OrangeMoJoJo has decided to make a serious effort to purchase products that are not tested on animals. Because I like them! And M.A.C. says if I use their products, which are NOT tested on animals, I can totally look like this:
I think Dita von Teese is the sexiest sleazy woman alive, and that she didn't need to be told that by being "awarded" the title of Ultra Vixen. I do wonder what the heck she was thinking when she married Marilyn Manson, but then, opposites attract and all that.... I'm not a fan of Mr. Warner's music, but I do think he's got quite a mind (remember him in Michael Moore's Bowling for Columbine?). Maybe that's it....
I am totally torn as to who should win custody of their cats, Lily and Aleister.
But I digress.
I have been in the process of sorting through my makeup and bath/body products to make sure I'm not using anything that's been tested on animals. I always MEAN to be aware, but I am so often drawn by cute (read: not Marilyn Manson-esque) packaging, that something may have slipped through. I was very pleased to find that my favorite brands are indeed NOT tested on animals. I'll share some products here that I use and absolutely swear by, and some that I won't buy because 1) they're crap and 2) they're tested on animals. For the most part, those that were crap were tested on animals, which leads me to wonder - why continue to test your products on animals??? You're obviously not learning anything!!!
The lists I have supplied below are FAR from complete. Click on the headings for more complete lists. This goes for ye men as well. Gillette, Colgate, and Bic test on animals, for example. And what do you use to wash your hair?
With the exception of L'Oreal, that is. I've been using L'Oreal's Feria hair color on and off for years. I did not realize that it was tested on animals, and now that I do know, I'll be returning the box I just bought. Shame on you, Feria! And shame on me for not checking first.
NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS:
MAC (Buy Viva Glam products!!! 100% of your purchase goes to AIDS research!!!! To date they've raised over $86 million!!!)
Chanel (I swear by their foundation)
Urban Decay (okay maybe there's a little Marilyn Manson in me after all!)
OPI (okay, how fun are the names of their nail polishes? My personal favorites are Didgeridoo My Nails?, Romeo and Juliet, Big Apple Red (must be the Dita von Teese in me!), and Not So Bora-Boring Pink)
TESTED ON ANIMALS:
Maybelline (I've written them 3 times - never received a response)
L'Oreal (Feria *sob!* I just wrote them)
Johnson and Johnson
Oil of Olay