My Favorite Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands

There are roughly a million makeup brands (no idea if that’s a fact, but it feels like it, right?), but not all are cruelty-free. About a year and a half ago, I started making sure that anytime I purchased a new product, it was from an animal cruelty-free brand. So many brands are creating high-quality products that perform well at all price points without testing anything on animals. If a brand still tests on animals in 2019, that’s a conscious choice it is making, not one of necessity.

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Review: Ethical Fashion App Good On You

Over the last year, I’ve become very careful about where I buy new clothes. I’ve done a lot of research into clothing companies to make sure they have ethical practices, but with the large amount of greenwashing (when a company pretends to be more eco-friendly than it is) present in the fashion industry, it can be hard to trust a company’s website. A few months ago, I found out about the app Good On You, which has totally changed the game for me. Good On You helps me learn more about brands I like to shop (or used to, since I have been mostly avoiding buy clothes brand-new for the last 9 months) and discover new ethical fashion brands.

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Travel Tips for Newbies

Welcome to my international travel tips for newbies! I learned most of these tricks from friends who are much more experienced with international travel than I am. Like, 20 countries and counting travelers. All of my trips this year have been with the aforementioned savvy traveler friends and they’ve started to rub off on me. So behold, all of the wisdom I have gained over the last year when it comes to international travel.

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5 Tips For Thrifting On Apps

Thrift shopping is my favorite way to get new clothing. Giving new life to piece of clothing that still has years of wear left in it is a great way to update your closet while staying sustainable. One great way to start secondhand shopping is with some of the many apps, websites and instagram shops out there. Online thrifting is an especially great way to shop if you don’t have access to a car or live in an area without many good thrift stores. I especially love Poshmark and Depop.

However, shopping online or with an app presents a major problem for many of us: you can’t try the clothing on! And with many apps and sites, you can’t return or exchange items. As a seasoned online thrifter, I’ve rounded up some tips for how to find great pieces that will fit you well even if you can’t try them on.

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