Love it or hate it, February 14th is around the corner and I completely understand if your plan is to boycott it completely, like many do for different reasons. For those who still look forward to it, here is a Cruelty-Free Valentine’s Day Gift Guide to help spoil the people you cherish and obviously yourself, because there’s nothing wrong with being your own secret admirer.
Since the temptation to purchase a new lipstick is often there (for most of us, anyway), why not choose a new colour for Valentine’s Day. MarieNatie lipsticks are vegan, gluten-free, and formulated with organic jojoba, avocado, and coconut oil to nourish and moisturize lips. Also to help with dry lips, MarieNatie lipsticks are enriched with naturally derived organic mango and cocoa butters. Giselle is the perfect bright red lipstick for this holiday and until February 28th, use code BeMine for $5.00 off any MarieNatie lipstick of your choice.
Pacifica nail polishes are a favourite of mine and not only because they’re cruelty-free and vegan, they are 7-free which means you’re painting your nails without parabens, formaldehyde, and other toxic ingredients. There are several gorgeous red shades to choose from, but the shade Cinnamon Girl is a close match to the MarieNatie Giselle lipstick. You can purchase the nail polishes directly online with Pacifica or use their store locator to find a retailer near you. If you live in Canada, you can purchase Pacifica nail polishes on Well.ca.
Taking care of your skin daily is key to maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion, so after you’re done with your Valentine’s Day celebrations, make sure to remove your makeup, cleanse, and hydrate your skin. Pelle Beauty’s Bloom line, which includes a foaming cleanser, beauty mist, and beauty serum will help cleanse and rehydrate all skin types. From February 11th until the 15th, visit Pelle Beauty online and use code BeMine to save 15% on all products.
I first discovered MarieNatie cosmetics through Petit Vour. The Petit Vour beauty box is a fantastic way to discover luxury beauty products that are cruelty-free and vegan. Petit Vour offers different gift subscription plans that allow you or someone you love to experience this addictive monthly beauty service. Receiving mail has never been so exciting!
In addition to the beauty box service, Petit Vour has an online shop where you’ll find various beauty and lifestyle products. It has been so nice to see Petit Vour expand beyond the beauty category and include, among other products, the gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. paper goods. The Rifle Paper Co. Valentine’s Day cards are available in a boxed set and in two cute designs.
Guest author Natacha Cole is a former professional makeup artist and an advocate of cruelty-free cosmetics.