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Cosmetic Gift Guide for Animal and Green Beauty Lovers

Looking for the perfect gift for someone who you know loves animals and is always seeking green beauty products with natural and organic ingredients? 

Check out our Digital Ambassador’s, @HonestlyCarolynMarie, holiday gift guide that’s filled with Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free goodies for a brite smile, beautiful skin, luscious hair, and scents to transport you to your favorite memories.

Before we get started, I just want to say, “Hi and hello!” My name is Carolyn and I’m obsessed with all things beauty. Whether it’s skin care, oral care, makeup, body care, or hair care, I’ve tried so many products and I hope my gift set helps you or inspires your gift-giving ideas this season.

Let’s Start with a Gift For Pearly Whites

Dr. Brite’s BeBrite Set

Created by the doctor-dentist founders at Dr. Brite, The BeBrite Set of whitening toothpaste and cleansing mouthwash makes a great gift especially if you know someone with a sensitive mouth or someone who is looking to switch to a healthier, harsh chemical-free lifestyle.  Also, the limited-time Holiday Sets are perfect gifts for green beauty cosmetic lovers and those who appreciate thoughtful essential items.

For Giftees That Are Obsessed with Skin Care and Body Care

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub

If you know someone who is a skincare junkie or who just loves to pamper themselves, Acure’s Brightening Facial Scrub is an awesome, affordable gift that gently scrubs away dirt and grime. It’s also fantastic for exfoliating the skin and has nourishing ingredients like argan oil and chlorella.

Meow Meow Tweet Underarm Primer

Natural deodorants are a smart choice because they’re free of harmful toxins like parabens and aluminum, but sometimes they can wear off quickly. That’s where Meow Meow Tweet comes into play. Their underarm primer has the consistency of an ultra-thin lotion that you apply before you use your natural deodorant. It basically keeps you feeling fresher longer which makes your natural deodorant even more effective.

It’s also great for anyone with sensitive skin, so grab one for a person who loves to use natural beauty products from head to toe.

Alba Botanica Body in the Buff Espresso & Coffee Bean Scrub

If you’re thinking of creating a gift basket for someone this holiday season, a body scrub is a must. The fall and winter seasons can dry out our skin when the temperature drops and this body scrub is a great pick-me-up thanks to a delightful coffee scent.

I also love the convenience of a body scrub that comes in a squeezy tube. Scrubs that come in jars can be hard to open, messy, and you have to be extra careful to not get water into the jar after using it. Squeezy tubes are the way to go and this scrub also rinses clean thanks to a liquidy, but exfoliating consistency.

For Giftees Who Want to Extend the Life of Their Hairstyle

Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo

Okay, this product isn’t 100% natural, but allow me to explain myself! I personally use this dry shampoo maybe a couple of times a week, but that’s only if I straighten my hair. What I like about this dry shampoo is that it effectively absorbs any excess oils I have in my second to even fourth day hair!

The only con I could find, and this is maybe something you might want to consider, is that this has an extremely strong fresh and powdery scent. I wouldn’t say it smells like baby powder, but it definitely has a powdery note that lingers a couple hours after use.

If you know someone who lives off of dry shampoo, I believe they’ll appreciate the gift of refreshed hair.

For Giftees Who Like Subtle, Soft Makeup Looks or an Extra Glam Look

Suntegrity 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Facial Sunscreen - Tinted with SPF 30

This item is part-skincare, part-makeup and just all-around nourishment for your face. This facial sunscreen is more like a tinted moisturizer that leaves your skin feeling hydrated and not greasy. For reference, I have oily/combination skin and I don’t feel like an oil slick when I wear this.

It’s also wonderful that this product has an SPF 30 rating because honestly everyone should wear sunscreen year round. I don’t care if it’s cloudy and cold out. UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through clouds and reflect off of snow. Grab this facial sunscreen by Suntegrity for your outdoorsy loved one or someone who likes to take care of their skin.

Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks

People are saying the matte liquid lip trend is dying, but you can find me clinging onto the matte lip look as long as I can. Dose of Colors makes an incredible shade range of liquid lipsticks that feel comfortable, don’t dry out the lips, don’t transfer, and smell like a vanilla icing wonderland. The two shades that I’m loving are Hot Fire, a fiery red-orange, and Saváge, a deep red-purple oxblood, which are part of the DESIXKATY collaboration that launched a couple of months ago.

>Vapour Organics Aura Multi-Use Stick in Scandal 224

If dramatic makeup isn’t your giftee’s specialty, but they still like to look put together I recommend this lip, cheek and eye stick for quick, simple makeup looks. The shade Scandal 224 is a season-appropriate, neutral berry tone that gives your giftee a healthy flush of color. Because this is a cream stick, expect this to be moisturizing and perfect for cold, dry months.

This product is also great for that person who is always running late and wants something super fast and easy to use just as they are about to zip out the door.

For Giftees Who Love to be Transported By Scents

PHLUR Eau de Parfum Sample Set

Did you know that most conventional perfumes and colognes don’t list their ingredients? So, who knows what harmful chemicals are drenching your body and clothes. PHLUR is different because of their transparency and dedication to providing intoxicating scents for both men and women that are formulated with no nasties.

If you know someone who has a perfume or cologne collection, I say challenge what they know with PHLUR’s Sample Set where you can pick 3 scents that come in mini 2 mL spray bottles to try. If your giftee likes one of the three scents, they can get $15 off of their first bottle.

Here’s the scents I’ve tried:

  • Hanami: a light and fresh non-powdery floral that’s perfect for everyday use. Notes of: fig, white florals, hazelnut, and sandalwood.
  • Moab: a slightly musky scent with caramel sweetness. It reminds me of the Sierra Nevadas in California. Notes of: long pepper, clove, vanilla, jasmine, and tonka bean.
  • Siano: a true nighttime scent that’s bold, mysterious, and daring. Notes of: green pepper, ylang ylang, osmanthus, mimosa, and cognac.

And that does it! I hope you enjoyed a few of my favorite Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free products that would make great gifts for your friends and loved ones. Now, tackle the rest of your holiday shopping with gusto!


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