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It’s Kind To Be Cruelty Free


As regular readers know by now, I’m a big fan of eco chic gift ideas (albeit, I’ve thrown the odd leather gift at ya). You’ll also know I eat a mostly vegan diet, so I can genuinely say, today’s gift list has a special place in my heart. I’ve done some sniffing around and found three wonderful cruelty-free lines I’d love to introduce to you as great gift ideas. What is cruelty-free you ask? It’s a broad term encompassing no testing on animals on any way, shape or form. Some of the horror stories out there – like forcing animals to inhale chemicals, rub them into their shaved skin, or even pump them into their stomachs – are enough to make anyone want to take a second look at what’s in their shopping bag. The bonus, however, is that these all happen to be amazing products as well. So without further ado:

Kiss My Face Sunscreen – $11.95 – $19.99
The entire line of Kiss My Face products boasts all natural, plant-based ingredients with names you’ll actually recognize – from sunflower oil and green tea, to chamomile and hydresia, a core ingredient in all of KMF’s suncare goodies that makes it easier to rub in and absorb for maximum sun protection. Available in kid-friendly formulas, sport sprays, and even lip balm, toss one of these into a goodie bag with a bright towel and a pair of UV protection sunglasses for a cool hostess or houseguest gift over a long weekend beach stay.

Blyth & May The Best Papa Shaving Kit – $81
Dudes can get in on the act of being cruelty-free with this shaving kit from indie Canadian skincare shop, Blyth & May. Including organic shaving oil, vegan shave cream, natural aftershave, and essential oil enriched body lotion, this manly kit both soothes the skin and smells amazing. Bonus points for coming in a way cute rustic gift box for easy gift-giving. Consider it for Father’s Day 2013, or as a birthday or Christmas gift in-between for your dad, hubby, or brother.

Nena by Ookeana Natural Oceanic Clay Facial Masks – $46 each
Another Canadian offering, this time from the depths of our pristine oceans. The natural oceanic clay harvested off the coast of BC is extremely potent, but also retrieved with the utmost care and respect for the environment where it rests. In fact, Ooakena is the only company that has permission to extract their star ingredient, a mineral-rich, virtually untouched clay that leaves your skin feeling revitalized and beaming thanks to its exfoliating and slightly more mysterious skin-brightening powers. Best of all, it comes in a half-dozen varieties to accomplish different tasks – from therapeutic lavender-infused to moisture-drenched avocado.

Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Makeup @ The Body Shop – $3+
Uber adorable British supermodel Lily Cole has recently teamed up with The Body Shop to be their first ever Global Brand Advocate. You may be thinking – isn’t that just another term for spokesperson? But when you’re dealing with a trailblazing company like The Body Shop, Advocate seems far more appropriate. Not only is The Body Shop a world leader in cruelty-free products amongst the biggest brands in the world, they’re also admired by the smaller indie companies and fervent activists alike – including Miss Cole herself. As part of their collaboration, The Body Shop has launched a new, hot-selling, limited edition cosmetics collection that’s extremely upfront about what it’s free from – stuff you probably never even imagined would end up on your face, I might add. That means no bug shells (used for colour), no fish scales or shellfish (used for shimmer), and no animal hairs (used in brushes) for a 100% polished look that also speaks to a greater awareness of just what it is you’re using to get pretty.


The Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Makeup collection includes a huge range of products that certainly don’t exchange style for (quality) substance. Get glowing with the light-diffusing Pearl Radiance Primer ($22) or the iridescent Shadow Cubes ($22), and finish off your look with eye-popping violet liquid liner ($15), lip-smacking glosses in tropical shades like Go Pink and Go Wild ($5), and the way-cool Lip & Cheek Domes ($10) that contain a creamy gel formula that works wonders for lips & cheeks in equal measure – and is great to throw into an evening bag. The entire line is available in-stores and online while supplies last so hop to it for some wonderful birthday gifts for your girlfriends, or even start stocking up on holiday stocking stuffers with some of these affordable, yet amazingly world-conscious products.

If you’d like to try ’em out for yourself, you may be in luck. The Canadian Gift Guide and The Body Shop are giving away a Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Makeup gift basket valued at $100 to one soon-to-be-extra-pretty winner. To enter:

1) Leave a comment by August 27th on which Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Makeup product you’d most like to try. It can be something mentioned in this post, or something from The Body Shop website (or something you spot in stores!)

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around August 28th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: I’m sure a bunch of you do already, but I’m going to tell you to definitely check out The Body Shop on Facebook and Twitter. If you like and / or follow them, drop your handle(s) in the comments so I can credit you with up to two bonus entries. If you tweet about this contest (just once) and tag both me @cdngiftguide and @TheBodyShopCA, plus leave a link in the comments. you’ll earn a third bonus entry, so spread the word!

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171 Responses to “It’s Kind To Be Cruelty Free”
  1. JENNIFER HART says:

    I WOULD LIKE TO TRY A MILLION AND ONE THINGS BUT AT THE MOMENT THE HEMP FOOT CREAM IS WHAT I NEED

  2. leah leitch says:

    I would love to try the Nena facial masks. I bet they smell great and would be awesome for an evening of pampering. I “liked” body shop my handle is my name. Thanks πŸ™‚

  3. I would love to try the Lily Cole Liquid Eye Liner… I will be posting this on twitter under SCCC5 and on facebook under strictly canadian coupons and contests… thank you for letting us try to win πŸ™‚

  4. Lindsay Steeves says:

    I would like to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome!
    I liked the body shop on Facebook (Lindsay Steeves) and followed on Twitter (lynz44).

  5. Beatrice Lawson says:

    Really like the hi-sine lip treatment, and the lip and cheek dome sounds great too. I am interested in the nail buffer too as I am trying to move away from polishes but haven’t found good products to replace them with.

  6. Brenda Penton says:

    I’d like to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome. I follow The Body Shop on Facebook as Brenda Penton and on Twitter as @newfiechic

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/newfiechic/status/233225459897364480

  7. Susan Daku says:

    I’ve tried many products at the Body Shop but would love to try out the hemp line…maybe the hand cream to start! Follow the Body Shop on fb.

  8. amymbrown says:

    I would like to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome! I follow on twitter @amym_brown and Facebook Amy Brown, and I tweeted: https://twitter.com/amym_brown/status/233270042106671104

  9. Cairine says:

    I would like to try the Pearl Radiance Primer, I thought the make-up bag was very nice too!

  10. Tierra G says:

    I would like to try the Lily Cole Liquid Eye Liner. Looks great.

  11. Lori P says:

    The Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome would be interesting to try.

  12. Gemma says:

    I’d like to try the lip and cheek domes.

  13. Angela M says:

    Right now I would like to try the Hi-Shine Lip Treatment.

  14. Angela M says:

    I follow Body Shop on Twitter @skyalive1976
    Like on Facebook: Angela Mitchell

  15. Shaunda says:

    I would try the liquid liner, I love liquid liner.

  16. Suzanne Giroux says:

    I would like to try the Pearl Radiance Primer

  17. Suzanne Giroux says:

    I like The Bodyshop on FB–Suzanne Giroux

  18. Audrey Skinner says:

    I would like to try the pearl radiance primer.

  19. Patricia says:

    I love Body Shop products, have used them forever and would love to try the Pearl Radiance Primer

  20. Bonnie says:

    I LOVE Body Shop items and have many…recently got some more Coconut Body Mist & Lotion
    and the Strawberry Mist but would like to try facial products

  21. Jessica Lord says:

    I would like to try the Hi Shine Lip Treatment

  22. I would like to try the Nena by Ookeana Natural Oceanic Clay Facial Masks..sounds interesting!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  23. I like the body shop on facebook (karla Sceviour)

  24. I follow the body shop on twitter
    @ksceviour

  25. debra says:

    I’d like to try the pearl radiance primer

  26. Donna L. says:

    Lip & Cheek Domes

  27. anita f says:

    Would love to win the Blyth & May The Best Papa Shaving Kit for my son to try.

  28. Jennifer C. says:

    I would like to try the “Lily Cole Hi-Shine Lip Treatment.”

    e-mail: vamp629@yahoo.ca

  29. Jennifer C. says:

    I follow “The Body Shop Canada” on Twitter.

    My Twitter: @PumpkinGirl78

  30. nikki robak says:

    the hemp foot cream

  31. nikki robak says:

    like on fb nikki robak, follow on twitter nrobak101

  32. Rosemary says:

    I really would like to try the hemp foot cream,my feet have never been pampered before and I think this would be the best product to start with.

  33. Louise says:

    I would love to try the Lily Cole Liquid Eye Liner

  34. Jennifer C. says:

    I tweeted about this contest. Here is the link:

    My Twitter: @PumpkinGirl78

  35. beewbedard says:

    Would love to try Nena by Ookeana Natural Oceanic Clay Facial Masks
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  36. beewbedard says:

    following body shop on fb
    Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  37. beewbedard says:

    following body shop on twitter
    @BeeWBedard
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  38. beewbedard says:

    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  39. Elaine Rosser says:

    The Lip and Cheek Dome looks interesting to try.

  40. ASHLEY O says:

    The light-diffusing Pearl Radiance Primer, iridescent Shadow Cubes, violet liquid liner, lip-smacking glosses & Lip/Cheek Domes ALL SOUND FABULOUS and I would enjoy evey single One πŸ™‚

  41. Sparkled Beauty says:

    The primer definitely sparks some curiosity in me
    Follow TBS on twitter (@Sparkled_Beauty), like on FB (Ann N.)

  42. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    i would love to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome

  43. arash naghdi says:

    I like the like the hi-sine lip treatment,

  44. Kristin Gossen says:

    I’d try the lip glosses.

  45. 409cope says:

    I would most like to try the Lily Cole blush.

  46. 409cope says:

    I like the Body Shop on facebook.Shari Dalton

  47. 409cope says:

    I follow The Body Shop Canada on twitter as 409cope.

  48. 409cope says:

    I tweeted-https://twitter.com/409cope/status/233622933417893888

  49. Rhonda W G. says:

    iridescent Shadow Cubes: I’d love to try these!
    Like and Follow The Body Shop via @vintagebased and Rhonda Way Greig

  50. Amy says:

    I would love to try the Lilly Cole Shadow Cubes πŸ™‚

  51. Tina says:

    I would like to try the β€œLily Cole Hi-Shine Lip Treatment.”

  52. Crystal Stevens says:

    I would love to try the lip and cheek dome, I love the idea of having to carry less products! I already love The Body Shop on facebook.

  53. Erika says:

    I would like to try the Lily Cole Lip and Cheek Dome. I like natural looking colors.

  54. Cathy C says:

    I would like to try out the Hi Shine Lip Treatment

  55. Susan says:

    I would try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome. Thanks for featuring all these cruelty-free products!

  56. Anne Taylor says:

    I’d love to try the Lily Cole Hi-Shine Lip Treatment

    Like The Body Shop on Facebook (Anne Taylor)

    Follow The Body Shop on Twitter (greeeneyedwhwom)

    Tweeted

    Thanks

    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  57. Kiki says:

    I would like to try the liquid eyeliner and see how well it holds up against other products.

  58. Kelly P says:

    I’dlove for my hubby to try the Bythe & May Best Papa Shaving Kit!

  59. Laura says:

    I would like to try the lip and cheek dome.

  60. Sunshine G says:

    I’d like to try the lip dome…I’m always looking for new lip products!

  61. Dee B says:

    I like the Lily Cole cosmetic bag

  62. julia g says:

    I’d like to try the Lip and Cheek Dome

  63. I’d like to try the sunscream

  64. Ann says:

    The violet liquid liner would really bring out the blue in my eyes!

  65. svik says:

    I would like to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome!

  66. I would like to try the liquid eye liner. I did the bonus entries as well, on Facebook and on Twitter. I provided the contest link and I also commented/tweeted. I think that I covered it all. Thank you for the chance to win. — You can find me under: Dawn Cruickshank Baldwin on Facebook and Aqua_Eyed_Girl on Twitter.

  67. AshBo says:

    I think the Pearl Radiance Primer sounds pretty lovely and I’ve ALWAYS wanted to try a good primer πŸ™‚

  68. qiviq says:

    I would like to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome!

    Thanks for the contest πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  69. Alina R. says:

    The iridescent Shadow Cubes sound dreamy!

  70. sean pynaert says:

    my wife would like to try the facial masks

  71. Kirsten Markevich says:

    Violet liquid liner! Sounds fab!

  72. Laura says:

    I would love the lip and cheek dome

  73. Now I think that I want to try the eyeliner and the lip and cheek dome. πŸ˜‰ I already commented earlier – please confirm, if you can – I should have 3 bonus entries. Thank you for the chance.

  74. I would like to try the Lily Cole Cruelty Free Makeup

  75. Wendy Dickinson says:

    They clay face masks sound interesting and so does the cruelty free make up.

    msdickinson28 at hotmail dot com

  76. Wanda says:

    I’d like to try the hemp foot cream as my feet feel hot and dry.

  77. Karen says:

    I would like to try the cheek dome

  78. Nancy says:

    Il’d like to try the lip and cheek dome

  79. JM says:

    lip & cheek dome

  80. Alan Shawn says:

    i like the cosmetic bag

  81. Leigh-Ann says:

    I’d love to try the Pearl Radiance Primer !

  82. Nicole Fairbarn says:

    What wouldn’t I like to try but i have to say I’d love to try Nena facial masks.. Nothing like unwinding and relaxing with a nice facial mask πŸ™‚

  83. jeremy c says:

    I LIKE THE Blyth & May The Best Papa Shaving Kit

  84. Chantelle says:

    I would like to try the Lily Cole Hi-Shine Lip Treatment. I’m a vegan and I’m very excited to hear about this new line. It can be difficult to find products like this without ordering online. There are a couple of Body Shop’s where I live, so this is really great!

  85. gisela f says:

    kiss my face sunscreen…great stuff

  86. Donnas says:

    I’d want to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome.

  87. Donnas says:

    I like on Facebook as Donna Szocik and follow on Twitter as @Dawnalees

  88. darlene boyle says:

    LILY COLE lip and cheek dome

  89. I would like to try the Lily Cole lip and cheek dome!

  90. andrea says:

    I would love to try the Lily Cole Lip treatment.

  91. andrea says:

    i am already following the body shop canada on twitter (mommy2fiveboys)

  92. andrea says:

    I already like the body shop canada on facebook (andrea amy)

  93. andrea says:

    tweeted (mommy2fiveboys)

  94. jess says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO TRY THE HEMP FOOT CREAM!

  95. angela m says:

    I would love to try the Pearl Radiance Primer
    thanks
    flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

  96. Janice B says:

    I would love to try the lily cole tropical shade lip glosses.I am a huge fan of the body shop.

  97. Brook says:

    The irredescent shadow cubes would be something I would try! What a great line of make up..will have to check it out next time in the mall.

  98. Mandy K says:

    I would like to try the hemp foot cream. The body shop is amazing.

  99. Glogirl says:

    I’d love to try the Lily Cole lip gloss.

  100. Glogirl says:

    I like the Body Shop on Facebook. (Amy M)

  101. Glogirl says:

    I follow The Body Shop on Twitter @glogirl3

  102. intensev5 says:

    I would love to try the
    LILY COLE LIQUID EYE LINER

  103. Tina Chan says:

    The Lily Cole Lip and Cheek Dome!

  104. Wendy says:

    lip and cheek dome……sounds wonderful!

  105. Ruth Ellen Smith says:

    I would love to try the violet liquid liner

  106. Ruth Ellen Smith says:

    I like the bodyshop canada πŸ™‚

  107. i love the body shop! the one thing i am interested in is the pearl radiance primer

  108. I would like to try the whole lily cole collection

  109. Tammy Human says:

    Ohhhh…I’d like to try the Lily Cole Liquid Liner….and all the other Lily Cole products too!!!

  110. Taylor Hoyt says:

    I never leave the house without lip gloss or lip balm, so I would be most excited to try the lip gloss. Maybe in “Go Wild!” That sounds exciting πŸ™‚

  111. I would like to try the Pearl Radiance Primer

  112. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I would most like to try the Lily Cole light-diffusing Pearl Radiance Primer. It is just what my poor skin needs to brighten it up. Thanks for the chance to win!

  113. Ali says:

    Pearl Radiance Primer

  114. Jeannette Laframboise says:

    I am already following The Body Shop on Facebook and Twitter. πŸ˜‰
    My FB name=Jeannette Naylor Laframboise
    My Twitter name=@JeannetteNL
    Also-Tweet of giveaway=https://twitter.com/JeannetteNL/status/235472635352473600

  115. linda demunck says:

    I would like to try the clay facial masks.

  116. aly3360 says:

    I’d love to try the Nena by Ookeana Natural Oceanic Clay Facial Masks.

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  117. aly3360 says:

    I like the body shop on facebook (Amber Lynn)

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  118. amy says:

    I would most like to try the lip and cheek dome.
    Liked on facebook (aim sprague)
    following on twitter (007summergirl)

  119. Marlene says:

    Like – Lily Cole Liquid Eye Liner
    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/MarsbarJewelry1/status/235534122599206912
    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!

  120. Marrium Sahar says:

    I would like to try Lily Cole hi-shine lip treatment.
    Liked Body Shop Canada on facebook (Marrium Sahar) πŸ™‚

  121. marriumsahar says:

    I would like to try Lily Cole hi-shine lip treatment.
    Liked the Body Shop Canada on facebook (Marrium Sahar) πŸ™‚

  122. Jennifer says:

    Hm. I would be most curious to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome!

  123. I would really like to try the the iridescent Shadow Cubes!

  124. I follow The Body Shop on Twitter! @rebthecatsitter

  125. I like The Body Shop on Facebook (Rebecca Roberts)

  126. Tweeted

  127. Justine H says:

    I want to try the warming mask!! πŸ™‚

    I follow the body shop on fb and twitter
    fb name: Justine Ho
    twitter name: @jymh890
    tweeted: https://twitter.com/jymh890/status/235606259204763649

  128. Yaqut says:

    Would love to try liquid liner πŸ™‚

  129. Jayne Cameron says:

    Thinking of summer sandals and our Feet, I would really like to try the Hemp Foot Cream

  130. Holly Sproule says:

    Lily Cole Hi-Shine Lip Treatment looks nice! And i already liked it on fb!

  131. Would love to try the iridescent Shadow Cubes.

  132. Athena says:

    I’d want to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome

  133. Athena says:

    Follow Body Shop on twitter @tinatchick

  134. Athena says:

    follow Body Shop on FB AthenaD

  135. nenasinclair says:

    I would love to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome. I Like your page on Facebook (Nena Sinclair) and Follow on Twitter (@NenaSinclair)

  136. kolagirl says:

    I would love to try the lip-smacking glosses in tropical shades like Go Pink and Go Wild!

  137. kolagirl says:

    I like The Body Shop Canada on FB, “Sharon Marie Cosby”
    And I follow on Twitter too “@kolagirrrl”

  138. kolagirl says:

    Tweeted the contest!

  139. Staci Banin says:

    Anything completely cruelty free would be amazing! We find it very difficult to find affordable cruelty free products in Saskatchewan and there is a firm “No animal testing!” rule in our house! Way to go, Body Shop!

  140. omg i would LOVE all of these! make my legs nice and smooth, the products i use suck. i love makeups gimme gimme gimme!

  141. Sandy says:

    I would love to try the pearl radiance primer!

  142. Jana Lee says:

    I want to try Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome!!

  143. Elizabeth says:

    The Lily Cole lip and cheek dome.

  144. ginette4 says:

    I would like to try their Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome

  145. ginette4 says:

    I like the body shop on facebook; Ginette Dube Anger

  146. ginette4 says:

    I follow the body shop on twitter; @ginette4

  147. Love to try the Lily Cole – Cruelty Free makeup

  148. Shell Smith says:

    I love the lily colelip and cheek dome – beautiful.

  149. aimee says:

    the eyeshadows look great

  150. Miranda says:

    The Blyth product for sure! it’s my relatives last name I am sure they will get a kick out of it

  151. Kirra says:

    I would love to try the pearl radiance primer! Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Makeup. and i liked the body shop on facebook – kirra hunter

  152. Roberta says:

    Lip & cheek domes look fab! Killing two birds with one rock πŸ™‚

  153. Roberta says:

    I like the Body Shop on facebook; Roberta Biggs

  154. Roberta says:

    i follow the body shop on twitter; @misslilbirdie

  155. Roberta says:

    tweeting to win a contest for a $100 Lily Cole Cruelty-Free Makeup pack by @cdngiftguide @thebodyshopca wish me luck!!!— Birdie (@misslilbirdie) August 23, 2012

  156. Sheri C says:

    I would love to try Nena facemasks!

  157. Heather A says:

    I would love to try the iridescent shadow cubes, but everything looks great.

  158. raven says:

    Nena by Ookeana Natural Oceanic Clay Facial Masks, I would love to try any of these

  159. Melissa Webb says:

    I’d love to try the Lily Cole Lip & Cheek Dome!!

  160. tennille says:

    Lily Cole Hi-Shine Lip Treatment

  161. lisa bolduc says:

    if i were to go to the body shop i would pick out something in the white musk collection

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