No testing on a Animals means NO testing on Animals, Estée Lauder, Avon, Revlon, Mary Kay!!!!!!

Avon, Mary Kay, Estée Lauder, and Revlon Are Paying for Tests on Animals
For more than two decades, Avon, Mary Kay, Estee Lauder, and Revlon have been among the largest mainstream international companies on PETA’s cruelty-free lists. Avon banned all tests on animals following PETA’s massive “Avon Killing” campaign, and Mary Kay pledged to go cruelty-free after cartoonist Berkeley Breathed mocked the company in his popular Bloom County comic strip. Since then, all four companies have enjoyed the support of PETA and millions of consumers who choose to buy cosmetics from companies that don’t harm animals. But now we have learned that all four companies have been paying for tests on animals in order to sell their products in China—and they did not inform PETA or consumers that their policies had changed. We have no choice but to downgrade them by placing them on our list of companies that test on animals.

When we learned that the Chinese government requires tests on animals before many cosmetics products can be marketed in China, we immediately contacted the companies. While we understand that China is an enormous market that these companies aren’t willing to ignore, we had hoped they would take action to eliminate this requirement or push for non-animal testing methods to be accepted. Mary Kay had taken some steps to work with officials in China, and at our urging, promised to continue this effort—but Avon, Estee Lauder, and Revlon appear to have gone along with the painful animal tests without objection.

Since PETA first exposed the Chinese government’s requirements for animal tests for cosmetics in 2012, we have provided the expert scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) with funding both to educate scientists in China on superior, non-animal testing methods and to provide government officials there with guidance on accepting non-animal testing methods and developing a five-year plan to accept the tests currently used in the U.S. and Europe.

Fortunately, there are still more than 1,500 companies on our global “Don’t Test” list whose products consumers can buy with a clear conscience.

Please take a moment to let Avon, Mary Kay, Estee Lauder, and Revlon know that you are disappointed in their backsliding and that you will no longer buy the companies’ products as long they are tested on animals.

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ANTI-AGING BEACH NAKEUP and dress couture!!!

How can you look sexy at the beach while you’re sweating and lounging about in the sun? Here’s what I’d highly recommend:
It cosmetics cc cream for natural, Poreless full coverage that’s sweat proof with SPF 50 and dark spot lightening treatment!
It’s all natural and paraben and cruelty free!

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For even lighter coverage with the same SPF 50 and hydrolyzed collagen, hylauronic acid, and gorgeous finish, try the cc+veil spf50 in a compact form:

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On your gorgeous body NOTHING feels or looks better and more flattering than MICHELLE JONAS beachy couture dresses, tops, shorts, and bathing suit covers:

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I LOVE MIJO dresses! I’ve been doing makeup for her catalogue shoots and special clients like Heather Graham. Here’s our most recent shoot:

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How to Book Beautiful Bridal Makeup and Hair!

It’s that time again-Wedding Season!! And what better way to celebrate brides than a little “how to” choose what I think is the loveliest Hair and makeup that fits you and your personality:). SO many former Brides have come to me after their wedding (when someone else did it) and say that their makeup was way too heavy or didn’t fit their personality or that they had to re-do it themselves after a random makeup artist did their face without understanding them as a person….

1) ALWAYS DO A HAIR and MAKEUP TEST before your big day. That’s my recommendation. You don’t need surprises like that on your big day:)

2) ALWAYS make sure your Makeup or hair person understands what you like and don’t like. DONT BE AFRAID TO COMMUNICATE with them. It’s the only way you’ll get what you want.

3) BE REALISTIC! if your hair is shoulder length , don’t expect a hairstylist to be able to create some of the updos below unless you buy her some hair Extentions to put in.

4) KNOW YOUR FACE. If you see a picture of a celebrity and you expect a makeup artist to make you look exactly like her, you may be disappointed. Remember that every face, eye shape, eye color, nose, eyebrows, mouth, lips, cheek bones, etc are different, but an artist should get you close to the vibe you are going for. Again, if you hate black eyeliner, say so! She or he should be able to show you options.

5) HAVE A STYLE. If your wedding is out in the woods, try some nice golds and bronzes ( at your comfort level). If your Wedding has a vintage or retro theme, try a nice red lip and black cat eye to go with your classic surroundings.

6). RELAX!! This is YOUR day and you should feel,beautiful and happy. Don’t let hair and makeup be a stress factor. Let it be fun!! Once you are happy with your artist (s) in the trials, relax, sit back, have a mimosa, put on some happy music and ENJOY!

7). CALL ME FIRST! LOL I use only waterproof, skin-like airbrush makeup that looks really natural. And I guarantee my work and your satisfaction:). I’ve also got several excellent hair and makeup people in my arsenal who feel the same way, http://www.victoriarowe.com . We serve all of California, Vegas and beyond (travel fees may apply).

BE HAPPY AND BEAUTIFUL!!

XO
Victoria:)

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