Bead & Reel's Beauty Faves
by Sica Schmitz | Posted on June 24 2016
Self care is so important, and even though we don't yet carry ethical beauty in our shop that doesn't mean that we aren't always on the hunt for handmade, non-toxic, cruelty-free, vegan products for a little pampering and nourishing. With this in mind, we took some time out of our busy schedule to relax and test a few out for you. You know, for the greater good.
Fair warning, this limited edition body oil with ARTISANskin may not give you the skills of vegan ballerina and Instagram sensation Agnes Muljadi's (we speak from experience), but if you're looking for a silky oil to smooth and moisturize, then this is for you. Vegan, cruelty-free, organic, and handmade in the USA, it is perfect to massage sore muscles or soften rough edges (and elbows... just saying).
Truth be told, we're usually not into scented beauty products but Twinkle Apothecary's deodorant just smells irresistible. Handmade in small batches, it has a light powder finish to helps absorb moisture and fight bacteria. Vegan, cruelty-free, and packaged in a biodegradable tube, it offers a body-positive message assuring you that you are absolutely supposed to sweat, along with the resources to help you embrace that.
Atmosphere soaps are the perfect juxtaposition of rock n roll inspiration and vegan cruelty-free ingredients. Handmade with organic and unadulterated natural oils and butters (as opposed to the typical bleached and/or deodorized - eww), they have a gentle scent and perfect sudsy lather, not to mention minimalist recyclable packaging. Add in your favorite morning playlist (or, the new Band of Horses Why are you OK album from vegan lead singer Ben Bridwell).
If you're not lucky enough to live in Los Angeles with regular access to Handcraft & Hart's new vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic, fair labor nail salon, you can have the nails come to you! Their press on, no fuss nails are perfect for special occasions (or every occasion) and each made to order. Or, you can just come visit.
CHEEKS & LIPS
Eco babe Ashlee Piper's collaborative lip + cheek tint with ARTISANskin has it all. Handmade in small batches here in the USA, it is vegan, organic, cruelty-free, plus smells like rose petals. It gives a fresh-faced hint of color for that "Oh I just woke up like this" glow that none of us actually woke up with.