Prevention of Animal Cruelty

Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month: 10 WTF Facts

Today kicks off a cause that is dear to my heart: Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. Each year, the ASPCA urges supporters across the country to “Go Orange for Animals.” Organize a fundraiser, become an animal activist, write an informational blog post, wear orange, spread the word on social media… there are a number of ways to get involved this month and show your support. Here at The Friendly Fig, I’m rockin’ my orange and here to open your fucking eyes. Eye-opening facts are inside the post. It’s time to take off your blinders. Continue reading

Friends Nail Collection

Cruelty-Free Nails: Friends Edition

So, this cruelty-free nail collection series is our new thing. Thus far, we’ve shared Office-inspired nail colorsGilmore Girls, and of course The Walking Dead. Now that I have completed all 10 seasons of Friends, I thought now is the time to reminisce. Because let’s face it – I miss these people.

NOTE: These are not the real names of the polishes – this is just for fun! Click into post to see all 20.

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Cruelty-Free Beauty Bag

#BeCrueltyFree Week: 10 Under $10 for Your Beauty Bag

By now, you all know that the three of us are big supporters of the #BeCrueltyFree campaign. So… you can imagine how excited we were when we were asked to participate in this year’s #BlogForBunnies for #BeCrueltyFree Week!

#BeCrueltyFree Week is a global awareness raising week where everyone joins in to make some noise about cosmetics cruelty, promote fab cruelty-free brands, and tell people about how they can support the campaign to end cosmetics cruelty in our country or globally. I thought now would be a great time to go over some affordable cruelty-free options. It’s NOT hard to #BuyTheBunny!

What’s in your vegan beauty bag? For me, I carry the essentials: lip balm, lip color, blush, liner, concealer, and mascara. If I wanted to go all crazy-Mary-Poppins-style, I would carry nail color, powder, hand lotion, face wipes… the works!! But I like to keep it simple.

We’ve found 10 under $10 compact & cruelty-free items that will keep you lookin’ goooood at all times.

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Walking Dead Nails

Cruelty-Free Nails: The Walking Dead Edition

IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! IT’S FINALLY HERE! The Walking Dead premieres this Sunday, and I cannot begin to express my excitement. It can only be captured as keyboard excitement [fhdjfhsjkdfhks!] To celebrate the second half of s5, I thought it would be fun to do one of our cruelty-free nail polish posts – Walking Dead style! Whether or not you are a fan, these colors are cruelty-free and gorgeous… and fit in quite nicely with some of TWD’s best moments. Let’s take a stroll through some of the key scenes from seasons 1-5, and hey, nail polish!

NOTE: These are not the real names of the polishes – this is just for fun!

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Gilmore Girls Nails

Cruelty-Free Nails: Gilmore Girls Edition

Last month, we shared our favorite Office-inspired nail colors. I had so much fun doing this, I decided to make it a reoccuring feature! Up next, we have Sara’s all-time favorite show, Gilmore Girls. I recently finished the series and am still mourning the loss of these people in my life. You could say I am creating this to cope and fill the void. Obviously, Sara brainstormed the majority of these. We’re a great team ;)

Okay Gilmore Girls fans, see what we’ve got!

NOTE: These are not the real names of the polishes – this is just for fun!

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Cruelty-Free Winter Skin Products

Bianca’s 10 Cruelty-Free Winter Skin Essentials

If you live in an area where snow IS TAKING OVER YOUR LIFE, you know what it’s like to suffer from winter skin. Newsflash to all those enjoying the warm weather: It’s fucking freezing over here. And our skin is taking the beating of its life. Fortunately, there are a ton of cruelty-free products that can help with this disaster.

So without further adieu, here are my top 10 favorite winter skin essentials. Or in other words, my favorite LUSH products with a few other products sprinkled in. #SorryNotSorry

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The Office Nails

Cruelty-Free Nails: The Office Edition

I don’t think I’ll ever get over this Essie Office Collection. Before you get too excited… I have looked high and low to see if this was a legit line, but nope. I love that someone took the time to do this – it is SPOT ON. If you don’t know by now, I am an obsessed Office fan. Every day, I get home from work, get comfortable, and play Office reruns while I cook dinner. It is the highlight of my day, and I am not ashamed to say that I’ve seen all episodes at least 10 times each. It’s crazy, but it’s fine. It makes me happy!

Since Essie isn’t cruelty-free, I thought it may be fun to make one for us! Thank God I have a blog, because I would hate to make this and not share it. So, that is my excuse to do this useless, but super fun post. To whoever had this Essie idea, you are a genius. I can only hope to do half a good a job as you have done, my friend.

NOTE: These are not the real names of the polishes – this is just for fun! Also, yes there are 30. I couldn’t stop.

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Personal Hygiene Products Not Tested on Animals

#BuyTheBunny: Personal Hygiene Edition

Being cruelty-free doesn’t equal to being stinky! Contrary to what a lot of people assume, buying cruelty-free is easy and does not have to break your bank. We hope that you have been taking a ton from our #BuyTheBunny posts this month, because shopping cruelty-free is so *so* important. We’ve tackled everything from beauty to household cleaning products, so this week, we want to focus on personal hygiene. These are the items that you use daily – we hope! ;)

We’re counting down our favorites for 10 different products.
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Cruelty Free Nailpolish

#BuyTheBunny: Cruelty-Free November Nails

Autumn nail colors are my absolute faaavorite. There’s something so stunning about deep, jewel-tone colors! Sometimes I’ll get away with wearing dark colors in the summer, and all the girls wearing hot pinks and oranges are probably judging my dark soul. It’s fine. My three favorites for this time of year are deep red, royal purple, and forest green. Assuming you ladies are nail fanatics too, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite cruelty-free brands and selections. Buy the bunny, baby!

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