Promote your blog!

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all doing fantastic.

I thought I would give you a little update.

Two things made me want to write this blog post:

  • A comment about the brand Simple
  • A comment about veganism

Simple has always been an eco-friendly brand, promoting healthy looking skins and natural-ish ingredients. At least, that is how I have always seen it.

I went onto their website and was glad to see that they were cruelty-free. I have to admit, I took this information for granted and didn’t double check (which is something I usually do) to make sure I was passing on the right information to you guys.

You know I am just getting into cruelty-free skincare and it is true that yes, I went with the stereotype: what is being promoted as natural must be cruelty-free, right?

One of my lovely followers commented under this particular post: My favorite cruelty-free skincare products (so far), to let me know that Simple was actually not cruelty-free.

You know me, I am more than willing to have a conversation and immediately looked online for more information, not finding anything over than “they don’t use the leaping bunny logo nor PETA logo on their products” until I downloaded a list on Peta’s website (UK), of companies which do no test on animals (2017) and Simple was not on there. 

Long story short, Simple, even if they claim that they don’t test on animals, do according to Peta. So I wanted to apologize for passing on incorrect information. The whole thing looks dodgy and If you are serious about going 100% cruelty-free, I would stay away from Simple for now.

I do still make mistakes when it comes to cruelty-free skincare products and I appreciate people letting me know when I’ve fucked up.

I have written to Simple and haven’t heard back but I will keep you updated.

When it comes to the comment about The Body Shop, I had to disagree and will keep buying from them. As per PETA:

For its cruelty-free list, PETA US approves only companies that have the very best policies against animal testing – companies whose policies make a real difference helping to stamp out animal testing.

The good news is that they include top high-street brands such as LUSH, The Body Shop

http://www.peta.org.uk/living/easy-way-go-cruelty-free/


This “incident” made me think more seriously about another topic: how to promote your blog.

How is it related?

I try to follow as many bloggers with similar lifestyles/interests but of course, I can not find you all by myself.

I am very open to the idea of having guest posters on my blog. If you write vegan or vegetarian recipes, if you love makeup and you are specialized in cruelty-free cosmetics, please get in touch (or leave a comment), I will be delighted to promote your blog on mine.

You can find me on:

Instagram

Twitter

or write me an email/comment down below.


If you don’t care about writing anything but just want to promote your blog, my comment section is open. Please leave the name of your blog and what you like to write about and I will gladly check it out!

Lots of Kisses

Alicia

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52 Comments Add yours

  1. angelicagd says:

    Great post! I use Simple products and thought they were cruelty-free! 😦 Time for something new then! Thanks!

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Yeah same assumption here :(. Brands need to be more transparent, Its getting ridiculous.

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  2. Thank you for sharing! I, too, try to only buy from vegan brands, and have bought from Simple quite a lot, so I’m really disappointed that they may not be marketing truthfully.
    I actually have been an Independent Beauty Consultant for a brand called Maëlle, which is PETA and Leaping Bunny certified when it comes to not testing on animals. I usually write about mental health and women’s rights here (thecatalystsforchange.com), but I just started a Makeup/Skincare blog promoting these products (maellebyyaryna.wordpress.com). Come check out either blog if you’re interested! And feel free to contact me if you have any questions 🙂

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      How do you become an independent beauty consultant? ☺️

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      1. It’s actually very easy! You can come join my team here: https://maellebeauty.com/store/Yaryna/become-a-mentor
        You’ll get the starter kit, all sorts of training videos, a training manual, and you’ll be part of a team of incredible women who will give you tips and tricks. You can make commission off your sales, and team sales 🙂

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      2. MarcelleLuce says:

        Thats very cool. Awesome of you to support a brand with values ☺️. I’ll definitely keep checking your blog.

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      3. I’m glad you like it! And feel free to participate in my giveaway.

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  3. Vive Halal says:

    Wow, I always thought Simple was cruelty free! I write about halal cosmetics, which are usually also vegan. So far I’ve taken it at face value when a company says that it’s cruelty free, but now I’ll definitely be fact checking. Thank you!

    http://vivehalal.wordpress.com

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Better be safe than sorry! If we don’t see the bunny, better check PETA and trustworthy websites ☺️☺️

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  4. It’s frustrating that things label themselves one way amd when you look deeper it’s not always the case. I try not to search too far sometines as you can always count on going far enough to find bad results, like somewhere the company don’t promote cruelty free products.

    I’ve ended up finding my own list of either accidentally vegan products, or ones that I know for sure are vegan, but like you’ve already done, contacting companies helps!

    I’m interested in a post. As one of the first blog I followed, I’m interested in finding similar blogs, and hopefully when I’ve got more to mine I’d be happy to be a guest for you, and vice versa 🙂

    Hopefully I’ll find your email soon 🙂 love the post!! X

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      veggieoverseas@gmail.com ! Hope we get to talk more. Very interested in what you have found! ☺️

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  5. karajames14 says:

    I’m honestly shocked. I could’ve swore the Simple brand was cruelty free. I even commented on one of your posts not long ago telling you I was going to try it to review on my blog. I’m glad I didn’t because I try to keep everything on mine cruelty free. I’m so glad you found out and corrected it 😊 Also, my blog is The Book and Beauty Blog and I would love to do a guest post for you. I do cruelty free/ vegan makeup and skincare reviews, book reviews and just general chatty blogs.

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Hi love, can you send me your idea to veggieoverseas@gmail.com please? You can talk about further you and I ☺️

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      1. karajames14 says:

        I just sent you an e-mail!

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  6. It doesn’t surprise me that they aren’t cruelty free. I did a post the other day about Greenwashing on my blog skin & satori. So many companies are putting a lot of time and money into making us believe they are cruelty free and organic when they aren’t. I will only buy cruelty free AND organic so i have to be really careful and always read the label. I was truly shocked at some companies who even have the word organic in their name! shakes head slowly

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Yeah It is a shame. I study marketing and branding and I know how it works but getting passed this bullshit would be amazing for all of us. I am so tired of being taken for a fool that I’m sure I’ll start ranting soon haha.

      Guys, Have a look of this article below:

      https://skinandsatori.com/2017/01/27/beauty-greenwashing/

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  7. I have made that mistake before! I have a cruelty free beauty blog and totally understand the struggles to check on the cruelty free status of brands. Great work for switching to cruelty free though! It’s a struggle sometimes but so worth it!

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Hi you, looks like I’m your 200 subscriber!
      Thank you, I am proud and trying to get more people into it. So rewarding 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thanks so much! I was so excited to reach 200! Especially on a blog about cruelty free beauty 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  8. unlivingblog says:

    Great post! I don’t want to sound negative, but do you know that The Body Shop is owned by L’oreal…. who on their website claims they don’t test on animals but when you go to Peta website, they say they do…:(
    http://www.peta.org/living/beauty/beauty-brands-that-you-thought-were-cruelty-free-but-arent/

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Weird because I took the quote from PETA website ?

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    2. MarcelleLuce says:

      That would be a huge contradiction on PETAs if that is the case.

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      1. unlivingblog says:

        Its just all so mixed up… you really need to investigate to find things out….i always thought its great to buy The Body Shop until I read about L’oreal owning them

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    3. MarcelleLuce says:

      I don’t see the Body Shop on the list you sent? I know it is own by L’Oreal but it doesn’t not bother me since they are independent and seem very strict on animal/ethical policies. I would rather support a beauty brand bought/owned by a bigger company to raise awareness to cruelty-free cosmetics. ☺️ (but Thats completely a personal choice). But I’ll never buy L’Oreal makeup.

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      1. unlivingblog says:

        Sorry, true its not The Body Shop, its L’oreal itself. What I mean more so really is that L’oreal is profiting from The BS sales. So, you have a bad company hiding behind a ‘good one’. But again, if you start digging you can go crazy…:) And, yes, maybe someday L’oreal as a whole will be just like the BS if they realize the potential:)

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      2. MarcelleLuce says:

        Thats the real struggle isn’t it? Who can we actually trust?

        I hope they will! But unfortunately, when money is involved, bigger brands don’t care, too afraid to loose their place on the market.
        Just like companies who are 100% cruelty free but still use Sephora as their retailer?

        We can go on and on 🙄

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  9. Beth Rust says:

    Hi! Thanks so much for liking my blog post! I’m following your blog now, I think it looks great! I run two blogs myself…
    https://bethrust.wordpress.com/ – a personal blog about my life, mental illness, etc etc.
    https://bethdoesreviews.wordpress.com/ – where I review makeup, skincare and general beauty-related things.

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  10. ellebryce says:

    It would be interesting to see what ‘simple’ say.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      I will keep you guys posted 🙂

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  11. Hi Everyone!

    My blog is about the global economy, finance, and politics. I comment on mainstream articles and I also write my own opinion on various topics. If you know someone who would like it, share it with them. I am also on Twitter.

    Thanks!

    https://millennialblueprint.wordpress.com/
    @millennialBP

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  12. hannahalaine_ says:

    Hey there 🙂

    I’m a lil late but I saved this post so I could come back to it! But I write about makeup, fashion, & various lifestyle topics. With in the lifestyle topic i’ve done a book review ( which I want to do more of later!), being vegetarian, & why I like living in Pittsburgh / why it’s a great college town. My blog is still pretty new but I’m keeping up with it weekly from now on!! ♡

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  13. ellebryce says:

    thedesiretobeperfect.com thank you 😊

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  14. If only you knew.... says:

    Thanks for such an amazing opportunity!

    My name is Keely, and I am a freshman in high school with a deep passion for writing.

    My blog is full of my poetry, mostly about love. I have some stories too. I add to my blog frequently, and never go a week or two without at least one new post, so there are always little surprises whenever you go to visit my blog.

    My blog is:
    https://keelythecynicalrejectblog.wordpress.com/

    I hope you enjoy my blog if you choose to go!
    Have a wonderful day!
    With love,
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    Liked by 1 person

    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Hi Keely! Awesome to hear from you ☺️

      Like

  15. Hi there,

    I’m Chaos of The Muse.

    Well then. I recently joined the WordPress blogging scene and I tend to post things that interest me, therefore my blog is more of a personal one. I try to spice up my posts with a little amusement, so if you do happen to come by, I hope that I can, in some way, brighten up your day!

    https://chaosofthemuse.wordpress.com

    Oh and of course, don’t forget to follow to join the Clan 🙂

    Best Wishes,
    Chaos of the Muse

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  16. Thank you for the opportunity to promote our blog
    This is my blog
    https://beautyobsessed555.wordpress.com/

    Liked by 1 person

  17. I’m ZebraBeauty101 and I think it would be amazing if you can maybe check out my blog. I talk about life hacks, makeup hacks, eyeshadow hacks, nail hacks, eyeliner hacks, and makeup reviews.
    http://www.zebrabeauty101.wordpress.com

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  18. Hi Alicia! Thanks for your commitment to finding out the truth about Simple – just goes to show the lengths these companies will go to in order to sell! I’ve just turned vegan with a couple of months & am blogging away about my journey – any feedback you have would be awesome!

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  19. Hi Alicia! Thank you for your commitment to finding out the truth about Simple – it just goes to show the lengths these companies will go to in order to sell. I have just become vegan in the last couple of months & have been blogging away about it, if you have any feedback to give that would be awesome!

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    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Hello 😊 of course !! Congratulations! That’s awesome.

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  20. Emmy says:

    Hey! I used to run a blog called diary of a beauty therapy student with a focus on cruelty free beauty products and have just started a new one today, feel free to check it out and good luck with your journey with cruelty free cosmetics x

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  21. hey, love your post. I myself started going cruelty free about 2 years ago and also check out the list of companies on PETA UK, it really is the best source. I’m just about to write an article on the body shop, i write about pretty much everything. if you would like to check out my blog, it would be much appreciated 🙂 https://girloutspokenweb.wordpress.com

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  22. Shared on the Ethos Deal. We run promos from ethical companies, free of charge to the companies.

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  23. Kirsty says:

    It’s so hard these days to ensure that the products we buy are totally cruelty free. The end product may say it is but how do we know about the ingredients that are in that finished product? That’s one of the many reasons why I started working with Forever Living and I thought you might be interested in checking them out. Forever are the largest grower of aloe vera in the world and the largest producer of aloe based products – even better than that, because they control every step of the process you can be sure that our products are cruelty free, none are tested on animals (neither are any of the ingredients) and many are vegan friendly and lots are gluten free.

    I don’t update my blog as often as I should, I really must get better at that but its at http://www.foreverwithkirsty.wordpress.com if you fancy checking it out. I am now following yours

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  24. littlelifestylekeira says:

    Hello, Thank you for the opportunity to promote my blog. Im a cruelty-free beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger who also talks about my experience with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.
    http://www.thelittlelifestyleblog.com/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. MarcelleLuce says:

      Nice to meet you !

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Am a new blogger. Completely confused how to use this and how it works?
    I totally need everyone’s help .
    Please suggest me few tips and advice
    How to gain followers?
    Etc..

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Linut says:

    Hey everyone,
    I’m quite new to this thing but I started a travel blog, based on my experience 🙂 So, anyone feel like travelling?
    Take a look and spread the news, thanks 🙂
    https://linutblog.wordpress.com/

    Liked by 1 person

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