Vegan Beauty Product Must Haves

It was during my vegan month last month that I got to thinking of vegan beauty products. I was wondering if they’d chalk-up to the “real deal” or if they would fall short and remain underneath my bathroom sink with a slew of other beauty items that will probably remain there until eternity when Garrett makes me clean them out. I’m happy to report that I have a couple favorite brands that I have absolutely fallen in love with. Check out their shops, here: The Gnarly Whale and Naturalana. Note: Most of the items in Naturalana are vegan, but there are a few select items that are not, so make sure what you’re ordering does not contain animal byproduct if you’re looking to stay all-vegan!


the gnarly whale products

the gnarly whale body scrub

I fell in love with The Gnarly Whale’s Face and Body Scrub in Chamomile and Roses. I have to admit, I never used to be big on exfoliating, but this has been my most used product of them all! In fact, the day I got mine in the mail, my Mom was so excited, she bought her own! If you buy one product from TGW, buy this one.

naturalana beauty products

I was so pleased with Naturalana’s products! Not only did I feel great putting all-natural ingredients on my skin, but the quality was superb and shopowner, Natalie was even kind enough to throw in a few free goodies– something she often does with her clientele! My favorite item? The Paranormal Mineral Eyeshadow. It was long lasting, the pigment was amazing and it even reminded me of my beloved MAC. Give it a try!

Need some more convincing? Naturalana was kind enough to give all Kayli Wanders readers a coupon code for 10% off a purchase of $10 or more with PROMO: KWSAVE10 until March, 1st of 2014!

Have you considered trying vegan beauty products? Why? Why not? 

  • Katie @ The Style Dunce

    Haha, yay, I love that it’s apparently beauty Friday! I’ll have to check out both sites b/c I’m always looking for new products that don’t test on animals. Also, does the coconut milk and peaches shampoo smell as good as it sounds?

    • Kayli Schattner

      Oh my goodness, YES!!! Everything I’ve bought from them always smells so good! And all of their products come with a long list of scents/essential oils to choose from :) love it.

  • Marielle Green

    I love natural products and trying things out – I’ll have to check out TGW sometime! Natural is definitely better than the “regular” stuff; just have to get used to things feeling a little different. And natural stuff is so DIY friendly.

    • Kayli Schattner

      I love how DIY friendly they are as well, Marielle! One of my favorite parts of these products were how they really didn’t feel any different from my other products! Score!

  • Nicole @ Treasure Tromp

    LOVE this. I love Say Yes To Carrots / other fruits & veggies for vegan products

    • Kayli Schattner

      Awesome, Nicole! I’ve heard of the “Say Yes” brand but have never really bought anything from them- I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!