Lucy's Cruelty-Free Beauty and Living

Simple Snack Ideas For A Day Out On the Ocean + GoMacro Vegan Protein Bars

Monday, August 14, 2017

GoMacro Vegan Protein Macrobars

This summer we have once again embraced the salt life and spent quite a bit of our family time enjoying the ocean and our boat!  We usually keep it simple and head out to a local sandbar, anchor, and relax in the shallow waters.  My husband loves to be one of the first boats out there since he can pick his perfect spot for any changes in current and depth.  

These days out at the sandbar are an all-day event so I make sure to pack enough necessary items to keep everyone protected, hydrated, and healthy.  Sunscreen is an absolute must so I definitely pack a few bottles just in case.  Water is a no brainer!  We pack a variety of different beverages, but water is at the top of the list.  Last, but  not least, it's all about the snacks!  I love simple, so I try to pack foods that don't require a lot of preparation.  Keep reading for 5 simple snack ideas for a day of ocean fun 🌊

100% Natural, Organic, Chemical-Free + Cruelty Free Body Rubs by SimplyScrub

Thursday, August 10, 2017

SimplyScrub 100% Organic Body Scrubs hero shot

It shouldn't come as a surprise to find a skincare review on my site...Recently I have developed a complete love for skincare products that cater to my body.  Don't get me wrong...I love facial skincare but sometimes I felt like I was neglecting my body sometimes and I could feel rough patches developing on my elbows and knees.  Also, let's not talk about the mermaid scales on my legs if I wasn't moisturizing...LOL! 🐠

Recently I had the opportunity to add a few new scrubs to my repertoire.  The brand, SimplyScrub, was kind enough to send me a few full & sample sizes of their complete line of 100% organic, chemical free, natural, and cruelty free body rubs.  Keep reading to check out my thoughts on these scrubs and to learn about their vegan options as well 😙🌴 Spoiler Alert!  There's a giveaway in here somewhere 🎁

5 Staycation Beauty Essentials for Great Skin + Jane Iredale's Pure & Simple Makeup Kit

Thursday, July 27, 2017

5 Staycation Beauty Essentials for Great Skin + Jane Iredale's Pure & Simple Makeup Kit hero shot

When it comes to traveling or staycationing I am all about simplicity!  I travel light and make the most of everything I pack.  I also try to pack things that serve a multi-functional purpose...why not pick two apples from one tree?!?!  A cute maxi can easily become a beach cover-up and  a beach bag is easily my go-to purse 👛

The same principle works with my beauty essentials when it comes to travel.  I pack minimally but I make sure that everything I do bring packs a one-two skincare punch!  Keep reading for some of my favorite staycation essentials for great skin and a review of the perfect palette for travel, the Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit 💛

5 Ways to Tell If A Beauty Product is Vegan

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Women and bunny both with makeup on


You’ve finally found the perfect shade of red for your lips and the packaging says it’s cruelty free, bonus! Yet, as you read the ingredient label, you see that Tallow, or rendered animal fat, is listed. So the lipstick is cruelty free, but still uses animal products as ingredients? How then, can you tell if your makeup is actually vegan?  Keep reading for some easy surefire tips!

M.O.T.D. Cosmetics 💙 Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup Brushes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

MOTD Brushes Blog Title

One of the items that people don't really think about when transitioning to a cruelty free lifestyle is tools...Everything from hair dryers to makeup brushes can be transitioned to cruelty free with just a little research and commitment.  

Recently, I had the opportunity to test out a line of makeup brushes that are both vegan and cruelty free and AMAZING!  Thank you M.O.T.D. Cosmetics for sending me these brushes to try out and review for my readers 😘 Keep reading folks to learn about the brushes I had the pleasure of playing with, as well as, a discount code to get a nice savings on your own vegan and cruelty free makeup brushes! 🌎