Several of you have asked, “Is Mario Badescu cruelty free?” Years ago, I was a huge fan of their products, and I even reviewed them here on My Beauty Bunny. Then at some point, I saw that they were selling in China, so I had to put them on the do not buy list. Recently, my assistant, Jenna, heard that they were once again cruelty free. I reached out to the brand, and they were able to answer all of my cruelty free questions. I’m happy to say that Mario Badescu is cruelty free!
Question of the Week: Which is better, Sephora or Ulta? Well now that’s like asking me to choose between my children! I love them both and for different reasons. Sephora is the one I go to the most but that’s mostly because it’s located at The Grove and my fiance and I got there to eat and see movies a lot. So stopping in to see what’s new is easy. It has more of a high end feel than Ulta, and there are some brands that you can only get at Sephora (like Kat Von D Beauty).
Hourglass Cosmetics is one of the few really high end cruelty free brands out there, and I’m excited to report that they are going to be completely vegan by the year 2020! Many Hourglass products are vegan already, but they are going to phase out what is already in distribution and start selling only vegan formulas. They will be replacing ingredients like beeswax and carmine (the red color found in many cosmetics comes from beetle shells).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".