Cri de Coeur sale on Pure Citizen

It's my civic duty to tell you that Pure Citizen is having a sale on Cri de Coeur / Hearts of Darkness stuff.  If you have memorized all of the shoes I own, you will know I own and love the Slims.  (Flat, comfortable, cute.)  CDC is made in a sweatshop-free factory in China and is an all-vegan brand.

There are also heels on sale if you like that stuff.

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From their site:  "The Collection consists of the highest quality vegan materials – including Ultrasuede made from recycled plastics, eco-PU that’s low-VOC, breathable and biodegradable, organic cotton, hemp and reclaimed wood and is committed to choosing vendors who abide by our ideals of earth-friendly manufacturing processes and fair treatment of workers."


  1. Great to know! I just bought a pair of CRC boots a month of so ago (there goes the Wartime Challenge) and I love them. Flats for spring sound wonderful!

  2. Jesse (do you prefer Jesse Anne?), I have two questions:

    1) Could you please recommend WARM vegan gloves? I bought surprisingly non-warm Isotoners two or three winters ago, but I recently lost one. Time for REAL gloves.

    2) I'm in the market for red lipstick/lipstain/whatever works. What works best for you? What, if anything, have you tried and hated?

    1. It's just Jesse! But Jesse seemed weird for a blog name so I included my middle name and my last initial...which then confuses people so I don't know that that helped matters any!

      1) I think I mainly use Isotoners! It has not been that bad this year and last so those have done me well. They're Isotoners with the faux leather on them, which I think helps. I believe they have Thinsulate inside. If it's really cold I layer fingerless mittens or regular mittens over them or stretch gloves. This year I used a pair of thrift store knit acrylic gloves or swap acrylic fingerless mittens interchangeably.

      2) I did like the OCD lip tars but now every time I apply them they feather and it sucks. Their site says it's an over-application problem but I don't think that's true...I think they need a primer. I did like Urban Decay's red (the lipsticks seem to be discontinued this season) but lately I've been using Nars Fire Down Below, which seems to be vegan. {}

      Urban Decay (who are now owned by L'Oreal...sigh) have these lip colors out this year but I haven't tried them:,default,pd.html?start=3&cgid=2&prefn1=isVegan&prefv1=1

      Hopefully that helps! I think red lipstick is a highly personal thing though, so I don't know that the consistency, application or colors I mentioned would also be right for you?

      I have lip tars on in both of these posts:

      And the Nars on here:
      (a make-up artist did my makeup that day but it is the color I normally use - I usually tone it down by doing some clear lip balm over it)

  3. Whoa, what a reply!

    I spent an hour checking out your pictures and recommendations, squinting at swatches and product reviews. The OCC Lip Tar in Stalker looks like my ideal: a deep, blue-based red that doesn't read as fuschia. But there's nowhere to try on vegan makeup around here, so I have to gamble on ordering special needs. Plus I'd need a primer. Hmm. Pondering's fun, and cheap.

    I hadn't even considered a red gloss. Might be a good baby step.

  4. Oh oh oh! I meant to thank you for linking to the LHJ story, it was neat. I'd wondered what ever came of the photo shoot you mentioned, but didn't want to pester you.

  5. Also! Did you ever get that lip balm? If not, I still have more!


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