3.26.2013

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."

6 comments:

  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!

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  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?

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    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. {http://www.narscosmetics.com/customer-care#Does-NARS-test-on-animals_3F00_}

      Urban Decay (who are now owned by L'Oreal...sigh) have these lip colors out this year but I haven't tried them:
      http://www.urbandecay.com/super-saturated-lip-gloss-from-urban-decay/338,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:
      http://jesseanneo.blogspot.com/2012/01/winter-glasses.html
      http://jesseanneo.blogspot.com/2012/09/fno-vegan-version.html

      And the Nars on here:
      http://www.lhj.com/community/your-stories/nice-girls-get-tattoos/?page=2
      (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)

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  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.

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  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.

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

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