Hi everyone! My name is Suzi and I created this blog as an honest resource for all things cruelty-free.

I have a passion for beauty and makeup, but I draw the line at animal cruelty. I’m a big animal-lover and I try to do my little part for them every day.

I created Cruelty-Free Kitty to have a complete and trustworthy spot for beauty junkies who don’t want to compromise their ethics for an eyeshadow palette.

I don’t censor myself in my posts and my reviews, and I hope you’re okay with that.

10 Random Facts About Me

If you want to get to know me better, this is a good place to start.

  • Humor is super important to me. My blog might be on the serious side, but there’s nothing I enjoy more than having a good laugh and funny people.
  • In the same vein, my favorite shows are The Office and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
  • I don’t have any tattoos, mainly because I’m indecisive and feel like I’d regret my choice later.
  • I grew up listening to nu-metal, and I regret nothing.
  • Blogging is my job and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the freedom it provides.
  • My degree is in Philosophy. I’m really into logic and critical thinking.
  • I’m also a very empathetic and emotional person.
  • I’m really into all forms of art, especially visual art. Egon Schiele and Dali are some of my favorites. I would have loved being an artist.
  • My favorite game is GTA5. And Donkey Kong Country.
  • I’m kind of a language nerd. I’m fluent in 3 languages and I studied 2 others for several years.

Still have questions?

If you have a question about anything at all, head over to Ask Suzi.

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You can join the cruelty-free beauty list by entering your e-mail below. You’ll get your free 2017 Shopper’s Guide, plus updates and more.

Thank you for reading! I hope you’ll stick around and join me on my journey.

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Muriel Montgomery
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Can you verify for me that Dr.Denese New York is cruelty free and does not test on animals. Her website says she does not yet I can’t find her listed on your list or the Bunny list.

Suzi
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Thanks so much! 🙂

Jennifer
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Love love love your blog Suzi. I’m now doing my best to only buy cruelty free products and have done a lot of investigation myself. I just wanted to mention that The Body Shop products were found to be sold in Beijing and Shanghai airports by our consumer action group in Australia, CHOICE. Here is the whole sorry tale http://www.choice.com.au/reviews-and-tests/food-and-health/beauty-and-personal-care/cosmetics/the-body-shop-sells-out-on-animal-testing.aspx

Jana
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Just wanted to say that I am so happy I found this blog. I also love the clean layout. Beautiful work Suzi! : )

Suzi
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Thank you so much Uchy! 🙂

Suzi
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Thank you so much Jennifer!! Have fun in the US! xo

Monica Lascano-contreras
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Monica Lascano-contreras
I am not very sure about this blog. I am an independent consultant for Arbonne International as well as I belong to many organizations advocated to protect animals like Peta, Aspca, Humane Society and more. I am guessing why Sephora is mentioned in this website? this brand test on animals and it is not Peta approved. Also, Arbonne is mentioned in this blog as a company that is not completely natural, I sent an email to “Suzi” but never got an answer. I believe that Suzi gets pay for “clicks” leading to buy products, but Arbonne does not work like… Read more »
Suzi
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Hi Monica. I apologize for not replying to you email, but I get a LOT of emails from Arbonne independent consultants asking me to promote them. I don’t have anything against Arbonne, but I don’t support “MLM” brands personally so I don’t promote them on my blog either. I promote cruelty-free brands I support and love, and some links are affiliate links (I put a lot of work into this blog!).

Kirrilly
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The best thing about cruelty-free MLM brands is the business opportunity they provide for people who are passionate about being cruelty-free and providing an alternative to others 🙂

Amy
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thank you so much Suzi for this incredible resource! I now never go beauty shopping without referencing this amazing blog of yours. I think most shoppers would choose cruelty-free if they knew which brands were/were not, but sadly most consumers are misinformed… I know I was until I found your awesome blog. Being discerning consumers and using our wallets to support the right brands is definitely a great way to make change happen 🙂

Suzi
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Thank you Amy! 🙂

K. Babbs
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Thank you so much Suzi, your webpage is a lifesaver. I’m going cruelty free and needed some recommendations. Out of the brands you’ve used or heard of, is there one that makes an amazing oil free liquid foundation? I’m also looking for a great compact powder to set my foundation. I’ve got sensitive skin that can be oily at times . Thanks for any recommendations ?

Suzi
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What kind of coverage are you looking for? Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation is great for a semi-matte finish and medium-full coverage. Also check out Kat Von D Beauty’s setting powder! It’s loose powder though (not a compact).

K. Babbs
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Looking for light-medium coverage, something so I can still see my freckles 🙂

Suzi
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Please keep in mind a lot of brands I mention aren’t 100% vegan. They’re cruelty-free (don’t test on animals) but not free of animal ingredients. However most brands will have vegan options (you can check out my makeup guide). 🙂

Jackie Medlin Mcknight
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Jackie Medlin Mcknight

Thank you so much for this beautiful website. I try to buy everything I can cruelty free. This is a wonderful wealth of information. J.

Suzi
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Thank you Jackie, I appreciate it! 🙂

Christina Gonzalez
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Suzi: You are truly inspiring. I am glad you and your website exist, to help me on my journey to a more ethical lifestyle. Your bio reminds me of myself in many ways, hehe. I love it all!! Thank you again, and please don’t ever leave!!

Lisa
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Hi Suzi! I love what you’re doing to promote Cruelty Free beauty – well done! This is something that I’m so passionate about as well. My skincare company, Seriously FAB, has an amazing OVER MAKEUP SPF 20 Sunscreen Facial Mist that is Sheer, Hydrating, Fast Absorbing, Broad Spectrum, Chemical Free, Cruelty Free and Vegan. It’s called ZINC IT OVER! It’s really a special product and I’d love to get a sample to you if you give me your address. I’d also be interested in placing a banner ad on your website, if you could give me pricing for that. Please… Read more »
Dina
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Hi Suzi! Love your site, it is my absolute go to. I’m a big perfume girl and just wanted to mention Library of Fragrance – they’re completely vegan and they have SO MANY OPTIONS. They’re really good. Here’s from their website’s FAQ: Do you test on animals and are your products vegan-friendly? We are absolutely 100% against animal testing. None of our products have been tested on animals by us, or by the suppliers of our raw materials. All of our products happen to be vegan friendly: none of them contain animal-derived ingredients (even those that sound like they might,… Read more »
Karen
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Urban Decay is owned by L’Oreal, and they allow China to test their products on animals so they can sell them in China. Estee Lauder and L’Oreal both market their products in China.

Jennifer
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I have a question about your Sephora list. You have Sephora (the brand) on your “tests on animals” list, but then provide a list of cruelty-free brands that you can buy at their stores. Isn’t that sort of condoning? Aren’t there other places to get the cruelty-free brands that Sephora stores sell?

Caroline M DuPont
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Hi! Your website is fantastic. I recently made the commitment to be vegan and only purchase cruelty free products. When it was time to color my hair, I ran into a dilemma. I found a vegan, cruelty free hair color called Naturtint, made in the UK and sold in Wal-Mart, jet.com and through the company itself. I think this is valuable information for people who use your website and want to purchase cruelty free only.

Franca Palombi
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Hi Suzy,

Thank you so much for what you do. I have the utmost respect for you as I too am an animal lover and despise all these huge companies that refuse to stop animal abuse. Please keep in mind that the lists should also include many crappy Canadian sold brands. Thanks again for your wonderful work in investigating these brands. I don’t trust leaping bunny so much unless they are backed by another resource, and PETA is another hypocrite as far as I’m concerned. I am for the most part relying solely on you! Keep up the good work. 🐰

Kathleen B Shonk
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I was wondering how you feel about Bath & Body Works and True Blue Spa? It says on packaging that they don’t test on animals but I can’t find where you ever talk about them in your posts. Thanks!

Elizabeth Zamora
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Where did you graduate from?

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