Hi there! Welcome to Kitty Approved Beauty. My name is Sarah. Here’s a little backstory of why I was driven to create this blog:
From a young age, I have been very interested in and concerned about unnecessary animal suffering. Being a makeup-obsessed girly girl with a passion for animals, I’ve discovered that animal testing is unfortunately still a very common practice in many popular cosmetic companies, but it doesn’t have to be. Animal testing is a very out-dated practice and is not required by law (except in China… get with the program, China!) Many safer and more effective methods have been developed, and we as consumers have the power to choose where our money goes and what it supports.
After lots of research and soul-searching, I have come to realize that it is very easy to support companies that don’t take part in the unnecessary abuse of animals. Living in alignment, or living in a way in which one’s beliefs and actions go hand in hand, can be extremely empowering!
While I am a lover of makeup and beauty products, I never, ever support a brand which tests its products on animals – no lipstick or eye cream is worth the suffering of an innocent guinea pig, mouse, or rabbit. My reason for creating Kitty Approved Beauty is to spread awareness about cruelty-free living. As a college girl on a budget, I have found that cruelty-free beauty products can be both accessible and affordable, and that is what I hope to share with my readers. I hope you’ll join me on this journey toward living a more compassionate lifestyle!
I’ve decided to dedicate this blog to Bingo, my family’s precious dog who just recently passed away in June 2015. We adopted Bingo from the SPCA in 1999 and he lived to be just one month shy of 17 years old. Throughout my childhood and early adulthood, Bingo gave me nothing but comfort and unconditional love, and through him I learned what it means to truly bond with an animal. Bingo left an imprint on my heart, and because of him, I am motivated to act as a voice for animals. “The compassionate spirit of a well-loved dog lingers long past material existence.” – Unknown