So I was out shopping today when I passed an Aerie store. My cousin pointed out that the butt in the huge advertisement (second photo) had stretch marks. I was confused. But after second look I realized that there were stretch marks. “Wow!” I thought, “I can’t believe they didn’t airbrush that out!” I wanted to take a picture but there were people sitting on a bench in view of it, so I decided to to go in and find the picture. Much to my surprise, she was not the only one displaying imperfections! Their slogan is “The real you is sexy.” In amazement I took pictures throughout the store. I’m sure they thought I was a creep but that didn’t stop me. I had to pass this along to those who haven’t seen it. My question is, how isn’t this a bigger deal? Am I weird for thinking this is so awesome? I even made a point to say “Wow, I have to take a picture of this, that could be me!” A sales associates just chuckled. But little did she know I was so serious.
Via Perseguir La Luna
Today is an amazing day! Animal testing for cosmetics in china is no longer required by law! It’s all thanks to the hard work of Activists from organizations like Be Cruelty Free China and The Humane Society International (as well as many other animal activists!)
As many of you may know (or may not know) China was the only country in the world where animal testing was required by law for cosmetic sales. What this means is companies such as L’Oreal, who stopped animal testing themselves in March 2013, and have been working with scientists in china to support alternative methods of testing. (source) may be coming to cruelty free lists near you soon. This also means that cosmetics companies that recently sold to parent companies that only test “where required by law” may be okay to buy again (hello Urban Decay and Tarte ;D)
I say “may” because companies often find loopholes and wording that makes them seem more ethical than they actually are, I will have more information on this in the future.
While this change does not mean that animal testing for cosmetics is completely banned in China, it is a huge step forward and an event to definitely celebrate!
Pictured above are animal activists from Be Cruelty Free China celebrating this announcement! =D
THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!!!