Cruelty Free Brand Focus: Ellovi

Monday, December 31, 2018

Cruelty Free Brand Focus: Ellovi

Over the past few weeks I've been putting Ellovi's range of body butters and lip balms to the test. Ellovi (pronounced like 'love' is spelled), began their brand with their six ingredient body butter. Th…
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Festive & Fit| Protein Buckeyes Recipe.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Festive & Fit| Protein Buckeyes Recipe.

As winter rolled in I fell off the wagon an bit when it came to being consistent in my workouts. Whitney Simmons and her bubbly, fun, inspiring youtube channel has been instrumental in getting me back on track. Recently…
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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

This year's gift guide round up features some of my favorite cruelty free products, as well as some great products that I've had fun reviewing for you guys these past few months. I know you'll love these pro…
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My First Time Using a Bath Bomb?!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

My First Time Using a Bath Bomb?!

I have a confession to make; I, Patti, cruelty free Blogger of almost 3 years have never used a bath bomb. I don't think this realization is as shocking as it is a bit ridiculous. Over the years it's kind of cra…
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Ethical Wardrobe Staples

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ethical Wardrobe Staples

Three years ago I started blogging about cruelty free alternatives to the beauty and skincare items I use in my daily life, since then my lifestyle has evolved quite a bit. I try to consider cruelty free alternatives in…
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Cruelty Free & Spooky| Cruelty Free Halloween Picks

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cruelty Free & Spooky| Cruelty Free Halloween Picks

As the fall weather rolls in I'm thinking more and more about everyone's favorite time of year-- Halloween! This month I was kindly gifted some spooky samples to review for you guys, and I'm really excited t…
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A Game Changer| What's in my blender bottle?

Sunday, October 7, 2018

A Game Changer| What's in my blender bottle?

Up until this month I've kind of been struggling with supplementing my workouts with protein, I had become tired of the previous powders in my pantry and was looking for something a bit smoother.

Finding a smooth da…
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Cruelty Free Brands that Give Back| Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 1, 2018

Cruelty Free Brands that Give Back| Breast Cancer Awareness Month

As you may already know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this month serves as a reminder to all women to book their checkups and scans, as well as honor the women in their lives affected by Breast Cancer.

1 in …
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I Moved to a New Apartment!| Creating a Gallery Wall

Sunday, September 2, 2018

I Moved to a New Apartment!| Creating a Gallery Wall

Last year I moved to a new area to live with my boyfriend (of now 4 years) we had rented a home with some roommates and it was my first time living away from home, aside from my semester abroad. Last month we moved into…
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Better than I Could Have Dreamed| Veise Dream Serum Review

Friday, August 31, 2018

Better than I Could Have Dreamed| Veise Dream Serum Review

When I first came across a press release for Veise Dream Serum I had read that it would be great for acne scars and I thought it would be perfect for any pigmentation I was experiencing. Shortly after receiving a bottle…
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You Are Not A Failure, They're Just Not Ready Yet; What I Learned in My 22nd Year

Thursday, August 23, 2018

You Are Not A Failure, They're Just Not Ready Yet; What I Learned in My 22nd Year

Last month was my 23rd birthday, and after a very tumultuous year I've found myself reflecting a lot lately. 22 was a year of ups and downs, mostly downs to be quite honest.
If at first you don't succeed, you…
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My Favorite Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie Recipe

Sunday, August 5, 2018

My Favorite Apple Cider Vinegar Smoothie Recipe

Since starting my fitness journey last year I've seen a lot of videos and blog posts surrounding Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV. While I've become accustomed to the taste of ACV shots not everyone loves them, so wh…
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June Favorites

Saturday, July 7, 2018

June Favorites

It's been a crazy start to summer with the weather, work changes, and all of the products I've been trying out-- It's been absolute chaos! There have been a ton of gifted products to come across my desk thes…
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Favorite Essential Oils of the Moment

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Favorite Essential Oils of the Moment

I have been loving my diffuser these past few weeks. I seem to have collected an essential oil or blend for every time of day. I have blends to relax, oils that help me destress, and others to provide a little pick me u…
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A Quick Blemish Fix| Better Skin Co. Review

Thursday, May 31, 2018

A Quick Blemish Fix| Better Skin Co. Review

Since middle school I have been looking for quick blemish fixes, and while my complexion is 2,000x clearer than it was back then I still get pesky stress and hormone related spots from time to time. I've tried quite…
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Cruelty Free Review Round-Up| Mythologie & CBD for Life

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cruelty Free Review Round-Up| Mythologie & CBD for Life

I've had a few products in my stash that I've been taking my sweet time testing. ...sorry! Frankly my house, and schedule have been crazy the past few weeks so I've been doing my best to test everything thor…
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Gym + Coffee + A Cruelty Free Me

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Gym + Coffee + A Cruelty Free Me

I'm super picky with my workout apparel, and recently I've been seeing what a difference quality can make. Thanks to my proximity to the outlets, I admittedly have stocked up on my fair share of leggings.

One of…
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SIBU's Mother's Day Giveaway

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

SIBU's Mother's Day Giveaway

As I'm gearing up for Mother's Day, and a potential Mother's Day Gift Guide I thought I'd share an awesome giveaway my friends at SIBU are having.

A post shared by Patti (@acrueltyfreeme) on Apr 25, 2018 …
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Glowing Spring Favorites

Friday, March 23, 2018

Glowing Spring Favorites

I've been testing out some awesome cruelty free products this past month, and I'm pretty excited to share since these products hit some of my favorite categories.


If you're following me on instagram you may …
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Getting Fit While Keeping Cravings at Bay with Stabilyze

Monday, March 5, 2018

Getting Fit While Keeping Cravings at Bay with Stabilyze

I've been taking some much needed time away from my blog these past few months, and instead have turned to another past time for some post work relaxation, I may not be in front of a computer screen as often but tha…
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Green Goo Part Two :)

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Green Goo Part Two :)

After a hard workout at the gym I've been reaching for Green Goo's Forest Bar. I've used Green Goo products before and they never disappoint. I'm becoming increasingly aware of additives and unnatural in…
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My Best Skin| Oxygenetix Foundation Review

Sunday, February 4, 2018

My Best Skin| Oxygenetix Foundation Review

If you haven't read my last post yet, you may not know that I've been overhauling my skincare routine and it has made a major difference. My skin hasn't looked this clear in ages. Thanks to a few new additi…
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Glow with Desert Aloe| All Natural Rosacea Fix

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Glow with Desert Aloe| All Natural Rosacea Fix

Rosacea is something that I've learned to deal with, after discovering that rosacea products are hard to come by in the cruelty free market.  This winter my skin really flared up once the cold temperatures hit and I…
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Edougble... A health conscious foodie's dream come true!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Edougble... A health conscious foodie's dream come true!

I'm known to get excited when interesting press emails arrive in my inbox, but this was another level.  I'm pretty sure everyone's mom at one point or another told them not to eat raw cookie dough, maybe you…
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Megan Markle's Beauty Secret Weapon

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Megan Markle's Beauty Secret Weapon

It seems that Megan Markle and I have something in common... besides our love for England. Tea tree oil is a major staple in our beauty routines. Known for it's antiseptic qualities tea tree helps heal various skin …
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Testing out Co2 Lift

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Testing out Co2 Lift

As you may know I'm no stranger to mixing my own face masks, but this was my first time trying out a product like CO2 Lift. CO2 Lift is a holistic anti-aging face mask claiming to lift, hydrate, and brighten the s…
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My Favorite Quick and Easy Recipe Ft. HIC Olive Oil

Monday, January 8, 2018

My Favorite Quick and Easy Recipe Ft. HIC Olive Oil

This recipe is one of my all time favorites, it's quick, it's easy and it keeps me full and focused. This time I switched up my usual olive oil in favor of HIÇ. HIÇ sent me a bottle of their Turkish olive oil t…
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What's in my Gym Bag? ft. SWAY

Friday, January 5, 2018

What's in my Gym Bag? ft. SWAY

The past couple weeks have been great in terms of my fitness goals, I've been able to increase the amount of weight I'm lifting, plank for longer, and even increase my amount of reps for some exercises. Since I…
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