Just a thought




Did you ever felt your hands so heavy that you can barely write? or your heart so hurt that you can barely stand up for more?.. or your eyes so shocked that you can barely see?.. it happens to all of us, every day when we watch the news, when we see what goes around the World.




Haven't you ever thought to yourself: if God exists why does He allow this?.. Well, i have but i figured out that God is in all of us, in our hearts, in our fight for peace and justice, in our courage to stand up for others. It doesn't matter if it is little, the little You do matters. If we see something bad happening and we do nothing then we are like the one's who are inflicting pain.
We can shut out our mouth, close our eyes or our ears but things still be happening anyway. We can't wait for other to do something, we are the other, we are that person who we're waiting for, that is You and Me, all of Us.

Thanks with all my Heart to all activists who stand up for the ones who cannot defend themselves!



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Cruelty-Free Shoes



As we all know being cruelty-free is not only being vegan but also buying products: personal, beauty, utilities, clothes, shoes, etc free of cruelty.

There is a list at PETA you can consult anytime you want that tells You which brands are respectful towards all living. Unfortunately the majority is only available in the USA. If You are from the USA You have a lot more brands available than Europeans do. That is why in my reviews You can find not only information about the quality of the products but how and where You can find them.



This new section aims to talk about brands or clothes/shoes/accessories free of cruelty.
There are brands which are completely free of cruelty and there are brands which offer a wide range of cruelty-free products.
This brand i am about to mention is not completely cruelty-free but has many cruelty-free shoes. 

At Even & Odd i have found a list of 12 cruel shoes and  one of 652 cruelty-free shoes!

I am waiting for the brand to tell me more about them, their environmental and animal protection policies and i have invited them to offer a piece to Charity Things once in a while. 
At Charity Things these pieces are sold at a very reasonable price and the money is collected to help the animal cause.


I bought these snow boots from them and besides being beautiful, i find them to be very resistant.Take a look at the description:

" Details for Even & Odd Lace Boots - Red
Be a real trendsetter with red lace boots of Even & Odd. The lace-up boots score high points by the finish of the plastic sole and inner sole of textile. The outer layer of these lace boots is made of high-quality imitation leather.

Sole: textile
Lining: Textile
Hakvorm: Flat
Details: decorative stitching, studs
Closure: lacing
Shoe Nose: Round
Sole: high-quality synthetics
Upper material: high-quality imitation leather " 

Even & Odd is available at Zalando (online store in Europe) in several Countries. 
I am expecting their contact and i will provide You more details where to find them.

Even & Odd why not to be 100% free of cruelty?

Have a nice, cruelty-free Life!



Update: Even & Odd replied they endeavor to ensure that all their products are as environmentally friendly as possible and that at this time they cannot donate any of their products to Charity




Consumer Point of View - 9 products rated


As i previously mention i discovered this store that has several cruelty-free brands/products and  sends to Europe at a fair price. 

There, I bought nine different cruelty-free products and here's what i think of them:



Eye's Cream
Yes to Blueberries

Eye Firming Treatment, 15 ml

p.v.p. 25€


**** 4 Stars

I really like this eye cream, it actually fulfills its purpose by firming the delicate skin around eyes and reducing fine lines. Because you just need a really small amount it lasts long and the price it's affordable. 
It is a 95% natural product, not vegan unfortunately but almost! Cruelty-free, it's free of petroleum & SLS and paraben-free. 

PROS

  • Effective
  • Fragrance free
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Lightweight
  • Dispenses Perfect Amount
  • Ease Of Application
CONS
Not Vegan
    BEST USES
    • Puffiness
    • Tired Eyes
    • Wrinkles

    Soothing



    Polish
    Honeybee Gardens, 
    WaterColors, Water-Based Nail Enamel, Wildfire,14 ml
    p.v.p. 6€


    *** 3 Stars

    The color it's beautiful, i love it for being water-based and free of toxic components not to mention free of cruelty!
    Unfortunately, after approximately 3 hours you will need to retouch it.. After two days wearing it you can get bored about the times you have to retouch it. 

    PROS
    Odorless
    Non-toxic
    Earth-Friendly formula

    CONS
    Not durable
    Lasts 3 hours 
      BEST USES
      Children
      During Pregnancy


      ToothpasteJason Natural,
      Sea Fresh, Anti-plaque & Strengthening Paste, Deep Sea Spearmint, 170 gp.v.p. 4€


      **** 4 Stars

      This toothpaste it's very fresh, you ll feel your mouth very clean but the taste it's a little strange for me, it's not bad just different. My husband love it, i would definitively buy it again. Also, it is cruelty-free and "natural". The relation quantity - price is also very good.

      PROS
      Freshness
      Fluoride Free
      SLS Free
      No Sodium Lauryl/ Laureth Sulfates
      No Preservatives
      No Artificial Colours
      No Saccharin
      No Propylene Glycol

      CONS
      Strange taste
        BEST USES
        Sensitiveness





        Body Balm
        Badger Company, 

        Badger Balm, For Sensitive Dry Skin, Unscented, 56 g
        p.v.p. 5.50€




        ***** 5 Stars

        I like this balm, it really helps dry and sensitive skin gets hydrated, it really works, i recommend it! You can rub it on feet or on any other place of your body.

        PROS
        Organic
        Unscented
        Moisturizing


        CONS

          BEST USES
          All body


          Deodorant Stick
          Jason Natural, 
          Deodorant Stick, Purifying Tea Tree, 71 g
          p.v.p. 4€






          **** 4 Stars

          I like this deodorant but my husband love it because it comes as a stick and it is effective all day. It smells great but i have to say that in extreme hot days it is not effective for me. Besides that i think it works perfectly.

          PROS
          Effective
          Smell
          Don't glue
          NO: Aluminum, Parabens, Phthalates or Propylene Glycol


          CONS
          Inefficiency on extreme situations

            BEST USES
            Men & Women

            Deodorant Spray
            Aubrey Organics, 
            Deodorant Spray, Calendula Blossom Natural, 118 ml
            p.v.p. 6€






            **** 4 Stars

            I like this deodorant very much because it is effective. I like how it smells and how after a working day the smell of the calendula gets on your skin.

            PROS
            Vegan
            Contents Biodegradable
            Effective
            Smell

            CONS
            Quantity 
            Inefficiency on extreme situations
              BEST USES
              Men & Women




              Foot Balm
              Badger Company, 
              Foot Balm, Peppermint & Tea Tree, 56 g
              p.v.p. 7€
















              ***** 5 Stars

              I love this balm, it's the best to rub at night on your feet! it helps dry feet gets hydrated, it smells good and you feel a freshness after using it. I love all the natural ingredients used in it, i truly  recommend it! 

              PROS
              Organic
              Fresh
              Moisturizing
              Smells 

              CONS

                BEST USES
                Dry Feet






                Color Defense Shampoo
                Giovanni, 

                Daily Color Defense Shampoo, Brazenly Brunette, 250 ml
                p.v.p. 5.5€

















                *** 3 Stars

                This shampoo really boosts light and deep tones to your hair, it is very moisturizing so if you have normal-oily hair as i have it might not be the right option. It smells good and it is a little hard to spread in your hair because it is very consistent.

                PROS
                Moisturizing
                Smell
                Light and deep tones

                CONS
                Consistency
                  BEST USES
                  Brown hair








                  Not accurate for oily scalp

                  Hair flat & limp




                  Shampoo Normal/Oily Hair
                  Giovanni, 
                  Golden Wheat Deep Cleanse Shampoo, 250 ml
                  p.v.p. 4.5€








                  *** 3 Stars

                  This shampoo really refreshes your scalp if you leave it for some minutes. It cleans well but not if you have dandruff, it is not efficient. It smells good but leaves your hair flat and limp.

                  PROS
                  Smell
                  Freshness
                  Lauryl and laureth sulfate free


                  CONS
                  Not accurate for dandruff
                  Hair flat & limp
                    BEST USES
                    Normal/oily hair











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                    Have a nice, cruelty-free life!


                    Joana