Happy 2018 gorgeous readers! I sincerely hope that the new year is treating everyone kindly and that you're all excited to start life fresh. This post is to let my subscribers know that I have not abandoned VLV. As mentioned previously, there have been many changes in my life and my attention is temporarily focused on those things. Also, there are many changes that need to be addressed for the blog -- one of which has been weighing heavily on my mind for the longest time. It is regarding the cruelty-free status of the site's product testing policy. It's quite embarrassing for me to admit but because I'm so stubborn that it sometimes takes several attempts at adjusting my value system before everything falls into it's correct place with me. This issue has struck a sensitivity nerve within me. Being a lover and champion of animal rights, years ago, I switched over to testing only cruelty-free beauty items, then, using the excuse of not being able to control what non-cruelty products were being sent to me by luxury brands from several blogger programs and beauty boxes, I waffled between testing both types of products. And to be honest, I thought it would help me in advancing the site or assist in new employment opportunities by networking with exclusive brands. This behavior has been slowly eating away at my conscience, causing me many sleepless nights and making me question my own bullshit at times -- something I force myself to do continually -- so, without further waffling, Venus Loves Virgo will no longer be testing products that are tested on animals. Status CRUELTY-FREE. I thank those of you who have been supportive of my decisions regarding this and not have made me feel guilty and to those of you who have rubbed it in my face, well, take a look in the mirror, for no one is perfect. I was wrong. I admit it. I change and move on. Human nature is sometimes repulsive. However, this can be a good thing because we then have a barometer of sorts that allows us to measure negative behavior patterns. Once we do that then we can evolve. We all do the wrong thing. The secret is to accept it and stop. Moving along... Hoping that you will all patiently continue on this journey with me as I get things settled. Posting will resume shortly. Thank you! Much love in the new year! Stay Beautiful! XOXO

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A Motto and a Mantra...

Moving forward with less in order to gain more...
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  1. Good morning!

    I have missed seeing your posts and I know we don't speak as much as we used to, but I am hoping that changes this year! :) 100% support your decision to return to cruelty free, as I'm hoping to do the same and often look to your blog for products I should be trying. Happy New Year!


  2. Hello Natalie!

    Happy 2018! Thank you -- so sweet of you- and I am glad to hear that you're making changes as well. I look forward to chit chatting when I have the time. XOXO


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