This eyeshadow named Hopeful was inspired by Danielle Torres, you might already know her from her videos on Youtube or Instagram where you can learn more about her passion for animals, mindfulness about beauty, life and the power of staying hopeful.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
Q&A with Danielle Cruelty Free Vegan Beauty
What inspired you to create Crueltyfreeveganbeauty?
I was inspired to create my channel and Instagram as a way to connect with other people about skincare. I have always loved skincare and beauty products, but found a new passion for them once I discovered green beauty. I had no idea there was this whole other side of the beauty industry that was based in natural products. The whole main reason I decided to ditch conventional products was acne related, which is a story I think you will find a lot amongst converts. I was on every pill and cream imaginable for years and years before I decided there had to be a better solution. And it turns out there is. My skin has healed so much since switching to natural products. I wish I had known about it sooner!
What is the inspiration behind the name for Hopeful?
The name Hopeful really came out of the connection I made with Diane when my husband and I were struggling with infertility. We met and connected around the time we were at our lowest point and nothing was working and treatments were stressful. All we really had left was hope and even many times lost all hope. To name the shadow Hopeful I thought was fitting since even when all hope seems lost, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. It might take a little bit longer to get there than you'd hope, but things always have a way of working out the way they are supposed to.
What are you listening to/reading/watching/obsessed with right now?
Well, I haven't read a book in nearly two years, since I got pregnant with my son! I can't wait to get back into reading some day, but one show I am loving right now Seinfeld. I know its been over forever but I never watched it and I had a conversation with my friend about the show recently and she was like "you need to watch it!" so my husband and I are currently binge watching it on Hulu. Its so funny! How did I never watch this show before? I am also totally obsessed with all food related shows. Top Chef, Master Chef, Hell's Kitchen. Give me all the food shows.
What is your favorite hobby or creative pastime?
Honestly my favorite hobby is blogging. I love learning about new products and testing and sharing new favorites with people. I have found some amazing brands that I never would have found had it not been for starting my channel. Like Modern Minerals! Aside from blogging, my favorite hobby would have to be cooking. I love getting into the kitchen and making new recipes. My original life plan was to go to culinary school but things didn't work out the way I had hoped, but now that I have gotten into Green Beauty, I would love to go to skincare formulator school to learn more about skincare. Not so much to create my own line, but just to have more knowledge and understanding about how to formulate products.