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Misleading Instagram Models

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 8, 2016, 12:43 PM

RANT. Okay, I'm going there, I'm doing this, even though I don't usually post personal opinion on here but I'm so mad.

An Instagram model with over 1 million followers has recently started endorsing shampoo and conditioner by the brand Tresemme. She has stated in her posts that Tresemme 'do NOT test their products on animals and are committed to ending animal testing.'


I am so MAD about this. Not because the company uses animal testing (though of course that sucks, but not what I'm debating here) but because the model is either being misled by the company, who is also purposely misleading people, or she's lying to OVER ONE MILLION impressionable, young followers. And when I posted a (polite) comment stating that Tresemme tests their ingredients on animals, SHE DELETED MY COMMENT.


My personal views on animal rights aside (though as a Veterinary Nurse I'm sure you can piece together how I feel about the mistreatment of animals), it sucks SO DAMN MUCH that an influential role model would turn a blind eye to this. To be fair, she's probably signed a contract with Tresemme that she can't back out of now, so even if she actually does some research and realises the product isn't cruelty free, there's nothing she can do anyway.

HOWEVER. Please note: Tresemme can state that the product wasn't tested on animals, because that's true. But it is the INGREDIENTS within the product that have been tested on animals. So do not be deceived by the sly marketing tactics of these massive companies! And likewise, RESEARCH a product yourself before you buy it, rather than listening to paid Instagram models. Don't get me started on those freaking gummy bear hair vitamins or the diet teas.

(ACTUALLY WAIT A MINUTE. I will. One of my favourite YouTubers Cloudyapples made a video about how she was approached by a 'skinny tea' company, asking if she would endorse their product. When she researched it, she realised that it didn't actually make you skinnier. It didn't do much other than aid bloating. She turned down the opportunity and money because SHE WANTED TO BE HONEST. Hats off to her, seriously.)

Here is a comprehensive list of all the companies who test their products and/or ingredients on animals, if you're interested:…/beauty/co…

Aaannd here's a list of cruelty free…

If you agree with animal testing, then fair play. You're entitled to an opinion. However, if you disagree then please share this post to spread the word. Thank you.

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Which of my Disney Females Costume Designs is your favourite? 

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licorneenragee Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016
Holy cow, just found your gallery: your work is astonishing! Gonna add you as soon as I get home ^^
therealjasper Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  New Deviant
lilisys Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is extremely aesthetic! I just became a huge Mucha fan recently so browsing your art is such a treat. Gonna :+devwatch: :D
BoredomIAU Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I couldn't help but fav a bunch of your Mucha-inspired Disney heroines just now, sorry for being a creep. ^^; In any case, I think I'm gonna go watch some of your YouTube process videos now -- I'm just dying to know how you worked on these! :D
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
BoredomIAU Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! :D
ziko-xman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Student Artist
Zidane Emote - 'Hi' 
Juliana63 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought you would appreciate knowing that I exercised copious amounts of self control and did not favorite every single piece of your fabulous work. I really wanted to... so I decided to watch you and favorite only most of them XD
Hannah-Alexander Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks!
Speshul-Pencil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
May I ask if you'd ever consider releasing a print of all the art nouveau costume designs for the princesses? I'd really love a large piece with all 18 princess designs, they're absolutely beautiful and I love the detail. Alternatively I don't see that you have the princess costume nouveau design prints for sale anywhere, will these be released to etsy or any source anytime? Either way, keep up the beautiful work!
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