Beauty For The Vegan Soul: BUST Craftacular Boston

by Amanda Esquilin

Boston’s BUST Craftacular has a treat for all our vegan Bustie’s out there looking for non-toxic and cruelty -free cosmetic products. Why is the struggle so very real? For women who like to get there nails done and moisturize their winter skin, without fearing their own or a fluffy being’s skin is going to flake off, the BUST Craftacular has the hookup. Don’t miss these awesome vendors making luxurious beauty products just for you:

Nailed it: 365 Lacquer

This awesome nail polish company is keeping it handcrafted and full of personal preferences. 365 Lacquer has a custom color making engine online for you to pick and brand your own nail color, which inspires their ever-changing line of signature varnishes. They create batches their customers want without the color repetitivity of mass production. Both non-toxic and dries in less than minute, your nails will stay fabulous and have that premium look without the guilt.


Owl-inspiring: The Orange Owl

Akshata Nayak is the Walter White of bath & body, breaking bad chemicals from your skin care regimen. After training as a biochemist and nutritionist, Nayak became completely skeeved out after discovering that some of the chemicals she was using in her lab were showing up in her skincare products. Orange Owl has a zesty line of body scrubs, soaps, bath salts and lip balms that are 100% vegan and chemical free. They combine components like lemon, orange, ginger, mint, thai, and sorbet. As a chemist, Nayak says she has the edge in the market as an expert in what natural ingredients make a premium beauty solution. Check out an interview with Nayak about her process here.


Vegeti-bars: Amaranth and Rue

Amaranth and Rue makes cold-press soap bars made with 100% vegetable based ingredients. This Vermont based company goes out of their way to make cruelty free products, for instance they fresh brew their own vegan beer for their Oatmeal Stout bar. Rather than using toxic fillers, they offer a Himalayan Pink Salt exfoliating bar that they say can rival any lab made alternative. They’ll be bringing other cool beauty products to the fair including their kissable Strawberry Sugar Lip Scrub and line of lip balms in flavors like Lavender, Coffee and Fresh Apple.


Its A Colorful World: Miss Alison’s Vegan Belts & Bags

Being earth friendly doesn’t mean you need to live live in earth tones all day erry day – Miss Alison makes striking color blocked clutches and belts brighter than a handful of skittles. Each item is well made and built to last, with unique features like adjustable central belt buckles and colorful stitching.

So join the fun in November and stop by the BUST Craftacular at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts to see these incredible vegan vendors. They’ll have you saying…

The BUST Craftracular happens 11/28 & 11/29. Buy tickets and get directions here.

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