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My Cruelty-free Fall Wish List: 2017 Edition

fall cruelty-free fashion & beauty wish list | smelltheroses.com

I have had my eye on so many fun fall-inspired products lately so I thought I would summarize them into a post! As always, everything is 100% cruelty-free and/or natural where applicable. Maybe my fall wish list will inspire you to treat yourself and get more into the fall spirit!

Disclaimer: This post does include affiliate links from which I earn a small commission. Any earnings go straight back into my blog and help fund this site and its giveaways. Thank you for your support! 


My Fall Wish List

Autumn Pillow | smelltheroses.com

1. Autumn Truck Throw Pillow | PCB Home

  • Shop This Pillow: Autumn Truck

  • How cute is this pillow from Etsy?!  Throw pillows are an easy way to decorate your house each season and I’ve had my eye on this one. I like that it is simple enough to not clash with the other decor in my house and it will match pretty much anything. Side Note: I would totally buy every product from PCB Home if I could afford it because they are all so adorable!

Vegan Leather Jacket from Lulu's | smelltheroses.com

2. Bae Brown Vegan Leather Moto Jacket | Lulu’s

  • Shop This Jacket: Brown (pictured) | Similar: Black, Green, Tan

  • In the years since becoming a vegetarian, I have swapped out all my leather products for vegan alternatives (read my post about vegan leather to learn why). I had a similar Michael Kors leather jacket that I was in love with so when I saw this vegan jacket on Lulu’s I fell in love. A cute vegan leather jacket with my favorite pair of distressed jeans is one of my go-to fall outfits.

Vegan Leather Bag | smelltheroses.com

3. Madeline Mini Bucket | Angela Roi

  • Shop This Bag: Bordeaux (pictured) | Other Colors: Black, Cloud

  • Ever since Angela Roi launched their latest collection, I have had my eye on this bucket bag. I love the deep red color (called bordeaux) mixed with the gold hardware. It’s the perfect color to carry you from fall into the holiday season. Best of all, this bag is made of one of the highest quality vegan leathers I’ve ever come across.

Vegan Crossbody | smelltheroses.com

4. Zuri Multifunction Pouch | Angela Roi

  • Shop This Bag: Cloud (pictured) | Other Colors: Black, Bordeaux, Russet

  • I love a good compact crossbody bag and this one from Angela Roi is beautiful. The off-white vegan leather would work year-round making it a great addition to your purse collection!

Pumpkin Enzyme Peel from Erin's Faces | smelltheroses.com

5. Pumpkin Enzyme Peel | Erin’s Faces

  • Shop This Product: Pumpkin Peel

  • What gets you more in the mood for fall than pumpkin?! From carving pumpkins to eating pumpkin pie, we have found so many ways to utilize this amazing fruit (yes, pumpkin is a fruit – don’t worry, I didn’t know either).  Loaded with Enzymes, Antioxidants, Zinc, Iron and Vitamins C and K, pumpkin is amazing for your skin. This product from Erin’s Faces has rave reviews so it is at the top of my must-try list. 🎃

Vegan Over The Knee Boots | smelltheroses.com

6. Issac Black Vegan Suede Over the Knee Boots | Steve Madden

  • Shop These Boots: Black Over the Knee

  • Over the knee boots are such a fall staple so it’s no surprise I had to include a pair on my fall wish list. I was surprised to see these boots are made from 100% man-made materials making them vegan-friendly!

Vegan Suede Booties | smelltheroses.com

7. Marissa Light Cement Taupe Vegan Suede Ankle Booties | Lulu’s

  • Shop These Booties: Taupe

  • Another fall shoe staple are cute booties! They automatically make any outfit 10x cuter and come in so many adorable styles. I love the color of these vegan suede booties mixed with their natural wood heel.

Vegan Black Suede Booties | smelltheroses.com

8. Amaia Black Suede Lace-Up Ankle Booties | Lulu’s

  • Shop These Booties: Black

  • I know these are the 3rd pair of shoes on this list but when I saw the lace-up back I had to include them! 😍 As with the other shoes on this list, these are 100% vegan!

Lily Lolo Eyeshadow | smelltheroses.com

9. Laid Care Eye Palette | Lily Lolo

  • Shop This Product: Eyeshadow Palette

  • This eye palette from Lily Lolo has great reviews and just happens to contain so many perfect fall shades. I’m not a big eyeshadow girl but I like to use a little on special occasions so I know this palette would be a great addition to my makeup collection.

Lauren B Beauty Cruelty-free Nail Polish | smelltheroses.com

10. House of Blues Nail Polish | Lauren B Beauty

  • Shop This Shade: House of Blues

  • There is something so edgy and chic about black nail polish. It goes with everything and is perfect for the fall. This polish from Lauren B Beauty is actually not totally black but instead an extremely dark blue. As with all their polishes, it is cruelty-free and 7-free! 💅

Lauren B Beauty Cruelty-free Nail Polish | smelltheroses.com

11. Laurel Canyon Lover | Lauren B Beauty

  • Shop This Shade: Laurel Canyon Lover

  • When I saw this color it immediately made me think of fall! This 7-free/cruelty-free polish from Lauren B Beauty is the perfect balance between a true red and burgundy. This shade could easily transition from fall into the holiday season. 💅

Uptown Lip Velvet | smelltheroses.com

12. Uptown Lip Velvet | Clove + Hallow

  • Shop This Shade: Uptown

  • I love a beautiful matte lip for the fall and have had my eye on this specific one ever since it was launched. These lip velvets from Clove + Hallow dry in a beautiful matte finish without drying out your lips. This specific shade keeps selling out before I can buy it! It is safe to say, this product is at the top of my wish list. 💄💋

Orgain Pumpkin Spice Protein | smelltheroses.com

13. Pumpkin Spice Vegan Protein Powder | Orgain

  • Shop on Amazon: Pumpkin Spice Protein

  • I have been so eager to try the pumpkin spice flavor of my favorite vegan protein powder! Luckily it is available on Amazon Prime (whoop whoop). Packed with 21g of plant-based protein, Orgain’s protein powders are a great way for us vegetarians to get enough protein in our diet. I have yet to try a flavor of Orgain I didn’t like so I know this pumpkin spice flavor must be delicious! 🎃

Osmia Pumpkin Facial Soap | smelltheroses.com

14. Pumpkin Facial Soap | Osmia Organics

  • Shop This Bar: Pumpkin

  • Here’s another great pumpkin infused facial product but this time it’s from Osmia Organics. This soap works as a mild exfoliator that leaves skin soft and nourished. Side Note: This product does contain honey so it is NOT vegan-friendly. 🎃

I hope you enjoyed my fall wish list! What fall products have you had your eye on? Let me know in the comments section below!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com

48 In GIVEAWAYS

October Giveaway: Nontoxic Fall Scented Candles

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway | smelltheroses.com

For the second year, I am giveaway away my favorite nontoxic fall scented candles from Carefull Candles on Etsy! 🍂 If you’ve been following along for a while, you may remember this brand from last year’s October Giveaway.

To make this year’s giveaway even better, I am giving away 3 candles to one lucky winner. Continue reading below the giveaway to learn why I ditched my toxic conventional candles for these and for a COUPON CODE!


THIS GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED.

THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!


How to Enter the Giveaway:

  • Complete at least one entry option in the Gleam plugin provided on this page by first entering your name/birthday/email. Remember, the more entry options you complete, the better your odds of winning but additional entries are not required. Certain entry options are weighted more heavily than others.

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway!

Rules & Disclaimer: 

  • Open to the U.S. and Canada to anyone 18 or older with a valid mailing address.
  • You may enter the giveaway anytime between October 3rd and October 17th 11:59 pm EST.
  • The winner will be randomly generated using the Gleam Plugin and announced October 18th at approximately 12:00 pm EST on this blog post, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • All entries requiring following/liking will be checked and verified before the winner is drawn – any missing likes/comments will not be credited as an entry.
  • I run giveaways for my readers who are genuinely interested in the products I am offering. Entries completed with social media accounts used solely for giveaways will not be counted. Although the giveaway winner is randomly generated, if you are chosen as the winner and I see you did not follow this rule, I will manually invalidate your entry and have a new winner randomly generated.
  • Once a winner is selected, I will personally contact him/her with the email address he/she used to enter the giveaway in order to obtain his/her shipping address. If no response is made within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
  • I have not been paid to feature any of this brand.
  • No purchase necessary.

About Carefull CandlesCarefull Candles on Etsy | smelltheroses.com

Carefull Candles is a small business that launched on Etsy last year. Caroline, the shop owner, started making her own candles after discovering the hidden dangers found in the big-name conventional brand candles. In an effort to avoid her and her family from inhaling toxic fumes, she starting formulating and pouring her own candles using 100% non-GMO soy wax and 100% non-toxic essential oils/fragrances. Loving how her home-made candles came out, she decided to sell them and the Carefull Candles Etsy Store was born!

I discovered Carefull Candles last year after tirelessly researching for a candle company that met my strict standards. Although there are many soy-based candle companies, not all have a completely clean label. I wanted a candle that was safe from its ingredients to its wick to its container — you can imagine how excited I was when I found this brand on Etsy!

  • Ingredients: 100% non-GMO soy wax | 100% pure essential oils and/or phthalate-free natural fragrances | No additives/fillers
  • Wick = Flat Braid Cotton + Paper Fiber (free of zinc, tin, and lead)
  • Container = reusable glass jar
  • Charity = $1 is donated to Hearts2Honduras with every purchase

What I’m Giving Away: 

  • Pumpkin Spice Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Marshmallow Campfire Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Autumn Day Candle – 8oz ($18 value)
  • Total Value = $54!

These candles smell absolutely amazing.. I guarantee you will love them. Marshmallow Campfire is my personal favorite because it smells exactly like a melted marshmallow! Autumn day is the perfect “everyday” candle which will fill your home with warm yet light fall scents. 🍂 And pumpkin spice smells EXACTLY like a pumpkin spice latte! 🎃

Nontoxic Fall Scented Candle Giveaway from smelltheroses.com
Nontoxic Carefull Candles from Etsy | smelltheroses.com

Nontoxic Carefull Candles from Etsy | smelltheroses.com


Carefull Candles vs. Conventional Scented Candles:

Life would certainly be much more convenient if I didn’t know as much about the chemicals/ingredients in my everyday products. This time of year, Bath & Body Works and Yankee Candle have so many amazing scented candles that immediately make you excited for the fall and nearing holidays. However, these seemingly harmless candles hide an ugly truth. When burned, they release toxic fumes which pollute the air and are harmful if inhaled. For instance, big-name conventional brand candles made with parrafin wax produce benzene and toluene (known carcinogens) when burned. Inhaling these toxins are similar to inhaling the fumes from car exhausts.

Remember, chemicals don’t have to have a harsh odor to be harmful; many are actually odorless! Synthetic fragrances may smell nice but they are still chemicals and can be hazardous to your health.Fall Scented Candle Safe Swap | smelltheroses.comCarefull Candles vs Conventional Candles | smelltheroses.com

Care Suggestions from the Carefull Candles Etsy Shop:

  • When lighting a soy candle for the first time, allow the wax to melt all the way to the sides of the container – this is usually 3/4 hours long. If you do not have 3/4 hours please wait until you do! Trust me, it will extend the life of your candle tremendously. If you do not let the wax melt all the way to the sides of the container, it may cause a “tunneling” effect, and your candle may not last as long as it is intended too.
  • The wicks need to be trimmed before EACH and every burn, failure to do so may result in black spots in the candle, a shorter burn time, and soot.

You can shop these amazing fall scents and more on Etsy! 🍂

COUPON CODE “BABYWATCH” WILL SAVE YOU 15% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE

(the shop owner is about to have a baby!)

Carefull Candles on Etsy | smelltheroses.com


Did you know there is a SmelltheRoses.com inspired Carefull Candle? Check it out here!

I hope you are as excited about this giveaway as I am! Let me know why you’d love to enter this giveaway in the comments section below! As always, if you have any questions you can email me through my contact page.

This giveaway ends October 17st at 11:59 pm! Good Luck!

xoxo Caitlyn | smelltheroses.com