Sia’s Fans Are NOT Happy She’s MAC’s Next Spokesmodel
Brands nowadays are more and more concerned about going green, which can include everything from implementing sustainability initiatives to protecting animals with cruelty-free policies. Since these practices are becoming more common, it’s kind of a shock when companies don’t follow those codes of conduct. One example is NARS, who doesn’t test on animals themselves but sells in China, whose government requires such testing. Another is MAC, and it’s because of this that the latter’s newest representative is getting a lot of flak.
Sia just joined MAC as the spokesperson for Viva Glam, and her fans aren’t pleased. They’re unhappy first of all because she’s representing a brand who allows their products to be tested on animals, but especially because the “Cheap Thrills” singer is vegan and, in their eyes, should care even more about animal welfare.
Like M·A·C, I believe makeup shouldn’t be tested on animals. M·A·C does not test on animals and is advocating change in countries like China where animal testing exists. For more info, read here: https://t.co/KplrHIvkpG
— sia (@Sia) December 1, 2017
Sia spoke out about the situation on Twitter, saying, “Like M·A·C, I believe makeup shouldn’t be tested on animals. M·A·C does not test on animals and is advocating change in countries like China where animal testing exists.” People quickly clapped back, saying that MAC is not a cruelty-free company and that they have lost trust in Sia.
Everyone supporting her when she’s feeding false information. Lost all trust.
— Nat🦄❄️💕 (@_nathalieholmes) December 1, 2017
As someone with such a huge platform you do need to do your research before saying something like this. Your words influence others. Please use them to make the world a better place and not to promote brands that actively torture animals.
— Alinta McMurdo (@AlintaMcMurdo) December 1, 2017
Wait MAC isn't cruelty free :/
— A💖 (@wordscomealive) December 1, 2017
However, they sell in China. They are indirectly testing on animals to make more money. Other largely popular brands specifically exclude China from their market due to their testing policies. Sorry but I will not be purchasing from this collection.
— Edgar Rene ✨ (@g0lden_veins) December 1, 2017
Many people are of the mindset that if MAC truly wants to be cruelty-free, they won’t allow their products to be sold in China until China doesn’t require animal testing. Until then, it might be a good idea to check not only where your products are coming from, but where they’re going as well.
What do you think of Sia participating in MAC’s campaign? Tell us @BritandCo!
(Photos via Sia/Instagram, Don Arnold/WireImage)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)