Vivienne McAlister-Geertz's Profile

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If I had to list the two things in life that I'm most crazy about it would have to be my bunnies and my skincare products.

First and foremost are my bunnies. As you might have spotted on my shop's 'About' section, I have listed my two adorable cottontails, Forrest and Bobo, as the fluffy founders (aka inspiration) of my "Beauty for Bunnies" campaign. They are my world and I love spending as much time as I can with them both.

A close second are my skincare products. Why so passionate about skincare? Well it all started from a balanced blend of positive and, well, not so positive experiences. Where there's a Yin there's a Yang, right?

On the positive side, I love to bake and when I first dabbled in making skincare products, especially body butters, I discovered how similar it was to baking; something I find…

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  • Joined April 7, 2012

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About

If I had to list the two things in life that I'm most crazy about it would have to be my bunnies and my skincare products.

First and foremost are my bunnies. As you might have spotted on my shop's 'About' section, I have listed my two adorable cottontails, Forrest and Bobo, as the fluffy founders (aka inspiration) of my "Beauty for Bunnies" campaign. They are my world and I love spending as much time as I can with them both.

A close second are my skincare products. Why so passionate about skincare? Well it all started from a balanced blend of positive and, well, not so positive experiences. Where there's a Yin there's a Yang, right?

On the positive side, I love to bake and when I first dabbled in making skincare products, especially body butters, I discovered how similar it was to baking; something I find incredibly therapeutic. So when I'm in my soap kitchen creating my products, I'm as relaxed and happy as I can be.

The not so positive side was when my body took charge of my life. You might recognise this: I was working in corporate finance and feeling absolutely miserable... but what could I do? - it was all I knew to do. So whilst my heart wanted out, my head kept my body going - I had to pay the bills after all. Until one day my body decided "enough is enough" and decided to fall apart. If it wasn't for that push from my body I may never have discovered how to make body butters and other yummy skincare products and I may never have found my true passion.

And, strangely enough, my two passions have a connection. Through making skincare I create products which are healthy, natural and organic and which are rich enough to leave your skin glowing with health - I may not always be healthy on the inside but I'll ensure I stay as healthy as possible on the outside. And through my love for bunnies, and my dismay (to put it mildly) that large skincare brands are returning to testing their products and ingredients on animals, I have pushed myself forward to take a stand against animal testing and have been certified as a cruelty-free brand by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and have also been inspired to financially support a local bunny centre which cares for and feeds rescued and abandoned bunnies.

That's my story in a nutshell and that's why I'm here today.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me, my bunnies and my products. I hope, if you're caught up in the corporate rat race and are desperate to get out, that it might just give you the push you need.

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