My Vegan Beauty Wishlist

My Vegan Beauty Wishlist

Christmas is around the corner and my wishlist is full of gorgeous vegan beauty products. I splurge enough across the year, but these are some products which I’ve been pining for and really hope to see under the tree this year.

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The Vegan Beauty Guide to Activated Charcoal

The Vegan Beauty Guide to Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal has been the beauty ingredient of the year, with it popping up on the shelves across the country claiming to help clear skin, whiten teeth and detox hair. Activated charcoal is regular charcoal that is processed at high temperatures which changes its internal structure and produces a more porous ‘activated’ charcoal. Activated charcoal is great for pulling out impurities from the skin and teeth. Below I’ll let you know how to shop the trend, whilst staying vegan and cruelty free.

Black Mask – Pure Skincare London – £7.99

I got this wonderful mask from a VOBEAUTY box and absolutely love it. Mine came with a free applicator which really helps smooth the sticky charcoal mask on to skin. Peeling off this mask is reminiscent of peeling off PVA glue from your fingers after finishing a primary school art project (aka super satisfying). Watch this gorgeous mask in use here.

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Vegan Beauty Advent Calendars

Vegan Beauty Advent Calendars

Beauty Advent Calendars have been on the rise over the last few years with many opting to treat their loved ones (or themselves) to beauty products rather than chocolate. The vegan and cruelty-free offerings are limited but below are the one’s which I’ve found for the run up to Christmas 2017.

The Cruelty Free Beauty Shop – 12 Days of Christmas Calendar – £40

This box contains a mix of twelve full size and mini products which are all vegan and cruelty free. With this box being worth over £80 it’s great value for money and is likely to get snapped up fast. Get on Santa’s nice list by purchasing this as 10% of Profits will be donated to Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Greyhound Rescue Wales & Hull Animal Welfare Trust. Looking closely at the picture goodies are likely to include Bloomtown Soap, Lucky Cloud Lip Balm, a Bellapierre goody and a Manna Kadar Highlighter Duo.

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Review: Surya Brasil Restorative Hair Mask

Review: Surya Brasil Restorative Hair Mask

Between the cold weather outside and all the central heating indoors it’s no wonder many suffer with dry hair in the winter months. This Restorative Hair Mask by Surya Brasil keeps my hair healthy, adds shine, reduces fly-aways and helps keen dandruff at bay.

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Vegfest Haul – Clothes, Food, Beauty & Celebs

Vegfest Haul – Clothes, Food, Beauty & Celebs

Vegfest came to London on the 20-21 October and it did not disappoint. It’s crazy how busy these things get now that vegan has hit the mainstream. There were so many stalls covering beauty, food, health, clothes, accessories, art work and more. It was a big celebration of veganism and compassion. With many vegan celebs in attendance (Fat Gay Vegan, Earthling Ed, Evanna Lynch, King Cook Daily) I was absolutely ecstatic when I bumped into Tim Shieff, the vegan free runner that’s done recipes with Jamie Oliver, has had huge achievements on Ninja Warrior and has had his bum on the cover of Viva! magazine.

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Absolutely beaming as I meet Tim Shieff

Keep on reading below to see what I blew my money on at London Vegfest 2017.

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My Favourite Vegan All-in-One

My Favourite Vegan All-in-One

This Multi-Use Cream Face Palette by Nude & Noir has revolutionised my over night bag. I spend a lot of time at my boyfriends or visiting friends at the weekend and hate taking tonnes of cosmetics along with me, but also want to look lush the next morning.

This all-in-one means I’ve got my contouring, glow, blush, lips & eyes all sorted. With coconut oil at the heart of this palette all you need is your fingers to apply these beautiful colours – no need for a collection of brushes. The mirror is super handy for touching up make up when out and about – I use mine mostly on the tube or at my boyfriend’s as he has no mirror in his room (no amount of nagging has changed this). Most importantly, this palette is cruelty free, eco-friendly and vegan. Read more

Your Vegan Halloween Make Up Kit

Your Vegan Halloween Make Up Kit

Halloween is the one night a year you can go absolutely crazy with your makeup and create the most intricate, scary, disgusting or alluring looks you can muster. In the run up to Halloween I love binge watching YouTubers create the most scary looks possible, but get frustrated with all the non-vegan products they use. The below guide should help you find the vegan alternatives to the typically used Halloween products.

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10 Autumn Essentials (Vegan!)

10 Autumn Essentials (Vegan!)

The nights are getting darker, the leaves are changing colour and the winds getting chillier – we must be in Autumn. Whilst I’m sad to see summer go, I’m quite excited to get my jumpers out and start sipping on lattes. Below are my autumn essentials:

The Fragrance: Cardamom Coffee – Lush – £39

I absolutely love this scent. It’s deliciously warming, comforting, sweet and sensual. Made with cardamom oil, rose oil, cocoa, oudh oil and cinnamon this is truly the perfect accompaniment to autumn jumpers and chilly mornings. If you’ve been looking for a new fragrance for the new season this is it.

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Review: SkinYoga Fresh Orange Body Mousse

Review: SkinYoga Fresh Orange Body Mousse

This Fresh Orange Body Mousse (available here) smells incredibly citrus and leaves your body feeling fresh. Softly uplifting, it’s wonderfully relaxing to massage this into your body whilst inhaling and exhaling slowly and deeply. Take your time to focus on each limb and rub the mousse onto your skin in circular movements. This is best used on warm, wet skin – so pause your shower once your pores have opened up and give your body the time and attention it deserves.

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Viva! Vegan Festival HAUL

Viva! Vegan Festival HAUL

The Viva! Vegan Festival London had it all: great vegan food, clothes, beauty and homeware. I’d always recommend going to these vegan events as you get tonnes of vegan retailers under one roof where you can sample their products and nab a bargain.

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