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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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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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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Giveaway! Ten Years Vegan!

Giveaway! Ten Years Vegan!

This month I’m celebrating ten years vegan! When I turned vegan back in 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix was still out in the cinemas, Crank That Soldja Boy was the track of the summer and Britney was shaving off her hair. Yeah, it was a long time ago.

A lot has changed: no one knew what a vegan was, everyone was scared I’d turn anaemic and all I could eat at restaurants was a plain salad and chips. Flash forward ten years and vegan is everywhere! Restaurants and cafes proudly brag about their plant based, dairy free dishes and we’re all over magazines and chat shows. We’ve proven that we aren’t just a fad nor a trendy diet but that we’re a passionate, achievable lifestyle that’s here to stay.

To celebrate my ten years of vegan, I’ve thrown together a giveaway on my @veganmakeupuk instagram with donations from Club Organix, Eden Perfume, So Eco Brushes and Less is More.

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5 Amazing Vegan Beauty Boxes

5 Amazing Vegan Beauty Boxes

Beauty boxes are a beautiful thing. They’re becoming increasingly popular, as we prove to love having surprise boxes filled with beauty treats delivered to our door.  These boxes typically contain a good mixed of new brands and old favourites, as well as guaranteeing a bargain.

Best of all, us vegans don’t have to miss out. I’ve collected together some of the best vegan beauty boxes out on the market. These are particularly perfect for new vegans that are trying to veganise their makeup bag, as you can try a lot of brands without spending a fortune.

 

VOBEAUTY Box

Frequency: Monthly

Price: £10 – £15.95, free UK shipping

Discount code: VOBBOX15 – save 15% off your whole order, including shop items.

So I’ve not been signed up to any beauty boxes for a while, as I keep clogging up my makeup bag with stuff I don’t really need. Whilst VOBEAUTY do a gorgeous surprise subscription box too (£15.95), what I love most about them is that you can build your own box. All their products are vegan and cruelty free, so you’re free to make your choices.  You can choose to grab 3 (£10) or 5 (£15.95) products out of roughly 9-12 on offer, no subscription necessary. I find this gives me the opportunity to try out new brands at a good price, without getting stuck with products that I don’t want.

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Review: Sukin Facial Moisturiser + Discount Code

Review: Sukin Facial Moisturiser + Discount Code

I’ve introduced this Sukin Facial Moisturiser (available here) into my skincare routine as both a morning and evening moisturiser over the past week and it’s been wonderful. My skin can get very dry easily when the weather is erratic (which it has been lately, British summer and all) so it’s important for me to have a good quality moisturiser.

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July 17: Vegan Highlights

July 17: Vegan Highlights


Ben & Jerry’s Announce Vegan Ice Cream

Whilst Ben & Jerry still haven’t confirmed when we’ll be receiving their dairy-free delights, July was the month they announced their intention to release these to the UK. Their suitable for vegans flavours have been on sale for a while in the US and we’ve been jealously observing these on instagram for months – fingers crossed the chocolate fudge brownie flavour crosses the pond!

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A Vegan’s Summer Essentials

A Vegan’s Summer Essentials

Now that we’re in July it feels official – summer is here! Time to dust off our summer dresses and start spending a small fortune on booja-booja ice cream tubs. This hotter weather has been my inspiration for sharing with you my summer essentials.

The SPF Foundation – Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation  – £15


This foundation has 18 shades from porcelain to cinnamon which is great for girls very pale through to deep tan, but limiting beyond that. Follow the link and the colour chart on their page is very well thought out to help shoppers avoid ordering the wrong shade. Read more

Fruity Fashion

Fruity Fashion

How else do you let everyone know that you’re vegan? Sure, we like to talk about it all the time, but how do we let strangers know? Here’s how to make your fruit-and-veg-loving statement with sealed lips.

1. New Look – Avocado Zip Purse – £3.99

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If you love love or love avocados, this is the purse for you. Don’t let the leather look fool you, it’s faux. Unlike your love for avocados which is true as can be. Read more