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GoodnessMe Health Food Box

I’m a little late to join the subscription box bandwagon but I’ve been enjoying exploring what is out there since the beauty box boom happened in Australia almost 2 years ago. Health and wellbeing boxes are definitely on the rise and I was excited to hear about the GoodnessMe, an Australian food sampling box focused on wholesome and natural products. The hook for me was that every product in the box is always GMO-free and that’s something I’m finding to be more and more important.

So let’s see what I got in the August GoodnessMe box and my review of the included products.  Continue Reading

AquaMamma Pregnancy Waters

I’m terrible at remembering to consume liquids. Despite having dry skin and usually feeling dehydrated, I still don’t find myself feeling thirsty. On top of that, I hate the taste of water – or should I say lack there of. It’s so boring and unless it’s ice cold or carbonated it makes me think I’m brushing my teeth. I was introduced to AquaMamma as a product for pregnant women who have trouble staying hydrated, but it took my fancy because I’m not even pregnant and I still have trouble staying hydrated.

I know I’m not alone in this trouble to take in fluids each day so I thought I would trial AquaMamma and see if it really makes a difference. By all accounts there is nothing this water offers that can’t be obtained from plain water, or is there? Here’s my review.  Continue Reading

Vegan Cuts May Snack Box

When people find out that I’m vegan there is one question I am asked more than any other question …. “what DO you eat?”. I never know how to answer it because there is just so much I do eat. The list of what I don’t eat is much shorter, and most people don’t even realise that many things they already eat are vegan. With this constant question in mind and the continued interest from all of you to learn more about a truly cruelty-free lifestyle I thought I would do a few posts touching on vegan food.

People generally assume that eating vegan food instantly means it’s health food. That isn’t always the case because there are lots of unhealthy ingredients that don’t come from animals, i.e. sugar. However, in general vegan ‘junk food’ is naturally healthier than the animal-ingredient alternatives because it doesn’t have the trans fat and all the nasty chemicals/hormones that farmers feed the animals. So my point is, vegan food isn’t always a ‘health food’ but it is always more healthy than non-vegan food.

Why the long spiel, you ask? Today’s post is to introduce you to a service I’ve been using since starting my cruelty-free lifestyle. Vegan Cuts is a subscription box service that offers two monthly boxes, a Snack box and a Beauty box. The snack box has been invaluable with helping me discover just how delicious veganism is, and how many amazing products the world has to offer. This review is of the most recent snack box for May.  Continue Reading

Coconut Oil Health and Beauty uses
I bet you’ve heard all about coconut oil lately. It’s popping up in recipes, beauty tutorials and all kinds of health advice, but do you know just how many things you can actually use it for? One jar of coconut oil can be a little more expensive than your regular olive oil but you’ll be surprised just how much you can get out of it. I’ve tracked down all the best health, wellness and beauty uses for coconut oil to show you how one jar of natural oil can be the most budget-friendly and healthy product in your kitchen.  Continue Reading

Vitamins

I’ve never been a fan of taking vitamins or a bunch of pills to make me feel better. My train of thought has always been to tough it out or just eat better, but since becoming vegan I’ve learnt that not everything can be solved with food choices. My health has improved dramatically just by changing my diet but like with any diet change there are certain nutrients you may need that aren’t in your food, or your body naturally does not process as it should. This is where nutritional supplements really make a difference.

Americans spent almost $320 billion on prescription medications in 2011 (source: Take Part) so I’m sharing with you which vitamins I’ve been taking, what they do and how they help me. You should never copy someone else’s prescription whether it be natural or pharmaceutical drugs, and that isn’t my aim, but rather I hope to show you how some of these natural wonders can replace the pharmaceuticals we’re consuming way too much of.  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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