Wednesday, 30 November 2016

It feels like November has both sped by and dragged on.

I swear it was just yesterday we were all talking about Lush's Halloween collection, and yet I've read enough stories about the US election to last me a lifetime. (I suspect there'll be plenty more in the coming months and years.)

Seeing the fear and helplessness unfold once the result was confirmed was heartbreaking, especially on the other side of the pond. As a reminder that there's still some good in the world, Katie Brennan set up the #TodayImGrateful hashtag and I suggest heading there if everything that's going on in the world is getting to you. It's completely and utterly heartwarming, and anyone can join in. I try and take part most days. (I've noticed there's at least one food-related item on there every time. No shame!)

Vegan Beauty From Arbonne

Monday, 28 November 2016

I barely knew anything about Arbonne before I tried these products.

I love that, though. I love trying out new brands, seeing what works for me (and what doesn't). I love knowing there's another cruelty-free option out there for everyone to use.

Arbonne's philosophy can be summed up in three words: pure, safe, and beneficial.

Arbonne Make-Up

When Adult Acne Comes Back

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Back in April I wrote about the things that help to clear up my acne.

That's the end of that, I thought. I've been through my acne phase and we can all move on. (There were even a few days in June and July when I left the house with a completely bare face.)

Except I can't move on. It came back.

Sad pug
This is how I feel when I'm hiding from the world. We've all been there.

LoveLula Beauty Box, November 2016

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Surprise post is my favourite.

Not the boring kind, like letters from the bank trying to flog you products you don't want or need, but fun post, like parcels.

So I was very excited when the postman delivered the November edition of LoveLula's Beauty Box* to my door. Trying new products is one of my favourite things to do, but I've never really bought into the whole beauty box thing before (most of them feature brands that are non-CF, so it's a waste of money).

Fortunately, the LoveLula box is full of cruelty-free products, with plenty of natural ingredients to boot. (You also get 20% off the brands featured in the box, just in case you fall in love with any of the samples.)

LoveLula Beauty Box, November 2016

Cruelty-Free Evening Shower Routine

Monday, 21 November 2016

There are few things I look forward to more than coming home to jump into a hot shower.

I don't really have the time (or patience) for baths these days, but showers? I bloody love them. And since I like to spend as much time as possible in bed every morning, I shower at night so I can wind down before I go to sleep.

I switch my products up quite a lot, but there are three I've been coming back to recently (and all of them are suitable for vegans!)

Naturelle Coffee Scrub

5 Favourite Dairy-Free Snacks

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Giving up dairy is hard.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm not quite managing it at the moment but I think it's much healthier to take it a step at a time. Once you start to look for it, you realise dairy products are everywhere.

Fortunately I've found plenty of dairy-free snacks to keep me going, no matter what the occasion.

Booja Booja Ice Cream

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