What Is CBD? And Our Highly Rated Vegan CBD Products For Mind And Body

Not too long ago this healing herb was seen as somewhat of a terrible taboo, but the calming properties of CBD and its herbal family have blown up the food, drink and beauty worlds, leaving our shelves flooded with THC (the psychoactive element in cannabis) free cannabidiol-based products. Far from causing you to ‘trip-out’ or get ‘high’ the medicinal magic of this natural ingredient has been said to help with ailments from anxiety to aches and pains. With a myriad of extra benefits from soothi

A Beginners Guide to Veganuary

Let's jump right in, what exactly is a vegan? According to The Vegan Society, veganism is ‘a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose’. So, as well as swapping out meat and dairy, this means doing your best to steer clear of animal products and exploitation whenever possible in all areas of life, from food to cosmetics. A lifestyle swap of this magnitude

How To Stay Fit and Fresh This Season

The run up to Christmas is often an indulgent spell, crammed full of celebrations and packed with decadent dishes, fizz and copious quantities of canapes. Whether you’re feeling the festivities or not this year, ensuring you make time to move your body and keep active is a great way to stay on top form mentally and physically. Not only is outdoor exercise effective at keeping you physically fit, but the benefits of working out can be fantastic for your mental health too. Whether it’s running, o

11 crystal beauty products to add magic to your make-up bag

Crystals have been revered for their healing properties for centuries, but until recently they were something you would only expect to find in a spiritual shop alongside tarot cards and incense. As well as holding, wearing or healing with these mystic stones, you can now incorporate them into your beauty regime as pure gem extracts are increasingly being used to add enchanting energy to everyday cosmetic creations. From rose quartz to malachite, the potent properties are now ingrained in produ

19 incredible vegan beauty products you need to try

I’ve been vegan for a few years, and despite making all of the dietary changes speedily, I found vegan beauty a bit of a minefield. Learning that ‘cruelty free’ didn’t necessarily mean vegan and vice versa was a lot to get my head around, but I’ve finally found some favourites that have no animal derivatives or animal testing. It’s a growing maket, too. The NPD Group reported that vegan beauty sales shot up by a mammoth 38% in 2018, and since then vegan beauty has only continued to grow. Here ar

Simple Tips To Achieve The Perfect Self-Tan Glow

'There are so many great vegan and cruelty-free tans available now, the possibilities are pretty much endless' Fake tan used to be synonymous with fluorescent orange streaks, ruined bedsheets, and a distinct Eau De Biscuit scent that would follow you around in wafts like a tell-tale tan groupie. However, self-tanning times have moved on in serious leaps and bounds. When it comes to perfecting an at-home bronzed body or face, there are some fantastic products on the market that will help you lo

The 8 Best Vegan Sunscreens to Protect Your Skin This Summer

It’s not a secret that we are all spending a lot of time indoors at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we can forget about protecting our skin from the Sun’s powerful rays. Even on a dark, grey morning or on a ten-minute coffee break on your balcony, (or actually even via a nearby window), the ultraviolet effects can still cause skin damage. This means SPF should still be an important part of your everyday skincare routine, no matter how much outdoor time you’re actually getting. UVA damage is a

10 Vegan Businesses Delivering to Your Home During the Coronavirus Lockdown —

As everyone keeps saying, we are living in unprecedented times. The coronavirus pandemic has changed our daily lives, slowed everything down and momentarily shut many businesses. But there are still many vegan restaurants, supermarkets and stores that are doing deliveries during the COVID-19 lockdown. Whether you fancy a vegan doughnut, pizza, freshly baked bread, a delicious curry or are in need of toiletries, all these businesses will deliver their products straight to your door, safely. You’

Eco-friendly shower hacks

When it comes to saving the planet, everyone wants to do their bit, but starting can be the hardest part. With our diets, packaging and travel (to name a few) all under scrutiny and subject to global discussion, creating a balance in your life that blends being eco-conscious with being realistic, can seem like a daunting task. Plastic is one of the biggest problem that the planet is facing today, especially single-use plastics. However, there is a lot of awareness also about living a plastic-fr

How to Go Vegan and Stick to It: Veganuary and Beyond —

You are giving Veganuary a go for the month of January and some of you are probably thinking about whether you can make veganism a permanent thing. Going vegan for a month can be quite easy, but how simple is it to be vegan for life? The good news is, with a little information, preparation and organisation, going vegan is a doddle. Vegans are often attacked because we eat ‘fake meat’ in the form of vegan sausages, burgers, steak, ‘chicken’ pieces, and even vegan fish. There are many reasons for

Review: WhiP London - Uber Cool Vegan Hair Salon in the Heart of Hackney —

A short walk from the bustle of Hackney Central station, WhiP London is a gem of a salon that is tucked next to Temple of Hackney (a perfect lunch spot!) in the heart of some cruelty-free culture. The vegan salon is a barber shop, hairdresser and music lounge. WhiP Hackney caters to any cut, colour or style you’re hankering after, alongside some cosy, kooky and stylish interiors and tasty oat milk coffees by day, and local DJ sets and craft beers by night. I went in for a trim and refresh of my

Inside Plastic: How the Ingredients in Your Beauty Products Harm the Planet

Plastic. It’s probably one of the most used words in the sphere of sustainability over the past couple of years. We all know that single-use plastic cups, straws and water bottles are bad news for the environment, and generally the population have gracefully accepted sustainable alternatives that are better for themselves and for the planet. When it comes to plastic within beauty, there has again been a major focus on the packaging of products, the type of plastic used and whether it can be recy
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