Monday, 26 September 2016

Burts Bees

Just a quickie with some info for any fans of Burts Bees, (not vegan but they were cruelty free); they have started selling some of their products in mainland China, where mandatory animal testing is required.



Here's the article that Cruelty Free Kitty wrote about it, including their correspondence with BB. They are saying that it's non-special use products only and so it might be that they keep their cruelty free status.

However, until any more is known, I've removed them from my list of cruelty free brands. If it turns out they're ok, I'll happily add them back.

 Sal xXx

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Kat Von D Beauty - Now in Debenhams. Um, YAY!

You might know from this blog that I'm a HUGE fan of the Kat Von D makeup range and have ordered in the past from Sephora.

Well it's now in the UK at Debenhams. SO EXCITED!

As soon as my no-buy is over, I'm on it!

Not everything from this brand is vegan, (they are working on that) but a lot of it is. Logical Harmony has a list of vegan items HERE, although not sure if it's 100% up to date.

I definitely need more metal crush eyeshadows (the pic below is me wearing Electric Warrior and her Tattoo Liner in Trooper which I also love).


I also want to pick up the lock it foundation in the correct shade, because the one I have is way too dark and too pink, so has to be mixed with a much lighter, yellower shade to match me.

Also on my list is the concealer and powder to try! Not forgetting either that KVD's liquid lipstick formula is one of my favourites, so some more of those wouldn't go amiss in my collection :)

What will you be picking up?

Sal xXx

Friday, 2 September 2016

Friday Quickie: Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lights Highlighter

Makeup Revolution (and sister brand Freedom Makeup) are definitely one of my go to brands for affordable but awesome products.

I love their eyeshadows and I will probably talk about those in a future post, but they also make some of my favourite affordable highlighters too.

Recently I saw that they brought out a rose gold highlighter, so I obviously had to have it.

When I got it and swatched it, I just thought, ok this is beautiful but it is no way going to work as a highlighter on me, because I'm too pale.

Swatchy swatch

Sadly I was right and it is too dark to be a highlight for me. However, it does work as a blush and it makes a for a beautiful, glowy, peachy blush. So not wasted at all and I've been wearing it most days this week.

You can get this highlighter from Superdrug or from TAM Beauty's website (Revolution's parent company). HERE.

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend and sorry for the lack of posts recently. I will try harder next week! :)

Love & stuff
Sal xXx



Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Vegan Kind: August Beauty Box

My August Vegan Kind Beauty Box arrived yesterday and this time, I'm doing things a bit differently. Instead of an unboxing video, I thought I'd post pics of the contents then I'll do a follow video or post in a couple of weeks when I've had a while to properly try everything in there. That way I can give a proper review of the contents. EDIT: 18 September 2016 - the review of the products in this box is HERE.

So let's crack on and I'll show you what's inside, it's a good one again this month!

Figs & Rouge evAcalm Perfect Calm Moisture + AM PM Cream
(RRP £24.00)

The Konjac Sponge Company French Pink Clay Facial Puff Sponge
(RRP £8.99)

Vitala Spa Chakra Balancing Compassion Bath and Body Oil
(RRP £8.50)

Weleda* Almond Sensitive Travel Size Body Wash & Travel Size Hand Cream
(RRP £1.95 & £2.25 respectively)

Spectrum Collections Tapered Finishing Brush
(RRP £7.99)

Sheila's Natural Products Face Cream Deluxe Sample
(RRP of FULL size £27.50)

What do you think? Does anyone have the box? What are you looking forward to trying/hearing about?

Happy humpday everyone
Sal xXx

PS: * Re Weleda! Someone metioned on a Facebook group, after I posted a pic of the contents of this box, that Weleda sell in China and are on Logical Harmony's to avoid list. Obviously I didn't think that The Vegan Kind would put a non-cruelty free product in their box, so I emailed them to double check and this was their reply:


Weleda only sell two products in China - toothpaste and soap - both of which are classed as household products and not cosmetics, therefore do not require to be tested on animals. Weleda are on Peta's bad list due to a historic distribution of a medical product (which they didn't actually manufacture they just distributed it and they no longer do so) - they no longer distribute this product and are in discussions with PETA to get removed from this list. They categorically do not test any of their products on animals and are 100% cruelty free :) ”

Friday, 5 August 2016

Friday Quickie - GOSH's new AW16 Products

So GOSH, my favourite drugstore brand, have some new products out for Autumn/Winter 2016. I haven't yet bought any (I will though, I will! muahahaha)... ahem. Anyway I contacted them to check if any of the new products are vegan and they said yes, everything except the lipsticks. Woo!

So I've updated my LIST OF GOSH'S VEGAN ITEMS POST and below is pick that I borrowed from their facebook page.

Will you be picking anything up? Personally I'm extra excited for the foundation, the brow gel, the mascara... oh who am I kidding, it all looks good!

Sal xXx



Monday, 1 August 2016

Monday Munchies - Accidentally Vegan Junk Foods

So recently I was watching a video on Naturally Stephanie's channel about accidentally vegan junk food. She's awesome and I love these videos and it inspired me to write a post about some accidentally vegan junk food of my own! Actually, a couple of these items were in Stephanie's video too!

Some or all of these a lot of vegans will already know about, but for those who are not vegan (or newly vegan) I thought this could be helpful.

DISCLAIMER: These items are specific to the brand I'm showing and to the UK! In some countries these items might not be vegan (Starburst is one such example I believe). Also some flavours of the same item might not be vegan. Also in the case of supermarket own brands, other stores own brands might differ!

OK so now that is out the way, on with the food fest. I took a couple of pics of stuff last night and then decided to add more so I took my camera around Sainsburys. I got a few off stares, but it's all in the name of science or something....


Vimto Bon Bons
I found these in the Range of all places!

Cinder Toffee
This is usually vegan but check individual labels; I got this in The Range but often see it in traditional style sweet shops and garden centres etc.

These two varieties of Belvita Breakfast Tops. 
I don't know if any other Belvita biscuits are vegan.

Nature's Store Hazelnut Cocoa Spread
Basically, it's vegan nutella and it's the shit! I've only ever seen it in Sainsbury's, in the jam aisle! 

Proper Corn
Most of the flavours of proper corn are vegan (there's at least one that isn't due to milk so check labels) but this is my favourite. So yummy!

Most pink wafers are vegan and these ones definitely are!

Birds Custard Powder
Just add sugar and non-dairy milk and heat for awesome custardy goodness!

Bacon Crispies
This goes only for Sainsbury's own brand which are marked vegan. Frazzles, which they are a rip-off of, are not as they have milk in!


Pretzels
Generally pretzels are gonna be vegan, but they do have some flavours that have milk in (sour cream etc...) so check labels.

Walkers Tear n Share Crisps
As with all Walkers crisps, some flavours are not vegan, so check ingredients. They love to add milk when it is totally pissing unnecessary!!! 

Pringles
Some varieties are vegan, some are not. These ones are and they're my favourites. Now if they'd only take the milk out the sour cream and chive ones....

The varieties of Pringles that are vegan will be marked as such:

Chilli Heatwave Doritos
 A couple of Doritos flavours are vegan; in my opinion these are the best ones! :)

Starburst
I think these are not vegan in the US but they are over here.  

Skittles
YAY they finally took out the cochineal that was still in the UK skittles! It's not that recent but might be recent enough that there MAY be the odd non-vegan bag floating around, so check the labels for E120! 

Sainsbury's Fizzy Fangs
Labelled vegan and very often in a 3 for £1 deal - win!


Candyland (Barrett) Sherbet Dip Dab
YESSSS! Sherbet Fountains are vegan too if you like licorice, they just didn't have any in Sainsburys today! 

Fry's Chocolate Creams
Oldie but goody! They do seem to have stopped making the orange ones which makes me sad and I rarely see the mint ones anymore. Anyone remember when they used to have fruit creams, which was 5 different centres??

Ritter Sport Marzipan
The mint one used to be vegan too but then they put butterfat in it for some stupid reason. For now, this one is still vegan. 

Bourneville
It's vegan. It's not. It's vegan. It's not. That's how I feel it's been with this. But I checked it today and as of right now, it definitely IS vegan! Also, my Fiance's family live near Bourneville Village and the old Cadbury factory. Fun fact for ya!

Turkish Delight
Most Turkish Delight is vegan, as it's basically sugar and cornflour!   The chocolate covered bars of it are not though :(

Ritz Crackers
There's a cheesy variety that is not vegan but the original crackers are.

Bourbon Creams
Some brands of bourbons are vegan, some are not. These ones are! :)

Ginger Nuts
As above, always check other brands for sneaky animal ingredients.

Hobnobs / Chocolate Chip Hobnobs
Regular Hobnobs and chocolate chip hobnobs are good to go. Chocolate hobnobs are not!

Oreos
Plain, Double Stuff, Chocolate and Golden are vegan. The Peanut Butter ones (in the UK only!) are not, as they have milk in. BOO!


Biscoff Spread
Before this was available in every UK supermarket, I used to import it from Belgium. THAT'S HOW GOOD IT IS!! Totally worth the extortionate shipping.

Betty Crocker
All (I believe) of the frosting tubs are vegan and so are some of the box cake mixes. Not all though, so as always, check ingredients. A few vegan options are shown below.




Some fruit pies...
Mr Kipling pies used to be vegan but then they went and put milk in them and annoyed the hell outta me. But occasionally you'll find an accidentally vegan variety, like these from Sainsburys. Their plain apple ones are not vegan.

Jam Tarts 
UPDATE: Mr Kipling have added milk to their jam tart recipe 
:( so check out some supermarket own brands, as there is bound to be an accidentally vegan one.


Mr Kipling Treacle Tart
Oh yes yes yes!

Soreen Banana Malt Loaf
Regular Malt Loaf? Nope. Banana Malt Loaf? YEP!!

Goodfellas Apple Crumble Dessert Pizza
Weirdly, this sweet pizza is vegan.

Vegetable Fingers
Again check other brands, but these veggie fingers are usually vegan.

And also these veggie burgers...

Cadbury's Drinking Chocolate
If you're looking for some hot chocolate this one is vegan

HOWEVER to confuse you, the one in this style tub is NOT.

What are your favourite accidentally vegan junk foods??

Sal xXx