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Thursday 1 October 2015

September Favourites

It's October already!!  So MoFo is done for another year and I'm super excited for October because on the 16th, I fly out to New York with Mr A! I can't freakin wait to go back, it's been 9 years since I last went (before I was vegan - hello vegan NY foodz!!)

I'm sure I'll have tonnes of food & beauty things to show you when I get back, but before I burst with excitement; on with the stuff I've been liking this month.

Eden Perfume - No 15
Eden Perfumes are a new discovery to me; they are based in Brighton/Hove and as well as having retail stores, they do mail order. They make dupes of high end perfumes and I'm super impresed with the one I got!

I originally took the pic just on the window alone, but No 15 was being a diva and wanted to pose with Mr A's Dr Who thingy.

No 15 is a dupe for Dior's J'adore, a perfume I always wanted and was saving to buy when I found out Dior are not cruelty free. It smells exactly the same and it is strong, I can smell it all day, it really does last all day long. A lot of perfumes do not, even the super pricey ones. Also, it was £15 for 30ml which is about a third of the price of the original. Win! My order arrived really quickly too, so I'll definitely be ordering more from Eden, especially as I see they carry a dupe for (the now discontinued) Gucci Rush, which used to be one of my favourite perfumes.

You can order Eden Perfumes from their website.

Tanya Burr Galaxy Eye Palette
I posted about this range yesterday, so I won't ramble on about it, but the Galaxy Eye Palette is definitely one of my favourites this month. This palette is only £6, definitely worth picking up next time you're in Superdrug! :)

It has 3 shimmery shades and 1 matte and the colours are soooo gorgeous. 

Swatchy swatches

The Tanya Burr range is available from Superdrug and Feel Unique.

Collection Contour & Highlight Kit
Collection confirmed to me by email that this kit is vegan. I like it a lot! The contour shade is a bit warm for a contour in my opinion, but as I'm not really one for contouring, I just use it as bronzer and it's a nice shade on my skin tone for that. The highlighter is also really nice, it's quite subtle so good for every day use (unless like me you love the shiny!!)

You can buy Collection in most Boots, Superdrug and also in some larger supermarkets.

B Powder brush
I'm a huge fan of Superdrug's B range; an entirely vegan makeup range that is also awesome? What's not to love! I picked up a couple of their brushes and this is one of them. It's super soft and fluffy and it is, in my opinion, the perfect powder brush!
Weird photo frame bear with no photo is a fan too!

B is available only in Superdrug.

The Balm's Mary-Lou Manizer
I have been wanting to order this for SO long and when I found out it was vegan, I knew it was time to order it. I loveeeee it, it's sooo shiny and pretty! The perfect light goldy highlight. I have worn it every day pretty much, since I bought it!

Terrible pic of it on my face

You can buy the Mary-Lou at several online retailers including Superdrug, ASOS & Feel Unique.

Treacle Moon Lemonade Days Shower Gel
Another brand you've possibly seen in Tesco. I did some searching and they did appear to be cruelty free and vegan. I double checked with them and they confirm that they are both cruelty free and vegan friendly; it's just the 'honeycomb secret' range that isn't vegan as it has honey extract in.

This smells like sherbet lemons! One of my favourite things and Mr A likes it too! :)

You can buy Treacle Moon products from selected Tescos and Waitroses.

Graze Protein Top Up Box & Flapjack Boxes
I get a light box from Graze every Saturday (that is all snacks under 150 calories) to take to work with me. The last couple of weeks I've also ordered the protein top up box, which is teeny little flapjacks (seeded ones or cocoa ones) which are so yummy. Last week I ordered a one-off flapjack box too and it had a jaffa cake variety and a honeycomb one! Both absolutely yummy! I probably won't order them every week but they're a lovely treat.

Also, Graze have added these to their light box!! Get in!

You can order Graze boxes from their website (you can specify vegan so that it 'bins' non-vegan stuff automatically) and Sainsburys also now stock selected punnets too!

Tell me what you've been loving this month, I'd love to hear.

Sal xXx


  1. I'm really enjoying your make up posts. I'm so boring and have worn the same stuff for years you're inspiring me to revamp my makeup bag :) Snacks I've been enjoying are the new Inspiral Coconut chips especially the smokey one.

    1. Ooh smokey coconut chips sound good. I got some sweet ones from Costco a while back and those are really yummy!

  2. I hope you have a great trip!
    It was so great getting to know you this MoFo! I would LOVE to keep a bunch of us in touch year round! Check out this specific post on my blog

  3. I was just looking for a highlight powder online (so many colours and brands! where to begin?!) so I thought I'd check here to see which you use/would recommend. Perfect timing! I will check out the Balm one me thinks.....and those eye shadows while I'm at it ;P
    Have a fab time in the States! So jealous! :)

  4. I just found your page from MyBlissfulJourney's "off season" community! I love all your makeup recommendations! I miss Philosophy 3-in-1 shower gels since going vegan/cruelty free but the Treacle Moon shower gels reminds me of them. I wish they had those where I live. Have a great time in NYC! I live right outside the city. I'm sure you did a bunch of research but if you want any recommendations just let me know!

    1. I used to love the Philosophy ones too, as soon as I saw these I thought the packaging was a bit of a rip off of those. But I'm ok with it as they're really nice and vegan! win.

      Thanks very much. I can't wait and I have a list as long as my arm of places I want to squeeze into the 4 days we are there! :)

  5. Have a great trip...I'm looking forward to your NYC vegan food posts!

    I like the stars in the Tanya Burr eye shadow...I'd buy it just for that.

    Well done on MoFo this year!

    1. Thank you :)

      I love the patterns on the TB palettes, they are really cute!

  6. Just stopping by to say HI and hope you have a great week!


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