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Monday 28 March 2016

Pixi by Petra - Vegan Items

UPDATED JUNE 2017: I was in M&S recently and saw they are now selling Pixi makeup. I knew the brand was cruelty free and had some vegan options. I've been using their peach undereye corrector for years and I love it!

Anyway, when looking at the products in store, there were very few recognisable animal products listed, so I thought I'd write to them for a full list of their vegan options.

And here is their response in full (I've pasted exactly what they wrote but changed the layout a bit to make it read easier ;o) ).

Thank you for reaching out. We are very proud to be a cruelty-free brand, though we do not claim to be a vegan or gluten-free brand.

Our current line up of products free of animal-derived ingredients include:


Added 15/06/2017
·        All influencer items (from the website this seems to be the Pixi + Aspynovard, Pixi + Caroline Hirons, Pixi + Itsjudytime and Pixi + Maryam Maquillage ranges)
·        Vitamin wake Up Mist
·        Sun Mist
·        Rose Caviar Essence
·        Rose Flash Balm
·        Eye Define Water Line
·        Gel Tint and Silk Gloss
·        Sun Serum

Original list:
·        Flawless & Poreless Primer
·        Redness Reducing Primer
·        Correction Concentrate
·        Concealing Concentrate
·        Eye Zone Brightener
·        H2O Skin Tint
·        Illuminating Tint & Conceal
·        Flawless Vitamin Veil
·        Colour Correcting Powder
·        Natural Contour Powder
·        Flawless Finishing Powder
·        Quick Fix Powder
·        Flawless Beauty Powder
·        Quick Fix Bronzer
·        Beauty Bronzer
·        Endless Silky Eye Pen
·        Cat Eye Ink
·        Lash Line Ink 
·        (Extra) Eye Bright Liners
·        Lash Booster Mascara
·        Mesmerizing Mineral Palettes + Duos
·        Brow Duo
·        Endless Brow Gel Pen
·        Brow Powder Palette
·        Mattelustre Lipsticks
·        Lip Contour Liner
·        Tinted Brilliance Balm
·        Beauty Blush Duo
·        Glow Tonic
·        Nourishing Cleansing Balm
·        Glow Mud Cleanser
·        Make Up Melting Wipes
·        Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths
·        Rose Oil Blend
·        Overnight Glow Serum
·        Hydrating Milky Serum
·        Beauty Sleep Cream
·        Glowtion Day Dew
·        H2O Skindrink
·        Glow Mud Mask
·        Nourishing Sleep Mask
·        Makeup Fixing Mist
·        Hydrating Milky Mist
24k Eye Elixir

Have an awesome week and stay tuned this week for my experiments with the Follow Your Heart Vegan Egg!

Sal xXx

Tuesday 22 March 2016

Zizzi's Vegan Menu

Zizzi's launched a vegan menu! It's an Italian restaurant so you can probably guess the type of things that are on it. But on the plus side, they have vegan cheese! Which means cheesy pizza, YAY!

So obviously I had to try it out, after every vegan on facebook went and posted pics.

I started with the bruschetta, because I LOVE bruschetta and have been fancying it for ages lately. However, this was not bruschetta as I know it. It was like pizza dough with cooked cherry tomatoes on. Not horrible, quite tasty in fact. But not bruschetta and didn't really float my boat.

For the main I had a pizza. It's a margherita and then you add whatever toppings you want onto it. I added balsamic onions, mushrooms and artichokes. It was lovely. The cheese isn't stretchy and it's not gummy like some vegan cheeses. Melted, it's more like a white sauce. It's different and some won't like it but I do - it makes a nice saucy pizza. 

They do dessert too, but I was too full! Fail, Sal!

The waiter told me that about 8 people had asked for the vegan pizza that week. I told him that it was awesome that they'd done a vegan menu and that Pizza Express don't provide vegan cheese! hahaha.

I think it's great that more chain restaurants are starting to realise there's a market for vegans now! I have of course added this info (and a pic of the whole vegan menu) to my Chain Restaurant Options page, hop over there if you wanna have a look.

Hope you're all having an ace week.


Wednesday 16 March 2016

GOSH Cosmetics - Updated Vegan Product List

One of my most popular posts ever is my list of vegan items from GOSH Cosmetics. It had been a while since I updated it, so I wrote to GOSH and asked for a new list. Here it is; the list they sent me was dated January 2016.


#Foundation Drops
BB Cream
BB Powder
BB Skin Perfection Kit
Bronzing Powder
Brow Sculpting Fibre Gel
CC Cream
CCC Stick (001 & 002)
Contour’n Strobe Kit
Defining Brow Gel
Eye Brow Pencil
Eye Liner Pen (liquid)
Eye Xpression
Fast Dry Drops
Gel Look Top Coat
Giant Blush
Giant Pro Kajal
Giant Pro Liner
Giant Sun powder
Intense eye liner pen
Intense lip colour
Kiss me matt lips
Kohl/eye liner (black, expresso, white & nude)
Light’n shine
Lip oil
Liquid matte lips
Long lasting brow pen
Long lasting eye liner pen
Long lasting lip marker
Lumi drops
Mineral colour pigments
Mineral powder
Mini lacquers
Nail & cuticle oil
Nail lacquer
Nail lacquer - frosted
Nail lacquer - special ed.
Overnight primer oil essence
Precious powder pearls (glow)
Pressed powder
Prime’n refresh eye roll-on
Prime’n set
Primer plus
Quattro eye shadow (q56)
Rebel eyes mascara
Smokey eye liner (01, 02 & 05)
Smokey eyes palette (01 & 02)
The ultimate eye liner (01, 02, 03 & 07)
Velvet touch eye primer
Velvet touch foundation primer anti-wrinkle eff.
Velvet touch foundation primer classic
Velvet touch lip primer
Volume lip shine
Volume serum mascara
Forever lip shine (001, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009 & 010)
Kiss me! Moisturizing lip balm: (02, 03, 04, 05 & 06)
Matt duo eye shadow (brown base, melting pale, green zone & dark’n
Mono eye shadow (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15)
Nail care (2 in 1 nail hardener, fast dry drops, gel look top coat &
Nail & cuticle oil)
Velvet touch eye liner waterproof (black ink, truly brown, hypnotic
Grey, metallic brass, pretty petrol, woody green, lemon soda, blue
Moon, alligator, silver screen, sky high, pure natural, classic grey,
Rebellious brown, i sea you & renaissance gold, carbon black)
Velvet touch lip liner waterproof (001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008,
011, 012, auburn twist, chocolate kiss, cocoa plume, glam pink, hot tomato, nougat crisp, peach pearl, pink peony, simply red & wild cherry)
Xtreme liquid gel eye liner (001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 008 & 009)

Products not mentioned in the list above may contain ingredients not suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

I'm excited that their list of vegan friendly products has grown. I'm a huge fan of GOSH products, I think they're fab products and they are reasonably priced too!

You can buy GOSH from Superdrug's stores or the Superdrug Website in the UK.

Stay tuned to this blog, as tomorrow I have another company's vegan list for you! :)

Happy Humpday peeps
Sal xXx