Thursday, 20 October 2016

Ciate London - Vegan List

I first heard of Ciate a few years ago when they brought out the nail caviar thing that was popular for a minute or so. Well they now have loads more products, not just nail polish anymore. I asked them for a list of their vegan options and this is what they sent me (list confirms both vegan and NON vegan items):

UPDATED 08 DECEMBER 2017



Product
Vegan Y/N
Bamboo Bronzer – all shades
Y
Bikini Body Balm
N
Blush Pop – Darling, Girls Night Out, Glamazon, Tantalize, The One
Y
Blush Pop - Schmooze
N
Chisel Liner
Y
Cooling Eyeshadow Slick – All
Y
Dewy Stix – All
N
Double Lines
N
Fierce Flicks
Y
Glitter Flip – All shades
Y
Glow Pop – Bondai, Honolulu
Y
Glow Pop – Starlight
N
Glow-to Blush - Baby Doll, Matchmaker, Pinch Me
N
Glow-to Blush - Date Night, In Too Deep, Summer Love
Y
Glow-to Highlighter – Celestial, Solstice
N
Glow-to Highlighter – Moondust, Starburst
Y
Instabrow – All Shades
Y
Lash Locked
Y
Lip Chalk – All shades
N
Lip Locked - In The 305!, SoBe
Y
Lip Lustre – All Shades
Y
Liquid Chrome Lip – vegan except for shades Luna & Zodiac)
Y
Liquid Chrome (Metallic Eyeliner) – All Shades
Y
Liquid Velvet Liquid Lipstick 
Y
Magic Pout Potion
Y
Makeup Melter
Y
Partner in Prime
Y
Patent Pout – All Shades
Y
Precious Metal Eyeshadow - Collins Ave, Ocean Drive, Washington Ave
Y
Precious Metal Eyeshadow - Lincoln Road
N
Pretty Stix
Y
Pretty, Fun and Fearless Eye Shadow Palettes
N
Pretty, Fun and Fearless Palette (Chloe Morello Beauty Haul)
N
Scrub Stix
Y
Skinny Shadow Stick – All
N
Skinny Shadow Stick - Underground
N
Triple Shot Mascara
N
Wonderwand Liners
N
Wonderwand Mascara
Y

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Zizzi's Autumn 2016 Vegan Options

Zizzi's recently updated their menus and added some more vegan options, including a proper dessert - not just sorbet! So obviously I had to try it.

Last night was mine and Simon's 2 year anniversary so we figured it was a good excuse to go try it out.

Firstly we shared their new spicy nuts which were really good!


And also their new bruschetta; I'd had the old version which was cooked tomatoes and while tasty, wasn't really my thing. Their new one has cherry tomatoes and pesto and is more like a traditional bruschetta. It was really good.

For the main, I decided to try the lentil ragu, rather than go for pizza again (as much as I love their vegan pizzas) and I made the right choice. I LOVE pasta and this was delicious. I've had a lentil ragu before (in Jamie's Italian) and wasn't a fan but this was really good.

For dessert I obviously had to try the dessert calzone. It's sugary dough filled with bananas, caramelised pecans and chocolate and it was yummy. The dough was a bit erm, doughy! haha. It was kind of tough to eat, I definitely needed my knife, but it was worth it. And the coconut / chocolate swirl ice cream that came with it was really good too.

Have you tried the latest vegan offerings from Zizzis? Let me know what you thought if you have, or if you fancy trying them.

Sal xXx

Monday, 3 October 2016

Long live Gary!

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard that Sainsbury's have brought out a pretty decent range of vegan cheeses (GARY!)

I have so far tried:

The grated cheddar
Wensleydale with Cranberries
Greek Style (feta)
Cream Cheese style
Caramelised Onion Cheddar

All of them are good! The grated cheddar I probably wouldn't eat as it, it's needs to be melted, but all the others are pretty good on their own or on a cracker.

My favourite is probably the feta style, it's REALLY good. I was not someone who was obsessed with cheese in my omni days but I did love me some feta so I'm glad that a decent one has finally been released.

The caramelised onion cheddar melted perfectly under the grill, on a piece of toast... behold it's beauty:

All the cheeses are coconut based and do have soy in, in case anyone with allergies is wondering.

For anyone who wants to know more, here's my review video of these cheeses (except the caramelised onion, I bought that after I'd filmed it as the others were so good!


Have you tried anything yet from the range? Let me know what you think.

Have an awesome week.
Sal xXx