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Tuesday 12 December 2017

Dermalogica Vegan List

I asked for this a while ago from Dermalogica and forgot to post it, but it's kind of a pain posting the screenshot to facebook so here it is! haha

I asked Dermalogica for a list of their vegan items and they confirmed the following items are NOT vegan:

Vegetarians and vegans may choose to avoid products that contain the following ingredients:

PEG-8 beeswax
Pearl Powder
Sodium DNA (salmon byproduct)
Silk Amino Acids
Hydrolyzed Pearl

Products vegetarians and vegans may choose to avoid

  • Essential Cleansing Solution (Retail and Professional)

  • Gentle Soothing Booster (Retail)

Honey Extract (extrait de miel)
  • Body Microfoliant (Professional)
  • Power Recovery Pack (Professional)

Hydrolysed Pearl
  • Sheer Tint Light SPF20 (Retail)
  • Sheer Tint Dark SPF20 (Retail)
  • Sheer Tint Medium SPF20 (Retail and Professional)
  • Skin Perfect Primer SPF30 (Retail and Professional)

Pearl Powder
  • Breakout Clearing Cooling Masque (Retail)
  • Redness Relief Primer SPF20 (Retail)

PEG-8 beeswax
  • Massage Cream (Professional)

Silk Amino Acids
  • Active Moist (Retail and Professional)
  • Soothing Eye Makeup Remover (Retail and Professional)
  • Skin Smoothing Cream (Retail and Professional)

Sodium DNA (salmon by-product)
  • Oil Free Matte SPF30 (Retail)
  • Super Sensitive Shield SPF30 (Retail)
  • Daily Defense SPF15 (Retail)
  • UltraSensitive Tint SPF30 (Retail)
  • Solar Defense Booster SPF50 (Retail and Professional)

Glucosamine HCL
Since 2009 Dermalogica® has used a vegetable derived version of Glucosamine HCL, as an alternative to Chitosan. There is no allergy risk with reference to shellfish or concern for use by vegans or vegetarians.


Friday 8 December 2017

You Smell That? (a post about vegan and cruelty free perfume!)

One of the most difficult things to replace when I first went vegan was perfume. Ever since it was discovered that most high end brands are not actually cruelty free I of course stopped buying them, but I do still have a few dregs of high end perfume left (that shiz lasts forever!) But as it became time to replace them I had to look for new options.

Also, now it's gift buying season, I know a lot of people will be looking for perfumes. So here are some options for vegan perfumes for you.

Eden Perfumes
Eden are my number one pick if you are straight up looking to replace a high end scent. They're a vegan company, based in Brighton and also do mail order. They make awesome dupes of high end perfumes; I currently have four of them and have my eye on several more!

They also do a gift box, which is three 10ml perfumes of your choice, which is brilliant if you want to try a few out before committing to the full size!

You can buy from their Brighton store or from

I was recently very kindly sent the perfume box set by Dolma, which has generous samples of all 12 of their perfumes. I was really impressed with them! I think this box is great value at £25 and a good way to find a scent you like; I do find it difficult buying perfume online without being able to try it out first.

They have Leaping Bunny and Vegan Society certification and their perfumes are free from parabens and palm oil for those that wish to avoid those ingredients.

They are pricier than Eden, but I do think their prices are reasonable for quality perfume and more affordable than some high-end perfumes.

You can buy from Dolma's website: 

A small, vegan business that I discovered when I received one their lip scrubs in a Vegan Kind Beauty Box. Since then I've become a complete convert to their lip balms and when I realised they did perfumes, ordered a couple of those too. They are not traditional scents but fun ones, like the two I have - parma violet (my fave!!) and berry cheesecake. They're pretty strong but give them a few minutes after application to settle down and they're lovely and last ages! They also do larger bottles of perfume if you don't want a roll on, but I love these for slipping in my handbag.

You can buy from Fairypants' website:

Pacifica is an all vegan, cruelty free brand that used to be pretty tricky to get hold of in the UK but I'm seeing it more and more in independent health food stores and some larger Holland and Barrett stores.

I have the spray and the roll on of the their Persian Rose and I love it. If you love rose scented things, you need this.

Let's not forget Lush; always an awesome option for loads of vegan body products and all their fragrances are vegan. My fave is vanillery - look how old this is!! They don't even make this style anymore. It is past time for me to pick up a spray!

All M&S's own brand toiletries and cosmetics are Leaping Bunny approved and I'm pretty sure that all their perfumes are vegan. They do mention in the product description on the website if a product is vegan and I could only find a couple that don't mention it, so I live chatted with them and they said yes they're vegan but they recommend checking with them if you're interested in any that don't stipulate vegan (!!). So yeah, just double check if it doesn't say but I think you're pretty much safe.

My faves are these: 
True red, more of an evening scent for me

and Inspire is a lovely fresh scent, that is perfect for daytime

Body Shop
It looks as though all their perfumes are vegan, but to be safe, I just search 'vegan' on their website then filter fragrance. Anyone else a 90s teen that misses Dewberry and finds White Musk super nostalgic?? No? Just me then.

If you do want a perfume from a high end brand, there are a couple of options:

Charlotte Tilbury - Scent of a Dream
Simon is actually getting me this for Christmas. It's tough to describe but it smells very grown up to me! In fact I've heard a few people describe it as 'granny-ish', which I'm totally ok with!
Pic from their website, obvs!

Illamasqua - Freak
One of my all time favourite perfumes!

Kat Von D - Saint & Sinner
I only have a small bag size of Saint and this was about £20 - the full size is about £60 I think. It's nice but I don't find it lasts all day. Plus this fucker leaked in my makeup bag on my way home from honeymoon and destroyed my ABH brow wiz, so I'm still salty at it! hehe

What's your favourite perfume, have I missed yours out?

Happy Fri-yay
Sal xXx

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Vegan Christmas Gift Ideas

OK, less than 3 weeks to the big day - are you as behind with gift buying as me? Good, I'm not alone. So here's some ideas for vegan chrimbo gifts.

Perfume is a pretty standard gift for Christmas, I am working on a post about that but for now, if you want a gift set, how about:

Dolma Vegan Perfumes do a bunch of gift sets, including a set of 12 perfumes in miniature and a tester of their aftershaves: (I have the set of 12 miniatures and there's some lovely ones in there!)

Eden Perfumes make a gift set of 3 x 10ml of your choice:

A Kind Mama gift box:
This small vegan business makes awesome looking brownies, donuts and other treats and does a mixed treat box that would make a really nice gift. Available from

Lily England Brushes: their brushes are awesome, vegan and beautiful and would make a lovely gift for anyone who needs some brushes. Available from

Blues Designs Candles
Another nice gift is candles and my favourites are made by a company called Blues Designs. I realllly love her wax melts, I'm not exaggerating when I say the one in my burner at the moment has been in there for AGES! I must have burnt it 10 times and it still throws out fragrance. They're amazing. Available from

Not on the High Street have some really cool vegan gifts including vegan cookie dough sets, fancy vegan cheese sets, truffles and tshirts! Just type vegan into the search bar, or check out these things that look pretty great to me....

Salted Caramel Truffles
Peanut Butter Praline Truffles
Cute 'Go Vegan' T-shirt
Set of 3 Tyne Cheases
Vegan Cookie Dough Variety Pack

If you have a fudge fan in your life (or just wanna treat yoself - you should do that!), check out Slab Fudge; they have a bunch of vegan flavours and the salted caramel one, well that is just magnificent! In fact, I'm ordering some for myself, all for me, all the fudge!! everyone for the Christmas period.

If you have a makeup lover in your life, an eyeshadow palette might be a good gift. Here's my picks for....

Fancy.... Charlotte Tilbury's Instant Eye Palette. This palette is really high quality and swanky AF!
Clearly not my pic! From the CT Website

If you have a fan of colourful makeup, Juvia's place make some super pigmented and awesome palettes at a mid-range price point. The only eyeshadow palette that isn't vegan is the Saharan palette I believe (check ingredients for Carmine/CI75470). I have the Nubian 2 (and the Zulu which is sadly out of stock as I write this) and I need MORE! They are awesome. You can find JP in the UK at Beautybay.
Pic from Beautybay

Affordable palettes? Check out TAM Beauty's website for Makeup Revolution, Freedom and I heart Makeup. My current fave is the Soph x Makeup Revolution Palette. Vegan products are identified in the product description. Sorry for stupid side-ways photo... Blogger will not let me rotate this sucker!

There's always a vegan gift box from one of the subscription companies (you can usually buy gifts or past boxes) like:

Vegan Tuck Box - sweets & treats
The Vegan Kind - snacks or beauty
The Cruelty Free Beauty Box

Shaving kit?
If you have someone who shaves in your life, a nice brush and some vegan shaving cream could be good. This one from The Body Shop is the one my hubz uses and he likes it a lot (it convinced him to trade in his old shaving brush and foam for a cruelty free/vegan option - yay!)

They always have a tonne of Christmas gift sets and they clearly mark their vegan options (in store, on packaging and on the website! The ones that catch my eye are the Snow Fairy sets and this one with Rose Jam scented goodies in!
pic from Lush's website

Or of course if you have a bunch of cash to waste on a daft, yet awesome toy - how about an app controlled BB8? (Anyone else so excited for next week's film release that they have midnight showing tickets?)

Yeah I know! It's pretty cool though! Available from Amazon

Happy shopping :)
Sal xXx