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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Labante London | New Years party

Hello everyone! 
As it's almost the New year, that means celebrations are just around the corner.

Labante London have a whole range of stunning bags, ranging from large across body's to small clutches.

Labante are PETA certified.
PETA | (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
They make designer & seasonal handbags, totes, clutches and jewelry.

Read my previous Labante blog post here

Their small clutches are perfect for New Years parties/celebrations!

The Idol bag
The classy idol bag features a clear bow, clear/black bag with gold details and a detachable gold chain strap.
This is perfect for event & nights out to carry essentials. It is exceptionally stylish and eye catching!
It's quite heavy & feels substantial. I love the cute bow as it reminds me of a Ted Baker style.
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Cruelty-free beauty

Recently i have come across some lovely makeup products, which happen to be cruelty-free & vegan which i wanted to share.

Motd makeup brush 
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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Votch Watches

Hello everyone,
I'm very excited to share with you a little *early* christmas treat of mine.
I received this chic box two days before Christmas, and when i opened it I found a little felt envelope pouch containing my new Votch watch.
Im SO pleased, I'll definitely be wearing it on Christmas day and beyond!
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Thursday, 22 December 2016

RAW cherry & white chocolate cheesecake

Vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, low sugar
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Mocha mousse tartlets

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, low sugar
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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Hynt beauty (Perfect for 'New Years')

As it's Christmas time & New Year is around the corner, i don't know about you, but i love to get dressed up for new years and i am really looking forward to using my new Hynt makeup.
I came across Hynt beauty whilst having a little browse online and fell in love with their great selection of makeup products!

Hynt beauty is a luxurious vegan & cruelty-free cosmetic company.
Their ingredients are free of 'all ingredients known to be, or are questioned to be, harmful and irritable for the skin and body.'

All of Hynts products, unless otherwise stated, have also been certified vegan by PETA and have received a low hazard rating on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database.

Read more about their ingredients here-


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Friday, 16 December 2016

How to make vegan mince pies

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, natural sugar, guilt-free
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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Friday, 9 December 2016

Blinc cosmetics (review)

Blinc is a cosmetic company based in the beautiful USA.
They have created cruelty-free, gluten-free & vegan makeup in a whole range of colours for personal choice.
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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Lush inspired desserts

I love being creative in the kitchen and decorating desserts! 
I was recently asked by my local Lush to make some treats for their staff Christmas party. Of course i said yes! :)
Last year i made some replicas of the Lush Christmas products, into edible, tasty & adorable desserts.
You can check them out here- 
5 gold ring cookies- http://bit.ly/2g5jwKQ
Holly golightly mince pies- http://bit.ly/2gNfULT
Magic wand star cake- http://bit.ly/2fXcDbd

What is Lush?
http://bit.ly/2dcmY6l

 I wanted to do the same for this party as it's super fun to make them look like Lushes cute products!
I decided to go for the peeping santa's, snowie and santa's belly.
Lush is 100% cruelty-free and vegan, hence why it was such an amazing oppotunity for me to be asked to cater for them! 
They were so fun to make and look really effective! They would even be lovely served up for a party, festive nibbles or even to enjoy & decorate for a cosy night in! 

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Strawberry peeping santa's ontop cherry, nut & chocolate brownies

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Nut roast with a cranberry & orange compote

Vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, guilt-free
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Monday, 28 November 2016

RAW chocolate, fruit & nut squares

Vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, low sugar
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Vegan at Veggie Pret

 I was so happy to hear Pret a manger had made a pop up Veggie Pret, but i am over the moon it's become a permanent store! It's here to stay....yay!!!
I am a huge Pret fan, i love their delicious coffee, wraps, snacks and overall earthy atmosphere, but Veggie Pret is different as all food & snacks are 100% veggie and vegan.
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Thursday, 24 November 2016

LaBante London | SS17 Preview

Product launch! 
I was so excited to be invited along to the preview of LaBante London's SS17 collection in collaboration with Shelly Vella (ex- editor of Cosmopolitan)

LaBante are a London based handbag & accessories company.
They are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, ethical and environmentally friendly! They are also PETA certified (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

As it states on their website:
"We want to give consumers the experience of luxury, of the finest craftsmanship, of a timeless aesthetic, while respecting the world we live in. "

Read more about LaBante London & their company on my previous blog post here

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The preview was held in the stylish Ethos resturant on Oxford street in London. I've always wanted to visit Ethos as i have often walked by and the food looks so inviting! 
Ethos is an award winning self-service restaurant, serving up meat-free breakfast, lunches and dinners.
I highly reccomend popping in and trying out their delicious selection of food! It's amazing!
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Inside Ethos, LaBante's NEW handbags looked beautiful placed amongst autumnal trees & leaves, along with some of their gorgeous jewellery on natural tree trunks. It looked really decorative and pretty, perfect for taking some instagram pictures! haha

The small red satchel caught my eye along with the studded black bag!
I own a beige LaBante bow bag and wear it everyday! It's one of my all time favoruite bags! The quality is amazing, it looks adorable & chic as well as being comforable to wear and easy to use with lots of room (it even fits in my large SLR, which is a huge bonus) 
The jewelry being showcased was stunning and quite delicate,for everday or for a special occaision. I particularly liked a silver moon and star necklace. 
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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

RAW peppermint mints

Vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, low sugar
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Sunday, 20 November 2016

Christmas gift guide 2016

🎅What gifts are you giving this christmas? 🎄
If you don't have an idea or are yet to buy presents, i have created a list of my top 17 gifts, perfect for opening on christmas morning! They are all vegan & cruelty-free! yay
1. Spectrum collection makeup brushes & accessorise
I love spectrum! Spectrum have created some adorable, instagram ready brushes & accessories which are great for a makeup lover this christmas!
2. H&M Beauty
H&M have a great beauty collection which is cruelty-free!
I highly recommend their nail polishes!
Read more about H&M and their beauty range here

3. Vivani chocolate
Everyone needs to try this chocolate! I have become obsessed with the white nougat bar, its so creamy & delicious! I'm asking for a few in my christmas stocking! 

4. Faith in Nature bath & shower foam
This selection box contains great travel sized shower foams in lovely scents!

5. BWC nail polish
I love paining my nails gold and reds near christmas and i'm sure i'm not the only one!

6. Moo free selection box
Moo free chocolate is delicious! I love the selection box as you get 4 mini bars in an adorable festive box! Whats not to enjoy?! 

7. Labante bag
I wear my Labante bag everyday and i'm obsessed with it! Great quality and practical whilst looking beautiful!


8. Pacifica purfume
Pacifica have created a great selection of perfumes, with delicious scents!
My personal favorite is Lemon blossom. Perfect for those who love a little citrus!  

9. Deliciously ella smoothie book

10. Subscription to The Vegan Kind
Subscription boxes are great as its an on-going present you can look forward to and enjoy each month! Such a lovely gift idea!

Hotel chocolat have a wonderful range of Christmas 'vegan' options including:
- The Sleigh team (Chocolate reindeer)
-Festive fruit & nut bar
-85% dark chocolate snowflakes
-HO HOHO (80% dark chocolate santa's)
Find more vegan treats here

12. Tarte

13.  OGX haircare

14. Costa Coffee gift card
Getting a coffee shop gift card is great, and you can choose a treat from their Christmas menu! yay

15. Zoella pots
These are great for storing making or using in the kitchen for plants/cutlery. 

16. Brain tree clothing (vegan clothing)
From woman & mens clothing to accessories and gift boxes...there are loads to choose from! 


17. Oliver bonas kitchen wear
Oliver bonas have a stunning selection for cooking, baking and serving wear!
My personal favoruties are their cutlary selection. They have a range of adorable forks & spoons!




Even better, why not give the gift of homemade treats!
I have listed some of my delicious christmassy recipes below. Enjoy!

RAW Chocolate orange cheesecake ---> http://bit.ly/2fCKSFL

Gluten-free gingerbread men --->http://bit.ly/2fLyKX6

Cinnamon doughnuts with a coffee & vanilla glaze ---> http://bit.ly/2eszuez

RAW coconut bars (bounty bars) ---> http://bit.ly/2dJDUxi

Cherry chocolate brownies ---> http://bit.ly/2dAyQuz



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Friday, 18 November 2016

Tomato & lentil pasta

Vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, guilt-free
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The Vegan Kind (November beauty box)

The time has come. A new month, that means... November beauty box from The Vegan Kind. yay

If you would like to know/find out more about The Vegan Kind and their monthly subscription boxes, click here to read more on my previous blog post!

I got my hands on the November 2016 beauty box. 
It contains products from well known brands!
Whats in the box?
You get a selection of vegan beauty products from 100% vegan & cruelty-free companies/brands.

Products include:

-Skincare
-Makeup/beauty
-Haircare
-Body care
-Nail care

In the November beauty box you get:

-Dr Organic oil body wash
-Sample of the new 'Faith in Nature' watermelon shampoo (so excited for this)
-Ineto coconut hand & nail cream
-PHB ethical beauty lipliner
-Maggie Anne nail polish 
-Amie moisturiser
-Human and Kind body scrub

You can read my blog post about PHB Ethical Beauty here-

http://www.thelittleblogofvegan.com/2016/04/phb-ethical-beauty.html

I have been loving the Maggie Anne nail polish & Amie moisturiser, as i was desperately in  need of a new moisturiser! 

I highly reccomend the The Vegan Kind beauty box!

If you want to try out new vegan & cruelty-free products, the beauty box is for you, as you get a range of full size & samples of different products!

It's a great way to try them out to see if you like them before buying the full size product and finding out it's right for you! 


It would be a great Christmas present or even stocking filler for a beauty lover this Christmas or you can even treat yourself to a little pampering :)

Money from each The Vegan Kind box purchased goes towards an amazing charity.

This month, 20p goes towards the Dr. Hadwin trust.
The Dr. Hadwin Trust fund cutting edge medical research WITHOUT animals/animal testing! This is a magnificent charity all leading beauty brands should utilize! 

Read more about the Dr. Hadwin Trust here-

http://www.drhadwentrust.org/

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The products mentioned in this blog post plus MORE information can be found of The Vegan Kind website-
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I highly suggest subscribing to The Vegan Kind and supporting their amazing company & charities!!!
Check out the charities TVK support below and get involved-

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

RAW chocolate orange cheesecake

Vegan, dairy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, natural sugars
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Monday, 14 November 2016

Perfect stocking filler | Pacifica nail polish

I recently wrote a blog post about Pacifica's beauty range, and now i have my hands on some of their nail polishes! yay
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Saturday, 12 November 2016

Sun-dried tomato hummus

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, low oilWith only a few ingredients, you can make the perfect, delicious hummus at home!
Hummus contains a good source of vitamins, macronutrients, minerals, protein and fibre!
Hummus is such a quick & easy side to make. It is the perfect snack, paired with chopped carrots, breadsticks, crackers, rice cakes...! 
I always keep a can of chickpeas on hand, just incase i am in need of a wholesome fresh batch of yummy hummus! 
Sun-dried tomato is such a delicious addition to hummus, due to its oil content. This recipe only uses the oil from the sun-dried tomatoes!

Prepration- 5 minutes
Serves- Approximatly 6-8 servings

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Ingredients
-2 cans of chickpeas (washed & drained)
-1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes (drained) 
-1 teaspoon of oil from the sun-dried tomato jar ( or you can use olive oil)
-3 tablespoons of tahini paste
-3 garlic cloves
-1/2 of lemon (juice)
-Pinch of pepper
-1 tablespoon of water
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Step 1- Place the chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, oil, tahini paste, garlic, lemon juice, pepper  and water into a blender or food processor and whizz up on high until smooth.
(Add a little extra water or lemon juice if the hummus is too thick)

That's it! 

Serve with breadsticks, warm bread, carrots, celery...what ever you fancy!
I served my hummus with some japanease Black sesame rice crackers from Clearspring! These are so crunchy and delicious, highly reccomend as a healthy snack!


Keep stored in a sealed container in the fridge and eat within 3 days!



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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Curried lentil & potato casserole (protein packed)

Vegan, vegetarian, wheat-free, gluten-free, yeast-free, guilt-free
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Monday, 7 November 2016

Gluten-free gingerbread men

Vegan, wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, low sugars
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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Spicy sweetcorn & onion fritters

Vegan, gluten-fee, wheat-free, egg-free, dairy-free, low fat
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Friday, 4 November 2016

Pacifica | Natural Makeup & Skincare

I wanted to introduce to you a brand i have been loving recently.
Pacifica is a cosmetics & skincare company.
All Pacifica products are 100% gluten-free, vegan and cruelty-free! yay
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