Vancouver’s First Vegan Spa: Introducing Willow’s Wax Bar

Many folks who are new to the world of vegan, or those that explore any component of it, may assume that the term is only applied to the choices we make in the kitchen, the ones that determine what we eat, what we drink, what we put into our grocery baskets, and what lines our Continue Reading …

Vegan Beauty: DIY Eucalyptus Mint Bath Soak

My friend Amanda showed up at a big group birthday party recently, with 3 mason jars filled with a homemade bath soak, and wowed the crowd! She revealed that it was made with ingredients probably already in your home (with a few additions that can easily be found here in Vancouver). The combination of eucalyptus, Continue Reading …

Review: Vegan Cuts Beauty Box

We’ve had our eye on the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for a while now. Cruelty-free beauty is very important to us, and it can difficult sometimes to source out vegan beauty products for every step of your beauty regime. Hair, make-up, face/body products, and even perfume has the potential to either perform animal testing or Continue Reading …

Vegan Home Spa

  Spring is quickly approaching and you know what they say about Spring…New beginnings right? Well, we agree! We’ve been so busy with lots of new beginnings and it’s taking it’s toll. We’re tired, stressed and need a spa day. But seriously, spa days are expensive and we don’t have time for that! Thus, the Continue Reading …

Vegan Beauty: DIY Night Time Emollient Cream

Vegan Beauty guest post by Jenny Duffy: I recently overhauled my entire beauty regime, replacing my commercial products with home made ones. I credit most of my recipes to Gillian Deacon’s book, “There’s Lead in Your Lipstick”, which posits that the average woman leaves the house with nearly 127 different chemicals on her skin and Continue Reading …

Butter up with 100% Vegan Shea Butter!

NOW Solutions Shea butter is 100% natural with no animal testing and it’s vegan! Since it contains only one ingredient, using Shea butter allows you to bypass preservatives, dyes, chemical fragrances and the commercial gunk in mainstream body butter moisturizers.

Green Beaver Lip Shimmer

Just in time for the warmer weather when you don’t want heavy lipstick pigments weighing you down, here’s a light 100% vegan, organic, gluten-free lip balm and lipstick in one.  Green Beaver lip shimmer is mineral based, with long lasting moisturizing benefits. Your lips will feel soft, and comfortable with its seed and jojoba oil Continue Reading …

My Aveda Experience in Vancouver

Yesterday I had the most wonderful time at The Aveda Institute in Gastown, Vancouver.  I booked an appointed to get my roots touched up, as I have been blessed/cursed with about half a head’s worth of premature grey hairs. I also wanted to use the fifty percent off card I received during Eco Fashion Week.

Glamorous Vegan Nail Polish!

Sparitual Vegan Nail Polish With carcinogenic ingredients and animal testing in most nail polish brands, it’s a wonder we’ve accepted them for so long in the name of  beauty. In fact, one of the most toxic things you can put on yourself is conventional nail polish. But most nail polish found in the health food store Continue Reading …

Sweet Almond Oil: A cruelty-free, multi-use moisturizer

If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried dozens and dozens of body moisturizers since you were a kid. How many times have you gone to the drug store overwhelmed, only to end up being sold a dream cream that just doesn’t measure up? The problem is, most mainstream moisturizers contain synthetic skin irritating fragrances, dyes and preservatives. They are Continue Reading …