May 24, 2015 2

Like a Vegan Abroad – Berlin


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Hallo from Vienna! Soz it has taken me so long to get this first post going but the internet at the last hotel caused a few issues with my laptop.

We touched down in Frankfurt last Saturday after a loooong flight and hopped straight on a DB Bahn ICE train to Berlin. For some reason this ended up being at least $1500 cheaper than flying direct to Berlin, plus it was a nice opportunity to see another part of Germany. The Frankfurt train station is FULL of awesome vegan options which are labelled on the menus, so if you’re going to be stopping there at any stage you won’t have any trouble eating. I grabbed a pretzel (naturally) and jumped aboard for our 5 hour train ride.

I didn’t really know what to expect from Berlin and I think that was probably for the best. Some of the most beautiful buildings I have ever seen standing right next to some of the ugliest. The green spaces are freaking amazing, with trees lining just about every street, even in the middle of the city and just so many other awesome things to see and do. But let’s get real and talk about the food, that’s what you’re here for, right?

For our first dinner we decided to find somewhere within walking distance of our hotel as we were just about ready to collapse after the 24+ hours of travel. We stopped at Lucky Leek, a fancier place in Kollwitzplatz. As we hadn’t made a reservation we were told we could only have the Daily Special menu (around 34€), which was fine by us so we took a seat and waited. First was an amuse bouche consisting of smoked tofu with vegetables and a little cheesy puff thingy. Both were delicious and fresh!

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Next up was probably one of the most delicious soups I have ever tasted and to be honest I can’t tell you exactly what it was. I feel like it could have been mushroomy? Anyway, it was awesome and the menu changes often so if you front up you’ll probably get a different amazing soup!

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The main course was tomato filled pasta with a roasted capsicum sauce, cabbage roulade and baked crispy “feta”. Now this was a taste sensation! That fetta was creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside and the sauce was full of flavour.

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Dessert was a little combo plate of a chocolate and blackcurrant cake, cookies and cream ice cream, a little biscuit and a crunchy chocolate cluster. The cake was beautifully layered with different flavours and smooth textures, the ice cream was a little icy but delicious. The biscuit and the cluster were both tasty as well but since they weren’t on the menu I don’t exactly know what they were.

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On our first day of sightseeing we took a lunch break at Samâdhi for some Malaysian eats. The place itself was pretty cute and just around the corner from the Holocaust Memorial, so if you’re checking that out it’s worth stopping in. We had the Gemüse – Tempura (vegetable tempura- 10.90€) and Samâdhi’s Vorspeisen für 2 Personen (basically a mixed entree for two -17.90€). To be honest the tempura was nothing to write home about as it was super oily but the mixed entree of spring rolls, gyoza, “chicken” drumstick, corn fritter and salad was really awesome. Next time I would probably get that and a stir fry dish.

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We chose Viasko, a cute little bar and restaurant for our dinner that night and I ordered the Panini Viasko (10.50€) ciabatta stuffed with seitan piccata, garlic cashew cream, avocado and salad. This thing was FILLING but it was full of flavour too. A great hearty option if you’re looking to sink a few drinks as well.

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If you’re ever in need of a quick and easy bite, stop by a Kamps bakery and grab yourself a delicious pretzel for less than 1€) I did this on a few occasions when there was nothing nearby and it saved the day! These pretzels actually taste like the little crunchy snacks we have at home except they’re bigger and breadier, it’s crazy! They also have a list of vegan products here.

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As a pizza fan, I tried two pizza places while in Berlin; Sfizy Veg and Zeus Pizza and Pide. At both places I had a Hawaiian style pizza for under 10€ with vegan cheese, mock ham and pineapple and both were truly delicious however I think Zeus may have won this round due to the crispier base, better mock meat and the fact the pizza held together really well. the below photo is from the still delicious Sfizy Veg as I didn’t have my camera on me at Zeus.

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If you’re on the hunt for a burger, go no further than Yellow Sunshine Burger (cute name, awesome burgers). This has a semi-Lord of the Fries vibe but like 10000 more options so I went for the bacon cheeseburger with fries for around 8€. Plus I grabbed some Seitan Currywurst for 2.80€ because you can’t really go to Germany without having currywurst, right? The burger was a modest size and easy to handle with a delicious mock meat patty and crispy cheese on a soft, toasty bun. the wurst was hella meaty and super saucy which made it crazy amazing.

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Dolores is kind of like Guzman Y Gomez if they tried a bit harder with their vegan options. There are a few different menu items to choose from and two types of mock meat to add to the dishes and I opted for the Vegan Lover burrito stuffed with smoky corn soy meat, peanut sauce and a bunch of veggies for 7€. They are SUPER filling so thats a pretty solid bargain right there.

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Not too far from Lucky Leek you’ll find an LPG Biomarkt (like a health food store) with a cafe attached. Before browsing for some snacks, we stopped into the cafe for a quick lunch. There were quite a few vegan options available and I went for a broccoli curry. To be honest it wasn’t that great but at least it was cheap, for around 7€.

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It’s so refreshing to see an abundance of clearly specified vegan foods at airports and train stations here. Even in our small departure area at Tegel airport, there were several vegan options available so I grabbed a vegan baguette from Marché. The bread was delicious and it was stuffed with antipasti vegetables and salad. A great way to end my time in Berlin.

Here’s a little breakdown of how I did Berlin!

Where to Stay

If you want to be close to the action, Alexanderplatz is probably where you wanna be. This will put you close to shopping and the major transport interchange. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Alexanderplatz and was stoked with the location and service. I had a couple of issues with the free wifi but it was free and for the most part worked fine. Breakfast was also included and while it was a very meaty/cheesy affair, there were breads, jams and fruit available.

Getting Around

As we were only in Berlin for a short period, we usually used taxis or Uber to make our way around when we weren’t walking. Most Berliners choose to use the U and/or S Bahn or ride bikes, which are available to rent from many places in the city.

Best Eats

Yellow Sunshine Burger and Zeus were definitely my faves when it came to junky, mock meaty indulgence but if you want a special night I do highly recommend Lucky Leek.

What to Do

Jumping on a hop on/hop off tour bus may sound super lame but it’s actually an awesome way of getting acquainted with a new city and knocking over a bunch of the must-see sights in a short period of time. The Neues Museum houses some amazing artefacts from Ancient Egypt and Rome and is located right neat Berliner Dom, a freaking awesome cathedral that is quite possibly the most bitchin’ building you’ll ever see (inside and out). Berlin is a crazy amazing city with so much to see and do, you’ll never be bored and more importantly, you’ll never be hungry!

Auf wiedersehen for now, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more regular updates and stay tuned for my Vienna post in the coming days.

May 1, 2015 0

BBQ Jackfruit Buns

Difficulty: Medium

Makes 12 large buns

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If you’ve ever hit up a yum cha restaurant, you would know that the BBQ pork bun is a menu staple. As a seasoned yum cha eater, I’ve sampled a few vegan versions in my time but thought it was about time to make my own. I’ve always been a fan of using jackfruit as a pulled pork substitute and thought I would use it as an ingredient in this dish. These buns are quite large but you could always adapt depending on the occasion.

Ingredients

Dough

  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry instant yeast
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 2 x 550 gram cans young jackfruit in brine (do not get ripe jackfruit in syrup!)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice

Method

  1. Make the dough by first whisking together the caster sugar and warm water in a large bowl.
  2. Once the sugar has dissolved, whisk in the dry yeast and allow to sit for 5 minutes, then add the baking powder.
  3. Next, sift in the plain flour and salt before bringing together into a dough with your hands. Once a nice, wet ball of dough is formed, cover the ball with a tea towel and allow to rise for an hour.
  4. While the dough is rising, make your filling by first draining the jackfruit before breaking the pieces apart and squeezing out excess moisture. Discard any seeds or particularly hard pieces.
  5. Heat the sesame oil in a large wok before adding the garlic, ginger and jackfruit. Stir in the wok for a few minutes and as the jackfruit begins to soften, add the spring onion and remaining ingredients.
  6. Cook for a few more minutes before allowing to simmer for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  7. Once the dough has risen, lightly knead into a smooth ball before cutting into 12 equal pieces.
  8. Roll each piece into a ball before using a rolling pin to roll into 18cm discs.
  9. Place 3 tablespoons of the filling into the middle of each disc before bringing the dough together at the top and giving a little twist.
  10. Add each of the buns to a steamer lined with baking paper and steam for 20-30 minutes until the dough is cooked through.
  11. Serve immediately with soy sauce and chilli sauce.
April 28, 2015 0

Inika Face in a Box

Price: $99.00

Where to Buy: www.inika.com.au

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You guuuuys, Mother’s Day is just around the corner (May 10th) and if you haven’t sorted out a gift for the main lady in your life then I may just have you sorted. The guys at Inika sent me through their Face in a Box recently and due to my success with Inika products in the past, I was stoked to give some more products a try.

The Face in a Box contains the essentials you’ll need to create the perfect skin base for any make up look. At $99.00 it’s the perfect introduction to Inika’s range of cosmetics without buying the full size, individual products but if you or your mum are already an Inika lover, this will make the perfect make up travel kit so you can take your favourite products with you.

The Pure Primer (4mL) is a beautiful smelling base to kick off your beauty routine. It absorbs into the skin quickly and creates a nourishing canvas for a long lasting day or night of makeup. It’s a lot lighter than other primers I have tried and leaves a more dewy finish than matte finish.

The Liquid Mineral Foundation (6mL) is another item included in the kit. Much like the primer, the liquid foundations creates a more dewy finish which is perfect for a fresh-faced look and provides a good amount of coverage. Apply using the Vegan Contour Brush which is also included in the kit. Team that with the Natural Perfection Concealer (4mL) and you’re left with a fresh, flawless and long lasting look.

In my last Inika post, I talked about how awesome the Mineral Foundation is, especially when used in conjunction with the Vegan Kabuki Brush. The awesome news is that both of these products are in the Face in a Box. I think I should also let you all know that since using the Mineral Foundation, my daily makeup routine has halved in time and the quality of my skin has improved. I can’t credit the foundation entirely but in conjunction with a new skincare, my skin is clearer and less prone to breakouts. The smaller 3 gram size is going to be perfect for my upcoming trip to Europe too!

Finish off your face with the Sunkissed Mineral Bronzer (3.5 grams) to create a warm glow and depth to your skin before tucking all the items away in the pouch included in the pack.

I recently wore all of the products included in the Face in a Box kit and once again was stoked with the quality of the products as well as how well they lasted long into the night. While Inika products are on the pricey side, the quality of the products make them well worth the cost as Inika products are free from harsh chemicals, talc, genetically modified ingredients, parabens and other nasties. If you’re looking to introduce your mum to the wonderful world of vegan cosmetics, Inika’s packs are a great place to start.

In addition to Face in a Box, other packs such as the Beauty Essentials Mineral Make-up Kit and the All About Eyes Kit are also available. And hey, if you’ve already got your mum sorted, why not treat your bad self with some awesome cruelty free products!

April 20, 2015 0

Choc Mint Macarons

Difficulty: Medium

Makes 12

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You thought your macaron days were over, right? WRONG! Call in sick to work, cancel your lunch date and turn your phone off. It is mandatory that you drop everything right now and make some of these bitchin’ choc mint macarons. Thanks to the magic of the humble chickpea, you add these little French treats to your all-vegan baking repertoire. BRB eating them all.

Ingredients

Macarons

  • 1 cup almond meal (use the one without brown flecks)
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/3 cup liquid from canned chickpeas
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon peppermint essence
  • 2-3 drops green food colouring

Chocolate Ganache Filling

  • 300 grams vegan dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream

Method

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the almond meal and icing sugar. Set aside.
  2. Whisk the chickpea juice on high speed with an electric mixer. As it starts to thicken, slowly sprinkle in the xanthan gum.
  3. Once soft peaks start to form, add the caster sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  4. Add the peppermint essence and food colouring once hard peaks have formed and continue to mix for another minute or so.
  5. Gradually and gently mix the almond meal mixture into the meringue until well combined.
  6. Fill a piping bag with the mixture and pipe into circles (about 4cm in diameter) on macaron trays or baking trays lined with baking paper. If you want to be super finicky (like me), you can use a clean pair of scissors to cut the little peaks off the top so the macarons will sit flat once filled.
  7. Allow to sit for half an hour while you preheat the oven to 140°C.
  8. Firmly tap your trays on the bench to remove air bubbles before placing in the oven.
  9. After 15 minutes, check on the macarons and allow some steam to come out of the oven. Place back in for another 15 minutes or until the outside of the macarons are firm.
  10. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  11. To make the filling, melt the chocolate and coconut cream together in a saucepan over medium heat.
  12. Once melted, transfer to a container and pop into the fridge until soft but firm (it cannot be runny).
  13. Fill a piping bag and squeeze about a tablespoon of ganache onto the flat side of one of the macarons.
  14. Gently press the flat side of another macaron to sandwich the ganache. Press until the ganache is just about to the edge.
  15. Serve the same day.
April 13, 2015 1

Oh My Chai – Review & Chai Cake w/ Maple Walnut Glaze

Price: From $4.95

Where to Buy: www.ohmychai.com.au

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I don’t drink a lot of hot drinks but this recent cool snap has me downing several cups a day. When the guys from Oh My Chai offered to chuck a bag of their organic masala chai my way, it was simply an offer I could not refuse.

Oh My Chai Masala is a hand blended loose mix of 9 spices like cinnamon, fennel and ginger and is lightly sweetened thanks to our old friend dark agave. It’s smooth, subtle and can be made on your favourite non-dairy milk in no time.

This blend is available in 1kg or 250g bags but if you’re not quite sure that Oh My Chai is the right tea for you, they have 30g sample bags available too so you can give it a little chai (SORRY, SO SORRY).

I decided to spend my lazy Sunday baking and thought what better ingredient to use then Oh My Chai! This Chai Cake w/ Maple Walnut Glaze is the perfect treat to enjoy on an autumn afternoon plus it’s refined sugar free, so it’s kinda better for you than a regular cake I guess.

Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 8+

Ingredients

  • 3 heaped tablespoons Oh My Chai Organic Masala Chai
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 cup wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup sultanas

Glaze

  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a cake tin.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the almond milk and chai to a simmer before removing from the heat, straining and allowing the chai to cool.
  3. Chuck the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and cloves into a large bowl.
  4. Whisk the apple cider vinegar into the chai and allow to sit for a few minutes before adding /3 cup coconut oil and 3/4 cup maple syrup.
  5. Slowly pour the wet mixture into the dry and combine well so there are no lumps.
  6. Fold in the sultanas and pour into the greased cake tin.
  7. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove and allow to cool completely before removing from the tin.
  8. While the cake is cooling, make your glaze by simply blending the walnuts and remaining coconut oil and maple syrup.
  9. Once the cake has cooled completely, drizzle the glaze onto the cake and serve!
April 8, 2015 0

AWE Cosmeceuticals Review

Price: From $39.00

Where to Buy: www.awecosmeceuticals.com.au

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I love hearing about wicked new vegan products on the market, so when I AWE Cosmeceuticals asked if I wanted to try some of their stuff I naturally jumped at the chance.

Here’s the 411 on AWE:

  • Australian made
  • Australian owned
  • No nasty stuff like sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens, harsh chemicals or known irritants
  • No artificial fragrance or colours
  • Biodegradable formulations
  • Minimal, recyclable packaging
  • All but one product is vegan (the Hydrating Mask contains honey so avoid that one!)
  • A focus on Ayurveda

The first product I tried was the Skin Polish ($29), a combination of light exfoliants, antioxidants and micro jojoba beads and fragranced with rose and jasmine. I tend to go a little OTT with exfoliating and end up with super dry skin but used once a week, this formulation left my skin feeling hella smooth and refreshed. The jojoba beads are SO fine they blows my mind and don’t feel harsh on the skin like chunkier exfoliants I’ve tried.

I then followed that up with the Derma Roller ($69), a multipurpose tool designed to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and hyperpigmentation. I had never heard of derma rolling before and was a tad freaked out by the concept but it was actually quite a nice little ritual. Tiny needles are gently rolled over the skin in different directions in order to create itty bitty punctures so that platelets are released. This then stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in plumper, fresher skin. Derma rolling also opens up the skin so that cosmeceutical products can penetrate deeper and work more effectively. This sounds like an absolute nightmare but is reasonably painless and I did notice my skin looking and feeling a lot fresher after use. I don’t know how effective it is at reducing wrinkles and fine lines but I guess time will tell!

The Calming Serum ($45) is the perfect partner for the Derma Roller as it contains natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to help soothe the skin after treatments like IPL and derma rolling as well as sun exposure. I have been using this stuff for a couple of months now and absolutely love the way my skin feels after I chuck it on. For a second it feels kinda sticky but it rapidly absorbs into the skin, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.

I’ve been lucky in that I’ve always had pretty fuss free skin but I’ve really noticed a change in the texture of my skin over the past couple of months. I’ve been wearing a lot less makeup and sticking to mineral make up on a daily basis so I can’t give AWE all the credit, but I think the combination of these changes has my face looking as fresh as a daisy (plus a vegan diet helps too!)

March 30, 2015 0

Vegan Pavlova

Difficulty: Medium

Serves 8

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Meringue is one of those things that vegans through the ages have been trying to nail. The current craze to hit the vegan community is the use of canned chickpea juice instead of egg white. While this may seem like a strange concept, I am here to tell you that it freaking works and it’s bloody amazing and you should all give it a try RIGHT NOW! Naturally my first instinct was to make an epic pav but stay tuned because I’m nowhere near finished with this bean juice jive.

Ingredients

  • 2x 270mL cans of coconut cream (placed upside down in the fridge for at least 2 days)
  • 2/3 cup canned chickpea liquid (less salt is best)
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 peach, sliced
  • 2 kiwi fruits, peeled and sliced
  • 6 strawberries, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup raspberries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 120°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the chickpea juice until it starts to turn white.
  3. Add the caster sugar, one tablespoon at a time before adding the xanthan gum and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  4. Once the meringue is firm, pick your jaw up off the floor and carefully pour onto the lined baking tray, making a large disc about 8cm high.
  5. Bake in the oven for 2-2 1/2 hours until the meringue is set and off white in colour (longer if you want it crisp the whole way through). Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  6. Open the cans of coconut cream and drain off the clear liquid. Scoop out the remaining cream and beat with an electric mixer, slowly adding the icing sugar and remaining vanilla extract until whipped.
  7. Once the meringue has cooled completely, evenly distribute the cream over the top before layering with the fruit.
  8. I recommend serving immediately as the meringue will soften over time.
March 24, 2015 2

Vegan Creme Eggs

Difficulty: Easy


Makes 8

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If you’re like me, your childhood Easters were filled with all kinds of chocolate treats but none ever compared to the creme egg. That’s something I thought I had left behind when I went vegan until recently when I saw a creme egg recipe online. With a few alterations, making this recipe vegan turned out to be bloody easy and now creme eggs are back in my life for good! Egg moulds are pretty easy to track down this time of year and can be found at most good baking stores.

Ingredients

  • 200 grams vegan chocolate
  • 1/2 cup glucose syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1-2 drops yellow food colouring

Method

  1. In a microwave proof jug, melt the chocolate in the microwave.
  2. Using a brush, gently brush a layer of chocolate inside each of the moulds before placing in the freezer to set.
  3. Remove from the freezer and brush on another layer of chocolate. Repeat this another two times and keep the melted chocolate on hand.
  4. While the final chocolate layer is setting, make your filling by first beating together the glucose, margarine and vanilla in an electric mixer.
  5. Sift in the icing sugar and continue to mix until a white paste is formed.
  6. Remove half of the filling and set aside. Add the food colouring to the remaining filling and mix well.
  7. Gently pop out each egg from its mould. Almost fill one half with white filling and then a dollop of yellow filling.
  8. Using a skewer, add some of the remaining melted chocolate around the rim of another egg half.
  9. Gently press the two together to create a whole egg and repeat with the remaining eggs.
  10. Allow to set completely in the fridge before serving.
March 16, 2015 0

Kester Black 2015 Colours & Water Based Nail Polish Remover

Price: From $20.00

Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com

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Finally! Kester Black have dropped the first of their annual colour collection for 2015. In perfect autumn/winter hues, there’s got to be at least one of the four new colours to suit everyone. The legends at KB sent me some of the new colours to try along with their new Water Based Nail Polish Remover.

I haven’t seen a nail colour like Quartz before; a greyed purple polish that goes with just about any warm outfit. The colour itself reminds me of a super comfy jumper or blanket that you just want to snuggle up in.  If you’re looking for a new pink shade, Petra is a sandy pale pink that takes your standard pink polish to another dusty level. There are two other colours in the range; Rust, which is a wicked rich brown polish that’s super on trend and Perennial is a bold salmon hue that will add a burst of colour to your winter ensemble.

These four shades are a welcome addition to the already extensive Kester Black nail polish collection. My favourite things about these polishes is their pigment (two coats and you’re done), their longevity (I can go at least a week without a touch up) and of course the range of colours available. The amazing artwork for the latest collection was created by Anny Wang, Copenhagen Spatial Designer and Visual Artist. Seriously check her out online, she’s amaaaazing.

While you’re checking out the new shades, take a gander at Kester Black’s new Water Based Nail Polish Remover. You would think that this stuff wouldn’t have the power to remove such long-lasting polish but with a cotton pad, a bit of this white peach scented concoction removes your stubborn polish, no problemo! This acetone and acetate free formula also contains aloe vera and vitamin e to nourish and strengthen the nails.

As always, Kester Black products are Australian made and owned and vegan friendly (accredited by Choose Cruelty Free, Cruelty Free International and Vegan Society Approved). The polishes are Five Free, which means that they contain no toluene, DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin or camphor (mate, I hardly know what any of those things are, I don’t want them near me!) so they can be safely used by chemotherapy patients, pregnant peeps and little legends.

I can’t wait to see more colours added to the Kester Black collection in 2015, I’ll keep you posted when they’re heading our way!

March 6, 2015 0

February Vegan Box

Price: From $26.95 

Where to Buy: www.theveganbox.com

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It’s no secret that I absolutely love The Vegan Box. For even the most savvy vegans out there, the box introduces you to new products each month that you’ve never heard of and presents a whole new world of vegan options. The legends over at The Vegan Box chucked me their February Vegan Box to try, so safe to say I was very excited!

The February Box contained:

  • Iris Practice One Bath Wonder Herbal Soak (Value $9.95) – A delightful smelling little pouch for the bath handcrafted in Victoria from local and imported ingredients. Mine came in Detox.
  • Manuko Superfood Truffles (Value $7.90) – Tasty little organic superfood cubes, much like a bliss ball and made in Melbourne. My flavour was Choc Hazelnut Vanilla Bean with Maqui Berry.
  • Your Tea Tiny Tea (Value $2.50) – 3 little tea bags made to aid in reduction of bloating, indigestion and skin issues while increasing energy and reducing weight.
  • East Bali Cashews (Value $6.50) – A bag of lovely cashew goodness, East Bali Cashews are sourced directly from farmers to directly support East Balinese communities. Mine came in Native.
  • Luna Light Voucher (Value $10.00) – Luna Light create cute vegan jewellery. Check out their adorable rings!
  • Pure Sports Hydration Sachet (Value $3.45) – Made from real fruit, carbs and electrolytes, this drink has been scientifically formulated to replenish your body while exercising. One sachet makes 750mL.
  • NutraOrganics Greens & Reds Bar (Value $4.50) – A snack bar filled with vitamins, minerals, alkalising greens, antioxidant rich reds plus pre and probiotics to get you through the day.

Getting The Vegan Box in the mail is like receiving your own little Christmas stocking every month. It’s the perfect gift for a new and well-seasoned vegans alike and continues to showcase some of the amazing products available to us in Australia. The great thing about The Vegan Box is that you can just try one-offs or subscribe for 3 and 6 month stints with added savings. Plus all products are palm oil free and there’s a gluten free option too!

The April Vegan Box is available for preorder now at www.theveganbox.com