Creamy Coconut Carbonara

Difficulty: Easy Makes 2 large serves The truth is that I'm not a massive pasta fan but when Nature's Charm asked me to develop a recipe using their Evaporated Coconut Milk I just couldn't take my mind off making a creamy pasta sauce! I'm so bloody glad I did because this pasta is off the effing chain. With a little help from my friend arrowroot powder, the sauce is wonderfully thick but hella creamy thanks to the amazing texture of the Evaporated Coconut Milk and who the hell needs pancetta when you've got my Smokey Tempeh Crumbles?! The milk itself has a hint of sweetness to it, a little coconutty in flavour and is a bit thicker than regular coconut milk which lends...

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Esmi Loose Mineral Foundation Powder

Price: From $50.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.esmi.com.au You may remember a little minute ago I posted about Esmi Skin Minerals Foundation. Well, the gang have dropped a new product set to make your beauty routine even easier; the Loose Mineral Foundation. Oh man, and isn't this stuff a dream! Made from crushed up minerals, this powder formulation provides a medium coverage and an all-day glow in a matter of seconds. As always, Esmi products are cruelty-free and vegan, 100% Australian made and formulated using natural products. Application is best achieved using the soft AF Esmi Kabuki Brush ($30.oo or $70.00 in a bundle with the foundation) to press down on the fancy mesh and pick up some product. Dust over the skin and...

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Eco Cleaning Heroes

Where To Buy: http://bit.ly/SproutMarket_LikeAVegan (Use this link to get 15% off + free shipping on your first order) Note:  Sprout Market have listened to customer feedback and are working to make some improvements - read below for some more deets. As a new homeowner, I'm conscious of the fact that the stuff we often clean our houses with aren't always the dopest choices for the environment. Luckily, Sprout Market stock a whole bunch of cleaning products that are better for the us, the environment and of course, the animals. The greatest thing about this being my own home is that I can make the choice about what I clean my house with. While in my day-to-day life I'm not always the most natch gal, I happen to care...

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Hyped on M.O.T.D Vegan Makeup Brushes

Price: From $9.00USD Where to Buy: www.motdcosmetics.com (use code likeavegan for 10% off your purchase) If there's one thing I love (but there are many things tbh), it's a damned good makeup brush. You've used terrible ones right? Or maybe you haven't used one before but you're looking to get into the makeup brush game? Either way, you might want to pop M.O.T.D brushes on your list! The gang at M.O.T.D recently sent me a bunch of their brushes to try as a new member of their affiliate program. Did you know that M.O.T.D Cosmetics were the first makeup brush line to go against the industry standard of naming makeup brushes. Creator Chantal Azamian used her experience in makeup artistry and teaching others to actually provide...

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Is this Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Worth the Hype?

Price: $65.00AUD Where to Buy: www.sephora.com.au I dunno about you, but how the heck did I live before highlighters?! I've been pretty loyal to my BECCA but when I started seeing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit poppin' up on my feed I knew I had to get in on this shit. Y'all know I love a bit of packaging and this kit doesn't disappoint with its perf pale pink and holographic type - it'd make the dopest gift too. But what about the inside? You're hit with 6 different shades to make all of your highlighting dreams come true: Kitty Kat - A shimmery dusty pink Forever Young - A muted taupe Daydream - A creamy peach Forever Lit - A frosty white Glo Getter - A...

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Easter Eggs Worth Hunting For

WTF is up with Easter eggs starting to roll out in January/February, do we really need that much prep time to  buy a bunch of chocolate? Anyway, shopping for vegan Easter eggs in Australia seems to be getting easier each year, with random vegan eggs popping up all over the place! These are just a few of the things I've come across this year but trust me, there are a bunch more! Some of these can be found in y0ur local grocery store however for some you may need to hit a speciality chocolate shop or vegan store. Moo Free I love Moo Free because they make really delicious, affordable and accessible vegan chocolate. I'm loving this Easter egg because it reminds me of...

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Brush Up – Luxie Beauty’s Rose Gold Collection

Price: From $13.02 AUD Where To Buy: www.luxiebeauty.com It was my birthday a little minute ago (yes, you forgot and yes, I'm still mad about it) and one of the item's on my wishlist was Luxie Beauty's Rose Gold 12 Brush Set. Being the sweet angel that I am, my wish was granted and no thanks to you, my birthday was not ruined. TBH I have no real idea what all of these brushes do but there are twelve of them and I have every intention of using them all. Maybe all at once. I haven't decided yet. This set is a great place to start to get your basic brushes in bulk because you get: Large Powder Face Brush 502 Large Angle...

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Nature’s Charm – Banoffee Tapioca Pudding

Difficulty: Easy - Medium Serves Four I'm a huge fan of coconut stuff and jackfruit stuff, so when Nature's Charm asked if I'd like to team up with them to create a series of recipes using their products I was like "hell yes!" Over the coming months I'm going to hit you with a few dope recipes to give you some #inspo for how to use your Nature's Charm products. I don't mess with tapioca pudding often, but when I was sent Nature's Charm Condensed Coconut Milk to try I just knew that's what I had to make with it! Creamy, sticky and sweet - this is everything you remember from classic condensed milk without the gross animal cruelty associated with dairy. You thought...

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You’ll Love Sprout Market

Where To Buy: http://bit.ly/SproutMarket_LikeAVegan (Use this link to get 15% off + free shipping on your first order) Do you love avoiding crowds, getting discounts and awesome vegan products? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're gonna love Sprout Market - a new way of shopping online to score great discounts on your fave brands and discover some new ones while you're at it. Sprout Market (SproMar - that's my new name for 'em) stock a whole bunch of stuff like food, health products, beauty, body care, homewares and even stuff for pets with easy filtering options so you are finding what suits your values (vegan, gluten free, raw etc.) I recently got my first order from Sprout Market, which the legends kindly...

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Big Sound, Small Price – Dearear Headphones

Price: $78.00USD Where to Buy: www.dearear.co.nz I’ve spent a total of 8 hours in New Zealand, all of that spent in Auckland airport so I can’t really tell you much about the place itself. What I can tell you though is that I like a lot of things from New Zealand; South Gin, Whittaker’s Chocolate and Flight of the Conchords just to name a few. I now have another thing to add to the list, Dearear headphones! The guys at Dearear sent your girl a pair of their Buoyant In-Ear Wireless headphones to take for a spin and spin I did (not like a spin class on a bike, ew, do you even know me?) First up, let’s take a look at the packaging...

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Change Lives with Thankyou

Price: From $1.99 Where to Buy: www.thankyou.co for stockists With so many companies out there makin' all kinds of crazy things that can often add little-to-no value to the way we live, it's nice to find brands who actually give a shit about stuff. Thankyou is one of those brands, changing the world one product at a time through their social enterprise. Thankyou kicked things off in 2008 in response to the World Water Crisis as a way to get in on the $600 million per year Australian bottled water biz while actually tryna do some good at the same time. It's now 2016 and not only are Thankyou doing some good with their water range but their food, bodycare and baby ranges too! So...

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Charcoal is the New Whitener

What if I told you that charcoal (yeah, the black stuff) would be the key to whitening your teeth and improving your overall oral health? Well, I'm tellin' ya! While the use of charcoal for dental hygiene may be new to us, charcoal has been used since as far back as 30,000 BC to absorb and clean. By harnessing the natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties of charcoal, you can make your mouth healthier than ever before without using gnarly chemicals. WARPAINT ($55.00) is a new, 1o0% natural teeth whitening product made from our new friend, charcoal! This magic ingredient, combined with bentonite clay, organic sweet orange peel, organic peppermint and organic lemon myrtle not only whitens your chompers but it'll strengthen your gums,...

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2016 Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

There was once a time where Christmas shopping for a vegan would have been more nightmarish than the Boxing Day sales and trust me, that time wasn't so long ago. But not anymore! We're being hit with new and amazing vegan products every damn day, so much so that it can be hard to keep track of it all. Each year I like to put together a little collection of my fave gift ideas to make things hella easy and keep your Christmas merry, bright and cruelty free! The Big Gifts How much cash you've got to drop can often depend on how much you love the recipient (don't act like it's not true). Sometimes you're looking for a sweet gesture, other times you're looking...

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Table of Plenty + Dukkah Crusted Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Price: From $3.50 Where to Buy: www.tableofplenty.com.au You guys know I have a close and personal relationship with snacks, so when Table of Plenty hit me up to review some of their stuff and create a little recipe, you know I jumped at that chance! I reckon you can always pick up the vibe that a business is doing good and when you learn the Table of Plenty story, it all starts to make sense. Owner Kate Weiss started the biz after the struggle of a challenging full-time job started to compromise the care of her Amy, who was born with a disability. Kate and her team have now grown Table of Plenty into a major national biz with a range of products including muesli, snacks,...

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L. Yucel Handbags + Giveaway

Price: From $75 USD Where to Buy: www.thevspot.com.au I stopped wearing leather not long after I became vegetarian, so it's been about 15 years since I've bought a leather bag. Over the years I've always struggled to find good quality, yet affordable vegan accessories but lately a few dope options have been popping up on the scene and I couldn't be more pumped! One of those brands is L. Yucel, a new vegan accessory brand dedicated to creating top quality, ethically conscious handbags. Designer Leyla Yucel knows her stuff too! She's worked with Kate Spade, Charlotte Ronson and Ralph Lauren but is now creating her own brand that sits in-line with her personal values - yay! These bags are made from polyurethane or PU, a PVC...

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Get Nude with Kester Black + Trophy Wife

Price: $20 AUD Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com I bloody love it when a Kester Black package arrives on my doorstep and lemme tell you guys, this is the best one yet! Kester Black and Trophy Wife are back at it again with the collabs, joining forces to create the Birthday Suit collection; six nude shades that'll get you in the mood to strip down and treat yo'self. This collection has me shook because I'm having a major love affair with nude shades at the minute. Plus, with a spectrum of neutral shades from deep to light, there's finally a vegan brand providing a nude polish for just about everyone! Brazilian is a deep DEEP brown, perfect against darker skin but it also looks dope against all...

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Go Nuts for Hrvst St Raw Organic Nut Mylks

Price: From $8.00 Where to Buy: www.hrvstst.com.au I'll have a coffee or a tea but at heart I'm a cold drink kinda gal, so Hrvst St's new range of Raw Organic Nut Mylks are relevant to my interests. Big time. The legends even managed to have some shipped down to me from Brisbane because they knew how badly I wanted to try them. Nawww. Activated Almond + Date is a simple yet tasty flavour combo, subtle enough to add to your morning coffee (or just add a bit of cold brew!) If you're tryna get fancy, Cashew Salted Caramel will sweeten things up for ya. The tastiest of the bunch IMHO is the Choc Cacao Butter because it packs the most punch flavour-wise without going OTT. These bad boys aren't the...

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esmi Skin Minerals Foundation & Brush

Price: From $60 AUD Where to Buy: www.esmi.com.au I bloody love it when new vegan-friendly cosmetics brands holla at your girl to try out their products so I was stoked when esmi got in touch to take their Mineral Foundation and Foundation Brush for a spin. I'm lucky enough to have had pretty chill skin for most of my life, so with the exception of a little dryness and the odd blemish, I don't need to worry about my skin getting too heccaz on me but that doesn't mean I don't want to treat it right. esmi Mineral Foundation is formulated to be anti-acnegenic with an SPF 15 formula that hydrates, treats and protects the skin using a unique combo of ingredients like: Hyaluronic...

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Roza’s Gourmet & Pesto Pasta Recipe

Price: From $9.50AUD Where to Buy: www.rozas.com.au Sure, it's fun to make your own sauces but sometimes we vegans do it out of necessity because there ain't always a ready-made vegan sauce option nearby. That's why I was hella stoked when I was asked to try Roza's Gourmet, a range of chutneys, pestos and sauces made with all natural ingredients and zero artificial preservatives. Roza's Gourmet started in Brisbane in 1991 and has been around for 25 years. After Roza's death, her daughter Jasmin took the wheel and has turned the company into a thriving business, using primarily local ingredients and manufacturing in Australia to keep jobs within the local community. Hot Lover is made from a selection of spicy ingredients like cayenne, habanero and curry powder...

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Vegan Nail Extensions by Bio Sculpture

Price: From $50.00 AUD Where to Get It: www.biosculpture.com.au I'ma be straight up and say that my nails usually look ratchet and that's mainly because I don't treat 'em right. Years of biting my nails and cuticles have left them hella weak, brittle and short AF. When they're short I don't feel like painting them but painting them is the only way I can grow them, it's a vicious cycle. Don't believe me? Check out what my nails usually look like...

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Treat Yo’self to Kester Black’s Summer Shades

Price: $20 AUD Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com It may not seem like it with this frosty air but summer will be here before we know it and if you're like me, winter can be a time where you kinda shrug off some of the fun beauty stuff for more important regimes like making sure your skin doesn't dry out to some scaly, lizard-like thing. Nothing kicks you back into gear more quickly than a bright new set of nail colours so when Kester Black sent me their new summer range to review I felt inspired to stop biting my fingers for a little minute and prep them for a makeover. You'll have a bunch to choose from too, with 4 new shades ripe and...

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Mr. Smith Hair

Price: From $29.95 Where to Buy: www.mr-smith.com.au Have you ever had your hairdresser run out of the salon as you're walking past and shove a bag of new products in your face, telling you that you HAVE to try them? No? Well, neither had I until very recently when my hairdresser did just that. The products she gave me were from Mr. Smith and I cannot wait to tell you more about them! Mr. Smith products are Australian made and crafted from Australian botanicals and essential oils, designed to retain the hair's natural fluidity and shine. You won't find any parabens or sulphates in their stuff, nor will you find any animal products because they're certified vegan (schaaa-wing!) My hair is thin, which is...

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Over The Moo Ice Cream

Price: From $10.95 Where to Buy: www.overthemoo.com.au You know what's super tough about blogging? Getting asked to try a whole friggin' bunch of vegan ice cream and having to write about it. LOL JK, it's actually dope AF and the legends at Over The Moo wanted me to tell you all about some of the bitchin' new flavours in their range of coconut ice cream. Over The Moo is Australian owned company churning out nine, yes NINE, amazing vegan flavours like mmmmMangoo, The Espresso Lane and Choc! Choc! Who's There? but today I am going to hit you with a classic and a bunch of newbies that are going to be in your reg rotation in no time. TBH I thought I was going to hate...

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Pure Hair Food Styling Products

Price: Starting at $28.90 Where to Buy: www.purehairfood.com.au There's a lotta hair stuff on the market these days and I'm on a mission to try as much of it as I can. Pure Hair Food recently sent me a few of their styling products recently, which not only assisted me with my mission but made my hair look dope AF. Pure Hair Food was born from a need to inject more natural, salon quality hair products into the market and focuses on three key things: No nasty stuff like parabens, sulfates, sodium chloride while being colour safe. Keeping it local by sourcing as many ingredients as possible here in Australia and being 100% Australian made. Saying no to animal testing by being a 100% cruelty free...

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Dusty Girls Cosmetics

Price: Starting from $18.50 Where to Buy: www.dustygirls.com.au If you took one look at my make up collection you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that I bathe in cosmetics on the daily. Truth is, day-to-day I don't wear a lot of make up but it's hard to resist buying and trying new things when there are so many amazing vegan cosmetics to choose from! Dusty Girls Makeup is just one of those brands and they sent me a trio of their hottest products to take for a spin. Dusty Girls was inspired by how good skin looks and feels after a day in the country and combines the natural clays and minerals of the earth to bottle up that goodness. The entire range...

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Kester Black Hand & Body Fondant

Price: $50 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com It looks like some hella exciting things are going on in the land of Kester Black this year and by gosh am I happy to hear it. You may remember a li'l review I did of their Liquid Hand & Body Wash last year (which by the way, with regular use IS STILL NOT EMPTY) and now they've got new besties, Hand & Body Fondant! The packaging ties in seamlessly with the theme of body products KB have going on right now which is simple, sleek and fun with bright typography. You can choose from two scents that pair up perfectly with the Hand & Body Wash too; Lucky, with a velvety smooth caramel and vanilla scent...

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The Red Balloon Vegan Lollies

Price: From $5.50 Where to Buy: www.theredballoon.com.au No need to pinch yourselves, folks! This week's Gotta Have It is dedicated to The Red Balloon and their mother-effin' vegan lollies, yay! I stopped eating gelatine not long into my vegetarian years, so it's been quite a long time since I've sunk my teeth into a bloody good lolly. Sure, there are some great ones out there but they're few and far between and they're usually lacking in the flavour and/or texture department. The good news is that not only do Melbourne-based The Red Balloon make two types of vegan lolly but there are seriously so many freakin' flavours to choose from you'll be like a kid in a...

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Luna Bronze

Price: $26.00 Where To Buy: www.lunabronze.com.au I've never been a huge fan of tanners (unless we're talking about Full House or ALF) but lately I decided that I wasn't entirely chill with the fact that my arms are a good 10 shades darker than my near-translucent legs. It was convenient that the good folks at Luna Bronze got in touch to see if I wanted to try their Gradual Self Tanning Moisturiser and I was like "hell yeah!" Luna Bronze was born after one of their co-founders was diagnosed with BCC skin cancer at a young age; a wake-up call that made her realise that sunless tanning was the only way to go. In conjunction with tanning experts, a gradual tanner that slowly...

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The Vegan Box – February Vegan Beauty Box

Price: $49.95 + Shipping Where to Buy: www.theveganbox.com.au It's no secret that I'm a mammoth fan of The Vegan Box but did y'all know these legends also make a Beauty Box?! That's right, a collection of some of the best vegan beauty products available delivered to your door! The gang sent me their February Vegan Beauty Box to try and I'll tell you what, I couldn't be more into it. Sent bi-monthly, the Vegan Beauty Box contains a selection of skincare and cosmetics in full, travel and sample sizes to give you a glimpse at some of the best vegan beauty products out in the big bad world. Not only is this a bloody convenient way of keeping on the ball when it comes...

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M.R.K.T. Agnes Shoulder Bag

Price: $150 AUD Where to Buy: www.mrktaustralia.com.au Gotta Have It is all about finding some of the best badass vegan products in the universe and putting them on the screen of your computer or smartphone for you to feast your eyes upon. In the 5+ years I've been writing Like A Vegan, I haven't covered a lot of fashion but that's about to change my friends because I need you to know that being vegan does not mean compromising on style. About 6 months ago I discovered M.R.K.T. (short for Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger) on Instagram and was immediately stoked on the stuff that was appearing on my feed; structured totes, backpacks and wallets in great colours, textures and fabrics. So when I contacted M.R.K.T. to...

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Kester Black Cuticle Remover

Price: $20 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com As much as I love to paint my nails with Kester Black's awesome range of colours there's only so much a fresh coat can give you when you've got little bits of skin peeling off your cuticles. Does this sound like you? Kester Black's new Cuticle Remover may just be your solution! The guys got in touch to see if I'd like to take their new product for a spin and who am I to turn down a chance to get my nails looking fly, huh? Application is simple: apply to the contour of the nail, wait about a minute and gently roll back the cuticle with a dry cuticle stick before removing any residue. This water-based gel with...

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Atom Natural Beauty Pack

Price: $55.00 AUD Where To Buy: www.atomboutique.com When Atom Boutique recently sent me their Natural Beauty Pack to try I knew that it would have to be the next product featured in Gotta Have It! Australian brand run out of Sydney, Atom Boutique was inspired by a trip to Morocco and the discovery of pure Argan oil. This signature ingredient features throughout the entire Atom range and is 100% pure, naturally organic and like the rest of their vegan and natural ingredients, sustainably harvested by fair trade. Atom's product selection ranges from pure Argan oil through to skincare essentials and gift packs. The best way to get a real taste of these products is through one of their gift packs, like the Natural Beauty...

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memobottle

Price: From $22.00 USD Where to Buy: www.memobottle.com You guys should know by now that I'm a sucker for good design and thoughtful packaging, so it's no surprise I fell in love with the memobottle as soon as I saw it! Naturally I was thrilled when memobottle sent me a couple to review (and if you read on, you'll have the chance to win one of your own). These dope water bottles were born when fellow Aussies (another tick) Jesse and Jonathan were frustrated at the amount of single-use drink bottles washing ashore in a country where clean drinking water is so easily accessible, not to mention the fact that traditional drinking bottles didn't fit easily in back packs and laptop bags. You may...

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2015 Vegan Christmas Gift Guide

Full disclosure: I bloody love Christmas and everything that comes along with it. The decorations, buying gifts, wrapping gifts (yep), baking and driving around for hours looking at Christmas lights. It's usually my aim to have my Christmas shopping completed by the end of November, so that I can spend my December baking, decorating and just being heaps festive. Oh and executing my thoroughly thought out wrapping theme (yeah, I do that too). I understand that many don't share my love of gift buying and sometimes through veganism into the mix can add an extra layer of "ohmygodwhatdoIdoChristmasisaweekawayI'mgoingtocry" I would love to act as your personal shopper and gift wrapper over the Christmas season but until I can teleport, my 2015 Vegan...

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Kester Black x Beauty EDU – New Shades!

Price: $20.00 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com It's no secret that I'm always picking up what Kester Black is putting down, so when they let me in on a little secret collabo they were working on I was down to ride. In yet another epic team up, they've joined forces with leading beauty therapy school, Beauty EDU to release 3 new nail polish shades. So why is this happening, you ask. Well, it conveniently involves another sweet pairing between Beauty EDU and David Jones, who in a world first have created a state of the art campus in the middle of their Eastland store. With the opportunity to assist in expanding the use of cruelty-free cosmetics, KB got themselves all up in that and...

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Gingerbread Folk Vegan Gingerbread House Kit

Price: $39.95 Where to Buy: www.gingerbreadfolk.com.au Nothing says Christmas like food and craft and what better way to combine the two than by making a gingerbread house! The guys at Gingerbread Folk have just released a Vegan Gingerbread House Kit and sent one to me to try PLUS we're giving one reader of Like a Vegan to win one of their own (see more about that below). 4 walls, roof pieces and a chimney are all included in the kit plus instructions, baseboard, icing bag and vegan royal icing mix. The royal icing is incredibly easy to mix however I did need to add a little more water than the instructions suggested, I would recommend adding it very slowly until you get the desired...

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Kester Black Soap-Free Liquid Hand & Body Wash

Price: $32  Where to Buy: http://www.kesterblack.com/stockists Kester Black is my go-to nail polish for plenty of reasons but now these guys are adding even more wonderful items to their collection. First it was the adorably packaged Body Soaps and now Kester Black have done it again with new Liquid Hand & Body Wash in two scents! I've gotta admit, I've always been more of a liquid wash kinda gal, so when KB offered me a sneaky peek and chance to try the new gear before it hit shelves, I jumped at the chance. When the package arrived in the mail, the first thing I noticed was the packaging; simple and clean with adorable coloured typography. I also love the adorable names; Pardon! is a refreshing scent...

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Kester Black – Summer Colours are Here!

Price: $20AUD each Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com If you're a Kester Black fanatic like me, you'll be stoked to know that part 2 of their annual colour collection has dropped! Bursting with vibrant colours for summer, the latest shades will have you looking like the tropical babe that you are. Celebrate your inner Tobias Fünke and get the aptly titled royal blue shade Monarch onto your fingertips. Perfect for those of you who want to step out of the classic nail shades and try something a little different. If pink is your thing, you're going to love the intensity of Sorbet, which is sure to be a hit for the warmer weather. I know I'll be slapping it on with a white top and jeans...

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Kester Black x Trophy Wife 2015 Collabo

Price: $20.00AUD Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com for online store and stockists It's no secret that I think Kester Black are purveyors of some of the best nail polish in the biz and their collabs give Ja Rule and Ashanti a run for their money. KB love a collaboration so much that they even have a space dedicated to them on their website, with peeps like Beci Orpin, Architecture in Helsinki and O&M all climbing aboard the KB train. No stranger to such collaborations are legendary nail experts Trophy Wife, who collaborate with Kester Black once a year to bring fresh new shades to their ever expanding range of colours. Kester Black sent me through the new shades to check out and they each...

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July Vegan Box

Price: From $26.95  Where to Buy: www.theveganbox.com When the legends at The Vegan Box asked if I would like to get a load of the July box, I obviously accepted the offer and waited by the mailbox like Michelle Tanner waiting for her Action Rigby. Unlike the classic episode of Full House though, the July Vegan Box is far from disappointing. The first thing I love about this box is the pretty big (160g) bag of Tao Nutrition protein powder worth $14.95. This stuff has 23g of plant protein per serve and also contains stuff like maca, acai berry, cacao, chia, chlorella and rosehip. I'm not a huge protein shake lover so I'm really looking forward to sprinkling some of this stuff on my...

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Inika Face in a Box

Price: $99.00 Where to Buy: www.inika.com.au 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...

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Oh My Chai – Chai Cake w/ Maple Walnut Glaze

Price: From $4.95 Where to Buy: www.ohmychai.com.au 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,...

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AWE Cosmeceuticals

Price: From $39.00 Where to Buy: www.awecosmeceuticals.com.au 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...

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Kester Black 2015 Colours & Water Based Nail Polish Remover

Price: From $20.00 Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com 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...

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February Vegan Box

Price: From $26.95  Where to Buy: www.theveganbox.com 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...

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Inika Cosmetics

Price: From $25.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.inika.com.au Inika Cosmetics have been on my radar for a while now as I reviewed their foundation over 4 years ago and loved it. Recently Inika sent through some more of their products to try and I'm stoked to report they've gotten even better! Foundation is arguably the most important part of your beauty regime and Inika's Mineral Foundation Powder (RRP $59.95 AUD) is friggin' awesome. I'm always a bit wary of powder foundations but I'm genuinely impressed with the results. Coverage-wise it's quite light but can be built up and while I would usually shy away from a powder with shimmer through it, I do really like it. Free of nasty fillers, this foundation also provides...

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Sephora is Here! Cover FX and OCC

US beauty giant Sephora hit our shores in December, bringing a whole new dimension to the Australian cosmetic market. Brands we've had to buy from international sellers are now available from the Pitt Street store and a few vegan friendly brands came along for the ride. I was given the opportunity to try a few of these vegan friendly, cruelty free products from Cover FX and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC). I had heard for quite a while that Cover FX was the brand to try when it came to vegan foundation but had never had the opportunity to take their stuff for a spin. I kicked things off with the Cover FX Anti-Aging Primer ($52 AUD). This feather-light gel glides onto...

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Miyoko’s Creamery Nut Cheeses

Where to Buy: Follow Miyoko's Kitchen Australia for Australian stockists Price: From $16AUD More and more vegan cheeses are hitting the shelves in Australia and the newest kid on the block is Miyoko's Creamery! You may recognise the name, Miyoko Schinner is the genius behind Artisan Vegan Cheese, one of my favourite cookbooks EVER and now she has brought her cheeses to the masses with this new range. There are about 10 drool-worthy cheeses in the Miyoko's Creamery range including High Sierra Rustic Alpine and Mt. Vesuvius Black Ash however I've only been able to spot 3 of them in Australia so far and purchased 2 of them on a recent road trip to Cabramatta in Sydney, Classic Double Cream Chive and Double...

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Vegan Christmas – Wrapped Up!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and if you're like me, you had your Christmas shopping completed well before December. If you're still searching for that perfect gift for the vegan (or non vegan) legends in your life, here are a few of my favourite things to get you through the festive season. For the stylish guy or gal, I recommend Matt & Nat accessories. Made from a high-quality, vegan leather with linings made from recycled bottles, you can find items for most budgets including a selection of tech accessories, handbags and wallets. Check out the Matt & Nat website for stockists. Pamper the beauty and skincare lover with a gift from Sukin. Pick a selection of your own items...

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Kester Black Update

Woohoo! Kester Black is the first all-Australian brand to receive the internationally recognised Cruelty Free Leaping Bunny Accreditation. You go, KB! If you're not already familiar with Kester Black, let me bring you up to speed. KB nail polish comes in a range of awesome colours ranging from more traditional colours to bold hues and metallics plus they have recently moved into divine smelling soaps. I have two fave colours ATM. The first is Acid, which is a fluorescent yellow perfect for summer and the second is Sugar Daddy, which is a metallic gold glitter from their collab with Trophy Wife. Together the two are the ultimate duo for the warmer months. Kester Black products make the perfect stocking stuffers for Christmas or...

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October Vegan Box

Price: From $26.95  Where to Buy: www.theveganbox.com You may have seen my previous post about The Vegan Box but if you're new to Like a Vegan then you're about to get excited! If you did see the previous post but needed some more convincing, this one may push you over the line. The guys at The Vegan Box sent me their October box to try and once again, I was impressed! This month's box contained: Naturalie-Boon Chocolate Square Treats - Delicious little chocolatey treats in the perfect snack size. Heaven's Pantry $15 Voucher - A website with a great selection of vegan food, supplements and lifestyle products. The Healthy Fix Taste Testers - raw, organic wholefood mixes to add to your smoothies, breakfasts and treats. Kaffe Organic Clay...

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The Muesli Man

Price: $16.00AUD Where to Buy: www.themuesliman.com If you're looking for delicious and nutritious muesli with a twist, look no further than The Muesli Man! These guys are taking the market circuit by storm with their quirky flavour combinations and sent a sample pack of muesli my way to try. This week I decided to sample a different flavour of The Muesli Man muesli each day. I kicked things off with Chocolate - a blend of cocoa oat clusters, with toasted almonds and hazelnuts, dried strawberries, flaked coconut and a puffed mix of buckwheat, sorghum and rice. This is like some kind of delicious dessert but at breakfast time! The dried strawberries are a decadent touch. Next I tried Maple - a combo of maple oat...

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Kester Black Body Soaps

Price: $16.00AUD  Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com.au Rub-a-dub-dub, it's time to take Kester Black into the tub! Australia's coolest vegan nail polish brand is branching out into luxury body soaps and asked me to take them for a test spin. I'm a hip hop fan so naturally I'm a fan of a good collab and KB are partnering up with a new Australian designer for each new collection of soap. Dope! This time around it's Melbourne artist Dawn Tan bringing her creativity to the mix with a couple of unique scents teamed with equally delicious packaging. White Fig is a refreshing scent perfect for spring and I don't want to freak you out but Gingerbread is the perfect flavour for Christmas (which is 11 weeks...

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Intensae Nail Lacquer

Price: $21.00AUD Where To Buy: Be Naturallyou To stop myself from biting my nails, I usually keep them painted but it's hard to find good nail colour that keeps my nails strong, colourful and at the same time doesn't chip or peel off. Recently I was offered the chance to try Intensae nail lacquer and thought I would give it a go. The range of colours is pretty solid but there's nothing too outrageous - lots of neutrals, pinks and reds with some darker colours thrown in there too. My nails tend to get stronger with darker colours so 1966, a dark grey, is great because it's dark but also a little different plus I tend to get a lot of compliments when...

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Sprout & Kernel Tree Nut Cheeses

Price: From $8.00AUD Where to Buy: www.sproutandkernel.com (coming soon) See below for more details. Go to the US and you'll see vegan nut cheeses coming out the yin yang but in Australia it's a very different story. Sprout & Kernel are looking to give this story a happy ending with their range of tree nut cheeses. While I do love to make my own nut cheeses, it can be time consuming and sometimes I just want to have some ready and waiting for me on demand. Recently I was given a Sprout & Kernel taster box so I could give their range a whirl and naturally I'm going to share my thoughts with you all. First cab off the rank was the Aged Cashew...

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The Chia Co.

Price: From $7.69AUD Where To Buy: www.thechiaco.com.au The first time I ever heard of chia was on that Chia Pet ad at the beginning of Wayne's World but then it kind of dropped of the radar. Over the past few years, chia has really grown in popularity as a superfood and why bloody shouldn't it?! It's the highest plant-based source of Omega-3, high in dietary fibre and contains all eight essential amino acids making it a 'complete' protein (which is rare for a plant-based protein). The Chia Co. range of products make getting your daily dose of chia easy peasy. Not only do they produce black and white chia seeds in different quantities but they also make chia oil, which is great in salad...

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Vegan Card

Price: $49.95AUD Where to Buy: www.myvegancard.com.au If you've not heard of Vegan Card then you're in for a real treat. What if I told you that a single card could score you discounts in store and online from 130 vegan-friendly businesses around Australia and overseas? Yep, that's Vegan Card and I was stoked to get my hands on one recently. You buy the card once a year (the 14/15 card was released in July) and throughout that year you can use the card at your favourite stores to receive a discount. Some of my favourite stores are on there and I'm sure yours are too; Vegan Perfection, The Vegan Box (check out my review here), Cruelty Free Shop and Lord of The Fries are...

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The Vegan Box

Price: From $26.95  Where to Buy: www.theveganbox.com It seems like we've been waiting an eternity for a monthly vegan subscription box but the wait is finally over! The Vegan Box is here now, so we can all rest easy knowing that someone else is gathering all the best vegan products and sending them out for you to sample at a pretty reasonable price. The legends at The Vegan Box sent me out the July box to try out and I must say, for $26.95 a month you get a pretty solid box of stuff plus you get a discount if you sign up for a 3 or 6 month subscription. Each month, the box contains a combination of vegan snacks, healthfoods, natural skincare...

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Kester Black Nail Polish

Price: From $20.00AUD Where to Buy: www.kesterblack.com You guys know as well as I do that a good nail polish can be hard to find. You find a colour you like but it's not vegan. You find a vegan brand but the colours are sucky. If you're feeling this pain as much as I am, you're going to bloody love Kester Black! Not only are their products vegan but they're Five Free. What does that mean? It means that these little polishes are  free from Toluene, DBP,  Camphor,  Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin; a bunch of nasty stuff that you don't want to be putting on your body. Kester Black create a world of colour with their range; pretty pastels, bold brights and mind melting metallic options to...

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Olivella Skincare

Price: From $3.99 Where to Buy: www.olivellaline.com or www.chemistwarehouse.com.au Instagram | Facebook It's always refreshing to see new vegan products become readily available in Australia and I was recently approached by Olivella to try out their skincare range. With the colder weather setting in, my skin is begging for a dose of hydration so naturally jumped at the chance to try these products and pass my thoughts onto you. If you hadn't already guessed, Olivella products are made from virgin olive oil, which boasts many benefits for the skin and has been used in skincare for centuries. The Olivella range has everything from bar soaps and haircare to baby products, all of which are available at an affordable price. Here's the skinny on Olivella products: Made in Italy...

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Divine Infusions Healing Balm and Tattoo Balm

Price: From $10 Where to Buy: Divine Infusions + Tattoo Balm Hell-bent on finding a treatment for a wide range of healing applications? Divine Infusions Healing Balm may just be the thing you're lookin' for, buddy. This stuff is handmade, all-natural and doesn't contain any junk like chemicals, petroleum and of course there's not an animal product in sight. So what does Healing Balm contain then? It's a combination of natural oils, butters and macadamia wax, each providing their own awesome properties to the balm. Extra virgin coconut oil, for instance can moisturise and protect at the same time has having anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Whoa. Chamomile oil is an antiseptic, antibiotic, disinfectant and analgesic. For a full list of ingredients and how...

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Kinda Bacon

Price: $12.75 Where to Buy: Visit the Kinda Bacon website for online store and stockists Dope Australian products are where it's at. When you go to the US and see the crazy amount of wicked vegan products on sale (without the absurd price markup they incur when they get to us) can be a little disheartening, so I was super stoked when I heard about Kinda Bacon. A few years ago, if you told me you could have made bacon-y tasting chips out of coconut, I would have slapped you across the face and called you a liar. The guys at Kinda Bacon have truly nailed the smokey, salty nature of those crispy bacon bits you used to sprinkle on your salads and...

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Spun Fairy Floss

Price: From $7.95 AUD Where to Buy: Click here to buy online and  for stockists I'm not a huge sweet tooth but every now and then I love me a bit of candy. Recently I heard about Spun Fairy Floss and knew I just had to give it a go. Unlike traditional fairy floss, this stuff ain't coloured. It's vegan (derrrr), gluten free, sodium free, preservative free and made in Australia. You know what else? It comes in over 100 natural flavours, which is great because who the heck knows what the flavour of that carnival floss is. The flavours aren't overpowering either, they're subtle, and lend brilliantly to desserts, cocktails and just as delicious straight outta the tub. Speaking of the tub, be...

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Sukin Rose Hip Oil and Hydrating Day Cream

Price: $19.99 AUD - $32.99 AUD Where to Buy: See www.sukinorganics.com for stockists It's no secret that I'm pretty into Sukin, they keep bringing out good quality products at really affordable prices and it's not just vegans who are buying Sukin, others are getting on board too! The Rose Hip Oil is one of their best selling products and no wonder. For a start, it's 100% Certified Organic which is absolutely bangin' plus it can be used in so many ways. O, let me count the ways! Apply to face, neck and body to nourish and moisturise Massage on your cuticles for an instant manicure Pop a few drops on your lips for a totally nourished pout Soothe cracked, dry skin such as elbows and heels...

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Aum Purifying Beauty Ritual

Price: $34.95 Where to Buy: Click here for stockists Aum make some awesome products and I've reviewed them before. This time I've got the Purifying Beauty Ritual to try, which contains the Cell Renew Face Exfoliant and the Brightening Milk Cleanser. If you bought each of these separately, you'd pay around fifty bones but in the pack you score them for just $34.95. You can use the Brightening Milk on its own to remove make up and impurities to reveal a brighter and smoother complexion plus it's suitable for sensitive skin too! Some of the active ingredients are fruit AHAs to gently remove impurities, antioxidants to neutralise free radicals and ginseng to stimulate circulation.If that's not enough for you, it contains hyaluronate to...

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Pendejo Bolo – New Vegan Range

Price: Starting at $30.00 AUD Where to Buy: www.pendejobolo.bigcartel.com My friends know me as Newcastle's Sweetheart but my mate at Pendejo Bolo may give me a run for my money with this new venture. After some pretty consistent nagging from myself, Pendejo have starting making vegan-friendly bolos. Schaaaawinnng! No longer are bolo ties just for cowboys and Grandpa Simpson, the vegan Pendejo Bolos are handmade by a local legend with synthetic leather, awesomely decorative slides, vegan feathers and finished off with super tight tips. For the ladies, there are a bunch of slides ranging from pretty roses in several colours to some awesome stones. For the dudes, take a look at the skulls and genuine Vegas poker chips. Yeeehawww! On guys or gals, these bad...

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Yuva – Vitamin C Serum and Skin Body Cleanser

Price: Varies Where to Buy: www.yuva.com.au You know what's dope? Heaps of things, but one of them is hearing from awesome companies who are making new and exciting vegan products. It's a growing market so sometimes it can be hard to keep abreast of what the heck is good and what should be chucked in the bin. Yuva, which is Sanskrit for "youth", make a range of skincare and cosmetics that are made of all naturally derived ingredients. Yuva make products free from mineral oils, lanolin, propylene glycol, sulfates, parabens, artificial colours and fragrances plus they're Australian made and owned, bitchin'! Now, I got my little vegan hands on two of Yuva's products; the Vitamin C Serum and the Refreshing Body Cleanser to try...

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The Vegg

Where to Buy: Visit The Vegg website for stockists How Much?: $9.75 When I first heard of The Vegg (vegan egg yolk),  I was super skeptical for several reasons and had quite a few questions. Firstly, what the hell does it look like? Do I get some kind of pouch with a yolk inside or does it come in some kind of sachet? Secondly, what does it taste like? Surely it can't taste like a real egg, or can it? Finally, what do I use this for? Is this a product I really need in my life? I want to throw some more reviews at you guys this year so I am going to try out a new format. I'm going to give you...

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Bounty Burgers

Where to Buy: http://www.bountyburgers.com.au/where-to-buy.html Price: RRP $12.00 per pack of four Recently I'd heard a few murmurs about Bounty Burgers and how deliciously awesome they are so I decided I'd give them a try. Luckily there was a stall at the Cruelty Free Festival in Sydney so I tucked into one at the festival and also grabbed a box to take home. So what are the best things about these burgers? Well, the major drawcard is the fact each burger is only 95 calories! They're not tiny discs either, so whether you decide to throw these babies on a bun with a heckload of condiments or on a plate with some salad or vegetables, you're guaranteed a fully satisfying meal. They're also high protein,...

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Angel Food – Vegan Cheesey Sauce Mix

Where to Buy: Check out www.angelfood.co.nz for stockists Price: Approximately $5.00 AUD You may have had Angel Food's products before, they're the ones who make the vegan meringue mix I used to make my Pavlova Berry Bites. Alice from Angel Food contacted me recently to give their new Vegan Cheesey Sauce Mix a try and of course I said yes! To be honest with you, I was excited but a little apprehensive because we all know how horribly wrong vegan cheese products can go! WHAT WAS I WORRIED ABOUT?! This sauce is supreme! I do like to make my own things from scratch however there are those times where you simply cannot be bothered. This mix is perfect for those times. It's so...

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Natio Antioxidant Lip Shine

Price: $11.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.natio.com.au I don't know about y'all, but winter totally takes its toll on my lips. Luckily I recently picked up some of Natio's new Antioxidant Lip Shine and let me tell you, it has done the trick. Vitamins C and E team up with grapefruit oil to soften and protect while papaya, shea butter and jojoba nourish. Not only that, they have a touch of fragrance thanks to the addition of sweet orange oil. They come in five wicked colours but I tried out "Bliss", a peachy-nude tone and "Love", a fiery red tone. Both have a nice shimmer and shine to them and long lasting bursts of colour to make protecting your lips just that...

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Sukin Hair Care

Price: From $7.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.sukinorganics.com for stockists I know a lot of you aren't new to Sukin and neither am I, but they have so many products that there's always a new one to try! This time around I'm reviewing Sukin's range of hair care and in case you had forgotten, here are the fast facts on their products: Carbon Neutral Made in Australia No Animal Testing Free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Free from Sodium Laureth Sulphate Free from Animal Derivatives Free from Harsh Detergents Free from Petro-chemicals Free from Artificial Colours Free from Synthetic Fragrances Free from Triethanolamine Free from Mineral Oils Free from Parabens Protein Shampoo This shampoo creates a light lather to get the greasy and grimy build up out of your hair while also strengthening at the same time. A great start to...

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Natures Organics – Natural Skin Expert

Price: From $3.89 AUD Where to Buy: Independent stockists and Only Australian Groceries It's amazingly wonderful to know that these days you can go into a supermarket and pick up vegan-friendly skincare that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. While the Natural Skin Expert products aren't the best products I have tried, they do the job and they are more than affordable for the budget conscious vegan! Clear Skin Facial Scrub - $3.99 AUD A very thick yet gentle exfoliating scrub that cleanses deep into the pores. Walnut shell smooths out the skin while cucumber cools and glycerin softens. Clear Skin Face Wash - $3.99 AUD A face wash is an essential for anyone, no matter how basic your skincare routine may be. Like the...

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Murchison-Hume Cleaning Products

Price: From $12.50 AUD Where to Buy: Murchison-Hume Murchison-Hume are a Sydney-based company, who specialise in premium housecleaning products. They're organic, free of animal derivatives and the products are made using Colloidal Technology, which is the same technology used to clean the ocean in an oil spill (pretty radical, huh?!)  Something extra awesome about this stuff is that you can choose from a range of fragrances for some products: Fragrance-Free Juniperberry Australian White Grapefruit Coriander Original Fig I recently got my hands on some of the products to try and let me tell you, it's not just pretty packaging! "Superlative" Liquid Hand Soap - $21.00 AUD Now, I know I said these products were more than the packaging, but this stuff looks so lovely in a nice, fresh bathroom. This...

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Arbonne RE9, SeaSource & Cosmetics

Price: From $50.00 AUD Where to Buy: Arbonne I was recently contacted by an Arbonne consultant who kindly offered to send me some samples to try. Amongst some make up samples, I was sent a sample pack containing skincare products from the Arbonne RE9 Advanced and SeaSource ranges. I was firstly struck by the quality of the catalogue, I found myself reading it on a regular basis, picking out products that I might want to buy. To become a Preferred Client, you pay a $45 fee however from this point you get 20% off the RRP of all products! In addition to this, if you spend over $385 RRP in one order, you get to pick a further $145 worth of products for...

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Al’chemy Shampoo & Conditioner

Where to Buy: Visit The Purist Company for stockists RRP: $14.50 per bottle Always looking for new wonderful vegan products, I thought I would give Al'chemy a try. More expensive than some vegan shampoo and conditioner on the market but certainly not the most expensive, I was thoroughly impressed with the results. Al'chemy products are made free from sulfates, parabens, ethoxylated and petrochemical cleansers, propylene glycol, silicones, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA and artificial colours. All of the products are also vegan and use 100% botanical aromatherapy. This is all well and good, but does it actually work? Rosemary Shampoo The shampoo itself is clear, which I like because sometimes I find the creamier ones don't lather as well. It foams up a treat and when...

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Natio Renew Radiance

Where to buy: www.natio.com.au I'm going to try and review more stuff so that you can come to Like A Vegan for more than just tasty recipes! Natio are a fabulous Australian company and they make a lot of great skincare and cosmetics, most of which are vegan friendly. I got my hands on some of Natio's Renew Radiance products so thought I'd give them a whirl and let you guys know what I think! Renew Radiance Foam Cleanser- $14.50AUD The Renew Radiance range contains pomegranate, which is not only a banging fruit but contains a heck load of antioxidants that help to rebuild the outer layer of the skin. The Foam Cleanser has a bit of a pearlescent sheen and creates a gentle...

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Aum Ultra Hydrating Rose Facial Toner

Price: $26.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.aumbeauty.com for stockists As I have said before, I don't suffer from many skin problems however I do enjoy the ritual of skincare. Recently I caught wind of a newish skincare range: Aum Anti Age Organics and got my little vegan hands on some of their Ultra Hydrating Rose Facial Toner. The first thing I liked about this product is the packaging. Upon opening the outer box, a brown bottle is revealed that almost looks like a vessel for magic potions, and in a way I guess it is. Apart from the aesthetics of the toner, what does it do? Well, the product hydrates, with the help of Hyaluronate. When applied to my skin, I did feel refreshed...

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Inika Liquid Mineral Foundation

Where to Buy: www.inika.com.au Price: $59.95 Most of the vegan-friendly foundations on the market nowadays are quite inexpensive, however they rarely provide enough coverage to make it look like I am actually wearing any make up! By the end of the day it has completely worn off which is a massive hassle as you need to wash it off and start all over again. I don't wear a lot of make up, but when I do, I would like it to look like I am actually wearing something as opposed to a sheer coverage with a slight tint. For a while now I have been searching for a foundation that suits my needs and am more than willing to pay a little more...

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Sukin Organic Skincare

Price: From $9.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.sukinorganics.com for stockists Thanks to good genetics and my vegan diet, my skin isn't too difficult to manage. I still maintain a basic skincare regime however I am always keen to try new products to see how they work with my skin. Sukin have a bitching skincare line however they make hair products and some household products as well. They also boast quite an incredible list of ethical credentials: Carbon Neutral Made in Australia No Animal Testing Free from Sodium Lauryl Sulphate Free from Sodium Laureth Sulphate Free from Animal Derivatives Free from Harsh Detergents Free from Petro-chemicals Free from Artificial Colours Free from Synthetic Fragrances Free from Triethanolamine Free from Mineral Oils Free from Parabens So what the heck do the products contain and what do they do?! Well I...

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Synthesis 345 Organic Skincare

Price: From $54.95 AUD Where to Buy: www.synthesis345.com.au I've always had pretty good skin, I didn't have acne has a teenager and I manage to avoid embarrassing blemishes so I have never really had to employ a strict skincare regime. I wash my face in the shower, occasionally exfoliate and wear moisturiser during the day. I didn't think my skin could improve much, that was until I was asked to trial some of Synthesis 345's skincare range. Synthesis 345 is a skincare range that boasts many certifications: Organic Sustainable Fair Trade Australian Made Cruelty Free Vegan What's a Bioactive Anti-Ageing Phytonutrient? You mean you don't know? Now I'm only 22, so at this point I'm not too concerned with the effects of ageing but according to the Synthesis 345 website,...

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Tofutti Ice Cream

Where to Buy: Your local health food store Price: Anywhere from $6.00-$9.00 When I first became vegan, I found ice cream a real tough one to substitute as I wasn't really vibing on the options available in the supermarket. I thought my days of creamy, frozen treats were over until I stumbled across Tofutti ice cream. The Tofutti ice cream range offers a whole host of flavours including old classics like chocolate and vanilla but also more adventurous creations like almond bark and my favourite, better pecan. The best thing about this product is the texture; it's smooth and soft with an added element that can only be described as 'creamth'. It's perfect as an accompaniment to a cake or pie and a...

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics – Lip Tar

Where to buy: www.OCCmakeup.com Price: $12.50 USD + Shipping Sick of praying to the vegan gods for fun and intense lip colour? Have no fear, OCC's Lip Tar is here! With 27 shades (and counting), you're sure to find a Lip Tar to suit any occasion. The best part? They're made for mixing, so you can make your own unique colours that nobody else will have. Don't be fooled by the tiny tube, just one drop of this stuff drenches your lips in vivid and long lasting colour. After a night out I woke up the next day with it still on! For professional cosmetics, the price for these little babies is actually quite reasonable. If you're in Australia, shipping is $15 USD...

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