My New Koala Mattress

Price: From $750.00 AUD  Where to Buy: www.koala.com In a world where you can buy just about anything online, it's probably no surprise that mattresses are taking the online shopping world by storm! Having a mattress delivered in a box may seem like a crazy concept, but with brands popping up all over the place, buying mattresses in a box is the new trend. One brand specialising in these mattresses is Koala, a mattress company started in Byron Bay by a couple of mates less than two years ago. Not only does the Koala mattress have the Good Environmental Choice Certification and exceed international and global environmental regulations, each mattress is also: 100% Australian Made 100% recyclable 100% vegan and cruelty free (you don't see...

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Fill Your Makeup Bag for Under $150 with Designer Brands

Price: From $8.99 Where to Buy: www.dbcosmetics.com.au There's simply no excuse to be using products tested on animals these days, especially with companies like Designer Brands hitting you with affordable and easily accessible beauty products. I've teamed up with Designer Brands to show you how to create a vegan and cruelty free beaut kit for under xx. You've gotta start with a great base and you can't go past DB's new Rise and Prime Luminescent Primer ($19.99). Slap this stuff on your face and give it a dose of green tea, aloe vera and vitamins A, C and E. It's hella easy to apply and is quickly absorbed into the skin to keep your morning routine on schedule. Pair this with the amazing DB Luminous...

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Dusty Girls Has A New Look!

Price: From $12.50AUD Where to Buy: www.dustygirls.com.au You may remember a little while back I introduced you to the dope vegan makeup brand Dusty Girls. Well, the brand has had a makeover and dayamn this new packaging is fine! The legends at DG sent your girl a selectch of their newly designed products through for me to try and as expected, I'm hella impressed. By using the natch clays and minerals of the earth, Dusty Girls are able to create a super collection of vegan cosmetics for all skin types at a totally affordable price. Check out what I thought of my little haul below. Mineral Eye Shadow in Paper Bark - $15.00 I've recently been getting into eye shadow more and more so I...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Difficulty: Easy Makes 1 jar I can hear you saying "WTF dude, you can't eat this?!" and you're right but with Christmas just 3 sleeps away I thought I would share with you a little recipe I've been making for my good self lately! This sugar scrub costs practically nothing to make and you've probably already got the ingredients lying around the house, so whip up a few jars and keep 'em handy for unexpected guests over the Christmas period and to show of your creative prowess! Ingredients 1/4 cup pink Himalayan crystal salt 1 cup raw sugar 5-10 drops rose hip oil 5-8 drops peppermint oil 1/4 cup coconut oil Method Grind up the salt so that you've got small, but not powdery granules. Add to a bowl with the...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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