Archive for 2014

July Petit Vour Vegan Beauty Box Review

It’s time to share my July Petit Vour beauty box haul! If you’re new to Petit Vour, it’s a monthly subscription box that comes loaded with mini samples (and often full-sized samples) from fancy, vegan and cruelty-free brands. This service...
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August 1, 2014By Leave A Comment!

Stellar Products for Your Vacation Dry-Out!

I went to Lake Tahoe last week for a lil’ getaway. We rented a boat and I stuffed myself and my kid in an inner tube so I didn’t have to move. To hell with swimming, I got dragged around in the water. I barbequed my skin (Sunny just told...
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Seri Naturals, Seriously Not My Jam

Imma tell you something that’s gonna shock you. I don’t like avocados. Yeah, I know. Go crazy. Lose your goddamn mind. I’ve been shocking people with this one for years. They are mushy and make me want to hurl. I can’t help it. I want...
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July 30, 2014By 3 Comments

SpaRitual: Organic, Ton-Toxic, Vegan Nail Polish

The following is a special guest post by Shelby Ricks.  I was shopping at Sephora looking for a vegan nail polish when I stumbled across SpaRitual. I saw these unique colors, and they looked so vibrant, I was interested in buying some. I asked...
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Manicure Monday: Lisa Nail Lacquer

Happy Mani Monday! I recently discovered Lisa Nail Lacquer polishes and fell madly in love! They’re all hella gorgeous, vegan, cruelty-free, non-toxic & made in the USA. WOOT! Today I’m rocking Lisa’s “Rise and Shine”...
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July 28, 2014By 3 Comments

This Week’s Vegan Beauty Picks

This is gonna be a quickie post because it’s Freitag, and I’m totally ready to eat some cake and then take a nap. If you’re like me, and you love to pamper yourself on the weekends, DIY home spa-style, pick up some of these...
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July 25, 2014By Leave A Comment!

Top 10 Smoothie Boosters

I LOVE (like, überly love) smoothies! Lemme tell ya why: they’re a great way to start the day (I’m talkin’ easy-peasy meal in a glass); they can help curb evil sugar cravings; smoothies are a great way to sneak leafy greens...
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July 24, 2014By Leave A Comment!

VBR Foodie Rave: Gracias Madre

I grew up in El Paso, Texas, so I luuuuuurve me some tasty-ass Mexican food! Unfortunately, Mexican food is a bit tricky to find vegan-style (oftentimes there’s lard in the chips, chicken broth in the rice, etc.). I’m super grateful...
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July 23, 2014By 8 Comments

Get Wild with Wild ReLeaf All-Natural Soaps!

   I’m not a huge bar soap fan. It gets goopy and slippery and always seems to leave a yucky residue. These concerns went out the bathroom window when I got my dirty paws on Wild ReLeaf soap. OMG, this stuff smells amazing. The Wild Crafted...
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July 22, 2014By 4 Comments

Manicure Monday: LVX Laguna

Happy Vegan & Cruelty-Free Manicure Monday! This week I’m rockin’ two coats of LVX‘s Laguna (part of their summer collection), which is a gorgeous creamy sky blue. I paired it with some floral nail wraps to complete this delicate...
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July 21, 2014By 2 Comments

12 Must-Buy Vegan Cookbooks

Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen (guilty), a fan of hearty “meaty” dishes (guilty), a health nut (occasionally guilty), or a sugar fiend (hella guilty), there’s a vegan cookbook just for you! I’ve compiled...
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July 18, 2014By 2 Comments

Pin Up Cosmetics Review

I love discovering new vegan beauty brands (hence VBR’s vbr-y-ness), and when I find products that are handmade and local, I get extra tingly, warm fuzzies. This is the case with Pin Up Cosmetics, an SF-based artisan natural and vegan...
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July 17, 2014By 2 Comments
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