Cookbook Spotlight – The New Vegan: Great Recipes, No-Nonsense Advice & Simple Tips by Aine Carlin

Cookbook Spotlight – The New Vegan by Aine Carlin

Going vegan can be a daunting prospect, but reading cookbooks like The New Vegan is a great way to start learning.

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Giveaway – Congrats to the Winner of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty Book

Giveaway – Congrats to the Winner of The Compassionate Chick's Guide to DIY Beauty – 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin & Hair Products

Time to announce a winner!

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Book Spotlight – The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty – 125 Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free Makeup, Skin & Hair Products

Book Spotlight – The Compassionate Chick's Guide to DIY Beauty

Did you know the average woman uses a dozen products containing 168 different ingredients which include phthalates (plasticisers), parabens (preservatives) and artificial fragrances? Yuck! Luckily, The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty by Sunny Subramanian is here with tips and recipes to help you say goodbye to those nasty ingredients and hello to crafting your own vegan beauty bliss.

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Newbie Vegan – Switching to Natural, Clean Beauty Products (And Some Homemade Ones, Too!)

Aside from the food part of my 30-day vegan challenge, I would like to talk about an aspect of the vegan and clean lifestyle that many people might not think about when first making the switch — what’s inside our everyday beauty products.

It sucks that most of the skin care, shampoo, makeup, etc. that we buy at the grocery store is made with chemicals that are harmful to our body. Plus, some are tested on animals. Because of this, I have recently made the switch to natural shampoo made with no sodium chloride, sulfates, dyes, harsh salts, parabens, or gluten!

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