All posts tagged: vegan

Inspirational Vegan: James Aspey

James Aspey is one of Australia’s best known vegans.  Having beaten cancer, he decided to get healthy and went vegetarian. His journey led him to become vegan, and to his Voiceless365 campaign for which he took a year’s vow of silence in support of voiceless animals. Here he tells us about his journey and life as a vegan and animal rights activist. Tell us how and why you decide to go vegan? I decided to go vegan when I realised that by being vegetarian I was still paying people to exploit, mutilate, torture and slaughter animals for foods and products I could easily do without. Contributing to such cruelty was far from the kind, peaceful, compassionate person I strive to be. Once I was convinced I could be healthy as a vegan (in fact, healthier!) there was nothing left to it but to do it. And it’s easily one of the best things I’ve ever done. Pretty much every vegan I’ve ever spoken to agrees. What does being vegan mean to you?  Being vegan is the most …

Rawvana’s raw vegan recipe

For health, happiness and vitality Raw food YouTube celebrity and Insta-star, Rawvana shares her journey to a healthier way of living and we love her! Check out her awesome vegan cauliflower tacos recipe here. San Diego resident, Rawvana, aka Yovana Mendoza is a Mexican-American vegan and raw food advocate who started her journey towards health, happiness and vitality through a two-week detox program in 2013. She never looked back! Find out more about Rawvana: http://rawvana.com/ *********   Versión en español  Rawvana y su Receta Crudivegana para la Salud, Felicidad y Vitalidad   Rawvana quien es toda una celebridad vegana en You Tube, nos comparte cómo es que empezó su camino hacia un estilo de vida más sano. Encuentra su deliciosa receta de tacos de coliflor aquí.   Yovana Mendoza mejor conocida como Rawvana, es residente de San Diego, California de origen México-Americano y es promotora de la alimentación crudivegana, ella empezó el cambio hacia una vida de salud, felicidad y vitalidad a través de un sistema de desintoxicación de 2 semanas que empezó en el año 2013, ¡desde …

Inspirational Woman: Carly Schroeder

Actress Carly Schroeder (25) has been in the spotlight since the age of 3, starring in advertising roles as well as in TV shows, such as Port Charles and General Hospital, Dawson’s Creek and Lizzie McGuire and several films.  She’s a vegan, animal activist and extreme sports advocate, who spends much of her time climbing mountains as a free solo climber, when she’s not running marathons or in the water surfing or paddle boarding.  Here she shares her health and beauty secrets. What does being naturally beautiful mean to you? I’m an actress/model and I’m a free solo climber (no ropes) so, I’ve learned that “actress/model pretty” is never natural!  Natural is when I’m rock climbing. You can’t have a ton of makeup on with all the sweat and dirt and rocks falling at you. Natural beauty is the color of your eyes, the sun-kissed glow of your skin, the flushed lip color with a big smile. A little cover up, Chapstick and waterproof mascara never hurt though haha 😉 What is/are your healthy diet secrets? I’m …

Makeup “How To” with Emmily Banks

How to get the look with Sophie Raper from Astrid & Atticus BASE Moisturise with your favourite natural skincare to hydrate skin. Lightly apply and blend Ere Perez Oatmilk Foundation “Medium” to entire face. Blend Ere Perez Versatile Vanilla Highlighter Falling Star into cheek bones, down centre of nose and Cupid’s bow. HOT TIP – Use the same foundation brush to blend highlighter, the residue left of brush will help the highlighter to blend into skin and appear more natural. CHEEKS Apply Ere Perez Pure Rice Powder in “My Blush” underneath cheek bones to create contour. Softly press and blend “Healthy” Ere Perez Clever Carrot Cheek & Lip Balm onto apples of cheeks HOT TIP – Use fingers to apply the Cheek & Lip Balm, the warmth of your hands will help cream product to blend.   EYES Build Ere Perez Creative Chamomile Eye Duo “Very Important” in brown along lash line and blend out towards outer corner of eyes Apply Ere Perez Creative Chamomile Eye Duo “It’s a Girl” towards centre of eye and underneath …

Vegan vs. Cruelty Free Makeup

What’s the difference? Good question! Vegan is a lifestyle choice that many people simply associate with diet – that’s to say the idea that being vegan means not eating anything to do with animals. And that is true of people who choose to be vegan in terms of what they eat. But veganism has a lot more to it. To be truly vegan, you basically don’t have anything to do with animal-derived products in any way – and animals include every living creature, not just the furry kind…not in food, cosmetics, toiletries, clothes, shoes, homewares or household products. All vegan cosmetics will be Cruelty Free by virtue of the fact they’ve not had anything to do with any animal products or derivatives at any point in their manufacture. But not all cosmetics and beauty products that are certified Cruelty Free are vegan. They may not have tested on animals at any point in their process, but if their ingredients include anything that is derived from animals, e.g. honey, beeswax or goat’s milk for example, they …