TheVeganKind #9

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


I haven't reviewed my last two The Vegan Kind boxes, you may of realised I wasn't really blogging but now I'm back on track, I'm sharing with you the TVK9 box, whaaat, insane that it's been so long already.

Pure hazelnut chocolate bar, yum. This was my favourite out of the box if I'm honest. Nut heaven for me and perfect, gluten free chocolate - absolutely divine.

From the creator of the #veganhour Twitter hashtag, this is Anne-Marie the founder of Heavenly Organics unique product. Shake the tub well beforehand, take a heaped teaspoon for short hair, bit more for longer hair. Then add a bit of water to form a paste and massage into the hair. I tend to part my hair into 4 sections and massage into the roots as when I rinse the hair, it runs down the hair shaft regardless.

The first time I had coconut water was in Jamaica when I was 6 and I didn't favour it and since then I've never touched coconut water. Yet I decided to try this - I gave some to my nan to ask her well known knowledge of how fresh coconut water should taste as this says it's as fresh as you'd get from the coconut and she agreed. She loved it, so 20 years later I tasted it once again and to be honest, it's not so bad. I noticed the last few years coconut water has become the 'new water' to drink.

As soon as I opened this the smell reminded me of those bacon crips, Frazzles. It certainly carries that smoked smell of those and only tastes like coconut once it's been bitten into. Even though I didn't mind the water or even the scent of coconut, I didn't favour these as much.

Here's another gluten free product but this one is free from nuts. You can have this as a cereal bar or even as a snack. It has a chocolate topping - I'm never too much of a fan of cereal bars.

I'm a juicing fan, it's the best way my body finds to boosts weight loss. Wheatgrass shots I've heard about for quite a while, it's loved by many. I've personally never tried it and even had to find a way to include Kale within my juicing (that I now love) so I'm looking forward to trying this and seeing if Wheatgrass will become a favourite for me. Known to be a powerful detoxifier and protect the heart and liver, it can help endurance during exercise a help build red blood cells, boosting your immune system and stimulate your thyroid glands.

All in all not a bad box, once again with a variation of snacks and a beauty product. I'm hoping one day they may find an alternative for cheese, that'll put me on my Vegan course so easy if that could happen. Plus it helped me to realise, coconut water isn't that bad after all.

What do you think of this box?

Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation Review + FOTD

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It's been very humid in the UK over the last week, amongst the night time thunderstorms this heat hasn't been pleasant and wearing make-up isn't as pleasurable when your trying to stop it from melting down your face. Oxygenetix is a foundation that allows you to wear your face in this heat...

Bronzed Peacock

Saturday, July 19, 2014

O.k. so it's not a full blown peacock, it's just a pop of colour on the lower lash line that just gives a classic pin-up look a nice change for the Summer (or anytime)

The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Body Shop Fijian Water Lotus collection has launched this week. This collection is comprised of 6 pieces, including such favourites as their body butters and eau de toilette. Here I have 3 pieces to share with you.

I normally prefer their body butters to work into my skin but this Body Lotion 250ml £10.00 is quite perfect for the warmer climate as it's light and almost watery, so it feels cooling onto the skin, it carries a fresh scent and I found it easy to rub in without any greasy residue.

This Perfume Oil 15ml £7.50 truly hits the spot, I've never tried a perfume oil before and this carries a strong scent of the notes that make up this scent, mandarin and litsea but it doesn't contain the Fijian water flower extract. These remind me of the classic women of the past, dabbing the perfume behind the neck and pulse points. You don't need a lot, mind. Hit those key spots and your good to go.

Fijian Water Lotus Eau De Toilette 50ml £16.00, I must say I do like their EDT, there's handy bag friendly to me due to the slimline bottle. This has a lighter scent than the oil that's included in the collection. Making it suitable for daily daytime wear this Summer.

Are you interested in picking up anything from the Fijian Water Lotus Collection?