Vegan gift guide advent calendar – Belated 6th, 7th, 8th + 9th Dec

Ok, so I was a bit too busy over the weekend to do the advent calendar posts, as I was busy shopping for actual Christmas presents. To make up for it, I’m going to be doing  bumper post of various products that I found at Superdrug, all which would make perfect presents and are suitable for vegans. There’s a mix of skincare, make up and perfumes here, but I couldn’t take pictures of all the products that were available. All the products below are vegan and there are many more products that are vegan in each range. However, not every range is 100% vegan as some are only vegetarian, so make sure to double check before making a purchase.

On we go.

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Vegan advent calendar 3rd Dec – vegan gift guide @ Lush

I gave a brief introduction of my aims of this vegan blog post advent calendar advent calendar on 1st December. I hope it will be of use to vegans and non-vegans alike. I’m hoping to suggest easy ways to make Christmas more vegan friendly and also highlight some great products that could be bought as gifts for vegans or by vegans. I know I always get asked what I want for Christmas by non-vegans who are just stumped about what to buy me, a vegan, as the usual fall back of chocolate is (they assume) out of the window.  You can already check out my posts on actual vegan advent calendars and vegan mince for mince pies or presents, by clicking on the links for 1st Dec and 2nd Dec.

Vegan advent calendar

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The Vegan Kind – 1st box review


Some of you lovely people may remember when I posted about The Vegan Kind last month. Well, I did subscribe and their first box arrived at my door a few days ago. Yay! For those that don’t remember, The Vegan Kind is a monthly vegan lifestyle subscription box, that sends you lots of different vegan goodies to sample.

Moving on to the box. This month I was sent some lovely sweets from Goodygoodstuff, QI tea sample, soap nut samples, miso bouillon, a recipe for vegan leek and potato soup by Vegan Vox, The Vegg vegan egg replacer, Salt of the earth vegan deodorant and a cute badge  by Koolbadges.


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Vegan on the highstreet – Cosmetics and Skincare

There are some amazing vegan cosmetic products available here in the UK. A wide variety of these are available online and hopefully I’ll be covering some of these in other posts, but for now I’d just like to focus on vegan products available in actual brick and mortar shops on the high street. This is not a comprehensive list and it will be updated frequently (I’m always trying new brands, especially UK based companies), but here are just a few of my favourites.

bold = companies with some or all products made in the UK, based on information provided on each website. Where no information was found, or no products are made in the UK, text is  in italics only.

Amie – I use their matte finish moisturiser on days when I don’t want something too heavy.  Available at Waitrose, John Lewis and occasionally at Boots.

B. – Clearly labelled vegetarian or vegan. Available at Superdrug

Barry M – Mainly vegan (check out the list of non vegan products here). Super awesome shades of nail polish. Also available in Superdrug and Boots.

Dr. Organic – majority of their products are vegan and are labelled as such. I love the Rose Otto serum. Available at Holland and Barrett

Good Things – I love their face wash. Available at Boots, Tesco and Sainsbury’s

GOSH cosmetics – some vegan products (list coming soon) – available at Superdrug

Green People – wide range of vegan skincare and some make up. You can see their vegan products here. Available at Wholefoods and other health food shops. Contact them for your nearest stockist.

Inika – 100% vegan. John Lewis, Wholefoods (mainly in London :()

Lush – Yes, Lush do make up now, as well as bath and skincare products! Some vegan options, nicely labelled so you don’t have to remember. Find your nearest shop here

Neals Yard Remedies – Skincare and make up. They have their own shops (locations here) or you can find them in John Lewis, Fenwicks or select Boots in Scotland and Wales. They also have many other stockists around the UK (see here)

Weleda – large selection of vegan skincare (list). Stocked at Boots.

What are your favourite vegan cosmetic and skincare brands?  Are they stocked in the shops, or do you have to buy them online? Would you prefer to buy online or from high street shops and department stores? Tell me your thoughts 🙂

Join | TheVeganKind | The UK’s First Monthly Lifestyle Subscription Box for Vegans

I used to use Amarya’s tailored vegan box which had a hefty price tag on it, due to its personalised nature. I later found out that some of the products I had been sent weren’t even vegan. Needless to say, I wouldn’t be renewing my subscription.

That’s why I’m so excited to hear about a new vegan lifestyle box via twitter. TheVeganKind box with food, accessories, recipes, cosmetics etc sounds brilliant. I’m definitely considering signing up for their first box next month.

Join | TheVeganKind | The UK’s First Monthly Lifestyle Subscription Box for Vegans.

Has anyone else ever subscribed to a monthly box? What did you think of it?

Edit: You can now see my post on their first box here