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  • Lifestyle

    Should You Take Supplements?

    A somewhat controversial question, especially in the wellness community. With a well-rounded plant-based diet, you don’t need any supplementation. Every vegan has heard this and most of us have probably said it. But let’s be honest, who eats a clean whole foods plant-based diet 100% of the time? Not me, I like my vegan junk food. Supplementation isn’t even a vegan problem. Omnivores, herbivores, and “clean-eaters” can all be susceptible to nutrient deficiencies. Here is a CDC report on nutrient deficiencies. I’ve talked about this a little in the past, but I wanted to do a separate post about vitamins/supplements. I used to never rely on supplements. I only relied…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    My Favorite Cruelty-Free and Organic Products

    This isn’t something I typically would post because I loathe shopping. But I haven’t posted about cruelty-free products in a while and I get questions so…here I am, writing about the products I use. I consider myself an ethical vegan, which means that I buy cruelty-free lifestyle and beauty products. If I can afford an organic option then I will also purchase that. It can get expensive, but buying online definitely helps. I also avoid buying makeup, so I save money there. All of these products I am going to share are affordable and add value to my life. Pin This ⇓♥ Deva Vitamins It’s usually difficult to find vitamins…

  • Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Minimal Hair Care Routine

    It’s been a long while since I have talked about anything beauty related. My beauty routines have minimized because I barely use products anymore. Partly because of my intentional lifestyle and partly because I am really low maintenance (AKA lazy). Surprisingly, I have received compliments on my hair lately. I have taken a minimal approach recently when it comes to my hair and I just wanted to share an updated hair care routine/products. Basically the routine part is just shampooing every few days. Last year, I was having a lot of scalp irritation and hair breakage. When this happened, I had to cut back on most products. That’s why I…

  • Veganism

    Vegan on a Budget

    I constantly hear people say that they don’t have enough money to eat healthier. They “can’t afford to be vegan”.  It’s actually a myth that healthy food is more expensive than junk food (unless you live in a food desert, which is a completely different issue). In the long run, whole plant foods are more affordable and way better for your health and the environment. It doesn’t have to be hard or expensive to eat plant-based. With the tips I provide you and a little planning, you will realize how easy it can be to adopt this lifestyle. Buy in season. If you prefer fresh produce (who doesn’t), buy fruits and…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    Sick During the Holidays

    During the holiday season, it seems like there are always a few unlucky individuals that get sick. This year, I was the unlucky person. A few days ago, I had a gross stomach virus. Fortunately, I got over it fairly quickly. I want to share some things that helped me and hopefully they will help you get healthy before Christmas parties/dinners. 1. Drink Fluids This is probably the most important (and obvious) step if you are sick. It is really common to become dehydrated from a stomach virus or other sickness. Drinking tons of water will restore balance to your body and will reduce fatigue. I became dehydrated from my…

  • Lifestyle,  Veganism

    Cruelty-Free Haul

    I’m all about the animals and I’m all about beauty products. I have recently tried some new products that are of course cruelty-free. I have been loving these products and they are also affordable! Maui Moisture Shampoo (Curly Hair) This shampoo has super simple ingredients and a lovely smell. My hair feels really clean after I use it and it nourishes my waves. Shea Moisture Problem Skin Facial Wash & Scrub I’ve used many Shea Moisture products. I had some hormonal breakouts and this face wash helped a lot. This product works great and is from a trustworthy and ethical company. Equate Pure Castile Soap This is basically the same…

  • Beauty,  Veganism

    iHerb Review

    I’m all about natural products. I’ve heard a lot about iHerb and I was always wanting to try it. I recently ran out of some beauty products and vitamins so I decided to finally browse iHerb. At first, I was a little overwhelmed by the website. There are so many products to choose from! The great thing is their website separates everything into categories and has a search option. It was incredibly easy to navigate through all of the supplements and beauty products. I was pleased with their selection of products, everything I looked at was natural and cruelty-free. Everything was also reasonably priced. Ordering was simple and I received…

  • Beauty,  Veganism

    How To Use Castor Oil

    Castor oil is a vegetable oil that comes from pressing the seeds of the Ricinus communis plant. This oil is commonly found in beauty products and pharmaceuticals. I mainly use castor oil for skin care, but my mom says that it can also be used for digestion. Listed below are a few ways I like to use castor oil! Hair Care/Hair Growth: You can add castor oil to your shampoo and conditioner. I like to make a hair mask with castor oil and leave it in for about 15 minutes and then rinse out. Also, mixing coconut oil and castor oil can improve hair growth. I like to mix the two together and…