The most important thing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒฟโœจ
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(via @kevinfarzad)

The most important thing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒฟโœจ...

vegan & ethical at-home manicure essentials featuring some of my favorite colors from @kesterblack ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฟ
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From left to right:
๐˜˜๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ป - Greyed Purple Nail Polish
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ข - Sandy Pale Pink Nail Polish
๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ - Blush Pink Nail Polish
๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ - Hazy Blush Nail Polish
๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜•๐˜ถ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ - Rose Nude Nail Polish
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๐ŸŒธ Kester Black is a high-performing, ethical & sustainable beauty brand! All of their products are:
๐Ÿ’— 100% vegan + cruelty-free
๐Ÿ’— 10-Free nail polish formula
๐Ÿ’— water permeable & breathable nail polish
๐Ÿ’— beautiful & thoughtful packaging using recyclable materials
๐Ÿ’— manufactured in small batches to minimize wastage
๐Ÿ’— the first beauty brand in the world to be B Corp certified
๐Ÿ’— all products are manufactured in Australia
๐Ÿ’— office uses renewable energy and is paperless
๐Ÿ’— carbon-neutral; carbon footprint is zero! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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#kesterblack #kesterblackcolour #mykesterblack #gifted

vegan & ethical at-home manicure...

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and I hope you are too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ #alonetogether
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๐šƒ๐š’๐š–๐šŽ๐šœ ๐š–๐šŠ๐šข ๐š‹๐šŽ ๐š๐š˜๐šž๐š๐š‘, ๐š‹๐šž๐š ๐šœ๐š˜ ๐šŠ๐š›๐šŽ ๐šข๐š˜๐šž.
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(๐Ÿ“ธ via @theeverygirl)

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and...

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ (๐Ÿ“ธ via @gabbois)
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I actually wouldn't be surprised if they started making vegan ice cream out of cauliflower soon! ๐Ÿ˜ฌโœจ๐ŸŒฑ

๐•–๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•„๐•†โ„๐”ผ ๐•ก๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•ค ๐Ÿฅฌ ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™˜๐™ง๐™ช๐™š๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™ฎ-๐™›๐™ง๐™š๐™š โœฆ
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(๐Ÿ“ท via @theveggiest)

โœฆ ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ, ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™™, ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™...

If youโ€™re new to vegan beauty or makeup, I highly recommend giving a seasonal subscription service, like @vegancuts Makeup Box a try! ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŒปโœจ
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Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
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Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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๐ŸŒผ you get to experiment and try new vegan products and brands!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s cheaper than buying each product on their own โ€” you get full-size products (not dinky samples), usually over $100+ in value but you only pay $37-$55. The price depends on where itโ€™s being shipped to (US, Canada, or International) and the length of the subscription.
๐ŸŒผ in addition to all of the products being cruelty-free and vegan, theyโ€™re also natural and non-toxic.
๐ŸŒผ you get to customize the box and pick colors that suit you best!
๐ŸŒผ itโ€™s a seasonal subscription so youโ€™ll be sent products that go with the change in season and weather.
๐ŸŒผ do good while looking good โ€” partial proceeds from each Vegancuts Spring Makeup Box goes towards Wildlife Victoria rescue in Australia to help animals affected by the horrific bush fires.
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๐ŸŒฟ Use #Vegancuts Coupon Code: 'ETHICALELEPHANT' to receive $5 OFF your order.

If youโ€™re new to vegan...

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any recommendations for low or zero-waste + vegan skincare brands? โœจ
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(illustration ๐ŸŽจ via @nicolajanecreative)

Sunday mood ใ€ฐ๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Got any...

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ Weโ€™re in this together ๐Ÿ’– (๐Ÿ“ธ via @glitterguide)

You are not alone ใ€ฐ๏ธ...

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง Now more than ever, they need our support. You can always show your support without spending๐Ÿ’ฒby leaving them a review, liking, commenting, sharing their posts, or just simply sending them an encouraging note during these uncertain times. ๐ŸŒฟ Show some of your vegan businesses some love by TAGGING @ them in the comments! โฌ‡๏ธ
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Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
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๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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Community is everything, and in these uncertain times, we need it more than ever. Thatโ€™s why we have launched the Support Vegan Business Hub; a space to help vegan businesses with key information, news and resources to safeguard their businesses through this pandemic. Weโ€™ll be sharing resources to help businesses, as well as ways that we can all support our vegan traders at this time. Stay tuned for lots of information as this progresses over on thebrightclub.co โšก๏ธ

โšก๏ธŽ ๐™Ž๐™๐™‹๐™‹๐™Š๐™๐™ ๐™‘๐™€๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™‰ ๐˜ฝ๐™๐™Ž๐™„๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐™Ž โœง...

Please read till the end ๐ŸŒฟ I recently bought these plant-based scour pads from @fullcircle, they're made from walnut shells and non-toxic materials ๐Ÿงฝ They work almost as good as plastic/synthetic scour pads and does the job of gently removing most dirt while not scratching my pans โญ๏ธ They were also made in Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ and Full Circle is certified B Corporation with a commitment to reduce their environmental impact, claiming their products use less energy and emit fewer greenhouse gases in production. ๐ŸŒฑ This all sounded great, which was why I bought them as I wanted a plastic-free and compostable alternative -- BUT, upon further research.. their website states their walnut shell scour pads are made of: Walnut shells AND recycled plastic! ๐Ÿ˜” Making them actually NOT compostable.
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Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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On the surface, these may be a better option than other synthetic scour pads or sponges on the market as it's made from *recycled* plastic but I totally fell for the greenwashing here. Yes -- I, too make mistakes! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I'm posting this mishap of mine to show you that living sustainably is a journey, and lessons will be learned along the way. This has taught me to do more research than just reading the product's packaging or an online retailer's product description before buying... And now that I know better, I can do better! ๐ŸŒฟ
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๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Eco-Friendly Personalized Gift Ideas

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There is no greater feeling than opening a present and finding the item was specially made just for you, making it truly a one-of-a-kind gift! That’s why I love to gift custom and personalized products with either the receiver’s name, initials or an inside joke that we share that is engraved, embossed, or stamped on the item.

I find that Etsy is a great place to shop for unique, handmade and personalized gifts that are eco-friendly and thoughtfully-made. In this post, I’m collaborating with Etsy to share with you some of my favourite eco-friendly items that can be personalized for gifting or treating yourself to something special!

Personalized Christmas & Holiday Decor

The holidays are such a special time of the year and to make it even more special, you can personalize some of your holiday decor to include your name, initials, family name, or gift them and include the receiver’s name!

These reusable cotton bags are such a creative alternative to wasteful Christmas crackers. And the fact that they’re personalized make them way better than traditional Christmas crackers. Reuse them next year or the receiver can reuse them all year round to store small items.

Add a special touch to your ornaments this year with this personalized wooden star ornament. The Scandinavian-inspired design is simple and elegant making it the perfect accessory to decorate your cozy home and it can be used year after year!

I love the look and style of these farmhouse Christmas stockings with cozy neutral colors and rich textures. They’re made with 100% linen and canvas lining making them an eco-friendly Christmas tradition. To personalize them, you can add a rustic letter affixed to the wreath and hung from a linen loop that just slips right over the tab of the stocking.


Personalized Bags & Accessories

I’m a sucker for custom bags and accessories. It makes me feel so special that I have this one-of-kind item that was made specially for me.

This quilted velvet personalized cosmetics bag looks and feels luxurious! It’s the perfect accessory to store and organize your everyday essentials. The personalized embroidered initials on the bag itself is so chic and makes it look really expensive, but this cosmetic bag is only $10!

There’s also this personalized matching tote and cosmetic bag set that I adore. The bags are made from cotton canvas making them super lightweight but durable so you can reuse and carry these bags to work or on your travels time after time!

For the men on your gift-giving list, this eco-friendly vegan personalized slim wallet is practical as it is sophisticated and stylish. The wallet is made from apple leather, wood leather, and cupro satin (made from cotton waste). You can add a personalized embossing of the receiver’s initials at no additional cost.


Personalized & Practical Gifts

I like to gift practical gifts where the receiver will get a lot of uses out of them and by personalizing these items with the receiver’s name gurantees they won’t ever lose them!

Gift this chic personalized water bottle that can be reused for any occasion. Customize it with the receiver’s name or initials printed on the bottle for a thoughtful gift exchange.

Traditional Tupperwares are no match compared to this personalized engraved bamboo lunch box. Not only will it carry your lunch but it’s eco-friendly too where the base is made from bamboo fibre and the lid is made from solid natural bamboo which has a pleasant look to it.

I love this wooden mobile phone speaker that can be personalized to include the receiver’s initials or name. It’s made from sustainable reclaimed walnut and has such a unique and interesting finish that’ll have everyone asking about it.


Personalized Gifts for The Little Ones

Kids are given lots of toys this time of year and to make sure yours stand out amongst the rest, personalized toys are the way to go! They also make for some treasured keepsakes.

These personalized princess wooden blocks made with sustainable birch wood make a unique and thoughtful gift for the little sweet princess in your life. They are fully customizable where you can pick any design, phrases, or names to be printed on each block.

I love the idea of a custom-made and personalized Children’s book featuring the special little someone in your life! It’s such a unique, fun, and interactive gift that will be sure to make any child smile.

This wooden, natural hand-crafted baby elephant rattle is a perfect gift for newborns and expecting parents. The rattle can be personalized with baby stats or other short greetings. It’s made with birch wood from EU sustainable forests.


Personalized Stocking Stuffers

Stocking stuffers can become quite wasteful and full of excessive packaging but these small personalized eco-friendly gifts will reduce unnecessary waste and also your consumer footprint overtime.

Reusable straws are so hot right now but check out this set that also includes a personalized straw bag so that the receiver can carry their eco-friendly and reusable straws wherever they go!

Have a super special place to put your words and thoughts or give as a very personal and thoughtful gift this Holiday with these personalized eco-friendly notebooks. Available in 2 sizes and in multiple colors to choose from. The elegant covers are handmade and handpainted with cotton paper from the textile industry’s waste and the pages inside are a lovely thick recycled cartridge paper.

An eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush makes for a perfect gift as we need a new one every 3 months and opting for a plastic-free toothbrush helps to keep plastic out of landfills. So why not personalize it by engraving the receiver’s name on the handle to make it a truly unique gift that they’ll even want to use it every day!

What are some of your favorite items on this list?


Disclaimer: This post was part of a sponsored opportunity. I received free products and/or payment in return for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are always 100% my own.

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