The most important thing ๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒฟโœจ
(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
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
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
#kesterblack #kesterblackcolour #mykesterblack #gifted

vegan & ethical at-home manicure...

Hanging in there ๐ŸŒฟ and I hope you are too. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ #alonetogether
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.
(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)
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
(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
Every 3 months, youโ€™ll receive a box full of vegan makeup delivered right to your doorstep ๐Ÿ“ฆ
Reasons to subscribe to #VegancutsMakeupBox:
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.
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
(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
Some of my cherished vegan businesses ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป @siennabyronbay @nclabeauty @motd_cosmetics @nolaskinsentials @kesterblack @inikaorganic @elatecosmetics
๐Ÿ“ธ Also, be sure to check out ใ€ฐ๏ธ @brightzine ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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 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.
Ahh yes, I should have done more research before buying and also, why wasn't recycled plastic listed on their packaging!?
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
๐ŸŒป What eco-friendly or plastic-free sponges do u recommend?

Please read till the end...

Vegan Etsy Gift Ideas – From or For Vegans

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I am collaborating with Etsy again to bring a little Eco-Holiday cheer to this year’s festivities! Last month, I highlighted some amazing ethical and sustainable home decor and hosting essentials that you can find on Etsy.

Etsy is an incredible online marketplace where you can find lots of handmade, unique, and personalized products from around the world, which is why they make for some thoughtful, one-of-kind gifts this holiday season.

But browsing and sifting through Etsy’s infinite options can be a little overwhelming so I’m here to help you out with a round-up of some of my favorite vegan gift ideas sold on Etsy!

Whether you’re a vegan or you’re looking for a gift to give to a vegan friend, family member, co-worker, or secret Santa, there’s something for everyone on your list here!

Vegan Shirts

I absolutely love buying vegan shirts from Etsy! They have an endless selection of designs to choose from, whether you’re looking for funny vegan shirts, cute + minimalist styles, or unique and creative illustrations. You’ll definitely find a vegan shirt for the herbivore on your list at Etsy!

Friends Not Food Crop Top ($30) – A super cute and colorful design with a classic vegan slogan “Friends Not Food” printed on a comfortable oversized crop shirt using eco-friendly inks.

Mama Vegan Little Vegan Matching Set ($40) – This matching set is so adorable and would be a great gift for an expecting vegan mother. The set comes with an adult t-shirt and a choice of a baby bodysuit or infant size shirt.

Maybe Broccoli Doesn’t Like You Either ($25) – A funny and clever comeback to all the plant-haters! I love the low-key and minimalist style of this t-shirt.

Vegan Home Goods

I recently found some incredible unique vegan home goods and kitchen essentials on Etsy and thought they would make for some perfect gifts this Holiday season! Here are my top picks:

Personalized Vegan Treats Bowl ($16) – this is just too cute and would make the perfect unique gift for a vegan friend as you can personalize it to say their name or a nickname you share with them!

Funny Vegan Protein Coffee Mug ($21) – I laughed so hard when I saw this mug and I bet any vegan can relate to this meme. It’s hilarious, quirky, and would make an awesome gift.

Vegan Nooch Jar ($64) – Oh yes, a nutritional yeast aka Nooch jar is a necessity in just about every vegan’s kitchen and pantry. You can choose from a selection of colors and it can store up to 3 cups of nooch.

Vegan Bags

Vegan handbags and purses make for some great gifts as they’re practical, functional, and always in need to keep our busy lives organized while on-the-go! Etsy has some unique vegan bags that are handmade with love by independent designers so that you can feel good about supporting small shop owners while also not harming any animals!

Small Vegan Crossbody Bag + Clutch by Lee Coren ($65) – handmade with the softest vegan suede material, this bag comes with a removal gold chain so it can easily be transformed from a compact crossbody into a convenient clutch.

Vegan Leather Backpack by LeBante ($145) – perfect for everyday needs and traveling, this vegan backpack is made with microfibre, polyurethane, recycled fabric, and recycled plastic bottles. All LeBante products are ethically made in a safe and ethical environment.

Eco-Vegan Tote Bag by Vegan Illustrated ($16) – this multi-purpose vegan message tote bag is made from 100% cotton and can be used to store and carry just about everything from school and work necessities, groceries, gym clothes, and more!

Vegan Accessories

I typically like to gift small accessories because they’re small in size, easier to wrap, and usually cost less than $40 but since going vegan, it’s harder to find quality and stylish fashion accessories that do not use leather or wool. Most durable belts and gloves are made from animal-derived leather and many scarves and hats use wool or cashmere.

Luckily, there’s a bunch of vegan accessories you can get on Etsy. In addition, most of them are handmade by independent and local makers! It’s a win-win for everyone!

Unisex Warm Scarf ($40) – ethically handmade in Berlin, Germany out of 100% organic cotton. It’s also fair-trade and made sustainably where there is no waste during production.

Reversible Cork Belt ($40) – consciously handmade with genuine cork fabric, a natural, renewable, and sustainable raw material. This vegan belt is also water-resistant and available in multiple styles for both men and women.

Kitty-Ear Vegan Hat ($24) – handmade with love and acrylic yarn, a vegan-friendly wool alternative. This adorable cat ear hat is purr-fect for all animal-lovers!

Vegan Gift Baskets

If you’re looking for vegan gift baskets or sets, look no further because Etsy has lots of bundles of vegan goodies all gift wrapped and ready for you to gift! All that’s left for you to do is to simply choose the gift box set of your choice! There are lots to browse through from vegan skincare gift sets to vegan food gift baskets to a variety lifestyle set that includes a mix of everything. Here are some of my faves:

Vegan Lifestyle Gift Set ($27) – this is an all-encompassing vegan set that includes a hand-screened printed cotton t-shirt, a ‘Vegan’ eco-shopping tote, a set of 4 vegan badges, a vegan necklace, and 3 bags of vegan candies. You can customize and personalize this gift set by choosing the design and color of the shirt, as well as, a selection of vegan badge designs.

Vegan Soap Gift Box ($41) – this bath gift set includes six 100% natural and vegan bars of soaps for face and body. The soaps are handcrafted with cleansing and moisturizing plant butters and oils, essential oils, and botanical extracts.

Vegan Snack Gift Basket ($31) – tell someone they’re lookin’ like a snack with this vegan snack gift box which includes 10 premium handpicked delicious samplings of vegan snacks and treats including chips, bars, cookies, jerky and fruit snacks.

Vegan Holiday Cards

I find that Etsy has the best vegan Christmas-themed Holiday cards! They’re all so funny with the cutest illustrations. Whether you’re looking for a card for a vegan friend or you may be vegan yourself and looking for a comedic way to spread the holiday cheer, Etsy has a variety of greeting cards to choose from.

You can also personalize them! Whether you want a personalized message in the card, want it shipped directly to the receiver, or just want a blank card sent to you first. The choice is yours!

Avo Merry Christmas ($4) – This punny card will have anyone giggling because who doesn’t love avocados?!

Santa wants oat milk with a side of dark chocolate vegan cookies this year ($4) – I second that! As a fellow vegan, I would totally get this card to hand out!

This Christmas instead of a present, I’ll let you talk about being vegan for ten whole minutes ($4) – I love this card, it’s hilarious yet endearing at the same time!

I hope I was able to give you some gift ideas for the vegan or plant-based warrior in your life! I’d love to know, which of these items caught your eye? Or if you’re a fellow vegan, which of these items are on your wishlist?

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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โ€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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