My heart just exploded like the Grinch's!
This year I became completely obsessed (well as obsessed as I generally become) with Starbuck’s soy chai latte. However, this can be an expensive habit and attempts to concoct an at home version failed. Incidentally I discovered another wonderful and simple hot beverage while traveling on the West Coast. I was staying at a B&B which offered a large selection of tea 24/7. One morning, I brewed up peppermint tea, added a sprinkle of sugar, and a splash of coconut milk…et voila! I know! I know! Simple, unoriginal, and I love it.
I believe I discovered these amazing lipbalms by reading a vegnews article on must have vegan products. This truly is a must have product. I purchased the intensely moisturizing Night Treatment Balm and Black Cherry Tinted Balm. The Night Treatment Balm, on top of being the most moisturizing lip balm I’ve ever put on my lips, is organic, vegan, and has a heavenly scent of “blue chamomile vanilla.” The cherry balm has a nice subtle tint. I liked to use it while flying because it is moisturizing in the dry, gross airplane air and helps add a bit of color to my face. Downside: I wish they had SPF protection and then they would be perfect. [Link]
Elf’s Mineral Infused Mascara
I have finally found my new favorite mascara. I wore this everyday on my trip and I don’t think I’ll every switch to another formulation now. It creates a very Downton Abbey eye by providing obvious definition and lengthening of lashes while keeping a natural look. It was pretty easy to build up as well if necessary plus it is amazingly inexpensive. Downside: I'm checking on whether this product is vegan now since a few of its ingredients can be both animal and plant derived. [Link]
Pumpkin and Poppy’s Lady of Light Highlighter
This was included in my first purchase from Kristy’s amazing makeup company. I really love this highlighter since it is very natural, easy to use, and is vegan! I was slightly nervous about the color because I am so pale but I find it to be very flattering. I can’t imagine getting ready in the morning without this product now. [Link]