As I write this, it’s the final day of a little mini-break to Lisbon, that I arranged for Mr Green V’s 30th birthday! I’ve travelled a lot over the past year, mostly to do with work, so it was quite a novelty to have a proper holiday, with no laptop (!!) and no meetings. I’m usually extremely busy and always on the go, so this has been the perfect pause in the most beautiful surroundings. It’s no secret that I hate winter, I suffer from SAD, and with an olive skin tone and North African roots, I need a hearty… View Post

As we look to 2018, a lot of us want to start the new year with a change, and it’s fantastic to see so many people have signed up to take part in Veganuary for the first month of the year. I wanted to share this article that I wrote for Vegan Food & Living Magazine as I think it offers some practical help for those of us who want to do a little more for the vegan movement. I’d love to hear your thoughts, so do comment below! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year’s Eve, and all the… View Post

Winter is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but my skin gets rather dry at this time of year. My face can always be relied upon to be oily – all year round, whatever the weather, the skin on my arms and legs, however, do not have that pleasure. Do you ever find that central heating is really drying? I do. Even though my face isn’t dry per se, it hasn’t been feeling its best – and I think it’s because of frequent flying, heating and the horrible cold weather. The lovely people over at Skintifique got in… View Post

Guys – I have something really exciting to share with you. When I was back in the UK I had the chance to try out two meals from the very kind peeps over at Mindful Chef – and I was not disappointed! Mindful Chef is a food box company with a difference. The team is dedicated to providing amazing meals that not only taste delicious, but are free from refined carbs and dairy. Oh, and all meals are gluten-free too! Although there are meat/fish options available, a great deal of the offerings are 100% vegan! What is also really cool… View Post

I’m so excited to share with you some wonderful news. I’ve partnered up with the lovely people over at Safe Haven for Donkeys in the Holy Land and I’ll be donating 10% of the profits made from the items sold in The Green V Shop!   I first encountered Safe Haven in December 2015 when my Uncle and his partner gifted me a letter saying they had donated enough money to feed a donkey for a week as part of my present. Last year they sponsored a donkey for a whole year from the sanctuary, and I’m happy to say… View Post

I’m excited to continue my Petits Délices series after a little break, and what better way to reintroduce it than with my recent trip to Berlin! In case you didn’t know, Berlin is one hell of a cool city. It’s seriously über cool, and I absolutely love it. I’m currently writing a series of vegan travel guides and as part of my research I’m heading to some of the most fantastic cities in Europe to discover their vegan scenes and what they have to offer on the eco and sustainability front – all, of course, with a touch of luxury… View Post

You don’t have to be a detective to realise that I enjoy a nude lip. Occasionally I’ll flirt with a darker or more reddish lipstick (like this gorgeous one from Guilty Free which I reviewed here) but most of the time I tend to stick to what I feel suits me best.Recently, I was very kindly sent the Lippy Girl Vegocentric lipstick in shade Schmoopy from the organic and natural beauty distributors, Botanical Brands. Let me start off by saying, if you’re after that mysterious ‘your lips but better’ shade, then this is the post for you. Not only does this… View Post

The latest episode from The Green V Bites Back is now available on iTunes! Search for “The Green V Bites Back” in the Podcast app or click here. You can also listen via Soundcloud here. In this episode I have a co-host – the wonderful Mr Green V and we’re talking about Carnage, the mockumentary about a vegan Great Britain, set in 2067. It’s available on BBC iPlayer here (oh, and you have to watch it – it is fantastic!). Next, we move on to talking about my upcoming book, The Contemporary Vegan, as we explore why I want to write… View Post

I really enjoyed doing the Facebook Live today on my current favourite skincare products! I think I’ll do a few more focusing on different topics – so please let me know what you’d like to hear about. Next time I’ll talk about vegan make-up. You can watch the full video on Facebook here. As promised, all the items mentioned in my video can be found below: Cleanser: B Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes – Superdrug.  Paula’s Choice Pore Normalizing Cleanser  (international shipping available as they are based in NL) Gentle Cleanse Melt (normal, sensitive, combination skin) – Botanicals  (International shipping available,… View Post

Back in my non-vegan days, I was a bit of a fake tan addict – Fake Bake to be precise. However, after making the switch to vegan and cruelty-free products, and becoming lazy when it came to tanning, I stopped with the faux glow (oh, no). To be honest, as I am half Tunisian, I’m not exactly pale anyway, but my face has always been a couple of shades lighter than the rest of me… strange I know, and annoying. Anyway, I digress. A month or so ago I decided I needed to be browner – it makes you look… View Post