I am a huge Tints of Nature fan, I honestly love their products and have been using them consistently for a while now (read my other review of their hair dye, shampoo and conditioner here). So when I was offered the chance to try out their new dry shampoo I jumped at the opportunity! I’ve been doing a fair bit of travelling recently as I’ve been researching the best vegan-friendly locations for my book and series of guidebooks and one of the things I found annoying was the fact that my usual dry shampoo was too big to carry on… View Post

I’ve always been one to enjoy a glass of bubbles, whether it be champagne, prosecco or cava, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about sipping on a cold glass of something special as you relax after a busy day, or enjoy a catch up with friends. Sadly there are some wines and sparkling wines that are not vegan-friendly, which is particularly annoying. So when I found out that Thomson & Scott’s Skinny Prosecco not only offers just 7g of sugar per litre (compared to the standard 12-12.5g) but is also suitable for vegans, I just had to try some. I… View Post

I’m a little bit in love. I have to admit, I’ve always struggled to find decent, reasonably priced products that are vegan and cruelty-free here in Belgium, which is why if you ever see me on the Eurostar from the UK I’ve usually got a tonne of Superdrug’s B range items with me, and other new products that I want to try out.. There are of course bio shops here that have a selection of suitable items, but they always seem to be really expensive, or (dare I say it) not very good. When I was contacted by the lovely… View Post

    Two words. VEGAN HALLOUMI. Yes, for actual years have I been dreaming of this becoming a reality. I used to love halloumi as a veggie, and (no judgement please) I kind of missed it, especially at summer time. I’d heard a rumour on the vegan street that the amazing people over at Violife were apparently working on a Mediterranean style offering, and I’m VERY happy to say it now exists. I was kindly sent over some cheesy samples to try out. I also got sent some of the Violife Blu, which will appear in a separate post, so… View Post

Last night Mr Green V and I fancied a little treat and decided to have dinner out. As we live in downtown Brussels, the vegan options can be a little limited, which means we often end up going to the same 5 or 6 places if we just want to eat locally. I still spend a lot of time in the UK and it always strikes me as really strange coming back to Belgium and finding that often some restaurants just don’t really care about offering vegan food, or sometimes even vegetarian food, and have a bad attitude when you… 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

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

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

The other weekend Mr Green V and I finally checked out MOK Speciality Coffee Roastery and Bar. It’s been on my radar for a while, as I heard on the vegan street that there was some tasty veg-friendly food to be had. It’s located near the canal, past Saint Catherine, on Rue Dansaert. It’s not really an area I’ve visited much, apart from indulging in a cocktail or two at Barbeton – which incidentally has tapas nights every Wednesday and Friday, and lots of it is vegan! The area in itself is certainly experiencing some TLC, and whilst there are… View Post