Ecco Bella Review & Interview with Sally Malanga

The health and beauty market is booming with eco- and vegan-friendly make-up, personal care and beauty products. We’re so fortunate, and so are the animals and our planet, to have an ever growing demand for cruelty-free products and to have companies willing to push themselves to fill this demand. Let’s face it, the world we live in is very animal ingredient-centric, which poses a challenge for such companies to bring us high quality products and change market trends. I... Read More

Ellovi Body Butter Review

This winter was brutal here in PA. It was cold, it was dry, it got colder and it got drier. My skin was drier than it’s ever been, for a little while at least. The lovelies at Ellovi were kind enough to send me a sample of their amazing body butter to try out. This gem of a butter saved my skin from chapping, cracking and flaking this winter. Ellovi body butter is made with 6 ingredients—macadamia nut, coconut, marula nut, hemp seed, shea and non GMO cornstarch—, has... Read More

Nurture My Body Giveaway

I’m always on the lookout for a good facial moisturizer for different times of the year, even though I already have a few favorites. My skin is slightly on the dry side so I need a heavy duty one in the colder months and a medium weight one from spring to the beginning of fall. Spring is finally around the corner (it just can’t get here quick enough in PA) and I’m already set. Nurture My Body’s organic Energizing Moisture Cream* “A revitalizing formula... Read More

Petit Vour Box Review & Giveaway

Vegan snack and cosmetic gift/subscription boxes abound nowadays and I’m glad for it. They’re all different in their own way, catering to different needs and niches, but most important of all, catering to anyone looking for animal-free and cruelty-free products. I’ve reviewed other vegan boxes here on the blog and I’m so glad I got the chance to review Petit Vour, as well. Petit Vour is a monthly delivery of cruelty-free beauty products, hand-picked from... Read More

Vegan Holiday Gifts for Her

I always stress out trying to find the perfect gift and stock stuffers for my wife, Chris, during the holidays. If you are also trying to find a gift for your vegan friend, girlfriend or wife I hope this list will help. Or check out the From A to Vegan gifts. Candy My wife has a sweet tooth, so I know chocolate is always a good purchase. We just ordered Rescue Chocolate Peanut Butter Pit Bull and it was delicious. We also love Sweet & Sara Peanut Butter Smores. Allison’s... Read More

Interview with Leaping Bunny

Vivisection. Just the thought of the pain and suffering animals endure for the testing of our consumer products makes me upset and angry. It’s something that has been an important issue for me for many years prior to becoming vegan. Thankfully, The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program also finds vivisection a cruel and unnecessary practice and has done something to empower consumers to make informed choices. The CCIC’s Leaping... Read More

Review: Fitbliss Organics

Mauro and I are huge supporters of locally produced food and pretty much anything else for the house or personal use. In this era of globalization and mass production, of pretty much everything made everywhere but the US, we really go out of our way to find and support American-made. The closer it’s produced to our local community the better. When we went to Weavers Way Co-op’s Vegan Fest back in March we met a good handful of local producers of vegan products, one... Read More

Review: Naked Beans Organics Eye Cream

Update: So sad to inform that Naked Beans Organics went out of business and non of their products are available any more 🙁 Don’t you just wish you could find the perfect moisturizers/lotion that works well with your skin type? That isn’t greasy or too heavy, or not moisturizing enough? I had been on the hunt for the perfect eye-cream for a couple of years. I wanted something that wouldn’t break the bank and wouldn’t harm the environment, my skin or... Read More