MY EVERYDAY NATURAL MAKEUP LOOK with affordable Vegan / Cruelty Free brands

When we say Vegan and Cruelty free makeup it means using products that do not include any animal products and also are not tested on animals.

I’m not someone who wears a lot of makeup, so I do not run out easily and I bulk buy when products are on offer. So I only recently had to start looking for new products now that my old ones had finally all been used.

So I have been Vegan for 4 years and I have only now started my research into the Vegan beauty world.

I have come to realise that it is not so plain and simple, knowing which brands are Vegan and cruelty free.

Yes some brands ( I love brands that do this ) label their products with the appropriate labels but there are many who don’t, so currently I am living off of the brands that are labeled. Thats mostly Superdrug branded items (e.g B beauty) which most people look down on but to be honest, I love them. They work for my skin, they’re affordable and they make me look good haha ( and i don’t break out so i’m winning)

I have also been lucky enough to be able to get free goodie bags from events I have been to in the past, which have given me Vegan cruelty free makeup.

I have been doing research online about different brands that offer cruelty free makeup, but do you ever get some brands where one google link says yes this brand is cruelty free, then the next one says they’re not? It’s actually kind of frustrating, especially when the brand themselves won’t even clarify.

In the video above I was requested to do makeup looks that use vegan makeup, so I thought i’d start off with something simple.

This is definitely my go to look whenever I want to put on makeup.

I used

Superdrug Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream

This is the moisturiser I use straight after I wash my face. I use the one with added spf in summer.

Superdrug Vitamin E Face Serum

I use Superdrug Vitamin E Face Serum to add extra moisture to problem areas I have, like dry patches on my cheeks (especially in winter).

JECCA BLAC.

I use Jecca Blac medium Sculpt and soften palette as a concealer to brighten dark eyes and cover red patches.

Superdrug BB cream

I cannot seem to find this one anywhere online, however I do show it in the video for you.

L.O.V SHINE CONTROL LOOSE POWDER

Amazing for keeping your makeup in check for longer. I sweat a lot and i’m super oily, so this helps calm that down.

B. Pro Styler Eyebrow Pencil Brown/Black

I love this brow styler, it has a triangle shape so you can get more precision when trying to draw hairs, for a more natural look.

B. Pro Duo Eye Liner Black

This eyeliner is definitely great for precision.

and there you have it. I’m either wearing no makeup or wearing this:

Hope this helps, and I’m looking forward to the future where I can just go one site or one section of a shop and the cruelty free products are clearly labeled or have their own section like food. However I do appreciate that there are some options available for now.

Let me know what brands you are using right now in the comments.

Love and Light x

Christina Sky.

How to shop VEGAN online at Sainsburys! +cheaper shopping tips.

SICK OF READING LABELS??

SCARED YOUR BANK ACCOUNT WON’T SURVIVE YOUR VEGAN FOOD SHOPPING??

Here’s a How To video showing you the easiest ways to get your online Vegan Sainsbury’s shopping on

and a few tips to getting cheaper shopping.

I also popped a Haul in the end because some of you asked – so i delivered.

I am trying something a little new and reduced the amount of editing done in this video (thats why it was kinda longer than usual) i wanted it to be a little rawer so I can see if people like things better this way or not also to see if i like it better this way. ( still new to this so i’m experimenting )-let me know what you think….

WWW.SAINSBURYS.COM

BTW – I’m not sponsored and this is not an advertisement – I really just wanted to help out those who have told me they have a hard time with reading labels all the time and the costs of food. I really hope this helps somebody. 🙂

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Christina Sky

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Valentine’s Day Rich Chocolate Mousse! [Sugar-free][Vegan][Dairy-free]

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Oh wow!
You will not believe what I have cooked up for you all in the kitchen this week – especially for Valentine’s day!!

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Happy Valentines day my beauties!

I wish you all an amazing day, – scratch that! – an amazing year full of love and happiness!

I decided it was about time I got on with my sugar free experiments and shared with you some deliciousness..

and yes!

I have created this beauty :

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A Sugar-free, Vegan, Rich Chocolate Mousse!!

I knew it would be hard to get sugar free any thing (thats also vegan) but I used my magical secret ingredient and voila! ( not really a secret – it’s just ripe bananas )

I thought if I could use ripe bananas to sweeten my smoothies and pancakes and anything else I have made , then why cant I make a Chocolate.

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(FYI : if your new you might not know, but when I say sugar-free I mean no processed sugars or syrups , etc… only naturally occurring sugars that are still inside the fruit it comes from)

So here’s the recipe :

(be sure to check out the video below too)

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Rich Chocolate mousse! [Sugar-free][Vegan][Dairy-free]

Prep time
10-15 mins .  (blender)
Cook time
Total time
Deliciously Rich Chocolate Mousse.
Nothing special needed but if you want smooth texture and faster delivery then a blender is needed.
Author: Sky Christina
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free
Serves: 2 medium portions or many small portions
Ingredients
CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
  • 2+ very Ripe bananas  ( the riper they are the sweeter it is – this depends on how sweet you want your chocolate – you have control so have lots spare just incase)
  • 1/2 cup 100% Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Plant based milk ( I used coconut milk )
  • 2 Tbsp of melted Coconut oil
TOPPINGS
  • Any thing you like – nuts, seeds, fruits.
No Blender needed Instructions
(Follow the video)
  1. Grab a large bowl
  2. Put in 1/2 cup of 100% cocoa powder and use a fork to mash out the lumps
  3. Add 1/2 cup of Plant based milk ( i used coconut milk ) and mix a little
  4. Add in 2 Tbsp of melted coconut oil ( if not already melted – heat up a little on hob) and mix all together until you get a creamy chocolate consistency.
  5. Add one very ripe banana and mash into chocolate.
  6. Add another ripe banana and mash into chocolate.
  7. Do a taste test to see if this is sweet enough for you, if not, add one more ripe banana.
  8. Scoop your Chocolate Mousse into small little cups or jars / or 2 medium sized jars.
  9. Your Chocolate Mousse is complete, now you can get creative and add any topping you would love. ( check out the video below to see what i did ).
 Or if you have a Blender :
Blender Instructions
  1. Place all CHOCOLATE MOUSSE ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Do a taste test to see if this is sweet enough for you, if not, add one more ripe banana and blend
  3. Scoop your Chocolate Mousse into small little cups or jars / or 2 medium sized jars.
  4. Your Chocolate Mousse is complete, now you can get creative and add any topping you would love. ( check out the video below to see what i did ).
Notes
– Get creative, make some beautiful shapes with your toppings and take some photos to show off how good you are at making a delicious snacks for your Valentine.
– Try different fruits if you want, and different seeds, nuts.
– This is very rich chocolate, so if you are new to being sugar free or vegan the taste may take getting used to.
Love and light
Christina Sky
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Products:

(This is the best online links I can find on amazon – other wise you can buy these at the supermarket or shops like Holland and Barrett)

If you want a blender – i recommend this one – its amazing!

Green smoothie breakfast bowl Recipe [ Raw Vegan ]

So I created this deliciousness on my first ever day trying out a raw Vegan diet and it was too good not to share with you all. 😛

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Green smoothie breakfast bowl Recipe [ Raw Vegan ]

Prep time
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Sweet, fruity and nutritious Green smoothie breakfast bowl.
Just a blender is needed and something to chop up your fruit toppings.

 

Author: Sky Christina
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Raw-Vegan
Serves: 1 or 2 small portions
 

Ingredients

 

SMOOTHIE
  • 2 Ripe bananas ( the riper they are the sweeter it is )
  • A big handful of Spinach ( or any leafy greens you choose )
  • 3/4 – 1 cup frozen mango
  • about a cup of water ( depends on how thick you want it )
  • a thumb size of ginger (optional – healthy boost)
  • 1/3 cup of oats

 

TOPPINGS
  • 1 Ripe Kiwi ( the riper the sweeter )
  • Honeydew melon (as much as you want)
  • 1 tbsp of Chia seeds
  • sprinkle of oats
  • (or any fruit you like to put on top)

 

Instructions
  1. Place all smoothie ingredients into the blender and blend until smooth, do a taste and consistency test and see if it is to your liking , if not sweet enough – add another ripe banana. if not smooth enough – add some more water.
  2. Slice up Kiwi and Honeydew melon.
  3. Pour smoothie into a bowl.
  4. Sprinkle on toppings.
Notes
– Get creative, make some beautiful shapes with your toppings and take some photos to show off how good you are at making a healthy and beautiful breakfast.
– Try different fruits if you want, and different seeds.
– This will fill you up for a good few hours.

 

Love and light

 

Christina Sky
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TheVeganKind Unboxing Beauty Box

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Hi Beautiful!

Last week I received a package in the mail and was so excited that my Vegan Beauty subscription box had finally arrived from TheVeganKind !

I wanted to share with you all what great value goodies you could get in the box that only cost me around £12 with discount code : VEGAN

and the box altogether I calculated to be around : £75 to buy the items individually and all the items are Vegan and Cruelty-free!

LINKS/DISCOUNTS

THE VEGAN KIND SUBSCRIPTION BOX

https://www.thevegankind.com/

DISCOUNT : £5 off : VEGAN

ETHCS HOODIE / CLOTHING (vegan)

https://ethcs.com/?ac=skychristina

DISCOUNT : 5% off : skychristina

10% off : skychristina10off

All beauty products will either be found on https://www.thevegankind.com/ website in the supermarket or

Maggie Anne Nail varnish : (£10.50)

http://www.maggieanne.co.uk

DISCOUNT 25%off : ‘ TVK ‘

Noughty intense moisture treatment : (£8.99) – I actually tried this and my hair felt amazing afterwards

http://www.noughtyhaircare.co.uk

DISCOUNT : ‘ TVKNOU25 ‘

Dr botanicals cream : (£39.99)

http://www.drbotanicals.com FRUU tinted lipbalm : (£4.99) – i love this

http://www.fruuurskin.com

DISCOUNT 20% off : ‘ TVKB20%OFF2 ‘

Bellapierre shimmer powder : (£12.99)

http://www.bellapierre.com

 

So CASUAL FRIDAYS with me SKY CHRISTINA ( + sometimes DUKE/ maybe others ) will be a sometimes weekly segment where we can relax in our comfy clothes with some snacks and just chat, unbox things, share things, all sorts …. so if you have anything you’d like to talk about or want me to share then COMMENT below and lets get started!

Let me know if you got the box and what you thought in the comment section, I am looking forward to hearing from you all.

Love and Light

Sky Christina

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