Company: Tofurky Product: Smoky Maple Tempeh Bacon Verdict: 2/5For the longest time I’ve been craving a BLT. I’m talking, pile on the mayo, add a bunch of crunchy lettuce, and topped off with a thousand pieces of crispy soy bacon, BLT! The problem is, I haven’t been able to find any vegetarian bacon products near me. That is until the hopeful day (or so I thought at the time) my local health food store brought in Smoky Maple Tempeh Bacon! 
For $4.00 you get a decent amount of bacon strips, I’d say around 12 pieces altogether (however, they are quite small, approximately the length of your pointer finger). The directions say to fry the bacon strips in 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. So I did. I followed the directions to a T, cooking them until crispy. One thing that was bugging me while cooking them was that some of the strips were falling apart- they were quite thin, so flipping them became a chore. 
But, because my stomach was grumbling and my craving for soy bacon was getting stronger, I carried on. I placed 3 pieces of the bacon on my sandwich.
The first bite wasn’t any more than decent. Just OK- nothing special, but it slightly curbed my craving. However, bite number two definitely gave me the true taste. I can honestly say, that these bacon strips were not meant for me. They were gritty, and un-like real bacon, dry. To me, they actually tasted like the grit at the bottom of the real, extra greasy, bacon pan. NOT what I was going for. And to top it all off, after eating my sandwich out of pure hunger anyways, I began to feel nauseous. I literally could not stand the smell, which by the way did NOT smell like delicious smoky maple, but more like 4-day old grease and grit. 
All in all, not impressed at all. The reason it did receive a 2/5 was the fact it was at least vegetarian. However, I think it needs to take an extra step or two to receive the “delicious” label! 
The Verdict 
Pros
Vegetarian/Vegan
Cons
Tasted like grit
Super dry
Crumbly 
It did not taste like bacon- thus leaving me feeling nauseated and with an ever-growing craving for a BLT

Company: Tofurky 
Product: Smoky Maple Tempeh Bacon 
Verdict: 2/5

For the longest time I’ve been craving a BLT. I’m talking, pile on the mayo, add a bunch of crunchy lettuce, and topped off with a thousand pieces of crispy soy bacon, BLT! The problem is, I haven’t been able to find any vegetarian bacon products near me. That is until the hopeful day (or so I thought at the time) my local health food store brought in Smoky Maple Tempeh Bacon! 

For $4.00 you get a decent amount of bacon strips, I’d say around 12 pieces altogether (however, they are quite small, approximately the length of your pointer finger). The directions say to fry the bacon strips in 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. So I did. I followed the directions to a T, cooking them until crispy. One thing that was bugging me while cooking them was that some of the strips were falling apart- they were quite thin, so flipping them became a chore. 

But, because my stomach was grumbling and my craving for soy bacon was getting stronger, I carried on. I placed 3 pieces of the bacon on my sandwich.

The first bite wasn’t any more than decent. Just OK- nothing special, but it slightly curbed my craving. However, bite number two definitely gave me the true taste. I can honestly say, that these bacon strips were not meant for me. They were gritty, and un-like real bacon, dry. To me, they actually tasted like the grit at the bottom of the real, extra greasy, bacon pan. NOT what I was going for. And to top it all off, after eating my sandwich out of pure hunger anyways, I began to feel nauseous. I literally could not stand the smell, which by the way did NOT smell like delicious smoky maple, but more like 4-day old grease and grit. 

All in all, not impressed at all. The reason it did receive a 2/5 was the fact it was at least vegetarian. However, I think it needs to take an extra step or two to receive the “delicious” label! 

The Verdict 

Pros

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

Cons

  • Tasted like grit
  • Super dry
  • Crumbly 
  • It did not taste like bacon- thus leaving me feeling nauseated and with an ever-growing craving for a BLT
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Who is Your Vegetarian/Vegan Role Model?

I want to know- who do you look up to as a veggie inspiration?

Me? Well, Paul McCartney of course ;) 

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Company: Madison Street Beauty Products: Mineral Eyeshadows, Foundations, and BlushesVerdict: 5/5
 Makeup that looks utterly flawless is a goal all women strive to achieve. However, if you don’t have good quality makeup to work with, well, you’re pretty much just going nowhere fast with an increasingly lighter wallet! However, thankfully for my skin and my wallet, Madison Street Beauty designs affordable mineral makeup that I will forever vouch for. It’s gentle, with coverage and pigment that is extremely build-able, leaving you in complete control of the look you want to achieve, without the greasy, slippery look most liquid makeups leave you with.  
   I can happily say that I’m completely confident in using Madison Street Beauty products on a daily basis without the stress of wondering if it has creased, or worse, completely disappeared! Their long-lasting, highly-pigmented mineral eyeshadows are designed to make your eyes pop with an array of colours from delicate pastels to unique vibrant brights. And it gets better- adding a small amount of water to a pinch of eyeshadow creates a one-of-a-kind liquid eyeliner!
 A small amount of the Mineral Foundation helps create a soft and natural look while giving you a long lasting, build-able coverage formulated just for you-  ideal for the makeup savvy (or un-savvy!) lady. I also found that using a shade lighter than your foundation doubles as a highlighter-applying a small amount to your cheek and brow bones helps accentuate your facial features.. for cheap! 
 Add their perfectly pigmented blushes to your routine for a pinch of peach or a swipe of pink to add a bit of life to your now flawlessly-canvased skin! Now you’re set for a night on the town! ;) 
 You can find Madison Street Beauty’s products on their beautiful Etsy Shop at, www.etsy.com/MadisonStreetBeauty.com 
AND, thanks to the wonderful creator of Madison Street Beauty products, Bridget, she has provided us lucky ducks with a coupon code for 50% OFF YOUR ORDER in regards to the celebration of her parents 30th wedding anniversary!! Just type in OCT25 at the check out! Happy shopping! :) 
The Lowdown; 
Pros
Highly Pigmented, long lasting formulas
Extremely gentle and light
A huge variety of products and best of all.. colours!
Natural 
Hypo-allergenic 
Not tested on animals
Cons 
I can honestly say there aren’t any cons with these products, they are definitely something I would recommend investing in! 
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadisonStreetBeauty

Company: Madison Street Beauty 
Products: Mineral Eyeshadows, Foundations, and Blushes
Verdict: 5/5

Makeup that looks utterly flawless is a goal all women strive to achieve. However, if you don’t have good quality makeup to work with, well, you’re pretty much just going nowhere fast with an increasingly lighter wallet! However, thankfully for my skin and my wallet, Madison Street Beauty designs affordable mineral makeup that I will forever vouch for. It’s gentle, with coverage and pigment that is extremely build-able, leaving you in complete control of the look you want to achieve, without the greasy, slippery look most liquid makeups leave you with.  

  I can happily say that I’m completely confident in using Madison Street Beauty products on a daily basis without the stress of wondering if it has creased, or worse, completely disappeared! Their long-lasting, highly-pigmented mineral eyeshadows are designed to make your eyes pop with an array of colours from delicate pastels to unique vibrant brights. And it gets better- adding a small amount of water to a pinch of eyeshadow creates a one-of-a-kind liquid eyeliner!

A small amount of the Mineral Foundation helps create a soft and natural look while giving you a long lasting, build-able coverage formulated just for you-  ideal for the makeup savvy (or un-savvy!) lady. I also found that using a shade lighter than your foundation doubles as a highlighter-applying a small amount to your cheek and brow bones helps accentuate your facial features.. for cheap! 

Add their perfectly pigmented blushes to your routine for a pinch of peach or a swipe of pink to add a bit of life to your now flawlessly-canvased skin! Now you’re set for a night on the town! ;) 

You can find Madison Street Beauty’s products on their beautiful Etsy Shop at, www.etsy.com/MadisonStreetBeauty.com 

AND, thanks to the wonderful creator of Madison Street Beauty products, Bridget, she has provided us lucky ducks with a coupon code for 50% OFF YOUR ORDER in regards to the celebration of her parents 30th wedding anniversary!! Just type in OCT25 at the check out! Happy shopping! :) 

The Lowdown; 

Pros

  • Highly Pigmented, long lasting formulas
  • Extremely gentle and light
  • A huge variety of products and best of all.. colours!
  • Natural 
  • Hypo-allergenic 
  • Not tested on animals

Cons 

  • I can honestly say there aren’t any cons with these products, they are definitely something I would recommend investing in! 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadisonStreetBeauty

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Company: Boo BambooProducts: Hair Strengthening Shampoo, Strengthen and Shine Conditoner, Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment Verdict: 5/5
Coming from someone who is constantly battling with tangled and dull tresses I can assure you I’m always on the lookout for any sort of ‘holy grail’ hair products that will give my lack-luster locks a bit more.. oomph! Fortunately for my hair (and my sanity) Boo Bamboo creates the ultimate hair products with revitalizing and restoring formulas to give your hair that perfect makeover you’ve been lusting over. 
The Hair Strengthening Shampoo should be first on your list of ‘must try’ items. It claims to help strengthen the hair follicle and retain moisture to help promote shine and vitality- I can definitely say I stand by that statement! Being a thin-haired gal, I’m constantly battling with shampoos that weigh down my hair and add product build up rather than actually cleansing it. (Never mind adding strength and moisture as well!) After lathering this baby up I definitely noticed a difference in the strength of my hair, it didn’t feel as brittle and, well, wimpy as before! Not to mention the scent of it was perfect, it didn’t smell like chemicals, but it also wasn’t over-powering-ly scented with florals or fruits either; just a simple, natural fresh scent to help relax my troubles away. 
In conjunction with the Strengthening Shampoo, The Strengthen and Shine Conditoner is wonderfully formulated with rich minerals, organic proteins, and extracts of bamboo to sooth your sexy tresses into a luscious sheet of satin. With this miracle moisturizer tangles are non-existent, and your worries of dry hair are washed away with your tub full of bubbles! 
Last, but certainly not least, is the Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment. If you are a lady with colored or chemically treated locks, you’ll want to invest in this bad boy! It helps to add the needed moisture to restore, and is formulated to help revitalize and strengthen over-processed chemically treated hair. You can use this knight in shining (literally) armor in replacement of the daily conditoner, or with it for the ultimate moisture treatment! 
Boo Bamboo is perfect for all hair types, and could definitely be the key to help your dull hair become your dream hair! Check out their website and cruise through their other products to get a feel for the opportunity of a simple hair-makeover! 
The Lowown;
Pros
They help strengthen and add moisture to dull hair
Adds shine to keep your frizzes away
Made with all natural and organic ingredients
Paraben and DEA free
Cruelty Free and Vegan!!
Cons
I haven’t experienced a single con! These products are definitely going on my ‘holy grail’ list. 
www.BooBamboo.com

Company: Boo Bamboo
Products: Hair Strengthening Shampoo, Strengthen and Shine Conditoner, Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment 
Verdict: 5/5

Coming from someone who is constantly battling with tangled and dull tresses I can assure you I’m always on the lookout for any sort of ‘holy grail’ hair products that will give my lack-luster locks a bit more.. oomph! Fortunately for my hair (and my sanity) Boo Bamboo creates the ultimate hair products with revitalizing and restoring formulas to give your hair that perfect makeover you’ve been lusting over. 

The Hair Strengthening Shampoo should be first on your list of ‘must try’ items. It claims to help strengthen the hair follicle and retain moisture to help promote shine and vitality- I can definitely say I stand by that statement! Being a thin-haired gal, I’m constantly battling with shampoos that weigh down my hair and add product build up rather than actually cleansing it. (Never mind adding strength and moisture as well!) After lathering this baby up I definitely noticed a difference in the strength of my hair, it didn’t feel as brittle and, well, wimpy as before! Not to mention the scent of it was perfect, it didn’t smell like chemicals, but it also wasn’t over-powering-ly scented with florals or fruits either; just a simple, natural fresh scent to help relax my troubles away. 

In conjunction with the Strengthening Shampoo, The Strengthen and Shine Conditoner is wonderfully formulated with rich minerals, organic proteins, and extracts of bamboo to sooth your sexy tresses into a luscious sheet of satin. With this miracle moisturizer tangles are non-existent, and your worries of dry hair are washed away with your tub full of bubbles! 

Last, but certainly not least, is the Revitalizing Conditioning Treatment. If you are a lady with colored or chemically treated locks, you’ll want to invest in this bad boy! It helps to add the needed moisture to restore, and is formulated to help revitalize and strengthen over-processed chemically treated hair. You can use this knight in shining (literally) armor in replacement of the daily conditoner, or with it for the ultimate moisture treatment! 

Boo Bamboo is perfect for all hair types, and could definitely be the key to help your dull hair become your dream hair! Check out their website and cruise through their other products to get a feel for the opportunity of a simple hair-makeover! 

The Lowown;

Pros

  • They help strengthen and add moisture to dull hair
  • Adds shine to keep your frizzes away
  • Made with all natural and organic ingredients
  • Paraben and DEA free
  • Cruelty Free and Vegan!!

Cons

  • I haven’t experienced a single con! These products are definitely going on my ‘holy grail’ list. 

www.BooBamboo.com

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    Company: Lip-InkProducts: Semi-permanent Lip ColorVerdict: 4/5
Don’t let it come as too much of a surprise when I tell you sometimes I like to get a little dolled-up. Hair, makeup, the whole she-bang! One thing that I’ve never been able to get into the groove of is lipstick. All I can ever picture is me, attempting to drink oh-so femininely, and there goes my all of my lipstick, rubbing all over my lips and my glass like a sticky mess. It does not seem to paint the picture of elegancy to me! 
I have, in fact, also been clever enough to check out some lip-stains in stores, but as I’m sure a lot of you cruelty free shoppers know, picking are few and far between. Thats where Lip-Ink comes in- a vegan and organic innovative lip-stain company made to keep women confident in their lip-color. 
Proudly represented as the worlds first multi-patented 3-step process to waterproof, smearless and ultra-durable lip wear! They offer a wide range of beautifully pigmented colors, from Red to Maplewood,  picking the color you want to try first is going to be a tough feat. I tried out Blush (#16) a beautiful beigey-pink color. Once you’ve ooh’d and ahh’d over each and every color, and you’re sure that you’re set on your decision, check out the directions on the back of the box. The first step tells you to wipe the tip of your brush on a paper towel before first application. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If you’re stubborn like me, and you don’t follow the directions properly you will be in for a fun (or not so fun) surprise. 
Next, use the OFF towelette that comes with your Lip-Ink color and gently wipe it across your lips to clean the surface for an even application. Then, hydrate and protect your lips from sun-damage using the Shine Moisturizer that is also included in the box. Now last, but not least, shake the Lip-Ink bottle and apply evenly upon your lips. One of my favorite parts of Lip-Ink is the tingling! It gives off such a cool, refreshing feel, which is a fun bonus opposed to boring old regular lipstick. I found that the color applied super well and really even over-top of the Shine Moisturizer, which is such a change from attempting to even out a color of a regular, dry lip-stain!
Now, feel free to marvel over the beautiful color that your lips, and delight over the refreshing tingling that is probably making you giggle a little bit. The color looks natural and clean, and it wasn’t to ‘in your face’ like some cream-based lipsticks can be. Well that is of course IF you listen to the directions like a good little girl. Because I enjoy trial and error (which is a nice way to say I’m stubborn and I know it) I did not wipe the tip of the applicator before applying it for my first use. Thus, my lips turned a beautiful dark purple. 
Moral of the story? Listen to the directions and go check out Lip-Ink’s website! There’s a color for everyone! 
The Lowdown; 
Pros
Simple and easy to use
A huge variety of beautifully pigmented colors- which is great for those lip-savvy ladies!
Long-lasting, smear/waterproof 
Organic, VEGAN
Cons
My only con would be the fact that you have to store it standing up-right. I’m a grab-and-go type of gal who likes to throw everything in my purse and leave. However, because the formula is so long-lasting I don’t really see it arising any serious conflict in the near future! 
www.LipInk.com

    Company: Lip-Ink
    Products: Semi-permanent Lip Color
    Verdict: 4/5

    Don’t let it come as too much of a surprise when I tell you sometimes I like to get a little dolled-up. Hair, makeup, the whole she-bang! One thing that I’ve never been able to get into the groove of is lipstick. All I can ever picture is me, attempting to drink oh-so femininely, and there goes my all of my lipstick, rubbing all over my lips and my glass like a sticky mess. It does not seem to paint the picture of elegancy to me! 

    I have, in fact, also been clever enough to check out some lip-stains in stores, but as I’m sure a lot of you cruelty free shoppers know, picking are few and far between. Thats where Lip-Ink comes in- a vegan and organic innovative lip-stain company made to keep women confident in their lip-color. 

    Proudly represented as the worlds first multi-patented 3-step process to waterproof, smearless and ultra-durable lip wear! They offer a wide range of beautifully pigmented colors, from Red to Maplewood,  picking the color you want to try first is going to be a tough feat. I tried out Blush (#16) a beautiful beigey-pink color. Once you’ve ooh’d and ahh’d over each and every color, and you’re sure that you’re set on your decision, check out the directions on the back of the box. The first step tells you to wipe the tip of your brush on a paper towel before first application. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If you’re stubborn like me, and you don’t follow the directions properly you will be in for a fun (or not so fun) surprise. 

    Next, use the OFF towelette that comes with your Lip-Ink color and gently wipe it across your lips to clean the surface for an even application. Then, hydrate and protect your lips from sun-damage using the Shine Moisturizer that is also included in the box. Now last, but not least, shake the Lip-Ink bottle and apply evenly upon your lips. One of my favorite parts of Lip-Ink is the tingling! It gives off such a cool, refreshing feel, which is a fun bonus opposed to boring old regular lipstick. I found that the color applied super well and really even over-top of the Shine Moisturizer, which is such a change from attempting to even out a color of a regular, dry lip-stain!

    Now, feel free to marvel over the beautiful color that your lips, and delight over the refreshing tingling that is probably making you giggle a little bit. The color looks natural and clean, and it wasn’t to ‘in your face’ like some cream-based lipsticks can be. Well that is of course IF you listen to the directions like a good little girl. Because I enjoy trial and error (which is a nice way to say I’m stubborn and I know it) I did not wipe the tip of the applicator before applying it for my first use. Thus, my lips turned a beautiful dark purple. 

    Moral of the story? Listen to the directions and go check out Lip-Ink’s website! There’s a color for everyone! 

    The Lowdown; 

    Pros

    • Simple and easy to use
    • A huge variety of beautifully pigmented colors- which is great for those lip-savvy ladies!
    • Long-lasting, smear/waterproof 
    • Organic, VEGAN

    Cons

    • My only con would be the fact that you have to store it standing up-right. I’m a grab-and-go type of gal who likes to throw everything in my purse and leave. However, because the formula is so long-lasting I don’t really see it arising any serious conflict in the near future! 

    www.LipInk.com

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    Company: Morrocco Method Int’lProduct: Sapphire Volumizer Mist ConditonerVerdict: 4/5
If you’re a thin haired-gal (or guy!) you will know the hardships and struggles of finding products that give your hair the volume it lacks without weighing it down. I have unfortunately tried countless products that promised to give my hair ‘extreme volume’ or a ‘weightless lift’. Well, such as life, their promises were broken. My bathroom soon became home of products that just couldn’t serve my hair the purpose it needed.
However, when I tried Morrocco Method (a 100% vegan company!!) my precious locks were opened to a whole new world of volume. The Sapphire Volumizer Mist is a 100% natural, moisturizing formula perfect for the days where your hair is looking extra limp and needs to be quickly revived to life. All you have to do is simply spritz it on to wet or dry hair, and style it as usual- Easy peasy! It leaves your hair smelling clean and fresh, while adding that extra little kick of volume to your tresses! I specifically loved this product for lazy days at the beach, where my hair would get repeatedly flattened by both the suns rays and the waters waves (no rhyme intended…) it helped revitalize it by adding moisture and kept the frizzies down in just a few quick sprays! 
Morrocco Method is a 100% Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free hair care company designed to make you and your hair happy! (What more can you ask for?)  Check out Morrocco Method and all of their other wonderful products on their website here! I also suggest trying out their natural Sea Essence Shampoo for a little extra morning pick-me-up! 
The Lowdown; 
Pros
The Volumizer Mist helps add a kick of volume while adding moisture and keeping your hair frizzies at bay
It didn’t weigh my hair down or make it feel greasy
It’s a quick way to add volume without a sticky mess on your hands
The scent makes your hair smell like it was freshly washed
100% Vegan
Raw
Gluten Free
Cruelty free- not tested on animals!! 
Cons
I’m happy to say I’m con-free! :)
www.morroccomethod.com

    Company: Morrocco Method Int’l
    Product: Sapphire Volumizer Mist Conditoner
    Verdict: 4/5

    If you’re a thin haired-gal (or guy!) you will know the hardships and struggles of finding products that give your hair the volume it lacks without weighing it down. I have unfortunately tried countless products that promised to give my hair ‘extreme volume’ or a ‘weightless lift’. Well, such as life, their promises were broken. My bathroom soon became home of products that just couldn’t serve my hair the purpose it needed.

    However, when I tried Morrocco Method (a 100% vegan company!!) my precious locks were opened to a whole new world of volume. The Sapphire Volumizer Mist is a 100% natural, moisturizing formula perfect for the days where your hair is looking extra limp and needs to be quickly revived to life. All you have to do is simply spritz it on to wet or dry hair, and style it as usual- Easy peasy! It leaves your hair smelling clean and fresh, while adding that extra little kick of volume to your tresses! I specifically loved this product for lazy days at the beach, where my hair would get repeatedly flattened by both the suns rays and the waters waves (no rhyme intended…) it helped revitalize it by adding moisture and kept the frizzies down in just a few quick sprays! 

    Morrocco Method is a 100% Vegan, Raw, Gluten Free hair care company designed to make you and your hair happy! (What more can you ask for?)  Check out Morrocco Method and all of their other wonderful products on their website here! I also suggest trying out their natural Sea Essence Shampoo for a little extra morning pick-me-up! 

    The Lowdown; 

    Pros

    • The Volumizer Mist helps add a kick of volume while adding moisture and keeping your hair frizzies at bay
    • It didn’t weigh my hair down or make it feel greasy
    • It’s a quick way to add volume without a sticky mess on your hands
    • The scent makes your hair smell like it was freshly washed
    • 100% Vegan
    • Raw
    • Gluten Free
    • Cruelty free- not tested on animals!! 

    Cons

    • I’m happy to say I’m con-free! :)

    www.morroccomethod.com

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    Cruelty Free Beauty Tip #6
 The cold weather that is rapidly approaching can only mean one thing for dry skin: doom. The stress of finding a miracle moisturizer to cure your winter woes can frustrate you quickly and lighten your wallet even quicker. Fortunately for those who suffer from cracked skin and empty wallets, there is a simple, cruelty free (and not to mention cheap) alternative to buying expensive moisturizers that just don’t seem to get the job done.
 Almond oil. Whether its for your face, hands or feet, this simple ingredient works wonders for even the driest skin.
 For your face: Apply a generous amount of almond oil to a cotton pad and apply it over your entire face before you go to bed. Repeat this process every night until your dry skin is history!
 For your hands and feet: For the ultimate velvety-smooth hands and feet pour plenty of almond oil over the areas needed and gently massage it into your skin (this is best done before you go to bed). Apply a final layer of the oil and put on a pair of (un-important) socks or gloves to lock in the moisture. For the best results keep these on over-night!
 This is a perfect winter-routine for an effective, cheap, and cruelty free way to say good-bye to dry skin! 

    Cruelty Free Beauty Tip #6

     The cold weather that is rapidly approaching can only mean one thing for dry skin: doom. The stress of finding a miracle moisturizer to cure your winter woes can frustrate you quickly and lighten your wallet even quicker. Fortunately for those who suffer from cracked skin and empty wallets, there is a simple, cruelty free (and not to mention cheap) alternative to buying expensive moisturizers that just don’t seem to get the job done.

     Almond oil. Whether its for your face, hands or feet, this simple ingredient works wonders for even the driest skin.

     For your face: Apply a generous amount of almond oil to a cotton pad and apply it over your entire face before you go to bed. Repeat this process every night until your dry skin is history!

     For your hands and feet: For the ultimate velvety-smooth hands and feet pour plenty of almond oil over the areas needed and gently massage it into your skin (this is best done before you go to bed). Apply a final layer of the oil and put on a pair of (un-important) socks or gloves to lock in the moisture. For the best results keep these on over-night!

     This is a perfect winter-routine for an effective, cheap, and cruelty free way to say good-bye to dry skin! 

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    Company: Liz EarleProduct: Instant Boost Skin TonicVerdict: 5/5 
Have you ever seen a trend and thought to yourself, “What is the point of that?” (Ed Hardy anyone?) Well that was my exact reaction when I first learned about toners. For those of you who don’t know, toner is meant to even out the color of your skin, AKA, tone it. In attempt to get rid of the blotchy redness on my face, I tried toner after toner, after toner, and after many empty bottles and wasted cotton pads later, I felt like throwing my hands in the air and giving up.  Each and every toner I tried just felt like I was putting water on my face, and my somach couldn’t help but feel queasy about the thought of wasting my money on something so… ridiculous! 
Fortunately, my knight in shining armour came at just the right moment. Liz Earles Instant Boost Skin Tonic- my hero! (Check out my review for Liz Earles Hot Cloth Cleanser!) The scent of the toner was my first indication that it was different than all of the others I tried. It smelt fresh, and clean… like it was actually meant to do something for my skin! 
I applied this beauty day and night to cleansed skin with a cotton pad. After a short period of time I noticed a huge difference in my skin! The toner not only helped my patchy red skin reach an even color (a task I had desired to be completed for years), but it also helped visibly remove excess makeup that a cleanser just can’t get. In turn, my skin appeared clearer, smoother, and a heck of a lot cleaner!  
I’m proud to say I use Liz Earle’s Instant Skin Boost Tonic Toner in conjunction with Liz Earles Hot Cloth Cleanser, and Skin Repair Light Moisturizer- which is a whole other review in itself ;) I cannot stress enough of how much I recommend checking out Liz Earle products! (Which you can find on their website, here) There is something formulated for every skin type and you are guranteed to not be dissapointed! 
The Lowdown;
Pros
The pros of this product is simple- it actually works! 
The scent is refreshing and rejuvenating  
Alcohol free- which means it wont dry out your skin
Natural
100% cruelty free!!
Cons
Once again, I have nothing to complain about with this product- it’s nothing short of a skin-care dream in a bottle! 
http://uk.lizearle.com/

    Company: Liz Earle
    Product: Instant Boost Skin Tonic
    Verdict: 5/5 

    Have you ever seen a trend and thought to yourself, “What is the point of that?” (Ed Hardy anyone?) Well that was my exact reaction when I first learned about toners. For those of you who don’t know, toner is meant to even out the color of your skin, AKA, tone it. In attempt to get rid of the blotchy redness on my face, I tried toner after toner, after toner, and after many empty bottles and wasted cotton pads later, I felt like throwing my hands in the air and giving up.  Each and every toner I tried just felt like I was putting water on my face, and my somach couldn’t help but feel queasy about the thought of wasting my money on something so… ridiculous! 

    Fortunately, my knight in shining armour came at just the right moment. Liz Earles Instant Boost Skin Tonic- my hero! (Check out my review for Liz Earles Hot Cloth Cleanser!) The scent of the toner was my first indication that it was different than all of the others I tried. It smelt fresh, and clean… like it was actually meant to do something for my skin! 

    I applied this beauty day and night to cleansed skin with a cotton pad. After a short period of time I noticed a huge difference in my skin! The toner not only helped my patchy red skin reach an even color (a task I had desired to be completed for years), but it also helped visibly remove excess makeup that a cleanser just can’t get. In turn, my skin appeared clearer, smoother, and a heck of a lot cleaner!  

    I’m proud to say I use Liz Earle’s Instant Skin Boost Tonic Toner in conjunction with Liz Earles Hot Cloth Cleanser, and Skin Repair Light Moisturizer- which is a whole other review in itself ;) I cannot stress enough of how much I recommend checking out Liz Earle products! (Which you can find on their website, here) There is something formulated for every skin type and you are guranteed to not be dissapointed! 

    The Lowdown;

    Pros

    • The pros of this product is simple- it actually works! 
    • The scent is refreshing and rejuvenating  
    • Alcohol free- which means it wont dry out your skin
    • Natural
    • 100% cruelty free!!

    Cons

    • Once again, I have nothing to complain about with this product- it’s nothing short of a skin-care dream in a bottle! 

    http://uk.lizearle.com/

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    Calling all festive veggies- what are you eating during the holidays? Since I’ve been a vegetarian, planning for holiday feasts has been a lot more exciting then usual. So, what’s on my holiday menu? 
For my main course I’m definitely diving in (aka devouring) a beautifully bronzed Tofurky feast! This lovely veggie dream comes with a full sized Tofurky (Serves 6) filled with stuffing inside, as well as ‘Giblet’ gravy, a wish-stick made out of Tofurky Jerky (YUM!!) and to top it all off, a delectable moist vegan chocolate cake from Amy’s Kitchen! 
All you have to do is put your Tofurky in the oven (surrounded by your favorite veggies) cook up some potatoes, take out the cranberries, grab some orange juice and your feast is set! Even the non-vegetarians in my family love the taste of this delicious treat! 
You can find your own Tofurky feast at almost any local health food store- I found mine at my local Nutters! 
Happy feasting ;) 

    Calling all festive veggies- what are you eating during the holidays? Since I’ve been a vegetarian, planning for holiday feasts has been a lot more exciting then usual. So, what’s on my holiday menu? 

    For my main course I’m definitely diving in (aka devouring) a beautifully bronzed Tofurky feast! This lovely veggie dream comes with a full sized Tofurky (Serves 6) filled with stuffing inside, as well as ‘Giblet’ gravy, a wish-stick made out of Tofurky Jerky (YUM!!) and to top it all off, a delectable moist vegan chocolate cake from Amy’s Kitchen! 

    All you have to do is put your Tofurky in the oven (surrounded by your favorite veggies) cook up some potatoes, take out the cranberries, grab some orange juice and your feast is set! Even the non-vegetarians in my family love the taste of this delicious treat! 

    You can find your own Tofurky feast at almost any local health food store- I found mine at my local Nutters! 

    Happy feasting ;) 

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    Company: Promo Lip Balm Product: Customized Promotional Lip Balms Verdict: 5/5
        Any business savvy lady (or gent!) would know coming up with creative ideas to help promote your business is not an easy feat. In the business world there’s always competition to be bigger and better- and fun and creative promotional ideas are always a huge hit for gaining clientele. Whether you’re selling soap, candies, cupcakes or jewelry, we all know a unique scheme could be the winning ticket to help give our business the final boost.
           That’s where Promo Lip Balm jumps in- an original and innovative way to help you help promote your business! They offer custom lip balms with your own business label and choice of lip balm flavor. This means you can personalize your lip balm with your label and choose through a huge variety of luxurious flavors- cherry, vanilla, spearmint, coconut, lemonade.. you get the point. AND you don’t even have to go through the trouble of making them!
      Tell me if this isn’t the simplest marketing scheme ever. Lets sum this up, Promo Lip Balm takes YOUR label, puts it on the bottle of lip balm flavored with YOUR choice that THEY made for you. Now whats left to do? All you have to do is distribute your lip balms wherever you please- they would make the perfect gift with purchase, or they’d make wonderful Christmas stocking stuffers!
      If you’re looking for a fun way to help promote your business I definitely recommend checking out Promo Lip Balms website and cruising through their products- you can even customize the bottle of the lip balm and also customize the product to be 100% organic!
The Lowdown;
Pros
A great orignal and fun marketing technique that takes little to no-effort to promote your business
All of the lip balms are natural 
There is a huge variety of delicious flavors and unique containers to choose from
The lip balm itself is soft and creamy, and smells absolutely divine! 
They offer organic alternatives
Promo Lip Balm is cruelty free!
Cons
My only con would be that you can’t order the lip balms in smaller quantities. I think they would make great personalized gifts for birthdays and Christmas! However, I do understand that customizing 5 lip balms would not be of any benefit, and create more work for the company. So at last, I’ll just have to start a business ;) 
www.promolipbalm.com/ca

    Company: Promo Lip Balm
    Product: Customized Promotional Lip Balms
    Verdict: 5/5

            Any business savvy lady (or gent!) would know coming up with creative ideas to help promote your business is not an easy feat. In the business world there’s always competition to be bigger and better- and fun and creative promotional ideas are always a huge hit for gaining clientele. Whether you’re selling soap, candies, cupcakes or jewelry, we all know a unique scheme could be the winning ticket to help give our business the final boost.

               That’s where Promo Lip Balm jumps in- an original and innovative way to help you help promote your business! They offer custom lip balms with your own business label and choice of lip balm flavor. This means you can personalize your lip balm with your label and choose through a huge variety of luxurious flavors- cherry, vanilla, spearmint, coconut, lemonade.. you get the point. AND you don’t even have to go through the trouble of making them!

          Tell me if this isn’t the simplest marketing scheme ever. Lets sum this up, Promo Lip Balm takes YOUR label, puts it on the bottle of lip balm flavored with YOUR choice that THEY made for you. Now whats left to do? All you have to do is distribute your lip balms wherever you please- they would make the perfect gift with purchase, or they’d make wonderful Christmas stocking stuffers!

          If you’re looking for a fun way to help promote your business I definitely recommend checking out Promo Lip Balms website and cruising through their products- you can even customize the bottle of the lip balm and also customize the product to be 100% organic!

    The Lowdown;

    Pros

    • A great orignal and fun marketing technique that takes little to no-effort to promote your business
    • All of the lip balms are natural
    • There is a huge variety of delicious flavors and unique containers to choose from
    • The lip balm itself is soft and creamy, and smells absolutely divine!
    • They offer organic alternatives
    • Promo Lip Balm is cruelty free!

    Cons

    • My only con would be that you can’t order the lip balms in smaller quantities. I think they would make great personalized gifts for birthdays and Christmas! However, I do understand that customizing 5 lip balms would not be of any benefit, and create more work for the company. So at last, I’ll just have to start a business ;)

    www.promolipbalm.com/ca

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