Soaps Some soaps will list sodium tallowate, aka animal fat, as an ingredient. L-Oreal, Dove, and Neutrogena soaps hold a "bottom" rating on the animal welfare scale, suggesting they're a company that does animal testing.. Condoms Some condoms are made with casein (the typical latex condom) or lamb intestines. Shampoos/Conditioners Ingredients like amino acids or vitamin B could be plant-based … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 2
I had terrible acne growing up. After years of trying different products and health habits, these are my tips for getting rid of acne, based on what worked for me. Change your diet. Drink water, cut out dairy, and eat foods rich in anti-oxidants. Water will keep your skin hydrated and help your body flush out toxins … Continue reading How to get clear skin and keep it that way
So many everyday products are non-vegan; the most surprising thing that I discovered when I became vegetarian was how many of the "fun" foods contained gelatin, which is derived from animal bones, skin, ligaments, etc. When I learned about how gummy bears were really made, it took the innocence right out of them. This is … Continue reading Things you THOUGHT were vegan but aren’t – Part 1
One of the most iconic lines in cult classic movie history (I recently rewatched Mean Girls). OK, Let's do this. High Waisted Jeans from ASOS for $53.00 I've been searching for a good looking pair of high waisted jeans. These are so perfect; I love the ripped detail on the hem and the tabs on the … Continue reading Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.
About three years ago, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenéz was looking to make room in the annual budget by closing down 22 public libraries; next thing you knew, town halls were packed with angry Miamians, the Miami New Times was writing about it, and WLRN (our local NPR station) was reporting on it. The public outrage was so strong that … Continue reading Books, Trump, and the “inner city”
Hey! I've been sick for the last week (still am). Sorry for being absent! I hope you enjoy this simple post. Ceramic Cat Planter for $27.25 This cat planter caught my eye. It's weird and adorable. Sloth bowl for $21.80 I want this to put my keys in. Sushi earrings for $16.29 These earrings are … Continue reading Quirky finds on Etsy
The world's leading cause of climate change is animal agriculture, an industry contributing more than 51% of greenhouse gas emissions (a conservative estimate). Beef is a huge product among consumers, and the love affair Americans have with the industry valued it at $60 billion (in the U.S. alone) in 2015. There is a financial incentive … Continue reading The Environmental Vegan