Vegan Shopping in Lisbon

When you first move to somewhere new, it’s really exciting to explore your new surroundings. From finding local spots, off the beaten tracks, the joy of lesser-known cafes and eateries, to discovering the best places to source vegan groceries. In fact, getting those must- haves is one way to make yourself feel at home in…

Wolf & Zephyr – Conflict Free Jewellery

When you are looking for a beautiful piece of jewellery, do you consider how the minerals and gemstones were sourced? Are you aware if the mining processes were respectful to the local environment, and if the people who mined for these materials were treated fairly, and given safe working conditions? It’s easy to overlook these…

Greenwashing – What it is and how to avoid it.

Companies want us to feel like we’re making the right choices by choosing their products. Even if we’re not. Some simply bend the truth, and make inflated claims about their sustainability and eco credentials. Other companies simply lie. Greenwashing comes in a number of disguises – from colour changes, use of leaves as imagery, clever…

The Friendly Facial Cleansing Bar

Are you looking to care for your facial skin on a budget without all of the chemicals, dryness and harsh stripping of oils? I’ve always hated using bars of soap on my face (dry, tight skin, requiring lots of moisturiser afterwards) and I wanted to see if this one was going to be the exception……

Vegan Lisbon Eats – Tataoim

Greetings from Lisbon, Portugal. After waiting for what seemed like a lifetime to get our belongings shipped here, we’re settled and I’m back to writing again. Life is good. I’ve decided to run a series of reviews about the amazing vegan restaurants here in Lisbon – there are so many. The vegan restaurant scene here…

On the move…

I thought it was about time I write a little note to let you all know why it’s been so quiet on here of late. My father sadly passed away just over a year ago, and in that time, we’ve made the decision to move again, this time to sunny Portugal. Moving is no new…

No bleach coming near this bum!

You’ve heard the phrase, “What goes on you goes in you”. In fact, you’ve heard it from me. It refers to the numerous chemicals that are absorbed into our bodies from certain skincare and beauty products. So, you’ve switched your lotions, your toothpaste and your deodorant, but have you thought about the fabrics you wear…

Why Vegan Travel is Easier than Ever Before (Guest Post)

In the past, travelling as a vegan or with any dietary requirements could have been a little tricky. Many travellers took to bringing their own snacks with them, and cautiously holding up a translation card in order to find out what their meal contained. Luckily, the world has moved on fairly quickly, and plenty more…

Reusables… But Better. Probiotic Cleaning from Nookary.

If the first you’ve heard of probiotic cleaners is from the title of this post, you are not alone! I’d never heard of them before I was introduced to Nookary either. So I’ll start from the very beginning. What is a probiotic cleaner? Unlike most home cleaning products which use harsh and toxic chemicals to…

Live Lagom with IKEA – A More Sustainable Christmas

The small changes you make can have a big impact – that’s the philosophy behind IKEA’s Live Lagom community. A few months ago, I was invited to join a small group of others, all keen to make changes towards a more sustainable world, to be part of the Live Lagom team in the Nottingham IKEA…