I’m a big fan of Kat Von D Beauty and I’m sure by now you’ve heard me talk about my love of these products before. But today I wanted to share the company ethics as I think it’s an important part of educating as many people as possible in the beauty industry that we DO have a choice when it comes to animal testing, and you can actively make a difference by choosing to invest your money in cruelty-free brands. Your dollar is your vote.

Kat Von D herself is a well known vegan (I’ve previously featured her in my Hot Vegan Celebrity video), and she made the decision that her company should reflect her ethos and also become completely vegan.

On the brand’s website it states: ‘Although the FDA hasn’t established a regulation for what it means to be “vegan,” we define it as as a product that does not contain any animal products or by-products, and has not been tested on animals. Kat Von D Beauty products marked #VeganAlert indicate that the finished product is vegan. Kat Von D Beauty never tests on animals—and never will.’

This is such a powerful message and so refreshing to see it displayed so proudly on their website.

So you can rest assured, you’re shopping from an ethical cruelty free and vegan company whenever you buy from Kat Von D.

My favorite products are the Lock It Matte Foundation, the Tattoo Liquid Liner and the Everlasting Liquid Lipstick!

 

You guys know I’m a foodie. And why yes, there is such thing as a vegan foodie. In fact, I think you’ll find all vegans are generally foodies. Vegan food is the best food in the world. It’s delicious, filling, varied, fresh, creative, colourful, ethical and totally bad ass.

Since being vegan, I have found myself so much more creative when cooking, and I love experimenting with flavours and veganizing food (because believe me, anything can be veganized).

For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a Vegan Gourmet Cookery Day at Demuth’s in Bath from my Mum, and it was such an incredible experience I wanted to share it with you guys!

Demuth’s is a completely vegetarian cookery school in Bath and over the last year they have started to offer more and more vegan courses and classes. There were 8 students in my class (shout out to my new real life vegan pals) and it was a super fun and creative environment to learn in.

Firstly we made Bindaetteok, or Mung Bean & Kimchi Pancakes, which were absolutely delicious. We made a pickled fennel, carrot and lime salad and spiralized beetroot and spring onion salad to go with it, as well as 2 dipping sauces.  I mean, heart eyes for always. Potentially one of the best things I’ve eaten. And I’ve now bought a spiralizer. How I lived without one for so long I don’t know.

I also learnt SO much about kimchi and how to make it – I honestly can’t wait to experiment and make my own. I mean, how beautiful is this plate of food?!

Next up we made Spinach and Vegan Ricotta Malfatti. This was honestly heaven. So cheesy. So creamy. So amazing. We made a cheesy thyme and shallot sauce to go with it, as well as roasted herb and balsamic tomatoes, wild garlic pesto and an asparagus garden salad.

We made our own pesto from wild garlic and hazelnuts and the combination was just dreamy. I’ll never look at a jar of pesto in the same way again.

Finally we finished with a Vanilla Pannacotta made from coconut milk and served with Amaretti and roasted and macerated Rhubarb. This was such an exciting dish to make as we made the Amaretti from Aquafaba which is the liquid from a drained can of chick peas!

You may have seen videos on the internet showing how you can make vegan meringues from chickpea water, and I’ll admit I was a little dubious too.

Meringue from chick pea water? Wtf.

But guys, it was BOMB. It was the fluffiest, stickiest meringue and it was just mind blowing.

Chickpeas. I know.

I’m fairly sure it was the best full vegan food day I’ve had. Every single thing we made and ate was heaven and it was SO exciting to learn new techniques and get recipe ideas from some truly incredible chefs.

I got mountains of inspiration for new dishes and how to impress non-vegans with my vegan cooking.

I’d highly recommend you check out the courses available and even if you’re not vegan or veggie, give one ago and you’ll come away amazed!

Shout out to Lydia and Helen for such amazing guidance and teaching! Thank you guys so much!

I have a secret. I’m a hoarder.

I like to hoard new clothes and leave them in their bags with labels on and torture myself by not wearing them. I know.

But it also means I can film kick ass collective hauls for you guys. So I’m willing to suffer because I love you so much.

Here’s a whole bunch of beautiful Spring/Summer clothes from a range of wonderful shops such as ASOS, H&M, Missguided, Miss Selfridge and Ethics & Antics. Spring fashion is killing it at the moment and there seems to be such a variety of trends. I’ve also tried all the clothes on for you so you can see how they move and fit!

Let me know what you favourite item is in the comments, and which trend is your favourite?

I am completely obsessed with the Spring Homeware trends I’m seeing pop up all over my Pinterest boards and IG feeds recently. You guys know that I try and share and convey my love of interiors and home decor here on my blog, and for me a haul video lets me actually show you the items and talk you through each purchase.

I ventured into Matalan a few weeks ago and was blown away by how cool their homeware section was!! I haven’t seen many haul videos actually featuring Matalan on YouTube so I felt it was a good opportunity to dedicate an entire video to the Matalan homeware pieces I picked up!

I would love to know what your favourite item is I picked up!! It would also make my DAY if you subscribe to my channel by clicking here and pressing the red subscribe button!