December Favorites | Vegan Beauty, Fashion, Food

Vegan makeup, vegan food, vegan fashion

I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas day! This cute babe right here had been scouting the gifts under the tree for days so she was absolutely happy to finally unwrap her present!Vegan Christmas 2017

While you and I are still recovering from food coma (burp), I would like to quickly fill you in with my December favorites covering beauty, fashion and food!

affiliate links belowvegan makeup brands, kat von d lock it foundation, tarte camera lashes mascara, lily lolo illuminator, au naturale lipstick, hourglass metallic strobe palette

Au Naturale Su/stain Lip Stain remains a staple in my stash, you’ve seen me featured this many times and it is for a reason, I love the formula and the stellar pigmentation. Despite the name, it does not stain lips but perform like a regular liquid lipstick. I own four shades, photographed above is Terra-cotta, my color choice for my Christmas FOTD.

Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation is a recent purchase. I know I’m quite late to the party because I prefer lightweight and sheer finish versus full coverage. However, I had to cover up my zits which all of a sudden staged war pre-Christmas (good thing I am on vacation) so a quick trip to Sephora had me caved in. I settled for Medium 53 Neutral, a close match in my opinion. I like the overall wear-time vis-a-vis non-greasy feel. There is minimal dewiness after five hours of “on-point” matte finish.

Lily Lolo Illuminator (Champagne) is something I have been meaning to try for a while, I’m glad I did! The finish is quite similar to Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder hence I use it as finishing powder more than highlighter.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara is another old-timer and quite predictably, a staple month in, month out. So far this is the only mascara that gives my lashes volume and length with very minimal smudging (most mascaras I have tried in the past smudge so to have something that does the least collateral damage is still commendable).

Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette is my best makeup purchase for 2017. I have featured this on my Youtube quite a lot. The intensity is dependent on application and while it is intended for face, I also use it as eyeshadow in days I feel like wearing one.

Here’s my Christmas look using all of the products mentioned above.

vegan makeup brands, kat von d lock it foundation, tarte camera lashes mascara, lily lolo illuminator, au naturale lipstick, hourglass metallic strobe palette

Fashion-wise, I am loving this maxi jumpsuit I bought from Hautelook/Nordstrom. I have it in black/white and navy/white. It runs big so you can size down and still have allowance (for reference, I am wearing XS). It’s still available for sale so if you’re looking for a fun and fashionable piece for summer, now is the time to purchase it.Maxi jumpsuit, bohemian outfit

Another nice and decently-priced vegan leather bag you need to own is from Matt and Nat. If you stalk Hautelook/Nordstrom Rack like I do, you will find it every now and then. This triplet crossbody bag is currently on sale for 50% off.

Matt and Nat crossbody bag, vegan leather bag

Finally, food! If you’re following me on Instagram and Youtube, you will spot my vegan food and recipes every now and then. If you’re like my husband, the hardest to ditch once you go vegan is cheese but really, it isn’t that hard especially if you can make or buy non-dairy alternatives like these ones from Miyoko’s. They taste like cream cheese but they’re vegan, for real! Made from cashews, nutritional yeast, sundried tomato or garlic/ herb (depending on the flavor), you can feast sans the guilt. You can find this brand from your local Whole Foods, Down To Earth (if you live in Hawaii) or online.Miyoko's creamery

 

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18 Comments

  1. December 27, 2017 / 1:34 am

    I like all the cosmetics you've chosen. I need to look into AuNaturale more since that lippie is so pretty.

  2. December 27, 2017 / 2:27 am

    Awww I hope doggo has a good Christmas! I like the sound of your favourites. Lots I haven't tried.

  3. December 27, 2017 / 4:21 am

    I've seen Hourglass' Ambient in many of your videos, and you convinced me I need to have it!

  4. December 27, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    The portrait of you and your dog is positively gorgeous! I love love love the Au Naturale lipstick – that shade is fantastic!

  5. December 28, 2017 / 4:01 am

    Your photos are getting more and more amazing!

  6. December 28, 2017 / 4:17 am

    I love your makeup picks! GORGEOUS! Your pup looks so sweet around he Christmas tree!

    • December 28, 2017 / 8:31 am

      Thank you! Funny coz she still keeps hovering thinking she still has gifts there

  7. December 28, 2017 / 7:19 am

    I made vegan cheese out of Brazil Nuts (followed Deliciously Ella's recipe), and it seems to have got mould in TWO days (in the refrigerator, that too). I have no idea why, but I'm gutted, since Brazil Nuts cost a bit here. Do all vegan cheeses get mould in such a short span of time?

    • December 28, 2017 / 8:30 am

      No if you buy established brands. Yes if you make your own so just make small batch. Have you tried cashew nuts?

  8. December 28, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    That jumpsuit and bag are so cute! I love that the bag has 3 pockets on it!

  9. December 30, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    OMG, your pup is adorable!!!! Love!!!!

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