Ethical Vegan Makeup To Make Your Girlfriend Look Even More Gorgeous »
UPDATE! It appears the mascara reviewed is NOT vegan. The eyeshadow is. Purely Posh has a good marking system, we just got confused! Forgive us.
Are you looking for ethical, organic, eco-friendly, gluten-free, completely vegan makeup? I know Urban Decay says they’ll stay ethical (I am glad to hear it and really hope that’s true!) but if you’re looking for a huge variety of vegan makeup products that fit the above description, Purely Posh offers lots and lots of options at really affordable prices!
Purely Posh sent me free samples of two products: Mineral Lights Eyeshadow in color Shangri La and Mineral LashLuxe Mascara in color Onyx. The amazing beauty/model/vegan health and juice coach Courtney Pool radiated with her Purely Posh makeup-bedazzled eyes. Look at those blues pop, ow ow! I don’t really wear makeup but I definitely know sexy vegan gorgeous when I see it! Mmm hmm!
According to founder and owner Jen Gamez, Purely Posh was created to bring awareness to the dangers of chemicals in beauty care products. Our skin is a fast-track to toxic exposure as it absorbs pretty much everything. According to their website, “On average each woman applies 12 different products to her skin each day, totaling about 500 different chemicals.” Wow. Jen says she just wants her customers to feel at peace that they are applying safe and ethically sourced products to their bodies. That sounds and looks pretty radical to me! Get Purely Posh online.
OMG: Ellen Degeneres Admits She’s An Egg Eater »
As I wrote on my personal blog today five minutes after I found out, Ellen Degeneres casually revealed during a recent segment on The Ellen Show that she’s no longer vegan. In an interview with Grey’s Anatomy actress-come-backyard chicken wrangler Ellen Pompeo, Ellen Degeneres said:
We have neighbors who have chickens, and we get our eggs from those chickens because they’re happy.
Eating eggs from chickens that are “happy” is common among the elite Eco-conscious set in Hollywood and beyond. The belief goes a little something like this: Happy chickens = happy eggs = we can all eat eggs and no longer be vegan but still be ethical eaters, because, hey, the chickens are happy, right?!
Because many of us vegans follow “all the news that’s fit to print” and therefore know that all the eggs are shit to eat, we can all now recall a recent New York Times article that showed backyard chicken farming is downright dangerous for humans, especially in certain cities. You can also read our Vegansaurus post about the study showing eating backyard eggs is like swallowing little lead-filled bombs.
I’m admittedly hella disappointed my queer vegan mentor has gone eggy, but Ellen’s admission could be a great springboard for the vegan movement to have a real debate about this weird backyard egg fad. As a vegan movement, we need to address this issue. I suggest doing tons of studies and throwing mad science at the debate by exposing more of the health and environmental dangers of eating backyard eggs, not to mention the big potential for mistreatment of chickens when they stop producing eggs. While I commend actresses and performers for wishing to care for chickens and treat them humanely, I wonder what will happen to these chickens when they stop laying eggs, or if they find lead in the eggs? I have a hard time thinking that every Hollywood eco-conscious person will suddenly want pet chickens once they stop producing; Will they then justify turning them into “happy” humane chicken meat? It’s a slippery slope.
What are your thoughts?
My vegan Thanksgiving plate! Cornbread & apple Stuffed portobello, mashed taters & garlic madness gravy, haricots verts with TraderJoes fried onion crunchy thingys, roasted drunken Brussel sprouts, and an awesome kale salad with pepitas! And gin. alllllll the gin for family gatherings.
Beautiful! Who else is ready to do Thanksgiving again!? LET’S EAT/KILL ME NOW.
More Reader Thanksgivings! They are very tasty, you’re all geniuses! »
This Thanksgiving we had the delicious Field Roast brand Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute, garlic mashed potatoes with gravy, dinner rolls, steamed veggies, whole wheat stuffing with celery and onions and green bean casserole (cooked with veggie broth, mushrooms and carrots)! :)
Ed.: Yum, yum, and also: GIVE ME SOME!
Straight-Up-Thanksgiving Burgers & Hunan-Style Sweet Potato Fries »
For Thanksgiving we made Straight-Up-Thanksgiving Burgers (AMAZING!), topped with Hickory Smoked Tofurky slices and gravy and served on toasted onion rolls. On the side: extra garlic & chive mashed potatoes and stuffing, as well as Hunan-Style Baked Sweet Potato French Fries with Chili Sauce (recipe via the upcoming The Chinese Vegan Kitchen, which I’m in the process of reviewing).
I accidentally ate so much that I had to swap my pants for a bathrobe. My only regret? I didn’t have any room left for the homemade soy chai ice cream or So Delicious Nog!
My almost-fully vegetarian family (my dad eats veg in the house, but not always when he’s out) made a fully-vegan thanksgiving feast! we had quinoa and apple-stuffed acorn squash, mashed sweet and regular potatoes, roasted veggies up the wazoo, salad, rolls, veggie pot pie, and for dessert - pumpkin pudding and apple pie. so yummy! so vegan! as much as I dislike thanksgiving on principle, I’m so grateful that I have a family that is understanding and accommodating of my vegan lifestyle, and has been so willing to make changes in their own lifestyles for me.
My omnivorous family made me a vegan feast!
Roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, collard greens, lentil loaf, butternut squash and sweet potatoes, roasted carrots.
Not pictured: green beans with caramelized onions and sweet potato soup. YUM!
We love the vegan-friendly omnivore families out there!
Vegan Thanksgiving plate: cider glazed sweet potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, corn souffle, mushroom gravy, stuffing, field roast’s celebration roast, cranberry sauce.
This looks good but I’m a bit distracted by how much I love that plate! Want it!
Looks so yummy! The Dandies are killing me.
Hello all! Here is my Thanksgiving FEAST, all gluten-free and vegan to accommodate my little family.
- Candied local sweet potatoes with Dandies.
- Carrots and apricots with toasted almonds marinated in agave nectar and fresh citrus juices
- Green beens and fingerling potatoes (purple and gold)
- Balsamic black cherry vinegar, toasted pecans, cranberries and Brussels sprouts
- Creamed spinach with Daiya
- Rosemary roll
And for dessert, Vegan pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon snap crust and caramelized pecan topping.
Okay, I lied! One more tonight because it’s very gorgeous and very tasty:
I had mashed potatoes, stuffing, Asian coleslaw, French onion soup, cranberry rhubarb sauce, and green bean casserole.
I’m really loving the amount of food I’m seeing on all these plates, it’s crazy impressive. Way to EAT, my friends. HAPPY THANKSGIVING VEGANSAURS!!
The tradition of staring at delicious plates continues tomorrow! Until then, let’s sleep PLEASE GOD I MUST SLEEP.