Rosewater

Rosewater – a magical hydrosol that you can use on your face, hair, body and everywhere in between (wherever that could be). I’ve been gifted a small bottle a couple months back (available from Ceano Cosmetics) and love to use it as a face mist whenever I need a little moisture surge anti-inflammatory combo.

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grandma’s apple pie

The best thing about birthdays – or any celebration – and let’s be real: the pie! My sweet mother in law veganized her apple pie recipe for me and I’m happy to let you in on a little secret family recipe here.That being said, there is no need for you to wait till your next birthday to go ahead and bake this beauty!

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Stamppot – Dutch potato mash

This is a simple yet super tasty feel-good food. As a German, my love for potatoes is endless. 🙂 However, the German cuisine can’t take much credit for this fabulous dish. I discovered it after moving to The Netherlands. The original recipe includes plenty of animal products such as meat, butter and milk. So I took the liberty of veganizing it and it turned out so delicious!

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Review Marsk mineral eyeshadow

Now I must say that I was a little sceptical in the beginning. Even though I love using mineral powders on my face as a foundation or a highlighter, I was a little concerned that it would be a very messy product to apply onto the eyelids. Well let me tell you: I was wrong!

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One pot pasta with tomatoes

This recipe is basically idiot proof: trust me, I know that as I am far away from being a gourmet chef. The concept of one pot pastas is pretty self-explanatory as you throw all the ingredients together in one pot. This particularly one was inspired by a recipe from Rachel Schultz, which I ‘veganized’.  It’s simple, quick and so delicious so perfect for those lazy Sundays.

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Review: the Adlay sheet mask by Beyond

Korean Skincare has been a hit in Europe for quite some time, and there are a multitude of reasons for that. In Korea, investing in an immaculate appearance, especially of your skin, is a norm worth splurging on. Just think, the night time regimen can include up to 15 different steps! Something quite impressive, considering that I usually use…3? Ok, lies. Mostly just 1.

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Why cruelty free?

When I was still eating animal products I always made sure to shop all of my dairy products, eggs, meat and so on organic. Now as a vegan, this desire of buying as organic and local as possible only grew stronger on me. But earlier in my life I never made the connection between organic food and the importance of all natural, cruelty free cosmetics. I cared enough about what came into my body, but I didn’t pay attention to what came onto my skin. Through documentaries I became aware of the horrifying circumstances animals are captured in for experiments and tests.

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