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Zero waste tooth brushing

Brushing your teeth usually goes hand in hand with a toothbrush made from thick plastic and a plastic tube of toothpaste (maybe with some microplastics tucked inside). A little over a year ago, these were also the tools I used to get the job done (in my defence, I did use vegan products). Since getting more interested in zero waste, I switched up what I had for some more ecological tools. Continue Reading

Beauty, Zero Waste & Minimalism

Lamazuna – Solid Cocoa Butter

These days, a skincare product needs to tick a lot of boxes for me to buy it. First of al, I will only buy it if I have used up everything that falls into the same category, I really don’t want two of almost the same thing. My second demand is that it needs to be either zero waste, or have minimal packaging (preferably no plastic).  My last demand is that it needs to be vegan. I am beginning to feel like a bit of a snob here :D. Anyway, I found this multipurpose solid butter by Lamazuna, and it had everything I was looking for. Continue Reading

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Review: Lush Fireside Soap

Since obtaining a more minimal lifestyle, the hardest hurdle I found was to stay away from Lush products. I just love Lush so much that I find it difficult to resist the temptation of the new products, especially with the new release of the Christmas collection. Old habits die hard. I told myself it was OK to buy a limited amount of items, much less than I would have previously bought. Fireside soap was one of those products that stood out to me enough to make it on my special list.
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Review: Lush Silky Underwear

A few months ago, I purchased this little bottle from Lush. I bought it out of pure curiosity. It is called Sliky Underwear and comes in the same packaging as their little showergels. Silky Underwear is a dusting powder. What is a dusting powder you ask? Well, you can think of it as being like a luxurious, better smelling but far more expensive version of a baby powder.

Silky Underwear consists mainly of cornstarch, kaolin and tiny ground up pieces of cocoa butter for moisture. It is scented with vetivert and jasmin absolue and shares its scent with the Fairy Ring soap from the christmas collection. I’ve fallen in love with this scent after using Fairy Ring for the first time.

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Review: Dr. Organic Rose Otto Face Scrub

So far, I’ve purchased three products by Dr. Organic: the Tea Tree Face Wash, the Olive Oil Face Mask and the Vitamin E Body Butter. After being really impressed with the quality of all three products, I wanted to try some more. Since I ran out of my usual vegan face scrub a while ago (I used to use Let The Good Times Roll by Lush), I opted for the Rose Otto Face Scrub. It claims to be an anti-aging, cleansing exfoliant that leaves the skin toned, rejuvenated and nourished. Let’s see if it lived up to my high expectations… Continue Reading

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P2 Just Dream Like Trio Blush meets Too Faced Sweethearts Blush

Hi there, readers! As you could already see in my post ‘Went to Berlin and bought a few things‘, I stumbled upon a few very cool looking makeup products in Berlin (aka vegan heaven). I was particularly interested in the brand P2. This is a budget brand with lots of vegan options. These options are all clearly labeled on the site from DM (= Drogerie Markt = the German drugstore that sells P2).

P2 currently has a limited edition that is called ‘Just Dream Like’. I liked the look of most of the products, but the blush from the collection was the one that stood out the most to me. Dare I say that we have a dupe for Too Faced Sweethearts on our hands? Let us compare the two shall we… Continue Reading

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Review: Lush Sikkim Girls

Ok, so first things first, Black-Luck was down the past night and the whole of yesterday due to a technical problem with the server. I am so sorry if you tried to access it and could not get trough! I am a total noob when it comes to computer problems myself, so I would like to thank my skilled brother who helped me get Black-Luck back on track.

During March, I reviewed two perfumes by Lush: Sun and Kerbside Violet. Both unique and completely different scents. Today, I am adding another star to the list: Sikkim Girls. This is a complex perfume that is supposed to be seducing and sensual. It contains jasmine, frangipani, tuberose and vanilla. It is easily the most luxurious perfume I own. Continue Reading

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Went to Berlin and bought a few things

Hi there readers. Because I haven’t posted in a while, I wanted to give you guys an update on how I’ve been getting along. Last week, I travelled to Berlin. I wandered about in parks, visited WW II memorials, ate a ton of vegan food, visited art museums, walked a lot and did some shopping. What a beautiful city it is!

I was really amazed at how ‘mainstream’ veganism is in Berlin. There were so many vegan food places that we had a hard time deciding where to go. There even was a completely vegan supermarket called Veganz, aka vegan heaven, in the same street as our hotel. Shopping for vegan beauty products in Berlin was like a dream come true. They have a drugstore called DM that sells so many affordable vegan beauty goodies, I almost fainted. I am not used to having so much choice! Continue Reading

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Review: Lush Kerbside Violet

When it comes to beauty, March has been the month of Lush perfumes for me. I purchased three fine specimens and fell for each of them (you can read my review of Sun Perfume here). Kerbside Violet was my first purchase this month and also my first ever liquid Lush perfume. It smells like violets, jasmine, ylang ylang and rosewood. Kerbside Violet is one of the three new fragrances to be released in stores this month, along with All Good Things and Death And Decay.  Continue Reading

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Review: Dr. Organic Vitamin E Body Butter

Two weeks ago, I wrote a review about the Dr. Organic Virgin Olive Oil Face Mask. I was really impressed by the quality of the product and I mentioned that I wanted to try out some more Dr. Organic products. After that, I went to the store and picked out a few of their products that I was most curious about. One of them was the Vitamin E Body Butter. Dr. Organic describes it as a ‘Richly hydrating and restoring body butter with Aloe Vera, Shea Butter and Jojoba. Continue Reading