Arising from a strict all girl catholic school, using make up was pretty much a sin. And now I go to uni, there’s a whole lotta freedom. I CAN WEAR CASUAL CLOTHES. But let’s be real, I ain’t one to cake it on, but every now and then I get a bit risky and wear some lip balm - I know, I FREAKIN’ KNOW, the bachelorrete better step up their game cos there’s a hella lot of drama crackalakin’ in Andreaville. And thankfully, I discovered LukBeautifood. My saviour. A way for effortless shimmer, minus the cake on feels. I have the ‘chia shimmer’ and ‘mandarin and cinnamon’ (tastes like chocolate) and am obsessed.
You can buy these lipsticks and more vegan beauty cosmetics here
Whilst watching a boring chem lecture (blah blah carbohydrate, blah blah macronutrients, blah blah same old mature age student asking questions of irrelevancy- you know who you are), I learnt that coconut oil is a healthy saturated fat and a medium-chain fatty acid. So what does that mean to us? Well, my friends, it means that coconut oil isn’t stored as fat like other oils, it becomes energy, aids in immunity, digestion and helps your hormones to function (WAIT… do I reference this? APA 6th, where you at? - Nah stuff it). Behold, my latest cooking discovery - Bio-medical’s Organic Tasteless Coconut Oil, the healthier oil to use. Use it for pan-frying, baking and anything cooking related. Your body will love you for it! So get yo masterchef on and buy their coconut oil here.
There’s nothing worse than coming home after a night out and having to take your make up off. You’re tired, you wanna go to bed and your make up is the equivalent to the drawing of a blindfolded toddler who’s in the midst of a hyperactive sugar rush. You plumage through the bathroom, stumbling and after copious amounts of makeup wipes, you begin to regret your life choices and think, why the damn hell do I put this on every time? Wait… why the damn hell did I leave the house? Is this my rebellious teenage phase? OMG… AM I BECOMING TAYLOR MOMSEN?!?! So that’s why I was over the moon when I heard about zk’in’s certified organic make up remover cleanser. Yes that’s right, it’s a cleanser specialised to remove make up so you don’t have to dig your way to find your face. And it also removes impurities that may have landed on your face during an ‘eventful’ night… Check out their products here
Technically, I’m an 18 year old, but inside, I’m a middle-aged nana. I can knit, wear glasses and love a good cuppa. (All I need now is Miller’s button up and flat orthopaedic shoes to complete the package) Despite the fact that it’s spring, Melbourne’s weather is still crappy and pukka’s tea is still keeping me sane and warming me up when angsty levels are on the verge.
I gave their green tea’s a try and found them soothing and the perfect compliment to a cold Melbourne day.
Not gonna lie, being a plant-based foodie, it can be challenging to find places to eat- especially when you’re in unknown territory and eating with other people (cos yas, that’s right guys I HAVE FRIENDS. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR). Was stoked to find out about this app called ‘Nourishing Adventures’ which gives you a list of all the restaurants available in Victoria which can cater to your dietary needs. Vegan? Gluten-free? Dairy-free? Whateverotherthingsyou’reallergicto-free? You name it and this app will tell you what restaurants to go to. In hindsight, it has been my saviour because the lazy fella within me is literally crying with happiness right now. This is a momentous occasion guyz, download the app and we can have a hysterical cry together…
You can download the app here for apple users or here for android