Monthly Archives: October 2016

Guest Editor: Vegan Blogger Sunny Subramanian

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LOVE GOODLY’s October/November box (Click here for a peak inside the October/November box!) was curated by none other than Sunny Subramanian, founder of Vegan Beauty Review and author of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty. We chatted with her to learn more about Vegan Beauty Review, her goals for the website, and her love for vegan dessert.

Can you tell us a little more about why you started Vegan Beauty Review?

I’ve been a compassionate beauty junkie since I was in utero (I like to joke that placenta was my very first eye cream). 😉 I started Vegan Beauty Review in 2007 after searching the web for vegan beauty suggestions and product reviews and not having a ton of luck. I realized there was a void that needed to be filled, and I was more than happy to be the one to do that. I showcase the latest and greatest cruelty-free beauty products, fashion, food and everything in between. My main goal is to show the world that veganism is fun, beautiful, and delicious.

Can you share more about your goals for the website as well as what you would like to achieve?

One of my biggest goals recently came to fruition. I had always dreamt about writing a vegan beauty and lifestyle book based on all the knowledge, tips and tricks I had acquired over the years running VBR, and just last month, my book The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty was officially launched. I hope to continue growing my brand and educate even more people around the world about cruelty-free living.

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What do you love about LOVE GOODLY?

Ooh, I love that they feature the most luxe, all-natural, eco-friendly, vegan & cruelty-free goodies. Everything is so beautifully and thoughtfully curated. Opening a LOVE GOODLY box is like getting a fun birthday surprise, often filled with lots of oohs and ahhs.

What advice can you share those wanting to start a Vegetarian/Vegan lifestyle?

1) Start at a pace that’s comfortable to you. It doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing. Baby steps are totally OK. 2) Follow interesting and engaging vegan food, beauty, and lifestyle blogs and websites to draw inspiration and stay motivated. 3) Join veg-friendly Facebook groups and  meet-ups for support and a sense of community.

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I am currently…

  • Watching… Just finished watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix and am officially  hooked!
  • ReadingYou Are A Badass by Jen Sincero (self-help, inspiration book)
  • EatingTofu scramble and gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free pancakes (trying to eat healthier lately… trying)
  • CovetingA life-size cardboard cutout of Ryan Gosling.
  • ListeningRyan Adams’ 1989 Taylor Swift cover album… sooo good!

In your About page, you list a lot of your favorite desserts. Now, if you could pick ONE to eat for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Rice crispy treats, hands down.

Name 3 beauty or skincare products you are loving right now.

I’m currently gaga over 100% Pure’s Pomegranate Oil lipstick in Hibiscus. It’s a bright red that complements my olive-y skin tone perfectly. It’s long-lasting, it applies like a dream and it’s uber moisturizing. Another product I super duper love is Osea’s Blemish Balm – it’s the perfect moisturizer to use when dealing with breakouts. I also can’t live without Pacifica’s Deodorant Wipes – I seriously use them every single day.

If I had one day with no obligations, meetings, projects, etc., I would…

Sleep in hella late, take a long relaxing bubble bath, get a full body massage, and eat rice crispy treats all damn day.

Peek Inside the October/November Box!

 

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Fall is finally here! For some, it may be a new season to adjust to and, for some, it means new beginnings. But, to us? It’s time to reveal the October/November box!

This month’s delivery is curated by one of our favorite blogger, Sunny Subramanian of Vegan Beauty Review and author of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY BeautyShe selected some of her favorite products that are intended “to bring out your inner earth goddess and help facilitate self care.”

And, this box supports Beagle Freedom Project, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit run by Animal Rescue, Media and Education (ARME). The Beagle Freedom Project negotiates with laboratories across the world to secure the release of dogs and other animals and give them a chance at a normal home life.

Now, want to know what’s inside the box? Read on…

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Lippy Girl Makeup Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow, $16

Lippy Girl’s natural, vegan pressed mineral shadows are the smoothest, most blendable you can find. They’re free of petro-chemicals, silicone, and preservatives Your box has one of 10 amazing colors – trade with your friends or collect them all!

You can choose to personalize your box by emailing us at [email protected] to request your favorite Lippy Girl eye shadow color (see the 10 color choices in the image) while supplies last. Please include your email address and name and note “Lippy Girl” in the subject. If we do not hear from you, we will pick a color for you!

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Blissoma Scentless Stick Mini Solid Natural Deodorant, $10

Inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness month, we included Blissoma’s non-toxic deodorant because it really works. With an unscented recipe featuring mango butter, clay, zinc, and baking soda, it keeps odor at bay (we love it!).

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LINNÉ Botanicals PURIFY Face Mask & Wash, $58

Made from all-natural botanical compounds to optimize the health of your skin, LINNÉ’s PURIFY includes organic and wild-harvested ingredients such as French green clay, Dead Sea salt, and olive leaf powder. 2 products in 1 – we’re obsessed!

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Rawxies Lemon Poppy Seed or Mint Chocolate Chip Heart Bar, $2

Rawxies is an indulgent, nutritious, low-calorie bar – and delicious too! Because they are not heated above 105 degrees, they’re considered a pre-digested food (easier on your body).

Note: You will receive either one of the flavors (not both!)

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TribeTats LOVE GOODLY Tattoo, $2

Make a statement! Take a pic wearing your Cruelty Free tattoo; hashtag #lovegoodlytat and tag us on Instagram. Our team will choose our favorite photograph based on creativity and style. The winner will get their photo on our home page. Must post by 11/30/16.

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or check out our one-time gift options here.

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