Bago Bag Review!

Alright, so I’ve had a few people ask me Bago Travel bag since I first mentioned it on the blog a couple months back, specifically how it manages to fold up so compactly. 

Since it’s easier to show vs. tell, I’m proud/frightened to bring you my first video blog ever. Hopefully this answers people’s questions about Bago, without totally making me look like a bobo (like what I did there?)

Let me know if you have any more questions about these awesome products!



Tips on Traveling in Iceland, Part 2: What to Pack

As noted in my previous blog, I decided to write this series of blogs in response to the numerous questions/messages I’ve been getting from friends and friends of friends who are planning to traveling to Iceland soon or are thinking of trying to book a trip after seeing/reading so much about this amazing place. I figured the best time to put this guide together was when I was still in the middle of my trip, so the information is still fresh in my mind. Feel free to leave a comment if there’s a certain aspect of travel you might be curious about. I’m definitely not an expert on Iceland, but hopefully my experiences might help you plan for your trip!

Alright, so the next topic I decided to tackle was “What specific things should I bring on my trip?” Although this might vary a bit, depending on the exact type of travel experience you’re planning, I think this overview should prove helpful to most people. Continue reading

Another Brand Bites the Dust: Sephora is No Longer Cruelty Free

Just found out that yet another brand seems to have jumped aboard the Let’s-Sell-to-China bandwagon: According to Logical Harmony, Sephora is now selling its product in China. And because China is the only country that has laws requiring animal testing, any company that agrees to sell to China is breaking their cruelty-free stance, regardless if they don’t otherwise test. Continue reading

Products I Love: Vegan Cuts

Cruelty-free shopping definitely can be tricky, especially if you’re looking for products that are stylish, fashionable, and affordable. I was recently lamenting how difficult it can be to find decent products that are cruelty free without having to sacrifice the specific look and quality I’m seeking.

A friend recently told me about Vegan Cuts, which essentially is Groupon for animal-friendly shopping, founded to help make discovering–and purchasing–new vegan products fun and easy. Continue reading

Products I Love: Eco-Emi

I have to admit that sometimes sticking to my principles on trying to only support cruelty-free companies can be tough, and a little frustrating. Sometimes I miss the ease and effortlessness of not having to check labels or confuse salespeople. A lot of research and time often has to go into selecting the products I purchase for myself and my family and many times I feel like I’m unable to really keep abreast of the cool new products and companies out there that actually are catering to my needs. And I know I’m not alone in this–I’ve had many friends who know my stance on animal testing ask me for recommendations or tips on brands that are also aligned with those values. In fact, I had one friend ask awhile ago for a run down of cosmetic companies that are certified cruelty free that I know and trust.

I thought this was a fabulous idea, but as anyone who reads this blog on the regular (or attempted to) has learned–I can be slow-moving. But I have been thinking on this idea for some time and decided I wanted to feature some of the awesome brands I’ve fallen in love with, as well as some cool resources I’ve used to try to keep up with the lifestyle I hope to maintain. Continue reading