The lovely people at INIKA don't compromise on quality or performance. Better still, as far as I'm concerned, their products are 100% naturally derived and cruelty free. None are tested on animals or contain ingredients which are a result of animal cruelty. They sent me samples of their Bold Lash Vegan Mascara, Curvy Lash Vegan Masacara and The Mascara, which I was happy to test.
Bold Lash Vegan Mascara
Wow, dramatic! This deeply pigmented formula glides on smoothly, instantly amplifying lashes by coating every one with glossy black pigment. Even for those with sparser lashes this helps give a voluminous appearance AND it protects lashes too while the large brush separates and coats individual lashes. It contains certified organic Magnolia Bark, Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil. (£27)
Curvy Lash Vegan Mascara
With a plant-based, smudge-proof formula and a purpose-built curling wand, this mascara coats every lash evenly. Enriched with certified organic Carnauba Wax and Vitamin E, this curling mascara does as it says and flares out lashes holding them in place with a deep dose of pigment. (£25)
Did you know, INIKA'S organic make-up range has won a plethora of awards - over 35 in total - for product excellence and innovation, beating big name brands in open categories. If you are eco-conscious, it makes sense to choose INIKA for 100% natural, ethical cosmetics.
All INIKA products are 100% naturally derived, Certified Vegan & Cruelty Free
Plamil - short for 'plant milk' - the first certified producer of UK organic and vegan chocolate, has launched Cocoabites. Produced with 100% renewable energy, they come in plastic-free glass jars, the greenest most environmentally friendly packaging possible! Better still, jars are refillable, reusable and recyclable and there are three super-tasty varieties to choose from.
I was sent a selection to try. These included:
Vegan Milky Smooth Cocoabites - a new generation of vegan milk chocolate, these delicate bites have an exceptionally smooth texture which makes them beyond moreish.
Vegan White Cocoabites - fabulous chunks of delicious white cocoa with a smooth finish. They are so creamy and not at all sickly like some white chocolate.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Cocoabites - Prefer dark chocolate? These have a super high cocoa content of 67%. This means that they are wonderfully smooth with the sweetness coming from unrefined coconut blossom sugar.
As well as fully recyclable jars, Cocoabites are also available in 1 kg refill packs which make them even greener when it comes to buying more.
Vegan Cocoabites don't contain milk, wheat or gluten and are made to the highest no nut/ no peanut standards. I loved them, they're really tasty and I would never have guessed that they are dairy free. Why don't you give them a try? I think you'll love them too!
The new Cocoabites range which get top marks from me have an RRP of £2.50 and are available from leading independent health shops and on-line at Plamil Foods.
Plamil choose to be ethical and sustainable by using certified cocoa, avoiding child slave labour, respecting animals and the environment . All products are made in the UK.
At any time, an estimated twenty million whisky casks are maturing across Scotland. These are all exposed to ‘the Angels’ Share’, the name given to evaporation from casks during maturation. You can't blame the angels for taking their pick, after all they are bound to enjoy some casks more than others and there's nothing the hard working distillers can do but watch their efforts disappear.
The Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky is bottled for whisky drinkers to savour, created from a selection of lovely Speyside and Highland malt whiskies.
Angels' Nectar Original Tasting Notes:
•Colour – An honest, natural, light chardonnay.
•Nose – Sweet, vanilla, fruit syrup, apple, pear, the delicious aroma of an apple pie in the oven.
•Taste – Heather honey and lemon.
•Finish – A hint of spice.
•A vibrantly fresh whisky, served just the way the angels like it
My sample was provided by spirits bottler Highfern Ltd, established by Robert Ransom in 2014.
The label for this whisky brand features a striking fractal design, with an angel shaped ethereal mist, within which angels can be seen enjoying their share.
I'm Gilly, award winning journalist, travel writer and 12 x author. I'm published in national and regional papers / magazines.