Friday, September 1, 2017

Fun Friday: New Vegan Products!

Hi you guys! I hope that you are all doing well and hopefully gearing up for a long weekend! I'll be living vicariously through you since my weekend stays the same but I'm definitely hoping for some quality rest and relaxation since I haven't been feeling great this week. I didn't think that today's post was even going to happen but I managed to pull myself together and I am excited for what I have to share with you today!

I thought it would be fun to check out some fun new vegan things I've found around town. They may not be new to the market but they are new to me and I'm happy to be trying them. I have a few food items and a few makeup items! There's a lot of pictures so stick with me :)

So up first I was SO FREAKING EXCITED to make this discovery! I personally think 7-11 coffee is way better than Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts (who were the ones with vegan milk options) so I'd get my coffee black and add my own creamer later. Well. Not anymore!!! My 7-11 started carrying Silk Almond Creamer! What the what?! I was so excited to not have to carry my own damn creamer since I'm apparently not even capable of picking up the proper container from the store. Check your local 
7-11 if you like their coffee best!

As I showed in my last Whole Foods haul, I grabbed the Kite Hill Strawberry Banana yogurt tubes to try out. Strawberry banana yogurt is my favorite so I was excited to give it a try. It's ok, I just wish there was more banana flavor. You can definitely taste the almonds. I found that the almond and also just straight up sweetness to be the strongest flavors. I think it will be perfect squeezed on top of a banana though. I am not in love with it but I don't hate it. I'll finish them but probably won't buy it again.

I'd been hearing about how this is the BEST vegan macaroni and cheese around town so when I saw it in my store I figured I'd give it a try.

I added some broccoli and cauliflower to mine to add some sort of nutrition and gave it a try. Honestly, I don't really like it. There is no cheesy taste at all and I get that vegan mac n cheese isn't going to taste super cheesy but this is just bland. It was definitely disappointing, especially because it was so hyped to begin with. I have another serving left that I will eat because I'm not about wasting food but definitely disappointing.

Ok let's move on to some makeup!!

I love Wet n Wild as a brand. They are super affordable, their products are nice quality, you can find it almost anywhere and they are completely cruelty free and mostly vegan. My highlighter game is severely lacking and I had heard about the limited edition Mermaid Highlighting Bar in Midnight Moon in the new  Wet n Wild Midnight Mermaid collection and figured I'd see if I could get my hands on it. Clearly I did and you guys... how fucking stunning is this product?! It looks like a mermaid imprint in the sand and the color and pigmentation are absolutely phenomenal. And it's HUGE. You get 8.5 grams of highlighter for $6.99. That's amazing. 

And they are awesome and clearly label their vegan products with "Vegan." I thought that was worth sharing so if you are not sure, try taking a look at the product and most likely it will say it. If not check online, they are very good about being clear about which products are vegan.

I really want to try their foundation and concealer but haven't found it in stores yet. I get worried about trying to match my face color when I order online because I'm just terrible at it. Have you guys seen them anywhere?

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this on here before but I really love Kat Von D. I love her style, her aesthetic, her taste, her talent and the way she is fearless in expressing exactly who she is. I think she is amazing and I love her beauty line. Her brand is also completely cruelty free and is moving toward making her whole line Vegan but for now you can check which products of hers are vegan on her website.

You guys know I'm a sucker for lipstick. Especially bold lipsticks. That have glitter and are metallic. I've been waiting for these matte metallic lipsticks to come out for about a year I think and they are finally here and they are STUNNING. These are the Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil Liquid Lipsticks and I could not wait to get my grubby paws on them.

I decided to go for it and splurge on an early birthday give for myself and I ordered three colors. They are scheduled to be delivered today and I can't freaking wait!

I have been searching for a color like this for YEARS. A cherry red metallic lipstick that reminds me of Dorothy's ruby slippers in the Wizard of Oz. It has not existed until now. You better believe I ordered this beauty.

I know this is similar to the one above but that intense copper shift is what won me over. Copper is an amazing color for ladies with blue eyes (that color wheel stuff works guys!) and copper lipstick is one of my favorites. Pair it with a brick red base color and I'm sold.

I know. This one is probably very surprising. I surprised myself too but I REALLY wanted it. I've wanted a black lipstick for a really long time but could never really justify it. Then I saw this one with its purple and silver glitter and as much as I tried to talk myself out of it I just couldn't. It's so pretty. And maybe I'll only wear it on Halloween or contained in my own house but I just really wanted it in my collection. Maybe I'll do a look to share with you guys here.

So that's what I have for you guys today! Have you seen any new products out there that you've wanted to try? Do you have any recommendations for things I should look out for? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you all so much for reading and I will see you back here on Sunday! Happy Friday!


  1. So cool about 7/11! I don't like coffee from stores usually, unless it is fancy pants coffee XD But it is nice to see options out there! Some places get annoyed when you ask for a little soy milk for your coffee, and some places will charge you! What the heck? For a splash or soy milk?

    I like the Annie's vegan mac and cheese BUT I knew ahead of the time that it didn't taste like "cheese" It is very pumpkin-y.

    1. Right?! I thought it was awesome that they had the almond milk creamer. I know panera charges way too much for a splash of soy milk in your coffee which is silly. I get it if you are making a large latte but just coffee?

      I knew it may not taste cheesy but it just tasted bland to me. I guess I was just expecting this life changing thing since it was so hyped but I tend to be disappointed by over-hyped products.

    2. I worked at a coffee shop and I've seen so many people dump a large portion of their hot coffee into our trash bags (which makes a mess for us) and fill it with lots of half & half, and milk, etc. That has to be more for us than a splash of soy milk!

      Maybe I had to opposite reaction since the blog I followed like it the least? Funny how the hype was opposite for us lol

    3. I know, it is such a waste and really annoying! That's why I just carry my own :)

      I think different people just have different tastes! I think me for when I have something like mac n cheese I kind of just want it to resemble mac n cheese as closely as possible. There are certain things where I'm like ok, whatever it's not close but it's not a big deal but I guess maybe for the whole comfort food and nostalgia thing I was hoping it would be more authentic?

  2. You had me at mermaid. Anything mermaid! And metallic cherry red! Can you post a pic of how the highlighter looks on you on another Fun Friday? I've never applied it and wouldn't even know how.

    1. Right?! Midnight mermaid is everything I love haha. I will definitely post some pics using my new products for a fun friday post! You just apply it to the highest points on your face that will catch the light (top of cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, cupids bow, chin, around the temples) and it creates a gorgeous shimmery highlight. It is hard to capture in a photo but I'll try!

  3. Back in my coffee drinking days, 7-11 was the best. I always drank it black. Started going to Starbucks only cause it felt like a safer store in the area I lived.

    The make up is fun. Happy you treated yourself. And I know your birthday is in September so I am pleased with myself.

    1. I love 7-11 coffee. Their hazelnut is so good.

      Thank you! I played with the black lipstick and I kind of love it. We'll just see if I leave the house with it on, ha!

  4. I can't handle Starbucks drip coffee - it's way too intense! I noticed that Silk switched their bottle style from the pint carton - which means the Caramel is back, too - just in its new bottle! I hope you get to try it!

    I love the bold lip colors!!!

    1. I only drink the espresso drinks from Starbucks. Hooray for the caramel!! Hope you can find it!

      Thanks! I'll have pics soon ;)