Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sharing the Love

Hey guys! Happy Valentine's Day? I guess? It's funny, I've never really been into Valentine's Day at all. It's just never something that has been on my radar. I have been trying to figure out what today's post was going to be for a few days now and I finally came up with it this morning. I'm not going to make Valentine's Day themed treats or share any special meals because it's just not me. I did still want to incorporate the idea of love because I have nothing against the idea of love. So I decided that today I would share some things with you that I have been loving lately. Just as a heads up, I have no affiliation with any of these companies or people. These are just things that I've been genuinely enjoying lately and wanted to share with you.

A few posts ago I got a few comments on my nail polish and I wanted to share it with you. This is the color that I was wearing in that post. It is by Zoya which is the only brand I ever buy anymore. The color is called Dillon. It is gorgeous and definitely one of my new favorite shades. I love them because they are Big 5 Free (they removed 5 of the toxic chemicals that can be found in many other popular brands) and they are vegan. They are a bit pricey at $10 a bottle but I've never purchased a bottle at full price because they are always running promotions! 

This is the color I have on now. It is called Alice and it is one of their Pixie Dust shades. I was curious about it and thought the color was beautiful so I got it as part of my Black Friday purchase. You guys. It's GORGEOUS. Glittery (which you know I love) and it has texture to it. You don't use top coat because it dulls the color. I thought it would be impossible to take off but it really isn't (this is the second time I've used this color). I have my eye on a few more Pixie Dust shades for when they go on sale again and I'm looking to splurge on myself.

I've never really been into the whole Alex and Ani craze but that changed a bit after I saw this beautiful bracelet. This is their Hand of Fatima bracelet and it is beautiful. It is essentially a Hamsa or a Hamesh and is supposed to protect you from negativity by "deflecting the gaze from the evil eye." I've always wanted a Hamsa and thought this one was perfect and I'm really glad that I treated myself to it. I really like that they have a whole collection of Charity designs where part of the proceeds will go toward the charity it represents. 

I have a few blogs that I've been reading and LOVING lately too. The first is Emilie Eats and she has a beautiful vegan blog that I discovered recently when I found her recipe for Black Bean Soup. Her blog is absolutely gorgeous and her recipes all sound delicious. Definitely check her out, she is amazing!

As many of you may know, I am Jewish. I'm not really religious at all but I really enjoy the traditions of my religion. I was looking up recipes for Jewish cuisine one day and was led to What Jew Wanna Eat. This is NOT a vegan blog by any means. But you guys. She's fucking hilarious. I love reading her posts and I love her modern take on Jewish cooking. I think a lot of her recipes are easily veganizable and that is why I'm linking you over to her. I know a lot of people aren't really into promoting non-vegan content but I really like her ideas and like I said, I think a lot of her recipes can easily be made vegan. If you aren't into non-vegan content then it isn't for you. If you can look past that then definitely check her out. 

I'm still loving my Monbento Bento Box that I got a few weeks ago. The one above is my latest combination. On the left you have a simple salad of baby romaine and cherry tomatoes with Just Caesar dressing. The little container on the left has a homemade trail mix of peanuts, raisins and chocolate covered cacao nibs. In the box on the right is roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato and a little tiny sauce container of ketchup. I love my little bento box and the color is still giving me all kinds of life.

I'm sorry but that is fucking hilarious. I don't have anything else to say about it. My brother sent it to me and I laughed for a solid 10 minutes.

I know I haven't been sharing my planner layouts lately but I still plan every week. I am glad I switched to my personal sized planner because I don't have much of a life and therefore not a whole lot of plans. I'm saving quite a bit of money on my stickers too. This is this week's layout and you guys… I really love it. This kit is called "Love Yourself" and I thought it was just absolutely perfect for this week. It's just glitter everywhere and a really beautiful, positive message. I love looking at my planner this week and had a really good time planning it all out. 

So there you have it! I hope that you liked it :) I know it is a little different from the strictly vegan food content I've been sharing lately but I thought it would be appropriate to spread some love today <3 I hope that you are all doing well and for those of you that popped over to my second blog, Shine Bright In The Darkness, thank you SO MUCH! I am always so overwhelmed by all of the support you give me. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and I'll see you on Saturday!


  1. I love your nails in both pictures! The picture of the vegan being born is hilarious!! That bento box lunch looks so cute and appealing to eat. I love the little ketchup holder!

    1. Thank you! They seriously have the prettiest colors. The vegan being born is one of my favorite things ever! haha yeah I hate when my food touches so I needed to get that little sauce container.

  2. Alice is a gorgeous color! I love the sparkly nature of it!

    I have quietly lusted over a couple of the Alex and Ani bracelets but have never purchased one. I'm so glad you bought one!!

    I'm going to click on both of those blogs, as the black bean soup looked great and I'm not afraid of veganizing a good recipe! 😉

    Bento box, baby vegan, and planners - yes, yes, yes! I love all of it! Ha ha!

    1. I love this color! I can't wait to get some more Pixie Dust colors.

      Aww yeah, I splurged on the bracelet but I really love it. I hope that you end up getting the ones you want!

      Awesome, I hope you like them! Haha I've been a busy bee.

  3. That Bento Box looks awesome! It all looks so delicious!

    The pic of the vegan being born is awesome.

    Congrats on your new jewelry purchase, there are several Alex & Ani shops on Island, but I avoid. Dont need to be exposed to more stuff I might want.

    Thanks for the generous Valentines Day post. It used to be an extremely important holiday for me, so glad that is no longer the case.

    1. Thank you!! I love that bento box so much.

      Haha, right?! It still makes me laugh so much.

      Thanks :) I was never into Alex & Ani but I got my sister in law a bracelet for her birthday and saw that one and I was like ok I guess I like Alex & Ani now.

      I've never been into Valentine's day. I'm not into romance and all of that so it has never been important to me. I guess I also believe you should just let people know you love them all the time and not just on one specific day.

    2. Great attitude. Romance was super important to me for many years. Romance movies are still a treat. Ironic that it was so important for me, yet the Mr. never even formally proposed;-(