WANTED: Contributors for this Year’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide!

The holidays will be here before we know it and I’m putting together this year’s Vegan & Cruelty-Free Holiday Gift Guide… but doing it a little differently!

I’ve met a lot of amazing vegan bloggers and companies over the last year and want to help support them!

So, this year, I am looking for 10 vegan bloggers to contribute items to the gift guide, in the form of a short, high quality video and/or image, and written description (no more than 200 words). All contributors will be fully credited for their submissions.

The product categories that will be included in the gift guide are:

  • Cosmetics
  • Hair care
  • Skincare
  • Body care
  • Snacks
  • Clothing and apparel
  • Subscription boxes
  • Deliverable gifts (think cookie boxes, meal services,etc.)
  • Health and #wellness
  • Other

If you’re a vegan company that sells any of the above, or a vegan blogger who would like to contribute, please send me a DM with your ideas on IG @ Vegantreasurehunter or email vegantreasurehunter@gmail.com.

All submissions will be subject to review and edited to create one cohesive gift guide. Submissions may not be accepted if the quality of the video/image or written description do not meet the requirements. All contributors will be required to share the guide on their IG.

Here’s to a happy holiday season!

Smoothie King’s New Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

Is anyone else really excited for fall?! I know I am!

When I heard Smoothie King was debuting a new vegan pumpkin smoothie, I knew we were meant for each other.

Smoothie King’s Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie

From the Smoothie King Website: Headlining the fall lineup for Smoothie King is the Vegan Pumpkin Smoothie. Channel your inner wellness with this new, plant-based smoothie blend, made with Califia Farms® Oat Milk, organic pumpkin, bananas, dates, Sunwarrior® organic plant-based protein, spice blend and stevia plant-based sweetener. This smoothie is also the debut of oat milk as an option for Smoothie King guests. Califia Farms Oat Milk can now be added or substituted into any smoothie on the menu.

I think this smoothie is really good! It definitely gives you all of the pumpkin pie flavor without being overwhelming. It’s not too sweet either. There is a slight protein powder taste to it, but it’s not too bad. I’ll probably ask if they can take it out next time.

I will definitely get this again! Have you tried it?

FYI: Jamba Juice also released a vegan pumpkin smoothie recently!

“Vegan Follow Back” Posts on Instagram to Discover New Accounts!

Did you know there are almost 100 MILLION posts on Instagram with #vegan?! That’s some amazing support for animals, but that also means it can be hard to make your account stand out in the crowd!

If you’re a vegan, activist, or vegan business owner, join in the many “Vegan Follow Back” posts on Instagram to discover new friends, customers, and clients!

I started one today, so I hope to see you there! Click here to follow me and join in!

Collective Action Apparel

Hi friends!

I’ve just opened a new shop and I thought I’d share it with you!

Here in the United States, we are still required to wear masks in most places and so are students when schools start opening back up. I wanted to create fun and interesting masks that people would actually want to wear.

My shop is called Collection Action Apparel and the tagline is: Inspired by Nature / Designed for the Greater Good.

In my shop you will find some really fun designs, from animals and nature to food and Halloween-themes!

Collective Action Apparel

I will be doing a weekly giveaway on IG! Follow here ❤️

Thank you so much for the support! Please let me know which design is your favorite! I add new ones every week!

Fyve: Vegan Beauty Products made with 5 ingredients!

Happy Sunday!

Today, I’d like to share some fabulous vegan and cruelty-free products from Fyve!

Like the name suggests, Fyve’s all natural bath, body, beauty, and home products are made with just 5 plant-powered ingredients! This woman-owned business is Leaping Bunny certified and a member of the 1% For The Planet Organization, which means they protect animals and the planet! Can’t beat that!

Let’s jump right into the skincare products!

Fyve Facial Cleansing Oil

Fyve’s Facial Cleansing Oil is the the perfect products to remove makeup, dirt, and oil without stripping your skin. Sunflower, safflower, castor, and camellia seed oils easily dissolve makeup and draw out impurities from your pores while providing moisture. I use this at night and I’m left with clean, beautifully hydrated skin!

Fyve Hydrating Face Oil

Next up, is the Hydrating Face Oil. If you’re in the market for an all natural beauty oil to add to your skincare routine, this is it! Meadowfoam seed, olive squalene, evening primrose, and cranberry seed oils combine to deliver soft, nourished skin while providing anti-inflammatory effects, anti-oxidants, and protection against sun and pollutant damage.

I mix 1-2 drops into my foundation for a nice, dewy glow and also use this at night to awaken to hydrated, healthy skin. For a full list of ingredient benefits, click the product link above!

Fyve Bamboo Clay Mask

On social media, it seems like face masks are the trendy thing to do, but they really deserve a permanent place in your skincare routine! The Bamboo Clay Face Mask contains Kaolin clay that purifies your pores as well as natural bamboo and cranberry seed powders that exfoliate away dead skin cells. With just a few uses, you will notice a clearer, smoother complexion!

Fyve Lip Balm Set

An item that is often overlooked or goes unmentioned in people’s skincare routine is lip balm! Fyve’s Lip Balm Set includes four deliciously flavored balms in a cute, reusable tin.

Coconut Lime, Orange Tangerine, Cocoa Mint, and Grapefruit lemon balms deliver a burst of natural flavors with hydration and shine, thanks to plant-based oils and waxes.

Did you know that your lips lose moisture at night? It’s a good idea to incorporate a lip balm into your nightly skincare routine! These are genuinely one of my favorite brands of lip balm, and I always have at least one on my night stand and in my bag. I love these so much!

Next, check out the body care products!

Fyve Lemongrass Body Butter

If you love a good, thick body moisturizer, look no further! The Lemongrass Body Butter is ultra-hydrating and has a gorgeous, uplifting citrusy scent! Avocado oil delivers Vitamin E to protect against damage while coconut oil provides deep hydration. I love to throw this on after a shower for soft, smooth skin. I even use this overnight on my exceptionally dry feet. I work in a good amount of the body butter and pop on some socks as I sleep, and they’re buttery soft when I wake up!

Fyve Vanilla Lavender Body Oil

Listen, it is no secret that life has been stressful lately. It is important to practice self care, even if you only have a few minutes to spare. The Vanilla Lavender Body Oil is luxurious and simple way to treat yourself. This oil contains coconut oil, camellia seed oil, and argan oil to hydrate the driest of skin. Pure therapeutic grade essential oils of Lavender, Ylang ylang, and vanilla oil help to calm your nerves and recharge for whatever the day throws at you!

These products were gifted to me by Fyve, Inc. as part of its Fyve Tribe Ambassador program. As always, my thoughts and opinions are my own. This post does not include any affiliate links.

I highly recommend Fyve for people interested in high-quality products that are animal and eco-friendly. Have you tried any? Let me know!