Axiology Beauty- My Lips Are In Love

Vegan and cruelty-free lipstick from, woman-owned and woman-run company, Axiology Beauty.

Lately, the weather has been disrespectfully cold. When it’s cold, those pretty lips of yours get all dry and chapped. Not cute! Especially when you’re trying to wear a little lipstick. Enter in Axiology Beauty with the best of both worlds solution. Beautiful natural lipstick colors that moisturize. Yessss. But that’s just really a small portion of what makes them so awesome.

Axiology Beauty boasts to be “100% Evil Free”. How so? Simply put, they “stay away from anything that might be harmful to you, animals or the people who make [their] products.” Now that makes me happy!


-Axiology Beauty

With most cosmetics containing harmful chemicals and ingredients, you really have to be selective of what you put on your precious face. Axiology Beauty is vegan and cruelty-free. Axiology Beauty is a safe choice.

Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Avocado Butter, Candelilla Wax, Avocado Oil, Organic Grape Seed Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Organic Orange Oil, Elderberry Extract, Organic Neem Oil

When the first ingredients listed on your lipstick are the ones above, you can’t wait to put it on your lips. This lipstick goes on so smooth and feels amazing! It’s the best! The lip colors are beautiful and stay they stay on. You need Axiology in your vegan cosmetic bag!

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Know yourself, know your worth. 💋Desire @axiology_beauty +++++++++++++ Axiology Beauty is a natural, cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and 100% evil free cosmetic line that you can feel good about wearing. They have an insane amount of lipsticks and crayons colors to choose from. I love that the ingredients include Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Avocado Butter, Avocado Oil, Organic Grape Seed Oil, and Vitamin E Oil. Much needed for this cold weather! #axiologybeauty #sponsored #axiology #womenowned #nationalveganmonth #vegancosmetics #veganlipstick #crueltyfree #glutenfreecosmetics #glutenfree #essencemagazine #vegangifts #wednesdayshare #veganworld #40plusblogger #loveyourskin #shanawashere #atlantablogger #ohioblogger

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4 Dr. Bronner’s Organic & Fair Trade Products To Start Using Right Now

About 20 years ago, my quest to find a great natural and organic soap led me to Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Liquid Soap. I was in the beginning stages of my loc journey and in search of all natural hair products. Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure-Castile Liquid Soap was recommended to me as a great shampoo. Turns out, they were completely right. Since then, I’ve washed my hair with Dr. Bronner’s. It leaves my hair squeaky clean and smelling amazing. I’ve tried all of their scents, but the peppermint will always be my favorite. I love that you can also use it for an insane amount of other uses. The bottle even says 18 in 1. And it’s definitely true. I’ve used it for at least 15 of these uses! If you’re looking into going green, Dr. Bronner’s Pure-Castile Liquid Soap should definitely be on your list. This “Magic Soap” can be used to wash dishes, laundry, mopping, a plant spray for bugs, a veggie rinse, and you can even wash your dog with it! It’s a great buy!

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Essentials 🌱 @drbronner I’ve been using Dr. Bronner's products for over 10 years! Yes, I’m a fan. You will always find Dr. Bronner’s in my bathroom cabinet. The 18 in 1 Hemp Peppermint is my favorite. You can actually use it in at least 18 ways including bath, laundry, veggie rinse, ant spray, and as an all-purpose cleaner! It smells so good and it leaves your skin and hair feeling so refreshed. You need this in your life. Trust me. Dr. Bronner’s products are both organic and fair trade. ******************************** Dr. Bronner’s All-One Mission: “Work hard and grow, do right by customers, treat employees like family, be fair to suppliers, treat the earth like home, and fund and fight for what’s right!” ******************************** #sponsored #nationalveganmonth #drbronners #fairtrade #organicbodycare #organic #bodycareessentials #peppermintsoap

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Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure-Castile Liquid Soap is made with organic and certified fair trade ingredients including organic coconut oil, organic olive oil, and organic palm kernel oil. Ingredients that your hair and skin will love. A product that you can feel good about purchasing because the farmers and workers behind the product are paid fairly.

I know I’ve purchased hundreds of their Peppermint Pure-Castile Soap Bars in the past. It’s another personal favorite. It too “is made with certified fair trade ingredients and organic hemp oil for a soft, smooth lather that won’t dry your skin.” I love this soap! It smells divine and you feel so alive and refreshed after taking a shower with it! The Dr. Bronner’s Castile Bar Soaps are also available in Lavender, Almond, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Unscented Baby Mild, Rose and Citrus. It’s literally the best organic bar soap ever. It will always be my go to.

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It’s not hoarding if it’s Dr. Bronner’s.

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If you’re looking for a great fluoride-free toothpaste, look no further than Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste! It is composed of a low foaming formula, free of synthetic detergent foaming agents, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners. Knowing that, you can be sure that it will clean your teeth effectively without any toxic ingredients. It tastes great too! Enjoy Dr. Bronner’s All-One Toothpaste in Cinnamon, Anise, and Peppermint.

I was pretty excited to try their Organic Shaving Soap for the first time. I had some armpits that needed some attention. I loved its nice fragrant lather. It did a great job in lifting the hair follicles while providing a nick-free shaving experience. Afterward, my underarms felt very moisturized and refreshed.

Dr. Bronner’s is a family business committed to honoring the vision of founder Emanuel Bronner by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality, and by dedicating profit to help make a better world. The company’s progressive business practices is part of the company’s mission to put into practice the principles that inform the philosophy put it on the company’s iconic soap labels written by founder, Emanuel Bronner. The company has grown to become the top-selling natural soap maker in North America and a major brand worldwide. Based on a 2015 sales a bottle of Dr. Bronner’s soap was sold on average every three seconds.-Dr. Bronner’s

Dr. Bronner’s is basically your one stop shop for all of your organic & fair trade body and personal care needs. AND everything thing else in between. Visit their online store and you’ll find lotion, hand sanitizer, hand soap, hair rinse, hair crème, lip balm, and hand soap. You will not be disappointed! The quality is just plain stellar. I’ve been a loyal customer for over 20 years. That says a lot.


Dr. Bronner’s All-One Mission

“Work hard and grow, do right by customers, treat employees like family, be fair to suppliers, treat the earth like home, and fund and fight for what’s right.”



Liquid Soap – Unscented Baby Mild

  • Water
  • Organic Coconut Oil*
  • Potassium Hydroxide**
  • Organic Palm Kernel Oil*
  • Organic Olive Oil*
  • Organic Hemp Oil
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Citric Acid
  • Vitamin E

Bar Soap – Unscented Baby Mild

  • Organic Coconut Oil*
  • Organic Palm Kernel Oil*
  • Sodium Hydroxide**
  • Water
  • Organic Olive Oil*
  • Organic Hemp Oil
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Citric Acid
  • Vitamin E

*Certified Fair Trade

**None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin.

Liquid and bar soaps come in a variety of scents – Peppermint (Organic Peppermint Oil*, Lavender (Lavender Extract), Almond (Natural Almond Fragrance), Tea Tree (Tea Tree Extract), Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Oil), Rose (Natural Rose Extract, Citrus (Organic Orange Oil, Organic Lemon Oil, Organic Lime Oil


Liquid Soaps

  • 2oz $3.19
  • 4oz $4.49
  • 8oz $6.69
  • 16oz $10.99
  • 32oz $17.99
  • 1/2 Gallon $33.49
  • 1 Gallon $63.99

Bar Soaps

  • 5oz $4.69

Packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and 10% hemp-flax, and 90% post-consumer recycled paper.

Organic Shaving Gel (Unscented)

  • Organic Sucrose*
  • Organic White Grape Juice
  • Organic Coconut Oil*
  • Organic Palm Kernel Oil*
  • Potassium Hydroxide**
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Organic Shikakai Powder
  • Organic Hemp Oil
  • Organic Jojoba Oil
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Citric Acid
  • Tocopherol

*Certified Fair Trade Ingredient

**None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin.

Additional Fragrance Varieties

    Spearmint-Peppermint (Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Spearmint Oil)
    Tea Tree (Organic Tea Tree Oil)
    Lemongrass Lime (Organic Lemongrass Oil, Organic Lemon Oil, Organic Lime Oil
    Lavender (Organic Lavender Oil)

Organic Shaving Soap

  • 7oz $8.99

Packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

All-One Toothpaste – Peppermint

  • Organic Glycerin
  • Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
  • Hydrated Silica
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Xanthan Gum
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)
  • Potassium Cocoate (made with Organic Coconut Oil*)
  • Organic Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
  • Organic Mentha Arvensis (Menthol) Crystals
  • Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Flour*
  • Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*
  • Tocopherol
  • Citric Acid
  • Organic Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf / Stem Extract

*Certified Fair Trade Ingredient

Toothpaste available in flavors, cinnamon, and anise.


  • 5oz $6.49
  • 1oz $2.49
  • Packaged in 100% recyclable boxes and tubes.


Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Castile Liquid Soaps, Bar Soaps, All-One Toothpaste, and Organic Shaving Soap are sold online at the Dr. Bronner’s web store ( and at Whole Food Market as well as many natural grocers and retailers nationwide.

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*This post was sponsored by Dr. Bronner’s. All opinions are that of my own.

Honestly pHresh Just Became My Favorite Natural Deodorant

I can’t stop smelling myself. Like literally. I smell sooo good. I guess I have you wondering why huh? Well this month on my quest to use all things vegan, I came across Honesty pHresh. As I read about them on their website, I found that they are committed to providing a “greener, cleaner life free of parabens, aluminum, baking soda, and other harmful ingredients.” As I get older and more educated about the dangerous chemicals and toxins found in most personal products, companies like Honestly pHresh become more important to me.

What I love even more is that their natural deodorants contain ingredients such as tea tree oil, lemongrass oil, lavender oil, and peppermint oil. All of which kill odor-causing bacteria while giving you a very pleasant scent. Ingredients also include Shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and aloe vera to aid as a natural moisturizer for your skin. You can be sure that you will stay dry with the absorbency of arrowroot, clay, activated charcoal, and tapioca starch. So many reasons to choose Honestly pHresh !!

I fell in love with their Frangipani and Monoi Pre/Pro-Biotic Deodorant Spray. It just smells so good! I use it as an underarm deodorant, but it can be used as an all over deodorant. Their pre-probiotic formula works with your body’s natural flora to keep your pH levels balanced. I’ve been using it for the last week or so and I highly recommend it. It smells amazing and gives a natural odor protection. I love it!

You can also feel great about selecting Honesty pHresh because they are a vegan and cruelty-free company. Make the switch today!

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*This post is sponsored by Honestly pHresh. All opinions are of my own.

So Delicious Takes Frozen Desserts to a Whole Other Level and That’s Not All

Are you looking for the best vegan ice cream ever? So Delicious has you completely covered with their large selection of non dairy frozen desserts. You can find fudge bars, sandwiches, pints, and dipped bars amongst all of the awesomeness. Every single one is to die for. AND they’re vegan. I recently tried their Dipped Mocha Almond Fudge. I mean…just wow. You really can’t go wrong with frozen almondmilk swirled with fudge, encased in chocolate and almonds. It’s literally a win win situation.

What I loved most is their coconut milk CocoWhip!™ Sooo good! I could seriously just be a happy girl with a spoon and a tub of it in my lap. Just happy and loving life! I’ve also enjoyed the whip on top of my daughter’s vegan pumpkin pie, which is to die for. That combo made me very happy.

One morning I added a dollop to my coffee with a sprinkle of pumpkin spice. Yummy! Have ever had one of those mug cakes? You know the ones were you just mix a few ingredients up in a coffee mug, throw it in the microwave, and a couple minutes later you have a mini not for sharing cake. Well, I made a chocolate mug cake and added this CocoWhip!™ on top and the rest of my evening was won. As you can see, I’m a fan of this CocoWhip!™ It’s so good!

Check out some of their other frozen desserts.

So Delicious also has a fantastic selection of dairy free yogurts, creamers, cheese flavored shreds, and milk alternatives. I love their Unsweetened Coconutmilk Beverage. It tastes great in coffee and with a big bowl of cereal. It is also great for a milk alternative for your baking recipes. I’ve used it for cornbread, cake, and waffles. It worked well for all of them.

Also if you’re looking for a good cheese alternative that melts, definitely try their entire shreds line. It has an amazing melt! Works great for nachos!

Bottom line if you’re vegan and haven’t tried So Delicious, DO IT NOW! If you’re not vegan and haven’t tried So Delicious, DO IT NOW! You’re gonna love it…it’s SO Delicious..literally.


*This post was sponsored by So Delicious. All opinions are that of my own. They had no influence on me falling in love with them.

Naturally Brilliant Thanks to Hello Products

For the last few years, I’ve been using only natural toothpaste and mouthwashes. It’s just not safe otherwise in my opinion. Non toxic toothpaste is the way to go. I’ve come access a few great ones. I am currently using four different all natural toothpaste brands. I know, that’s a bit much. Well, I have different moods. Sometimes I want the taste of cinnamon, sometimes peppermint, and sometimes my teeth feel sensitive. Sometimes I want to really deep clean my teeth. That’s when I reach for my Hello Charcoal Activated Flouride Free Whitening Toothpaste.

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#NaturallyBrilliant 💫 Have you tried @HelloProducts? If so, you already know how amazing they are! If not, let me get you familiar. Hello toothpastes and mouthwashes are free of artificial flavors and sweeteners, dyes, parabens, microbeads and other ingredients that’s not human or earth friendly. They are also vegan and cruelty-free! Nice! How’s it taste? Well I’ve tried their activated charcoal fluoride free whitening toothpaste and activated charcoal extra freshening mouthwash and they both taste great! My mouth feels so sparkly! Visit Hello online at today, to get free shipping on your first installment of subscription now through 11/27 using code: blackfriyay. Plus get a free activated charcoal travel-size paste with every order! #sponsored #happybrushing #happyshopping #helloproducts #nationalveganmonth #veganfriendly #crueltyfree #vegantoothpaste #blackfriday

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This toothpaste contains sustainable bamboo which is a natural detoxifier and odor reducer that also has whitening power. With the addition of coconut oil and a trio of mints, this toothpaste will leave your teeth so sparkly and fresh.

hello charcoal teeth whitening toothpaste is fluoride free, vegan, and free from, sls/sulfates, artificial sweeteners/flavors, parabens, microbeads, triclosan, and gluten. -Hello Products

For an even more sparkly mouth, I reach for my hello® activated charcoal extra freshening mouthwash. It packs a major punch with its activated charcoal, sustainable bamboo, tea tree oil, coconut oil combo. Get #swishhappy with this vegan, cruelty-free, alcohol-free, gluten free, dye free, artificial sweetener and flavors free, and sulfate free mouthwash. Your mouth will thank you.

I can’t forget my cool BPA-free toothbrush with charcoal bristles. It’s so awesome!

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*This post was sponsored by hello products. All opinions are that of my own. Happy Brushing!!

Best Ever Vegan Cornbread

This vegan butter is the star of this most delicious cornbread! Pairs perfectly with a bowl chili!

On this most frigid Wednesday, I thought it was more than fitting to make a big pot of chili. And what makes a bowl of chili even better? A good piece of cornbread! Cornbread is probably my most favorite thing to eat with chili. Now since this month is #NationalVeganMonth, I made this cornbread without any dairy or eggs. For the butter, I used Miyokos Kitchen’s Vegan Cultured Butter. It’s about the closest to traditional butter you will find. The ingredients of this vegan butter include Organic Coconut Oil, Filtered Water, Organic Sunflower Oil, and Organic Cashews. It tastes great and works perfectly for all of your baking needs. Miyoko’s is hands down the best vegan butter I’ve had.

Best Ever Vegan Cornbread


  • 6 Tablespoons Miyoko’s Kitchen Cultured Vegan Butter (melted)
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup bread flour or all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 1/8 cup non-dairy milk ( I used Califia Farms Probiotic Dairy Free Unsweetened Yogurt)
  • 1 alternative egg substitute ( I used The Neat Egg)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


1. Preheat oven 360 degrees.

2. Place 9 inch cast iron skillet in oven to warm.

3. Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, sea salt in large bowl.

4. Combine Miyoko’s Kitchen Cultured Vegan Butter, non-dairy milk or yogurt, applesauce, and alternative egg substitute in a medium bowl.

5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Mix.

6. Remove cast iron skillet from oven. Add coconut oil to skillet. Once the oil is melted to liquid form, add cornbread mix to skillet.

7. Place in oven and bake 25-30 minutes.

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Very Vegan Basil-Cilantro Pesto with Follow Your Heart Dairy-Free Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese

Don’t you just love when you have a taste for something and you have all the ingredients to make it in your kitchen? That is winning at its best! Well, today I had a taste for some pesto! I have this beautiful basil plant that has grown quite a bit, so I took a bunch leaves from it. They smelled wonderful! I didn’t have as much basil as I hoped so I used a handful of cilantro as well. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, just use double the amount of basil. Either way is tasty.

Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese Alternative Follow Your Heart

I also had some Follow Your Heart Dairy Free Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese Alternative that had been dying to use. They were really good and tasted very similar to traditional Parmesan cheese. I was very pleased. These shreds were the perfect addition to this pesto.

I gathered the rest of my ingredients; olive oil, walnuts, garlic, and salt. What I love about this recipe is that you can just throw all of the ingredients into the blender or food processor; blend and you’re done! That’s it! Who’s ready to make pesto?

Very Vegan Basil-Cilantro Pesto

1 cup fresh basil

1 cup fresh cilantro (Use another cup of basil if you’re not a cilantro fan.)

1 cup olive oil

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese Alternative

3 garlic cloves (peeled)

1 tsp salt (additional salt and pepper to taste)

Combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth.

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* I was given Follow Your Heart Parmesan Style Shredded Cheese Alternative in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.