The Vegan Nail Polish Collection Every Brown Skin Beauty Should Have | People of Color Beauty

The search for the perfect nude color when you have brown skin can be very challenging and somewhat impossible. People of Color Beauty has solved the problem in their new fall line, The Nude Collection. This collection will give all of the magical melaninated vibes.

There are five nude shades in this collection:

Creme de la Mel

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Bronzed Beauty

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Pink Sand

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Brown Sugar Babe

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Mother of Earth

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Every color is amazing! Each shade complimented my skin tone perfectly. I can literally wear ever color. My daughter has a darker skin tone than me and every color is beautiful on her as well. You Need This Collection!

Mother of Earth X Bronzed Beauty

“nail polish for people of color and those who live in color™.”


People of Color is vegan as well as cruelty-free. Their nail polishes are also 10-free and does not contain formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, parabens, ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate, and artificial fragrances.

Happy November!

Photo Credit: Sage Kimani Photography

How is it already November??? 😩 This year has come and gone so fast. Well since it is November, I’ve decided to participate once again in National Vegan Month. Last year I challenged myself to eat vegan for the month of November and it went very well. I’ve actually challenged myself to go vegan a couple times this year because of how good I feel after doing it. So I’m doing it again! Stay tuned for all thing vegan all month long!


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.

Cappuccino, Hold the Dairy Please

For the last year, I’ve opted to forgo dairy when ordering my espresso beverages. Partly because last year, this time, during National Vegan Month, I had decided to go vegan which included eliminating dairy from my coffee. After the month was over, I had a latte with milk and it tasted funny. I had gotten used to the taste of the milk alternatives. I actually enjoyed them. So from that point on, I ordered my espresso with either almond or oat milk. I love that these milk alternatives even make a great froth as well. And you still get the pretty latte art. Winning!

How to Order Vegan Espresso Beverages

1. First inquire about milk alternatives. Alternatives usually include soy, almond, and coconut milk.

2. Be sure to tell the barista to hold any whipped cream, Java chips, sweet condensed milk, white mocha, pumpkin spice, caramel drizzle, chocolate, chai mix, and any honey based products.

3. When in doubt just ask the barista what the ingredients in the beverage is.

4. Or just build your own, using vegan-friendly ingredients you’re familiar with.

Vegan Cappuccino National Vegan Month

So with today being National Cappuccino Day AND National Vegan Month I went to my favorite coffee shop and enjoyed a cappuccino with almond milk. It was quite amazing!


Fall Grilling with Follow Your Heart | Grilled Portobello Mushrooms w/ Vegan Smoked Gouda Style Cheese

Yes! You read the title right. I’m over grilling and we’re well into Fall. It may be 45 degrees, but that not stopping me. I picked up these amazing portobello mushrooms up at the farmers market yesterday and they are screaming to be fired up on the grill! It’s the second day of National Vegan Month, so I thought I would heat things up a bit.

Follow Your Heart Smoked Gouda Style Slices Vegan

What’s even more exciting is that I just got a special delivery from the good people at Follow Your Heart. They hooked me up with some amazing vegan cheese alternatives. I thought that Smoked Gouda Style Slices would be perfect for this burger. And it was! It melted perfectly and tasted much like the dairy version. Mmmmmm. I can’t wait to make this again!

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers w/ Vegan Smoked Gouda Style Cheese

Vegan Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger

Makes 4 burgers


4 large portobello mushrooms

For Marinade:

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp organic sugar

4 tbsp liquid aminos

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tsp dried rosemary

2 tsp steak seasoning

4 Vegan Buns (O’Doughs Thins)

Smoked Gouda Style Slices (Follow Your Heart)

Original Vegenaise (Follow Your Heart)

Swiss Chard



Spicy Mustard


1. Clean mushrooms and remove stems.

2. Combine marinade ingredients in a ziplock bag.

3. Add mushrooms to a ziplock bag and put in refrigerator for 1 -3 hours.

4. Heat grill to medium heat and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. Place buns on grill to toast when you flip the mushrooms.

5. Top mushrooms with Smoked Gouda Style Cheese immediately after removing from grill.

6. Top with your favorite burger topping.

7. Enjoy!


*I was given Follow Your Heart in exchange for my honest opinion.

National Vegan Month | 10 Essential Foods to Add to Your Vegan Diets

Today we welcome November. First of all, how is it already November?!? I’m very excited about this month nonetheless because it is National Vegan Month. And you know what that means? Yes, I will be once again be going vegan for the month. Last year, this time, I did and really enjoyed it. This year, I’m going a bit further and adding vegan and cruelty-free personal, skin, and beauty products as well.

So what exactly does it mean to be a vegan? Well being vegan means that a person does not eat or use any animal products. If it comes from an animal, they’re not eating it!

You might be thinking that this way of living must have its challenges. Yes of course, but it can definitely be done. Last year, I took on the challenge of being a vegan for a month and it was actually quite easy. It was pretty adventurous trying to find new recipes to cook. I felt so much better while I was doing it too. I decided that I’d give it a go again and maybe this time I’d continue for a couple more months. I ultimately want to make the change permanently. It’s time. But for now one month at a time.

10 Foods Vegans Should Be Eating

1. Legumes

2. Nuts & Nut Butters

3. Fruits & Vegetables

4. Whole Grains & Cereals

5. Plant & Nut Milks

6. Tofu & Tempeh

7. Hemp, Flax & Chia Seeds

8. Seaweed

9. Nutritional Yeast

10. Sprouted & Fermented Plant Foods

During the course of the month, I will be sharing recipes as well as vegan-friendly brands that may be new to you. I also will be reviewing some vegan body and beauty products, as well as a few vegan clothing lines! I’m super excited!

Follow along on my Instagram page @missluvleelocs!

If you have any vegan products I should be trying out, drop them in comments!