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Symphony Barnes

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Symphony is a Southern California native who is passionate about health and wellness. She enjoys writing, living in California, and sharing her vegan lifestyle. Symphony graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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Fashion & Beauty

See the article 8 vegan-friendly makeup brands you can find at the drugstore

8 Vegan-Friendly Makeup Brands You Can Find at the Drugstore

One might not think of drugstore beauty products as vegan-friendly, but read on to discover what may become your next favorite inexpensive, cruelty-free makeup go-to. Here are 8 vegan-friendly drugstore beauty brands.

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e.l.f. Cosmetics
Fashion & Beauty
See the article 25 black-owned vegan beauty brands to support right now

25 Black-Owned Vegan Beauty Brands to Support Right Now

While signing petitions and donating to organizations is great, giving money directly to the Black community is also important. Why keep filling the pockets of giant companies, when you can support these smaller businesses? Check out this list of fully vegan brands including makeup, hair care, skin care, shower products, and more.

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Fashion & Beauty
See the article 7 cruelty-free vegan sunscreens for summer 2020

7 Cruelty-Free Vegan Sunscreens for Summer 2020

It’s always important to put on sunscreen, but not all sunscreens are vegan. We did the research for you and rounded up seven vegan and cruelty-free brands to keep you protected this summer.

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Fashion & Beauty
See the article 10 vegan and sustainable brands that sell face masks

10 Vegan and Sustainable Brands That Sell Face Masks

Wearing a face mask when going outside is essential these days. It’s important to leave those that meet medical standards to the healthcare professionals, but everyone else should be investing in a selection of good non-medical grade masks. Luckily, there are quite a few vegan-friendly and sustainable companies that are selling reusable versions made of materials such as 100% cotton, hemp, upcycled denim, deadstock fabric, and more. Here’s our list of 10 brands selling face masks available for purchase online.

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Fashion & Beauty

Food & Drink

See the article 10 vegan seafood brands to check out

10 Vegan Seafood Brands to Check Out

With fish sticks, crab cakes, shrimp, tuna, and even caviar available in a vegan version, there’s no excuse for not going vegan because you’ll miss fish. Read on to discover a multitude of brands that offer plant-based seafood products that taste like, cook like, and share the same textures as their traditional counterparts.

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Food & Drink
See the article 10 must-try vegan pancake and waffle mixes

10 Must-Try Vegan Pancake and Waffle Mixes

Sure, making pancakes and waffles from scratch can be fun, but using a boxed mix is just so much simpler. Whether you’re looking for a classic recipe, gluten-free, organic, paleo, and or even one with hidden veggies mixed in, there’s something for every type of vegan when it comes to pancake and waffle mixes.

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Vegan Pancake & Waffle Mixes
Food & Drink
See the article where to get vegan birthday cakes in los angeles

Where to Get Vegan Birthday Cakes in Los Angeles

Celebrating a birthday soon? If you are—and even if you aren’t (we’re not judging!)—you’re going to need a cake. Here’s a list of vegan and vegan-friendly bakeries in the Los Angeles area that carry this amazing dessert for your special day.

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Food & Drink Los Angeles
See the article 10 of the best store-bought juices

10 of the Best Store-Bought Juices

Store-bought, bottled juice is a quick and easy way to contribute to your daily nutrient intake. Here are some of the top brands to look for at your local market.

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Food & Drink
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News

See the article starbucks launches new vegan iced guava passionfruit drink

Starbucks Launches New Vegan Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink

Starbucks recently debuted a new menu item that happens to be vegan—their Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink.

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News
See the article joaquin phoenix and rooney mara help beyond meat donate 1 million burgers

Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara Help Beyond Meat Donate 1 Million Burgers

Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara recently partnered with Beyond Meat on their Feed A Million+ pledge.

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News
See the article san francisco’s smitten ice cream launches n’ice cream

San Francisco’s Smitten Ice Cream Launches N’Ice Cream

Silicon Valley ice cream startup Perfect Day has partnered with Smitten Ice Cream in San Francisco to launch dairy-identical vegan “N’Ice Cream” in four flavors—Brown Sugar Chocolate, Fresh Strawberry, Coconut Pecan, and Root Beer Float.

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News San Francisco
See the article vegfest la to host virtual event this sunday, may 17

VegFest LA to Host Virtual Event This Sunday, May 17

VegFest Los Angeles will be hosting a virtual festival online this Sunday, May 17 from 12-3:30pm Pacific Time.

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News Los Angeles
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Shopping

See the article 8 vegan candle brands that are better than bath & body works

8 Vegan Candle Brands That Are Better Than Bath & Body Works

Nothing sets a mood like candles. Unfortunately, many are made with beeswax or animal fats. Luckily, there are a handful of vegan alternatives utilizing soy wax, carnauba wax, and similar products instead. Here’s our list of vegan-friendly brands.

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Shopping
See the article 7 cruelty-free toothpaste brands

7 Cruelty-Free Toothpaste Brands

Whether you’re a new vegan looking to switch your toothpaste or literally anyone looking for a healthier and safer product, here’s a roundup of some go-to vegan and vegan-friendly brands to try.

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Shopping

Things To Do

See the article west hollywood’s gelato festival is happening this weekend

West Hollywood’s Gelato Festival is Happening This Weekend

The first Gelato Festival in Los Angeles will be happening on September 28th and 29th in West Hollywood at the Pacific Design Center, and vegan options will be available. The festival aims at sharing a definitive gelato experience in which attendees can taste fresh, artisan gelato, made on-site in the world’s biggest mobile frozen dessert lab.

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Things To Do Los Angeles
See the article vegan documentary, the game changers, is coming to theaters for one day only

Vegan Documentary, The Game Changers, is Coming to Theaters for One Day Only

For one day only, on September 16, vegan documentary The Game Changers will be screened at over 1,000 theaters worldwide. Executive produced by James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan and directed by Academy Award winner Louie Psihoyos, the documentary focuses on the rise of plant-based eating in the professional sports world, combining groundbreaking science with stories of struggle and triumph. Each showing of the film will also be accompanied by exclusive pre-show content and never-before-seen bonus footage.

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Things To Do
See the article vegan faire returns to anaheim on saturday, july 27

Vegan Faire Returns to Anaheim on Saturday, July 27

The Sixth Annual Vegan Faire will be coming to Anaheim on Saturday, July 27th. From 4-10pm, the free event—hosted by vegan eatery Healthy Junk—will take place in the city’s Center Street Promenade and feature an array of vendors, offering food, goods, entertainment, and more.

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Things To Do Los Angeles
See the article vegan things to do in l.a. this weekend: april 12-14

Vegan Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend: April 12-14

We search the web for the best vegan things to do in the city, so you don’t have to. Here’s what’s happening this weekend.

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Things To Do Los Angeles
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