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
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.
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 and cruelty-free makeup brand.
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.
12 Cruelty-Free Skincare Brands We Love
Whether you’re looking to make a switch to cruelty-free products or are a long-time vegan searching for a new brand, here is our list of cruelty-free and vegan-friendly skincare brands to try.
Food & Drink
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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