Discovering New Vegan Brands

Discovering New Vegan Brands



hi everyone welcome back to my channel
this is Demelza’s Delights. If you are
new here my middle name is Demelza and
it is a delight to be vegan!!
In today’s video I’m going to be unboxing a whole
bunch of PR stuff that was sent to me.
I’ve tried to narrow this down so that
this video isn’t like 40 minutes long..
I’ll just see how I go so I’ve already
picked out things that perhaps I haven’t
yet shown on my Instagram story or
things that I wanted to leave until YouTube to unbox.
Everything I’m going to
be showing today has been sent to me in
PR which is amazing. I’m very blessed to
receive anything for free and so I’m
under no obligation to talk about these
products but it is fun to share them
with you because obviously they come and
I see what’s inside and you get to see too.
Then we get to try them out, so I
won’t be testing too many of these
because I’ll leave that for further
videos but I will be showing you what I got.
The first box is from designer brands cosmetics
they don’t normally send out
big flashy kind of PR boxes which is good.
Sometimes they might send, like a
release, which comes in a pretty box but
they normally just send things in a
cardboard box which I love! they don’t
really include plastic packaging either
and the reason I’m doing this one
first today it’s because they’re lip
products and I haven’t got any lipstick on.
So I thought we would try some of
these. They sent 4 lip liners and
the colors are: red wine, bright mauve,
burnt caramel, and blushing nude.
I’ll go for the nudest shade which looks
like blushing nude and they sent five lipsticks.
These are their moisturising lipsticks and they’ve released some new shades.
I have done a lip swatch video
on their last lot of moisturising lipsticks,
so I will link that for you
somewhere here. These are five new shades.
now I’m not sure if there are more than
five in the shade range but they sent
five to me. The five shades they sent to me are:
nude latte, antique rose, crimson red,
peach dream, and mulberry love. I will
actually do a full swatch video on these
new lip liners and the new lipsticks but
for today’s video I’m gonna go for nude latte.
I like a nude…. just thinking back to my
old video I did sort of think I’m sure
that ‘nude latte’ is a color that I’ve
tried before and sure enough that was in
my last video. so I thought it would be
neat to just show you the difference
between the two… this is the older one
and this is the new one. so the new one
has a magnetic close, it also has
the logo imprinted into the lipstick and
there’s a slight difference in shade
between the two. I’ll still give nude
latte a try, I’m gonna try it of course
with the blushing nude lip liner.
I used to still work in pharmacy so I know how
frustrating it is when somebody opens
all of the new products and tests them
but there’s gotta be a better way
around all of this plastic because this
lip liner is encased in plastic!!
I’m finding it very hard to get into it…
seriously struggle street, Ok I’m into
it… oh I like the sharpener on the end
It’s a push up one. These are beautifully made!
….before I do my lips *takes sip*
ice chocolate with oat milk
these glide on beautifully I might not
even wear a lipstick over the top of
this one. I love this color I love any
kind of pink nude lip liner lipstick
that I can over-draw my lips with. And for a
brand that you know is mostly under $15
per item, these feel very heavy, they
don’t feel very cheap. they feel really nice
while the lip liner was slightly drying
this lipstick is very moisturizing hence the name.
so that’s the nude latte and it is quite
pink. I probably would
have peered it with the bright mauve
which looks to be more of a match and
I’ll definitely be sure to make a full
lip swatch video so I can match the lip
liners with the lipsticks for you and
thank you to designer brands for sending
me this PR package!! I’m very excited for
this next one and I don’t even know if I can
show it on YouTube because it’s
alcohol. this is from Taiao Cellar, so this
is a vegan wine cellar. I think that this
cellar is actually shutting down and
it’s going to be more of a website where
you can find out information about vegan
wines but Tami the owner sent me this
lovely parcel of a couple of vegan wines
and she writes to me: “Hi Georgette, just
want to say how much awesomeness and
kindness I see in you. Your hard work is
truly appreciated, love your passion, love
your energy,
enjoy these wines love Tamsyn”. That’s so nice
and she’s actually one of my writers for
the New Zealand vegan magazine she has a
wine column and
I’m assuming that these wines perhaps
are the ones that we featured in the last magazine…
Chardonnay… oh! I knew there was a spider
somewhere okay *haha* so this is the
Matawhero single vineyard Chardonnay from Gisborne
I really love Chardonnay but I’m an
un-oaked
Chardonnay drinker so I’m not sure which style this is…
All of the wines that Taiao Cellar
used to sell or that Tami blogs about,
are all vegan of course, but not only are
they all vegan; they’re all vegan from
the vine up. so she actually talks to the
brands to make sure that they’re not
using any blood and bone when they’re
fertilizing…. all of those different things.
I’m excited to try that one, the
other one is an organic wine which
really excites me!! Little Darling Pinot
Noir Rose’
This one’s from Marlborough 2018 New
Zealand wine certified organic so thank you
very much Tami, I so appreciate you!
and I will link her blog, her Taiao Cellar
and her personal Instagram
account in the description box down below.
This next one is from Sante cosmetics and I
will link where you can find their vegan
range from online.. they always very
generously sent me samples and I have
been using a few of their products in my
tutorials and videos and as you can see
it just came in a big box with some
paper packaging so no unnecessary extra
plastic. They did ask me what kind of
things I may like for summer, I’m gonna
take you through some of those things
that I asked for and then some of the
things they just popped in as extra goodies.
So you can see there they got the bunny
logo and it actually states on it that
it is vegan this is a little compact
makeup cream powder foundation oh sorry
it’s a cream to powder foundation little
mirror in the back with its sponge but I
will try that one out for sure they also
sent me the all-day 24 hour fresh skin
Foundation, looks to be like a
moisturising foundation and this is in
colour ‘sand 2’ so I’ll give that one a
go.. this is the petrol eyeliner now
that’s the color, the shade color, there is
no petrol in it and this is a green
eyeliner pencil and I absolutely adore
this color it’s like a emerald green.
I’ve used it before in a tutorial where
I did my brows like blue and green so I
will link that one for you too. Now body
products, this one is the nourishing lip
peeling. When I read this one on
their website, it sort of looked like it
was a really hydrating lip balm to stop
your lips from peeling and then this one
is a really ultra nourishing hand cream
as well. Hand and nail cream which is
great because I’ve been getting my nails
done every couple of weeks and I always
forget to use cuticle oil or a hand
cream so I will do a review of both of those.
Also, two mascaras, so these are both
vegan. one is the curl extend extreme
mascara. oh! I love that wand. I love a
curved one like that it just really gets
into the roots of my lashes and then
this one here is the Mademoiselle
sensitive mascara the oh I like that one
too…
looks very volumizing, so two mascaras
for me to try and then they sent this
little nail varnish in colour ‘wild
strawberry’, that’s right they actually
said to me which color would you like??
and I chose this bright red sort of pink red
because I thought it would be
great on my toes.
there is a one more thing which is an
eyebrow kit okay very cute it has an
angled brush a little spooly and some
tweezers. in the bottom which slides out
and then the top opens up and it is in
fact darker shades so this is going to
be really interesting to see how this
one performs, I do like a brow pomade but
I’m not opposed to using a brow shadow…
so it was a very generous package from
Sante Cosmetics!! they have gluten-free,
vegan, cruelty free makeup, so I will link
you to the place where you can buy them
from in New Zealand it’s called ‘save your skin’
and they have a vegan section
on their website this next one I haven’t opened.
so very dangerously, I will open this
now with scissors haha just joking.
It’s a box from nil products.
I’ll link their Instagram website etc and I
believe it’s like a monthly subscription
box that they’ve sent to me to try and
it includes vegan cover wraps.
everybody’s using like the beeswax wraps
to cover their food, but I found some
vegan ones and we wrote about them in
the vegan magazine and they said they
would send some to me to try so let’s
pop em open… and it’ll be interesting to
see, from an eco company what the packaging
on insides like.. oh yes just the box very
good! very cool packaging so it’s got
NIL everyday ethical essentials and
then it says making it easy to be
ethical… says on the top:
“Kia Ora, welcome to your nil subscription box
here is a checklist for some extra
goodies
WIN: follow the instructions on the
Instagram card and be into win some prizes.
SHARE: and review that’s really cool
so they’re actually giving you incentives
where you can win more of their stuff
This flyer here, this is a magnet this is
really cool so this is to put on your
fridge and it says: “Your first six steps
to a nil waste lifestyle” do you know
what? this would be an amazing Christmas
gift for somebody, or a Birthday
present something to kind of
kickstart their eco journey okay on the
top is their dish touch cloth and I know
that these are compostable!
so that is super cool! I will use that
around the kitchen and then the organic
vegan food wraps there’s a medium one in
there and a large one and the
ingredients are: organic cotton candilila wax,
New Zealand Manuka oil, jojoba oil, contains
antibacterial and *struggles to say “antifungal”
hahhahaha and “anti-fangalll”
contains antibacterial and
anti-fungal properties, there are
certified compostable bin liners. You get
60 bags yeah that’s really good and
then there is a bamboo toothbrush.
that is nice so I am assuming that what
happens is this is like your starter
pack and they probably have different
boxes different versions maybe you get
something different each month I will
check it out and I will leave a link in
the description box for you, thank you so
much to nil for sending me all these
goodies!! I think it’s a fantastic present
and as they say “you’re making a
start to your ethical journey”
the next one I have to show you is from
Aotearoad…. Aotearoa is the Maori name
(the original name) for New Zealand
And ‘Aotearoad’ is a play on that.
this is a plastic free company which
really excites me, so you may have seen
the range in supermarket as I did.
so, I actually bought this particular one
here: the wild orange and cedar wood
deodorant. I think I’ve got that
somewhere… yes so this is the deodorant
that I’ve been using you can see that
I’ve gone quite a way through it, maybe
halfway?? it smells really good and it
works really well and the reason I
bought this at the supermarket was
ecause it was about eight dollars fifty $8.50
wouldn’t have been more than nine
dollars ?? and it’s in cardboard packaging
now I’m not sure if you could just pop it
straight in the recycling?? because of the
oils that would be left behind on the
cardboard… perhaps you for compost it ?
and these are made in New Zealand so really
exciting to support local and that was
the one that I already had and THEN they
sent me (pretty much) their entire range!!
the other two deodorants that I received
‘pure and cedar’ – I would say this is more
of a unisex sent and then the
‘rose and vanilla’
I’ve already smelt it, it’s so good..
there’s another one it is ‘pink
grapefruit and ylang ylang’
They’re easy to use, you just push up the base
and then it returns down… so those are
their deodorants. these two here are
natural moisturisers one is ‘rose and
vanilla’ and one is ‘zesty lemon and lime’
how would you use these ???
gently glide across your skin and rub in..
chemical free formulation that uses all
natural ingredients to hydrate your skin
making it feel soft and moisture rich.
It’s a solid moisturiser for your body
that is really interesting looking on
the back it says no GMOs no synthetic
fragrance no nasties
these ones really intrigued me.. I wonder
if I should use them on damp skin as I
come out of the shower??
I’ll try both and let you know.. this one is a
natural foot powder really good for
summer, Peppermint and manuka it actually
says that it’s a body & foot powder
providing soothing protection to the
skin by absorbing dampness, reducing
friction, and combating odor. I really
like that it’s talc free as well so this
one might be something that a lot of
people will use in summer and then they
sent me three Hair products, two dry
shampoos and a natural clay.
I’ve already smelled this natural clay
and it smells amazing!!
almost like vanilla, like a sweet dessert
so you can see that it’s like a solid
balm, medium hold with a matte finish
suitable for any hair type. can use it to
create classic slicked back look so I’ll
be using this when I do my high
ponytails and I’ll let you know how it goes.
I wonder if it is….. oh wow it’s quite
soft. I’m really excited to use this one
If I could eliminate as much plastic
packaging and as much plastic waste from
all of my cosmetics as possible that
would be awesome so especially because
these are available in supermarkets very
impressed and I use dry shampoo a lot
because I try not to wash my
hair more than once a week sometimes
I’ll drag it out to like nine days if I
can, one is for light hair: ‘lavender and ylang ylang’
And one for dark hair ‘wild
orange and cacao’….these are natural
dry shampoos I am so excited to try
these out I will get somebody with light
hair, to try this one out… this is just
too much I’m feeling so blessed thank
you so much Aotearoad, who have sent me
these products cannot wait to try them
and I’m so happy that their in non plastic
packaging…. so this last parcel it’s not a
new unboxing, but I did want to show you
how this parcel arrived this is from
Raw Kanvas and I started my skincare
journey with them probably like two
months ago… they sent me three products
initially to try then it arrived in this
cute little pink box everything is
recycled packaging so I can just pop
these straight into the recycle bin,
break them down and the packaging
peanuts that it came with are the same
ones that we use at Lush. so they’re made
from like a potato starch you can
eat them but don’t recommend it *haha just by
running them underwater they dissolve and I
did show that on my Instagram story so I
thought that was quite cool and I’m all
for people who are using these
alternatives because they’ve existed for
years to be honest and I think it’s
really neat when you can buy from an all
vegan company because Rawkanvas are all vegan.
On the note card it says: “Hi
Georgette thank you for your support
enjoy your new goodies everything is
totally vegan Simona and Shannon”. I don’t
really like showing skincare on my
channel unless I’ve used it for at least
a month or so…. so you can see by the
hydrating gel moisture it’s called ‘Sol’
You can see by the bottle that I’ve used
over half… I really like it it’s really
nice and hydrating I’m gonna do a full
video on Rawkanvas so I don’t want to
give away too much in this video… this is
the ‘eternal plumping collagen’ it’s really
hard to find vegan collagen so it’s
awesome that Rawkanvas have that
option and same with this this is
Retinol … another hard want to come by
and this is called ‘the foundation’ now I
have not made my way through this very
much at all, it is a retinol product and
I’m just sort of trying to experiment
with it to see how it goes but as I said
I’ll bring that all to you in a
specifically rawkanvas video… they
recently sent me their ‘luna vitality’ now
this is a restoring moisturising cream,
really thick, really intense hydration,
perfect for dry skin and that is exactly
what I’ve been having all around my nose area
while I’ve had intense crazy hayfever !!
Very nice of them to follow up with me
and check in on me and how my skincare
journey is going and I said “well you
know this moisturizer is great but I’m
applying it three or four times a day”
and they’re like “we’ll send you this to try”
so I loved that and their brand
will be linked down below, that’s it for
this video! I didn’t want to make it too
long I hope you really enjoyed it please
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already everything obviously is vegan and
cruelty- free let me know if you’ve
tried any of the brands that I received
PR packages from, let me know if you’re
interested in trying any of the brands…
as I say it will all be linked and
listed in the description box so you can
just easily click and you will find all
of the brands and their websites and social
media, thanks for watching if you have a
brand and you want to get in contact
with me, again it’s listed down below or
if you think there is a brand I should
get in contact with, do let me know in
the comments – thank you for watching and
I’ll see you in the next one bye!!


Discovering New Vegan Brands


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