I mentioned on Rita's blog recently that I brought some items from somewhere to try. The place they came from is www.veganstore.co.uk, which is an online shop that sells 100% animal free products (food, cosmetics, clothing... It's all there). I found the place while looking for the kinds of things they sell.
The item I mentioned on Rita's blog was a moisturizing cream. Avalon Organic Moisture Cream to be exact. I believe it's the ultimate one I bbrrought. I chose to try this spacific cream, because I absolutely love the smell of lavender, so figured I didn't care if I smelled like lavender after using the cream. Anyway, I have now tried it out, so am ready to let people know what it's like. It really does have a strong lavender smell, though the smell doesn't linger for all that long once you've rubbed the cream in to your skin. At least, I don't think it does. There is a slight oilyness to the texture, but not to the point where you'll be rushing to wash your hands.
I also brought the Method 3 in 1 Body Wash/Shampoo in apple. But since I had a bit of my old wash stuff to use up, and don't like to have several things on the go at once, I haven't tried that out yet. I'll let you know when I do.
Plus, I brought both the Aloe Dent Natural Mouthwash and the Aloe Dent Fluoride Free Toothpaste (sennsative variety) to try. They are really good (or, I think so) and leave your mouth feeling wonderfully clean. Be warned though, the mouthwash has a rather strong flavour, so you neither need nor want to have too much of it in your mouth to do the job.
But, did I only buy these items? Oh, no! Not when there are cookies and sweets on offer! I mean, I was paying postage anyway, so why not? ;)
So, I brought some Nana Cookie Bites in fudge. I do not recommend these! They tasted like slightly sweetened, half cooked, lumps of flour. I'm willing to try other vegan cookies, but I have no intention of having these again. I ate them so as not to waste them, but... I never thought I'd say this about a cookie... I didn't enjoy them one bit!
What I did enjoy though were the White Chocolate Butttons and the bar of Organic Faux Milk Chocolate that I had. OK, I havven't eaten the whole bar yet, and I brought two packs of the buttons, so I still have one left. But that's nothing to do with not liking them. It's to do with trying not to be a pig, since I've already eaten all the above mentioned cookie bites, plus the very tasty, very coconut flavoured Coconut Ice Grab Bag that I also brought. In my defence, I needed to taste them, and I did only buy small amounts...
I plan on trying out a few other things from the same place, so when I do (and when I try that body wash/shampoo) I will let anyone who is interested know what the items were, and what I thought of them.