Sunday, November 22, 2015

Valencia, Spain Graffiti

When we left from Barcelona to Valencia, a lot of people teased us and asked “Why would you go to Valencia?” So we figured there are a good amount of Spanish that aren’t really fond of the city. We we’re hoping to visit the beach while we were there, but the weather wasn't very warm. Our Airbnb accommodations were near the ocean and not near the city center so we took the metro into the city center every day. We found there wasn’t much for us to do in Valencia.  (Since our trip, I've seen interesting things about Valencia pop up online. If you have any suggestions on things to do in Valencia, let me know!) 

One thing that I do love about Valencia is their creative graffiti. There is a part of town that has a lot of it. I appreciate graffiti as art, but not it's tagging. See more of what we saw, click read more!   

Friday, November 13, 2015

Vegan Cuts October Beauty Box Unboxing

Vegan Cuts (Beauty Box) is a monthly subscription box that features 4-7 vegan, cruelty-free beauty items that are shipped right to your front door. It's a great way to try new products & be introduced to brands you may have not of before. Along with Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, you can subscribe to their snack box. & to put more vegan icing on the cake, you can find many other boxes like a men's grooming box, a fall/winter style box, or even a vegan starter kit! (+ more!)

I did the 3 month subscription to Vegan Cuts Beauty Box about a year ago, but since I've been traveling this year, I haven't gotten back to subscribing again. But surprisingly, I won their Instagram giveaway! So here is my unboxing of their October beauty box. Hope you enjoy the little video of my first impressions of these items & look back for my reviews. 

- Christina

Monday, November 09, 2015

Scoops N Scoops: New Vegan Option in Orange County, CA

Scoops N Scoops Creamery started following me on Twitter a couple of weeks ago. I was grateful for the follow, but was curious to why a ice cream shop would want to follow someone who's profile has "vegan" in the description. I thought to myself, there must be a reason.

Turns out they have vegan ice cream! At Scoops N Scoops you create your own ice cream creations with liquid nitrogen. The day I received their follow was the day I stepped into their shop. I didn't know that liquid nitrogen was used to create the ice cream. & I didn't know much about liquid nitrogen for consumption but I tried it anyway. (I was excited for a vegan option!) Turns out liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the ingredients quickly. Liquid nitrogen is safe to create ice cream with, it just needs to be completely evaporated before consumption.

There are so many ways to create custom creations, so the menu can be a little overwhelming at first. But the costumer service at Scoops N Scoops is great. They can easily point you in the right direction or suggest their "iconic creations." I had the Almond Date Iconic Creation. It was delicious and didn't feel that indulgent because there was fruit in it along with it's coconut base. My aunt also made her own custom creation with the coffee flavor and almonds. Very creative! & she gave it a good review.

I definitely loved my time at Scoops N Scoops. It's an adorbale creamery with really great costumer service. They also have a punch card so I'll be back for a vegan root beer float

- Christina