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After 30 years of working in Australian media, Shonagh is one of Australia's busiest and most in-demand beauty, health, travel and lifestyle writers.

As a health and lifestyle journalist and consultant, Shonagh has worked closely with international wellness experts and icons, including Dr. Sandra Cabot, Therese Kerr and Miranda Kerr.

In other aspects of her work, she has travelled the world reviewing wellness retreats and luxe holiday destinations, and she has interviewed and written feature articles on some of the world’s best love celebrities, including Sting, Elle McPherson, Pamela Anderson, Simon Baker, Kylie Minogue, Gwen Stefani, Tina Arena, Heather Graham and many more.

She currently lives in the NSW Southern Highlands with her four dogs (three Siberian Huskies and one Maltese Cross), where she grows her own veggies and advocates ending Factory Farming and animal cruelty.

Woody Harrelson At Wimbledon Is A Huge Mood

Everyone’s fave sexy older vegan, actor Woody Harrelson, disrupted the press coverage of tennis’s top event yesterday, as reported by News.com.au, when he got locked out of the big match by officials. Woody, who’s been a vegan warrior since his early twenties and in 2012 won PETA’s Sexiest Vegan title, got out of his seat between serves […]

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8 Seriously Essential Skin Saving Oils

Winter is here. The temperatures are low and the humidity even lower. This can spell major skin stress, if you’re not careful. The lack of humidity in the air can zap your skin of essential moisture as well as impair its protective barrier, while icy winds and cold temperatures can then cause issues of sensitivity, […]

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Keep Your Golden Glow Throughout Winter

Never mind that the temperatures have dropped, hemlines are lower and sleeves are a lot less short … you still want to glow like the goddess you are, right? To help you out, we grilled the ultimate golden glow-inducer, Sonya Driver, founder of vegan tanning company, Eco-Tan, for her top tips to tan this winter […]

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Celebrity Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin Reveals How To Stay Healthy and Look Gorgeous This Winter

Want to stay looking and feeling your best throughout winter? Put these foods on your plate AND on your skin! Along with the cooler temperatures, crunchy Autumn leaves and the beautiful soft light we enjoy in the cooler months, we may find that our immunity wanes and we become vulnerable to colds and flu. Building […]

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11 Natural Vegan Deodorants That Actually Work

We all know how hard it is to find a toxin-free, vegan, all-natural deodorant that actually works. Some smell great upon application, but then melt to leave your pits a sweaty, stinky mess. Others go chalky and leave white patches, while some are just plain pretty but serve no real purpose. Herewith, a round-up of […]

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7 Vegan Bath Products That’ll Make You Want To Soak For Days

Who doesn’t love a long, luxurious soak? I can’t think of anything I love more, to be honest, especially after a long day hunched over my keyboard! Being prone to back problems, soaking in a beautiful bath with therapeutic salts or oils is a major technique I use to help me wind down at the […]

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Fashion Critical Supports No Meat May & The Internet Can’t Cope

My great buddy, Fashion Critical, recently announced signing up to No Meat May (yes, I know who FC really is, but I’ll never tell). To highlight the post, FC used an ages old pic of Lady Gaga in the gross meat dress, because, you know, the page is all about irony, comedy and being obnoxious, […]

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Unilever launches Vegan & Sustainable Body & Hair Care. Just Quietly, It’s Awesome!

OK, we’ll be the first to admit that a massive corporation like Unilever still has a way to go when it comes to cleaning up their social, ethical and environmental footprint, but as we say here at The Vegan Company – every step towards a more compassionate world is a step in the right direction. […]

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Swisspers Takes A Step Forward to Help Our Sea Life

It’s fairly safe to say that nobody ever wants to see a picture of a seahorse with its tail wrapped around a cotton tip ever again. The picture I’m talking about was taken by Wildlife Photographer of the Year Justin Hoffman in 2017, and it features a tiny seahorse ‘anchoring itself’ on a discarded single […]

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Improve Gut Health, Get Great Skin!

Who doesn’t want glowing skin? Nobody, that’s who. Because we all want skin that looks lit from within, and because we know a healthy diet is the key to getting it, the original Gut Guru, author and wellness warrior, Lee Holmes, shares with us her best advice on great gut health on a vegan diet. […]

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6 Vegan Essentials for Flirt-worthy Brows & Lashes

Who doesn’t want thick, shapely brows and long lush lashes that curve skywards? To help you achieve the look of your dreams, we’ve unearthed some of the best vegan brow and lash enhancing products around. Long Lashes Eyelash Enhancer, $89 This daily application serum relies on vegan, cruelty-free and gluten-free ingredients that works to strengthen […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Vegan Women (Part 2)

Welcome to Part two of our Inspiring Vegan Women Series for International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019. These two women work tirelessly to help animals and as such, we feel they should be celebrated. Not just today, but all year round! Elise Burgess – Head of Communications, FOUR PAWS Australia As one of the largest […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Vegan Women (Part 1)

Friday, March 8, 2019, marks the 108th International Women’s Day. This year the theme is #BalanceforBetter, aiming to create a gender balanced world. Nobody would argue that is long overdue, but here at The Vegan Company, we’d like to see that balance extend to all living creatures, embracing the animals that we share our planet […]

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The Sydney Hair Salon Offering Fully Vegan Colour Services!

Finding a fully vegan colour service can be hard, but this Sydney outfit has you covered. Despite the recent joyous news that Australia has passed a law to ban animal testings on cosmetic ingredients, it still can be a minefield navigating professional hair colour and care products. I mean, it’s one thing purchasing your own […]

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How To Upcycle Your Pre-Loved Jewellery

… and turn your old, neglected trinkets into something you’ll treasure forever. It’s always the worst of days when we say goodbye to a beloved pet. It wasn’t just an awful day I had five years ago, when my Siamese cat, Truly Scrumptious died, aged 14. It was the worst day of my life. I won’t […]

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Ex Cosmo Editor Launches Vegan All-Natural Fragrance… and you already know it’s scent-sational!

If you’d expect anyone to know a thing or two about fragrance, it would be a former beauty editor of one of the world’s most recognised brands. Little wonder I was beside myself when my friend and former colleague, Nedahl Stelio, announced that she was launching her own line of cruelty-free, vegan, all-natural, chemical-free fragrances, […]

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Is Bodhi The Best Vegan Buddhist-Based Restaurant in Australia? Yes. Yes, it is.

I’ve been destroying dumplings during lunchtime yum cha sessions at Sydney CBD vegan restaurant Bodhi for well over 15 years now. I’ve never been disappointed, but it was only recently that I realised this beautiful al-fresco style dining room offers heavenly a la carte options once the clock ticks 5pm. I say heavenly because well, […]

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The Vegan Science-Based Skin Care You Need To Know About

Ordinarily, the words vegan and science don’t sit next to each other in a sentence. Well, one Sydney-based skin therapist, the incredible Douglas Pereira of Douglas Pereira Clinical Skin Therapy in Sydney’s CBD is set to change the way you look at lab-created skin care. His absolutely beautiful range of active, solution-driven cosmeceutical (science + […]

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With Alibi, We’ve Found The Perfect Plant-Based Date Night Restaurant

Straight out of the gate, I’m going to say I wasn’t on a date when I smashed every vegan morsel at upmarket Sydney plant-based restaurant, Alibi, but I was there with a great male friend (no pity please – I’m consciously single). Anyhoo, my brother-from-another-mother and I both commented on just how amazing a place […]

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