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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.

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 a pic of Lady Gaga in the gross meat dress, because, you know, the page is all about irony, comedy and being […]

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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!

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 products – you can check for Cruelty Free and Vegan Certification logos, read the ingredients list, […]

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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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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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How To Vegan Up Your Beauty Routine Without Even Trying

Looking to vegan up your beauty routine?  Just a few simple steps will set you on the right path. We asked vegan beauty brand Lux Aestiva’s founder Katie Blyth for her top tips. 1. Start Off Small Whether it’s switching over one product at a time, or changing them over gradually as you run out, […]

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Can You Be Vegan And Follow A Keto Diet?

The answer is yes, according to naturopath Caroline Robertson, from Flannerys Organic and  Wholefood Market, who explains the whys and wherefores to The Vegan Company’s Lifestyle Director, Shonagh Walker. “The ketogenic, or keto, diet is a very low carb, high fat diet which aims to put the body in a metabolic state called ketosis, when sugar […]

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Longrain Has A Vegan Menu & We Never Want To Eat Anything Else, Ever Again

Sydney iconic restaurant, Longrain, recently released its sensational vegan banquet menu and boy, oh boy is it amazing! Since its launch 20 years ago, the culinary institution has been a place where lovers of fine South East Asian food and desperately delicious cocktails can convene, knowing they will never be let down in terms of […]

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Is Your Vegan Oral Care Actually Working?

When it comes to caring for the health of our teeth, gums and mouth, as vegans we want to use products that are not only effective, but that do as little harm to the environment as possible. With this in mind, we at The Vegan Company choose to shun toothpastes containing microbeads, toothbrushes made from […]

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Summer Hair Stress? We’ve Got You Sorted…

…Thanks to the Australian celebrity hairdresser who has his own vegan, PETA approved hair care and styling range! If summer has you suffering some serious tress stress, you’re not alone. We are enduring this major First World Problem too. But we’ve got your back. Well, actually, mega-celeb hairdresser, Kevin Murphy, who has his own amazing […]

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There’s A Super Blood Wolf Full Moon Rising & You’re Going To Love What It Brings To Your Life

Listen up! There’s a rare celestial event happening later this month called a ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ and if you’re planning on taking up extra studies this year then go for it with gusto! According to a leading spiritual adviser, Rose Smith, who heads up www.absolutesoulsecrets.com the Super Blood Moon is all over your intention and […]

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