I’ve said Yes To Carrots!

shelly gifts, pin cushion

Right now, I’m dead tired. I’ve had a long day at work then a long bus journey back to college for the evening and now I’m home, finally! Although, I will only sleep for 5 hours and the same thing again tomorrow. I’m missing my lovlie blog and especially you my lovlie readers.

But I had to write about something today, 2 things actually. They are not recipes; next week maybe!

Ok, firstly a big thank you to sweet Shelly from Shellyfish who sent me the cutest handmade gifts ever and some really adorable vegan chocolate! I say adorable because I haven’t opened them yet to take a bite, they’re too nicely wrapped and tied together!

I received the package last week on Monday, and what could possibly be the best way to start a Monday! All are handmade by Shel, a pin cushion, a little heart, a card (with embroidered details on it!!), a cute little pouch
and the chocolates!! The pin cushion made me want to go back to some sewing again. It’s been a long time since I’ve sewn anything; I need to get myself a sewing machine. A birthday present maybe, in a month, Boyfriendlovlie? (hahaha!)

Second thing is I’ve said Yes To Carrots! I happened to come across the Yes To Carrots range of products in Boots pharmacy about a month ago. At that time I was running low on moisturizer and was looking for a new one. Vegan moisturizers are not that easy to find over here and most of the time they are quite expensive. All the Yes To Carrots product range is paraben free and contains only natural ingredients. I wrote to them to confirm this and the reply was:

“Thanks for writing!
Our products do not contain any animal products, other than honey & beeswax which are found in select products. Our products are also endorsed as cruelty free by PETA.”


The Moisturizing Day Cream does not contain any honey or beeswax, so woohoo, vegan! I’ve been using it for more than a month now and I don’t think I’d be looking for a new vegan moisturizer anytime soon! I’ve found my favourite, great on the skin and very reasonably priced. It smells lovely and I love it!

I haven’t tried other products in this range yet but I will definitely try their shampoo and conditioner soon.

And if you’d like to know: Yes To Carrots is intended for those with Dry to Normal skin, but I’ve also seen two other lines – Yes To Cucumbers and Yes To Tomatoes which are aimed at those with Normal to Sensitive skin (Cucumbers), and those with Oily/Combination skin (Tomatoes). More info on their website.

I’ve seen these products at a few other pharmacies over here in Dublin and I am sure they’d be easily available in the UK.

Now I really need to get some sleep!

You may also like


  • Ricki
    April 16, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Shelly’s crafts are always so cute and amazing! What a great package. And I bet the chocolates aren’t too bad, either 😉

    Those products look great!

  • shelby
    April 16, 2009 at 12:43 am

    What a lovely package from Shelly!!!

  • I ♥ puggies
    April 16, 2009 at 2:04 am

    Shelly is very sweet! I’ve never heard of Yes To Carrots. If I ever see it, I’ll have to try it out.

  • Ann
    April 16, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Wow..its a perfectly cute package of gifts 🙂 and that ‘yes to carrot’ brand is totally new to me, may be I will try if I can get it in US.

  • Nussaibah
    April 16, 2009 at 4:47 am

    Awww, these really are cute 🙂 Wish I had received them xD

  • kahliyalogue
    April 16, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Nice to see you back even for just a breather..hope youre ok..hanging in there with your impressive schedule!
    Beautiful little gifts of love made straight from the heart! I wish we would all turn handmade!What a difference!So glad you were pampered like that.. 🙂
    Thanx for the info regarding the vegan moisturizer,I personally have stuck to pure oils(sesame/Jojoba) especially because I didnt know who to trust anymore..
    Hope to read another lovely post of yours soon! Love,Mia

  • shellyfish
    April 16, 2009 at 8:35 am

    I was so happy when I saw your blog come up in my reader! I know how busy you are, but am always happy to see you on the blogosphere!

    That little package is nothing compared to the wonderful logos you created for us! Thrilled you like everything, and I need to see if Yes To Carrots is available here, too!

  • Lovliebutterfly
    April 16, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Ann, I guess you would get it in the US as it is actually made in the US.

    Shelly, I feel so happy to be posting this after such a long time! The package motivated me to post something!

  • dessertobsessed
    April 17, 2009 at 12:12 am

    thanks for the info; i’ve been looking for a good vegan moisturizer! and those gifts are adorable!

  • Anonymous
    April 17, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Yes to Carrots shampoo and conditioner is nice, but I have tried the cucumber line for my very sensitive fair skin and it HIGHLY fragranced and resulted in extreme irritation. I would not recommend the cucumber cleanser for anyone with sensitive fair skin.

  • Jeni Treehugger
    April 17, 2009 at 4:33 am

    Awesome package and I’m loving the names of those brands. I will pick some up next time I’m in Blighty.

  • jrsimon56
    April 17, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    What a fun brand! I must try them 🙂

  • Mihl
    April 18, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Aw, Shelly is one of the nicest persons I know!

  • DJ
    April 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up, Lovlie – I’ll keep my eyes open!

  • Dhaneesha
    April 20, 2009 at 6:41 am

    “Yes To Cucumbers” this one seems nice. I think I will try this one 1 day 🙂 Thanks for z info dear

  • Vegetation
    April 20, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Awww adorable gift package!!

    And yay! I’ll have to try that Yes to carrots. We actually get it here (*dies of shock*)!!

  • Kumudha
    April 22, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Lovely gift!

    Those vegan products are great.

  • pixiepine
    May 8, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Yes To Tomatoes sounds very interesting. I used to love the smell of Burt’s Bees tomato soap.


Visit our Shop on Etsy

Catch us Elsewhere

Join the Veganlovlie Cocoon!

Never miss out. Sign up for updates and receive vegan recipes, fusion Mauritian recipes, cooking tips & other resources.

Or Subscribe via Bloglovin/RSS/Reader

How-To’s and Cooking Tips

Vegan Cookbook Shelf

Join over 30K Fans on Facebook

Follow us on Google+