Cruelty-free Take 5

Take 5: Vegan YouTuber Stars

Ashley Brooke

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Ashley isn’t necessarily vegan, rather plant-based, so don’t be surprised when you see leather bags, cashmere knits and fast-fashion – but her love of ice-cream and Whole Foods makes her channel chic and inspiring. Take a look at her Q&A at the end of this video to find out more about her diet and lifestyle.

Jenny Mustard

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Another plant-based champion, Jenny Mustard’s videos are so thought-provoking; subjects include healthy eating, living on a minimalist budget and how to leave a smaller footprint on the planet. We love one of her more recent videos: How to Look Expensive on a Budget.

Lex Croucher

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Not only is Lex incredibly funny, her videos offer an informative mix of beauty, travel and ice-cream. We only wish they were longer! Take a look at her amazing Vegan & Cruelty-Free Gift Guide video for some top ideas for Christmas.

Leila Buffery

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Leila’s zen outlook on life is both infectious and inspiring, and her vlogs on mental health awareness, baking and new vegan discoveries make for a weekly must-watch. Plus we’ve tasted her cakes, and we can confirm that they are every bit as good as they look. You can order a cake here.

Kalyn Nicholson

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Another vegan goddess, Kalyn’s channel centres around living a positive life, from a clear, confident mind to eating with a clear conscious (and no, it’s not all kale and kombucha! Although she does have a second channel called Kale…). Check out her Coffee Talks series to get motivated and inspired.

These are just five of our favourites – there are thousands of amazing vegan YouTube stars out there, and we’d love to hear about them! Tweet us your favourites at @TheNodMagazine so we can follow them, or drop us an email at

p.s. A few channels talk about ‘Supermarket Activism’; the act of moving vegan products and placing them in front of non-vegan products. Please think of the minimum wage employees who have to return all of these products to their rightful spots if you take part in this form of protest. Not cool bru’.

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