Hi! I’m Marilyn, I go by The-Secret-Vegan and/or thesecretvegan on the internet, but I should really be called the-not-so-secret-vegan because I’m a terrible secret keeper evidently haha.

I live in a small town in Vermont. I spend my time working, watching Netflix, painting my nails and eating vegan food. Oh yeah, and drinking. Lots of drinking. Mostly, though, I work. I work 12 out of every 14 days between two jobs. Usually, I’m at work 8am-7pm. On my 2 days off, I travel.

I’m a huge fandom nerd, my big ones being: Sherlock Holmes (in all forms, primarily Elementary atm), Spiderman (yes, comics, tv, movies, I don’t care I love it all), Supernatural, Star Trek (the new movie series only, I haven’t gotten into the earlier series just yet), Kingdom Hearts (*tiny* obsession… I may have a tattoo. Okay, fine 2 tattoos. And a life size replica keyblade. And 30 shirts.  And a ton of jewelry. But really who’s counting??), and Lost Girl.

I’m a serious feminist (no body shaming, slut shaming, misogyny, rape culture or patriarchy in my blogging space please xoxo). Also I’m not big on children. I sorta wish they wouldn’t come within 30 feet of me. Also not a big fan of relationships. I’m happily single and enjoying lots of friendships and the freedom of not being tied down.

Basically, this gif pretty much sums me up:

I’m vegan (obviously), and I’m obsessed with nail polish.

My nail polish obsession is a pretty recent development (I used to work for a restaurant — couldn’t paint my nails) but my love for cruelty-free, vegan products spans across time.

I warn you that I am not a photographer. Nor do I keep my nails very long (because I type a lot for my job). Nor do I have time to update very often (because I work all the time). But I do really genuinely enjoy painting my nails and trying out new things, so keep that in mind when you see my crappy images and start getting frustrated with me for only posting once a week, haha.

Also, I’m on tumblr so check me out there

Personal blog: the-secret-vegan.tumblr.com


3 Responses to “About”

  1. Natalie August 24, 2013 at 1:26 am #

    Hi Marilyn!
    I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can find out the details over at my blog (http://overthetopcoat.blogspot.com/2013/08/leibster-award-nomination.html). Thanks so much!

    Natalie Dirks
    Over the Top Coat

  2. ohsomoodygirl September 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    Hi Marilyn,
    Enjoy reading your nail polish blog. You must be tired from your two jobs, working 12-14 hrs! Yet, you have the energy to make an effort to post your nail polish on your blog =) We are a fairly new company that’s a fusion between a magazine and a blog, focusing on current fashion trends through bloggers like you. http://wearmyfashionmag.blogspot.com If you are interested email me at y.leenda.linda@gmail.com for more info =)

  3. dapperdolly November 25, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    Hello 🙂

    I trust this message finds you well.

    I’ve had the fortune of being awarded the Sunshine Award for blogs that readers generally enjoy and as part of the protocol I’ve nominated/awarded 10 other blogs as well.

    The Sunshine Award is a process where a blogger is ‘tagged’ by a blogger who has received the award and then if they accept it writes a post. In that post they let readers get to know them a bit better by answering 10 questions and then recommend another 10 blogs.

    As yours is a blog I enjoy and admire I’ve ‘tagged’ you as one of my awardees. I hope you don’t mind and whether you join in the game or not is your choice.

    Full details can be found in my post here: http://fashionthatpays.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/better-late-than-never-sunshine-blog-award/

    Thank you for putting together such a great blog that interests and inspires.


    (dapperdolly of fashionthatpays.wordpress.com)

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