Lifestyle

Berkey Water Filters – My Experience with the Big Berkey

Berkey Water Filters - My Experience with the Big Berkey

I got my Berkey Water Filter in September and I get a lot of questions about it. I wanted to answer some of the most common ones I get here on the blog so that I could elaborate a bit more. Berkey Filters sent me the Big Berkey and its stand and it has been absolutely amazing to have.

I mentioned this on Instagram when I first talked about our Berkey, but the water here in Salt Lake City is… Well… Gross. Straight from the tap, a glass of water literally smells like a swimming pool. It leaves a white residue on things from the minerals in it. It’s not something I wanted to be drinking, nor did I want our cats drinking it either. And it’s not just specific to our area or our home. We’ve been out at restaurants and the glasses of water smell so strongly of chlorine and other chemicals that I have a hard time drinking the water.

We had a pitcher filter and it was running through filters every 2 weeks. Before moving to Salt Lake City, we were able to go much longer before it needed to be changed. I didn’t like the waste factor of it, but it seemed to work well enough while we looked for another option. Once we moved to Salt Lake City and the filters didn’t last long.

It was too wasteful to be going through filters them so quickly. Using the pitcher filter system wasn’t cost-effective. It was also very clear to me that our water needed something a bit more heavy-duty.

Something needed to change and I started looking at other options. I had heard about Berkey Filters before and started to really research them. I am so thankful that I was able to work with them to add a Big Berkey to our home.

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Beauty & Cosmetics

Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation First Impressions

Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation First Impressions

Curious about the Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation? Learn more about it here.

Bite Beauty is cruelty-free and recently sent me the vegan-friendly Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation, primer, setting powder, and some other goodies. I wanted to try them for the first time on camera in this first impressions video and wear test.

What’s also super exciting is that Bite Beauty is now a fully vegan brand! It’s truly amazing seeing as a few years ago they didn’t have a single vegan option, and now their entire line is free of animal ingredients.

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Cruelty-free & vegan products used in the Bite Beauty Changemaker Foundation First Impressions video:

 

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Skincare

Is ELF Cruelty-Free?

Is ELF Cruelty-Free?

Is ELF cruelty-free? Find out now! Logical Harmony helps make cruelty-free easy!

ELF is really well known for their affordable makeup, skincare, and makeup accessories. They are found in nearly every drugstore out there. They also launch new products frequently and manage to stay on trend while keeping prices low. ELF products are currently found at Ulta, Target, Walgreens, Superdrug, Boots, and more.

Curious to know what’s currently going on with ELF? Are they cruelty-free? Do they have any vegan options? Find out what their current stance on animal testing is in this post.

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Some of the best-selling ELF vegan products are:

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Skincare

Vegan Brands at Sephora (Updated for 2020!)

Vegan Brands at Sephora

This list of vegan brands at Sephora will help make shopping easier for you!

Finding cruelty-free brands at Sephora is pretty simple. Buying from completely cruelty-free and vegan brands at Sephora it can be another story. For many consumers, big stores like Sephora are one of the main places where they purchase cosmetics, skincare, and hair care. Being aware of the cruelty-free brands at Sephora is easy, but finding completely vegan brands can be another challenge.

Sephora carries so many brands and you can use the Logical Harmony guide to cruelty-free brands at Sephora to find out which are cruelty-free and which are not. Lots of brands at Sephora have vegan options. There are a handful of brands that happen to be completely vegan as well. While the cruelty-free brands have vegan options, some people want to purchase from brands that are completely vegan-friendly as well. This means there is no animal testing and no animal ingredients used in any products.

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Best selling cruelty-free & vegan products at Sephora:

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Lifestyle

Hello Products Acquired by Colgate-Palmolive – Will They Remain Cruelty-Free?

Hello Products Acquired by Colgate-Palmolive - Will They Remain Cruelty-Free?

Was Hello Products acquired by Colgate-Palmolive? What’s the current status of this cruelty-free brand.

Hello Products, a cruelty-free and vegan-friendly dental brand, has been acquired by Colgate-Palmolive. Hello Products first became available in 2009. While they were initially just toothpaste, they have since expanded into mouthwash, toothbrushes, and dental floss. They offer sought after cruelty-free toothpaste formulates such as whitening, formulas with and without fluoride, formulas for sensitive teeth, and even a range for kids. Their most recent launch includes a toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss made with Hemp Seed Oil.

Hello Products can be found at Target, Whole Foods, Walmart, CVS, Thrive Market, Grove, Kroger, Ulta, Rite Aid, and many many other retailers. They are very easy to find, and an affordable cruelty-free brand too.

What could this mean for the Hello Products cruelty-free status? In this post, I’ll share the information that is currently available. I will also update as more details become available, so you can be totally in the loop.

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Beauty & Cosmetics

Makeup Geek Vegan Product List (Updated for 2020!)

Makeup Geek Vegan Products List

Looking for a list of Makeup Geek vegan products? Logical Harmony has you covered!

Makeup Geek has long been a cruelty-free favorite in the beauty community. Their eyeshadows are some of the best out there and come in a wide variety of shades and finishes. There are a surprising amount of Makeup Geek vegan products – eyeshadows, blush, bronzers, highlighters, and even lipsticks. It’s always great when a cruelty-free brand also has a lot of vegan options. While they are primarily available on their own website, you can even now find Makeup Geek in Target.

Because so many Makeup Geek vegan options are available, this list of the Makeup Geek vegan products is broken down by product type.  That way you can easily see what shades of different formulas are not only cruelty-free, but also vegan friendly. This should make your cruelty-free shopping a little easier.

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