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Tashina Combs

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Petit Vour March Vegan Beauty Box Review

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After receiving the October box from Petit Vour to review, I was hooked. I subscribed right away and have honestly been so excited about each one that I have started using the items before I can photograph the boxes. Petit Vour is a monthly subscription box that brings you only cruelty free and vegan items.

My March Petit Vour box contained:

  • NCLA Aly en Vogue nail wraps – There were a couple of different prints received in boxes. I loved the mix of pastels and floral in these wraps! Plus, it’s no secret that I love NCLA products.
  • Lotus Wei Inspired Action Balancing Serum – The scent mix of pink pepper, Jamaican bay, and citrus is earthy and refreshing. These serums are designed to be rubbed onto your pulse points to enhance inner peace, confidence and fearless creativity.
  • I.C.O.N. India Oil – This hair oil smoothes flyaways, detangles, and has a lovely amber scent. It’s a mix of argan and moringa oils, both of which are great for your hair. This helped to tame my frizz and smoothed split ends.
  • LAFACE Hydrating & Firming Body Lotion – Made from high quality products, this body lotion was hydrating and smooth without being heavy. It has a light lavender scent that may help with relaxation.
  • California Naturel Gentle Cleansing Gel – Made for all skin types, this cleansing gel has notes of rose, lavender, chamomile, palmarosa and ylang-ylang. It also contains aloe vera, which is very soothing for skin.
  • California Naturel Nourishing Cream – Made for dry, normal, and sensitive skin this cream will moisturize and also claims to help with skin elasticity.
  • California Naturel Balancing Complex – Made for combination and oily skin, this complex helps to hydrate while balancing out your skin. It contains Argan, Borage, Olive and Jojoba oils to leave your skin soft, nourished, and matte.

The Petit Vour box costs $15.00 a month in the US and $23.00 a month in Canada. Starting in May, the boxes will also be available Internationally for $30.00 per month. This price includes shipping.

I really enjoyed this box. I loved the variety of products that it contained and the mix of full-size, large sample size, and single use samples. Most of the brands in this box were new to me and it was fun to get introduced to a new company and new products.

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Nail Care

NCLA Candy Coat Nail Polish Collection

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Recently I received the Candy Coat collection to review from NCLA. Easily one of my favorite nail polish brands out there, NCLA is cruelty free, vegan, and 5 free. The Candy Coat collection is four shades of textured matte polish.

The four shades have each been reviewed already here on Logical Harmony. Those reviews also include swatches of each shade. Read on to see a swatch and easily find the full reviews and more images.

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Mediterranean Inspired Vegan Pizza

Mediterranean Inspired Vegan Pizza

I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like pizza. The main concern that I have is keeping it simple, delicious, and relatively healthy. This Mediterranean inspired pizza is one of my favorites to make. I have always loved the mix of oregano, garlic, artichokes and olives. This pizza would be great with a little bit of fresh lemon juice squeezed over it to brighten the flavors. Add in a salad and some skinny raspberry lemonade and you have a pretty healthy meal in under an hour.

What you will need to Mediterranean Inspired Vegan Pizza:

  • Pizza dough. I’ll be honest here, pizza dough is something I have issues getting perfect when making from scratch. To save myself time and frustration I buy pre-made vegan dough. Trader Joe’s has fresh dough and frozen that is vegan. This was made with their frozen dough.
  • Tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes thinly sliced
  • 1 cup kale, torn into bite size pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 package Daiya garlic and jalapeno Havarti-style vegan cheese. Feel free to use any other vegan cheese substitute or none at all.
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, cut into quarters. For an especially delicious pizza, roast your own artichokes the day before and slice them for the pizza.
  • 1/4 red onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives

Mediterranean Inspired Vegan Pizza

How to make Mediterranean Inspired Vegan Pizza:

  • Pre-heat your oven according to package directions or to 425. If needed, roll out the pizza dough.
  • Layer the ingredients on in any order you prefer. I start with the sauce or tomatoes and work down the above list, finishing with the black olives.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (or according to package directions). The crust should be golden brown and the vegan cheese bubbly.
  • Slice and enjoy!

This pizza is great for days when you need an easy and delicious meal to share. I like to make it and eat it outside on our back porch. On some days when the weather is perfect out but I don’t have the time to start up the BBQ, this is a great alternative.

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Nail Care, Product Reviews

NCLA Candy Coat Polish in Don’t Sugar Coat It Review & Swatches

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It’s no secret that I love NCLA polishes. Recently, they released the Candy Coat collection. These textured polishes dry matte for a unique finish. I received the collection of four polishes for review and am very excited to share my thoughts with you.

Claims: “Keep the facts straight but sugarcoat your nails with this icy blue nail lacquer that dries to a sweet matte finish.”

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An Update on the Humane Cosmetics Act & the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act

An Update on the Humane Cosmetics Act & the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act

Right now, there are two acts headed towards Congress in the United States. One would ban animal testing, and the other would require it. In February an update about the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act of 2013 (SCPCPA) was posted on Logical Harmony. In March, news of the second proposed act, the Humane Cosmetics Act, was posted. Since that time I have been frequently asked for updates on both proposed acts.

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act has been around since spring of 2013. While the overall goal of this act would be to reduce the need for animal testing by creating alternatives, it would require animal testing during a research phase. Despite the fact that the bill has not made progress forward, it has also not made any progress in the opposite direction. The bill now has 25 cosponsors, and still has a 1% chance of getting past committee.

The Humane Cosmetics Act was introduced in March of 2014 and would ban animal testing in the United States. Since that time, it has made progress forward! This proposed bill currently has a 6% chance of getting past committee.  This bill also has 35 cosponsorsThis is great news because it shows much more traction towards a ban on animal testing than a requirement.

While the Humane Cosmetics Act does seem to be moving forward at a quicker pace, it’s important to keep spreading the word about how outdated animal testing is. The United States placing a ban on animal testing would be a huge step forward.