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Skin Care

My Current Cruelty Free & Vegan Skincare Routine Video

My Current Cruelty Free & Vegan Skincare Routine Video

One of the questions I get asked a lot is about my skin care routine. Readers of Logical Harmony know that I often try out new products, but you also know that I also love having a regular rotation of products as well. In this video, I share my favorite products that are part of my daily and weekly skin care routine. This includes everything from my daily face wash and moisturizer to my favorite skin treatments. I hope you enjoy this video!

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Lifestyle, Skin Care

January Favorites 2015 Video

January Favorites Video

In this video, I share my January favorites with you. These are the items that I kept reaching for to use or that I discovered and are new favorites. Some of these items have been reviewed on Logical Harmony in the past while others have not. Also included in the video is a sneak peek of a brand new product from Pacifica! All the products included are cruelty free and vegan.

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Product Reviews, Skin Care

Earthbody Dream Body Oil Review

Earthbody Dream Body Oil Review

Earthbody is a brand based out of San Francisco, CA. In addition to their products, they also have a day spa. Their philosophy is that every product they make should be safe to put on your body. This means that every product contains ingredients that are safe to put inside of your body. All products are made with fresh ingredients. And all products are made with the intent to nurture you both physically and mentally.

I was introduced to this body oil from Earthbody in the November Petit Vour beauty box. I had tried other Earthbody products before, but this was the first time that I was able to try their body oil. I have a love/hate relationship with body oils. They tend to either be amazing and work very well with my skin, or end up being a greasy and overly perfumed mess. Since I have liked the other Earthbody products that I have tried, I was interested to see how their body oil would work with my skin.

Claims: “Dream is a gentle body oil designed to enhance mental clarity while restoring moisture. Jojoba and rosehip seed deeply nurture skin. The spiritual guides of artemisia and chamomile support rest. Noble aromatics of frankincense, lavender, and sandalwood encourage possibility.

Ingredients:  Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Artemesia Vulgaris (Mugwort) Flower, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, -Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil *Certified organic by OTCO

Pros: Very moisturizing. Absorbs quickly into skin. Fresh, herbal scent. Cruelty free and vegan formula. Gluten-free. No GMO ingredients. Recyclable packaging.

Cons: None.

The Verdict: Saying that I liked Dream Body Oil would be an understatement. I love this stuff! Not only is it hydrating and non-greasy, but the scent is amazing. It’s very natural, not at all fake, and not overpowering. The blend of frankincense, lavender, and sandalwood is the perfect combination. I find myself reaching for it when I am feeling stressed out or overwhelmed and I instantly feel more grounded and focused. It left my skin very soft and smooth.

I would definitely suggest this body oil to others. I would also re-purchase the Earthbody Dream Body Oil and am interested in trying out the other scents.

You can stay up to date with Earthbody on Twitter, Google+FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest.

Editor’s Note: The product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. Please note that all reviews are 100% honest and a product would not receive a favorable review unless it provided favorable results.

Photos by Justin M.G. Mendez

Beauty & Cosmetics, Nail Care, Skin Care

Petit Vour Holiday Vegan Gift Guide

Petit Vour Holiday Gift Guide

It is the season of gift giving and what could be more perfect to give (or receive) than cruelty free and vegan beauty goodies?! Petit Vour is one of my favorite online shops for beauty products, skin care, and hair care. All the items they carry are both cruelty free and vegan. Plus, they carry a lot of natural beauty options as well. This vegan holiday gift guide contains some of my favorites from Petit Vour. I am even giving a few of these as presents myself!

1. Lily Lolo Eye Palette – This gorgeous palette comes in two shades. Laid Bare is a great collection of natural and nude shades. Enchanted has some amazing jewel tones that are perfect for winter. I first tried Lily Lolo this summer and loved what I tried. The loose shadows were included in the September Beauty Box I co-curated with Petit Vour. Petit Vour just got these in stock and, of course, I had to order Laid Bare immediately.These palettes are so pretty and versatile. They are the perfect addition to any makeup collection. Buy now from the Petit Vour online shop.

2. Root Science RS Youth Serum – I love Root Science products. They are so luxurious! Plus, they are made in small batches to ensure that each product is high quality and effective. This serum is super concentrated and the perfect gift for the skin care junkie in your life. This serum also appeared in some of the September Beauty Boxes that I co-curated with Petit Vour. Buy now from the Petit Vour online shop.

3. NCLA Nail Lacquer – Would any gift guide created by me be complete without NCLA? Not at all! NCLA is one seriously amazing nail company. Petit Vour stocks lots of shades of their nail lacquer. These polishes are very high quality, chip-resistant, and 5-free. They are great for the friend who has a new manicure every day, but also for the busy friend who never has time to get her nails done. These polishes really do last for days and days without chipping. Buy now from the Petit Vour online shop.

4. Earthbody Body Oil – I recently tried this body oil in the November Beauty Box and immediately fell in love. Not only is it very moisturizing, but it is absolutely perfect for aromatherapy sessions. This would be a great gift for your friend who loves their daily meditation sessions, or maybe needs to start adding them into their packed schedule. This body oil will give them a little TLC that everyone needs this time of year. Buy now from the Petit Vour online shop.

5. French Girl Organics Lip Tint – This is another product that I discovered in the November Beauty Box. These lip tints are so pretty! Petit Vour carries a large variety of shades. This makes it easy to find the perfect color for everyone. What I love about these lip tints is that they are portable and easy to apply. They are definitely a chic step up from your average lip balm. These are great for your friend who sticks to a minimal beauty routine, but also for gym addicts as it pairs perfectly with that post-workout glow. Buy now from the Petit Vour online shop.

6. Gressa Lip Boost – I first tried this amazing tinted balm last spring and was immediately hooked. Recently I tried and reviewed several other shades. They are all absolutely gorgeous on. The sleek black tubs look so fancy on my vanity, and the Lip Boost itself has all the perks of a gloss but is as hydrating as a lip balm. Petit Vour carries a variety of shades, so there is one for each person on your gift list. Buy now from the Petit Vour online shop.

Still not sure what to get your friends and family for the holidays? A subscription to the Petit Vour beauty box is another great option! Starting at only $15, including shipping, these cute pink boxes filled with cruelty free and vegan beauty items can magically start appearing at their door. You can buy a single month or several at a time.

What are your favorite gift ideas from Petit Vour? Which have you purchased for others (or yourself)?

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Product Reviews

Petit Vour November 2014 Beauty Box Review

Petit Vour November 2014 Beauty Box Review

The Petit Vour November 2014 Beauty Box was co-curated by fellow vegan beauty addict and blogger Ashlee from The Little Foxes. I have always loved Ashlee’s beauty recommendations in the past, so I knew that I was in for a real treat with this box! I couldn’t wait for my Petit Vour box to arrive!

For those who are not yet familiar with Petit Vour, they offer a monthly beauty box. Everything inside the Petit Vour beauty box is cruelty free, vegan, and natural. I give a quick review of all the items included in the box in this post. Look for more detailed reviews of each individual product soon!

Petit Vour November 2014 Beauty Box Review

The Petit Vour November 2014 Beauty Box that I received contained the following items:

  • Earthbody Body Oil in Dream – This body oil is so lovely! It’s super hydrating and not at all oily. It made my skin feel very soft. It contains jojoba oil and rosehip oil. Both of which are gentle and very effective at moisturizing. The scent is delicious and super relaxing. I pick up notes of lavender, chamomile, and sandalwood. While many body oils smell artificial, the Earthbody Body Oil smells very natural. None of the scents are overpowering, and the combination is perfectly balanced. The Dream scent is perfect for nighttime, or any time you need to quickly relax. I really loved this body oil and will continue to use it. You can purchase the Body Oil in several scents through the Petit Vour onine shop.
  • Caru Skincare Co Rose Facial Serum – I have tried so many facial serums and I can honestly say that this is one of the best out there. The packaging is so sophisticated and chic. It smells amazing! Just like fresh rose petals. It also worked wonders for my skin. This serum contains rose, geranium, carrot seed, evening primrose, pomegranate, and rosehip oils. The combination of oils did amazing things to my skin and I am now hooked on this serum. You can purchase this serum through the Petit Vour online shop.
  • French Girl Organics Lip Tint in Cerise – This tinted lip balm is wonderful! The color I received is Cerise. This is a deep cherry red with a pale copper tint. The lip tint goes on very smoothly and has a refreshing peppermint scent. Petit Vour describes these lip tints as having a gloss look with a balm feel. I think that description is very accurate. I also love that this lip tint comes in a tube. This makes it mess-free and portable. My lip tint now has a permanent home in my purse. You can purchase several shades of the lip tint through the Petit Vour online shop.
  • Au Naturale Creme Shadow in Palma – This shadow shade is absolutely perfect for me. I am a huge fan of bronze shadows, and Palma is a gorgeous shimmery golden beige. I love that this deluxe sample came in a tube. You can apply it to your lids directly from the tube, using your finger, or with a brush. The formula is very blendable. Without a primer there is decent color payoff, but the shade really pops when using an eyeshadow primer. The color was gorgeous, and it lived up to the claims of not creasing and being long lasting. You can purchase several shades of the creme shadow through the Petit Vour online shop.
  • Au Naturale Creme Concealer in Buff – This product doubles as concealer and shadow primer. The formula is really creamy, which I loved. It applied smoothly and didn’t crease or flake during the day. The concealer pigmentation is more sheer than I was expecting. This could be either a positive or a negative. It really lets you pick how much coverage you need. So if you are looking for something buildable, this is a good option. If you need a heavy concealer, this may not be the best one for you. Overall I really liked this concealer. It’s one that I may add to my regular beauty routine. You can purchase several shades of the creme concealer through the Petit Vour online shop.

Overall, I really liked the Petit Vour November 2014 Beauty Box. Petit Vour and Ashlee did a great job with the items! I liked using each item that was included and plan to re-purchase several of them once they have been used up.

You can stay up to date with Petit Vour on TwitterFacebookInstagramTumblr, and Pinterest.Editor’s Note: Some of the product(s) featured in this post were provided by a representative of the company named in this post for editorial consideration. Please note that all reviews are 100% honest and a product would not receive a favorable review unless it provided favorable results. This post contains affiliate links. This means that Logical Harmony will receive a commission from items purchased through these links. This helps keep Logical Harmony running, and we appreciate your support.