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The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

The Ultimate Guide to Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Brands

When I first switched to using all vegan beauty and household products, I was really surprised at how easy it was to find vegan nail polish. There are a lot of cruelty-free brands that offer a lot of vegan options and there are also a lot of brands that offer vegan nail polish too. A lot of people have seemed really surprised when they learn that all nail polish isn’t vegan.

People know about animal testing and what brands to avoid because of that, but not about animal ingredients that polish can contain. The short story is that a lot of brands test on animals, but a lot of nail polish also contains animal ingredients. Read more about what makes nail polish vegan and learn what these animal ingredients are.

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Nail Care

Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Haul

Cruelty-Free Nail Polish Haul

A few cruelty-free & vegan nail polish brands have sent me some new shades recently, so I wanted to share them in this nail polish haul. These are some of the new spring and summer shades from three different cruelty-free nail polish brands. It’s always fun to try out new shade and new cruelty-free brands, and I love that every brand tends to have their own take on seasonal shades.

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Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Nail Care, Product Reviews, Skincare

Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box Review

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The Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box was one of my favorites ever, and not just because I co-curated the box. Because we have so many favorite cruelty free and vegan beauty items that we wanted to share, it was just too hard to limit ourselves! The Petit Vour team and I worked together to create several box combinations of our favorite goodies. We hope that you love them as much as we do!

Each Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box contained some of the same items:

  • Ellovi Tinted Lip Butter – The classic Ellovi Lip Butter was one of my makeup bag staples because it is super moisturizing. Their tinted version leaves behind the perfect light wash of color in a shade that is flattering on every skin tone. It is also just as moisturizing as the original Lip Butter formula. A full-size tube was included in each of the September beauty boxes. You can also purchase the Ellovi Tinted Lip Butter in a two pack from the Petit Vour online shop.
  • Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner – Often times leave-in conditioning treatments only weigh my hair down. Not this leave-in conditioner from Yarok! It does a great job of helping my ends stay healthy without reducing volume. As an added bonus, it also helps protect your hair from damage caused by heat styling. This is especially important to me heading into the colder months where my blow dryer gets used more. Feed Your Ends has a soft herbal scent that is very soothing. The boxes contained a deluxe travel size of Feed Your Ends, but you can purchase a full size version in the Petit Vour online shop.
  • Root Science Skin Care – There were three potential products from Root Science that could have been received in this box. Some people received a face scrub, others a serum, and others a detox mask. This is because Root Science products are so wonderful that we just could not settle on one item to include! After using the mask, my skin felt so incredibly soft. I was a bit worried that the RS Detox mask would irritate my combination skin, but it worked great with my skin type. I love that the RS Face Scrub is made from natural exfoliants. I used it as a weekly boost to my skin care routine and find that it really helps the condition of my skin. The RS Youth Serum is super concentrated and very moisturizing. Root Science ingredients are all organic and the products are made in small batches to ensure higher quality products. You can purchase a full size version of all three, and additional Root Science products, from the Petit Vour online shop.

Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box Review

As I mentioned, aside from the Root Science products there were also some other potential combinations that people received in their Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box. Other products that may have been included in boxes are:

  • Lily Lolo Mineral Eyeshadow – Several shades of this eyeshadow were included in boxes. All of the shades are very pretty and very versatile, so I hope everyone got a shade that they are happy with! I received Vanilla Shimmer. It’s a perfect highlight shade. Light colored sparkly shades can easily be overpowering, but this shade was subtle and very pretty. I think it will be great to use as a highlight shade around my eyes, but also on my face as well. You can purchase a variety of shades of Lily Lolo Mineral Eyeshadow from the Petit Vour online store.
  • NCLA Nail Lacquer – Any reader of Logical Harmony knows how much I love NCLA polishes and nail wraps. So it was only natural that they be included in the Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box! What I love about NCLA polishes is that they are 5-free, chip-resistant, highly pigmented, and come in a large variety of shades. The shade that was included in this beauty box is Santa Monica Shore Thing. This shade is one of my favorites from NCLA. You can purchase a variety of shades of NCLA Nail Lacquer from the Petit Vour online store.
  • LVX Nail Lacquer – Those who received the July beauty box that I co-curated with Petit Vour may remember the pastel pink nail lacquer called Lolli that was included. Many people wanted to get their hands on this shade after the July box was no longer available, so we decided to bring it back for the September box. Pastel pink is one of my signature nail shades. You can purchase a variety of shades of LVX Nail Lacquer from the Petit Vour online store.

Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box Review

I am really happy with how the Petit Vour September 2014 Beauty Box turned out! I love all of the items that were included. I thought that including several potential options made it more fun as well. For those who were long-time subscribers, Petit Vour made sure that the products included were not ones that they had received before. This extra attention to detail was greatly appreciated by a lot of subscribers. The feedback we received on this box was also amazing. I am so happy that so many people loved their September box!

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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. This post contains affiliate links.

Photos by Justin M.G. Mendez.

Nail Care, Product Reviews

LVX Lolli Review & Swatches

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Now that the July Beauty Box I co-curated for Petit Vour has been revealed, I am so excited to share my thoughts on each item inside with you! As I have stated several times, all items in the box are things that I love and use myself. Because of that, I may be a bit biased with my reviews.

When looking for a great polish for summer, I want something that’s fun and fresh. Lolli by LVX fits the bill perfectly.

Claims: “Our long-lasting, chip resistant and gel-like formula is free of the 5 toxic harsh chemicals found in most common nail lacquer formulas. We are devoted to providing you with top quality, socially responsible and vegan-friendly luxury products without compromising quality, durability and finish.”

Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Triphenyl Phosphate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-1

LVX Lolli Review & Swatches

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Made in the USA. 5 free formula. Creamy consistency. Chip-resistant formula. Decent color with just one coat.

Cons: When adding multiple coats, if you do not wait until the previous coat is completely dry you could end up with a streaky looking finish.

LVX Lolli Review & Swatches

The Verdict: Pastel pink polishes are, hands down, one of my favorites. Growing up I was never into the color pink. At all. Now I love the color and can’t get enough! This is a great shade that I plan to wear year-round. I think that it’s especially fun in the summer because it makes tan skin really stand out. The chip resistant formula holds up really well, making it perfect for those of us who are too busy to worry about our nails on a daily basis.

This LVX nail polish is currently available to purchase online from Petit Vour. It’s a great pastel shade that is perfect for summer and into the fall.

The July Petit Vour beauty box, co-curated by Tashina Combs of Logical Harmony, is now available! 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.

Beauty & Cosmetics, Nail Care, Product Reviews, Skincare

Petit Vour July Beauty Box Reveal!

[maxbutton id=”2″]Petit Vour July Beauty Box Reveal!

The wait is finally over! By now, most people have received their July beauty boxes from Petit Vour! In case you have yet to hear, I had the pleasure of co-curating this box with them. It was an amazing experience! I can honestly say that I love and use all the items included. I am so happy to be able to share them with you!

Included in the July Beauty Box from Petit Vour are the following items:

  • LVX Nail Lacquer in Lolli – full size!
  • Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant in Lavender & Sage, Bergamot & Lime, or Ylang Ylang & Calendula – deluxe sample!
  • Pelle Beauty Facial Oil in Balance, Luxe, Stellar, or Nourish – deluxe sample!
  • Modern Minerals Eye Shadow in Anju, Cherish, Lola, Sakura, or Vixen – full size!

New subscribers who ordered the July box and, in the sign-up form, stated that they heard about the box from Logical Harmony also received an additional deluxe sample. There were multiple possibilities for this item as well. Again, items that I personally use and love.

If you didn’t sign up for the July box – do it now! The great thing about Petit Vour is that they continue to sell the boxes after the first shipments go out! They are still available and new subscribers from Logical Harmony can still get an additional deluxe sample in their July box!

If you already received your box, I would love to hear your feedback and see your pictures! Share your images and thoughts using #petitvour, #logicalharmony, and #veganbeauty. If you have posted a blog or video review, please post the link in the comments here!

Beauty & Cosmetics, Hair Care, Lifestyle, Nail Care, Skincare

Sneak Peek of the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

[maxbutton id=”2″]Sneak Peek of the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

I am getting SO excited about the July Beauty Box from Petit Vour! I co-curated this box and really love all of the items included in it. I can’t wait for it to start showing up on doorsteps around the globe! Over the next couple of days I will be sharing some sneak peeks on my Instagram.

The first item I shared is this gorgeous LVX shade called Lolli. It’s from the brand new summer 2014 collection and is a perfect pale pink.

Sneak Peek of the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

One of these is the deluxe sample that you will get if you say you heard about Petit Vour through Logical Harmony. Another is something that’s in all the boxes, but several different (and all gorgeous) colors that I hand picked are going out in the boxes. The color you get is a surprise!

Have you signed up for the July Beauty Box yet?

It’s not too late to order your own July box from Petit Vour! They keep selling them even after they are shipped out. During the sign up process, there is a field that asks how you heard about Petit Vour. Be sure to enter “Logical Harmony” here.

Logical Harmony is Co-Curating the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!