Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant Lavender & Sage Review

Schmidt's Natural Deodorant Lavender & Sage Review

A good natural deodorant is hard to find. There are lots available in stores and online, but the real task is finding one that actually works. Especially if you lead an active lifestyle. The folks at Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant wanted to make something that was not only natural, but also effective. I have tried other Schmidt’s scents in the past and even recommended them in an article I wrote for Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine. I was very excited to see if this scent worked as well as the others that I have tried.

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. Several scents of Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant were included in the boxes – Lavender & Sage, Bergamot & Lime, and Ylang-Ylang & Calendula. Schmidt’s also makes two other scents – Cedarwood & Juniper (read my review of this scent) and Unscented.

Claims: “By eliminating underarm odor and wetness without the use of harmful chemicals, Schmidt’s offers a no-guilt alternative to conventional brands. The clean, herbaceous fragrance of Lavender + Sage is tranquil and soothing. Antioxidant and antiseptic properties complement this top-selling deodorant.”

Ingredients: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, Salvia sclarea (clary sage) essential oil, Lavandula (lavender) essential oil, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Humulus lupulus (hop) extract

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Aluminum free. Paraben free. Phthalate free. Re-useable and recyclable packaging. Made in the USA. Smooth and creamy formula. Easy to apply. Melts into skin easily. Great natural scent.

Cons: This is not necessarily a con, but some people may need to adjust to applying deodorant with their fingers instead of from a tube. Schmidt’s currently only comes in jars. I have received a lot of feedback that people like the formula and think it works well, but wish that it came in a tube.

The Verdict: There’s a reason that Schmidt’s was included in the July Petit Vour beauty box – I love it! This is one of the two natural deodorants that actually works for me. I like that the formula is really smooth. It easily warms up and is easily absorbed by my skin. Personally, I don’t mind that this deodorant is applied with my fingers. Since the ingredients are so natural, just washing my hands after is all I need to do. I honestly do not usually like lavender scents but I do like this one. It smells very natural and just like real lavender. The scent is not at all artificial. Plus, the combination of lavender and sage work really well together to keep me smelling fresh.

Several scents of Schmidt’s Natural Deodorant are currently available to purchase online from Petit Vour. This product is available in the July Petit Vour Beauty Box that I co-curated for Petit Vour!  This box is also currently still available!

You can stay up to date with Schmidt’s Deodorant on Twitter and Facebook.

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.

LVX Lolli Review & Swatches

LVX Lolli Review & Swatches

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 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.

Petit Vour July Beauty Box Reveal!

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!

MUN No.1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum Review

Mun No.1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum Review

Serums are one of my favorite skin care items to try. When they work well, the results can be amazing. When they don’t work so well, it usually just leaves me with soft skin. I received a sample of the MUN No.1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum in the June Petit Vour beauty box.

Claims: Every night, it gradually helps to diminish the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Every day, your complexion is more even-toned in appearance, glowing with the radiance and vitality of youth.

Ingredients: Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil, argania spinosa kernel (argan) oil, rose damascena flower (rose) oil

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Two of the three oils included are Ecocert Organic certified. Smells great – natural and not strong. Absorbs quickly. Non-greasy feel.

Cons: Not currently available to purchase online from MUN or Petit Vour.

The Verdict: I have to admit that, at first, I was a bit skeptical of this serum. The ingredients are just so simple! It’s three oils combined. My thinking was that if it was a powerful combination, these three would have likely already been combined time and time again. The sample size that I used was 0.03 fluid ounces and was enough for night time use for one week. From the first use on I noticed that my skin felt a lot softer. After a couple of days, I could visibly see a difference in my skin. It looked brighter and healthier.

This serum is currently available to purchase online from Petit Vour. It’s a great serum and it worked very well. I would definitely recommend this product to others.

You can stay up to date with MUN on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

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

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.

Sneak Peek of the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

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!