Petit Vour September Beauty Box Sneak Peek!

Petit Vour September Beauty Box Sneak Peek!

For the Petit Vour September Beauty Box, we are teaming up again! I worked with Petit Vour to co-curate their July Beauty Box. This box featured some of my favorite beauty products for summer (you can see a reveal here). Things went so well with that box that we decided to team up and co-curate another box of our favorite fall essentials!!

Petit Vour September Beauty Box Sneak Peek!

Called Beauty and the Box, the September Beauty box from Petit Vour will bring you a variety of cruelty free and vegan goodies that are great for fall. All items in the box were hand selected by myself and Petit Vour together – we truly love them all!

All week I will be posting sneak peeks on Instagram to keep you on your toes! In each sneak peek an item from the box will be mixed in with other items from previous Petit Vour boxes or from my beauty routine. You won’t know for sure what is in the box until it arrives at your door!

Petit Vour September Beauty Box Sneak Peek!

The boxes start shipping out this week, so be sure to place your order! Petit Vour only carries the best cruelty free and vegan products out there. The boxes start at $15 for subscriptions in the United States. If you are International, the box still only costs $30!

Have you already signed up to receive your September beauty box? If not, when signing up make sure to let them know that you heard about the box from Logical Harmony!

Vegan Cuts August Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts August Beauty Box Review

The Vegan Cuts August Beauty Box was so exciting to receive! It was curated by fellow cruelty free beauty blogger Jen of My Beauty Bunny. She has one of my favorite blogs out there. I couldn’t wait to see what items were included in this box!

The Vegan Cuts Beauty Box is a monthly subscription service that delivers 4-7 cruelty free and vegan items directly to your door. It can also be shipped worldwide! It’s a great way to try new brands and new products without the commitment of buying the full-size version.

Included in the Vegan Cuts August Beauty Box that I received was:

  • Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream – I love Pacifica products and was so excited that this was included in the box. It’s already one of my favorite BB Creams and now I have a sample sized tube for traveling. This BB Cream is great for all skin types and tones. Included in the box was a sample size 0.34 ounce tube. The full size version of this product retails for $16.00.
  • Emani Mineral Hybrid Cream in Speechless – After the lipstick that was in the July Beauty Box, I was intrigued by this product. This creme color can be used on the eyes, lips, and cheeks to create sheer or bold color. It’s a very bright coppery shade with copper micro glitter when blended together. I can see this being a pretty eye color, but I’m not sure if I would ever use this shade on my lips or cheeks. Included in the box was a full size 0.14 ounce product. The full size version of this product retails for $11.50.
  • Enfusia Spa Salt Muscle Soak – I love bath salts, so I was honestly really excited about this product! I’m not sure of the sample size that was included, but I am guessing that it’s enough for one bath. These bath salts smelled great and really worked on my sore muscles. The attached card included a list of ingredients that may be in the product, which was the only downside. For those allergic to certain essential oils it would be great to see a specific ingredient list. The full size version of this product retails for $9.99.
  • Balanced Guru Energy Mist in Intuition – I was also really interested in this product. I’m not going to lie – I was a bit disappointed at how small the product itself was compared to the box! I was expected a lot more. That being said, it is a full sized product and it will take a lot of uses to get through. The blend of oils smells amazing and I love that it’s in a little spray bottle. Included was a full size 0.27 ounce plastic spray bottle. The full size version of this product retails for $10.00.
  • Zabana Essentials French Green Clay Facial Cleansing Bar – This is a brand that I have seen around a lot but have never tried. I felt that this facial soap was really high quality. I’m not sure what size the sample included was, but it is enough for a couple of uses. Again, I wish that the specific essential oils used were labelled on the packaging for those with sensitivities. The soap looks and smells so pretty! The full size version of this product retails for $5.95.

This beauty box included several great travel sized items and a couple of full size items. The full sized items that were included would retail for $21.50, which is just above the cost of the beauty box itself. Overall, I was really happy with the Vegan Cuts August Beauty 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.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Garlic Mayo

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Garlic Mayo

We all have our weaknesses when it comes to food. One of mine comes in the form of fries with rosemary sea salt and garlic sauce from a local food joint. The other day I had a huge craving for their fries but wanted to find a way to make a healthier alternative at home. These baked sweet potato fries are seasoned to give them a lot of flavor.

While my favorite spice combination is rosemary, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper you can spice these any way you like! Curry powder is delicious. So is a kick of cayenne. These baked sweet potato fries are really easy to make and, with the seasonings and sauce, come out feeling so fancy. They are great alone or with a salad or your favorite vegan burger.

What you will need to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

  • 6 small sweet potatoes (about palm sized)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary or 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
  • Optional additional seasonings: 1/4 teaspoon curry powder, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or 1/4 teaspoon paprika.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Garlic Mayo

How to make Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes well. Use a vegetable scrubber if you have one, or use a wet towel. Dry and cut into wedges, slices, or chunks. Whatever style you prefer. I usually trim the ends off mine as well.
  3. Combine the salt, garlic powder, pepper, and rosemary in a small bowl. Mix well.
  4. Put the sweet potatoes into a small bowl and add just enough olive oil to coat them – about 1 tablespoon. Toss to evenly coat. Sprinkle with the seasoning mix and toss more.
  5. Lay the sweet potatoes out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for another 10 minutes.
  6. Turn the oven to broil and bake for another 1-2 minutes per side, until the fries are a bit more browned and crisp.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

How to make Lemon Garlic Mayo Dipping Sauce:

  • 1-3 clove(s) garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl or food processor and mix

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag Logical Harmony on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.

Reader Q&A Video

Over the weekend I asked readers of Logical Harmony to submit questions via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. These questions could be about anything and everything. I was surprised at how many questions people had!

Justin helped me film the video by asking me the questions people had posted. This was a fun video to do and I would love to do more in the future.

Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

I’m taking full advantage of melon season and eating as much watermelon as I can. The organic market near our house carries massive watermelons that have so much flavor. It’s amazing!

The other day one of my favorite Instagram accounts, GracieLove, posted a picture of a watermelon and pineapple smoothie. It looked amazing! I had to try it! So I took my hand at blending the two fruits and just needed to share this super simple and amazingly delicious smoothie with you!

What you will need to make a Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie:

  • 2 cups diced watermelon
  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/8-1/4 cup water (optional)

How to make a Watermelon and Pineapple Smoothie:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. I use my Vitamix for this and it blends perfectly on the low speed setting. If you are using a regular blender, you may need to add that 1/8 – 1/4 cup of water (all depending on your blender type).
  2. Enjoy!

If you try this recipe, please let me know. I love getting comments on the recipe posts and please tag Logical Harmony on Instagram or Twitter if you share a picture.