The April Beauty Box from Vegan Cuts had a good variety of items. It included skin care, hair care, nail care, lip gloss, and even a mens skincare item. 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 April Beauty Box that I received was:
- GlamNatural Lip Cream – As the name implies, this is a creamy and soft lip color. I like that it applied like a gloss but had the color of a lipstick. I’ve tried other GlamNatural products in the past and have been happy with them (read my review of their hydrating foundation). The shade I received was Poco Loco. I liked that this color was neutral and something everyone could wear. You can buy this lip cream directly from Vegan Cuts.
- Orico London Rush Hour Vibrant Dry Body Oil – This moisturizing body oil contains rosehip, macadamie and baobab oil to hydrate your skin without leaving it greasy. It has a light natural citrus scent, which is nice and not too strong.
- Jane Carter Solutions Curl Defining Cream – This was the largest sample in the beauty box. As someone with natural very fine and straight hair, this product doesn’t work for me. But I can see it being a great addition to the hair care routine of many out there. The packaging does not include an ingredients list, so you will need to double check online to see if the ingredients will work for you.
- Jane Carter Solutions Nourish & Shine – This product does double duty and works for your hair and skin. It’s a blend of different butters – shea butter, kokum butter, illippe butter, and mango butter with essential oils and soy oil. Again, the packaging does not include ingredients so check online to be sure it will work for you.
- Dazzle Dry Top Coat – I have heard of Dazzle Dry before, but have never tried their items. The biggest claim of this line is that that polishes are quick drying. This quick dry topcoat also offers UV protection to keep your polish from changing color. I always love trying new top coats, so I’m excited to test this one out.
- Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off Face Mask and Dead Sea Mud Face Mask – While either mask can be used for anyone, I did like that one was marked towards men. Mud masks are some of my favorites because they really help to deep clean your pores while moisturizing at the same time. The Peel Off Mask says that it helps to detox your pores, so I am excited to try this one as well.
I love seeing new products and almost all of the items in the April beauty box were items I had never tried before. This is one of the great things about these box services – you get to try lots of new brands and new items.
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Being busy and on the go a lot means that I’m always looking for snacks to have on hand. While I typically reach for fresh veggies or fruit, it’s nice to have some back-up non-perishable items as well. When POPSUGAR sent me their Must Have Snacks by NatureBox, I was very curious to see what items were included.
Looking at the NatureBox website it appeared that they would have a lot of vegan friendly items. They even label them as such. While not all items available from NatureBox are vegan, all items in the POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks box are vegan! This box contains:
- Dried California Peaches
- Seaweed Rice Pops
- Lemon Pucker Pistachios
- Blueberry Almond Bites
- POPSUGAR Must Have Mix
Overall, I was really pleased with this box. It had a variety of items and flavors. For a limited time, you can purchase this box for only $19.95. I can see it being great for people who need quick and easy snacks that are also relatively health. It would also be great to have delivered to your office.
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. POPSUGAR and NatureBox provided me with a complimentary POPSUGAR Must Have Snacks by NatureBox box. The opinions I have shared about the box are my own, and POPSUGAR and NatureBox did not tell me what to say or how to say it.
Logical Harmony was recently included in a Beauty Blogger Spring Favourites round-up from Citizens of Beauty! I talked about the Balancing Facial Cleanser from Sibu Beauty (you can read my full review here) and the effects that it has had on my skin.
While the round up is not completely cruelty free, I am still happy to have been included among such great company! Other cruelty free brands (with vegan options) that were included are Zoya, Milani, and Too Faced.
One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is about cosmetics that are made in China. Many are aware that China currently requires animal testing on cosmetics that are sold there. However, it is often unclear to consumers if cosmetics that are made in China fall under those regulations as well.
Many brands who are cruelty free carry “made in China” labels on their packaging and products. I often get asked if, just as when selling in China, this means the brand does take part in animal testing.
Thankfully, the answer is no. Products that are made in China can be cruelty free. They are not subject to the same animal testing laws. Brands who produce their items in China can stay cruelty free so long as they do not sell these items in China.
Often times brands that sell in China continue to state that they are cruelty free. These brands usually say that they are cruelty free, except when required to test on animals due to local or regional laws. This is because animal testing in China is conducted by the Government or a 3rd party agency. The brand still knowingly submits their products to animal testing and pays for any necessary fees associated with the testing. However, since they do not conduct the testing themselves, the typically state that they are still cruelty free.
To learn more about the animal testing laws in China, and how they may be changing, I suggest reading the following posts from Logical Harmony:
Week one of the 2014 Tone It Up Bikini Series just came to an end! This eight week fitness challenge includes cardio workouts, toning workouts, lots of great recipes, and a supportive community of other Tone It Up buddies. I recently talked about why I started doing Tone It Up and the impact that it has made on my health. You can read Why I Started Tone It Up to find out more.
To hold myself accountable, I do daily check-ins on Instagram. I will also be posting a weekly recap every Tuesday right here on Logical Harmony! I believe that beauty is so much more than just makeup or having a good volumizing shampoo (although, those are important to me too!). I think that beauty also includes taking care of your body.
Here’s what I accomplished in the first week of this challenge:
- Monday – Spring Into Summer Cardio (for 3 miles), 3 miles of cardio, Sexy Upper Back x 3, Love Your Body with Yoga
- Tuesday – Love Your Body with HIIT (for 2 miles), 3 miles of cardio, Bikini Body workout x 1, Sunset Stretch from the Beach Babe 2 DVD
- Wednesday – MaliBooty workout x 3, Love Your Body with Kettlebells x 1, 3 miles of cardio
- Thursday – Sunrise Stretch (for 2 miles), 2 miles of cardio, Cowabunga workout x 1, Bikini Strap Workout x 2
- Friday – 3 miles of cardio
- Saturday – HIIT The Beach 2 from the Beach Babe 2 DVD (for 3 miles), 2 miles of cardio, Beach Yoga with Karena, Sunkissed Abs x 2
- Sunday – Rest day. I had planned on doing the arms playlist, but ended up just not having the time
- Total miles of cardio for the week – 26! One of my goals in this challenge is to do 150 miles of cardio.
I hope that some of you will join me with this challenge! It’s a lot of fun and I promise that you will see, and feel, results.
You can sign up for free and you will receive a welcome package with some recipes that can be veganized, workout tips, and the weekly workout schedule. If you want to invest more, you can also purchase their vegan nutrition plan.