Vegan Cuts July Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts July Beauty Box Review

I was so excited to receive the Vegan Cuts July Beauty Box! It was curated by fellow vegan beauty blogger Sunny of Vegan Beauty Review. I was so curious to see what she picked to be included in this months 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 July Beauty Box that I received was:

  • Emani Hydrating Lip Color in Temptress – This full size lipstick looks purple in the tube but goes on as a pinkish-purple hue. I loved the hydrating formula! I think that it’s a very pretty shade and I loved it in the tube and swatched on paper, but sadly it doesn’t work well on my olive skin tone. I can see this being a gorgeous color on other complexions. I saw it on Sunny and it looked amazing!
  • Ellovi Butter – This mini sample size tub is perfect for keeping in your makeup bag or purse. I love love love Butter! You can read my full review of Butter to find out more of my thoughts. This little tub is just adorable and I will definitely be using it all the tip. In fact, I’m going to put this in my purse right now so that I always have Butter on hand. This multi-use moisturizer is seriously amazing. You can buy a full-size container of Ellovi through Vegan Cuts.
  • Savvy Boheme Bath and Body Oil in Tall Americano – This blend of coffee infused oils smells delicious! I love coffee scents, so I was really happy with how real this smells. It’s also super moisturizing.  I only put a few drops in my hand and it was more than enough product to moisturize my hands and arms. Despite coming sealed, my deluxe sample sized bottle is only about halfway full of product. I am looking forward to using it though and just wish I had more to use.
  • Original Sprout Hair & Body Baby Wash – Another deluxe sample that works for everyone. This is a great travel sized all-purpose soap. It’s free of skin irritants and has a light and fresh scent. For those without kids, you can still use this product! Baby washes work really well with sensitive skin and are also great for washing your makeup brushes. I don’t have sensitive skin, so I plan to use this for washing makeup brushes. I’m excited to see how it works in my brushes and beauty blender.
  • Just The Goods Lavender Hand & Body Lotion* – This sample size is also perfect for carrying on-the-go. The formula is super smooth and creamy. I like that it hydrated without being greasy and it has a very subtle scent.
  • Just The Goods Peppermint Hand & Body Lotion* – This sample sized lotion was so refreshing! I loved the scent! Like the lavender, it was subtle but unique and delicious. I also really liked the formula of this lotion.
  • Nouveau Organica Organic Cream Color in Compassion – This multi-purpose cream color is such a cute shade that is flattering on so many complexions. You could use it as a lip color, cream bronzer, or cream blush. The color is a orange tinted nude. The formula is really smooth and moisturizing. It’s also highly pigmented. You can buy a palette of these cream colors through Vegan Cuts.

Vegan Cuts July Beauty Box Review

This beauty box included several great travel sized moisturizers, a color pigment, body oil, face and body wash, and a lipstick. I liked the items that were included and overall was really happy with this box.

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*I would like to note that included in the packaging with the Just The Goods item was a card from the brand that promoted the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. While the end goal of this campaign is to reduce animal testing, if it goes into effect it would actually require animal testing in the United States for a length of time. This act is not supported by Logical Harmony or Leaping Bunny. You can read more about the impact this act could have by reading Animal Testing Could Soon Be Required by Law in the United States and An Update on the Humane Cosmetics Act & the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act. A press release from Leaping Bunny can titled Study Finds Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act will result in an increase in animal testing can also be found, as well as their call for an opposition to this act.

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.

Pelle Beauty Luxe Beauty Oil Review

Pelle Beauty Luxe Beauty Oil Review

I love skin serums and beauty oils. They have to be one of my favorite skin care items. These beauty oils are often multi-purpose and I love seeing how they improve my skin. When I got a chance to try out the beauty oils from Pelle Beauty, I was very interested. I read great things about them online and couldn’t wait to see how the Luxe Beauty Oil from Pelle Beauty would work with my skin.

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.

Claims: “Luxe Beauty Oil is an exceptional deep penetrating and healthful way to revive your skin. A natural anti-aging face oil containing 10 plant-based floral extracts and botanicals to refine, restore and revitalize lackluster complexions. Stunning results for all skin types.”

Ingredients: Cucumis Sativus Oil, Limnanthes alba (Meadow foam) Seed Oil, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Oribignya (Babassu) Oleifera oil, Citrus aurantium amara (Neroli) flower oil, Jasminum sambac (jasmine) oil, Rosa damascena flower oil, Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang) flower oil, Fusanus spicatus (sandalwood) oil

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Paraben free. Phthalate free. Sulfate free. Free of synthetic dyes and fragrances. Re-useable and recyclable packaging. Very concentrated formula. Very moisturizing without being heavy. Smells great.

Cons: None.

The Verdict: From the first time I tried this beauty oil, I was hooked! It’s so luxurious feeling! The formula smells amazing. It’s not too floral or too natural, but this soothing scent that’s just in the middle. It’s also extremely concentrated. Just two drops is enough to cover my entire face and work wonders. After several uses, my skin was softer and brighter. With continued use, I have only seen it’s texture and tone improve. At first, I applied this beauty oil just at night. I was concerned that applying it in the morning would effect the application and wear of my makeup. When I finally tried it in the morning, I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had no impact on the application or wear of my makeup. I am definitely going to continue to use this item and would suggest it to others as well.

Several types of beauty oil from Pelle Beauty are currently available to purchase online from Petit Vour. Choose from Balance, Luxe, Nourish, or Stellar. This product was included in the July Petit Vour Beauty Box that I co-curated for Petit Vour!

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

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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.