Rainbow Honey Persephone Nail Lacquer Swatches

Rainbow Honey Persephone Nail Lacquer Swatches

In my Vegan Beauty Essentials Box from Vegan Cuts, I received a large sample size of Rainbow Honey nail lacquer in Persephone. It’s a red with lots of sparkle and definitely different than any color I already own. Rainbow Honey is a cruelty free and vegan brand with lots of shades of nail polish.

Claims: “Queen of the underworld and daughter of Demeter, this fiery red radiates with gold, copper, and multichromatic shimmer.”

Ingredients: Ethyl acetate, butyl acetate, nitrocellulose, succinic acid, alkyd resin, sucrose acetate, isobutyrate, isopropyl, alcohol, di-camphor, stearalkonium, hectorite 2,  4 hihydroxy benzophenone. May contain: silica, calcium, aluminum borosilicate, polyethylene, terephalate, CI 77019, CI 77891, CI 77861, CI 19140, CI 77510, CI 75470, CI 77741, CI 77007, Red #27, fragrance

Rainbow Honey Persephone Nail Lacquer Swatches

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Goes on smoothly. Dries quickly. Does not leave a stain on nails. Relatively easy to remove for a glitter formula. Color is very true to that in the bottle.

Cons: None.

The Verdict: To be honest, I wasn’t so sure about this shade at first. I usually gravitate towards pastels and light pinks. This red with gold and copper shimmer just felt so… Bold! However, once I had the polish on I actually really liked it. It went on smoothly, dried fast, and the color was just SO pretty! This polish had so much dimension without being glitter overkill.

After trying Persephone, I am now looking into ordering some of their other polishes. The brand also has a great page on their site with both application and removal tips. I think it’s great that Vegan Cuts included Rainbow Honey in their beauty box subscription and their Vegan Beauty Essentials Box!

You can stay up to date with Rainbow Honey on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Logical Harmony for Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine

Logical Harmony for Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine

It has been a week of big announcements here at Logical Harmony! Now available in stores is the March/April issue of Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine. Featured in this issue is an article I wrote about the best skin care and cosmetics for athletes! The article features some of my favorite products from Ellovi, Acure Organics, Schmidt’s Deodorant, NCLA, and Lush. All items included are, of course, vegan and from cruelty free companies.

Logical Harmony for Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine

Growing up, one of my career aspiration was to be a writer with the goal of having an article in National Geographic. I wanted to go travel and live in the plains in Africa and write about how the ivory trade was effecting elephant populations, how resource depletion was effecting the migration patterns of meerkats, etc. While my long-term goals have changed slightly, it was still amazing and exciting to me when my boyfriend sent me this picture of Vegan Health and Fitness located directly next to National Geographic on the magazine rack at Whole Foods.

Logical Harmony for Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine

I’m so honored to have been a part of this issue. Thank you so much to the Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine team, especially their Editor Brenda and Associate Editor Christy (of The Blissful Chef). Thank you so much for this opportunity! I am honored to be featured in the pages of such a well known and respected magazine. Other contributors to the March/April issue are Samantha Shorkey, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Tess Challis, Robert Cheeke, and more.

If you like my article, please write to Vegan Health and Fitness and let them know!

Pick up your own issue at Whole Foods and Barnes & Noble locations around the US, and is also available in many countries around the world. You can also subscribe to either digital or print copies of the magazine.

The Body Shop Temporarily Pulls Products from Chinese Airports Due to Conflicting Statements on Animal Testing

The Body Shop Temporarily Pulls Products from Chinese Airports Due to Conflicting Statements on Animal Testing

Previously, Logical Harmony reported that brands selling in the duty free shops of airports in China were able to stay cruelty free. The results of a PETA investigation were that the Chinese government requirements on animal testing did not cover these locations.

Unfortunately, it looks as though the items sold in airports in China may be subjected to animal testing after all. Choice, an independent consumer watchdog organization in Australia, is now claiming that the Chinese government has confirmed to them that animal testing in duty free shops may happen, and selling in these duty free shops does not mean these brands can avoid post-market animal testing.

Due to this, The Body Shop has now stated that they will be temporarily pulling all of their products from duty free shops in China while they investigate on their own.

How likely is it that these products are tested on animals? That remains unclear due to conflicting statements given by the Chinese government to various organizations.

“The Chinese government can carry out post-market animal testing, randomly and without warning pulling products from shop shelves to assess conformity with approved formulations,” Mr Kirkland said.

The Body Shop Australia executive chairman Graeme Wise said the company didn’t consider airports part of the Chinese market.

However the Chinese government confirmed there is no way to avoid random testing of products in airport stores.

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China said in a statement: “It is inconceivable that any foreign cosmetics company can bypass Chinese regulations and sell at the airports. The airports in Beijing and Shanghai are part of the Chinese territory that is subject to the same rules.”

Read more - The Body Shop removes products from China following Choice investigation. You can also read the original report from Choice – The Body Shop sells out on animal testing.

It’s important to note that The Body Shop is owned by L’Oreal. The Body Shop is also one of the biggest supporters and brand partners of Cruelty Free International. PETA originally provided me with a statement that said these duty free shops were exempt from the animal testing that is required by law in China. It makes it hard to tell which is accurate, or if both are accurate reflections of separate investigations. I do not believe that it’s accurate to state that The Body Shop has sold out animal testing, that the information from PETA is inaccurate, or that the information from Choice is inaccurate. It is a complicated issue and all sides are dealing with complicated policies and a complex government.

Here at Logical Harmony, we will do our best to keep you updated on this issue.

Vegan Cuts Vegan Beauty Essentials Kit Review

Vegan Cuts Vegan Beauty Essentials Kit Review

Vegan Cuts just released their Vegan Beauty Essentials Kit! For those just getting started with cruelty free and vegan beauty, this is a great place to start. Or if you’re just looking for some new products to try. As described on their website, each Vegan Beauty Essentials Kit contains 10-15  surprise items and a limited edition makeup bag. When Vegan Cuts offered to send me a box and I was very interested in receiving it. The idea that each box can be different seemed like so much fun!

Included in the Vegan Beauty Essentials Kit that I received was:

  • Polka dot Vegan Cuts makeup bag
  • Lotus Moon Vitamin B Hydrating Gel facial moisturizer
  • Soapbox Black Soap Body & Soul wash
  • Concrete Minerals eyeshadow in Troublemaker (medium brown with gold sparkle)
  • Molly Rose Pickles & Ice Cream lip balm
  • Pacifica Coconut Kiss Creamy Lip Butter in Lava
  • Rainbow Honey nail lacquer in Persephone
  • North Coast Organics Death by Lavender all natural deodorant
  • Meow Meow Tweet Body Tonic in palmarosa cedar
  • Aubrey Organics NuStyle Organic Detangler & Shine Booster
  • Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Lotion
  • Earth’s Enrichments Fresh Ground Java bar soap
  • Sunology Natural Sunscreen SPF 50

I do subscribe to the Vegan Cuts Beauty Box, which is a monthly subscription to deliver a box of cruelty free and vegan beauty goodies directly to your door. I’ve received every Beauty Box that has been released so far. Because of this, not all of the items included in the kit were new to me. That being said, I did receive new colors and scents in a few of the items, which I loved!

The Vegan Beauty Essentials Kit from Vegan Cuts is a great box to order to introduce new brands, new products, or just to see what is out there that’s cruelty free and vegan. It includes a good mix of products. Mine contained skin care, hair care, nail polish, and makeup products and I’m sure that this assortment is common for all of the boxes. Plus, the limited edition makeup bag is SO cute! It’s the perfect size for all of your essentials (or everything in this kit), too.

Overall, I loved the Vegan Beauty Essentials Kit. I think it’s something anyone into cruelty free and vegan beauty should pick up. Not only will you get to try new items, but it’s fun to know that each box is a little different.

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.

Logical Harmony in the Humane Society International #BeCrueltyFree Video Campaign!

Logical Harmony in the Humane Society International #BeCrueltyFree Video Campaign!

I have some exciting news to share with you! I was featured in the Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree week campaign! This video is specifically about the importance of supporting brands who do not test on animals and bringing awareness to the issue of animal testing. I’m so excited to have been a part of this campaign and to be featured with such great company!

Beauty Bloggers Unite for Be Cruelty-Free Video Appeal to End Cosmetics Animal Testing   

LONDON (12 March 2014) – Some of the most popular and influential cruelty-free beauty bloggers on the web have come together to create a unique and fun video in support of the global Be Cruelty-Free campaign, the largest campaign in the world to end cosmetics animal testing.

Globally Be Cruelty-Free is run by Humane Society International, with Be Cruelty-Free USA co-ordinated by the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Legislative Fund.

Launched during Be Cruelty-Free Week, the video addresses a serious subject in a fun way and stars bloggers Jen Mathews (My Beauty Bunny), Lex Croucher (LexCanRoar), Tashina Combs (Logical Harmony), Courtney Nawara  (Phyrra), Sunny Subramanian (Vegan Beauty Review) and Nika Jabiyeva and Nina Nadazdin   (Pirouette Professional). These beauty experts love make-up but hate animal suffering, and have thousands of dedicated online followers who share their passion.

Jen Mathews from U.S.-based My Beauty Bunny said: “I am so excited to be a part of the Be Cruelty-Free video. It was an honour to work alongside such talented fellow beauty vloggers and I really hope that it goes viral and helps gets the word out that animal testing of cosmetics needs to stop!”

Claire Mansfield, HSI’s Be Cruelty-Free campaigns director, said: “Social media plays a huge role in communicating ideas around the world, and in the blogosphere our video stars are some of the most influential voices on the subject of beauty without cruelty. We are thrilled to launch our new video and harness the power of the blog to help us end the suffering of animals in the global cosmetics industry.”

Last week, The HSUS was delighted to welcome the introduction of a landmark bill by U.S. Representative Jim Moran to end cosmetics animal testing in the United States. The aptly named Humane Cosmetics Act follows extensive campaigning by The HSUS and HSLF. The legislation seeks to end both cosmetics animal testing and the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, replicating the end to testing and sales that HSI’s Be Cruelty-Free campaign helped to achieve in the European Union.

Be Cruelty-Free drives change worldwide, having already achieved a national cosmetics animal testing ban in India, welcomed a state-wide testing ban in Sao Paulo as part of its Be Cruelty-Free Brazil campaign, and played an instrumental role in seeing China revise its cosmetics regulations for the first time in more than 20 years. Globally HSI runs Be Cruelty-Free campaigns across Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Russia and Taiwan.

Watch and share the Be Cruelty-Free video here.