Vegan Cuts Be Cruelty-Free Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts Be Cruelty-Free Beauty Box Review

When the Be Cruelty-Free Box from Vegan Cuts first came out, I was so amazed at the selection of products that it contained! Vegan Cuts put this box together with the Humane Society of the United States to help celebrate their Be Cruelty-Free campaign. I was lucky enough to actually take part in a Be Cruelty-Free video campaign that was put together by Humane Society International. I was really happy to see that campaign and one of my favorite online vegan shops collaborating! When Vegan Cuts offered to send me a box for review, I could not wait to try it!

Included in the Be Cruelty-Free Box are several full size products and several large sample sizes. The items included are:

  • Crazy Rumors - Leaping Bunny Lip Balm
  • Dr. Bronner’s - Liquid Castile Soap
  • Schmidt’s - Cedarwood & Juniper Deodorant
  • Beauty Without Cruelty - Moisture Plus Shampoo
  • Aubrey Organics - Natural Sun SPF 45
  • Blissoma - Awake Morning Firming Facial Moisture
  • Biao Beauty - Rejuvenating Mask
  • The HSUS – Cosmetics Bag with Leaping Bunny Shopping Guide and Pledge Card

I was seriously amazed by all the goodies in this box. Vegan Cuts and HSUS really outdid themselves! There are cruelty free and vegan items for every aspect of your beauty routine.

My favorites from the box are the lip balm, soap, and deodorant. Crazy Rumors makes some of the best vegan lip balms I have tried. Their formula is really moisturizing without being heavy, and it’s not too shiny. This fruity flavor is delicious! You can use Dr. Bronner’s for everything. From hand soap to washing make-up brushes, for your laundry, and even as dish soap. I just bought a bottle of the rose liquid soap, but love the original peppermint scent  too. This deodorant from Schmidt’s has previously been reviewed on Logical Harmony, and I mentioned Schmidt’s as a great product in my article for Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine. This is such a great scent and I love that I now have a back-up tub.

I can’t wait to start incorporating all of the products into my hair and skin care routines so that I can review each product individually.

The Be Cruelty-Free Box is a great combination of products and perfect for anyone who is new to cruelty-free living or just wants some new items to try. The retail value of all the items inside comes to over $100. At $39 (plus shipping) this box is an amazing deal!

Did you pick up the Be Cruelty-Free Box from Vegan Cuts? What were your favorite items?

Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar Review by NYCGeorgette

Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar Review by NYCGeorgette

I am pretty much obsessed with bubble baths, so I love going on a quest to track down the best bath goodies on the market. Lush’s Comforter Bubble Bar was on my radar after seeing rave reviews from several beauty YouTubers. I was eager to test out the chunky pink and white swirled bar for myself to see if it lived up to its reputation.

Claims:When life is getting you down, crumble The Comforter under hot, running water for passionately purple water and creamy, comforting bubbles. This massive slice of vibrant fruitiness gives you the feeling of being enveloped in a warm hug and gently consoled by the friendly fruity aroma of a blackcurrant candy.

Ingredients: Sodium Bicarbonate, Cream of Tartar (Potassium bitartrate), Sodium Laureth Sulfate,   Lauryl Betaine, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Bergamot Oil (Citrus bergamia), Cassis Absolute (Ribes nigrum), Cypress Oil (Cupressus sempervirens), Limonene , Linalool, D&C Red No. 27, D&C Red No. 33.

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan. Turns bath water a pinky-purple color. Creates tons of long lasting bubbles. Moisturizing. Great scent. Enough for multiple baths. Permanent Line.

Cons: Pricey. Slightly difficult to cut.

Lush The Comforter Bubble Bar Review by NYCGeorgette

The Verdict: The Comforter creates a healthy amount of long lasting bubbles and leaves my skin feeling moisturized. I enjoy its calming, yet playful scent and love bathing in the pretty pink water it creates.  Although the price is pretty steep at $10.95 per bar, there is easily enough product for four baths. With a little work, you can cut the bar into quarters with a sharp knife. For those lucky enough to have a tub with jets, you may be able to squeeze six baths out of one bar.

The Comforter Bubble Bar has become one of my favorite Lush treats. I pick one or two of them up every time I pay a visit to my local Lush store. I have tried many bubble bars, and have enjoyed them all, but The Comforter is my hands down favorite. I am so glad that it is not a limited edition product!

Extra tip- Crumble or slice a portion of The Comforter and place it in a mesh pouch. Place the pouch in your dresser draws or closet to give your clothes a subtle, feminine scent.

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One of my favorite YouTube channels belongs to Georgette. Her channel, NYCGeorgette, is full of reviews, beauty DIYs, haul videos and more. Best of all – everything featured on her channel is cruelty-free! It only seemed natural to have one of my favorite vloggers do a guest post here on Logical Harmony! You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

March Recap

March Recap

One of the blog posts I look forward to each month are the highlight posts that Cait from Pretty & Fun does. I love this little peak into her life and the highlights through her eyes. This month, I decided to borrow the idea myself!

March was actually a pretty big month for myself and for Logical Harmony!

  • I celebrated Be Cruelty-Free week as a part of a global video campaign for Humane Society International.
  • Karena and Katrina from Tone It Up let me know via Twitter that they are fans of Logical Harmony!
  • A beauty article I wrote was published in the March/April issue of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine.
  • I decided to start buying fresh flowers, and it’s made such a difference in my mornings.
  • Gabby Bernstein offered a 3 hour online workshop that was truly life changing.
  • Vegan perfume brand Olivine wrote about Be-Cruelty Free Week and listed Logical Harmony as one of their favorite cruelty free resources.
  • My boyfriend and I decided to celebrate spring with Saturday lunches at the local farmers market.
  • It was warm enough to wear shorts (with a sweater)!
  • Our cat Juniper was sent a polka dot bow tie collar from a friend. How adorable is this?
  • My boyfriend is doing some great things with his public speaking career, and I love that I get to see the behind-the-scenes views.
  • We had our first BBQ of the year – corn, asparagus, cauliflower, and portobello mushrooms.
  • I’m starting ending March and starting April with a positive mindset and working towards positive habits.

What were some of your favorite things about March?

Kale Salad with Grilled Tofu & Mixed Veggies

Kale Salad with Grilled Tofu & Mixed Veggies

With it turning into spring, I’ve been cravings lots of fresh vegetables. I love that the days are longer, and I can’t wait for it to start getting warmer! This is one of my favorite salads recently because it’s so fresh, yummy, and filling. It’s a big mix of vegetables with my favorite “honey” dijon vinaigrette.

What you will need to make Kale Salad with Grilled Tofu & Mixed Veggies:

  • 1 bunch of kale, with the stems removed, and torn into small pieces. I like Tuscan kale for this recipe.
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 1/4 cup raw sauerkraut. Any flavor will work for this. Lately, I’m loving the Garlic and Dill flavor from Sonoma Brinery.
  • 1/4 cup of mixed sprouted beans
  • 4 oz tofu, grilled or raw
  • Sprinkle of cayenne pepper

What you will need to make “Honey” Dijon Vinaigrette:

  • 2 fresh lemons, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink seasalt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup oil of your choice

How to make Kale Salad with Grilled Tofu & Mixed Veggies:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, massage the kale. Massage for at least 5 minutes to really break the kale down. It should turn a bright green during this process.
  2. Add in the vegetables, sprouts, sauerkraut, and sprouted beans. Feel free to adjust this combination to your tastes or what you have at home already.
  3. If you want to grill your tofu, this is a great time to do so. I cook mine on the stove top in a pan with a little bit of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. Sometimes I also add basil and oregano. Feel free to eat your tofu plain though!
  4. Add in the tofu, sprinkle with cayenne pepper, and top with the “honey” dijon vinaigrette.

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

NCLA Candy Coat Polish in Cinnamon Girl Review & Swatches

NCLA Candy Coat Polish in Cinnamon Girl Review & Swatches

It’s no secret that I love NCLA polishes. They are always coming out with new collections in some of the cutest colors! Recently, they released the Candy Coat collection. These textured polishes dry matte for a unique finish. I received the collection for review and am very excited to share my thoughts with you.

Claims: “Sweet and spicy, this shimmering red dries to a cinnamon sugar-like texture.”

NCLA Candy Coat Polish in Cinnamon Girl Review & Swatches

Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Trimethyl Pentanyl Diisobutyrate, Nitrocellulose, Triphenyl Phosphate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Diacetone Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Benzophenone-1, SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, May Contain (+/-):, Bismuth Oxychloride, Oxides, Blue 1, Aluminum Powder, Red 34, Red 6, Red 7, Yellow 5 Lake, Iron Oxides, Violet 2, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Isobutylphenoxy Epoxy Resin

Pros: DBP free. Toluene free. Camphor free. Formaldehyde free. Cruelty free and vegan. Wears well without a topcoat. You can make it shiny with a top coat if you don’t want to wear it matte. Very pigmented shade. Very matte finish.

Cons: Cinnamon Girl is not quite as sparkly as applied than in the bottle, but that is due to the very matte finish. It’s not immediately clear by the packaging that this shade dries matte so this may confuse those who don’t read the product description.

NCLA Candy Coat Polish in Cinnamon Girl Review & Swatches

The Verdict: This shade was so pretty! I loved the orange tint that it has. Cinnamon Girl is a very unique red. Applied in the pictures are two thin coats. As you can see, it’s very pigmented. I thought that the matte finish was fun. Especially combined with the unique texture.

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