Logical Harmony is Co-Curating the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

Logical Harmony is Co-Curating the July Petit Vour Beauty Box!

I have more exciting news to share with Logical Harmony readers – I am co-curating the July beauty box from Petit Vour! This box is available to order now and contains several full size and deluxe samples of beauty products that I love. I’m really excited to share this box of cruelty free and vegan goodies with everyone!

The Petit Vour beauty box costs $15 for those who live in the United States, $23 for those in Canada, and $30 for all other countries. This price includes shipping costs as well. It’s a monthly subscription that I bet you will get hooked on. The items in the box are always high quality products and the value goes well beyond what you pay for each month.

If you’re new to Petit Vour, mention in the sign up form that you heard about Petit Vour from Logical Harmony and you will receive an additional deluxe sample in your beauty box. Just enter Logical Harmony in the field that says “How did you hear about us?”.

Vegan Cuts June Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts June Beauty Box Review   The June Beauty Box from Vegan Cuts included a variety of items that are perfect for summer. 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. Vegan Cuts June Beauty Box Review

Included in the June Beauty Box that I received was:

  • LA FRESH Nail Polish Remover Acetone-Free Pad - This is perfect for keeping in your purse or in a travel bag. I often chip my nails and this will make my life SO much easier because I can just remove the polish then and there. It is also a great option for those who don’t want to deal with normal polish remover bottles which can spill or leak.
  • Superchic Lacquer in Figment of My Reality - This was one of the full size items in the box. This shimmer minty shade is adorable and perfect for summer. I’m really loving it and can’t wait to do a full review here on Logical Harmony!
  • Pacifica Natural Waterproof Eye Liner in Gun Metal - This was one of the full size items in the box. I already own this eye liner in another shade and love it. It goes on creamy, smooth, and highly pigmented. Plus it really stays put. I like that Gun Metal is a unique shade. It’s a dark smokey grey and perfect for a more understated look.
  • NYL Velvet Transformative Serum -  Skin serums are one of my favorite items! They can do so much for your complexion! I’ve tried several NYL skin care items before but never this serum. It’s a lovely deluxe sample, too. You can buy this item directly through Vegan Cuts.
  • Lip Glosserie Light Asian Pear Lip Balm -  This was one of the full size items in the box. It has such a lovely smell! It’s fresh and fruity and not at all artificial. I love how smooth the lip balm is too. You can buy this item directly through Vegan Cuts.
  • Grasse Roots Perfumery Sample in Blood Orange -   I’ve tried samples of Grasse Roots perfume before but never this scent. It’s delicious! You can buy this item directly through Vegan Cuts in a travel size or full size.

This beauty box included nail polish, eye liner, lip balm, nail polish remover wipes, and a facial serum. These are all essential products for anyone to have on hand. What I liked most about this box is that everything include are items you would want to carry with you on a daily basis or when you are traveling. It really was full of great essential items. You can stay up to date with Vegan Cuts on FacebookTwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

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.

Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit

Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit

Lately I’ve been on a protein waffle kick. After working out, it’s good for your muscles to get some extra protein to help them repair and regenerate. While a lot of people opt for a smoothie or just mix their protein powder with almond milk, I always look for a more substantial option. I do a fasted cardio session right after waking up, so these vegan protein waffles are the perfect way to start the morning.

These waffles are not only vegan, but are also soy-free and gluten-free!

What you will need to make Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit:

  • 1/2 a ripe banana, mashed
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened, plain almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 tablespoons gluten-free flour
  • 1 scoop or 1 package vanilla Perfect Fit protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Coconut oil spray

Vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit

How to make vegan Protein Waffles with Perfect Fit:

  1. Pre-heat your waffle iron. Some irons only have one temperature setting and others have several. If your waffle iron has a temperature setting, set it to medium-low.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, combine all the wet ingredients (banana, almond milk, raw apple cider vinegar, and vanilla). Whisk with a fork to combine.
  3. Add in the powdered ingredients one at a time. Mix well before adding each additional dry ingredient.
  4. Mix all the ingredients well until there are no clumps and the batter is smooth.
  5. Cook in the waffle iron until done. The outside should be nicely browned.
  6. Top with pure maple syrup, fruit, and enjoy!

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.

Top photo courtesy of Justin M.G. Mendez.

Petit Vour June Vegan Beauty Box Review

Petit Vour June Vegan Beauty Box Review

One of my favorite beauty boxes is Petit Vour.  This monthly subscription box brings you only four or more cruelty free and vegan beauty items in each box. Each box has at least one full sized item and several generous sample sizes as well.

The theme of this months box was Away We Go: The Travel Collection. All items included are necessities you would need while traveling. They are also all TSA appropriate sizes for carry-on luggage. This box is truly portable vegan beauty at it’s best.

Petit Vour June Vegan Beauty Box Review

My June Petit Vour beauty box contained:

  • EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner: These hair products contain extracts from seaweed, mango, and apricot and claim to balance the pH level of your hair. They are also gluten-free, paraben-free, and color-safe. They also have a very soft scent. Included in the Petit Vour was a 2.5 ounce bottle of each.
  • MUN No. 1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum: This serum is a combination of prickly pear seed oil, argan oil, and rose oil. It feels as luxurious as it sounds! Included in the Petit Vour box was a 0.03 ounce vial.
  • NCLA Nail Lacquer in Let’s Stay Forever: I already own this pretty baby blue shade but have yet to share a review and swatches here on Logical Harmony. It’s such a perfect color for summer! Not only are NCLA polishes great quality, but their pastel creme formula’s are truly one of a kind. Included in the Petit Vour box was the full size bottle of nail polish.
  • TAY Rosehip Balancing Facial Cleanser with Seabuckthorn: This creamy cleanser contains rosehip oil and seabuckthorn oil to moisturize while still doing a great job of removing impurities. This cleanser is great for those with dry skin. Included in the Petit Vour box was a sample size in a sturdy wooden container, but the size is not labeled.

Petit Vour June Vegan Beauty Box Review

This Petit Vour box is currently still available! Be sure to get yours before they run out!

I recently posted an interview with Madeline, the CEO and Co-Founder of Petit Vour, here on Logical Harmony. In it she shares her favorite beauty items, details on how the brand got started, and more. Petit Vour also shared an interview with me on their blog – Get to know Tashina Combs of Logical Harmony.

And, in case you have yet to hear, I am co-curating the July beauty box for Petit Vour! To get your own box, be sure to sign up later this week. Let them know that you are signing up from Logical Harmony and an extra item will be added to your box!

You can stay up to date with Petit Vour on TwitterFacebookInstagramTumblr, and Pinterest.

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.

Photos courtesy of Justin M.G. Mendez.

Ten Questions with Madeline Alcott of Petit Vour

Ten Questions with Madeline Alcott of Petit Vour

Receiving my monthly Petit Vour beauty box is always one of my favorites. These adorable pink boxes arrive with lovely cruelty free and vegan items inside that are carefully wrapped in tissue paper and tied with a bow. Recently I got to ask Co-Founder and CEO Madeline Alcott some questions about Petit Vour and her vegan beauty favorites.

  1. As the founder of Petit Vour, a subscription box that includes only cruelty free and vegan items, you are clearly a compassionate person. How long has veganism been a part of your lifestyle? I’ve been vegan for about 6 years now, but before that I was vegetarian and before that pescetarian. It’s been quite a journey!
  2. Petit Vour has grown a lot over the past year! It’s been amazing to watch! What inspired you to start Petit Vour? I was inspired by so many things. Back in fall ’09, I was a model in the first ever vegan fashion show organized by Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart (VAUTE) and Kristin Lajeunesse (WTF Vegan Food). Being surrounded by vegan gamechangers definitely inspired me to think outside the box. I wanted to be part of the movement, but more importantly, I wanted to do something that hadn’t been done. Fast forward 3 years (early 2012), I realized there was a significant void in the beauty market. Luxury, high-performance, vegan beauty was nowhere to be found. I had a nagging feeling that if I could create a beautiful space that held only the finest vegan beauty products, vegans and non-vegans alike would flock to check out the goods. By launching a luxury vegan beauty box and online shop, we could attract quite a number of beauty devotees and encourage cruelty-free shopping, supporting our ethical brands, and saving animals from exploitation. Win, win win!!
  3. A lot of my readers may not be subscribers (yet!). 1) What can someone expect to see in the monthly boxes? 2) What makes Petit Vour stand out? 1) Each box holds a variety of products, ranging from makeup to haircare (about a $35 value, generally). It’s important to us that our members feel pampered from head to toe so we cover a lot of categories month-to-month. 2) Performance and presentation set our cruelty-free box apart from the rest. We have a high attention to detail, ensuring that every box conveys a feeling of luxury and compassion. We work with brands that strive for performance that would rival even the most well-known cosmetics in the industry. It’s quite a task, sifting through products to find the best, but the reward is tremendous. Imagine the positive shift if makeup counters, artists and bloggers went cruelty-free!
  4. Of all the items that you have featured in the boxes, what are some of your absolute favorites? Now THAT is a tough question! I am a huge fan of super serums–Lina Hanson, MUN and KYPRIS are my favorites. They are so luxurious and truly effective. NCLA has an incredible range of colors that are so much fun. I also love how the clever names enhance the experience of painting your nails (Cloudy With A Chance Of Sprinkles, anyone?). Gr8ful SkinCouture is my go-to when I want a luxurious mud mask experience. As for vegan beauty brushes, nothing beats Kelley Quan. I used to use MAC brushes long before I knew about cruelty-free living and, I have to say, Kelley Quan matches up! I should probably stop now, but I could go on for quite some time :)
  5. Petit Vour is making the shift towards more natural items. Why is this important to you? We’ve always had a focus on natural products, but now we’re seeing the importance of highlighting WHY. It’s so easy to compare drugstore products to natural luxury products and only focus on the pricetag. The truth is, the pricetag is what it is for a reason. We don’t just look for products that are as naturally made as possible, we look for ingredients that work, and ingredient combos that overachieve. Cheap fillers inhibit performance, parabens and formaldehyde releasers threaten our health. We value superior ingredients and (truly) compassionate companies over the pricetag. Ten Questions with Madeline Alcott of Petit Vour
  6. I’m assuming that, like most of us, you carry a small stash of beauty must-haves in your purse. What favorites do you carry with you at all times? Gressa Lip Boost in Bare. The color is so sexy, but in a subtle, effortless sort of way. Also, I just received a spritzer by My Daughter’s Fragrance and I am obsessed! A light, pretty scent makes me feel so put-together and feminine.
  7. What does the future look like for Petit Vour? Do you plan to stick to beauty, or do you want to expand into other areas? Beauty is our priority, but we’ll see! I mainly want to focus on making cruelty-free shopping fun, effortless and inspiring. Classic, feminine beauty for women of substance is our thing and we want to keep pushing in that direction. It’s totally niche and we love it. Every business needs their space and we found ours. It rings so true to our hearts.
  8. What beauty item are you currently obsessed with? EVOLVh and YAROK haircare! I’ve been shifting to a more natural haircare routine and it feels so good. I can practically hear my hair whispering words of gratitude.
  9. What is your all time, holy grail, beauty product? If I could only wear one product for life, it would have to be one of the super serums–by MUN, Lina Hanson or KYPRIS. There are many days where I want to go “naked face” (that’s what I call it). A clean, properly moisturized face draws out natural radiance, which I love.
  10. They say that perfume can tell you a lot about a person. What is your signature scent? I love love love My Daughter’s Fragrance! I’m wearing it right now. It has a very classic, elegant, feminine feel. I think it’s a universal scent that so many people would love. It’s friendly and approachable, which I try to be every day! :)

I also have a very exciting announcement to share with readers of Logical Harmony. I am curating the July Beauty Box with Petit Vour!! If you have not yet signed up to receive the boxes, be sure that you do soon! In the sign up process, there is a field to ask how you heard about Petit Vour. Enter Logical Harmony in this field to receive an extra bonus in your July box!

Images courtesy of: Petit Vour