Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit Review

Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit Review

Vegan Cuts and Leaping Bunny have teamed up to release a limited-edition beauty box! The Vegan Cuts and Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit features only Leaping Bunny approved brands. Many people are familiar with Leaping Bunny because they are one of the best authorities when it comes to finding out if a brand is truly cruelty free or not. When Leaping Bunny asked me if I wanted to receive it again, I was very interested to see what goodies it would contain.

Included in my Vegan Cuts and Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit was the following items:

  • Alba Botanica ACNEdote Clean ‘n Treat Towelettes – I current have some other Alba Botanica face wipes and really enjoy them. Their towelettes do a wonderful job of removing makeup and leave my face feeling very clean. The ACNEdote towelettes were a bit drying for my skin type, but they still worked very well. A package of 10 towelettes was included in this box.
  • Aubrey Organics EveryDay Basics Moisturizer – This was a great moisturizer that I could see working well for all skin types. It absorbed quickly and did not leave my skin feeling greasy or too dry. It had a soothing and subtle lavender scent. A deluxe 1.7 ounce sample size was included in the box.
  • Crazy Rumors Plum Apricot Bunny Balm – I received a tube of this lip balm in a box from Vegan Cuts last year and love it, so I was very excited to get another. Crazy Rumors lip balms are so moisturizing and do not leave shine on your lips. This scent is really unique and fun. A full size 1 ounce tube was included in the box.
  • Desert Essence Hand and Body Lotion in Island Mango – I have purchased this same lotion in other scents and really enjoy it. It does a great job of hydrating, the scents are natural, and I like that you can close the tube to keep the product fresh. The Island Mango scent was delicious and fresh, not at all artificial or sweet. A full size 8 ounce tube was included in the box.
  • JASÖN Antiplaque Toothpaste in PowerSmile Antiplaque & Whitening – This is a toothpaste that I have actually purchased several times on my own before receiving this box. I think it’s one of the better natural, cruelty free, and vegan toothpaste options out there. It makes my mouth feel really clean and has a vibrant mint taste I was happy to receive a back-up tube to have on hand. A deluxe 3 ounce sample size was included in the box.
  • Montagne Jeunesse Cucumber Peel Off Face Masque – To be honest, I have not used this mask and I probably will not. When I read over the ingredient list I was a little shocked at what was included – lots of ingredients I could not pronounce or identify. There are so many amazing and natural face masks out there that I can no longer bring myself to use one that appears to be so full of chemicals. A single use .3 ounce packet was included in the box.
  • Preserve Toothbrush – Because Preserve is one of the few cruelty free toothbrushes available, I have been using one for years. I’m always happy when a staple item of mine appears in any subscription box and this was no exception. A single toothbrush was included in the box.
  • hello Breath Spray in Mojito Mint – This spray tasted very unnatural. I will probably keep it in my purse because I like to always have mints or something similar. But I don’t see myself reaching for it often. I do like the size of the container. I remember when breath sprays used to come in thin, narrow tubes that were very easy to loose in your purse. This size is perfect and the bright green color helps you find it quickly. A full size .24 ounce spray bottle was included in the box.
  • Wellinhand Action Remedies Tangerine Vanilla Astringent Toner – This is another product that I have not yet used. I have combination skin that leans towards dry. Because of this, I am worried that this toner may be a bit too drying for my skin type. A full size 6 ounce spray bottle was included in the box.

The Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit contains several full size items and is currently on sale for $27.95. This is actually a really great value! There are multiple items in the box that I have previously purchased on my own and have enjoyed. It you have problematic skin, the skin care items in this box would make it an even better value for you.

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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.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Almond Parmesan

Brussels Sprout Salad with Almond Parmesan

This brussels sprout salad with almond parmesan is perfect for fall. It’s easy to make, quick to prepare, and uses in season ingredients. I like to have it on it’s own or with roasted vegetables on the side.

What you will need to make Brussels Sprout Salad with Almond Parmesan:

  • 2 cups brussels sprouts (about 8 whole brussels sprouts), shredded or thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup apple, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon agave
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Brussels Sprout Salad with Almond Parmesan

How to make Brussels Sprout Salad with Almond Parmesan:

  1. Wash the brussels sprouts and remove the outer leaves that are damaged or bruised. Thinly slice the brussels sprouts into small strips. Do not cut up the very bottom, where it would attach to the stem.
  2. Thinly slice the red onion and soak in water for about 10-20 minutes. This will help make it taste sweeter and take some of the bite out.
  3. Wash the apple and finely chop into small cubes. The apple adds flavor but also some nice color to this dish.
  4. Combine the brussels sprouts, red onion, and apple into a medium sized bowl.
  5. For the Almond Parmesan you will use the almonds, nutritional yeast, and garlic. In a food processor, combine the nutritional yeast, garlic cloves, and almonds. Pulse well. The almonds and garlic should be small pieces when you are done, and all ingredients should be mixed well. Add the almond parmesan to the salad bowl.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, dijon mustard, agave, and olive oil. Add to the salad bowl.
  7. Mix all ingredients well.
  8. Enjoy!

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Vegan Perfume Guide

Vegan Perfume Guide



When it comes to perfume, a lot of people are surprised to find out that not all options are vegan friendly. Finding a good vegan perfume means avoiding brands that test on animals, but also those who use fragrance that is derived from animals. This vegan perfume guide is meant to help you easily find brands that you can trust to keep you smelling great without harming any of our furry friends.

Many people assume that it is hard to find cruelty free and vegan perfume, but it is actually a lot easier than you may think. The following brands are all cruelty free and have vegan perfume options.

This means that there is no animal testing anywhere in their supply chain, during production, or on the finished products. It also means that they make perfumes that are free of animal ingredients.

To learn more about what animal ingredients may be in perfumes, please read Is Perfume Vegan?

Is Perfume Vegan?

Is Perfume Vegan?



We all know that animal testing is a big issue. Sadly, a lot of the major fragrance companies out there are not cruelty free. In fact, if you were to try and buy perfume from a major department store you would have a hard time finding a line that was cruelty free.

What many people do not think about is the use of animal ingredients in perfume. Many fragrances contain lanolin, castoreum, deer musk, cat musk, ambergris, and hyraceum. These may be listed on the labels, but they may also just be listed as “fragrance” instead of being called out individually.

What exactly are these ingredients? You may be surprised out when you find out where they come from.

  • Ambergris is produced in the digestive system of sperm wales.
  • Castoreum is a secretion produced by beavers. In the wild, is secreted mixed with urine to mark their territory. Castoreum is sourced from an anal gland.
  • Civet is a secretion produced by type of cat that lives in Asia and Africa. The African Civet is most commonly used to source this musky ingredient. In the wild, is secreted mixed with urine to mark their territory.
  • Hyraceum is a solidified mixture of urine and feces produced by the Cape Hyrax. This ingredient is also called Africa Stone because of it’s consistency.
  • Kasturi is a secretion produced by male Moschidae deer. These deer live in Nepal, India, China, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Siberia. Kasturi is sourced from a gland located between it’s back and rectum. After removing the gland, it is dried and a paste extracted to be used as a fixative for perfumes.
  • Musk is a commonly listed ingredient that can come from a variety of animals. Aside from beavers, civets, and Moschidea deer, musk can also be sourced from muscrat, ducks, turtles, alligators, crocodiles, and snakes. In these animals, the musk is extracted from an anal gland or glands located in the mouth.
  • Lanolin is oil derived from sheep wool. While it is often presented as a harmless ingredient, sadly it often is not. You can find out more about lanolin by reading What is Lanolin?.

None of these ingredients are items that most people, vegan or not, would knowingly apply to their skin. My guess is that you are now looking at your favorite perfume in a whole new light. It is completely unnecessary that they be common ingredients in perfumes.

There are cruelty free and vegan perfume companies out there who make a variety of scents. None of which require any of the ingredients above. Logical Harmony will soon be providing you with a list of these brands.

Petit Vour August Beauty Box Review

Petit Vour August Beauty Box Review

One of my favorite beauty box subscriptions is Petit Vour.  After curating the July box, I couldn’t wait to see what was in the Petit Vour August Beauty Box! This monthly subscription box brings you items that are not only cruelty free and vegan, but are also natural and from high-end brands. Most of the brands included in the Petit Vour boxes cannot be found in other monthly subscription boxes.

The theme of this months box was Beauty School: Become Your Own Beauty Expert. It contained five products that will help anyone get their own beauty stash started. If you’re someone like me who has more products than you can handle, this box offered some great items that everyone uses and was a great way to round out a bigger beauty stash.

Petit Vour August Beauty Box Review

Included in the August Beauty Box that I received from Petit Vour was:

  • Beauty Without Cruelty Natural Mineral Eye Defining Pencil in Black – This full size product is one that I have heard a lot about, but have never tried before. This item was perfect for me because I wear black eyeliner nearly every day. If you’re not into black, it comes in four other shades. It goes on smooth and, while not as pigmented as I prefer, it does wear very well. I did not find that it faded or transferred during wear. This product retails for $18.50 and is sold in the Petit Vour online store.
  • Earthbody Brighten Cleanser & Mask – This deluxe sample can be used as either a daily face wash or a weekly face mask. The packaging included directions for both uses. I love that it’s a powder that you mix with water to turn into either version. It makes it easy to travel with and easy to store. This mask comes in three different types, this one being meant to brighten dull skin. My skin felt really nice after using this mask. I’m excited that the sample contains many uses. The packaging is lightweight and can be reused or recycled after use. The full size version of this product retails for $24.00 and is sold in the Petit Vour online store.
  • Harvey Prince Journey Perfume –  This deluxe sample is one of the most popular Harvey Prince perfumes. Journey is a mix of clove, sandalwood, rose, bergamot, tuberrose, orange flower, cedarwood, and freesia. It’s very light, but also floral and earthy. None of the notes are overpowering and it has a very balanced scent. I liked this perfume and feel that it’s a good perfume to add to any collection. The full size version of this product retails for $26.00 and is sold in the Petit Vour online store.
  • Mi-Me Tangerine Hydrating Lip Butter – This was the second full size product in the August beauty box. I love the fresh citrus scent. Made from a blend of coconut oil, shea butter, mango butter, avocado butter, and vitamin E this lip butter is incredibly hydrating. I also like the slender tube that it comes in. This full size product retails for $5.00 and is sold in a two pack in the Petit Vour online store.
  • Rosemira Organics Sweet Coconut Body Butter – This deluxe sample contains a deceiving amount of product. At first glance, the sample seems so small that I assumed it was only single use. However, the body butter is so moisturizing that I got many uses from this sample. It absorbs quickly and left my skin feeling very soft. The packaging for this product can be reused or recycled after use, which is also a plus. The full size version of this product retails for $36.00 and is available in the Petit Vour online store.

Overall, I really liked this box. It had a variety of items and I was impressed with all of them. This box contained two full size items and three deluxe size items. This is a great value for both the price of the subscription and for the quality of the items included. All of them were very nice and came in great packaging.

The Petit Vour subscription starts at $15.00 a month. The Petit Vour box is also available internationally. This makes it a great option for anyone looking to try out new cruelty free and vegan brands.

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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.