Cruelty Free & Vegan Dupes for Popular Tarte Items

Cruelty Free & Vegan Dupes for Popular Tarte Items

Earlier this year, Tarte Cosmetics, long known for their cruelty free status and having many vegan options, was bought by Kose. Kose is a Japanese brand that is notorious for their animal testing practices. While Tarte is going to be able to keep their cruelty free status, many no longer feel comfortable purchasing their products. Being a huge Tarte fan, I was deeply saddened by this choice and also needed to replace a lot of products in my beauty routine. In this post, I will share the cruelty free and vegan dupes for popular Tarte products that I have discovered.

Serum - I loved the Maracuja Oil so much. This is a pure plant oil that moisturized and balanced out skin. Instead of this product, try the Sea Buckthorn Hydrating Serum from Sibu Beauty. This serum absorbs quickly, is very moisturizing, and really brought out the best in my skin. After trying it, I thought it was a great alternative to the Maracuja Oil.

Concealer –  The Maracuja Creaseless Concealer is on the top of many people’s Holy Grail products lists. It was on the top of mine, too! Until I tried the Peach HD Cream Concealer from Silk Naturals that is. Not only is this concealer a fraction of the cost, but on my skin it actually blends in better and stays in place longer than the Tarte concealer. I wish I would have found this option sooner!

Cruelty Free & Vegan Dupes for Popular Tarte Items

Foundation – The Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation was my Holy Grail foundation. It provided such great coverage, came in a large color range, and was truly a matte foundation. Imagine my surprise when a drugstore buy came in as the next best option. While the CoverAll Foundation from Wet’n’Wild may not be just as full coverage as the Amazonian clay, it does happen to be more hydrating and apply smoother. Plus, you can buy several tubes for the price of one tube of the Amazonian Clay foundation.

Mascara – The classic Tarte mascara was Lights, Camera, Lashes. This mascara promised the best of both worlds when it came to both length and volume, and many felt that it delivered. I have found that the Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced works better on my lashes than any other mascara I have tried. It delivers tons of volume and lots of length. So much so that I’ve been asked if I am wearing false lashes multiple times while wearing just two coats of this mascara!

Hopefully this helped you find some good cruelty free and vegan dupes for some of the most popular Tarte items. I tried to pick items that I used myself but that I knew lots of others used as well. If you have been replacing your Tarte items, I would love to hear what dupes you are using!

When it comes to parent companies, I can see both sides of the argument. It is true that purchasing a cruelty free item owned by a brand who does test on animals means that your money is ultimately funding a company that takes part in outdated and unethical practices. I can also understand how individuals feel that purchasing from cruelty free brands can show the parent company that there is major value in brands that do not test on animals. This is decision that I think each person needs to make for themselves.

While Logical Harmony does not promote brands with a parent company who tests on animals, they are listed on the Cruelty Free and Vegan Brand List with a notation about the parent company. I think that it is best to educate consumers and let them decide what is best for them. While I would love it if everyone purchased from only completely cruelty free brands, not everyone has access to or is aware of the options. In the end, I would rather someone choose a cruelty free brand with a parent company who tests on animals over a brand who directly tests on animals.

NCLA Mile High Glam Review & Swatches

NCLA Mile High Glam Review & Swatches

The latest NCLA collection is the Jet Setter collection. This collection is four shades that are perfect for spring and summer. Two bight colors, one pastel, and one dark and vampy shade. I got to try the whole collection and will be sharing my thoughts on the shades, and swatches, individually. Mile High Glam is a bright and bold pink.

Claims: This bright bubblegum nail lacquer is sure to leave you tickled pink and guaranteed to take you higher.

NCLA Mile High Glam 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 with or without a top coat. Very pigmented shade. Chip resistant.

Cons: I did not feel that there were any cons with Mile High Glam.

NCLA Mile High Glam Review & Swatches

The Verdict: I really loved Mile High Glam! It’s the perfect bright bubble gum shade for this summer. It wore really well and, as with most NCLA polishes, I was very impressed with how well the color on my nails matched with the color in the bottle. Seen in the images here are two coats. This is definitely one of my favorite shades for this spring and summer.

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Tone It Up Bikini Series – Week Two Recap

Tone It Up Bikini Series – Week Two Recap

I’m now on the second week of the Tone It Up bikini series and still going strong! As I mentioned last week, I wanted to share my recaps here. I know that a lot of Logical Harmony readers are interested in fitness. Plus, it’s also a good way to hold myself accountable. I also do daily check-ins on Instagram for this.

Here’s what I accomplished in the second week of this challenge:

  • Monday – Love Your Body with HIIT (for 2 miles), 3 additional miles of cardio, Best Ab Workout x 1, Stretch & Release x 1
  • Tuesday – Love Your Body with HIIT (for 2 miles), 4 additional miles of cardio, Bikini Booty x 1, Surfers Paradise x 1, Sunrise Stretch
  • Wednesday – Love Your Body with Kettlebells, 3 additional miles of cardio, Surfers Paradise x 3
  • Thursday – 3 miles of cardio
  • Friday – Making Waves Cardio (for 4 miles), Ab playlist one time through (Itty Bitty Bikini x 1, Sleek and Slender Abs x 1, To w Up The Lower Abs x 1, Love Your Abs with Katrina x 1)
  • Saturday – 6 miles of cardio, Beach Yoga with Karena
  • Sunday – Beach Yoga with Karena

This week I added on 27 miles, bringing me to a total of 53 miles towards #150bysummer!! It’s clear that Thursday was a weaker day for me. I had a very long day at the office and when I finally got home for the night, I opted to relax instead of working out. I think that it’s completely fine to take it easy on some days if you really need it. Are you doing the Bikini Series challenge? How is it going for you so far? I’d love to hear about your experiences with the program!

Raspberry Tangerine Kimosa (Kombucha Mimosa) Recipe

Raspberry Tangerine Kimosa (Kombucha Mimosa) Recipe

There are two drinks that I absolutely love – kombucha and mimosas. This recipe combines them into a great drink that makes a great cocktail or mocktail. It’s perfect for weekend brunches (especially with some pancakes to go with it!). I love adding in fun straws and umbrellas to make it feel even more special.

What you will need to make a Raspberry Tangerine Kimosa (Kombucha Mimosa):

  • Tangerine juice
  • Kombucha
  • Fresh or frozen raspberries
  • Champagne (optional)

Raspberry Tangerine Kimosa (Kombucha Mimosa) Recipe

How to make a Raspberry Tangerine Kimosa (Kombucha Mimosa):

  1. Mix equal parts kombucha and tangerine juice. You can use regular orange juice if you like, but I love that tangerine juice is just a little more unique.
  2. Want to make yours a cocktail? Sub out half the kombucha for champagne!
  3. Add in fresh or frozen raspberries. I like to use frozen because it keeps the drink chilled. Want an extra bonus? Muddle a couple fresh raspberries in the bottom of the glass as well.
  4. Enjoy!

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Vegan Cuts April Beauty Box Review

Vegan Cuts April Beauty Box Review

The April Beauty Box from Vegan Cuts had a good variety of items. It included skin care, hair care, nail care, lip gloss, and even a mens skincare item. 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 April Beauty Box that I received was:

  • GlamNatural Lip Cream – As the name implies, this is a creamy and soft lip color. I like that it applied like a gloss but had the color of a lipstick. I’ve tried other GlamNatural products in the past and have been happy with them (read my review of their hydrating foundation). The shade I received was Poco Loco. I liked that this color was neutral and something everyone could wear. You can buy this lip cream directly from Vegan Cuts.
  • Orico London Rush Hour Vibrant Dry Body Oil – This moisturizing body oil contains rosehip, macadamie and baobab oil to hydrate your skin without leaving it greasy. It has a light natural citrus scent, which is nice and not too strong.
  • Jane Carter Solutions Curl Defining Cream – This was the largest sample in the beauty box. As someone with natural very fine and straight hair, this product doesn’t work for me. But I can see it being a great addition to the hair care routine of many out there. The packaging does not include an ingredients list, so you will need to double check online to see if the ingredients will work for you.
  • Jane Carter Solutions Nourish & Shine – This product does double duty and works for your hair and skin. It’s a blend of different butters – shea butter, kokum butter, illippe butter, and mango butter with essential oils and soy oil. Again, the packaging does not include ingredients so check online to be sure it will work for you.
  • Dazzle Dry Top Coat – I have heard of Dazzle Dry before, but have never tried their items. The biggest claim of this line is that that polishes are quick drying. This quick dry topcoat also offers UV protection to keep your polish from changing color. I always love trying new top coats, so I’m excited to test this one out.
  • Montagne Jeunesse Green Tea Peel Off Face Mask and Dead Sea Mud Face Mask – While either mask can be used for anyone, I did like that one was marked towards men. Mud masks are some of my favorites because they really help to deep clean your pores while moisturizing at the same time. The Peel Off Mask says that it helps to detox your pores, so I am excited to try this one as well.

Vegan Cuts April Beauty Box Review

I love seeing new products and almost all of the items in the April beauty box were items I had never tried before. This is one of the great things about these box services – you get to try lots of new brands and new items.

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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.