ORLY is No Longer Cruelty Free

ORLY is No Longer Cruelty Free

December 23, 2014 – Please note that ORLY has since removed the distributor in China from their website and has reconfirmed that they are a cruelty free brand. You can read more in the post An Update on ORLY’s Animal Testing Stance.

Nail polish and nail care brand ORLY has long been a cruelty free brand that offered lots of vegan options to consumers. I recently discovered that ORLY is now selling through a 3rd party distributor in China and has established a ORLY China website. I had a hard time finding out information about the distributor, but was able to find out that they have retail locations and also sell wholesale to retail stores.

The distributor is listed under China on their International Distributors page. The ORLY China website includes a large variety of their products. It also shows pictures of ORLY for sale at a beauty expo in China.

The beauty expo was the Canton Beauty Expo 2014 Autumn, which took place in mainland China. The distributor that ORLY listed on their page, Guangzhou Tianlirong Trading, is listed as an exhibitor at this expo.

To sell products in China would mean that the brand has agreed to comply with the laws in China that require animal testing. While there are some rare exceptions to this law, but they apply only to finished and packaged items that are imported into China. To be sold in retail locations and at beauty expos does mean that the brand has agreed to comply with required by law animal testing and is no longer cruelty free.

I have reached out to the brand through multiple channels to find out more information, but have not heard back from them. ORLY has recently been unresponsive to my check-ins, which is what prompted the deeper dive into their distributors. When and if I hear back from the brand, I will post an update on the situation if one is needed.

December 23, 2014 – Please note that ORLY has since removed the distributor in China from their website and has reconfirmed that they are a cruelty free brand. You can read more in the post An Update on ORLY’s Animal Testing Stance.

Beauty for the Holidays – A Cruelty Free & Vegan Gift Guide in Vegan Lifestyle Magazine

Beauty for the Holidays - A Cruelty Free & Vegan Gift Guide in Vegan Lifestyle Magazine

The December issue of Vegan Lifestyle Magazine is now available! In this issue, I wrote a cruelty free and vegan gift guide. It features some of my favorite items that I would love to give (and receive) this holiday season. Featured are items from NCLA, Lush, Gressa, Kypris, Georgie Beauty, Olivine Atelier, Pacifica, Root Science, Skinny Fox Detox, MarieNatie, and Mane Message.

Another great gift item is a subscription to Petit Vour. I have had two collaborations with them and absolutely love their month beauty box! All items included are cruelty free and vegan. Plus, they are how I discovered several of the brands included in this gift guide.

Get your copy today through iTunes, the appStore, or Google Play.

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Delicious Winter Recipes – the eCoobook From Logical Harmony is Now Available!

Get Your Copy of Delicious Winter Recipes

Today is a very exciting day for us here at Logical Harmony. We are announcing the launch of our first eCookbook, Delicious Winter Recipes! This eCookbook contains 13 of our favorite recipes to make during the coldest months of the year.

Inside Delicious Winter Recipes you’ll learn to make our never-before-published recipes, like:

  • Fantastic Kale & White Bean Soup
  • Tashina’s Wonderful Ranch Dressing
  • Chai Spice Snickerdoodles, and more!

Plus, you’ll get Logical Harmony reader favorites like:

  • Tashina’s Signature Buffalo Cauliflower
  • Bee-Free Lemon “Honey” Dijon Dressing
  • Justin’s Home Made Chai Spice Mix, and more!

This mix of classic and new dishes will help you and your loved ones stay warm on those cold nights while bonding in the kitchen making new dishes, and new memories.

Grab your copy today, and make this winter the best one yet!

From November 28 – December 1 you can get your copy for 50% off! At checkout, use discount code earlybird2014.

Get my copy now!

Black Friday Sales from Cruelty Free Brands

Black Friday Sales from Cruelty Free Brands

Black Friday means some big sales on beauty products. I rounded up a list of the deals out there that were for cruelty free brands with vegan options. It is noted next to each brand what their animal testing stance is. All brands listed have vegan options, but you may need to contact their customer service departments to find out what those are. Brands in bold are cruelty free with only vegan products.

  • Bloomingdale’s: Save up to 50 percent off sitewide, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping and free returns at Bloomingdale’s through Nov. 30. Cruelty free brands carried are Ciate and Deborah LippmannCiate and Deborah Lippmann are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Butter London: Take 30 percent off sitewide. butter LONDON is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • CVS: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Wet’n’Wild. Wet’n’Wild is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company. 
  • Macy’s: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Butter London and Too Faced. Butter London and Too Faced are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Mineral Fusion: 25% off all cleansers with code CLEANSE25 until November 30. 50% off sitewide + free shipping on orders $60+ with code CYBER50 on December 1. 30% off sitewide + free shipping on orders over $60 with code SAVE30 December 2-December 30. Mineral Fusion is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • NCLA (100% vegan!): Take 25% off sitewide on November 28 with code BLACKFRIDAY25. The same code can be used to get 25% off your custom wraps through the MyNCLA iPhone app. NCLA is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (100% vegan!): Take 20 percent off sitewide (November 28-December 1). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Pacifica (100% vegan!): Spend $50 and get $10 off your order with code 10THANKS. Spend $100 and get $25 off with code 25THANKS. Free shipping on all orders $25 and over. Double loyalty points. Pacifica is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Paula’s Choice: Take 15 percent off sitewide and get free shipping (November 28-December 7). Paula’s Choice is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • http://bit.ly/15IuBJN: Lots of beauty favorites are on sale! View all the sale items here. My personal favorites are All brands carried by Petit Vour are cruelty free. The brands included may not be 100% vegan themselves, but all items sold through Petit Vour are vegan.
  • Priti NYC (100% vegan!): Take 40 percent off sitewide (November 28 only). Priti NYC is cruelty free and all products are also vegan.
  • Rite Aid: Among the Black Friday sales are options from Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason Naturals, and Wet’n’Wild. Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Jason Naturals, and Wet’n’Wild are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not 100% vegan companies.
  • Sibu Beauty: Take 60 percent off sitewide and free shipping on orders over $50 with code SIBU60 (November 27-December 1). Sibu Beauty is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Target: Among the Black Friday sales are options from E.L.F. E.L.F. is cruelty free and has vegan options. All of their cosmetics are vegan and the studio brushes are vegan. However, the E.L.F. Essentials brushes are made from animal hair.
  • Too Faced: Buy one Better Than Sex Mascara (it’s vegan!) and take 50 percent off any one item of your choice online (November 28 only). Take $10 off $60 orders, $15 off $75 orders, $20 off $100 orders and 50 percent off sale items online (November 29-November 30). Too Faced is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Ulta: Among the Black Friday sales are options fromButter London, DermalogicaToo Faced, and Ulta CollectionButter London, Dermalogica, Too Faced, and Ulta Collection are cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company. 
  • Vegan Cuts (100% vegan!): Lots of boxes and items in the Vegan Cuts shop are being discounted! This means beauty products, makeup, hair care, tees, purses, and more. You can also order past beauty boxes from their monthly subscription. All brands carried by Vegan Cuts are cruelty free. The brands included may not be 100% vegan themselves, but all items sold through Vegan Cuts are vegan.
  • Weleda: Take 30 percent off sitewide (November 28-December 1). Weleda is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Yes To Carrots: Take 40 percent off sitewide with free shipping (November 28 only). Take 35 percent off sitewide (November 29-November 30) with free shipping. Yes to Carrots is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
  • Zoya: Buy 12 trio sets for $20 (a $30 value) and score free shipping (November 27-December 1). Zoya is cruelty free and has vegan options, but is not a 100% vegan company.
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Petit Vour October 2014 Beauty Box Review

Petit Vour October 2014 Beauty Box Review

The Petit Vour October 2014 Beauty Box was a great mix of beauty and skin care items. For those who are not yet familiar with Petit Vour, they offer a monthly beauty box. Everything inside the Petit Vour beauty box is cruelty free, vegan, and natural. Through their boxes I have been introduced to so many amazing brands. Every month I really look forward to the pink Petit Vour box arriving on my doorstep to introduce me to more beauty goodies!

The Petit Vour October 2014 Beauty Box that I received contained the following items:

  • Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick in Rebel Sol – If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was already head over heels for this lipstick line. The formula is so buttery and moisturizing! Plus, the colors all look amazing. Rebel Sol is a coral shade that is gorgeous on. It’s one of my favorites in the line (Tenderness being my go-to lipstick). I already had a tube of this shade, but was excited to have received another. You can purchase all shades of the Devocean lipstick from the Petit Vour online shop.
  • Flo + Theo Body Butter in Orange Harvest – Made from cocoa butter, shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E this is a very hydrating body butter. The formula is creamy and smooth. It absorbs quickly and does not feel at all greasy. I loved the Orange Harvest scent. It reminds me a bit of a creamsicle. This body butter comes in three other scents – Lavender Flower, Lemon Orchard, and Wild Mint. You can purchase all four scents of this body butter from the Petit Vour online shop.
  • Forager Botanicals Natural Eau de Parfume in Nectar – This natural perfume has notes of succulent florals, citrus and honey. Thankfully, it is not real honey and the perfume is in fact vegan! The scent was really pretty and really light. It won’t replace my staple scent, but I can see this being a great addition to my vegan perfume collection. There are three other scents available from Forager Botanicals – Bloom, Island Lei, and Woodland.
  • S.W. Basics Exfoliant – This exfoliant has very natural and simple formula. It contains only three ingredients – oat flour, almond flour, and sea salt. The consistency is so smooth that I was skeptical that it would work. But my skin felt smooth and polished after I used it. It was effective at exfoliating without irritating my skin. I like that the formula is so natural and simple. You can purchase the full size of this product from the Petit Vour online shop.

Overall, I enjoyed the Petit Vour October 2014 Beauty Box. It introduced me to three new brands and I liked all of the products that were included. A Petit Vour subscription starts at only $15.00 a month. Considering the quality of the items that are included, it is well worth the investment.

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