Lush Self Preserving Dream Cream Review

Lush Self Preserving Dream Cream Review

Lush recently relaunched three classic products as a part of their new Self Preserving line. It took them 97 tries to get the new Lush Self Preserving Dream Cream ready for sale. Much of the water had to be removed and, in it’s place, Lush added natural preservatives that do an effective job of moisturizing your skin.

Claims: “Dream Cream contains every ingredient nature makes for soothing sore skin! One of our proudest achievements, we love this lotion because it makes people happy. The calming blend of oat milk, lavender and chamomile goes to work soothing sensitive skin. Olive oil and cocoa butter are incredibly effective for dry or chapped skin, and are especially gentle for even the most sensitive skin.. Plus, this formula has been expertly rebalanced, so there’s no need for us to add any synthetic preservatives– it’s completely self-preserving!”

Ingredients: Oat Milk (Avena sativa), Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea), Rose Water (Rosa centifolia), Glycerine, Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma Cacao), Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Organic Rose Absolute (Rosa Damascena), Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria Chamomilla), Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia), Lavender Oil (Lavandula augustifolia), Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin), Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

Pros: Cruelty free and vegan formula. Reusable and recyclable packaging. Very hydrating. Very thick and creamy formula. Subtle and natural scent. Works great on hands and body.

Cons: Absolutely none. The new Self Preserving Dream Cream is amazing!

The Verdict: I honestly fell head-over-heels for the new Self Preserving Dream Cream while using it! It’s one of the best moisturizers that I have ever used.The scent is very subtle lavender and cocoa butter combination and will easily blend in with any fragrance you are wearing. If you don’t wear fragrance, it’s subtle enough that it will not even be noticeable. I love that it’s been reformulated to be self preserving and not need any preservatives added to it. The formula is very concentrated and very effective. About a tablespoon of Dream Cream is all I need to moisturize my entire body. It’s so moisturizing that you won’t need to apply another moisturizer for the rest of the day. This is one of those moisturizers where once you use it, you will have a hard time going back to other moisturizers.

Not only would I suggest this product to others, but I already plan to purchase it once I run out of this tub. It’s amazing stuff!

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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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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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