Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush Nail Polish

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Today’s manicure is Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush, a cruelty free and vegan nail polish. It’s a very pretty soft, pale pink, and it has a bit of cool silver shimmer in it. I have applied two coats of polish on all my nails, and a top coat to all, except my ring finger. I applied holographic glitter to that one.

All of the photos in the post were taken outside, at various times during the day.

 Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

I have written several previous reviews, but here is a quick summary about Lauren B. Beauty, a cruelty free, and vegan company. The owner is Lauren B., who has always loved nail polish. When she was little, she would frequently set up her own nail salon in the garage and paint her grandmother’s (and other family members’) nails. By the age of fifteen, she was obsessing over the newest nail trends so much that she would put nail polish shades in color groups and, during the hot summers, stalk out Cape Cod Massachusetts convenience stores while everyone else was at the beautiful beaches!

Some “well meaning” adults advised her to go into a career (other than the nail industry), and she graduated college and started her medical career journey. However, like most people that don’t pursue things that excite them, she found that “something was missing.” Fortunately, the hair care guru Philip B. is her uncle, and they worked together. Eventually, Lauren B. started her own brand of nail polish that was  just the right combination to produce a line of cruelty free, vegan nail polishes, without the horrible chemicals of formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. Hence, Lauren B. Beauty is a five-free nail polish. In addition, Lauren B. Beauty polish is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and made in the USA.

 

 Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

 

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

The nail polish brush contains twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes. The Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hill Blush glided on smoothly, and because each of the bristles are pre-lacquered, the brush is just the right width to easily paint my fingernails.  I also like the fact that the .50 fl oz/ 14.8 ml glass bottle has a special over-cap, which means I was able to use either a square handle or a cylindrical handle, for more control.

 

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Here’s what I found, as a busy mom, wife, and being being owned by two big dogs. The Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush looked so pretty, even before I applied a top coat. My nails dried very quickly, after one and two coats of polish. I really don’t pamper my nails at all, although I always wear gloves when I garden, and when I do dishes. So, when I write that I have been wearing the polish for almost 6 days, and  my nails still look great, it’s pretty impressive. Between the amazing quality, and the soft pink shade, it has really held up well!

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush

Lauren B. Beauty Beverly Hills Blush is a cruelty free and vegan nail polish hue that will work well with every outfit, and in every setting, including the workplace.

 

You can check out one of my previous reveiws:

http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/09/lauren-b-beauty-house-of-blues/

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NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo is now available only at Sephora stores, and online. This is a great cruelty free multi-tasker, so keep reading to find out more!

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

The NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo is a cream product, and as you can see, is in stick form. There are two shades on each stick. The darker shades blend to create a contour to enhance your face’s natural features. The Sculpting Multiple Duo illuminating shades give sheer color that illuminate the high points of your face. The NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo can be used on your eyes, cheeks, and lips.

This multi-tasker product is double sided, can be used on several locations, (as mentioned above), and it’s really easy to take in your makeup kit, or in your handbag.

Check out each of the Sculpting Multiple Duo sticks. I’m sure they’re beautiful, but I need to swatch them in person. They’re $39.oo.

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

Hot Sand / Laguna
Peach champagne, bronzed brown

 NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

Playa Flamenco / Oahu
Sparkling soft gold, deep bronze

 NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

Copacabana / Sidari Beach
Shimmering pink silver, rose bronze

 NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo

Just in case you’re not aware, NARS, is a cruelty free company. However, NARS is owned by a parent company that tests on animals. This is a very personal decision, and I know that some people will never buy products/support a company that is owned by a parent company that still tests on animals.

Do you think you’ll try the versatile looking NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo to brighten up your features?

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LVX Prussian Review and Photos

LVX Prussian Review and Photos

LVX Prussian, a deep blue green hue was chosen for my Monday manicure. LVX is cruelty free, vegan, and a Leaping Bunny approved brand. In addition, it’s seven free and in their words, “socially responsible.” That means it’s made without Formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Xylene & Parabens. LVX is also TPHP free and Gluten Free. It is made here, in the USA.

It’s August, and where I live the hot summer will soon be gone, and the crisp fall weather will arrive. The LVX website describes it as the, “hottest color for the Fall and Winter seasons…and the perfect transition as we enter the dark nights of the autumn season.”

The photo below is taken in my family room, as the sun shines in the windows.

LVX Prussian

I think that the LVX Prussian is a gorgeous teal!  I have applied two coats of the LVX Prussian, and one coat of a top coat. This is my first attempt at nail art stamping.

 

The photo below was taken outside in very bright sun, and it was very hot and humid when I took this.

LVX Prussian

Trying to take a photo out of the direct sunlight.

LVX Prussian

LVX Prussian

LVX Prussian is one of the LVX shades that I have in my polish collection, and I have always found that it has lived up to it’s advertised claims. LVX Prussian is rich and creamy, and it’s easy to apply, with a smooth finish and a beautiful shine. I’ve been able to get 5 days out of my manicure–so far.  I believe that I purchased the 15ML – 0.5OZ glass bottle for $18.00, but always consult their website for the current prices, and further information. I highly recommend LVX Prussian!

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As a bonus to those who have read my whole post, here’s an interesting tidbit. LVX is a noun, and it means lux in Latin; Light. The essence of all color. I took Spanish in school, but apparently, had I taken Latin, I would have immediately known that a U in Latin is written as a V.

 

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Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Organic Soap Review

Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Organic Soap

Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Organic Soap is a cruelty free product that is almost empty. A previous post reviewed Dr. Bronner’s Lemongrass Lime pump soap that was completely finished. I purchased this in a 24 fluid ounce bottle. There is a 12 oz. version.

I bought the Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Organic Soap because I knew that it was truly organic, and could be used on my body, face, hair and hands. Hence it being called a 4-in-1 product. Dr. Bronner’s formulated it with pure Castile soap base with organic shikakai, and other natural oils. I bought it in a pump form, because of the convenience: I wanted to be able to quickly pump out the soap.

Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Organic Soap

Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Organic Pump Soap combines pure Castile soap base with organic shikakai and other natural humectants. That made it feel very moisturizing, but definitely not oily! There is also organic lemongrass oil and organic lime oil. In case you haven’t used this product before, you may not know that organic shikakai comes from the seed pods of the South Asian Acadia Concinna tree, and has a long history of being used in India to very gently clean the skin and hair.

Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Organic Soap

As you can see from the clearly labeled bottle (above), Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Organic Soap is certified from, among many organizations, including Leaping Bunny.

I have to admit that I did not try this on my hair, although it does smell amazing!  Dr. Bronner recommends that after washing your hair with the Tea Tree Organic Soap, you should then use a lightly acidic conditioning rinse–not surprisingly, they recommend their own: Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Organic Hair Rinse.

Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Organic Soap is in a 100% recycled plastic bottle. So, far, I love the scents in the 4-in-1 line!

 

Yes, I most definitely would purchase this again, but I would try other scents firstsince I’m very curious.

 

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Color Club Cloud Nine Review and Photos

Color Club Cloud Nine

I almost didn’t buy Color Club Cloud Nine, a cruelty free and vegan nail polish. That’s because a while back I read some posts about how the bloggers were waiting until the sun came out to take the photos. I thought, well, good grief, how am I going to get better photos than a nail blogger?! Then, I decided, I had to try Color Club, and if I couldn’t get good photos, I would just enjoy the polish, and not post to my blog.

Color Club Cloud Nine

The Color Club Cloud Nine is a totally gorgeous linear holographic hue. Now, while Color Club writes that it is a pink shade, I think it also appears purple in many of my photos (and in real life). I don’t think you need to be a nail blogger to appreciate this one, and while holographic polishes may look their best photographed under sunlight, I found myself starting at my nails all week, under all different lighting conditions.

Color Club Cloud Nine

For the photos, I easily applied two coats of polish. If I only applied one coat, it would have been almost opaque. I was going to add nail art, and then I decided I really didn’t want to this time. I purchased other colors from Color Club, and maybe I’ll do nail art with the other shades.

This is Color Club Cloud Nine with the sun directly overhead.

Color Club Cloud Nine

Let me show you what Color Club Cloud Nine looks like in indirect light, as I work at my computer.

Color Club Cloud Nine

 

This is a photo of Color Club Cloud Nine–I’m outside posing in front of my basil.

Color Club Cloud Nine

This is Color Club Cloud Nine in the afternoon sun.

Color Club Cloud Nine

It’s just gorgeous, and I would highly recommend Color Club Cloud Nine!

Color Club Cloud Nine

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