Alba Botanica AcneDote Review

Alba Botanica

The first time I tried Alba Botanica AcneDote Clean ‘n Treat Towelettes was when I received it for review from the Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit. Alba Botanica I loved that the Alba Botanical AcneDote was cruelty free, 100% Vegetarian, had no Parabens or Phthalates, and was Leaping Bunny certified. Alba Botanica After I finished the sample size, I purchased the full size package of the Alba Botanica acne-fighting towelettes, which contains thirty. As advertised, they are terrific at removing make up and grime; and I was sold on the fact that the towelettes are free of parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. The towelettes feel very soft, and are at a good price point (approximately $6.oo).

Alba Botanica

Because there are ingredients that can be drying to your skin, the directions are to use one application per day, and then gradually you can increase to using the towelettes two or three times a day. If you have too much dryness or any peeling, check with your doctor and reduce how often you use it! I have only used this once a day, and I never use it anywhere near my eye area. I just think it’s great for my cheeks, forehead and neck area, and excellent after working out– before I get to the shower. Cons?  The Alba Botanica towelettes have 2% salicylic acid, which is great to fight acne, but there is also witch hazel, which can be really irritating on some guys and gals skin. Also, learn from me: if you’re not careful to make certain you have tightly resealed the package, they will very quickly dry out! Alba Botanica

 Alba Botanica

alba botanicaThe Alba Botanica towelettes are also available in a pack of ten, which is great to throw in your handbag or gymbag. While the thirty pack is easy to find, the pack of ten has been difficult for me to locate, so I’ve had to order that size online. Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. Moxie Reviews Links: Twitter , Facebook , Google+, Bloglovin’ Moxie Reviews™ 2014. Content copyright. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner, Moxie, is strictly prohibited.

Sweet Heart Polish Review and Swatches

Sweet Heart Polish

Sweet Heart Polish is all hand-blended by the owner Cassandra LeBeau. Sweet Heart Polish is cruelty free, vegan and 5 free. Just a reminder that 5 free means that Sweet Heart Polish does not  contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, and camphor. In addition, back in March, Cassandra started to donate $1.00 from each bottle of Sweet Heart Polish sold to an autism charity.

Now that you know some details about Sweet Heart Polish, I’ll share some photos and information about the two polishes that were sent for review by Gloss48. The Sweet Heart Polishes that were sent: Mystery and Dazzle.

 

Sweet Heart Polish

 

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Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray Review

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is something that I previously let you know about (in 2012), and I’m still purchasing products in the line!

While Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is marketed as a great natural deodorant for men, I use it because it’s a great deodorant, and I love the fact that it’s vegan! The company had a goal to develop a deodorant  for men who “demand performance and variety in their deodorants while expressing concern over what is going on their bodies and into the environment.” In case you’re wondering if you’ve read or heard the name before, Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is from the makers of Crystal Deodorants. In addition to providing a statement that they have not and never will test its products on animals, it is certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny and PETA.

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Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray Deodorant  writes that “we respect your body,” so they do not have the following:

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Unlike some of the leading deodorants and antiperspirants, Crystal Rock Deodorant takes all its ingredients from nature. Of course, you don’t want body odor, but you certainly don’t want to do that with harmful harmful synthetic chemicals. Crystal Rock Deodorant contains purified water, natural mineral salts and natural fragrances from nature.

After all these years, I can write that Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray has never left a stain, unlike many of the conventional deodorants that I’ve tried.

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Crystal Rock Deodorant Spray

  Unscented (just natural odor protection)

Onyx Storm, fresh & zesty, uses hints of ho wood, cedarwood and geranium bourbon

Cobalt Sky, spicy & warm, is infused with West Indian Sandalwood and vanilla

Granite Rain, masculine & woodsy, has hints of bergamot, citrus and sage

 Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

While mainly used for underarms, Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray can be used anywhere on the body, neck or chest.

I encouraged my husband to test all of the Crystal Rock Deodorant scents, and he did agree with what Howard Stern, the “Shock Jock of Sirius Satellite,” has said of Crystal Rock Deodorant, “F-ing Fantastic.” I first tested the Unscented one, and as a woman, I had no issues with my pores clogging, or anything else for that matter. Since then, I’ve tried all of the scents, but I like to wear a fragrance, and I find the unscented to be the most practical for me. I have purchased it in not only the spray version, but also what is “new” since I’ve reviewed the line is an unscented stick version!

Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray

So here’s the bottom line: While Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is marketed for men it’s a natural deodorant that women can use, as I do.  I have continued to use the Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray line because it keeps me smelling fresh without clogging pores (and love that they’re vegan). My husband also still uses Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray and has had similar results. The Crystal Rock Deodorant Body Spray is a great value at $5.00, or less. Reminder, that even natural deodorants can cause irritation, so if for some reason you do have any irritation, stop use immediately!

Crystal Rock Deodorant

Purchase online at the Crystal Rock Deodorant store or at your local pharmacy.

Disclosure: None. While the first time I reviwed the products they were received for review, this time I have nothing to disclose. I am reviewing again because I continue to purchase the products! All links are for your convenience only.

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Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit

Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit

A Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit is what you need to arrive at your door! It’s packed with nine great products that are cruelty free, vegan, and Leaping Bunny certified! Vegan Cuts does an outstanding job selecting body care, dental care, skin care, and more–those items that are so necessary, and yet, sometimes you might be stumped as to what products would be worth buying. I’m sure we’ve all bought multiples of the types of products that are in the Fresh Start Kit. It sometimes takes a bit to find products that you love, and would then become staples in your home, when you travel, for your office, etc.. All the companies pictured below have an item in the Fresh Start Kit; read on for my review of each item that I received last week.

 Vegan Cuts Leaping Bunny Fresh Start Kit

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ncLA Nail Polish – LA Collection

NCLA Nail Polish – LA Collection

I previously reviewed another NCLA LA Collection, so here is a second post on the colors that were not included: Venice Beach Vixen and Hollywood Hills Hot Number.
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NCLA Nail Lacquer/Moxie Reviews

NCLA Nail Polish was started in Los Angeles, California, by its founder, Elin Dannerstedt, in February of 2011. The inspiration for NCLA Nail Polish comes from runway fashion and Los Angeles’ unique culture. Wearing NCLA Nail Polish means that you can have fashion at your fingertips, on your fingertips!

NCLA has do-it-yourself nail wraps and a line of lacquers. The LA Collection has 18, 5-free, LA inspired shades. All of the nail lacquers are 100% free of DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, and Camphor. They state that they are, “Never tested on animals. Ever.”

NCLA Nail Lacquer

Here is how the four nail polishes arrived:

ncla Nail Polish

 The first nail polish to review is Venice Beach VixenI would agree that their “electric blue crème kicks ass!”

NCLA Nail Polish

Photo of NCLA Venice Beach Vixen taken outside:

NCLA Nail Polish

I used only one coat of Venice Beach Vixen. It applied smooth and covered well; very pigmented. I know that if I applied two coats, it would have been perfect, but I thought it would be interesting to show what it would like if someone was rushed for time and just wanted to get a quick manicure done.

The next polish is Hollywood Hills Hot Number:

 

NCLA

 

NCLA

“Sparkle like a disco ball!”  This is a large flake multi color glitter that is really beautiful whether you are indoors or out. I liked this lacquer, and felt that with the multi color glitter, simply wearing it over a bare nail was very attractive! I needed two coats of this polish to distribute the glitter evenly over each nail. This polish, can be used over an NCLA nail wrap, or over another polish of your choice. Love that this is a very versatile polish!

NCLA Nail Lacquers

I like the square-shaped glass bottles. The cap is well designed so that it was easy to hold while applying polish. The NCLA polishes were very easy to apply, and touch-ups needed only to the tips after 4-5 days. I thought they were excellent quality polishes, and I would highly recommend.

 

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