Hurraw! Balm: Cruelty Free and Vegan

Hurraw! Balm: Cruelty Free and Vegan

Hurraw! Balm is a product that I have read is great, but haven’t yet tried. I’m guessing that I will love it because it’s certified cruelty free, vegan, and is chocolate flavored! Yes, Hurraw! Balm has many flavors of lip balm, and one of them happens to be chocolate. Like me, those who work at Hurraw! Balm love a dark, raw chocolate treat. While it’s not meant to be eaten, of course, it is so safe, you can lick your lips and not have to think about any chemicals that you might be ingesting.

Hurraw! Balm

Hurraw! Balm has a very clear label so you know exactly what you’re purchasing with your hard earned money. Here’s an example from the Balm in chocolate.

Hurraw! Balm

The ingredients in Hurraw! Balm are all plant based. It’s certified vegan, and cruelty free, and everyone reading this blog should recognize the Leaping Bunny logo on the label. It’s always inportant to check a company’s stance, but I appreciate that Harraw! Balm puts this important statement in writing, “…does not purchase ingredients from any company that at any point of their growing, handling, or production cycle involves animal testing. Each supplier and every purchase order is confirmed cruelty-free before it is added to our supply chain.

Hurraw! Balm ingredients are cosmetic and food-grade ingredients. Safety testing takes place on Human-animal panels via independent labs. All of the ingredients are guaranteed to be GMO free by the growers and distributors. As if that’s not enough Hurraw! Balm is Gluten Free, Soy Free, and Shea Free.

This is why you won’t worry about licking your lips after you apply Hurraw! Balm: it’s non toxic. There is no petroleum, parabens, synthetic preservatives, or artifical colors.

Hurraw! Balm

 

All of the ingredients are listed. All of the flavors in the Balm are from 100% natural sources, manufactured in the USA and are USDA food grade. Most are from pure essential oils. If you purchase Chocolate, Rootbeer, Chai Spice, Green Tea, or Black Cherry, they are made for Hurraw! Balm from 100% natural, organically derived flavor compounds through steam-distillation and various processes of extraction.

Just in case you’re going to ask, there is absolutely no alcohol in any Balm, or in any of the ingredients!

Here’s where you can find Hurraw! Balm, or purchase it online where you can check out the variety, and the prices–all priced under $5.00.

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Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 Review

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 is a beautiful pink shade that I received and is described as being, “As bright and playful as the Corvette parked outside Barbie’s Malibu Dream House,” on the Lauren B. Beauty website. I was thinking of doing nail art with a Barbie theme, but I didn’t want to downplay just how lovely this hue, which has flattering blue undertones, really is. All ages will love Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210. Lauren B. Beauty polish is not only cruelty free it’s also vegan!

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 Review

Lauren B. Beauty polish is also five-free. That means that it does not have the horrible chemicals of formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. In addition, it’s non-toxic, eco-friendly, and made in the USA.

With the exception of one of my fingers, I applied two coats of Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210. Can you even tell which finger has only one coat of polish? I used the Lauren B. Beauty Gel Like Top Coat on all my fingers. That, of course, also applies like a charm, and dries quickly.

With Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210, I thought the shade looked glamorous no matter if I applied one or two coats. The polish applies so smoothly that you do not have add a second coat. There is no streaking.

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

 

The photo below of Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 was taken at noon, on a beautiful, sunny day. I think that this is the only photo, that you can actually see that it’s my middle finger that has only one coat of polish. See how glorious the Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210 is?! All of the Lauren B. Beauty polishes that I have received have that same amazing formulation that makes it easy for anyone, even if you’re not a nail blogger, to paint your nails and have them look beautiful. No tricks, no special lighting, no extra effort required.

On my ring finger I applied the Lauren B. Beauty shade Greystone grey, and I placed a pink rhinestone above the pink lips. I actually had to look up the name for it; it’s called a “medusa piercing.” You may not know it, but my children are proud their ‘ole Mom is so hip!

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

And here’s another just to show you the slight color variation outside at 2 p.m.:

clueless-in-90210-outside

I can confidently write that I cannot imagine what you would not love about Lauren B. Beauty 90210. You don’t like that hue, then check out the Lauren B. Beauty website and choose a different shade!

Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210

Other Lauren B. Beauty shades that I have reviewed:

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

http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/02/lauren-b-beauty-my-private-cabana-review/

http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/16/lauren-b-beauty-greystone-grey-review-photos/

 

 

Disclosure: I received the Lauren B. Beauty Clueless in 90210, but all links are for your convenience only.

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Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS Review

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS

I’ve have started to test Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS, the cruelty free and vegan cosmetic line where Gwyneth Paltrow is now the Creative Director of Makeup. I have reviewed Juice Beauty several times in the past, and those links are at the bottom of the post.

 

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS

Here are the Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS products that I’ve been testing:

  1. PHYTO-PIGMENTS Flawless Serum Foundation in the shade 02 Fair
  2. PHYTO-PIGMENTS Satin Lip Cream in the shade 14, Napa
  3. PHYTO-PIGMENTS Cream Shadow Stick in the shade mist, cream
  4. PHYTO-PIGMENTS Liquid Lip in the shade 18, Gwyneth

Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS

I’d like to report my thoughts so far of the Juice Beauty PHYTO-PIGMENTS products. First, I went to Ulta, and they were very low on the Cream Shadow. So, I figured I’d try what was left, Cream, a neutral shade that was pretty, and sheer. It applied very smoothly, and had a nice finish, but it wasn’t that “exciting.” So, when it’s in stock, I would definitely like to try Horizon, which is a cool lilac.

The Flawless Serum Foundation in the shade “fair” was amazing! It provides medium to full coverage, and applies like a dream. It felt great on my skin, and I thought it gave me a great, natural look. I love that it felt very moisturizing. This is my favorite of what I’ve tried so far from the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments. A definite highly recommend!

The Satin Lip Cream in the shade 14, Napa was incredibly moisturizing, and I love the shade. I would highly recommend, and I will need to try other shades! I really love how smooth it made my lips feel. That’s due to the fact that it has Juice Beauty’s Moisture Plant Blend for hydration and the Phyto-Pigments blend of rose, moringa and eclipta daisy.

The PHYTO-PIGMENTS Liquid Lip in the shade “18, Gwyneth” was a beautiful shade! However, perhaps it was just a bad batch, but as you can perhaps see from the photo, it was unfortunately, very messy. For now, I can’t recommend this. I would like to try another Gwyneth shade and see if it’s as good as it sounds on the website.

I’ll update this post at a later date.

Juice Beauty Review and Alicia Silverstone for Juice Beauty

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Lauren B. Beauty Greystone Grey Review & Photos

Lauren B. Beauty Greystone Grey

Lauren B. Beauty Greystone Grey Nail Polish was sent to me, and I have some photos of this silver shade to share with you. Lauren B. is the owner who has always loved nail polish, and she started her own brand of nail polish with the right combination to produce a line of cruelty free, vegan nail polishes. Lauren B. is five-free, meaning that it does not have the horrible chemicals of formaldehyde, DBP, and toluene, formaldehyde resin and camphor. Lauren B. Beauty polish is non-toxic, eco-friendly, and made in the USA.

 

This silver slate shade is a very pretty, wearable neutral.  The photos show two coats of Lauren B. Beauty Greystone Grey on all my nails. I also added the Lauren B. Beauty Gel Like Top Coat on all my nails.  On my ring finger is a rose design using the Lauren B. Beauty shade Clueless in 90210.

 

lauren b. beauty greystone grey

Lauren B. Beauty Greystone Grey

The glass bottle holds 0.50 fl.oz./14.8 ml. You will love the brush, as it contains twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes. In addition, the bristles are pre-lacquered, so the polish glides on incredibly smoothly.

It’s very smart that all the Lauren B. Beauty bottles have a special over-cap, so you can use either a square handle or a cylindrical handle, for more control.

 

The Lauren B. Beauty Greystone shade looks great in the direct sunlight, on a cloudy day, or inside, in the evening, while I’m hunched over my computer.

 

 

lauren b. beauty greystone grey

 

 

 lauren b. beauty greystone grey

 

In the evening, working at my computer.

Lauren B. Beauty Greystone Grey

Lauren B. Beauty Greystone Grey

The Greystone Grey shade is described as being “muted but with a wild side…while staying unexpectedly moody.” I think that’s a perfect way to describe it. I have to admit that I only wore this shade for three full days, because I loved the previous shade of House of Blues so much! That’s not to take anything away from this hue, it’s just an honest explanation of why I only tested it on my nails for a shorter amount of time than I usually do. My nails dried very quickly, after one and two coats of polish. No streaking at all. In addition, as a busy mom, wife, and being being owned by two big dogs, and actually use my nails–I have had no chips at all. None.

There is nothing that I can think of to even be picky about. If you don’t happen to like the shade, there are so many more to choose from. on the Lauren B. Beauty website. Once again, Lauren B. has formulated a fantastic cruelty free and vegan nail polish! Highly recommend.

 

In case you would like to see other shades that I have reviewed, here are some links:

http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/09/lauren-b-beauty-house-of-blues/  AND  http://moxiereviews.com/2016/05/02/lauren-b-beauty-my-private-cabana-review/

For the current prices and more info. check out the Lauren B. Beauty website.

Disclosure: I received the polish, but all links are for your convenience only.

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Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues Review

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

This week’s Manicure Monday is the Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues, a shade that was sent to me. I previously reviewed another of Lauren B.’s shade My Private Cabana  Just a reminder that Lauren B. Beauty is a cruelty free, vegan company. The owner is Lauren B., who has always loved nail polish.  Lauren B. started her own brand of nail polish, Lauren B. Beauty, that does not have the chemicals included in a lot of polishes: 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 House of Blues

The Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues is an iridescent midnight navy blue shade that looks fabulous no matter the lighting conditions!

The photo below still shows the awesome shine, despite there being no sun out on that day. In fact, it was one of the few days I was able to be outside without getting deluged with rain.

 Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

 

All the photos show two coats of Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues, but no top coat, except on my ring finger. I did that due to the nail art, where I used My Private Cabana (last week’s shade), and then the Lauren B. Beauty Gel Like Top Coat.

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

I love the brush; it contains twice the amount of bristles that are common on typical polishes, and each of the bristles are pre-lacquered.  The Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues glided on incredibly smoothly. I think it’s great that the bottle has a special over-cap, so I could use either a square handle or a cylindrical handle, for more control.

I did not need two coats of polish. In fact, when I asked my family if they could tell which one finger I had just one coat of polish on, they could not tell the difference!  So, after the photos, I added a second coat, and a top coat to all the nails, to check out the wear, and test how long I could go before I noticed any chipping.

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues on a very sunny day!

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

Here is my assessment of the the Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues polish. I’m a busy mom, wife, and I’m owned by two big dogs. The Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues is very glossy, even without a top coat. My nails dried very quickly, and if you are rushed, this shade does not need a second coat of polish.  I have had only two minor chips, and I think that’s because I’m at my computer typing away a lot of the day–never mind all the dishes, etc. that I do. I am planning on asking if Lauren B. herself can tell us about the formula of her polish. There is something very different (special) about the thickness, and the durability of it. I’ll get back to you when I have a response.

The Lauren B. Beauty looks great in the direct sunlight, and as in the photo below, in my house, working on this post late at night! Without any hesitation, I highly recommend the Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues shade!

Lauren B. Beauty House of Blues

 For more information and current pricing, check out the Lauren B. website.

Disclosure: I received the polish, but all links are for your convenience only.

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