Looking outside, it’s just a rainy Spring day here in Buenos Aires, but looking down at my nails, brightly accented with the LVX Modena from the Summer 2013 collection, and you can tell I am ready for it to be Summer again! As I close my eyes, I start to explore the picturesque countryside in Italy at the wheel of a Ferrari. During the summer (back in the U.S., not Argentina’s time), the lovely folks at the vegan nail lacquer line LVX sent me their Summer 2013 collection: Celeste, Chambord, Deco, Modena, Mynt and Rive for review.
Have you tried their six colors from the LVX Spring 2013 collection yet? I fell in love with the vegan and cruelty-free nail lacquer brand LVX and their Winter Resort Collection 2013. LVX knows how to identify and wears these colors that compliment, creating a season for you, which will last throughout the year.
Made in U.S.A., LVX Nail Lacquer is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, 5-free and free of toxic and harsh chemicals. LVX denotes ‘lux’ in Latin, meaning light, the essence of all color. LVX products are formulated without the use of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, toluene, and camphor. Their formula also does not contain guanine (fish scales), silk, keratin or carmine. Their long lasting and chip resistant lacquers are heavily pigmented and many only require one coat with no top coat.
Mōksa Organics began with traditional bar soaps and now liquid soaps and body washes, which I will be reviewing here. Moksa Organics is a carbon neutral company, run by a lovely couple Haskell and Melanie Martin. Their ingredients are USDA certified organic, unrefined, affordable and fair-trade whenever possible without any sources of chemical or palm oil. They use 100% recyclable packaging made from hemp or post-consumer wastes and is tree-free. Every purchase of their Kilimanjaro Body Butter & Kilimanjaro Body & Face Bar Soap will contribute to the IFAW funding.
All of Lime Crime products are vegan, never tested on animals, except for the eyeshadow primer that is undergoing vegan reformulation and currently sold out as of Summer 2012. Basically, Lime Crime will be 100% vegan, rather than 99% anytime soon! As I tried Lime Crime, it became my favourite makeup line due to loads of bright, individualistic, pastel colours. When trying on Lime Crime, I feel like an unique unicorn, knowing that the makeup I wear on my face, shows confidence and uniqueness! My attraction for vivid and unique colours is never-ending, and I was delighted to see these bright colours in a vegan makeup line. Absolutely delighted!
Kelly & Mike, founders of Intrinsic Organics use only the best available raw, unprocessed, USDA certified organic ingredients in their products. It is important to find and use the best ingredients and ensure your skin is naturally healthy and nourished. Everything they make is scented with 100% pure essential oils, to give you an aromatherapy experience that is completely natural and good for the mind and body. Intrinsic Organics package their products in recyclable amber PET jars to protect the delicate essential oils and the environment, so remember to recycle. They hand-make everything in small batches right in their home to carefully control the quality and make sure everything you get is the very best it can be.
BLOGFRIEND – Save an additional 10% off your order with Vegan Cuts, doesn’t apply to shipping, expires Oct 31, 2012
I received a surprise from London: MuLondon, an organic skincare company that specialises in hand-made vegan and cruelty-free products such as moisturisers and cleansers. All of MuLondon products are 100% vegan, registered by the Vegan Society and PETA, and free from animal products. They contain no artificial preservatives (such as parabens), emulsifiers, mineral oils or fragrances, but only contain natural essential oils and herbal extracts for scent and preserve.
It is important to know what products you will use on your skin, which is your body’s largest organ. It is safe to know that your skin will be cleansed and moisturised with ingredients free of toxins. A lovely vegan skincare company, Kimi Organic sent me their products all the way from New Zealand to try. On a side note, my skin is combination-oily (and dry). It’s hard to keep it moisturised or oil-free at the same time.
I’ve tried Kimi Organic Hydrating Face Cream and Revitalising Face Wash. Both came with separate pumps that control 200 usages per bottle.