This month felt like it was super long for me, maybe it’s the extra leap day? It’s been a crazy month while I juggle a bunch of projects at one time so my beauty routine has gotten a little low maintenance. This month, I’m all about taking care of my skin, hair, and nails in due time for the upcoming season change!
1. Cuticle Oil from Studio Aroma
I got this in one of my LaRitzy vegan beauty box and I’ve been slacking on caring for my cuticles because I haven’t really found anything that blew me away until I tried this Cuticle Oil Pen from Studio Aroma. The applicator pen makes it so much easier and hassle-free to apply this on the regular and the formula is also on point! There is a slight lemon scent and my nails are so much longer (without breaking!) from using this daily.
2. Andalou Naturals Cleansing Gel
I got this cleansing gel in my Andalou Naturals’ Get Started Clarifying Kit and I really did love all of the products in the kit (except for the exfoliating peel) but the cleansing gel is something where as soon as I tried it, I was instantly hooked and was willing to buy the regular size! It’s a gentle gel cleanser but works wonders for oily skin especially at the end of the day where my skin feels like a greasy wok. It feels like a deep cleanser but isn’t too harsh where you have to overcompensate with a moisturizer.
Photo courtesy of Andalou Naturals
3. Zoya – Blu
Cruelty-free and vegan youtuber/blogger, Eli took a picture of her nails painted with Blu from Zoya and it was such a beautiful pale blue color that was perfect for the upcoming season change and I knew I had to get it! I took a picture of me sporting the color while holding my new ‘some bunny loves me’ mug!
4. Mineral Glow (Bronzer) by PÜR
So it’s been awhile since my skin has gotten some color and we only get short breaks of sunshine here in Vancouver during this time of year so I’ve been finding ways to get the bronzed and golden look on my own. This is where PÜR’s mineral glow bronzer comes into play for a very natural ‘radiant and sun-kissed’ look without have to wait around till Mr. Sun makes a regular appearance. There is a bit of shimmer shown in the compact but it’s not as noticeable when applied which makes it look like a natural glow.
Photo courtesy of PÜR cosmetics
5. Lani’s Tropical Hair Treatment
I don’t say this often but this is one product that I cannot see myself without now! I kid you not. My hair is long and dull where it’s beginning to be a pain in the arse to take care of and I always just want to throw it up in a bun so I don’t have to deal with it. But I’ve been using Lani’s tropical hair treatment which is a blend of all natural and vegan oil including:
- Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) seed oil
- Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil
- Aleurites moluccana (Kukui) nut oil
- Macadamia Integrifolia (Macadamia) nut oil
I’ve seen a HUGE difference in my hair from after only one use. I apply this generously all over my hair when it’s dry and let it sit through an episode of Law and Order SVU and then I rinse and wash my hair as usual. Afterwards, my hair feels so soft and my ends don’t look like a broomstick anymore! I am going to try using this as an overnight hair treatment next!
Photo courtesy of Lani
6. Hydrating Night Cream by Bodisafe
This deluxe sample size of Bodisafe’s night cream came in my LaRitzy vegan beauty box and it’s worth a mention in this month’s favourites because I’ve been solely using this night cream on its own and it has pretty much replaced all of my other skincare products that I regularly douse myself with. It has easily replaced my serum, moisturizer, and eye cream all in one. I was a bit apprehensive at first because my face felt oily after applying it but I’d wake up every morning with glowing hydrated skin!
What cruelty-free and vegan beauty products are you lovin this month?