Sounds like a cool guy.

Sounds like a cool guy.

A couple of vegan and clean skincare goodies I got from my first order from @thedetoxmarketcanada! ๐ŸŒฟโœจ My skin has changed so much in just the past year alone. I went from very oily skin to acne-prone to eczema flare-ups and now surface dryness ๐Ÿ˜” So lately, I've been looking into the ingredients of all my skincare products and consciously trying to make an effort to buy clean, non-toxic, and organic products.  This is my second bottle of @oseamalibu's Blemish Balm, it's an amazing lightweight moisturizer that has really helped clear up my skin without drying it out or trigger my eczema. ๐ŸŒธ I also wanted to try their Atmosphere Protection Cream which claims to hydrate and help provide barrier protection against visible damage caused by environmental stressors such as dry climates, wind and air pollution. ๐ŸŒ Iโ€™d love to know, what are some non-toxic & vegan skincare products/brands are you currently loving or would recommend?? ๐Ÿ’•

A couple of vegan and...

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG, baby! โœŒ๐Ÿปโœจ๐ŸŒฑ VGANG: a group of people taking a hardcore gangster approach to wellness and conscience living. - defined by Will.I.Am
๐Ÿ“ธ via @jemglo_cosmedx

Ain't nuthin but a V-GANG,...

My lips are instantly and intensely hydrated thanks to @nclabeautyโ€™s [NEW] 100% Natural & Vegan Lip Balm! ๐Ÿ’‹ They have 8 flavors to choose from including Red Velvet, Almond Cookies, Marshmallow, and Watermelon!! ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰  This watermelon Balm Babe smells and tastes like watermelon candy! Formulated with shea butter, cocoa butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil.
I love how light and moisturized this lip balm feels and I especially love how it doesn't leave that waxy feeling behind ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
Most lip balms on the market contain beeswax, lanolin, or honey, making them NOT vegan. And then there are some other brands that are NOT cruelty-free including Nivea, Chapstick, EOS*, Blistex, Aquaphor, and Vaseline.
*Note: EOS is sold in-stores in China but they claim that since they manufacture their products in China, they do not need to test on animals as required by law. However, EOS' products are still at risk of POST-market animal testing where Chinese officials will pull products off from store shelves and test them on animals, this is often done without the company's knowledge or consent. So at this time, we do not feel comfortable classifying any beauty brand selling their products in-stores in China to be "cruelty-free" to our standards.
#ncla #nclabeauty #balmbabe #nclabalmbabe #nclawatermelon #veganlipbalm #crueltyfreelipbalm #naturallipbalm #cleanlipbalm #gifted

My lips are instantly and...

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! โœจ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Some of my favourite cruelty-free and vegan sheet masks include:
๐ŸŒต @elfcosmetics (All Vegan)
๐ŸŒต @pacificabeauty (All Vegan)
๐ŸŒต @acurebeauty (All Vegan)
๐ŸŒต @yesto
๐ŸŒต @andalounaturals
๐ŸŒต @100percentpure
Plans on getting sheet-faced this weekend? Share some of your favourite cruelty-free sheet masks!๐Ÿ’•
๐Ÿ“ธ via @popsugar

Let's Get Sheet-Faced!! โœจ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Some...

HAPPY ๐ŸŸ DAY! "You're not cheating on your diet by eating fries, you're cheating on fries by going on a diet."
๐Ÿ“ธ via @jiffpom

HAPPY ๐ŸŸ DAY! "You're not...

Those Jalapeรฑo Kettle Chips are LIFE!๐Ÿ”ฅ I also love Takis, Sour Patch Kids Candy, Oreo Cookies in the Carrot Cake Flavor, Dadโ€™s Oatmeal Cookies, and Doritosโ€™ Spicy Sweet Chili chips! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿปโœจ โ€” all in moderation, of course ๐Ÿ™‚
What are some of your favourite accidentally vegan snacks?
๐Ÿ“ธ via @livekindlyco

Those Jalapeรฑo Kettle Chips are...

Daydreaming of being on a beach right now with this gorgeous turquoise creme nail polish color called Son of a Beach by @heroine.nyc ๐Ÿ
All of heroine.nyc nail polish are cruelty-free, vegan, and 9-free! ๐Ÿ’š
#heroinenyc #gifted #beaheroine #beachbabes

Daydreaming of being on a...

Arenโ€™t we all ๐Ÿ˜”๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ
// #regram ๐Ÿ“ธ via @thegoodtrade

Arenโ€™t we all ๐Ÿ˜”๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ ....

Never too small to make a big difference โœŠ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•โœจ
๐Ÿ“ธ via @theveganbox

Never too small to make...

Scentuals Natural Products Review + Giveaway! {CLOSED}

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Scentuals Natural Products Review + Giveaway!

A while back I wrote about Scentuals’ animal testing policy and confirmed that they are indeed cruelty-free! I was delighted to have the opportunity to try some of their vegan products because they are actually a local company and all of their products are handmade in small batches in Coquitlam, BC!

Scentuals was also kind enough to offer a giveaway of the same products I got to review to an ethical elephant reader! To enter, all you have to do is visit Scentuals’ Facebook page and leave your e-mail addressย in the widget at the bottom of this post! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Scentuals Natural Products

Scentuals makes all-natural and organic bodycare and haircare products packed with the finest quality ingredients and pure essential oils. They put their heart and soul into researching, sourcing, and developing each ingredient and final product; delivering us only the best of the best but at an affordable price!

Review: Shampoo & Conditioner – Rosemary Mint

Both the shampoo and conditioner smells absolutely delectable! I love the smell of rosemary and it’sย been known to help stimulate hair growth and strengthen hair while treating dry scalp and dandruff.

The first thing I noticed upon reading the ingredient list was that the first ingredient was organic aloe juice andย not water!ย Most hair products including some allegedly ‘natural’ ones are mostly made up of water and other fillers. For $15 a pop, you are definitely getting your money’s worth with these truly natural and quality haircare products!

Scentuals natural moisturizing shampoo + conditioner review


Scentuals’ Moisturizing Shampoo is sulphate free and a little goes a long way!ย You can build up the lather but I’ve gotten the hang of using all-natural shampoo and find that I’m just wasting product when trying to work up a sudsy lather. So if you do enjoy a good lather, prepare to use up more product.


Similar to the shampoo, you only need a little of the product to work it into your ends. After using Scentuals’ Moisturizing Conditioner, I’ve noticed my hair to be less frizzy and my color treated ombre endsย was looking a lot more healthy after a week. This has moved up to be one of my favourite conditioners! It leaves my hair feeling softer and smoother. And I can’t get over how great my hair smells after using the shampoo + conditioner duo!!

Review: Anti-Aging Facial Toning Mist

Scentuals’ Anti-Aging Toning Mistย is loaded with 100% natural and pure floral waters including witch hazel, rose geranium, ylang ylang, and sandalwood, making it a perfect complement to your regular skin routine.

Scentuals anti-aging facial toning mist review

After cleansing, I would spray the toning mist all over my face. It has an earthy smell but doesn’t linger. My face feels cleanse, fresh, and moisturized after! This is something I see myself using quite often in the colder seasons.

Review: De-Stress – Aromatherapy Roll-On

Perhaps one of the most important but underrated component of any beauty care routine is stress management! I’m a believer that what goes on inside affects how you look on the outside. And stress is known to cause skin flare-ups because when we feel tense, our brain releases cortisol (a stress hormone). As a result, this can cause havoc to our skin including increase in oil production leading to breakouts, as well as,ย loss of immune function in our skin andย increasing the appearance of wrinkles.

Scentuals aromatherapy roll-on de-stress review

But the peeps at Scentuals has got our backs and they’ve carefully crafted an aromatherapy roll-on de-stresserย to help calm our nerves and reduce tension. Usingย a mixture of therapeutic grade essential oils like bergamot, lavender, chamomile, palmarosa with the aim to calm the mind and helping you relax.ย They’ve even packaged it to be travel-friendly so you can use it on the go or whenever you need it most!

I’ve tried a couple of aromatherapy roll-ons before but found that the scent was too strong and lingered more than I could appreciate and as I was about to give up on the roll-on game, Scentuals’ aromatherapy roll-on de-stress changed things up for me. The smell is definitely not too overpowering but I can smell it as soon as I applied it. As a result, I felt more relaxed and the sweet scent was incredibly calming for me! Because of this, I am really excited to try their other aromatherapy roll-ons for headaches, muscle pain, and sleep!

Where To Buy Scentuals

You can get your hands on an array of Scentual products at Pharmasave, Save On Foods, Whole Foods, Pricesmart, and other Canadian natural health food stores or buy them online!


{GIVEAWAY CLOSED} One lucky reader will get the chance to try all of the products I got to review by entering our giveaway with Scentuals! The giveaway is only available for Canadian and U.S. residents. Winner will be notified by e-mail and will receive:

  • Scentuals’ Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Scentuals’ Anti-Aging Facial Toning Mist
  • Scentuals’ De-Stress Aromatherapy Roll-On

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Disclaimer:ย I received press samples of this item in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions express are always 100% my own.ย 

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  • crystal walker
    January 23, 2016

    I have purchased the muscle pain roll on and I gotta say that I like it. I don’t like to use advil or tylenol because of the damage they can cause to the body. Its nice to use something that is chemical free. I am not really fond of the clove scent but this oil smells really nice and doesn’t overwhelm me. I look forward to trying the shampoo and conditioner to see if my hair will possibly grow a bit faster and thicken up a bit as it is very thin.

  • Brenda Presthofer
    November 15, 2015

    I enjoy shopping local and always look for healthy & organic
    bodycare products to try. I’m happy to hear Scentuals is from
    Coquitlam B.C.! Would love to try your cruelty-free, natural
    products, the scents sound amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cynthia Knisley
    November 12, 2015

    I would love to try your products. I am always worried about the chemicals that put in products. Yours sound great.

โ€œMake ethical choices in what we buy, do, and watch. In a consumer-driven society our individual choices, used collectively for the good of animals and nature, can change the world faster than laws.โ€โ€• Marc Bekoff

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