Have Crazy Curls? Try the SmartCurl Line from EVOLVh!

I have crazy curls. Curls so out of control that I often put them in a braid just so I didn’t need to deal with them (I’m busy saving animals, OK?!). No products really work for me… they weighed down my hair and made it look greasy and sad. I just wanted frizz free, bouncy curls! Is that too much to ask?

Well, until I found EVOLVh SmartCurl products, it was! They’re vegan, cruelty-free, organic, and really get the job done!

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit

Their Love Your Curls Discovery Kit comes with the SmartCurl Wash and Conditioner, which I absolutely adore! This duo gets your hair clean and conditioned without stripping your natural oils (curly hair is naturally dry) and provides moisture without making your hair look or feel greasy.

It also comes with the SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner which is the first product I tried from this brand. It smells amazingly fresh and helps to strengthen and protect your beautiful strands while fighting frizz. The Ultimate Styling Lotion helps to define your curls so they’re light as a feather and lookin’ healthy!

I highly recommend this kit to try out the line!

EVOLVh Wonderbalm

Last, but definitely not least, is the Wonderbalm, which is appropriately called “Magic for Curls.” I work this light, fragrance free serum into my towel-dried hair and just let it get to work! I don’t heat style my hair, and with this, I don’t need to! My curls looks soft, shiny, and healthy… what more could you ask for?

New curl products will be released soon, and I can’t wait! Have you tried EVOLVh yet?

Naked Soul Inspired Organic Beauty – High Quality and Luxurious Skin Care & Giveaway!!!

Company: Naked Soul Beauty

“Our luxurious ingredients and fresh botanicals will transport you to the cherry blossom-lined streets of Kyoto and the white sand beaches of Tulum. As President of Naked Soul, I am committed to bringing you the safest and most nourishing ingredients for your skin and spirit.

You will indulge your skin with exotic ingredients like white camellia seed oil from Asia, known as the “beautification oil” and a geisha’s secret to flawless skin and lustrous hair. All the products in our collection are free of parabens, dioxins, sulfate cleansers, synthetic colors, and fragrances and are never tested on animals.

In addition to carefully curating the finest ingredients, I believe business should benefit as many people as possible. Naked Soul’s strongly supports fair-trade and ecological practices. When you purchase products from Naked Soul, you are investing in your beauty and that of the planet. Now that’s beautiful.”

Reviews:

All of these products contain Organic White Cammellia Oil, a powerhouse ingredient that provides moisture, softens your skin, and fights the signs of aging. Sign me up!

Ok! First up, is the SACRED Cleansing Cream. I love this cleanser! It is just what you need to gently wash away all of your make up while adding moisture and anti-aging properties to your skin. All you do is massage 3-4 pumps onto your face, add a little water, massage, and voilà! Your face is completely clean and hydrated! It easily removed my mascara, eye liner, foundation, and several layers of bronzer (hey, don’t judge me, it’s winter!).

The SACRED Cleansing Oil is the pure oil version of the SACRED Cleansing Cream discussed above. Like the cream version, it completely removes make up and impurities while adding a dose of moisture to the skin. It is just a matter of preference whether you would like to use a cream or oil cleanser!

Next, is the fabulous GODDESS Face & Eye Cream! You all know I love a good, multi-use product! Organic White Cammellia Oil gave my poor, dry skin some must needed moisture. I used 2-3 pumps of this face/eye cream and my skin instantly drank it up! My skin does not feel or look dry whatsoever, it looks dewy, fresh, and hydrated! I really like to use this under my make up and like its subtle, slightly sweet scent.

I was also sent a sample of Naked Soul Beauty’s Hair Prayer Oil Elixir. I have long, curly, highlighted hair, so you know your girl needs some hair oil! I really enjoy this one, especially the floral fragrance. It is absolutely gorgeous! I concentrated this product on the ends of  my hair, then ran my fingers through my curls (staying away from the roots).   I am happy to report that my locks looked healthier and shiny, which noticeably less frizz. I also worked a tiny bit of this oil on my dry hair, which helped to smooth my curls. I really like this hair oil!

If masks aren’t a part of your skincare routine, they need to be! I tried out the BREATHE Ageless Pearl Mask, Naked Soul Beauty’s “most powerful anti-aging mask.” This mask applies to the skin like a gel, and works to build collagen and fight blemishes. It contains passion flower, sea kelp, and actual pearls! It has a sweet scent and leaves your skin feeling smooth, moisturized, and calmed. It is a luxurious treat for your skin!

The HEART Tight Mask is another fantastic skin treatment! It will “lift, tone, and tighten with algae extracts” and has an absolutely stunning rose scent. When you apply this gel to your face, it quickly dries and tightens on your skin. You can actually feel your skin being lifted. How cool is that?!

Next, I tried the SOUL White Camellia Oil Exotic Elixir, starring Naked Soul Beauty’s signature ingredient. This oil can do it all… you can use it on your body, in your bath, and even in your hair to add moisture and nourishment to your routine. My hands were incredibly dry, thanks to the recent cold weather, and this oil really helped to moisturize them. After a few applications, my skin was as good as new. It also leaves a nice, healthy looking sheen on the skin that I really like! If you’re curious about White Camellia Oil and what it can do for your skin, I suggest giving this product a try!

Another great way to try out some of Naked Soul Beauty’s products is their SIMPLICITY Collection Sample Set which will give you “brighter, younger-looking skin.” It includes 4 generously sized samples jars of the ALIGNED Sea Kelp Face & Eye Night Serum, LOVE Exfoliating Mask, Goddess Face and Eye Cream, and the Sacred Cleansing Oil.

The Bottom Line

I love this line! Everything from the sleek, packaging to the high-quality ingredients and formulations, I truly enjoy Naked Soul Beauty’s products! I had never used (or heard of) White Camellia Oil, but now that I have, I’m in love! My skin looks bright, healthy, and hydrated and my hair looks healthy and shiny, as well… who wouldn’t want that?!

It is also great that they offer sample sets to let people discover their new favorite products. Check out my Instagram posts later today for a giveaway of the SIMPLICITY Collection Sample Set and the Heart Tight Mask @VeganTreasureHunter, and Naked Soul Beauty’s Instagram for their latest sales @NakedSoulBeauty.

Have a great day!

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Evolvh Luxury Natural Haircare – SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner and SmartCurl Wash/Conditioner Reviews

Company: Evolvh Luxury Natural Haircare

Products:

SmartCurl Hydrating Wash

SmartCurl Hydrating Conditioner

SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner

Reviews:

Let me start out by saying that my hair is super curly and dry. I have a hard time finding products that will moisturize my hair, enhance my curls, and fight frizz without weighing it down.

I am thrilled to share these products from Evolvh with you… I’m in love!

The SmartCurl line is a newly released range of products that are formulated to specifically address the needs of curly hair that I mentioned above.

Let’s start with the SmartCurl Hydrating Wash. In all honesty, I would buy this shampoo based on the scent alone! It smells SO fresh and clean with hints of florals and fruit. Its AH-MAZING! The formula is thick and luxurious and you only need a small amount of product to work into a rich lather. It rinses out easily and leaves your hair feeling thoroughly cleansed without being stripped of natural oils.

This shampoo contains nourishing plant-based ingredients like almond oil, kiwi seed oil, seaweed extract, mango, sunflower, wild pansy, and passion flower. No wonder it smells so good!

The SmartCurl Hydrating Conditioner has the same intoxicating scent as the shampoo (YASSS!). It also contains tons of plant-based, good-for-your-locks ingredients. Essential amino acids, fatty acids and botanicals work together to strengthen and soften your curls while fighting frizz. The consistency is thick (I don’t trust thin, drippy conditioners… they slide right out of your hair and barely moisturize), and easily works through even the most tangled of manes. As I do with all of my conditioners, I left this in my hair for about five minutes. It rinsed out quickly and my hair was tangle-free and ready to be styled.

The SmartStart Leave-in Conditioner contains fun, natural ingredients like oils from pumpkin seed, red raspberry seed, cranberry seed, citrus orange, grapefruit peel, patchouli and lemon peel. Whoa! So much plant-based goodness in one bottle! As you can imagine, it smells like a sweet, fruit-filled paradise!

When my hair was damp, I sprayed about 7 or 8 pumps on my just-past-shoulder-length hair. I combed it through with my fingers and just let it soak in. I usually use gel in my hair, but for the purposes of this review, I just let it air dry without any additional products.

The Bottom Line

I can’t think of anything negative to say about these products! After using them, my curls looked hydrated, defined, and bouncy! My frizz was drastically reduced and my hair smelled absolutely amazing! My hair was manageable, free of tangles, and just looked healthy! My sad little curls have definitely met their haircare soulmate!

I highly recommend these products! Thank you, Evolvh, for sending me these products to review!

Max Green Alchemy – Scalp Rescue Shampoo, Conditioner and Styling Gel Reviews (Vegan & Cruelty-Free!)

Company: Max Green Alchemy

Products:

Scalp Rescue Shampoo (8.8 fluid ounces) $15.99 USD

Scalp Rescue Conditioner (8.8 fluid ounces) $15.99 USD

Scalp Rescue Styling Gel (8.2 fluid ounces) $12.99 USD

Review:

Scalp Rescue Shampoo

When you shampoo your hair, it is import to choose a product that will gently cleanse your strands without stripping it of moisture. This shampoo is mild and contains all natural ingredients such as tea tree and lemon tea tree to soothe dry, itchy scalps and to minimize dandruff. It also contains vitamin C and E to protect your strands.

This shampoo does an excellent job cleaning the hair without over-drying. You only need a small amount of product since it quickly and easily lathers up and rinses away. It has a bright and fresh floral/citrusy fragrance that lingers long after you use it. Gotta say, I really like it!

Scalp Rescue Conditioner

My hair is dry. Very dry. I need a SUPER hydrating conditioner to make my hair look soft and healthy. The consistency of this conditioner isn’t too thin that it slides right out of your hair in the shower and it isn’t too thick that it weighs your hair down. This conditioner contains macadamia seed oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter to moisturize. It also has tea tree and lemon tea tree like the shampoo.

I can say that this conditioner delivers! It effectively soothed my scalp, which can be very dry. It hydrated my hair and easily detangled it with little effort. It has the same fresh scent as the shampoo. I’m a fan!

Scalp Rescue Styling Gel

This plant-based gel is perfect for my curls! It gives a natural, light to medium hold without making my hair sticky, stiff, or crunchy. All I do is work 2 pumps of this product into my hair after showering and let it air dry (I almost never use heat to style my hair.) My curls spring to life when I use this and my hair looks smooth and frizz free. Pretty awesome!

The Bottom Line

Max Green Alchemy’s Scalp Rescue line is all vegan, cruelty-free, and plant-based. These products work wonderfully together to make your hair look healthy, hydrated, and controlled. I must say that it does, in fact, effectively nourish the scalp. My scalp is typically dry and I haven’t noticed that being an issue since using this line.

I love how the shampoo works into a luxurious lather and how the conditioner smooths and easily detangles my locks. My favorite product out of this line is the Styling Gel because it is the perfect formula and consistency for my dry, frizz-prone curls. My boyfriend (lovingly) told me that my hair felt “softer than usual”, so you know it has to be good! Ha!

This line is great for all hair types and is made to specifically care for your scalp, which is essential for healthy hair.

I highly recommend this line to anyone that is looking for natural hair products that work!

Thank you, Max Green Alchemy, for sending me these products to review!

Sevi Eco Vegan Body Care Product Reviews

Company: Sevi Eco Vegan Body Care

“What we love doing the most is creating products that make people + earth feel well. We seek standard packaging that is as friendly as possible and put your hard earned cash towards what goes into the bottle.

Gluten free + soy free raw materials we choose are not tested on animals, we keep animal by-products out of our products and test our products on friendly people.

Our vegan formulas are dreamt by us and brought to life by us. we shy away from recreating existing works and stay sharp by working with our hands.

It is about the dream, the brainstorming, the creation.

We are hand-crafters, we are honest, we are friendly, we work hard, we love what we do. Oh and yes we are vegans as well!”

Products:

Burdock Root Shine Elixer (1 ounce – $24.50 USD)

Maranta Dry Hair Shampoo: Vegan Hair Powder (1.25 ounce – $10.00 USD)

Hibiscus Flower Facial Exfoliator ($20.00 USD)

May Chang Whole Body Oil (1 ounce – $16.00 USD)

Reviews:


The Burdock Root Shine Elixir contains unique ingredients including Burdock Root Infused Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Broccoli Seed Oil, Seabuckthorn Berry CO2, and Sandalwood and Neroli Essential Oils. This elixir has a slightly sweet and herbal fragrance, and I only needed 4-5 drops to work through my curly, down-to-middle-of-my-back length hair. My hair is dry and color treated so it is not shiny on its own. This elixir helped to hydrate my locks while giving it a slight oh-hey-my-hair-looks-healthier sheen when I used it on my damp hair. When I massaged this product into my dry hair it helped to tame my crazy curls. Don’t use too much or your hair will look greasy! It is made of oils after all!

I tried the Maranta Dry Hair Shampoo: Vegan Hair Powder in the shade Neutral, which is a white powder that blended right into my blonde hair. This product contains Arrowroot Powder, Tapioca Starch, Moroccan Lava Clay, and Green Mandarin, Myrrh and Neroli Essential Oils. It is a fine powder with a light herbal scent. When I sprinkled this dry shampoo on my hair after a long day of sweating at work (the AC was broken), it seemed to absorb the sweat and oils that had built up over the day.  I massaged it vigorously into my roots and it also helped to build volume. I am a fan of shampooing my hair several times a week and conditioning it almost every day, so I do not use dry shampoo very often. In a pinch, I would use this product to freshen my hair up on nights that I am too tired to shower or I would maybe even take it along with me to fix my hair during the workday.

If you’re looking for a unique product to exfoliate your skin, The Hibiscus Flower Facial Exfoliator is it! This purple powder is made of Organic Brown Rice, Hibiscus Flower Powder, Freeze Dried Strawberries, Freeze Dried Bananas, and Acai Pulp Powder! How cool is that? When you add water, this product turns into a vibrant magenta color and gently scrubs away dirt, oil and dead skin cells from your face. It leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft while looking toned and healthy! It has a fresh scent of fruit and flowers and is fun to use!

The May Chang Whole Body Oil is made of plenty of good-for-you ingredients including Organic Unrefined Avocado Oil Organic Golden Jojoba Oil, Organic Seabuckthorn Berry Extract, and Pure Essential Oils. It absorbs quickly into the skin and has a natural herbal scent. It effectively moisturizes the skin, but what I like best about it is the sheen it leaves behind. Who doesn’t love a healthy glow?

The Bottom Line

I truly enjoyed using these products! The Hibiscus Flower Facial Exfoliator was my favorite. I love the color and how it left my skin feeling healthy and soft! All four of these products are excellent quality and do the job they were intended to do.  I would highly recommend Sevi products to anyone looking for vegan and cruelty-free products that are unique and naturally effective!

Thank you, Sevi Eco Vegan Body Care for these fabulous products to review!