RAWNAISSANCE Desserts Review 

Company:  Rawnaissance Desserts – Raw Organic Desserts

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Their products are 100% Organic, Corn Free, Cruelty Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Raw, Soy Free,  Sugar Free, and VEGAN!

Product: 

Assorted Chocolates, Truffles, Bonbons, and Pralines

Review:


I could barely contain my excitement as I stared down at this lovely box of chocolates! Look how gorgeous and unique each piece is!



Look at these beauties! My favorite was peanut butter and jelly flavored! A raw peanut topped a peanut butter mousse treat which was covered in smooth, rich dark chocolate. That would be good enough but then you get a extra sweet kick of candied grape jelly! Absolute perfection!

Honorable mentions include: a Mint Chocolate truffle that was sweet and refreshing (think of a high quality York Peppermint Patty), a tropical treat with coconut covered pineapple mousse with an almond inside, and a beautifully decorated heart with wings that had a sweet raspberry purée with chocolate mousse! The pralines were sweet and full of fresh, crunchy nuts. The solid chocolates melt away in your mouth like a dream and the nougat-filled candies are spot on!

The Bottom Line

This assortment of chocolates truly had something for everyone! From lavender infused to pistachio, white chocolate, nougat, coconut cream and coffee beans! The design of each chocolate was unique and carefully crafted which made each piece a beautiful and delicious work of art! The ingredients are of the highest quality, and they arrived at my doorstep in perfect condition (hard to do when it’s 85 degrees out!). Honestly, there are so many flavors, you really need to just order them and try them out for yourself! I highly recommend it!

Thank you, Rawnaissance Desserts, for sending me this chocolates to review!

 

ahimsa Essentials Product Reviews

Company: ahimsa Essentials

“ahimsa Essentials is committed to providing you with earth-friendly, sustainable, cruelty-free and 100% plant-based (vegan) products that relieve, repair, and renew.”

Products

Glow Detoxifying Scrub (4 oz – $12.95 USD)

Om Organic Whipped Body Butter (4 oz – $12.95 USD)

Sublime Natural Deodorant (2 oz – $9.95 USD)

Reviews:


Organic Sugar, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Organic Essential Oils make up the all natural Glow Detoxifying Scrub. This scrub is the perfect way to relax and unwind while making your skin soft and smooth. The scent is bright and herbal, with basil being the prominent scent. Olive Oil is a wonderful moisturizer so you won’t need lotion or anything else when you step out the shower. The sugar makes this an abrasive yet not too rough exfoliator that will get rid of dead skin cells, old sunless tanners, you name it!


If you enjoy authentic floral scents, you will love the Om Organic Whipped Body Butter! The scent of Geranium and Juniper Berry will make you feel like you’re running through a garden, while Organic Shea Nut Butter hits you with powerful hydration! The texture is light and airy, and I liked using this product to seal in moisture right after the shower. This body butter made my skin looking healthy and dewy, and it was even hydrating enough for my dry-as-heck feet!


The Sublime Natural Deodorant is made for sensitive skin and is baking soda free. I have tried natural deodorants in the past that have irritated my skin, so I was excited to try this one out. The scent is Key Lime and Bergamot which you will smell throughout the day when you use this product. It is a nice and pleasant citrusy surprise! The texture is similar to a balm that melts into your skin when you massage it into your armpits. Shea Nut Butter and Coconut Oil moisturize while Arrowroot Powder absorbs odors. This deodorant was effective for me, and I only noticed the slightest bit of funkiness at the end of the day. I will definitely continue to use this!

The Bottom Line

If you are looking for all natural, vegan and cruelty-free products that are sustainably made, smell awesome and actually work, ahimsa Essentials is the brand for you. I love that they are fragranced with essential oils and the packaging is as cute as can be! I highly recommend these products and would love to hear your feedback about them! Head on over to ahimsa Essentials website and check out their range of products!

Thank you so much to ahimsa Essentials for 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!

 

Bloom Making Skin Happy Product Review

Company: Bloom Making Skin Happy

“For 14 years Bloom Making Skin Happy in beautiful Bozeman, Montana has specialized not only in organic skin care but specifically, you. Our core principle at Bloom is to provide affordable, organic skin care that helps everyone feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin. We believe this offers a pathway towards heightened confidence, self-esteem and respect for self and others. We strive to live up to this maxim with a range of services using only our own line of organic skin care products. From waxing to microdermabrasion there’s something for everybody. Bloom… Just Skin, Just You.”

The products reviewed are vegan, cruelty-free, and organic!

Products:

Orange Blossom and Sunflower Nourishing Cleanser (6 oz. – $30.00 USD)

Dew Extreme Moisture Infusion Serum (1 oz. –  $25.00)

Review:

The Orange Blossom and Sunflower Nourishing Cleanser contains Aloe Vera, Sunflower Seed Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Avocado Oil, Orange Blossom Fruit Extract, Black Currant Seed Oil, and Red Raspberry Seed Oil. With ingredients like that, you know the product is going to be good, and I loved using it! It’s sweet and bright citrus fragrance instantly lifted my mood as it removed all traces of my foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, and brow pencil! After using this, my skin felt clean and healthy, not overly dry or tight in any way. 1 pump was more than enough product to remove my full face of makeup, so the bottle will last for quite some time.  It is definitely a new member of my daily skincare routine!

The Dew Extreme Moisture Infusion Serum contains many natural and lovely ingredients, including Aloe Vera, Blue Passion Flower, and Mannentake and Shiitake Mushroom extracts. This serum has a fresh fruity and floral fragrance (say that 3 times fast!) that instantly wakes up your senses and brings your skin to life!  Like the name implies, it gives your skin a shot of moisture, which my dry skin really needs. This serum is light and absorbs quickly into the skin. With a few uses, my skin looked smoother and my redness was calmed. I used this product in the morning before applying my makeup and it helped my foundation glide on easier. My skin did, in fact, look dewy and hydrated. I also used this at night and I woke up to perfectly moisturized skin. I was actually comfortable going out in public with little or no face make up (LOVE it!).

The Bottom Line

I truly adore companies like Bloom Making Skin Happy. Their products are naturally effective, smell fantastic, and the packaging is as cute as can be! The packaging is made of recycled plastic, the labels are printed with soy ink, and they are a Zero Waste company. How awesome is that? Of course, the products are vegan and cruelty-free and they use only high-quality organic ingredients. With their fabulous and naturally powerful products, conscientious packaging, and anti-cruelty stance, Bloom is everything a company should be! Please check out their website and let me know what products are your favorite!

 

 

 


Soul Shine Cosmetics Review

Company: Soul Shine Cosmetics

“Here at Soul Shine Cosmetics our number one goal is taking care of you and your SKIN. Your skin is the largest organ on your body and deserves to be cared for with top of the line luxury products. Here you will find home made, natural, organic, and eco-friendly products that will give you the healthiest skin possible. No chemicals, detergents, or synthetic ingredients are used in our skin care products. We use natural butters, oils, clay, glycerine, and other natural ingredients to provide your skin with the vitamins, moisture, and antioxidants it needs to heal itself to become healthy and stay healthy. Please keep in mind it only takes 26 seconds for chemicals from your bath and beauty products to enter your blood stream. Choose wisely! All ingredients used are bought in the USA and all products are hand crafted on the North Carolina coast. We are a vegan and cruelty free company. We guarantee these products will make your skin and soul SHINE!”

Products:

Lime in the Coconut Bath Bomb $4.09 USD

Solar Flare Bath Bomb $4.09 USD

Romance Milk Bomb $4.99 USD

Edible Lemon Blueberry Lip Scrub $6.99 USD

Reviews


If you’re in need of a vacation (who isn’t?), let’s talk about the Lime in the Coconut Bath Bomb. As soon as you drop this bad boy into the bathtub its sure to remind you of a tropical cocktail that you wish you were drinking! It’s wonderful fragrance is a mix of bright and fresh lime with sweet coconut that’ll transport you to a gorgeous picturesque beach vacation. This is truly a fabulous way to take a 30 minute vacation in your own bathroom!

The Solar Flare Bath Bomb is like pure summer sunshine! It’s sweet, super lemon-y scent is SO refreshing, making this the perfect warm weather bath treat! It makes your bath water bright yellow and leaves a subtle lemon scent on your skin. What a fun way to take a bath!


The Romance Milk Bomb‘s fragrance is a fabulous blend of rose and vanilla. The sweet floral scent instantly creates a sense of luxury and relaxation while dried rose petals add a touch of romance. It’s a bit like soaking in a giant cup of rose tea!



The Edible Lemon Blueberry Lip Scrub tastes like a huge sip of sweet and fruity blueberry lemonade! It’s sugar based and gently scrubs away any dry skin from your lips. It’s perfect to use before lipstick to make sure your smackers look healthy and smooth. I couldn’t help but lick this off of my lips! (I still have a craving for lemonade)

The Bottom Line

Soul Shine Cosmetics creates fabulous and fun products that are natural, vegan and cruelty free. The fragrances are outstanding and products themselves are high quality. I absolutely ADORE the summer scents, and look forward to trying more from this brand! Try out some products and let me know how you like them!

Thank you, Soul Shine Cosmetics, for sending me these products to review!