Petit Vour Box Review – September

It’s almost November! You know what that means! That means that you’re about to read a post that’s a month late!!! Bet you’re so pumped! If you’ve been following along at all, you know that one of the things we try to do over here at AllisonRanting.com is empower women. Part of that empowerment is educating women and giving them access to products that are significantly better for their health, than what they’re currently using. If you don’t think the make up you’re wearing now is that that bad, you’re going to want to put a pause on this, and read up on the Five Toxins on Your Face Right Now.

Petit Vour has been a super helpful part of this clean beauty journey for me and I’m really pumped to tell you all about what came in my September subscription box! Honestly, I wasn’t super impressed with the August box. I really loved the Eye of Horus Brow Pencil that came in it, but the rest was just kinda “meh” to me.

BUT SEPTEMBER’S BOX GUYS!! SO GOOD!! 

The September box came with a lip crayon, bath oil, shampoo + conditioner sample, and lotion! I’ll go product by product telling you exactly what I thought of each one!

1. Axiology Lip Crayon – $26
Impressed immediately by the packaging. I love the triangle shape and the shimmery gold. I received the color Enduring. *peep that swatch pic*. This crayon went on SO SMOOTHLY. It was like butter. I did feel like it plumped and moisturized my lips, and wasn’t drying at all. Now, it is a color I don’t normally wear, so I’m not sure how often I’ll use it. My only critique would be that it didn’t stay as bright or last as long as I wanted it to.

 

Processed with VSCO with m5 preset2. Olverum Bath Oil – $13
YA’LL I felt so fancy. Now normally, I wouldn’t buy something that is going to
literally just go down the drain (#bathoil) but this felt so luxurious. I mean, just look at that glass bottle. Made up of organic essential oils, it smells SUH GOOD. After soaking for a while, my skin was left so soft and smooth. You only need about a third of the bottle per bath (or shower if you prefer) so there’s plenty left. If you want to give something luxurious to a friend that won’t break the bank, I recommend this!

 

 

3. Evolvh Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo + Conditioner – $5 Processed with VSCO with m5 preset
THIS PRODUCT IS ONLY FIVE DOLLARS I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT BECAUSE IT IS MAGIC. Seriously. Made for all hair types, this duo is voluminizing (yas), frizz-dimenishing (yas yas), and color-protecting (yas yas yas). My hair felt so clean and so healthy. Not to mention, it left my hair with an incredible shine. I cannot stress enough how surprised I was by this. I mean, they didn’t send a very big sample, and I’ve got a lot of hair on my head. I didn’t expect to notice a difference at all, but my hair felt genuinely clean, smelled great, and looked great. I will absolutely be purchasing this again.

4. Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter- $2 
When I tell you that this lotion could not have come at a better time, I mean it. The Processed with VSCO with m5 presetNashville cold snuck up on all of us this year and dry skin is slowly killing me. But this lotion has been everything I needed. Without leaving my skin greasy, this lotion makes my skin so so soft. Not to mention, it smells like cake batter (and if you don’t think that’s a good thing, UM BYE). Safe to use all over, this is the perfect lotion to have in your bag. Will definitely be purchasing again BECAUSE DID YOU SEE THAT IT’S ONLY TWO DOLLARS!!!

 

 

 

 

Keep your eyes peeled for an IGTV video review as well! In the meantime, you can keep yourself entertained with the last IGTV review that I’d consider only a partial failure.

10 Things 10 Years of Veganism Has Taught Me

GUYS. I am so excited to share this blog post with you today. I’m going on two years of being vegan, and still have so much to learn. But a dear new friend of mine, Johanna, has been vegan for TEN. YEARS. Can you believe that?! You can find all kinds of fun vegan recipes, mindful encouragement, and just pretty aesthetics on her Instagram account, linked below! For those of you that have ever thought about making the change, found it difficult to stick with, or just want to ease your curious mind, keep reading! I’ll be adding commentary of course, because like, I am who I am.

Continue reading “10 Things 10 Years of Veganism Has Taught Me”

No More Straws & No More Animal Testing

Today has been HUGE.

The coffee giant, Starbucks, has announced a plan to stop using single use plastic straws by 2020.

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Emily Alexander set out to design a lid that would showcase the delicious cold foam the company introduced in the U.S. this year. Little did she know, that her team’s design would help reduce “more than 1 billion plastic straws per year” from Starbucks stores. You can read their full statement here.

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Speaking of plastic, this month Seattle’s plastic ban took full effect. Last year, the city introduced an ordinance that would ban plastic straws and utensils in the city, requiring business to provide recyclable, compostable, or no dining utensils at all. Many business hopped on board already, but it’s in full effect this month. Want to know more? Read what the Seattle Times had to say.

Another INCREDIBLE win for world,

Canada has banned animal testing for cosmetics! Following after Norway, India, Israel, and the entire European Union, Canada’s Senate just passed Bill S-214, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Basically, the bill states that animal testing and the sale of cosmetics developed or manufactured using animal testing is prohibited in the country.

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With a giant push from Canadian cruelty-free companies like Lush and The Body Shop paired with public outcry, things are moving in a positive direction! Although a date hasn’t been set, it’s safe to say that it won’t be too long until the bill becomes law.

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We still have a long way to go when it comes to taking better care of planet and those living on it. But hopefully news like this can serve as a source of encouragement! Enjoy these linked videos of animals experiencing life outside of the lab/captivity for the first time.

So cute, I’m dying. Grab your tissues.

Chimpanzees HUGGING?! I can’t. 

Man’s best friend feeling GRASS for the first time.

Keep fighting the good (plastic and cruelty free) fight!