Pacifica Beauty Review

Pacifica Review

One of my new favorite beauty brands is Pacifica. I have been using their lotions for years and I am thrilled that they have been rolling out a complete makeup and body care line. I love that they emphasis that their products are all vegan. All vegan brands make shopping much easier…no need to pour over every ingredient wondering if this one particular product is vegan.

Here is how Pacifica describes their own products:

Pacifica is known as one of the most innovative and sustainable makeup lines on the market today. At Pacifica, we are elevating the experience of natural beauty products and overcoming the common perception that naturals don’t deliver great results.  We make natural products that work as well or better than any non-natural line.  Our mission is complete when we have delivered the best performing products, using the safest ingredients, in recyclable packaging and components to the largest possible audience of beauty consumers. All Pacifica products are gluten-free, 100% vegan, and cruelty-free.

What I love about Pacifica

  • All Vegan – enough said
  • Available at Whole Foods and Target – 2 of my favorite, most frequented stores
  • Non-irritating to my sensitive skin
  • Scents that I actually like and aren’t overpowering

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Favorite Products

  • Nail Polish – great color selection, excellent wear and 7 Free (Made without parabens, phthalates (dibutyl phthalate), toluene, xylene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, and animals.)
  • Concealer – Creamy under-eye concealer that does a great job covering up and brightening without sinking into my wrinkles 🙂
  • Lip Gloss – Non-sticky lip gloss that is hydrating and looks very natural
  • Waterproof Mascara – Love the brush in this mascara…absolutely no clumping
  • Ultra CC Cream – A perfect everyday, lightweight foundation with SPF 17
  • Indian Coconut Nectar Body Butter – Nice, thick lotion that smells like heaven
  • Indian Coconut Nectar Soap – Same great smell as the Body Butter and very moisturizing
  • Solid Perfume – I’m not a perfume person but I love this Spanish Amber scent. I also like the solid perfume for keeping in my gym bag or purse.

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I’ve tried and enjoyed their eye shadow and blushes as well. The blush is a cream blush and I prefer a powder blush so I don’t use it as often as some of their other products.

I’m looking forward to watching the Pacifica line expand. They have a new foundation coming out that I’m anxious to try. I do hope they add more colors for their face makeup. They seem targeted only for people with pale skin and since vegans come in all shades I hope they expand their color selection as they grow!

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If you like Pacifica I highly recommend subscribing to their list on their website. They send out information with lots of deals – available directly from their site.

Have you tried Pacifica brand makeup or body products? What are your favorites?

*This is NOT a sponsored post. I purchased all of these products on my own*

Petit Vour July – Review

Petit Vour July

Petit Vour is a company dedicated to cruelty-free, vegan beauty. They offer a monthly box for $15 (in the US). In it they include 4-5 samples of fantastic, luxury vegan beauty products. The products include makeup, haircare and skincare items. Here is a bit more about Petit Vour’s background from their website:

Petit Vour is the luxury vegan destination for the decidedly fashionable, inspired by the finer things and curated for the modern, ethical woman. With a deep love for animals, and a knack for seeking the finest, Petit Vour brings you the crème de la cruelty-free. In May 2013, we curated our very first beauty box, filled with little luxuries, offering a taste of cruelty-free to our small membership. We’ve since grown quite a bit, but our values remain the same. Our mission since the idea came to life was to bring two worlds together: luxury and progressive values.

I learned about Petit Vour from my favorite resource for vegan beauty tips, Vegan Beauty Review. Vegan Beauty Review’s curator, Sunny, highlights vegan beauty products from all different companies. She covers everything from high-end makeup to drugstore finds. If you haven’t checked out her site, be sure to do so.

I ordered the Petit Vour July box for the first time. Now that I have had some time to play with the products I thought I would share my review with you.

Petit Vour July

Aila Nail Polish: The polish color is a fun coral color called Doolish. It is perfect for a summer pedicure. I wore my pedicure for several weeks and was impressed with the polish’s staying power. I received tons of compliments on the color. Aila nail polish is free of Parabens, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, Dibutyl phthalate (DBT), and Camphor.

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Luxe de Mer Gentle Face CleanserI have incredibly sensitive skin and almost every cleanser I have tried over the last few years has irritated my skin. The one product I use all the time is a rosewater toner. I was thrilled with the results of this cleanser. It is very gentle and the rosewater is calming to my hyper-sensitive skin. I’m looking forward to trying some of Luxe de Mer’s additional vegan products. It looks like they have a great selection of high quality skincare products with minimal ingredients.

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Routine De-Odor-Cream: This natural deodorant smells great and is made without any aluminum zirconium, aluminum chlorohydrate, parabens, triclosan, or propylene glycol. I have been experimenting for years with natural deodorants with VERY mixed results. Recently I have been using JK Naturals (available at Whole Foods) and that has been working really well for me. I like the smell of the Routine Cream, which they call Sexy Sadie. It has a woodsy, vanilla type smell and it worked well. I will use the whole sample and consider ordering some in the future. I do hope they come out with a “stick” form, since I don’t love rubbing the deodorant in by hand.

Petit Vour July Nubian

photo credit: Nubian Heritage

Nubian Heritage Mango ButterI enjoyed all of the products in this month’s box, but this was the winner in my book. You may notice I don’t have my own picture of the body butter above and that is because Trey snatched this body butter as soon as he smelled it. The Mango Butter has a delicious orange scent that, according to Trey, “smells like orange ice cream”. The body butter contains a mixture of shea and cocoa butter and is incredibly moisturizing. I will be ordering more of the Mango Butter and a few of Nubian Heritage’s other body butters. The Frankincense & Myrrh Shea Butter sounds heavenly.