Wednesday, March 25, 2015

☼ ❀ ❊ Cruelty-Free & Natural Deodorants |:| Review & Comparison! || The good, the bad, and the UGLY!

Hello guys! 

If you have "liked" my Facebook page, you would know that I promised a comparison/review post for these three deodorants. Sorry, it has taken me a while to post this! I hope you get something out of it! It's been a STRUGGLE to find a good cruelty-free deodorants. They all pretty much suck!

I'm going to give you a mini-review for each deodorant and then let you know which one I prefer.

***NOT sponsored! I have one link (that's the only one you need, trust me)! 

1. alba Botanica: Clear Enzyme: Deodorant Stick
Preservative Free
PG Free
Aluminum Free

I like how this smells. It's really fresh and flowery (because of the lavender). I've never been a fan of gel-stick deodorants so I don't like that. It claims to be"long lasting", but unfortunately that is NOT NOT true! I've worn it day-to-day and when I've exercised and it sucks! I'm sorry to say. What's worse is that when you sweat (sorry TMI), the sweat sticks to your clothing. So the funk from your sweat might not cling to you but it will transfer onto your clothing! HUGE thumbs down. 

2. Desert Essence: Tea Tree Oil Deodorant
Propylene Glycol Free
& Aluminum Free

This has an herbal-ly scent and I prefer it. Maybe because it's a bit stronger. Also, it's not a gel-deodorant! I feel like the gel-deodorants are more slippery and rub-off more easily. However, I DO NOT like it much more than the alba botanica one. It also rubs-off on my clothes and the odor sticks to them.  

In an effort to give this guy the benefit of doubt and after a lot of testing I did find it works well (a bit better) if you only plan to wear it for a few hours (less than 4). However, to keep it fresh the entire day I had to carry it with me and reapply. I just don't want to have to be self-conscious about sweating and stinking up the place, lol! I would NOT repurchase it. However, if for some reason I can't find my deodorant and have nothing else, I prefer this one to the alba one. 


I received this guy in my December Petit Vour Box and I'm so glad I did! The guy works just as well as your drug-store traditional deodorants (maybe even better). It will last me the entire day! If I am just going to school or working (day-to-day) or if I exercise! 
(By drug-store I mean your traditional deodorants).

However, unlike your drug-store deodorants, the MMT lets your pits sweat! LOL!  So if you don't want to sweat at all, this is not be for you. The sweat is nothing crazy! It only happened to me when I exercised, not on my day-to-day days. However, unlike the ones mentioned above this guy DOES not sweat onto my clothes and keeps the funk away! I prefer that this deodorant allows my pores to sweat. I don't have to tell you that your regular "drug-store" deodorants are not good for the skin on your armpits. 

I also like it because you really don't need a lot. The jar says to use a "pea-sized" amount. I use a about a pea-and-a-half amount, I feel like it lasts longer! The jar I got was a sample, so you can get the full size jar (2.4 oz) for $14.99. I got mine in December and it lasted me through the last week of February, so about three months. This is with me using it everyday. Again, my jar is the sample size. So while it's a bit more pricey, it totally worth it. 

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I will be repurchasing the MMT for sure. I will also continue to try other cruelty-free deodorants. If I gather another bunch, I will be sure to review it for you guys. 

Let me know what you think and your recommendations!

Lots of Love,

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Beessential: A Three Product Review! Hand & Body Cream, Lavender & Honey, Lemon & Lavender Lip Balm (Cruelty-Free NOT Vegan (obvs.))

Hello guys!

I'm really excited to share these products with you all. However, I want to be honest and let you know that they were sent to me. Meaning, I did not pay for them, but I am not being paid to write this review. Also, they are not vegan.

Anyways, now that we got that out of the way...

**disclaimer: Links are NOT affiliates, they are there to help you find the product quickly. 

When I first applied this lotion I REALLY liked it. However, seeing I had just received it in the mail and I was really excited, I didn't want to rush my opinion. In order to test this lotion properly I put it in my backpack (I'm usually at school 7-12ish a day) and have been carrying it with me for almost three weeks and its always by my side on my computer desk. I can tell you that I really LOVE this lotion. I think the honey especially agrees with my skin. It's not oily and will help you so much if you have chronically dry hands like me. I also use it on my legs, I have REALLY dry skin on my legs and sensitive skin (when I shave), this does not irritate my skin, rather calms it down. 

I have the 100% Pure French Lavander Hand Buttercream, which I LOVE (great alternative) but not as much as I like this one. 

It's formaldehyde free. paragon free, and PEG free. 

6 fl. oz - $ 12.99

I have a few favorite lip balms and so I'm pretty picky about the ones I try. The girl who emailed me about doing this review, mentioned this lip balm in particular, as it has been voted by as the best lip balm. I have to be honest, when I think of beeswax lip balms, I'm NEVER a fan. I always find them hard to apply and not moisturizing at all. I have to say I really, really like this one. It's super moisturizing and goes on smoothly. It's not oily at all and will not give you a "clear-lipgloss" effect. If you like lip balms that aren't "wet" I'm sure you'll like this one. 

0.15 oz - $2.99

3. Beessential: Lavender & Honey: Bee Calm & Carry On:

I'm such a sucker for soaps! I was super excited to try this one. I have to say from the stuff I received this is third on my list. I don't hate it but it didn't impress me as much as the products I already mentioned. Not that it's not good. It's definitely not drying, as in my opinion most bar soaps tend to be. As you use it you can see the honey in it. If you like honey (honey is GREAT for the skin) you will really like it. I say, give it a try. It might just be for you. It is good for acne prone skin. Did I see a huge difference? No. Nothing miraculous, it did make my skin feel nice though. I want to try the other soaps they make.

I hope you enjoyed this. I hope more than anything that you will give this brand a try. (If you're not vegan). They have SO many products! Search their site and see if you like anything! (Again, links are to help you find the products more quickly not affiliate links). Try the lotions! They have other scents!

Lots of Love,


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