Giovanni – Tee Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Conditioner

Pjuh, vilket lĂ„ngt namn! 😀 Detta balsam Ă€r vĂ€ldigt lĂ€tt, som ni ocksĂ„ kan se pĂ„ baksidan av flaskan dĂ€r de mĂ€rker ut det! Jag tycker verkligen om Giovannis produkter och har Ă€nnu inte provat en produkt frĂ„n dem jag inte tycker om.

Jag köpte detta balsam pÄ Whole Foods, men man kan Àven bestÀlla Giovanni pÄ t.ex. bekkas.se. De sÀljs ocksÄ Àven hos frisörer ibland.

Giovanni sÀger sÄ hÀr om hur veganvÀnliga de Àr och om djurtester:

Are your products vegan?

All our products are vegan except our Lip Balms which contain beeswax and our Magnetic shampoo, conditioner, power treatment, styling gel and styling wax which contains lactoferrin.

Do you test on animals?

No, we have never tested our products on animals.

Ni kan lÀsa mer om dem pÄ deras hemsida och pÄ deras FAQ. De finns Àven med pÄ PETAs lista över företag som inte testar pÄ djur.

Jag anvÀnde detta balsam som ett tvÀttbalsam (balsammetoden). Eftersom det Àr lite lÀttare sÄ fungerade det jÀttebra att tvÀtta hÄret med. Om man behöver nÄgot extra vÄrdande sÄ kan man anvÀnda nÄgot mer fuktgivande efterÄt men för mig rÀckte det med det hÀr balsamet och kanske lite aloe vera gel i topparna efter tvÀtt.
Balsamet innehĂ„ller “Behentrimonium Methosulfate” som alltsĂ„ ska vara okej att anvĂ€nda med balsammetoden Ă€ven om det lĂ„ter som en uttorkande sulfat.

AnvÀnder man det bara som ett vanligt balsam och behöver nÄgot mer vÄrdande sÄ har Giovanni andra balsam som antagligen passar bÀttre till det.

NĂ„gon mer dĂ€r ute som tycker om Giovanni? 🙂

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Phew, that’s a long name for a conditioner! 😀 This conditioner is a very light one, as you can see on the back of the packaging! I really like Giovanni’s products and I haven’t yet disliked anything I’ve tried from their brand.

I got this conditioner at Whole Foods, but if you live in Sweden you can get Giovanni’s products at for example bekkas.se. They’re also sometimes sold at hair salons.

This is what they say about how vegan friendly their products are and about animal testing:

Are your products vegan?

All our products are vegan except our Lip Balms which contain beeswax and our Magnetic shampoo, conditioner, power treatment, styling gel and styling wax which contains lactoferrin.

Do you test on animals?

No, we have never tested our products on animals.

You can read more about them at their homepage and their FAQ. They’re also on  PETA’s list on companies that don’t test on animals.

I used this conditioner as a washing conditioner (no poo method). Since it’s light it worked really well to wash my hair with it. If you need something more conditioning you can use that afterwards. I didn’t need anything else except for some aloe vera gel in the tips after washing my hair.
It contains “Behentrimonium Methosulfate” which is okay to use with the no (sham)poo method even if it sounds like a drying sulfate.

If you want to use it as a regular conditioner this will probably suit you who don’t have dry hair. Giovanni has other conditioners as well that are more suitable for dry hair. 🙂

Anyone else out there crazy about Giovanni? 🙂

Inika Lipstick – Electric Red

Hej pÄ er!

Idag ska jag skriva om Ànnu en produkt jag skaffade pÄ Whole Foods i London; ett lÀppstift frÄn Inika i fÀrgen Electric Red!
Electric Red Àr ett rött lÀppstift med en bronzig orange ton som skimrar vÀldigt fint! LÀppstiftet Àr krÀmigt och har en skön konsistens.

Det var svÄrt att fÄnga hur fint det Àr pÄ bild, men jag tog lite olika bilder i bÄde dagsljus och med lampor för att ni ska se hur det ser ut!

Om ni Ă„ker till London sĂ„ Ă€r det bra att passa pĂ„ att köpa Inika-produkter just nu eftersom det Ă€r mycket billigare dĂ€r. Om ni inte ska dit under en snar framtid, finns Inikas produkter att hitta pĂ„ SundlĂžf! 🙂

Alla Inikas produker ska vara veganvÀnliga och de finns Àven med pÄ PETAs lista över företag som inte testar pÄ djur. Ni kan lÀsa mer om dem pÄ deras hemsida.

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Hi guys!

Today I’m gonna show you another goodie I got at Whole Foods in London; a lipstick from Inika in the shadw Electric Red!Electric Red is a red lipstick with a lot of bronze orange in it and it shimmers very nicely! It’s also creamy and has a pleasant texture.

It was hard to capture the true look of this lipstick on photo so I took several pictures in different lighting.

If you go to London it’s a great chance to get some Inika products cheaper (than in Sweden). If you’re not going there anytime soon you can also find Inika at SundlĂžf if you live in Sweden! 🙂

All Inika products are vegan and they’re on PETAs list of companies that don’t test on animals. You can read more about them on their homepage where you can also order products if you’re from other parts of the world!

Aveda owned by Estée Lauder!

Jag var inne pÄ House of Frasier (pÄ Oxford Street) och sÄg till min glÀdje att de hade Aveda-smink!
NÀr jag sedan kollade pÄ PETA sÄ dog glÀdjen dock; Àven om Aveda inte testar pÄ djur sÄ Àgs de av Estée Lauder (PETA) som gör det, sÄ se upp!

SÄ hÀr sa Aveda om sitt smink nÀr jag mejlade dem innan jag visste att de Àgdes av Estée Lauder:

Dear  Basma,

Thank you for taking the time to contact Aveda Consumer Relations.

We appreciate you contacting us with your concern and hope this will help you.  We do have a small assortment of products that are made with beeswax or honey. We have provided the listing of these products below.  While our goal as a company is to use 100% plant or flower derived ingredients, we have not found substitutes for these particular ingredients at this time.

With the exception of the Aveda products listed below, all remaining Aveda products contain no animal derived ingredients. We are happy to provide the ingredient listings for any Aveda product you are interested in using for your review.  Please contact us with the specific names of any Aveda products you are interested in.

You will find Beeswax or Honey in the following products:

Beeswax:

Lip Saver SPF

Lip Shine

Light Elements Shaping Wax

Light Elements Texturizing CrĂšme

Lip Glaze

Lip Tint SPF 15

Nourish-Mint Renewing Lip Treatment

Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color

Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color

Uruku Lip Pigment

Uruku Color Gloss

Honey:

Men’s Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel

Phomollient

Pure Abundance Volumizing Clay Conditioner

Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray

Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Potion

Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo

We welcome your inquires about the ingredients in Aveda products and are happy to assist you further, please call Aveda Customer Relations at 1.800.328.0849 to discuss any questions you have.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your questions with us.

For a greener planet,

Tricia C
Aveda Consumer Experience Representative

NÀr jag pratade med dem pÄ House of Frasier och frÄgade om Aveda-produkterna innehöll t.ex. bivax (frÄgade flera gÄnger) sÄ svarade bÄda som jobbade vid Aveda-produkterna nej. VÀldigt konstigt! De borde veta vad produkterna innehÄller om de jobbar med Aveda varje dag och om de inte vet svaret pÄ en sÄdan frÄga sÄ borde de sÀga det istÀllet eller kolla upp det!

Det Àr alltid bÀst att dubbelkolla saker!

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I was excited to see that House of Frasier in London (Oxford Street) had Aveda make up!
The excitement didn’t last long though; although Aveda don’t test on animals, they’re owned by EstĂ©e Lauder (PETA
) that do carry out animal testing, so watch out!

I emailed Aveda and asked them about the products and which ones are vegan before knowing they’re owned by EstĂ©e Lauder. This is the answer I got:

Dear  Basma,

Thank you for taking the time to contact Aveda Consumer Relations.

We appreciate you contacting us with your concern and hope this will help you.  We do have a small assortment of products that are made with beeswax or honey. We have provided the listing of these products below.  While our goal as a company is to use 100% plant or flower derived ingredients, we have not found substitutes for these particular ingredients at this time.

With the exception of the Aveda products listed below, all remaining Aveda products contain no animal derived ingredients. We are happy to provide the ingredient listings for any Aveda product you are interested in using for your review.  Please contact us with the specific names of any Aveda products you are interested in.

You will find Beeswax or Honey in the following products:

Beeswax:

Lip Saver SPF

Lip Shine

Light Elements Shaping Wax

Light Elements Texturizing CrÚme          

Lip Glaze

Lip Tint SPF 15

Nourish-Mint Renewing Lip Treatment

Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color

Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color

Uruku Lip Pigment

Uruku Color Gloss

Honey:

Men’s Pure-Formance Firm Hold Gel

Phomollient

Pure Abundance Volumizing Clay Conditioner

Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Spray

Pure Abundance Volumizing Hair Potion

Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo

We welcome your inquires about the ingredients in Aveda products and are happy to assist you further, please call Aveda Customer Relations at 1.800.328.0849 to discuss any questions you have.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your questions with us.

For a greener planet,

Tricia C
Aveda Consumer Experience Representative

When I talked to them at House of Frasier I asked them several times if their products contained beeswax and both employees said no. Strange huh! They should be able to answer such a question if they work with Aveda everyday and if they don’t know the answer they shouldn’t say anything at all or check to make sure.


It’s always best to look things up to be sure!

Zoya nail polish – Jem

Hej pÄ er!

IgĂ„r testade jag ett av nagellacken jag köpte i London pĂ„ Whole Foods, Zoya i fĂ€rgen “Jem”, ett varmt mörklila lack med rosa smĂ„glitter och guld duokroma inslag. Jag kunde inte se guldinslagen nĂ€r lacket var pĂ„ naglarna men vĂ€ldigt snyggt Ă€ndĂ„!

Zoya sa sÄ hÀr om sina produkter nÀr jag mejlade dem:

Good morning!
Thank you for your interest in our products! Yes, the Zoya polish as well as all of the Zoya treatments (Including the Remove+, Anchor basecoat, and Armor topcoat) are all vegan friendly.
The Qtica and Smart Spa lines however are not considered vegan friendly as some balms and lotions there do contain beeswax and other ingredients like that.
Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns and have a great day!
thank you,

Danielle LaGrange
Elite Salon and Spa Coordinator
Art of Beauty, Inc.
800-659-6909 ext 9
Daniellel@artofbeauty.com

Jag mĂ€rkte att de Ă€ven har lĂ€ppglans i linjen “Zoya Hot Lips” som innehĂ„ller karmin, sĂ„ jag mejlade de igen och fick detta svar:

Good morning!
No problem! I should have been more specific. The whole Zoya nail polish and treatment line is vegan friendly and free from all animal based colorants like carmine. But that just covers the nail polish line and specific nail polish treatments but not the Zoya Hot Lips. A couple of the Hot Lips shades (the darker reds) do contain carmine so we don’t say that line is vegan friendly. Let me know if I can help with anything else and have a great day!
thank you,

Danielle LaGrange
Elite Salon and Spa Coordinator
Art of Beauty, Inc.
800-659-6909 ext 112
Daniellel@artofbeauty.com

SÄ hÀr svarade de om djurtester:

Good morning!
Yes! We are a cruelty free company and none of the products or ingredients are tested on animals. Let me know if I can help with anything else and have a great day!
thank you,

Danielle LaGrange
Elite Salon and Spa Coordinator
Art of Beauty, Inc.
800-659-6909 ext 9
Daniellel@artofbeauty.com

VĂ€ldigt bra att Zoya svarade jĂ€ttesnabbt pĂ„ mina frĂ„gor och svarade pĂ„ allt jag undrade över, inte alltför ofta företag har sĂ„ bra service! 🙂

Nagellacket var vÀldigt lÀtt att hantera (varken för rinnigt eller tjockt) och torkade vÀldigt snabbt! HÀr hade jag tvÄ lager.
Det skulle nog vara Ànnu snyggare och hÄlla lÀngre med ett glansigt lager av en top coat!

Det var vÀldigt svÄrt att fÄ till foton som visar exakt hur nagellacket ser ut! I vissa ljus var lacket mer kallt mörklila och i andra ljus mer som pÄ bilderna.

Zoya sÀljs pÄ bland annat Eleven (kom ihÄg: Zoya Hot Lips Àr ej veganska)!

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Hi guys!

Yesterday I tried one of the Zoya nail polishes I got in London at Whole Foods. It’s in the gorgeous shade “Jem” which is a warm purple with pink tiny glitters and a golden duocrome effect. I couldn’t wuite see the gold on the nails but love the shade!

This is what Zoya said about their products when I sent them an email asking about animal ingredients:

Good morning!
Thank you for your interest in our products! Yes, the Zoya polish as well as all of the Zoya treatments (Including the Remove+, Anchor basecoat, and Armor topcoat) are all vegan friendly.
The Qtica and Smart Spa lines however are not considered vegan friendly as some balms and lotions there do contain beeswax and other ingredients like that.
Let me know if you have any other questions or concerns and have a great day!
thank you,

Danielle LaGrange
Elite Salon and Spa Coordinator
Art of Beauty, Inc.
800-659-6909 ext 9
Daniellel@artofbeauty.com

I also noticed that they have lip gloss in the line “Zoya Hot Lips” that contain carmine, so I asked Zoya about this and got this reply:

Good morning!  
No problem! I should have been more specific. The whole Zoya nail polish and treatment line is vegan friendly and free from all animal based colorants like carmine. But that just covers the nail polish line and specific nail polish treatments but not the Zoya Hot Lips. A couple of the Hot Lips shades (the darker reds) do contain carmine so we don’t say that line is vegan friendly. Let me know if I can help with anything else and have a great day!
thank you,
 
Danielle LaGrange
Elite Salon and Spa Coordinator
Art of Beauty, Inc.
800-659-6909 ext 112
Daniellel@artofbeauty.com

This is what they said about animal testing:

Good morning!
Yes! We are a cruelty free company and none of the products or ingredients are tested on animals. Let me know if I can help with anything else and have a great day!
thank you,

Danielle LaGrange
Elite Salon and Spa Coordinator
Art of Beauty, Inc.
800-659-6909 ext 9
Daniellel@artofbeauty.com

I have to say Zoya has great service and answered my emails very quickly and answered everything I asked about, that’s great! 🙂

The nail polish was very easy to deal with; not too thick and not too runny, it also dried up very fast! I used two layers.
I think it would look even better and last longer with a shiny top coat!

It was a bit hard to get a good photo of this polish! In some lights it was more cold dark purple than in the pictures.