That’s me on the left sitting next to vegan babe, Tashina Combs, of Logical Harmony. This gal, let me tell you, is beyond. She runs the show behind Logical Harmony, a vegan beauty and lifestyle blog, and has gained notable attention for her authentic writing style and attention to detail (which is highly important when it comes to the nitty gritty of vegan beauty brands). I have loved working with her since we first launched Petit Vour and it has been such an incredible experience co-curating beauty boxes with her (July 2014 and now September!). I put together a fun lil Q&A for her and had SO much fun reading it. ENJOY :)
CAN’T TRAVEL WITHOUT:
A good moisturizer and lip balm! I love carrying a tube of Ellovi in my purse for this reason. It multi-tasks and is great for your lips and skin.
IN A PINCH I…
Use bronzer as eyeshadow and unscented lip balm on my lashes in place of mascara.
ALWAYS IN MY EVENING CLUTCH…
Lip gloss for touch ups. Right now I’m carrying the Marie Natie lip gloss in Tickled from the Limited Luxury FW14
box with me everywhere! The color is great and the consistency is amazing. It’s pigmented and goes on smoothly - not sticky.
OBSESSION OF THE MOMENT:
The baby wing liner look! It’s like the classic wing, but much smaller. It’s perfect for daytime and a lot easier to master on your own.
A huge salad! There’s seriously nothing better than sitting down to a giant bowl of greens and colorful vegetables. Since different colors represent different nutrients it’s so important to have a variety.
FOR ULTRA-GLAMOROUS EFFECT:
Add some false lashes and some NCLA nail wraps
. These two things pull any look together and instantly add more polish. I especially love the lashes from Georgie Beauty
I live for almost nude shades. Babette by Lime Crime is perfect for this look as it’s not too pink or too brown. Prime your lips with a good moisturizing lip balm, add the lipstick, and top with some gloss. Remember to blot! This makes a huge difference in how your color looks.
My teasing brush! I have this adorable, vintage style, mint green teasing brush that my best friend (and hair stylist!) gave me. There’s a reason these brushes are still around - everyone needs them! They help add volume to straight hair styles. I also love to tease random sections when my hair is wavy to help add more volume and texture all over.
WEIRDEST BEAUTY SECRET:
Cornstarch can be used in so many ways. It’s a great dry shampoo (add unsweetened cocoa powder or cinnamon to adjust the color), and can also be used to set your makeup if needed. You can also sprinkle some in your shoes to keep your feet from slipping around in your new wedges and to keep blisters away in your new flats that you’re breaking in.
TO GET CLEAN, I PREFER…
A nice hot shower. I do love baths, but if we’re talking clean… Nothing beats a good shower. Especially with a nice shower head.
IN THE SHOWER I KEEP:
Too many products! Right now I have 6 types of face wash, 4 different shampoos, 5 different conditioners, 2 deep treatments, shaving cream, 2 types of shower gel, and my razor.
I WASH MY HAIR…
About twice a week. I use the Love + Salt spray from Olivine Atelier to help it go longer between washes without getting greasy or looking flat. The longer it’s been since my last wash the more compliments I get on my hair. So it seems to work!
ON MY BEDSIDE TABLE…
A water bottle! I refill it each night before bed and often wake up thirsty in the night or in the morning. It’s so important to make sure that you’re always hydrated.
MY BEAUTY SLEEP RITUAL:
First I remove my makeup each night with either a eye makeup remover and Vitamin E oil from Trader Joe’s. Then I wash my face, use a toner to remove any dirt I missed, apply my Pelle Beauty serum
, and moisturizer over the top. Then I put my hair in a messy bun on the top of my head and spray it with Love + Salt spray.
ONCE A WEEK…
I love to do a manicure, pedicure, and face mask. I think it’s so important to carve out “me” time for these self-care rituals. The busier you are the more important it is!
AFTER A LONG NIGHT OR ROUGH WEEKEND…
I need a good green juice! The more vegetables the better! It really helps to revive and reboot my system.
ON LITTLE SLEEP I RELY ON…
A good concealer! Pacifica makes an under eye brightener that’s amazing for late nights. I apply it over my foundation and then blend with my Beauty Blender. Trust me. No one will know you only got 4 or 5 hours of rest!
THE PRODUCT THAT CHANGED MY SKIN:
The entire Sibu Beauty skincare line. My skin has seriously never been in better shape or looked better since I started using it!
FOR GLOWING SKIN:
Use Pelle Beauty’s Luxe serum
before you apply any of your makeup. Then mix a liquid luminizer into your foundation for an all over dewy effect. After you apply your makeup, use a highlighting powder on the tops of your cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose, and on your cupid’s bow. It makes such a difference.
THE WORST BEAUTY ADVICE I EVER HEARD:
To use liquid liner to fill in your brows. I can’t remember where I heard this but… No. Even if it’s brown liner. Just don’t do it!
Smile when you’re applying your makeup! Something about it always makes me feel more confident about what I’m wearing and the amount I’m wearing. I don’t go overboard. It helps you see that your natural beauty is already there and you need to let that shine through.