Petite Histoire Envie Desoir Perfume Oil Review

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Today I’ve reviewing the Envie Desoir Perfume Oil from Petite Histoire that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

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Violet glistens while gentle rose dances in soft rain. Powdery orris is the quiet, cool whisper of Paris.

Top: Bergamot, Angelica Seed
Middle: Rose, Orris, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, Ambrette

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir

This is a beautiful perfume oil, delicately floral, without being overly “flowery” due to the sandalwood and ambrette base notes. I love the violet notes. Sadly it does not last very long on me – but perfume oils rarely last a long time on my skin. I really like it though, and have been reapplying when the scent vanishes.

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir

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Disclosure: This came in my Peit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

 

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Radiance Toner from Derma E Essentials that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

This alcohol-free, exfoliating, beauty toner helps to tone, tighten and brighten for a soft, smooth and luminous appearance.

Enriched with: Glycolic Acid: helps to reveal brighter, fresher skin, Rooibos: helps to detox encouraging healthy skin, Rosehip Extract: helps to brighten and rejuvenate skin

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

I love toners, and I love that this is an alcohol free formula. I was surprised that this acid toner was so gentle on my sensitive skin. No stinging! It gently exfoliates and brightens my skin.

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Purified Water, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist® Bio-1), Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Pinus Pinaster (Pycnogenol®) Bark Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract*, Allantoin, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natural Fragrance Oils. 

Derma E Essentials Radiance Toner

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Blemish Clearing Serum from Juice Beauty that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

Reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with willow bark, salicylic acid and organic fruit acids; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion. Clears while hydrates.

  • Reduces breakouts & clears clogged pores with beta hydroxy salicylic acid and naturally derived willow bark.
  • Evens skin tone and texture with organic lemon & apple fruit acids.
  • Helps renew the skin with Vitamin C.
  • Fights free radicals with antioxidant Vitamins B5 & E.
  • Creates a smoother looking appearance with CoQ10.
  • Hydrates & soothes with organic aloe and green & white tea.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

The Blemish Clearing Serum can be used all over, or as a spot treatment. Since my skin only gets the occasional breakout (usually stress or hormone related), I only used it for spot treatments. It reduces the inflammation of a blemish, and helps it to heal quicker. And it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, vegetable glycerin, sclerotium gum, algin, salix alba (willow bark extract), allantoin, decyl glucoside, panthenol (Vitamin B5), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), tocopherol (Vitamin E), salvia officinalis (sage leaf oil), ubiquinone (CoQ10), saccharum officinarum (sugar cane juice), organic botanical extracts of camellia sinensis (organic white tea leaf extract)*, camellia oleifera (organic green tea extract)*, lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract)*, chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract)*, melissa officinalis (lemon balm leaf extract), algae extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, lavandula angustifolia (lavender)* and Boswellia serrata (frankincense)* pure essential oils *certified organic

Have you tried this serum? What do you use for breakouts?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Honua Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Pa’akai Cleansing Cream from Honua Hawaiian Skincare that came in my August Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

Cleansing Hawaiian salt and antioxidant rich hibiscus combine to create a gentle daily cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Seaweed extract works to strengthen and renew the skin, while accelerating the natural skin repair process. The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is great for all skin types.

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is super gentle, with a very faint rose scent. It is geared for all skin types, and as someone with sensitive skin, I can see this working for just about anyone (unless you have a sensitivity / allergy to one of the ingredients). My skin feels clean, hydrated and smooth after using.

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Pure Vitalized & Coconut Water (Aqua), Organic Rose (Rosa damascena) Hydrosol, Organic Witch Hazel Water (Hamamelis virginiana), Wild Harvested Seaweed Extract (Fucus vesiculosis), Hibiscus (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Co2, Honua Pa’akai (Hawaiian Salt) Organic Herbal Oil Infusions of Rose Petals (Rosa damascena), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Chamomile Flowers(Matricaria recutita), Calendula Blossoms (Calendula officinalis), Comfrey Leaf & Root (Symphytum officinale) & Rosehips Seeds (Rosa mosqueta) in Organic High Oleic Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) & Sesame (Sesame indicum), Sorbitan Olivate, Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis), Organic Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Lecithin, Organic Gromwell Root CO2 (Lithospermum erythrorhizon), Sage (Salvia officinalis) & Organic Rosemary Antioxidants (Rosmarinus officinalis), *Lactobacillus Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract and *Sodium Anisate *New Green Beauty Approved Preservative System

Honua Pa'akai Cleansing Cream

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lengthening Organic Mascara from Harvest Natural Beauty that came in my August Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

Thicken and lengthen each lash with this nontoxic, vegan, 100% natural and organic mascara. Infused with conditioning organics and Vitamin E, this unique formula is smudge proof and water resistant. Free from artificial colors, preservatives and fragrances making it ideal for sensitive eyes.

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

This mascara is available in two shades black and brown – I received the shade black.

I admit to being so very picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette. I curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. And I have sensitive eyes that eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (ideally waterproof) or else I’ll be in a huge mess!

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

The brush is a fairly standard bristle, not too small and not too large, easy to apply to the inner and outer lash corners.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Harvest Natural Beauty’s Lengthening Organic Mascara do?

1. waterproof – the formula is fairly water resistant, not waterproof, +3/4 point

2. smudge-proof – Mostly smudgeproof, but if my eyes are super watery, I will get a little under-eye smudging. +3/4 point

3. non-flaking / non-clumping – I didn’t experience any flaking, and if I clean off the end of the wand before use, clumping is minimal with careful application.  +3/4

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) – the formula is a nice deep, dark black, +1 point

5. volumizing – the formula is for lengthening, but it was surprisingly volumizing, +3/4 point

6. must hold a curl – It holds a curl ok, but not amazingly well for my lashes. But it didn’t cause them to droop, +1/2 point

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes, +1

Overall I would give this mascara a score of 5.5, out of 7. I like it, but it isn’t a holy grail for me, mainly due to my watery eyes and stick straight lashes – if they make a waterproof formulation, it would probably score a 7 for me! If you don’t have an issue with watery eyes, it would probably work amazingly well for you.

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water (Aqua), *Chamomile Hydrosol (Matricaria Recutita), *Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica (CI 77019), *Coffea Arabica (Coffee Powder), *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Powder, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Extract, *Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis Flower Extract, *Hydrastis Canadensis Root Extract, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Vanilla Planifolia, [+/- May Contain]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 7749, CI 77492). *Certified Organic Ingredients

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box, that I pay for.

Empties August 2019

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

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Can you believe that August is already finished? It feels like the summer has gone by so quickly! I’ve managed to finish up a few more products from my stash this month – not as many as I had hoped to finish, but progress is progress.

I’ll include links to my original reviews as well as a comment on whether or not I will eventually purchase a replacement.

Let’s take a look – Bath and Body:

August 2019 Empties - Bath & Body - Lavido, Alba Botanica, Andalou Naturals

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream – this was a Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked it a lot, but the scent made the Mister sneeze every time I used it, so I probably won’t purchase a full size. Review is here.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil – This might be my second bottle of this body oil. I love it, and will buy it again eventually once I finish up a few other body products. Review is here.

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter – Another Petit Vour sample. I liked this one a lot, but I think I prefer the rose scented one more. Review is here.

Haircare:

Empties August 2019 - Hair Care - Kristin Ess, Wise Men's Care

Kristin Ess Sea Salt Air Dry Spray – I used this wave spray a lot since I purchased it last summer, it worked amazingly well for my wavy hair. I’m currently testing out another wave spray, so I don’t need to repurchase this one right now, but I probably would get this again eventually. Review is here.

Wise Men’s Care Simple & Natural Men’s Shampoo / Birch Bark Daily Shampoo – This was part of a PR package. I loved the scent of this shampoo, it is very woodsy, and gentle on the scalp. I still have the travel size of this shampoo to finish up, and a few other shampoos in my stash to use up, so no need to purchase a replacement at this time. Review is here.

Skincare:

Empties August 2019 - Skincare - Lowen's, Goldfaden MD

Lowen’s Get Toned! Vegan Facial Toner – This was from a PR package. I kept this spray toner in my fridge, and used it whenever I needed a spritz of refreshing hydration. I have at least one or two toners in my stash to finish, so I don’t need to purchase a replacement (but I would like to eventually). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel – Another Petit Vour subscription sample. I liked to wear this light gel moisturizer under sunscreen. I have so many moisturizers / creams in my stash to use up, that I really cannot purchase a replacement. Review is here.

Lowen’s Bee Local Lip Balm – This is from the same PR package as the toner. I’m a lip balm addict, so you know that I loved this! I still have two more lip balms to finish (and the Mister claimed the third one), so I don’t need to replace just yet, but I would like to before winter. Review of some of the Lowen’s lip balms is here.

Makeup:

Empties August 2019 - Makeup - Essence, Nyx

Essence I ❤ Colour Intensifying Eyeshadow Base – I had this for way too long (shamefully – since 2016), so I am decluttering it. I’ve recently gotten another shadow base / primer in a recent Petit Vour box. I’d buy this again, it works great and is super affordable. Review is here.

Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara – Another one that I had for way to long! i really liked this brow mascara and will probably buy it again eventually. I’m currently using and loving the Essence Make Me Brow, so no need to replace right now. Review is here.

Did you finish up very much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains products that I purchased myself and PR samples (all PR samples are identified).

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions August 2019

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Petit Vour August 2019

My August Petit Vour box finally arrived on  August 28th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour August 2019

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate @1.3595  my box cost me $31.27 CAD this month.

Petit Vour August 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara (.25 oz, $18 USD)

Thicken and lengthen each lash with this nontoxic, vegan, 100% natural and organic mascara. Infused with conditioning organics and Vitamin E, this unique formula is smudge proof and water resistant. Free from artificial colors, preservatives and fragrances making it ideal for sensitive eyes.

Petit Vour August 2019

Hopefully this mascara will actually work for my sensitive eyes that easily water. I will have to test it out over the next couple of days!

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream (sample size 1 oz – $12 USD, travel size 2 oz – $24 USD, full size 4 oz – $42 USD)

Cleansing Hawaiian salt and antioxidant rich hibiscus combine to create a gentle daily cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Seaweed extract works to strengthen and renew the skin, while accelerating the natural skin repair process. The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is great for all skin types.

Petit Vour August 2019

This cleanser sounds perfect for me, I can’t wait to test this one out!

Derma E Essential Radiance Toner (sample size 1oz – $2.50 USD, full size 6 oz – $15 USD)

This alcohol-free, exfoliating, beauty toner helps to tone, tighten and brighten for a soft, smooth and luminous appearance. Enriched with: Glycolic Acid: helps to reveal brighter, fresher skin. Rooibos: helps to detox encouraging healthy skin. Rosehip Extract: helps to brighten and rejuvenate skin.

Petit Vour August 2019

Oooh, I love toners, and haven’t tried this one yet, but it sounds like it will be fab!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum (sample size 1oz – $15 USD, full size 60 ml $30 USD)

Reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with willow bark, salicylic acid and organic fruit acids; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion. Clears while hydrates.

Petit Vour August 2019

I will probably only use this as a spot treatment for occasional breakouts, as my skin is not prone to major breakouts.

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir Perfume Oil (sample vial .03 oz / 1 ml – $5 USD, full size .37 oz / 11 ml – $65 USD)

Violet glistens while gentle rose dances in soft rain. Powdery orris is the quiet, cool whisper of Paris.

Top: Bergamot, Angelica Seed
Middle: Rose, Orris, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, Ambrette

Petit Vour August 2019

This perfume oil sounds like something I will love – I hope that it works with my body chemistry!

Petit Vour August 2019

This month’s box is worth $52.50 USD which works out to $71.37 CAD! I really think this month’s box looks awesome and I can’t wait to test everything out and let you know what I think of it all. Reviews to follow as soon as I try everything out.

What do you think of this month’s Petit Vour box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Review

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Today I have a review of the Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel from Essence Cosmetics – I purchased it to replace the Nyx Tinted Brow Mascara that I was using previously. [info in italics taken from the Essence website].

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raise your brows! this tinted gel formula contains tiny fibers that fills in gaps to create fuller, more defined eyebrows. the perfectly sized fiber brush shapes and tames to brow perfection

Essence Make Me Brow - Browny Brows

This tinted brow gel is available in three shades (blondy brows, browny brows and soft browny brows) – I purchased the shade browny brows.

Essence Make Me Brow - Browny Brows

Make Me Brow has a small spoolie for quick and easy application. The brow gel is long wearing and doesn’t make my brows feel hard or crunchy. It also works well when combined with a brow pencil.

Do you use a brow gel / brow mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Maui Moisture Colour Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of a shampoo and conditioner set from Maui Moisture that has been in my stash for a little while –  Colour Protection + Sea Minerals. I’ve been using it for around 6 weeks now, so I think it’s finally time for a review! [info in italics taken from the Maui Moisture website]

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

Inspired by the ocean, dive deep into hydration with our Maui Moisture Colour Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo [and Conditioner]. Infused with sea minerals, algae, and sea kelp, this blend, free from silicones, parabens, SLS, gluten, and vegan friendly, is sure to help hair colour stay as vibrant as your inner mermaid with a healthy-looking glow and moisturized strands.

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

This shampoo and conditioner duo is great for my wavy, colour-treated hair. My colour seems to fade less quickly with using them – always a good thing. The shampoo cleans without stripping, and lathers really well for a sulfate-free formula. The conditioner does a great job to hydrate my hair without making it feel waxy or heavy. The scent is really nice, I can’t quite figure out what it smells like, but I like it – it is fresh smelling (and thankfully not over-scented).

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!