The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Review

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Today I have a review of an antioxidant serum from The Ordinary – the Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%. [info in italics taken from The Ordinary] This is one of the products from my haul in late October.


This formula combines very high concentrations of two of the most powerful and important antioxidants in skincare: Resveratrol and Ferulic Acid. Resveratrol is a natural phenol found in several plants and our pure source is 100% derived from Japanese Knotweed. Ferulic Acid is a high-potency phytochemical antioxidant found naturally in walls of plant cells. 

Skincare formulations generally incorporate Resveratrol at 1% or less and Ferulic Acid at 0.5% or less. This formula contains each at 3%, an exceptionally high concentration. 

The Ordinary Reversatrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%


Apply alone or after water-based serums, before oils or heavier creams. Alternatively, mix with other treatments to enhance their antioxidant capacity significantly. 

The Ordinary Reversatrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%

I’ve tested this out on its own, with my Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (review is here), and with various moisturizers. This is one of those products where a little goes a long way. The first time I used it, I applied way too much and it just never seemed to fully absorb into my skin!

The Ordinary Reversatrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3%

I mainly use the R3F3 serum with my Vitamin C serum – it seems to help boost the brightening effect and helps deal with fine lines. If you layer your skincare, keep in mind the application order or else it won’t absorb well.

As an added plus, it doesn’t have a scent!

The Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% sells for $7.90 CAD (for 30ml).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this, and my opinion is very much my own.

Weekly Recap Dec 4th to 10th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up!

Monday, December 4th – November 2017 Empties

Nov 2017 Empties

Wednesday, December 6th – Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Maui Moisture Agave

Friday, December 8th – Petit Vour Unboxing and First Impressions (November 2017)

Petit Vour Nov 2017

It snowed overnight, and is snowing again now. I think we will be buying our Christmas tree today and start decorating.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog post for disclosures.

November 2017 Petit Vour Unboxing

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My November Petit Vour box arrived this week, so I thought I would share my unboxing and first impressions with you. Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out.

Petit Vour Nov 2017

Let’s take a closer look shall we…

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser ($15 USD)

Petit Vour Nov 2017

I love skincare products, so I was super happy to see a nice sized deluxe sample facial cleanser – especially one that I have not tried before.

Lily Lolo Makeup Setting Spray ($18 USD)

Petit Vour Nov 2017

Another brand that I’ve been curious about trying. I’ve never used a makeup setting spray before, so I’m looking forward to trying this one out.

Metta Coconut Lip Balm ($14 USD)

Petit Vour Nov 2017

This looks like a really great quality lip balm and I am a lip balm addict, but I cannot deal with the scent of coconut, so I’m going to be gifting this to someone who will use it.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath and Shower Oil (sample size price not listed, I would guess based on the cost of the full size, with approximately $4 USD)

Petit Vour Nov 2017

The information card lists My Daughter’s Fragrances My Wild Perfume at $2.50 USD for the sample. I was a little disappointed not the get the perfume sample because it sounds like something I would like with violets, pink pepper, juniper berry, vanilla, atlas cedar, sandalwood, vetiver and guaiac wood. But the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil sounds lovely as it is rosemary, lavender and ginger – can’t wait to try it out!

Petit Vour Nov 2017

Total value of box (with my estimate of the value of the bath and shower oil) is $51 USD – the box costs me $23 USD which at the current exchange rate that I paid works out to be $30 CAD, so the box is worth $66.50 CAD.

Reviews to follow once I’d had a chance to try everything out!

Overall, I’m happy with this month’s Petit Vour box, even though I’m passing the lip balm to someone else.

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription!

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Review

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Today I have a review of the Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo and Conditioner from Maui Moisture. I’ve been using this for about 7 or 8 weeks now.


Maui Moisture Agave

I’ve previously tested out the Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk and the Heal & Hydrate + Shea Butter sets (here and here). All info in italics is taken from the Maui Moisture website.

MauiMoisture Agave4

This velvety shampoo [and creamy conditioner] is infused with rich agave, hibiscus and pineapple extract. It’s gentle enough for the most fragile strands while helping to increase elasticity and helps strands resist breakage. Your hair is left tangle free with a healthy shine.

To be honest, the main reason why I purchased this set was because I really liked the scent – I love the combination of the agave, hibiscus and pineapple – it is mildly scented and not at all overpowering or sickly!

MauiMoisture Agave5

Although I do colour my hair, it is not particularly damaged, but it is prone to dryness at the ends, tangles and frizz. I like my shampoo and conditioner to make my hair feel clean, soft / hydrated, and help keep it shiny. This shampoo and conditioner set is working well to tame my thick, wavy hair –  my hair looks and feels super healthy right now, and my ends aren’t as dry as usual.

Have you tried any of the shampoos / conditioners from Maui Moisture? Which one is your fave? If not, what is your current favourite shampoo / conditioner?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

November 2017 Empties

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I’m slowly working my way through my stash and using up various bits and pieces. I didn’t finish up as many products as I had hoped, but progress is progress.

Nov 2017 Empties

Lets take a closer look at what I finished, and whether or not I would re-purchase.


Nov 2017 Empties

Eyeko Black Magic Mascara – This came in an Ipsy GlamBag, originally reviewed here. I had mixed feelings about this mascara when I first got it because despite it being fairly smudge proof, it didn’t hold a curl very well for me. This is not the mascara for me.

Beaute Basics Travel Face Blender – Another Ipsy GlamBag item, reviewed here. This sponge is too hard. I had hoped that I could make this little blending sponge work but I’ve tried washing it a million times and it just never softened up. Way too hard for facial use, not for me.

Bath and Body:

Nov 2017 Empties

Joik Luxurious Rose Bathmilk – I bought this in August when we were visiting Estonia, the original review is here. I’m sad that this one is finished, as I absolutely loved this bath milk – it is skin softening and gloriously rose scented! I would re-purchase this one again – but until I clear out more of my stash, it will go on my wishlist.


Nov 2017 Empties

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Incredible Pumpkin Peel* – Another one that I’m sad to have finished, review is here. This was a great pumpkin based facial mask / peel. If you like pumpkin, then this one is for you. If you have sensitive skin like me, it will probably tingle when you apply it (always do a patch test to make sure it is a pleasant tingle and not a melt your face off tingle). I’m currently using another pumpkin based facial mask, so I don’t need to re-purchase this right away, but again, it is on my wishlist.

Consonant DHE Mask – This was a gift from Stashy, and it just might be the best clay based mask that I’ve ever used, original review is here. It detoxifies, hydrates and exfoliates. I’ll be purchasing this facial mask very soon since I can’t imagine life without it!

Nov 2017 Empties

Cougar Beauty Snake Superfood Booster Serum* – Original review is here. I never did do a long term check in review of this serum after using it for 8 weeks, but I think that this works similar to the way that a lip plumper works – giving a temporary topical effect on the skin. I have other products in my stash that seem to have a longer lasting effect on fine lines so I won’t be purchasing a replacement.

Hylamide High-Efficiency Face Cleaner – This super gentle cleanser is somewhere between a oil cleanser and a micellar water, originally reviewed here. It is great at removing makeup, and even put a good dent in my super waterproof mascara! I plan buy this one again once I use up another cleanser in my stash.

Have you finished up many products this month?

Disclosure: Products marked with an * are PR samples. The rest have either been purchased by me, or gifted from a friend. My opinion is my own, as always!

Weekly Recap Nov 27th to Dec 3rd

*PR Samples*

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Just a recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up!

Tuesday, Nov 28th * Monthly Watch Club Review


Wednesday, Nov 29th * Reminder – Smile Brilliant Giveaway Extended to Dec 5th

If you haven’t entered the giveaway yet, please do!

Smile Brilliant Review

Thursday, Nov 30th * GummiBands Hair Cords Review


Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR Samples, however my opinion is very much my own.