Sothys Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask Review

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Today I have a review of one of the new products from the Sothys nO2ctuelle Range that was sent to me from Sothys Canada and Poz Pub Inc. The newnO2ctuelle  range is targeted for nighttime usage. [info in italics taken from the Sothys Canada press release]

Sothys nO2ctuelle Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask

Lack of sleep, hectic lifestyle and daily aggression, put a strain on skin every day. Sothys tackles this problem with its night range, which takes visible action to counter environmental factors of ageing.

Because there is twice as much cellular renewal activity at night than during the day, Sothys developed a trio of winning products, to help the skin erase the visible signs of daytime damage caused by the environment, and visible work against premature skin ageing.

Sothys nO2ctuelle Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask

The line includes the Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream ($109.50 CAD), the Relaxing Pillow Mist ($34.50 CAD) and the Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask ($62.50 CAD for eight 4ml masks).

Sothys nO2ctuelle Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask

A little bit about the Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask:

A formula packed with stabilized anti-ageing vitamin C plant extracts from oxygen-like nasturtium and active ingredients to capture light and promote skin wellness.

Ideally, apply 1 to 2 times per week instead of your usual cream and leave on the face and neck for 10 minutes. A new beauty routine and a first step toward letting go with a subtle fragrance that beckons sleep. A trifecta of citrus fruits are layered over a base of cedar and musk.

With vitamin C, nasturtium, chaste tree and lindera extracts, the Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask reduces the signs of ageing with a smoothing effect you can see from the first application. It requires a specific massage to improve its benefits: apply it with flattened palms to relaxing pressure points form the forehead to the base of the neck. Skin is visibly replenished and relieved from fatigue when you awaken.

Sothys nO2ctuelle Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask

I was able to get several uses from each of the mask packs that I received. Each time I used the Chrono-Destressing Sleeping Mask I woke up with glowing and smooth skin! I do wish that I had more packages of the sleeping mask, so I could test it out for a longer period of time!

Scent-wise it is very spa-like with its citrus, and cedar blend. I really cannot smell the musk (thankfully, as I don’t enjoy musk scents). The scent is very mild and disappears as the mask soaks into the skin. The fragrance did not trigger any sensitive skin reactions for me.

Sothys is available at institutes and spas across Canada (and worldwide).

I’ve previously reviewed some makeup from Sothys Fall Winter 2017 Collection (here) and their Crème Jeunesse / Youth Cream (here) if you want to check it out.

Disclosure: PR Samples from Sothys Canada / Poz Pub Inc, however my opinion (and sensitive skin) is very much my own.

I’m back!

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I’m back from my mini vacation, and the blog will return to its regular content on Friday. I was in Nova Scotia with the Mister to visit my parents, and attend my cousin’s wedding.

Where my parents live, there are beautiful trails and lots of deer – we came upon two in someone’s yard snacking on the trees and shrubs. These were taken from across the road so not as to scare them away:

Deer - Nova Scotia

Deer - Nova Scotia

Walking trails - Nova Scotia

Here’s a panoramic shot from the top of the lighthouse at Masstown Market:

Panoramic shot, lighthouse at Masstown Market

I had planned on keeping up with all of your blogs – reading and commenting, but failed at this, so I’ve loads to catch up on.

Have a beautiful day!

 

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena Perfume Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Cyrena Perfume Oil from Vert Mont Perfumery that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the card that came with the perfume oil]

CYRENA. Mischievous Mermaid, Sovereign Princess, or Queen? Embrace your inner riches & shine! Gardenia & Magnolia Grandiflora open to a Tonka glazed green Cacao & Pink Peppercorn heart, finishing with a leathery Labdanum Amber.

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena

This is such a cool looking perfume oil – it looks almost like a lava lamp due to the cacao absolute. You have to shake the perfume up before each use!

Perfume oils don’t normally last very long on my skin – but this one really lasts!

I find it to be a very complex scent, and very difficult to describe how it smells to my nose. It is floral without being flowery, the cacao and pink peppercorn warm it up, and the amber makes it earthy, yet mildly powdery. Hopefully that makes sense!

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena

On the Petit Vour website it is listed at $35 USD for 10ml.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

My next blog post will be on Wednesday, July 18th – I’m taking a small break, but I’ll still be reading and commenting during my break.

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

MUN Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner Review

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Today I have a review of the MUN Anarose Hydrating Toner that came in my June Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Mun Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner

Hydrate, soften and balance skin’s pH with this Japanese inspired toner.

Mun Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner

Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner offers an essential step to balance the skin’s pH after cleansing. Bulgarian Rosewater instantly soothes even the most sensitive skin while Hyaluronic acid firms and provides long-lasting hydration. Willow Bark Extract contains natural salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells for a healthy glow and prepares the skin to receive nutrients. Goji Berry Extract helps reduce free radical damage and provides anti-aging benefits. A combination of Rose, Jasmine and Daisy Extracts recreates the velvety sensation of petals on your skin. This toner has a pH range of 4.5-5. Effective for all skin types.

MUN Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner

I love hydrating toner mists / facial mists – especially when they are rose based! This is super gentle and soothing on my sensitive skin. And of course, smells glorious!

I like to keep my facial toners / mists in the fridge for refreshing and hydrating my skin on hot days.

The full size is listed at $65 USD on the Petit Vour site – the bottle is 3.38 oz / 100 ml.

MUN Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Rose Water*, Aloe Leaf Juice*, Prickly Pear Stem Extract, Goji Berry Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Willow Bark Extract* (Natural Salicylic Acid), Rose Flower Extract, Jasmine Flower Extract, Daisy Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin, Dehydroatic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Maltodextrin, Deionized Water. | *Certified Organic Ingredients.

What is your fave facial toner / mist?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar

Renew, revitalize and soften your skin with this cleansing bar formulated with organic, extra virgin, cold-pressed olive oil, coconut oil, and a blend of apple, lemon and aloe juices. Infused with bright citrus notes to leave skin refreshed and glowing.

  • Replenishes & deeply hydrates with organic cold-pressed, extra virgin, olive oil and coconut oil.
  • Rich in antioxidants & Vitamin E.
  • Soothes with organic aloe.
  • For all skin types.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar

At first I had thought that this was a facial cleansing bar, but it is actually a body cleansing and exfoliating bar. It is gentle on my skin, and rinses away without leaving a residue feeling and doesn’t dry my skin out.

I don’t find that it exfoliates the skin at all, but I really like this body cleansing soap despite this. The scent is apples and citrus (lemon and orange) – it is mild and not at all overpowering.

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The full size is listed at $12 USD on the Petit Vour site, and weighs 4.8 oz.

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Olea Europaea (Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil)*, Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut Oil)*, Elaeis Guineensis (Sustainably Sourced Organic Palm Oil)*, Sodium Hydroxide, Pyrus Malus (Organic Apple Juice)*, Citrus Limonum (Organic Lemon Juice)*, Vitis Vinifera (Organic White Grape Juice)*, Citrus Sinensis (Orange Oil), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Oil), Litsea Cubeba (May Chang Oil), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood Oil), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Extract) | *Certified Organic Ingredients.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

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Today I have a review of the Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask that came in my June Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics from the Petit Vour website]

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

Dr. Goldfaden’s purifying mask works to draw out dirt and pore clogging debris to reveal skin that looks clear and appears flawless. Developed to use as an overall facial mask, this powerhouse formula works to unveil a clearer-looking, radiant, even-toned complexion.

  • Leaves skin looking even and appearing balanced
  • Cleans blemish-prone skin and minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Soothes and calms appearance

On the tube itself it says that it is for oily and acne prone skin – of which I’m not really either skintype, so I decided to use this as more for spot masking.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

This mask strongly smells of camphor – my eyes watered so much when I first applied the mask to my nose and chin! I left it on for 10 minutes before washing it off – and wow, this stuff really does clear your pores!

I’m going to continue to use it for my nose and chin, and for helping to clear occasional hormonal breakouts.

The sample tube is 30ml / 0.68oz – so it is big enough to get tons of usage. The full size is listed at $65 USD, for 50ml / 1.7oz.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Deionized Water, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Colloidal Sulfur, Camphor, Salicylic Acid, Bentonite, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Strelitzia Nicolai Seed Aril Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Lecithin, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Have you tried this facial mask?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

Native Deodorant Reviews

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Today I have a review of the women’s and men’s deodorants from Native. Both myself and the Mister have been testing them out for the past two and a half weeks and I think we are ready to give our opinion on the Lavender and Rose and the Cedar and Sea Salt formulas. [info in italics taken from the Native website]

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made in the United States. We never test on animals, except humans who volunteer to test Native. Native Deodorant fights odors and wetness, and is made without aluminium.

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made with ingredients you can pronounce, and is made without parabens. We use baking soda to neutralize odors, arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and acidophilus to eliminate odor-causing fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Native Deodorant actively protects against odors, so you can remain active and confident all day long.

Both myself and the Mister made the switch from anti-perspirants to natural deodorants
a few years ago, and have tested out several different ones over the years, with varied results.
Native Deodorant
Originally I was going to review these deodorants after just one week of use, but then Montreal was hit with a major heatwave, so I decided to extend the wear testing to see how it measured up against extreme high heat and humidity.
Both the Lavender + Rose and the Cedar + Sea Salt Deodorants are mildly scented – perfect for individuals with sensitive noses.
Native Deodorant
Both myself and the Mister found that the Native Deodorants worked amazingly well, even under the extreme heat and humidity of the past week!
I found that my underarms seemed to be less wet, and the deodorant held up until washing it off the next day! I’ve never had a deodorant work so effectively and as long when it is this hot! And so far, it has not not irritated my sensitive underarm skin, even though I purchased the regular formulation (not the sensitive one).
Native Deodorant
I think I may have finally found THE ONE for me! The Mister feels the same way.
Native Deodorants are available in regular and a sensitive formulas – in classic and seasonal scents, as well as unscented versions, and cost $12 USD per stick, with free shipping to the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and the UK.
They send really cute emails when they receive your order, and when they send out the shipping confirmation email.
Native Deodorant
Have you tried this one?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!
Disclosure: I purchased this! And I’ll do it again!

 

 

 

 

 

June 2018 Empties

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I cannot believe it is July already! This month I didn’t finish up as many products as I had hoped, once again, there are so many things that are NEARLY but not quite finished.

Let’s take a look – it is only body and skincare as I haven’t continued going through and decluttering my lipsticks.

Bath and Body Empties:

Empties June 2018

Wildcraft Buff Face and Body Scrub – I love this exfoliating scrub for body use as my face is far too sensitive for this type of exfoliation. It smells like spearmint in a refreshing and non-toothpaste way! I’ll be replacing this as soon as I use up a few more things in my stash. Review is here.

Tom’s Of Maine Deodorant in Soothing Calendula – This deodorant is NOT for me. It worked great at first but it seemed that the longer that I used it, the worse that it worked for me. I’ve heard that it works amazing for some people. I’ve been trying to use this up for so long – and only using it on days that I was working from home. Review is here.

EIR NYC Sunset Oil – This came in my May Petit Vour box. I absolutely loved this body oil for when I got out of the shower. I’m hoping to find something similar but a little more budget friendly. Review is here.

Skincare Empties:

Empties June 2018

Zabana Essentials Banana and Colloidal Oatmeal Face Mask + Scrub – I really liked this facial mask that came in my May Petit Vour box. The sample pack was large enough to get at least 6 to 8 uses! I have things to use up in my stash so I won’t be buying a full size of this one right now. Review is here.

Shamanuti Pumpkin Enzyme Masque – Another Petit Vour product. This was a great mask, but I can find another, more budget friendly dupe. Again, no rush to try to find a dupe for it as I am still working my way through my stash. Review is here.

Ingenium Naturals Tsubaki Oil – This was a great multi-purpose oil. I’ve used it on my face, in my hair, and even in the bath. I have a bunch of oils to use up, so I won’t be replacing this right now. This was a PR sample. Review is here.

Andalou Naturals Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream – This was also from a Petit Vour box. The sample was small, so I could only give first impressions on this facial cream. Again, I have several things to use up in my stash so no need to buy a full size to test right now. Review is here.

Nearly Finished:

Empties June 2018

Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder – I hit pan on this last month, and it is still hanging on! Hopefully I’ll be able to finish it up in July. Review is here.

So there you have it – all the things that I’ve managed to finish this month. Not as much as I had hoped, but progress is progress. Did you finish up much this month?

Empties June 2018

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All purchased by me except for the Wildcraft Buff (gift from a friend) and the Ingenium Naturals Tsubaki Oil (PR sample).