Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Atmosphere Protection Cream from Osea that came in my May Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

For Whom: Normal, Dry, Combo + Sensitive Skin

The natural emollient properties of seaweed give this cream a uniquely light and silky texture. Vitamin E strengthens collagen and increases elasticity.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

This facial cream is so good, really hydrating but at the same time, feels very lightweight. The finish is weirdly matte yet silky – and it works amazingly well as a primer for foundation!

I’ve been using this moisturizer daily since my Petit Vour box arrived, and I really love this one. It absorbs quickly, it is non-greasy and plays nicely with sunscreen and makeup!

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Algae Extract*, Coco Caprylate/Caprate (Vegetable Glycerides), Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*, Sorbitan Olivate (Emulsifier From Olive Oil), Cetearyl Glucoside (Corn & Coconut Glucolipid), Butyrospermum (Shea Butter)​ Parkii​*​, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed (Jojoba) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calendula Extract, L-Lysine Lauroyl Methionine (Amino Acid From Plants), Xanthan Gum, Laminaria Algae Extract, ​​Ginkgo Bil​oba​ ​Leaf Extract, ​​Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium (Geranium) Graveolens, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Natural Smectite Clay), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Glycine *Certified Organic Ingredient

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

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

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (longest name ever) from Suntegrity. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

  • Vitamin C + E – antioxidant protection that feeds & nourishes the skin
  • Peptides visibly reduce the signs of aging and provide an overall smoothing effect
  • Non-Nano Zinc Oxide provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection
  • Melanin (from non-GMO corn) protects the skin from damaging blue/violet light
  • Hyaluronic Acid provides long lasting hydration
  • Environmental Shield – protects against pollutants and allergens while preserving skin’s natural barrier function

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received the lightest shade Ivory.

I’ve previously tried and reviewed a sample of the 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen (Tinted) in the shade Fair back in 2015 (review is here), which worked great on its own, but didn’t play nicely with other makeup (concealer, powder, highlighter, and blush), so I was hoping that this new tinted SPF product would work better for me.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Shadewise, Ivory is a perfect match for my face right now, but will likely be too light by mid-summer.

I found that this tinted sunscreen worked best if I applied it over moisturizer as the matte finish was a little too drying for my skin if applied without moisturizing first. I think that it would work really well for normal to oily skin (my skin is currently normal to very slightly dry right now).

And most importantly, the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen played nicely with my concealer and other makeup!

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

 

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub Review

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

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Today I have a review of the Sensitive Skin Face Scrub from BKind, a Montreal company. This scrub came in my May Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

The cranberry seeds and hibiscus face scrub has been created for your skin to be softly exfoliated and hugely moisturized at the same time.  Perfect for sensitive or dry skin: this face scrub will leave your skin smooth, glowing and moisturized. 

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

This is a super gentle facial scrub, the exfoliating bits are very fine and do not irritate my sensitive skin. The base of this scrub is very hydrating as well. My skin feels so smooth and soft after using – I really like this one!

BKind Face Scrub Sensitive Skin

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Pumice, Hydrated Silica, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Powder, Clay, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Powder, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil.

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

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream Review

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Today I have a review of the Thera Intensive Foot Cream from Lavido that came in my May Petit Vour box. [info in italic taken from the Petit Vour website]

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream

This ultra hydrating foot cream is formulated with the aromatic Achillea plant and purifying oils like distilled myrtle and Organic Tea Tree. Serves to moisturize and repair chafed skin as well as purify and prevent foot odor. Leaves skin soft, supple and energized.

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream

This is a super hydrating foot cream, with a glycerin base. The scent is mild and herbal, not over scented – which I like.

It is long wearing, hours after I applied it to my feet, they still felt soft. I can’t really comment on how it works with chafed skin, but I can imagine that it would work well just by how this foot cream feels on the skin (and by looking at all of the skin friendly ingredients listed below).

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Synthetic Beeswax, Glycerin, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, *Tritcum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Potassium Sorbate, *Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Oil, *Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, **Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Achillea Millefolium Oil, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, *Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Sodium PCA, **Linalool, **Citral. | *Certified Organic Ingredients, ** Made from natural essential oil

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

 

 

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions May 2019

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My May Petit Vour box finally arrived, and I’ve managed to unbox and photograph it this morning. 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. [all info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour May2019

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 @ 1.3830 my box cost me $31.81 CAD this month.

Petit Vour May2019

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

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (sample size 0.25oz $7 USD, full size 2oz $55 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received Ivory. In the summer, I tend to wear very little makeup, and when I do, it is more likely to be either a tinted sunscreen, or a BB Cream with SPF – so I look forward to trying this one out.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream (full size 2oz $48 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application. For Whom: Normal, Dry, Combo + Sensitive Skin. The natural emollient properties of seaweed give this cream a uniquely light and silky texture. Vitamin E strengthens collagen and increases elasticity.

This moisturizer sounds great – lightweight and hydrating. Can’t wait to start testing it out! This is a full size product. I like that it can also be used as a primer.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub (sample size  15g $9 USD, full size 48g $25 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

The cranberry seeds and hibiscus face scrub has been created for your skin to be softly exfoliated and hugely moisturized at the same time. 

Perfect for sensitive or dry skin: this face scrub will leave your skin smooth, glowing and moisturized. 

A scrub for sensitive skin, hello! Can’t wait to try this one out! And, they’re Montreal based.

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream (sample size 30ml $7 USD, full size $28 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

This ultra hydrating foot cream is formulated with the aromatic Achillea plant and purifying oils like distilled myrtle and Organic Tea Tree. Serves to moisturize and repair chafed skin as well as purify and prevent foot odor. Leaves skin soft, supple and energized.

Since the weather is hopefully finally warming up, I’ll be living in sandals, so a good foot cream is always a useful product!

Petit Vour May2019

Total value of this month’s box is $71 USD which works out to be $98.19 CAD. I’m super happy with this month’s box!

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Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription.

Empties May 2019

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Another month has just zipped by, and I was fairly successful at using up a bunch of things! As always, I’ll link to any reviews, and let you know if I plan to repurchase (right away, or eventually) or not at all. This is a long one!

Empties May 2019 / Makeup Declutter

Skincare Empties:

Empties May 2019

 

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream – (Petit Vour) I really liked this eye cream, hydrating but not greasy, and most importantly it did not irritate my sensitive eyes. I have at least one or more eye creams to use up right now, so no plans to purchase a full size at this time. Review is here.

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner – (Petit Vour) I liked this toner once I changed the spray nozzle, but prefer rose based ones, so I won’t be buying a full size. Review is here.

Lowen’s You Sure Clean Up Nice Face & Body Wash – (PR gifted) It was such a lovely and gentle face and body cleanser (great for travel). This is going on my wishlist as I have more cleansers in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Drunk Elephant Mini Protini Polypeptide Cream & Mini Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser – (Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift) I really liked both the cleanser and cream in this kit a lot, and will be adding both to my wishlist as I am still working my way through my skincare stash. Review is here.

Lauren B Beauty Reparative Cuticle Oil – (Petit Vour) I really liked this one for winter as my cuticles (and hands) get so dry. I have another cuticle balm in my stash to use up, so I don’t need to replace at this time. Review is here.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum – (Petit Vour) I absolutely loved this serum, and I’ll likely get a full size very soon – I think my serum stash is nearly cleared out. Review is here.

Hair, bath and body:

Empties May 2019

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Body Lotion – (Petit Vour) Super hydrating and smells glorious! Going on the wishlist, as I have a few more body lotions to use up. Review is here.

EVOLVH Ultimate Styling Lotion – (Petit Vour) I love this styling lotion, and have another one in my stash already that was PR gifted in the Love Your Curls Discovery Kit. Great for enhancing waves or curls without a crunchy feeling, just soft and frizz-free hair. Review is here.

Natura Siberica Polar Blueberry Beauty Shower Gel (gift from my Estonian in-laws when we visited Tallinn, Estonia) I loved this shower gel and I’m sad that it is finished! I can’t easily replace this, but I would if I could! Review is here.

Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle & Grapefruit Body Oil – (Petit Vour) This was a great body oil even though honeysuckle does not work well with my body chemistry. I’d like to try this body oil in a different scent. Review is here.

Makeup Declutter:

Empties May 2019 / Makeup Declutter

Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel from a Brow Genius Kit – This is ancient (pre-historic even), I found it buried in my makeup stash, the gel has become solid, so I couldn’t use it if I wanted to! This was never reviewed as I got it years before I started blogging.

Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Lip in Man Eater – This is more than two years old, and the texture has gone off, so it is time to get rid of it. This was such a beautiful rose gold liquid lipstick. The shade is still available, so perhaps I’ll eventually replace it! Review is here.

Whew, that is a lot of empties! Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This blog post contains products purchased by me, family gifts, and PR gifted items. Each product is disclosed above. My opinion is my own whether purchased, gifted, or PR gifted.

Summer Body Care Essentials

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The spring weather has finally arrived in Montreal, so I was thinking about my summer body care essentials – besides the obvious one of sunscreen (recently reviewed here).

Summer Body Care Essentials

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil (or the Body Cream) for skin hydration (reviewed here and here). I love both the body oil and the cream for year ’round use.

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub for exfoliating (reviewed here). This was gifted to me, but I will be buying a replacement as soon as I use it up because it is so good!

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion to give me a natural looking bit of colour to my ghost pale skin (reviewed here). This is one of the few self tanners that I’ve tried that looks natural on me.

Summer Body Care Essentials

What are your summer body care essentials?

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Disclosure: Post contains one PR gifted product, identified above.

Quo Blending Sponge Review

Quo Blending Sponge

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Today I have a little review of the Blending Sponge from Quo – a brand that is carried at Pharmaprix / Shopper’s Drug Mart. I needed to replace both of my makeup sponges, but figured that I would just buy one first to see how I liked it. [info in italics taken from the Shopper’s Drug Mart Beauty Boutique website]

Quo Blending Sponge

Blend your way to a flawless finish with this latex-free sponge. It enables precision application of cream and liquid foundations especially around nose and eye area.

Quo Blending Sponge

I’ve never tried the official Beauty Blender, so I can’t comment on how the Quo Blending Sponge compares, but I have tried and reviewed sponges from Real Techniques and Crown Brush

The Quo Blending Sponge is very soft, yet bouncy. I’ve mainly been using this blending sponge for concealer – both for my under eye and anywhere I need some extra coverage. I like the pointed end for blending out my Becca Brightening Under Eye concealer.

Quo Blending Sponge

The price was good too – less than $10 CAD! All in all, I really like this one!

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Covergirl Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the fairly new Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara from Covergirl. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website]

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

With COVERGIRL’s NEW Exhibitionist volumizing mascara, lashes are full and defined after only one coat. Our volumizing mascara formula glides smoothly onto lashes. Get soft lashes with no flaking or smudging. Show-stopping volume Lashes are full and defined after only one coat Formula glides smoothly onto lashes – soft lashes, no flaking, no smudging 

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I am 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 so I curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. And, my eyes are quite sensitive. Add to that the fact that my eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof) or else I’ll be in a huge mess!

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Covergirl’s Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point, no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 point, no flaking or clumping!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 point, this mascara is super mega black (yay!)

5. volumizing +3/4 point,  I got decent volume but not amazing volume with one coat, two coats gives better volume, but for daily wear, I tend to stick to one coat.

6. must hold a curl +3/4 point, it held a curl for me pretty well (but not awesomely well), and no droopy lashes.

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

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

So out of 7 points, I would give this one a solid 6.5!

Have you tried this mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this mascara!