Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum

Salvation for fragile, brittle nails that refuse to grow. This sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E and C, peptides and biotin sinks in instantly to boost natural nail growth and strength.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum

My nails grow fast, but some of my nails have weak spots, so I was pleased to see this Nail Serum in the hopes that it would help strengthen them.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum

Just before I started using this serum, I cracked the nail on my middle finger really badly at a weak spot in my nail straight down the center – OUCH! I’ve been using this Nail Growth Serum twice a day for over two weeks now, and I can say that my nails are definitely stronger!

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water (Aqua), Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, VP/VA Copolymer, PVP, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lavendula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Cananga Odorate (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Carthamus Tinctorium (Safflower) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Sodium Pca, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine Valine, Threonine, Proline, Isoleucine, Phenylalanine, Histidine, Butylene, Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Do you use a nail serum?

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

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter Review

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Giveaway Package that I won.

I recently won a giveaway prize from Rossy at Ayr Galaxy, and this was one of the many products shown above – the Essence Cosmetics Pure Nude Highlighter. You should give her a follow if you don’t already! [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

it’s like being lit from within! bring out your natural glow with this baked powder that has a slightly marbled effect. works on any skin tone and is perfect for adding a subtle shimmer to your face.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

This is a really great, budget-friendly, cruelty-free highlighter. I can see this working for a wide range of skintones.

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

It has a pretty shimmer without being glittery. The above photo shows the highlighter heavily swatched, but it can be blended out for a beautiful, subtle glow!

Have you tried this highlighter?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won this in a giveaway. Thanks Rossy!

Seaweed Bath Co. Awaken Firming Detox Body Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Seaweed Bath Co. Awaken Firming Detox Body Cream that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Seaweed Bath Co 1

The Firming Detox Cream deeply moisturizes and detoxifies for smoother, firmer-looking skin. Organic, sustainably-harvested bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals naturally detoxifies and promotes skin elasticity. Antioxidant-rich green coffee bean extract helps to detoxify and protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Detoxifying green tea extract, rich in potent antioxidants, protects and moisturizes. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Best to minimize the appearance of cellulite and improve skin appearance. 

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Cream

Seaweed is such a great bodycare ingredient. This is a really great body cream, very hydrating and quick absorbing and not heavy or greasy feeling. The scent is mild, sweetly orange mixed with something else that I can’t quite identify.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua (Water) with Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack Seaweed) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Unrefined Shea) Butter, Coffea Arabica (Green Coffee Bean) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Caffeine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Polysorbate-80, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Carbomer, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Cream

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

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap Review

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Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

Today I’m reviewing the Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

For those deathly afraid of a used bar of soap, Moon Rivers Naturals uses the classic oil combination in their bar soaps liquified. They are enhanced with black lava salt and a pinch of activated charcoal for a light detox, and peppermint essential oil to calm your soul and leave your skin with a nice tingle.  This soap is great for face and hands too! 

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

This liquid soap / body wash is so freaking good! It smells amazing (perfect for a morning shower) – the peppermint scent really has a zing to it! And it makes your skin feel super clean but still hydrated. Love it!

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Saponified Coconut Oil*, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerine*, Guar Gum*, Activated Charcoal, Hawaiian Lava Salt, Citric Acid, Peppermint Essential Oil, Non-GMO Vitamin E | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

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

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented. Mouthwatering moisture in a lip-saving, lemon flavor balm. Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. A variety of waxes and oils combine to provide an antioxidant-rich protective shield.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

The LipDrink Lip Balm is available in five shades:

  • Flirt – sheer peachy pink
  • Crush – sheer berry
  • Tease – shimmery plum brown
  • Buff – sheer nude
  • Sheer – sheer

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

I received the shade Flirt. It is a subtle soft pink.

As a lip balm addict, I’m always happy to try out a lip balm.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

And I love that this one has SPF in it. This is a really lovely lip balm, hydrating without feeling waxy, and the sweet lemon scent is so nice and not over scented.

This is my first Jane Iredale product, I’m curious to try more! Have you tried anything from Jane Iredale?

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Titanium Dioxide 1.75%, Vegetable Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Lotus Corniculatus (Lotus Flower) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Coconut Alkanes, Stearic Acid, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Alumina, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka 202), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360)

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

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions September 2019

Hello, hello! My September Petit Vour box finally arrived on  September 24th. 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 September 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 @1.3682  my box cost me $31.47 CAD this month.

Petit Vour September 2019

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

Petit Vour September 2019

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 (0.14 oz / 4 g – $17 USD)

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented. Mouthwatering moisture in a lip-saving, lemon flavor balm. Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. A variety of waxes and oils combine to provide an antioxidant-rich protective shield.

Petit Vour September 2019

As a lip balm addict, I am always happy to see a lip balm, especially one with SPF added!

The Seaweed Bath Co Awaken Firming Detox Body Cream (sample size 1.5 oz – $4 USD, full size 6 oz – $15 USD)

The Firming Detox Cream deeply moisturizes and detoxifies for smoother, firmer-looking skin. Organic, sustainably-harvested bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals naturally detoxifies and promotes skin elasticity. Antioxidant-rich green coffee bean extract helps to detoxify and protect the skin against damaging free radicals. Detoxifying green tea extract, rich in potent antioxidants, protects and moisturizes. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture while strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. Best to minimize the appearance of cellulite and improve skin appearance. 

Petit Vour September 2019

This sounds great! I can’t wait to try it out! Seaweed is such a great skin / body care ingredient.

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap (sample size $5 USD, full size 8 oz – $18)

For those deathly afraid of a used bar of soap, Moon Rivers Naturals uses the classic oil combination in their bar soaps liquified. They are enhanced with black lava salt and a pinch of activated charcoal for a light detox, and peppermint essential oil to calm your soul and leave your skin with a nice tingle. This soap is great for face and hands too!  

Petit Vour September 2019

This sounds nice! I love peppermint in body wash / soap – it is so energizing in the mornings.

Lauren B. Beauty Nail Growth Serum (full size 0.08 oz – $75 USD)

Salvation for fragile, brittle nails that refuse to grow. This sheer blend of amino acids, antioxidants, Vitamins E and C, peptides and biotin sinks in instantly to boost natural nail growth and strength. 

Petit Vour September 2019

Wow, a full size nail growth serum! My nails could use some strengthening, so this will be well used.

Petit Vour September 2019

The September box is worth $101 USD and with the exchange rate that I paid at $1.3682, that works out to be $138.19 CAD – I think that this is the highest valued box since I first subscribed around 2 years ago!

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

What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription.

 

 

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection Review

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Today I have a review of some of the products from the newly launched Sothys Fall Winter 2019 Collection: Bleu Envoûtant that was kindly sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub to test out. [info in italics taken from Press Release]

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

A new, magnetic and daring collection for a luminous and sophisticated make-up look. This season, Sothys is revealing its secret and showcasing captivating and radiantly beautiful make-up! Seductive and mysterious woman chic!

There are six products in the Bleu Envoûtant Collection – Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette, Intense Look Eye Pencil, Lip Duo Palette, and  Vernis Sothys Nail Lacquer. I received three items from the new collection: Stylo Illuminator, Illuminating Powder, Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette.

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection

Let’s take a closer look at them:

Stylo Illuminator

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Stylo Illumuminator

Fluid texture; radiant finish and natural coverage. A clever little product which is dabbed on to help revive complexion radiance. Enriched with light-reflecting mineral agents, this formula has an instant illuminating effect on the complexion. Complex of skincare ingredients (hyaluronic acid + silk tree bark extract + tetrapeptides) renowned for their anti-ageing and moisturizing actions.

It took several clicks of this illuminating pen to get the product to flow onto the brush tip. But once it worked, it was super easy to use and blend into the skin for a beautiful and subtle radiant finish. (The swatch above was not blended out)

Illuminating Powder for Eyelids, Face and Décolleté in 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Illuminating Powder 10 Beige Éclatant

Multi-purpose powder. Soft texture which allows you to adapt the coverage with no caking effect. Formula enriched with light reflecting pearls for a luminous and radiant complexion and décolletage. Universal shade which adapts to all skin tones.

This is such a beautiful illuminating / highlighting powder – it gives the skin such a beautiful and luminous glow without being glittery. The powder is so finely milled and silky on the skin.

Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette in 50 Harmonie de tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

Sothys Bleu Envoûtant Fall Winter 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 50 Harmonie de Tons Smoky

 

Dress up your eyes with four new shades of Ombre Sothys, to easily create the simplest of sophisticated make-up. Four new complimentary shades: to be used separately or in harmony, wet or dry. Long-lasting and comfortable textures; iridescent and matte finish; buildable coverage.

These shadows swatches above were done on primer. The blue shade is so difficult to capture, but it is quite striking when the light hits it! Out of the four shades, one has a matte finish (top left shadow – mauve-taupe), and the other three have an iridescent finish (top right – gold, bottom left – deep blue, and bottom right – smoky grey). The can be applied dry for a more subtle effect, or wet to really bring out the drama! Very finely milled, buildable and blendable shades.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples gifted to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub.

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara. [info in italics taken from the Catrice website]

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

  • Deep black mascara for extreme volume, length and curl that lasts all day long
  • Short-bristled elastomer brush coats each individual lash with instant volume right after the first stroke
  • Longwear formula lasts for up to 24 hours – Studded cap for easy grip and haute-couture feel

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I am extremely picky when it comes to mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette. I have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. And I have sensitive eyes that water easily, so any mascara I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +3/4 point – I find that short bristle brushes tend to clump if you don’t wipe off the excess mascara before using. No flaking though!

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 +1/2 point – I did not have extreme volume, I had some volume – but not enough in my opinion.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 point – It did not hold a curl all day for me.

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

Catrice Rock Couture Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara

Overall, this one was good, but not great – mainly because it did not give enough volume and did not hold a curl all day with 5.75 out of 7 (based on my rating scale).

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: My mother purchased this for me, she’s awesome like that! (Thanks Mom!)

Kristin Ess Hair Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

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Today I have a review of the Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray from Kristin Ess Hair – that I recently purchased when stocking up on essential oils from well.ca. I was using the Sea Salt Air Dry Spray from Kristin Ess Hair [info in italics taken from well.ca]

The softest wave spray ever! Most wave sprays are used on wet hair and create that salty/crunchy feel. This is completely different than any wave spray you’re used to. It’s made for AFTER you wave your hair or air dry. Once it goes on it’s soft to the touch. Flip your hair over and from side to side, applying a light veil over each section. The shine and separation is a dream and it will never feel crunchy. 

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

I love beachy waves, but I don’t always like the crunchy dry feel that it gives my hair. The Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray achieves the beachy wave effect, but it keeps my hair super soft to the touch and doesn’t make it look dull.

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

As much as I loved the original Sea Salt spray, I think that I like this one even better because of how nice it makes my hair feel!

Kristin Ess Soft Shine Beach Wave Spray

Have you tried this beach wave spray? Do you have a fave?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!