Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub Review

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

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Today I’m reviewing another product from Buck Naked Soap Company that was sent to me (thank you Rina!). I’ve already reviewed the Himalayan Salt Soap. [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website]

Buck Naked Soap Company

Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub gently exfoliates while it cleanses, leaving your skin silky and smooth. Developed with rich, moisturizing Shae and Cocoa Butters, our formula is soap based and packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and the antiaging elements of Brazilian Purple Clay. These natural ingredients help improve skin tone and elasticity. Formulated with fair trade ingredients, this scrub does good for your skin, while doing good for our world.

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are one of my favourite bath and body products – this one looks good enough to eat (but it isn’t recommended as it is soap based so it probably would not taste good).

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin really well, and the Geranium scent is absolutely gorgeous! Despite being super hydrating, it does not leave any greasy residue on the skin.

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub

Ingredients: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Aqua, Sucrose (Sugar), Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Mica, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate & Lactobacillus, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil

Do you like sugar scrubs?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample, however my opinion and love of bath + body products is entirely my own!

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap Review

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If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen me unboxing my package from Buck Naked Soap Company. All this week I’ll be reviewing the items that I received (thank you Rina!), starting off with their Himalayan Salt Soap. But first, a little bit of info on this cruelty-free Canadian company [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website]

Buck Naked Soap Company

Buck Naked was born out of necessity. When baby Elias, son of Buck Naked founders Rina and John, developed skin irritations from traditional baby products, they soon realized they needed a truly natural alternative. As necessity is the mother of all invention, the Chamomile & Calendula Soap was invented to help soothe the little guy’s skin. With this creation, Rina discovered her passion of formulating skin care products using the purest of ingredients.

Since inception, we’ve introduced a full line of all-natural, vegan, handcrafted skin care products. We’re committed to being chemical-free, using only pure, natural ingredients. On this, we are unwavering: if you can’t (or shouldn’t) eat it, we won’t use it.

As someone with sensitive skin, this really speaks to me.

Let’s take a look at the Himalayan Salt Soap:

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap

Softening | Invigorating | Purifying

Himalayan salt helps maintain skin’s natural oil balance, cleaning and drawing out impurities while warm water opens your pores to absorb the benefits. This amazing ingredient is also known to improve moisture, elasticity and softness, and may even reduce the appearance of fine lines and cellulite.

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap

Not only does the soap look beautiful, it lathers beautifully and has a subtle scent. It is super gentle, and non-drying. I love that it has invigorating and purifying properties. And it exfoliates without irritating my sensitive skin.

I really like this one, and have added several of the various soaps to my wishlist!

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample. However my opinion and love of bath + body products is entirely my own!

Axiology Lip Crayon (Enduring) Review

Axiology Natural Lip Crayon in Enchanting

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Today I’m reviewing the Axiology Lip Crayon that came in my September Petit Vour box.  [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Axiology Natural Lip Crayon in Enchanting

Axiology’s lip crayon formula is crafted with deeply replenishing ingredients that keep lips hydrated, all day long. These heavy pigmented shades sweep the lips in a luxurious matte finish—and never lose their luster. With a buttery-soft texture and all-natural + organic ingredients, this lip crayon line is made for the sophisticated and kind lipstick connoisseur. 

The Lip Crayon comes in seven different shades: Bliss (salmon pink with gold shimmer), Enchant (boysenberry cool mauve with silver), Intrigue (cinnamon muted rose), Keen (caramelized grapefruit and watermelon), Serene (burnished rosewood and brown sugar), Valor (marsala) and Enduring (burnt-purple, tinted with rosewood).

Axiology Natural Lip Crayon in Enchanting

I received the Enduring which is a very wearable rosewood MLBB shade – I do not see any hint of the burnt purple from the shade description. The Lip Crayon is so buttery and hydrating, it feels more like a lip balm than a lipstick when applied.

The stunning outer packaging is hand crafted from 100% recycled paper by women in Bali.

Axiology Natural Lip Crayon in Enchanting

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan Shea Butter*, Candelilla Wax*, Castor Oil, Organic Avocado Oil, Organic Avocado Butter, Organic Moringa Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Elderberry Extract, Neem Oil, Sweet Orange Essential Oil May Contain: Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Mica *Denotes Wild Harvested. | *Certified Organic

When you look at the ingredients, it shows why the Lip Crayon is so buttery and hydrating. As well, the Axiology Lip Crayon smells like a sweet, juicy orange (yum)! I’d like to try out some of the darker shades to see how they wear.

Have you tried anything from Axiology before? They’re completely new to me.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

 

 

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter Review

Andalou Naturals KuKui Cocoa Body Butter

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Today I’m reviewing the Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter from Andalou Naturals that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Andalou Naturals KuKui Cocoa Body Butter

This luxurious body butter blends argan oil with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Hawaiian kukui, evening primrose, and superfruit antioxidants blended with ultra-hydrating aloe vera help pamper and protect skin’s moisture barrier for an all-over body treatment.

This is such a great body butter – it is thick and super hydrating without being heavy or greasy. It absorbs into my skin quickly, and smells so good. The scent is reminiscent of the Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Oil but with a hint of cocoa.

It also makes a great hand cream! My hands get dry so easily when the weather starts to cool down, so a ultra-hydrating but non-greasy cream is essential for me.

Andalou Naturals KuKui Cocoa Body Butter

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Vegetable Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*†, Stearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Panthenol, Stearic Acid, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Bean Extract*, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*†, Caramel, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract*†, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Vanilla Isolates, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil* | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

As you can see from the ingredient list, there are loads of skin friendly stuff in there!

What is your favourite body butter?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner from Evolvh that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The UltraShine Shampoo ($26 USD for 8.5 oz / 250ml)

Made with squeaky-clean ingredients, this niche shampoo is beloved by discerning stylists and beauty devotees alike. UltraShine creates smooth, shiny, lustrous hair while adding herbal nutrients, seaweeds, fruits and botanicals for hair nourishment.

It balances hair’s pH level in order to leave it strong and silky. Actives like seaweed extract, mango, and apricot deliver crucial nutrients to thirsty strands, while amino and fatty acids restore hair from the inside out and provide anti-aging benefits.

The shampoo lathers up really well despite being a sulfate free formulation. It made my hair feel clean, soft and shiny. As well, it smells really nice.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Atmospheric Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), Decyl Glucose, Disodium Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauryl Glucose, Coco Polyglucose, Seaweed Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia, Mango, Lecithin, Sunflower Oil, Soya, Safflower Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Vitamin C, Wild Pansy, Sweet Clover, Apricot, Nasturium, Nectarine, Passion Flower, Citrus Seed Extract

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

The UltraShine Conditioner ($28 USD for 8.5 oz / 250ml)

Repair and restore, reduce frizz and increase color retention. This formula is versatile enough to tame a spectrum of hair types, from straight to curly, and fine to super thick.

It detangles and adds shine, and it’s also safe for chemically treated or colored hair. Actives include wild pansy, sweet clover, and apricot extracts, all of which contain nourishing antioxidants, plus amino and fatty acids which restore hair from the inside our and provide anti-aging benefits. 

The conditioner is super hydrating without being heavy. It works well to tame and reduce frizz.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, pHytoBlend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), Stearalkonium Chloride (derived from coconuts), Glyceryl Monostearate, Palm Oil, Mango, Lecithin, Sunflower Oil, Soya, Safflower Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Vitamin C, Wild Pansy, Sweet Clover, Apricot, Nasturtium, Nectarine, Passion Flower, Citrus Seed Extract

I really liked both the UltraShine Shampoo & Conditioner, they worked well for my thick, wavy hair (which is now collarbone length). Even though the sample size bottles were really small, I managed to get four uses from the bottles!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

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

Olverum Bath Oil Review

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Today I have a review of the Olverum Bath Oil that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour Sept 2018 - Olverum Bath Oil

A unique and luxurious aromatic blend of essential oils which combine to ease stress and relax tension in both mind and body, bringing you back to your complete and natural self.

Olverum Bath Oil is highly concentrated and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Accordingly, virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue in the bath after use.

Petit Vour Sept 2018 - Olverum Bath Oil

The Olverum Bath Oil is super concentrated, you only need the smallest amount in the bath. The scent is really nice – the blend of oils all work together really well for a relaxing bath. And the tub isn’t slippery or greasy afterwards, but my skin is hydrated and soft. I really like this one!

Pricewise it is $52 USD for the full size (125 ml), which seems like a lot at first glance, but because it is so concentrated, you would get at least 25 baths from the bottle! I think that this would make a great gift.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Siberian fir Needle, Lavandin, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary, Exotic Verbena, True Lavender, Lime, Juniper, and Geranium essential oils.

Thanks for reading and and have a beautiful day! ❤

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

 

 

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions September 2018

Petit Vour Sept 2018

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If you follow me on InstaGram, you’ve already seen my unboxing of the September Petit Vour box. Here on the blog, you will get the unboxing AND my first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour Sept 2018

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 U.S., $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (1.3539) my box cost me $31.14 CAD this month

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Let’s take a look inside to see what I got this month:

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Axiology Lip Crayon in Enduring $26 USD

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Axiology’s lip crayon formula is crafted with deeply replenishing ingredients that keep lips hydrated, all day long. These heavy pigmented shades sweep the lips in a luxurious matte finish—and never lose their luster. With a buttery-soft texture and all-natural + organic ingredients, this lip crayon line is made for the sophisticated and kind lipstick connoisseur. 

I love lipsticks, and Enduring looks like a very wearable shade.

Enduring: Rooted in burnt-purple and tinted with redwood, Enduring shines steady upon your lips. This timeless shade is equal parts elegance and delight, sublime for waterfall hikes or strolls under city lights. Paired with a glittering eye, it emanates glamour—opt for a nude palette, and you’ll strike deep fascination.

The packaging is beautiful – the box is handmade recycled paper (made by women in Bali)!

Olverum Bath Oil sample size (15 ml) $13 USD, full size (125 ml) $52 USD

A unique and luxurious aromatic blend of essential oils which combine to ease stress and relax tension in both mind and body, bringing you back to your complete and natural self.

Olverum Bath Oil is highly concentrated and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Accordingly, virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue in the bath after use.

I love bath oils. On the package it says that the sample size is enough for three baths!

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Siberian fir Needle, Lavandin, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary, Exotic Verbena, True Lavender, Lime, Juniper, and Geranium essential oils.

It smells really great, I cannot wait to try this bath oil!

Evolvh Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo + Conditioner sample size $5 USD, shampoo travel size (2 oz) $9 USD, full size (8.5 oz / 250 ml) $26 USD,  conditioner travel size $9 USD (2 oz), $28 USD.

Petit Vour Sept 2018

The shampoo: Made with squeaky-clean ingredients, this niche shampoo is beloved by discerning stylists and beauty devotees alike. UltraShine creates smooth, shiny, lustrous hair while adding herbal nutrients, seaweeds, fruits and botanicals for hair nourishment.

It balances hair’s pH level in order to leave it strong and silky. Actives like seaweed extract, mango, and apricot deliver crucial nutrients to thirsty strands, while amino and fatty acids restore hair from the inside out and provide anti-aging benefits.

The conditioner: Repair and restore, reduce frizz and increase color retention. This formula is versatile enough to tame a spectrum of hair types, from straight to curly, and fine to super thick.

It detangles and adds shine, and it’s also safe for chemically treated or colored hair. Actives include wild pansy, sweet clover, and apricot extracts, all of which contain nourishing antioxidants, plus amino and fatty acids which restore hair from the inside our and provide anti-aging benefits. 

The bottles are so tiny! Hopefully I’ll be able to get more than one use from them. Both smell really nice.

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter sample size $2 USD (1.7 oz / 50 ml), full size $14 USD (8 oz / 236 ml)

Petit Vour Sept 2018

This luxurious body butter blends argan oil with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Hawaiian kukui, evening primrose, and superfruit antioxidants blended with ultra-hydrating aloe vera help pamper and protect skin’s moisture barrier for an all-over body treatment.

I love body butters, and this one smells so GOOD! It is similar to the Hawaiian Body Oil from Alba Botanicals that I recently fell in love with, but with a hint of cocoa scent. I’m probably going to love this.

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Overall, this month’s box seems like a really good one. The total value is $46 USD ($62.28 CAD).

What do you think of this month’s box?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

 

Empties and De-Stashing September 2018

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Today I have my empties for September as well as few things that I’m de-stashing because I’ve had them for way too long.

Empties (and whether or not I’ll be re-purchasing):

Empties - September 2018

I didn’t finish up that much this month, but am so close to finishing several things, so I’m sure that I’ll have more in next month’s empties.

Sothys Crème Jeunesse / Youth Cream sample – original review is here. I still have one more sample tube in my stash to use up. (PR sample)

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara Waterproof – original review is here, already re-purchased.

Formulary 55 Sea Clay Body Mask – review is here. I won’t be re-purchasing this as my skin reacted to it. (Petit Vour subscription)

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Replenishing Solar Defence SPF 30 – review is here. I don’t need to purchase any replacement sunscreen right now, I have another tube of SPF 28 from MyChelle to finish up, as well as LASpa SPF 20 and SPF 30 in my stash, so I’m set for sunscreen for awhile. (PR sample)

De-stashing Lip Products:

De-Stash Lip September 2018

I finally went through all of my lipsticks to see if any of them have started to go off or dry out, and had to cull a few.

Trèstique Mini Matte Lip Crayon in the shade Belize Bordeaux – The cover came off so it dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze in Candied Hearts – The only reason that I’m de-stashing this is because I broke the casing and now it is leaking. I’m kind of sad about this because I really liked it. (Petit Vour subscription) Review

Hourglass Icon Mini –  this has been in my stash for a long time, it is a gorgeous red, but it has begun to dry out. (Giveaway Prize)

Too Faced Melted Chocolate in Chocolate Honey –  it has gone off. It smells gross. (Generation Beauty Toronto 2016) Review

Soap + Glory Sexy Mother Pucker in Plumble – Sadly it got lost in my stash, and has now started to thicken terribly. I do remember loving it though. (Giveaway Prize) Review

Tarte Tarteist Lip Paint in Rosé – I never wear it, although it is pretty, it makes me look like a corpse. (Ipsy Glam Bag, I think)

ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lady, Go Fish and Yasmin – I got these back in July 2015, and they have gotten dry. Review

Eyeliner / Brow Pencil De-stash:

De-Stash Eye September 2018

Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Rocky Mountain Green – the cap was knocked off, so this one got dried out so badly. I really loved this beautiful green pencil. Review

Essence Eyebrow Designer Pencil – another one that got dried out from the cap coming off.

Trèstique Mini Highlight Stick – I rarely ever used this one, and it has dried out. (Ipsy Glam Bag)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper –  I probably haven’t used this eyeliner since 2016, so it is beyond dried out. (Giveaway Prize)

Did you finish up much this month? DO you plan on doing a de-clutter / de-stash any time soon?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All PR items and Giveaway Prize Winnings identified. Everything else was purchased by me.

 

 

 

LunnaBeauty Cleansing Facial Polish Review

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Today I have a review of the Cleansing Facial Polish from new Canadian Etsy store – LunnaBeauty. The creator, Ria, reached out to me to see if I would like to try out one of their hand-crafted skincare products.

LunnaBeauty Cleansing Facial Polish

A little bit about LunnaBeauty – based in Toronto, Ria is originally from India, and her products are based on recipes handed down from her grandmother. There are currently three products in the line – Cleansing Pixie Sticks (this is the Facial Polish in a different packaging format), Wakeup Cleansing Cubes, and Facial Cleansing Grains.

LunnaBeauty Cleansing Facial Polish

The key ingredients of the Cleansing Facial Polish are: organic rice for exfoliation and brightness, sugar for moisture and exfoliation, and clay for deep cleaning. The Pixie Cleansing Sticks also have lavender, almond and jojoba oils (for soothing and calming). My jar definitely did not contain lavender but I think that is a good addition as the powder does need a hint of scent (otherwise it smells really bland) and calming properties are always a plus in my opinion.

I did a patch test first (as I always do for all skincare), with the powder mixed with water to test for any reaction / sensitivity to the ingredients. After my patch test showed no problems, I used it every couple of days as my skin does tolerate daily exfoliation. I liked mixing it with rose water – both for the scent and for the added soothing properties. It was gentle on my sensitive skin.

LunnaBeauty Cleansing Facial Polish

Bonus tip – it works really well to soften dry hands!

What is your favourite exfoliation product? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample. However my opinion is always my own.