Maui Moisture Colour Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of a shampoo and conditioner set from Maui Moisture that has been in my stash for a little while –  Colour Protection + Sea Minerals. I’ve been using it for around 6 weeks now, so I think it’s finally time for a review! [info in italics taken from the Maui Moisture website]

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

Inspired by the ocean, dive deep into hydration with our Maui Moisture Colour Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo [and Conditioner]. Infused with sea minerals, algae, and sea kelp, this blend, free from silicones, parabens, SLS, gluten, and vegan friendly, is sure to help hair colour stay as vibrant as your inner mermaid with a healthy-looking glow and moisturized strands.

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

This shampoo and conditioner duo is great for my wavy, colour-treated hair. My colour seems to fade less quickly with using them – always a good thing. The shampoo cleans without stripping, and lathers really well for a sulfate-free formula. The conditioner does a great job to hydrate my hair without making it feel waxy or heavy. The scent is really nice, I can’t quite figure out what it smells like, but I like it – it is fresh smelling (and thankfully not over-scented).

MauiMoisture SeaMinerals

Have you tried this shampoo and conditioner?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Fashion Meets Art – Mugler Couturissme Exhibition at Musèe des Beaux-Arts Montrèal

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Today I have something a little different to share with you – a selection of photos from my visit to the Thierry Mugler Coutuissme exhibition at the Musèe des Beaux-Arts Montrèal (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts). If you follow me on Instagram, you might recognize these photos from my Stories. [info in italics taken from the MBAM website]

Thierry Mugler Couturissme

Premiering in Montreal, Thierry Mugler: Couturissime brings together more than 150 garments made between 1977 and 2014, most of which are being shown for the first time, as well as a wealth of unpublished archival documents and sketches. One hundred or so photographs by such world-renowned fashion photographers as Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Pierre et Gilles, David LaChapelle, Paolo Roversi, Herb Ritts, Dominique Issermann, Guy Bourdin and Richard Avedon, to name a few, round out the show. Each of the immersive galleries has been designed in collaboration with talented artist-designers and set designers, including Michel Lemieux, Philipp Fürhofer and Rodeo FX.

 

If you get a chance to go see this exhibition in person, you should! I’m probably going to go back for a second visit – so many beautiful details to look at!

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Disclosure: All photos taken by me, and I paid for my ticket.

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the After Hours Soothing Night Cream from Kalos that came in my July Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

A soothing pH balanced crème for vulnerable skin. Natural oils and botanicals gently hydrate and soothe the skin while Vitamin C & E provide antioxidant protection. Nightly use helps irritated and stressed skin quickly regain glow and vibrancy.

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

This night cream is a dream – super gentle, super hydrating. It reminds me of a sleeping mask in how my skin feels when I wake up in the morning – very smooth, and glowing! I really love this one and can see it working for any skin type (unless you have an allergy / sensitivity to one of the ingredients).

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Extract, Lemon Essential Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Eucalyptus Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin (Plant Derived), Sodium Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Safflower Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Plant Derived), Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived), Isopropyl Palmitate Palm Oil, Polysorbate 20, Lavender, Comfrey, Reishi, Mullein, Glyceryl Caprylate (Natural Preservative), Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide (pH Modifier), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Ethylhexylglycerin (Preservative), Honeysuckle Extract, Gotu Kola Extract, Organic Equisetum Horsetail Plant Extract, Geranium Extract, Dandelion Extract.

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream

Have you tried this night cream?

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

 

 

French Girl Organics Lait de Rose Vitamin C Polish Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lait de Rose Vitamin C Polish from French Girl Organics that came in my July Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

French Girl Organics Lait de Rose

Lait De Rose is a facial exfoliant rich in Vitamin-C. The powder-based polishing wash is waterless, as to be mindful of our environmental impact, and promotes healthy aging by increasing collagen production and helping to repair damaged skin. Plus, it looks, feels, and smells amazing.

French Girl Organics Lait de Rose

Lait De Rose is hand-made with all-natural ingredients. Kakadu Plum, a superfruit that contains the highest known Vitamin-C levels of any natural food source in the world, works with Watermelon Powder to brighten skin by stimulating collagen production and cell regeneration. White Willow Bark Extract acts as an enzymatic exfoliator removing impurities on the cellular level, while finely-milled Bamboo and Pomegranate Enzyme Powders act as gentle physical exfoliators. Coconut Milk Powder, from which the luxurious product gets its name, softens and deeply nourishes skin. Suitable for all skin types.

French Girl Organics Lait de Rose

This exfoliator is beautiful. It gently exfoliates and softens my skin. It is very finely milled, and not rough or scratchy on my sensitive skin. My skin does really well with vitamin C based products, and this one is a gem!

French Girl Organics Lait de Rose

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Powder* Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Kaolin (White French Clay), Kaolin (Pink Clay), Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder* Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Populus Tremuoides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder* (and) Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Ferment Extract, Panthenol, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract | *Certified Organic

Have you tried this exfoliating powder?

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

Ursa Major Bright & Easy Flash Mask Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Bright & Easy Flash Mask from Ursa Major that came in my July Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Ursa Major Bright & Easy Flash Mask

This gentle but oh-so-effective “flash” enzyme face treatment quickly exfoliates dead surface skin while accelerating turnover to enhance the appearance of skin’s tone, elasticity, luminosity and firmness – all without the irritation associated with harsh scrubs or chemical peels. If the texture and aroma don’t knock your socks off, the results definitely will!

Ursa Major Bright & Easy Flash Mask

  • AHAs, BHAs and enzymes clarify and
    brighten skin
  • Boosts the appearance of skin’s firmness
    and elasticity
  • Evens the look of skin tone and texture
  • Easy to use and rinses clean
  • Works (wonders) for all skin types,
    even with sensitive skin

Aroma: A breezy, tropical blend with hints of pineapple, coffee and orange.
The plant-derived enzyme complex is infused with probiotics to improve the formula’s potency and stability.

Ursa Major Bright & Easy Flash Mask

This is probably one of the most gentle facial enzyme peel type masks that I’ve ever used – not a tingle was felt by my sensitive skin! It feels fresh and cooling when applied, and the scent is mild and sweetly tropical. My skin feels so bright and smooth after using it!

Ursa Major Bright & Easy Flash Mask

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Juice*, Alcohol*, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Manisate, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Ferment Extract, Populous Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Pectin, Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Hyluronate, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Sail Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Copper Pca, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rose Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tantalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Prunus Ameniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Rubs Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Anima Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract. | *Organic Certified

Have you tried this facial mask? Are you a fan of enzyme peel type masks?

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

Terre Mère Smudge Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base Review

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

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Today I have a review of the Smudge Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base from Terre Mère that came in my July Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

A creamy lightweight primer that glides on seamlessly, creating a waterproof canvas for cream and powder eye color, so your make-up stays fresh, vibrant and crease-free all day. The primer contains miniscule optical blurring pigments which diffuse light, giving your skin tone a flawless finish. The innovative anti-aging formula brightens and hydrates the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and improving elasticity.

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

This shadow primer is great, it is lightweight, and hydrating, without feeling greasy. When I first swatched it on my arm, I thought that it was going to be way too dark for me, but it blends in so perfectly that it is invisible!

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

It helps to keep my makeup from creasing or fading during the day. I like that it has anti-aging properties as well.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Synthetic Beeswax (Non Animal Natural Derived), Glycerin, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Vp/eicosene Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Water (Aqua), Sorbitan Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Olivate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Benzoate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Yellow Iron Oxide), CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Black Iron Oxide).

Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base

Have you tried the Terre Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eyeshadow Base? What is your current fave?

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

 

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions July 2019

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My July Petit Vour box finally arrived on  July 31st. 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 July 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 @1.3408  my box cost me $30.84 CAD this month.

Petit Vour July 2019

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

Petit Vour July 2019

Tere Mère Smudge-Proof Anti-Aging Eye Shadow Base (full size $36 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

A creamy lightweight primer that glides on seamlessly, creating a waterproof canvas for cream and powder eye color, so your make-up stays fresh, vibrant and crease-free all day. The primer contains miniscule optical blurring pigments which diffuse light, giving your skin tone a flawless finish. The innovative anti-aging formula brightens and hydrates the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and improving elasticity.

Perfect timing, my current shadow primer is pretty old and nearly used up. This one sounds great!

Kalos After Hours Soothing Night Cream (full size 1.7oz $44 USD , sample size 0.5oz $11 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

A soothing pH balanced crème for vulnerable skin. Natural oils and botanicals gently hydrate and soothe the skin while Vitamin C & E provide antioxidant protection. Nightly use helps irritated and stressed skin quickly regain glow and vibrancy.

This night cream sounds perfect for me!

French Girl Organics Lait de Rose Vitamin C Polishing Wash (full size 1.35oz $40 USD, sample size 0.85oz $15 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

Lait De Rose is a facial exfoliant rich in Vitamin-C. The powder-based polishing wash is waterless, as to be mindful of our environmental impact, and promotes healthy aging by increasing collagen production and helping to repair damaged skin. Plus, it looks, feels, and smells amazing.

Lait De Rose is hand-made with all-natural ingredients. Kakadu Plum, a superfruit that contains the highest known Vitamin-C levels of any natural food source in the world, works with Watermelon Powder to brighten skin by stimulating collagen production and cell regeneration. White Willow Bark Extract acts as an enzymatic exfoliator removing impurities on the cellular level, while finely-milled Bamboo and Pomegranate Enzyme Powders act as gentle physical exfoliators. Coconut Milk Powder, from which the luxurious product gets its name, softens and deeply nourishes skin. Suitable for all skin types.

I love skincare products, and this one sounds pretty gentle, I can’t wait to try it!

Ursa Major Bright & Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask (full size 1.7oz $44 USD, sample size size approx 0.25oz $6 USD)

Petit Vour July 2019

This gentle but oh-so-effective “flash” enzyme face treatment quickly exfoliates dead surface skin while accelerating turnover to enhance the appearance of skin’s tone, elasticity, luminosity and firmness – all without the irritation associated with harsh scrubs or chemical peels. If the texture and aroma don’t knock your socks off, the results definitely will!

  • AHAs, BHAs and enzymes clarify and
    brighten skin
  • Boosts the appearance of skin’s firmness
    and elasticity
  • Evens the look of skin tone and texture
  • Easy to use and rinses clean
  • Works (wonders) for all skin types,
    even with sensitive skin

Aroma: A breezy, tropical blend with hints of pineapple, coffee and orange.
The plant-derived enzyme complex is infused with probiotics to improve the formula’s potency and stability.

Facial masks are one of my absolute favourite skincare products. Hopefully this will be ok for my sensitive skin.

Petit Vour July 2019

This month’s box is worth $68 USD which works out to $91.17 CAD! I really think this month’s box looks really great and I cannot wait to try everything out and let you know what I think of it all. Reviews to follow as soon as I test everything out.

What do you think of this month’s Petit Vour box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription box.

 

Empties July 2019

Empties July 2019

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Today I have my monthly empties for you with links to the original reviews, and whether or not I plan to purchase / re-purchase right away or eventually.

Skincare:

Empties July 2019 - Skincare - EiR NYC, The Ordinary, Blissona, BKind, Kahina Giving Beauty

EiR NYC Active Face Wash – This was a Petit Vour box sample. Quite possibly the most unappealing looking foaming face wash, but I really LOVED this one for washing off my sunscreen and makeup at the end of hot and humid days. Definitely going on my wishlist! Original review is here.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – This is the last product in my mini project pan for serums. You only need the smallest amount for your undereye, so this one took forever to finish up. I really like it, but want to try out something new. Original review is here.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment – Another Petit Vour sample. This was such an awesome mask, I’d love to own a full size. I have several masks to use up, so onto the wishlist it goes. Original review is here.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub – Yet another Petit Vour sample, a great exfoliating and moisturizing scrub, super gentle. I have other scrubs to finish up but I would purchase a full size of this one. Review is here.

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser – Another Petit Vour sample. I loved this oil cleanser, so very gentle and effective. I’m still working my through my cleanser stash, so you guessed it, onto the wishlist it goes. Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties July 2019 - Makeup - Covergirl, Essence, Suntegrity

Covergirl Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara – I liked this mascara a lot. I won’t be repurchasing this one because there are others from Covergirl that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Essence Volume Hero Waterproof Mascara – Similarly, I liked this mascara quite a bit as well, but I won’t be repurchasing this one but there are others from Essence that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 – Another Petit Vour sample. This was slightly too light for me recently, but I started adding in the KVoss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream and not only did it make the shade perfect for me, it added radiance and made the finish less matte / less drying on my skin. Review is here.

Empties July 2019

Overall, I’m happy that I’m making steady progress at using up the products in my stash. Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: All products in this post were purchased by me.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque Review

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Today I have a review of one of my favourite hair products – a hair mask! Funny story, I bought this awhile back, and it got stuck / lost behind the bamboo shelves in my bathroom and I forgot that I had it. I was going through my stash about three weeks ago and I found it, unopened, haha!

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This is the first time that I am trying anything from Shea Moisture – I’ve only recently noticed their line being carried at Pharmaprix (Shoppers Drug Mart). I chose the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque. [info in italics taken from the Shea Moisture website]

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

This deep conditioning masque restores strength and resilience to damaged, brittle or chemically processed hair. Perfect for those who regularly color, straighten, perm or heat style their hair, as well as kinky, curly or wavy natural styles. Formulated with nutrient-rich Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic Shea Butter to replenish moisture and soften while strengthening hair. Helps promote natural growth by supporting hair’s elasticity, reducing the appearance of breakage and shedding. Peppermint stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience. Leaves hair soft, manageable and shiny.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

My hair is fairly thick, wavy and prone to frizz. It isn’t damaged or brittle. I colour my hair, and I rarely heat style.

I really like this hair mask, it works well to hydrate my hair and helps to keep my waves tamed and less prone to frizzing out. My hair is super soft after using.

This hair mask does contain fragrance / essential oils – I wouldn’t say that it is strongly scented, so if you are fragrance sensitive, smell it before buying since the essential oils used in the scent are not listed.

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen + Restore Treatment Masque

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii Shea) Butter, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Mangifera lndica (Mango) Seed Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Yeast Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Niacin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vinegar, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Caramel

Have you tried anything from Shea Moisture? Do you have a fave hair mask?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!