Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream Review and Swatching (Stockholm)

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm Swatch

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Today I have a little review of another goody from the package that I won from Rossy’s recent giveaway (Ayr Galaxy) – the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream in the shade Stockholm. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm

Our velvety smooth Soft Matte Lip Cream delivers a burst of creamy color and sets to a stunning Matte finish. Surprisingly durable, lightweight and delightfully creamy, it’s no wonder this sweetly scented formula is a NYX Professional Makeup fan favorite.

WHAT IT DOES – Envelopes the lips in creamy, highly pigmented matte color.

WHY WE LOVE IT – This fan-favorite formula is light on the lips and heavy on the pigmentation –a perfect combination. Enriched with skin-smoothing silicones, our Soft Matte Lip Creams keep your pout looking and feeling soft with a creamy whipped texture.

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm Swatch

The shade Stockholm is described as a mid-tone beige pink  (pink toned nude shade). I feel that it is slightly too light, and pulls quite pink on my lips since I’m so pale, but if I combine it with a slightly darker nude lip crayon from my stash it makes the perfect shade for me. I do love the formula, it is super creamy and doesn’t dry my lips out.

Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won this in a giveaway (thanks Rossy!)

 

 

elf Makeup Mist and Set Spray 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 elf Makeup Mist and Set Spray. You should give her a follow if you don’t already! [info in italics taken from the elf website]

elf Makeup Mist & Set Spray

The ultimate must-have! Our Makeup Mist & Set Spray is designed to hold your face and eye makeup in place all day and to revitalize makeup color with just a few sprays. The formula contains aloe, green tea, cucumber, and vitamins A, C, and E to soothe and hydrate the skin. Spray on your brush or sponge prior to makeup application for extended hold and more vibrant color. 

elf Makeup Mist & Set Spray

  • Hold the bottle at arm’s length and spray a light layer of mist over your makeup with eyes closed.
  • Let the formula dry naturally or blot with a tissue to help speed dry. 

elf Makeup Mist & Set Spray

This is a nice setting spray, it feels refreshing and helps keep your makeup from disappearing / fading off of your face.

It does have a few ingredients that I had to look up because I wasn’t quite sure what they were.

elf is cruelty free and vegan, so they’re a good budget friendly brand.

FYI – the Paula’s Choice website has an awesome ingredient dictionary!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Amp-Acrylates/Allyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Retinyl  Palmitate  (Va),  PPG-26-Buteth-26,  PEG-40  Hydrogenated  Castor  Oil, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vc), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

Have you tried this setting spray?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was part of a giveaway prize that I won – thanks Rossy ❤

LUXE Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer Review

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

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Today I’m reviewing the Camu Brightening Moisturizer from LUXE Botanics that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

Revitalise skin’s natural luminosity with this buttery soft moisturising cream infused with vitamin C rich Camu Camu. Potent concentrations of this Amazonian superfruit supports cellular energy to fade the appearance of dark spots, repair the look and feel of environmental damage and reveal a vibrant, glowing complexion. Best suited for dull, sun damaged or lackluster skin. 

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

This cream is luxurious! A perfect moisturizer for cold weather as it is super hydrating and makes the skin glow from the Camu Camu (high in Vitamin C). My skin does really well with Vitamin C products as they really do help keep the skin bright. I’d love a vat of this cream!

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract*, Purified Water (Aqua/ Eau), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin*†, Phospholipids†, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester)†, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides*†, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearic Acid†, Glyceryl Monostearate*†, Silica†, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)†, Cetyl Alcohol†, Juniperus Virginiana (Cedar Wood) Essential Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Essential Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Essential Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Resin Extract (Co2), Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Essential Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens (Blue Cypress) Essential Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Essential Oil, Rosa Centifolia (Rose Absolute) Essential Oil, Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Var. Amara (Neroli) Essential Oil. Naturally Occurring Components Of Essential Oils: Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool. *Certified Organic †Naturally Derived

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer

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

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

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Today I am reviewing the Balance Toning Mist from Akar Skin that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

This fine, non-sticky mist of rose and orange blossom sets gently into skin to provide hydration. Balance enables greater absorption of nutrients by lowering skin’s surface tension. Formulated to strengthen the acid mantle layer by restoring pH to optimum level and keeping environmental pathogens out.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

The mist does not contain irritants like alcohol, nor is it watered down with water fillers, ensuring noticeably softer and luminous skin with use. For all skin types.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

This is a beautiful facial toner mist! It is super gentle and so refreshing on the skin. My skin feels hydrated and soft after using.

I love that it has a minimal ingredient list as well:

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | *Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, *Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Water, Aqua, Salix Alba (White Willow) Bark Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Crocus Sativus Meristem (Saffron) Cell Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment. | *Organic or Wildharvested 

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist

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

K.Voss Shine-On Stick

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Today I’m reviewing the Shine-On Stick from K.Voss that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

A buildable and blendable cream highlighter stick with an iridescent finish that glides on easily for on-the-go glow.

The creamy formula of this one of a kind product can be used alone or under other highlighters for a more intense effect. Its iridescent shimmer finish adds dimension and a pearlescent glow to the skin that leaves a gorgeously subtle shine with one swipe while delivering lit-from-within luminosity for a marvelous no-makeup makeup look. 

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

The main ingredient, Cupuaçu butter, comes from the Rain Forest and is known for its uniquely rich content of phytosterols which benefit dry and damaged skin. It combats free radicals in the tissue, and fatty acids to protect and moisturize, delivering a true healing and restructuring benefits as it improves the skin’s moisture barrier with ultra hydration for improved elasticity. 

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

This highlighter stick is available in two shades – metallic sunrise and sparkling rose. I received metallic sunrise. Because I’m quite pale, I can use this as a blush or as a highlighter – it all depend on how much I apply and how much I blend it out. The below is swatched without blending so you can see how intense the colour can be.

K Voss Shine On Stick Metallic Sunset

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Camelina Sativa (Wild Flax) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Silica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Clycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuocu) Seed Butter, Sorbic Acid. [+/- (May Coantain/ Peut Contenir) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci77981), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77942, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850)].

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

Empties October 2019

Empties Oct 2019 - Buck Naked Soap Company, Native Deodorant, The Seaweed Bath Co., Moon Rivers Naturals

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Another month of empties that I managed to finish up from my stash. I’ll link to the original reviews and let you know if I would re-purchase or not (immediately or eventually).

Bath + Bodycare:

Empties Oct 2019 - Buck Naked Soap Company, Native Deodorant, The Seaweed Bath Co., Moon Rivers Naturals

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub – This was gifted to me, and I loved it so much. I plan on getting myself a replacement the next time I do a haul from well.ca. Review is here.

Native Deodorant Vanilla & Rose – I’ve been using Native for over a year now, and it works well for my body chemistry. I have a few in various scents in my stash, so no need to repurchase just yet. Reviews are here and the sensitive formula here.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Cream – This was from a recent Petit Vour box. I really liked this body cram a lot, and would love to have a full size. I have some other body lotions and creams to use up, so for now it is a wishlist item. Review is here.

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap – This was also from a recent Petit Vour box. I loved this shower gel, it smelled so good. I have other soaps / shower gels to use up, so I won’t be buying a full size right now, but probably would eventually. Review is here.

Skincare + Makeup:

Empties Oct 2019 - Ursa Major, Covergirl, Lily Lolo, Goldfaden MD, Cosmessential

Ursa Major Bright & Easy Flash Mask – This was a Petit Vour box sample. I really loved this mask. It worked so well on my sensitive skin and made it look so bright! A definite wishlist item as I have more skincare to use up. Review is here.

Covergirl The Super Sizer Waterproof Mascara – This mascara was good, but not a holy grail for me, so I won’t repurchase this particular one, but will likely buy a different one from Covergirl to try. Review is here.

Lily Lolo Makeup Mist – This was a nice setting spray that came in my Petit Vour subscription, I used it more as a facial mist than as a makeup setting spray. I’m currently testing out another makeup setting spray and a few toner mists so no need to replace. Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate – Another Petit Vour sample that I loved! I’m still using up a few serums, but would love to eventually get a full size of this one! Review is here.

Cosmessential Essential C Serum – This was a PR sample. My skin loved this Vitamin C based serum, so onto the wishlist it goes as I have several serums that I need to finish up. Review is here.

Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This collection of empties contains products purchased by me, and PR samples (all identified above).

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions October 2019

Hello, hello! My October Petit Vour box finally arrived on  October 25th. 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 October 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 @1.3621  my box cost me $31.33 CAD this month.

Petit Vour October 2019

Let’s take a look:

Petit Vour October 2019

KVoss Shine On Stick (full size $28 USD)

A buildable and blendable cream highlighter stick with an iridescent finish that glides on easily for on-the-go glow.

The creamy formula of this one of a kind product can be used alone or under other highlighters for a more intense effect. Its iridescent shimmer finish adds dimension and a pearlescent glow to the skin that leaves a gorgeously subtle shine with one swipe while delivering lit-from-within luminosity for a marvelous no-makeup makeup look. 

The main ingredient, Cupuaçu butter, comes from the Rain Forest and is known for its uniquely rich content of phytosterols which benefit dry and damaged skin. It combats free radicals in the tissue, and fatty acids to protect and moisturize, delivering a true healing and restructuring benefits as it improves the skin’s moisture barrier with ultra hydration for improved elasticity. 

Petit Vour October 2019

I’ve tried a few KVoss products and liked them a lot, so hopefully I’ll like this highlighter stick as well! It is super pretty shade!

Province Apothecary Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover (sample size 30ml $20 USD, full size 120ml $44 USD)

The Moisturizing Cleanser + Makeup Remover with Avocado & Raspberry Oil is great for all skin types. These hydrating oils remove makeup & excess oil, restoring your skin’s natural radiance while gently cleansing without over-drying your skin or destroying its natural pH. Raspberry Oil stimulates cell turnover, rejuvenating skin. Bergamot Oil clears congestion. Frankincense tones the skin. Lavender heals blemishes and works as a restorative. This essential oil blend calms, reduces stress, and relaxes your parasympathetic nervous system. The cleanser helps your skin stay nourished, balanced, and healthy.

Petit Vour October 2019

This sounds great! For now it will be getting stashed as I have several cleansers that I’m testing out for the CertClean 5th Annual Beauty Awards Judging Panel.

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist (sample size 0.5oz, $12 USD, full size 2.4oz $55 USD)

This fine, non-sticky mist of rose and orange blossom sets gently into skin to provide hydration. Balance enables greater absorption of nutrients by lowering skin’s surface tension. Formulated to strengthen the acid mantle layer by restoring pH to optimum level and keeping environmental pathogens out.

The mist does not contain irritants like alcohol, nor is it watered down with water fillers, ensuring noticeably softer and luminous skin with use. For all skin types.

Petit Vour October 2019

I love toner mists, and this one sounds perfect for my skin! Can’t wait to test it out!

LUXE Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer (sample size 0.34oz, $10 USD, full size 2oz, $85 USD)

Revitalise skin’s natural luminosity with this buttery soft moisturising cream infused with vitamin C rich Camu Camu. Potent concentrations of this Amazonian superfruit supports cellular energy to fade the appearance of dark spots, repair the look and feel of environmental damage and reveal a vibrant, glowing complexion.

Best suited for dull, sun damaged or lackluster skin. 

Petit Vour October 2019

Can’t wait to try this one out, sounds awesome – my skin does really well with vitamin C based products!

Petit Vour October 2019

This month’s box has a total value of $70 USD, and with the exchange rate that I paid, that works out to be $95.35 CAD!

What do you think of this month’s box? Reviews to follow soon!

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Disclosure: I pay for this subscription box!

 

The 7 Virtues Grapefruit Lime, Patchouli Citrus, and Vetiver Elemi Eau de Parfum

The 7 Virtues Vetiver Elemi, Grapefruit Lime, Patchouli CitrusEau de Parfum

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Today I have reviews of three of the scents from The 7 Virtues Eau de Parfum rollerball collection – Grapefruit Lime, Patchouli Citrus and Vetiver Elemi. I recently won a giveaway via their InstaGram where I won a set of seven rollerballs. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

The 7 Virtues Rollerball Collection

Grapefruit Lime

The 7 Virtues Grapefruit Lime Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Citrus & Fruits
Key Notes: Sweetie Grapefruit, Green Tea, Cedarwood

About: This hero scent is as popular for its story as it is for its rejuvenating aromatherapy properties and is loved the world over. Opening notes of sweetie grapefruit, lime, and basil blend with ambrosial, big hearted notes of green tea and petit grain. Its warm dry down lasts through base notes of bamboo and cedarwood. The scent for women and men blends well with Vetiver Elemi for a signature peace fragrance.

The 7 Virtues Grapefruit Lime Eau de Parfum

What else you need to know: This perfume celebrates peace with a symbolic blend of essential oils from Israel and Iran that represents hope for an end to long conflict in the Middle East.

This perfume is so good – very green and bright. The cedarwood balances it out and keeps it from being just a citrus scent. It smells great on both men and women!

Patchouli Citrus

The 7 Virtues Patchouli Citrus Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Florals
Key Notes: Cassis, Rose Geranium, Patchouli

About: This organic, fair trade patchouli essential oil has aromatherapy benefits to reduce tension. It is accented by wildly complimentary heart notes of sweet peony and rose geranium and base notes of sandalwood and amber. This is not the hippy scent of the past, but a modern, sexy rendition that required 25 versions before excellence was achieved. The fragrance is for men and women and blends well with Rose Amber for a sensual and free-spirited effect.

The 7 Virtues Patchouli Citrus Eau de Parfum

What else you need to know: Patchouli Citrus perfume helps restore dignity to survivors of the 1994 [Rawandan] genocide. The patchouli harvest gives widows and adult orphans their economic independence. Over 150 farmers belong to a cooperative that provides a wage three times higher than that of coffee crops, empowering members to buy homes and school uniforms for their children.

This is not a typical patchouli scent – it is slightly floral, earthy, and fresh. It pairs well with several of the other scents in the collection – especially Rose Amber!

Vetiver Elemi

The 7 Virtues Vetiver Elemi Eau de Parfum

Fragrance Family: Earthy & Woody
Scent Type: Earthy Greens & Herbs
Key Notes: Elemi, Geranium, Vetiver

About: Vetiver Elemi perfume features organic vetiver essential oil, and has aromatheraputic and aphrodisiac properties when blended with natural pheromones. The unique formulation with precious elemi offers spicy heart notes of cardamom, cumin, and nutmeg, and is anchored with base notes of warm cedarwood. This fresh and sensual vetiver is a popular scent for women and men.

The 7 Virtues Vetiver Elemi Eau de Parfum

What else you need to know: Vetiver Elemi perfume helps sustain farmlands devastated by the 2010 earthquake. Farmers in Haiti are reducing soil erosion by harvesting vetiver root. Over 2500 seasonal farmers receive fair wages and work in an organic environment to provide what is considered the best Vetiver oil in the world.

This one is very hard for me to describe – it is spicy, woody, and very earthy, but at the same time fresh. It is odd, but I like it!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won these rollerball perfumes in an InstaGram giveaway from The 7 Virtues.

 

The 7 Virtues Vanilla Woods, Jasmine Neroli, & Orange Blossom Eau de Parfum

The 7 Virtues - Vanilla Woods, Jasmine Neroli, Orange Blossom

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Today I have reviews of three of the scents from The 7 Virtues Eau de Parfum rollerball collection – Vanilla Woods, Jasmine Neroli and Orange Blossom. I recently won a giveaway via their InstaGram where I won a set of seven rollerballs. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

The 7 Virtues - Vali

Vanilla Woods

The 7 Virtues - Vanilla Woods

Fragrance Family: Warm & Spicy
Scent Type: Warm & Sweet Gourmands
Key Notes: Pear, Rose, Vanilla
About: This precious, organic, fair trade vanilla essential oil alleviates stress with aromatheraputic benefits. The intoxicating Vanilla Woods formulation is a classic scent with fresh notes of pear, a big heart note of rose, and base notes of soft caramel, vanilla, and amber. Blend with any of the other peace perfumes to create your own signature peace scent.

The 7 Virtues - Vanilla Woods
What else you need to know: Vanilla Woods perfume helps provide education and healthcare. The fair trade, organic vanilla is sourced from a sustainable cooperative in Madagascar that provides families with fair wages.

If you like vanilla based perfumes, then you will love this one. It is warm and sweet and works well combined with the other perfumes from The 7 Virtues.

Jasmine Neroli

The 7 Virtues - Jasmine Neroli

Fragrance Family: Floral
Scent Type: Powdery Floral
Key Notes: Ylang-Ylang, Orange Blossom (Neroli), Jasmine
About: This natural jasmine essential oil’s aromatheraputic properties help with meditation and remaining positive regardless of your challenges. This evocative blend is fresh yet sexy with healing neroli and soft honeysuckle. Anchored by base notes of labdanum and amber, this will become your favorite jasmine scent. For women and men looking for a new interpretation of the classic note, this scent is as comforting as soothing jasmine tea.

The 7 Virtues - Jasmine Neroli
What else you need to know: This vegan, hypoallergenic, and cruelty-free perfume provides financial assistance that supports agriculture in India. It also fosters college programs for the blind to become perfumers.

I normally do not like jasmine based scents, but this one works. The more I wear it, the more I’m liking it! There’s a underlying spiciness that comes through the jasmine. Love it!

Orange Blossom

The 7 Virtues - Orange Blossom

Fragrance Family: Fresh
Scent Type: Fresh Floral
Key Notes: Mandarin, Orange Blossom (Neroli) , Labdanum
About: Healing neroli (orange blossom) essential oil is known to reduce anxiety and has aromatheraputic benefits. This bright, fresh orange blossom blends gloriously with the lush, juicy freshness of mandarin, tangerine and bergamot. Known as the kind perfume, it comes with a warm heart of jasmine anchored with precious amber as a base note. This vegan perfume is for men and women who want a scent they can wear to work in the morning and layer with a bolder Rose Amber at night.

The 7 Virtues - Orange Blossom
What else you need to know: This peace perfume helps protect girls from forced marriage. Their fathers grow orange blossom crops to keep them safe from the illegal opium trade. This precious neroli (orange blossom) essential oil travels on the most dangerous highway in the world to bring a brighter future to the 1000 seasonal farmers and their families who benefit from our essential oil purchases.

This scent is really pretty, a light and fresh floral with a hint of juicy citrus. It blends really well with both Vanilla Woods and Jasmine Neroli!

Have you tried any of these perfumes?

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Disclosure: I won these in an awesome giveaway.