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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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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Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil from Little Barn Apothecary that came in my March Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil

Luxurious daily moisturizer crafted with organic skin perfecting oils of sesame, jojoba, avocado and vitamin E for intense moisture and a glistening youthful glow. Formulated for all skin types, non-greasy formula quickly absorbs deep into skin providing vitamins and minerals. An indulgent journey through fields of white sun-drenched blossoms, lightly kissed by delicate pink citrus. Honeysuckle absolute and pink grapefruit essential oils blend to create this perfectly sensual aroma: sweet, mildly citrus, sun-drenched floral. 

Little Barn Apothecary  Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil

It is no secret that I absolutely love body oils. Especially if they are light and non-greasy while being super hydrating. I really love how this body oil soaks into the skin quickly and deeply hydrates without feeling greasy.

Little Barn Apothecary  Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil

I don’t love the scent, but I don’t hate it either – I’m just not a fan of honeysuckle, but the grapefruit notes makes it work. This body oil is available in other scents, so I’d be interested in checking some of them out eventually.

I love that the ingredient list is fairly short:

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Absolute, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Essential Oil, Tocopherols (Vitamin E).

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

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Shower Gel Review

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Shower Gel

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Today I have a review of the Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Shower Gel from Andalou Naturals that came in my March Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

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This skin conditioning gel blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with coconut water and gentle cleansing botanicals for fresh, healthy looking skin. Uplifting citrus sunflower delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for an invigorating, all-over body treatment.

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Shower Gel

The packaging would probably be better with a pump, as the shower gel is a little on the runny side, but despite this, it lathers really well. I found it to be hydrating and makes my skin feel clean with no soapy residue left behind.  I love bath and shower products, especially if they have a nice scent, and this one is really bright and awakening, perfect for a sluggish morning! Citrus based scents are always so refreshing!

All in all, yet another bath and body product from Andalou Naturals that I really liked!

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Shower Gel

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Vegetable Glycerin, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive Berry Complex*, Lauryl Glucoside, Stearyl Citrate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water*†, Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Pine Isolates, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*

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Unboxing and First Impressions Petit Vour March 2019

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My March Petit Vour arrived on April 8th, it seems to be arriving later each month. 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 March 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 @ 1.3678 my box cost me $31.46 CAD this month.

Let’s take a look at what was in the March Petit Vour box:

Petit Vour March 2019

 

K. Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream (sample size 10ml / 0.33 fl oz, $20 USD, full size 30 ml / 1.01 fl oz, $52 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

Instant luminosity, no filter needed. This sheer illuminating cream creates a natural looking, no makeup glow to all skin tones while moisturizing for a soft, radiant complexion. This ultra-hydrating cream creates a subtle luster and the formula flatters all skin types. Worn alone, over makeup, or as a highlighter, the lightweight bronzer delivers an instant glow to every complexion.

I had one of the K.Voss Plumping Lip Balms and loved it, so I was super excited to try something else from this brand. I’ve seen the Bronzing Potion on InstaGram, and it looked really pretty.

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser (sample size 0.37 oz / 11ml, $10 USD full size 3.3 oz / 100 ml, $59 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

Dissolve makeup, sunscreen and bacteria with this nourishing oil cleanser that leaves skin clean and soft without residue. Super hydrating, antioxidant rich plant oils combine with healing and anti-inflammatory Calendula, Turmeric, and Blue Tansy to calm and detoxify skin. Luxuriate in the scent of a blend of all natural neroli and geranium essential oils.

This unique Oil Cleanser is water soluble and can be removed with just water.  No washcloth required. Ideal for dry, sensitive, and acne prone skin.

This oil cleanser sounds perfect for my sensitive skin, I’ll start using it as soon as I do a skin patch test.

Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil (sample size 1.5 oz / 44ml $14 USD, full size 4oz / 118ml, $50 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

Luxurious daily moisturizer crafted with organic skin perfecting oils of sesame, jojoba, avocado and vitamin E for intense moisture and a glistening youthful glow. Formulated for all skin types, non-greasy formula quickly absorbs deep into skin providing vitamins and minerals. An indulgent journey through fields of white sun-drenched blossoms, lightly kissed by delicate pink citrus. Honeysuckle absolute and pink grapefruit essential oils blend to create this perfectly sensual aroma: sweet, mildly citrus, sun-drenched floral. 

I do like body oils, hopefully I will like the scent!

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Shower Gel (sample size 1.7 fl oz, $2 USD, full size 8.5 fl oz, $10 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

This skin conditioning gel blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with coconut water and gentle cleansing botanicals for fresh, healthy looking skin. Uplifting citrus sunflower delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for an invigorating, all-over body treatment.

Andalou Naturals makes great bath and body products, so I’m pretty sure that this will be great!

This month, Petit Vour included a bonus for all their subscribers – a fan favourite from either Juice Beauty or Evolvh!

Petit Vour March 2019

I received the Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar (Sample size 1.2 oz / 34g $3 USD) – I’ve gotten this one before in a Petit Vour box back in June 2018, and really liked it, the review is here.

Petit Vour March 2019

This month’s box was valued at $46 USD – which works out to $62.92 CAD. All in all, I’m really happy with this month’s box. Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test everything out!

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Currently Testing – Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device

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This is a sneak peek at the Infinity Hair Removal Device that the PR team for Silk’n sent to me for testing and review purposes. I’m super excited about this device because I have had laser hair removal sessions about 8.5 to 9 years ago, and was thinking about getting a few “touch up” sessions as I have had some regrowth since then (more on this later).[info in italics taken from the Silk’n website]

One thing I will say – if you choose not to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful. If you choose to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful too. We are all beautiful!

A little bit of detail on eHPL for those that like to nerd it up with me:

In addition to optical light energy found in HPL (home pulsed light), our new eHPL technology uses galvanic energy to open your pores, allowing the Infinity to treat thick, stubborn hairs right at their root even more effectively. With its quartz bulb, the device is able to reload faster than other technologies, allowing for more pulses in a shorter amount of time for speedy treatment that fits your schedule.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

So how does it work?

A quartz bulb delivers the optical light pulse, which is directed into the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and is transformed into heat. This heat destroys the hair so it won’t grow back, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The result is an effective, and virtually painless, treatment. […] Galvanic energy is delivered through an electrode plate located at the rear of the Infinity device […] When the electrode touches the skin, the skin pores open, allowing optical energy to reach deeply to the root of the hair follicle, giving it access to even the most coarse, stubborn hairs. This energy also stimulates your skin to improve circulation and tone, while allowing for optimal absorption of post-treatment lotion

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

I decided to start testing on my lower leg, bikini line and underarms – all of which I have previously had laser hair removal treatments and need touch ups. I had nine treatments over the course of about 1.5 years – and that was about 8.5 to 9 years ago. I would say that my lower legs are roughly 70 to 75% hair free, underarms and bikini line are roughly 65 to 70% hair free. So I’m not starting at the very beginning. 

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

A typical full hair growth cycle may take 18 to 24 months. During this time, multiple hair removal sessions will be required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal. The efficiency of hair removal varies from person to person according to body area, hair color and how the device is used. Here’s what a typical hair removal plan should look like during a full hair growth cycle:

Treatments 1 to 4: Two weeks apart. Treatments 5 to 7: Four weeks apart. Treatments 8+: Treat as needed, until desired hair removal results are achieved.

I’ve already done my first treatment, and am due for the second one at the end of the week. The machine is easy to use. I like that it has adjustable intensity settings. I started at the lowest intensity to see how it felt and test how my skin reacted before moving up to a higher setting.

The machine makes a little zapping sound when it flashes, and you can hear the cooling fan inside the machine. Personally, I don’t think that it hurts at all, it just feels like a little heat pulse to me. I will say that areas where the skin is thinner (ie. underarms, back of the knee, and leg crease / bikini line) feel odd – not painful, just slightly uncomfortable in a weird sort of way. On my legs, it was a breeze! And surprisingly quick to do even though I was taking my time to get used to handling the device.

I will be checking in along the way to let you all know my results after every few treatments to let you know my progress, I’m quite excited!

Feel free to ask any questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

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Disclosure: The Silk’n Infinity was gifted to me for testing and review purposes. However, my opinion is based on my experience of using this device (and of course, my experience might be different from yours).

 

 

 

Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Foot Soak Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Sea Mineral Foot Soak from Formulary 55 that came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

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Perfect for tired feet, this fizzing foot soak is a wonderful way to end a long day. This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is made with pure essential oils and Dead Sea mineral salts.

To use, fill a small wash tub with water, drop in contents of envelope (each packet contains enough for 1-2 treatments), and soak your feet in the detoxifying blend.

Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Foot Soak

It is like a fizzy bath bomb, but for the feet. I love that it has minimal ingredients. This would be perfect for someone who is on their feet all day. Very relaxing and soothing.

The peppermint and eucalyptus give it such a fresh and relaxing scent – I often mix peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils on my diffuser because I love the two combined!

Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Foot Soak

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ground Dead Sea salts, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, cornstarch, and essential oils.

Do you use foot soaks?

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Unboxing & First Impressions Petit Vour February 2019

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My February Petit Vour arrived on March 1st. 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 February 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 (@ 1.3478) my box cost me $31 CAD this month.

Let’s take a look at what was in the February Petit Vour box:

Antonym Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil in shade Brown $19 USD

Petit Vour February 2019

A creamy, Ecocert certified, waterproof eye pencil that offers professional performance. Soft and smooth application with rich color pay-off guaranteed to help you achieve the desired look, from a precise line to a perfect smudge for smoky eyes. The high content of moisturizing ingredients and natural antioxidants, marula oil, jojoba oil, candelilla and carnauba are excellent for sensitive skin.

I’m so happy that the eyeliner is brown and not black as I have quite a stash of black eyeliners. It comes with a sharpener too – which I love because I’m always misplacing my sharpener!

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner $10 USD for 1 oz, $28 USD for 4 oz

Petit Vour February 2019

Skin loves this delicious nutrient and mineral rich toner. It adjusts pH and refines the pores. It will nourish and hydrate the skin while removing any residual make-up or cleanser. Excellent to set makeup as well as a calming aftershave. Always carry this as a companion on long drives or airplane trips to give skin a refresher along your travels. Suitable for all skin types. 

I love, love, love facial toner mists. Very excited to try it out!

EiR NYC Tough Love Cuticle Balm $14 USD for 0.5 oz

Petit Vour February 2019

We all need to feel the soothing warmth of love and some of our rough and scratchy patches need it even more. The Neem oil used in the Tough Love softening salve is known to have antifungal and antiseptic properties. Improves elasticity for rough skin, feet, elbows, and cuticles that need some extra love.

I really use cuticle balms – especially in the winter, my hands and cuticles get so dry!

Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Foot Soak $7 USD for 1.5 oz

Petit Vour February 2019

Perfect for tired feet, this fizzing foot soak is a wonderful way to end a long day. This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is made with pure essential oils and Dead Sea mineral salts.

This sounds interesting, I look forward to trying it out.

Petit Vour February 2019

The total value of this month’s Petit Vour box adds up to $ 50 USD which converts to $67.39 CAD.

What do you think of this month’s box? I think that is is pretty great this month, and I can’t wait see what is in the March box!

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