Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 4 – The Lip Balms

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

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Lowen's Natural Skincare

Today I’m continuing with my reviews of some of the products that came in my awesome PR package from Canadian company Lowen’s Natural Skincare (Parts 1, 2, and 3 are here). Today’s reviews are of the Lip Balms [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

 

 

The story behind all of Lowen’s Lip Balms can be found in a failed experiment.  In the early days when I was trying to create a natural, incredible effective and locally sourced diaper balm for our daughter Lowen, I accidentally came up with the lip balm formula. You see, after a boat load of experimentation and failed formulations, I finally thought I had created an amazing diaper balm! Not so…when my wife applied it to her hand and placed it under the tap, it didn’t do a great job repelling the water.  It actually “took on” water, which isn’t desirable when you are trying to protect baby’s bottom from dirty diaper nastiness.

Anyhow, I felt pretty defeated and my better half recognized this.  Later that same night after finishing up a late feeding with Lowen, my wife’s lips were really bothering her. Being half-asleep and not wanting to search in the dark for “lip chap,”  she decided to repurpose my failed formula, that happened to be sitting by the change table, as a lip balm. In the morning, I learned that, by accident, I had created “the most amazing lip balms she’s tried!” 

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

Lowen’s currently has 17 lip balm flavours on the website, and I received 6 of them: Be Local (made with local honey), Classic Lime Margarita (lime and tequila), Creamsicle (orange and vanilla), Funky Cold Camelina (their first unflavoured lip balm made with local camelina oil), Lime in da Coconut (lime and coconut oil) and It’s Mint Tea, Honey (mint & honey).

So far I’ve tried out Funky Cold Camelina, Creamsicle and It’s Mint Tea, Honey – all are incredibly creamy and hydrating and not at all waxy.

Funky Cold Camelina:

Lowen's Natural Skincare - Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm

Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm (formerly known as Cool Camelina) was our first unflavored lip balm made with the goodness of Three Farmer’s Camelina Oil.  For those of you that are not in the know, Camelina is an “ancient”grain (AKA – Gold of Pleasure) that used to be used as an oilseed in Europe in the oldtimey days. […] What is great about camelina oil is that it is very stable to high (and low, as in freezing) temperatures and is abundant in unsaturated fatty acids (see essential fatty acids).  So, it’s great for your lips and the rest of your skin, which is why we use it in so many of our products!

I’ve never heard of camelina before – it is an interesting ingredient. Although this is supposed to be an unflavoured lip balm, it does have a hint of flavour.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oleosomes, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Certified Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter.

Similar to the other Lowen’s products that I’ve already reviewed, the ingredient list is short and easy to understand – no weird or hard to identify ingredients.

Let’s a a closer look at Creamsicle:

Lowen's Natural Skincare - Creamsicle Lip Balm

Inspired one of our favorite summertime treats.  While they now come in a variety of flavours, there really is only one real flavour and that’s the orange creamsicle. To achieve this unique taste, like everything we do…we do is differently.  This time we’ve combined blood orange essential oil with a little vanilla essential oil to impart the “ice cream” effect.

This one smells dreamy. And in my opinion, better than a creamsicle!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Certified Organic Cold pressed Non-GMO Canola Oil, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oleosomes, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Certified Organic, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Citrus sinensis (Blood Orange) Essential Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.

The ingredient list is a little different than Funky Cold Camelina, but again, no mystery ingredients.

It’s Mint Tea, Honey is not listed on the website as I believe that it is a lip balm flavour that was made for exclusively for the Fairmont Palliser Hotel.

Lowen's Natural Skincare It's Mint Tea, Honey Lip Balm

This one is sweet minty goodness. Oh my!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Canola Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorus (Safflower) Oleosomes, Honey, Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Menthol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita Extract, Hyaluronic Acid

I haven’t tried out the rest because I don’t want them all open at the same time, but I am sure that they are all going to be awesome as their ingredient lists are fairly similar. The only one that I might not like is Lime in Da Coconut depending on if it has an obvious coconut scent or not (if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will be familiar with my aversion to coconut scents).

I’m a happy lip balm addict!

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these came in a PR package, however my love of natural skincare and opinions are entirely my own!

 

Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Concealer Review

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Today I have a review of the Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Concealer that came in my December Petit Vour box. Although I only shared my unboxing and first impressions two days ago, I’ve been testing out this concealer since December 31st. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

 

This creamy and nourishing concealer improves uneven skin tone, conceals dark circles, reduces redness, and lifts signs of fatigue while benefiting the skin with argan oil, shea butter, green tea and Vitamin E.

  • Lightweight and buildable medium to full coverage
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Crease-proof and budge-proof
  • Long-wearing formula

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

This concealer is available in five shades – fair (pink undertones), fair light (neutral or yellow undertones), medium (warm undertones), medium dark (olive to tan with warm undertones) and dark (warm undertones). Looking at the shades online, none look like they would work for dark skin tones – to me the shades look like they’re very much on the light end of the skintone spectrum – I could be mistaken since I haven’t seen the other shades in person. If you have seen the darker shades, please let me know!

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

I received the lightest shade, fair – which works for me as most of my concealers are in the porcelain to fair range. The coverage is a little heavier than my preference of light to medium coverage, so if you like your concealers on the medium to full coverage side, then you will probably like this one.

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

It didn’t crease on me, but I found that it did accentuate dryness around my nose (I was a little dry and red as I was recovering from a cold) so it might need a little extra work if you have dry skin. It does hide redness in my skin really well which I like. I didn’t blend the concealer out completely, because if I do, it doesn’t show up in the photo because it is a perfect match for my skintone!

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propylene Carbonate, Polyglycerin-3, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Aloe (Oil) Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lavender Bulgaria Oil*, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Marula Oil), Coffea Arabica Leaf/Seed Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

Have you tried anything from Han Skincare Cosmetics? This is the first time I’ve tried anything from them.

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

 

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions December 2018

Petit Vour December 2018

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With the holidays, my Petit Vour box didn’t arrive until New Year’s Eve. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen my unboxing, but 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. [all info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour December 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 US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (@ 1.3600) my box cost me $31.28 CAD this month.

Petit Vour December 2018

Let’s take a look at what was in the December Petit Vour box.

Petit Vour December 2018

Han Skin Care Cosmetics Concealer, full size $18 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

This creamy and nourishing concealer improves uneven skin tone, conceals dark circles, reduces redness, and lifts signs of fatigue while benefiting the skin with argan oil, shea butter, green tea and Vitamin E.

  • Lightweight and buildable medium to full coverage
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Crease-proof and budge-proof
  • Long-wearing formula

I received the shade Fair (with pink undertones). I was running low on one of my concealers, so this is perfect timing!

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish, sample size (1 oz) $8.50 USD, full size (4 oz) $34 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

Wake up your shower routine and revive dry and dull skin with a blissful aromatic blend of Nicaraguan coffee beans, organic sugar, cold-pressed moringa and a sweet and spicy essential oil blend.   

Fresh Nicaraguan coffee beans, rich in caffeine, firm and tighten skin and gently exfoliate to invite the healthy production of new skin cells.

Moringa is rich in zeatin, known for stimulating cell division, growth, and delaying aging of cells. Moringa is packed with crucial fatty acids and antioxidants that the fight free radicals that cause premature aging.

This smells really nice, and I do love body scrubs so I’m looking forward to testing this out – although my preference is for sugar or salt based scrubs.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir, sample size $18 USD (7ml / 0.23oz), full size $80 USD (30ml / 1oz)

Petit Vour December 2018

Dr. Goldfaden’s advanced brightening and antioxidant serum helps aid against the appearance of photoaging and free radical damage, while leaving skin feeling hydrated and looking radiant.

  • Works to boost skin moisture and calm appearance
  • Increases radiance and improves appearance of skin color and tone
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines

I love serums, so I’m happy about getting a new one to try out! This one sounds great!

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion, sample size (50ml / 1.7oz) $2 USD, full size (236ml / 8oz) $14 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

This ultimate skin food blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Soothing rosewater delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for a luxurious, all-over body treatment.

This is my second body lotion / butter from Andalou Naturals – the last one was in my September box! Luckily I love body lotions, and this time I got a rose scented one. Can’t wait to try this!

Petit Vour December 2018

Overall, this month’s box is worth $46.50 USD – which works out to $63.24 CAD. As well, I received the replacement for my defective Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream from the October box. They sent me two of them – possibly to make up for it taking so long to replace.

Petit Vour December 2018

What did you think of the December box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription box.

Empties – December 2018

Empties December 2018 - Lily De Mai, Harmony + Blossom, Essence, Hurraw

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As per usual, I’ve kept my empties for the month. I did not manage to finish up very many things in December, but since my goal is to use things up, any empties are progress in my quest to not let products go to waste.

Let’s take a look, and I will link to reviews and let you know if I will be repurchasing or not.

Empties December 2018 - Essence, Lily De Mai, Harmony & Blossom, Hurraw

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – I’ve purchased this so many times, this is my HG waterproof mascara. I always go back to this or the Get Big Lashes one after I test out others. Original review is here.

Lily De Mai Bliss Transformative Moisture Mist – I absolutely loved this facial mist and I’m sad that it is empty. I’m putting it on my wishlist as I have a few facial mists in my stash to use up. Original review is here. (PR sample)

Harmony + Blossom Cleansing Clay – This was a super gentle exfoliating clay cleanser. I have a bit of a cleanser stash to work through, so I won’t be purchasing this right now (even though I liked it a lot). Original review is here. (PR sample)

Essence The False Lashes Mascara – This is my fave non-waterproof mascara because it adds volume and holds a curl and I’ve purchased it several times. It even manages to hold up pretty well when my eyes water from laughing! I’ll purchase this again once I finish up another mascara in my stash. Original review is here.

Hurraw Lip Balm (Earl Grey) – I loved this lip balm. It smells like earl grey tea (bergamot). I’m a lip balm addict and just got a ton of new lip balms in my stash, so I won’t replace this just yet. I’m still using the Hurraw Moon Lip Balm at night (when I’m not using my Bite Beauty Lip Mask). Review is here.

Empties December 2018 - Lily De Mai, Harmony + Blossom, Essence, Hurraw

Were you able to finish up much in December?

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Disclosure: All PR samples identified. Please see original blog post for details.

My Top 18 Cruelty Free of 2018

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I’ve been combing through my blog posts from 2018 and have for you my top 18 cruelty free products for 2018 – it includes bath & body, haircare, skincare and a little bit of makeup. It was really tough to narrow it down to just 18.

Let’s get started! These are not in any particular order, just grouped by category.

Bath and Body:

1. Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium & Purple Clay Sugar Scrub – I’ve been using this all the time, it works amazing to exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. This might be my all time fave sugar scrub! Review is here. (PR product).

2. Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soap – Another staple in my bath / shower routine. It also works well to gentle exfoliate without drying out the skin. Review is here. (PR product)

3. Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Oil – I love this body oil, it smells amazing and it is fast to absorb into the skin without a greasy residue. Review is here.

4. Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream – This smells the same as the body oil, but I prefer to use this one in the cold winter months. Review is here.

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

5. Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm – Although I haven’t had this for very long, I’ve been using it daily and it has really been helping keep my hands soft. Review is here.

Haircare:

6. Kristen Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Spray – This works well to give my hair beachy waves without making it feel crunchy or gross. Review is here.

7. Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask – I love hair masks and this one is exceptional. It makes my hair incredibly soft and really helps to tame it. Review is here. (PR sample)

8. Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve tried three different formulations from this line, and liked them all, this is my current fave because my hair gets uncharacteristically flat due to the cold air and hat wearing. Review is here.

9. Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is such a great styling lotion. I tend to use this when I’m going to blow dry my hair because it adds volume and tame my hair at the same time. Review is here.

Wise Men's Care

10. Wise Men’s Care Birch Bark Daily Shampoo – This shampoo doesn’t lather very well, but it manages to clean my hair deeply. And it smells very woody / earthy. Review is here. (PR sample)

Skincare:

11. Poetic Blend The Hero Oil and The Timeless Oil – These facial oils are beautiful. I use each one depending on what I feel my skins needs on any given day. These are a must have in my skincare routine. Reviews are here, and here. (I won these in a giveaway)

12. Poetic Blend The Warrior Serum – I use this serum at night and wake up with beautiful skin. It has AHA, glycolic acid, and ceramides Review is here. (Part of my Poetic Blend giveaway prize winnings)

13. Pacifica Quinoa Sensitive Super Gentle Face Wash – I really like this cleanser, it is super gentle but manages to deeply clean. Review is here.

14. By Anhesa Cedar Face Cream – Another new product, but I’ve been using it a lot these days as it is lightweight yet hydrating, and plays nicely with facial oils and with makeup. Review is here.

15. Sudsatorium Great Gatsby Lip Scrub – This lip scrub is so good. So good! It is bright and minty and my lips are always so smooth and soft after I use it! Review is here.

16. Nova Scotia Fisherman Extreme Lip Care Lip Balm – I’m a lip balm addict. This one is great for winter weather because it protects and hydrates the lips. Review is here.

Make-up:

17. Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Mineral Veil – This is such a great loose powder. It gives my skin a very natural, radiance and doesn’t cling to dry patches. Review is here.

18. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream SPF30 – I barely wore foundation all summer because this worked so well to give me the light coverage that I prefer and SPF. Review is here.

Wow, it was really tough to narrow it down to 18! What were your faves for 2018?

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Disclosure: Please see original blog post reviews for details, all pr samples have been identified.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil Review in Glowing

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

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Today I’m reviewing a product that has been on my wishlist for awhile – the Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil in the shade Glowing that I recently purchased. [info in italics taken from the website]

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

A little bit about Elate Cosmetics:

At Elate Cosmetics we are committed to empower everyone to use the best possible products for their daily rituals. We create safe effective beauty products using cruelty-free ingredients, ethical marketing and sustainable practices.

Vegan. Cruelty Free. Clean. Gluten Free. Made in Canada. Sustainable Packaging and Values.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Now onto the product itself. The packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource.

Finish off your look for the day with Veiled Elation in Glowing. This loose mineral powder literally transforms your skin, with special bamboo extract to reduce redness and irritation. Use Veiled Elation to set your liquid foundation, reduce oil and shine, and create the illusion of flawless skin for that perfect camera-ready glow.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Ingredients: Mica, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract Boron Nitride, Silica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines

First off, the packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource. This translucent mineral powder is great for setting foundation, but I’ve also used it on its own, or with a bit of under-eye concealer. It gives my skin a natural radiant glow without being glittery. It smooths out my skin and so far, doesn’t cling to dry patches or collect in my fine lines. I really like it!

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I’ve also previously reviewed the Creme Revealer (concealer) that came in one of my Petit Vour boxes. I have my eye on one of their foundations, but have a few to use up from my stash first.

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Disclosure: I purchased this.

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Review

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

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Covergirl has recently become cruelty free, earning their Leaping Bunny certification! This leads me to hope that more brands will start to do the same! I needed a new mascara, as I’m fairly vigilant about replacing them regularly, so I decided to try out the LashBlast Volume in the Waterproof formulation in the shade Very Black [info in italics taken from the Canadian Covergirl website]

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

I am pretty picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are fairly light in colour despite being a natural brunette so I basically have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. To make it even more complicated, my eyes are quite sensitive, and lots of mascaras irritate my eyes. Add to that the fact that my eyes water easily, so any mascara that I use must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof).

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

I have seven requirements for a mascara:

1. waterproof

2. smudge-proof

3. non-flaking / non-clumping

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black)

5. volumizing

6. must hold a curl

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes

Get a blast of bold, volumizing mascara – rain or shine! LashBlast’s patented volume-boosting hypoallergenic mascara formula and patent-pending brush are designed to max out each and every lash, leaving you with the ultimate big-lash look. In original, non-waterproof, too!

It claims to give 10X the volume, which is much more reasonable the claims than some of mascaras have for 500X the volume.

The wand has rubber needle type bristles, which I’m generally not a big fan of. I prefer the chubbier or curved bristle style wands normally.

Covergirl LashBlast Volume Mascara Waterproof

Ok. so how does it measure up? It checks the boxes in terms of being waterproof, smudgeproof, non-flaky / non-clumpy, and it a nice deep dark black, and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes. I do find it to be a little less awesome in terms of volume and holding a curl. My lashes have some volume and some curl. Overall I’d give this mascara a 6 out of 7, with 1/2 a point taken off for volume, and 1/2 a point for curl factor. It is a good mascara, but it isn’t a great mascara for me.

Do you have a fave Covergirl mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Donore Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Pod Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip & Cheek Pod from Donore Cosmetics that came in my November Petit Vour subscription box. I like the idea of a multi-use product. Let’s take a closer look at the product description and ingredients [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

 

The lip & cheek pod offers naturally vibrant colors blended with essential oils and Shea butter to moisturize, plump and condition lips. The organic lipstick is a long-lasting formula that provides maximum coverage with effortless application, leaving lips feeling soft and smooth all day. A hydrating formula loaded with antioxidants and is 100% natural lipstick with color derived from fruit pigment.

  • Bronzed Kiss –  a cappuccino, bronze color with subtle shimmer
  • Pretty in Pink – pink with subtle shimmer
  • Cherry Bomb – a matte, cherry red
  • Dragonberry Royale – a matte berry
  • Tiger Melon – vibrant coral pink with a hint of shimmer

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

The shade that I received is not identified on the package, but it looks like I received Tiger Melon based on the shade description.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ricinus Communis (Castor)  Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sun Flower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme)Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract-PreservativeTocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), *Certified Organic 

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

The Lip and Cheek Pod feels like a silky lip balm on the lips, very hydrating and comfortable with lots of plant-based oils and waxes. It has a very mild, almost non-existent scent.

In terms of the claim of “vibrant colors” I would have to disagree. As you can see from the swatch on my fairly pale skin, the colour is very minimal. And on my lips, it is almost invisible. Despite the lack of pigmentation, it makes a really great lip balm, so I’ll definitely be using it a lot!

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

Monthly Empties – November 2018

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Another month of products that I’ve managed to finish up. Let’s take a look and I’ll tell you if I plan on repurchasing (or not).

Haircare:

Empties November 2018

Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo in Color Protection (Avocado Oil & Pomegranate) – I finished up the conditioner awhile back. I really like the shampoos and conditioners from Attitude, I’ve tried a few of the formulations in the Super Leaves line, and in fact, I’m testing out another one right now, so I won’t be re-purchasing right away. (Reviews for the Color Protection and Nourishing & Strengthening)

Ouai Wave Spray – This wave spray worked so well for my hair – I love the beautiful beachy waves that it gives, but unless they come out with a milder scent, I probably won’t re-purchase. If you aren’t sensitive to scents, you will probably love this one. Review is here.

Skincare:

Empties November 2018

Formulary 55 Rosehip & Clay Facial Mask – this came in a Petit Vour box. I really liked this clay mask, I think that I managed to get six uses from the package. I have a few facial masks in my stash to use up so I don’t plan on purchasing at this time. Review is here.

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin Serum – This was nearly finished when I knocked it over and the bottle shattered on my bathroom floor! Oops! I have so many serums to use up, that I am not buying any at this time until I finished up several more. Review is here.

Personelle Brand Facial Cotton Squares – I use these for removing mascara and swatches. I tend to buy whatever is on sale. These ones were not soft, and tended to leave cotton fibres in my lashes, so I’m going to try to remember not to buy these ones again.

Olverum Bath Oil – Another Petit Vour box gem – I absolutely LOVED this bath oil! I managed to get five or six baths from this bottle. This bath oil is at the top of my wishlist! I’m only buying necessary things for myself right now and this one is a luxury splurge. Review is here.

Poetic Blend The Cosmic Serum – I received this in a mega awesome giveaway package that I had won from Poetic Blend. This is a beautiful hydrating serum, it is on my wishlist to purchase after I use up a few more serums from my stash. Review is here.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Cuticle Rescue – This is a must have for nails  / cuticles! I’m currently using up a cuticle oil from my stash, so I don’t need to repurchase this yet, but again, it is one that I have on my wishlist. Review is here.

Makeup Decluttering:

Empties November 2018

I liked all three of these products, but it is time to let them go as I’ve either had them way too long, or they’ve dried out. The two highlighters Nyx Born to Glow and Soap & Glory Glow All Out were featured recently in my Highlighter Stash, but sadly they’ve started to go off or dry out. The ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip was in the shade Frick n Frack – which I LOVED – has also started to dry out, so it is high time to let it go!

Did you finish up a lot this month? I’m pretty happy with the progress that I making in working my way through my stash and using things up whenever possible, and decluttering when products have been kept too long.

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