Antonym Cosmetics Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil Review

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Today I have a review of the Natural Waterproof Eye Pencil from Antonym Cosmetics that came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken form the Petit Vour website]

Antonym Eye Pencil1

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.

Antonym Cosmetics Eye Pencil (Brown)

The pencil comes in three shades – Noir (black), brown and steel 3 (grey). I received the brown. I’m so happy that I didn’t receive a black eyeliner, I have so many of them to use up in my stash. And my only brown eyeliner (Urban Decay) is nearly finished, so it was perfect timing to get a new one!

Antonym Cosmetics Eye Pencil (Brown)

So how is it? This eyeliner is long wearing and does not budge once applied – it even withstands my watery eyes! I love that it comes with a sharpener – and the sharpener is a good one.

Antonym Cosmetics Eye Pencil (Brown)

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | iron oxides 77491/77492/77499/77019, mica, hydrogenated jojoba oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, hydrogenated vegetable oil, butyrospernum parkii (shea) butter*, canola oil, sclerocarya birrea seed oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, glyceryl caprylate, copernicia, cerifera (caranauba) wax, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, ascorbyl palmitate *certified organic

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

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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Sothys Summer Chill Spring-Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

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I was recently sent a few PR package with products from the new Summer Chill collection, from Sothys / PozPub. [info in italics taken from the Spring-Summer Makeup Collection press release, first photo taken from Sothys website]

The new Spring-Summer makeup collection inspired by chic, ethnic style, is an invitation to travel, to unwind and to relax.  […] Fresh and vibrant tones Fushia and poppy embellished with luminous nude colours for a chic and cool summer collection. 

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

The seven piece collection contains a matte bronzing powder (Terre Lointaine), a radiant blush (Rose d’été), an eyeshadow palette (Harmonie de tons “Nude”), a matte contour lip pencil (Teint Universelle), two Lipstick Pencils (Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé) and a nail polish (Fushia Fauve). I received five products from this collection. Let’s take a look:

The Eyeshadow Palette Harmonie de tons “Nude” contains four taupe / mauve toned nude shades with an iridescent finish.

This palette is beautiful, it has a matte black magnetic case. The shadows all have a pearly finish, and the colours all work together.

The shadows are soft and buttery, quite pigmented for nude tones. I can see this palette working for a wide range of skin tones. Very wearable colours.

The matte Contour Lip Pencil in Teint Universelle (Universal Shade) is a lip pencil that  can work with all lipstick shades. It can be used on its own as well.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Ombre Sothys Eye Quartet Palette 40 harmonie de tons nude

The lip pencil is long wearing and pigmented, surprisingly comfortable on the lips.

The Lipstick Pencil in shades Fushia Fauve and Rouge Orangé with shea butter, brown algae extract and castor oil (for hydration, plumping and shine).

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Lipstick Pencil in Rouge Orangé and Fushia Fauve

I really love these lipsticks, very comfortable, pigmented and long wearing. The colours are so bright and juicy!

The Nail Polish in the shade Fushia Fauve with vitamins B5, C and E, as well as sweet almond oil for for protecting and nourishing the nails.

Sothys Spring Summer 2019 Makeup Collection - Nail Polish Fushia Fauve

This polish is super shiny, and bright. I love the pop of colour! I can see myself wearing this polish a lot.

What do you think of this makeup collection?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is based on my experience with the products.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mascara from Pacifica Beauty that came in my January Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara

You will fall in love with the long-lasting, nourishing, natural mineral mascara. This amazing formula is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume. Apply for a natural look by day, or layer for more volume with the super plush 100% vegan brush that provides effortless coverage.

I am very picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural brunette so I 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. 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).

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did Pacifica’s Stellar Gaze Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof +1/2 point, as the formula is not waterproof. It is slightly water-resistant, but not 100%.

2. smudge-proof +1/2 point, I did experience some smudging, likely due to my eyes watering while out.

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 point, no flaking or clumping!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 point, this mascara is nice and dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 point, this is more of a lengthening formula, but I got ok volume with two coats.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 point, it held a curl ok, but not amazingly well. At least it didn’t make my lashes droop!

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 point, this has to be the most gentle eye and lash friendly mascara that I’ve ever tried! My lashes feel so soft after using this, so I’m giving this mascara a bonus +1/2 point for gentleness / lash conditioning!

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara

So how does the Stellar Gaze Mascara measure up? I would give this one a 5.5 out of 7.

If you don’t have watery eyes, and like a lengthening formula, then you will probably love this one. Sadly, my eyes water a bit too much for this one to work well for me. But if they ever come out with a waterproof version of this mascara, I would definitely want to try it out!

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

Essence Volume Hero Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing a fairly new waterproof mascara from Essence Cosmetics, makers of some of my favourite mascaras – the Volume Hero Waterproof formulation. [info in italics taken from the European Essence website as I couldn’t find the waterproof version on the Canadian site]

Essence Hero Mascara - Waterproof

The popular “volume hero” mascara for maximum lashes is getting some reinforcement: in combination with a waterproof texture, the new version creates endless lash-volume that can handle anything! The plastic volume brush absorbs a lot of bulk to reach each individual lash.

  • Waterproof mascara for endless volume
  • Plastic volume brush
  • Long-lasting, dramatic look

If you’ve been following me awhile, you will be familiar with my criteria for mascaras. But I’ll repeat them here:

I am very 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 have to curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I don’t have any eyelashes. AND my eyes are quite sensitive, and a lot of mascaras irritate my eyes. Add to that the fact that my eyes water easily, so my mascara must be smudge-proof and water-resistant (or waterproof).

To summarize, I have seven requirements for 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 and 7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes.

Essence Hero Mascara - Waterproof

So how does it measure up? The first time that I tried this mascara, I didn’t love it. But by the third use, my opinion started to change. It ticks all the boxes for me, and I would give it a 6.5 out of 7, with half a point taken off as it can get clumpy if you aren’t careful. I find that cleaning the brush end off before using does help to reduce the clumping risk.

This mascara is super black and adds volume to my lashes and holds a curl for my stick straight lashes. All in all, I like this one.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I paid for this!

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer (Strawberry Whip) Review

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Today I have a little review and swatching of one of the Slip Tease Lip Lacquers in the shade Strawberry Whip from Nyx Cosmetics. I purchased this one just before Christmas, and have been wearing it since then. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

Put the moves on your pout with our new Slip Tease Full Colour Lip Lacquer. From seductive nudes to bold berries and more, this luxurious lippie delivers full coverage in 24 pigment-rich and seriously plush shades that shine.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

Featuring an hourglass-shaped applicator that makes lining your lips a cinch, each weightless hue slips on comfy-smooth and glossy for a knockout finish. The soft vanilla-mint scent is also pretty irresistible.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

This is a glossy liquid lipstick, and is super hydrating. Fairly long wearing, but not smudge or transfer-proof. I love the shade that I bought.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

Very hydrating, and pigmented. Not sticky like a regular lip gloss.

Nyx Slip Tease Lip Lacquer in Strawberry Whip

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Sothys Echappée Parisienne Fall / Winter Makeup Collection

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Today I’m showing you a few things from the latest makeup collection from Sothys that PozPub sent to me to try out. I received two lipsticks and a liquid liner from their newly launched fall /winter collection titled Echappée Parisienne. The Sothys Fall / Winter Collection is a glamorous and elegant makeup collection, inspired by Paris.

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

The packaging for both lipsticks is beautiful, a shiny, lacquer type finish that makes it so hard to photograph!

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

Rouge Intense 236 Bois de Rose Vaugirard (Rosewood) Satin Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

This is a satin finish lipstick, feels very much like a Bite Beauty lipstick in terms of creaminess. I’ve been wearing this one a lot, it is a beautiful and wearable shade. This is a perfect rosy nude type shade.

Rouge Mat 340 Prune République (Plum) Velvet matte Finish

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection

I have to say that the Rouge Mat Velvet lipsticks are one of the most comfortable matte lipsticks that I’ve ever worn. I really like the shade for days when I want a bolder lip. It is long wearing and highly pigmented.

Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner

Sothys Fall Winter Makeup Collection - Calligraphy Liner

This is a smudgeproof liquid liner. Once it dries, it does not budge until you remove it! I like the brush tip, it makes it easy to do both fine and thicker lines. A perfect black liquid liner!

Sothys Liner4

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these are PR samples, however my opinion is my own and based on my own experience of using these products.

Empties January 2019

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I’m still working my way through my stash and using things up. I managed to finish up a few things this month. Let’s take a look and I’ll let you know if I’ve repurchased or not, or if I plan on repurchasing eventually, and I’ll include a link to the original review(s).

Empties January 2019

Native Deodorant in Lavender Rose and Cedar Sea Salt – Both myself and the mister finished our first natural deodorant sticks from Native. I’ve already purchased replacements, but this time in Hibiscus and Mint for me, and Eucalyptus and Mint for him. I’m also alternating using the sensitive formula in Cotton and Lily scent. Reviews are here and here.

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner – This set took me six months to finish up because I can’t use it all the time as I need more hydration for my hair, nor did not give my hair any added volume – both of which I need in the winter time. I won’t be repurchasing as I have a few other shampoo & conditioner sets in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Empties January 2019

Nyx HD Concealer in Porcelain – I’ve purchased this several times since my original review in 2015, and will probably purchase it again once I use up the concealers in my stash.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara – This got lost in my stash, and I’ve had it open for too long. It wasn’t the one for me as it didn’t hold a curl for my stick straight lashes so I won’t purchase this one. Review is here.

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm – I love this cleansing balm, and plan to repurchase once I finish up another cleanser in my stash. It is super gentle and removes makeup really well (even waterproof mascara). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum – I really liked this serum sample from December’s Petit Vour box and would love to own a full size. But I have a few serums in my stash to use up, so it is going on my wishlist for now. Review is here.

Maison Jacynthe Eau Florale de Rose *PR sample –  I love facial mists / toners. This one is beautiful and a definite wishlist item for me as I have a few facial toners / mists to use up in my stash. I actually finished this one up a few months ago, but the bottle was hidden in my refrigerator so it kept getting left out of my monthly empties. Review is here.

Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Please see original blog post reviews for individual disclosure details. However my opinion is my own, based on my experience with the products.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions January 2019

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With the holidays, my Petit Vour box didn’t arrive until January 29th. I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, 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 January 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 (@ 1.4004) my box cost me $32.21 CAD this month.

Petit Vour January 2019

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

Petit Vour January 2019

 

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara (full size $14 USD)

You will fall in love with the long-lasting, nourishing, natural mineral mascara. This amazing formula is infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume. Apply for a natural look by day, or layer for more volume with the super plush 100% vegan brush that provides effortless coverage.

Petit Vour January 2019

This sounds great, I hope that it meets my expectations! I’m currently testing out another mascara, so I won’t start testing this out for a week or two.

Kaia Naturals The Underarm Bar (full size $22 USD)

Transforms any natural deodorant into extra strength protection. Formulated with apple cider vinegar and activated charcoal to create a protective barrier against odor-causing bacteria. Use the bar on your underarms prior to applying natural deodorant for extra odor protection on those extra sweaty days.

Petit Vour January 2019

This sounds really interesting! I’ve read great things about their natural deodorant, so I can’t wait to test this out starting tomorrow!

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil (sample size 3.7ml $20 USD, full size 30ml $72 USD)

Plum Beauty Oil is an anti-aging, multi-purpose oil that balances, restores and refreshes the skin. The patent pending blend of plum varietals is naturally abundant in essential antioxidants, nourishing omega fatty acids 6 & 9 and powerful polyphenols, all of which help protect the skin from damaging free radicals. 8x more powerful than Argan oil and 6x more powerful than Marula oil in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.™ It’s also rich in pro-Vitamin A & E to assist with healing and hydration.  

Luxurious in texture, quick absorbing and weightless on the skin, Plum Beauty Oil, helps calm irritation and seal in moisture without clogging pores. The Perfect Antioxidant Booster for On The Go Glow. Discover the Power of Plum.™

  • Ideal for all skin types, especially acne prone & extremely sensitive or allergy prone skin.
  • A natural UV Sunscreen Booster – helping to naturally fortify and protect the skin barrier from the sun and solar UV radiation.
  • In clinical studies, shown to brighten skin tone & reduce hyperpigmentation.

Petit Vour January 2019

I love facial oils and this one sounds perfect for my sensitive skin. I will probably start testing this out in a week or two, so the review might be mid-Feb or so.

Box Naturals Cleansing Towelettes X2 – 1 in Lavender, 1 in Cucumber & Witch Hazel (sample size $1.50 each, full size box of 12 $10 USD)

Made with all natural ingredients and infused with organic cucumber extract and witch hazel, BOX products are better than your average towelette. Works wonderfully as a makeup remover on-the-go. Cleans and freshens up (all sorts of things!) gently and naturally.

BOX Naturals luxe towelettes are individually wrapped. They are pH balanced and 100% biodegradable, and they’re also entirely free of parabens, dyes, petrochemicals, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances. For all skin types.

Petit Vour January 2019

I thought that these were facial wipes, but it says on the package for face, hands and sensitive or special places… Oh, haha, now I get the name!

Petit Vour January 2019

Total worth of this month’s box is $59 USD which works out to being $82.62 CAD based on the exchange rate that I paid ($1.4004).

What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this subscription box.