Empties March 2020

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Today I have my monthly empties post for you. I didn’t finish up as much as I had hoped, but progress is progress when it comes to using up the things in my stash and not wasting them! I’ll include links to my original reviews and let you know if I would want to re-purchase either right away or eventually.

Haircare:

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EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque – This was a PR sample. I loved this hair mask so much, and it is on my wishlist to buy the full size as soon as I use up another mask in my stash. Review is here.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner – These were from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked them a lot. I’d like to try more from this brand – maybe for wavy/curly or dry hair. Review is here.

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve – These smell so good, and work well with my hair, so I’m sure I’ll eventually buy them again. Review is here.

Skincare and Makeup:

Empties March 2020 - Skincare and Makeup with Moor Spa, Sothys, Essence, Eyes of Horus

Moor Spa Supreme Cream – This was a PR sample. I mainly uses this cream at night, as I prefer something a little lighter in the day time if I’m wearing makeup. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a full size. Review is here.

Sothys Hydra3Ha Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Youth Cream – Another PR sample. This one was great for day or night use. I always need a little hydration boost in the fall and winter months so this worked well for me. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a replacement. Review is here.

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara – I really liked this mascara, and gave it a score of 6.75 out of 7. I  would definitely re-purchase this one. Review is here.

Eye Of Horus Brow Define – Another Petit Vour box product. This was my very first micro brow pencil. I’ve since purchased one from Essence to try out, but would love to get this one eventually. Review is here.

Essence Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara – I’ve already purchased a new one, it is that good! Reviews are here and here.

So there you have it! Were you able to finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains a mix of products – all PR samples identified, the rest have been paid for by me.

Essence All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the All Eyes On Me Waterproof Mascara from Essence Cosmetics. [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

All eyes on you! The essence all eyes on me waterproof mascara provides your lashes with extra volume,  length and a breathtaking curve. The volumizing wand covers each individual lash and offers ideal separation.  Paraben Free. No Animal Testing

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

You all know that I am mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara measure up?

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

1. waterproof / water resistant +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1

5. volumizing +1/2

6. must hold a curl +1/4

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Mascara

The brush shape is really great for getting the lashes at the inner and outer eye corners.

Overall I would give this mascara a 5.75 out of 7. I wish that it had better volume and held a curl better. The lengthening is really nice, but my lashes are quite long naturally so it isn’t a must have for me. I like it, but it isn’t a holy grail for me.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Essence Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil & Make Me Brow Reviews

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Today I have a review of the Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil & Make Me Brow Gel Mascara. I’ve reviewed the Make Me Brow Gel Mascara previously here, so the review will be more focussed on the micro brow pencil, but I also want to talk about how the brow gel works with it. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix website]

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil and Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara

Brow Precision! essence Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil super long-lasting formula gives you controlled application for perfectly defined, natural eyebrows. The creamy matte texture lets you draw fine hair-like lines and fill in small gaps with ease. •Super long-lasting •Paraben Free •No Animal Testing

The Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil is available in three shades: blonde, brown and dark brown. I bought dark brown. I didn’t know that I needed a micro brow pencil until I tried one earlier this year. If you have thin brows, a micro brow pencil allows you to more precisely fill in any sparse areas in your brows. The shade is perfect for me, and it is long wearing and fairly smudge resistant.

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil and Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara

Proud Brows! This NEW tinted gel formula contains tiny fibers that fills in gaps to create fuller, more defined eyebrows. The perfectly sized fiber brush shapes and tames to brow perfection.

Make Me Brow is available in three shades as well: blondy brows, soft browny brows and browny brows. I chose browny brows, the same shade that I had before. I’ve really been loving how much fuller my brows look when I combine a brow pencil with a tined brow gel. It just helps fatten them up, but makes them look natural.

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil and Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara

Both the Micro Precise Eyebrow Pencil and the Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Gel compliment each other perfectly in my opinion. And both are super budget friendly, coming in at less that $5 CAD each!

Have you tried either of these brow products?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things!

Essence Lips Go Wow! Plumping Lipgloss Review

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Today I have a short little review of the Lips Go Wow! Plumping Lipgloss from Essence Cosmetics that I purchased recently. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers / Pharmaprix website]

Essence Lips Go Wow Plumping Lipgloss

The lipglosses with a high-shine finish provide the lips with a visible plumping effect. The transparent gloss contains menthol for a cooling sensation, while the red gloss heats up the lips with a prickling warming effect.

Essence Lips Go Wow Plumping Lipgloss

I got the clear gloss. It isn’t a sticky feeling gloss, thankfully. It feels cooling and mildly tingly on my lips. The plumping is not mega pronounced, but I can see a difference when I apply it.

Essence Lips Go Wow Plumping Lipgloss

All in all I think it is an ok lip plumper, but an excellent lip gloss – and I’m not a big fan of lip glosses generally.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

 

 

 

Sothys Spring Summer 2020 Collection – Été Balinais – Review & Swatching

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

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Today I have a review of some of the products in the new Sothys Spring 2020 Collection – Été Balinais! These are PR samples from Sothys and PozPub [info in italics taken from press release and from the Sothys website]

This season, Sothys whisks you off to Indonesia in search of the most beautiful islands. From Sumatra to Bali, discover our seven new favourites in vibrant sunny summer colours.

A harmony of Terracotta with pink and brown shades to give a vibrant, chic effect. A touch of glittering bronze for a radiant, sunny finish…enhanced with a bright, bold Fuchsia for fresh and vivid make-up.

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

The spring collection is comprised of seven new products – one Bronzing powder, one Illuminating powder for eyelids, complexion and decolleté, two sets of Smoky eye duo pencils with a eye contour and smoky eye pencil, two Rouges intenses lipsticks, and one Venis Sothys nail polish. Let’s take a look at what I received:

Illuminating Powder for eyelids, complexion and decolleté (#20 Bronze Sumatra)

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

Multi-purpose powder with a soft texture which allows you to adapt the coverage with no caking effect. Formula enriched with light-reflecting pearls for a luminous and radiant complexion and decolletage. Universal shade which adapts to all skin tones.

Sothys Bali2

This is a gorgeous illuminating / highlighting powder, very finely milled and silky to apply. The shade is rose gold in tone and can be used for both a subtle and a blinding look!

Smoky Eye Pencil Duos (#30 Brun and Kaki Suma, and #40 Bronze and Cuivré Lombok)

Eye contour pencil & Smoky eye pencil – A jumbo pencil for easy application, perfect coverage and long wear with a sparkly finish. A retractable eye contour pencil with a thin lead for a precise line and a matte finish for use as a khôl pencil.

Both colour duos are beautiful and can be worn for both a day look and a glam evening look, depending on application. These would be great for travel!

Rouges Intenses Satiny Lipstitck (#237 Fushia Jasmin, and #238 Brun Rosé Temple)

Creamy and gliding texture – Satin finish – Medium coverage – Nourishing effect – Softness on application and long wear.

Sothys Été Balinais Spring Summer 2020

I’ve raved about the beautiful texture of these lipsticks before – so smooth and highly pigmented! Both shades are long wearing – and I love both shades!

What do you think of this mini collection for spring – it launches on March 24th!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR package. However, my opinion is very much my own.

KVoss Lip Treatment Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip Treatment from KVoss that came in my February Petit Vour box. I’ve gotten a few things from KVoss through my subscription and loved everything I’ve tried thus far! [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

The Lip Treatment in available in two shades: Fig Macaroon and Papaya – I received Papaya. It smells very fruity – like real fruit and not synthetic. It is super moisturizing and fairly long wearing. The slight tint is very pretty as well, and it has a nice sheen on the lips.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Glycine Soja Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Sorbic Acid.  [+/- My Contain (Peut Contenir) Red 7 Lake (Ci15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci77499)]

Have you tried this? Or anything from KVoss?

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

Empties February 2020

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Another month of empties – I’m making slow but steady progress at using up the products in my stash! Becuase I’m on a low buy, I’ll let you know if I plan to re-purchase eventually, and link to my original reviews. Let’s take a look!

Skincare Empties:

Empties February 2020

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Classic Lime Margarita Lip Balm and In Yo Face! Natural BB Cream – these were both from an amazing PR package from Lowen’s – I LOVED both the lip balm and the BB Cream so much! I have a stash of lip balms and facial moisturizers to use up but would replace. Reviews are here and here.

Leahlani Bless Balm – this was from my Petit Vour subscription. I used it both as a lip balm and as a cuticle balm. It was really awesome. I have a few more multi-purpose balms in my stash to use up, so no need to replace just yet. Review was here.

Sothys Paris / Sothys Canada Hydra Smoothing Mask, Energizing Serum, and nO2ctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream – all three of these were PR samples. All are excellent high end, spa quality skincare products, that despite being more scented than my personal preference, all worked well for my sensitive skin. I still have a few more masks, serums and moisturizers / creams to use up, so I do not need to replace these right now. Reviews are here, here and here.

Haircare, Makeup and Essential Oil Empties:

Empties Feb 2020

Briogeo Curl Charisma Defining Crème – I bought this ages ago (almost 2 years!), and I finally finished it! I really like this curl cream a lot, but have a few more hair products to use up, so I won’t be replacing right now. Review is here.

Now Essential Oils Cheer Up Buttercup! – I bought this last year I think. And the mister liked it so much, that he bought a replacement for me! I never did review this essential oil, but it is such a bright, sunshine-y citrus scent.

Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation – I really like serum type foundations because they feel so light on the skin. I’m currently using one from Juice Beauty and one from Nyx, so I won’t be replacing right now. Review is here.

Have you finished up much this past month? I’m super close to finishing up a shampoo, a conditioner, and two facial moisturizers already this month.

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Disclosure: This empties post contains a mix of PR samples and products that I purchased myself (all identified above). My opinion is my own regardless!

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions February 2020

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My February Petit Vour box finally arrived on February 28th. 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 February 2020

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 @1.3586 my box cost me $31.25 CAD this month.

Petit Vour February 2020

Let’s take a closer look:

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Hydrating Moisturizer – sample size 0.5oz / 15ml , $20 USD, full size 1.7oz / 50ml, $68 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

More than just a daily moisturizer, Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost delivers hydration, antioxidant nourishment and a brightening glow to all skin types. Skin-boosting and rejuvenating Vitamin D supports skin health, providing powerful hydrating properties. This moisturizer may improve suppleness and the appearance of skin color and tone while promoting a more youthful-looking complexion. Brightening skin agent, Gooseberry Extract, leaves skin looking dewy, radiant and flawless. 

 

My moisturizer stash is getting low, so this came at the perfect time! I’ve really liked everything I’ve tried from Goldfaden MD, so I’m sure that this will be awesome!

KVoss Lip Treatment – full size 7ml / 0.24oz $17 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.
  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

I’ve had a few things from KVoss via Petit Vour, and I liked them all, and hello – lip balm addict here, so I’m super happy to try this one out!

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream – 1oz / 30g $12 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin.

Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy.

Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Hopefully this will work well for me. Natural deodorants with baking soda tend to work better for me, but sometimes irritate my skin, so having a baking soda free one will give my skin a break. I’ll let you know if this one works for me.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Minis – sample size 22ml each $10 USD, travel size 60ml / 2oz shampoo $9 USD, conditioner $9.50 USD, full size 9.3oz / 275ml shampoo $34 USD, conditioner $36 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

Shampoo: Formulated with rare, sustainably sourced ingredients, this rich, restorative shampoo leaves hair soft, silky, and luminous, and scalp soothed. Made with omega-9 rich Rahua oil and naturally scented with the fresh, woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil, this cult-favorite formula is concentrated and will keep scalp in balance—not too oily, and not too dry. 

  • Rich in active antioxidants known to protect
    and promote hair growth            
  • Proprietary blend of natural oils moisturizes,
    strengthens and adds shine
             
  • Heals and maintains the scalp

Conditioner: An enriching and luxurious complement to the Rahua® Classic Shampoo, this award-winning Conditioner delivers lustrous, rich and ultra-hydrated hair. Omega-9-rich Rahua oil acts as a detangler and exotic extracts maintain strong hair and a healthy scalp. Can also be used as a lightweight styling cream to smooth, tame frizz and flyaways, and add hold.

These sound awesome, I can’t wait to try them out!

Petit Vour February 2020

This month’s box is worth a total of $59 USD which works out to $80.16 CAD. What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Eyeliner Review

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Today I have a review of the Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Eyeliner – this came in my November 2019 Petit Vour box, and I’ve finally gotten around to testing it out! [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Liner

Defining. Enhancing. Tenacious. A high definition, natural and vegan, waterproof liquid eyeliner that defines & creates bold, beautiful eyes.

Highly-pigmented and completely waterproof, Eye/Define is a smooth & smudge proof formula – even in the most humid of conditions. This precious ink contains Shea Butter, Vegetable oils, Vitamin E & C to keep the skin conditioned without causing eye irritations. A precise felt tip applicator allows easy & effortless movement for a smooth application to achieve the ultimate cat eye.

Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Liner

This eyeliner is available in six shades on the Petit Vour website – I have the shade Jolie Black which is a deep, dark, black, with a felt pen tip. It was fairly easy to apply, even though I’m super out of practice at doing a winged liner. I love that it is waterproof and it doesn’t budge once it dries. I’m going to try to do a winged liner more often!

Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Liner

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride (Vegetable Oil Blend), Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Canola Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glycerin Fatty Acid Ester (Plant Origin), Copernica Cerifera Cera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides

Have you tried this eyeliner?

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