Kani Botanicals Lip + Cheek Tint Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Kani Botanicals Lip + Cheek Tint that came in my December Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Kani Botanicals Lip + Cheek Balm- Duchess

Created with nourishing organic ingredients, this unique formula combines hydration and protection with rich mineral colors for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks. 

Kani Botanicals Lip + Cheek Balm- Duchess

The Lip + Cheek Tint is available in three shades – Duchess, Siren, and Vamp. I received the shade Duchess – a pretty cool toned pink shade. Because I’m quite fair, I have to apply sparingly on my cheeks, but it makes a pretty flush.

As a lip balm, it feels nice on the lips, and is a very natural, very slight pink tint on my lips (which are already pink toned). I love products that are multi-purpose, so this would be great for travel. I will probably use this as a lip balm more often than as a blush.

Kani Botanicals Lip + Cheek Balm- Duchess

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), *Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, *Oriza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Kaolinite (Rose Clay), *Tapioca Starch, *Rosmarinus officials (Rosemary) Extract, Tocopherol (non-GMO Vitamin E), Rose Oil, *Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Oil. | *Certified Organic

Have you tried this one?

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

 

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit that came in my December Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

Clean, crisp and citrusy fresh, this creamy lip balm gets its alluring aroma from the essential oils of bergamot and grapefruit. Bergamot oil is known to have both calming and uplifting effects, while the grapefruit acts as a purifying agent.

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

I am always super happy to see a lip balm in my monthly subscription box. The packaging is so luxe – it comes in a beautiful box.

The lip balm itself is really great and both smells and tastes divine! It is super hydrating and smooth on the lips. It will be well used this winter!

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Coconut Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Kukui Nut Oil, Sugarcane Extract, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Peppermint Leaf Oil, Rosemary Extract, Wheat Germ Oil, Vanilla Fruit Extract.

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

Have you tried this lip balm?

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

Empties December 2019

Hello, hello and Happy New Year!

Here’s my final round of empties for 2019 – I didn’t quite finish up as much as I had hoped by the end of the year, but progress is progress when it comes to using up products from my stash rather than wasting them.

Empties December 2019

As you all probably know, I’m on a low-buy, so if I say I’ll purchase or re-purchase, it means that this product is something that I plan to eventually get once I use up all of that product type in my stash. Let’s take a closer look:

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This was my second bottle of this foundation. I really like the lightness of serum foundations. I would purchase this one again. Currently using the Juice Beauty serum foundation which I like a lot! Original reviews are here and here.

Native Deodorant in Hibiscus and Mint – I’ve been using various scents of this deodorant for well over a year now. And have two in my stash right now (one regular and one sensitive formulation). I’ll likely re-purchase since it works for me, unless I end up trying something that I like even more. Original review here.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser – I love this cleanser, and would buy again for sure. I initially had a sample size from Petit Vour and loved it so much that I bought that full size. Currently have loads of cleansers in my stash, so probably won’t buy for perhaps six months! Review is here.

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer – This came in a recent Petit Vour box. Loved it. I would purchase a full size if I wasn’t already trying to finish up several moisturizers and face creams. Review is here.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is my second sample sized bottle. The first was from Petit Vour and this one was a PR sample. It works well for my hair for both wavy and smooth styling. Helps tame frizz without weighing my hair down. I would buy a full size if I ever manage to use up my stash of styling lotions and creams. Review is here.

I’m in the process of doing a massive makeup declutter – so expect a post on that soon!

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Disclosure: This post contains mostly products that have been purchased by me, and one PR sample identified above.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions December 2019

Hello, hello! I’m back from my annual holiday week blogging break, well rested and ready to dive back into blogging!

Petit Vour December 2019

My December Petit Vour box finally arrived on December 27th. 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 December 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 @1.3652 my box cost me $31.40 CAD this month.

Let’s take a closer look :

Petit Vour December 2019

Kani Botanicals Lip + Cheek Tint (full size $28 USD)

Created with nourishing organic ingredients, this unique formula combines hydration and protection with rich mineral colors for a beautiful, natural finish on both lips and cheeks. 

Petit Vour December 2019

This lip and cheek tint is available in three colours – I received the shade Duchess – which is pink toned. I do love multi-purpose products, so hopefully the colour will work for me.

Bali Balm Natural Lip Balm (full size $26 USD)

Clean, crisp and citrusy fresh, this creamy lip balm gets its alluring aroma from the essential oils of bergamot and grapefruit. Bergamot oil is known to have both calming and uplifting effects, while the grapefruit acts as a purifying agent.

Petit Vour December 2019

The Bali Balm is available in three different scents / flavours, I received Bergamot & Grapefruit. The packaging of this lip balm is so luxe! I am always happy to receive a lip balm to add to my collection!

5th Dimension Sub Rose Serum (sample size 7 ml, $9 USD, full size 30 ml $38 USD)

Sub Rosa is a blend of highly concentrated antioxidant and omega fatty acid oils infused with rose petals to refresh and replenish skin’s complexion.  Non-comedogenic, this face oil requires just a few drops to hydrate, soften, regulate oil production, and soothe inflammation.

Petit Vour December 2019

This sounds like an amazing serum. I’ll have to stash it for now as I have a few serums in rotation at the moment.

Highborn Défumé Anointing Oil (sample size 2 ml, $7 USD, full size 10 ml $35 USD)

This Ritual Rollerball will cleanse and clear your energetic space, focus the mind for meditation or prayer, and prepare yourself for ritual. DÉFUMÉ pays true homage to palo santo while embodying a dynamic fragrance profile. Application is beautiful (externally) anywhere on your body, this fragrance is known to transport. Boasting organic essential oils that are sustainably sourced and extracted, reiki charged crystals and high vibes – DÉFUMÉ will help deepen your self care regimen.

Petit Vour December 2019

Sounds interesting, might be good to try before yoga.

The total value of this month’s box is $70 USD which works out to $95.56 CAD. What do you think of the December box?

Petit Vour December 2019

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription!

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof Review

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara

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Today I’m reviewing the Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof. [info in italics taken from the Essence Cosmetics website]

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara

your favorite royal sister is NOW IN WATERPROOF! lash princess false lash waterproof gives you voluminous false lash effects of the original in a new waterproof formula! the conic shape fiber brush provides lashes with dramatic volume and sculpted length. opthalmologically tested.
Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara
I admit to being extremely picky when it comes to mascara – my lashes are long, stick straight and surprisingly light in colour for a natural dark brunette. I always curl my
lashes before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant or ideally waterproof.
Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara

 

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Essence Cosmetics Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara Waterproof measure up?

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 point

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

5. volumizing +3/4 point (Fairly volumizing, but not Awesomesauce level of volume – I’m being uber picky on this point, I know!)

6. must hold a curl +1 point

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 point

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara

I really like the tapered shape of the bristle wand, it is great for reaching the inner and outer corners. Overall, this one was really, really good,  with a score of 6.75 out of 7 (based on my rating scale) – the more I use it, the more I’m loving it.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Empties November 2019

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Another month’s worth of empties – I think that I’ve made really great progress on my stash this month! Because I’m on a low-buy (only buying things when necessary, if I say that I would re-purchase it means eventually, not right away).

Let’s take a look:

Skincare

Empties November 2019 - Skincare

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I loved it a lot and would love to buy a full size eventually. Review is here.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream – Another Petit Vour gem that I loved. Lightweight hydration. Would purchase this one. Review is here.

By Anhesa Cedar Face Cream – I won this in a giveaway. This one is great for when my skin is dry and I need a moisture boost. And it smells wonderful. Would buy. Review is here.

Honua Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream – This was such a dreamy cleansing cream from my Petit Vour subscription. Would LOVE to buy a full size of this but have so many cleansers to use up. Review is here.

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serum The Grande – This was a PR sample. It worked really well for me. It was lightweight, super-hydrating and filled with loads of anti-aging ingredients. Would buy if I didn’t have several more serums to use up. Review is here.

Haircare:

Empties November 2019 - Haircare

Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve purchased several of the Maui Moisture formulations over the past year (or two). This one might be my favourite! It helped keep my colour from fading fast and made my hair feel soft and clean. I’ll probably buy this again (eventually). Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties November 2019 - Makeup

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara – Another Petit Vour box item. This wasn’t the mascara for me as it isn’t waterproof and my eyes water easily. If you don’t have watery eyes, you might like it a lot. Review is here.

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – This is one of my go-to mascaras. It adds volume, holds a curl and its waterproof. Been buying this mascara since 2016! Review is here.

Joik Gloss & Care Lip Oil – My friend brought this back from Estonia a few months ago. I’m sad that it is empty because I love it so much! I bought my first one back in 2017 when I travelled to Estonia. International shipping is quite expensive, so this is going on the wishlist. Review is here.

There were a few more products that I’m so close to finishing up, hopefully they’ll be in next month’s empties. Do you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This post contains mostly products paid for by me, except for one PR sample, and one personal gift – all are identified above.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions – November 2019

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Petit Vour November 2019

My November Petit Vour box finally arrived on November 27th. 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 November 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 @1.3526 my box cost me $31.11 CAD this month.

Let’s take a closer look :

Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Eyeliner (0.10 oz / 2 g – $26 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

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.

I have several liquid liners in my stash, so it will take me awhile to get to testing this one out. I like that it is waterproof and a clean formula.

Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm (sample size 7ml – $13 USD, full size 30 ml $54 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Bless Beauty Balm is a delicate and silken moisture melt for your skin. Rich, organic butters coalesce with the most lush organic and cold pressed beauty oils to nurture and help reduce inflammation. From her pink, velvety texture to her sweet and grounding essence of orange blossoms and blue tansy oils – every element of Bless will envelop your skin and senses with love, vibrancy and aloha. 

Bless beauty balm melts tenderly between your fingertips, leaving your skin feeling smooth as silk and perfectly moisturized. This concentrated beauty balm is free of water, wax and emulsifiers, ensuring that every last dollop is full to the brim with 100% potent skin softening and skin nourishing ingredients. This precious, pink beauty has been infused with an abundant amount of aloha. Tenderly nourish your sweet complexion and Bless your skin. Best suited for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive and mature skin. 

With the colder weather, this sounds like it will be perfect for my normal to dry, sensitive skin. Can’t wait to try this one out!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask (sample size 0.5 oz $11 USD, full size 2 oz $48 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Reveal a brighter complexion with this potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid mask that delivers spa-grade exfoliation, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dark spots and discoloration, for optimum age-defying results.

designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20’s and up and is effective for helping uneven skin tone and texture.

NOTE: The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE® Brightening Collection is not designed for very sensitive or rosacea skin due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids.

I will have to do a patch test due to having sensitive skin. Peels make me nervous as I have reacted to them in the past.

Lavido Madarin Aromatic Body Lotion (sample size 1 oz / 30 ml $5 USD, full size 4.05 oz / 120 ml $19 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

This rich but lightweight body lotion leaves your skin buttery soft and restored with organic essential oils. Best for all skin types.

I love body lotions, hopefully I’ll like the scent. I’ll be testing this one out starting asap!

Petit Vour November 2019

This month’s box is worth  $55 USD – which works out to be $74.39 CAD based on the exchange rate that I paid this month.

So what did you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation Review (Rosy Beige)

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Today I’m reviewing the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation that I purchased recently after doing a de-clutter of a lot of old foundations from my stash. I mainly only wear foundation in the colder months, and a tinted BB cream with SPF in the warmer months. Since I’d tried and loved Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular CC Cream, I decided to try their serum foundation. [info in italics taken from the Juice Beauty website]

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation

Skin perfecting foundation and age-defying serum in one with concentrated plant-derived Phyto-Pigments. This buildable to full-coverage formula blends seamlessly for a flawless finish while delivering a noticeably smoother, more youthful looking appearance. Formulated without silicones, its hydrating coconut alkanes and antioxidant-rich technology provides comfort, as well as leaving skin looking radiant.

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation in Rosy Beige

I ordered this foundation online, and took a chance on the shade Rosy Beige for light skin with pink undertones. When I first opened the package I thought that it was going to be way too dark for me, but thankfully the shade match is perfect once blended in!

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation in Rosy Beige

Because this is a watery serum formula, I find that I get the smoothest and most even application by using my fingers, and then buffing / blending with either a sponge or foundation brush.

 

The coverage is buildable, but I prefer to keep it on the light to medium side. The finish is very smooth and radiant – great for when you want glowing skin!

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation in Rosy Beige

Have you tried this foundation? Do you like serum foundations?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow Review (Iced Latte)

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Today I have a little review and swatching of another one of the many goodies that I won in Rossy’s (Ayr Galaxy) giveaway awhile back – the Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow in the shade Iced Latte. [info in italics taken from the Ace Beaute website]

Ace Beaute Iced Latte1

High pigmented soft shadows with a creamy texture specially designed for ultimate color pay-off. These shadows provide bold color in one swipe without fallout, creasing or fading.

Use a shader brush or your finger to apply to the desired area. For a foiled effect, spray brush lightly before picking up shadows

Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow Iced Latte

The Glimmer Shadow reminds me of the Colour Pop Super Shock shadows as they have  a similar bouncy texture. The Iced Latte shade is a really pretty coppery bronze metallic shade – perfect for holiday looks!

Ace Beaute Glimmer Shadow Iced Latte

Synthetic brush and / or finger application seems to work best with this type of shadow. I find that some primers make it hard to blend this type of shadow out, so using a setting after applying and blending works to help lock it into place!

Have you tried anything from Ace Beaute?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, this was one of several things that I won in a giveaway awhile back (thanks Rossy!).