Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer from Pacifica that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

Don’t have a makeup meltdown. This lightweight mattifying primer is a support system for your skin, delivering a blurred focus finish with oil control benefits. So you can keep it together all day (or at least look like you are). For all skin types.

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

This primer has a very mild cherry scent and absorbs into my skin quickly. I don’t wear full foundation in the summer time, but I found that it works well with concealer and powder. It also makes a nice base for my tinted sunscreen / BB Cream.

I was surprised that this mattifying primer didn’t make my skin feel dry, as most mattifying products tend to work like that on my normal to slightly dry skin. This would probably work really well for combination / oily skin.

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sucrose Stearate, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Glycerin, Bentonite, Niacinamide, Panthenol (Vitamin B), Sodium Hyaluronate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Barium Sulfate, Silica, Silica Silylate, Parfum (Natural), Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Benzoate, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract, Potassium Sorbate.

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

FiOR Minerals D’Fined Lines Organic Eyeliner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the D’Fined Lines Organic Eyeliner from FiOR Minerals that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

This 100% natural vegan eyeliner is bursting with certified organic antioxidants and soothing ingredients, gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

Create defined lines or a smudged out smoky look in no time flat. This creamy moisturizing nutrient-filled formula was designed not to tug or pull on the eye. FREE of harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, GMO’s and toxic ingredients–No more Crying Eyes, only Smiling Eyes.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

This cruelty free, organic, vegan eyeliner is available in six shades: After Midnight (deep navy smoke, satin-metallic finish), Black Betty (blackest black, satin-matte finish), Brown Sugar (rich chocolate brown, semi-matte finish), Mystic (slate gray, matte finish), Night Moves (striking royal blue, satin-matte finish) and Purple Rain (bright striking purple, satin-metallic finish).

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

I received the shade Mystic which is described as a slate gray, matte finish – to me it looks like a soft matte black. I have so many black eyeliners in my stash, but this is one of the few vegan / organic ones that I own. I do wish that I had gotten either After Midnight (navy) or Night Moves (royal blue) because I don’t have any blue liners in my collection any more.

FiOR Minerals D'Fined Lines Eyeliner

The eyeliner goes on smooth, and does not irritate my sensitive eyes. It can be smudged out / smoked out when first applied, but after that it will stay put. Super long wearing, even if you have watery eyes like me!

All in all, I think that this is a really great eyeliner!

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

Empties – June 2019

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Another month seems to have flown by, and I have once again managed to finish up a few things. Let’s take a look, and I’ll let you know if I plan on re-buying (either right away, or adding to my wishlist to purchase eventually) or not at all. I’ll also link to any reviews.

Empties June 2019 - Hask, EVOLVh, Nova Scotia Fisherman and Native

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo – I already have a replacement in my stash. I like this one because it doesn’t smell too strong, and it doesn’t make my hair feel weird. Review is here.

Evolvh Smart Curl Hydrating Wash and Conditioner – This was part of the EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit that was PR Gifted. The bottles are tiny but I got a surprising number of uses from them. Both are going on my wishlist, as I have other shampoo and conditioners to use up in my stash. Review is here.

Native Deodorant Sensitive Formula in Cotton + Lily – I already have a replacement in my stash, in the Rosé Scent, and the regular formula in Vanilla + Rose. I’ve been using Native Deodorants for over a year now. Review for the sensitive formula is here and the regular formula is here.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Naturally Moisturizing Hand & Body Cream – The only reason why I haven’t replaced this is because they were sold out at my local pharmacy the last time that I was buying body lotion, so I bought something else instead. I’ll definitely buy it again because it works so well and the scent is mild. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 - The Ordinary, Milani

The Ordinary Argireline Solution – This was in my recent mini project pan, it took me longer to finish than I thought it would. I have so many serums on my wishlist that I want to try, so I probably won’t re-purchase for awhile. Review is here.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy English Lavender – This was part of a birthday gift that I received. It was a great hand cream for winter, the glycerine made it long lasting. This was never reviewed.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder in shade 02 Light Medium. This took me so long to finish after hitting pan. I even re-pressed it! I have other face powders to finish in my stash, so I won’t re-purchase right now. Review is here.

Not pictured: Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil – this was a Petit Vour sample. I managed to finish it up, and dropped it in the sink while rinsing it out. I really liked this facial oil, but have a few in my stash to finish up. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 -Makeup De-Stash Essenece, Stila, Tarte, Nyx

De-Stash / De-Clutter of Old Makeup: These are all more than two years old (the white eyeliner is way older than that) – time to de-stash!

Did you manage to finish up much this past month?

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Disclosure: Post contains two PR gifted items identified above. However my opinion is my own.

 

 

 

Petit Vour Unboxing and First Impressions June 2019

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This post was supposed to go up on Friday, but our internet was knocked out since early Friday morning, and is hopefully now back to stay!

My June Petit Vour box finally arrived on Thursday (June 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. [all info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

PetitVour June1

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 @1.3791  my box cost me $31.72 CAD this month.

Petit Vour June 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Petit Vour June 2019

 

FiOR Minerals Organic Eyeliner (full size $18 USD)

This 100% natural vegan eyeliner is bursting with certified organic antioxidants and soothing ingredients, gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.

Create defined lines or a smudged out smoky look in no time flat. This creamy moisturizing nutrient-filled formula was designed not to tug or pull on the eye. FREE of harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, GMO’s and toxic ingredients–No more Crying Eyes, only Smiling Eyes.

Petit Vour June 2019

This eyeliner is available in six different shades, I received the shade Mystic (slate grey, matte finish). I have quite a stash of black eyeliners, and this one looks black to me. I wish that I had gotten Night Moves (royal blue), but if it is a nice liner, then I’ll definitely use it!

Pacifica Cherry Matte Mattifying Primer (full size 1oz, $13 USD)

Don’t have a makeup meltdown. This lightweight mattifying primer is a support system for your skin, delivering a blurred focus finish with oil control benefits. So you can keep it together all day (or at least look like you are).

Petit Vour June 2019

Hopefully this won’t be drying for my normal to slightly dry skin. I do like the sound of a blurred focus finish, so we shall see how it works for me. I’ll probably use it with facial sunscreens since they sometimes make me a little greasy.

Goldfaden MD Detox Hydrating Gel (sample size $10 USD, full size 1.7oz / 50ml $68 USD)

A BHA Skin Balancing Moisturizer.  Dr. Goldfaden’s daily hydrating gel helps clear skin, and minimize the appearance of future breakouts, revealing a clear and radiant looking complexion.

This treatment moisturizer provides anti-oxidant and anti-pollution nourishment with a potent combination of beta hydroxy acids, mallow extract and the Detox ComplexTM. These ingredients work to increase purity, while at the same time help to calm and soothe complexion. Skin is left appearing balanced, rejuvenated and feeling hydrated.

Petit Vour June 2019

This sounds wonderful. I’ve really liked everything that I’ve tried thus far from this brand, so I am excited to try this!

Goldfaden MD Needle-less Smoothing Face Serum (sample size $19 USD, full size 1oz / 30ml $115 USD)

Dr. Goldfaden’s smoothing serum is the ultimate non-invasive solution to reduce the appearance of fine line depth, increase skin suppleness and create a smooth, flawless finish. 

Pure Hyaluronic Acid and advanced Hexapeptides make skin feel plump, appear firm and diminish the appearance of fine lines and deep creases. Nutrient-rich Seaweed Extract promotes a long-term, youthful-looking glow. With continued use, your skin will reap the benefits of looking younger, feeling smoother, and appearing more radiant.

Petit Vour June 2019

Ok, I’m mega excited to try this, I love facial serums and this one sounds amazing!

YUNI Shower Sheets (sample size – 1 sheet, $1 USD, full size pack – 12 sheets $15 USD)

No time? No shower? No problem! Freshen up on-the-go. Each body wipe is an oversized, super-soft, pre-moistened shower sheet that instantly and gently cleanses, revitalizes, and deodorizes every inch of your skin without alcohol or harsh chemicals. Perfect for freshening up after Yoga, dance, spin, or any other workout, these portable, biodegradable, and compostable wipes stimulate your senses naturally with 100% plant-based aromas.

Whisk away dirt, sweat, and odor with one of the luxurious, individually-wrapped body wipes. These moist wipes stay flat and don’t roll up, allowing for all-over coverage and minimal waste. Infused with antibacterial Neem and refreshing peppermint, these biodegradable sheets are convenient, easy-to-use, and discretely fragrant. 

Petit Vour June 2019

This would be great for travelling or camping. I’ll probably put this in my stash for the next time I travel.

Petit Vour June 2019

This month’s box is worth $61 USD which works out to $84.12 CAD! I really think this month’s box is fantastic and I cannot wait to try everything out and let you know what I think of it all. Reviews to follow as soon as I test everything out.

What do you think of this month’s Petit Vour box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription box.

 

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (longest name ever) from Suntegrity. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

  • Vitamin C + E – antioxidant protection that feeds & nourishes the skin
  • Peptides visibly reduce the signs of aging and provide an overall smoothing effect
  • Non-Nano Zinc Oxide provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30 protection
  • Melanin (from non-GMO corn) protects the skin from damaging blue/violet light
  • Hyaluronic Acid provides long lasting hydration
  • Environmental Shield – protects against pollutants and allergens while preserving skin’s natural barrier function

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received the lightest shade Ivory.

I’ve previously tried and reviewed a sample of the 5-in-1 Natural Moisturizing Sunscreen (Tinted) in the shade Fair back in 2015 (review is here), which worked great on its own, but didn’t play nicely with other makeup (concealer, powder, highlighter, and blush), so I was hoping that this new tinted SPF product would work better for me.

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin

Shadewise, Ivory is a perfect match for my face right now, but will likely be too light by mid-summer.

I found that this tinted sunscreen worked best if I applied it over moisturizer as the matte finish was a little too drying for my skin if applied without moisturizing first. I think that it would work really well for normal to oily skin (my skin is currently normal to very slightly dry right now).

And most importantly, the Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen played nicely with my concealer and other makeup!

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

 

Quo Blending Sponge Review

Quo Blending Sponge

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Today I have a little review of the Blending Sponge from Quo – a brand that is carried at Pharmaprix / Shopper’s Drug Mart. I needed to replace both of my makeup sponges, but figured that I would just buy one first to see how I liked it. [info in italics taken from the Shopper’s Drug Mart Beauty Boutique website]

Quo Blending Sponge

Blend your way to a flawless finish with this latex-free sponge. It enables precision application of cream and liquid foundations especially around nose and eye area.

Quo Blending Sponge

I’ve never tried the official Beauty Blender, so I can’t comment on how the Quo Blending Sponge compares, but I have tried and reviewed sponges from Real Techniques and Crown Brush

The Quo Blending Sponge is very soft, yet bouncy. I’ve mainly been using this blending sponge for concealer – both for my under eye and anywhere I need some extra coverage. I like the pointed end for blending out my Becca Brightening Under Eye concealer.

Quo Blending Sponge

The price was good too – less than $10 CAD! All in all, I really like this one!

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Covergirl Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the fairly new Exhibitionist Waterproof Mascara from Covergirl. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website]

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

With COVERGIRL’s NEW Exhibitionist volumizing mascara, lashes are full and defined after only one coat. Our volumizing mascara formula glides smoothly onto lashes. Get soft lashes with no flaking or smudging. Show-stopping volume Lashes are full and defined after only one coat Formula glides smoothly onto lashes – soft lashes, no flaking, no smudging 

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I am so very picky when it comes to my mascara because I have long, stick straight lashes, that are light in colour despite being a natural dark brunette so I curl my lashes before I apply mascara or else it looks like I barely have any lashes. And, 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) or else I’ll be in a huge mess!

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

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

1. waterproof +1 point

2. smudge-proof +1 point, no smudging!

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 super mega black (yay!)

5. volumizing +3/4 point,  I got decent volume but not amazing volume with one coat, two coats gives better volume, but for daily wear, I tend to stick to one coat.

6. must hold a curl +3/4 point, it held a curl for me pretty well (but not awesomely well), and no droopy lashes.

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

CoverGirl Exhibitionist Mascara - Waterproof

So out of 7 points, I would give this one a solid 6.5!

Have you tried this mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this mascara!

Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brows Review

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Today I have a review of the Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Bows, as well as comparison swatches with the other brow pencils and gels in my stash. [info in italics taken form Petit Vour]

Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brows - Brunette

Perfect brows are an easy breeze with this ultra-fine natural brow pencil. Create any shape you wish with this easy to use defining pencil that mimics the look of natural hair. Transform fussy or shapeless brows with tamed precision by filling in sparse hairs and outlining the size and shape with perfect symmetry.

Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brows - Brunette

This brow pencil is available in four different shades: blond (light ashy brown), auburn (rich brown with a red tint), brunette (medium brown with warm undertones) and dark (dark brown with cool undertones). I received the brunette shade.

Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brows - Brunette

The pencil is soft and easy to apply, and wears well. However, the brunette shade seems really red toned on me compared with my usual brow pencils.

Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brows - Brunette

As you can see in the comparison shots – from top to bottom: Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brow in Brunette, Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow in Medium Brown, Anastasia Beverly Hills Perfect Brow Pencil in Dark Brown, and Eye of Horus Brow Define in Dynasty

Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brows - Brunette

I think that the dark shade would have been a better match for me. I will use the Beach Babe Natural Brow pencil, but more than likely I will use it in conjunction with my darker toned pencils.

Ingredients: 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Jojoba Seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Abyssinian Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Candelilla Wax, Elderberry Extract, Watermelon Seed Oil, Papaya Seed Oil, Pineapple Fruit, Hibiscus Flower Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Mango Extract, Jasmine Oil, [+/- Mica (77019), Titanium Dioxide (77891), Iron Oxide (77491, 77492, 77499), Tin Oxide (778161, 77499), Kaolin.

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

Empties April 2019 + Mini Project Pan Update

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Another month just flew by, and I managed to finish up a fair number of products in my stash. Let’s take a look and I’ll tell you if I plan to re-buy or not, and link you to the original reviews.

Hair, Bath and Body:

Empties Apr2019 1

Alba Botanicals Hawaiian Body Cream – I LOVE this stuff so much, it smells amazing, and is super luxurious and hydrating. And, it is very affordable. I’ll likely buy this one very soon. Review is here.

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo – Another great shampoo from Attitude. I will probably buy this (or another one from their range) at some point –  especially because they now have bulk packaging so you can just refill your bottles and save on plastic. I don’t need to repurchase right away as I’m still using my shampoo and conditioner from Oneka. Review is here.

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Shower Gel – Another gem from my Petit Vour subscription. I really liked this one, so I would buy a full size once my stash is cleared out. Review is here.

Skincare and Mini Project Pan Update:

Empties April 2019 - Pacifica, Lowen's, The Ordinary

Pacifica Quinoa Sensitive Super Gentle Face Wash – I really liked this one a lot, so good for sensitive skin. I have several cleansers to use up, so no plans to repurchase right away. Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream – Another Petit Vour gem! Really great brightening eye cream, I use it daily, and have another deluxe sample in my stash, so no need to purchase a full size right now. Review is here.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Lip Balms in Funky Cold Camelina and Creamsicle – These came in a beautiful PR package. I am a lip balm addict, and I absolutely loved these two. I have a few more from Lowen’s so I don’t need to purchase replacements right now. I’m currently using the Be Local Lip Balm from Lowen’s. Review is here.

Mini Project Pan – Serum Stash Empties and Update: The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid and Ascorbyl Glucoside – I was able to successfully finish these two from mini project pan.  The Argireline Solution has just under 1/8 left to use up, and the Caffeine Solution has just under 1/4 left to use up. They will hopefully be in my May Empties. No plans to repurchase right now, I’d like to try some other brands.

Makeup De-Stash / De-Clutter:

Empties April 2019 - Makeup De-stash

Urban Decay Lipstick in Fiend – This was nearly finished, but it was so old, and was definitely going off. It was one of my fave MLBB lipstick shades. I don’t even think that this shade exists anymore!

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella – I got this back when Nars was cruelty free, possibly in one of the Beauty Insider annual birthday gifts. It is quite old and had started to dry out.

Pacifica Stellar Gaze Length & Strength Mineral Mascara – Another Petit Vour find. I liked how this mascara made my lashes feel, but my eyes are too watery for this mascara so it just is not the one for me. Review is here.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Perversion – I’ve been using this and the shade Zero for a million years (repurchased several times). This one is quite old and is dried out, so into the bin it goes. I have a ton of black liners in my stash, so no need to repurchase right now. I’m currently using the Rodial Smokey Eye Pen.

There you have it, all the empties and de-stash for this month! Have you finished up much this month? Do you ever de-stash / de-clutter?

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Disclosure: This blog post contains a mix of products – mostly purchased by me, but some are PR samples (as indicated above). However, my opinion is my own, regardless.