Nyx Cosmetics Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation from Nyx Cosmetics – I purchased it a few weeks ago, and have been trying it out. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation

We. Can’t. Even. The brand-new Born to Glow! Naturally Radiant Foundation is so glowrious. Available in an inclusive range of 45 truly flattering shades, our covetable formula delivers buildable medium coverage and a naturally radiant finish that lasts. This liquid foundation blends like a dream and even works with your skin to help create a smooth, even-toned look. Turn up the luminosity with our other Born to Glow! must-haves.

Nyx Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation

This foundation is available in 45 shades – pretty great range for a drugstore foundation! ranging from Pale to Deep Ebony, with cool, neutral and warm undertones. I purchased the shade light porcelain – which is a great match for my pale winter skintone.

Nyx Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation

The coverage feels light on the skin, but the coverage is medium. The finish is radiant and natural looking. Just make sure that your moisturizer and / or primer has fully absorbed into the skin before applying the foundation – or else you might get some pilling – which I did once or twice when in a hurry! But when I take the time to let things absorb, this foundation plays nicely with my skincare.

I think that it is a great budget friendly foundation if you want a natural, radiant, healthy skin look!

Have you tried this foundation?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions January 2020

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Petit Vour January 2020

My January Petit Vour box finally arrived on January 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 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 @1.34 my box cost me $30.82 CAD this month.

Petit Vour January 2020

Let’s take a closer look :

Petit Vour January 2020

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara – full size $38 USD

3-in-1 vegan mascara, amplifies lash volume and length while nourishing lashes with powerful botanical extracts and plant protein to promote lash health and growth. The multitasking mascara/serum/conditioner enhances the look of lashes on a day-to-day basis plus provides potent vitamins and antioxidants to help lashes grow thicker, denser and fuller. Frail and brittle lashes are strengthened and protected by organic emulsion which prevents breakage and leaves lashes looking rich and full. 

Petit Vour January 2020

This mascara sounds awesome, hopefully it will be water resistant and smudgeproof!

Summon the spirit of The Green Fairy with this dual-purpose salvation balm. A non-greasy formula to soften dry cuticles, hands and lips. Caster oil, shea and cocoa butter provide a silky-smooth moisturizing base to soothe and condition. Candelilla wax provides a nourishing, protective coating, whilst stevia leaves a subtle, sweet taste on the lips. With yarrow extract and a magical blend of essential oils including, brightening grapefruit and lemon peel and aromatic peppermint, fennel and aniseed. 
Petit Vour January 2020
You all know how much I love multi-purpose products – and I particularly love lip and cuticle balms.
Aether Beauty Single Eyeshadow – single shadow $16 USD

The perfect day to night romantic shades. Customize your palette with these go-to single eyeshadows. 

Formulated with organic coconut oil and organic shea butter, it creates a smooth, buttery texture for one swipe application. Infused with organic rosehip oil which provides radiant looking, glowing skin.

Petit Vour January 2020

I’ve had my eye on the eyeshadow palettes from Aether Beauty for awhile, so I’m excited to try this single shadow. There are two colours listed on the Petit Vour website:

  • Amethyst – purple gray metallic
  • Solar Eclipse – peach metallic, infused with topaz

I received the shade Amethyst. I will be trying this out for sure!

Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk – sample size (1.7oz)  $3 USD

Fruit Stem Cell complex from the Apple & Grape, Resveratrol CoQ10 and skin-friendly vegan probiotics gently remove make-up and impurities, rinsing away dull surface cells and balancing skin flora. Apricot and Borage Oils are infused to rejuvenate dehydrated, for a fresh glow and a rejuvenated complexion.

Petit Vour January 2020

I do enjoy a good cleansing milk and this one sounds great. I may have to stash it away for a bit as I think I have two cleansing milks in rotation right now.

Petit Vour January 2020

This month’s box is valued at $75 USD, so with the exchange rate that I paid, it is worth $100.50! Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out!

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription box.

Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Born to Glow Radiant Concealer from Nyx Cosmetics – I purchased, and have been trying it out for a few weeks now. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer - Fair

Carefully calibrated to match our Born to Glow Naturally Radiant Foundation, NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Radiant Concealer will give you instantly brighter eyes in a puff! This micropearl-infused radiant concealer covers up blemishes, blurs imperfections, and boosts radiance. Also great as a contour concealer, the built-in puff blender allows for quick, precise, no-fuss application and lets you dab, blend and beautify on the go.

Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer - Fair

This concealer is available in 24 shades, ranging from pale to deep espresso, with cool, neutral and warm undertones. I chose the shade fair which is a perfect colour match for my winter paleness.

Nyx Born to Glow Radiant Concealer - Fair

This concealer helps conceal redness, and any uneven pigmentation without leaving the skin looking flat. It adds a radiant finish to the skin, and works well for brightening. I like it a lot!

I’ll be reviewing the Born to Glow Radiant Foundation this week as well.

Have you tried this? Do you have a favourite concealer?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Cardea Auset Noire Charcoal Mask Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Noire Charcoal Mask by Cardea Auset that I received as a Christmas gift and have used it several times over the past month. This is the first product that I’ve used from this Canadian brand. [info in italics taken from the Cardea Auset website]

Cardea Auset Noire Charcoal Mask

Highly concentrated, customizable powder-blend designed to extract toxins from the skin’s surface and pores, leaving it cleansed and purified. Powder means no preservatives, just pure, active ingredients that create a super-charged face mask with the liquid of your choice.

Activated Charcoal draws dirt and toxins from deep within pores, exfoliates and brightens while stimulating blood flow to enhance circulation and up the glow-factor. Bentonite Clay is rich in minerals and absorbs up to 10 times its weight to draw out and envelop impurities.

Cardea Auset Noire Charcoal Mask

Directions For Use: Mix equal parts NOIRE with water or honey, and apply to skin. Leave on skin for 8-12 minutes. Rinse or wipe with a damp cloth to remove, and follow with a hydrating mist, oil, or moisturizer. *Skin may be pink to red after treatment. Discontinue if irritation occurs. Do not mix with a metal spoon.

Ingredients: Activated Charcoal, Bentonite.

Cardea Auset Noire Charcoal Mask

I love that this is a powder formula with minimal ingredients, it allows you to choose what liquid to use with it to make your facial mask. It is however, very messy, so I mix it up over my bathroom sink to minimize the mess factor. I rinse the mask off with water, and then I use a washcloth to remove any stubborn traces of the mask that remain after rinsing.

This charcoal clay mask really does clean out your pores! It is heavy duty. My skin is a little pink after using, but that is normal with this type of clay mask. It isn’t a reaction type of redness, there is no burning, it just feels like an increase in blood circulation which means that any redness / pinkness will fade quite quickly.

Have you tried this facial mask? Do you like clay and / or charcoal masks?

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Disclosure: This was a Christmas gift from a friend!

 

Nyx Cosmetics High Glass Finishing Powder Review

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Today I’m reviewing the High Glass Finishing Powder from Nyx Cosmetics that I recently purchased online because I finally managed to finish my last pressed powder! [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Nyx High Glass Finishing Powder

Blur imperfections and keep it glassy all-day long with our new High Glass Finishing Powder! As Step 2 of our 3-Step High Glass Skin Regimen, this versatile formula was designed to be worn over High Glass Face Primer or the foundation of choice. Available in three light-reflecting shades which stretch across light to deep skin tones (light, medium, and deep), each shimmering setting powder sets your makeup and gives the complexion a sleek and polished glass-like glow. Glass skin, defined: Evolving from K-Beauty’s dedication to a healthy, glowy, hydrated-looking complexion, “glass skin” refers to skin that looks translucent, smooth and reflective—just like a pane of glass.

Nyx High Glass Finishing Powder

This powder is available in three shades: light, medium and deep. I purchased the shade light.

Nyx High Glass Finishing Powder

I had though that this finishing powder would probably give my skin a radiant glowy finish, but wow, this is mega glittery, when I use it, it looks as if I did my whole face with a highlighting powder. Way too shimmery for every day usage for me! I will however use it as a highlighter, because it is really pretty.

Nyx High Glass Finishing Powder

Have you tried this powder?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil that came in my December Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil

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. Fragrance is unisex. 

Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil

The first thing that went through my mind when I saw this was to ask myself if this was a perfume or an essential oil (or both). The scent is very subtle – lightly smoky and woody. I would use this before a meditative yoga practice,  than to use it as a perfume as I don’t find that the scent lasts on me. I find that nearly all coconut oil based perfumes oils don’t have any longevity on me.

Highborn Défumé Annointing Oil

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic Fractionated Coconut Oil, A Proprietary Blend of Wild Crafted + Organic Essential Oils, Reiki Charged Quartz + Black Tourmaline.

Have you tried this?

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

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.

Unpopular Opinions Makeup Tag

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The lovely Joyce from Local Girl Foreign Land tagged me for the Unpopular Opinions Makeup Tag. Her blog is filled with the most gorgeous photography, her travel adventures and some beauty content as well!

As you probably know, I rarely ever do tags anymore, but this one inspired me! Joyce’s answers are here.

1. Popular makeup product you don’t like

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – it is a hot mess for me, and is a holy grail mascara for so many people. My review is here.

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2. Popular makeup product/brand that everyone else seems to hate but you love

Hmmm. I really can’t think of one.

3. Makeup collab you didn’t like or were not interested in

Most collabs don’t really interest me, I’m more interested in colour combinations or brands moreso than who they are collaborating with.

4. Popular makeup step that you never do

False lashes. I am terrible at applying them. So much so that I wrote a post about trying to apply false lashes following a tutorial back in 2015, haha! Link is here. (My brows looked so sparse in 2015, they’ve thickened up a bit and I’ve gotten way better at penciling them in thank goodness).

Ardell Lashes

5. Popular beauty influencer you don’t subscribe to/watch

I don’t subscribe to any of the “big” beauty influencers anymore. I’d rather support smaller bloggers youtube channels.

6. Popular makeup product/brand that you don’t use/support anymore

Kat Von D. I love that it is a cruelty free and vegan brand, but the brand is problematic for me.

7. Makeup trend that you have no interest in trying

Crazy long nails and super pointy nails. I have to keep my nails short if I want to be able to type. And I’d be scared I’d lose an eye if I had the “claw” type nails (although they look really cool).

8. Makeup product that was better in theory than when you used it. Either swatched better or worked better on others than on you.

Bronzer / Contour. Most look terribly unnatural on me, even the ones for super pale people.

Thanks for the nomination Joyce! ❤

Since I rarely ever get around to doing any of the tags or awards that I’m nominated for, I don’t think I should tag anyone, but please do this one if it interests you. I’d love to read your answers!

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