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.

 

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum Review

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Today I have a review of the Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum Jeunesse Corps that was sent to me from Sothys Canada / PozPub. This body serum won a 2019 Beauté Clin d’oeil award in the category of Body Care products! [info in italics taken from the PozPub press release, and the Sothys Canada website]

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Your essential body routine! A melt-in formula with the appeal of a grapefruit scent combined with the efficiency of a serum to keep your body looking young.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The skin is smoother, firmer, and visibly redensified. Younger-looking body that appears beautifully lifted. PROVEN EFFICIENCY! Visibly redensified skin: 16% after 28 days and 29% after 56 days!* For 89% of users**: This formula is a real youth serum for the body after 28 days **! A body that appears visibly younger, as though it had been lifted, a smoother and younger-looking décolleté, firmer arms **! * Ultrasound measurement performed on 18 women after 28 days and after 56 days of twice-daily use of Pro-youth body serum –Smoothness / firmness on the thighs. **Study conducted with 19 women who applied the Pro-youth body serum – Smoothness / firmness twice a day for 28 days. Result expressed in % of satisfaction.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

This is a luxurious body serum, the formulation is very rich, but it soaks into the skin fairly quickly, and keeps it hydrated all day. My skin feels super smooth and stays that way until the next day when I shower and re-apply!

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

The key active ingredients are: M 3.0 Peptides, Sacred Lotus Extract, Evening Primrose Oil, Hyaluronic Acid Substitute, Complex of Vitamins and Omegas 3, 6, and 9.

As for the firming claims, I’ve only used it two weeks thus far, so I can’t really comment on that aspect of the Pro-Youth Body Serum. I’ll try to update this post after a few more weeks of use.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum / Sérum jeunesse corps

Have you tried this body serum?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this is a PR sample. However, my opinion is my own – based on my experience of using this product.

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.

EVOLVh UltraFlex Hairspray Review

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Today I have a review of the UltraFlex Hairspray from EVOLVh – this hairspray comes out on February 20th. Because I’ve tried and loved a few products – gotten from both PR and through my Petit Vour subscription – when offered the chance to try out the new UltraFlex hairspray, I jumped at the chance! [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

Evolvh UltraFlex Hairspray

Strong Flexible Hold & Brilliant Shine, Alcohol Free and No Crunch!

UltraFlex is a magnificent working hairspray with a strong yet flexible hold. fast-drying, lightweight, and versatile, UltraFlex leaves hair feeling clean and soft, never crunchy, and with brilliant shine.  Build up free, and non-drying to hair – the performance is simply amazing.  And of course free from all of the nasties typically found in hairsprays. 

Evolvh UltraFlex Hairspray

KEY INGREDIENTS

  • Tapioca Starch gives hold and shine, for a pliable or hard hold without dulling the hair or becoming sticky.
  • Flax builds body, and adds hold and shine.
  • Rice Bran Extract and Cumin Seed Oil guard against heat damage and provide UV protection.
  • Red Raspberry Seed Oil provides exceptional moisturizing and strengthening properties in addition to UV protection.

I rarely use hairspray because most of them make my hair feel gross  – dirty, crunchy and dull – so any product that can add control and shine to my hair without stickiness or crunchiness is awesome. I’ve used it as a wave spray with wet hair, so get soft, manageable waves, and I’ve used it on dry hair for frizz control and hold. I love that it helps control my hair and keeps it soft and shiny.

Evolvh UltraFlex Hairspray

INGREDIENTS: Water, Glycerine*, Tapioca Starch*, Flax Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract*, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil*, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil*, Lecithin*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Rosa Canina Flower Extract†, Achillea Millefolium Extract†, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Cymbopogon (Lemongrass) Schoenanthus Extract*, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract†, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil†, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Oil*, Vaccinium Macrocapron (Cranberry) Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil†, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil*, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Oil*, Citric Acid, Tocopherol from Rosa Canina (Rose Hip)†, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Gluconolactone*, Sodium Benzoate*, Calcium Gluconate*  *ECOCERT Certified Ingredient †Organic Ingredient All Ingredients are non-GMO

Are you going to try the UltraFlex Hairspray when it comes out?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR sample, but my opinion is based on my experience of using the product.

The Inkey List Collagen Booster Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Collagen Booster from The Inkey List. I’ve been using this serum for a few weeks now, so I’m ready to review. [info in italics taken from the Cult Beauty website]

The Inkey List Collagen Booster

They say you only miss things once they’re gone and, sadly, our love for collagen (the natural skin protein that helps to support skin’s firmness, suppleness and elasticity) tends to appear only once we realise its production has begun to slow down – sob. A perfect antidote to this sorry state of affairs, THE INKEY LIST’s Collagen Serum stars clever peptides called Matrixyl 3000 and Syn Tacks, which mimic the effect of natural collagen, keeping your skin looking plumper and smoother for longer. The formula also helps to boost collagen production, so your skin will look increasingly firm and supple in the long run too. Minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and targeting sagging, this skin-boosting potion is like an elixir of youth for your complexion.

I bought this at Pharmaprix (aka Shoppers Drug Mart in the rest of Canada) back in January, so I’ve been testing it out for several weeks now. It is a clear, super-watery, serum that sinks into my skin quickly. It helps to plump and smooth the skin. It also plays nicely with all of my various serums, facial oils, moisturizers and makeup too!

The Inkey List Collagen Booster

And, as an added plus, it is super budget friendly at $10.99 CAD!

Have you tried this serum?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Aether Beauty Amethyst Single Shadow Review

Aether Beauty Amethyst Single Shadow

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Today I’m reviewing a Single Shadow from Aether Beauty that came in my January Petit Vour box. I’ve been eyeing their palettes for awhile now, so I was super excited to find a single shadow to try out in my subscription box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Aether Beauty Amethyst Single Shadow

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.

 

Aether Beauty Amethyst Single Shadow

The single shadow is available on the Petit Vour website in two shades: Amethyst, a purple gray metallic infused with amethyst, and  Solar Eclipse, a peach metallic, infused with topaz. I received the shade Amethyst.

Aether Beauty Amethyst Single Shadow

It is a super wearable shade – on me it tends to pull more purple taupe than purple gray which I really like. The texture is super smooth and buttery, and it is highly pigmented. I’ve swatched it both with and without primer (the primer is not a good shade for my eyelids, but it works great for swatching). This shadow is so difficult to photograph – I tried photographing it from different angles to try to capture how truly beautiful it is!

Aether Beauty Amethyst6

I don’t buy eyeshadow very often, because I already own quite a lot, but I really think that I want to get either the Rose Quartz or the Solstice palette.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Mica*, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate*, Zinc Stearate*, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate*, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Rosa (Rose Hip) Canina Seed Oil**, Silica*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil***, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*** Tin Oxide, (Rose) Quartz*, Alumina* May Contain: Bronze Powder*, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines*, Bismuth Oxychloride | *Certified Organic Ingredients, Natural Derived, Fair Trade.

Have you tried any of the shadows / palettes from Aether Beauty?

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

MOA The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm Review

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Today I’m reviewing The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm by MOA that came in my January Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

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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. 

MOA Absinthe The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm

How cute is the tin packaging of this balm?

I’m a lip balm addict so I was excited to try this one out. It is super hydrating and not waxy, and smells amazing – I love the absinthe / aniseseed notes! This also works really well as a cuticle balm – something that I majorly need in the wintertime.

MOA Absinthe The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Seed Oil, Absinthe Extract, *Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, **Citral, **Limonene. *Certified Organic **Occurs Naturally In Essential Oils

MOA Absinthe The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm

Have you tried this hand and lip balm?

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