Empties May 2019

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Another month has just zipped by, and I was fairly successful at using up a bunch of things! As always, I’ll link to any reviews, and let you know if I plan to repurchase (right away, or eventually) or not at all. This is a long one!

Empties May 2019 / Makeup Declutter

Skincare Empties:

Empties May 2019

 

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream – (Petit Vour) I really liked this eye cream, hydrating but not greasy, and most importantly it did not irritate my sensitive eyes. I have at least one or more eye creams to use up right now, so no plans to purchase a full size at this time. Review is here.

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner – (Petit Vour) I liked this toner once I changed the spray nozzle, but prefer rose based ones, so I won’t be buying a full size. Review is here.

Lowen’s You Sure Clean Up Nice Face & Body Wash – (PR gifted) It was such a lovely and gentle face and body cleanser (great for travel). This is going on my wishlist as I have more cleansers in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Drunk Elephant Mini Protini Polypeptide Cream & Mini Beste No.9 Jelly Cleanser – (Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift) I really liked both the cleanser and cream in this kit a lot, and will be adding both to my wishlist as I am still working my way through my skincare stash. Review is here.

Lauren B Beauty Reparative Cuticle Oil – (Petit Vour) I really liked this one for winter as my cuticles (and hands) get so dry. I have another cuticle balm in my stash to use up, so I don’t need to replace at this time. Review is here.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum – (Petit Vour) I absolutely loved this serum, and I’ll likely get a full size very soon – I think my serum stash is nearly cleared out. Review is here.

Hair, bath and body:

Empties May 2019

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Body Lotion – (Petit Vour) Super hydrating and smells glorious! Going on the wishlist, as I have a few more body lotions to use up. Review is here.

EVOLVH Ultimate Styling Lotion – (Petit Vour) I love this styling lotion, and have another one in my stash already that was PR gifted in the Love Your Curls Discovery Kit. Great for enhancing waves or curls without a crunchy feeling, just soft and frizz-free hair. Review is here.

Natura Siberica Polar Blueberry Beauty Shower Gel (gift from my Estonian in-laws when we visited Tallinn, Estonia) I loved this shower gel and I’m sad that it is finished! I can’t easily replace this, but I would if I could! Review is here.

Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle & Grapefruit Body Oil – (Petit Vour) This was a great body oil even though honeysuckle does not work well with my body chemistry. I’d like to try this body oil in a different scent. Review is here.

Makeup Declutter:

Empties May 2019 / Makeup Declutter

Anastasia Beverly Hills Beauty Genius Clear Waterproofing Gel from a Brow Genius Kit – This is ancient (pre-historic even), I found it buried in my makeup stash, the gel has become solid, so I couldn’t use it if I wanted to! This was never reviewed as I got it years before I started blogging.

Colour Pop Ultra Metallic Lip in Man Eater – This is more than two years old, and the texture has gone off, so it is time to get rid of it. This was such a beautiful rose gold liquid lipstick. The shade is still available, so perhaps I’ll eventually replace it! Review is here.

Whew, that is a lot of empties! Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: This blog post contains products purchased by me, family gifts, and PR gifted items. Each product is disclosed above. My opinion is my own whether purchased, gifted, or PR gifted.

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:

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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.

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Shower Gel Review

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Shower Gel

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Today I have a review of the Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Shower Gel from Andalou Naturals that came in my March Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

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This skin conditioning gel blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with coconut water and gentle cleansing botanicals for fresh, healthy looking skin. Uplifting citrus sunflower delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for an invigorating, all-over body treatment.

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Shower Gel

The packaging would probably be better with a pump, as the shower gel is a little on the runny side, but despite this, it lathers really well. I found it to be hydrating and makes my skin feel clean with no soapy residue left behind.  I love bath and shower products, especially if they have a nice scent, and this one is really bright and awakening, perfect for a sluggish morning! Citrus based scents are always so refreshing!

All in all, yet another bath and body product from Andalou Naturals that I really liked!

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Shower Gel

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Vegetable Glycerin, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive Berry Complex*, Lauryl Glucoside, Stearyl Citrate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water*†, Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Pine Isolates, Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil, Petroselinum Crispum (Parsley) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*

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

Unboxing and First Impressions Petit Vour March 2019

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My March Petit Vour arrived on April 8th, it seems to be arriving later each month. 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]

Petit Vour March 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 @ 1.3678 my box cost me $31.46 CAD this month.

Let’s take a look at what was in the March Petit Vour box:

Petit Vour March 2019

 

K. Voss Bronzing Potion Glow Cream (sample size 10ml / 0.33 fl oz, $20 USD, full size 30 ml / 1.01 fl oz, $52 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

Instant luminosity, no filter needed. This sheer illuminating cream creates a natural looking, no makeup glow to all skin tones while moisturizing for a soft, radiant complexion. This ultra-hydrating cream creates a subtle luster and the formula flatters all skin types. Worn alone, over makeup, or as a highlighter, the lightweight bronzer delivers an instant glow to every complexion.

I had one of the K.Voss Plumping Lip Balms and loved it, so I was super excited to try something else from this brand. I’ve seen the Bronzing Potion on InstaGram, and it looked really pretty.

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser (sample size 0.37 oz / 11ml, $10 USD full size 3.3 oz / 100 ml, $59 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

Dissolve makeup, sunscreen and bacteria with this nourishing oil cleanser that leaves skin clean and soft without residue. Super hydrating, antioxidant rich plant oils combine with healing and anti-inflammatory Calendula, Turmeric, and Blue Tansy to calm and detoxify skin. Luxuriate in the scent of a blend of all natural neroli and geranium essential oils.

This unique Oil Cleanser is water soluble and can be removed with just water.  No washcloth required. Ideal for dry, sensitive, and acne prone skin.

This oil cleanser sounds perfect for my sensitive skin, I’ll start using it as soon as I do a skin patch test.

Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil (sample size 1.5 oz / 44ml $14 USD, full size 4oz / 118ml, $50 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

Luxurious daily moisturizer crafted with organic skin perfecting oils of sesame, jojoba, avocado and vitamin E for intense moisture and a glistening youthful glow. Formulated for all skin types, non-greasy formula quickly absorbs deep into skin providing vitamins and minerals. An indulgent journey through fields of white sun-drenched blossoms, lightly kissed by delicate pink citrus. Honeysuckle absolute and pink grapefruit essential oils blend to create this perfectly sensual aroma: sweet, mildly citrus, sun-drenched floral. 

I do like body oils, hopefully I will like the scent!

Andalou Naturals Citrus Sunflower Uplifting Shower Gel (sample size 1.7 fl oz, $2 USD, full size 8.5 fl oz, $10 USD)

Petit Vour March 2019

This skin conditioning gel blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with coconut water and gentle cleansing botanicals for fresh, healthy looking skin. Uplifting citrus sunflower delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for an invigorating, all-over body treatment.

Andalou Naturals makes great bath and body products, so I’m pretty sure that this will be great!

This month, Petit Vour included a bonus for all their subscribers – a fan favourite from either Juice Beauty or Evolvh!

Petit Vour March 2019

I received the Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar (Sample size 1.2 oz / 34g $3 USD) – I’ve gotten this one before in a Petit Vour box back in June 2018, and really liked it, the review is here.

Petit Vour March 2019

This month’s box was valued at $46 USD – which works out to $62.92 CAD. All in all, I’m really happy with this month’s box. Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test everything out!

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Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion Review

Petit Vour December 2018

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I was wondering why no one seemed to have liked or commented on this blog post yesterday and I finally figured out why – I forgot to upload it, haha oops!

Today I’m reviewing the 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion that came in my December Petit Vour box [info in italics from the Petit Vour website].

Petit Vour December 2018

This ultimate skin food blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Soothing rosewater delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for a luxurious, all-over body treatment.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Body Lotion

Hello, roses! If you don’t like roses, then this is not for you.

I love true rose scents so this is dreamy. I really like the body butters and lotions from Andalou Naturals that I’ve tried so far – they are rich without feeling greasy or waxy.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Body Lotion

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Vegetable Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Plant Stem Cells (Alpine Rose, Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive Berry Complex*, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*†, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Algin, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*†, Phenethyl Alcohol, Rose Isolates, Vanilla Isolates, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil* | *Certified Organic Ingredients †Fair Trade Ingredients

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Body Lotion

As you can see there’s loads of skin-friendly hydrating ingredients in there.

Again, I have to say that it smells beautiful, a true rose scent which I just love!

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

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions December 2018

Petit Vour December 2018

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With the holidays, my Petit Vour box didn’t arrive until New Year’s Eve. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen my unboxing, but here on the blog, you will get the unboxing AND my 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]

Petit Vour December 2018

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 (@ 1.3600) my box cost me $31.28 CAD this month.

Petit Vour December 2018

Let’s take a look at what was in the December Petit Vour box.

Petit Vour December 2018

Han Skin Care Cosmetics Concealer, full size $18 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

This creamy and nourishing concealer improves uneven skin tone, conceals dark circles, reduces redness, and lifts signs of fatigue while benefiting the skin with argan oil, shea butter, green tea and Vitamin E.

  • Lightweight and buildable medium to full coverage
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Crease-proof and budge-proof
  • Long-wearing formula

I received the shade Fair (with pink undertones). I was running low on one of my concealers, so this is perfect timing!

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish, sample size (1 oz) $8.50 USD, full size (4 oz) $34 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

Wake up your shower routine and revive dry and dull skin with a blissful aromatic blend of Nicaraguan coffee beans, organic sugar, cold-pressed moringa and a sweet and spicy essential oil blend.   

Fresh Nicaraguan coffee beans, rich in caffeine, firm and tighten skin and gently exfoliate to invite the healthy production of new skin cells.

Moringa is rich in zeatin, known for stimulating cell division, growth, and delaying aging of cells. Moringa is packed with crucial fatty acids and antioxidants that the fight free radicals that cause premature aging.

This smells really nice, and I do love body scrubs so I’m looking forward to testing this out – although my preference is for sugar or salt based scrubs.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir, sample size $18 USD (7ml / 0.23oz), full size $80 USD (30ml / 1oz)

Petit Vour December 2018

Dr. Goldfaden’s advanced brightening and antioxidant serum helps aid against the appearance of photoaging and free radical damage, while leaving skin feeling hydrated and looking radiant.

  • Works to boost skin moisture and calm appearance
  • Increases radiance and improves appearance of skin color and tone
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines

I love serums, so I’m happy about getting a new one to try out! This one sounds great!

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion, sample size (50ml / 1.7oz) $2 USD, full size (236ml / 8oz) $14 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

This ultimate skin food blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Soothing rosewater delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for a luxurious, all-over body treatment.

This is my second body lotion / butter from Andalou Naturals – the last one was in my September box! Luckily I love body lotions, and this time I got a rose scented one. Can’t wait to try this!

Petit Vour December 2018

Overall, this month’s box is worth $46.50 USD – which works out to $63.24 CAD. As well, I received the replacement for my defective Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream from the October box. They sent me two of them – possibly to make up for it taking so long to replace.

Petit Vour December 2018

What did you think of the December box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription box.

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter Review

Andalou Naturals KuKui Cocoa Body Butter

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Today I’m reviewing the Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter from Andalou Naturals that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Andalou Naturals KuKui Cocoa Body Butter

This luxurious body butter blends argan oil with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Hawaiian kukui, evening primrose, and superfruit antioxidants blended with ultra-hydrating aloe vera help pamper and protect skin’s moisture barrier for an all-over body treatment.

This is such a great body butter – it is thick and super hydrating without being heavy or greasy. It absorbs into my skin quickly, and smells so good. The scent is reminiscent of the Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Oil but with a hint of cocoa.

It also makes a great hand cream! My hands get dry so easily when the weather starts to cool down, so a ultra-hydrating but non-greasy cream is essential for me.

Andalou Naturals KuKui Cocoa Body Butter

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Vegetable Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*†, Stearyl Alcohol, Lecithin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Panthenol, Stearic Acid, Allantoin, Tocopherol, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Bean Extract*, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Argania Spinsosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*†, Caramel, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract*†, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Vanilla Isolates, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil* | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

As you can see from the ingredient list, there are loads of skin friendly stuff in there!

What is your favourite body butter?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions September 2018

Petit Vour Sept 2018

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If you follow me on InstaGram, you’ve already seen my unboxing of the September Petit Vour box. Here on the blog, you will get the unboxing AND my first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour Sept 2018

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 U.S., $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (1.3539) my box cost me $31.14 CAD this month

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Let’s take a look inside to see what I got this month:

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Axiology Lip Crayon in Enduring $26 USD

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Axiology’s lip crayon formula is crafted with deeply replenishing ingredients that keep lips hydrated, all day long. These heavy pigmented shades sweep the lips in a luxurious matte finish—and never lose their luster. With a buttery-soft texture and all-natural + organic ingredients, this lip crayon line is made for the sophisticated and kind lipstick connoisseur. 

I love lipsticks, and Enduring looks like a very wearable shade.

Enduring: Rooted in burnt-purple and tinted with redwood, Enduring shines steady upon your lips. This timeless shade is equal parts elegance and delight, sublime for waterfall hikes or strolls under city lights. Paired with a glittering eye, it emanates glamour—opt for a nude palette, and you’ll strike deep fascination.

The packaging is beautiful – the box is handmade recycled paper (made by women in Bali)!

Olverum Bath Oil sample size (15 ml) $13 USD, full size (125 ml) $52 USD

A unique and luxurious aromatic blend of essential oils which combine to ease stress and relax tension in both mind and body, bringing you back to your complete and natural self.

Olverum Bath Oil is highly concentrated and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Accordingly, virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue in the bath after use.

I love bath oils. On the package it says that the sample size is enough for three baths!

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Siberian fir Needle, Lavandin, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary, Exotic Verbena, True Lavender, Lime, Juniper, and Geranium essential oils.

It smells really great, I cannot wait to try this bath oil!

Evolvh Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo + Conditioner sample size $5 USD, shampoo travel size (2 oz) $9 USD, full size (8.5 oz / 250 ml) $26 USD,  conditioner travel size $9 USD (2 oz), $28 USD.

Petit Vour Sept 2018

The shampoo: Made with squeaky-clean ingredients, this niche shampoo is beloved by discerning stylists and beauty devotees alike. UltraShine creates smooth, shiny, lustrous hair while adding herbal nutrients, seaweeds, fruits and botanicals for hair nourishment.

It balances hair’s pH level in order to leave it strong and silky. Actives like seaweed extract, mango, and apricot deliver crucial nutrients to thirsty strands, while amino and fatty acids restore hair from the inside out and provide anti-aging benefits.

The conditioner: Repair and restore, reduce frizz and increase color retention. This formula is versatile enough to tame a spectrum of hair types, from straight to curly, and fine to super thick.

It detangles and adds shine, and it’s also safe for chemically treated or colored hair. Actives include wild pansy, sweet clover, and apricot extracts, all of which contain nourishing antioxidants, plus amino and fatty acids which restore hair from the inside our and provide anti-aging benefits. 

The bottles are so tiny! Hopefully I’ll be able to get more than one use from them. Both smell really nice.

Andalou Naturals Kukui Cocoa Nourishing Body Butter sample size $2 USD (1.7 oz / 50 ml), full size $14 USD (8 oz / 236 ml)

Petit Vour Sept 2018

This luxurious body butter blends argan oil with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Hawaiian kukui, evening primrose, and superfruit antioxidants blended with ultra-hydrating aloe vera help pamper and protect skin’s moisture barrier for an all-over body treatment.

I love body butters, and this one smells so GOOD! It is similar to the Hawaiian Body Oil from Alba Botanicals that I recently fell in love with, but with a hint of cocoa scent. I’m probably going to love this.

Petit Vour Sept 2018

Overall, this month’s box seems like a really good one. The total value is $46 USD ($62.28 CAD).

What do you think of this month’s box?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

 

June 2018 Empties

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I cannot believe it is July already! This month I didn’t finish up as many products as I had hoped, once again, there are so many things that are NEARLY but not quite finished.

Let’s take a look – it is only body and skincare as I haven’t continued going through and decluttering my lipsticks.

Bath and Body Empties:

Empties June 2018

Wildcraft Buff Face and Body Scrub – I love this exfoliating scrub for body use as my face is far too sensitive for this type of exfoliation. It smells like spearmint in a refreshing and non-toothpaste way! I’ll be replacing this as soon as I use up a few more things in my stash. Review is here.

Tom’s Of Maine Deodorant in Soothing Calendula – This deodorant is NOT for me. It worked great at first but it seemed that the longer that I used it, the worse that it worked for me. I’ve heard that it works amazing for some people. I’ve been trying to use this up for so long – and only using it on days that I was working from home. Review is here.

EIR NYC Sunset Oil – This came in my May Petit Vour box. I absolutely loved this body oil for when I got out of the shower. I’m hoping to find something similar but a little more budget friendly. Review is here.

Skincare Empties:

Empties June 2018

Zabana Essentials Banana and Colloidal Oatmeal Face Mask + Scrub – I really liked this facial mask that came in my May Petit Vour box. The sample pack was large enough to get at least 6 to 8 uses! I have things to use up in my stash so I won’t be buying a full size of this one right now. Review is here.

Shamanuti Pumpkin Enzyme Masque – Another Petit Vour product. This was a great mask, but I can find another, more budget friendly dupe. Again, no rush to try to find a dupe for it as I am still working my way through my stash. Review is here.

Ingenium Naturals Tsubaki Oil – This was a great multi-purpose oil. I’ve used it on my face, in my hair, and even in the bath. I have a bunch of oils to use up, so I won’t be replacing this right now. This was a PR sample. Review is here.

Andalou Naturals Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream – This was also from a Petit Vour box. The sample was small, so I could only give first impressions on this facial cream. Again, I have several things to use up in my stash so no need to buy a full size to test right now. Review is here.

Nearly Finished:

Empties June 2018

Wet N Wild Photofocus Pressed Powder – I hit pan on this last month, and it is still hanging on! Hopefully I’ll be able to finish it up in July. Review is here.

So there you have it – all the things that I’ve managed to finish this month. Not as much as I had hoped, but progress is progress. Did you finish up much this month?

Empties June 2018

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All purchased by me except for the Wildcraft Buff (gift from a friend) and the Ingenium Naturals Tsubaki Oil (PR sample).