Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap Review

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Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

Today I’m reviewing the Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand + Body Soap that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

For those deathly afraid of a used bar of soap, Moon Rivers Naturals uses the classic oil combination in their bar soaps liquified. They are enhanced with black lava salt and a pinch of activated charcoal for a light detox, and peppermint essential oil to calm your soul and leave your skin with a nice tingle.  This soap is great for face and hands too! 

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

This liquid soap / body wash is so freaking good! It smells amazing (perfect for a morning shower) – the peppermint scent really has a zing to it! And it makes your skin feel super clean but still hydrated. Love it!

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Salt Hand & Body Soap

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Saponified Coconut Oil*, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vegetable Glycerine*, Guar Gum*, Activated Charcoal, Hawaiian Lava Salt, Citric Acid, Peppermint Essential Oil, Non-GMO Vitamin E | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

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

Maui Moisture Body Care – Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion Review

Maui Moisture Body Care - Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion

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I’m back after a short hiatus with a review of a new body care product from Maui Moisture – the Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion that I bought for myself recently. In the past I’ve reviewed some of their hair care line (here and here). [info in italics taken from the Maui Moisture website]

Maui Moisture Body Care - Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion

Deeply quench, soften and renew skin with Maui Moisture’s Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Silicone Free Body Lotion. Creamy shea butter is infused into this hydrating body lotion, blended with rich coconut and macadamia oils. This formula deeply quenches and softens for renewed, silky soft skin. Unlike some other body products that start with deionized water, Maui Moisture starts with a unique blend with aloe vera and is infused with coconut water, the results? Moisturized skin and a healthy-looking glow with every use!

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This scent is similar to their Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner. It is super hydrating and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. It does, however take a little longer to absorb into the skin – so this is not the one to use if I am in a rush. But once absorbed, the hydration is long lasting!

Maui Moisture Body Care - Extra Hydrating + Shea Butter Body Lotion

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum).

It does contain fragrance, so if you are perfume sensitive, it might not work for you. It doesn’t trigger my allergies / sensitivities, thankfully!

Have you tried any of their body care line?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

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.

Monthly Empties Part 1- March 2019

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I’ve really been trying to use things up in my stash and this month I made really good progress at finishing up quite a few products – some full sized and some sample sized. I’ll link to any reviews, and let you know if I have plan to repurchase, or not. I decided to split my empties into two parts. Part one is my bath and haircare empties.

Let’s take a look:

March 2019 Empties 1

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak – I loved this one so much, and will be buying it again the next time I’m doing a well.ca haul. This was particularly great for a post yoga soak! Original review is here.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave In Conditioner – This came in a Petit Vour box, and I really liked it a lot, it made my hair so soft and shiny! I have no plans to purchase right now as I’m still working my way through my haircare stash, but I think it is wishlist  worthy. Original review is here.

March 2019 Empties 2

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Conditioner – I really like this conditioner, the shampoo has a couple of uses left in it, but will probably end up in my April empties. I won’t be repurchasing right away as I just started using the ones from Oneka not too long ago, but I probably would repurchase in the future. Original review is here.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask – (This was a PR sample for review) I loved this mask, it worked so well for my hair and scalp. And I just found a place in my neighbourhood that stocks it, so I plan to buy myself this hair mask soon. Original review is here.

March 2019 Empties (Part 1)

I’ll have my March Empties Part Two (Skincare and Makeup) next week.

Did you finish up very much this month?

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Disclosure: This blog post contains one PR sample (identified above), the rest have been purchased by me – my opinion is my own and is based on my experience in using the products.

Currently Testing – Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device

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This is a sneak peek at the Infinity Hair Removal Device that the PR team for Silk’n sent to me for testing and review purposes. I’m super excited about this device because I have had laser hair removal sessions about 8.5 to 9 years ago, and was thinking about getting a few “touch up” sessions as I have had some regrowth since then (more on this later).[info in italics taken from the Silk’n website]

One thing I will say – if you choose not to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful. If you choose to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful too. We are all beautiful!

A little bit of detail on eHPL for those that like to nerd it up with me:

In addition to optical light energy found in HPL (home pulsed light), our new eHPL technology uses galvanic energy to open your pores, allowing the Infinity to treat thick, stubborn hairs right at their root even more effectively. With its quartz bulb, the device is able to reload faster than other technologies, allowing for more pulses in a shorter amount of time for speedy treatment that fits your schedule.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

So how does it work?

A quartz bulb delivers the optical light pulse, which is directed into the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and is transformed into heat. This heat destroys the hair so it won’t grow back, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The result is an effective, and virtually painless, treatment. […] Galvanic energy is delivered through an electrode plate located at the rear of the Infinity device […] When the electrode touches the skin, the skin pores open, allowing optical energy to reach deeply to the root of the hair follicle, giving it access to even the most coarse, stubborn hairs. This energy also stimulates your skin to improve circulation and tone, while allowing for optimal absorption of post-treatment lotion

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

I decided to start testing on my lower leg, bikini line and underarms – all of which I have previously had laser hair removal treatments and need touch ups. I had nine treatments over the course of about 1.5 years – and that was about 8.5 to 9 years ago. I would say that my lower legs are roughly 70 to 75% hair free, underarms and bikini line are roughly 65 to 70% hair free. So I’m not starting at the very beginning. 

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

A typical full hair growth cycle may take 18 to 24 months. During this time, multiple hair removal sessions will be required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal. The efficiency of hair removal varies from person to person according to body area, hair color and how the device is used. Here’s what a typical hair removal plan should look like during a full hair growth cycle:

Treatments 1 to 4: Two weeks apart. Treatments 5 to 7: Four weeks apart. Treatments 8+: Treat as needed, until desired hair removal results are achieved.

I’ve already done my first treatment, and am due for the second one at the end of the week. The machine is easy to use. I like that it has adjustable intensity settings. I started at the lowest intensity to see how it felt and test how my skin reacted before moving up to a higher setting.

The machine makes a little zapping sound when it flashes, and you can hear the cooling fan inside the machine. Personally, I don’t think that it hurts at all, it just feels like a little heat pulse to me. I will say that areas where the skin is thinner (ie. underarms, back of the knee, and leg crease / bikini line) feel odd – not painful, just slightly uncomfortable in a weird sort of way. On my legs, it was a breeze! And surprisingly quick to do even though I was taking my time to get used to handling the device.

I will be checking in along the way to let you all know my results after every few treatments to let you know my progress, I’m quite excited!

Feel free to ask any questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

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Disclosure: The Silk’n Infinity was gifted to me for testing and review purposes. However, my opinion is based on my experience of using this device (and of course, my experience might be different from yours).

 

 

 

Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Foot Soak Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Sea Mineral Foot Soak from Formulary 55 that came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

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Perfect for tired feet, this fizzing foot soak is a wonderful way to end a long day. This peppermint and eucalyptus effervescent foot soak is made with pure essential oils and Dead Sea mineral salts.

To use, fill a small wash tub with water, drop in contents of envelope (each packet contains enough for 1-2 treatments), and soak your feet in the detoxifying blend.

Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Foot Soak

It is like a fizzy bath bomb, but for the feet. I love that it has minimal ingredients. This would be perfect for someone who is on their feet all day. Very relaxing and soothing.

The peppermint and eucalyptus give it such a fresh and relaxing scent – I often mix peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils on my diffuser because I love the two combined!

Formulary 55 Sea Mineral Foot Soak

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ground Dead Sea salts, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, cornstarch, and essential oils.

Do you use foot soaks?

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

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish Review

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Today I have a review of the True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish that came in my December Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website].

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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.

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish

I love body scrubs, so I was pretty happy to see one in my December box. This is a coffee and sugar based scrub, but isn’t as messy as some coffee scrubs tend to be. The scent is interesting – you can smell the coffee of course, but it also smells of Rosemary and Peppermint – so very bright and uplifting – perfect for cold, dark mornings!

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish

Let’s take a look at the ingredients:

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Coffea Arabica (Vega Farmer Roasted Coffee), Sucrose (Sugar), Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Essential Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Essential Oil. 

Even though I tend to avoid products with tea tree oil as it often causes a reaction on my sensitive skin, the concentration in this scrub must be fairly low as it didn’t trigger me at all, thankfully.

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish

I don’t think that the sample size is big enough to gain benefits of firming and tightening of the skin, but it does exfoliate really well and doesn’t leave a gritty or greasy feeling when rinsed off.

Do you like coffee based body scrubs? I mostly prefer sugar or salt based body scrubs.

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

Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Body Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Natural HawaiianBody Cream by Alba Botanica. I’ve previously reviewed the Body Oil. [info in italics taken from well.ca]

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream

Signature ingredient: An excellent source of linoleic and linolenic fatty acids, kukui nut oil is packed with fast-penetrating nutrients essential for healthy skin.

Product description: Tropical nut oils rich in essential fatty acids blended in a rich, luxurious body cream to soften, soothe and smooth rough, dry, flaky skin.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream

Features and benefits: Blending vanilla, cucumber and arnica extracts, with oils of kukui, macadamia, and safflower plus shea and cocoa butters, our Kukui Nut Body Cream penetrates deep and is absorbed quickly, holding in critical moisture without leaving excess oil. 

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream

This is supposed to be Body Cream, but texture-wise it is more of a super rich, body butter. It is beautiful, and thick, super luxurious without feeling heavy or greasy!

The scent is nutty and sweet like the Body Oil – I love the scent!

So amazing for keeping the winter coldness from completely drying my skin out!

And the kicker – I paid $6.99 CAD for it (at Provigo / Loblaws)!

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Disclosure: I purchased this.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar Review

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Today I’m reviewing another bath + body product from Buck Naked Soap Company (thanks Rina!) that was sent to me to try out – the Natural Lotion Bar. I’ve already reviewed the Himalayan Salt Soap and the Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub [info in italics taken from the Buck Naked Soap Company website]

Buck Naked Soap Company

This bar provides extreme moisturizing with rich shea butter and cocoa butter that soothe and nourish skin. Surprisingly soft and light in texture, with only the natural scent of its base ingredients, you can use anywhere on your face or body that requires some extra TLC.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar

This is the ultimate body lotion for sensitive skin types. It has a very minimal ingredient list and has almost no scent.

I love that it is in a solid format, with a great storage tin – perfect for travelling.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar

Ingredients: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Candeilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Butyrosepermum Parkii, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol

My skin does really well with shea and cocoa butter based body products as they are rich and super hydrating but not at all heavy or greasy feeling.

Buck Naked Soap Company Natural Lotion Bar

Have you tried a solid body lotion before?

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Disclosure: PR sample. However my opinion and love for bath + body products is entirely my own!