Cumulative Empties Sep 2021 to Feb 2022

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Skincare

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Today I have my empties that I’ve accumulated over the past six months. There actually should be more, but I think that a few things got misplaced or recycled.


Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Skincare

Made for Me Hydrating Moisturizer and Brightening C Serum (*PR Gifted) – Both the moisturizer and serum are amazing, and I’d would highly recommend both of them. I have a bunch of serums and moisturizers to use up in my stash, but I would purchase these. Reviews are here.


Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Haircare

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Treat Conditioner (Aloe Extract) – This is a great budget friendly conditioner. I would re-purchase this eventually – but right now I’m committed to using the Keratinworks line to maintain my hair post salon treatment. Review is here.

EVOLVh Smart Start Leave-In Conditioner (*PR Gifted) and Ultrashine Moisture Shampoo – Both are amazing, and I could see myself purchasing eventually. Reviews are here and here.

Kristin Ess Beach Wave Spray – This is a great product for enhancing my wavy hair and giving it that beachy wave effect. I would re-purchase eventually. Review is here.

Noughty To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment – An awesome budget friendly hair mask – I loved this, and would likely repurchase. Review is here.

Bath and Body:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Bodycare

Haus of Gloi Lily Cake Bubbling Scrub (*This was birthday gift) – I love the bubbling scrubs from Haus of Gloi. I’ve purchased them many times over the years in different scents, and will do so again eventually.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream – I’ve purchased this several times, and will do so again eventually. It is such an amazing body cream. Review is here.

Naturewell Hydrolyzed Collagen Moisture Cream (*PR gifted) – Another amazing body cream. Great for winter dryness. I would purchase this one as it is super effective and budget friendly. Review is here.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub – I would definitely re-purchase this body scrub. It smells amazing, its super hydrating, and exfoliates really well. Review is here.


Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Makeup

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara – I liked this mascara, scored it a 6.25 out of 7. It was good, but not holy grail for me. Review is here.

Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! and #Lashes of the Day Mascaras – Bye Bye Panda Eyes I scored 6.25 out of 7, but I found that this mascara got better over time. I would buy this one again, because it improved, so I’d increase the score to 6.75 out of 7. Lashes of the day scored higher at 6.5 out of 7, but it didn’t get any better over time, so I don’t think I would repurchase. Reviews are here and here.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara – This mascara scored a 6 out of 7. It was good, but not great for me. I’ve tried and liked other Covergirl mascaras better. Review is here.

So did you finish up many products over the past couple of months?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All products disclosed above, and in the original blog post reviews. My opinion is my own regardless of if I purchased it, or if it was gifted.

Nuworld Botanicals Aromatherapy Personals Sports Therapy Mineral Replenish Body Scrub Review

Nuworld Botanicals Sports Therapy Mineral-Replenish Body Salt Scrub

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I recently won a giveaway on Instagram from Cat Forsley (My Lip Addiction) and Nuworld Botanicals – it was a huge box of goodies, some of which I’ve tried before as I have received a PR package from Nuworld a few years ago. [info in italics taken from the Nuworld website]

Nuworld Botanicals Sports Therapy Mineral-Replenish Body Salt Scrub

Sports Therapy Mineral-Replenish Body Scrub is unique synergy blend of pure essential oils known to be useful in relieving sore muscles and joints including certified organic Wintergreen, Camphor and Pine.

Nuworld Botanicals Sports Therapy Mineral-Replenish Body Salt Scrub

A sumptuous blend of skin polishing natural dead sea salts and pink himalayan rock salts wrapped in moisturizing organic jojoba, avocado, argan and sweet almond oils. Gently exfoliates, conditions and softens the skin- delivering a healthy replenishment of essential minerals and Vitamins A, C and E. Delicious fruity extracts of watermelon, strawberry and banana help clarify, soothe, and tone the skin while Sports Therapy essential oil blend soothes sore, achy muscles and joints.

Nuworld Botanicals Sports Therapy Mineral-Replenish Body Salt Scrub

I’m a huge lover of body scrubs, and this one is SO GOOD – especially after a workout. It exfoliates, it hydrates and it helps with soreness. And it smells amazing!

The salt based scrub is perfect, not too soft and not too scrubby, gentle yet effective.

Are you a salt scrub or a sugar scrub fan? I love both.

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I won this in an InstaGram giveaway – thanks Cat, thanks Nuworld Botanicals!

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub Review

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Today I have a review of the Salt of the Earth (Sea Salt Scrub) from Lowen’s Natural Skincare – I bought myself a few treats from their Black Friday sale. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I’ve gotten a PR package from them in the past and have reviewed several of their products. Previous reviews are here, here, here and here. [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s website]

Lowen’s is a Canadian brand, based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Conceived by a veteran Pharmacist committed to using organic, fair-trade, and/or locally-sourced ingredients, Lowen’s creates unique skin care products that are safe, effective, long-lasting, and affordable.

Let’s take a look at the Sea Salt Scrub!

Our amazing (if we say so ourselves) exfoliating Sea Salt Body Scrub, loving made with: 

Vancouver Island Sea Salt

Extra Virgin Fair Trade Coconut Oil

Cold Pressed Organic Alberta Hemp Seed Oil

We’ve also added Soma Spa’s unique customized “relaxing mix” of essential oils. Helping to ease your journey into blissful serenity. All this local goodness will get your skin exfoliated, refreshed, and breathing again. For fans of softened skin, you’ve just found the perfect product win!

How to Use: Grab a pinch of Salt of the Earth Salt Scrub and slowly work it into the areas of your body you want to soften.When the salt granules are reduced to a fine powder. Rinse-off with warm water. Voila, you are off to the races!  Also, you can do a full body scrub in the shower.  Use as a once a week treat (but we do use the scrub on our hands on a daily basis.)

I think that this might be my first sea salt based body scrub! I really love how it exfoliates AND hydrates after using. My skin is so silky smooth after I use it!

The jar is quite big – who am I kidding – it is HUGE at 450g / 15oz! And they sell refills, so you can reduce your plastic consumption and just keep refilling the same jar which I love.

The essential oil blend is made up of:

Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Oil, Bergamot Fruit (Citrus Bergamia) Oil, Juniper Berry (Juniperus Communis) Oil, Ylang Ylang Flower (Cananga Odorata) Oil.

It is beautifully scented, very fresh and uplifting!

Have you tried this one? Do you like salt based body scrubs?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is based on my experience of using this product.

Summer Body Care Essentials

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The spring weather has finally arrived in Montreal, so I was thinking about my summer body care essentials – besides the obvious one of sunscreen (recently reviewed here).

Summer Body Care Essentials

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Oil (or the Body Cream) for skin hydration (reviewed here and here). I love both the body oil and the cream for year ’round use.

Buck Naked Soap Company Geranium + Purple Clay Sugar Scrub for exfoliating (reviewed here). This was gifted to me, but I will be buying a replacement as soon as I use it up because it is so good!

Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion to give me a natural looking bit of colour to my ghost pale skin (reviewed here). This is one of the few self tanners that I’ve tried that looks natural on me.

Summer Body Care Essentials

What are your summer body care essentials?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Post contains one PR gifted product, identified above.

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].

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.

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.

Thanks for reading, have a beautiful day!

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

Joik Uplifting Coffee Body Scrub Review

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Today I have a little review of another treat from Joik that I bought for myself in Estonia – the Uplifting Coffee Body Scrub. (info in italics taken from the Joik website)

Joik Uplifting Coffee Body Scrub

Uplifting body scrub is like a cup of good strong coffee! Aromatic coffee scent invigorates senses while ground coffee beans and brown sugar promote blood circulation, remove dead skin cells and help skin to renew and regenerate. Nourishing cocoa butter, shea butter and olive oil soften skin leaving it smooth and velvety. Caffeine in ground coffee beans helps to fight cellulite. In contact with warm water the scrub turns into milky lotion and is easy to wash off. Skin is moisturised, but not greasy.

JOIK scrubs do not contain any environment and water burdening plastic particles.  100% natural and/or Ecocert ingredients.

Joik Uplifting Coffee Body Scrub

I love body scrubs, and this one is definitely a good one! It isn’t as messy as most coffee scrubs, though I’m not entirely sure why. The scrub mostly just smells like coffee, but if you have a sensitive nose, you should be able to smell the cocoa and shea butters. The Uplifting Coffee Body Scrub really does make my skin feel smooth and hydrated and not at all greasy.

Joik Uplifting Coffee Body Scrub

Are you a fan of body scrubs? Of coffee scrubs?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

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I was recently contacted by IQ Natural Skincare to see if I would like to review something from their bath and body line. As you all probably know, I love bath and body products, so I jumped at the chance to review the Lavender Sugar Scrub. IQ Natural Skincare uses natural and organic, sustainably grown ingredients, are cruelty free, and small batch produced.

Here’s what it says on the website about the Lavender Sugar Scrub:

Exfoliate skin all over body with this Lavender Argan Oil & Brown Sugar Body Scrub. Slough away dead skin and reveal and fresh Plump and smoother younger looking skin. Contains rich skin softening natural & organic olive and morrocan argan oils.

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

Ingredients: Organic Brown Sugar, Olive Oil, Argan Oil, 10% Glycolic Acid, Essential Oils, Herbs, Honey.

Onto the review:

This is a lovely and moisturizing sugar scrub, and it is absolutely filled with lavender scented goodness! My skin was so soft and smooth after using it!

IQ Natural Skincare Lavender Sugar Scrub

I love that the ingredient list is so simple. I think that the argan oil is what makes this scrub so silky!

Disclosure: I was sent this product for testing and review purposes. My opinion is my own, based on my experience with the product.

Naturelle Cosmetics Organic & Cruelty Free Review (Part 2)

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This is the final part of my Naturelle Cosmetics review. Part 1 is here.

I was contacted by Naturelle Cosmetics, a UK based company that sells organic and cruelty free skincare, bodycare, haircare and cosmetic products. Today I’m reviewing one of their Royal Coffee Scrubs, in the Cinnamon Vanilla scent.

Naturelle Cosmetics - Royal Coffee Scrub

The scrubs are available in six different scents: Chocolate Orange, Cinnamon Vanilla, Coconut, Lavender Mint, Tea Tree and Ylang Ylang.

Apart from your daily cup of coffee, what else do you know about coffee? Do you know that it have amazing benefits for your skin? Yes, this is true. Coffee scrubs have been on the rise in the recent years as natural skin treatments. […] The Coffee Scrub is a combination of various natural ingredients that will definitely rejuvenate your skin. Among the main components include the seed powder from both coffee Arabica and Coffee Robusta which are the two main varieties of coffee. To make a coffee scrub from the powders, avocado, cinnamon and jojoba oils are added. Almond seeds are also added to bring in its antioxidant properties while vanilla brings in the flavor. All these ingredients are natural, and thus they are not associated with harmful side effects. The Naturelle Cosmetics’ Cinnamon Vanilla will have numerous benefits to your skin.

These benefits include: minimized cellulite, skin brightening, exfoliation, and improved circulation.

I love body scrubs, but I have only ever used sugar and salt based scrubs so this was a completely new experience for me! Upon opening the package, my bathroom smelled like coffee with cinnamon and vanilla. Very uplifting and energizing!

It looked so messy when my skin was covered in the coffee scrub, but once rinsed off, my skin was soft and smooth.  The Royal Coffee Scrub does make a bit of a mess in the bottom of the shower / tub, but nothing that a couple of splashes of water can’t fix.

Do you like coffee scrubs?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I was sent this product for testing and review purposes, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience in using this product.