Made For Me Classic Experience Box Review

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

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Made for Me Classic Experience Box

I was sent the Made For Me (MfM) Classic Experience Box to try out and review. Made For Me is a new Toronto based skincare brand, that is made in Australia, and is organic, vegan and cruelty-free [info in italics taken from the Made For Me website]

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The concept for the Experience Box was modelled after that of the “subscription box” – a trend that was well known in the 2010s where consumers receive a monthly box full of curated products as a way of gifting them. However, not all monthly boxes are created equal, and some came in with mixed results to consumers.

After testing out the concept of the products in different sets, we found what works best and decided to package them together. However we still believe in the concept of gifting so long as it adds to their normal routines. Every few months, when you order a box, you may still get the same 3 core products, but you also get a mystery item that may be different from what you got before. That is, we decided to combine the surprise element with the predictability of our high quality, all organic selections that you would love. You are not obligated to order the boxes at preset durations. 

The Classic Experience Box ($90 CAD), is composed of a Brightening C Serum, a Hydrating Moisturizer and an Eye Cream. There is also a surprise mystery gift (this gift changes quarterly). Let’s take a look at the Brightening C Serum:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The serum contains properties from marine collagen, which improves the skin’s firmness and plumpness. It is also a great choice if you’ve been looking to fade dark spots or achieve the smooth, luminous texture that you’ve always dreamed of. Ingredients contain: Kakadu Plum Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C

My skin LOVES vitamin C based skincare, and this is a great serum. If you want luminous skin, then this is the serum for you. I can see this working for all skin types.

Now onto the Hydrating Moisturizer:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

Our Star product and a fan favourite, this facial lotion helps promote and improve overall glow of the skin. It contains a number of organic and botanical antioxidants to restore the skin’s natural appearance and achieve a supple complexion. Use it after the brightening serum and don’t forget your SPF! It can also be used as a makeup primer, as it leaves the skin glowing and prepped for any product you may be using after.
Ingredients contain: Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Davidson Plum

This is such a nice moisturizer! It is light, hydrating and works amazingly well with the Brightening C Serum. Hello glowing skin! It plays nicely with makeup too. It can be used both morning and night.

And last, but not least, the Eye Cream:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The Classic Eye Cream helps in de- puffing & soothes the skin around the eye area. Its soft, velvety texture enables the skin to absorb nutrients to reduce dark circles and lessen the look of wrinkles leaving the eye area firm and well hydrated. Ingredients contain: Jojoba, Avocado Extract, Shea butter

My eyes are often puffy from allergies, and dark circles from the combination of allergies and occasional insomnia, so this eye cream has been such a great product for me. It really works to de-puff and soothe my under eyes.

And as for the mystery gift box – it is such a great idea, and no I’m not going to spoil it, my lips are sealed!

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

This is such a great skincare set, and it would make a great gift idea. Each of the three products are also sold separately – which I think is a great idea, because I use up moisturizer faster than serums, or eye creams.

Have you tried this brand?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this box was PR gifted for reviewing purposes. However, my opinion is always my own.

Versed Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Versed Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream. I purchased, and have been using it for several weeks now. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart website]

Velvety cream with algae extract and peptides to firm the under eyes with a hint of light- reflecting illumination, thanks to finely-milled, ethically-sourced mica.

Rich eye cream for improving the appearance of fine lines Smoothing algae extract and firming peptides Made for aging skin Clean, cruelty-free, vegan

This is a really nice eye cream – it is hydrating but not heavy feeling, and the mica adds radiance, and the vitamin C adds brightening to my under-eyes. It plays nicely with my under-eye concealer too – always a plus!

The texture of the eye cream is velvety and quick to sink in. I use it morning and night.

It’s super affordable at less than $25 CAD – and it is often on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix!

Have you tried this eye cream?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Bright Eyes Eye Cream from Goldfaden MD that arrived as a replacement for the defective one that was in my October Petit Vour box. I only received it with my December box and have been testing it out for three weeks now. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes

Dr. Goldfaden’s advanced, ultra-light brightening eye cream reduces the appearance of under eye darkness, puffiness, and fine lines for a more luminous and youthful glow.

Soy Peptide, Rice Bran Extract, Organic Red Tea, and Arnica work together to deliver de-puffing and brightening properties while ensuring the eye area has a luminous and youthful-looking appearance. Perfect for all skin types.

  • Visibly brightens eye area
  • Reduces the appearance of under eye puffiness and fatigue
  • May minimize the appearance of unwanted lines

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes

I love products with brightening properties – and since I am prone to puffiness and dark circles due to allergies and occasional insomnia I was excited to try this one out.

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes

It does help to brighten the undereye and help deal with puffiness, and because it hydrates really well, it does help to minimize fine lines. I don’t think that anything can fully resolve dark circles other than a cure for sinus allergies and insomnia (just my opinion).

It is very lightweight and quick to absorb into the undereye area. And it plays nicely with my undereye concealer.

Because you only need to use such a small amount, these two samples will likely last me a long time!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Superoxide Dismutase, Chon-drus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cellulose Gum, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Aspalathus Linearis (Red Tea) Leaf Extract.

Do you have a fave eye cream?

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

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix Review

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Today I have a review of the Viper Venom Eye Fix from Nip + Fab. I purchased this a few weeks ago and after doing my usual 24 hour skin patch test, I’ve since been testing it out [info in italics taken from the Nip + Fab website].

Nip+ Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

A refreshing eye gel in a cooling roll-on applicator with wrinkle minimising LIFTONIN® + SYN®-AKE to smooth the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles around the eye area. Red Algae Extract reduces the look of dark circles for a radiance boosting effect. With Syn-ake, a revolutionary ingredient that works to smooth skin and liftonin for instant tightening.

Contains: syn®-ake: tenses + smoothes liftonin xpress: provides tightening effect [and] red algae: decreases the appearance of dark circles

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

I picked this one to purchase because it was an eye gel with properties of smoothing, radiance and reduction in dark circles. Some of the trade-marked ingredients sound like they were made up – like liftonin – that just makes me giggle.

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

I will say that the eye gel is cooling and hydrating when applied. The hydration helps to minimize fine lines. The Viper Venom Eye Fix adds radiance to the under-eye, which can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, and it plays nicely with my Becca undereye corrector to help hide my allergy induced circles.

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix

As well, it helps to de-puff my under-eye area – my allergies have been so much worse than usual this year! Normally my allergies are from the beginning of spring to late June / early July, but this year, they slacked off a bit in mid-to-late July, but came back in August and are still going strong. So I need all the help I can get to MINIMIZE the allergy effect.

I paid less than $20 CAD for this (I don’t recall the exact amount), but I think that is reasonable for an undereye product that doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes, and that both hydrates and helps to deal with my allergy puffiness and dark circles.

What is your favourite eye cream, serum or gel?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Sukin Antioxidant Eye Serum

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Today I’m reviewing the final product that was sent to me from the lovely Stashy from Stash Matters in my (skin)care package. If you aren’t following her yet, you really should. She is my skincare guru!

This is the Antioxidant Eye Serum from Sukin – one of my current favourite skincare brands.

Here’s what it says on the website about the Eye Serum:

    Soothing aloe vera, cucumber and burdock provide the perfect blend of plant proteins to offer deep rehydration to the delicate eye area. Rose hip, evening primrose and borage oils help improve skin elasticity and texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Paraben Free. TIP: Apply dabbing gently with fingertips, do not stretch or pull the skin around the eye area whilst applying.

This is a very lightweight, milky eye treatment, that is deeply hydrating without being greasy. And most importantly, it does not irritate my sensitive eyes. It plays nicely with my Becca Brightening Under Eye Corrector (and other concealers).

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Borage), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract (Burdock), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol.

When you look at the ingredient list, it is easy to see why it is so skin friendly – aloe, cucumber, burdock and nettle, and the oils (sesame, rosehip, evening primrose, and borage)!

Sukin Antioxidant Eye Serum

The skin under my eyes is a lot smoother and definitely more hydrated, this is a beautiful eye serum. Because it has a pump, I find that I am wasting less eye cream, whereas with a tube, I always end up with way more than I need.

This is a beautiful eye serum. It is recommended for all skin types. I would agree, unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to any of the ingredients.

Have you tried this eye serum? What is your favourite eye cream / gel / serum?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was gifted from a friend!

 

Masks + Eye Serum – Pur-Lisse and Pixi Beauty

Hello, hello! Happy June everyone!

Today I’m reviewing a few skincare products from my Generation Beauty haul.

First up is the Blue Lotus + Seaweed Treatment Sheet Mask from Pur-Lisse. *Gift Bag Swag freebie from Generation Beauty*

This natural fiber mask infused with Blue Lotus, Seaweed and restorative Asian botanicals delivers antioxidants and minerals to your skin.  This power blend fights soothes & nourishes while White Mulberry brightens and Anise fruit provides continuous moisture, leaving skin healthy, beautiful and radiant.

Here’s the ingredient list:

Water,Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Laminaria Japonica Extract,Phenoxyethanol,Carbomer,Triethanolamine,Allantoin,Betaine,PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorphenesin ,Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract ,Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract,1,2-Hexanediol,Propanediol,Caprylyl Glycol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA,Sodium Polyacrylate, Fragrance

My Experience: This sheet mask is super cooling and refreshing on my skin. The mask contains lots of essence, leaving my skin moisturized and radiant. I really liked this one.

Up next is the Blue Lotus 4-in-1 Eye Adore Serum, also from Pur-Lisse. *This was a freebie sample from the Pur-Lisse booth at Generation Beauty*

Blue Lotus eye serum enhanced with active ingredients like French marine plants, Matrixyl 3000 and Haloxyl bring 4x the power against aging in this intensive eye serum. This proven complex work together against wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, while hydrating and lifting the delicate eye area.

Here’s the ingredient list:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water (Aqua), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Isododecane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laureth -7, Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein Octenylsuccinate, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower Extract, Steareth-20, Chrysin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Dipeptide-2, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PVP, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

My Experience: This eye cream is super hydrating, and really does help with my seasonal allergy eye puffiness. Most importantly, this did not irritate my sensitive skin. It is a little on the pricy side at $65,  so I don’t know if I would purchase this when my sample is finished, but I really like this one!

The final facial skincare product is the Glow Mud Mask from Pixi Beauty. *Freebie from the Pixi Beauty booth at Generation Beauty*

Stimulate, clarify, and brighten skin with this revitalizing mask. The mineral-rich treatment absorbs oil, draws out impurities, and fights breakouts while giving an energizing boost to the complexion. Kaolin & sea salt purify while ginseng & aloe vera balance.

Here’s the ingredient list:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin, Sea Silt (Mediterranean and Dead Sea Mud), Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Arctium Lappa Root (Burdock) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Panax (Ginseng) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Chlorphenesin, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance, Dead Sea Salt, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Citric Acid.

My Experience: This mask is dark blue, I was so sure that my skin would be stained smurf blue after using it! I’ve been using this as a spot mask on my nose and chin as these areas tend to get a little greasy when the weather first gets hot and my skin freaks out until it adjusts. It doesn’t irritate my super sensitive skin either. I really liked this facial mask.

Pixi Beauty

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: See individual products for each product disclosure. I’m under no obligation to review any of these products and my opinion is my own.

Moisture White Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream

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Today I’m reviewing the Moisture White Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream from The Body Shop.

The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream

Here’s what it says on the US website:

Moisture White Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream, brightens and targets signs of fatigue around the eye area.

  • Skin feels fresher, smoother, and instantly cool*

  • Darkened skin around the eye looks visibly brighter*

My experience: I don’t have very good luck with eye creams as most of them tend to irritate my eyes. This one is lovely, highly moisturizing, but not greasy, and it plays nicely with my under-eye concealer. It does make the under eye area appear smoother and brighter. I don’t think that anything can actually fully eliminate dark circles unless there is a cure for insomnia and allergies / sinus problems. But most importantly it does not irritate my eyes.

This eye cream has disappeared from the Canadian website, I fear that it may have been discontinued. *Stashy had suggested that this was the case after speaking with a sales associate*. I’m a little sad because I really love this eye cream, and think that this might have been “the one” for me. I guess the search continues…

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau (Solvent/Diluent), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emollient), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Glycerin (Humectant), Isopropyl Palmitate (Emollient), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille (Emulsifier/Emollient), Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene (Emollient), Isododecane (Solvent), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Glyceryl Stearate SE (Emulsifier), Mica (Opacifying Agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Hair & Skin Conditioning Agent), Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Viscosity Increasing Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Antioxidant), Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Victoria Amazonica Flower Extract (Fragrance Ingredient), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract/Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (Conditioning Agent, Humectant), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide (Colorant).

The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso 2 in 1 Brightening Eye Cream

What is your holy grail eye cream?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!

February 2016 Empties

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I actually managed to keep my empties all together this month, so I actually have a few things to show you today.

February 2016 empties

Living Proof Primer Style Extenderreviewed as a part of my Project Focus 10 Collab. I’m not going to purchase a replacement of this one as I rarely heat style and this is a product geared for someone who heat styles on a regular basis.

Weleda Skin Food – reviewed here. I won’t be purchasing another one right away even though I liked it, as I have my Wild Rose Hand Cream from The Body Shop to use up (reviewed here), and another hand cream that I will be reviewing soon.

Oz Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel – reviewed here. I’m currently testing out another eye cream right now, so I am unsure if I will purchase a replacement of this one or not.

Essence Cosmetics Get Big Lashes Mascara (Waterproof) – My holy grail mascara for volume, curl and longevity / waterproofness, it was in my top products for 2015. Totally stash worthy in my opinion. I’ve already replaced it.

Personelle Cosmetic Pads – I usually just buy whichever cotton pads are on sale since I go through these so quickly for removing eye make-up with grapeseed oil, for removing last traces of make-up with my  and for removing nail polish. But I just started using the Shiseido Facial Cotton that was a part of my recent giveaway winning (soon to be blogged about).

February 2016 Empties

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for disclosure of each individual product.