Empties January 2019

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I’m still working my way through my stash and using things up. I managed to finish up a few things this month. Let’s take a look and I’ll let you know if I’ve repurchased or not, or if I plan on repurchasing eventually, and I’ll include a link to the original review(s).

Empties January 2019

Native Deodorant in Lavender Rose and Cedar Sea Salt – Both myself and the mister finished our first natural deodorant sticks from Native. I’ve already purchased replacements, but this time in Hibiscus and Mint for me, and Eucalyptus and Mint for him. I’m also alternating using the sensitive formula in Cotton and Lily scent. Reviews are here and here.

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner – This set took me six months to finish up because I can’t use it all the time as I need more hydration for my hair, nor did not give my hair any added volume – both of which I need in the winter time. I won’t be repurchasing as I have a few other shampoo & conditioner sets in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Empties January 2019

Nyx HD Concealer in Porcelain – I’ve purchased this several times since my original review in 2015, and will probably purchase it again once I use up the concealers in my stash.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara – This got lost in my stash, and I’ve had it open for too long. It wasn’t the one for me as it didn’t hold a curl for my stick straight lashes so I won’t purchase this one. Review is here.

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm – I love this cleansing balm, and plan to repurchase once I finish up another cleanser in my stash. It is super gentle and removes makeup really well (even waterproof mascara). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum – I really liked this serum sample from December’s Petit Vour box and would love to own a full size. But I have a few serums in my stash to use up, so it is going on my wishlist for now. Review is here.

Maison Jacynthe Eau Florale de Rose *PR sample –  I love facial mists / toners. This one is beautiful and a definite wishlist item for me as I have a few facial toners / mists to use up in my stash. I actually finished this one up a few months ago, but the bottle was hidden in my refrigerator so it kept getting left out of my monthly empties. Review is here.

Did you finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Please see original blog post reviews for individual disclosure details. However my opinion is my own, based on my experience with the products.

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.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum Review

Petit Vour December 2018

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Today I’m reviewing the Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum that came in my December Petit Vour box [info in italics from the Petit Vour website].

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

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir

I love facial serums, I think that they are an essential part of my skincare routine. Serums with brightening / radiance boosting and anti-aging properties are my favourite.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Ferulic Acid, Niacinamide

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir

The Brightening Elixir is a very watery, clear serum, and it soaks into the skin fairly quickly and doesn’t leave a tacky feeling. I feel that it adds a level of hydration to the skin as well, but since it is cold and wintery here in Quebec, I do use a facial oil and / or moisturizer for extra hydration.

I really like this serum a lot!

Have you tried this serum?

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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.

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions October 2018

Petit Vour October 2018

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My October Petit Vour box arrived last week, but since I already had blog posts scheduled, it had to wait until today. If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen my unboxing. 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 October 2018

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. Petit Vour October 2018

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 (@ 1.326) my box cost me $30.50 CAD this month.

Petit Vour October 2018

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

Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes sample size $18 USD, full size 0.5 oz / 15 ml $55 USD

Petit Vour October 2018

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

My eyes prone to dark circles and puffiness due to seasonal allergies and occasional insomnia so anything that claims to help, I’m willing to try once I do a patch test.

When I went to do my patch test, I found that the pump was defective and no product came out no matter how much I pressed the pump. Thankfully the Petit Vour Customer Service is really awesome, and they’re sending me a replacement. The review might be a little delayed as it probably won’t arrive for at least a week or so.

Kani Botanicals Prismatic Highlighter Balm full size $28

Petit Vour October 2018

A lightweight, glowy highlighter balm that leaves a natural, radiant glow. Formulated with nourishing ingredients, it creates a subtle, radiant sheen. 

I received the shade Rose Quartz (cool pink), it is also available in Moonstone (light gold). This looks really pretty, and not at all glittery. I can’t wait to try this out.

MAI Couture Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Paper full size $10 for 60 sheets

Petit Vour October 2018

Help absorb skin impurities and toxins with Mai Couture’s Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Papier. Effective at drawing out pollutants, bamboo charcoal absorbs bacteria, toxins, and micro-particles from the skin.

I haven’t owned blotting paper in a long time, but these ones sound great. I’ll probably keep them in my work bag for on the go touch-ups.

Formulary 55 Rosehip & Clay Facial Mask full size $8 for 0.75 oz package

Petit Vour October 2018

Detoxify and soften naturally with this gentle pink clay facial mask. This blend will draw out toxins without over drying the skin. Suitable for all skin types.

I love facial masks, and I plan on trying this out on the weekend if my patch test is ok. The joys of sensitive skin – but better safe than sorry!

Petit Vour October 2018

Overall I think that the October box was good – I’m most excited by the eye cream and the highlighting balm. Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test everything out!

Total value of this month’s box – $64 USD / $84.86 CAD!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription box.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

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Today I have a review of the Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask that came in my June Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics from the Petit Vour website]

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

Dr. Goldfaden’s purifying mask works to draw out dirt and pore clogging debris to reveal skin that looks clear and appears flawless. Developed to use as an overall facial mask, this powerhouse formula works to unveil a clearer-looking, radiant, even-toned complexion.

  • Leaves skin looking even and appearing balanced
  • Cleans blemish-prone skin and minimizes the appearance of pores
  • Soothes and calms appearance

On the tube itself it says that it is for oily and acne prone skin – of which I’m not really either skintype, so I decided to use this as more for spot masking.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

This mask strongly smells of camphor – my eyes watered so much when I first applied the mask to my nose and chin! I left it on for 10 minutes before washing it off – and wow, this stuff really does clear your pores!

I’m going to continue to use it for my nose and chin, and for helping to clear occasional hormonal breakouts.

The sample tube is 30ml / 0.68oz – so it is big enough to get tons of usage. The full size is listed at $65 USD, for 50ml / 1.7oz.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Purifying Mask

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Deionized Water, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Colloidal Sulfur, Camphor, Salicylic Acid, Bentonite, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Strelitzia Nicolai Seed Aril Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Lecithin, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Have you tried this facial mask?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions June 2018

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Sorry for not posting yesterday – it was a holiday here in Quebec, and I’m still in the process of either testing things out, or waiting for things to arrive in the mail.

My June Petit Vour box arrived a little later than usual this month (it only arrived today actually), so this is just a quick unboxing with full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to try everything out.

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 (1.3291) my box cost me $30.57 CAD this month

Petit Vour June 2018

Let’s take a look inside to see what I got this month. As always the box includes a beautiful informational card with a different watercolour print each month. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour].

Petit Vour June 2018

Juice Beauty Green Apple Cleansing Bar ($3 USD – full size $12 USD)

Renew, revitalize and soften your skin with this cleansing bar formulated with organic, extra virgin, cold-pressed olive oil, coconut oil, and a blend of apple, lemon and aloe juices. Infused with bright citrus notes to leave skin refreshed and glowing.

I’ve really liked all Juice Beauty skincare products that I’ve tried so far, and this soap smells really good! I have high hopes for this one!

MUN Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner ($7 USD – full size $65 USD)

Hydrate, soften and balance skin’s pH with this Japanese inspired toner. Anarose Hydrating Rose Toner offers an essential step to balance the skin’s pH after cleansing. Bulgarian Rosewater instantly soothes even the most sensitive skin while Hyaluronic acid firms and provides long-lasting hydration. Willow Bark Extract contains natural salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells for a healthy glow and prepares the skin to receive nutrients. Goji Berry Extract helps reduce free radical damage and provides anti-aging benefits. A combination of Rose, Jasmine and Daisy Extracts recreates the velvety sensation of petals on your skin.

I love rose based skincare products and this one sounds lovely.

Petit Vour June 2018

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrene ($5 USD – full size $35 USD)

CYRENA. Mischievous Mermaid, Sovereign Queen, or Princess? Embrace your inner riches & shine with this roll-on fragrance. Gardenia & Magnolia Grandiflorum open to Tonka Glazed Green Cacao, finishing with Labdanum Amber.

This sounds like my kind of scent – I love florals and amber together.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Mask ($20 USD – full size $65 USD)

Dr. Goldfaden’s purifying mask works to draw out dirt and pore clogging debris to reveal skin that looks clear and appears flawless. Developed to use as an overall facial mask, this powerhouse formula works to unveil a clearer-looking, radiant, even-toned complexion.

Sounds great, can’t wait to test it out after my usual patch test!

Clove + Hallow Lip Glaze in Candied Harts ($15 USD)

Formulated with natural olive oil, jojoba oil, and shea butter, the Lip Glaze offers inspired color and a dazzling finish without stickiness.

Really hoping that this is not going to be sticky, and that the shade suits me. I’ll be testing this out right away!

Petit Vour June 2018

Total value of this month’s box = $50 USD ($66.45 CAD). Overall my first impression is that this month’s box is a really good one. Reviews to follow as soon as I test everything out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

My next blog post will be on Thursday instead of my usual Wednesday post.

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.