Empties December 2019

Hello, hello and Happy New Year!

Here’s my final round of empties for 2019 – I didn’t quite finish up as much as I had hoped by the end of the year, but progress is progress when it comes to using up products from my stash rather than wasting them.

Empties December 2019

As you all probably know, I’m on a low-buy, so if I say I’ll purchase or re-purchase, it means that this product is something that I plan to eventually get once I use up all of that product type in my stash. Let’s take a closer look:

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This was my second bottle of this foundation. I really like the lightness of serum foundations. I would purchase this one again. Currently using the Juice Beauty serum foundation which I like a lot! Original reviews are here and here.

Native Deodorant in Hibiscus and Mint – I’ve been using various scents of this deodorant for well over a year now. And have two in my stash right now (one regular and one sensitive formulation). I’ll likely re-purchase since it works for me, unless I end up trying something that I like even more. Original review here.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Brightening Gel Cleanser – I love this cleanser, and would buy again for sure. I initially had a sample size from Petit Vour and loved it so much that I bought that full size. Currently have loads of cleansers in my stash, so probably won’t buy for perhaps six months! Review is here.

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer – This came in a recent Petit Vour box. Loved it. I would purchase a full size if I wasn’t already trying to finish up several moisturizers and face creams. Review is here.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion – This is my second sample sized bottle. The first was from Petit Vour and this one was a PR sample. It works well for my hair for both wavy and smooth styling. Helps tame frizz without weighing my hair down. I would buy a full size if I ever manage to use up my stash of styling lotions and creams. Review is here.

I’m in the process of doing a massive makeup declutter – so expect a post on that soon!

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Disclosure: This post contains mostly products that have been purchased by me, and one PR sample identified above.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive

Reveal a brighter complexion with this potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid mask that delivers spa-grade exfoliation, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dark spots and discoloration, for optimum age-defying results.

designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20’s and up and is effective for helping uneven skin tone and texture. NOTE: The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE® Brightening Collection is not designed for very sensitive or rosacea skin due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids.

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive

This acid peel / mask is not recommended for sensitive skin, but I did a patch test (two actually), one on my wrist, and when that showed no signs of reaction, I did a second test on my neck before trying it out on my face. I can safely say that my sensitive skin CAN tolerate this peel / exfoliating mask! There is some very minor tingle, but within what I would consider to be a safe amount, and my skin is a little pink, but it fades back to normal quite quickly after using.

All in all, I like this one. It helps to brighten and even out skintone, and can help with fine lines.

However, I will caution you if you sensitive skin, or have never used alpha or beta hydroxy acid, to please do a patch test before trying on your face. My skin has reacted badly to some acid type peels in the past – so please be careful!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive

Have you tried this exfoliating peel mask? Have you ever reacted to a peel type mask?

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

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions – November 2019

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Petit Vour November 2019

My November Petit Vour box finally arrived on November 27th. 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. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour November 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 @1.3526 my box cost me $31.11 CAD this month.

Let’s take a closer look :

Joséphine Cosmetics Eye / Define Natural Waterproof Graphic Eyeliner (0.10 oz / 2 g – $26 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Defining. Enhancing. Tenacious. A high definition, natural and vegan, waterproof liquid eyeliner that defines & creates bold, beautiful eyes.

Highly-pigmented and completely waterproof, Eye/Define is a smooth & smudge proof formula – even in the most humid of conditions. This precious ink contains Shea Butter, Vegetable oils, Vitamin E & C to keep the skin conditioned without causing eye irritations. A precise felt tip applicator allows easy & effortless movement for a smooth application to achieve the ultimate cat eye.

I have several liquid liners in my stash, so it will take me awhile to get to testing this one out. I like that it is waterproof and a clean formula.

Leahlani Bless Beauty Balm (sample size 7ml – $13 USD, full size 30 ml $54 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Bless Beauty Balm is a delicate and silken moisture melt for your skin. Rich, organic butters coalesce with the most lush organic and cold pressed beauty oils to nurture and help reduce inflammation. From her pink, velvety texture to her sweet and grounding essence of orange blossoms and blue tansy oils – every element of Bless will envelop your skin and senses with love, vibrancy and aloha. 

Bless beauty balm melts tenderly between your fingertips, leaving your skin feeling smooth as silk and perfectly moisturized. This concentrated beauty balm is free of water, wax and emulsifiers, ensuring that every last dollop is full to the brim with 100% potent skin softening and skin nourishing ingredients. This precious, pink beauty has been infused with an abundant amount of aloha. Tenderly nourish your sweet complexion and Bless your skin. Best suited for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive and mature skin. 

With the colder weather, this sounds like it will be perfect for my normal to dry, sensitive skin. Can’t wait to try this one out!

Juice Beauty Green Apple Peel Sensitive Exfoliating Mask (sample size 0.5 oz $11 USD, full size 2 oz $48 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

Reveal a brighter complexion with this potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid mask that delivers spa-grade exfoliation, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as dark spots and discoloration, for optimum age-defying results.

designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20’s and up and is effective for helping uneven skin tone and texture.

NOTE: The Juice Beauty GREEN APPLE® Brightening Collection is not designed for very sensitive or rosacea skin due to the alpha/beta hydroxy fruit acids.

I will have to do a patch test due to having sensitive skin. Peels make me nervous as I have reacted to them in the past.

Lavido Madarin Aromatic Body Lotion (sample size 1 oz / 30 ml $5 USD, full size 4.05 oz / 120 ml $19 USD)

Petit Vour November 2019

This rich but lightweight body lotion leaves your skin buttery soft and restored with organic essential oils. Best for all skin types.

I love body lotions, hopefully I’ll like the scent. I’ll be testing this one out starting asap!

Petit Vour November 2019

This month’s box is worth  $55 USD – which works out to be $74.39 CAD based on the exchange rate that I paid this month.

So what did you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation Review (Rosy Beige)

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Today I’m reviewing the Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation that I purchased recently after doing a de-clutter of a lot of old foundations from my stash. I mainly only wear foundation in the colder months, and a tinted BB cream with SPF in the warmer months. Since I’d tried and loved Juice Beauty’s Stem Cellular CC Cream, I decided to try their serum foundation. [info in italics taken from the Juice Beauty website]

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation

Skin perfecting foundation and age-defying serum in one with concentrated plant-derived Phyto-Pigments. This buildable to full-coverage formula blends seamlessly for a flawless finish while delivering a noticeably smoother, more youthful looking appearance. Formulated without silicones, its hydrating coconut alkanes and antioxidant-rich technology provides comfort, as well as leaving skin looking radiant.

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation in Rosy Beige

I ordered this foundation online, and took a chance on the shade Rosy Beige for light skin with pink undertones. When I first opened the package I thought that it was going to be way too dark for me, but thankfully the shade match is perfect once blended in!

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation in Rosy Beige

Because this is a watery serum formula, I find that I get the smoothest and most even application by using my fingers, and then buffing / blending with either a sponge or foundation brush.

 

The coverage is buildable, but I prefer to keep it on the light to medium side. The finish is very smooth and radiant – great for when you want glowing skin!

Juice Beauty Serum Foundation in Rosy Beige

Have you tried this foundation? Do you like serum foundations?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Blemish Clearing Serum from Juice Beauty that came in my August Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

Reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with willow bark, salicylic acid and organic fruit acids; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion. Clears while hydrates.

  • Reduces breakouts & clears clogged pores with beta hydroxy salicylic acid and naturally derived willow bark.
  • Evens skin tone and texture with organic lemon & apple fruit acids.
  • Helps renew the skin with Vitamin C.
  • Fights free radicals with antioxidant Vitamins B5 & E.
  • Creates a smoother looking appearance with CoQ10.
  • Hydrates & soothes with organic aloe and green & white tea.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

The Blemish Clearing Serum can be used all over, or as a spot treatment. Since my skin only gets the occasional breakout (usually stress or hormone related), I only used it for spot treatments. It reduces the inflammation of a blemish, and helps it to heal quicker. And it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic juices of vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, vegetable glycerin, sclerotium gum, algin, salix alba (willow bark extract), allantoin, decyl glucoside, panthenol (Vitamin B5), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), tocopherol (Vitamin E), salvia officinalis (sage leaf oil), ubiquinone (CoQ10), saccharum officinarum (sugar cane juice), organic botanical extracts of camellia sinensis (organic white tea leaf extract)*, camellia oleifera (organic green tea extract)*, lavandula angustifolia (organic lavender extract)*, chamomilla recutita (organic chamomile extract)*, melissa officinalis (lemon balm leaf extract), algae extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, citric acid, lavandula angustifolia (lavender)* and Boswellia serrata (frankincense)* pure essential oils *certified organic

Have you tried this serum? What do you use for breakouts?

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

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions August 2019

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Petit Vour August 2019

My August Petit Vour box finally arrived on  August 28th. 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. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour August 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 @1.3595  my box cost me $31.27 CAD this month.

Petit Vour August 2019

Let’s take a closer look at what was in this month’s Petit Vour box:

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara (.25 oz, $18 USD)

Thicken and lengthen each lash with this nontoxic, vegan, 100% natural and organic mascara. Infused with conditioning organics and Vitamin E, this unique formula is smudge proof and water resistant. Free from artificial colors, preservatives and fragrances making it ideal for sensitive eyes.

Petit Vour August 2019

Hopefully this mascara will actually work for my sensitive eyes that easily water. I will have to test it out over the next couple of days!

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream (sample size 1 oz – $12 USD, travel size 2 oz – $24 USD, full size 4 oz – $42 USD)

Cleansing Hawaiian salt and antioxidant rich hibiscus combine to create a gentle daily cleanser that will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated. Seaweed extract works to strengthen and renew the skin, while accelerating the natural skin repair process. The Pa’akai Cleansing Cream is great for all skin types.

Petit Vour August 2019

This cleanser sounds perfect for me, I can’t wait to test this one out!

Derma E Essential Radiance Toner (sample size 1oz – $2.50 USD, full size 6 oz – $15 USD)

This alcohol-free, exfoliating, beauty toner helps to tone, tighten and brighten for a soft, smooth and luminous appearance. Enriched with: Glycolic Acid: helps to reveal brighter, fresher skin. Rooibos: helps to detox encouraging healthy skin. Rosehip Extract: helps to brighten and rejuvenate skin.

Petit Vour August 2019

Oooh, I love toners, and haven’t tried this one yet, but it sounds like it will be fab!

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum (sample size 1oz – $15 USD, full size 60 ml $30 USD)

Reduce breakouts, unclog pores, and even skin tone with this powerful serum packed with willow bark, salicylic acid and organic fruit acids; while CoQ10, Vitamin C and organic aloe renew the skin for a healthy, clear complexion. Clears while hydrates.

Petit Vour August 2019

I will probably only use this as a spot treatment for occasional breakouts, as my skin is not prone to major breakouts.

Petite Histoire Envie Desoir Perfume Oil (sample vial .03 oz / 1 ml – $5 USD, full size .37 oz / 11 ml – $65 USD)

Violet glistens while gentle rose dances in soft rain. Powdery orris is the quiet, cool whisper of Paris.

Top: Bergamot, Angelica Seed
Middle: Rose, Orris, Violet
Base: Sandalwood, Ambrette

Petit Vour August 2019

This perfume oil sounds like something I will love – I hope that it works with my body chemistry!

Petit Vour August 2019

This month’s box is worth $52.50 USD which works out to $71.37 CAD! I really think this month’s box looks awesome and I can’t wait to test everything out and let you know what I think of it all. Reviews to follow as soon as I try everything out.

What do you think of this month’s Petit Vour box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

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.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Antioxidant Serum from Juice Beauty that came in my April Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum

Clinically proven to help reduce free radicals up to 87%, this lightweight serum feeds your skin with vitamins and antioxidants from certified organic botanical juices, moisturizes with fatty acid-packed plant oils and smoothes the appearance of fine lines with peptides, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10. The perfect daily vitamin to use after cleansing and before your moisturizer. A Daily Essential for all skin types.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum

This is a very lightweight and hydrating serum that soaks into my skin quickly. You don’t need a lot to cover your entire face and neck. It works well with other products – moisturizer / face cream, sunscreen and foundations. I’ve been using it both morning and night for a few weeks now, and I have to say that I really love it, and will be adding it to my wishlist.

It has tons of skin friendly hydrating and skin firming ingredients. Very gentle on my sensitive skin.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic juicesof vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, citrus aurantium dulcis (organic orange juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*,vegetable glycerin, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, lysolecithin, sclerotium gum, xanthan gum, organic essential fatty acids of oenothera biennis (organic evening primrose oil)*, linum usitatissimum (organic linseed oil)*, borago officinalis (organic borage seed oil)*, amyris balsamifera (organic rosewood oil)*, vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), pullulan, organic algae extract, tocopherol (Vitamin E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), ubiquinone (CoQ10), thioctic acid (alpha lipoic acid), dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), sodium hyaluronate (vegetable hyaluronic acid), sodium hydroxide, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, litsea cubeba (organic may chang) pure essential oil*certified organic

Have you tried this serum?

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

 

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions April 2019

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Petit Vour April 2019

My April Petit Vour box arrived yesterday, and I’ve managed to unbox and photograph it this morning. 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 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 @ 1.3708 my box cost me $31.53 CAD this month.

Petit Vour April 2019

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

Petit Vour April 2019

Caley Cosmetics Beach Babe Natural Brows $14 USD (full size)

Perfect brows are an easy breeze with this ultra-fine natural brow pencil. Create any shape you wish with this easy to use defining pencil that mimics the look of natural hair. Transform fussy or shapeless brows with tamed precision by filling in sparse hairs and outlining the size and shape with perfect symmetry.

Petit Vour April 2019

I tend use brow pencils more often than gels or powders, so hopefully the brunette shade that I received is a good colour match.

EiR NYC Active Face Wash $20 USD (full size)

Made with an ancient recipe of African black soap, this face wash is an epidermal skin revival system that exfoliates, minimizes scarring, and brings breakouts to a screeching halt. Also, a great solution to stubborn zinc sun protection on the face.

Petit Vour April 2019

This sounds like a great facial cleanser, I look forward to testing it out. The cleanser does not look appealing in the container, as it is muddy brown in colour.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment Mask $10 USD (sample size 0.5 oz, full size is $40 USD for 2.4 oz)

The mask base is Rhassoul clay, mined from lava clay beds in Morocco. […]  Rhassoul has been shown to improve the appearance of skin flakiness and texture, improve hydration, improve the appearance of coloration, and improve the appearance of skin irritations. […] Willowbark and raw organic Celery Juice aid with gentle, non mechanical exfoliation to keep pores deeply cleansed and unclogged. […] Herb extracts of organic Chickweed and Fennel further draw out impurities and deep clean pores. Organic Roses, Olive Leaf, and Echinacea improve the appearance of skin’s tone and firmness. This mask is highly recommended for troubled and acne prone skin types. Refine keeps pores softened and open by removing dead skin cells and balancing hydration. You can dot it on a blemish and leave it on overnight to reduce the visible appearance of redness and swelling in breakouts.

Unrefined Oils of organic Cranberry seed and organic Red Raspberry straight from pressing offer nourishment and natural source Vitamin E. […] With Refine even dry skin types can enjoy Blissoma’s clay creation because of how they have balanced the clay with oils and liquid herb extracts. The essential oil penetrates skin with an intoxicating aroma that you’ll look forward to every time you use this product.

Petit Vour April 2019

I had to cut out some of the description otherwise this blog post would go on for days. This clay mask sounds awesome, and I can’t wait to test it out!

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum $6 USD (sample size 7.8 ml / 0.26 oz, full size is $48 USD for 2 oz)

Clinically proven to help reduce free radicals up to 87%, this lightweight serum feeds your skin with vitamins and antioxidants from certified organic botanical juices, moisturizes with fatty acid-packed plant oils and smoothes the appearance of fine lines with peptides, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10. The perfect daily vitamin to use after cleansing and before your moisturizer. A Daily Essential for all skin types.

Petit Vour April 2019

I’m super excited to try this serum, especially since I just recently purchased the Brightening Gel Cleanser from Juice Beauty. This one sounds perfect for my skin type!

Petit Vour April 2019

This month’s box was valued at $50 USD – which works out to $68.54 CAD. All in all, I’m absolutely thrilled with this month’s box. Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test everything out!

What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this subscription box.