Bloomiss Tension Balm and Tinted Lip Balm Reviews

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen in my stories that I recently received a PR package from Bloomiss – they’re a Canadian brand that specializes in beauty, skincare and aromatherapy. I received the Tension Balm, a Natural Tinted Lip Balm, and the Blooming Lashes Mascara. Today I’m reviewing the Tension Balm and the Tinted Lip Balm – my review of the Mascara will be later this week. [info in italics taken from the Bloomiss website]

Founded in 2016 as a natural organic beauty, skincare and aromatherapy company, Bloomiss products were created to help every woman live their life in full bloom. The name Bloomiss was a word created to encompass a (Blooming) beautiful woman (Miss) when she is striving to be her very best – BLOOMISS.

The Bloomiss product line is a mix of three elements; beauty, skincare, and aromatherapy created to feed your skin and body, healthy natural nourishing ingredients that have results you can see as well as luxury indulgent products to treat yourself and the ones you love. 

Tension Balm:

Relieves the tension and pressure in your neck, head, and achy muscles in our jumbo tube.  Do you have a sore stiff neck…head…shoulders full of tension from daily life? Tired of taking ibuprofen and muscle relaxers in large doses to relax your tension and muscle stiffness.  We have developed our tension balm stick for you to take on the go and to help you with your tension in a natural way. Our tension balm is 100% natural to relieve the tension and pressure on your neck, shoulders, head or any achy body parts. 

Anything that helps relieve soreness / stiffness without popping pain killers is welcomed. I really love the giant tube for easy application.

The standout ingredients are camphor, menthol and arnica – arnica works amazingly well for joint stiffness and pain. You can also use this Tension Balm for headaches. This stuff works really well to provide relief!

Natural Tinted Lip Balm:

100% Natural Beauty Products, All natural minerals are used to make this lip butter smooth, silky and extremely moisturizing. A best selling natural tinted lip balm that will moisturize, nourish and protect your lips while giving you beautiful lip colour! A light mint scent  A  tint of poppies and peaches gives your lips a glistening colour and look. Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free, Chemical Free, Dye Free 

Ingredients:  Organic Castor Oil, Organic Beeswax,  Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla Flavor, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Oil, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Titanium Dioxide,  Iron Oxide, Mica

This is a really great lip balm – the tint is really nice too. It doesn’t feel waxy or sticky. Very hydrating – I’m a lip balm addict, so hydration is a must!

I have an affiliate code, so if you are interested in buying either of these (or anything else, for that matter) I will earn a commission, but please don’t feel any pressure. I’m not a fan of pushy sales people!

https://www.bloomiss.com?sca_ref=556809.TGPlGud3Eq

Have you tried either of these? Do you like pain relief balms / creams? Are you also a lip balm addict?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were gifted, and yes, there is an affiliate code – but my opinion is always my own.

Catrice Lip Super Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip Super Serum from Catrice that I recently purchased as a part of a small haul from Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix [info in italics taken from the Shoppers website].

Lip Boost! Catrice Volumizing Lip Balm with slightly cooling texture softly tingles and plumps upon application. • Plumps and adds lip volume • Not tested on animals *Can be worn alone or under lipstick Catrice Beauty Tip: Perfect product to layer under lipstick or lip gloss for a fuller lip look

I really don’t feel the cooling or tingle effect when I apply this lip serum, nor do I feel that it plumps my lips. However, I do feel that it hydrates nicely and is non-sticky. So as a smoothing and hydrating gloss it is a lovely lip oil type product, but as a plumper, I feel that it is a bit of a dud. I’ll definitely finish it up as I’m constantly applying balms / glosses / serums / oils in the winter as my lips get SO DRY!

Have you tried this one? Did it work for you? Do you have a fave cruelty free lip plumper?

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Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is based on my user experience.

KVoss Lip Treatment Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip Treatment from KVoss that came in my February Petit Vour box. I’ve gotten a few things from KVoss through my subscription and loved everything I’ve tried thus far! [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

The Lip Treatment in available in two shades: Fig Macaroon and Papaya – I received Papaya. It smells very fruity – like real fruit and not synthetic. It is super moisturizing and fairly long wearing. The slight tint is very pretty as well, and it has a nice sheen on the lips.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Glycine Soja Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Sorbic Acid.  [+/- My Contain (Peut Contenir) Red 7 Lake (Ci15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci77499)]

Have you tried this? Or anything from KVoss?

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

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions February 2020

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My February Petit Vour box finally arrived on February 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 February 2020

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 @1.3586 my box cost me $31.25 CAD this month.

Petit Vour February 2020

Let’s take a closer look:

Goldfaden MD Vital Boost Hydrating Moisturizer – sample size 0.5oz / 15ml , $20 USD, full size 1.7oz / 50ml, $68 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

More than just a daily moisturizer, Dr. Goldfaden’s Vital Boost delivers hydration, antioxidant nourishment and a brightening glow to all skin types. Skin-boosting and rejuvenating Vitamin D supports skin health, providing powerful hydrating properties. This moisturizer may improve suppleness and the appearance of skin color and tone while promoting a more youthful-looking complexion. Brightening skin agent, Gooseberry Extract, leaves skin looking dewy, radiant and flawless. 

 

My moisturizer stash is getting low, so this came at the perfect time! I’ve really liked everything I’ve tried from Goldfaden MD, so I’m sure that this will be awesome!

KVoss Lip Treatment – full size 7ml / 0.24oz $17 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.
  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

I’ve had a few things from KVoss via Petit Vour, and I liked them all, and hello – lip balm addict here, so I’m super happy to try this one out!

Speak 09 Deodorant Cream – 1oz / 30g $12 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

A gentle, yet effective natural deodorant with a creamy texture that glides on to give you satin-soft protection. An aluminium and baking soda-free formulation that’s great for sensitive skin.

Features arrowroot powder, kaolin clay and magnesium as odor neutralizers and excess sweat moppers. A combination of butters and oils keeps the delicate underarm area soft and healthy.

Lightly scented with lavender essential oil to keep you smelling fresh.

Hopefully this will work well for me. Natural deodorants with baking soda tend to work better for me, but sometimes irritate my skin, so having a baking soda free one will give my skin a break. I’ll let you know if this one works for me.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner Minis – sample size 22ml each $10 USD, travel size 60ml / 2oz shampoo $9 USD, conditioner $9.50 USD, full size 9.3oz / 275ml shampoo $34 USD, conditioner $36 USD

Petit Vour February 2020

Shampoo: Formulated with rare, sustainably sourced ingredients, this rich, restorative shampoo leaves hair soft, silky, and luminous, and scalp soothed. Made with omega-9 rich Rahua oil and naturally scented with the fresh, woodsy aroma of Palo Santo oil, this cult-favorite formula is concentrated and will keep scalp in balance—not too oily, and not too dry. 

  • Rich in active antioxidants known to protect
    and promote hair growth            
  • Proprietary blend of natural oils moisturizes,
    strengthens and adds shine
             
  • Heals and maintains the scalp

Conditioner: An enriching and luxurious complement to the Rahua® Classic Shampoo, this award-winning Conditioner delivers lustrous, rich and ultra-hydrated hair. Omega-9-rich Rahua oil acts as a detangler and exotic extracts maintain strong hair and a healthy scalp. Can also be used as a lightweight styling cream to smooth, tame frizz and flyaways, and add hold.

These sound awesome, I can’t wait to try them out!

Petit Vour February 2020

This month’s box is worth a total of $59 USD which works out to $80.16 CAD. What do you think of this month’s box?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

MOA The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm Review

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Today I’m reviewing The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm by MOA that came in my January Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

MOA 1

Summon the spirit of The Green Fairy with this dual-purpose salvation balm. A non-greasy formula to soften dry cuticles, hands and lips. Caster oil, shea and cocoa butter provide a silky-smooth moisturizing base to soothe and condition. Candelilla wax provides a nourishing, protective coating, whilst stevia leaves a subtle, sweet taste on the lips. With yarrow extract and a magical blend of essential oils including, brightening grapefruit and lemon peel and aromatic peppermint, fennel and aniseed. 

MOA Absinthe The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm

How cute is the tin packaging of this balm?

I’m a lip balm addict so I was excited to try this one out. It is super hydrating and not waxy, and smells amazing – I love the absinthe / aniseseed notes! This also works really well as a cuticle balm – something that I majorly need in the wintertime.

MOA Absinthe The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Alcohol, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Citrus Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Seed Oil, Absinthe Extract, *Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, **Citral, **Limonene. *Certified Organic **Occurs Naturally In Essential Oils

MOA Absinthe The Green Fairy Hand & Lip Balm

Have you tried this hand and lip balm?

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

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit that came in my December Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

Clean, crisp and citrusy fresh, this creamy lip balm gets its alluring aroma from the essential oils of bergamot and grapefruit. Bergamot oil is known to have both calming and uplifting effects, while the grapefruit acts as a purifying agent.

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

I am always super happy to see a lip balm in my monthly subscription box. The packaging is so luxe – it comes in a beautiful box.

The lip balm itself is really great and both smells and tastes divine! It is super hydrating and smooth on the lips. It will be well used this winter!

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Coconut Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Candelilla Wax, Kukui Nut Oil, Sugarcane Extract, Bergamot Fruit Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Peppermint Leaf Oil, Rosemary Extract, Wheat Germ Oil, Vanilla Fruit Extract.

Bali Balm Bergamot & Grapefruit

Have you tried this lip balm?

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

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15 that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Quench your lips with hydrating protection that will leave lips feeling moisturized, protected and refreshingly scented. Mouthwatering moisture in a lip-saving, lemon flavor balm. Broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. A variety of waxes and oils combine to provide an antioxidant-rich protective shield.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

The LipDrink Lip Balm is available in five shades:

  • Flirt – sheer peachy pink
  • Crush – sheer berry
  • Tease – shimmery plum brown
  • Buff – sheer nude
  • Sheer – sheer

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

I received the shade Flirt. It is a subtle soft pink.

As a lip balm addict, I’m always happy to try out a lip balm.

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

And I love that this one has SPF in it. This is a really lovely lip balm, hydrating without feeling waxy, and the sweet lemon scent is so nice and not over scented.

This is my first Jane Iredale product, I’m curious to try more! Have you tried anything from Jane Iredale?

Jane Iredale LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Titanium Dioxide 1.75%, Vegetable Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Copernicia Cerifera Cera, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Lotus Corniculatus (Lotus Flower) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Coconut Alkanes, Stearic Acid, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Alumina, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka 202), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360)

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

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Reviews Part 4 – The Lip Balms

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

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Lowen's Natural Skincare

Today I’m continuing with my reviews of some of the products that came in my awesome PR package from Canadian company Lowen’s Natural Skincare (Parts 1, 2, and 3 are here). Today’s reviews are of the Lip Balms [info in italics taken from the Lowen’s Natural Skincare website]

 

 

The story behind all of Lowen’s Lip Balms can be found in a failed experiment.  In the early days when I was trying to create a natural, incredible effective and locally sourced diaper balm for our daughter Lowen, I accidentally came up with the lip balm formula. You see, after a boat load of experimentation and failed formulations, I finally thought I had created an amazing diaper balm! Not so…when my wife applied it to her hand and placed it under the tap, it didn’t do a great job repelling the water.  It actually “took on” water, which isn’t desirable when you are trying to protect baby’s bottom from dirty diaper nastiness.

Anyhow, I felt pretty defeated and my better half recognized this.  Later that same night after finishing up a late feeding with Lowen, my wife’s lips were really bothering her. Being half-asleep and not wanting to search in the dark for “lip chap,”  she decided to repurpose my failed formula, that happened to be sitting by the change table, as a lip balm. In the morning, I learned that, by accident, I had created “the most amazing lip balms she’s tried!” 

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

Lowen’s currently has 17 lip balm flavours on the website, and I received 6 of them: Be Local (made with local honey), Classic Lime Margarita (lime and tequila), Creamsicle (orange and vanilla), Funky Cold Camelina (their first unflavoured lip balm made with local camelina oil), Lime in da Coconut (lime and coconut oil) and It’s Mint Tea, Honey (mint & honey).

So far I’ve tried out Funky Cold Camelina, Creamsicle and It’s Mint Tea, Honey – all are incredibly creamy and hydrating and not at all waxy.

Funky Cold Camelina:

Lowen's Natural Skincare - Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm

Funky Cold Camelina Lip Balm (formerly known as Cool Camelina) was our first unflavored lip balm made with the goodness of Three Farmer’s Camelina Oil.  For those of you that are not in the know, Camelina is an “ancient”grain (AKA – Gold of Pleasure) that used to be used as an oilseed in Europe in the oldtimey days. […] What is great about camelina oil is that it is very stable to high (and low, as in freezing) temperatures and is abundant in unsaturated fatty acids (see essential fatty acids).  So, it’s great for your lips and the rest of your skin, which is why we use it in so many of our products!

I’ve never heard of camelina before – it is an interesting ingredient. Although this is supposed to be an unflavoured lip balm, it does have a hint of flavour.

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oleosomes, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Certified Organic Fair Trade Shea Butter.

Similar to the other Lowen’s products that I’ve already reviewed, the ingredient list is short and easy to understand – no weird or hard to identify ingredients.

Let’s a a closer look at Creamsicle:

Lowen's Natural Skincare - Creamsicle Lip Balm

Inspired one of our favorite summertime treats.  While they now come in a variety of flavours, there really is only one real flavour and that’s the orange creamsicle. To achieve this unique taste, like everything we do…we do is differently.  This time we’ve combined blood orange essential oil with a little vanilla essential oil to impart the “ice cream” effect.

This one smells dreamy. And in my opinion, better than a creamsicle!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Certified Organic Cold pressed Non-GMO Canola Oil, Rosemary Oil, Safflower Oleosomes, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Hyaluronic Acid, Certified Organic, Fair Trade Shea Butter, Citrus sinensis (Blood Orange) Essential Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract.

The ingredient list is a little different than Funky Cold Camelina, but again, no mystery ingredients.

It’s Mint Tea, Honey is not listed on the website as I believe that it is a lip balm flavour that was made for exclusively for the Fairmont Palliser Hotel.

Lowen's Natural Skincare It's Mint Tea, Honey Lip Balm

This one is sweet minty goodness. Oh my!

Ingredients: Beeswax, Canola Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Carthamus Tinctorus (Safflower) Oleosomes, Honey, Butyrospermum Parki (Shea) Butter, Menthol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita Extract, Hyaluronic Acid

I haven’t tried out the rest because I don’t want them all open at the same time, but I am sure that they are all going to be awesome as their ingredient lists are fairly similar. The only one that I might not like is Lime in Da Coconut depending on if it has an obvious coconut scent or not (if you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will be familiar with my aversion to coconut scents).

I’m a happy lip balm addict!

Lowen's Natural Skincare - The Lip Balms

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these came in a PR package, however my love of natural skincare and opinions are entirely my own!

 

Empties – December 2018

Empties December 2018 - Lily De Mai, Harmony + Blossom, Essence, Hurraw

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As per usual, I’ve kept my empties for the month. I did not manage to finish up very many things in December, but since my goal is to use things up, any empties are progress in my quest to not let products go to waste.

Let’s take a look, and I will link to reviews and let you know if I will be repurchasing or not.

Empties December 2018 - Essence, Lily De Mai, Harmony & Blossom, Hurraw

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – I’ve purchased this so many times, this is my HG waterproof mascara. I always go back to this or the Get Big Lashes one after I test out others. Original review is here.

Lily De Mai Bliss Transformative Moisture Mist – I absolutely loved this facial mist and I’m sad that it is empty. I’m putting it on my wishlist as I have a few facial mists in my stash to use up. Original review is here. (PR sample)

Harmony + Blossom Cleansing Clay – This was a super gentle exfoliating clay cleanser. I have a bit of a cleanser stash to work through, so I won’t be purchasing this right now (even though I liked it a lot). Original review is here. (PR sample)

Essence The False Lashes Mascara – This is my fave non-waterproof mascara because it adds volume and holds a curl and I’ve purchased it several times. It even manages to hold up pretty well when my eyes water from laughing! I’ll purchase this again once I finish up another mascara in my stash. Original review is here.

Hurraw Lip Balm (Earl Grey) – I loved this lip balm. It smells like earl grey tea (bergamot). I’m a lip balm addict and just got a ton of new lip balms in my stash, so I won’t replace this just yet. I’m still using the Hurraw Moon Lip Balm at night (when I’m not using my Bite Beauty Lip Mask). Review is here.

Empties December 2018 - Lily De Mai, Harmony + Blossom, Essence, Hurraw

Were you able to finish up much in December?

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Disclosure: All PR samples identified. Please see original blog post for details.