Mai Couture Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Paper Review

Mai Couture Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Sheets

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Today I have a review of the Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Paper from Mai Couture that came in my October Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken form Petit Vour website]

Mai Couture Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Sheets

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. Contains 60 tear-away sheets. 

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Bleached Kraft Softwood Pulp, Hemp Pulp, Calcium Carbonate, Bamboo Charcoal

Mai Couture Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Sheets

These are probably geared more towards oily skin types, but my nose tends to get a little shiny sometimes, so I’ve been stashing this pack of blotting paper in my bag for days when I have meetings all day for a quick touch-up.

Mai Couture Bamboo Charcoal Blotting Sheets

I don’t know how much detoxing these sheets will actually do, but they do absorb excess oil and shine without disturbing my makeup.

Do you use blotting paper?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

 

 

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.

October Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions

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When I signed up for a Petit Vour subscription, I had thought that I would not be getting my first box until November, so getting the October box was a nice surprise! (info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website)

Petit Vour October 2017

Elevate or recreate your beauty routine with a subscription to Petit Vour’s luxury-curated, cruelty-free beauty box. Each month you’ll receive 4 products ($45-$60 value) of non-toxic and plant-based beauty, curated to your beauty profile.

There were five products in this month’s box, and according to the info sheet, this month’s box is worth $47 USD. Let’s take a look at what is inside:

Petit Vour October 2017

It comes with an informational card that lists the cost of both the sample and full sized versions of the products, as well as a product description and instructions for use.

Petit Vour October 2017

Kani Botanicals Moon Milk – I was nervous when I read the description since I really do not like most jasmine based scents, but the combination with the  tuberose somehow works for me. It is quite glittery looking, but I’ll at least try it out. If it ends up being too glittery on my skin, I’ll use it as a scented hair oil.

Petit Vour October 2017

Shamanuti Pumpkin Enzyme Masque – I was super happy to see a facial mask in this box as I’m down to the last bit of my Incredible Pumpkin Peel Mask from MyChelle Dermaceuticals. It smells great, so I can wait to test it out!

Petit Vour October 2017

Petit Vour October 2017

Poetic Blend Ghost Oil – I love facial oils, and with the recent change to colder weather, I will be putting this and several other facial oils to the test! It has no real scent (yay!) and in quickly swatching it on my hand, it absorbed quickly and didn’t leave a greasy residue, so I have high hopes for this one!

Petit Vour October 2017

Mai Couture Highlighter Paper – I don’t really get the purpose of this other than for travelling light. I doubt that this is something that I would ever purchase, but I’ll try it out.

Petit Vour October 2017

Plant Apothecary “Get Happy” Organic Body Wash – This shower gel smells amazing, it will be great to use on sluggish mornings as the geranium and peppermint scent is super upifting! It smells similar to the Wildcraft Buff Face and Body Scrub that I love.

Petit Vour October 2017

Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to try test things out!

Petit Vour October 2017

What do you think? I like knowing that all of the products are cruelty free. And as an added plus, they are also vegan!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I pay for this subscription. All opinions are very much my own.