Empties – January 2018

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I’m still working my way through my stash, and managed to finish up a few more things in January. There are a few more that are *so close* to being finished, so they’ll be in next month’s empties post.

January 2018 Empties

Hair and body care products:

January 2018 Empties

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner – If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve tried out several of the shampoo and conditioner sets from Maui Moisture over the past year or so. I think that this one is my favourite thus far. I’m currently trying out a set from another cruelty free brand, so I won’t be repurchasing right away. Review is here.

Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter in The Briar Path – This is one of their seasonal scents, so it isn’t always available, and not easily replaceable right now. I’ve spoken about my love for their Pumpkin Butters many times. I think that this might be one of the last full size jars in my stash.

Skincare and aromatherapy:

January 2018 Empties

Matter Lip Balm – This was given to me for my birthday, and it went everywhere with me in my bag as it was attached to my key ring. I’m a lip balm addict, so you know that I loved this peppermint and orange oil based balm! I have a few more lip balms in my stash to use up, but this one is on my re-stock list. Review is here.

Rebels Refinery Capital Vices Lip Balm in Passionfruit – I had two of these lip balms, and I’ll likely get another one the next time I’m in Toronto. At first I thought that this was going to be a cool looking, but terrible lip balm, but it was not the case! Review is here.

Odacitè Synergie [4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque – This came in a recent Petit Vour box. I really liked how it made my skin feel super cleansed, but not stripped. It is quite pricy, so I won’t be purchasing the full size at this point in time. Review is here.

Saje Natural Wellness Immune Diffuser Blend – I use this whenever one of us in the house is feeling under the weather. I have a stash of essential oils (singles and blends) for my diffuser, so I don’t need to replace this right away. Review is here.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil – Another Petit Vour sample. This was a lovely bath oil, so perfect for relaxing after yoga! It is fairly pricy, so I won’t be purchasing a full size right now. Review is here.

Makeup:

January 2018 Empties

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Bb Cream – I got this at Generation Beauty in 2016, so it is time to get rid of this. I have not used this for ages, but remember liking it when I was using it. I have other products in my stash to use up, so I won’t be replacing it. Review is here.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra Natural Mascara – This was another Petit Vour item. Sadly this mascara did not work for me, so I’ll not be purchasing the full size version. Review is here.

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Birthday Girl – This was a limited edition gift with purchase to celebrate ColourPop’s birthday back in 2015. When I tried to use it over the holidays, I found that it was dried out, so into the bin it goes. Review is here.

Did you finish up very many products this past month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosures.

Matter Company Day Pack Review

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Today I have a review of one of the goodies that I was gifted for my birthday last month – the Day Pack gift set from Matter Company. (Thanks again R!)

Matter Company

Matter Company

But first, a little bit about the company since they are Canadian (yay!), based in Toronto (info in italics is taken from their website):

At Matter Company, we embrace a holistic approach to personal care which recognizes the relationship between our natural environment and our physical and emotional well being. […]

A self-professed plant lover, Toronto-based Denise Williams founded Matter Company, a luxe range of all-natural skincare products, in 1996. 

Their products are herbal, organic, cruelty-free, paraben free, gmo free, AND made in Canada.

Matter Company

 

The Day Pack gift set is a small little kit that contains three products: the All-Heal Salve, the Heat Rub and a Lip Balm – the perfect size for travelling.

 

Matter Company

All-Heal Salve:

Hardcore ointment. Natural protection from the wear & tear of the elements. Soothes, smooths, & revitalizes irritated skin. For cuts & scrapes, cracked heels, even doggie paws.

Everyone needs to own one of these salves. Seriously. The Mr. had a skin irritation on his arm – possibly contact dermatitis or something similar – and since he started using this salve, it has started to heal.

Matter Company

Ingredients: olea europaea (olive oil), symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf, articum lapa (burdock) root, stellaria media (chickweed) oil, plantago major (plantain) leaf, matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flower, cera alba (beeswax), tocopherol (vitamin) e, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) and lavandula officinalis (lavender) essential oils

Heat Rub:

Soothes & revitalizes tired muscles. Relaxing massage ointment. After-sports rub. Pressure points. Chest rub.

Matter Company

This stuff is so good on sore muscles. And it doesn’t have that terrible stench that a lot of heat rubs have. And it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.

Ingredients: mustard oil, cayenne pepper, ginger root, mustard seeds, beeswax, eucalyptus, cayenne, camphor, peppermint, rosemary and thymol essential oils

Lip Balm: 

Natural protection from the elements. Soothes & softens dry chapped lips.

Matter Company

As a lip balm addict, you know that I love this. I especially love that this can be attached to my key ring, so I always have a lip balm with me.

Ingredients: soya bean oil, shea butter, comfrey leaf, echinacea root, beeswax, vitamin e, peppermint, and orange essential oils

Matter Company

 

Have you tried anything from Matter Company? I was so excited when I found out that they were Canadian!

Disclosure: This was a birthday gift from a friend.