Empties November 2019

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Another month’s worth of empties – I think that I’ve made really great progress on my stash this month! Because I’m on a low-buy (only buying things when necessary, if I say that I would re-purchase it means eventually, not right away).

Let’s take a look:

Skincare

Empties November 2019 - Skincare

Akar Skin Balance Toning Mist – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I loved it a lot and would love to buy a full size eventually. Review is here.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream – Another Petit Vour gem that I loved. Lightweight hydration. Would purchase this one. Review is here.

By Anhesa Cedar Face Cream – I won this in a giveaway. This one is great for when my skin is dry and I need a moisture boost. And it smells wonderful. Would buy. Review is here.

Honua Skincare Pa’akai Cleansing Cream – This was such a dreamy cleansing cream from my Petit Vour subscription. Would LOVE to buy a full size of this but have so many cleansers to use up. Review is here.

Cosmessential Premium Facial Serum The Grande – This was a PR sample. It worked really well for me. It was lightweight, super-hydrating and filled with loads of anti-aging ingredients. Would buy if I didn’t have several more serums to use up. Review is here.

Haircare:

Empties November 2019 - Haircare

Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Shampoo & Conditioner – I’ve purchased several of the Maui Moisture formulations over the past year (or two). This one might be my favourite! It helped keep my colour from fading fast and made my hair feel soft and clean. I’ll probably buy this again (eventually). Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties November 2019 - Makeup

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Organic Mascara – Another Petit Vour box item. This wasn’t the mascara for me as it isn’t waterproof and my eyes water easily. If you don’t have watery eyes, you might like it a lot. Review is here.

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – This is one of my go-to mascaras. It adds volume, holds a curl and its waterproof. Been buying this mascara since 2016! Review is here.

Joik Gloss & Care Lip Oil – My friend brought this back from Estonia a few months ago. I’m sad that it is empty because I love it so much! I bought my first one back in 2017 when I travelled to Estonia. International shipping is quite expensive, so this is going on the wishlist. Review is here.

There were a few more products that I’m so close to finishing up, hopefully they’ll be in next month’s empties. Do you finish up much this month?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This post contains mostly products paid for by me, except for one PR sample, and one personal gift – all are identified above.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Atmosphere Protection Cream from Osea that came in my May Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

For Whom: Normal, Dry, Combo + Sensitive Skin

The natural emollient properties of seaweed give this cream a uniquely light and silky texture. Vitamin E strengthens collagen and increases elasticity.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

This facial cream is so good, really hydrating but at the same time, feels very lightweight. The finish is weirdly matte yet silky – and it works amazingly well as a primer for foundation!

I’ve been using this moisturizer daily since my Petit Vour box arrived, and I really love this one. It absorbs quickly, it is non-greasy and plays nicely with sunscreen and makeup!

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Algae Extract*, Coco Caprylate/Caprate (Vegetable Glycerides), Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil*, Sorbitan Olivate (Emulsifier From Olive Oil), Cetearyl Glucoside (Corn & Coconut Glucolipid), Butyrospermum (Shea Butter)​ Parkii​*​, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed (Jojoba) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calendula Extract, L-Lysine Lauroyl Methionine (Amino Acid From Plants), Xanthan Gum, Laminaria Algae Extract, ​​Ginkgo Bil​oba​ ​Leaf Extract, ​​Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium (Geranium) Graveolens, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate (Natural Smectite Clay), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Potassium Sorbate, Glycine *Certified Organic Ingredient

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions May 2019

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My May Petit Vour box finally arrived, 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 May2019

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 @ 1.3830 my box cost me $31.81 CAD this month.

Petit Vour May2019

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

Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30 (sample size 0.25oz $7 USD, full size 2oz $55 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

Beauty boosting skincare, sunscreen and makeup all in one! This medium coverage formula gives skin a flawless, smooth, more youthful appearance. Formulated without oils or silicones, this vitamin and peptide rich technology, visibly reduces the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage.

This is available in five shades: 01 Ivory, 02 Buff, 03 Sand, 04 Tan, and 05 Bronze. I received Ivory. In the summer, I tend to wear very little makeup, and when I do, it is more likely to be either a tinted sunscreen, or a BB Cream with SPF – so I look forward to trying this one out.

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream (full size 2oz $48 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

A lightweight moisturizer that protects skin from dehydration and damage from environmental aggressors. The super emollient algae base ensures instantaneous absorption while the advanced blend of dermal proteins increases elasticity and leaves a matte, silky finish. An amazing, invisible base for makeup application. For Whom: Normal, Dry, Combo + Sensitive Skin. The natural emollient properties of seaweed give this cream a uniquely light and silky texture. Vitamin E strengthens collagen and increases elasticity.

This moisturizer sounds great – lightweight and hydrating. Can’t wait to start testing it out! This is a full size product. I like that it can also be used as a primer.

BKind Sensitive Skin Face Scrub (sample size  15g $9 USD, full size 48g $25 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

The cranberry seeds and hibiscus face scrub has been created for your skin to be softly exfoliated and hugely moisturized at the same time. 

Perfect for sensitive or dry skin: this face scrub will leave your skin smooth, glowing and moisturized. 

A scrub for sensitive skin, hello! Can’t wait to try this one out! And, they’re Montreal based.

Lavido Thera Intensive Foot Cream (sample size 30ml $7 USD, full size $28 USD)

Petit Vour May2019

This ultra hydrating foot cream is formulated with the aromatic Achillea plant and purifying oils like distilled myrtle and Organic Tea Tree. Serves to moisturize and repair chafed skin as well as purify and prevent foot odor. Leaves skin soft, supple and energized.

Since the weather is hopefully finally warming up, I’ll be living in sandals, so a good foot cream is always a useful product!

Petit Vour May2019

Total value of this month’s box is $71 USD which works out to be $98.19 CAD. I’m super happy with this month’s box!

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for my Petit Vour subscription.

Osea Essential Hydrating Oil Review

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Today I have a reveiw of the Essential Hydrating Oil from Osea that came in my July Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Osea Essential Hydrating Oil

This ultra-hydrating botanical oil restores a healthy luster to the skin. Naturally rich Jojoba and Sesame seed oils deliver advanced hydration, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A precious blend of pure Lavender, Rosewood and Geranium essential oils provide a dewy, illuminated complexion and create a gorgeous aromatic allure. The perfect instant surge of hydration for a beautiful, radiant glow. Skin Type: All Skin Types / Age Defying 

I love facial oils, and have been incorporating them more and more into my skincare routine. I’ve been using this one daily since it arrived even though we are in the midst of another heat wave – because although my skin isn’t as dry as it is in the winter, all the heat and sun does dry out my skin. This oil is light and hydrating, and absorbs fairly quickly into my skin. It plays nicely with my Juice Beauty CC Cream SPF30, and with my usual sunscreens  from LASPA SPF30 and Mychelle Dermaceuticals SPF28 and 30.

Osea Essential Hydrating Oil

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Thuja Occidentalis (Cedar Leaf) Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) |*Certified Organic Ingredient

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As you can see from the ingredient list, it is a blend of macadamia / sesame / jojoba seed oils and several essential oils. Scentwise, my nose picks up on the cedar and rosewood more than the other oils. It kind of reminds me of the Sensitive Elixir from Saje Naturals.

I really like this facial oil, I’m super happy that the sample size is quite good (0.34 oz / 10 ml) so I’ll be able to get several weeks of use from it!

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 – July 2018

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My Petit Vour box finally arrived! This is just an unboxing and first impressions as I’ve not yet had the chance to test things out. [info in italics 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 U.S., $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (1.3495) my box cost me $31.04 CAD this month

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

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

This informational month’s card is not the usual beautiful watercolour print – I really love the watercolour art cards.

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

Osea Malibu – Essential Hydrating Oil – sample size 0.34 oz $32 USD, full size 1 oz $68 USD

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

 

This ultra-hydrating botanical oil restores a healthy luster to the skin. Naturally rich Jojoba and Sesame seed oils deliver advanced hydration, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A precious blend of pure Lavender, Rosewood and Geranium essential oils provide a dewy, illuminated complexion and create a gorgeous aromatic allure. The perfect instant surge of hydration for a beautiful, radiant glow. Skin Type: All Skin Types / Age Defying 

I love facial oils, and since this one is for hydration and fine lines, I’m excited to try this one out. I like that the sample size is large enough for several uses.

Lilah B. Beauty – Divine Duo – Lip & Check Set – sample size of three shades $4 USD, full size single color $46 USD

Double your pleasure with this multi-purpose, creamy lip and cheek duo with a luxurious matte finish. Long-wearing, yet creamy and moisturizing, this innovative formulation provides blend-able and buildable color – perfect for day and night. Apply as a cream eyeshadow for the ultimate multitasker.

Available in the following shades:

  • b. fearless – red
  • b. sassy – bright pink 
  • b. daring – coral
  • b. true – mauve 
  • b. real – light pink
  • b. memorable – wine
  • b. lovely – nude
  • b. dazzling – champagne shimmer

This is a blister pack of three shades (b. real, b. fearless, and b. sassy).  This one is kind of a dud value-wise for me as this is something that I would get from Sephora as a free sample. The colours are nice, and I’m sure that it is a lovely product, but come on…

Ursa Major – 4-in-1 Essential Face Wipes – sample size pack of 5 wipes $7 USD, full size pack of 20 wipes $24 USD

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

 

These award-winning, individually-wrapped bamboo face wipes are the ultimate skin care multi-taskers. Infused with a generous dose of the 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic formula, they clean, exfoliate, soothe and hydrate – leaving your skin feeling refreshed, firm and alive.

  • Removes oil and grime without stripping
    skin of moisture
  • Exfoliates dead skin, brightens and clarifies (AHA/BHA complex)
  • Soothes and hydrates (no shine or sticky residue)
  • Perfect for sprucing up on the go
  • Works great for all skin types
  • Same formula as the 4-in-1 Essential Face Tonic

Aroma: Refreshing medicinal brew spiked with orange, fir and lavender.

These will be great for freshening up, very travel friendly. I’m happy to try this out!

Little Barn Apothecary – Aloe + Rosewater Balance Mist – sample size 1 oz $8 USD, travel size 2 oz $16 USD, full size 4 oz $32 USD

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

A supercharged replenishing and nourishing facial mist with the added benefits of natural botanicals – rose, aloe, hibiscus and witch hazel. This unique combination provides the skin with antioxidant protection known widely to assist in supporting the skin’s own collagen production.

Aromas: Deep floral & fresh.

I love facial mists. And this one is rosewater based, so I’m likely to fall in love with it! I’m going to pop this in the fridge and try it out in a few hours.

Unboxing Petit Vour July 2018

Total value of this month’s box = $51 USD ($68.82 CAD). Overall my first impression is that this month’s box is a mostly good one – three potentially awesome things, and one woefully small sample. Reviews to follow as soon as I test everything out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.