Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum Review

Petit Vour December 2018

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Today I’m reviewing the Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum that came in my December Petit Vour box [info in italics from the Petit Vour website].

Petit Vour December 2018

Dr. Goldfaden’s advanced brightening and antioxidant serum helps aid against the appearance of photoaging and free radical damage, while leaving skin feeling hydrated and looking radiant.

  • Works to boost skin moisture and calm appearance
  • Increases radiance and improves appearance of skin color and tone
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir

I love facial serums, I think that they are an essential part of my skincare routine. Serums with brightening / radiance boosting and anti-aging properties are my favourite.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Ferulic Acid, Niacinamide

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir

The Brightening Elixir is a very watery, clear serum, and it soaks into the skin fairly quickly and doesn’t leave a tacky feeling. I feel that it adds a level of hydration to the skin as well, but since it is cold and wintery here in Quebec, I do use a facial oil and / or moisturizer for extra hydration.

I really like this serum a lot!

Have you tried this serum?

Thanks for reading

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

Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Concealer Review

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Today I have a review of the Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Concealer that came in my December Petit Vour box. Although I only shared my unboxing and first impressions two days ago, I’ve been testing out this concealer since December 31st. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

 

This creamy and nourishing concealer improves uneven skin tone, conceals dark circles, reduces redness, and lifts signs of fatigue while benefiting the skin with argan oil, shea butter, green tea and Vitamin E.

  • Lightweight and buildable medium to full coverage
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Crease-proof and budge-proof
  • Long-wearing formula

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

This concealer is available in five shades – fair (pink undertones), fair light (neutral or yellow undertones), medium (warm undertones), medium dark (olive to tan with warm undertones) and dark (warm undertones). Looking at the shades online, none look like they would work for dark skin tones – to me the shades look like they’re very much on the light end of the skintone spectrum – I could be mistaken since I haven’t seen the other shades in person. If you have seen the darker shades, please let me know!

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

I received the lightest shade, fair – which works for me as most of my concealers are in the porcelain to fair range. The coverage is a little heavier than my preference of light to medium coverage, so if you like your concealers on the medium to full coverage side, then you will probably like this one.

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

It didn’t crease on me, but I found that it did accentuate dryness around my nose (I was a little dry and red as I was recovering from a cold) so it might need a little extra work if you have dry skin. It does hide redness in my skin really well which I like. I didn’t blend the concealer out completely, because if I do, it doesn’t show up in the photo because it is a perfect match for my skintone!

Han Skincare All Natural Concealer - Fair

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Propylene Carbonate, Polyglycerin-3, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Aloe (Oil) Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lavender Bulgaria Oil*, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Marula Oil), Coffea Arabica Leaf/Seed Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Powder. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide | *Certified Organic Ingredients. 

Have you tried anything from Han Skincare Cosmetics? This is the first time I’ve tried anything from them.

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

 

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions December 2018

Petit Vour December 2018

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With the holidays, my Petit Vour box didn’t arrive until New Year’s Eve. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen my unboxing, but 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 December 2018

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 (@ 1.3600) my box cost me $31.28 CAD this month.

Petit Vour December 2018

Let’s take a look at what was in the December Petit Vour box.

Petit Vour December 2018

Han Skin Care Cosmetics Concealer, full size $18 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

This creamy and nourishing concealer improves uneven skin tone, conceals dark circles, reduces redness, and lifts signs of fatigue while benefiting the skin with argan oil, shea butter, green tea and Vitamin E.

  • Lightweight and buildable medium to full coverage
  • Improves uneven skin tone
  • Crease-proof and budge-proof
  • Long-wearing formula

I received the shade Fair (with pink undertones). I was running low on one of my concealers, so this is perfect timing!

True Moringa Rejuvenating Body Polish, sample size (1 oz) $8.50 USD, full size (4 oz) $34 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

Wake up your shower routine and revive dry and dull skin with a blissful aromatic blend of Nicaraguan coffee beans, organic sugar, cold-pressed moringa and a sweet and spicy essential oil blend.   

Fresh Nicaraguan coffee beans, rich in caffeine, firm and tighten skin and gently exfoliate to invite the healthy production of new skin cells.

Moringa is rich in zeatin, known for stimulating cell division, growth, and delaying aging of cells. Moringa is packed with crucial fatty acids and antioxidants that the fight free radicals that cause premature aging.

This smells really nice, and I do love body scrubs so I’m looking forward to testing this out – although my preference is for sugar or salt based scrubs.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir, sample size $18 USD (7ml / 0.23oz), full size $80 USD (30ml / 1oz)

Petit Vour December 2018

Dr. Goldfaden’s advanced brightening and antioxidant serum helps aid against the appearance of photoaging and free radical damage, while leaving skin feeling hydrated and looking radiant.

  • Works to boost skin moisture and calm appearance
  • Increases radiance and improves appearance of skin color and tone
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines

I love serums, so I’m happy about getting a new one to try out! This one sounds great!

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Soothing Body Lotion, sample size (50ml / 1.7oz) $2 USD, full size (236ml / 8oz) $14 USD

Petit Vour December 2018

This ultimate skin food blends emollient rich rosehip and argan oils with shea and cocoa butters to nourish, smooth, and soften the appearance of dry skin. Soothing rosewater delights the senses as superfruit antioxidants and ultra-hydrating aloe vera help protect and uplift skin’s moisture barrier for a luxurious, all-over body treatment.

This is my second body lotion / butter from Andalou Naturals – the last one was in my September box! Luckily I love body lotions, and this time I got a rose scented one. Can’t wait to try this!

Petit Vour December 2018

Overall, this month’s box is worth $46.50 USD – which works out to $63.24 CAD. As well, I received the replacement for my defective Goldfaden MD Bright Eyes Eye Cream from the October box. They sent me two of them – possibly to make up for it taking so long to replace.

Petit Vour December 2018

What did you think of the December box?

Thanks for reading,

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription box.

My Daughter Fragrances Joyful Perfume Review

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Today I have a review of the Joyful Perfume from My Daughter Fragrances that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the My Daughter Fragrances website]

Petit Vour November 2018

THE FIRST IN OUR COLLECTION, THIS FRAGRANCE CONJURES IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD, SUNSHINE, SUMMER CELEBRATION.

Think white bouquets, delicate jasmine, sweet citrus sorbet; think dancing top notes of orange blossom and grapefruit, splashes of bergamot and spearmint. This scent can’t help but make you smile.

With jasmine of Grasse and rose at her heart, Joyful is as ageless as she is cheerful. Mellowing into sophisticated sandalwood dry down, she is a soft kiss after a spirited dance; she is a contented sigh after surprised laughter.

She is love and light. She is Joyful.

Petit Vour November 2018

This is the first time that I’ve gotten to try a scent from My Daughter Fragrances – they are a Canadian perfume company that is both cruelty free and vegan. Joyful is a beautiful floral based perfume, and the citrus notes and sandalwood keep it from being too flowery. I’m not usually a fan of jasmine, but it works well with the other notes.  It really does smell joyful and bright! For me this would be more of a spring / summer scent.

My only complaint is that the sample vial is very difficult to open!

Have you tried anything from My Daughter Fragrances?

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion Review

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

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Today I’m reviewing the Ultimate Styling Lotion from Evolvh that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

This 5-in-1 botanical formula truly does everything: creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine, or defines curls into smooth ringlets. Its an all-in-one amazingly lightweight lotion.

  • Offers medium level of hold
  • De-frizzes and conditions
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Manages curls (for soft, smooth and bouncy ringlets)

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

When styling for fullness and volume, apply from the roots out and blow dry hair off the scalp. For curly hair, apply sparingly from roots to mid-length and add slightly more product from mid-length to ends for beautiful, smooth ringlets. For air dried hair, let it sink in for a minute before styling as usual. Bonus: it can also be applied to dry hair to refresh lifeless locks.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

I really liked the Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner samples that came in my October Petit Vour box, so I was happy to see a styling lotion in this month’s box.

The Ultimate Styling Lotion was made for my hair! It helps tame frizz and doesn’t make it feel weighed down, or crunchy. I can use it when I want my hair to be wavy, and when I want it to be straight-ish. I like that it can be used for added volume, because in the winter time, with all of the hat wearing, my hair tends to lose it natural volume.

Have you tried this one? What is your fave styling product?

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

 

Donore Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Pod Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip & Cheek Pod from Donore Cosmetics that came in my November Petit Vour subscription box. I like the idea of a multi-use product. Let’s take a closer look at the product description and ingredients [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

 

The lip & cheek pod offers naturally vibrant colors blended with essential oils and Shea butter to moisturize, plump and condition lips. The organic lipstick is a long-lasting formula that provides maximum coverage with effortless application, leaving lips feeling soft and smooth all day. A hydrating formula loaded with antioxidants and is 100% natural lipstick with color derived from fruit pigment.

  • Bronzed Kiss –  a cappuccino, bronze color with subtle shimmer
  • Pretty in Pink – pink with subtle shimmer
  • Cherry Bomb – a matte, cherry red
  • Dragonberry Royale – a matte berry
  • Tiger Melon – vibrant coral pink with a hint of shimmer

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

The shade that I received is not identified on the package, but it looks like I received Tiger Melon based on the shade description.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ricinus Communis (Castor)  Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sun Flower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme)Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract-PreservativeTocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), *Certified Organic 

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

The Lip and Cheek Pod feels like a silky lip balm on the lips, very hydrating and comfortable with lots of plant-based oils and waxes. It has a very mild, almost non-existent scent.

In terms of the claim of “vibrant colors” I would have to disagree. As you can see from the swatch on my fairly pale skin, the colour is very minimal. And on my lips, it is almost invisible. Despite the lack of pigmentation, it makes a really great lip balm, so I’ll definitely be using it a lot!

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm Review

Petit Vour November 2018

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Today I’m reviewing the Comforting Hand Balm from Metta Skincare that came in my November Petit Vour box.

Petit Vour November 2018

With the onset of winter weather, my hands get so dry, so I am always desperately needing a good hand cream that is deeply hydrating but not sticky or greasy, and not over-scented. So how does the Comforting Hand Balm measure up to my requirements?

Petit Vour November 2018

Let’s take a look at the product description and ingredients before moving onto my review [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

A deeply comforting vegan blend of certified organic fairly traded shea butter olive oil and calendula extract formulated to leave your hands feeling soft and moisturized. Suitable for all skin types.

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil*, Tocopherol (natural non GMO Vitamin E), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) CO2 extract, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Limonene** | *Denotes certified organic ingredient **Naturally occurring components of lavender essential oil

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

This has an interesting buttery balm texture that melts into the skin, definitely different than most of the hand creams that I’ve been using. This balm soaks into the skin and deeply hydrates and softens. And it smells really nice and calming from the lavender essential oil!

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions November 2018

Petit Vour November 2018

Hello, hello!

My November Petit Vour box finally arrived! 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 November 2018

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 (@ 1.3447) my box cost me $30.93 CAD this month.

Petit Vour November 2018

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

Petit Vour November 2018

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod in  full size $22 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

The lip & cheek pod offers naturally vibrant colors blended with essential oils and Shea butter to moisturize, plump and condition lips. The organic lipstick is a long-lasting formula that provides maximum coverage with effortless application, leaving lips feeling soft and smooth all day. A hydrating formula loaded with antioxidants and is 100% natural lipstick with color derived from fruit pigment.

  • Bronzed Kiss –  a cappuccino, bronze color with subtle shimmer
  • Pretty in Pink – pink with subtle shimmer
  • Cherry Bomb – a matte, cherry red
  • Dragonberry Royale – a matte berry
  • Tiger Melon – vibrant coral pink with a hint of shimmer

The Lip & Cheek Pod doesn’t say which shade it is, but I’m guessing that it is the shade Tiger Melon. It looks pretty, I can’t wait to try it out!

Metta Comforting Hand Balm sample size $11 USD, full size (60ml) $22 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

A deeply comforting vegan blend of certified organic fairly traded shea butter olive oil and calendula extract formulated to leave your hands feeling soft and moisturized. Suitable for all skin types.

Petit Vour November 2018

My hands get SO DRY in the winter, so this will be well used!

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion, sample size (2oz) $11 USD, full size (8.5oz) $28 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

This 5-in-1 botanical formula truly does everything: creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine, or defines curls into smooth ringlets. Its an all-in-one amazingly lightweight lotion.

  • Offers medium level of hold
  • De-frizzes and conditions
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Manages curls (for soft, smooth and bouncy ringlets)

I really liked the Evolvh Shampoo and Conditioner in last month’s box, so I am happy to try this styling lotion. This sounds perfect for my hair since it de-frizzes and conditions.

My Daughter Fragrances in Joyful Perfume, sample size (1ml) $2, full size (1.78oz / 50ml) $85 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

Joyful is a fragrant love letter of orange flower, lime blossom, rose, jasmine and creamy sandalwood. Fresh and floral lovers rejoice!

Joyful sounds like a nice scent blend, I’m hoping that the jasmine note is subtle as I’m not usually a fan of jasmine.

Petit Vour November 2018

The total value of this month’s box is $46 USD which works out to $61.85 CAD with the exchange rate that I paid for the box.

What do you think of this month’s box?

Petit Vour November 2018

Disclosure: I pay for this subscription box.

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.