Weekly Recap Feb 26th to Mar 4th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, Feb 26th – Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara Review

Wednesday, Feb 28th – Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions February 2018

Petit Vour February 2018

Friday, Mar 2nd – Empties February 2018

Empties Feb 2018

I finally had the energy to get back to doing yoga a few times this week, yay!

Hope you all have a great week ahead! Thanks for reading ❤

Disclosure: All products purchased by me!

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.


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.

Empties October 2017

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Today I have my stash of empties for October – I think I made good progress in using things up this month!

October 2017 Empties

Maui Moisture Revive + Hydrate Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner – This worked really well for my thick, wavy, frizz-prone hair. I just purchased the Strength + Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo and Conditioner to try out instead of repurchasing this one. Review is here.

October 2017 Empties

Ahimsa Naturals Solid Brush Cleanser in Rosemary & Lavender – This was a great brush cleanser, it took me almost 2.5 years to use up. If I can find this locally, I’ll repurchase. Review is here.

Saje Natural Wellness Stress Relief Diffuser Blend – Once I use up a few more of the essential oils in my stash, this will be one of the ones that I will be repurchasing as the lavender based scent is so lovely and relaxing. Review is here.

Oct 2017 Empties

Badger Balm Ginger & Lemon Lip Balm – This was a good lip balm, I might repurchase once my stash is used up. This one was never reviewed.

Saje Natural Wellness Lip Balms in Sweet Lips and Tingle Lips – I loved both of these lip balms, and plan to repurchase the next time that I order some Diffuser Blends from Saje. Review is here.

The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer – I liked this primer a lot, but it started to thicken and congeal (GROSS) so I didn’t bother finishing the last bit in the bottle. I don’t think that I will repurchase this one as there are other primers that I’d like to try. Review is here.

Oct 2017 Empties

Neal’s Yard Remedies Frankincense Intense Lift Serum* – I am sad that this one is finished, this might be the most beautiful serum that I’ve ever used. Sadly it is pricy, and I don’t have the budget to repurchase this right now. But it is going to the top of my wishlist! Review is here.

The Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% Emulsion – This is one of the best and most affordable retinol serums that I’ve ever used. I’ve already repurchased a back up of this one. Review is here.

The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA – I’ve tried this one and the Buffet, both are peptide serums and both work well. But I don’t need both of them. I’ve already repurchased the Buffet serum. Review is here.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% – This made my skin look great, but my skin never adjusted and it always stung when I used it. Instead of repurchasing this one, I am currently testing out the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (also from The Ordinary). Review of the Vitamin C Suspension is here, review of the serum is coming later this month.

E Nature Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack – This sample came in my September Ipsy GlamBag. I’ve been occasionally using it a night when I felt like my skin needed a moisture boost. I have so many night creams / sleeping packs on my wish list, that I’m not going to be purchasing a full size of this one at this time. I never actually reviewed this one, but I really liked it.

So there you have it, all the things I’ve managed to use up this month! Have you finished up very many things this month?

Disclosure: All items except for the one marked with * were purchased by me. The product marked with * was a PR sample. Please see original review for details.


April 2017 Empties

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I’m still working my way through my stash, and am gradually using things up. There were a few products that were so close to finishing but not fully finished. I guess they will be in next month’s empties. Here’s what I finished up this month:

April 2017 Empties

On the empties:

April 2017 Empties

Saje Essential Oil Blend in Peppermint Twist – I love this essential oil blend, and need to re-purchase this as soon as I use up a few more. Original review is here.

April 2017 Empties

Nova Scotia Fisherman Hand & Body Cream – This stuff saved my hands all winter, I’ll be re-purchasing this one in my next well.ca order. Original review is here.

April 2017 Empties

Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm, and Haus of Gloi Lip Balm in Wild Rose and Cherry Vanilla – I’m a lip balm addict, it is true, but I’m trying to use up the ones in my stash before I buy any more. The Haus of Gloi Cherry Vanilla one disappeared, so it didn’t get photographed – I suspect that I will find it on the weekend when I am vacuuming, haha!

April 2017 Empties

Essence I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) – This is normally my holy grail mascara, but the last one that I bought was really thick and clumpy, so I only used it for two weeks before pitching it. Maybe it was an old one. I’ve since re-purchased the Big Show Waterproof one from Annabelle in the meantime. Original review of Essence here, Annabelle here.

April 2017 Empties

Mychelle Dermaceuticals Perfect C Pro Serum 25%* – This is my favourite C serum that I’ve tried this far. It doesn’t sting my sensitive skin, which is surprising considering a lot of them do. I haven’t re-purchased this yet, but it is on my wishlist, as I’m still working my way through my skincare stash. Original review is here.

Ingenium Naturals Sensi-Cream* – Such a great facial moisturizer, it is lightweight and gentle, perfect for sensitive skin. Again, this one is on my wishlist, but until I clear out more of my stash, I can’t re-purchase. Original review is here.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Products marked with * were PR samples.

Weekly Re-Cap (Mar 13th to 19th)

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Just the usual weekly re-cap in case you’ve missed out on something…

Monday March 13th – Briogeo Curl Charisma Review

Wednesday March 15th – Hask Charcoal with Citrus Oil Purifying Deep Conditioner

Friday March 17th – Saje Diffuser Blends Reviews

So there you have it, this past week on the blog, thanks for reading!

I will only be posting on Tuesday and Thursday this coming week.

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.

Saje Diffuser Blend Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing a few of the Saje Diffuser Blends.  I bought myself an Aroma Gem  diffuser / nebulizer from Saje for Christmas (review is here), and I’ve since purchased and tested out a few more essential oil blends.

Saje Diffuser Blends

Glow  (Enticing Diffuser Blend)


Indulge with the sweetly comforting and uplifting aroma of this vanilla-based blend that brings warmth and calm to the body and mind.
  • vanilla 10% infusion (vanilla planifolia fruit extract)
  • peppermint (mentha piperita)
  • ginger (zingiber officinale)
  • patchouli (pogostemum cablin)
  • peru balsam (myroxylon pereirae)
  • cinnamon (cinnamomum cassia)

Saje Glow Diffuser Blend

This one really does have a spicy scent to it. I don’t smell the peppermint note at all. I like this one, but I don’t love it. I find that this blend can become overpowering really quickly unless you use the smallest amount.

Peppermint Twist (Refreshing Diffuser Blend) –

Relish in this refreshing blend that inspires feelings of walking in a winter wonderland. Peppermint and orange invigorates the senses, while benzoin adds a sweet touch of joy.
  • peppermint (mentha piperita)
  • orange (citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil)
  • spearmint (mentha viridis (spearmint) leaf oil)
  • benzoin (styrax benzoin resin extract)

Saje Peppermint Twist Diffuser Blend

I absolutely love this one, it is so fresh smelling. I think that it might be my favourite one that I’ve tried thus far!

Liquid Sunshine (Cheerful Diffuser Blend) –

Fill your room with cheery radiance and uplifting spirits. Bright, citrus notes of grapefruit, lime and a dash of bergamot will bring the feeling of a fresh spring morning to mind.
Let happiness shine through.


  • grapefruit (citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil)
  • bergamot (citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil)
  • orange (citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil)
  • lime (citrus aurantifolia (lime) peel oil)
  • mandarin red (citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil)

Saje Liquid Sunshine

Liquid Sunshine was my fave until I tried Peppermint Twist. I still love this one, especially on dreary cold mornings. It is a such bright and happy scent!

Energy Boost (Revitalizing Diffuser Blend) –

Seeking stimulation? Look no further than the energizing power of citrus and herbal notes in this uplifting, invigorating blend designed to revitalize your mind the natural way.
Stay sharp.
  • lemon (citrus limonum)
  • rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis)
  • peppermint (mentha piperita)
  • basil (ocimum basilicum)
  • bergamot (citrus bergamia)

Saje Energy Diffuser Blend

This one is a weird blend, but it somehow works. It is another bright scent, but the herbal notes make it stand out. I tend to use this one in the afternoons, rather than have a cup of coffee for a boost while I’m working.

I really do need to buy a second diffuser. I’m always moving my Aroma Gem between the bedroom and the livingroom / workspace.

What is your fave diffuser blend? I’ve only tried ones from Saje so far.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased these things.

Weekly Re-Cap (Jan 9th to 15th, 2017)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s blog posts in case you missed anything.

Monday, January 9th – Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Wednesday, January 11th – blog post went into outer space and never came back!

Friday, January 13th – Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker and the Glow All Out Highlight & Sculpt Cheek Highlighter 

Friday’s post was a re-write of the missing Wednesday post (Sexy Mother Pucker), combined with my planned Friday post (Glow All Out). Thankfully it didn’t take me very long to re-do.

I’ve been doing the Yoga with Adriene 31 day #yogarevolution, and so far I’ve managed to do yoga every day!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews.


Saje Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Pharmacy

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Today I’m sharing the Pocket Farmacy Remedy Kit from Saje Natural Wellness.



Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Pharmacy

Inside the zipped Pocket Farmacy are five remedies: Peppermint Halo, Immune, Eater’s Digest, Stress Release and Pain Release in 6ml (0.2 fl oz) bottles, as well as an instructional leaflet that contains info on each of the five remedies, as well as instructions for use.


PEPPERMINT HALO (for headaches)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Apply as desired to entire hairline, creating a halo effect. Apply to neck and shoulders for extra cooling and relaxation, avoiding eyes. For prolonged use, consult a doctor.

IMMUNE (for germ and virus fighting)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Rub on the throat and chest in a thick layer. Cover with a warm, dry cloth if desired. Clothing should be loose about throat and chest to help vapours reach the nose and mouth. Use up to three times daily or as directed by a doctor. Children under 12 years of age, consult a doctor.

EATER’S DIGEST ( for digestion easing)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Treat your tummy to an aromatic massage with soothing and comforting peppermint, fennel, chamomile and black pepper. Apply directly onto stomach, as desired and massage in gently. For prolonged use, consult a doctor.

STRESS RELEASE (for tension reducing)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

To support a sense of balance and calm the spirit, apply to forehead, neck and shoulders. Put several drops on a tissue and inhale deeply or insert into pillowcase before bed. Add 10-25 drops to a bowl of steaming water; inhale deeply for 5-10 minutes. Add 7-12 drops to a full bath and swish to disperse well. For prolonged use, consult a doctor.

PAIN RELEASE (for muscular aches, tenseness, stiffness, an analgesic)

Saje Natural Wellness Pocket Farmacy

Apply to affected area not more than 3-4 times daily. Not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Let me tell you, the Immune one got a LOT of use over the holidays when I was sick!

I’ve tried all of them out over the past several weeks, and I’m so happy that I bought this little aromatherapy kit for myself as all five remedies are things that I’ve used and will continue to use in the new year.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!