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.

Thanks for reading,

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

 

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil Review in Glowing

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

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Today I’m reviewing a product that has been on my wishlist for awhile – the Veiled Elation Loose Mineral Veil in the shade Glowing that I recently purchased. [info in italics taken from the website]

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

A little bit about Elate Cosmetics:

At Elate Cosmetics we are committed to empower everyone to use the best possible products for their daily rituals. We create safe effective beauty products using cruelty-free ingredients, ethical marketing and sustainable practices.

Vegan. Cruelty Free. Clean. Gluten Free. Made in Canada. Sustainable Packaging and Values.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Now onto the product itself. The packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource.

Finish off your look for the day with Veiled Elation in Glowing. This loose mineral powder literally transforms your skin, with special bamboo extract to reduce redness and irritation. Use Veiled Elation to set your liquid foundation, reduce oil and shine, and create the illusion of flawless skin for that perfect camera-ready glow.

Elate Cosmetics Veiled Elation Glowing

Ingredients: Mica, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract Boron Nitride, Silica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines

First off, the packaging is stunning, made from bamboo, a sustainable resource. This translucent mineral powder is great for setting foundation, but I’ve also used it on its own, or with a bit of under-eye concealer. It gives my skin a natural radiant glow without being glittery. It smooths out my skin and so far, doesn’t cling to dry patches or collect in my fine lines. I really like it!

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I’ve also previously reviewed the Creme Revealer (concealer) that came in one of my Petit Vour boxes. I have my eye on one of their foundations, but have a few to use up from my stash first.

Thanks for reading.

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this.

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.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of the Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner from Yarok that came in my March Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour March 2018 - Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner

WHAT IT IS:
Heat protector and detangler 

WHAT IT DOES:
Prevent damage from heat styling while helping prevent global warming.

Protect your ends with this nutritious, leave-in conditioner spray, packed with vitamins, minerals and essential oils that nourish hair prior to blow drying or heat styling. And join YAROK in helping protect one of the world’s greatest natural resources, the Amazon Rainforest.

The Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner is the first product that I’ve tried from Yarok. I’ve been using it every time I’ve washed my hair since it arrived. My hair is so soft, and is less prone to tangling. It adds moisture without causing my hair to feel weighed down.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner

Ingredients: 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Vitamin Aqua (Water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Primrose) Oil, Plant Sourced Kosher Vegan Xanthan Gum & Potassium Sorbate; essential oils of: Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) & Litsea Cubeba (May Chang)

This stuff smells amazing due to the combination of hair nourishing oils (jojoba, apricot, and primrose oils) and essential oils (rosemary and litsea cubeba / may chang). The scent is lovely, and not at all over-powering.

I really love this one!

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

Petit Vour January 2018 Unboxing

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My January Petit Vour Box finally arrived this week, let’s take a look inside!

Petit Vour January 2018

Just a reminder, that the box is $23 USD per box for Canada (it is $18 USD per month for the US, and $25 USD per month for all other countries). I’m using the exchange rate that I paid this month’s box in calculating the overall value – I paid $29.60 CAD for the January box.

Petit Vour January 2018

Andalou Naturals Brighten & Tighten Hydro Serum Facial Mask with Vitamin C – My skin seems to do really well with vitamin C, so I’m looking forward to trying this shhet mask out.

Petit Vour January 2018

Aromatherapy Associates Hydrating Revitalising Face Oil – In the previous month’s box, I received a bath and shower oil from Aromatherapy Associates and really loved it, so I’m really looking forward to testing out this facial oil. It is a blend that includes Frankincense, borage and rose (all three things that I love).

Petit Vour January 2018

We Love Eyes Tea Tree Eyelid & Eyelash Foaming Cleanser – This sounds really great, but tea tree oil is an ingredient that often irritates my skin, so I’m going to give this to someone who is not sensitive to this as I don’t want to risk a reaction.

Petit Vour January 2018

K Voss Cinnamon Lip Plumper – A lip balm AND plumper all in one. As a lip balm addict who also loves the tingle feeling of lip plumpers, I am so excited about this one!

Petit Vour January 2018

Total value of this month’s box $58.20 USD ($74.89 CAD)! Even though I’ll be giving away the eye wash, I think that I got my money’s worth this month! Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to try things out.

All products in the Petit Vour Box are cruelty free and vegan, how awesome is that?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription. And yup, my opinions are always very much my own.

 

Petit Vour Unboxing December 2017

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Today I have my unboxing and first impressions for December’s Petit Vour box. It arrived last week and I’ve finally had a chance to photograph everything.

Petit Vour December 2017

The monthly Canadian subscription costs $23 USD – with the exchange rate that I paid in December, that works out to be $30 CAD. Let’s take a closer look at what was inside.

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Province Apothecary Full Brow Serum – I’ve never used a brow serum before, and have skimpy brows, so I’ll definitely be trying this one out! It is also the first product that I will have tried from Province Apothecary. This will probably be several months worth of brow serum since you only use 1 to 2 drops per use. Review to follow once I’ve tested it out for a few weeks.

Petit Vour December 2017

Odacité Synergie [4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque – This facial mask powder sounds interesting as it is a multi-tasker – detox, peel, brighten and firm. I’m going to do a patch test before using it on my face. I do love facial masks, so I’m happy with this one. Review to follow.

Petit Vour December 2017

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara – I haven’t tried a natural mascara before, but I’m looking forward to trying it out. Hopefully the claims of no smudging, flaking or clumping hold true. I’m also hoping that it will hold a curl. Review to follow!

Petit Vour December 2017

True Moringa Lip Whip in Truth – I love lip balms, so I’m always happy to get one. Another new to me brand. Review upcoming!

Petit Vour December 2017

Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream – I love skincare products, and after the deep freeze that we’ve been going through, I could use all the hydration! Another brand that I’ve wanted to try for quite awhile! Review to follow once I’ve tested it out!

Total value of this month’s box is $54 USD – which at the exchange rate that I paid works out to be $70.43 CAD! I love that all of the products in the Petit Vour box are cruelty free AND they are also all vegan.

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription. And my opinion is very much always my own!

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.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution Review

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I finally managed to try out the Glycolic Acid Toner from The Ordinary! It was out of stock every time I wanted to place an order (until last month). [all info in italics taken from their website]

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Glycolic Acid is an alpha hydroxyl acid that exfoliates the skin. This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity. The formula also improves the appearance of skin texture with continued use. 

This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time. The formula is further supported with inclusion of ginseng root and aloe vera for both visible radiance and soothing benefits. 

Contraindications: This formula should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin.

Ok – although it says that it is not recommended for sensitive skin, I decided to try it anyway at my own risk despite having sensitive skin. As always, I tested it on my arm, and then on my neck before trying it on my face.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

Thankfully this toner did not irritate my skin. In fact, I find it to be soothing – likely due to the combination of ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Rosa damascena flower water, Centaurea cyanus flower water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Aminomethyl Propanol, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Aspartic Acid, Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glutamic Acid, Arginine, PCA, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Fructose, Glucose, Sucrose, Urea, Hexyl Nicotinate, Dextrin, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Gellan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol.

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution

I’ve been using the Glycolic Acid Toner every second night, to minimize the risk of irritating my sensitive skin. I’ve been using this toner for two weeks now, and it seems to be helping prevent my skin from looking dull.

Have you tried this Glycolic Acid Toner? I’ve yet to try the one from Pixi, so I don’t know how they compare, but for $8.70 CAD, it was well worth giving it a try!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

The Ordinary Mini-Haul and Matrixyl 10% + HA Review

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Today I have the first of several skincare reviews of things that I’ve been trying out this past month from my recent mini-haul from Deciem / The Ordinary.

Deciem / The Ordinary

First off, two re-purchases – the Buffet serum and Advanced Retinoid 2% (original reviews are here and here).

Deciem / The Ordinary

And now onto the new stuff – as you can see I have four new products (Argireline Solution 10%, Matrixyl 10% + HA, Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA and Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%) that I’ve been testing out. Because I have sensitive skin, I did my patch test on my arm first before testing any of them on my face. And then introduced each one separately to monitor for any sensitivity or reaction.

Deciem / The Ordinary

Today I’m reviewing the Matrixyl 10% + HA, A High-Strength Peptide Formulation. (info in italics is taken from the website)

Matrixyl is a trademarked peptide composition developed by Sederma in France. This highly-effective composition has been shown to reduce the look of static and dynamic wrinkles. This formula contains two generations of Matrixyl, Matrixyl 3000 and Matrixyl Synthe’6, at a combined concentration of 10% by weight in a specialized Hyaluronic Acid delivery system. The peptide in Matrixyl 3000 is palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 and the peptide in Matrixyl Synthe’6 is palmitoyl tripeptide-38. 

The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

This serum can be used morning and night and targets fine lines and wrinkles. In terms of its consistency, it is very similar to the Buffet serum. I’ve been using the Matrixyl at night, and Buffet in the morning. Similar to Buffet, the serum absorbs quickly into the skin and plays well with other serums and creams that I’ve tested it with thus far.

 

I don’t think that I need to be using both Buffet and Matrixyl since they both target fine lines and wrinkles, and both contain Hyaluronic Acid for hydration. I just need to decide which one works best for me – thus far they both seem to do the same thing for my skin.

This serum is $11.50 CAD for a 30ml dropper bottle. Most anti-aging serums are far more expensive than that!

Disclosure: I purchased this!