Monthly Empties Part 1- March 2019

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I’ve really been trying to use things up in my stash and this month I made really good progress at finishing up quite a few products – some full sized and some sample sized. I’ll link to any reviews, and let you know if I have plan to repurchase, or not. I decided to split my empties into two parts. Part one is my bath and haircare empties.

Let’s take a look:

March 2019 Empties 1

Buck Naked Soap Company Himalayan Salt Soak – I loved this one so much, and will be buying it again the next time I’m doing a haul. This was particularly great for a post yoga soak! Original review is here.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave In Conditioner – This came in a Petit Vour box, and I really liked it a lot, it made my hair so soft and shiny! I have no plans to purchase right now as I’m still working my way through my haircare stash, but I think it is wishlist  worthy. Original review is here.

March 2019 Empties 2

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Conditioner – I really like this conditioner, the shampoo has a couple of uses left in it, but will probably end up in my April empties. I won’t be repurchasing right away as I just started using the ones from Oneka not too long ago, but I probably would repurchase in the future. Original review is here.

Kariderm Restorative Hair Mask – (This was a PR sample for review) I loved this mask, it worked so well for my hair and scalp. And I just found a place in my neighbourhood that stocks it, so I plan to buy myself this hair mask soon. Original review is here.

March 2019 Empties (Part 1)

I’ll have my March Empties Part Two (Skincare and Makeup) next week.

Did you finish up very much this month?

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This blog post contains one PR sample (identified above), the rest have been purchased by me – my opinion is my own and is based on my experience in using the products.

Summer Hair Essentials for Wavy Hair

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While I wait for my July Petit Vour box to arrive, I thought that I would show you my summer hair essentials. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that my hair is thick and wavy. I dye my hair and I try not to heat style it very often. My hair is also super prone to frizz.

Condition and Treat:

Summer Essentials for Wavy Hair - DevaCurl and Yarok

DevaCurl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask – I used my Sephora Beauty Insider points to get this deluxe sized sample. This stuff makes my hair so silky soft and manageable. The full size is $49, but I’m planning on splurging on it since it does such a beautiful job with my hair. Full review is here.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner – Not only does this conditioning spray smell amazing, it works so well to add hydration to my hair without making it greasy. It can be used as a detangler (definitely works for me) and as a heat protecting spray (haven’t tested this, as I haven’t been heat styling at all this summer). This was a Petit Vour sample, full review is here.

Style and Control:

Summer Essentials for Wavy Hair - Ouai and Briogeo

Ouai Wave Spray – I bought this at Sephora in December 2017 / January 2018. This gives my hair beautifully beachy waves. I still think that it is a little too highly scented for my preference, but since it works so well with my hair, I’ll definitely use it up. Full review is here.

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème – I’ve been using this since February / March 2017, and this tube should be in my monthly empties in the next month or two. This helps leave my waves soft and under control. No crunchy curls here! I tend to alternate between using the Ouai Wave Spray and the Briogeo Curl Charisma. Full review is here.

Summer Essentials for Wavy Hair - Briogeo, DevaCurl, Yarok and Ouai

Do you have wavy or out of control hair? What do you use to tame your mane?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All purchased by me!

Weekly Recap to April 2nd to 8th

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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, April 2nd – Monthly Empties March 2018

Empties March 2018

Wednesday, April 4th – Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner

Friday, April 6th – Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gifts 2018

My birthday was on Friday, and most of the day involved me being curled on the couch with a blanket, my Ipad, Kindle and Netflix. I got hit with a terrible chest cold, so instead of going out for a birthday meal as originally planned, we ended up getting sushi to go from my fave little place.

All of the birthday wishes on various social media channels helped lift my spirits, so thank you!

We were supposed to go to Mr. A’s family’s place for a birthday brunch, but decided to postpone as I was still quite ill, and did not want to risk infecting them. So we will be celebrating with them next weekend instead. Surely by then I’ll no longer feel like death warmed over!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures, all are identified.


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

Heat protector and detangler 

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.

Weekly Recap March 19th to 25th

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

Monday, March 19th – Sample Testing First Aid Beauty Triple Protection Skin Tint Review

Wednesday, March 21st – Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder Review

Friday, March 23rd – Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions March 2018

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog post for disclosures.

Petit Vour Unboxing March 2018

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My Petit Vour box arrived yesterday, and I am excited to show you what was inside. Full product reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test everything out!

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 for the rest of the world. The exchange rate was not great this month ($1.3239), so this month’s box cost me $30.45 CAD.

Let’s take a look inside. As always, the artwork on the information card is a lovely print.

Petit Vour March 2018

Everyday Minerals Velvet Eyes Eyeshadow $6 USD

Petit Vour March 2018

This is a loose shadow pigment in the shade Fresh Glowing. I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks like a gorgeous shade.  I’ll be trying it out over the weekend.

Kahina Giving Beauty Argan Oil $10 USD (full size is $82 USD)

Petit Vour March 2018

I will not need to purchase any oils for quite awhile. I like that this is a multi-purpose oil. And I don’t have any Argan Oil in my stash.

Yarok Feed Your Ends Leave-In Conditioner $14 USD (full size is $27)Petit Vour March 2018

This sounds like it was made for my hair! Super happy with this one, can’t wait to test it out!

Konjac Sponge Co 100% Pure Konjac Angel Cloth ($16 USD)

Petit Vour March 2018

I’ve never tried a Konjac sponge before, it sounds interesting.

Petit Vour March 2018

This month’s box is worth $46 USD, which works out to be $60.90 CAD at the exchange rate that I paid for this month’s box!

I’m happy with this month’s selection, especially the Everyday Minerals shadow and the Yarok leave-in conditioner.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.