Petit Vour Unboxing | October 2019

It is time for our monthly; clean, cruelty free, and vegan subscription box. Petit Vour!

Petit Vour is $19 a month with free US shipping. Shipping does vary to other countries.

Let’s see what we got this month!

Province Apothecary Moisturizing cleanser + Makeup Remover $20

I am always up for trying a new clean cleanser, especially if it’ll get all this makeup off my face. This cleanser is meant to restore natural radiance to your skin by gently cleansing without over drying, or destroying the skins natural pH.

Luxe Botanics Camu Brightening Moisturizer $10

This moisturizer is infused with vitamin C rich Camu Camu. This super fruit from the Amazon is meant to fade the appearances of dark spots and repair environmental change.

This moisturizer is thick. But, it sinks in to the skin quicker than you would think. And it feels amazing!

Akar Balance Toning Mist $12

I have heard some pretty good reviews about this toning mist, so I am excited to try it for myself.

It is meant to provide hydration, neutralize pH, and allow greater absorption of nutrients into the skin.

KVoss Shine on Stick “Sparkling RosΓ©” $28

This highlighter stick is made of capaçu butter to create a beautiful and blend able glow with an iridescent finish.

I am usually not one for stock highlights, it the roses glow to this one is really pretty. I could even see it as a beautiful lid and inner corner shade as well. I am going to have to test it out in all three ways.

That is it for me Petit Vour box. Over all, I am still really impressed. I will get use out of all of the items and all of the items are great for the colder weather we are starting to get in Missouri.

What is your favorite skin care or makeup product for the cold weather?

Thank you for reading πŸ’•

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Petit Vour | September 2019

I, of course, have any other unboxing for y’all tonight.

This is my September Petit Vour Box!

It is 100% cruelty free, vegan, and clean beauty. The box is $19 a month with free US shipping.

When you review the products in your box you can get points you can use as cash on their site. When ever you make a purchase on the Petit Vour site you get 20% cash back to use on their site as well!

Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balm “Flirt” $17

This lip balm is lemon scented, has a reef safe SPF, and is recommended by the Cancer foundation as an effective lip protectant.

Jane Iredale is a brand that I really enjoy, so I was happy to receive this item as our makeup product this month.

I love products like this for quick and easy makeup days, or days where I go with out. Personally, I would not pay $17 for a lip balm, but I am glad to have it! Makes me feel fancy.

The Seaweed Bath Co. Firming Detox Body Cream $4 deluxe sample size

I am still not positive as to what a firming Cream is for. However, it is rosemary and mint scented, which is a lovely combination. I am just going to use this as a body lotion and hope that I am not doing something wrong.

Moon Rivers Naturals Peppermint Lava Hand And Body Soap $5 deluxe sample size

The scent of this soap is beautiful. I really enjoy peppermint. Once I finish my current body wash and I am going to throw this sample into my rotation.

Laura B Beauty Nail Growth Serum $75

I have recently stopped getting acrylic nails. I cannot being to explain how badly I need a product to repair my nails. I am sure those of you who have had acrylics in the past can understand. I am hoping with such a steep price tag that I will actually see a difference in my nails

Over all thoughts?

For $19 I received $101 worth of products, all of which I will be getting use out of. I am so happy to be back on the Petit Vour train, and highly recommend you all check out their site.

What is your favorite cruelty free beauty box?

Thank you for reading 🌿

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Petit Vour Unboxing | August 2019

Hello everyone!

Tonight, we have an unboxing that I have not done in a while, the Petit Vour clean, vegan, and cruelty free beauty box!

After reading some other PV unboxings, I realized how much I missed this box. I just had to resubscribe!

What was in my first box in over a year?

Harvest Natural Beauty Lengthening Mascara $18

This mascara is meant to be ideal for sensitive eyes. It also claims to be smudge proof and water resistant. My mascara always smudges under my lower lash line, I am forever on the search for the perfect smudge proof mascara.

Honua Hawaiian Skincare Pa’kai Cleansing Cream $12

Made with Hawaiian salt, hibiscus, and seaweed. This cleansing cream is meant to cleanse, repair and renew for soft hydrated skin.

Those claims sound great to me, and I like the simple ingredients.

Derma E Essential Radiance Toner $2.50

This is an alcohol free, exfoliating toner with glycolic acid.

I really enjoy Derma E skincare. I have heard great things about the Radiance toner and I am excited to try it for myself.

Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum $15

This serum contains, willow bark, salicylic acid, and organic fruit acids.

My pores have been pretty congested lately, so I have been getting some break outs. I will be testing this product out ASAP!

Petit Histoire Envie Desoir $5

This last product in the box this month is a fragrance sample.

This is a 100% natural fragrance of “glistening violet and rose dancing in soft rain.”

The fragrance is very floral, yet fresh at the same time. I actually really enjoy it.

Overall thoughts?

I am very happy with my first box back. I will get use out of every item! I love being confident that all of the products are cruelty free, vegan, and clean beauty! The products are also samples of some pretty pricey items in each box. It makes it all the more fun to try!

What products in this box would you like to see more about?

Thank you for reading 🌿

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The Organic Skin Co. | Review and a Look

For such a small blog, I receive quite a few PR samples. But, I only share the ones that I think deserve more attention. The Organic Skin Co is a company that I believe definitely deserves all the attention.

The beauty products are cruelty free and vegan, and with each product purchased a tree is planted. That isn’t each order, that’s each PRODUCT!

The products are also all natural!

This post will be long. So, let’s get into the products and my honest thoughts.

4 pan palette $28 Blush

The palette it’s self is extremely sturdy. It is made of a hard plastic, has a magnetic closure, and contains a nice mirror. For an empty palette, $28 is steep. With all of the options out there, I would not say this in particular is a must have. However, if you can spring it, I 100% recommend it!

The palette also comes in charcoal and stone. There is also an 8 pan option.

Check out the 4 pan palette Here.

The Pods

We are going to go in order from left to right.

The Eyes Have It Pod “Day Dreamer” $21

Cream shadow wasn’t my thing, until now. The formula is long wearing, easy to apply, and blended really nicely.

The shade I have “Day Dreamer” is the perfect one and done shade. There are also 9 other options to pick from.

“Day Dreamer” also makes a fantastic cream bronzer/contour.

If you enjoy cream shadows, or don’t I mean I didn’t, and enjoy easy and quick application, with a lasting formula… give the Eyes have it pods a try.

You can look at all the colors Here!

In the Spotlight Pod “Lunar” $21

If there was one product I could have skipped, it would be this one. It is still great quality and makes a great inner corner highlight. But, as a face highlighter it isn’t for me. I like that in your face highlight.

If you like a natural ethereal glow though, this highlight is amazing. It did not make my foundation patchy and it applies well with a finger or a sponge. It blended out effortlessly.

You can check out both shades Right here.

Hide and Seek Pod “Porcelain” $21

I did not go into this thinking I was going to find my new favorite concealer. I assumed this was going to be light coverage and hard to work with.

I was WRONG!

The Hide and Seek concealer covered blemishes, dark circles and scaring like a dream. Blends out well with a finger, sponge, or brush. Once the weather warms up here in Missouri I may just wear this concealer and go with out foundation!

I do have to say… the shade range leaves much to be desired. There are 8 shades, most of which are a shade of beige.

You can view all 8 shades Here.

Cheeky Lips Pod “First Blush” $21

This Pod is for your lips and cheeks.

Personal preference, I prefer a matte lip, but for quick easy days I always go glossy. Now, I don’t think I need any of my other glossy lip shades!

As a lip color the pigment is great! The formula is comfy and relatively long wearing. It will not last through food or drink. And no, it is not kiss proof. ( Sorry Coty πŸ˜‚)

As a blush? I am in love! If used lightly it gives your cheeks that wind flushed look. Just like the other products, it blends out easily and lasts ages.

There are 7 shades that you can view Here.

Meet the Press Eye Shadow “Nutmeg” $31

Nutmeg is a matte cool dark brown. It isn’t unique to my collection, but what is anymore? The pigment is fantastic! The texture is buttery and it blended in like 3 seconds!!

There are 10 shades Here, and I really want more.

  • For my eyes I placed “Day Dreamer” all over my lids and blended it out with “Nutmeg”, then I took “Nutmeg” on my Lower lash line.
  • Lastly for my eyes I popped “Lunar” in my inner corner.
  • I applied “Day Dreamer” in the spots that I would bronze and contour.
  • I applied “First Blush” a little further back than the apples of my cheeks.
  • I applied “Lunar” on my Cupid’s bow, nose, brow bone, and cheek bones
  • I placed “First Blush” all over my lips.

That’s it! A quick and easy clean look!

I will never say you absolutely need something, because that just isn’t true. But, I will say I will pick up more of both shadows and repurchase the concealer and lip/cheek product when mine run out.

Personally, I am happy to pay a higher price if it is going to an ethical company that has the well being of our environment in mind.

Have your tried Organic Skin Co?

Thank you for readingπŸŒ™

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Please note, all opinions are honest and I earn nothing from this post or the links.

My evening Skin Care Routine | Winter 2018 Cruelty Free!

Skin care is an important step in any beauty routine, and it is very individualized.

My skin is quite strange. It is very sensitive, acne prone, and I have some dry patches, but my t zone is very oily.

I start off my routine by removing my makeup, if I have no makeup on, I wipe off any grime from the day.

My favorite wipes are the C’est Moi gentle makeup removing wipes. There is a lot of product on the wipes, so one wipe removes a ton of product.

The ingredients of the wipes are clean, and they wipes them selves are biodegradable, which is fantastic!

You can get them at Target for only $9.99!!

Washing.

After this I do wash my face. I am back to using the Osea Ocean Cleanser. It is a bit pricey, but I really do see it improve my break outs and balance my skin some. Unfortunately, I do break a skin care rule and wash my face in the shower. Product not pictures, because it is wet.

Toner

I just spray the Glossier Rose Water all over my face. This changes a ton, and it really does just depend on what I have in my arsenal on which toner I am using. I haven’t really found one that is a game changer for me.

Serum

Zaman Sleeping Beauty Black Cumin Seed Illuminating Serum

At first I thought this was going to be some over priced non-sense. As it retails on their site Here, for $80. But, after a few weeks of use I’m in love. I can see a giant difference in my skin the day after use. My skin is smoother, so my makeup looks much better, with a smoother base to lay on. If I don’t use it the night before my skin seems lack luster. Now I don’t feel like my best self without it!

All you need is one pump, if that, so the 1 Fl Oz does last a while. It is also free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and animal cruelty!

Moisturizer

Osea Atmosphere Protection Cream

I usually put this on before my serum and let it sink in. I also use this every morning. It is meant to moisturize skin and protect my environmental stressors. I have noticed a decrease in breaks since I have start using this product twice daily.

Andalou Naturals 1000 Roses Eye Revive Contour Gel

I haven’t noticed any fine lines going away, but my dark circles are lighter. I have just started using this product, so this is more so a pre review.

I do mask twice a week, sheet or normal mask, but I am going to save that for another post so this one isn’t a mile long.

What are some of the products in your night time skin are routine?

Thank you for reading πŸ–€

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* Some of these items were sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are honest and my own

Vegan Cuts Beauty Box September 2018

Sad news, this will be my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box for a while. I have had it for 2 years and I just have wayyyyy to many face creams and little toners and such to go through. I am sad to see it go, but I also don’t want all of the products I have gotten to expire.

However, I am keeping the quarterly makeup box!

Without further ado, let’s see what is in my last VC Beauty Box.

Safe Baron Vulcano Castile Soap $8

This is a little detox body wash. I do love Sade Baron products so I am always happy to try another. This is safe for face and body. It contains activated charcoal.

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Blush and Highlighter “Blossom” $21

This cute little guy is meant to be a blush and highlight. You can use all three shades together or separate.

Here are all three shades swatched separate and then that larger swatch on the side is them all blended together.

I don’t have the patience to try and hit the tiny flowers, but I do think the product looks beautiful all blended together.

Laritzy Gold Eye Pencil $18

This is my first experience with Laritzy, but I have heard good things about the brand. As I said in a previous post, I am always up for a colored liner!

Zuii Organic Flora Mascara “Granite” $29.50

This Mascara is meant to build volume and length. It is also supposed to be smudge resistant!

I will have to do an update post on this Mascara. Honestly, I haven’t had the best lunch with cleaner mascaras. Sigh.

Honestly Phresh Deodorant Stick $5

I have super sensitive under arms, I actually have very bad eczema on them. So I lean towards natural deodorant to keep me fresh, but not aggravate my under arms. I am glad to get to try a brand I have yet to.

Bogavia Exfoliating Facial Scrub $20

This Scrub is fragrance free, works for all skin types, and contains aloe Vera, sea kelp, and avocado oil.

Kind of reminds me of that one scrub, I think by Dr.Jart that everyone hyped up for so long.

That is it for my last Vegan Cuts Beauty Box!

I am very happy with it. This box has never disappointed me and I do plan to resubscribe ones I get through some of the products that I have stocked up.

What products are you curious about from this months Box?

Thank you for reading πŸ’œ

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Vegan Cuts Beauty Box Aug. 2018

Lately I have just been anxious. Badly. Sometimes BPD really takes its toll on me. Because of being so anxious, I’m tense and my body hurts. I promise I am trying to get post out and more than just unboxings. But, I have to focus on my wellness as well.

For now, he is another unboxing πŸ˜‚.

Hempz Pink Pomelo and Himalayan Sea Salt $7.30

I love Hempz lotions, and these little bottles com in handy! The scent is really nice and almost floral. This one is going in my purse ASAP.

Loba Mane leave in conditioner and styling cream $7

I am obsessed with the smell of this product and wish I could lather my whole body in it.

The cream isn’t thick, so I think it will work well with my crazy frizzy hair.

Dusty Girls Vegan Lip Shine “Argyle Pink” $14

Lip shines like this are awesome for no makeup makeup days. I am starting to really like them!

This one is a really light pink and the formula feels VERY moisturizing.

Farmstead Apothecary Face Cream $4.75

The scent I received is “Citrus Rose” and I can tell you that is 100% on point.

The cream feels light and smells really nice, perfect for this hot Missouri weather.

Dermala Acne Pimple Patches $10

I almost bought the Yes To Tomatoes version of these. Every now and then I will get some zits that succcckkkkkkk. I will up date you on how well these dots work!

Delizioso Skincare Bulgarian Rose Facial Elixir $48

Goodness this is an expensive elixir! This specific elixir is meant to be good for anti-aging.

I am 22, but I have been told it is good to start early with anti-again products. Will definitely give it a try.

Food For Face Violet Cleansing Essence $7

This is a light weight cleanser that is good for sensitive skin. I am going on a little weekend trip this weekend and I will have to take this with me to test it out.

I am really happy with this months Box! There isn’t one thing I think I won’t get use out of. There are actually a few things I’m excited to try. Vegan Cuts NEVER disappoints!

Would you like to hear more about any of these products?

Thank you for reading!

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