November is upon us, Thanksgiving will soon be here and not just on that day, but every day, we should we count our every blessing – little or big. One of the many little things I am thankful for? This months Petit Vour Beauty Box! It is based on “holiday travel essentials for the green beauty enthusiast” – perfect! You’ll see a sweet little illustration titled “Give Thanks” on the ever so popular product description card drawn by Mia Charro – once again, she makes the cuuuutest little illustrations! Go follow her if you want to see more of her lovely creations. :) Of course, if you’re not familiar with this monthly beauty box subscription – please click HERE to read my first review and thoughts on this awesome Vegan + Cruelty-Free company!
Happy Wednesday! I’m back with some more Petit Vour Beauty Box for this month! Per usual, if you’re not sure who Petit Vour is, or what they do – please click HERE to read my first review and thoughts on this awesome Vegan + Cruelty-Free company!
So by now we all know that I cannot get enough makeup in my life. I mean, I just love it. From lipsticks, to eyeshadows, foundations, concealers, blush and more…I think it’s so fun! And as a makeup artist, a green beauty blogger and makeup fanatic, it’s always exciting to discover new green cosmetic companies! Ones really striving to create safer, green makeup that works just as great as the conventional brands.
I recently found out that Hynt Beauty is the new re-brand of Christopher Drummond! Make’s TOTAL sense – seeing as how I am obsessed with their (famous) concealer and other great products. Here is a little overview of how Hynt came to be, and what it stands for.
Hynt was born through Co-Founder Meryl Marshall ’s need and passion to find makeup and skincare products that offered her the assurance and confidence that whatever she was putting on her skin was safe, non-irritable and carcinogen-free. (My kinda gal!)
Meryl had recently conquered breast cancer, and so she took great care in educating herself on the product labels and on each of the ingredients formulated into her everyday beauty products. Quickly, her search for skin-healthy but still luxurious beauty essentials turned into an elusive hunt.
To her disappointment, Meryl found that other skin-healthy lines failed to fulfill her desire to use luxuriously textured, richly pigmented, and smartly packaged products. Such aesthetic touches are essential to how a woman feels each time she applies her coveted makeup essentials — magical, beautiful, special.
Meryl decided to create her own cosmetics line using state-of-the-art natural formulations. Now women who prioritize the purity and health of their skin have a glamorous, fun and trust-worthy beauty collection that they can wholeheartedly enjoy every day at any moment.
Just in case you’re completely new to this and don’t feel like clicking on the links I so GRACIOUSLY put…haha, jk…I’ll give ya a little run-down! Every month one of these pretty pink boxes you see above arrives in my mailbox! It’s full of luxurious, non-toxic, vegan beauty goodies for me to try out. In every box received, you’ll get 4-5 decently sized products. Sometimes they’re sample sized, sometimes regular sized! However, for the just $15 a box, I’d say that’s a pretty great deal!
This is a gentle, yet effective everyday cream cleanser. Its ingredients include organic plant oils, wild harvested witch hazel and a touch of castile soap to lift away impurities while providing protective nutrients and leaving my face refreshed and soft. It’s super fresh smelling and it has a great blend of restorative essential oils to combat blemishes and tone the skin. I don’t typically use it at night, just because I find that it won’t remove makeup very well, and I like more of a lather to really get off all my makeup. However, I do enjoy using this in the morning! It gently cleanses my face without stripping the skin of it’s vital moisture – it’s kind of like an oil cleanser that rinses off.
This Cleanser Brush gently exfoliates, eliminating dirt, makeup, dead skin cells and surface pollutants. It is made with extremely soft and gentle synthetic fibers that will exfoliate your skin while you clean, giving skin a beautiful, refreshed glow.
This Scrub Mask is suitable for normal, aging, sensitive, oily & combination skin types & ANY hair type. It contains activated bamboo charcoal that draws dirt and oils out of pores, improves skin texture and absorbs odors. It has some of mother nature’s best clays including rhassoul, activated bamboo charcoal and bentonite.
Some of its key ingredients are: Sea kelp, which is an anti-inflammatory and a natural source of vitamin A, B1, B2, C, D and E. Tamanu oil, which is hydrating and helps to regenerate skin cells. The mask is also rich in fatty acids to reduce the risk of acne and fights free radicals with its antioxidant properties all found in almond meal, and is rich in iodine to combat free radicals and to help keep skin nourished and moisturized.
This eyeliner is a rich chocolate brown, with a semi-matte finish. It is 100% natural and vegan, and made with certified organic antioxidants and soothing ingredients, gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. This pencil is perfect for smudged out smoky eyes, in no time! The creamy moisturizing nutrient-filled formula was designed not to tug or pull on the eye, and it really does the job! (I can’t stand pulling or tugging – who does?!) I really love that this pencil is free of harsh chemicals, dyes, parabens, GMO’s and toxic ingredients.
I can’t wait to see what July’s box holds! :) If you would like to learn more or sign up, it’s super easy! Just head on over to the Petit Vour site to get started, don’t forget that you can cancel at any time! (NO PRESSURE!)
It’s not every day you can find an all natural beauty shop that solely features the best, most luxurious organic and toxic-free products – AND provide makeovers, consultations and more!
“Citrine Natural Beauty Bar opened their flagship store at Biltmore Fashion Park’s UNION in Phoenix AZ in November 2012. Quickly becoming the “it” place to go to get all things naturally glamorous, Citrine strives to always carry the latest and best in all natural and clean beauty products. We carry lines such as Jane Iredale, Tata Harper, RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, May Lindstrom and many more. This is your one stop shop for all your beauty needs. With knowledgeable and highly-trained staff, your experience at Citrine is truly like none you’ve ever had.”
Left to Right: Kjaer Weis Foundation in Like Porcelain, Ilia Neon Angel, Kypris Clearing Serum, and Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask (sample)
One of the things I love about Citrine, is its founder and owner Melissa Lenberg. She not only is passionate about her shop and the wonderful products in it, but she truly values her customers and maintains a great relationship with them!
I was so kindly sent this (pictured above) box of products (that I was able to pick out – how awesome!) and have been using them now for a couple of weeks. I have had some GREAT results and I’d love to share them with you!
Skin: Kjaer Weis Like Porcelain, Lips: Ilia Neon Angel
I cannot tell you how long I’ve searched for the PERFECT skin-like finish organic foundation. One that not only covers decently, but doesn’t look cakey or too shiny. Kjaer Weis Like Porcelain foundation is my new holy grail! It is definitely one of the most luxurious, glamorous line of foundation I’ve ever come across! Some of the things I love about this foundation:
Creamy, blendable, weightless texture with a semi-matte finish.
Contains the highest quality of natural and organic ingredients possible.
It has a luxurious and chic refillable packaging.
Can be used as a concealer, and eyeshadow primer.
Formulated with moisturizing and age-defying ingredients such as Sweet Almond Seed, Coco, and Jojoba oils.
Can be applied by hand or with the Kjaer Weis Foundation Brush. (I love the brush technique the best!)
And…fun-fact! The creator of Kjaer Weis, Kristen, is a renown makeup artist with work featured in Elle, Lucky, Marie Claire and Vogue magazines.
Looking for the perfect hot pink (magenta) pop of colour for your lips this summer? Ilia’s got you. Neon Angel is my new favourite bright lipstick of the moment – a statement piece all in itself. Paired with a minimal, lashy eye, and a glowy bronzed face..you’ll be looking fresh faced and gorgeous!
One of the many reasons I love this lipstick, along with all of Ilia’s lip products is their aesthetic. First and foremast, their packaging is beautiful. I read somewhere once that beauty should be a multi-sensory experience. Personally, I agree! It only adds to the wonderful experience if the packaging looks and feels good. Secondly, I love the texture and finish of this lip product! Neon Angel is more of a creamy matte, perfect, in my opinion. Thirdly, the lipstick is long-wearing! Of course, like any lipstick it can come off eventually (especially if you’re actively eating and drinking), but it still leaves a nice stain of colour at the end of its wear. Gotta love that! And last, but definitely not least (cus this is huge in my opinion), the taste! I’m super picky about how lip products taste and smell on the lips. This one is pretty neutral, with faint hints of vanilla.
I know I’m not the only one wanting to achieve these flawless looks with flawless skin! Kypris Clearing Serumpromises to heal blemishes, reduce evidence of older blemishes, and reduce redness. It’s supposed to be good for both fussy skin, and recently shaved, waxed, or threaded skin. You can also use it as a spot treatment.
There are 25 Active Natural Ingredients. Some of the key ingredients are:
The immune system’s mineral friend, Zinc, balances sebum production while inspiring skin’s natural protective mechanisms to modulate inflammation whether caused by blemishes or irritations.
Apple Fruit extract imparts Alpha Hydroxy Acids to minimize the appearance of blemishes, old and new.
A proprietary blend of lavender, niaouli, and tea tree essential oils minimize the appearance of scars and reinforce skin’s barrier function all while challenging acne-causing bacteria.
Willow Bark extract delivers its active salicins to smooth, heal, and restore imbalanced complexions.
Liposome encapsulated Centella asiatica extract supports the health of skin’s connective tissues for calm, plump skin.
Citrine Beauty, amongst these wonderful three full-sized products, also included a sample of Tata Harpers Resurfacing Mask. Of course, all the hype you’ve heard on this mask is spot on. This award-winning beta-hydroxy treatment works like a traditional peel to provide an instant solution for dull skin – without causing downtime or irritation. It delivers an instant glow, minimizes the appearance of pores and improves texture for smooth, glowing skin. It’s formulated to deeply purify and help decongest surface debris and dead skin for a refreshed, instantly revitalized appearance. I love this stuff and will definitely be buying more in the near future!
If you’re keen on shopping this product, and all of the other products mentioned in this post, definitely head over toCitrine Natural Skin now to shop everything 15% with code sammieat checkout – valid until June 28th, and valid on everything except Tata Harper! You can find Citrine Beauty on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.
Any questions you may have on any of the products, just leave me a comment below! I’ll be happy to answer them! :)