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Petit Vour September Box!

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This months Petit Vour Beauty Box is so great! I can’t wait to dive in and give you a rundown on all the products – but first, if you’re not sure who Petit Vour is, or what they do… click HERE to read my first ever review and thoughts on this cute little company!

 

Now, let’s start! We’ve got some great goodies this month! And can we just take a moment to admire the beautiful card in this month’s box!? Illustrator Mia Charro (@miacharro) designed it. So pretty!

 

This months following items were:

Blissoma Herbal Gel Cleanser (2oz) ($16):  Free is a duo-purpose, restorative gel cleanser for when you need to remove difficult makeup and all the day’s dirt in one easy, healing wash. It’s perfect for the most reactive and allergic skin types due to it’s super pure, simple, and elegant botanical ingredients. Together in this beautifully balanced gel, herbs, soapbark, and gentle organic oils come together to rinse skin clean and balance it all at once.

 

Organic, food-grade Soapbark extract makes bubbles for your face, so you get a nice sudsing action. Along with that, an infusion of organic Yerba Mate sweeps over your skin bringing with it 196 active compounds. That’s more than the ever-popular Green Tea. The 11 Polyphenols Yerba Mate boasts possess potent cell protective properties. Combined with anti-inflammatory Olive Leaf, soothing Linden, regenerating Self Heal (Prunella), and gentle Cornflowers your skin has every reason to be restored. Even the delicate eye area can be easily washed free of waterproof makeup without tugging or any skin distress.

 

This gel rinses to a lighter and almost “squeaky” clean. It’s still free of any actual soaps though, and is the correct, skin-friendly, acidic PH. Free is also decidedly and appropriately “free” of even natural origin irritants. Free has no scents at all, no ethyl alcohol (grain alcohol), gluten, or nut ingredients, and avoids the usual list of synthetic nasties that never appear in our recipes. If you have really reactive skin then this cleanser is going to be your bff!


 

Elate Cosmetics Lipstick (Lively) ($17): I am obsessed with this lipstick! Actually, it’s a lipstick that acts more as a lip-tint – which I am not mad about!

It’s absolutely incredible, and super gorgeous on! Made with shea and mango butter, scented with organic vanilla essential oils..Elate doesn’t skimp on amazing, good-for-you ingredients!I love wearing it when I need moisture (seriously, that mango butter and shea do it well!) and a quick allover wash of colour on my lips! LOVE!


 

Mahalo Pele Mask (No Size Listed. Full Size $64 for 1.7oz):  This is a detoxifying bioactive mask that transforms dry, tired skin into a glowing complexion. It tightens pores, boosts circulation and cell-renewal, calms inflammations, combats and heals blemishes, fades dullness and reduces the signs of aging! You can mix it with water or hydrosol (herbal/floral water) and use it once a week. It can also be used as a spot treatment, which is always great, and now makes it a a nifty little two-in-one product!


 

MSC Skin Care Exfoliating Body Scrub (No Size Listed. Full Size $33 for 10.5oz): This grapefruit and spearmint body scrub is all organic and a dual-action exfoliator! The raw sugar exfoliates and removes dead skin cells, while a combination of shea butter, sunflower oil, and rice bran oil nourish fresh skin. It’s super invigorating, and super delicious smelling – surely your morning showers will be that much more awakening with this awesome little scrub!


 

As always, I highly recommend signing up for this monthly beauty box! It’s extremely easy to do and takes no time at all, and you can cancel at anytime! Make your way over to the Petit Vour website to get started!

 

You can find Petit Vour on:

Instagram: @petitvour

Twitter: @PetitVour

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetitVour

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/petitvour/

Tumblr: http://petitvour.tumblr.com/

xo

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“Moon River” sang by Audrey Hepburn from (one of my favourite classic movies) Breakfast At Tiffany’s!

Spa Heroe’s To The Rescue! June Unboxing.

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YES. Another amazing non-toxic, organic beauty box subscription to chat about! I love a great beauty box! Okay, so I’m a bit late to the June unboxing…don’t be mad! Either way, these are so fun! Today, I’ll be sharing with you the June beauty box kindly sent to me by Spa Heroes. This company is on a mission, a very specific one:

“We’re on a mission to change the way you look at skin care – and hair care and sun care and any other beauty product that touches your skin.”

Fun fact: Did you know that beauty product ingredient regulations in the U.S. haven’t had a serious update since 1948? In the meantime, the European Union has banned nearly 1,373 beauty product ingredients that research has shown to be harmful to personal health.

“We think you’re exceptional. Your skincare products should be, too.”

Spa Heroes curated beauty product selections are all completely free and clear of ingredients that could be hazardous to your health. Instead, each one is packed with natural Superpower ingredients that activate your body’s very own beauty superpowers like cell regeneration, moisture retention, and the glow of good health. (Who wants the good health glow!? ME!!!!)

 

When you subscribe to Spa Heroes monthly beauty box, you receive one full-sized beauty product every month. Each and every Hero Product meets SH’s healthy ingredient, high-performance criteria and has been approved by our esteemed panel of Spa Experts. They’ve done some serious homework on these products, so you don’t have to!

“We’re committed to creating a culture of wellness, joy and ease.”

Your monthly beauty box subscription to Spa Heroes saves you money on first-run, super fresh products. Subscribers can enjoy a discounted price on monthly selections – up to almost 60% off – and the luxury of the some of the spa world’s most effective products delivered right to your door. You also get first dibs on special offers, private sales and spa discounts offered by our Experts’ spas. I mean…win/win anyone? (Here’s the exact subscription info from their site!)

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Another thing! What I think is so unique about Spa Heroes is their Pocket Guide of Ingredient Intelligence I’ve attached below!

 

The guide, which you receive printed in your monthly beauty box, breaks down the 20 most prevalent toxic ingredients, and highlights all the natural superpowers and how they benefit your skin. I think it is so amazing that Spa Heroes keeps out more than just the 20 Villains! Basically, the guide is meant to help women eliminate some of the worst of what’s out there, easily, so it’s not an intimidating research project. A guide, guiding (ha) you to make the right, healthy, non-toxic choices – perfect!

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So, let’s get to unboxing, shall we!? There’s a lot of good stuff in June’s box that I can’t wait to share with you all!

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L – R: JAVA Bar Soap, JAVA Lip Scrub and Double Shot Body Serum by JAVA

 

JAVA is the brand featured in Spa Heroes June Beauty Box this month! It came with one full sized JAVA Double Shot Body Serum. This Body Serum….oh man. Easily has become my favourite! (Along with my Kumari Body Oil)  This coffee-infused brightening serum treats your body to the same antioxidant protection you give your face, leaving it soft-to-the-touch smooth and toned. Plus, its scent is light and lovely! This serum will benefit you in more than one way! You’ll get:

 

  • Supreme antioxidant protection
  • Firmer, smoother skin
  • Long-lasting all-over hydration
  • Superpower Ingredients: Argan Oil, Green Coffee Extract, Pumpkin Seed Oil

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JAVA Lip Scrub

This tasty lil coffee lip scrub (pictured above) and an exfoliating bar of soap (full size!) were also included in the box!

 

The JAVA Bar Soap is an all natural soap blended with artisan roasted coffee and green coffee extract designed to exfoliate and cleanse the skin. It’s extra smoothing and firming, plus…

 

  • Gently exfoliates your skin
  • Provides super hydration
  • Prevents moisture loss
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Boosts cell turnover
  • Brightens and softens skin
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Deodorant treatment

I know this month is almost over – but this post will (hopefully) give you incentive to hurry on over to the Spa Heroes website and subscribe to their July box, because YOU DEFINITELY don’t want to miss out on this upcoming months beauty box! I know for a fact that it is well over $100 dollars worth of organic treats! Amazing!? Also, if you’ve come this far in this blog post – you get to use the code SAMMIE at checkout to receive $10 off any level of a new Spa Heroes subscription!

 

Side-note: If you’re not completely happy with the products received, they will absolutely refund you! The ladies at SH want to take care of you. They are committed to heroic customer service. :)

 

Twitter: @SpaHeroes

Instagram: @spaheroes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spaheroessubscription

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/spaheroes

Petit Vour Beauty Box

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Beauty Boxes have been all the rage lately, containing beauty samples and other skincare products (sometimes full sized) that make you look and feel beautiful, and – if you’re lucky – aren’t even released in stores yet! Not only are they great for the smaller sample sized products that won’t clog up your bathroom cabinets – but many of the subscriptions average out to less than 20 bucks a month, but still provide a value of twice that or more! That’s pretty great! The only downfall these boxes such as Ipsy, Birchbox and Glossybox (to name a few) have is, they don’t always contain products with the friendliest of ingredients. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out you could get a beauty box that carried some safer, organic, cruelty-free and luxury (yes, luxury) vegan brands! It also has the cutest little French name! ;)

 

Petit Vour delivers monthly, wonderful little beauty products right to your doorstep. Inside your cute pink box, you’ll find four to five personalized beauty products for you to apply, blend, buff, lather, soak, and spray. These beauty samples are generously sized (and sometimes full-sized! Love that!), with enough product for you to figure out if it’s right for you. Thank goodness, cus Lord knows I am picky and always love trying samples before making a solid decision.

 

There are a few different options to choose from, one month, three months and six months. My pick and the best bang for your buck, is the one month at only $15. The $15 also includes free shipping and 20% of your order goes back to you! Pretty great deal, if you ask me!

 

What I Received In My Box:

 

  • Suntegrity’s “5 In 1” Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen – Tinted (sample size)
  • Lauren B’s Nail Couture nail polish (full sized)
  • Box Natural’s Luxe Towelettes (2 samples)
  • The Konjac Sponge Co’s French Pink Clay Facial Puff Sponge

 

I highly recommend signing up! It’s super easy and takes no time at all – plus, you can cancel at anytime! Head over to the Petit Vour website to get started!

 

You can find Petit Vour on:

Instagram: @petitvour

Twitter: @PetitVour

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PetitVour

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/petitvour/

Tumblr: http://petitvour.tumblr.com/

xo

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Oh, and in honour of all things French – here’s a great tune by Christine and the Queens, “Saint Claude”.

 

 

January Shows in Charlotte, NC

(Most of the bands shown have a link to their Facebook page & a link to the venue they’re playing at. Just click!)

 

01-04-2014
Elsa CrossJem Crossland & the Hypertonics
Puckett’s Farm EquipmentCharlotte, NC
Show: 10:00 PM
Gen. Admission: TBA
I believe it is all ages, but it was not clarified.

 

01-04-2014
Jay-Z
Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC
Show: 8:00 PM
Admission varies from $42.55 – $143.20
All Ages (Not that I’d really let a 10 year old child attend..)

 

 

01-06-2014
Whetherman
The Evening MuseCharlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $3
All Ages

 

 

01-10-2014
Eliot BronsonKellin Watson
The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $8
All Ages

 

01-10-2014
Percy Sledge
Tremont Music HallCharlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $25
All Ages

 

01-10-2014
Face to Face – Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
The FillmoreCharlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $10
All Ages

 

 

01-12-2014
B.B. King
Blumenthal Performing Arts CenterCharlotte, NC
Show: 7:00 PM
Admission varies from $54.50 – $149.50
All Ages

 

 

01-14-2014
Rusted Root & Donna The Buffalo
Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $17.50
16+

 

 

01-17-2014
The Farewell Drifters
The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $12
All Ages

 

01-17-2014
Math The BandGearjammerJustin AswellAppalucia
The MilestoneCharlotte, NC
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $5
18+

 

 

01-18-2014
Paul Oakenfold
Phoenix, Charlotte, NC
Show: 10:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $15
21+

 

 

01-23-2014
New Politics, Magic ManSleeper Agent
Amos’ Southend, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission:
All Ages

 

 

01-24-2014
Phosphorescent
The Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $15 Advance / $18 Day of show
All Ages

 

01-24-2014
Carnage
Label, Charlotte, NC
Show: 9:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $13.54 / VIP (21+) $24.09
All Ages except VIP

 

 

01-25-2014
Catie Curtis
The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $15
All Ages

 

 

01-27-2014
The Front BottomsYou Blew It!, It Looks Sad, That’s Why I Said It’s You
Tremont Music Hall – The Casbah, Charlotte, NC
Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $10 – $12
All Ages

 

 

01-29-2014
Angwish
Crown Station, Charlotte, NC
Show: 7:00 PM
Gen. Admission: FREE!
All Ages

 

 

01-31-2014
Dyro
Label, Charlotte, NC
Show: 10:00 PM
Gen. Admission: $13.54 / VIP (21+) $24.09
18+ except VIP

 

*All information received through TImbreCharlotte Event Calendar and Facebook.