PR Box Unboxing – Everything Cruelty Free

 

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog post! February is always such a crazy month for me.  So many holiday celebrations, we just celebrated V-Day and Chinese New Year which happened to be on the same month this year. This month, I’m really excited to be sharing a PR Box Unboxing with your guys. There are some interesting and new baby products in this box. A big thanks to my wonderful PR agent for sending me this free samples.

PR Box Unboxing
*PR Samples

If like me you’re a fan of organic, natural and cruelty free products then you’ll know how amazing these formulas and products really are.

The Green Beaver Company

First thing I want to talk about are The Green Beaver Company Baby Wash and Baby Lotion. A Canadian family company founded on the belief that the best ingredients come from Mother Nature. This brand is certified Organic! These stuff are amazing, the formulas are made with your baby benefits in mind. When I use baby wash and baby lotion on my little guy multi-days in a week, I want to know that there’s skin food benefits in them.

What it does: 

Fragrance Free Baby Wash – it’s infused with their exclusive organic chamomile flower extract to provide extra needed hydration and soothing nourishment for baby’s delicate skin, scalp and hair. Also available in Calming Lavender. I’m glad that like me, you only want the best baby products for your kids. Head over to your nearest drugstore and give this a try!  

Baby Lotion – consist of soothing organic chamomile and pure Canadian sunflower oil, our baby lotion will gently moisturize your baby’s delicate skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Perfect for winter and dry weather!

#leapingbunny Cruelty Free logo

What’s great about this whole process is that you can find logos of what this product is free of on the packaging. Look for the certified logo of a leaping bunny if you’re looking for a cruelty free product and several other logos that shows what it’s Free of.

#Weleda Baby

Weleda has a vast range of products for face, body, baby and your personal care with affordable prices and great quality products. Here’s a brief history and value behind this brand which I thought might interest you. “Our purpose is to cultivate beauty. We are committed to supporting your overall wellbeing and beauty, and that of every living being. We strive for each of us to be empowered to cultivate beauty in the world, for ourselves, for our children and the future of our planet.” I love supporting brands and companies that holds the same shared values.  Have you found your inner nature?

Weleda Diaper Cream

Diaper Care Cream for that gentle protection on your baby’s delicate skin. I share some product swatches below for your convenience. Well, I don’t have a small baby to test it on but I’ll be curiuos to hear what’s your thoughts on this one if you’ve try it on your baby already! 

What it does: It claims to soothes skin and diminishes the appearance of redness from day one. Do you agree with their claim? Comment below.

Weleda Face Cream

Next baby care product is the Weleda Nourishing Face Cream that feels so creamy and smooth to touch. It smells so good and relaxing at the same time. I really like the scent of this Calendula flower extracts. I can smell it all day!

What it does: Moisturizing, soothing, easily absorbed, shelters skin from dryness. Helps support skin’s moisture balance and leaves it velvety-soft. I honestly believe this cream is a must-have during this dry winter season. Suitable for use by adults with sensitive skin, too! I can’t wait to give this a test run!

Weleda Skinfood

Weleda Skin Food cream feels so moist and hydrated on the skin. It has the natural plant extract scents that’s so aromatherapeutic making my body feeling extremely calm and relaxed. I could feel it almost immediately when I had it on. I like treating my skin with skinfood and needless to say I’m now completely hooked!

What it does: For dry and rough skin. Formulated with plant extract traditionally used to soothe the skin. Skin Food hydrates skin to give you that healthy-looking glow. I urge you to give it a go!

#Suro Kids Organic Syrup
Made in Canada

Suro Organic Elderberberry Syrup is great to fighting cold, cough and sore throat. A weeks ago, my little guy caught the worst winter flu plague ever. The fever, flu and cough took a huge toll on his health. It was so bad that, I’ve to rush to our nearest pharmacy to grab a bottle of cold and fever mixture to calm his fever down. One thing I learned that day was, as a parent it’s advisable to always have a cold mixture on standby all year round. I was grateful to receive this in my pr box, it pretty much got my kid covered from now on.

What it does: Traditionally used in herbal medicine to help fight colds and relieve sore throats, cough and fever. For fast, effective relief from colds and flu, cough and soreOREthroat. Elderberries contain over 2 to 3X the antioxidant value of blueberries. This product is all natural, gluten free, preservative free and kid safe.

Iboo bamboo Baby

Moving on to the next two products from the Boo Bamboo Baby range are the Biodegradable Baby Wipes and Baby Natural Sunscreen Spray for kids.

What it does:

Boo Bamboo Biodegradable Baby Wipes – are made of ultra soft, eco-friendly, 100% unbleached bamboo cloth. Safely and gently cleanses baby’s face and body using the highest quality, natural and organic ingredients. 12 sheets for $2.99 a pack. For a smooth and soft baby butt skin your baby will thank you for later, try this on your baby. This stuff is cruelty free, gluten and vegan free.

SPF 30 Kids & Baby Natural Sunscreen Spray Mini – specially formulated, gentle Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection to shield your baby from sun damage. It claims to be fast absorbing, non-white cast and unscented. Spray it as instructed and just leave the rest to the sunscreen!

Radius Organic Baby

Last but not least, I got two items from a good organic brand that in my opinion was a bit under-rated, and it’s the Radius Organic Children Toothpaste in Coconut Banana and the Baby Toothbrush.

I wish I found this brand when my kids were still a baby but t’s not too late for my little ones to still use and enjoy its flavorful toothpaste.

What it does: 

USDA Organic Children’s Toothpaste – the unique formula is certified USDA organic, delivering a natural deep clean, minus any unpronounceable chemicals or additives. It’s quite literally good enough to eat. If you’re looking for a product that’s utterly organic, hs natural whitening, eliminate nasties and tasty, look no further. This is a must-try for your baby!

Pure Baby Toothbrush – Designed for the delicate teeth and gums of 6–18 month olds, it softly massages the whole mouth as it works to remove plaque buildup on your little one’s tiny teeth. RADIUS® products do not contain BPA. Never have. Never will. You can trust and count on them!

So if you’re interested on natural and cruelty free products, look no further. Give these products a try!

I hope you guys find this useful especially those with young kids. Let me know which you’ll probably pick for your little ones. I’d like to know if you’re inspired by any of this box unboxing in the comment below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sticking around.

Sharon xoxo

 

 

Disclaimer:  I only work with brands I love, so thank you for helping me to support them. I received these products for free in exchange for sharing my experience, all thought and opinions are my own. The products shown in this blog post were sent to my by a PR company for consideration. The post is not sponsored. 

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An Introduction to Bochéry Lab Esthétique

 

Hey guys! Since December is a Blogmas month, I thought it would be nice for me to add another bonus post for you guys. The other week I was lucky enough to receive a package containing some top up skincare products that I’m excited to test them out.

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*PR Samples

This is my first time trying out the Nano Face Lab product line by Bochéry. They’re full size products and comes in a nice metallic grey tube packaging which I find it to be convenient and travel friendly.

nano firming neck

The first product I want to talk to you about is the Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream works as an agent to help delay double chin and decreases the wrinkles of the neck and décolleté (low neckline). I love using firming neck cream in my evening skincare routine just before going to bed. As we age, overtime the skin around the neck will lose its tone and firmness. I’ve seen that on my mom and my aunts and let me tell you that it’s never to early to take care of your skin and the neck area properly.

firming neck swatch Bochery

The creamy formula feels feather light on the skin one might mistaken it for a gel silicone base but it’s not. It has a nice scents that’s so relaxing. I’ve tested this product for a week now and I like how my skin toned up but I think it’s still too early for me to conclude if this product really helps on skin firming or not. I’ll be back to report more of the updates in the coming weeks.

Nano Anti-Age Cream

I’ve always wanted to use Anti-Age Cream on a daily basis and after using this stuff for more than a week my fine lines skin days are finally over. I completely adores this cream. The formula feels moisturizing and so good on the skin. I notice my skin looking more radiant and it doesn’t feel so dry as before. I’ll definitely adding this to my skincare routine.

Swatch anti wrinkle cream

I like wearing it on a bare face but you can wear it over the top of your makeup so do whatever floats your boat. All in all I love this stuff!

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Last but not least is the Bochéry Anti-Wrinkle Lift Serum that I’ve been so obsessed with since I started using it. This serum helps to target on my fine lines that need the most attention. I like to wear it under my night cream. It feels cooling when I first applied them. It absorbs fast and I can immediately see the revitalized effect almost immediately. I’m quite impressed with the performance so far.

Bocheryliftserumpump

I appreciate tube packaging that comes in a pump format. It makes life so much easier. Just one pump is all you need for the entire face. So definitely give this a go if you’re on the market for a heavy duty lift serum.

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So there you’ve it, some of the products that I’ve acquired from Bochéry lately. If you’re new to this brand then make sure you try some of the products I’ve mentioned above.

Thanks so much for stopping by and read. I hope you find this post helpful and comment below which ones are your favorites and if there’s anything you think I need to try next!

Sharon xoxo

 

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Sephora VIB Rouge 20% Sale – Mini Beauty Haul

 

Hey everybody! Today’s post is a mini beauty haul I just picked up from the Sephora’s VIB Rouge 20% Sale. 

I got a Anastasia Beverly Hill Prism Eye Shadow Palette and also the Tory Burch Deluxe Mini Duo which are their limited edition holiday collections.

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Prism Eye Shadow Palette (C$55)

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I didn’t pick up the Subculture Palette after having heard so many mixed reviews of how the formulation flopped. So, instead when I heard of their new released of the limited edition Prism Palette I was like yes, just take my money. It’s super glam and more up my alley. Long story short, I got mine from Sephora using the VIB Rouge 20% Sale rebate and I also take advantage of the 2.5% cash back with purchase with ebates.

I like the packaging. It’s very sleek and travel friendly. The outside packaging is so elegant and luxurious. The smooth and velvety felt material with the gold lettering just seals the deal (except it will get dirty fast if you’re not careful) but other than that, it’s a great palette.

BH Prism Palette Color Swatch

Consist of 14  shades that features universal neutrals and prismatic metallics such as the following;

  • Lucid (duo chrome white gold with pink reflect)
  • Eden (ultra-matte coral pink)
  • Unity (ultra-matte nude ochre)
  • Sphinx (metallic warm bronze)
  • Osiris (duo chrome midnight violet with red reflect)
  • Sphere (ultra-matte electric green yellow)
  • Obsidian (ultra-matte deep black)
  • Dimension (duo chrome silver grey with pink reflect)
  • Parallel (ultra-matte truffle)
  • Pyramid (metallic yellow gold with green reflect)
  • Throne (duo chrome blackened blue-green with multi-color reflect)
  • Saturn (ultra-matte terracotta)
  • Eternal (metallic violet copper)
  • Lure (ultra-matte ashy lilac)

I really did like this though, the fun mixed color selections are just amazing. It has a few really beautiful natural neutral warm and some intense bold cool tone shadows. You get a good even ratio of matte and shimmer shades out of this palette. I’ve been wearing this none stop for the past two weeks and testing it out. The formulation is creamy, super blendable and highly pigmented. There’s some kick up but nothing major.

ABH Prism Color Swatch

Honestly, the shade Sphere is so unique in my opinion. It won’t be for everyone but I’m liking it. I love all the colors in this palette especially Throne, Saturn and Lure, they’re easy to blend and very user friendly. Simply put, I want to think that it’s a do-it-all kind of palette, perfect for the sultry, bold, subtle, or even that daytime glow that wil look great against any skin tones. Totally worth to buy! 

Tor Burch Mini Duo

Tory Burch Deluxe Mini Duo (C$26)

Let me start by saying that I’m a perfume hoarder but I’m also very picky when it comes to certain perfumes. I’m not an expert in this field and neither am I trying to say that I am. I wish I’ve that ability! I just know what I like, that’s it that’s all.
When I did a swap on this duo, I surprised myself of how much I enjoy the scents. I know I’ll be wearing them everyday and never be tired of it.
This set contains:
– 0.24 oz/ 7 ml Tory Burch Signature Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini
– 0.24 oz/ 7 ml Tory Burch Love Relentlessly Eau de Parfum Deluxe Mini
It’s a good fragrance especially for those who loves all things Tory Burch.

Tory Burch Eau de Toilette

TORY BURCH Eau De Toilette (Regular size C$108 for 1.7 oz)

It’s definitely a lighter smell than the musky, woodsy scents that I was expecting but the citrusy scents was spot on. I like the clean and fresh scents that’s feminine but not girly and also I want something that makes me feel “put together” even in jeans and t-shirt at the take out restaurant.

Notes:

Neroli, Grapefruit, Cassis, Bergamot, Peony, Tuberose, Jasmine Sambac, Vetiver, Sandalwood.

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TORY BURCH Love Relentlessly (Regular size C$102 for 1.7 oz) 

It makes me feel happy every time I wear it. I don’t have many floral perfume to be honest but this one just won me over. I’m like this is the one! I like the the floral scent which wasn’t overwhelming but has an edge to it, if that makes sense. The way I’d describe this perfume is that it’s light to the nostril but yet the sweet scents lingers. It long wearing and I always gets compliment when I wear it.

Key Notes:

Pink Pepper, Rose, Orris, Sandalwood
It’s not to strong, not to soft but just right! If you like sweet perfume you’re going to love it.
Thank you so much for stopping by and read. I planning on starting a new series #Blogmasbagmonday this December. Would this interests you? Don’t forget to comment down below.

Sharon xoxo

 

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Top Box Luxury Essentials LE

 

Hey everybody! Thanks so much for stopping by and here’s the story I’ve been getting more requests to feature a more luxury brand makeup on my blog. I’m talking brands like Bobbi Brown, GlamGlow, Darphin and more from this box that’s I’ll be talking here in this blog.

TOPBOX Luxury Essentials

I do understand your concern to know whether products like this are really much better than the products you can get from the drugstore. You know that I’m very familiar with what’s happening at the drugstore but admittedly I haven’t tried or dabbled quite enough products from very high end price range just so you know.

TOPBOX PR samples
#press samples

I’ve been experimenting them on and off for about the past weeks so let’s jump in.

First thing first, I’ll show you what’s in this Luxury Essentials box.

#TOPBOX BEAUTY BOX
Deluxe & Mini size samples
  • Smashbox | Photo Finish Foundation Primer (7.1mL deluxe sample)
  • Bobbi Brown | Crushed Lip Colour – Ruby (2.25g deluxe sample)
  • Darphin | Exquisâge Beauty Revealing Cream (4mL deluxe sample)
  • Estée Lauder | Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex ll (7mL deluxe sample)
  • Clinique | TAKE THE DAY OFF MAKEUP REMOVER (50mL deluxe sample)
  • GlamGlow | SUPERMUD (15g deluxe sample)

CLINIQUE MAKEUP REMOVER

First thing I like to talk about is the Clinique Take the day off Makeup Remover. Whenever anyone asks me which oil free makeup remover I’d recommend, I pretty much always say Clinique.

I’ve just went through my first bottle recently and was pleased when I received a deluxe size sample as back up. This is my favorite makeup remover this month. I use it on my eyes, lips and even on my face and it does a great job in removing all. I don’t have to rub my eyeballs out with this product. A gentle wipes is all it takes to remove all your stubborn eye makeup. It does seems a little pricey for a makeup remover but it totally worth it on how well it performs. This stuff is magic!

GLAMGLOW FACE TREATMENT

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment is a little bit on a hefty price but I’ve good experience with this product so far. It’s my third time trying it last week and I actually like it. It cleans my pores out like no other while giving it a blur out look. I notice the blackheads around my nose is not visible. The smell reminds me of the chinese herbal roots medicine that my granny used to brew when I was little. It’s not terrible actually, you just got to get used to it. This product dries up pretty quickly on the skin so, be sure to apply it fast then leave it on for 5-20 minutes and let it do its magic. You might feel a little tingling for a second or two as the mud started to do its thing. My skin felt really clean after this, I mean really really clean and soft. 

If you’ve sensitive skin then you might want to skip on this one.

ESTEE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR

Moving on is the Advanced Night Repair by Estee Lauder. I just want to say tell you guys upfront that his product is not new to me. I’ve used it long before I started blogging and have been loving it since then. I just felt like I didn’t have a great opportunity to talk about it until now. So here we go! I’m going to say that this repair serum is a hidden gem type of status.

I had first wore this product it my late twenties, and fast forward to today I’m revisiting a product that I truly love. When I got this sample, I immediately start using it. I’m so impressed with the improvement on my skin. I notice my skin looks radiant and smooth in texture wise. A flashback on why I love it was because this serum really helps reduce fine lines on my forehead significantly.  I was glad I started early with this product. It works great and I highly recommend it! It’s like walking back on memory lane.

DARPHIN SKINCARE
Exquisâge Beauty Revealing Serum

My first time trying out this brand by Darphin is awesome. As we all know, skincare product is something that just can’t be a one time thing because it needs time to work. . So, let just say that I’m in the stage of figuring it out now but I can tell you that after using it for about two weeks now, I notice my skin feels firmer and less dull.

It’s a lightweight gel that keeps my skin feeling well hydrated. It’s not greasy or drying at all in case you’re curious to know. I can’t stop falling in love with this heavenly scents. It smell so so good! For product that really works, I would change my skincare regimen for this. Major thumbs up from me!

SMASHBOX PHOTO FINISH PRIMER

In this box you’ll also get a mini size version of the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. This product has been in the market for a while and a lot of people has been talking about it. I’ve heard many mixed reviews about this product but I’m one of the many that find this primer works well on me.

I wore it again for my daughter’s birthday dinner last night and I got so many compliments on my flawless makeup. This primer is a dream come true. It’s super lightweight, feels wonderfully silky and gives my skin a flawless look. I’ve never felt anything quite like it before and it felt almost high-tech in my opinion. What do you think? Have you tried this primer before? Share it in the comments below.

I like to apply them all over my face. You just need a small pea size product to cover the whole face. Once set, I go ahead to apply my foundation and the rest of my makeup. This primer is a universal translucent gel that works for every skin tone. Perfect!

BOBBI BROWN LIPSTICK

I usually buy lipsticks in mauve nude or classic red so when I saw this in my TopBox essentials I just flipped out. A gorgeous mini by Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in the shade Ruby. It’s described as a mid-tone ruby red.

Lately I’ve been rocking on some of my favorite darker red and berry lipsticks and since you guys like the lip swatches I did on my previous posts. I thought I’d put a #LOTD in this post as well.

#LOTD Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip
#LOTD in the shade Ruby

I gave it a whirl and boy look how pretty is this! It’s definitely ruby on my lips you guys. The formula goes on sheer and pigmented. It feels very comfortable on the lips. It’s save to say it qualifies for MLBB (My Lips But Better) lipstick. A smooth, sheer and satin shade that I think will look great on anyone this holiday seasons. You need to try Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color if you haven’t already.

Do let me know in the comment if you like to see this type of post again or just sprinkle in more luxury product reviews on my blog. Bear in mind that I’m by no means abandoning drugstore like that’s my happy place.

What do you think? Would you pick up this box? Let me know in the comments!

I’m just happy with these products. Many thanks to TOPBOX for these gorgeous press samples. You can enjoy a 15% off your first purchase with the offer code TOPBOX15! 

Thank you guys for taking the time to read and I hope this was helpful for you. I’ll talk to you guys very soon. Bye!

Sharon xoxo

 

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