Juara Java Plum & Avocado Nourishing Mask | Sample Series 

*Can only attest to results from the sample size use.* 

I found this in my little box of sample products. I can’t recall where it came from (99% positive it was a Petit Vour Box), but it sparked my interest! Juara is a brand I enjoy, and I’m a face mask junkie.

Claims:

“Leaves skin soft, plump and radiant

Immediately relieves dry, stressed skin

Helps reduce the appearance of dehydration lines

May also be left on as an overnight moisture treatment.”

Ingredients:

“100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water/Aqua, Cocoglycerides*, Shea (Butyrospermum parkii) Butter, Dicaprylyl Carbonate*, Stearyl Alcohol*, Behenyl Alcohol*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Glycerin, Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil, Lecithin*, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols*, Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa) Fruit Oil, Java Plum (Spondias mombin) Pulp Extract, Mango (Mangifera indica) Pulp Extract, Banana (Musa sapientum) Pulp Extract, Plum (Prunus domestica) Fruit Extract, Neem (Melia Azadirachta) Leaf Extract, Neem (Melia Azadirachta) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum*, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin | *Certified Organic Ingredient”

My Experience:


I found that the mask was extremely creamy, had no scent, and was very easy to use. I loved that I just put in a thin layer of it before bed while winding down and it just seeps in! 

The next morning my skin was always extremely soft and best of all stayed hydrated for a few days! If you have dry skin, this could be face changing. I think this mask would be perfect for the cold, skin moisture sucking weather that will be coming up soon. 

At first I though the $38 retail value was too much. But, this mask is essentially perfect for my dry dull skin. You can get it, HERE, on the Petit Vour site, where you earn point for your purchase, so it’s almost like it’s not $38! 

🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁 I need it. I will be purchasing this five leaf mask. 

I hope you enjoyed this little review! Thank you so much for stopping by!! I have some big things coming up for y’all! 

What is your favorite face mask?? Comment below!

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Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara | CF & Vegan Mascara Review

If you have stuf with me for a little bit, then you saw that the BWC Full Volume Mascara in “Black”, was featured in the summer Vegan Cuts Makeup Box. You would also know that I was PUMPED to try it! I had been wanting to for quite sometime, but couldn’t bring my self to shell out the $25.95 that it costs. Now that I have finally gotten to experience it, I am here to tell you what I thought.

First, let’s start with the actual product claims, ingredients, the deets. 

Claims

“ FULL VOLUME MASCARA MAXIMUM LENGTH AND THICKNESS

DOUBLE DEPTH BRUSH MAXIMISES EXTENSION AND THICKNESS FOR EXTRA VOLUME”

Ingredients 

“ Aqua/water, Iron Oxides,Oryza Sativa Bran Cera (Rice Wax),VP/VA Copolymer,

Butylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-5 Laurate, Acacia Senegal Gum (Acacia Wax),

Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera

Cera/copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Cera/rhus

Verniciflua PeelWax (Japanese Fruit Wax), Nylon-66, Hydrogenated Lecithin,

Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ultramarines,

Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Powder,

Benzyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil,Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Biotin.”

My thoughts

I am going to set this up a little different than normal, I have a lot of thoughts on this little lady. 

The wand:


The wand is amazing. It really grabs each lash and helps to give the lashes Volume as it is intended to. But, it is also pretty large, so this isn’t doming that is easy to apply to the lower lashes. Which is fine, I’m extra enough to have a separate lower lash Mascara. 

The Formula:

This formula and I have a love/hate relationship. I love the length and volume it gives my lashes. But, damn do I hate how wet of a formula it is. If I had liner on my upper lash line it was fine, but if I didn’t good gracious could you see the transfer. It literally looked like I used a liner pen that was running out of ink and I just didn’t care. 

Then again, if I had my upper lash line well, lined, it was great! I mean….look!!


This Mascara is extremely easy to build. Now, keep in mind I’m in a phase where I’m digging the slightly clumped lash look. If that isn’t your taste you may not vibe with this Mascara if you like the “false affect”. I refuse to use falsies anymore, so it’s almost like a false lash placebo for me. 

I am giving this product 👻👻👻👻 . It lost a ghost because of how wet of a formula it has. I would not pay the full $25.95 for a four ghost product. But, would purchase it if it was on sale. 

If you would like to purchase The BWC Full Volume Mascara for yourself, of check out what else they have to offer, you can do so, HERE!

That’s it for my review. Thank you so much for stopping by! What are your thoughts on this Mascara? What is your favorite CF & Vegan Mascara? Comment below!

IG and SC @manda_janette 

Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum | Sample Series 

Derma E is a brand I really love. It is cruelty free, vegan, and can be purchased on Ultas website! 

Tonight’s post is going to focus on the trial size of their VitaminC Concentrated Serum with Hyaluronic Acid.

Claims 

“This concentrated serum helps to brighten skin and boost collagen health, minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles while improving the appearance of uneven skin tone. Intensely moisturizing Hyaluronic Acid plus nonoxidizing Vitamin C work together to protect skin from environmental stresses, helping to prevent signs of aging. Soothing Aloe and Vitamin E deeply moisturize for a rejuvenated you.


We use a stable form of Vitamin C that won’t evaporate or alter before absorbing into your skin, to work better for you, naturally.”

Ingredients 

“Purified Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C, Stay-C® 50), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived) , Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist® Bio-1), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Propanediol (Vegetable Derived), Microcrystalline Cellulose (Plant Derived), Cellulose Gum (Plant Derived), Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide (Vegetable Derived), Polymnia Sonchifolia (Yacón) Root Juice, Maltodextrin, Lactobacillus (Probiotic), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel Extract *, Allantoin, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylgylcerin, Natural Fragrance Oils.”

My Personal Experience with the product

I applied this product day and night, as directed. I found that it actually made my skin less dull and gave my dry skin more life to it. I really love it under makeup as a primer as well, it prevented my skin from drying out through out the day. 

💜💜💜💜💜 5/5 will purchase the full-size! I honestly believe it is well worth the $24.50 . I want to try the other products in the Derma E vitamin C line as well.

Thank you so much for reading! Have you tried this Serum yet? Comment your thoughts below! 

SC and IG @Manda_janette 

Vegan Cuts Gift Box| Spa Day Box

This was originally the “Serene Beauty” Box from August, now it is a Gift Box! I love that VC does this, you can get past boxes as gifts for people for just $25 and free shipping. This box has a retail value of $62.95, so it’s a steal! 

William Roam Sense Lotion $4.95


Luxurious, creamy moisturizing body lotion that leaves skin velvety soft and hydrated”

This lotion has the same scent as the Sense hair care by William Roam. I love that line and the scent is beautiful! I wish the notes were listed so I could describe it to you. The lotion itself is really nice. I was told by my new man friend that my hands were super soft after I applied it. So thank you William Roam. 

Sade Baron Fresh Luxe Body Mist


“Hydrating Mist for your face and body made with nourish antioxidants and extracts.”

First of all, isn’t this bottle cute? I love the blue. The body Mist is scented with Neroli, Ylang Ylang, and Bergamot. I love it! The scent is very clean and fresh, it will be perfect for next summer. Or if I need a little reminder during the cold weather coming up that it won’t last forever. 

Saiva Naturals Brightening Facial Serum $16


The card info for this product was wrong- it was for a lip balm. I will go more in-depth on its ingredients and such in my review for the Serum.

Who doesn’t want a good Serum? I recently ran out of the one I have been loving (review to come) so I was in need of another! The packaging for this sample is really nice by the way. It’s class with a sturdy dropper. A plus for that.

100% Pure Gemmed Gloss “MoonStone” $26


“Lip gloss with sheer coloring from fruit pigments and glimmer from semi precious gemstones”

I seriously want everything 100% Pure makes. I think I am going to pick up some palettes and face products soon, probably during a sale! 

Anyway, the product at hand. I find this product stunning. The fact that it is made wth semi precious gemstones gives me whimsical vibes. I love it.


The shade is a very sheer pink, this is going to look perfect over my 100% Pure Cocoa Semi Matte Lipstick in “Pink Canyon”!

Also, excuse my nails. I rarely paint them, and I actually don’t enjoy getting them done. But, when I do have them painted they get chipped to hell in a day or so. I think it’s the one beauty related thing I don’t enjoy. 🤷‍♀️

Derma E Rose Cleansing Oil $6


“Rinse free nourishing rose Cleansing oil that leaves your skin feeling moisturized and soft.”

I am lazy, and cleansing oils help me be lazy. On days where I don’t wear makeup I tent to use a rinse free way to clean my face. If I wear makeup Cleansing Oils are just the first step before actually washing my face. 

I am excited to try one from Derma E, it is a brand that has never disappointed me.

That’s it! What did you think? Comment below! I highly recommend checking out their gift boxes for the up coming holiday season, I know I will be gifting some! Thank you so much for reading. 💜

SC and IG @manda_janette 

Treat yourself! | My Pamper Routine

Alright guys. Let’s talk relaxation, self-care, let’s talk my personal pampering routine! 

Life can get stressful to say the least, and it can really bring you down. To keep a positive out look, and to de-stress, it is very important to show your self some love.  So, kick back, relax, and keep reading to find out what I do to give myself some much needed CRUELTY FREE pampering💜.

Masking

I always start off by applying a mask of some sort. I change up the products I use all the time, sense I do receive quite a bit of skin/body care.


Lately, I have really been loving the Palmeto Derma Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask. It retails on their website for $64. 

Like any mask, you want to start off with clean skin, and apply with freshly washed hands. I leave it on for the full 30 mins. During this time I watch some YouTube and maybe have a glass of wine in bed.

This mask has a light scent and really leaves my skin feeling renewed. I actually just wash it off in the shower! 

Shower Time

During my pamper nights, I usually try out sample size products I have gotten. Tonight, I will be using…


The Fortune Cookie Soap “Black Pearl” Exfoliating Body Wash I got this when I used to get the Fortune Cookie Soap Box, which I may renew. It has a pretty warm scent, very nice for fall in my opinion! 


Evolv h Ultra Shine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner $26 for the full sizes.

I have heard some fantastic things about this duo. I got them in a past Petit Vour Box. I am excited to finally give these little guys a go. They smell amazing by the way! I will be doing a review post, so keep your peepers peeled for that!

I would also check out the site eSalon! They have a ton of different hair treatments and Customizable hair colors, you could really find a fun way to go all out on your hair during your pamper routine.


Apoterra Tulsi Rejuvenating Oil $7 for the travel size on petitvour.com

I am in love with this oil. When I use it in the shower after I wash my self I apply it all over my body then just stand in the nice warm water. It makes my skin baby soft and gives the air a really relaxing scent. 

I also enjoy applying this oil to dry skin. It doesn’t get sticky or anything of that nature, it’s really nice to use before bed on normal nights as well. 

After Shower


The first thing I do is light a candle or some incense. My favorite incense combination is one called “warm and sensual” and the “patchouli”. It creates a really warm and earthy scent. I pick mine up from melscandles.com


I have really try lips, so I tackle them first! I am trying to get through my last jar of the Lush Bubble Gum Lip Scrub. It is my favorite lip scrub, but I have a ton I need to try out!


After scrubbing it is time to apply a lip balm. I really love the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Lip balm. It taste great and it is inexpensive. I believe it is only around $6!


My last step is to apply a body lotion. I have fallen in love with the Sade Baron Body Cream in Jasmine. I got mine in a Vegan Cuts Box, but you can get it on the Sade Baron site for just $10!! 

It is really rich, and the scent isn’t too over whealming, so it’s perfect for really moisturizing dry skin. 

That’s the last step of my routine! Now it’s time to lay back with a drink and watch some YouTube. (Again.) I am really loving The Green Bunny, Ashley is very informative. 

That’s my routine guys! How do you Pamper yourself? Comment below! Thank you so much for reading 💜

SC and IG @manda_janette 


Vegan Cuts Gift Box|Lunar Love

Y’all I have some important information for you. You can buy past Vegan Cuts Makeup and beauty boxes on their website!!!

 I had canceled for two months while I was moving and changing jobs, so I was able to purchase the boxes I missed. 

Let’s see what’s inside the box!

Terre Mere Cosmetics Loose Bronzer “Sunstone” $15 


Loose bronzer, is not my forte. Besides, the bronzer is pretty orange and extremely shimmery. Even if it was pressed I wouldn’t bronze with it.


However, it will make a pretty eyeshadow. 

Green Tidings Natural Deodorant “Lavender”  $8


Aluminum free lavender scented roll on stick.”

I love trying random natural deodorant. It’s a way to find one that really works. I love the scent of lavender, so that’s already a good mark for this product. An information card for it was included in the box, which is awesome!

Leeanni Eco 3-in-1 Evolution “Light” $3.75


 Lotion for morning and night that acts as a toner, moisturizer, and serum all in one! Great for sensitive and combination skin.”

This product sounds awesome. And time saving. Potentially extremely cost affective. I really hope it works out, because I could really get behind this product.

Goddess Garden Lip Balm $4


“Organic beeswax-free lip balm powered by SPF 30 protection.”

Who can’t use a good SPF lip balm? I know I have super dry lips. Lip balm is always welcome. The flavor is raspberry, which sounds delicious!

The Wonder Seed Facial Scrub $12.95


“Soothing facial scrub made from hemp seed oil to reduce inflammation and hydrate skin.”

I have been wanting to try this facial scrub for quite awhile now, so I’m super excited to try it out! I will be updating y’all. The box also included an information card for the facial scrub, handy. I see on it that they make a shampoo and conditioner, now I want that as well. 🙄

Moon Souls Lunar Soak $11.95


“ Hand crafted bath soak made with Dead Sea salt, fresh rose buds and more.”

I, unfortunately, no longer have a bath tub. So, I will be putting this beautiful soak in a muslin sack and hanging it in my shower for an aromatic steam. I really love the aesthetic of this soak with the rose buds.

Great showing once again VC! $55.65 worth of products for only $25! 

What did you think of this box? Comment below! Thank you so much for reading!

SC and IG @manda_janette 

Vegan Cuts Makeup Box | Awestruck Autumn

Cost: $35 a season

What it is: A seasonal box of 4-5 cruelty free and vegan makeup products. Usually full size.

I love Autumn. It is my favorite time of year. My favorite shows come back on, the trees look beautiful, pumpkin EVERYTHING, and Halloween. Needless to say, anything to do with Autumn gets me very hyped up. Let’s jump in to this box, I know y’all have to be as excited as I am!!

Just kidding,I want to mention that I tried a bit of a different background this time around. I kind of like how personal it is. What do you think? Okay, now let’s do this! 

TMF Pure Brow Pencil “Nina” $24 


“Sleek eyebrow pencil to help you achieve definition with ease. Double as a soft and Smokey liner.”


Unfortunately, “Nina” is too dark for my brows. But, the pencil, which is automatic, contains a very creamy pigmented product. Looks like I have a new brown liner! I always line my water line with brown, because I have green eyes, so I will get my use out of this product.

100% Pure Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick “Pink Canyon” $29 


I finally get to try out this lipstick line! There are soooo many things I want to, and will, try from 100% Pure. So, when I saw the Semi-matte lipstick in the box I was automatically thrilled! Then, I saw the shade… BEAUTIFUL.


The formula is very nice. Creamy and very pigmented. That swatch was done with one swipe! Be on the look out for an update post!

Rejuva Minerals Mega Lash Lengthening & Thicking Mascare “Midnight Black” $16

 

Who doesn’t need a good mascara? I am all for trying out different mascaras. Retailing at $16, I really hope I fall in love, mascara isn’t cheap! 

Bellapierre Cosmetics Contour and Highlight Pro Palette $50


For some reason, I am usually underwhelmed by Bellapierre products. Maybe I have just been trying the duds? So, when I saw the $50 price tag my immediate thought was, “ alright girl, calm it down a bit.”


Looks like a typical contour palette. I like that the pans are removable and the shades do look nice. Mine did come broken, but Vegan Cuts is sending me a new one. They have he beat costumer service! 


The formula is significantly soft, this little palette maybe pretty easy to work with. I think I am going to try to repair the broken shade, if I can’t I’ll just toss the broken pan of product. Either way I am going to let my mom use this one. I think it would work as a great little eyeshadow palette as well. She only uses matte shades. 

Pacifica Cherry KISS Hydrating Lipstick Wipes $6 *BONUS BEAUTY TOOL*


I have heard some pretty good things about these lipstick removing wipes, they had been on my “try to pick up” radar for a bit now. Taking off liquid lipstick can be a drying and treacherous experience, I’ll take all the help I can get.

All right! That’s the box.  I have got to say, VC is yet to let me down! Way more than worth the money! $125 Value!!! 

Have you tried any of these products before? Comment below! Also, let me know what kind of posts you would like to see. Thank you for reading. 💜

IG & SC @manda_janette