Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands (Acure, Giovanni, Boo Bamboo, and more!)

I'm excited to share this big batch of products with you today; because, they are all vegan products!

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!

M2Brands sent a ton of new products and brands out that are all vegan, so because there are so many new products to me, I thought I would do quick reviews on all the products I received! 

There are some great vegan ideas here - if you are looking for stocking stuffers or gifts ideas for someone who is vegan or loves green beauty products, then there is some great suggestions! Also, every brand is available from Well.ca and I think they are always good to order from! 

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!

*Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Mask ~ 50ml for $19.49 (30ml pictured here). Moroccan Red Clay is rich in nutrients and helps draw out impurities while argan extract hydrates and tones. The Acure Pore Clarifying Red Clay Mask is a perfect mask for a brighter more glowing complexion.

I'm a huge fan of Acure Organics - the brand is hilarious and there products have been great! I'm a huge mask person, so clay masks are a win for me. This one is said to brighten and clear the skin! This mask is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer!

The directions for this mask are great: "1-2 times a week, apply a thin layer to face, neck and chest until you look like an extra in a zombie movie. Allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse well."

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!
I didn't quite feel like a zombie; but, I love that description! This is surprisingly thin in texture for a clay mask, but I like it because it didn't feel heavy at all on the skin. I wore this for 15 minutes and it didn't dry down and get tight on my skin (which is very common with clay masks). This was easy to rinse off and my skin looked and felt clear after using this! I'm really happy with this - I think it's a clay mask a lot of people would use because it's quick to use! 

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!
*Giovanni 2chic Frizz Be Gone Shea Butter Shampoo ~ $14.99. The Giovanni 2chic Frizz Be Gone Shea Butter & Sweet Almond Oil Shampoo is an exotic oil blend that cleanses & hydrates tresses. It reduces frizz & tames unmanageable hair & flyaways. Lauryl and laureth sulfate free. Perfect for Daily use.

*Giovanni 2chic Frizz Be Gone Shea Butter Conditioner ~ $14.99. Giovanni 2chic Frizz Be Gone Shea Butter & Sweet Almond Oil Conditioner is an exotic oil blend that conditions & moisturizes tresses. It reduces frizz & flyaways while taming unmanageable hair. Perfect for Daily use.

I got this shampoo and conditioner at the right time - I just finished up what I was using (that I wasn't really enjoying), so I was really excited to try something new! Giovanni is a new brand to me - I like that they are vegan of course! This shampoo and conditioner worked really for me - I was surprised, given my hair type. I have thin, fine hair and I thought maybe this was geared more towards thicker or curly hair. But, it wasn't heavy on my hair and worked well! I did notice a difference with overall frizz and smoothness! 

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!
*Surya Brasil Moisturizing Lip Balm Strawberry & Buriti ~ $4.59. Surya Brasil's 100% natural and vegan Moisturizing Lip Balms come in four delicious flavors that are inspired by Surya's commitment to organic ingredients and sustainably harvested botanicals.

There are too things I need in a lip balm - they can't be too hard and they can't leave any white cast or residue on my lips! This lip balm is everything I wanted and more! This was super soft and smooth and it smells delicious! It is very moisturizing and hydrating and it works really well! Also, lip balms are a perfect stocking stuffer! 

*Surya Brasil Henna for Eyebrows Dark Brown ~ $22.00. Newest member of the Surya Brasil family, the Henna for Eyebrows is the most natural on the market with the best performance. You know Surya Brasil means high quality and healthy products, guaranteeing precisely defined and naturally looking eyebrows due to its plant based formula. You can use this product to design, thicken and also even out your eyebrows. Correct minor imperfections, frame your look and flaunt your natural beauty!

One thing to note about this Henna kit is that it is meant to dye the skin below the eyebrows, not the eyebrow hair itself! So it is important to make sure you have the right shape! Surya Brasil looks like they make quite a few Henna products and I think this is a great alternative for colouring the brows and probably lasts much longer than just dyeing the brow hairs! 

I really like to try all the products I feature; but, one of my beauty rules is that I don't touch my brows! I go see my brow lady every 3 or 4 weeks and she manages these babies (I have had some really terrible brow years!) But, if you do know someone who colors their brows, this may be a great long term option for them! 

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!
*North American Hemp Co. Hemp Holy Grail Body Lotion ~ $10.49 for 342 ml (15 ml shown here). Search no further: you've found the holy grail of body moisturizers. Your skin is soothed immediately with this fast absorbing lotion, improving moisture content for up to 24 hours. Skin is nourished with this formula's Certified Organic Hemp Seed Oil, nature's perfect solution to reinforce skin's natural defences against dryness. 

For any hemp lovers you know this would be a great lotion! It was very moisturizing and hydrating on the skin - it is a nice thick lotion. Personally, i'm not the biggest fan of Hemp products because of the scent! It is a really strong, musky earthy scent that is just a little too earthy for my taste! (There is a unscented version as well that would be great as well!)

*North American Hemp Co. Linoleic Line Lifting Face Cream ~ $26.49 for 50ml (5 ml pictured here). This soothing hydrating emulsion of natural green tea and ginseng extracts absorbs quickly into your skin. Its antioxidant vitamin C and E, linoleic Acid (Omega 6) and Omega fatty acids 3 & 9 repair and nourish skin exposed to daily aggression from pollution and UV rays. Your skin is immediately firmer, more elastic and 4X more hydrated for up to 24 hours, leaving your skin more radiant and younger looking. 

I always think vegan skincare brands are a great option - and I love gifting skin creams. While this could easily go in a stocking, I love this for a self care gift basket - think bath products, wine, a good book, mask and face cream! This isn't a cream I need for my skin care goals, so I'm going to gift it to one of my moms in just a gift basket that I have described! 

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!
*Boo Bamboo Sheet Mask Brightening ~ $3.29. Brighten and revive tired, dull looking skin with Boo Bamboo's natural 100% bamboo fibre charcoal Sheet Mask. Seaberry and Grapefruit extracts combined with Boo Bamboo's unique vitamin complex reduces uneven texture and tone while creating a clearer, more radiant complexion.

I love Boo Bamboo masks! I would always suggest sheet masks as a great stocking stuffer (my husband always throws a few in my stocking every year!) Again, I love that this is a vegan brand and the formula is all natural! I have done a full detailed review of another Boo Bamboo sheet mask - you can see my full review here

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!
This mask was easy to use - wash face, tone face, apply mask, wear for 20 minutes, remove mask, pat remaining essence in to skin and complete skincare routine. I love the fit of this mask and it lasted for 40 minutes on my face! This made my skin feel great! 

Mask Wednesday x2 + Extra Vegan Beauty Product with M2Brands!
*All Good Coconut Oil Skin Food ~ $14.99 for full size (sample size pictured here). Dig in, warm your palms together and rub All Good Skin Food all over for instant deep moisturizing organic skincare after a shower, during a massage, or just as a baby is out of the bath.

I've never actually used pure coconut oil instead of a body lotion - this one I'm going to try with baby after the bath right away, because he is getting dry skin right now! 

*All Good Lemongrass Coconut Oil Skin Food ~ $14.99 for full size (sample size pictured here). Dig in, warm your palms together and rub All Good Skin Food all over for instant deep moisturizing organic skincare after a shower, during a massage, or just as a baby is out of the bath.

This one is coconut oil with lemongrass essential oil - I really liked how the coconut oil worked on my skin! I applied it right after the bath and I was worried that it would feel super oily, but it absorbed quickly and did not leave my skin feeling oily. I wasn't a huge fan of the lemongrass scent (I think I would have preferred a different essential oil - lavender, etc). But the coconut oil worked so well! 

*Divine Essence Winter's Blend Prana Organic Essential Oil ~ $16.99. Divine Essence Winter's Blend Prana Organic Essential Oil has a fresh and pleasant smell, that when diffused will not only freshen the air but help clear the respiratory system and fight cold and flu symptoms. 

This is so great to receive this time of year! This is really earthy smelling - it actually reminds me of a Christmas tree! Do you ever boil cranberries, orange and cinnamon on a stove top to make your house smell like the holidays? This would be perfect to add to that! I have actually added this to my night lotion the past few nights because I haven't been feeling well and it's really cleared out my sinuses! So many uses for this and the bottle is huge so it will last for a long time! 

*Decode Stimulating Shampoo ~ $15.79 for full size (sample size shown here). There's nothing better than a fresh start to your day. Awaken your senses with this invigorating shampoo specifically designed to optimize scalp conditions for healthy, manageable hair. 

Decode is a brand that focuses on clean, natural, and high-performance products for men. This shampoo uses peppermint oil and coffee to help stimulate the scalp! My husband has been looking for a new shampoo as he doesn't like what he is currently using, so I'm going to throw this sample in his stocking this year! 

*Decode Sensitive Skin Shaving Lotion ~ $9.99 for full size (sample size shown here). Shaving lotion shouldn't be complicated or packed with synthetic chemicals that irritate skin and cause breakouts. Decode Shaving Lotion is all you need for a smooth, comfortable shave that leaves your skin feeling soothed and hydrated all day.

Okay, I know Decode is meant for men; but, I wanted to try out this shaving lotion for myself! This is right when it's called a lotion - it goes on in a similar lotion texture and doesn't foam up when it is rubbed in. It reminds me of using a hair conditioner as a shave gel. It works well and left my skin feeling really smooth and moisturized too. It does have a slightly manly scent; but, I didn't mind. I actually think this would be really great for men to use on their facial hair - it would leave their faces moisturized. 

I'm very excited about a lot of these products - there is a lot of new brands to me and I think for any vegan or anyone who loves clean, cruelty-free beauty products, these are worth checking out! Have you tried any of these products before?

*PR samples featured - all opinions are my own

2 comments :

  1. I have the same hair type as you and I was also pleasantly surprised by the shampoo and conditioner! Can’t wait to try out some of the other items in the box!

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  2. The shanpoo and conditioner sound like aomethjng I need! I have hair that’s somwhat thick so I get a lot of frizz and flyaway problems.

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