Pure Box by 100 Percent Pure + GIVEAWAY

I’ve talked about 100 percent pure a lot this summer; from a makeup of the day, a review of the lip colours + eye creamsticks, to facial masks. As I have stated in the past, I am not transitioning into 100% natural, or vegan makeup. But I think it’s definitely a lot healthier for you, knowing what exactly you are putting into/onto your skin, so I like reviewing it for those reasons. However, I do still have my favourite brands I’ll continue to use.



I have some good news for you guys. I received a couple of Pure Boxes in the mail a few weeks ago, one for me to keep and two to give away. Well, I know for sure that there were a couple of products that I definitely wouldn’t use (mattifying primer + vanilla scented lotion), so I gave a bunch of goodies including her own separate box to my neighbour. The last box is for one of you lucky readers! I have it sitting next to me right now, unopened, ready to mail out to a deserving reader of mine :)

100percentpure-eyecreamMy favourite two items from the box is the coffee bean caffeine eye cream and the black tea pigmented ultra lengthening mascara.

Coffee-Bean-Eye-CreamA blob of the eye cream. It’s almost like a lightly whipped eye cream, that glides onto the skin, and sinks in quickly. I can apply my concealer over top almost immediately. It’s pretty awesome and smells not quite like coffee bit a bit like cookie dough. I ain’t complainin’.

Coffee-Bean-EyeCreamThe caffeine eye cream gently rubbed into the skin.

Onto the giveaway! One winner based either in CANADA or USA ONLY will receive everything that is in the pictures above. The Pure Box will be launching November 1, 2015 and will retail for $40 USD for a box.

Each monthly box will have:

  • One full size products this is less than 90 days old (aka new launch)
  • One full size product from their catalogue’s core collection
  • In addition to the 2 full sizes, there will be 3 ‘power packs’ (mini products that retail for $11-$14 each).
  • A hand full of packettes will be in the boxes, too.

Good luck! Giveaway ends Sunday night (October 11) at midnight PST (California time).
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Rehydrating your summer skin

100pure-masksFor those lucky enough to have a summer basking in the that warm sunlight, I want to talk about bringing hydration back into your skin after all that fun in the sun. I don’t think I can include my fellow Newfoundlander friends in this, because the poor ol’ souls have been having the worst kind of summer all throughout July. Rain, drizzle fog (as it normally is in Newfoundland) but also unusually bitterly cold. At one point in July the forecast mentioned it was colder than the North Pole, and there was frost warnings. Oh man. Some glad I didn’t book a flight home this summer.

Back to summer-talk. I didn’t think I would enjoy the 100% pure products enough to be raving about them on my website the following few weeks. But here I am, praising them to whoever wants to listen. I’ll chat more about some of the other makeup I received too, which didn’t impress me as much as their skin care.

If you’re a long-time reader, you know I’m all about skincare products more than I’m into makeup. I don’t stray too far off my philosophy skincare regime, and will continue to use that brand. However, these masks have become a quick holy grail staple taking over precious real estate in the bathroom cabinet. Is there such a thing to over-do the hydrating mask? I sure hope not. At this rate, it’ll all be gone in a months time. Luckily, it’s not too expensive, especially if you use it 1-2x week unlike me, 4-5. Ha.

100pure-hydrating-mask100purehydratehydrating-mask-on-handAqua Boosting Hydrating mask ($32USD) is one of those products you use, where you can’t stop touching your face after you’ve rinsed it off. I’ve used it four times in the past week and the final time I used it I ended up leaving it on overnight for extra hydration. I tweeted that my face seriously feels smooth like butter after washing it off, or leaving it on overnight. I like those types of instant results.

This hydrating masks brings plumpness and life back into the skin, I really really really love the feeling it gives my skin. If I could buy everyone one of these masks, I would. I am definitely carting some of this back to Newfoundland for me for my Mom. Let’s hope she’s into skincare masks like I now am. By the way, if you ever wanted to buy anything from the 100% pure line, they offer free shipping all the time with no minimum, so that’s grand.



Detox-mask-on-handHerbal Detox mask ($32 USD) is another great product, but if I were to suggest you get one or the other, I would opt for the hydrating one first. I feel like detox masks are nice but there’s definitely something different and intriguing to me about the hydrating one. I’ve used this mask just the once, and upon opening the protective seal on the end, I squeezed out a bit onto my fingers and . . . SPLAT . . . the darn stuff sprayed everywhere all over my mirror, sink, counter top even managed to fly all the way over to the shower curtain. Luckily it was wiped up clean in no time, but man — it’s definitely a finicky product to get out! Sorta gooie, sort of thick, it’s like it doesn’t know what it wants to be.

The detox mask has a tingly cold sensation on the skin after you first apply it with this amazing minty scent. I suppose that means it’s doing its job. It felt like your typical clay mask onto the skin, but this one almost sucks out the impurities from the skin, because there were some darker bits (almost Glam Glow style masks — but I’ve never used those) where I assume clogged pores were getting a good cleaning.

I’m one of those people who take off their facial masks and feel my entire face (with clean hands) and walk up to the most magnifying mirror trying to find what has changed in the last twenty minutes. Does anyone else do that? Expecting drastic changes immediately? I found it funny when I realized what I was doing.

Trader Joes watermelon juiceWhile you’re at it, you know being healthy and hydrating and all, grab some delicious watermelon juice from Trader Joe’s. It’s made with 2lbs of watermelon and 1/4 of a lemon. So there’s no added sugar, or any funny-bits. All natural. So basically yes, it tastes like squished up watermelon. Super refreshing, and a much better choice than my regular go-to sugary drinks. YUM.

Disclaimer: While the 100% pure masks were sent to me, I was not obligated to rave about how amazing they were. You can always trust my opinions!

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