Review: Roger & Gallet Le Soin Aura Mirabilis Skincare – GlamSense

glamsense roger & gallet aura mirabilis


Looking for a flawless complexion? This beauty ritual may be able to help you with that!

I don’t often receive pretty packages in the mail so when this arrived, it took me completely by surprise! It was such a surprise to learn that I was chosen for the Roger & Gallet GlamSense campaign. If I can recall correctly, I had a tough day so this sure put a smile on my face! I mean, who doesn’t love getting mail, honestly? 🙂 (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!) 


glamsense roger & gallet aura mirabilis


glamsense roger & gallet aura mirabilis


From what I have seen on social media, there were a number of different boxes that were sent out. I received Box 1 which contained the Roger & Gallet Le Soin Aura Mirabilis beauty ritual. 

This range contains four products which uses a natural remedy called Aura Mirabilis. This remedy was created nearly 300 years ago by monks and was meant to be used for a number of ailents. It contains 18 distilled officinal plants selected for their healing properties. Roger & Gallet now own this formula. 🙂


(Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)


The plants found in this product includes sandalwood, geranium, neroli, green mandarin, citronelle, magnolia, lemon zest, thyme, lavendin, damask rose, bitter orange leaf, bergamot, sweet orange, lemongrass, lavender, palmarosa, may change and rosemary.

The ritual has four products and four steps:

  1. Detoxify using the Extra-Fine Cleansing Mask
    Suitable for sensitive skin, this can be used as a mask or a cleanser. It removes make up and once water comes into contact with it, it turns into virginal milk which detoxifies the skin. (Virginal milk is what was used in the 18th Century to conserve porcelain skin.) This cleanser has a gel consistency and has a very pleasant scent. It smells floral but it is not overpowering at all! I am not a fan of floral scents but found that I really liked the scent. After using this cleanser, I found my skin was left very soft and it wasn’t drying. I enjoyed this cleanser. I will have to try it as a mask one day!

    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)
    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)
    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)

  2. Refine using Beauty Vinegar
    If you are like me, you are probably raising an eyebrow right now. What on Earth is “Beauty Vinegar”? In the 18th Century, cleansing vinegars made from flowers, fruits or spices were used for cleansing and preserving your skin’s complexion. Well to answer the question of “what is it?”, Beauty Vinegar is used as a toner. I found that using a cotton pad was the easiest way to apply it to my face. The scent is, again, very pleasant – there’s nothing “vinegar” about it! I also found it to be very gentle on my skin. A few benefits of this product is that it removes pollution residue and traces of makeup, smooths skin and clarifies your complexion and it refines skin texture and tightens pores.

    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)

  3. Restore with Double-Extract
    This is an essence or serum used after toning but before applying moisturizer. This is an ultra-concentrated serum and helps visibly reduce the signs of aging and wrinkles to help reveal radiant skin. Other benefits include correcting irregularities, restoring skin’s barrier and protecting against external aggressors and helps keep skin radiant and hydrated. Smells wonderful (again!) and applies very nicely. It absorbs ever so quickly and isn’t sticky or leaves a residue. The bottle is unique too – due to an innovative pre-dosing system, when you shake the bottle, the right amount of serum is dispensed. It’s just enough for your face and neck and you’re not wasting any product. Good stuff!

    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)
    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)
    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)

  4. Renew with Legendary Cream
    The moisturizing step in the ritual. This moisturizer is said to even skin complexion and protect against aging, illuminate skin complexion and renews skin, invigorating skin cells acting against signs of dehydration and discomfort. It’s a very nice cream, very light and quick to absorb in your skin. Plus, like the other products, it smells very nice! After using this moisturizer cream, my skin is left feeling soft and smooth. It’s such a luxurious cream!

    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)
    (Seriously,  though. How pretty is this box? It has Eiffel Towers all over it!)

When it comes to skincare, I like to test products for a few weeks before reviewing them but being on vacation when I first received this prevented me from doing that. With the limited time I had to use these products before providing my reviews to GlamSense, I got a feel for each product.

Overall, I was quite impressed with the Aura Mirabilis skincare line, especially the serum and moisturizer. I already use a skincare regimen that contains a cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizer so it was easy for me to incorporate in my morning and evening routine. 🙂

For me, I will continue to use these products. I would repurchase one or all of these products because I really like them! 

Thank you GlamSense for letting me try these products! I have discovered some new favourites! 🙂

Have you tried any products from Roger & Gallet? Thoughts?

ipsy august 2016

Disclaimer: These products were sent to me by GlamSense for free to try out and review. All thoughts and opinions stated in this product review are mine and mine alone.


Review: Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

Birthday weekend has proved to be very relaxing! While I still had some “spring cleaning” to do, for the most part the weekend has been pretty easygoing. Perfect considering my day job is starting to ramp up. You know things are starting to get busier when it feels like you blinked once and it’s already Friday! That’s exactly how I felt on Friday.

It has been a very busy June with work and camping and, of course, a trip to Las Vegas to see two of our dearest friends get married! It was such a great time!

But I’ve been back to reality for a few weeks now and with that, I have started blogging again. I missed it. 🙂 And what better topic to blog about than the new (new to me?) Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer. Why? Well… just because, I guess. And quite honestly, the five days I spent in Las Vegas was absolutely perfect when it came to test driving a new foundation! This one in particular, to be exact. We’ll get to why a little later.

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When I received an email from Glam Sense (Topbox’s new product review program) saying that I was chosen to review something from Teeez Cosmetics, I will admit, I was excited! I have had experience with other Teeez products – namely their mascara and nail polish – and was impressed by both so I was very curious as to what it was they were going to send me. I love how it is a surprise!

When the parcel finally arrived, I eagerly opened it to find a lipstick. A LIPSTICK! I love lipsticks and all lip products in general so this was a treat. 😉 The Teeez Read My Lips lipstick I received was in the colour “Roulette Red”. It comes as a skinny tube with some skulls printed on it. No lie. Skulls in a very artsy design.

After quickly swatching it on my hand and discovering a beautiful red hue, I threw it into my purse so that I could give it a true test run during the week.


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Amie Skincare Radiant Dawn Exfoliating Daily Wash Review

I don’t know about you but I am absolutely mystified by how fast the weekends go. The more jam packed they are, the faster they seem to go! Then by the end of it all, you’re left asking yourself how exactly did it become Monday all of the sudden? That was me today.

Happy Monday folks! 🙂 And for Monday, here is a skin care review.

When it comes to looking for an exfoliating facial cleanser, I have had my struggles in the past. Many were too rough for my sensitive skin. A few times I found one that is great for my skin but the price tag was a bit on the hefty side. Enter Amie Skincare, a very affordable brand with some pretty amazing products.

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Amie Skincare Review

I’m just your ordinary girl who likes to wander around her local drugstore, looking at the various products on the shelves. Mostly of the beauty and skincare variety just to see what’s new.

One day, during one of my lunchtime browsing sessions at Shoppers Drug Mart (or SDM for short!), I noticed a line of cute and colorful packaging in the natural skincare section. Amie Skincare. Okay. I have never heard of this brand before but it might be something to check out one day. I will admit, my curiosity got to me.

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