Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm Review

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

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Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

Today I’m reviewing the Glowy Lip Balm from Quo Beauty – one of Shopper’s Drug Mart’s / Pharmaprix’s in-house beauty brands. If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that this was part of a mini haul that I did earlier this month. [info in italics taken from the Shopper’s website]

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

Treat your lips to a sheer natural lip colour. Formulated with moisturizing rosehip seed oil & hyaluronic acid to help plump your lips over time. The formula reacts to your unique chemistry to provide your perfect shade.

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

I’m a lip balm addict as you probably know. And with mask wearing, I’ve barely work lipstick, but I always wear lip balm, and have been loving tinted lip balms lately. The Glowy Lip Balm is available in three shades: Blush 03, Coral 10 and Punch 27. I purchased the shade Punch, which turns into a pretty pinky shade on my lips. It is hydrating and very mildly plumping without the tingle.

Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm - Punch

The packaging is reminiscent of the Dior Addict Lip Glow – who am I kidding, it is a very much a knock-off of the Dior which has more shades, and costs $44 CAD versus $10 for the Quo Beauty version. I haven’t tried the Dior one, so I can’t comment on how they compare formula-wise.

Have you tried the Quo Beauty Glowy Lip Balm? Or the Dior Addict Lip Glow?

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Disclosure – I purchased this!

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Three Ships Beauty Radiance Grape Stem Cell + Squalane Day Cream that I purchased during their Black Friday BOGO sale (along with their Dew Drops Serum – review is here).

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

When it comes to skincare science, we don’t use the word ‘revolutionary’ lightly – but grape stem cells truly are. They absorb environmental UV radiation throughout the day leaving you with healthy-looking skin. Which is pretty impressive if you ask us. 
Look closer: this cream also contains prickly pear, argan oils and natural squalane which hydrate and lock in moisture.

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

This day cream is super hydrating without feeling heavy. My skin loves squalane, so I was not surprised how much I love this one! It works really well with the Dew Drops Serum, and with any facial oils that I’ve tried it with so far. It absorbs quickly into my skin and keeps it hydrated all day. This Day Cream is recommended for all skin types.

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Camellia Japonica (Camellia) Seed Oil, *Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, *ᵀPentylene Glycol, *Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), *Cetearyl Alcohol, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, *Sorbitan Olivate, *ᵀArgania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, *Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry) Seed Oil, *ᵀRosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Bisabolol, *ᵀOpuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil, *Picea Mariana Bark Extract, *Acer Rubrum Bark Extract, *Pinus Banksiana Bark Extract, *Betula Alleghaniensis Bark Extract, *Caprylhydroxamic Acid, *Glyceryl Caprylate, *Xanthan Gum, *Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil * Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic

Three Ships Beauty Radiance Day Cream

I’m an affiliate for Three Ships Beauty, so if you would like to try this (or anything else) at a 20% discount – here’s my affiliate link and discount code: ABRASHATTITUDE20 – I will receive compensation for any sales made through my link and discount code.

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Disclosure: I purchased this. Blog post contains an affiliate link and code, of which I will receive compensation for any sales made via my link. My opinion remains my own, regardless of this.

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum Review

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

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Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Today I have a review of the Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum. I purchased this (and the Radiance Day Cream – review is here) for myself during their Black Friday BOGO Sale. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Does your skin need a boost of hydration? We’ve got you covered. Our serum champions tremella mushrooms – a natural source of hyaluronic acid that replenishes moisture deep in the skin.
Look closer:
 this serum also contains Kakadu plum, which is packed with 100x more Vitamin C than oranges to brighten and plump up the skin.

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

This is a water based serum, and works really well to hydrate and brighten my skin. My skin does really well with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C, so this is the perfect serum. It feels a little on the slimy side when first applied, but it absorbs quickly (and the slimy feeling disappears). And, it doesn’t have that weird scent that some vitamin C serums have.

This serum can be used with all skin types – as long as you don’t have a sensitivity / allergy to any of the ingredients. Always do a patch test!

Three Ships Beauty Dew Drops Serum

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, *ᵀPentylene Glycol, *Tremella Fuciformis (Tremella Mushroom) Polysaccharide, *Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, *ᵀAloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Kappaphycus Alvarezii (Red Algae) Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa (Tara) Fruit Extract , *Sodium Levulinate, *Sodium Anisate, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Cell Extract, Glycerin, *Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Bark Extract, *Acer Rubrum (Red Maple) Bark Extract, *Pinus Banksiana (Jack Pine) Bark Extract, *Betula Alleghaniensis (Yellow Birch) Bark Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza (Red Sage) Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, *ᵀEucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil * Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic

I’m an affiliate for Three Ships Beauty, so if you would like to try this (or anything else) at a 20% discount – here’s my affiliate link and discount code: ABRASHATTITUDE20 – I will receive compensation for any sales made through my link and discount code.

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Disclosure: I purchased this. Blog post contains an affiliate link and code, of which I will receive compensation for any sales made via my link. My opinion remains my own, regardless of this.

Happy New Year

Sunset Christmas Eve 2021

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You may have noticed that I have barely blogged at all during the month of December. No I’m not quitting blogging, I just needed to take a break as my day job was SO BUSY during November and December, and I’d rather blog less and give you quality reviews than just crank out content.

Sunset Christmas Eve 2021

Next week I have some skincare to review – that I purchased for myself!

I’ve been doing the annual Yoga With Adrienne 30 Day Yoga Journey this month, we are five days in, and I’m loving it.

How are you doing?

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Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream Review

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

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Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Today I have a review of the Luna Night Cream from Gachala Skincare – a Canadian brand that has been on my wishlist for awhile now, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when the lovely owner Karen, reached out and asked me if I wanted to try their award winning anti-aging night cream. [info in italics taken from the Gachala Skincare website]

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Let’s take a look at the Luna Night Cream:

This rich nighttime cream contains the most potent, purest anti-ageing ingredients from the depth of the Amazonian Rainforests!. Its intelligent formula contains natural complex molecules that will deliver its active ingredients to the deeper layers within the skin cells. As a result, your skin will be tone, hydrated with an even texture. Its non-greasy nourishing formula will bring your skin luminosity and natural radiance.

When you sleep, and your skin is in a regeneration mode, using AMAZONIAN GODDESS Luna Night Cream will accelerate your skin tissue repair as well as promoting cell renewal, which plays a vital role in the health and quality of your skin.

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

This green cream is rich without being heavy or greasy, and is especially perfect for when you want to wake up with hydrated, glowing skin! The scent is a green smelling of a blend of essential oils of ylang ylang, frangipani and lavender which I quite like.

Gachala Skincare Luna Night Cream

Ingredients: *organic carrier oils of sacha inchi (plukenetia volubilis), coconut (coco nucifera),* organic butters of illipe (madhuca longifolia), *acai (euterpe oleracea), cupacu (theobroma grandiflorum), phyo-lumina liposome complex, phyto-bioactive skin toning blend, berry wax (rhus verniciflua), * organic sunflower wax (helianthus annuus), *organic fresh plant chlorophyll, phyto-preserve polyphenols complex, phyto-bioactive essential oils blend containing ylang ylang (cananga odorata), frangipani (plumeria acutifolia) & lavender (lavandula officinalis)

Do a patch test if there are ingredients that are new to you, or ingredients that you are sensitive to. I don’t put anything on my face without doing a patch test first!

Gachala products are crafted in Canada from organically grown, sustainably harvested ingredients from the Amazonian Rainforest. They’re also cruelty free and vegan friendly!

Have you tried anything from this brand? They have both facial skincare and bodycare lines – I definitely want to explore more from this brand!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was PR gifted. However, my opinion is always my own, regardless of whether or not I purchased or was gifted a product.

East Coast Glow The Big Land Northern Lights Iceberg Infused Soap Review

East Coast Glow The Big Land Northern Lights Iceberg Infused Soap

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East Coast Glow The Big Land Northern Lights Iceberg Infused Soap

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that a dear friend of mine brought me a few treats from Newfoundland, and one of them was The Big Land Northern Lights Iceberg Infused Soap from East Coast Glow, made in Bonavista, Newfoundland. I love hand crafted soaps, so I was thrilled when I was given this! [info in italics taken from the East Coast Glow website]

East Coast Glow The Big Land Northern Lights Iceberg Infused Soap

The Big Land features activated charcoal and seaweed, invigorating peppermint essential oil, exfoliating poppy seeds and luscious clay to make a creamy, bubbly bar that will get you moving in the morning! […] Our natural cold process soap is made using pure iceberg water, wild herb-infused plant oils and butters, all blended with pure clay, essential oils and wildcrafted botanicals to create a high lathering, yet nourishing bar. We use no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, fragrances or colours in our soap – just the good stuff.

East Coast Glow The Big Land Northern Lights Iceberg Infused Soap

This soap has a creamy lather and doesn’t make my skin feel tight or dry. And the scent of this soap is absolutely amazing – the peppermint scent is so uplifting! Especially great for a morning wake-up shower or bath.

East Coast Glow The Big Land Northern Lights Iceberg Infused Soap

Are you a fan of hand crafted soaps?

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Disclosure: This was gifted from a friend, not PR.

VGam Biome Go2 Biotik First Impressions

VGAM Biome GO2 Biotik Duo

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude! Today I have a first impressions / mini review of the GO2 Biotik Duo from Vgam Biome. Recently they had a sign up for free mini samples and I was one of the lucky ones who signed up before they ran out.

VGAM Biome GO2 Biotik Duo

This is a Quebec based, Canadian brand, that purchases its ingredients from sustainable sources, and have environmentally friendly packaging, and are cruelty free and vegan! The skincare line is minimalist and works for all skin types.

The GO2 Biotik Duo is made up of their Facial Cream and Mineral Serum:

VGAM Biome GO2 Biotik Duo

BIOTIK KOMPLEMENTS mineral serum and BIOTIK ELEMENTS facial cream are meant to be used together daily, morning and evening, applying the 2 products previously mixed in your hands.

You can increase or decrease the amount of each GO2 duo products. In general, dry skin requires more cream while oily skin requires more serum.

For any imperfections, apply a drop of serum with your finger directly on the blemish a few times a day (in addition to your V*GAM routine). Our formulas are designed to naturally reduce dark spots (hyperpigmentation) and prevent premature aging of the skin.

I love the custom mix idea – sometimes my skin needs more hydration, sometimes it doesn’t. Very gentle, and non-greasy. The serum also works great as a spot treatment for breakouts!

I’d like to try this skincare duo in full size, as I feel that you really need to try skincare for at least two weeks (if not longer) to really get the “feel” for products.

Have you tried this skincare brand?

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Disclosure: Free mini samples (not PR gifted). My opinion is my own regardless!

Keratinworks Pure Haircare Review

Keratinworks Pure

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude! Today I have a review of the wonderful PR package that I received from Keratinworks and BlendPR. The package is of the entire newly launched Keratinworks Pure Haircare line which includes the Keratinworks Pure Shampoo & Conditioner, the Keratinworks Pure Liss BB-Cream, the Keratinworks Pure Crystal Serum and the Keratinworks Smoothing System Hydrating Mask! Keratinworks is a woman-owned Canadian company, based in Montreal. Their line is sulfate and paraben free, colour safe, cruelty-free and vegan [info in italics taken from the Keratinworks website].

Keratinworks Pure

I’ve been using the entire product line since it arrived. The products all work together to help nurture my frizz prone hair, leaving me with hair that feels clean, soft and silky, and so much more manageable and smooth. And the shine is out of this world! I love this line.

Let’s take a look at each product, starting with the Pure Shampoo and Conditioner:

Keratinworks Pure

The KERATINWORKS PURE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER have been formulated to infuse your hair with pure, natural, and essential nutrients that will maintain your hair’s health, shine, and hydration while ensuring the optimal pH level for luxurious smoothness. Enriched with coconut water and oil, Vitamins A, B1, B2, C and E. This exclusive formula is SLS FREE, PARABEN FREE, VEGAN,  and COLOR SAFE. It also contains keratin proteins and amino acids that will reinforce as well as prolong the effects of your KERATINWORKS treatment.

The Pure Shampoo & Conditioner add hydration without weighing my hair down. The shampoo doesn’t lather up super well which is common for sulfate free formulas, but it does a great job making my hair feel clean and hydrated. Both the shampoo & conditioner have a really beautiful scent – and not over-scented at all.

Up next is the Pure Liss BB-Cream:

Keratinworks Pure Liss BB-Cream

KERATINWORKS PURE LISS BB-CREAM is the ultimate multipurpose leave-in conditioner. This pure and natural ingredient combination will provide hydration, conditioning, heat-protection, damage repair, frizz control, shine and luxurious smooth silkiness. It’s the perfect extension to your KERATINWORKS treatment. It will also provide on-going treatment as well as anti-frizz action during humidity and for blow dry styling. Oh and don’t forget the OMG irresistible fragrance!

I really love this BB-Cream, it conditions and adds heat protection, and helps tame frizz – my biggest hair problem! The scent is a little more pronounced than the shampoo & conditioner, but again, as someone who doesn’t enjoy over-scented products, it isn’t that level of scent power. The scent differs from the shampoo & conditioner, this one has slightly spicy notes.

The Pure Crystal Serum:

Keratinworks Pure Crystal Serum

Lastly, the KERATINWORKS PURE CRYSTAL SERUM is the finishing touch that is packed with pure, natural, and essential nutrients that will boost your hair’s shine and brilliance. Vitamin E, Coconut Oil, amino acids, berry extracts and plant-based keratin work together to nourish and protect your hair. Add the final sparkle and the OMG fabulous fragrance to your hair!

The Serum is the finishing touch for my hair. It seals in the shine, and also helps keep my hair smooth and frizz-free. It has the same scent as the BB Cream.

The Pure Liss BB-Cream and Pure Crystal Serum can be applied together, or separately – where you apply the BB Cream, then dry and style your hair, followed by the Pure Crystal Serum. I’ve tried it both ways – I prefer to mix them together if I’m air drying my hair, and separately if I’m using my Dyson hair dryer.

Let’s not forget the Hydrating Mask:

Keratinworks Pure Mini Hydrating Mask

This hydrating mask restores the natural pH of hair with its formulation rich in vitamins E, F and conditioning agents that provide extreme softness, shine and hydration to the hair.

The Hydrating Mask is a super luxe treatment mask and should be used once or twice a month, leaving it on for 30 to 45 minutes. I LOVE hair masks – especially when my hair needs a hydration boost.

Keratinworks Pure

Keratinworks also has a Pure Violet Shampoo and Hydrating Mask formulated for blondes.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR package (thank you Keratinworks and BlendPR), but my frizz-prone, often unruly hair and opinions are all mine.

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol + Shorea Butter Night Cream Review

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

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Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

Today I’m reviewing the newly launched Dream Bio-Retinol + Shorea Butter Night Cream from Three Ships Beauty, a Canadian cruelty free and vegan skincare brand. I purchased it for myself using my discount code during their Virtual Launch Event back in October (and re-stocked my Purify Aloe + Amino Acid Cleanser). [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

Our new night cream works to encourage skin cell turnover and even out skin tone, leaving your skin feeling softer and smoother overnight. The key? A super gentle, plant-based retinol from Picão Preto – a medicinal herb that’s native to Brazil.

Look closer: Vegan squalane and seed butters like Shorea and Murumuru give this product a nice creamy texture that seals in moisture.

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

The Dream Night Cream is not at all drying or irritating like traditional retinol serums and creams can be. I think that the combination of the bio-retinol with the squalane and seed butters that make it so hydrating and non-irritating. It is lightweight, and non-greasy. I can see this night cream working for pretty much all skin types – unless you have a sensitivity to one of the ingredients. And unlike traditional retinol based skincare, this cream can be used during pregnancy / breast-feeding.

One of the really cool things about this brand is that on their website they have an ingredient glossary so you can familiarize yourself with ingredients AND where they are sourced.

Three Ships Beauty Dream Bio-Retinol Night Cream

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Squalane, Olus Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Lactate, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, C12-16 Alcohols, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract

I’m an affiliate for Three Ships Beauty, so if you would like to try this (or anything else) at a 20% discount – here’s myaffiliate link and discount code: ABRASHATTITUDE20 – I will receive compensation for any sales made through my link and discount code.

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Disclosure: I purchased this. Blog post contains an affiliate link and code, of which I will receive compensation for any sales made via my link. My opinion remains my own, regardless of this.