Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant Review

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

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After several weeks of testing, I’m finally ready to review the Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant that I purchased during a mini Sephora haul .[info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

What it is: A clean, stain-free serum deodorant that features a unique AHA blend for the ultimate odor-fighting formula. Available in Serene Clean (notes of citrus, ylang ylang), Beachy Clean (notes of jasmine, sandalwood, vanilla), and Fragrance Free.

Highlighted Ingredients:

– AHA Blend: Deodorizes, exfoliates, improves skin‘s moisture, and addresses visible dullness and discoloration.

– Aloe Vera Juice: Moisturizes, soothes, and visibly invigorates

– Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates for softer, smoother skin.

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

What Else You Need to Know: Featuring a blend of shikimic, mandelic, and lactic acids, this deodorant targets odor where it starts by supporting a pH environment where odor-causing bacteria can‘t survive. Free from aluminum and baking soda, the cooling formula soothes skin, visibly brightens, helps prevent the occurrence of ingrown hairs, and feels good to roll on.

Kosasport Chemistry AHA Serum Deodorant

The good – very gentle and non-irritating on my sensitive underarm skin. It even feels hydrating. The Beach Clean scent blend of jasmine, sandalwood and vanilla is quite lovely. As you might know, I’m not normally a fan of jasmine, but this blend works. I am currently avoiding all baking soda based deodorants due to sensitivity.

The less good – During our recent heatwave, this deodorant crapped out on me – and full disclosure, it wasn’t pretty (can we say stanktacular)! But on cooler days, it worked great. So personally I would use another deodorant form my stash on super active or super hot days, and use this one on cooler or less active days. The thing about natural deodorants is that due to our differences in body chemistry (and diet etc), a deodorant that works well for one person, might be horrible for another person.

Overall – I like this deodorant, but I don’t love it.

Have you tried this deodorant?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

Nécessaire The Body Lotion Review

Nécessaire The Body Lotion

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Nécessaire The Body Lotion

If you follow me on InstaGram, you’ll know that I purchased The Body Lotion from Sephora a few weeks ago, and have been using it pretty much daily ever since, so I’m finally ready to review it! [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

What it is: A daily multi-vitamin moisturizing treatment to nourish and strengthen the skin. Fast-absorbing. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist-Tested. Non-Comedogenic.

Highlighted Ingredients:

– Niacinamide: Clinically shown vitamin B3 helps strengthen the skin’s natural barrier.

– Plant Oils: Marula, cacay, and meadowfoam oils help nourish the skin.

– Peptides: Two signal peptides help skin’s visible firmness and tightness.

Nécessaire The Body Lotion

What Else You Need to Know: The Body Lotion is a fast-absorbing moisturizing treatment with facial-grade ingredients. Barrier-supporting Niacinamide, Marula, Meadowfoam and Cacay oils. Naturally rich in Vitamins A, C, E, Omegas 6, 9, and two peptides. Skin feels moisturized and nourished. No Silicones. No Parabens. No PEGs.

Nécessaire The Body Lotion

This is my first purchase from the brand Nécessaire, and there are two main reasons why I chose The Body Lotion – the first being that it is fragrance free, and the second is that I hoping for a super hydrating and quick absorbing body lotion. I also liked the combination of ingredients.

It is a super light texture, and it absorbs fairly fast, and hydrates my skin ALL DAY and doesn’t feel greasy on humid days!

Have you tried this body lotion?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Essence Double Trouble Mascara Review

Essence Double Trouble Mascara

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Long time, no write! You all know that Essence is one of my go-to brands for mascara, so when it came time to replace my mascara, I decided to purchase a new to me mascara from Essence – the Double Trouble Mascara [info in italics taken from the Essence Cosmetics website]

Essence Double Trouble Mascara

Double the volume, double the trouble! essence DOUBLE TROUBLE MASCARA is bold, daring, and has a double-sided brush for a lash look that’s got it all. The applicator has two sides, an elastomer brush and a fiber brush for extreme definition, curl, and length! Also available in waterproof!

Essence Double Trouble Mascara

This sounds like a great mascara for me since I prefer VOLUME and CURL for my lashes. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am super picky about mascara. I have long, stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water resistant.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Double Trouble Mascara score?

Essence Double Trouble Mascara

1. waterproof / water resistant +0 Not water resistant, did not hold up well if my eyes watered at all.

2. smudge-proof +0 – it smudged easily on me

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 – no flake or clump for me

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Dark black!

5. volumizing +1/4 The volume was minimal. Even with multiple coats.

6. must hold a curl +1/4 Held a curl briefly, then my lashes drooped.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 no itchy eyes!

Overall I would give this mascara a 2.5 out of 7 – which is really not good! I had high hopes for this one, but was so disappointed. This might be the lowest I’ve ever scored a mascara!

Have you tried this mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this.

Vegamour Enso Trio Review

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Today I have a review of a new hair care from Vegamour that was sent for me to try out – the Enso smart haircare line [info in italics taken from the Vegamour website]

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio

The first smart hair care system customized just for you.

Designed for the unique needs of fine, medium or thick hair, ENSŌ’s intuitive technology instantly adjusts to hair on contact, helping to provide ideal amounts of moisture, volume and protection, while enhancing color and shine.

The Enso line has three levels – 01 for fine hair, 02 for medium hair, and 03 for thick hair. Although I often describe my hair as being thick, it is actually closer to medium in texture, but I have a lot of it (high density), so I decided to choose to try the 02 Cleanse, Nourish and Restore Trio for Medium Hair (shampoo, conditioner, and overnight mask).

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio

This sulfate-free, color-safe system’s intuitive technology, powered by Karmatin™, instantly adjusts to hair on contact, helping to provide ideal amounts of moisture, volume, repair and protection, while enhancing color and shine. ENSO Overnight Restoring Mask deeply hydrates, reduces frizz, enhances color and shine, and helps protect color treated or heat damaged hair, restoring hair’s healthy appearance.

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio - Shampoo and Conditioner for Medium Hair

The scent, an aromatherapeutic blend of all-natural Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Yuzu is scientifically engineered to boost mood, help alleviate anxiety and promote an overall sense of lasting well-being. It is a beautiful blend. I’m not usually a fan of jasmine, but this combination works!

The shampoo lathers really well for a sulfate free formula, and the conditioner gives a perfect amount of hydration. My hair feels clean, soft and hydrated – not weighed down, not dried out, and no residue feeling. Beautiful and luxurious!

Vegamour Enso 02 Trio - Overnight Restoring Mask

The Overnight Restoring Mask is divine. Great for a weekly, or bi-weekly moisture boost. My hair is super hydrated and silky after using. I will admit that I use it in the daytime (and not overnight) if I’m working from home and don’t have to be on camera for a virtual meeting.

This is such a beautiful haircare line. It’s also vegan and cruelty free.

Have you tried this brand?

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Disclosure: Product sent for me to try. However, my opinion is always my own, and is based on my experience of several weeks of testing. Not sponsored.

Burt’s Bees The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighter Review

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Today I have a little review of Burt’s Bees The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighters. These were a part of the swag bag that I received from their Sensitive Solutions Virtual Event. [info in italics taken from the Burt’s Bees Canada website]

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

Burt’s Bees® The Luminizer Nourishing Highlighter provides a healthy glow that instantly illuminates the skin upon application. Made with green tea extract packed with vitamins and antioxidants to support healthy, glowing skin, this Burt’s Bees highlighter hydrates skin and helps improve skin’s overall appearance. Our patented Green Tea Complex is working while you wear it to improve the appearance of your natural skin and to fight uneven skin tone. For an easy, everyday makeup look, this lightweight face highlighter blends effortlessly into the skin to define your best features, or try combining it with moisturizer or foundation for an allover, healthy glow. The non-sticky formula is fragrance free and provides a dewy finish for all skin tones. Formulated without parabens, phthalates, SLS or petrolatum. Keep a tube in your purse or makeup bag for whenever you need a glowing touch.

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

The Luminzer is available in two shades: Star Light and Golden Hour. Star Light is a silvery pink toned highlighter, and Golden Hour is a peachy golden toned highlighter. These are very easy to apply either with fingers or a brush. They also work great mixed into foundation. Both shades are beautiful and wearable – shimmery without being glittery – I find myself reaching for them whenever I wear makeup.

Burt's Bees The Luminizer - Star Light and Golden Hour

Have you tried these highlighters?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were a part of a swag bag from a Virtual Event that I attended. My opinion is always my own!

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Solutions Review – Gentle Cream Cleanser and Day Lotion

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser and Day Lotion

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Last month I attended a virtual event for the launch of the Burt’s Bees Sensitive Solutions line, and received a goodie bag with their new Gentle Cream Cleanser and Gentle Day Lotion, along with some other treats that I’ll talk about another time. [info in italics taken from the Burt’s Bees Canada website]

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser and Day Lotion

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that my skin is on the sensitive side, so this line is of particular interest to me. They also launched a Gentle Eye Cream, Night Cream and an SPF30 Gentle Day Lotion. The line has received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance.

Gentle Cream Cleanser:

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser

Moisturize sensitive skin as you cleanse with Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser, clinically shown to wash away dirt, oil and makeup without causing redness or irritation.  […] this soap free cream cleanser uses 98.9% natural ingredients like cotton extract to soften the skin, as well as rice extract and aloe to moisturize and soothe. Gentle enough for daily use, this sensitive skin cleanser will leave you with a healthy looking complexion. It is a naturally gentle way to keep even very sensitive skin feeling clean and moisturized.

I love cream based cleansers, especially if my skin is feeling dry, or particularly sensitive. It is also great for doing a double cleanse – which I like to do if I’m wearing a lot of makeup or sunscreen. Very soothing and gentle.

Gentle Day Lotion:

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Day Lotion

Clinically shown to moisturize sensitive skin all day without causing redness or irritation, Burt’s Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream provides soothing natural skin care for sensitive skin. Rice extract and aloe moisturize and soothe your sensitive skin, while cotton extract helps replenish your skin’s outer layer and protect it from potential irritants. […] Use it daily on your face and neck after cleansing as part of your skin care routine. It is a naturally gentle way to keep even very sensitive skin feeling fresh and well hydrated.

This moisturizer has everything my skin needs. It is lightweight, super hydrating, but not at all greasy. Helps to calm redness. Plays nicely with makeup too!

Burt's Bees Sensitive Solutions - Gentle Facial Cleanser and Day Lotion

When the SPF30 comes out this month (June 2022), I plan to purchase it.

Do you have sensitive skin?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were gifted as part of a virtual event that I attended. My opinion is based on my sensitive skin experience with the products.

Delizioso Skincare Reviews

Delizioso Skincare

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Delizioso Skincare

Today I have reviews of a few products from Ontario based Delizioso Skincare – handcrafted, natural, vegan and cruelty free skincare, cosmetics, body and haircare. They were kind enough to send me a few things to try out – the Cucumber & Aloe Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer, The Eclipse Tansy & Marula Balancing Facial Oil, Succulent Cell Hyaluronic Acid B5 Cream Mask, and a sample of their Watermelon Coffee + COQ10 Eye Gel [ info in italics taken from the Delizioso Skincare website]

Cucumber & Aloe Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer:

Delizioso Skincare Cucumber + Aloe Sensitive Skin Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer

A 100% natural, light facial moisturizer made with pure cucumber seed oil, aloe leaf juice and hyaluronic acid.  Highly concentrated long and short chain hyaluronic molecules provide intensive hydration and work against fine lines and wrinkles while cucumber and aloe work to calm the complexion. Because it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, hyaluronic acid aids hydration and actually plumps up skin. Enriched with Rosehip oil, this gentle facial moisturizer is filled with highly potent antioxidants to fight free radical damage and make skin appear more smooth, calm, hydrated and plump.

This is a beautiful and lightweight moisturizer – it is super hydrating, and I love the mild cucumber scent. I especially like mixing it with The Eclipse Facial Oil. It plays nicely with foundation and concealer too!

The Eclipse Tansy & Marula Balancing Facial Oil:

Delizioso Skincare The Eclipse Tansy & Marula Balancing Facial Oil

This lightweight facial oil is a holy grail product that helps to keep skin looking balanced, fresh, clear and youthful. Blue Tansy Essential Oil is known for its amazing properties to calm and balance irritated and troubled skin.  Collageneer® is an anti-aging and firming ingredient that stimulates the synthesis of a high-quality collagen to increase elasticity and firmness in the skin, helping to remodel the facial contour.  With powers to help with congested pores and clarity, this luxurious oil is based on skin balancing squalane and nourishing marula to harness nature’s amazing skin benefits in every drop.

This facial oil is so great – I can see this working for all skin types as it is light and non-greasy.

Succulent Cell Supple Hydration Hyaluronic B5 Cream Mask:

Delizioso Skincare Succulent Cell Supple Hydration Hyaluronic B5 Cream Mask

This all natural mask is packed full of highly concentrated long and short chain hyaluronic molecules to provide intensive hydration and, alongside other botanical ingredients, works against fine lines and wrinkles caused by dry skin. Unlike conventional masks, the vitamin b5 and allantoin rich mask is based on a cream formula, for ultimate moisture. A must have for more supple looking skin.

So beautiful for when my skin needs a hydration boost – ultimate moisture is exactly what this mask gives my skin!

Watermelon Anti-Aging CoQ10 + Coffee Brightening Eye Gel:

Delizioso Skincare Watermelon Coffee + CoQ10 Eye Gel

This potent, fast absorbing all natural eye gel is formulated with antioxidants that leave skin looking more dewy, supple and bright after application, making fine lines, wrinkles, under eye darkness and puffiness less noticeable. […] Watermelon extract, rich in lycopene and vitamins, has been studied to yield remarkable antioxidant capacity while coffee berry oil is known to increase circulation. Coenzyme Q10 is  used on skin due to its studied ability to decrease the appearance of wrinkles with prolonged use. 

Holy grail if you are prone to dark circles or allergy related puffiness like me. It works SO WELL! And you just need a teeny tiny drop!

Have you tried anything from Delizioso Skincare? They have a lot that I want to try – until I use up a few things from my stash, I’ll be making myself a wishlist!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were gifted. However, my views are always based on my experience with the products whether gifted or purchased.

Dyson Supersonic HairDryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Round Brush Review

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush

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I’m finally getting around to reviewing my Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer – it was a birthday gift from 2021 from the Mister and my parents – I think it is time to give my opinion since I’ve been using it for over a year now!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

A bit of a back story – I used to buy a cheap hairdryer, and had to replace it every year or two. It always took FOREVER to dry my shoulder length (sometimes longer) fairly thick hair. Then I made an upgrade to a T3 Featherweight – which lasted for over ten years before it needed to be replaced. The T3 Featherweight, although faster than my previous hairdryers, still took a long time to dry my hair.

Now back to the Dyson. I don’t always blow dry my hair every time I wash it, but when I do, I want it to be as fast as possible – and I always use a heat protectant product to minimize damage. [info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

What it is: A hair dryer that dries hair fast with no extreme heat

What Else You Need to Know:
– Includes a range of attachments designed to style different types of hair
– Magnetic styling attachments for easy fitting and 360° rotation
– Intelligent heat control helps protect your shine: Air temperature is measured 40 times every second, keeping the temperature under control
– Air Multiplier™ technology amplifies air by three times for faster drying
– Acoustically Tuned: The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency, and it’s enveloped by a vibration-reduction system

– Three precise speed settings: High for fast drying and styling, medium for regular drying, low for diffusing
– Four precise heat settings: 100°C fast drying and styling, 80°C regular drying, 60°C cooler drying and diffusing, 28°C constant cold
– Cold shot: 28°C cold shot sets your hair after styling

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Presentation Case

When I got my Supersonic, there was a promotion to get the Presentation Case and an extra attachment (or two) – so I have the Supersonic dryer, the presentation case, two different concentrator nozzles, the diffuser, and the wide tooth comb attachment. There is a new flyaway attachment that came out recently that I’d like to get.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Attachments

I like that this hair dryer is small and lightweight. It is also not super noisy. It is easy to adjust between settings. And the attachments swap out easily as they’re magnetic. The cord is also really long which I so appreciate!

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Attachments Presentation Case

I mainly use the larger concentrator nozzle or the diffuser – depending on if I want to dry my hair straight or wavy / curly. And if I only want to dry my hair in a hurry (no careful blowout), I can do it in 12 MINUTES – compared to my old hair dryer which took a minimum of 45 minutes and even then it wasn’t 100% dry. So for me it is worth it.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer and Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush

I never store my hair dryer in the case, it is usually sitting next to the case on my dresser. I store the attachments and my brush in the case.

Also – a little review of the Quo Beauty Double Ceramic Large Round Brush [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart website]

The double ceramic large round brush feature a ceramic round head for even heat & smoothing while blowdry styling. Head is also vented for quicker styling & heat distribution. In a trendy rose gold & white palette.

I had a natural boar bristle round brush a million years ago, and it ALWAYS got stuck in my hair no matter how careful I was when I used it. I decided to try a round brush again when I got my Dyson as my current hair stylist used one with her Dyson one of the times she cut my hair – so I really watched her technique and have tried to replicate it. The Quo brush is really nice and light weight, and does work well when I want to try to do a salon style blowout – I’m still working on my technique, but it shows promising results so far. And most importantly, it doesn’t get stuck in my hair.

Have you tried either the Dyson Supersonic or the Quo Double Ceramic Large Round Brush?

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Disclosure: Dyson Supersonic was a birthday gift, and the Quo Beauty Brush purchased by me.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner Review

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Today I have a little review of the EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner. EVOLVh is one of my favourite hair care brands, and I’ve tried a lot of their products – both gifted and self-purchased – so when I was asked if I wanted to the one of their Leave-In Conditioners, of course I said yes! I chose the SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner. [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

This weightless wonder helps keep dry & frizzy curls on point. Powered by fatty acids-rich shea butter and coconut oil, this light-yet-hydrating formula strengthens strands, fends off flyaways and minimizes breakage while protecting hair from heat and UV damage. Finally, a leave-in conditioner for all curls types and low & high porosity hair,  that’s effective as it is easy.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

This is one of those products that pretty much does it all – it hydrates, it detangles, it combats frizz, and it is a heat and UV protectant. And it does it all without making my hair feel heavy or gross.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

I’ve previously tried and reviewed the SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner and the InstaVolume Elixir – both of which are great, it just depends on what your hair needs.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: Product gifted. My opinion is always my own, and is based on my experience with the product.