Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder Review

Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder

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Today I have a review of the Clean Fresh Pressed Powder from Covergirl [info in italics taken from the Covergirl website]

Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder is talc-free and formulated with tapioca and aloe vera powder to absorb oil and deliver fresh, natural-looking skin. The 100% vegan pressed powder makes pores less visible, so skin looks and feels smooth. Apply the powder with the included vegan foam puff for easy application. Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder is formulated without phthalates, mineral oil, formaldehyde, talc, parabens, or sulfates. Pro-tip: Pair the face powder with Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk for a flawless finish that lasts all day.

This pressed powder is available in 6 shades – 100 translucent, 120 fair, 140 light, 160 medium, 180 tan and 200 rich – not a wide range of shades – kind of ridiculous really. I purchased the shade 140 light and it is perfect for me.

This is a really smooth pressed powder and it looks natural on my skin. I like it a lot!

Have you tried this pressed powder?

Covergirl Clean Fresh Pressed Powder

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Covergirl Lash Blast Active Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Covergirl Lash Blast Active Mascara in the shade Extreme Black. I purchased it recently and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl website & from the packaging]

Covergirl Lash Blast Active

Lash Blast Active Mascara gives an instant boost of volume that can’t be stopped—offering up to 24 hour wear that won’t let you down! The formula is sweat-proof, smudge-proof and clump-proof ready to take you through your day. The brush provides easy application, control and separation due to the alternating bristle lengths and the brush shape that hugs the lash line. Suitable for contact lens wearers and ophthalmologically tested.

Based on the description, this mascara sounds perfect for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. Normally I always use a lash curler before applying mascara but I’ve recently had my very first lash lift and tint, so my curler is stashed away, and no waterproof formulas for me. 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 Covergirl Lab Blast Active Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant  – Not waterproof, but it withstood my watery eyes, so quite water-resistant +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

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

5. volumizing +1/2 to 3/4 depending on whether I do one or two coats.

6. must hold a curl +1 I’ve had a lash lift done, but the mascara did not make my lashes droop. I may change this score once my lash lift wears off and I test it with my lashes in their normal state.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Covergirl Lash Blast Active Mascara

The brush is one of those narrow flexible needle type brushes (what is this mascara brush type called), which I’m not usually a fan of, but this one is great for getting all my lashes, even the teeny ones! Overall I would give this mascara a 6.5 to 6.75 out of 7 – veering towards holy grail status!

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

La Beauté Soi 10 Piece Makeup Brush Set Review

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Today I’m reviewing the La Beauté Soi 10 Piece Makeup Brush Set that came in my CAUSEBOX Summer Intro Box 3 [info in italics taken from La Beauté Soi website]

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Our 10pcs Ensemble Brush Kit has everything you need ready to be taken on your next adventure. Giving you the flawless complexion and eye looks you crave, all packed in a vegan leather roll in a variety of different color variations to pick from, that will leave any ready to any person on the go.

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The collection consists of the following brushes:
– Angled Liner Brush, Precision Brush, Angled Shadow Brush, Flat Shader Brush, Blending Brush, Concealer Brush, Fan Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Angled Blush Brush and Powder Brush

La Beauté Soi

This is a good selection of cruelty-free and vegan makeup brushes. I like that it comes with a brush roll – although I don’t store my brushes in there, and only use the roll for travelling as the bristles can get crumpled if left sitting in there. The handles are sturdy, and the bristles seem to be securely attached – I’ve had no shedding yet after using and washing. 

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Out of the ten brushes, there are five face brushes:  the Concealer Brush, Fan Brush, Pointed Foundation Brush, Angled Blush Brush and Powder Brush – out of which, I will use four of them – I have other fan brushes that sit unused in my collection, so this fan brush will likely get neglected as well. I especially like the foundation brush and the powder brush, as these are two brushes that I reach for the most!

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From the five eye brushes: Angled Liner Brush, Precision Brush, Angled Shadow Brush, Flat Shader Brush, Blending Brush, all are brushes that I reach for whenever I wear eye makeup, so it is always good to have several of each. I would say that the precision brush will likely be the least used out of the bunch.

Have you tried any brushes fro La Beauté Soi? 

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Disclosure: This came in my CAUSEBOX subscription that I pay for.

 

NatureLab Toyko Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner Duo

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NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Today I’m reviewing the NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner travel duo – I received the travel sized set in my PR package with the Perfect Shine Duo set. [info in italics taken from the NatureLab Tokyo website]

Let’s take a look at the Perfect Repair Shampoo:

Innovations in botanical technology help put an end to hair drama by addressing the root cause: the scalp. An infusion of Smart Keratin brings extra reinforcement and protection to the deepest layers of the cortex while Stem Cells from the resilient Bamboo plant extend the lifespan of hair’s growth cycle and strengthen strands from the inside out. Argan and Prickly Pear oils protect from environmental damage and restore a healthy look and feel. Damaged hair is visibly improved and new hair sprouts stronger. 

And now let’s look at the Perfect Repair Conditioner:

Make amends with your color treated tresses. Vitality-boosting Bamboo Stem Cells are infused into an antioxidant-rich plant-based conditioning treatment that shields hair from further UV and thermal damage. Smart Keratin strengthens and protects from cortex to cuticle, restoring every strand. Damaged hair is visibly improved and new hair sprouts stronger. 

I really like this Shampoo and Conditioner duo – my hair feels so clean and healthy and soft to the touch! I let my hair air dry and forgot to put any taming product in, and my hair still turned out really nice when it dried – my hair was wavy and under control.

The scent is mild and is a blend of Japanese bamboo, green tea and cypress – it is a delicate and subtle scent – which is my preference for hair care products.

Have you tried this one? I really like it a lot. I can’t decide which one I like more, the Perfect Repair or the Perfect Shine Duos.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were a part of a PR gifted package. However, as always, my opinion is based on my personal usage of the products!

grace & stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Hyaluronic Acid Serum from grace & stella. It came in my Summer Intro Box from my CAUSEBOX subscription. [info in italics taken from the grace & stella website]

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

Say ‘hi’ to hydration

Hyaluronic acid is a must-have in your skin routine. The primary function of hyaluronic acid is to retain water to keep your skin hydrated at all times, so you can think about it as a BIG drink of water for your tissues. This is the holy grail for supple, youthful skin.

Lightweight and suitable for all skin types, our Hyaluronic Acid formula alleviates dry skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeding up wound healing. It improves skin elasticity, making your skin appear dewier and brighter.

Always Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and Paraben-Free.

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

grace & stella is a Canadian company that is Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free – so I was super excited to try something from this new to me brand!

I love facial serums, especially ones that are hyaluronic acid based as they give an extra boost of hydration. This one is light and quickly absorbs into my skin. I love that it has a pump. I’ve even used it mixed in with my foundation to make it a little more hydrating.

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Ingredients: WATER/EAU/AQUA, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE CROSSPOLYMER, PANTHENOL, AHNFELTIA CONCINNA EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, CITRIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CHLORPHENESIN, HYALURONIC ACID, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE.

grace & stella hyaluronic acid serum

Have you tried this Hyaluronic Acid Serum?

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Disclosure: This came in my CAUSEBOX subscription that I pay for.

Wyld Skincare French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge Review

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Today I have a review of the Wyld Skincare French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge that I got recently in my summer intro box 3 from CAUSEBOX  [info in italics taken from the Wyld Skincare website]

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Gentle exfoliating sponge made from 100% natural Konjac plant. Infused with ultra-soothing French pink clay to purify pores without drying your skin. Nourishing vitamins and minerals help brighten complexion and promote healthy skin. Leaves skin soft and dewy after every use.

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  • French pink clay gently removes dirt, oil, makeup and build-up in pores
  • Contains natural calming properties to soothe and nourish skin
  • Removes dead skin without stripping healthy oils
  • Infuses pores with rich minerals and vitamins (A, E, D, B1, B2, B6, B12, and C)

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This is a super gentle way to exfoliate my skin. I love that it is just the Konjac sponge and pink clay – that’s it – nothing else! It can be used by itself with water, or with the facial cleanser of your choice. And it comes with a little string loop so it can be hung to dry between uses – which is a nice touch!

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Have you tried using a Konjac sponge before?

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Disclosure: This came in my CAUSEBOX subscription that I pay for!

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of the Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner duo from NatureLab Tokyo. This set is a part of a PR package that was sent to me to try out. [info in italics taken from the NatureLab Tokyo website]

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Rosa Takagi was on a quest to create the most effective natural beauty products in the world. She also demanded that they be clean and affordable. To do that, she drew upon time-tested Japanese beauty rituals and worked to elevate them with the latest scientific technology. The result is NatureLab’s Perfect Haircare.

Inspired to achieve perfect harmony between traditional Japanese beauty rituals and future-forward clean technology, founder Rosa Tagaki set out to create a curated line of innovative haircare, formulated on the premise that healthy hair starts at the scalp. Bringing together the brightest brains in clean beauty, Rosa’s team of scientists and cosmetic chemists harnessed breakthrough botanical technology to unlock active, nutrient-rich plant stem cells proven to repair and maintain scalp health, improve follicle strength and promote growth at the cellular level. Stem cells from apple, bamboo, argan and grape are uniquely paired with pearl extract, quinoa protein, and other naturally-derived ingredients to deliver targeted, clinically proven results, including improved shine, texture and volume. Introducing NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Haircare, nature’s ultimate haircare hack.

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First off, I want to comment on the packaging of this cruelty-free line – it looks like laboratory flasks – I think that this is such a great concept. And I love it when shampoo / conditioner bottles have pumps! The line is free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, mineral oil and phthalates.

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Let’s take a closer look at the Perfect Shine Shampoo:

Let your inner light shine through with a Platinum Fiber-infused shampoo that reveals hair’s natural reflective properties. Antioxidant-rich Stem Cells from Grape regenerate scalp papilla cells and revitalize shine. Hyaluronic acid seals in moisture while Pearl Extract stimulates enzymes for an iridescent finish. Shine on.

And now the Perfect Shine Conditioner:

Elevate shine to mega-watt status with a Platinum Fiber-infused conditioning treatment that delivers a weightless, glossy finish. Antioxidant-rich Stem Cells from Grape work behind the scenes to guard against oxidative damage and regenerate scalp papilla cells. Hyaluronic acid seals in moisture while Pearl Extract provides an iridescent luster. Shine on.

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I really like this shampoo and conditioner set – it makes my hair feel clean, soft and shiny. It has a very mild scent of violet and almond – not over powering at all – which I love as I detest over-scented hair products!

My hair is looking less dull, and believe it or not, it is making my wavy hair a little easier to tame into soft beachy waves instead of a tangled, dull, mess.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Reviews to follow on the Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner set, and Treatment Mask samples once I’ve had a chance to try them out several times.

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Have you tried anything from this cruelty-free hair care line?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted. However, my opinion is my own, and is based on my user experience.

 

CAUSEBOX Summer Intro Box 3 – Unboxing & First Impressions

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Today I’m sharing my unboxing and first impressions of my first ever CAUSEBOX – the Summer Intro Box 3. It is a quarterly seasonal subscription. [info in italics taken from the CAUSEBOX website]

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Five cornerstones define everything that we do at CAUSEBOX. We are: community focused, ethically made, environmentally conscious, for women, and impact driven. 

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3

Let’s take a look at what is inside:

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3

I ordered the Summer Intro Box because I really wanted the Zoe Crossbody Bag from Pixie Mood – I received it in Sage. It is a gorgeous bag, and photos just don’t do the colour justice! It is a beautifully constructed vegan leather handbag, and the interior lining is made from recycled plastic bottles.

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The next item is the 10-Piece Makeup Brush Collection from La Beauté Soi. These brushes are cruelty free. And I love the brush roll – great for travel! (Review to follow once I’ve tried them out)

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - La Beauté Soi Makeup Brush Collection

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - La Beauté Soi Makeup Brush Collection

The next item is a set of 6 silicone stretch lids from Altcooking Hub. I’m actually really happy about getting them, as we were talking about buying a set.

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - Altcooking Hub 6 Silicone Stretch Lids

The next item is skincare – yay! The Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Super happy to get a facial serum, especially from a brand that I’ve never tried before! (review to follow once I’ve tested it out)

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - Grace & Stella Hyaluronic Acid Serum

The final item is another skincare product – yay! Wyld French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge. I’m always happy to get skincare. (review to follow, once I’ve tried it out)

CAUSEBOX SUMMER INTRO BOX 3 - Wyld French Pink Clay Konjac Sponge

It cost me $32.90 USD for the Summer Intro Box which with the exchange rate of 1.3784 worked out to be $45.35 CAD so the value of this box is $148 USD which works out to $204 CAD!

The regular quarterly subscription is $54.95 USD plus $7.95 for shipping to Canada. The yearly subscription is cheaper, but I didn’t want to commit to a year just yet.

Have you tried CAUSEBOX? So far I like it!

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Disclosure: I paid for this!

Indeed Labs Retinol Reface Review

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Today I have a review of the Indeed Labs Canada Retinol Reface that I purchased for myself a few weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Indeed Labs Canada website]

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retinol reface™ is a 3-in-1 formula combining retinol, bakuchiol, and a retinol-like peptide to help deliver softer, smoother, and visibly younger-looking skin. Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, and bakuchiol are considered to be two of the most effective ingredients in helping those with aging concerns. This super-concentrated night cream quickly and effectively targets signs of aging by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while minimizing redness. Additionally, it enhances skin tone, hydration, elasticity, firmness, radiance, and brightness. retinol reface™ is gentle enough to use on all skin types.

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Benefits

  • Reduces visible signs of skin aging
  • Improves skin texture and can be used by acne-prone skin
  • Delivers softer, smoother looking skin
  • Formulated with retinol microspheres to minimize sensitivity

This is a surprisingly gentle retinol formulation – a great “starter” if you are new to using retinoid based skincare, or if you have sensitive skin like me.

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If you are new to retinol, try using it every couple of days to let your skin adjust. And don’t forget to always wear SPF in the daytime, as retinoids make the skin more sensitive to sun exposure – and well, you should be wearing it anyway!

It does help improve my skin texture, and smooths things out, and it helps with fine lines and wrinkles. Price-wise, it is quite budget friendly at less than $20 CAD!

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Have you tried this one? Do you have a favourite retinol product?

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