August 2016 Empties

August 2016 Empties

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It’s time for my monthly empties post. I’ve really been trying to finish up some of the things in my stash rather than let them go to waste.

August 2016 Empties


August 2016 Empties

Haus of Gloi Hair Oil in Aether (unscented) – I have another one in my stash with the Cozy Sweater scent to use up. I really love this hair oil, and mostly use it in the cooler months. Original review is here.

Co Lab Dry Shampoo in Rio scent – This one has already been replaced. I finished one of these last month as well.

Zabana Essentials Dry Shampoo in Lavender Citrus Mint – It works really well, but I find the delivery system to be too messy, so I won’t be replacing this one. Original review is here.

Alterna Caviar CC Cream – This has been in my stash forever. I finally used it up! I won’t be replacing this one as I don’t think that this brand is cruelty free.


August 2016 Empties

Personnelle Brand Cosmetic Pads – Great for removing eye makeup and nail polish. I usually just buy whatever ones are one sale. These have already been replaced.

Oz Naturals Amino Herbal Hydration Mask – I really loved this mask. I haven’t replaced it yet, as I have a few facial masks to use up before I buy any new ones. Original review is here.

Not Soap, Radio When life gives you too many lemons (and you’ve misplaced your happy place…) Joy Inducing Hand / Body Lotion – I received this in my July Ipsy Glam Bag, and LOVED it. I have several hand and body lotions to use up, so I won’t be replacing this one for awhile, but it is added to my wish list. The review is here.


August 2016 Empties

Pur Volume Vixen 4-in-1 Mascara – I got this at the Generation Beauty event in May. This mascara doesn’t work well for me, and it has been abut 3 months since I first opened it, so it is going onto the trash. I won’t be replacing this one. Original review is here.

Brazen Triple Threat Antioxidant Skin Perfecting Primer – I got this primer just before I started blogging. Despite the brownish tone of this primer, it goes on clear. I really liked this primer but have a few in my stash to use up before even thinking about purchasing another one. I’ve never actually reviewed this primer.

So there you have it, all of my empties for the month of August. Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Reminder – My giveaway closes tomorrow at noon (eastern standard time). If you haven’t entered it yet, what are you waiting for? Go here to enter!

Disclosure: All things were purchased by me with the exception of the Pur mascara which I received at the Gen Beauty Event (that I purchased the ticket for).

August 2016 Faves

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Can you believe that it is nearly September? This summer has been flying by so quickly! Today I wanted to share a few of my favourites for the month of August!


Tarte Tartelette Palette – I’ve been wearing this nearly every single time that I’ve worn eyeshadow since purchasing it. The review is here.

Tarte Tartelette Amazonian Matte Palette

ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Dopey and Frick n Frack. I’ve been wearing both of these liquid lipsticks a lot this past month. I love them equally! Original reviews are here and here.

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek in Butterfly Beach. This rose gold toned highlighter is stunning. It can be worn from subtle to extreme and looks amazing. Review is here.

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek - Butterfly Beach

I’ve been wearing Butterfly Beach with my Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso.


Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner – Our summer has been pretty humid this year, so facial mists are so refreshing and cooling. Original review is here.

Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner

Consonant DHE Facial Mask – This mask is amazing, it does it all – detoxification, hydration and exfoliation. (Thanks Stashy! <3) My review is here.

Consonant Skincare DHE Mask

What were your faves for this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Don’t forget to enter my abrashattitude gratitude giveaway here. The giveaway closes on Thursday, September 1st at noon (eastern time).

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for each product disclosure.

Weekly Post Re-cap with A Brash Attitude

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This is going to be a new feature on the blog – a re-cap of the week’s blog posts.

Monday, August 22nd – A review of the Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment.

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Wednesday, August 24th – A review of the Butterfly Beach SuperShock Cheek Highlighter from ColourPop.

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek - Butterfly Beach

Friday, August 26th – the a brash attitude gratitude giveaway!

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Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

a brash attitude gratitude giveaway!

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

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Yes, you read that right, it is my a brash attitude gratitude giveaway for my WordPress followers! There are nearly 900 of you now, and I’d like to say a HUGE MEGA thank you to each and every person who has followed, liked and commented on my posts. I wish that I could send each and every one of you a prize!

Here’s the prize (with a few secret treats thrown in that are not pictured):

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway


The details:

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer – Smashbox lost their cruelty free status when they started selling in China, but I’ve heard that they have recently stopped selling in China. So I’m not 100% sure if they have gotten their cruelty free status back yet or not.

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2. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Lumiere 2 (The Kathleen Lights shade). *Not swatched because yuck, who wants that as a prize?!*

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3. ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park *Not swatched because that would be gross*

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4. ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in TooLips *Not swatched, for obvious reasons*

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5. ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Finders Keepers *Not swatched, eeeeew!*

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6. ColourPop SuperShock Cheek Highlighter in Wisp. *Not swatched ok, not going to happen*


Here are the rules / contest information:

  1. You must be following my wordpress blog (through wordpress). No giveaway accounts. I will be checking and verifying every entry.
  2. DO NOT re-blog this post. If you do, you are automatically disqualified!
  3. If you really feel the need to share, you can share it on Twitter or InstaGram – but this is not required.
  4. Comment with the following “In it to win it” – to make sure that you read the rules.
  5. This is an international giveaway, since my readers are international.
  6. Winners from my previous giveaway are welcome to enter, so please do!
  7. The giveaway runs from today, Friday, August 26th, until Thursday, September 1st at noon (eastern standard time), to give me enough time to verify entries. Entries after that will not be included.
  8. I will be drawing the winner through a random number generator and announcing the winner on Friday, September 2nd before noon (eastern standard time).
  9.  The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing info – either through my contact page or via email – abrashattitude at gmail dot com.
  10. If the winner fails to contact me within 48 hours, another name will be drawn via random number generator.

Thanks for reading, good luck and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: This is a personal blog giveaway, and is not sponsored, and was paid for with my own money.


ColourPop SuperShock Cheek in Butterfly Beach (Review)

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek - Butterfly Beach

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Last week I gave a sneak peek at my ColourPop order that arrived last week – in it were five of liquid lipsticks (two Ultra Metallic, two Ultra Glossy and one Ultra Satin) as well as two Super Shock Cheek (highlighters). I’m only going to be reviewing three of the liquid lipsticks, and one of the highlighters as the rest will be going into my soon to be announced giveaway. Today I’m reviewing the SuperShock Cheek in Butterfly Beach.

It is described as:

Soft peach with highlights of gold and silver, a shout-out to our favorite So Cal Beach.

In the package the colour seems a little dark, so I was afraid at first that it would look terrible on my fair skin.

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek - Butterfly Beach

But swatched it is a beautiful rose gold, and can be as subtle or as extreme as you want it to be. I’ve been wearing it to give me a subtle glow.

ColourPop SuperShock4.jpg

As for application, because this product has a weird bouncy texture, it is easiest to apply with my fingers, and then blend it out with a synthetic brush if I applied too much.

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek - Butterfly Beach

It looks great paired with the Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso.

I think that this colour would look amazing on a wide range of people from fairer to darker skintones. On the website they have a swatch of it on three different skintones and I think that it looks stunning on all three!

Have you tried this one from ColourPop?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!


Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

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If you remember, I was in love with the Essence Lip Oil that I purchased at Generation Beauty in Toronto in May (review is here). I just recently finished it off and was unable to find it at any of the pharmacies here, and it wasn’t even listed on the Canadian Essence website!

I began searching for a lip oil substitute. Kaily from Hello Kaily asked me if I had tried the Milani one – which I had not. Milani is fairly hard to find in Montreal, but at the drugstore near my mother’s house in Nova Scotia, they usually carry most, if not all, of the Milani line. She was kind enough to check to see if they carried the Milani Lip Oil and less than a week later, a package arrive with not one, but two, of the Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatments. (Thanks Mom! <3)

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Discover a revolution in lip hydration plus a healthy dose of shine with a first-of-its-kind lip oil in 8 addictively scented, kiss quenching shades. All lip oils are formulated with the natural healing power of Jojoba, Avocado and Tsubaki Oil. As an added benefit, each shade is infused with different nutrient-dense oils that treat a specific concern. The soft, extra plush applicator hugs the curves of your lips, locking in moisture.

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

There are eight different “shades” available – Moisturizing Almond Coco (coconut), Healing Lemon Honey, Rejuvenating Peach Mango, Conditioning Grapeseed, Repairing Primrose, Revitalizing Grapefruit, Protecting Pomegranate, and Nourishing Raspberry.

My mom sent the  Repairing Primrose and Protecting Pomegranate Lip Oil Treatments. The Milani Lip Oil feels a lot like the Essence one, not sticky or goopy at all, and the scents are mild. I’ve only been wear testing the Repairing Primrose Lip Oil so far and I love it.

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The applicator is super soft, wide and paddle shaped, making it really easy to quickly apply the lip oil.

Have you tried this lip oil? Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: This was gifted to me from my momma! She’s awesome like that!

Sukin Antioxidant Eye Serum

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Today I’m reviewing the final product that was sent to me from the lovely Stashy from Stash Matters in my (skin)care package. If you aren’t following her yet, you really should. She is my skincare guru!

This is the Antioxidant Eye Serum from Sukin – one of my current favourite skincare brands.

Here’s what it says on the website about the Eye Serum:

    Soothing aloe vera, cucumber and burdock provide the perfect blend of plant proteins to offer deep rehydration to the delicate eye area. Rose hip, evening primrose and borage oils help improve skin elasticity and texture, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Paraben Free. TIP: Apply dabbing gently with fingertips, do not stretch or pull the skin around the eye area whilst applying.

This is a very lightweight, milky eye treatment, that is deeply hydrating without being greasy. And most importantly, it does not irritate my sensitive eyes. It plays nicely with my Becca Brightening Under Eye Corrector (and other concealers).


Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (Borage), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract (Burdock), Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol.

When you look at the ingredient list, it is easy to see why it is so skin friendly – aloe, cucumber, burdock and nettle, and the oils (sesame, rosehip, evening primrose, and borage)!

Sukin Antioxidant Eye Serum

The skin under my eyes is a lot smoother and definitely more hydrated, this is a beautiful eye serum. Because it has a pump, I find that I am wasting less eye cream, whereas with a tube, I always end up with way more than I need.

This is a beautiful eye serum. It is recommended for all skin types. I would agree, unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to any of the ingredients.

Have you tried this eye serum? What is your favourite eye cream / gel / serum?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was gifted from a friend!


Ipsy Glam Bag August 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

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My Ipsy Glam Bag for the month of August arrived last week but I was finally able to photograph everything over the weekend when I opened my shiny pink envelope.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

So let’s get to it! Here’s the bag and the little insert card:

The bag is pretty cute. I wish that there was a print on both sides but the other side is plain.

Ipsy GlamBag Aug3

I received two sheet masks from Sally’s Box / Secret Garden – one is the Camellia Oil Ampoule Mask and the other is the Olive Oil Ampoule Mask. I was not able to find any information as to whether or not this brand is cruelty-free so if anyone can confirm the company’s status, please get in touch!

The Camellia Oil one is supposed to be used for moisturizing + lifting + ultra moisturizing – no that is not a typo, that is what is says on the package! The Olive Oil one is listed as being for moisturizing + smoothing + lifting. I noticed that it contains fragrance in the ingredient list, so I will  be gifting these to someone with less sensitive skin (probably to my mother).

Ipsy GlamBag Aug5

A sample size of the Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam. I was really happy about getting this as it was on one of my wish lists of things to try! Nyx is a cruelty free brand.

A full size lip crayon from Lord & Berry in shade Intimacy. I have a lot of similar colours already, so this one will be gifted to my mother. In researching whether or not Lord & Berry was cruelty free, I found a lot of different opinions. I could not find any information directly on the Lord & Berry website – not even a FAQ section!

A full size Smokey Eye Pen from Rodial, in shade black. You can never have too many black eyeliners in my opinion. This brand is cruelty free. This eyeliner is super long wearing.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

A sample size of the Perfecting Face Polish from Organic Surge. I love skincare products, especially when it says on the package “suitable for sensitive skin”. This is a cruelty free brand. I’m looking forward to trying this once I use up my current facial scrub from Sukin.

Ipsy Glam Bag Aug 2016

So there you have it, my August Ipsy Glam Bag! I will use three of the five products. I would rate this bag a 6 out of 10 for the products, and 9 out of 10 for the bag design (I’m taking off one point because the back of the bag is blank).

How did my Ipsy Glam Bag compare to yours?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I paid for this Ipsy Glam Bag.

Consonant Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream Review

Consonant Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream

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Today I’m reviewing another one from Consonant Skincare – the Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream. This product came from the amazing (skin)care package sent to me by Stashy from Stash Matters. You should follow her, she is a makeup and skincare expert!

Onto the review! Here’s what it says on the website about the Ultra Moisturizing Organic Face Cream:

Lightweight, persistent hydration for normal, combination and oily skin. This lightweight formula penetrates quickly with a non-greasy finish. Your skin will look and feel healthier, more radiant and youthful from the very first use. Non-comedogenic.

I have to say that the description is very true. It is a very lightweight moisturizer, the consistency is very light for a cream type formulation.

It is highly moisturizing without being greasy. Although my skin is more on the normal to dry side, this facial cream adds enough moisture that my skin doesn’t need anything heavier.

Below is the ingredient list, in case the photo of the packaging is not clear enough to read:

Aqua/Water, Glyceryl Stearate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil* (Grape Seed Oil), Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Niacinamide, Butyrospermum Parkii* (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Cassia Olea Europea Seed Oil* (Olive Oil), Persea Gratissima Seed Oil* (Avocado Oil), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil* (Borage Oil), Oenothera Biennis Seed Oil* (Primrose Oil), Cetyl Alcohol, Linum Usitatissimum* (Flaxseed Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil* (Jojoba Oil), Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase, Algae*, Panax Ginseng Root Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita Leaf Extract* (Chamomile), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Echinacea Angustifolia Leaf Extract*, Cucumis Sativus Extract* Cucumber), Rosemarinus Officinalis Extract*, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu Oil), Alpha Bisabolol, Malileuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil (Tea Tree Oil), Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid.   *Certified organic oils and extracts  100% Natural

Just look at all of the skin-friendly ingredients – the various seed and nut oils, algae, ginseng, chamomile, aloe, cucumber, echinacea, and rosemary! No wonder my skin is so happy!

I think that this facial cream would work well for all skin types, especially sensitive skin, unless you have an allergy / sensitivity to certain ingredients. This cream contains Tee Tree Oil which is often a trigger for me, but the concentration must be low enough that it doesn’t bother my skin at all!

I highly recommend this face cream if you want lightweight, yet effective, natural and organic hydration.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a gift from a friend!