September 2016 Empties

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I didn’t finish up as much as I thought I would this month – just four things.

September 2016 Empties

Cake Beauty Everything Balm – I really liked this balm, especially on the lips, and cuticles. Will I repurchase? Maybe, I have a bunch of stuff to use up first. My original review is here.

Sukin Foaming Facial Cleanser – I absolutely loved this cleanser, especially for summer. For colder weather, I tend to switch to creamy cleansers. I will probably purchase this gain in the spring / summer. My original review is here.

 

Essence Cosmetics I ❤ Extreme Volume Mascara (Waterproof) and Get Big Lashes (Waterproof) – GBL was my holy grail mascara for a long time, but I think that I actually like the I ❤ one better. Original reviews is here. I didn’t actually finish these mascaras, it was just time to replace them. They were sold out of both at my local Pharmaprix, so I need to check another store. In the meantime I’m testing out another mascara.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: All purchased by me except for the Cake Beauty Everything Balm which was a freebie from Generation Beauty in Toronto event (but I paid for the event ticket).

MyChelle Dermaceuticals – Part Two

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

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As you all probably know, I absolutely love skincare products. So when I saw on twitter that MyChelle Dermaceuticals was looking for Canadian Beauty Bloggers, I knew that I wanted to work with them as their products are based on Clean Science (vegetarian, cruelty free, recyclable, and free of phthlates, parabens, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colours, petroleum, GMOs and gluten).

I was super excited to find out that they are expanding into the Canadian market, starting with four products from their line at select Murale stores (owned by Shopper’s Drug Mart / Pharmaprix). The first four products being launched are the Refining Sugar Cleanser, Remarkable Retinal Serum, Perfect C Serum and the Supreme Polypeptide Cream – out of which I received three (the cleanser and two serums). I also received  four other products from their line to test and review.

Today is part two of my MyChelle Dermaceuticals reviews. Part one is here.

Creamy Pumpkin Cleanser (4.2oz / 124ml, msrp $20 CAD / $16 USD)

Gently wash away surface impurities while rehydrating and restoring skin’s moisture balance. Essential Vitamins and exfoliating enzymes from Pumpkin and Honey help to revitalize skin.

This is a beautiful and gentle creamy cleanser. Since the weather is finally starting to cool down, this will help prevent my skin from drying out. I prefer creamy cleansers for this time of year, and this one works really well for my sensitive skin.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Ether, Sucrose Stearate, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Powder, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Honey (Mel), Astaxanthin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Cell Culture Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Powder, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Vanillin, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Xanthan Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, O-cymen-5-OL

Remarkable Retinal Serum (1oz / 30 ml, msrp $60 CAD / $47.50 USD)

Advanced serum with exclusive and patented IconicA® (Retinal)—the most potent form of Vitamin A—plus Ceramide 3 and Orange Plant Stem Cells to promote healthy skin renewal, help diminish skin discoloration (dark spots and blemishes), and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Most retinol-based serums irritate my sensitive skin, and I’m not able to use them daily, but I was able to use this one every evening without any irritation or dryness. The pump packaging is similar to the Perfect C Serum, so all you need is one pump to cover your entire face.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Gluconolactone, Retinal (Retinaldehyde), Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Allantoin, Ceramide 3, Pentylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cyclodextrin, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Xanthan Gum, Phytic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

Apple Brightening Cream (1.2oz / 35ml, msrp $35 USD)

A silky lightweight cream with Apple Plant Stem Cells and Daisy Flower Extract to improve skin’s luminescence and radiance, and help reduce the appearance of dark spots. Rich in anti-pollution Antioxidants to protect and nourish the skin for a continuous healthier glow.

I’ve been using this cream at night, and my skin looks great when I wake up in the morning. I love products that help to keep the skin looking radiant!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Sorbitan, Olivate, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Lactic Acid (L), Polysorbate 20, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Ascorbic Acid (L), Malus Domestica (Apple) Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Tocotrienols, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Lecithin, Gluconolactone, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Teprenone, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Fragrance/Parfum (Natural)

Incredible Pumpkin Peel (1.2oz / 35ml, $35 CAD / $28 USD)

Powerful blend of Pumpkin puree and extracts naturally exfoliate dead skin cells to help clear away impurities, while fruit extracts encourage renewal for a more revived, luminous complexion.

On the package it says that slight tingling may occur. It always makes me nervous to try peeling products, so I did a patch test on my wrist before testing it on my face. I only experienced minimal tingling which went away within approximately 30 seconds of applying. After using, my skin absolutely glows!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Aqua (Water), Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Glycerin, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Wine, Honey (Mel), Gluconic Acid (Glucose), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Stem Powder, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Myristica Fragrance/Parfums (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Aminoguanidine HCL, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

I really loved everything that I tried from MyChelle Dermaceuticals. I’m looking forward to their entry into the Canadian market.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products in exchange for an honest review. my opinion is my own, based on my experience with these products.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Review (Part 1)

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Hello, hello!

As you all probably know, I absolutely love skincare products. So when I saw on twitter that MyChelle Dermaceuticals was looking for Canadian Beauty Bloggers, I knew that I wanted to work with them as their products are based on Clean Science (vegetarian, cruelty free, recyclable, and free of phthlates, parabens, sulfates, ureas, artificial fragrances and colours, petroleum, GMOs and gluten).

I was super excited to find out that they are expanding into the Canadian market, starting with four products from their line at select Murale stores (owned by Shopper’s Drug Mart / Pharmaprix). The first four products being launched are the Refining Sugar Cleanser, Remarkable Retinal Serum, Perfect C Serum and the Supreme Polypeptide Cream – out of which I received three (the cleanser and two serums). I also received  four other products from their line to test and review.

Today I’m reviewing three products, and will be reviewing the remaining four tomorrow.

Before getting to the individual product reviews, I want to talk about the packaging. Each product type (cleanser, serum, moisturizer) is colour coded. And contains product information on the sides of the box – Clean Science information, ingredients, product information, and usage instructions.

Refining Sugar Cleanser (3.5oz / 104ml, msrp $32 CAD / $25 USD)

Natural sugar and intoxicating Vanilla-infused cleanser that gently exfoliates surface impurities as it transforms into a creamy, foaming lather—leaving skin radiant and refined. Boosted with anti-aging Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated.

I really love this scrub, it is gentle and turns creamy as the sugar dissolves. It has a mild sweet scent of vanilla with a hint of something that smells bright to my nose. It might be the honeysuckle, I’m not sure. My skin feels so soft and smooth after using this one. By adjusting the amount of water you use, you can tailor the amount of exfoliation.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Sucrose, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Canola Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Vanillin, Zeolite, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Sodium Polyglutamate, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract 

Perfect C Serum 17% (0.5 oz / 15ml, msrp $56 CAD / $44 USD)

Advanced multi-tasking Vitamin C formula reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. A high active level of 17% L-Ascorbic Acid, the only effective anti-aging form of Vitamin C, and Buddleja Plant Stem Cells brighten, protect against photo-damage, and combat the visible signs of aging.

First of all, I love the pump packaging, one pump will give enough to cover the entire face. It smells better than most Vitamin C serums, due to the inclusion of essential oils (tangerine, lavender, pink grapefruit). I love Vitamin C serums, and this one is my favourite one that I’ve tried thus far!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Ascorbic Acid (L), Alcohol, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Ergothioneine (L), Buddleja Davidii Meristem Cell Culture, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Lipids, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Beta-Carotene (D), Glucosamine HCI (D), Wine Extract, Astaxanthin, Tocotrienols, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum

Pumpkin Renew Cream (1.2 oz / 35ml, msrp $35 CAD / $28 USD)

An essential lightweight daily moisturizer with antioxidant-rich Pumpkin Seed Oil and Cloudberry Extract to protect and nourish skin. Astaxanthin, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E prevent dehydration, and replenish and balance skin’s moisture levels.

One of my favorite body butters is made with pumpkin seed oil, so I was excited to see that I received a pumpkin facial cream. It is super hydrating without being heavy or greasy on my skin. My skin stays moisturized all day. Love this one!

MyChelle Dermaceuticals

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Phenyl t-Butylnitrone (Spin Trap), Garcinia Mangostana Pericarp Powder, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu) Fruit Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lactic Acid (L), Totarol, Astaxanthin, Chlorophyll, Tocotrienols, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Carnosine (L), Tocopherol (D-alpha), Gluconolactone, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Phenethyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract

Part two of my review will be posted on Thursday. Have you tried anything from MyChelle Dermaceuticals?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products from MyChelle Dermaceuticals in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is my own, and is based on my experience of using these products.

Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 3 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the third of the twelve items in my Project Pan Collab with the lovely Ingrid from CurlySpringBlossom, and Stashy from Stash Matters, and Chanelle from ChanelleHayley!

Basically, the Project Pan 12 the goal is to use up (or at least make a good attempt to use up) twelve products over the course of twelve weeks, and to review one of the products each week. After the product review, I’ll give a very short comment on the remaining eleven products just to account for whether or not I’ve been successful in using each of the products.

Onto the review! 

Organic Surge Perfecting Facial Polish

I received this in my August Ipsy Glam Bag, I’d only used it once before starting the PP12, so it was nearly full. Here’s what it says on the website about the Perfecting Face Polish:

Organic Surge’s natural Perfecting Face Polish stimulates, smoothes and rehydrates all skin types. Finely ground olive stone gently removes dirt, impurities and dead cells to boost skin rejuvenation and reveal a naturally glowing complexion. Rosemary and lemon essential oils purify the skin, while chamomile and ginkgo biloba soothe and almond oil rehydrates, revealing softer, smoother skin. Enjoy a healthier, more radiant complexion after using our natural face polish. 

I like this scrub, but I don’t love it because I find that the scrubby bits  (ground olive stone) are sharp, so I have to be very careful not to over-scrub and damage my skin. The creamy cleanser part is gentle, and the rosemary lemon scent is really lovely. I probably could have finished the tube this week, but all of my skincare items were temporarily shelved as I’m currently testing new skincare.

Update on the remaining 11 products:

Project Pan 12 Collab

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder – Still using this one daily!

2. Essence Cosmetics Bloom Me Up Shimmer Powder in 01 Rose it Up – still using daily!

3. Brazen Cosmetics Organic Mineral Foundation in Crazed (0N) – used 1x

4. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc – used 1x

5. Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam – used 1x

6. Urban Decay Mini Palette in Urban Vices – used 3x

7. Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Mini Palette – used 2x

8. Ren Purity No. 1 Cleansing Balm – did not use, I’m testing out some new skincare, so this got temporarily shelved.

9. Sukin Rosehip Day Cream –did not use, I’m testing out some new skincare, so this got temporarily shelved.

10. Haus of Gloi Hair Oil in Cozy Sweater – used 2x

11. Atelier Cologne in Rose Anonyme – used 2x

Don’t forget to check out my fellow collaborators posts:

Ingrid from CurlySpringBlossom

Stashy from Stash Matters,

Chanelle from ChanelleHayleyyy!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!❤

Disclosure: This came in my monthly Ipsy Glam Bag subscription that I paid for.

A Brash Attitude Weekly Re-cap (Sept 19th to 25th 2016)

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Just a little re-cap of this past week’s blog posts, in case you missed any.

Sept 19th – Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 2 Review

Sept 21st – Ipsy Glam Bag, September 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag Sept 2016

Sept 22nd – Mugler Angel Arty Edition (Thank You Dave Lackie)

Dave Lackie

Sept 23rd – Eden’s Semilla Jojoba Oil Review


On Friday I made the switch to abrashattitude.com! I’m in the process of designing a blog logo with the Mr! Very exciting!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for disclosures.

Eden’s Semilla Jojoba Oil Review

Eden's Semilla

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Today I’m reviewing 100% Pure Jojoba Oil from Eden’s Semilla, a UK based company. I received their Jojoba Oil in exchange for an honest review.

I love multi-purpose products, and this oil can be used for skin, hair and nails.

Healthy More Radiant Looking Skin: Natural skin healing properties that helps to guard against skin irritation, inflammation, acne, dryness and chapped skin. Our oil is fast absorbing and non-greasy making it easy to apply and suitable for all skin types. Antioxidant and Vitamin E protection that can repair damaged skin cells and make skin firmer and more elasticated. Promotes the skins natural production of collagen helping to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and even scarring.

I especially love putting a few drops into the bath, or applying it to my skin when I get out of the bath or shower for silky soft skin. It absorbs into my skin quickly, and doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin.

Eden's Semilla

Because Jojoba Oil helps with irritation and inflammation, it is great for those of us with sensitive skin types. This oil will come in handy in winter when my skin gets dry and irritated from the cold weather.

Silky Smooth Hair & Natural Looking Shine: The excellent moisturizing qualities of Jojoba Oil provide ultimate hair conditioning that leaves hair feeling rejuvenated and full of life. Natural antibacterial protection for the scalp that keeps hair looking healthy and clean. Guards against split ends, thinning hair and promotes natural hair growth. Also great for chapped lips and brittle nails.

I love using oils in my hair to help keep my thick, often unruly, hair under control. It helps tame frizz and makes my hair soft and smooth. I’ve also been using the oil instead of hand cream and cuticle butter since my hands and cuticles tend to get dry year-round.

Eden's Semilla

Along with their Jojoba Oil, Eden’s Semilla also makes Rosehip Oil, Facial Serums (Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C), as well an Essential Oils range. Their full product range is available through their website (UK only). Jojoba Oil and Rosehip Oil are both currently available through amazon.ca and amazon.com (not affiliate links).

Disclosure: I received this product / was compensated in exchange for an honest review. My opinion is my own.

Mugler Angel Arty Cover Edition (Thank You Dave Lackie)

Dave Lackie

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I just wanted to share the amazing prize that I won from Dave Lackie Beauty last week – the Mugler Angel Arty Cover Edition Eau de Parfum. Dave Lackie is a Toronto-based beauty editor, and Cityline beauty expert.

I was at a meeting last week, and while I was waiting for the person to arrive, I decided to check my Twitter (which I don’t normally do when I have client meetings). If you follow me on Twitter you probably saw this when I retweeted:

Dave Lackie

I was completely surprised and thrilled! I’m still completely thrilled actually!

The next two photos are screen caps from Dave Lackie’s website:

Dave Lackie

Dave Lackie

My package arrived early on Tuesday morning, I had just finished yoga and answered the door all in a hot mess, poor Purolator guy, haha!

Dave Lackie

Isn’t it BEAUTIFUL? I wore it yesterday and oh my, it smells GLORIOUS!

Thank you so much Dave Lackie!

You should follow him on Twitter (@davelackie), and sign up for his weekly newsletter. There is always information on beauty news, events, new releases, and weekly luxury giveaways.

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, I won this from Dave Lackie!

Ipsy Glam Bag September 2016

Ipsy Glam Bag Sept 2016

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Today I’ll be showing you my September Ipsy Glam Bag. This month’s theme was Glamazon.

The bag for this month’s Glamazon theme:

The makeup bag is cute, photos do not capture the metallic threads of the fabric very well.

Onto the goodies!

épicé Restorative Toner – the brand name makes me giggle because épicé in french means spicy. Here’s what it says on the Ipsy website:

Tone up. Refreshing and gentle enough for all skin types, it hydrates and reduces inflammation (buh-bye, redness) and uneven pigmentation.

I found this toner to be very gentle and hydrating. I found it to be odd packaging for a toner, but it will be great for my trip next month.

This is a vegan and cruelty free product!

 

Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning  Mask – I love hair masks, so I was super happy to get this one.

The picture of good hair health. A weekly go-to to repair damage, restore moisture and protect against breakage. Shine on and on and on.

I used about 3/4 of the tube on Sunday. My hair was so silky and shiny after using this hair mask. I will be purchasing a full-size of this one!

Another cruelty free brand! Some, but not all of their products are vegan.

Ipsy Glam Bag Sept 2016

Tarte Tarteist Lashpaint Mascara – I got a full size of this mascara back in May at the Ipsy Generation Beauty event, the original review is here. Once the mascara dried out a little, it worked better to hold a curl for me, so I do like it a little more than my original review.

No lash left behind. Fanned bristles at the top of the brush reach every single lash, even the teeniest. It’s like 2 brushes in one

I don’t like wearing non-waterproof mascara, so I will likely give this one to someone who will use it.

Another cruelty free brand!

Ipsy Glam Bag Sept 2016

 

Trèstique Mini Highlight Stick in Maldives Luminescent – I’ve used this on my eyelids for a simple eye look with mascara. It is a light, champagne highlight, very creamy without being greasy.

Glow and go. This soft cream-gel formula glides on gently—brightening with what we call “adult shimmer,” perfect for any age or time of day.

Another cruelty free brand!

 

Crown Brush Ombre Angle Brush – This is a natural fibre brush made with goat hair, so it is definitely not vegan.

Ideal from every angle. This brush head hits all the curves of our faces perfectly, so we can blush, highlight and contour without a switch or a hitch.

This is a very soft brush. I’ve used it for blush and for highlighting. I do prefer brushes with heavier handles (like my Wayne Goss brushes).

Another cruelty free brand!

Ipsy Glam Bag Sept 2016

All in all I was very happy with this month’s Ipsy Glam Bag, all five products are cruelty free (to be best of my knowledge)!

Were you happy with your Ipsy Glam Bag this month?

Here’s my referral code if you want to sign up: https://www.ipsy.com/new?cid=ppage_ref&sid=link&refer=ynq38

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I paid for this monthly subscription.

Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 2 Review

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This is week two of my twelve product / twelve week Project Pan Collab.

Today I’m reviewing the second of the twelve items in my Project Pan Collab with the lovely Ingrid from CurlySpringBlossom, and Stashy from Stash Matters, and Chanelle from ChanelleHayley!

Basically, the Project Pan 12 the goal is to use up (or at least make a good attempt to use up) twelve products over the course of twelve weeks, and to review one of the products each week. After the product review, I’ll give a very short comment on the remaining eleven products just to account for whether or not I’ve been successful in using each of the products.

Onto the review! 

Essence Cosmetics Bloom Me Up Shimmer Powder in 01 Rose It Up

I’ve had this highlighter for AGES. I’d actually forgotten that I had it. It is no longer listed on the North American Essence Cosmetics website, but I managed to find it on the EU site.

Here’s what it says on the website:

the delicately pigmented powder in light beige gives your face and neckline a touch of shimmer. and thanks to the elaborate floral design on the surface, this powder is beautiful to look at, too!

To my eyes, it is a soft silvery pink shimmer, and gives the skin a subtle highlight.

PP12 Essence Bloom Me Up Shimmer Powder

The floral embossed pattern is mostly worn off on mine at this point.

I’ve been using it daily instead of any of my other highlighters. I’m glad that I rediscovered this one!

The remaining eleven products:

Project Pan 12 Collab

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Pressed Finishing Powder – Still using this one daily.

2. Brazen Cosmetics Organic Mineral Foundation in Crazed (0N) – did not use.

3. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Mont Blanc – used 1x

4. Nyx Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam – used 1x

5. Urban Decay Mini Palette in Urban Vices – used 4x

6. Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Mini Palette – used 2x

7. Ren Purity No. 1 Cleansing Balm – used 1x

8. Organic Surge Facial Polish – used 4x

9. Sukin Rosehip Day Cream – only used at night so far, 4x

10. Haus of Gloi Hair Oil in Cozy Sweater – used 2x

11. Atelier Cologne in Rose Anonyme – used 4x

Don’t forget to check out my fellow collaborators posts:

Ingrid from CurlySpringBlossom

Stashy from Stash Matters,

Chanelle from ChanelleHayleyyy!

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased the Essence Shimmer Powder. Please see individual review posts for product disclosure of the rest of the 11 products.