Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

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Today I’m reviewing another shampoo and conditioner duo from Attitude, this time I’ve been testing out the Volume & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve previously reviewed several from their haircare range – Nourishing & Strengthening, and  Color Protection. [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Did you know soya is known to increase hair and skin thickness? Since hair is mostly composed of protein, soya can only help with its high concentration of proteins. Featuring cranberry extract, ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Volume & Shine Shampoo [and Conditioner] helps volumize hair, creating thick and shiny locks. You will love its aroma that reminds us of orange and cardamom. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Volume & Shine Shampoo [and Conditioner] includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. […] For beautiful hair, from root to end!

These are targeted for flat and fine hair – and as you know my hair is thick and wavy. So why did I buy them? Hat weather. Because it is full on winter weather here in Montreal, all of the hat wearing has turned my usually voluminous hair into an uncharacteristically  flat and dull mess.

The Shampoo lathers really well for a sulfate-free formula, and rinses well with no leftover residue feeling, while the Conditioner moisturizes my hair without making it feel weighed down. I was surprised that the conditioner worked so well for my hair since it is geared for fine hair, and most are too light for my hair type. I’ve been using both for several weeks now and my hair is a lot happier (more volume, and loads of shine), and less prone to flattening out – unless I put on a hat too soon after drying my hair. I’m sure that if I used this set in the summer time, my hair would be gigantic!

Attitude Super Leaves Volume & Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

As with the other Shampoo & Conditioner duos in the line, the scent is pleasant but not over-powering (YAY! as you all know I do not enjoy highly scented haircare products). It is supposed to smell like orange and cardamom. It isn’t a straightforward citrus scent, but it isn’t super spicy. I’m not sure how to explain it, but I think this one might be my favourite scent out of all the ones that I’ve tried thus far!

Have you tried anything from Attitude?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

My Daughter Fragrances Joyful Perfume Review

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Today I have a review of the Joyful Perfume from My Daughter Fragrances that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the My Daughter Fragrances website]

Petit Vour November 2018

THE FIRST IN OUR COLLECTION, THIS FRAGRANCE CONJURES IMAGES OF CHILDHOOD, SUNSHINE, SUMMER CELEBRATION.

Think white bouquets, delicate jasmine, sweet citrus sorbet; think dancing top notes of orange blossom and grapefruit, splashes of bergamot and spearmint. This scent can’t help but make you smile.

With jasmine of Grasse and rose at her heart, Joyful is as ageless as she is cheerful. Mellowing into sophisticated sandalwood dry down, she is a soft kiss after a spirited dance; she is a contented sigh after surprised laughter.

She is love and light. She is Joyful.

Petit Vour November 2018

This is the first time that I’ve gotten to try a scent from My Daughter Fragrances – they are a Canadian perfume company that is both cruelty free and vegan. Joyful is a beautiful floral based perfume, and the citrus notes and sandalwood keep it from being too flowery. I’m not usually a fan of jasmine, but it works well with the other notes.  It really does smell joyful and bright! For me this would be more of a spring / summer scent.

My only complaint is that the sample vial is very difficult to open!

Have you tried anything from My Daughter Fragrances?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion Review

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

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Today I’m reviewing the Ultimate Styling Lotion from Evolvh that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

This 5-in-1 botanical formula truly does everything: creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine, or defines curls into smooth ringlets. Its an all-in-one amazingly lightweight lotion.

  • Offers medium level of hold
  • De-frizzes and conditions
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Manages curls (for soft, smooth and bouncy ringlets)

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

When styling for fullness and volume, apply from the roots out and blow dry hair off the scalp. For curly hair, apply sparingly from roots to mid-length and add slightly more product from mid-length to ends for beautiful, smooth ringlets. For air dried hair, let it sink in for a minute before styling as usual. Bonus: it can also be applied to dry hair to refresh lifeless locks.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

I really liked the Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner samples that came in my October Petit Vour box, so I was happy to see a styling lotion in this month’s box.

The Ultimate Styling Lotion was made for my hair! It helps tame frizz and doesn’t make it feel weighed down, or crunchy. I can use it when I want my hair to be wavy, and when I want it to be straight-ish. I like that it can be used for added volume, because in the winter time, with all of the hat wearing, my hair tends to lose it natural volume.

Have you tried this one? What is your fave styling product?

Thanks for reading!

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

 

Donore Cosmetics Lip & Cheek Pod Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip & Cheek Pod from Donore Cosmetics that came in my November Petit Vour subscription box. I like the idea of a multi-use product. Let’s take a closer look at the product description and ingredients [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

 

The lip & cheek pod offers naturally vibrant colors blended with essential oils and Shea butter to moisturize, plump and condition lips. The organic lipstick is a long-lasting formula that provides maximum coverage with effortless application, leaving lips feeling soft and smooth all day. A hydrating formula loaded with antioxidants and is 100% natural lipstick with color derived from fruit pigment.

  • Bronzed Kiss –  a cappuccino, bronze color with subtle shimmer
  • Pretty in Pink – pink with subtle shimmer
  • Cherry Bomb – a matte, cherry red
  • Dragonberry Royale – a matte berry
  • Tiger Melon – vibrant coral pink with a hint of shimmer

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

The shade that I received is not identified on the package, but it looks like I received Tiger Melon based on the shade description.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ricinus Communis (Castor)  Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sun Flower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme)Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract-PreservativeTocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), *Certified Organic 

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod

The Lip and Cheek Pod feels like a silky lip balm on the lips, very hydrating and comfortable with lots of plant-based oils and waxes. It has a very mild, almost non-existent scent.

In terms of the claim of “vibrant colors” I would have to disagree. As you can see from the swatch on my fairly pale skin, the colour is very minimal. And on my lips, it is almost invisible. Despite the lack of pigmentation, it makes a really great lip balm, so I’ll definitely be using it a lot!

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm Review

Petit Vour November 2018

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Today I’m reviewing the Comforting Hand Balm from Metta Skincare that came in my November Petit Vour box.

Petit Vour November 2018

With the onset of winter weather, my hands get so dry, so I am always desperately needing a good hand cream that is deeply hydrating but not sticky or greasy, and not over-scented. So how does the Comforting Hand Balm measure up to my requirements?

Petit Vour November 2018

Let’s take a look at the product description and ingredients before moving onto my review [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

A deeply comforting vegan blend of certified organic fairly traded shea butter olive oil and calendula extract formulated to leave your hands feeling soft and moisturized. Suitable for all skin types.

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Essential Oil*, Tocopherol (natural non GMO Vitamin E), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) CO2 extract, Linalool**, Geraniol**, Limonene** | *Denotes certified organic ingredient **Naturally occurring components of lavender essential oil

Metta Skincare Comforting Hand Balm

This has an interesting buttery balm texture that melts into the skin, definitely different than most of the hand creams that I’ve been using. This balm soaks into the skin and deeply hydrates and softens. And it smells really nice and calming from the lavender essential oil!

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for!

Monthly Empties – November 2018

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Another month of products that I’ve managed to finish up. Let’s take a look and I’ll tell you if I plan on repurchasing (or not).

Haircare:

Empties November 2018

Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo in Color Protection (Avocado Oil & Pomegranate) – I finished up the conditioner awhile back. I really like the shampoos and conditioners from Attitude, I’ve tried a few of the formulations in the Super Leaves line, and in fact, I’m testing out another one right now, so I won’t be re-purchasing right away. (Reviews for the Color Protection and Nourishing & Strengthening)

Ouai Wave Spray – This wave spray worked so well for my hair – I love the beautiful beachy waves that it gives, but unless they come out with a milder scent, I probably won’t re-purchase. If you aren’t sensitive to scents, you will probably love this one. Review is here.

Skincare:

Empties November 2018

Formulary 55 Rosehip & Clay Facial Mask – this came in a Petit Vour box. I really liked this clay mask, I think that I managed to get six uses from the package. I have a few facial masks in my stash to use up so I don’t plan on purchasing at this time. Review is here.

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin Serum – This was nearly finished when I knocked it over and the bottle shattered on my bathroom floor! Oops! I have so many serums to use up, that I am not buying any at this time until I finished up several more. Review is here.

Personelle Brand Facial Cotton Squares – I use these for removing mascara and swatches. I tend to buy whatever is on sale. These ones were not soft, and tended to leave cotton fibres in my lashes, so I’m going to try to remember not to buy these ones again.

Olverum Bath Oil – Another Petit Vour box gem – I absolutely LOVED this bath oil! I managed to get five or six baths from this bottle. This bath oil is at the top of my wishlist! I’m only buying necessary things for myself right now and this one is a luxury splurge. Review is here.

Poetic Blend The Cosmic Serum – I received this in a mega awesome giveaway package that I had won from Poetic Blend. This is a beautiful hydrating serum, it is on my wishlist to purchase after I use up a few more serums from my stash. Review is here.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Cuticle Rescue – This is a must have for nails  / cuticles! I’m currently using up a cuticle oil from my stash, so I don’t need to repurchase this yet, but again, it is one that I have on my wishlist. Review is here.

Makeup Decluttering:

Empties November 2018

I liked all three of these products, but it is time to let them go as I’ve either had them way too long, or they’ve dried out. The two highlighters Nyx Born to Glow and Soap & Glory Glow All Out were featured recently in my Highlighter Stash, but sadly they’ve started to go off or dry out. The ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip was in the shade Frick n Frack – which I LOVED – has also started to dry out, so it is high time to let it go!

Did you finish up a lot this month? I’m pretty happy with the progress that I making in working my way through my stash and using things up whenever possible, and decluttering when products have been kept too long.

Thanks for reading!

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New Look for the Blog!

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Today I am super excited to unveil the new logo for abrashattitude.com! I recently won a brand design giveaway from Nicole from Pretty Ruff Life and her graphic design company Pretty Creative Studio – if you aren’t already following her blog, you should be!

I’ll be rolling out the new logo and branding today on all of my social medias, so please check it out!

Thanks for reading!
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Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions November 2018

Petit Vour November 2018

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My November Petit Vour box finally arrived! Here on the blog, you will get the unboxing AND my first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [all info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour November 2018

Petit Vour is a cruelty-free and vegan monthly subscription box with four (occasionally five) products. The subscription is $18 USD a month in the US, $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (@ 1.3447) my box cost me $30.93 CAD this month.

Petit Vour November 2018

Let’s take a closer look inside to see what I got this month:

Petit Vour November 2018

Donore Lip & Cheek Pod in  full size $22 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

The lip & cheek pod offers naturally vibrant colors blended with essential oils and Shea butter to moisturize, plump and condition lips. The organic lipstick is a long-lasting formula that provides maximum coverage with effortless application, leaving lips feeling soft and smooth all day. A hydrating formula loaded with antioxidants and is 100% natural lipstick with color derived from fruit pigment.

  • Bronzed Kiss –  a cappuccino, bronze color with subtle shimmer
  • Pretty in Pink – pink with subtle shimmer
  • Cherry Bomb – a matte, cherry red
  • Dragonberry Royale – a matte berry
  • Tiger Melon – vibrant coral pink with a hint of shimmer

The Lip & Cheek Pod doesn’t say which shade it is, but I’m guessing that it is the shade Tiger Melon. It looks pretty, I can’t wait to try it out!

Metta Comforting Hand Balm sample size $11 USD, full size (60ml) $22 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

A deeply comforting vegan blend of certified organic fairly traded shea butter olive oil and calendula extract formulated to leave your hands feeling soft and moisturized. Suitable for all skin types.

Petit Vour November 2018

My hands get SO DRY in the winter, so this will be well used!

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion, sample size (2oz) $11 USD, full size (8.5oz) $28 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

This 5-in-1 botanical formula truly does everything: creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine, or defines curls into smooth ringlets. Its an all-in-one amazingly lightweight lotion.

  • Offers medium level of hold
  • De-frizzes and conditions
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Manages curls (for soft, smooth and bouncy ringlets)

I really liked the Evolvh Shampoo and Conditioner in last month’s box, so I am happy to try this styling lotion. This sounds perfect for my hair since it de-frizzes and conditions.

My Daughter Fragrances in Joyful Perfume, sample size (1ml) $2, full size (1.78oz / 50ml) $85 USD

Petit Vour November 2018

Joyful is a fragrant love letter of orange flower, lime blossom, rose, jasmine and creamy sandalwood. Fresh and floral lovers rejoice!

Joyful sounds like a nice scent blend, I’m hoping that the jasmine note is subtle as I’m not usually a fan of jasmine.

Petit Vour November 2018

The total value of this month’s box is $46 USD which works out to $61.85 CAD with the exchange rate that I paid for the box.

What do you think of this month’s box?

Petit Vour November 2018

Disclosure: I pay for this subscription box.

Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets Gift Set Review

Hello, hello! I recently received a beautiful gift set from Sothys Canada / PozPub of the new Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets which contains La Crème (Cream) as well as La Creme Yeux-Lèvres (Eye and Lip Cream) from the Prestige / Premium line. I have reviewed the Crème Jeunesse from their regular line and used it all last winter. [info in italics taken from Sothys website and from the booklet included in the gift set]

Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets - La Crème and La Crème Yeux-Lèvres

Les Secrets de Sothys line is made with “latest-generation active ingredients for a complete resolution that protects and visibly reveals the skin’s youthfulness”. Let’s take a look at the science behind the products:

  1. To visibly preserve youthfulness via Telomere Innovation (DNA sequences) with Red Algae, rich in Linear Galactanes to preserve cellular longevity, and via Vitagene Innovation with Peach Leaf Glucans to strengthen the skin’s natural defences.
  2. To visibly reveal youthful skin via Double Action Innovation on Lox Protein  and Intracellular Glycation and Cytoskeleton Innovation with Extract of Retinol-Like Chicory and Hypnea Algae Rich in Galactanes for skin structure (epidermis and dermis) and elasticity.

Packaging: 

Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets - La Crème and La Crème Yeux-Lèvres

The packaging of the gift set is beautiful, with a double door opening and a black velvet flocked interior. The plastic jars are heavy and look beautiful.

Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets - La Crème and La Crème Yeux-Lèvres

La Creme / The Cream:

Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets - La Crème

This exceptional youth skincare reveals some of its secrets as soon as it is applied: its wonderful active texture forms a biomimetic satin film with a lifting effect on the skin’s surface and its delicate fragrance is an invitation to a feeling of well-being.

Day after day, this universal cream treats the skin to a complete action on youth to combat the visible signs of ageing. Record efficiency, day after day: – Smoothing: +37% (experimental scoring*) – Improved firmness: +30% (clinical measurements using a cutometer*) * on 20 people after 30 days of twice daily application

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This cream is super rich, but fast absorbing, great for normal to dry skin. I think that it might be too a little  heavy if you have oily skin. It leaves the skin with a very satiny feeling and seems to plump out / blur fine lines and wrinkles as it smooths the skin. It can be used as both a day cream and a night cream.

The Cream, however, is a little more scented than I prefer, but the scent does fade to nothing very quickly. It is a peachy, slightly floral scent. Thankfully it does not trigger a reaction in my sensitive skin.

La Crème Yeux-Lèvres / Eye and Lip Cream:

Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets - La Crème Yeux-Lèvres / Eye and Lip Cream

This balm with a melting texture creates a smoothing film on the skin’s surface, bringing about a feeling of comfort and an immediate lift effect in the eye and lip contour.

Day after day, this 2-in-1 formula targets the specific problems of these two areas of the face which are extremely sensitive to ageing. Results that are visible: Number of wrinkles: -30% after 15 days and -38% after 30 days* Dark circles: -25% after 30 days** Puffiness: -17% after 30 days** * Instrumental measurements. Average results on the eye contour from 21 people after twice-daily use. ** Expert scoring. Average results on the eye contour from 21 people after twice-daily use.

Les Secrets de Sothys / Sothys Secrets - La Crème Yeux-Lèvres / Eye and Lip Cream

Now this targeted eye and lip cream is super rich. I’ve mostly only been using it as an eye cream, and it does help with fine lines and puffiness. It does help to brighten the undereye area somewhat, but I until I use it for a longer time, I won’t comment on dark circle effectiveness.

The Eye and Lip Cream plays nicely with my Becca Brightening Undereye Concealer, and  it does not have any added fragrance – which I like a lot – which means that it does not irritate my sensitive eyes.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR samples, however my opinion is based on my personal experience of using the products.