Way of Will Brightening Face Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Brightening Face Serum from Way of Will that came in my Fall 2020 Causebox. [info in italics taken from the Way of Will website]

Way of Will is a Canadian brand, based in Toronto. They are cruelty free.

Let’s take a look at the serum:

Keep your skin looking healthy and glowing with our Brightening Face Serum. Formulated to be lightweight and easily absorbed by skin, this serum is rich in vitamins, high in antioxidants to fight free radicals, and keeps skin hydrated. Each compact bottle packs a powerful punch when it comes to skin-loving ingredients that moisturizes, brightens, tones, and revitalizes dull, tired-looking skin for a radiant complexion.

Serums are probably my favourite skincare product. The Brightening Face Serum feels like a facial oil, and it sinks into my skin quickly. My skin does really well with brightening serums – this one has a blend of Vitamins A and C, and contains Marula, Black Currant and Carrot.

Since I started using this serum, I’ve been skipping foundation, and only using concealer for my undereyes, and anywhere I have redness. It gives my skin a glowy look that I love.

Ingredients: Camellia oleifera seed (Camellia) oil, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Rosa rubiginosa Fruit (Rosehip) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) oil, Sclerocarya birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) oil, Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Daucus carota (Carrot seed) Oil, Pelargonium roseum X asperum (Rose Geranium) Oil, Tocopherol

Have you tried this serum?

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

CAUSEBOX Fall 2020 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Today I’m sharing my unboxing and first impressions of the Fall Box from CAUSEBOX – this is a quarterly seasonal subscription box [info in italics taken from the CAUSEBOX website]

FIVE CORNERSTONES DEFINE EVERYTHING THAT WE DO AT CAUSEBOX. WE ARE: COMMUNITY FOCUSED, ETHICALLY MADE, ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS, FOR WOMEN, AND IMPACT DRIVEN. 

Let’s take a look was inside – For most of the six products there is an either / or selection – I highlighted what I received:

Product #1 – Bathen Waffle Bathrobe ($90 USD):

I received the Bathrobe in Mint – It is not my favourite colour in the world, but the robe itself is beautiful, and it is handwoven, in soft 100% cotton. I really wanted a lightweight bathrobe, so I know that I will use this! Because it is cotton, I can always dye it another colour. Because the fabric is a waffle weave, it tends to contract after washing – this is not fabric shrinkage as it can easily be re-shaped when wet and dried flat, or ironed into shape when dry. I hung this to dry without shaping just to see how much it would contract.

Product #2 – Tease Tea Glass 3-in-1 Tea & Fruit Tumbler ($39 USD):

This can be used for tea, coffee, or fruit infused water. As the weather gets colder, I tend to drink tisanes / caffeine free tea so this will be well used by me. It is composed of a double wall glass tumbler, removable stainless steel infuser, bamboo lid and insulated sleeve. I love that it has an insulated sleeve, because not only will it keep my drink hot (or cold), it will protect it from getting knocked about! Review to follow once I’ve tested it out!

Product #3 – Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Gel ($39 USD):

Another product that I know that I will use as I’ve tried and reviewed the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil previously. It smells amazing and I love muscle balms! Review to follow once I’ve tried it out!

Product #4 – Buzzy Seeds Basil Grow Kit ($10 USD):

I will be giving this to the Mister to take care of as he’s the one with the green thumb. I love fresh basil, so hopefully we will have success growing it!

Product #5 – Core Bamboo Serve Set ($35 USD):

Absolutely thrilled to get this! I love serving sets – even if it is just for myself and the Mister. This will definitely be well used in our house!

Product #6 – Way of Will Brightening Face Serum ($37.50 USD):

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that facial serums are one of my favourite skincare items. I’ve never tried anything from this brand, so I’m quite excited! And this is Canadian brand that is new to me – AWESOME! Full review to follow once I’d had a chance to test it out.

The Fall Box cost me $62.90 USD ($54.95 + shipping to Canada) which is $84.45 CAD based on the exchange rate that I paid ($1.3426), so the value of this box is $250.50 USD which works out to $336.32 CAD! The yearly subscription is cheaper and you get customization choices, but I’m liking the element of surprise so far!

Have you tried CAUSEBOX? There’s a limited time promo bonus for signing up, if you are interested, here’s my blog post with details and link.

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Disclosure – I pay for this seasonal subscription box!

Nyx Cosmetics Shout Loud Satin Lipstick Review

Nyx Shout Loud Satin Lipstick

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Today I’m reviewing the Nyx Cosmetics Shout Loud Satin Lipstick in the shade Wife Goals. [info in italics taken from the Nyx Canada website]

Looking for a lip color that really makes a statement? Say anything and everything with our NYX Professional Makeup Shout Loud Satin Lipstick. Featuring an irresistibly adorable heart-stamped bullet (our first-ever custom-designed bullet, no less!), this pigment-packed satin lipstick loads lips with intense, rich color and delivers up to four hours of hydration in just one swipe. Also cool: each hue is infused with mango and shea butter. 

Choose from a variety of satin lipstick shades bold berries, to popping’ reds and sultry nudes. We heart these vibrant tones so much that they make us want to shout it out loud!

I wanted a bright red lipstick for fall, but didn’t want a matte shade as I find most mattes are too drying for my lips, so when I saw that the Shout Loud line was a satin finish, with added hydration, I knew that I wanted to try it out!

Nyx Shout Loud Satin Lipstick

I was torn between two red shades – The Best (a true red) and Wife Goals (a blue red). I decided to go with the unfortunately named Wife Goals as it is cool toned. I have to say that the pigmentation is absolutely amazing! The shade is such a perfect blue based red – WOWZERS! I love the non-drying satin finish.

Nyx Shout Loud Satin Lipstick

Have you tried any of the shades of the Shout Loud Lipsticks?

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Disclosure: I purchased this! And I might do it again!

Covergirl Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation Review

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Today I have a review of the Covergirl Fresh Skin Milk Foundation – I’ve already reviewed the matching pressed powder, and now I’ve finally purchased and tested the foundation. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website]

Show off fresh, healthy skin with COVERGIRL Clean Fresh Skin Milk. Formulated without formaldehyde, phthalates, parabens, sulfates and talc, this lightweight nourishing liquid foundation gives your skin the moisture boost it craves with a delicate infusion of milky coconut and soothing aloe. You’ll experience a glowing, dewy finish that lasts all day long, blurring imperfections and creating a more even skin tone. Pro-tip: Use COVERGIRL TruBlend Face Primer before applying for an even more flawless finish.

The foundation is available in 14 shades, ranging from Porcelain to Dark. I still think that the shade range could be expanded more. I purchased the shade 520 Fair, as the lightest shade looked too light for me.

Shadewise, I think that Fair is pretty close to my natural skin tone. This foundation is super lightweight and hydrating and the finish is very natural looking and radiant. The coverage is light, but buildable, and it evens out my skintone. I think that this is a good choice if your skin is on the normal to dry side. I’m not sure if the dewy finish would work for oily skin.

Have you tried this foundation?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme. I bought it a few weeks ago and have been using it since [info in italics taken from well.ca website].

I’ve always dreamed of that wash-and-go life… now it’s just reality. If you only have time for one product, let this be the one. It smooths, it separates, it adds shine, it gives texture, what more could you want!? It can be used on any hair texture; straight, curly, thick, fine or frizzy, to achieve an effortless, polished look.
Contains Zip-Up Technology:
Kristin Ess’ proprietary strengthening complex designed to help “zip-up” split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

Benefits:

  • for all hair types
  • frizz calming
  • shine restoring
  • softening + smoothing
  • time saving
  • cruelty free

I try not to heat style my hair very often, so anything that works well with air drying is great for me. I love that this styling creme work for all hair types and textures. It works really well on my wavy hair, and helps keep it under control without making it feel crunchy, stiff or dirty. It has a scent, but I can’t really identify what it smells like, but it isn’t overpowering and it doesn’t linger.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this.

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.