BeOnMe Cleansing Mousse Review

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Today I have the first part of a three part series of sponsored posts of the Italian organic skincare line BeOnMe that is newly launched here in Canada. BeOnMe has three main lines – Beauty (face, body, hair), Tattoo, and Sport – all of which are certified-organic, vegan, cruelty-free, and  with recyclable packaging. They are carried by Pure Stem Beauty / Organic Beauty is Easy [info in italics taken from the Organic Beauty is Easy website]

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Organic Beauty is Easy is the main retail site for Pure Stem Beauty.

PureStem Beauty’s mission statement is – WE ARE ON A MISSION TO BE MORE THAN A MISSION AND WE WOULD LOVE YOU TO JOIN US.

We believe that everything that we put in and on your bodies must be nutritious and safe.

We are not only distributors of eco-luxe products, we are also business owners who believe in having products that are both safe for the customer as well as safe for our staff who are constantly in contact with the products.

PureStem Beauty is continually searching for the safest beauty products available that are renowned for their proficiency. They hand pick only the best skin care and hair care products while partnering with ethically minded brands that share the same or similar ethos. They do this not only because they want to provide you with the safest products but also because they own and manage one of Canada’s leading organic spa. They firmly believe in using and distributing products that are environmentally safe, sustainable, and non-toxic.

BeOnMe arose out of a desire to create and a creative instinct that came from our quest to provide people with the pure, natural and organic cosmetics they need and want—cosmetics that are free from synthetics, allergens, and components of animal origin.

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The BeOnMe Beauty Line has skincare for various skin-types: oily, combination, dry, sensitive, reactive, and first wrinkles. Today I’m reviewing the Cleansing Mousse:

Used twice daily (morning and evening), BeOnMe CLEANSING MOUSSE delicately cleanses face and neck from impurities. This soft foam is ideal for removing oil-based makeup residue and other pollutants and impurities accumulated throughout the day, or for cleansing oily skin. BeOnMe CLEANSING MOUSSE is fragrance-free, making it ideal for even the most sensitive skin types. Organic aloe vera moisturizing properties provide the skin with a relieving, balancing effect. Known for its high content of linoleic acid, oat oil enhances the skin’s natural protective properties, while tocopherols and tocotrienols help the skin to improve its elasticity and are suited as cleansers also for thinner or more mature skin types. The deep, yet delicate cleansing properties prepare the skin for subsequent moisturizing treatments.

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This foaming cleanser is formulated to work with all skintypes – and it is SO GENTLE, and SO EFFECTIVE – it removes sunscreen and makeup really well – even eyeshadow without leaving my skin feeling dry or irritated. It doesn’t burn the eyes – which is a huge plus! It does have a little trouble with my mega waterproof mascara which usually needs a cleansing oil to fully break it down and remove all traces.

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I love that it is fragrance free, because with all of the sunscreen and daily mask wearing, my skin is a little more sensitive than usual, so I need products that will soothe my skin.

The packaging is recyclable, and the pump causes the cleanser to foam, so you don’t actually need to shake up the bottle before using it. Price-wise, the Cleansing Mousse is $26.95 CAD for 150ml / 5.07 fl. oz.

BeOnMe Cleansing Mousse

Ingredients: AQUA (WATER), ALOE BARBADENSIS GEL* (ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE*), AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL/CAPRYL GLUCOSIDE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SALICYLIC ACID, SODIUM PHYTATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SORBIC ACID, AVENA SATIVA KERNEL OIL (AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL OIL) * Ingredients from organic farming 98% natural origin of total. 20% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

Pure Stem Beauty kindly gave me a coupon code for my readers to use on the Organic Beauty is Easy website, and the code is ABrashAttitude for 25% off your first order and applies to all products from all brands except Naturigin natural hair colour and anything already on-sale.

Up next is my review of the Face Serum (Hyaluronic Acid).

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, however my opinion as always is very much my own!

Cumulative Monthly Empties April to July 2020

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Today I have a cumulative empties post. I decided to only do a monthly empties post if I have at least 5 products finished. So now I have empties collecting from April to July! I’ll let you know if I plan to re-buy or not, either right away or eventually, and link to my original reviews.

Haircare & Bodycare:

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Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask and Scalp Revival Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo – these were minis form the Sephora annual birthday gift. Loved both of these, I would like to buy full sizes eventually. Review is here. *Sephora Beauty Insider freebie*

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream – I LOVE this one. I’ve re-purchased this a few times, and plan on getting it again as soon as I finish up one of the other body creams / lotions in my stash. Review is here.

Skincare:

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The Inkey List Collagen Booster and Hepta-Peptide Serums – I love facial serums, and will probably re-purchase eventually. I have a few serums on my wish-list that I would like to try first. Reviews are here and here.

Not pictured: There was also an oil cleanser (Aromatica Natural Coconut Cleansing Oil) from my CertClean judging package that I had not yet reviewed, but I cannot find the bottle – I think that the Mister recycled it already, oops! I have a few more oil cleansers to use up, so I won’t need to buy any for awhile! *PR / judging package product*

Makeup: 

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FitGlow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara – I scored this mascara a 5 out of 7. It is a nice mascara, but it isn’t a great one for me personally, as my eyes are way too watery for this formula. Review is here.

Essence All Eyes on Me Waterproof Multi-Effect Mascara – I scored this one a 5.75 out of 7. It didn’t give me enough volume, but it is a good waterproof lengthening mascara – but I want volume. Review is here.

So there you have it, my cumulative monthly empties – I didn’t finish up as much as I thought I would and I have several skincare products that are so close to being finished up, so maybe I’ll have more next time. But progress is progress when it comes to using up products rather than wasting them!

Did you finish up much this month (or over the past couple of months)?

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Disclosure: Most of these were purchased by me, products that membership freebies or PR are identified above with an * (and disclosed in the original review).

Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Copper Charge Review

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Today I’m reviewing the other little treat that I purchased for myself recently. This is my first eyeshadow palette from Charlotte Tilbury – I chose the Copper Charge palette as it is supposed to enhance blue eyes. [info in italics taken from the Charlotte Tilbury website]

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Darlings, LIGHT UP YOUR EYES and make them MAGIC with my NEW! Eye Colour Magic Luxury Palette in Copper Charge! The mesmerising gold, rose-copper and russet-brown hues in this eye-enhancing palette play with the light to make blue eyes POP and brown eyes GLOW!

“To curate my NEW! EYE COLOUR MAGIC range, I have decoded the secrets of the colour wheel with my EYE WARDROBE of colour co-ordinated eyeshadows and eyeliners to ENHANCE and add SHAPE, SHADE and DEFINITION for eyes to HYPNOTISE the world!”— Charlotte Tilbury

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Serene, gentle and soothing, blue has associations with the calming light of the sky and sea. The BLUE-EYED BOMBSHELL has eyes lit with serenity, logic and loyalty. Opposite on the colour wheel, COPPER CHARGE makes blue eyes look bluer. EASY TO MORPH, EASY TO MAGNIFY, EASY TO MAKE YOUR EYE COLOUR MAGIC!

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“Darling, you don’t have to be a blue-eyed bombshell to get the copper effect! Once you know the rules, break them! Copper Charge looks magical on EVERYONE!” – Charlotte Tilbury

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This is my first palette from Charlotte Tilbury and I have to say that it won’t be my last! The quality is there – the shadows are buttery and pigmented. Shade 3 (bottom left) is a little more difficult to work with than the other shimmery metallic shades, and a little less pigmented, but it is workable. I like that the shades can be worn for both subtle and dramatic looks. And it really does make my blue eyes POP!

Have you tried any of the Charlotte Tilbury palettes?

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

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Hot Emily Review & Swatching

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Today I’m reviewing and swatching my second Charlotte Tilbury lipstick – Hot Lips in the shade Hot Emily. I’ve been so busy with my day job this past month, that I thought that I would get myself a few little treats to reward myself – you will see what else I got soon! [info in italics taken from the Charlotte Tilbury website]

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Darlings, get lips that will leave a lasting impression! My Hot Lips lipstick in Hot Emily is in my K.I.S.S.I.N.G formula for full-bodied, moisturised lips. This bright hot coral lipstick is inspired by the dynamism of Emily Ratajowski’s intelligent Charlie’s Angel’s sexiness and the modern cool-girl raunchiness.

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WHAT MAKES HOT LIPS MAGIC:

  • The lipstick has brilliant light-diffusing pigments for pert, full-bodied finish, capturing light and reflecting out.
  • Antioxidant Lipstick Tree and soothing orchid extracts soften, protect and hydrate for healthier, younger-looking lips
  • The special blend of waxes creates an easy to apply lipstick with a seamless finish
  • A perfect blend of oils, triglycerides and waxes glide on for buildable, long-lasting colour
  • Ideal for a colour-rich, moisturising finish for cashmere-soft lips

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These lipsticks are long wearing and so moisturizing on the lips. The shade is a bright coral – perfect for summer! I really love the formula of the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipsticks. I don’t love the cake-like scent, but it fades quickly.

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

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Review

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Waterproof

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Today I have a review of the Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara in the Waterproof Formula. I purchased it recently and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl website & from the packaging]

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Go ahead, be bold with COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara. Available in waterproof and non-waterproof varieties, this ultra-volumizing mascara creates full, defined lashes after just one coat. Infused with decadent coconut and jojoba oils, this mascara won’t smudge or flake out on you. Keep the lash party going day and night with uninhibited, show-stopping volume!

  • Gives eye opening effect
  • Lengthens, lifts & separates lashes
  • Waterproof. Smudge-Proof. Clump-Proof.
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes

Sounds like the perfect mascara for me when you compare the claims with my requirements. 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. I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

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I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / 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!

5. volumizing +1/2 Decent volume but not as much as I had hoped!

6. must hold a curl +3/4 I think that this score might improve once the mascara dries out a bit as it is a fairly wet formula.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

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The brush is large (but not gigantic), which I’m a fan of. Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7 – pretty great, and I think my opinion will improve once the formula dries out a bit.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Review

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Today I have a review of the Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub – it was one of the things that I picked up last month from well.ca. [info in italics taken from the Kristin Ess website]

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Why is it that we go the extra mile for our skin but not our scalp? This non-drying scrub removes flakes, product build-up, excess sebum, and hard water deposits from the scalp, giving you a cleaner canvas through gentle exfoliation. I formulated this with a sugar complex to keep natural moisture intact.

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This is an interesting product – it is a little hard to apply, but once I figured it out, it went on a lot easier. You are supposed to apply it on wet hair, using the nozzle tip – but I found it easier to apply to my scalp with my fingers (but whatever works for you). Next you give yourself a scalp massage, rinse it out and then shampoo and condition as usual. According to the instructions, you can use it once a week – but I’ve been using it every second week.

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It makes my scalp slightly tingle when applied – the good tingle, not the allergic reaction tingle. And wow, it soothes and moisturizes the scalp, leaving it feeling super clean.

Have you tried this scalp scrub? Or any other scalp scrub?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Sun Bum Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 30 Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Sun Bum Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 30. I purchased this awhile back from well.ca and have been using it for several weeks. [info in italics taken from the Sun Bum website]

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Some of us like to go as au naturel as possible, so we’re really proud to introduce our new zinc-based Mineral collection for your lounging and earth loving pleasure. Lightweight, silky, SPF 30 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion glides on like butter and provides a chemical free sunscreen and primer with a matte finish.

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The first time I applied this zinc-based mineral sunscreen, I almost threw it out – it goes on so buttery (and not in a good feeling way, but in a greasy feeling way) – BUT wait – it actually sets to a semi-matte finish that feels very light. The tint is minimal – basically just enough to eliminate the white cast effect that often comes with zinc-based sunscreens. The coverage is light, and basically just evens out my skin. I’ve worn it on its own, with concealer, and with powder and it works well each way. I haven’t tried it with full foundation as I don’t wear foundation in the summer time, but based on how it plays with concealer and powder, I think that it would work well if that’s your thing.

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Tint-wise it works well for my fair to light skin tone. I’m not sure how well this would work for medium skin tones, and am doubtful this work work for darker skin tones – I think that there should be several skin tone options – having just one shade is pathetic!

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Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5.3%, Zinc Oxide 2.4%, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyamide-5, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Plankton Extract, Glycerin, Mica, Iron Oxides, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Isopropyl Titianium Triisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Silica Silylate.

Have you tried this tinted sunscreen? Do you have a favourite tinted SPF?

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

Undercarriage Natural Deodorant Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing two natural deodorants from Undercarriage – the Gerouli NO BS Natural Deodorant and the Woodzee Natural Deodorant that I purchased from well.ca. [info in italics taken from the Undercarriage website]

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Undercarriage is a fairly new Canadian brand – I found out about them on InstaGram – here’s a little bit of info about them:

We decided to come up with Undercarriage for the simple reason that people want to feel fresh in all “under parts” under the arms, under the breasts and under the belt – and the options we are presented within the marketplace are deodorant sticks, talcs and other products that aren’t necessarily the healthiest of options.

This product is for anyone that wants odor protection. It won’t prevent you from sweating, but it will minimize your wetness and keep you smelling fresh. Creates a barrier that kills bacteria that causes odor.

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My underarm skin has been sensitive recently, so I decided to first try out their No BS Natural Deodorant Cream in the Gerouli scent.

SERIOUSLY NO BS…THIS DEODORANT FORMULA IS BAKING SODA FREE FOR EXTRA SENSITIVE SKIN. THIS BAKING SODA FREE FORMULA IS PERFECT FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT MIGHT GET RED, BUMPY AND IRRITATED UNDER THE ARMS FROM REGULAR BAKING SODA FORMULAS. A CRISP, REFRESHING BLEND OF GERANIUM, PATCHOULI AND GRAPEFRUIT GIVES THIS DEODORANT ITS COOL SCENT. A LITTLE HIPPIE-DIPPIE MIXED WITH A LITTLE BIT OF HOOD. NATURAL DEODORANT CREAM WITH POWDERY FINISH FOR UNDER THE ARMS AND THE BELT. NATURAL OIL BARRIER PROTECTS SKIN AND PRIVATE AREAS FROM ODOR, CHAFING AND DISCOMFORT.

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Normally, I don’t find that baking soda free deodorants are as long lasting as a regular formula for me, but this one lasts surprisingly well. And my underarms seem to get less wet than with other BS-free formulas. The scent is mild, I smell the geranium more than the patchouli – not at all hippie-dippie.

The Mister has also tried and liked this deodorant as well!

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Magnesium Hydroxide (Magnesium), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Essential Oil), Citrus racemosa (Grapefruit White Essential Oil), Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli Essential Oil), Tocopherol (vitamin E), Carbo activatus (activated charcoal)

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After using the No BS formula, I decided to buy and test out the regular formula (with baking soda) soon as well to see if the Undercarriage formulation would work with my sensitive skin.

A REFRESHING BLEND OF YLANG YLANG AND CEDARWOOD ESSENTIAL OILS GIVES THIS DEODORANT IT’S COOL – WOOD-ZEE SCENT.

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The regular formula so far seems to be ok for my sensitive underarms – no irritation even if I use it several days in a row! It has been working really well for me during the current heatwave – a miracle, because it has been STINKING HOT! The Mister tried and liked this one as well!

One thing that I really like is that neither deodorant is over-scented! Great if you are sensitive to scents.

Ingredients/ingrédients : Maranta arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Cocos Nucifera (coconut) Oil, Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), Cera alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Prunus Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Juniperus virginiana (Cedarwood Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang Essential Oil) Tocopherol (vitamin E), *Organic

Have you tried either formulation of Natural Deodorant from Undercarriage? They have several different scents – and they have a vegan formula (without the beeswax).

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things!

 

Chatty Little Update

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I haven’t meant to still be on hiatus – I have a fair bit on content that I’ve been working on for my sweet readers! I am trying to get back into my normal blogging schedule – hopefully I will have some blog posts ready for you next week!

If you follow me on InstaGram you will know that we recently adopted two beautiful little kittens from a rescue. As of today we’ve had them for 3 weeks, and they are 16 weeks old tomorrow! Let me introduce you to the little bits:

On the left is Luna, and on the right is Nyx.

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Luna is obsessed with sandals and shoes:

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Luna and Nyx are often found snuggling and napping, or playing and wrestling together.

Luna & Nyx

Hope you are all well!

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