Sephora Birthday Gift 2022 – Ilia Set

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude. April is my birthday month, so I got my annual Beauty Insider gift. There was a choice of four different gifts, and I chose the Ilia set, as this was a brand that I’d never tried before. [info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

Ilia Birthday Gift Set featuring Fullest Volumizing Mascara mini, Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Shade Only You mini, and Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment sample.

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

– Fullest Volumizing Mascara – A clean, volumizing mascara that wraps each lash in weightless, buildable volume without flaking, smudging, or irritating even the most sensitive eyes.

When I first applied the mascara, it made my lashes look long, and dark, but didn’t give much volume as I’d hoped, even with two coats. It was smudge proof and water resistant, but sadly does not hold a curl for me. I’d score this mascara a 5 out 7 – taking off points for volume and curl holding.

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

– Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Shade Only You – A cushiony, tinted lip oil in a universal neutral nude shade that’s packed with plumping hyaluronic acid and major moisturizing properties to leave lips soft, smooth, and anything but sticky.

The Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil is really nice. It is hydrating and not at all sticky. The shade is a really nice nude. I really like it a lot.

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

– Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment – An overnight lip treatment with clean ingredients that helps reveal your smoothest, softest lips.

The Lip Wrap sample is so tiny! Not enough to review, but enough for a first impression. It reminds me of the Bite Beauty Lip Mask. I think I’d like to buy myself a full size!

Have you tried any of these from Ilia? Which Sephora Beauty Insiders gift did you chose this year?

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Disclosure: Annual freebie gift for Sephora Beauty Insiders.

boscia Gel Eye Mask & C Serum Review

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boscia / BlendPR "Green Box"

Today I’m reviewing the Triple Hyaluronic and Honeydew Moisture-Boost Gel Eye Masks and the Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum from boscia and BlendPR. These came in a green themed PR box for Saint-Patrick’s Day / Spring along with the Purifying Gel Cleanser [info in italics taken from the boscia website].

Let’s look at the Gel Eye Masks first:

boscia Triple Hyaluronic Acid and Honeydew boscia Triple Hyaluronic Acid and Honeydew Moisture Boost Gel Eye Masks

Replenish and restore much-needed moisture to dehydrated, overworked under-eyes with a pack of cool-on-contact hydrogel eye masks that instantly invigorate, hydrate and refresh.

These gel eye masks are so soothing and hydrating. Key ingredients are the triple hyaluronic acids (hydration, plumping and firming), honeydew melon (radiance, hydration), Niacinimide (vitamin B3 – brightening, anti-inflammatory).

I especially like to use these gel masks when my under-eyes are a little puffy due to my year-round allergies. They really help to de-puff and hydrate.

Now onto the Booster Serum:

boscia Vitamin C w Caviar Lime Booster Serum

Instantly brighten, reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and even skin tone with a Vitamin C serum that provides a beaming, smooth complexion. A powerful 10% Vitamin C Complex and AHA-rich Caviar Limes helps exfoliate and smooth uneven-textured skin for an everyday, healthy-looking glow-up.

This is a great Vitamin C Serum – it doesn’t have that metallic “hot dog water” scent that some C based serums have. The key ingredients are: 10% Vitamin C Complex (brightening, hyperpigmentation), Caviar Lime (vitamin C – brightening, AHA – exfoliating), Astaxanthin (antioxidant), Jojoba (prevent free-radical damage), and Willowherb (anti-inflammatory).

My skin thrives when I use any skincare with Vitamin C. This serum is light, and quick to absorb, and plays nicely with every single moisturizer that I’ve tried it with!

Have you tried either the Gel Eye Masks, or the Booster Serum?

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Disclosure: Products were gifted, however my opinion is always my own. Not sponsored.

Three Ships Beauty Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask Review

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

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Today I’m reviewing the Three Ships Beauty Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask. I purchased this for myself during their 5th Birthday Virtual Event [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

French pink clay sounds about as elegant and sophisticated as clay can get – and it is. It’s the mildest clay out there, making this mask perfect for sensitive skin.

Look closer: just because it’s gentle doesn’t mean it goes easy on the appearance of age spots and wrinkles. You can thank the active Vitamin C and carotenoids in rosehip extract for that.

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

I love facial masks, and this one is great. I love that it is a powder that can be mixed with the liquid of your choice – I particularly like to mix it with the Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner (reviewed here). Skincare with vitamin C works really well for my skin. This mask is great for deep cleaning the skin, but at the same time it is gentle – super great for sensitive skin!

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel Review

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

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boscia / BlendPR "Green Box"

Today I have a review of the boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel. This came in a green themed Saint-Patrick’s Day / Spring box along with the Triple Hyaluronic and Honeydew Moisture-Boost Gel Eye Masks and the Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum from boscia and BlendPR [info in italics taken from the boscia website].

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Cleanse, purify, and soothe skin with sulfate-free Purifying Cleansing Gel. Nourishing botanicals leave skin thoroughly cleansed, soothed, and protected from free radical damage without over-drying or stripping the skin. Complexion is left looking healthy and refined. Preferable for all skin types.

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

This is a super gentle, yet effective cleansing gel. It contains several key ingredients: hydrangea leaf (purify, refine), botanical amino acids (eliminates dirt, and oil), green tea (soothes, anti-inflammatory, rosemary leaf (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory), jojoba (prevent free radical damage, and nourish) and willowherb (reduces redness). This is a great cleanser for all skin types, especially those on the sensitive side like me.

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Have you tried this cleanser? Review on the eye masks and serum to follow!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was gifted. However my opinion and sensitive skin experience is very much my own!

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner Review

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

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Today I have a review of the Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner. I purchased it during their 5th Birthday Event, along with the Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

Rose hydrosol helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation while also maintaining the skin’s pH balance after cleansing.

Look closer: this toner also contains alcohol-free witch hazel, which shrinks the appearance of pores without leaving your skin feeling tight and parched.

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

This toner has a great sprayer – the mist of so fine. And hello – rose! I love rose in skincare. This is a great addition to my skincare routine. I tend to use it more in the morning, but it can be used both morning and night. It is just so fresh!

I can see myself using it as a skin refresher when the weather warms up.

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

It only contains 5 ingredients – all of which are vegan (and cruelty free):

*Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate, *ᵀAloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *ᵀHamamelis Virginiana (Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, *ᵀRosa Canina (Rosehip Extract) [* Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic]

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Disclosure: I purchased this. Blog post contains an affiliate link and code, of which I will receive compensation for any sales made via my link. My opinion remains my own, regardless of this.

Nyx Thick It. Stick It! Brow Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Nyx Thick It. Stick It! Thickening Brow Mascara. I purchased it a few weeks ago when my e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel started to run out.

Nyx Thick It. Stick It ! Thickening Brow Mascara

New vegan brow mascara in 8 high-impact shades to tint, tame, and thicken all brow types with a natural finish that lasts 16 hours. Ultra-buildable, tinted plant-origin fibers take brows to the next level with each layer. Upgrade your brows from thick to thicker to thickest!

Nyx Thick It. Stick It ! Thickening Brow Mascara

Brush brows upwards and in the direction of hair growth to tame and define your brow shape. Easily customize your look with the tapered brush to blend and build tint and fullness. Add more coats to take your brows from thick to thicker to thickest! For extra full dimension, begin by brushing backward from the tail end of your brows inward, then brush through brows like usual.

Nyx Thick It. Stick It ! Thickening Brow Mascara

This brow mascara comes in 8 shades: Taupe, Cool Blonde, Auburn, Rich Auburn, Cool Ash Brown, Brunette, Espresso, and Black. I chose the Espresso shade to try because I like my brows to be a super dark brown. This brow gel really does work to fatten up my sparse brows. Majorly buildable, but you have to be careful applying to not over-do it. Two coats is plenty for my brows, three coats is too much. It is also super long wearing and transfer resistant!

Have you tried this tinted brow gel?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask Review

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If you follow me on InstaGram you will have seen that I attended a Self Care Pampering virtual event hosted by Keratinworks and BlendPR. The attendees were sent a Self Care Pampering kit with loads of treats. Today I’m reviewing the Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask [info in italics taken from the Keratinworks website]

Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask

This mask, made with all the natural nutrients, is for the finalization and on-going maintenance to our TANINUTRA THERAPY system. It enhances the results by reinforcing excellent anti-frizz action, progressive damage repair, luxurious shine and silkiness, and by promoting natural movement and healthy hair.

Keratinworks Pinot Noir Deep Restore Mask

I had the Keratinworks in-salon smoothing treatment treatment done in early February (read about it here), so my hair is not currently having any issues with frizz, but because I am well overdue for a trim, my ends are on the dry side, and this mask works wonders to make my hair feel silky, healthy, and it doesn’t weigh my hair down. It has a different scent than the Keratinworks Pure line (reviewed here) – I’m not quite sure how to describe the scent, but it is pleasant, and spa-like.

Have you tried this hair mask? Are you a hair mask lover?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was part of a gifted package from a virtual PR event. Thanks Keratinworks and BlendPR! My opinion is always my own.

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask Review

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

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Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that I attended the Keratinworks Self Care Pampering Virtual Event with BlendPR. Attendees received a box of self care pampering goodies, and today I’m reviewing the Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask [info in italics taken from the Boscia website]

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal M

Peel to reveal a luminous, detoxified, and flawless complexion with an innovative peel-off mask powered by Activated Black Charcoal. The original charcoal mask and reigning fan favorite, Luminizing Charcoal Mask is a peel-off mask powerhouse that unveils a post-peel, pore-less glow worth sharing. Chock-full of powerful antioxidants like Activated Charcoal and Vitamin C, this powerfully detoxifying mask helps to minimize the appearance of pores, banish blackheads, and enhance radiance while leaving your skin feeling flawlessly fresh and clean!

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

This is the first peel off mask that I’ve tried, and it is really good! It helps to deep clean your pores, and clear out blackheads – which comes in handy as my nose has been getting more blackheads than normally, likely due to wearing masks. And because it contains Vitamin C, it will also help brighten my skin.

Boscia Luminizing Charcoal Mask

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Disclosure: This was PR gifted, but am under no obligation to post. My opinion is always my own.

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts Review

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

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The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that I attended the Keratinworks Self Care Pampering Virtual Event with BlendPR. Attendees received a box of self care pampering goodies, and today I’m reviewing The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts [info in italics taken from The Beauty of Eczema website]

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

The Beauty of Eczema™ is a full range of products for very dry and sensitive skin that was born through Camille’s personal struggles. Camille proudly created a range of beautiful, natural, vegan, cruelty-free, botanically scented skincare suitable for sensitive skin angels. Camille particularly loves that they contain over 97.8% naturally derived ingredients from oat lipids to sweet almond oil and the beautiful ‘imperfectly perfect’ packaging design.

Bath Salts for very dry & sensitive skin.

With 99.9% naturally derived ingredients.
Apply a generous handful to a warm bath and relax from the stresses of the day.

The Beauty of Eczema Bath Salts

I’ve been curious about this brand as my skin is on the sensitive side, and have heard great things about The Beauty of Eczema. I love bath salts in general, so I was excited to try these Bath Salts out. These are very gentle and soothing – my skin felt great after my bath! I’d like to try more from this brand as they don’t dry out my skin.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, this was a gifted package from a PR event. However, my opinions (and sensitive skin) are very much my own and this little review is based on my experience with the product.