Cumulative Empties – May to July 2021 Part 1

Empties May to Jul 2021

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Today I’d like to share my product finishes from the past three months, and I’ll let you know if I would purchase again (eventually), or not, and link to my original reviews. Let’s take a look…

Skincare + Makeup:

Empties May to Jul 2021

Sudsatorium Great Gatsby Lip Scrub – I loved this minty lip scrub, and would likely purchase again.

Kaelen Harwell Refining Roman Chamomile Ylang Ylang Cleanser – This was from my CertClean Clean Beauty Awards 2019-20 judging panel box. I absolutely love this creamy cleanser. Gentle, non-drying, amazing. I would purchase this one.

Quo Beauty Hydrating Facial Serum – This was a nice hyaluronic acid based serum. It’s budget friendly. I would purchase again eventually.

Wet N Wild Ultimate Brow Pencil – I have purchased this brow pencil several times since 2018, when Wet N Wild was cruelty free. I will not re-purchase unless they return to cruelty free status.

Essence Micro Precise Brow Pencil – I loved this micro-brow pencil. I would re-purchase.

Covergirl The Super Sizer Big Curl Mascara (Waterproof) – This was a really good waterproof mascara, I scored it a 6.5 out of 7.

Have you tried any of these products? Part two to follow later in the week!

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Disclosure: Post contains mostly products purchased by me, and one from my judging panel jury box from 2019-20 (identified). My opinion is my own regardless.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara by LashBlast Review

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara by LashBlast – I purchased it a few weeks ago and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website and from the packaging]

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara gives you exceptional lash fullness that’s soft even to the touch and is perfect for everyday wear. With our new petal-shaped brush and mousse formula with natural beeswax, lashes are never stiff or brittle. So bring out every last lash, and embrace you in full bloom!

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Full Lash Bloom brush, with short and long bristles, creates volume from root to tip and combs and coats lashes evenly for full separated volume. Waterproof formula provides volume that stays soft to the touch all day.

Based on the description of the Full Lash Bloom Mascara, this sounds like a great mascara for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am 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 use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and at least water-resistant.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

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

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 Waterproof!

2. smudge-proof +1 No smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 No flakes or clumps!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 The volume was ok. Not the full volume that I was hoping for.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 Did not hold a curl as well as I had hoped. Surprising for a waterproof formula, usually they hold a curl much better.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Overall I would give this mascara a 6 out of 7. If it held a curl better and had better volume, I would have scored it higher. I like it, but it’s definitely not a holy grail mascara for me. If the mascara starts to perform better as it dries out a bit, I will re-evaluate my score.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Swatching – Tempt

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Tempt

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Today I’m swatching the Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain in the shade Tempt. After trying and reviewing the shade Coy, I went ahead and purchased another one from well.ca [info in italics taken from the Flower Beauty website]

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Tempt

The new Bitten Lip Stain gives you stay-all-day color with an innovative hydrating formula.

Our unique water-based, hydration-packed, and gluten-free formula has gentle staining pigments that apply like a gloss and stays put like a stain with non-feathering wear. The lightweight gel-like texture moisturizes lips upon application and then dries down to a long-lasting comfortable tint. Apply with the plush doe foot applicator to luxuriously cushion and coat lips.

FLOWER Beauty Bitten Lip Stain Tempt

These lip stains come in six different shades: Saucy (hot pink), Play (magenta purple), Coy (coral pink), Sass (violet pink), Sweet (pink) and Tempt (dark magenta). This time I purchased Tempt, and I absolutely love it. This one doesn’t feel as watery as Coy did, but it has the same long wearing finish and manages to still feel hydrating when it dries down. And it doesn’t smudge underneath a mask!

And yeah, I’ll probably order another shade the next time I’m ordering something from well.ca.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this! And I’ll probably do it again!

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF50 Review

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

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IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

Today I’m reviewing the IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF50. I’ve previously tried the original IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream a few years ago (link is here in case you want to check it out). [info in italics taken from the IT Cosmetics website]

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

Experience your best-selling, multitasking, CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+ beauty miracle—now infused with proprietary Drops of Light Technology™ for a subtle touch of radiance! Developed with plastic surgeons, CC+ Illumination™ delivers full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB broad-spectrum physical sunscreen. Clinically shown to give you 179% of skin hydration, improve skin texture and enhance skin brightness without glitter or shimmer, this breakthrough color-correcting cream never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages imperfections including dark spots. Plus, it’s formulated with an advanced anti-aging serum made of hydrolyzed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins A, B, C and E that work in harmony to diffuse the look of wrinkles, minimize pores and give you a more luminous, supple and flawless-looking complexion.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

In the original formula, I had the shade light, but this year, I picked the newer light-medium shade as I found that light was just a bit too light for me for summer, and the medium shade looked like it would be way too dark for me. I also decided to try the new Illumination formula as I love anything that helps my skin look and feel radiant.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination

When I first opened up the package, the shade light-medium looked way too dark, but thankfully it just makes me look like I’ve gotten a little bit of sun – which is what I was hoping for. The formula feels similar to the original formula, and the coverage is buildable, I tend to wear it on the sheer side, just to even out my skintone and add radiance. When first applied it seems a little too dark and too shimmery, but once blended out and it dries down, it loses the shimmer, and just makes my skin look great (my wrist / inner arm is actually paler than my face right now).

Have you tried this one?

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

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara Review

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara – I purchased it in my last mini haul from well.ca. [info in italics taken from the Flower Beauty website]

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

LASHES GO ROYAL with soft, fanned-out volume and lavish lift. Our exclusive royal hourglass brush lifts and coats every lash from root to tip for silky, luscious lashes. Our buildable, clump free formula thickens, curls and volumizes for a full coverage lash look fit for a princess. One coveted shade, rich and hyper pigmented sets a new standard in darkness.
100% saw lush, thick lashes*
+112% soft, fanned-out volume*

Based on the description of the Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara, this sounds perfect for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly so 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 use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant.

I do like the hourglass brush, it works well with my eye shape, and allows me to get all my lashes coated, even the tiny ones.

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

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

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 Not waterproof, but it withstood my watery eyes, so quite water-resistant

2. smudge-proof +1 Not a waterproof formulation, but no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 I was disappointed that it did not give my lashes better volume

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It held a curl, but not amazingly well

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7. If it held a curl better and had better volume, I would have scored it higher. I like it, but it’s not a holy grail mascara for me.

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain (Coy) Review

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

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Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain that I recently purchased from well.ca [info in italics taken from the Flower Beauty website]

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

The new Bitten Lip Stain gives you stay-all-day color with an innovative hydrating formula.

Our unique water-based, hydration-packed, and gluten-free formula has gentle staining pigments that apply like a gloss and stays put like a stain with non-feathering wear. The lightweight gel-like texture moisturizes lips upon application and then dries down to a long-lasting comfortable tint. Apply with the plush doe foot applicator to luxuriously cushion and coat lips.

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

These lip stains come in six different shades: Saucy (hot pink), Play (magenta purple), Coy (coral pink), Sass (violet pink), Sweet (pink) and Tempt (dark magenta). I chose the shade Coy as I wanted a peachy / coral shade for summer. The swatch shows two coats (top) and one coat (bottom).

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

The formula feels watery when first applied but when it dries down, it manages to still feel hydrating. It is fairly long wearing too – and once it dries down, it stays put under a mask without smearing! I plan to pick up a few more shades to try out, most likely Play and / or Tempt.

Have you tried this lip stain?

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

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer Review

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

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Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer in the shade Sunrise. I bought it from well.ca. [info in italics taken from Flower Beauty]

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Enhance your glow with Heatwave Bronzer! Our marbleized formula blends effortlessly for a warm, luminous look. Matte and shimmering powders swirl together for a lit-from-within ambient glow.

The Heatwave Luminous Bronzer is available in two shades – Sunrise (light golden) and Sunswept (medium golden). I picked the lighter of the two shades. At first glance it looked to be really dark, and I was afraid that I’d made a horrible mistake as my skintone is quite fair.

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

As you can see from the swatches, this bronzer is buildable, and gives my pale skin a bit of a healthy “sun-kissed” glow. I think that it is a great budget friendly, cruelty free, option.

Do you have a favourite bronzer? Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Three Ships Lip Treatment Kit Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Three Ships Lip Treatment Kit that came in my Spring CAUSEBOX. As you all know, I adore lip products, so I had high hopes for this. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships website, and kit packaging]

Here’s a little bit of info about this Toronto based, Canadian brand:

We embrace this less is more mindset and use this philosophy to chart our course as a company. We believe you don’t need a long list of unnecessary ingredients in your skincare products, and you don’t need a 12 step skincare routine to achieve beautiful results.

[…]

Our goal was to solve the problems we faced as consumers and create the most effective and affordable natural skincare products available.

This is why every Three Ships product is made with 100% natural ingredients and is certified cruelty-free. It’s why nothing goes to market unless it has been scientifically proven to work. And it’s why all of our products will forever be under $40 USD.

The Three Ships Lip Treatment Kit is composed of the Vanilla Lip Exfoliator, and the Buttercream Hydrating Lip Mask. Let’s look at the Lip Exfoliator first:

This triple-action scrub exfoliates and conditions lips. Fine sugar crystals remove dry skin / flakes and make lips look plump and full while natural shea butter and oils hydrate and soothe. This scrub contains zero artificial colors and is naturally flavoured with vanilla.

This is a beautiful lip scrub, it mega exfoliates, but at the same time adds so much hydration. My lips are SO SMOOTH after I use this!

Now, let’s take a look at the Buttercream Hydrating Lip Mask:

Natural oils of sunflower, coconut and avocado deeply replenish moisture to dry lips. Use overnight for extra soft lips when you wake up.

As a lip balm addict, this lip mask is a DREAM! So hydrating. It can be used night and day!

The combination of the scrub and mask is the perfect recipe for achieving soft and smooth lips!

UPDATE: I just became an affiliate for Three Ships (June 27, 2021), and with my code, you will receive 20% off! Here’s the link: https://glnk.io/8n8j/abrashattitude20 and the code is: ABRASHATTITUDE20.

Have you tried this kit?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this kit came in my CAUSEBOX subscription box that I paid for.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil Review

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I ran out of TWO brow pencils in the same week – and by chance, IT Cosmetics was having their 30% off Friends and Family Sale, so I decided to try out their Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil after my mom raved about it to me. [info in italics taken from the IT Cosmetics website]

The original phenomenon! Developed with plastic surgeons, this #1 best-selling, award-winning pencil is infused with brow-enhancing biotin, lecithin, saw palmetto, nettle, green tea, antioxidants, grape seed, and vitamins A, B5, C and E, plus proprietary Brow Power™ Technology to give you your most beautiful, natural-looking brows—even if you have none at all! Brow Power comes in four universal shades to match every hair color—from the blondest blonde to the darkest brunette!

Brow Power™ features an exclusive oval tip that works on both thin and thick brows to mimic the look of real hair, plus a built-in grooming spooley brush for polished perfection. The revolutionary, budge-proof formula adheres to skin for long-lasting results, while the shade adjusts to your eyebrow color based on pressure and completely covers gray. Apply softer strokes for lighter hair colors, and press harder for darker tones. It truly is your brows but better! 

The four shades are: Universal Blonde, Universal Auburn, Universal Taupe, and Universal Dark Brunette. I chose the Dark Brunette shade because it looked to be the closest to what I usually use (especially when my brows are tinted). The shade match is perfect for my brows!

The tip shape and size works well for my brow shape, it’s not too big, not too little, and makes giving them some added shape a breeze. The spoolie brush on the end is great, so I don’t have to look for one. It is long wearing and smudgeproof. I like that you can adjust the darkness of the shade by the amount of pressure that you use – below is a swatch of varying pressure amounts.

I’m happy with my purchase! Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!