NatureLab Toyko Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner Duo

Hello, hello – welcome to A Brash Attitude!

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner

Today I’m reviewing the NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner travel duo – I received the travel sized set in my PR package with the Perfect Shine Duo set. [info in italics taken from the NatureLab Tokyo website]

Let’s take a look at the Perfect Repair Shampoo:

Innovations in botanical technology help put an end to hair drama by addressing the root cause: the scalp. An infusion of Smart Keratin brings extra reinforcement and protection to the deepest layers of the cortex while Stem Cells from the resilient Bamboo plant extend the lifespan of hair’s growth cycle and strengthen strands from the inside out. Argan and Prickly Pear oils protect from environmental damage and restore a healthy look and feel. Damaged hair is visibly improved and new hair sprouts stronger. 

And now let’s look at the Perfect Repair Conditioner:

Make amends with your color treated tresses. Vitality-boosting Bamboo Stem Cells are infused into an antioxidant-rich plant-based conditioning treatment that shields hair from further UV and thermal damage. Smart Keratin strengthens and protects from cortex to cuticle, restoring every strand. Damaged hair is visibly improved and new hair sprouts stronger. 

I really like this Shampoo and Conditioner duo – my hair feels so clean and healthy and soft to the touch! I let my hair air dry and forgot to put any taming product in, and my hair still turned out really nice when it dried – my hair was wavy and under control.

The scent is mild and is a blend of Japanese bamboo, green tea and cypress – it is a delicate and subtle scent – which is my preference for hair care products.

Have you tried this one? I really like it a lot. I can’t decide which one I like more, the Perfect Repair or the Perfect Shine Duos.

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these were a part of a PR gifted package. However, as always, my opinion is based on my personal usage of the products!

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Review

Hello, hello! Welcome to A Brash Attitude!

Today I have a review of the Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner duo from NatureLab Tokyo. This set is a part of a PR package that was sent to me to try out. [info in italics taken from the NatureLab Tokyo website]

NatureLab Tokyo 1

Rosa Takagi was on a quest to create the most effective natural beauty products in the world. She also demanded that they be clean and affordable. To do that, she drew upon time-tested Japanese beauty rituals and worked to elevate them with the latest scientific technology. The result is NatureLab’s Perfect Haircare.

Inspired to achieve perfect harmony between traditional Japanese beauty rituals and future-forward clean technology, founder Rosa Tagaki set out to create a curated line of innovative haircare, formulated on the premise that healthy hair starts at the scalp. Bringing together the brightest brains in clean beauty, Rosa’s team of scientists and cosmetic chemists harnessed breakthrough botanical technology to unlock active, nutrient-rich plant stem cells proven to repair and maintain scalp health, improve follicle strength and promote growth at the cellular level. Stem cells from apple, bamboo, argan and grape are uniquely paired with pearl extract, quinoa protein, and other naturally-derived ingredients to deliver targeted, clinically proven results, including improved shine, texture and volume. Introducing NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Haircare, nature’s ultimate haircare hack.

NatureLab Tokyo 2

First off, I want to comment on the packaging of this cruelty-free line – it looks like laboratory flasks – I think that this is such a great concept. And I love it when shampoo / conditioner bottles have pumps! The line is free of parabens, sulfates, gluten, mineral oil and phthalates.

NatureLab Tokyo 3

Let’s take a closer look at the Perfect Shine Shampoo:

Let your inner light shine through with a Platinum Fiber-infused shampoo that reveals hair’s natural reflective properties. Antioxidant-rich Stem Cells from Grape regenerate scalp papilla cells and revitalize shine. Hyaluronic acid seals in moisture while Pearl Extract stimulates enzymes for an iridescent finish. Shine on.

And now the Perfect Shine Conditioner:

Elevate shine to mega-watt status with a Platinum Fiber-infused conditioning treatment that delivers a weightless, glossy finish. Antioxidant-rich Stem Cells from Grape work behind the scenes to guard against oxidative damage and regenerate scalp papilla cells. Hyaluronic acid seals in moisture while Pearl Extract provides an iridescent luster. Shine on.

NatureLab Tokyo 5

I really like this shampoo and conditioner set – it makes my hair feel clean, soft and shiny. It has a very mild scent of violet and almond – not over powering at all – which I love as I detest over-scented hair products!

My hair is looking less dull, and believe it or not, it is making my wavy hair a little easier to tame into soft beachy waves instead of a tangled, dull, mess.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner

Reviews to follow on the Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner set, and Treatment Mask samples once I’ve had a chance to try them out several times.

NatureLab Tokyo 6

Have you tried anything from this cruelty-free hair care line?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted. However, my opinion is my own, and is based on my user experience.

 

Noughty Haircare To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment Review

Hello, hello! Welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Atttitude!

Today I have a review of the Noughty Haircare To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment – I purchased it for myself a few weeks ago. [info in italics taken from the Shoppers Drug Mart website]

Noughty To The Rescue 1

This intensive treatment rescues thirsty hair for a storybook smooth ending. A deeply hydrating mask to rejuvenate and restore the thirstiest, most over-processed hair, packed with sweet almond and black oat extracts to hydrate, restructure and transform hair in distress. Black oat extract is packed with natural water reservoirs like amino acids and polysaccharides. It’s been shown to improve the structure of the hair surface by up to 43% making it easier to comb and boosting gloss. Lecithin enhances the hair’s natural barrier, smoothing each shaft to renew its surface. Meadowfoam oil, rich in long chain fatty acids, helps to trap moisture in the hair shaft, rejuvenating hair for a healthy-looking mane. Argan oil, rich in frizz-taming essential fatty acids, helps to increase hair’s elasticity. Luxurious Morrocan argan and almond scent.

Noughty To The Rescue 5

My hair is definitely frizz prone and somewhat dry at the ends, but it is not damaged as I haven’t been colouring my hair, nor have I been heat styling. I chose this hair mask as it sounded like a great choice to tame frizz and hydrate my wavy hair. My hair is so soft after I use this mask and it doesn’t feel weighed down or waxy.

Noughty To The Rescue 2

The texture of this hair mask is very much like a softly set custard, and the scent is mildly nutty from the argan oil and almond. I can smell something else, but I haven’t quite been able to identify what it smells like to me.

Noughty To The Rescue 3

This is the first product that I’ve tried from Noughty Haircare. But I don’t think that it will be the last one!

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Cumulative Monthly Empties April to July 2020

Hello, hello! Welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude!

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:

Monthly Empties Apr to Jul 2020 1

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:

Monthly Empties Apr to Jul 2020 2

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: 

Monthly Empties Apr to Jul 2020 3

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)?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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).

Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub Review

Hello, hello!

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]

Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub

 

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.

Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub 2

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.

Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub 5

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?

Kristin Ess Instant Exfoliating Scalp Scrub

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

 

Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2020 – Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo Review

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Hello, hello!

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Although my birthday was in early April, I only received my Sephora Annual Birthday Gift in May – there were a choice of a few mini sets, and I chose the Briogeo Mini Charcoal + Coconut Oil Shampoo and Mini Deep Conditioning Mask. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Great hair starts with this bestselling duo! Detoxify your scalp and deep cleanse with Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo. Restore and strengthen dry, damaged hair with Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask, revealing healthy-looking and shiny locks.

I’ve previously tried the Don’t Despair Repair Deep Conditioning Mask and loved it, so I won’t review it today. I’ll just focus on the Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo.

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

This unique shampoo infuses binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp and hair follicle, providing the foundation for optimal scalp health. Vegetable-derived micro-exfoliators remove dead skin cells and product buildup to support a clean, balanced, and healthy scalp, as a cooling blend of peppermint and spearmint oils reduces scalp itchiness. Tea tree oil features anti-septic and healing properties to reduce scalp irritation, while coconut oil delivers superior moisturization to the scalp to combat and prevent dryness and flakiness. Super-vitamin panthenol provides essential nutrients to strengthen the hair roots and shaft.

This is a mega-minty shampoo treatment. My scalp felt tingly and soothed, and super clean. The mini jar contains enough for me to get three or four uses (depending on how much I use each time). I could see myself buying this and using it as a scalp detox treatment twice a month.

Briogeo Revive & Repair Duo

Did you pick this mini kit as your birthday gift, or did you go for one of the others?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This was a free gift as part of being a Beauty Insider.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly Review

Hello, hello!

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly

Today I’m reviewing the Styling Jelly from MoMi Beauty that came in my March Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

This innovative jelly stays flexible and maintains movement, allowing easy styling and a no-frizz finish. Every hair type can achieve different textures using the jelly, which blends organic hydrating olive oil and clarifying apple cider vinegar with floral and gem-essences for inner and outer balance. 

  • Pump a small amount into palms
  • Evenly apply to damp or air-dried hair
  • Style as desired
  • To add volume and body to fine hair, apply to lengths from root to ends
  • For medium hold: scrunch into wet hair and diffuse with a blow dryer
  • For some extra hold to style: pump a small amount into palms and style as needed
  • To tame fly-aways: pump a small amount into palms and very lightly apply to smooth strands

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly

I’ve been using this to add volume and tame frizz in my wavy hair. It feels hydrating yet lightweight. Mega waves! It kind of feels like a cross between a hair gel and a facial serum texture-wise. And the scent is very minimal (almost non-existent) to my nose! I really like it a lot!

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Deionized Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Calendula Extract, Pro-Vitamin B5, Organic Guar Gum (Natural Plant Based), Organic Sweet Orange Oil, Organic Lemongrass Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw unfiltered), Organic Green Tea, Organic Sage Herb, Organic Bilberry Leaf, Xanthan Gum (Natural Gum), Lotus Wei blend of organic essential oils of Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender), Anthemis nobilis (Roman chamomile), Rosa damascena (Rose absolute), Citrus aurantium (Neroli absolute), Nelumbo Nucifera (Lotus) flower essence, gem essence of Rose Quartz, Leucidal (Radish root ferment).

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly

Have you tried this styling jelly?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

EVOLVh InstaVolume Duo Review

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

Hello, hello!

Today I’m reviewing the EVOLVh InstaVolume Duo set that was sent to me from their PR team. When asked if I wanted to try it out, of course I said YES because I absolutely love this brand! The InstaVolume Duo is composed of InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment and and InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir. [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

Let’s take a closer look at this two-step system, starting with the InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment:

EVOLVh InstaVolume2

Step 1 of our new Evolutionary Volume System: Voluminous, healthy, soft, & gorgeous. Always follow with Step 2, the InstaVolume Elixir spray. Dreamy voluminous hair awaits! 

The first of its kind regimen that eliminates the need for a conditioner.  This game changing cleansing treatment delivers a luxurious lather that gently and thoroughly cleanses, nourishes and detoxify’s the scalp, adds moisture and detangles, while boosting volume and absorbing unwanted oils. 

InstaVolume is powered by plant based natural ingredients including tapioca and flax, known for their unique ability to volumize hair while absorbing excess oils, and making it possible to go an extra day or even two without shampooing while still enjoying the voluminous results. 

This is a super gentle but highly effective “shampoo” type hair cleanser. It lathers surprisingly well for a sulfate free formula. It has the signature EVOLVh grapefruit scent. Because I’m so mega overdue for a trim, I do find that I need to use a bit of the SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner on my ends.

Now onto the InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir:

EVOLVh InstaVolume Volumizing Elixir

Effortless Volume with Brilliant Shine + Heat Protection & Detangling 

The magical Step 2 of our new evolutionary 2-step InstaVolume system. This multifunction magic potion detangles, add moisture and shine, removes frizz, balances pH, provides heat styling and UV protection, while boosting volume and absorbing excess oils.

Powered entirely by plant based ingredients, including flax and tapioca for stunning volume and raw lecithin for near-miraculous weightless moisture. 

This works so well to help tame my frizz, it adds volume and softness to my wavy hair. I love that it is also a heat protector spray. It also has the signature grapefruit scent.

EVOLVh InstaVolume Cleansing Treatment & Volumizing Elixir

Have you tried this set?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: In case you missed it at the very beginning, this was a PR package. However, my opinion is very much my own.

Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions March 2020

Hello, hello!

My March Petit Vour box finally arrived on April 15th! I often show my Petit Vour box on my InstaGram, but here on the blog you will get the unboxing AND first impressions. Full reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out. [info in italics is taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour March 2020

I have temporarily cancelled my Petit Vour subscription, so I will not be getting the April box. I plan on re-subscribing as soon as life returns to some state of normality.

Petit Vour March 2020

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 @1.3804 my box cost me $31.75 CAD this month.

Let’s take a closer look:

Petit Vour March 2020

MO MI Beauty Styling Jelly (travel size 30ml $22 USD, full size 100ml $38 USD)

This innovative jelly stays flexible and maintains movement, allowing easy styling and a no-frizz finish. Every hair type can achieve different textures using the jelly, which blends organic hydrating olive oil and clarifying apple cider vinegar with floral and gem-essences for inner and outer balance.

Petit Vour March 2020

This sounds interesting, especially the no-frizz finish.

Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil (0.04oz / 1.14g $18 USD)

A long lasting, highly pigmented natural eyeliner pencil. Natural Definition Eye Pencil is filled with soothing natural oils, waxes, and Chamomile extract to protect the delicate eye area. This eyeliner glides on smoothly, blends beautifully, and lasts all day.

Petit Vour March 2020

Sigh. Another  eye liner. I have so many liners in my stash! Hopefully it is a good one. Thankfully it is in the shade Coffee (rich cocoa brown) and not Ink (carbon black) as I have SO MANY BLACK EYELINERS in my stash!

Inkling Scents Roll-On Perfume in Sultry (sample size 5ml $15 USD, full size 10ml $25 USD)

Wearing this smooth fragrance is the art of seduction. The base is creamy sandalwood and white amber, the heart is lotus flower, orchid and Bulgarian rose, while the top is silky vanilla. The blend is provocative, but clean. This mix is deep and rich enough to leave you with a sense of pleasure.

Petit Vour March 2020

Oooh, this sounds like a scent that I will love!

Pacifica Coconut Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic ( sample size 2 oz $5USD, full size 8oz / 236ml $12 USD)

We make it easy to be good with this simple step in cleansing that requires no water and no rinsing. Fortified coconut, calendula and grapefruit waters, this powerful tonic helps capture and lift away dirt, oil and impurities without harsh rubbing or over-drying. For all skin types

Petit Vour March 2020

Hopefully this will be a nice micellar water. I don’t like the ones that are soapy or leave a filmy feeling on the skin.

The March box is valued at $60 USD, which works out to be $82.82 CAD! I’m most excited by the Mo Mi Beauty Styling Jelly and the Inkling Scents Sultry Perfume!

Petit Vour March 2020

What do you think of this month’s box?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.