Cumulative Empties – March and April 2021

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Can you believe that it is already May? Today I have my cumulative empties for March and April. I was *so* close to finishing up a few more things too, but I’m sure they’ll appear in my next empties post.

Skincare:

I think that I did great over the past two months to finish up so many things from my skincare stash!

Pure Savy Come Hell or High Water 3-In-1 Micellar Water *Cert Clean Jury Box 2019-2020* – I found this micellar water to be a little on the soapy side, but it worked really well for removing eye makeup. I have several eye makeup remover products in my stash, so I don’t need to even think about purchasing this.

Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream – *I purchased this* I loved this light gel moisturizer. I would likely repurchase this one as it played so well with makeup. A great day moisturizer for my normal to dry skin. Review

Sothys Hydra3Ha Hydrating Comfort Cream *PR package* – This was great for the cold winter weather when my skin needed extra hydration at night. It is a little more scented that my personal preference. Review

Poetic Blend The Hero Oil and The Ghost Oil *Giveaway Prize win* – I loved both of these facial oils. I think that the brand is on hiatus (if someone knows for sure, please let me know) so I don’t think that I could purchase. Review and review

Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk *Subscription Box* – This was such a lovely creamy cleanser. I would purchase this if I didn’t have a few more cream based cleansers to finish up. Review

Be On Me Cleansing Mousse Sensitive Skin *PR package* – I loved this foaming cleanser, it was super gentle but super effective. I would purchase this once I use up a few more cleansers from my stash. Review

Lowen’s Make Room Balm *PR package* – This is a balm for stretch marks and scars, but I used it all winter on my poor dry hands, and it worked amazingly well. Their balms are really great, would definitely need one in my stash before winter! Review

Haircare:

I only managed to finish up two haircare products, but progress is progress.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Conditioner *PR package* – This was an amazing conditioner, it worked really well for hydrating my hair. I would love to try more from this brand – hopefully they will be selling in Canada at some point. Review

EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Conditioner *I purchased this, but I’ve also received PR from the brand before* – Such an amazing conditioner. It hydrates, it smells amazing. I’d buy this again. I’m almost finished the matching shampoo. Review

There you have it! Everything that I’ve finished over the last two months. Have you finished up much lately?

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Disclosure: This post contains a mix of products both purchased by myself and PR gifted, all identified above and in the original reviews. My opinion is my own regardless.

Crüe Cosmetics Fast Growth Treatment Bundle – Neptüne Hydrating Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the part of the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle from Quebec based company, Crüe Cosmetics. I’ve been following this brand on Instagram for awhile and decided to purchase the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle out after reading a few of their blog posts about hair care. [info in italics taken from the Crüe Cosmetics website]

Crüe Cosmetics is a Montreal based company that specializes in the creation of products that are all natural, organic and vegan. The process involves the infusion of herbs and essential oils in order to produce highly efficient holistic products that are safe to use on hair and skin. We are passionate about delivering natural alternatives to hair and skin care and our products are all crafted and packaged by hand to maximize quality. We do not test on animals nor do we use any animal byproducts because we believe that within nature lies the cure to any ailment and we strive to use these solutions to help our customers. At Crüe Cosmetics, your beauty is in the hands of nature.

The Fast Growth Bundle is comprised of L’Ör Growth Serum and Neptüne Hydrating Oil. The serum is used on the scalp, and the oil is used on the hair for optimum healthy hair growth. I’ve been using them both for about two months now, so I feel ready to review them. Let’s take a look at the hydrating oil. I’ve already reviewed the Growth Serum here.

Neptüne Hydrating Oil

Neptüne Hydrating oil is a very versatile grape seed oil based product meant to be used on your hair, face and body. Grape seed oil contains more linoleic acid than most carrier oils and is full of emollients and nutrients which make it ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair, reducing dandruff and dermatitis, and aid in the nurturing and growth of healthy skin cells. Burdock Root and Nettle leaf are well known for their ability to cure skin and hair issues such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and dermatitis. We’ve added the anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-bacterial benefits of Lavender, Geranium, Black Pepper, Patchouli and Peppermint to further assist in strengthening of follicles, stimulating healthy hair growth and to treat wrinkles, unclog pores, remove blemishes and treat acne. With its many uses and benefits, Neptüne Hydrating oil is bound to become a staple in the care routine of anyone desiring beautiful hair and skin.

This oil can used used on hair, face and body. I’ve mainly used it on my hair and I have to say that I’m so in love with this one – it makes my hair so incredibly soft and shiny. The scent is beautiful, very earthy / herbal which I absolutely love! If the ends of my hair feel a little dry on my “Next Day Hair”, I just apply a little extra to the ends. It also works great to control frizz.

Just this week I decided to try a little bit of the Hydrating Oil on an irritated patch of skin in my underarm (which is either eczema, or reaction caused by baking soda in one of my deodorants) and the redness is nearly gone. Nothing I’ve tried has worked so quickly to reduce irritation! Powerful stuff.

Needless to say, I love the Neptüne Hydrating Oil!

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

Crüe Cosmetics Fast Growth Treatment Bundle – L’Ör Growth Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the part of the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle from Quebec based company, Crüe Cosmetics. I’ve been following this brand on Instagram for awhile and decided to purchase the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle out after reading a few of their blog posts about hair care. [info in italics taken from the Crüe Cosmetics website]

Crüe Cosmetics is a Montreal based company that specializes in the creation of products that are all natural, organic and vegan. The process involves the infusion of herbs and essential oils in order to produce highly efficient holistic products that are safe to use on hair and skin. We are passionate about delivering natural alternatives to hair and skin care and our products are all crafted and packaged by hand to maximize quality. We do not test on animals nor do we use any animal byproducts because we believe that within nature lies the cure to any ailment and we strive to use these solutions to help our customers. At Crüe Cosmetics, your beauty is in the hands of nature.

The Fast Growth Bundle is comprised of L’Ör Growth Serum and Neptüne Hydrating Oil. The serum is used on the scalp, and the oil is used on the hair for optimum healthy hair growth. I’ve been using them both for about two months now, so I feel ready to review them. Let’s take a look at the scalp serum:

L’Ör Growth Serum

L’Ör Growth Serum is a castor oil based serum infused with a special blend of herbs and organic essential oils such as: Ginger, Garlic, Black Pepper, Vetiver and Onion. These oils penetrate deep within the scalp to stimulate hair growth and maintain healthy hair and scalp. We also added 100% pure Rose essential oil and Sandalwood to assist in cooling the scalp and help treat and prevent dandruff. Castor oil has been used for centuries to improve hair growth due to its high ricinoleic acid content which balances the scalp’s pH level and increases circulation to the scalp. This unique combination of natural organic ingredients will improve the overall quality of your hair while accelerating hair growth.

I use the scalp serum once a week, sometimes once every week and a half. My scalp is very sensitive, and I find that it has been so much less easily irritated since I started using it. I also have a bunch of new hair growth – baby hairs. My hair tends to grow fairly quickly normally, but these days it seems like it is growing even faster! It does smell more like garlic and onions to my nose than vetiver, rose or sandalwood – but rinsing with apple cider vinegar after washing keeps the scent from sticking around, and gives my hair a crazy amount of shine!

I’ll be reviewing the Neptüne Hydrating Oil in a separate post this week!

Jamella, the owner of Crüe Cosmetics, calls each and every one of her customers and offers a hair consultation, and asks for feedback on the products. A very personal touch, one that I really appreciated!

Once I use up my current stash of hair masks, I’d like to try the Angëlia Hair Mask.

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

Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment Review

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I’ve been mega busy with work deadlines, sorry for the delay in reviews – today I have a review of the Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment. I purchased it recently because I got the Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer for my birthday (which I will review soon) and needed a heat protectant product. [info in italics taken from the Shea Moisture website]

Miracles do happen! SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-in Treatment does it all; detangles, nourishes dry hair, softens, cuts drying time, adds shine, smoothes and is enhanced with an anti frizz formula, adds silkiness, and helps to protect against thermal and environmental damage. Made with a blend of Sugarcane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Marshmallow Root, and nourishing botanicals, this high-slip formula is great for tangle-free, manageability and hair health. Leaves hair smooth, soft and lustrous.

This is a really great multi-purpose hair product. It makes my hair so soft, and really does help control frizz. It also works great for refreshing “next day hair”. This treatment can be used for both straight and wavy / curly styles. It doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it feel greasy or crunchy – just soft and smooth.

My only complaint is that I really dislike its scent – I can’t pinpoint exactly what it smells like, but it reminds me of a cheap men’s cologne. Thankfully the scent disappears after awhile.

Have you tried this one? Do you have a fave heat protectant product?

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

Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Review

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Today I have a review of the Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Lemon Leaves and White Tea [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Did you know white tea leaf extract is known to delay the aging process thanks to its high antioxidant concentration? It also helps to protect your hair from daily oxidation. Harness the power of antioxidant-rich white tea leaf extract with ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Clarifying Shampoo. Plus, thanks to its purifying lemon leaf extract, you can give your hair a deep clean to restore its shine, even more if you are using styling products. Also, you will love its aroma that reminds us of Earl Grey tea and fresh cucumber. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Clarifying Shampoo includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. 

This is a great sulfate free clarifying shampoo – it lathers super well, and leaves my hair feeling super clean and shiny. I don’t find that it dries my hair out like some clarifying shampoos. The scent is very mild – I don’t smell any cucumber though, but it does smell like a lemony tea to my nose.

Also – I love that this brand is made in Canada!

Have you tried this clarifying shampoo? Do you use a clarifying shampoo?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

EVOLVh InstaVolume Volumizing Mousse Review

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Today I have a review of the newly launched InstaVolume Volumizing Mousse from EVOLVh that was sent to me by their PR team [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

Versatile Foam for Lasting Volume, Hold & Definition

Ideal for normal to oily hair types desiring volume, style memory & hold, enhanced curl definition, bounce and shine.  

This 100% clean and alcohol-free silky salon performance mousse combines a number of versatile styling benefits into a single styling product. Boosts volume and lift, provides style memory and definition, protects hair with built in UV & heat protection, and conditions hair while providing immense shine.  Easy to use thick foam formula.

Powered by plant-based powerhouse ingredients including tapioca and flax, known for their unique ability to volumize hair naturally plus Rice Bran and Lecithin to smooth the surface of the hair and impart internal hydration while eliminating frizz and flyaways. As with all EVOLVh products, hair feels like hair, and this mousse provides a soft natural clean feel without stickiness or crunch.  

This mousse is amazing – my waves have extra bounce, and my hair is frizz-free. It doesn’t have the dreaded “crunch” feeling – it is super soft and touchable, and shiny. I love that it also offers heat and UV protection.

And the scent is their signature grapefruit – which I love!

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Disclosure: This was a PR gifted product. My opinion is my own, regardless.

Cumulative Empties Aug to Dec 2020 – Hair, Body and Makeup

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Earlier this week I shared my cumulative skincare empties, and today I have my haircare, body care an makeup empties (not decluttered makeup, that was a separate post). I didn’t finish up nearly as much in these categories as I did with my skincare stash, but I still feel like I’m making progress in using up products. I will link to my original reviews and let you know if it is something I would purchase / re-purchase or not (by purchase I mean eventually, as my goal is to only buy products when necessary).

Hair and Body Care:

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo – This was a part of a larger PR package from the brand. The matching conditioner has a few uses left in it, so I’m sure it will be in my next round of empties. I really love the Perfect Repair Shampoo – it makes my hair so soft and healthy feeling. I would purchase a full size of this if I can get it here, or order online from a Canadian website.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked this a lot, it worked well for my wavy, frizz prone hair. I would love to get a full size of this eventually – once I use up my current stash of styling products.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum – This was a PR product. This is more like a rich body butter than a serum. Amazing for dry skin, and left my skin silky smooth. It is on the pricy side though, and I have a few body lotions / body butters to use up in my stash.

Makeup Empties:


Essence Cosmetics Lips Go Wow Plumping Lip Gloss – I LOVE this lip plumping gloss. It doesn’t sting or burn like a lot of lip plumpers. I plan on getting another one if they still have them at Shoppers / Pharmaprix.

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara – This was a free deluxe sample with purchase. Its a nice mascara, but didn’t hold a curl well for me, so I would not purchase a full size. I think that it is a great mascara if you don’t have stick straight lashes like I do!

So there you have it, the final empties for 2020. I’ve already finished up a few things this month, so I might return to a monthly empties format as long as I finish up a minimum of five products each month.

I’ll be back next week with some Bath and Body product reviews.

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Disclosure: Post contains both PR and self-purchased products – all are individually identified. My opinion is my own regardless and is based on my experience with the product(s).

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.

NatureLab Toyko Perfect Repair Shampoo & Conditioner Duo

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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.

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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!