Made For Me Classic Experience Box Review

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

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Made for Me Classic Experience Box

I was sent the Made For Me (MfM) Classic Experience Box to try out and review. Made For Me is a new Toronto based skincare brand, that is made in Australia, and is organic, vegan and cruelty-free [info in italics taken from the Made For Me website]

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The concept for the Experience Box was modelled after that of the “subscription box” – a trend that was well known in the 2010s where consumers receive a monthly box full of curated products as a way of gifting them. However, not all monthly boxes are created equal, and some came in with mixed results to consumers.

After testing out the concept of the products in different sets, we found what works best and decided to package them together. However we still believe in the concept of gifting so long as it adds to their normal routines. Every few months, when you order a box, you may still get the same 3 core products, but you also get a mystery item that may be different from what you got before. That is, we decided to combine the surprise element with the predictability of our high quality, all organic selections that you would love. You are not obligated to order the boxes at preset durations. 

The Classic Experience Box ($90 CAD), is composed of a Brightening C Serum, a Hydrating Moisturizer and an Eye Cream. There is also a surprise mystery gift (this gift changes quarterly). Let’s take a look at the Brightening C Serum:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The serum contains properties from marine collagen, which improves the skin’s firmness and plumpness. It is also a great choice if you’ve been looking to fade dark spots or achieve the smooth, luminous texture that you’ve always dreamed of. Ingredients contain: Kakadu Plum Extract, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C

My skin LOVES vitamin C based skincare, and this is a great serum. If you want luminous skin, then this is the serum for you. I can see this working for all skin types.

Now onto the Hydrating Moisturizer:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

Our Star product and a fan favourite, this facial lotion helps promote and improve overall glow of the skin. It contains a number of organic and botanical antioxidants to restore the skin’s natural appearance and achieve a supple complexion. Use it after the brightening serum and don’t forget your SPF! It can also be used as a makeup primer, as it leaves the skin glowing and prepped for any product you may be using after.
Ingredients contain: Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Davidson Plum

This is such a nice moisturizer! It is light, hydrating and works amazingly well with the Brightening C Serum. Hello glowing skin! It plays nicely with makeup too. It can be used both morning and night.

And last, but not least, the Eye Cream:

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

The Classic Eye Cream helps in de- puffing & soothes the skin around the eye area. Its soft, velvety texture enables the skin to absorb nutrients to reduce dark circles and lessen the look of wrinkles leaving the eye area firm and well hydrated. Ingredients contain: Jojoba, Avocado Extract, Shea butter

My eyes are often puffy from allergies, and dark circles from the combination of allergies and occasional insomnia, so this eye cream has been such a great product for me. It really works to de-puff and soothe my under eyes.

And as for the mystery gift box – it is such a great idea, and no I’m not going to spoil it, my lips are sealed!

Made for Me Classic Experience Box

This is such a great skincare set, and it would make a great gift idea. Each of the three products are also sold separately – which I think is a great idea, because I use up moisturizer faster than serums, or eye creams.

Have you tried this brand?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this box was PR gifted for reviewing purposes. However, my opinion is always my own.

EVOLVh DreamGel Review

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EVOLVh DreamGel

Today I’m reviewing the newly launched DreamGel Strong Hold Styler from EVOLVh that I received from their PR Team. Even though I haven’t used hair gel in a million years, I was curious to try as I’ve loved everything I’ve ever tried from the brand! I received it before the launch date to test it out. [info in italics taken from their press release]

DreamGel is hair gel reinvented. This modern gel does it all: hold, volume, texture, shine, smoothing, definition and control. It leaves hair soft and touchable, and the performance lasts for 2-3 days and beyond

DreamGel contains tapioca starch which absorbs excess oils for extending time between washes and amino acids which strengthen strands to reduce splitting and breakage, making it not only a remarkable styler but a strengthening treatment too.

EVOLVh DreamGel

The DreamGel is nothing like the hair gel of the past! It doesn’t make my hair feel heavy, greasy or crunchy – even when I let it air dry. And when I use my Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, I can use it to either do my hair smooth, or wavy. The hold is firm but not hard, and makes my hair shiny and less frizz prone. It has their signature grapefruit scent (uplifting and clean, and not over-scented or perfumey).

As an added plus, EVOLVh was kind enough to give me a 15 % off discount code for my readers that will be active on their website from September 9th to 12th – DREAM15 – this is not an affiliate code.

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Disclosure: Product was gifted, but my opinion is always my own, the discount code is not an affiliate code.

NatureWell Beauty Moisture Cream Reviews – Collagen and Vitamin C

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Today I’m reviewing two products that were gifted to me from NatureWell Beauty that are launching at Canadian Walmart stores. The launch is for four moisturizing body creams: The Coconut MCT Moisturizing Cream, Collagen Intense Moisturizing Cream, Vitamin C Brightening Moisturizing Cream, and Retinol Advanced Moisturizing Cream.[info in italics taken from the NatureWell Beauty website]

At NatureWell, we believe in the power of better. Feeling better in your skin. Feeling better about your choices and embracing self-care your personal journey, not someone else’s destination.

We are a line of self care & wellness products dedicated to simplifying your quest
to feel just a little bit better everyday. Our range of effective, easy-to-use products provide moisture, nourishment and protection when and where you need it most.

  • Plant-Based
  • Gluten-Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Soy Free
  • No Artificial Flavors
  • No Artificial Colors
  • No Animal Testing

I received two jars of their moisturizing creams – the Collagen Intense Moisturizing Cream and the Vitamin C Brightening Moisture Cream. The jars are quite large, at 10oz, and super budget friendly ranging from $18 to $20 CAD.

Let’s look at the Hydrolyzed Collagen Moisturizing Cream:

NatureWell® Collagen Moisturizing Cream moisturizes with a potent blend of Collagen and antioxidants. This effective cream immediately hydrates, improves surface plumpness, and tames flakes for ultimately smooth, supple skin. Naturally rich in amino acids and peptides, collagen supplements the skin with nutrients for optimally healthy-looking, hydrated skin.

This moisture cream is so luxurious! It is thick but fast absorbing, non-greasy and keeps my skin hydrated for so long after applying. The scent is very minimal, which I really appreciate. My skin feels so soft and smooth after using!

And now let’s look at the Vitamin C Brightening Moisture Cream:

NatureWell® Vitamin C Brightening Moisture Cream provides a multi-action approach that works to reveal more radiant, healthier looking skin. Formulated with advanced micro-encapsulated Vitamin C for improved efficacy and enhanced delivery, this cream helps improve overall tone and texture. Absorbs easily without a greasy residue. Developed for all skin types.

Another beautiful cream. It also has a thick, hydrating texture, that is non-greasy and quick absorbing. My skin does really well with Vitamin C, the brightening effect is real! It too, has a very mild scent.

Both creams can be used for both face and body – I tested them on my body, as the texture is thicker than my preference for warm weather face creams. I love both of these Moisture Creams, as you can see, I’ve already used quite a bit already!

Have you tired either of these?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was a PR package. However, my opinion is always my own and is based on my personal experience using these products.

Halloween Nail Vinyls from Nail Polish Canada

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Today I have something fun for you – Nail Polish Canada has teamed up with a bunch of Canadian bloggers for a Halloween freebie promotion. I have a coupon code for 10 of my Canadian readers to receive a free set of Halloween Themed Graveyard Nail Vinyls by What’s Up Nails. (sorry international readers, you must have a Canadian address for this one)

This is a fun and super easy way to have Halloween themed nails – especially if you are like me, and are not skilled at nail art!

Here’s the link to claim your set: http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/products/free-graveyard-nail-vinyls-1-sheet-20-stencils-by-whats-up-nails.html

Coupon code: N8A8GA5KZ77O2

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[Above image was taken from the Nail Polish Canada website. All other images taken by me.]

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample and coupon code (not an affiliate code).

Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely All Over Balm

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Today I have a review of the newly launching Bee Lovely All Over Balm from Neal’s Yard Remedies Canada. When asked if I wanted to try it, of course I said yes! (Info in italics is taken from the UK website)

Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely

This deeply nourishing, organic body balm instantly relieves dry and rough patches of skin* such as elbows, feet and knees. Easily absorbed, with the uplifting aroma of organic orange essential oil, it’s perfect for keeping the whole family soft and beautifully scented.

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cera Alba/Beeswax*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil Expressed*, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool, CitralFarnesol, Geraniol. *Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 99% organic ingredients.

Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely

This balm smells amazing due to the orange essential oil and it applies like a dream, and melts into the skin. It is soothing and super gentle on my  sensitive skin, and really does help soften and hydrate dry skin patches. This is going to be a staple for the upcoming colder months, for sure!

Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely

As with all Neal’s Yard Remedies products, the packaging is beautiful, with its signature blue glass jar, and metallic logo.

Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely

Neal’s Yard Remedies and the Bee Lovely All Over Balm is helping to save the bees:

Bee Lovely and help Save the Bees: You support more than 500 bees with every Bee Lovely All Over Balm, as 3% of sales from our Bee Lovely range goes to charities that help protect this humble, vital insect.

Neal's Yard Remedies Bee Lovely

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR sample, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience of using this product.

Weekly Re-Cap (Oct 24th-30th)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s blog posts here on abrashattitude.com:

Monday, October 24th – Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 7 Review and Update

 

Wednesday, October 26th – October Ipsy GlamBag First Impressions

 

Friday, October 28th – Maui Moisture Launch at Hotel William Gray (Old Montreal)

 

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original review for product disclosures.

Maui Moisture Launch at Hotel William Gray, Old Montreal

Hello, hello! Today’s blog post is going to be a long one!

Yesterday I attended the breakfast launch for the Maui Moisture haircare line at the gorgeous Hotel William Gray in Old Montreal. Their tagline is Feel good about looking beautiful / Se sentir bien d’être en beauté.

Maui Moisture

We were greeted by the PR team, and were treated to a breakfast buffet, with fresh juice or coconut water from Greenhouse Juice Co. I had the Wake Up Juice which is a blend of grapefruit, orange, lemon and cayenne. It was really good!

Look at the beautiful table setting:

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At each seat there was an empty glass terrarium that we were able to make and take home from the Crown Flora Studio. This was a really beautiful idea, I loved that we got to customize our terrariums!

Maui Moisture

We could choose which gravel to use (various colours and textures), mosses, driftwood, stones, and little plastic figures (some of which included dinosaurs!), as well as different air plants. Here’s the one that I made:

Maui Moisture / Crown Floral Studio

After we made our terrariums, we were introduced to the Maui Moisture brand and the different ranges. Maui Moisture is a

refreshing and reparative hair care line developed with exotic botanicals and plant essences found on the tropical islands. This new collection, comprised of handcrafted shampoos, conditioners and hair treatments, is the first in the marketplace to use pure aloe juice as the first ingredient, replacing deionized, chemically treated water, and infuse all formulas with pure coconut water. Using aloe juice as its base, each Maui Moisture product is super rich in minerals, electrolytes and vitamins. The result is a deeply nourishing and restorative hair treatment from root to tip for hair that’s soft, shiny, healthy, and strong.

Maui Moisture is responsibly sourced, vegan and made with eco-friendly materials. The products do not contain any parabens, phthalates, sulfate surfactants, colorants, petrolatum, silicones, gluten or mineral oils.

And their stance on animal testing:

MAUI MOISTURE® products are NOT tested on animals. MAUI MOISTURE® does not initiate animal tests on either finished products or ingredients whether directly or indirectly. All ingredients used are carefully monitored. All suppliers are requested to confirm that their materials have not been tested on animals. Ingredients which do not have this data supplied for them are not used in any products. MAUI MOISTURE® is against the suffering endured by animals when ingredients and products are tested. We support suppliers and organizations that are developing alternative methods of testing without using animals.

There are five different ranges that will be available in Canada:

Maui Moisture

Maui Moisture Coconut Milk – Nourish & Moisture (normal to dry) with coconut milk, guava oil and mango butter, available in shampoo, conditioner and oil mist.

Maui Moisture

Maui Moisture Shea Butter – Heal & Hydrate (dry, damaged, over-processed) with shea butter, coconut oil, and macadamia oil, available in shampoo, conditioner and hair mask.

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Maui Moisture Agave Nectar – Strength & Anti-Breakage (chemically treated) with agave nectar extract, hibiscus oil and pineapple oil extract, available in shampoo,, conditioner, and hair mask.

Maui Moisture

Maui Moisture Coconut Oil – Curl Quench (thick, curly hair) with coconut oil, papaya butter and plumeria extract, available in shampoo, conditioner and curl smoothie.

Maui Moisture

Maui Moisture Bamboo Fibers – Thicken & Restore (fine hair) with bamboo fibers, castor oil and neem oil, available in shampoo, conditioner and blowout mist.

The Canadian release for January 2017, and the products will retail for $10.99 at local drugstores and other retailers across Canada. The line is currently available in the United States at Ulta.

Maui Moisture

We each got a little box that contained our choice of a shampoo and conditioner from either the Bamboo Fiber or the Coconut Milk ranges, as well as a fresh juice (this time I got Deep Roots – beet, carrot, apple, celery and lemon) and a coconut water.

Because my hair is already voluminous, I chose the Coconut Milk set as this would work for my hair type which needs hydration and shine. It does not smell like coconut to me! *As some of you might recall, I have an aversion to coconut scents* I think that the guava oil and mango butter make the scent work for my nose!

Maui Moisture

I can’t wait to try this shampoo and conditioner out! Full review to follow once I’ve had a chance to test them out long enough to have a solid opinion on them.

Maui Moisture

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: PR samples from event launch that I was invited to attend. My opinion is my own, based on my experience.