Currently Testing – Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device

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This is a sneak peek at the Infinity Hair Removal Device that the PR team for Silk’n sent to me for testing and review purposes. I’m super excited about this device because I have had laser hair removal sessions about 8.5 to 9 years ago, and was thinking about getting a few “touch up” sessions as I have had some regrowth since then (more on this later).[info in italics taken from the Silk’n website]

One thing I will say – if you choose not to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful. If you choose to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful too. We are all beautiful!

A little bit of detail on eHPL for those that like to nerd it up with me:

In addition to optical light energy found in HPL (home pulsed light), our new eHPL technology uses galvanic energy to open your pores, allowing the Infinity to treat thick, stubborn hairs right at their root even more effectively. With its quartz bulb, the device is able to reload faster than other technologies, allowing for more pulses in a shorter amount of time for speedy treatment that fits your schedule.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

So how does it work?

A quartz bulb delivers the optical light pulse, which is directed into the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and is transformed into heat. This heat destroys the hair so it won’t grow back, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The result is an effective, and virtually painless, treatment. […] Galvanic energy is delivered through an electrode plate located at the rear of the Infinity device […] When the electrode touches the skin, the skin pores open, allowing optical energy to reach deeply to the root of the hair follicle, giving it access to even the most coarse, stubborn hairs. This energy also stimulates your skin to improve circulation and tone, while allowing for optimal absorption of post-treatment lotion

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

I decided to start testing on my lower leg, bikini line and underarms – all of which I have previously had laser hair removal treatments and need touch ups. I had nine treatments over the course of about 1.5 years – and that was about 8.5 to 9 years ago. I would say that my lower legs are roughly 70 to 75% hair free, underarms and bikini line are roughly 65 to 70% hair free. So I’m not starting at the very beginning. 

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

A typical full hair growth cycle may take 18 to 24 months. During this time, multiple hair removal sessions will be required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal. The efficiency of hair removal varies from person to person according to body area, hair color and how the device is used. Here’s what a typical hair removal plan should look like during a full hair growth cycle:

Treatments 1 to 4: Two weeks apart. Treatments 5 to 7: Four weeks apart. Treatments 8+: Treat as needed, until desired hair removal results are achieved.

I’ve already done my first treatment, and am due for the second one at the end of the week. The machine is easy to use. I like that it has adjustable intensity settings. I started at the lowest intensity to see how it felt and test how my skin reacted before moving up to a higher setting.

The machine makes a little zapping sound when it flashes, and you can hear the cooling fan inside the machine. Personally, I don’t think that it hurts at all, it just feels like a little heat pulse to me. I will say that areas where the skin is thinner (ie. underarms, back of the knee, and leg crease / bikini line) feel odd – not painful, just slightly uncomfortable in a weird sort of way. On my legs, it was a breeze! And surprisingly quick to do even though I was taking my time to get used to handling the device.

I will be checking in along the way to let you all know my results after every few treatments to let you know my progress, I’m quite excited!

Feel free to ask any questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: The Silk’n Infinity was gifted to me for testing and review purposes. However, my opinion is based on my experience of using this device (and of course, my experience might be different from yours).

 

 

 

Empties February 2019

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It’s once again time to show you what I’ve managed to finish up from my stash. Let’s take a look and I’ll link reviews and let you know if I’ve already re-purchased, or if I plan to re-purchase in the future. Let’s take a look:

Empties February 2019 - Lowen's, Joik

Lowen’s Shampoo is Betta (*PR Sample) – This shampoo is awesome! It lathers really well and makes my hair and scalp feel so clean. The full size is going on my wishlist as I have a few shampoos to use up form my stash. Review is here.

Lowen’s Rub It In Why Don’t Ya! Face, Hand & Body Lotion (*PR sample) – Another favourite! I was using this after every shower and bath. So good for dry winter skin. Another one to add to my wishlist as I have a few body butters, and lotions to use up. Review is here.

Joik Micellar Water – I bought this when visiting Tallinn, Estonia (summer 2017). It didn’t work well for my face, as I found it to leave a soapy film, but it worked amazingly well for cleaning up arm swatches! Review is here.

Empties February 2019 - Wet n Wild, Nip + Fab

Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix – This worked great for de-puffing my under-eyes, but lately I found that I needed a little more hydration. This would be more of a summer product for me. I won’t be re-buying right now, I have two or three eye creams / serums to use up. Review is here.

Wet n Wild Ultimatebrow Retractable Brow Pencil – Thus far, this is my holy grail brow pencil! I have already purchased a replacement. So quick and easy to use. Review is here.

I also did a little decluttering in my eye and lip liner stash – these ones are quite old, so it is time to get rid of them. I have so many liners in my stash.

Empties February 2019 - Crown Brush, Absolute New York, Urban Decay

Crown Brush Kohl Pencil in Sea Green K-48 (*Freebie from the Crown Brush booth, Generation Beauty, Toronto 2016) – I didn’t love this one, it was dry and was not long wearing, so I never reached for it. The colour is really nice though. Review is here.

Absolute New York Duo Stroke Liquid Liner (*Gift Bag Swag from Generation Beauty, Toronto 2016) – I actually cannot recall the last time that I used this. I remember liking it a lot, but I rarely wear liquid liner any more. Review is here.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Lip Pencil in Venom – I got this lip liner several years ago (even before I had started blogging), and it was lost in my stash for quite some time, and sadly has dried out.

I have a few more eye and lip liners to check and possibly declutter, so there might be more in next month’s empties.

Empties February 2019

Did you finish up much this month?

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: This post contains some PR items, all are identified. My opinion is my own regardless of whether an item was purchased by me or gifted.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion Review

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

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Today I’m reviewing the Ultimate Styling Lotion from Evolvh that came in my November Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

This 5-in-1 botanical formula truly does everything: creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine, or defines curls into smooth ringlets. Its an all-in-one amazingly lightweight lotion.

  • Offers medium level of hold
  • De-frizzes and conditions
  • Can be used on wet or dry hair
  • Manages curls (for soft, smooth and bouncy ringlets)

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

When styling for fullness and volume, apply from the roots out and blow dry hair off the scalp. For curly hair, apply sparingly from roots to mid-length and add slightly more product from mid-length to ends for beautiful, smooth ringlets. For air dried hair, let it sink in for a minute before styling as usual. Bonus: it can also be applied to dry hair to refresh lifeless locks.

Evolvh Ultimate Styling Lotion

I really liked the Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner samples that came in my October Petit Vour box, so I was happy to see a styling lotion in this month’s box.

The Ultimate Styling Lotion was made for my hair! It helps tame frizz and doesn’t make it feel weighed down, or crunchy. I can use it when I want my hair to be wavy, and when I want it to be straight-ish. I like that it can be used for added volume, because in the winter time, with all of the hat wearing, my hair tends to lose it natural volume.

Have you tried this one? What is your fave styling product?

Thanks for reading!

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

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

 

New Look for the Blog!

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Today I am super excited to unveil the new logo for abrashattitude.com! I recently won a brand design giveaway from Nicole from Pretty Ruff Life and her graphic design company Pretty Creative Studio – if you aren’t already following her blog, you should be!

I’ll be rolling out the new logo and branding today on all of my social medias, so please check it out!

Thanks for reading!
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Olverum Bath Oil Review

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Today I have a review of the Olverum Bath Oil that came in my September Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour Sept 2018 - Olverum Bath Oil

A unique and luxurious aromatic blend of essential oils which combine to ease stress and relax tension in both mind and body, bringing you back to your complete and natural self.

Olverum Bath Oil is highly concentrated and only half a capful (5ml) is needed per bath. Accordingly, virtually all the oil is absorbed by the skin leaving no greasy residue in the bath after use.

Petit Vour Sept 2018 - Olverum Bath Oil

The Olverum Bath Oil is super concentrated, you only need the smallest amount in the bath. The scent is really nice – the blend of oils all work together really well for a relaxing bath. And the tub isn’t slippery or greasy afterwards, but my skin is hydrated and soft. I really like this one!

Pricewise it is $52 USD for the full size (125 ml), which seems like a lot at first glance, but because it is so concentrated, you would get at least 25 baths from the bottle! I think that this would make a great gift.

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Siberian fir Needle, Lavandin, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Rosemary, Exotic Verbena, True Lavender, Lime, Juniper, and Geranium essential oils.

Thanks for reading and and have a beautiful day! ❤

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

 

 

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena Perfume Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Cyrena Perfume Oil from Vert Mont Perfumery that came in my June Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the card that came with the perfume oil]

CYRENA. Mischievous Mermaid, Sovereign Princess, or Queen? Embrace your inner riches & shine! Gardenia & Magnolia Grandiflora open to a Tonka glazed green Cacao & Pink Peppercorn heart, finishing with a leathery Labdanum Amber.

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena

This is such a cool looking perfume oil – it looks almost like a lava lamp due to the cacao absolute. You have to shake the perfume up before each use!

Perfume oils don’t normally last very long on my skin – but this one really lasts!

I find it to be a very complex scent, and very difficult to describe how it smells to my nose. It is floral without being flowery, the cacao and pink peppercorn warm it up, and the amber makes it earthy, yet mildly powdery. Hopefully that makes sense!

Vert Mont Perfumery Cyrena

On the Petit Vour website it is listed at $35 USD for 10ml.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

My next blog post will be on Wednesday, July 18th – I’m taking a small break, but I’ll still be reading and commenting during my break.

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

Empties – May 2018

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I’m still working my way through my stash. This month I didn’t finish up a lot of things, but I still feel that I’m making progress. Let’s see what I managed to finish, and whether or not I will re-purchase:

Empties May 2018

Haircare

Empties May 2018

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Conditioner – I finished up the matching shampoo last month. I really liked both the shampoo and conditioner, but purchased the Color Protecting formula instead to try out. [Reviews for the Nourishing and Strengthening here, and Color Protecting here]

Bath & Body

Empties May 2018

Haus of Gloi Soft Bubbling Scrub in Splendiferous – I absolutely loved this scrub, and was using the smallest amount to try to make it last forever. It smells of white cake, lemon zest and sugared violets. I would repurchase this if it is available (seasonal scent) when my bath and body stash is fully used up. If this scent is not available, I’m sure that I would find another glorious scented scrub!

Schmidt’s Mineral Enriched Natural Deodorant in Charcoal and Magnesium – I really like this natural deodorant, it works well for my body chemistry, and it smells fresh. It also does not irritate my underarms like most baking soda based natural deodorants. I already had a spare in my stash, so I don’t need to re-purchase just yet. Review is here.

Make-up

Empties May 2018

Concrete Minerals Vegan Lip Tint in Gold Plated – I got this long before I started blogging, and really loved it. But then it got misplaced, and I only found it last week buried in a box in my home office. Sadly it was majorly dried out, so into the bin it goes!

Nyx HD Concealer in Fair – I really like this concealer, and have repurchased it several times in shades fair and porcelain. I have one more in my stash to finishing using up. I’ll probably repurchase once I finish up the other one. Review is here.

Essence The False Lashes Mascara Extreme Volume & Curl – Despite not being waterproof, this is one of my favourite mascaras! I already have a replacement! Review is here.

Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara – I really liked this mascara when I first started using it, but after about 6 weeks it started to thicken and got clumpy and flaky – which for me is the worst, so into the bin it goes. I won’t be repurchasing. The original review is here (review to be updated since my opinion has changed since the original review).

Even though I did not finish up as many products as I had hoped, progress is progress!

Have you finish up many things this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All products purchased by me!

Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions (May 2018)

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My May Petit Vour box finally arrived! Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out!

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

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 U.S., $23 USD for Canada, and $25 USD for the rest of the world. With the exchange rate (1.3243) my box cost me $30.46 CAD.

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

Let’s take a look inside to see what I got this month. As always the box includes a beautiful informational card with a different watercolour print each month. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

Lauren B. Beauty Reparative Cuticle Oil Treatment ($22 USD full size)

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

Lauren B. Beauty’s custom blend of 14 ultra-pure plant and flower oils designed to quickly hydrate your dry cuticles. Also, it is packed with amino acids promoting healing and revival. Apply with the convenient dropper tip applicator so you can take as little or as much as you need – no mess!

Perfect timing, I’ve just about used up my Nova Scotia Fisherman Cuticle Rescue (review is here), and my cuticles need all the help they can get!

Zabana Essentials Banana Colloidal Oatmeal Face Mask (sample size $12.50 for 1 oz, full size $25 USD for 2 oz)

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

Say goodbye to dry skin! Banana & Colloidal Oatmeal work as a mild and soothing powerhouse duo to hydrate, soothe, repair, and pamper the driest skin. Rich in Vitamin A, Potassium, and Silica skin proteins that will instantly reveal a smooth complexion and your natural glow.

This facial mask sounds amazing, I can’t wait to try it out. I think that I’ve liked everything that I’ve tried from Zabana Essentials. My most recent one was the Tamanu Calendula Healing Anti-Blemish Face Balm that came in my February Petit Vour box, and I’m still using it (review is here)

Eir NYC Sunset Oil (sample size $7 for 1 oz, full size $35 USD for 8oz)

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

An essential for beach bums, this arnica and aloe-infused body oil contains soothing essential oils and vitamins to restore parched skin damaged by the sun, salt, and wind. For everyday use or to be applied post-sun to keep skin extra-moisturized.

Oooh, arnica and aloe are such great healing ingredients, I can’t wait to try this one out!

Au Naturale Cosmetics Color Theory Creme Corrector ($24 USD full size)

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

Au Naturale’s Color Theory Creme Correctors were designed using complementary color theory, (hues opposite to one another on the color wheel neutralize when mixed) in order to counter under eye circles, blemishes and other skin quirks.

The Creme Corrector is available in five different correcting shades: Linen, Peach, Flax, Sweet Basil and Lavender. Here’s the breakdown of what each shade is targeted for:

  • Linen – perfect for brightening the eye area and hiding signs of fatigue. Pink and peach concealers are best to combat dark under eye circles.
  • Peach – to hide dark circles or other spots for those with medium to dark skin tones. 
  • Flax – to conceal purple or blue bruises, veins or under eye circles. Yellow concealers are the most versatile and are great for evening out skin tone and brightening complexions.  
  • Sweet Basil – to neutralize any redness due to acne, scarring, rosacea, windburn or sunburn. Green concealers significantly reduce redness and give foundation an even base.
  • Lavender – to eliminate any unwanted yellow undertones/spots on your skin. Purple concealers will brighten pasty, dull or yellow complexions.

I received the shade Flax. I had a concealer from Au Naturale when I first stated blogging, and I remember really liking the formula (review is here). Hopefully I’ll love this one too!

Total value of this month’s box is $63.50 USD, and with the exchange rate that works out to be $84.09 CAD – wow!

Petit Vour May 2018 Unboxing

What do you think of this month’s box? I’m really happy with this month’s box, and can’t wait to test everything out! Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test things out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclaimer: I pay for my monthly Petit Vour subscription.

 

 

DevaCurl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask Review

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I cashed in some of my Beauty Insider points with my last Sephora order and got a deluxe sample size tube of the Deva Curl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask. Just a reminder, my hair is fairly thick, wavy, colour-treated, fizz-prone and often dry at the ends as I only get a trim every couple of months – my haircut was in December. [info in italics taken from Sephora website]

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

What it is: A nourishing treatment mask that transforms dehydrated curls with matcha butter for intense moisture, softness, and shine. 
Key benefits: 
– Deeply conditions and nourishes 
– Boosts shine 
– Makes waves and curls silky-soft 
If you want to know more… If your natural hair texture is prone to extreme dryness or your curls are parched from moisture-zapping weather, this luxuriously creamy mask is just what you need. This nourishing treatment features a buttery texture won’t weigh hair down, but it melts onto every strand—infusing hair with moisturizing matcha green tea butter, vitamin-packed sweet almond oil, and protective beet root extract. The rich formula leaves all curl types shiny, silky-soft, and completely transformed. 

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

I applied the Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask after washing and towelling off excess water and left it in my hair for roughly 20 minutes before rinsing it out.

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

The Result – Holy silky hair Batman, my hair had ZERO TANGLES to comb out!  I decided let it air dry to see how my hair would turn out. My hair was beautifully soft, shiny and wavy. It didn’t feel weighed down or heavy at all.

I think I might need to get a full size of this one the next time I’m buying myself a special treat – even though it is on the pricy side at $49 CAD for 8 oz, / $87 for 17.7 oz!

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

In case you are curious, the background is one of the Betsey Johnson bags from my collection. I’ve been using it a lot lately!

Disclosure: I used my Sephora Beauty Insider points for a deluxe sample size tube.