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!

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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.

 

Weekly Recap – April 30th to May 6th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and feel like catching up!

Monday, April 30th – Petit Vour Unboxing April 2018

Wednesday, May 2nd – Monthly Empties – April 2018

Empties April 2018

Friday, May 4th – Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Last Looks Cream Blush Review

Spring weather has FINALLY arrived here. We’ve had loads of rain, but the trees are starting to bud. My seasonal allergies have woken up this weekend, so I’ve started taking my allergy meds. Hopefully they will start to kick in in the next day or so. I probably should have started taking them a few weeks ago…

I’m making a veggie lasagna later today, haven’t made one in quite awhile. Yum!

Hope you all had a great weekend, and have a great upcoming week!

Disclosure: Please see original blog posts for product disclosures.

 

Hask Argan Dry Shampoo Review

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Today I have a little review of the Argan Dry Shampoo from Hask. [info in italics taken from the Hask website]

Hask Argan Dry Shampoo

Infused with an orange citrus scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption

Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.

Removing excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight, argan infused formula that will leave your second day hair even fresher than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair revived, bouncy and clean. Saving time has never been this glamorous!

Hask Argan Dry Shampoo

I have three main criteria for evaluating a dry shampoo, the first and most important is does it make my hair look clean. The second is does it make my hair feel clean, and not dry and straw like. And the third and final is the scent, is it mild and pleasant or strong and awful.

So how does the Hask Argan Dry Shampoo measure up?

This dry shampoo works great for getting an extra day between washes. It doesn’t make my hair feel gross or over dry. And it smells really nice! I think that I like this one even better than the Chia Seed one that I was using previously (review is here).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this.