NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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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]

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

 

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Review

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Waterproof

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Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored 1

Today I have a review of the Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara in the Waterproof Formula. I purchased it recently and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl website & from the packaging]

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Go ahead, be bold with COVERGIRL Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara. Available in waterproof and non-waterproof varieties, this ultra-volumizing mascara creates full, defined lashes after just one coat. Infused with decadent coconut and jojoba oils, this mascara won’t smudge or flake out on you. Keep the lash party going day and night with uninhibited, show-stopping volume!

  • Gives eye opening effect
  • Lengthens, lifts & separates lashes
  • Waterproof. Smudge-Proof. Clump-Proof.
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes

Sounds like the perfect mascara for me when you compare the claims with my requirements. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

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I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant  +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super mega black!

5. volumizing +1/2 Decent volume but not as much as I had hoped!

6. must hold a curl +3/4 I think that this score might improve once the mascara dries out a bit as it is a fairly wet formula.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Covergirl Exhibitionist Uncensored Mascara Waterproof

The brush is large (but not gigantic), which I’m a fan of. Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7 – pretty great, and I think my opinion will improve once the formula dries out a bit.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

Chatty Little Update

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I haven’t meant to still be on hiatus – I have a fair bit on content that I’ve been working on for my sweet readers! I am trying to get back into my normal blogging schedule – hopefully I will have some blog posts ready for you next week!

If you follow me on InstaGram you will know that we recently adopted two beautiful little kittens from a rescue. As of today we’ve had them for 3 weeks, and they are 16 weeks old tomorrow! Let me introduce you to the little bits:

On the left is Luna, and on the right is Nyx.

Luna & Nyx

Luna is obsessed with sandals and shoes:

Luna

Luna and Nyx are often found snuggling and napping, or playing and wrestling together.

Luna & Nyx

Hope you are all well!

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Petit Vour Unboxing + First Impressions March 2020

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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?

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Disclosure: I pay for this monthly subscription.

 

Empties March 2020

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Today I have my monthly empties post for you. I didn’t finish up as much as I had hoped, but progress is progress when it comes to using up the things in my stash and not wasting them! I’ll include links to my original reviews and let you know if I would want to re-purchase either right away or eventually.

Haircare:

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EVOLVh UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque – This was a PR sample. I loved this hair mask so much, and it is on my wishlist to buy the full size as soon as I use up another mask in my stash. Review is here.

Rahua Classic Shampoo & Conditioner – These were from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked them a lot. I’d like to try more from this brand – maybe for wavy/curly or dry hair. Review is here.

Cake Beauty The Posh Wash and The Soft Serve – These smell so good, and work well with my hair, so I’m sure I’ll eventually buy them again. Review is here.

Skincare and Makeup:

Empties March 2020 - Skincare and Makeup with Moor Spa, Sothys, Essence, Eyes of Horus

Moor Spa Supreme Cream – This was a PR sample. I mainly uses this cream at night, as I prefer something a little lighter in the day time if I’m wearing makeup. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a full size. Review is here.

Sothys Hydra3Ha Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Youth Cream – Another PR sample. This one was great for day or night use. I always need a little hydration boost in the fall and winter months so this worked well for me. I have a few moisturizers in my stash to use up, so no need to even think about purchasing a replacement. Review is here.

Essence Lash Princess Waterproof Mascara – I really liked this mascara, and gave it a score of 6.75 out of 7. I  would definitely re-purchase this one. Review is here.

Eye Of Horus Brow Define – Another Petit Vour box product. This was my very first micro brow pencil. I’ve since purchased one from Essence to try out, but would love to get this one eventually. Review is here.

Essence Make Me Brow Tinted Brow Mascara – I’ve already purchased a new one, it is that good! Reviews are here and here.

So there you have it! Were you able to finish up much this month?

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Disclosure: Post contains a mix of products – all PR samples identified, the rest have been paid for by me.

KVoss Lip Treatment Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Lip Treatment from KVoss that came in my February Petit Vour box. I’ve gotten a few things from KVoss through my subscription and loved everything I’ve tried thus far! [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

The perfect mix of a lip balm and a lip gloss, this one-of-a-kind lip treatment contains a luxurious and intensely reparative formula that works on contact to soften roughness, relieve discomfort and help rejuvenate seriously dry lips.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

  • A potent concentration of Sunflower oil, Vitamin E and Shea butter renews the delicate lip area while strengthening lips’ moisture barrier to help prevent further damage.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

  • Formulated with the unique KVoss™ pigment blend to give your lips a sheen that flatters every skin tone.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

The Lip Treatment in available in two shades: Fig Macaroon and Papaya – I received Papaya. It smells very fruity – like real fruit and not synthetic. It is super moisturizing and fairly long wearing. The slight tint is very pretty as well, and it has a nice sheen on the lips.

KVoss Lip Treatment Papaya

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Glycine Soja Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Sorbic Acid.  [+/- My Contain (Peut Contenir) Red 7 Lake (Ci15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Ci 77492, Ci77499)]

Have you tried this? Or anything from KVoss?

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

Empties February 2020

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Another month of empties – I’m making slow but steady progress at using up the products in my stash! Becuase I’m on a low buy, I’ll let you know if I plan to re-purchase eventually, and link to my original reviews. Let’s take a look!

Skincare Empties:

Empties February 2020

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Classic Lime Margarita Lip Balm and In Yo Face! Natural BB Cream – these were both from an amazing PR package from Lowen’s – I LOVED both the lip balm and the BB Cream so much! I have a stash of lip balms and facial moisturizers to use up but would replace. Reviews are here and here.

Leahlani Bless Balm – this was from my Petit Vour subscription. I used it both as a lip balm and as a cuticle balm. It was really awesome. I have a few more multi-purpose balms in my stash to use up, so no need to replace just yet. Review was here.

Sothys Paris / Sothys Canada Hydra Smoothing Mask, Energizing Serum, and nO2ctuelle Detox Resurfacing Overnight Cream – all three of these were PR samples. All are excellent high end, spa quality skincare products, that despite being more scented than my personal preference, all worked well for my sensitive skin. I still have a few more masks, serums and moisturizers / creams to use up, so I do not need to replace these right now. Reviews are here, here and here.

Haircare, Makeup and Essential Oil Empties:

Empties Feb 2020

Briogeo Curl Charisma Defining Crème – I bought this ages ago (almost 2 years!), and I finally finished it! I really like this curl cream a lot, but have a few more hair products to use up, so I won’t be replacing right now. Review is here.

Now Essential Oils Cheer Up Buttercup! – I bought this last year I think. And the mister liked it so much, that he bought a replacement for me! I never did review this essential oil, but it is such a bright, sunshine-y citrus scent.

Nyx Total Control Drop Foundation – I really like serum type foundations because they feel so light on the skin. I’m currently using one from Juice Beauty and one from Nyx, so I won’t be replacing right now. Review is here.

Have you finished up much this past month? I’m super close to finishing up a shampoo, a conditioner, and two facial moisturizers already this month.

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Disclosure: This empties post contains a mix of PR samples and products that I purchased myself (all identified above). My opinion is my own regardless!

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara

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Today I’m reviewing the Fitglow Beauty Goodlash + Mascara that came in my January Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara

3-in-1 vegan mascara, amplifies lash volume and length while nourishing lashes with powerful botanical extracts and plant protein to promote lash health and growth. The multitasking mascara/serum/conditioner enhances the look of lashes on a day-to-day basis plus provides potent vitamins and antioxidants to help lashes grow thicker, denser and fuller. Frail and brittle lashes are strengthened and protected by organic emulsion which prevents breakage and leaves lashes looking rich and full. 

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqua, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), *Euphorbia Cerifera (Candellila) Wax, *Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Wax), *Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Vegetable Collagen, *Myrica Pubescens Fruit Wax, Stearic Acid (Cocoa Source), *Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant) Extract, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propanediol / Pentylene Glycol / Phenethyl Alcohol (Non GMO Sugar Source), Hydrolyzed (Lupine) Plant Protein. | *Certified Organic

I am so picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes. They are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. Because my lashes are straight, I always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant +0 This is not a water-proof or water-resistant mascara. And I have eyes that water very easily.

2. smudge-proof +1/2 This mascara was not smudgeproof on me. It was not horror movie level smudging, but definite darkness under the eyes by the end of the day.

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 No flaking or clumping!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Very dark black!

5. volumizing +3/4 It gave my lashes some volume, but not as much as I was hoping for

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It held a curl pretty well, for most of the day.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 My lashes felt soft after using this mascara and my eyes were not at all irritated.

Fitglow Beauty Good Lash + Mascara

The wand is a nice conical shape, great for the inner and outer lash corners. Overall, I would score this mascara a 5 out of 7. It is a really nice mascara, just not a mascara for me due to my watery eyes. If you don’t have watery eyes, this might be an awesome mascara for you. I will continue to use it on days that I’m working from home to get the lash conditioning benefits. If they ever make a waterproof version, I would definitely want to try it!

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

 

Unpopular Opinions Makeup Tag

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The lovely Joyce from Local Girl Foreign Land tagged me for the Unpopular Opinions Makeup Tag. Her blog is filled with the most gorgeous photography, her travel adventures and some beauty content as well!

As you probably know, I rarely ever do tags anymore, but this one inspired me! Joyce’s answers are here.

1. Popular makeup product you don’t like

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – it is a hot mess for me, and is a holy grail mascara for so many people. My review is here.

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2. Popular makeup product/brand that everyone else seems to hate but you love

Hmmm. I really can’t think of one.

3. Makeup collab you didn’t like or were not interested in

Most collabs don’t really interest me, I’m more interested in colour combinations or brands moreso than who they are collaborating with.

4. Popular makeup step that you never do

False lashes. I am terrible at applying them. So much so that I wrote a post about trying to apply false lashes following a tutorial back in 2015, haha! Link is here. (My brows looked so sparse in 2015, they’ve thickened up a bit and I’ve gotten way better at penciling them in thank goodness).

Ardell Lashes

5. Popular beauty influencer you don’t subscribe to/watch

I don’t subscribe to any of the “big” beauty influencers anymore. I’d rather support smaller bloggers youtube channels.

6. Popular makeup product/brand that you don’t use/support anymore

Kat Von D. I love that it is a cruelty free and vegan brand, but the brand is problematic for me.

7. Makeup trend that you have no interest in trying

Crazy long nails and super pointy nails. I have to keep my nails short if I want to be able to type. And I’d be scared I’d lose an eye if I had the “claw” type nails (although they look really cool).

8. Makeup product that was better in theory than when you used it. Either swatched better or worked better on others than on you.

Bronzer / Contour. Most look terribly unnatural on me, even the ones for super pale people.

Thanks for the nomination Joyce! ❤

Since I rarely ever get around to doing any of the tags or awards that I’m nominated for, I don’t think I should tag anyone, but please do this one if it interests you. I’d love to read your answers!

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