Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain (Coy) Review

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

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Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain that I recently purchased from well.ca [info in italics taken from the Flower Beauty website]

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

The new Bitten Lip Stain gives you stay-all-day color with an innovative hydrating formula.

Our unique water-based, hydration-packed, and gluten-free formula has gentle staining pigments that apply like a gloss and stays put like a stain with non-feathering wear. The lightweight gel-like texture moisturizes lips upon application and then dries down to a long-lasting comfortable tint. Apply with the plush doe foot applicator to luxuriously cushion and coat lips.

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

These lip stains come in six different shades: Saucy (hot pink), Play (magenta purple), Coy (coral pink), Sass (violet pink), Sweet (pink) and Tempt (dark magenta). I chose the shade Coy as I wanted a peachy / coral shade for summer. The swatch shows two coats (top) and one coat (bottom).

Flower Beauty Bitten Lip Stain - Coy

The formula feels watery when first applied but when it dries down, it manages to still feel hydrating. It is fairly long wearing too – and once it dries down, it stays put under a mask without smearing! I plan to pick up a few more shades to try out, most likely Play and / or Tempt.

Have you tried this lip stain?

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Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer Review

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

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Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Today I’m reviewing the Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer in the shade Sunrise. I bought it from well.ca. [info in italics taken from Flower Beauty]

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

Enhance your glow with Heatwave Bronzer! Our marbleized formula blends effortlessly for a warm, luminous look. Matte and shimmering powders swirl together for a lit-from-within ambient glow.

The Heatwave Luminous Bronzer is available in two shades – Sunrise (light golden) and Sunswept (medium golden). I picked the lighter of the two shades. At first glance it looked to be really dark, and I was afraid that I’d made a horrible mistake as my skintone is quite fair.

Flower Beauty Heatwave Luminous Bronzer

As you can see from the swatches, this bronzer is buildable, and gives my pale skin a bit of a healthy “sun-kissed” glow. I think that it is a great budget friendly, cruelty free, option.

Do you have a favourite bronzer? Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Adesse New York Power Couple Nail Care Duo Review

Adesse New York Power Couple Nail Care Duo

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Adesse Power Couple Nail Care Duo

Today I’m reviewing the Adesse New York Power Couple Nail Care Duo that came in my Spring CAUSEBOX (now renamed ALLTRUE). The Power Couple Nail Care Duo is comprised of the Nail Growth Optimizer and the Neroli Flower Cuticle Oil. [info in italics taken from the Adesse packaging]

Adesse New York Power Couple Nail Care Duo

Powerful Age Defying Nail Treatment Duo that strengthens nails, promotes healthy nail growth, restores a healthy balance to stressed nails, while soothing, nourishing and hydrating dry, cracked cuticles.

My nails and cuticles have been in such rough shape due to all the hand washing and hand sanitizer usage, so I was so happy to start using this kit.

Adesse New York Power Couple Nail Care Duo

Nail Growth Optimizer is an innovative anti-aging complex that helps to fortify weak, brittle nails. Helps replenish depleted nutrients necessary to strengthen and grow the nails. Reduces breakage and splitting and protects the nails for optimal nail growth.

Neroli Flower Cuticle Oil is a deep conditioning oil that restores balance, hydration and moisture to dry, damaged cuticles. Made with a fresh, light citrus fragrance obtained from the blooms of the marmalade orange through a careful process called hydrodistillation (distillation by steam).

My nails are getting stronger, and my cuticles less dry. I’ve been using the Nail Growth Optimizer twice a week. It can be used under regular nail polish, but I’ve been using it alone. The cuticle oil can be used whenever they need a hydration boost – I’ve been trying to use it every morning and night, and it is really helping.

Do you use any nail treatments?

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Disclosure: This came in my CAUSEBOX subscription box that I paid for.

Garnier Water Rose Micellar Water Review

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Today I have a review of Garnier’s Water Rose Micellar Water. Since they’ve recently become Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty Free, I decided to start exploring a few of their products. [info in italics taken from the Garnier Canada website]

This all-in-1 hydrating micellar cleanser water is a facial cleanser and makeup remover that is surprisingly powerful, yet gentle on skin. The Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water for all skin types effectively cleanses, removes makeup and hydrates skin. Like a magnet, micelles capture and lift away dirt, oil and makeup without harsh rubbing. This facial cleanser removes makeup, leaving skin perfectly clean without over drying. This Garnier Water Rose Micellar Cleansing Water is gentle on skin and can be used to remove face makeup and eye makeup. The gentle cleanser is vegan and formulated without alcohol, oils and fragrance. 

Garnier Water Rose Micellar Water

I purchased the Water Rose Micellar Water to use for gentle eye makeup removal. It is non-soapy and super gentle yet effective at removing eye shadow, brow pencil and mascara. Waterproof mascara is a little tricky, but I find that most micellar waters don’t fully remove waterproof mascara formulas easily. As an added plus, it does not sting my sensitive eyes! I use it with my reusable makeup remover pads from Oko Creations.

The key ingredients are Rose Water and Glycerin – you can probably guess why I picked this one right? I love rose in my skincare!

The bottle is HUGE, and costs less than $10 CAD – so it is super budget friendly. Have you tried this micellar water?

Garnier Water Rose Micellar Water

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Garnier Skinactive Lift Nightly Firming Cream Review

Garnier Skinactive Lift Night Cream

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Garnier Skinactive Lift Night Cream

Today I’m reviewing another facial cream from Garnier – they were recently Leaping Bunny Certified Cruelty Free. I’ve been testing this facial cream for two, maybe three months, so I’m ready to review. [info in italics taken from the Garnier Canada website]

Garnier Skinactive Lift Night Cream

Anti-wrinkle: Skin appears smoother and the look of wrinkles is reduced. Firmness: Well hydrated skin looks more toned and feels firmer. Radiance: Promotes radiance and reveals luminous, healthy-looking skin. It’s fast-absorbing texture brings a supple and comfortable feeling to the skin as well as durable hydration.

Garnier Skinactive Lift Night Cream

This is a rich night cream, it can also be used as a facial mask – which I didn’t realize! Despite being on the thicker side, it does absorb fairly quickly into my skin. My face is so soft in the morning when I use this before going to bed. I use a lot of radiance boosting products so its hard to say which one is doing the job.

Garnier Skinactive Lift Night Cream

My only negative for this Nightly Firming Cream is that it is VERY scented – which you all know that I am not a fan of. And for this reason, I will not purchase it again unless they make an unscented version. Thankfully the fragrance doesn’t trigger a reaction, but if you are sensitive, make sure to do a patch test.

Have you tried this one?

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Garnier Skinactive Clearly Brighter SPF 30 Moisturizer Review

Garnier Clearly Brighter SPF30 Moisturizer

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Garnier Clearly Brighter SPF30 Moisturizer

Garnier recently became Leaping Bunny Certified cruelty free – so I decided to try a few things from them – one of which is the Skinactive Clearly Brighter SPF30 Moisturizer. I generally prefer mineral SPF formulations, but decided to try this one out as the mineral sunscreen that I wanted to buy was out of stock. I’ve been using this for well over two months now (maybe even three), so I feel that I’m ready to review. [info in italics taken from the Garnier Canada website]

Garnier Clearly Brighter SPF30 Moisturizer

Developed with our Antioxidant Complex of Vitamin C & E, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA). This fast absorbing, non-greasy formula helps reduce the look of visible sun-damage, revealing radiant, more even-toned, younger-looking skin.

I chose this moisturizer for two main reasons – the SPF level and the Vitamin C content – my skin does well with higher SPF factors, and loves Vitamin C. The formula is very lightweight and non-greasy, and it plays nicely with foundation and concealer. I love products that help add brightness / radiance and help with fine lines.

It isn’t overly scented, but it does contain fragrance, so watch out if you have sensitivities (do a patch test).

Garnier Clearly Brighter SPF30 Moisturizer

If I was going to be outside all day, I prefer use a sunscreen instead of a moisturizer with added SPF. But this is good for those days when I’m not spending any real amount of time in the sun, but still want my skin to be protected.

Have you tried this moisturizer?

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

Three Ships Lip Treatment Kit Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Three Ships Lip Treatment Kit that came in my Spring CAUSEBOX. As you all know, I adore lip products, so I had high hopes for this. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships website, and kit packaging]

Here’s a little bit of info about this Toronto based, Canadian brand:

We embrace this less is more mindset and use this philosophy to chart our course as a company. We believe you don’t need a long list of unnecessary ingredients in your skincare products, and you don’t need a 12 step skincare routine to achieve beautiful results.

[…]

Our goal was to solve the problems we faced as consumers and create the most effective and affordable natural skincare products available.

This is why every Three Ships product is made with 100% natural ingredients and is certified cruelty-free. It’s why nothing goes to market unless it has been scientifically proven to work. And it’s why all of our products will forever be under $40 USD.

The Three Ships Lip Treatment Kit is composed of the Vanilla Lip Exfoliator, and the Buttercream Hydrating Lip Mask. Let’s look at the Lip Exfoliator first:

This triple-action scrub exfoliates and conditions lips. Fine sugar crystals remove dry skin / flakes and make lips look plump and full while natural shea butter and oils hydrate and soothe. This scrub contains zero artificial colors and is naturally flavoured with vanilla.

This is a beautiful lip scrub, it mega exfoliates, but at the same time adds so much hydration. My lips are SO SMOOTH after I use this!

Now, let’s take a look at the Buttercream Hydrating Lip Mask:

Natural oils of sunflower, coconut and avocado deeply replenish moisture to dry lips. Use overnight for extra soft lips when you wake up.

As a lip balm addict, this lip mask is a DREAM! So hydrating. It can be used night and day!

The combination of the scrub and mask is the perfect recipe for achieving soft and smooth lips!

UPDATE: I just became an affiliate for Three Ships (June 27, 2021), and with my code, you will receive 20% off! Here’s the link: https://glnk.io/8n8j/abrashattitude20 and the code is: ABRASHATTITUDE20.

Have you tried this kit?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this kit came in my CAUSEBOX subscription box that I paid for.

IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil Review

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I ran out of TWO brow pencils in the same week – and by chance, IT Cosmetics was having their 30% off Friends and Family Sale, so I decided to try out their Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil after my mom raved about it to me. [info in italics taken from the IT Cosmetics website]

The original phenomenon! Developed with plastic surgeons, this #1 best-selling, award-winning pencil is infused with brow-enhancing biotin, lecithin, saw palmetto, nettle, green tea, antioxidants, grape seed, and vitamins A, B5, C and E, plus proprietary Brow Power™ Technology to give you your most beautiful, natural-looking brows—even if you have none at all! Brow Power comes in four universal shades to match every hair color—from the blondest blonde to the darkest brunette!

Brow Power™ features an exclusive oval tip that works on both thin and thick brows to mimic the look of real hair, plus a built-in grooming spooley brush for polished perfection. The revolutionary, budge-proof formula adheres to skin for long-lasting results, while the shade adjusts to your eyebrow color based on pressure and completely covers gray. Apply softer strokes for lighter hair colors, and press harder for darker tones. It truly is your brows but better! 

The four shades are: Universal Blonde, Universal Auburn, Universal Taupe, and Universal Dark Brunette. I chose the Dark Brunette shade because it looked to be the closest to what I usually use (especially when my brows are tinted). The shade match is perfect for my brows!

The tip shape and size works well for my brow shape, it’s not too big, not too little, and makes giving them some added shape a breeze. The spoolie brush on the end is great, so I don’t have to look for one. It is long wearing and smudgeproof. I like that you can adjust the darkness of the shade by the amount of pressure that you use – below is a swatch of varying pressure amounts.

I’m happy with my purchase! Have you tried this one?

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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.