Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner Review

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Today I have a review of a shampoo and conditioner set from Attitude, the Super Leaves Nourishing and Strengthening with Grape Seed Oil and Olive Leaves. [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

Did you know olives are rich in healthy fats and antioxidants? As a matter of fact, olive leaves are also loaded with these healthy nutrients. With its aroma that reminds us of pear and ginger, ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Nourishing and Strengthening Shampoo [and Conditioner] combines the goodness of olive leaves with grapeseed oil, widely used for its healing and moisturizing properties. Ideal for dry and damaged hair, this shampoo helps to restore and strengthen distressed locks. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo [and Conditioner] includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. 

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

I didn’t realize that this was a Canadian company when I purchased the shampoo and conditioner, just that it was cruelty free! In fact, their head office is not far from my place!

I like that the shampoo bottle is bigger than the conditioner (16oz versus 8oz) because I tend to use up my shampoo faster than my conditioner. Both the shampoo and conditioner have a lovely mild scent.

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

The shampoo lathers well for a sulfate free shampoo, and is super gentle, but still makes my hair feel clean without feeling stripped. The conditioner is hydrating and rinses off without leaving  residue on my hair.

Attitude Super Leaves Nourishing & Strengthening Shampoo & Conditioner

I like that the Shampoo & Conditioner have anti-pollution properties, as well as being sulfate and paraben free.

Have you tried anything from Attitude?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased these things!

 

Weekly Recap Jan 29th to Feb 4th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up.

Monday, January 29th – * Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick (OG Lolita) Review [Influenster voxbox / PR sample]

Thursday, February 1st –  * Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair + Overnight Detox and Hydration Booster Review [PR samples}

Friday, February 2nd – Empties January 2018

January 2018 Empties

I woke up on Saturday morning with a sore throat. Ugh, I so don’t want to be sick this month!

I finished the 30 days for the Yoga True program, and have thus far managed to keep up with a daily yoga practice. I’m about to hop on the mat despite feeling sick, and then throw myself into a nice hot bath to try to steam away my cold.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original blog post for details, all PR samples identified. And as always, my opinion is very much my own.

Empties – January 2018

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I’m still working my way through my stash, and managed to finish up a few more things in January. There are a few more that are *so close* to being finished, so they’ll be in next month’s empties post.

January 2018 Empties

Hair and body care products:

January 2018 Empties

Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage Agave Shampoo & Conditioner – If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I’ve tried out several of the shampoo and conditioner sets from Maui Moisture over the past year or so. I think that this one is my favourite thus far. I’m currently trying out a set from another cruelty free brand, so I won’t be repurchasing right away. Review is here.

Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter in The Briar Path – This is one of their seasonal scents, so it isn’t always available, and not easily replaceable right now. I’ve spoken about my love for their Pumpkin Butters many times. I think that this might be one of the last full size jars in my stash.

Skincare and aromatherapy:

January 2018 Empties

Matter Lip Balm – This was given to me for my birthday, and it went everywhere with me in my bag as it was attached to my key ring. I’m a lip balm addict, so you know that I loved this peppermint and orange oil based balm! I have a few more lip balms in my stash to use up, but this one is on my re-stock list. Review is here.

Rebels Refinery Capital Vices Lip Balm in Passionfruit – I had two of these lip balms, and I’ll likely get another one the next time I’m in Toronto. At first I thought that this was going to be a cool looking, but terrible lip balm, but it was not the case! Review is here.

Odacitè Synergie [4] Immediate Skin Perfecting Beauty Masque – This came in a recent Petit Vour box. I really liked how it made my skin feel super cleansed, but not stripped. It is quite pricy, so I won’t be purchasing the full size at this point in time. Review is here.

Saje Natural Wellness Immune Diffuser Blend – I use this whenever one of us in the house is feeling under the weather. I have a stash of essential oils (singles and blends) for my diffuser, so I don’t need to replace this right away. Review is here.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil – Another Petit Vour sample. This was a lovely bath oil, so perfect for relaxing after yoga! It is fairly pricy, so I won’t be purchasing a full size right now. Review is here.

Makeup:

January 2018 Empties

Physicians Formula Super BB #InstaReady Bb Cream – I got this at Generation Beauty in 2016, so it is time to get rid of this. I have not used this for ages, but remember liking it when I was using it. I have other products in my stash to use up, so I won’t be replacing it. Review is here.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra Natural Mascara – This was another Petit Vour item. Sadly this mascara did not work for me, so I’ll not be purchasing the full size version. Review is here.

ColourPop SuperShock Shadow in Birthday Girl – This was a limited edition gift with purchase to celebrate ColourPop’s birthday back in 2015. When I tried to use it over the holidays, I found that it was dried out, so into the bin it goes. Review is here.

Did you finish up very many products this past month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosures.

Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair Overnight Detox + Hydration Booster Review

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I’ve been testing out the Advanced Repair + Overnight Detox + Hydration Booster Serum from Canadian company (Toronto based) Modern Skin Co. since the end of December when I met up with owner Lauralynn Baxter over the holidays. We chatted about skincare, makeup and cooking over coffee.  She gave me bunch of 3ml sample packs to try out (even more than pictured!), so many that I’ve still not managed to finish them all up despite nightly usage! [info in italics taken from the Modern Skin Co. website]

Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair +

Advanced Repair + is an extremely lightweight gel-based concentrate containing powerful active ingredients that are scientifically formulated to detoxify, hydrate and restore radiance. A luxurious velvety texture blended with our signature delicate, yet intoxicating scent of ylang-ylang and sweet orange blossom create the ultimate sensory experience.  This concentrate is deeply absorbed into the skin resulting in visible re-hydration, radiance and skin that is plumper in appearance. Advanced Repair + infuses skin with the perfect complement of science and nature. Safe for use on sensitive skin.

Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair +

TRULY MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SKINCARE

  • Low dosages of Glycolic and Salicylic Acid promote radiance and renewal of the skin through gentle cellular turnover.
  • Schisandra extract provides detoxification of tissue from environmental aggressors, as well as aiding in de-activating free-radicals by giving skin a powerful dose of anti-oxidants.
  • Botanical Hyaluronic Acid promotes intense hydration resulting in skin with a youthful and healthy appearance. With its ability to hold 1000 times its weight in water, Hyaluronic Acid is the most powerful natural moisturizing ingredient known to science.

Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair +

As you all know I have sensitive skin, so as always, I did a patch test on my arm before testing it out on my face. The gel based serum is lightweight, but hydrating, and really does help with radiance, and I find that the plumping effect actually minimizes fine lines. It absorbs quickly into the skin.

The scent is very, very mild, with sweet orange blossom and ylang-ylang. Far less scented than a lot of the facial products on the market – which I fully appreciate!

Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair +

Ingredients: Aqua (Deionized Water), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid) Extract, Glycerin (Kosher Vegetable Glycerin), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe) Extract, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi/ Kojic Acid) Extract, Carrageenan, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Glycolic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin , Salix Alba Bark (Willow Bark/ Salicylic Acid) Extract, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Extract, Cochlearia Armoria Root (Horseradish ) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice) Extract, Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra) Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Extract, Panax Quinquefolius Root (Ginseng) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Seed Oil (Melissa Essential Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed (Jojoba) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Geranium Maculatum (Wild Geranium) Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange Essential Oil), Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil).

Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair +

Modern Skin Co. launched its first product, the Advanced Repair + serum, in the fall, and are currently developing an anti-pollution detoxifying cleanser to be launched in 2018. I’m looking forward to trying it out!

Modern Skin Co. Advanced Repair +

*photo of full-size taken from Modern Skin Co.*

Currently, Modern Skin Co is currently only available to ship within Canada (except for Quebec). The Advanced Repair + serum sells for $65 CAD for 30ml (1 fl oz).

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: PR samples, however my opinion is my own.

 

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick (OG Lolita) Review

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I was sent the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick Voxbox from Influenster in the shade OG Lolita. If you follow me on InstaGram, you’ve seen a few photos that I’d posted. [all info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

What it is:
A breakthrough new lipstick combining super-creamy color and weightless, comfortable long wear.

What it does:
Introducing the new and reborn Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick—the creamiest, most cushiony and unbelievably pigmented lipstick to ever cross your lips.

Discover your new go-to color from Kat Von D’s biggest, boldest shade range. The collection includes 40 shades in three finishes, and features rich reds, bold berries, and neutrals for every complexion. You’ll also find beloved Everlasting Liquid Lipstick shades, now in the Studded Kiss formulation. 

See and feel the difference instantly. Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick features a high-chroma content for pure, vivid color in a revolutionary new base formula that’s crystal clear, super-soft, and virtually weightless. Made with smooth, spherical pigments and lip-nourishing ingredients, it’s never been easier to coat your lips in creamy, comfortable color.

I’d tried the original formulation a few years ago, and didn’t love it. I found it to be very drying on the lips which for me make a lipstick unwearable!

The new formulation is highly pigmented, comfortable, non-drying and long wearing. I received the shade OG Lolita, a dusty rose shade in satin matte finish – and you all know how much I love rose based shades! I’ve been wearing it non-stop since it arrived in my mailbox.

There are several shades that I’m adding to my wish list – Adora, Lovecraft, Sanctuary, Hawkwind, Cathedral, Misfit, Hexagram, Motorhead, and Gold Blooded (just to name a few, haha!)

Disclosure: PR sample / complimentary product from Influenster / KVD Beauty, however my opinions are very much my own!

Weekly Recap Jan 22nd to 28th

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to catch up…

Monday, January 22nd – Ouai Wave Spray Review

Wednesday, January 24th – Lili Lolo Makeup Mist Review

Friday, January 26th – Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil Review

I’m still managing to keep up with a daily yoga practice with the Yoga with Adriene  – Yoga True series – very proud of myself for sticking with it!

Disclosure: All products purchased by me.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil Review

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Today I have a review of the De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil from Aromatherapy Associates that came in a recent Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil

Treat your body to the warming powers of Rosemary, Black Pepper, Lavender and Ginger essential oils to de-stress after an intense workout or spending too much time in one position at work. Your aching muscles will appreciate the TLC.

HOW TO USE:
Massage a capful onto your torso, focusing on any areas of concern. Cup your hands, bring them to your face and inhale deeply 3 times. Step into a warm bath or shower and enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy. 

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil

I managed to get two uses from my sample vial (3ml / 0.1fl oz). This is such a beautiful bath oil – the scent is so lovely! I can’t particularly smell the black pepper notes, but the blend of rosemary, lavender and ginger works so well together.

I love having a nice hot bath after yoga if I can.  I love having a nice hot bath any time really, haha! My muscles are happy, and I feel so relaxed. As an added plus, the bath oil works great for softening and hydrating the skin. I love it!

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil

Ingredients: 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Leucadendron Cajuputi (Cajuput) Oil, Parfum**, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Juniperus Communis (Juniper) Fruit Oil, Pinus Sylvestris (Pine) Leaf Oil, Citral*, Coumarin*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Citronellol* |  *Natural Essential Oil Contents; **Natural Plant Extracts

The full sized bottle is on the pricy side however at $73 USD for 55ml. I will not be purchasing it any time soon as it is currently out of my price-range. I have a bunch of bath and body stuff in my stash to use up.

Do you have a favourite bath oil?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

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

Lily Lolo Makeup Mist Review

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Today I have a review of the Makeup Mist from cruelty free brand Lily Lolo that came in my November Petit Vour subscription box. [all info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Lily Lolo Makeup Mist

A refreshing mist that sets make-up and prolongs its hold, specifically formulated to leave make-up looking flawless without smudging or setting into fine lines. The perfect final step for flawless, long-lasting makeup.

I don’t think that I’ve ever tried a makeup setting spray before, so I was excited to test this one out. This is also the first Lily Lolo product that I’ve tried!

Taking a look at the ingredient list (which is not only cruelty free, but also vegan), there are loads of skin friendly ingredients.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Panthenol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Lycium Chinense (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract) 

Lily Lolo2

The Lily Lolo Makeup Mist does help my makeup stay fresh looking, and helps to set it. The mist also makes a nice skin refresher on no-makeup days when my skin needs a blast of refreshing moisture. As an added plus, it has little to no scent.

My only complaint is that the sprayer / nozzle is inconsistent, not always a gentle mist, sometimes more of a splatter – which smears my makeup instead of setting it. I plan to put it into a bottle with a better sprayer / nozzle because I’d like to continue using this setting spray.

I’d like to try more from Lily Lolo.

Have you tried this setting spray? If not, which one do you use? Or do you not use setting sprays?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

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

 

Ouai Wave Spray Review

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Today I have a review of the Wave Spray from Ouai. I purchased this for myself back in December after talking about it with Stacey (The Bambi Eyes) on her blog and IG. [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

What it is: A weightless texture hair mist infused with rice protein to add hold for effortlessly chic, undone hair. 

Key benefits:
– Creates beachy waves
– Enhances texture and builds body
– Give hair memory and shine
Ouai Wave Spray

If you want to know more… Wave Spray is made with rice protein instead of sea salt so is safe against color-treated and/or keratin-treated hair. The floral fragrance contains notes of bergamot, Italian lemon, rose de mai, magnolia, lily, blackberry, violet, cedarwood, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, and white musk.

Ouai Wave Spray

I prefer to wear my hair wavy, but I really dislike it when products make my hair feel heavy, crunchy or stiff. The Wave Spray enhances my natural waves without making them feel gross or look dull or dirty. It also tames frizz!

My only complaint is that the scent is a little too strong for my sensitive nose. The scent is quite lovely, but when I use it, I smell it all day, which gets to be a little overwhelming at times. I wish that the scent was about half as strong.

Have you used this cruelty free wave spray? What do you use?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this!