EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner Review

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Today I have a little review of the EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner. EVOLVh is one of my favourite hair care brands, and I’ve tried a lot of their products – both gifted and self-purchased – so when I was asked if I wanted to the one of their Leave-In Conditioners, of course I said yes! I chose the SmartCurl Leave-In Conditioner. [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

This weightless wonder helps keep dry & frizzy curls on point. Powered by fatty acids-rich shea butter and coconut oil, this light-yet-hydrating formula strengthens strands, fends off flyaways and minimizes breakage while protecting hair from heat and UV damage. Finally, a leave-in conditioner for all curls types and low & high porosity hair,  that’s effective as it is easy.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

This is one of those products that pretty much does it all – it hydrates, it detangles, it combats frizz, and it is a heat and UV protectant. And it does it all without making my hair feel heavy or gross.

EVOLVh SmartCurl Leave In Conditioner

I’ve previously tried and reviewed the SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner and the InstaVolume Elixir – both of which are great, it just depends on what your hair needs.

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Disclosure: Product gifted. My opinion is always my own, and is based on my experience with the product.

Danessa Myricks Beauty – Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder Review

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

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Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

I purchased myself a little treat from Sephora a few weeks ago, and I am finally ready to share my review of the Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder. [info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

What it is: A texture reducing, coverage boosting, blurring balm, that balances oils throughout the day while maintaining hydration.

Highlighted Ingredients:
– Upsalite: Supports and absorbs excess sebum and sweat while maintaining skin‘s hydration.
– Olive-Derived Squalane: Known to support oil production and diminish visible signs of aging.
– Hyaluronic Acid: Promotes skin‘s hydration.

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

The Blurring Balm Powder is available in 11 shades, ranging from universal (translucent) to 10 (deep with golden undertones). I chose the shade 2 (light with golden undertones) – the second lightest shade – which when blended out this shade works great to minimize any redness on my skin.

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

This is a cream to powder formula, with sheer to light coverage. I prefer to apply it with my fingers or with a sponge. The coverage is very nice and natural. But I will say that if you need to prep your skin with moisturizer or primer, as it can cling to dry patches, especially if you apply in a little too heavily. Overall I like it a lot!

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Vo Beauty Reviews

Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine, Skin Water, Beauty Sleep

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Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine, Skin Water, Beauty Sleep

Today I’m reviewing a lovely box of skincare from Vo Beauty – they’re a sustainable cruelty free luxury skincare line based in Toronto. Diana Vo, the founder of the brand, is a holistic esthetician and facialist. I received the Rise & Shine Gel Cleanser, the Skin Water 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum and the Beauty Sleep Mask. [info in italics taken from the Vo Beauty website]

Here’s the Rise & Shine Gel Cleanser:

Vo Beauty - Rise & Shine Low pH Gel Cleanser

Our gel cleanser is made to balance your skin pH without stripping of its natural oils. Formulated with sulfate-free surfactants from coconuts and apples so it’s more gentle on the skin

– Aloe vera is soothing and replenishes moisture

Vitamin B3 is anti-inflammatory and prevents irritation

I love a good gel cleanser, especially in the warmer months. This one is gentle, and my skin feels clean but soft after using. This cleanser works for all skin types – dry, sensitive, oily, acne prone, and mature skin. You can also use it when you do a double cleanse routine.

Skin Water 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

Vo Beauty - Skin Water Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Instantly plump and hydrate your skin with this hyaluronic acid serum that makes your skin feel like it just drank water. It replenishes the hyaluronic acid that you produce less of as you age.

Hyaluronic acid retains moisture better than any other ingredient and absorbs faster
Aloe vera retains and replenishes moisture
Allantoin calms, soothes, and prevents dryness and irritation

This is a beautiful serum, it soak into my skin so quickly and my skin feels less dry since I’ve been using it. It plays nicely with every other serum and facial cream that I’ve tried it with so far! Makes my skin feel so fresh and hydrated.

Beauty Sleep:

Vo Beauty - Beauty Sleep Leave On Mask

Wake up to skin that’s less tight, less red, and quenched of thirst with this leave-on mask that hydrates, softens, and plumps. Its hydrating properties prevent wrinkles and its cool, soothing effect makes it great for irritations and after-sun care.

Aloe vera & rose hydrate your skin
Royal jelly, vitamin e, and hibiscus (botox plant) plump and feed your skin with antioxidants
Glycerin humectant locks in moisture

Vo Beauty - Beauty Sleep Leave On Mask

This stuff is amazing! Not just as a sleeping mask, it also works great as a hydrating primer before makeup. Super gentle, hydrating and non-greasy. My skin loves this. It really does plump the skin! Such a beautiful and essential skincare product! The jelly texture just sinks into my skin and makes it look and feel radiant and smooth.

I have a few of their products on my wishlist for when I finish up some things in my current skincare stash.

Have you tried anything from Vo Beauty?

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Disclosure: Products were gifted, but my opinion is always my own regardless of whether I purchased a product or not.

Merit Signature Lip Reviews – Baby and L’Avenue

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Merit Signature Lip

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will have seen that I did a very small order during the Sephora annual sale. Today I’m reviewing and swatching two of the Merit Signature Lip Lightweight Lipsticks [info in italics taken from the Sephora website].

Merit Signature Lip - Baby

What it is: A sheer lipstick with a satin finish and the benefits of a lip balm—without the heaviness of a traditional lipstick.

Formulation Type: Lipstick Benefits: Hydrating

Highlighted Ingredients: Squalane and Sunflower Seed Oil: Lock in long-lasting moisture. Papaya Fruit Extract: Soothes lips. Raspberry Oil: Moisturizes and adds a soft aroma.

Merit Signature Lip - L'Avenue

There are eight shades listed on the Sephora website, and I purchased the shades Baby (neutral pink) and L’Avenue (berry brown). Baby is the perfect pink toned nude on me, and L’avenue pulls more berry than brown on me. I love them both!

Merit Signature Lip Baby and L'avenue Swatches

These lipsticks are so hydrating! The colour applies sheer, but is slightly buildable. SO comfortable on the lips. It really does feel lightweight. Probably the most comfortable lipstick I’ve ever worn. It isn’t super long wearing, but I don’t mind re-applying as I would with a lip balm.

I’d like to pick up a few more shades at some point – most likely Tiger (brick red) and Fashion (soft berry).

Have you tried these lipsticks?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased these things. And I might do it again!

Sephora Birthday Gift 2022 – Ilia Set

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude. April is my birthday month, so I got my annual Beauty Insider gift. There was a choice of four different gifts, and I chose the Ilia set, as this was a brand that I’d never tried before. [info in italics taken from the Sephora Canada website]

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

Ilia Birthday Gift Set featuring Fullest Volumizing Mascara mini, Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Shade Only You mini, and Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment sample.

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

– Fullest Volumizing Mascara – A clean, volumizing mascara that wraps each lash in weightless, buildable volume without flaking, smudging, or irritating even the most sensitive eyes.

When I first applied the mascara, it made my lashes look long, and dark, but didn’t give much volume as I’d hoped, even with two coats. It was smudge proof and water resistant, but sadly does not hold a curl for me. I’d score this mascara a 5 out 7 – taking off points for volume and curl holding.

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

– Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil in Shade Only You – A cushiony, tinted lip oil in a universal neutral nude shade that’s packed with plumping hyaluronic acid and major moisturizing properties to leave lips soft, smooth, and anything but sticky.

The Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil is really nice. It is hydrating and not at all sticky. The shade is a really nice nude. I really like it a lot.

Ilia Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2022

– Lip Wrap Overnight Treatment – An overnight lip treatment with clean ingredients that helps reveal your smoothest, softest lips.

The Lip Wrap sample is so tiny! Not enough to review, but enough for a first impression. It reminds me of the Bite Beauty Lip Mask. I think I’d like to buy myself a full size!

Have you tried any of these from Ilia? Which Sephora Beauty Insiders gift did you chose this year?

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Disclosure: Annual freebie gift for Sephora Beauty Insiders.

boscia Gel Eye Mask & C Serum Review

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boscia / BlendPR "Green Box"

Today I’m reviewing the Triple Hyaluronic and Honeydew Moisture-Boost Gel Eye Masks and the Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum from boscia and BlendPR. These came in a green themed PR box for Saint-Patrick’s Day / Spring along with the Purifying Gel Cleanser [info in italics taken from the boscia website].

Let’s look at the Gel Eye Masks first:

boscia Triple Hyaluronic Acid and Honeydew boscia Triple Hyaluronic Acid and Honeydew Moisture Boost Gel Eye Masks

Replenish and restore much-needed moisture to dehydrated, overworked under-eyes with a pack of cool-on-contact hydrogel eye masks that instantly invigorate, hydrate and refresh.

These gel eye masks are so soothing and hydrating. Key ingredients are the triple hyaluronic acids (hydration, plumping and firming), honeydew melon (radiance, hydration), Niacinimide (vitamin B3 – brightening, anti-inflammatory).

I especially like to use these gel masks when my under-eyes are a little puffy due to my year-round allergies. They really help to de-puff and hydrate.

Now onto the Booster Serum:

boscia Vitamin C w Caviar Lime Booster Serum

Instantly brighten, reduce the look of hyperpigmentation and even skin tone with a Vitamin C serum that provides a beaming, smooth complexion. A powerful 10% Vitamin C Complex and AHA-rich Caviar Limes helps exfoliate and smooth uneven-textured skin for an everyday, healthy-looking glow-up.

This is a great Vitamin C Serum – it doesn’t have that metallic “hot dog water” scent that some C based serums have. The key ingredients are: 10% Vitamin C Complex (brightening, hyperpigmentation), Caviar Lime (vitamin C – brightening, AHA – exfoliating), Astaxanthin (antioxidant), Jojoba (prevent free-radical damage), and Willowherb (anti-inflammatory).

My skin thrives when I use any skincare with Vitamin C. This serum is light, and quick to absorb, and plays nicely with every single moisturizer that I’ve tried it with!

Have you tried either the Gel Eye Masks, or the Booster Serum?

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Disclosure: Products were gifted, however my opinion is always my own. Not sponsored.

Three Ships Beauty Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask Review

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

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Today I’m reviewing the Three Ships Beauty Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask. I purchased this for myself during their 5th Birthday Virtual Event [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

French pink clay sounds about as elegant and sophisticated as clay can get – and it is. It’s the mildest clay out there, making this mask perfect for sensitive skin.

Look closer: just because it’s gentle doesn’t mean it goes easy on the appearance of age spots and wrinkles. You can thank the active Vitamin C and carotenoids in rosehip extract for that.

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

I love facial masks, and this one is great. I love that it is a powder that can be mixed with the liquid of your choice – I particularly like to mix it with the Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner (reviewed here). Skincare with vitamin C works really well for my skin. This mask is great for deep cleaning the skin, but at the same time it is gentle – super great for sensitive skin!

Three Ships Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask

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boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel Review

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

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boscia / BlendPR "Green Box"

Today I have a review of the boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel. This came in a green themed Saint-Patrick’s Day / Spring box along with the Triple Hyaluronic and Honeydew Moisture-Boost Gel Eye Masks and the Vitamin C with Caviar Lime Booster Serum from boscia and BlendPR [info in italics taken from the boscia website].

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Cleanse, purify, and soothe skin with sulfate-free Purifying Cleansing Gel. Nourishing botanicals leave skin thoroughly cleansed, soothed, and protected from free radical damage without over-drying or stripping the skin. Complexion is left looking healthy and refined. Preferable for all skin types.

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

This is a super gentle, yet effective cleansing gel. It contains several key ingredients: hydrangea leaf (purify, refine), botanical amino acids (eliminates dirt, and oil), green tea (soothes, anti-inflammatory, rosemary leaf (anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory), jojoba (prevent free radical damage, and nourish) and willowherb (reduces redness). This is a great cleanser for all skin types, especially those on the sensitive side like me.

boscia Purifying Cleansing Gel

Have you tried this cleanser? Review on the eye masks and serum to follow!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was gifted. However my opinion and sensitive skin experience is very much my own!

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner Review

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

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Today I have a review of the Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner. I purchased it during their 5th Birthday Event, along with the Soothe Rosehip Vitamin C Clay Mask. [info in italics taken from the Three Ships Beauty website]

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

Rose hydrosol helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and hyperpigmentation while also maintaining the skin’s pH balance after cleansing.

Look closer: this toner also contains alcohol-free witch hazel, which shrinks the appearance of pores without leaving your skin feeling tight and parched.

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

This toner has a great sprayer – the mist of so fine. And hello – rose! I love rose in skincare. This is a great addition to my skincare routine. I tend to use it more in the morning, but it can be used both morning and night. It is just so fresh!

I can see myself using it as a skin refresher when the weather warms up.

Three Ships Beauty Awake Rose Hydrosol Toner

It only contains 5 ingredients – all of which are vegan (and cruelty free):

*Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate, *ᵀAloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, *ᵀHamamelis Virginiana (Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, *ᵀRosa Canina (Rosehip Extract) [* Non-GMO, ᵀ Organic]

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Disclosure: I purchased this.