Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum Review

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Luna Nectar Unboxing

As you know, I received a PR package from Luna Nectar with the Heliophilia Glow & Fix Serum and the Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum. This Canadian brand has been on my wishlist for SO LONG, so I was thrilled by the opportunity to try them out! [info in italics taken from the Luna Nectar website]

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

If you’ve read my mascara reviews, you will know that I don’t have lush, full lashes, and they are stick straight, and on the fine side – they’re also fairly light in colour despite having naturally dark brunette hair. My brows are also on the thin side – naturally, and not from the 90’s over-plucking trend. So I’m a good candidate for lash and brow serums!

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

Let’s take a look at Moon Boost:

Instead of monthly lash extensions or chemical, hormone-based serums that break the bank and act as the root of side effects; opt for a 100% natural, vegan, organic and cruelty-free solution that deliver better results, quicker. Imagine: a silky nourishing elixir that achieves greater length, thickness, and longevity of your lashes and brows. Let it work its magic overnight, and wake up to the brilliant choice of no makeup, or intense lashes and bold brows with the most minimal touch of makeup.

If you do have lash extensions, Moon Boost is also for you! It can be used to repair and strengthen your natural lashes, which prolongs the lifespan of your extensions.

Before Using Moon Boost
Before Using Moon Boost
After Using Moon Boost
After Using Moon Boost

I love this lash and brow serum – it doesn’t make my eyes sting like some lash and brow serums that I’ve tried, nor does it irritate my sensitive eyes. The key to using this type of serum is consistency. I can see a difference in both my lashes and especially in my brows! For my lashes, it is less obvious unless I’m wearing mascara due to my lashes being so light in colour. But I can see a difference in the length and thickness of my lashes. I tint my brows these days, which makes it so much easier to see the difference compared to how my brows originally looked – they are filling in, and are less skimpy, and I’m sure that with continued use, they will improve further!

Also – It is SO DIFFICULT to take a decent closeup of my brows and lashes.

If you’d like to try this, or anything else from Luna Nectar, I was given a discount code to save 15% on purchases from the Luna Nectar website: BRASHATTITUDE15 (it is an affiliate link):

https://www.lunanectar.com/discount/BRASHATTITUDE15

Have you tried Moon Boost?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted for review purposes, and this post contains an affiliate link. However, my opinion is always my own.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel Review

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

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elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

Today I’m reviewing the e.l.f. Cosmetics Wow Tinted Brow Gel. I purchased it a few weeks ago, and have been wearing it daily ever since. [info in italics taken from the e.l.f. Cosmetics website]

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

What is it? A buildable, fiber-infused tinted brow gel that makes your natural brows look fuller.

Why we love:

  • Buildable wax-gel formula with brush
  • Gives you full, voluminous-looking brows
  • Available in 5 easy-match shades

Natural eyebrows that wow! This buildable wax-gel hybrid is enriched with Kaolin Clay and hair-like fibers that adhere to and enhance your brows. Brush and shape the tinted gel into place and your brows will immediately appear voluminous, fuller, and naturally filled in. Can be used on its own or as a topcoat over brow powder or pencil.

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

This is a fantastic tinted brow gel – it looks great on its own, or paired with an eye pencil for a more defined and dramatic look. I chose the shade Deep Brown and I think that it is a perfect match for me as I prefer my browns to be dark (but not black). It adds volume and control but doesn’t make my brows look or feel “crunchy”. The small spoolie brush makes it easy to apply to the tails of my brows (where I need it the most).

elf Cosmetics Wow Brow Tinted Brow Gel

A great budget friendly brow option in my opinion.

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Zion Health Scalp & Hair Scrub and Claydry Deodorant Reviews

Hello, hello – welcome to / welcome back to A Brash Attitude! Today I am reviewing two products that were sent to me to try out from Zion Health / Adama Minerals, the Scalp & Hair Scrub and Claydry Deodorant [info in italics taken from the Zion Health website]

Let’s look at the Deep Cleansing Scalp & Hair Scrub in the Green Apple with Sea Salt formula:

Dissolve build-up. Balance pH levels. Restore lustre and integrity.

Bring fragile, processed hair back to life. The combination of gentle exfoliation and penetrating nutrients purifies the scalp to create the perfect environment for healthy, resilient hair to grow. While removing a range of impurities and excess oils, clay minerals and sea salt simultaneously stimulate the healing and protecting functions of skin cells. Each strand of hair will be left cleansed and deeply nourished, resulting in lasting shine and flexibility.

This is a really nice scalp and hair scrub, and it smells so fresh – the Green Apple scent is amazing! My scalp and hair feel super clean, but not stripped. Gentle yet effective! The recommended usage is once a week, but I tend to go a little longer between uses as I try to only wash my hair twice a week, so approximately every third or fourth wash I’ll use it.

Now let’s take a look at the Claydry Deodorant in the Elderberry scent, Bold formula:

EXTRA STRENGTH BOLD PROTECTION Absorb odor with ClayClayDry absorbs odor and toxins with a special type of healing clay called Calcium Montmorillonite Clay. 

Ingredient Benefits: • Arrowroot has moisture absorbing properties. Arrowroot is anti-inflammatory and also can work as an antiseptic, making it perfect for irritated areas such as burns, rashes and sores.• Ionic Clay Minerals contain more than 57 trace minerals to help absorb odor and balance skin pH.• Witch Hazel is a natural astringent commonly used to help absorb excess oil from the skin.• Chamomile Extract contains natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.• Bergamot Oil is rich in minerals and Vitamin C; well known for its natural anti-bacterial properties.

Both myself and the Mister have been trying out the Claydry Deodorant. It works really well for both of us, and even though it has baking soda in it, it does not cause as much irritation for me as other baking soda based deodorants, likely due to the arrowroot and chamomile.

It kept me smelling great even after a sweaty cardio workout! The elderberry scent is really great, a unisex tart berry scent.

Zion Health / Adama Minerals has kindly given me a discount code for 10% off – the code is JODI and can be used on the Adama Minerals website.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were PR gifted for review purposes. This is not a sponsored post, and the discount code is not an affiliate code. However, my opinion is always my own, based on my personal experiences with the products.

Cumulative Empties – March and April 2021

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Can you believe that it is already May? Today I have my cumulative empties for March and April. I was *so* close to finishing up a few more things too, but I’m sure they’ll appear in my next empties post.

Skincare:

I think that I did great over the past two months to finish up so many things from my skincare stash!

Pure Savy Come Hell or High Water 3-In-1 Micellar Water *Cert Clean Jury Box 2019-2020* – I found this micellar water to be a little on the soapy side, but it worked really well for removing eye makeup. I have several eye makeup remover products in my stash, so I don’t need to even think about purchasing this.

Versed Dew Point Moisturizing Gel Cream – *I purchased this* I loved this light gel moisturizer. I would likely repurchase this one as it played so well with makeup. A great day moisturizer for my normal to dry skin. Review

Sothys Hydra3Ha Hydrating Comfort Cream *PR package* – This was great for the cold winter weather when my skin needed extra hydration at night. It is a little more scented that my personal preference. Review

Poetic Blend The Hero Oil and The Ghost Oil *Giveaway Prize win* – I loved both of these facial oils. I think that the brand is on hiatus (if someone knows for sure, please let me know) so I don’t think that I could purchase. Review and review

Andalou Naturals Apricot Probiotic Cleansing Milk *Subscription Box* – This was such a lovely creamy cleanser. I would purchase this if I didn’t have a few more cream based cleansers to finish up. Review

Be On Me Cleansing Mousse Sensitive Skin *PR package* – I loved this foaming cleanser, it was super gentle but super effective. I would purchase this once I use up a few more cleansers from my stash. Review

Lowen’s Make Room Balm *PR package* – This is a balm for stretch marks and scars, but I used it all winter on my poor dry hands, and it worked amazingly well. Their balms are really great, would definitely need one in my stash before winter! Review

Haircare:

I only managed to finish up two haircare products, but progress is progress.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Conditioner *PR package* – This was an amazing conditioner, it worked really well for hydrating my hair. I would love to try more from this brand – hopefully they will be selling in Canada at some point. Review

EVOLVh UltraShine Moisture Conditioner *I purchased this, but I’ve also received PR from the brand before* – Such an amazing conditioner. It hydrates, it smells amazing. I’d buy this again. I’m almost finished the matching shampoo. Review

There you have it! Everything that I’ve finished over the last two months. Have you finished up much lately?

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Disclosure: This post contains a mix of products both purchased by myself and PR gifted, all identified above and in the original reviews. My opinion is my own regardless.

Noctex Antiquity Palette Review and Swatching

Noctex Antiquity Palette

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Noctex Antiquity Palette

Today I have a review of the Antiquity Palette from Noctex Cosmetics. I don’t buy eyeshadow palettes very often, but when I saw this stunner of a palette on their Instagram, I knew that I had to own it! [info in italics taken from the Noctex website, mask by Daena Ortego Art]. Noctex Cosmetics are Vancouver based, and are vegan and cruelty-free, they also have a clothing line designed by Negin Izad.

Noctex Antiquity Palette

The Antiquity palette has twelve shades which include shimmers, mattes, metallic and duo-chrome shades:

  • DEARLY: Metallic magenta shimmer
  • ARISTOCRAT: Matte regal teal
  • RUFFLE: Matte blushed pink
  • SCRIPT: Matte greige with hints of lavender
  • FRAME: Metallic brass patina tone
  • GAS LAMP: Matte muddy, grungy mustard tone
  • ARSENIC: Duo-chrome metallic deep green
  • FAINT: Matte magenta
  • ASBESTOS: Deep grungy matte
  • WIDOW: Almost cool tone matte brown
  • MOURNING: Muted brown-red matte
  • PLAGUE: Matte Blackest Black

I love it when a palette has a mix of mattes and shimmers / metallics – you can put together so many looks with this palette, and because of the range of shades, it can be used for both subtle and super dramatic looks.

Noctex Antiquity Palette
Swatches: Dearly, Aristocrat, Ruffle and Script
Swatches: Frame, Gas Lamp, Arsenic and Faint
Swatches: Asbestos, Widow, Mourning and Plague

The shadows are super pigmented – my swatches are without primer – and they blend beautifully.

The photos do not fully capture how beautiful the shimmer / metallic shades are!

I love that the packaging is recyclable, and the shadows are vegan and cruelty-free.

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Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Review

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Today I have a review of the Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Lemon Leaves and White Tea [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Did you know white tea leaf extract is known to delay the aging process thanks to its high antioxidant concentration? It also helps to protect your hair from daily oxidation. Harness the power of antioxidant-rich white tea leaf extract with ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Clarifying Shampoo. Plus, thanks to its purifying lemon leaf extract, you can give your hair a deep clean to restore its shine, even more if you are using styling products. Also, you will love its aroma that reminds us of Earl Grey tea and fresh cucumber. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Clarifying Shampoo includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. 

This is a great sulfate free clarifying shampoo – it lathers super well, and leaves my hair feeling super clean and shiny. I don’t find that it dries my hair out like some clarifying shampoos. The scent is very mild – I don’t smell any cucumber though, but it does smell like a lemony tea to my nose.

Also – I love that this brand is made in Canada!

Have you tried this clarifying shampoo? Do you use a clarifying shampoo?

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Quo Beauty Featherweight Cream Blush Review + Swatching (Shade: Halo)

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Today I have a little review and swatching of the Quo Beauty Featherweight Cream Blush in the shade Halo. I purchased it recently as a part of a small haul from Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix – I believe it was Dal from Little Beauty Loves who made me curious about these cream blushes [info in italics taken from the Shoppers website]

Lightweight, fluffy formula that easily blends into a natural, fresh glow. Easily blendable allowing you to control converge with your fingertips.

Hydrating cream formula Sheer and luminous finish Quick drying.

When I first swatched this cream blush I found that it really does give a beautiful, natural glowing flush to the skin. It blends easily and is long wearing. The colour intensity is buildable – so I can see it working for a wide range of skintones. I apply it with my fingers, and then blend it with either a brush or a sponge.

Based on how easy to apply and how natural the finish is, I’ll likely pick up a few more shades the next time I’m stocking up on mascara.

Quo Beauty Featherweight Cream Blush

Have you tried this cream blush? Do you use cream blushes?

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

Kaelen Harwell Refining Roman Chamomile Ylang Ylang Cleanser Review

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Today I have a review of the Kaelen Harwell Refining Roman Chamomile Ylang Ylang Cleanser – this was also one of my top cleansers that I judged as a part of the Cert-Clean Clean Beauty Awards last year, and I’ve been using it on and off since then. [info in italics taken from the Kaelen Harwell website]

This creamy cleanser hydrates and soothes dry, sensitive, or dehydrated skin.  It also helps to calm rosacea.

This is the cleanser that I reach for whenever my skin is feeling dry or sensitive. It is super gentle, and hydrating, but still makes my skin feel clean without feeling stripped or irritated.

I love cream cleansers – especially in the colder months when my skin needs an extra boost of hydration!

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Olea Europaea (Organic Olive) Oil, Aspalathus Linearis (Organic Rooibos) Extract, Emulsifying Wax NF, Glycerin, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Ananas Comosus (Organic Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Organic Papaya) Leaf Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C) Ester, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Oenotheris Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Chamomilla Recutita (Blue Chamomile) Essential Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Essential Oil, Cedrus Deodara (Cedarwood) Essential Oil, Boswelia Carterii (Frankincense) Essential Oil, Cananga Odorata Var. Genuina (Ylang Ylang II) Essential Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Essential Oil.

Have you tried this cream cleanser? Do you have a fave?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this was one of the facial cleansers that I received as a judge for the 2019 Cert-Clean Clean Beauty Awards. My opinion is always based on my personal experience with the product.