Weekly Recap Mar 26th to Apr 1st

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out and want to quickly and easily catch up on what I’ve been testing out this week.

Monday, March 26th – Wet n Wild UltimateBrow Retractable Review (Medium Brown)

 

Wednesday, March 28th – Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer Review

Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer

Friday, March 30th – Everyday Minerals Velvet Eyeshadow in Fresh Glowing Review

 

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: All products purchased by me – thank you me, I love you!

Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer Review

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Today I have a review of the Firming DMAE Moisturizer from Derma E. I purchased this moisturizer after using up one of the moisturizers in my stash and have been testing it out for several weeks. [info in italics taken from the Derma E website]

Derma E DMAE Firming Moisturizer

Visibly firm, lift and smooth skin with this skin-firming formula. Rich in moisture and nutrients, this nourishing cream contains ingredients shown to help addressing loss of elasticity. Our formula contains DMAE, known as nature’s firming agent, Alpha Lipoic Acid, known as the universal antioxidant and C-Ester plus moisturizing Jojoba Oil and nourishing Vitamins A and E. This replenishing formula leaves skin thoroughly hydrated, nourished and firmer-looking. Ideal for those who are looking to visibly firm and lift the face or neck. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.

This moisturizer suggests that you do a patch test before using due to Alpha Lipoic Acid can cause a reaction in some people’s skin. Because I have sensitive skin, I always do a patch test for new skincare, first on my arm, then on my neck before putting anything on my face these days.

It has a very faint tingle when applied. Not a “Danger! Face melting off!” tingle. The feeling is hard to describe. The closest feeling would be to that of a really gentle lip plumper.

Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer

It is very rich, and hydrating, but doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. And it makes my skin look super smooth! As an added plus, it works like a primer with my Deciem Serum Foundation, and various concealers in my stash. I haven’t tested it with any other foundations in my stash yet.

Derma E Firming DMAE Moisturizer

Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Thioctic (Alpha Lipoic) Acid, Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Polysorbate 20, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.

Overall I’m really happy with the Firming DMAE Moisturizer. I have my eye on a few cleansers that I would like to try once I finish up one more from my skincare stash.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Weekly Recap Mar 5th to 11th

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

Monday, Mar 5th – Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub Review

 

Wednesday, Mar 7th – abrashattitude.com turns 3!

3rd Blogiversary for abrashattitude.com!

Friday, Mar 9th – Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer Review

 

It snowed in Montreal yet again, sigh, I wish that spring would get here already! I’m sick of wearing my winter stuff.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Products came in my Petit Vour monthly subscription that I pay for.

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

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Today I’m reviewing the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub from Derma E, a brand that I’ve been wanting to try for ages. This sample sized tube came in my February Petit Vour subscription box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

Petit Vour February 2018

Gentle enough for daily use, this detox scrub lifts away micro-pollutants and impurities while promoting oxygenation for a fresh, healthy radiance. Doctor developed and clinically tested, this revitalizing formula contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea.

 

Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps remove toxins from the skin’s surface. Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away micro-pollutants, and Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense.

 

Ideal for oily and active skin types and even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested), this formula boosts skin purity for a refreshed, glowing complexion. 

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

Because I have sensitive skin, that is easily irritated, I only use facial scrubs about once or twice a week. I really like this facial scrub as it is fairly gentle and doesn’t make my skin feel dry or irritated, while at the same time, it makes my skin feel like it has been super deep cleansed.

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Gel Extract*, Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Coco-Caprylate (Coconut Derived), Charcoal Powder, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame, Kimarine®) Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Menthol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Xanthan Gum, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Coco-Glucoside (Coconut Derived), Glyceryl Oleate (Plant Derived), Iron Oxides, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

I’m so happy that I finally got to try something from Derma E! I’m fairly certain that it won’t be the last time you will see a Derma E product tested out and reviewed here.

Have you tried anything from Derma E? What do you recommend?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day ❤

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

Weekly Recap Feb 26th to Mar 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, Feb 26th – Essence Instant Volume Boost Mascara Review

Wednesday, Feb 28th – Petit Vour Unboxing & First Impressions February 2018

Petit Vour February 2018

Friday, Mar 2nd – Empties February 2018

Empties Feb 2018

I finally had the energy to get back to doing yoga a few times this week, yay!

Hope you all have a great week ahead! Thanks for reading ❤

Disclosure: All products purchased by me!

Petit Vour Unboxing February 2018

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My Petit Vour box just arrived, and I thought that I would share my unboxing with you today!

Petit Vour Unboxing February 2018

Just a reminder, the box is $23 USD per box for Canada (it is $18 USD per month for the US, and $25 USD per month for all other countries). I’m using the exchange rate that I paid this month’s box in calculating the overall value – I paid $29.33 CAD for the February box.

Let’s take a look inside!

Petit Vour February 2018

Elate Cosmetics Creme Revealer in shade Porcelain – I was surprised to see a concealer in a perfect shade for me. I can’t wait to test this out over the next couple of days.

Petit Vour February 2018

Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub – I’ve wanted to try Derma E for a long time, so I’m super happy that I got this sample sized facial scrub! I can’t wait to try this out.

Petit Vour February 2018

Red Apple Lipstick Lip Liner in shade Natural – I’ve never tried this brand before, so I’m excited as it seems to be a perfect shade for several of the MLBB / nude lipsticks in my collection.

Petit Vour February 2018

Zabana Essentials Tamanu Calendula Healing Anti-Blemish Face Balm – This face balm sounds great, looking forward to trying this one out.

Petit Vour February 2018

All in all, I think that this month’s box was great! The contents are valued at $52 USD, and using the exchange rate that I paid for this month’s box, that works out to be $66.30 CAD.

Reviews to follow once I’ve had a chance to test everything out.

Disclosure: I pay for this subscription.