Empties – February 2021

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Today I’m sharing my empties for February. I didn’t finish up a lot this month, but progress is progress when it comes to using up my stash and not letting things go to waste! Let’s take a closer look, and I’ll let you know if the products are something that I will re-purchase (either right away, or eventually) or not at all. I’ll also link to the original reviews.


Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream SPF 30 – I love this, and would buy it again eventually. I have a few on my list that I want to try with a higher SPF, so it will be wish-listed for now. Review is here.

Derma MD Glamour Lip Plump – this was a PR product from several years ago! I really liked it, but it got lost in my stash and its really time to let it go! Review is here.


Poetic Blend The Timeless Oil – I won this in a giveaway. I loved this facial oil! I’m not sure if it is still available or not, but if it is, I would buy it once I use up my facial oil stash. Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Facial Detox Clarify + Clear Mask – I think that this might be my second sample of this facial mask. Really great for a spot treatment for an emergency breakout as it is targeted more for oily / acne prone skin, but I’d buy this as it WORKS! Review is here.

Sothys La Creme Yeux-Lèvres (Eye and Lip Cream) – This was a PR gifted product. The jar was huge, and it took me forever to use it up because you only need the tiniest amount. Because it is such a rich eye cream, I only used it at night. It is an expensive product, so it doesn’t work my budget right now. Review is here.

Be On Me Face Cream Sensitive – This was PR gifted. Such a great facial cream. Hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy. Until I finish up a few more moisturizers in my stash, it will go on my wishlist. Review is here.


Lowen’s Super Salve – PR gifted. This SAVED my poor dry hands this winter. I plan to buy another jar of this stuff as soon as I finish up a few more salves from my stash. Review is here.

UnderCarriage Deodorant Cream No BS formula, Gerouli scent – Already re-purchased a replacement! This is probably the best baking soda free natural deodorant that I’ve tried thus far. It lasts longer than most, and even the Mister likes using it! Review is here.

Have you finished up much this month? Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: This post contains a mix of products that I purchased, and PR gifted items, all are identified. However, my opinion is my own whether a product has been purchased or gifted.

June 2017 Empties

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I’m still working my way through my stash. This month I finished up a few things…

June 2017 Empties

Three of the products are not cruelty free – The Marc Anthony Grow Long Caffeine Ginseng Shampoo and Conditioner, and the Deep Repair Aloe Vera Conditioning Treatment (Ipsy Glam Bag). I had purchased the shampoo and conditioner at the same time as the dry shampoo, thinking that Marc Anthony products were cruelty free – because they were at one point. See the below photo:

The photo on the left is from the shampoo, the photo on the right is from an older Marc Anthony hair product – see the difference – it used to say no animal testing and they don’t anymore.

Anyways, because I did not realize my mistake until two weeks after purchasing, I used the shampoo and conditioner up rather than throw them out. I won’t be repurchasing because they are no longer cruelty free.

June 2017 Empties

Sunday Riley C.E.O. Moisturizer, reviewed here. This was just ok for me as it was too highly scented for my liking. I won’t be purchasing the full size.

Tarte Maracuja Oil, reviewed here. I like this facial oil, but I won’t be purchasing right now as I have a few facial oils in my stash currently.

Derma MD Enzyme Cleanser*, reviewed here. I liked this facial cleanser, but again, I have several cleansers in my stash to use up.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Perfect C Serum 17%*, reviewed here. I really liked this C serum, but I loved the 25% one. I want to try a C serum from The Ordinary, before deciding whether or not to purchase MyChelle Dermaceuticals Perfect C Serum 25%.

Haus of Gloi Pumpkin Butter in Haus Amber – The Pumpkin Butters form Haus of Gloi are my absolute fave body butters. I have a few more in my stash to use up.

Nuworld Botanicals Multi-Nutritive 3-in-1 Oil for Bath, Body & Hair in Anxiety Relief*, reviewed here. I love these multi-purpose oils. I mostly used this one in the bath. I have a few more bath and body oils to use up, but this is on my wishlist.

Have you finished up much this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Products marked with * are PR samples.


Weekly Re-cap (Oct 3rd to 9th)

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Time for another weekly re-cap here at abrashattitude!

Monday, October 3rd: Project Pan 12 Week 4 Review and Update

Project Pan 12 - Brazen Cosmetics

Wednesday, October 5th: Maison Jacynthe Eau Florale de Rose

Maison Jacynthe Eau Florale de Rose

Friday, October 7th: Derma MD Reviews and Giveaway

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for individual product disclaimers. Products given for testing and review purposes are indicated. However, my opinion is my own, and based on my experience of using the product(s).

Derma MD Canada Reviews

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Today I’m reviewing a few products that were sent to me for review from Derma MD Canada (the Canadian distributor for Derma MD Skincare).

Glamour Lip Plump

Lip plumpers are still one of the hottest products out there to complete a skincare program. Most of us do not want LIP augmentation, but we definitely want soft, full, supple lips. As we mature, we lose volume (collagen) in our lips, much like our face, but our Derma MD Canada Glamour LIP plumper will help you get that fullness back. Our proprietary formulation contains hyaluronic acid micro-spheres, niacin, antioxidants and peptides. Your lips will LOVE how they look and feel. Non-sticky or burning like most plumpers in the marketplace.

These lip plumper glosses are available in six different shades – Baby Doll Pink, Candy Pink, Coral Vixen, Golden Goddess, Peach Bellini, and Vixen Red. I received “Golden Goddess” – in the tube it looks full on gold metallic. Thankfully it does not apply like that!

Derma MD Glamour Lip Plump

Athough the Glamour Lip Plumper applies like a gloss, it doesn’t have that goopy, sticky feeling that I hate. Instead it feels super moisturizing. It does tingle a little when first applied, but not in that worrisome “oh no, my lips are melting off” kind of feeling. I really didn’t think that I would like this, but I’ve been using it daily!

Below are photos taken to try to illustrate the plumping effect on my lips. The first photo is immediately after applying, and the second is after 10 minutes. I tried to keep the same expression in both shots.

The Glamour Lip Plumper smells kind of like a cross between butterscotch pudding and mint – that might be a weird combination, but there is something that I like about the scent.

Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid Micro-Spheres, Tri-Peptide 1, Retinyl Palmitate, Benzyl Nicotinate (Niacin), Camphor, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

Enzymatic Cleanser – Pineapple / Papaya

The mild enzymes of pineapple and papaya combined with chamomile and additional plant extracts, will gently digest dead skin cells leaving it soft, hydrated and feeling fresh. Enzymes are non-abrasive to the skin. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive.

This thick yellow gel cleanser smells like pineapple! (And thankfully not like papaya – I have an aversion to the scent). It is super gentle on the skin. It exfoliates without abrading the skin which is perfect for sensitive skin like mine!

Ingredients: Water (aqua), sodium lauryl sarcosinate, lauramidoropyl betaine, decy glucoside, glycerin, xanthan gum, pineapple (ananas sativus) extract, papain, chamomile (chamomile recutita ) extract, grapefruit (citrus grandis) oil, panthenol, phenocarboxymethyl cellulose, grape seed extract, vitamin E acetate,grapefruit, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyglycerin, butylene glycol, citric acid, potassium sorbate, potassium hydroxide.

Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator

This anti-inflammatory, antioxidant formula combines caviar and AstaXanthin, one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants! It works to slow down the aging process and rejuvenate the skin giving it a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Reduces erythema (redness) and calms the skin, including rosacea skin types. This product makes a beautiful primer for makeup, smoothing the skin and creating the perfect canvas for foundation.

This serum can also be used as a makeup primer. When I first did a patch test on my arm – I immediately thought that it felt more like a primer than a serum to me. The dimethicone helps to smooth out the skin before foundation. I think that I will get more use of this once the weather gets colder, and my skin starts to get a little dry. It has a very mild medicinal type scent, not perfumey or overpowering at all. The serum plays well with concealer, liquid and powder foundation, as well as with BB/CC creams, without any creasing, always a good thing!

Derma MD Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator

Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Cross Polymer, Dimethicone, PEG 10 Rapeseed Sterol Tribehenin, Ceramide 2, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, SD Alcohol 40B, Camellia Oleifera Seed Extract, Cymbidium Gandiflorum Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Carica Fruit Extract (Papaya), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin c), Bisabolol, retinyl palmitate, Phytantriol, caviar extract, astaxanthin, copper tripeptide 1, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Red 30 Lake, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance.

Derma MD Canada kindly offered to do giveaway for my Canadian readers! The prize is a $200 Gift Card for Derma MD Canada (to be drawn in two weeks), click for the  Rafflecopter link. You will receive a $15 coupon (for shopping on the website) just for entering the giveaway.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I received these products from Derma MD Canada for testing and review purposes, however my opinion is my own, based on my experience in using these products.