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.

Cumulative Empties Sep 2021 to Feb 2022

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Skincare

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Today I have my empties that I’ve accumulated over the past six months. There actually should be more, but I think that a few things got misplaced or recycled.

Skincare:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Skincare

Made for Me Hydrating Moisturizer and Brightening C Serum (*PR Gifted) – Both the moisturizer and serum are amazing, and I’d would highly recommend both of them. I have a bunch of serums and moisturizers to use up in my stash, but I would purchase these. Reviews are here.

Haircare:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Haircare

Garnier Fructis Hydrating Treat Conditioner (Aloe Extract) – This is a great budget friendly conditioner. I would re-purchase this eventually – but right now I’m committed to using the Keratinworks line to maintain my hair post salon treatment. Review is here.

EVOLVh Smart Start Leave-In Conditioner (*PR Gifted) and Ultrashine Moisture Shampoo – Both are amazing, and I could see myself purchasing eventually. Reviews are here and here.

Kristin Ess Beach Wave Spray – This is a great product for enhancing my wavy hair and giving it that beachy wave effect. I would re-purchase eventually. Review is here.

Noughty To The Rescue Intense Moisture Treatment – An awesome budget friendly hair mask – I loved this, and would likely repurchase. Review is here.

Bath and Body:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Bodycare

Haus of Gloi Lily Cake Bubbling Scrub (*This was birthday gift) – I love the bubbling scrubs from Haus of Gloi. I’ve purchased them many times over the years in different scents, and will do so again eventually.

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Body Cream – I’ve purchased this several times, and will do so again eventually. It is such an amazing body cream. Review is here.

Naturewell Hydrolyzed Collagen Moisture Cream (*PR gifted) – Another amazing body cream. Great for winter dryness. I would purchase this one as it is super effective and budget friendly. Review is here.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Salt of the Earth Sea Salt Scrub – I would definitely re-purchase this body scrub. It smells amazing, its super hydrating, and exfoliates really well. Review is here.

Makeup:

Empties Sep 21 to Feb 22 Makeup

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara – I liked this mascara, scored it a 6.25 out of 7. It was good, but not holy grail for me. Review is here.

Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! and #Lashes of the Day Mascaras – Bye Bye Panda Eyes I scored 6.25 out of 7, but I found that this mascara got better over time. I would buy this one again, because it improved, so I’d increase the score to 6.75 out of 7. Lashes of the day scored higher at 6.5 out of 7, but it didn’t get any better over time, so I don’t think I would repurchase. Reviews are here and here.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Mascara – This mascara scored a 6 out of 7. It was good, but not great for me. I’ve tried and liked other Covergirl mascaras better. Review is here.

So did you finish up many products over the past couple of months?

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Disclosure: All products disclosed above, and in the original blog post reviews. My opinion is my own regardless of if I purchased it, or if it was gifted.

elf Cosmetics Lash It Loud Mascara Review

elf Cosmetics Lash It Loud Mascara

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Today I have a review of the elf Cosmetics Lash It Loud Mascara – I purchased it in early January and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the elf Cosmetics website]

elf Cosmetics Lash It Loud Mascara

What is it? A mega volume mascara that helps your lashes look fuller, bolder and longer than ever.

Why we love?

  • Achieve mega volume lashes instantly
  • Volumizing mascara is formulated with intensely rich pigments for bolder than ever lashes
  • Flexible, silicone brush grips lashes from root to tip for insane volume
elf Cosmetics Lash It Loud Mascara

Volume that hits all the high notes! This formula’s intensely rich pigments easily coat lashes for a bigger and bolder look. The sleek flexible wand hugs every single lash with both vertical and horizontal bristles to amplify, define & add dimension.

elf Cosmetics Lash It Loud Mascara

This sounds like a perfect mascara for me since I prefer lots of VOLUME for my lashes. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am super picky about mascara. I have long, stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water resistant.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Lash It Loud Mascara score?

elf Cosmetics Lash It Loud Mascara

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 Not waterproof mascara, but held up well during cold weather eye watering for me!

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 Ok volume, great length. I was hoping for mega volume.

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It holds a curl pretty well, wish it had better hold

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 no itchy eyes!

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7 – which is pretty good! The brush shape works great for my inner and outer lashes. I prefer the volume that the Big Mood Waterproof Mascara gives my lashes, so I’m probably going to try the non-waterproof formula to see how it compares.

I love that elf Cosmetics is cruelty free, and vegan, and affordable!

Have you tried this mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Macara Review

elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara

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elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara

Today I have a review of the elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara – I purchased it recently and have been testing it out daily. [info in italics taken from the elf Cosmetics website]

elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara

Why we love:

  • Clean, waterproof formula
  • Plumps and lifts your lashes all day
  • Smooth, creamy formula infused with jojoba wax to hold lashes’ curl
  • Effortless application in one stroke
  • Hourglass-shaped brush head to separate and define lashes
  • Smudge- and flake-resistant formula
elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara

Bring the drama and take on the world with #BigMoodEnergy—our best-selling Big Mood Mascara is now available in a waterproof formula! This clean, volumizing and lifting waterproof mascara gives you that extra-bold and defined false lash effect without smudging or flaking in one smooth swipe. The hourglass brush head features intertwined bristles to load up your look with pigment and separate lashes, while the creamy, jojoba wax-infused formula holds your lashes’ curl all day.

elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara

Based on the description of the elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara, this sounds like a great mascara for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am very very picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water resistant.

elf Cosmetics Big Mood Waterproof Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Big Mood Waterproof Mascara score?

1. waterproof / water resistant +1

2. smudge-proof +1

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +3/4 Good volume, great length, but I always want MORE VOLUME!

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It holds a curl pretty well, wish it had better hold

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 no itchy eyes!

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.5 out of 7 – which is pretty damn good! I especially love the chunky hourglass wand – it works well for my lashes and eye shape. I love that elf Cosmetics is cruelty free, and vegan, and affordable!

Have you tried this mascara?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara Review

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Essence Cosmetics Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara – I purchased it recently and have been testing it out daily. [info in italics taken from the Essence website]

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

say bye bye to those panda eyes and hello to clean volume and defined lashes! this mascara is made to last all day without smudging or clumping with our tubular formula. plus its easy to remove with just warm water. vegan. paraben free. oil free. perfume free. alcohol free. 

Based on the description of the Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Smudge-proof Volumizing and Defining Mascara, this sounds like a great mascara for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am very very picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water resistant. I’m trying not to use waterproof mascara these days.

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 surprisingly water resistant, yet easy to remove

2. smudge-proof +1 no panda eyes for me!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 not as volumizing as I had hoped, gives beautiful length though

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It holds a curl ok, wish it was a better hold

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 no itchy eyes!

Essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! Mascara

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7. I like it a lot, and I hope that as it dries out, that the curl holding power and volume will increase.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara by LashBlast Review

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara by LashBlast – I purchased it a few weeks ago and have been testing it out. [info in italics taken from the Covergirl Canada website and from the packaging]

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara gives you exceptional lash fullness that’s soft even to the touch and is perfect for everyday wear. With our new petal-shaped brush and mousse formula with natural beeswax, lashes are never stiff or brittle. So bring out every last lash, and embrace you in full bloom!

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Full Lash Bloom brush, with short and long bristles, creates volume from root to tip and combs and coats lashes evenly for full separated volume. Waterproof formula provides volume that stays soft to the touch all day.

Based on the description of the Full Lash Bloom Mascara, this sounds like a great mascara for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and at least water-resistant.

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Full Lash Bloom Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 Waterproof!

2. smudge-proof +1 No smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1 No flakes or clumps!

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 The volume was ok. Not the full volume that I was hoping for.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 Did not hold a curl as well as I had hoped. Surprising for a waterproof formula, usually they hold a curl much better.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Covergirl Full Lash Bloom Waterproof Mascara

Overall I would give this mascara a 6 out of 7. If it held a curl better and had better volume, I would have scored it higher. I like it, but it’s definitely not a holy grail mascara for me. If the mascara starts to perform better as it dries out a bit, I will re-evaluate my score.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara Review

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

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Today I have a review of the Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara – I purchased it in my last mini haul from well.ca. [info in italics taken from the Flower Beauty website]

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

LASHES GO ROYAL with soft, fanned-out volume and lavish lift. Our exclusive royal hourglass brush lifts and coats every lash from root to tip for silky, luscious lashes. Our buildable, clump free formula thickens, curls and volumizes for a full coverage lash look fit for a princess. One coveted shade, rich and hyper pigmented sets a new standard in darkness.
100% saw lush, thick lashes*
+112% soft, fanned-out volume*

Based on the description of the Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara, this sounds perfect for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly so mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I use a lash curler and I need a mascara will hold a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant.

I do like the hourglass brush, it works well with my eye shape, and allows me to get all my lashes coated, even the tiny ones.

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant +1 Not waterproof, but it withstood my watery eyes, so quite water-resistant

2. smudge-proof +1 Not a waterproof formulation, but no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1/2 I was disappointed that it did not give my lashes better volume

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It held a curl, but not amazingly well

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.25 out of 7. If it held a curl better and had better volume, I would have scored it higher. I like it, but it’s not a holy grail mascara for me.

Flower Beauty Warrior Princess Mascara

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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

Bloomiss Blooming Lashes Mascara Review

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen in my stories that I recently received a PR package from Bloomiss – they’re a Canadian brand that specializes in beauty, skincare and aromatherapy. I received the Tension Balm, a Natural Tinted Lip Balm, and the Blooming Lashes Mascara. Today I’m reviewing the Blooming Lashes Mascara. [info in italics taken from the Bloomiss website]

Blooming Lashes Mascara will give your eye lashes a treatment that is nourishing and conditioning, making sure to keep them healthy. That’s not all…we all know volume is key with lashes, so this special formula will lengthen and give your lashing natural looking volume in a deep black to make your eyes pop.  It’s a 100% natural clean mascara that you will feel good about putting on your eye lashes. A mascara that is toxin-free, paraben-free, and free from any harmful chemicals. 

Based on the description of the Blooming Lashes Mascara, this sounds like my kind of mascara. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly so mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I need to use a lash curler and I need a mascara that holds a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant. I have not had a lot of luck with any of the more natural mascara formulations that I’ve tried so far, but I’m always willing to try another one!

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Blooming Lashes Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant  +3/4 Not waterproof, but it withstood my watery eyes fairly well!

2. smudge-proof +1 This was surprising as it is not a waterproof formulation, but I had no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1 Gave my lashes pretty good volume!

6. must hold a curl +3/4 It held a curl for several hours, but not as long as I had hoped! If it improves as it starts to dry out a bit, I will update my score.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1 Probably the most eye friendly mascara formulation I’ve ever tried!

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.5 out of 7 – the highest score I’ve ever given to a natural-based mascara!

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, this product was gifted, but my opinion is always my own.

Essence Lashes of the Day Super Volume Mascara Review

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Today I have a review of the Essence #Lashes of the Day Super Volume Mascara that I purchased awhile back in my little haul from Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty [info in italics taken from the Shoppers website].

Have a #fabulash day with look at me lashes! This Super volume mascara will give you the perfect curl. The brush is designed to evenly apply mascara to each and every lash.

Based on the description of the Lashes of the Day Super Volume Mascara, this sounds perfect for me. If you’ve been reading abrashattitude.com for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly so mega picky about mascara. I have long, super stick-straight lashes that are quite light in colour considering my natural hair colour is dark brown. I need to use a lash curler and I need a mascara that holds a curl. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant.

I have seven requirements for a mascara, and I’ll comment on each requirement and score each point. So how did the Essence #Lashes of the Day Super Volume Mascara measure up?

1. waterproof / water resistant  – Not waterproof, but it withstood my watery eyes, so quite water-resistant +1

2. smudge-proof +1 This was surprising as it is not a waterproof formulation, but I had no smudging!

3. non-flaking / non-clumping – If you don’t wipe the excess of the ends of the mascara wand, if can get a little on the clumpy side. +1

4. must be DARK black (not blackish, not brown black, and definitely not grey black) +1 Super dark black!

5. volumizing +1 Pretty great volume

6. must hold a curl +1/2 It holds a curl pretty well for several hours, but not all day. Hopefully this will improve as the mascara dries out, if it does, I will revise my score.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Overall I would give this mascara a 6.5 out of 7. If it held a curl better, I would have scored it higher. Nearly perfect, but not quite holy grail for me.

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

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