Shop My Stash – Spring Blush Edit

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Shop My Stash - Spring Blush Edit

Today I have another Shop My Stash post – this time with my picks for warm toned blushes for spring.

Let’s take a look, going clockwise from the top:

Shop My Stash - Spring Blush Edit

 

Milani Luminoso – a classic peachy toned blush with gold shimmer. I tend to only use this one in the warm months. Review is here.

Juice Beauty Phyto Pigments Last Looks Cream Blush 04 Flush – Because I’m so fair, I have to be careful with this cream blush, but lightly applied, really gives my skin a healthy and natural looking flush. Review is here.

Essence Silky Touch Blush 10 Adorable – This one is pinky peach toned, very pretty. Review is here.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Paaarty –  This came in the 2017 Sephora Birthday Gift perk. I really love this one, it swatches more pink toned on me. Review is here

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blissful – a matte peach blush. I only ever reach for this one in the spring / summer. I admit that I’ve had this one FOREVER. Review is here.

I swatched the blushes far heavier than I would actually wear on my face, just so you can really see the shade differences between them all.

Shop My Stash - Spring Blush Edit

From left to right – Milani Luminoso, Juice Beauty Flush, Essence Adorable, Tarte Paaarty, and Tarte Blissful.

Do you have a favourite blush (or blushes) for spring?

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: I purchased these things, except for Tarte Paaarty – this was a Sephora Beauty Insider Perk Birthday Gift.

 

 

Monthly Empties – March 2018

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Today I’d like to share my monthly empties with you. I’ve been making great progress in using up products in my stash and only purchasing replacements as I use things up!

Skincare:

Empties March 2018

Natura Siberica Saaremaa Moisturizing Hand Cream – I’ve been using this hand cream since I was gifted it when we were in Estonia in August. I’m sad that this one is empty, it was so good! Hopefully I’ll be able to get my hands on another tube via the Mr’s Eestie family. Review is here. (Gift from family)

Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream – This small pot of cream was heaven-sent! I used this one up during our cold snap and it really helped with any dry patches. Review is here. (Petit Vour subscription paid for by me)

The Ordinary Argireline Solution – At first I wasn’t sure that this watery serum was doing anything, but I noticed a difference after around 2 to 3 months. I use it on my forehead and around my mouth. I just got a backup of this one. Review is here. (Purchased by me)

Naruko Rose & Botanic HA Aqua Cubic Hydrating Sheet Mask – I actually remembered to keep the package for my monthly empties! This facial mask is gloriously rose scented and super hydrating. There is tons of essence / serum. I think I only have one more of these masks in my stash. Review is here. (PR Sample)

Sothys Crème Jeunesse / Youth Cream – This was such a beautiful facial cream. I used it day and night all winter. Very rich and hydrating without feeling heavy or greasy. Review is here. (PR Sample)

Farmacy Beauty Clear Bloom Cleansing Oil – This was probably the first cleansing oil that I had ever used. It works so well to effectively yet gently remove makeup and deep clean the skin without drying it out. I’m currently using the Farmacy Green Clean Balm, so I don’t need to replace this one just yet. Review is here. (Purchased by me)

The Ordinary HA 2% Serum – This might be the second or third bottle that I’ve used up. Since a lot fo the products that I use have HA in them, I don’t feel that I need to replace this for the hopefully upcoming warmer weather, but will probably return to this serum in the colder months. Review is here. (Purchased by me)

Makeup & Essential Oils

Empties March 2018

Now Essential Oils Peaceful Sleep / Peaceful Night Blend – This one is used nightly at our house. It is a lovely blend of orange, tangerine, lavender, chammomile, ylang ylang and sandalwood. I’ve already re-purchased the 30ml bottle. (Purchased by me).

Essence Volume Styliste 18h Curl & Hold Mascara – I liked this mascara, but I prefer the False Lash one better. Review is here. (Purchased by me).

It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream – This was great because it has a high SPF, but I want something with lighter coverage. Plus I’ve had it since 2015, so it was time to get rid of it. Review is here (Purchased by me).

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Cream – I never wear this pink toned nude lipstick, and the scent is starting to go off, so it is time to declutter this one from my stash. Review is here. (Purchased by me).

Empties March 2018

So there you have it, I think that I made great progress in working my way through my stash this month! How about you, have you finished up much this month?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure – all products have been identified as being either gifted (from family), PR, or purchased by me.

Best of 2017 – Makeup

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Today I’m sharing my top makeup picks for 2017. These are all new to me products that I’ve tested out during the year, and do not include any old favourites. These products are the most used, and most loved additions to my makeup collection in 2017.

Best of 2017 Makeup

Masion Jacynthe Fluide de Teint / Fluid Foundation (PR Sample) – This is the perfect foundation for this time of year when my skin needs extra moisture as this is a hydrating and dewy finish foundation. I’ve been adding in a little of one of my paler foundations to get a perfect shade match for my winter pale skin. Reviewed here.

The Ordinary Serum Foundation – This is a great all year round foundation as it contains some SPF, and is lightweight, with what I would call a semi-matte finish (not a super flat matte). I have this in two shades (1.2P and 1.1N). I’d like to try the 1.1P next. Lately I’ve been mixing the two together to make the perfect shade for me! Reviewed here and here.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder – I use this powder to set my Maison Jacynthe Fluid Foundation, to make the finish is little less dewy, and to cut down on shine on my nose for other foundations. Reviewed here.

Maison Jacynthe Illuminateur / Illuminator  (PR Sample) – I have this in the shade Sparkling Sun, a pale gold toned highlighter. It is great for adding a subtle glow to the skin. Out of all the highlighters that I own, I seem to use this one the most. Reviewed here.

Hey Honey Active Propolis Cream Concealer – This concealer works so well for the under eye area as it hydrates and conceals. Reviewed here.

Best of 2017 Makeup

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in Pepper, Rhubarb, and Verbena – I’ve been wearing these lipsticks ALL THE TIME since purchasing my first one in the spring. The best lipstick formula I’ve ever tried. Reviewed here, here and here.

Sothys Paris Velvet Effect Lipstick in Rose le Pic (PR Sample) – This lipstick formula comes close to the perfection of the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick. It is a very wearable rose shade that I’ve been wearing a lot. Reviewed here.

Essence Cosmetics The False Lashes Mascara – This is the best non-waterproof mascara I’ve ever tried. My eyes water easily, so most non-waterproof mascaras are a no-go for me. This one has everything I look for in a mascara – deep, dark, ultra black, volumizing, lengthening, AND hold a curl without flaking or running / smearing. I need to pick up a new tube asap! Reviewed here.

What were your most favourite products for 2017?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: All PR Samples identified, the rest have been purchased by me. My opinion is my own.

Weekly Recap To Sept 25th to Oct 1st

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Just a little recap of the past week’s blog posts in case you’ve missed out…

Monday, Sept 25th – Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Review

Wednesday, Sept 27th – Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Mini Lipstick in Verbena

Friday, Sept 29th – Milani The Multitasker Face Powder Review

So there you have it! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing my monthly empties.

Have a beautiful week! Thanks for reading ❤

Disclosure: I purchased all the things.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder Review

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Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

Today I have a review of The Multitasker Face Powder from Milani Cosmetics. I purchased this recently when I was in Nova Scotia visiting my parents earlier this month. I’ve never see Milani at pharmacies here in Montreal, so whenever I’m in NS, I always look for Milani – plus it happened to be on sale! (Info in italics is taken from the Milani website)

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

This matte, oil-free powder performs as a foundation, a shine-zapping touch-up and even a highlighter and bronzer—depending on the shade. An instant addiction for anyone on-the-go, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

I’ve been using this face powder as a setting powder and for touch-ups during the day. It is matte, but I use it over my more dewy finish foundations to achieve a not quite dewy, not quite matte, finish. Hopefully that makes sense. I don’t like a super, flat, matte finish for my skin, but I think that it would achieve that if used over a matte finish foundation if that is your preference.

Milani FP5

The Multitasker Face Powder is currently listed as being available in six different shades – 02 Light Medium,, 03 Medium, 04 Light Tan, 05 Tan, 06 Medium Tan, and 07 Dark Tan. I have shade 02 Light Medium, which is a perfect shade match for me.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder

The compact is metallic looking plastic on the outside and cheap plastic looking on the inside – but it is a sturdy casing. On the inside there is mirror, and a small velvet pad application in the compartment under the powder. I rarely ever use the pad that comes with as I prefer to use a brush for applying powder, but kept it for touch-ups.

All in all, I like this face powder.

Have you tried this one? What is your fave face powder?

Disclosure: I purchased this.

 

August 2017 Empties

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August 2017 Empties

Today I have my empties for the month of August. Once again I did not finish up as many things as I had hoped – sometimes a cleanser will last way longer than anticipated! Being away for two weeks in August also meant that I was using far less from my stash.

Skincare:

August 2017 Empties

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Remakable Retinal Serum* (originally reviewed here). This is a great retinol serum, it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I’m currently using the Advanced Retinoid 2% from The Ordinary which also agrees with my sensitive skin so I won’t be re-purchasing this one right now, but it will be added to my wish list.

Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Deep Dive Cleansing Gel (Ipsy unbagging here). This is such a small sample, so I can really only give a first impression of this cleanser – it was ok. Not amazing, not terrible. I wouldn’t purchase the full size because it didn’t wow me.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B6 (originally reviewed here). This is a great and super affordable hyaluronic acid serum. I’m currently testing out the Moisturizing Factors + Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary now that the weather is starting to cool down, so I haven’t repurchased this one yet.

Makeup Clearout:

August 2017 Empties

Technically none of the mascaras are empties, but I try to replace my mascaras every three months, sometimes longer if I don’t use it that often.

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara# (originally reviewed here). I won this in a giveaway from Rachael (Helpless Whilst Drying). Despite my preference for waterproof mascara, this one worked pretty well for me, it just did not want to hold a curl for more than four hours for my stubborn, stick straight lashes.

Annabelle Big Show Waterproof Mascara (originally reviewed here). I think that this is my second (or third) tube of this mascara. This tube wasn’t as good as the one that I had originally reviewed. It did not seem to be as volumizing as the first one. I still think that my fave mascara is from Essence (I ❤ Extreme Volume Waterproof) which I just replaced.

Bellapierre VolumeLash Waterproof Mascara (Ipsy unboxing here). This mascara is not the one for me. It is waterproof and a deep, dark, black shade, but I found that it tended to flake a little and irritate my eyes when I used it again recently. It made my lashes look super long, but did not add volume. I won’t be replacing this one.

Milani Color StatementLipstick in 40 Cabaret Blend (originally reviewed here). This one has started to go off. Because it has a fairly strong fruit punch scent, it doesn’t smell fully rancid, just slightly off. I rarely use this one, and have some similar shades in my collection so I won’t be replacing this one.

What did you finish up this month? I have a few cleansers, scrubs  and facial masks that are just taking FOREVER to finish. Hopefully they will be finished by the end of September.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Products marked with * are PR Samples, products marked with # are giveaway wins, and all the rest were purchased by me. All opinions are my own based my my experience of using the product.

Weekly Re-Cap (Nov 7th – 13th)

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Just a little re-cap of the week’s blog posts here at abrashattitude.com in case you missed out.

Monday, November 7th – Project Pan 12 Collab, Week 9 Review & Update

PP12 Ren - week 9

Wednesday, November 9th – Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Champagne

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Friday, November 11th – Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner

Maui Moisture Coconut Milk

How was your week?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: Please see original reviews for product disclosure.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

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Today I’m swatching and reviewing the Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in shade 16 Bella Champagne (shimmering champagne pink) that my mother gave to me on our recent mini vacation because she thought it was too shimmery for her.

Here’s what it says on the Milani website:

Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow glides on in a single stroke, delivering a multidimensional finish. The formula starts as a gel and transforms into a stunning powder eyeshadow once applied. Use dry for a beautiful wash of color or wet for a more vivid look.

When I read the description, it seemed to me that these eyeshadows would have a bouncy texture, similar to that of the ones from ColourPop. Instead it just feels like a silky smooth, finely milled shadow – which surprises me, because shimmery shades are not always super smooth.

As for the colour description being a shimmering champagne pink, I would have to disagree somewhat, it is a shimmering champagne, but it doesn’t read pink on my skin at all unless I apply it heavily or wet.

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow

This shadow works well as an eye highlight or as a topper, but there are other shadows out there that work better for a metallic look. I like it, but I don’t LOVE it.

Have you tried any of the Bella Eyes Shadows from Milani? What did you think of them?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: My mom gave me this!

Weekly Post Re-cap with A Brash Attitude

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This is going to be a new feature on the blog – a re-cap of the week’s blog posts.

Monday, August 22nd – A review of the Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment.

Milani Moisture Lock Oil Infused Lip Treatment

Wednesday, August 24th – A review of the Butterfly Beach SuperShock Cheek Highlighter from ColourPop.

ColourPop SuperShock Cheek - Butterfly Beach

Friday, August 26th – the a brash attitude gratitude giveaway!

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤