Empties – June 2019

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Another month seems to have flown by, and I have once again managed to finish up a few things. Let’s take a look, and I’ll let you know if I plan on re-buying (either right away, or adding to my wishlist to purchase eventually) or not at all. I’ll also link to any reviews.

Empties June 2019 - Hask, EVOLVh, Nova Scotia Fisherman and Native

Hask Chia Seed Volumizing Dry Shampoo – I already have a replacement in my stash. I like this one because it doesn’t smell too strong, and it doesn’t make my hair feel weird. Review is here.

Evolvh Smart Curl Hydrating Wash and Conditioner – This was part of the EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit that was PR Gifted. The bottles are tiny but I got a surprising number of uses from them. Both are going on my wishlist, as I have other shampoo and conditioners to use up in my stash. Review is here.

Native Deodorant Sensitive Formula in Cotton + Lily – I already have a replacement in my stash, in the Rosé Scent, and the regular formula in Vanilla + Rose. I’ve been using Native Deodorants for over a year now. Review for the sensitive formula is here and the regular formula is here.

Nova Scotia Fisherman Naturally Moisturizing Hand & Body Cream – The only reason why I haven’t replaced this is because they were sold out at my local pharmacy the last time that I was buying body lotion, so I bought something else instead. I’ll definitely buy it again because it works so well and the scent is mild. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 - The Ordinary, Milani

The Ordinary Argireline Solution – This was in my recent mini project pan, it took me longer to finish than I thought it would. I have so many serums on my wishlist that I want to try, so I probably won’t re-purchase for awhile. Review is here.

Camille Beckman Glycerine Hand Therapy English Lavender – This was part of a birthday gift that I received. It was a great hand cream for winter, the glycerine made it long lasting. This was never reviewed.

Milani The Multitasker Face Powder in shade 02 Light Medium. This took me so long to finish after hitting pan. I even re-pressed it! I have other face powders to finish in my stash, so I won’t re-purchase right now. Review is here.

Not pictured: Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil – this was a Petit Vour sample. I managed to finish it up, and dropped it in the sink while rinsing it out. I really liked this facial oil, but have a few in my stash to finish up. Review is here.

Empties June 2019 -Makeup De-Stash Essenece, Stila, Tarte, Nyx

De-Stash / De-Clutter of Old Makeup: These are all more than two years old (the white eyeliner is way older than that) – time to de-stash!

Did you manage to finish up much this past month?

Thanks for reading

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Disclosure: Post contains two PR gifted items identified above. However my opinion is my own.




Empties January 2019

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I’m still working my way through my stash and using things up. I managed to finish up a few things this month. Let’s take a look and I’ll let you know if I’ve repurchased or not, or if I plan on repurchasing eventually, and I’ll include a link to the original review(s).

Empties January 2019

Native Deodorant in Lavender Rose and Cedar Sea Salt – Both myself and the mister finished our first natural deodorant sticks from Native. I’ve already purchased replacements, but this time in Hibiscus and Mint for me, and Eucalyptus and Mint for him. I’m also alternating using the sensitive formula in Cotton and Lily scent. Reviews are here and here.

LaCoupe Moroccan Rose Volume Loving Shampoo & Conditioner – This set took me six months to finish up because I can’t use it all the time as I need more hydration for my hair, nor did not give my hair any added volume – both of which I need in the winter time. I won’t be repurchasing as I have a few other shampoo & conditioner sets in my stash to use up. Review is here.

Empties January 2019

Nyx HD Concealer in Porcelain – I’ve purchased this several times since my original review in 2015, and will probably purchase it again once I use up the concealers in my stash.

Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara – This got lost in my stash, and I’ve had it open for too long. It wasn’t the one for me as it didn’t hold a curl for my stick straight lashes so I won’t purchase this one. Review is here.

Farmacy Beauty Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm – I love this cleansing balm, and plan to repurchase once I finish up another cleanser in my stash. It is super gentle and removes makeup really well (even waterproof mascara). Review is here.

Goldfaden MD Brightening Elixir / Antioxidant Serum – I really liked this serum sample from December’s Petit Vour box and would love to own a full size. But I have a few serums in my stash to use up, so it is going on my wishlist for now. Review is here.

Maison Jacynthe Eau Florale de Rose *PR sample –  I love facial mists / toners. This one is beautiful and a definite wishlist item for me as I have a few facial toners / mists to use up in my stash. I actually finished this one up a few months ago, but the bottle was hidden in my refrigerator so it kept getting left out of my monthly empties. Review is here.

Did you finish up much this month?

Thanks for reading

abrashattitude.com have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Please see original blog post reviews for individual disclosure details. However my opinion is my own, based on my experience with the products.

Native Deodorant – Sensitive Formula in Cotton + Lily Scent

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Today I have  a little review of the Sensitive Formula from Native Deodorant. Both myself and the Mister have tested out the regular formula natural deodorants and find them to work really well (review is here). I have sensitive skin, and have occasionally reacted to baking soda in natural deodorants if I use it daily for long periods of time. Because of this, I try to use a baking soda free deodorant on days that I’m working from home to give my sensitive underarm skin a break.

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

So why don’t I just use a baking soda free deodorant all the time? Honestly, it is mainly because most sensitive formula / baking soda free deodorants just don’t work that well for my body and will usually suddenly stop working after abut four hours (sometimes less).

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

So how does the Native Sensitive Deodorant measure up?

It applies smoothly without any dragging or crumbling – very creamy. The scent is subtle and fresh. And most importantly, it works for more than four hours on me! I’d say that it works well on me for about 16 hours before it starts to wear off. And when it does start to wear off, it is very gradual –  I don’t suddenly become a stink-beast (thankfully)!

Native Deodorant - Sensitive Cotton + Lily

Ingredients: Caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), arrowroot powder, stearyl alcohol, magnesium hydroxide (milk of magnesia), shea butter, coconut oil, hydrogenated castor oil, polyglycerol-3 beeswax (cera bellina wax), jojoba esters, tocopherol (Vitamin E), L. acidophilus (natural bacteria found in your body already), maltodextrin, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate + proprietary oil blend (fragrance).

I think that what makes this sensitive formula work so well  is the milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and acidophilus (probiotic) content as none of the sensitive deodorants that I’ve previously tried contained either of these ingredients.

Do you use natural deodorants? If so, which one(s) do you use?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I purchased this!

Native Deodorant Reviews

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Today I have a review of the women’s and men’s deodorants from Native. Both myself and the Mister have been testing them out for the past two and a half weeks and I think we are ready to give our opinion on the Lavender and Rose and the Cedar and Sea Salt formulas. [info in italics taken from the Native website]

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made in the United States. We never test on animals, except humans who volunteer to test Native. Native Deodorant fights odors and wetness, and is made without aluminium.

Native Deodorant

Native Deodorant is made with ingredients you can pronounce, and is made without parabens. We use baking soda to neutralize odors, arrowroot powder to absorb moisture and acidophilus to eliminate odor-causing fungi, yeast, and bacteria. Native Deodorant actively protects against odors, so you can remain active and confident all day long.

Both myself and the Mister made the switch from anti-perspirants to natural deodorants
a few years ago, and have tested out several different ones over the years, with varied results.
Native Deodorant
Originally I was going to review these deodorants after just one week of use, but then Montreal was hit with a major heatwave, so I decided to extend the wear testing to see how it measured up against extreme high heat and humidity.
Both the Lavender + Rose and the Cedar + Sea Salt Deodorants are mildly scented – perfect for individuals with sensitive noses.
Native Deodorant
Both myself and the Mister found that the Native Deodorants worked amazingly well, even under the extreme heat and humidity of the past week!
I found that my underarms seemed to be less wet, and the deodorant held up until washing it off the next day! I’ve never had a deodorant work so effectively and as long when it is this hot! And so far, it has not not irritated my sensitive underarm skin, even though I purchased the regular formulation (not the sensitive one).
Native Deodorant
I think I may have finally found THE ONE for me! The Mister feels the same way.
Native Deodorants are available in regular and a sensitive formulas – in classic and seasonal scents, as well as unscented versions, and cost $12 USD per stick, with free shipping to the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany and the UK.
They send really cute emails when they receive your order, and when they send out the shipping confirmation email.
Native Deodorant
Have you tried this one?
Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!
Disclosure: I purchased this! And I’ll do it again!






Sneak Peek – Now Testing

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Just a sneak peek of what I’m in the process of testing.

If you follow me on InstaGram, you will know that I placed an order with Native for two of their natural deodorants – one for me, and one for the Mister.

Native Deodorant

We’ve both been using natural deodorants for a few years now, so we won’t go through the detox process that underarms go through when making the switch from anti-perspirant to deodorant.

The review will follow once we’ve had a chance to test them out.

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: I paid for this!