Cumulative Empties Aug to Dec 2020 – Hair, Body and Makeup

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Earlier this week I shared my cumulative skincare empties, and today I have my haircare, body care an makeup empties (not decluttered makeup, that was a separate post). I didn’t finish up nearly as much in these categories as I did with my skincare stash, but I still feel like I’m making progress in using up products. I will link to my original reviews and let you know if it is something I would purchase / re-purchase or not (by purchase I mean eventually, as my goal is to only buy products when necessary).

Hair and Body Care:

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo – This was a part of a larger PR package from the brand. The matching conditioner has a few uses left in it, so I’m sure it will be in my next round of empties. I really love the Perfect Repair Shampoo – it makes my hair so soft and healthy feeling. I would purchase a full size of this if I can get it here, or order online from a Canadian website.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked this a lot, it worked well for my wavy, frizz prone hair. I would love to get a full size of this eventually – once I use up my current stash of styling products.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum – This was a PR product. This is more like a rich body butter than a serum. Amazing for dry skin, and left my skin silky smooth. It is on the pricy side though, and I have a few body lotions / body butters to use up in my stash.

Makeup Empties:

Essence Cosmetics Lips Go Wow Plumping Lip Gloss – I LOVE this lip plumping gloss. It doesn’t sting or burn like a lot of lip plumpers. I plan on getting another one if they still have them at Shoppers / Pharmaprix.

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara – This was a free deluxe sample with purchase. Its a nice mascara, but didn’t hold a curl well for me, so I would not purchase a full size. I think that it is a great mascara if you don’t have stick straight lashes like I do!

So there you have it, the final empties for 2020. I’ve already finished up a few things this month, so I might return to a monthly empties format as long as I finish up a minimum of five products each month.

I’ll be back next week with some Bath and Body product reviews.

Thanks for reading have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: Post contains both PR and self-purchased products – all are individually identified. My opinion is my own regardless and is based on my experience with the product(s).

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Smashbox Super Fan Mascara. I got it as a free sample / gift with purchase with my last Shoppers Drug Mart / Pharmaprix online order. [info in italics taken from the Smashbox website]

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

This lengthening mascara gives you modern, fanned-out volume. Get 12-hour length, lift and volume without any heaviness or clumping.


• Buildable lift, length and volume that lasts for 12 hours
• 360° Precision double-bristle brush loads product from root-to tip, while the soft comb reaches, styles & reveals lashes you never knew you had
• Super-black formula keeps lashes looking fuller and thicker without any clumping, smudging, flaking or heaviness
• Cruelty-free

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I am admittedly 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 always use a lash curler before applying mascara. My eyes are sensitive, and water easily so any mascara that I use must be smudge proof, and water-resistant (ideally waterproof).

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

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

1. waterproof / water resistant – +3/4 This is not a waterproof formulation, but it did mostly withstand my watery eyes, so it is somewhat water resistant.

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 mega black!

5. volumizing +1/2 Fairly good volume, but not mega volume.

6. must hold a curl +1/2 It holds a curl for me for about four hours before my lashes start to return to their natural stick straight form.

7. non-irritating to my sensitive eyes +1

Smashbox Super Fan Mascara

The brush is really great for getting the micro lashes at the inner and outer eye corners. Overall I would give this mascara a 5.75 out of 7! I do wish that it held a curl better. The lengthening is really nice, but my lashes are quite long naturally so it isn’t a must have for me. This isn’t a holy grail for me, but it is quite good. If you don’t have stick straight lashes, this might be perfect for you!

Have you tried this mascara, did you like it?

Thanks for reading, have a beautiful day!

Disclosure: This was a free sample / gift with purchase.


a brash attitude gratitude giveaway!

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

Hello, hello!

Yes, you read that right, it is my a brash attitude gratitude giveaway for my WordPress followers! There are nearly 900 of you now, and I’d like to say a HUGE MEGA thank you to each and every person who has followed, liked and commented on my posts. I wish that I could send each and every one of you a prize!

Here’s the prize (with a few secret treats thrown in that are not pictured):

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway


The details:

1. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer – Smashbox lost their cruelty free status when they started selling in China, but I’ve heard that they have recently stopped selling in China. So I’m not 100% sure if they have gotten their cruelty free status back yet or not.

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

2. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip in Lumiere 2 (The Kathleen Lights shade). *Not swatched because yuck, who wants that as a prize?!*

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

3. ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in Echo Park *Not swatched because that would be gross*

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

4. ColourPop Ultra Satin Lip in TooLips *Not swatched, for obvious reasons*

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

5. ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip in Finders Keepers *Not swatched, eeeeew!*

abrashattitude gratitude giveaway

6. ColourPop SuperShock Cheek Highlighter in Wisp. *Not swatched ok, not going to happen*


Here are the rules / contest information:

  1. You must be following my wordpress blog (through wordpress). No giveaway accounts. I will be checking and verifying every entry.
  2. DO NOT re-blog this post. If you do, you are automatically disqualified!
  3. If you really feel the need to share, you can share it on Twitter or InstaGram – but this is not required.
  4. Comment with the following “In it to win it” – to make sure that you read the rules.
  5. This is an international giveaway, since my readers are international.
  6. Winners from my previous giveaway are welcome to enter, so please do!
  7. The giveaway runs from today, Friday, August 26th, until Thursday, September 1st at noon (eastern standard time), to give me enough time to verify entries. Entries after that will not be included.
  8. I will be drawing the winner through a random number generator and announcing the winner on Friday, September 2nd before noon (eastern standard time).
  9.  The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing info – either through my contact page or via email – abrashattitude at gmail dot com.
  10. If the winner fails to contact me within 48 hours, another name will be drawn via random number generator.

Thanks for reading, good luck and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: This is a personal blog giveaway, and is not sponsored, and was paid for with my own money.