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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Delicious-smelling conditioner reviewed for YOU

Hiyaaaaa, 
here with a rare reivew:  a conditioner.  I take my sweet time finishing up a conditioner.  I think it's probably due to my fine hair.  I think I used this conditioner for nearly 7 mos.  So...ya. I'm qualified to speak on it.  It's Organix's cherry blossom ginseng conditioner.  I purchased it at Walmart for a whopping $3.47.  That my friends is good value for money.  Here it is:
Organix Cherry Blossom Ginseng Conditioner
I loved how this conditioner smelled.  SEVEN months later and I can still say I enjoyed the scent.  It didn't linger on the hair particularly though - which may be a pro or a con for you.  It was a lovely, thick textured cream which did a good job at making my hair feel silky.  Like most conditioners it didn't repair my hair or anything like that (only coconut oil works for that) but it did leave it feeling silky soft.

I'd repurchase.  But on to the next........another conditioner to be reviewed by me in Oct 2013 if present trends continue.

cheers

clara

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Roc Enydrial Hand Cream: reviewed

Hi guys, 

here to review a hand cream for you:  Roc's Enydrial hand cream.  I purchased this in a set with an (awesome) lip balm for $10 at Shopper's Drug Mart.  Here it is:
The pros:  this hand cream was very moisturizing.  It also acted as a good moisture barrier to prevent dryness from washing my hands throughout the day.  It contains a hefty amount of glycerin which is a safe and effective moisturizer.  It also contains silicones for a nice slick feeling upon application.  For hard core winter dryness, this will do the trick.

The cons: it contains parabens, which may or may not deter you.  It didn't have a scent:  again, this may be a pro or a con for YOU.  I like a bit of scent in my hand lotions.  It's the little things in life, guys.  This product does not sink in quickly:  you'll feel the cream on your hands for quite a while.  Annoying if you're next step after putting on hand lotion is to try and open up a chapstick.  I also hated the packaging.  I had to cut this bad boy open to get at a lot of the product.  Damn you, squeezy tubes you useless things.  

All in all, I would repurchase this actually. The Roc Enydrial lip balm and hand cream both really impressed me in terms of their capacity to handle winter dryness.  And at $10 for both, I'd call that rather good value for money.  

alllllllllllll my best, 

Clara xx 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review: Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Hello hello, here's another finished product review. I recently finished the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. And by recently, I mean this morning. Anyways, I bought this bad boy back near the end of September so its lasted me about 6 months. I bought this when I was in the US from an Origins Store and so it was a bit cheaper than the $37.50 listed on the Canadian Sephora site. It has 0.5 oz of product. 

Here it is: 
image via sephora.com

So lets start with some of the claims made by Origins. Apparently it is, "A clinically-proven eye cream that instantly de-puffs and reduces dark circles.It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances or dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates. GMOs, triclosan. I only know what half of those things are, but that generally seems good. 

My under-eye problems have nothing to do with puffiness. I have bags, and some days- dark circles (depending on how much sleep I get). It has never been a huge issue for me, but if I'm stressed and not sleeping well, it is definitely something I have to cover up. Anyways, this is a cream- pretty standard texture. It's lightweight and feels nice under the eyes. It quickly absorbs into the skin, and primes the skin decently well for my undereye concealer. I took a pea sized amount every morning and tapped it into the skin under my eye and then took whatever was left and put it on my brow bone area. 

Over the 6 months I used this product, I don't think I've really noticed any marked change with my bags/dark circles. There is some pigment in the product, and it is light reflective so it does bring light to the area- but that is purely cosmetic. It doesn't actually make the darkness go away- just diffuses their effect really. It also didn't really help the fine lines that I have under my eyes, though it doesn't claim to be able to do that. 

As a side note- every once in a while I noticed little red bumps around my eye area while using this. They always went away, but they kept popping up. Especially in the winter months. 

All in all, I think this is an okay product. However, at this price point, I would prefer something that actually improves my under eye-area, rather than just cover it up slightly. I mean, I still need to wear concealer with it. It does however, prep the skin nicely for my concealer. Not worth it in my opinion. 

Would not repurchase. I'm still on the hunt for an eye cream that can actually improve darkness and work to get rid of some of those pesky fine lines. Is that a pipe dream? Hopefully not! Any suggestions are welcome :) 

Deema xx

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Reviewed: Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum

I recently finished a hair serum- the Dove Nourishing Oil Care Anti-Frizz Serum, to be exact. I got it for about $7.99 from Shoppers Drug Mart. It lasted me about 6-7 months or so. 

Here it is: 
image via dove.ca

I liked this product. The main ingredient is cyclopentasiloxane, which is a type of silicone. I did some minor googling, and it generally seems to be a safe ingredient (though there is some debate, of course). It also has coconut and almond oils. Anyways, because the main ingredient is a silicone, it does feel very nice and smooth.  I used this both on wet and dry hair, and only the bottom half/third of my hair.  It gives my a hair a nice sheen, but it doesn't look greasy. It definitely helped contain the frizz in the summer months. I think the price point is good, especially when you compare it to the price of Moroccan Oil (though admittedly, the Moroccan Oil has more product). It lasted me a long time, especially because I would only use a small amount, and only when I would wash my hair (every 3 days).

As a serum, I don't think it did anything to actually make my hair softer..it just made it feel softer. But then again, I didn't expect it to. That's what I use my coconut oil masks for :) 

I would definitely repurchase! (update: I already did!)

Deema xx

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