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Enchantedly Strong Floral Orchid Scent
I got bottle of this lotion when it was still in the old bottle packaging pictured above and used it every day despite not liking the original scent. I'm not sure if the new packaging has a different scent and/or smells any different (or hopefully better), but this old packaging was definitely NOT one of my favorite scents. Although, I must say the new packaging is a lot sleeker and looks very pretty. This exclusive Signature Body Lotion formula has conditioning ingredients such as Shea Butter, fast absorbing Jojoba Oil and protective Vitamin E that helps to hydrate the skin with moisture to last all day. The formula was definitely not greasy at all, and as with any other Body & Body Works lotion, it does the job of moisturizing well! My skin usually remains soft, smooth and nourished for a good few hours! But again, my only issue with this lotion is the "exotic floral [scent] that recreates the hypnotic moment of tropical sunlight on rare orchids". I have an orchid plant at home, and this lotion does NOT smell like it. Why? Because of the key fragrance notes: "rare calypso orchid, violet, white iris, fresh gardenia, amber musk". Clearly there are a lot of other floral plant scents that overwhelm what could've been a beautiful, exotic orchid scent. My guess is there are like 1% of orchid, and 99% other scents, but since orchid is the exotic flower, it gets to have the lotion named after it! In all seriousness, I would really recommend you to try out this lotion for yourself and see if you like the scent before buying it. Or take the risk, buy it and return it if you don't like it! Whatever the case, if you stop by the store, there's bond to be at least one scent that you'll fall in love with, and it doesn't have to be this one. I know I didn't fall in love with this scent but there are many other Bath & Body Works lotions, fine fragrance mist, hand sanitizer lotions that I do absolutely love.
June 6, 2012
MaxFresh with Mouthwash Beads
The product that I'm going to review is the Colgate Fluoride Toothpaste with Whitening. It's under the Maxfresh with mouthwash beads that give it a minty fresh aroma and feel. This toothpaste is meant to freshen breath, whiten teeth, fight cavities, and helps fight germs with brushing! The inside of the toothpaste is actually infused with dissolvable mini mouthwash beads which are those tiny white bead like dots you see in the light green transparent toothpaste. The smell is definitely like any typical average pepperminty scent and so it smells amazing! I absolutely adore the unique color and the extra-added beads, which you can imagine why this toothpaste is one of my favorites with a solid 10/10 stars! The active ingredient is sodium floride at point twenty-four percent and the purpose is for anti-cavity. That is to say, its use is to help protect against cavities. There are directions for children of at least age 2 to use a pea size to adults to brush teeth thoroughly after each meal or at least twice a day. The inactive ingredient consist of sorbitol, water, hydrate silica, PEG-12, sodium lauryl sulfate, flavor, cellulose gum, tetrasodium pyrophosphate, cocamidoproply betaine, sodium saccharin, lactose monohydrate, FD&C blue no. 1, FD&C yellow no. 5. It concludes with a tip on the side for healthy teeth: brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly. Which I know might now easy for some of us, but we got to do what we got to do in order to keep those pearly whites shiny and looking healthy and beautiful! I really think this toothpaste is worth giving a try, and it doesn't hurt to compare it to your current toothpaste to see if you like it more or not! I know I certainly prefer this to other toothpastes that I've tried and would probably continue to purchase this again in the future.
April 29, 2012
Smells a bit funky... but absorbs oil well!
The very first thing I would say is the scent. It is a very strong chemical scent that I do not find pleasant and so if there was one reason as to not to try this product, it's because of that strong scent. I shook the product well before application as according to the directions on the back. Although, the instructions goes on to say during application as well and I can't imagine how I can shake the product while applying, I suppose that would mean to shake the product around my head. I did spray it about 9 inches away, or rather my best estimate of nine inches and ran my fingers through my hair to remove the excess powder. When I spray the dry shampoo on, it's an almost a feel of rush of air that's pushed on my hair. Before i know it, the scent overwhelms my senses. However, I'm lucky to say that within about 10 minutes, the scent does dissipate (or my nose grew accustomed to the strange scent). It claims that the keratin influsion & absorbs oil to refresh hair, extend blowout, and revive volume. For me, it really does absorb excess oil and helps my hair stay more matte. That's really what I'd expect from a dry shampoo, to help absorb oil and keep my hair refreshed inbetween my hair washes for when I do use regular shampoo and conditioner. My hair does feel smooth and manageable, so that's a plus! I'd just wish the scent was better. On the front, under SALON PROVEN, it states "TO REFRESH AS WELL AS BUMBLE AND BUMBLE". I'm not quite sure what that is suppose to mean. I really think I'm going to have to rate this an 8/10. I can't quite compare it to other dry shampoos since this is the very first dry shampoo that I've used but it's relatively inexpensive. I found it on amazon for $3.49 Go ahead, give it a try, it's meant for all hair types.
April 28, 2012
I like it!
So this new bottle doesn't really show it, but the old bottle was clear and was what made me want to try the conditioner out in the first place. Most other conditioners weren't clear at the time I bought this Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine, and most still aren't today. The conditioner itself didn't seem too different from other Pantene conditioners I've used or from other brands of conditioners in general. One shall lather, rinse, repeat, and the results are generally similar. Be ready for smoother, silkier, beautiful hair as long as you’ve used this conditioner after you have washed your hair with the shampoo. Of course, they’ve probably recommended you to use the shampoo for this product, but I would recommend going ahead and using any shampoo you like or have lying around. The only thing, again that I thought made it cool (haha, see what I did there, "cool" because the conditioner is called "ice shine"... I'm so corny...haha). Anyhow, so what makes it cool is definitely the clearness of the conditioner, I wonder what ingredients in this product makes that happen? By clearness, I mean the entire bottle of product is transparent, see-through, and beautiful! Overall, I don't have any negatives about this conditioner; I don't understand why people complain about the scent, I didn't think it was unpleasant. I suppose it's because it's not as herbal smelling or fruity and sweet like other shampoos may be. But it's really not a bad scent either! Also, people complain that it’s too drying and I don’t think that’s a problem for me either. I suppose that those with fine hair should stay clear of this product and instead use a more hair-sensitive product instead. Otherwise, just use less product of this in general; leave it in shorter, wash it out and viola, beautiful, silky, smooth hair!
April 13, 2012
Loved the Clear Shampoo
So this new bottle doesn't really show it, but the old bottle was clear and was what made me want to try the shampoo out in the first place. Most other shampoos weren't clear at the time I bought this Pantene Pro-V Ice Shine, and most still aren't today. The shampoo itself didn't seem too different from other Pantene shampoos I've used or from other brands of shampoo in general. You lather, rinse, repeat, and the results are generally similar. It wasn't any worst or better. The only thing, again that I thought made it cool (haha, see what I did there, "cool" because the shampoo is called "ice shine"... I'm so corny...haha). Anyhow, so what makes it cool is definitely the clearness of the shampoo, I wonder what ingredients in this product makes that happen? Overall, I don't have any negatives about this shampoo, I don't understand why people complain about the scent, I didn't think it was unpleasant. I suppose it's because it's not as herbal smelling or fruity and sweet like other shampoos may be. But it's really not a bad scent either!
April 12, 2012
Ended up getting two of the same colors twice!
Silly me, when I went to get this product from the local Duane Reade, I bought one of the shade that gives a hot pink color with sparkles. I suppose the color looks more pleasant in the tube because when I apply it, it's like an unrealistic barbie like sticky mess to the lips. I must have liked something about it, because a few days later, I went back to the store to buy the EXACT SAME COLOR, all without realizing that it was the same one I owned already. In the end, I barely used either one and ended up throwing them both out. I know such a waste, but I don't feel as bad now, seeing how most total beauty reviewers agree that this product was pretty bad. I give them credit for coming up with beautiful colors and for "tricking" me into thinking that the color I picked again was different from the first color. These lip glosses aren't the best, so I think you should read some of what others have to say, and decide for yourself if this product is really worth getting. Best of luck, beauty lover!
April 12, 2012
Let's start with the pros of this ELF Studio Powder Brush. The price is unbeatable by any other brush as all ELF's studio brushes are usually three dollars a piece, and you can usually get discounts (just search for ELF discounts if you don't see a good discount on the website itself). If three dollars a price is too expensive for you, try their regular brush line which are only a dollar a piece. I know, how does this company stay in business with such ridiculous prices? Because they have customers like me who just keep going back, I've literally bought hundreds of dollars of makeup from them throughout the years. Back to the powder brush: so the price is amazing, now the quality of the brush is also relatively decent. The bristles are soft, and the flat top can pick up a lot of powder and applies mineral foundation well. Also, the black color just looks so professional, so I just really love using the the brush. Of course, the downside is the hassle of cleaning. Let me tell you, cleaning the insides of this brush and letting it dry can take more than a few hours, so don't expect this to use it right away if you're going to wash it. To me, I can get lazy sometimes and forget to wash it, and so bacteria and dirt really gets stuck on it, and I end up having to throw it away before I can wash it and use it away. Don't get lazy like me, wash your brushes when you need to, and let them lay flat with ample time to dry so that the life of your brush can be extended. But honestly, for three dollars a piece, you can be buying yourself a new brush every year and still have enough money to treat yourself to something else. Again, soft bristles, affordable price, applies powder products like mineral foundation, bronzer and blush well. Nothing to lose, but to give this brush a try!
April 12, 2012
Cute but I'll skip it
Personally, I didn't really think this gloss was any good. I thought the texture was too sticky. It seems like a cool thing with the keychain, but I didn't want to carry around because the gloss itself didn't do much to make my lips look fuller or prettier. Instead it gave my lips a sticky, shiny mess. I would honestly recommend skipping this.
April 12, 2012
Beautiful, silky, smooth hair!
After washing my hair with the Tresemme Nourishing Moisture shampoo with aloe vera and avocado that has lower sulfates, I went ahead to use this silicon free conditioner. One that I noticed was that USDA certified organic aloe vera and avocado extracts in this nourishing moisture conditioner! Another thing I noticed was the fact that this new formula has silicon free formula for lightweight conditioning that infuses the hair for noticeably more manageable and smooth hair, which also helps to protect my hair from damage and breakage. After applying a liberal amount of the conditioner to my wet hair and massaging in into my scalp for a rich lather. I let it stay in for about 3 minutes before rinsing it out thoroughly. I've always valued Tresemme hair products as one of best qualities whether or not it's actually used by professionals (although I have been to salons that do indeed use Tresemme products). I felt this conditioner smelled great just like the shampoo, and it did leave my hair feeling nice and silky smooth, although I wouldn't say completely tangle-free so minus a star for that. My hair definitely feels healthy, soft and not dried out, but I wouldn't quite say that it's exactly vibrant either. I'm not sure how I would able to test if my hair is ten times stronger after just one use, but I suppose I'd take their word for it! I do definitely love that it’s silicone free, no dyes, and hypoallergenic, and even safe for color treated hair. Although the last one is not much of a concern for me, but will keep it in mind for future reference, when I do dye my hair and need a conditioner that would be safe for my dyed hair. Overall, I think it's quite an affordable conditioner that is definitely worth trying out!
March 15, 2012
All Naturals with Aloe Vera and Avocado
When I first put this shampoo on my head, I didn't know what to think of it. It smelled different from my other Tresemme shampoo, but it smelled different in a good way. That's when I noticed there was USDA certified organic aloe vera and avocado extracts in this nourishing moisture shampoo! Another thing I noticed was the fact that this new formula has lower sulfates, all helping to protect hair from damage and breakage. After applying a liberal amount of the shampoo to my wet hair and massaging in into my scalp for a rich lather. I let it stay in for about 3 minutes, while applying body wash, before rinsing it out thoroughly. Then I go on to use the Tresemme Nourishing Moisture conditioner with aloe vera and avocado that is silicone free condition. I've always valued Tresemme hair products as one of best qualities whether or not it's actually used by professionals (although I have been to salons that do indeed use Tresemme products). I felt this shampoo smelled great, and it did leave my hair feeling nice and silky smooth, although I wouldn't say completely tangle-free so minus a star for that. My hair definitely feels healthy, soft and not dried out, but I wouldn't quite say that it's exactly vibrant either. I'm not sure how I would able to test if my hair is ten times stronger after just one use, but I suppose I'd take their word for it! I do definitely love the lower sulfates, no dyes, hypoallergenic aspect, and even safe for color treated hair. Although the last one is not much concern for me, but will keep it in mind for future reference, when I do dye my hair and need a shampoo that would be safe for my dyed hair. Overall, I think it's quite an affordable shampoo that is definitely worth trying out!
March 15, 2012