It’s time to look through my trashcan/recycling bin again! Here are a few short reviews on some of the products I’ve emptied out!
Tresemmé Hairspray – Firm Control 3
This hairspray has to be one of my favourites. It’s got a really fine mist that sprays lightly and evenly on my hair. The holding power of this is light to medium; I know Tresemme makes different “holds” for those who want something lighter or stronger. This formula seems to work great for me in terms of keeping little pesky flyaways at bay and keeping the general shape of my hairstyle in place. It does not feel hard or crunchy; I think I’d have to use a lot of it to get it to feel that way. It’s got a scent, nothing overpowering or offensive, just your typical, light hairspray scent.
I give the Tresemme Hairspray – Firm Control 3: a STANDING OVATION
göt2b Smooth Operator with Cashmere Smoothing Hairspray
Another hairspray empty? No, I’m no hairspray freak, but this one has a stronger hold than the Tresemme, so for days where I really want my hair to stay put, this is the one I reach for. I’ve bought this one a few times — love the scent, sort of a soft, sweet candy smell. The holding power of this is pretty amazing, but it does tend to leave my hair a tad crunchy feeling.
A big thumbs down for me though for this product is the nozzle — for some reason, every single can I’ve purchased and used, the nozzle sprays the hairspray out terribly! It’s unevenly dispersed — I get random spray drops on my nose, on my eyelashes, in my eyeballs, etc. I’ve tried running the nozzle under warm water a few times to clear it out, but nothing works. I think the nozzle is just faulty, seeing is I’ve experienced this more than a couple times with previous cans.
I give the göt2be Smooth Operator with Cashmere Smoothing Hairspray: a SHOULDER SHRUG
Herbal Essences Naked 0% Parabens – Volumizing formula
Meh. Nothing too special about this combo, not for me anyway. Unfortunately, I didn’t experience any orgasmic hair-washing moments like those women in the Herbal Essences commercials. Honestly, I had run out of shampoo and conditioner one day and needed something quick and cheap – each of these bottles on sale for $2.99… ok! Plus, an opportunity to review a new product… ok again!
They are scented with white grapefruit and mint extracts — very fresh, zesty smell which I quite like. The plus about these products are that they are paraben-free, which is the marketing behind this line of Herbal Essence. If you’re looking for an affordable, “good-for-you” products, then I say give these a go.
Volumizing? I don’t really think it did much for me. But for an affordable and decent duo, I would re-purchase.
I give the Herbal Essences Naked 0% Parabens – Volumizing formula: a SHOULDER SHRUG
The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel
I really enjoyed using this shower gel. The smell is hard to describe — I wouldn’t say it smells like olives, but it does have a very organic, fresh scent. Something about the scent is very comforting. This is a soap free cleanser made with Community Fair Trade cold-pressed olive oil from Italy.
As with most Body Shop shower gel/creams I’ve tried, this one is very moisturizing. And despite the fact that it’s soap-free, it doesn’t take a whole lot to get a good lather going on a loofah — a good thing because that made this 250 ml bottle last me at least a month. I’ve also got the Olive body butter and the smell is identical and I feel that this can be worn all year long.
I give the Olive Shower Gel by The Body Shop: a STANDING OVATION
Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm
Probably my favourite lip balm treatment of all time. This $17 glass container has lasted me a solid 4 1/2 months with every day use. If I want something more luxurious on my lips instead of my Blistex, this is what I reach for! (Read my review about it HERE!) And I already have a new Nuxe on the go!
I give the Nuxe Rêve de Miel Lip Balm: a STANDING OVATION
Have you tried any of these products? Likes or dislikes? I’d love to hear!
Thanks for tuning in Pretties!!