Archive for the ‘Garnier’ Category
I originally planned to save this for a collective haul video, but since I’ve gotten a few messages asking if I had tried this gel yet I figured I would just do a quick little review. It’s not the worst gel ever, but I don’t really like it and here’s why:
This product would have scored much better with me had it not made my hair so crunchy. But I do really like where they’re going with the zero flaking so hopefully they tweak the ingredients a bit to offer the same benefits without the stickiness and crunch factor. For now however, I’ll stick to my Herbal Essences Set Me Up gel.
Final Verdict: Hated It!
Price: $2.94 at Target
Get it: Drugstores, Target
Much to my dismay, my normally shiny, lustrous locks have been a damn nightmare lately. I don’t know if it’s from over processing or this crazy California weather, but my hair has been so dry that I can literally feel it poking me in the back when I sit down. So severe is my issue, that even my go to treatment, Queen Helen Cholesterol couldn’t help.
So I went on a mission to find some products that would bring my hair back to life without me having to cut it all off. Dear God, it hurts just to type those words! *shudders* And after many hours scouring beauty stores, drug stores and my own refrigerator here’s what I came up with:
Mayonnaise: I’ve heard about this one for ages, but was never desperate enough to try it. So I followed the advice of one of my friends, and slathered the sandwich deliciousness upon my head and let it sit for 20 minutes. After washing it out with some regular old shampoo, my hair felt softer than it ever has. And also, it totally smelled like ASS! Like, a lot. And the smell wouldn’t come out. After four shampoos I realized the softness just wasn’t worth smelling like the condiments bar at Subway.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask: I had high expectations for this stuff since I love Neutrogena products so much, but I was pretty disappointed. The rich, lightly scented crème looked promising and turned out to be a pretty decent conditioner, but nothing more. After following the directions exactly, I saw no deep recovery (that’s what she said) at all, even after leaving the mask in for it’s maximum ’penetration’ time of 5 minutes. (Again, that’s what she said.) So I kinda feel like I wasted $7 that I coulda spent on something more useful, like, say $7 worth of sour straws. Mmm, Sour Straws.
Garnier Fructis Haircare Fortifying Deep Conditioner 3 Minute Masque: I think it would have been effective on hair with a moderate amount of damage, but considering how dry mine was it didn’t stand a chance. I do like the consistency and the scent, but I still prefer the Pantene Restoratives treatment I use when my hair is in it’s normal condition.
John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze: I know this isn’t a moisturizing treatment, but dang it, it totally worked! I tried this at the recommendation of one of my subbies, and so far my hair is looking amazing! I’m using the Radiant Red version (it’s offered in blonde, brunette and clear formulas) and not only is my hair shinier, but it’s helping keep my reddish, burgundy color from fading. You have to have patience with this one though, it takes about 3 uses to see results, but once you do the difference is like night and day. This is a pic from my friends birthday party a few nights ago, and check out that shine!
I’ve used this about 5 times so far, and supposedly it takes 6 -8 uses to see maximum results, so I can’t wait to see how my hair looks and feels next week!
And what have we learned today kids? Hair glaze is the bomb, and mayonnaise only smells good on a sammich.
I ventured into Rite Aide the other day for some Christmas candy since it seems to attract cute boys to my desk at work, and naturally ended up making a detour toward the beauty aisle. Because lets face it, if there are beauty products within a 50 mile radius of my geographical location, I will sense them. I will find them. And I will make them mine.
So I scored a few really good new products. Would you like to know what they are? Very well then, here ya go:
CoverGirl Lash Blast Mascara:This is fabulous stuff. It lengthens and thickens like, insane amounts. And I have yet to get even one clump, thanks to this crazy looking little brush:
I salute you, weird looking brush thingy! You made my lashes look awesome, and for this I am thankful.
Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Daily Regeneration Moisture Lotion:
I have combination skin, and this moisturizer is rich enough to hydrate the dry areas of my face without making the rest of it break out. It also has SPF 15, which is something you should always look for in a moisturizer, especially if you’re using it as a base under your make-up, which is what did with this. The scent is nice too, light, unlike the Garnier hair care line, which I find a little overpowering for my taste. It also left my skin smooth as a baby’s butt.
L’Oreal Skin Genesis Micro Smoothing Wet Cleansing Towelettes:I.FREAKING.LOVE.THESE.THINGS. Seriously, I’m hooked. I’ll admit, the main reason I bought them was because they come in a shiny pink package. Not the best way to choose a skincare product, but in this case my instinct was right on the money. They’re refreshing, remove make-up like a dream and leave my face feeling fresh as a daisy. And I really like that fact that I can wash my face whilst watching the 11 o’clock news in my favorite chair.
Maybelline Moisture Extreme Lip Liner in Merlot:This was probably my favorite discovery of the day because I’ve been looking for a lip liner to match my MAC Viva Glam lipstick, and this is it. It goes on smooth, stays put and blends really well so I can avoid the unfortunate lip liner indiscretions of my high school homegirl days. Oh god, I’m having a bad make-up flashback. *Sits in corner, cries*