April 10, 2013

Review: Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Shampoo, Conditioner and Moisture-Plenish Treatment

Retail Price: =$3.99- $5.99 (varies by location)

Up for review today are 3 of the Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge products. These products are formulated to help those who have dry hair. They contain goji berry, passion fruit and kiwi. And unlike any other shampoos on the market, it features hydration beads that burst on contact when washing. It also claims to keep your hair silky and weightless for 2 whole days. I was very excited to try this new line out because I suffer from very dry hair. The climate where I live changes drastically year round from hot humid summers to dry cold winters, so my hair is always put to the test. Plus I color my hair, so that just seals the deal on my hair. I am always searching for a product that will help me maintain my hair and bring it back to a better, healthier state. Let's just say, I think I found it! I have been using this product for a month straight, and have not use any other hair products but these to really test out the hydration power of them.

Okay, starting with the shampoo, it is in the classic Garnier Fructis green bottle, which I really do like. You can immediately see the beads that are inside, they are blue colored so they work well with the color scheme of Garnier. The smell is the classic fruity smell that Garnier Fructis is known for. I love it. The shampoo is transparent, with some air bubbles, and the blue hydration beads. The shampoo works wonderfully, takes very little product to work up a great lather. Feels great on the scalp. Once you massage the product onto your hair, the beads burst and go away. I sometimes just use this alone, and my hair comes out soft, hydrated, smooth and shiny!

Now as for the conditioner, it is basically the same info as the shampoo, except it does not have the beads. Its like your basic conditioner, smells great, adds that extra hydration and softness to your hair. No complaints!

Finally is the 1 Minute Moisture-Plenish Treatment. This is like a conditioner on steriods. I use this once a week to give my hair a extra punch of hydration. Works fast, which is always nice. Again, no complaints!

So, all these products together, do they deliver as they claim? I think so. My hair has seen much improvement over the past month. My hair does stay silky and weightless for 2 days, feels soft, and looks healthier. This is now going to replace my old shampoo and conditioner, I really like the results I am getting with this! 

If you are interested in purchasing this product, it can be found at Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, Walgreens, Hannaford, CVS, K-Mart, Shaws and at various online retailers. 

Pros: Great design, delivers as it claims, leaves hair soft, silky smooth, smells great, affordable, widely available.

Cons: None

*This was sent to me for free thru BzzAgent to review.

April 01, 2013

Review: Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars

Retail Price: $12.99 for a box of 5 at Skinnygirldaily.com

Today I am reviewing the Skinnygirl Daily On-The-Go Bars. The flavor I was able to try out was Coco-nut with Peanut Butter. Each bar is only 180 calories, natural, kosher, and high fiber. 

The size of the bar is perfect for those people who are on the go (thus the name lol!). I had it in my purse and ate mine as a snack after work. The bar itself is packaged in a chic looking wrapper, which I really like. The image on the wrapper is pretty much exactly what the bar looked like. Chewy bar with a sweet drizzle over the top. As for the taste, oh my goodness, it tasted AMAZING! It had a peanut buttery, nutty, delicious flavor. It felt as if I was being naughty and eating a candy bar! I really enjoyed it, and could have easily gone back for more!

The only issue I have is the price of these lil suckers. $12.99 for a box of 5 at Skinnygirldaily.com, excluding shipping. That equals to almost $2.60 per bar. To me that is just a bit on the steep side. There is no value there, and for the average person who has a budget, I don't think these are affordable at all. If the prices were more reasonable, then I wouldn't have a single negative thing to say!

If you would like to purchase this item, it can be found at skinnygirldaily.com and Meijer's

Pros: Great packaging, great presentation, tastes great, good variety of flavors.
Cons: Not widely available, price is very expensive.

*This was sent to me for free thru Influenster to review.

Review: Secret Clinical Strength Stress Response Antiperspirant/Deodorant

Retail Price: $7.99- $9.99 

Today I am reviewing the Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant/Deodorant. This is suppose to help deal with stress sweat, which smells worse than normal sweat. Personally I don't have a issue with sweating as some do. I'd say I am in the normal range. However I did use this deodorant only for a solid month so I could really see how it worked in all situations. 

So lets start with the scent. The one that I got was the Serene Citrus scent. It smelled of exactly that, citrus. I quite enjoy the smell of it. Its a nice change of pace from the standard floral smelling scents. Application of the product was very easy, it has a few little spots in the top where the product is pushed thru, and can be easily and evenly applied. It comes out white, but quickly fades to clear. It lasts me all day long, I have not had any issues with this product at all. I normally get ready for work in the morning around 7am, and don't shower until around 7-8pm at night, and it is still going strong. I have a physical job, so I do sweat throughout the day, and this kept me dry and smelling great. I am definitely recommending this to anyone who may need a stronger deodorant. It has proven to work well during all those life moments! 

If you would like to purchase this item, it can be found at drug and mass retailers nationwide as well at various online retailers. 

Pros: Great design, great product, does exactly what it claims.

Cons: None

*This was sent to me for free thru Influenster to review.