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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge BzzAgent Review

When I first received this product from BzzAgent I was skeptical. It has always been hit or miss for me with Garnier products; usually their hair products make my hair greasy. But hey, I'm a broke college kid, this stuff is cheap, so I thought "why not?"
I have to say I was mildly impressed with this line. The shampoo cleaned my hair really well, and the shampoo and conditioner both smelled great. The conditioner was nice, nothing special though. None of the products made my hair greasy. I've been using the one minute miracle on my ends after conditioning, and I am pretty happy with it.
For the price, it's a great deal. I have used salon shampoos and conditioners that I liked more than this, but they also cost triple the price. If you're looking for a great deal at the drugstore, I would recommend the Hydra Recharge line.

Note: I received these products for free from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not paid or compensated in any way. If you're interested, you can check out BzzAgent here.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

March 2013 Birchbox Review

Once again, this review is extremely late this month. Oops! I actually didn't get to go to my house and pick it up til like a week later, and then I opened it and forgot it at home before I got to try out or take pics of anything....but now I finally have my box and have sampled the products a bit and took pictures! Let's begin!
One of the most interesting things in my box this month was the Sumita Color Intense Pencil. It's in the most beautiful blue shade. I tried wearing it on my waterline and it didn't want to stay sort of traveled down into my lower lashes. It doesn't seem pointy enough to do a thin line above my upper lashes. I am also a little worried that the color won't look good on me, since my eyes are definitely on the grayer side of blue.. I am going to keep experimenting with this pencil though. This is exactly what I love about birchbox--getting to try something that I would never have bought on my own. Also, they sent everyone these little Madewell nail files with the most adorable floral print ever.
I was particularly excited about both of these products: the Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvinator and the Whish Shave Crave Shave Cream. So far I really like the face stuff. I'm a bit disappointed with the shave cream, however. It works great, but its pretty expensive and the blueberry smell is STRONG. It doesn't smell like real blueberries either--it smells kind of like a blueberry lollipop with a hint of a chemical smell. I've decided it's not awful, but I'd rather have something a little less powerful. Also, the tube made me think it was a pretty big sample size, but I actually only got 2 shaves out of it.
Last but not least are the two Miss Jessie's products. The Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo was definitely not for me. It had such a thick, sticky texture that, even though I used more than half of the packet, I could not manage to spread throughout my entire hair. It seriously took some work. I could definitely not handle that frustration early in the morning. The conditioner was much easier to manage, but it was personally too light for me. I have very dry hair and it needs all the hydration it can get. I think it would be a great product for someone who has thin hair or is just worried about weighing their hair down.

All in all I got a pretty good box this month with some very interesting samples. I was excited to try everything in my box, even though some of them were just not for me. If you would like to join Birchbox using my referral link, click here. If you would just like some more info about Birchbox, click here.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

BzzAgent Review: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil

BzzAgent sent me one of the new Garnier Miracle Dry Oils to try out. I already owned the Triple Nutrition Hair Oil and was not impressed. It made my hair sort of wiry feeling, and didn't seem to help the damaged parts at all. I decided to give the Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil a chance, though, and I'm going to share with you my thoughts.

I definitely liked the product better than the hair oil I tried. This one makes my hair shiny and easier to comb. On the skin, however, it does tend to leave a weird sort of residue behind. Also, I don't love the's bearable, but it does stick around, so I'd be happier with a different scent. I have not tried it on my face, since it left the residue on my skin and it just doesn't seem like a product I would want on my face.

Personally, I will only be using this product on my hair. I like how it looks and feels on my hair. I would recommend it for anyone who hates the feeling of lotion and doesn't mind the bit of residue. It is cheap and worth the price, in my opinion.

Note: BzzAgent has provided me with this product for free in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not compensated in any way.

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