24.1.23

Garnier Pineapple & Amla Haircare Collection

Garnier Pineapple & Amla Ultimate Blends Haircare Collection

A couple of months ago Garnier sent me some products to try from their new Ultimate Blends Pineapple & Amla Haircare range:

Pineapple & Amla Hair Mask: it has a delicious pineapple scent and a non greasy consistency. When used as a leave-in conditioner it leaves hair soft and reduced frizz considerably and the fragrance lasted until the next day. However, it does have kaolin which absorbs moisture and made my hair feel a bit dry and lacklustre, so I will not be using it as a leave in conditioner again. 

I also used it as a wash-off hair mask and it made hair soft and shiny. However on both instances I felt like my hair would get a bit tangled because of the dryness caused by the kaolin. I would only recommend if you are looking for a hair mask that helps increase volume and your hair is not easily tangled. 

Pineapple & Amla Shampoo: It has a delicious juicy, sweet pineapple scent. This shampoo has a lightweight gel-like consistency that gently lathers but cleanses scalp well without any irritation or dryness. It rinses off easily and leaves hair smelling nice and feeling soft. My hair also seems to be shinier, which I like. 

Pineapple & Amla Conditioner: like the other products in the range, it has a delicious pineapple scent. It is easy to apply and rinse off, though I would recommend storing the bottle upside down to help dispense the product. This conditioner makes my hair feel soft and shiny. I believe the inclusion of Kaolin in the formula can make hair feel dry and become tangled easily, however, it also makes the hair appear more voluminous so I would recommend this conditioner for thin or flat hair that does not become tangled easily. 

The whole range smells amazing and helped increase shine and add volume to my hair, however, the mask and the conditioner left my hair feeling somewhat dry and a bit rough because of the lack of silicones. Out of the 3 products the only one I would have again is the shampoo.

Find the Ultimate Blends Pineapple & Amla Haircare at Look Fantastic and Superdrug

xo

19.1.23

Caring for Dry Skin with Australian Bodycare

Caring for Dry Skin with Australian Bodycare

For my latest collaboration with Australian Bodycare, they have kindly sent me 3 products to try out and review! This time I received their Hand Cream, Shave Oil and Foot Cream, all in the original scent. 

The Hand Cream is designed for extremely dry hands, and is recommended to be applied 1-2 times daily or as needed. It has a subtle earthy fragrance provided by the natural Australian Tea Tree Oil, and leaves hands feeling soft and supple thanks to amazing ingredients like Shea Butter, Glycerin, Rice Wax, Castor Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Almond Oil, Rhus Peel & Fruit Wax, Soybean Sterols, Panthenol, Lactic and Linoleic Acids, Saccharide Isomerate, Lactic Acid, plus Vitamins E and C. Only a small amount is needed each time for a soft and moisturised effect that can easily last after washing hands. 

The Shave Oil is formulated to help reduce red spots and ingrown hairs, while providing a close and comfortable shave. This product is also scented with Tea Tree Oil, however it features a sweeter fragrance thanks to the nourishing Almond, Sunflower, Coconut and Crambe Oils. It also contains moisturising Shea Butter derivatives and Vitamin E. This Shave Oil is easy to use and you only need a few drops each time. It is very moisturising and leaves skin feeling soft. The only thing I didn't love about it is that my razor was getting clogged because of the oil so I need to find a way to prevent this. If you have any tips let me know!

Last but not least, is the Foot Cream, which provides intensive care for dry feet. It can be applied daily or as required and is ideally used after bathing. Enriched with 10% Urea to effectively exfoliate skin and reduce dryness and roughness, it also contains Shea Butter, Glycerin, Castor Oil, Vitamin E, Allantoin and Lactic Acid. Featuring the classic Tea Tree Oil scent that Australian Bodycare products are known for, this lightweight foot cream has a nice almost-whipped consistency that absorbs quickly into the skin and left my feet feeling baby soft. I would have loved to try the Mint version however, that is now discontinued and this version also felt cooling on the feet throughout the day. 

If you are looking to nourish dry skin on your body this season I would definitely recommend taking a look at the products mentioned above!

xo

17.1.23

Vinny The Pug's First Book is Out Now

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Vinny The Pug's First Book is Out Now


Vinny The Pug's First Book is Out Now

The first volume in the series that will share the details of Vinny's adventures in the Sonoran Desert, titled Vinny the Pug; The Life & Times of A Canine Rock Star: How a little pugs quest to set a Guinness World Record helped him to become a 'rock star' is available to buy now. 

This book details how the little pug adapted to the move from Florida to Arizona, and after learning to appreciate his new rocky surroundings, he discovered climbing and set out to establish a new Guinness World Record. 

As a limited offer, the first 100 buyers will receive a free ceramic pin with every book purchased through March 1st. The pin is part of Vinny the Pug's collectors series for 2023.

Don't miss out on the chance to learn more about this amazing canine companion with this interactive book!

Find Vinny the Pug; The Life & Times of A Canine Rock Star on Amazon UK and USA.

xo