Garnier Fructis Color Shield – Influenster VoxBox #ColorShield

At the start of August, I was quite happy to see an email in my inbox saying I had made the shortlist for the next Influenster Canada VoxBox. I had to complete a prequalification survey to ensure I was a “perfect” match. About over a week later, I got an email saying I was accepted in the program (yay!). I received the box at the end of that week, last Friday to be exact. Here’s what was in it:

Garnier Fructis Color Shield products

Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo, Conditioner and Heat Protect & Shine Spray

So I wanted to give it a couple of uses before reviewing the product. I dyed my hair in June, but there was bleach involved in the process and I can see and feel the damage. I had to be very careful what type of shampoo and conditioner I used since then. So first of all I always love Garnier Fructis shampoos’ smell, and this was no exception. I find myself grabbing my hair and smelling it haha, so if you love fresh fruity smells, this won’t deceive you. I think it’s hard to say if the product really protected my color since my hair color’s been done  a little while ago and the fading has already taken place, but it does make my hair feel very soft and healthy!! It’s a great product.

I’ve tried not using the Heat Protect & Shine Spray for a day to see if it does make a difference. The answer is it does: My hair definitely felt healthier, shinier and softer with it. This is a spray I’d use everyday before blow-drying my hair, I can see a valuable difference. It also really diminishes the frizz.

I hope I do get picked in future Influenster’s campaigns, because that was fun!!

Disclaimer: I received these products from Influenster Canada for review and testing purposes. All opinions are my own.


30 ways to beautiful hair – TRESemmé Dry Shampoo Review

30 ways to beautiful hair BOX

It’s in French!

About 2 weeks ago, I received a nice box from Shopper’s Drug Mart with 2 Unilever sample in it. They were having this program a month ago, called “30 Ways to Beautiful Hair”, which is now closed.

The first sample I want to talk about is the TRESemmé Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo. At first glance, I thought it waTRESemmé Volumizing dry shampoos hair spray so I wasn’t really interested. But after looking at it, I noticed it was dry shampoo – yay!! I have the kind of hair that has to be washed DAILY or it gets oily quite fast. Dry shampoo is a great addition for me because sometimes I just want to quickly run an errand and I don’t want to take an hour to wash and dry my hair. With this, I can simply spray it in my hair, comb it through and here it is I’m ready to leave the house within 10 minutes. Now, what did I think about the product itself? The smell is great, it smells even more shampoo-like than other dry shampoo brands I tried before. It spreads well and the white color disappears easily.

If you ask me if I would buy this: YES. Every time I try a dry shampoo it reminds me that I really need dry shampoo in my life.

I’m leaving you on this note: Don’t underestimate greasy hair.


L’Oréal Nutri-Sleek Precious Oils Review

I received a bottle of this product through a contest they did on their web page about 2 months ago. Yeah, I did wait too long to post this, but I suppose better late than never. You can visit L’Oreal Paris’ page for information on this product here:

This is after a month of use.

This is after a month of use.

The Precious Oils products come in two varieties: Color Radiance and Nutri-Sleek. They contain 100 mL of the product. They sell for about 10$ in store. Now, I was a bit skeptic to use an ‘oil’ product in my hair because my hair can get oily fast. I have to wash my hair everyday because of that. So I decided to not use it on the scalp, and to run it through the rest of my hair. I press 2 times on the dispenser and that’s enough for my hair, so it will last for a long time. I mix my hands together and pass my fingers through my hair. By the way, I have read a couple of reviews who claim the product has a bad smell, but I thought the smell was amazing. It smells like flowers but not too much, and smells fresh. I love it.

The instructions on the bottle isn’t really clear about when exactly you should put the oil in your hair, but I put it before going in the shower, on my dry hair. I have also tried doing it while in the shower, but I thought I could still feel the product in my hair after the shower. The way I do it, I simply do as I do normal: shampoo, conditionner, and the results are really great.

The big difference: my hair feels extremely soft, it also smells awesome, and it feels healthier. The product really made a difference in my hair for me! Now, I don’t use it everyday because I want to keep the product for as long as possible, but for 10$, it’s worth it. But everyday I use the product, I see a difference in my hair.

Thanks L’Oreal for hosting that contest!