Every time I end up doing a hair related post I normally always get stuck on the fact that I naturally have a very oily scalp. That means a lot of the products work well but they are not made for me. I initially thought this before I started using the Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Moroccanoil Extra Volume conditioner as I was not expecting it to work for me as an everyday shampoo and conditioner. What i thought is that this could be part of a weekly hair treat, you know one on a Sunday afternoon or when i don’t have to face the world afterwards because my scalp reacts and makes my entire hair look horrible. Well, I was wrong. So very wrong. This has become my everyday (sometimes every second day) hair washing ritual.
I am officially hooked on this product… but before I go into details, lets talk about the product itself….
The packaging is very Moroccanoil style generic, it doesn’t look like much 2 250ml bottles, one white – the conditioner and the other blue – the shampoo. It is specifically for fine hair and those that are looking for some extra volume. It is sulphate free and not tested on animals. It is packed with rich nutrients and argan oil to enrich the hair and make it more healthy, shiny and make it have more body.
It ticks all of the above and more… both of the products have a masculine woody scent with a slight accent of a floral note, nothing too empowering though as this Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to be unisex. They do however leave your hair with a very sexy scent that lingers when your hair is flicked.
The Extra Volume Shampoo it is a creamy gel which lathers up quickly and rinsing out easily. It leaves my problematic scalp feeling moisturised but not overly stimulated with no irritation.
The Extra Volume Conditioner is a smooth, lightweight and creamy formula. I visibly noticed that with ease it lifted the sign of any tangles (thank you Cape Town wind!).
Overall, when my hair has been washed with the Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo and Extra Volume Conditioner I have noticed a visible difference in the condition of my scalp. This I believe is down to the rich argan oil which is present in the products. My hair can last up to two days with no washing (huge achievement for me) and retaining its shine while being naturally lifted from the root. A little certainly goes a long way, to my shampoo bottle I have used only half of my conditioner. So I will need to restock on my shampoo before I have finished my conditioner.
I am going to be stocking up this weekend from my nearest hair salon… You can get your paws on the Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo for R290 and the Moroccanoil Extra Volume Conditioner for R310!
Disclaimer: These products were given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of these products in anyway.
About 6 months ago at an event I got given a different product to the normal what I usually recieve. This product was a candle, but to be specific, it was a Soy Lites candle. It has taken me so long to get round to using it because I must be honest I was a bit sceptical about using it. It was something out of the ordinary for me and what I normally do (which is rarely use any sort of body lotions apart from in the cold winter months) and with me going away soon on an overseas adventure to where it is definitely going to be the midst of summer and skin will be on show, I decided to take the plunge and actually try this revolutionary candle out.
Essentially, it is as simple as it sounds, a candle which is made from 100% soy oil and oure essential oils. The only thing is that the candle has skin moisturising benefits – you heard me right, a candle which moisturises your skin but it does not do this via osmosis in the air. Upon the candle burning the Soy Lites produce a pool of soft, warm, creamy oil, which while the candle is still burning you can pour from the glass container slowly into your hand and then apply all over your body slowly massaging it into your skin. It is not boiling hot as one would expect, it is just a perfect temperature. This oil is not overly greasy or waxy in texture, it is really smooth and is the ideal temperature for a massage or even to be used a daily moisturiser (which I believe might be too much fuss for me but I know some people love lavishing stuff onto themselves after bathing/showering).
Soy Lites are nauturally rich in Vitamin E and lecithin which is said to be of therpeutic benefit for those with cracked and dry skin or eczema or psoriasis.
The Soy Lites candle which I have been using was the Harmony moisturing range which has essences of Rose, Geranium and Jasmine which smells absolutely divine but there is another 7 moisturising ranges using all different concoctions of different essential oils for everyone’s personal taste. I think the next one I will try will have to be the Decadence Moisturising range as it has my 2 favourite essential oils which are Vanilla and Ylang Ylang.
The candles retail on the Soy Lites website for R145.00 each and I have recently seem them for sale in Stuttafords and various pop up kiosks in shopping malls and I believe are a unique present and a gorgeous idea for bridal shower gift as it has a touch of hidden sexy without being over the top.
Disclaimer: This product was given to me as a gift at an event I attended late last year, this has in no way altered my view of this product in anyway.
I don’t know about you lot, but I always shudder at the thought of having to use an entire anti-ageing range, luckily I do not yet, but I’m sure one day that will not be case… I dabble around with a few different products here and there but still I have teenage skin, so lets hope it doesn’t turn into old lady skin over night… and in order to make sure that day is later rather than sooner, use some preventative measures in the form of oil to look after your skin! Remember, prevention is always better than cure!
Here are my top picks…
Also known as Moroccan oil, it is rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids.
Rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from harmful free radicals and the oxidation of cells.
Also known as linseed oil, this softens the skin while providing essential fatty acids.
Rich in skin-loving omega3,6,7 and 9 oils.
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Hello pretty poutlings!
So today under my spotlight is Carita Progressif Anti-Age Pearl of Youth for Lips which I received in my November Rubybox
This product sells for R610 for 15ml
So we all love French products, but I just couldn’t get my head, or lips, wrapped around this one.
This is a beautifying anti-ageing emulsion that nourishes the lips and helps repair them while smoothing out fine lines. This volumising peptide restores your lips youthfulness leaving them young and plump and sassy and soft and moisturised again.
Use it twice a day, in the morning and evening on clean dry lips.
This product does contain Pearl powder extract, phytokine ( A soy extract which rebuilds the dermis), anti-glycation peptides, bio-hyaluronate de sodium, volumising peptide, pink pearlescent pigments and plum oil. Although it’s a perfectly light pink color, I just couldn’t get used to the grainy feel of the product. Whether it is the pearl powder or something else, the grainy feel on my lips just drove me absolutely insane.
My suggestion, visit your nearest beauty counter and get a trial or sample size of this product before you decide to buy it.
Have a pouty perfect day!