Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Klorane Dry Shampoo Review

Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk is a convenient alternative to cleansing and refreshing your hair without having to wash it. This has been a permanent staple in my bathroom for the past 3 years. 

The brand Klorane has been around since the 1960s. Whilst staying with family in Menton, the south of France back in 2004, I discovered that they owned a beauty salon/pharmacy. I discovered so many amazing french brands, including Klorane. Back then there was no dry shampoo, mainly body and hair products. 

I was so tired of washing my hair every second day and styling my frizzy bouffant that I started researching products to help.  With an hour kill at lunch I headed to Priceline and bombarded the SA with questions and advice.  At the time dry shampoo had a very small place in the beauty market.  There were only three brands available, with Klorane being one of them.  So to find out that Priceline stocked this brand I was over the moon.  I purchased all three and out of the three I liked Klorane for my hair the best.

It is suitable for all hair types, as well as sensitive scalps.  It has been my lifesaver since, washing my hair every 3-4 days.  With working full-time and raising a family it's hard to put some time aside for myself to wash, blowdry and style my hair without an ankle biter yanking on the cord.  I'm usually resorting to do my hair really late at night, by then too tired to style, going to be with damp hair and having to fight with my frizz in the morning.

What's even great about this dry shampoo is that my hair still looks great the next day and the day after that.

I've recently noticed since more brands of dry shampoo have come onto the market, the price has dropped. When  I first purchased Klorane Dry Shampoo, I used to pay around $15.  As dry shampoo brands have popped up I can easily pick it up for around $10-12.

My overall rating - 5/5. Viva La France!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Dove Body Silk Moisturiser Review

I received a lovely prize in the mail that consisted of Dove triple moisturising body wash, Loofah and supreme body silk. I'm so glad that I did because it is not a product that I would pick on the shelf of a supermarket and buy.  Not because of the brand or packaging, I've just never really been into moisturising my body and didn't realise after using it how much my body needed it.

Dove Body Silk is a rich silky moisturising cream for all skin types. It is suitable for use all over the body and is non-greasy. It will nourish rough skin, leaving it soft and silky especially on the knees and elbows.

After a shower I used Dove Supreme body silk and it felt oh so lush. My skin absorbed it instantly and felt silky smooth and smelt delicious. There was no sticky residue, I was able to get dressed almost immediately.

Me love this product long time.

My overall rating - 4/5 - Affordable with the luxury feel.

Pantene Pro-V Review

Beautyheaven sent me some Pantene Pro-V products to trial and review. I am par to their trial panel. Very exciting stuff.

Pantene Pro-V - Aqua Light Shampoo
True to Pantene, the familiar fragrance is yummy, not too strong but just right. They have gone in a different direction with their packaging a more modern upscale look. Clear bottles  showing you exactly how much you have left.

The texture is a gel-like clear formula with no colouring. I only needed a small amount as it lathered up quickly.  Once I rinsed my hair, it felt nice and soft and I hadn't even put conditioner on yet.

Pantene Pro-V - Aqua Light Conditioner

I love the texture of the product.  It has a thick and creamy consistency. Fragrance is similar to the shampoo.

I applied the conditioner to mid length to tops and left it on for about a minute or so.  I rinsed thorough.  I was worried that the conditioner was too heavy for my hair weighing it down.  But this did not happened.  My hair is more manageable and less frizzy.  Feeling soft, and oh so light and shiny. 

After using it for about a month, I'm very impressed with the condition of my hair as Pantene in past, made my hair quite static and flyaway but with this shampoo it has made my hair much more manageable.

My overall rating 4/5 - Budget products that work effectively.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence Review

I received a sample of the essence 5 years ago and have been using it ever since. Apart from the expensive price tag, I truly believe my skins condition and radiance is the result from using the essence.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence was the first SK-II product to be released. It was launched in Japan in 1980 and the formula has not changed since. Rich in Pitera, it contains 90%, which is the highest concentration in the whole range. It works to boost the skin's moisture intake, smooth skin texture and renew dull looking skin.

The Facial Treatment Essence is the only product I use from the SK-II range. I've never come across a product so effective in evening out my skin tone as well as a giving me skin clarity.

I regularly receive compliments about my complexion, even though I do have an extensive beauty regime I stick to, there is only so much a moisturiser can do and rest are products that you add to your regime. 

Even though it has a high price tag, I do think the essence is good value for money. I only purchase the essence twice a year and the results justify the price.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


It's taken me 3 months to finally figure out what my log on and password was for my blog. I only got started and I had misplaced my details!

What is happening to my brain? What happen to the days before mobile phones and computers when we had to memorise more than 10 phone numbers, people addresses, appointments and all the other stuff we used our brains for!

Seriously, life is far more complicated these days, technology is supposed to make it easier for us but its given us more work and made our brains lazier. We may have it easy not having to remember phone numbers, appointments and even accessing our emails from our phones but we need passwords and account numbers for everything and where do we store all that info? 

Is technology really helping us? Without it we memorise everything, with it we forget everything and rely on our phone but still need passwords to access everything.

Anyway, I wanted to start blogging about products and everyday stuff which I have not been able to do and although fate may be playing a part telling me it is not my time now, too bad I will try anyways! Even thought I tried every avenue to log in but couldn't, I gave up and thought to start all over again in the new year. 

Tonight, as I felt like spring cleaning my desk and office I accidentally stumbled across a piece of paper that had fallen behind my desk whilst cleaning. It had my log on details, hooray! 

This is all a new adventure for me, learning about social media and blogging and a whole new vocabulary that goes with it.

Until next time, good night and good bye