EVOLVh DreamGel Review

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EVOLVh DreamGel

Today I’m reviewing the newly launched DreamGel Strong Hold Styler from EVOLVh that I received from their PR Team. Even though I haven’t used hair gel in a million years, I was curious to try as I’ve loved everything I’ve ever tried from the brand! I received it before the launch date to test it out. [info in italics taken from their press release]

DreamGel is hair gel reinvented. This modern gel does it all: hold, volume, texture, shine, smoothing, definition and control. It leaves hair soft and touchable, and the performance lasts for 2-3 days and beyond

DreamGel contains tapioca starch which absorbs excess oils for extending time between washes and amino acids which strengthen strands to reduce splitting and breakage, making it not only a remarkable styler but a strengthening treatment too.

EVOLVh DreamGel

The DreamGel is nothing like the hair gel of the past! It doesn’t make my hair feel heavy, greasy or crunchy – even when I let it air dry. And when I use my Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, I can use it to either do my hair smooth, or wavy. The hold is firm but not hard, and makes my hair shiny and less frizz prone. It has their signature grapefruit scent (uplifting and clean, and not over-scented or perfumey).

As an added plus, EVOLVh was kind enough to give me a 15 % off discount code for my readers that will be active on their website from September 9th to 12th – DREAM15 – this is not an affiliate code.

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Disclosure: Product was gifted, but my opinion is always my own, the discount code is not an affiliate code.

Cumulative Empties – May to July 2021 Part 2

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Today we have part 2 of my cumulative empties from May to July – bath and body and haircare empties. I’ll let you know if I plan to eventually repurchase or not, and link to my original reviews.

Bath and body:

Empties May to Jul 2021

Haus of Gloi Bubbling Scrubs in Glow and Splendiferous – I was given a gift card for my birthday (from a dear friend) at the beginning of the pandemic, and these were two of the treats that I’d gotten with it. The Bubbling Scrubs are amazing – I’ve been purchasing these for longer than I’ve been blogging. Would definitely purchase again. I have a few more in my stash.

Lowen’s Natural Skincare Bubble Paste – I purchased this, but I have gotten PR from them in the past. Will definitely re-purchase this, it is amazing and only contains three ingredients!

NuWorld Botanicals Multi-Mineral Bath Soak in Meditation – I won this in a giveaway from NuWorld and Cat from MyLipAddiction, and I’ve gotten PR from NuWorld in the past. These bath salts are amazing, and I would purchase them. I’ve tried and reviewed the Stress Relief version of these salts.

Haircare:

Empties May to Jul 2021

Oneka Cedar & Sage Shampoo – This is a nice shampoo, but my hair is too dry these days, so I would not re-purchase this formula, but would likely try one geared for dry hair. The cedar scent is so good though.

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Shine Shampoo & Conditioner – These were PR gifted. Really amazing. I wish that I could buy this brand here in Montreal.

Have you tried any of these?

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Disclosure: Post contains a mix of products that were gifts, PR, giveaway winnings and purchases by me. All have been identified. My opinion is always my own.

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo + Conditioner Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Sulfate Free Shampoo + Conditioner with Royal Hibiscus and Shea Butter. Since Garnier recently became a Leaping Bunny certified cruelty free brand, I’ve been trying out a few things. [info in italics taken from the Garnier Canada website]

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo and Conditioner

Experience up to 72 hours of deep care for curly hair. Blend in royal hibiscus to define curls and blend out sulfates and parabens. Sustainably sourced ingredients and bottle is made of 100% PCR and is recyclable. Blended for you. Blended for the environment.

The Curl Care Shampoo lathers really well considering that it is sulfate free. It hydrates my hair and makes it feel super clean and easier to manage.

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo and Conditioner

The 5-in-1 Curl Conditioner can be used in several different ways – 1. Pre-Wash Treatment, 2. Co-Wash, 3. Conditioner, 4. Combing Cream and 5. Leave-In Conditioner. I’ve only been using it as a traditional conditioner so far, and it leaves my hair feeling soft, less tangled, and hydrated without feeling weighed down or heavy. The conditioner is thick and rich.

Garnier Whole Blends Curl Care Shampoo and Conditioner

The scent is beautiful, and not overpowering, the shea butter scent is stronger to my nose than the hibiscus, but they’re both there. I also love that both the shampoo and conditioner have pump bottles, so much easier to deal with in the shower!

A great budget-friendly, drugstore option for wavy to curly hair!

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Crüe Cosmetics Fast Growth Treatment Bundle – Neptüne Hydrating Oil Review

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Today I’m reviewing the part of the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle from Quebec based company, Crüe Cosmetics. I’ve been following this brand on Instagram for awhile and decided to purchase the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle out after reading a few of their blog posts about hair care. [info in italics taken from the Crüe Cosmetics website]

Crüe Cosmetics is a Montreal based company that specializes in the creation of products that are all natural, organic and vegan. The process involves the infusion of herbs and essential oils in order to produce highly efficient holistic products that are safe to use on hair and skin. We are passionate about delivering natural alternatives to hair and skin care and our products are all crafted and packaged by hand to maximize quality. We do not test on animals nor do we use any animal byproducts because we believe that within nature lies the cure to any ailment and we strive to use these solutions to help our customers. At Crüe Cosmetics, your beauty is in the hands of nature.

The Fast Growth Bundle is comprised of L’Ör Growth Serum and Neptüne Hydrating Oil. The serum is used on the scalp, and the oil is used on the hair for optimum healthy hair growth. I’ve been using them both for about two months now, so I feel ready to review them. Let’s take a look at the hydrating oil. I’ve already reviewed the Growth Serum here.

Neptüne Hydrating Oil

Neptüne Hydrating oil is a very versatile grape seed oil based product meant to be used on your hair, face and body. Grape seed oil contains more linoleic acid than most carrier oils and is full of emollients and nutrients which make it ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair, reducing dandruff and dermatitis, and aid in the nurturing and growth of healthy skin cells. Burdock Root and Nettle leaf are well known for their ability to cure skin and hair issues such as dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, dandruff and dermatitis. We’ve added the anti-inflammatory, anti-septic and anti-bacterial benefits of Lavender, Geranium, Black Pepper, Patchouli and Peppermint to further assist in strengthening of follicles, stimulating healthy hair growth and to treat wrinkles, unclog pores, remove blemishes and treat acne. With its many uses and benefits, Neptüne Hydrating oil is bound to become a staple in the care routine of anyone desiring beautiful hair and skin.

This oil can used used on hair, face and body. I’ve mainly used it on my hair and I have to say that I’m so in love with this one – it makes my hair so incredibly soft and shiny. The scent is beautiful, very earthy / herbal which I absolutely love! If the ends of my hair feel a little dry on my “Next Day Hair”, I just apply a little extra to the ends. It also works great to control frizz.

Just this week I decided to try a little bit of the Hydrating Oil on an irritated patch of skin in my underarm (which is either eczema, or reaction caused by baking soda in one of my deodorants) and the redness is nearly gone. Nothing I’ve tried has worked so quickly to reduce irritation! Powerful stuff.

Needless to say, I love the Neptüne Hydrating Oil!

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

Crüe Cosmetics Fast Growth Treatment Bundle – L’Ör Growth Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the part of the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle from Quebec based company, Crüe Cosmetics. I’ve been following this brand on Instagram for awhile and decided to purchase the Fast Growth Treatment Bundle out after reading a few of their blog posts about hair care. [info in italics taken from the Crüe Cosmetics website]

Crüe Cosmetics is a Montreal based company that specializes in the creation of products that are all natural, organic and vegan. The process involves the infusion of herbs and essential oils in order to produce highly efficient holistic products that are safe to use on hair and skin. We are passionate about delivering natural alternatives to hair and skin care and our products are all crafted and packaged by hand to maximize quality. We do not test on animals nor do we use any animal byproducts because we believe that within nature lies the cure to any ailment and we strive to use these solutions to help our customers. At Crüe Cosmetics, your beauty is in the hands of nature.

The Fast Growth Bundle is comprised of L’Ör Growth Serum and Neptüne Hydrating Oil. The serum is used on the scalp, and the oil is used on the hair for optimum healthy hair growth. I’ve been using them both for about two months now, so I feel ready to review them. Let’s take a look at the scalp serum:

L’Ör Growth Serum

L’Ör Growth Serum is a castor oil based serum infused with a special blend of herbs and organic essential oils such as: Ginger, Garlic, Black Pepper, Vetiver and Onion. These oils penetrate deep within the scalp to stimulate hair growth and maintain healthy hair and scalp. We also added 100% pure Rose essential oil and Sandalwood to assist in cooling the scalp and help treat and prevent dandruff. Castor oil has been used for centuries to improve hair growth due to its high ricinoleic acid content which balances the scalp’s pH level and increases circulation to the scalp. This unique combination of natural organic ingredients will improve the overall quality of your hair while accelerating hair growth.

I use the scalp serum once a week, sometimes once every week and a half. My scalp is very sensitive, and I find that it has been so much less easily irritated since I started using it. I also have a bunch of new hair growth – baby hairs. My hair tends to grow fairly quickly normally, but these days it seems like it is growing even faster! It does smell more like garlic and onions to my nose than vetiver, rose or sandalwood – but rinsing with apple cider vinegar after washing keeps the scent from sticking around, and gives my hair a crazy amount of shine!

I’ll be reviewing the Neptüne Hydrating Oil in a separate post this week!

Jamella, the owner of Crüe Cosmetics, calls each and every one of her customers and offers a hair consultation, and asks for feedback on the products. A very personal touch, one that I really appreciated!

Once I use up my current stash of hair masks, I’d like to try the Angëlia Hair Mask.

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment Review

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I’ve been mega busy with work deadlines, sorry for the delay in reviews – today I have a review of the Shea Moisture Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-In Treatment. I purchased it recently because I got the Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer for my birthday (which I will review soon) and needed a heat protectant product. [info in italics taken from the Shea Moisture website]

Miracles do happen! SheaMoisture Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-in Treatment does it all; detangles, nourishes dry hair, softens, cuts drying time, adds shine, smoothes and is enhanced with an anti frizz formula, adds silkiness, and helps to protect against thermal and environmental damage. Made with a blend of Sugarcane, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Marshmallow Root, and nourishing botanicals, this high-slip formula is great for tangle-free, manageability and hair health. Leaves hair smooth, soft and lustrous.

This is a really great multi-purpose hair product. It makes my hair so soft, and really does help control frizz. It also works great for refreshing “next day hair”. This treatment can be used for both straight and wavy / curly styles. It doesn’t weigh my hair down or make it feel greasy or crunchy – just soft and smooth.

My only complaint is that I really dislike its scent – I can’t pinpoint exactly what it smells like, but it reminds me of a cheap men’s cologne. Thankfully the scent disappears after awhile.

Have you tried this one? Do you have a fave heat protectant product?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, I purchased this!

Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Review

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Today I have a review of the Attitude Super Leaves Shampoo Clarifying Lemon Leaves and White Tea [info in italics taken from the Attitude website]

Did you know white tea leaf extract is known to delay the aging process thanks to its high antioxidant concentration? It also helps to protect your hair from daily oxidation. Harness the power of antioxidant-rich white tea leaf extract with ATTITUDE’s Super leaves™ Clarifying Shampoo. Plus, thanks to its purifying lemon leaf extract, you can give your hair a deep clean to restore its shine, even more if you are using styling products. Also, you will love its aroma that reminds us of Earl Grey tea and fresh cucumber. EWG Verified™, hypoallergenic and dermatologically-tested, our Clarifying Shampoo includes moringa seed extract, known for its antipollution properties. 

This is a great sulfate free clarifying shampoo – it lathers super well, and leaves my hair feeling super clean and shiny. I don’t find that it dries my hair out like some clarifying shampoos. The scent is very mild – I don’t smell any cucumber though, but it does smell like a lemony tea to my nose.

Also – I love that this brand is made in Canada!

Have you tried this clarifying shampoo? Do you use a clarifying shampoo?

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Disclosure: I purchased this!

Cumulative Empties Aug to Dec 2020 – Hair, Body and Makeup

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Earlier this week I shared my cumulative skincare empties, and today I have my haircare, body care an makeup empties (not decluttered makeup, that was a separate post). I didn’t finish up nearly as much in these categories as I did with my skincare stash, but I still feel like I’m making progress in using up products. I will link to my original reviews and let you know if it is something I would purchase / re-purchase or not (by purchase I mean eventually, as my goal is to only buy products when necessary).

Hair and Body Care:

NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Shampoo – This was a part of a larger PR package from the brand. The matching conditioner has a few uses left in it, so I’m sure it will be in my next round of empties. I really love the Perfect Repair Shampoo – it makes my hair so soft and healthy feeling. I would purchase a full size of this if I can get it here, or order online from a Canadian website.

MoMi Beauty Styling Jelly – This was from my Petit Vour subscription. I liked this a lot, it worked well for my wavy, frizz prone hair. I would love to get a full size of this eventually – once I use up my current stash of styling products.

Sothys Pro-Youth Body Serum – This was a PR product. This is more like a rich body butter than a serum. Amazing for dry skin, and left my skin silky smooth. It is on the pricy side though, and I have a few body lotions / body butters to use up in my stash.

Makeup Empties:


Essence Cosmetics Lips Go Wow Plumping Lip Gloss – I LOVE this lip plumping gloss. It doesn’t sting or burn like a lot of lip plumpers. I plan on getting another one if they still have them at Shoppers / Pharmaprix.

Smashbox SuperFan Mascara – This was a free deluxe sample with purchase. Its a nice mascara, but didn’t hold a curl well for me, so I would not purchase a full size. I think that it is a great mascara if you don’t have stick straight lashes like I do!

So there you have it, the final empties for 2020. I’ve already finished up a few things this month, so I might return to a monthly empties format as long as I finish up a minimum of five products each month.

I’ll be back next week with some Bath and Body product reviews.

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Disclosure: Post contains both PR and self-purchased products – all are individually identified. My opinion is my own regardless and is based on my experience with the product(s).

Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Kristin Ess Hair Weightless Shine Air Dry Creme. I bought it a few weeks ago and have been using it since [info in italics taken from well.ca website].

I’ve always dreamed of that wash-and-go life… now it’s just reality. If you only have time for one product, let this be the one. It smooths, it separates, it adds shine, it gives texture, what more could you want!? It can be used on any hair texture; straight, curly, thick, fine or frizzy, to achieve an effortless, polished look.
Contains Zip-Up Technology:
Kristin Ess’ proprietary strengthening complex designed to help “zip-up” split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

Benefits:

  • for all hair types
  • frizz calming
  • shine restoring
  • softening + smoothing
  • time saving
  • cruelty free

I try not to heat style my hair very often, so anything that works well with air drying is great for me. I love that this styling creme work for all hair types and textures. It works really well on my wavy hair, and helps keep it under control without making it feel crunchy, stiff or dirty. It has a scent, but I can’t really identify what it smells like, but it isn’t overpowering and it doesn’t linger.

Have you tried this one?

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Disclosure: I purchased this.