Sunday, March 31, 2013

Review: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body & Face

I received this bottle of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil for Hair, Body & Face for reviewing purposes.  I admit from the moment I received my campaign invitation I was duly excited!  Oils are so good for your skin and hair and to have a product that can be used in multiple fashions? Score!  Upon receipt I decided to play it safe and use it first on my body before I ventured into my face OR my hair.  After trying it, I have to say I am VERY glad I went that route before trying this anywhere other than my arms and hands.

The product is packaged in a yellow and green plastic squirt bottle which contains 5 fl oz of product.  The bottle is very sleek and slim which provides easy storing capabilities.  The squirt bottle seems to hold up well, even when dispensing the oil – I have not had any problems with the oil leaking or dribbling out of the bottle after dispensing.  The price ranges store to store but can be found anywhere between $4.79-5.99.

The product is a clear – or it may have a tinge of yellowness to it (it’s hard to tell due to packaging).  It has a slight citrus scent to it, but it’s very mellow and not even relatively overpowering.  According to the bottle it has 3 nutritive fruit oils: olive, avocado and shea.  It is geared towards being a multi-use oil for hair, body and face which is rapidly absorbing to treat dryness for healthy looking hair and skin.

While I feel it was rapidly absorbing (meaning it doesn’t take long for it to “absorb” into the skin – you are left with an oily substance on your skin (and possibly even in your hair).  Because of this I would suggest, if you are looking for a multi-use oil, use this product at night and gingerly wash it off your skin and out of your hair the next morning.  Otherwise you may look like a greasy, shiny mess if you go out with it on.

The Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition can be purchased at almost all major retailers that sell Garnier items: CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Wal-Mart.  It can also be found on websites such as,,,, etc.

Due to the natural oily residue I found this left on my skin I would not recommend this to anyone (who like myself) does not like a greasy/oily residue on their skin after applying a product.  I tend to go for oils and lotions which do the job without me feeling like I have to wipe my hand/skin down on a towel to rid myself of the “slimy” feeling.

The product does absorb quickly into the skin, but I left this almost, silicone like texture to my skin after smoothing it into my skin.  It was a little odd.  I am big on textures, etc., so it was just uncomfortable feeling for me so I would not recommend this.


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Monday, March 18, 2013

Haul: Wet n Wild - Going in the Wild Palette

I was browsing Instagram and Facebook a few weeks ago and saw a blogger posted a photo of a nude Wet n Wild eyeshadow palette.  Staring at my phone, I literally said “Whaaaat?”  I ended up googling the palette name and found out it was a limited edition spring palette – which apparently is very hard to find in stores.  My local pharmacies haven’t gotten them yet, but after going onto Nouveau Cheap’s blog I found a sighting map.  A lot of the sightings happened at grocery chains not in my area – but I noticed a few people had mentioned their local Christmas Tree Shop had the palette.

That put the hunt on – I started calling all pharmacies and Christmas Tree Shops in my area.  Every single one of them for days said they did not have the limited edition palettes.  Then on a whim a week later I decided to go shopping and I had to get a few things near the Christmas Tree Shop so I decided to take a peak.  After browsing where the limited edition displays would be, I was bummed – then walked down the Wet n Wild product aisle and nearly squeed.  There, sitting on the shelf was a single Going in the Wild palette.  Into my cart it went and off to the check out I went with all my purchases.

Now if I could only get my hands on the nude palette my life (haha) would be complete!

Have you spotted the new Wet n Wild limited edition Spring Forward palettes in stores?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Goody Tangle Fix

I spotted this Goody TangleFix gentle detangler brush at Walmart last week after almost purchasing the Tangle Teaser on Amazon.  Originally I found it (the Tangle Teaser) for $9.99 on Amazon and when I went to order it, it was $19.99 – err, put the brakes on – NO thank you at that price.  So when browsing around Walmart, I decided to head down the brush aisle (which I typically don’t do) and gasped when I saw this.  I grabbed it, put it in my cart, finished up my shopping and ran home.  It was under $8 and after using it, it was worth every single penny.

When I grow my hair out, my hair gets tangled quite easily.  When my hairs shorter I can comb the tangles out without a problem – but when my hair grows past my shoulders, forget it.  If I don’t slather conditioner into my hair while washing, I end up tugging my hair with my brush when I’m combing it through.

I have used this both wet and dry and I have to say it works perfectly both ways!  No pain, no tugging, just a quick and easy brushing.  The design of the brush simply gets rid of the tangles without tugging at my hair.  I don’t know how it does it – or the mechanics of it, but it’s phenomenal and I’m SO glad I have this in my life now. Worth the investment AND the hunt if you’re looking for something to make combing your hair a breeze.

Have you purchased a detangler brush?