The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum Review

I have had this hair glossing serum from The Body Shop for a couple of years and somehow I could never write a review post for it. Usually The Body Shop products just doesn’t work for my hair. I have tried the Banana range (HERE) and Rainforest conditioner (HERE) and had horrible experience with both of them. This glossing serum looked promising at the time, read on to know how it fared.

 

Price: Rs 995 for 75 ml

Shelf Life: 3 years

 

The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum Review

  • The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum comes in attractive light pastel green plastic packaging with pump mechanism. The pump is covered with a transparent cap which shuts tight making it travel friendly.
  • The pump dispenses enough product in one go for shoulder length hair, but longer hair like mine will need 2 pumps.
  • It smells amazing! I love the fragrance. It is citrusy and lingers on for a couple of hours. There have been a few times when I have applied this serum only for its smell (Though I am pretty sure I have smelled this fragrance as some car perfume :P)
  • The consistency is like a thick oil but spreads quite easily and feels light weight on hair. It doesn’t feel greasy on hands either.
  • I use this serum on damp towel dried hair and it instantly helps in managing tangles and making my hair smooth, soft and silky.
  • I didn’t see much glossing effect on my hair. I have used this on completely dry hair as well to test the glossiness, and it adds a teeny bit of shine but weighs down the hair. You have to be careful about the quantity as a little amount goes a long way.
  • It contains Grape seed oil which is lighter than olive or coconut oil, making it ideal for moisturizing and conditioning dry hair without making the hair greasy.  Grape seed oil also helps to lock in moisture and prevent frizz, split ends, and brittle hair.
  • I don’t have crazily frizzy hair but if you do, this serum will help in taming the frizz to a great extent.
  • I love this serum and since only a little quantity is required, the bottle will last long.
  • I would recommend this glossing serum to all hair types, except very thin hair as it will weigh your hair down.

(I have THIS nailpolish on my nails)

 

 

 

 

 

xoxo, Blossom

Empties Vol. 4 + Mini Reviews

 

 

Here are my recent empties and their mini reviews-

 

  1. The Body Shop Rainforest Shine Conditioner: The Body Shop products are raved throughout the world, but its haircare just doesnt work for me. I HATED this conditioner. It caused hairfall in multiple steps-  during the application of conditioner, while washing it off, and after drying the hair. I will never ever repurchase it again. I have tried the Banana range as well and that didn’t go well with my hair either. (Price Rs 795 for 250 ml).

2. Inglot Nail Enamel Remover: This nailpolish remover used to be my holy grail for many years. I have finished so many bottles, both small orange packaging (25 ml) and this bigger one. This nailpolish remover doesnot dry the nails and removes most nailpolish in one swipe. This nailpolish remover is gentle on the nails, but its price is the main problem. It is quite pricey for a nailpolish remover which is why I have now switched to the Colorbar one. (Rs 550 for 100ml, price may have increased now).

3. FabIndia Rose and Almond Body Butter: I have had this body cream for a couple of years and somehow I could never finish it. I had to  deliberately hide all other body lotions and moisturizers lying around so that I could finish this one. This body butter is quite rich and slightly thick than nivea soft/ ponds cold cream. It is highly moisturizing and thus more suitable for cold weather. The fragrance is amazing and smells beautifully of roses. FabIndia has now revamped the packaging of all its skincare and hair care products. The one in pic is the old packaging. (Price Rs 360 for 100 ml).

4. Garnier Ultra Blends 5 Precious Herbs Conditioner: Garnier relaunched its Ultra Blends range 2 years back and I have tried 2 or 3 variants already. THIS conditioner by Garnier is my all time favorite and I had high expectations from its Ultra Blend range as well. Thankfully it didn’t disappoint. This conditioner is creamy and leaves hair soft, smooth and tangle-free. (Price: Rs 185 for 175 ml).

5. St Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter Body Lotion: I have already finished (and loved) the St Ives Coconut & Orchid body lotion sometime back and I wanted to give other variants a try. This Oatmeal and Shea body lotion is neither too thick, nor too runny. It is non greasy, highly emollient and is absorbed quickly. However, it is tad drying for my dry skin and I liked Coconut & Orchid one better than this one. It has a mildly sweet scent which doesnot linger for long. If you have normal skin and want a light moisturizer, this is perfect for you. (Price Rs 649 for 621 ml).

 

xoxo, Blossom 🙂

Empties Vol. 3

Empties Vol. 2

Empties Vol. 1

 

 

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo & Conditioner Review

This is my first purchase from the ‘Hair’ section of The Body Shop. I sniffed this product in one of my impromptu visits to the store and I HAD to buy it. Read how it fared on my thin, wavy and frizz prone hair.

 

 

Price: Rs 795 for 250 ml (each for shampoo and conditioner)

 

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner Review

The Body Shop Banana Shampoo and Conditioner come in a round bottle with black flip open cap. The bottle is transparent which allows to look at the product left in the bottle. The cap shuts tight and the packaging is spill proof and travel friendly.

The fragrance is insane! It smells amazingly of banana. Like a banana dessert.  If only the product itself was as good as the fragrance.

The shampoo is pearly yellow in color and slightly runny in texture. It lathers well and cleanses hair well. It is parabens and sulphates free and not tested on animals. However, it makes my hair very dry and more prone to tangles which led to massive hairfall, especially while shampooing. I disliked the shampoo so much that I was so relieved when I finished the bottle!

The conditioner is more bright yellow in color and slightly thick in consistency. The thick consistency of the conditioner makes it a pain to squeeze when the bottle starts getting half empty. For this purpose, I used to store the bottle upside down so it can be squeezed out easily.  It spreads easily and does its job decently. It did make the hair a little better after shampoo, still it didn’t provide enough to make my hair silky smooth (like THIS conditioner did). The conditioner is still better than the shampoo but I would still skip repurchasing it, no matter how delicious it smells.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall, The Body Shop Banana shampoo and conditioner are okay but not great for my hair type- thin, wavy, frizz prone. It may work for other hair types though. The shampoo cleanses well but makes my hair very dry and tangle prone. Banana conditioner is still better than the shampoo but it doesnt make my hair silky smooth and I still feel the need to apply an additional leave on conditioner/serum on my hair. The only good thing I could find with The Body Shop Banana range is that it is parabens and sulphates free. Also, it smells heavenly and so delicious that you could eat it. Don’t though! 😀

xoxo, Blossom

BBLUNT Climate Control Anti-Frizz Leave-in Cream : Review

Bblunt climate control anti frizz leave in cream

I always wanted to try BBlunt products whenever I spotted them in Westside or New U. My hair being frizzy almost 360 days in a year ( counting 5 good hair days! ), I was more than happy to try this product. BBlunt products are especially created for Indian hair type and weather conditions. Here is my take on this product.

What it claims:

This versatile cream ensures your hair looks great, however hot, dry or humid it gets out there.

It enhances natural movement, smoothens and leaves you in charge, whatever the weather.

Specially created for Indian hair.

Protects from the environment and heat styling damage.

 

How to use:

Works best on damp, towel dried hair. Take a small quantity into your palms. Apply evenly, focusing on mid-lengths & ends, keeping away from the scalp. Style as desired.

 

Price: Rs 450 for 150g

 

Bblunt anti frizz cream review

 

Bblunt Climate Control Anti Frizz Leave in Cream review

BBlunt Climate control Anti frizz cream comes in an opaque, black shaped plastic bottle with a pump dispenser. There is a rotating on-off mode on the pump dispenser, so there is no unwanted spillage. The bottle is sturdy and travel friendly.

The cream is white in color with creamy consistency. It is neither too liquid nor too thick, just enough creamy to spread properly. The fragrance is amazing but it doesn’t last long. It lingers for about half an hour on my hair.

I use a coin sized amount (2 pumps) for my mid waist length hair. I apply the cream on damp, towel dried hair. Upon drying, it makes my hair really smooth and reduces frizz for most of the day. It is also easier to detangle and comb the hair after using this product. It makes my hair look sleek and manageable. This cream doesn’t weigh down the hair but if you apply too much of the product, it will make the hair feel heavy and oily. The anti frizz effect stays for 4-5 hours, so if you apply this product in morning, your hair will not remain frizz free by night. As the effect lasts for less than a day, the product needs to be applied again the next morning. I use the product on dry hair as well, using lesser quantity and applying mainly on fly-aways and the ends.

The product claims to be heat protective, but somehow I couldn’t bring myself to using this alone without my heat protecting lotion before straightening/ styling my hair. But the heat protecting feature is always an added benefit!

 

Bblunt anti frizz leave in cream

 

 

Bblunt anti frizz cream

 

 

Bblunt leave in cream anti frizz

 

Bblunt Anti frizz leave in cream review

 

Overall, this product makes the hair sleek, smooth, manageable and frizz free for 4-5 hours. It doesn’t make the hair greasy if applied in moderate quantity. It also helps in detangling the hair. The fragrance is amazing but it doesn’t last long. I wish the anti-frizz effect lasted longer. This product is available in a smaller packaging as well, so one can try that before buying the bigger bottle.

Visit BBLUNT for more information HERE

 

XOXO

Blossom

 

*Disclaimer: Product sent by brand for review.

 

 

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream: Review

garnier fructis oil in cream

 

Hi everyone

After reviewing the shampoo and conditioner from the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition range (check review HERE), I am reviewing another great product from the same range of Garnier.

Garnier Fructis Oil-in-cream is supposed to be a new generation hair oil, containing the benefits of three oils- coconut, almond and olive oil.

Price: Rs 60 for 100 g, Rs 100 for 200g

What it claims

A nourishing hair oil in a light creamy texture. 0% sticky, this light texture cream gets absorbed quickly. Easy to use without messiness of hair oils which includes sticky hair, greasy hair, staining and smell.

oil in cream fructis

 

 

Garnier Fructis Oil-in-cream Review

This product comes in a squeeze tube packaging with flip open cap. The cap is sturdy, leak proof and travel friendly. The yellow color of the tube is signature of its Triple Nutrition range.

The fragrance of this cream is strong and fruity which lingers for a day or two, depending on whether you use this product before or after hair wash.

The consistency of this oil-in-cream is really creamy. It is milky white in color, similar to the conditioner of this range.  I have used this product two ways- pre hair wash as hair oil and after hair wash as leave in conditioner.

Pre Hair wash: If you use it as a replacement for hair oil, dollops of this cream will be used depending on your hair length. This cream does not leave the hair sticky or greasy at all. My hands were not greasy after the application either. But it does leave the hair looking like one has applied gel, minus the hardness/crunchiness. It leaves the hair really soft and smooth after the hair wash. You can apply this cream just before you wash your hair, or overnight.

I wouldn’t say this product can replace hair oil altogether, because in addition to smooth hair that the hair oils promise,  massaging of scalp with the oil is equally important in my opinion. And if you attempt to massage with this cream, I am sure the whole tube will get used up in one application only. Plus it is loaded with chemicals which normal hair oils are not, so deep nourishment is out of question.

 

Post Hair wash: I used a coin sized quantity for application on damp hair just after washing. It did make my hair smooth and really soft to touch. It controls frizziness to an extent. It however did not help in detangling of hair at all. But then this is not a serum and does not claim it either. This product shows its magic only after the hair has dried!

 

oil in cream review

 

 

garnier oil in cream swatch

 

Overall, this is a really great innovation for women on the go. It does make the hair really really soft and smooth. I wouldn’t say this product can replace hair oil altogether, but it is a wonderful product on its own, especially on days you don’t have time for a good oil massage. It is easy on pocket, has amazing fragrance and live upto its claims. I would definitely recommend it.

 

Love,

Blossom

*Disclaimer: Product sent by brand for review. Honest opinion.

 

 

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo & Conditioner: Review

garnier fructis triple nutrition shampoo and conditioner

Hi

I am reviewing the Garnier Triple Nutrition range after using the shampoo and conditioner duo for one month. Before coming to the review, here is something about my hair. My hair are thin, wavy, frizz prone and very dry these days. Because of dryness, my hair tangles easily hence leading to breakage.

Price: Rs 135 for 175 ml (each for shampoo and conditioner)

garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner

What it claims:

Nourishes scalp, length and tips with a 3 oil formula. A new foaming formula with an exquisite fragrance gently and perfectly cleanses the hair.

It has 3 nourishing oils-

Coconut oil- Nourishes & makes hair 10X stronger

Almond oil- Restores beautiful shine in your lengths

Olive oil- Binds, repairs and helps reduce split-ends

garnier fructis triple nutrition price

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo comes in a bright yellow packaging with flip open button cap. The cap is sturdy which shuts tight making it spill proof and travel friendly. But since the packaging is opaque, the quantity of product left in bottle can not be seen. The shampoo is pearly white in color. It is runny in consisitency but lathers well. The first time I washed my hair using this shampoo, I saw an increase in hairfall while washing. But second wash onwards it got normal. This shampoo makes hair squeaky clean but somehow I felt it made my hair dry. Or maybe it’s because of cold weather, but due to this dryness my hair have been tangling a lot leading to major hairfall. The fragrance of this shampoo is strong and fruity, and lingers for a few days.

garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner price

 

garnier triple nutrition shampoo

 

garnier fructis shampoo swatch

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner

The conditioner comes in the same packaging as the shampoo except that the nozzle for dispensing product is at the bottom. The conditioner is milky white in color and very creamy in texture. It is actually more creamy than most other conditioners in market. Being so creamy, it spreads easily through the hair and makes the hair soft and manageable. It leaves the hair feeling smooth and hydrated. The fragrance is similar to the shampoo. It takes care of dry ends and adds shine to the hair without weighing the hair down. I still however need a serum since the shampoo makes my hair very dry. I have used the conditioner with other shampoo and it does its job really well. I have no complaints with the conditioner. Love it!

garnier fructis triple nutrition range

 

Overall, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo and conditioner when used together is great for someone who does not have extremely dry hair. The shampoo cleans the hair and takes off the oil effectively. The conditioner is super creamy and spreads easily. It makes hair  smooth and hydrated. Plus they smell nice and are so affordable. The shampoo could have been more hydrating though.

 

xoxo

Blossom

*Disclaimer: Products sent by brand as part of Happy Hair Challenge.

 

 

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Shampoo & Conditioner: First Impression

garnier fructis triple nutrition shampoo and conditioner

Hi everyone

I have never written about my hair or anything hair related on the blog before. That is because my hair is my most neglected part. The thing is, I usually don’t give much attention to my hair unless I am going to a party (or a date 😛 ). I usually tie my hair in a ponytail. I let it loose only when I am having an amazing hair day. On the other hand, my mother has THE BEST hair. Black, super lustrous, silky, straight…you name a quality and she has it. No dye, no chemical treatment, NOTHING.  I wish I had inherited even half her hair qualities. *Sigh*

I have wavy to straight, brown hair. I stay away from chemical treatments. My hair are thin, silky but lacks volume. However my major concern is frizziness these days. Hairfall not a major problem, but still present. I have almost-waist length hair. And whenever I want a quick fix to my unmanageable hair, I straighten them with hair straightener.

So the deal is, I never stick to one shampoo and conditioner. I keep on changing it. As I said, I am not too fussy about my hair.  This time I am trying Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition range. I remember using Garnier Fructis range when I was in school. It used to come in green packaging and had a very fruity fragrance. This shampoo and conditioner combo promises to strengthen and provide nutrition to hair. The range is enriched with the goodness of 3 oils-Coconut, Almond & Olive, each are well known for their hair care properties.

garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner

 

What it claims:

Nourishes scalp, length and tips with a 3 oil formula. A new foaming formula with an exquisite fragrance gently and perfectly cleanses the hair.

It has 3 nourishing oils-

Coconut oil- Nourishes & makes hair 10X stronger

Almond oil- Restores beautiful shine in your lengths

Olive oil- Binds, repairs and helps reduce split-ends

garnier fructis shampoo and conditioner price

 

Price: Rs 135 for 175 ml each for shampoo and conditioner

My first impression:

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo and conditioner come in a bright yellow plastic packaging with flip open button cap. The cap shuts tight making it spill-proof and travel friendly. However, because the packaging is opaque, the quantity of product left in bottle can not be seen.  The fragrance is strong and fruity-floral. The shampoo is pearly white in color and consistency is slightly runny. The conditioner is milky white in color and very creamy in texture. It is actually more creamy than most other conditioners in market.

garnier triple nutrition shampoo

 

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garnier fructis shampoo swatch

 

garnier fructis triple nutrition range

 

Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition shampoo and conditioner are available at departmental stores and medical shops across the country.

I will be back with a full review soon. Stay tuned 🙂

xoxo

Blossom

*Disclaimer: Products sent by brand as part of Happy Hair Challenge.