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Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

After using the ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner for a while, I decided to try out the Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner from my Walmart Spring 2015 Beauty Box.

Schwarzkopf essence ULTÎME Omega Repair & Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner

What I love about this product? The scent is a nice departure from floral and fruity scents. It’s also not a clean scent that some shampoos have but a more cologne type kind of scent I would say. It does the job of both shampoo and conditioner I would say but the formula wouldn’t have me coming back for more honestly. The shampoo is kind of silvery translucent in color while the conditioner is the typical white.

What I don’t like about this product? The first time I used it, I thought it was strange that it felt like the shampoo stripped my hair of moisture but I reasoned that I’m using the conditioner with it so it’s okay. Well, my hair is noticeably more limp and has less volume with the use of both products. Hoping to resolve this, I decided to try just using the shampoo and it didn’t help much. My hair is still more limp than with what I was using before trying this pair. At least it’s not brittle or very dry. I was actually nervous that I might be the only one with a negative experience but looks like reading up reviews online on this it’s all across the board. Some gave it very high praises as it saved their hair while others have extremely bad experience with this (mostly feeling that it’s stripping their hair of moisture a lot). As I’ve mentioned in a lot of my reviews before, different strokes for different folks. Almost nothing works for everyone so don’t take my negative review as exactly what you will experience with the same product.

This item should be available in various drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

Olay Fresh Outlast® Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash

Here’s a quick post on my take on the Olay Fresh Outlast® Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash. I got this from my recent Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box.

Olay Fresh Outlast® Cooling White Strawberry & Mint Body Wash

What I love about this product? The strawberry scent it fresh and light. I don’t detect much of a mint scent at all, which works for me. The formula is creamy and of the right consistency expected from a body wash. I can’t really speak for the cooling effect the name of this product seems to indicate. I personally wouldn’t like that unless I live in a hot and humid place where my body immediately starts to sweat after I step out of the shower. I like to stay nice and warm for the most part. The directions indicate to “squeeze a small amount onto a wet puff, later and rinse”. I used this with The Bathery Delicate Bath Sponge that I got from the same beauty box. That really helped boost bubbles and lather.

The Bathery Delicate Bath Sponge

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing really. It’s widely available and retails for a decent price as expected from a drugstore body wash. I’d snap it up in a heartbeat on some sale for sure cause I rarely buy anything without a sale or coupon.

This item should be available in various drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2

The last 2 beauty boxes from Target were a hit: Target Head Of The Class 2015 Beauty Box and Target Honor Roll 2015 Beauty Box. Here’s the Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2.

Target Summer 2015 Beauty Box #2

Everything came in a black reusable sturdy cardboard box. For $7, this is a steal as the estimated retail value of everything here is $35. Being that I loved the past few boxes, I am very pleased with this one.

Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask

CoverGirl Super Sizer Mascara

Olay Active Botanicals Day Lotion & Moisturizing Toner

Fekkai Pré-Soleil Hair Mist

Crest 3D Whitestrips 1hr Express

I am very thrilled with the Clairol Hair Food Moisturizing Hair Mask and Fekkai Pré-Soleil Hair Mist. Those alone made the box worth it for me. As usual it does come with a $3 off $15 coupon on beauty items to use at Target.

ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

Hey guys! Hope the start of the week went well for y’all! It was quite productive for me at work but let me tell ya….I didn’t really want to get out of bed this morning. LOL! I am so happy writing this post at the moment because I managed to stop by Bath & Body Works again today after realizing that today is their last day for the 2 for 24 candle sale. Not knowing when they’ll have one again, I went to the store after confirming the store I was going to got more 3-wicks in the scent Leaves. It was the one scent I really wanted to get yesterday since I’ve never smelled it before that I’ve heard lots of good things about it. They were sold out! They got a new shipment in today and I called to make sure they had it out on the floor before I went. It was even better than what I could’ve expected it to be. It’s THE FALL SCENT for me from them to date. Anyway, today’s post is on something I’ve reviewed recently. I mentioned that one of the things I didn’t like was the quality of the product labels especially for what they retail for. Well, they offered to send another set to me with their updated labels and I’m glad to report that it’s much better. Here’s my take on the ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner.

ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

ProfilePRO Customized Shampoo & Conditioner

My previous review based on the trial size set can be found here. With that said, I took the chance to possibly improve the formula based on the customization with what I learned with the trial set. I’ve been using it for at least 2 weeks now. I also changed up the scent to see what something other than Jasmine would fare so I chose Vanilla. In terms of scent, I didn’t feel like it smelled like what I thought a vanilla scent would be. My co-worker sis Renu didn’t think so either. My husband did thought it smelled somewhat like vanilla. It’s just definitely not the bakery vanilla scent I expected it might be. It does smell familiar somewhat but I couldn’t quite pin down on what it is. With the newer formula, there is only a minimal difference that I noticed compared to the trial set. I only changed one thing if I remember right. The shampoo is still more viscous than most shampoos I’ve tried. To be honest, I think it’s not just most but ANY shampoo I’ve ever tried. If you’re not aware of the viscosity of this, you might end up wasting a lot of the product (which would be a tragedy since you’re paying a pretty penny for this). Just tilt the bottle slowly to see how fluid it is as to not waste any product. The conditioner is more or less of the same viscosity and texture as I would expect a conditioner to be….just like what I experienced in my review of the trial set. And just like I mentioned before with my earlier review, the shampoo can feel like it’s a little bit on the clarifying side. Not as much of my oils stripped as with the trial set for sure due to the slightly different customized formula I think. The conditioner does well in replenishing what is lost after shampooing.

Verdict? Definitely answer the questions for customization as honestly as you can. I do think it makes a difference even if it’s minimal. I can tell the difference in the formula, while subtle, between the trial set and the full-sized set. All I did was change the fragrance and one selection. Their labels are waterproof now so they stay pretty and shiny just like what you’d expect.

This product can easily be purchased on their website here.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Marrakesh Endz

Hey guys! Hope y’all are having a great weekend even though it’s about to end in a few hours. It felt really short to me. I was able to get some cleaning and laundry done as well as squeeze in some game time (I’m currently back to playing 7 Days To Die). I was able to also make a quick stop to the mall just for Bath & Body Works to check out some of the Fall scents. I was disappointed that my store didn’t have Leaves but maybe the just sold out or something. I was able to get a good deal with the 2 for 24 candle deal and getting one of those aloe gel lotions for $7 as a filler item to use the 10 off 30 coupon. Anyway, wrapping it up tonight is this blog post on Marrakesh Endz.

Marrakesh Endz

What I love about this product? It’s better than what I expected actually. I got this small tube from my ipsy July 2014 Glam Bag. I used this actively for about a month and then tapered off when my hair got to a really great state. I wouldn’t say that it seals and repairs split ends like it claims to do but it certainly does strengthen my hair and possibly prevent future splitting as a result. The ends of my hair are in a much better state after using it for a while. I remember not noticing split ends as much after using it for a while. Maybe I just don’t get more split ends than what I already have. My hair feels thicker and seems healthier overall. The formula is not greasy at all even though I thought it might be. It’s certainly not in oil form but more like a cream form that’s white in color.

The scent might bother some but I didn’t mind it at all. It’s a warm scent and it makes me think of something like sandalwood.

What I don’t like about this product? Probably accessibility. It retails for $5.99 for 1 fl oz / 30 ml or $17.99 for 4 oz / 118 ml, which isn’t a bad price at all but I tried to look up where I can get it locally and my search yielded nothing.

This item should be available in select salons that’s listed in the store locator on their website.

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