Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Product Review: Tints of Nature Conditioning Permanent Colour

While I haven't dyed my hair for at least 9 months, my mother not only dyes her hair regularly, but also has tried numerous brands of hair dye. I have convinced her to try Tints of Nature - Conditioning Permanent Colour in 7R Soft Copper Blonde. This was her first time trying out a natural hair colouring system. The product claims to be free of ammonia, resorcinol and parabens. The colour gently cover grey, and uses natural ingredients such as orange, aloe, comfrey, grapefruit and chamomile. Tints of Nature is a highly effective permanent hair colourant made with up to 60% certified organic ingredients.  And while not being a 100% natural option, Tints of Nature is a good alternative, a gentler way to colour your hair with the lowest possible level of PPDs.

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Photoshoot / Glamour

A few months ago I did a photoshoot with Vancouver based photographer, David Circle, and makeup artist Victoria Ho - wanted to share these with you! Enjoy!

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Sunday, 4 November 2012

GlossyBox Canada October 2012 / Pink Beauty

The Canadian edition of GlossyBox October was dedicated towards Breast Cancer awareness month. This month, 50 lucky Glossies received a golden ticket item - a piece of jewelry! Unfortunately, I wasn't one of the winners. Were you?

Overall, I would give this box a B+. This lipstick due is a handy tool to have and is Australian. I love trying new international brands. Although, we've already had something very similar - a lipstick/lipbalm duo. In October's box we received 3 full sized items, which makes our $15 investment kind of worth it.
Unfortunately, next month the price will go up...and becoming a whooping $21 monthly fee! Have you cancelled your subscription because of the fee? I'm certainly thinking about it. Lamenting.

This month's worth is approximately $75, mainly because the lipstick itself is $40.

Full List:

  • Jouviance Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Cream Normal to Dry Skin Treatment / Extremely luxurious face cream, gently formulated to hydrate and increase the firmness of your skin. 
  • Modelco Flipstick Lip Duo / in Dusk Lipstick and Striptease Gloss / Shine Ultra Lip Gloss can be worn alone or layered over Lipstick Lip couture for hours of unbeatable shine / FULL SIZE / $38.75
  • Zoya Nail Polish / in Rory / FULL SIZE / $8.00 / Toxin Free
  • Sebastian Professional Trilliance Shampoo & Conditioner /  Cleanses and polished the hair surface to enable greater light reflection, creating gorgeous natural shine.
  • Gilette Venus / Venus & Olay / FULL SIZE / $16.99
Another great box. It will be hard to say good-bye. Let's hope that the price increase will guarantee some amazing products. I heard the U.S. box while being more expensive, even had a Burberry lipstick!


Product Review: Giovanni 2Chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil

Recently, I have tried Giovanni - 2Chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Ultra-Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner available at local drug stores such as Walmart and Target. My hair is long, wavy, thick and freezy in texture, color treated, requires a lot of shampooing and deep conditioning. This product claims that it will "smooth every strand, seduce with shine, banish frizz, and achieve enviable manageability."

The Giovanni 2Chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner both have generally average ratings. It's definitely not a super high end, high quality product, but worth trying if purchased on sale. The scent is OK, but could be worse. It reminds me of coconut and cheap Suave conditioners and shampoos. It didn't straighten my hair all that much, and instead made it somewhat dry.  

  • no chemicals, certified organic, 100% vegetarian ingredients
  • affordable
  • could work well for fine hair
  • hair feels thicker and heavier 
  • great for shorter hair
  • could work well on African American hair
  • not very moisturizing
  • doesn't perform well with thick hair
  • not recommended for longer hair

Value: 3.5/5
Quality: 3.5/5
Performance: 3/5
Packaging: 4/5
Price: $$

Overall: 3.5/5 

Would I use it again? Only if it was on Clearance or SALE!