Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Product Review: Dessange Oleo Miracle Collection

Hey guys!

Today I'll be reviewing the Dessange hair care system I was lucky enough to receive in my latest VoxBox thanks to Influenster!

I received 3 different items in this box:

  • Dessange Replenishing Shampoo
  • Dessange Replenishing Conditioner
  • Dessange Replenishing Oil
Here's a breakdown of the pros & cons, as usual:

  • After using consistently, my hair feels and looks noticeably smoother, softer, and shinier.
  • Feels clean after each use.
  • I can go longer than usual in between washes, which I found interesting.
  • Doesn't weigh down hair from moisture.
  • Hair feels moisturized after using.
  • Has a noticeable "mature" smell - meaning, I think of my Great Aunt when I smell these products.
  • Higher price tag for being a product found at the drugstore. (I'll break this down below)

The shampoo and conditioner retail for $9.99 while the oil retails for $11.99. These prices are based on Like I said, the prices for these individual products are a bit steeper compared to other drugstore shampoos, conditioners, and oils. However, I believe it's justified since these are much better quality than said brands.

One thing I wanted to mention was the shampoo is 8.5oz while the conditioner is 6.7oz. I tend to use more shampoo than conditioner in an attempt to clean my hair thoroughly and avoid weighing it down from too much conditioner. Although the conditioner doesn't weigh my hair down in this system, I still like to wash my hair the same way. Therefore, I feel the products will run out at the same time which is convenient.

Another thing I wanted to mention is the colors of the actual products. The shampoo is an oily feeling orange while the conditioner is a moisturizing feeling off-white color. The oil however, is clear. I just found it interesting that the shampoo and oil have the same type of feel but completely different colors.

In a typical week, I wash my hair every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Sundays are my day to deep condition my hair as well. On the days I don't wash my hair in the shower, I keep it up and in a hair cap to keep dry then follow the shower by using dry shampoo to keep oil from building up. I find this system helps my hair maintain moisture, softness, and smoothness longer. I use the shampoo and conditioner once in the shower, then follow by using 1-2 pumps of the oil all throughout my hair after the shower.

Overall, I really enjoy these products. I'm really considering buying them again, despite the steeper price tag because of the great benefits they give to my hair. I haven't had as good of hair days as I have using this system in a long time! It's truly is a miracle when I can say this system alone has single-handedly dramatically improved my frizzy hair.

I hope you guys enjoyed this review and found it helpful! Make sure to watch the video below to check out my unboxing of the collection!

Remember to have a positive day! :)


*Products featured in this review were sent to me for review purposes from Influenster*

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Product Review: LUSH Golden Egg Bath Bomb

Hey guys!

I just finished enjoying a relaxing spa night complete with a LUSH Mask of Magnaminty Face Mask, L'oreal Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm (hair masque), the Yankee Candle Marshmallow Chicks candle lit while reading the amazing #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso.

Oh...and let's not forget the LUSH Golden Egg Bath Bomb.

LUSH Golden Egg Bath Bomb
So after using this bath bomb for the first time, I wanted to review it as I had some pros and cons that I wanted to share with you guys interested in making this purchase before they disappear after Easter.

Their website calls this scent a "creamy honey-toffee luxury", which definitely fits the sweet scent description accurately. Here's the rest of the description off of the official LUSH website:

"You can stop hunting for eggs, because the hunt ends here! This spectacular invention has combined a Bath Bomb and a Luxury Bath Melt to create (drumroll please…) the Bath Bomb Melt! Its creamy, moisturizing cocoa butter exterior encases a fizzy Bath Bomb center, and the whole egg is dusted in a delicate golden luster. Even better? It has the classic honey-toffee fragrance of our best-selling Honey I Washed The Kids soap."

Here's a quick breakdown of the pros and cons:


  • Smells great (classic LUSH smell - if you like this, you'll love the smell this leaves!)
  • Leaves a beautiful golden shimmer on your body, even after washing with body wash afterwards.
  • Leaves your body feeling SUPER moisturized and soft.
  • Nice moisturizing foam coating - this foam coating on the top of the bath water ensured that my skin would lock in the moisturizing effect from using this bath bomb, as all LUSH bath bombs are known for.
  • Beautiful shimmer distributed throughout the bath water.
  • Leaves a lingering scent on your body, even after using body wash and body lotion.
  • Doesn't break up easily like other bath bombs - after the overlay of gold shimmer soaked into the bath water, I had to physically sit under the faucet and break up the bath bomb under the running, hot water to have it distribute into the rest of the bathtub.
  • Yellow bath water - maybe it's just a con to me, but sitting in yellow bath water isn't the most pleasant of sights.
I hope this quick review gave you a better look into how this specific bath bomb works and if it's the right purchase for you.

Keep in mind you can purchase this at LUSH stores or on their website for $8.95 for a 3.8oz one time use bath bomb.

Remember to have a positive day! :)