Sunday, October 17, 2010

Victoria's Secret Secret Garden Shampoo/Conditioner REVIEW

  I don't know why it's taken me so long to try these products as I usually love ANYTHING from Victoria's Secret and am impressed with their beauty products 95% of the time.  Well, with these products, I can tell you I am very pleased.  To be honest, I wasn't expecting much in the way of actual results with these shampoos and conditioners.  I wasn't looking for something to soften my hair or give me extra moisture, etc.  What I WAS looking for was something with a lasting fragrance for my hair.  Typically, the fragrance in most shampoos and conditioners fades over time and any sort of perfume/body splash sprayed directly to the hair will evaporate pretty quickly.  I, personally, love when a fragrance lasts on my hair, no matter what product I use, be it a serum, hairspray, frizz cream, etc.  So, I decided to give these a shot for the purpose of a "hair fragrance" and for that purpose only.  Well, after using an these products for well over 3 weeks, I can tell you that they have surpassed my expectations.  Not only does the fragrance linger for hours, but the actual shampoos and conditioners made my hair super soft and more manageable.  I love that I can layer these with my other VS fragrances if I want a more lasting scent.  Amber Romance is my favorite, especially in the fall.  The price of these products isn't bad either.  They almost always have them priced at 3 for $21 or $10 each for 10.1 oz.  Not bad...not bad at all.  You can purchase these products at your local Victoria's Secret store or online at

To sum up:

Rating:  5 out of 5

Pros:  lasting fragrance, good value, very moisturizing

Cons:  some may consider them pricey, not easily accessible as you need to make a trip to  VS or purchase online

**I purchased these products on my own and am not being paid for this review.** 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Philosophy 3-in-1 perfumed shampoo, bath, and shower gel in Amazing Grace REVIEW

If you've never tried the Philosophy line, stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW and get yourself to a Sephora or Ulta and check it out!  They have an amazing skin care line and an awesome variety of fragrances that you're going to love!  The one I'm reviewing is the 3-in-1 perfumed shampoo, bath, and body gel in Amazing Grace.  This product comes in a variety of fragrances, including everything from clean, floral scents like Amazing Grace to fun delicious scents like cinnamon hot dots, fudge cake, caramel apple, and many more!  Now, I love products like these that come in such an array of "flavors" because I love a good bath and what's more fun than experimenting with bath products?  I'm a little obsessed with bath and body products, so I've shopped around quite a bit.  The Philosophy 3-in-1 shower gels are different than any other.  They lather REALLY well, which makes it an excellent shower gel and and awesome bubble bath.  It also lathers nicely when used as a hair shampoo.  Another thing I love about this is the fragrance stays on your FOREVER.  It stays on your skin and hair (if used as a shampoo) hours after using it.  BUT, it's not overwhelming either.  It's perfection.  Another thing I adore about Philosophy is that they include little sayings on their packaging.  The "philosophy" written on Amazing Grace talks about grace, forgiveness, compassion, etc.  It makes the brand unique and who doesn't love to read in the bath?  It is sold at Sephora and Ulta stores or you can find them online at for $30.  I know that sounds pricey, but it is for 24oz of glorious product and you can use it sparingly as it lathers so well. 

To sum up:

Rating:  5 out of 5

Pros:  great lather, lovely fragrance, lasting scent, cute packaging, good value

Cons:  costs a bit more than drugstore bath products, strong fragrance if you don't like that

**I purchased these products on my own and am not being paid for this review.**