Friday, February 19, 2010

garance doré

garance doré

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fresh Soda Shampoo

Few months ago, due to the the impact of the economy on my pocket book and the fact I am a full-time student, and therefore poor: I stopped colouring my hair. Eek, I know, brave. This experiment turned my usually dry, over processed hair, oily and flat.
And I found a few strands of silver too. ( I don't want to digress, but what is up with grey hair and its unfortunate habit of sticking out of the rest of my brown hair like a rebellious teenager?)

Instead of spending $200 every two months on having my hair processed, I instead invest in a few good products.
Fresh Soda shampoo is fairly gentle--I do find when I use it too often my scalp gets dry and flaky--and it leaves your hair absolutely shiny and bouncy.
The bicarbonate soda in the shampoo--this is the stuff our grandma's used--cleans and clarifies. Mint and grapefruit gives the product a lovely scent.
I look forward to using this shampoo. It lathers up nicely and I feel like I am indulging a little. Well, with the price tag, a lot. And after my hair feels squeaky clean--awesome. It is full of life and shine. Doesn't replace my hairdresser though.
Priced at $33 Canadian, it is a bit of budget buster. But worth it.

Their Pomegranate conditioner is also worth a look if your hair only needs a light condition.

you can pick up a bottle @:

(prices may vary)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Intro--what am I doing?

Hi, my name is Romana and I am a product junkie. I love all the potions and bottles filled with sweet smelling concoctions that make me feel beautiful. But, sometimes I get overzealous, and buy more than I need. And all the excess goes in my deep bathroom drawer, the bottom one that will not work for anything else. And I test all these products on whim. Sometimes I feel like a glamorous magazine editor who gets boxes and boxes shipped to her for free, just on a chance she will love the product and write about it in her beauty mag. Ahh. Except I pay for it. But, for the beauty queens among us, who are not as frivoulous, and like to do their homework before they buy, I will review some of these products here. And thus help the beauty world become a better place...
Stay tuned.