Review: Lush Snake Oil Scalp Treatment

I like a lot of Lush products, but their Snake Oil Scalp Treatment is not on my “happy list”. I don’t like it at all.

Snake Oil is used to treat dandruff, dry scalp and sore, irritated heads. It is made up of Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Alkanett Extract (Alkanna tinctoria), Peppermint Oil, (Lavandula hybrida), Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree Oil) , Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool and Fragrance.

Its got a weird scent, but I can deal with it. Its super oily, as you would expect considering the name, and you will have to use a clarifying shampoo to get it out. I suggest you shampoo more than once with the clarifier. Its really hard to get out of your hair.

I tried to rub the bar between my hands to warm it up as per Lush’s instructions, but not enough product came off on my hands to get it onto my scalp thoroughly. Then I microwaved some slivers that I cut off of the bar in hopes of being able to work with a melted form of the product better than with the solid form. Again, I was disappointed. My roots soaked up the oil like a sponge and little seemed to make it onto my actual scalp. As for what did make it onto my scalp, I noticed nothing. I though, “well, just because I can’t feel it working doesn’t necessarily mean its no working”. After I washed my hair I still noticed no difference. The same was true the next day. I’m sad to say that I honestly noticed no effects, good or bad, from the Snake Oil. My scalp was the same, before and after. I do want to disclose that it was such a hard product to work with that I only used it once.

A 1.9oz bar of Snake Oil retails for $8.95.

Have you tried Snake Oil? What was your experience?

My Hair Care Routine and Tips

Hi everyone!!!  Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I’ve had a request to share my hair care routine and tips.  I think the biggest thing is that I don’t heat style my hair, with very few exceptions.  I also deep condition it periodically.  Here are some of the products I recommend, all of which are available at your local Walmart, Ulta or Sally Beauty Supply!

Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo
Suave Professionals Shampoo
Herbal Essence Shampoo
Aussie Hair Insurance
Lustrasilk Olive Oil Cholesterol Conditioner
Matrix Sleek Look Miracle Reconstructor
Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel
Argan Oil

Have an awesome day!!!

xx

Christy

All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to mention or review these items.

 

How To: Alternative to Dry Shampoo and How To Use Dry Conditioner

Dry shampoo is not necessarily horribly expensive, but I’ve got something that will save you money over the long haul!  Baby powder!  Yes indeed.  Plus why you need Dry Conditioner.  I like Johnson’s Baby Powder for the “alternate dry shampoo”. But if you still want to use regular dry shampoo Salon Grafix Instant Dry Shampoo and Suave Dry Shampoo are good too.  TRESsemme Dry Shampoo is just as good, but unfortunately I can’t stand the smell:(  I do like the TRESsemme Fresh Start Refreshing Mist though.  I’m loving Salon Grafix Instant Dry Conditioner.  Great for static!
Have you tried any of them?  If so, what is your opinion?? I’d love to hear it!

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.

TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY FOUNDATION & MARACUJA BLUSH AND GLOW

I picked up two of Tarte’s new releases from their Spring 2012 launch.

I found the Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation to be buildable with a light weight feeling, providing medium to full coverage depending upon how much you layer. Its very blendable and looks lovely on the face. I do recommend the foundation. It is long lasting and did not oxidize on my skin. It has an SPF 15 and is marketed as a “smart foundation”, adjusting to your skin type due to the Amazonian Clay. It retails for $38 for 1.7 oz of product. You can purchase it wherever Tarte products are sold.

I was not a huge fan of the Maracuja Blush and Glow. I wanted to love it, I really did, but the ratio of blush to luminizer was ridiculous. I got the shade “Candlelight” and the luminizer just did not highlight for my fair NC 20 skin. It did give a pretty glow to the foundation when mixed in with it. The blush is really beautiful. I wish they would sell it in stick form like Nars does with their Multiples. That would be awesome and I would buy them all! Although I love most of Tarte’s products and even love the blush part of the “Blush and Glow”, I cannot recommend this product due to the poor performance of the luminizer. It retails for $32 for 1oz of product. It is a Sephora exclusive. I just don’t love the luminizer as a highlight and at this price point, I think you would do better with Nars.

Disclaimer:  All items were purchased by me.  I was not paid to review these items.