Drugstore Buy of the Week - Alberto VO5 Silky Experiences Moisturizing Shampoo + Conditioner, Pure Sunshine



If you're currently in the depths of Winter temps and dreaming of summer,(or already in a warm weather climate - lucky you :), and love hair care products with lingering fragrance, Alberto VO5 Silky Experiences Moisturizing Shampoo, Pure Sunshine and Conditioner are going to make you very happy.

For the first time ever, Alberto VO5 let the fans across America vote on their favorite fragrance, and Pure Sunshine was the winner.  And boy, once you smell this one you'll see why.  It's so clean and fresh, with slightly fruity notes of rose apple, balanced with a very sophisticated floral/musk blend for white peony and cashmere wood.

Now on to the performance. This collection is called Moisturizing , and I'm happy to report that the quality and formula are top notch (and under $2 each!).  This silky, creamy texture of both the shampoo and conditioner was not too heavy or oily, and after rinsing out, my hair really was very soft, and tangle free without feeling sticky or gummy.

When both the Shampoo, and
Conditioner were used together, I found the scent lasted at least 6+ hours, as a nice, subtle cloud of fragrance around me.  

This is really a great interpretation of a summery, happy fragrance for a hair product.  Pick up some today and keep that sunny feel all year round.  Perfect for dry, curly/wavy or even relaxed/color treated hair. - RLB






*These products were provided courtesy of Alberto V05 PR for reviewing purposes.

Body Care Find - Soap + Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion



Soap + The Righteous Butter Body Lotion is the perfect body lotion for those of you who don't like "the feel" of body standard body lotion.

Why?  Because Soap + Glory The Righteous Butter Body Lotion is one of the lightest, silkiest and fastest absorbing lotions.  

The texture and weight of this lotion is perfect - it's the perfect medium between thick and creamy and thinner and more liquid.  With a formula that contains shea and cocoa seed butters, sweet almond oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, and seaweed extract, the moisturization is very good - leaving my skin soft and hydrated all day. 

This formula also packs powerful punch with it's added fruit acids that also work to gently exfoliate skin. So this was perfect for dry areas like my feet, elbows and lower legs.The scent is so soft and feminine - citrus with a touch of soft florals that  didn't linger too long.

The best part is this is a lotion that will work for both colder and warmer weather, since it's such a fast absorbing formula. Soap + Glory has long been a favorite of mine for their product innovations (as well as their product names!) and this is another winner in my book. - RLB



Beauty Find - Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil


Yves Saint Laurent Beaute is always built around glamorous, irresistible packaging, and with their new Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil they've also created a clever, winning lip color formula too.

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-In-Oil is slightly deceptive at first glance - it may look like a high end lip gloss, but it's actually a lip tint with a brilliant, glossy finish.

I was looking for a nice pop of color, so I picked up Cherry My Cherie, which is a beautiful Fuchsia tint.  It has a delicious, light, strawberry scent that dissipated quickly.  The glossy finish 
is lightweight and moisturizing, and when it wore down, I was still left with the pretty pink color, which adjusted nicely to my natural lip color, so it looked great even without the high shine.  

I was impressed that there was very little color transfer on to cups, glasses etc., even though this is glossy.  I would say I reapplied only 2x more during the day after my initial application in the morning.

The Volupte Tint-In-Oil kept my lips very soft and moisturized during the day, with no flaking.

I also loved the applicator because it deposited the perfect amount of product on my lips each and every time!  There are seven more shades in the pink and brown/orange tones which are also great. This little treat deserves to be on your lips. - RLB