REVIEW : PALMER’S SHEA FORMULA MOISTURE REPAIR RAW SHEA SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER.

I often experience dull, dry, frizz and lackluster hair for days. I try to use different shampoo and conditioner along with the hair serums & styling products that gives some shine to my hair. But after trying a shampoo & conditioner, from the Shea range, it was a total game changer for me. Continue to read on how I revitalize my hair from boring to full of life again. 

 

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Palmer’s Shea formula moisture repair raw Shea shampoo & conditioner :

The first thing that I noticed from the packaging is that both the products contain no sulfates , parabens or mineral oil.

Its common that most of the shampoos contain sulfates or otherwise called as Sodium Laurel sulfate , SLS. However sulfates are too effective and it can dry the scalp, and people like me having an existing dry hair issue, using these kind of shampoos worsen them.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH PALMER’S RAW SHEA MOISTURE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER:

The raw Shea butter included in this range is sustain ably resourced in West Africa, and its well known for its rich and super moisturizing properties. And this shampoo helps to enhance the shine and replenish moisture. If your hair is colored, then absolutely you don’t have to worry, these babies got you covered.  I absolutely loved the smell of the duo, and it can be tolerable to the ones who feel its quite overwhelming. 

MAIN INGREDIENTS :

  • RAW SHEA BUTTER – It deeply moisturizes and repairs.
  • ARGAN OIL – It adds lot of shine.
  • GRAPE SEED OIL – Prevents dullness and protects the color on your hair.

UPON SHAMPOOING & CONDITIONING :

This shampoo gently cleanses my hair and it leaves my hair look well nourished. The shampoo is free from parabens , dyes and silicone and as it contains the raw Shea , it has helped me to tame my frizz hair. I also have a dry scalp, using this twice- thrice a week, it helps to get rid of that dryness giving them a hydration to the hair, and keep them moisturized. 

I prefer to leave the conditioner for about two minutes on the wet hair. This conditioner helps to remove the product build up, and the raw Shea, argan oil and grape seed oil helps to clean and leave my hair feeling refreshed. This conditioner doesn’t weigh down my hair, but is great for leaving hair feeling soft, smooth and restores moisture loss.

However the  shine is seen from using it twice a week.

STYLING : Styling is quite easy after using this. Once i blow dry, the hair becomes very soft and due to its texture, i feel that my hair looks very clean and blow drying or flat ironing or curling them are so easy! 

And above all, they both come in a large 473 ml bottles which will last you quite a while.

Here are few tips , to get that silky , clean hair while using a Sulfate free shampoo :

  1. Thoroughly wet your hair before applying sulfate free shampoo.
  2. Use less product than you think.
  3. Apply more water, instead of more product, the water will help activate the shampoo and spread it through your hair. 
  4. shampoo twice.
  5. Rinse your hair thoroughly.

WOULD I USE THEM AGAIN ?  Yes, definitely.

WHERE CAN I BUY THEM ? They are still not available in the UAE, soon this amazing product is going to hit all the stores. 

HOW MUCH ARE THEY PRICED AT ? Priced at $26, for the duo. And is currently available in the Amazon US and other US and UK stores. 

Being the brand ambassador, of Palmer’s  this product was sent to me for personal use and for the purpose of reviewing them , however all my opinions are honest , tried & tested !

Until then,

xoxo

priya 

 

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Review : Max Factor Color Elixir Lipsticks

Hey my loves, today I am back with another pretty lipsticks from Max Factor. This is the first time ever I tried these lipsticks, and I’m shocked to see myself getting addicted to it. To know more, why I’ll love ? please keep reading !

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These are the MAX FACTOR COLOR ENRICH LIPSTICKS. In addition to this, I will also be reviewing their VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK.

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PACKAGING : Max Factor Color Elixir Lipstick come in a glossy gold body. the packaging is really good. The lipstick case comes with the color of the lipstick at the bottom. They also have the name and the code number of the shade printed at the bottom. The cap clicks tight, and that makes it very travel friendly. Overall , the golden color gives it a very classy and stylish look.

Only one lipstick has a black case, but it looks so classy as well !

Now, lets look at the each shade !

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From L to R : 25 Pink Blush , 825 Pink Brandy , 827 Bewitching Coral , 685 Mulberry.

Lipstick 685 Mulberry – As the name says, it is a pretty deep berry pink with hint of red undertones. It will suit well for all the skin tones. The lipstick is bright and doesn’t come out very deep as it looks in the tube. The shade has very fine shimmer particles on the tube which is really not noticeable on the lips, but it does help in adding a gorgeous sheen to the lips. 

Lipstick 827 Bewitching Coral – It is a pretty light coral shade, with a hint of pink & orange. It is such a flattering shade for summer especially. And the color would look great on fair and medium skin tones. For darker skin tones, pairing up with slightly darker lip liner will be really good. Or topping with other color and mixing two different colors can be a great choice of application. 

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Lipstick 825 Pink Brandy – Oh, what can I say about this shade? A beautiful pink mauve shade, exceptionally good to wear for summer. This would absolutely go well on Fair, Medium and darker skin tones as well. It is a mid , not that too Barbie pink or very light one. You all know, wearing the perfect pink lipstick, is quite a hard choice, but this color adapts most of the skin tone.

Lipstick 25 Pink blush – If you want to have a moisturizing feel and matte finish for a striking lip look , then you for this ! Its a gorgeous dark pink color, that would look great on all skin tones. 

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From Top to Bottom : 25 Pink Blush , 825 Pink Brandy , 827 Bewitching coral , 685 Mulberry.

TEXTURE: The lipstick has a very soft and creamy texture. It glides effortlessly on the lips.  Because of the creamy texture, you can easily skip a lip balm prior to application of this lipstick. 

The formula of the lipstick doesn’t settle onto fine lines or accentuate dryness on my lips. I really feel very light on my lips. And these lipsticks have faint vanilla fragrance, which fades slowly on application. 

WEAR ABILITY : All these lipsticks have a soft matte finish, and are infused with oils and butters and that the color glides smoothly across the lips. Is this accurate ? Its a resounding YES from me ! I found these very easy to apply. they don’t dry to that matte finish, that can leave you uncomfortable. Instead they dry to a soft sheen that allows you to move your lips without cracking. The colour pay off on the lip is just as pigmented as my arm swatches. So far so good. 

BEST TIPS FOR APPLICATION :

  • Apply color to your lip brush from the base of your lipstick.
  • Use the lip brush to fill in your lips.
  • Blot with a tissue and reapply.
  • Use Translucent powder between coats for longer lasting lipstick.  

Overall , The color stayed on my lips for about good 4 hours, without any touch ups. And this might differ from person to person. It feels very light on my lips, moisturizing ,with smooth and creamy formula.

This was sent to me a Sample PR package. And I would not hesitate to repurchase these when needed. The price point is affordable AED 70 – AED 80 range. You may also find them at local boots pharmacy. 

It can also be availed from Max , Lifestyle stores , center point as well. 

XO

Priya