Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tresemmé Volume & Softness Hair Maximizer

I tried this product in conjunction with the pre-wash conditioner and volume shampoo. It was the final step in the volume system. I used this product on my towel dried but still damp hair before combing through it.

The product has a nice consistency. It is not so runny that you can't apply it nor is it too thick to spread. The product absorbs easily into the hair and leaves the hair with a wonderful fresh, clean scent.

I found that this product really helped my pick comb glide through my wet hair. I usually struggle with getting my comb through my hair due to tangles but this product minimized that issue. My hair also felt light and airy with use of this product as well as the pre-wash conditioner and shampoo.

This product left my hair feeling soft both while my hair was wet and when it dried. I did have extra volume in my hair but it wasn't so noticeable that my normally frizzy hair got huge volume. It was a nice controllable and manageable volume.  I would continue to use this product for the softness it brought to my hair.

I received free full size products from Glam Sense to facilitate this review.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Tresemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo

I really enjoyed using this shampoo. I used it in conjunction with the pre-wash conditioner (step 1) which left my hair soft and smooth and ready for the shampoo.

I loved the smell of this shampoo. It has a fresh, clean scent that lingers in my hair. 

The shampoo has a nice consistency. It is not too thin or too thick. The shampoo lathers so well and makes me feel like I am getting a really good clean. The product rinses easily and completely from the hair after lathering. 

I tend to avoid volumizing products as I have frizzy hair, however, to my surprise this shampoo did not make my hair any frizzier. It did have more volume but it was easily manageable. I found that my hair felt so much lighter even when it was wet. Overall, I liked this shampoo and would continue to use it.

I received free full size products from Glam Sense to facilitate this review.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tresemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner

Tresemmé has a new line of products called Beauty-Full Volume.  The system I tried had three components: Pre-Wash Conditioner, Shampoo and Volume & Softness Hair Maximizer.

The pre-wash conditioner is the first step followed by the shampoo and then the maximizer.

I had never tried a pre-wash conditioner before so this was a new experience for me. First of all, I loved the smell of this product! It was such a fresh and clean scent. I have below shoulder length hair and found that I needed about 4 pumps of the product to cover my hair.

The fact that this product comes in a pump bottle is a huge bonus as it makes it so much easier to dispense. After I had wet my hair with water I applied this product. I then waited one minute and rinsed the product out. I found that when this pre-wash conditioner was in my hair, my hair felt so soft and smooth. I was really impressed!

This product was the perfect consistency; it wasn't too thin and wasn't too thick. It was easy to apply to the hair and it rinsed out well. Overall, I would continue to use this product as part of the volume system.

I received free full size products from Glam Sense to facilitate this review.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

I came across a recipe on line to make butterscotch pudding cookies.  The cookies turned out well but the dough was so stiff and hard to work with.

 I decided to modify my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe and created these butterscotch pudding cookies.

Butterscotch Pudding Cookies

1 cup butter (or margarine)
1 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 box instant butterscotch pudding mix (113g)
1 1/4 cups butterscotch chips

1.  In a bowl combine butter and brown sugar.  Mix well.
2.  Add egg and vanilla until well combined.
3.  Stir in flour, baking soda, salt and butterscotch pudding mix and mix until combined.
4.  Mix in butterscotch chips.
5.  Drop by tablespoon full onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Flatten tops slightly before baking.
5.  Bake in a 350 F oven for about 10 minutes.

Yield: about 3 1/2 dozen

Friday, January 1, 2016