Monday, 31 May 2010

May Empties

 Jurlique Daily Exfoliating Cream
Ardell Brow Gel
Ultraceuticals Ultra A Smoothing Complex
VO5 Deep Nourishing Hot Oil treatment
Neutrogena Eye Make-Up remover
L'oreal Youth Code moisturiser
L'Occitane shea butter hand cream
Make-up remover pads
YSL effet faux cils
In Essence Ultra Rich Body Balm
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen
Sephora Mascara

Sunday, 30 May 2010

2 Love My Lips is in Australia!

If you read beauty blogs you've probably heard about 2 Love My Lips glosses. They're lip glosses that come with a drink spike detector kit. What a brilliant idea! With drink spiking becoming more prevalent this is something that addresses a major risk for women. The number of people who are affected by drink spiking is scary. I know at least 10 people who have had their drinks spiked. Most of them have been lucky enough to have friend who looked after them, but others haven't.

There are five gloss colours available as you can see above. I haven't tried these glosses yet so can't comment on what they are like. They are lip plumping, non sticky and smell like mint. I can't wait to try them!
You can buy 2 Love My Lips glosses for $24.95 (AUD) at pharmacy's and beauty salons Australia wide, or through the Chadwick Jones website. If you order through Chadwick Jones and mention Beautifully Glossy you will get free shipping.

To visit the 2 Love My Lips UK website click here.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Post and Shame Challenge Update

After falling off the wagon last month I've done pretty well this month. I finally finished my Clinique Egyptian eye liner. I also finished my lip liner that I was using as an eye liner. That one was easy to finish because it's so soft. I'm nearly there! That's three eyeliners finished and three given away.
  And just because Egyptian looked cute with the lid on, here's another photo.

As for lip balms this month I finished my Cacao Power balm which brings me to a total of nine finished lip balms. I went through my balms this month and gave away two that I'm allergic to. That means that I've now used/thrown out or given away a total of fifteen lip balms. 

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

A'kin Jojo and Corn Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub

I have a new favorite face scrub. That might not sound like anything amazing, but when I tell you that for at least 10 years my favorite face scrub has been a Dr LeWinn's one you'll realise that it is amazing. I've used and loved my Dr LeWinn's face scrub for so long and nothing has even come close to it, so you can imagine my surprise at discovering a new favorite. And in case you're wondering what my new favorite is (if you hadn't figured it out from the picture and title), it's A'kin's Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub.

A'kin says: Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub gently refines skin texture by using jojoba and corn beads to help clear away sallow dead skin cells, leaving it silky smooth. Enriched with soothing witch hazel and vitamin b5 it prepares your skin to receive the maximum benefits from your A'kin moisturiser.

You might be wondering why I love this scrub so much? Well I'll tell you. It effectively exfoliates my skin without irritating it. My skin can be sensitive at times, especially with face scrubs. I find that I have to be very careful as scrubs that are too rough irritate my skin leaving it red and sore. I need a scrub with fine granules that are round and not rough. Scrubs like that are quite difficult to find. When I manage to find a scrub gentle enough not to irritate my skin it often doesn't exfoliate well. 

A'kin's Gentle Exfoliating Facial Scrub fits all of my requirements. It exfoliates gently and effectively with no irritation to my skin. The exfoliating bits are tiny and smooth so they don't scratch. I've been using this scrub for about six weeks now and haven't had any irritation at all. As an added bonus, A'kin is an Australian company, the products are made in the blue mountains of Australia, they're natural and don't contain any nasty chemicals 

Would I buy this? Yes, it's my new favourite face scrub!

Ingredients: aqua, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, lauryl glucoside, sorbitol, glycerin, sclerotium gum, jojoba esters, zea mays cob powder, sodium cocoyl glutamate, hamamelis virginiana water, glyceryl laurate, citric acid, sodium citrate, sodium gluconate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, chlorphenesin, sodium dehydroacetate, quilaja suponaria, panthenol, sodium isostearoyl lactylate, ethylhexylglycerin, fusanus spicatus wood oil, citrus aurantium dulcis flower water. 

Monday, 24 May 2010

Dove Ultimate Anti Perspirant Deodorant

Dove must have been listening to me when I said that I loved their deodorant but didn't like the marks that it left on my clothes, because they were kind enough to make a new deodorant that is exactly what I was looking for.

I was fortunate enough to be sent two of the new deodorants to trial. I can happily say that I've now found the perfect deodorants. These are just as good as my favourite Dove deodorant without the annoying white marks.

Dove says: Dove Ultimate anti-perspirant/deodorant contains a tri-moisturising system that soothes shaving irritation and helps replenish delicate underarm skin.

The tri-moisturising system found in Dove Ultimate anti-perspirant/deodorant consists of the following moisturisers:
Humectant – works like a magnet to hold in moisture under the skin’s surface, keeping delicate underarm skin conditioned
• Occlusive Layer – forms a layer on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss, which can cause dryness
• Nourishing Moisturiser – Contains natural sunflower oil that is known to help boost the skin's natural moisture barrier to soothe shaving irritation and help deliver soft, smooth underarm skin with Dove 1/4 Translucent Moisturisers™
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Occlusive Layer
Nourishing Moisturiser
Dove Ultimate delivers outstanding skincare benefits while providing 24-hour odor and wetness protection, it alleviates white marks and cares for delicate underarm skin.
I received Light Radiance and Sheer Silk deodorants, they both have a very nice, soft scent. If you've read my review of Dove's Original Deodorant you'll know how amazing I think Dove deodorants are. I have very sensitive arm pits and Dove is the only deodorant that doesn't cause me any irritation. The other great thing is that it is one of the only deodorants that works all day. No matter how much I sweat Ultimate Anti Perspirant deodorant keeps me fresh and odour free.
I just had to show you this picture. It's a cute little Dove imprinted in the top of the deodorant.

Would I buy this? Yes, it's my holy grail deodorant!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Link Love

Mz. More from The Glamorous Gleam is taking you To The Beach with a sneak peek at the latest collection from MAC.

Who knew that baby shampoo could be dangerous? Betty Girl Makeup tells you how it could be hazardous to your skin!

Sarah from I Heart Cosmetics is ready and prepared for some sun with her too favourite facial sunscreens.

Curious as to which products Louise from MakeupLoveer is using right now? Find out here!

Swatch-o-rama! The Revlon Colorburst Lipsticks are finally landing on UK shores... Lipglossiping has them sussed and swatched! unearths the the best dry shampoos on the market.

Jen at beautyjunkielondon gets a sneak preview of the new Autumn/Winter range from Boots No7.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed checks out drugstore concealers.

The Pink Sith is smitten with BECCA Lip & Cheek Creme in Tuberose.

Phyrra tells you all about her Holy Grail eyeshadow product, Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy.

Sophie shows off and reviews the Sleek Kajals, with swatches.

Madame B Fatale interviews the Boss of Gloss winner, Cathy Mason.

Louise has a chat with celebrity hairdresser Andrew Collinge and reveals photos of her 80's hair shame.

The Pink Sith is smitten with BECCA Lip & Cheek Creme in Tuberose!


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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Project 10 Pan Update

I'm really surprised to be saying that I've finished another two products. So that means that Project Ten Pan is now over!

This last two products I finished were my MAC Lingering brow pencil and my Clinique soft blonde brow pencil. I was quite surprised when I finished these. I wasn't so surprised about Lingering as I've been using it for ages, but I thought that my Clinique brown pencil had heaps left in it. Just shows I was wrong.

I've really enjoyed doing P10P, it's such a great feeling using things up. I'm considering going on a total no buy until October when I go overseas. It seems silly to buy things here when I can get them overseas for probably half of the price that I'd pay here.  Plus, it's not like I need anything else!

I've also thrown away my Benefit Dandelion blush, but I'm not counting it as an empty as it isn't empty. 
I'm throwing out my beloved Dandelion as it's now too hard to get to. I tried to depot it but the pan sits really high so it wouldn't fit into my palette, so it had to go. I've used and loved this for about three years now and whilst I was sad to see it go it's been fun using my other blushes.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Nivea Sun Protect Lip Balm

You may have read in one of my earlier posts that Nivea have reformulated their lip balms. The packaging and formula's are new and in my opinion improved. Sun Protect lip balm is waterproof for up to four hours and has an SPF of 30.

I'm allergic to a lot of sunscreens but for some reason this is a lip product with sunscreen that doesn't irritate my lips at all. I can wear this daily with no irritation at all. Sun Protect is quite a thick balm and if I apply too many layers it can leave a slightly white tint to my lips. I've been using it daily as a lip primer and find that it works really well. 

I'm really impressed with this balm. According to Nivea it is enriched with vitamin E and sun flower extracts to provide effective protection from the effects of the sun and prevent moisture loss.

Would I buy this? Yes, it's one of the few SPF lip balms that I can wear.

Ingredients: cera microcristallina, octyldodecanol, ricinus communis seed oil, cetyl palmitate, octocrylene, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, hydrogenated polydecene, myristyl myristate, benzophenone-3, cetearyl alcohol, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, titanium dioxide, c20-40 alkyl stearate, cera carnauba, butyrospermum parkii butter, simmondsia chinensis oil, tocopheryl acetate, helianthus annus seed extract, cera alba, propylene glycol, bht, linalool, limonene, benzyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, citral, parfum, ci 15985, ci 19140.

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Revlon Crimson ColourBurst Lipstick

Ladies, if you get the opportunity to be a Primped VIP do it! I've received so many amazing products since I've been a VIP and they're products that I wouldn't normally buy due to the price. It's a great way to get to try some amazing new products and you even get some of them before they've been released!
I've been reading about Revlon's ColourBurst lipsticks on US blogs for a few months now so was super excited when I found a tube in my latest VIP package.

I received the colour Crimson which is a deep red/wine colour. It's not a colour that I'd wear every day but it's perfect for a statement lip. Whilst I say that it's not a colour I'd wear every day I've found that I've been wearing this quite often. I've finally realised that wearing bright lipstick is perfect for when I'm in a hurry because all I need to do is foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, blush and lipstick, so it's nice and quick.

This is a beautiful lipstick. Imagine that a long lasting lipstick and a creamy, moisturising lipstick got married. ColourBurst would be their baby. It looks and feels like a moisturising lipstick but has the wear of a matte, long lasting lipstick. 

I wear ColourBurst two ways, as a lip stain or as a full colour lipstick. One coat blotted makes it a lip stain that lasts for ages and two coats gives a beautiful intense colour that lasts at least half a day. When this wears off it leaves enough colour that it looks like I'm wearing a matte lipstick or a lipstain.

Would I buy this? Yes, I'm planning on buying some more colours soon! 

Ingredients: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, polyester-4, octyldodecyl neopentanoate, hexyl laurate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, cetyl peg/ppg 10/dimethicone, cera microcristallina, polyethylene, ppg-3 benzyl ether myristate, styrene, neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate, dimethicone/bis-isobutyl ppg-20 crosspolymer, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, vanilla planifolia fruit, isodecyl neopentanoate, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, squalane, sorbic acid.
May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, red 6 lake, red 7 lake, yellow 5 lake, blue 1 lake.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Pantene Pro-V Nourished Shine Conditioner

Since I started colouring my hair I've turned into a hair product snob. Not because I wanted to but because I couldn't find a cheap shampoo and conditioner that kept my tortured hair in good condition. Prior to colouring my hair I could use any shampoo and conditioner but once I started colouring my hair I quickly discovered that I needed to use good quality products to keep my hair from looking fried.

I received Pantene's Nourished Shine Shampoo and Conditioner to trial for Beauty Heaven. As you can imagine, I wasn't expecting much, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this conditioner worked really well! When I first started using Nourished Shine conditioner I had very tortured, dry, bleached hair that required a lot of care and intense conditioning.

Pantene says: Nourishes your hair on the inside and helps strengthen it for shinier hair on the outside. It specifically targets the driest and most tangled parts of your hair for improved shine.

I've now used a whole tube of Nourished Shine conditioner and I'm very impressed with it. It conditions my fine hair really well without leaving it feeling heavy, limp or oily. As I mentioned earlier, I started using this when I had bleached blonde hair. I've now gone back to my natural hair colour and I'm finding it equally as effective.

Nourished Shine conditioner has a nice, light fruit scent. 

Would I buy this? Yes, it's a very effective conditioner that's very reasonably priced.

Ingredients: water, stearyl alcohol, behentrimonium chloride, cetyl alcohol, bis-aminopropyl dimethicone, fragrance, benzyl alcohol, disodium edta, panthenol, panthenyl ethyl ether, sodium hydroxide, methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Nivea Fruity Shine Cherry

If you're a lip balm addict like me you've probably noticed that Nivea lip care has had a makeover recently. It's all looking very sleek and pretty with new packaging and new formula's. I was lucky enough to receive some of the new products to test and review. I'll be posting the reviews over the next few days so check back to read about the other lovely balms.

One of my constant peeves is that it's so difficult to find great tinted lip balms. There are a few out there but I would love a greater variety. I'd tried the old version of Nivea's tinted balms and whilst I liked them I didn't love them. I'm happy to say that the new formula is amazing! It's very moisturising and gives a beautiful, subtle colour.

Fruity Shine has a soft cherry scent. It's a real, fresh cherry scent, not that horrible synthetic cherry scent. There is a light sweet fragrance that makes me want to lick my lips (probably not a good thing!)  
As you can see in the swatches above and below, Fruity Shine is very subtle. It brightens my lips and makes me look like I have a healthy, natural shine to my lips.
Would I buy this? Yes, it's a great lip balm with a beautiful tint.

Ingredients: polyisobutene, ricinus communis seed oil, octyldodecanol, pentaerythrityl tetraisostearate, hydrogenated polydecene, candelilla cera, myristyl myristate, butyrospermum parkii butter, cera microcristallina, isopropyl palmitate, synthetic wax, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, prunus amygdalus dulcis oil, simmondsia chinensis oil, mangifera indica fruit juice, citrus aurantifolia fruit juice, tocopheryl acetate, vitis vinifera seed oil, bisabolol, blycerin, mica, propylene glycol, aqua, neohesperidin dihydrochalcone, bht, silica, citric acid, trideceth-9, limonene, eugenol, linalool, benzyl salicylate, geraniol, parfum, ci 77891, ci 15850, ci 15985, ci 77499. 

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Listerine Whitening Plus Enamel Protection Mouthwash

I don't usually post reviews about mouthwash however I was recently offered the opportunity to trial Listerine's new Whitening Plus Enamel Protection mouthwash. I've been using it for two weeks now and I can already see results. 

Since I forgot to take photo's of my teeth before I started using Whitening Plus, Mr GQ has kindly agreed to be my test subject. I'll be taking a photo of his teeth as they look now, and then another photo after he's been using Whitening Plus for six weeks.

This is what Listerine has to say about Whitening Plus Enamel Protection mouthwash: Want to help kiss unsightly teeth stains goodbye? Simply swish Listerine Whitening Plus Enamel Protection mouthwash twice a day to build whiter, stronger teeth. The newest addition to the Listerine range can make teeth significantly whiter in just six weeks. Introduce Listerine Whitening Plus Enamel Protection mouthwash to your oral care regime and start showing off your pearly whites with a smile that oozes confidence!

Check back in six weeks time to see the results!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Nivea Energy Fresh Deodorant

This deodorant is a huge fail for me. In fact, when I use it it makes me smell worse than I would if I wasn't using deodorant at all. I'm not really sure why it's so bad, I just find it totally ineffective.

The scent is quite nice, it's a fresh citrus scent. Unfortunately the scent doesn't last long and about an hour after I've applied this I can notice a nasty smell. The only explanation I can come up with is that this doesn't mix well with my body chemistry and that is why I get an offensive smell. Even when I'm not sweating it gives me a horrible scent.

Nivea says: With lemongrass for energising freshness. No alcohol, colourants or preservatives. Nivea Energy Fresh with lemongrass delivers 24 hour confidence and antiperspirant protection for an energising freshness that you can feel all day long. 

Would I buy this again? No, it's totally ineffective.

Ingredients: aqua, aluminum chlorohydrate, isoceteth-20, butylene glycol, dicaprylyl ether, glyceryl isostearate, parfum, persea gratissima, cymbopogon schoenanthus, peg-150 distearate, propylene glycol.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Jhirmack Silver Brightening Shampoo

Whilst I had blonde hair I was always on the hunt for an effective toning shampoo to keep my hair from looking orange and brassy. I thought I'd found the best one when I discovered L'oreal's Blonde Glam. I used it faithfully for about 2 years until I discovered Jhirmack's Silver Brightening Shampoo. 

I've now used about four bottles of Jhirmack shampoo. I find it to be better than Blonde Glam. It kept my blonde hair looking bright and non brassy. Now that I've gone back to my natural colour I find that it keeps my highlights looking bright and healthy. 

As with Blonde Glam I don't find this shampoo to be very moisturising. Because of that I use it along with a hydrating shampoo. If I use this on it's own it tends to dry my hair out.

Jhirmack says: Silver brightening shampoo is professional formulated to help neutralise yellowing, enhance highlights and tone down brassiness in grey, blonde and bleached hair. Jhirmack shampoos help protect against breakage and styling damage when used in conjunction with Jhirmack conditioners. Each formula is fortified with strengthening proteins and provitamin b5 which penetrate the hair cortex to improve hair's strength and protect against the damaging effects of styling and the environment. The result is healthy, beautiful hair.

Would I buy this again? Yes, it's cheap and effective.

Ingredients: water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamphodiacetate, glycol distearate, sodium pca, hydrolysed collagen, tocopherly acetate, panthenol, nonoxynol-12, fragrance, citric acid, methylparaben, propylparaben, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, ext, d&c violet No 2.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Why I rarely buy cosmetics in Australia

I went shopping this morning because I wanted to see Elizabeth Arden's anniversary Red Door lipstick. I went to two different stores and neither of them had testers so I asked at one of the counters if there was a tester. There wasn't and she told me that as the item was limited edition they wouldn't be getting any testers. She then went on to tell me that the lipstick was a beautiful pinky red and cost $47 (AUD). 

As there weren't any testers or even any pictures, I asked if I could return the lipstick if I bought it and didn't like the colour. The answer was no. (In Australia it is very difficult to return open or used cosmetics). So Elizabeth Arden is expecting people to buy a $47 lipstick without even knowing what it looks like. How crazy is that?

And if that weren't bad enough, if I was to buy the same lipstick in the USA it would cost me $20 (USD). With today's exchange rate that works out to $22.50 (AUD). 

And this gets me on to why I rarely buy cosmetics in Australia. Not only is it nearly impossible to return an opened product (let alone a used one), the price that we pay here is ridiculous. Things usually cost at least double what they cost overseas. I don't understand why we get slugged such ridiculous prices. I can understand products costing a little bit more, but more than double? 

Another example is the new Dior Serum De Rouge lipsticks. They cost $68 (AUD). The same lipsticks cost $32 (USD). I could go on but you get the picture.

It's for this reason that I purchase most of my cosmetics from overseas. Even with shipping I save money. Take for instance the MAC Baby Sparks Dazzleglass I got from All Cosmetics Wholesale. It cost me $14.99 plus shipping which was around $4. All up I paid around $20 (AUD). If I'd purchased Baby Sparks in Australia it would have cost me $42. Not that I can purchase it here, I've been on two waiting lists since November and it's still not back in stock.

And that's the end of my rant :)  

Link Love

New to perfume? Don't fret; theNotice has an easy three-part guide on how to get started!

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Looking for a great summer foundation? Clarins' latest offering is put to the test by Lipglossiping.

Phyrra from Fresco Phyrra shares some of her favorite Blacklight Reactive products.

Is make up really that complicated? Help Hell Candy's boyfriend unravel the mysteries of make up and read his guest post!

Jellyminx creates another pictorial creating a pretty pinky-purple look with drugstore products.

Christelle from Beauty Crazed shares the secrets of her shiny hair!

Sophie shows you her Five Skin Essentials!

GlossQueen tries her first mineral lipstick. Mosey on over to see if she liked it.

MAC Senior Artis Nicole Thompson tells us her must haves for Rosemount Australia Fashion Week at Madame B Fatale.

Hypothesis? Glass flecks make everything better. Jeweled Thumb experiments with different topcoats and proves just that!

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Art Class is in session as Krasey Beauty takes you on a tour of MAC's newest Greasepaint Sticks.

Louise takes a look at the new Armani Nudes Contrast Palette and re-discovers her hatred of pastels!


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Beautywoome has extended the competition for a full set of Ellis Faas makeup until May 14th!

Audrey has 2 giveaways going at once! Check out her Facebook Fan Appreciation and May's Reader of the Month giveaway.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Sweet Contemplation Accessories

I've recently discovered that the lovely Tine from Beautyholics Anonymous along with being an amazing blogger is also a very talented jewellery maker.  She has a jewellery line called Sweet Contemplation Accessories.

Tine was kind enough to send me two beautiful products from her line. I had a very difficult time choosing which product I liked best as everything is so beautiful. When my products arrived it was all gorgeously packaged. The package above is what the earrings were in.

The beautiful earrings you can see above are called Cordelia. You can buy them here for the bargain price of $20 (AUD). They're made with lilac seed beads and Czech glass beads and are absolutely beautiful. I've received a lot of compliments every time I've worn them.
The other item that Tine sent me was the beautiful Angel's Kiss bracelet.
It came all wrapped up in this pretty little hand made box. I almost didn't want to open it because it looked so cute. I'm very glad I did open the box though, because look at what was inside!

Isn't this beautiful? It's made from freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals and you can have it for the bargain price of $30 (AUD).

I just had to show you the top inside of the box that my bracelet came in, isn't it pretty? 

If you haven't checked out the Sweet Contemplation Accessories site I highly recommend it. Tine makes a beautiful range of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches and bridal jewelery. Everything is made to order and shipping within Australia is free. Tine also does custom orders so if you don't see anything that you want send her an email and she'll make something especially for you.  

Thursday, 6 May 2010

OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender Hong Kong Collection Nail Polish

Before Primped sent me OPI's Lucky Lucky Lavender nail polish I'd never used a nail polish that cost over $10. I'm now obsessed with OPI polishes. They have so many amazing colours I want at least twenty of them! 

Lucky Lucky Lavender is part of the Hong Kong Collection of polishes. As you can see in the pictures it is a beautiful mid toned lavender.  

I absolutely love Lucky Lucky Lavender. Aside from being a beautiful colour it's a great polish. The picture above is two layers however it's pigmented enough that I could have just used one coat. With a top coat this lasted for three days without chipping. That's pretty good considering I'm typing all day. 

There are twelve different colours available in the Hong Kong Collection. You can see them all here.  

Would I buy this? Yes, it's a beautiful polish.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Pantene Pro-V Nourished Shine Shampoo

As I've said earlier, I'm a bit of a hair product snob. I've tried cheaper hair products and haven't found any that were effective, that is until I tried Pantene's Nourished Shine shampoo.

This stuff is brilliant! It works just as well as my Redken and L'oreal hair products do. That's something I thought I'd never say! Pantene say that Nourished Shine will nourish hair on the inside and help strengthen it. I'm not sure if my hair is nourished on the inside but it is in good condition, hydrated and healthy. 

Since I've been using the Nourished Shine shampoo and conditioner I haven't even needed to do my usual weekly deep conditioning treatment.
Would I buy this? Yes, it works well and it's cheap!

Ingredients: water, ammonium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, dimethicone, sodium chloride, glycol distearate, citric acid, fragrance, sodium citrate, ammonium xylenesulfonate, cocamide mea, cetyl alcohol, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium choloride, sodium benzoate, disodium edta, panthenol, panthenyl ethyl ether, methylchloroisothiazolinone/methylisothiazolinone.