So I decided to post a What’s In My Bag on my Instagram a few days back because, well, I like What’s In My Bag posts. So why not post it on here?
The Bag: I don’t know, I got it from my mom. It was perfect because I have been looking for a small bag that can hold only these things. It can’t hold my umbrella though…
The Bag’s Contents:
- Amazon Kindle 4
- Finess Oil Wipes
- Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Stick
- Nivea Med Protection Lip Balm
- Revlon Matte 005 Strawberry Suede
- A small mirror
- A hair tie
- iPod 4th gen
- Blackberry 9790
Palmolive Naturals Healthy and Smooth Shampoo (with aloe vera and vitamin extracts) promises tangle-free, silky smooth hair that wouldn’t need combing for hours on end even if left untied. I picked this up because my mom told me it indeed makes your hair smooth and silky. It’s for “normal hair” (whatever that means) and I have long, thick black hair that is a bit coarse and has never been shiny on it’s own because of the aforementioned coarseness. So I was a bit skeptical about the results this shampoo would give me.
Palmolive Naturals Healthy and Smooth
What I like about this product: Well, it did make my hair incredibly smooth and soft, which doesn’t happen with just shampoo. It has a pleasant scent that is not overpowering and I actually really like it. The scent lasts through the day even in the hot Manila weather.
What I don’t like about this product: While it did leave my hair soft and silky, it didn’t help with tangles and still resulted in the hairfall I get due to breakage. And right on the day I started using this product, I developed an annoying rash on lips (of all places!) You see, I sometimes dilute shampoo in a little water to make it easier to distribute through my hair, so somehow some of that mixture trickled down my face and irritated my lips. I wasn’t using any new products aside from this one, so I landed on this conclusion. It was a nightmare, but thankfully the rash went away when I stopped using this shampoo. I kind of want to use this shampoo again to see if the rash comes back because I would really want to keep using this, but I really don’t want that rash on my lips to appear again so I’m not taking any chances.
Rating: 6/10 Maybe I’ll go back to this shampoo again sometime in the future, but for now, I’ll just be on my shampoo search for the meantime.
[Okay a little intro: I am in this phase right now where I am trying out a myriad of skincare and haircare products to help my acne and hair calm down. Since I am going through a lot of products, I thought, why not let review these things so I can track my progress with these things and maybe even help out people who are looking for reviews on certain products. This would be my first time doing this, so I might still be a little vague for I am a bit unaware of certain terminologies concerning skincare and haircare. Okay good.]
This was the only facial wash I used when I was in high school and I had pretty clear skin back then. I stopped using it for some reason and completely forgot about it. When my acne suddenly broke out around the time I turned 21, and I saw this in Watson’s, I immediately picked it up hoping for the same results it brought me when I was a teenager.
Sorry if I can’t provide an actual product photo yet, I left mine in Manila. Maybe I’ll insert it later when I get back.
I used this for about four months on and off, I think, for it is very hard to find in drugstores. I’ll be lucky to find a small bottle available.
What I like about this product is it’s so light and refreshing. It also lathers up a lot so a small drop is enough to wash my face and neck. A small bottle can last me two months.
What I don’t like about this product is sadly it doesn’t work for me anymore. I read online that they changed the formula (removed triclosan) so that might be it. I kept breaking out and my cheeks (where the breakouts usually happen) became really red.
Rating: 4/10 This makes me really sad because I have this nostalgic connection to it but what can I do, it just doesn’t work anymore.