If you've seen any of my "Products I've Used Up" videos recently, you know I've been running out of shampoo and conditioner like crazy these days.  I finally finished up everything I had, and have been trying out some new products, including The Body Shop's Rainforest Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner.


These are the first hair products I've ever tried from The Body Shop, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect out of them.  I went with the Rainforest Moisture line because it appeared to be the most hydrating, which is what I look for most in my hair products.  This line is formulated with pracaxi oil, manketti nut oil, and Community Trade honey-- which sounds like it should be quite moisturizing!  

These products are also part of The Body Shop's Eco Conscious Rainforest hair care line, which means it is "respectful to the aquatic environment, is readily biodegradable, and the packaging uses recycled materials wherever practical."


I've been using these for about a week now, and unfortunately, I'm not impressed.  The conditioner is way too light to be part of a "moisture" line... it feels like it is adding almost no hydration to my hair, and I end up having to compensate with extra leave-in conditioner afterward.  The shampoo is okay, but also doesn't feel exceptionally moisturizing.  If I pair the shampoo with a hydrating conditioner, my hair feels fine (which is what I will end up doing!).


I like that these products are eco-friendly, but if you are looking for a moisturizing shampoo or conditioner, I recommend you look elsewhere!  If you like more lightweight hair products, these may work great for you.

The Rainforest Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner is available in two different bottle sizes (8.4 oz/$10) /(13.5 oz/$14.00) and can be purchased in The Body Shop stores and on their website.

What shampoo and conditioner are you using right now?
xx, Allison
Hi everyone!  I wanted to do a quick little post to discuss some changes with Google that will affect those of you who use Google Reader to follow your favorite blogs.  If you haven't heard already, Google Reader is shutting down as of July 1st.  If you are looking for a new place to see all of your favorite blogs in one feed, I recommend switching over to Bloglovin'!  Here is my specific page, if you already have Bloglovin' account just click "Follow" and you are all set: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2253978/amarixe

Just to be clear, nothing is changing with this blog/its web address, etc. :)

Hope you all had a great weekend!
xx, Allison
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Hi everyone!  I wanted to do a quick little post to discuss some changes with Google that will affect those of you who use Google Reader to follow your favorite blogs.  If you haven't heard already, Google Reader is shutting down as of July 1st.  If you are looking for a new place to see all of your favorite blogs in one feed, I recommend switching over to Bloglovin'!  Here is my specific page, if you already have Bloglovin' account just click "Follow" and you are all set: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2253978/amarixe

Just to be clear, nothing is changing with this blog/its web address, etc. :)

Hope you all had a great weekend!
xx, Allison
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When I first laid eyes on today's featured nail polish, I thought, "Sun of a Peach, that is a good color!"  Sun of a Peach is a neon peach creme from the new China Glaze Sunsational collection, and I am in love!  Oranges can be a big hit or miss on my skin tone, but this one works for me.  This one was a bit tricky to photograph because it is much brighter on the nails than it looks in the picture!

natural light, 3 coats

Sun of a Peach has a better formulation than Neon and On and On from this collection, though it was still a little sheer.  I ended up doing three coats for full opacity.


You can find this Sun of a Peach online at Ulta.  The Sunsational collection features twelve neon colors, six cremes and six jellies.  Ulta is offering all six cremes in a set online for $30, and all six jellies for $30 as well.

Did you get anything from this collection?
xx, Allison

When I first laid eyes on today's featured nail polish, I thought, "Sun of a Peach, that is a good color!"  Sun of a Peach is a neon peach creme from the new China Glaze Sunsational collection, and I am in love!  Oranges can be a big hit or miss on my skin tone, but this one works for me.  This one was a bit tricky to photograph because it is much brighter on the nails than it looks in the picture!

natural light, 3 coats

Sun of a Peach has a better formulation than Neon and On and On from this collection, though it was still a little sheer.  I ended up doing three coats for full opacity.


You can find this Sun of a Peach online at Ulta.  The Sunsational collection features twelve neon colors, six cremes and six jellies.  Ulta is offering all six cremes in a set online for $30, and all six jellies for $30 as well.

Did you get anything from this collection?
xx, Allison