Saturday, 31 October 2015

Sure Compressed Cotton Dry Deodorant

My new product trial is Sure Compressed Deodorant!

My package has arrived.
A box in a box!

Open the inner box...

The blurb...

So............ basically I use the 250ml can to spray
under my right arm,
then spray the compressed 125ml version
under my left arm.
In theory, both cans should last the 
same length of time.

Right! Now the verdict!

The larger (250ml) can definitely had a powerful spray (and comparatively noisy) whereas the smaller (125ml) compressed can had a far gentler (quieter) action. In fact, despite spraying for the same amount of time I kept thinking I didn't have enough product under my left (compressed) arm, but there was no difference in the amount of protection so I can only assume they were actually the same quantities.
The big can didn't have a lid whereas the smaller one did because you could 'lock' the bigger can against accidental spraying (maybe a similar device on the compressed can would've stopped me dropping the little cap on the floor so many times?!)
I didn't bother downloading the free app to count the days, I'm more than capable of doing that for myself!
I'm very impressed with the length of time the smaller can lasted. I was sceptical at the beginning, and as long as you fight the urge to spray for longer it should last every bit as long as the bigger can.
Other notable positives regarding the size is that the smaller can fits into my handbag and my bathroom cabinet, and won't take up as much space in my holiday luggage! Result!

Saturday, 3 October 2015


Very Light Ivory Blonde

I have long, thick hair and I always need two boxes whenever I colour it, so to get round this I chose to simply colour the underneath. That way, if it all went horribly wrong at least my usual colour was still on the top. That was the 'Plan' in any case...

I sectioned off the top layers out of the way and read through the instructions several times before I began. It's always a worry using a different dye to your usual brand as there's so many things that could potentially go wrong.

The instructions were very clear and easy to read. I loved the little comb you use to make sure all of your hair is coated. I chose not to use the gloves provided, simply because I can never get on with them. I found it awkward squeezing the colourant from the aluminium tube into the mixing bottle - this would make far more sense to be in another bottle. The product did look a little 'lumpy' despite me giving it a good shake, but it smelt ok (not too strong). It did take a bit of getting used to and my hair got a bit tangled at times, but I persevered. In fact, after about 10 minutes I still had quite a bit of mixed dye left in the bottle, and as the hair I'd already treated hadn't turned a bright orange I threw caution to the wind and covered my hair all over.

This is the first hair dye I've ever used that's managed to completely coat all of my hair!

I left it on for 30 minutes and gently washed it before applying the conditioner. I wasn't too keen on the conditioner bottle as you couldn't stand it up and the tiny cap was fiddly (especially with wet hands). However, the conditioner itself was lovely to use and made my hair feel nice and soft.

The verdict:
I was very pleasantly surprised by this product. A little goes a long way and the result is a natural colour with no orangey bits. I wouldn't call it 'luminous' (as per the blurb on the box) but it's covered the greys and was simple to use.

Would I buy this product? Absolutely!