Thursday, 21 November 2019

Olaplex no. 6 review

I was planning to post about the Olaplex no. 6 right after the Olaplex no. 3 review, but I needed a little more time to make sure I wasn't missing anything.
Because this thing is just... Meh.
I mean, I wasn't particularly anything with the Olaplex no. 3, but maybe that was a remarkable result in itself: I wasn't impressed, but I wasn't disappointed either. But then again, my hair usually has opinions about conditioners, so that was a result in itself.

But it's the same with the Olaplex no. 6 Bond Smoother: My hair is just meh about it.
It's nice.
Good, comfortable texture: Not too thick, not too runny.
Mild scent. Not unpleasant, not too noticeable.
It's just... Nice.
For the price I had really expected something else. Anything else really.

Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Coco-Caprylate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Isododecane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Propanediol, Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate, Fragrance (Parfum), Cetrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Citral, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Citronellol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydroxycitronellal, Etidronic Acid, Tocopherol, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Phytantriol, Sodium Benzoate, Pseudozyma Epicola/Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil Ferment Extract, Filtrate Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Gigartina Stellata Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil.

Okay, I feel like I've been harping on about overly long ingredients a lot lately, but WTF?
Why is this list so long? What does Olaplex possible think they can get out of 45 ingredients (!) that they couldn't get out of 35, 25 or even 15?
All you get out of it is increasing the risk that you have added something that some customer doesn't tolerate.
Oh, and their famed, patented ingredient Bis-Aminopropyl Diglycol Dimaleate that they keep advertising about is ingredient # 11 on the list. The ingredient list should have ended there, really.

Just meh.

Monday, 18 November 2019

2019's Christmas calendars

Instead of the Essie calendar, I got the Ciaté Christmas calendar. The colours in this one just looked way more fun and interesting, so Essie lost the bid for my attention. As much as I love dramatic polish on my toenails, I just can't justify getting two nail polish calendars in one year.

I mean: Look at this. Look at the range. That is a fully stocked nail polish collection right there, with a wide range of colours and polish types. How could I resist?

I got the Rituals calendar as planned and it's just as cute and festive as last year.

I have "parked" it on top of a book shelf for now.

I also got the Lyko calendar as planned, but it's definitely lacking in the holiday spirit. It's kind of sad and graphic in a boring way, so it's a good thing the drawers slides out and I can just store it under some books or something.

I got the big Body Shop calendar as planned, and although it's very cute it also feels little childish.

I found a surprising newcomer on the Christmas calendar market: A Schwarzkopf Christmas calendar with only hair products in it. How could I resist?

Look how cute it is with soft pastels and winter scenery!
Five calendars were more than I planned, but meh, what can you do?

Last calendar is for hubby. It's a grooming calendar for men, and although I think the contents looks a little basic, maybe hubby will think it's fun. At least he has something to open that isn't candy. Last year I tried to get it, but it sold out before I could get my hands on it.

I also made an advent calendar for hubby. It contains running equipment.