Today I thought I’d do a mini review of two products I recently bought. ‘Citing!
The first is Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser in Cocoa Radiant. Now, I think we can all agree that moisturising your entire body after a shower is a massive ball ache. But since my mum has been slathering me in moisturiser since I was born (“You’ll thank me when you’re older and don’t have skin like leather!”) it’s a step I cannot miss as my skin feels crepey and dusty and horrid if I don’t do it. So along comes this little bad boy to make the whole thing a lot easier.
Incase you haven’t figured it out yet, you spray it on. To be honest why wasn’t this invented ages ago? Sun cream have been doing it for years! It’s a continuous spray not a pump so you just spritz, rub it in and go. It’s quite light and absorbs quickly so you don’t have to wait around for that slightly sticky feeling to go away before putting on clothes (pulling skinny jeans onto freshly moisturised legs? Shudder.)
Now, I usually use the normal version of this exact moisturiser so I’m probably in quite a good position to compare. Sure, it was super easy to apply. It dried almost a tad too quickly if you ask me so I felt I had to apply more to feel like I’d covered everywhere. It is a lot thinner in texture to the normal one so you do need to use a bit more. I did feel moisturised straight afterwards but as the day went on I kind of felt like it was “wearing off” and started to feel a bit dry. My skin was still soft to the touch and wasn’t flaky, so it may just be that I was used to that thick, sticky feeling and need to adjust to the feeling of it being absorbed straight away? I don’t think it’s great to use on anywhere you get extra dry (hands and feet for me) so I had to revert to the normal stuff to feel like I’d properly moisturised that area. I personally wouldn’t recommend it if you have very dry skin as it’s just not thick enough so you may have to use loads.
Verdict: Very quick and easy to use, does the job for the most part though you may need normal moisturiser for drier areas. Ideal if you’re in a hurry. I feel like I’ve said “moisturise” a lot in this section. Oh well, it’s over now.
The second product is Toni & Guy Volume Plumping Whip. I bought this because I wanted something like mousse that wouldn’t leave my hair crunchy and I read on the Guardian website that a whip is the thing to go for and this was one of the recommended ones.
First things first- it ‘ain’t cheap at £7 something from Boots but I was really keen to try it as I thought it might work wonders for my curly cocker spaniel barnet (refer to a post from July- Hair Raising). Since buying it I haven’t actually left my hair fully curly because… well because I just don’t do that, so the real test will be when I go on holiday (yes, again.)
I would describe it as a pomade that has been whipped (duh) so it’s quite light and mousse like- but the texture of chocolate mousse not hair mousse… feel me? Anyway I’ve used it a couple of times to add volume and styled my hair normally. It says to use a walnut sized amount but I think walnuts are gross so I didn’t really know how much that was and I think I went slightly overboard because my fringe felt a bit coated afterwards. The second time I used less and it was fine- no yucky, product build up feeling. You work it into your roots the same way you would a mousse.
I have to say I think it did kind of work. Now I must add that I have recently cut layers into my hair to it has more of a bounce anyway but this definitely added lift and there was no crunchy feeling at all. I’m actually really excited to use it and leave my hair curly because I think it’ll really help with the flatness at the top. And it smells good.
Verdict: Does the job but not something I’ll be using every day (which is probs for the best at that price.) There must be a cheaper alternative out there that’s just as good or better? Let me know if any of you have found one.
Over and out.