Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Review: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream

I am not much of a user of fancy lifestyle products but I sure love experimenting with them every once in a while. Besides the experiment part, I am also not much of brand loyalist, and keep moving from brand to brand and product to product - sometimes out of boredom and other times out of curiosity. Say even if shampoo A is working fine on my hair, I am prone to checking out shampoo B after a couple of months, just to break the monotony of using shampoo A for so long.

While boredom and curiosity veer me towards buying new products, attractive packaging too plays a big role in pulling me towards certain shelves. And bright yellow packaging was one reason why I picked up the product at hand today - the Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream.

I love using hair oil. More often than not, I use it for head massage and not for hair massage - you get the difference? Nothing relaxes me better than a good head message and a hot cup of tea! While the oil massage soothes my strained nerves, the oil also helps keep my frizzy mop of hair in place. The only catch here is that the sticky texture of the oil makes my hair go limp after a while. And if I have to go out on a short notice, shampooing and getting of all the oil becomes a annoying chore.

So while the bright yellow packing of Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream tube attracted me towards it, the words 'non sticky texture' ensured that I give the tube a good look. The oil replacement cream also offered triple nourishment with the goodness of hair oil, and with curiosity piqued, I decided to give this one a shot.

I have been using Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream for more than two weeks now and it sure feels like a decent alternative to oil. I have been using this alternatively with my regular hair oil - sticky oil when I am home for longer hours and non sticky oil-in-cream when I am out and about. So let's start with the ingredients first and then I can move on to the performance part.

Ingredients - Photo says it all, lots of chemicals in there.
Though there's also apple fruit extract, coconut, almond and olive oil.

Packaging - That the packaging is attractive is a given - the very reason I glided towards this bright yellow plastic tube. Also flip-flop cap secures the tube opening neatly, so there's no fear of leakage. The size of the tube is such that it easily goes into the toiletry bag.

Price Tag - Rs. 35 for 50g, Rs. 60 for 100g, and Rs. 100 for 200g

My two centsGarnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream has a light texture and easily gets absorbed in the scalp. A few times I have used this cream as a massage cream and even after applying a generous dose of cream to the scalp, my hair remained non-greasy. It has a subtle fruity fragrance so this is one area where it scores over quite a few hair oils that come with strong fragrances.

I have used the cream both before hair wash and after hair wash - as a massage cream before the wash and as a styling cream post hair wash, and it works fine both ways. When used as a styling cream, it does not weigh down my hair, while keep the frizz in control. So far as the cream's claim about triple nourishment is concerned, it sounds a bit far fetched for I have not not felt any change in the texture or quality of my hair. Also, this cream is loaded with chemicals, so I am sure leaving it in my scalp overnight is not a good idea. 

In all, Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Oil-in-Cream is  a decent alternative to sticky hair oil. The product's shelf life is 36 months and the price range for different quantities - Rs. 35 for 50g, Rs. 60 for 100g, and Rs. 100 for 200g- too is affordable. So if you are looking at replacing your hair oil, with something that gives the benefits of oil sans the accompanying sticky mess, then you can give this cream-in-oil a good try.

Product rating - 3.5/5

Monday, 16 May 2016

Going the Sneakers Way!

After spending almost a month of travelling in harsh summers in flip flops and getting my feet tanned a fifty shades of brown, I have finally decidedly to follow a fashion trend – a trend that has been around for a few years now and going by the current fashion scene, this trend does not looks like fading out anytime soon.

I am trading in my flip flops for the more comfortable and protective (and of course fashionable!) sneakers.
Yes! High time! And here are my top 3 reasons to go the sneakers way!

1. Fit for the fashionistas and fashion noobs alike

I will be honest that initially I was a wee bit apprehensive about dress and sneakers combination, wondering whether this pairing is everyone's cup of tea, err, fashion. But after seeing relatively non-fashion conscious people taking to this trend, thanks to the perfect fusion of comfort and style factor, I too am convinced to give this trend a shot!

2. Trendy AND comfortable!

Fashionistas and celebrities have been rocking the dress and sneakers combo both on and off the ramp shows. And now in peak summers, this trend again seems to be the most popular one on the streets - for when flip-flops seem ultra-casual and also give you those ugly tan lines, sneakers are the perfect alternative to not just keep the feet covered, but also give you the sporty chic look. 

Photo courtesy: Bloglovin

Photo courtesy: Popsugar

3. Array of styles and colours!

Paisley prints, glitters, neon, multi-coloured, sporty, sleek...ah the array of styles and colours these sneakers are available in is just unbelievable to a fashion noob like me. I was browsing a few popular online shopping websites a while ago and I am left amazed at the sneakers collection that is listed on them! From immensely popular brands to the relatively unknown, there's a plethora of options to pick from!

So as I place my order for a couple of pretty Adidas shoes that will go superbly with my sporty dresses, I am regretting why I did not come around earlier. Too bad, it took an ugly pair of bad tanned feet to realise that a fashion trend and comfort can go together! But then, as the wise men say - better late, than never! So for summer travels, bye-bye flips flops and sandals, AND welcome sneakers!