Thursday, March 19, 2009

Contest: CK One

Photo 1.(Above) is the package I received from Attention!. I received seven mini (1.2 mL) bottles of CK One scent, and one 15 mL bottle.

Photo 2. Winner of the CK One fragrance contest will receive this bottle.

Photo 3. Six friends will receive a sampler bottle. The outside cover has the statement "we are one" printed in English and other languages as well.

I tried the fragrance. It is a scent that is automatically lovable, because it is light, refreshing, and citrusy. I agree that it is a scent that is easy to wear due to its versatility, that is suited to both genders. CK One fragrance is a fusion of masculinity and feminity in a bottle. This scent is distinctively CK, which plays on warm keynotes, and posses a vibrant summer smell. If you are a fan of CKin2U (which I am) then you will certainly will become addicted to CK One.

Photo 4. A close up of a mini spray bottle of CK One. The inside over has the statement "we are one" printed on it.

A big thanks to Attention! for sponsoring this contest. Attention! and I are facilitating the CK One giveaway. They are giving away a limited edition bottle of the unisex fragrance CK One. The limited edition fragrance retails for $60 CAD. The contest will begin on Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Contest Rules:
1.) Limit to one entry per person.
2.) This contest is open to all Canadian residents. The winner will be selected by a random draw on May 31, 2009. I will personally contact the winner through email on May 31, 2009. The winner will have 5 business days to response to my email, that is providing me with his/her mailing information. If he/she does not response in that time period I will select another name. I will announce the winner of this contest on my site.

Contest Directions (It's simple and easy!):
1.) For those who have a Facebook account please join the official ck one Facebook page. I will give you an extra entry.
2.) Email me (at bioscisweetie(at)
a.) Your name, and location of residence (i.e. Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto).
b.) Also, let me know if you have joined the CK One group, so that I can give you an extra entry.
c.) Briefly tell me why you want to win the CK One fragrance.
*Your chances of winning is dependant on the number of entries in this contest.

Background Information of CK One: CK One is an iconic unisex fragrance that has launched in March. A special limited edition fragrance bottle packaged with an mP3 speaker is now available for purchase at Shoppers Drug Mart.

The idea behind the launch of CK one fragrance is about bringing people together, regardless of their differences in age, culture, race or gender. It's about coming together, through the common and universal language of music. For more information about CK One, please visit the official ck one Facebook page, as well as the ck one YouTube channel.
Final Note: I fully support the notion behind this fragrance. It is crucial to unify people by breaking down gender inequalities, class structures, and stereotypes. In my opinion, you are not simply buying a commercial product, but you are supporting a positive world experience.
Thanks for reading! And good luck everyone! :)
EDIT: I realized that is not efficient for letting me track comment posts, that is why entries will be by email. But leave me a comment anyways.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Matchstick's Herbal Essences Hydralicious Kit: Final Thoughts

These three weeks, we studied Herbal Essences Hydralicious Line which consists of the following products: Featherweight, Self-Targeting, and Reconditioning shampoos and conditioners. I tried all three products, and I have noticed a significant difference in my hair. It is indeed thicker and stronger, smoother, softer, shiny, and more manageable. All three products have restored balance to my hair's natural oils, revitalized shine from my dull, dry hair and repaired damages caused by harsh styling products, and excessive heat applied to my hair.

There is a product in this line suited for everyone. If you are unsure of which product is right for you, I would first try the Reconditioning products first, because it is for 'injured' hair. I would consider this blend to be the "medium" of the three shampoos and conditioners. To summarize the features of the Hydralicious line; the Featherweight compound is intended for fine hair, the Self-Targeting mixture is for normal hair, and Reconditioning infusion is for dry/damaged hair.

Herbal Essences continues to be a trustworthy brand, and which has left me with a long-lasting, positive impression.

Matchstick's Herbal Essences Hydralicious Kit: Part III of III Review of Re-Conditioning Shampoo and Conditioner

Re-Conditioning Shampoo and Conditioner.

Reconditioning Shampoo, note the swirl "technology".

This is my favourite shampoo and conditioner among in the Herbal Essences Hydralicious line. It is a lavishing shampoo and conditioner with shea. I love the distinctive, calming, flora scent. If you're not sure which shampoo and conditioner to use in this line, I would recommend the reconditioning concoction, since it is for designed specifically for damaged hair. I believe all hair is damaged one way or another, because with the styling products we use, the massive amount of heat we apply with our hair dryer/curler/straightening iron, and environmental elements our hair endure. I only con I found with this product, is that it does not give me enough volume. However, the reconditioning brew gives me more volume than the featherweight shampoo and conditioner. Other than that, this product is hydrating, gives my hair a healthy shine, makes it soft and manageable.

Overall, I give the Reconditioning shampoo and conditioner an A.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Matchstick's Herbal Essences Hydralicious Kit: Part II of III Review of Self-Targeting Shampoo and Conditioner

Herbal Essences: Self-Targeting Products.

Self-Targeting Conditioner: uber thick.

Self-Targeting Shampoo: a brilliant pink color, infused with a heavenly scent-vanilla!

Self-Targeting Shampoo and Conditioner texture and consistency are very similar to the Featherweight line. The only differences is the color, scent, and function.

I absolutely love this the Self-Targeting shampoo and conditioner.

-It gives me all the same benefits as as the Featherweight product, plus volume!
-I noticed a difference in my hair, it feels thicker.
-Contains soothing aloe

-Although, I don't find the Self-Targeting compound to be as moisturizing as the Featherweight blend.

I would give this product an A-.

Overall, I highly recommend this Self-Targeting Shampoo and Conditioner, it is a brew that certainly revitalizes the mind, body and soul after a long day at work and school.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Matchstick's Herbal Essences Hydralicious Kit: Part I of III Review of Featherweight Shampoo and Conditioner

Photo 1. Shampoo.
Photo 2. Shampoo and conditioner bottles.

Featherweight Shampoo (300mL)
- thick (like molasses)
-'swirl' technology (see photo): cleaning and moisturizing at the same time!
- peach, and light orange color
-perfect amount of foaming
- a little bit of the product goes a long way
- with daily and moderate use, this product will last for 1.5 months for me
-Scent: fruity (water lily nectar & passion fruit)

Featherweight Conditioner (300mL)
- extra rich & thick
- consistent formula
- white in color
- must rub in hands to warm product before applying to hair
- easy to apply
- a little bit of the product goes a long way
- with daily and moderate use, this product will last for 2.0 months for me
-Scent: fruity (water lily nectar & passion fruit)

I found waaaay more pros using Herbal Essences Featherweight than my current shampoo. This product makes my hair:
-fairly soft (4.75/5.00)
-completely manageable (5.00/5.00)- no flyaway (Yay!)
-light and bouncy (4.750/5.00)
-healthy shine (5.00/5.00)
-long lasting light fragrant scent (4.50/5.00)

Featherweight shampoo is a gentle cleanser. In my honest opinion, it is safe to use everyday without stripping my hair of its natural oils. The only con that I found with the Featherweight treatment is that it does not give me the volume I want! :( In the morning I would have the right amount of volume, but by the evening my hair is flat.

I would rate this product a B+.

Overall, I would purchase Herbal Essences Featherweight Shampoo and Conditioner in the future. I would highly recommend this product! These are two essential items that will restore your hair to its natural state, thus keeping it healthy and shiny. <3

Monday, March 2, 2009

Matchstick: Herbal Essences Hydralicious Kit: Introduction

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to announce to my readers that I am one of 200 women in Canada that have been selected to received an exclusive Herbal Essences Hydralicious Kit! A big congratulations to those who were also selected by Matchstick!

I want to thank Matchstick for selecting me to evaluate and spread the word and about Herbal Essences Hydralicious.

My Herbal Essences Hydralicious Kit includes:
-1 Hydralicious Featherweight Shampoo
-1 Hydralicious Featherweight Conditioner
-1 Hydralicious Reconditioning Shampoo
-1 Hydralicious Reconditioning Conditioner (hehe, a bit of a tongue twister)
-1 Hydralicious Self-Targeting Shampoo
-1 Hydralicious Self-Targeting Conditioner
-20 full value coupons for Herbal Essences Hydralicious shampoo or conditioner for me to share! I am going to distribute these coupons to my neighbours (4), friends (4), relatives (4), co-workers (4), and loyal readers (4).

Brief Background Information About the Products:
Herbal Essences Hydralicious is a new line of swirled shampoos and extra moisturizing conditioners.
-Featherweight is for fine hair
-Self-Targeting for normal hair
-Re-Conditioning for dry/damaged hair

-Wk 1 (March 2-March 8): Use Featherweight.
-Wk 2 (March 9-March 15): Use Self-Targeting.
-Wk 3 (March 16-March 22): Use Re-Conditioning.

Current Evaluation of My Hair:
-Straight, long (7 inches past my shoulders)
-Medium thickness (I use to have thicker hair when it was shorter)
-Currently experiencing winter woes i.e. hair is dry at the ends

Thanks for reading!