Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! Today’s post is about Pantene’s Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo & Conditioner. I’ve had mixed experiences with Pantene products this year (and actually last year too). But I’ve never tried these two products before, so I wanted to give them a try.

Let’s start with the shampoo. I like that the shampoo is clear. I’m bored of creamy white shampoos (who isn’t…), so this one gets an (imaginary) extra star for being clear. I also like the fragrance – it’s not very special, but it’s definitely pleasant. I think this shampoo cleanses my scalp and my hair reasonably, and it doesn’t make my hair look or feel greasy after 24 hours. That’s nice. However, this shampoo doesn’t make my hair feel soft.

Sure, most hair products that promise more volume aren’t softening, and I understand that this is how they (claim to) achieve the actual volume, but I like my hair to feel soft. Still, this is a decent shampoo, and I think it would work well on oily hair.
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The conditioner isn’t great. It’s not very conditioning, and it doesn’t detangle my hair well. Again, I appreciate that this is a product feature, and not a design flaw. However, how am I supposed to achieve more volume if  I have to use a handful of conditioner just to detangle my hair?

Looking at other Pantene products, I think this conditioner is definitely better than the Youth Protect conditioner and the Colour Protect & Volume conditioner. But it’s not working well with my hair type (= curly, although I think my hair is transitioning to wavy due to its length) and because of this it actually flattens my hair. 😦 But I’m sure this conditioner will work much better for ladies with straight hair.

I’ll continue to use these two products on homeworking days and stay-at-home weekends. But I don’t think that I’ll buy these two products again once they’re finished.

Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo
is available as 400ml for £3.99. Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Conditioner is available as 360ml for £3.99. I got these two on a half price deal.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

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30+ New Products – Superdrug, Asda & Bargain Store Haul!

Hi there! I tried my best not to buy more stuff, but I caved. And then I caved again. I bought a lot of stuff in the past three or four weeks… So let’s take a look at the new products that moved in with me.
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Item number 1 is this Flutter Hand Cream – Flutter is a Superdrug brand that always makes an appearance around Christmas. This hand cream was £1. Then there’s this Sweet Snuggles Hand Lotion Set – this set consists of a small hand cream and a nail file. I think it’s cute. And it was £1 only.

I also bought 3 Superdrug Facial Konjac Sponges. There was a 3 for 2 offer, each sponge was £1.99, and thanks to the offer I paid £3.98 in total. Nivea’s Firming Body Lotion was on a better than half price promotion so I paid £2.55 instead of £5.25. And I’m looking forward to trying my new B. Refine Exfoliating Cleanser which was half price as well – it was £2.69 instead of £5.49.
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I also bought new hair care – L’Oréal Nutri-Gloss Crystal Shampoo & Conditioner. These were on a half price offer – £1.99 each instead of £3.99. I also bought two more eyeshadow brushes. These are Superdrug own-brand, they were 99p each.
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I couldn’t resist when I saw this exclusive edition Olay Refreshing Face Wash. It was £1.45 instead of £2.99. And I found this incredibly cute My Little Pony Nail Polish Trio for £2.99 at B&M Bargains. This set contains 2 toe separators and three nail polishes (pink – Pinkie Pie, lilac – Rarity, glitter – Rainbow Dash). Awesome stuff!
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I liked Superdrug’s cocoa butter & vanilla body butter, so I wanted to give Superdrug’s Cocoa Butter & Vanilla Body Scub a try too. This scrub was £2.45 (half price offer). I also bought two more Superdrug Clearly Youthful Glycolic Peel-Off Mask tubes. They’re £4.89 each, but there was a 2 for £5 offer. By the way, this mask is absolutely brilliant. Please check out my review of it!

The Patisserie de Bain set was a freebie. Superdrug gave these sets away as a gift with purchase – all you had to do was buy two skin care products (yes, they included lots of cheap basics – like face wash for £1.50 and the likes – in this offer), and you’d get this Patisserie de Bain set for free.
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Up next is a lipstick – Models Own Miami Heat£1.24 (clearance). And I couldn’t resist this cute Flutter Lip Balm. It’s strawberry-flavoured and it was £1. The Models Own Nail Polish was £2.49 (clearance) and the shade is called Eggshell Goose. The Max Factor nail polish is from Poundworld, so it was £1. I had to have it because the colour really pops!
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I was really happy when my local Asda restocked Alberto Balsam products whilst they were still on a £1 promotion. So I got Alberto Balsam Volume Boost Shampoo & Conditioner for £1 each. The Pantene Breakage Defence Hair Strengthening Tonic was £1 at Poundland.
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Finally I bought a few face masks again. They’re all Montagne Jeunesse masks. I got two Mud Pac and Amore Rose duos for £1 each at Poundland. The Black Seaweed Peel-Off Mask and the Charcoal Masque were 85p each at Asda.
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As I love Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant collection, I bought another product – a serum & moisturiser. This product was on a half price promotion, so I paid £2.94 only. Superdrug also had a new version of the Leafy & Lovely hand cream. It’s probably the same as before – but it was £1 only, so I thought I should have it. Superdrug’s Vitamin E Toning Facial Mist cost me £2.24 only. Superdrug’s Sweet Snuggles gift set was £3.50.
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I also bought 2 Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Masks. They were on special for 99p each. And I got 2 tubs of Superdrug’s Vitamin E Intensive All Over Body Cream for £2.61 each. Superdrug’s Vitamin E Leave-On Moisture Mask was £2.24. And Superdrug’s Naturally Radiant Night Cream was also on special for £2.95. I love this night cream. This one’s a back-up! And the last item is a Sweet Snuggles lip balm set which I got for £1. I loved last year’s lip balms, and I’m sure this year’s lip balms are just as excellent.

So this is what I bought over the last few weeks. I know it’s more stuff that I didn’t really need, but I’m still happy that I stocked up on products that were on a promotion. 🙂 Have you tried any of these products – or would you like to try any of them? Feel free to let me know what you think. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Poundland & Bargain Store Beauty Haul

Hi there! When I went to back to Poundland the other day, I felt like I hit the jackpot. I found Nails Inc. polishes for £1 each! I got Old Bond Street, Hampstead Gardens, Royal Arcade, Gatwick and Chelsea.

Not too long ago Nails Inc. came up with new bottle designs – so the ‘old’ bottles have to go now. Nails Inc. polishes are usually more than £10 each (I’d never spend that much money on a mediocre polish). So thank you, Nails Inc., for redoing your bottle design and for letting people buy your old polishes for less than 10% of the normal price! 🙂
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I also bought more hand cream (which I don’t really need more of at the moment) and a small eyeshadow trio. I got Vaseline’s Intensive Care Hand Cream + Anti-Bac. And I picked up a Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Trio in 2 Naughty n Nude. And I couldn’t resist when I saw another promising hand cream – I Love… Raspberry & Blackberry Hand Cream. Another £3 (in total) well spent at Poundland.
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I’ve never used any TRESemmé products (commitment issues – their bottles are too big). But I picked up a regular-sized Renewal Hair & Scalp Deep Conditioning Masque. I’m looking forward to trying it! And I also bought a Pantene Pro-V Nutri-Plus Youth Protect Rejuvenating Intensive Conditioner. So that’s two more products for £2 in total.
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Last but not least – I also went to B&M Bargains. Generally I prefer Home Bargains (they’re cheaper), but every now and then I swing by the local B&M to see what they’ve got. I picked up a limited edition shower gel and two Gliss hair care products which I haven’t had before. Original Source’s Hibiscus & Pomegranate Tea Shower sounds really lush. And I’ll soon find out how Gliss’ Satin Relax Shampoo & Conditioner pan out. I spent £3 in total for these three products.
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I’m super happy with the bargains. 🙂 I spent £13 in total and I got so many products! My husband isn’t happy that our toiletries stash is growing again (yeah, I’m working on it…), but he appreciates that we’ll never run out of toiletries and that everything in our stash was half price or less. 🙂

Did you pick up any bargains lately? Have you tried any of the products I bought? Feel free to let me know in the comments. And thanks for stopping by!

Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect & Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner

Hi there! A few weeks ago I went nuts at the drugstore and I bought about a dozen shampoos and conditioners which I’ve never had before. I know it’s quite a lot, but everything was half price. And I really can’t resist a bargain. 🙂 OK. Now meet Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect & Smooth shampoo and conditioner.
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The shampoo feels nice and gentle and I’m satisfied it cleanses my hair properly. However, it’s nothing special. The conditioner is decent. It detangles my hair nicely, but every other day it feels like it’s weighing my hair down.

I have to say that these two products really make my hair feel smooth. And I like the pleasant (yet non-descript) scent. However, in regards to colour protection, this combo doesn’t really work. All in all, I think this product line is OK, but clearly I’m not in love with it. So whilst I might buy these two products again, I’m in no rush to do so.

In regards to whether I’d recommend these products, I’d say it depends on your hair type. If you have dry hair or if you want your hair to be smoother, I’d say give these products a try.

Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect & Smooth shampoo (400ml) and conditioner (360ml) are available for £3.99 each. But keep in mind, there’s almost always a half price offer somewhere. 😉

Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect & Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi there! After Pantene Youth Protect and Pantene Breakage Defence I’ve now tried Pantene Pro-V Colour Protect & Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.

I really love the shampoo. It makes my hair feel incredibly soft. I think this is one of the best shampoos I’ve ever had.
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The conditioner is not as great. It feels dry and not very conditioning at all. I need to use a lot of product but the result is still only meh because it doesn’t detangle my hair properly.

I’ll definitely repurchase the shampoo and will team it up with a different conditioner. However, I’m not buying this conditioner again.

Pantene Colour Protect & Volume shampoo (400 ml) and conditioner (360 ml) can be yours for £3.99 each. But keep your eyes peeled for half price offers!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Pantene Pro-V Breakage Defence Shampoo and Conditioner

Hi there! Not too long ago I tried Pantene’s Youth Protect, so I thought I’d give another Pantene product line a go. Today I’m telling you what I think about Pantene’s Pro-V Breakage Defence shampoo and conditioner.

Let’s start with the shampoo! I think this shampoo is really good. It cleanses my hair properly, but it’s not drying and it doesn’t leave my hair a knotty mess. I also like the scent which I’d describe as a mix of yellow apples and cashmere. 🙂
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The conditioner is really good as well. It makes my hair feel soft and silky without weighing it down! I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised at how good these products are! I liked these much better than the Youth Protect products, and it’s safe to say that I’ll be buying this shampoo & conditioner combo again.

Pantene Pro-V Breakage Defence shampoo (400ml) and conditioner (360ml) can be yours for £3.99 each. But keep your eyes peeled for half price offers!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Pantene Aqua Light 2 Minutes Light Nourishment Mask

2015 Pantene Aqua Light55Hi there! Today’s post is about a product I found at my local 99p Store: Pantene Aqua Light 2 Minutes Light Nourishment Masque.

I love my local 99p Store. They often have great toiletries – discontinued gems, products from different countries, and readily available toiletries for a reasonable price.

However, before I consider buying imported products, I check where they’re from. This hair treatment is from a EU country which – just like the UK, Germany or France – follows EU regulations; this means I was happy to buy it.

Fast forward to now… I’ve been using the hair masque for about two to three times a week for the past three weeks now and I’m really happy with it. It makes my hair soft and silky without weighing it down. Pantene Aqua Light is definitely a great deep conditioner, and it is very suitable for the warmer summer months. 🙂

I also like this product’s scent which I would describe as fresh and clean, a bit generic, but definitely pleasant. It is my understanding that this product has been discontinued. Whilst Pantene displays other Aqua Light products on its web site, this hair mask seems to be gone. Too bad!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde