Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Guest Post #6 - TryAllTheColors - CoCo Pink Review

Hello, hello! Hopefully everyone’s holidays have been fun!  For my guest post today we will be looking at Cocoa Pink.  I have another order coming in and will be reviewing more products from it on my blog but I have a mix of things to look at with you today!

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This was my first experience with Cocoa Pink and I received these items as part of an exchange done in the subreddit IndieMakeupandMore! I had debated ordering from this company before but the high shipping for international customers was a major deterrent.

This exchange gift included:

Sample sized Underarm Candy Deodorant
Linen Spray
Sample size Argan Therapy Cream
Sample of Ends with Argan Benefits
Junket Crème Conditioner, sample and full size
Voluptuous Body Butter
Perfume Spray
3 samples of perfume oil

The order arrived packed in a large bubble mailer with lots of extra room but not extra cushioning.  This explains why some of the Ends with Benefits leaked as it must have been rolling around. The bright side was that this package smelled amazing!
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I received both a sample and a full size of this conditioner! I got the scents: Cinderella’s Carriage and Midnight Hag.

Store description: Cinderella’s Carriage – What did Cinderella really wish for? We think it was this blend of Coconut Cream Pie with Marshmallow Meringue, Sweet Pumpkin, Spiritueuse Double Vanilla, and Vanilla Bean Noel. We think this is the REAL reason the prince fell in love, who could resist Cinderella in sexy foodie?

Personal description: This is a lovely, rich warm vanilla scent with a hint of sweet pumpkin.  I really love this and if I make an order I will be ordering other products with this scent!

Store description: Midnight Hag - Tart Blackberries, Vanilla Bean Noel, and a splash of Spiritueuse Double Vanilla.

Personal description: This is tart and sweet black berries almost verging on artificial and warmed by vanilla.  Not my favorite personally.

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The store description for this conditioner is:
CocoaPink's Junket Creme conditioner is made of hair loving fruit and nut butters, vitamins and nutrients that leave your hair light, bouncy and soft. Made without silicones, this conditioner is a thick buttery treatment that will leave your hair soft and bouncy without weighing it down. It is tough enough for thick curly hair, and light enough for fine hair. Made with rich oils and glycerin rich Manuka Honey, this will soften and nurture your skin as you rinse the conditioner down your body instead of leaving you with back acne from silicone based hair products! Stop rinsing your hair with cyclomethicones and silicone rinses! Hydrate and Renew dead lifeless hair with fresh butters and oils. Your hair will love you for it.  Fall in love with your hair.

Personal review: I went through a bit of silicone withdrawal when I switched to this conditioner but if you stick to it, eventually your hair gets used to it and it works.  Initially my hair looked limp and heavy but after a few washes it gained some of its volume back. I did find that my hair never got as shiny as it did with my normal commercial conditioner; it was very soft but it lacked the luster I got from by Pantene.  The scents were nice but they didn’t stick around for very long.  I also found that this had a weird texture: it felt like it was shearing away from larger chunks when you scooped it out of the container if that makes any sense. Not a bad texture but not what I expected! Overall this is a nice product but not something I will buy in the future.

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Linen Spray:

Store description: Cake on Mondays - delicious sponge cake made with almond extract, vanilla.

Personal description: this is a light and very sweet scent.  The almond is almost overpowering sweetened by the vanilla.  The cake is there but only very lightly.

Product description: This is a great little bottle of fragrant fun! Use it on your linens, use it as a room atmospheric spray, use it as a hair or body mist. It can be used for just about anywhere you need a burst of fragrance.

This is an interesting product that seems to be able to be used for just about anything.  It is essentially a fabric safe perfume.  The scent lingers for about 30 minutes to half an hour before dissipating. It is a nice product to put in your bathroom for guests or to spray around the room for a little pick me up.

Ends with Argan Benefits:

Store description: Full Moon - Blackberry, Coconut Milk, Marshmallows, White Chocolate.and a hint of cinnamon, then slathered in cream cheese buttercream frosting.  May cause irritation due to the spice notes.

Personal description: I do not like this stores blackberry note.  It is sweet and almost artificial but is mellowed out a little bit by the coconut and cinnamon. The cream cheese and the blackberry compete for the center note with the marshmallow and chocolate rounding out the scent.  It was nice but not really my cup of tea.

Product description: This extraordinary lightweight, detangling leave-in conditioning spray is infused with a wide array of hair and skin loving plant extracts blended carefully with premium exotic oils that will not only eliminate tangles and knots but also leaves your locks looking healthy, shiny and bouncy without weighing you down. This incredible product doubles as an excellent on the go lightweight moisturizing mist.

This spray worked very well as a detangler and left my hair feeling soft.  I still don’t get the shine I normally get with my usual conditioner but my hair loved the extra moisture.  I took this product to use after work (lifeguard/swim instructor) as my hair does seem healthier when I use it after being in the pool.

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Princess Poo Shampoo:
Store description: Apple Noel - Apple blended with our best-selling vanilla bean noel.  

Personal description: Tart and sweet with warm, yummy vanilla.  I could eat this!

Product Description: Princess Poo is loaded with botanical extracts and natural surfactants, that clean without stripping the hair.  Princess Poo is a SLS, paraben-free shampoo made with "non-stinky" biodegradable natural surfactants (cleansers). This wonderful shampoo will not strip the hair, but still provides light lather and a clean-rinse feel.

This shampoo does clean my hair and leaves it soft and light.  The scent is lovely and it rinses clean.  My hair is left feeling clean without feeling squeaky and stripped.  You do need to get used to the light lather as it feels like you need more shampoo in order to clean all your hair (at least if you have thick, long hair like I do).  This is a simple adjustment from heavy lather shampoos which make less shampoo feel like it is doing more.

Argan Therapy Cream:
My Argan Therapy Cream came in the Cinderella’s Carriage scent which you can find a description of under the Junket Conditioner.

Product description: Introducing our new lightweight, whipped conditioning creme' - infused with coveted Argan oil and luscious coconut oils which combine to penetrate deeply into each strand of hair leaving your locks feeling perfectly moisturized with incredible silkiness and shine yet never weighed down or greasy. Our special multitasking formula can also double as an ultra nourishing leave in conditioner for the ultimate softness and shine.

This conditioner is light and creamy, and easy to work through your hair.  It leaves my hair feeling soft and silky! I have found that rinsing it out after a long-term treatment leaves my hair feeling light and looking shinier than if I leave it in.  This can work as a hair treatment or a leave in conditioner.
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Voluptuous Body Butter:

Store description: Pumpkin Pie Spectacular—Sweet Pumpkin blended with gingersnaps, pecans, cinnamon and a sprinkling of sugar.  It is spectacular!

Personal description: Spicy and sweet, the pumpkin mingles with the snap of the gingersnap, the cinnamon is there just lightly and doesn’t over power the scent (as it often can).  The sugar adds a lightness to an otherwise heavy scent.  
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This cream is thick! It looks like thick, sweet icing and I found it hard to resist taking a nibble especially with the scent!

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This cream soaked in fast and left my skin feeling soft and dewy.  It is a heavier cream but my winter 
skin soaks it up and rejoices in the moisture!  There is no film left on my skin and the scent sticks around for about 3-4 hours before fading away.

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Store description: Ivory Eyelet - Buttercream, lemon curd, marshmallow, vanilla ice cream.

Personal description: This is a delicious scent and I want it in perfume form! It is sweet and light.  The lemon doesn’t really come through but the butter cream, marshmallow and vanilla swirl together in a delicious mix.  This is soft and feminine, good enough to eat.Macintosh HD:Users:KatelyndMarchant:Desktop:Blog:Cocoa Pink:Exhchange Gift:P1010691.JPG Product description: A gelled skin nourishing deodorant infused with botanical extracts that neutralize the enzymes that cause odor. Free of aluminum or bactericides that have been a concern with long-term use.

I really like this deodorant, it is light smelling and has staying power.  You can’t expect this to work like a traditional deodorant as it has no aluminum or bactericides.  I find that it does help with sweating and definitely helps with scent.  It feels like a typical gel deodorant when applied although it is stiffer, just a bit sticky.  This is on my list for a full size in the future!
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Personal description: Sweet.  That’s pretty much all I get. I can pick out a bit of banana but the rest of the notes mingle together in a generally sweet scent.  It’s nice but nothing particularly special. This only lasted about an hour before disappearing and throw was very limited.

Store description: Coconut Cream Pie - Rich buttery vanilla, a hint of marshmallow, and white coconut baked on a flaky pie crust.

Personal description: White, floral coconut and light vanilla.  This is much more floral than I expected.  I don’t get any pie crust or marshmallow unfortunately. This only lasted an hour on my skin but it was a nice light scent.

Store description: Marshmallow Pumpkin - Sweet pumpkin blended with our wonderfully light and airy marshmallow.

Personal description: This is yummy! The marshmallow is sweet and warm, almost vanilla, and the pumpkin adds depth to the scent.  This one lasts much longer, sticking around for about 4 hours before dissipating.

Store description: Tahitian Monoi Cake - Vanilla cake batter injected with candied citrus, moist white cake smothered in whipped buttercream icing touched with nuances of Polynesian Monoi oil.

Personal description: Again, I am not getting the sweetness that the description led me to expect.  This is a light scent with a hint of citrus and lots of floral.  The cake and buttercream don’t come through for me but it is a nice scent nonetheless.  This lasted 2 hours.

Overall this shop has some nice products.  The range of what they offer is extensive and as far as I can tell the products are of good quality.  The scent list is huge and a little bit overwhelming but I found that the scents I was able to try were quite pleasant.  My one qualm with this shop is the quality of their packaging.  The containers for the products are nice but the labels are all paper resulting in them lifting or peeling off.  For the bath products this is particularly annoying as the colors run and the label lifts off.  

Other than the packaging the products are nice and this is a company I would recommend trying out


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