These are some drugstore goodies I’ve been using lately, and I thought I’d share my crazy thoughts on them, because well…that is what I do. And I know you want to hear about the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream. Read on if you’re curious about that one… [emoji grinning face]

*Olay Fresh Effects Out Of This Swirled Deep Pore Cleanse Exfoliating Scrub($11.99)

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Olay Fresh Effects Out Of This Swirled Deep Pore Cleanse Exfoliating Scrub

I love using a multitasking cleanser when I shower! Call me old fashioned, but I loves me a good manual exfoliation. It’s rather satisfying for some reason. Olay Fresh Effects Out Of This Swirled Deep Pore Cleanse Exfoliating Scrub is a cleanser and exfoliator all in one. There’s Grapefruit and green tea extracts in there, but call me crazy- I smell PEACH when I use this? Whatever it is, I likes it! It’s quite a refreshing scent. It’s weird as I don’t mind fruity smells when I wash my face, but I’m not a fan of them when I shower. I wonder why that is? [emoji face with stuck-out tongue] There’s salicylic acid and gentle scrubby exfoliants to dissolve away impurities and any dead skin cells hanging around. It’s especially great to use after a sweaty Zumba workout!  [emoji thumbs up sign] I do think it’s a little on the expensive side, but there’s quite a bit of product for the money. Oh, and that moisturizer? It’s just ok. Nothing to write home about.

Pantene Pro-V Weekly Rehab Creme ($6.99)

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Pantene Pro-V Weekly Rehab Creme

I’ve already told you how much I love hair treatment masks and I picked this one up at Shoppers. Pantene Pro-V Weekly Rehab Creme is a weekly treatment that delivers intense moisture to parched locks like mine. It’s part of their new Detox System, and you can read all about their philosophy on detoxing your hair HERE. It’s an interesting read. This hair treatment seals damaged cuticles, smooths them and makes your hair nice and shiny. There’s something called Mosa Mint Oil which I thought was cool and maybe some kind of new moisturizing oil, but it just adds that minty crispy scent that makes you THINK like you’re doing something good. It’s kind of a small tube, so if you have really long hair, I’m not sure how far this would go. Worth it? Meh, not really. I like the Clear Scalp one I talked about here better.

Jergens BB Body Cream, $11.99

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Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream

You know, I REALLY wanted to hate this, but I CAN’T! It’s actually pretty good! Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream hydrates, firms, illuminates, evens out, and perfects the skin all over your body. It’s available in two shades, light and medium to deep. I have the light because well, I’m pasty. Here’s a swatch:

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Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream Light

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream really gives the prettiest glow to arms and legs you guys! The light version kind of blurs imperfections and gives a healthy, even-toned look to skin. Any discolourations are minimized and my arms look like they haven’t been ravaged by this long, extremely cold winter. I have chicken skin on my arms, and this stuff actually smooths the look and blurs those hideous red dots a bit. They’re not gone,  just toned down which is pretty darn cool. It smells good too-hard to explain-kind of fresh, and body cream-yish haha. Apparently the Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream medium to deep skin version gives skin maximum light reflection to minimize the look of imperfections, so I’m kind of curious about that one now. But, again, I think it’s kind of expensive and I do have a cheaper alternative and I’m betting it’s pretty much the same.

*Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer($10, but only $5.99 right now)

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Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer

Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer has orange flower and coconut, and it’s pretty much the same concept as the Jergens one. It has sheer optical illuminators, sunflower seed oil and a hint of colour and diffuses light to blur the look of imperfections. This one is darker in colour, so if you’re medium or dark skin-toned, it’s better for you. On me, it’s a little too orange.

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Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Illuminating Moisturizer

It’s got WAY more sparkles than the Jergens one too, and feels thicker. It smells strongly floral as you apply, but it does settle down after a few minutes, although I can still smell it even after an hour. Here’s a side by side comparison on my pasty arm:

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Personally, I prefer the Jergens BB Body Cream as it’s not as sparkly, the texture is thinner and just feels a bit better to me. And it suits my skin tone and isn’t as obvious. But in the summer, when my arms get darker, I’d totally use the Avon one. It’s the one time of year I don’t mind a bit of sparkle. And you can’t beat the price!

I STILL can’t believe I like the BB Body Cream. But it’s times like this when I enjoy blogging: when a product proves my initial PFFFT SURE SURE attitude wrong. So kudos to you Jergens!

Have you tried any of these products? I’m thinking we’ll start seeing more BB Body Creams as summer approaches. SUMMER. It’s SO FREAKING COLD HERE right now HAHA.  And also? Stuff at the drugstore ain’t cheap anymore, hey? Remember when most things there were UNDER $10? Sigh. 

*Two of these products were sent to me to review, the other two I bought with my own $$$. But my thoughts and words are mine as always, as my crazy is just too damn hard to control. Ask my husband. He’ll tell ya  [emoji smiling face with horns]

Do you have dry, brittle hair? Then the New Clear Scalp and Hair Intense Hydration Line-Up is for you! It promises to give you  10X more resilient hair, and honestly who wouldn’t want that?

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Clear Scalp and Hair Intense Hydration

Did you know that your scalp can lose up to one ounce of essential moisture a day? I didn’t! The things I learn blogging I tell ya’ astounds me. Sometimes I feel like the beauty version of Cliff Claven with all these little tidbits in my head…  It’s important to hydrate your scalp because it’s your mane’s foundation. That’s where beautiful, resilient hair starts off, right? Healthy scalp means healthy hair ya’ll! And if anybody knows this, it’s Clear Scalp and Hair. To be honest, I thought they were for scalps suffering from dandruff, but that’s NOT the case folks. And this new line was made to deeply moisturize your scalp, and yes your hair too haha! Clear Scalp and Hair Intense Hydration is formulated with Nutrium 10, an advanced moisture complex of vitamins and nutrients including vitamins B5, C & E, sunflower, soybean, coconut oil and aloe vera, and cactus extract too! The cactus extract is the ingredient that will help make your hair stronger from root to tip and repair damage. Cactus extracts are known for their extremely resistant properties.

Now, I can’t really use the the Clear Scalp And Hair Intense Hydration Shampoo, because it has sulfates in it. BUT, I did use it a couple of times before I went to the the salon to get more purple put in my hair.  It doesn’t matter so much at that time, so I’m ok with testing stuff with sulfates then. It’s a really nice shampoo! It leaves your scalp and hair feeling clean, but moisturized! Kind of cool actually, because most shampoos with sulfates usually leave my hair feeling squeaky and stripped, but not this one! I wish I could use it after I Zumba all the time, but alas I can’t. My hubby uses now it and he likes it as well. He’s pretty grey, so his hair needs extra moisture and this works for him. The Clear Scalp And Hair Intense Hydration Conditioner is another story though! I can use it any time I please and I do! It’s so soothing and cooling. Leaves hair nice and smooth and moisturized without weighing it down. Good stuff!

But, the star for me in the line is the Clear Scalp and Hair Intense Hydration Deep Hydrating Treatment Mask($5.68-$8.49). It’s a dual-action formula with a white stripe of deep hydrating treatment, and an aqua stripe infused with cactus extract.  It replenishes your scalp with a weekly dose of hydration. It works fast too-you don’t have to leave it in your hair forever and day-just a few extra minutes while showering is all it takes. It smells nice and fresh and makes hair noticeably smoother and healthier. Haven’t noticed as much hair ending up in my brush lately too, so I guess that means it’s more resilient, so YAY!

The New Clear Scalp and Hair Intense Hydration Line-Up is worth trying, especially the treatment mask. You can find them at most mass market retailers across Canada now!

I love when I find a great hair mask that’s affordable, easy to find and works fast. I use them more often than once a week because my hair is so dry from being grey, and because it’s curly too. It needs a good drink of moisture more often! How often do you use a hair mask?

*products sent by the lovely PR, but as always, thoughts are mine because SERIOUSLY. My crazy is MINE and why would I let someone else ruin it?  [emoji thumbs up sign]