Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ayam Penyet Restaurant Review

A couple of weekends ago, my husband and I went shopping at iOi Puchong Mall. I actually wanted to go all the way to Mutiara Damansara but my husband insisted that it was too far and he's kind of tired, so we opted to go to iOi instead. After buying all the things we needed and feeling a little bit famished, we decided to try out Ayam Penyet Restaurant there (actually that was the nearest restaurant at the moment and we didn't want to walk any further! Hehe..).

First off, when we walked into the restaurant, there were not many patrons dining in at that time. We sat at a table near the window and waited for some time watching the waiter walking by several times without acknowledging that we are still not served. After quite some time, a waiter finally decided to come and give us the menu. Hmm.. talk about service! I was about ready to get my bum off the chair while my husband was still playing it cool wanting to wait.

After perusing the menu, we opted to try the signature dish, Ayam Penyet AP, Gado-Gado, Sayur Pucuk Ubi (Cassava leaf sprigs in spicy coconut milk) and two plates of plain rice. For drink we ordered Indonesian Hot Tea with Milk and Blue Coral Shake. Surprisingly, the drinks came quite fast making my desire to get out quick cooled down a little bit.

The Indonesian Hot Tea with Milk is basically Teh Tarik. It tasted just normal, nothing to shout about. My husband said he had tasted better Teh Tariks but this one is just all right. The Blue Coral Shake is definitely yummy! It tasted sweet but not overly sweet and has this ice cream soda-ish tang to it. It reminded me of a drink I had a long time ago but had forgotten what and where. There was a bit of Palm Sugar at the bottom of the glass giving the drink a creamy sweet taste. Oh, there was some bubble sagoo bits at the bottom too. I did ask the waiter about the blue soda-ish ingredient but even he didn't know what it was and only said, "It's blue coral". Anyway, it'd definitely delish to my tastebuds.
Left: Blue Coral Shake, Right: The Hot Tea with Milk.

Next, the dishes came a little bit later.
Top left: Gado-Gado, Top Middle: Ayam Penyet, Top Right: Sayur Pucuk Ubi.

The Gado-Gado is vegggies such as potatoes, cabbage, spinach, bean sprout and salad all mixed together with spicy peanut prawn sauce. This dish is served with some crackers on the side. Basically the dish is the same as any vegetable rojak. The peanut sauce was spicy but was not that sweet. For those who doesn't like sweet tasting sauce, this might go down all right though. As for me, I would have liked it better if the sauce was a little bit sweeter to complement the vegetable.
The signature dish Ayam Penyet is a very popular traditional Indonesian dish originated from Surabaya and is served as the main dish in this restaurant (hence the name of the restaurant).The chicken is marinated with herbs & spices and then smashed with a wooden hammer making it flat (hence the name: penyet which means flat). It is then fried to golden brown perfection with the chicken being crispy on the outside and juicy in the inside. In this dish, you will get a quarter of the chicken served with hot sambal belacan (shrimp paste) with some bits of fried fritters as topping, some vegetables on the side and a couple of fried bean curd.

The chicken was indeed quite spicy (I think it was the belacan sauce). The outside of the chicken is very crispy and the inside is tender. We both enjoyed the taste of the marinated fried chicken. It's great to eat with a little bit of spicy & sweet soy sauce and white rice. If compared to Wong Solo Restaurant's ayam penyet in Bangi, I think the latter fared a little bit better. But if comparing size of the chicken, then this dish wins.
Ayam Penyet.

Next is the Sayur Pucuk Ubi (Cassava leaf sprigs in spicy coconut milk). Now this one I like. I am normally not a vegetable lover but this dish was prepared nicely. The coconut milk gravy was very creamy and has a little bit of spiciness taste to it. There is also a hint of sweetness from the Cassava leaf sprigs. Very nice to eat with rice and the chicken. Now only if they'd put in more sweet potato the dish would definitely be the bomb!
Sayur Pucuk Ubi.

My verdict: Dining at Ayam Penyet Restaurant iOi was only so-so for the both of us. The service at first was quite slow even though there were only a couple of patrons in the restaurant. The food was okay with some being delicious but nothing that I would crave over though. Well, maybe I will crave the Blue Coral Shake one day.

You can check out their menus at their official website.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Products Review

The Body Shop had released a new line of eco-conscious hair care products that contains no silicones, parabens or colorants under the name of Rainforest Hair Care. The new line of eco-friendly products is respectful to the aquatic environment, is readily biodegradable, and the packaging uses recyled materials whenever practical. As promotion, I received a coupon via email to redeem a sample of the Rainforest Hair Butter. Since my The Body Bakery's Body & Hair Icing and Cupcake Conditioner is dwindling, I decided that it wouldn't hurt to check out the new hair care products and redeem the sample in one go.

This is the sample that I received.

Since my hair currently is very dry, I opted to try the whole line of the Rainforest Moisture line sold in a complete box set. The box contains travel sized shampoo, conditioner, hair butter and a green comb. Very convenient for traveling or in my case, trial purposes.
The boxset of travel sized Rainforest Moisture Hair Care products.

Both the shampoo and conditioner comes in small plastic pet bottles weighing 2.0 fl. oz. (60 ml) each.  The bottle of the shampoo is translucent dark green whereas the conditioner's bottle is opaque grayish green. The caps of both bottles has the standard pull-off tab and also can be unscrewed open for easier access to the product inside. The front labels are just like any other labels on The Body Shop's products which usually consist of the company's logo, minimal graphics and the product's name printed in two different languages. The label at the back have The Body Shop's signature peel-off labels with product info and list of ingredients inside the peel-off label, also in several different languages.
Standard pull-off tabs.
The caps can be unscrewed open too.

The Rainforest Moisture Shampoo is described as a moisturizing shampoo without silicones, sulphates, parabens or colorants. It promises to gently cleanses and help restore moisture and improve the hair's softness without weighing it down, for a smooth and shiny finish. It is packed with the goodness of pracaxi oil, manketti nut oil and Community Trade honey and sugar.
The mini bottle of Rainforest Moisture shampoo.
The ingredients listed inside the peel-off label is: Aqua (Water), Sucrose, Disodium Cocyl Glutamate, Lauryl Betaine, Laureth-5 Carboxlic Acid, Mel (Honey), PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Sodium Benzoate, Sucrose Laurate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polyquatemium-6, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Schiniziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Kernel Oil, Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol.
The list of ingredients in several different languages.

The shampoo is clear with a slight yellowish colour and is quite runny in texture. It lathers very well and the suds are easy to rinse off leaving my hair feeling soft. It has the scent of honey which can come across a little strong when sniffed straight out of the bottle and while shampooing. The smell tones down a little bit after rinsing which is a big relief for me since honey scented products don't sit too well with me. But I did get use to the scent and it doesn't bother me anymore. I like the fact that the shampoo helped my hair to be knot-free and felt very soft and silky whilst rinsing. I could comb my hair while it is still wet without having my scalp pulled off.

Here's what the shampoo looks like:
Clear yellowish shampoo fluid.
Suds galore!

The Rainforest Moisture Conditioner is described as a moisturizing conditioner that contains no silicones, sulphates, parabens or colorants. It conditions to moisturize and improve hair's softness without weighing it down giving hair a smooth and shiny finish . The key ingredients for the conditioner is pracaxi oil, manketti nut oil and Community Trade honey and sugar.
The mini bottle of Rainforest Moisture Conditioner.

The ingredients listed inside the peel-off label is: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Cetyl Esters, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Schiniziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Kernel Oil, Salicylic Acid, Mel (Honey), Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Tocopherol.
List of ingredients in the peel-off label at the back of the bottle.

The texture of the conditioner is soft and similar to body lotions. I can spread it easily on my hair. Some conditioners seem to not seep into hair and feels like just being 'put on'  but this conditioner gets absorbed nicely. Rinsing the conditioner off is also a breeze and it does not leave a sticky or slightly waxy residue on my ears, sides of my face and neck. I find it quite troublesome when I have to re-rinse the areas to get that sticky waxy residue off especially when I am pressed for time. So this no sticky residue conditioner gets a thumbs up from me. The conditioner has a slightly calmer scent of honey but is still from the same note. The combination of both the shampoo and conditioner's scent did not make the smell of honey to pungent but just nicely balanced. As for the end results, the conditioner did moisturize the top part of my hair (not damaged) but the ends are still very dry and frizzy. It is not that obvious while my hair is still wet but when it dries, I can see and feel that the conditioner did not really helped my dying brittle and damaged ends.

Here's what the conditioner looks like:

The Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter looks just like a body butter product. It comes in a round 1.65 oz (50 ml) plastic tub with a screw on lid. The tub is the same opaque grayish green just like the conditioner's bottle but the lid is translucent. It has the same label concept like the shampoo and conditioner from the same line on the lid and also on the side. The bottom of the tub holds a peel-off label that contains directions to use and list of ingredients.
The Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter tub (from top view).

From side view.

The ingredients listed inside the peel-off label is: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Esters, Glycerin, Schiniziophyton Rautanenii (Mongongo) Kernel Oil, Benzoic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Mel (Honey), Pentaclethra Macroloba Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol.
List of ingredients inside the peel-off label.

The Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter looks like a body butter, opens like one and have to be scooped out with fingers like one too.
An opened tub of hair butter.
Scooping out the hair butter.

Here's what the hair butter looks like:
The hair butter looks like body butter, doesn't it?

Here's how the hair butter looks like spread out:

Comparison of texture between the hair butter and the conditioner:

The hair butter is opaque white in terms of colour and has the same texture if not slightly softer version of a body butter. It has a thicker and creamier texture when compared to the Rainforest Moisture Conditioner. It spreads easily on my hair and is not is not easily absorbed like the conditioner. It has the same honey smell just like the conditioner. Recommended waiting time is 5 minutes (standard time for leaving hair mask on). Rinsing the hair butter off is easy and it also did not leave any sticky residue behind but it did leave a slight waxy coated feeling on my hair. The hair butter helped my poor fried hair ends by giving them a little bit of moisture but it is still not enough to cure the damage. I guess it is time for me to visit a hair saloon for a hair cut. Boo hoo!

My verdict: Out of all the three of The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Products, I would have to say I like the shampoo the best. It did somehow mositurize my hair. The conditioner and hair butter is just all right to me but not moisturizing enough for my very damaged hair. Would I repurchase? Maybe just the shampoo.

For more information about The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Products, you can go to The Body Shop's official website.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Body Bakery Lip Butter Review

I am on a The Body Bakery craze! As I mentioned in my earlier posts, The Body Bakery is a company that offers beauty products inspired with bakery and yummy dessert scents. How can I refuse sweet and yummy smelling stuff? This can be the downfall of my bank account!

During my last online splurge, I purchased three tubes of Lip Butter from The Body Bakery which is Peppermint Vanilla Latte, Dark Chocolate Mint and Pinkiecharm.

The Lip Butter comes in a standard .15 oz clear plastic tube with a twister at the bottom. The labeling is simple with the play of white and blue colour for the background. The company's logo is printed alongside with the lettering of "Lip Butter". The flavour for each balm is printed separately on a sticker label and is pasted underneath the white line of logo and lettering. Further down the label is printed with product information, description and list of ingredients in small font but is still readable. There is no safety seal on the cap.
The tube of Lip Butter.
The cap still intact and unopened but there's no safety seal.

The ingredients listed for the Lip Butter is: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Flavour, Flavour Oil, Saccharin.
Ingredients listed on the label.

This is how the tubes of Lip Butter looked like opened:
The three tubes of Lip Butter freshly opened and new.
Close up picture of the Dark Chocolate Mint Lip Butter.

As you can see, the Pinkiecharm Lip Butter has a washed-out red tint to the balm whereas the Peppermint Vanilla Latte and Dark Chocolate Mint is white in colour.

The cap of the balm pulls off fairly easily and twisting the twister to get the balm out is also uneventful. The balm slides in an out of the tube effortlessly without getting stuck at the mouth of the tube when going in.
Twisting the balm out of the tube.

The Lip Butter glides smoothly over my lips. The texture felt a little thick and buttery if compared to Crazy Rumor's lip balm. There is also no taste to the balm and the shine is very subtle. The Lip Butter does not leave any waxy feeling on my lips but it did leave a buttery feeling just like I had applied a film of butter on them. After it had melted in, my lips felt moisturized and soft. After a couple of hours, my lips felt like there's a film of drying butter left on my lips just like their Bedtime Balm. The lasting power for the Lip Butter is a couple of hours before the need for reapplying.

The Peppermint Vanilla Latte Lip Butter smelled more of sweet vanilla than peppermint. There was no tingly feeling when applied. I love vanilla too so the scent is all right by me. I was looking forward to this scent since I am a big fan of peppermint but was quite disappointed that the lip butter didn't have any minty tingle at all. It really is just vanilla.

The Dark Chocolate Mint really smelled like dark chocolate with just a little tiny hint of mint. It actually made me crave for chocolate mints! There was also no tingle of mint when applied. Since both lip butters didn't have any strong scent nor mintyness, I concluded that the mint factor is very minimal in these lip products.

The Pinkiecharm Lip Butter has a washed-out red tint to the balm and leaves a very subtle hint of pink on my lips when applied. I really like the very sheer and almost clear pink tint because it made my lips looked healthy and pinkish. It has a sweet and sour mixed berry scent which I didn't really like at first but the scent gradually grew on me.

Here's what the Lip Butter's swatch looks like:
 The Peppermint Vanilla Latte and the Dark Chocolate Mint Lip Butter had the same swatch as the left one and the right one is the Pinkiecharm Lip Butter swatch.

My verdict: I find that The Body Bakery's Lip Butter is less moisturizing if compared to My Lip Stuff and Crazy Rumor's lip balms. Even though it has it's moisturizing moments, my lips tend to get dry when the Lip Butter had fully disappeared. I found a trick to keep my lips stay soft and supple after applying the lip butter by wiping the balm off before it gets the chance to dry on my lips. It worked very well and my lips stayed moisturized. Would I repurchase these again? Maybe after all of my lip balm stash hidden in my drawer had finished, just for the fun scents and the lovely sheer pink tint.

Where to get these Lip Butter? You can buy them online at The Body Bakery's website. The Pinkiecharm is under the Lip Frosting section.

p/s.: The only downside of it all is that even though the products from The Body Bakery is great especially the conditioner, their customer service is not very friendly and replied my one single inquiry very curtly. What a bummer.

The Body Bakery Bedtime Balm Review

Wearing lip balms before bedtime is a routine for most women all over the world. A good overnight lip balm will help keep lips soft and supple. Since The Body Bakery has a line of bedtime balms, I decide to add them to my balm collection and check them out during my last online shopping spree.

The Body Bakery's line of bedtime is claimed to be the first and only intensive nighttime lip balm that soothes our senses as well as our lips. The directions to use their bedtime balm is to apply the bedtime balm on lips and dab a small amount under the nose. The Bedtime Balm contains hydrating mango butter that heals lips as we sleep and the calming aromatherapy scents helps us relax and unwind.

There are five scents to choose from which are:
Buttermilk Dreamzzz: Warm Milk with a pat of melted Butter
Chamomile Comforterzzz: Soothing Lemon-Herb blend
Honey Kisseszzz: Rich, Golden Honey syrup
Lavender Lullabyzzz: Calming Lavender sprigs
Vanilla Pillowzzz: Smooth Vanilla and light Marshmallow

I chose to try the Vanilla Pillowzzz and the Honey Kisseszzz.

The Bedtime Balms comes in sliding tin weighing .25 oz. The tins are surprisingly small when compared to a standard tube of balm but holds a whopping .10 oz more balm.
Comparison of the bedtime balms' size and a standard tube of balm.

The label for the balms are very cute to me with the company's logo printed at the top, the lettering of Bedtime Balm in the middle and the scent choice underneath it. There's also a picture of stars and clouds/milky way. The colour of each balms are chose accordingly to their scents: yellowish orange for Honey Kisseszzz and creamish white for Vanilla Pillowzzz. The label at the back of the tin consists of the list of ingredients and directions on how to use the balm.
The matching coloured front label for each tins.
The back label holds ingredients list and directions to use the product.

The ingredients listed for the bedtime balm is: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcia (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Beeswax, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Flavour Oil, Saccharin.

As I said earlier, the Bedtime Balms comes in sliding tins weighing .25 oz each. To open the tin, you would have to slide the cover with a little pressure added upwards using your thumb.
Sliding the tin open.

Freshly opened tin of Bedtime Balm ready to be used.

At a glance, both the Bedtime Balms has the same whitish and matte look to it.
Opened balms and yet to be broken into.

To use the balm, you would have to dip your finger into the tin. Some may find using fingers is a little bit unhygienic so a lip brush would help. As for me, I just use a cotton swab. At first it was quite hard to get a decent film of balm out because the surface hasn't been broken into yet but after it had adjusted to my finger's temperature, it was easy to swipe the balm out and apply them to my lips.
Swiping the balm out with my finger.

The Honey Kisseszzz balm really smelled strongly like honey. It smelled quite overpowering and strong to me. This is the first honey scented product I've tried an I wasn't so sure about whether honey was supposed to smell like this or not.  At first, I really disliked the smell of it but later on it grew on me. So now I can use the balm without flinching at the scent as I apply the balm over my lips before bedtime.

The Vanilla Pilowzzz balm smelled like sweet vanilla. Since I love vanilla scented products, this is a hit with me. The scent is not as overpowering as the Honey Kisseszzz though. I found that this scent has a more soothing smell for a good night sleep but it all goes down to each person's preferences.

The texture of the balm is soft and a little bit like butter. The balm glides very smoothly over my lips but felt a little bit buttery. At first application, felt moisturized and soft. It goes on clear with a very subtle shine and is tasteless. Putting on too much would make your lips looked pasty and white (which I did when I wanted to have a deep moisturizing lip treatment before bedtime). The lasting power of the balm is quite long and lasted overnight. I woke up and delightfully found my lips very soft and supple. Very good for an overnight balm.

When used as a day balm, I applied only a thin film of balm over my lips. It took some time to melt into my lips and after a couple of hours I felt there's a thin film of drying butter left on my lips after eating something buttery. The only difference I felt is that the lasting power is not as great as when comparing to wearing it as a night balm before bedtime.  Maybe it's because I put a very thick layer for night treatment. After a couple of hours, I can feel that my lips had some dryness to them plus the drying butter feeling. The balm lasted a couple of hours during daytime before the need to reapply

Here's how the lip balm looked like on my fingers:

This is how the balm looked like when applied on my hands:
Very subtle shine.

My verdict: I really liked the balm when used as a nighttime treatment and the moisturizing effect it gave me the next morning when I woke up. I also love the fact that the scent did help me slip into slumber land a little bit faster with their soothing scent (or is it because I was sleepy?). I didn't really like the drying butter feeling the balm left on my lips though. I am actually on the fence whether to repurchase this balm again or not. I might repurchase the Vanilla Pillowzzz or maybe try the Lavender Lullabyzzz or Buttermilk Dreamzzz and just use them as night balms.

You can check out other Bedtime Balms scents at The Body Bakery's website.

The Body Bakery Cupcake Conditioner Review

During my last online shopping spree, I bought myself a couple of The Body Bakery products including their shampoo and hair conditioner. I actually had to battle with myself whilst choosing a scent for the conditioner because I really love mints and had already chosen the Body & Hair Icing in Peppermint Vanilla Latte scent but I was torn in wanting to try the Sparkling Fruit Punch scent due to a raving review I read somewhere (I don't remember where but I found it whilst reading reviews for other products). In the end, curiosity got the better of me and I chose to get the Sparkling Fruit Punch Cupcake Conditioner to pair with my Peppermint Vanilla Latte shampoo.

My pair of Body & Hair Icing and Cupcake Conditioner.

From the website, the cupcake conditioner is said to be made from luxurious botanical extracts combined with softening oils to create a superior conditioner for all hair types. Their deep-conditioning formula promises to hydrate and softens while leaving hair with an incredible shine. Oh, and it also doubles as a skin-softening shaving cream.

The Sparkling Fruit Punch Cupcake Conditioner.

The Cupcake Conditioner comes in a 12 fl. oz. clear plastic tub with a  pump on a white lid. The label holds the common trademark of The Body Bakery's product labels with the cute coloured lettering and the logo at the top. The scent is also printed on a separate sticker label and pasted on the right side of the front label. The back of the label holds information about the product, usage directions and list of ingredients.

Sparkling Fruit Punch!
 Product info and list of ingredients.

Directions to use: For daily use, massage into hair and rinse within 3-5 minutes. Once a week, use as a hair mask by applying conditioner to damp hair and leave for 15-20 minutes.

The ingredients listed for the cupcake conditioner is: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Glycerin, PVP, Hydrolyzed Protein, Stearalkonium Chloride, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle Root) Extract, Amica Cordifolia (Arnica) Extract, Betula Alba L. (Birch Sap) Extract, Cinchona Succirubra (Chinchona) Extract, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance.

The lid of the cupcake conditioner is quite interesting to me because there are three ways offered to get the conditioning paste out of the tub. The pump is relatively quite big and is placed in the middle of the white lid. From a bird's eye view, it kind of looked like a duck. 

The neck of the pump can be opened when twisted counter-clockwise revealing a small opening.

The whole lid also can be opened by twisting it counter-clockwise. I really liked the fact that the big lid can be opened because it could be a hassle to get the remaining of the conditioner out through the pump when it nears finishing. Very clever and convenient.
Convenient way to scrape out the remaining gunk.

I had a tough time raising the pump from it's locked position even though I had twisted the pump head counter-clockwise hundreds of time. I even tried to hold the middle neck and twist the small separator on top of the middle neck. After struggling for some time and feeling frustrated, I resorted to sought the help of my husband. We succeeded unlocking the pump by holding the small separator (I suspected it is the locking device of the pump) with a pair of pliers and gave the separator a huge twist and voila! The pump raised ceremoniously up! Actually, all the aggravation of unlocking the pump head was for naught because I end up opening the whole lid off every time I use the conditioner because I find it to be more practical and convenient. I didn't want to get some of the conditioner stuck inside the pump's suction straw.
The pump head finally unlocked.

The description for the Sparkling Fruit Punch scent is: A fizzing blend of strawberry, apple, peach and lemon, but to my nose it smelled like yummy orange vanilla cake. I really didn't regret choosing this scent because it smells really yummy and sweet. I guess the fusion of all those yummy fruits' scent together produced this sweet and fruity smell that I just can't get out of my head.

The Cupcake Conditioner's is white in colour and has a nice subtle shine to it. The texture is soft and thick almost like a creamy body lotion. 
Looks like body lotion doesn't it?

Spreading the conditioner over my hair is quite easy. It sank into my tresses as if my hair had soaked up all the moisturizing conditioner. When I first used the conditioner after shampooing, I felt that my hair wasn't really moisturized and I was so disappointed because I really liked the scent. The second time I used it, my hair turned out really soft and manageable. Surprise! Surprise! It was easy to comb through my hair without any knots and tangles. I guess the dryness from the first time use is due to transition from using my old shampoo and conditioner to The Body Bakery's shampoo and conditioner. The sweet fruity scent lingered for a very long time leaving my hair smelling nice and sweet for two days! 

I didn't use the Cupcake Conditioner as a shaving cream though. I was too happy with the conditioner making my hair soft and smelling so sweet!

My verdict: Now it's official! I am deeply in love with The Body Bakery's Cupcake Conditioner! I really love the sweet fruity scent it left on my hair and the scent satisfyingly lasts for a long time. My whole bathroom smelled like yummy and sweet orange vanilla cake every time I used it! The conditioner also deeply moisturized my hair saving it from dryness and brittleness until it is time to shampoo and condition again.  The only downside is that the price is really steep and the product runs out fast (with my usage anyway). If only they'd lessen the price or increase the quantity of the tub, I would be the happiest person on the planet. Would I repurchase? Definitely yes! I am eyeing to try the Peppermint Vanilla Latte Cupcake Conditioner next!

The Body Bakery's website:
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