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Oil Can Do More Than Condition Your Hair: Garnier OLIA Hair Colour

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

OLIA by Garnier

Every four to five weeks, I peer into the mirror and sigh. Grey hairs. And I’m not talking one or two but an explosion of grey waving at me in a heinous fashion. Sigh.

I’m 42 (and ¾) and I’ve been colouring my hair for almost (cough) 30 years. Wow. At the beginning, it was to drive my mother crazy: pink, white, black…but now it’s to cover up the grey and brighten my dull locks too.

Any woman who professionally colours her hair in a salon knows that it is very expensive. Last time I went, it cost $200! But what is a gal to do? She has to cough up the cash to look purdy.

While watching TV, a commercial for a new at-home hair colour came on—it was sexy and who calls a commercial for at-home hair colour sexy? The product was OLIA by Garnier, and costs less than $15. It piqued my interest. And then coincidently, I was contacted by Garnier to try it out. How could I say no?

OLIA is the first ammonia-free permanent at-home hair colour powered by oil. Enriched with four flower oils, the formula penetrates the hair fiber while maintaining its natural levels of lipids and amino acids. The result? Brilliant, dimensional colour and softer, shinier hair.

The first thing I noticed when applying this product was the scent. Instead of the usual ammonia stink, I was inhaling an appealing fruity and floral fragrance with notes that include lime, pear, jasmine and amber. Fancy, right?

Next, I enjoyed holding the tear-drop shaped bottle. It was comfortable and the slim nozzle was great for easy application and controlling exactly where I wanted the product to go. And the formula was thick and creamy—so no fear of it dripping all over me, or my bathroom. Nice.

After a comfortable 30 minutes (no burning scalp with this product), I washed the product off to reveal rich colour, and softer, smoother hair—and no grey! It was almost like I had been wearing a conditioning mask.

I’m now a sassy redhead and loving my hair. I will definitely be using OLIA again.

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Check out my before and after photos and let me know what you think of the colour I went with and how my hair looks.

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Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Garnier via Glam Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Garnier.

Review: The Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Ruler Challenge

Monday, October 1st, 2012

The Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Ruler Challenge


By Lesley Ellen Mirza

I’ve definitely never thought of myself as a vain individual; my skin care and beauty routine are pretty low-maintenance. But, as the years go on (I’m now 41), the appearance of my skin is beginning to bother me. It’s not that I want to look like I’m 20 forever, but I guess I am just not ready to accept all the lines and wrinkles that have started to decorate my face.

When Garnier approached me to take part in the 14-day Ultra-Lift Wrinkle Ruler Challenge, using their Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift products (Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Day Cream with SPF 15, Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Night Cream and Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Eye Cream) – and potentially lose up to one grade of wrinkles after two weeks – I jumped at the chance! Who wouldn’t want to turn back the hands of time, right? (more…)

Glowing Skin in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Monday, September 20th, 2010


    Women in their 20s have dramatically different skin than women in their 40s. Needs and issues vary by generation, which is why it is so important to have a skincare routine that promotes the healthiest results.


      Garnier’s Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller Tester Program: Our Readers’ Results

      Thursday, August 26th, 2010

      garnier-anti-dark-eye-rollerRecently, we reached out to our amazing Lipstick Powder N Paint readers, asking if any of them had dark under eye circles and were looking for a product that will help them defeat them. Many came forward and out of those gals we asked 50 to test drive Garnier’s Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller and provide honest and unbiased feedback.

      Garnier’s Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Dark-Circle Eye Roller instantly reduces the look of dark circles and brightens the eyes.

      Did our testers love this product? Well, you’ll just have to read on to find out.


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