Review: Giovanni Blackberry & Coconut Milk Shampoo, Conditioner, BodyWash, Lotion


I finally got my hands on* the latest products from Giovanni cosmetics newest line:

2chic Blackberry & Coconut Milk 
http://www.giovannicosmetics.com/products/2chicrepair.asp?prodtype=2CHIC4&cat=2CHIC4&subcat=2CHIC4


Each product was intensely moisturizing, rich with concentrated ingredients, giving maximum results.
-vegetarian
-cruelty free
-lauryl & laureth sulfate free
-dye free
-paraben free
-PEG free
-rich in antioxidants Omega 3 & 6

Ultra-Replenishing Body Lotion & Body Wash are not only extremely moisturizing, but a little goes a very long way. My skin felt moisturized for over 12 hours and the BONUS- the scent never faded.
The body wash is sudsy as opposed to foamy which is common in natural body washes. 

Ultra Repair Shampoo & Conditioner are perfect for dry, kinky, curly hair. Like all Giovanni conditioners, having a good slip, your hair will easily de-tangle and receive lots of moisture. Perfect for quenching those thirsty curls. For those sensitive to glycerin, it is the third ingredient in the conditioner. I am sensitive to it was well yet my hair was not affected by its presence. For the protein sensitive, as I am, Brazilian Cocoa Keratin Extract is tenth on the list for both products, yet being so low on the list and smaller amount than a protein treatment, did not affect my results or leave my hair feeling straw-like.

The SCENT (flirty, sweet, intoxicating) of all the products remains consistent when combined together. Alone, the body lotion smells slightly different at first but blends with the body wash.

All the products smell like sweet ripened berries blended with coconut milk, vanilla, almonds, and the warmth of the sun.


I am still impressed and have no buyer's remorse. It's exactly what Ive been looking for for some time and more importantly, it's natural and healthy for us and the earth.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. 

What was your experience? Any tips? Please, Comment below. 




*all products purchased with my own money



Blackberry & Pineapple Twist


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup pineapple, frozen
1 cup blackberries
opt 1 banana, frozen
opt agave to taste
 
Directions:
Blend pineapple ( if using banana add at this time) then set aside. Blend blackberries with agave and pour half the mixture into cup or serving dish. Pour pineapple mixture into cup. Finally add the remaining blackberry mixture and Enjoy!
 


Mexican Chocolate Smoothie (Warming Smoothie)

 
It's never to cold for a smoothie especially one that is guaranteed to warm you up.
 
Ingredients:
2-3 Tbsp cocoa
1/4-/1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 bananas, frozen
1/2-1 tsp cinnamon
sprinkle of nutmeg
splash of vanilla
1 TBSP chia seeds
opt 1 TBSP coconut oil
opt dates or agave to taste
water or nondairy milk as desired

 
Directions:
Blend until smoothie and desired consistency, adding water/nondairy milk as necessary. ENJOY!

Cocoa and Winter Fruit Smoothie (Pomegranate, Cranberry, & Currants)

 
Ingredients:
1 cup cranberries
1/2 cup pitted dates (to taste)
water as needed
 
2 Tbsp cocoa
2 dates (to taste)
1 frozen banana
1/2 pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup currants soaked
3/4 cup water as needed
 
Garnish
chia seeds, pomegranate, currants
 
 
Directions:
1. Blend cranberries, dates, and water and pour into cup/bowl
 
2. Blend remaining ingredients except garnish until smooth and pour into the cup on top of the cranberry mixture. Garnish and ENJOY!
 
 

 (blend cranberries an dates separately)

Spiced Carrot Smoothie/ Warming smoothie,

 
  Our bodies will definitely need warming foods this week during the Artic blast. My warming smoothies are not soups but fruit/vegetable blended smoothies that add spice to warm you up. Try my warming, naturally sweet carrot to warm you from your head to your toes. The high fiber foods slow the absorption of it's natural sugars as does the spice cinnamon making this recipe diabetic friendly as well naturally delicious.

Ingredients:
2 long carrots broken in pieces
2 frozen bananas
1/4 in ginger
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
sprinkle of cardamom and nutmeg
opt 1 Tbsp chia seeds
opt splash of vanilla
1 cup water/as needed
 
Directions:
Blend until all ingredients are smooth or till desired consistency and ENJOY!


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