Monday, May 11, 2015

May | The Test Box

After years of putting my hair through extreme amounts of dying and heat styling (I would change my hair colour every month) I began to realise as healthy and as long as my hair was if I did not look after it I wouldn't have it to abuse much longer.  I have now started paying allot more attention to what products I use on my hair and how I style it and I have to say it has never looked healthier. The Test box allows me to try out some really good high quality products with out breaking bank (if you don't know what it is you can read about it here) The May test box is all about pluming up the hair as well as a little body care thrown in in the form of a soy candle which I was some what excited to get after hearing it would be in the box, check it out below.

Soy Body Candle | Light it, Blow it out, Pour it on!

The soy candle is made up from a blend of soy wax and Shea and cocoa butter oils. Light the candle when you get into the bath or shower and you will have just the right amount of liquid oil to use as an intensive moisturizer.  It is especially good to use on the bust area, to keep the sensitive area well moisturized and firm. Soy has a firming effect as well as an anti ageing effect on the skin. The melting point of the candle is just a few degrees above body temperature, so you can immediately pour the melted liquid onto your skin for a warm soothing skin treatment. The fantastic quality of these candles is that they are totally seasonable, the oils and the butter added to the soy will change to assist the body during the hot and the cold seasons.  A 110g candle retails for R100 (you can purchase it here

After my shower there was only a small amount of wax that melted and I first thought that it wouldn't be enough but it was more than sufficient for my boobs and stomach which leads me to believe you could get quite allot of uses out of the candle. It hardens quite quick once you blow out the flame so you need to work fast with it. I will admit I was a little hesitant to just pour it all over my boobs so I started with the back of my hair first. The soy melts to just above body temperature and is quite soothing to pour over and massage in leaving your boobs feeling very well moisturised. It is very easy to massage into the skin and soaks in really quickly leaving it soft to the touch with a very pleasant soothing scent. I thought it would be allot more oily but luckily it isn't, the only down fall I have though is the shape of the jar it comes in. It isn't very easy to pour and I find you mess allot down the side of the jar. Other than that I look forward to using it allot more during winter.

Kevin Murphy | Pluming Wash and Rinse

Both the wash and rinse is a thickening shampoo and conditioner, the wash is infused with ginger root and nettle extracts that helps strengthen, nourish and thicken the hair follicles. It helps nourish and revitalise the scalp, stimulating the blood circulation in the scalp accelerating hair growth all while exfoliating and leaving the hair with added softness and shine. The wash is Sulphate and Paraben free and helps to reduce DHT. The rinse is a thickening conditioner infused with Hemsleya root rich in oleanolic acid which nourishes and restores hair leaving it thicker and stronger. It helps prevent hair loss, thickens, hydrates and protects hair from damage.  Both the wash and rinse retails for R410,00 for a 250ml

Ill admit that I have only recently been introduced to the Kevin Murphy range and I can really agree with their claims. My hair felt lighter and cleaner and had a really healthy shine to it. I can't vouch much for it making it thicker and stronger because you only get about two washes out of the little travel sized bottle. They each have their own unique colours and scents depending on your hair concerns but I do like that the shampoo and conditioner bottles are different tones or shades (if you have ever washed your hair in the shower and had soap everywhere you will understand why this is a plus)

The total value of the March box - Kevin Murphy Plumping wash 40ml - R100, Kevin Murphy Plumping rinse 40ml - R100, Testbox soy body candle (mini edition) - R40, Delivery charge R60 which is a total of R300. While you will only be paying R160,00 that is a total saving of R140,00. You can purchase your May test box here.


  1. I've been seeing these all over from people who received it in the Test Box and overall sounds like these are great!


  2. Great, I love it! Enjoy the weekend honey!

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