Tried & True: Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray

I have been using the Tresemme 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray for several years now.  The moment I discovered it, I was in love.  It smells good, it’s inexpensive, and it’s easy to find.  I do have one quibble and that’s the “24 Hour Body” labeling.  I would not consider this to be either a supreme volumizing product, nor would I expect its effects to last all day.  That being said, the title “Finishing Spray” is perfection.  The product is a dream when used for that specific purpose.  If you need long-term hold or if you want a serious root boost, this is not the one for you.  But if you are looking for a spray that lightly sets your style with flexible hold and doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve got a shit-ton of product in your hair (even with reapplication), then she’s a real winner (I’ve named her Tanya).  I’ve recommended this hair spray to numerous people and I’ve gotten mixed feedback, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the people who were at all displeased were really looking for a spray with significantly more holding power.

You do want to be careful when using a larger amount of this spray as you don’t want to spray it too close to your head or you’ll end up with a bit of a helmet (though that’s really true with any hair spray product).  But the reason I mention it is that if that should happen, I’ve found it’s typically easy to brush out and doesn’t leave too much residue behind, but be particularly careful when using this with any kind of updo as obviously those are not so easy to brush out.  It’s hair spray 101, people – as with any other variety, make sure you spray this from at least 8-10 inches away from your head.  And to follow up on that thought, I wouldn’t actually recommend this for use with any formal updos as it just doesn’t have the staying power you’ll need for one of those.

(Side note: contrary to how I feel about the word “makeup,” I have no definitive stance on “hair spray” vs. “hairspray” – I’ve been known to use both and will most likely continue to use both, though I will try to maintain continuity within any given post.)


Tried & True: Rimmel Just Let It Go… Gentle Eye Make Up Remover


I try to be loyal with beauty products, I really do.  But it’s a fine line between my penchant for loyalty and my curiosity about new products.  Anything that I label “Tried & True” will be considered a go-to item in any given category.  It may even be an all-time favorite, which happens to be the case with this particular product – Rimmel’s Just Let It Go… Gentle Eye Make Up Remover (it used to simply be called “Gentle Eye Make Up Remover,” but I guess they felt it needed a more punchy name – I do not agree).  It will take a lot for me to try another makeup remover.  I’m not saying it will never happen, just that I will need a very specific reason for venturing outside my box on this one.

Side note: I am going to do my best to always use the true name of a product, regardless of how I feel about the spelling of certain words.  In this case, when referencing the actual name, I am calling it “Make Up Remover,” but for my own purposes, this is “makeup remover.”  Makeup. Is. Not. Two. Words. (not in Beeks’ world anyway)

I have used this product faithfully for years.  As someone with a sensitive eye area, any product I use for makeup removal must indeed be gentle.  Rimmel doesn’t disappoint.  I don’t wear contacts (hell, I don’t even wear my glasses 99% of the time), but I would imagine that this would be suitable for any contact lens wearers out there.  It’s oil-free, which is a must for me – I have combination skin, oily in the T-zone, and aside from occasional night treatments or very rare bouts of extreme dryness, I do my best to avoid adding oil to my face.  Plus, I just personally cannot stand the feel of an oil-based remover, all slick and icky.  Another important aspect of this product is that it does a really good job of removing waterproof liners and mascaras, which are great when you need them, but usually a pain to get off of your face.  It’s reasonably priced (usually around $6 or so), has nice packaging (never had a spill when traveling), and the bottle lasts a long time (I use it in the morning for touch-ups/refining and at night for full removal).