Splurge or Save Review: Ouidad Advanced Climate Control hair products & Shiseido

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Welcome back to Glitz & Glitter! If you are just now stumbling across my blog, hi there and thanks for checking out my blog! This Monday’s review is over the Ouidad Advanced Climate Control hair products line and Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Cream (face). Let’s get on to the reviews!


I have naturally curly red hair that is super thick and rather frizzy in humidity, which has made finding a good shampoo and conditioner a hard task. I have used an array of different products that claimed to tame the wild beast that is my hair, but they never really worked. I made a trip to Ulta last week and they had a special bargain box where you could pick three trial sized items for an insanely low price. I couldn’t pass it up, so I picked the Ouidad pack, the Shiseido facial sun lotion, and a makeup bag. I was kind of skeptical about the hair products because of my past experiences with curl and frizz taming products, but I figured why not and gave it a shot!

I made the 10mL packs of shampoo and conditioner last for 2.5 days, which is pretty good for me. I wanted to use it for at least 2 days to see how well it would work for me instead of judging it after one day. I still have a bit of the detangling heat spray and the hair gel and I am going to use those until I run out. On the first day that I used all of the products, I noticed a difference while it was drying. The frizziness was knocked down and my curls seemed to be bouncier than usual! I was so shocked and I was pretty sure that once my hair was totally dry, the frizz would return and my hair would be like it always is, but it didn’t! Since I started using the Ouidad Advanced Climate Control hair products on Friday, my hair has been great! I’m so sad to be returning to my regular shampoo and conditioner, but at least I still have some of the hair gel and spray left!

All of the products range from $22-$60 at Ulta, so it is a lot more than what I usually pay for hair products. I don’t think I will buy these products unless I have extra spending money because let’s face it, I am a drugstore hair product shopper and these products are kind of pricey (but worth it!). So if you have curly hair that is frizzy and you have extra cash to spend, check out Ouidad!

Next is the Shiseido facial sun lotion! I used this over July 4th while I was out and about all day because it was sunny, hot, and the perfect time to test out the product!


This sunscreen is 50 SPF, water resistant (80 minutes), and broad spectrum protection. The sunscreen felt kind of heavy on my skin until it absorbed in and it has an almost powdery feel to it. I wore it all day (I forgot to reapply it) and it worked really well! I have really fair skin and get sunburned easily, so this product was great! It smells good and I’m really happy with it!

The full size product (3.3 oz) retails for $40 at Ulta, so again, a pricey product. Is it worth the money? I’m not sure. I personally wouldn’t pay that much for a sunscreen when I could buy one for a lot cheaper and that works well and provides great sun protection. I do have a lot more product left and I am going to make it last for as long as I possibly can!

I don’t hate either of these products, far from it! I love them and I think they both did exactly what they said they do, but they are both a bit out of my price range, so both are a save, not splurge.

I should have some products coming in this week, so a brand new review will be out next Monday!

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2 thoughts on “Splurge or Save Review: Ouidad Advanced Climate Control hair products & Shiseido

  1. Really helpful reviews! Particularly the sun cream. I’m so focused on protecting my skin (especially face) from the sun these days!!!! The 50 spf and the fact that it worked is really appealing!!!


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