Packing to spend 2 weeks away from home is a nightmare. Living out of suitcase means one has to maximise luggage space, so as to make enough room for everything you might need for the time away.
Toiletries is one of those essentials that most hotels never get right, which makes packing your own vital and can be tricky. Economies of scale dictate one should always purchase the largest bottle or jar of your favorite product, but when you have to travel, you need the smallest.
I was so thankful I picked up EVO’s Hair and Skincare kit at the Adelaide Beauty Conference 2012, as it is complete for all our washing needs for the two weeks. It didn’t hurt that I have been wanting to trial their products, so they got thrown into the suitcase.
This little kit contains:
- Ritual Salvation Care Shampoo
- Ritual Salvation Care Conditioner
- Mane Prescription Protein Treatment
- Soap Dodger Body Wash
- Self Indulgence Body Crème
The Ritual Salvation Care Shampoo and Ritual Salvation Care Conditioner are for colour-treated, weak, brittle hair. The shampoo helps strengthen hair and prevent colour fading, while the conditioner also adds moisture and enhances shine.
The shampoo is a pale yellow golden syrup that runs easily into the palm for application. It doesn’t lather with mad foam, but certainly enough to make it easy to work into hair. The conditioner is really thick, to the point I had trouble squeezing the product out of its bottle. Think thick yoghurt consistency.
The Mane Prescription Protein Treatment is a protein reconstructor to repair and strengthen hair to encourage its health and shine. I found I didn’t need it much after using the Ritual Salvation Care Conditioner.
I liked the Soap Dodger Body Wash: the scent is pleasant, fresh and gender neutral. There’s nothing worse for the SO and I than a body wash that smells distinctly feminine, and lingers. It’s weird for the SO to come out of a shower smelling… like a girl. The Soap Dodger Body Wash is suitable for all skin types.
The Self Indulgence Body Crème is confusing. In the EVO product booklet, it called this body crème “a non-drying shower gel”, but its ‘how to use’ instructions and benefits sections indicate this should be a moisturiser. While it hydrated the normal areas of my skin, it was not sufficient for my trickier areas, such as elbows and hands.
Disclaimer: I was provided this product for consideration at the Adelaide Beauty Conference 2012.