Product Review: The Clump Crusher by CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara

As part of the Elle Canada Beauty Box I was provided with a variety of products to slather, sample, and size up.  The second item I tested was the Clump Crusher by CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara which retails for about $7.00. Oct 2013 019

So to start I’d like to clarify two things, 1. I LOVE Mascara (and know some mascara is made of very unhealthy chemicals/bat guano but still love it) and 2. As previously mentioned in my last review, have very thin hair – including eye lashes – so voluminous products are key for me.

The Clump Crusher by CoverGirl LashBlast Mascara claims to provide 200% more volume and length, with zero clumps. It includes a fiber-stretch formula for buildable volume and length and it comes with a brush that has precision bristle spacing in order to reduce clumps.

My Experience

I gave the mascara a try and as you can see from the image below, you can certainly tell which eye had the mascara on (the eye on the left side). This picture was taken after three coats on the bottom side of the top lashes of my right eye (image left). There were definitely no clumps (also visible from the image) and obvious length to my lashes when compared to the eye on the right. For length and clump free, the product was right on!Oct 2013 021

However, as someone with thin lashes, I didn’t find the mascara to be particularly voluminous (widening/thickening) which as I mentioned earlier is important to me and what I look for when trying a new product – that and ensuring that when I get a sweat on it doesn’t sting my eyes (it didn’t).


So, while I have continued to use this sample, when it runs out I likely wont buy this product for myself. However, I would highly suggest it for someone who already has gorgeous thick lashes and is maybe looking for something clumpless to add a dark tint to what genetics blessed them with.

Product Review: Vidal Sassoon Restoring Repair Shampoo and Conditioner

As part of the Elle Canada Beauty Box I was provided with a variety of products to slather, sample, and size up.  The first of these products which I have eagerly tested was the Vidal Sassoon Restoring Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.


As a fitness professional and physical education teacher much of the time my fine and colour treated hair is up in a pony or teased into a voluminous bun. As a result, I was intrigued to lather up with this product and see how it would repair my often harsh and damaging daily routine.

The product is said to “restore hair’s smoothness” and strengthen “against further damage that leads to breakage and split ends.” While using the shampoo I was genuinely surprised at the thickness of the lather, and after rinsing it out, my often tangled and dry feeling hair was already feeling smooth and stronger as if I had already conditioned it.

The Restoring Repair Conditioner also worked really well leaving my hair feeling very smooth. I often use a significant amount of conditioner on my shoulder length hair, but found my typical amount was way to much with this product. In order to give it a true test, I also used it without my typical leave in conditioner and Moroccan Oil which I also use daily to smooth out my breakage. I found that once styled many of my typical breakage fly aways were smoothed out and my hair was very easy to comb through instantly. The product claims to make hair “stronger” while I’m not sure if it has done that, it certainly left my hair easy to style and very smooth.

If you are hard on your hair, I highly suggested to check out the Vidal Sassoon Repair Series. They also have a finishing spray which I’m going to keep my eyes out for on my next visit to Shoppers.

Do you have a hair product you love? Share it in the comments below!