Start a New Self-Care Routine with Garnier – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/16

| October 15, 2015 | 102 Comments

My eldest daughter has just started high school and is getting use to all of the new changes she has to her routine: New school, new classes, and new friends. Being a teenager, she has started looking into changing her personal care regime in the mornings, much to the joy of the other members of our household. We were asked to review some great products from Garnier to see if they would help to start her day off right and to help her become more time sensitive, too.




We received the following products to review:

• Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Dry Shampoo
• Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray
• Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream + Blur Miracle Skin Perfector
• Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Make-Up Removing Cloths
• Garnier Ombrelle SPF 30 Ultra-Fluid Lotion for Face

My daughter takes FOREVER brushing and styling her hair in the morning. She is always battling with the brambles that appear after a good night’s sleep and she wants her hair to look just right. This was the perfect task for the Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray to take on! This finishing spray that adds volume and texture to hair without having to battle your hair to make it look fuller. She sprayed it in, went through it with her brush, and quickly saw her hair become thicker. Her hair also did not feel heavy with product, and her hair was easier to brush through.




Whether my daughter is outdoors during her gym classes, or decides to take long way home, she is beginning to care about the largest area of her body that is not protected from the sun: Her face. That is why she was happy to try Garnier Ombrelle SPF 30 Ultra-Fluid Lotion for Face. It is a light-weight lotion that will not clog her pores and goes on sheer, so it does not feel as though she is wearing any sun screen. It is also a great product to use under makeup, so you can look your best while protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. She really liked using this product because she found that, once applied to her face, she did not feel it at all, and it did not have the scent of a sun screen, so she could reapply it without worrying about smelling like sun screen at school.




Though my daughter is not into wearing makeup just yet, she is curious as to what it can do for her looks. She has a few blemishes on her face and was wondering what Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream + Blur Miracle Skin Perfector could do to help diminish some of them. This cream is an emulsion that is light-weight, hydrates, evens skin tone and smooths lines in just one step to leave a matte, smooth finish that lasts throughout the day. It was really easy to apply. All she had to do was open the bottle, squeeze it on to her finger, and apply it to the area she wanted some extra coverage. It was a bit lighter than her skin tone, but it still helped to hide her blemish. She liked it, and will use it on days that she wants to wear a bit of makeup!




For those days that my sporty teen has a game, she likes to just slick her hair back while flying out the door. For days like these, she was happy to try Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Dry Shampoo. It is an invisible dry shampoo that helps to quickly revive and refresh hair. It also adds texture and creates volume for your hair so you can have thicker hair in a flash. My daughter’s hair is curly, so it has a bit of texture. Her hair is also thin, so we were interested in what this dry shampoo would do to her hair. We applied it, and her hair became very voluminous. There was no residue after using this product, and she was able to put it back into a ponytail so she could go about her day easily. She likes having this product for after her gym classes and practices.


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Another product my daughter was excited about trying was Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Make-Up Removing Cloths. She wants to start taking care of her face, and we thought that this product would help her to do this. These cleansing cloths are formulated for people with normal to dry skin. They have dimples along their surface to help remove dirt, impurities and makeup from face and eyes. She used it to remove the skin perfector she previously applied to her face. She liked how easy it was to remove makeup. She then used another one to clean the rest of her face.  She now carries them with her to use after a long day of school, a hard practice or a good game of basketball.




My daughter is happy with all of the products we received from Garnier. They are helping to make her life easier so she can get up and go in less time, leaving our bathroom freer for the rest of us to use. She can also use some of these products to clean up faster and feel better after a practice or a game. If you have a teen and they are looking for new products to add to their self-care routine, consider having them try one or all of these fabulous ones from Garnier!

For more details about Garnier you can visit them on their website, or you can connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages!


Disclaimer: I received products from Garnier in order to conduct this review. The views expressed are my own.


Giveaway Time!




Garnier would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader to add some great products to their self-care routine by giving away all of the items I received for my routine! The winner will receive the following:

• Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Dry Shampoo
• Garnier Fructis De-Constructed Texture Tease Dry Touch Finishing Spray
• Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream + Blur Miracle Skin Perfector
• Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Make-Up Removing Cloths
• Garnier Ombrelle SPF 30 Ultra-Fluid Lotion for Face

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 16th, 2015.

Good Luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


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My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Comments (102)

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  1. kathy downey says:

    No,I do not enjoy reading Star Wars books or watching the movies,but my son is a huge fan.

  2. charityk says:

    i have to watch star wars because i have kids and hubby who like it lol. my fav character is imperial gaurd

  3. Sara Rai says:

    Love the curling gel.

  4. Erika Letson says:

    My favourite Garnier product is Olia Hair Colour! It is the best that I have tried at home, my hair never looked so shiny! The shade I use is 3.0- Darkest Brown.

  5. Tracy D says:

    I’ve been an Ombrelle user for years. I’m very fair, the only sunscreen that protects me in any circumstance.

  6. Florence C says:

    I like the fructis-damage-eraser shampoo

  7. Judy Cowan says:

    My favourite Garnier product is Moisture Rescue Dry Skin Moisturizer.

  8. tanyab79 says:

    Would have to say the Garnier Clean + Makeup Removing Cleanser.

  9. Meg says:

    I would most like to try the Garnier BB Cream with Blur- looks amazing!

  10. My favorite Garnier product is the Normal to Dry Skin BB Cream.

  11. joy says:

    Miracle sleeping cream is my fave product.

  12. KD says:

    I love their Ombrelle sunblock, but haven’t tried their weightless face lotion yet!

  13. maria says:

    I love the dry shampoo

  14. Dianne says:

    Anti-Aging BB Cream is my favourite product from Garnier.

  15. Cheryl says:

    I love the oila hair dye

  16. Elaine G says:

    I like the Fructis Damage Eraser
    Damage Eraser Conditioner

  17. Belinda says:

    I like ULTRA-LIFT
    Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream

  18. Jolie says:

    Love the BB cream, great product.

  19. andrea amy says:


  20. Elizabeth R says:

    I like the Garnier Clean + face cleanser.

  21. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I would love the try the Full and Plush products. I am starting to get tired of my flat hair.

  22. lori b says:

    the BB cream

  23. Suzi says:

    Garnier Clean+ Makeup Remover.

  24. kristen visser says:

    my favorite is the Garnier product is the Normal to Dry Skin BB Cream

  25. Karla Sceviour says:

    I love the Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser shampoo and conditioner!

  26. Jonnie says:

    I love their Full and Plush Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner

  27. Holly O'Gorman says:

    I like the Moisture Rescue Dry Skin Moisturizer.

  28. Glogirl says:

    I like the Pure Control Anti-Acne Cleansing Gel.

  29. l p says:

    not a favourite yet, but I know it will be! Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh Make-Up Removing Cloths. thanks

  30. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I like the fructis-damage-eraser shampoo

  31. Tammy Dalley says:

    Olia Hair Colour

  32. Valerie Gibson says:

    Fructis Pure Clean is my favourite product.

  33. Doris says:

    I like their Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream + Blur Miracle Skin Perfector

  34. Tina L. says:

    I like the Garnier Clean + Makeup Removing Cleanser

  35. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    I like the Garnier Clean+ Makeup Remover

  36. Christine says:

    Love the Ombrelle!

  37. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I really like the Moisture Rescue Dry Skin Moisturizer.

  38. Amy C says:

    My favourite Garnier Product is the Ombrelle Ultra Light Advanced Weightless Face Lotion SPF 60

  39. DianeG says:

    I like Olia hair colour.

  40. seham merzib says:

    the damage eraser shampoo

  41. Melinda says:

    The Garnier Fructis line of hair products are all fabulous!

  42. Silvia D says:

    I really like the Fructis line, especially the Fructis Style Pure Clean

  43. I’ve been using the damage eraser.

  44. Evelyn B says:

    My fave product is Fructis Garnier Color Shield Blonde Refresher

  45. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite is the Fructis Damage Eraser Shampoo.

  46. KellyPC says:

    I love that BB Cream, it is amazing!

  47. Doris H says:

    I love their Olia product.

  48. wobbles13 says:

    I like their facial wipes

  49. Dixie says:

    I love Garnier hair products, they smell so good!

  50. I would love the dry shampoo

  51. salexis says:

    I love the Moisture Rescue Dry Skin Moisturizer

  52. Julie R. says:

    I like Garnier Triple nutrition shampoo and conditioner!

  53. jan says:

    I am not a fan at all but the kids are

  54. Monique L.S. says:

    I like the Fresh Foaming Cleansing Gel.

  55. Darwin says:

    I like using their Garnier Triple nutrition shampoo

  56. Brenda Penton says:

    I love the Skin Renew BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

  57. Fan R says:

    I like ​Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Serum & Moisturizer.

  58. Karin Dollery says:

    I’d like to check out the Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Night Cream.

  59. Erica Seaman says:

    I love Garnier BB Cream Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector

  60. Debbie White Beattie says:

    I like the roller ball and cream in the Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Eye Cream

  61. Nicole Jubleew says:

    Fructis Clean & Fresh Fortifying Shampoo is my fave!

  62. Lucky says:

    Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Shampoo!

  63. Amber Y says:

    I like the FRUCTIS VOLUME EXTEND shampoo and conditioner.

  64. SueSueper says:

    My favourite product would be FRUCTIS STYLE CURLS – Curl Sculpting Cream Gel for my daughter.

  65. Jessica M walker says:

    Love the Skin Renew BB Cream

  66. Melissa Finn says:

    I love the Skin Renew BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

  67. Silvia D says:

    love the Marvelous Oil Deep Nourish

  68. Sunshine G says:

    Their BB cream has the nicest finish of any that I’ve used.

  69. Dana Miller says:

    I visited Garnier’s website. My fave Garnier product is Skin Renew BB Anti-Aging Miracle Skin Perfector. My skin is more even and brighter. It feels lightweight which I appreciate.

  70. melissa m says:

    i like the olia hair colour

  71. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like the Garnier Fructis Volume Extend Dry Shampoo ,my hair is really oily and this helps me to go 3 days before I need to wash it.

  72. Shari Dalton says:

    I like the Fructis Sleek & Shine Shampoo.

  73. Bethany Gallinger says:

    My favourite Garnier product is Garnier Clean & Fresh Shampoo.

  74. Angela Mitchell says:

    I love their Fructis Style DeconstructedBeach Chic Texturizing Spray.

  75. Heather Sibley says:

    I like the Fresh Foaming Cleansing Gel.

  76. Jennifer P. says:

    My favourite Garnier products are definitely the Ombrelle sunscreen products. We love the waterproof 45 for ourselves, and the kid’s one of the same type for our little ones.

  77. Wendy Jensen says:

    My favorite Garnier product is Nutrisse Cream Hair Color.

  78. Rene says:

    I want to try that BB Cream!

  79. Karine says:

    Lately I’ve been using their hair spray and really like it

  80. SweetPanda says:

    My faourite is the DAMAGE ERASER HEAL & SEAL TREATMENT and I would love to try the Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream + Blur Miracle Skin Perfector

  81. Athena says:

    Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle & Firming Night Cream

  82. cheryl hodgkins says:

    My fave is the Garnier Fructis Full & Plush Shampoo

  83. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m afraid that I’m not a big fan of Garnier so I’ll leave this for someone else who would appreciate it to win 🙂

  84. Lisa Smith says:

    I love the Skin Renew BB Cream for Normal to Dry Skin BB Cream. I use it everyday!

  85. samantha says:

    Makeup removing cleanser

  86. Debbie P says:

    UltraLift anti wrinkle!

  87. Viv Sluys says:

    The ​Skin Renew 5 Sec Blur Instant Smoother is my favourite.

  88. Ally G. says:

    My favourite Garnier Product is the Fructis Style Deconstructed Texture Tease Spray. I just love it, it has extra strong hold, creates instant lift and tease and fullness to my hair. I just love it, and give as gifts to my friends.

  89. kathy downey says:

    Sorry i forgot to add my name to the comment fr the day entry Kathy Downey

  90. Huguette E. says:

    I like the Makeup removing cleanser

  91. Jenny says:

    i love their make up remover pads

  92. Gillian Morgan says:

    I love the FRUCTIS PURE CLEAN shampoo and conditioner.

  93. lisa neutel says:

    my fave product is most def. the garnier BB cream i use it daily

  94. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    I really like the Skin Renew BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

  95. Alison Braidwood says:

    I’ve been using Garnier’s BB Cream for several years and really like it. It’s great for sensitive skin.

  96. Angela says:

    I love the Damage erase hair care line.

  97. Brenda Alden says:

    Well, I use a few of them! I love the bb cream – for sure part of my every day!! sleek & shine products are falling off the shelf! I have just discovered the belle colour and #90 has turned out to be a perfect match in comparison to my natural hair colour 😊 I love Garnier. Thanks for the chance!

  98. Christine says:

    Love the fresh foaming cleanser!

  99. Yan deng says:

    I like the skin renew bb

  100. Rene says:

    The BB cream looks great to me!

  101. Katharine W says:

    I love the Skin Renew BB Cream for Combination to Oily Skin

  102. Erica Seaman says:

    I am a dedicated user of their BB Cream 🙂

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