I loved this product. As it's also a conditioning treatment as well as a hair dye, this made my hair incredibly soft and shiny. The first time I used this, it didn't make my hair go as dark as I wanted, so I used it again a week or so later and my hair went a maroon so dark that it was almost black, if that makes sense. My hair was originally a bright red. I was so happy with the results that I recommended to a friend, she used caca brun with great results, her hair looked shinier than it ever had. Price: I did not consider this to be expensive. It's $31NZD for 325g (six blocks). I only used two blocks (well, four blocks if you count my second time :) on my above shoulderlength hair, and the SA told me it would wash out in 2-3months. Packaging quality: As always, environmentally friendly. I chose a block and the SA wrapped it in paper for me. All in all, this was a great product. I loved that I could slap it on, wrap it up and run off and do something else. I went for a bike ride with this in my hair. :) Would I buy it again? Absolutely.
This face mask smelt amazing, wasn't horrendously expensive, and as I live near a lush store, came in a very convenient little black pot. That's where the pros stop. This mask did absolutely nothing for my skin except make it smell like chocolate. I'll give it two lippies for the scent, and the fact that it didn't do anything BAD to my skin, it just didn't do anything good either. I would not buy this again.
For reference - I have combo skin, oily t-zone and normal-dry on cheek bones. I loved the smell of this product, smells kind of like black jelly beans and aniseed only not as sweet. I also love that it's black, it's a lot of fun to use and it was funny seeing my dad's face (he's a coal miner) when I put it on. I have noticed that my skin is never as oily now, I used to hate touching my face in the morning because it would feel so oily, but it doesn't now, and I always use a moisturiser. This scrub is quite rough, but I am having no problems using it once a day. If you have sensitive skin I probably wouldn't recommend it though. While it does have an effect on the oiliness, and it definitely makes my face a lot softer, I wont be using this as my daily scrub anymore as it doesn't have an effect on my blackheads, and it doesn't seem to help prevent recurring breakouts. I may still use this once a week or so before a mask or something, but I'm going to try some other lush cleansers to see if one of those works for me. This product costs around $18NZD for 100g here, which, considering how long it lasts, I really don't think is a huge price to pay. If I was having to buy this product every week I would probably complain. And as for the packaging, I'm lucky enough to live within 30mins of a lush store in one direction, and 1hr 30mins in the other so I was able to buy mine readily packaged in a little black tub. And for everybody who is complaining about sticking their fingers in the tub (it's quite shocking how many people do this), wouldn't it make a lot more sense to use a spoon/mini spatula to get product out? That way you don't introduce bacteria/water to it.