Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Unite Eurotherapy 7 Seconds Leave In Detangler
sarahcurll 2/19/2013 7:55:00 PM
I received a sample of this from a hair salon at Christmas, and it works really well. It reminds me of t's a 10 Miracle hair detangler. I love the smell, and it does a really good job at detangling my hair, and leaving it extremely soft and smooth. I would have to buy the It's a 10 again and compare to see which one works better (it has been a few years). I probably would not buy this unless I had extra money (since I don't really NEED a dentangler) but it is great for when you don't have time to condition but need your hair to be knot free! I feel like this is a company that needs more exposure!
I went to Sephora looking for a new perfume since I have been wearing the same one for about 10 years now (Burberry Classic) and the sales person suggested this, along with several other ones to me. At first, I really liked it, and told her I wanted to spray myself with it and see how I reacted, since I tend to get really bad headaches from perfumes. She also gave me a tiny sample of it, and so I used it today..at 5 am..it is 745 pm and I can still smell it on me! It DOES last ... but I think maybe a bit too much. I found myself getting a slight headache while at work today from this perfume. It is a really pretty scent, but it hit me I have 2 perfumes similar to this that I don't wear because of the headache factor. I asked my friend for her opinion of the perfume on me and she said it smelled like baby powder...not a good sign! Glad I did not purchase a full size..it's a nice smell- just not for me!
I love Zoya nail polishes, and I love glitter and purple... I ordered this online without being able to test it first, and I saw many photos of it online and was really excited for it. The first time I painted my nails with it, I was sitting in very dim lighting and was a bit disappointed because it looked very brown/copperish to me....from the gold glitter.. But after a few days I really fell in love with it. It is shiny, sparkly, and I love the shade of purple. I love that the colors change in different lighting, and it has very good staying power. A very unique color- like all Zoya polishes :)
I have been looking for an amazing top coat for such a long time. I have tried many different types - including many by Sally Hansen, Essie, Seche, etc..This one is THE best. I used it with my Zoya nail polish..On the 3rd day I added another coat, and I am on day 7 and my nails still look really good! very minimal chipping! And I work at a computer and type all day, wash my dishes by hand, and have been cleaning and getting ready for a move! Such a great product! I wish I could purchase it in stores though, not just online.
Styling Products -Wella - Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray
sarahcurll 5/14/2012 5:52:00 PM
The directions say to put this on dry hair (I believe it is intended for protecting hair when you are curling or straightening your hair), however I did not notice that when I purchased it. I tried using it on towel-dried hair, before blowdrying. and it really works! It gives a great texture to thin my thin hair, but is a staple in my morning routine. I hardly straighten my hair with a flat iron, but when I do and use this, it protects (you can hear the product sizzling) well and keeps me hair really straight. This product is a miracle! I do have to use a fair amount every day so the bottle probably won't last too long, but it works so well that I don't mind. Plus, the price is just right (around $14)- cheaper than other products I was considering. I have used similar heat protection products and they either didn't work, or left my hair extremely sticky. The smell is fairly neutral, and it sprays out well (doesn't seem to get clogged and applies evenly).
Primer/ Corrector -Hourglass - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
sarahcurll 3/9/2012 8:21:00 PM
i have tried many other primers but they all left me feeling oily (and i already have oily skin!), didn't last long, or broke me out. This stuff feels like silk going on your face. It feels amazing! just be careful not to put too much under your eyes or it can start to build up. It does not make me break out, and really works. I tried putting on my foundation without it and you can tell the difference. Without it, my pores look very large and you can't really tell I have any foundation on. It is expensive but worth every penny!
Conditioner -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Lavender Conditioner - Hair Strengthening
sarahcurll 1/15/2012 12:30:00 PM
I like that it is natural and is 70% organic, however the product itself is just ok in my opinion. The smell is not that great- it doesn't really remind me of lavender- it is a big vinegary! I needed to use a lot of product and it is sort of watery as well. It did seem to strengthen my hair and provide some softness.
I only have the sample tube of this, but so far I am enjoying it. It makes my eyelashes very long, adds volume, but nothing intense. I love how dark and black it is. The mascara is a wet so you have to be careful applying it- it always gets on my skin no matter how careful I am. If I take the time to apply it, it really makes my eyes pop. However, If you rush between coats, it can cause minor clumping. I have always enjoyed Bare Escentuals mascaras, and this one is ok. It also does not flake, which is a plus. The main con is that it doesn't hold my curl well, but I haven't really found a mascara that can, without being super stiff.
The color match was not bad, though a tiny bit orange. It gave a nice, dewey hint I liked. The only negative thing about it is that it came off very easy for me. If i blew my nose or touched my face it would all come off. My normal foundation does not do that for me. It seems to just sit on the skin and not sink in.
Hair -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Oil Hair Serum
sarahcurll 1/7/2012 2:23:00 PM
I got this as part of a kit, and would probably not buy it on its own. It doesn't really seem to do much for my hair, however my hair is in fairly good condition anyway. The good thing is it doesn't seem to weigh down my hair (very fine)- but I do only use it on the ends. I am happy I have it, only because I love argan oil, and I bet it is helping my hair in some ways..just nothing I can really notice.
I purchased this because I like the Agan oil and wanted something with SPF. It does leave a somewhat heavy feeling on my face, however, not unbearable. The smell at first is very strong and sweet, but it does fade away after a bit. I would not repurchase only because find myself dabbing at my face about an hour later, trying to soak up some of the oil on my face. I do not have to do that when I do not use this. It does not seem to clog my pores or make me breakout.
Cleansers -Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Cleansing Oil
sarahcurll 1/1/2012 9:21:00 PM
I have oily/combo skin yet this somehow dries out my skin. I use it on a dry face as directed, and it must pull out of the oil- after I use it it my face feels hard and not smooth at all.I would not repurchase.
Cleansers -Unlisted Brand - Blum Naturals - Combination & Oily Skin Towelettes
sarahcurll 11/26/2011 3:25:00 PM
I bought these wipes from Whole Foods and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The scent is very mild and refreshing, and it does not leave your face feeling sticky. The wipes are also big enough to take off my makeup and they are thick and don't rip easily or feel cheap. My only complaint is that I wish the wipes themselves were a little bit wetter.
i honestly enjoy this product..it balances my skin, is very gentle, yet effective, and makes my skin feel good! most cleaners leave a heavy buildup or are soo drying that it makes my skin peel. i only got the trial size, free with the clarisonic, and will try the other samples before i decide if i will purchase this in the future.. will update when I am done with them all :) the only negative thing about it so far is the lingering taste if you accidently get a bit in your mouth. it foams enough, but not too much that it stings in your eyes.
this is a nice color. i dont really think the name matches it though..on me, it is not so much olive, as gold with an olive hint. i have been meaning to try this color on for years now..i went into mac and said i need something i can put all over my lid, is quick and easy to apply, the makeup artist suggested this color and i was pleased with it because it was different than my regular gold i use and it looked good. it is easy to apply,is a pretty color, and meets my expectations!