Styling Products -TRESemme - Curl Care Bouncy Curls Defining Gel
lucyrox 11/30/2012 12:31:00 PM
This product made my wavy hair very frizzy. Besides that, I didn't get any bouncy curls because of the frizz. What a bust. Returned it and won't buy again. I'll stick with my usual Beyond the Zone Noodle Head Curling Creme which is $5.49 for 6 oz at Sally Beauty Supply.
I don't like this product at all because you have to use TONS to get even a small amount of coverage, and then it's extremely light coverage. Not worth it. What's the point if this product doesn't do anything? Try some of the other Revlon foundations. I returned it and won't buy again.
ICK. One of the worst lipsticks ever. Dries very matte. I bought #115 Forever Chestnut and it is a brown ugly muddy color. The formula hurt my lips also. It felt as if I put some chemical that is made for kitchen scrubbing on them. Very tingly and tight. Don't waste your time. Will return.
If you would have told me that I would go to my Cardio and Yoga class with no deoderant, I wouldn't have believed you. Certain Dri is a miracle product. Directions say to apply at night. The first week apply every night, then every other day. Since I have been using this for months, I only need it every 3rd day. The trick is to use a *very SMALL* amount, or it will sting. Turn the product upside-down to get it on the rollerball, then apply upright!! No need to turn upside-down twice, once will cover both armpits. I haven't sweat for months since I've started using this. I still use a smidge of clear gel deoderant in the morning, but I don't need to. Old habits are hard-to-break. No more carrying mini-deoderants in my purse or gym bag. And for $5.00 US dollars, it's a bargain.
Holy Grail alert! This review is for the NATURAL BEIGE mineral wear talc-free mineral correcting powder. This is the *darkest* of the four shades and I am a little shade above being very pale. So.....this would be appropriate for pale girls, maybe not darker skin tones. This powder is NOT drying and blends like a dream with my Paula's Choice powder brush. The brush included is scratchy. I also believe that the small swirls of green and pink really help to even out my uneven skin tone. I use this with no foundation because the coverage is so excellent that there is no need for foundation. The staying power is amazing, 12 hours. Can be found at Walmart for $13.00. And Ulta with their famous coupons. Will buy again.
Holy Grail alert! This review is for the NATURAL BEIGE mineral wear talc-free mineral correcting powder. This is the *darkest* of the four shades and I am a little shade above being very pale. So.....this would be appropriate for pale girls, maybe not darker skin tones. This powder is NOT drying and blends like a dream with my Paula's Choice powder brush. The brush included is scratchy. I do not use foundation when I wear this because the coverage is so excellent there is no need for foundation! I also believe that the small swirls of green and pink really help to even out my uneven skin tone. The staying power is amazing, 12 hours. Can be found at Walmart for $13.00. And Ulta with their famous coupons. Will buy again.
Alert: dream product for girls with curls! It makes hair shiny, no-frizz, and with dream curl definition. This is a cream for curly hair and it should be applied to wet hair, towel dried. *not* applied when hair is half wet. It has a light, fresh scent. I apply two nickel-size squirts to each side of my head (one on each) and scrunch scrunch scrunch. Let hair air dry. If you need quicker drying time: use a diffuser with those teeth things that stick up! Flip hair upside down and diffuse. Spray Tigi Massive Shine Hair Spray when you are still upside down and then upright. Not washing 2nd day? No problem! Use a small spray bottle of water, damp hair,re-scrunch and re-spray with hairspray (don't forget to flip your head upside down). Gorgeous. Shiney. Voluminous. Perfect curls thanks to Noodle Head! Holy Grail, will buy again. Available at Sally's for 5.99 US. *PIC of my hair with this product in my picture gallery under ME*
Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo
lucyrox 3/30/2011 1:55:00 PM
I love this shampoo. After years of listening to raves about silicones are so great for making hair smooth, I realized that they only make my hair frizzy (my hair is curly/wavy). This shampoo is silicone free, and my hair loves it! EverSleek is in the orange bottles, NOT to be confused with the other L'Oreal EverPure products. The EverPure products are hightly scented with Rosemary and Juniper and I can not tolerate that nasty smell. I was really happy when I saw that the EverSleek line doesn't have rosemary, but a very nice sunflower and fresh scent! This shampoo is very thick, so I use about two-quarter sizes in my palm run in on the top of my head, splash with water and then suds up! I will buy again. Thanks L'Oreal:) Oh, the price is good, under $6.00 at Walmart, and on sale a lot at CVS.
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Technician Color Care Color-Protection Glaze
lucyrox 3/30/2011 1:47:00 PM
This is an odd review for me because I have found that silicones do NOT work in my hair, they give me the frizzies. BUT, it took me a long time to figure that out, so I must tell you that if you love silicones in your hair, you will LOVE this product. It is a medium-thickness silicone with a lovely, lovely scent. Strawberries or cherries. But the scent is not overwhelming. It is pricey, $22.00 USD for a 4.2 oz. jar. You can find this at Walgreens, or anywhere you find Fekkai products. It's in the cute pink packaging.
My chemically damaged, dry, wavy hair does not like this product. It makes my hair too soft. When my hair is toooooo soft, it won't hold a curl, and the ends start to fly away like Mary Poppins. *Not attractive*. I gave my large bottle to a friend and will not be buying this again.
I. Can. Not. Stand. The. Smell. *UGH* It smells like someone with body odor who's trying to cover it up with deoderant. Very musky. Who cares how the product works if the smell is so bad. OK, I gave it a 2 star rating bc it did seem to help with my frizzies. I tossed it in the trash and will not look back.
Cleansers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Cleanser
lucyrox 2/2/2011 6:40:00 PM
This is absolutely the best cleanser and the best makeup remover I've ever used! And the fact that it is two products in one, is an added bonus. I have sensitive and dry skin, and use Revlon Colorstay foundation, and some serious MAC eye makeup; and this makeup removing cleanser removes ALL my makeup with three simple pumps of this product. I have NEVER come across a makeup remover that removes makeup without the use of an extra toner or extra makeup remover product! I really hope this product stays on the shelves for a long time because it is excellent. It doesn't sting my eyes, it doesn't make my skin dry and tight, and it's lovely feeling and gentle, yet efficient. What a gem. I will buy again, and most likely buy some back-ups. I also use this product on my skin in the morning for just regular cleaning to get a fresh-feeling face to start the day!
I'm kicking myself for not reading the reviews on this palette before I bought it. It was on sale at Sephora for $25.00, and the colors looked amazing. I have never owned a palette before because there are always some "off" or non-usable colors that turns me off. But this palette has beautiful colors, neutrals, mattes, sparkles, liners, highlighters, and there are so many color combo's that I had to buy it. Well, I was quickly disappointed because only a few colors have decent pigment and if they do, they do NOT blend well. Most of the colors are sheer (so you can't see them) except for the sparkles. And they are even hard to apply even with a wet brush. Skip this palette and buy some great MAC eyeshadow's and an empty 4-pan palette, and make your own palette.
Conditioner -Aussie - Hair Insurance Leave In Conditioner
lucyrox 1/27/2011 2:46:00 PM
I love this leave-in conditioner/detangler. I use this on dry hair because it smells like coconut and refreshes my hair on days I don't wash it. I use this on wet hair before I comb my hair because it helps detangle my waves/curls. It does NOT weight my hair down. The smell is not overwhelming and goes away within an hour. Walmart carries this and it sells for $2.97. This is one of my "must-have" hair products.
I've bought this mascara over and over again because it is my favorite mascara. It adds volume and length with two coats. No clumps. No raccoon eyes. Builds to a dramatic look. Comes off easily with soap and water. What more could you ask for. This mascara is 10X better than Maybelline Falsies. Skip the purple tube (falsies) and pick up the yellow tube (colossal volum' express). The price is great, Walmart has the best price at around $6 per tube.