Hair -Organix - Reparing Awapuhi Ginger Dry Styling Oil
kyl77 11/7/2012 7:14:00 PM
I use this on dry hair for shine and texture. It doesn't weigh my medium fine hair down, but leaves it soft and shiny and smelling terrific. This product is really affordable too. I only wish it came in a pump style bottle.
This product is so affordable and multi-purpose. It can be used on hair to tame flyaways, detangle or to reset dry hair. Use it on your skin as a very light body moisturizer or on your face to set your makeup. It can be hard to find. I usually buy it at Ulta. A wonder product.
Misc Beauty Tools -Tatcha - Aburatorigami - Japanese blotting papers
kyl77 11/7/2012 6:34:00 PM
These are simply the most elegant blotting papers I've ever used. Handmade in Japan from 100% Abaca Leaf, they contain real gold flakes. They're very thin but super absorbent and larger than most blotting papers. The packaging is sturdy and attractively designed with an illustration of a Geisha on the front. The price, however, isn't quite as attractive. I paid $19 dollars at Sephora's for a special set of 30 sheets plus a smaller travel set with 40 sheets. These probably won't replace my Palladio blotting papers for regular use, but as a special treat or a very chic gift, these are perfect.
Beyond Paradise is such a beautiful fragrance. There is this creamy sweetness that is hard to put your finger on. It's like your in a tropical garden with exotic fruits and flowers, but unlike other fragrances with distinct notes, it's as though the various scents have blended together so perfectly that they become one heavenly aroma. This might be love!
I just bought a bottle of this as a birthday gift for my brother. I think it's such a classy scent. Unlike so many masculine fragrances, which are heavy and domineering, this is fresh and subtle with a lovely citrus aroma. I know some people have commented on the staying power, but keep in mind this is cologne. It's meant to be light and refreshing. As a result, it won't last hours. If that bothers you, and you don't want to reply, you need to buy a fragrance in a stronger concentrate.
This lipgloss is the prettiest natural pinky nude shade. It goes with everything and gives just the subtlest hint of color. Perfect for work or other low key situations. The color would work on a variety of skintones. I've bought multiple tubes just to be safe.
This is a very pretty pinky coral blush. There's a lot of color payoff so use a light hand. I think this would work on a lot of different skin tones. I'm using a sample, so I can't comment first hand on the full size packaging, but it doesn't look that practical to me. I might purchase this if I wanted to splurge.
Treatments -Organix - Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
kyl77 11/5/2012 9:57:00 PM
Pros: Smells Amazing Non-Greasy Affordable Leaves Hair Soft and Silky Cons: Risk of Buildup (Use a clarifying shampoo once a week).
I like to clarify once a week before I deep condition. When I saw a trial size of this at my local Ulta Store, I decided to buy it. I'm glad I did. This left my hair completely clean and ready for my deep conditioner. The final results were soft, healthy hair full of volume and shine.
These blotting sheets are super thin. I needed two sheets to complete the job. The packaging is really annoying too. I couldn't get my package to close again, and unlike other brands of blotting papers, these don't dispense one sheet at a time. So, it's difficult to keep from pulling out more sheets than you need. On the up side, these only cost a $1 a package. Personally, I'd rather pay a dollar or two more and get blotting sheets I really like, but these would do in a pinch.
Lipstick -Clinique - Long Last Lipstick - All Heart
kyl77 11/5/2012 4:26:00 PM
I just got a free tube of this lipstick today, and I love it. It's sort of a deep strawberry color with a tiny bit of shimmer. The formula goes on smoothly and isn't drying. This might be long-lasting compared to other lipsticks, but it's not "eat and drink" proof, so I removed one lippie for that. Otherwise, this is a great lipstick.
This is more matte than most pomades or pastes, so if you're looking for a shine product look elsewhere. However, if you want texture and hold, that won't weigh your hair down or leave it looking greasy, give this a try.
This feels and smells really good, but after about five minutes your lips feel dry again. I think it's because of the peppermint oil, which is an irritant. I'd give this a pass.
I love the smell of this product, but other than that, this is a really mediocre lip balm. It disappears really fast and requires multiple applications.
This product is suppose to be for curly hair, but I find it works great on my straight, medium fine hair. It's a bit like Wen Cleansing Conditioner, in that it doesn't lather. This is a great product if you're trying to ween yourself off of shampoo. Smells good too!