Treatments -Redken - Extreme Anti Snap OLD FORMULA see 143469 for new [REFORMULATED]
lexigal 10/19/2006 12:33:00 AM
I'm very disappointed in this product. It weighs my hair down and yet still doesn't seem to have helped the condition of it whatsoever. I have over-processed, highlighted hair. This stuff is a huge waste of $$$. Redken products just seem to do "0" for me. Will NOT repurchase.
This is a great conditioner for colored hair; very moisturizing without weighing hair down. The smell is pleasant...but it's a bit pricey to justify using all the time. I HATE the tub. Poor packaging but it's one of the better conditioners out there.
This is my favorite mascara! It separates and lengthens and makes my lashes look so long and beautiful without looking like I'm wearing much on them. I curl first (my lashes are decently long but go straight out) and can apply up to a few layers and voila! Beautiful and inexpensive...I'm on my 4th tube. Love it.
I've only recently started using this but so far I am VERY impressed. This is a great and CHEAP deep conditioner that I am using everyday on my fried hair and it's not weighing it down, the scent is decent (I can't stand the other Aussie scents) and I like the packaging. Great find!
Treatments -Nexxus - Emergencee Strengthening Polymeric Reconstructor
lexigal 10/18/2006 11:38:00 PM
Nexuss Emergencee=Aloxxi polymedic??? I have already reviewed this product (LOVE IT!), but wanted to share something I discovered today at my local beauty supply. I went in looking for my Nexxus EMERGENCEE and was told they were out of it and may be discontinuing it! What??? Refusing to believe this, I searched the Nexxus aisle frantically looking for my beloved hair saver, and noticed that Nexuss seems to be changing their packaging...perhaps Emergencee is now called something else??? I pick up this large bottle that says "Aloxxi polymedic" and read the ingredients. EXACTLY the same as Emergencee. I open it and it smells the same with the same egg-white consistancy. Even better, though since it costs $42.99 for 16.9 oz, as opposed to the small bottles of E that I was paying between $15-17 dollars for 3.3 oz. Just wanted to let everyone know in case they can't find the Emergencee it may be due to a repackaging issue. Either way, check out your local beauty supply stores since this seems to be a more economical option! (I'm probably the only one who didn't know this already.) If they ever do discontinue this product I don't know what I will do : (
Conditioner -Victoria's Secret - So Sexy Nourishing Conditioner
lexigal 10/18/2006 11:28:00 PM
This is one of my favorite conditioners and I love the shampoo as well. I probably never would have bought this (Thanks MUA!!!)but it has become one of the front-runners in my shampoo/conditioner rotation. It does sort of "stop working" after a while but I think that's just my hair and as long as I rotate products every few weeks I'm good. This leaves my hair (fine, but lots of it, and over-processed) smooth and soft with a delicious scent and full of volume. The bottle is slightly annoying (poor design) but I leave it upside down in the shower...not too huge a deal. 3/$21 isn't too bad either.
Lip Liners -Rimmel - 1000 Kisses stay on lipliner in Spice
lexigal 10/18/2006 11:10:00 PM
I love this lipliner! It has replaced my MAC Spice as my favorite everyday liner. It is slightly more pink than the Spice and just looks a bit warmer and more fleshy colored. I also prefer the softer more blendable texture and just apply a bit of lip balm on top of it. It's so cheap and lasts a decent amount of time. Best pinky-nude shade I've found for the price and in general.
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Casting color [DISCONTINUED]
lexigal 8/12/2006 6:13:00 PM
I am very pleased with how my hair looks after using this! I bought the dark blonde shade "Palomino" to use on my medium/longish light brown hair. The bottom 6 inches of my hair was fried and brassy from over-highlighting, and the top virgin hair was too dark and mousy. I've been trying to avoid highlights for a while to get my hair back in shape, and this was the perfect solution. It blended my yellow hair with the roots and it's now a dark golden blonde and feels so much silkier than before. I'm hoping it doesn't fade too quickly, but even if it does, no biggie to redo it. I don't think I'd recommend this color unless your natural color is dark blonde to light brown. Something tells me it could get too brassy.
Hair Color -Revlon - Frost & Glow Highlighting Kit
lexigal 10/17/2005 3:14:00 PM
This is by far the best home highlighting product I have ever used! I was skeptical, but purchased this product last week after reading all of the great reviews. I have light brown hair. (I was very blond as a kid and it is now that dull dishwater color that REQUIRES chemical assistance.) I have been spending $120-180 every couple months for years to have my hair professionally highlighted but have been continually searching for a less expensive alternative. I have tried a few of the "newer" highlighting kits with the mascara wands with disasterous results. I am so pleased with this product! Yes, the packaging is tacky. Who cares. Edited to add that after taking a hiatus from highlighting (7 mos.)I nearly ruined my hair by leaving the bleach on too long. My own stupidity I realize, but now I'm afraid to use this again.