I tries Feria Extra Bleached Blonde to try and lift the ash brown in my hair to a blonde. Instead if made my hair bright orange. Not only that but I had to put the air conditioning on and still could hardly breath because of the fumes from the product. It worked fast but within 10 minutes my hair felt and looked fried. I was glad I had cropped hair that I can shave off and start over. I can't imagine the damage it would do to longer hair. You get a lot of product but i'd rather it went on the actual hair dye than the conditioner they include. If you have really short hair you can use this twice though. I used it once and for $12 it's way over priced for the damage it does.
Utter crap. I used Bold Gold amongst other brown shades on my bleached blonde hair and none of them worked. As soon as I rinsed my hair the dye went with it. At $7 a bottle it's a total waste of money.
Liquid -Black Radiance - Color Perfect oil free liquid
tempescape 1/5/2012 12:25:00 AM
Color 8413 Rum Spice. Summer is over and my beautiful dark chocolate color returned to its original shade. Suddenly it looked duller so I thought i'd try something new to get that orangy glowing tanned look and bought this. To my surprise it's medium to full coverage and looks great. I would definitely buy this again. This shade is particularly yellowy.
Other -Unlisted Brand - Organix South Inc. TheraNeem Herbal Mint Toothpaste
tempescape 12/28/2011 9:23:00 PM
Got a sample of this from Whole Foods. What an interesting taste. It doesn't taste sugary sweet like most of the drug store toothpastes. It leaves your teeth slippery clean, smooth and just feels better overall. I may buy this depending on how expensive the larger box is. 2 MONTH UPDATE: Great toothpaste but unfortunately it starts to turn your teeth brown so I had to stop using it.
Lotions/ Creams -Unlisted Brand - Mineral Fusion body lotion
tempescape 12/28/2011 9:19:00 PM
Got a sample of this. Washedmy face, put it on, within 2 minutes it felt like it was just a slick of oil on the top of my skin and underneath was bone dry. Had a look at the ingredients and it contained cranberry oil. I'm deathly allergic to cranberrys so I washed it off immediately. Yes I know this is a crap review because it wasn't on my face for long enough. 2 minutes was enough though.
Cleansers -Clean & Clear - Morning Burst Facial Cleanser
tempescape 12/25/2011 12:59:00 AM
A friend gave me this. I have no idea why she wanted to throw it out but it works great. I have have a spate of terrible break outs on my cheeks and neck and in just one week this stopped the spots and started to quickly make my skin look better. After the 2nd week the dark marks from the spots have faded dramatically. I use this every morning and night You only need the tiniest drop it, lather it up and wash yourf ace with it. I also tried using a blue version of this which promptly broke my face out minutes after using it.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Lifebuoy total soap bar
tempescape 11/24/2011 1:22:00 PM
I've tried this out for a week. It's great for the body if you work out. For my face as i'm over sensitive there it didn't fare so well. After 4 days of use my face started getting whiteheads so I had to go back to natural soaps. Apparently this contains Phenol which I discovered after the week. Phenol is reported to be a slight carcinogenic. For those not worried about that then this is a pretty fair buy.....2 week update: Unfortunately this is not for my face. I started breaking out after a week and stopped using it switching to Trader Joes soap and it stopped pronto. It's a great smelling carbolic soap but facial mild it ain't.
I dyed my bleached blonde hair in Midnight Blue today. On the box it looks like a very deep dark black and it's definitely true to the photo. My hair came out the most beautiful darkest black shade. You have to watch your edges though as if you go past your hair line it will dye your surrounding skin but that fades within a few days of showering. Love this shade and at $5 a box love how it's packaged so simply with just the two dye bottles and a tube of conditioner.
I'm NC50, milk chocolate brown skin tone and this colour hs so much pigment it looks exactly on my lips as it does in the applicator. Beautiful color. Bright orangey red tone that make your teeth look whiter and your lips fuller and kissable.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Double Face Perfector [DISCONTINUED]
tempescape 11/20/2011 4:44:00 PM
I wouldn't buy this again basically because the color Dark doesn't have any pigment in it. On my chocolate brown skin it leaves a white cast which is no good.
Hair Color -Clairol - Texture and Tones Hair Color
tempescape 11/18/2011 5:28:00 PM
I would probably try this dye in a very dark shade. Instead since i bleached my afro hair to blonde I used light golden blonde to attempt to get it a lot drker. Instead there was virtually no change. The color on the box said ti would go to a darkened brown but instead it just got rid of the yellow tint to my hair. Not impressed but if it has no peroxide for that cheap price of a little over $5 I would try one of the darker shades to see how that goes. I noticed after using it that my hair didn't get dried out. 2/2012 Tried Light golden Brown. It wouldn't dye the baby hairs at the front of my head at all.
Deodorants -Unlisted Brand - Mitchum Smart Solid - Rose Petal
tempescape 11/1/2011 10:38:00 AM
I tried this one. The womens gel version doesn't work for me and I work out pretty much 7 days a week. It seems to melt off and dissipate. The guys white stick version though works like a dream. The womens version seems to be weaker
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Excellence Creme Blonde Supreme in Lightest Ash Blonde
tempescape 10/28/2011 6:10:00 PM
At $11+ this Oct 2011 this box of hair dye is ridiculously expensive BUT seeing as I have a short crop that I shave off every 3 months and can use only half the box it's great for me :) The great thing about this color is that it will not leave you with that ckorange/yellow hair. YOu know when you dye your hair from black to bleached blonde and you have to go through the 'hair like a parrot' shades. Well you can tskip that. It mutes the brassyness. Beeter still your hair doesn't come out feeling dry as a burning bush after you dyed it. I personally throw away the conditioners from hair dye boxes so I cannot comment on the tube provided in the box. I can say though that for dark skinned women like myself the Ash Blonde shades are what you should go for. It compliments the skin more.
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - DuDu Osun African Black Soap
tempescape 10/28/2011 2:09:00 PM
This dried my already face out and broke me out like crazy. May be good for some people but definitely can't be good for sensitive skin
Skincare - Face -Dr. Bronner's - Dr.Bronners Tea Tree Soap
tempescape 10/18/2011 12:50:00 PM
Heals well if you have eye/small skin irritations (cuts). Mix a little with baby mild liquid for cleaning to give house a fresh scent. Use it for body washing only if you like to smell like an old Depends wearing grandma. Wash your face with it only at night when no one comes near you. The scent fades if you use it as hand wash, otherwise this is definitely what it smells like and it's not pleasant.