Love this shade as well. A candy red with cool undertones is perfect for me. Moreover, this color is not overpowering, yet brightens the face. Only qualm is that fades pretty quickly and is kind of sticky...Aside from that though, the color is perfect, especially for a night out. Will repurchase. I just wish that Plushglass would have the Venetian shade for the slight "plumping effect" and staying power...I sometimes use Venetian over my Plush glass (Power supply), along with the "Spice" lipliner-the results are awesome:)
Great color for everyday-I use this shade with Spice lipliner. I also like the tingle and slight "plumping" effect; however the only qualm is that it doesn't stay on as long as I would like, but it keeps my lips moist. I find it difficult to find a neutral pink shade that doesn't make me look washed out--Ample pink is perfect because it is well pigmented and not sparkly. 5 lippies:) Will repurchase
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Hayashi Emergency 911 Reconstructor
Product_Junkie 7/23/2010 10:06:00 AM
Love this treatment pak!!! Cam across it randomly at the drugstore for $1.99, since I never saw the treatment before, I decided to give it a try. It worked amazingly well; in other words, it did exactly what it claims: moisturized, added volume, shine, etc. However, I think I left in on for a little too long (about 5+ minutes); this stuff is fast acting, so my hair felt a little "poofy" (which happens when I keep treatments in too long), but next time I will just rinse my hair after detangling with a wide-tooth comb...My hair was so soft, not weighted down, shiny, healthier, etc. Will definately repurchase. Only gripe is that this stuff is hard to find-I wish they sold them in bigger bottles/tubes locally.Overall, 5 lippies.
Overall I give this conditioner 4.5 lippies. I must admit, this conditioner is much better than the other brands @ the drugstore; however, the only qualm/gripe I have is that upon rinsing out the conditioner, my hair was shedding quite a bit--I guess I am sensitive to the protein or something; but apart from that my hair was soft, shiny, moisturized, smelled good and I did not experience any buildup.Like this conditioner very much--will not repurchase though due to the "shedding" factor.
Love this lipliner!!! I used to use religiously, however I am having trouble finding it these days;anyway, I purchased another lipliner from MAC called "Soar" which is quite similar (it is a little pinker than "Spice") and it works equally well, in that it is versatile, has great staying power and defines lips extremely well. Will def. r/p these two lip liners.
Love this lipgloss!!! Have not been to the MAC counter in years, so I decided to go again, since their lipglasses are nicely pigmented and provide very decent coverage. Anyway, I tried this shade with the "Soar" lip liner (which, btw, is very similar to "Spice") and the combo was wonderful! What's more the lipglass gives my lips a slightly plumped up look, and the lipliner defines my lips extremely well w/out looking overdone. I also love the smell of plush glass-knd of vanilla-ish, but not sickly sweet. These products are great, IMO/IME....Just hope they come out with more shades in Plush Glass soon! Will def. repurchase:)
Styling Products -John Frieda - Root Awakening Styling Gel
Product_Junkie 7/1/2010 3:53:00 PM
Purchased this gel recently...Was not very impressed, although it is better than the other gels out there so far. I liked the scent and consistency of the gel; it also did not make my hair crunchy or hard, however, it did not hold to well; although it made my hair feel soft, it also dried it out somehow, even though it is alcohol-free.The packaging is convenient though. Overall, I will not repurchase--this gel is better than JF Frizz ease corrective styling gel in that RA at least provided some shine and did not make my hair look matted and dull, that's about it.
Conditioner -ISO - Bouncy Condition for Curly hair
Product_Junkie 5/29/2010 11:10:00 AM
Great conditioner!!! What I loved is that it moisturizes without weight or buildup-the scent is also very pleasant. IMO/IME, this conditioner does exactly what it says. 5 lippies. will r/p.
Styling Products -Jason Natural Cosmetics - Hi-Shine Styling Gel
Product_Junkie 5/29/2010 10:50:00 AM
Ordered this gel recently, but I am not sure if I will repurchase; I am kind of undecided. One thing is, this gel has been better than most others. Pros:+affordable; +provides firm hold:; +doesn't dry out hair; +adds texture and shine; +gets rid of frizz; +contains panthenol and flax; +does not leave buildup; +does not make hair rough or crunchy. Cons:-the scent (but it goes away after a while-its like a fake berry scent); -a little sticky in texture; my curls were a little stringy the next day;-contains alcohol Overall: Since I've used this gel once so far, I will update further on whether I will r/p or not. I will use this gel in conjuction with my homemade Flax seed gel;maybe then I will have better results. As mentioned above, this is FAR better than other d/s and salon gels in that it does what it claims, however, if my hair continues to be stringy with JHSG, I will probably start using mousse in conjuction with flax seed gel. Not too shabby a product at all though--I found this a heck of a lot better than alfa parf'semi di lino gel; although it contains flax, it dried my hair out terribly and the scent was unbearable. UPDATE: Still giving this gel 5 lippies, but I don't think I will r/p--I will just stick to my homemade flax seed gel.
Haven't used dawn in my hair, but i do find Dawn and palmolive dishwashing liquid are very effective in cleaning my m/u brushes-the bristles/hairs stay really soft, and do not get briitle or dried out, while cleaning the oil and makeup thoroughly. Plus, its cheap too!! When I tried makeup brush cleaners in spray bottles, the m/u brushes had gotten dried out over time.
Great mascara so far-sticks to its claims in that it is long wearing, nonclumpy, etc., however, as af few other MUA reviewers mentioned, the application is quite finicky- I had this same problem with the lashes clumping togther. I used an eyelash comb on my lashes before applying and that made the application easier; I just wish the brush more sturdy though;otherwise, great d/s mascara... Will probably repurchase.
Gels/Soaps -Softsoap - Honeysuckle and Orange Peel Bodywash
Product_Junkie 5/24/2010 3:08:00 PM
Love this body wash! The smell is really fresh-perfect for spring/summer; the scent is not tacky at all. It also moisturizes and cleans very well. Love this and the pomegranate one. I hope new scents also come out soon. Will def. repurchase. 5 lippies:)
Bought this gel @ Shoppers; returned it the next day. The scent is pleasant, along with the texture; the gel made my hair feel and look healthy, however, my curls were somehat limp and droopy...It also left buildup. I am glad I returned it-its quite pricey, but better than the other gels from Pantene, L'oreal, Aussie, herbal essences, etc. Will not repurchase.
Shampoo -L'Oreal - Vive Pro Color Vive for Dry Hair
Product_Junkie 5/24/2010 2:58:00 PM
I got this shampoo as GWP when I bought a box of haircolor for someone;all I have to say is that I am glad I didn't pay for Vive-pro shampoo! At first, I really liked the scent of this shampoo, however, upon using it, it made my hair feel dry and parched and left a weird film on my hair (my hair is pretty healthy, too), my scalp also itched; luckily I deep conditioned afterwards. I didn't notice any shine or moisture with this shampoo--in fact, it just made my hair feel and look dull and dried out. This is so weird, considering the claims are to replenish moisture and preserve color. That being said, Vive-pro is definately a thumbs down in my book. Don't really like L'oreal's drugastore hair products anyway.
Didn't like this product at all-smelled nice though. Will not repurchase.