This is my favorite hair product of all time. I could not live without curl rehab! Beyond HG for me :) Yes ladies, it really is that good. I use it as a moisturizing deep treatment, and leave in. I have waist lengh 3b-3c curls and this is the only DT conditioner that leaves my curls feeling soft, moisturized, and healthy from roots to ends. I swear by it. Also, this product is a must if you find that you are protein sensitive. It really is "rehab" for all your hair woes! I know it sounds like I'm hyping it up and all..but forreal..just try it lol. So happy that it comes in a 32oz. Size.
Conditioner -Unlisted Brand - Curl Junkie - Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner
Khiandra 10/5/2010 2:36:00 PM
The best cleansing conditioner on the market (imo). It really does clean the scalp! It also leaves my hair soft and moisturized. It's pretty thick so make sure to use a good amount of water when distributing through your hair. My hair actually feels like seaweed when I rinse. I don't feel the need to search any longer for my go to cleanser! For me, this is a perfect product. I hope they offer a larger sized option in the future :)
Cleansers -Chidoriya - Komenuka/Japanese Rice Bran Powder
Khiandra 9/3/2010 8:39:00 PM
I looove this cleanser! For starters..the packaging is nice. You get a generous amount of powder that comes in a little silver resealable bag and also two little white cotton baggies for exfoliating. I wish it came with a little scooper but i have my own that i keep inside the packet. If you do get this try and find you a little scooper also, like the kind you get with face creams or even one from those little tuna snack packages that come with crackers ect :) You don't need alot each time you use so it should last a while. I use like a tsp. when i use in conjunction with my facial soap or a Tblsp when i use on it's own. It smells nice and comforting to me..like ...rice* It's also suuuper moisturizing. If you have sensitive, dry, allergic prone skin, i highly highly HIGHLY recommend this product and even though it's moisturizing i'm pretty sure any skintype can use it. Bet this would make an amazing winter time cleaser! It's not your usual cleansing product so don't expect foam, nor to be able to remove makeup. Using it over time i have noticed that my skin never breaks out or gets white heads and my face is waaay more smoother and even a little brighter. I do use with the white baggies every so often..it's ok. Not super exfoliating or anything, but it's gentle which is good. Overall, i absolutely adore this product. I'm so happy to have found a cleanser that is so gentle, doesn't cause allergic reaction, versatile, and 100% natural..yay. I'm so in love with the Chidoriya line :P
Gels/Soaps -Unlisted Brand - Monoi Tiare Tahiti Soap
Khiandra 9/3/2010 3:28:00 PM
I don't know what's up with this soap. It smells like plain un-scented soap that you would find in your hotel room. I expected a whole lot more since the oils from this brand are so scented. I tried it out anyway but it made my skin a little dry and itchy...but it does clean :) And yes..i agree, the packaging is cute and retro*
This is pretty good. I don't think i'm a big fan of cocoa/chocolate scents persay, even though im a huge gourmand fan. I'd rather just eat the real thing :) This fragrance is a dead ringer for cocoa puffs cereal and cocoa pebbles cereal. I can really smell the bitter orange and cream come through..yummy. I can also detect some type of floral also. It's not a fake cocoa scent at all, to me. Very authentic and has some depth, which makes it more.."mature", unlike alot of other chocolate fragrances out there. It's also not over the top sweet, which is good, if you like your gourmands milder. (I love Montale :). Chocolate Greedy, though good, i wish it were a bit more potent..stronger..sweeter..more smoldering lol. Call me crazy, but i think i'd much more prefer Serendipitious as my go to chocolate fragrance over this. It's sweeter (which i like) than CG, but CG is also a very good quality chocolate choice. I think i might have to buy a full bottle of this...it's kind of addicting :)
Fragrances -Pilar & Lucy - the exact friction of stars
Khiandra 8/29/2010 12:01:00 AM
Ok...this was just bad bad bad. It smells ok right out of the bottle...then all hell breaks loose once it starts the dry down process. It made my stomach turn :( It's very plasticky smelling. Almost like...plastic dolls/ cheap waxy candles...burnt coconut. Very generic and overpriced. Please sample first.
This is a good everyday scent if your into sweet fragrances. When i first smelled it, i kinda hated it. It has grown on me since then and i always like to have a small bottle to carry around in my purse. I never really wear pink sugar by herself.....i mix with something else most of the time. I also tend to spray this when i go into stinky public restrooms. Not the most "unique" scent, but it works, and i like it. It's an ubber girltastik scent :) , that i believe can be pulled off by any lady at any age...I mean..why do people assume that just because a gal is older she shouldn't smell or want to smell nice and sweet? What the hell...are we all doomed to smell like moth balls or something?
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Parfum D'Empire Aziyade
Khiandra 8/25/2010 10:14:00 PM
OMG! There are almost no words to describe how yucktastic this stuff smells. It deserves no lippies from me. I have never smelled a fragrance that was so utterly offensive in my entire life. It smells like dumpster juice mixed with moist/musky underarm sweat, topped w/ rotten fruit salad. It made me nauseous. This fragrance, is a nightmare.
I really wanted to like this perfume. My hopes were high..i thought i'd finally found a fragrance that actually smelled like my beloved chai tea but...nope. This smells like a cross between black and mild smoke and the bedding you put at the bottom of a hampsters cage. I do get the anise, cinnamon, and honey notes but my mind converts all of that to hampster cage lol. It's not totally bad though...i just could never buy and wear myself. I also think it's more on the masculine side. Would most def. smell interesting on a man.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Sinfonia di Note - Amande Sucree
Khiandra 8/25/2010 9:44:00 PM
I agree, this is such a boaring one dimensional fragrance. I had high hopes but it was just a bust. I see that someone compared this to Dior Hypnotic Poison? Not by a long shot. I looove Hypnotic Poison and this smells nothing like it, to my nose atleast. Amande Sucree is very weak..it doesn't smell "bad" but it's just...weak. I have no idea what this is supposed to smell like? I also can't believe they are selling this for $150.00 a pop.....highway robbery if you ask me.
I Love love love loooooove Poudree! I swear Keiko Mecheri can do no wrong..these wonderful Loukhoum scents. This just may be my favorite rendition of the oh so sweet turkish delight scents from Keiko. I don't think i can say much aside from what has already been said. It really is milky sweet, fluffy, and comforting ect. If your into uber feminine scents, then this is where it's at. When i wear this, my wrist is like a scratch and sniff. I want to just bite it off lol. Spraying this just puts me in a good mood...and makes me feel pretty, even if i'm looking a hot mess lol. Note to self: must get Loukhoum gift set asap. This is a signature?
I really like this. Very similar to the original Loukhoum, maybe a tad bit better, maybe not...idk..all of them are good :) . I agree with others who say that, this is basically the dry down of the original but, i do find that it's much more on the floral end of the spectrum compared to the other two Loukhoums. It starts out really sweet, then mellows out nicely. I find it more of a mature scent than the other two as well. Still, powdery sweet, floral goodness in a bottle.
One of my all time favorite blushes. It produces the most natural flush out of just about all the blushers i own. For me this is what i reach for most of the time especially if i'm gonna be wearing a red lip. It doesn't overwhelm the face..just pulls everything together. I adore it. I think everyone should at least own this or a color similar.
Wow. If i could give this fragrance 0 lippies, i would. This was just like water on my skin. I didn't smell a thing lol. If i sniffed hard enough i could maybe pick up the slight scent of baby vomit wich doesn't smell like much...just sour. Waist of Money.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal 1561 - Cara
Khiandra 8/16/2010 1:25:00 AM
I'm a true lover of gourmand fragrances but this stuff was not good at all imo. To my nose it registers as an almost tart wet cardboard box smell? Idk. It's weird....no depth at all. The sillage is also lacking, and for the price..laughable. This stuff just smells bad...and really cheap. (sorry)