Hair Styling Tools -Mason Pearson - Popular Bristle & Nylon Brush
pink_jasmine 3/8/2008 12:12:00 PM
I bought my Mason Pearson in 2004 and will never return to using another brush, ever! It glides through my hair like silk, detangles and adds shine without causing any static or frizziness. It's the perfect brush!
Hair Styling Tools -Frederic Fekkai - Treatment Comb
pink_jasmine 3/8/2008 11:45:00 AM
This is the only comb I will allow near my hair. I use it to detangle wet hair after showeing and applying leave-in conditioner. The most unique feature of this comb is that the teeth are hand polished so that each tooth is completely seemless. Nearly every other comb out there out has seams in between the teeth that damage your hair cuticle. I have definitely seen an improvement in the health of my hair since switching to this comb. The comb is very tough and durable. The shape and faux-tortoise shell design is also very beautiful. It's not only the prettiest comb you could possibly own, but the best for the health of your hair. It's definitely worth the price!
Deodorants -Fresh - Roll-on Sugar, Deodorant and Antiperspirant
pink_jasmine 3/8/2008 1:45:00 AM
This is the best deodorant and antiperspirant ever made. It keeps me 100% dry and odor-free at all times. It dries quickly, doesn't leave a residue on my clothing, and it smells incredible. I do think that $18 is an outrageous price for deodorant, but it is worth every single penny. I will never use another deodorant again.
Active Ingredient: Aluminium Chlorohydrate 15% Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Steareth-20, Sucrose, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens Cone Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT.
Treatments -Alterna - Caviar Anti Aging Hair Masque
pink_jasmine 2/29/2008 6:04:00 PM
This is the best deep conditioner ever! Trust me, I've used tons. It transformed my super-dry, damaged, over-processed hair into silk! Nothing has ever my made my hair this shiny, soft and healthy looking! It has a sweet, lemony scent. It's expensive, but I'm willing to pay as it's just amazing.
Skincare - Face -Fresh - Umbrian Clay Face Treatment
pink_jasmine 2/29/2008 1:52:00 PM
This is an amazing face mask for my combination, acne-prone skin. It soaks up excess oil and clogged pores and heals breakouts without causing any irritation. It smells great too. I use it once a week after cleansing and exfoliating. I have repurchased several times and will continue to repurchase.
Ingredients: Solum Fullonum (Fuller's Earth), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betainamide MEA Chloride, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Olea Europea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Lamium Album Flower Extract, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylamide, Methylparaben, C13-14 Isoparrafin, Chlorexidine Digluconate, Laureth-7, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Farnesol, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, BHT.
Mascara -Chanel - Inimitable Mascara Multi-Dimensionnel
pink_jasmine 2/29/2008 1:45:00 PM
This is perfect mascara! It gives my lashes amazing length and volume with absolutely no clumping. The amazing brush seperates and defines every lash. It lasts all day without flaking or smudging and the formula does not dry up quickly either.
This is a very nice dry shampoo, it works very well to absorb excess oil and add volume back into my hair after a day or two of not washing it. It's easy to use and because it's tinted, it's great for darker hair. However, pale blondes should avoid this. It's way too dark for light blonde hair! It has a strong herbal scent that lingers in your hair. It's not an unpleasant scent, but it's just not what I want my hair to smell like. I love the smell of herbs, just not in my hair. The herbal essential oils that give it the strong scent also have a scalp-stimulating effect and will cause your scalp to tingle. If you have a senstitive scalp, this might not be a good choice for you. I personally prefer Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo which work just as well, not only because I have pale blonde hair, but because it has a much milder scent and is great for sensitive scalps.
This is the best dry shampoo ever! Yes, it is very messy compared to spray on versions, but it lasts so much longer. All the sprays I've used run out so quickly it's insane! It has a lovely clean lemony smell and really does absorb excess oil and add volume back into my hair. I find it helps if you don't squeeze the bottle just sprinkle it, and use it before you get dressed :)
Ingredients: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Kaolin, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Tapioca Starch, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Beta Glucan, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Rice Amino Acids, Magnesium Carbonate, Hectorite, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Triclosan. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
*UPDATE 2010* I know I said in this review that I didn't like spray dry shampoos because they run out so quickly.... but I have switched to using the aerosol/spray version of Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo. This definitely does cost more in the long run because I need to repurchase more often, but I find it so much quicker and easier to apply, not to mention less messy!
This is the best dental floss. It's not overly saturated with wax like some generic drugstore brand flosses are. It is comfortable to use, it does not cause any gum soreness or irritation. It doesn't snag in between teeth either. It has a fresh, clean, mint flavor and really does whiten!
Styling Products -Oscar Blandi - Jasmine Oil Serum
pink_jasmine 2/28/2008 12:31:00 AM
This is the queen of all hair serums! Nothing compares. I have been using it for years. First of all it gives my hair incredible mirror-like shine. It has eliminated all traces of frizz, I have never had any bit of frizz in the many years that I've been using this product. It doesn't keep my hair straight in high humidity but even though it gets wavy, they're always gorgeous, frizz-free waves. I do not think I've had one bad hair day since I've been using this, which has been years! It also protects my hair from the massive amount of blow drying and flat ironing I subject it to. It works equally as well on wet hair as it does on dry. It works great used before and/or after blow drying, before and/or after flat ironing and also for air drying. I've been through dozens of bottles, I would die without it. It just happens to be the best smelling hair product on the planet as well :)
Rose Petale is my favorite blush, I wear it nearly every single day! It is the most flattering rosy-pink shade for my fair, neutral skintone. It gives me a very natural looking flush. I have used up several of them already! If you've ever owned a Chanel blush, you know how difficult they are to use up given the amount of blush in each compact, so you can tell I obviously love this shade :) The texture of all the Joues Contraste Powder blushes is luxuriously soft and velvety and they have excellent pigmentation and staying power. If you have fair-medium skin, Rose Petale will be an excellent shade for you!
Lotions/ Creams -Barielle - Rejuvenating Foot Treatment
pink_jasmine 2/28/2008 12:15:00 AM
This is the best foot cream. I use it everyday and my feet are always smooth, soft and beautiful. It's very rich and exfoliates so well that I've never had to use a scrub, pumice stone or foot file. It even smells great too- it has a pleasant fruity-floral scent, not minty or medicinal like many other foot creams are.
Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycolic Acid, Polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 Isoparaffin (and) Laureth-7, Propylene Glycol Stearate SE, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-20, Glycol Stearate, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Persea Gratissima Oil, Cathamus Tinctorious Seed Oil, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana Distillate, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Trisodium EDTA, Melaleuca Altemifolia Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cyclomethicone, Lecithin.
Styling Products -Alterna - Life Volumizing Spray Gel
pink_jasmine 2/22/2008 12:13:00 AM
This gel adds volume to my fine, thin hair that tends to be very flat. It's more a volumizer than a gel though. It doesn't have much hold for styling. However, the volume it provides lasts! It's not sticky or drying like a lot of other gels and volumizers can be. I concentrate it at my roots for maximum lift. It has pretty floral scent.
This is my staple clarifying shampoo. I use it once every week or two before deep conditioning. It thorougly removes product residue and buildup and restores shine and body to my hair without turning my hair into a dry, tangled, straw-like mess like most other clarifying shampoos have. It doesn't strip my color/highlights/toner either. It doesn't have much of a scent to it at all. I will definitely keep repurchasing this product.
Ingredients: Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Cocoamide MEA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch, Saponaria Officinalis (Soapwort) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Disodium EDTA, Naturally Derived Fragrance, Polysorbate 20, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Blue 1.
This is one of my favorite conditioners. It leaves my hair extremely smooth, shiny and hydrated. It eliminates and prevents frizz even in high humidity. This is definitely the best conditioner I have ever found for frizziness, and it's not heavy or greasy like a lot of frizz-fighting conditioners are! I love the citrus-pomegranate scent and so does my husband. I also love the pretty silver flowers on the bottles!