Fast Track is a nice beige shade with shimmery gold bits that are actually visible to the eye w/o the need of sunlight. Lovely shade. It applies smoothly, has a cream texture. I applied two coats for good coverage; however, three would have been even better.
Polishes -China Glaze - Foie Gras: Hunger Games Collection
StarsnRocketsES 3/17/2012 8:27:00 PM
Foie Gras is a nice malted, chocolate shade. It applied very smoothly and evenly. I applied two coats and it was fully opaque.
OMG what a great value. I picked this up b/c I really liked the color. I am amazed at the quality of this polish. It applied smoothly and evenly. It was not runny at all. It applied just as well as OPI and MAC polishes. This is an amazing blue shade that is truely unique.
Nice, soft, mid- toned purple shade that applies evenly/smoothly. Looks great on all skin tones. I apply two coats, and the coverage is very creamy and opaque.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Curl Junkie Coffee Coco Curl Cream
StarsnRocketsES 3/9/2012 11:14:00 PM
Great product. It really does work as a 2-in-1 product. I used this for my leave in and my styler. It did a great job detangling my hair. I did my hair in twists and I got a really great hold. I don't care for the smell at all. The texture is thick and creamy. I did not get any flaking with the product, but I did not use any other products with it.
Smells nice (like sweet tarts candy). I use it to co wash my hair throughout the week. It can also be used as a leave-in. I don't find this product very moisturizing, but if you are looking for a no cones product this may work for you, but my hair likes cones.
Great product. I use 1 tbsp of mud diluted with 1 tbsp of water. I do this twice to cleanse my scalp and hair letting it sit on my hair each time for about two minutes. My hair feels really soft, moisturized and is more coily after using the hair mud. I did not do a few days of cleanses and I do still deep condition and use other products on my hair. I did not have an issue with the mud rinsing out of my hair since I do dilute it and only used a small amount of it.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Gentle Cleansing Shampoo
StarsnRocketsES 2/25/2012 10:03:00 AM
This is the newly formulated version that removes oils, etc. The product has excellent ingredients, and does remove all types of product build up from the hair; however, it cleanses a little too well for my needs. I was looking for a shampoo that was gentle for everyday use; however, I would not suggest this one for daily use for natural, or dry hair types. If you have oily hair, this product will work well for you. I only had to do one wash with the product vs. my normal two since the product works extremely well at cleansing. Water, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Matricaria Recuitita (Chamomile) Flower Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Brown Rice (Oryza Sativa) Powder, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance.
Hair -Unlisted Brand - Camille Rose Naturals- Almond Jai Twisting Butter
StarsnRocketsES 2/24/2012 8:22:00 PM
New Review: The ingredients have now changed, so I will not be repurchasing. My new jar lists the ingredients as follows: almond milk, water, aloe, btms, almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, pumpkin seed oil, macadamia oil, hemp, honey, green tea, marshmellow root, amla, optiphen, fragrance. The nettle, brazil nut oil, algae, baobab oil, manketti oil and L-cystine are gone and are replaced with marshmellow root, green tea, and hemp. Why did they have to change this stuff. I have changed my review to a two star.*******Old review: This is my first product purchase from this new line of products and I absolutely love it. This butter smells so nice- like sugar cookies. I use it to 1) twist my hair 2) as a daily moisturizer/sealer and it does an amazing job. The hold is light, but not too light. I don't have any of my twists coming undone. On wash day, I use CJ's smoothing lotion as a leave-in then use this product to twist my hair with. I don't get any flaking with the product. It's also a very light, fluffy butter that just melts into my hair. The ingredients are: almond milk, distilled water, aloe vera leaf juice, BTMS, almond oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, brazil nut oil, amla oil, pumpkin seed oil, macadamia nut oil, baobab oil, honey, manketti oil, nettle, algae, L-cystine, xanthum gum, optiphen, fragrance Very superior ingredients indeed.
I really love this cream. I have combination skin, and this product really helps to moisturize my dry patches this winter. I apply it before applying my foundation to my cheeks, nose, and forehead avoiding my chin which tends to be really oily. I would say this product is best for dry, normal and combination skin. Oily skin types should avoid this product. Also, this product imo can be used as a daily moisturizer.
Tinted Moisturizer -NARS - Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
StarsnRocketsES 2/9/2012 9:59:00 PM
I purchased the tinted moisturizer in Malaga (NC 44, Cadiz, C6) for reference, and the shade is a great match for my skin tone. I apply it like I do a facial moisturizer and I've gotten really great coverage. It evens my skin tone really well, so I don't even need to apply my foundation over it. I apply Malaga then I apply concealer, then set it lightly with MAC Studio Care Blend pressed powder. My skin looks just as glowy as it does with Nars sheer glow. I hope this product isn't limited edition. It has a light orange/citrus scent to it.
Shampoo -Unlisted Brand - As I Am- Cleansing Pudding
StarsnRocketsES 1/28/2012 10:52:00 PM
I've been using this for about 6 months. At first it worked well (made my hair feel really soft and clean), but now it makes my hair dry as a desert. It cleans all of the products from my hair and leaves it hard as a brick. It lathers well although it's sulfate free, and it has a light pleasant scent to it. You only need a small amount of product. I love that it comes in a tub rather than a bottle- makes it easy for me to scoop out what I need. The ingredients are as follows: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine)¹, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Alcohol², C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Cetearyl Alcohol², Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glycerin¹, Phytosterols¹, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract¹, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice ¹, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil¹, Poyquaternium-10, Piroctone Olamine, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene. Source: 1-Natural, 2-Coconut.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Miss Jessie's Curly Buttercreme
StarsnRocketsES 1/26/2012 10:24:00 PM
Curly Buttercreme is another great MJ's product. It's a medium to heavy moisturizing cream that I use only about a quarter sized amount to rub through my twists daily to keep them moisturized. It does keep my hair looking nice and shiny/healthy. It also has a powerful peppermint-like scent to it. The only issue I have is with the following ingrediants- petrolatum, mineral oil, and protein. I would repurchase it in the value pack, but not as a single purchase. The updated ingredients are as follows: Water, Petrolatum, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Acetylated Lanolin, Glyceryl Stearate,PEG 100 Stearate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, PEG-8 Dilaurate, Ceteareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Orange 4 (C1 1550), Yellow 10 (C1 47005)
Skincare - Body -The Body Shop - Hemp Moisturizing Wash
StarsnRocketsES 1/25/2012 6:03:00 PM
Hemp Moisturizing Wash is a really nice body wash that works well on my dry skin this winter. It ensures that my skin is not dried after using. The scent is very subtle and light.
I had to use a lot of this product (2 oz. and I have short hair) to cover all of my hair, it does not detangle well like how Curl Junkie and Miss Jessie's Deep Conditioning products do. I left this DC in my hair for a little over an hour and the results were okay. The results did not equate to the price tag of this stuff. Would I buy it again-no ( I had to use too much of it and I like CJ and MJ's better). Also, it did not smell like chocolate at all. FYI: This has amla in it labeled as amalaki fruit, so avoid doing what I did- adding it to amla thinking this will be my first time using amla. Your hair will be super dry.