Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner
BrigitteTolson 1/17/2013 12:22:00 AM
After going through a bottle of Wen, I was totally into the cleansing conditioner thing- a non foaming, conditioning product that rinses clean, and can be used as a conditioner or even a leave it. This product is not a replacement for Wen (not great as a leave in), but it's great for what it is and leaves my curly processed hair nice and soft. It smells like plastic caramel, if you're into that you'll love this scent. There is no better way to describe it- caramel candy and Barbie. I personally dig it, but give this product a whiff before you buy it because it has a distinctive scent, unlike the rest of the L'oreal Ever range which is quite traditionally fragranced with your typical light and fruity "hair product" aroma. Bottom line, is this product performs as promised and leaves my normally frizz ball tangled hair soft and tangle free, which was something no cleansing product has ever achieved, and I am a cosmetologist and have been able to try most major products on the market, including the high end stuff. For 5.99$ at a drug store (what I payed) this is an outstanding product, and I honestly do not think my hair looks any different than when I used Wen. I also love the spray in conditioner in this range.
I absolutely adored this perfectly unisex elusive fragrance from first sniff- it manages to be sophisticated and close to the skin while being rather dry and clean in many respects as well. Though the black tea is with other much more heavy and potentially over-poweing notes, they've done a wonderful job in allowing the gentle smokiness of the black tea to shine through as the star. The vanilla note is an icy dry bourbon vanilla that initially mingles with the leather note perfectly, and aside from that- I really don't get any additional notes after the first 10 minutes. It's such a perfectly balanced scent that it's difficult to tell exactly what you are smelling in it at times, but it's quite comforting and inviting. I've heard many remark it smells "expensive", and because it is so beautifully done, it really does- though I've found many bottles online for under 40$. Gorgeous!
It's funny to me that there are so many comparisons to Angel, because NDN is one of my favorite scents, and I find Angel to smell distinctively offensive. ...Still I get the similarities. The sheer patchouli note certainly is similar, and they both have a sweetness you either love or hate. I find Nuits De Noho to be more of a grown-up, sensual version of Angel- as an analogy as a person/personality, Angel is young and out to prove she's sexy, but she's screaming for attention in a nightclub in an outfit that shows too much- Nuits De Noho is that girl 10 years later, who is now a hot sophisticated woman who doesn't need the attention she just gets it. Angel would be more Megan Fox, and Nuits De Noho more Monica Belucci. I'm certain that analogy will offend some, but there it went. :) Nuits De Noho is one of those fragrances that seem to go beyond the notes described- though it sounds like a rather simple list, it's one of those ones that surprises you when you smell it regardless. The pineapple leaves come across to me as more of a "honeyed" top note, that softens exposing a dry smokey vanilla. There is a spicy quality to it that is more prominent than the florals, and winds up slightly masculine (quite sexy). It's a fragrance I tend to save for the evening, as one dab is plenty, and it's a sensual and distinctive scent. Love it.
This product was so easy for me (I'm admittedly not good at dying my own hair) to use, and managed to get my pale blond roots dark and even toned (a task most colors cannot achieve), that I had to create a MUA account just to express my joy. I've been dying my hair since I received a box of Nice 'n' Easy at the age of 11 I begged my mom for- and I've never stopped. When I saw the new series of foam hair dyes that many brands had come out with last month, I was excited that perhaps the most difficult part of at home hair dye would be solved for me: saturation of my hair, without saturation of my bathroom. Not only did Sublime Mousse allow me to coat my hair with due within 10 minutes- but color actually dyed all of my hair, and I only had a couple drips on my counter after all that. I managed to be able to brush through my (naturally afro kinky) hair and get the dye everywhere without a splatter. My hair is quite long and thick, but the fluffiness of the product managed to get my entire head just coated. I'm naturally puzzled by all the negative reviews I see, as I'm typically a rather picky and jaded consumer (I'm an esthetician, so I get to buy a lot of professional dyes). I do not have grey hair to cover, but my experience getting my course pale roots to match my dyed hair was a success with the product. Only cons I can find: Color is a bit darker than labeled (I went for Iced Dark Brown- it's essentially black) Limited color selection Somewhat pricey (but you won't have to bleach your bathroom afterwards or buy more dye to fix sports you've missed!)