Hair -Unlisted Brand - You Too Clip-in Hair Extensions
JackHawkins37 3/7/2012 3:47:00 PM
Review on behalf of my girlfriend: As hair extensions go, these are the best quality I have come across and would recommend these above all others. The main reason I bought these was because they are recommended by my hairdresser as the nicest hair she had seen, and she uses extensions in competitions all the time. She also told me that the company offer a moneyback guarantee, as long as I didn't touch the gold seal at all. I could take them out of the packet and put them right next to my hair though to make sure the colour matched perfectly, which it did. Soo soft and multi-tonal. My hairdresser uses these, and bought a dark blonde, which she cut shorter to give her the style she wanted and then coloured them red without any problems at all. I was amazed at how long her hair had got from her bob - the last time I saw her, and then when she told me she had extensions in, for a little length, but more volume I was shocked, as it looked sooo natural! The sets come in 5 wefts and are thick and blend perfectly with my hair, just like on their websites before and afters and my hairdressers hair. They are 100% Remy Human Hair and don't matte or tangle and are soo soft, I can't stop stoking them! I have used many other sets of extensions, Foxy Locks (ok, but too many wefts - good price though), Headkandy (too many wefts, but good quality, but not as good as You Too, personally I'd spend the extra), Luxy (shed a bit and took longer to arrive as I'm in the UK). Although these extensions are £90, you really get what you pay for (hence the 3 - not the cheapest, but great value!).My stylist reckons that they will last a year if I use heat spray and look after them as instructed. I am very pleased them and would recommend everyone tries them, as you get a refund if you aren't happy, but I can't imagine anyone would want a refund! PS you can buy them here: www.you-too.co.uk
I find that the Men's version is the same as the unisex, in terms of ingredients, but the men's version is thicker in consistency. I like this, it removes my blocked pores and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh, but maybe a little dry so a touch of moisturiser and splashing cold water helps. Personally I love Murad oil control moisturiser and would recommend that strongly, despite the £30 price tag.
Gels/Soaps -Original Source - Mint & Tea Tree Shower Gel
JackHawkins37 3/7/2012 3:45:00 PM
Nice smelling when other people use it in the gym and gives a small tingle in my armpits, but doesn't give my skin that minty smell I smell in the air when others use it. For that reason I would try another mint shower gel product.
Misc Beauty Tools -Unlisted Brand - Head Kandy Hair Extensions
JackHawkins37 3/7/2012 3:44:00 PM
First off, the quality is quite good, but not as good as some hair extensions from a company called YOU TOO - new and unheard of (www.you-too.co.uk). But HK is better than Foxylocks, which had cut ends which made my girlfriends hair stylist suspect it wasn't 100% Remy Human Hair. The tones are nice, but not as multi-tonal as You Too. The other problem encountered was that HK has 10 wefts which takes forever to put in just like Foxy Locks. You Too is similar to Hair Rehab London in as much as it has 5 pieces which only take 2 minutes to fit. The last issue with 10 wefts is that unless you have a larger head its hard to fit them on comfotably. Another thing we noticed is that the wefts from You Too and Hair Rehab London are individually thicker than that of HK. My girlfriend is very happy she found You Too Hair and took a gamble as she was originally a loyal customer of HK. She thinks that You Too Hair is the absolute best she has found and would now buy these over HK, and was mainly swayed by the fact that Tou Too offered a moneyback guarantee as long as you didn't break the gold seal. But as this is a review on HK, she would still recommend HK and was happy with them, but now wouldn't buy again as she has found better products for a similar price.
This product has 5 on price as it didn't work. My girlfriend paid £20ish for this in Debenhams, and used it and I couldn't tell. I then sprayed half of my face very generously and went home, no-one could tell! This product went back, either our can was faulty, or this product just doesn't work. Please consider other reviews, as my experience may be a one off.
If I can pick this up in TK Max for £12 a bottle I will use it. It's not as good as fake bake original, but is a bit kinder on my sheets.
Powders -Unlisted Brand - Menaji HDPV Compact Powder
JackHawkins37 3/7/2012 3:43:00 PM
Not bad, but no instructions on how to use. Found the sponge applied the product too thick and switched to a brush so it looked natural. Wouldn't buy again.
This product works pretty well, but I find gives me an unnatural matte look. Not that I look weird when using it, but I am a little concerned it doesn't provide me with much moisturiser and I don't think it has spf in it. Personally, although a much higher price I would seriously urge anyone thinking of trying this product to try Murad Oil control mosituriser (£30ish) but that is fantastic and more than just an oil preventative unlike L'oreal.
As much as I love this smell, it is pretty expensive and I don't find it stays on that well. I use it as a day fragrance and get complimented when wearing it regularly, but it is expensive and as an eau de cologne isn't really worth the price in my opinion. Try and get someone to pick up a large bottle when in the US and bring it back as a gift for you.
I like this, it gives me a good, healthy glow and doesn't make me streaky. It does upset my oily skin a little and can make the odd cut or graze look a little darker, which isn't great. Overall I think this is better than the famous daves and St Tropez I have used before.
Fragrance -Giorgio Armani - Acqua Di Gio (for men)
JackHawkins37 3/7/2012 3:40:00 PM
A great clean, crisp and sophisticated scent great for 20-30 somethings! I love this, and use this as a work scent! But I use the eau de toilette and don't rate the apres rasage much.
My all time favourite fragrance! smells incredible on my skin and although quite popular, you never seem to smell it on anyone else! But I know people can smell it on me, as I recieve complements all the time. I switch between this and A+F Fierce as a day fragrance and Creed Royal Oud as an evening scent.
I love this, it smells spicy and woody! My girlfriend thinks it smells like citronella, but I wear it anyway! Hence the 4 stars and not 5! It stays well, just use sparingly or it can be overbearing.
Skincare -Clarins - Clarins Men - Total Wrinkle Control
JackHawkins37 3/7/2012 3:38:00 PM
This is a good product, but unsuitable for me. I have oily skin and this makes the problem worse! It would be good for some, but not for me! I use Murad oil control moisturiser and it's by far the best I have tried!
Skincare -Clarins - Clarins Men- Active Hand Care (Soin Ideal Mains)
JackHawkins37 3/7/2012 3:37:00 PM
Nice product, really helps sooth my hands after a workout and a dip in the pool. Stops callouses forming and helps once i prune up a bit! I'll buy this again!