Thank you MUA girls for recommending this product! I am quite impressed with this. A little goes a long way. I blow dry my hair which is coarse and thick and pretty curly. I straightened it and once dry,I applied this product. A little pea size for mid length hair. And WOW, this really gives your hair that smooth salon finish, gets rid of flyaways. I find it pricey, but I find that it will last a long time, since you don't need to use much. It's made to be applied to DRY hair after you blow dry. I also can't wait to leave my hair curly and apply this. It's a good frizz fighter and gets rid of flyaways. Definitely a must have for any girl who wants to have the smooth hair look. HG product status!
Styling Products -L'Oreal - Advance Smooth Intense Xtreme Straight
KelliaC 4/25/2013 7:18:00 AM
I love everything about this product. I bought it on a whim at Target since I was at a loss of what smoothing cream to get. None of them worked well. Boy was I surprised with this product! It smells good. It comes in a tube, and is easy to dispense. The price is less than $7 and it's a cream. I have used tons of smoothing creams, and this is a great product! It also has a built in heat protectant of up to 450 degrees. And boy does it get rid of frizz and flyaways. I had gotten a blow out at the salon last week and after using this product this week, my hair came out as good, if not better than the salon results. It also got rid of my fly aways and I woke up in the morning and my hair looked even better. I have to say that I am pleasantly surprised with this product. It reminds me of the Redken smoothing lotions for a quarter of the price. I totally recommend this.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - Umberto Beverly Hills Blow Dry Lotion
KelliaC 4/17/2013 9:46:00 PM
I bought this at Target for$12.99 and you get a ton of product for the price. It's easy to dispense, in fact I like the dispenser. It's a lotion, not a cream so it's light. My hair is thick and coarse. I liked how my hair came after I blowdried it, meaning this product did it's job. I can't say I loooved it, since I only used it once, but it's a good product for the price. It's a heat protectant as well, which is what I was looking for first and foremost. I was tired of paying the price of Redken and getting the same results. It also smells nice and made my hair very soft. I also noticed I had less flyaways. Interesting. EDIT: I downgraded this to 2 lippies, because it caused my hair to have static and just didn't help blowdrying my hair. It's a lotion and I find it to be meh... I will not repurchase. There are tons of other creams which can do a much better job.
Hair Styling Tools -TiGi - bed Head curlipops conical styling iron
KelliaC 4/13/2013 8:22:00 PM
I have to say this is a pretty neat clampless curling iron. It litteraly looks like a baseball bat. And I found it real easy to curl hair with this, but wore the protective glove, since I didn't want to wrap strands of hair with my bare hand and risk touching the barrell. The barrell has no indicator of temperature, so you can't tell how hot it gets. But the curling was so quick and it gives tight curls up top with loose curls at the bottom. It's super easy to curl and I took various strands and just did my hair and it came our really nice. You don't need any kind of technique, just crab strands and twist around the barrell. I'm quite pleased with the product. If you aren't sure how to curl, just watch a tutorial on Youtube... Pretty neat curling iron.
I'm on the fence about this lip butter. I dislike the packaging. I don't like the fact it comes in a pot, where the lid can be easily popped open in my bag. Plus I'm not a fan of sticking my fingers in a pot, which could accumulate bacteria and I'm putting that near my mouth. I have to disinfect or wash my hands every single time I use this, which is kind of annoying, because I wouldn't need to do this if it came in a stick. And once I've applied the product, I have to have a tissue handy to wipe off the excess, which isn't convenient if I'm in the car or somewhere where I don't have easy access to a tissue. Otherwise, it's a nice product. I love the Vanilla Macadamia nut lip butter, the consistency is nice, the smell is pleasant. This would be a winner if it came in stick and I will not be repurchasing this..
Seriously, can Jordana products become even more amazing?! I love this blush, it doesn't make my pores look big, glides on smooth, without any shimmer. I am so pleased with the quality of their products. And at $2.49 a blush, you can't go wrong!! A must have in your arsenal of makeup, I love this line!!!
Lotions/ Creams -Nubian Heritage - Indian Hemp & Haitian Vetiver Lotion
KelliaC 3/1/2013 11:15:00 PM
This is an awesome lotion and the scent is absolutely AMAZING!!! It's freshness in a bottle, smells like fresh linen and summer breeze. Close to cucumbers. The first ingredient is Shea Butter. It smells SO good and leaves my skin so incredibly soft without being greasy. The consistency is so good, that I can almost eat this stuff. When squeezing the lotion out of the bottle, it felt like white ribbons were coming out. It's like butter without the greasiness. It's a top quality product, all natural. My skin loves this lotion, I will never try any other lotion after trying this stuff. I got mine at Vitamin Shoppe, they cary the entire Nubian line. Awesome product!!
I 100% agree with everything the poster below said about these soaps. It was love at first try with these Nubian soaps. It's magic in a bar. The quality is outstanding and the smells are out of this world. It leaves my skin really feeling great, I can't explain how they do it, but this is unlike any soap I have ever tried. The Indian Hemp with Haitian Vetiver is my favorite line. Where have these Nubian products been all my life!!! I'm hooked for life!!!!
Gels/Soaps -Nubian Heritage - Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver Body Wash
KelliaC 2/26/2013 10:54:00 PM
This is the BEST body wash I have ever smelled and tried in my entire life!!! I love the Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver line. It's my fave of all time! I could eat this stuff it smells so good! It's like freshness, mixed with fresh cotton with summer breeze. I swear, whoever came out with this smell is sheer genius! And the first ingredient is coconut oil, other ingredients are Shea Butter, Vitamin B-5, so it's oozing with quality. Omg, a gem in a bottle! My quest for a fresh smelling body wash is over. THIS IS IT!!!!!
Gels/Soaps -Nubian Heritage - Indian Hemp and Haitian Vetiver Soap with Neem Oil
KelliaC 2/26/2013 10:50:00 PM
This is the best smelling soap I have ever smelled in my entire life! I can't get enough of the smell, which smells so incredibly FRESH! Sometimes I walk by and take whiff of the bar of soap, it smells so fresh. And the quality is outstanding!!! It's made with real Shea Butter, so it leaves your skin feeling so soft. Nubian soaps are the BEST soaps on the market! I'm hooked for life!
Conditioner -L'Oreal - Feria Color Moisturizing Treatment.
KelliaC 2/13/2013 8:36:00 AM
Thank you MUA! If it weren't for your reviews, I would not have bought this. I am so pleased with this purchase! I bought the last tube at Sally's and am I glad I did. This stuff is REALLY good, it moisturizes and leaves my hair more manageable after I blow dry it. It smells good and I can feel a difference after I come out of the shower, my hair isn't harsh, but soft and silky. I've tried a lot of treatments, this is one of the best out there! A must have in your arsenal of hair products!
Eyeliner -Jordana - Fabu Liner Liquid Eyeliner Pen
KelliaC 2/11/2013 8:14:00 PM
This is my HG eyeliner! Seriously, my last pen lasted me 10 months and I still could have used it, but was afraid of infections. I don't like to keep eye products more than 6 months, but I just couldn't separate from this liner. It's $2.29 at Walgreens and it goes on awesome! I've tried tons of felt tip pens, and this is the most natural for me! It's smooth, glides on naturally and you can make the line as thick or thin as you want. A definite gem and my HG eyeliner!!
Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - Mega Eyes Defining Marker - Blackest Black
KelliaC 2/11/2013 8:07:00 PM
Where shall I start? This liner has zero staying power, even with eyelid primer on. My eyelids aren't even oily and within 2 hours, this was almost gone. And it's so hard to put on, as the felt tip feels like sandpaper and actually scratches my eyelids as I'm trying to put this on. And it's SO hard to make an even line with this, it was like trying to put eye liner while driving on a bumpy road. Total waste of money! And I bought this for $4.49, which is money in the garbage. I'm back to using my Jordana Fabuliner, which is $2.29 and the best liner I've ever used for the money.
Conditioner -Suave - Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner
KelliaC 2/10/2013 10:07:00 PM
Suave products always keep on surprising me. Yet again, I found a great product for really cheap. This is a really good leave in conditioner. I have thick, coarse and easily frizzy hair, and this does a good job of taming my hair and defining my curls. I found a trick. I used to put on the Argan Oil first, and then apply my leave in conditioners. But I just read somewhere that it's a no-no. First, you need to apply the leave in conditioner and THEN the oil products. The goal is to seal in the moisture not lock it out. You see, when I'd apply the oil first, it would seal the cuticle, since apparently oil molecules are bigger, and therefore, the oil would act like a barrier not letting any of the conditioner in my hair. So I reversed it, and boy did I see results and less split ends. I was inadvertenly locking out moisture. Now, I apply this product first to damp hair, and then I finish off with the oil last. The frizz has gone down and my hair looks so healthy. Suave, you have done it again! Great product for a great price and you can easily find this in any drugstore! EDIT: I have been using this for a few weeks now and I have to downgrade the lippies. The scent has started to annoy me. Also, I noticed this gives me flyaways. Yes, it gives my hair static and dull. I tried varying the amount, but no matter how little I put on, my hair started feeling dull and as if I had a film coating and weighing down my hair. I clarified my hair and all, but the same kept reoccuring. I discontinued use, and will not repurchase this product. Sorry to those who like this. I did too, but not my hair unfortunately.
Styling Products -Unlisted Brand - One 'n Only - Argan Oil Curl Cream
KelliaC 2/9/2013 11:53:00 PM
I would definitely repurchase this. It's a leave in conditioner that actually enhances my curls. I noticed a difference if I didn't use it. This will slightly define the curl and remove the frizz. Plus it smells so good and looks like whipped cream, makes me want to eat it! I apply this right out of the shower and then finish off with the Argan Oil. Plus I love it comes in a pump! One bottle has lasted me 10 months, and I use it everyday!