I have fine, thin-ish hair that falls about an inch below my collar bone and I'm very shy about wearing it up. I'm not especially skilled at styling my hair and it's so fine that I almost have to shellac it to my head with hairspray to get it to stay. Goody's ads say each Spin Pin does the work of 20 bobby pins. If that's the case, I must need a good 45 bobby pins for an ordinary hair style. Spin Pins are faster and easier than bobby pins and they allow me to make a cute, un-done bun with little practice or skill. However, I wore them out of the house yesterday and found them slipping out, even though I had used a styling product and hairspray. The addition of a few bobby pins helped, but I wish I had a third Spin Pin to experiment with. I also wish they were a bit shorter, as I can feel them poking out of my bun. All in all, I would probably repurchase. The spin pins are quicker than trying to craft an up-do entirely using bobby pins and the resulting style is attractive.
Hair Styling Tools -Goody - StayPut hair bands/hair ties
OMGWTFBBQ 6/3/2010 7:01:00 PM
I agree with the product description in the review below and I also have thin, fine hair that slips easily out of most "ouchless" hair bands. I've tried Goody's StayPut pony tail holders and headbands; neither works for me. The headbands simply do not stay put on my head. I don't know if the size or shape of my head is the problem, but the elastic part does not hold securely to my hair and they slide off after 20 minutes of regular wear. I have the opposite problem with the pony tail holders. They are very tight, which is not a bad quality on its own, but the tightness combined with the elastic strip pulls at my hair. I have to be very careful when I remove them or I take out several hairs along with the hair band. Even exercising great care does not solve this issue entirely. I find them uncomfortable to put on my hair, while I'm wearing them, and also when I remove them. I haven't worn these for a year and have moved on to newer version of "ouchless" hair ties: ones without any metal or rubber that are thick enough not to stretch out. I think mine are made by Revlon, but Goody and Scunci both have nearly identical products.
Hair Styling Tools -Unlisted Brand - Tangle Teezer
OMGWTFBBQ 12/21/2009 1:20:00 PM
I'm in the US and had to order this product from the UK, but it was worth it. My hair is currently about an inch past my collar bone, super fine, and very tangle prone. In fact, my mom used to describe my hair as snaggled--a combination of snarled and tangled. Combing through my wet hair is usually my least favorite morning task because I have to do it very slowly and carefully, and end up with a knot at the back of my neck anyway. This brush glides through my hair more smoothly than my wide toothed combs and with minimal pulling. The teeth are a bit prickly and I agree with the other reviewer who said the brush falls out of her hand easily, but I think it's a great product overall and I'm considering getting a second for my bag.
At $38, this concealer is ridiculously expensive, but I like it even more than I expected I would. Becca has so many shades available that I was able to find a great color match. The compact contains two consistencies of concealer--a thicker one for blemishes and a creamier one for under eyes. On my semi-dry skin, this lasts all day and the under eye concealer doesn't collect in my fine lines. The trick, according to Becca's website, is to apply the concealer with a brush and roll your finger over it to warm up the product and blend it with the skin. It would be better if this additional finger step weren't necessary, but it does work well. The hidden gem with this product--the thing it offers that I didn't even know I needed--is the tiny mirror on the inside lid. I've found myself using the mirror to get an up-close look at my skin (especially nasty blemishes) as I apply with a fine-tipped brush. It's such a silly little thing, but it really sets this product apart from all the other concealers I've tried. In spite of the price, I will likely repurchase.
This has become my go-to brow highlight shade. It's very sheer and blendable, which creates a more natural look. (For reference, I'm NW20.) The packaging, like all Becca packaging, is a little clunky, but it's not too much worse than a Chanel single. I bought this on clearance from Bergdorf last spring and paid well below the marked price of $24. I would repurchase if I lost this or ran out, but I'd probably wait until the next Becca Friends and Family Sale.