Treatments -Kerastase - Noctogenist - for thick hair
danysedai 10/21/2012 3:04:00 PM
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this product as I'm always raving about it. My hair is relaxed. I apply a bit of the Noctogenist throughout before going to bed, or I use it as a daily moisturizer.I actually love Sublimateur Jour for a daily moisturizer but it is not available to sell in stores or salons here in Canada. If I use Noctogenist before going to bed I put my hair up in a loose bun, or pincurl or wrap it. It's great for relaxed hair because although it leaves the hair feeling damp at first it dries quickly and will not revert your hair after flat ironing or roller setting. It's not greasy and has a pleasant smell. I'm my third bottle of this, a staple for me, would be devastated if they discontinued it. I only took 1 lippie off because of the price.
Concealers -Revlon - Beyond Natural Concealer and Highlighters [DISCONTINUED]
danysedai 3/22/2011 1:53:00 PM
I absolutely love this concealer for undereye circles and small blemishes or dark spots. I'm NC45 in MAC and I bought this without reading any reviews first and was very pleasantly surprised to see how well the 330 (Medium-Deep) matches my skin tone. I use it instead of a full face of foundation, just cover under eye circles in a triangle (side of nose,under eye and then back to nostril) and then blend. Texture is creamy and has never broken me out. I returned to buy it again when it was gone and it's been discontinued. So now I get it new in box off ebay, I buy 2 at a time and stock up. For reference I have Mac concealer, Kevyn Aucoin SS but this is my everyday concealer.
As with all Kerastase products, price is too much, but I had to go and repurchase, it's that good. My hair is relaxed and this disappears into the hair leaving it moisturized, looks wet at first but then goes away, not heavy at all.(DH loves the smell so that's a bonus). Wanting to find something like this at a better price, I spent money on L'Oreal overnight treatment and on Redken overnight treatment, none of them lived up to this. Will continue repurchasing, it's a definitive staple.
My hair is relaxed and I had despaired of ever finding a perfect daily moisturizer, specially for the winter months here in Canada. All the moisturizers I tried before (many of them) either wet my hair making me lose my set (I rollerset and flat iron roots only) or left a greasy residue. This is perfect. I used it as a leave in after washing and deep conditioning, just a bit is enough for my APL hair (armpit length) and my hair was very soft and bouncy. I used it during the day (not that my hair needed it but I wanted to check kerastase's claim of its use during the day on dry hair) and I was pleasantly surprised to see that the product was absorbed without leaving any kind of residue. The smell is pleasant,not overpowering in my opinion. This will be a staple, even though I should be removing a lippie because it's expensive and not available in Canada, at least not in my city (Edmonton).
Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Mizini H2O Intense Night Time Treatment
danysedai 7/31/2009 4:20:00 PM
Had to give it away.Too greasy for my hair, weighs it down after a flat iron, didn't get "swang" with this,lol. Better to use it after a rollerset. Will not buy again.
Love this shampoo, I have relaxed hair and it makes it feel very soft and a litle bit goes a long way.I find I reach more for this than for the Bain Satin 3. Hair is very easy to detangle after this.Smell is a bit overpowerings,specially when you use the whole oleo-relax line but something I can live with, as this gives me beautiful soft hair everytime. Will repurchase when it's over,I want one of those pro size bottles.
I've been using a huge jar of this for more than a year now and I have to disagree with the poster below in regards to black women wanting quality products for their hair. I use Kerastase and Alter Ego(my love) and Alfaparf and Silicon Mix, and I have to say that I reach for Silicon Mix more than I do for my expensive conditioners.And while it is true that Kerastase is VERY good to my hair,Silicon Mix is also great,specially for the slip that it gives and even more when I clarify before using it.My hair dresser is coming back from the Dominican Republic in 2 weeks and I asked her for the biggest SM jar she can find. The smell is perfumey but I love it.I will never be without it again. My hair is 4a/relaxed/dyed black(lots of grey).
I think I've found my HG hair treatment. My hair is relaxed and thus very dry, I've conditioned with Silicon Mix or with Alter Ego Nourishing Conditioner and added one vial of the essential oil, I can't believe how shiny my hair is, not greasy at all, it looks shiny and healthy. This is the ONE. I'm going to invest in the Shine Treatment and oil Extracts that must be used together. Just one lippie off because it's very expensive but sooo worthwhile
Liquid -Bobbi Brown - Luminous Moisturizing Foundation
danysedai 7/21/2008 1:50:00 AM
Good thing I got samples, the nice SA gave me some to try first, and at first I liked it until I notice I was leaving stains everywhere! I am a legal assistant and my lawyer had to ask me to reprint some documents because they had my fingerprints covered in foundation, it seems it transferred when I put my hands on my face. Won't buy after this.
Treatments -Alfaparf - Semi di Lino Cristalli Liquidi
danysedai 7/21/2008 1:46:00 AM
My hair is relaxed and dry and I absolutely love this serum, specially when used with the shine oil vials. I put 2 drops in my hands, rub them together and I can't even feel it, it's so light. Makes my hair very shiny without being greasy, I've tried lots of serums, among them chi silk infusion and alter ego serum, but this is the best. I'm thinking on buying the shine treatment and the oil extracts. Will buy again!!
A very pretty chypre that can be easily overused, just a little spray will do. I bought the EDT and the EDP in the biggest bottles so I am set for life. If you like PPicasso( and use it with moderation) you will like this.
I loved the EDP, it's more of a fall/winter fragrance, it smells warm and cozy, I applied some to my nape before going to be after taking a bath, and my husband snuggled closer saying wow you smell so good,had his nose buried in my neck, can't argue with that! I tried the EDT in a sample, hated that one, very green and loud. I would love to try the vintage perfume.
Sorry, wanted to try it so I ordered some Caron samples, this smells to me exactly like that cheap shampoo Outrageous by Revlon I think. Couldn't get past that. :(
I love this perfume, the key is to apply it sparingly. Sometimes I put some on a cotton ball and then put it in my bra, that way only someone who is close to me will be able to smell it. If you do it that way you will see that what a great perfume this one is.
I hated this one, had to scrub it from my wrists, I love so-called old fashioned scents but hated this one on me. After reading the reviews that say this is similar to Bandit, I'm in trouble because I just ordered Bandit unsniffed, I mean I smelled it years ago in a magazine strip and loved it. JM on me is very loud(and I love loud),really green. It was a generous sample kindly given to me when I bought Tabac Blond but had to give it to my mom and she loves it.