Hair -Kinky Curly - Knot Today leave-in conditioner
eritreanempress 3/19/2011 3:50:00 PM
I absolutely adore knot today. It gives my 3c/4a curls definition and leaves them frizzless and detangled. I also love it's pleasant scent and natural ingredients as well as it's very econmical price tag. My only qualm with this product is that it doesn't really leave my hair moisturized. It doesn't dry it out but it doesn't really give it intense hydration either.
I recently discovered this "Passport Tahiti" line and am extremely dissapointed that it's been discontinued. It's a warm, vanilla scent that is spectacular all year around. The coconut smell wasn't very strong but the vanilla is fab. LOVE this stuff.
Skincare - Body -Carol's Daughter - Sugar Dipped Vanilla
eritreanempress 12/27/2010 11:37:00 AM
I LOVE this line. I purchased it off HSN and it came with a Body Cream, Cleansing Gel, and Spray Sheen. The scent is to die for. Subtle vanilla that you just want to devour. The jury is still out regarding hydration. I think that Carol's Daughter products dry my skin out. The creams feel amazing when you first put them on but not so much an hour later.
I really don't care for musks and heavy oriental fragrance kind because I'm more of a floral and clean scents kind of girl. That being said, I really like M. It smells like a warm peppery vanilla that is perfect for the colder months. This being the third Mariah Carey fragrance that I have tried (thank you MUA!), I am shocked to be as deeply impressed by this fragrance as I am.The staying power of this perfume is phenomenal and much better than Mariah's other fragrances.I would probably repurchase again.
Fragrances -Elizabeth Arden - Mariah Carey - Luscious Pink
eritreanempress 12/7/2010 1:50:00 PM
I purchased the Luscious Pink pure parfum from HSN without smelling it first, solely based on the presentation. It was $75.00 for a 1.7 oz bottle of pure parfume which,any fragrance aficianado would know,is a fabulous value. The notes are composed of bergamont, ocean breeze accord, pink peony, sparkling bellini, and blond woods. It's a light, sweet, candy-like scent with zero musk in it, very similar to a cotton candy scent.I sprayed the it on my wrist and I kid you not, the smell evaporated an hour later. It didn't even last an hour. There is no way in hell that this is pure parfum because I have body splashes that have greater lasting power than this. Complete waste of money. I shipped it back the next day.
Styling Products -Carol's Daughter - Hair Milk Lite
eritreanempress 11/26/2010 10:48:00 AM
Carol's Daughter hair products are some of the most overated products I have ever used. I loved Lisa's story after reading about her for years in different magazines and purchasing her autobiography. Her hair looks like it is exactly like mine so I assumed her hair products would work with my hair. I was so wrong. The hair milk is very heavy (even the lite version) and all it does is sit on top of the hair. It doesn't absosrb and it doesn't do a thing for curl definition. I prefer Kinky-Curly products. They are all natural and very resonably priced. I bought into the "natural" hype of her products but no longer. Corn oil and beeswax are some of the cheapest fillers you can buy so I have no clue how she justifies her prices.
Moisturizers -Clinique - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
eritreanempress 11/25/2010 10:05:00 AM
Love this moisturizer. I have dry skin that I have been using Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer on for the past few months, to no avail. Even after a full application, I would still get dry, flaky skin on my cheeks. I kept reading rave reviews on this gel so I went ahead and tried it out. First, I would love to say how much I love the hygenic pump dispenser because grubby fingers cant sully the product. It's very hydrating without being oily and I LOVE it. My only complaint would be that there is no SPF in it:(
I am having a love affair with Bombshell right now. It's a burst of tropical exotic sweetness that is unlike any other scent I have ever experienced. I purchased the body mist and it's lasting power is shocking. It's literally stayed on my skin for the last four hours. It's drydown reminds me of Ralph Lauren's Blue clean shampoolike smell.
Blush -mark - Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint stick-Berry
eritreanempress 11/4/2010 3:44:00 PM
Great product! Easily blendable (unlike Tarte's massive cheek stains) and perfect packaging. It's compact and easy to pack. It also looks beautiful. Gives you a flush of color that's both natural and noticiable. Two thumbs up.
This is one of my favorite fragrances ever created. It has the light, floral that's infused with smokyness(musk) and very light citrus. The staying power is also phenomenal. Im heartbroken that this one has been discontinued:( Bring it back, Max Azria!!!
Am currently enthralled with, "The One". I love the scent because it's sexy yet unoffensive. It doesn't scream but it has super human staying power. Two sprays and I am good for the rest of the day. Perfect for day or night.
LOVE! Creamy, gardenia scent that is appropriate for weddings and spring/summertime.
Hair Styling Tools -Farouk CHI - Chi Ceramic Flat Iron by Farouk
eritreanempress 5/15/2010 5:28:00 PM
LOVE this flat iron. Straightening my hair myself is a major process and I never do it well. I always have flyaways and major poufiness. My stylist lives 8 hours away and I dont trust new people with my hair. I have fine 3c/4a hair that I normally wear curly but I flat iron for special occasions. This flat iron got my hair bone straight with no flyaways and major smoothness. It also didn't give me stringy ends, which is something I have encountered with other flat irons in the past. It's a bit pricey bit def worth it.
I'm new to Coconut Oil. I was cleaning my bathroom and getting rid of products and I discovered a jar of unrefined coconut oil. I have extremely dry, damaged hair that can't hang onto moisture for the life of it. For the last three Sundays, I rub it in my palms and apply it to the entire length of my hair. I have left it in overnight twice and slathered it on and put my hair in a ponytail Iast weekend. I then shampoo it out and condition as usual. Besides the yummy smell that I love, my hair did seem a bit softer. I didn't notice what a difference it made on my hair until I blow dried it this weekend. I have 3c/4a hair that I was straightning out with a blow dryer. I shampooed the oil out of my hair and then proceeded to condition. I then towel dried my hair and sprayed Infusium 23 leave in conditioner and the added hair cream. My hair was insanely soft and glossy when I blow dried it. I mean shockingly soft. Whenever I blow dry my hair, its always bone dry no matter what I put in it before I actually blow dry it. It helped straighten my hair out much better too. I can attest to this miracle product. If you are interested in coconut oil, please go out and try it. I mean once a week did a number on my dry hair.
Cleansers -Olay - Daily Facials Express - All Skin Types
eritreanempress 10/19/2009 9:56:00 AM
I didn't care for these wipes at all. I usually use Ponds makeup remover towelettes but Ulta was out of them and these were on sale so I figured I would try them out. They are very heavily scented and are not wet enough. It barely took half of my makeup off. Pass on these.