Self Tanners -Clarins - Crème Délicieuse Auto-Bronzante
haircrazed 9/1/2011 6:13:00 PM
I use this product to self-tan my face, but not my body because it's too expensive to go around. This is my #1 selftanner for face. (my #1 body self tanner is L'Oreal Sublime Bronze airbrush) PROS: - Smells nice when you apply - Nice little tub, which is useful when you use a self tanning glove which I do - The "tackiness" of it helps keep the stuff on my face. My skin is really oily and does not "take" most self tanners. I end up either splotchy or never seeing any tan because the oils in my skin ruin the developing of the self tanner. This stuff really STICKS. It's the #1 reason I use this - The colour is decent. Not the best or most natural, but in the point before, I use it because it's one of the only ones that stay on with my oily face. CONS: - Smells awful when developing and even a day later after you've washed your skin (but what self tanners don't) - It's pretty pricey. It costs $41 a tub (in Canada) and that's okay because I use it only for my face, but I coudn't afford to use it for my whole body - It does take a while to dry, but I only use it on my face so it doesn't hinder my movement much afterwards - Can't wear this under makeup or out in public later. It looks like you've had vaseline smeared on your face. I put it on before bed like a night cream every third night.
Self Tanners -L'Oreal - Sublime Bronze Airbrush-Effect Dry Mist BODY
haircrazed 9/1/2011 6:06:00 PM
In my opinion, this is the BEST self-tanner for body. It goes on really light versus any of the lotions, and I have oily skin, so that's a plus. The reason why I use this on my body and not really my face is because i wash my face too often and the skin is softer and this stuff is very light in colour as well, so it doenst ever tend to "stick" or last on my face. (I use Clarins Cream Deliceuse on my face btw) Pros: - Inexpensive ($12 or something in Walmart - I live in Canada) - Dries SUPER fast - It's not tacky - Gets your hands - no need for tanning gloves and stained fingers! - Because it's a mist it covers the surface area of the skin better than a lotion since it's hard to miss much. that which you do miss will only be a fade into what you didnt - therefore not as noticeable as a line or splotch. - Takes less than 3 minutes to apply. Cons: - Stinky, but still not nearly as bad as some of them out there. Honestly, have you ever tried a self-tanner that won't stink? no, it's DHA. - It's only a light tan with one application, unless that's a PRO for you - Self tanning is an annoying process How I use it: In the morning before work I shower and exfoliate. When I come home after work (around 5pm or so), i strip down and hop into my shower curtains closed. I start by spraying top-down. Reason for this is because the mist DROPS. Gravity - it still works. I found once when i sprayed bottom-up that my feet were SUPER dark and the rest of me got lighter as you went up. I didn't account for the mist dropping and therefore applying an extra layer on my bottom half. So, I spray liberally on top, then just lightly once I get to my feet and legs. Stand with legs apart and DON"T move your legs until you get out of the shower stall. Reason? Because if you step around, you'll end up stepping on spray that's on the tub bottom, making the bottoms of your feet creamsicle orange!!! Get out, let myself dry off to the touch, then I hose down my tub so it doesn't stain. I walk around pretty much naked for about 10-15 minutes. Then i put on some "crappy" home clothes that are dark coloured. Lounge around for the night, then I go to sleep and i can even see it develop before I go to sleep. Reason why I do this after work and not before bed: in bed you can sweat. Sweating causes streaking. Also, it helps control colour. Sometimes I can wake up looking like an orange. If I notice that there's some bad splotches at night I can hop into the shower with bath oil and stave off some of the damage before it develops well over night! I know this sounds like a lot, but it's honestly the best most easiest, cheapest way. I apply about twice a week. Keep exfoliating because i f you don't it will wear off in patches.
Hair Color -L'Oreal - Healthy Look Creme Gloss Color
haircrazed 11/11/2010 6:17:00 PM
Background: I have naturally light brown hair, with oodles of old blonde highlights. I decided that I wanted to rid myself of these highlights, so figured the best way might be to use a temporary hair colour matching my existing "brown" to achieve this. I am no stranger to hair dye, however I am new with temporary dyes. I just wanted to try a temp dye because I find that most hair dyes REALLY go dark on me. And I wanted to avoid anything unnatural looking. Well, I didn't. Because this dye was still quite dark, plus it was MESSY. It stained my bathtub, curtain etc. This could happen with any colour though. For the most part, I found that even though it had no ammonia, it still made my hair feel "damaged." It was by no means "shiny" afterwards. It was a very dark/flat colour. I covered it very well, but by "day 5" i could see PATCHES of highlights coming through the dyed hair. Not, strands - which would have been fine. But patches...how on earth that happens? No idea! I have had no choice but to recolour to avoid the patches. This time I used clairol perfect 10. Another strange thing? I noticed that it left a "film" on my hair. As though you didn't completely wash out your conditioner and it made my thin hair look stringy. If you are going to use this, regardless. My advice if you are covering lighter/bleached/highlighted hair. Don't even leave it for 10 minutes. I applied this to my roots FIRST. As far as my bleached/damaged ends were concerned, I know they'd SOAK up the colour, so i basically rubbed the dye into them after I did the roots, left it for about one minute, then rinsed. It was DARK. I can't imagine what would happen had I left the dye in for longer. It would have been BLACK. That is my advice. Less is more when going darker I suppose. Happy colouring! Oh, PS. I have a few greys at the front..this did NOTHING to cover those.