Styling Products -Kerastase - Lait Nutri Sculpt [DISCONTINUED]
kellbelle85 5/16/2009 2:08:00 PM
Excellent product, worth the very steep price. I'm not using any of my vast collection of mousses/gels/detanglers etc now that I've found this. Just one pump in my fine, dry, straight shoulder-length hair before blowdrying results in a very smooth, bouncy blowout. I don't know how they do it, but the silicone in this does NOT weigh my hair down. (And my hands don't feel greasy after applying it-- yay.) I keep touching my hair all day after I use this. So smooth and lovely.
Moisturizers -Aveeno - Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 30
kellbelle85 4/14/2009 2:17:00 PM
Ugh. Had high hopes for this, but was shocked at how thick and pasty it is. Made my skin look coated and glimmery. Might work with a thinner consistency, but it was impossible to blend right. And please, Aveeno, lose the fragrance! I washed this stuff off immediately and went back to my beloved Olay SPF 30 sensitive skin lotion.
Styling Products -L'Oreal - Vive Pro Glossy Style Volume Mousse
kellbelle85 4/14/2009 1:56:00 PM
Awful stuff. It's very rare that I'll actually throw a product out after a first use, but this went right in the trash. Smelled horrible and made my fine blonde hair feel coated and dull. Went back to my trusty TRESemme mousse the next day.
Bought this after a stylist used it on my hair at a nice salon-- never would have spent this much ($30) for shampoo without seeing the results. Smells delicious, and made my fine, straight, highlighted blond hair shine without weighing it down--a modern miracle. I've had two random compliments on my hair in two days of using this stuff. Was it the (subtle) haircut or the Bain Chroma Riche? Not sure, but I love the way this makes my hair feel.
So overrated. I wanted to like it-- so pretty in the pan! So ... shiny and cheap-looking on my face. I don't get it. I'm fair and freckled; this pinky-peach SHOULD be my color. Instead, it sits on top of my skin and emphasizes pores I didn't know I had. I dig it out of my drawer every so often to give it another try, because it's expensive and seems like a waste. But I've found that BE blush in Sorbet is a much better textured version of this color.
HG status. Not too heavy, not too light, detangles beautifully. I keep a jar in my tub and a tube in my travel bag. A little dab works wonders on my fine, straight hair. I get bored and try other stuff, but always come back to this. I've even shaved legs with it. A classic.
This stuff has endured for a reason. For dry, sensitive skin, it's the bomb. I resisted for years because it's not fragrance-free, but once I tried it I never looked back. I massage a bit into my skin and wipe off with a hot, wrung-out washcloth. Very relaxing, leaves skin clean and glowy -- no tightness. Skin is clear and soft in the morning. Better than Cetaphil, better than Dove. Try it.
Am on a lifelong quest for the perfect tinted lip balm. These come close, which is saying something. Took a while to find the right shade for my fair skin-- brown is too corpselike; rose petal is pretty but too intense for casual use; pink popsicle matches my exact lip color but doesn't pop. The answer: pink raspberry -- a noticeable but subtle cool pink. Moisturizing, stays on longer than most balms, and blessedly, no fragrance. On the downside, no SPF and very expensive. But I've got a drawerful of them, so I must be hooked.
Love the moisturizing formula and color (plum), hate the smell. Fragrance in a lipstick, to me, is unnecessary and distracting. This particular fragrance is downright awful -- like Pine-Sol. Seriously. Please, Elizabeth Arden, reissue this in a fragrance-free version.
Styling Products -Bumble & Bumble - Styling Lotion
kellbelle85 5/2/2008 2:39:00 PM
I'm still reeling from the price of this ($25... um... hello?). I was seduced by the smell and the promise of light, nonsticky hold in my very fine hair... fully intended to take it back, given my shelf of eight billion styling products. But I didn't. Am using it every day and loving it. I spritz it on after I blow-dry and before I use the curling iron, and something in it works. Banishes flyaways (amazingly), holds curl, makes hair soft and shiny, but not flat. So far so good. Would probably not repurchase due to price, but makes my hair feel so good I keep running my fingers through it. So the jury's still out. :)
Hair Styling Tools -Revlon - RV544 Tourmaline Ionic Hairdryer
kellbelle85 5/2/2008 2:14:00 PM
This dryer dries my longish, straight, fine hair very quickly, and it's extremely lightweight. But it's loud and gets very hot -- keep it moving or it will fry your head. I've started using the warm setting just to save my scalp, even though it takes longer to dry on that setting. Overall, am satisfied with this, especially for the price.
Yes, it's a very wet mascara... yay! Goes on smoothly, never clumps, glossy and conditioning, allows you to build multiple coats without gunking up. More length than volume, but good for a subtle, classy daytime look. Decent staying power and comes off better than any other mascara I've tried -- this melts off instead of flakes, and does NOT take lashes with it. L'Oreal, please do not discontinue ...
Excellent stuff. Have used this for years in Matte Bisque, a perfect match for my light, sensitive skin -- not too pink or orange. Gives a smooth, flawless finish that lasts. No fragrance. Quick and convenient. I've flirted with other foundations, but this stuff makes my skin look very nearly perfect. And did I mention it's quick??