Shampoo -L'Oreal - EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo
nghane 6/13/2012 4:22:00 PM
**my actual rating is a 3.5 out of 5** The reason I bought this product is because have really damaged, dry hair which leads to flyaways and frizz. The things I love about this product are the packaging and smell (which are both very high end and elegent) and the fact that it's SULFATE FREE. The only downside to this product is that it doesn't lather very easily due to the lack of harsh sulfates, so its harder to distribute the shampoo. If you are having the same problem, I recommend making sure your hair is sopping wet before applying and having patience when lathering. I have been using both the EverSleek shampoo and conditioner for about two weeks and so far I am pleased. I'm not in love with it but I'm not disappointed because it really does what it says (reducing frizz and making hair softer) in a healthy way.
I had been searching for the perfect grey/purple color forever. Most polishes I had seen were either too grey or too plum colored, which I didn't like. I finally found the Sally Hansen Polish in the color Grey Area which I fell in LOVE with. The color literally compliments 99.9% of all skintones so I would recommend it for everyone. I was really excited that the color was from Sally Hansen because they tend to chip later (with the use of a clear topcoat) and the brushes are a little wider for easier application. I personally think this color looks the best with medium length nails, using two coats of Grey Area and one clear coat. I also really like using a glittery purple/silver color on my ring fingernails as an accent. The formula for this polish is so thick that you could also get away with one coat if carefully applied!
This product is AMAZING. Due to heat damage, bleaching etc, my hair has become very brittle and dry, causing flyaways and frizz. After using this product for only the first time, my hair became immediatly softer and shinier. It overall just felt healthy. I use it after shampooing and just use it in place of an everyday conditioner. The smell (a coconut-y sweet smell) stays in your hair all day which is also a plus. It's inexpensive, really works, and has reasonable packaging; overall, one of my favorite Aussie products!
Styling Products -Aussie - Dual Personality Hi Hold Hi Shine Hairspray
nghane 6/13/2012 3:21:00 PM
At first I really didn't like this product: it made my hair crispy and frizzy. After using it for a while though, I realized that I was spraying too close to my hair and thus, the product wasn't being distributed evenly. I learned from trial and error that to make this product effective when trying to hold curls, DON'T spray to the tops of your hair at all, instead spray the curls from about 6 or more inches away from the bottom.
I don't usually wear a foundation on my skin because I don't feel that I need it but I do need a concealer to cover up really bad under eye circles. I've tried a lot of different products and eventually came to find the Smashbox High Definition Concealer in medium. Although it's really a phenomenal product for hiding under eye circles, it's not ideal for covering blemishes. The reason for this is that it's a very liquidy concealer so it covers color but not bumps or pimples. I have noticed that people with oiler skin tend to crease with this product under their eyes so I would recomment setting it with a powder. Also, people with drier under eyes, like me, neeeed to use a moisturizer before or else the under eyes will get flakey. Other than that I love this concealer and have already repurchased. A little goes a long way with this and it blends beautifully so it really will last. My first bottle lasted my around seven months and I use it at least once a day!