Treatments -Schwarzkopf - Extra Care Oil Nutritive Repair Butter
skeezicks_7 3/17/2013 9:23:00 PM
Wow, this was such a great product. It smells amazing, like mango, and made my hair into everything I want it to be: shiny, soft, smooth and tame. I have long wavy hair that has been dyed and is slightly damaged. With normal products, my hair tends to be dull and unruly. This stuff totally worked wonders for my hair and was very pleasant to use. I'm disappointed that they don't sell it in the states. I haven't found anything here that can compare.
Conditioner -Dove - Nourishing Oil Care Conditioner
skeezicks_7 3/17/2013 8:42:00 PM
I just hated this stuff. I seemed to hardly work, and my hair was dull and unruly the whole time I was using it. It felt almost like it left a waxy film in my hair. It was slightly better than using no conditioner at all, and it's paraben free, which is why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1. I didn't use it with the matching shampoo, so maybe that's why it worked so poorly for me. May hair is dyed but minimally damaged and flat ironed regularly. So I'm still on the hunt for a better conditioner.
I am fair/porcelain skinned with cool coloring, but I am able to wear this color to warm up my complexion. I also purchased the pink rose color but I wear santa rosa more often. The only thing I don't like are the sparkles, but I haven't found them noticeable after the blush is applied. The packaging and brush are cheap, but for the price I can't really complain!
Eyeliner -Prestige - Total Intensity Eyeliner-Bold Brown 02
skeezicks_7 3/17/2013 8:10:00 PM
This eyeliner just doesn't stay put. I went without mascara a few days and wore this eyeliner only to determine which was the problem, and this eyeliner almost seemed to be flaking off. If set with powder it holds up a little better, but it's really hard to get it to stay in place throughout the day. I'm currently trying Clinique Quickliner in dark chocolate as a replacement. It's just not acceptable for someone my age to be wearing makeup that's all over the place.
I wore this to work and must have at some point rubbed my eyes. When I looked in the mirror I had an imprint of my eyelashes on the skin under my eyes. It just doesn't stay put throughout the day and is a waste of money. I purchased it in black-brown and would not recommend it to anyone. The best drugstore waterproof mascara I've tried so far is Loreal Voluminous.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Crazy Sleek Hot Smooth Iron & Blow Dry Lotion
skeezicks_7 2/15/2013 6:45:00 PM
Very good heat protectant. My hair doesn't feel like it has product in it after I use this, and it seems to help my hair stay straight longer. The smell is also good, kind of like mango. I don't spray it directly into my hair because I found it easier to distribute evenly by hand. I use between 7 and 10 sprays for my long thick hair. It seems to turn out better if you don't use too much. The only thing it doesn't do is add shine. I follow this up with the Got 2 Be Oil-Licious oil and hairspray afterwards, and my hair turns out pretty well. Not as shiny as I'd like, but I could probably get that from a better shampoo/conditioner or hair spray.
Styling Products -Got 2 Be - Oil-licious Calm & Shine Styling Oil
skeezicks_7 2/15/2013 6:26:00 PM
This product is great for keeping thick hair from fluffing up and looking unruly. I use it as the last step after my hair is blow dried and/or straightened. I have long, thick hair and use about a nickel size amount being careful to distribute evenly. It makes my hair flow smoothly and the devolumizing effect really helps tame my often unruly thick hair. The smell is just so-so, and I didn't think it added much shine, but I am otherwise happy with it. UPDATE: I noticed one day that my hair had a static problem after using this, so I will downgrade it to a 4 instead of a 5.
I'm really impressed with this moisturizing cream I bought in Japan. It's free from parabens, works well, and isn't terribly expensive (about $20). It makes my skin look dewy and fresh without being greasy or shiny and it feels protective without being too heavy. My skin has just been feeling and looking so much better since I've been using this. It's great under makeup too, and I love that it can be used for day and night since I don't like my bathroom cluttered. The one thing I don't like is that it comes in a tub as opposed to a squeeze tube or pump dispenser. It would be nice if it contained some antioxidants as well (I don't think it does). I am in the process of sampling a few more of this company's products. Ingredients are: water, glycerin, BG, squalane, tri (acid, caprylic / capric) triglyceride, behenyl alcohol, shea butter, glyceryl stearate, carnauba wax, ceramide 2, ceramide 3 and soybean sterols, soybean, hydrolyzed soy protein, soybean oil, water hydrogenated lecithin, lauroyl glutamic acid di (phytosteryl / octyldodecyl), Polyglyceryl-10 stearic acid, penta-, Na stearoyl lactylate, carrot root extract, tocopherol, xanthan gum, ethylhexylglycerin
Conditioner -Kose - Salon Style Conditioner A - Air in Smooth
skeezicks_7 5/31/2011 5:45:00 AM
This conditioner, along with the corresponding shampoo, made my hair look amazingly better. It does a good job of removing tangles and made my hair look and feel smoother and less frizzy. It also seemed to give my hair some extra body (which I didn't actually need). I took off one star because I'm not wild about the smell, but it's not too terrible.
Shampoo -Kose - Salon Style Shampoo A - Air in Smooth
skeezicks_7 5/31/2011 5:34:00 AM
This shampoo, along with the conditioner, totally tamed my hair and made it smoother looking and feeling, and less frizzy. I noticed that it adds body to my hair as well, although I don't need it. I was amazed at what a difference it made in my hair's appearance. I'm not wild about the smell, but it's not too terrible either. The shampoo and conditioner seem to leave a slight build up, so I alternate with a natural, additive-free shampoo occasionally.
The color and application are good, but the staying power isn't any better than drugstore eyeliners.
Styling Products -KMS California - Flat Out Anti-Humidity Seal
skeezicks_7 7/8/2008 5:20:00 AM
Can't say much about this product except that it was fairly effective in humidity and didn't make my hair look greasy. I found that it made my hair feel less smooth and silky after use, and the smell was strong and offensive.
HG. My hairstylist recommended it for thermal protection prior to flat ironing. Adds shine and makes hair feel smooth. Leaves hair feeling clean. Smell isn't offensive and doesn't linger. Can fight humidity if extra is applied, but too much will look greasy. A little goes a long way.
This is my HG everyday blush color. I have very light skin, dark brown hair, and blue eyes. Sand pink is a sparkle-free natural looking shade of pink that would be appropriate for pretty much every occasion.
Polishes -Rimmel - Lycra Wear 10 +Minerals #403 Hypnotise
skeezicks_7 8/30/2007 8:19:00 PM
Chipped badly within 24 hours.