Ok, total hair product junkie here, and this is definately one of my fav serums. I use it on my hair when I blow dry or air dry. I use it about half way through when I am blow drying my hair straight...when my ends are still kind of damp, and before I curl the ends with my ceramic barrel brush. This leaves my hair shiny, less frizzy, and helps smooth out my damaged ends. I love the smell, too, it does not linger or overpower you, though. You only need a tiny bit, and it really does make a difference in my hair.
Styling Products -Frederic Fekkai - Glossing Cream with Olive Oil
sparklesforuRN 12/15/2006 4:29:00 PM
Ok, I never was that crazy about this stuff when I used it on dry hair. I just kind of thought..uck, this is expensive and doesn't really do much. However, recently I have been mixing it with my precious Phytodefrisant and applying to wet hair before I blow dry my hair straight, and I am quite impressed with it. It only takes a small amount mixed with my Phyto, and the combo leaves my dry,damaged hair smooth and shiny. It seems to have helped the drier more damaged areas of my hair become healthier, too..over time. I used to really not like the smell, either, but it has grown on me..kind of smells more fresh and herbal to me now, instead of like bug spray..haha:)
This is definately one of my favorite shampoos! I am a total hair product junkie, and I am very picky about my hair stuff. I have chemically straightened hair...so I have to take really good care of it. This shampoo leaves my dry, damaged hair SO silky smooth and never feels weighed down. There are very few shampoos that really make a difference in my hair, and this is one of them. I highly recommend this shampoo to anyone with dry or damaged hair..you will notice a difference after using this product. I bought the huge bottle at TS, and it will last me forever:) The matching repair conditioner is awesome,too:)
This has been my holy grail daily moisturizer with SPF for sometime now..it works well with my combo/oily skin and never causes breakouts. I like it b/c it soaks right into my skin, never leaves it greasy, and helps eliminate dry/flaky patches. My makeup always goes on super smooth after using this, and it has SPF in it to boot:) Great stuff, but super pricey..the bottle does last a long time because you only need a couple of squirts.
Styling Products -John Frieda - Sheer Blonde Tousled Tresses
sparklesforuRN 5/3/2006 9:35:00 AM
I agree with all the other great reviews on this product! It is an awesome finishing product for me..I blow dry my hair straight almost everyday, and I sometimes flip the ends out with a curling iron or flat iron for a smoother look. Either way, this product helps to define my layers and eliminate frizz. I just spray some of my hands and then run it through the ends for a smooth, piecey look. It never makes my hair feel sticky or greasy, either. Great product!! BTW..I am *not* blonde:)
Gels/Soaps -Origins - A Perfect World - Creamy Body Cleanser
sparklesforuRN 5/3/2006 9:29:00 AM
I got this an Xmas present from a friend, and it's not something that I would have picked out on my own. I usually stick to drugstore or BBW body washes..however, I am totally hooked on this stuff now. It has a light, refreshing apricot scent, and it leaves my skin super soft! I always notice a difference after I use this body wash b/c my skin is so soft and smooth. I can't stand body washes that leave your skin feeling coated and waxy...this one leaves your skin squeaky clean, but SO soft and moisturized. The smell doesn't linger long after your shower, either..so it won't interfere with perfumes.
This has been my holy grail hair product for a number of years now. I would DIE if they ever discontinued it! I have naturally curly/wavy hair that I blow dry straight pretty much everyday, and this product is the bomb for smoothing and straightening out my thick hair. It isn't 100% humidity proof, but what product is?? However, I notice a huge difference when I don't use this..my hair is so much frizzier and harder to blow dry straight. I like to use it in combination with other products like Kiehls leave-in heat protectant and Iso tamer foam. This product even works well on my hair when I let it air-dry, it reduces frizz and leaves me with smoother waves. It never makes my hair feel weighed down, sticky, or coated. Great Stuff:)
Conditioner -Aveda - Damage Remedy Restructuring Conditioner
sparklesforuRN 5/2/2006 5:09:00 PM
I bought this to try b/c I love the deep treatment, and the shampoo is ok..however, this condtioner doesn't really do much for my dry/damaged hair. I've noticed when I use it (usually in conjunction with the shampoo) that my hair is frizzier and harder for me to blow dry straight and smooth. The entire line is pretty expensive, and I will not be repurchasing this product just b/c it doesn't really do much to improve the health or condition of my hair. I have pretty thick hair, though...maybe it's better suited for someone with fine hair??
Shampoo -Aveda - Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo
sparklesforuRN 5/2/2006 5:02:00 PM
I keep this shampoo in my shower, and I try to use it 1-2x a week for my dry/damaged hair. I absolutely love the damage rememdy deep treatment, and this shampoo does leave my hair feeling soft and smooth. I'm not totally crazy about the smell, but it doesn't seem to linger in my hair the way it does with other Aveda products. Overall, I think this is a good shampoo for dry/damaged/chemically processed hair. It is super pricey, and I'm not too sure it's totally worth it. However, I will use my bottle up and reconsider buying again. The deep treatment is a definate staple for me, though.
Treatments -Aveda - Damage Remedy Restructuring Treatment
sparklesforuRN 5/2/2006 4:56:00 PM
This is a rather pricey deep treatment for my dry, damaged hair...but SO worth it:) I have chemically processed, naturally curly hair that I blow dry straight pretty much everyday, and this treatment leaves my hair so soft and healthy feeling/looking. I'm not as crazy about the damage rememdy shampoo and daily conditioner, but the treatment is awesome! I do have thick hair and the texture is a mix of fine and coarse strands, but this never makes my hair feel coated or weighed down..like so many deep conditioners do. My hair soaks this stuff up, and it really does make a difference. I highly recommend this to anyone with dry/damaged hair.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat [DISCONTINUED]
sparklesforuRN 5/1/2006 12:34:00 PM
Although this is in the highlighter category, I use this almost everday as a blush for my MAC NW20/25 skintone. I bought this on a whim, and I *absolutely* love it! It is one of my holy grail blushes, and I've worn it almost everday since I bought it. It shows up a glowy, rosey pink flush on my skintone. It really perks up my fair/light skintone, and it goes with most of my makeup looks. It doesn't make my already combo/oily skin look any oilier..just healthy and glowy:) I wish I could find a back-up of this color b/c I love it SO much!!
This is one of my favorite drugstore products, and one compact will last me forever! I'm MAC NW20/25, and I have tried tons of bronzers..most leaving me looking orange or streaky. I use this most everday along with whatever blush I'm waaring. I use a large powder brush to sweep it along the apples of my cheeks, forehead, and the bridge of my nose..then I apply my blush. This gives a natural, sunny kissed glow to my light/fair skintone. It looks SO natural and never orangey! This is a definate staple in my makeup collection:)!!
I've used this powder foundation forever! It is definately my *favorite*, however, it is rather pricey. I am a MAC NW20/25, and I wear tender bisque in this. I love the coverage of this, and it never feels heavy or cakey on my skin. I have combo/oily skin, and I can't stand the feel of liquid foundation on my face. I work long hours (12 hr shifts), and I apply this at the beginning of my shift then retouch with MAC blot powder throughout the night. This has never caused me any breakouts, and it is a definate essential in my makeup bag..ALWAYS:)
Ok, this is the closest to perfect for me concealer that I have ever used:) I've tried of tons of concealers in the past, and this one seems to work *really* well for me. The color NW20 matches my skintone perfectly..I would wear NW25 in the studiofix, but studiofix is cakey, makes my pores look super huge, and breaks me out:( However, this concealer covers my undereye cirlces, blemishes, and old blemish spots without ever looking cakey or heavy. It doesn't make my already combo/oily skin any oilier, and I've had no issues with breakouts from it. It gives sheer but buildable coverage, and I love how light and blendable the texture is. I never wear liquid foundation..just this and my Chanel double perfection powder foundation. I highly recommend this concealer to anyone with my skintype!