Archive for ‘Hair Care’


Completion Critique: September 2011

Deva Curl Set It Free – I still love this product and have it on my short list of curling sprays to purchase again.  I do have a few to use up before I get to that point though.  As before I love how it makes my hair look and that it is hard to mess up, though I do wish it smelled a little better.  My full review can be found here.

Mineral Fusion Lengthening Mascara – I would not purchase again, and along with that sentiment I will not.  Not only does it have a steep price tag, and minimal effect.  The fact that I am pretty sure that I am allergic to this product is going to keep me away from it for good.  My full review can be found here.

Sample sizes to small to review:

Fekkai Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo

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Artec Texture Line Volume Shampoo

I am a pretty big fan of using high-end hair products as opposed to the drug store products.  However, I am also a bit on the cheap side.  That means that when I do buy a high-end product I will only do so if it is on sale.  This means my selection has a much greater deal to do with cost than any other factor (such as packaging or promised results).

That being said, I still have insanely high standards for my hair care products.  Just cause I got the product at a good price does not mean I expect it to work any worse.  This product I was fortunate to have purchased at Ulta as one of their weekly sale items.  Plus I was a fan of the larger size since it means I do not need to run back to the store every few weeks.

I would rate this product a 6/10

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August 2011 Favorites

I apologize for being silent for the past week.  Hurricane Irene knocked out the power for a few days.  That combined with trying to finalize my school transfer and ensure I am in the proper classes for when school starts next week has been eating up my time.  I promise I am back, and if I have to cut back on blogging during the school year I shall be sure to warn you first.

Essie Matte About You – I bought this a while ago when the whole ‘matte’ polish trend started.  At the time I hated how the matte polish looked on me, which did make this a wasteful purchase.  However, I have found that this looks great on top of sparkle or glitter polishes and makes them look almost like suede!

Ecru Knit Cotton Back Scrubber – This was purchased a few weeks ago from knitpiks on etsy.  I had been looking for a great back scrubber, but most of what I found seemed more abrasive than I was willing to use (I do have psoriasis and as a result try to be gentle with my skin).  This is easy to use (you don’t need to be a contortionists to actually get it to reach your back) and holds product nicely.  It so far has been durable, my only suggestion is to stretch it back into proper shape before it dries (other wise it can be a little bit harder to use).

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Completion Critique: August 2011

This was a pretty decent month as far as using up items.  While the total number of items used up is pretty small, the items were full size.  They were also items where you do not need to use a large amount of the product.

Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser – I previously did a short introduction on this product (here) and my feelings about the product are the same.  It is a nice basic cleanser, though may leave your skin feeling a bit tight.  The scent is lovely, like a mix of oatmeal and lemon grass.  I would gladly repurchase this product if i were not trying to eliminate chemicals form my beauty routine.

Kenra Curl Defining Creme – I loved the way this made my hair look.  Nice full curls, like ones seen on the red carpet, without any heat.  The smell was also intoxicating.  The only down side was that the pump typically dispensed more product than needed which was a bit wasteful.  I previously did a mini review of this product (here).

MOP Pear Detangler – I previously did an extensive review on this product (here).  the feelings of love and ardour have begun to fade.  While think the product works great, there are a larger proportion of potentially harmful chemicals in it than I like.  I am still keeping it on my short list of replacement detanglers, for if I can not find something that works as well with out the harmful substances.


Product Purchases: Some Hair Stuff

Scunci no damage hair bands in brown – I seemed to only be able to find 2-3 hair bands in my house.  Most of which are horribly stretched out.  I decided that I should probably get more to replace them for when they do finally snap.