Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

I received a mini duo with clear and sugar rose as a birthday gift (with purchase of course) from Sephora.  I've been wanting to try this for a long time because it always gets high ratings but have been put off by the $22.50 price tag.  The first thing I will say is that I don't notice any difference between the tinted and the clear.  Maybe it would be more noticeable with one of the darker colors.  The second thing I will say is that this stuff is really good.  It goes on very easily and feels nice and slippery on your lips.  It's less waxy than traditional lip balm and not sticky like lip gloss.  It also have the loveliest scent.  I couldn't tell you what it smells like, it just smells nice.  It moisturizes your lips and almost works like a primer to mute imperfections.  I'm keeping one on my desk (next to my eos which I am no longer using) and one in my purse.  It is all great until you go back to the price.  It just seems a little high for a regular or tinted lip balm.  If you've tried other things on your lips with no success, this might be worth the splurge.  Or if you just want to smell a pleasant scent all day.  As for me, I'll decide when my minis run out and keep you posted!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Clairol Root Touch-Up

Do you ever look in the mirror and have an "ack!" moment where you realize your greys have taken over your whole head?  That's what happened to me last week.  (For the record, it also often happens to me with my eyebrows.  I don't notice for weeks and then all of a sudden realize I look like Bert.)  I couldn't wait to order color from eSalon and I had a package of Clairol's Root Touch-Up at home.  I decided it would have to do to cover up the worst spots.

It comes with the color and developer, plastic gloves, a small tray, and a small application brush.  You use the brush to mix the color and developer in the tray and then apply it with the brush.  I mentioned in my eSalon review that I love applying color with a brush now and this is no exception.  It goes on easily and I feel like the brush really gets it through your hair.  You leave it on for 15-20 and then rinse.  No need to wash your hair.  I however had a huge need to wash my hair at the time so I did with color friendly shampoo. 

It did a good job of covering my greys and the color did match my hair/previous color.  I would say within 5-7 days many greys were starting to show through again.  I suppose this could be because I washed it after but I don't really think so since it looked good at first.  And of course, this product is not meant to be a long term solution.  I think it is a good product if, say, you have a special occasion and just need a quick touch up.  You can get it on sale for a decent price and I plan to keep a box around for just such occasions in the future.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Too Faced Beauty Editor Darlings Set

Do yourself a favor and buy this set immediately!  I will review the products separately but I want all my readers to have a chance to get in on this great deal while it lasts.  I love all five of these products and they come in a generous size.  So, treat yourself during the holiday season =)

Ojon damage reverse™ instant restorative hair serum

Hair oils made from exotic nuts are all the rage these days.  So how do you know which one is best?  By reading my blog, of course! 

I am a huge fan of this trend.  All of the oils I've tried so far have been great.  This particular one comes from the nut of the Ojon tree found in the rainforests of Central America.  According to their website, the oil is extracted in an eco-friendly manner so we're not destroying the rainforest just for better hair.  I put this on my wet hair and let it air dry.  I couldn't believe how soft my hair was!  It didn't make it frizz free with that method but it was easy to comb or brush through and with a little extra help from the Organix healing oil, my hair looked great.  How much you use will really depend on your hair type.  The great thing is that it is sold in three different sizes - something I think more companies should do.  It is moderately priced and has a lovely scent.  I still prefer a spray oil for dry hair because I think it diffuses better but I plan to use this pre-drying at least until this bottle is finished.