Archive for July, 2010

MAC Zoom Lash Mascara Review | Defining, Lengthening & Long Lasting

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Mac Zoom MascaraHey girls!

Most of my makeup is Mac, I just love there products. But! That's why I can't believe I'm going to say this, "Beware of Macs Zoom Lash Mascara".

While I was doing my makeup course at beauty school I got a full Mac Makeup kit. Well, like any girl I was thrilled. There was just one thing missing, a "Mac mascara". My Teacher had changed it for a Maybelline one instead.

I asked her why we didn't get Mac mascara, she said Mac mascaras are never that good. Now I can see why she opted for another brand after reading reviews on the Zoom!

Macs Zoom Lash Mascara is supposed to leave your lashes looking volumized, but from the reviews I've read all it seems to leave is a smudged mess!

It seems that a lot of ladies don't like the Zoom, according to reviews on Epinions.com. They say the wand isn't precise, it builds up product and clumps. Some users have even commented on the bad smell of the mascara.

Although there are some ladies that have found it works for them and leaves their lashes full, lengthens and defined.

If you want to try Mac Zoom Lash Mascara for yourself it costs $9.99. Which is a very reasonable price.

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Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara Review | Long Lasting Lash Thickening & Lengthening Effect

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Dior MascaraDiorshow Mascara by Dior. This mascara is supposed to give you thick, long and curled lashes for that desired false lash effect. Apparently Makeup artists all over the world use Dior to create "show stopping lashes".

The Mascara comes in 3 colors black, brown and blue.

I'm sure everyone knows the name "Dior". It's a pretty good well known brand, that unfortunately has obtained the high price tags we could all live without.

Is Diorshow Mascara worth the high price tag?

Well that would be for you to decide. A lot of the reviews on Amazon and Sephora.com are positive. Most Dior enthusiasts think the mascara is amazing and definitely worth the money. One Dior fan even said, "Spending $24 on mascara is a sin, but I don't care... I am going to hell with *gorgeous* lashes!!!".

Although there are quite a few ladies who think it's not any better than the cheap drug store brands, so not worth the high price tag.

Dior Diorshow Mascara is expensive at $24 a pop, considering you can by other good brand mascara's for half the price. Although if you shop around you can pick it up at a lot lower price.

Diorshow Mascara Pros

  • Full amazing lashes
  • No clumps
  • Gives a false last affects with 2 coats.
  • Helps hold the curl
  • Lasts all day

Diorshow Mascara Cons

  • Check ingredients for allergies, can course allergic reactions.
  • Very runny
  • Wand is too big
  • Doesn't lengthen lashes
  • Leaves black flakes around eyes

Ingredients

Aqua (Water), Glyceryl Stearate, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, Isostearic Acid, Shellac, Myristic Acid, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Hydrogenated Rosinate, PVP/VA Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Diazolidinyl Urea, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Geraniol, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde. +/- May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens).

To Sum Up

I'm personally in 2 minds about this mascara. I want to try it because most reviews are good, but the price is quite high so that holds me back. Good luck with your decision!

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Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All-Over Face Color Review | Light Powder For A Natural Glow

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Bare Escentuals All Over The FaceBare Escentuals barMinerals All-Over Face Color is a powder that is hopefully going to give cheeks, forehead and chin a natural dewiness.

It comes in a wide range of colors, from dark to very light. So there should be a color to suit every skin tone.

Most reviews for All-Over Face Color are good ones. Avery Bennett's review on associatedcontent.com praises Bare Escentuals. She says, "it's really light weight and the color give me a lovely glow".

Although some other users think Bare Escentuals is too light in color, makes the pores more visible and is a little to glittery.

Ingredients

Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470)

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals All-Over Face Color costs $18 which is quite expensive compared to other brands, but is it worth it?

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Clean Hair Fragrance Review | Fresh Perfumed Hairspray to Tame Frizzy Fly-aways

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Clean Hair FragranceClean Hair Fragrance is made to do exactly what the name suggests. A couple of squirts is supposed to freshen up hair, for that just washed scent.

This product has mixed reviews, some people love it and others think its a waste of money.

Lauren from beauty.com loves 'Clean', she says it leaves her hair with a clean scent that her boyfriend really likes. Other fans say, it lasts a long time, helps tame fly-aways and has a pleasant fruity/powdery smell.

Although there are quite a few users that think it is too expensive for a product that makes your hair smell like over soaped laundry.

Ingredients

  • 3 Methoxy
  • 3 Methyl
  • 1 Butanol
  • Water (Purified)
  • PEG 45 Palm Kernel Glycerides (Silk Protein)
  • Fragrance

Clean Hair Fragrance is quite highly priced at around $39.

Personally I think Clean Hair Fragrance is over priced. I would rather save the money and take the time to actually wash my hair.

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Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray Review | Top Rated, Natural Hold & Non Sticky

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Sebastian Shaper HairspraySebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray is designed to provide great hold to any hairstyle, without it feeling sticky or stiff.

I hate when you spend all that time styling your hair, then you use a hairspray that weighs it down and leaves it feeling really stiff.

Is this Sebastian Hairspray the answer to all our prayers?

Honestly I can't find anything inadequate about it. All the reviews I have read have been positively fabulous.

"It provides 24 hour hold even under extreme humidity conditions", Says a fan from totalbeauty.com.

Here are some positive comments from ladies using the hairspray:

  • Leaves no residue or white flakes.
  • No stickiness
  • No stiffness
  • Hair feels clean no matter how much you use.
  • Worth the price.
  • Can lasts a long time

Ingredients

Alcohol 152A, Isobutane, ethyl mer, glycerine, ethylhexyl, phenone-3, cyclomethileamidopropyl ethyl dimethyl lauramine isostearpanthenol, PEG-75 lanoline, lates/butylaminoethyl, dimethylstearamine, denat., hydroflourocarbon, ester of PVMMA copolymethoxycinnamate, benzocone, lactamide mea, linomonium ethosulfate, diate, aminomethyl propynol, octylacrylamide/acrymethacrylate copolymer, fragrance (parfum).

At the moment Sebastian Shaper Plus Hairspray is on offer, you can get 3 cans for around $30. Which is a little expensive than most other hairsprays, but a bargain for a Sebastian!

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Carol’s Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey Review | Frizz Control Natural Pomade

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Mimsoa Hair HoneyCarol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey is a all "natural" pomade, it is made to control frizzy hair and add luster. C.D is suitable for all hair types.

Although this product is made only of natural ingredients. One user says it may not be good for people that have pollen allergies, as it has an overwhelming floral scent.

Many reviews on makeupalley.com love the floral scent and say it lasts all day. One hair guru says, it is great for curly hair and defines each curl.

Ingredients

Corn Oil, Lavender, Rosemary, Nettles, Red Roses, Sage, Blue Malva, Marigolds, Red Clover, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Annatto Seeds, Alkanet Root For Color, Essential Oil Of Sweet Orange, Fragrance.

After reading the reviews for Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey I want to try it. This hair honey is most appealing to me because it is natural. I think everyone's hair needs a break from all the synthetic ingredients every once in a while.

Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey retails for around $16.50 (4oz), but can be found cheaper if you shop around a little.

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Jonathan Product Redo Freshen-Up Mist Review | Revitalizing Hair & Body Spray

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Jonathan Product Redo Freshen-Up MistJonathan Product, Redo freshen-Up Mist is a spray that can be used on skin or hair. It is designed to save you time on those slightly rushed days. Instead of having to wash your hair, just give it a spray with Redo and it should freshen up your luscious locks.

But does it really work?

Quite a lot of Redo users would agree that it does! Amanda from Columbia City says, it revives her frizzy/curly hair to be soft and beautiful. Other reviews on beauty.com say, Jonathan Product's Freshen-Up Mist has a great refreshing scent. One lady even said, it is brill for setting loose mineral make-up.

Violeta from New York used Redo and said it left her hair looking greasy and limp, so she had to wash it anyway. There are a few other people that have had these results too!

This might not be a good product for people who have greasy hair. As it may make it seem greasier. Many of the users that Redo didn't work for were those that have greasy hair.

I do like the fact that this Freshen-up mist doesn't have any alcohol, I'm sure all you Eco friendly ladies will be pleased with that too!

Ingredients

Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Hamamelis Virginiana, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract.

    If after reading this review you want to purchase Jonathan Product, Redo Fresh-Up Mist it retails from around $15. That's about average price for most hair products now-a-days.

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    Biosilk Silk Therapy Review | Heat Protection Serum To Help Smooth Hair

    Saturday, July 24th, 2010

    Biosilk Silk Therapy SerumBiosilk Silk Therapy is a serum that is designed to protect hair while using heat. It can be used on wet or dry hair. Many Biosilk users on Folica.com say, it can be used like a leave in conditioner.

    "Biosilk has made my once wavy and frizzy hair, Silky and manageable". Says Amanda from California, on Folica.com.

    Some other users say that Silk Therapy was recommended by their stylist. Another fan says, it may seem greasy when first applied, but it's absorbed into the hair after a couple of minutes.

    There are a lot of people who have commented on the high price of this product. Some think its worth it, while others say it's a waste of money.

    Anni says, "it is a horrid product that coats and suffocates the hair." Other unbelievers think it leaves the hair greasy or in some cases even dries it out. This product does contain alcohol which can cause hair to dry out.

    Ingredients

    Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, SD Alcohol 40-B, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Ester of Hydrolyzed Silk, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol,Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance). Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Gamma Methyl Ionone, Citronellol, Lilial, Hydroxy Citronellol, Geraniol, Eugenol

    Directions For Use

    To use correctly, Place a small amount of Silk Therapy in your palms, then apply to the tips and work up into the roots.

    Biosilk Silk Therapy is on sale ( the day this was written) for $10 (2.26oz) - $90 (34oz). Which is expensive compared to alot of other brands which have better results.

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    Original Moroccan Oil By Moroccan Oil Review | Helps Repair, Thicken & Smooth Damaged Hair

    Friday, July 23rd, 2010

    Moroccan OilTo be honest I had never heard of this Moroccan oil until today. Now I have done my research and read a lot of reviews, I want to try it!

    It is a oil that is designed to restore the natural shine and softness to damaged over styled hair.

    Moroccan oil comes from the fruits of a Argan tree, which is found in the south west of Morocco. It thrives in dessert like conditions. Moroccan women use this oil to condition their hair and skin. To help protect it from the harsh heat conditions.

    Most of the reviews from Amazon and Folica.com are very enthusiastic about this oil. Moroccan oil lovers say how their hair looks so much shinier, smoother and in some cases, it has even helped to thicken the hair.

    There are some users that don't care for it. They said it leaves their hair a bit greasy and didn't spread evenly throughout their hair. So some parts were smooth and frizz free while other sections were left greasy.

    To get the best results from the Moroccan oil, apply a dime sized amount to your palm, rub palms together and apply to just washed towel dried hair. Starting from the tips then working it in all over.

    Ingredients

    Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Argania Spinoza Kernel Oil (Argan Oil), Linseed (Linum Usitatissimum) Extract, Fragrance Supplement, D&C Yellow-11, D&C Red-17, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.

    This Moroccan Oil is expensive at around $20-$40 a bottle but most users think it's worth the price. Apparently it lasts a long time because not much is needed, say some Folica.com reviews.

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