Thursday, July 26, 2012

Anti-Frizz: When "Lightweight" is a GOOD thing.

I've been using the Frizz-Ease Sheer Solution for close to a month.
It's a bi-phasel system (two liquids in the bottle that you have to shake to activate/mix) that you use on wet or damp hair.
Here's their words: "This non-greasy, shake-to-activate formula fights frizz without weighing your hair down"
Here's my words: That's pretty accurate actually! I haven't noticed that much frizz fight, but I shower and wash my hair at night (most nights) and go to bed with it wet so no matter what I use (short of axl grease) I'm going to have some frizz in my morning hair. That being said, the texture, is extremely light and distributes quickly and as near as I can tell, evenly. I've used thick, sticky frizz fighters before with terrific results in anti-frizz but at the expense of my hair looking greasy. I'm happy that there's an alternative in the Sheer Solution. It doesn't have that heavy silicone feel the original John Frieda products have; so I would definitely recommend it for those who suffer from thin and fine locks.

This product was provided for review via BzzAgent. So I have no idea what the price point is or is going to be.

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Razor's Edge: Adequate?

Shaving. No matter the body part. Razors are the go-to.
I was given the opportunity to try out and review the BIC Soleil Savvy razors and while I can't rave about them; I will say they get the job done.
Here's their words: "The convenience of a disposable razor, now with the premium shave performance of a refillable cartridge system"
Here's my words: I liked the compact nature of the disposable razor; but frankly I'd have paid more for a better shave.

Again, the product was provided for review so I have no idea what the price point will be, but it's safe to assume it's going to be affordable. If you're looking for cheap and travel friendly, I say go for it! If you're not so much concerned with price, then keep these in mind for when you are.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Fall-ing for these colors (even in Summer).

I've got a new nail polish obsession.

China Glaze: The Hunger Games Collection colors in Foie Gras (left) and Dress Me Up (right).

Foie Gras is a plum-ish brown which sounds hideous, but looks lovely after two coats. More like a melted milk chocolate than duck, Foie Gras looks terrific on it's own or paired with a creamy-yellow-white or blue toned accent color. Don't be afraid to experiment! The color is rich but not goth.

Dress Me Up is a soft warm pink-brown. Now, in the picture it does appear more brown than pink, but in person I'd say it resembles a well worn ballet slipper. Muted, but by no means boring! Somewhere between neutral and professional.

Both colors have great color saturation, (I'm not a big fan of sheer washes on my nails unless the color is super neon bright or baby pink) two coats was all I needed. I don't see a problem with wearing these colors in any season. They feel very "grown-up"

Again, is my shopping destination of choice for my polishes. However I did my homework! I looked to for color swatches and options.

What do you think? Would you wear either of these?