Friday, 21 September 2012

My Favorite Haircare Products!

Terax: Crema Ultra-Moisturizing Daily Conditioner
This Italian-made conditioner has totally transformed the state of my hair. I got this based on reviews I had seen online and In a magazine I read that Kate Beckinsale swears by it. So I thought I would try it out to tend to my increasingly dry and drab locks. It did not dissapoint! This conditioner nourishes my hair so thoroughly, giving me beautiful shiny, soft-to-the- touch tresses! I usually leave it in my hair for 10 to 15 minutes while Im in the shower, but for an extra moisture surge I'll leave it in for 30-45 mins and just put a shower cap on to lock in the heat,  then rinse out. It doubles as a hair mask! It does not weigh down my hair at all like some super rich conditioners that I've tried. Out of all my hair care products this is my #1 staple for keeping my hair in healthy, shiny top shape condition! I usually leave it in my hair for 10 to 15 minutes while Im in the shower, but for an extra moisture surge I'll leave it in for 30-45 mins and just put a shower cap on to lock in the heat,  then rinse out. It doubles as a hair mask! For textbook ultra-silky locks this conditioner is the solution!
Where to buy? Amazon
                          Some Salons

It's a 10: miracle leave-in Product
      I was quite skeptical at first that this product claimed to do 10 things all at once. But having used  it now regularly for the past few months, I can totally conquer that it is all its cracked up to be. This was my hairs saviour during the summer months where I was constantly going swimming and in desperate need of a detangler. But detangling is just one thing this product does amazingly! It also repairs dry hair, adds shine, controls frizz, seals color, prevents breakage, prevents split ends, creates silkiness, enhances natural body, and protects from heat. I find whenever I use this my hair is waaaay more managable and easy to style once its dried, my dry ends are nourished, my hair is shiny and flouncy, and my locks are super-soft run-your-fingers-through-it hair! The bottle can be misleading, it looka like it would be a liquid product but it is actually more like a serum, light-cream in a spray bottle. I spray it all through my towel-dried hair concentrating on the ends, then I comb it through. I also love the smell, its a fruity-fresh clean smell! This is the ultimate leave in conditioner, as it does way more than just condition, it prevents breakage, prepares your hair for the heat, and provides silky managebilty all in one bottle! 
                                                 Where to buy? Amazon
                                                                     Some Salons

                                       Bumble and Bumble Let it Shine Spray
     I was thrilled to see this product come out, as I am a huge fan of bumble and bumble! I use to love their 'Brilliantime' styling cream, which smells just like this spray! This shine spray is a gorgeous solution for shiny locks, the only things is you have to be careful how you use it. Now I purchased this from sephora and before I got it I read some mixed reviews. I think that this product should not be sprayed directly on to hair! Counter-intuitive I know seeing as its in a spray bottle BUT If you want just the perfect amount of shine just spritz 1-2 times on your palms, rub them together, then work through the ends of your hair and finish of patting down any flyaways. This works perfect for me, and it doesn't leave my hair looking greasy at all! Now this stuff is potent so I can see why if people were spraying straight from the bottle they probably would have more tendancy towards greasy-splotch territory. But if you work it in with your hands you get a much more even distribution of product and the perfect amount of shine to your 'do!
                                               Where to buy? Amazon

                                     Bumble and Bumble Quenching Complex
This product is an oldie but goodie for me. I have used this quenching complex many a time to nourish and revitalize my dry and drab ends. It works beautifully! I love the creamy texture, I feel like my hair just drinks it all in, and I love the way it makes my ends feel like brand new! This is a fabulous product for those with super dry ends that need a boost. I absolutely love the Bumble and Bumble Quenching line, I use to have the shampoo and conditioner which I went through. The conditioner in this line is amazing! This quenching complex does exactly what it says it does; quenches my dry and damged hair! One other reason I adore this product, other than the fact that it works swimmingly, is that it smells divine! It smells so fresh and clean, with a hint of sophistication that I can only describe as a just-from-the-salon smell! 
                                             Where to buy? Amazon

                                            Tresseme Frizz Shield Hair Spray
This hairspray is just simply a fantastic hair spray, that manages to lock out frizziness, without leaving my hair crunchy or stiff. I usually style my hair straight with a flat iron, but as my hair is quite dry and naturally curly, if I encounter any amount of humidity or rain it usually goes quickly from straight to pouffy within minutes! This Hairspray helps prevent that process and even on no-humidity days, it keeps my flyaways at bay. I love using this hairspray for going out at night because it prevents frizziness, without giving me helmet hair. It allows my hair to be flouncy and move naturally. And it smells beautiful, like a fruity/floral shampoo or conditioner, nothing like your traditional hairspray! I've actually styled my hair with this and been completely without perfume and my boyfriend commented on how nice I smelled! Which is always a plus! This is deffinetly my go to hairspray, because it doesn't crunch-ify my hair, it locks out frizz, and it smells like a beautiful fruity-floral perfume!
                                               Where to buy?  Drugstore (Walgreens, CVS, Kinney's etc.)

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Eva Longoria Makeup Look

Products Used:
-Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer 'Nude'
- Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette
-Burjois Healthy Balance Unifying Powder 'Vanille'
-Victorias Secret Baked Bronzer 'Glowing'
-Victorias Secret Highlighter 'Next to Nude'
-Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeshadow Pencil 'Rehab-
- Urban Decay Naked Palette ('Sidecar', 'Halfbaked', 'Buck', 'Darkhorse', 'Smog', 'Creep')
-Urban Decay 24/7 Liner 'Zero'
-Maybelline Full'n' soft Mascara
-Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
-Too Faced lip liner 'Perfect Nude'
-Inglot Sleek Cream Lip gloss '97'
-Lancome Juicy Tube 'Spring Fling'

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Keira Knightly Makeup Look

Products Used
Laura Mercier compact Tinted Moisturizer 'Nude'
Pupa Baked Face Powder 'Med'
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Orgasm Blush
Mac Paintpot 'Constructivist'
Nars Eyeshadow Duo 'Isolde'
Inglot Eyeshadow '465'
Victorias Secret Eyeshadow 'Between the Sheets'
Dior Amber Diamond Shimmer Powder
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner 'zero'
Pixi Natural Brow Duo 'Med Brown'
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara 
Beauty UK Lip Lust 'Sweet Sixteen'
Mac Fix +

Disney's Hollywood Studios Inspired Makeup

Products Used:
 Laura Mercier Compact Tinted Moisturizer 'Nude'
Pupa Baked Face Powder 'Med'
88 Shimmer Palette
Urban Decay Concealer Pencil 'NSA'
Nyx Glitter Liner 'Crystal'
Maybelline Full n' Soft Mascara 'Black'
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner 'Perversion'
Maybelline Clear Mascara (brow gel)
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Orgasm Blush
Revlon Balmstain 'Cherish'
Estee Lauder Lipgloss 'Pink Bungalow