Thursday, February 27, 2014

Updates Coming Soon

I need to apologize for I have been so busy.  Recently took my written state boards for cosmetology, which was hard but I ended up passing.  I also signed up for my first subscription box, wantable. We will see how it goes!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sephora Haul

It finally came!

Haul Includes:
Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Sorbet Creme
Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
Guerlain Shine Automatique Hydrating Lip in 260 Jardin De Bagatelle
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin in 01 Beige Pale
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 
Guerlain Meteorites Powder in 2 Clair
Laura Mercier Stick Gloss in Black Orchid
BI 500 Point - Balenciaga Set (Which I had to open right away just to see the scarf)
BI 100 Pt - Shiseido IBUKI Refining Moisturizer
Samples: YSL Rouge Pur Couture
Dior One Essential
Buxom Full on Lip Cream

Monday, February 17, 2014

Review: Matrix ExquisiteOil Shampoo and Condition

As some of you know, I am a stylist and therefore, I love to review hair products and try to lead people down the right path.  The one that I decided to review today is Matrix Exquisite Oil.

According to Matrix, the Exquisite Oil Line is described as "THIS IS SHINE REDEFINED. Bring hair back to life with deep replenishment. Unique in nature, this range caters to those seeking replenishment and exquisite shine. Luxurious formulas wrap around strands for ultimate protection and conditioning without compromising the desired style and finish." This line is supposed to be safe for all hair types including fine hair, which I will get to later on.  It is also safe for chemically treated hair.  Now, in this review, I will only be rating the shampoo and the conditioner, not any of the styling aids.  Also, this review is of my own opinion.  Results will vary depending on the person.

Matrix Micro-Oil Shampoo:
This is the shampoo of the Exquisite Oil line.  It is supposed to be moisturizing for the hair and light weight for all hair types.  Matrix describes it as nourishing and leaves hair silky and healthy looking.  For those who wish for the ingredients, they are: "Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Butaine, Sodium Chloride, Laureth-5, Carboxylic Acid, Cocomide Mipa, Amodimethicone, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum/Fragrance, Hexylene Gycol, Polyquaternuim-7, PEG-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol , PEG-60, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicylic Acid, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Coco nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Hydroxycitronellal, Amyl Cinnamal, Methyl Cocoate, Sodium Cocoate, Sodium Hydroxide, CI 19140/Yellow 5, CI 14700/Red 4, Citric Acid (F.I.L. 051929/2)".  So did it really live up to its claims.  I really wish it did.  When I used it within my hair (I have thick and very dense hair) it wasn't as moisturizing as I thought it would have been.  It weighed down my curls and yet, did not provide any moisture. My hair also became rather tangled and my hair rarely ever tangles.  The worse part about it was the scalp.  Now, I seriously wanted to give this product a chance and I should have known that Sodium Laureth wasn't my friend.  I was hoping that maybe, my scalp would be okay with using it, especially with the moisture that this product claims that it had. Nope.. my scalp hated it. After one wash, my scalp was so dried out. I felt myself always scratching at it, trying my best in order to try my best in order to control the dryness that the product has caused. I wish it wouldn't have done it but it did and it made me fearful with trying the conditioner but, I tried it and my review of it is below.

Matrix Oil Creme Conditioner:
I had hoped for this, due to the problems of the shampoo.  Matrix claims that this product restore manageability to the hair. It is also supposed to help with detangling the hair.  One thing while looking over the ingredients that is an alarm for me is the fact that is mineral oil in it. Now, I don't know about anyone else but I really don't find mineral oil an ExquisiteOil.  I would only be disappointed once more when it was placed on my hair.  Again, it was thick and heavy, weighing down my curl.  Also, it did not help to detangle my hair, only made it worse. I am one of those who loves hair oil (my hair loves it too) but this product was seriously troublesome for me.

I haven't tried any of the other products but just by trying these, it makes me weary of them. I wouldn't personally suggest these products to anyone unless your hair is extremely damaged or thick.

How do you like this product? Do you recommend it to others?  Also, do you have any hair products that you love? Let me know!

Huge Sephora Haul Coming Soon

I just made a big Sephora haul with a lot of big name brands.  As for me, I will not be revealing what I got - since I think it I will be revealing it whenever it comes. Look out for it, everyone, for there are a lot of new products coming to house.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Updates to Blog

As you can see, I made some updates to my blog as well as made myself a background (yay, go me!).  Tomorrow, I should be able to get up a review for the Nars brush but right now, I think I am going to relax. :D