Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hair Me Out!

So let's talk about hair shall we?

I'm very picky about what I use on my hair because it took me a long time to get it healthy again.. So here's what has been working for me.. And what hasn't..

*Note: All TRESemme products have been sent to me by the company and I did not purchase them with my own money

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 Lush Rehab Shampoo

When it comes to my hair, I much prefer natural products.. And Rehab is just that.. It gives me clean hair without the extra chemicals other shampoos have.. It's non-drying & the smell is ok.. Herbally..

Would I Re-Purchase? Definitely!

Lush Big Shampoo
I use this salt based shampoo once a week and I LOVE what it does to my fine hair.. It gives it volume and lightness that feels absolutely amazing! The trick is to only use this once or twice a week as it can dry out your hair.. But it's an absolute must-have!

Would I Re-Purchase? Again and again

TRESemme Anti Hair Fall Shampoo

You know how some shampoos make your hair kind crispy and hard that you feel the NEED to apply conditioner afterwards? Well this doesn't do that.. It lathers up really nicely and makes your hair smooth.. Well in the shower at least.. After a month of using just this shampoo I felt that my hair was drier and frizzier than usual.. Maybe it's the amount of chemicals in this.. But I couldn't continue using it.. And as for the hair fall, this did nothing for it..

Would I Purchase? Nope

Liante Apple Shampoo For Normal Hair

Another favourite of mine.. I have to always have this in my shower.. Even if I'm trying out other shampoos.. As this never fails me.. Smells amazing.. Leaves hair clean and fresh.. Only problem is that I can only find it at my Jean Paul Salon in Dubai.

Would I Re-Purchase? Absolutely!

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Tresemme Anti Hair Fall Conditioner

This wasn't as bad as the shampoo.. It worked pretty well as a conditioner.. Doesn't smell bad either.. Got nothing bad to say about it..

Would I Purchase? Probably not only because I love my current conditioner more

Liante Pineapple Conditioner for Damaged Hair
This I absolutely love! It's my favourite conditioner.. Makes my hair super smooth and smells amazing.. I've bought so many bottles of this already..

Would I Re-Purchase? Already have and always will

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Fekkai Protein Rx Anti-Breakage Treatment Masque

First this that needs to be mentioned about this product is that it smells AMAZING! This makes my hair so soft and untangled.. A really great deep hair conditioner..   

Application: After I shampoo my hair, I skip the conditioner and I apply this on the lower part of my hair.. Never on the top as it can make your hair oily.. I put my hair up and leave it on for at least 3 minutes before I wash it of..

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes!

TRESemme Hair Mask for Extra Dry Brittle Hair

 Hmmm I had hopes for this product but it didn't do much for my hair at all.. I didn't like the smell.. It didn't hydrate my hair as well as other masks have..

Application: Same as the Fekkai Masque

Would I Re-Purchase? No

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Lush R&B Hair Moisturizer

Love love love this product! I did mention this product my previous Lush post here.. This totally kept my hair healthy.. I used to NEED a trim every month, but since I started using this, I don't need to get a trim as frequently as it keeps my ends moisturized and healthy..

Application: I use this when I get out of the shower while my hair is damp.. Not wet.. Concentrating on the lower part of my hair

Would I Re-Purchase? Of course!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Now this is one of the most effective hair savers! After religiously using this for over 6 months my hair thanked me! It left my ends healthy and shiny..

Application: I apply this on damp hair to the ends only! And once your hair is dry, there is zero oil residue and the ends look defined and just lovely!

Would I Re-Purchase? Always

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TRESemme Heat Defence

Love the ease of use of this product.. I spray this on wet hair and I go on with my styling confident enough that my hair is protected.. Smells lovely too!

Would I Purchase? I will

TRESemme Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

This is an amazing spray! It held my curls for days without making them crispy or eeky.. Really good hair spray for those who are looking for something that keeps your hair looking natural and hairspray-free ;)

Would I Purchase? Yes Yes!

What are some of your favourite hair products?

Monday, October 17, 2011

Review: UNE 100% Mineral Foundation

I love the whole concept of mineral makeup.. I love that they don't harm the skin as much as other cosmetics do.. The first mineral foundation I've tried is Bareminerals.. And as much as I love it.. I just had to give UNE a try...


- Light to Medium coverage
- Blends really well that it looks like you're not wearing makeup
- Doesn't accentuate pores or dryness
- Gives a beautiful glow
- Feels super light


I really enjoy applying this with my Sephpra Mineral Powder Brush in #45

Who Will Like This?

- Anyone who wanted to love Baremineral foundation but it just didn't work for them because of breakouts, dryness or pores
- Anyone who is looking for a very light-weight foundation
- Anyone who loves their foundation to add that little bit of a glow to their complexion

Who Won't Like This?

- Anyone who isn't a huge fan of powder foundations

My Final Thoughts: I LOVE this powder a lot more than my Bareminerals.. It doesn't accentuate my pores the way Bareminerals does.. In fact, it actually blurs them out! It also brightens up my face in a really natural and healthy way.. Been really enjoying this powder heaps! I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a mineral powder foundation..

Would I Re-Purchase? Definitely!

What's your favourite Mineral Foundation?
Have you tried anything from UNE?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

MAC Concealers: Studio Finish vs. Pro Longwear

I'm always struggling with concealer.. All I want is a full coverage concealer for both my under eye area and my face.. Seriously, is that too much to ask for?

I expressed my love for the MAC Studio Finish concealer here.. Loved that it's full coverage without looking TOO cakey.. However, I totally forgot that once upon a time, before my lovely sweet sister stole it, I really enjoyed MAC Pro Longwear concealer.. So re-purchased it.. And here are my thoughts on both..

Studio Finish

- SPF35
- Full Coverage
- Easy to blend
- Thick consistency
- Can look cakey and drying if too much is applied
- Slight creasing occurs when used under the eyes
- Dark circles and acne scars start to slowly re-appear during the day
- Must be powdered

Pro Longwear

- Medium coverage
- Liquid formula
- Easy to blend
- Dries to a matte finish
- Doesn't need to be powdered
- Doesn't budge all day
- Never looks cakey
- No creasing when used under the eyes
- Dries quickly so you have to work fast with it


My Final Thoughts: Although it doesn't give as much coverage, the Pro Longwear has become my new favourite concealer for it's long lasting power, brightening effect and ease of use as you don't need to blend it as much the Studio Finish.. I love that at the end of the day, my dark circles are not peeking through.. Really amazing concealer.. I also love it for my face.. It blends in to my skin so beautifully..

What's your favourite MAC concealer?

Friday, October 7, 2011

Review: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick

If there's anything that Bobbi Brown does, it's that she delivers! Yes, I may have dissed her corrector & creamy concealer, which I did like but hated how it creased on me, I still think that Bobbi has a lot of great products to offer.. And her foundation stick is just that... great!


- Creamy
- Blends beautifully
- Medium coverage
- Luminous finish
- MUST apply powder on top as it can get a bit greasy during the day
- Not very light-weight... It does feel like you're wearing foundaiton
- Good lasting power
- Photographs well
- Not much product for the price you're paying
- Travel friendly


- I like applying this from the stick straight to my face then blend it out with my Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki Brush as it gives more coverage that way

Who Would Like This?

- People with Dry skin.. Combination skin types can get away with wearing this as well 
- Anyone who is looking for an easy way of applying foundation
- Anyone who is looking for a foundation that gives a beautiful finish to the skin as well as photograph well
- Those who love a dewy finish

Who Wouldn't Like This?

- People with VERY oily skin as it can feel a bit greasy
- Anyone who prefers a Matte finish

My Final Thoughts: I find that this is one of those foundations that look better after 15-30mins of wearing it when it really melts on the skin and gives it that beautifully glowy look.. Everytime I wear it, my sister asks me what I have on! Only issue I have with this is that it can feel a bit heavy on the skin.. But a great foundation to have for sure!

Would I Re-Purchase? Yes.

Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation or any other stick foundation before?

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