Monday, May 23, 2011

product review: l'oreal sublime mousse hair dye

i LOVE foam hair dyes because application is so easy. before l'oreal came out with their sublime mousse hair dye, i was using the japanese foam hair dye (kao prettia) with OK results. i say "OK" only because prettia faded out quickly. so when l'oreal came out with their own foam hair dye, i was quick to try it. my favorite drugstore brand hair dye is l'oreal anyway (l'oreal preference).

the package comes with the typical applicator with developer, color, latex gloves, and a decent-sized tube of conditioner. i REALLY liked that they had PURE DARKEST BROWN as a color option since regular dark brown isn't always dark enough for me. i don't ever want to go black again either because black tends to become permanent if your hair is already porous from multiple chemical treatments -- like mine. no more color correction for me!

BEFORE PHOTO (3/9/11):

excuse my psychopathic expression. hahahaa as you can see, my hair was almost black @ the roots and medium brown everywhere else.
AFTER PHOTOS (3/13/11):

2.5 months later, my ponytail and my regular locks are still dark!

final words? LOVE this hair dye. it beats Prettia by FAR. if i rate this a 5, i'd rate prettia a 2. Nice n Easy also came out with a foam hair dye (which i bought but haven't tried), but it's going to be hard to beat this! L'oreal FTW!

Price: $9.99 (more or less)
Where to Buy:
markets, drug stores, Target, etc.
Overall Rating:
5/5 stars
may not work as well to cover grays.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

revlon super lustrous lipgloss

while i wait for the hubs to get ready for our dinner date, thought i'd post pics of my new lipgloss!

revlon super lustrous lipgloss is certainly not new but it's new for me... and i think i like it! goes on creamy like butta. looks and feels like MAC cremesheen. the color i'm wearing is 'peach petal.' good color to wear over your nekkid lips or nude lipstick -- totally kim k style! the more you put on, the more milky-pale it looks. i didn't want to look too pale, so i added a touch of liner to it.

btw - i'm not sure if you can see from this webcam pic, but i'm wearing MAC pearlglide pencil liner in 'industrial' on my lower lids. it's a bluish, shimmery liner. love it!

i'm also wearing nars 'deep throat' (can they make better names? geez.) on my cheeks. it's a nice soft pink that you can layer. foundation - nothing else but revlon colorstay! it's still my favvvv. my canvas starts with revlon colorstay foundation (for combination/oily) + MAC invisible set powder + MAC fix+.

Price: $4-8
Where to Buy: any drug store
Overall Rating: 4+/5 stars
Tip: reapply every 2 hrs or so. this is not a stay-put lipgloss.