Friday, November 30, 2012

Review - Prive Concept Verte Foaming Shampoo

Enriched with Amazon açai and babassu oil, Privé Concept Vert # 101 rejuvenates hair with antioxidants and strengtheners as it gently nourishes and cleanses. This paraben and sulfate free, high-yield formula expands into a rich, creamy foam that leaves the hair feeling and looking shiny and healthy. Color safe.

I just love Prive's products.  The quality is so high end, but the prices are affordable.  With their can reuse program, they are able to recycle and stay environmentally friendly with consumers help.

I was a little nervous with the whole idea of a foam shampoo.  I never tried one before.  This is a gentle paraben nd sulfate free formula that is safe for colored locks.  The foam is rich and thick.  It amazed me how simple it was to use.  Every inch of my shoulder length hair was covered with a little dollop of product. 

The best part is that it left my hair soft and shiny with no tangles.  I have the small 2.5 oz bottle which is great for traveling.  You won't have to worry about spilling.  You can take back the cans to a Prive salon to have them refilled or send them back to be reused. 

I absolutely love this foam shampoo.  This is a keeper!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review- L'Occitane Amber Eau de Toilette

A true Mediterranean fragrance. When the sun is slowly setting above the Mediterranean shore, cistus plants fill the air with their delicious ambered perfume. Distilled by perfumers from Grasse, France, these shrubs release a resin with an intense amber aroma - providing strength and sensuality to every fragrance. Amber Eau de Toilette captivates with its oriental, ambered and woody notes. $48

Being highly picky about what scents and perfumes I wear, I can absolutely say that I really love this Amber Eau de Toilette by L'Occitane. It's my favorite scent - rich and woody with oriental notes, and a nice touch of ambered layers. It smells so beautiful and elegant, as well as bold and sensual at the same time. I'm impressed that the fragrance comes in an affordable price range, as it smells highly luxurious and sophisticated. I would definitely recommend this Amber Eau de Toilette to someone who likes an expressive and mysterious, warm scent that lingers smoothly like a cologne or perfume. If you're searching for a classic fall/winter scent, this L'Occitane Amber Eau de Toilette is a most worthy contender to me.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Review- Motives by Loren Ridinger 10 Years Younger Makeup Setting Spray

Primary Benefits of Motives® 10 Years Younger Makeup Setting Spray $29.95: 

Helps reduce makeup slippage into pores, lines, wrinkles or scars 
Keeps makeup looking flawless day and night 
Fewer required touchups throughout the day Saves up to 50% of makeup usage 

When it comes to looking younger, even if it's taking 10 years away ;) , I'm all for it! I'm pretty happy with at least 3-5 years though and this makeup setting spray surely does not add any more years. I'm not sure if I actually *look* like I'm in my early 20s, but using this spray and looking like I'm in my 20s is good enough for me! It does work, especially to keep my makeup set all day and soften fine lines smoothly. Every now and then I'll catch my reflection in the mirror and it does look like my skin is hydrated and glowing - even if subtly- it's something I can notice. As a beauty tool, I think this is great for any makeup enthusiast to have in their kits. Upon spraying the mist, my skin had that flushed and youthful radiance. Throughout the rest of the day, I just notice that my makeup application remained firmly set and any signs of aging (which tend to creep up by the end of the day) remained ever more elusive and not as apparent. For makeup perfectionists and anti-aging devotees, this is a wonderful spray to keep on hand, your skin and age will appreciate you for it!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Review- Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel

Description: Our Refreshing Facial Wash Gel leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and revived, plus it's a perfect blend of our purest possible skin loving ingredients with an added vitamin. $6.99
1 Added Vitamin
Pro-Vitamin B5 known to help restore, soften and smooth
No Soap

Non Drying

No Dyes

No Artificial Perfumes

No Harsh Irritants t
o upset skin  

Dermatologist tested 

I'm quickly growing fond of the entire Simple Skin Care Line. I especially love (and can't go without) this Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel. It does all that I'm looking for in a purifying gel cleanser at an incredible value. After some recent sensitive-skin breakouts, using this cleanser has not only maintained a healthy glowing skin for me, but also alleviated any further irritations. From using this, I can say that my skin looks brighter and fresher, and softer and more natural as well. As someone with sensitive and  combination skin, I find that this facial wash somehow cleanses my skin very deeply and thoroughly without drying out the skin, yet making it purer and more balanced in the process! I'm in awe too, especially since I'm so accustomed to dealing with a variety of skin needs, and not yet being able to cover them all in one product. Not anymore, this Refreshing Facial Wash Gel has completely won me over! The only downside I've noticed is that it does take a little longer to rinse off and does not remove heavy eye-makeup, but that is only a small complaint when everything else gets it so right!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Review - Priti Yacht Week in Croatia Nail Polish

DESCRIPTION: 342 - Painters Pallete (Perylene maroon)


Butyl Acetate an organic compound common used as a solvent. Colorless, soluble found in many types of fruit. Such as red apples and used as flavoring in candy, and baked goods. It also has the sweet smell of banana.

Ethyl Acetate an organic compound has a pungent smell like pear drops. It is colorless and used as a solvent.

Nitrocellulose a long lasting film forming agent derived from cellulose.

Acetyl Tributyl Citrate colorless non-toxic liquid used as a food adadative.

Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer intermediate for the synthesis of surface coating in dyes and adhesives.

Isopropyl Alcohol the non-toxic alternative to formaldehyde

Stearalkonium Hectorite a thickening agent to make sure all the glitter doesn't sink to the bottom.

Adipic Acid/Fumaric Acid/Phthalic Acid/Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer an organic compound used as a food flavorrant ingredient found in mushrooms, and lichen.

Citric Acid obtained from citrus fruits. All colors are FDA approved.  $13.50 each

I fell in love with Priti NYC when I tried their soy nail polish remover.  I was excited to try the Yacht Week in Croatia Fall 2012 collection in Painter's Pallete.  Deep colors such as this are perfect for the holiday season. 

The bottle comes with the beautiful Priti NYC logo flower on it.  Its just dainty and sweet.  I love Priti for being very girly.  The formula is thick and very consistent. You could get away with one coat.  If you go for two, make sure you have ample time to dry.  I wore for three days before I saw any chips.  This is a darker shade so wear a base coat and for longer wear, use a top coat. 

The line is enviromentally friendly and the formula is even FDA approved.  If you like variety and daintiness, I would suggest giving Priti a try.  You will fall in love just like I did!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review- L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream

Enriched with Shea Butter, this creamy and non-greasy moisturizer nourishes and protects hands, leaving them delicately scented. Contains cherry extract from Luberon, Provence. $10

It seems the season of dry-hands has returned! What I love about this L'Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream is that the shea butter component provides instant, immediate relief, leaving my skin feeling silkier and smoother upon application. It dries nicely and smoothly all around and is not too thick or heavy on the hands. Great for those of us who are impatient with hand creams. I personally love quality scents and this Cherry Blossom fragrance is sweet and delicate at the same time. It's strong enough, but also uplifting for me. If you like sweet, fruity fragrances, especially with hints of cherry, and are looking for a hand cream that definitely works, this L'Occitane cream delivers highly in scent and smoothness!