Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Zoya Nail Polish – Kristen

Spring is here and to celebrate this long awaited season we tend to wear pretty pastels. I never really like wearing pastel colored clothing or makeup. Don’t get me wrong, I like the candy colors during spring, but I just can’t pull it off. I really wanted to try the pastel trend so decided to start off small and used pastel colors on my nails. I decided to try Kristen, which is soft pale blue from Zoya Feel Collection.  I love how soft the color was and I can’t wait try the other pastel colors. I also liked how my polish lasted a whole week before it started chipping.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Indie Lee - Lemongrass Citrus Body Wash

Photo Credit - India Lee

In a never ending battle to make my skin care regime greener while keeping my skin healthy, I came across this widely recommended natural body wash. I liked the refreshing lemongrass and citrus scent and how it revitalized me during my morning shower.  Formulated without the icky parabens, phthalates and sulfate, it left my skin soft and lightly scented. However, I noticed it didn’t lather very well and I did have to use a lot more body wash to make sure everywhere was nice and clean. I also would recommend following up with a moisturizer as my skin felt a bit dry about an hour later.

Head and Shoulders Dry Scalp Care

Photo credit - Head and Shoulders

The warm scent of cinnamon and hot chocolate floating in the air makes me excited knowing winter is near. But Mother Nature is not the only one that has white flakes falling in the winter. The only thing I dread about winter is the harsh toll it takes my skin and scalp. When my scalp needs TLC, I always turn to Head and Shoulders and have never been disappointed. Not only is my hair soft, silky and shiny but my scalp no longer has those pesky white flakes. The scent of the shampoo is fresh so it can be for both genders.

LaLicious Moisturizing Body Scrub - Sugar Kiss

Photo Credit - Laliclious
As seasons change our skin need the occasional scrub down. Body scrubs is one of best way to remove dull skin. I was bit hesitant in trying LaLicious body scrub because the name sounds a bit childish, but now I am in love. But don’t be fooled by the name, this is one top notch product. The scrub made my skin silky smooth and soft.  My skin was hydrated and well moisturized. The scent was sweet and the soft scent lingers.  The only thing that was a bit disappointing was that the scrub was hard to rub into my skin. It took quite an effort to rub in the scrub into my skin. Other than that, I recommend taking a look at this body scrub.

Macadamia Natural Oil – Healing Oil Treatment

Photo Credit - Folica.com

It seems once, one company makes a hit product every company is trying to release their own version of that product. Five years ago, if you asked me if I used hair oil, I would have been mildly offended thinking you are asking if I use Rogaine or some “natural” remedy to cure my hair problems. Now, hair oil treatments are mainstream and the name no longer carries a negative meaning [well at least not for me anymore]. As much as I like the Moroccan oil, I wanted to see what else the market had to offer [a typical makeup lover that always want more J]. Like all the other oil treatments it promises to reduce drying time and improving hair quality. Along with providing UV protection and when added to hair dye prior to application it extends the life of the dye job [I haven’t tried this yet..I am giving my hair a break from the dye jobs]. My hair became soft and shiny. The only downside is that when I applied this oil to my newly washed hair it became really greasy.