Glamour Puss 5: 'Tis the Season to be (a) Hottie......

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Scintillation

    Scintillation New Member

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    I've also heard of issues with Wen users experiencing hair loss after several months of usage, but I've been using the DevaCurl No Poo for over 8 months now and I have the same amount of hair shedding that I did when I was using sulfate shampoos.
    And scrubbing is important because that action is key to picking up all the excess dirt, oil, and product build up on the scalp. I actually went as Ursula for Halloween and used a bunch of silver and white hairspray on my head, and I was able to get all of it off the next day with my NoPoo and lots of scrubbing.
    And I'm sure this question has been asked before, but does anyone have a favorite dark spot correcting product? I recently had a huge zit on my cheek and it has left a scar. I've tried some products but I was curious to see if anyone had any recommendations.
     
  2. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I was introduced to this hair product this week. I love it! My keratin treatment has been wearing out and the hair was getting into its old funk--frizzy and dry but I was hesitant to book another treatment--expensive but also, my hair was kinda dull after the last few treatments. Plus I am starting to miss my natural wave.

    This product solves the dullness, dryness and frizziness problem beautifully. And at this price, which isn't cheap, it's still a better deal than keratin at a salon. Two pumps every 2 days after washing/conditioning is all I need. Check it out, oh frizzy ones! Silky, smooth and shiny hair we all want. I could do with a little less scent or a more subtle and natural one but oh well, still a really good product.
     
  3. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    The reason that users of Wen (and other sulfate free products) lose their hair is because they don't scrub enough.
     
  4. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

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    Can you explain the purpose of scrubbing the scalp? I have always done it but I thought everyone did. I use Giovanni products (the Direct Leave In conditioner is the best detangler ever and I hVd course curly hair!) and DevaCurl No-Poo about once every 6 weeks.
     
  5. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    The sulfates (as I understand it) are what lift the dirt and oil and stuff off your scalp, so if you are using a shampoo that doesn't have sulfates, you need to make sure you are scrubbing the scalp to remove that stuff. Otherwise, the pores get clogged and bad stuff starts to happen.
     
  6. Evilynn

    Evilynn ((Swedish skating dudes))

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    Cool! :) Atomic Pink is the pink that *really* refuses to budge, so I hope you enjoyed the result! :lol: I'm currently going back to Hot Lava by Special Effects, since the repeat henna-ing is making my hair way too dark. There's nothing wrong with cherry coke coloured hair, but it doesn't really work with my complexion. I'm putting the sfx over the top of my natural hair + the henna, so it won't go overly bright though.
     
  7. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    I dyed my dark blond hair a dark brown and now I'm in serious need of a product to darken my eyebrows to match. I don't want to tint them, I'd rather use a pencil or powder or something. Any suggestions?
     
  8. Habs

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    Benefit makes a great brow pencil, as well as a brow gel. Both are available in generic "blonde" and "brown." I use the brown in both (I love them!) and they're very lightly pigmented. It might be similar to what you're looking for.
     
  9. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    So now that Tarte has been naughty again and repackaged their TM, I ventured out into the world of BB cream. As mentioned previously, I got cornered by a Nordstrom Bobbi Brown lady who put their BB cream on me in Medium. I liked it--it's thicker, creamier than the TM, melts into my skin well. I got a Sephora gift card for the holidays (my peeps know me well!) and used it to get it online. I like that it's SPF 35 vs. Tarte that only had 20.

    What is your favorite BB cream, glamour pusses?
     
  10. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    Well, I'm annoyed that just when I'm leaving on a long trip and need small-size Lancome thingys, their only GWP is at Saks and requires spending $80. Oh well, I need more Visionnaire anyway and I think I'll invest in a mascara. They still make the best mascaras out there as far as I'm concerned but I usually don't spend the money.
     
  11. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    What is so good about their mascaras, I'd like to know? No offense to Cyn, but I don't get the hype about Lancome mascaras. My favorite mascara has been discontinued (of course!) so I am back to same ole Clinique High Impact. I loved (was it Tarte mascara?) with little hairs that stuck to your lashes and made them crazy big but oh well. Will check out the Lights Camera Action one.
     
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  12. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Clinique, but I am open to trying others. I can't wear it alone; I have to put powder over it, or I'm shiny. :)
     
  13. beepbeep

    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    Speaking of Visionnaire, how am I supposed to use it?
    My new bottle of Génifique came with a free sample of it (along with Génifique moisturizer and eye cream :cheer2:)
     
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  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    My friend the cosmetic dermatologist has been giving me samples of the SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. This stuff smells pretty bad, like BO at best but it heals any blemishes fast, overnight although it is not advertised to do so. I haven't used it regularly to see the full supposed re-juvinating effect but am curious. It's super pricey as you can see.
     
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I reached for Clinique but the Nordstrom lady steered me away from it for some reason.
     
  16. topaz

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    I don't have a BB cream IceAlisa as I have a deep skin tone and basically there are no companies that make BB creams in my shade. However, this is changing soon. Iman Cosmetics is coming out with a BB cream for those of us who are of tan, dark and deep complexion. I think Iman may have hit upon a gold mine because it comes in six or seven shades for WOC. In my opinion Iman is the BEST drugstore brand for makeup. Her "Sand" category is for those of medium to tan skin tones(asian and latin), "Clay" is for tan/dark complexions(mediterranean, latin, South American, Indian, Central Asian, Bi or Multi-racial) and "Earth" is for women with dark to deep skin tones(African, African American, Carribean, South American, West Indies).

    Recent Makeup Purchases -
    Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color, YSL Chrono quad palette in Arctic Nights, MAC Lipstick, Makeup Forever Aqua Creams and MAC Paint Pots.

    Bobbi Brown has two fantastic collections so far this month:' Bright Collection and Red/Pink Collection and Shadow Sticks.
     
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  17. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    I use the Visionanaire at night after cleansing and before moisturizer. I think it really did/does make a difference. But the price of that and the Genifique is so high, I substituted the Olay Regenerist serum in the morning for the Genifique, and I see no difference. (At a third of the price.)
     
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  19. skategal

    skategal Bunny slave

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    I tested a bunch. High end, medium end, low end and the winner was Maybelline.

    Shade #2 matches my skin perfectly, it has SPF of 20 and it only costs 9 bucks. How can you beat that? lol!
     
  20. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I am glad it works for you! Will take a look. :)
     
  21. Andora

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    I love the maybelline bb cream. I'm on my third container already. Finally a makeup I can wear every day that doesn't do my skin damage. It's not super thick but I find it's too easy to get that heavy mask look if I'm in a hurry in the morning, which I usually am.
     
  22. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i like the olay cc cream better than any bb cream i've tried. dont ask me how they are different, i have no idea.
     
  23. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    Ugh, I am just starting to get a handle on BB creams and now we are on to CC. What is CC cream?
     
  24. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i said dont ask me but the cc stands for color correcting. i'd describe it as a tinted moisturizer w some nice skin care properties.
     
  25. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    Thanks, I did notice that my pores and fine lines (I'm 32 and stay out of the sun, so luckily I don't have much going on on my face) get better immediately with Visionnaire, but I don't have enough for a long term treatment.
    So I'll stick with Génifique for now. Not that I'm complaining, my skin gets SO much better with it after using it for 30 days straight.
     
  27. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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  28. Scintillation

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    Ohhhh, I'd like to try that. I have the Origins BB cream and has a really nice feel to it, but it does look a little orange on me. And I have the lightest shade.
     
  29. skatemommy

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    ok, my latest ionic ceramic blow dryer (cheap Revlon from Walgreen's) blew a fuse in my house last night. Hubby is furious and so I'm ready to spend some $ on a decent hair dryer that will get the job done fast and smooth. We have an Ulta here in town but not much more than Sally's or Mally's beauty supply. My last hair dryer also did some electronic damage to another bathroom and he would rather I not burn the house down on the way to smooth hair. Suggestions?
     
  30. vesperholly

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    If you don't mind spending $$, I love my T3 (got it secondhand). They go for about $175-200.