- LaurieB » See my profile
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- Reviews: 4
Great applicator, good price, but beware ... "light blonde" is not light blonde!
I had my hair lightened for my wedding and after we got back from the honeymoon, I wanted to avoid going back to the salon as long as possible ... wedding debt, ya know. So, $2 off coupon in hand, I went to Target and bought this product in shade 9 -- light blonde. I found it pretty easy to use and it's done in 15 minutes. BUT ... it wasn't a great shade match for my lightened, ash-blonde hair. It was, in fact, pretty reddish, more like a strawberry blonde, and not very light, either. In other shades, it might be a better match for most people, I don't know. I'm not totally dissatisfied ... it's closer to my lightened shade than my roots were, and it's not a super-drastic difference ... also, it was $5 after the coupon, and saved me from another $60 salon visit. But they should offer more shades so you can get a closer match.
August 26, 2010
Great scent, great value!
I try other bath products for variety, but buy this one (and the Brazilian one) pretty frequently. It moisturizes well and without any greasy or oily feel, provides lots of luxurious lather, and smells GREAT. The Moroccan scent is very sensual, definitely on the oriental/spicy side. It actually -- oddly -- reminds me a little of the smell of exotic hardwoods, yet with enough floral overtones that it's still ultra-feminine. The Brazilian scent is also exotic, but more straightforward, powdery/floral with a touch of citrus. It leaves my skin soft and smooth, though I do still need moisturizing lotion on my legs afterwards sometimes in the dead of winter or hottest part of the summer. I also use it occasionally for shaving, because it cuts down on skin irritation and gives a closer shave yet rinses off the razor easily. I love that the scents are unusual and seem like something you'd find in a really pricey bath product, yet this costs just four dollars a bottle.
September 3, 2008
Why, oh why, would ANYONE pair a "volumizing" mascara formula with an itty bitty, wimpy brush? Thick, plush brushes work best for thickening mascaras. Period. (Think Maybelline Full 'n Soft, which I'd give about an 8/10 to). I wish cosmetic companies would stop trying to think outside the box and hyper-innovate. Sometimes the most traditional approach is traditional for a reason ... it WORKS. They think they're breaking new ground, but they're just pitching gimmicks, and consumers end up wasting a lot of money. This formula clumps up badly no matter how carefully I apply it and doesn't make my lashes look that thick. The tiny brush and spaced-out bristles just don't "wrap" your lashes evenly like the classic brushes do. I went ahead and gave it three stars because it doesn't smudge or flake off during the day, and I do love the textured metal top of the case. Makes it easy to find when you're digging through your makeup bag in a hurry, already late for work or an appointment, and easy to grip as you're applying the stuff. That's about all the pros I can come up with, though.
September 3, 2008
A total disappointment
I have the worst of both worlds: fine hair that frizzes in humidity and is prone to flyaways. Striking a balance between volumizing my hair and fighting the frizz is a real challenge. I'd hoped Sleek & Shine Sheer shampoo and conditioner would fit the bill -- smooth my hair without weighing it down too much. Actually, it does neither. I've previously used Suave and Aussie volumizing products, and used this product with those in mind as a benchmark. It doesn't noticeably volumize my hair at all, and doesn't seem to combat frizziness well either. I even notice that my hair is harder to comb through after I get out of the shower than what I'm used to. I've tried leaving the conditioner in longer, rinsing it out more thoroughly, less thoroughly, you name it ... no difference.
September 3, 2008
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