Thursday, October 17, 2013

Product Review: Schwarzkopf - Bonacure Color Save Shampoo

Let's start off with my hair type first. I dyed my hair for the first time in grade 7 and I don't remember having nice and shiny hair since then. Well, I think my hair was never silky and shiny to begin with, like some of my friends who are born with this gift... I dye my hair on average 2-3 times a year. Recently I've dyed it burgundy using a $3 hair dye from Walmart :) haha I think the brand was Loreal ...? I can't recall. As you may already know, red always tends to fade to brown. Therefore, I wanted to invest in a good shampoo that would prolong the color. At the same time, I was looking for a shampoo that could improve the condition of my hair, make it appear less frizzy and dry. My hair is alwayssss frizzy, puffy and dry right after I wash my hair. It usually gets a lot better when I wake up in the morning though. (Still pretty bad) I did a little research online and I found out that sulfate in shampoo dies out your hair. However, I think sulfate is what makes the shampoo bubble, where you can work your hair into a big lather.

I came across this product online and it said sulfate free. Immediately I thought of what I read online. Also, Schwarzkopf is a prestigious brand so I thought I would give it a try.

As expected, this product is like most of the organic shampoos in the market. It's extremely hard to create a big lather with it. You still CAN, but there's a way. First you put some on your hand and spread it around your scalp. Then gradually add some water to your hair on different parts of your scalp and rub in circular motion. It takes a little more work than regular shampoo.

It for sure didnt make my hair as frizzy as before and my scalp feels very comfortable afterwards. As far as color preservation, I cannot say much right now since I've used it for less than a week. I believe it will help though because it doesn't contain sulfate, which means less chemical on the hair...

I would repurchase this product :)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

NOTD: Purple with Knoad Black Floral Designs

One of my favourite nail polish!
OPI "You're Such a Budapest" with "Essie Set In Stones"

LOTD: Iridescent pink/purple

Back in high school I used to wear VERY colorful eye shadows. Blue, green, purple, cranberry etc... Nowadays I stick to brown shades 90% of the time because it can go with any lip color. I love wearing red/bright lipsticks so if I wear a colorful eye shadow, it usually doesn't match!

This is a look that I really like to do with Shu Uemura "IR pink 115" eye shadow. It is a very special shade. I'd say it's a light pink with iridenscent purple sparkles in it. It's hard to describe so you have to go check it out yourself!! I found a similar shadow by MAC, which I use as a base. It's a different formla since it's a pro longwear paint pot. I'm not sure if it's permanent but I don't think so. It's called "Let's Skate!"

Left most: Shu Uemura "Let's Skate!"
Top Right: MAC "Fig.1" 
Middle: MAC "Beauty Marked"  
Bottom: MAC "Let's Skate" Prolongwear paint pot

Lid & inner corners: MAC paint pot --> Shu Uemura shadow
Crease: MAC Beauty Marked
Blend out crease color with MAC "Fig.1"

- High light brow bone with any matte white eye shadow
- When I have time I always use a beige/white eyeliner on my    water line to open up my eyes as well :) 
-mascara on bottom lashes is a must!! 

Cheek: Bobbi brown blush "Blushed #10"
Lips: MAC "Modesty" (Cremesheen), Dior lip maximizer gloss