I've been toying with the idea of postng video tutorials because sometimes it's just so much easier to show the steps rather than try to describe them. Let me know what you think, because I will upload hopefully this weekend.
I recently had this idea that I wanted to get chocolate brown highlights. I don't know why. I've had highlights before and it made me seem like my grandmother and I were sisters. I thought chocolate brown wouldn't be too shocking and so decided against all the omens to do it. It was almost like the calamities that ensued before the Trojans took the wooden horse into the city walls: everything pointed to disaster. And sure enough, the hairstylist didn't know what to do with my hair, fried it, and made it a total of five different shades which were all in the brassy range (the entire process took almost half a day. again, I need to be able to read the warnings). To fix this, I dyed my hair back to black. And sure enough my hair took a beating.
The tube is fairly costly at $38 a tube but I've been using the same tube for well over a year on and off and religiously nowadays. I squeeze a dime sized amount onto my palms and work it into my wet hair, starting from the ends. I style as usual (blow dry), and I am left with soft, bouncy hair that is getting a lot of TLC.
My hair is normally quite oily and so I used to use Nectar Thermique very sparingly. Even now, when my hair is a slightly drier, I use only a slightly bigger amount. A little goes a long way and really helps in protecting your hair from harsh styling. I have seen a noticeable difference in how my hair is now compared to how it was when I came out of the salon, wishing to shave my hair in shame.
Nectar Thermique also gives me a good amount of shine, so I don't feel compelled to add any more products to my routine. This product seems to do most of what I need for styling (other than the occasional root lifting). I don't think I will ever stray from this product, as I'm pretty loyal when products work this well. I highly recommend this if you're looking for an awesome product that really delivers and takes care of your hair.
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Just an update on why I've been gone without a word. I got some bad news a few weeks after te emergency room visit and am recovering from a procedure after that. It's all good though. So I'm back, with stuff to fill your day.
My love for mascara is almost on par with my love for blush. And in all honestly, I always fall for the ads no matter how many lawsuits pop up against cosmetic companies. I also have serious commitment phobia (most likely) or my mascara clumps up too much after two months use (probably psychological, I am a wild child in the make-up world). I bought Maybelline Volum' Express The Falsies mascara. It is by far the best mascara I have found at the drugstore, bar none.
I have tried almost all mascaras that popped up in the drugstore, bemoaned the loss of my beloved L'Oreal Panoramic Curl mascara (moment of silence), and fallen for the Lash Blast hype. I never thought I could love a mascara the way I do The Falsies.
The problem with volumizing mascaras is that they tend to be too clumpy or don't stand out too much and leave me indifferent. This one however made me stare at my lashes on every reflective surface I could find. And I caught myself fluttering my lashes in an attempt to seem bambi-esque, which prompted a friend to recommend me her opthamologist as she feared I might be coming down with a case of pink eye. However, the mascara did take my otherwise of-normal-length-and-volume lashes and turn them into a thick black fringe.
The brush doesn't seem to exceptional and I was a tad skeptical on whether it would do much, however, it all turned out better than I could have fathomed. The mascara also gave me decent length although it was termed volumizing and the overall look is just very lush and thick. Unlike other volumizing mascaras, The Falsies mascara didn't flake on me after a 12 hour day. This wasn't just a freak incident and it consistenly performed well and made my lashes look great without any flaking at the end of the day.
If you're looking for drmaatic looking lashes with a good amount of lengthening, I'd say give this one a try. I can't complain and for now, it is my favourite mascara.
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