Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Pantene Curly Hair Style Creme Anti-Frizz Straightening

*Smoothes curls, preps for a straight look*

For anyone who has wild, *more oily than not*, curly hair such as myself, this product is a god send. I noticed a commercial last weekend for the new lines Pantene has for specific hair types. Since I am ALWAYS looking for something to tame my fro, I decided I'd spend the $4.99 and give this stuff a whirl! 

All I have to do is apply two-three pumps to towel dried hair and blow dry with a flat brush!

Before trying this I could never dry my hair upside down, or by brushing it in all directions to get underneath, I always had to use the everlong process of CLIP. DRY. CLIP. DRY. just so that before straightening, my hair was at least tamed to lay in the right direction! With the Style Creme I can dry it however I like! It falls down wonderfully without tangles and best of all without FRIZZ! 

My favorite thing about the creme is that unlike loads of other * more expensive * brands ( I'm hooked on bed head & BIG sexy hair and even these don't do the trick) , it leaves my hair THICK and grease free. With most curly products, and even Anti-frizz products, oils are usually the main ingredients to smoothe hair. Lucky me, I have oily, curly hair so naturally many of these expensive products just left my hair looking super oily by days end. The first day I used this product THREE co-workers asked me if I cut or dyed my hair! I did neither, my hair just looked super fresh & healthy!

If you have curly, frizzy, or even thick, hard to manage hair... try this stuff! Leaves your hair looking great, feeling amazing and best of all manageable! 

Here is a picture of the product to help you find it in stores:
Enjoy Ya'll!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kryolan Aquacolor & Sugarpill Love

So-recently I was introduced to Kryolan Aquacolor which you can buy from Amy @ Sugarpill! For anyone who has ever done any stage makeup, Kryolan will come natural. The product is a super super SUPER thick paste which kind of resembles paint that isn't quite dry yet. For my first purchase I bought white, as I was told Kryolan works great as a base. I figured the white would really help all the bright crazy colors I ordered from Sugarpill POP!

First rule of using Kryolan is to use a stiff brush.  I used the stiffest foundation brush I could find, Kryolan is literally like paint, so you don't want to use a brush with any volume or fluff to it because it will just gunk up. I used a foundation brush because I didn't have anything as stiff in any other size, but if you do... GO FOR IT!

To prevent pulling ( and keep wrinkles away) I suggest using contact/saline solution to dampen the product. Then mix the solution and product together in the products container. I literally just put two drops of saline solution right in the middle of my white color and mixed it up in the pallet with my stiff brush to keep things clean and simple.

This stuff doesn't play around kids... once its on and dry it is NOT moving!! That being said make sure you dab it on the general area you would like it. For the look I chose to go with I only needed the color on the inside corners of the lid to about halfway across. I did this so that I could start with heavy dark color at the outer edge and blend it back into the middle creating a light to dark look.

 Colors I used include: Kryolan Aquacolor in White. Darling by Sugarpill (Blue), Tiara by Sugarpill (Dark silver), and Lumi by Sugarpill ( highlight- white-ish color).

I can't say enough about these two brands. Kryolan & Sugarpill are brands I will continue to buy and experiment with !! More to come !!