Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What Is Frederic Fekkai's Protein RX Reparative Shampoo?






Product Name: 
Frederic Fekkai Protein RX Reparative Shampoo, 
fekkai.com/PrX

Price: $30.00, 6.7 oz.
Type: Hair Product
Category: Shampoo

Review Headline: Frizz Free Soft Silky Hair
Overall Rating: 10 Great

The Claim: 
Shampoo removes damaging impurities and build-up while nourishing and detangling each strand.

Scent
I love the fresh scent of this gently fragranced line.

Result
From the first time I used this product, I noticed a difference in my hair texture. My hair is much softer, more manageable and the shampoo actually does detangle.

PinkyPriss Review: 
Product has a creamy, yet lightweight fluid texture that lathers very well giving you excellent coverage, so a little goes a long way.

Ease of Use
Both the shampoo and conditioner have an easy to use pump that dispenses a moderate amount of product. The packaging is solid, so the top will not break off to cause spills. No spills = No mess!

The best candidate
Personally, I have dry, frizzy, thick, wavy, long hair; but from what I have read, this line works well on most hair types.

Key/Notable Ingredients(s): 
Keratin, Silk Protein, and rich in emollients

Recommended Application:  
I prefer to shampoo and condition every other day, sometimes every two days. I wash my hair twice, first to loosen dirt, then to make sure it is squeaky clean. I use about four pumps to lather and massage product into each strand. Follow with conditioner in the same product line, as they are designed to work together.

Bottom Line
Overall I would highly recommend this product.  


Monday, April 28, 2014

What Is Frederic Fekkai's Protein RX Reparative Conditioner?




Product Name: 
Frederic Fekkai Protein RX Reparative Conditioner fekkai.com/PrX


Price: $30.00, 6.7 oz.
Type: Hair Product
Category: Conditioner

Review Headline: Frizz Free Soft Silky Hair
Overall Rating: 10 Great!

The Claim: 
A lightweight conditioner that transforms hair into silky soft locks with bounce. See 98% less breakage in one week.

Scent: 
I love the fresh scent of this gently fragranced line.

Result: 
From the first time I used this product, I noticed a difference in my hair texture. My hair feels softer and appears much more radiant. Even without blow drying I can see my hair has less frizz, flyaways and it looks incredibly shiny too!

PinkyPriss Review: 
The Product is an excellent detangler with a creamy, yet lightweight fluid texture that spreads easily, giving you good coverage; so a little goes a long way.

Ease of Use
Both the shampoo and conditioner have an easy to use pump that dispenses a moderate amount of product. The packaging is solid, so the top will not break off and cause spills. No spills = No mess!

The best candidate
Personally, I have dry, frizzy, thick, wavy, long hair; but from what I have read, this line works well on most hair types.

Key/Notable Ingredients(s)
Keratin, Silk Protein, and rich in emollients

Recommended Application:  
I prefer to shampoo and condition every other day, sometimes every two days. Start, by thoroughly cleansing with a shampoo in the same product line as the conditioner. After Shampooing, towel dry hair, while still in the shower, so the conditioner can really penetrate strands. I like to use a lot of conditioner on my hair so I use about 5 pumps of the product gently massaging into scalp and adding extra to the ends. Comb through to detangle, then put hair up in a bun with an elastic, and leave in for several minutes. -This will give your hair a deeper conditioning treatment. Rinse with cold water to help lock in moisture and add shine. Using cold water closes the hair follicle to lessen drying time.

Bottom Line
Overall I would highly recommend this product.  


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Is Frederic Fekkai's PrX Reparative Intensive Fortifying Mask Worth Buying?


Product Name: 
Frederic Fekkai PrX Reparative Intensive Fortifying Mask
fekkai.com/PrX

Price: $50.00, 5 oz.

Type: Hair Product
Category: Hair Mask

Review Headline: Frizz Free Soft Silky Hair
Overall Rating: 10 Great!

The Claim:
This intensive hair mask strengthens hair to help prevent damage; helps restore softness and smoothness; and it has fortified technology with Keratin and Silk Proteins.

Scent: 
This entire line has a clean and subtle fresh scent that smells divine.

Result: 
This mask was amazing, leaving my hair luxuriously hydrated, soft, shiny, and frizz free!.

PinkyPriss Review:  
This is a thick and creamy treatment with powerful ingredients that is infused with Keratin and Silk Proteins.

Keratin helps to strengthen hair and protect it from styling and future damage. Silk proteins (an antioxidant) can have water-binding properties to help lock in moisture; and hydrated hair = Improved healthy appearance of your hair. This protein substance (also called sericin) is formed by converting silk, which is the soft, lustrous thread obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm.

Providing advanced protection this nourishing treatment penetrates deeply and quickly to help restore moisture which can help protect hair against styling damage.
Product has a softening and revitalizing effect on my hair. Noticeably improved hydration which makes hair appear healthier and feel smoother.

Ease of Use
Hair mask comes in the unfortunate choice of jar packaging. Once opened and exposed to air the ingredients begin to immediately break down; and this product contains some notable ingredients.

The best candidate? 
I consider this mask to be a highly effective treatment option for dry and damaged hair.

Key/Notable Ingredients(s): 
Keratin, Silk Protein, and rich in emollients.
Emollients are supple, wax-like  lubricating, thickening agents that prevent water loss and have a softening and soothing effect on the hair. These helpful emollients provide all-over-softening, which promotes a smoother appearance to hair texture.

Recommended Application:  
I typically use a mask once a week. To use, Shampoo and condition as you usually do. Then towel dry hair, while still in the shower, so the treatment can really penetrate your strands, while gently massaging into scalp. -Don't forget to add extra to the ends of your hair. Comb through to detangle, then put hair up in a bun with an elastic, and leave in for 15 minutes. -This will give your hair a deeper conditioning treatment. Rinse with cold water to help lock in moisture and add shine. Using cold water closes the hair follicle to lessen drying time. If you wanted to, you could even leave treatment in hair overnight and rinse in the morning.

Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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What's your favorite hair mask?  

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Need a Guide to Beauty Sampling Programs?





It is chock full of trial size cosmetics samples. And unlike most samples box programs, there's no subscription required, so you don't get stuck paying a monthly fee. Instead, you get makeup samples and other beauty samples from our favorite brands. Collections usually include a mix of full size and sample size products, and range from drugstore products to high-end brands.
www.totalbeauty.com$15


BeautyDNA
Complete your Beauty Profile and change the way you discover beauty products forever. Their system goes to work analyzing your profile—scanning through the thousands of products in their inventory to match and ship you the perfect full-size product. Each month you'll discover a new beauty product that is right for you. My first month, I received a full size bottle of the Laser a-peel System by Dr. Brandt.

$25 a month




Ipsy: Each month, subscribers will receive a beautiful Glam Bag with deluxe samples and full sized beauty products. Members can watch and play along with the stylists with the same products that they are using. All for only $10 a month.
Birchbox: Every month Birchbox members will receive a curated box of luxe beauty samples. Each box will span beauty categories and deliver exciting products that fit into both your day-to-day routine. Each month, you'll receive a selection of 4-5 samples anything from skincare to makeup to cult beauty tools, from well-known brands as well as emerging gems.
http://www.ipsy.com/www.birchbox.com
$10 a month
$10 a month





Beauty Army: Beauty Army delivers makeup, skin, hair and fragrance samples to our members for $12.00/month. Members can select up to six beauty samples from a selection of nine or have our experts choose for you. They offer the luxury of choice and the best of beauty delivered to your door every month. Learn from internationally renowned beauty experts, post reviews and more.Sample Society: Each month Sample Society will send it's members five deluxe-sized samples from beauty brands like Murad, Stila, and Bond No. 9 along with a $15 gift code to redeem on a $50 purchase - when any product from the brands you've sampled is included in your order. As a bonus they will also send the member a one-year subscription to Allure magazine ($12 value).
www.beautyarmy.combeautybar.com/samplesociety
$12 a month$15 a month




From The Lab: Enjoy Exlusive and never-before-seen prestige beauty product in the categories of skin care, hair care & color cosmetics. Offering natural + cruelty-free productsGlossybox: One of the most popular ones abroad is coming to the USA! At this time they have no launched but based on their international versions they will ship up to six deluxe-size to full size products from well known companies.
http://fromthelab.com/www.glossybox.com
$29.95 +S&H a monthunknown at this time




The Look Bag: For $10 a month you will received five samples ranging from makeup to skincare to perfume to body or hair care samples from well-known and emerging brandsBlush Mystery Beauty Box: Sample the latest and greatest skin care, hair care and makeup products; each handpicked by a team of beauty pros!  Features mostly full-size (and some travel-size) products worth at least $100. Try today for $34.95. 
www.thelookstore.comBlush Mystery Beauty Box
$10 a month$24.95 a month (Ships Free)




Julep: Currently the only nail polish monthly subscription service available. Julep is a nail salon located in Seattle, WA and each month a box of nail or even hand care products will be sent to the subscriber. Take the quiz and that will determine which of five boxes will be sent out to the member. Are you an American Beauty, Boho Glam, Bombshell, It Girl or Classic With a Twist?New Beauty TestTube: Considered the best quarterly beauty box subscription service out there, New Beauty magazine sends out every three months a tube filled with well known brands. Most items are full size but some are deluxe size samples.
www.julep.comtesttube.newbeauty.com
$19.95 a month (plus applicable tax)$29.95 quarterly (plus shipping)



Platinum Box: There are two box types - one for men and one for women. Each month Platinum Box will send out up to five deluxe size samples from a variety of companies.Goodebox: "Goodebox is a members only service providing trial sized healthy, eco-sensitive, innovative & effective beauty and personal care products, along with occasional samples of natural & organic health and wellness products.  Each month, members receive 6 or  more trial sized healthy beauty & personal care products. Members also receive exclusive discounts, giveaways, sneak peeks at upcoming products, practical tips and more."
www.myplatinumbox.comwww.goodebox.com
$10 a month$16 a month



Beautybox 5: Four to five deluxe samples sent each month in a cute little blue box.Green Grab Bag: Subscribers get six natural, organic and vegan beauty products every month ranging from skin or hair care products, make-up, fragrances and more, sometimes with an extra bonus.
www.beautybox5.comwww.greengrabbag.com
$12 a month


$15 a month