Monday, March 29, 2010
Esencia Styling Mousse
Information from the website:
adds volume, eliminates frizz
pomegranate, marshmallow & yarrow
Experience E•sen•cia Styling Mousse with the essence of Pomegranate to invigorate the scalp and hair, Yarrow which provides rich conditioning and Marshmallow to create weightless volume & shine. These ingredients, infused with an array of other key botanicals & extracts, combine to create a gentle formula that delivers beautiful results with every use.
Usage: Apply a small amount into palm. Rub hands together and distribute through damp hair from roots to ends. Blow dry and style as desired. For best results use in conjunction with other E•sen•cia natural products.I was devastated when Frederick Fekkai Full Volume Mousse has been discontinued. It was my HG volumizing mousse! This hair product gives the same result as the Fekkai. It adds volume, makes my hair feels light and fluffy. I love it!! I also love that it's made of natural ingredients too.
I came back to the store the following week and bought the last bottle on the shelf. Lucky nobody bought it.
I couldn't find this product online, except on the esencia website and on eBay. I wonder if it's discontinued too.
Yesterday, I went to Rite Aid, and saw this product on the clearance section. Everything on the table was 50% off. One bottle originally costs $8.49. I ended up buying 2 more. LOL
I apply a small amount into palm. I pump it out 3 times. since I've long hair. The mousse is very light, similar to soap lather. I first apply it to the roots and then to the rest of my hair. I then blow dry my hair upside down.
- Adds volume, makes hair light and fluffy.
- It doesn't make hair feel greasy.
- It smells kinda weird. I guess it's from the pomegranate and marshmallow, and the yarrow too, maybe? .... I don't know what "yarrow" smells like LOL. But, after third application, the smell doesn't bother me anymore.
- It's probably a discontinued product.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Deux Lux Twist Bag - $19.99
I put this ring holder bowl on my kitchen countertop.
I usually take off my rings when I'm cooking and put them on a random place without realizing it. With this bowl, I won't misplace my jewelries anymore. ☺
I'm actually in the process of saving money to buy a specific handbag. Agh!
But this bag is just TOO cool. I love the "knot" design.
It comes with a dust bag.
The imitation leather is nice quality and soft too.
It has a snap button closure.
Inside, 1 zippered pocket and 2 open pockets.
A few previous customers complain about the size, it's too big. I'm 5'5" tall. It doesn't seem too big for me. I like the size! It's a perfect size for carrying books, for traveling, or even for shopping.
Okay! I just transferred my junk into this bag. Man, this bag IS huge. I barely can see my stuff at the bottom of the bag! LOL
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Happy Saturday!! ☺
Last week, VS had a free shipping code, so I used that chance to order something cheap online, just to get their Secret Reward Card.
Lacy Thong ($16 value): Free
PINK Dog: $3
The top is really nice, I wish I got the blue one too.
The panty is free because I have a VS Angel card. In the month of March, the panty is free with any purchase.
My office was really warm, which made my scalp and hair felt really oily and gross. At the time, I wish I had a dry shampoo to make my hair felt fresh again. My friend awhile ago showed me this product. I hesitated to buy one at the time. Last night, my friend and I decided to ordered them. We split the shipping cost.
It got very good reviews everywhere. You can read a bunch on Urban Outfitters site too. I bought it from this site. I hope it'd work on me as well *cross fingers*
Monday, March 15, 2010
Reviews looked good and the Paints looked pricier on eBay, so I decided to just purchase it in store instead. heheh ^_^"
At first, I wanted to get the tube kind, the Bare Canvas. But the SA said the one in the pot was better, it would last longer. The result from both looked similar, both had same price, so I went with the pot one instead.
I found a couple of pairs of shoes on their 50%-75% clearance racks though.
Then, I tried on these clogs. I'm not a clogs person. They are sooooo comfortable, with very thickly cushioned footbed. I like the heels design too, they don't like those clogs with chunky/fat heels.
While trying them out, I used my iPhone to read reviews of these clogs, again. hahah...
I wasn't sure if I should get them, because they are still kinda expensive even after the discount. I couldn't find reviews of these specific clogs. So, I read the general reviews on this brand on Zappos instead. Pretty great reviews, 4-5 stars out of 5. So, I decided to get them. I'm glad I bought them. They are soooo comfortable!
Once I wear them with bootcut jeans, they don't look like clogs anymore. ☺
One thing I don't like about the dress, just like other summer dresses, the bust part is too low-cut and not enough coverage for my bust size.
I don't want to return it, since it's only $13 !! So I'm planning to alter it, maybe add dark green wide satin ribbon trim on the "V" part, or sew a piece of lace fabric across the bust part.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
He sold our previous 10 MP Canon camera to his coworker and bought this one on Amazon.com, for $141.xx !!
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290
12.1 MP Digital Camera
5x Optical Zoom
Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization
The Image Stabilization feature makes it so easy to take pictures. The result doesn't look blurry or shaky and great results with or without flash.
I received my Kohls orders yesterday. I ordered these last week during their "30% off + free shipping" deal.
Kohls women clothes run big. Size small equals to size 4/6.
It is really flattering, it gives the illusion of hour-glass shape body.
I purchased this cardigan last Monday. Love it !
I bought the size small, so glad it fits!! The cardigan is really soft and warm. The houndstooth is really nice and unique. There are not many open cardigans with designs or patterns out there. ;-)
I bought this on eBay last week. My previous brush was so worn out, it's so rough.
It's $15.98 + free shipping.
I earned instant Bing cashback, for $1.28.
I also earned $0.32 pending eBates cashback. ☺
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Per request from a reader (Hi, J! ☺), I'm writing a review about this product.
Expensive. The 1.7 oz bottle is a travel-size. It's only around 3 inches tall. This bottle doesn't have the instruction of how to use the product on the back part of the bottle. Only the bigger one has the instruction.
According to the Living Proof site:
- short hair = dime-sized
- long hair = nickle-sized
First time, I tried nickle-sized, as instructed. I dispensed it onto my palm, rubbed my hands together, and then applied it to the roots, working down the hair shaft to the hands. Then, I blow-dried my hair upside down with a big round brush. In the beginning, hair felt soft and bouncy, and hair looked fuller, just slightly. There's no "Whoa! My hair is so full and nice!!" The next day, hair looked flat, like I didn't put any volumizing product at all. So I thought, maybe I didn't apply enough.
Second try, I applied about a little bit over quarter-sized. I guess it's a little bit too much. It took longer to blow dry. Fullness? It's better (kinda like the Living Proof model's hair) and lasted much longer. Hair didn't stiff or straw-like. But, hair didn't feel as soft as the first attempt and scalp felt a tad greasy.
It is not worth the money, since the result is nothing special/phenomenal.
The price is pretty steep, $14 for a 3-inch tall bottle. I wash my hair 3 times/week. I can finish that bottle within 1 to 1.5 months.
Maybe this product doesn't work for me because my hair is too long and heavy.
Maybe this product works better on people with shorter and layered hair style.
If you have the money to splurge, go try this product out. Maybe you'll have better luck than me.
If not, I recommend you to try John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse. It costs around $5-6. It works really well. It gives noticeably and long lasting fullness. Don't apply too much, or your hair will feel stringy and straw-like.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
A package from Kohls arrived today.
I actually ordered the same cardigan 2 weeks ago, but it's too big and it's more expensive too ($17.49) at the time. A week later the price dropped. So, I bought a smaller size and returned the previous one. The size small fits like women size 4/6. It's so soft and comfy.
I have a couple more cardigans and a maxi dress coming, shipped via FedEx SmartPost. I hate that shipping method. It takes 10 days to arrive!
I also bought this one in-store. ^_^"
Today (Saturday) was a pretty busy day. Hubby and I went to Portland to attend a dinner party. We left around 11 AM so that we had time to shop and to visit David's Bridal to try out some bridesmaid dresses. One of my sisters are getting married this August. ^__^
First, we visited the Coach Factory store @ Woodburn Company Stores. I had a $10 gift card that I had been wanting to get rid of for awhile. I used it to buy a scarf, to decorate my black Coach tote. I almost bought a $35 wristlet too, but I decided not to because I didn't need one. Heck, I bought one awhile ago, I only used it for a few days, as a makeup bag.
Tarina Tarantino bracelet- FREE
We also went to Gap, Hollisters and Abercrombie & Fitch. We didn't get anything though. I was hoping to find something good at Hollisters, because of the 20% off coupon, but I didn't find anything worth to buy. Bummer. O well, it's good for my bank account I guessssss..... !!!
Friday, March 5, 2010
It works on CLEARANCE ITEMS too !!
Better use it ASAP, before ASOS fixes the "glitch" just like last time they had this deal.
I was able to use it on clearance items, and then the next day people said the code didn't work on them anymore.
Must resist.. gonna go to the mall this weekend @_@