Archive | June, 2014

Fekkai is Fabulous. A review of their Brilliant Glossing Line

22 Jun

Hair products are a lot trickier than one might think. It seems simple enough, you buy a shampoo and maybe a conditioner and then lather, rinse, repeat, condition. Most, however, know that it’s far from simple. Finding a hair products that works for you can be a nightmare and cost a future with all the products you buy and then hate. Lately, I’ve been struggling to find something I love but London Drugs sent me a sample of Fekkai’s Brilliant Glossing shampoo, conditioner and cream and I must say, I was super impressed.

A little background for those who have never read my blog. My hair is blonde. Is it natural? NOT EVEN CLOSE! My hair gets bleached out every 6 weeks or so, and to top it off, I flat iron it almost every day, so I think it’s pretty safe to say that it’s rather damaged. I need a product that controls frizz, moisturizes and adds shine back to my poor tortured hair. The Fekkai Brilliant Glossing line does just that. After using the three products my hair is soft. My hair is smooth. My hair is easier to style. I am a happy camper.

 
The product smells strongly, but it’s a nice smell and isn’t overwhelming after the fact. The Glossing Cream is awesome either before or after you flat iron, it smoothes away fizzies, adds sticky free texture and tons of shine. They warn that a little goes a long way, which is code for “can get greasy” but I find my hair is never greasy, just soft and smooth.

 
The thing I love most about the product is that it gives great memory to my hair, meaning that I don’t have to wash it every day, it’s easy to style without wetting, day two. So basically, I’m super happy with this product. And if you read about some of the other hair products I’ve tried, that is certainly not always the case. Fekkai products can be purchased at London Drugs and other retailers, you can also find it online here.

 
If you have dry, damaged or dull hair, I would put this on the list of “to try.” That being said, if you have oily, flat, limp or very fine hair this would certainly not be the product for you. Fekkai has a whole pile of interesting products and now I’m super curious, so I’ll certainly be checking out more of them and their website offers mini kits, which I love because you can try things out without it costing a fortune.

Goodbye Cleavage Wrinkles! – A Review of Marcelle’s New Age Precision 8 in 1 Power Serum

9 Jun

Let’s talk boobs! OK, not quite “boobs” per say, but cleavage, which is pretty much just as good as boobs. So I’ve hit that point in my life where I have *takes a deep breath* cleavage wrinkles. It’s true, too much sun, not enough sun block, dry skin and I’m sure a whole host of other things have led to some fine and some not so fine lines in my décolletage. I’ll admit, it’s to the point where I actually feel self-conscious about it.
About 2 weeks ago London Drugs was kind enough to send me a product, something I knew nothing about, it’s called New Age Precision 8 in 1 Power Serum and is made by Marcelle. The product claims to be 8 in 1, as is suggested by the rather wordy name. The product claims:

1. Instant Botox-Like Action
2. Wrinkle Filling Effect
3. Firms Skin and Improves Elasticity
4. Visible Reduces Even Deep Wrinkles
5. Boosts Radiance
6. Reinforces Skin Structure
7. Lifting Effect
8. Improves Skin Texture

 

The product is hypoallergenic and fragrance free. The recommended application is twice daily on freshly cleansed skin. New Age Precision 8 in 1 claims that “Instantly skin appears lifted, creases and wrinkles look smoothed. Skin feels ultra-soft. 30 minutes: wrinkles are visibly reduced. 7 days: firmness and elasticity are improved as the skin’s structure is reinforced, skin appears smoother and more radiant.”

 
When I read the box I thought there was no way any of this could be true. I’ve tried more than a few products and have never been more than moderately impressed with what they do to wrinkles. That being said, this is hands down one of the best products I have ever used. Now I realize it’s for my face, and yes, I have been using it there, but naturally with the whole boob situation, that’s where I was really hoping it would make a difference, and it absolutely has. The skin looks far less crepey (that says crepey, not creepy, I sure hope my skin doesn’t look creepy) and even the deeper lines have diminished. I’m pretty much jaw to the floor about the results. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not like every line is gone, but the skin looks much tighter and lot younger. I’ve also noticed similar effects on my face; my jaw line is tighter and my eyes look lifted.

 
So as it goes for wrinkle products, this is definitely worth it and I will certainly be buying it when I run out. Marcelle New Age Precision 8 in 1 Serum is available at London Drugs, other fine retailers and online from Marcelle. The suggested retail price is $33.95 CAD but as I wrote this I checked out the London Drugs’ Website and it’s on sale but not sure for how long.

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