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Curtain Call: Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

Hey guys! I haven’t done a Curtain Call post in a while. I’ve been struggling to finish some items I have open in the shower and my bathroom counter. I’m sure some of you can relate to that. This post is on a product I got from my ipsy May 2014 Glam Bag. Here’s Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask.

At 60 ml / 2.03 fl oz, this retails for $12 at their online store and is similarly priced at various retail and drugstores where it is sold. The entire tube lasted me for almost 3 months. Keep in mind that I have long hair that goes down my back. The back of the tube reads the following:

“The Therapy Session Hair Mask deeply conditions, repairs and strengthens dry and damaged hair. Argan Oil nourishes and revitalizes, while Keravis Protein drastically increases hair’s strength and elasticity. The results are hydrated, soft and manageable hair.”

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

Verdict? I love it. I notice the difference more on first use, but it works pretty well until this morning as a deep conditioner I use about once a week. The directions listed on the back instructs you to us this either as a weekly treatment or an everyday conditioner. I use a generous amount enough to coat my hair from the tip to close to the roots but not touching it. I wait for 5 minutes usually and rinse thoroughly after. It kept my hair smooth and soft. The color is a creamy white and the texture is just like what I would expect from a conditioner. In fact, both color and texture reminds me that of John Frieda Luxurious Volume Full Splendor Conditioner with the texture part just a little bit more firm/less viscous compared to that. The scent is more on the warm side for me like what I would think of with sandalwood. My co-worker sister Renix thinks it’s pretty close to sandalwood. It’s a bit pricey, but if you end up really liking it I don’t see a problem dropping the dough for what you get. $12 isn’t too, too bad really for a once a week product that lasts for months. For me, I’ll pick more up if it goes on sale or clearance for a good price.

This product can easily be purchased at the online store here or at various retail and drugstores such as Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, Kohl’s, ULTA, and Walgreens. It is also available online at various websites that carry beauty and personal care products.

Finger Paints Enchanted Mermaid Swatches

Hey guys! Today I have another collection from Finger Paints that got me pretty excited when I got them in the mail. The colors are so pretty and the shades look very promising. I love vibrant colors of the sea. Here’s Finger Paints Enchanted Mermaid Collection.

First up is Underwater Enchantress.

Finger Paints Underwater Enchantress

Underwater Enchantress definitely wowed me just by looking at the bottle. It actually made me think of shades like Chanel Peridot and such. It’s vibrant and stunning, but I wish they left the shades that way and not add in anything else for the texture. They were trying to get the texture to be kinda like fish scales. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Underwater Enchantress (in shade)

Finger Paints Underwater Enchantress (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Underwater Enchantress (close-up)

Next up is Tails Of Love.

Finger Paints Tails Of Love

Tails Of Love is the one I thought I’d love the most initially. It’s a beautiful teal shade with the same texture finish. They achieved this finish with round glitters that I think are clear. You can see them pretty clearly in most of the shots. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Tails Of Love (in shade)

Finger Paints Tails Of Love (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Tails Of Love (close-up)

Next we have Sailor’s Lure.

Finger Paints Sailor’s Lure

Sailor’s Lure is a nice duochrome shade….with the same texture finish. While the shade is pretty, I think the duochrome property would be prettier and more evident if it didn’t have the texture finish. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Sailor’s Lure (in shade)

Finger Paints Sailor’s Lure (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Sailor’s Lure (another shot)

Finger Paints Sailor’s Lure (close-up)

And lastly, here’s Sea Temptress.

Finger Paints Sea Temptress

Sea Temptress is another duochrome that would fare better if it didn’t have the texture finish. This white opal shade is the one I have most trouble with picturing myself using it. I can see myself using the other shades, but not this one as much. I usually wear light duochrome shades by itself or over a dark shade like black and I can’t see myself doing either with this. Formula is good and it dries pretty quick. Shown is 2 coats with no top coat.

Finger Paints Sea Temptress (in shade)

Finger Paints Sea Temptress (direct sunlight)

Finger Paints Sea Temptress (close-up)

Overall? This is one collection I definitely think it looks better in the bottle than on the nails. Some can actually pass to my liking to actually wear them, but not as a full mani. Something more along the lines of an accent nail or something. My favorite is Underwater Enchantress. These shades should be available in Sally Beauty Supply stores and online for around $5.99 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil

Hey guys! Today’s post is on something I have started using again after a few months from Jordana. I didn’t realize that I never posted about these, so here’s my take on Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil.

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil (shot to show shade names)

These are described as:

  • Long-Lasting (up to 12 hour wear)
  • Easy to use
  • Water-Resistant, Crease-Proof
  • Paraben-Free
  • Made in Germany

These are very easy to use and is available in 8 shades. Some of them are shimmers and some are just matte. Today, I have 3 as shown in the pictures. It’s a little but chunky in terms of packaging, but not much more when compared to the same product from other brands. If you need more product, just sharpen and go. The formula is very creamy and pigmented. It glides easily onto my eyelids. It doesn’t take much pressure at all to get the color on. The lasting power is very impressive. These 3 shades do live up to their claim of 12 hours. The most recent one I have used is Prolong Purple. I was bold enough to wear this to work last week even though it is one of the shimmer shades. Being that I’m Asian, it doesn’t show up as much since I only used it on my eyelids. I was very concerned how these would fare with my oily eyelids but they stayed put with only minor fading after 8 hours. Shown in shots are the following shades from left to right: Eternal White, Continuous Almond, and Prolong Purple. For each shade, I applied 1 firm stroke followed by 2 firm strokes to show how pigmented and buildable these are.

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (in shade)

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (lighting changed)

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (direct sunlight)

Jordana 12 HR Made To Last Eyeshadow Pencil Swatches (with flash)

These retail for $3.99 each. I’d gladly pay that price for the shades I like. I’m looking to get Aqua Last and maybe Endless Emerald to add to my stash. You can get these on their website or at your local Walgreens. A reader mentioned before that Jordana is also available at KMart.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

LUSH Tender Is The Night

Hey guys! Today’s post is on a LUSH product that I’ve featured before on the blog here as a pampering treat for a bride. It’s currently my favorite massage bar from LUSH to date. Here’s my take on LUSH Tender Is The Night.

LUSH Tender Is The Night

Described as “SOFT, MELTING BUTTERS AND A SEDUCTIVE SCENT”, this product comes in 2.1 oz and retails for $11.95. More sexy description found on their website:

“You may recognize the name and fragrance of this product from Valentine’s past, but this year it takes on a new, bigger form. LUSH perfumer Simon Constantine made a perfume he called “Vanilla Orchid”; we fell in love with it and borrowed it for this product. The perfume is full of romantic essential oils, including vanilla absolute, jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil. This sensual shea and murumuru butter bar is made with an aeration technique that allows the butters to melt easily onto skin for a smooth, tender massage.”

Directions indicated on their website are as follows: “Glide the massage bar directly over dry skin; it will melt upon contact. Massage or rub the oils into the skin. As massage bars are made with natural butters and oils, take care to ensure they absorb completely before putting on your best pj’s. Massage bars melt at body temperature, keep yours somewhere cool, dry, and out of direct sunlight.”

LUSH Tender Is The Night (another angle)

What I love about this product? Everything! I have had the chance to try another massage bar from LUSH years ago, but I didn’t like it that much. I remember liking the scent but it has tons of glitter in it and I found it a bit too greasy. The greasiness is on the harder side — a little bit tacky and all that. With Tender Is The Night, there is greasiness as one would expect to have from a massage bar. But the greasiness is on the softer side — smooth and slick. Definitely not as thick at the one I tried before. The shape of the massage bar is oval and it is creamy white in color with a small pink flower or star design on one side. The size is great as it fits right into my hand easily. I can just glide this on directly to skin or warm it in between my hands to get some of the product. With that said, a little does go a long way. I made the mistake of using too much the first time I tried this product. I eagerly warmed the massage bar in my hands and it melted pretty quick. So keep that in mind so as not to end up using too much of it. You can always melt more in your hands if needed. The scent is absolutely lovely. It’s definitely on the sexy side, which works great and suits a massage bar. I used this to give my husband a back massage and he enjoyed the feel and scent of the massage bar. Being that this is more slick than other massage bars I’ve tried, it made my hands glide over his back easily — almost like a massage oil itself but with a little more body. After the massage, I quickly wiped his back down with a damp towel to remove most of the extra greasiness. I didn’t want his shirt to absorb it and to leave him feeling uncomfortable. It leaves his skin so soft with that lovely scent. I couldn’t stop sniffing him each time I got close to him. I’m very surprised that I loved this product as much as I did.

What I don’t like about this product? Nothing. Not even the price. For the amount of times you get to use this product, it’s worth it.

This item is available exclusively at LUSH stores worldwide and online.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

Shimmer Polish Candace

Hey guys! The weekend is about to start and I’m sure glad for it! I’ll be catching up on some zzz’s and hopefully take some more pictures for my other blog entries. I’ve been busy putting all kinds of beauty items to the test this week. My co-worker sisters have noticed with the subtle shimmer here and there they see on me. For today’s post, here’s Shimmer Polish Candace.

Shimmer Polish Candace

I honestly was surprised at how much I liked this shade. It looked a lot like yellow to me but it’s actually gold. It’s made up of primarily gold and black glitter, just like how the creator described it on the website. The gold glitter pieces are holographic when the light hits them right. Just like other Shimmer Polish shades I’ve used and reviewed, glitter pieces are abundant and no sinking glitter at all even though I’ve had this bottle for more than a year. Formula is thin but applies beautifully. The glitter in this shade doesn’t feel as packed and abundant compared to their other shades I own. Shown is 2 thin coats with no top coat.

Shimmer Polish Candace (in shade)

Shimmer Polish Candace (direct sunlight)

Shimmer Polish Candace (close-up)

Yummy. Another winner in my opinion.

Shimmer Polish retails for $12 each and you can purchase them on the website or through their Etsy store. If none of the shades are quite right, you can request a custom polish to be made in any name you want for $15 each.

*Some products in this review may have been provided by the PR company or manufacturer for an honest opinion.*

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