Monday, December 20, 2010

Karmin Salon Pro G3 Salon Pro Touramaline Hair Straightening Flat Iron

About a month ago I did a pre-post about "Flat Irons and What You Think About Them?" For strangers who are new to flat irons, as well as people who are in search of new flat irons; there are a list of top rated flat irons. The best flat iron from the list is Karmin G3 Salon Pro Touramaline Hair Straightening Flat Iron.
I was lucky enough to receive this flat iron to review on my blog. :) It came in a black box.
Inside the box, it came with a sleek flat iron with instruction. Now I had this for some time, I think it's about time I review it... hehe~
Product Review: Karmin Salon Pro G3 Salon Pro Tourmaline Hair Straightening Flat Iron

Where can you purchase this: Hair Products Pro website
Price: $129.95 with free shipping

Made in China

Description on the website: Introducing the New Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron, the Ultimate Hair Styling Tool. Whether you choose to curl, flip, straighten or add volume and body, the G3 is the only stying iron you will ever need. The Karmin Salon Pro is perfect for both the professional as well as home users with features such as flash quick heating, a tangle-free swivel cord and temperature settings for all hair types. Styling your hair is virtually effortless and results are smooth, silky, shiny hair. The ceramic plates are infused with tourmaline which together work to produce more negative ions. Negative ions work to seal the hairs cuticle for smoother, frizz free results as well as lock in moisture, protect color and add shine to your hair. Infrared heat works to heat the heat the hair from the inside out providing healthier styling, less damage and faster styling.
My thoughts: To be honest, I was in debate about getting a flat iron since I have straight hair. Of course, it's not super, duper straight but good enough... hehe~ I thought it didn't hurt since most of the time I take a shower at nights and sleep on my head. I wake up in the morning and it's more wavy than straight. I thought it'll be nice to straighten that up... hehe~ :)
Here's how my hair looks normally. By the way, I didn't attend Boston University. It's a sweatshirt given to me by my sister-in-law... hehe~ Before I show the end results, I want to talk about the flat iron. It's a gorgeous, shiny, very sleek looking, black with on/off and adjustable temperature buttons. I noticed all the flat irons or mostly the recent ones have the on/off and adjustable temperature buttons next to the ceramic plates. I don't know why to be honest. It's not a bother but I worry towards the end with my clumsiness, I might touch the plates... lol~ :X Even though the flat iron is shiny and sleek looking, you will never see fingerprints on it. That is a plus! :)

Speaking of on/off and adjustable buttons, I love that there are degrees of temperature. The lightest is 180 and the hottest is 450. If you have thin hair, I definitely don't recommend 450. For someone like me with thick hair, 450 is fine... hehe~ To be honest, I prefer the 450 for the quick straightening. I cold straighten my hair within 5-10 minutes... wheee~

I love that the flat iron has a swivel cord! I have old curling irons and hair dryers (I need a new one!) without swivel cords. Let me tell you it's a hot mess... lol~ Without swivel cords, the cords get tangle up and it's hard to untangle *sigh*.

I also noticed the ceramic plates move while you squeeze it. I use to own a cheap flat iron until I gave it to my friend (it's still good by the way). You cannot move the plates. Maybe because it's not ceramic... hehe~ Having movable plates is a good thing because it's easy to use on the hair.

Now for the hair results...
Here's the result after straightening it! It's very sleek, straight, and shiny. I love how quick you can straighten your hair!... wheee~ Before straightening it, I used a heat protection spray from TRESemme. I love that spray! It smells so good on my hair. :) Don't forget to use a heat protection spray before you straighten your hair!!! ;)
After I straightened my hair, I wanted to see the results of curling it. I didn't want major curls but more on the wavy side like a lot of Asian celebrities and models. It came out good but I couldn't take good pictures of it... hehe~ Sorry! This is the best one out of all the pictures I took. :X

* Sleek,shiny black color flat iron; it looks professional.
* Movable ceramic plates.
* Different degrees of temperature, 180-450.
* Swivel cord.
* It straightens hairs decently and quickly.
* It curls really well.

* On/off and temperature button next to the ceramic plates.

Would I buy this again: Yes, but I hope I don't have too. I hope it lasts a long time... hehe~
Rating:   4/5 Tobey's Paws

Thank you and I really did love the flat iron!!! :)

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post were given to me to review. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Yes to Cucumbers Wipes, Lip Products, and Bag

I'm going to finally review the makeup wipes I received in the swag bag from the Beautylish event... hehe~
Product Review: Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes

Where can you purchase this: drugstores, retail stores, and online
Price: I'm not too sure since I received this for free (10 travel towelettes)

Made in California

Description on the front: Yes to cucumbers and aloe vera to cleanse, remove makeup, and nourish skin... all in one swipe!
My thoughts: I was really excited to receive this in the swag bag. I was at the process of using Up & Up wipes, did a review for these as well, and it wasn't doing justice for me. This came at the perfect time!... hehe~

The first thing I did is smell the product. It's suppose to smell like cucumber but in my opinion, it doesn't smell like cucumber to me. It smells like some kind of flower. :/ I'm not to keen on the smell, but at least the smell doesn't last that long!!!... hehe~

After smelling it, I used it. I was shocked to see the size of the wipes!!! It's 3/4 of the size of most wipes I have used... hehe~ I was worried if it would clean everything and let me tell you it does! In all honesty and after using these wipes, I wonder why others are that big. I think this size is perfect and the original size are too big. It's kind of a waste of wipes... lol~ :X
The quality of these wipes are pretty decent! It really removes makeup well. I haven't had any issues. In the picture, I only swiped it once.

* Yes to Cucumbers; organic brand.
* Cruelty free company.
* Travel size; easy to carry around.
* The wipes are 3/4 of the size of the original.
* Removes makeup well.
* Refreshing.
* Doesn't dry out fast.

* Smells like flower; I'm more a fruity girl.

Would I buy this again: To be honest, no. I just can't stand the smell. :X
Rating:  4/5 Tobey's Paws

I have two lip products I have never posted. I bought both of them quite a few months ago... hehe~ My bad! :X
The first lip product is a Rimmel lipstick in #022 Nostalgia. This is my second lipstick from this line. The first one is Pink Blush.
Here's a swatch of the lipstick. I think it's gorgeous! :) Now I want Airy Fairy and Crush... hehe~
This is my second lip product. It's Revlon lipgloss in #180 Pink Pop. I own two others from this product, Coral Reef and Firecracker.
Here's a swatch of the lipgloss. It's such a pretty Barbie pink color! :)

I'm going to end this post with a bag I got several months ago... hehe~ :X I went to a QVC taping a long, long, long time ago and they were kind enough to give the audience members gift certificate to QVC. I finally used it to get a bag for myself... hehe~
I got a brown Kathy Van Zeeland bag. I love the details and the charm. :)
It also came with a makeup bag. It has a mirror on one side.

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my own money except for the wipes and bag. I got the wipes from a swag bag and the bag from a gift certificate I received. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Make Up For Ever HD Blush in Nip Slip

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the companies nor getting paid to advertise the products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I bought two MUFE blushes during the Sephora Friends & Family sale. I think it's about time I review one of them... hehe~

Monday, December 6, 2010

Cosline Inside Refrigerator Ice Mask in Green Tea

Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post is bought with my money. I am not affiliated with the companies nor getting paid to advertise the products. This post is written with my honest opinion.

I apologize for not being good with blogging the last two weeks!!! The first week, Thanksgiving, I had family over. Last week (still this week for me while I type... hehe~), things came upon that I had to handle. Sorry!

I bought this sheet mask, Cosline Inside Refrigerator Ice Mask, from the Korean Festival I attended in October. I tried it last month but I didn't have a chance to review it on my blog. I always say it's better late than never... hehe~ ;)

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