I hauled a few things this weekend that are worth sharing and talking about a bit.
It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product: This is my Holy Grail hair product. It does 10 different things, which I've discussed before but the reason that I can't live without this is because it makes a great heat protectant. (Yes, I've tried Tresemme Heat Tamer Spray and it did nothing to keep away split ends for me.) I have purchased and repurchased this product many times and will continue to repurchase. I am currently almost finished with my other bottle so this was a replacement for me.
Tresemme (Smooth Line) Salon Silk Anti-Frizz Serum: While getting my hair cut yesterday, the I was asking the stylist what I could do to control my extremely frizzy, fly-away ridden hair. (I am currently using Aussie's Anti-Frizz Cream but it doesn't seem to do a darn thing for me and I am almost out anyways and didn't want to repurchase.) She suggested that I try the It's a 10 Miracle Styling Serum. That was just too expensive for me, considering I was already paying over $30 for a shampoo/haircut/blowdry and about $30 more for a replacement bottle of It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. She explained that the cream I was currently using was not oil based and I needed something with oils to hydrate my frizz. (She also explained that we live in Florida and frizz is just a southern issue we have to deal with! lol) Since I didn't want to buck up for the salon brand, I went over to the grocery store and picked up a new product from Tresemme. Apparently, this is so new it's not even on their website, because I couldn't find the link to share with you. Anyway, it includes the currently famous Argan Oil so I thought I'd try it out. I have tried and liked other serums in the past so I thought it might work for me. I've only used it once so I'm not sure yet how I'll like it.
I also purchased two lip products, which are not really replacements but just something fun that I've been wanting. Sadly, they were both a disappointment, which is frustrating because I did my research on these items and everything and I still ended up with two more items I don't really like.
Wet N Wild Mega Shield Lip Color in Within These Adobe Walls: (top swatch) I had watched and read several reviews about these lip products raving about their combination of hydration and pigmented color. I stalked swatches on multiple different blogs to help me choose a color I would like. Yet none of those things helped because to be honest, I just don't really like this product. The color was much more peach than pink, although in the swatches I saw, it looked like a soft peachy pink. In my opinion, it comes off on me like a more orangey-peach. Not the most flattering shade on me. Also, I feel like the hydration wears off within about five minutes and then leaves my lips drier than before. I don't want to say for sure that I don't like this yet because I need to try it longer to decide for sure. But my first impression is disappointment. :(
Jordana New Matte Lipstick in Lillyrose: (bottom swatch) Again, I read reviews on this and looked at swatches. I particularly remember one review saying that the person was surprised by how hydrating this was for a matte lipstick and that it even came off more as a cream shade than a matte. Oh, so very false in my opinion. First of all, it is very drying, as most matte lipsticks are. Second, the shade is described on the website as "lavender creme", which I agree with but it swatched much darker than it looked in the tube. This isn't a terrible lipstick. I'm just not really a big fan of this particular shade. Now I'm wishing I had tried Pink Flair or Simply Natural. However, with the drying formula on this one, I won't be trying any other shades.