Reviews: America’s #1 Bronzer and Carol’s Daughter Hair RepairMay 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Posted in Hair, Makeup, QVC | Leave a comment
Tags: best bronzer, Carol's Daughter, Mally, Mally Roncal, Rimmel, Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Browsing in Sephora recently I spotted so many new items I want to try! I decided to start with Carol’s Daughter Monoi Shampoo and Hair Mask, a Sephora exclusive. First, I was out of shampoo so this was a necessary purchase. Second, I love the tropical scent of monoi and was actually excited about washing my hair. Third, the regimen promises to undo and prevent damage leaving stronger, longer hair with 96% less breakage in one week.
The shampoo ($18 for 8.4oz) is sulfate-free, yet lathers nicely. The conditioning mask ($29 for 7oz) is lighter than I expected but still left my hair soft and smooth. My scalp felt clean and my hair was detangled. And the scent — made from the Tiare flower and coconut oil — is to die for (excuse the cheesy line, but it washed that stress right out of my hair).
Rimmel Natural Bronzer
Apparently America’s top bronzing powder comes courtesy of London. At $5.79, it is a “great buy.” But a 40% off sale at Walgreens made it nearly free and a gotta buy! I purchased Sun Light, one of two matte shades among the three color choices. I think the perfect bronzer is matte and 1-2 shades darker than the natural skintone. Rimmel had promise, but I was disappointed in the lack of color intensity. The Sun Light didn’t show up on me so I went back and purchased Sun Bronze, which was the right shade depth but had a reddish cast that I didn’t like.
If you’re lighter skintone try the Sun Light, you can’t beat the price and clearly it’s a favorite. For me, I’ll stick with my Top 10 Beauty Must-Have Mally Believable Bronzer.