Friday, June 10, 2011

Haul | Forever 21, Target, and Whole Earth

Hey everyone!

Today, I'm going to show ya'll a haul from last weekend - my sister and I went to the mall, and I have a really large haul from Forever 21, Target and Whole Earth Provision.  Just so ya'll know, I'm going to use the photos of the clothes from the Forever 21 and Tom's website, because I didn't have a chance to take my own.  However, hopefully, next time I do a haul, I'll be able to take full outfit pictures for you guys(:
So here we go!!  I'm going to put the picture, name of the product, price, and a link to where you can purchase(:

Flowers & Ruffles Romper 
from Forever 21

Drawstring Waist Cargo Shorts
from Forever 21

Picnic Plaid Skirt
from Forever 21

Floral Vines Top
from Forever 21

Note: Mine was not this exact top, but looks extremely's not on the website.  Mine has a slightly different lace pattern, shorter sleeves, and is brown with pink, green, blue, and white floral patterning.

Aaaand for some reason, target won't let me download a picture from their website, so I'll just give you a link here!
Also, I got a couple other things from forever 21 & whole earth that aren't on the site - one is a tribal jumpsuit (WAIT..don't be afraid and stop reading now!  It's not a 70's-style bell-bottom jumpsuit!!  I promise!!) that's loose-fitting, breathable tribal-print fabric with spaghetti straps, a ruffle across the chest, and loose pants that come in with a smocked elastic finish at the ankles.  The other is a pair of Toms cordones that, for some reason, aren't on the toms website...not really sure why.  They're a sort of natural colored flax type of fabric with uneven black rugby striped painted across the fabric.  The laces are made of a flax strand fabric as well, and the shoes have a rope bottom detailing.

So that's my haul!!  Thanks for reading!

- Rae

Product Review | Nexxus Diametress Luscious Volumizing Shampoo

PRODUCT: Nexxus Diametress Luscious Volumizing Shampoo
PRICE: $13.50

RATING: 4/10

- Leaves hair decently shiny and smooth
- Lathers nicely during the washing process
- Leaves hair cleaned, and controls the oil in my hair
- Smells very nice...sort of a salon shampoo scent.

- Didn't see much of a result in the way of volumizing or thickening.
- Didn't leave my hair easy to style
- MUST be paired with a leave-in conditioner (left my hair more tangled than my other shampoos - I believe it actually has TOO much lather, and wraps my hair up on itself.)
- A bit pricey for a drugstore shampoo (purchased at Target)

Now, before I say ANYTHING else, I must mention that I bought this 2 months ago, and I've been using it quite consistently, with only a few breaks.  That being said, this product has had more than a fair chance.  Overall, I'm not impressed with this product at all.  I feel like it did nothing in the way of volumizing my hair, if not made my hair flatter!!  And with volume being the prime purpose of the shampoo, that's a HUGE drawback for the product.  It smells nice, and has a nice translucent gel consistency to it.  It leaves my hair nicely cleaned, decently shiny, and smelling great, however, unfortunately, I'm pretty sure I could get clean, nice-smelling hair off of a shampoo for a fraction of the cost.  

WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT?  No, absolutely not.  I feel like, while it wasn't the worst shampoo I've ever used, it was too expensive to have such underwhelming results.  I don't think any of you should purchase this product unless you want to purchase it only for the smell.  And honestly, you can spray your favorite perfume on your hair before leaving the house if you're that concerned with that feature.  

Texture - Fine/Very wavy/Oily
Thickness - Regular

FTC: I was not sponsored to review this product...PROMISE. (:

Thanks for reading, please follow the blog for more reviews, hauls, product comparisons, and tutorials!

- Rae