My review today is not actually regarding tigi in general. It is based on one of the tigi make-up products that I unfortunately couldn't find a category for. The product is from the bed head range and it is called girls just want it. Description: The product in question is actually a palette of lipsticks. The packaging: The palette is chrome and shiny in colour. It has 5 small circles on the front where you can see the lip sticks underneath. Inside the palette is also chrome. It has a compartment for a lipstick brush. There are 10 different lipstick shades altogether these are named, Happiness - a peachy colour Romance - bright pink Beauty - gold Hope - lighter pink Gossip - bronze Faith - nude colour Serenity - peachy bronze Loyalty - warm brown Passion - deep rich red Luxury - berry red The lipstick compartments are average size and you get a fair amount to last a good while. The palette also contains a mirror for precise application. The product: As I mentioned and listed before, there are 10 different shades to this palette. The variety is great and you could easily use this as a day or night lipstick palette. I applied the lipstick with my fingers. Out of preference I find this easier than using a lip brush. There is no scents to the lipsticks. The texture was fairly thick and transferred easily to the lips. The colour when applied looks the same as it does in the palette. In my opinion I would definitely say that these lipsticks are more like a lip stain. I was very impressed to see that they had fantastic staying power. They didn't disappear after a short time like some others I have tried in the past. The result: I really love this little compact, the colours are great and I love the fact that I can keep changing my colour whenever I wish. There isn't one colour in the palette that I wouldn't wear. I think these lipsticks are great lip softeners too. The price: Depending where you shop, one of these palates will cost around £11. I think this is reasonable considering you are getting 10 different colours. I know that this particular palette is limited edition but you can still buy it at the moment. Overall: I was really happy with this product and I will continue to use it in the future. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to change their lipstick daily.
I admit it - I am a TIGI junkie now. After trying just about every hair care product on the market - and spending way more than my husband will ever know - I have found the line that I use exclusively. I start with the Catwalk thickening shampoo and condition, which leave my hair clean, shiny, and yes, thicker. Then - and this is funny because I never believed in using a bunch of stuff in my hair at once - I use the Superstar lotion to sort of coat my hair and then move on to my favorite product - Small Talk. This stuff is amazing! My hair immediately feels thicker and even before blow-drying it has the "bed-head" look that is so easy and sexy. A few blasts of Maxxed-Out hairspray and I'm good to go for the whole day. A couple of reasons to spend the extra money on these products: Great hold without helmet head, every single product smells great, the packaging is just plain cool, it all rinses out easily the next time you shampoo, and since I started using this stuff, my hair is thicker, fuller, and has stopped falling out! Thick, sexy hair that you don't have to worry about all day makes a woman feel great. I hope you will all like this stuff as much as I do! I've finally thrown out all those bottles and tubes that I've kept under the sink as a safety net.
I have just discovered this new cream well I say cream but it is actually a combination of a mousse/gel which blends when rubbed in hands into a lovely non-sticky solution. About this product. It is designed to give thin straggly hair ( I have the Worzel Gummage variety) a brand neew lease of life. And boy does it! Now normally I don't buy these posh products as i always think they are a con and are all nice packaging but nothing inside but this really is different. A 'heat activated cream' that 'melts' apon application this wonder stuff instantly, moisturises,conditions,thickens and creates volume. By penentrating (O'er missus) the hair shaft (gets ruder..) it creates expansion and body leaving you with beautiful looking hair (well kind of, nearly). So that's the science part anyway. The practical side of things..Money. For a whole 100ml you can expect to pay a grand sum of £12.25 which at first made me gasp out loud considereing I'd just paid bloody £32 for hair cut but I was assured that it really would last ages and indeed it has, 8 months and still going strong! The design of the product is a little basic but then the company is very plain in it's designs in anycase so having a nice Navy bottle is to be expected I guess? SO IS IT REALLY GOOD FOR ALL TYPES OF HAIR? EVEN STRAW TYPES? Yes I can vouch it is it really does wonders and after I would say a couple of goes you really notice the difference. You can buy this product from most good salons (try the trendy types) or try their website @ www.TIGI.com but don't be surprised to find the prices are still as dear. Oh well enjoy it because you'reworth it. Oops wrong advert (wasn't that L'oreal?)
"I have the most appalling hair" so goes the silly little poem I contributed in entry to a recent hair colouring competition,but guess what........I won a prize. Actually, I really do have the most appalling hair and the poem was a very real opinion on the product, albeit a rather strange one. Unfortunately my hair is long, flyaway and totally uncontrollable and this may possibly be the reason why my Tigi prize hasn't I'm afraid impressed me,despite the fact that I've now used it many times over the last few weeks or so. One should never look a gift horse in the mouth so the saying goes and I have to say I feel rather uncomfortable writing this opinion as I was of course really pleased to win (I never usually win anything) and very excited to receive my Tigi Bed Head hair set, comprising shampoo, conditioner and Creative Genius sculpting liquid. In fact I was so excited I ran up to the bathroom to use it immediately when it arrived by post. The first thing that struck me when receiving the gift set was the very unattractive packaging. Tigi products come in extremely plain plastic-looking bottles with the brand name in giant black lettering. The shampoo is a bright orange colour, the conditioner is pale peach and the Creative Genius sculpting liquid is bright torquise - I certainly wouldn't leave these bottles lying around my bathroom as I do with some of my more expensive perfumes and bath lotions as they are not in the least bit attractive. They are however biogradable apparently which is of course ecologically advantageous. I found it very difficult to build up a lather using the shampoo (nearly always a sign that there will be no hair shine) and I found the orange citrus smell rather repellent - this may not bother some people, but personally I prefer my hair to smell of fresh flowers, rather than rotten fruit. The shampoo was very thick and perhaps over a period of time the vitamins (A.B.C,D3 a nd E)will take effect but unfortunately my hair was left looking dryer and more out of control than usual, despite applying the conditioner as directed. I thought perhaps the rather exorbitant price (I will go into details later) might be because there were no chemicals in the products, but that does not seem to be the case. The shampoo contains such ingredients as Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine and a host of other such mysterious products. I decided to compare the shampoo against my normal shampoo (Asda Henna Natural) and was amazed to see the ingredients were practically identical apart from something called Zea Mays, Allantoin and Riboflavin. Asda's product equally though had many ingredients which the Tigi shampoo did not have and at 99p per bottle certainly represents far greater value for money. I have no complaints about the Tigi conditioner, but have to say it is no better or worse than other far cheaper products on the market The blurb on the bottle says it will energize lazy ho-hum hair........well I'm sure if anyone has lazy ho-hum hair it has to be me, but can anyone clarify what ho-hum hair is! ! ! If anything, my hair felt rather heavy and lifeless after using the conditioner.despite rinsing it out. I have used some conditioners supplied with hair colourings which have been amazing and as Tigi does not come cheap, I had rather expected the same results with this. Now to the turquoise sculpting liquid. Basically it reeks.......dreadful, quite sickening smell. It doesn't make the hair greasy however and does help to keep the style somewhat, however again no better than cheaper makes I have used eg., Insette etc., To make matters worse, the top of the bottle wasn't working on my sample so it was fiddly to get the product on my hands adequately. If you fancy browsing through the products go to http://www.beautyofasite.com, or bring up Tigi Hair products on Google. The Ex tra Extra Straightner sounds a good product at $l6.95 and I also like the sound of the Shine Hair Stick, but I must stress I haven't tried these products personally. Finally the prices: Bed Head Self Absorbed shampoo 12oz = $8 32oz = $20 Bed Head Self Absorbed conditioner 8oz = $12 32oz = $24 Creative Genius Sculpting Liquid 8oz = $15 Tigi's advertising campaign seems to be aimed at the "young everything natural " buyer, but personally I find the prices exorbitant for what is essentially just another shampoo and conditioner. The products aren't tested on animals, but then again neither is my normal shampoo - Asda's best at 99p. Sorry Tigi - nice prize - nice surprise - don't like the products though.
Ok! I admit it! I only recently discovered the wonder that are Tigi hair products, and only because I won a Tigi goody bag... typical student huh? Well, they are rather pricey, but then what do you expect from Toni and Guy? But if you've ever splashed out and had your hair snipped at a Toni and Guy salon, you'll have probably noticed how silky, shiny and gorgeous smelling you hair was afterwards right? Well I know this will probably sound like some cheesy line from an advert, but I'll take the risk and say it anyway - with Tigi products your hair feels that way every time you wash/style your hair. Now because I won all this Tigi stuff I'm able to comment on quite a lot of the products. So bear with me! My 'must have' would have to be the Tigi 'Moisture and Shine Conditioning Balm' (in other words, a conditioner) and the 'Moisture and Shine' shampoo. Of course you can probably get similar Tigi products tailored to the exact needs of your hair, but I would definitely recommend paying the extra. And lets face it, it is quite a lot more than what you'd pay for a bog-standard shampoo and conditioner, but as far as I'm concerned, worth every penny. They leave my hair in the same tip-top condition that it has after a trip to T&G, which is good news for me since I colour my hair blonde so the condition of it is always a concern. I also always wondered exactly how they got my hair so shiny after a visit to the salon and now I know - Tigi 'Pure Gloss Finishing' is the stuff they spread into your hair after it's been cut, washed and dried. I'm unsure how much this tiny bottle costs but it'll last you a lot longer than you think. You literally only need one drop of this stuff and your hair will shine. Any more than a drop and it can make your hair look greasy so use it sparingly. The ‘Bed Head’ range of styling products also impressed me. 'Creative Genius Sculpting Liq uid' is extremely effective and looks very funky (ok, I'm a sucker for nice packaging.) It's bright green and looks a little like the acrylic paints we used in school – I found the prospect of putting that in my hair quite novel! It's very good when applied to wet hair and does hold you hair well, especially when used with 'uptight heat activated curl maker' which is kind of like a hair spray but without the stiffness. But I doubt I'd fork out the extra cash for this product, as it's good, but not effective enough at holding your hair to be worth the extra cash. It loosely holds your style in place, but it doesn't do anything that your average hairspray can't do, even if it does smell truly delicious. I've also tried the Bed Head shampoo and conditioner. I was expecting this to be much the same as the Tigi 'moisture and shine' shampoo and conditioner, but it wasn't half as good, though I have no idea why this is since it's still manufactured by Tigi. It didn't leave my hair in particularly great condition, and if anything, my hair was left feeling a bit dry and tangled. Perhaps they weren't particularly well suited to my hair type. Aside from that though, the rest were great products. Definitely buy the Tigi moisture and shine shampoo and conditioning balm to get that 'fresh from the salon' feel.
Tigi's Straight Talk Flattening Balm is one of the best styling products I have ever used. I have a natural wave in my hair which makes it vary from sleek to Shirley Temple a la 'Good Ship Lollipop', with various stages of waves and frizz in between, depending on the humidity and it's mood (yes, my hair really does have a mind of it's own)! Since becoming a Toni & Guy fan, I had noticed how straight they always manage to get my hair, and my hairdresser insisted that the praise belonged to this product. I was sceptical, particularly when I noticed the price tag, but nevertheless decided in a frivolous moment to give i a whirl. The product comes in the form of a clear gel why you apply (in tiny amounts) to towel dried hair then style as usual. The bottle is large (175ml) and has a handy flip-bottom dispenser, which is particularly useful for making sure the gel is ready to dispense without hours of shaking! The gel is non-greasy, seems to absorb well and almost unbelievably it does exactly what is says on the bottle! Apparently the product contains a light relaxant (is that the right word?) which encourages straight sleek hair. Even better than that, after drying you can't tell (by look or feel) that you have a styling product on your hair, even after the inevitable first-time-used-too-much accident! It also leaves your hair looking particularly shiny and glossy. Even though the product is pricier as a whole than it's competitors, it works out a lot cheaper in the long run as you only need a tiny amount of the product to achieve great results. Tigi products are available at all Toni & Guy salons and also through some other independent hairdressers. I haven't seen them in the supermarkets or department stores but I may be wrong... feel free to correct me in the comment section.