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Quick Updates 7/19

19 Jul

Happy Monday DollFace!!!! I awoke to a bright and sunny day this morning! I hope that you all are having a very enjoyable Monday and that the day continues to be an awesome one for you.

Today’s post is very quick. I have a few updates for you all and an even bigger “To Do” list for myself. Great, wonderful, marvelous and awesome things are happening here at DollFace Productions. God has really put His hand all up in it and opened doors for me. I’m so excited for what’s to come! There are some things that I can’t share at this moment but rest assured that as they begin to unfold and take flight, I will be posting and updating you all.

So on to the updates: Well as some of you may have read from my Facebook page and tweets, the raw materials that I was so patiently awaiting finally arrived! I woke up last Wednesday morning to the sound of the screen door closing and the UPS truck pulling off… nothing as ever sounded sweeter that early in the morning LOL. I got to work immediately on a nu hair product (a post to follow shortly). It is currently in the hands- and hair-  of my eager testers, giving it a try. I’m very anxious to hear the feedback for this one!

DollFace is also currently undergoing a “move” of sorts. I’m running out of space here at my house to store all of my materials so to accommodate things, I am making space anyway I can and storing some things with a few good friends of mine. Production is still going to be a little slow while I transition through this so please patient and forgiving with me. Also, affected by this is Makeup Monday. Sorry but today there won’t be any pics of makeup looks. Not to fret though my dear, I will have some posted by the weekend!

Lastly,  I need some ideas/ input! I welcome all comments and suggestions. Let me know what you guys think, what you would like to see (makeup and product wise), any comments you may have. To kick-start this, there is a poll below for you to answer. I’m in search of a nu natural fragrance so tell me what your favs are and if your fav isn’t on the list then write me and tell me about it!


La-la-laAAahh Lavender Face Cleanser FEEDBACK

6 Jul

Last week I posted about the face cleanser that I whipped up. I’m coming back today with some feedback from a loyal product tester. She used it for a week in place of her Mary Kay facial cleanse for Combo skin. Below are her thoughts.

The face cleanser has an easy application and a clean rinse! I didn’t have that tight feeling like my skin had been stretched after using the cleanser as well. The lavender fragrance was a smidge over powering for my taste so maybe [she will] cut back on the amount of lavender oil used next time. My skin felt great, clean and refreshed. I had moisture without greasiness and the smell of the lavender is very relaxing.

I posted my thoughts on the original post so I won’t repeat them. I’ve ordered more supplies and once they arrive I can whip up another batch; this time my goal is to improve texture and viscosity. I would like a smoother textured cream with a thicker consistency. I also plan to cut back on the amount EO I used… I agree the smell was a little over powering. Lastly, I changed the name of the cleanser (subject to change again lol)… what do you think of this name? I think its short enough to fit on a label and catchy enough to attract my target market without being a gimmick. Feedback is needed PUHLEASE!

Until next time baby dolls!

Peace and Blessings

Wave Pomade Feedback

25 Jun

I have another product review for you guys. This one is from my booski who tried the wave pomade. Here’s what he had to say

Okay give me a moment to step out my boyfriend aka booski role… Quick to the point, I like it.  I typically use Pro-line wave control pomade as well as Pro-line wave and styling gel (use both at the same time). I can honestly say that her pomade is able to give wave control like regular wave grease and also give you the moisture just like wave & style gel.  I did notice flakes in my hand from pomade but not in my hair- little soap and water can cure that problem.  I would like to mention that I do not have naturally wavy hair but my hair received shine and waves .  I rubbed a wet towel [all] over my head and the pomade came out easily. It has a great smell too.

I also gave a sample to my mother and aunt for their thoughts as well. Both have close cut ceasars (that they rock FIIIEEERCEly might I add). They love it! I plan to interview them for an update to this post.

So far i have received really positive feedback from my testers and thats very encouraging. My thoughts? Well personally, the smell is to die for! It is so fresh and clean and crisp… like a sunny day! The consistency? Ehh not so much. When I think of pomade I think of thick consistency, although many newer versions of pomade are lighter and silkier. So again, I’m dissatisfied with the texture of the product but the good news is that I have found a way to conquer this and achieve the consistency and texture I desire. I do like the moisturizing effects though. Its jammed packed with moisturizers anyways so I expected this. The wave enhancement that the pomade provides is really nice too. The wave pattern in the pics above are even better up close [SEA SICK]! On a females hair who may not be so concerned with waves, the pomade lays the hair down and gets rid of the fly-a- ways. Overall I’m extremely happy with the pomade. At the time I made it, my hair was straight so I’m excited to try it on my curly hair!

Brown Suga’ Hair Gel

25 Jun

I had a business meeting about a week ago so I brought a sample of a product that is currently in R&D to the meeting. The product is a natural hair gel. It contains no alcohol, no parabens, no sulfates… non of that junk.

The great stuff that’s in it include, veggie oils like olive oil and carrot oil, honey, and of course brown sugar. The brown sugar gives it a really awesome smell… almost like cake candy or cake batter. Kinda makes you wanna lick it (fight the urge!).

I tested the gel in a few strands of my own hair and I asked a friend to try it and offer her thoughts. She prepared a video for me, giving her feedback; however, the video won’t embed in the blog so I paraphrased her thoughts below.

I tried the styling gel on a style I normally where to work [slicked back low pinned bun]. The styling gel went really well; at the end of the night it still has a nice firm hold. My hair is shiny and the gel smells really good! I can’t smell it once I put it on and wear it throughout the day but I like it. It didn’t really bring out my wave pattern like I would prefer. Normally I use a styling gel by Just For Me which provides a soft hold and brings out my wave pattern. The brown suga’ styling gel has a firmer hold and it doesn’t clump; I prefer a gel with a softer hold so this firmness I’m not used to. However it did slick down my edges and provide a shine to my hair which I love.

My thoughts on the gel? I like the moisture I feel once applied to my hair. I even sleep with the gel on those few strands just to see how well the gel withstands the tossing and turning of sleep. It held up pretty well… it could be better but I’m biased towards that because personally I LOVE hold and I just think that nothing is better than a freshly washed head of hair when applying product. Anyways, I do agree that the formula needs some improvements. May have to develop two versions of this product; one with a softer hold and one with a firm hold. Lastly, I over shot on the viscosity of the gel. I had a consistency in mind something like Komaza Care’s Coconut hair pudding (love Love LOVE that stuff). I ended up with something a little thicker than Komaza Care’s; I think that is attributed to the tablespoon of corn starch I added for thickness. I’m going to give it another go and cook up another batch minus the cornstarch and see how it does. I posted some pics below of the strand test on my hair… one thing I must say is that the gel provided great curl and wave definition and you gotta LOVE that!

Wave Pomade… needs a name thou

18 Jun

Hello… good morning! So last night I got in a nu shipment of supplies from this bomb site Bramble Berry! It was a great day at my house to say the least lol. Anyways, later that night – yea I wait til late at night to go in the “lab” cuz this heat down here don’t play- I went in the lab to get to work. I have a few recipes that I’ve been waiting to cook up for awhile but I decided to start work on the wave pomade… at my booski’s request of course.

Some of the ingredients

I started around 7 and different emerge til 10. It was well worth it thou cuz I think that I made something pretty damn awesome. This wave pomade was designed with a man in mind but it can totally be used by both sexes. It has a nice lemony smell… very fresh and clean and not too overpowering. It was designed to give moisture and staying power all in one [POW].  A few of the ingredients include sunflower oil, shea butter and glycerin. Those three ing. right there scream MOISTURIZE ME! The product is currently in testing by a few loyal “fans”. I will post excerpts of the feedback once I get it.

So proud of myself for making this though. My chem classes really did pay off… BTW did I mention I have a BSc in Biochemistry? Yea I’m a nerd… a fly one at that. Anywho, I’m overall pleased with the way the pomade turned out. I came pretty close to the consistency of  what I want the final product to be. The pomade is a tad “loose” like jello that has begun to melt (? yall know what I mean?) Anyone know how to get a thicker consistency without using petroleum or mineral oils? Those two are the DEVIL reincarnated (no seriously).

Feedback and ideas are always welcomed. Thanks 4 reading.

The final product as it cools