The In-Betweens-Color Gray In a Phffzt! Rita Hazan Root Concealer

I had my appointment with Hillary J of Winam Studio, but I had to take an emergency appointment with my client, so I had to move to Saturday.

However, my roots were showing, and since I have dark brown/black hair, you could definitely see the skunky line of white hair in my part!  So I looked on the internet for some temporary solutions.

I had tried the mascara wand based products before, and though you can’t really tell from far away, your covered gray hair looks exactly like when your mascara gets gloppy.  You know, yucky and stuck together.  Besides, I like to touch my hair and the mascara products rubs off on your fingers.

More magazine had a cool article which featured a few different products and how well they worked.  I liked it because it showed how the different products looked on the model who had significant gray hair.

The internet comments talked about a Sally (beauty supply) crayon that was great, and the Bumble and Bumble product.

So I headed over to Sephora and consulted with a young lady, who probably didn’t color because she had to. But she pointed out the various options-but said the Rita Hazan product’s applicator nozzle was easier to avoid over spray because of its small directed nozzle.  I sprayed the product on a tissue and looked just like spray paint. I thought briefly about putting on my head, but…..hey it did say Try Me!


I did try it the next day.  It suggested watching the video, but I barely have time to watch tv. So, I just shook the bottle, and sprayed.  After a few sprays, the gray in my part was pretty covered.  I probably sprayed too much, as my hair felt a little stiff and sticky, like hair spray.

But after a few hours, I touched my hair and it felt a little sticky, the color did not come off.

Their website says the product is sweatproof and won’t rub off on your pillow. It didn’t rub off on my pillow ( I shampoo in the morning) and all in all, I think it was a good choice.

FY-It’s not promoted as a dry shampoo like Bumble and Bumble’s. Which I’d rather wash my hair and put the product on clean hair.  The dry shampoo products are good, but they leave your hair with “texture”. Good, but not always needed.



Ohh Mrs Oba–Facial Specialist at Facial Spa Hawaii

I think I do a pretty good job at taking care of my skin in terms of keeping it moisturized and protected.

But when it comes to heavy lifting exfoliation, or white heads a little under the skin, or blackheads on my nose, I defer to an expert.  I try to never pick at my skin for any reason to avoid scars or pigmentation from trying to do something myself which results in redness, a scab and then a dark area that takes a looooooooonnnnnngggggg time to fade.

I only recently sought help from an expert for the above and had gotten an e-offer from Mrs. Oba of Facial Spa Hawaii.  I went a few years ago, and felt wonderfully refreshed etc but I consider facials a treat and not a necessity.

I had gotten a referral from two of my friends so I figured she must be good.  Her name is Miharu, but I think one friend has been going to her for so long, she is called Mrs Oba, her honorific title.

And she deserves it!

Français : Nez

The first time I went I got the CO2 Firming and Tightening facial-an oxygenated supercharged treat.  I went specifically because I had a whitehead on my forehead, and it didn’t look like it would budge.  Mrs Oba cleaned me up, treating the area with some electro charge thing and it healed without a scar or pigmentation. The masque itself is pretty fun-when she applies it, you can hear the little bubbles popping-it’s like having champagne applied to your face in the form of a bubbling gel.

Yesterday I went and tried the Resurgence Renewal Facial – 70 minutes for $89.  This facial is specifically for post-meno skin that is not producing elasticity-enhancing collagen. It starts off as normal – cleaning, steaming, then a thick-gel masque is applied for 10 minutes or so.  Mrs. O also applied a new blackhead deep cleanse masque on my nose too.  My nose is cleaner than ever!

Their website leaves much to be desired in terms of complete info about the facials, but they do have a paper brochure.  They are located on the ground floor of the pancake house building on Kapiolani Ave. near Side Street Inn.