I’ve reviewed Camille before – she’s the lacefront version of Shilo by Noriko made by TressAllure, which used to be La Vie, which used to be Noriko. Long story. Anyway, I wanted to try another long wig in Harvest Gold and remembered that often I can find a TressAllure version of a wig I like by Noriko in different colors – and Camille was no exception. However, I don’t think the color is as lovely in Shilo as it is in the Robin. Oh well. It’s still a lovely wig, and I like it better than the Java Frost/English Tea HL one I bought over the summer.
In other news, I learned how to use my camera properly, finally, so this video looks the best of my recent reviews (except for the extra three minutes of empty video at the end that I forgot, again, to cut out). It only took me a month or so to figure it out, but it was definitely a pain until I got it all sorted.
Also, I haven’t been buying any wigs lately, because I was waiting for more brands to come out with spring releases; many of them are out now, and so far, I’m majorly disappointed. While the styles the companies are coming out with are great, the prices are downright insulting. Over three hundred dollars for a synthetic wig with a lacefront and a monofilament top? Are you kidding me? And most of them are significantly over the $300 mark, too. Sure, I can usually snag a wig on a 30% off sale somewhere, but that still makes the cost in the high $200-range, and that’s just ridiculous to me. I cannot bring myself to spend that much on a synthetic wig, sorryboutit. And since I don’t like human hair ones, well, the reviews are going to be sparse and not focused on new styles. When I reviewed regularly, getting my hands on the new releases was my thing – I wanted to be the first to review the new stuff when it came out. Not sure why that mattered to me so much, but whatever – it isn’t going to be happening anymore anyway.
I did find a Raquel Welch Glitterati on sale for $119 so I snatched that up (been wanting to try that one for quite some time) and I’ve also been curious about the Envy Tara, which came out in the fall of 2015; it was never an overpriced wig (about $130), so once I realized I wasn’t going to be buying any of Raquel Welch’s or Jon Renau’s ridiculous $350 options, I went ahead and purchased Tara to try out and review. Lamenting the prices also prompted me to wander over to Paula Young and see if any lower-priced wigs might tickle my fancy, and I found a little shortie there called Shawn to try as well, for around $60.
Of all the new styles, so far only good old Rene of Paris has kept things reasonable, so I’m looking forward to these new Amores in hopes that they will be reasonably priced as well. For now – here’s Camille/Shilo (and yes, I know I titled the color wrong in the credits; it was too late to fix it by the time I realized my mistake).