Hm. First of all, I wish this was a better video. I’m not sure what went wrong here, but the lighting just wasn’t quite right and I couldn’t fix it as much as I would have liked to in post.I still think it’s too dark, but this was the best I could do with it. Oh well.
Secondly, this is one of a few new Noriko wigs to come out lately, that is really an upgrade to an older style. I’ve reviewed and owned several Angelicas over the years, and it’s always a really pretty wig. I was curious to see how the style would hold up if a monofilament part was added, and at first, I really still liked it even though it definitely lost a lot of lift. But the more I look at it in the video, I don’t know. It’s not that it isn’t pretty, it just has none of the appeal of the non-mono version, and it looks so much like Amore’s Brandi to me that I’m just not sure this needed to be done. It definitely doesn’t look like Angelica at all to me, the more I look at it, even though in the vid I say that it looks similar (I had literally just taken it out of the box and cut the tags off it before filming).
There’s nothing wrong with it, I just don’t much feel like it’s a very valuable addition to the Noriko line because there are other long wigs that look just like it. And if you like the look of Angelica this one probably isn’t going to be for you. It’s nice that it comes in some pretty colors the regular Angelica doesn’t, and the mono part does look quite nice, but that’s about it. Overall, I’d say it’s fine, but that’s not exactly a glowing recommendation.
ETA: A couple of people have asked me where I got this wig for under $100. I’m sure where I say that in the video, but if I did say it, I was wrong! I paid $189 for this at Name Brand Wigs. Sorry for the confusion!