Eileen’s Review: Alyssa by Envy, Sparkling Champagne Rooted

It is no secret I love a good shag cut and Alyssa by Envy fits that bill perfectly. Alyssa reminds me of a couple of other wigs I own, Trendsetter by Raquel Welch and Sky by Noriko, both are on the top of my list for great shag cuts!

Alyssa came with care instructions, I thought that was a nice touch, especially if you are new to wigs.

Alyssa has an open cap, front measurement of 4.25, crown 4, sides and nape 3.5 and super lightweight at only 2.2 ounces. I like the nape, it doesn’t tend to rub against my collar, therefore prolonging the life of the wig. There is permatease, I’m a big fan of permatease, but it is not overwhelming by any means. I especially like the bang on this one, it is wispy and fun!

I use a small amount of styling cream to create tons of texture or you could smooth this one down easily for a very sleek look. The back has lots of flips and layers!

The color sparkling champagne is beautiful, it is a dark golden blonde with mixed golden blonde and light golden blonde highlights and a medium root. This color is very comparable to Jon Renau’s 12FS8 (shaded praline), the picture above shows the similarity.

As with all my wigs I love to try and accessorize them as much as possible. You can wear the same wig daily but can make it look totally different by just adding a few accessories. I don’t think you would ever need to touch a comb to this one, all it needs is some finger styling and you are good to go!

I am finding myself gravitating toward these shag cuts more and more. I love the fact that they are super easy to wear, fun to accessorize and look great on almost everyone! This would be a good choice for a “first wig”, I promise it won’t be your last!

Product Listing:
Alyssa by Envy

You can see all of Eileen’s guest blogger posts here, and also find her on Instagram @crazywiglady and now on YouTube!



  1. Zanetta
    January 22, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    I appreciate the side by side comparison on colors. Sparkling Champagne is so pretty, love it, and Caramel Rooted looks like it would be worth trying.
    Thanks Eileen!

    • Eileen
      January 26, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      Hi Zanetta; I have fallen in love with both the sparkling champagne as well as the caramel rooted, both blondes but yet just different enough to keep them interesting! Thanks for the comments and have a great day!

  2. January 23, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Your reviews are so wonderful..I thoroughly enjoy them and love the ideas for styling them too..thank you..best Kathleen

    • Eileen
      January 26, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Kathleen; thank you so much, for some reason I love accessorizing wigs; I think it is because I could never do anything with my bio hair, a clip would just slipl right out. Isn’t fun to have hair that we can play with and wear different ways to make it our own! Thanks so much for the comments and for taking the time to read my blogs, I truly enjoy all of yours and your instagram as well!

  3. Kelly
    January 25, 2018 / 2:49 am

    I love your Instagram pics and do glad to have you blogging for us!!!!❤️❤️Fantastic job❤️

    • Eileen
      January 26, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Thanks Kelly! I so enjoy instagram and blogging here on cysterwigs.com; I feel like the luckiest girl around, I get to have fun with wigs and hopefully help someone along their journey like so many others did for me. Thanks so much for your comments, have a great day!

  4. Cwatson
    February 12, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    What color would you go with in the Alyssa if you had the Sky by Noriko in Almond Spice

    • February 13, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      Hi there! This is Gina from CysterWigs. Thank you for commenting on Eileen’s review of Alyssa! 🙂

      Almond Spice is definitely a very unique and pretty color. This makes it a little difficult to color match in other brands like most of the beautiful Noriko colors. I think your best bet would be Toasted Sesame. The color isn’t exact and appears to be slightly lighter due to the color placement.

      I hope this helps!

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