Product Review: O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum

O&M have a terrible habit of producing hair products that smell so delicious I am actually tempted to consume them and I can only imagine that this would end badly. The Frizzy Logic Shine Serum continues this pattern with a delicious combination scent of coconut and mango. The smell is quite strong while applying and using the product initially, but unfortunately doesn’t hang around to make my hair smell edible throughout the day. I love this product and have been using it every day since receiving it last week. It’s replaced the infamous Moroccanoil on my shelf as my go-to hair smoother and shine giver. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Moroccanoil but I’m finding the scent of the O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum irresistible, and the fact that it gives good results certainly isn’t hampering it’s efforts in the battle for the top spot. To use, apply a couple of drops to your palms, rub them together and smooth them evenly onto your hair. (note: I’ve been using the product both before and after blow drying, and think that if you have fine hair like mine it’s probably best to use it prior to blow drying your hair to see the best results.) The effect is glossy, shiny hair with noticeably less frizziness and fly aways. It’s been crazy humid in Perth lately, and this product has really helped me maintain (and contain) the state of my unruly hair in the changing weather. The O&M Frizzy Logic Shine Serum contains no parabens, is sulfate free and is not tested on animals. It retails for $31.95 AUD and can be purchased online from Adore Beauty. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)

Product Review: Bath + Body Works Exotic Coconut Body Lotion

Have you ever used a product for an extended period of time, and then every time you use it in the future it takes you back to a time in your life? I’m pretty sure that is what is going to happen to me with the Bath + Body Works Exotic Coconut Body Lotion. I’ve been using it non-stop as my body moisturiser since first buying it last year. I think it’s safe to say I love it. The smell is perfect for summer; it’s light, sweet and absolutely delicious. The smell lingers for quite a long time, which I love because the scent is so amazing. People have actually commented on my “perfume” on days where I was wearing no fragrance other than this lotion. It does a pretty decent job at moisturising, but please keep in mind that I don’t have very dry skin so I’m not sure how it would work for those who need a deeper moisturising lotion than I. The Bath + Body Works Exotic Coconut Lotion retails for $9.50 US and is only available from Bath + Body Works Online. (Note: I purchased mine using parcel forwarding service, Hop Shop Go)

Echolife Giveaway & Reader Review [CLOSED]

I’ve been talking more and more lately about how I want to embrace a natural way of living, and one way I am planning to do that is by incorporating more natural products into my beauty routine, and also doing whatever I can to support local business and Australian made products. A company that embraces both of those things is Echolife, and they have offered to sponser a giveaway for one of The Belle Lumiere’s Australian readers. The prize will be a product of your choice from the Echolife $0-$34 Natural Beauty Spread. Echolife will send you the product you choose, and then once you’ve tried it out for a while you get to write up a review and have it posted on The Belle Lumiere. (And of course, you get to keep the product) Fun! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and be sure to leave your email in the details section so that I have a way to get in contact with you if you’re the lucky winner. I will draw the winner next Saturday, the 12th of February 2011. Please note that all entrants must reside in Australia. (Sorry, international readers!) Good luck!

Product Review: Ole Henriksen Roll-On Blemish Attack

Move over Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel, you’ve been usurped. My official new favourite blemish treating product is the Ole Henriksen Roll-On Blemish Attack. It’s my little miracle in a tiny glass jar, and I love it. To use, you simply roll your finger over the little applicator ball and then apply the product to your skin where needed. It takes 1 or 2 days for the product to take full effect, but it really helps to destroy the blemishes before they have a chance to become anything too horrendous. The Roll-On Blemish Attack contains Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid to help combat acne and kill bacteria in the affected area. The product smells strongly of tea tree oil, but I really like the “clean” scent that it gives off. It definitely won’t be for everyone though, so if you strongly dislike tea tree oil, I would avoid this product. I would highly recommend the Roll-On Blemish Attack for those like me that get the occasional breakout, and want a no-fuss way of dealing with blemishes to work into their regular skincare regime. The Ole Henriksen Roll-On Blemish Attack retails for $46 AUD and can be purchased online from Adore Beauty.