October 19, 2012
One of my best friends recently told me that she was going grey. I could sympathise with her, because I myself have been colouring my hair since my teenager years in an attempt to cover up hereditary greyness (thankfully I didn’t have a boyfriend spouting endless ’50 Shades Of Grey’ jokes at me like she currently does). Needless to say, I am an at-home hair dyer from way back and I’m always tempted to change up my hair colour to something different in spring and summer. If you’re the same and feeling like you want to change up your look, Nice ‘n Easy are offering you to chance to win one of three summer style packs including a Wella pro series colour shampoo and conditioner and a Nice ‘n Easy hair colour of your choice. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post letting me know which of the Nice ‘n Easy shades you would choose if you were to win! The three winners will be drawn on 14th November 2012 (please note that this giveaway is open to Australian residents only), good luck!
April 20, 2011
Where to start with O&M’s Rootalicious… First things first – best product name ever. Secondly, I am really growing to love O&M’s packaging. All of their products look amazing sitting on the shelf which means I’m always more than happy to have them on display and Rootalicious is no exception. One thing that Rootalicious doesn’t seem to have going for it as much as other O&M products I’ve used in the past is the fragrance. It has no real scent that I can pick up on, so I was slightly disappointed by that. Getting past that small factor, this product works miracles on my flat hair. To use, you can apply the foam just to the root area to give added lift, or comb it through your hair to add volume in all areas. The directions don’t actually state whether or not you’re supposed to apply the product to dry or damp hair, so I tried both and definitely think that damp hair (prior to blow drying) is the way to go. The results were nothing crazy, but obvious. My hair looked fuller and definitely had more body and lift in the root area. O&M Rootalicious retails for $29.95 AUD and can be purchased online from Australian beauty retailer Adore Beauty. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)
February 7, 2011
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)
January 21, 2011
I have been using the Sebastian Professional Hydre Shampoo and Conditioner for a few weeks now, and it’s become a firm favourite in my hair care routine for summer. The range is pitched as being a post-celebration hair saviour, and it’s definitely helped me nurse my hair back to health after the hectic Christmas/New Year period. I’ve seen less fly-aways and a noticable difference in the general frizzy state of my hair post my straightening/blowdrying/curling/overstyling period during the holidays. The products do not have any particular scent, other than that “freshly washed hair” scent that I absolutely adore. The only thing I don’t really like about the products is the packaging. I know it sounds silly, but I don’t like that the bottles are two different colours, and the black container seemed to get very dirty (even in the shower) really quickly. Having said that I really like the blue and black writing on the white bottle, which appeals to my pathetically superficial side. The Sebastian Hydre Shampoo and Conditioner retail for $68 AUD within the “Sebastian Professional Thirst Quencher Pack” which also contains the Taming Elixir. For stockist information, contact 1300 728 333. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review.)
December 20, 2010
My first exposure to the haircare brand Alterna came many years ago when Kate Bosworth mentioned using their caviar range in an interview with InStyle magazine. So my interest was piqued and of course, despite my searching I could not find the brand available for purchase anywhere in Australia. The years passed and to be honest the brand slipped my mind – until I recently received an email regarding the Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Post Party Hair Rehab. My hair has been frazzled lately, which I am putting down to the fact that in my rushed pre-Christmas state, I’m not spending enough time nurturing it as I should. So this post party hair rehab sounded like something I urgently needed in my life. I’ve been using the shampoo & conditioner since receiving it a couple of weeks ago, and I am somehow still not finished the bottles (despite washing my hair every day) but I thought I would put my review up anyway. Firstly, the shampoo and conditioner both have a lovely citrus smell that is nice and invigorating during my 5am shower time. Also, the shampoo lathers up a LOT so you only need a small amount of product to go a long way. Now, after using the product for a few weeks now I have to admit that I do not think it is ideal for my hair type. I have thin hair (a lot of it) that is prone to oiliness that I wash every day because I am yet to master the art of taming it to be washed every couple of days. I noticed that after a couple of days of using this product in a row my hair seemed quite weighed down by product. The Alterna range uses caviar extract that contains omega 3 fatty acids that help to smooth down the hair shaft and promote shine. I’m not sure if this is the reason why my hair seemed ‘thicker’ than usual, but it’s my guess. Don’t get me wrong, my hair looked great, but it felt kind of strange and heavy to me. I think the shampoo & conditioner would be better suited to people who have thicker hair than I, or who wash their hair on a less frequently than I do. I will post a review soon on the Overnight Hair Rescue – which I absolutely LOVE. The Alterna range is free of Parabens, Mineral Oil, Phthalates and other nasty things. The Alterna Caviar Moisture Shampoo retails for $37.95 AUD and the Caviar Moisture Conditioner for $39.95 AUD. Both products are available for purchase at high end boutiques and salons. For stockist information check the website. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)
September 21, 2010
Pantene stylist Sam McKnight did the styling for the Twenty8Twelve runway show in London and I am dying with lust over the look pictured above. If only my hair would grow a little faster! Hopefully by next winter it will be long enough that I can style it like this (and with that hot red lipstick too).