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Schwarzkopf EC Heat Protection Spray

Protecting your hair during heat styling is absolutely essential. No excuses. You may think your hair can cope with a little straightening every now and then but every time a heat styler touches your hair it’s doing damage. Finding a heat protection product for your hair isn’t hard these days, nearly every styling brand has one but a lot of them are marketed as a specialist product for either straightening or curling. But I mix up what I do with my hair all the time so I prefer a heat protection product that can be used for anything and everything, without any additional hold factor or fancy benefits.

Supermodel (and my own personal hair role model) Heidi Klum can relate, being a model jumping from makeup chair to makeup chair her hair is whipped into all kinds of do’s. It’s those experiences with hair styling that lead her to collaborate with Schwarzkopf on a small range of products – Heidi’s Heat Styles. The heat styling spray is said to be exactly what I look for – an easy, versatile product to be used with any hair tool. My review tells you what I thought of its performance.  Continue Reading

Schwarzkopf EC Ultimate Repair Collection

With winter in Melbourne now in full-swing I have this underlying need to protect my hair, skin and nails as much as possible. Ok so, winter doesn’t actually cause much damage per se – it’s more the constant wearing of hoodies and sitting on my heating vent that would be the biggest problem – but it doesn’t hurt to use the season as a time to indulge in extra care. And while we are talking about extra care, let’s take a look at Schwarzkopf Extra Care’s Ultimate Repair range.

I’ve been using the shampoo and conditioner duo for over 4 weeks and have seen some changes in my hair. The marketing says it will repair damaged hair and apply a protective coat. Did it do that? My review reveals what I really think.  Continue Reading

Schwarzkopf Extra Care Marrakesh Oil Coconut Shampoo

Launched in July 2012, the Schwarzkopf Extra Care Marrakesh Oil & Coconut range was to ride the wave of Argan Oil being used in beauty products. The Schwarzkopf EC version provided consumers with a budget friendly option to what was a booming ingredient but  could their supermarket range stack up to the hype of the more expensive competitors?

The complete range includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Daily Oil Elixir and Express Mousse Treatment. Due to my extremely fine hair I decided to only trial the Shampoo and Conditioner for review. My gut told me that just those two will probably be too rich for my hair, so was it right? Read on to find out.  Continue Reading

This month we start a new financial year, celebrate christmas in July, and gasp at how fast the year as flown by. Yes, it is July and it has been a crazy month so far. New and exciting beauty products are being launched all around us. At last count there were 60 new releases in the beauty categories this month and picking some favourites was nearly impossible. Frankly, they are all amazing, but let’s see what came in at the top of my list.
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I rarely get to test out hair care products for coloured hair because I am not one of those people who always have it dyed. If my 18 year old self heard me say that I am sure she would have dyed of shock, but as I get older I find myself getting less daring and don’t really want to experiment with colour to much. I have also found my hair doesn’t hold colour quite like it used to so out of sheer laziness I just stopped dying it in the first place. 

Back on April 18 I tested out Clairol Nice ‘n Easy and saw that as a perfect opportunity to test out some shampoo and conditioner designed for coloured hair. Seeing as though I love the Schwarzkopf Extra Care 10 Carat Shine Gloss Spray (as you can tell from my review), I thought I should give the brand another run. You know, to see if they were a one hit wonder.

What I Say ….

  • I started using the Shampoo and Conditioner duo from my first wash post-dying.
  • The products smell very pleasant, a bit sweet but not overwhelming. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

Best New Beauty September 2017 beauty products

Wow, guys. This month is absolute madness in the beauty launch calendar. The best new beauty September launches have come in strong from the likes of Fenty Beauty, Too Faced, St Tropez, Nip + Fab, Katy Perry and more.

Discover the best of the best new beauty products with my Best New Beauty September round-up. Continue Reading

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