Beauty Reviews

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Oil Review

I got a sample of the Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Oil in my Birchbox and one of my readers asked me to review it and I’m glad she did! This stuff is awesome!

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What’s to love?

I wasn’t sure I’d like putting oil in my hair and I think of oil as thick and goopy but I love this stuff! It’s got a very, very light texture and scent which is nice. I rubbed a dime sized drop into my palms and coated and scrunched my hair. I have super curly, thick hair that can be really unruly.

As you can see from the photos below my hair is much wavier in the after photo. I apologize for the bad lighting but I hope you can see that the hair oil also gave me a lot more shine, texture and shape. This oil also have UV and heat protection which is a bonus.

You can use this product on wet or dry hair but I really like it on dry! It’s a bit pricey at $40 for 3.4 fl. oz. but a little goes a long way.

I also like the slogan…For Sublime Softness. That it is. I definitely want this product.

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Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Today I tried out the Garnier Whole Blends Coconut Water & Vanilla Milk Shampoo and Conditioner today because I was in the mood for a little coconut!

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What’s to love?

My mom is a huge fan of the Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures line so We deiced to pick up the new coconut version. This one smells really nice with a great combo of coconut and vanilla. The pearlized shampoo lathers well and rinses out clean and the conditioner feels light and smooth.

I love using coconut shampoo to clarify and remove build-up from my hair and this one works great. I love to switch up my shampoo and conditioner between Lush and I also use Garnier and Aveda products to keep my hair manageable. I like to switch because I think it gives my hair more life and because I love the variety.

Overall I would use this one again for the smell and hydration.

Price: $3.99 for each bottle.

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Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer Review

I’ve been using the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree line on and off for about 5 years now and I love the smell so I wanted to review the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer.

Now the interesting thing about this product is that it’s for hair AND body which I do find a bit weird because I guess I never noticed the “body” part on the label and I’ve always just used it on my hair!

Also on the Paul Mitchell web page there’s this rustic looking guy! I am assuming the product is unisex and not just for men but who knows as it does say it makes a great post-shave soother. I still love it though.

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What’s to love?

First up, the Paul Mitchell Tee Tree line smells so amazing. I mean not just good, but keep-on-your-desk-and-smell-all-day good. It’s the perfect mix of mint and tea tree oil.

I actually use this on my wet hair if I’m going to blow dry it as it adds a lot of great moisture to my hair. It also smells great as it drys, so minty and fresh. The bottle has a pump so it’s super easy to use. I use about 2-3 pumps on my almost shoulder length thick hair. I also use it to control static in the Winter, for this I only use 1 pump.

Overall I love this product and always have a bottle on hand.

It’s also Vegan too.

Price: $10.24 for 10.14 oz.

 

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Redken Fashion Waves 07 Review

Happy Labor Day all! I’ve been hunting for beach glass this weeked and thought it would be fun to review the Redken Fashion Waves 07. I got this full-sized bottle in my Summer Beautycon Box and the retail is $19.99.

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What’s to love? 

Redken reminds me of the 80’s. It has a great smell and is a quality brand. The Fashion Waves 07 is a Sea Salt spray that is supposed to give you nice textured waves. I gave my hair a couple of good sprays and scrunched and it did produce a nice look. I already have waves and I think the spray gave me some shine too.

The product is super light-weight and does not have any build-up or stickyness. It also works well on wet hair and gives me more volume when I blow it dry.

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Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I have a ton of these Garnier Whole Blends Honey Treasures Shampoo and Conditioner samples so I wanted to try them out. This set is from my August Allure Beauty Box. I do love that Garnier has been so generous will handing these out. I love trying a new product before I commit to buying.

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What’s to love?

First I have to say that I’m a fan of the Garnier Fructis products and before I found the Lush Shampoo Bars I used it quite a bit. I do like to use regular shampoo occasionally to mix things up and I’m impressed with the Whole Bends Honey Treasures.

The product contains royal jelly, honey and propolis which makes for a very creamy nourishing formula. The white pearlized shampoo could almost be mistaken for conditioner it’s so creamy. The shampoo is not a high-lather product but feels silky and rinses clean. The conditioner is super creamy and more on the heavy side.

Both have a honey/caramel scent that has a touch of a purfumey smell. Meaning that it’s not super earthy but I liked it. It feels more like a salon product for a much better price.

I can see myself using Honey Treasures after I color my hair or when it feels more dried out as it is super conditioning. I will probably pick up the full-sized products soon.

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Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight Review

One of my all time favorite hair products is the Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight .

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What’s to love?

To say my hair is unruly is a major understatement. I have huge thick hair that’s neither curly or straight. It’s kind of wavy and bushy like Hermione Granger which is fine by me.

Luckily I found a great product to tame my hair. The Aveda Smooth Infusion is one of my “can’t live without” products. I apply a dime sized drop on my hands, rub together and then coat my entire head when my hair is wet. I usually air dry my hair and applyingSmooth Infusion first eliminates any fuzz. I also use it on my hair when it’s dry to get rid of static and smooth it down.

As with all Aveda products I love the smell. It smells fresh and earthy and strong which I love. Aveda has a truly unique smell that’s not perfumey but it is powerful.

My 5 fl. oz. was $26 and will last me 6-8 months which is awesome.

My hair will never completely straighten but the Smooth Infusion gets me darn close. Without it you might as well just compare me to a Texas tumble weed when it’s humid. So a huge Yay! for the Aveda Smooth Infusion.

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Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar Review

Jumping Juniper is now my favorite Lush Shampoo Bar which means that I have a serious addiction to these shampoo bars because I am always discovering a new favorite!

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What’s to love?

Jumping Juniper is so fresh. It’s a combination of lavender and rosemary with some citrus and juniperberry oil mixed in. I was attracted to this bar because it says it’s for oily hair which I defiantly have.

The lather on this bar is super thick, smells amazing and made my hair feel really clean. I did notice afterwards that my hair was softer and shinier and then next day I had less oil so I’m thinking it works.

So I’m adding this one to my Lush Shampoo Bar rotation and I’m sure I’ll find a new one to add to the mix soon!

Here’s my YouTube Demo of the Lush Jumping Juniper Shampoo Bar.

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Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo Review

I finally got around to reviewing the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo I got in my July 2016 Birchbox. I usually wash my hair everyday so I didn’t have a chance to use this product but when I did I really liked it.

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What’s to love?

First, the Amika dry shampoo is free from talc or aluminum which I love and it’s Made in the USA.

I sprayed the product on my hair and although I don’t usually like aerosols this one felt ok aside from the pressure, it does come out fast so do follow the instructions of holding it 10-12 inches away from your scalp!

The scent is really nice, it’s Buckthorn Berry which I had never heard of. It’s a nice light  berry scent that I loved. After spraying I rubbed the product  through  my hair with my fingers. It drys fast and left my hair silky smooth. There was no stickiness and my hair did feel a lot fresher.

I would absolutely use this product while traveling or when I had to go a day without washing my hair. A great idea for people on the go.

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Lush Big Solid Hair Conditioner Review

I’ve been using the Lush Big Solid Hair Conditioner bar now for about  a month now and I love it but that wasn’t the case on the first day.

What’s to love?

My first experience with a Lush hair condition bar was Jungle and it didn’t go well. So I tried again with the new Big Condition Bar and almost gave up because I was using it wrong.

The key to success is to put the bar on top of your head and rub down along the length of your hair. This works! Don’t rub the bar in circles, that will make a mess. You can also get some on your fingers and work into your hair. Just don’t rub in circles.

Seriously, once I used Big correctly the results were amazing. My hair is much more conditioned, soft and shiny. I also love the smell which is a unique blend of coconut oil, bladderwrack seaweed,vanilla, jasmine and lemon/lime. I love the scent of this one.

This is now one of my all time favorite conditioners and my daughter loves it too. It completely detangles our thick hair.

I also love that it lasts a long time. The bar in the photo is 3 weeks old and we use it every day.

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Lush American Cream Conditioner Review

I’ve been using the Lush American Cream Hair Conditioner for about 3 weeks now and I decided I love it.

What’s to love?

I have to admit when I first tried this condition I wasn’t quite sold. The scent is amazing (a vanilla strawberry scent) but I didn’t like the way it felt on my hair. I tend to like smooth slippery conditioners that make your hair feel silky when wet. American Cream gives your hair more or a squeaky clean feeling when you rinse it out.

But…I continued to use it and noticed that my hair was getting shinier and had less built up. So now I am completely hooked on this conditioner. You only need a small amount to do the trick and my 3.3 oz bottle seems to last about a month.

So Yay! for American Cream.