Monday, October 14, 2019

New Haircare Finds From Shu Uemura Art Of Hair, ColorProof and Truhair

Some new and exciting luxury haircare finds I’ve discovered in the past few months with quick reviews.



Truhair is a brand new to me and their Frothy Micro-Bubble Exfoliating Shampoo ($26; truhair.com; amazon.com) and Whipped Moisturizing Nao-Encapsulated Creamy Conditioner ($26; truhair.com; amazon.com) are made from clean ingredients. Frothy is a clarifying, scalp exfoliating shampoo that cleanses without stripping. I loved how the shampoo left my hair balanced, bouncy and super clean while Whipped is a super creamy conditioner that detangles, smoothes and keeps my hair very manageable and a perfect one to use after Frothy.



The Muroto Volume Haircare Range is a new launch from Shu Uemura Art of Hair and a fabulous range for anyone wanting lightweight hydration. The Shampoo ($48; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) is volumizing without drying and the Conditioner ($58; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) is more like a thicker lotion that helps with adding moisture without weighing hair too much. The Muroto Volume Hair Mask ($68; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) is a deep conditioning mask that I like to use once a week, but this one is one of the more lighter masks I’ve used that doesn’t cause product build up. The Muroto Volume Hydro-Texturizing Hair Mist ($39; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) is a styling product that works better while air drying and a little goes a really long way with this one as overdoing can cause the ends to feel a bit stiff. That apart, a good range for anyone wanting volumizing hydration without the heaviness from moisturizing hair care.





The Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue All-In-Oil Hair Milk ($46; shuuemuraartofhair-usa.com) is a perfect styling product in the form of a milky oil that helps add great shine, conditions and controls frizz. It smells amazing and the scent lingers around for a while. I absolutely love this one since my hair is fine, but frizzy and it adds a lot of movement and bounce while defining my natural waves. I also did notice that it speeds up drying time and never feels greasy or oily. Definitely a luxurious styling product that I can see working on all hair types except very thick.



ColorProof is another brand that is new to me and the SuperSheer range is a clean formula that is free of fragrance, dyes, sulfates, silicones and contains natural bioactives. The Shampoo and Conditioner ($32; Colorproof.com) are super gentle and one of the mildest I have tried, while they also cleanse and condition beautifully without any kind of product buildup. This range is also safe on color treated hair and is gentle enough for use everyday, but also great if you are like me and don’t wash your hair everyday since the formula does keep your scalp balanced without leaving it too oily.



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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight and Spicebomb Night Vision


Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight and Spicebomb Night Vision


Spicebomb Night Vision ($80 - $98; sephora.com) and Flowerbomb Midnight ($115 - $165; sephora.com) are both great new fall fragrances from Viktor&Rolf. Spicebomb Night Vision is quite different from the original Spicebomb, as it has more of a citrusy-fresh opening with a musky-vanilla dry down. This concoction also features notes of Green Cardamom, Green Mandarin, Grapefruit, Clove, Nutmeg, Sage, Geranium, Roasted Almonds and Tonka Bean Absolute. While it is a perfect late summer-fall scent, the longevity is much less than that of the original Spicebomb and the fragrance itself is lighter. Flowerbomb Midnight is a sweet, spicy, comforting, warm fragrance that is perfect for this time of the year and  feels like a lighter take on the classic Flowerbomb. This one has notes of Black Currant, Pomegranate, Night Blooming Jasmine, Peony, Vanilla and White Musk. It is a tad more fruity and less patchouli-esque compared to the original Flowerbomb, while not too cloyingly sweet. The opening is more floral, but also not too heady and the dry down that brings out the creamy vanilla and musk almost feels like a gourmand. 

Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight and Spicebomb Night Vision
Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Midnight and Spicebomb Night Vision





























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belif Aqua Bomb Hydrating Toner and Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb


belif Aqua Bomb Hydrating Toner and Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb



The Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb ($65; sephora.com) and Aqua Bomb Hydrating Toner ( $28; sephora.com) are two new launches from belif. The Aqua Bomb Hydrating Toner smells like the aqua bomb moisturizer and has a non-sticky, lightweight texture. I like to 'splash' this on my face after cleansing more than using it on a cotton pad like a traditional toner and it feels hydrating on its own. It does have alcohol listed quite high up in the ingredients list though, so that is something to keep in mind if you plan on using this on a daily basis. For me, I prefer it as I need it, in rotation, since I could skip toner most days, especially if I am using a moisturizer like the belif Moisture bomb. The Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb is a great hydrating serum that that aims to hydrate, even and boost elasticity for overall smoother looking skin. It has a slight, tacky texture, but absorbs pretty well and layers beautifully under skincare and makeup. I do feel like this is more of a very hydrating, layering product that also calms skin pretty well without feeling greasy or oily. Its a good product if you have combination-dry skin and want something to layer underneath lighter moisturizers, although it might even work as a moisturizer by itself in the summer.

belif Aqua Bomb Hydrating Toner and Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb
belif Aqua Bomb Hydrating Toner and Youth Creator-Age Knockdown Bomb


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