Het is weer bijna zover, kerst! Nog een kleine drie maanden en we mogen weer heerlijk kerst vieren. En zelfs nog minder dan drie maanden en we mogen weer onze adventskalender(s) unboxen! Mijn all time favorite? Die van The Body Shop! Hij zit altijd vol met hun ultieme must have producten!
Sunshine is good for our vitamin D and our pretty tanned color, but it can be harmful for our skin and hair. We have sunscreen to protect our skin, but we also need some treatment for the hair, no? Luckily, hair care brands totally got the picture this year!
When they asked me if I wanted to try out the I.C.O.N. products I was quite curious. I hadn’t heard of the brand but as I love to discover new brands, I enthusiastically said yes. I tried out the range for a month and I’ll tell you more about it.
We all want shiny and healty locks. To achieve this, I have to use a conditioner or mask after every shower, but this sometimes takes some time. And we all know that time is money. So L’Oréal Elsève launched an innovative product, a conditioner with the strength of a mask. On top, their steam masks give you a spa feeling at home!
Ah Kérastase. One of my favorite hair brands on the market. The amazing formulas and the sweet scents make my locks happy every time. And now they also launched a limited edition package of the best-selling Elixir Ultime, the Kérastase Elixir Ultime Tattoo. The iconic leave-in hair oil provides deep nutrition to brittle hair and protects your hair from styling tools up to 230° (please don’t ever put your styling tool on that temprature!). It seals split ends and makes it frizz-free (is that a word?). In short, a miracle product.
The shiny glass bottle is redesigned by the famous Parisian tattoo artist Max LeSquatt. The design is feminine but cool, with a black rose as main drawing.
You can buy the redesigned Elixir Ultime here.
Are you one of those girls that loves to experiment with her hair? One day straight, the other day a ponytail and the next day curls? Then this Babyliss Smooth & Wave is your match made in heaven!
Curls or straight, you choose!
The Smooth & Wave is a device that you can use for both sleek hair and for wavy curls. Babyliss already has a bunch of straighteners (with this one being my favorite) and curling irons (with the Curl Secret being the most famous) but now they launched a curl iron and straightener in one – for those girls who can’t choose!
How to use?
The device is easy to use, you can first select if you want curls or straight hair. When you decide to go for a wavy look, you can choose the direction of your curls. Either left, right or random. At last, you can decide the temperature based on your hair. If you straighten your hair you have to run the device over your hair. It first gets sucked in and then you have to move it down. When you make curls your hair also gets ‘sucked in’, you have to wait 8 beeps until the signal says your curl is ready. Take it out carefully and let it rest.
A lot of people say that this technology gets your hair stuck in the device. I have tested both the Curl Secret and the Smooth & Wave and never had such an issue. When I take too much hair the device just gives an error signal and stops working.
I straighten my hair on a daily basis, but I don’t think I will use the Smooth & Wave for this job. It’s difficult to straighten the small hairs or the curls close to my head. When you just want to smooth your hair a bit and not take out all your curls I think it works well, but for a real curlyhead like me the straightener is a bit too difficult to use. I love the curler however, it works really well, even on shoulder-length hair. It’s so difficult to make curls but the Smooth & Wave makes easy and pretty curls. I think it takes around 10 minutes to do my whole hair.
So as a conclusion, if you want a good curling iron and sometimes need a straightener for some small touch ups, then this is the perfect device for you. If you straighten your hair daily I would advice to just buy the Curl Secret.
You can buy the Smooth & Wave device here.
The L’Oréal Professionel Steampod is already a given in a lot of bathrooms in Belgium. For me, this Steampod is a match made in heaven. It protects my hair against breakage and gives it a sleek and soft finish. This winter a new limited edition Steampod is launched, Red Obsessed, which is completely in the jingle bells spirit. No gift for yourself yet? Search no more!
An advent calendar only for your hair? Yep, even that exists now! And it’s full of products from one of my favorite brands, Aveda. Their advent calendar is filled with products to give you the prettiest, healthiest and shiniest hair for the holidays. And the best news? I can give away one! Bring on those parties!
One of the most popular beauty advent calendars out there is the Lookfantastic calendar. This calendar is filled with 25 (!) gifts from different famous beauty brands and has a value of €350!
My hair is naturally curly, but I’ve straightened my hair ever since I was 14. Since I have been doing it for such a long time, I’m always on the lookout for the best straightening tools to protect my hair – this time I got to try the Singlepass Luxe styling and straightening tool from T3 Micro, curious about the verdict?