Current Hair Care Loves

I’ve been trying some new things from the hair department for the past couple of months that have made a dramatic change in how my hair looks and feels. When it comes to haircare I only try things that interest me, especially products & treatments that add extra shine and moisture to my hair. I have been getting back to my styling routine yet it’s been more than a year that I have done any colouring to highlights. My highlights had grown out and currently, I have my natural hair colour that looks quite healthy. I’ve shared my current haircare routine + some best hair treatments here.

I do use heating tools almost all the time or at least once a week to style my hair which means I need to pay extra attention to repair the damage more frequently. I’ve been testing a few new formulas that made me wow. Here I have a round-up of new things I am loving right now and have been introduced to my hair care routine recently.

Shampoo & Conditioner

I always try out new shampoos, especially for damaged hair. Highlighting hair using bleach has made my hair prone to breakage and most of the formulas dry out the hair especially during the winter season. I have a few loving formulas that I’ve shared in my previous hair post but recently I’ve been René Furterer Solaire Nourishing Repair Shampoo. Although this shampoo is meant to be used during the summer season this is what my hair has been loving the most. It adds softness and shines to the hair within its first wash plus immediately repairs hair damage. The formula is enriched with butter that adds hydration without weighing down the hair. If you love that traditional shampoo formula then this is something you need to take a look at.

Something different I used and a game-changer for flat hair is Christophe Rohin’s Cleaning Volumizing Paste. The past doesn’t look as good as the packaging, but the results are amazing. It instantly cleanses, exfoliates and lifts the hair after the rinse. For me, it’s a 2-1 product, treat & cleanse. Although my hair does have a pretty decent volume but needs that lift. I’ve been using it for the last 3 weeks yet only once a week. Although this cleanser did a very well job cleansing the hair and added a good lift – I think it’s going to be what I will be using constantly during the hot summer days. It almost gets sold out immediately but if you get your hands on make sure to stock on it.

When it comes to conditioner, I am super picky when it comes to using conditioners and I only use conditioner when I style my hair naturally enhancing my curls. I recently was introduced to the NATURE LAB TOKYO which is a plant-powered haircare from Tokyo. The brand’s formulas are clean and vegan. I’ve been testing the conditioner from their Perfect Texture line (C$15) which is designed for wavy/curly hair. The formula instantly hydrates and adds more definition to the curls. It also helps with frizz.

dpHUE

I’ve been eyeing the dpHUE treatment for quite some time since there were quite nice reviews on it. Kindly dpHUE PR team reached out to me to try some of their best-selling products designed for my hair texture and ladies I am AMAZED! dpHUE – Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse (C$44.00) is the best gentle hair cleanser that doesn’t strip your, protects your hair colour, maintains the pH balance of the scalp and hair plus gently exfoliates the scalp to unclog hair follicles.

It immediately adds volume and shine to the hair while it feels soft and silky on the hands.

I also got to try the dpHUE – Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Masque (C$52.00) which is a nourishing hair ever tried before. It’s designed for all hair textures, especially dry hair. The formula intelligently addresses damage, supporting hair’s condition with each successive use. Its infused with Sunflower Seed Extract, Macadamia Oil and Aloe Vera. It immediately looks after dryness, frizz and it’s colour safe. The formula is Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, and parabens. This product is also cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

It definitely feels luxurious on hair. I love to use my hair mask as a treatment so I use it before washing my hair once a week or once in 2 weeks. I spray my hair with water lightly and apply the conditioner from mid to ends of the hair and leave it on for about 20-30 minutes wrapping it in a bun.

I’ve been switching between the phHUE Apple Cider Vinegar & Christopher Robins Cleaning paste for testing purposes yet for my hair I see results using the phHUE Apple Cider Vinegar for winter months and Christopher Robins Cleaning Paste for summer days.

If you’re following me on Instagram then probably you’ve noticed the difference it has made to my hair.

Styling/Heat Protactants

There are quite a lot of amazing styling and heat protectants for all hair textures that I’ve shared my current favourite ones here & here. Yet in the past four weeks, I’ve been using the Shu Uemura Izumi Tonic Strengthenung Rice Water(C$64.00 for 150mL). This has changed how my hair looks and feels. It is a leave-in treatment infused with Japanese-sourced rice water. If you’ve ever heard of rice hair treatment, this is the best product to experience. Rice water treatment is meant to strengthen the hair and prevents breakage and add elasticity to the hair which this Izumi Tonic Strengthenung Rice Water does exactly. It restores hair damage + protects against future breakage with an amazing and fresh scent.

Hot Tools are the only heating tools I use for my hair and the new Hot Tools 24k Gold Extra Long Curling Iron/Wand with Heat Resistant Mat, 1-1/4 (C$57.50) wand I’ve been using. I find this one covers more hair and is perfect for longer hair lengths + the top cap rotates which makes it super easy to wrap hair around the wand.

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Best of 2021 Beauty

Happy New Year to you all!! Can’t believe we’re starting 2022 with all that’s going in the world. I am super grateful for everything and very optimistic for a better 2022. Thank you for each and every one of you, it has been a rough year for many but I am grateful for everyone who showed their love, kindness and support. I am truly honoured and can’t express my gratitude towards life and all of you.

Although there was a lot going on last year it has been a year with amazing beauty and skincare launches that have been incredibly powerful and have swapped many of my beauty items. This post would be a reflection on the best beauty launches of 2021. I’ve tried to narrow them down so I could bring the best you can get from 2021 launches.

Skincare

  1. Estee Lauder | Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex is the best under eye treatment to fully smooth out the fine line and dark circles.
  2. Fenty Skin | Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream best hydrating body cream you can get especially for dry winter sason. Fully reviewed here.cream formula. Reviewed here.
  3. Guerlain | Abeille Royale Advanced Youth Watery Oil best all in one skincare prodcut. Its one line I’ve constantly been using on my skincare routine. Full review here.
  4. Guerlain |  Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Double R Facial Serum best anti-aging serum. Its gentle peeling brightens skin after each use. Reviewed here.
  5. Glow Recipe | Watermelon Glow Hyaluronic Clay Pore-Tight Facial Mask best mask to detox and clear out skin and pores immediatly. Full review here.
  6. Kiehl’s |  Kiehl’s Ferulic Brew Facial Treatment Essence with Lactic Acid the best essence you can get to hydrated and brightenup the skin. It has done alot to my skin and you can find detials + how I use it on my skincare routine on this post.
  7. It Cosmetics | Hello Results Daily Retinol Cream best retinol treatment for your skin. Its gentle and works amazing on skin. You can find detials here.
  8. It Cosmetics | Bye Bye Dullness15% Vitamin C Serum best vitamin C serum I’ve tried by far. Their recent serum launches been super hit and you can find the entire Bye Bye collection details here.
  9. La Prairie | Skin Caviar Night Time Oil is an amazing caviar retiol formula and its infused with caviar-derived retinol that is exclusive to La Prairie. It help boost skin hydration level and works amazing on find lines and wrinkles. Full review here.
  10. La Prairie | Pure Gold Radiance Concentrate the best facial oil, it adds an exceptional glow to the skin. You can find the full detials here.
  11. Shiseido | Vital Perfection Uplifting and Firming Collection has been one of the best hydrating + anti-aging skincare line. The entire line is desinged very well for all skin textures. You can find the detials here.
  12. Sulwhasoo | Overnight Vitalizing Mask the best hydrating/calming mask ever I’ve tried. Find the detials here.
  13. U Beauty Discovery has been the best skincare collection I’ve got to use. The entire collection is just increible. The best resurfacing treatment, the best hydrating moisturizer of the year. You can find the details here.

Makeup

Best Makeup Collections

Charlotte Tilbury | Super Nudes Collection
Olivia Palermo | Olivia Beauty

Base & Complexion

  1. bareMineral | Original Mineral Veil Pressed Setting Powder best compact setting powder that is invible on skin & sets the makeup in place for good (fully reviewed here).
  2. Chanel | Complete Correction CC Cream this isn’t a new product but I am introducing Chanel beauty products on the blog this year. This been a favorite CC cream foundation with a nice velvety texture, fully revirewed here with before/after.
  3. Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray the best setting spray!! full reviewed here.
  4. Fenty Beauty | Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is best semi matte foundation with natural finish you can find detials on this Post.
  5. Givenchy | Prisme Libre Skin-Caring Glow Foundation the best glowing/hyderting foundation. You can find the Before/after & full review here.
  6. Guerlian | L’Essentiel High Perfection Natural Matte best matte foundation with amazing lasting power that looks like skin and literally stays for 12 hours without any touch ups. Fully reviewed here.
  7.  Hourglass | Ambient Lighting Palette Volume ll is the best face palette you can own. Its one I think I loved the most. Full review + swatches here.
  8. Lancôme | Teint Idole Ultra Wear All Over Full Coverage Concealer is the best correcting concealer with super lightwieght that looks like skin with a great range of shades, swatches here.
  9. Laura Mercier | Translucent Loose Setting Powder Light Catcher is the best setting powder to add radiance to the skin. You can find all detials & swatches here.
  10. YSL Beauty | NU Bare Look Tint Skin Tint Foundation is probably one of the most radiant base I’ve tried which is good for every day look and evens out the skin beautifully for any occasion. Fully reviewed here.

Eye Makeup

  1. Bite Beauty | Upswing Full Volume Mascara give lashes lift, lenght and volum at the same time (review here).
  2. Charlotte Tilbury | Hollywood Flawless Filter Luxury Eyeshadow Palette is one palette that I’ve reached the most. swatches.
  3. Buxum X Ash K Holm Eyeshadow Palette | the best all in one eyeshadow palette, swatches here.
  4. Nars | Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette is the best mix textured color eyeshadow palette with great selection of shades. Swatches here.
  5. Nars | Climax Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner the best eyeline with jet black finish and best lasting power and easy applicator. Reviewed here.

Blush Highlighter

  1. Bitte Beauty | Daycation Whipped Cream Blush probably the best cream blush I’ve tried (swatches here).
  2. Charlotte Tillbury | Super Nudes Nudegasm Bronze, Sculpt & Glow Face Palette one of the best all in one glow palette. Find swatches here.
  3. Mercier | Blush Color Infusion the best light wieght blush with airbrushed finish. I’ve been wearing the shade in watermelon constantly for the past year, You can find the swatches here.
  4. Nars |  Summer Solstice Bronzer & Highlighter Duo the best bronzer with nice glowing finish. It doens’t turn orange and fully reviewed here.

Lip Products

  1. Em Cosmetics | Soft Blur Velvet Lip Liner is the best fomrula with a nice velvety soft finish. You can find the watches here.
  2. Fenty Beauty | Gloss Bomb Heat in best pluming & high gloss formula. Fully reviewed here.
  3. Lancôme | L’Absolu Rouge Intimatte Matte Veil Lipsticks the best matte formulas I’ve tried. Find the detials on this post.
  4. Nars | Air Matte Lipsticks best lightweight and long lasting liquid formula. And you can find the entire Air Matte Collection on this post.

Fragrance

  1. Aerin | Cedar Violet is a different scent that is addicting.
  2. Givenchy |  Givenchy L’Interdit Edition Millesime Eau de Parfum is a perfect scent, with nice warm floral scent filled with jasmine note. Find review here.
  3. Givenchy | Gentleman Eau de Toilette Intense is one I am loving for my men. Reviewed here.
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Sephora Holiday Sale Skincare + Haircare

The Sephora Holiday Savings Event is here for Rouge Members! Today I’m rounding up the best in Skin, and Body to splurge on for the sale. I’ve listed my favourite products that have been tested over the year + some new launches that I am very excited about. I do take my skin and hair care very seriously and these products have contributed to what my hair and skin look like today – I have a full post on hair care products followed by this post. The saving dates are listed below.

No Code Needed

  • Rouge First Access, save 20% off 11/05 through 11/15
  • VIB Members, save 15% off 11/9 through 11/15
  • Insiders, save 10% off 11/11 through 11/15

Facial Cleanser

Facial Toner/Essence

Facial Moisturizers

Best Eye Cream/Treatment/Mask

Facial Treatments/Masks

Sunscreens

Body Moisturizer/Scrubs/Treatments

Haircare

Shampoos & Conditioner

  • Best luxury Shampoo & ConditionerOribe Gold Lust Liter Set, is what i like to use when i style my hair and it adds shine and shoftness to the har. You can find detials on this POST.
  • Best Shmapoo & Conditioner for Curly Hair Moroccanoil Curl Enhancing Collection, I love the formula that keeps hair hydrated and defines the curls. Curl collection from the brand is reviewed HERE.
  • Best color treated Shampoo & ConditionerPureology Hydrate Sheer Collection, the formula is hydrating and gentle. I love the entire line and right now you can get all in a package HERE.

HAIR TREATMENT

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