NEW IN: Kérastase and Sleep-In Rollers

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Hello lovelies,

I don’t know about you, but I often go through different cosmetics hoarding phases – one month I’m collecting lipstick, the other nail polish and the third I buy skincare like crazy. My current phase (other than the nail polish one) is hair care. My hair is very complicated and annoying and it is impossible to find a hairdresser who would style and treat it right without costing an arm and a leg. Since the hairdressers I’ve visited (not the cheapest, but on the cheap side) can’t even do the basics right (like cut your hair 5 cm only (I ask them to give me the scissors and I cut one strand to the length I want) or lighten my dark blonde hair (level 6-7) to level 8 or 9 without making it yellow (and I warned them that my hair has a lot of red pigment). I don’t even have to mention that when they dry your hair, they put the hair dryer on the highest temperature and hold it on a half a centimeter distance, practically burning your hair.

I’ve almost completely given up the salons. This means that I have to really take a good care for my hair to minimize salon visits. Nowadays I visit a hairdresser rarely – approximately 2-3 times a year to remove damaged ends. I don’t even let them dry my hair anymore. I really don’t fancy a burnt scalp.

Back to my hair type: my hair is combination: oily scalp and roots and very dry ends. I can get away with washing my hair every two to three days. My hair is very thick and there’s a lot of it. For this reason I let it dry naturally during summer (drying it with a hair dryer takes a lot of time – almost an hour if I do it properly), but during winter I often use a hair dryer to semi-dry it. I’m also planning to get a straightening iron, so my hair will face more temperature damage.

My hair is very weird – it sits flat and volumeless on the scalp, but the ends fly everywhere and they are impossible to control. Its length is currently approximately 10 centimeters below shoulder and two thirds are dyed. Approximately a year ago I went blonde (level 8), but then I decided that I’m too lazy to regularly dye roots and this spring I dyed it back to my level 7 dark blonde.

My last hair cut has been this June and I’m planning on getting another one in January. I think I’ll chop off 5-10 centimeters.

I currently care for my hair by using L’oreal Elvital hair mask, avocado and macadamia oil. I use a random drugstore shampoo (at the moment it is Schauma).

As I’m planning to use more heat on the hair, I wanted to get a heat protectant and Kerastase’s ones seem to be very good (according to on-line reviews). I have to mention that I have used Kerastase before (Bain Divalent) and I wasn’t very impressed; however, I hope that the combination of only Kerastase products will give better results.

Ne znam za vas, ali u kupnji kozmetike često prolazim kroz faze, tako da sam trenutno u fazi gomilanja proizvoda za kosu. Kosa mi je zahtjevna i još nisam nasal frizera koji bi znao izaći na kraj s njom, a da ne moram prodati bubreg da ga platim. Većina frizer (jesu jeftiniji, ali ne tražim od njih bog zna kakve stvari) ne zna niti osnove poput šišanja točno onoliko koliko im pokažem (ako to želim, zamolim ih da mi daju škare i sama odrežem jedan pramen na dužinu koju želim – uzmem u obzir da će još malo skratiti kad poravnaju) ili posvijetliti moju tamno-plavu kosu (razina 6-7) na razinu 8 ili 9, a da ne požuti (iako sam im unaprijed rekla da će trebati staviti nešto da neutraliziraju žutilo). Ne trebam niti spominjati sušenje kose tako da fen stave na najjače i prislone ga skroz uz kosu te usput spale i kosu i vlasište.

Zbog svega toga danas rijetko idem frizeru. Našla sam jednu koja će me uspijeti ošišati na ravno, tek toliko da ukloni ispucane vrhove. Više im niti ne dam da mi suše kosu.

Da ne pričam više o svojim traumama, reći ću nešto o svojoj kosi. Kosa mi je kombinirana: masno vlasište i vrlo suhi vrhovi. Kosu perem otprilike svaka dva do tri dana. Kosa mi je gusta, debelih vlasi. Budući da sušenje fenom predugo traje (skoro sat vremena), često ju pustim da se suši na zraku. S obzirom da je zimi prehladno za prirodno sušenje, tada ju često napola posušim fenom. Također namjeravam kupiti peglu za kosu, tako da će moja kosa sve više biti izložena visokoj temperature i njenim štetnim posljedicama.

Kosa mi nema volumena na vlasištu, ali zato pri vrhovima svaka vlas svoju politiku vodi i taj je dio nemoguće ukrotiti. Trenutno je srednje duga – 10 centimetara ispod ramena, a dvije trećine su obojene. Prije otprilike godinu dana obojala sam ju u srednje plavu (razina 8), zaključila da mi se ne da stalno bojati izrast i prebojala ju nazad u razinu 7.

Posljednji sam se put šišala u sedmom mjesecu, a novo šišanje planiram uskoro i tada ću odrezati 5-10 centimetara.

Trenutno na kosi koristim L’Oreal Elvital masku, avokadovo i ulje makadamije. Koristim obični šampon iz drogerije (trenutno Schauma).

Budući da planiram nabaviti peglu, željela sam kupiti neko sredstvo za zaštitu kose od previsoke temperature, te sam odabrala Kerastase, budući da su oni vrlo hvaljeni. Doduše, moram spomenuti da sam Kerastase koristila (šampon Bain Divalent) i nisam bila prezadovoljna rezultatom. Ipak, nadam se da će kombinacija Kerastase proizvoda dati bolje rezultate.

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OK, enough with rambling, let’s go back to what I bought. All products are from either Feelunique (e-mail me (fleurissanteblog[a]yahoo.com) if you want a first time discount), lookfantastic and hqhair. They had really nice offers. Above is a group photo of everything I got:

Dosta je bilo priče, idemo na proizvode. Sve sam kupila na Feelunique (pošaljite mi mail (fleurissanteblog[a]yahoo.mail) ako želite popust za prvu kupnju), lookfantastic i hqhair stranicama budući da su imali dobre popuste.

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First I got several product from Cristalliste range. This line is intended for long hair. I got two shampoos – I couldn’t decide whether I want one for thin or thick hair (I thought that it might be too heavy for my hair), so I got both. I’ll get a salon sized bottle once I decide which one I prefer. I also got Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide which is a shine serum for hair ends.

Prvi su na redu proizvodi iz Cristalliste linije koja je namijenjena dugoj kosi. Budući da se nisam mogla odlučiti, uzela sam oba šampona – za tanku i za gustu kosu (bojala sam se da će mi taj biti pretežak). Kad vidim koji mi se više sviđa, kupit ću ga u velikom pakovanju.

I didn’t buy anything from Resistance line, but several GWPs I received were from this line. I got two 75 ml tubes of Ciment Anti-Usure, which is a repairing treatment, and one 50ml tube of Ciment Thermique, which is a heat protecting treatment. I wanted to buy Ciment Thermique, but some said that it didn’t work with their hair, so instead I bought other heat protectant. In the end, I’m glad I got a GWP so that I can test it.

Nisam kupila nište iz Resistance linije, ali sam dobila poklone uz kupnju iz te linije. Dobila sam dvije tube Ciment Anti-Usure (svaka ima 75 ml) i jednu 50ml tubu Ciment Thermique proizvoda za zaštitu od topline. Isprva sam namjeravala kupiti Ciment Thermique, ali sam naišla na neke ne baš dobre recenzije, pa ga nisam uzela. Ipak mi je drago da sam ga dobila i da ću ga ipak moći isprobati.

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The next are  Chroma Riche Luminous Softening Essence and Volumifique spray. Volumifique, as the name suggests, serves to give more volume. Chroma Riche is a protecting serum.

Sljedeći su na redu dva Chroma Riche Luminous Softening Essence i Volumifique sprej. Volumifique, kako mu i ime kaže. daje volumen kosi. Chroma Riche je zaštitini serum.

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Now, onto the Nutritive line (for dry hair). I got Fondant Nutri-Thermique (a rinse-off thermal activated conditioner) and Nectar Nutri-Thermique (leave-in thermal protection). There is also a small sample (15ml) of Masqueintense mask.

Iz Nutritive linije za suhu kosu uzela sam Fondant Nutri-Thermique (regenerator koji se ispire, a aktivira se toplinom) i Nectar Nutri-Thermique (zaštita protiv visoke temperature koja se ne ispire). Također imam i uzorak Masquintense maske za kosu.

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In the end: Elixir Ultime. I got Elixir Ultime oil and Elixir Ultime Mask. There are also two GWP samples of Elixir Ultime Crème Fine, which is a new product. I have to mention that I’ll review each product after I’ve been using if for a while, as well as review the effect the whole combination had on my hair.

Za kraj Elixir Ultime. Uzela sam Elixir Ultime ulje za kosu te Elixr Ultime masku. Također imam i dva putna pakiranja (50 ml) novog proizvoda: Elixir Ultime Crème Fine. Svaki ću proizvod posebno recenzirati, a također ću i napisati dojmove o efektima korištenja Kerastase kombinacije.

Finally, one hair related, but not a hair care product- Sleep-in rollers. Lookfantastic gave it as a GWP with over 65GBP purchase, but they retail for around 30 GBP. While I was interested in it, I wouldn’t buy them on my own, so I’m glad I got them.

You basically get 20 squishy Velcro rollers (I think around 5 cm in diameter), 12 hair clips and an instruction DVD, all in a cute black bag. Basically, these rollers primarily serve to give a body to the hair and, since they are squishy, it should be much easier to have them over the night and sleep with them on your head. When I try them, I’ll give you a review and compare them with the regular, stiff plastic rollers.

Zadnji proizvod koji ću vam polazati ne služi za njegu kose, ali je ipak povezan s njom. Radi se o Sleep-in rollers uvijačima (ili viklerima) za kosu. Lookfantastic ih je davao kao poklon uz kupnju iznad 65GBP, a cijena im je oko 30GBP. Iako su mi izgledali zanimljivo, nisam ih mislila kupiti, ali mi je drago da sam ih dobila.

U paketu (crna vrećica) dobije se 20 viklera na čičak (mislim da je promjer oko 5cm), 12 špangi za kosu i DVD s uputama. Zbog svog promjera ovi vikleri baš nisu pogodni za uvijanje kose (osim ako je jako duga), već za podizanje kose pri tjemenu i davanju volumena. Budući da su mekani, proizvođači tvrde da je s njima puno lakše spavati. Kad ih isprobam, recenzirati ću ih i usporediti s klasičnim, tvrdim plastičnim viklerima.

That would be all. Thank you for reading,

xoxo Tamara

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