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  • Even though I've been going to Suki Hairdressing for over a year, it still amazes me how well my hair continues to grow. Since going to Suki, I've chosen to give my hair the chop twice - mostly recently I cut it short again before heading on my America trip (posts to come). Despite cutting it off twice, it seems that each time I go back to the salon my hair has managed to grow evenlonger than my last visit.

    Before I started going to Suki, I struggled to get my hair to grow for months and months, and each time I felt like I'd achieved some growth, it would just snap right off. Safe to say, that is no longer the case and my days of dead, lifeless hair are over.

    One of the latest products from Suki to help my hair grow is Hair Food from Apotecari. This is a vegan nourishing protein powder that can be thrown into a smoothie or just mixed with coconut water for a hair strengthening and structural reenforcement strawberry-flavoured treat. With a number of ingredients, including Vitamin C, which work together to enrich and protect hair and boost the production of collagen, this stuff not only tastes pretty good but it certainly does the job. 

    I've been having mine once daily, as well as still using my usual products including the Activance spray, and the difference in my hair is certainly noticeable.

    If you're having trouble with damaged hair that just won't seem to grow, give the girls at Suki a call!

    . 10/22/19 .
    . 7/12/19 .

    Femme Luxe return to the blog and this time with some pieces that will take you from working hard during the day to relaxing on the couch with some Netflix at night.

    Long Split Fitted Trousers

    So you're getting ready in the morning and need something to grab and pull on for work, these trousers from Femme Luxe might just do the trick. While they are fitted, they are made from a super stretchy material so they're super easy to get on and will hug your body like a glove while still giving you room to move during the day. I picked up both a black pair (classic staple of course) and a peachy/nude pair and oddly enough, despite picking up the exact same size in both, I found the peachy/nude pair to be tighter and not quite as comfortable than the black (that'll teach me to try things out of my comfort zone). The little split towards the bottom is also perfect because you can really wear any type of shoe you want and make the pants work around them.

    So you've made it through the day and now it's time to put on something comfy and relax in front of the TV and forget about your worries. This loungewear set from Femme Luxe will get you there. I picked this up in both the regular black colour and also the snake skin print. I went with these two sets because they can either be worn together (especially if you feel like being a little extra in your own home with the snake skin) or mix and matched for a variety of combos. These have a silk-like finish to the outside of them, but the inside is comfy and not irritating on the skin.

    . 7/11/19 .

    Keep your skincare game strong with some of these new and returning favourite products.

    Genie Beauty Instant Line Smoother

    I actually first encountered Genie Beauty products back in 2017 when I reviewed both this product and the Dream Cream (see below). I wrote about my first impressions on using this product here when I was using primer under my makeup. I don't ever reach for primer anymore and while on first impression I did find this product to have a nice consistency that wasn't to thick or to runny and sunk into my skin quite easily without leaving me feeling oily, from memory as I used it over time I found some of my foundations had trouble blending into my skin properly when I applied this. While I'm not someone who ever reachers for primers anymore and therefore couldn't give out recommendations on good ones to use, with this one I would probably say try picking up something else instead before giving this a go.

    Genie Beauty Dream Cream

    While I may not have gotten along with the Instant Line Smoother, the Dream Cream from Genie Beauty was a different story. I first reviewed this product back here and I still enjoy it as much today. I prefer to use this cream at night and quite enjoy the caramel-esque scent to it. This sunk nice and quickly into my skin and certainly kept my face feeling hydrated throughout the night until morning. This hydration is thanks to the number of powerful active ingredients packed inside like Matrixyl 3000 peptides, beta glucan, alpha lipoic and hyalauronic acid.

    Jurlique Lavender Hydrating Mist

    What would a new in beauty post be from me without some Jurlique products to talk about. These guys certainly keep me stocked up and I'm always excited to give their new products a go. I've always been a fan of their classic rose scented Hydrating Mist, but if rose isn't your cup of tea Jurlique have brought out a new range of scents. The first is a Lavender one which, you guessed it, smells like lavender. The scent is certainly strong so definitely only reach for this if you're a lavender lover. I think this makes the perfect night time mist to help sooth you into sleep.

    Jurlique Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist

    Another new scent in their new Hydrating Mist range is Violet & Grapefruit. If you love something that smells a little bit sweeter but isn't super overpowering, then I'm pretty sure you're going to love this one.

    . 7/7/19 .

    In just over three weeks time I will be jet setting off to the U S of A! After waiting years to take this trip I can't wait to spend just about four weeks travelling around, eating all the foods, drinking all the drinks and doing all the shopping. Also, typical Instagrammer and blogger in me is also excited to return and write a bunch of blog posts giving you the low down on the trip.

    When I excitedly mentioned my travel plans to my hairdresser who had been before, she quickly warned me about the water and how it will just suck the moisture out of my hair. That combined with the fact that we will be stopping in a few places where swimming pool trips will be mandatory, my coloured hair probably wasn't going to fair very well.

    Never one to leave a girl and her hair hanging, Suki Hairdressing hooked me up with a couple of handy products for my travels to make transporting all my haircare that little be easier while ensuring my hair will still be in good hands even when I'm on the other side of the world.

    Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Wash Colour Enhancing Shampoo / Travel Size

    The main reason that my hair will get so dry in America is thanks to all the chlorine in their water and, of course, in the pools. When blonde hair hits chlorine for long enough we all know the struggles with the green tinge that eventually ensues. To fight against the green, I'll be taking two travel size bottles of the Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Wash Colour Enhancing Shampoo. Each bottle should last me about two weeks, washing about two/three times each week. This is a super purple shampoo that will help to banish any brassy or green tones and keep my blonde looking on fleek for the duration of my trip.

    Kevin Murphy Blonde Angel Colour Enhancing Treatment

    As well as keeping my hair colour on point, I'll also need to keep my hair hydration up and that's where Kevin Murphy's Blonde Angel Colour Enhancing Treatment comes in. As well as taking my holy grail L'Oreal SmartBond conditioner with me, this treatment will come in handy when I start to notice my hair needing a real hydration hit.

    Kevin Murphy Maxi Wash

    This product is something I will use in place of my regular shampoo from time to time, especially when I'm using any swimming pools. This shampoo is designed to really clean out your hair of any products, like dry shampoo, and chemicals such as chlorine, which will also help me to combat any green tinges or frizzy, dehydrated hair.

    Keratase 8H Magic Night Serum

    The last product that I'll be holding close while traveling is the newest hair miracle to come out of Keratase, their 8H Magic Night Serum. Leave this product in your hair overnight the night before you plan to wash it and wake up with soft, hydrated and just plain awesome hair. This is the stuff I will be putting in my hair as soon as we land in New York (our first stop!) and for the entirety of the trip.