Saturday, 22 November 2014

Review: Klairs Hasuo Healthy Shampoo Soap

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I won the Hasuo Healthy Shampoo Soap by the Korean brand Klairs in a giveaway a while back and was super excited to give it a go as it's a 100% natural hair product without silicones or other nasty chemicals that you don't necessarily want on your hair. It is very rich in laurel tree oil and targeted at a younger audience who are looking into non-silicone hair products or people who are fighting hair loss or dandruff. One bar has 100g after drying, The paper wrapping comes without an English ingredients list and the smell is something to get used to. So far, so good.

First impression: Oh my god. My scalp felt so greasy while I was still in the shower! It felt absolutely terrible so I decided to use a bit of my usual shampoo to fight the weird feeling. After reading up on shampoo bars, I found out that this was perfectly normal and that you need to give your hair a week or two to get used to the shampoo bar.
However, my take on the whole getting-used-to-a-product kind of procedure is that you shouldn't fix something that ain't broken. I wouldn't go through weeks of weird feeling hair just to see whether a product I'm sceptic of actually works or not. Besides, my hair has been heavily chemically treated in the past and needs silicones to shine.

What did strike me, though, was how waxy my hair felt even though I washed it with my regular shampoo after using the hair soap. The Klairs Shampoo Soap is very rich in oils, which obviously doesn't mix very well with my thin hair.

After clarifying, it definitely felt a lot better but the settling in period is still nothing I'd fancy going through.

Final Thoughts: I definitely think that this hair soap could be a good product but it's just not the right one for my hair type. I'd say it's targeted at thick hair, which isn't very surprising for an Asian product. To have a better experience than I had, make sure to clarify your hair with a apple cider vinegar rinse before you use it to get rid of any buildup your previous shampoo may have caused. Lather it up in your hands, don't directly drag it across your scalp.

What is your take on shampoo bars? Do you use them or do you prefer liquid shampoo?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Outfit: We're quite A Sassy Nation

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EMP Hoodie borrowed from my boyfriend | Black Milk A-Sassy-Nation bodysuit | Fashionsuzy shorts | Urban Outfitters necklace | H&M shoes & rings | Primark earrings

My boyfriend's hoodie has definitely become one of my favourites in the colder months. I've been borrowing it quite a lot, much to his discontent, haha! I'm really channeling my inner 90's grunge girl with this look and I gotta say that I'm quite content with how it turned out. However, it's not really something I'd wear on a day-to-day basis. I'm more of a casual / boho look kind of girl, I guess. Switch the super flashy bodysuit with a fitted tee and I'm good to go! Plus, the center part just won't stay no matter how often I swipe my bangs to the side.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Beauty: Sample Spotlight #3


It feels like I haven'd done one of these mini reviews in ages! Well, truth is, I haven't been very open for experiments lately, especially not in the skincare and haircare department, as the season change likes to be a little problematic. However, I did get the chance to use up some of my samples during a recent weekend trip. Here are my little reviews of Tonymoly's I'm Real Tea Tree Sebum & Pore Lotion, Calvin Klein's Euphoria Gold and Petritsch's Natur Pur Haarpflege.

Tonymoly I'm Real Tea Tree Sebum & Pore Lotion - 8.60$ for 200ml
This natural emulsion is very thin, runny and smells heavily of tea tree oil. It is supposed to be used before your moisturizer and is not very moisturizing on its own. It did absorb rather quickly but there weren't any visible effects immediately after using this sample.

Calvin Klein Euphoria Gold - 30ml for 55$
A very sensual and seductive scent that I find perfect for the colder months. It's a limited edition fragrance with apricot, kumquat, tangerine, honey, gardenia, daffodil, white patchouli, sandalwood and musks. I already mentioned this in my October Favourites as I've been wearing it quite a lot last month! It's definitely a very nice scent.

Petritsch Natur Pur Haapflege - 22.50$ for 200ml
A product that you probably won't be able to get outside of Austria except maybe off Amazon but I wanted to feature it anyway. Petritsch's hair care is immaculate and this conditioner is probably my favourite out of the ones I've tried so far. It leaves my hair super shiny and manageable and the best is that it's certified natural cosmetics! I'm definitely contemplating to get a full size once I run out of samples!

Are there any products you've tried out recently that you absolutely loved or didn't like at all? 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Outfit: Red Lips in Brooklyn

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Red lips in Brooklyn Miss Blue Eyes Black Milk Purple Galaxy Skirt Pull&Bear
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Red lips in Brooklyn Miss Blue Eyes Black Milk Purple Galaxy Skirt Pull&Bear
Red lips in Brooklyn Miss Blue Eyes Black Milk Purple Galaxy Skirt Pull&Bear
Red lips in Brooklyn Miss Blue Eyes Black Milk Purple Galaxy Skirt Pull&Bear
Red lips in Brooklyn Miss Blue Eyes Black Milk Purple Galaxy Skirt Pull&Bear

Pull&Bear sweatshirt | Black Milk Clothing skirt | Primark shoes & tights | Alcott beanie | Parfois bracelet*

Does the booble hat make up for the title? I hope so. I mean, this look would certainly have more impact if it had been shot in the streets of Brooklyn but what can you do. I've fallen head over heels with streetstyle, grunge and, to some extend, nu goth. Colourful clothes, casual- or  all-white looks, just like my last outfits, were never really my forte. Muted colours and dark gear gives me comfort. That's one more reason for me to love autumn and winter - it's not only perfectly acceptable to wear all black but you also won't melt when you step outside an air conditioned place. Yet, I still need that little extra pop of colour or detail that makes my look stand out. You feel me? I'm still looking for my personal style and I'm experimenting a lot nowadays, especially since I finally feel confident enough to wear the garments I love. 
Also, is it just me or do patterned tights just never sit quite right?

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