All posts filed under: Hair

Leen Travels – An Even Lighter Body Care Menu

Yesterday you could read all about me being proud of myself for packing only the skincare essentials (major over-packer here!), but the rest of the toiletries proved to be even more difficult. Not wanting to lugg around a different set of toiletries for everyone, I chose multifunctional over fancy personal preferences, and went for the troupers that work for Mr B, the little ones and me. The Avène XeraCalm Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil  is the one all rounder that works for everyone in the LeenLovesStyle household. Soft and gentle enough for me and Little Miss C yet thorough enough to get a kid clean after a day outside. Hair is covered by good old Nivea, with a little touch of Aussie for me, I’m taking the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstruction Mask to fix that dried out pool / sun hair situation.  After showering, a lick of  the La Roche-Posay Lipikar Balm AP+ does wonders for all of us, from Little Miss C’s atopic skin to Mr B’s man’s legs. Also coming on this trip is the …

Garnier Mythical Olive

It’s every woman’s dilemma, your make up and outfit can be your best ever, but as long as your hair is a frizzy disaster or a greasy, flat mop, there’s no looking your best. No better buzz killer than bad hair. Unlike with some other beauty categories, the fanciest and most expensive shampoo’s aren’t always the best. Garnier  has always been one of those brands that everyone grew up, who doesn’t remember those commercials about their kiddie apricot shampoo? Latest addition to their Ultra Doux family is the Mythical Olive range, a Mediterranean secret in a bottle for dry and brittle hair. Will it be as good for my hair as it is for my aperitif? Virgin olive oil apparently does not only work wonders in the kitchen, it’s high dose of nutritious and softening powers is supposed to turn your hair from straw to silk, from shabby to shiny. If it worked for the ancient Greeks, I figured it should also work for me, and treated my hair to a pampering session with the …

Balmain Hair Care

A great deal of raving about this line by Katia has tickled my interest, and I am now on the brink of shelling out the big bucks to give this line a try and see if it is all it is cracked up to be. Haute Couture Hair Care does have a certain ring to it (luxury kitten over here, I admit it…), and when you look at the description of the two product lines within the range, it really sounds promising. The Balmain Hair Couture comprises of 2 different lines, the Moisturizing & Volume Line, and the Styling Line. Both containing silk protein and argan oil, combining the know-how of the Parisian house and the strength of the ingredients to get that Ooohh-la-laa worthy shiny effortless chiq hair of the Parisian woman. Add that signature Balmain fragrance in the mix, and you’ll understand why I am so keen n trying this range. And as if that wasn’t enough reason, the packaging is a sight for sore eyes as well. Sleek, clean, no nonsense but …

Olivine Beach Hair and Body Mist

Blake Lively has long been one of my girl crushes. Impeccable taste in clothes, a baking force par excellence (just google the birthday cake she made for Beyonce!), a down-to-earth persona, and best of all, those long, blonde locks! The ultimate effortless, tousled do that many of us dreams of, but only rarely achieve (and, especially in my case, mostly obtained through a sheer stroke of luck). Mrs Reynolds might have those mermaid-esque beachy waves to render the rest of the female population green with envy, but I’ve found a little helper that aids my locks go from straight to straight-up Californian. There are many recommended ways to create those elusive wavy locks, but almost each and every one of those include the use of a salt spray. Now I personally am not a big fan of using these sprays, crunchy hair that feels brittle is not exactly my definition of healthy hair,  but nothing beats a gorgeously, tousled, undone do, so when the Olivine Love + Salt Beach Hair & Body Mist flashed across …

Kérastase Initialiste

Vaak is het zo dat als je haar niet goed ligt, de rest ook maar niet top lijkt te zijn. Wat je ook probeert, kledings- of make-upgewijs, als je een bad hair day hebt, heeft de rest ook geen effect. Mooi haar is natuurlijk in de eerste plaats gezond haar, en hiervoor komt Kérastase met een nieuw product in de winkel. Het INITIALISTE Concentré Fondamental is een nieuw haarserum van Kérastase waardoor het  haar sneller zou glanzen en groeien. exclusieve regenererende® complex met plantaardige vellen gaan op het haar inwerken en het vanaf de wortel optimaliseren en beschermen, waardoor het haar vanaf de bron mooier,sterker en glanzender wordt. Hiervoor wordt gezorgd door de volgende ingrediënten * plantaardige lichaamseigen cellen  die de haarfollikel gaan verstevigen. * antioxiderende polyfenolen die de omgeving van de stamcellen beschermen tegen oxidatieve stress (UV-stralen, enz.). *Glucolipide (SP94) dat inwerkt op het externe omhulsel van het haar en er voor zorgt dat het sneller groeit en straalt * een ceramide dat de ceramiden van het haar imiteert en de weerstand van de haarvezel versterkt. …