Moroccanoil Light Treatment

I’ve spoken about my love for Moroccanoil on the blog before (link) – it being my most holy grail hair product! I use the Moroccanoil treatment a lot, pretty much after every hair wash , every 3-4 days. It makes my hair feel super healthy, soft and shiny – it’s my hair’s best friend. I’ve always used the original Moroccanoil treatment which has worked brilliantly for me but did you know they also have a Moroccanoil Light version.?

Moroccanoil Light is perfect for finer and light coloured hair, still using the same formula of Argan Oil to strengthen, nourish and protect your hair.

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How to use it? Just apply a small drop to your hand, massage hands together to let the heat distribute the product and then apply with fingers to clean, towel-dried hair, from mid-length to ends. I then brush my hair and quickly  blast it with a blow dryer or let it dry naturally. Plus the Moroccanoil Light treatment can also be applied to dry hair to tame fly-aways or condition dry ends. And and not to forget that it smells oh so good!

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I also got some other Moroccanoil goodies recently. The Luminous Hairspray (strong) smells just as good as the Oil treatment and is lightweight but still gives your hair long-lasting, flexible hold without any sticky residue. Love using this hairspray after I’ve curled my hair with my GHD’s, by spraying it all over and lightly brushing it out to create soft but natural curls that last all day long.

I’ve been using the Moroccanoil Cleansing bar in the shower for the last week and it’s heavenly. It’s fragranced once again with that divine Moroccanoil scent, is paraben-free and combines antioxidant-rich argan oil and shea butter to moisturize as it cleanses.

I haven’t tried the Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask Light yet. It’s a 5 minute extra conditioning revival treatment to give your hair some extra tender, loving and care.  It says it should deeply hydrate and condition while dramatically improving hair’s texture, elasticity, shine and manageability. I can’t wait to give this a go soon!

Moroccanoil Treatment £31.85 (125ml) LINK  or 25ml for £13.45 LINK // Moroccanoil Light Treatment £31.85 (125ml) LINK or 25ml for £13.45 LINK // Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray £17.25 (330ml) LINK // Moroccanoil Hydrating Mask Light for £31.25 LINK

Have you tried any of the Moroccanoil products before?


  
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Brunch at Hally’s Parsons Green

Going out for brunch is probably one of my favourite past-times in the weekend, so I love finding out about new good places to visit. One of these new places I recently was told about is Hally’s Parsons Green. Hally’s opened in June 2013 on New Kings Road and says it’s a “A Californian-inspired hangout– all about innovative, fresh food, expertly-made coffee & a relaxed vibe.” So this long weekend I braved it through the rain and wind on my bike (and got soaked in the process) to meet some friends for brunch at Hally’s. I was told it was “epic” so as you can imagine I had high expectations.

Turns out a lot of people seem to think it is epic because there was a bit of a wait to get a table when we got there, but we were able to shelter from the rain inside and the staff was friendly in looking after us to get us a table as soon as possible. I love the casual, white and beach house style design of the café and don’t even get me started on those pastel paint-dipped vintage style chairs.

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Hally’s Parsons Green is open Monday to Sunday 8am to 6pm and during the week they serve breakfast daily from 8am and lunch from 12 to 4pm. However of course I was there for the main event that is their weekend brunch. Their (8am-4pm) brunch menu changes weekly is full of great dishes like; healthy granola, eggs benedict, american pancakes, smoked salmon with cream cheese and of course a full breakfast. We got coffee, fresh mint tea and fresh juices while we caught up and made our mind up on what to eat.

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In the end we all had the same food craving. Can you guess? Yep…. it was the avocado on sourdough with chilli, lemon and rocket that we all wanted. However we were hungry girls so we added some sides!

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….just to prove there was a-whole-lot of avocado underneath that rocket salad!

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Mine was with the poached eggs and chorizo. Amelia had the same but with bacon instead of chorizo and Krystle got her eggs scrambled and also with chorizo! The rocket salad on top of the avocado was really refreshing and we were all amazed by how orange the egg yolks were - think that means they are very organic/free range eggs which is nice!  We probably didn’t need all those extra sided but oh boy was it tasty :)

We had a fabulous time at Hally’s and think I will definitely be back to try some of the other dishes on the menu! Have you been to this little brunch/lunch gem in Parsons Green yet? Check it out – it’s epic ;)

Hally’s
60 New Kings Road
Parsons Green
London, SW6 4LS
www.hallysparsonsgreen.com


  
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Aveda Challenge Naturally Straight & Be Curly

Remember me talking about the Aveda Challenge I was going to do to make my hair wonderfully smooth and straight and to make my friends hair fizz free and enhancing her natural waves and curls? Well we did it and the results are…..(drum roll)…..below! In this video we will talk about the products and show you how to apply them to get the best results.*

What do you think of our end results? Here some more comments and tips for when using the following Aveda products: Naturally Straight & Be Curly Enhancer.

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Aveda Smooth Infusion – Naturally Straight: Progressively loosens curls and fends off frizz to achieve a naturally straight style // Towel dry your hair // You only need a small amount // Thoroughly apply Naturally Straight styling creme in sections and blow dry. Use blow dryer with a nozzle to minimise fly aways and use a round brush to use the tension and the heat to stretch the hair to Flat iron if you wish (this would be if your hair is a lot curlier or wavier then mine) // After 5 consecutive applications of Naturally Straight, your hair will stay straight for up to 3 washes // My hair felt so smooth and straight and even throughout the day (in the summer heat) it stayed sleek, soft and not a kink in sight!

Aveda Be Curly – Curl Enhancer: Great for intensifying curls, taming frizz and boosting shine. Wheat protein blend expands when hair is wet and then retracts when hair is dry to lock in curls or waves // Apply Be Curly Curl Enhancer to towel-dried hair and begin to blow dry // Best results when using a diffuser // Don’t put blow dryer not the most powerful setting, blasting the hair won’t allow the curl to hold as well. Once the hair is completely dry, use a bit more product to finish the style and add some more definition to your frizz free curls // Tugce’s hair felt a lot more moisturised, looked healthy and had a more enhanced curls.

Are you interested to try these Aveda products? Aveda Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight (150ml/£21.50 RRP)  & Be Curly Curl Enhancer lotion (200ml/£17.50 RRP) are now available in your local Aveda Salon, Spa and Stores or online at www.aveda.co.uk

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Aveda Naturally Straight

When it comes to hair, girls always seem to want what they don’t have. You have curly hair, but you wished it was straight, and if  you have straight hair, you probably want it wavier or curlier. Luckily these days, there are so many tools out there like straightening irons and curling tongs so we can easily switch up our look every day. Also for people dreaming of straight hair there are more (semi) permanent straightening treatments available but they are pretty pricey and also can be damaging to your hair. So when Aveda contacted me recently to partake in a challenge to trial their new Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight styling product I was intrigued. Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight is an addition to their Smooth Infusion range which straightens curls with every use.

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How it works? Naturally straight is a new styling product that contains plant fibers that help your hair stay straight day after day. You apply it to wet hair, after shampooing, and then blow-dry it using the heat and tension to give you super sleek and smooth hair! It also includes a humidity barrier which means you can kiss frizzy hair and fly-aways goodbye. And the most revolutionary part I think is that it actually promises that after 5 consecutive applications of Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, that your hair will stay straight for up to 3 washes!

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Now my hair isn’t the curliest of hair (like in the picture above) and you might even call it pretty straight but I still always blow dry my hair or run the straighteners through it to give it a nice straight and kink/fuzz free finish. Even though my hair is quite straight, I have a lot of it and if I just let it dry naturally it tends to have kinks and waves at the back of my neck, unruly flyaaway bits in the front and especially in summer heat it frizzes up and doesn’t stay nice and straight! It drives me nuts. So the challenge Aveda had for me* was to try this new product at home to show me how it will naturally give me a smoother, straighter styling finish to my hair.  So this weekend I visited the beautiful Aveda Lifestyle Salon in Covent Garden to  learn all about Smooth Infusion Naturally Straight, so I could try it at home and put it to the test. So I will be filming a video with a friend where I will try the Naturally Straight styling product and she will use the Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer to embrace her wavy hair style. See we all have different hair dreams! I’m definitely curious to try this. Are you? Watch this space :)

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Be an enthusiast!

Hooray it’s mid-week already! This week is flying by because Monday was a public holiday in the UK so only a four day week for me before it’s the weekend again. This long weekend I was up in Scotland (near Aberdeen) to experience a real Scottish tradition called the Highland Games. Oh what fun we had! You can see some photos of my Scottish adventure on my Instagram account (@dutchessroz). Anyway just a quick mid-week inspirational post from me today – it is Hump Day after all :)

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“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.” Roald Dahl.

I love this quote – I think it’s so important to be passionate! I also thought this quote was appropriate for this week as I am off to see Matilda the musical (based on the famous book by Roald Dahl) tomorrow night. Matilda was one of my favourite books growing up! Hope you all have a Happy Hump Day and may the rest of your week fly by :)


  
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