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Review : Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo Gentle Radiance Cleanser

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Shu Uemura, quite possibly my ultimate all-time favourite beauty brand, were the first to introduce cleansing oils as part of a skincare routine.  Well, did you know they have brought out cleansing oil for hair too?  No, I didn’t know either until a few months ago when I was invited to the opening of Maison Tsumiki, a luxurious hair salon which is one of 4 exclusive Shu Uemura Art of Hair stockists in Victoria.  I got chatting to salon owner Linda Nishimura and she raved about Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Cleansing Oil Shampoo Gentle Radiance Cleanser and my interest was piqued after that night.  Needless to say, I was super delighted when I got a chance to try the product myself :)


My New Toy… (38mm girth & 12 inches long!!)

being pregnant might be all kinds of sexy...

WARNING : This post may contain words of a sexual nature…

Being pregnant might be all kinds of sexy for some people…  But for me, it’s a BIG FAT NO!  The last thing I feel these days is SEXY!  I’m carrying an extra 10kg in weight, walking around with a big bowling ball and feeling so moody, hungry and tired ALL THE TIME!!  And let’s not talk about how under pressure I am to exude that “pregnancy glow” when my skin has gone on a crazy flake-out…and as for that “thick luscious pregnancy sexy hair”, mine is as limp as that Miley Cyrus VMA performance!

So in order to amp up the sex appeal factor, I got myself a new toy…  It’s sizzling hot and smooth with a girth of 38mm and around 12 inches long… ;)  Can you guess what it is?


What The Muk?

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Oh hello there!  Let’s ignore the fact that I have been AWOL from the blog, but I was in major stress mode :P  Anyway, allow me to introduce you to the new range of muk hair products  - muk Spa – that my hair has been roadtesting for the last few weeks…


Tried & Tested Trio : Hair Oils

Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment, L'Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil & L'Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil

As you all know, I work full-time in a medical-related field where blood, guts and saliva get thrown in the air and being a hygienic freak, I HAVE to scrub my body after work PLUS wash my hair.  Every.  Single.  Day.  That, in hair speak, means that I strip my hair of its natural oils and as a result, I dowse my hair every day in hair oils in an attempt to nourish it.  Here are 3 hair oils I have tried and tested.  Check it out y’all…


Touching Up My Redhead Roots

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I’ve had no regrets since I became a total redhead in January when I was holidaying in Hong Kong.  If you’re in HK and you’re looking for a hairdresser in the New Territories, I HIGHLY recommend Kay from Hair Q in Tai Po Plaza who is MAGIC!  I’ve had my hair cut by him twice and it looks amazing when I step out of the salon and it still looks amazing 2.5 months later when it’s grown out with lots of lovely layers and natural volume.  Unfortunately, my hair style might still look good, but my roots were raging to be done a few weeks ago.  Not to worry as I had anticipated this by purchasing L’Oreal Paris Excellence Fashion P66 Intense Spicy Red before I hopped on the plane back to Melbourne.  Here’s how I got on…


I Had An Awesome Hair Day Thanks To TONI&GUY Hair Products

Asian hair, tousled hair, shiny hair, Chinese hair

The title says it all really.  But I was seriously having an awesome hair day where no heat styling whatsoever was used to manipulate my hair.  (FYI : Photos of my awesome hair are unedited!)

It was sexy.  It had volume.  It radiated shine.  It was soft, but it had texture.  And all I had to do was use a selection of TONI&GUY hair products to achieve this result!

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I started off with a few drops of TONI&GUY Shine Gloss Serum to iron out the frizzies and then I scrunched and finger twirled my hair with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray.  There was some spritzing with TONI&GUY Moisturising Shine Spray for extra glossiness.  And I finished it off with a light spray of TONI&GUY Extreme Hold Hairspray to hold up the volume I created.

It was like I created a magic concoction of Awesome Hair.

And before anyone screams “Product overload!”, I used the TONI&GUY Deep Clean Shampoo (for Men, may I add!) to remove the product build up.  Result!

TONI&GUY Australia

Allow me to finish off this post with saying that I was sent this fantastic surprise package from TONI&GUY.  Not only did I get hair products galore, but there was also a lovely book called Blogged & Bound featuring 20 of Australia’s influential fashion bloggers (hey, what about us beauty bloggers? :P)

If any of you are wanting to try out TONI&GUY hair products, head to your nearest Priceline as I saw them on offer with 15% off (if memory serves me correctly…)

Anyway, what products give you awesome hair days?  Have you tried TONI&GUY hair products before?  I believe they are new to Australia…but being a Brit, I have loved them for ages.  In fact, one of my favourite haircuts was from the TONI&GUY Hair Salon in Glasgow.  Ah…that makes me a bit homesick…