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February 22, 2015

My Haircare Reshuffle

One Little Vice Beauty Blog: Air Motion Brush, Lush Brazziliant Shampoo Bar, Umberto Giannini Princess Perfect Styling Spray Review

As a self-proclaimed beauty fanatic I often find myself shaking up my beauty routines so that I can try out new products. This is partly so that I can review them for all of you but more-so because I'm on the hunt for the best-of-the-best and I'm just very happy that I can share my findings with you. Earlier this week I wrote about the new makeup I've been trying out this month and I thought I'd follow up by talking about the new haircare products I've been trying out this month.

One Little Vice Beauty Blog: Affordable, great quality hair brush

Air Motion Hairbrush - RRP £11.95*

I've been using the same brand of hairbrush for nearly two years now, so when Air Motion very kindly asked if I'd like to try out one of their brushes I very gladly accepted. In the past, I've spotted Air Motion brushes on some of my favourite beauty blogs with very positive reviews and I've now had the opportunity to see why! They're really ergonomically designed, the handle is the perfect length and has a curve that fits perfectly in the palm of my hand. The plastic bristles come in three lengths so they comb through all of your hair easily but they're also flexible enough not to pull or tug. To my understanding, the Air Motion Hairbrush is the perfect crossover between a "classic" brush and the new wave of rubber and plastic brushes that work on damp and dry hair alike. Overall, I think that it's a great hairbrush that's very much worth it's price tag. I'll be keeping mine on my little dressing table (it isn't a real dressing table, rather a space I've adopted for all my prettier beauty bits) where it will be close to hand!

One Little Vice Beauty Blog: orange scented shampoo

Lush Brazziliant Shampoo Bar - RRP £5.75

This was an unintentional Lush purchase. But if you like sweet, orange scents then you might just as easily have been talked into purchasing this shampoo bar! It's actually my first insight into Lush's shampoo bars and so far I'm really enjoying Brazziliant. I absolutely love the orange fragrance, and I find that it really lasts quite well in my hair which is fantastic. However, I wouldn't say that it's perfect or that I'd rush out to repurchase it. I find it impossible to open the tin with wet hands, so that is a regular struggle! And at one point my tin got saturated with water and my shampoo bar is far, far less attractive than before I started using it (which was when I took the photo above). Looks aside, I do find that it leaves my hair looking shiny and healthy but it is quite moisturising for a shampoo, and even the day after I shampoo my hair is looking slightly on the greasier side. If you wash your hair everyday then this isn't an issue but it is definitely something to consider! Overall, I'd say that for me this shampoo bar is good but not great - I don't know if anything will live up to Lush's now discontinued Gentle Lentil Shampoo which will forever haunt me as the nicest Lush shampoo everrrr.

One Little Vice Beauty Blog: hair styling product for long lasting defined curls
Umberto Giannini are a really interesting brand as you may be able to find them in the aisles of Boots but their products look and feel far more luxurious. I had the privilege of being gifted quite a few of their products at events last year and I've slowly been trying them out one by one. They first successfully wooed me with their incredible Backcomb in a Bottle (which I mentioned in this postand it still is the best volumising aerosol product that I've ever tried. The Princess Purrfect Hot Styler Spray was named in honour of Kate Middleton who really is famed for having perpetually perfect tresses. The product claims to "hold like a hairspray, smooth like a serum and protect against heat damage" and I can certainly vouch that it lives up to the first two claims, but I do actually use an additional heat protectant (but that's just down to personal preference, and habit). I actually started using this Hot Styler Spray by accident, when I wrongly understood it to be straight forward hairspray. I was curling my hair, which I often do, and I was spraying this incredibly liberally across my curls. Not only did even this over-ambitious application not weigh down my hair, I think it actually made them look incredible! They were shiny and smooth, and amazingly - almost unbelievably - they lasted perfectly all day. I was seriously, seriously impressed, and I haven't stopped reaching for it ever since. Long live Princess Purrfect! I most certainly will be reaching for this whenever I want long lasting hold and glossy, frizz-free hair - oh wait, that's everyday. If you're a heat styling addict you might just want to try this out, I for one really, really like it. 

Have you tried any of these products? 
What haircare or hair styling products do you love?



  1. Oh I used to love the Gentle Lentil shampoo from LUSH! I don't know why they ever discontinued it :( x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  2. The shampoo bar looks interesting, I'm an everyday hair washer so I might give it a try! Do you find you have to use conditioner too? or just the bar on its own? :) xx

  3. That Umberto Giannini spray sounds a-ma-zing. Think I need to try the Backcomb in a Bottle too! xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  4. I dont use anything to style my hair, just coconut oil right before i wash it, then keratin shampoo and hair mask, and then voila! But my hair is kind of curly and I can't make it straight for more than 2 hours anyway..


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