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BEAUTY TALK: volume, baby!

I love my hair! Period. While I found it a bit much to handle when I was younger, I have grown to really appreciate my long locks. I take great pride in treating my hair well and making sure it stays healthy (no flat iron for me …). Trust me, when I tell you that I have LOTS of hair. But as far as I am concerned the more, the merrier, right? While I usually don’t need extra volume, I still like to experiment with new products. After being really happy with the “Farbglanz Braun” shampoo by Guhl, I had the opportunity to try their new “Langzeit Volumen” line. It promises up to 48 hours of big hair, which is perfect, because my hair is always a lot flatter once I sleep on it. Since I always get a ton of emails asking about my hair, I thought I would share my current daily routine with you today:

Guhl: Langzeit Volumen

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21 | Categories: Beauty, Hair, Sponsored

BEAUTY TALK: travel buddies

Even though we just got back from our vacation about 3 weeks ago, in my mind I am already planning our next get-away. There are 2 amazing destinations on my 2014 to-do list, and I am determined to make both of those happen this year! Lots of you asked for more of my personal tips, especially when it comes to packing and planing a trip. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products when traveling to sunny destinations. Back in May of last year, during our trip to Dubai and the Maldives, I shared some of my favorite summer make-up products, but this post is more about taking care of your skin, hair, lips, … in the sun.

Travel Buddies: Skin & Hair Products

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11 | Categories: Beauty, Hair, Travels

BEAUTY TALK: haircare for sunny days

First of all: A big fat “Thank You” to technology … I am currently about 36.000 ft. above the ground, flying over Canada and am able to blog while the sun is rising outside ♥ Doesn’t get much bettter! Where am I going? Well, we’re off to spend NYE in Vancouver, and then on the 1st day of the new year we’re boarding a plane towards lots of sunshine, palm trees and coconuts – more details on that coming soon! But of course, my bags are already packed with lots of bikinis, sunscreen and something new for my hair: the “Farbglanz Braun Shampoo” by Guhl. Don’t get me wrong, I am usually a fan of sun-bleached beach hair during the summer, but I JUST went to get my hair cut literally 5 days ago and love the current state it is in. Since I get pretty pale during winter, I prefer my hair a little darker and a more rich shade of brown, so I am giving this new shampoo with kukui nut a try. It supposedly gives the hair color more depth, while maintaining a rich brown color and adding moisture. Sounds good to me! I’ll be sure to give you an update on things once we’re back mid-January. Now, please excuse me while they serve breakfast here before touching down in about 2 hours. Happy holidays, everyone!

haircare: Guhl Farbglanz Baun Shampoo

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12 | Categories: Beauty, Hair, Sponsored, Travels

BEAUTY TALK: straight hair (sponsored video)

As I already promised in last week’s “Beauty Talk”, I will try to talk about my hair a bit more frequently, since it seems to interest so many of you. This week, I am excited to tell you guys that I have teamed up with Philips and their “Beauty and Style Guide” to let you in on the secret of my straight hair. I wear my hair straight 95% of the time, so most of you probably don’t know that I have naturally wavy/frizzy/big hair and would never leave the house without styling it first. I used to always straighten my hair with a regular flat iron, which of course works great (and I still use mine every once in a while when I am in a rush and just want to touch up a bit). BUT most of the time I actually reach for a round brush (purchased at my old hair salon) and a really good blowdryer, because it is far less damaging for the hair and I like the way my hair has some movement to it (rather than being stick-straight). Philips just came out with a new model, the HPS920, which is amazing because it has 2300W (= LOTS of power) and something called the “ThermoProtect” function with an ideal 57°C to spare the hair from being exposed to too much heat. When you’re blow drying your hair straight, it is super important to have enough heat to actually dry and straighten the hair, but you don’t want too much, which will burn your hair (… when you start to notice that burnt smell, it is probably time to turn the dryer off).

Straight Hair - Philips "Beauty and Style Guide" [Read more...]

17 | Categories: Beauty, Brands & Partners, Hair