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Well, it has been too long. All I can say is damn I miss writing! I figured I would start with a simple post and it's about hair. I have generally been sticking to the usual products because I have difficult hair that seems to know what it likes. When it comes to styling I haven't strayed much from the hair oils and wax. Although it has been challenging to say the least when it comes to looking for wax that works for my hair. I recently decided to try out some Ouai products after hearing all the hype. I got a set of minis because there is no better way to try new things just in case it doesn't work out. So I picked up the Smooth Spray, Texturizing Hair Spray and Dry Shampoo.

The Smooth Spray is a pre-style product meant to act as a hydrating leave-in conditioner, detangler and heat protectant in one. It is enriched with amino acids, vitamin E and strengthening proteins. The texture is light, really easy to work it into the hair. It did a good job at detangling my hair and help smooth out frizz when styling but.. yes there is a but. My curls did come back as it naturally would after I blow dried or after a quick run through with an iron. It was just really smooth without the curly bounce. A good option if you are going for a straighter smooth look but. Unfortunately I didn't fancy that type of look very much.

The Texturizing Hair Spray is halfway between hairspray and dry shampoo. Formulated with volcanic primers and flexible polymers to amplify 'oomph' and create 'grip' for styling. I feel this is a good introduction to a texturizing spray. It gives a light hold and offers enough grit to give the hair a soft texture, nothing crazy. It leaves no residue. I like using this when my hair is feeling a bit meh to give it some life.

Now, dry shampoo for me is life especially since I don't wash my hair everyday. The Dry Shampoo not only absorbs excess oil but is also a great option to extend the longevity of your blow dry. The super-fine formula doesn't weigh down my hair and it doesn't leave behind any residue. Does a good good job at absorbing oil in between washes. Due to the light texture, I find that there's minimal build up which is great. The scent also helps with getting rid of any smells. Although I liked using this, I wasn't particularly blown away. Maybe because I already have my favourites.

As a whole the packaging is simple and aesthetically pleasing. And all three products smell really nice. However I probably wouldn't purchase the full size to these unless I really needed a texturizing spray. I got these at Sephora in case anyone wants to have a look.

Well hello there 2017! It has been about a month since my last post and I figured I would start with a 'Dear 2016'. So here goes...

Nars never disappoints when it comes to their Holiday collection. This year Nars has collaborated with Sarah Moon, the iconic French photographer, for a 22 piece collection. It is inspired by the 1927 science fiction film Metropolis. The collection hit stores a little over 2 weeks ago so drop by and check it out.

It's a different type of Christmas at The Body Shop this year. It was all kinds of wild!

Completing the Olay Regenerist Miracle Duo is the latest Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence. It is meant to complement the Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. The Miracle Duo is targeted at boosting cell renewal for youthful skin. I attended the launch of the Olay Regenerist Miracle Boost Youth Pre-Essence in Singapore some time late September and got to learn first hand the science behind the essence. Thanks loads Olay Malaysia for taking me along and Olay Singapore for having me!

Base products get luxurious with La Mer. Skincolour De La Mer is the first full range of color cosmetics from the luxury skin-care brand. Unlike your usual  base products the latest La Mer Skincolour De La Mer range is infused with its potent legendary Miracle Broth - made from nutrient rich kelp and other natural ingredients which renews and helps to restore skin. Which basically means it's a skincare makeup. According to La Mer, "it (referring to the foundation) works like a skin-care product and even after someone takes it off at night, it’s still making their skin better. The more you use it, the better results you see." I am already a huge fan of the La Mer Moisturising Soft Lotion (review here), so I was well excited to try the Skincolour range.

It's that time of year again! The Bobbi Brown Wine & Chocolate Collection for Christmas as well as Holiday Gift Sets are already in stores. Wine and Chocolate make for a beautiful Christmas inspiration. As Bobbi Brown puts it - "Dark chocolate and red wine are two of my favorite indulgences. And over the years, the rich shades of both chocolate and wine have inspired some of our most popular and gorgeous colors. To celebrate our 25th of the year, I’m introducing the Wine & Chocolate Collection featuring our most irresistible pairing yet."