Garnier Color Styler Review: Purple Ombre Hair! *PHOTOS*

With multiple celebrities and fashion icons coloring their locks in lovely pastel hues for the summer, you could say I was a little inspired to join in on the fun. Again. By that I mean that you may remember the dip-dying trend from a few years back. I actually did a DIY tutorial inspired by that using chalks.

Check that out here. I gathered a bit of inspirations pictures and decided to go with a purple.

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I came across a product from trusted brand GARNIER that was recently released called the Color Styler. With its five funky shades, this line claims to be “intense color with zero damage and zero rub off” that you just apply and let dry! It is marketed as temporary color that lasts 2-3 shampoos. The color is supposed to just be coated around your hair strands as opposed to penetrating the hairs, and that is why it is said to be non-damaging.

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The thing about the application process for this product that stood out to me the most was the fact that there was NO RINSING REQUIRED! This shaved about 10 minutes from the entire coloring. The box retails for about $7 at drugstores. Check it out here. It includes a pair of gloves, the instructions, and the actual color. Simple enough. The results were satisfactory! The following pictures I shot about 30 minutes after fully drying and styling.

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This shot was after two shampoos!

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This is after three shampoos-

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The color was still pretty noticeable. Since then, I have gotten my hair cut short for the summer and the purple is still visible in some strands! Talk about longevity! I would definitely recommend this product, as I personally think I will be trying another color very soon. I will say this though. The one thing I hated about this product was that my ends felt so dry and almost crispy after the product fully dried and was styled. This made brushing so much more difficult than it needed to be. Also, I would have loved some kind of serum or leave-in conditioning treatment to substitute the fact that there was no rinsing required. 

Stay tuned for more beauty reviews coming this month!

XOXO,

Mel

Summer Essentials: My New BP Shades

I was in need of a new pair of sunglasses in my collection. Especially after my favorite pair I own started peeling O.O.

Needless to say, I knew Nordstrom would carry an affordable selection in their B.P. department. After trying on many pairs, I ended up with the “Ipso Facto” sunnies. These are one of the best shapes that fit my heart-shaped and semi long face. The modern-cat eye is actually a pair that many people love, and these are incredibly durable and quality sunnies for their price! Also- they were on Who What Wear‘s list of 19 Super Chic Sunglasses Under 50″ so we can rest assured that this classic shape is a great addition for the summer.  These sunnies also come in a great tortoise-ombre combo.

 

Shop this pair here, but check out my favorite pairs in this shape below!

 

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The quality of these absolutely impressed me. With its silver metal sides and its comfortable nose bridge, these $12 could easily pass for a more expensive pair. More details for you:

  • 52mm lens width; 21mm bridge width; 140mm temple length.
  • 100% UV protection.
  • Plastic and nickel-silver frames; polycarbonate lenses

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Shop them and my curated list of favorites (for every budget) below!

Happy shopping.