Giovanni Cosmetics 2chic Ultra-Sleek

Giovanni Cosmetics is an Eco-friendly, free of Sodium Sulfate (SLS) and free of Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), Phthalates-free, Paraben-free, Vegan brand that does not test on animals. Their Eco Chic Hair Care has a range of lines targeting specific hair care needs. They’ve got Ultra-Sleek (Moroccan Argan Oil + Brazilian Phyto-Keratin), Ultra-Moist (Avocado + Olive Oil), Ultra-Volume (Tangerine Butter + Papaya), Ultra-Luxurious (Cherry Blossoms + Rose Petals), Ultra-Revive (Pineapple + Ginger), Repairing (Blackberry + Coconut Milk), and Frizz Be Gone (Shea Butter + Sweet Almond Oil). I’ve tried the Purifying & Exfoliating Facial Cleansing Towelettes (mostly because of the really cool all-black packaging) from their D:Tox Sytem (Facial Care) purchased from Drugstore.com ages ago but other than that, I’ve never really tried anything from this brand before. That said, I have seen their adorable Flight Attendant Travel Kits being sold at Sultan Center (Salmiya) but since this is a somewhat “natural” brand, I didn’t know how long they’d been sitting out there fore (probably expired). Initially, I only picked up the Giovanni 2chic Ultra-Sleek Blow Out Styling Mist but loved the scent of the Ultra-Sleek line so much that I went back and got the Giovanni 2chic Ultra-Sleek Flat Iron Styling Mist, Giovanni 2chic Ultra-Sleek Body Lotion, and Giovanni 2chic Ultra-Sleek Body Wash all purchased from Sultan Center (Soug Sharq). I believe I’ve also seen the Ultra-Volume (orange packaging) and Ultra-Moist (green packaging) available for purchase as well.

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My Story: Hair Cut, Color, and Style Journey (with pictures)

I decided to include these pictures to show you my transition from blonde to brunette. Yes, these are all pictures of me (LuLu). No, you will not be seeing my face (as I’ve explained my reasoning here). If the fact that I’ve cropped my face out of these pictures bothers you, please feel free to skip reading this blog post. If not, I hope you enjoy reading this post and maybe even find it useful or would like to share your own experience in the comments section. Thank you!


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Aussie 3 Minute Miracle

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For years, I’ve only ever heard (and read) great things about the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle, but I’ve never actually tried it before. I kept meaning to purchase it at some point but never actually got around to it. Once I cut my hair into a lob (long bob), I figured it was an appropriate time to start experimenting with hair-care products that I’ve never used before, and made that a priority. I found this Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Deep Treatment at Sultan Center. It was quite inexpensive (especially for 250ml).
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Garnier Fructis Style Curl Construct Mousse

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Back in early 2000’s I discovered a magical hair mousse in Europe which happened to be by the brand Garnier. I hinted about it in this post My Story: Shampoo and Conditioner (next to last paragraph). Straight out of the shower, I would apply a golf-sized amount to my palm and work it through my hair before I let my hair air-dry. As it dried, my hair would slowly rise to give me a satisfying amount of volume with well-defined curls. In a matter of minutes, I had curls that were soft, bouncy, and frizz-free. Best of all, this specific mousse scented my hair with its delightful fruity-green scent putting a smile on my face every time I got a whiff of it. My girlfriends appreciated the scent as well because they always seemed to notice it. I’m pretty sure it was called XXL Volume or something along those lines. I’d even go so far as to call it my holy grail hair-styling mousse.
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