Outside of saving a ton of money and not having to leave the comfort of my apartment, at-home hair coloring hasn’t exactly felt like I was giving myself a luxury treatment. Until now. My favorite line with which to color my hair, Clairol’s Natural Instincts, has been my go-to for years because of its ammonia-free nature and uses 80% naturally-derived ingredients, and now it has upgraded pretty much everything about it while still maintaining the extremely reasonable $7.99 (suggested) price point.
The new stuff includes:
the breakthrough allergy-gentle moleculeME+, created to reduce the risk of new color allergies without compromising on color
a new nondrip crème color application (which is opaque white so if you do spill and wipe it up quickly, no harm, no foul!)
plastic gloves are packaged individually (previously were attached to the instructions)
thorough instructions, diagrams, and pictures to make coloring your own hair foolproof
Until these new changes were implemented, I didn’t realize what I was missing from a demi-permanent at-home formula, mainly that it could be an easier, more enjoyable experience for me with a few small changes. I’m loving the new Natural Instincts, and I’m sure you will too!
And I haven’t had a chance to try it yet, but just in case it’s of interest: Clairol also launched a new at-home root touch up product, the Clairol’s new Root Touch Up Color Blending Gel, a semi-permanent root solution that blends in with your current color and starts to fade over the course of 10 days with no mixing required or residue left behind.
Full Disclosure: Natural Instincts provided a professional courtesy coloring and kits for Fashion Pulse Daily’s editorial consideration.
Don’t you just love Nordstrom? I certainly do, and can’t miss out on shopping this most fabulous store for the holidays. Shopping Nordstrom Beauty for the holidays is a great way to swiftly tick off a bunch of people on your list, with items ranging from scent diffusers and candles to shave kits, makeup brush sets, fragrances, and skin care devices. Favorite brands such as Charlotte Tilbury and Diptyque have created exclusive sets this holiday season just for Nordstrom, so you’ll ensure that the selected gift is unique and extra special! For the ultimate in-store experience, use a Nordstrom Beauty Stylist to pinpoint the perfect gifts for your loved ones, or peruse at your own leisure at Nordstrom.com and enjoy the benefit of free shipping and free returns with no minimum order requirement. See below for a few of my favorite beauty things from the retailer this holiday season, and…happy shopping!
Fragrance has always been a big deal for me in that just like body wash and deodorant, it has felt like an essential, next logical step in getting oneself ready for the day. I infrequently have a scent that is my signature and rather prefer to switch it up with the change of the seasons or even on a daily basis and occasion at hand. If you’re also in the mood to switch things up, here’s a few of my favorites, both new and considered classics (in my book) that will refresh your scent collection and give the act of getting dressed a newborn zest.
Inspired by the designers’ travels, Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum ($130 for the 3 oz bottle; Saks.com); a rich floral accord that includes notes of living white cactus flower and creamy orris accord. As if the scent wasn’t good enough, the gorgeous organic angles of the bottle make quite an artful statement on your vanity.
I have unfortunately found that once depleted, it’s very very difficult to get hair back to its former state of fullness, shine, hydration, and overall luster, but having amazing products at your disposal will begin your journey to reaching your hair goals. I’ve recently been enjoying the hair care offerings from RAHUA by Amazon Beauty (pronounced ra-wa), a line that utilizes centuries-old beauty secrets and ingredients, created with sustainable methods that are gentle on the places of which they are sourced (largely the Amazon rainforest). Continue reading…
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