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Dessange, Dessange, Dessange…..Je t’aime (and I do not speak French)

*This post contains products sent for review.  Opinions are mine all mine-just want to tell you this was sent to  me UP FRONT*

I’m always on the lookout for a great shampoo/conditioner and on new brands.  I have to be even more careful since wearing my extensions.  I can’t use just any old something ‘off the shelf’ due to ingredients that could potentially shorten the life of my extensions.

L’Oreal Paris Canada invited me to a fabulous event to reveal their newest acquisition-Dessange.  Dessange hails from Paris and has a rich history in the hair ‘world’.  The event was nothing short of magnificent.

Let’s take a closer look at Dessange:

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There are 4 different types within the Dessange brand-photos of respective models clockwise from top left

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1. Solar Blonde-for natural blondes is a lightening haircare system that clarifies and lightens natural blonde hair while restoring lustre and volume.

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2. Oleo Miracle  offers intense nourishment and is infused with 3 natural oils: Argan ol, Camelia Oil, and Pracaxi Oil, leaving hair smooth and ultra manageable.  A high concentration of Behhenic Acid helps this collection deeply penetrate into the hair for healthier hair.

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3. California Blonde-color treated blondes is inspired by the blonde bombshell look made famous by Brigitte Bardot (and created by Jacques Dessange).  This system provides moisture to the hair while highlighting the radiance.

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4. Color Restore helps protect colour treated hair.  Formulated with AHA, Vitamin E, and UV filters, this collection restores hair fibers for a smooth, shiny look and helps protect vibrancy.

My thoughts:

I’ve been using the ‘California Blonde’ collection on my hair for just over 2 weeks now (but not the purple toning shampoo).    I like it-a lot.  It’s got a beautiful floral scent.  The conditioner is the right amount of moisture, hydration and the elixir is perfect for my ends.  I appreciate that Dessange separated his blondes…..natural blondes have different needs than ‘bottle’ blondes!  There really and truly is something for everyone in the line and when you use these products, you will have salon results.  It’s not your typical drugstore shampoo & conditioner (not that there is anything wrong with that).

This collection will be available (in Canada) exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. All products are between $12.99-$14.99 CAD.

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Holidays are magical with The Magic of Beauty-Caryl Baker Holiday 2013!

*This post contains products sent for review.  I like to state that first out of respect for my readers.  This doesn’t change my opinion of the products*

How could you NOT adore this holiday collection from Caryl Baker?

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Let’s get a little bit closer, shall we?

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New limited edition nail lacquers are high pigment, high shine and perfect finish in one swipe!  Available in 6 new shades (shade above is abracadbra).  I couldn’t capture this product’s true beauty but it’s a beautiful deep, rich color-which is right up my alley and on trend for fall heading into winter.

Retail: $15.00 CAD

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Caryl Baker ultimate lip liner is long-wearing AND waterproof.  Creamy and soft, this pencil will glide easily over your lips and stay put! Available in 4 shades (shade above is Elixir).

Retail: $17.50 CAD

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Caryl Baker Metallic-Toned Eye liners contain intense pigment in a long wear formula with no smudging or smearing.  Waterproof and hypo-allergenic for sensitive eyes.

Retail:  $17.50 CAD (but are on sale for $12.90 CAD-whoah!)

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I’ve talked about Caryl Baker lipsticks MANY Times in past posts/YouTube videos.  This shade is Secret potion and is absolutely stunning.

Retail: $18.00 CAD

LIMITED_EDITION__5272bdcb53d53_250x300Caryl Baker Face frosting-I can not STOP talking about this.  It is the highlight of highlights in my opinion.  The sparkle is finely milled and won’t leave you looking overdone.  It’s an absolute MUST for holiday parties or sparkle-worthy occasions-although I like to sparkle everyday 😉

Retails:  $29.50 CAD

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A product I didn’t expect to see-a bath treat from Bath Fairy. Looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it? I don’t recommend ingesting but I do recommend tossing this into your tub for your next bath!

Retails: $7.00 CAD

This just may be the gift for the beauty in your life…..if I had to pick my ‘stand-out’ product from the collection, it would definitely be the face frosting!!!

Let me know your thoughts about this collection in the comments below!