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Sunday, 11 September 2022

Haircare | Kérastase Nutritive Range Review

kerastase nutritive range haircare review

A few months ago I got a haircare package of dreams from Kérastase with five products from their Nutritive range as well as one of their bestsellers, the Elixir Ultime Oil! This is one of the most hyped haircare brands there is and I have been trying them out for the last few months so if you have been wondering how any of the products perform, read on to hear my thoughts after a little ramble about my hair!!

My hair is long, fine and brown (not colour treated). I struggle with dry and split ends because I use heat tools and go longer than I should between haircuts and my roots tend to get oily quickly. In the past, I have generally stuck to SLS free shampoos due to what I think sometimes is scaremongering over SLS shampoos being harsh or causing irritation when in fact I have never experienced this myself. Shampoos containing SLS are also a good way to remove build up from your hair so I reintroduced these back into my haircare routine more regularly quite a while back though I still also regularly use SLS free shampoos as well and find a mix of the two is suiting my hair perfectly!


Frizz has been a more recent battle for me as my hair has never been so frizzy as in the last 1.5 years and it’s been lacking its usual shine. I’m not sure if this is due to hormones/ageing (I'm 31) or working from home (drier air) or a mixture of everything so finding the right routine for me is an ongoing process and while I am loyal to haircare brands such as OUAI and Olaplex, I love to switch it up too and have definitely found a few favourites in these Kérastase products! The styling products contain silicones which again are usually a love/hate thing for most people but I have found myself having to use them to keep the frizz and flyaways in check and they are some of the most lightweight, non-greasy formulas I have tried! 


kerastase nutritive haircare

To start with, the Kérastase Bain Satin 1 Shampoo for slightly dry hair RRP £21.55* – an SLS containing shampoo and the most lightly scented out of Nutritive range! This lathers well and makes my scalp and hair feel clean without drying it out (note I don’t have a particularly sensitive scalp). Despite being formulated for dry hair, this doesn’t weigh my hair down and it makes it feel soft and look shiny! I tend to wash my hair twice a week, once with this and once with an SLS free shampoo and this routine seems to be working well for my hair!


Next up, the Lait Vital Conditioner RRP £28.20* and this along with the mask smell absolutely incredible! I mean it when I say I am obsessed, scent in haircare is very important to me because it tends to last quite a while in my hair and I am picky with fragrance. I am not very good at explaining scents but it just smells luxurious and clean and a bit like you’ve been on holiday or to the hairdresser. This is a nourishing conditioner, again for dry hair, and I apply through my mid lengths and ends. It doesn’t feel overly thick but works well to smooth my hair and leave it feeling soft and swishy and the scent really does last! 


kerastase hair mask review

I am a sucker for a hair mask and the Masquintense Thick Hair Mask RRP £36.30* has been an absolute treat to use! It smells the same as the conditioner but maybe a little more concentrated, is thicker and richer and I like to leave it on 15-20 minutes before rinsing out. It leaves my hair feeling super soft, smooth and the ends well hydrated which makes them look so much healthier! Despite my hair not being thick, it rinses out well and doesn’t leave it weighed down. It’s a huge 200ml too and a tiny bit goes a long way so I know I am going to turn to this a lot in the winter to keep my hair in good condition! 


kerastase nutritive hair range review

After my wash/conditioning/masking is all done I have been using either the Nectar Thermique Heat Protector RRP £29.05* or the Elixir Ultime L’Huile Original RRP £40* as both offer heat protection. The Nectar Thermique is a light cream while the Elixir is a combination of 5 oils. I tend to steer away from hair oils as in the past I have found some formulations too heavy for my hair, so I used this with caution but was very pleasantly surprised! It adds beautiful shine to my hair with no grease in sight as well as smoothing frizz and flyaways! It also works well on dry hair but I tend to use on damp and the oil works better for me in terms or frizz control than the Nectar Thermique!  


kerastase haircare worth it

Lastly and by no means least, the boujiest hair treatment I have used - the Nutritive 8h Magic Nourishing Overnight Serum RRP £40*. This is a serum you apply to hair before bed and it works overnight to help condition and replenish dry hair. Continuing with the theme of Kérastase hair products, this smells divine and my hair also drinks it up. It looks shiny the next day as well as thicker and healthier at the ends and I can use this a few nights in a row without it weighing down my hair or making it greasier quicker! This is definitely a little “extra” but so good! 


kerastase nutritive review


Overall, while the brand is on the pricier side of things, I have been super impressed by the effects on my hair. The sizes are generous too and a little goes a long way! I have been using these for months and have barely made a dent! My favourites would have to be the mask, oil and overnight serum and there are definitely a few other products from their other ranges I now have my eye on! Have you tried any Kérastase? What’s your favourite product?


Kérastase products are available from their website, Look Fantastic, Feel Unique, allbeauty, Just My Look and Notino!


If you liked this post you might also like my Haircare Essentials, OUAI review or Philip Kingsley review! 


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

All opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.

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kerastase haircare review

Danielle xx


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Sunday, 4 September 2022

Beauty Spend Report | August 2022


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Another month and another beauty spend report, I have been a little out of control this year and had a treat yoself’ mentality but at the same a time, a lot of the items I purchase are products I have been thinking about for a while and have taken advantage of a good offer before picking up! 


next beauty box review

First up was the Next Game Changing Beauty box which was £20 with a value of over £77. It includes minis of my favourite cleanser, the Emma Hardie Moringa cleansing balm, as well as the Philip Kingsely Elasticizer, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, Elemis Pro-Collagen Night Cream, Lancome Advanced Genifique Serum and Benefit Roller Lash. We all know I’m a sucker for a beauty box and I particularly wanted minis of the cleansing balm and elasticizer and I’m looking forward to trying the beauty flash balm too! My mum also picked this one up hehe. 


tom ford soleil glow bronzer terra

tom ford soleil glow terra bronzer


Moving onto my main purchases this month and honestly, these days I’m not so taken with new beauty launches and have been picking up a few “old school” makeup items to add to my collection. I got myself the Tom Ford Soleil Glow Bronzer in Terra (Small) which is usually £54 but I used an influencer code to get 21% off so it was £42.66. I haven’t used this just yet as it’s been pretty hectic at home, I’m dogsitting and I also got Covid last week. It felt lighter in weight than I thought it would be but I’m not complaining as it will be easier to travel with and it came with a fancy pouch!


I also made a couple of DIOR purchases off Escentual – this has always been a bit of an old fashoned brand to me if I’m honest but I got the Forever Natural Bronzer at Christmas and I love it so wanted to explore the brand a bit more! I also noticed the price increase on the DIOR website but Escentual had these at the old price with a further 20% off so I got the Dior Addict Lip Glow in Rosewood RRP £29.50 (now £30) for £23.60 and the Crème Abricot Fortifying cream for nails RRP £22 (now £25) for £17.60. Definitely not necessities but like I said, treat yoself :P spoiler alert I might have also picked up a few other bits but they will fall into Septembers spend report.


beauty spend report august 2022

Finally, continuing with my SPF buying spree (see last months post) I grabbed the Bondi Sands Hydra SPF 50+ Face Fluid from ASOS as I had a 30% off code so this was £7.70 instead of £11. I had ummed and ahhed earlier in the month when Ultra Violette did their buy one get one free offer ultimately deciding not to bother but Cult Beauty had 20% off and I had a £5 reward burning a hole in my pocket so the Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF 50+ is mine and I got it for £22.16 instead of £34. 


daniellesbeautyblog beauty spend report

Overall, this month’s total was £133.72 instead of £170.50 and I’m sure you’ll see some of these pop up in reviews soon! Have you tried any? What was your last beauty purchase?


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Danielle xx


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Sunday, 28 August 2022

Product Empties #41


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Empties time again and I feel like I am finally on a roll! Let’s get into some mini reviews! 


bodycare empties and reviews


Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash RRP £29*

Really nice hydrating body wash though for me the scent of lavender came through more than eucalyptus and I would have preferred a stronger eucalyptus scent! This lasted me a very long time so I think it is worth the money but I struggle to spend more on body care when there are so many affordable options so not a repurchase for me!

Burt’s Bees Moisturizing Body Lotion RRP £10.99*

Perfect for sensitive skin, this is scent free and really thick so a little goes a long way! It kept my skin hydrated all day long and while I generally prefer scented body lotions, I think this is a great option for winter so I would repurchase!


Ameliorate Transforming Body Lotion via Rocca Box*

This works so well on KP on the backs of my arms and makes it look a lot better and feel smoother! This is the unscented version but I do find it has a bit of a chemical scent though it’s inoffensive. Full review here! Will repurchase!


Dr Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream

I’m not a huge fan of coconut scents but this was so lightly scented it was beautiful! It was a gorgeous formula too, really lightweight and firming but at £85 for the full size this is out of my price range!


L:A Brucket Body Lotion

Another lightweight cream but I didn’t love the sage, rosemary and lavender scent so not a repurchase for me! 


skincare empties and review


Venn Moisture Balance All in One Face Cleanser via Face the Future RRP £55*

I loved this cleanser! It really is all in one just as it says and perfect for both makeup removal or as a second/morning cleanse! Lightweight but feels luxurious, lasted ages and I would repurchase this! See my full review here!


Dermalogica Daily Glycolic Cleanser RRP £35*

Another cleanser I love! Gentle and brightening, not drying and perfect as a morning cleanse to smooth my skin! Full review here and I will repurchase!

CosRX AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner

This is my second bottle of this and it’s a great option for blemished skin or just to gently exfoliate! I love the pump bottle and I use this on my arms and chest too! See my full review here! Already repurchased!


NIOD Superoxide Dismutase Saccharide Mist RRP £36*

Love this mist! Full of antioxidants and hydrates my skin, the bottle is so big I don’t feel guilty for using on my chest either as I am trying to take better care of my neck/dec area too! See my full review here and I already have a backup!


Good Molecules Glycolic Exfoliating Toner RRP $14*

Smoothing and hydrating, this has helped brighten my skin! Good Molecules are so affordable and have lovely formulations! See my full review here and I would repurchase!


Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover

The best waterproof eye makeup remover there is! Makes light work of removing mascara etc and I already have a backup!


Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask

My favourite overnight mask, I have been through so many of these! It feels so hydrating and my skin is plump and healthy looking the next morning! Full review here and I will repurchase once I finish a few other overnight masks!


La Roche Posay Anthelios Age Correct Photocorrection Daily SPF 50 via Face the Future RRP £27*

One of my favourite SPF’s I have tried! This comes out as a thick cream but sinks in easily leaving no white cast on my pale skin. It’s hydrating and protects my skin well, leaves a good base for makeup and doesn’t pill! See my full review here and I will repurchase


MOA Silver Rain Mystical Toner

Nice toner that would work better for blemish prone skin, full review here but not a repurchase for me as I have other mists that suit my skin type better currently!


The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid RRP £14.49*

This product is a little disappointing to me – I don’t find it anymore effective than HA even though it’s meant to hold four times more moisture. It feels quite silicone-y too, not the best serum I have used but not the worst either! Full review here but I won’t repurchase!

Dermalogica Circular Hydration Serum RRP £55*

Now this is a much better PGA/HA mix that I can get on board with! It feels much more watery/gel like and instantly hydrates, plumping my fine lines all day. Full review here and I would repurchase!

Oskia Renaissance Mask

A gorgeous exfoliating and refining face mask that leaves my skin so soft and smooth! Full review here, on the pricey side so not necessarily a repurchase for me but I would pick up again if I saw it in a beauty box etc!

Amelioriate Intensive Lip Therapy

This worked really well overnight for me so soften my lips and keep them hydrated. It does leave a white cast on my lips but I would repurchase as it works so well as a treatment!


Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

My favourite daily lip balm! Love the mint scent and it keeps my lips soft and hydrated! Already using another flavour I was sent in PR! 


sheet mask empties review

MZ Skin Anti-Pollution Hydrating Face Mask

Nicely hydrating and fit well! I generally prefer “normal” facemask over sheet but nice for a treat! Not a repurchase for me as its £20 for a single!


Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying Recovery Mask RRP £8*

Fun to mix, hydrating and left me with lots of leftover serum which I used on my neck and dec. Full review here and would maybe repurchase before an event!


Dr Zion x Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Masks RRP £9*

Help my eyes look more refreshed, smoother and hydrated. Again, lovely for a treat or before a big event so would repurchase before one! 


makeup empties and review


Revlon Colourstay Foundation for Combination/Oily Skin in Buff 150

My favourite budget foundation! This is the best for mattifying and full coverage and it’s always on offer! Full review here and I have already repurchased!


Beauty Blender

The original and best foundation application tool in my opinion! Already have a backup!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Bark Brown

My favourite brow pencil, pricey but worth it, very soft pencil so makes natural looking stroke marks! Will repurchase in the future!


Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel

Much preferred the formula of this when it dried out a bit. Filled in brows but didn’t look like block brows but had to use a very light hand when I first opened. Not a repurchase for me as I prefer pencils or powders! 


vital proteins review


Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Love this stuff! Makes a huge difference in my joints and I have already repurchased!


111Skin Clarity Beauty Dose

Won these in a giveaway and can’t say I noticed a massive difference, but they are geared towards blemished skin which I don’t have! Not a repurchase as they are usually £115!


So that’s it for this time round and no haircare empties for once! Have you tried anything I’ve mentioned? Let me know your thoughts!


*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me.

All opinions are my own. Affiliate links used.

See my full disclosure here.


Danielle xx


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