Kérastase & Redken Haul: First Impressions

Heading back to the 2015. Beauty Agenda post – my Beauty Resolution #3 was to finally treat my hair as it deserves to be treated. For some unknown reason, I never bothered much with hair care products but I figured, if I can make the effort to put together a comprehensive skin care routine (in-depth post about that soon!) – why would hair be neglected? Hair is equally important as skin, nails and teeth are, right? That's why I mustered up my courage (and my wallet) and went ahead to feelunique.com to purchase a few bits that stood on my wish list for ages. Now, I haven't been using them long enough to review them but since some of my readers requested a first impression post – why not oblige? Of course, since these are my first impressions, what does end up in each dedicated review may be different – you never know how someone's hair will get along with a certain product for a month or even more. But let us start with what I currently am loving and that's the Kérastase Resistance Bain Volumifique (250ml) – purchased on offer but its regular  price is £13.13. I'm even thinking of buying the huge 500ml bottle which retails for £27.20 since it feels like the best darn shampoo I've ever tried. You really don't need much per use and the volume is there, roots are clean and lifted and airy – hair looks amazing! I really hope this guy keeps up the good work. My second current fave is the Kérastase Spray à Porter (150ml). This is a sea salt spray and I wanted to try one for ages but never came ’round to – it's a good decision that I finally have, that's all I have to say. It's extremely easy to use, smells divine, makes hair volumized, gives a beachy vibe but it can also work on completely straight hair, lifting it from the roots, making it fuller and bodacious. Oh, I'm telling you – this is amazing stuff! Not regretting spending those £17.25 at all.

Osvjeziti cu nam svima pamcenje postom o Beauty Planeru za 2015. godinu – Beauty Odluka #3 je bila da svojoj kosi napokon pruzim njegu i paznju koju zasluzuje. Iz nekog razloga nikada nisam posvecivala neku narocitu paznju kosi te sam koristila u vecini slucajeva proizvode nama dostupne u drogerijama. Moram priznati da rezultati nisu bili spektakularni. Pomislila sam, ako sam u stanju sklopiti razumnu i efektnu rutinu njege koze (uskoro slijedi detaljan post i na tu temu!) – ne postoji razlog da to isto ne ucinim za kosu. Uostalom, kosa je jednako vazna kao i koza, nokti i zubi za jedan zdrav i njegovan izgled cemu tezim. Zato sam napokon skupila hrabrosti (posebno sam ohrabrivala novcanik, ha!) pa sam se zaputila na feelunique.com kako bih sa liste zelja skinula par stvarcica koje tamo vec imaju zavidan staz. Samo zelim reci da ove proizvode ne koristim dovoljno dugo da bih mogla napisati detaljne recenzije. Ipak, par citateljica je zatrazilo clanak o prvim utiscima – zasto ne udovoljiti toj zelji? Naravno, imajte na umu da ono sto zavrsi u finalnim recenzijama moze biti drugacije od onoga sto napisem sada jer mislim da smo sve dozivjele kako kosa biva ‘zasicena’ odredjenih proizvoda, neki tek kasnije pocnu raditi svoj posao i sl. Zapocnimo sa samponom koji je postao moj ljubimac nad ljubimcima – rijec je o Kérastase Resistance Bain Volumifique (250ml) – samponu kupljenom na snizenju no njegova uobicajena cijena iznosi cca 34KM. Trenutno sam pod takvim dojmom da razmisljam o kupovini dzinovskog pakovanja od 500ml za cca 70KM jer je ovo (za sada) najbolji sampon koji sam isprobala! Zaista je izdasan i treba ga jako malo po koristenju, pruza volumen, tjeme je cisto kosa pri korijenu ali i cijelom duzinom odignuta i leprsava – kosa zaista izgleda jako, jako lijepo. Iskreno se nadam da ce dojmovi i u nastavku testiranja ostati pozitivni. Drugi ljubimac kojim sam jako zadovoljna je Kérastase Spray à Porter (150ml). Radi se o slanom spreju koji sam zeljela isprobati mjesecima. Stvarno sam sebe potapsala po ledjima jer je odluka na kupovinu bila odlicna ideja. Izuzetno ga je lako koristiti, mirisne fantasticno, kosu cini voluminoznom, pruza valovitu kosu i izgled kakav kosa poprimi tokom ljetovanja ali jednako dobro djeluje i ako odlucite zadrzati ravnu kosu – samo joj pruzi odizanje od tjemena, cineci je voluminoznom i punackom (ako kosa moze biti takva). Kazem vam, ovo je odlican proizvod!

Final item from this brand that entered my haul is the Kérastase Nutritive Nutri-Thermique Masque (200ml). I've only used this mask once but what I can tell you is that it smells of old-school floral French soaps and that only one minute on hair was enough to make it completely (and I mean 100%) tangle-free! It's incredible how potent it is and it makes hair phenomenally soft and shiny (without the weight). It seems promising for now and I definitely hope that my £22.80 which I've invested in this hair mask will pay off. I've also ventured into the world of Redken and was so happy to finally get hold of their Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo (300ml). Getting 50ml of more product and for a few pounds cheaper (costs £9.90)  than Kerastase, it seemed like a great offer. This is a clarifying shampoo which works to remove copper, iron, hard water minerals and styling product build-up on all hair types. It makes hair very clean indeed, it smells citrusy fresh but one thing worries me – it made my ends a bit frizzy. Hmm…Perhaps it was a one use occurance only? I'll keep you posted. Final purchase of this haul was the Redken Extreme Anti-Snap (240ml). Dear God, this may be the oldest thing on my hair care wish list – I wanted it for so, so long and it's finally mine! This is a little something you apply after washing your hair and before blow drying it. It's a heat protectant, it detangles hair, repairs it and gives it shine. I've already noticed how silky ends are, they're free from frizz and very shiny. I think that best results will be noticeable after a few months but even now it seems like a very good product. Hopefully these initial observations can be helpful to all of you planning your own purchases and if you're using any of these already, do let me know in the comments section below how you get along with them. Oh, and completely non-related – can we please admire the Chanel Platinum Egoiste for a minute? It's one of my favorite perfumes for men and the bottle is stunning! Classic Chanel.


Posljednji proizvod koji sam nabavila od ovog brenda je Kérastase Nutritive Nutri-Thermique Masque (200ml). Ovu masku za kosu sam koristila samo jednom no ono sto vam vec mogu reci jeste da mirise na retro cvijetne francuske sapune i da je samo jedna minuta na kosi ucinila da ne pronadjem niti jedan-jedini zapetljani pramen kose! Nevjerovatno je mocna i koncentrirana te cini kosu fenomenalno sjajnom i mekanom (ne teskom). Za sada djeluje uistinu obecavajuce i drzim fige da investicija od cca 60KM bude isplativa. Potom sam se upustila i u Redken svijet njege kose i bas sam se obradovala dolasku Redken Hair Cleansing Cream Shampoo (300ml). Sa 50ml proizvoda vise i desetak markica manje u odnosu na Kerastase, zaista se cinio kao odlicna kupovina. Ovdje se radi o prociscujucem samponu koji uklanja bakar, zeljezo, minerale iz tvrde vode te nakupljene proizvode za stiliziranje i namijenjen je svim tipovima kose. Zaista intenzivno cisti kosu, mirise citrusno svjeze no samo me jedna stvar brine – cini mi krajeve kose malo naelektrisanim. Mozda se samo radilo o trenutacnoj reakciji? Tko zna, u svakom slucaju cu da ga dodatno testiram. Posljednji proizvod u sklopu ovog shoppinga je Redken Extreme Anti-Snap (240ml). Mislim da upravo ova krema/losion za krajeve mozda drzi prvo mjesto glede staza na mojoj listi zelja (barem sto se njege kose tice). Jako sam sretna sto sam se njom napokon pocastila! Ovaj proizvod se koristi na opranoj kosi, tacno pred njeno susenje. Pruza toplinsku zastitu, raspetljava kosu, obnavlja je i cini sjajnom. Nakon par koristenja sam primjetila da krajeve kose cini svilenkastim, nema naelektrisanja i izgledaju bas zdravo. Naravno da ce konkretni rezultati biti vidljivi tek za koji mjesec ali su prvi dojmovi svakako pozitivni. Nadam se da ce ova prva opazanja da vam budu od koristi – posebno ako planirate kupovinu nekog od ovih proizvoda. Ako vec koristite neke od njih, javite mi svoja iskustva u komentarima. Oh, potpuno nevezano za ovu temu – mozemo li odvojiti minut za prekrasni Chanel Platinum Egoiste? Ovo je jedan od meni najdrazih i najljepsih parfema za muskarce a i bocica zaustavlja dah. Klasicni Chanel.

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