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With the official first day of summer just a couple of weeks away, our friends at Schwarzkopf Professional want to celebrate with a summer giveaway featuring the newly relaunched BLONDME product range!

The BLONDME care range has everything you need to keep your blonde perfect from the beach, to the barbeque and anywhere in between! Whether you’re a bleach blonde, or just testing the blonde waters with highlights or ombre, there’s something for everyone. And with the line being co-created by celebrity colorist Kim Vo, you know your strands are in good hands!

Launched earlier this year, with celebrity stylist and Global BLONDME Ambassador Kim Vo, this innovative range provides options for all blonde varieties to keep shades crystal bright and vibrant. “Whether you want to whisper, talk or shout with your hair colour, BLONDME has you covered from trendy ultra blonde with pastel highlights to lightened
brown bases with ombré!”, says Vo.BlondMe_1

Following your favourite BLONDME service at a Schwarzkopf Professional partner salon, keep your strands perfectly sunkissed all summer long with the below options:

Keratin Restore Blonde Shampoo, 250mL $16.95
Keratin Restore Blonde Conditioner, 200mL $17.95
Keratin Restore Blonde Mask, 200mL $25.95

A range developed for blondes of all shades, to maintain and condition in between salon visits. Keratin strengthens hair
against breakage after lightening procedures, and leaves it smooth, soft and shiny. The Keratin Restore Blonde Mask adds a boost of added moisture and repair.

Color Enhancing Blonde Shampoo (Cool-Ice), 250mL $16.95
Color Enhancing Blonde Shampoo (Rich-Caramel), 250mL $16.95

BlondMe_2Shade perfection shampoos designed to enhance and refresh blonde tones. Two formulas allow for tailored cleansing, and leave behind clear unaltered blonde shades free of dullness and brassiness.

Shine Enhancing Spray Conditioner, 150mL $16.95

A great option for boosting luminousity on all blondes! This easy use, spray leave-in conditioner, contains golden shimmer pigments for a subtle gorgeous glow. Just shake to activate and finish all styles!

Color Correcting Spray Conditioner (Cool Ice), 150mL $16.95

A spray leave-in conditioner for cool blondes, that instantly neutralizes unwanted yellow tinges for a perfectly clear, icy
shade.

For further information on the new BLONDME Care Range please visit www.schwarzkopf-professional.ca & www.salonfinder.ca for a Schwarzkopf Professional partner salon near you!

 

I had the opportunity to test drive BLONDME’s Keratin Restore Blonde Shampoo, Keratin Restore Blonde Conditioner, and the Shine Enhancing Spray Conditioner, all at a perfect time as my hair had been high-lighted quite a few levels lighter than my natural shade. A creamy shampoo with a soft, salon-treatment scent, it provided a great cleanse and protected my hair, while the conditioner was deeply nourishing. Considering it was not a mask or a deep conditioner, the Keratin Restore softened my hair and made it feel amazing and shiny! The Shine Enhancing Spray, when settled, appears clear, but give it a good shake and its golden pigments come to life, leaving your hair with an instant gorgeous shiny finish with a delicious scent!

 

And now you get a chance to try BLONDME for yourself! Win a prize pack of all seven products by heading over to Twitter and tweeting to @SKProfessional and @the_Obsessed what you are most looking forward to this #BLONDMEsummer!

The contest entry link can be found on my Facebook page, or
enter the Rafflecopter giveaway here!

 

Though open to Canadians only, if you have a Canadian address you can ship the prize to, you can enter 🙂

 

(Contest open to Canadian addresses only. Contest runs until June 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET. All entries will be verified.)

Prize package is valued at $130 (Cdn)!

 

~Good luck!

 

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

To help combat the aging process of hair, KEVIN.MURPHY recently introduced a new line of YOUNG.AGAIN products, composed of a WASH, RINSE & MASQUE. The line of anti-aging hair care is designed to help renew lustre and shine to dry, damaged or brittle hair.

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I had an opportunity to test drive all three Young.Again products on my colour-treated hair – hair that has been colour-treated for as long as I can remember, most recently back to blonde highlights from brunette, using *gasp* bleach. (My hair stylist becomes very resentful when he has to reach for the bleach lol. He prefers high-lift colours and truth be told, I don’t blame him. My hair remains much healthier without bleach!) Needless to say, my poor hair is fragile after decolourizing, especially in the blonder parts.

Let’s first talk about my favourite of the three, the Young.Again.Masque. This is a deep conditioning treatment that will leave your hair feeling incredibly soft and luscious – even after the first use. The Masque is light, leaving no residue upon rinsing unlike some other deep conditioners. Immortelle and Baobab-infused like the other products, and high in antioxidants, the Masque has the same restorative and softening qualities as the Wash and the Rinse.

The Young.Again.Wash is a gentle cleanser, gentle enough for me to use every day – I put it to the test even though I try and refrain from washing my hair daily, preferring instead to skip a day. Even with daily washing, my hair didn’t feel dry or stripped using the Wash.

The Young.Again.Rinse is the line’s main conditioner, meant to be used following the Wash, while the Masque is more of a treatment, used a minimum of once a week. However, though creamy and incredibly softening, the Rinse was a little light for me – truly a Rinse, whereas I prefer slightly richer conditioners. As a result, I found myself using the Young.Again.Masque more regularly and let me tell you, my hair loved me for it!

And the heavenly scent of the line! Possessing a light, slightly sweet scent that reminds me of linen and a fresh summer’s day, I found myself wishing the scent would linger and linger… Can Kevin Murphy launch a body line?? 🙂

And just for fun, here is a photo of me getting highlights and the end result! Lightened about 4 to 5 levels! (Could I have any more foils in my hair?)

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I also tried Kevin.Murphy’s new SUPER.GOO, a firm hold rubbery gel that gives hair a separated look with a flexible but strong hold. It provides a slight rubber finish, but is no-flake and a water-soluble setting and molding gel containing extracts of Green Tea, Bamboo and Nettle. I used it to separate my ends for that slightly messy bedhead, and found that a little goes a very long way. It’s a great way to revive hair if you can’t shampoo but want to change your style a little – especially on waved or curled ends.

My other, ahem, tester, the hubby, has since “borrowed” the product and neglected to return it. His review: he loves the firm hold it provides his curly, short hair, and loves the rubbery texture. And it washes out easily!

 

For more information, check out the Kevin.Murphy website, or to find a salon in your area, click here!

 

~xo

 

 

 

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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