Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bumble and Bumble

Hey Dolls

Since starting blogging, hair care and styling has become a particular passion of mine. I have an exact image in my mind of how I want my hair to look and am constantly on the lookout for products that are going to give me volumised, sleek (and long) hair. Two such products which I've been using for a while now are by Bumble and Bumble...

A recurrent theme on Magic'sinthemakeup is that I find products I love and work really well for me but quickly discard these as I read blog reviews or watch you tube videos about new products. This happened with both Bumble and Bumble's thickening spray and creme de coco masque - I really need to learn that the grass isn't always greener!

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray

I've tried lots of thickening sprays and lotions in the past - you may remember in my big hair how to post, I recommended the Samy version, which I do still like. It definitely gives lots of volume however, after a while I felt it quite heavy and there was a constant danger of spraying too much and being left with sticky hair. Bumble and Bumble's thickening hairspray works much in the same way, I spray it in sections onto damp hair before blowdrying my hair with a round barrel brush. The spray gives lots of volume that holds through the day without weighing hair down. I'm not too keen on the the scent (once it settle it's a little minty), but once sprayed into the hair you can't really smell it and the effect is definitely better, than the smell is worse!

Creme de Coco Masque

One thing I don't spend a lot of money on is my everyday shampoo and conditioner, my l'oreal elvive does everything I want it to - I prefer to save my money for a good conditioning masque. By far, creme de coco is the best I've tried. Firstly, it smells amazing! If you love anything coconut-y you will adore this. The scent sticks around in your hair until the next wash and I absolutely love getting whiffs of coconut throughout the day. The masque contains coconut oil, Shea butter, almond oil and mango. I use creme de coco once a week on a Sunday (ya'll know that's my beauty day) and I feel it really sets my hair up for the week. After using the masque my hair is so sleek and shiny and also really quite straight (miracle). As I use lots of volumising products that are notoriously drying for your hair, I feel that this masque helps to replace all the moisture lost and sooth my guilt a little bit!

I promise not to forget about you any longer!

Next I really want try Bumble and Bumble's Brilliantine and texture cream...have you tried these or any other Bumble and Bumble products? Let me know what you think!

Love Nicola

P.S I love saying BUMBLE AND BUMBLE!


  1. You had me at coconut! My hair never gets any special treatment so I rather fancy this bumble and bumble goodness! x

  2. Oh my! I need to try these shampoos :) Where dou you buy them? I never saw this brand when I was hanging out at boots this summer! :-O

  3. I love the Thickening Spray! I've used it for years and despite trying to find a cheaper replacement nothing comes close! The only thing is a bottle lasts a while and every time I come to repurchase (about 4 or 5 times now) the price has gone up :( Will definitely give the mask a try too :)

  4. bumble & bumble hair products are my fave! brilliantine makes my hair really soft & shiny but i've not bought it in years. the one product i do use every single time i wash my hair is prep. it basically detangles your hair and prepares it for styling, it also makes my hair grow! works really well if you spray it on before the thickening spray too xx

  5. I talked about you on my blog and started a tag :)

  6. Emily - If you love coconut YOU NEED THIS! It's one of the most coconuty things I've smelled, just like holidays!

    Marilou - The only shop I've seen it in here is space NK sweets but I know they have a website and I think you can get it a wee bit cheaper on amazon :D

    Jadeylou - I know £20.50 is a a bit steep! But I'm the same I think I'll always come back to it!

    Caroline - Gaaah you've sold it to me! I now need brilliantine and prep! It's bloomin expensiva habit!

    Shivy - thank you so much lady!!



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