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Moroccanoil Travel Kit – your getaway essentials … personalized!

Moroccanoil travel kit

 

For Summer 2014, Moroccanoil® has created mini sizes of some of their most loved products, which are absolutely perfect for one’s short-haul travelling needs. As I prepare for a quick media trip to Toronto, my selection of items will be exactly what I need to see me through, and being very particular with my haircare, I prefer having products with me that I know and trust, as opposed to relying on hotel offerings.

What is ideal about this offer, is that YOU get to choose your products (4 in total) for a personally tailored set – none of these generic groupings that may or may not work for your hair type. Another great option, is that as these are mini sizes, it’s also a good way to get introduced to products from the line that you may not have had the chance to try before – without any long-term commitment (or expenditure) if it doesn’t work out. The adorable little bag? Why, that’s included with your selections … not bad, huh?

 

Moroccanoil Travel Kit closed pouch

Moroccanoil® Travel Kit – crocodile embossed travel bag

 

Moroccanoil Travel Kit open pouch

Moroccanoil® Travel Kit – crocodile embossed travel bag

 

Moroccanoil Travel Kit & luggage tag

Moroccanoil® Travel Kit – crocodile embossed travel bag, mini essentials & gift luggage tag

 

Moroccanoil Travel Kit & luggage tag 2

Moroccanoil® Travel Kit – crocodile embossed travel bag, mini essentials & gift luggage tag

 

Moroccanoil Travel Kit & luggage tag 3

Moroccanoil® Travel Kit

 

Moroccanoil Travel Kit & luggage tag 4

Moroccanoil® Travel Kitmy selections include mini sizes of the Moisture Repair Shampoo & Conditioner, the Hydrating Styling Cream, and the cult-fave Treatment Oil (all previously reviewed here).

 

Moroccanoil Travel Kit selections

 

 

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*Disclosure: Product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

Moroccanoil Ultra-Luxurious Boar Bristle Brush Collection

Moroccanoil hair brushes

 

From the brand that gave new meaning to healthy, shiny manes, Moroccanoil® now introduces the next (and totally logical) phase of haircare with their new Ultra-Luxurious Boar Bristle Brush Collection. Performance-tested backstage at various fashion shows, and used on a number of A-list celebrities to get them red-carpet ready, these tools will provide you with “gorgeous looking hair by every brush stroke“. Ummm, yeah … I’m definitely on board for that.

More than 2 years in their creation and available in 3 styles (all prices in Canadian), these handmade brushes offer natural boar bristles which gently stimulate the scalp, while promoting shine and assist in distributing hair’s natural oils evenly along the shaft. The heat resistant lightweight, yet durable ash wood handles (embossed with the brand’s name) present a solid and easy-use grip, while the vented ceramic barrel of the round brushes promotes even heat distribution and the right amount of air-flow to help speed up drying time. Using a brush with natural bristles also aids in eliminating build-up that can dull the look of your hair, and stands up to the higher heat of styling tools much better than synthetic bristles, which can warp and sometimes even emit toxic fumes. For use on all types of hair, even ultra fine.

  • Round Brush $72.00/25 mm, $84.00/35 mm, $84.00/45 mm
  • Classic Brush $72.00
  • Teasing Brush $36.00


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Moroccanoil® Ultra-Luxurious Boar Bristle Brushes


Moroccanoil hair brushes boxes

Moroccanoil® Ultra-Luxurious Boar Bristle Brushes


Moroccanoil Round Brush 2

Round Boar Bristle Brush 45 mm (CAN $84.00) – The first thing that caught my eye, was the Moroccanoil® signature aqua shade on the barrel of the brush. It made me happy, for some reason. The solid heft of the brush signifies quality to me, and running my thumb along the bristles showed that they are neither too soft & flimsy, nor scratchy hard – again, another sign that thought went into the making of this tool. Since I only have the largest of the round brushes to work with, I can’t speak for the other sizes, but if this is any example, then I don’t doubt the effectiveness of the others at all.

If you’re looking for that perfect brush to style your hair, while providing body and bounce, then this is the one. Easy to manipulate (even for a hair-styling nerd like myself), I absolutely love how this brush seems to not only grab the hair, but hold it securely as well. With my long hair, this is the perfect barrel size for creating flowing waves, although I was also successful in turning out [large] loose curls as well – without tangling the brush in my hair, I might add. The 45 mm size is mostly suited for mid to longer hair, while I’m the 25 mm would be better suited  for shorter lengths, or to create tighter curls on longer hair.


Moroccanoil Round Brush

Moroccanoil® Round Boar Bristle Brush 45 mm


Moroccanoil Round Brush bristles

Moroccanoil® Round Boar Bristle Brush 45 mm


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Moroccanoil® Round Boar Bristle Brush 45 mm


Moroccanoil Round Brush handle

Moroccanoil® Round Boar Bristle Brush 45 mm


Moroccanoil Round Brush number

Moroccanoil® Round Boar Bristle Brush 45 mm


Moroccanoil Classic Brush 2

Classic Boar Bristle Brush (CAN $72.00) – Something about this paddle shape, calls to mind the image of a Victorian lady sitting in front of a vanity, while her maid tends to her hair … wish I had someone do that for me (a mega weakness of mine, someone brushing my hair, that is). I’ve traditionally eschewed this type of brush in favour of those nylon “skeleton” type brushes to dry my hair, mainly because I do have quite a bit of hair and never believed a paddle brush could get through the strands and dry it thoroughly – or quickly. Boy, was I ever WRONG.

To achieve the best results, I found that in first letting my hair air-dry for about 20 minutes (the least amount of time spent under a heat source, the better for your tresses) was key. Using this Classic Brush to dry my hair, gives me several things: to begin with, dry time is not extended as I thought it would be (in fact, it may even have been shortened), fly-aways are significantly reduced, and my hair is visibly shinier – not an easy feat to accomplish, especially when dealing with a blonde colour this shade (pale champagne), which seems to absorb light rather than reflect it as darker hues can. An unexpected bonus, however, is in the sensorial experience: running this brush through my hair turns the usually utilitarian (and often tedious) process into one of old-world decadent luxury … truly pampering, I tell you (still wish I had someone else doing the job, though).


Moroccanoil Classic Brush

Moroccanoil® Classic Boar Bristle Brush


Moroccanoil Classic Brush back

Moroccanoil® Classic Boar Bristle Brush


Moroccanoil Classic Brush bristles

Moroccanoil® Classic Boar Bristle Brush


Moroccanoil Teasing Brush

Teasing Boar Bristle Brush (CAN $36.00) – Since I don’t usually tease my hair, I didn’t think that this particular brush would benefit me in any way, but once again, I was proven wrong. With its narrow shape and triple row of staggered bristles, not only is this brush effective in teasing the hair quickly and evenly, but it manages to do that without making it look like a bird is trying to build a nest in there. After using it to tease the ‘underhair’, it became a simple matter to then smooth the topmost layer for volume that came off as sexy & just a touch tousled, not 50’s style shellacked (unless that’s the look you’re going for). Another way I found to use this brush, is in helping to create a sleek pulled-back pony; the pointed end is so useful if you’re opting for a look with a deep side part, while the bristles effectively grab any loose hairs to provide proper control. Easy-peasy, and no large & clumsy brush to hamper your efforts.


Moroccanoil Teasing Brush 2

Moroccanoil® Teasing Boar Bristle Brush


Moroccanoil Teasing Brush handle

Moroccanoil® Teasing Boar Bristle Brush


Moroccanoil Teasing Brush bristles

Moroccanoil® Teasing Boar Bristle Brush


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Moroccanoil® Teasing Boar Bristle Brush


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Moroccanoil® Teasing Boar Bristle Brush

 

Using top-quality hair products (shampoo, conditioner, etc) is just one part of the equation to achieving envy-inducing locks; using top-quality tools, such as these Moroccanoil® Ultra-Luxurious Boar Bristle Brushes, goes a long way to realizing those results. For years now, I’ve been hearing about Mason-Pearson brushes and what a difference they make on one’s hair, but the US $150.00 price tag was off-putting, to say the least. While these Moroccanoil® Brushes still fall on the pricier side of the scale, I find that given their stellar performance and that they will most likely outlive any of my former (synthetic) brushes, not to mention the fact that they are hand made and so well-balanced, I believe the investment definitely worth the cost. Al I can say, is that my hair has never looked shinier, and that’s good enough for me.

Moroccanoil® products are available through fine salons and spas. Find more information via:


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*Disclosure: Product samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

Moroccanoil – Candle With Glass Vase

Moroccanoil Candle opener

 

There’s something just so soothing about lighting a fragrant candle during the cold of Winter, and when said candle comes from cult-fave brand Moroccanoil®, you know without a doubt that the result will be something special … and oh-so-luxurious.


Moroccanoil Candle box

Moroccanoil® Candle – made even more special with its satin bow & personalized note


Moroccanoil Candle box info

Moroccanoil® Candle with Glass Vase – useful information printed right on the box


Moroccanoil Candle open box

Moroccanoil® Candle with Glass Vase


Moroccanoil Candle

Candle with Glass Vase (CAN $52.00/ 7 0z) – Made with premium European wax and imbued with the signature Moroccanoil® fragrance, this luxury candle is housed in a double wall glass container – which will also make a perfect vessel to store small items in once the candle is done with. The 100% cotton wick is placed with precision in the exact center of the wax and is stated to ensure 50 hours of clean and even burning. It’s also recommended that the wick be trimmed to 1/4″ prior to lighting, as well as giving it a regular trim for optimal burning. Make sure you always place on a temperature-safe surface and NEVER leave a lit candle unattended (but you already knew that, right?).

My thoughts: I have always loved the tranquility a lit candle brings, but I’ve come across too many that are filled with cloying and/or totally nauseating artificial scents.

I.Love.This.Candle.

To begin with, I have already stated several times on the blog how I am but thoroughly addicted to the heavenly Moroccanoil® aroma; with this candle, I can now SURROUND myself as well as FILL my living space with this unique scent – a proprietary combination, that reminds me of vanilla, the ocean, the sun – and everything as far removed from Winter, as one can get. Another unexpected bonus came about quite by accident; after I blew the candle out and let it cool down slightly, I trimmed the wick to remove any burned bits and my fingers came into contact with the still-soft wax. The texture of the wax was incredibly silky, but even better, the fragrance (THAT FRAGRANCE!) remained on my skin, and when I rubbed my fingers along my pulse points, I was then able to wear that scent as well – sort of like applying a solid perfume (I sure hope the good folks at Moroccanoil® take note of this last part).


Moroccanoil Candle 2

Moroccanoil® Candle with Glass Vase


Moroccanoil Candle 3

Moroccanoil® Candle with Glass Vase


Moroccanoil Candle 4

Moroccanoil® Candle with Glass Vase


Moroccanoil Candle lit

Moroccanoil® Candle with Glass Vase

 

If you’re still on the hunt for that last minute perfect Christmas gift, especially one that doesn’t say “I gave up and bought you whatever I could find”, then THIS is it. I also strongly suggest you buy 2, because you’ll definitely want one of these lovelies for yourself. Everything about this candle is well thought out, from the packaging (it comes in its own box), the qualities of the wax & wick, the way it’s scented all the way through, to the luxurious heavy glass jar – sophisticated yet simple, and will suit every decor.

Moroccanoil® Body products are available at luxury spas and fine salons nationwide. Find more information via website/twitter/facebook


Moroccanoil Candle closer

*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration