Umberto Giannini–Backcomb in a Bottle and Morning After Dry Shampoo Review

Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle and Morning After Dry Shampoo

Following on from yesterdays post on how to use the Backcomb in a Bottle from Umberto Giannini is todays quick review on it and the Morning After Dry Shampoo.

  • Both the Backcomb in a Bottle (217ml) and the Morning After Dry Shampoo 202ml) retail for $13.99 each and are available in Woolworths stores nationally.
  • The scent of both of the products isn’t overpowering.
  • Gorgeous Packaging throughout 5 product range.

Backcomb in A Bottle

“Directions: Spray from approximately 10cm to where you want backcomb effect and jujj hair into shape as you go.”

  • Not only better for the hair than traditional backcombing but its much quicker as well.
  • Works very well on my long angled bob I have at the moment. It certainly gives my hair a bit of oomph!
  • As my how to showed you yesterday its great to use on straight styles for a grungy style but also works well to create texture for updo’s and works great with curls too.
  • Easy to brush out with a bristle brush.
  • My hair hasn’t been weighed down or left sticky from the product. (With that being said don’t saturate your hair with the product)

Morning After Dry Shampoo

“Directions: Spray approximately 10cm away to roots and work through hair with your hands.”

  • Great product for refreshing 2nd or 3rd day old hair.
  • Quick to use.
  • Its actually a clear spray as opposed to the traditional coloured so no chalky roots!
  • Also can help create volume.
  • Dry shampoo’s are great when travelling.

I have been very happy with both of these products. For me they have done what they claim and the gorgeous packaging sets them apart from a lot of other brands that can be found in your local supermarket. I‘m keen on trying out the other products in the range – Grunge Glamour Tousled Salt Spray, Rock’n’Roll Extreme Hairspray and the Sex Bomb Massive Mouse and they will no doubt be added to my trolley next time I’m at woolie’s.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

*Both products were kindly sent for post consideration but my opinions are still 100% my own.

Instant Volume with Umberto Giannini’s Backcomb in a Bottle – A Tutorial

Full review of the Umberto Giannini Backcomb in a Bottle as well as the Dry Shampoo from the range is here but I thought I’d share a quick how-to that I created with just the Backcomb in a bottle first!

Backcomb in a bottle pictorial tutorial umberto giannini

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

*Product sent for trial/review consideration. Opinions as always are my own.

Quick DIY – Chained Bun with Scunci Pin Twirls

Back with another quick (5mins max including the quick DIY!) and easy pictorial with these nifty Scunci Pin Twirls & how to jazz them up a bit with some chains.

Chained bun a quick diy with scunci pin twirls

 

Here’s my last pictorial with the Scunci Pin Twirls.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: The Scunci products were sent to me to participate in the contest.

Fun Double Buns with Scunci Pin Twirls

I recently jumped at the chance to participate in the 2012 Scunci Blogger Contest, besides it sounding like a bit of fun I was intrigued by the Pin Twirls we were asked to use in our hairstyles. When I first opened the box, I’ll be honest, I kind of thought ‘they look like some sort of mini torture device, how are these going to work?’.

They are odd hair pins, but after using them I’ve found them to be great at keeping my hair done! Ill you do is twist them into the middle of your hairstyle, kind of like a screw actually. I easily came up with a few quick and simple styles, (I decided to separate the posts because these pictures could end up a mile long!)

I’m so glad I got the chance to try these because they aren’t something I would have immediately rushed out to buy myself but now that I’ve used them I really like them!

Fun Double Buns with scunci pin twirls

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: The Scunci products were sent to me to participate in the contest.

Twisted/Fake Dread Up Do a Tutorial

twisted up doBack with another hair style tutorial this time for a Twisted Fake Dread Up Do using some Wella products one being the new Bold Move styling paste, which is something you would generally use on shorter hair but I wanted to do something a bit ‘different. The look is a  twisted up do that was originally inspired by a Chanel runway look I instantly fell in love with as soon as I saw it. This isn’t an exact re-creation there are a few differences but as you all know I am kind of in love with any style that’s a bit on the messier side. I will warn you though this isn’t a look that’s going to just brush out you will definitely have to wash your hair afterwards but I think its worth it!

 

 

 

 

To create this look I used NAK Dry Shampoo, Wella Bold Move (pictured left) and Wella Finishing spray. Now onto the tutorial!

wella bold move paste

 

twisted fake dread style updo

twisted fake dread style updo back

I still might not be around much, currently moving house and the internet wont be connected for about 2 weeks. Might still be able to post but not 100% sure.

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Wella Bold Move and Finishing Spray were both provided for review/trial purposes.

Messy French Twist–photo’s, products and tutorial

messy french twist frontToday I have a pretty cool up-do if I do say so myself, I can’t take credit for the look though as its a re-creation of a hairstyle that Busy Phillips wore to the Golden Globes a little while back styled by Chris McMillan for Wella Professionals.

 

“What I love about Wella stylers is that they are light and there’s no product buildup so the hair still has a natural look and won’t get weighed down throughout the night,” Chris explains.

 

Wella were kind enough to send me some products to complete the look along with some instructions (below).

products wella stay styled extra volume mousse

1. Prep wet hair with Wella Professionals Natural Volume Styling Mousse and loosely dry for a textured finish.

2. Spray Wella Professionals Stay Essential Finishing Spray while hair is nearly dry so it’s slightly piecy and pull into an imperfect, textured French twist.

3. Add a headband at the top of the head to complete the look for an added touch of elegance.

 

In the video I show you how to create the look. Once you get the hang of it it seriously only takes a couple of minutes, but looks like it takes a lot more effort to do than it actually does.

Oh and you’ll see by watching by how much volume I get after blow drying with the mouse, its awesome!

 

messy french twist back

messy french twist front

I know I say this quite a bit but its one of those styles that you can be as messy as you want and it still looks great! I love these 60s inspired styles and am excited that they are sticking around.

(oh and what I’m wearing will be an up-coming DIY)

 

Madame B Fatale

xoxo

Disclosure: Wella sent me the two products but I am not being compensated for this video or post.

Winners announced!! Want to win a Luxury Hair Care package?

Totally a crazy question, of course you do! Well thanks to Silky Colouration I have 3, yes 3, luxury hair care packages to give away!

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Silky Colourations giveaway

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  • Silky Nutrix shampoo
  • Hydro herb Mask
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  • Silky Nutrix serum
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Yes its as simple at that. The competition will run from today until March 2nd 2012 and winners will be selected randomly by Rafflecopter. Winners will be contacted within 48hrs of competition ending and have a 3 days to reply, if you don’t answer we will have to pick another winner. The PR Firm will send you an email to get your details so they can send you the prize!

This competition is just for Aussies this time!

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Valentines Day–Last minute tips!

Over here in the future (Australia) its Hallmark Valentines Day mourning morning. If you have anything exciting planned but don’t know what to do beauty wise ,(as you most likely already assumed after reading the first sentence I do not), I’ve compiled a little list to help you look your best!

Want to wear red lips but don’t want to end up looking like a certain Batman character after all that wining/dining/smooching?

Wear a red lip stain, besides not having to continually touch up a red lipstick all you have to do with a stain is keep those lips moist so a mere balm will do.

If you want your makeup look to stay put

Applying cream blush under powder blush, eye shadow primer under shadows, lightly powder your foundation and ending with a makeup finishing spray, can help your look to last all night.

Want fluttery lashes?

Opt for some natural lashes (such an oxymoron), like Ardell Wispies. If you don’t have time then I’d suggest a good waterproof mascara.

Having a hair dilemma? Have a busy day and minimal time to get ready before the date?

I’d suggest one of my favourite hairstyles the simple half up half down. Looks great on straight/curly/ slightly messy hair and all you need is a little spray and pins. Bump up the top section for a little height (tease, if needed) spray, pin and then spray. Not too much spray, crunchy hair does not make for sexy hair.

94434923406130285_qAe4eqZD_cIf you are heat styling remember to give your hair some love too by using a heat protectant!

With all that said, make sure you are comfortable in the look you choose. Nothing worse than going out and feeling self conscious. I don’t do my makeup and hair to make anyone happy but myself and you shouldn’t completely change your look for someone else either!

Hope you all have a lovely day no matter what you are doing!

Oh and you still have a couple of hours to enter the fabulous Beauty Blogger Coalition Valentines Giveaway!

Madame B Fatale

♥♥♥

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