Straight Up

L’Oreal Paris has launched  Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight, a four step product line.  I have straight hair that has magically started to form weird kinky parts and curls that have never ever appeared before.  I wondered if this new line of hair care would unkink the kinks…

reversecommuter was asked to review the line, and that is where the fun started!

Step one – go to SoulCycle and workout like a fiend to get your hair really really really dirty!

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ew…stinks and kinks…

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Step 2 -Lather Up!  This is my cheeseball “and I’m worth it” pic

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Shampooing, an early morning art form!

The shampoo smells great (as does the entire line) and is not too heavy which is a good trait if you are not into the greasies.

Step 3 – No need to lather-rinse-repeat as there are 4 products to use…just move on to Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Boosting pre-conditioner

This step is new to me but seemed to enhance the conditioner when applied.  Not sure if it is necessary for me as my hair isn’t super curly just annoyingly kinky.

Step 4 – Conditioner

reversecommuter is a conditioner junkie – meaning there are usually two or three different bottles on the go at one time in a Goldilocks kind of approach : not too oily, not too heavy, not too light #pickypickypicky

L’Oreal Paris’ Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight Straightening Conditioner smells like a bouquet of lilies, doesn’t feel oily or greasy and is not too heavy on the hair.

Step 5 – Styling Balm

I like the idea of the balm as a protector from the heat, and if it can help to unkink the weird kinks in my hair then this is one step I will be sure not to skip.

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All in all I was impressed with the unkinking result Smooth Intense Ultimate Straight delivered, and even more impressed that it kept the kinks away for over 48 hours.
* please note that I did not receive payment just the product *

How do you say “School Bus Stop Chic” in French?

Paris Fashion Week delivers FASHION with a certain je ne sais quoi!

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Lanvin set the bar on Thursday, (Click the blue for more Lanvin Fall 2014), and the fashion shows following have kept it higher than the Eiffel Tower!

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Lanvin
Fall 2014

But is it possible to translate these Ready to Wear Collections for Fall 2014 into actual everyday outfits?

Celine Fall 2014

Celine Fall 2014

Simple answer – Mais Oui!

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014

Viktor & Rolf
Fall 2014

Victor & Rolf’s Fall 2014 Collection is completely influenced by the grey sweater.  You have one of those in the closet right?

Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014

Viktor & Rolf
Fall 2014

Knitwear was probably best represented in Celine’s show.  Skinny knit pants, long sweaters = everyday perfection!  Take that yoga pant industry!!!

Celine Fall 2014

Celine
Fall 2014

Note to my husband and Phoebe Phillo – this is going to continue to be a very expensive love affair!  Have you met my new bag obsession?!?!?!?!?

Celine Fall 2014

Celine
Fall 2014

Leopard print is PLUS GRANDE for Fall 2014 so start picking up pieces now that you can incorporate into your wardrobes.  Even simple additions like a cuff, scarf or a shirt absolutely count!

Chloe Fall 2014

Chloe
Fall 2014

All gorgeous photos courtesy of Style.com.

A Bientôt, xo reversecommuter.