It seems long overdue for Lululemon to introduce selfcare to their athleisure empire so when they launched 4 products last week I promptly headed to one of their locations to check it out. The collection includes a lip balm, dry shampoo, an aerosol spray deodorant and a moisturizer.
Lululemon is one of those brands people love to hate on and I will be the first to admit that I am not always drinking the Lululemonade due to controversial ownership and marketing tactics, however I didn't want to just jump on the bandwagon and assume that the products weren't worth the cost without actually trying them.
When I posted a poll on Instagram asking if people would be interested in a review I received dozens of messages that echoed sentiments of hating on Lululemon. "Destroy them" and "UGH, fuck Lululemon" are examples of messages I got. As polarizing as it may be, I had to try to try it for myself to decide. Let me preface this by saying that this line is not what I would call budget friendly at all. This review is solely to review the products and talk about the effectiveness.
Plus they're selling their products in Sephora and this is available at some fitness studios - say what you will about Lululemon, being sold at Sephora is a BFD.
If you follow me on Instagram (shameless plug HERE) or know me in real life (lucky you), you’ll know that I life for a lush lash. There was an extended amount of time (think years, not months) where I was never seen without my ridiculously over the top lashes because all I really want in life is to look like a Bratz doll.
Asian lashes are known for appearing short because of the way the hair grows. Due to eye shape Asian lashes tend to point straight forward instead of curling up therefore the lash appears less full. So yeah, I became about that false lash life. Then I became one of those annoying people who learned to love a spin class and I had to give up that daily false lash life (insert all the broken heart emojis.) There was no way in hell that any lash glue could survive the sweat storm that is a spin class so false lashes became more of a special occasion type of thing.
So when Luna Nectar reached out to me asking if I would be interested in trying their Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum I was elated to work with a brand and a product that checked off all my boxes. Luna Nectar is a Canadian, 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free, female-run business aimed at providing effective products suitable for a variety of uses. There is a lot of reasons to love Luna Nectar but while I am in the midst of what feels like a lifelong closet purge the fact that their products are versatile is a big selling point for me. As someone who tries out dozens of products every week I am so appreciative of products that can do it all. Why have a dozen products that aid in a dozen different things when you could have one product that does a dozen things?
(Also - another shameless plug because of who I am as a person: tune in to the Luna Nectar’s Instagram story this Sunday as I will be doing an Instagram takeover over on their page showcasing a day in the life of a girl on the go.)
This reoccurring category features hair products I liked enough to use up, but did I like it enough to repurchase? It takes me ages to finish any hair product. One of these items was something I brought with me when I moved here 6 years ago and I only just finished it this year.
Items featured in this post are Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, Live Clean Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioner Spray, Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray, AG Hair The Oil and S Factor Flat Iron Spray.
This weather, right? This cold spell has seriously put my hair in distress because the air has been so cold and dry to the point where I had to switch out both my haircare routine to something that packed a bit more moisture. My normal haircare routine is usually a simple colour-safe shampoo, no conditioner and a couple of spritz of leave-in conditioner for styling. That's it. When it comes to my haircare routine I keep it simple because my hair is fairly low maintenance (this isn't because I'm effortlessly cool... this is because I'm lazy.)
Enter Vancouver's cold spell and my hair immediately turned to straw seemingly overnight and my standard shampoo just wasn't enough to keep my tresses luscious anymore. The team at Klorane thankfully had my back and my locks in mind when sent me their newest mango butter collection with an emphasis on its' nourishing and protective properties. The collection includes shampoo, conditioner, a masque and a leave-in cream. I normally would steer clear of haircare products aimed towards those with dry hair as I always worry that it will weigh my hair down, but my hair was a goddamn dry mess.