Review: Botanical Repair Line (Aveda)

Aveda Botanical Repair Haircare Review - Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque, Leave-in Treatment and Nutriplenish

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid and affiliate links are not used in this post.

Hair care is one of those things that I try to be aware of but, in contrast to my knowledge of skincare and cosmetics, I often fall flat. I seldom have my hair in its natural colour and have been dying it purple for many years – so much that purple feels more like my ‘real’ colour than black! Really, I’m lucky that my hair is usually able to stay strong and even ‘recover’ from bleaching.

All of that came to a halt recently. While we were in lockdown, I hadn’t visited a proper hairstylist for over a year and even had a yolo moment where I bleached my own hair at home (not a good idea, 10/10 would not recommend). The result was that my hair became extremely damaged. The ends had been so over-processed that it was difficult to brush, and I ended up with a lot of breakage.

And in came Aveda to save the day! I wanted to hold off on cutting my hair until I would justify a trip to the salon (to professionally bleach and colour it again), so the only solution I had was to repair what I had. After discussing my hair concerns with them, I was recommended to try out their Botanical Repair Line which is described as a “revolutionary plant-powered, bond-building treatment formulated to strengthen, repair and protect hair from the inside out.”

In this review, I’ll be going over everything from the range including the Strengthening Shampoo, Strengthening Conditioner, Strengthening Leave-in Treatment, and also the Intensive Strengthening Masque (in both Light and Rich).

Keen to learn more? Read on!

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Review: nomakenolife (Japanese & Korean Beauty Box)

NMNL No Make No Life Beauty Subscription Box January Review

This product was sent to me for review purposes. I was not paid for this post but please note that affiliate links are used. These go towards supporting Oh My Stellar and future content.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you might have noticed that I don’t review subscriptions boxes very often – it’s really just because I have a lot of products so find it hard to review. However, one box that has had my attention for literally years is the nomakenolife (or NMNL) box – they launched back in 2016 with a focus on super cute Korean and Japanese beauty products.

I was in particular interested in Japanese products- I adore J-Beauty but find it really hard to purchase overseas, and even harder to actually find out what I’m buying as there’s very little English information online. Because of this, I find it very helpful to have them selected and sourced for me to try out. The team from NMNL is actually Tokyo based too, so they’ve got their thumb on the latest trends and best selling products.

They also have special perks for subscribers – you gain points for every consecutive month that you’re signed up and can exchange them for exclusive items, get discounts or even shop on JapanHaul – and there’s some really cute stuff.

If you want to take a peek, head on over to the nomakenolife website. But before you do, let’s jump into this box!

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Review: Perfect Fill Up (La’dor)

Beautynetkorea Kbeauty Review Lador Perfect Fill Up

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! I’m sure that a lot of people are busy celebrating and on holidays – which I am unfortunately not because we don’t really have festivities here in Australia. However, it is a good time to step back from a lot of the work and spend time with your family, so this review is going to be short, sweet and straight to the point.

Today, I’m looking at La’dor’s hair treatment – Perfect Fill Up – that was sent to me for review by BeautyNetKorea. This is a super affordable and simple product that is said to repair damaged hair and, in a few repeated uses, even return your hair to its natural condition. Although my hair has been bleached and lightened a couple of times (colours in the past year from ranged from brown, pink, khaki brown (a personal favourite) and my accidental case of green), it isn’t in its worst condition.

However, it is still a far cry from my original hair – the strands have become thinner, more prone to kinks and easier to snap. I have tried out the following hair treatment and definitely saw results though I haven’t used it enough to judge whether it is strong enough to completely fix my hair.

If you’re interested in trying to product, just go to BeautyNetKorea‘s website. These tubes are really affordable and you only need one (short hair can also use half a bottle) for each application. They can be bought in sets of seven for USD $10.44 or USD$2.75 each.

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