27/12/2013

BALMAIN HAIR - The Review



First of all, OMG. If there was an award for the most perfect looking haircare products, Balmain would hands down. I was lucky enough to be sent some of their products, the Stylist Gift set to be precise and I was completely overwhelmed with what I received! I first heard about these products when I went into Topshop's new 'Beauty Mart' and saw them being sold there, howver they can also be purchased online here

So with great happiness I can tell you that Balmain, the brand famously and regularly donned by Kim Kardashian have branched out into the beauty world, and boy am I glad they did! The luxuriousness of their clothes are definitely mirrored in the quality of their products.

Silk Perfume & Vaporiser - £20.95
This has to be one of my favourites of the bunch. I am already a massive fan of leave-in treatments as it is and this has just swept in and taken first place above all.  It is infused with silk proteins and Argan oil, which is very common to come by nowadays as everything has Argan oil in it. However I use this with the Vaporiser which can be purchased separately and it applies like an absolute dream. It is so lightweight that it doesn't even seem like you're putting anything on your hair, which is great for someone like me who has ridiculously long hair, who doesn't need anything heavy to drag my hair down. It also promises to to detangle, tick, and finally, add shine and health to the hair, tick, tick. If you're in search of a luxurious leave-in conditioner that smells TO. DIE. FOR, then this is most definitely the one for you. 

Texturising Salt Spray - £16.95
This is another one of my favourites and one I know I'm going to need to repurchase this once I'm done with it as it has completely changed my hair styling routine. Salt sprays are something I have tried many of as I love a tousled look to my hair and this does exactly that. I won't lie to you, I didn't have high expectations for this as salt sprays occasionally don't work in my hair because of its length, but this one... oh my. I spray about 3-4 sprays in the lengths of my hair and it leaves it looking effortlessly wavy and as if I've just stepped out of the sea. What I love about it most? It actually holds the wave for the majority of the day, unlike most salt sprays I've tried. It doesn't leave your hair sticky or crispy either and in my opinion it's perfect. 

Argan Moisturising Elixir - £22.95
This got me very excited as I'm a sucker for any sort of hair serum. I suppose its a much more concentrated version of the Silk Perfume as it does the same sort of thing. It gives the hair an instant boost for a smooth and healthy look. The elixir adds a brilliant shine; smoothes damaged hair and split ends and the lightweight formula leaves no residue. I usually focus this product in the ends of my hair where it tends to get a bit dry and they are gradually feeling noticeably softer. 

Session Spray Strong - £18.95
Now I gave this one to my mum to try for me, as she uses hairspray and styling products daily as she blow dries her hair and I don't use hairspray unless it's a special occasion where I curl my hair. These products are used backstage on the models so the hairspray is a must for them to hold the hairstyles on the catwalks. It also features humidity protection which is great if you're going somewhere hot, or out clubbing for example and you'd like your hair style to stay put! It also adds shine and body to the hair, and my mum vouched on my behalf that it did all of that. She's really enjoyed using it and has become of her favourites!

A bonus item was thrown in which was a little compact mirror that was incased in a velvet pouch which I thought was a lovely touch.

I'd like to say a massive thank you to Balmain for their generosity, and for allowing me to feature their beautiful products on my blog!

If you're interested in checking their products out then you can find them on their website here.
And the gift set I received can be found here.

I would love to venture further into their collection and try their shampoo and conditioner! 

Thoughts? Would you love to get your hands on these? Let me know in the comments!