HAULy friday – 30 – JAPAN


Good evening everyone,

if you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I went back to Japan for Christmas (darn, time flies since….it’s almost Chrismtas again).

Of course I went shopping there. Japan has so many great products, not only make-up and nail related things, but also lifestyleand fashion goods, as well as lots of great food and cooking ingredients.

Today I want to show you some pictures of my time in Japan and also the products I bought. Some of them I will review in depth in following blog posts.

I hope you enjoy.

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were bought and paid by myself.

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[sponsored] Douglas – Bumble and Bumble Surf shampoo, conditioner & texturizing spray

Hello lovelies,

today I would like to introduce to you a brand and review 3 of their products that are already very popular in the USA but new on the German market.


Bumble and bumble Products, LLC is one of 27 brands owned by Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
It was founded as a New York City hair salon in 1977 by hairdresser and entrepreneur Michael Gordon. The company operates two flagship salons in Manhattan: a midtown location on East 56th Street and on the top two floors of The House of Bumble in the Meatpacking District.

I found the history of the company very interesting and the way they presented it very cute, which is why I wanted to include it into my blog post.


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I was lucky enough to be picked as a product tester by Douglas to review the following full-sized products:

  • Bumble and Bumble – surf foam wash shampoo
  • Bumble and Bumble – surf creme rinse conditioner
  • Bumble and Bumble – surf infusion texturizing spray

They came in a pretty ocean blue Douglas bag.




To be honest, I could not wait to wash my hair and try these baes!

First let me give you some details.

Bumble and Bumble – surf foam wash shampoo

8.5 oz. / 250ml for 27$ (~25,- €)

What: clean-rinsing formula for buoyant body and soft, sea-breezy texture
Who: all hair types and textures, especially those looking for body, texture and enhanced natural waves
When: daily, followed by surf creme rinse conditioner
How: work a dab into wet hair, lather well and rinse thoroughly. Follow with surf creme rinse conditioner

key ingredients:

mineral blend: magnesium sulfate and sodium chloride help give hair soft, beachy texture
sea botanical blend: crithmum maritimum (sea fennel) extract and macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) extract hydrate and soften


Bumble and Bumble – surf creme rinse conditioner

8.5 oz. / 250ml for 25$ (~24,- €)

What: lightweight conditioning rinse imparts airy softness and texture
Who: all hair types and textures, especially those looking for body, texture and enhanced natural waves
When: daily, followed by surf creme rinse conditioner
How: after using surf foam wash shampoo, smooth through and leave in for a minute or two. Rinse thoroughly. For nice waves, style with surf spray and air dry (in the sun) or diffuse.

key ingredients:

conditioning blend: cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, cetrimonium chloride, distearyldimonium chloride, behentrimonium chloride and polyquaternium-11 condition and detangle the hair
mineral blend: magnesium sulfate and sodium chloride help give hair soft, beachy texture sea
botanical blend: crithmum maritimum (sea fennel) extract and macrocystis pyrifera (kelp) extract hydrate and soften


Bumble and Bumble – surf infusion texturizing spray

3.4 oz. / 100ml for 29$ (~27,- €)

What: a salt-in-oil innovation, this mellow mix of tropical oils and texturizing sea salts creates soft, sea-tossed waves with sheen
Who: anyone looking for soft, touchable waves. Swell for dry or coarse types.
When: anytime
How: Shake well to thoroughly blend the salt and oil bi-phase formula. Spray evenly on damp or dry hair, focusing on the mid-lengths to ends. Style and let dry. For more volume, diffuse. Pairs well with the original surf spray at the roots.

key ingredients:

tropical oil blend: coconut, mango seed, passion fruit and palm oils soften and condition
sea salt and mineral blend: adds body and texture
beach protective blend: coconut fruit and algae extracts moisturize and nourish; UV inhibitors guard against the drying effects of the sun.


Of course I used the shampoo first, then conditioner, then the spray and let my hair air dry.
What noticed immediately was the very pleasant scent of all three products.


The shampoo and conditioner satisfied me right away. I will continue using them for sure.

For the infusion spray …..


Bumble and Bumble enlisted someone who knows a thing or two about making waves, Hawaii-based surfer and blogger Tara Michie (aka Ladyslider), to contribute to their social media campaign launching the newest member of the surf family. On April 20, she took over the brand’s Instagram and asked followers to create videos and take photos using the hashtag #BbSurfStories. The best ones were or still are featured on Bumble’s Facebook page, Instagram feed, and website.


The original surf spray is “making waves since 2001”. The shampoo and conditioner followed later on, as well as the new surf infusion spray.
I have heard a lot of good things about these products, especially the new improved surf infusion spray which is supposed to be a better, reinvented version of the surf spray (which is still available btw).


But what is the difference? 

Let me tell you, compared to the original surf spray the surf infusion is almost a completely different product. Instead of salt and water, surf infusion’s formula is salt suspended in oil. Shake the bottle, spritz it on, and you’ve got beach waves without the crunch.

“surf infusion is less drying on coarse or color-treated hair types, and creates a smoother, softer wave,” says Laurent Philippon, global artistic director for Bumble and Bumble. “Many surfers already apply different oils to their hair before they hit the waves in an effort to protect their locks from sun and salt-water damage, and we felt it was time to bottle that.”


I am not 100% convinced by the infusion spray yet, I might have used to much, which seemed to be a mistake. Afterwards I have read that less is more, of course. So the next time I will use it I will use less product. I mistook the spray to enhance curls in a way the original spray might do  you know, the crunchy kind of curls. Like I said, that’s not what this spray is for.

Overall I am very happy with the majority of the products and I am sure I will get around to loving the infusion spray as well if I get a hold of how to use it properly ;)

Thanks again to Douglas for sending these products through, I really appreciate it and I loved testing the products for you.

Does anyone of you have experience with the infusion spray? Maybe you have some tips for me too?
I would really appreciate your help.

Now have a great night

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HAULy friday – 21 – random things

Hello everyone,

days like today really push me to the limit.
We planned to buy wallpaper, white paint and our whole new kitchen, including cutting the workspace wood and the “hole“ for the sink….
We also wanted to start renovating our new apartment.
I tell you things went wrooong.
The paper turned out pretty shitty, meaning it is too thin, because of that it is impossible to cut it with a cutter knife without ripping it. We ended up deciding we will only paint the walls and bring back the wallpaper and glue stuff to the shop.
Also we bought three huge work space woods /counters. All needed yo be shortened which worked, but one needed the hole for the sink even though we brought the sink to the guy at the shop, he cut it too big!!!! He did not apologize, he even blamed me because I put too much pressure on him saying I needed the counter cut today not tomorrow or monday. Bitch what?!
Anyway, I am super tired now and not really able to make a huge HAULy friday pist, so I just want to show you some products I bought a while back, but which I love.


shampoo and conditioner from Balea. I do not like this. I don’t know why so many people wrote good reviews about it, but it just doesn’t work for me.


shaving from from Balea. Very nice and good smelling. I just love it.


honey mania body scrub from The body shop.
In general I love the scrubs from them. I recent also bought one from Rituals, which I love even more and one from Balea which I still have to try.


My japanese BB cream. Great in every aspect. Best BB cream I have tried so far.


a little exception, I got this as a present from my best friend and I loooove it so much. Cherry Blossom line from The Body Shop.


That is it for today, if you find any typos, please excuse them since it is in the middle of the night and I writing this on my tablet while almost falling asleep.

Have an awesome weekend.