HAULy friday – 32 – Rituals

Hello everyone,

today I have another HAULy friday blog post for you.

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I am honestly a little embarrassed about this one, since I got the products as a gift from my friend Katja LAST YEAR for my birthday/christmas …. ouch, I am late.

Disclaimer: advertisement – the following products were given to me by a friend

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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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all rights reserved by www.bumbleandbumble.com

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.”

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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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graphics taken from here

HAULy friday – seventeen – Rituals

Hey everyone,

today  I have a different HAULy friday for you.

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After I already bought one of their shower foams a while ago and since I loved it so much I decided to visit my local Rituals Shop. I wanted to try their Sakura (cherry blossom) range so bad, but since they are not really cheap I was hesitant to buy more.

Anyway, that day I went in knowing this could be dangerous haha but I still did and started sniffing around. The sales lady came running and went through the whole Cherry Blossom Ritual with me. She wet my hands, used the hand oil, the peeling, the shower foam and later the body cream. I was in heaven!

I smelled incredibly nice and actually wanted to lick myself haha

Oh well, sold. I decided against one of their big packs, which included 200 ml Zensation (shower foam), 150 ml Rice Scrub (hand scrub), 100 gr Sakura Scrub (body scrub) & 70 ml Magic Touch (body creme). Why?
Simply because I wanted the the full sized products.

So here is what I bought.

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Left top to bottom right …

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Sakura Scrub
Body Peeling
18,50 euro / 375 gr

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Magic Touch
Body Creme
15,00 euro / 200 ml

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Zensation
Shower Foam
8,00 euro / 200 ml

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Tea Time Candle
Green Tea
17,50 euro / 290 gr

candle in action^^

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All together I paid around 60 euro, but it was totally worth it!

I used all of these products a few times already and I really love them.
Because of their price they are for sure no everyday items, but I always use them when I am super stressed or had a shitty day/week.

So I am sure these will last me a while.

The peeling is really nice, you don’t need much but it gives you really soft skin. In combination with the shower foam and body creme it is even better. For me this is a little luxury treat once in a while, to pamper myself and feel good. Mostly after I used them, I will light the candle and relax watching my favorite shows. The whole Ritual is very calming.

So far I also bought the Shower Foam from Trees, which is a Douglas brand I think, but I mostly don’t use it. I liked the smell at the beginning, but it is kind of too strong for me now.

Kneipp also came out with two different shower foams. But more on that later^^

I will definitely re-buy those products and really hope they will never discontinue them. I am a big fan of these.

Have you ever tried Rituals products? I know they sell a lot of different products and scents, also Make-up, but since I almost never use Make-up anymore I was not really paying attention to that area of the shop^^
They also sell home goods like towels, room scents and clothes. I know right now they have an offer where you get a free Hammam beach towel if you buy things over the value of 40 euro.

Let me know which Ritual products you like. I am curious to read your opinion.

Have a relaxed long weeked (if Monday is a holiday for you).

Mara

☆『マラ』☆