The lovely people over at Paul Mitchell recently reached out to me to ask if I wanted test out their Neon range ahead of its launch this month. (To which I obviously said a big fat yes). What's even cooler is that Neon has teamed up with The Diana Award's charity Stand Up To Bullying to encourage and support young people that wish to counter-act bullying.
This campaign was such an important one for me as I've personally experienced bullying through parts of both my school and university life. I was lucky enough to have such a strong support system around me but I know this unfortunately isn't the case for many others. Being in the blogging community too, I regularly see a lot of online harassment and hate that just absolutely isn't okay, which is why I love Paul Mitchell for getting involved with such an important issue. Meet the #NeonSquad and get inspired by their stories by following this link!
To say I was excited to receive this box of goodies would be a humongous understatement, especially when I saw the packaging. I loved the attention to detail with the yellow tissue, and the booklet that explains the uses of each product, as well as fun looks to try with them too! Also before I get into the mini-reviews of each product, I need to start by saying how UNREAL the whole range smells! Each product has a slightly different scent but is from the same scent family (if that makes any sense at all) and all compliment each other beautifully if used together. Like without trying to toot my own horn, I am smelling pretty darn delicious right now.
|Love at first sud!|
The Sugar Cleanse Shampoo smells really fresh and fruity; so if you wash your hair in the morning before school/work then this will definitely wake you up! I'm a lather, rinse and repeat girl - as I wash my hair less often so I like to make sure it's super squeaky clean when I do wash it - but I felt like even the first time around, this really got rid of all the product from my hair without stripping it at all.
The Sugar Rinse Conditioner smells equally heavenly and added a nice amount of hydration back to my hair without weighing it down at all. I've been loving using this as my regular conditioner and then swapping it for my Salon Science one when my hair needs an extra treat. (Some conditioners are fab at bringing dry hair back to life but they do weigh the hair down and make styling so much more difficult!) Do any of you have a regular-use conditioner and then a more treatment type one? Let me know in the comments!
|Salt's out, sugars in!|
I've been hearing a lot about sugar sprays but was yet to try one until this beauty came into my life. It might be my favourite product from the whole range.. maybe. I've used salt sprays, thickening creams and mousses before but nothing has given me lasting volume or texture until the Sugar Spray Texture Spray. I'm often quite lazy with my hair in the mornings so this has actually been my little lifesaver in a bottle. (I feel like it gives me that effortless Serena Van Der Woodsen "I woke up like this" hair, and I'm living for it.)
|"Cream on me. When you're not strong..."|
The Sugar Twist Tousle Cream is great for the days when you actually can be bothered to style your soaking wet hair rather than just let it air dry, but still want to keep things really effortless and easy. Whilst the Sugar Spray works best (in my opinion) on dry or slightly damp hair, this one shows its colours more when used after a quick towel dry, and before the hair-dryer and GHD's. Again Paul Mitchell has got the texture just right, cause my curls still held really nicely. (And my GHD's didn't hiss at me which is always a good sign!) I'm yet to get myself to a beach but I'm betting this would do a great job at helping you rock those cool surfer girl vibes.
The Sugar Cream Smoothing Cream has the sweetest scent of the whole lot. It's so vibrant and fruity, you'll honestly be finding excuses to use it, it smells that good! I've found this particularly useful lately as I'm still on Roaccutane for my skin, and it causes hair breakages which means I have more flyaways to smooth down. It's kept my hair looking really sleek and even when the UK gets a bit too warm, it prevents my hair going all "Monica Gellar in Barbados". (Which if you don't know, is not a good look)
|This one smells BERRY nice. Gettit?|
The Sugar Confection Working Spray comes a very close second, (if not joint first) in terms of my favourite products from the line. It's essentially a hairspray, but it's much wetter than your typical mist that comes out of a can, so I honestly wasn't expecting a lot from it. Obviously I was totally wrong, because I was actually so impressed with how well this held up both a sleek ponytail and a topknot last week. It does leave your hair feeling kinda crispy to the touch, so it might not be everyone's thing, but it brushes out SO easily, so that really doesn't bother me one bit! Also it has the most delicious raspberry scent that is so much nicer than the usual hairspray stench.
So that's all from me for today, I do hope you've enjoyed my review of these yummy products! Will you be trying out anything from the NEON line? Also, random thought time, I must look like such a weirdo to strangers these past few weeks; I just keep sniffing my hair cause it smells so flipping good!
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Disclaimer: The majority of things I review on this blog are purchased by myself, however I was lucky enough to be sent these yummy hair products in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way by brands/companies. If you are a company interested in sending me something for a review, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org