Thursday, December 16, 2010


Elle Fanning in Interview Magazine

So looking forward to seeing Somewhere, the new Sofia Coppola movie with Elle Fanning playing Stephen Dorff's daughter; I've never met a Sofia movie I didn't like. I think she looks so lovely and pure in these photos from Interview.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holy Crap: Dry Shampoo That Will Change Your Life

Usually a product won't work so well that it compels me to immediately open up my laptop to gush about it, but today that happened. If you know me, you might know how much I dislike washing my hair. It's not that I'm disgusting or I like the greasy look, it's just that I hate having to always re-style my hair and decide where I'm going to part it and whether or not I will blow-dry it's exhausting.

Enter: dry shampoo. I started using dry shampoo two years ago when it first came out in Canada. My first purchase was Ojon Rub-Out dry cleanser from Sephora. I really liked it but when I went back to buy another bottle it had been discontinued. Apparently it had to be re-formulated or something (it's back now), so I opted instead for Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray also from Sephora. It was ok but I found that I had to use a lot of it and the small bottle I bought was gone in less than a month. That was the end of my dry shampoo story for a while because the Ojon and Oscar Blandi were so expensive. Then came Tresemme Freshstart Dry Shampoo. I was so impressed with how cheap it was (about $7 and available everywhere) that I immediately bought it. The problem with the Tresemme was that it was smelly (think chemicals) and cakey. When I used it, my hair would be gross and grimy by the end of the day. It also left my hair really matte as if I'd used loads of hairspray.

Now, my friends, I think my dry shampoo search has come to an end with my recent purchase of Batiste Dry Shampoo (pictured above).

  • It sprays on really easily
  • It makes a loud "shhhh" sound (not sure why that's a "pro" but I found it really satisfying?)
  • It goes on dry (unlike Tresemme)
  • Smells really good
  • My 2-day-old hair looks totally clean and SHINY and I can usually NEVER go two days without washing it
  • It honestly looks like I washed my hair this morning
  • Only costs ~$8
  • Ummmm...
  • Not a big deal but it goes on a little white-ish. I was alarmed at first but all it took was a little brushing (see below) to get my hair back to its shiny, light brown colour.
So there you have it, my new favourite! Just make sure to follow the directions on the bottle; It says to spray it from 30cm away, massage in with your fingers and brush out with a natural-bristle brush. I think that last part is key because it avoids the piecey look you might get if you used a plastic brush/comb.

EDIT: I bought it at this weird store in BC called Army and Navy but I've seen it available at drugstores like London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart (Canadian stores!)