Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Taming my Mane: Two Favourites & One Giveaway!

Having long, bleach-highlighted hair often leaves me with dry ends and I have to admit, I've broken a few brush handles trying to detangle it in the past! I thought I'd tell you all about two special products I've been using recently to help me tame my mane.

The first is one of my holy grail hair products, and has been for a few years now. If you watch my YouTube channel on a regular basis, you may have heard me rave about it in the past. The product in question is Kerastase Nectar Thermique. It's a heat protecting treatment that leaves your hair smooth and super shiny. It's thick, creamy formula includes royal jelly to nourish and Xylose to protect the hair fibres from the damaging effects of heat styling (or so the packaging says!)
I run an olive-sized amount through the lengths of my hair after brushing and before blow drying to help eliminate frizz and protect my hair.

I truly cannot live without this product and I can't imagine stopping using this in the future. However, I would love to try the new version specifically developed for colour treated hair 'Chroma Termique', which includes UV filters to maintain your colour, and MEA-18 (whatever that is?!) to 'intensify' it! I'll definitely be purchasing this when my current supplies of Nectar Thermique run out, so I'll let you know how they compare (I love the packaging already!)

Both variants retail for £17.90 in Kerastase salons nation wide but i like to buy mine online from Gorgeousshop.co.uk where you can pick them up for £16.93 including delivery.

The second product is from Schwarzkopf Professional BC's new Smooth Shine collection. Their leave-in treatment promises to "repair the internal hair structure, shielding it during the smoothing process and leaving tresses with a velvety touch."

I have been using this once a week to help repair and condition my hair and I have to say I absolutley love the results. My hair feels fresh, soft and shiny, although this is quite a heavy product so less is definitely more if you don't want to weigh your hair down!

It retails for £11.20 and is available from Schwarzkopf salons globally (To find your nearest salon call 01296314000) and for only £9.55 including delivery at FeelUnique.com!

This week I'm giving away a pot of the Smooth Shine leave-in treatment to one of my lovely followers.

In order to be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is:

1. Be a follower of my blog
2. Enter a comment
3. Don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you if you win.

Hope you're all having a fabulous week!

Fleur x

The winner of the gorgeous Cosmetics a la Carte Outliner from last week is:
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142 comments

  1. Yay, I'm the first one :)
    liisilu@web.de

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  3. That sounds like an amazing product! I'm not sure its even sold in Australia :( As always, thanks for the generous giveaway!!

    -spark19_94@hotmail.com
    Sharon :)

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  4. I used to work at toni&guy and it was one of the kerastase using salons so I always used sublimateur jour in my hair as it was bleached and it really helped the condition, love their products :)

    Please enter me lovely,
    Lucexo@hotmail.co.uK

    Xx

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  5. Congrats on the cosmo blog shortlist love! Hope you win =)
    whitneytawake@hotmail.com

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  6. I would love to try this, I defo need some new hair taming products lol.
    gem_woody@hotmail.com x

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  8. Love Your Vids Fleur,
    Keep Them Up, I Am From UK,
    I Love To See People Using UK Drugstore Products Like Sleek :))

    Emilyduggan@hotmail.com
    xoxo

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  9. i have been looking for a good hair treatment,this looks great! I would love to try it out.my hair has been damaged from years or bleaching too. Really trying to get it in better condition.great giveaway.

    lora_505@hotmil.com

    laura x

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  10. I'd love to try the Smooth Shine, it sounds great! :)
    Thanks Fleur!
    victoria0407w@hotmail.co.uk

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  11. I love kerastase, my old hairdresser has these products. As for Schwarzkopf, I think it's the best choice for drugstore hairproduct brands.

    email: snooze_@msn.com

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  12. Congratulations on the cosmopolitan blog hope everything goes well
    Aimee xxx
    aimee-best@hotmail.co.uk

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  13. Hi Fleur,

    I've never tried any Kerastase treatments before but I do have pretty dry ends so maybe I should just fork out the money and try it!

    Good luck with the Cosmo blog awards :)

    beautyismybeau@googlemail.com
    http://www.beautyismybeau.blogspot.com

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  14. Great Giveaway product as always :D

    xx

    lindseyyorke@gmail.com

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway - really kind.

    envengcat@gmail.com

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  16. Fantastic products :-) x

    trinabee1@hotmail.com

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  17. Look like really cool products. Thanks!

    Christinemccrudden@hotmail.com

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  18. Hi Fleur,
    the product seems amazing and I'd love trying it also because I've never seen it here in Italy.
    :D

    sayuko@hotmail.it
    sayuko.blogspot.com

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  19. Those products sound great! I'm totally lost when it comes to styling my hair.

    pianoforte101(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I would love to try this, my hair is currently in dire need of taming! xx

    lyddi69@hotmail.com

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  21. Hi Fleur :)
    I would love to try this product, sounds great
    P.S i voted for you in the cosmo blog awards ;) lol

    laura-17xx@hotmail.co.uk

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  22. hey fleur

    i would also like to try :)

    xx

    susiwinkler94@web.de

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  23. I would love to try some of those :) I worked for Lush and all I use at the moment is Lush haircare, maybe I should branch out haha
    xx

    dizzy_girl001@hotmail.com

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  24. They sound great, I'd love to win!
    xoxPaige9xox@hotmail.co.uk
    <3

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  25. Hi!
    Great products!

    rebeca.cd@hotmail.com

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  26. please enter me! i would absolutely love to win these products!!
    ngoooccc@gmail.com <3!

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  27. I wanted to try this Nectar since I saw your vid about it, but unfortunately I can't afford it now. Hope to win the treatment or something else one day :) hugs

    Karolina
    heavenrain5@hotmail.com

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  28. please enter me!
    issypowell@hotmail.com

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  30. hi! would love to try this product, i've got dry hair. Enter me please.

    alinna.10@gmail.com

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  31. I absolutely love Schwarzkopf! When I dye my hair I only use their dyes as I've found that they work the best. I also used to use their Bonacure Hair Therapy Color Save Silver Shampoo when I had platinum blonde hair and it was amazing!!!

    I haven't tried the Smooth Shine leave-in treatment but I really want to so can you please enter me lovely :) My email address is:
    gemmaantonia@msn.com
    Thanks! :)

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  32. hey Fleur :)

    I just got bleach highlights for the first time so my hair is super dry, so I really want it! haha :)

    Email: glossylgamour13@gmail.com

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  33. Those products sound great :)
    Email: chloe.babesz.x@hotmail.co.uk

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  34. WHY HAVE I NEVER HEARD OF THESE PRODUCTS BEFORE? I have my hair high-lighted and it's dry ALL the time. They're expensive but they seem to be worth it.

    fionnualasweeney93@gmail.com

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  36. Hey fleur,
    I've tried the kerastases products before and loved them :)

    email: Emmy-12@hotmail.co.uk

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  37. Enter me please:)
    My hair definetly needs a good conditioning hair mask with this heat!

    Levisandlipstick@gmail.com

    xoxo

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  38. My poor hair is definitely crying out for some of that!! Loving the pink bottle xx simply_laura@hotmail.com

    www.laura-laments.blogspot.com

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  39. i have bleach highlights too and it can get sooo dry :( would love to try that treatment! and the kerastase stuff too, which could be a future purchase!
    amandakennedy18@hotmail.com

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  40. my hair really needs that(:
    love you fleur ! x

    sls.rocks@hotmail.com

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  41. Congrats on being shortlisted for the cosmopolitan blog awards! you really deserve it :)

    Great giveaway
    natalie
    x

    x_nat_johnson_x@hotmail.com

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  42. my hair is really dry and heat damaged so i would love to try this x

    xxdaisyxx@btinternet.com

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  43. i bought some stuff after you mentioned gorgeousshop in your hair video and i love them! buy my tan from there too :)

    emmabeans89@hotmail.co.uk

    thank you x

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  44. Would love to try these products :)
    Congrats on the cosmo blog!!
    bgenier@uottawa.ca

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  45. Might have a nosey around gorgeousshop myself :)
    Love the blog

    tumadre@hotmail.co.uk

    x

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  46. I love the Kerastase products, they're amazing, you should try the length repair one, it's pretty good :)
    I would love to win the Schwarzkopf product since I can't find it here in Morocco, which is pretty sad :(
    Love,
    Farahxx
    Email : farah.temsamani@gmail.com

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  47. currently suffering from terrible split ends. so i'm dying to try out a really good product. i don't think we have that in Holland though.

    by the way, i followed you privately.

    jcfvanderloo@yahoo.com

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  48. OOh I have been looking for some new hair products. I also have long blonde hair that is prone to tangles and breakage so I will definitely gives these a try.
    ash61887@hotmail.com

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  49. I really want to try this! I'm a follower with Google Friend Connect.

    Savannah.Perry.95@gmail.com
    xx

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  50. The Keratese one sounds amazing! I'll have to give it a try. I've been usin Morrocanoil as a treatment/heat protectant and while it makes a great treatment it's probably not the best heat protectant. The Schwarzkop treatment also sounds great but I'm not sure if it's available here in Canada. Please enter me though!

    adria-94@live.com xx

    Btw congrats on making the shortlist for the Cosmo Blog Awards! I love your blog and it's always great to see people who deserve it get recognized :)

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  52. Great Giveaway

    Stephmcuk@yahoo.co.uk

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  53. I love the colour of your hair :))

    sryder102@hotmail.co.uk

    xx

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  54. I'm trying to grow my hair, do you think this would help to keep it healthy looking? Thanks!

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  55. Your blog post are always fun to read!
    hopeenut55@yahoo.com

    read my blog
    hopepeacelovemakeup.blogspot.com

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  56. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

    coco.bella22@gmail.com

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  57. Soft and shiny? Yes please! :)
    smile_Sarah21@hotmail.com

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  58. These products look great so thanks for showing them, i also have long blonde highlighted hair and have been looking for something to treat it with and this sounds great!

    xzoedaviesx@live.co.uk

    thanks x

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  59. I also use Nectar thermique on my hair and love it!
    Fab giveaway!

    stylefrost@gmail.com

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  60. enter me please :)
    i have hair envy Fleur, your hair always looks amazing in your vids :)

    kelllly.h@gmail.com

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  61. This product look awesome.
    Thanks for giving this away :)

    becca468@googlemail.com

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  62. my hair sounds just like yours! damaged and hard to style sometimes. i'd love to win :)

    leilahi96822@yahoo.com

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  63. yay for lovely giveaways and trying to keep this lion mane tamed! (:

    rebeccaleemoran@yahoo.com

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  64. Ooo love these products - thanks
    sarah - love_hearts2k@hotmail.com x

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  65. I used to use Avons heat protecting spray it worked wonders and i got it for £2 in the sale :D but now its discontinued boo (N)

    emmajayned@Gmail.com

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  66. These all look like great products! :) x

    sabraroseblog@gmail.com

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  67. Oh I so want to try that Schwarzkopf product, my hair is always needing treatments like that ever since my hairdresser ruined my hair last year. It has become so brittle and dry...

    kerry_ryckbosch@hotmail.com

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  68. I love your blog!

    sarah.zaim@gmail.com

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  69. My hair feels a bit rubbish right now so i might try the kerastase stuff if i can't find anything cheaper...

    elle.holloway@hotmail.co.uk

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  70. Heyy could you enter me please :)
    theglennsternator@hotmail.com

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  71. Absolutely love Kerastase and with similar hair to you I should probably be using it but can't justify the price tag!

    lucy@misslucyloves.com xxx

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  72. I would love to use this product! I'm trying so hard to grow my hair out and keep it healthy.

    email: mgirl955@yahoo.com

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  73. it sounds great!

    fernlaura5@yahoo.co.uk

    xxx

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  74. Hi,
    Smooth Shine sounds great, brill giveaway.
    Sorry i couldn't make it to meet you in Manchester the other day :( From Twiiter looks like you had a good time :)

    Steph xx
    funkymonkey_024@hotmail.com

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  75. Please enter me! eemasmith@hotmail.co.uk xx

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  76. enter me please :) itsfunkyfresh@gmail.com

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  77. This looks lovely!

    urwawaqar@hotmail.com
    x

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  78. I have just bleached the ends of my hair and they are so dry! I need to find some good products so may try these out! Thanks xxxx

    maddieotter@hotmail.com

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  79. I am always in need of some heat protectant. Too much processing but oh well XD

    pastriesandthings@gmail.com

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  80. A new fan thanks to the Cosmo shortlist!!! Fantastic Blog
    jackie.robson@bigfoot.com

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  81. enter me please :)

    x.x_Jemma_x.x@hotmail.co.uk

    xx

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  82. Oooh Enter me please.

    I'd like to try keratase =D

    Annabelluong@hotmail.com

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  83. Im dying to try both !

    laureng267@yahoo.com

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  84. Sounds like we have the same type of hair! Would love to try this out!

    omgjessica88@aol.com

    -Jess

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  85. I would like to try these products please!
    laurajibson@googlemail.com

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  86. ohhh this would really come in handy as i'm gettin highlights for the first time in a couple of years tomorrow!
    thanks for the giveaway!
    clairemurphy666@live.ie

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  87. having blonde hair is so difficult sometimes. but at least yours still grows, mine reaches just past my shoulders and will not go any further no matter what.

    erin.nowaczyk@yahoo.com

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  88. Planning to dye my hair lighter very soon! Most people go light in the Summertime, I go dark! Most people go darker in the Fall, I go lighter! Definitely one of the perks of having dark hair is that it looks and feels to me quite a bit healthier. These seem like really great products!
    -Laura

    P.S. Good luck with the blog awards!

    lrlpalmer@ hotmail.com

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  89. kerastase saved my hair when it was in ruines! i'd love to try this product!

    email - cupcakesandscissors@gmail.com

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  90. i would love to try this product because my hair has been dry & damaged because i have highlighted it & dyed it.
    email:kimpokadots2094@yahoo.com

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  91. Ive never even heard of Schwarzkopf, but I'd love to try it!! :) I always love the way your hair looks!

    amandagentile07@hotmail.com

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  92. Hell Yeah..I 'd love to try it!!!Hope you can send internationally :P I'm from Poland and love your blog and yt. :)) :*

    newyorka88@gmail.com

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  93. i'd love to try this...i havnt come across a conditioner that makes much difference yet xx

    karyn_bevan@hotmail.com

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  94. The product looks great, would love to try it xx

    a.lauren@inbox.com

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  95. Sounds like an amazing product, I'd really love to try it.
    Please enter me :-)

    MissChantelle-x@hotmail.co.uk

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  96. hey fleur! loving you rblog posts and i think it is so generous of you to give this away! i would love to try it (:

    crazyrose17@hotmail.com


    xxxx

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  97. cute giveaway :D theses giveaways are amazing <3 :D xxxxx
    jodie.moores@hotmail.com

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  98. Wow, I'd love to try these out some day :)Especially because my hair is in such bad condition right now and I really want to make it beautiful and healthy again :)

    rena@kis.ee

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  99. this sounds like just what my hair needs!
    laurajmay@tiscali.co.uk
    thanks Fleur! xoxo

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  100. New follower, found my way over because of the Cosmo awards. Good luck!

    dmj618 at gmail dot com

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  101. Ooh sounds good :) I love your blog Fleur!
    incandescentx@hotmail.com

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  102. I love your videos Fleur especially the Pixie Lotte tutorial :) And your blogs are super exciting to read;D That product sounds really good.
    robynmb@hotmail.co.uk
    (sweetsugarcrumble) --YouTube x

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  103. I've tried a couple of Schwarzkopf products before so I would love to try that treatment - and my hair is so dry and unruly it really needs something like that!
    Thanks for the giveaway :D

    enna_x_x@msn.com

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  104. Wow, from this review this product looks amazing. I've never tried Schwarzkopf products before, so I would really love to try this one.
    Thanks for the giveaway, and good luck for the Cosmo Blog awards!

    sophialee8@hotmail.co.uk

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  105. thanks for the lovely giveaway =)

    Victoria
    alpinewhite27@gmail.com

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  106. sounds great! I need it!!!! lol

    kpavli@hotmail.com

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  107. I would love to try this product. I've heard good things about it.
    dina_159@hotmail.com

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  108. just wanted to say, i looove your blog! i recently made one so i can follow you because i heard soo much about it on your youtube channel which ive also subscribed too! I find your reviews very handy in helping me choose the best products :-) carla.anntaylor@hotmail.co.uk
    xxxxx

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  109. I would like to try this product. Love your blog, Fleur!

    l_in34@hotmail.com

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  110. Sounds like a great product!


    Barb

    bonjourcocoandaudrey@gmail.com

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  111. I'll try my luck again. :) MissSparkles45@ yahoo.com

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  112. Hey Fleur! Thanks for the giveaway! :) love your blog and channel!

    allymatteo@mac.com

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  113. Hey Fleur! This seems just what my hair needs :) !

    emmadeboeckje@hotmail.com

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  114. i've been looking for a really good leave-in conditioner for ages and these look like they'll do the trick

    thanks fleur :) x

    sophie.cramp@hotmail.com

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  115. Awesome blog!! ;)
    Perfect giveaway!
    Thanks Fleur

    (taracefai@gmail.com)

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  116. Love Kerastase products, nothing beats them!

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  117. I really want to try this!

    orinkanookii@hotmail.com

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  118. i would luv to give this a try! i do need something :-)
    pls enter me
    shannan.bacchus@hotmail.com

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  119. This looks like something I might need to try!
    Rebecca
    rebeccarugby@gmail.com

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  120. Love this givaway!
    Jenniii91@hotmail.com

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  121. uh, I'd love to try this, I'm looking for something knew to get my mane under control...

    I'm following via google reader and can be reached here: anita_marx@yahoo.de

    thanks!

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  122. Hey :)
    I'd love to enter this.
    I've been looking for things similar, that are suppost to make your hair shine, and not really came across one I like yet.

    So please may you enter me. :D
    chazziiee@btinternet.com

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  123. Enter me please!

    Great giveaway ^.^

    nyuuthekitty(at)gmail.com

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  124. Plz enter me.....ty! Love your blog...so informative. My Twiiter name =bobbysgeel. terandbob@gmail.com

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  125. would be great to get the free giveaway so thanks :)x
    alice-
    alicelouise2009@msn.com

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  126. I always wondered how your blonde hair looked so shiny and healthy! as an avid blonde girl myself, im always up to trying new products to maintane my mane and keep the colour vibrant and NOT yellow! it'd be great if you could enter me in this contest! annyapotter@hotmail.com

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  127. Enter me please! curlyrach101@yahoo.co.uk thanks x

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  128. Sounds great! Good luck with the cosmo blog award!

    apycrevh@nottingham.ac.uk

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  129. Love your blog! Must try that keraste product!

    becky

    dazzysews@gmail.com

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  130. Love your blog!

    sydney@rushmore,com

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  131. Ooh lovely giveaway! I would love to try it :)
    beautymarked24@gmail.com
    - Beth x
    http://beautymarked24.blogspot.com

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  132. Good Luck with the Blog awards Fleur! This sounds like a great product!
    BeautyBloggings@hotmail.co.uk

    http://beautybloggings.blogspot.com

    Jenn xx

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  133. Hope you win on the cosmo blog award,you deserve it!

    emily_ho@hotmail.co.uk

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  134. I definitely want to try this out! anmadgwick@hotmail.com -x-

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  135. love the look of this! maria-allen@live.com

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  136. Great review as always and great products!

    Any reviews coming of volumising products you use when not using hair extensions? your hair always looks fab and full :)

    Dawn x

    dawn118@hotmail.com

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  137. Thanks for the review, these seem like awesome products. I'd like to enter the giveaway!

    Greetings from Finland! ^-^ <3

    pinsuli@hotmail.com

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  138. If your hair gets in knots, you should try a tangle teezer (like a horse brush) I have a post about them on my blog if you want to know anymore. They're amazing! P.s Love your vlogs on youtube :)

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  139. This is exactly what I need! I have curly, curly frizzzz central hair which goes wild in humidity. whatta mess :s

    goldy_locks_rocks@hotmail.com

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