Summer Beauty Wishlist 2016

My beauty related wishlist this season is a seriously mixed bag, ranging from skin to haircare to fragrance and colour cosmetics.

Summer Beauty Wislist 2016

First on my list is the Alterna Caviar Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist. With one of the longest names in the business, this is in a similar vein as my beloved Oribe Maximista, promising volume and hold for my limp locks. As I am steadily tearing through my second bottle of the Oribe, I am looking to shake it up a little bit and see how the Alterna spray performs.

Skincare wise, I am looking to replace the REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask with a new pick to see if anything lives up to it. The Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask not only looks gorgeous but has an amazing ingredients list that let’s me hope for even brighter, clearer skin.

As I am getting more and more into spray toners, the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist has been calling my name. With hyaluronic acid as one of its main ingredients, this might just provide the extra boost of moisture and hydration that I am looking for in my already moisture-heavy skincare routine.

For colour, Urban Decay have made a huge splash with their release of 100 new lipstick shades (to be fair, there are a good few repromotes in there, but still…) and the colour Back Talk has been catching my eye especially. A pretty pinky mauve, this could make for a perfect everyday lip color. It has been sold out most places recently, but I am keeping my eyes peeled for this one.

And finally, I have been busy deepening my love for Byredo fragrances and have fallen in love with Mojave Ghost. Fresh and clean but with a twist, this could easily fit into my roster of everyday scents.


Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Whenever there’s intense hype around a beauty product, it can go two ways for me – either, it makes me not want to try it at all because I’m overwhelmed by all the reviews, or I desperately want to get my hands on it.


In the case of the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, I definitely wanted to try it asap, since I have had such a great experience with their Maximista Volumizing Spray.

After searching high and low for a can of this, I managed to track down a travel sized version (which still is rather steep in price).

The product itself is beautiful. It disperses evenly and smells just as amazing as the rest of the Oribe line. It gives a good amount of volume and texture to the hair, leaving it tousled and somewhat messy.

However, I think I have realized that texturizing sprays are not the one for me. My hair is so fine that I actually favor the freshly washed hair look in order to make it look more sleek and voluminous. Texture is something I battle with since it can make my hair look stringy and limp.

So while the product is wonderful and I totally get the hype around it, I don’t think I will repurchase. If Oribe ever decides to make a fragrance, however, I would be all over that…

Going going gone: Oribe Maximista

This might just be the saddest post ever, because as I type, this little bottle of hair-plumping magic has found its way into the recycling bin.

I have been using the Oribe Maximista for a while now and have enjoyed it to its last drop.

Oribe MaximisTA

It is a volumizing spray that manages to add some height and grip to freshly washed hair. It is also the first Oribe product that I have ever purchased – and I am positively itching to try more (Dry Texturizing Spray, I am looking at you…).

The scent is wonderfully fresh and clean and the nozzle dispersed a fine mist throughout the roots. I used to apply this to towel-dried hair and after blowdrying, my hair did look a lot fuller and had a bit of texture to it that made it a lot easier to work with.

As Oribe is not readily available to me, I am now trying to find an adequate (and more reasonably priced) replacement for this product. So far, I have tried the Phyto Phytovolume Actif, but the herbal scent hasn’t been the most pleasant to use. So if you have any recommendations, please send them my way!