10 October 2013

Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil Review

I'm not new to cosmetic oils, I'm a massive fan of rose hip oil for the face and argan oils for my hair, I use them weekly or even daily in my beauty routines! When I got wind that a household name in Beauty was releasing their own hair oil I was VERY interested. Most Hair Oils seem to come from boutique brands and can only be purchased from specialty stores! The Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil caught my attention because 1. it's an easily accessible and affordable hair oil, you can buy it for just $11.95 from anywhere that stocks Garnier (chemists, supermarkets etc!) 2. it can be used on any type of hair, at any time of day, wet or dry.

 So hair oils, not only in my opinion but in the opinion of professionals, are believed to be the single best way to to provide nourishment for tired locks. It's an ancient ritual with societies from all around the world reaching for products like olive oil and coconut oil to soothe and rid dryness from the scalp and hair. The lipids (fat) in the oils is absorbed by the hair which leaves it silky soft and hydrated, I found that with the regular use of a hair oil, my hair is much healthier, shinier, stronger, softer and less prone to breakage and tangles, but prior to this experience there have been some downfalls in my use with hair oils... 

In my experience, you pay $40 and up for a hair oil product, and usually their designed for ticker hair and it must be used in wet, towel dried hair. My hair is fine, but I have lots of it, so I always find that theres a fine line between applying the right amount, and way too much - which causes my hair to get very oily just a few hours into my day!  The Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil is an extremely light and versatile product made with weightless argan oil, which is famous for its hair nourishing properties but it can be used on the hair in any condition, wet or dry - which is my favourite characteristic of this product. There are multiple ways to use it too; try it on wet hair before shampooing, it acts as an intensive mask treatment! Also try adding a drop or two to your conditioner for extra nourishment, on dry hair for instant glossiness or my favourite, post shower on towel dried hair.

The product comes in this sleek yellow bottle but the product is actually clear, the dispenser is a handy pump that releases just the right amount for me, but is easy to control if you want to use less. I like that if you want to, you can remove the cap, so when you're reaching the end of the bottle you can ensure you get every little bit of product out! As I said previously, the Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil is only $11.95 and you can get it from any where that stocks the brand; for me that's places like Woolworths, Coles, Priceline, and most good chemists. Now we've gone through that, lets take a look at my first experience with the Miraculous Oil:

I tried it on my towel dried hair this morning to see how well my hair would soak it up and how it would make my hair style. The product for one, is very easy it use, I just dispense a small amount (about the size of a  20c coin because I have lots of hair, but finer or short hair can just use a 5cent piece amount) into my hands and rub my hands together to warm the product and distribute it evenly with my fingers and palms through my lengths. Once majority of the product is in the lengths I work the remainder through my mid lengths. I find this repairs the ends and smooths out the broken hairs by the scalp. The product smells lovely and the oil is very lightweight and comfortable in the hair! There is no 'oily' feeling on your hands at all, it feels like  a 'dry oil' that simply gets absorbed. 

Once applying it to my wet hair I took my hair tools and styled as normal with a round brush and hair dryer. I noticed that not once did my hair get tangled in the brush - that's crazy! Usually, because my hair is coloured AND hilighted my hair gets tangled at least a few times in my morning hair styling! But no, my hair felt so smooth it seemed to glide through the brush and made the process so much easier. I feel like this product can easily be added into an everyday routine - so strange for an oil really!

I then went out to a few meetings throughout the day and my hair remained soft and silky looking, very impressed so far, and not an iota of oiliness to be seen. The best thing is, I can apply some more oil to my lengths later in the day to my dry hair to see some instant shine! Thats something pretty alien to me, all my other hair oils have to be applied to wet hair and more often than not can lead my hair to look oily much quicker, not a great look and such a hassle to have to wash your hair again.

The Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil retails for $11.95, thats very affordable for a 150ml bottle of product. You need such a small amount that this product is likely to last you a very very long time! I love that this oil is so multipurpose and can be used on an everyday basis due to its weightless qualities. Definitely a must-have, and at it's affordable price theres not much to lose except crackly and lacklustre hair! ha ha! 

If you want to read some more reviews on this product the Garnier Facebook page has a review tab:http://www.facebook.com/#/garnieraustralia/app_674001389293937
Thank you Garnier for sponsoring this post and providing the product for review!

1 October 2013

Feminine in Floral feat Zoie Boutique

Hey girls, long time no speak! A few months ago I headed down to Melbourne to meet up with a friend and collaborate with one of my favourite Aussie online stores; Zoie Boutique, this is the look from our first shoot of the day:


We went with a gorgeous skater skirt in dark floral print, called the Heavenly Creatures Skirt ($55). I love this style of skirt, it cinches in the waist and really flatters the feminine shape! This pattern is still on trend after becoming really popular last year. 

Paired with the skirt is this cute, sort of loose fitting crop t-shirt with lattice detailing at the bottom called the Fanatic Top. My favourite thing about it is that it still shows the waist through the latticing - so cute, and SO affordable ($39!).

I finished the outfit with a gorgeous Von Treskow bracelet and my Tony Bianco Stilletos!

 Let me know what you think of my outfit :)

1 August 2013

State of Grace Dress

Got the chance to wear this gorgeous State of Grace dress in a shoot with Zoie Boutique this week, take a look at some of the shots!

Love the contrasting panels and high neckline, I find it so flattering and slimming, plus it's the perfect length - not too short ;)

I did a very natural-look makeup, foundation, brow powder, bronzer, contour through the eye socket and finished off with some pink lip balm and mascara. The dress is so stunning, I didn't want to detract attention from it in the shoot.

Digital prints are really coming through for spring/summer '13/'14 and I love the colours on this one. 

Wore it with my PeepToe 'Miss Kourtney' heels!

The dress is available now from Zoie Boutique here, and yes, they ship worldwide!

24 June 2013

Casual in Beige!

This is my favourite style: Neutral beige tones with ripped jeans, sky high heels and some luxe accessories.

Great for Sydney Winter, which luckily isn't too cold for peep toes! :D


Louis Vuitton Damier Azure Belt (equally beautiful and luxe ones here and here) and Alexander Wang Rockie Bag in Latte

Scarf and T-shirt from Kookai (Kookai doesnt sell online, heres a similar scarf). Cardian from Sadie (similar here and here)!

Jeans are by Guess (similar here) and Shoes are by Siren (similar here or here). 

Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow my instagram where I post daily! @ChloeMorello

19 May 2013

OUTFIT POST: Afternoon Coffee Catch Up with Ori

A few weeks ago I caught up with a  good friend of mine for coffee and scones in Darling Harbour, to plan the blogger event we are hosting later on in the year. It was so nice to catch up as we made plans and had a chat. The scones were yummy too ;)
Today I'm going to show you what I wore, I plan on doing tons more of these, once I get my act together!

My earrings are from Appetite for Jewels
Necklace is old and from Target

Wearing a Kookai blouse and army green Forcast capris

Love the aqua earrings!

Paired with some Siren wedges from Style Tread and my Louis Vuitton Hampstead MM handbag

SO HIGH! Yes I have to walk so slowly... lol!

Me and Ori <3

Hope you enjoyed!

5 May 2013

Pinterest coming to life

Who here has pinterest? I know I do, I lust over so many things; million dollar weddings, low carb yet tasty meals (impossible to the regular human), $1200 Christian Louboutin shoes, Private Island getaways… Sometimes I don't get the point of the whole pinning thing because I know its never going to happen. OR COULD IT!? Güd from Burt's Bees  uploaded a really sweet video to youtube that really caught my imagination: they say they found one womans pin board, her name was 'Keri', and they recreated it for her!

Her pinboard was called 'Good Morning' and featured the most dreamy pins to constitute HER perfect morning; waking up in a quaint little hut in Mexico, pamper session in said hut, a whole new outfit, a fancy looking breakfast, a HYUGE beach swing, beach teepee (?), swimming in some mexican rock pool… watch the video below to see what I mean. Its mega cute.

I don't actually know if Keri is a real person, and whether this all really happened but as you wouldve seen in the video theyre offering to make someones PERFECT MORNING pinboard to come true! I went to the Gud website about this contest, it's to celebrate a new flavour in the Güd range; Grapefruit. And then tells you how you can enter… BRB entering and filling my board with images of dining for Breakfast with a circa 1990's Brad Pitt. 

Ok so I couldnt really find a pictures of a circa 1990's Brad Pitt eating breakfast, but these are what I'd put on my pinboard... I wonder if Güd can somehow to coordinate a wedding on the beach in my perfect morning? And teach me Yoga? Because I cant actually do that pose...

What would you put on your pinboard for this contest?

23 April 2013

Recent Pics!

Hey guys!

So I think its clear that I suck at blogging! I've been hard at work on my youtube channel and instagram though - so thought I would take the time to share some recent pics :)

Sneak peak of my most recent tutorial: Messy Braided Bun! I love this bun, it looks so intricate but it's pretty simple in reality!


Here it is again but a neater version, without the teasing of the braids first and using only 2 braids. Great for a glam night out.

I love this 'Fast Friends' Bustier from Zoie Boutique, to wear under sheer tops! Use code 'ChloeMorello' for 10% off at checkout!

Here I am with a casual singlet and blazer combo wearing my 7 Autumn Leaves handmade necklace and ring, absolutely love these pieces, this girl is mega talented check her out: Seven Autumn Leaves Blog.

I love to hang out with my little sister Ellie, we go shopping together and go for coffee all the time, here we went makeup shopping for her and had a special treat at this fancy dessert place, where there was gold foil on the goodies! Yum. 

Waiting for the train to see my sister.

My new Oroton Flats, adore these. They give me blisters though and I had to take them off until I bought blister pads to put in them! I bought the snake pair and the plain black pair - the bow is too cute.

Sergio Rossi shoes at my photoshoot for Veet - OMG.

Went for a meeting in the city, Kookai top and Esther Boutique pants.

Alice McCall show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Karissa at Fashion Week and our passes!

Me backstage at Alice McCall, selfies in the Ella Bache Mirror!

I did a tutorial on this glowing foundation routine for everyday - check it out here!

Shameless pre-gym selfie!

Taking car selfless while waiting for Jack as I pick him up from the train station!

Thats it!
Til next time,