Elvive L’Oréal Paris Color Mask Review

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All smiles today! I’m finally sharing a review of my go-to color conditioning treatment: Elvive by L’Oréal Paris. Before I share the review, I just wanted to fully disclose that I received this L’Oréal Elvive Color Vibrancy Repairand Protect Balm as a complimentary gift, thanks to @Influenster.This color mask is to dye for! The color vibrancy mask literally left me with Mia Thermopolis post-transformation hair goals. Not to mention, it helped me manage my brittle, brassy split ends in the dry, winter months in France.

L’Oréal Elvive Color Vibrancy Repair and Protect Balm

Since hair can become dry and damaged after color treatment, I used this L’Oreal Elvive rinse-out hair mask to repair my unmanageable hair and enhance its color vibrancy. Because there are so many conditioning treatments and haircare products, I find myself in option paralysis trying to compare prices and seek out which one is the best value. It can be exhausting. Even though I’ve never used a hair mask before, I opted to try this one out since I recently had my hair highlighted. While my hair texture is normally very fine and easy to comb through, after adding highlights, my hair texture completely changed. The new color made doing my hair such a chore, especially after blow-drying.

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With this product, not only does my hair look better, it also feels healthier, too. I use this color mask about 2-3 times a week, and I’m so happy I had the opportunity to test it out. It’s transformed and nourished my hair, and the mask itself is pretty lightweight and easy to use. While you might think it’s just me raving about this product, fear not. My French host family members are also huge fans of the Elvive product line. Exhibit A: our entire bathroom shelf.

By this point you’re probably asking yourself, is this one really the best color repair mask? And in my opinion, it’s pretty great. I’m not really sure which one is the absolute “best”, but this one works well. Like I said, this is the first post-color repair mask I’ve used, so I can’t attest for all the others. However, L’Oréal has done a really great job with this one. Since L’Oréal invests a ton in research and development for their products, I tend to trust their products way more than some other name brands.

If you’re interested in learning more about it, I’ve attached the links to the Elvive L’Oréal Paris mask in this post. As always, feel free to ask me whatever questions you have about it! 

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New Year Gift Guide 2018: Tea and Beauty Products


Happy 2018! With the busy holiday season over, we can all finally relax and spend a bit more time focusing on ourselves. Following the theme of practicing self-care and #treatingyourself, I’ve listed some of my favorite beauty and tea products below in this new year gift guide 2018.

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For those of you that have not tried to use micellar water on your face after a long shower, try it! Because the water in France is harsher on my skin, I have to use micellar water (or “soft” water) to hydrate my face on a daily basis or else I will break out and peel. While I won’t get into all the benefits of micellar water in this post, I’d highly recommend it even if you’re not living in Europe. It’s a really great way for people with sensitive skin to stay hydrated and to clean skin with minimal effort!


Kusmi has probably been one of my best purchases this year. I have the “Euphoria” flavor, which is a caffeinated chocolate-orange blend. However, they have a ton of different options you can try. Not to mention, the packaging is so darn cute!

While I wrote this post mainly to focus on the products mentioned above, I’ve also added in some photos from one of my favorite shoots in 2017. The Passage Pommeraye in Nantes is one of the most festive places to go during Christmas time, so I wanted to share these images to celebrate the last day of the holiday season on the blog.

Happy New Year everyone!

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Summer Inspiration: July Moodboard

Hi July! I’ve been back in Texas for about a month now, which has had a large influence on this western-inspired July moodboard. While moodboards can be a helpful for a variety of different things (design collections, photoshoots, art direction), for me, it helps me organize my thoughts and aesthetic for the blog In D-fens of Fashion. I discuss more about why I started doing these monthly moodboards here.

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