Raincry is a haircare brand founded by hairstylist and crafted by a true beauty enthusiast, Feisal Qureshi, with products that are luxurious as well have an exhilarating performance. Beginning by chance, Raincry’s roots started many years ago when hairstylist/founder Feisal Qureshi was in search of replacing his beloved round brushes. Unsatisfied with brushes in the professional hair world, he set off for France to recreate high-quality, high-performance brushes with the input of many other acclaimed stylists. The resulting brushes were heralded as the best in the industry and Raincry was asked to continue their product innovation.
Since that day, Raincry has expanded the brand which not just includes brushes but hair care collections and the most recently launched hair scent collection. I have been using both the hair care range and the newest scents since since some time now. I also attended the virtual launch event of the new hair scents collection last month which was very informative, focusing on the story behind the innovation and the newest launches.
I have been using the Shine Hair care range from the Raincry which includes Polishing wash, Radiance rinse, and Brilliance detangling spray. This range focuses on providing shine and brilliance to the hair. The Shine collection is a pH balanced hair care formulation to help give hair shine while keeping them comfortable, soft, bouncy, and healthy.
Polishing Wash is an illuminating shampoo with shine-enhancing Sea Kelp(strengthens and protects), Activated Charcoal (helps buff and exfoliate hair of pollution, hard water, and product buildup), and Hibiscus (reduce hair loss). It is gentle enough for my sensitive scalp and keeps my hair nourished as well as shiny. It did not irritate my scalp but is soothing.
Radiance Rinse is a high gloss conditioner with fortifying Keratin Amino Acids (strengthen and fortify your hair to reduce split ends and breakage), Lavender Extract (moisturizes and enhances shine) and Cherry Vinegar (neutralizes hard water and closes the cuticle to give a glossy finish).
Brilliance Detangling Spray is a leave-in spray that detangles the hair while providing shine and softness to the hair. It is very lightweight and non-greasy. The key ingredients include Slippery Elm Bark (lubricates and heat-protects), Glycolic Acid and Camellia Flower Oil (moisturizers).
Now, coming to the newest launches from Raincry. The advanced hair mist is a scent collection that not only infuses hair with hair caring ingredients but also makes them smell so good. The hair perfumes are enriched with amino acids, hydration, and signature Raincry fragrances. Raincry Advanced Hair Mist is available in four scents – Noir, Blanc, Vert, and Brun.
Noir Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: POWDERED POMELO
Top notes: Fresh Citrus Powder
Heart notes: Powder, Tangerine, Orange, Mint, Rose
Base notes: Creamy, Caramel
Blanc Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: FLEUR DU SERENITY
Top notes: Soft Floral
Heart notes: Muguet, Apple Blossom, Heliotrope, Jasmine
Base notes: Morning Dew
Vert Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: ROSE DEW PROVENCE
Top notes: Watery Fresh Petals
Heart notes: Country Rose, Jasmine, Morning Dew, Muguet
Base notes: Powder, Amber
Brun Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: AMBER & OUD
Top notes: Exotic / Sensual
Heart notes: Amber, Oud, Ylang-Ylang, Vanilla
Base notes: Sandalwood, Violet
I love using the advanced hair mists based on the weather and my mood, spray it lightly on my wet hair or spray it during the day for a quick refresh. I am impressed by the longevity of the scents and also how gentle they are. They do not dry out my hair and the scents blend in nicely to give a very natural subtle hint of scent and not very overpowering.
Overall, an amazing hair care range and the newest Advanced Hair Mists are definitely worth checking out. Raincry haircare collection including the newest Advanced Hair Mists is available at raincry.com.*Press samples
Jo Malone London is here with the fall launches and the new ‘Lost in Wonder’ cologne collection is just perfect to get me through the season with its two new scents. ‘Lost in Wonder’ cologne collection is inspired by the ancient Hanging Gardens that captures the fragrant essence of a majestic scene. The two new scents are Fig & Lotus Flower and Cypress & Grapevine. Two scents were crafted to emphasize the contrasts, the colours and textures of this magical garden scene. Creating an olfactive interpretation of a historical legend from a distant place offers a sense of wanderlust.
“A lost moment in time, imagined in the present. Enter a place of
fabled beauty lovingly created by a gallant king for his wistful queen under
the blazing sun. Faithfully tended, flush with water-splashed flowers
and ripe fruits, trailing vines and statuesque trees. A wonder to behold.”
Fig & Lotus Flower is a luscious and graceful light floral cologne. This floral fruity fragrance is pleasant and leaves a warm scent on my skin. It is perfect to freshen me up in the morning. The keynotes are Fig Leaf, Lotus Flower, and Vetiver.
“Lotus flowers skim the surface of a shimmering pond, their delicate
water-splashed petals gliding down the shaded walkways. Sweeping over
the plump, juicy figs that punctuate the bountiful trees.”
“The top note of Fig Leaf provides a verdant leaf freshness, while the lactonic tones create the distinctively milky scent of fig leaves. The addition of Lotus Flower is dewy and fresh, creating a graceful light floral heart, representing a flower floating on water. The base note, Vetiver, is earthy and rich. Its grassy character harmonizes with the citrus top notes, while its elegant intensity grounds and deepens the fragrance.”
Cypress & Grapevine is a fresh, sensual, aromatic masculine Cologne Intense. This woody aromatic fragrance that is masculine, fresh-chypre which I like more on my husband than me. The keynotes are Cypress, Grapevine, and Moss.
“Foliage and revelry enliven the garden’s expansive terraces and noble arches. The fresh scent of statuesque cypress trees is powered with woody notes of trailing grapevines, grounded with depths of amber for a bold and compelling effect.”
“The top note of Cypress is a resinous woody note that gives the fragrance an aromatic freshness. The heart note of Grapevine is a sensual woody accord, with an unexpected blend of natural cedarwood and vetiver, complemented with warm amber and juicy grape notes. The verdancy of moss cushions the base of the fragrance in earthy, woody warmth. Evocative of undergrowth damp with fresh rain.”
These two new fragrances can be worn alone, or with each other, or with any other scent from the Jo Malone London fragrance collection to create a personalized scent. For example, Jo Malone London recommends Cypress & Grapevine with Wood Sage & Sea Salt for an enlivening, woody pairing, Fig & Lotus Flower with Cypress & Grapevine for a modern, invigorating combination, Fig & Lotus Flower with Wood Sage & Sea Salt for a fresh and luscious floral pairing.
These two new fragrances paint a full olfactive picture of the Hanging Gardens (full story here), when paired together, have so much clarity, freshness and depth. Jo Malone London fragrances including the newest ‘Lost in Wonder’ cologne collection is available at jomalone.ca and in Jo Malone London boutiques.*Press samples
Decorte Eye Glow Gem is one of my top three favourite cream shadows and is one of my most loved and easy to use eye shadow. I shared about them in the past here and now that there are new shades added to the permanent range, I am so excited to share with you here. Not just the way it looks in the jar but also the way it feels on the touch – it is fabulous. If you have not tried these eye glow gems, then I highly recommend – my everyday shades until now are BR380 (swatched here), BR382 and BR383 (swatched here).
Decorte Eye Glow Gem is a lustrous eyeshadow colour that glides very softly and lightly over eyelids. The vibrant and long-lasting eye shadow dome provides a dewy shine with a gradational, three-dimensional effect with every shade. The eyeshadows can be used on its own or multiple shades can be combined to create custom colours to suit the mood and style.
Eye Glow Gem is one of the most unique and luxurious formulas I have used till now. The texture is very light yet creamy, glides on easily and smoothly on the eyelids. One swipe delivers a nice colour and pigment, is easily buildable for an intense look. There are 8 new shades that launched recently and I have swatched them below. Based on the tones, they all are pretty much wearable day and night. The intensity is buildable easily based on the need and liking. The new shades are described below:
BR300 – Rustic Brown
BR301 – Russet Rust
BR304 – Smoky Taupe
PK801 – Flower Mist
BE302 – Cinnamom Cafe
BE303 – Vintage Vanilla
RD400 – Retro Noble
BE802 – Leather Pink
Apart from the beautiful formula, the longevity of the eye glow gems is impressive. I have oily eyelids and on me, without any eye primer, this eye glow gems stay put the whole day. By the end of the day, I notice a little creasing which I am okay to fix with my fingertip – just to mention again that I have oily eyelids and still it stays put so well on my lids.
The exquisite colour and the sheer feeling give a three-dimensional effect that, through layering, stands even more. Without dullness or smudging, they give a beautiful, lasting finish. The finish of the new shades is described as steamy matte which is very unique and to me looks radiant and dewy.
Also, I would like to mention that Decorte Eye glow gem was the first eyeshadow that started my love affair with the cream shadows and a dewy finish on the lids. And I am still a fan. The packaging is so elegant and beautiful, good to grab and put it in the bag or keep it on the vanity.
There is one more amazing new launch from Decorte. Decorte Comfort Day Mist in a pretty pink bottle is a setting and protecting spray. The mist is very lightweight and fine, gives a fresh and vibrant radiance to the skin. It is perfect for setting the makeup and also for refreshing the skin throughout the day. The mist leaves a dewy veil on the skin, it is very soothing and comfortable on the skin. It is hydrating without feeling or looking oily. The mist is infused with a subtle aromatic floral scent which gives antioxidant protection with fragrance of citrus hues. The innovative design of the bottle is ergonomically shaped and easily portable.
Being a fan of Decorte Eye Glow Gem since they launched in Canada, these new shades are so welcome. Decorte skincare and makeup products are available at Decorte Official Website and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples