Genevieve’s besties of the week

Chanukah is upon us and for those that are celebrating, this means one thing… What eight gifts do I get someone?!?

If like me, you leave everything until the last minute, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with the perfect Chanukah gifts!

IKOO Paddle X brush

 One of the most visible features of the paddle x are the X ventilation slots: the warm air of the hair dryer can go out easily and quickly, without stressing the hair. The hair-cortex will not damage when styling. During the blow drying process, as moisture escapes, harmful heat is not built up. It also massages the scalp and gives me the best bloody at home blow-dry (so for this reason, the IKOO Paddle X is my favourite holiday gift).

IKOO Oyster brush

IKOO brushes not only serve as excellent brushes, but also guarantee a daily-spa-experience from the sanctuary of your own home. The innovative structure is designed to massage the scalp during every brush, thus, increasing levels of relaxation. It’s the perfect hand held brush to work in a hair mask or conditioner and it also works as an amazing detangler for those with stubborn hair.

Bed Head Tigi Massive Shine hair spray

 Massive shine hairspray gives serious hold, adds body and resists humidity while guarding against dryness. What we love about it? It holds any style and is good for any hair length and texture.

How the hell do I use it?

As a working hairspray hold 10-12 inches from dry hair and spray evenly, layering as needed. If using with heat tools, spot spray each section with a light misting as you style, finish your look with a final layer to set.

Moroccan Oil (Travel Size) Moisture Repair shampoo and conditioner.

 Repair damaged hair caused by colour, chemical processing or heat styling. Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Shampoo gently and effectively cleanses and revives hair to leave it nourished, manageable and strong. Infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, reconstructive keratin and fatty acids, this moisturizing shampoo mends broken strands and dead ends to restore elasticity, moisture and shine. And what is a good shampoo with an even better conditioner? Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Conditioner gently and effectively detangles and conditions the hair to leave it hydrated, manageable and strong.

Screaming beauty pocket perfume

 This is the perfect gift for the festive season. What is so great about these mini-size perfumes is that they are perfect for travellers and women on-the-go, these pocket-size perfumes allow you carry your fragrance without carting around a full bottle. Sounds like a dream to us.

Matis SOS Paste

 Dedicated to skin with imperfections, the SOS paste contributes to activate the absorption of pimples and prevents their appearance. It exfoliates, purifies and absorbs the sebum excess. Pimples are dried up and diminished.

How the hell do I use it?

In the morning: Cover the blemishes with Matis Reponse Purete SOS Paste, leave it on for 10 minutes and remove.
In the evening: On perfectly cleansed skin, apply Matis Reponse Purete SOS Paste to the blemishes. Leave it on all night long.

Matis SPF 50

 This is perfect for the harsh African sun. A Multi-protection daily treatment, City protect™ 50 is an essential ally to protect the skin from pollution, UV rays and free radicals. Its light, transparent, matte and non-greasy texture improves the make-up application and its hold.

How the hell do I use it?

To be applied on the entire face and neck avoiding eye contour area.

WOW Root cover up  

  • Covers grey seamlessly, even covers dark roots and extends highlights without peroxide
  • Precise application, no mess like sprays
  • Never stiff, sticky or waxy like mascaras and crayons
  • Looks completely natural, mimics hair’s reflective qualities
  • Water resistant formula, you can even swim in it
  • No waxes, dyes or parabens
  • Can also be used to fill in hairlines and cover gaps to create the look of thicker hair