Saturday, September 2, 2017

Peek Inside: Demeliss hair brushes


I squealed. But it was too late. A long lock of mine was lifelessly laying on the floor of the hair salon and the killer was known to be the scorching hot hair straightener. This happened four years ago, and after that I haven't even looked at hair straighteners. To be honest, I had completely discarded straighteners, until I heard that you can now straighten your hair with brushes. More precisely with the new generation electrical hair brushes by Saint Algue that bear the name Demeliss.

Demeliss products recently made it to Estonia and I've had a chance to test them for a few months. I picked out four bushes and named them four sisters in my head. Four very beautiful sisters, no doubt, because all brushes are tastefully golden and with exceptionally beautiful design. But does the substance match the beautiful appearance?  

The first one to catch my attention was Demeliss STEAM that combines a hair brush and hair straighteners. Although it has a small 30 ml water tank and powerful steam technology that should leave the hair super silky, I tested it first without filling the water tank. When I was testing Demeliss STEAM, my faith in a new hair straightener slowly started to recover. The brush has 92 ceramic hot bristles that you can adjust to 150-230 degrees. It seemed that Demeliss STEAM could be given a second chance after the first try. The second time I filled the water tank and hair will be straight indeed, but the result is rather natural. So you can say that Demeliss STEAM helped me get over the hair straightener trauma and I started straightening hair again slowly. I think Demeliss STEAM is especially helpful for people with thicker than average hair and is created for those who have a constant battle against their natural curls. For that kind of hair, Demeliss STEAM is a worthy opponent! More info here.

When I had no faith in hair straighteners, Demeliss PRO started confidently contesting my prejudices. At first I was wondering how a brush like that could even get hair straight. But the hot ceramic bristles did their job and my unruly hair started to shape up soon enough.  The advantage an electric brush has over a regular straightener is that hair gets straight much faster. You can straighten a lot more hair in one go than compared to the little bits with a regular straightener. Demeliss PRO also surprised me pleasantly - you can also use it to curl hair ends. It leaves a nice and natural wave that stays the whole day. More information here.



The advantage an electric brush has over a regular straightener is that hair gets straight much faster. You can straighten a lot more hair in one go than compared to the little bits with a regular straightener. Demeliss PRO also surprised me pleasantly - you can also use it to curl hair ends. It leaves a nice and natural wave that stays the whole day. More information here.  But Demeliss PRO also has a little sister called Demeliss PROmini. 

Lately, my favourite hair style has been to straighten my hair here and there and wear them up or in a bun. A simple bun doesn't mean that you twist your hair together and off you go. No. I like to do waffle curls in some parts of my hair and brush the hair on top of my head with an electric hair brush. This way the result will be carelessly perfect. This is where Demeliss PROmini comes into play - you can brush hair quickly with it. It's a truly convenient brush that I've also taken to the spa with me to brush hair after drying it with a hairdryer. By the way, my 11-year-old daughter really likes Demeliss PROmini, becuse it's so easy and simple to use this brush.  The handier ones of us will be happy to learn that Demeliss PROmini can also be used to create waves. By the way, taking into consideration everything Demeliss PROmini can do, the price is unbelievably cheap (35 eur). I predict it will become a true hit product - it's also a great gift. To make a gift of the beautiful Demeliss PROmini to yourself (or your friend), you don't need to wait for a birthday or Santa Claus. I always say 'happy everyday' and buy the thing my soul lusts after. More info here.


Ma kiljatasin. Kuid siis oli juba hilja. Minu pikk juuksesalk vedeles elutult juuksurisalongi põrandal ja mõrvariks osutus liiga kuum juuksesirgendaja. See juhtus neli aastat tagasi ja pärast seda ei ole ma enam sirgendaja poole isegi vaadanud. Kui aus olla, siis olin sirgendajad enda jaoks igaveseks maha kandnud, kuniks kuulsin, et nüüd saab juuksed sirgeks erinevate harjadega. Täpsemalt Saint Algue uue põlvkonna elektriliste juukseharjadega, mis kannavad kõlavat nime Demeliss.

Demelissi tooted jõudsid äsja Eestisse ja minul on olnud võimalus neid paar kuud testida. Valisin neli harja ja nimetasin nad mõttes neljaks õeks. Kahtlemata väga kauniks õeks, sest kõik harjad on maitsekalt kuldsed ja erakordselt ilusa disainiga. Kuid kas ilusal välimusel on ka sisu? 



Kõige esimesena köitis minu tähelepanu Demeliss STEAM, mis ühendab endas juukseharja ja sirgendaja. Kuigi sellel on väike 30 ml veepaak ja võimas aurotehnoloogia, mille tulemusena peaks juuksed eriti siidised jääma, testisin seda esialgu ilma paaki täitmata. Katsetades Demeliss STEAMi hakkas minu usk uude sirgendajasse tasapisi taastuma. Harjal on 92 keraamilist kuuma harjast, mida saab seadistada vahemikus 150-230 kraadi. Pärast esimest testimist tundus, et Demeliss STEAMile võib anda ka teise võimaluse. Järgmisel korral täitsin paagi ja juuksed jäävad tõepoolest sirgematest sirgemad, kuid tulemus on pigem loomulik. Kui sirgendatud juustel on sageli triikraua efekt, siis Demelissiga seda muret pole. Võib ka öelda, et Demeliss STEAM aitas mul saada üle eelmise sirgendaja traumast ja nii hakkasin vaikselt taas juukseid sirgendama. Minu silmis aitab Demeliss STEAM eriti neid, kellel on kesmisest paksemad juuksed ja on loodud neile, kes peavad lakkamatut võitlust oma loomulike lokkidega. Sellistele juustele on Demeliss STEAM igati väärikas vastane! Vaata rohkem siit.


Kui mul alguses puudus sirgendusharjadesse usk, siis Demeliss PRO hakkas üsna enesekindlalt kõiki minu eelarvamusi ümber lükkama. Esmalt mõtlesin, kuidas see hari üldse juuksed sirgeks saab? Kuid kuumad keraamilised harjased tegid oma töö ja minu kahused juuksed hakkasid õige pea ilmet võtma. 


Elektrilise harja eelis tavalise sirgendaja ees on kahtlemata see, et juuksed saab palju kiiremini sirgeks. Juba paari korraga saan kammida läbi tunduvalt rohkem juukseid, kui jõuaksin salk-salgu haaval sirgendajaga mässates. Demeliss PRO pakkus mulle ka meeldiva üllatuse - nimelt on sellega võimalik juukseotsi koolutada. Ta jätab juusteotsetesse loomuliku laine, mis püsib seal terve päeva. Vaata rohkem siit.  

Kuid Demeliss PROl on ka väike õde, kes kannab nime Demeliss PROmini. Viimasel ajal on mul uus lemmiksoeng - sirgendan juuksed siit-sealt ära ja kannan kas patsi või keeran juuksed hoopis krunniks. Lihtne krunn ei pruugi tähendada aga seda, et keeran juuksed lihtsalt kokku ja läinud ma olengi. Ei. Mulle meeldib esmalt osad juuksejuured kergelt krepitada ja pealael olevad juuksed elektrilise juukseharjaga läbi kammida. Nii jääb tulemus hooletult perfektne. Siin tuleb mängu Demeliss PROmini, millega saab juuksed kiiresti läbi kammida. Tegemist on tõeliselt mugava harjaga, mida olen ka SPA-sse kaasa võtnud, et pärast föönitamist juuksed läbi kammida. Muide, Demeliss PROmini meeldib väga mu 11aastasee tütrele, sest lapsel on väga mugav nii kerge harjaga toimetada.



Osavnäppudele teadmiseks, et Demeliss PROminiga saab juustesse ka laineid luua. Muide, kõige selle juures, mida Demeliss PROmini suudab korda saata, on hind muinasjutuliselt soodne (35 eur). Ennustan, et sellest saab hitt: tegemist on tõeliselt efektse kingitusega. Selleks, et endale (või sõbrannale) üks ilus Demeliss PROmini kinkida, pole vaja oodata sünnipäeva või jõulumeest. Mina ütlen endale tavaliselt: "Palju õnne argipäevaks!" ja ostan siis asja, mida hing parasjagu ihaldab. Vaata rohkem siit.


Neljast Demelissi õest on kahtlemata kõige müstilisem Demeliss SLIM. Disain on väga eriline ja pakist välja võttes tekkis mul küsimus, kas saan selle omapärase tegelasega üldse sina-peale või lõppeb see nii, et pakin ta karpi tagasi ... Tegelikkuses on keerulise disaini taga lihtsad lahendused. Nimelt saab sellega juukseid üsna juuksejuure lähedalt sirgendada. Kui sul on hästi peened juuksekarvad, siis see Demeliss SLIM on just sulle loodud. Samuti on ta oivaline nende jaoks, kellel on õhemad juuksed. Seda harja kasutades panin osad juuksed kinni ja lasin harjal juustes rahulikult nurruda. Kui juuksed olid sirged, võtsin ette järgmised salgud ja kümne minutiga olid juuksed korras. Sarnaselt Demeliss PROle saab sellega väga edukalt juukseotsi koolutada. Vaata rohkem siit.

Kõigi Demeliss harjade üks eesmärk on kinkida terved juuksed ka pärast suurt sirgendamismaratoni. Tean paljusid, kes sirgendavad igal hommikul juukseid ja kurdavad, et juuste taastamiseks kulub liiga palju aega ja raha. Demeliss SLIMist saab minu silmis kiiruses keerlevate inimeste lemmik. See on kerge ja käepärane. Ideaalne käekotti pista ja soengule kontori tualetis kiire lihv anda (mu kolleeg võtab alatasa sirgendaja tööle kaasa ja kohe kui ülemus on silmapiirilt kadunud, asub ta keset kontorit kiirelt soengut värskendama...). Kui rääkida kiirusest, siis tasub vahel aeg hoopis maha võtta ja vaadata oma mänguasju lähemalt. Kui Meisiga Hilton Park Tallinn hotellis Eri Klasi nimelises sviidis terve pika hommikupooliku Demelissi harjadega soenguid tegin, nautisin, kuidas aeg korraks seisis. Lisaks tervetele juustele võiks Demelissi glamuursed tooted olla just need, mis aitavad korraks aja maha võtta. Soengu tegemine on omamoodi teraapia. Ärme pööra sellele lihtsale luksusele selga. 




FOTOD: Meisi Volt
TÄNAME: Hilton Park Tallinn hotell
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Monday, August 28, 2017

Instagram Inspiration: Vanelja & Vanillacrunnch


It happened a few years ago. I baked two big pies for my husband's birthday and called a taxi to take them to his work where he was supposed to have a little birthday happening with his colleagues. Since I'm loyal to one taxi company, I knew the taxi driver who picked me up, for a long time.  I got into the car with the hot pies steaming and we were on our way. 

Soon enough the taxi driver asked what smelled so good. I replied I baked pies for my husband's birthday and he's going to offer them at work. The taxi driver thought for a while and asked whether I baked them myself. Yes, myself, I replied. The taxi driver thought for a moment again and asked again if I really baked the pies myself. I said that a salmon pie isn't really that difficult to make... The taxi driver is quiet again. Finally, he looks at me and says it's completely unbelievable - he would have never thought I could cook. If normally I have something to say about things, I was out of words this time. It wasn't the first time. 

One weekend, a relative came to visit and I'd taken the lamb out of the oven and she asked whether I'd really made it myself. I said it's not really a big deal to put the lamb in the oven... She said something like, well, you're more in the beauty world and you do your makeup... So I concluded that it's as if one excludes the other - if you know how to apply foundation, you probably don't cook a lamb in the oven. I think making food is something very obvious. I've seen my parents cook since I was little so it couldn't be mission impossible. 

However, I've lately come across some Instagram accounts devoted to food and the cakes and cocktails there look too extraordinary to be true. One of them belongs to Virpi Mikkonen from Finland who's the author of two cook books and the force behind the blog Vanelja. Another Instagram account I'm a big fan of, belongs to Lara from Switzerland. She started experimenting with food and the result is a fantastic blog called Vanillacrunnch. Eleven images in this Instagram Inspiration are from Virpi and the other eleven from Lara. A big applause to those two women from Stellarium! Which food blogs do you follow?

See juhtus paar aastat tagasi. Küpsetasin kodus oma abikaasa sünnipäeva puhul kaks suurt pirukat ja tellisin seejärel takso, et need talle tööle viia, kus ta pidi kolleegidele sünnipäeva puhul suupärast pakkuma. Kuna ma olen ühele ja samale taksofirmale lojaalne, tundsin juba ammu taksojuhti, kes mulle järgi tuli.

Istusin auravate pirukatega autosse ja asusime teele. Õige pea küsis taksojuht: "Mis siin nii hästi lõhnab?" Vastasin, et küpsetasin abikaasa sünnipäeva puhul pirukad, mida ta tööl pakub. Taksojuht jäi hetkeks mõttesse ja küsis äkki: "Et nagu ise küpsetasid?" Mina siis vastu, et ikka ise. Taksojuht jälle mõtleb hetke ja siis küsib üle: "Sa nagu päris ise küpsetasid piruka?" Mina omakorda vastu, et see lõhepirukas pole kuigi keeruline... Taksojuht jälle vait. Lõpuks vaatab mind ja ütleb: "Täiesti uskumatu! Ma poleks seda küll arvanud, et sa süüa teha oskad..." Kui ma tavaliselt oskan midagi öelda, siis sel korral ei osanud ma enam midagi öelda. Õigupoolest polnud see esimene kord. 

Ühel nädalavahetuse tuli sugulane külla ja kui olin ahjust lamba võtnud, küsis ta, kas see on tõesti ise tehtud. Vastasin, et mis see siis ka ära ei ole, lammas ahju pista... Tema vastas seepeale midagi sellist, et noh, sa rohkem ikka ilumaailmas ja meigid end... Siit tegin ma järelduse, et üks justkui välistaks teise - kui oskad jumestuskreemi näkku panna, siis ilmselt lammast juba ahjus ei küpseta. Minu meelest on toidu tegemine midagi iseenesest mõistetavat. Ma olen lapsepõlvest peale näinud, kuidas mu vanemad süüa teevad, seega ei saa see olla võimatu missioon. 

Tõsi, viimasel ajal olen aga leidnud toidule pühendatud Instagrami kontosid, kus koogid ja kokteilid näevad välja liiga muinasjutulised, et olla tõsi. Üks nendest kuulub Virpi Mikkonenile, kes on Soomes kahe kokaraamatu autor ja blogi Vanelja taga. Teine Instagrami konto, mida tohutult fännan, kuulub Šveitsis elavale Larale, kes alustas toiduga eksperimenteerimisega ja tulemuseks on fantastiline blogi nimega Vanillacrunnch. Esimesed 11 kaadrit Instagrami Inspiratsioonist on pärit Virpilt ja teised 11 Laralt. Stellarium teeb nendele kahele naisele suure aplausi! Milliseid imelisi toidule pühendatud Instagrami kontosid jälgid sina? 


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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thanks for a fun party, Polhem!



The looming autumn doesn't only show in the fact that you need a jacket in August in Estonian climate to face the cold wind, but also the lovely invitations to events where autumn trends and interesting beauty news are introduced. One of the first events I took my daughter to years ago, was Polhem Showroom press day. I remember her running around between beautiful displays at the time, and I was afraid the lipstick arrangement was gonna fall over. Since then, when I've had a chance to participate in Polhelm's press day, my daughter comes along. It's our little tradition.   

Another Polhem press day took place this week, and I discovered some new brands for myself. In the opening photo I'm posing in a Pinko coat that I would have liked to sneak out with, but that wouldn't have gone down too well, I'm afraid. Another brand that caught my eye was Parfois handbags. If I had to choose between a new dress and a new bag, as a hopeless materialist, I would go for both. But if I had to choose just one, it would most definitely be a bag. And the display at the showroom means that I am planning to have a look at their handbags in the shop. Being on a constant lookout for new beauty products, I discovered Kocostar cosmetics - another find! 

What comes to my daughter, she picked up completely different things. The pink knit by Liisa Soolep caught her eye, and she was begging me to buy it for her. I said we're at a showroom and you can't buy stuff here. She said that she has money with her and he can also buy it herself. But luckily photographer Meisi intervened and explained my little one that indeed you can't buy things from a showroom, and so my daughter took a dive into the world of Lush. Since we have our own special relationship with bath products (read about it here), then Lush won both of our hearts. 

In addition, we got a luxurious goodie bag and as soon as we got into the cab, my daughter pushed her little curious nose into the bag and started rummaging through it. What can I say? I was lucky. My daughter left me the catalogues and a face mask. But her special favourite was the canvas bag by Latvian brand One Wolf and she lent it to me later for a photo in Insta Story... So that's the case for now. Thanks for a fun party, Polhem!




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