Hi everyone! How has your week and weekend been? A lot has been happening over the past few days, not just for me (which led to me neglecting my usual Thursday night post – I apologise!) but for Australia. We had our national (Federal) elections yesterday and there has been and will continue to be a lot of talk in the mainstream media as well as social media about it (the # on twitter for it is #auspol). I will not get into any political discussions here other than saying it took me an HOUR to vote! It was unexpectedly busy at my local polling booth! (Voting is compulsory in Australia but it just seemed busier somehow; maybe I should’ve attended earlier to go through faster. )
It’s not long till my trip to New York and I am very excited! I am putting together a post on my personal tips for travel packing which I will upload prior to my departure.
It was a chilly Friday evening in August when us ABBM (Adelaide Beauty Bloggers Meetup) gals and fellow local media reps attended a fun and informative event at local (and simply diviiiine!) eatery Chianti Classico for popular Aussie hair care brand muk. (Don’t confuse it with the Pokemon character! )
Muk. have been in the Aussie market since 2006, and they truly have gone from strength to strength since. They started out with a single men’s styling (wax like) product and continued to branch out, offering a range of affordable shampoos, conditioners as well as a diverse set of styling products.
This year, they have released even more cool products, including the muk. spa range, and new heat styling tools.
The muk. spa range is designed to offer muk. devotees and newbies a full range of hair care products that contain naturally derived products to pamper your hair and scalp. There are no “nasties” (e.g. sulphates) and each product in the range includes quality argan oil.
Each attendee was very lucky to receive a full set of the range to try, and I will report back on my favourites from the range on the blog in the future! I do find that with my fine hair I have to be very careful with argan oil based products, as they can weigh my hair down, so I made sure to ask a lot of questions on the night! What I learnt is that I need to use MUCH less than I have in the past (oops!). I will be sure to let you know which “amounts”/approaches seem to work best on my hair type, as I’m sure there are other fine haired beauty lovers out there!
The muk. team were extremely generous in giving us samples of the spa range to try at home, but I was totally (pleasantly!) shocked when I found out we each had a Style Stick 230-IR to take home! This straightener is amazing – the demos on our own gals on the night were impressive and I have been using it at home since. What is so special about this straightener is that it incorporates infrared as well as ionic technology to help produce super straight locks quickly. You only need to go over the section of hair once, regardless of how thick and/or curly the hair may be. So far I am appreciating the fact the on/off buttons are on the inside of the device (meaning you can’t accidentally turn it off while using it – which I have done with other straighteners!), as well as the fact that I don’t need to re-straighten my hair between washes – usually I’d have to repeat each morning as my hair goes back to its wavy state very easily.
Here’s (guinea pig!) Cally ~
Thank you muk. , Chianti, and my local blogging friends for a memorable evening! I have more pics from the night on my Instagram (@abeautifulstory), Twitter (@beautstoryblog) and Facebook (beautstoryblog) accounts – buttons to the right!
Have you tried muk. products before?
Is there anything in particular that you would like me to cover in my reviews/features of these muk. products, e.g. any particular questions you’d like answered?
Disclosure: I was invited to this event and was admitted free of charge, as a local established blogger.
The products featured here were all provided to me as gifts and I did not receive any monetary
compensation for mentioning them or the muk. brand on the site. Views, as always, are 100%
my own – for more information please go here.