Thursday, 2 January 2014

Review | Umberto Giannini Backcomb In A Bottle & #7Days7Ways



I was rececntly challenged by the team at Umberto Giannini to take part in their #7days7ways campaign. I am awful at styling my hair, if I am making an effort I will probably curl it, that's as good as it gets! Umberto Giannini have challenged bloggers to use their Glam Hair range of products to recreate one of the seven looks you can see here. I think the campaign is brilliant as it shows how many fun looks can be created with their range of products, it's given me a bit of inspiration to be a different with my hair!

I decided the look I might have a chance of recreating was 'Messy Boho' that you can see modeled by the gorgeous brand ambassador Tali Lennox. To achieve this look (or my version) I washed my hair with a clarifying shampoo and conditioner to remove product build up. I usually let my hair dry naturally as it's damaged, but this does nothing to help my lack of volume, so I tipped my head upside down and used a cool heat setting to blow dry. I set my parting quite far on one side and used the Umberto Giannini Backcomb In a Bottle*, an award winning and best selling product. It's brilliant as it saves your hair from the damage backcombing can cause. I spritzed this into my roots, massaged it in and my hair had instant volume. I pulled across a section of hair and pinned it back to finish.

It was such a quick and easy style to do and I really like the way it looks. I'm really impressed with the Backcomb In A Bottle, it gave my hair a lot of texture and lift at the roots, which is hard to do as my hair is very flat and always drops very quickly. If I wanted really big hair it would be really easy to achieve by using the product and gently teasing my hair to give even more volume.

What do you think of my Messy Boho look? I have a few more products from the Glam Hair range to try so look forward to those reviews, and I might try to recreate another one of the more complicated looks!
You can purchase the Umberto Giannini Glam Hair range here.

*pr sample sent for use in the campaign 

25 comments:

  1. Stephanie2 January 2014 at 16:48

    This is a lovely little tutorial! I really want to try the backcomb in a bottle!


    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxxx

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    1. Ellie Steadman2 January 2014 at 22:41

      Really worth trying out!!x

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  2. casuallyawkward2 January 2014 at 17:24

    your hair looks so lovely (:
    Happy New Year xx
    casualllyawkward.blogspot.com

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    1. Ellie Steadman2 January 2014 at 22:41

      Thanks so much!x

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  3. Linda Rose Malt2 January 2014 at 17:44

    Hair looks amazing, as does your make up!
    PS Blogger/Beauty Addict!

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    1. Ellie Steadman2 January 2014 at 22:41

      Thanks so much Linda! x

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  4. Cornelia Kennedy2 January 2014 at 21:52

    Love your hair colour! Gorgeous eye make up!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Ellie Steadman2 January 2014 at 22:42

      Thanks so much Cornelia!x

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  5. Albertine Brandon2 January 2014 at 22:33

    You hair looks amazing here, also love the eye makeup you've done! Saw you've been having some nasty comments made about you on a certain site, just want you to know I think you're beautiful and a fab blogger, so just ignore them if you can, they're just being silly. xx

    |DippyWrites|

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    1. Ellie Steadman2 January 2014 at 22:43

      Thank you so, so much lovely. Yeah it's not nice to read but bitches will bitch ey? That's really sweet of you and it means a lot! Thank you xx

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  6. Josie3 January 2014 at 01:21

    Your hair looks lovely! I actually bought this product a while ago but had no clue how to use it (such a hair/beauty novice!) so gave it to a friend. Think I might have to repurchase now, as I backcomb my hair a lot and it's not doing it any good at all xxx

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    1. Ellie Steadman4 January 2014 at 13:14

      Definitely a brilliant product that won't damage your hair!
      Thanks so much :)
      xx

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  7. Nicola3 January 2014 at 01:28

    Your hair looks incredible! The 'Messy Boho' look works so well with your ombre hair :) xx

    niccocolaful.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ellie Steadman4 January 2014 at 13:15

      Thanks so much Nicola! :) xx

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  8. Coco N3 January 2014 at 03:35

    Not the focus but your eyeshadow is gorgeous xx

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    1. Ellie Steadman4 January 2014 at 13:15

      Thank you :)!!x

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  9. Chloe3 January 2014 at 13:30

    Ahh Ellie I love this! Your hair looks amazing, definitely a style I'd go for! As many people have said too, your eye makeup looks incredible!

    Chloe xx

    Chloe's Way

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    1. Ellie Steadman4 January 2014 at 13:16

      Thank you Chloe!! :) xx

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  10. Nadine-Adele3 January 2014 at 14:01

    Oooo I love Umberto Giannini... smells gorgeous!
    Hello, Tigerface!

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    1. Ellie Steadman4 January 2014 at 13:16

      It smells lovely, I agree :)!x

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  11. Jackie3 January 2014 at 14:09

    Your hair looks lovely and the product sounds great!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    1. Ellie Steadman4 January 2014 at 13:16

      Thank you Jackie :) xx

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  12. Jemma Lamble3 January 2014 at 21:32

    I've still got my bottle of this I bought 2 years ago haha! I do love it but forget about it so thanks for reminding me I have this because I can now dig it out! xx

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    1. Ellie Steadman4 January 2014 at 13:16

      Go forth and volumsise! xx

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  13. Sara Thomas7 January 2014 at 13:43

    I spy Harry Styles.

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