Shine Pretty

The birds are singing. The sun is shining. The last of the snow has melted away. Spring is finally here! After a long winter of hiding, I am shedding my layers. It’s time to shine!

With the change of seasons, I have been doing some spring cleaning (ah it feels so good!) and revamping my routine. My hair is colour-treated and I am more regularly curling my hair. That, paired with wearing winter hats has left my hair pretty dry and dull over the past few months.

L'Oreal Nutri-Shimmer Crystal line

Enter L’Oreal’s Nutri-Shimmer Crystal line. I’ve been testing out the line, and boy, my hair has reached a whole new level of glossy! We’re talking Duchess Kate-level glossy brown.

L'Oreal Nutri-Shimmer Crystal closeup

Look Ma, they contain actual shimmer! I put the Nutri-Shimmer Crystal Shampoo, Instant Miracle, and Conditioner to the test in that order.

L'Oreal Nutri-Shimmer Crystal results

My hair has actually never been this shiny! Using this hair care line makes my hair manageable and extra straight, even when I just naturally air dry. Naturally air-drying does make my hair fall flat at the roots, so I’d rather blow dry with a round brush to get that lift that I love. I think those with curly hair will like this line a lot, as it eliminates frizz really well.

New shiny hair requires perfectly lit up skin. Hands up if the winter has turned your skin dull and grey. The spring season triggers my tendency to highlight all the things! With a highlighting powder or light champagne eyeshadow, I go to town! On it goes atop my cheekbones, brow bones, and my eyes’ inner corners for big, fresh eyes that twinkle.

Shine Pretty shimmery highlight

My favourite way to shine? My smile. 🙂 I use a whitening toothpaste and mouthwash, but if you know me, I just can’t get away from my coffee! To make my teeth shine and look extra white, I opt for a blue-based lipstick, like this perfect dark glossy red.

Shine Pretty red glossy lips

Products used: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Beige, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Dragon

Shine Pretty Final Look

What are your favourite ways to shine pretty?


Nutri-Shimmer Crystal is the new ultra-light haircare formula that transforms long, dull, fine hair, giving up to 50% more shine with your 1st use.


Disclosure: This post was brought to you by L’Oréal Paris via Glam Media Canada.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of L’Oréal Paris.

  • EHHH so I can has sparkles? It’s ok for color treated hair, then? Will have to look! I want shiny hair – you’re looking so gorgeous, Arianne! All the pretties!

    • Thank you Larie! 🙂 I think it should be good for colour treated hair.

  • You look so pretty in the pictures Arianne! I love your smile!

  • Liz

    Your hair looks so shiny! PREEEEETTY.

  • You look amazing my dear! Yay for spring and Kate-level glossy hair LOL, I’m loving this look on you.

  • Rema Gouyez-Benallal

    love this SO much

  • Holy geez, Arianne! I have literally never had hair this shiny in my life. *.* ♥

    • Thanks Rae! I was actually surprised how shiny this makes my hair. It actually does what it promises.