L'Oreal Casting Gloss Sunkiss Jelly; First Impressions.

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When I first spotted L'Oreal's latest new hair release; I was instantly sold. After a good few days of searching online (I was getting excited) I finally found it in Boots - and best of all I used my points to pay! Having been back to my natural brunette hair colour for over two years now, now and again I wonder how it would feel to pop back over to the lighter side. What puts me off spending hours and hours in the hairdressers is not only the amount of time that it takes; but it also cannot always go the way you want it to and most importantly it's very expensive! If I was to have a full head of highlights on my natural hair now, it would cost me at least £80.00 - money that I really cannot afford to waste right now. So, bearing that in mind, let me introduce you to the wonder that is L'Oreal's Sunkiss Jelly.
 
The Sunkiss Jelly is aimed at blonde to brunette hair and can be applied either all over the hair, as random highlights or you can apply as an ombre. The Sunkiss Jelly comes in three different shades - Light Brown to Dark Blonde (That's me!), Dark Blonde to Light Blonde and Light Blonde to Very Light Blonde. One thing I must point out is that the Sunkiss Jely isn't advised to be used on already coloured or highlighted hair - but I have done so on my ombre and have had no problems at all. The kit comes with a tube of jelly and gloves - I don't feel the need to wear the gloves as there is no strong scent, it feels like applying a normal serum to your hair. I first tested this out with a little strand of my hair that I snipped off - I felt like a secret scientist. This strand was purely brunette and quite a darkish shade. So far, I have applied four applications to the strand and have only noticed a very very slight difference in colour, so here I am not overly impressed so far.
 
However, it's not all seeming doom and gloom as I put it to the full test after I washed my hair. The Sunkiss Jelly doesn't need to be rinsed out which is a bonus! After washing my hair, I applied the jelly all over the lighter shades of my hair, mainly on my ombre and blasted it with a hairdryer - this is supposed to intensify the shade of blonde. I was really impressed as my ombre looked a lot fresher and definitely looked lighter - this was also after just one use! I also applied a few strands to my natural colour, and was pleased to notice that some highlights had come through and looked really natural. I have a sneaky feeling that is a summer essential - it's an absolute steal at just £4.99.
 
Would you try the Sunkiss Jelly? x
 
 
 
 
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18 comments

  1. I was wondering whether this would work for me, but for only a fiver I think I'll definitely pick it up and try! My hairs mostly dark but bleached at the ends so it could work! Thakns for the review :) xx

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  2. Might have to give this a go, was unsure as my hair is coloured! X

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  3. How have I not heard about this before!! It sounds amazing, I also have ombre so the top half of my hair is my natural colour and this sounds like it would be great for gradually lightening up all over which I've been wanting to do for Summer :) Also I don't know why but I want it even more because it's described as a jelly haha! Xx

    A Blonde Moment

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  4. Oh I'm a bit disappointed now. I saw the advert and was instantly sold but if it didn't work much on the brunette parts of your hair it definetly won't work for me! So sad!

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  5. I really can't wait to try this :) xx
    http://loobydoobahhdiidoo.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I really want to get this! I can't wait to try it out because it sounds fab! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

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  7. This looks really good! Especially for doing little touch ups when you can't afford the hairdressers as you say! Thanks for sharing :)

    Suitcase and Sandals Blog - Travel, Lifestyle and Fashion

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  8. It's a shame this didn't work too well on darker hair but it does sound like a really interesting product. x

    JordanAlice

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  9. I saw this advertised on the tv and was going to buy it tomorrow, but now I know it doesn't really work well on brunette hair I won't bother haha, my hair is medium brown, so I doubt it would do anything at all :(

    Thanks for the review though, and your photo's are really lovely :) & Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

    Laura x | http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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  10. I saw the advert for this product on the tv and was quite interested in how it would perform so it is fab to hear it did make a difference to your hair. It is a little disappointing that it isn't aimed at those with dyed darker hair (there is definitely a gap in the market for one there) but like you said I think the key to it being successful is for those with natural or lightened hair. Thanks for the review :) x

    Barbie Sparkles | UK Beauty Blog

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  11. I;ve seen the advert for this and it looks pretter impressive!
    Ooh oh I always do a little tester piece to!! hehee.

    My hairs ombred but I want to go a few shades lighter all over, so this does really sound pretty perfect for me!
    I've been waiting for a review of this for a while!

    I love your blog by the way, now following :)
    Kelly from | Daydreams & Daisychains

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  12. I'm trying it out at the moment, and was really impressed at first (I have dark blonde/light brown hair). By the 3rd use it started turning my hair a bit ginger...although this could be the effect it has on coloured hair. It's not too bad for £6!

    Sophie/ www.prettyandpolished.co.uk

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  13. Oh god I'm glad I found this review! I bought this product last week after being really excited about seeing it on TV and wanting to try it out. Now I've got the pack at home and noticed you should use it on natural hair, but mine has been dyed - it has been a few months but still.
    I was already thinking of returning it, but if you say it still works I'll give it a go :)
    xx Ann-Kathrin

    annxkathrin.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I am really tempted to try this as I fancy a few highlights, but don't want to pay a hair dresser to do it. It sounds easy to do and a bargain price

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  15. I really fancy giving this a try, but I'm ginger so I wouldn't really know which colour to go for or whether it would work at all

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  16. Hi, the colour on the box isn't the colour that you are, it's the colour that you want to be. The gel is in three strengths (like Sun-In is) with #01 being the mildest and giving you light brown to dark blonde hair colour, #02 being stronger, giving you dark blonde to light blonde hair colour and #03 being the strongest of the three and giving you light blonde to very light blonde hair colour. So if you've tried the weaker of the three, that being #01 and are not happy with it, then try one of the stronger ones. :)

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  17. I purchased this product the other day and I'm super excited to try it. I have a blonde ombre at the moment so I'm hoping just to lighten up the top part of my natural hair with some lighter highlights. fingers crossed it works!

    SugarPlumPosts.

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