GLOSSY is the new matte feat. Clairol Natural Instincts + win a trip to NYC!

Put away those matte lipsticks because SS17 is all about gloss! In my latest beauty posts, I’ve talked about glossy eyes, shiny lips and even face gloss. Yes, it exists and done right, it can look super chic and editorial. We’re even seeing gloss in fashion, and vinyl pants and skirts are everywhere. As someone with an extensive collection of shiny patent leather shoes, vinyl skirts are just a natural progression in my wardrobe so I’m totally jumping on the gloss wagon.

Regardless of where you stand on this trend, I think we can all agree that glossy hair is always chic. From adding oils and treatments to hair, we’re all striving for shiny, healthy looking hair. In this post, I’ll be sharing my low maintenance hair tricks and tips with you, as well as announcing my partnership with Clairol Natural Instincts and how using this semi-permanent at home dye can add gloss and strengthen your hair at the same time.


I get a lot of questions about my hair – where I get it done, how I style it and how I get it cut. The truth is I’m really low maintenance when it comes to my hair. My whole life I’ve never really enjoyed going to the salon so I’ve picked up a few tricks along the way to minimize my visits. To start, my cut is a blunt lob that’s slightly longer in the front and shorter in the back and I always have my hairdresser thin out the bulkiness at the bottom because my hair is so thick. Most importantly this cut grows out well so I can go months between visits. Another thing I do is keep heat styling to a minimum and I always use a heat protector. I wash my hair about two to three times a week to prevent further damage and I almost always let it air dry.


Another thing I do is maintain my colour at home with a quick monthly touch up. Clairol Natural Instincts is a non-permanent at-home hair colour that gives natural-looking results because it contains coconut oil, aloe, vitamin, and antioxidants. The coconut oil in Natural Instincts adds moisture, further strengthening and preventing damage. To be honest, up until last year I had virgin hair and the thought of putting dye in my hair was really frightening to me. Even though I colour my hair at home I try to keep it natural looking because again, I’m super low maintenance with my hair! Natural Instincts is definitely the way to go if you’re looking to add gloss to your hair with a touch of colour.


Since Natural Instincts adds a subtle shift to your existing hair colour, it’s best to stay within a shade or two of your existing shade. That’s why I went with shade 5A, Clove, a medium cool brown, which was recommended to me by James Corbett, Clairol’s Colour Director. I’ve included a coupon code for you guys here so you can go try it out for yourselves. Make sure you let me know what you think!


I dyed my hair early one morning before heading for a super busy day full of meetings and events. It was super easy, just 10 minutes and my hair was shiny and healthy looking again.

I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of odor in the dye. Again, it’s ammonia free so it didn’t sting my eyes or bother my cats who were in the powder room with me and curious to see what I was up to.


Natural Instincts is a gloss that’s nourishing for the hair. It contains coconut oil, aloe, vitamins, and antioxidants. The coconut oil adds moisture, further strengthening and preventing damage.



  • Quick and easy at home dye. Takes as little as 10 minutes!

  • Subtle colour enhancement to current hair colour with a beautiful, glossy finish.

  • Semi-permanent. Lasts only 28 washes.

  • No harsh root-line.

  • 0% ammonia free.

  • Gently blends away greys.

  • Adds a boost of shine to your natural colour – use monthly to restore the gloss.

  • Natural Instincts is available in 32 shades. It retails for $8.99 and can be found at most major retailers.

Another reason I was excited for this partnership is because it involves giving back to you guys for being such awesome readers and always supporting me. Seriously, thank you! 

So here’s the deal – I’m giving away two amazing prizes:

Prize 1

  • Year supply of Clairol Natural Instincts

Prize 2

  • A trip for 2 to New York City, one of my favourite cities ever!

The prize includes:

  1. Two flights

  2. Two nights hotel stay (one room)

  3. One colour consultation and haircut at the James Corbett Salon, Clairol Colour Director

  4. One Visa gift card for $500 in spending money

In order to enter the contest, you’ll need to try out the Clairol Natural Instincts product, take a photo and share on Instagram using #GlossBoss. Clairol is also offering a coupon code for $2 off all Natural Instincts products! To download the coupon, click here: Really looking forward to you trying out Natural Instincts and seeing why I’ve been loving it!

Good luck!


Rules & Regulations

  1. Contest closes on Monday June 19th at 12:00 am.

  2. Must be Canadian Resident.

  3. Hair appointment with James Corbett, Clairol Colour Director to take place on June 24, 2017 in NYC at the James Corbett Salon. Recommended travel is Friday, June 23, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017.



DISCLAIMER: I partnered with Clairol to create this blog post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own and I only partner with brands that I truly love prior to being contacted!