Marula Oil brush, style card and Kenra and Paul Mitchell products

The wonderful ladies of Salon Success UK invited me to this year's Jingle & Mingle event and as always, it was a fantastic night. Not only did we get to sample some delicious food in Leeds but I met some new faces, caught up with other bloggers and we were all spoilt with lots of lovely haircare gifts.

Paul Mitchell Neon Haircare Set

Close up of Paul Mitchell Neon haircare set and stickers

Paul Mitchell usually have some great campaigns and 2017 is no different. Since the event I've used some of these PM products and let me tell you, they are ideal 'treat yo'self' purchases or very kind Christmas stocking fillers for others.

Bright, bold and it has STICKERS. The 'Neon' gift set includes shampoo (sugar cleanse), conditioner (sugar rinse) and straightening cream (sugar cream) and as the names of each would suggest, smells incredibly sweet!

This set would make a wonderful gift for a younger person, as the campaign it stands behind helps The Diana Award and Stand Up To Bullying, charities who play a hugely important part in putting an end to bullying in schools, college and society. The products are fab and the addition of the stickers and handy coin purse make it a great teenage present idea.

Marula Oil brush and Colorwash shampoo

The Marula Oil brush is absolutely a game changer and by far my favourite product we were shown - if you're part of the Tangle Teezer brigade then please, STEP DOWN.

The brush bristles are stronger than a standard teasing brush and I still find it very easy to run it through damp and dry hair; it stays matt-free for far longer. Ultimately it looks pretty, it doesn't tear my hair out and you know what? It makes me really, really happy.

Marula Oil brush and Gem Lites colorwash shampoo

Alongside this I've been trying out the Colorwash by Gem Lites, which is actually a shampoo with toner. Coming in a huge range of colours, it actually helps add some colour to your natural or dyed hair over several washes. As I'm currently sporting a subtle ombre, this one has added some golden tones to my existing blonde and I'm loving the warmer look over Winter.

As it's a strong cleansing shampoo, it can leave your hair feeling a little dry so I've been using it in combination with the Kenra conditioner (more on this below!)

Kenra Professional haircare products

We were also treated to a beautiful Kenra Professional and Platinum set, which smells incredible and these products are a fab, premium gift option for Christmas.

The 'Afformation' hairspray is super and doesn't weigh down fine hair, which is something I really struggle to find. I found the 'Revive' conditioner in particular to be a huge winner. It's a thick consistency and both the shampoo/conditioner are advertised to reduce breakages, which is a life saver of prone-to-tangling hair!

Overall, there are an awful lot of positives about the products I've tried, and a huge thanks to Salon Success and the brands for a super event.

Let me know if you've used any of these before, or if you're thinking about gifting them this Christmas!