Bumble and Bumble Shine On (And On) Finishing Spray Is Diva Kitty Approved!

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bumble and bumble shine on finishing spray

“Bitch, don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.”

–Tabs the Cat

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live with a creature so beautiful, so genetically blessed, that the mere sight of his silky fur fills supermodels with envy and makes stylists question their careers, let me tell ya, it ain’t easy.


Don’t get me wrong — I love Tabs’ shiny coat. It’s one of the reasons I fell in love with him. Even though he’d been living on the streets when we met, he had fur like a feline Adonis.

bumble and bumble shine on finishing spray

Even my mom is obsessed with it. When she visited this summer she asked, “Do you guys feed him something special? His fur is so shiny! I wish I had hair like that.”

When I told her that he weighed 18 pounds, rather than suggest he get more exercise or go on a diet, she said, “Leave him alone. He takes after the big-boned side of the family!” πŸ™‚ She lavished so much attention on him that I think his little kitty ego was about to explode.

Since that visit, Tabs has been even more of a diva when it comes to his fur, and now he refuses to be seen in public with me unless I do something to drastically enhance my hair.

Just the other day he texted, “Woman, that mop you call hair needs to shine. Make it happen, ASAP! I canÒ€ℒt take it anymore.”


Since whatever Tabby wants, Tabby gets, I paid an emergency visit to the salon and asked my stylist, Alis, for a recommendation. As a fellow cat lady, and one living with not one but two demanding kitties, she understood the urgency and handed me a bottle of Bumble and Bumble Shine On (And On…) Finishing Spray ($25 for a 4.2-oz. bottle).

It’s a new lightweight liquid spray to add shine while taming flyaways and enhancing dimension. In a way, it does for hair what ribbons and bows do for presents.

Mist it directly on your hair or into your palms first, and then run your fingers through from roots to ends to thoroughly distribute the product. I’ve been using two sprays on my thick, medium-length hair.

bumble and bumble shine on finishing spray back

bumble and bumble shine on finishing spray ingredients

Oh, Bumble fans, you might recognize the light jasmine scent, which I think smells exactly like Brilliantine, a product I’ve been using and loving for about 10 years.

Alis said that Shine On is like a liquid version of Brilliantine. Both of them add shine, smooth flyaways and give hair a piece-ey look (more dimension), but Shine On feels lighter on my ‘do. Great if you’re looking for lots of volume.

I’ve been using Brilliantine to keep Lloyd Christmas down (gawd, he’s been so poofy lately!) and now Shine On for the rest of my hair.

So far, Tabs approves.

Believe it or not, that’s his approval face. πŸ™‚

PRICE: $25 for a 4.25-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at salons, beauty supply stores, Sephora and also online

I’m going nuts for these bars…

And my tummy just rumbled as I typed this sentence, LOL! Please, please tell me that you’ve had a Kind Bar, because I kind of think you’ll like them a lot. They’re from Trader Joe’s (of course) and come in a bunch of different flavors. I like the Almond & Coconut one best.


So yummy… So satisfying…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. rose says:

    oh my, almond&coconut look yummy:) great for snack

  2. Mish says:

    Bumble and bumble sounds like it’s worth a try, I’ve been looking for a lightweight flyaway option.

    The kind bars are amazing! They’re also at Starbucks now, by the register, in case you ever want to double your treat. The berry one is my favorite.

  3. Vijaya says:

    Sounds like a really great product. I love Bumble and Bumble!
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  4. Liz! says:

    Love Bumble&bumble. I also reallllllly love the Kind apricot bars. Soooo good. I’ll have to try the coconut ones πŸ™‚

  5. Chris25 says:

    If Tabs approves, well, I have to choice but to march over to the store and check this out. πŸ˜€

    Did you ever try Cascadian Farms Organic Chocolate Chip Granola Bars? They are so awesome, they need to have their own food group.

  6. Haha, I love Tabs’ diva attitude! πŸ˜›
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  7. Jen W says:

    This sounds great! I’m yet to try Bumble and Bumble.

    Love Tabs’ approval face!
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    • Karen says:

      They make some really fabulous hair products. I like that the scents aren’t overwhelming and that they really work!

      How’s your day going so far? Good, I hope.

  8. Nina says:

    i knew it! that baby was in my shopping cart but somehow, i checked out without it.

    ill grab it next time i shop!

    ps – kind bars are thebomb.com! πŸ™‚

  9. Nina says:

    i knew it! that baby was in my shopping cart but somehow, i checked out without it.

    ill grab it next time i shop!

    ps – kind bars are thebomb.com! πŸ™‚

  10. Joan says:

    Oh Karen, I dreamt last week that you were actually a man! It must’ve been because of all the Lloyd Christmas references!! It must be that, because there’s nothing about you that’s masculine. And I love your bangs…even if they sometimes hide your perfect eyebrows.

  11. Ter G. says:

    And THAT is why I’m a dog lover! Lol I love cats too…I just couldn’t resist! πŸ˜‰

    • Karen says:

      LOL! I love dogs too. My dog — well, she’s my dad’s dog now — is my sweetpea, Shauna. She lives with my parents in the East Bay and she’s like their child! My dad will call me up and say stuff like, “Your sister is playing in the backyard.”

      Do you have a dog right now? What’s his/her name?

  12. Heidi says:

    I usually get the Larabars because they have no added sweeteners, but this Almond & Coconut bar looks so good. I’m definitely getting some next time I go to Trader Joe’s!

  13. Shannon says:

    Ive tried other shine products, but i haven’t noticed a big difference. Do you feel this really works?

    • Karen says:

      I do. I’m kind of a Bumble fan girl, though. What didn’t you like about the other shine products you’ve tried? Maybe I can recommend something that might fit.

  14. Christy says:

    That bar looks yum, but not quite in my diet at the moment.

    I’m gonna have to try that spray. I love everything and anything that smells like jasmine.
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  15. Kim says:

    Ooooh, shiny! I’ve tried a couple of shine products over the years but my hair is easily weighed down so I can usually only use it on the ends. I’ll have to pull the bottles out of the closet – I think one might have been Redken. Whatever it was gave me a bit of flaky build up. The Bumble sounds good, though! πŸ™‚

    Btw, I had a dream that I bought the Givenchy Blush Gelee in Candide Pink and was pitching a fit because it didn’t show up on me (fat chance of that happening in real life). It was actually kind of funny to have a makeup dream.

  16. Wendy A. says:

    My sister goes nuts for those bars ( pun intended) and I out a couple in the glove box just in case I get hungry in traffic.

  17. Ana says:

    I got a Kind bar in my birchbox a while ago and it was so yummy! Saw them at Whole Foods the other day. Good to know they’re at TJ’s too because I frequent that place more than Whole Foods πŸ™‚

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