24 May 2016
Get an overnight energy boost with Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream [£16.90], I've mentioned before about all the fab things our skin does during the night. Skin cells regenerate faster at night research has shown that our skin regeneration almost doubles between the hours of 11am-4pm. Skin cells do their repair work most effectively at night. So this is a great time to use our skincare products. The Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream promotes natural cell regeneration and combats signs of fatigue meaning no more waking up looking tired and drawn.
If you have been following me on IG you will know of my love for wigs, I've been wearing them exclusively since my battle with hair loss almost 2 years ago and have become quite the pro [if I do say so myself] after much MUCH peer pressure I have caved and have have begun making wigs for others. The Wig Witch is a custom wig making service, built to offer you your perfect wig, whether you are a long time wearer of wigs or just want to change it up every now and then The Wig Witch got your back!
20 May 2016
It's definitely been a while since I've aired out my fro, alas my baby is still here and thriving, contrary to popular belief I don't wear wigs 24/7 and when I don't the humble tapered fro is my go to style. I've been trying out some styling cremes by Yako Beauty, I was sent Let’s Curl Up Defining Crème with Avocado Oil and Smoothing Oil-in-Crème with Macadamia Oil both products are for Curly hair types, Yako [meaning Yours or Belongs to You in Swahili] is a London based brand free from nasties such as Parabens and sulphates
13 May 2016
I'm always being asked about synthetic hair, be it wigs or wefts there is a huge demand for good quality non human hair. I have definitely been on the search for a more ethical option that doesn't compromise on the look of the hair [nothing worse than shiny plastic looking hair!] Top blogger Freddie Harrel has the answer the über blogger with the massive fro has finally let us all in on her hair "secret" and now we can have her hair too.
9 May 2016
Absolutely LOVE the Pele Mask by Mahalo Skincare, the artisan product costs a pretty penny but its lush! “Mahalo” is an ancient Hawaiian word of gratitude, esteem, and respect and this wonder mask has my respect. The detoxifying weekly treatment works to draw out impurities, detox and tighten pores, as well as fade blemishes with no harsh chemicals. this is the best at home mask I've used it gives that just had a facial glow but in the comfort of your own home
"Named after the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess Pele, the mask is supercharged by “botox-plant” Hibiscus, anti-inflammatory Turmeric, collagen-boosting vitamin C, anti-aging Neem, sebum-balancing Witch Hazel, wrinkle-fading Guava, acne-fighting Holy Basil, toxin-magnet Volcanic Ash Clay, oxygenating Cayenne, and bacteria-absorbing Activated Bamboo Charcoal"
The Pele Mask left my skin feeling great after the first use and I've noticed I have more of a glow now that I've added it to my regimen it's a real treat for the skin.
27 April 2016
I've recently been hitting the foundation jackpot with all these wonderful [and natural ] foundations. Next on my list is Premae Skincares MM foundation, the MM stands for Mattifying Mousse. I haven't tried a mousse foundation since the dark days of using the Maybeline some years back. MM foundation is nothing like that, it's more of a whipped/smoothie type texture and it comes in 16! shades all named after super foods [fun fact] Premae is an award winning brand known for its allergen free skincare, so I had high hopes for the MM foundation and it didn't disappoint.
14 April 2016
Another day and another one of my favourite people have released a hair line Uber stylist Charlotte Mensah award winning hair stylist and just a lovely lady has launched a line aptly named Charlotte Mensah, I was sent the Manketti Hair Oil.
7 April 2016
95% of the brands I highlight are run by female entrepreneurs, supporting your fellow sister is where it's at! and when they produce awesome products it's not a task it's a pleasure. 3107 London Skincare is the brain child of Dija you may know her from blogging under Dijas World or you could have even had a facial from her. Dija has created an artisan line of skin care products backed up by her extensive knowledge of skincare due to her success as a UK based beauty therapist. 3107 London uses pure plant oil remedies that are 100% natural. The line Heart & Soul Deep Cleansing Makeup Remover and My Everything Soothing Facial Elixir.
Got to try another UK based hair company this past month this time it's at Beautylocks, famed for it's collabs with some of the most glamorous bloggers, and seen as I'm obviously super glam [not at all] I thought I'd give this a try. I wanted to try a completely different look from what I usually go for. You all know by now That I've been protective styling for over a year [and with great results!] I've tried most textures and this time round I wanted something a little sleeker but not poker straight and in a longer length, enter Mongolian Kinky Straight, a texture that can do the pin straight look or the slightly textured 'relaxed' or expertly blown out look. I've also been inwardly yearning for Betty Bangs,which isn't really achievable with my natural hair. I was sent 3 bundles of Mongolian Kinky Straight in 16,18,20 inches and a 16" closure for review.
28 March 2016
For the love of Pumpkin Seeds, when I’m not stuffing them in my mouth, I'm slapping it all over my face and hair! pumpkin seed oil is moisturising for dry skin types and it also soothing for sensitive skin it and promotes hair growth.
The vitamin in Pumpkin seed oil can;
• Zinc found in the seeds help maintain collagen levels naturally for more elasticity.
• Zinc and selenium fight acne without harsh chemicals or side effects.
• Vitamin A stimulates new skin cell growth and repairs your existing skin damage.
• Essential fatty acids in pumpkin seeds help control the production of oils while maintaining moisture levels.
• Selenium also provides natural environmental and UV protection to prevent further skin damage.
• Vitamin E helps even out skin tone and minimizes the appearance of existing scars.
I've been on a bit of a journey of beauty discoveries of late due mostly to my discovery of Eco Diva Beauty, which is a one stop shop for all things eco and beauty! [go figure] I was kindly sent a whole bunch of products many that aren't readily available in the UK to test out and give my opinion on [it's a hard job but someone has to do it!] I'm going to share a few of my favourites over s series of posts. First up a product that I am very impressed with from Fitglow Beauty I was sent their foundation and mascara. I'm IN LOVE with the Fitglow Beauty Vita Active foundation in V47, it merges their vitamin rich skincare into a foundation that does more than just give you perfect looking skin.
17 March 2016
25 February 2016
TALIAH WAAJID is definitely a name that should be in bold capitals, with over 25 years of experience in natural hair care Taliah Waajid is the name to known in the industry. When I first returned to natural 8+ years ago Taliah Waajid products where practically the only products I could find on the shelves of my beauty supply shop, but with the advancement in natural hair products I kind of forgot about my old faithful. So I'm really excited about the new Taliah Waajid line that is her most natural yet Shea-Coco. Shea-Coco is 97-100% natural, the collection of 5 mix and match products are a real treat for natural hair [there is definitely something for everyone in this line. I was sent the line to try out it includes;
19 February 2016
By now you all know how much a love a multi tasking product and I've found another amazing product for you all this time from LIHA an artisan beauty brand founded by Liah Okunniwa and Abi Oyepitan who both have a passion for beauty. I'm currently in love their Idan Oil Named after the Yoruba word for magic it can be used for absolutely everything from shaving to co washing to an all over body treat it can also be used as a solid perfume. Not only is it multi Tasking it's smells AMAZING scented with the Tuberose flower, which is a night blooming flower that is native to mexico.
"LIHA combines elements of both the diverse landscape, and the cultural history of Britain. Inspired by their heritage and traditional techniques, this range of body essentials blends urban and rural with African roots and a quintessentially British attitude"
I adore the overall feel of LIHA, as a Brit girl with African roots myself this brand is right up my street from the packaging to the processes in which they craft their products. They are also fans of DIY beauty and post up recipes like this