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Monday, 30 April 2012

April Favorites!! :) - Top 5 products of the month

MUA eyebrow pencil in Brunette


Nars Pure radiant Tinted moisturizer in Martinique


Body shop facial buffer


Revlon lip butter in Pink Truffle



Cetaphil Daily Cleanser








Sunday, 29 April 2012

Manicure of the week!! -MOTW!!





Hi guys,
As many of you in the UK would know, we've been having quite a rainy week. I for one have not been in the pastel or bright mood when it comes to my nails. I chose to do a more muted color but I wanted it to have a hint of excitement to it so I chose black shot through with pink. It really is a gorgeous color which doesn't usually get much love from me, especially this time of year.

Tease-y does it- OPI

What have you been wearing on your nails for spring? Do Share!

x

Teasy Does It- OPI

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Review




OMG!! I love this product!!
I wasn't sure it would have enough coverage for me and I wasn't sure about the "radiant " part since I have combination skin. BUT...It's light-medium yet buildable coverage and is fine on my skin when I used an oil control moisturizer first and set it as I would a foundation. It lasts well on the skin too which is always a plus.

At first, I tried to apply it with my fingers as I would a moisturizer but it didn't work very well so I tried it with my sigma F80 flat top kabuki and it worked a charm!!

It's £27 which is a bit steep but for 50ml of a good product I think it's ok, I will definitely be repurchasing this product.

Do u have the Nars pure radiant tinted moisturizer?

How do you like it? Do Share! :)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

MOTW!!- Manicure of the Week!!


Hi guys,

Decided to tone it down this week. The weather is gloomy and I've been in isolation because I'm currently writing my final year dissertation hence the lack of videos and posts (Boo!). I love this color and reach for it often especially now that the color kinda reflects my mood.

What's you fav barry m nail paint? Do share!! :)

:)



Saturday, 21 April 2012

My Hair Regimen!!

Hi Everyone,
To say my hair is thriving would be the under statement of the year, so I've decided to share what I been doing to increase my length and volume which I know can be quite the challenge with Afro-Caribbean hair.

Protective style:
A weave is usually my protective style of choice, especially in the cold winter months. This does a lot to protect my hair from the elements thus protecting it from dryness and breakage. It is of upmost importance to keep your hair and hair extensions clean and moisturized (I was my hair extensions every 1-2 weeks). I usually used the Herbal Essences Hello Hydration range for my hair extensions as it is hydrating and leaves minimal residue on the hair. Argan oil and heat protectants are the only product I use on my hair extensions and really all that is needed.
In between weaves I tend to go for the mother of all protective styles; the bun. It's simple, quick and pretty much suits every face shape. I sport this styles mainly in the summer months as I usually prefer my hair off my face and neck during this time.

Relaxer:
As my hair is no longer in it's natural state I relax my hair on average every 3-4 months with Mizani Butter Blends relaxer for sensitive scalp. I love this relaxer. It's mild and does not have the usual god-awful relaxer smell. It also does not leave my hair over processed or leave my scalp with scabs and burns.
I follow the relaxer with a neutralizing conditioning shampoo also from the mizani butter blends range.
As I rarely use heat on my hair due to the fact that my hair is usually in a weave I blow dry my hair after it has been relaxed and washed. I use hair lotions on my hair usually from brands like motions and Elasta QP, and any hair oils on my scalp.

Wash days:
I wash my natural hair once a week with creme of nature argan oil moisturizing shampoo and conditioner which I adore and it is relatively inexpensive in comparison to the mizani products. I follow this with either a protein or moisture treatment which I alternate. I don't usually stick to the same treatments as I have found they all pretty much work the same way.

My Holy grail products:
Mizani Butter Blends Relaxer
Creme of Nature argan oil range
Castor oil
Wild grow oil
Elasta-QP H-Two leave in conditioner
Hask Placenta Leave in treatment (Extra strength)
Elasta-QP glaze
Motions hair Lotion (Pink Bottle)
Herbal Essences hello hydration Range
Argan oil

x

What are your hair favs?

Thursday, 19 April 2012

US Beauty Haul from Beautyjoint.com- Wet n Wild, Cherry Blossom Lashes, NYX

Finally found a website that has wet-n-wild product AND ships internationally. I love everything I bought so I decided to post a haul and a few swatches. Hope you find this useful! What are your favorite "American" products?? Do share in the comments, would love to know! :)

Lipstick Swatches (With Flash)


Lipstick Swatches (Without Flash)

L-R: Purty Persimmon, Ravin' Raisin, Sugar plum fairy, Cherry picking, Mocha-licious








From top L-R:
Wet n Wild color icon eyeshadow trio- I'm getting sunburned
Wet n Wild color icon eyeshadow trio- Knock on wood
Wet n Wild color icon eyeshadow palette- Petal Pusher
Cherry Blossom #DW lashes
NYX cream blush- Orange
Cherry Blossom #WSP lashes
Wet n Wild mega last Matte lipstick- Purty Persimmon
Wet n Wild mega last Matte lipstick- Ravin' Raisin
Wet n Wild mega last Matte lipstick- Sugar plum fairy
Wet n Wild mega last Matte lipstick- Cherry picking
Wet n Wild mega last Matte lipstick- Mocha-licious

All purchased from http://beautyjoint.com/
I have purchased from this site numerous times, their postage prices are reasonable and I have never been disappointed. Items all arrive in pristine condition and are very well packaged.
x

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Manicure of the week!! -MOTW!!







Blue my Mind- H&M £2.99

I love this color so much!!!

Buy of the week!




H&M nautical striped blazer £29.99 (Worn in my previous post)
I got a few other bits and bobs from H&M, Asos and Primark so be on the look out for a haul video!!
Hope you are all having and an amazing Easter weekend!!

:)

Friday, 6 April 2012

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Neutral Eyes & Nude Lips- FOTD!!

Neutral Look- FOTD!




Face:
Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation- 10 Beige Praline
Mac Pro Longwear concealer- NC45
Mac Blot Powder- Dark
Mac Blush- Format

Eyes:
Urban decay Primer Potion- Original
Mac e/s- All that glitters
Mac e/s- Texture
Mac e/s- Mulch
Mac e/s- Embark
Inglot gel liner- 90 Brown
Red cherry lashes- #DW

Lips:
Mac Lipstick- Fresh Brew
Nyx Lipgloss- Trendy