Category: Beauty

Achieve a summer glow with DCL Skincare

July 30, 2018 Off

I am back with another skincare post and this time the spotlight is on Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories Skincare or DCL. Having tried two of their most highly-rated products, I have been blown away by the brand and think they’re the perfect summer glow products. I first came across DCL on Catherine Hiron’s blog earlier this…

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Beauty Cocoon Box: Calling all beauty lovers!

November 10, 2017 Off

Beauty Cocoon Box is an exciting monthly subscription service offering affordable beauty boxes worldwide Beauty Cocoon Box first caught my eye after I followed their social media pages to find a refreshing array of women of colour and lots of niche black-owned beauty brands. The philosophy and positive energy of the brand is infectious and…

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Fenty Beauty: My First Impressions

September 12, 2017 Off

I have never been as excited for a makeup launch as I have for Rihanna’s FENTY BEAUTY. Over 2 years in the making, Fenty Beauty was “made to inspire” for women of all colour, all around the world.    Update (December 2017): After further use of the Fenty Beauty foundation I found that it did…

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The White Company x DECIEM: Advanced-Skincare

July 4, 2017 Off

Last month, I attended the launch event of The White Company’s foray into skincare, in collaboration with skincare powerhouse DECIEM… It being a homeware brand, when I heard that The White Company was venturing into skincare I was intrigued to find out more – even more so when I realised it was an offering in…

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Extraordinary skincare brand…The Ordinary.

April 1, 2017 Off

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with Deciem’s third child company – The Ordinary – and here’s why… Until early this year, I had never heard of The Ordinary, nor any of Deciem’s other beauty brands (NIOD, Fountain, Hylamide and more). Upon the recommendation of a wonderful mutual Twitter follower (@PeachesLenoir) I decided to…

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My Top Aliexpress Hair Vendors

March 26, 2017 Off

Having laid and slayed hair doesn’t have to break the bank. Now, Aliexpress is my go-t0 stop for virgin hair… I started wearing weave (for my readers unfamiliar with this – it is essentially hair extensions sewn into your own cornrowed hair) when I was around 18/19. I had had relaxed hair for a number of…

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Review: NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer

March 5, 2017 Off

Does NARS’ new concealer offering top the cult fave Radiant Creamy Concealer? For my long-time blog readers, you will know I am crazy about NARS’ complexion products, including their infamous Radiant Creamy Concealer (click here for an in depth review) so I was intrigued about this latest product. After Jackie Aina gave her seal of approval…

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Review: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

February 11, 2017 Off

AKA, The Best Concealer E V E R I had been eyeing up the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer for a long time; I had heard wonderful reviews and also wanted to make my first purchase from the Kevyn Aucoin brand. Further encouraged by rave reviews from Jameela of The Pink Matter podcast, I put…

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Review: YSL Souffle D’Éclat Loose Powder

December 11, 2016 Off

For me, winter looks are all about flawless matte finishes so I was on the hunt for a new powder… I first came across Yves Saint Laurent’s Souffle D’Éclat loose powder in one of Queen Jackie Aina‘s beauty favourites videos. After hearing her rave about how flawless and airbrushed this powder made her skin look…

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