Category: Beauty

Achieve a summer glow with DCL Skincare

July 30, 2018 0

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 0

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 1

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.ย    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 0

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 4

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 3

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 cornrowedย 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 2

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.ย After Jackie Aina gave her seal of approval…

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Review: Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

February 11, 2017 2

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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5 Affordable Acne Remedies

February 4, 2017 0

Acne and breakouts are common but manageable problems and handling it doesn’t have to break the bank! First, a quick update on my skin and an introduction if this is your first time here (Welcome ๐Ÿ™‚ ). I have suffered with acne for around 7 years now. A combination of genetics, hormonal issues and sensitivity,…

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