Thursday, 28 June 2012

Product Rave: Hollywood Beauty Argan Moroccan Oil

Hey beauties!!! am sure most of you have heard of The Hollywood Beauty Argan Oil but if you haven't just know that this the answer to your prayers if you have very dry hair. 

It works miracles on both your natural hair and your extensions. It conditions, moisturizes and gives your hair a medium luster finish to keep it looking fresh all day. It doesn't weigh your hair down but will build up with time if used everyday.  

So try it and thank me later


Monday, 25 June 2012

FOTD: Why Wear RED....

When you can wear
OK beauties!! Today's face was inspired by this beauty
Isn't she gorgeous?

I definitely wasn't brave enough to wear this out the house but am sure this will be very "cool for school" sometime in the future...hahahahha

Lip colour: Peek-A-Bloo by Sleek Makeup

Am off from work for a little bit so expect a lot more randomness/makeup fun...hehe

Hope you all had a great weekend and a great start to your week?


Disclaimer: not sure where the models picture came from because my cousin sent it to my phone. if its yours please email me and I'll credit you immediately. 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My Facial Skin Care Routine

Hey beauties!! Hope you are all enjoying your week and basking in this beautiful weather we having right now? This gives me hope that we might have some sort of summer this year

Am sure you all know the importance of taking care of your skin especially your face so am not going to go into that but if you don't, check out this article (really helpful). So here are the products I use(my skin type is normal to dry):

  1. Johnson's Daily Essentials Facial Cleansing Wipes (Normal skin): I use this to remove any makeup (including waterproof mascara) at the end of the day.
  2. Mary Kay Timewise 3 in 1 Cleanser: this is used once a day mostly in the mornings to wash my face.
  3. Queen Helene Natural Facial Scrub: I use this about 3/4 times a week along with a facial brush.
  4. Mary Kay Timewise Even Complexion Mask: this is a new buy, I've had it for 2 weeks now and used it about 4 times but should be used 2/3 times a week.
  5. Mary Kay Timewise Age-Fighting Moisturizer: this is used daily

As you can see my facial skin care regime is very simple. I just use a cleanser, an exfoliating scrub and a moisturizer. Oh and when I remember, I use a face mask. Am not really great at taking care of my face, I don't cleanse twice a day like I should, I don't use a toner and I only use facial wipes to remove my make up before my head hits the pillow but that's all going to change.
So I went to The Body Shop and picked up some additions to my regime. Hopefully I can keep up with a twice daily routine and see if there's any changes.
The new additions are:

Vitamin E Eye Cream - claims to help reduce appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles.
Nutriganics Refreshing Toner - contains organic babassu oil & softens, smoothes and revitalises.
Vitamin C Facial Radiance Powder Mix - contains vitamin C rich Amazonian Camu Camu and aloe vera. A 10 days supply of freshly mixed pure vitamin C at 5% concentration to awaken your skin radiance.

So that's my daily facial care, will keep you beauties updated on these Body Shop additions. Also let me know if you'll like further details on any of the other products mentioned.

Are you a Mary Kay girl like me, what are your thoughts on there skin care line? and if you've used any of the Body Shop products please let me know what you think of them..


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

FOTD: Yellow, Paches + Cream

Hey beauties!!! Hope you all had a great weekend?
This  look was loosely inspired by the one and only King Bey. This was one of the many fierce looks she wore for her Countdown video (see here) so I decided to recreate a toned down version suitable for everyday. 
For the eyes, I used a matte yellow e/s (Inglot) and a dark brown from the Sleek matte palette. You'll definitely need a good primer and a base as yellow e/s need a lot of packing on and pressing to get a good color pay off. I used NYX jumbo pencil (milk) but I would suggest using a yellow base as this will give a more intense bright yellow but I worked with what I had. 
After applying the base on the lid only, I cut my crease with a dark brown pencil then started the tedious process of packing the yellow on to the base. I blended out the brown pencil with the matte brown e/s towards my brown bone which i highlighted using honey spice e/s (Mary Kay).
For the lips, I decided on a nude/coral lip and paired NYX mauve lip pencil with Sleek's peaches and cream lipstick. 
Alright beauties, let me know what you think of this look and if you know of any extremely pigmented yellow e/s out there, please let me know

Have a great day....

Monday, 18 June 2012

ELF 35% Off Sale

Hey beauties!!! ELF is having a 24 hour 35% off everything sale so go grab your bargain essentials...
click here to visit their website


Thursday, 14 June 2012

FOTD: Simple Gold + Brown with Nude Lips

Hey lovelies!!! How are y'all doing? The weekend is almost here and I am tres excited. It's been a very long week and I am looking forward to chillaxin with some cocktails & good food.
This is an easy, simple and quick nude eye look that I wear on a regular. Am wearing gold e/s on my eye lids, blended out using a dark brown e/s; lined my upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner and added natural lashes to glam it up a teeny bit. The great thing about this look is that you can add any lip colour you wish
For my lips, I used Rimmel's Tiramisu and MAc's Chestnut (lip pencils) along with Sleek's Naked lipstick.

Have a great weekend guys!!!


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Magazine Freebies: Glamour + Benefit Collab

Hey beauties!!! Wanted to let you all know about this great freebie.

Glamour magazine is giving away 3 benefit products in their July issue - the Bad Gal LashThat Gal Primer and The Porefessional. These are travel sizes which is a great way to try out these products before investing in a regular size (as you all know Benefit definitely ain't CHEAP) so for £2, I think it's completely worth it. 

Other magazine freebies for next months issue includes:

  • Marie Claire magazine are offering free Ciate nail polishes worth £9 and there are 3 colours to choose from (Bon Bon, Jelly Bean & Purple Sherbet)
  • InStyle magazine are offering 2 full sized eye liners (black & French Navy)and full sized Big and Curvy Mascara all from The Body Shop.
  • Red magazine are offering full a sized eye liner and mascara from Jemma Kidd Makeup School
  • Elle magazine are offering a limited edition vest from Reiss in 3 colours - coral, mint green & white.
That's it (I think) if you know of any other freebies not mentioned please let me know in the comment box below. I'll love to get all of these items but since money doesn't grow on trees, I'll see what my pocket can afford definitely want to try some Jemma Kid.

have you bought any magazine cos of the freebie inside? which one would you go for if you haven't?

Alright thats it...Hope you are all having a great weekend? If you in the UK, what are your plans for the Jubilee weekend?