Friday, 22 February 2013

Product Review: Neal's Yard Remedies Nurturing Rose Conditioner

This conditioner was suggested to me by one of my Youtube subscribers. When I bought the conditioner at Waitrose it was £11.50 for 200ml but they have slashed the price in half temporarily, so get your bottles now ladies!


I loved it so much, I cut the bottle in half!

Ingredients: Aqua, Acer saccharinum (Maple) extract*, Cetyl alcohol, Olea europaea (Olive) fruit oil*, Behentrimonium chloride, Alcohol denat., Rosa centifolia (Rose) flower extract, Panthenol, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) oil*, Calendula officinalis (Marigold) flower extract*, Rosa damascena (Rose) flower oil*, Ceramide 3, Lauryl glucoside, Levulinic acid, Glycerin, Potassium sorbate, Polyquaternium-10, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
*Organically produced ingredient. Natural constituent of essential oils listed. Made with 89% organic ingredients. This is a vegan product.
The good: This conditioner smells heavenly. Even before I read the ingredients, I had already decided that I would be buying it. Usually I balk at spending more than £8 on a conditioner smaller than at least 400ml but I didn’t even think twice when adding this to the trolley. It wasn’t all about the smell though, the ingredients in this conditioner are amazing! I will go on the record to say that I don’t believe there are any conditioners that can match all the organic love the people at NYR have put into making this hair loving conditioner. NYR state on their website that this conditioner is great for dry or damaged hair and that it replenishes lost moisture, improves the ease of  combing and restores shine. I love that the conditioner has a thick consistency, I loathe to see a thin consistency in a conditioner because I usually end up using more than I need to compensate. With the nurturing rose conditioner, I didn’t need huge amounts (even though in its natural state, my hair is a crazy, big afro that drinks conditioner for fun!) On Saturday I used up the very last globs of my conditioner, so the consistency definitely adds to making it economical (in my opinion.) I could see it penetrating my hair strands instead of just passively sitting on my hair strands, as so many cheaper quality conditioners do. For some reason I also loved the way they phrased their “how to use” instructions *shrugs*, it’s the little things I guess. My hair felt stronger from the first use and oh so very soft. I usually frown on people who ask to touch my hair but I would happily oblige whenever I had used this conditioner. I believe that prolonged use can definitely improve the quality of your hair. I can see how it replenishes moisture as the combination of oils that they’ve used namely olive and coconut oil, are both known to penetrate the hair shaft thus alleviating any dryness, nursing your hair and bringing it back to hair nirvana. Whenever I rinsed it off, my hair firstly (and perhaps most importantly,) smelt amazing!  I’m sure that in that week alone, many must have fallen in love with me solely on the basis of my delectably scented hair. I experimented and used it as a leave-in on a few occasions and got excellent results. My twist-outs felt, looked and smelt luscious from afar.

The bad: The size. At the time of buying the conditioner, I didn’t know that you could get bigger sizes until I went on their website, you better believe that it’s next on my hit-list! I actually saw the bigger size bottle when I went to buy the rosemary & cedarwood treatment (watch my review here.) It took all the strength in me to not buy it as I already had quite a few conditioners fighting for my hair’s attention. A minor flaw is that this conditioner is not the best for detangling, because my hair soaks it up sooo quickly! By the time I get my detangling comb/brush out, the conditioner is already absorbed. I had better success finger detangling but I do prefer comb/brush detangling.

Final rating: 4.5/5. The inability for me to detangle with a brush or comb is a very minor flaw. In fact it is a flaw that might as well be non-existent. I love that NYR have taken the time to produce a product that is truly great value for your money. This was the first product I used from NYR and shortly thereafter fell in love, I wish all their products smelt like this conditioner, I wish EVERYTHING smelt like this conditioner! 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A Product Review + My Best Twist Out Ever!!!



Products used (in order): Mizani True Textures Curl Soft Leave In Conditioner, Shea butter mix, ORS Wrap and Set Mousse, Curls Gel-les C 


Monday, 11 February 2013

What My Hair Did Next...



This is typically what tames my hair, mix all these oils together...


and voila, my shea mix a.k.a.vanilla frosting for my hair...



Friday, 8 February 2013

#OperationBirthday

 
In about a month and a half, I turn 23 woop woop. Every year before my birthday I go on a fitness challenge, watch the video to find out more :-D let's get that booty gone!


Dans presque 1mois j'aurais 23ans :-D pour la premiere fois je vous invite a mon parcours. Je vous present #OperationBirthday! "Baby Got Back..." j'en suis sur que j'etais l'inspiration pour cette chanson, quelle horreur!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Kelley Carter for Vogue It

I have no idea who Kelley Carter is but I love her hair!


Qui est Kelley Carter? Je ne sais pas mais j'adore ses cheveux!



Monday, 8 October 2012

Tell Me the Truth Boy...


 I absolutely love her hair and make-up, dare I say (my biggest fear) I almost want to buy fake eyelashes...


 
J'adore la façon que Solange est maquiller et surtout ses cheveux! Je presque envie d'acheter des faux cils...

Friday, 17 August 2012

Style Inspiration: Simone Tetteh

Yellow dresses make me week at the knees/ J'adore sa robe jaune, j'en ai besoin d'une robe pareil!



Adorable ou quoi!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

I'll Raise My White Flag...

In my early teens, I was completely obsessed with wedding dresses, there is something so ethereal and beautiful about wearing white and was probably also due to the obsession I had with Disney fairytales, my all time favourite "Beauty and the Beast" love, love it. At the age of 22, I like to think I've outgrown my wedding dress obsession but I still love anything white especially in Summer. Dresses are high up on my list, recently I bought a beautiful white dress at Topshop which I'm so in love with but don't wear that often because I don't want to risk it getting dirty, it's tough wearing white!



Quand j’étais jeune on peut dire que j'avais une petite obsession avec les robes de mariée, ya quelque spécial d'une robe blanche et peut être que c'étais aussi a cause de l'obsession que j'avais avec Disney, mon classique préféré, "La Belle et la Bête."  A l'age de 22ans je pense que l'obsession avec les robes de mariée est mort (enfin pour cette période ou je suis célibataire et fière...nul la phrase lol) mais je toujours cette obsession avec la couleur blanc surtout pendant l’Été. J'adore des robes blanches, récemment j'acheter une robe blanche a Topshop que j'ai déjà porte deux fois mais a chaque fois je toujours peur qu'elle deviendra sale.



I saw this picture on Urban Bush Babes (I couldn't resist at least one wedding pic) love this picture, I'm so having my hair in a twist out for my wedding. 

My top picks:
Embossed Scuba Skater Dress £50 Topshop



Moto White Baxter Jeans £25 Topshop


Multi Glam Wristwear £15 Miss Selfridge 

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