Saturday, 16 March 2013

FOTD: Chocolat

I love smoky eyes done with brown eyeshadows. To me, there is no such thing as the perfect event for a smoky eye, everyday is the perfect day for a little smoke action...eyes only!


FACE/VISAGE: Black Up Cream Foundation
EYES/YEUX: Barry M waterproof eyeliner in "ultra black", MAC eyeshadow "Mulch", Barry M pigment in #53, YSL Faux Cils Mascara, MUA Pearl eyeshadow
EYEBROWS/SOURCILS: Rimmel eyebrow pencil 004 Black-brown, M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer NC45 underneath my brows/en sous de mes sourcils.
CHEEKS/MES JOUE: GOSH Giant Sun Powder, NARS "Taj Mahal" blush
LIPS/LÈVRES:  MAC matte lipstick in "please me" and Topshop lipgloss in "antique"



Wednesday, 13 March 2013

FOTD: The Lady Is A Vamp...

Today's FOTD was pretty random in terms of inspiration. For some odd reason,  I was thinking of vampires (as one usually does...)  When Twilight first came out (the books not movies) I was obsessed, hence why I bought Revlon's super lustrous lipstick in "Black Cherry." I was shopping with a close girlfriend of mine when she exclaimed that I looked like a vampire, while most would find that offensive I didn't. It could be because I'm a different type of normal, in fact I took it as a compliment. If you'd prefer to be the heroine rather than the vamp, switch up the lipstick for a look that's just a litle bit tamer...but not quite!


FACE/VISAGE: Black Up Cream Foundation
EYES/YEUX: GOSH Khôl Eyeliner, MAC eyeshadow "Mulch", MAC pigment in "Museum Bronze", YSL Faux Cils Mascara
EYEBROWS/SOURCILS: Rimmel eyebrow pencil 004 Black-brown, M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer NC45 underneath my brows/en sous de mes sourcils.
CHEEKS/MES JOUE: GOSH Giant Sun Powder, NARS "Taj Mahal" blush, MAC "Frankly Scarlet"
LIPS/LÈVRES: 
 NARS matte lip pencil in "Damage" and Revlon Super lustrous lipstick in "Black Cherry", MAC "Heroine" [MAC "Goes & Goes" is a great dupe.]


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

FOTD: The Eyes Have It...


FACE/VISAGE: Black Up Cream Foundation
EYES/YEUX: GOSH Khôl Eyeliner, MAC paintpot "Constructivist"(base) , Barry M #53 pigment, Sleek eyedust "Inferno", Sleek dip it liquid eyeliner, Revlon 3D Volume Mascara, YSL Faux Cils Mascara
EYEBROWS/SOURCILS: Rimmel eyebrow pencil 004 Black-brown, M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer NC45 underneath my brows/en sous de mes sourcils.
CHEEKS/MES JOUE: GOSH Giant Sun Powder, NARS "Taj Mahal" blush.
LIPS/LÈVRES: YSL Rouge Volupté 20, NARS Larger Than Life "Tiber"



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!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

FOTD


FACE/VISAGE: Black Up Cream Foundation
EYES/YEUX: GOSH Khôl Eyeliner, MAC paintpot "Constructivist" (base) , MAC "Museum Bronze" pigment (inner corner), Sleek eyedust "Inferno", Revlon 3D Volume Mascara

EYEBROWS/SOURCILS: Rimmel eyebrow pencil 004 Black-brown, M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer NC45 underneath my brows/en sous de mes sourcils.
CHEEKS/MES JOUE: GOSH Giant Sun Powder, MAC "Sweet As Cocoa" Blush
LIPS/LÈVRES: MAC "Modesty" lipstick

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

FOTD: Brown-Eyed Girl

So here's a confession, growing up I hated my eyes. They've always been big! I recall kids calling me tomato eyes (because who doesn't love to be called that!) I (shamefully) even went through a phase where I wore contact lenses, granted my vision needed the help but I could have stuck to clear ones. Now I'm at peace with my big, brown eyes. Sometimes I feel like a puppy lol! In ode to all the brown eyed girls, here's a FOTD I did using brown eyeshadows.


Quand j'etais jeune, jávait cette haine pour mes yeux. Je m'en souviens quand j'avais 10ans un mec ma dit que mes yeux ressemble a des tomates (super non?) Ýávait un temps ou javait  meme acheter des lentille vert, ce vrai que jén avait besoin (suis un peu aveugle) cétais un look supeficiel beurk! Ce marrant non que maintenant a 22ans, j'ádore mes yeux. Voila un look inspirer par la chanson "brown-eyed girl" de Van Morrison.

 

FACE/VISAGE: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation 355, Johnson Baby Powder
EYES/YEUX: Bourjois Khôl & Contour Black Eyeliner, MAC paintpot "Constructivist" (base) , MAC "Mulch", Barry M Eyedust (gold), Barry M Eyedust (chocolate brown), Bourjois Queen Attitude Mascara
EYEBROWS/SOURCILS: Rimmel eyebrow pencil 004 Black-brown, M.A.C. Studio Finish Concealer NW40 underneath my brows/en sous de mes sourcils.
CHEEKS/MES JOUE: GOSH Giant Sun Powder, MAC "Format" Blush
LIPS/LÈVRES: MAC "Double Shot"  lipstick + MAC "Modesty" lipstick + Illamasqua Façade Intense Lipgloss


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