Sunday, October 13, 2013

REVIEW | JURLIQUE ROSE SILK FINISHING POWDER


You know when you’re excited about reviewing a product and you don’t know where to even start. That’s how I feel about this powder I received from my makeup mentor over the summer.

Jurlique rose silk finishing power is a “ translucent facial powder with precious botanicals designed to minimise oiliness and shine, to help skin feel smooth and look radiant” . I don’t know what else to add but this is on good translucent powder especially for my dark skin. I’ve never had a good experience with translucent powders because of the white cast it leaves on my skin.

This Jurlique powder on the other hand has changed the way I feel about translucent powders. I’m not saying this does not have a white cast on my skin but compared to powders i’ve tried before, it’s way better. I apply the powder with a fluffy dome powder brush.

The powder definitely leaves the skin smooth and radiant but does not really minimise oiliness or shine. I need to blot my skin after 2 hours of application ( which to be honest is normal for me but I was expecting more).

The powder enhances my complexion and does not make my skin look cakey.

As for the packing of the Jurlique powder ; I LOVE it. Its a classic powder case with a power puff & mirror. It’s not the most handbag friendly powder case but I you all know I don’t carry powder in my bag.

I LOVE IT

THE END

XXX

Thursday, October 10, 2013

GIVEAWAY | 5 YEARS LATER

ITS GIVEAWAY TIME :)

If you have not noticed it yet I have a giveaway tab at the top of this post. All you need to do is enter your details and the winners will be announced on Monday the 14th not the 13th of October.

You have to be subscribed to my Youtube channel, my blog and follow me on instagram ( I’m going to check ;) ) .

The giveaway is opened worldwide.

Good luck


UPDATE: So not everyone has an instagram account ( fair enough ), you still have the option of subscribing to my blog and Youtube page. xxx

 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

HAIR TALK | Carols Daughter TUI (Moisturising) range


Yes!!!! the title you read is real....I’m talking about HAIR today and don’t ask why ;). For some odd reason I just feel like blogging about hair products and the current situation with Fluffy ( If you’re new to this blog, I call my hair fluffy). Between January 2012 and June 2013 my hair has been on a roller coaster ride ( Henna dye, drug store hair dye the henna dye again....apparently you’re not suppose to use package hair dye on hair that has Henna on it O_o ) plus I’ve not had a steady routine which lead to me getting  2 inches of my hair cut off in summer ( May). 

Fast forward to today.......My hair has grown back alot and is way healthier than I expected. I’ll probably book an appointment with my hair dresser for a trim before I move to Nigeria. 

Now let’s talk about my new STEADY routine for fluffy using the Carols Daughter TUI range

*TUI ( Moisturising ) Hair oil 
Richly Moisturizing Hair And Scalp Oil That Nourishes And Adds Shine
  • Corn Oil deeply moisturizes areas of your hair and scalp that are extra dry
  • Calendula Extract helps add natural movement and softness back into your hair
  • Safflower Oil protects your hair and scalp from the environment which can cause dryness
  • Contains a sweet and invigorating tropical scent for an uplifting fragrance experience

Adds a layer of extra moisture to replenish and maintain your hair’s natural balance. The blend of Calendula Extract and Safflower Oil works to make hair softer and more flexible so it’s easier to style with a high-shine finish. Perfect as a pre-shampoo or hot oil treatment in the shower.
PLUS, No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors 
 MY OPINION | I’m not sure why I got this oil but I’m glad I did because its the perfect oil for my Pre-poo ( Pre Shampoo). For fluffy this is not an ideal “moisturising” oil but it leaves my hair really soft & shiny after I use the TUI shampoo. I also like it use for Hot oil treatments before I shampoo my hair. It helps soothe my scalp when I have plaits without leaving any build up. 


*TUI ( Moisturising) Shampoo
Moisturizing Sulfate-free Shampoo That Adds Shine And Softness
  • • Aloe Leaf Juice richly moisturizes your hair
  • • Sweet Clover Extract helps soften hair so it’s more manageable
  • • Rose Extract helps to add a boost of shine
  • • Contains a sweet and invigorating tropical scent for a soothing fragrance experience

Gently cleanses and restores your natural moisture without adding weight to your hair. The blend of Aloe Leaf Juice and Sweet Clover Extract hydrates your hair so it’s more soft and manageable with a lot more natural shine. Perfect for normal-to-dry hair types that no longer want to be dull and dehydrated.
PLUS, No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors 
  • Botanically infused and tropically fragranced
  • Rich conditioning properties provide moisturizing nourishment
  • Scalp-soothing combination of Lavender, Rose, Calendula, Nettle and Red Clover
  • NO Parabens, Petroleum, Mineral Oil or Artificial Color
  • MY OPINION | I’m not even going to lie but I hated this shampoo at first.......but after experimenting with it a couple of times I realised it was not tooooooooo bad . I did not like it at first because I had been using the Giovanni Tea tree shampoo for some years and got use to the results it gave me. The TUI shampoo is nothing like the Giovanni shampoo, it cleans my hair without it feeling too dry and dehydrated. It works better with the TUI hair oil leaving my hair moisturised, soft and makes it easy to detangle. I don’t know if it’s too soon to say but i’ve noticed an improvement with my erratic scalp situation. 



    *TUI ( Moisturising) Hair smoothie  

    A deeply moisturizing hair treatment that instantly takes hair from dry, coarse and unmanageable to conditioned, smooth and soft.
    Deeply moisturizes to rescue extra dry and dull hair. The rich blend of Shea Butter and Pro-vitamin B5 intensely conditions your hair so it has a healthy texture and natural shine. Quickly absorbs into your hair so you’ll notice an immediate difference and hair will not get weighed-down.
    PLUS, No Parabens, No Petroleum, No Mineral Oil, No Artificial Colors
    MY OPINION | This is my favourite out of the TUI moisturising range. It restores the moisture back into my hair like a dream. I use this smoothie every two weeks as a deep conditioner, I apply a small amount to chunky sections working it from root to tip. I can literally feel my hair rejoicing (just joking) but seriously its a GOOD conditioner that leaves my hair nice and stingy. It does not weigh my hair down like other deep conditioners i’ve used before. I always do the herbal essence scene in the shower when I rinse out the conditioner ( Ok that was TMI). Did I mention it smells nice compared to the hair oil and & shampoo ( I hate hair products that have strong smells).   

    Overall, I like the Carols Daughter TUI ( Moisturising ) range and would recommend to everyone but FYI this is more like a luxury hair brand because LADIES this stuff is not CHEAP. 

    As for my UK residents you can find some of the Carols Daughter range at Harrods ( I know right HARRODS of all department stores #rollseyes). 
    The rest of the world  Google is your friend ;) 

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    MAKEUP | BLACK & GOLD

    Happy Independence Day to my fellow Nigerians #wavesflag

    Woow I can’t believe we are in October already, the year has gone by so quickly. I decided to create a dramatic look because I noticed I don’t really have any dramatic tutorials. I featured goodies I got from the Illamasqua Sacred hour collection  . I really love the velvet blush in Peaked, its an odd cream blush with a powder finish. The blush and lipstick are my current favourites especially now that the weather is cloudy and dull. I hope you enjoy watching the tutorial xxx

    FACE
     N0 7 beautifully matte | Makeup base 
    LancĂ´me | Teint Idole Ultra foundation #13
    Make Up For Ever | Mat velvet + foundation #75
    Make Up For Ever | Brow corrector #3 AKA Aqua Brow #30
    Mac Cosmetics | Blunt blush 
    Illamasqua | Velvet blush #Peaked 
    Illamasqua | Gleam #Supernatural 

    EYES
    Mac Cosmetics | Paint pot #Rubenesque
    Yaby | Dramatically neutral palette #es281(Gold
    Yaby | Dramatically neutral palette #es144 ( Shimmery grey) 
    Yaby | Dramatically neutral palette #es594 (Grey black) 
    Make Up For Ever | Dark purple #160 
    Inglot | Liquid black liner 
    Benefit | They’re real mascara
    Estee Lauder | Khol kajal #Blackend black 

    LIPS
    Nouba | 244 lip pencil
    Illamasqua | Shard lipstick
    Victoria Secrets  | Slice of heaven lipgloss  


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