Hey Lovlies, Now everyone has heard about this, ever since #NikkiTutorials posted a video using this product every beauty guru and blogger has been talking about it. I was a little skeptical at first because I have oily skin, but I really wanted to give it a try. So I went to Shopper Drug Mart …
First post of 2016!!!
Let’s talk about hair, mainly curly hair. Last August I decided to stop blow drying and flat ironing my natural curly hair, and just let it be curly. Little did I know it would be a mess before I found some great products to help me out, and of course a few YouTube videos.
First off my hair is 3C (small ringlets), low prosperity (does not absorb much) and medium density, I learned all of this from reading the curly girl method and visiting a salon that caters to curly hair.
The first thing that I noticed when I had to do my hair myself, was I had no idea how to do my hair, I couldn’t do a twist out, flat twist, etc… it was just a mess and me becoming frustrated. Then I was on sephora.com and came across a new line called Earth’s Nectar and Briogeo, both lines are natural and targeted towards those with curly/coily/dry hair. The great ting is that you can use some of the these products to blow out your hair, plus they can be used on straight/wavy hair.
I use two leave in’s, one to help de-tangle, add moisture and the other to help twist out the hair and add shine.
The first thing is the Briogeo Rosarco Oil (10z) which is lightweight & nourishing, free of silicones made with rosehip, argan & coconut oil. It smells amazing and it really helped my hair, I have less breakage and my hair is even softer. I then add the Briogeo Rosarco Milk (5.1oz) which is a reparative leave-in conditioning spray (for weak and damaged hair), it has the same ingredients as the oil and is silicone free & paraben free. Both leave my hair soft and detangled and ready for the next step, which is layering on Coconut Curls (12oz) and the Honey curls gel (12oz). I do a flat twist out. Coconut Curls is a medium consistency, and the gel is lightweight made with aloe and JoJob oil. The leave-in gives you slip and the gel gives hold, without being hard or crunchy afterwards which is a plus! Once it dries (overnight) I separate the twists with the Earth’s Nectar Hair Gloss (8oz), which gives even more moisture and shine.
A lot of these products do smell of coconut, which I love but of course not everyone does. If your starting out wearing your hair natural these are great for beginners, also if you want products that don’t have silicone or any other additives try these out.
If any of you give these a try let me know!
I know I said I would update soon, and I didn’t. I’m sorry about that. Life got in the way and I kind of lost my mojo to write anything. But now I’m back with a little review. Pretty much everyone and their mother has heard about the collaboration that Becca Cosmetics did with Youtube beauty guru Jaclyn Hill, and that is of course Champagne Pop shimmering skin perfector.
I was one of the few people who wasn’t sure if the colour would work on me (for reference I’m NC44-45 in Mac foundations or 170 in MUFE) and I at first was not going to buy it. Then I saw swatches of other ladies with similar skin tones to mine, so I decided to buy it and honestly it’s beautiful. It has a gold/peach reflect but on my skin it looks like a soft gold with a hint of a soft peach colour. It is one of the best highlighters I have ever tried. It is so smooth and buttery that it glides of the skin and leaves the most beautiful and flattering highlight, if your not into a bold highlight gently tap the brush in the product and dust off the excess. It retails at Sephora for $46 and worth every penny.
Let me know if any of you have tried it.
I had posted a makeup look on my Instagram a few weeks ago (6 weeks to be exact) and a lot of people liked it. So I thought I would share it with you here. I was going for a warm orange/gold look, its almost a fall look but not quite because of the shimmer of the gold. So to me it’s summer/fall look.
Smashbox Primer (pore minimizing)
Smashbox hydrating under eye primer
Studio Fiz Fluid NC45
Maybelline Master conceal 40 medium
Sleek Contour kit (med)
MAC Melba blush
IT cosmetics bye bye pores
IT cosmetics Brow power pencil
MAC soft ochre paint pot
MAC Soft brown & Texture (in crease)
MAC Amber lights (on lid)
Makeup Geek Coco Bear on outer v
IT cosmetics HELLO Lashes!
Clinique bottom lash mascara
Rose bud lip salve
Aloette chubby lip pencil (warm nude)