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Luxe Braids

Luxe Braids

We all know how difficult and time consuming it can be to find a decent hair braider. Even when you do eventually source one you have no idea what to expect in terms of expertise and professionalism. Will they turn up on time or at all? Can they do what they say they can do or will they make a mess of the lovely hair that you have shelled out your hard earned cash for?

Welcome to Luxe Braids which is an in-home, on demand service that aims to satisfy your natural hairstyling, braiding and protective styling needs. It is … Read More

We Try Out Products by Creme de la Mer

We Try Out Products by Creme de la Mer

Crème de la Mer is a Canadian brand that was started by an aerospace physicist who suffered from horrific burns on the skin. He used active ingredients found in the sea which he formulated into the Miracle Broth. The range started with the Moisturiser and has developed from there.

Cleansing Foam
I usually find Foaming Cleansers drying on my skin so I don’t use them, however this one did not leave my skin taut at all. The minty green colour and fresh marine smell made it perfect for my morning cleanse, or as a second cleanse after an oil or … Read More

Smashbox L.A. Lights and Bronze LIghts

Smashbox L.A. Lights and Bronze LIghts

Over here at #brownbeauty HQ we are huge fans of Smashbox products, from their immaculate foundations, luminous CC Creams, ever so pretty lip glosses to gorgeously pigmented eye shadows. We always look forward to their new releases so we were very excited when these the L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Colour and Bronze Lights landed on our desks.

L.A. Lights Blendable Lip and Cheek Colour
This is Smashbox’s version of a multiple stick and it is available in five shades. Venice Beach Bronze is a deep gold colour which is the perfect highlight for tan rich deep and dark … Read More

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm and KissZing

Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm and KissZing

Did you know it was International Kissing Day on July 6th? Well, neither did we. There seems to be a day set aside for everything nowadays. Had we known about the special day sooner, we would have definitely prepared by using Origins Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm and KissZing.

Drink Up Hydrating Lip Balm is formulated to not only moisturise and hydrate your lips, but to also provide a hint of colour. There are eight shades in the range and we tested out two of them – Nude Nectarine and Sparkling Rose, probably the two weakest shades in the … Read More

Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up

Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up

I am sure by now you are all familiar with the term Brows on Fleek, It is used to refer to accurately drawn eyebrows. A few months ago, Bobbi Brown released new shades for their Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up to bring the total shades available to seven. We got to try out the Rich Brown shade.

According to Bobbi Brown, the cream-gel formula helps to effortlessly define and fill in brown whilst controlling and shaping them and I agree. Some Women of Colour tend to make the mistake of drawing their eyebrows in a very … Read More

What’s in My Makeup Bag – Tobi Oredein

What’s in My Makeup Bag – Tobi Oredein

Tobi Oredein is the editor and founder of Black Ballad which is a lifestyle website aimed at Black British women. It launched last year and has really made an impact with their thought provoking and engaging articles that cover everything from politics, self identity, fashion and beauty. Tobi’s editor’e letters are captivating and make a refreshing change from the bland spiel that we usually see in magazines. Tobi took time out to show us the products in her makeup bag.

Describe the items in your makeup bag.
In all honesty, I’m a walking advert for Bobbi Brown because my … Read More