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Sleek MakeUP Gloss Me

Sleek MakeUP Gloss Me

I have never really been one to wear lipstick, as I find they tend to dry out your lips. I do prefer lip glosses though as they are great for adding shine. This summer 2014 is all about making a statement with your lips using bold and bright colours. Coming in a lavish 12 shades, I believe that the Gloss Me lip gloss by Sleek MakeUP would be capable of showcasing this trend. Having only tried a few of Sleek Make UP’s products before (crème to powder foundation and their new gel polishes) I was intrigued to try their Gloss Read More

KARIF Beauty Host Glam & Drink Bump Up

KARIF Beauty Host Glam & Drink Bump Up

Beauty box, KARIF Beauty are celebrating their launch with a bang on Saturday 2nd August in New York City. They will be hosting an event called Glam & Drink Bump Up where you will be able to enjoy a complementary mini-makeover and manicures done by professional makeup artists while chatting over a drink, finger foods and blazing live music.

Founded by Elsa N. Arauz, KARIF’s aim is to serve women of colour with beauty products that work for their diverse skin, hair and beauty needs. You will have a chance to learn more about the company and walk away with … Read More

Get Summery with these Nail Shades

Get Summery with these Nail Shades

If you’re still clinging to winter’s dark and somber nail shades, it is time to brighten up. Nothing says summer like a colourful manicure apart from alfresco cocktails and trips to the lido. Take off that neutral polish and get ready to embrace all the colours of the rainbow. There’s no better way to complement your new sandals than a notice-me shade of green (or purple, or blue).

Here are seven shades to get you in the summer state of mind:

Dior Vernis Nail Polish in Nivana
This azure blue nail polish will have you dreaming about the green-blue waters … Read More

How to Clean Afro Hair

How to Clean Afro Hair

Whether you are natural, relaxed or perhaps transitioning your hair, the following hair washing alternatives are a beneficial regime to help preserve your hair and keep it healthy and strong. We have outlined the various ways that you can wash afro hair.

Pre-Poo
A short form of pre-shampooing, pre-poo is a step prior to shampooing where you apply oil and/or conditioner to moisturise the hair before shampooing. Why pre-poo hair before shampooing? Shampoos can be very harsh to your hair especially when you are transitioning or have a lot of new growth. The benefits of pre-poo are that it prevents … Read More

Rising Beauty Idol: Kelita Bignall from Yours Truly Organics

Rising Beauty Idol: Kelita Bignall from Yours Truly Organics

Welcome to another installment of Rising Beauty Idol where we profile a new up and coming beauty entrepreneur. This week we feature Kelita Bignall, the founder of Yours Truly Organics.

What made you decide to set up your own beauty business?
I suffered with quite severe acne in my early twenties and used a lot of harsh chemical treatments on my skin to try and rectify my skin issues. In my mid twenties I decided to make the switch to natural and organic products but couldn’t find any that were suitable for my oily and problematic skin, so I … Read More

Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment

Agadir Argan Oil Spray Treatment

Now we all know the popularity Argan Oil has gained in recent years, it comes from the nut of the Argan tree and is native to Morocco. It’s gained popularity with good reason, it contains high levels of essential fatty acids, which protect and repair the hair, while the high level of vitamin E moisturise, heal, regenerate and nourish dry hair. Argan oil remains one of the rarest oils in the world, and requires a very labour intensive process to extract the oil from the fruit. Usually native Moroccan women are required to shell and crush the fruit, before pressing … Read More