Beauty Box

Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions

My first impressions of the second Beauty Cocoon Box, the November edition, is now on YouTube!

As a little spoiler, I like it more than the launch box! Here are some product photos:

Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions

Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions

Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions Beauty Cocoon Box November 2017 First Impressions

Remember to check out my thoughts on the launch box too! December next!

 

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Christmas

Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – Part 2 – Stocking Fillers

In Part 2 of my Christmas Gift Guide I share with you what I think would make great stocking fillers. Check out Part 1 for under-the-tree ideas. Christmas is nearly here so order this quickly!

Christmas Gift Guide 2017 - Part 2 - Stocking Fillers

Stocking Fillers

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Christmas

Christmas Gift Guide 2017 – Part 1 – Under the Tree

This is my first Christmas gift guide! I’ve based it on products I have used throughout the year and would love to see under the tree or in my stocking. It’s mainly beauty, as you can imagine, but there are some other treats in here too. Plus, lots of the brands are small, black-owned and British so if you want something truly unique or patriotic, start here!

Christmas Gift Guide 2017 - Part 1 - Under the Tree

Part 1: Under the Tree

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diversity

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

Hopefully you’ve read my earlier post on this, “#TBT Black model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 1“. If not, take a look!

#TBT Black & South-Asian model spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 2

I like it when magazines try to acknowledge the diversity of their readership and communicate that diversity is beautiful.  In this continuation I’ll be looking at Vogue Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar (UK editions) which are all magazines I subscribe to.

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diversity

#TBT Black and South Asian model-spotting in magazine features in 2016 Part 1

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In this Throwback Thursday post, I take a look at how black models featured in print in 2016. In short, it is clear to me that progress is being made, in some magazines more so than in others.

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Beauty Box

Beauty Cocoon Box First Impressions October 2017

Hey, so I filmed a video! I did it a few weeks ago but have only just been able to edit it. It thought I’d try something new by giving my first impressions of a new beauty box for women of colour called “Beauty Cocoon Box”.

There are two boxes to choose from: a beauty box which is makeup and makeup tools costing £21 (not £20 as I said in the vid) and a skincare box which costs £25. I went for the makeup box obviously!

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Eyes

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara vs L’Oréal Telescopic Extra-Black/Carbon Black Mascara

Lancôme Grandiose Mascara
Lancôme Grandiose Mascara and L’Oréal Telescopic Mascara

I started my blog as a creative outlet but somehow ended up doing reviews at the expense of creativity, probably because getting creative is so time consuming! I’ve decided that I would try a different approach to my reviews so let me know if you like it.

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Signs of ageing: What does this mean?

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I decided to write this post after becoming fed up with being told we need to fight the “signs of aging”. Skin is meant to age, just as the rest of our body does, but it seems this is not allowed.

The real trigger point was a Sunday Times Style magazine article (28th Nay 2017) called “Is your screen killing your skin?” by Claire Coleman. The first paragraph ended with “But if the prospect of a sleepless night isn’t enough to have you powering down, would the news that this type of light could also be prematurely ageing your skin have you reaching for the off button?”

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