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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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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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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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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makeup

Melariche’s ‘Test It First’ Service

Tasha's Face Melariche Test It First Thank You Card
No, thank you!

Melariche: Shop beauty curated for darker skin tones and curly hair”. Yes, that’s just the kind of shop I need.

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: contour

english rose intro contour

In this wedding makeup tutorial I adjust the natural pretty-in-pink bridal look to include contouring.  I contour my cheeks, jaw, nose, forehead and hairline using only one product and two brushes:

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: cheeks and lips

english rose intro cheeks and lips

For my third YouTube tutorial in my English Rose for Darker Skin series I finish the look with a no-contour cheek sculpting and pretty pink lips. I use the Bobbi Brown colour pop cheek method which defines the cheeks by highlighting only which has now become popular as strobing. Don’t be scared by all of these terms, it’s really easy to do as you’ll see!

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: base

English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup Tutorial for darker/black/brown skin: base
New video!

My second video is up! It’s also the second in my English Rose bridal makeup for darker skin series. Tap/click here to see how to achieve a gorgeous glowing base for your special day.

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