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#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.

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

 

The February 2016 Vogue had two features worth mentioning. The first stood out for me as the whole “New Beginnings” fashion feature was centred around two curly-haired beauties. I’m always looking for curly hair in magazines having grown up being told by the media that only straight hair is beautiful (which is not true of course).  There is also an ethnic mix between the two models. Then, the “Colour by Numbers” feature was solely fronted by Linesy Montero who was in high demand in 2015 into 2016 so hopefully that will continue this year.

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

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

In March’s edition we saw Pooja Mor in the “Kind of Blue” fashion feature and she was also rocking gorgeous curls. Clearly 2016 was a good year for curls in Vogue! Finally, I’ve shared with you a few pages from the Vogue 100 Classic Pieces fashion feature.

 

 

Harper’s Bazaar in February 2016 featured an image of Lineisy Montero backstage at the Chloe show. Not groundbreaking but I mention it because the image is beautiful and wanted an excuse to share it. Then in March we got lots of Lineisy! She was the sole model for the beauty feature “Spring’s Fresh Face” and was one of three models in the “Under Construction” fashion feature. As with everything in Bazaar, the models and the images were just so beautiful. In April, a model with hair that resembles my current curl pattern showed us the “10 things we love”, “we” being Bazaar and hopefully the reader too. For some reason I didn’t keep the page with items 9 & 10 therefore I lost the name of the model. Finally, September’s edition features Alecia Morais wearing her natural hair (as far as I can tell) in the atmospheric fashion feature called “Brave the Elements”.

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

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

I would ask Harper’s Bazaar to keep up the good work – I want to keep seeing women I can relate to.

It’s clear that I love physical magazines – reading on a tablet is just not the same. By now you’re probably wondering whether I also read magazines aimed specifically at black women and the answer is yes! I regularly buy and read Black Beauty & Hair, Black Hair and New African Woman and  have started reading and liking Pride Magazine so will definitely buy more. Are there any others you would recommend?

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

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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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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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Beauty Box

My First Beauty Box- GlowwBox – October

October GlowwBox
October GlowwBox

 

October GlowwBox
October GlowwBox

 

Ok, so it’s taken me a while to mention this mainly because a box in itself is not creative, and I was trying to figure out how I would review my GlowwBox!  GlowwBox describes itself as a ” luxurious beauty experience for women of colour”.

First impressions were great, cute box in black with pink tissue paper and it smelt divine due to the Soft Honey Natural Olive Oil Soap by Nablus. I also got a Komoe hair cream and some sample sachets of Lavera 24 hour Hydrating Cream in Wild Rose and Macadamia Nut.   I’ll review the cream soon. I’m not sure about the soap, I have dry skin so you’ll appreciate my apprehension in trying anything new! As for the hair cream, I’m am very fussy on my haircare and the whole thing is in French so I’ll give it a miss.

Make-up wise, I received a black Benecos Natural Kajal Liner and a BellaPierre Cosmetics dual brush.  I’ll review these for you shortly.

October GlowwBox
October GlowwBox