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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