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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Beauty Blogger Box Swap with Sarah Fynn

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Sarah Fynn asked me if I wanted to do a blogger box swap. It seemed like fun so I said yes!

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How I do the sales and stay calm in 8 steps

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Some of the best beauty bargains can be found in the Boxing Day sales.  Here’s how I get value for money and stay sane!

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My favourite flatlay of 2016

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I subscribe to Harper’s Bazaar magazine for one main reason: the images are just pure art! Every cover, fashion shoot, editorial and flatlay is always perfect. Here are my favourite flatlays for 2016.

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West African Pink Gele and Matching Makeup

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Photo: Chrystal Images
Editing: Tasha’s Face

I met Abi of Chrystal Images at a Keziah Connections networking event.  Abi is a makeup artist and she suggested that we do a collaboration, with me picking the theme. I was at a loss until I spotted a woman wearing gele on the Chrystal Images Instagram page. Inspiration suddenly hit – I’ve never worn gele before and it’s clearly a skill that Abi has so why not base my look on this intricate headwrap?

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August Heat Face of the Day: Hyper-Strobing No Mascara

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We’ve had some extremely hot days this week (for the UK). Temperatures reached 33 (or more) degrees centigrade so it must have been unbearably hot on the London tubes.

I chose to wear a modified no-makeup makeup look. As was my usual for allergy season, there was no mascara. But this time I decided to use my Pat Mcgrath Labs Skin Fetish 003 Iridescent Pink 003 Pigment from the Nude set. I don’t buy Pat McGrath Labs (with a $25 shipping fee!) to play it safe!

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English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup YouTube Tutorials

English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup YouTube Tutorials
English Rose Bridal/Wedding Makeup YouTube Tutorials

I finally did it! I finally recorded and edited a YouTube tutorial! I think I was a bit ambitious choosing a bridal/wedding look for my first one but it’s done now.  We’ll I’ve done the eyes and brows but still need to do the base, lips and complexion which will be shorter. I’ll post again when I upload each video but for now here’s a taster in pictures:

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*Afro Hair & Beauty Live 2016 Haul

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I came home with all of this

You’ve seen my makeover, fashion show, and product pictures and videos from the Afro Hair and Beauty Live 2016 show so here’s what I picked up. You didn’t think I would leave empty handed did you?

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