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Good Night Sleep Essentials

I like my sleep. I need at least 8 hours of sound sleep to feel energised and ready to take on the world the next day. Good Night Essentials help me achieve a good night sleep. I have a sleep routine I stick to but I have been free styling of late, which has resulted to me not sleeping well, and feeling very grumpy in the morning. I had to do something about this, as it was beginning to affect the quality of my life.

Here are a few changes I have made, along with some new good night sleep essentials I got some days ago.

 

A Good Warm Shower/Bath

I make sure I take a nice warm shower a few hours before bed. If I have more time to play with, I run a bath and burn some candles, to help me relax. I have been burning my personalised Sweetness & Light Coconut Cream and Summer Breeze Soya Candles. They smell divine!

 

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I have also added this Dead Skin Body Scrub Frankincense Oil to my weekly skincare routine. My skin feels amazing after using this body scrub. I like to use it once a week to get rid of rough/dry skin. It also leaves my skin feeling very clean, which I love. I sleep better when I feel clean, so using a body scrub every now and again is a good night sleep essential. The Dead Sea Body Scrub with Frankincense Oil is stocked in Boots Stores.

 

 

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Here is a bit more info for the Dead Skin Body Scrub –

This chemical-free fusion of 100% Dead Sea salts and Frankincense oil, boosts circulation, smoothes rough, dry skin – leaving it silky and moisturized. Starting from the tips of your toes, scoop up a generous amount, massage all over, then simply rinse away.

 

Ingredients

Maris Sal, Boswellia Carterii Oil, (Olibanum).

 

Moisturise

After a good bath/shower, the next step is to moisturise. I have been using some new skincare products – Douvall’s Argan Multi Balm, Argan Active Protection Eye Serum, Argan Oil Moisturiser and Argan Bronzing Oil. These amazing skincare products were beautifully packaged in this Douvall’s pouch, which makes it super easy to pop in an overnight bag or handbag.

 

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I found these products very useful. The Argan Multi Balm is a great multitasking product to have around. I like the Argan Oil Moisturiser, it moisturised my skin beautifully, and the Argan Bronzing Oil added a little bit of glow to my skin. For my eyes, the Argan Active Protection Eye Serum felt great, and I noticed a difference in my eye area the morning after.

Here is a brief description of the product in the brand’s words –

 

Douvall’s Argan Bronzing Oil

This 100% natural and organic moisturising bronzing oil has the nourishing power of Argan Oil with added mineral make up giving you a bronzed shimmery healthy glow. It can be used on the face, body and hair. The Bronzing Oil is rich in vitamin E, antioxidants and fatty acids. It contains no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals or toxins. This oil is also cruelty free, and housed in a recyclable dark glass bottle.

 

Douvall’s Argan Multi Balm

This balm provides intense instant hydration for dry skin. It can be used on rough patches, dry lips, calloused feet, cuticles and even sunburn. The nourishing and healing properties of Argan Oil are concentrated in a solid, leak-proof formula. Argan Multi Balm provides a protective barrier that locks in moisturise for soft supple skin all year round. This versatile balm can even be used with Douvall’s organic cotton muslin cloth as an effective, pH balancing cleanser and make up remover.

 

Douvall’s Argan Active Protection Eye Serum

This eye serum protects, repairs and lifts the delicate eye area. Using Argan Active Protection, the ultimate revitalising hydrating eye serum that penetrates deep into the dermis to Firm, nourish and plump the skin, with a complex of natural plant based actives, which improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles, with Aloe Vera for soothing.

 

Douvall’s Argan Oil Moisturiser

Douvall’s Argan Oil Moisturiser is fast absorbing, light weight, extremely high in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which deeply hydrates, nourishes and repairs the skin. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

This Argan Oil Moisturiser is light enough to use as a day and night cream, as well as a deeply nourishing, powerful and replenishing moisturiser for the body. It can also be applied on nail cuticles for stronger nails, and to hair as a hair treatment. 

 

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These Douvall’s products have been added to my daily skincare routine and my skin is thanking me for it. The Argan Multi Balm is my favourite product from the collection. I usually apply it on my lips, hands and feet before I go to bed. And I love the way my lips, hands and feet feel when I wake up.

 

 

A Cosy Sleepwear is a Good Night Sleep Essential

What I wear to sleep usually determines the kind of sleep I get. So I like to pay attention to my sleepwear. A  Cosy sleepwear is definitely a good night sleep essential.

 

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I recently received this Maya Woven Long Sleeve Pyjamas and Clara Woven Long Sleeve Tile Print Short Robe by Cyberjammies, and I love them. The oriental florals designed pyjamas is a beauty. I really like the colour. I also love the teal colour and design of the robe. The material is also very comfy!

 

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The Pyjamas and Robe help to ensure I get a good night sleep. I like having robes to pop on or off depending on the weather and where I am. I can see myself wearing these pieces a lot.

 

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No Caffeine After 8pm

I love my caffeinated drinks. If you know me well enough, you would know all about my love for cappuccino and coca-cola. I usually stick to taking a cup of cappuccino in the morning but I can easily be seen sipping a glass of coke as late as 10pm sometimes, which has started to affect the quality of my sleep.

My target now is to take not more than 2 glasses of coke a day, and not later than 8pm. Preferably a lot earlier but I am a realist, which means I am unable to build castles in the sky. So I will start with a target of 8pm and move it down to 7pm in a few weeks, depending on how I cope.

 

So there you have it. My good night sleep essentials and routine. All these items help me sleep better. What do you think of them? Did any catch your eye?

 

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Product Review: Shea Moisture Hair Products Range

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I have written about my transition to natural hair a few times now and I have mentioned a few hair products I have been using. Well, I have a few more products to tell you about. Say hello to the Shea Moisture Hair Products Range.

I have used these products for a few weeks now, and I am definitely going to buy all 4 of them again. They are the TRUTH and that is a fact!

Here is all you need to know about each product –

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo £10.99

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Here is what the brand has to say about this Moisture Retention Shampoo:

This hydrating gentle moisturizing shampoo offers gentle cleansing for your hair and promotes scalp health without stripping your hair off natural oils. Keeping a clean and healthy scalp is key to growing long, strong and healthy hair! The unique blend of raw organic Shea Butter with Sea Kelp and Argan Oil aids in moisture retention and softens and smoothens damaged, coarse and brittle hair.

SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is a clarifying hair care treatment specially designed to gently cleanse and remove product build-up. It hydrates hair from deep within, so your dry, brittle and coarse tresses become smooth, frizz-free, and enviously bouncy.

 

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It is a sulfate-free, paraben-free shampoo.
  2. It smells amazing.
  3. It cleanses the hair throughly without stripping the hair off its natural oils.
  4. My hair feels very soft and moisturised after each use.
  5. I get amazing curls after using this shampoo and air drying my hair.

 

CONS

None. This is the best shampoo I have ever used.

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner £10.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Restorative Conditioner:

This conditioner is perfection in a bottle. Its unique formula is made with raw Shea Butter that deeply penetrates while restoring dry scalp and hair. It has Sea Kelp for mineral-rich nutrition that seals and smoothes hair cuticles, while Argan Oil restores shine and helps promote hair elasticity. The result is a deep conditioning hair care treatment that helps restore health and shine to over-processed hair, to ensure your strands are soft, shiny, moisturized and resilient.

This Restorative Hair Care formula is completely sulfate-free, parabens-free, and coluor-safe. Use it as a leave-in or rinse out conditioner that detangles, moisturizes, repairs and restores lifeless, damaged hair.

 

I use this straight after using the shampoo, and I leave it on for about 20 minutes

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. My hair feels super soft, shiny and moisturised after each use.
  2. It is sulfate free, parabens-free and colour safe conditioner.
  3. I love the thick creamy texture.
  4. It is a leave-in and a rinse out conditioner at the same time.

CONS

None. I am sold on this conditioner!

 

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Masque Treatment £12.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque:

This deep nourishing treatment masque is enriched with the goodness of Argan Oil – touted for its high concentrations of vitamins A and E that help strengthen and smoothen hair naturally, as well as Sea Kelp extract, which is a humectant that helps your hair retain moisture. These ingredients come together to make an all-natural deep treatment masque that does wonders to smoothen, soften and strengthen chemically treated hair, perfect for transitioning it to healthy natural hair.

The certified organic raw Shea butter in this hair masque deeply penetrates the root and shaft of damaged hair to deliver the moisture and slip your curls need without weighing it down. For best results, use it in combination with SheaMoisture’s Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo.

I prepoo my dry hair with this Deep Treatment Masque, leaving it on for a minimum of 30 minutes before washing out.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It smells great, just like the rest of the products in the range.
  2. It detangles my hair.
  3. It leaves my feeling soft and moisturised.
  4. My hair looks healthy and shiny with no breakage.

CONS

None. I wonder why I need thought of deep conditioning my hair all these years. This is definitely a great hair product.

 

Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment £12.99

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Here is what Shea Butter has to say about this Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment:

SheaMoisture’s Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment is fortified with Jamaican Black Castor Oil which is rich in essential fatty acids. Certified organic Shea Butter provides deep, nourishing moisturization to dry, damaged hair while natural ingredients like peppermint invigorate the scalp and promote hair growth.

SheaMoisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Edge Treatment is a gentle styling aid which protects, nourishes and strengthens damaged, processed hair. This nourishing edge gel provides a gentle hold and transforms your hair into shining, envious curls!

 

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It nourishes and tames my edges.
  2. It has an amazing creamy/silky texture.
  3. It smells great.
  4. It makes my natural hair easier to manage.
  5. It leaves me with smooth, frizz-free curls!

CONS

None. It is fab hair product to have.

 

I recommend all 4 products 100%. They are great for natural hair and for transitioning to natural hair. I can’t be without them now that I know how good they are. And another fab thing about these products is the fact that they are easy to purchase from Shea Butter’s website, Boots, All Beauty, Superdrug and many more.

I will be sharing a photo of my hair growth soon so keep your eyes peeled.

Have you used any of these products? Wha are your thoughts?

Product Review: T444Z Hair Food & Argan Oil Therapy Conditoner

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You should all know by now that I am transitioning to natural hair. My hair journey has been topsy turvy for weeks now, but I am glad to say it is growing nicely and looking very healthy. I promised to share some of the amazing hair products I have been using, so here is a product review post featuring 2 of them – T444Z Hair Food and Argan Oil Therapy Conditioner. I have used both made in the UK products for months now and I am well impressed but before I tell you all about them, here is what T444Z has to say about the Hair Food product:

T444Z offers a holistic approach to improve a person’s hair. It is a plant-based product that was developed from natural ingredients extracted from the trees deep from the forests of Africa. In the interest of keeping it organic, T444Z has limited the use of preservatives.

Use T444Z for massive hair growth, volumen and thickness. It also repairs hair lines, stops balding, dandruff, scalp dryness, itchiness and and even hair loss

 

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Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS
  1. My hair became thicker, longer and healthier since I started using this hair food.
  2. It relieves the itchiness on my scalp.
  3. It has restored my hair-line.

 

CONS
  1. It is quite pricey at £16.99 but it is money well spent in my books.
  2. It has a strong minty smell.

 

Overall, I recommend this T444Z Hair Food to anyone struggling with hair loss, dandruff or itchiness. I have bought it a few times now and I would keep buying this product because it does the job. I bought this product on eBay, and I know it is readily available online ad in shops so have a look around. A quick Google search will put you on the right path.

 

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I had both the T444Z Shampoo and Conditioner but I ran out of the Shampoo some weeks ago and forgot to take a picture, so I will tell you all about that Detox Shampoo another day. Here is what T444Z has to say about this product:

The Argan Oil Therapy Conditioner is specially formulated to lock in moisture and seal the hair without weighing it down. The enriched conditioner increases the hair vitality, lustre and shine.

I used this product after shampooing. I divide my hair into 4 sections and massage the conditioner in, leaving in for 20 minutes (under a shower cap), then wash off. I did use only the conditioner once, in my first attempt to co-wash and I didn’t like the way my hair felt so I won’t do that again.

Here are my thoughts on this conditioner:

PROS
  1. It leaves my hair feeling soft and looking shiny.
  2. My hair feels very clean and conditioned.
  3. I like the packaging.
  4. I like the fragrance of the conditioner.
  5. I have noticed a massive difference in the length and thickness of my hair since I started using this conditioner, a few months ago.
  6. It is quite affordable at £18.74 for the Detox Shampoo (which is also very fab, cleans the hair beautifully) and the Argan Oil Therapy Conditioner. It is also readily available online and in stores. I got mine from Amazon.

 

CONS

None

 

I recommend these products. They fulfil all promises and worth every penny. Try them, your hair will thank you later.

 

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