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Fashion & Style Police Reviews NYX Blotting Paper & Makeup Brush Cleaner

Summer is here and I am loving the long sunny days. A new season usually means new beauty products. It is also a great time to get some stunning photos taken. I found some great Photobox Discount Codes and Vouchers and I am eager to get some personalised Photo Packs in time for Father’s Day this Sunday. Click here for more information.

The warm weather also means I need my blotting paper more than ever!  So I have quickly placed an order for NYX Fresh Face Blotting Paper, after running out of my old pack some days ago. I also decided to grab the NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner since my makeup brushes were in need of a deep clean.

 

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NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner

This NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner promises to give makeup brushes a deep clean. I used this product along with my Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner and dryer. The results were so good. I will definitely be buying this makeup brush cleaner again.

Here are my thoughts on the great product –

 

PROS

1. I love the practical packaging.

2. It is very affordable at £12 only.

3. A little goes a long way.

4. This brush cleaner is very effective. It cleans my makeup brushes very well.

 

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CONS
  1. None.

 

NYX Blotting Paper

This pack of  NYX Professional Makeup Blotting Paper comes with sheets of 100% pure pulp paper to absorb excess oils. It is super handy to have around especially in the summer months.

Here are my thoughts on this beauty product –

 

PROS
  1. I love the simple compact packaging. It is very easy to carry around.
  2. It is super affordable.
  3. This Blotting Paper removes excess oil completely, leaving the face matte.
  4. I found it very easy and convenient to use.
  5. It is great for the sensitive skin.

 

 

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CONS
  1. None

 

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Overall, I really like both NYX products. I think they are great value for money and I will definitely be buying them again. They are worth every penny for sure and they do the work beautifully!

What do you think of these products? Have you used any of them before?

Sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Natural Hair Transition Tips

The regular readers on Fashion and Style Police would know all about my natural hair transition story. I decided to go natural some years ago and although I have not looked back ever since. My hair has gone fully natural now, and although it is not at the length I want it to be, it is getting there.

 

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I picked up some life lessons from my natural hair transition. Here a few tips you may useful.

 

You don’t have to do the big chop

I didn’t go down the big chop route because I wasn’t comfortable cutting my hair. So I decided to transition my relaxed hair, and cut off the relaxed ends gradually. This process took forever but I would do it all over again if I had to. Rocking a very low-cut was not something I was prepared to do. So don’t feel you have to do cut your hair low to go natural.

 

Make time for hair wash day

The process of washing my hair takes hours. I wash my hair every fortnight when I don’t have a protective style on, and I always make sure I block out some hours to get my hair washed properly. If you intend to go natural, you must ensure you have the time to care for your hair. Keeping your scalp clean is very important especially when you are transitioning to natural hair. A dirty scalp would stop new growth from coming in, so hair wash days are super important.

I usually start my hair wash days with an oil treatment. Pink Oil Hair Moisturiser is the current oil treatment I am using. I apply the oil on my hair and leave it under a shower cap for a few hours, while I go about my normal day. Then I wash with SheaMoisture Shampoo and Conditioner. After washing, I apply African Pride Leave-in Conditioner and air dry.

 

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Get rid of all hair chemicals

I got rid of all my relaxers, texturises and all hair chemicals in my bathroom cabinets. And I made room for natural hair products. I have loads of  SheaMoisture hair products because they work amazingly well on my hair. I also make my own hair spray with water and almond oil in a spray bottle and that works great too.

 

Try different protective styles

My hair is always in a protective style. I took off my crotchet braids some weeks and I plan to have my hair in cornrows this weekend. I find it easier to manage my natural hair when it is a protective style. It is best to style the natural hair in various protective styles to retain hair length and keep it healthy.

 

What do you think of these natural hair tips?

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion and Style Police Reviews Rafra Balm Orange Extra Cleansing

I had the great opportunity to try out Rafra Balm Orange Extra Cleansing some weeks ago and I am now completely sold on the product. It is my first time trying out this Japanese brand, and I am glad I got the opportunity. I have used this cleanser a few times now, and I really like it.

 

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Product Description

Rafra Balm Orange Extra Cleansing is multi-functional. This cleanser serves as a makeup remover, facial cleanser, massage cream, exfoliant, and a facial mask. It removes impurities from the pores thoroughly and promotes smooth, luminous skin, with an amazing natural orange fragrance.

It is formulated without artificial fragrance, coloring, mineral oil, preservative, petroleum surfactant, paraben, and alcohol.

 

How to Use

1. Place a small amount into dry hands and rub together to heat up before applying to a dry face.

2. Massage gently in circular motions.

3. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

 

PROS
  1. I love the sweet orange fragrance. It smells so good.
  2. The cleanser feels amazing on my skin.
  3. I love the fact that to contains no artificial fragrance, coloring, mineral oil, preservative, petroleum surfactant, paraben, or alcohol.
  4. My skin feels soft and smooth after using this Rafra product.
  5. I like the fact that it is a multi-functional product. It means I can just grab this instead of 5 different product. Great to take away on holidays.

 

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CONS
  1. I would have found it easier to use if it came in a tube.
  2. It is quote pricey at £42.28 if you are shopping from the UK on eBay. I got this from Japan for the equivalent of that so it is quite an expensive product but I understand why.
  3. It does not wipe off my makeup completely especially the eye makeup area and when I have on heavy makeup. So it is best to wipe off the eye makeup before using this product.

 

Overall, I do recommend Rafra Balm Orange Extra Cleansing and I will be buying it again. I like the glow I get after using it.

Have you tried this product or any other Japanese skincare product before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a beautiful day.

 

 

 

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