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The Truth About Nappy Hair

The truth about nappy hair is that it is A LOT of hardwork maintaining it, but so worth it in the end. Growing up, my hair was natural and I hated it! It was hard coarse, thick, long and annoying. I didn’t know what to do with it, so I just ignored it. There were no blogs to read or vlogs to watch, to educate us on what to with our kinky hair. And there was hardly anyone around me with a natural hair too.

I cut my hair very short a number of times whilst growing up. It was easier to manage the nappy hair once it was short.

 

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Some of the lucky ones are blessed with soft manageable hair, like my daughter. Her hair is so beautiful. It is soft and curly, and a lot more easier to manage than mine. People like me with the very coarse hair have to struggle to manage our natural hair, and when we can struggle no more, we texturise the damn thing! Back in the day, texturizing/relaxing the hair was the only way to manage it. If only I knew then what I know now, I would have kept my hair free of chemicals.

My hair has been chemical free for over 2 years now; the struggle has been real, but I won’t have it any other way. The reason I decided to stop using relaxers/texturisers on my hair was because my hair became extremely unhealthy and I needed to bring it back to life.

I like the way my hair is looking now, there is no more hair breakage and my hair is the healthiest I have seen in ages, but it comes with a lot of work.

The hair products I use can be expensive and my hair routine can be exhausting sometimes but I try to keep it simple. I have reviewed most of the hair products I use, so have a look at the review posts if you missed any of them.

If you are contemplating going your hair natural, I would advise you to go for. It is the best thing I ever did for my hair, and I am 99% certain you won’t regret it as long as you are happy and ready to put in the work. If you are not ready to dedicate the time and money, wait until you can.

Another thing I have noticed about the natural afro hair community is that it seems to be the norm to have a big chop. I didn’t have a big chop because I didn’t want the crop hair look and my nappy hair grew out just fine. It did take a while to fully transition but I got there in the end, so please don’t think you must have the big chop.

Are you rocking the nappy hair? How are you finding it? Please share your tips or secrets  in the comments section.

 

 

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Beauty Secrets to Stay Pretty at 45000 Feet

Summer is here, and that means it is holiday time! Many of us have holidays booked and that means many long flights ahead. Looking good on a flight can be hardwork sometimes. The stress of travelling, especially with young children, can be a little too much. Most times our skincare/beauty routine is out of the window by the time we board, and every beauty rule is broken by the time the plane takes off!

 

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If you’re the type who travels a lot, then you need to make sure you take extra care of your skin. But how can we know what’s the best way to take care of our skin when nobody lives thousands of feet in the sky?

While flying through a couple of countries, I observed that the air hostesses were always so radiant and gorgeous. What was so interesting was how beautiful they looked despite the stress(dealing with demanding passengers)  and long hours of work on the airplane.

After a bit of probing into the beauty secrets of the air hostesses, I finally cracked their code. If you’re curious like I was or if you’re the type who loves travels and wants to maintain a beautiful skin, then this article is for you.

 

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  1. Moisturize

I wasn’t surprised when I found out that air hostesses moisturize more than usual. Keeping your skin healthy and glowing for long hours means that you need to make sure that your skin retains as much moisture as possible.

  1. Drink plenty of water

This goes hand-in-hand with moisturizing. Moisturizing will make sure that your skin is not starved off water but you need to note that real beauty starts from the inside out. Staying hydrated reduces the chances of your skin getting dry, plus it flushes out toxins from your body. Toxin build up can find its way to your skin, so drinking water is one of the easiest ways to get clear skin.

  1. Layer your skin care products

The weather 45000 feet away can be really harsh on the skin especially when it is a long flight. I remember my Emirates flight to Dubai last Christmas, I had to layer my skincare products to get the shine and glow I wanted.

The secret is in the layering. For example, before applying foundation, they make sure they moisturize really well. The same goes for applying lipstick. Use a lip balm first then layer it with your favourite coloured lipstick. The idea is to keep the skin-rejuvenating products beneath all the makeup to get double dose of beauty.

  1. Choose your makeup wisely

Makeup can enhance your beauty. But if you’re looking for the long-term effect of beautiful skin then you need to choose makeup that will help your skin.

Don’t go for anything heavy. Choose makeup that’s light on the skin. Plant and mineral makeup can do wonders on your skin while still preserving that natural look. It’s easy on your skin while it hides away your blemishes.

 

What do you think of these tips? Do you have any to add? Please do so in the comments section below.

Product Review: Rimmel London New Insta Collection

I am a huge Rimmel London fan, right from my days at the University. I find Rimmel London makeup affordable and perfect for what I need them for. My friend and I were Rimmel London junkies in uni, that was one of the major makeup brands we used back then, and we still love it.

I had the golden opportunity to try out the new Rimmel London Insta Collection, I was blown away by how amazing the products.

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These makeup products have filled a massive hole in my makeup bag. I have never had a duo contour stick or a concealer palette for EVERYTHING, and now I do! This Insta Collection is the TRUTH!

Insta Duo Contour Stick

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These great double-ended format makes contouring very quick & super easy. It beautifully shapes the face and enhances definition.

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I received this Insta Duo Contour Stick in the dark, medium and light shade. Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It is so easy to apply, no mess at all.
  2. It blends in quite easily.
  3. I like the creamy texture.
  4. It is small enough to pop in the bag.
  5. It is so affordable at just £6.99 per stick.
  6. It comes in 3 shades, so there should be a shade for everyone.

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CONS

None. You should pop into your local Boots, Superdrug, Asda or Tesco to have a look at these sticks. They are my new makeup essentials.

Insta Fix & Go Spray

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This 2 in 1 primer & setting spray with can be applied underneath or over the top of your  makeup. Here are my thoughts on this spray –

PROS

  1. It dries quickly with just a single application.
  2. It locks makeup, leaving it fresh all day.
  3. It has a lovely refreshing fragrance.
  4. It is a multi-tasking product. It can be used before and after applying makeup.\
  5. It is so affordable at £6.99 for a 100ml bottle.

CONS

None. I LOVE this primer and setting spray.

Insta Conceal & Contour and Conceal & Correct

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Say hello to Rimmel’s 1st ever multi-tasking Conceal and Correct, and Conceal and Contour palettes, in 3 fabulous natural creamy shades. I got all the 4 palettes (3 Conceal and Contour and 1 Conceal and Correct). T

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. The Conceal and Contour palette neutralises dark undereye circles, covers blemishes and brightens dull skin.
  2. The Conceal and Contour palette highlights, conceal imperfections and contour to accentuate your prettiest features.
  3. They are easy to use with the illustration at the back of the palette as a guide.
  4. They are affordable as well, £5.49 each.
  5. They blend in quite easily.

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CONS

None. These palettes are so handy.

Insta Fix & Matte Powder

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This translucent pressed powder can be used to set foundation as a finishing step and for quick touch ups during the day. Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I use this during the day for quick touch ups, and it creates a smooth matte finish.
  2. It is very affordable at £4.99.
  3. I love the pretty packaging.

 

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CONS

None

I love all the products in this Insta Collection. Check them out, now available in Boots, Asda, Tesco, and Superdrug.

What do you think of this Rimmel London Insta Collection?

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