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Beauty Muse: Taraji P Hensen

Hey beauty lovers! The beautiful Taraji P Hensen is the beauty muse this month. I am a huge fan of this gorgeous black woman. This American actress and author has an amazing skin and her facial features are simply beautiful. It is hard to believe she is actually 49 years old. She could easily pass as a woman in her early thirties. This woman is simply gorgeous!

I remember seeing Taraji P Hensen in her first role in Baby Boy. That movie was one of my favourite back in the day. I became a fan of Hensen immediately. It would be lovely to be a fly on her wall to see how she gets to keep her skin glowing this much. But since that is not possible, reading her interviews where she shares her skincare routine and beauty tips is the closest to spying I can get.

 

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Here are some of her skincare and beauty secrets she shared with Vogue a few days ago –

 

For her makeup

“I just like to look refreshed…. I’d usually just pop a lash on and go!”

“I’m just showing off for y’all. I just want you to know I know how to do makeup.”

This is true, she usually wears her makeup light and the natural look works great for her.

 

Here a few more skincare tips she shared in a different interview with Glamour

I wash my face in the morning and at night. I drink a lot of water. You have to stay hydrated. As far as my hair…I wrap my hair at night because that’s less heat on it everyday. I’m a health whore, for lack of a better word. I love healthy hair and healthy skin. Also, I love skin that glows. That’s why I love this shea butter, because I put it on and I feel like, when I go home and I go to bed I take my clothes off, I feel like I’ve just put lotion on. And I only put it on once a day. I use the cream for my feet and I put socks on at night.

 

Her tips are spot on. Drinking a lot of water everyday does wonders for the skin and overall health. Washing the face morning and evening nourishes the facial skin and keeps it clean/moisturised. These tips definitely help the skin stay healthy and I can see they are working great for her.

 

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What do you think of Taraji P Hensen as a Beauty Muse? Are you a fan?

 

 

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Product Review – skinChemists Moisturisers

I am a huge fan of the skinChemists brand. I have used a few of their products in the past year, and I wish I could afford to use them all day, everyday. They are so good and these moisturisers right here did not let me down.

 

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I have been using the skinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser and the Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser, for weeks now and I have been loving them.

 

skinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser

I love this moisturiser so much. It feels great on my skin and ticks all the boxes for me. Here is the product description –

 

SkinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser is formulated for use as part of both a morning and evening skincare regimes. The advanced blend of active ingredients work in synergy to repair the skin from daily damage, whilst protecting against future environmental stress, leaving a mattified finish.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I adore the beautiful compact packaging.
  2. It has a lovely sweet fragrance, that is so long-lasting.
  3. I like the matte finish. It is also great as a foundation base for makeup.
  4. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and smooth.

 

CONS

  1. The price. A 50ml bottle goes for £114.90. But then again, quality skincare never comes cheap. I had to learn that the hard way.

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skinChemists Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser

This moisturiser is the TRUTH! It is definitely the best moisturiser I have tried in a long time. Here is the product description –

 

Our Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser is formulated with nourishing and hydrating actives, to smooth, illuminate and refine the skin while protecting against daily environmental damage.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It has an amazing fragrance. So sweet and so long-lasting.
  2. I love the pink colour and the product packaging.
  3. I love the texture of this moisturiser. It is great for my skin.
  4. It wakes up my dull skin.

 

CONS

  1. Maybe price again. A 50ml bottle goes for £89.90. However, like I said above, when it comes to skincare, the more expensive, the better.

 

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I recommend these moisturisers to anyone dealing with dull/tired skin. These moisturisers will definitely keep your looking radiant and awake.

Have you used any of these skinChemists moisturisers?

*PR samples.

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?

*PR Samples.

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