Haircare Secrets of the Stars

I got this amazing book – How to be adorned; A girl’s guide to Hollywood glamour by Caroline Cox. The amazing book is about all things beauty and I was reading a chapter about haircare secrets of the stars the other day. I found the chapter really interesting. It was fun to dig into all the beauty tips of the stars like a fly on the wall. Here are some of my favourite hair care tips from the book  –

Constance Bennett

Constance Bennett was an American stage, film, radio, and television actress. This beauty washed her hair every 2 weeks (like I do) with soap and eggs! After washing her hair with soap, she would rub in whites of 2 eggs into her hair and rinse it all off with hot water, then warm water and finally cold water.

Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne was an American actress and singer. Her haircare secret was rubbing in hot oil into her hair 3 three hours before washing, followed by a vinegar rinse. She washed her hair once every 3 weeks.

Eva Longoria

The beautiful Eva Longoria touches her roots with hairspray and eyeshadow the same shade as her hair dye to blend in. I think this tip is one to remember. I love her hair.

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Madonna

Madonna loves showing off her roots. She intentionally lets them show to create an edgy look undone look and it works great for her.

Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall washes her hair once a week and doesn’t use a blow-dry. She allows her hair air dry and uses French mink oil on the ends of her hair.

Jennifer Lopez

The beautiful Jennifer Lopez aka JLO rinses her hair with mineral water to flatten the cuticles and help the hair stay shiny. No wonder her hair is always looking so good.

Do you have a tried and tested hair care tip to share?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

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.

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