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Beauty Muse: Sade Adu

I grew up listening to her songs – Sweetest Taboo, Smooth Operator, King of Sorrow, By Your Side, and her other hits. She has a very sultry, lovely voice and a very beautiful face. Say hello to my Beauty MuseSade Adu also known as Helen Folasade Adu.

 

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They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Well I say everyone beholds this beauty. This Nigerian born, Essex raised stunner is the definition of timeless beauty. She is one woman who does not seem to age one bit. She is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen. And she has an equally beautiful voice. I could fall asleep just listening to her.

I love her amazing golden skin, her beautiful eyes, black silky hair, her eyebrows, and everything else. No one can wear a red lip as pretty as Sade. Even at almost 60, she can still give 21 year olds, a run for their money. This woman is beauty goals.

 

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If I could be a fly on her wall, I would love to take a look into her bathroom cupboard, just to see what beauty products she swears by. I would also love to take a peep into her makeup bag as well. But since I can’t, I had to go digging for interviews online where she shared her beauty tips and secrets. And guess what? I found nothing.

Sade Adu is known for her privacy and zero interest in granting interviews so that could explain why I couldn’t find any beauty quote from her at all.

This is extremely rare for a successful singer, her career path is different but it worked and still works for her. And that is all that matters.

I will keep digging, maybe I will get lucky one day. But until then, we can only wonder.

 

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Are you a fan of Sade Adu? What do you think of her as a Beauty Muse?

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Beauty Muse – Vanessa Williams

The stunning Vanessa Williams is the Beauty Muse today. This woman is a boss when it comes all things beauty.

 

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Vanessa Williams has always been a beauty muse to me, right from when I was growing up. I think she has amazing features, and I have always admired her. She is also ageing beautifully before our very eyes, I still can’t get over the fact that she is in her fifties. I hope I look as good as she does when I am her age. This beauty muse is beauty goals in my eyes. I adore everything about her.

I remember her controversial beauty queen period (first black Miss America in 1983), and I loved how she stood tall from the drama, and went on to build a good career for herself. She is a strong beautiful woman.

 

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I have always wanted to know more her skincare routine and beauty tips, so I was glad to find she shared some of them.

 

Her skincare routineย 

I start my day with a glass of lemon water and an application of a skin repair serum, which helps restart the skin to its youthful radiance. My Re-Start Skin Repair Serum is a multi-purpose formulation that helps treat and protect skin against aging, stress, and harmful environmental elements. It leaves my skin feeling smooth and even and has exceptional ingredients to which I was introduced by specialists around the world.

 

I love the sound of her skincare routine.

 

Caring for the body for beauty

Staying hydrated is number one, especially for our skin. I am also a strong believer in exercise. I am obsessed with my Body Theory Drenched class and Zumba.

 

I am also a strong believer in exercise and hydration. I think they do wonders for her health, skin and state of mind.

 

What do you of Vanessa Williams as a beauty muse? Are you a fan? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Male Grooming: Getting Your Regime Right

Looking after yourself is a good thing whether you are a man or woman, although it is still fairly new for the majority of guys. Things like male skin products, manscaping tools and male makeup are now readily available on the high street, but there is still a long way to go in terms of the offerings coming anywhere near to the wide variety of products available to women.

 

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If you’re a guy who likes to groom, or you feel like you want to start investing a little more in your aesthetic wellness, then these tips will be a really good starting point for your journey into self-care and styling:

 

Hair & Scalp

Wash your hair with the same stuff you wash your bits with? This won’t be the best for your hair or scalp because body washing products aren’t designed for hair or scalp care. There are lots of ways to give your scalp and hair extra love, which will in turn reward your with thicker better conditioned hair and a healthy scalp. Try to integrate these tips into your hair care routine:

  • Get a great haircut.
  • Pat your hair dry, don’t rub it, as your hair is more vulnerable when wet.
  • Avoid heated styling tools like a hairdryer or straighteners.
  • Try and avoid rinsing your hair in super hot water – if you want piping hot water enjoy it on your body not your hair as it strips essential oils from the hair.
  • Choose a stylist for any chemical treatments on your hair as home treatments can damage the hair greatly.
  • Use the right shampoo and conditioner – if you are unsure, ask your hair stylist.
  • Use a paddle brush to brush your hair when wet, or avoid brushing at all to avoid damage.
  • Get a trim every six weeks to get rid of split ends.
  • Massage your scalp regularly and avoid using any products that irritate it and cause dandruff.

 

Skin

A good diet and lots of water will benefit you from the inside out, but you can also improve your skin with some quick, cheap and easy changes to your current regime like these:

  • Use a great cleanser – your skin could have been exposed to a lot of harsh environments like super hot showers, polluted air in the city, wind or cold if you work or spend a lot of time outside, and possibly harsh wash products. Use a good cleanser to soothe, clean and clear the skin as well as moisturise it.
  • Use a really good quality razor as cheap ones can cause razor burn or encourage ingrown hairs. Use a wet razor that suits your skin, or consider using a good quality electric razor like the Braun Series 7.
  • Moisturise with a fragrance free moisturiser that is right for your skin. A skin consultation with a qualified skincare expert could be a good idea to help you find out your skin type and to understand which products are best for your skin.
  • Protect your skin with an SPF every single day. Even when we can’t see the sun, there are UV rays continually ageing and damaging our skin, whatever the weather. Using an SPF of 30 or higher will help keep your skin protected.

 

Facial Hair

Facial hair may not go beyond eyebrows for you, in which case threading or waxing every few weeks, or even just a bit of tweezing will help keep you looking groomed. However, you may have other facial hair to think about as well. If you have a beard, it is certainly a good idea to get into a habit of grooming it to stop it looking scruffy or bedraggled. Using beard oil, trimming your beard and combing it should keep it in good condition.

If you have stray hair coming out of your nose, or ears, this is a natural process of ageing, but that doesn’t make it particularly enjoyable to have. You can get special trimming scissors with rounded ends to manually snip away those sprouters. Alternatively an ear and nose hair trimmer might not be the most exciting purchase you have ever made, but it will be specially designed to quickly and conveniently get rid of those stragglers.

 

Teeth

A good general maintenance plan for the teeth is to brush twice a day for at least two minutes at a time, with a suitable toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as cutting down on bad habits that may damage the teeth and gums and visiting your dentist every 6 months or so alongside additional hygienist appointments as well. It may also be that you want to enhance the look of your teeth with cosmetic dentistry.

Within the last few years cosmetic dentistry has soared in popularity as procedures like adult teeth straightening, veneers and teeth whitening became more affordable and accessible to most budgets and lifestyles. There are many options for you if you would like to incorporate dental aesthetics into your lifestyle, but the first step is a consultation to discuss your wants, needs, budget, timescale and expectations, and to give you an examination to determine what is suitable for you. Under no circumstances is it a good idea to buy tooth whitening kits online, or to go to an unregistered salon to have your teeth whitened. This can cause various negative issues such as burning of the gums or long-term damage to the soft tissues in the mouth.

The amount of grooming you choose to do is personal to you but if you do want to ramp up your grooming game, there are many different options for you to enjoy and incorporate into your daily routine, just have fun with it and don’t be afraid to try different things out.

 

*Collaborative Post.