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Natural Hair Transition Update & Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie Review

For those who are do not know, I have been transitioning back to my natural hair for some months now, and my hair is almost at the texture I need it to be. My hair is now completely natural, with a few dead textured ends here and there, which I trim off regularly. I didn’t go for the whole ‘big chop’ because I wasn’t comfortable cutting my hair that low, and I am happy I doing it this way, although my transition is taking longer because of it.

I have been on the lookout for a curl enhancing hair product to bring my curls back to life, so I was very happy to try this Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie when my hair stylist introduced it to me.

 

 

I have used this on my hair and my daughter’s hair for some weeks now, and I love it!

Here is the product description –

SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie is enriched with natural ingredients to give you soft, silky and defined curls! Enriched with certified organic Shea Butter, this conditioning enhancing smoothie smooths split ends and tames stray flyaways to transition damaged, over-processed hair to gloriously shiny, bouncy curls!
SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie is an all-natural leave on styling cream specially formulated for wavy, curly hair. Coconut oil used in this moisturizing formula hydrates and protects hair against breakage while replenishing lost oils. Neem Oil imparts brilliant shine and adds volume and definition to dull, lifeless curls and coils. This enhancing smoothie bottles in the benefits of Silk Protein, an important ingredient that softens unruly locks making them irresistibly smooth and easy to manage.

 

 

PROS

  1. It is great for my hair texture.
  2. It moisturizes my hair beautifully, and leaves it very soft and curly.
  3. It does not weigh my hair down.
  4. It has a lovely light fragrance.
  5. It is cruelty free.
  6. It is available for £13.99 in Boots, Amazon, Superdrug, and many other stores.

 

 

CONS

None.

 

I love this Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie. It is the best curl enhancing product I have ever used! I recommend to anyone in need of a great curl enhancing product; this might be the one you need!

What are your thoughts? Have you tried this hair product before? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Product Review: A Massage Oil and a Cleansing Body Wash

I like a good massage. There is nothing better than having a full body massage. Trust me, it is the best feeling in the world, as long as you have it done with the right products and hands.

I try to take time off regularly to go for a good massage. With the nature of my work and my busy life, I see this regular treatments as a necessity not luxury. A good massage kind of puts my body back together.

This review post is all about an Aromotherapy Associates Restful and Tranquil Massage Oil and a Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash.

 

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Aromotherapy Associates Restful and Tranquil Massage Oil £42

Here is the product description by Aromotherapy Associates –

Indulge in a moment of relaxation with our Relax Body Oil which works to leave the skin looking and feeling silky smooth. Infused with Vetivert, Camomile and Ylang Ylang, this luxurious natural body oil is easily absorbed into the skin whilst also calming your body and mind to prepare you for a comforting and peaceful night sleep.

 

I have used this massage oil for months now, so here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I love the fragrance a lot. It smells amazing and reminds of a Spa.
  2. It feels so good on the skin. I love the texture of the oil.
  3. It leaves my skin feeling and looking smooth and radiant.
  4. It is great for mental health. It calms my body and mind. It is best to use just before sleep as it aids relaxation and guarantees a good night rest.
  5. It is quite affordable at £42 for a 100ml body.

 

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CONS

  1. The packaging is a bit of issue. The pump on my bottle tends to fall off a lot so I have to be very careful with it.

Overall, I would recommend this Aromotherapy Associates Restful and Tranquil Massage Oil to anyone in need of a good massage and body oil. This oil is amazing, trust me.

 

Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash £5.50

Here is the product description by Sanctuary Spa –

Sanctuary Body Wash is an aromatic body wash infused with essential oils and spices to gently cleanse and condition, whilst moisturising capsules of sesame oil and jojoba burst on the skin to help leave it feeling soft, silky smooth and subtly scented.

I have used this product for weeks now, here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It smells amazing. The lovely fragrance puts me in a good mood every time I use it.
  2. I love the packaging. It looks amazing in my bathroom cupboard.
  3. You only need a small amount, a little goes a long way.
  4. It leaves my skin looking and feeling silky smooth.
  5. It i so affordable at £5.50 for a 200ml bottle.
  6. It is completely free from polyethylene microbeads.

 

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CONS

None.

This Sanctuary Spa Cleansing Burst Body Wash is a must-have for everyone.

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

 

*I got the massage oil from my local spa – The Mere Knutsford Cheshire, and the body wash was one of the goody bag products sent to me by Boots.

 

 

Product Review: Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Range

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I was extremely overjoyed when these beauties landed on my doorstep. I am a makeup lover and I love Rimmel London so finding these in the post was good. I am always up for trying new makeup. My makeup bag is currently loaded with a variety of makeup products and brands and I love it. Variety is indeed the spice of life.

I have used quite a number of Rimmel London products and I have many of them in my makeup bag. I always head for the Rimmel London stand at my local Boots store. I like that their products are affordable and good, and the new Scandaleyes Reloaded range is no different.

 

Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Extreme Black/Noir Intense

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Reloaded Black

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about these mascaras –

Rimmel London Scandaleyes Reloaded Mascara is everything you need for unstoppable volume! Now with a new formula and max density brush that gives extreme volume and wear for up to 24HR impact that’s easy to remove with warm water.

Here are my thoughts on both mascaras:

PROS

  1. I love the packaging of both mascaras. Especially the rich red-orange packaging. I found it attractive.
  2. I love the fact that there is a black and extreme black shade.
  3. They are very long-lasting. They stay on all day.
  4. I found it easy to wipe off with warm water.
  5. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  6. It is very affordable at £6.99 each.
  7. Both mascara gave my lashes more volume and more length.
  8. No clumps at all.

CONS

None.

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I recommend both mascaras to anyone in need of a great mascara. These are the ones you need.

 

Scandaleyes Thick & Thin Eye Liner

 

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Here is what Rimmel London has to say about the Precision Micro Eye Liner and the Thick and Thin eye liner –

3D slanted felt tip liner to draw flawless thick and thin lines!

Unique 3D applicator draws thick and thin lines
Intense colour lasts up to 24 hours
Waterproof and smudge-proof

 

Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS

  1. I found both easy to apply, especially the Precision Micro Eye Liner.
  2. They are quite affordable at £5.49 each.
  3. They can be found in Boots, Superdrug, Asda, Asos, Tesco and Feel Unique.
  4. They dry quickly and does not smudge.
  5. They are long-lasting.

 

CONS

None.

 

I think both eye liners do the job perfectly. I would recommend them 100%.

 

Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts?

 

*PR samples.