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Fashion & Style Police Reviews NYX Blotting Paper & Makeup Brush Cleaner

Summer is here and I am loving the long sunny days. A new season usually means new beauty products. It is also a great time to get some stunning photos taken. I found some great Photobox Discount Codes and Vouchers and I am eager to get some personalised Photo Packs in time for Father’s Day this Sunday. Click here for more information.

The warm weather also means I need my blotting paper more than ever!  So I have quickly placed an order for NYX Fresh Face Blotting Paper, after running out of my old pack some days ago. I also decided to grab the NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner since my makeup brushes were in need of a deep clean.

 

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NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner

This NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner promises to give makeup brushes a deep clean. I used this product along with my Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner and dryer. The results were so good. I will definitely be buying this makeup brush cleaner again.

Here are my thoughts on the great product –

 

PROS

1. I love the practical packaging.

2. It is very affordable at £12 only.

3. A little goes a long way.

4. This brush cleaner is very effective. It cleans my makeup brushes very well.

 

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CONS
  1. None.

 

NYX Blotting Paper

This pack of  NYX Professional Makeup Blotting Paper comes with sheets of 100% pure pulp paper to absorb excess oils. It is super handy to have around especially in the summer months.

Here are my thoughts on this beauty product –

 

PROS
  1. I love the simple compact packaging. It is very easy to carry around.
  2. It is super affordable.
  3. This Blotting Paper removes excess oil completely, leaving the face matte.
  4. I found it very easy and convenient to use.
  5. It is great for the sensitive skin.

 

 

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CONS
  1. None

 

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Overall, I really like both NYX products. I think they are great value for money and I will definitely be buying them again. They are worth every penny for sure and they do the work beautifully!

What do you think of these products? Have you used any of them before?

Sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Get Yourself Ready for the Summer

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So the Summer is almost upon us, and yet we are still so used to the gloomy weather, we aren’t even ready for the sun yet. But don’t worry, it’s not as difficult to prepare yourself as you may think. It’s actually very simple as long as you have the tools you need to stay fresh, flirty, and on fire.

You can expect to change your regular routine into something more fun and colourful now that the sun is making an appearance.

Here’s what you need to do.   

 

The nails

You may still have that leftover burgundy covering your nails because there’s been no sun – making us all feel like we’re stuck in the Autumn/Winter season. But that just isn’t the case anymore, so get rid of that grungy shade and choose a lighter, more playful coloured nail polish to suit your environment. You can never go wrong with pinks, peaches, and oranges, whether they be pale or fluorescent, so don’t be afraid to command some attention. You will also want to make sure that your cuticles have been taken care of too, because people will notice and it’s never a good look.

 

The eyes

The fun thing about the Summer is that you don’t need to go all out on the eyes like you may have done a few months ago. A simple sheen or shimmer over the eyelid will reflect the sun nicely and give the appearance of your eyes being bright and present. If this is a little too subtle for you, you can add a slight flick at the end with some liquid eyeliner if you need a bit more drama. Or you can merely stick some lashes on without any other business going on. It will keep them looking open and sultry, without having to do much work.

 

The skin

Depending on your skin type will determine what you can do, but the lighter the coverage, the better. Bear in mind the weather will get hot and you may sweat. Now of course there are tricks for this with setting mists and translucent powder, but you might not want to be that heavy. So a simple BB cream is always nice, evening out your complexion without too much product. Understandably, some of you may not have this option due to acne or dark blemishes, but colour correctors can do a lot of the work for you so you don’t necessarily need a full coverage foundation.

 

The additions

Highlighter and blusher are absolute must-haves. Opt for a liquid highlighter rather than a powder. You will barely need any product and you can easily apply it with a fingertip and just dab it onto the tops of your cheekbones, the arch of your brow, down the centre of your nose, and on your cupids bow for a radiant glow. Pair that up with a little blush on the apples of your cheeks and you will be ready to hit the runway.

How are you getting your skin ready for summer?

 

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How to Care for Crotchet Braids Bantu Twist

I have had my crotchet braids with bantu twist for over a week now and I have found it quite tricky to care for. This is my first time having this type of hairdo. I usually have crotchet braids on because I find them easy to install and gentle on the hair. It is a great protective style to rock so you can always catch me rocking some kind of crotchet braids

I have gotten a lot of complements thanks to my big hair. It seems you either love it or hate it with hairstyles like this. And I am happy to confess I love it. The hair is – Curly Afro Twist Crochet Braid Ombre Havana Mambo Synthetic Hair Extensions. I used 4 packs.

 

How to Care for Crotchet Braids with Bantu Twist

 

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Don’t bother with a hair net or bonnet

I tried to pop my big hair in a hair net and a few bonnets but was very unsuccessful. It was way too big, so I wrap my hair loosely in a silk scarf for bedtime.

 

Tie nylon bag for shower time

I also tried popping a couple of shower caps on my hair for shower, but I couldn’t get any shower caps over. So I settled for wrapping nylon bags over my hair for shower time. Very unattractive but it does the work perfectly.

 

Oil and trim everyday

I oil my bantu twists lightly with hair oil. Any hair oil should do, and a little is all you need. I also trim all the dead ends every day, to keep it looking good. The major issue with bantu twists is the fact this hair is prone to having dead ends. So you have to pay attention to the ends and get the trimming right to having good-looking hair.

 

Mositurise your roots

The hair roots need to be moisturised everyday. I use a mixture of almond oil and water in a spray bottle to keep my roots moisturised. I also use this hair styling water to keep my roots healthy.

 

Overall, I like my bantu twist crotchet braids. It is a great protective style and it suits me. Having said that, it is a bit high maintenance. It takes me ages to get ready these days thanks to the time I spend getting my hair in order. All the time I spend on the hair is worth it in the end though.

What do you think of this hair-do?  What is your favourite protective hair style? Please share in the comments section.

 

 

 

 

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