Wednesday, 25 December 2013

SAVE THE BLOW DRY™

This year ending has been a whirl wind for me. With trying to catch up with work, moving houses and finally the holidays, it has taken me a minute to get back to blogging.
I have a little holiday break for 2weeks and i am planning to get at least two or three posts in! I can't promise regular posts because my job is quite demanding but i am thinking of at least one OOTD before the new year as i have my friend hanging with me and she can be my photographer. I truly do miss blogging. I miss writing, typing away at my computer and keeping my thoughts all in one place.

Least i forget, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I got sent this shower cap about two months ago to review by the lovely people of Save The Blow Dry.In between my above excuses(*cough cough*) and using it long enough to be able to give an indepth review, here are my honest opinions below.
It took me little while to get this product as there was a mix up with my address.But my main contact was the most patient person and replied my emails promptly.
It came in a really cute packaging and I love the plastic cover that gives you instructions about the cap and what it is meant to be used for.




So cute! i absolutely love the packaging especially the lady clutching her towel with a look of shock on her face. The instructions/ directions at the back comes in quite handy to be honest and It tells you exactly how to use the product to achieve the best result.
As the name suggest, this shower cap is here to save your Blow dry and it did exactly just that for me. I am brown skinned that loves her weave to the T. What i hate especially is when i straighten my leave out and the steam or water from the shower messes everything up. I have put heat on my hair to strengthen it again which is damaging so i try as much as possible to avoid my hair from getting soaked. Finally, a product that is perfect for all my brown skinned ladies that love their weave, wigs and blow dry.
In the past, i have had problems with shower caps that go slack after the first few uses or rip or let water or steam sip in because they are not strong or of good quality. This product hasn't not given me that problem so far.





To use,turn hat inside out (so the towelling doesn't get wet and yuckie) and put on over your favourite hair treatment allowing it to work on hair more effectively.
To remove excess water and ideally hang up to dry.
The only drawback i found with this product is that it takes some time to dry so what you want to do it hang it over your radiator or heating inside out with the towel facing out so that it dries in time for your next use.

What this product says it does;
"SAVES THE BLOW DRY! Its secret is the combination of a gorgeous, waterproof design with an internal layer of super-absorbent micro weave towelling, which zaps humidity and condensation, bathroom-proofing hair to leave it dry and bouncy. 

Super roomy - covers even the longest, thickest styles!
Comfortable fab - flex grip stops strands escaping!
Really banishes bathroom frizz and squashed hair styles!"

Definitely a weave saviour to the rescue!
And it does exactly the above, i will definitely recommend this product and i will grab one myself or as a gift. I give this product a 4.5 out of 5.
This cap can be purchased on their website here for £14.95 and shipping is worldwide.
If you have used this product or are using this product, comment down below and tell me your thoughts.


Disclaimer: The product featured above was provided to me for review purposes.I did not receive any other form of compensation for this post and the opinions expressed above are 100% honest and all opinions expressed in this post are solely my own.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Grey & Blue Scale











Next shirt | New Look Trouser | New Look shoes| Timex watch | Asos Marketplace Ring | Mac Riri Woo

Another quick OOTD post. Wore this sometime last week but i didn't get around to uploading the pictures. My good friend Dino was kind enough to be my photographer (He always is!).
I couldn't be asked in the morning to pick out an outfit so i threw on the quickest thing i could lay my hands on and i must say, i am quite impressed with the outcome, almost formal casual or casual formal. I saw this shirt in the last Next sale and i instantly fell in love with it because it is so simple and the sleeves can be rolled up.
I have had  this trouser for a while now and i thought the combination will go very nicely.The shoes are classy yet sophisticated enough to dress up an outfit, i thought they had a unique design so i picked them up in New Look a while back with my  friend's 50% discount.


Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The Body Shop: Review




I am a mahoosive fan of  The Body Shop. I can spend hours in any of the stores sniffing and smelling things, it is so unreal! My frequent trips has made me somewhat of an almost expert in all things Body Shop and i can say that now, i know exactly the best products for my skin.
I have oily/combination skin on my face so i lean towards the Tea Tree oil range. As for my body and hand my skin is very dry,i suffer from ashy skin as most of darker skinned people can relate. I definitely want to cover that ashy skin especially in the winter months.
This post is purely about my review about my current Body Shop collection. I have been using most of these products for almost 6 months or more so i am very comfortable talking about my experiences and give an honest review about each one of these products. Some of these were gifted to me and the others i purchased with my own money (mostly during sales of course).
Some i have used and haven't repurchased  because i find that they are not suitable for my skin type or i can't justify spending that much money for them.  I have used in the past Seaweed Mattifying Day cream, Strawberry Shower Gel/Cream, Shea Shower Gel/Cream, Cocoa Butter Lip care Stick and Almond hand & Nail Cream (I will definitely be repurchasing after i run out of my current Hand Cream) all which i didn't include in this post.

THE MAKEUP
  • Eye Definer
This is supposed to be an eye liner according to The Body shop website but i use this as an Eye Brow pencil and can i just say it is amazing ! it has a soft texture, it is smudge resistant and the staying power is unreal. I usually use it after i have primed my eye brows using the benefit stay flawless 15-hour primer, they go very well together. It lasts all the day and matches my skin tone explicitly. The next best eyebrow pencil i have used is the MUA one in brunette and when that finished i ran to super drug to restock but they were out of stock .I walked into Body Shop and they had 40% off and i get extra discount with my member's card so it was a dream come true to walk in at the right time of sales. Tried on the eye definer and Viola ! it was perfect ! I can't remember how much i paid for it with the discount but it retails for £8 and you can purchase it HERE.


  • Colourglide Lip Colour 
I am not the most impressed with this lipstick at all. Infact, this product is quite disappointing given that Body Shop products are amazing. This color is very beautiful No 62 : Velvet Wine. A deep plum perfect Lip colour for Autumn/Winter.  It stays on the lips all day. It is supposed to be matte but i will say it is not exactly that, it has a slightly gloss finish. However, the texture of the lipstick is very cakey and tends to melt. Mine is all melted and disgusting. I always have to use a brush to apply it. I will not be repurchasing this product because i think i can get a similar colour in other brands that doesn't cake or melt as much. I think this product has been discontinued and replaced with the new collection. I am not really sure, so do check it out HERE.


THE LIP CARE
  • Aloe Lip Care
I suffer from very dry lips which has caused my lips to peel and scar in the past. I have looked tirelessly and tried various products but i think this product stands out for me. It leaves my lips feeling silky soft with a gloss (which i love) and it lasts all day. It instantly soothes dry lips and it is fragrance and alcohol free. This is a must have for me. I have almost run out and i definitely will be repurchasing. I like the packaging as well and the fact that it comes in a tube means that i can control the amount of product i use.It cost £5 and you can purchase it HERE.


  • Natural Lip Roll on Coconut
I am a bit in between with this product. I purchased it originally to help with my dry lips. The lady in the store recommended coconut in particular because it contains a lot of oils.  It has a roll on applicator which is great to control the amount of product. It is also made with 100% natural ingredients. In as much as this product is very moisturizing, i find it too greasy for my lips. I don't know if i will be repurchasing after my current bottle runs out. It is quite affordable and retails for £4 and can be purchased HERE.


THE SKINCARE
  • Tea Tree Clearing Lotion
This is definitely without argument one of my Holy grail products. I have been looking for a face lotion for the longest time and decided to give this a go. It is a bit pricey £8 for 50ml of product but it is worth every penny. The smell isn't offensive at all and it does the job it says it will do. It is mattifying, lightweight and easily absorbed. When i put this on, my face feels fresh and very soft. These range of products (Tea Tree) is tailored for people with blemish prone skin. I suffer from blackheads so i thought it will be perfect for  my skin which it is ! after using this, the night cream and face wash, i have noticed the result of clearer looking skin. This gets a 5 star from me. Purchase HERE.


  • Tea Tree Night Lotion
Another of my Holy grail products. The Tea Tree Night Lotion. It is has the same clean smell and mattifying finish of the clearing Lotion. It is the perfect night lotion for me because i hate having a greasy or dry face when going to bed. So, when i wipe my makeup off before i sleep, i don't want to use anything on my face that is too heavy. It also replenishes moisture at night when you sleep. The pump comes is handy so you can control the amount of product you use.One pump is often times sufficient for me.It has a permanent place in my night time routine and i will definitely be repurchasing. It gets 5 stars from me. It retails for £9 for 50ml and you can find it HERE.


  • Tea Tree face Wash
Right from when i started researching the best ways to take care of my skin especially my face i learnt that using harsh soaps isn't the way forward. I was using the Neutrogena pink grapefruit face wash which worked well for my skin but i wanted to try the Tea Tree face wash from Body Shop. This is also another Holy grail product for me and i have been using it daily as part of my face routine for months now. This product says it removes excess oil without over-drying and removes impurities and it does just that ! It smells clean just like all the products in the Tea Tree range and it leaves my skin feeling silky smooth after every use. It is definitely a must have. It is very affordable as well for £5 for 250ml HERE.


  • Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil has been known to have healing properties for blemished skin. This works fairly well and what i do is i just dab a bit on the blackheads or an annoying pimples on my face. However, it contains only 15% tea tree oil so it has been diluted. In as much as it works very well, i think it is a bit pricey at £7 for 10ml given that i can get this product form other brands for well cheap. I think Superdrug does 100% tea tree for £2.99 (5ml) which is more than half price cheaper. Still haven't made up my mind about repurchasing this product but it is really handy to have especially if your skin breaks out a lot. This product can be purchased HERE.


THE HAND CARE
  • Absinthe Purifying hand cream
I love hand creams because they keep my hands moisturized. This product has a woody scent and it is light so it is perfect for men as well. It absorbs quickly so for people that hate greasy hands and love fresh clean hands then this is for you.I prefer the Hemp Hand cream but i am almost through with this so i don't mind as much. It is £10 for 100ml and can be purchased HERE.


  • Hemp Hand Protector
I just purchased this product and i haven't gotten around using it as much but i love this already. It is very very moisturizing and leaves my hand looking and feeling soft.
 There is nothing like a good hand cream that gets rid of all the ashyness. I have used the Almond hand cream from Body Shop and it worked like magic so i decided to try the other ranges. However, just like every Body Shop product, it is targeted towards different skin types . It is worth while to pick up a product that is well suited to your skin. Holy grail product, gets 5 stars from me. It retails for exactly the price as the Absinthe Purifying hand cream
and can be purchased HERE.


FRAGRANCE
  • White Musk Fragrance Mist
This body mist smells divine. I got this as a gift and i can't wait to wear it everyday. I am very particular about scents and you can call it being OCD because i use a roll on every morning, a deodorant spray, a body mist and then perfume. So, i love smelling good. This product smells like rose, amber, jasmine and wood. It is not over powering and can be worn every day. The only drawback is that it is not the most long lasting scent but hey ! it is a body mist and not a Gucci perfume. It'll do. It goes for £7.50 for 100ml and can be purchased HERE.


  • Vanilla & Tonka Bean Body, Room & Linen spritz
What i like about this product is that it is a 3 in 1 Multi Purpose Product. I use it as a room , body and linen spray. It smells of Vanilla & Tonka bean as the name suggest and has a soothing and sophisticated aroma.I will love to try the other scents and the next on my list is the Jasmine & white frangipani. The is quite affordable and retails for £7 for 100ml of product. This can be purchased HERE.


  • Muslin Cleansing Cloth
I got this as a gift as well quite recently. It used for cleansing all traces of makeup and oil. So instead of using a cotton pad or better still face wipes, this is perfect. I am excited to try this out because it is reusable so all i have to do is clean my face with it, pop it into the washing machine, dry and reuse. It tends to be economical in the long run. I have also read a few reviews about it, that it leaves the skin feeling smoother and more radiant. I think it is a bit pricey for 1 cloth for £2.50. I don't know if i am willing to spend that much on a muslin cloth to be honest or maybe i will just wait till it goes on sale to purchase. The product can be found HERE.


HAND GEL

  • Coconut Hand Cleanse Gel
The best thing about this product is the smell ! it smells like heavenly coconut, omg ! this is hands down one of the best anti bacterial gels i have used in my life. The smell lasts on my hands for ages after use and doesn't come off until i wash my hands. The icing on the cake is that after using this i don't need to use a moisturizer. It is very moisturizing and it keeps my hands looking and smelling fresh. The size is perfect as well because i can carry it everywhere and anywhere especially when i am out and about in London. After using the underground i make sure i dab a little of this on my hands every time.Definitely five stars for this product! Retails for £2.50 and can be purchased HERE.



  • Mango Hand Cleanse Gel
I love the cleansing gel range so much that i just had to purchase the mango scent. This one smells great as well but i will say the coconut is still my fav. It works exactly like the coconut hand cleanse gel and most importantly, all the cleansing gels from Body Shop don't contain Triclosan. All the cleansing gels go for the same price and this can be purchased HERE.


FOOT CARE
  • Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray
Another perfect 3 in 1 product from Body Shop. It cools, refreshes and combats foot odor. I am a foot soldier as i don't drive so i tend to walk everywhere as opposed to using the bus. As you can guess my feet are tired and almost sore by the time i get to my destination and just one spritz of this product revives my feet immediately ! I kid you not and i am not exaggerating this product is amazing. I must admit, this product grew on me because i had it for over a year and when i purchased it i was looking for a product that combats foot odor but this has impressed me beyond belief. A 5 star product i will be repurchasing and for £6 it is a steal. This product can be purchased HERE.


ACCESSORIES
  • Bath Gloves
This came as an offer when i purchased the Shower Gel . I had never used bath gloves in the past so this is my first experience but i must say i am impressed. After a good scrubbing using this product, my skin feels supple, soft and fresh. It is very exfoliating and scrubbing my body has never been more natural as wearing gloves. The only drawback is that after a couple of uses, it changes color. I don't why but i does. Regardless, i will be repurchasing this product. It retails for £4 and can be purchased HERE.


Do you have any favorites or good Body Shop products you can recommend? Do let me know by commenting down below.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Grey Gateaway



 






New Look Jumper | Zara Leggings | New Look Boots | Miss Selfridge Earrings | Timex watch | New Look Finger Rings

Yesterday was a sad day for me but as they say, every disappointment is a blessing. I decided to take pictures of my OOTD because it cheered me up a little. The weather has been quite depressing here in the UK, especially yesterday. I am lucky enough to have a friend that works for New Look so that means i get all these goodies 50% off isn't that amazing?
I love Gold Jewelry and most especially hoop earrings. They are my favorite! i am a "go big or go home" kinda chic. So if i am not wearing big hoop earrings and will usually be wearing no earrings at all. Just what i prefer.

Friday, 27 September 2013

My Top 5 Best T.V Series To Watch

I am ridiculously obsessed with T.V series.Let's just say if i am at home, 9 out of 10 times kanke is most likely watching a T.V series. Movies are amazing and in my opinion one of the best inventions of all times but i always find them too short. At the end of almost two hours (some movies even less) the drama and the brief absense from reality is over. You are back to planet earth and have to wait for a part 2 if you are lucky to get back to that fantasy world.
On the other hand, i have T.V series. I once spent an entire weekend watching all the seasons of a particular T.V series without leaving my bed (Sad i know!). The fact that i can be transported to another world and observe things from the eyes of the characters is fascinating for me and i constantly look for new and interesting TV series to watch. Sadly, my regular shows are either finished, cancelled or off till the next season (i run through them like a jamaican Bolt #Ludacris).
Here is my list of top 5 best T.V series to watch. This is my personal preference and  i look forward to watching the next episode or season religiously. I wish i could do a top 10 list because there are amazing shows i truly enjoy that might have made it to my top 10 list had i decided to do one. T.V series like Parks & Recreation(NBC), Suits (USA Network), Orange Is The New Black( Netflix), The Newsroom( HBO), The Big Bang Theory(CBS) and not forgetting the absolute hilarity of Downton Abbey(ITV).If you have any good T.V series you can recommend please comment down below. I will love to hear your current fav T.V series.
Drum rolls please...
  • AMC 's Breaking Bad
Won Emmy Awards in the most outstanding drama series. Need i say more?
Breaking Bad is an American television crime drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and produced inAlbuquerque, New MexicoBreaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's financial future before he dies, teaming with his former student,Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). Breaking Bad has five Seasons with Final episode to air September 29, 2013.
"The series tracks the impacts of a fatal diagnosis on a regular hard working man explores how a fatal diagnosis, how that affects his morality and transforms him into a major player of the drug trade."

  • HBO's Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is an American fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and FireGeorge R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. Filmed in a Belfast studio and on location elsewhere in Northern Ireland, Malta, Croatia, Iceland, and Morocco, it premiered on HBO in the United States on April 17, 2011. The series has been renewed for a fourth season, to air in 2014.
"All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and icy horrors beyond."

  • ABC's Scandal
Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George Bushadministration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.The show takes place in Washington, D.C.and focuses on Olivia Pope's crisis management firm, Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House. Currently has two seasons. Next season to air October 3rd, 2013.

"She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves 'gladiators in suits', but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armour."


  • ABC's Modern Family
Won Emmy Awards in the most outstanding comedy series. Need i say more?
Modern Family is an American comedy series which debuted on ABC on September 23, 2009. Presented in mockumentary style, the fictional characters frequently talk directly into the camera. The program tells of Jay Pritchett, his second wife, their infant son and his stepson, and his two children and their families. Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan conceived the series while sharing stories of their own "modern families".Currently has 5 seasons,next episode to air October 2nd, 2013.
"There are some culture clashes, a few misunderstandings, but also plenty of sweet victories along the way"

  • AMC's Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert KirkmanTony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find a post-apocalyptic world dominated by flesh-eatingzombies. He sets out to find his family and encounters many other survivors along the way.The series has been renewed for a fourth season, to air in October 2013.
"Along with his partner and best friend Shane, he founds a small group of survivors who struggle to fend off the zombie hordes, as well as competing with other survivor groups who are prepared to do whatever it takes to survive."






Saturday, 21 September 2013

INSTAGRAM WORLD #01

Back to Blogging, no excuses ! It has been a long time.This is what has been happening in my life thus far.Just a quick post to ease me back to blogging.
~Flashback Friday-Over a year ago when i was learning how to tie the Nigerian "glee".
~Throwback Thursday- In my 5th semester in Cyprus. I miss those days :(
~A colleague's Valentine gift, love the Colors !
~Hanging out with my current fav people in the world. 
~Nottinghill Carninval.....blast.com.
~Training to my fav place, the seaside.
~Early days of summer.
~First listen of Jay Z's new album ( You all remember i will die for him right?)