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I’m usually lazy when it comes to actual skin care, but lately I find myself making an effort. I now use masks often, facial oils and is quite conscious of what I use on my skin. I recently got an email from a lovely blog reader Tolu, who requested for a full/updated skin care routine. I am not a skin/health expert so I was quite flattered by the mail. However, I have shared my personal regimen in the past (This Video).... Although my routine has changed from that now, I am due to share an updated version on the blog(I will in a few weeks)………

Today’s post is about this facial system I received as a gift from my cousin Lanre…… When she gave it to me I was quite ecstatic because I’ve wanted a battery operated exfoliator for a while and the Clarisonic just seemed quite expensive (£155) so I didn’t indulge. I’ve used this facial system twice now and here’s my initial review.

PACKAGE: It comes in a basic cardboard box containing the facial cleansing system, an instruction manual and two batteries.

DSC_0356CONTENT: The facial cleansing system contains 4 brushes, Two for facial exfoliation and two normal facial/body brushes. Accompanied with a stand and the battery operated vibrator in which the brush is attached to.

BRUSHES: The brushes are quite soft, and gentle on the skin. I initially had concerns about that, as I didn’t want anything too abrasive or harsh for my face. But they are plush and durable.

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VIBRATOR: The hand-held device itself is quite sturdy, not complicated just easy to use. It has a switch and a head base where you attach the brush. The batteries that came with it worked, so I didn’t have to purchase new ones. DSC_0360USAGE: The instruction advises to remove all eye makeup before use as it wasn’t intended for that purpose. Just skin. Then you wet your skin with warm water and apply a cleansing soap/milk( I used my Garnier face wash). You then move the device in circular motions, about 10seconds per cheek and 20seconds on forehead, chin and nose area. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel.

DSC_0361MY OVERALL REVIEW: The set is a nice product, but I had a tiny disappointment. The brush head itself does Not spin. it just vibrates. However, moving the device in a handheld circular motion actually does the Job. It removes makeup quite well. although I washed my makeup off first with soap before using the brush.

AFTERMATH: My face actually felt softer and cleaner. I also think my facial oil absorbed better afterwards ( or maybe its just post-usage psychology). The essence of the product is just to clean your skin better and remove deep-seated impurities. I don’t think it’s magically supposed to get rid of your skin problems, so with that I consider it a good product. I rate it 7.5/10

PRICE: It was initially sold for about £49.99 but now it ranges between £15-£20.

I would definitely continue to use it at least 2ce a week depending on when I wear makeup. I currently use an Apricot scrub everyday which I think is sufficient. Excessively exfoliating may hurt my skin, so I would go easy on the cleansing system.

Let me know what you think and what other exfoliating or cleansing methods you use.



P.s Thank you for all the congratulatory messages, comments and emails on my last post. I’m grateful. Greater for you.

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[caption id="attachment_4494" align="aligncenter" width="660" class=" "]Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder [20 Nude Beige] - kurze Review beauty blog mattes puder neu new august 2014 Photocredit:[/caption]
So I just incorporated highlighting/contouring into my makeup routine, I shared that in this Tutorial, I got a few questions about the highlighting powder I used, so I thought to do this post.
Most makeup gurus I follow often use the famous “Ben Nye banana/Topaz powder” but for some reason I never got to jump on the bandwagon. Anytime I plan to buy, it’s either they don’t have my preferred shade or I just can’t find a reliable U.K retailer. So I opted for basically any oil controlling powder I found.
I went to the Tesco in my area to buy groceries the other day and took a stroll to the makeup aisle, they had quite a range of products but not powders for dark skinned ladies like me. However, I saw this powder above and I was interested in the “mattefying” effect it claimed to have (Ad’s work). All the shades they had were for lighter skin to be honest, but since I was using it for ‘highlighting’ I wasn’t really fazed. I opted for the darkest-pale shade in the range i.e Sun Beige.
Slide4Product Description
Matte Maker all-day powder, Maybelline’s face powder with millions of powerful mattifying particles! Instantly absorbs oil and blends seamlessly with your skins tone and texture, for a perfectly flawless matte finish.
Talc, Paraffinum Liquidum/ Mineral Oil/ Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol.
[+/- May Contain: Cl 77492 / Titanium dioxide/ Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499, Iron Oxides


Packaging: It comes in a simple transparent package as seen above, however I never got to open it. The case ought to be twisted and opened but I just couldn’t open it. I googled ‘maybelline new matte maker can’t open’ to be sure I wasn’t lazy or crazy and I got a host of similar cases. Many users complained they couldn’t get their cases open. Eventually I had to use a knife to lift the edges which I ended up breaking the entire compact powder. I had to place it in another container to avoid stains everywhere. IMG_1147 IMG_7105Cost: £3.99 at most outlets.

Application: I used it underneath my eyes to set the highlight concealer. Since it had broken I had to use my brush to control the powder particles, The powder applies easily and absorbs into your skin almost immediately. The sun beige reminds me of Ailin powder just without the talc scent or saturation (shout out to everyone who used that product, it was the bomb lol).

Aftermath: It looked good on my face and didn’t create any white cast in photos. The “matte maker” controlled oil for about 3-4 hours maximum and I needed to blot my face. So nothing out of the blues. I also used it to church yesterday where I danced and walked around quite a bit. On getting home, my makeup was still intact but could have used a dab/blot. (watch my application in this foundation tutorial)
Overview: Good product, very affordable, Horrid packaging. I rate it 6/10. I would continue using it till I find a better substitute if necessary.
I hope this review was helpful, Do let me know what highlight powders you use and your review on it! would love to know..
Got Questions, requests or suggestions? Kindly leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you……..
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IMG_3915 copyHello!

Remember I told you about a hair company called RaéFran Hair HERE. The company contacted me a while back to try out some hair from their range. I was sent their Virgin Brazilian and Indian hair. I am yet to fix the Indian hair, but I have used the former. I was sent a 14″ closure and bundles in 14,16 and 18 inches in colour 1B. However, I knew I didn’t want a plain colour as I already have similar weaves like that, so I decided to add some highlights. For the 1st week I wore it as a centre part with little layers. After which I further cut it to a shoulder bob and wore it as a side part. My complete review is after the Images below.

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I always like to incorporate new oils or products into my overall health care regimen, and I just added four new oils to my skin and hair regimen. Thought to share with you!

1. PEPPERMINT OIL : peppermint is a cross between watermint and spearmint and is native to Europe. Historically, the herb has been known for its medicinal uses. This oil is great for hair care as it gives a cooling effect to the scalp. It helps in removing dandruff and lice. Peppermint oil has antiseptic, regenerative, and stimulating effects which improves blood circulation to scalp areas triggering/promoting hair growth. It also can relieve the scalp of irritation and dry skin. Based on my research, I find that it allows hair have a shiny, fresh look. Peppermint oil can be found in many hair products and alternative solutions for baldness, dandruff, and other hair-related conditions. I bought mine from

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AAHS-Award_black_background RaéFran Hair is a U.K based company that retails weaves of all textures, I was sent 3 bundles of Virgin brazillian hair and a closure which I’m yet to fix. The delivery and customer service was really good, The hair feels very soft, no shedding when brushed and has no smell. I would do a full review as soon as I have it installed. They are currently having bundle deal promo for some textures, there’s a promocode which is

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Hello all!

I recieved a lace front wig from a company called Perruque Royale, they produce custom lace wigs (front and full). Below is my full review of the company and product! check them out on Instagram @perruqueroyale and to place orders




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Hello people,
These are six items I’ve been loving this past month, and I would certainly be restocking them, if I ever run out!

1. M.A.C MINERALISE SKIN FINISH POWDER: Guys! I’ve been dulling! This powder is the truth! I was a bit hesitant to buy it because I assumed it would have a “bronzed finish” and I’d be shining, but this powder is a full face powder, it covers right, sets your foundation perfectly and makes you glow. I wear it everyday and I love it. (I’m in the shade Dark deep and it totally makes me look brighter)DSC_0018DSC_0024

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