Beauty Tip #1 | Moroccan Oil.

Hello Beauties!

Hope you’re all having a fab September so far.

So as I am just obsessed with everything beauty related (mainly hoarding beauty products and trying everything out) I do pick up some tips and tricks along the way.

Since Moroccan Oil came onto the beauty scene I have never been without a bottle (or two) sitting on my vanity. I am always changing up my hair style/colour so its not always in the best condition. I also am a slave to my GHD straighteners, I just can’t give it up. Moroccan Oil has been my saviour though. It always leaves my hair feeling moisturised and healthy looking.

I am mixed race (half black Caribbean and half Chinese) so my hair is thick and quite curly naturally. I am always on the hunt for hair products packed with oils and all that good stuff! Due to how much I dye and straighten my hair, my natural curls don’t curl like they used to. From the roots its really curly, almost frizzy and on the ends its just dead straight. *weeps*

This is where Moroccan Oil/Argan Oil comes in. . .

This bad boy is 100% Natural Argan Oil that my best friend picked up from Morocco. Its a little expensive but its worth every penny. This natural stuff doesn’t smell pleasant at all though, so you know its the real deal. Using this leaves my hair soft and healthy. I swear this is what makes my hair stay thick and grow fast too! This is deffiniately my holy grail hair product.

Tip: 

  •  Use a generous amount on dry hair and leave it over night. 
  • Wash your hair as normal in the morning (or after a few hours)
  • Use a penny sized amount on towel dried hair, leave it for 5-10 minutes before blow drying. 
  • Use a peas sized amount on dry/styled hair for a sleek, shiny finish.

If you can’t get hold of 100% Natural Argan oil, Coconut oil is just as good as a leave in just before washing. I wouldn’t recommend using this on dry hair personally as it does leave a greasy residue.

Have you tried this?

Let me know how it went for you 🙂

Bee xx

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Daily Skincare Routine

Hey dolls!

I am back to share my quick morning skin care routine.

I am always in a rush to get ready and out the door in an hour so this routine has never failed me. I have been following this routine for about a year now and it has kept my skin fairly clear and reduced my oily-ness. If you have oily skin I would definitely recommend the La Roche-Posay range! Even though I love trying new skin care products some of these I will always go back to.

1. Face wash | La Roche-Posay

A little goes a long way with this and it lasts for AGES! I find that it combats my oily skin as well as keeping it hydrated and clear. This is one of my holy grail products!

2. Exfoliating cleanser | Lush 


I use this exfoliating cleanser just to give my skin that extra clean feeling in the week. I love the texture of this as it leaves your skin feeling extra fresh and glowy. Occasionally (mainly during winter) I suffer from sensitive dry patches around my nose and mouth. This gets rid of the dead skin as well as giving my skin that extra moisture.

3. Toner | La Roche-Posay


It is important to use a toner after cleansing as it helps close the pores and brings your skin back to its normal pH balance. I love the cooling feeling this gives off on my skin. Although the La Roche Posay products are my fave I probably wouldn’t re-purchase this toner unless it is on offer again. I think any toner would do the same thing.

4. Eye cream | Nip and fab 


In a bid to get rid of my dark circles I purchased this to see if it really worked. I have used it for a good few months now and haven’t noticed a dramatic difference to be honest. But I love how hydrated my under eyes feel while using this. My concealer sits so much better when I use this eye cream so I never skip this step.

5. Serum | Nip and fab


If its good enough for Kylie (Jenner) its good enough for me! I use this serum underneath my moisturizer and I absolutely love it. It helps keep my skin hydrated and supple. It is also a good base before applying your make up. A little tip, if you do suffer from oily skin try treating yourself to some extra hydrating products as this could be the reason your skin produces excess oil.

6. Moisturiser | La Roche-Posay


My favourite MUST HAVE moisturiser of all time! It really does help with my oily t-zone and keep my skin clear of blemishes. A little goes a long way so the tube does last a few months. I love how light but hydrating it is on the skin. Definitely a cream I’ll be re-purchasing over and over again.

What are your favourite skin care products to use everyday?

Let me know in the comments below, I love trying new products!

 Love Bee x

February Wishlist | Make-Up Edition

IMG_1212No matter how much make-up I buy there is always something new on this never ending wishlist! I thought I would show you all what I’m lusting over this month. You might want to add it to your own wishlist if you haven’t already 🙂

1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation | £29.50

I have a small sample size of this and I absolutely love it! I cannot wait to get my hands on a full size.

2. Tom Ford Lipstick | £26

The packaging is just everything! Such a luxurious product I think everyone needs something from Tom Ford.

3. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer | £21.50

After trying out the foundation I have high hopes for the concealer. I have heard a few good reviews so we will have to wait and see.

4. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick | £23

Another brand we all need a little something from. The colour range is amazing, this classic red is a must have!

5. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Palette | £49

I have heard some great reviews on this palette too. I am in need of a good high lighter too.

DIY Hair Mask

Hey girlies,

Last week I decided to treat my hair to a DIY hair mask. I love love love hair masks especially for my bleached blonde hair.

I have a few favourite hair masks already but I really wanted to see if a DIY hair mask would give it an extra boost of goodness.

There are so many DIY hair masks out there, I went for the Banana and Avocado mix.

For extra moisture I added 100% Organic Argan oil.

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Banana contains vitamins, antitoxins and potassium. This is amazing for dry and brittle hair. It strengthens the hair follicles preventing breakage and split ends. Banana can maintain the hairs natural elasticity and promotes healthy hair growth.

Avocado is loaded with tons of vitamins, natural oils that give your hair lustre and shine. It is also known to nourish the hair and protect it from breakage and split ends.

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I used one avocado and mushed it together with one banana. I mixed it all together by hand which was a big mistake! You want the mix to be really smooth with no bits in at all because it is a nightmare to get the little bits out. Trust me! I made that mistake already *cries*. My little sister had to help me get the little bits of banana out, bless her!

2015/01/img_0532-0.jpgI added about two table spoons of 100% Organic Argan oil. If you know me you know that I love to try anything that contains argan oil. I use the Argan oil by Organix in my hair while its wet and after i’ve straightened it. I swear by it, it really leaves my hair silky smooth and healthy. The argan oil will help with moisture and nourish your hair. 2015/01/img_0491.jpgHere is my hair after using the mask. I didn’t notice the results until after I blow-dried and styled my hair. My hair felt strong and soft and the same time. One thing I would do differently is proportion control. I think I would add more argan oil and less banana to get extra noticeable moisture. I will try other masks and find a perfect one for my hair. Hope you found this helpful.

What are your favourite DIY hair masks?

Review | Bourjois Velvet Lipstick

IMG_6436Hey girls,

So I have been dying to tell you all about my new fave matte lipsticks by Bourgois! They have been out for a little while now and have only just launched another three shades which I have yet to get my hands on.

You are probably all familiar with the liquid lipsticks that dry matte, there are so many on the market right now but I assure you, nothing compares to this little gem! I am a huge fan of matte lipsticks and  have tried a whole bunch. I always find that liquid to matte lipsticks dries out my lips a bit too much. Then when I reapply it just gets all flaky and doesn’t look nice at all. Another problem I’ve had with other brands is that once you swipe on the lipstick and go over it, it takes off the colour again. Not very pratical when your in a rush.

Back to this ah-mazing new lipstick.. Bourjois velvet matte. *angels sing* This is my dream matte lipstick in a little cute tube. I always liked the look of bourjour products but I’ve only ever tried their chocolate bronzer which was in every girls make up bag back in school! Well these matte lipsticks now come in a range of 8 beautiful shades. Theres the red shades, pinky shades and nude shades. I have yet to try the new nude shade but I will get my hands on it soon.

I picked up two shades red and bright pink.

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Right | Red, Personne ne Rouge. Left | Pink, Pink Pong. 

I chose this red shade as it was the closest to a ruby woo blue tone shade. The best kind of true red every girls NEEDS in their make up bag. These are soo pigmented and really do show up on the lips as they are in the tube. I was so impressed with how hydrated my lips felt even after a long day. The longevity of these is also a plus, I can go a whole day without the need to reapply. Even after taking the lipstick off you are left with a stain. The only bummer about these lipsticks is the colour range! I hope in time they do bring out more shades.

I give the Bourjois Velvet Lipsticks an 8/10 for their amazing colour pay off, long staying power and a matte formula that doesn’t dry out your lips at all (brownie points). I just hope they bring out more colours soon! 

 

You can purchase them at most boots and super drug stores and other on lie retailers. Here is a link to purchase them online. 

 

Until next time ladies, I hope you have a lovely week 🙂 

Bianca xx