Showing posts with label beauty blogger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label beauty blogger. Show all posts

Before I went natural I wish I knew...


Looking back the past few years I can see a lot of changes in my life as well as my hair since I have gone natural, and while I have made loads of mistakes along the way, I treasure them for making me a wiser and savvier natural. There are a few things I wish I knew about earlier that could have made my journey less painful, so hopefully, insight from my experience will make your transition much easier.

And the winner is......


Firstly I would like to say thank you to everyone that entered my Palmer's giveaway


The lucky winner is

Isabel O'Brien



I feel really excited to be a winner, I love trying new things and Coconut Oil has such useful properties for skin as well as for drinking!

Congratulations Isabel your gift box is on its way to you.




Walk Your Way To Weight Loss


 When was the last time you went for a walk?

Sounds like a silly question doesn’t it?
But really when was the last time you went for a walk?

How about you estimate how many steps you do in a day?

I bet whatever numbers you come up with is not even close to the real number.

According to the NHS A person can burn around 400 calories by walking 10,000 steps briskly (3-5mph) and I figured I couldn’t be too far froom that number boy was I wrong…

the average Briton walks between 3,000 and 4,000 steps a day but I have to admit some days I do way less than that (Hey I’m a driver).
As the weather is finally getting nicer why not try going our side and stretching your legs even if you do not achieve 10,000 steps a day the added movement is only going to help and unlike costly gym memberships walking will only cost you your time.

Plus walking can also be therapeutic giving you the opportunity to download your thoughts and feelings or you could come up with your next great idea. 

I know we are all so busy and fitting a walk into you day can seem impossible but believe me there are ways to sneak some extra steps into your daily your routine
    Get off the bus early and walk the rest of the way home or to work
    Walk to the station instead of taking the car or bus
    Take the stairs instead of the lift, or walk up escalators
    Invest in a shopping trolley and shop locally if you can
    Walk the children to school instead of driving


   
Tips for getting the most from you walk 
Find a walking partner, so you have someone to chat to as you walk or join a walking group
Get an MP3 player and listen to your favorite music or podcasts as you go Or even a book on tape I recently finished the Game of Thrones and have just started A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin which makes me look forward to going on my walks.
    Plan interesting walks or alternate your route so you don't get bored Invest in good shoes. Since these are the only expense and equipment you'll need, pay attention to the fit and quality of your shoes. 

 Always warm up by walking at a slow or normal walking pace for five minutes before picking up the tempo of your workout. 
 Pay attention to your heart rate and breathing. 

Walk at a pace that challenges you and elevates your heart rate, but don't overdo. You should be able to talk and carry on a conversation while you are exercising; if you can't, you may be working too hard. 
 Use good walking posture. maintaining the following posture when exercise walking: Swing your arms. Keep your head up, back straight, and abdomen flat. Point your toes straight ahead. Take long strides, but don't strain. 

 Consider getting a pedometer or a smart phone app to track the distance you've walked or the number of steps you've taken. Watching your improvement over time is a terrific source of motivation. 

 Be sure to carry water if you're walking long distances or are exercising in hot weather and if it is especially hot don't forget to wear a hat with a brim and to apply sunscreen to exposed areas.

How many steps do you estimate you walk a day?

Win a Palmer’s Beauty Gift Box

Hey guys

Isn’t it meant to be summer now?

What happened to the sun??

Oh and shout outs to my view of the lovely brick wall lol


Any ways on a brighter note…

The lovely people at Palmers have given me a wonderful box of Palmer’s range of exhilarating Coconut Oil products to gift to one of you lucky guys!!


So you can slather yourself in.....
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Hand Cream 60g
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion 250ml
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Body oil 150ml
Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Body Cream 125g
All infused with Tahitian Monoi Oil close your eyes and transport yourself back to warmer climates and with the smell of summer all around you.
To find out more about Palmer’s visit uk.palmers.com
facebook.com/PalmersUK 
or follow Palmer’s on 
Twitter or Instagram - @PalmersUK.

A winner will be selected on Wednesday 8th June 2016 at 12pm

Good luck…

Bloggers Fashion Week event #BLFW


At the beginning of last week I attended the Bloggers Fashion Week event #BLFW

Held in the OXO Tower Wharf, Southbank in London. The location was super trendy and spacious with an amazing view of course.

There was two session 12-3pm and 6-9pmas I was on annual leave I decided to go for the earlier session as I figured it would be less crowed.

There was a number of brands at the event which included:
Magantone

Motel
Pixi by Petra
Mason Ves
Nella Nail Polish
Reimagining Nail Polish
I was also able to meet a number of bloggers/vloggers through the afternoon which is always lovely.
Unfortunately all of the #BLFW goodie bags were taken by the time I got there however after a lovely conversation with the rep from Magantone I was gifted one in pink 
                                                  
Woop woop

As well as some other goodies from the other brands reviews to come.
They had a Crush Cocktail were also giving a free cocktail of our choice if you tweeted your order which I thought was cute, I went for the Bubble-gum pop which had popping candy in it.
Yummy!!

Unfortunately I was only able to watch one of the two fashion shows as I had to dash but I thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Curls and Cocktails Event Review

 
From the organisers of Curlvolution gave a sexy space for fashionable UK naturals to network and bond over cocktails of course.
Hosted at the Madison roof top bar in St Pauls the weather wasn’t perfect (Hello this is England right)
Being featured at the event was
 
and ORS
 
who talked us through the product ranges and gave us wonderful goodies to go home and try.
I would love to see more events like this because I really enjoyed socialising with likeminded women in a grown and sexy atmosphere.
The organisers did say that they are hoping that Curls and Cocktails would be a regular thing so lets keep our fingers crossed

And we have a winner

Congratulations 

Gemma Davison 

You are the Winner of my Magic Eraser Prize draw 
 "I'm delighted to be the winner, as I have been wanting to try out a make-up eraser for so long. I'm tired of battling with face wipes, and then having to wash my face anyway. I really can't wait to try it."

 
Enjoy!!!!
and 
Thank you for every on that entered my Magic Eraser prize draw please keep checking out my blog for product and event reviews, beauty and fashion posta and more prize draws.


MAKEUP ERASER REVIEW

MAKEUP ERASER REVIEW

I purchased this little beauty from Professional Beauty and I got straight to using it and completely forgot about writing a blog post lol!

What is the Makeup Eraser???
"The MakeUp Eraser cloth removes make up completely and quickly using no chemical or cleanser, saving the user money and time each and every day. This  gentle cleansing process promotes healthy facial skin because it does not affect the skin's natural acid mantle, 
The Make Up Eraser is made from a specially knitted polyester/silk fibre which is many times finer than human hair, when wet the eraser creates a hydro-mechanical process that breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond make up to the skin, MakeUp Eraser even removes waterproof and smearproof mascara, HD makeup and lipstick. The Eraser is double sided and has a slightly longer nap on one side for gentle exfoliation, whilst the other shorter side is for the 100% removal of all makeup, the Eraser is suitable for all skin types,even for the most sensitive and troublesome skin. "

 

Does it work??

Umm Yes!

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After ruining a number of flannels I didn’t have much confidence in this product but curiosity made me purchase it when I attended professional beauty earlier this year.
 I cant remember exactly how much I paid for it but I ended up buying a 2nd one at a slight discount.
The instructions said to Wash Eraser prior to first erase! And the washing instructions were on tag and said  to: machine wash cool delicate and tumble dry low.
I dint do this I just hand washed it and left it to dry on my radiator but it was fine when it dried.
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The instructions said to:
Wet portion of Makeup Eraser…..Drenched Wet! Use Warm Water.
Erase by gently rub off makeup in circular motion. Then flip Eraser to long nap side to exfoliate!
Wash Makeup Eraser as needed.

Pretty simple but the results were great!


I’m sorry that I didn’t take any pics but you can try it out for yourself!

Afro Hair & Beauty LIVE 2015! Have you got your ticket??


I don’t know if it is just me but when I think of May two things come to mind Bank holidays and Afro Hair and Beauty Live!
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Now in its 34th year Afro hair and Beauty LIVE, Europe’s biggest hair, beauty and lifestyle exhibition for young black women is back with an amazing line-up of live demonstrations, 

seminars and workshops lead by specialists with years of experience across a number of fields including hair and beauty, health and well being and personal development.

Past Seminars have included: Loc Techniques and Natural Hair Styling Black Hair Growth Secrets Girlfriends Work It A Beauty Masterclass Unbe-weaveable Natural looking Weaves Skincare Secrets
so I'm excited to see the line up for this year.

Many of the industry’s leading brands will be exhibiting at the show giving you the opportunity to check out the latest product innovations, services and of course the free samples Heyyy!!






Last year i attended with some of my friends and we ended up having an amazing times 
Check you can check out my review HERE 

Afro Hair and Beauty Live! are offering visitors £9 for 2 tickets to either day with goodie bag on entry on Amazon today!

Limited tickets available for this special price so make sure and get yours before they sell out!