A few weeks ago Argos sent me some hair straighteners
to try out; the Babyliss Pro 235 Styler. I must say it couldn’t have come at a
perfect time as I you all know I have my hair short at the moment but just this
weekend I went even shorter and opted for a pixie cut. These straighteners are
just perfect for my now even shorter hair, as the plates are not too big so they
allow you to straighten even the shortest bits of hair as well as long hair.
The straighteners have 20 temperature settings and heat
up very fast. As I have quite thick Afro Caribbean hair I assumed my hair would
need the highest setting but after using the straighteners I found out that
they are hot enough to straighten any type of hair and that I was able to use
it nowhere near the highest setting.
Titanium ceramic plates
Up to 235 celsius
15 second heat up
20 temperature settings
Auto shut off
Whilst using the straighteners I have noticed that they
feel a lot smoother when gliding my hair through the plates. I have previously
owned different types of straighteners before but there is a difference that I instantly
notice when using them. (I am not a hair pro but I am assuming it has something
to do with the titanium-ceramic plates).
Another pro for me when it comes to these
straighteners is the fuchsia colour. I am not really a girly girl but I always seem
to be drawn to fuchsia/pink accessories. I was recently on holiday and these straighteners came along with me and became part of my everyday hair routine staple. Now I can’t wait to start using them
to experiment with my new pixie cut, I might try some sexy flicks next.
Hey guys, I just wanted to wish you a (belated) Merry Christmas. I hope you all have a great day yesterday regardless of how you chose to spend it.
I know I promised that I would blog whilst away on holiday but I guess the sunshine & beautiful beaches stopped me from doing that and to top it off I got back from my holiday on Sunday really sick (I always seem to come back from my holiday's with a cold, bug etc). Anyway I had a great time away and I will post pictures in a separate post once I get the time.
Earlier last month I decided to take the plunge and buy my first cream blush. I knew instantly that I wanted to try Illamasqua's cream blushers but I wasn't sure what colour to try but after a bit of researching on the net I decided on Seduce.
Illamasqua describe seduce as a 'warm rose pink, with a dewy finish'. I have to agree with that description as its a gorgeous rosey pink that works well on my skin tone. Before purchasing it I thought it wouldn't work well on my skin tone as I could only find swatches of it on fairer skin but I have to say that this shade looks good on, so its definitely women of colour friendly too.
I must admit I have been very scared of trying cream blushers before as my face is quite oily and I thought that I would just end up looking like a hot greasy mess but this was actually not the case. As described Seduce gives a dewy finish and not an oily one. I would put it in the morning and by the end of the day (9pm) it would still be on only having worn off a little bit. I am really impressed with the wear of this product as I am not the type person that has the time to re-apply things like blusher during the day and especially during the working week.
Seduce swatched on my hand
I bought the Real Techniques Stippling brush to use with cream blushers and it works perfectly with cream blushers. All I do is lightly dip my brush in the blusher then dab a bit off on my hand before very lightly adding it to my cheeks circular motion. Trust me a little goes a very long way with this blusher. If you do find you've put too much blush on by mistake I like to get my powder brush and lightly brush a little powder over it to tame the brightness of the blush.
Here's a pic of me wearing Seduce, I love that the colour gives my cheeks a warm flush of pink.
Monday was my blog's 3rd birthday and I can't believe I forgot it. But with being occupied with a hectic few weeks at work & uni assignments I had to take a break from blogging for a little bit, now I am free until after Christmas woohoo!!
As always I just want to say a BIG thank you to all my followers and to those that read my blog, it really means a lot to me that people actually take time out to read my blog.