Skincare Routine/Tips

So this is really helpful for people with acne prone skin. 

Here are a few tips:

1. Stop picking your spots

2. Use an oil cleanser no more than once a week

3. Make a homemade face mask for combination skin

4. Use a gentle face wash or soap, the less chemicals to aggravate your skin.

5. Exfoliate your skin again no more than once a week

6. Raw honey face masks are known to settle inflammation and have antibacterial properties 

Lastly, love your skin ♥ ♥ 

Turmeric Face Mask

Hello again ☺ I’m not 100% sure if I’ve posted a turmeric face mask recipe before I just thought it is so relevant now that the weather is getting warmer. Nobody wants dull, lifeless looking skin and this face mask will give you the opposite: bright, glowing skin!! I know it is traditional for many cultures and it’s one of my favourites because it is homemade and the ingredients are so easy to purchase.

Ingredients 
1 tbsp turmeric
1 tsp plain flour
1/3 tsp bicarbonate soda
2 tbsp lemon juice or water

So you literally mix all the ingredients together into a bowl. Should be a nice, smooth, runny consistency. Use a small brush to apply it to your face and leave to dry. After about 15-20 minutes wash off with warm water, pat dry and then rub oil over your face.

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Products for women of colour!!

I saw this on a website the other day and I thought why not share it with you guys they’re all a mixture of British and American brands so accessible for most. 

Kahmune a British brand giving a true definition of a nude shoe/heel for all skin tones http://www.kahmune.com 

HuesBox is a monthly beauty subscription box costing $12 for women of colour http://www.huesbox.com


Shea Moisture they are so popular and becoming well known in the UK…yes!! Their products range from hair, skin and other beauty essentials https://www.sheamoisture.com

My Curls Understood provide products specifically for your curl type which is amazing http://curlsunderstood.com

UNSUN launched by Frank Oceans mum, a natural sun cream range which is slightly tinted to suit people if colour https://www.unsuncosmetics.com

KoyVoca have 21 amazing shades of foundation specifically for women of colour at a great price http://www.koyvoca.com

Hopefully you have found something useful xx

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The Body Shop: gift bag

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I went to The Body Shop for a special event and received a gift bag worth £40, they had complimentary drinks and canapé style food which was obviously my favourite 🙂 but also the staff were on hand to give skincare advice and explain more about the products. People were getting massages too! There was a presentation mainly hosted by dhdn iebdui which was so informative and gave a better insight into the type of products The Body Shop produce. I’m still interested in natural/organic items which is why I like this particular store. One thing I know for sure is that they do care about where their ingredients come from.

You did have to spend £15 or more to receive the goody bag, my favourites are:

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I was definitely grateful for the free items however if I got the chance to make any changes 😉 it would have been nice if the Honey Bronze was available in different shades that would suit my skin likewise with the Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

Overall it was a great evening and I definitely enjoyed myself.