Beauty, Hair

Space Buns Anyone?

This is a very fast and easy style to make if you just want to dash out of the house within few minutes.

Tools

  1. Ilarun (Wooden Comb)
  2. Wide Tooth Comb
  3. Bands
  4. Faux Natural Hair
  5. Gel/Edge Control
  6. Water/ Leave-in Conditioner
  7. Brush

Method

  1. Separate washed and deep conditioned hair into two equal halves.
  2. Moisturise with water/leave- in conditioner
  3. Comb and apply the desired amount of gel in sections and pack the hair.
  4. Brush to smoothen hair, then twist the packed hair and tuck in.
  5. Wrap with the faux natural hair.

Then all is done. Have a go at it and I’ll love to know your result.

Until next time, muah!

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Beauty, Makeup, Uncategorized

Owambe (Saturday Party) Makeup

Hello loves. How has the weather been? My area has been extremely hot and PHCN has been dealing with us like shege since!

Anyways, I did a series of makeup over time but didn’t have the opportunity to post and now is a good time to do so.

I have to apologize that I can’t remember some of the products used but I promise you, these pictures were not filtered so you can as well go ahead and use what you have in your arsenal of makeup.

I had the delectable Grandma patronise me for her birthday look and ever since she’s been a regular.

Birthday Look

For the above look, I used the following products;

Skin: Ponds Vanishing Creme in Very Oily, Black Opal Stick Foundation, Maybelline Smooth, and Clear Powder, Sleek Blush, Zaron Face defines 10 Highlighter

Eye: L.A. Girl concealer, Morphe Brush 35B and 350, L.A girl eye pencil, Maybelline eye pencil, City Color Mascara

Lip: Jordana Fabubrow, Flash Palette

Owambe

Skin: for the above look, I used Sensibio micellar water, Ponds Vanishing Creme in Very Oily, Khuraira Camouflage Palette, Maybelline Smooth, and Clear Powder, Milani Powder, Sleek Blush, Zaron Face definer highlighter.

Eye: Nyx Jumbo Milk Pencil, Naked Palette Virgin, Makeup Geek Corrupt, Maybelline eye pencil, City Color Mascara

Lip: Mac and Nyx Jumbo Milk Pencil.

Owambe

Skin: Sensibio micellar water, Ponds Vanishing Creme in Very Oily, Khuraira Camouflage Palette, Revlon Colorstay Mocha/Cinnamon, L.A Girl Concealer Toffee,

Eye: Mac PaintPot, Morphe 350, MUG Corrupt, L.A Girl pencil.

Lip: Mac, Flash Palette.

Which do you dig out of the three looks?

Kindly share your thoughts. Thanks

Beauty, Hair, Reviews

TRESemmé Botanique Nourish and Replenish Shampoo and Conditioner

Happy new day loves. Lent is in full gear here and some of my Lenten resolutions have flown out thru the window lol.

I have another review of these two products I’ve been using for more than 3 months.

I bought these two last year October after searching for TREsemmé Natural all to no avail so, I went ahead to get this.

Shampoo

Ingredient List

Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Citric Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Disodium Edta, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Pentylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-10, PPG-12, Propylene Glycol, Sineadipelac (none fat dry milk), Sodium Acetate, Sodium Benzoate, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, Coumarin, Linalool

Observation

The shampoo has the same scent as the conditioner. It is colourless, thick, rich, easy to apply, and a little gets the job done.

However, the ingredients I emboldened makes some naturals wary and I have issues with them too.

A. Sodium Laureth Sulfate: washes extremely clean which can strip naturals of the needed hair oil and make the hair brittle and can easily break!

B. Isopropyl Alcohol; is drying alcohol which doesn’t add moisture to the hair, therefore, isn’t good for type 3-4 naturals.

C. Parfum (Fragrance); we can’t ascertain the type of blends used in this product.

D. Sodium Hydroxide; it breaks down protein bonds in hair making it stretched in the process. It is terrible for all naturalistas.

Colourless like Water

The best way to have a smooth washday is to start with a hot oil pre-poo because of the sodium laureth sulfate and your hair natural oil will be preserved without your hair feeling squeaky clean.

The sturdy plastic bottle is 500ml, sold for Ngn2,000 and after more than 8 washes, the shampoo hasn’t been used up to 1/4th of the whole products!

*I recommend but I won’t be repurchasing ever again because of the quantity left, the Sodium Hydroxide/Isopropyl Alcohol in it and my V05 gets the job done, curl-friendly ingredients and pretty cheap too!*

UPDATE:

I went to check my ingredient list again, and that’s what I found right there; SODIUM HYDROXIDE! Who would have thought!

I don’t recommend this product for Naturals like 3-4 hair types because of this singular ingredient no matter how minute it is!

Conditioner

Ingredient List

Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Behentrimonium Chloride, Dipropylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Observation

This conditioner is extremely thick and feels exactly like V05 Island Coconut milk on my hair. It is creamy has no slip at all. It has a slightly sweet coconut scent. One can go heavy handed and it doesn’t apply smoothly. A little goes a long way because it’s pretty hard to get everything out of one’s hair immediately one goes heavy-handed.

The fragrance I flagged we are not sure how it is derived whether through synthetic or natural origin, therefore, I think someone sensitive should be careful.

It also came in a 500ml sturdy plastic bottle, sold for Ngn2,000 and I got mine from Bellzng.com

Verdict

I enjoy the shampoo a lot! It clarifies and moisturises at the same time. I was able to finger detangle a little but i don’t like the conditioner at all. I like my conditioner to be creamy without being too runny or too thick however, this didn’t give me that effect.

However, the shampoo would be great for a co-wash and as deep conditioner.

Would I buy again? Shampoo, for now, is no buy because I still have 3 bottles which I haven’t finished between me and my daughter. I am not comfortable with the conditioner and I’ll manage to finish the bottle. ** I am angry I enjoy this but there’s Sodium Hydroxide in it! (Fuming)

Have you used these or any other Tresemmé before? How did it perform? Please share and thanks for reading.

Beauty, Makeup

Clean Beauty Anyone?

Hello Loves? I can tell you that I am not really into the heavy makeup stuff moreover, I have extreme hooded almond shaped lid therefore, eyeshadow/eyeliner application is always a real job!

My go-to look always.

However, this is the kind of look I always favour every day and the following are the products used in achieving this look.

Products Details

Skin; Becca Primer, Black Opal Topaz concealing foundation, Ben Nye Topaz powder, Maybelline Mocha, Zaron Definer 10, Sleek Lantern/Pink Parfait Blush, Black Radiance Mosaic

Eye; Urban Decay Naked, Makeup Geek Corrupt (Neutral Shadows), Nyx Jumbo Pencil in Milk (base), Me Now liquid liner, Maybelline Pencil liner (can’t remember the name), City Color Mascara.

Lip; Jordana Frappuccino, Jordana Fabubrow, Nyx Jumbo Pencil Milk.

I enjoyed doing this makeup, and I used generic brushes mixed with Real Techniques.

Do you like the look? What’re your go-to looks and how do you rock it?

Beauty, Hair, Reviews

Mega Growth Break Free Anti Breakage Daily Leave-in Strengthener

I’ve been hunting for a good leave-in conditioner after relying on my own cocktail for a while. I told you in another post about my discovery about the cons of DIYs and ever since then, my search for leave-in and decent deep conditioner has increased since its pretty hard to get ORS Mayonnaise in my area.

I researched a bit online before getting Anti Breakage Daily Leave-in. It also says in the packaging that it is an ultra-protective blend of conditioning proteins & natural oils, that helps protect against styling stresses & chemical damage.

Claims:

Mega Growth defends against Breakage, Split-ends and Dryness by helping;

  • Strengthen Hair Deep Inside
  • Protect Against Styling Stresses and Chemical Damage
  • Detangle, Soften and Silken Hair

Ingredient List

Water, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ppg-1 Trideceth-6, Olive Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Shea Butter), Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Oil), Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Protein, Hydrolyzed Glycine Soja Protein (Soy Protein), Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Argania Spinosa Nut Oil (Argan Oil), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pc-Propyl Silanetriol, Glycine Soja (Soybean Oil), Glycerine, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Ci 17200 (D&C Red #33), Ci 15985 (FD&C Yellow #6), Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, D-Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lilial, Linalool.

Although the oils and protein started from no 6 downwards, I’ll advise those with protein sensitivity to stay away. Also, if you don’t like cones (although the one here isn’t the major cone/its down the list), I’ll say pass up on this.

First Use; 4th day Wash n Style

  • It has a strong sweet bubblegum-like scent but becomes subdued after application.
  • I could feel the moisture sink in and break a little cast from the styler I used.
  • It also made my hair shiny and soft and I could feel it without even touching it.
  • The packaging isn’t my cup of tea because I feel like the tub isn’t the best especially for a water-based product since I’ll be dipping my hand inside the tub always.

Second Use; Two Strand Twist

Definition intact after four days!
Third day after twist
  • The consistency is watery but not runny.
  • It helped detangle my hair and didn’t weigh down my hair.
  • My hair absorbed it immediately and I’ll say my hair didn’t shed at all which is a pleasant surprise!
  • The price is great for the tub at 250 g(8.82 oz) for Ngn #889 at ShopRite

Third Use; Hydration

Hydration on day 3!
  • I used it to moisturise my twists 3 days later and it brought life back into my hair, and my hair totally drank it all up.
  • It feels like pouring milk on ones hair and I enjoy it so far.
  • I still feel the smoothness of the product on my hair after hours of applying it.

Observation

Manufactured in Nigeria

I observed this product is packaged differently from some others I’ve seen online however, a reasonable explanation could be that this is packaged in Nigeria only!

The packaging/thickness

Also, the ingredient list of both is quite different from each other; the other one is quite thick as opposed to the one manufactured in Nigeria by Godrej Nigeria Limited but formulated/developed in the USA.

It is noteworthy that it also has a registered NAFDAC (National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control) Number, which is A2-1748.

Verdict

I am liking this product right now and hopefully, it does what it claims over time. However, for now, I give it a thumbs up.

*I bought this product with my money and these are my opinion*

Kachi on YouTube also agreed with me and you can go ahead and watch her video at NaturalKachi