Wednesday, 27 May 2009

I scream, you scream, we all scream for sunscreen!

Like Baz Luhrmann says everybodys free to wear sunscreen and everybody should!
You may think nah i'm a dusky beauty from a far off land, i have no need for such things.
You would of course be wrong.
Skin Cancer affects us.
Sun damage affects us.
So if you cancer doesn't scare you, i will appeal to your vanity. The sun's rays age right? Sooo the melanin in your skin+ sunscreen= Double weapon in againg! Yayyyy
Another effect of sun damage- Hyperpigmentation. Something loads of us have to deal with.
So go on do it!

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Monday, 18 May 2009

Sleek Ink Pot- Eyeliner Gel.

Easy to apply, ditch the little brush and use an angled eyeliner brush, its easier to use, but if you're skilled use the lil brush they provide
Dark deep colour
Cheap(ish) £3.91
Availability-Superdrug, any black hair shop

Does not last! Ohmigosh i went out in the day, 4 hours later it had disappeared into a murky blemish. I was p****!
I need to reiterate that this thing does not last!!!!! Urgh. Seriously, i did my makeup 20 mins later it was fading! This was after i had already used it on top of black eyeshadow as a liner!

If you do use this you have to use black eyeshadow/eyeliner then go over it with the Ink Pot.
It looked so good but i am so mad it didn't last!!! Urghhhh, i will update with photos( timed!)

Boo Sleek Boo!

Rant over and Out!!!!

Monday, 11 May 2009

New photo

I am just seeing how boobalicious that picture of me is. I am so computer illiterate that i can't even change it round.
I will find a replacement asap

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Superdrug Clarity Range

My pores scream "Hello Dolly" to everyone. They even talk to strangers.
So i have only just started taking care of my skin and I'm still learning.
My huge bug bear is my nose!!! Ugh the blackheads and white heads are just a weekly enemy with me. I fight them through nose pore strips and facial steaming. There are a lot of blackhead fighting products out there on the market and they can be pretty expensive, especially when you don't know where to start.
But i have found two affordable and effective treatments!
From the Family fave superdrug comes the Blackhead clearing nose strips.
It is a set of 5 nose strips. Although these things never fully cover my nose they do an OK job.
  • The instructions
  • cleanse nose/face thoroughly and make sure nose area is wet- What i also do is put a little water on the underside part- the part that you will stick onto your nose, because it never seems to get wet enough.
  • apply sticky part to nose. Firmly
  • Leave to dry for 10-12 minutes or when stiff ( if left on for too long it won't work)
  • Peel off
  • Rinse residue

For £2.49 they do what they are supposed to say and are a lot cheaper than more well established name brands.

Ingredients:Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyacrylic acid, Aqua, Sillica Silylate, Titanium /Titanium dioxide, Alcohol denat., Lauric Acid, Peg-10, Dioleate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Paeonia Suffruticosa( Peony root extract), Menthol, Peppermint oil

Secondly is my sugar, my honey, my b-a-b-y baby

Superdrug clarity rapid results treatment pen

This is also £2.49 and it is( puts on surfer dude accent) AWESOME!!!! It has a mixture of salicylic acid and glycolic acid( something i have not seen in any drugstore product) I had a huge white head on my nose one morning. I dabbed some on, went into the shower and when i came back it had visibly shrunk. I was like OMG!
I am now using it in the battle to keep my nose clear and its doing OK.
Its not actually pen its more like a mini roll on deodorant type thing, but i think its pretty effective.

The ingredients are
Alocohol, Alcohol Denat., Glycerine, Hamamelis Virginia, Salicylic Acid, Hydroxythylcellulose, Glycolic acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, Benzophenone-4, Hexyl Cinamaldehyde, 2-(4-tert, Butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Hydroxy-methylpentyl-cyclohexenecarboxalde-hyde, Limonene, Hydroxy-citronellal, CI 42051, CI60730

Friday, 1 May 2009

Hair Breakage Blues

Woe says me.
My hair which i had previously thought was in tip top condition has begun to break.
Oh dear.
I tried a molasses treatment, nothing happened, a protein conditioner, nothing happened. I was even going to reach for my stinky aphogee.
My hair is overmoisturised and i want answers!!!Dammit!
So whilst perusing the web for answers, i hit upon Keratin for breakage. The best of the bunch when it comes to protein for your hair.
So i was left with some choices, i didn't want to do the 2-step aphogee, because it is so strong, plus i just can't be bothered.
The 2 minute aphogee has changed its formulation, so i was a little leery. Then there was Organic Root stimulator Mayonnaise.

So i shuffled my way down to the shops and found the ORS mayonnaise but it £2.49 for a teeny amount and nearly a fiver for the large one.
This would not do! So i begun scanning the other mayonnaise products and found
sofn'free hair mayonnaise. It has hydrolised Keratin and collagen so i was delighted. Yay for me!!!!

Well i used it. I didn't follow the instructions though (oh no!). I actually slept with it overnight (!) I didn't mean to, but i got to yakking on the phone and in no time at all i was asleep.

Well. I washed it our and i didn't see any immediate difference, but a day or two later my breakage has slowed down.
I am giving it 2 thumbs up! I still need to work on my protein/moisture balance but y'know baby steps. So in a quick summary

Cheap- £1.89
Texture- lovely and Thick! I love thick conditioners
Some good ingredients- Keratin, Collagen, Lactic acid and egg oil???( does anyone know what that is. How exactly is oil extracted from an egg- i can hear the shrill cries of an egg ringing in my ear)

Smells slightly like a cheap men's cologne (Eau du Sleaze)
If you are ingredient aware has some baddies- sulfates, mineral oil, comes etc
(full ingredients list below)
Availability- i've never seen this before. Then again I've never used a mayonnaise before. Plus i can't see it on the company's website

Will i use it again. Yes!
Ingredients:Water, Dimethicone, Cetearyl alcohol, Stearic acid, Hydrolized Keratin, Dicetyldimonium chloride, polyquaternium-32, Mineral oil, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glycerine, Safflower seed oil, Hydrolized collagen, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Oilive oil, PPG-12-PEG-50 Lanolin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Cholesterol, Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Butylene glycol, Nettle extract, Lactic acid, Parsley extract, Egg oil (???), Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (boo!hiss!boo), Sodium hydroxide(faints), Fragrance, DMDM( i don't even want to know), Hydatonin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl,Methylpropional, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Yellow 5(CI 19140), Acid Red14(ci 14720), Brilliant Black(cool name)(CI28440) PHEW!

BTW:I have natural hair

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