I started writing this post two nights after watching 13th, the new documentary by Ava Duvernay. That was 2 weeks ago. I admit I was scared to watch it at first. One of my best friends brought it to my attention and commented how upsetting it was. While I am keen to educate myself on… Continue reading Slave of the State – 13th a documentary by Ava Duvernay
I love the cinema. I am a self-professed cinephile. I am happiest sat in a dark room ready to be whisked off into whatever reality the film wants to take me. I'm overjoyed that there are serious films out this year that feature black and brown actors. Films that have been recognised by the Academy no… Continue reading ‘Fences’ at The Electric Cinema
If you're part of the Youtube beauty blogging community, whether you're a contributor or regular viewer, you need to watch Wayne Goss' video on live filters. I have to say I have had it with the degradation of beauty blogging. Initially, this consumerist uprising took the beauty community by storm because regular people were reviewing… Continue reading Youtube Authenticity – Is Your Favourite Beauty Blogger Using Live Filters?
Well, hello there. This was going to be an awesome review of the Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque. But guess what? I can't review it because Groupon sent me a fake product. How did this happen? Grab some snacks and let me tell you a story. My bestie and fellow black haircare obsessive raved… Continue reading RANT POST: GROUPON CONNED ME! MACADAMIA DEEP REPAIR HAIR MASQUE
I swore I would never join the brow pomade revolution and I kept to my word until my NYX Micro Brow and bareMinerals brow pencils ran out and I had to make the trip to town. I've always used brow pencils and the Instagram brows that have exploded turned me off using brow pomades. My… Continue reading Tame & Frame – NYX Brow Pomade
Reasons you should use a primer: It will create a smooth base for makeup application. It will fill in any fine lines and make your makeup last longer. No more makeup fading away and getting patchy by midday. Your skin will feel velvety soft and your foundation will apply much nicer. You do need to… Continue reading If You Don’t Use Primers, You Should
The matte liquid lipstick obsession continues! I now own three matte lip paints by Coloured Raine: Raine Fever (review can be found here), Rockstar and now Tootsie. Coloured Raine has released a brand new duochrome liquid matte lipstick called Jade and it is stunning. I have a strong feeling that will soon be part of… Continue reading Coloured Raine Matte Lip Paints – Tootsie
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Arguably the most popular platforms people are using to stay connected to their friends and family. When used responsibly, they're great. You can see photos, video and status updates all in one place. It's easy to see how your loved ones are doing. You don't need to have an actual… Continue reading Why You Should Stop Relying on Social Media to Keep in Touch
This post was dreamt up after one of my favourite beauty Youtubers posted on Snapchat that she won't be doing tutorials on a regular basis anymore. This declaration made me quite sad. This Youtuber is great at what she does. She has nearly 500,000 subscribers, posts a variety of videos, snaps, instagram posts on… Continue reading Op Ed: Do you need to be bitchy to be popular on Youtube?
I'm writing about highlighters today. Tis the season and all that. Just kidding, I'm not Pagan 😛 I do love a good highlight, though. I've been using the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze forever and it's mega old. But for a long time it went unused. Then Instagram arrived and hello highlighter obsession. I… Continue reading The Glow Up – Bobbi Brown, Sleek MakeUP, L’oreal and Urban Decay Highlighters