Who’s got a tan rn? 🙋🏽♀️ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You guys (should) already know how much I love the yellow @elfcosmetics adjuster, but when it comes to getting a tan I love using the bronze adjuster to save me some ££ instead of trying to find another shade that suits me so I thought I’d share this video to show how I use it. *** PSA: the adjuster is now £2.50 directly from @elfcosmeticsuk website *** Let me know if you’ve bought any of the ELF adjusters! #foundationhacks #foundationhack #elfcosmetics #eyeslipsface #elfcosmeticsuk #elfingamazing
#LikeItOnTop ~~~~~~~~~~ [#gifted] I’ve been excited to share this brand with you all as I know many of you are looking for natural/vegan products and @likeitontopskin have products that address these popular skin concerns for WOC: • uneven skintone • dark circles • discolouration • hyperpigmentation • acne (and more) for both the face and body concerns. I chose the product “stroke” because it includes a South Asian favourite ingredient haldi (turmeric) and am looking forward to testing it out. Also looking forward to trying “sustain” because it also looks super pretty with the rose petals! Check my story today to see more, and please do tag me if you buy from this brand especially as today is #BlackPoundDay! What other #blackownedbeauty brands can you recommend?
Mozambique ~~~~~~~~~~ I’m too hot to wear makeup I was planning for a video idea so I’m posting this pic wearing @emolynecosmetics Mozambique on the lips and nails as I’ve been loving it and can just about manage some lip colour and brows right now. Let me know what products you’re wearing or loving in this heat! 🥵⬇️
☀️ protection ~~~~~~~~~~~ We all know by now how important sunscreen is, so I thought I’d share the different types I’ve used in recent months for my face; they all pretty much rub in invisible on me for reference! R-L: * @toofaced Hangover Good To Go Moisturizer: I like that SPF (25) is included in this moisturiser and it has coconut water (so smells coconutty) and pre and pro biotic ingredients * @supergoop Unseen Sunscreen primer SPF30: unlike other primers I’ve used I love that this is actually invisible and water resistant. Feels slightly greasy/siliconey but keeps shine at bay even worn alone * @uk_svr Sun Secure Blur SPF50: another great primer, this one has a moussey texture and peachy colour but eventually is invisible and feels siliconey primer like too so great for oily skin * @paulaschoiceuk Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF50: another moisturiser in one, this time with higher SPF and helps minimise pores which is great for normal to oily skin. * @larocheposayuki Anthelios SPF50: tried this today and I’m not sure if it’s because I used an acid toner before, but found it stung lightly. Have heard so many great things about it so I’m looking forward to testing it out more! As for my son, for those of you who’s children also have eczema I find @childsfarm SPF50 Sun Spray; he can even use it himself now, the spray makes it fairly easy to use for them too 💛 #sunprotection #sunscreen #UKsun
#SlipShine ~~~~~~~~ [#gifted] What shade do you like the look of? The old me wouldn’t have been into anything with the word “shine” in it for lips but lately I’ve actually been enjoying a little bit of shine as long as it’s not thick, gloopy gloss and these @fentybeauty Slip Shine lipsticks are definitely not that. They feel light weight on the lips and smell lush and sweet but also be wary they’re super soft so pressing gently is more than enough. The colours are sheer so personally I like to use this on top of lip liner or a matte/drying lipstick. I’ve tried Glazed so far and still figuring out which compliments my lips best; some of the shades also have added shimmer in it like Quartz Candy which has an iridescent shimmer. #safiyahsswatches #fentybeauty #slipshinesheershinylipstick
[#AD] What have you learned from me as a an #AveenoAmbassador? After a year of being an @aveenouk #WellnessPioneer, I’ve learned so much about holistic wellbeing - and hope you guys have learned so much too with me! I do believe that true selfcare IS holistic- so it’s about your skincare, diet, exercise and sleep and for me personally it’s been interesting learning these things in relation to my son and his wellbeing too, especially as he has dry skin and has also suffered from eczema prone skin in the past. If you have any questions I’d love to know!
[#AD] Do you have a night time routine for yourself/your children? I have to say when it comes to my son I’ve been pretty proud of his night time routine and I do feel it’s essential for kids to have that winding down period, whether its a “long bath” as we call it (of course using @Aveenobabyukire Dermexa Moisturising Wash) or a bed time story as he loves books! He does suffer from asthma too )as we learned in the first #AveenoAmbassador training that allergies are linked), so his inhaler is a must for bedtime. Me on the other hand, being a single mum I find that I NEED this “me-time” when he’s in bed to either catch up on messages (or memes!), get to talk (undisturbed) on the phone to friends, or sometimes just zone out watching TV with candles and mood lighting! We did however learn at the sleep training that switching off technology can help get to sleep earlier amongst other tips I will share in my IGTV series, so check back for that #WellnessPioneer
👄 + 💅🏽 = 🤩 ~~~~~~~~~~~ [#gifted] Do you like the idea of matching nails and lips? After a long break from my usual posts I had to share these beaut @emolynecosmetics swatches as I’m not only genuinely impressed with the quality but love the concept of matching nails and lips! So much so that I’m even adding them to my blog 😱 Emolyne Cosmetics have 30 shades of reds and nudes to suit all skintones (and lip tones!!) and I was sent these 4: • Lagos • Libreville • Lira • Mozambique ~~~~~~~~~~~ I wasn’t sure if the two nudes would suit me as I thought they would be too light/cool toned but was pleasantly surprised! Swatch video coming up next 🤩 #emolynecosmetics #blackownedmakeup #blackownedbeauty #safiyahsswatches
When I first heard of what happened with Shukri Abdi I thought of the pain any mother would feel of losing their child. About how anyone with a sister would feel knowing their sibling was being bullied. Shukri Abdi was found in a river in Manchester with bite marks and the police didn’t investigate deep enough, saying she just fell in despite there being an eye witness too? The bullying was so bad in school Shukri’s mother was going to transfer her, but the school tried to cover it up. This injustice needs to be investigated fully, we know that collectively our voices can make change, so please check the link in my bio and sign the petition 🙏🏽 #justiceforshukriabdi