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SULFATE-FREE SHAMPOO FROM CREME OF NATURE

It's amazing what one can find in a corner shop down the road when shopping for house hold items,For a couple of weeks now,i have been on the look out for a sulfate free shampoo,i didn't make it a priority because i already had a shampoo from ORS which i had no complaints about even though it isn't SLS  free.I stumbled on to this shampoo by Creme Of Nature and the first thing that caught my eyes was the Argan Oil in large print on the bottle and then i read further and got more excited when i saw ''SULFATE FREE '' labelled on it too,of course i had to skip something on my shopping list to pick the only bottle left since i was on a budget already.

 This is my first time using a sulfate free shampoo,the difference is so clear with this shampoo and the ones with SLS. After the wash ,my hair didn't tangle as much as it used to,but what amazed me more was how soft the centre of my hair felt all day( that's usually the part of my hair that resists every…

RED-DY , SET , GO - Classic Red LipStick.

Show me a lady who doesn't have a red lipstick in her make up bag , ...uuhhh that would be Me.As a sucker for anything pink ,i had every shade of pink in lip liners,lip glosses and lip stick and it never occurred to me to find myself a classic red lip stick.I always felt that wearing a red lip stick wasn't age appropriate for me, and this notion came as a result of watching my older ones including my mom apply the red lip stick like it was going out of fashion. So after being convinced by Francadaze - a make-up artist friend of mine,i decided to try one or two or three orrr.. ,i think what she forgot to mention was how many shades of red lip colours you may have to go through before settling for the right one that suits your skin tone...lol.
       I ended up getting three shades of red in different brands - Avon,Barry M ,and M.A.C  but i'm going to review two for now because i haven't used  the M.A.C. lip stick yet which by the way had great reviews so i am savin…

JERGENS NATURALS ULTRA HYDRATING DAILY MOISTURISER.

   Still on my product overhaul (..and you can't believe how much I've had to throw away)which i started HERE, i'm also looking out for safe skin and hair care products that have no parabens and mineral oil and one which i didn't even know i had was the Jergens ultra hydrating daily moisturiser.
   I got this moisturiser a few weeks ago as a back up to my Palmer's cocoa butter moisturising body oil in case it ever became scarce to buy.In my opinion i think its a good buy ,not a great buy if you are looking for extra long lasting moisture,it's also affordable.In the past i have tried some moisturisers from Jergens ,ones with Aloe Vera and the ones with Shea butter,i was impressed with the latter because it was non greasy but like i said it didn't last that long on my skin,So now i prefer to carry the hand cream version in my hand bag.


INGREDIENTS  :
WATER, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MYRISTYL MYRISTATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED…

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OUT WITH THE OLD,IN WITH THE NEW - PRODUCTS THAT HAVE GOT TO GO (Mineral Oil,Parabens...)

I'm sure by now these words are familiar with our ladies and product junkies like me.So what exactly are Parabens and Mineral oil? Having read a lot about these chemical components and the effects they may have on one's health, i decided to do a product  overhaul at home,and its funny because almost everything i had either contained some sort of paraben or mineral oils in them,and quite a few had none.
Parabens -  These are chemical preservatives such as  Methylparaben,Ethylparaben,Propylparaben ,Isobutylparaben and Butylparaben that are found in most skin,hair and health care products.Studies have shown that Parabens are responsible for the development of cancerous tumours in the body.Research has also shown that parabens are present in breast cancer tumors,but there has been an argument on the role  it plays in the development of breast cancer.That being said, the men are not left behind as certain products for men also have these chemicals in them and can also lead to othe…

INTERVIEW WITH THE UMPIRE

MY FACIAL SKIN CARE REGIMEN

Hi everyone,seems like ages since i reviewed any acne and blemish product on here,although i have received so many questions on them outside the blog (guess most prefer to remain anonymous ) especially regarding the Neutrogena range of acne control which i reviewed HERE, nothing really has changed in my facial routine except the Neutrogena scrub which i replaced with equate Refreshing Apricot Scrub (pictures below).Now,having used a lot of scrubs i am going to review each one of them according to how they worked for me before i go on to the next stage of my Facial routine.

Brands of Scrubs.

NEUTROGENA Oil Free Acne Wash -  This scrub has a micro clear technology which makes it easy for the eye to see the pink grape fruits,as for the foam aspect of it i really can't say how that works on clearing acne.With this, i have to spend more time vigorously scrubbing as the tiny grape fruits particles are not enough to do the job for me.. Conclusion- does it work for me? Partially,but dr…

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CLASSIC BEAUTY PRODUCTS.

Happy New Month everyone..lol, and welcome to the month of Leo's.I just realised yesterday that it's only 4 months to Christmas ...(can  you believe that.., 4 months ),and not so much has changed in my skin routine,(quite a lot has changed in my hair ,diet and of course my spiritual and intellectual journeys this year ) but not much for my skin. I think i can say it's because I've tried so hard to stick with products that have been tried and tested ,and i mean skin products that have really remained true to my skin over the years.
  Call me Old fashion, but i have to say that having used so many skin products for either blemish control,acne control,moisturising e.t.c.,over the years,I still can't do with out my good old Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.I tell you ,this has been the go-to skin care staple in my family ever since i was born.   Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston,and Halle Berry have sworn by this product which has been for generations and i mean  generation…

Rainy Day Music Festival Style