Afro Boudoir Blog Posts

  • Looking After Your Hands & Lips in Colder Weather
    on Oct 11, 2015 in Beauty Review
    Boo hoo – summer is well and truly over. Which leads to thoughts of apple pie, soup and thick jumpers. Cold weather also means chapped lips and crusty hands. Lets be real. But no more! Take preventative action before the extreme cold really comes.
  • Smashbox Cosmetics CC Cream for Darker Skin
    on Oct 8, 2015 in Beauty Review
    I love a multi purpose product like Smashbox Cosmetics CC Cream – one buy two or more things when you can make do with one? I’m pretty lazy when it comes to make up; I am not one of those who can spend 30 minutes putting her face on, I’d rather...
  • How Long Should You Keep Make Up?
    on Oct 5, 2015 in Beauty Latina
    I don’t know about you but I never get rid of old makeup. I might have to change my ways after reading this: “A recent survey showed that 8 out of 10 women were using cosmetics that were way past their best. Many people don’t respect the ex...
  • Looking After Coloured Hair With Aveda
    on Oct 1, 2015 in Beauty Curly/Afro Hair Review
    If your hair is natural and coloured it needs a little extra TLC. If your hair is relaxed and coloured it needs even more TLC as the double chemical process can take quite the toll on your hair. My hair has been natural for nearly ten years but I’v...
  • Crabtree & Evelyn x Breast Cancer Awareness Month‏
    on Sep 27, 2015 in Beauty
    October is almost upon us, which means Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Crabtree & Evelyn are doing their bit with selected products from Crabtree & Evelyn’s Evelyn Rose and Pear and Pink Magnolia collection available to buy with a £1 donati...
  • Onde ir em Londres!
    on Sep 26, 2015 in Latina
  • Shopping The Key Autumn/Winter 2015 Trends
    on Sep 23, 2015 in Fashion
    The summer heat is fading away, the leaves are turning, and before we know it, people will be discussing holiday plans. Indeed, the autumn season is finally arriving, and with it the annual barrage of cool weather clothing and accessory trends. To li...
  • Clarins Autumn Make-up Collection
    on Sep 22, 2015 in Beauty Latina Make Up
    Never one to disappoint, the new Clarins Autumn Make-up Collection is here and it’s wonderful! I got my hands on the following: Ombre Matt Eye Shadow – £19 I tried carbon (black) and heather (a mauvy brown). They are cream to powder shadows...
  • Wolford Velvet Sensation Leggings
    on Sep 21, 2015 in Fashion
    While I am a firm believer that leggings are not trousers, I am a card-carrying member of the leggings with long top (that absolutely covers the derriere – front and back) club. They’re easy to wear, super comfortable and with a long top, all ki...
  • Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation
    on Sep 17, 2015 in Beauty Latina Review
    You probably know Vichy Dermablend as a beauty brand that produces high coverage foundation. I mean look at this! The Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation range has now been expanded to include 65 Coffee and 85 Espresso for women of colour. T...
  • What To Pack For A Winter Sun Holiday
    on Jul 13, 2015 in Beauty
    We are lucky enough to be jetting off for some winter sun later this year. Here’s (some of!) what we are taking: Dermalogica Pure Light SPF 50 – £55 The sun makes any hyperpigmentation or dark spots worse so your moisturiser (whether at home...
  • The MirrorPick Afro Comb
    on Jul 5, 2015 in Curly/Afro Hair Review
    I know I’m a little late to the party, but would you believe that this is my first time owning an Afro comb? Naturals the world over practically live with their Afro comb, picking out their luscious curly/kinky fro until it has reached the highest...
  • Buying A Bikini For A Pear Shaped Body
    on Jun 29, 2015 in Fashion
    I don’t know about you but sometimes it feels nigh on impossible to find a bikini to suit a pear shaped body. When there’s more going on downstairs than there is upstairs, it’s hard to find something that flatters your proportions w...
  • Three Great Products for Combination Skin
    on Jun 22, 2015 in Beauty Review
    Combination skin is a pain; dry in one place and oily in the other. Other problems can be too much shine and visibly dilated pores, blocked pores and blemishes; even a thickening of the skin’s outermost layer that dulls the complexion. You’ve nee...
  • Dermalogica x SodaStream
    on Jun 15, 2015 in Beauty Food
    Thanks to SodaStream I might actually be able to drink my goal of 3 litres a day! I went along to an event Dermalogica were hosting with SodaStream at their store in One New Change. Invitation to Hydrate. We all know that drinking lots of water is go...
  • Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector
    on Jun 8, 2015 in Beauty Make Up
    Another day, another perfect product from Clarins. This time it’s their Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector. I’m a little biased when it comes to Clarins; I’m yet to find a product of theirs that I don’t love! No exceptions here; these new cream...
  • Soothing Over Worked Muscles With Kneipp
    on Jun 1, 2015 in Beauty Lifestyle
    After my consultation with a nutritionist from doitformummy.com I’m taking my fitness more seriously. I’m four weeks into Focus T25 as I’m too old and tired to do Insanity! The workouts are great and thanks to cutting back on indulgent snacks,...
  • Aveda Blue Malva Shampoo x Conditioner
    on May 18, 2015 in Curly/Afro Hair Review
    If you have highlights/ombre in your hair, you are going to love Aveda Blue Malva shampoo and conditioner. So why blue shampoo? If your hair is naturally dark, your underlying hair colour is probably red. No matter how you get your hair lighter (high...
  • Rebounding With MaXimus Life
    on May 11, 2015 in Review
    Looking for an easy (ish) way to burn calories? Try rebounding! First things first, rebounding isn’t the same as trampolining. Rebounding exercise involves bouncing movements that push down into the rebounding mat (a specially designed mini trampol...
  • Smashbox Cosmetics Step by Step Contour Stick Trio
    on May 5, 2015 in Beauty Make Up Review
    Thanks to Kim Kardashian, contouring is a huge trend. The idea of contouring is to use make up to enhance your features and create light, shadows and highlight wherever you think best on your face. A lot of people take this trend too far my liking, w...
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