-_-UNDER THE WEATHER-_-

Hey everyone...I've been so ill. :(
I caught the worst flu ever which left me with a very stiff neck.
I managed to make it to work today,everything so far so good.
I'll see how the rest of the day goes.
I can't wait to sought everything out and start blogging daily.



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SKINCARE & BEAUTY | AFRICAN BLACK SOAP



Black Soap or African Black Soap also known as Anago Soap or Alata soap, originates from West Africa. It has been used for centuries in Ghana. It's methods and secrets have been passed down from generation to generation to keep the soap close to mother nature and avoid exploitation & imitations. Many have tried to create their version of black soap with all kinds of ingredients. Ghana's Alata soap is the best quality black soap because it is the ORIGINAL.

For centuries, Ghanaians have used Black Soap to help relieve acne, oily skin, clear blemishes and various other skin issues. African Black soap has also been used to achieve beautiful skin. Africans have also used this natural soap for bathing and washing their hair. Great for removing make-up. Black Soap will leave your skin soft, clear and smelling delicious. This soap is not scented.


Black Soap or African Black Soap comes from plantain skin. It is a natural source of vitamins A & E and iron. (Plantain is a popular food in Africa, South America & other parts of the world. It can be found in ethnic or international grocery stores such as Latino, Caribbean or African. It looks like banana but much bigger. It does not taste like a banana & has to be cooked before eating) The skin of the plantain is gingerly dried to a precise texture under the hot African sun. It is then roasted in a clay oven. The heat must be constant in order to achieve a particular color, texture & smell. In some recipes, Cocoa Pod is used instead of plantain skins. Cocoa Pod is the shell of the Cocoa fruit. The cocoa beans are used for making chocolate or cocoa butter among other things.

The next process is very delicate because if it is not done properly, with the right ingredients, there will be no soap. The roasted plantain skin is mixed with palm oil, palm kernel oil to form the soap. The roasting of the plantains determines the color of the soap. The longer the plantains are roasted, the darker the soap. African Black Soap is centuries old, has numerous benefits & is not scented. It can be used by anyone who wishes to improve the quality of their skin. 

BUYER BEWARE: FAKE BLACK SOAP is hard. It is dyed black. It  does not contain any traditional ingredients. Loaded with cheap vegetable oil. Stains your wash cloth. They are chemically processed.


I started using black soap when I saw everyone raving about it on Hairlista. The first brand I used was              and the second one was Dudu-Osun. Both brands were really good,but I was still on the look out  for the RAW soap.

I heard great things about how it toned the skin,helps with eczema etc etc. Anyway when I finally managed to find it locally, I was astonished at the amount I got for the price. It was fantasic! It  was £3.99 this whole lump....what a STEAL :) ;) :)

I ended up storing it like this:
You can get these kind of containers from the 99p shop 10pk

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So today is the 11/11/11....
What will you do with it?
Whatever you do,do something positive. :)
Happy Friday!!!

REVIEW-VASELINE HEALTHY HAND AND NAIL CONDITIONING



PRODUCT CLAIMS
Healthy Hand & Nail Lotion is formulated for your hands. Its conditioning moisturisers are fast absorbing and non-greasy. It nourishes for softer palms, fingertips and knuckles, smoother cuticles and stronger nails.

INGREDIENTS 

Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Glycol Stearate, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Potassium Lactate, Urea, Collagen Amino Acids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearamide AMP, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool 


This has to be one of the best hand creams I've ever used. Its not greasy like you would expect it to be, it strengthens the nails encouraging them to grow longer and stronger and has a very nice smell. The consistency is somewhat watery but overall this hand cream has worked  very well for me. I use this along with my cuticle oil to keep my hands and nails moisturised. I find that this hand cream works best when applied to just washed hands. I purchased mine from poundland. :) but it can be purchased at Boots, Superdrug etc.

RANDOM-JUST SOME THINGS I'M LOVING AT THE MOMENT



 I've just been really into these kind of colours at the moment.


 Recently fell in love with an old handbag and I looove the hardware on it.

I looove handbags. :)




I love this wallet it was a bloody bargain,I got it in purple,cream ,black and pink aswell.:O

FASHION-CENTURY OF THE DESIGNER, a book I'm currently reading...


Polishes used for my NOTD:

From LtoR-RED MY LIPS,GOLDFINGER & BLINGING IN THE RAIN all from KSI House Of Lacquer.

JRB NAIL ENAMEL NO.177

BEAUTY FOREVER NAIL LACQUER NO.31

ME ME ME NO.6 PLATINUM




::MECHROMIC::

LOL




 ::GOLDFINGER::


- WITH FLASH-


-WITHOUT FLASH-

Goldfinger I think has to be one of my favourites at the moment especially because of this time of the year.

I can't wait for you all to get your hands on some :).

 My Clark Kent Smallville Shirt :)
This is my favourite winter shirt of all time.lol

 Refound an old ring...

Reminds me of a snail.lol



Me and my sister went to an exhibition a while back at the Tate Modern.
We just though this was so cool...especially cos its hanging from the ceiling.

What are some things that you're loving at the moment? :).


-NOTD-









REVIEW: NAKED SHINE-COCONUT & SHEA GLOSSING HAIR TREATMENT


PRODUCT CLAIMS
For a diamond-like shine, hair needs to be regularly rehydrated so it remains smooth enough to reflect light.bTending to your tresses with this effective treatment allows your hair to luxuriate in organic coconut oil and shea nut butter, renowned for creating glossiness to the hair surface. Using plant based conditioning ingredients, this intensive conditioner helps give normal to dry hair that extra special Swish Factor without petrochemical residue build up. This hair treatment is the icing on the cake for all you Naked Shine addicts out there - it really will put back the sparkle in your life.

Vegetarian and vegan friendly.  

INGREDIENTS
Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol, Brassicamidopropyl dimethylamine, Glycerin, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Aspartic acid, Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, Dicaprylyl ether, Lauryl alcohol, Parfum, Panthenol, Jojoba wax PEG-120 esters, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Citric acid, Limonene, Benzyl benzoate, Hexyl cinnamal, Linalool

When I first used this treatment I hated it. It left my hair feeling dry and somewhat strong at the same time. I don't think I used it correctly. :(
I didn't want to give up on it because I love the line and have had great results with some of their other products,so I gave it another chance and I'm glad I did. :)
This glossing treatment is amazing it has a very thick consistency, almost like a jelly mousse. I use it after a BTR.(Black Tea Rinse) I leave it on for 5-10 mins and then rinse with cold water for that extra shine and to also seal the cuticle of the hair. It leaves my hair so soft and shiny and some how thicker which is a bonus.:)


Air dried hair after treatment with no product.

I managed to grab this product at the 99p shop but you can get it online here or from your local Boots or beauty supply store.

So give it a try and get swishing ladies. :)