Monday, 28 April 2014

Every Girl Must Have! Top 5 Under £5 - Haircare Essentials

Natural, relaxed, transitioning you name it these staples are for just about any and everyone! You know the products that have you running out of the house looking all kinds of crazy when they run out? For me this is them! The struggle is real but worth it! Here it goes...

TRESsemme Naturals Conditioner

The BEST Conditioner I have used to date! The slip is immense and can tame a head of tangles instantly! My entire household is sold on this stuff, naturals and relaxed heads!

Ecostyler Gel
[£1.99 - £4.99]

I love this gel, it's one of the only gels I find doesn't result in flake central. A little goes a long way and this followed by a secure headscarf worn for ten minutes will lay down even the toughest of edges! Plus did I mention that price tag? Happy Shopper alert!

ORS Replenishing Conditioner
[£3.99 - £4.99]

Despite my love for the TRESemme Naturals Conditioner, I can't quite let go of my love for this. It has amazing slip and also serves a slightly difference purpose to that of the TRESemme Naturals Conditioner, it focuses on repairing damaged hair, i.e is also a light protein treatment. My relaxed hair couldn't get enough of it and neither can my natural hair!

Aunty Jackie Curl Cream

Okay so perhaps one more for the naturals, I achieved my proudest twist out since going natural with this curl cream, so it's fair to say I have a soft spot for it! It glides so nicely on to the hair and smells like bubblegum #yesplease! Not many hair creams retail so low whilst providing such great results!

Almond Oil
[£3 - £5]

I've raved many a times about my love for Coconut Oil but Almond Oil is also one of my faves, so much so that I honestly don't do well without it. I use this to seal, add shine and also add this to just about all of my scalp oils/creams - plus my skin is a fan too, I use this for Oil Cleansing.

Avec amour...


Monday, 21 April 2014

D.I.Y Ankara Plimsolls [Video Tutorial]

Happy Thursday Loves!

Just a quick follow up video that I had quite a few requests for. You may remember I posted the steps for the DIY ANKARA ESPADRILLES a few months ago here, so here is the video to top it off!

Hope you enjoy!

Avec amour…


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

For The Skincare Fanatics... D.I.Y Spring Herbal Steam Pot

For those of you who know me, I do like to try my hand at a D.I.Y Project every now and again [1], [2], [3] but this one wasn't so much for fun it was more of an essential!!! It's been one of the busiest starts to the year at work and trust me my poor skin is unfortunate enough to be on the receiving end


I decided it was time to take control of my so called "skin problems" by upping my skin care game and throwing together an effective homemade treatment to pair up with my much loved weekly oil cleansing session a.k.a the HERBAL STEAM POT

I've been herbal steaming for a few weeks now and whilst my skin is still not exactly where I'd like it to be - the steaming has still definitely made a huge difference. I do this once a week whilst oil cleansing and it leaves my skin super supple, clean and refreshed. Dare I say it makes sense, the herbal and floral properties in this concoction are endless!
Lavender healing, antibacterial
Hibiscus vitamin C, antibacterial
Anise calming
Chamomile antidepressant, anti-bacterial
Juniper berries vitamin C, astringent
Orange peel vitamin C, brightening, scar reducing
Rose petals hydrates, tones, anti-inflammatory

1- Order your herbal and floral supplies *
2- Gradually add a pinch of every ingredient into a jar
3- Once the jar is just about full, shake the jar for even distribution
4- On the day of your steaming session pour just enough of the herbal/floral mix into your steam bowl and store the remainder of your herbal/floral pot away in a dry place
5- Follow the instructions given on your steaming device, however if using the traditional bowl method then place a towel over your head to help capture steam effectively. Do this for no longer than 10 minutes.

*some of my favourite herbal/floral ingredient retailers [1, 2, 3]

I chucked a towel over my head a few minutes after!

Has anyone else tried Oil Cleansing or Herbal Steaming?

Avec amour...


Friday, 4 April 2014

Upcoming Hair Events Spring 2014

My loves, this year is definitely going to be yet another game changer when it comes to UK Hair Events as some of our American sisters from over the pond will be headlining and gracing us with their sassiness!

I'm super excited but nervous about my my pockets as the retailers this year are juicy! I'm hoping to get to all of them, so who knows I may just see you there!

Here it goes…



June 28th - Aug 2nd - Natural Hair Week 2014


July 26th -  Hair-ology Conference

Avec amour...

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

My [6 Step] Newly Natural Wash Day Routine - Video

Happy Tuesday Loves!

The sun is out in London and I'm in such a bubbly mood, I hope your week is off to a great start! P.s Happy April 1st too!

I finally posted " My [6 Step] Newly Natural Wash Day Routine" on Youtube yesterday which you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram. Sorry it's a tad bit late, I really wanted to take enough time to get to know my hair and what it likes or doesn't like!

Anyway, here it goes already... Hope you enjoy!

Avec amour...