The Best Box Braid Hairstyle I’ve Seen In 2019

BOX BRAIDS

The Most Beautiful Box Braids Hairstyle

I love the vibrancy of this box braid hairstyle because I like how she contrasted the hair colour with the threads to create this super earthy African braided look.

Box Braids Hairstyle Top Tips

I would definitely do something like this but I also think if you are going to do box braids like this you should be aware that styles like this don’t last long without getting messy because larger braids go bad faster than smaller braids. Continue reading

Top 3 Best Products You Need In Your Life

Girls, I’ve made a list of my top 3 favourite hair and beauty products that I think are just amazing. These products are awesome for black women and they are tried and tested by me. These suggestions are not affiliate links or anything like that – just products I am super passionate about. That said, if you are in the Christmas spirit, you will enjoy my newly opened Etsy store which features printable Christmas card bundles. Check it out after you have learned about the top 3 best hair and beauty products for black women.

1–Creme of Nature Argan Buttermilk

argan buttermilk

Ladies honestly — this product is it. I remember I first tried it in 2016 and my hair has never stopped being so soft and fluffy since then. My 4C hair flourished under the creamy goodness of these product. If you are in the US, you can purchase it from Walmart for $5.05. In the UK, it goes for around £8.99.

2–MAC Lipstick in Heroine

mac heroine lipstick

This super vibrant purple lipstick looks amazing on black skin. I really like this lipstick but I’ve noticed that MAC constantly has price increases. It costs about $17.50 in the US and £18 in the UK. I love wearing Heroine when I am going out on the weekend with friends or for dates with my boyfriend.

3–MAC Lipstick in Twig

MAC Lipstick in Twig

This is the perfect nude pink for black women of all skin tones. I seriously recommend this product if you want that nude pink Instagram hue that many black girls wear. I love this lip colour and I should be getting another tube of it when I go on holiday to South Africa in the New Year.

I do think any of these products would be amazing as a gift for a friend or family member who loves beauty. Trust me, these 3 are ridiculously awesome gifts. If you are going to be doing Christmas shopping, check them out and also let me know what you think.

Top 5 Best Hair & Beauty Products for Black Women

Hair and beauty tips for black girls

5 Awesome Hair and Beauty Products for Black Women

It is Christmas so obviously there is a sense of festive cheer all around the world. This got me thinking about my favourite beauty products that I have personally used and spent my hard-earned female cash on LOL. It wouldn’t feel right for me not share any leads with you girls especially if you are shopping for friends and family. These aren’t affiliate links so I am not being paid for these recommendations however it would be amazing if you do like this post, just check out my Etsy store to check out my Christmas card listings if you are interested. These are my 5 ultimate favourite hair and beauty products and I cannot wait to purchase them for Christmas.

1—MAC Lipstick in Twig

MAC Lipstick in Twig

This is one of my favourite lipstick ever. This picture doesn’t do it justice. I am dark-skinned and it looks wonderful on me for that Instagram-glossy makeup look that we see everywhere.

2–IC Fantasia Heat Protectant Serum 

IC Fantasia Serum Heat 1

This is one of my favourite heat protectants for black hair because it softens your hair, doesn’t change your curl pattern either. I haven’t done a blow dry in a while but I find this serum excellent for stretching 4C hair without heat and it is also good for daily moisture.

3–MAC Lipstick in Photo

Mac Lipstick in Line

This is my favourite nude brown lipstick for black girls. I think it is the best nude brown lipstick in the world. So creamy, so chocolatey, so amazing!

4–Creme of Nature Argan Buttermilk

argan buttermilk

This is the best hair moisturiser for 4C hair – yes you heard it here first. It is hard to find but you can get it at Amazon. It’s $5.05 for US customers, £8.99 for UK customers on Amazon UK and it ships internationally.

5–MAC Lipstick in Heroine

mac heroine lipstick

This is a super vibrant shade of purple that leans towards violet. I love how creamy the texture is and it always brings me tonnes of compliments from men and women about how good I look with it. Definitely recommend.

These 5 products are amazing and I genuinely adore them so much. I can’t wait to stock up on them before Christmas. Which ones are your favourites? Let me know if you decide to choose some Christmas gifts from this list. You can also visit my Etsy store to get more Christmas inspiration.

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Weekend hair & make-up: Afro Puffs & Smudged Eyeliner

Dec Hair 1

This is a snapshot of the make-up I had on the weekend. The L’Oreal eyeliner is a bit smudged but it was towards the end of the night. I went to a natural hair salon in town to get the hair done (more on that another day – it was super expensive and not that great to be honest).

How did your make-up look this weekend? Any cool new hairstyles? Let me know!

New beauty brand ‘Whipped’ started by African-American businesswoman catches my eye

I was reading Black Enterprise and I stumbled upon this new black beauty brand called whipped run by an African-American woman called Lauren Doggett.  My mouth is watering when I saw some of the following products that are available for sale on her website:

Lip Creme

Lip cremes available from whipped (picture from the company’s website)

Normally when I read about new beauty + hair companies that are being started up, I don’t feel that fired up or interested by them but this whipped brand seems really different. I have never bought anything from whipped but just her concept of only making beauty products that are whipped from natural ingredients seems so unique and a fresh take on beauty. It’s a shame she doesn’t ship to Tanzania as I would definitely consider buying.

Looks like the beauty market is heating up with lots of new brands and companies popping up. Have you guys seen any new companies that you think deserve a mention?