MONDAY #19

August 25, 2014






Beautiful pictures of afro curly hair from Pinterest.
Happy Monday, y'all!


Bellissime foto di capelli afro da Pinterestche mi ispirano e mi fanno innamorare sempre di più dei capelli naturali! 


Buon Lunedì a tutti!

SHEABEUTIMIA || NATURAL HAIR PRODUCTS PART 1

August 19, 2014
Hello beauts!
Sorry if I was M.I.A. in the last period, but I've spent all my time moving house, working insanely hours and trying to keep an healthy life (failing miserably).
But now I am hereeeee and I can finally share with you my first collaboration with a prestigious and wonderful UK online site.
Since I became natural, I always searched for a valid online site that sells a vaste range of natural products, including a hair range. 
And then I found Sheabeutimia, the most known site for naturals in UK.

Founded by Jo Minta, the official site says:
Welcome to Sheabeutimia
At Sheabeutimia we love to manufacture natural products for your hair and skin that can benefit all hair and skin types. There are tips in caring for the hair and some videos to help put the tips into practice on the blog section. With the expertise in cosmetology & beauty therapy and in-depth researching about these fields, our products have been formulated specifically for you to address various skin and hair problems.
Product ranges have been strategically formulated to tackle both hair and skin issues:
- General Hair loss and damaged hair
- Scalp and hair root issues
- Dry and brittle hair
- Dandruff
- Stunted hair growth
- Postpartum hair shedding (Postnatal hair loss)
- Dry and Sensitive Skin types
- Eczema prone skin conditions
- Acne prone skin conditions
- Facial Care
- Dry and Chapped lips
- Dry hands and palms
- Anyone confused and needing help regarding the state of their hair or skin
- And many skin and hair problems...
Why don't you relax, enjoy our website and make your choice on our products to give your hair and skin a healthy new beginning with our natural products.
- All products are 100% Natural, Handmade and do not contain parabens, silicones and sulphates.
- Our products are not tested on animals. Suitable for Vegans.
Enjoy your shopping and remember You Are Fearfully And Wonderfully Made!!!
Jo Minta
Sheabeutimia UK
The natural you...


There are 10 products range available for every hair type: Treat Me Curly™ Hair Care, JOCIE ArgMac™ Hair Care, Itch Be Gone™ Hair Care, Moisturise 'N' Gro!™ Hair Care, IZAROSA™ Eczema Prone Skin Care, IZAROSA™ Dry & Sensitive Skin Care, 3’ Step Acne Care™ Skin and JOCIE d'Care™ Daily Care.

The first product that I used on my hair was

Treat Me Curly™ Oat Extract & Honey - Gentle Cleanser with Bamboo Extract & Wheatgrass



Only £9.99!

Ingredients Aqua, avena sativa (oat) extract, honey, hydrolysed wheat protein, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, bambusa vulgaris (bamboo) shoot extract, triticum aestivum (wheat grass) extract, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract, macrocystis pyriferae (kelp) extract, cocoamidopropyl betaine, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, and potassium sorbate, panthenol (provitamin B5), citric acid, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil and melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oils.

The lovely scent of this cleanser is the first thing that you're going to notice.
After applying and rinsing with warm water, my scalp and hair felt amazing! Is a gentle but effective product who's going to purify and clean your natural hair without stripping moisture from your hair.
I wanted a product who is enriched with minerals, vitamins and amino acids that help in reconstructing damaged hair and to maintain its natural pigment. It helps to detoxify the scalp thereby removing dandruff and soothing itchy scalp. This amazing cleanser also aids with moisture retention to protect and moisturise the hair.
I would definitely recommend to try this cleanser out to every naturalista who find really difficult to find a valid cleanser for natural hair.



After the gentle cleanser, I applied some

Moisturise 'N' Gro!™ Hemp Seed Oil - Moisturising Conditioner



Only £9.99!

Ingredients Aqua, aloe barbadensis leaf extractcannabis sativa (hemp) seed oil*butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,avena sativa (oat) extract, vegetable glycerine, caprylic/capric triglycerideequisetum maximum lam, (horsetail) extract*, astrocaryum (murumuru) butter, oleoresin rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*salvia lavandulaefolia (sage) oilalthaea officinalis (marshmallow) root oil extract*panthenol (provitamin B5), Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexyglycerin and Citric acid.

First I sectioned my hair in 4 big portions and then applied Moisturise 'n' gro!™ by smoothing it from the root to tips paying attention to the tips. As soon as you finish this procedure, my suggestion is to cover your hair with a heat cap (or a plastic one) for at least 20-30 mins. At the end rinse off everything with warm water.
The results were really impressive! My hair were definitely more manageable, ready to be detangled and extremely soft!


What do you think about it? Have you ever tried Sheabutimia's products?
Let me know guys!

MONDAY #18

August 11, 2014








Beautiful pictures of afro curly hair from Pinterest.
Happy Monday, y'all!


Bellissime foto di capelli afro da Pinterestche mi ispirano e mi fanno innamorare sempre di più dei capelli naturali! 


Buon Lunedì a tutti!


FASHION UNION || YOUR ONLINE WARDROBE

August 08, 2014
Hey guys! How was your day?
Mine was fantastic! I finally found the apartment of my dreams and really soon I'm going to move out and start a new adventure! Of course I'll tell you everything really soon.
Anyway today I want to share a really chic site that I just found out.
I am talking about Fashion Union, of course! 
Fashion Union is an online fashion site that offers the best trends that you can possibly immagine.
The site also offers 15% off all orders for all the students  and a free standard delivery on all orders over £35.
I totally fall in love with the "accessories" corner and the great selection of crop tops.
Check out some of my favourite items that I picked!













What do you think? Have you ever shopped at Fashion Union?
Have a lovely day!

EMPTY PRODUCT REVIEW || MAYBELLINE "FIT ME" FOUNDATION COCONUT 355

August 07, 2014



Let's be honest: is not easy to find a makeup line women of colour friendly. I still have to find the perfect foundation for my skin but I hope I'll find the right answer sooner or later.
The first time I've tried this foundation I was really disappointed with the result. I have an extremely oily skin but no acne problems and I was looking for a foundation shine-free. 
Maybelline "Fit Me" doesn't help AT ALL my oily-as-hell skin, but that is the only down side! If I apply a good translucent powder after the foundation, my face looks amazing and I don't need any touch up during the day. 




with flash


without flash

The shade that I chose - Coconut 355, the darkest shade available - is perfect for my skin tone. And when I say perfect I mean perfectly perfect! 
Everyone says that my skin look flawless and natural as though I have nothing on. That's why I love this foundation! It fives you an incredible natural look. Plus it costs just £7.99: BARGAIN!
A little goes a looooong way, girls. 

In conclusion for me is a 7, nothing less and nothing more. 
    
What do you think? Have you ever tried a Maybelline Fit Me foundation before?

Have a great day!  

90'S BANTU KNOTS VIBE

August 06, 2014


VIIIIIIIIBE, VIIIIIIIIIBE, VIIIIIIIIIBE GIRL YOU'VE GOT THAT VIIIIIIIBE!

As soon as I took off my Marley extensions, I knew what my first hairstyle would have been: BANTU KNOTS ALL-NIGHT-LONG (literally lol).
They are pretty easy to do and they look superfly!!
I think the combination dark lippie + bantu knots is really R. Kelly screaming that a certain female girl has a vibe lol
To achieve a good bantu knot out first I got slightly wet a section of hair with a mixture of water + olive oil, then I applied some coconut oil to seal and the fabulous scented JOCIE ArgMac Organic Argan & Macadamia Oils pomade from Sheabeutimia
After finishing my bantu knots, I covered my hair with a satin scarf and went to bed.
Next day I unravelled my bantu knots and... VOILA`!

What do you think? What is you're favourite 90's song?
Let me know!

Have a lovely day peeps!

Almost forgot! Here is a little gift for those of you who wants to feel some vibe this morning. 
You can all thank me later.



ETHNIC BLAZER

August 04, 2014








Good morning, y'all!
Today I want to share with you all another outfit with the same heavenly background like my Garden Paradise post.
Nomsa is the photographer who did all the work here. I really like this ethnic look thanks to Nomsa's blazer.
If you want to see more pictures from her, check out her personal site here. 

This morning I woke up pretty sleepy because I spent basically all yesterday to take off my Marley Twists and to nurture my lovely natural hair with some Sheabeutimia products (really soon I'm gonna share with you this amazing collaboration, I promise!). I have to be honest: I really missed my hair, like FOH REAL! 
Sometimes we don't appreciate enough all the little lucky things that we have in our lives.
 Right now I'm wearing some bantu knots that I'm going to unravel before going out. 
My plans for this afternoon checking out a new room, do some food shopping, relax and read in this beautiful sunny weather.

I really hope the room will be what I'm looking for!
What about you? What are your plans for today?

BLOSSOMY

August 03, 2014


1. White Sleeveless Midriff Floral Vest - SheInside
2. Black Zipper Striped Skirt - SheInside
3. Retro Gold Leaf Ring - SheInside
4. Green Gemstone Gold Diamond Flower Earrings - SheInside


Weekend is already over and it's time to go back to work (unfortunately!!).
Hope you guys are going to enjoy this Sunday sipping iced drinks after a good swim in a crystalline sea.
This is a simple and chic look perfect headturner for this hot hot summer nights.
What do you think? Do you like this look?
Happy Sunday!


Il finesettimana e` gia` finito (purtroppo) ed e` gia` ora per me di tornare a lavorare. Spero che vi stiate godendo una bella bibita ghiacciata dopo una nuotata in un mare cristallino.
Questo outfit chic e alla moda e` l'ideale per queste caldi notti d'estate.
Che ne dite? Vi piace questo look?
Buona domenica ragazzi!

HAIR VARIETY || COMMONWEALTH GAMES 2014

August 01, 2014

The Commonwealth Games is an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then. 
I wanted to share this beautiful manifestation not just because I believe sport is very important for an healthy lifestyle and everybody should do it, but because I noticed a lot of hairstyles (natural and not) that has caught my attention.
It'so refreshing to see so many natural heads on television to inspire many girls who never heard about the Natural Hair Community or who are just hesitant.

My favourite hairstyle?
Ese's Zig zag cornrows. Love them!


Giochi del Commonwealth sono una manifestazione sportiva organizzata dalla Commonwealth Games Federation e tenuta ogni quattro anni, che richiama i migliori atleti delle Nazioni del Commonwealth. La prima edizione, allora nota comeBritish Empire Games, si tenne nel 1930.
Voglio condividere qui sul blog alcune delle atlete che hanno partecipato a questa magnifica manifestazione perche` credo sia importante diffondere acconciature che possano ispirare giovani ragazze che non hanno mai sentito parlare dei capelli afro naturali. 

La mia acconciatura preferita?
Le treccine aderenti a zig zag dell'atleta Ese.



Kerron Stewart - Sprinter

Kimberly Williams - Triple Jumper

Ayanna Alexander - Triple Jumper

Ese Brume - Long Jumper

Jazmin Sawyers - Long Jumper

Laura Samuel -Triple Jumper
pictures from here, here, here, here, here and here. 


What do you think? What hairstyle do you prefer? 
Happy August!
Che cosa ne pensate? Qual e` la vostra acconciatura preferita? 
Buon Agosto a tutti!

 
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