Turmeric Face Mask

Turmeric is a yellowish spice that most South Asians use for cooking, and even for skin. Turmeric can help with:

  • anti-aging
  • improving the elasticity of your skin
  • lightening pigmentation
  • brightening
  • controlling oil
  • curing acne
  • slowing down the growth of facial hair over time

As if it doesn’t do enough alone, adding 3 other ingredients can make it even better.

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 tsp gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • pinch of turmeric

I used half the recipe here only to find out that it was only enough for a very thin layer. The right amounts are listed in the ingredients above.

1. Mix all ingredients together.

2. Apply to face. Leave for 15-20 mins (or until dry).

3. Rinse off. Toning is optional, but moisturizing is recommended.

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Nume Octowand

“You’re never at a loss for ways to style with the NuMe Octowand. Unleash your inner curl maven with eight interchangeable heat barrels to create styles from loose mermaid waves to defined curls. Octowand’s clipless heat barrels are tourmaline-infused and ceramic coated, penetrating the hair with 600% more negative ions to lock in natural moisture, add luminous shine, and keep your curls beautiful all day. The must-have Octowand offers an easy-to-read digital temperature control and heats up to 450 degrees for professional styling results.” (NUME WEBSITE)

Cost: $300USD (Nume has a lot of coupon codes that offer great discounts. I bought mine for $99USD+free US shipping)

18mm to 9mm, 19mm (3/4″), 25mm to 19mm, 32mm (1-1/4″), 25mm (1″), Reverse (narrower at tip)=13mm-25mm (1/2″-1″), Pearl (alternating 13mm and 25mm diameter), 13mm (1/2″)

Pros:

  • Quick shipping (mine took 2 days)
  • Adjustable temperature (170°F-450°F)
  • Digital temperature control screen counts up to temperature and turns green when ready. Light blinks in blue when plugged in but turned off.
  • Heats up in seconds
  • Swively cord
  • Curling set comes with glove
  • Comes in small carrier case making it easy to travel with
  • Easy to change barrels
  • Hair doesn’t slip off the barrel while curling
  • Power button must be held, not clicked. This is good so you don’t accidently turn the power off when curling your hair.

 

Cons:

  • No resting stand
  • curls from smallest barrel don’t stay frizz free

Update..

Hey guys! I apologize for not writing in so long, I just haven’t been feeling my blog lately. I’m trying to spend less time on social media and more time on school and other stuff, making it hard to post. And on top of that I wasn’t so in love with the material I was posting. I do enjoy makeup, but I really want to make more posts on hair. The problem is, I just don’t know how to do it. Of course I’ll still write, but I don’t think I’ll be posting as frequent as before. I do plan on putting up a post by the end of this month, so look forward to that. I just thought I’d explain myself for those who care 😛

Essence XXXL Long Lasting Lipgloss|Matt|Soft Nude|💟

Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss in Soft Nude

After finally getting over the fact that this lip cream is not available in Canada, I found it on my trip to Pakistan. The price was a little higher here (after converting it), but I knew it wasn’t available where I live so I picked it up without hesitation.

The first thing I’d like to say is hOLY IT SMELLS AMAZING. This cream has a sweet vanilla scent when applying which I feel is 90% of the reason why I like this product. The doe foot applicator is also a pro.

But other then that, there’s nothing much to this lip cream. The shade is a soft brown which looks no different then my natural lip colour, and the formulation is neither matte or creamy. It’s somewhere in between which I feel doesn’t look so good on the lips.

When I do wear this lip cream I like to pair it on top of a lipstick.

OVERALL RATING: 2/5

NOTD//BLUE FUZZ

With the weather being so chilly I decided to paint my nails with Sally Hansen’s Fuzzy Coat nail polish in the shade Wool Knot. The polish has blue and white flecks which gives your nails the fuzzy texture. I know that this is a 2013 trend but I still haven’t gotten over how cute they look, especially in the winter time. Here are some pictures of how they look:

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Organix Anti Breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo Review

As most of you know, my hair had been getting thin over the past couple months so I had cut it. Along with the cut, I had decided to use a new shampoo to help with the breakage. I chose Organix Anti Breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Organix is a brand I have used before. When I first started my hair growth journey in 2012, I bought a shampoo of their’s called Organix Nutritional Acai Berry Avocado. The reason why I switched to Organix was because their shampoo’s are sulfate free. After falling in love with it and using it for a couple of years, that line was unfortunately discontinued. I then had to switch to a different company that was also sulfate free, but I didn’t like it as much since it only came in one type (Moroccon Argan Oil).

Now before I get into how well this shampoo performed, I want to talk about a few other things. This shampoo retails for $7.99 at Walmart which is a little pricey for 385mL of product. The packaging is different from other shampoo’s I’ve seen.. it comes in a round like bottle. The scent to me smells slightly berry like which surprisingly I don’t mind. Lastly is the product itself which has a golden colour and slightly runny consistency.

I have been using this shampoo for a month now and this is what it’s done to my hair so far:

First use: no difference

Second use: less breakage.

Third use: less breakage in shower and when brushing

Fourth use: less breakage in shower. No breakage when brushing.

Fifth use: felt slightly thicker.

Overall I like this shampoo for controlling breakage and would recommend it to people having the same problem.

Donating My Hair To Pantene Beautiful Lengths

Donating my hair is something I’ve always wanted to do ever since I had grown my hair out. Last year around the same time as today, I thought I was finally going to chop my hair off, but I didn’t. Today however, I finally did.

IMG_0164If I’m going to be completely honest, I was a little nervous about cutting my hair at first because I thought I’d regret it. I knew I had to cut it though because my hair had been getting really thin lately, and donating my hair is something I know I wanted to do, so I finally did it. And thankfully, I love it (atleast for now :P).

If anyone’s wondering what I asked for…

– long layers

– “U” shape

– face framing