Beauty

Kiehls

It’s almost Easter weekend. Also, I’m not going to be online so… Feel free to enjoy my Kiehl’s post while I’m away (other posts are available).

If you’re looking for the ultimate face cream, look no further than Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. It’s so ultra that I’d apply it at the altar.

It’s 6:54am GMT as I write this, so make of that what you will.

Our #1 best-selling facial cream; now with more epic proof. With a unique lightweight texture and up to 24-hour lasting hydration, our “ultra-hydrator” immediately leaves skin up to 2.3X more hydrated.* Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane, this non-greasy, lightweight moisturiser is uniquely formulated for all skin types – even sensitive skin. Now proven performance in everyday extreme relative humidities. 

• Our #1 worldwide best-selling face cream 
• Provides up to 24-hour lasting hydration for soft, smooth, healthy-looking skin
• Balances hydration levels with 2.3X more moisture.* 
• Absorbs into skin easily with an ultra-lightweight texture 
• Tested in everyday and extreme environments 
• Formulated with Glacial Glycoprotein, derived from sea glaciers, and olive-derived Squalane 
• For all skin types, including sensitive skin 

Anyway, it’s a good all round cream. Apparently, it lasts 24 hours, although I’m not about to keep a cream on my face that long without washing it just to test the theory.

It hydrated, moisturised and kept my skin’s texture looking slicker than an oil spill (or several).

Do I like it? Of course. Should you try it? Also of course.

Do I have a new neighbour that snores better than the finest tuba-playing member of an orchestra? Yes. Am I complaining? Not at all. I love nothing more than hearing a symphony.

In a few weeks it’s gonna be… Maybe I’m born with it, maybe it’s Master Kajal!

My eyes have been looking PHOAR even without glasses… It’s all thanks to Maybelline!

Maximise the look of your eyes with Maybelline’s Master Kajal‘ Eyeliner in ‘Pitch Black’, a cream-stick liner that instantly defines the eyes in one easy stroke.  

Infused with oriental oils, the easy glide, creamy eyeliner holds a high concentration of pigments for intense, dramatic results, and can be easily blended to create a sultry, smokey effect.



As someone who hasn’t got Parkinson’s disease, I find a way to develop the symptoms when I have to apply liquid eyeliner. I go from looking like myself to a racoon in two seconds thereafter. So, you can imagine my pleasant surprise when I discovered the Master Kajal!

It’s aptly called Master Kajal because I’ve begun to creates some eye mastery.

What’s the best thing about it, apart from the fact that it create some sick eye art? It’s strikingly dark, allowing you to make your eyes pop out of their sockets. *shouts “WATT?” like Thom Eds*

My best kept skincare secret is Aloe Vera gel. I cannot explain to you how great it is for the skin, but for the purpose of my blog – I’m going to have to try.

I apply it everywhere, especially on my face. Since applying one layer daily, I’ve noticed my skin is softer, smoother and radiant-er.

Although some makeup artists don’t recommend applying it underneath makeup, I have been… If you use it sparingly, it can act as a good base.

Things you can use Aloe Vera gel as:

  1. A mask for the skin – lather your face in layers, leave to dry and peel off.
  2. Moisturisers – apply daily, in the morning or evening (depending on your preference.

Does it stink? Yes, it doesn’t smell like the nicest thing in the world, but the benefits overshadow its scent. I spritz some rose water on my face if the smell of aloe vera gets overpowering.

Benefits of using Aloe Vera gel:

  1. Good for softening fine lines, wrinkles
  2. Good for dry skin
  3. Good for blemishes, scars and acne
  4. Good for evening out the skin-tone
  5. Smoothens the skin
  6. Is just an all round MVP of a natural skincare product.

There you have it, Aloe Vera gel. Get some and apply some…

Growing Aloe Vera and applying some directly from the plant is safest. I’m working on that. But, getting it from the store in a squeezy bottle works just as well.

PantenePantene Pro V

Another day, another blog! This time I’m coming at you LIVE, reviewing Pantene Pro V: Repair & Protect.

So, as you know, I applied almond oil on my hair a few days ago. Truth be told I’ve been washing my hair every day since trying to get it out of my hair entirely. This has finally done the trick, after using it once.

I used it a while back and loved it, but have since been having to use a sulfate-free one for a while. Alas, the sulfate-free ones seem to be making my scalp produce more oils than usual.

There you go, if you want a shampoo and conditioner that doesn’t dry out your hair nor make it excessively oily, use this.

My hair feels soft, and silky. Give it a go!

This shampoo is particularly great for over heat-styled or bleached hair.

Victoria Secret

A flirty, floral fragrance. Hypnotize in Love Spell, a vibrant, irresistible blend of lush cherry blossom and juicy peach. Experience the luxury of fragrance. Refreshing formula is infused with conditioning aloe vera and calming chamomile. Spray on for a sexy touch of scent.

Word on the streets is that Nina Simone put a spell on you… ‘A-B-C easy as 1-2-3!’ 🎵

Victoria Secret: *knock knock*

‘Mii: who’s there?

Victoria: a Secret!

‘Mii: “I’ll let you in, on a Secret!”

Hahahahahahahahahahahha! This joke that I made still makes me laugh; & MJ is innocent until the “kids” do a lie-detector test.

So, back to fragrances, my nostrils love this one. I can’t explain the scent, it’s just magical; hence the name ‘Love Spell‘.

The packaging is very amethyst-esque which is my favourite stone right now.