Skincare

Nivea, Pepsi, Co-OpThere must be something in the advertising industry’s water because Nivea has become the second (out of three) brand to pull an advert from the airwaves, this week…

We all know which was the first, don’t we? Pepsi, of course! Yeah, their 2017 advert featuring Kendall Jenner was removed after hundreds of thousands of viewers complained that it was “trivialising recent street protests across the US” which took place in support of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

Although a few took offence (with many voicing their opinions via social-media) there’s no denying that a large number of others were able to react by making jokes or being sassy, Martin Luther King’s daughter being one of them…

Pepsi has since apologised and taken down the advert (as expected), also publishing an apologetic statement to the disgruntled fans, customers and Kendall Jenner in particular.

As I said, Nivea has also had to have its advert taken down… The German skincare company has become the second brand to publicly apologise to viewers and fans for its “white is purity” campaign; which was deemed discriminatory and racially insensitive…

How the advertisers signed this one off as okay I don’t and won’t ever know! I mean, just LOOK at it (picture above).

Oh and – just when we thought that was it for failed adverts, the UK’s Co-operative supermarket has too come under fire over “outrageous sexism” after it released an advert regarding chocolate Easter eggs…

Their latest commercial encourages parents to treat their daughters “for doing the washing up”. I mean, I don’t even know whether to laugh or cry… WHAT?! It seems as though the advertising world has well and truly lost it.

Alas, this month’s shaping up to be the month advertising fails. Remember, we’re 7 Days in, and already three adverts have been pulled (like a piece of meat). Who knows what else is in store over the next 22-or-so days…

Oh, how could I forget… Cadbury very nearly makes the fourth after it was criticised for opting not to use the word “Easter” in its egg hunts. SWINES!

Miamii Mansour, Beauty Bae

Today, my face was made up of 99% L’Oréal.

The primer? Infallible.

The foundation? Infallible.

The highlighter, contour and blusher pallet was the only thing not from L’Oréal… It was a sample from my Glossybox, I’ll be blogging about it (and the other products I got) soon.

The lipstick? Colour Riche.

The setting/fixing spray? Infallible. (I’ll put a blog out on this, soon).

The mascara? Fiber.

Yeah, some might say it’s an obsession… I’m putting it down to an exceedingly high level of admiration and respect for a brand that actually does wonderful things for my facial follicles, pores, skin cells, all whilst enhancing the look of my exterior front-facing head.

If L’Oréal released a clothing line, I’d have bought a few garms from the collection and worn them too!

I actually have to say that my skin has never, ever felt so good… Honestly, my makeup looks extremely flawless when I apply the Infallible collection. The finish of this combo gives my skin a really healthy glow and a matte look and feel.

Thanks, L’Orèal.

Xx

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I’m excited. I’ve just signed up to a monthly subscription of GLOSSYBOX!

I covered it in a previous blog post, expressed interest but didn’t know if I was going to go through with it because I wasn’t sure if I was going to like all of the products that they send over every month. However, I just decided to go through with it and place an order, I’m sure I’ll enjoy what I get sent, and will be sure to blog about the products afterwards.

I’ve seen a few of you ladies have a subscription with GLOSSYBOX, how are you finding the samples? I know everybody’s different and each box is customised, but you must know if you like the stuff that’s getting sent to you each month, no?

Also, I’m guessing they send out special gift boxes on our birthdays because why else would they ask for it, right? What sort of stuff have they put in yours previously?

In other news, my long awaited Hair Jazz post is coming next week. I will be doing a TeaMi tea one as well soon, I’ve just been too busy to give it a go – but I’m working on it…

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I cannot stress this enough, I’m not a Man, contrary to my last name: “Mansour”…

When I’m somewhere where they have to refer to me by my full name, I usually get someone who obviously hasn’t ventured out of their house and has lived a rather sheltered life, to the point where they’ve never actually met another culturally diverse person. It does have a tendency to get awkward… Pronunciations of “sour man” all round, FFS! It’s  pronounced “Mansoor”, guys, MANSOOR! In case you’re still wondering, my last name is of Leb-a-KNEES origin.

Anyway, this one’s about men’s skincare ’cause I haven’t blogged about men’s skincare in a while… I’m sorry for neglecting that SAXY face of yours. You WIND me with your handsomeness, so what else was I going to say? You wind me UP at times as well, though…  😕 Are you Maltese? ’cause you’re a TEASE(R).

Eventually, I’ll get to the purpose of this post. Don’t worry. Bear with me. TED 🐻.

Right. Men. You need to wash your faces and take care of your skin.

The key to flawless skin (like someone who looks after theirs) is to use only the best products and have a regime.

Firstly, start of by choosing a cleanser (1) that adheres to your skin type. Once you have that, you’re all set… Then, it’d be good to invest in a scrub (2) for use on blackheads, shaving bumps etc. apply this once or twice a week. Then, try to find a good toner (3), this’ll close your pores after washing your face. Finally, buy a moisturiser (4) that you feel comfortable wearing and that combats your specific skin problem – whether it’s oil, dryness, acne, sensitivity etc.

That’s literally it. It’s not hard…

Happy skin-caring, legend. 💖

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“When Doves cry…”

Right, guys, Dove want you girls to have the most BEAUTIFUL pits. Yeah, Shiloh & co. (Brangelina’s kids and/or your underarms).

Let’s not beat around your *probably NOT* unshaved armpit bush, you need to apply deodorant at regular intervals or else you’ll get STUNK and smell of B to the O!

You may be the BO$$ (as Fifth Harmony call us) and there may be a B and an O in the word but there’s also a SS for Stay Sanitary!

The reason why Dove want us to have the most beautiful looking and smelling pits in the world is so that when Bae tries to tickle them, they won’t get more than they bargained for!

Beauty Finish keeps you fresh for 48hours. It’s enriched with minerals and is an anti-perspirant deodorant that stops you from perspiring and getting sweat patches. Am I going to brave smelling mine after I’ve used it? Hahahahaha — yeah. 😑 The things I do for you people, I swear! 😷

Surprisingly, it doesn’t even smell like BO because I do an age old thing called WASHING, twice a day!

Back to what it smells like – I’d say a fresh soapy/fragrant scent… I don’t really know how to describe it… 😦 Umm, just like fresh fabric softener? … (but without chemicals that may be harmful to skin, obviously)!

I do like it. It is my favourite Dove roll-on deodorant. For Sure, it won’t let you down. Oh, wait – wrong brand! 😂