Argan Oil Review 

Hello, from a not-so-sunny South Arica!

My first blog post for 2017 and it’s a review so let’s get right to it!

I was sent a couple of bottles of this Siri Uzuri Argan Oil a few months back by a fellow blogger, check out her blog here

I decided to put the product through a thorough test as hair and skin products often need adequate time to gauge true results. 
I started using the product on my hair first since my hair is quite dry and damaged due to regular use of heating tools. My first application didn’t turn out well though, my hair was greasy and heavy and I realized I might have applied a tad too much – no surprise there – moderation was never a friend of mine.

I started using the oil more sparingly and the results were much better. It sealed my ends nicely after straightening and gave my hair a lovely shine. I have to say, I’m not very fond of the natural smell though, I prefer products that leave a nice scent on my hair since hair irons also add an awful smell to hair. 

The best result I got from the oil is when I decided to apply the oil to my husband’s problematic skin. He suffers with eczema and very dry, itchy skin so I applied the oil to the affected areas and I was amazed at the result. In fact, I think the oil worked better for his skin than my hair. It left his skin moisturized and soft without causing further irritation. Needless to say, both bottles ended up in his cupboard. 

Thank you to Meea Parkins at MamaMeea for giving me the opportunity to review this great product! 

Thanks for stopping by & stay sassy now! 

Lu xxx 

Beauty Essentials 

I can do without many things as a woman.

I tend to think of myself as a low maintenance kinda gal. I mean, of course all women love fabulous things but compared to many of my girlfriends, I think I’m quite low key, especially when it comes to beauty products.

I don’t usually wear tons of makeup but I do have a few items that I absolutely love and never go without.

  1. Almay Smart Shade in medium. I love this foundation for many reasons 1) it’s a mousse so it’s quite light and my skin can breathe. 2) It stays completely matte throughout the day. 3) it’s called smart shade because the colour actually changes to match your own skin tone.  4) I usually breakout after using foundation but not with this one.

  2. EOS lip balm in raspberry. It’s the latest craze and I know why. Keeps my lips moisturized and soft especially now during winter.

  3. Avon Kohl eye liner in true black. I suffer with allergies and hay fever and regular eye liners aggravate my eyes causing them to itch really bad. This is the first eye liner that’s not too bad on my eyes. And I love that it’s kohl so it glides on easily.

  4. Essence Eyebrow Designer in dark brown. I am definitely a brow girl. I’m lucky to have thick, dark eyebrows but I like to give them definition with the brow pencil. I’ve tried powders and other brow pencils but this one seems to work best for me.

  5. Almay One Coat Triple Effect Mascara in black. This mascara is so waterproof I sometimes battle to get it off at night. It’s thick but not clumpy.

  6. My two fave lipsticks at the moment are, Avon Pink Holiday and Maybelline Super Stay in Red Rays. I love the colour and textures of both. The Maybelline never needs a reapplication and the Avon one is great for a more natural look for me.

Be Beautiful 💋