Coconut Oil

February 22, 2017

Yes, I know... you are not living in a bubble and you are already aware of the beauty benefits of coconut oil, but hey just in case you missed a few things or happen to be in a bubble. 
(no judging lol!) 

Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Plus coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, and yes it's exactly what I use to moisturize. Well anyhoo, here are a few other tips... 


Coconut oil is an incredibly intensive natural conditioner- Rub into dry hair, put a shower cap on and leave for several hours before washing out with several rounds of shampoo


Add a few drops of coconut oil and apply on the face; use as a spot treatment overnight. Remember coconut oil is an antibacterial. 


Apply a large amount of coconut oil on the entire feet and wear socks.  Let the oil work overnight


Add a few drops of tea tree oil to pre-warmed coconut oil and massage in the hair 


Rub coconut oil all over the face and remove all of your makeup with a with a napkin. Your makeup with slide off like butter


Mix coconut oil with equal parts sugar for a smoothing body scrub (use in the shower)


Coconut can help lighten age spots when rubbed directly on the skin


Rub on cuticles to help nails grow

As always, I hope this helps! :-) 

Did you Know?

Bobbi Brown to Step Down from Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

February 14, 2017

After 25 incredible years with Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown is leaving the brand to explore the next phase of her extraordinary career. The Estée Lauder Companies is grateful for and proud of the transformative role Bobbi has played at the brand, at the Company, and within global prestige beauty.

“The brand’s 25-year anniversary was a wonderful milestone that made me realize it was time to start a new chapter and move on to new ventures,” said Bobbi Brown. “I am thankful for the extraordinary people that I’ve had the privilege to work with over the years and proud of the creative endeavors and innovative products we’ve created together. I am also incredibly grateful to The Estée Lauder Companies and the Lauder family for the many opportunities they gave me. I’m excited to see what the future holds.”
More than two decades ago, we met an extremely creative makeup artist with a revolutionary idea that changed the way women feel about beauty. That idea grew into a highly successful, global beauty brand. Bobbi will always be part of our Estée Lauder Companies family and we wish her the very best in the future.“Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is an incredible testament to Bobbi Brown the woman,” said William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies. “More than two decades ago, we met an extremely creative makeup artist with a revolutionary idea that changed the way women feel about beauty. That idea grew into a highly successful, global beauty brand. Bobbi will always be part of our Estée Lauder Companies family and we wish her the very best in the future.“The Company is so proud of our incredible collaboration with Bobbi, since we acquired the brand in 1995. We extend our warmest wishes to her as she enters a new and exciting phase of her career,” said Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies. “Our Company was founded by an entrepreneurial woman, Mrs. Estée Lauder, and it is in our roots to be a welcome home for entrepreneurs. The success of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics demonstrates that commitment. Today the brand is sold in over 70 countries and is a top makeup artist brand founded by a woman. It’s a global prestige cosmetics powerhouse, with a highly promising future, poised for its next chapter of growth.”

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics will continue to capitalize on the growth momentum in the prestige makeup category, building on the strong legacy Bobbi created. The brand’s philosophy of “Be Who You Are” is more relevant today than ever before and the brand will laser focus on connecting, teaching and empowering women globally. Fueled by makeup artistry, engaging and impactful social media and some of the most beloved beauty products in the world, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is poised to achieve its full growth potential in this dynamic environment.



February 12, 2017

Duh, when you wash your hair you just simply use warm/hot water right? Mmmmn... It depends.

Using Hot water: Hot water opens your pores in the hair root, which of course makes it easier to remove the oil and dirt from the scalp. Oily scalp=Hot water! But sadly it can leave your hair excessively porous. If the hair is too porous, then there are chances that the hair will become dry and brittle. Now although the hot water will clean the hair roots thoroughly, it will also rip off the oil from the hair roots. 

But wait... 

Using Cold water: By washing hair with cold water, your color won't fade and your leave-in conditioner (Co-Washing) will actually be left in, which means smoother hair. Plus, the hair cuticles will be closed, which will reduce the accumulation of the dirt and sweat in the scalp. Thereby the damage to the hair will also be reduced. It will make the hair smooth and shiny. Cold water will also improve the blood circulation to the scalp: Blood circulates faster when your scalp is cold.

How do I wash my hair? Well, I just use warm water, almost cool and every now and then I use HOT water to get rid of product build up. I've noticed that the conditioner is most effective when I wash with warm/cool water. 


January 15, 2017

 L’Oréal inaugurated a new Research & Innovation Center to study African hair and skin specificities as well as the beauty routines and expectations of sub-Saharan consumers. The Research & Innovation Center in South Africa is the Group’s 7th R&I hub globally. It hosts product development, evaluation and advanced research teams and will employ scientists from the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, physiology, cosmetology and biochemistry. 

Alexandre Popoff, Executive Vice-President Eastern Europe and Africa, Middle East, said“Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the fastest growing regions for L’Oréal. Our new research arm in South Africa will solidly enable us to continually create the beauty products of the future for our African consumers, while drawing inspiration from the diverse beauty rituals and the various needs of our consumers on the continent.”

Laurent Attal, Executive Vice-President of Research and Innovation, said “By opening this new Research & Innovation Center, we are spearheading L'Oréal Research for the African continent. We are showing our determination to go further in innovations for the African beauty market. Our consumer surveys conducted since 2010 and our in-depth studies of skin and hair since early 2000, represent the knowledge base for the development of tailored products for African consumers. We are starting with hair and our ambitions are much broader and cover the body, hygiene, skin care and makeup categories.” 

Deep knowledge of African beauty
The Research activity in South Africa started in 2003 with an Evaluation Center focused on consumer knowledge and product assessment. The mission of the brand new Research & Innovation Center is to translate beauty needs and hair and skin knowledge into innovative products ranging from hair care, hair color, relaxers and shapers to personal hygiene. Cutting edge instruments to visualize the skin surface, the spots or to measure hair breakage and rigorous protocols are used daily to assess the technical, functional and sensorial benefits of the products. The key areas will be skin evenness, sebum, acne, dryness, hair manageability, sensitive scalp and the fine tuning of fragrances.

The new Research & Innovation Center will also cooperate with the African scientific ecosystem, universities, dermatologists, natural biodiversity centers as well as hairdressers. 

Innovating for the African consumer
L’Oréal has already introduced key beauty innovations for African consumers. For example, the African Beauty Brands team has brought to the market the black oil technology for hair color, failsafe relaxers as well as skin evenness routines. In addition, customized products such as Hair Food and Makeup fully adapted to African skin tones are already offered to sub-Saharan consumers. 

Yaaaaassss, I am here for this!!!


Quick Beauty Tip: HAIR

September 26, 2016

Crush 2-4 prenatal pills up and add them to your shampoo, makes hair grow super fast.

As always, I hope this helps!



November 20, 2015

Ultra Facial Cleanser

As you already know, my skin care routine is soooooo important to me. Like I always say, your foundation is only as good as the skin underneath.  

Ok, so with that being said let me tell you all about the ULTRA FACIAL CLEANSER, which has my skin feeling and looking good honey!

This amazing cleanser effectively dissolves my makeup, oil and dirt with no problem.  It has a thick creamy consistency that feels so good on my skin   After I cleanse my face there is ZERO makeup left behind.

The Ultra Facial Cleanser has
  • Avocado Oil 
  • Apricot Kernel Oil and....
Squalane: A signature Kiehl’s ingredient, Squalane is a botanical lipid that is similar in molecular structure to natural skin lipids. It has an exceptional affinity to skin, and because it’s easily absorbed, Squalane helps restore skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it extra soft and supple.
Try it and thank me later! (wink)

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