Fight Acne with Organic Neem Oil

Neem is an amazing gift from nature!

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It offers unbeaten and medically proven health and beauty benefits. Loaded with nutrients, Neem oil is used in natural skin care products because it contains high levels of antioxidants that help protect the skin from environmental damage. Neem also helps fight free radical damage in the skin because it contains carotenoids, which provide high antioxidant compounds. As a result, cold-pressed Neem oil and neem extracts are widely used in cosmetics such as soap, hair products, cosmetics, hand creams and pet shampoos.

Neem oil is ideal for acne prone skin because it clears up pimples and removes bacteria that cause break outs.

1. Neem oil contains aspirin like compound which removes the acne causing bacteria from the skin.
2. It also helps to reduce redness and inflammation.
3. The high fatty acid content in neem oil prevents and treats scar that occurs because of acne and is non-comedogenic.
4. It can also be used as a face mask to remove the entire impurities and tighten the pores.

 

Note – Always use in small quantities.

The Maybelline x Makeup Shayla Makeup Collaboration, Made to Empower Women Of Colour

Maybelline is unarguably one of the oldest drugstore brands with products on the shelves at local drugstores and shopping malls . Maybelline for sure brightened that dark era of drugstore makeup with its innovative products in the past. The main marketing technique for these brands is teaming up with the biggest beauty influencers. They would make products in partnership with people’s favourite beauty gurus. These collaborations are well known for its great success.

Maybelline x Makeup Shayla Collaboration is Made to Empower Women of Color
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Somehow Maybelline was doing a great job marketing their products on its own. In the brand’s 100 year existence never once a product was made in collaboration with an influencer or a celebrity. Well, things are about to change because Maybelline has teamed up with beauty influencer MakeupShayla.

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Shayla is moving boundaries in the beauty industry and challenging brands to include more diversity. The impactful partnership between Maybelline and Shayla was announced on the brand’s Instagram account yesterday.

Maybelline x Makeup Shayla Collaboration is Made to Empower Women of Color The City Mini Palette
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Maybelline x Makeup Shayla Collaboration is Made to Empower Women of Color The entire Collection
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Maybelline x Makeup Shayla Collaboration is Made to Empower Women of Color Big Shot Mascaras in black, blue and purple
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Is Waxing or Threading Better for Your Brows?

It’s a battle that rages almost as strong as the Coke vs. Pepsi debate—is waxing or threading better for your brows? Although the two techniques are very different, the end result is more or less the same. “Hair removal is hair removal,” says brow expert and makeup artist Zoey Van Jones. “You can use either technique, it just comes down to the quality of the person shaping them. To settle the issue once and for all, Van Jones outlines which method is right for you. Read on to find out whether you should wax or thread your brows.

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YOU SHOULD THREAD IF…

  • You’re using retinol-based products. Retinoids can cause sensitivity, and although any acne or anti-aging products that exfoliate make your complexion slightly tender, you run less of a risk of having skin removed with threading. Although that doesn’t mean there aren’t any risks whatsoever. Van Jones notes that you can still get a few cuts when threading, so if you’re using retinol-infused products, we recommend swapping them out a week prior to getting either treatment just to be safe.
  • You have thicker hair. “It’s kind of weird, but I’ve found that girls who have thicker hair don’t find threading as painful,” Van Jones tells us. “If the base of the hair is really small, it tends to hurt when it gets pulled out, but when you yank out hair with a larger base, you don’t really seem to notice it.”
  • You don’t want a line of demarcation. On some people, waxing can leave behind an obvious mark, but this isn’t as noticeable with threading since your technician will work one row at a time. Van Jones notes that, for the removal of hair on the upper lip or baby hairs on the perimeter of the face, threading is also a better option.

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YOU SHOULD WAX IF…

  • You have hairs that grow in a downward direction. “Sometimes people have hair that grows in a downward direction at the center of the brow, and those hairs will accidentally get pulled out during threading, resulting in a bald spot,” Van Jones explains.
  • You have a low tolerance for pain. Generally speaking, waxing is much quicker and not as painful as threading can be. You may experience some redness afterward, but that’s to be expected.
  • You want to grow out your brows. That myth about threading stimulating dormant hairs? Not true. “Hair isn’t that smart,” Van Jones says. Because threading cuts so close to the actual shape of your brows, that method is probably best if yours is are already in a place you like. As for the rest of us recovering from the tweezer-heavy trends of the early ’00s, go with wax, as your technician will be able to leave behind the hairs you need, and slowly coax them into a fuller shape within a few months.

 

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Reblogged from Instyle.com

 

 

Alicia Keys’ Hairstylist Shows You How to Recreate Her Braided Topknot

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Alicia Keys might have stopped wearing makeup over the past year, but she definitely hasn’t stopped working on her hair game. Along with her bare face and freckles, The Voice host is still rocking cool afros, her signature head scarves and fun topknots.

In the video below celebrity stylist, Chuck Amos shows us how to recreate Alicia’s hairdo with these simple steps.

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The House of Tara x Jide of St Ola Just Made Its Debut

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Super talented makeup artist Jide of St.Ola has teamed up with Tara Durotoye’s highly successful cosmetics brand House of Tara to create a new range of colourful beauty dust named The King.

 

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For women who love to add a dash of sparkle, this beauty essential comes in four different shades which the beauty brand describes as a dust of diamonds. The golden packs of the beauty products truly captured the essence of the makeup dusts – glamorous and golden.

 

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This collaboration is a first of its kind in Nigeria, we can’t wait to watch the reviews.

 

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Kim Kardashian Stuns in Skintight Vivienne Westwood Dress at KKW Beauty Launch

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Kim Kardashian looked stunning last night as she brought a touch of Met Gala magic to the launch of her KKW beauty line. The reality star wore a custom jersey dress by Vivienne Westwood, the colour and fit mimicked the floor length silk dress Kim wore to this year’s Met.

According to Vogue, The draped off-the-shoulder silhouette was a cool way to show a flash of skin, while the fitted bodice felt almost like a minimalist twist on corset dressing. All that detail left little need for accessories: Kardashian West simply punctuated her look with a pendant necklace from husband Kanye West’s Yeezy line and strappy python sandals.