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Lush’s R&B Hair Moisturizer

Pros
•vegan
•cruelty free
•helped with curl forming
•long lasting smell
•left hair super soft
•very creamy texture
•didn’t weigh hair down
•little product goes a lonnng way

Cons
•weird off yellow color..
•expensive

Oh my word. I freaking love this. It is now a must have in my hair collection. I’ve been applying this to my hair after it has been washed and it air dries my hair perfectly. My curls are perfect, light weight, and not frizzy-even gave me a little extra volume. You don’t need that much product, I’m sure if you put too much in it’ll make your hair greasy for sure. It kept my hair nicely moisturized for a few days. I usually struggle with having good curls the first day after a wash, then it dries out really nasty the next day. With R&B it helped lock in the moisture so that I was still able to rock my curls the next few days. Love this shit so much. Again a must have for me!

Rating: 10/10 😘😘

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Inglot’s Multicolor Highlighting Powder in #83:

I’ve had this highlighter for almost a year and haven’t started using it until recently. I was struggling with finding a highlighter that isn’t too sparkly and that leans more towards a natural glow and this highlighter does exactly that. When applying it, I use all the colors in the palette just to give my highlights more boost. The use of all the colors on the palette help with creating that natural shimmer I’m looking for in a highlighter. Because this highlighter is fairly pigmented, you don’t need to apply much onto your brush, a small amount goes a long way. I bought this highlighter for 90 dirhams (around $26), and overall I’d say it’s worth it! 😊

Hey Curlies 🙋, I have another product review for you. This brand (Hask Macadamia oil) is actually one my mom gave me as a gift. I love this product! When I first used this product I could see the results immediately liked the change in how my hair feels.Not long after I put in the shampoo my hair felt lighter and fluffier and by the time I let the conditioner set it wasn’t so heavy and dense. The brand take the Q from a lot of other natural hair products where its free of sulfate and parabens and most harsh chemicals. It is also gluten free for all of you with the allergies. Unfortunately don’t know where my mom got it from but here’s the link to the website where all the locations are in the USA or in other countries. http://haskbeauty.com/where-to-buy?country=US But yes I definitely recommend this brand to you guys. Good Luck and Let Your Curls Prosper! 👌 -Adrianna

POW : Products of The Week

This week my favourite products have been slightly less makeup related and more  heavily nail focused! I’ve been prepping several batches of false nails for AW15 editorials and in the process I’ve become reacquainted with Mo You London Nails. 

For those of you who haven’t heard of Mo You - they are a quirky London based nail brand who produce some of the best nail plates available. (For those of you who don’t know what a nail plate is - they are basically thin metal slabs with designs etched into them which can be picked up and transferred onto nails with a stamper and nail polish… ideal for quick and easy nail art!)

As well as launching a couple of new stampers this month they have also launched some new shade extensions to their polish range. Here is a full review of some of the new products which I’ve been playing with and loving : 

Fashionista Plate Collection 11 + The Pro XL Plate Collection 01 

I decided to go for the Fashionista plate - largely because I’m currently obsessed with paisley and The Pro Plate because it has some classic designs like tartan and stripes. The packaging is really cute - every plate comes with it’s own little envelope. The new stamper is well… amazing. It created for me what every nail artist needs - time saving creative options!

Fashionista Collection 11 Plate : 

Pro Collection 01 Plate : 

New Polish Shades in Winter Green , Beach House, Party Pink & Purple Punch 


The new colours are really gorgeous ! They’re full of pigment so you will need to thin the polish out on the edge of the bottle before painting - if you apply carefully one coat may even be enough. I tried out the Beach House shade on a Lazy Oaf job this week and it was a perfect vibrant pop of colour : 

A photo posted by tabbyfa (@tabbyfa) on Jul 28, 2015 at 4:39am PDT

XL Marshmallow Stamper Sticky 

I’ve used stampers before but they’ve always been made with a hard plastic material and I’ve found it quite challenging to get an easy transfer of polish. The new stampers which are  available in both sticky and non sticky designs are SO much easier to work with. You don’t have to “roll” the stamper as much - they just pick up like a dream ! I don’t think I will go back to using the hard stampers now as these are much more simple to work with. You can literally just plop the stamper onto the nail plate and then plop it onto your nail and it’s perfectly transferred…. 

Here’s a little video to demonstrate how easy it is to work with this new stamper! I used a clear base coat, two coats of white nail polish and the new Winter Green Polish by Mo You with the Fashionista Plate : 

A video posted by tabbyfa (@tabbyfa) on Jul 27, 2015 at 12:38pm PDT

I was quite pleased with the final result :

I also had a go with the tartan design from  The Pro Palette using Cuccio Nail Polish in London Underground as a base with a plain white nail polish and the new Mo You Party Pink polish for the stamper use - again very pleased with how easy it was to transfer the design : 

To clean the stampers traditionally you just wipe with nail polish remover but as these stampers are made with a very sticky squishy material  it is best to use a sticky lint roller. I’d also suggest storing the new stampers in the plastic bag they come in as they do attract dust and little hairs easily : 

A video posted by tabbyfa (@tabbyfa) on Jul 27, 2015 at 3:44pm PDT

All in all this is one of the best nail products I’ve discovered in a LONG time. I’m looking forward to getting a few more nail plates from the range and testing out some different designs. To find any of the Mo You products I’ve used in this review head to their website at http://www.moyou.co.uk <3 

My outfit on Friday was pretty much an advertisement for Stitch Fixand I realized I should give an updated review now that I’ve been using the service for about a year.  

Pros: I think the best part about Stitch Fix is the convenience and someone picking out things that I wouldn’t necessarily pick out myself (but are still my style). I can tell you I would have never thought to buy a coral wrap top like this one and yet I now wear it all the time. I also like that they really pay attention to specific requests for your box, or pull good ideas from Pinterest when you don’t have specific requests. I don’t love every single item they send, but every box has 1 or 2 things I love. And I am so grateful that they somehow sent me 2 pairs of jeans that fit perfectly. 

Cons: I think the biggest con is the cost (tops are usually around $35 - $55, dresses are around $40 - $70, pants are $60 and up). And they do have a price match program if you see one of the items being sold for more elsewhere, but obviously that won’t apply to the items from their own brand (41 Hawthorn). I don’t mind spending $70 for a staple pair of jeans that fit well, but $100 for olive colored denim? I don’t think so. I try to really be critical of whether or not I could find something similar elsewhere for less. So I don’t tend to buy some of the really basic pieces they send, like striped shirts. 

Overall, I am pleased with it and keep doing it because it’s a convenient way to mix up my wardrobe.

*Referral link.  You can also just go to their homepage here

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Lush’s Curly Wurly (Shampoo)

Pros
•vegetarian
•cruelty free
•long lasting smell for hair
•wonderful ingredients (coconuts/avocado butter)
•helps with frizz
•made hair appear more shiny
•not too much product is needed

Cons
•must wash out thoroughly or you’ll have coconut chunks in your hair!
•kind of hard to lather
•kind of wonder what product would be like without eggs (they are free range though if that helps with deciding to buy or not)

I have natural curly/wavy hair so finding good products for my hair type is really hard. This really appealed to me because of the real coconuts in it. I usually put coconut oil in my hair over night and then for two hours twice a week (one day overnight/another day for a few hours). This product is really thick and little sticky and hard feeling.. BUT after working the product in my hair it did lather up a little bit. The smell is amazing. Hard to describe, just smells very warm and soft and lasts! Rinsing it out completely was a little difficult because of the chunks but that’s really the worst of the product from my experience. When my hair air dried, my curls formed pretty nicely, looked shiner than normal, and definitely helped with frizz (my hair is not that frizzy though). Again, I just love the smell, constantly flipping my hair around so I could get a whiff, looove.

Rating: 8.5/10

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     Worth The Hype?

I’ve recently decided to get my hands on one of the NYX soft matte lip creams that everyone’s been raving about and I’m in LOVE. The only problem I have with this product is that it’s so hard to get. All the shades I look for are always sold out :( so if you manage to find any of the above shades, GET THEM! The one I own at the moment is the Abu Dhabi shade and it’s a lovely brown/nudeish shade. The application is so soft, it honestly feels like you’re rubbing butter on your lips, and the best part about this lip cream is it smells like chocolate! It lasts for a fairly long time, and because this product is highly pigmented, you don’t need to apply that much on your lips. During the day, I reapply at least three times and it has the nicest matte finish to it. All in all, this lip cream is definitely worth it, and it’s only $6!

How I Apply It:

I start off with lining my lips with Inglot’s soft precision liner in #6. After applying the lip liner, I apply two coats of the NYX soft matte lip cream in Abu Dhabi. If you want your lips to be a little glossy, dab any kind of clear gloss or vaseline on top

Strain Review: Sour Diesel [Sativa]: NEW DANKxDRANK Do you love diesel strains as much as I do? Sour Diesel is one of the most classic weed strains around. Grown by Columbia Territory and purchased at Cinder North in Spokane, WA, it’s a great all-around sativa that helps with creativity and energy. Perfect for a mid-morning toke and creating some art projects, those who love skunky weed will fall in love with the smell and taste of Sour Diesel.

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Description:

THC Content: 12.7%

Sight: Dense, dark forest green nugs. Long buds with purple hairs and a yellow tinge.

Smell: Skunky and diesel – true to its name; smells almost purple.

Taste: Sour, lemon, strong diesel.

High: Immediate head rush; relieving, easy, all-day high.

Rating: 3.8 out of 5

Sour Diesel

The nuggets were dense and forest green, but a bit dry. The flowers crackled when lit like a firecracker, and the inhale was a little bit harsh. An immediate head high rushes in and as soon as the smoke clears, you’re high. Popular amongst medical patients, Sour Diesel is also becoming quite popular with recreational smokers.

If you are looking for a head high rather than a full-body experience, Sour Diesel is for you. I’d recommend it for those who like to lightly toke throughout the workday, such as creatives, writers, artists and professionals – you name it!

Sour Diesel isn’t the most potent strain, but it absolutely got the job done. It’s the sipping tea of smoking weed; those looking for a Red Bull should turn elsewhere. This makes it perfect for daytime use or even late night enjoyment without keeping you awake all night. Have you ever tried it?

Read the original strain review here on Toke Tank.

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Lush’s Ocean Salt (face and body scrub)

Pros
•vegetarian
•cruelty free
•smells amazing 😍
•leaves skin soft/exfoliated
•noticeable difference in a short time
•little product goes a long way
•taste isn’t too bad

Cons
•messy as hellllll

Ugh, highly recommend. I honestly love all lush products but this face/body scrub has noticeably enhanced my skin. It looks clearer, more radiant, and not so oily like it usually is. I love the colors of it too, a pretty blue and white color, idk just appeals to me. I wish it wasn’t so damn messy though.. I’ll find bits and pieces of it like on my neck or behind my ear, so just make sure you thoroughly wash it all off after you’re done using it. The texture of it is creamy but also a little rough due to the sea salt. I don’t have sensitive skin so I’ve had no issues, so if you do I would do some further research!

Rating: 8/10

Strain Review: Amnesia [Sativa]: NEW DANKxDRANK There were so...

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Strain Review: Amnesia [Sativa]: NEW DANKxDRANK There were so many things I was going to do, and then I got high. Amnesia is the strain you think of when you’re looking for a classic “stoned” high, full of laughter and forgetfulness. The first strain I ever reviewed, Amnesia, was a great entry in the recreational cannabis market. Grown by Farmer J’s, one hit will cause you to forget all of your troubles.

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Description:

THC Content: 26.8%

Sight: Fluffy and filled with crystals, with burnt orange hairs.

Smell: Not too skunky, like a breath of fresh air.

Taste: Earthy and thick, with a fresh “zing” finish.

High: Soft at first, then it hits you hard. Rolling waves of body sensation.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5

Am: Amnesia

An essential “element of your day,” you’ll find no smoke session is complete without some Amnesia. Marked by whimsical branding and backed by incredible reviews, Farmer J’s has become a strong force in the Washington recreational marijuana grower mix.

A strong but mellow high, Amnesia is just right. I nearly forgot to review this strain I got so high. Enjoyed with awesome music and great friends, this strain is easy, yet powerful. The earthy taste is a new favorite of mine.

Enjoy this lovely sativa at all times of the day, but especially when you’re looking to lose yourself in the moment and pour through your thoughts. Just be sure to bring a pen and a notebook because you’re sure to forget any great ideas!

Read the original strain review here.

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