DIY | 10 Beauty Tips using Coconut Oil

Virgin Coconut Oil

1. Treating acne
Using coconut oil as a face mask is great for treating acne. Apply a generous amount of coconut oil on your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse  and cleans your face with your regular face wash. This will help healing acne and leave your face smooth and glowy.

2. Makeup remover
Coconut oil will get rid of all makeup, especially eye makeup. I recently saw an awesome way to make your own makeup remover wipes, by melting coconut oil and  let cotton balls soak in the oil.

3. Body oil
The creamy texture makes the coconut oil the perfect body oil, leaving your body feeling smooth and moisturised.

4. Flawless tan
Using coconut oil when tanning will not only moisturiser your body but will also prevent the skin from being burned. Using coconut oil will also result in a faster flawless tan.

5. Face moisturiser
Apply a small amount of coconut oil on your clean face as a moisturizer. Using coconut oil as a moisturiser will also help the healing process of acne.

6. SPF sunscreen
Coconut oil  will additionally act as a natural SPF sunscreen when used as a moisturiser.
7. Deep conditioner
After shampooing, apply a generous amount of coconut oil in your hair and rinse it after 10-20 min. This homemade deep conditioner will act amazing on your hair, it will add moisture and shine to your hair.
8. Lip balm
If you run out of lip balm, use coconut oil :)
9. Hair care
Coconut oil is perfect for moisturising  afro and coarser hair textures. It tames frizz and leaves the hair shiny and soft. I personally like to melt the coconut oil before applying it to my hair.
10. Body scrub
Mix salt or sugar with melted coconut oil. This easy natural homemade body scrub will exfoliate your skin and leave it soft.




Review | Maple Holisitcs Shampoo & Conditioner



Maple Holistic is brand that provides a natural and holistic range of product. Pure and high quality ingredients are used in each product. Maple Holistic offers hair care products, bath and body products as well as skin care products with natural ingredients.Recently I was sent the Silk18 Natural Hair Conditioner with Shea Butter & Jojoba Oil and the Natural Tea Tree Shampoo  from Maple Holistic to try out.  I decided to try these products on my natural curly hair (hair type 3c/4a).

Natural Tea Tree Shampoo For Dandruff
The shampoo is said to reduce dandruff and promoting healthy hair growth. The Natrual Tea Tree Shampoo contains a mix of natural ingredients and essential oils such as jojoba and argan oil and tee tree, lavender and more. In addition, the shampoo is sulfate-free meaning no harsh and irritating chemicals .These products are said to help stimulate cell renewal and healthy hair growth.

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Since my natural hair regime consist of a combination of different natural oils, I prefer using a shampoo for dandruff to remove product build up on my scalpe. The first thing I noticed when using the shampoo was the fresh scent.  Another thing I noticed when rinsing the shampoo was that I had no oils left in my hair. With some shampoos I need a a second round to get rid of all the oils, however with this shampoo I only had to use it once.

Silk18 Natural Conditioner with Shea Butter & Jojoba Oil
This conditioner is described to be effective on all hair types, The Silk18 Natural Conditioner is the all-in-one conditioner which contains a combination of nature’s most conditioning ingredients such as shea butter, jojoba oil, green tea and more. These products combine is said to stimulate hair growth, strengthened your hair as well as keep your hair moist.


The first thing I noticed was the nice vanilla scent. After the first application of the conditioner I rinsed the hair in lukewarm water and noticed my hair was dry. I then applied the conditioner again, rinsed it and found  my hair was still dry. I ended up using one of my regular deep conditioners to give my hair moisture.

Overall I like the fact that the products consist of all natural ingredients. I like the shampoo and will definitely use it more. The conditioner on the other hand did not work for my hair type, since my natural hair is thick and coarse it requires a conditioner which will moisturise my hair. Unfortunately, the conditioner will not work for coarse afro hair, but I would definitely recommend the conditioner to people with straighter hair textures.

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My Makeup Storage

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I have previously showed you my GODMORGON box (see blog post here) from IKEA that has 10 compartments and is a perfect organizer for makeup. In this box I store my favourite makeup products that I reach for the most as well as some essential makeup items like my eyelash curler and lash adhesive etc. In the 12 piece compartment I like to store my favourite lipsticks at the moment that change depending on the season. At the moment I mainly have dark and autumn lippies in that compartment.

From IKEA I use the white ALEX Drawer Unit with 9 drawers to store the rest of my makeup. I find this drawer to be the perfect size for storing makeup and beauty products .At the top of the drawer I keep my favourite perfumes and my Morphe Brush set with some of my favourite face and eye brushes. I also store my bigger eyeshadow palettes in a plastic napkin holder from IKEA.  In each drawer I’ve placed transparent drawers with five compartments, to protect the wooden drawer from makeup stains.


Foundations, Concealers, Face Powders & Higlighters etc.

Foundations, Concealers, Face Powders & Higlighters etc.

Primers, Eyebrow products, Single Eyeshadows, Eyepecils, Mascaras & Eyeshadow palettes

Primers, Eyebrow products, Single Eyeshadows, Eyepecils, Mascaras & Eyeshadow palettes

Lipsticks, Lipglosses & palettes

Lipsticks, Lipglosses & palettes

Single eyeshadows & palettes. More face powders and foundations

Single eyeshadows & palettes. More face powders and foundations

Brushes, Beauty Blenders & Makeup brush cleaning spray

Brushes, Beauty Blenders & Makeup brush cleaning spray

Eyelash Storage - makeup bag from Primark

Eyelash Storage – makeup bag from Primark

How do you store your makeup?

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New Hair & MOTD

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Hi beauties! I wanted to share my new hairstyle and yesterday’s MOTD. I got soo bored with my long hair and decided to cut the hair into a long bob. I’m really feeling short hair at the moment – what do you think?

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Syracuse
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow
Morphe Brushes Single Eyeshadow in Pink Moscato (on the lid) & Deep Skin (crease)
L.A. Girl Matte Pigment Gloss in Rebel ( I LOVE this lip product!!)

Review | Revlon 9 Super Lustrous Lip Cube

In my recent haul post I showed you the Revlon 9 Super Lustrous Lip Cube, and a few of you requested a review and swatches. Based on the few products I have from Revlon I think it’s a great “drugstore” brand. I specifically like the Colorstay Foundation as well as the concealer. I only have one lipstick from Revlon in my makeup collection that I love! So can you imagine how excited I got when I saw this Lip Cube.
The Lip Cube contains 9 full size lipsticks. Seven lipsticks have a pearl finish and two lipsticks are creme finish. The frost finish lipsticks have a silvery frosty finish and are quite sheer, which reminds me of MAC frost finish lipsticks. The formula is nice and soft and keeps your lips moisturised. However I’m not a huge fan of frost finish lipsticks at all, I just don’t think they look good on me.The two creme finish lipsticks on the other hand are more pigmented and vibrant, and remind me of amplified finish lipsticks from MAC. The packaging of all lipsticks are sleek and the gold gives the lipsticks a more luxurious feel.

Since I don’t particularly like frost finish lipsticks and the majority of the lipsticks are frosty, I must say that I’m disappointed with this purchase. I expected this Lip Cube to come with different finishes:( The two creme finish lipsticks (Rum Raisin & Love That Red) are definitely my favourites in this Lip Cube. Overall the concept of the Lip Cube is great and would be perfect for someone who loves frost finish lipsticks.

Lip swatches:

Which lipstick is your fave? What do you think of frost lipsticks? Yay or nay?

Video: Makeup Tutorial using Smashbox Full Exposure palette

I just posted a new makeup tutorial on my YouTube channel. I created a simple look using the Smashbox Full Exposure palette. I absolutely love the neutral and shimmery eyeshadows in the palette. For this makeup look I opted for the silver and greyish eyeshadows and I decided to go for two lip options for this video – a neutral lipstick from MAC ‘Honey Love’ and a wine red lipstick from Wet’Wild ‘Cinnomon Spice’. Which lipstick do you prefer?

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MAC Honey Love lipstick

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Wet’Wild Cinnamon Spice lipstick

Product list:
Urban Decay eyeshadow primer
MAC Studio finish concealer in NC35
Smashbox Full Exposure palette
MAC Fluidline gel liner in Black
2 x Mink Lashses from
MAC Honey Love lipstick
Wet n Wild Cinnamon Spice

Wedding Makeup by Nicole 

Makeup by me on these gorgeous braidsmaids. I mainly used Smashbox Full Exposure palette – my new favourite palette! Let me know what you think :)

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