Aviela Skincare Review

Hey guys!

I know it’s been a while but I’m back with a review on Aviela skincare. I was sent four products: the Shea butter Lip Balm, the Shea butter Hand cream, the Shea butter Foot Cream and the Shea lip butter.

Aviela’s main aim is about “making natural skincare products using high concentration of unrefined Shea butter, blended with other natural oils to offer optimal benefit to the skin”.  Shea butter has many properties that are wonderful for the skin; Shea butter is 100% natural and can be used for skin and hair, it is also called the woman’s gold.

Aviela’s Shea butter is sourced from Ghana.

I can tell you now that I have been completely impressed with Aviela’s products. here are my individual thoughts on them:

  • Lip balm

This lip balm has an amazing vanilla scent. It contains all natural ingredients and after using it for just a few days the texture of my lips began to change. It kind of works like carmex with a tingly feeling, but if you’re like me and found that carmex was too much then this is perfect. It is easy to carry around and long lasting. This product retails for £3.90.

  • Shea Lip Butter

I can definitely say that this is my favourite Aviela product, it’s compact and has literally transformed my lips. From being quite dry and cracked, the consistent use of this lip butter has caused my lips to be much, much softer. It has a lovely mint chocolate smell. I let one of ,my friends try this product and he loved it so much that he took mine and made me get him his own. I also purchased another one for myself because it’s literally that good. This will now be my go to lip product. The only thing is that it’s best to store the lip butter in a bag rather than in your pocket because it melts easily. This product retails for £4.00.

  • Shea butter hand cream

Again this is one of my favourite Aviela products. This hand cream is so smooth and silky and keeps your hands moisturised for a long period of time. It doesn’t give your hands the sticky feeling that some hand creams do after use. It’s great for those with dry hands and it smells great too. This product retails for £8.00

  • Shea foot butter

Aviela’s shea foot butter is amazing for dry feet.  It helps to keep your feet and heels smooth. The Tea tree oil in it heals scar tissue and fights inflammation. The product lasts all day and is not greasy. I use this most time before sleeping and over time the texture of my feet completely changed. I would highly recommend this for those who struggle with dry skin on their feet. This product retails for £12.00.

I hope you guys have found this review informative and purchase some products: https://aviela.co.uk/

On another note I know I’ve been AWOL for a while but I’m back now and have some great content and things to share with you guys!

 

Peace and love

Tosin x

 

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WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

Hey guys,

I know its been a very long time since anything was posted and literally the only excuse is life. University started and a few personal things came up; But now the blog is back and we have loads of content to share. I have reviews coming up from the highly awaited Fenty Beauty, Black up cosmetics and Aviela Skincare. I also have loads of advice posts and I can’t wait to share all the products I’ve been trying out and also all the skills I’ve learnt! I just want all of you to remember that you are Queens and that you can do anything you set your mind to! SEE YOU IN MY NEXT POST XXXX

peace and love,

Tosin xx

My Fave A/W lippies!!

Hey guys, welcome back to our blog. It’s been a while because we have been moving into uni, but now we’ve settled down its time for some new content. 

I’m going to share with you guys all my favourite Autumm/Winter lippies so you can slay this season. They are all affordable and all great for women of colour. I’ll also be telling you guys some ways to spice it up and make the lipsticks pop!

1. The first lipstick is sleek ‘Smother’, this is a glossy lipstick that had a dark pink look. It’s great with a darker liner to make it look more fierce! 


2. The next lipstick is one of my all time favourites! It’s Mac’s ‘Antique Velvet’, this is a matte reddish-brown lipstick and it’s s great nude for darker women of colour. I usually wear it with a darker brown liner to give it more depth. To spice it up I sometimes use the Kyle metallic lipkit in ‘King K’ in the middle to give an ombre metallic look. I promise you everyone will be asking about it. 


3. My third favourite is Make up revolutions ‘Make me tonight’. Just as suggested in the name this lipstick is great at night time. It is a glossy dark purple and it doesn’t really need any additions to it. 


4. My fourth colour is Mac’s ‘Instigator’. This is a dark purple like the previous lipstick but it is matte. The great thing I love about this lipstick is its longevity and it also has the ability to stay on through eating 🙂


5. My goth favourite color is Make up revolutions lip lawyer in ‘Vamp’ this lipstick is one of my favourites. It’s an extremely matte dark purple and to spice it up I again use a metallic lipstick is the middle which turn purple and automatically gives me a sparkly purple ombré. This is great for nights out and looks great with a silver smoky eye 😉 

6.  My final favourite is another of Make up revolutions lip laquers but I’m the colour ‘Black Heart’. This colour is a very dark purple which is basically almost black. It’s great for a winter gothic look and also looks great with ombré. 


That’s it on my favourite winter lipsticks. I hope you guys try these out. They are all affordable with lift of them being under £10 and the quality is pretty good. Thanks for reading 🙂

Peace and love 

Tosin x

black|Up- Matte Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Review + Swatches

 I’ve had these for about a month now and I couldn’t wait to review and show these to you guys because I absolutely love them. When I first received these I was skeptical about whether or not I’d like these or whether I would even review them especially because NYX Vivid Brights Eyeliners  seemed to be the all new liner craze.

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However, Continue reading “black|Up- Matte Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Review + Swatches”

Full Face Makeup for Beginners

This post is for those makeup beginners who want to take their makeup skills from just a bit of foundations and lip gloss to a full face routine. These are all the products that I use to create my face. I made sure to choose mostly but the best drug store products as practising with affordable makeup is a cost effective idea.

Primer

A primer is the base to making sure your foundation comes out as you intend it to.There are many different types primers with different purposes. Some will help to keep your foundation in place all day, others will help you stay matte/control oily skin, while some will help dry skin to stay luminous. Overall it depends on your skin type and the look you’re going for. I tend to stick towards matte primers as I have oily skin. A primer should be applied as a thin layer to the whole face, using your fingers.

 

Eyebrows

 

Making sure those eyebrows are on fleek is the next step. It’s all a matter of preference when to do your brows, I feel that  filling in your brows work better when there aren’t products already on your skin.  We already have a  post on how to fill in our brows so I’ll link it below.

Eyebrow post: https://woc-cosmetics.com/2015/02/13/eyebrows-on-fleek/

Colour correct

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L.A. Girl Pro Conceal

 

This step is optional and not necessary for everyone. A colour correcter is used to cover up dark spots, circles and blemishes which are visible through foundation. There a different colours used depending on what you’re trying to cover up. To keep it simple, there are two main colour correcter that are common among black women; Orange and Green.

Orange- Dark spots and dark circles

Green- Redness and red spots

To applying this, place it on the problem area and blend out with fingers or a beauty blender.

Foundation

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You can get foundation in many forms, liquid, powder, pressed or mousse . It all depends on your preference as to which one to use. Liquid foundation is the one that gives you the most coverage and slayage in my opinion. When applying foundation don’t forget to always blend it out to your hairline, ears and neck. You can use your fingers to apply foundation but it might get a little messy but I like to use a brush to buff in my foundation.

Powder (optional)

Setting all liquids is important, it helps to keep the makeup in place, stops creasing, prevents oiliness,  stops the foundation from setting into our lines. I’m sure we don’t want our smile lines to be showing even when we’re not smiling. To set the foundation you can use a translucent powder of a powder foundation. However this step can be optional because there is more product to come that we have to set with powder.

Concealer

This is my favourite part of my makeup. Concealer is used to brighten and bring forward features on your face. A concealer should be 2-3 shades lighter than your foundation colour. This will help to brighten your under eye, forehead; bring forward your chin and sculpt your nose.  A beauty blender is the best tool for this job, it will create a seamless blend when dabbing the concealer into your face. Don’t forget to set your concealer with a powder! ( Here is a review of my favorite setting powder for concealer: https://woc-cosmetics.com/2016/07/11/blackup-anti-shine-loose-powder-for-black-women/

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Highlight and Contour Map

Contour

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Sleek Highlight and Contour Palette- Dark

 

Contour is the next step, this will help sculpt your face and get rid of that double chin lol. The shade should also be  2-3 colours darker than your foundation. Depending on whether your contour is cream/liquid or powder will help you decide what to apply it with. When using cream, a beauty blender is the best choice to help blend it out, and a brush is best used with powder. Like the picture of the highlight and contour map, your contour should be half way between your ear and mouth(remember to blend upwards), thinly on the side of your nose, temples and jawline.

Blush (Optional)

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Sleek-Sahara

 

 

Blush is definitely that extra touch to creating that perfect look, this goes right above the contour on the apples of the cheek. The key is not to overdo the amount but to be light handed. A fluffy brush will help with the application as it will give a fanned out look.

 

 

 

Highlight

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Sleek Contour and Highlight Palette- Dark

This Sleek contour palette comes with a highlighter  inside. A highlight gives you that finishing glow on the high points of your face such as our cheekbones, nose bridge cupids bow, tear ducts and brow bone. You can always use your fingers to apply the highlight or a fan brush.

 

Highlighter Map

Setting Spray (Optional)

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After applying all that makeup, you might be left looking a little bit powdery but setting spray or any makeup spray will help your skin to look real again.

All these products might sound like a lot but it depends on how much you decide to apply. It’s better to start by applying small amounts to avoid mistakes as you can always build up product. Remember that there no “correct” way to apply makeup and practice makes perfect so creating a perfect full face will take a few tries or more. Good luck on trying this out.

Daedria x