16 June 2016

The Good Hair Club: An Intro To Your New Favorite Online Store

You know I love me some good hair....by that I mean healthy hair! I caught up with Oyin Akiniyi founder of The Good Hair Club a new online store dedicated to natural hair products made here in the UK, this isn't yet another E-commerce store but a platform that looks to redefine hair for black women.


14 June 2016

The Thread: African Threading + Q&A with Comfort

I am back, but this time with a post that calls for a re-introduction haha. I will also be answering all your Fro questions from my Instagram (@oneplus.ig) and Snapchat (comfort_n) and check out my blog [https://onepluspage.wordpress.com/]

Growing up in the coastal southern part of Nigeria, Akwa Ibom state, I learnt how to embrace and style my Afro from my mother, aunts and my grandmother.

‘Threading’ or ‘African Threading’ was/is one of the most common hairstyles in my village/town, and it is styled in so many ways. Threading is a protective style, but most recently a heat-free alternative to stretching our Afro.

7 June 2016

The Traveling Natural: A Fro Abroad

How My Travelling began?
I was once an introvert, enduring the British weather and over-familiar with the route from school to home and to the shops. Then I finished law-school, got a job and a camera too!

Most people prefer to take a year off work (or studies) to travel, but I believe you don't have to compromise, as I do both. 

1 June 2016

The Interview: Freddie Harrel Talks Clip Ins, Fair Hair & Her Natural Hair Regimen

Happy Hump day loves! it's been a crazy few weeks but I had to make time to interview one of my favorite humans Mrs Freddie Harrel, stylist, blogger, confidence coach and now super dupa creator of fair hair brand Big Hair No Care! I managed to grab the Parisian beauty for a natter about her newest venture and you guessed it, her natural hair regimen

24 May 2016

The Over Night Cream: Lavera Re-energizing Sleeping Cream from Pravera.co.uk

Get an overnight energy boost with Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream [£16.90], I've mentioned before about all the fab things our skin does during the night. Skin cells regenerate faster at night research has shown that our skin regeneration almost doubles between the hours of 11am-4pm. Skin cells do their repair work most effectively at night. So this is a great time to use our skincare products. The Lavera Re-Energizing Sleeping Cream promotes natural cell regeneration and combats signs of fatigue meaning no more waking up looking tired and drawn.

The Wig Witch: Wig Making Service

If you have been following me on IG you will know of my love for wigs, I've been wearing them exclusively since my battle with hair loss almost 2 years ago and have become quite the pro [if I do say so myself] after much MUCH peer pressure I have caved and have have begun making wigs for others. The Wig Witch is a custom wig making service, built to offer you your perfect wig, whether you are a long time wearer of wigs or just want to change it up every now and then The Wig Witch got your back!

20 May 2016

The Crème De La Crème: Yako Beauty

It's definitely been a while since I've aired out my fro, alas my baby is still here and thriving, contrary to popular belief I don't wear wigs 24/7 and when I don't the humble tapered fro is my go to style. I've been trying out some styling cremes by Yako Beauty, I was sent Let’s Curl Up Defining Crème with Avocado Oil and Smoothing Oil-in-Crème with Macadamia Oil both products are for Curly hair types, Yako [meaning Yours or Belongs to You in Swahili] is a London based brand free from nasties such as Parabens and sulphates

13 May 2016

The Ethical Clip Ins: Big Hair No Care By Freddie Harrel

I'm always being asked about synthetic hair, be it wigs or wefts there is a huge demand for good quality non human hair. I have definitely been on the search for a more ethical option that doesn't compromise on the look of the hair [nothing worse than shiny plastic looking hair!] Top blogger Freddie Harrel has the answer the über blogger with the massive fro has finally let us all in on her hair "secret" and now we can have her hair too. 

9 May 2016

The Pele Mask: Mahalo Skincare Via Eco Diva Beauty

Absolutely LOVE the Pele Mask by Mahalo Skincare, the artisan product costs a pretty penny but its lush! “Mahalo” is an ancient Hawaiian word of gratitude, esteem, and respect and this wonder mask has my respect.  The detoxifying weekly treatment works to draw out impurities, detox and tighten pores, as well as fade blemishes with no harsh chemicals. this is the best at home mask I've used it gives that just had a facial glow but in the comfort of your own home

"Named after the Hawaiian Volcano Goddess Pele, the mask is supercharged by “botox-plant” Hibiscus, anti-inflammatory Turmeric, collagen-boosting vitamin C, anti-aging Neem, sebum-balancing Witch Hazel, wrinkle-fading Guava, acne-fighting Holy Basil, toxin-magnet Volcanic Ash Clay, oxygenating Cayenne, and bacteria-absorbing Activated Bamboo Charcoal"

The Pele Mask left my skin feeling great after the first use and I've noticed I have more of a glow now that I've added it to my regimen it's a real treat for the skin.

27 April 2016

The Mattifying Mousse Foundation: Premae Skincare

I've recently been hitting the foundation jackpot with all these wonderful [and natural ] foundations. Next on my list is Premae Skincares MM foundation, the MM stands for Mattifying Mousse. I haven't tried a mousse foundation since the dark days of using the Maybeline some years back. MM foundation is nothing like that, it's more of a whipped/smoothie type texture and it comes in 16! shades all named after super foods [fun fact] Premae is an award winning brand known for its allergen free skincare, so I had high hopes for the MM foundation and it didn't disappoint. 

14 April 2016

The Hair Oil: Manketti Hair Oil By Charlotte Mensah

Another day and another one of my favourite people have released a hair line Uber stylist Charlotte Mensah award winning hair stylist and just a lovely lady has launched a line aptly named Charlotte Mensah, I was sent the Manketti Hair Oil. 

7 April 2016

The Red Lip: Hynt Beauty via Eco Diva Beauty

Stop what you are doing right now!! I have found it, the holy grail of natural lipsticks, if you have been following me for any length of time you will know how I have been hunting for a natural lipstick that actually has staying power and it pigmented. I'm so sick of wishy washy reds and weak ass pinks I need my lipstick to have a kick. Lipstick is probably our most ingested makeup products, it’s been claimed that women Ingest 7 pounds of lipstick in their lifetime and in many cases that’s 7 pounds of toxins. These Toxins range from acetate to parabens and over use of dyes.

The Heart & Soul: 3107 London Review

95% of the brands I highlight are run by female entrepreneurs, supporting your fellow sister is where it's at! and when they produce awesome products it's not a task it's a pleasure. 3107 London  Skincare is the brain child of Dija you may know her from blogging under Dijas World or you could have even had a facial from her. Dija has created an artisan line of skin care products backed up by her extensive knowledge of skincare due to her success as a UK based beauty therapist. 3107 London uses pure plant oil remedies that are 100% natural. The line Heart & Soul Deep Cleansing Makeup Remover and My Everything Soothing Facial Elixir.

The Betty Bangs: Beautylocks Hair Initial Review

Got to try another UK based hair company this past month this time it's at Beautylocks, famed for it's collabs with some of the most glamorous bloggers, and seen as I'm obviously super glam [not at all] I thought I'd give this a try. I wanted to try a completely different look from what I usually go for. You all know by now That I've been protective styling for over a year [and with great results!] I've tried most textures and this time round I wanted something a little sleeker but not poker straight and in a longer length, enter Mongolian Kinky Straight, a texture that can do the pin straight look or the slightly textured 'relaxed' or expertly blown out look. I've also been inwardly yearning for Betty Bangs,which isn't really achievable with my natural hair. I was sent 3 bundles of Mongolian Kinky Straight in 16,18,20 inches and a 16" closure for review. 

28 March 2016

The Quickie: A Little Pumpkin Seed Oil Post

For the love of Pumpkin Seeds, when I’m not stuffing them in my mouth, I'm slapping it all over my face and hair! pumpkin seed oil is moisturising for dry skin types and it also soothing for sensitive skin it and promotes hair growth.
The vitamin in Pumpkin seed oil can;

    • Zinc found in the seeds help maintain collagen levels naturally for more elasticity.
    • Zinc and selenium fight acne without harsh chemicals or side effects.
    • Vitamin A stimulates new skin cell growth and repairs your existing skin damage.
    • Essential fatty acids in pumpkin seeds help control the production of oils while maintaining moisture levels.
    • Selenium also provides natural environmental and UV protection to prevent further skin damage.
    • Vitamin E helps even out skin tone and minimizes the appearance of existing scars. 

Pumpkin Seed Oil can promote hair growth and may be a key to stopping hair loss  as the seed oil can inhibit the enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase enzyme, which has been shown to slow and stop hair growth by producing DHT from testosterone. Pumpkin seed oil also hydrates the hair follicles promoting a healthy base for growth
 I get my pumpkin seed oil from The Sheabutter Cottage www.sheabuttercottage.com


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