Birchbox what’s was in June box, this is my first box.

Birchbox June 2017 review

This is my first birchbox.
I am pleasantly surprised with the contents, and the purse the contents came in.

Basically I am trying out different beauty box subscriptions, I had my run with glossybox. And now trying out other boxes.

The theme for June birchbox is Day tripping, has 5 items
The contents are as follows –
-Full size MeechNMia brow pencil
I think it’s a browny black colour I received. It is used on eye brows to even out uneveness. Cruelty free formula. Not really sure if I will use it to be honest, but can maybe use it as a eyeliner.

-Amiko perk up dry shampoo.
Well I don’t really use dry shampoo, for my Afro hair, so I guess this will be gifted to a friend. This is claimed to be like a shot of espresso for your hair. Hydrates, strengthens, rejuvenates healthy hair, no washing required.

-Full size Cowshed cow pat hand cream.
I don’t really use hand cream often, but it will be useful in the colder months. Has a cheeky name, nourishing hand lotion, which includes the ingredients of grapefruit, and coriander. To leave skin moisturised, toned and supple

-Scrub love coffee body scrub
Made from 100% natural ingredients, which exfoliates the skin, to remove dead skin cells and hydrates the skin. Coffee is a ingredient.

-Cynthia Rawley beauty brightening illuminator.
Claims to be a suit all highlighter is great for adding a healthy dose of radiance to all skin tones. I don’t use highlighters, so will give this a good. Hope to see good results from using it.

And I nearly forgot to say, all products came in a very nice and sassy cosmetics case, yellow and pink stripes. How handy is that, plus practical too.


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First impressions of using Palmers Micro fine exfoliating facial scrub.

I was given this exfoliating scrub in a goodie bag from a event I went to recently at Afro hair and beauty live event, in London.

I used it for the first time after I had makeup on my face for a YouTube video I had just did.

Well what can I say………………..

It has a nice aroma, I applied it to my silicone facial cleansing pad. Applied a small amount and massaged it on my face to remove the makeup on my face.

It worked wonders so easily. When I rinsed my face, it felt so clean and refreshed.

And don’t forget to moisturise your face after drying.

The micro fine exfoliating properties from crushed walnut shells, and cocoa powder, were great ingredients to be included in this product.

Ingredients include cocoa powder, evening primrose, crushed walnut shells, and shea butter.

Also 100% free of parabens, phthalates dyes, hence the natural colour of this scrub.

And is suitable for sensitive skin 🙂

It is recommended that you can use this product 2-3 times a week or more. It just depends on skin sensitivity.

First impressions of Palmers Raw Shea hand cream


Here is my first impressions of using Palmers raw Shea hand cream.

Which I got given in goodies bag, from a recent event I attended, Afro hair and beauty live event, London, in May 2017.


To be honest I don’t use hand cream regular, as I am industrial with my hands and always washing them.

But I was pleasantly surprised with this hand cream.

First application, it has a very nice fragrance, unlike the familiar cocoa butter original fragrance. But this is not cocoa butter, lol

It’s not too greasy, which I liked alot, as I do not like having greasy hands. The hand cream absorbed really quickly into my hands as well, which is very good.

I always have it in my bag when out for when my hands are dry.

Thanks Palmers

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Mo’mineral makeup first impressions review

So I was sent some makeup to review in the post, from Mo’mineral makeup

Which was received last week.

This is my first try on review of the samples, I was given 3 different mineral powder foundation shades, and juicy shade lipstick

IMM MMA – which I think was the darkest shade of brown, which I put on my right cheek

Second shade EWA – which I felt was more of a richer warmer brown shade, I applied on my left cheek

And the last powder foundation shade was MHLE, which I think is a paler brown shade, which I applied to my forehead.

Juicy lipstick shade, which looking at it, thought it was about bright, as I am used to wearing darker shades.

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Check out the youtube video where you can watch me apply the makeup

So lets get to the review of the products

First let me start by saying that I have oily/combination skin.

I primed my face before I put all the powder foundations on.

Easy application with the makeup brush, I didn’t use to much on each part of my face. Because sometimes if u apply too much powder the face looks ashy and not good.

All mineral foundation shade we’re similar in colour, my favorite is EWA the brown had a warm undertone.

I think I am very fortunate not to have my scaring or spots on my face.
So when the power mineral foundations was applied, it made my skin look evened out, and flawless

So coverage was pretty good, like I said previously I was unsure about the juicy lipstick colour, but it looked good on my lips, kinda nude looking.

I did not apply finishing powder or setting spray, to see hope the mineral makeup withheld on its own.

After more than 2 hours, my face was slightly shiny, but remember I have oily combination skin, plus I was not heavy with the products ,

Overall I think mo’mineral makeup is a very good makeup for women of colour, and suitable for a different skin types (dry, combination, oily)

Bear in mind no foundation was applied to my nose or above my lips or under my lips, you can see the subtle difference.

I give mo’mineral makeup 10/10, the mineral foundation will come in useful during the warm summer