My Hair and I with Madison Reed

Madison Reed’s pick for me! Go to their website to see their pick for you 🙂

Hello lovelies!

I hope you’re having a wonderful start to the weekend 🙂 Today I’m participating in Madison Reed’s what my #haircolor says about me tag. Yay! Madison Reed is a top of the line hair dye company that creates healthy dyes with a significant proportion of natural ingredients 🙂

I was born with jet black hair – since I crossed my mid-twenties I have been inflicted by a few whites in the crown which I regularly snip away every 2 or 3 months because the thought of another beauty commitment really scares me 😛 While that’s working for the time being, I do accept that in a year or so, this will no longer be a viable option as their quantity will increase. When that time comes, I hope to have access to a brand that won’t damage my hair and will not cause me allergic reactions as my skin is really sensitive.

So what will I be dying my hair once that time comes? Black! I am a strong believer in hair color that you are born with being the optimal one for you as nature knows best 🙂  Secondly,my hair color embodies key personality traits that I’m afraid would wither away if I changed the color. I am driven, stubborn at times when it comes to doing what I want to do and I do not take nonsense from people. Doesn’t dark hair suit this persona wonderfully 😛 also I’m a fan of the au naturale look, so I would like to continue faking the effortlessly well-maintained facade that I regularly purport on this blog 😛

But I do need to highlight that sometimes, a drastic hair dye can change your look for the better. To the extent that there is no going back to what nature chose for you!  Look how the right hair dye job changed Calvin Harris from unnoticeable nerd to hunk 😛

Yeap this is what a good dye job can do for you :)

Yeap this is what a good dye job can do for you 🙂

So when my need for a hair dye can no longer be avoided, what brand will I be using?  Madison Reed. Why? Their products contain a triple care complex that is comprised of ginseng root, argain oil and keratin. I’m a sucker for anything natural so they had me at that 😛 Oh, and because of  skin, and by default scalp, sensitivity,  their committment to the exclusion of harsh chemicals found in the regular dyes is another reason.

I will be using Positano Black – 3 NNA which is predominantly black with hints of brown 🙂 This is Madison Reed’s personalized pick for me based on their online expert recommendations. It barely takes a minute to fill out a short questionnaire to find something that suits your particular needs. You can even chat with their Color Crew if you like!

I’m recommending this brand to my mom, because she cannot use ammonia based dyes (it causes her allergic reactions). She currently relies on natural dyes like hennae, which work, but don’t look great. So, you can imagine how excited she is about this 🙂

At around 25 dollars, this is a steal given that it comes with a 9 piece color kit that promises a salon finish at home 🙂  Oh and they have a deal for about 20 USD for a continuous color plan going on. This includes access to a professional colorist and free cancelation so don’t miss out 🙂 You can also get 15 USD to your credit if you recommend a friend who buys their product. Get 2 friends to buy their products and yours is free. Wohoo!

So stop reading this post,  get on their website to figure out the right color for yourself and start ordering! Let me know how your experience with this dye is 🙂  I almost can’t wait for more whites to show up so that I can finally start using this!

Until next time, make, and dye up well ladies 🙂




Zest Beauty MUST HAVES SS 2015! Part 1 – Floral Skincare

I'm going to revamp my skin-care routine this year with Zest Beauty! What are your plans?

I’m going to revamp my skin-care routine this year with Zest Beauty! What are your plans?

Hello beauties!

Hope you’re enjoying the spring sun and are revamping your beauty routine to prep up for the hot days ahead 🙂 This year, because of the shift towards the natural, no makeup look, I am paying priority to my skin – if I can’t cake up on the foundation, I need for it to look good enough to go bare! Having crossed my mid-twenties, however, this doesn’t happen naturally anymore so I’m going to be paying extra care to exfoliation, firming and hydration.

I’ve relied on Zest Beauty to help me meet this challenge because they host the hottest beauty brands and deliver directly to one’s dressing table 🙂 On top of that they are having a sale these days!

The following three products are on my priority skincare wish list! Due to my skin-type (read on to find out what it is!), I limit exfoliation to once every 10 days, use of skin firming products  to twice a week but hydration is catered to twice or more in a day depending on how my skin feels!

1. Exfoliation: Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator –  I have sensitive, combination skin so not many brands leave my skin rash and breakout free. Thankfully, Elemis exfoliators are gentle enough (I have been getting elemis facials for over 6 years now!) and give swift, visible results. I chose Rose because it is mild and leaves my skin exceptionally soft. You can get your hands on this for an equivalent of 29 pounds for 50 ml (which is less than the equivalent of 50 pounds I pay for one-time use in a facial!). This is definitely a worthy investment in terms of value for money (50 ml exfoliators last between 8 and 12 months for me depending on the amount I use. I do have a small face though so keep that in mind!)

2. Firming: Decleor Paris Hydrafloral Multiprotection Expert Mask– in line with the Spring theme of this post, I have my eyes sent on Decleor’s Hydrafloral Multiprotection Mask 🙂  I don’t moisturize much in the summer, because the face sweats in the heat and it clogs up pores so I prefer relying on hydrating skin treatments to prevent aging. This is light enough to be used biweekly so its a winner! This one is a steal for a sale price of 25 pounds so get your hands on it before they run out of stock 🙂

3. Moisturization – Phytomer Pionniere XMF Perfection Youth Cream – Having said that, one must find the right moisturizer to ensure one does not transform into the wicked witch of the east by the time summer ends! I’ve selected Phytomer’s XMF Perfection Youth Cream. It promises an instant anti-aging effect (which I love!) but is light so it won’t be a liability in the humidity.Although this is on the high-end side at a price of 125 pounds, it is on sale for a 111! As a beauty addict, I always spend more on my creams as they are the most important products for youth maintenance so I would not mind dishing out on this.

That’s it for now lovelies! Come back next week to read about my Zest Makeup Must Haves for SS 2015! Until then, stay happy and makeup well 🙂



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Snappy 1 – Dior Glow Maximizer Primer

Skin-saver par excellence!

Skin-saver par excellence!

Hi lovelies!

As I continue to find myself more and more tied up for time to blog, I’ve decided to start a Snap-Shot Feature that contains a few words about my ongoing beauty addictions, interests and wishes so that we can stay in touch more regularly 🙂

My very first snap-shot is Dior’s Glow Maximizer Primer – it’s given my pale complexion a very luxurious lift! I use this over porefessional so I apply a very minute amount into my foundation before application to keep things au naturale. The effect is very subtle, so I use it regularly for day-wear.

Hope you enjoyed this! Would love to hear any suggestions you may have for similar posts 🙂

Until next time, make-up well beauties!



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