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How to effectively remove product buildup: DevaCurl Buildup Buster

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One thing that excites me about discovering new products, is finding out that they have a new take, or an innovative way to solving a problem. One of the most important parts of my haircare routine or any routine is cleansing. Getting rid of the dust, dead skin cells, pollution from living in a big city, excess oils and product buildup that accumulate and are trapped on my scalp by my kinky coils and protective styles. Your scalp is part of the largest organ in the body and it is vital to the health of your hair. It is a living entity that nourishes your hair, helps get rid of metabolic waste from the body and can be the gateway to calming the soul. My mum often gives newborns scalp massages to welcome them into to world!

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I heard the buzz about one of the newest offerings from curly hair line DevaCurl. DevaCurl is one of the OG brands that I discovered years ago specifically dedicated to the needs of curly hair. I actually never tried a product from them, but when I saw that Sephora had the DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum as a 100-point perk, I picked it up.

If you are in chill mode, watch the video instead – *click here*.

Product Details

DevaCurl claims that this is the first micellar water to be used in haircare. There are a plethora of makeup removers and cleansers that use ingredients that form micelles as a very gentle skincare cleansers.

Anatomy of a Micelle

Basically a micelle is a ‘vehicle’ that traps oils/dirt and that gets washed by water. In the simplest of terms, think of a micelle as a bubble made up of ‘tadpoles’. Each ‘tadpole’ has a hydrophilic (water-loving) end and hydrophobic (water-hating/fat-loving) properties. When you apply the cleanser to your hair, each tadpole is attracted and attaches itself to the oils on your scalp and when you rinse your hair, the hydrophilic ends are attracted to the water, forms the micelles and then is washed away.

This product is a colourless liquid, that is not sticky are makes a very minimal foam. It is also, vegan, sulphate-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, silicone-free and is mostly made of naturally derived ingredients. This lightweight serum is supposed to be used no more than once a week so that it can gently remove excess products and debris that can weight down your curls. It also contains a bunch of botanical extracts, oils and other ingredients, including rosemary extract, hops extract, and glycerin which help hydrate, and condition the hair.

Packaging

My deluxe sample comes in a plastic tube but the full size product comes in a large round plastic bottle with a pointed tip closure. I think this a great idea as it allow you to directly apply product to the scalp without having to pour it onto your hands. Since the scalp is the most important part of head to clean this makes it quite easy. This contain 8fl.oz./236ml of product, which is inline with many readily available liquid shampoos/cleansers. The lettering/labels are printed directly onto the gray/package and yellow-green and teal accent colours, which are in line with the rest of their branding.

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HAUL: Sephora VIB + some extras

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Last week, Sephora had it’s biannual sale for all it’s Beauty Insiders. Since I am VIB status, I was able to get 15% off of my entire purchase. If you don’t know what the Sephora Beauty Insider programme is, check out this link. It is basically a rewards programme that allows you to accumulate points to redeem samples of new or popular products. I am #TeamSkincare as they say ‘black don’t crack’, but you still have to put in the work and I am trying to stave off the effects of aging as much as possible! So I have a Sephora haul and even did a video about it!!

Check it out and let me know what you all think!

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REVIEW: Camille Rose Style Setter Hydrating Creme Deluxe

 

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Today I am reviewing a product that is new to me from the Camille Rose Coconut Water line. It is the Camille Rose Style Setter Hydrating Creme Deluxe.

Camille Rose Style Setter review

Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Style Setter Hydrating Creme Deluxe

I have heard about the Camille Rose Naturals line for a long time, but I was attracted to the idea of using coconut water for hydration. Coconut water has been used in tropical climates for years.

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THE DETAILS

The Style Setter is described as having superior hydrating, thirst quenching coconut water and aloe vera juice combined with tropical butters to deeply penetrate and provide maximum moisture and shine. This is an all-natural product, with a short ingredient list that also includes coconut oil, and a number of fruit extracts. It’s a white cream that melts easily into the hands and hair without feeling greasy. It also has a light coconut scent, but a real coconut scent that is not overpowering or prominent.

Camile Rose Style Setter review

The creme

I actually created a video review on this product. Check it out below, but I have some additional thoughts on the product.

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The BEST purple lipsticks you need to get right now (WOC/Dark skin)!

 

noiretropicalbeauty best purple lipsticks WOC

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Lipsticks are back! So I decided to pull together a list of my favourite purple lipsticks that are great for the fall/winter. As a matter of fact, they are great all year round! I have a preference for matte lipsticks so they feature prominently in this list. They are at different price points, so there is something for everyone. And these all look amazing on women of colour – from dark skin to light – I even added a bright or too.

So check out my list below, and definitely look at my video, where I have tried them on!

Let me know what you think…..

 

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NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I don’t wear foundation about 99% of the time, but when I do, I look for something that helps me even out my skin tone and that feels like it is almost not there.  My philosophy, at least when it comes to foundation is, less is more. I know that everyone right now is about that full coverage….but I’m not here for that.  I want my skin to look flawless…but like I was born like that. Enter the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation on dark skin.

Make Up For Ever has already established themselves as the leaders in both waterproof makeup and products that have amazing performance under the newest video technology.  Over the past few years, MUFE has be reformulating their entire line to get ahead of the changes in TV and film.  They have already brought out an entire new line of gel-textured eye shadows, which by the way, are mind-blowingly good!

NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

The Details

This is an update to their original HD foundation, and this time they have made it even lighter in weight and added hyaluronic acid which helps make it suitable for all skin types.  It aims to give flawless, next best thing to skin coverage when viewed in 4K and 8K technology.  So what are 4K and 8K? Right now standard HD video is 1080p, and basically 4K is four times better than HD and 8K is 8 times.   So it’s called UHD (Ultra HD).  So if you think you can see every pore and wrinkle now, wait until UHD becomes more common! 

Back to the review.  So the existing line was reformulated and the colour range was also expanded to a fantastic 40 shades! 4…0 shades! There are few companies out there that boast of so many.  If you find a line with 20-25 shades, you would consider that luck.  They have also renumbered and broken the line up into Y(yellow based) and R(red based) shade.  If you look at some of the bottles, they have also included the corresponding shade number from the older line.  I picked up shade R530 which is shade 180 from the old line.  I love that they have not forgotten us darker ladies and have given us such a selection. 

NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

My shade: R530=180

Packaging

NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

Love the pump top!

The UHD comes in a cylindrical, plastic bottle with a pump top and it contains 30ml of product which is pretty standard.  This makes dispensing much easier to control and you won’t run the risk of wastage from having to decant or breakage of the bottle.  The pump works quite well and dispenses a small amount of product. 

By the way, check out my video review or keep reading below the fold for more!!

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