Haul: Online Purchases by velvetrendezvous

One of my favourite things to watch on YouTube are hauls! I love watching what people got and I’m always interested in trying out new things. I thought I’d make regular posts on stuff that I have gotten recently for people like me who enjoy these sort of things.

These are my latest online purchases, all of these products are cult favourites and they have been so hype up on YT. I wanted to see for myself if they live up to it!

1) Liz Earle’s Essentials Try-Me Kit – This kit includes the famous Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, which comes with a muslin cloth to exfoliate the skin. I read reviews about their entire skincare line & it’s apparently really good. I wanted to sample them before committing to the full sizes. I have to say, I loved their packaging, they also included samples of their new Sheer Skin Tint foundation in the three different shades that it comes in. I’ve tried it on today and I absolutely loved it! I will definitely get it with my next purchase.

2) MoroccanOil Dry-No-More Scalp – I have a very dry and sensitive scalp and this sounds promising.

3) MoroccanOil – This also has gotten rave reviews on YT. It basically works as a defrizzer and as a heat protectant. It’s such a THICK oil, I wouldn’t use it as an all-over-the-hair treatment, I imagine it to be a nightmare to get out of the hair. lol.

4) Korres Lip Butter in Wild Rose – I’ve tried this from my friend S. and I loved it so much, I had to get it. It’s so moisturising and give off a subtle color to your lips, so pretty. I prefer the tubey lip butters to the ones that come in pots, they’re more hygienic.

Have you tried any of these products? Let me know!




Backcomb in a Bottle? by rikiblack
August 3, 2011, 9:25 pm
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I was going to go out  yesterday and I was about to tease  my hair but my sister told me to try this:

This spray is called Backcomb in A Bottle by Umberto Giannini – it smells amazing and is a miracle worker for limb, flat hair. With a few sprays, and a bit of tousling to my hair, it looked like I actually teased it!

My sister got this from Boots for less than QR 40.



Trim Your Own Hair! by rikiblack
July 13, 2011, 2:44 pm
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I’ve always dreaded going to the hair salon to trim my hair. They don’t seem to understand the concept of “trimming”, I always end up with 3-4 inches cut-off, which is a lot if you’re trying to grow out your hair! To save myself the trouble, I thought I’d look on YouTube for tutorials on how to trim your own hair. Turns out it’s easier than I thought.

If you have the same issue, follow these steps:

Step 1: You want your hair to be wet so you can straighten it in order for you to cut it in a proper straight line or dry and straightened.

Step 2: Do a center parting all the way down to your neck.

Step 3: This is very important! You start cutting your hair from the back and at a angel to give it this layered affect.

Step 4: Once you cut your hair, use the one you already cut as a guide to help you cut the rest of your hair.

Step 5: Continue what you’ve done to the other side.

Now I only go to the salon for drastic cut or a new hairstyle and I’ve never been more pleased with my hair.

Here are some videos to help you understand more on how to trim your hair. Enjoy.