MAKEUP BRAND KARAMEL LONDON LAUNCHES

MAKEUP BRAND KARAMEL LONDON LAUNCHES

We discover more about the makeup brand which has been developed for those with dark skin, and who boasts over 70 products…

Karamel London, the UK’s latest beauty brand, has launched its newly created makeup collection specifically curated for dark skin.

The range was founded in November 2020 by Lady Wesa, who was born in Angola but moved to London where she has lived for the past number of years. She originally found it difficult to find products that suited her skin tone and wanted to develop a range that was inclusive and worked with dark skin. As a result, Karamel London was born and stocks over 70 different products with more in the development pipeline.

Karamel London believes the beauty of a woman lies in her skin and face. Their products develop and enhance each person’s individuality and beauty, hence their mission to build the pride and self-confidence of every woman through the provision of top-quality skincare, makeup, lashes and hair extensions.

Karamel London offers a carefully designed approach to skincare and the art of beauty as we believe in empowering women through our products. They value quality over quantity. 

The stunning range comprises of over 70 products from foundations to pressed powers and lip-glosses to eyelashes. Some of our faves are below:

 

 Products

Luxury Foundation for Dark Skin – £23

Karamel London’s luxury foundation for dark skin has a moisture packed formula which glides over the skin to create a truly flawless finish. The lightweight foundation comes in an initial six dark skin shades with more due to launch soon. 

Luxury Compact Powder – £19

Karamel London’s luxury compact powder is a smooth and lightweight pressed formula which provides a matte flawless finished and helps keep your makeup in place throughout the day. Like Karamel London’s luxury foundation, the compact powder is available in six shades.

Matt Gloss – £18

Karamel London’s ‘Colour Me Bad’ matt lip gloss contains moistening coconut oil and enriching Vitamin E which results in a rich and creamy formula. Available in six luxurious shades, the formula is designed to lock in colour and prevent transfer while providing you with a semi-matte finished look.

“For years I have struggled to find makeup prodcuts that suited my skin tone, most brands usually develop their ranges for light skinned women as there is a bigger market there. This idea to start Karamel London had been a seed inside my head for a long time, and makeup and beauty have always been big passions of mine. As a result of Covid I was made unemployed and used this time to develop and launch what is now Karamel Beauty. I can’t wait for those across the world with dark skin to discover these products and something that finally works for their skin tone.” – Speaking about the launch, Lady Wesa, CEO of Karamel London 

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Prices start from as little as £6 and the full collection is available online from karamelondon.co.uk.

LOCKDOWN HAIR DIVINE

LOCKDOWN HAIR DIVINE

Don’t let the lockdown take its toll on your hair…beat the stress and make sure your Hair looks Divine.

Figures from the ONS (Office for National Statistics) have highlighted that levels of anxiety have increased sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdowns. With one comment:

“There is understandable concern about the impact of the pandemic on people’s well-being. Our figures show that the equivalent of 19 million adults in Great Britain report high levels of anxiety.”

Stress at its worst can be associated with hair loss. It’s a fact that we all need – now more than ever – to do all we can to look after our wellbeing, which includes our hair.

If you’re suffering with cabin fever it could be time to incorporate a simple and realistic routine to truly care for your hair during the lockdown. Healthy, nourished hair will also makes you feel better on the inside. Here are a few tips:

  • Keep your hair clean

Frequent shampooing, every two to three days, is important to hair growth because it helps to keep the scalp area clean and in good condition – and a healthy scalp encourages the growth of healthy strands. A flaky scalp can cause hair loss, so it is important to keep your scalp clear.

  • Select your hair products carefully

Avoid heavy-weight, oil-rich shampoos, as these can weigh fine hair down and choose a volumising shampoo that adds immediate body and texture to make you look and feel amazing! There’s also no need to wash your hair every day as frequent washing can actually encourage your hair to produce more oil. Healthy hair begins with the scalp, so be extra gentle when washing; massage the scalp gently for a few minutes to stimulate blood flow, which in turn stimulates hair growth. And be gentle even when drying it – don’t rub vigorously. It’s good to apply a tiny amount of light hair oil to the hair ends after washing, and when the hair is still wet.  

  • Use less heat

Lockdown presents the perfect time for using less heat on your hair. Time to wave goodbye to the dryers, curlers and straighteners, and to embrace updos and natural locks. With no place to go, and no one to impress – make the most of this opportunity. If you have to blow-dry or straighten your hair, then make sure you use a heat protection product.

  • Keep it trim

If you feel confident, then why not opt for a DIY haircut? Don’t be drastic, but you could tidy a fringe with a pair of eyebrow or moustache scissors or trim split ends to keep your hair in tip top condition. Make sure the scissors are sharp, so as not to damage the hair.

  • Cover it up!

If your roots are driving you mad or you are struggling with the grey hairs, then headbands and scarves are a great way to cover up until you can get back to the salon.

  • Get more sleep

We have said it before, but a restorative night’s sleep is vital. It can support protein synthesis of the hair and the release of enzymes and growth hormones. And don’t go to bed with wet hair – it’s not good for the hair.

  • Balanced Diet

A healthy diet can help your hair stay strong and shiny and if you’re not getting certain nutrients from food, you might see the effects on your hair, including potential hair loss. Essential fatty acids, especially omega-3s, play a key role in the health of your skin, hair, and nails. These can be found in foods such as fish, nuts and seeds. Read more information here:

https://www.heartuk.org.uk/low-cholesterol-foods/omega-3-fats

Check out our own Rise & Shine smoothie recipe here:

https://www.hairdivine.co.uk/hair-health-natural-lifestyle/

  • Take a hair growth supplement

This is a great way to ensure you are getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need for growing glossy, healthy and strong hair.

Loving your hair will lead to a general feeling of wellbeing and positivity, so look after your locks over lockdown and give your hair the love it deserves!

www.hairdivine.co.uk

LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER BRUSHES

LOOK GOOD FEEL BETTER BRUSHES

We discover more about this range of brushes which help a good cause…

The Look Good Feel Better Brushes brush range was created to help raise awareness of the Look Good Feel Better Charity and to increase donations. For every purchase of products within the range Look Good Feel Better Brushes donates 10-12% of wholesale price to the charity, as well as contributing with products to the workshops, hosted by the charity for those undergoing cancer treatments.

Through donations the charity provides a range of online and face to face workshops and tutorials to thousands of people across the UK, enabling them to face cancer with renewed confidence.

The complete range of Look Good Feel Better products consists of individual makeup brushes, makeup brush sets, beauty sponges and anti-bacterial brush cleaning foam. 

Featuring bright white tapered handles and beautifully crafted recycled aluminum ferrules the sleek brushes use super soft, cruelty free synthetic bristles. These are designed to deliver an optimum flawless finish, whilst also being allergy-free which is perfect for all skin types.  

All products within the range are Cruelty-Free and Vegan. 

The Look Good Feel Better product range includes:

Powder Brush

Blush Brush

Foundation Brush

Concealer Brush

Angled Contour Brush

Angled Blending Brush

Multi-tasking Brush

Eye Shading Brush

Flawless Complexion Sponge

Sculpting Sponge

Travel Set

Make Over Brush Set

Luxury Brush Set

Foundation Duo Set

Anti-bacterial Brush Sanitising Foam

The price range varies from £5.99 to £19.99.

By purchasing the range of Look Good Feel Better Brushes and Sponges which are stocked on www.soinvogue.com, M&S, Look Fantastic and LuxPlus you are enabling the charity to extend its masterclasses workshops across the UK.

WUNDER2 LAUNCHES GO BEYOND FOUNDATION

WUNDER2 LAUNCHES GO BEYOND FOUNDATION

In 2021, finding the perfect foundation has become more complicated.

The idea of applying heavy liquid foundation each day, as well as touching our faces, is less and less appealing. And, how we try out and purchase our everyday beauty products has changed, especially as getting into stores is harder than ever.

To make life so much easier, WUNDER2 has launched GO BEYOND FOUNDATION, a simple-to-apply powder, available in 5 adaptable shades, which means you can select your match easily and quickly – whatever your skin colour or complexion – without having to worry about undertones or tiny nuances of shades. It’s lightweight and nourishing, whilst visibly improving the evenness of your base – all without settling into fine lines or pores. It’s been devised to take full advantage of touch-free beauty; with a fluffy brush that blends seamlessly into the skin, for a unified result in seconds, that lasts all-day.

This new Complexion Enhancing Powder is an everyday alternative to foundation – wear it on days you want to give your skin a break, or when you want just enough coverage for a quick confidence boost. The instantly blurred skin effect and mess-free, super-quick application make it the perfect solution for a last-minute zoom call or a quick trip out of the house.

Not only does GO BEYOND FOUNDATION look and feel amazing, but it’s good for your skin too. The vegan formula contains vegetal phytosqualene, nourishing avocado oil and Vita Rose active to repair, restructure and regenerate skin. As well as this, GO BEYOND FOUNDATION is talc-free, and paraben and fragrance free too.

EASY TO USE & RESULTS THAT LAST:

It’s never been easier to achieve an enhanced complexion, with skin that looks and feels rejuvenated, simply swipe your Kabuki Brush in the GO BEYOND FOUNDATION powder, and buff across your face. 

Our products are all tested on real people, a range of skin tones and ages. Here’s just some of the feedback:

–          Skin looks and feels rejuvenated

–          Complexion is enhanced

–          Does not settle into fine lines or pores

–          Feels comfortable and doesn’t dry skin

–          Customizable coverage

–          Natural matte finish that blends seamlessly into the skin

–          Weightless without a powdery look

–          Water-resistant and transfer resistant

–          Colour stays true and lasts all day!

 

WUNDER2 GO BEYOND FOUNDATION

($30 – £25 – €30 – CAD$38) is available at www.wunder2.com

Dr.PAWPAW OVERNIGHT LIP MASK

Dr.PAWPAW OVERNIGHT LIP MASK

Introducing Dr.PAWPAW’s Overnight Lip Mask. We’ve been using this beauty regularly for a few days now, and it’s safe to say it’ll definitely be a part of our daily routine…

This 99% natural formula is vegan and cruelty-free. The gel-like texture melts into the lips, fully absorbing for an intense lip mask treatment. With the addition of Natural Peptides to both plump lips and smooth any fine lines. The Dr.PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask delivers effective and noticeable results from the first application, increasing in performance the more often it is applied. Can be used both day and night to reveal fuller, smoother and more defined lips. Suitable for all skin types.

Dr.PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask is enriched with the multi-award- winning Original Balm formula which includes a mixture of hero ingredients that combine to deliver results! This includes PAWPAW (Papaya Fruit) to nourish, Castor Oil to condition, Olive Oil to hydrate and Aloe Vera to soothe.

 

HOW TO USE

Apply desired amount to lips before bed for an intense overnight lip mask treatment. Can also be used on lips during the day.

TOP TIP

For ultimate and long- lasting results scrub your lips with the lip sugar scrub (top pot) from Dr.PAWPAW’s Scrub & Nourish, wipe your lips then apply the Overnight Lip Mask before bed.

Visit the website here

Dr.PAWPAW, the brand that always gives back, was created in 2013 by Johnny & Pauline Paterson. Dr.PAWPAW’s philosophy has always been to make inclusive beauty products. Their main mission is to create multi use products for everybody and for the whole face and body. They are pioneers of the skincare meet cosmetic movement, which means their products not only make you look and feel good but also benefit and improve the skin at the same time. A % of Dr.PAWPAW’s annual sales is donated to Teenage Cancer Trust.

CELEB HAIRSTYLIST REVEALS HOW TO RECREATE ICONIC DISNEY LOOKS

CELEB HAIRSTYLIST REVEALS HOW TO RECREATE ICONIC DISNEY LOOKS

With the brand-new Cruella De Vil movie release imminent, Hair Transplant Centre Vera Clinic wanted to ascertain which Disney Princess’ hair is most popular. 

They surveyed 785 Brits on who they thought had the most iconic head of hair, and teamed up with Carl Bembridge, hair stylist to the stars such as Maura Higgins and Jacqueline Jossa, to discover which of his famous wigs would be best for recreating the top ICONIC Disney Princess hairstyles. 

Since Elsa and her famous braid came out on top, Vera Clinic teamed up with hairstylists Carl Bembridge and Lois Scales to get the lowdown on exactly how to recreate the look. They said:

“A Disney Princess’s hair is a crucial and iconic part of their individual look and being able to create it at home isn’t as hard as it might look.

Most Disney princesses’ hair starts with a basic foundation of volume. In order to create this, apply mousse to freshly washed hair and do a bouncy blow dry using a round brush. Running the brush underneath, apply the heat to your hair from above and roll down the hair. Wrap your hair around the brush and apply heat – make sure your hairdryer is not too close to your tresses as this can cause damage.

For many of the Princess looks, curls are also a crucial part of the process. After blow-drying, curl your hair with either straighteners or tongs, and pin the curls up and leave for up to 20 minutes to cool and set.

Brush out the curls gently whilst holding the root and wrap your finger around the curl, shaping it as you go. Pull a small section of hair forward and leave out of the plait for Elsa’s look. You may want to curl this small section again.

Use a backcombing brush to build height at the root, use dry shampoo or a volumising dust to get the desired look, then comb it over to make it look smooth with a shiny finish.

For Elsa’s hair specifically, you’ll need to create a large plait. After backcombing, start plaiting the hair working from below the crown and down the back and pulling the plait slightly to one side. Create the plait tight at first, but then pull the plait apart gently to make it wider and more voluminous. If parts of the hair feel loose, use pins to keep the look in place.”

Top tip: “Use the same-coloured pins as the hair to disguise them, as well as using hair ties that match your shade of hair.”

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