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New Online Beauty Store for Mineral Make-up & Luxury Haircare

Currently I am obsessed with natural looking mineral make-up and luxurious hair products. Funnily enough, mineral make-up is something I started out with when I initially got interested in make-up. I know after reading tonnes of reviews online, I bought myself something from OceanMist Cosmetics. Old times eh! Do you remember the samples mineral make-up companies used to make available so you could try out your Foundation shades? How cool was that! After dipping my feet into the Mineral Make-up sector, I remember trying out a British mineral make-up brand named Lily Lolo for mineral foundation. Me and my sister were hooked to it for a good few years and what lovely, natural yet buildable coverage it gave.

I recently came across it on an online beauty store named Beauty Dept and was thrilled to rediscover it! The luxury online portal is created by industry professionals and retail experts giving you a hand-picked selection of haircare, skincare and make-up goodness. They also offer free worldwide delivery which is always good news for the wallet isn't it?

Lily Lolo have some lovely new pressed eye shadows in store and eye shadow primers as well. I however feel they are excellent at mineral make-up which is their forte and would still indulge in their vibrant blushes and flawless foundations. They were amongst the few mineral make-up brands I had tried that never broke me out. I thought I’d share some of my summer wish-list Lily Lolo products with you which I have added in my virtual checkout basket.

Hair has been something I’ve been obsessed with lately as well. I just feel like I don’t give it enough importance when compared to make-up and skincare and it’s showing a little now. I mean I can still make it appear superficially bouncy and pretty but overall the condition of them doesn't seem top notch with a flaky sensitive scalp, breakage, tangling and uncountable split ends. This has led me on my quest for luxurious hair products on various online beauty stores. My definition of ‘high end’ just means nothing off the high street or under a tenner really. Two luxury haircare brands that have intrigued me recently are Kerastase and Rahua.

I am a little late on the Kerastase band wagon and have embarrassingly never tried any of their cult-favourite products from any online beauty stores.  I have read their masks, shampoos and serums are a match made in heaven for damaged and colour treated hair both of which are my concerns. I am not sure when these released but their Elixir Ultime, Nutritive Mask and Scalp Concentrate seem absolutely lush to treat damaged hair! There’s just something so convenient and spa like about hair oils, serums and masks that I love the application regime.

A little more luxurious and high-end than Kerastase is a brand called Rahua that I found via an online beauty store. It’s apparently made up of 100% natural ingredients and bases its products on Rahua Nut Oil, which has been used by tribes since decades and has a small enough molecule to penetrate into the hair and scalp and give fabulous results. 

Their shampoo is a classic and is raved about quite a bit hence quickly making it to my wish list as I am tired of using silicone laden, soapy formulas in the name of shampoos. The sooner you understand that a strong, healthy scalp will equal luscious hair, the better. Rahua’s Finishing Treatment also seems like the 8 Hour Cream equivalent for hair and is a multi-tasking product that can repair fragile hair. Megan Fox and Gwyneth Paltrow are apparently fans. Yes please! 

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Sheefa. 29. London. Spamming the web with ramblings on hair, eye shadow, skincare & cosmetic hoarding in general since 2008. Grab a cuppa and kick back!
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