Good Afro Salon Awards 2014 by NoScrunchie

Every year, noscrunchie.com religiously hosts Good Afro Salon Awards 2014 to honour the best in the British Afro Hairdressing industry. This year it falls on 2nd November meaning it's time to nominate your favourite salons. Unlike other online awards, I quite like Noscrunchie's policy where they let the reviews and ratings do the talking. So the salon with the most reviews on noscrunchie.com will win, simples! With more than 500 salons listed on the review portal, I'm pretty sure you will be able to find your favourite one. If not, simply add it to their ever extending database and leave a review for the salon to become a part of the competition. Competition will end on 26th October and salons and industry professionals will be invited to the glamorous award ceremony. 

Noscrunchie.com is looking for the best Weave Technician, Chemical Straightening application and style, Colour Professional, Natural/Loc Stylist, Braid/Plait/Twist specialise, Cut and style professional, Wig maker, Customer service and Mobile Stylist for Good Afro Salon Awards 2014. So if you've been to an afro salon in England lately and have been impressed, make sure they are in the running for the competition. Noscrunchie also do fabulous giveaways in association with their sponsors during this period so make sure too read their blog and keep your eyes peeled! 

Brainchild of Ugandan born entrepreneur Leillah Sekalala, Noscrunchie was born after her struggle to find a consistently delivering afro salon in England. An original concept for the afro hairdressing industry in Britain, it's received it's share of loyal fans, readers and reviewers with people constantly hopping to the website when their next salon appointment is due. Whether you're an avid afro salon visitor, a mobile afro hairdresser or an afro salon itself, noscrunchie.com welcomes everyone to add their hair institutions on their review website. 


Organic Surge Sweet Blossom Body Cream

First off, lets get straight to describing the scent of this. It's sweet and feminine yet fresh and energetic. Whether you like subtle, nutty scents or zesty citrusy scents, this is the perfect amalgamation of both of these. I would describe this as my end of Summer-beginning of Autumn favourite. Nothing too rich and goopy or too light and easily absorbable. Although it's not greasy at all, it leaves behind a nice veil of hydration that lets your skin constantly look and feel nourished. Don't worry, it won't ruin your satin blouses or chiffon skirts! The texture of this is so freaking dreamy. No hard body butters to melt, just pure satiny deliciousness. The tub is lightweight and travel friendly and is a gorgeous one to indulge in to prolong a post-holiday tan. For £7.50, it's a steal!

Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF50 Tinted Cream

If you are an avid globetrotter, like to ski, lounge in the tropics or simply laze around by the poolside, this beaut of a product is an essential to have in your beauty bag. Pushing aside the over used word BB cream, I quite like that Bioderma returns back to the traditional 'tinted cream' marketing strategy. I feel it's a classic that won't go out of fashion unlike BB creams. 

The tinted cream is of a golden colour and leaves behind the most beautiful glow on the skin with a teensy bit of coverage, enough to cover a Rudolph nose and cheek situation and brighten up that skin. Don't expect much though as it's more of a poolside essential so as to make you look rather au naturale and glowing from within. 

When I read online I heard quite a few people saying how this leaves their face very shiny mid-day. I on the other hand found this to be one of the most demi-matte tinted cream formulations I had tried till date, making it perfect for combination-oily skin girls. Containing SPF 50, don't expect a pea sized amount to offer day long sun protection. It will need reapplication and you will have to apply a good almond sized amount for the SPF to work effectively. 

That's not a problem here as the light weight nature of the formula allows one to slap it on generously. It looks good in photos, did not make my skin react and almost has no scent to it. I have more trust in a tinted cream when it comes from a skincare brand hence this Bioderma one is a must to check-out for these last few days of Summer.