Pantene Pro V Truly Natural Review


Pantene Pro V Truly Natural is a new line of hair care products designed with curly/kinky girls in mind. The new line includes a clarifying shampoo, deep conditioner, and co wash cleansing conditioner for hair care. As well as a defining curl custard and Argan Oil Shine Serum for styling. I was sent the full line to try out and after testing it out for two weeks, I can honesty say that the co-wash conditioner is a stand out star. From the start, it was the product I was most excited to try out and I’m happy to say it definitely didn’t disappoint.


It left my hair clean while still providing enough moisturizer and “slippage” between my curls, that detangling was easy even without leave in conditioner. I am definitely keeping this product as apart of my hair care routine.

Another product that worked well with my hair is the defining curl custard. I first tried to apply it on wet freshly washed hair and did not achieve any extra curl definition from the product on my 4b hair. The second time I used some of this product on dry hair while braiding it for a braid out and was pleasantly surprised to see an increase in definition. There was a bit of a stiffness to the curl that was borderline on “crunchy” so next time I would apply a little less product.

Overall all the products have a light slightly floral scent that I prefer over a too strong or fruity scent. All of the products are light weight in consistency and did not weight my hair down. The deep conditioner and shine serum were both average and seemed to do the job. I did not try the clarifying shampoo since my hair was already pretty clean and didn’t have much product buildup in it. I would probably only use the shampoo on rare occasions when I really need to clarify my hair, like after taking out a protective hair style.

Since these products are relatively inexpensive (all under $5!) I would recommend trying some out for yourself and seeing your results.

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What’s Trending Now: CC Creams

Last summer beauty fans and gurus alike couldn’t stop raving about BB creams. The all in one “beauty balms” seemed to be the perfect all in one beauty solution. Now, less than a year later there is already a new cool kid in town, the CC cream. CC cream also known as color control cream or color correcting cream are similar to BB creams but with a few marked differences.

Like BB creams, CC creams were also developed in Asia to prime, hydrate, and protect the skin. CC creams differ from BB creams because they are generally lighter in texture and their primary focus is addressing discoloration. CC creams can be worn alone for light coverage or used under foundation as a primer to provide heavier coverage.

CC creams can be found in stores such as Sephora,, and most major beauty stores. Below are a few that I picked out.

Having trouble finding your perfect shade? Clinque, Smashbox, Sephora Collection, and AmorePacific have CC creams in a wider range of colors that will also fit  woman of color.

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Monday Motivation: The Shine Theory


I was all set to discuss makeup with you all today, when a friend shared this amazing article with me from NYMag, discussing the “Shine Theory”. After reading it, I knew it would be a disservice to my readers and fellow woman if I didn’t do my part to share the key points of this theory with others.

So what’s the “Shine Theory”?:

When you meet a woman who is intimidatingly witty, stylish, beautiful, and accomplished; instead of immediately hating her and tearing her apart in your mind befriend her.

Here’s a few reasons why this theory totally works (and why you should immediately adopt it into your own life):

– The Associative property of awesomeness: People know you by the company you keep.
We’ve all heard the saying that birds of a feather flock together, if you want to improve something about yourself, a great way to do so is by friending woman who are already doing/ have knowledge about that area. Take for example celebrity friends Beyonce and Kelly Rowland. Kelly Rowland’s association with megastar Beyonce doesn’t make her any less of an artist, on the contrary it actually makes her shine more.

True confidence is infectious.
Positivity attracts positivity. Rather then feeling an internal competition with other woman, see them as fellow cohorts and congratulate them on their accomplishments. By being happy for others it allows others to be happy for you.


Three Ways to Wear a Crop Top

Crop tops have been popular since the 90’s but have recently merged into different patterns, fits, and lengths. I always wear them on nights out, but I’ve styled my new favourite one from Primark in three different every-day looks to get ready for this summer.


To keep it cool and casual, pair your crop with some high waisted jeans to tuck away your tummy and focus on your top half. Add a chunky necklace for a focal point and you’re ready to go!

If you’re out for drinks then pull on a skater skirt with some boots and a statement necklace for a fun girly outfit. To add a pop of colour, grab a bright clutch or some neon nail varnish.


For a more sophisticated look, wear some loose fitting shorts and a plain blazer to take the attention away from your belly-button. Slip on some chunky heels or pointed stilettos and tussle your hair around your shoulders to complete the look.



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5 Tips on How to Wear Shorts

summer shorts and blazer collage

Shorts are the classic summer staple, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring! Shorts can be practical, comfortable, elegant, and feminine. There are a variety of styles, ranging from short-shorts and retro style to the classic short, giving an unlimited number of ways to style them.

The classic summer short can be found in many different colours and lengths. It could be paired with a simple t-shirt, a light cardigan, and oxfords for a casual day time look, or dressed up for a night out by adding a chic blazer and heels to the look.

Keep reading for tips to help you get the most out of your short looks this summer.


Brand you should know: Becca Cosmetics

Recently Becca cosmetics in conjunction with Danielle of the Style and Beauty Doctor, held
a beauty event at the well known “New Pharmacy” beauty store in New York City. Bloggers and beauty lovers alike gathered to try out the newest Becca complexion line, a matte finish foundation, while sipping cocktails and munching on treats.

On hand makeup artist applied the matte foundation to guest while explaining it’s properties and function. The new foundation promises to provide medium coverage while feeling super light weight and controlling excess oil.
In addition to learning about the new foundations, guest tried out their iconic “beach tint” (a lip and cheek cream pigment) and other items from their new summer product line.

Why you should know them?

Becca cosmetics prides themselves in having a foundation for everyone. They pay special attention to offering a range of complexion products that is equally distributed across the color spectrum and launch each foundation with a minimum of 18 different shades.


Since many woman, especially woman of color, have a difficult time finding a foundation that matches their skin tone, it is exciting to find companies that recognize and attempt to address this problem.

Comment below and let us know what you think of this brand, have you tried them before or plan on trying them?

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Five Must Have Nail Polishes for this Summer

With summer almost upon us (hopefully) it’s time to make a statement with your nails, whether that’s matching them to your neon crop or pastel skater skirt, the high street has every colour you need.


1. The launch of the Barry M Gelly polishes has got a lot of bloggers excited and is quickly becoming a go-to varnish. This gorgeous ‘Papaya’ shade is this season’s coral colour, and with staying power of over three days, how can you say no?


How to style a midi dress

Midi dresses are one of those marmite pieces you either love or hate. They make for perfect transitional pieces, but like this one I’ve styled below, tend to be quite figure hugging. With a rainbow of patterns available on the high street, you can choose to make a statement, or pick a simple style for every day wear. I choose a patterned one to style in three different ways.

This first look is for those evenings you spend in with your girlfriends, keeping it stylish but comfortable at the same time. Pull on a slouchy knit or loose cardigan to dress it down, and add some tights if your pins (legs) aren’t quite ready to be on show yet!

Want an every day stylish look? If it’s time for your summer shopping spree then team your midi dress with some tights and plain flats so as not to draw attention away from your dress, but still rocking the trend. Slip on a leather or bomber jacket for those chillier days, and your ready to burn a hole in your pocket!


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