Silk Pillowcase Review | Hair Benefits

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Natural hair has been such a learning curve and I constantly say this because it truly is. Being also that my hair is also colour treated it seems more fragile than normally so it's in a rehabilitation state, all fair and well doing protective hairstyles but during the night at times when I wrap my hair, I'll wake up and my wrap is long gone off my hair and I look like I've had an electric shock.

I've heard all about the benefits of a silk pillowcase, I always thought yeah right, my face and greasy hair would just swoosh off the pillowcase or worse the pillow slips off the bed, just like my silk scarf does on my head but I've yet to find this on my floor and believe me I sleep like a flopping fish, considering that this case is silk on the top and underneath it's good that it doesn't slide off.

Cliffton Silk have had their silk specially weaved to make sure that we get the maximum benefits for our skin & hair. The special weave allows the skin and hair to glide along as you move in your sleep, therefore less friction.

What are the added benefits that silk brings?
Silk Charmeuse is 100% natural and hypoallergenic, meaning great for us all. The Chinese for centuries known the benefits of sleeping on silk because silk is the nearest thing to human skin known to mankind. Studios have shown that amino acids can counter the effects of ageing. Silk contains a natural protein and 18 essential amino acids.

I'm not sure if it's the fact that before sleeping with silk, I'd sleep so terribly on my pillows, my face would be scrunched up on my pillow and some mornings I'd wake up and I'd have lines all around my eyes and sometimes my eye would feel uncomfortable for a good amount of hours. Enter the Sleek Eye Mask. The eye mask is a great addition due to the fact that it's so soft, it's a slight adjustment to sleep with an eye mask on. As I'm forever up during the night but a slip up onto the forehead is easy enough. I've had eye masks in the past with elastic, sometimes I feel maybe they weren't the best choice during the night rubbing constantly onto the hair as I move but this one is a tie mask and you can adjust it to your own tightness comfort and the silk goes all around. They're all undyed and chemical free.

Omg, seriously. Silk cases / eye masks are necessity. Even more so for someone like me, I like to put my curls in the pineapple hairstyle during the night but I hate to know that there's more of a possibility that my scarf's going to leave my head, knowing that my curls during the night are protected which is important. The Sleep Eye Mask is an addition because even from a young age you want to protect things that might not be easily reversible in the future. I've got something different to show you in another post that's an addition to skincare, Silk Beauty Cocoons!

Cliffton Silk Gifts make some good treats for yourself or others. I think I'm going to get a a few for gifts this year!
Pillowcases £25.00
Eyemasks £13 (unboxed/£18 boxed)

What do you think of silk pillows & eye masks?


*sample/read disclaimer
Thank you Cliffton Silk Gifts for these gorgeous items you supplied xo

Makeup Revolution Ultimate Eyeshadow Collection

Monday, November 24, 2014

What can I say, who says you need to lay down the big bucks for quality. This is so budget friendly and with so many colours you'll never run out of combinations and looks. I love it. Makeup Revolution is steadily becoming a favourite brand of mine, since being introduced to them back in April. They just keep coming out with such affordable products - not to say I've loved everything but most have been a hit. Today there's a hit and it's the Ultimate Eyeshadow Collection. If you follow me on Instagram than you'll see over the weekend I've shared with you my photos and the look above. For those who don't here it is and also - grab this while you can it's £10 (RRP £20) at the moment in Superdrug.

Make-up Details

FACE
Illamasqua Matte Primer
Barry M Flawless Matte Finish Foundation - Tan
Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation - Sand
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Superdry Beauty Terracotta Bronzer
Illamasqua Gleam Highlighter - Aurora
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade - Ebony

EYES
Benefit Lemon aid eyelid primer
Makeup Revolution Ultimate Eyeshadow Collection* Orange, Pink, Purple and Black e/s
Illamasqua Precision Gel liner.
Maybelline 24hr color tattoo in Turquoise Forever
Urban Decay - Peace e/s on bottom lash line
Sothys khôl liner graphique - Noir
No7 extreme length mascara
Esqido Mink Lashes - Lashlorette*.
LIPS
Makeup Revolution salvation velvet lacquer - Keep Lying For You.