Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Video. Show all posts

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Skincare | Laser Hair Removal [Video Update]


It's been while since I've spoken about my laser hair removal progress on the blog (first posts here and here) but I've been continuing to have sessions every 2 months since May 2016. I had my 11th session a couple of weeks ago so decided to sum up my experience so far and answer the questions I've had regarding the treatment in the below video. 

Overall it has been successful but I haven't quite finished having sessions just yet. If you have any questions on the process let me know 

The Video 



Christine Stewart x

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Hair | Easy Messy Bun [Video]


I get a lot of questions on how I shape my hair bun so I've uploaded a quick tutorial on YouTube


The Video
Any requests or questions let me know!


Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

Hair | YouTube updates [Videos]


I'm trying to stick to weekly uploads to my YouTube channel and these two are related so here's the latest

The Videos:
As ever, if you have any requests or questions let me know in the comments

Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Beauty | Everyday Makeup Routine [Video]



I'm back again over on YouTube sharing my everyday makeup routine as it's been a while

The Video


Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Natural Hair Update [Video]



A long overdue hair update / where I've been video is now up on my YouTube channel. I felt like an explanation was needed on the year long hiatus and why I moved away from posting specifically about my hair during the past year. 

There's more videos to come so as ever, if you have any requests let me know

The video


Christine Stewart x

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Saturday, 3 September 2016

It's My Hair Tag collab with Kay Amoah [Video]



It's been a while since I did a tag and I think it's such a good way to know a little about me without me rambling on randomly in a video or post. I usually get a lot of questions about my 'hair journey' so the 'it's my hair tag' which was circling a couple of years ago seemed a natural fit. This video is also my first collab with Kay (find her channel ). We've become friends recently and I just love her energy and warmth so we're planning to make videos together in future.

The Video
Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Wash Day with Briogeo & Antidotestreet [Video]


It's been a while since I've made a wash day video so I've gone back to basics and show how I shampoo and condition my curls here. This video is sponsored by , an online retailer for black hair and skincare, and they've kindly provided the Briogeo products used in this video.* I've been using the Briogeo Rosarco Reparative Shampoo & Conditioner for the past few weeks and they're great for adding strength back to limp curls. Check out the video to see exactly how I use them.


The Video 

Both Antidotestreet & Briogeo have also provided discount codes if you're interested in trying these for yourself.

UK & Europe

Code: LESLEY15
Discount: 15% off
Excludes Big Hair No Care and Hair Consultations

US

Code: FRESH
Discount: 20% off all products
Term: 08/17/2016 - 09/17/2016

*This is a sponsored post - read my disclaimer .

What's your wash day like?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Hair Update | August 2016 [Video]



It's been a while since I sat down for a quick chat on my YouTube channel so I filmed a hair update recently. A lot of you who follow me on Instagram () know I've been fully natural since May so this video is really for those who wanted to know what was going on with my hair and whether I was still relaxed/texlaxed. My journey to natural has definitely hasn't been a straight road, there's been a few zigs and zags in there (no pun intended) but I can honestly say I feel a lot happier with my hair now. It feels so freeing not having to worry about the hair growing out of my scalp not matching the lengths! Odd I know but when you've had chemically-treated hair for most of your life it's quite novel accepting (and enjoying) what comes naturally.

The Video

As ever if you have any questions let me know in the comments.


What have you been doing with your hair lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

How To | Hot Oil Treatment [Video]



Hot oil treatments are the only thing that seems to help keep my hair from frizzing as much so even though it's warmer I've been relying on these treatments almost every week. I last made a video on hot oil treatments back in 2014 so I thought it was about time I did an update. In the video I take you through the two ways in which I do a hot oil treatment. Both methods are so easy and hot oil treatments can work well on all hair types, you may just have to adjust the oils you use or where you use them depending on your needs.

The Video:



Do you do hot oil treatments?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Everyday Glow Makeup [Video]


It’s been a while since I've made an everyday makeup tutorial and as the weather is warmer now I thought I'd combine an updated routine with a few things I've been using to give my skin a summer glow.


The Video:

What's your everyday makeup routine?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

How I fill in my brows [Video]


I’ve changed how I fill in my eyebrows over the past few months so I decided to create an updated video for my YouTube channel. The process is pretty simple but I rely on it daily to give my naturally wonky and sparse brows a little more fullness and shape! See the below video for exactly what I do and if you have any more videos you'd like to see let me know in the comments.


The Video: 

Do you fill in your brows?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip Swatches [Video]


I've wanted to try Colourpop for the longest time but getting your hands on this brand is a little trickier if you're a Brit. The company don't deliver to the UK so when my family took a trip to Florida a few weeks ago I asked if they'd grab me a few of the Ultra Satin Lip shades. Whilst the Colourpop does have a few swatch examples on their website, I picked most of the shades by watching videos on YouTube and I love every single one of the 5 I have. I'm really grateful for the videos that steered me towards my choices so put together my own swatch video in the hope that it helps someone else. I talk more about the product itself in the video below.


The Video:

What makeup products have you been using lately? 

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 24 April 2016

How To | Smooth Edges [Video]


I've been smoothing my edges down using pretty much the same method for a couple of years so thought I'd dedicate an entire video to it to show exactly what I do. I'm definitely looking to be more active on YouTube now as I've finally got the hang of making and editing videos so if there's anything specific you'd like to see next let me know in the comments.


The Video:


How have you been styling your hair lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Fluffy Twistout Tutorial [Video]


It's been a really long time since I've tried a twistout on my hair surprisingly as this used to be my go-to style. I stuck to only creating a few twists on wet hair and the result was big fluffed up curls. See the video below for how I did it.


The Video: 

How have you been styling your hair lately?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 10 April 2016

Hair Update | April 2016 [Video]



It's been a while since I just sat down and talked about what's going on with my hair so I thought a hair update video was due. Let me know what videos you'd like to see next.


The Video:

What have you been doing with your hair lately? 

Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 10 March 2016

DIY Hair Growth Oil [Video]


Until recently I haven't really been concerned about the length of my hair and I stopped doing all of the things which helped me get longer hair in the past. It wasn't a conscious decision but where I obsessed over hair growth for 4 years, when trying to reach waist length relaxed hair (see ), I naturally took a step back and just enjoyed my hair for what it is. I've been pretty scissor happy lately too, chopping randomly at my ends since I completed my transition (to ) back in  last year. As a result I haven't retained a lot of length in the last 6 months but I would love to have a little more hair to play with since the shrinkage is a killer!


I used to regularly rely on an oil mix containing natural and essential oils to promote growth when my hair was fully relaxed. I'd apply it with a massage every few days and mix a little into my shampoos and any conditioners which needed a boost. In past year I've only really been using or and I've merely used them to detangle or as a pre shampoo treatment.

I've been loving Fiona's () posts on hair growth recently (found and ). She reminded me how beneficial natural oils can be for the hair, especially essential oils like peppermint, and detailed a really interesting study regarding its effect on hair growth in her post. She suggests putting a mix of peppermint essential oil and carrier oils in every product which comes into contact with the scalp to boost growth which is such a great idea. I've now gone back to making my oil mix which includes peppermint oil and I'll be applying it to my scalp regularly. I'll probably add it to certain products like shampoos, conditioners and hair gel too, but I haven't tried this yet.

The below video details the oils I use and how I mix them together. I'm relying on oils I've always used in the past so feel free to make substitutions if you try this or let me know what your favourites are if you already do this. I don't have an exact ratio for my oil mix but I always ensure there's enough carrier oils in the mix to counteract the potency of the essential oils included as they can cause irritation. If you've not used them before, definitely test the essential oils on the inside of your forearm first in case it results in a negative reaction.

The Video:



How do you boost your hair growth?

Christine Stewart x

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Irresistible Me Extensions [Video]


As much as I've enjoyed getting used to my curly hair, I've definitely missed my former longer lengths lately, especially when trying to create styles like . I was sent these Silky Touch Extensions by * and it's been fun to play around with different hairstyles I would have done when my hair was much longer. The extensions are beautiful and despite being quite silky blend fairly well when my hair is straight. I'll definitely be relying on these whenever I'm looking to add a few inches!


Specifications 

Colour: Natural black (1b) 
Length: 24" 
Weight: 200g
Amount: 10 pieces (1x 4 clips, 2x 3 clips, 5x 2 clips and 2x 1 clip)
$239 



I've only had these extensions a few months so I've outlined my experience so far in the below video.

The Video:


*sample - read my disclaimer .

Have you tried extensions before?

Christine Stewart x

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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How To | Make Foundation More Yellow [Video]


Overly pink foundation is my biggest struggle when it comes to finding makeup which suits my skintone but I know I'm not alone. I've already written a post on but what happens if you have something that isn't perfect?

I'll always mix up my own shade when a bottled one won't do. The foundations I use are all from  and whilst they are all suited to warmer/neutral tones there is a stark difference between the different types of foundation on offer. For example the has always matched my skin perfectly in shade and undertone (in NC40 & NC42). However my skin is far too oil-prone for this foundation to stay put so I reluctantly looked to alternatives. The  suits my skin type perfectly but the colour is so off. The NC tones which work so perfectly with the Studio Sculpt Foundations are just too pink for me with the Pro Longwear Foundations.



I've seen a few videos on using yellow food colouring, yellow eyeshadow and even turmeric to adjust foundation which is too pink but I really wanted an actual product made for altering foundation shades. Cue the in Yellow (£12.95). I purchased it from  and this tiny (pricey) bottle is a life-saver. Makeup looks so much more natural when matched correctly and I'm hoping this will be the end of my too-pink foundation woes for good.

I've had no problems using the Make Up For Ever Chromatic Mix so far and have been using it to adjust my foundation for the last few days. I got the water-based version to work with the foundations I have but there's also an oil-based version. The texture of formula stays the same after being mixed though I've noticed it changes the scent to a paint-like smell. That's the only negative I've seen so far and this beauty works with concealers too.

YouTube videos on this particular product are virtually non-existent, which may be as this is considered a 'pro' product and it isn't widely available. I created a video on the exact process I've been doing for the past few days to mix my foundation (including making it a little darker) and I'll probably put together a full review on the Chromatic Mix when I've used it more in the next few weeks.

The Video: 


As ever, let me know if you have any questions or any suggestions for videos you'd like to see next.

Do you have to tweak your foundation shade to match your skin?

Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Hair | How I Detangle [Video]



I've had a few questions on how I detangle my hair so I put together this video. The key things for me are only detangling when my hair is moisturised or dampened slightly with an oil or conditioner and working my way in small sections from the ends to the roots. I do most of my detangling on wash day so I've shown the exact process I usually follow below.

The Video:


How do you detangle?

Christine Stewart x

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Hair | How I Texlax [Video]



A video on how I texlax / relax has been long overdue as I get daily requests to make this video. It isn't a complicated process but there are a few precautions that you have to take when using a relaxer, as with any chemical process. Certain things are key for me to ensure texlaxed results which I explain in the video. However, my process won't necessarily produce the same results for someone else, even if we have the exact same hair texture naturally. It's that point which I want to stress the most as many of the questions I get tend to be how someone can texlax to get results exactly like mine. A lot of factors come into play when using chemicals unfortunately so this video is more of a guide or may provide some tricks to help with your texlaxing (or relaxing) process.

The Video:

I wanted to be as detailed as possible without this being a super long video, so if there's anything specific you need to know comment below.

What videos would you like to see next?

Christine Stewart x

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