Makeup4all Recommends: Aquis Hair Turban

I am absolutely in love with my Aquis Hair Turban. But I can hear you saying: “£30 for a hair towel. No, thank you” And I was just like that myself. So hear me out! I am wearing mine as I type this, in fact.


Of course, you can use a regular towel, as I did for years. Or buy a cheaper hair turban. But this one is life changing. Dramatic much?

First of all, it helps to dry the hair so much quicker compared to the regular towels. It is a fast absorbent fabric (80% polyester + 20% nylon).

The turban is made of light and soft fabric, it takes a lot less space. Mine is 25*68 cm (10*27 in).

Furthermore, it just stays on and doesn’t move around. You drape and twist it, and use a button to secure it. I even did

Independent Beauty: Norfolk Natural Living

I am happy to continue sharing about the independent beauty brands which I like. Hence, today it’s all about Norfolk Natural Living.

The company was founded by a trained aromatherapist, Bella Middleton, and is described as a “slow-luxury and wellbeing brand”. And, if you ask me, it is exactly the kind of feeling I got after browsing their website and using the products.

Such attention to detail, from the packaging and marketing to the customer service.

I have discovered the brand in February, and they had a lot less products. Only 3 scents to choose from. In addition, there were no descriptions of those scents.

However, Rose Garden, Lavender Fields and Coastal all sounded right up my street. I have decided to try Coastal first. Although I was a bit scared that it could have been one of those ozonic scents (which I personally do not like at all), I was willing to risk. As a result, I have Natural Laundry Detergent (£14.50) and a Hand Cream (£9).

And I honestly couldn’t stop smelling the products. That scent is so addictive. Instead of being a cheap and artificial scent, it was the opposite. I would describe it as musky ( I thought I could smell Cederwood/Sandalwood and Patchouli) but not over the top. And, indeed, the notes are: Bergamot, Lemon, Ylang, Jasmine, Cistus Ladaniferus absolute, Pine Needle Patchouli, Elemi, Cedarwood, Sandalwood.

Natural Laundry Detergent

Do you need to spend £14.50 on a detergent? Probably not but it was such a beautiful product that I would get the rose and lavender ones, too. By the way, Norfolk Natural Living also have an unscented version.

Hand Cream

As for the hand cream, it was really lovely, too. Long time readers will know how much I am love my hand creams. Well, this is the only one I wanted to use once I’ve got it. My hands were silky smooth and delicious – smelling! The cream was complimentary, too. Win-win.

Lastly, I have to mention that the products arrived very quickly and the shipping was free. And how cool is that box?

As you can tell, I am really impressed, and would definitely get more products from Norfolk Natural Living in the future from their website.

Shiseido Essentialist Eye Palette

Shiseido really nailed it with their re-launch a few years ago. As a result, their products look chic and perform brilliantly. And today I want to share about their Essentialist Eye Shadow Palettes.

In particular, how sleek does the compact look? Minimalistic and modern. Just black with a bit of red. It definitely sparks joy! [Hello, Mary Kondo].

Besides the outstanding packaging, the brand is known for their

Lisa Eldridge Gloss Embrace in Charm

This week was quite eventful in the beauty world, as Lisa Eldridge launched her Summer makeup collection. Of course, I loved the look of everything.

The thing is that I have too many liquid highlighters and blushes already to get any new ones. I am also not the biggest lipsticks wearer. This is why I chose a gloss. I was torn between Charm described as “a sweet, shimmery candy pink” and Delilah “a retro-futuristic, pinky violet shimmer”.

I went for Charm in the end, as it seemed like a great colour for an every day.

The photos of Lisa’s new releases are taking the Instagram by storm but here is an in-depth review. Spoiler – Gloss Embrace is as good, as you’d expect it to be.

There is a great attention to the detail:

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush 440 Quintessence

In the ever-changing makeup world with all the new launches and re-launches, it is good to have some stability. Something like a product from the 80s which is still on the market today.

And I am talking about Chanel’s Joues Contraste blush here. It is a true icon! For me personally, it is still the ultimate luxurious blush, and I have real sentiments attached to it. That is because JC was one of the first luxury makeup items I’ve ever bought many years ago.

In fact, I have a feature from 2010 where I talk about one of the shades I have.

It’s just mad how the things in the beauty industry have changed with everyone and their nan launching a brand and the prices sky rocketing (£63 Hermes blush, anyone?)

On the contrary to all of the above, it’s great to see some consistency from Chanel. Of course, they