The Healing Power Of Beauty
Beauty Is A State Of Mind
How does this link to beauty to you might ask? 2020 was a year that a lot of us would like to forget for many reasons, but it also served as a purpose to open our eyes to those negative narratives and stereotypes of the past. I’ve always loved beauty and history; they have been my two loves growing up. They’re intertwined in other ways too. I find beauty to be healing and learning lessons from the past can help heal the spiritual wounds we carry today with social injustice. How we celebrate and nourish our faces and bodies says so much about who we are as a culture and society.
Choice Is Equality
Seeing is believing and it’s why I’m so proud to have partnered with Space NK with my The Glow Box. Growing up I never saw someone like me with 4C coils and a juicy West African body fronting a beauty campaign. It’s been a rarity in the 20 years I’ve worked in the beauty industry. I think everyone deserves to glow from the inside out and I curated my box to be full of products I love that can be used by all skin tones and skin types! As well as making me feel grounded and happy, they make my skin glow and my coils pop which always puts me in a good mood.
What’s Inside The Glow Box?
Chantecaille Pure Rosewater, £70
This is my go-to to hydrate my skin and calm my frazzled nerves. Rosewater has been used for centuries to soothe and hydrate.
I love using this as a highlighter, but on lighter skin tones it’s wonderful as a gilded eyeshadow look.
Ren Clean Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask, £24
A thin layer of this radiance-boosting face mask twice a week helps to buff away dead skin cells and reveal my glow.
Votary Facial Oil - Neroli & Myrrh, £39
Five drops of this precious oil massaged into my skin is key to my healing ritual every night. I take deep breaths and gently press the oil into the skin to help boost my glow and leave me with that relaxed, blissful feeling.
Aveda Sap Moss Conditioner, £27
Give thirsty locks a moisture boost with this magical duo. It’s great for all hair types in need of hydration.
By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush Mascara, £30
I love a gadget and this two in one mascara gives you both length and volume with a simple twist.
This mouth-watering lip balm is deeply hydrating, looks great on all skin tones and isn’t sticky.