Thursday, January 30, 2014

HOMEMADE SKINCARE | YOGURT & HONEY


Even though I have combination oily skin, my skin tends to dry/ crack alot espcially now that its harmattan season  in Nigeria. Like most Northern states in Nigeria, harmattan in Abuja is HELL. The unforgiving dry heat damages my skin even though I wear SPF 50 daily ( Well when i’m going out). 

Long story short, My quick fix to dry damaged skin is a YOGURT & HONEY MASK. It’s my go to magic healer for dry, cracked and dehydrated skin. I use it from head to toe is necessary. I love sourcing my yogurt and honey from local traders because its 100% natural ( No preservatives and junk). 

Pour the yogurt and honey into a small bowl and stir. Then leave it in the fridge over night ( you can leave it for 30 mins, I just like to let things sit longer). Apply to freshly cleansed skin and leave for 10-15mins before you rinse it off with warm water. Towel dry your skin then apply your usual moisturiser.

3 TSP of YOGURT
1 TSP of HONEY  

Like magic my skin feels and looks soooooo much better. Its really easy to do TRY IT.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MAKEUP | DARK INDULGENCE

To think I uploaded this tutorial weeks before I left London is crazy. I originally disliked the video because I thought it was not perfect ( well I still think it’s crap but I needed to post a video). I’m my own worse critic, I over think and over analyse EVERYTHING. If things don’t turn out exactly how I imagined it in my head, I dislike it. Over time I’ve come to realise that this habit ( more like mad lady habit) affects my progress alot. I’m learning to use what I have to achieve what I want regardless of whether I think its perfect or not. 

My point is.......instead of waiting for the perfect time, space or day to come before you start a project, just use the resources you have presently to do as much as you can. Waiting for the perfect moment might NEVER happen. 


FACE
No7 Beautifully matte makeup primer
LancĂ´me Teint Idole Ultra foundation #13
YSL | Touche eclat radiant pen #7 
Make Up For Ever | Brow corrector #3
Iman Cosmetics | Sheer finish bronzer #Clay
Mac | Blunt contour blush 
Mac | Ambering rose blush 

EYES
Nars | Pro primer E/S primer 
Yaby | Dramatically neutral palette e/s 035 ( Matte latte brown)
Yaby | Dramatically neutral palette e/s 253 ( Matte chocolate brown) 
Mac | Embark e/s 
Mac | Dark indulgence mineralize e/s ( Emerald)  
YSL | Touche eclat radiant pen #7 ( used on the brow bone) 
Illamasqua precision ink | Aybss 
Diorshow blackout mascara
Benefit cosmetics mascara | they’re real 

LIPS
Mac | Film noir lipstick 
Victoria secrets | chocolicious lipgloss 


When you all get time, please check out a sweet lady’s blog called LOTIONS POTIONS & ME. I really love her Motivational Monday posts. My current favourite is her most recent post 



PS . Nigeria (Abuja to be exact) is freaking HOT.
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