My Fave Beauty Products of 2016


Hello dearies, happy holidays!

As the year ends today, I would like to wrap up the beauty posts with a catalog of my favorite beauty products. some of them I have reviewed on this bog already, others, I haven’t.

We’ll begin from the basics; my favorite face wash, which has so replaced Neutrogena Acne wash in my beauty routine is: RnR Luxury Liquid black soap. Read it’s full review here.

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And my favorite toner, which I should do a full review for is Jules Therapy Witch hazel toner. witch-hazel-5915724

This product is purely amazing. I will be sure to do a full review on it in the near future.

My go-to body oil is Vanity Oils Skin Toning Therapy; I love this oil. Read it’s full review here


You all know the primer that’s the love of my life; Mary Kay Foundation Primer.

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This primer goes with any and I mean any foundation I pair it with, it sets a perfect base. It contains spf 15 which is an added advantage for me.

For foundations, I experimented this year; stepped away from Mary Kay Timewise Matte foundation and discovered some surprisingly good foundations.

First was Black opal True Color Liquid Foundation, which I reviewed here and Hegai and Esther Duo Cover Photo Perfect Foundation; my newest love! I will do a full review of it soon, till then take my word for it and try out this foundation. dsc_8406-600x600

And yes, its a Nigerian product, so #buynaijatogrowthenaira.

To crown it all; the queen of all my beauty products, the one I’ve been with for years is Black Opal Deluxe Finishing powder in Neutral Light.

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This powder is what I will call a workaholic powder, it’s been with me through many foundations and it’s always held its own.

So, share with us, what are your fave beauty products and what products did you discover in 2016 or would love to try in 2017?


Essential Beauty Must-Haves.

Hello people, it’s been a while since I blogged in the beauty category, and I apologise. I know it’s a favourite with a number of people, so I’ve put together this few essential beauty tips, read, like, apply, share(with me and others).

»The maxim that we are what we eat is so true, so in the process of getting and maintaining good skin, eating right is the first step. Eat foods high in:

~Omega-3 fatty acids such as- salmon, sardines, tuna, cod liver oil, etc.
~Vitamin A – Green Leafy Vegetables, Carrots, Lettuce, Mangoes, Sweet Potatoes etc
~Vitamin C – Citrus Fruits, Tomatoes, Hot Peppers, Strawberries, Herbs (thyme, parsley), Broccoli etc 
~Vitamin E – Nuts (especially Almonds), Green Leafy Vegetables etc
~B-Vitamins – Fish, Crab, Beef, Lamb, Cheese, Eggs etc

»Next step; internalise the basic skin care regimen: Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise.
~Invest in a mild yet effective cleanse, which also doubles as a makeup remover, so you don’t put too many products on your skin and heighten skin sensitivity.
~Invest in a good toner which will wipe away any residual impurities and purify the skin. Apply the toner with a cotton ball down to your neck and shoulders.
~Then moisturise. Use a moisturising lotion, cream, or oil(depending on your skin type and needs) to nourish your skin. Moisturise according to your skins’ needs; if your skin feels dry and/or tight; it needs more moisture. A well moisturised skin is supple and bright.

»Also invest in a deep treating/brightening/ exfoilating scrub or mask. Exfoilate as prescribed by a dermatologist according to your skins’ needs, exfoilate all over your body. This serves to slough away dull flaky rough skin for a brighter, smoother skin and complexion.
Various types of face mask are available, from moisture rich, to oil control, to acne treating, etc. Pick that which suits ur skin needs.

»Finally sunscreen. Apply sunscreen all over the skin, especially face, neck, hands, and any other parts exposed to the sun. This protects the skin from harmful sun rays which can cause; skin sensitivity, discolouration, and cancer.

No beauty step or product is more important than the other, none should be skipped. Each prepares the skin for the next step and product, or reinforces the last. Apply any beauty treatment used for the face down to your neck and shoulders, for an even toned skin.

Remember: Eat right, Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise, exfoilate timely and regularly, and protect your skin with a Sunscreen.

Chinma Eke.