Facial Skin Care 101: Essential Products, Tools & Tips!

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March 7, 2017

Judging from the title of the post, one would think I’ve got skin so smooth & a facial regimen defined to the letter that has helped in achieving such great skin. Or maybe if you’ve seen me more recently, you’re thinking “Hold up, her face doesn’t quite have that glow so why is she writing?”

Truth is, I’m writing to share the little I know and more importantly ask all you awesome people for  your tricks! I’ve learned that you mustn’t wait till you know it all to share. It was only two years ago, that I learned what a facial wash is! (Don’t laugh!). So if I’d read a post like this earlier, then I wouldn’t have had to embarrass myself trying to figure it out, after a quarter of a century on earth!


Just for Fun: Husband Defines Makeup & Beauty Products!

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October 28, 2016

I feel like it’s been mostly serious on the blog this past couple of weeks! From the little note on Prayer, to the STAR technique for succeeding in interviews, the post on breast cancer awareness  and finally battling social media envy

So, I was hoping for a bit of fun to usher us into weekend mood! 

Have you ever wondered how well your husband or the men in your life knew about makeup? I stumbled on this in the blogosphere and I knew I wouldn’t let it go, till I had the husband give it a go! 

And he was such a good sport about it. I laughed so hard at some of his answers, and I thought I’ll share. I simply asked him to define the terms and I’ve shared his exact answers! I also found a couple of funny quotes about men & makeup, so I’m throwing those in as well. 

  • Bronzer: I’ve never heard it before in my life. How’s that spelt? 
  • Blusher: A brush you use to create a blush on your cheek.
  • Mascara: Ofcourse I know what mascara is. It’s for straightening the eyelashes, thickening, darkening them and making them stand individually in single hairs.
  • Eyeliner: A dark pencil-like tool you put it just above your eyelashes to make a dark line. This was the first and only makeup you used to wear back in the days!
  • Strobing: Eh… How’s that spelt. I have no idea. Sounds like new millennial lingua. 

Every woman needs a man that will ruin her lipstick and not her mascara!

  • Eyeshadow: I think eyeshadow is for the upper part of the eyelid. While the eyeliner is just for a line, eyeshadow fills the whole eye lid.
  • Brown Powder: It can come in palette. It has that applier thing. Often circular. You open a lid, use the applier and rub it in your face.
  • Foundation: You apply this on your face before you apply all your makeup.  To smoothen up any bumps that there may be.
  • Concealer: I’ve heard about that before. For particular patches you want to cover.
  • Highlighter: Wow, I used to know that! That’s what you put on the lips either after or before your lipstick. 

Men: When women wear makeup, they’re basically lying to us

Women: I don’t see why I’m being blamed for a man thinking I have gold eyelids

  • Setting spray: Never heard about that. But I’m assuming after you put your makeup on, you  use it to have it in place, so you can go swimming and the make-up will still be there. 
  • Contouring: You do this on your cheek bones and face to make them more defined. If you want that cheek bone you better contour it!
  • Primer: Ah, I know primer oh. I know the name but I can’t remember what it does.
  • Lip liner: I thought I’ve answered this. What did I say you put on your lips? *I answer, that he said highlighter* That means I’ve failed highlighter… I meant lipliner.
  • Brow Pencil: For carving eyebrows.

Boys: Girls wear makeup to impress boys.

Girls: You think I own 78 MAC Lipsticks to impress someone who can’t tell the difference between Ruby Woo and Russian Red? No.

  • Serum: That’s an English word. To wash your face? If this was an exam, I’ll say a liquid formula that you use to wipe your face before or after makeup
  • Cleanser: Normally put on a cotton wool and deep cleanse your skin.
  • Micellar water: Honestly I’ve never heard it before. I won’t lie!
  • Toner: That word can mean many things. Not sure babes.
  • BB cream: I’m assuming you won’t put a cream before you have makeup on, so BB cream has to be what you put in your face before you start making up. 

I thought he did pretty well – must be the effect of the YouTube videos I watched with him at some point. The definition of Mascara cracked me up, and when he defined highlighter, I’d have spilled my drink from my mouth if I had one at that moment! Plus did you catch his slight shade at my make up back in the days?

I asked him if he thought it the test was hard, and he said “Not really, just that there’s so many things I’ve never heard of before…” 

What do you think? How well will the men in your life do?



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pS: I think I finally have 6 empty makeup containers from, so I’m eligible for a free lipstick from MAC! I’m thinking of a red or purple shade. Any suggestions?


The Make-Up Questions That Keep Us All Awake at Night

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September 17, 2016
questions and struggles about using makeup

Is it weird to admit that I have only got professional makeup done three times –  my civil ceremony, Nigerian traditional wedding and my white wedding! Oh wait, there’s one more – that freebie experience (where my makeup sort of looked like Lupita’s initially).

I think makeup can be great. In particular I think having very well defined eyebrows really does enhance one’s face. In this post, we talked about best tools to shave your eyebrows, and if there’s one thing I’m liking these days, it’s well groomed brows. (I gushed about all the fleek brows during the CV&Career Workshop.)


Body Hair Removal Tips & Tricks – From the Head to the Legs!

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July 21, 2016
essentials for body hair removal

Yesterday, I woke up to a hilarious conversation on a WhatsApp group, where a friend was moaning about the pain of getting a Brazilian wax. I’d intended to write a post on body hairs so the conversation was perfect timing.

So, from the head to the legs, let’s talk about body hair removal, shall we? 


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