Plastic

Since the start of the year, Iโ€™ve put zero effort into my physical appearance. Make-Up routines have become a distant memory, my heels have accumulated dust of varying degrees andย my hair has been somewhat neglected, neatly hidden between braids or Senegalese twists.

Between my Mum, Wura and Gbonju, I experienced an unsequenced, well articulated ‘intervention’. I didn’t make any promises, but I did resolve to ‘do better’ more consistently.

Heels would ordinarily have been my first step towards my ‘come back’ but given that I walk up four flights of stairs every morning, I passed on that struggle (thank you very much)! The other option was Make-Up.

My Make-Up is pretty basic, so this shouldnโ€™t be much of a problem, right? Wrong! My biggest issue has been an oil defying, sweat resistant (I’m actually not kidding) PRIMER. At the end of every day, I find that a considerable amount of my oily skin disintegrates my LA Girl HD, boils through my MAC NW45 and my Make-Up in general starts to slip right off my face. Once or twice, I’ve tried to psyche myself into thinking it’s a ‘dewy look’ but it’s not. Ladies, I need your help!

I’ve read bareMinerals is pretty decent (it’s made with natural ingredients)…

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Source: bareMinerals.co.uk

But I had a conversation with Wura last night and she pretty much swore by Becca Ever-Matte Primer…

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Source: Sephora Australia

Any suggestions? Maybe I should take this to the Insta-polls…?

Meanwhile, I think this has been one of my best Make-Up looks all YEAR…. AND it’s a picture of myself that I actually like, so I’m just going to drop. this. right. here.

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xXx

Ps: Can I be Victoria Beckham for a day? LOVE that lady! Need to get my hands on a copy of October’s Vogue (my birthday month, whoop!)

Pps: A holiday is much needed. I’m still keen on seeing the world

Pps: What do you think of the heading ‘Plastic’? I kinda like it.

The Holy Grail

Coconut oil is one of those discoveries that have you feeling like you just won a million bucks!!! It’s one of those findings that have you wondering how ever you lived without it!!! It’s the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow!!!! It’s the icing on the cake of natural beauty, and what one of my newly discovered blogs refers to as the Holy Grail!!!

In the second of my series in organic treasures, I bring you the renowned Coconut oil! Following the structure of the first in the series: Women’s Gold, I’m going to take you through my top uses and benefits of Coconut Oil and they are as follows:

1. Skin Care: Coconut oil’s rich consistency provides instant moisture to all skin types leaving the skin noticeably softer and better moisturized.

2. Hair Care: Coconut oil serves as anything from a hot oil treatment, to a deep conditioner, and everything in between… it does it all really, reducing protein loss and aiding growth in damaged hair.

3. Make Up remover: I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve always had a problem with getting make up removers in Nigeria. Fortunately, coconut oil wipes even waterproof mascara right off.

Go on, try it and see for yourself.

xXx

Ps: If you have any problems getting your hands on coconut oil, just let me know and I’ll recommend places!

Pps: I’m watching Meet Joe Black for the umpteenth time and falling in love with the script all over again…. I love you Brad Pitt *sigh*