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Product Review: Jordan Samuel Skin etOILe with Retinol Treament Oil

Product Name: Jordan Samuel etOILe with Retinol Treatment Oil Background Info/Claims: Jordan Samuel Skin is a small Seattle-based brand owned by a former ballerina Jordan Samuel who is now an esthetician. After 11 years as a successful ballerina, he took on trainings and eventually opened his own clinic where he provides clients with his unique ‘Signature Facial”. He has created… Read More »

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New Skincare in My Stash

For some reason I was able to control myself and not buy a lot of skincare while I was away. I am now focused on simple and effective routines and the few purchases I made were repurchases and/or replacements. I am particularly proud as I went into my favourite stores and saw a LOT of my favourite products but I… Read More »

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My Laser Hair Removal Experience

I doubt I would be wrong to say body hair is what a lot of women struggle with, especially facial hair! My battle with facial hair began about 2004. I won’t say I am king kong but I do have a bit of body hair and the one on my chin gives me the most concern. I noticed a few… Read More »

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TIPS FOR GREAT SKIN

Hello Everyone! I am finally back from my holiday and I promise to resume blogging frequently…….so help me God! I have had a few people ask me about tips for good skin…which means I must be doing something right (knocks on wood). I am no Sanaa Lathan or Tracie Ellis Ross skinwise but these ten tips have worked wonders for… Read More »

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Product Review – Miniso Make Up Pads

Name of Product: Miniso Make up Pads. I don’t know why they chose to call it pads as they are actually sheets Background Info/Claims: MINISO, a Japan-based designer brand and promoter of global “intelligent consumer products”. They opened their stores in Nigeria in 2017 and have a variety of products ranging from beauty to household and other consumer goods.’No fluff, no… Read More »

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How to Build Your Own Routine

One of the top requests I get via DM on Instagram is “Can you please help me create a skincare routine I can follow ?”. Personally I believe you are in the best position to build your own routine as you know your skin best, you know your skintype and you can choose products you would actually use. That being… Read More »

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My Current Morning Skincare Routine

My morning routine is not as exciting as my night routine as I am always running late in a hurry I started leaning towards simpler routines after watching (read: stalking) Dr Sam Bunting’s YouTube videos. She is a London based dermatologist who loves the minimalist approach to skincare. No matter how much of a hurry I’m in, my routine follows… Read More »

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My Current Night-time Skincare Routine

My night time routine is one that I would say varies a lot depending on how much time I have, where my skin is at or what skin issues I’m dealing with. Most days, I don’t wear powder or foundation to work. I just wear lipstick and sometimes eyeliner and/or mascara, mostly because I’m usually running late and I’m proud… Read More »

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How To Wash Your Face + Giveaway

I’m sure you are wondering why I’m writing a post on how to wash your face as it’s a no brainer right? Wrong! This simple act has so many versions so it is easy to get confused. Far too often, many people tell me about how they do not need to wash their face in the morning (where do you… Read More »

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Is Social Media Ruining Your Skin?

Raise your hand if you ever have a skin issue and the first thing you do is check Google or go on a skin “expert’s” page on Instagram or YouTube channel and check what products they use so you can buy them as well? You are not alone! I used to do that too but now I know better. I… Read More »