Blog One Year Anniversary and Morocco Haul
My blog is a year old!!! Time flies!!! Took me so long to start this blog and so grateful for everyone who has taken their time to read and contribute one way or the other to it.I had this long speech planned but will keep it simple.Thank you so much!
Now to the haul
Anytime I travel outside Nigeria, I am always on the lookout for skincare/beauty products and Morocco was no exception.I had heard so much about their ghassoul clay and used their black soap earlier this year and fell in love with it. Since I was heading to London from Morocco, I didn’t buy the usual skincare I knew I could find at Boots, Superdrug etc though the prices were pretty close if not the same.I pretty much focused on things I could only find in Morocco and just generally enjoyed being a tourist.
What I got
Argan Oil – I am sure you have heard Morocco is the best place to get the purest form of argan oil,so our guide took me to the souk where I got some. I got a 250ml bottle for 200 MAD (about $20). I don’t know if that is too pricey or too cheap or even if the oil is the purest but smells like and feels like the one my friend got me years ago from Morocco as well though I would have loved to get it from the women who make it directly like she did just to be sure.Or even watch them make my batch. It cost the same as the inner souk though. Also $20 is about N7,200…add profit and try to figure out how anyone is able to sell 150mls argan oil for N3,500!!!! Stay woke guys!
Black soap with olive oil – honestly this is one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Morocco…LOL. I got one from a spa in Lagos for N5,000 and got the same quantity in Morocco for the equivalent of N400!!! I saw the ‘packaged’ version for $42!!!This was used during my hammam (read about my experience here) so I got more.
Kessa Sponge – used during hammam. It is like a rough glove used to exfoliate the body. So so good This will replace the body scrubs I buy. I plan to use this once a month. Anymore may end up hurting my skin.
Ghassoul clay mask – another item I knew I could get in Morocco only… at least the legit one. I was told the one I got which is mixed with aker fassi and sweet orange oil which will help hyperpigmentation so let’s see how that goes. Aker fassi is made from poppy petals rich in active ingredients, which provide moisturizing, softening and anti-wrinkle properties. It also has antioxidant,calming and soothing properties because it contains flavonoids
El Beldi Rosewater – self explanatory. The mist action on this is so good. Got this for the Moroccan heat but ended up bringing it home. Again don’t buy expensive rosewater. This was as cheap as chips..
Le Petit Marseillais Body wash – a total #InstagramMadeMeDoIt …I had seen this on a few pages I follow and it was cheap so I got it especially for travel and days I don’t want to use an exfoliating sponge.Got it at Carrefour
Pumice stone – given to me free after I purchased the oil. I have probably paid for it…LOL
Have you tried any of these items? What are your thoughts on the ones you tried