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Thursday, November 30, 2017




I've been blogging for about a year now , but I haven't been consistent at all. I started getting consistent around August and even then I am still slacking. I haven't done as much as I have planned to. I've been facing challenges left, right and center.

Today I'm going to share some of my challenges and how I plan to beat them into submission.

DIY TURMERIC MASK FOR GLOWING SKIN AND ACNE

Friday, November 24, 2017

Affordable skincare has my name written all over it. I'm currently retracing my steps back to get my clear skin back and I have been using affordable and natural items to achieve this. I had been hearing about the wonders of turmeric and I decided to give it a shot.

Turmeric has been used in skincare in India for centuries and everybody knows how Indians especially their girls age really well so if they recommend turmeric, I'm going to use turmeric. This turmeric mask is easy to make. You only need 
  • Honey - few drops 
  • Turmeric- a teaspoon 
  • Milk - 3 tablespoons 
  • Flour - 2 tablespoons 
All you have to do is mix the ingredients together until it forms a paste. Apply onto your skin for about 10-15 minutes and then rinse off and follow with the rest of your skincare routine. 

Benefits of Turmeric 
  • It has antibacterial properties that help in the reduction of acne and it possesses anti-inflammatory properties that treat the inflammation caused by pimples 
  • It's antioxidant and anti-inflammatory components contribute to the natural glow of the skin. 
  • It is used in the treatment of psoriasis and other dermalogical conditions. 
  • It reduces wrinkles, stretch marks and tan. 
  • It helps with hyper-pigmentation. 
Benefits of honey 
  • It unclogs pores 
  • It has antibacterial properties so it helps in the prevention and treatment of acne. 
  • It is moisturizing and soothing and contributes to the natural glow 
  • Its antioxidant properties help slow down aging. 
Benefits of milk 
  • Slows down aging , gives youthful glowing skin. 
  • Helps fade dark spots and marks , reduces acne. 
  • It unclogs pores 
  • It reduces pigmentation , lightens tan and soothes sunburned skin.
With all these , you can see how beneficial this easy mask can be to your skin. After using this mask , my skin was glowing without even applying a moisturizer. I think everyone should definitely try this out. You'll be glad you did it. You can store the mask for later use like I have. This is definitely going to be a part of my skincare routine now. 

“Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”      
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭

Do you enjoy skincare? If so, please give me some affordable skincare suggestions you recommend. Have a wonderful day everyone. 

LA GIRL PRO COVERAGE ILLUMINATING FOUNDATION | REVIEW

Thursday, November 16, 2017



Last month, I wrote a post on how to find your perfect foundation shade   and in that post I talked about how I had made a hasty decision when I was buying my most recent foundation. Well , today I'm going to be giving a full review on the foundation in question.

The LA girl pro coverage high definition long wearing illuminating foundation (quite a mouthful) claims to be ideal for a flawless looking full coverage finish. It also boasts of a lightweight formula that is comfortable for all day wear. The paraben free formula with added anti-oxidants helps hydrate and improve the skin's appearance. Does it live up to these claims however? Let's find out. 

First things first , the packaging. It comes in a sleek transparent bottle and it comes with a pump attached and that's already an added bonus in my books because it helps to reduce wastage of product. It contains 26ml of foundation which may be a little less than the usual 30ml foundation bottle that most brands have. 


This foundation gives a medium to full coverage so yes , they weren't bluffing about the coverage. It does not dry matte , it stays dewy and that gives such a beautiful natural glow. I absolutely love the finish of this foundation. I have normal skin so I don't mind the dewy look but if you have oily or combination skin then this might not be ideal for you but you can still make it work. That's what primers , setting sprays and blotting sheets are for. It does have a smell which you may or may not mind , I don't mind the smell. I'm yet to see a foundation that smells nice. 

I wanted to test its longevity so I did my makeup on Sunday around 7am and by 9/10pm I was only a tad bit oily. Let's not forget that I don't have oily skin, so it may be different for my oily skin babes. 

Finally, the price. It is extremely affordable. I got mine for about 3,500 at a makeup store in my city. That price coupled with the awesomeness of this foundation gives it my stamp of approval. I really love this foundation but the only problem I have is that I didn't get the right shade but I cannot just waste a perfectly good bottle of foundation. I have found a way to make it work for me. Please don't make the silly mistake I did , make sure you read my post on how to get the right foundation shade because you'll be glad you did. 

In all, I would highly recommend this foundation if you have normal or dry skin but if you have oily or combination skin and you still want to try it out , you definitely can make it work for you.  LA girl cosmetics is quickly becoming one of my favorites , from the concealer to this foundation. I can't wait to try more stuff from them. You can buy this foundation here

Which do you prefer , dewy finish or matte finish ? Please leave me comments , I love to read them. Have a wonderful day. 

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. ‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29‬:‭13‬ 

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