5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD INCLUDE ROSEWATER IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rosewater skin benefits
We may or may not have seen products with Rosewater in supermarkets before. It’s even possible that we’ve used such products before but we may not know the benefits of this simply amazing ingredient in our skincare routine.

Rosewater has been around for a very long time. It has been rumored to be have been a part of Cleopatra’s beauty regimen. It is a powerful ingredient that should be incorporated in our daily skincare routine. It contains antioxidants and antibacterial properties that promotes healthy skin. 

BENEFITS OF ROSEWATER 
• Maintains Skin’s ph balance : Usage of different soaps , face cleansers, etc can change the skin’s ph level , thereby encouraging the growth of acne-causing bacteria. Rose water has a ph level of 5.5 and it would help the skin to maintain its ph balance. 

• Removes excess oil : When Rosewater is used , especially as a toner, it helps to remove excess oils and dirt from the surface and skin and this stops the growth of bacteria that leads to acne. In essence , rose water curbs acne. 

 Improves hydration: Just like our hair , our skin needs to be hydrated to be in its best state. Rosewater leaves your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized upon application. It can also be used as a setting spray before and after makeup application. It settles into the pores and offers optimal hydration to the skin.
Rosewater skin benefits

Soothes redness and irritations : Due to its anti-inflammatory properties ,rosewater when applied helps to soothe redness and irritations on the skin. It is also known for its antibacterial properties which help in the healing of wounds , cuts and burns. 

Slows down aging : Skin ages faster because of the harsh UV rays from the sun and other harsh chemicals from products we use, rosewater contains antioxidants that slow down aging as well. Isn’t that marvelous?

This just sounds like it’s too good to be true but I can testify to the works of rosewater. Since I have included it in my skincare routine, I have noticed a significant difference. I currently use a rosewater toner by Nature Vitale. This is an amazing product and I definitely recommend it. Other rosewater products that I recommend include Boots glycerine and rosewater toner and the Mario Badescu facial spray with aloe, herbs and rosewater. Be on the lookout for products that contain rosewater and find a way to incorporate it into your skincare routine. You can also make yours , you can check here to know how to diy. For further reading on the numerous benefits and uses , you can check here , here and here.
Rosewater skin benefits

Do you have a skincare routine? Have you ever used any product that contains rosewater? What did you think of it ? Please leave me a comment. 

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”
‭‭John‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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HOUSE OF TARA MARGARET EKPO PALETTE

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Nigerian Brands Eyeshadow
The House of Tara Margaret Ekpo palette is one of my favorite makeup products. I have honestly not used a palette this beautiful before. I’ve been using this palette for more than a year now so it’s the right time to give an in-depth review. When reviewing a product I usually consider these factors ; packaging , pigmentation, durability , portability and affordability. So let’s get right into it , shall we?


Packaging : The palette comes in a sleek black pack and it contains 12 colors. The palette also came with two sponge eyeshadow applicators that I threw away without blinking. The packaging is matte black with the brand name written on the cover. I quite like this packaging but my only problem is it tends to get dirty easily with fingerprint smudges and the like on its cover but it can be cleaned with a wet rag. The palette also contains a mirror which is a nice bonus. 
Nigerian Brands Eyeshadow

Pigmentation : This palette is really pigmented   The range of colors are gorgeous and dramatic. The texture of the shadows are smooth and soft to the touch. Though the colors are pigmented , I would recommend that you use an eyeshadow base like the Nyx jumbo stick in milk to make the colors a bit more brighter and stand out more. You do get a bit of fall out when applying these shadows but it’s expected as these are matte shades and it’s nothing that can’t be cleaned off with a brush or wipe. One thing I love about this palette is the way the colors were picked. Each color is represented in two shades ; a darker shade and a lighter one. Pretty neat right?

Durability : So another reason why I recommend layering these shadows with a base is so you can get them to last longer on your eyes. This doesn’t mean that without the base it won’t last because it will. The base is just for extra assurance. I haven’t experienced it fading before. 

Portability : It is really portable. You can travel with this in your bag. It does have a mirror in it so it’s best to be careful. Possibly wrap it in a bag but besides that it is not a fragile palette. It is sturdy enough to be in your bag and not opening to paint every other thing in your bag (been there before? Cause I have). 

Affordability: I bought this palette when it is was still being sold at 2,500 Naira but unfortunately due to the recession, its price has hiked to 4,500 which is still a fair price for 12 crazy pigmented colors. It is totally affordable because when you compare it to other palettes in the market , 4500 is easier on the wallet and it lasts a long time. Just look at the pictures I have to clarify. I have been using this palette for a while and still I haven’t hit pan on any colors. Totally worth your money. 
Nigerian Brands Eyeshadow

Final verdict : If you see this palette, make sure you get it. I highly recommend it. You will get your money’s worth with this one. I assure you. 
To see some other products I recommend, check my post on the best products of 2017. 

I hope you found this review helpful and you consider this palette when next you’re buying makeup. 

What palettes have you been loving? I’ve been looking for another palette to buy. Please leave recommendations in the comment section for me. 

“He replied, “You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?” In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NIV‬‬




BEST OF 2017 - MAKEUP AND SKINCARE.

Thursday, January 18, 2018



2018 is here , so it’s the perfect time to share some of my favorites of 2017, both makeup and skincare. Unfortunately, I didn’t get as much makeup and skincare as I would have liked but I’m going to share with you the few that I purchased and fell in love with.


1) LA GIRL PRO COVERAGE HD FOUNDATION. I already have an in-depth  review on this beautiful body of foundation, check here for it.  At first I didn’t like it because I got the wrong shade but then I found a way around it and since then I’ve been in love with it. It gives that healthy natural glow to the face and it is actually long wearing. 



2)   ELF SUNKISSED BRONZER. This highlighter is absolutely gorgeous. I also have a review on it here. It is pigmetend and completely affordable, you can’t beat that combination. I have a review here



3) NUBAN BEAUTY PRO COMPLEXION BLENDER   I think this is my favorite purchase of 2017. It is so unbelievably soft and it does its job perfectly. You can get it here. It’s from a Nigerian brand and very affordable, you should try it. 



4) KAYGE COSMETICS LIPLINER IN COCOA  Another Nigerian brand on my list and I must say they definitely didn’t disappoint on this one. I talked about this one in my affordable go-to everyday nude lipsticks post. It is the perfect brown to complement any nude lipstick. It doesn’t seem a surprise to me that I’ve almost run out of it because I was reaching for it almost every single day. Highly recommend it. 


5)HOUSE OF TARA MARGARET EKPO PALETTE. This eyeshadow palette right here is a girl’s dream palette. It has so many pigmented (yes, I’m shouting) and colorful shades. It just screams drama and I love drama (only in my makeup though). If you love playing with eyeshadow you should get this palette, you won’t regret it. 


6) JUMIA LASHES. I call them Jumia lashes because that’s where I got them from and they don’t have any names. I got them for 600 Naira each. Each pack comes with 5 pairs. That price is just unbelievable especially as these lashes are super gorgeous. I think the price may have gone up a bit but I urge you to get them. 


7) BOOTS GLYCERIN AND ROSEWATER TONER. This is the only skincare item on my list but it’s one of the most important things I bought this year. It has played such an important role in getting my skin to where it is now. It is also extremely affordable at 800 Naira. If there’s anything you should get on this list , I think it should be this. 

All of these items are highly recommended and of course they’re all affordable because I’m about that budget friendly lifestyle. Please try them out and see. If you have any of these items please comment them in the comment section and also please give me your recommendations because I’m open to trying out new things this year. 
PS: I have included links to where you can purchase some of these items so you don’t get confused, just click the name of the product. 

Happy new year everyone. This year is going to be amazing and I feel it deep down. So buckle up and enjoy the ride

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
‭‭James‬ ‭5:16‬ 




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