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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Adult Acne...

Halo peeps! Today's post is going to deal with ACNE! And i am not just talking about puberty acne, but Adult Acne...

According to research, about 40-55% of adults from age 20-40 still suffer from breakouts!

Adult acne is quite different from those gotten during puberty. It tends to heal slower, it lasts longer, and leaves dark spots too! It usually appears in weird areas such as chin, chest, back or lower jawline.

While stress is often a primary trigger for acne in adults, there are other factors that cause adults to break out such as overactive sebaceous (oil) glands, the accumulation of dead skin cell, bacteria and inflammation.

First of all, you have to understand what to do in order to slow down the appearance of break outs:

De-stress Your Life: Stress is a huge factor that contributes to adult acne. Try reducing stress through having massages, yoga, exercises or through breathing technique (take out time to close your eyes, breathe in and breathe out!)

Use High Quality Skincare Products: Always choose a skincare range that best suits your skin type. Just because your friend is using something that works for him/her does not mean it will work for you. Visit a skincare specialist to help you with products that will work for you and also help you understand your skin better.

Avoid Touching Your Face Or Picking Blemishes:Try not to pick your pimples. Your hands carry lots of germs during the day, therefore try to wash your hands before even touching your face and don't pick!

Avoid picking blackheads/white heads: If not done properly, this can spread the infection to other parts and cause more breakouts. Go for facials to get your face picked professionally.

And for the Ladies, NEVER go to bed with your make up on. Just don't! The skin begins regenerating and detoxifying around 10pm.This is why good skin care is vital @ night.

Having said that, these simple steps will help you achieve an acne free skin: Cleanse (using the appropriate cleanser), Treat (using appropriate acne treatment cream) and Protect (with the use of moisturiser).

Use Professional Skincare To Treat, Clear and Prevent Acne. This means you might need to go to a spa or see a dermatologist/skincare specialist. Most products used by professionals are much more potent than the regular over the counter products. A visit to a spa to treat acne can be the first step to a blemish free skin. An after facial experience will help you with dealing with your skin better as the specialist will tell you what products to use for follow up. Its advisable to go for a facial every 4-6 weeks till you notice a visible difference.

Acne Solutions:

Proactiv Solution is great for really sensitive skin 

Neutrogena Acne Range is great for Combination skin type.

Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne treatment can be applied on the pimple directly!

Various Acne Products, but ensure you pick the one that best suits your skin type.

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Wash is great for oily skin.

Great for Oily Skin

Murad range great for all skin types

Great for Oily skin.

Hope this helps...xoxo

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Body Polish...

Most of the time, before I post a topic, I always have to be inspired. Either by a product I am using, a research I am doing or a recipe i discovered!

For me, there must be inspiration. Thats why I do not put up posts sometimes 3 days straight! On those days, I simply am not inspired and because I do not blog for blogging sake, I decide I will post only when I have the most inspiring tips, dos and don'ts for healthy glowing skin!

So, I was going through some of my skin care products and decided to share another secret to glowing healthy skin. Have in mind that glowing skin has nothing to do with whether you are dark or fair. You can glow irrespective of your colour. So lets go:

What is Body Polish?
A body polish is a skin exfoliation technique which is designed to rejuvenate your skin. Polishing your body involves elements of massage and body scrubs to reveal a layer of shiny, soft, moisturised skin. It is designed to also cleanse your skin.

Body polish is offered mainly in spas, which begins with the application of aromatic oils to hydrate your pores, followed by the use of an exfoliant to smoothen and refresh your skin. Ingredients such as sea salts, sugar, oatmeal, herbs, or even crushed fruit seeds can be used in the body polish process.

The exfoliant is rubbed vigorously across your body, massaged into the skin and then rinsed away to reveal a glowing, smooth, silky and polished skin. Its lastly followed by an application of a lovely creamy moisturiser.

Other benefits include helping to reduce cellulite, improves blood flow, and lymph circulation.

Now here's the great part, of course going to the spa is great, its one of my best things to do in the world. But sometimes, you just don't have the time or that extra cash to spend. Well, you can make your own polishes @ home. Check out these recipes here
Home Made Skin Care Treatment For SENSITIVE Skin...

Additionally, I have decided to share some of the products I use if I do not have time to whip up my own recipe. I love these products and they have done my skin good. Check them out!

1. The Body Shop Lime & Coconut Shower Gel
2. The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish

1. Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Scrub (absolutely love!)
2. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub with Brazillian Nuts.
3. Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Honey Drops Body Cream.

Always find the time to pamper your skin and yourself. Your skin only reflects what you are feeding it or using on it! nothing more!!

Feel free to drop your comments, questions and ideas, till the next post...

Do You Know?

Halo, I am feeling exceptionally happy today. Do you get that feeling too? A feeling that you just know that something new, and exciting is about to happen in your life! Well, thats the way i have been feeling lately.

I want to share some tips of things you probably don't know or tips that you do know, but don't care to do! It concerns your skin and little things that you need to know in order to make it glow with radiance. Keep reading:

1. Dirt and residue from your hair products can build up on your pillowcases and cause you to break out?

Tip: Change your pillowcases as often as needed in order to avoid break outs on your face.

2. Exfoliation causes a burst of cell renewal, which leads to enhanced skin appearance. Exfoliation also removes dead and dry skin cells revealing a smoother and brighter skin, which enables the effective penetration of your skincare products.

Tip: Choose a gentle daily exfoliant instead of hard, sandy types.

3. Hot and steamy baths could strip your skin of its moisture and leave it dry and irritated.
Tip Opt for a warm/cool bath instead!

4. Oily skin needs as much moisturising as dry skin. You can have oily skin and still experience dehydration.

Tip: Use oil control lotion, which provides oil free hydration and minimises shine.

5. Sunscreen shields and protects your skin from the damaging effects of the sun and other harsh weathers such as winter.

SPF15 - BodyShop

SPF30 - La prairie

Tip: A minimum of SPF15 is recommended for everyday use, while SPF30 is great for skins already showing ageing signs.

Hopefully, these tips will enlighten you on how to treat your skin better to bring out that glow! it feels like too much work right? The trick to beautiful skin is consistency, after a while you just find yourself doing those things automatically, it becomes as easy as wearing your bra or boxers! lol!!

Till the next post, please keep your comments, questions and ideas coming through leaving a comment. kisses...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Really Need To Loose Weight Realistically? Here's How...

My weight loss experience is an ongoing process. I am still on my way to being that size that will make me happier. Notice i said "happier"? It shows i am happy with the way i look already, however, i know there is room for improvements.

Loosing weight is an issue that is constantly on our minds, and people struggle a lot with it, especially when all people seem to refer to when they see you is "how FAT you are! Personally, I find that really rude and try not to even talk about weight when I haven't seen a friend in a long time. But a lot of people never seem to learn or even care that one could be going through a struggle with their weight.

So today, I felt inspired to share little ways one can begin with in other to shed a few pounds. Here goes:

Its allowed to eat what u enjoy, albeit, MODERATELY. You can start with a few spoons, then take more spoons later. Spreading your calorie intake will help a lot. So, its more like "micing" your snacks, lol!

Secondly, try to EAT @ HOME B4 A PARTY/WEDDING
We love to party in Nigeria. But it would do you a lot of good if you eat @ home before going for that wedding or birthday party. You find that if you do not eat @ home, you get so hungry when you get to a party, and the tendency to over eat is high. Moreover, it will also help you comport yourself as you won't act too hungry when you sight the foods being served!

STOP eating @ Midnight..

I know, it feels so good to snack @ night, right? Of course the result will be wider waist lines, lol! So try as hard as you can through ensuring that you feed well during the day, try to sleep early enough so you don't crave food and if U MUST, just check out the final pointer below:


Its your food, its not running, lol. Reduce your portion size. Its not easy, but it can be done. Its better to eat 6 little portions, than wolf down 1 big size portion in one seating. Reduce that jollof rice and see how you will start to shrink! 

Remember, we are all in this together, however, ONLY U can help yourself... Good luck

Still On Perfectil...

So my previous post was on the multivitamin called Perfectil. Read it here, PERFECTIL... Perfect For Your Skin, Nails And Hair . It is a multivitamin that is especially formulated for Hair, Skin and Nails. I got some questions asking if there are side effects with this vitamin capsules. So for the aid of other readers, i would reply openly and the answer is NO!

To the best of my knowledge and as someone who has used the drug, it does nothing but enhance the radiance of your Skin, Hair and Nails. It is important to also find out about whatever drug you decide to take from your doctor or pharmacist.

Again, multivitamins have no side effects! Having said that, i would also love to introduce another multivitamin (made by same company, Vitabiotics); that is specifically designed to make your skin glow. It is called "Perfectil, Platinum"

My pack of Perfectil Platinum

Perfectil Platinum, great for bringing out the radiance in your skin.

This product is made by Vitabiotics, a leading multivitamin brand that has other vitamins for pregnant women, young kids and older adults. However, the Perfectil Platinum*** is specifically for beautiful skin.

Benefits include:
1. Skin & Collagen Formulation. It contains Vit C, B2 and B3, which contribute to the maintenance of the skin.

2. Cell Division & Protection: This helps in protecting and repairing your skin from sun damage, environmental pollutions, smoking and other factors that can contribute to damaging your skin. The multivitamin includes Vit D, B12 and Folic acid.

3. All round Hair and Nail Support: It includes biotin, which contributes to healthy hair, and also Selenium and Zinc, which contribute to great nails.

There, you have it! A comprehensive explanation why should consider using this multivitamin and not worry about side effects. Additionally, carefully read the pack of the drug before you start.
Its recommended for daily intake and should be taken on a full stomach, so take with your main meal (see pack for more details)...
Will post a picture of how I look in 2 weeks (wink!!), remember I am glad to be your guinea pig! lol!! Till the next post, have fun and keep glowing...

By the way, this multivitamin is suitable for men and women of all ages...

Saturday, June 22, 2013

PERFECTIL... Perfect For Your Skin, Nails And Hair

 I met a beautiful woman between the ages of 35-37, many many years ago in Wuse market, Abuja-Nigeria. And when I say beautiful, I don't mean brazillian wearing, eye lash fixing and make up painted face. No! I mean naturally stunning and a glow to behold. Her hair was so full, long, dark and healthy, her nails looked almost pink, but in a natural way, shiny, not from the use of OPI top coat! And finally, her skin looked like butter and felt so smooth, as I later touched her in the bid to get her attention. She looked every inch a Naturally beautiful well put together woman.

Then came my million dollar question. "Hello madam, pls what do you use for your hair and skin?" She smiled pleasantly, and simply replied, "PERFECTIL"

Wow! I was confused, I had never heard that name before, but I humbly jotted down exactly what she said and decided to do my research later.

And of course, I went searching, looking and checking all the drug stores I knew for this miracle drug, but couldn't find it! I eventually gave up, sadly of course!!

On a good day, I went into a store looking for something entirely different. While in the store I just looked left and there, sitting on a "mantle" was my trophy, PERFECTIL. So I quickly bought it and ran off to look beautiful, lol.. And yes, within 2 weeks, I noticed my hair was fuller. My nails stronger and longer; something I hadn't seen in a while and of course, I was getting asked questions as well. "What do you use for your skin?" "Your hair is shiny, is it Olive Oil Relaxer?" lol...

So, after many years, I have decided to also share with you, my lovelies.


PERFECTIL*** is a multivitamin by Vitabiotics and they refer to this drug as "The Science Of Beauty". Its a formula for great looking skin, hair and nails and true to their words, it does exactly just that! It gives you beauty from within, which then radiates out.

Perfectil is recommended for use by both men and women of all ages to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails. It is available in 30 tablets (1 months supply) and 90 tablets (3 months supply) packed with the essential nutrients to give you great skin, hair and nails too.

 It is recommended to take 1 tablet a day with your main meal. It must be taken on a FULL stomach and must be taken with plenty of water, not tea or coffee!*** 
For Pregnant women, pls consult your doctor before you start to use the capsules.

Find out more on their website:

It can be found in various leading pharmacies in Nigeria like Medplus.

You are welcome...xoxo

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Pineapple+ Apple Juice: A Refreshing Drink...

So, I made a Pineapple and Apple juice today and decided to share this DELICIOUS drink with you.

Its nice to make what we eat and drink from scratch. Its more nutritious and refreshing. You should try this @ home plus its much cheaper. Think of how many packs of juice you would need for 6 people.

Well, this juice satisfied 6 people and I didn't have to spend much! Enjoy!!

Easy step 1: chop 1 Big Pineapple and 4 - 6 cored apples

Tip for fruit juicing beginners: To core an apple means to remove the centre of the apple where the seeds are...

 Easy step 2: Use a juicer*** as seen below to extract the fresh juice from the fruits...

Final easy step 3: Add crushed ice or ice cubes into a glass and serve chilled. Decorate with any fruits of your choice. I used strawberry.

Enjoy the freshness that fruits provide.

Consumption of Pineapples are great fro glowing skin and apples are also great for weight loss.

Enjoy and Happy Father's Day!!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Stretch Marks.. All You Need To Know And Do...

Stretch Marks appear on the body in different places for different reasons. Stretch marks occur when the dermis, the middle layer of the skin, is stretched to a point where its elasticity begins to break down.  As the dermis is stretched, the epidermis (which is the outer layer of the skin), also stretches, thereby leaving a visible scar on the skin, otherwise known as stretch marks.

Causes of stretch marks include weight gain, heavy weight lifting, pregnancy, using bleaching creams, stress, or even adolescence. Strech marks are commonly found on breasts, arms, thighs, stomach, and buttocks. Other uncommon places could be legs and backs.

Can Stretch Marks Go Away?
Well, not completely on their own. But with the help of creams, oils and Laser light therapy, they can fade to a point where they become completely not noticeable.

How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks can be a thing of bother to some people, therefore, there is always an urgent need to get rid of it fast. It is important to note that consistency is key in dealing with stretch marks and with continuous treatment, stretch mark will reduce considerably.

Expecting stretch marks to fade away quickly is unrealistic as you should bear in mind that the damage is done from the inner layer of the skin.
However, these remedies posted are sure to help reduce scaring to the barest minimum.

Based on research, I will recommend natural and cheap recipes one can use to reduce stretch marks.

Firstly, it is vital to note that your skin is nourished based on what you eat. So a balanced diet is key. Staying away from junk food will go a long way in healing the scars caused by stretch marks. You also need to drink a lot of water daily, so try swapping your soda for water. Also try eating foods that are rich in Vitamins A, E, C and minerals such as veggies, fish, almonds, eggs, beans, etc. A balanced diet rich in these vitamins as listed can keep your skin healthy and help prevent or heal stretch marks.

Natural Shea butter (or OREE) is a great remedy to reduce stretch marks. Its high in Vit. A and E. Try rubbing shea butter on your marks 2ce or 3ce a day.

Raw Natural Shea Butter

Another home remedy is to rub Pure Olive Oil on the marks. Excellent recipe for stretch marks too.

Olive Oil

Other Oils include almond oil, avocado oil, or Castor Oil, all of which can be found in the market or good grocery store.

Almond Oil

Avocado Oil

These oils are sure to leave your skin in a better condition apart from helping reduce your stretch marks, they are also known to moisturise the skin deeply, improving complexion and radiance.

Alternatively, try Bio Oil

To learn more about stretch marks, kindly click on this link Yeah, People with Stretch Marks

Feel free to leave your comments and questions and I will try to answer them as quickly as I see them.
Till the next post, xoxo

Scrub To Glow! Almond+Milk+Sugar

Hi! This simple scrub is sure to improve the look of your skin. Its easy and inexpensive and great for your skin.

All you need is Almond nuts, Milk, and Sugar...

Check this out:

Soak Almonds in Whole cream Milk for 15 minutes and Blend (using a blender, pls not the one u use for your pepper o! lol)

The paste should look something like this. Then sprinkle sugar over your paste. (I used brown sugar as seen in the picture above, however, you can use any kind of sugar)

Notice the radiance? I assure you, you will notice a difference in glow!
This scrub can be stored in the fridge and used 2ce to 3ce a week.
Technique: Rub in circular motion from feet upwards.

I always enjoy every comment, suggestion and ideas. pls keep them coming...


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Quick Surfing Through The Blog...

Hi there! Are you new on the blog and want to know what over 12,000 people (in less than 2 months) and counting are raving about? Here are links to take you through the blog as quickly as possible.

So sit back make a pineapple smoothie (mix pineapple + fresh orange juice + half banana+ ice) and enjoy the blog!!

To Learn whats so great about the blog, click here: WELCOME...

To learn how to use the skincare right products effectively in order to achieve glowing skin, click here Using The Right Products But Not Getting Results?- Secrets To Proper Face Cleansing...

Tocheck out Home made remedies for pimples, pls click here:
Home Remedies For Getting Rid of Pimples Fast...

For the best hand creams to soften and smoothen your beautiful hands and nails, pls go here:
The Best Hand Creams Ever...

To understand bleaching your skin, pls click here:
Bleaching Your Skin (Part 1)

For Lovely Home interior designs, pls check here: Great Ways To Give Your Space A Facelift...

For our delicious home made spa recipes for soft glowing skin, pls go here:

There, we have it! check out other interesting posts and pls leave your comments, ideas and thoughts. lets glow together.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Using The Right Products But Not Getting Results?- Secrets To Proper Face Cleansing...

Most people use the right skin care products but still complain of the same problems that they are trying to get rid of. Why is this so?

It is important to understand that there are particular ways to apply your skincare products. Do you just apply your face moisturiser directly to your skin? Do you just rinse without paying attention? Do you just rub your facial scrubs in no particular manner?

Well this post has come to the rescue! We need to do it right to get the best result from our skin care products in order to achieve soft glowing skin.

Read on and discover the secret to proper face cleansing and watch your skin glow!

So here's how:

Firstly, Treat Your Eyes With Care. Before you start washing your face with a cleanser, you NEED TO REMOVE YOUR EYE MAKE UP. If you have racoon eyes after washing, you need to take extra care in dissolving your mascara and other eye make-up.

Recommendation: Try using this oil based cleanser, Dermalogica Precleanse as it removes stubborn eyeliner and mascara easily.

Technique: Put cleanser on a cotton pad, press lightly on eye area and wipe GENTLY after a few seconds. Repeat as needed. Then rinse off with cool water.

Secondly, Choose Your Cleanser Wisely. Washing your face PROPERLY is really important. This is because you need a clean skin to work on. Good skincare starts with a clean skin. There is no point using a toner or moisturiser or anti acne products on your skin if you don't have a clean "palette" to work with.
Also, over washing is as bad as not washing properly. Your face is not a plate, it doesn't need to be squeaky before you know its clean, lol!
Now, this stage is really important: Finding the right cleanser is key. So think of your skin type:

Oily skin tends to be better with Gel Wash, which helps dissolve oil, make up and sun screen.

Recommendation 1: Try Clinique Wash Away Gel Cleanser. 

Technique: Pour your gel cleanser on the tip of your palms and rub before you apply to your face. This technique activates the active ingredients in your cleanser and makes it work more effectively. Rub on your face tenderly and in CIRCULAR motions

Normal Skin tends to be better with Foaming Lotion Cleanser

Recommendation: Great for normal/combination Skin.

Technique: Apply a small amount of foamy cleanser on your palm and massage gently in circular motions. Rinse with luke warm water..

Dry and Sensitive skin tends to be better with Gentle Creamy Cleanser

Recommendation: Try Clarins Cleansing Milk. I Love what Milk does to the skin (check out other natural home made milk skin recipes in previous posts)...

Technique: Same as explained above.

Tip: After Cleansing, experts recommend using tepid or lukewarm water to remove cleanser. avoid water that is too hot or too cold!
Don't dry your face using a hand towel that has been hanging in your bathroom all year round. Get a face towel dedicated to your face alone.
Be Gentle in Cleaning, instead of rubbing your face with your towel, pat dry. 

Thirdly, get the right toner that suits your skin. A toner is an astringent that is used on the skin after washing your face with a cleanser and before using your moisturisers. It is used to remove excess oil and to reduce the size of your pores ( You see, toning is not same as bleaching!)
Skin toners refreshen, tightens pores, cleanses,  and moisturise skin to reveal a healthy glow. You see why you can't skip this process?
Lovely Pomegranate Toner by Body Shop

Highly recommended face Toners by Clarins. (for oily, combination and dry skin). Make sure to choose the right one..

Fourthly, Moisturise. For great Moisturizers, Click here 5 Best Facial Moisturisers...

So there we have it! These steps look like a lot of trouble, right? Wrong! Once you understand that your face needs TLC for it to glow, then these steps wouldn't be a big deal. 
Hope this helps to answer most of the questions I get asked everyday. 
Till the next post, pls feel free to leave your comments and I will try my best to answer each and every question. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Home Remedies For Getting Rid of Pimples Fast...

Pimples are normal skin condition that many people suffer from. This is a kind of inflammation of the skin where the sebaceous glands (oil glands) present on the skin get infected with bacteria, swell up, and get pus. 

Excessive sebum secretion by the oil glands is the main reason behind this problem. It generally occurs at face, neck, back and shoulders. Though not a critical condition, pimples can make the life of people miserable due to its appearance.
In the market there are a lot of lotions and medicines for the treatment of pimples but it can take time. However, there are many natural methods that are effective in treating pimples within a very short time period.
Here are top 10 simple and natural home recipes to get rid of pimples fast.
Ice can be used to quickly get rid of pimples as it helps in improving the blood circulation and in freezing the skin pores and removing the dirt and oil accumulated on the skin. You can either use ice cubes or crushed ice for the treatment as per your convenience. 
Take the ice and wrap it in a piece of cloth and then apply it on the affected skin area for a few seconds.Repeat the process in a few minutes. When ice is used repeatedly on the pimples throughout the day, it helps in reducing the inflammation or swelling and will immediately soothe your skin.
Another quick way to get rid of pimples is the use of lemon juice. The Vitamin C present in the lemon helps the pimples to disappear quickly. When fresh lemon juice is applied on the pimples using clean cotton swab before going to bed, it helps the pimples to dry faster. 
For this remedy you need to use fresh lemon juice only. Another option is to make a paste by adding 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 1teaspoon of cinnamon powder and then apply it on the pimples overnight. 
Next morning wash the skin properly with lukewarm water. However, this particular remedy is not suitable for sensitive skin.
Honey is another natural ingredient that can help in getting rid of pimples very quickly. The antibiotics present in honey will fasten the healing process as well as it will help in preventing infection. 
Simply apply some honey directly on the affected area using a clean cotton swab and leave for half an hour. 
Finally wash the skin with lukewarm water. 
Another option is to mix honey and cinnamon together to make a paste. Apply it over the pimples before going to bed. Next morning there will be less inflammation or swelling. Wash the skin properly with cold water.
For the treatment of pimple you should use the white toothpaste. Avoid using the gel one. Apply some white toothpaste over the affected skin area before going to bed or leave on for 30 minutes. 
Next morning,wash your face with water. You will notice a significant improvement in the swelling. You can even repeat the process in the day time also.
When you use steam, your skin pores open up and allow your skin to breath. This will help the skin to get rid of oils, dirt and bacteria trapped in the skin pores, which can even cause infection or inflammation. 
For steam therapy, take a large container and fill it with hot water and allow the steam to come in contact with your face for a few minutes. 
Finally rinse your face with lukewarm water then apply some oil free moisturizer to help in maintaining the moisture level of your face. 
This treatment will also make you look brighter giving your complexion a lovely glow.
Cucumber is a rich source of vitamins such as A, C, E and potassium that helps in the treatment of pimples. The cooling and soothing effect of cucumber on the skin will also help. 
Take one or two fresh cucumbers and cut them into pieces and soak them in water for about an hour. The nutrients, such as vitamin A, potassium and chlorophyll present in the cucumber will get transferred into the water. 
Strain the water and use to wash your face. 
Option 2: You can make a face mask by grinding one cucumber. Apply this mask on your face and allow it dry for fifteen minutes. Wash your skin with clean warm water. This treatment will help in cleaning the skin pores and taking out the dirt and bacteria present in the oil glands.
Papaya is a good source of vitamin A and an antioxidant vitamin which can help in the treatment of pimples. Crush the raw papaya pieces to extract its juice and then apply it over the pimples. 
The exfoliating capability present in papaya will remove the dead skin cells and your skin will become free of clogged pores. Also the enzymes present in papaya will help in reducing the inflammation and making your skin soft and smooth. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Best Hand Creams Ever...

Your hands are one of the most visible parts of the body to show signs off ageing. 
For me, untidy nails are a deal breaker. You need to have really neat nails as a guy to get my attention, lol!

Here are some hand creams to help keep your hands and nails feeling soft and looking youthful all year round (All products listed are suitable for male and female)

Clarins Nail and Hand Treatment*****

I love the velvety smoothness of this hand cream. with shea butter to infuse moisture and myrrh extract to strengthen nails, it is both functional and luxurious. Love it!

Creme De Lamer Hand Cream*****

This hand cream restores the complexion of skin using a lightening complex and powerful anti-oxidants to prevent future damage and signs of ageing. 

Clinique Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream*****

This cream is perfect for people with uneven pigmentation and dark knuckles. It lightens and removes discolouration caused by effects of the sun, ageing, as well as nourishing the skin, leaving it soft. It also contains SPF15 protecting your hands from the harmful rays of the sun.

If you fix your nails, then you should be taking extra care of them, and if your nails are natural, the better. 
Its important to understand that you need to love your hands and nails as much as you love your body and face. We want an overall glow, right? Just imagine all your body parts glowing except your hands and nails! lol, nuff said!!

A Face To All The Posts... @ Guide Exhibition

So this weekend was eventful, which is why I have not posted much. Please forgive me and don't cheat on me. Keep visiting the blog, lol...

Had a great time this weekend in Lagos, Nigeria, where I went for an Interior Design Exhibition organised by Guide and Interior Design Association Nigeria (IDAN) @ The Federal Palace Hotel.

It was such a great event as I was surrounded by very lovely pieces of furniture, Home accents and other soft furnishings. All in all, I had a great great weekend.

So here is how I looked @ the Exhibition:

Couldn't resist buying a gold coloured throw pillow @ the event. Great value too... 
Wish y'all a lovely week ahead and keep glowing...

5 Best Facial Moisturisers...

When it comes to your skin care regime, moisturising is highly essential for radiance and glow. Moisturisers hydrate the skin, which is vital for supple, healthy looking skin. Moisturising also ensures a barrier against internal and external damages- helping to prevent dryness, improve tone and texture, protect sensitive skin and reduce imperfections.

This post aims to reveal 5 top moisturisers that you should invest in, depending on your skin type, for that wonderful glow. Remember that moisturising is the 3rd step in your skin care routine. The 1st is to Cleanse, 2nd is to Tone, and 3rd is to Moisturise.
Our main focus is on moisturising, so here goes:

1. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense: Best Thirst Quencher.
this is referred to as the "best thirst quencher". suitable for dry and thirsty skin. This rich, oil free cream gel instantly quenches your skin's thirst leaving it hydrated even 24 hours after use. Use daily to help repair your skin's moisture barrier.

2. Creme De Lamer Moisturising Cream: Best Pampering.

I am totally loyal to this brand. Its the best substance I have ever put on my face. The creaminess and smooth feel is next to none. Massage away lines and wrinkles with this luxuriant moisturiser. The ingredient includes Sea Kelp in addition to other elements, which go through a lengthy 3-4 month bio fermentation process, while Lime tea processed for 4-6 weeks - is incorporated to create this miracle broth. (check this out on and thank me later. 

3. Murad Oil Control Mattifier SPF15: Best For Oily Skin

This light oil free cream contains a cocktail of brightening and protecting ingredients, which includes zinc and magnesium (can be found in banana, consider a banana recipe for your face, check out previous posts on home made banana facial recipe). also keeps skin free of excess oil for up to 8 hours.

4. Clarins Extra Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Cream & Lotion: Best Skin Firmer

I love me some Clarins. I especially love their Hand & Nail treatment Cream*** However, this is about face moisturisers. This cream gives an instant lift revealing a firmer skin. This moisturiser is more suitable for late 30s to early 50s. Made with organic Green Banana Extract, it helps stimulate the product of collagen while organic Lemon thyme extract boosts the natural production of proteins keeping them perfectly aligned to ensure softness and firmness. (check shop rite, lekki for a Clarins store or go to

5. Darphin Ideal Resource Smoothing Retexturising Radiance Cream: Best Anti Aging

Made with white hibiscus, Centella Asaitic, and Knotweed, this moisturiser helps to support the vital resources of younger looking skin by replenishing the skin's oxygen supply. This cream will surely leave your skin's complexion fresh, luminous and velvety soft.

Great Tip: Moisturisers are more effective when you warm them up by rubbing a small amount on the tip of your inner palm before applying on your face. Learnt that from a Creme De La Mer Skin Care Specialist in Saks 5th Avenue.

 If a product doesn't work, don't worry, keep trying till you get the best one, then stick to it! Remember, try to be loyal to particular brands that cater to your skin type. 
Like I always say, consistency is the key to a flawless, glowing skin.