life

Ecclesiastes 8:11

11 Because punishment for an evil work comes not quickly, the minds of the sons of men are fully given to doing evil.

This is why evil continues in our society.
Because God is not swift to punish.
But not for long.
The day of judgement fast approaches.

Love and shopping

product reviews, skincare

Benefit total moisture cream review

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Benefit is a Brand i totally love and what’s most Fab about them is they offer shipping to nigeria on their site For a fee.
Their most raved about product in recent times is the porefessional which I heard is giving my rimmel stay matte powder a run for it’s packaging money.
LoL. Not efficiency money though.
In other primer news, you need to try the bioderma mattifying oil fluid with spf 30.

On to today’s post.
I got this benefit face cream as part of a skin care pack from Debenhams.
Another shop I really like because of their freebies some of which are full sized
They offer shipping to a number of countries but not nigeria although you can pay with your Nigerian card and have it sent to a uk address.

So this cream came in a small 15ml jar and it had this really plain packaging nothing fancy.
What benefit says about it is

Say good bye to dry skin and hello to total moisture.
This facial cream provides concentrated immediate
And long term hydration for a radiant and refreshed complexion
our exxluive tri radiance complex helps develop the skins reserves of water and reinfordes the moisture barrier
Contains mango butter a natural plant based emollient known to provide moisture.
Not specified if it’s day or night cream.
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It’s a thick potion that spreads quite easily and applies well.
It’s completely absorbed and I used a bit of it at times and then a good quantity when my face was feeling particularly dry.
Benzoyl peroxide and retinol do that and this was good to cool the drying effects down.
This cream made my skin glow so much whn I used it I didn’t apply foundation or pressed powder.
It doesn’t control oil however and benefit didn’t say it would.
I did get oily after about four hours
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The only thing I didn’t like is that it had no spf for the price it retails at.
Such a rich cream should have some spf to reduce the amount of product one ends up using.
I mixed in some spf with algae from Jack black which is a male skincare line and it went on really well.
They advise using a one step facial wash and moisture prep toning lotion before this.

All in all, I loved this cream and a little bottle is someting to keep on hand and use at night to indulge your skin once in a while.
At 42 dollars for 48 g on benefits site that may not be happening very often.

Asos does have a set of benefit products for about £20 or so and this cream is included with some eye cream and other products.
Also available on debenhams and that’s the deal.

Just a side note.
For oily skin a good moisturizer is natio young oil free moisturiser.
It doesnt have any special ingredients acne wise but it works for Those long haul dehydrating flights and daily use.

makeup, trends

free delivery on sleek makeup this easter

Here’s a chance to get the new del mar limited edition sleek pallette that’s out for spring.

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Sleek del mar palette

sleek makeup is offering free shipping on purchases above £30 from today until monday
Sleek ships to nigeria with about £5-£10 depending on how much you buy, it could be higher.
I’ve bought stuff on the site twice and it arrived within 2weeks.
No hassles.
You need a secure code to complete your purchase so try and get yours before you start making your order.

Thank God we get a holiday to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice anyone has ever made.
Today Jesus was crucified for all of our sins
I keep saying if we were in the old dispensation all our money would be spent on animals to atone for our sins.
Since the ultimate blood was shed we can now approach God freely and enjoy the gifts reserved for his children alone.
Think about this today and consider letting God into your life if you haven’t.
The perks are more than you can imagine.

Love and shopping

makeup, online shopping, product reviews, trends

eyelash growth potions and lash curlers

I’ve been fascinated with eyelashes forever.
My first makeup purchase was clear mascara.
I still remember how excited I was applying it to my overly curled eyelashes.
So curled that it’s practically pointless using mascara but It’s still my best makeup item.
It was only a matter of time before I discovered eyelash growth potions.
From the very medicinal ones containing bimatoprost,
Which can grow lashes but stain the iris and change eye colour in some persons to the ones like mavala which has some snail ingredient.
There’s rapidlash and revitalash too.

Of these lot, I’ve used as lash potions
Mavala
Oriflame

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Mavala is the little white and blue bottle on the top fourth from left

Mascara
Oriflame
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Rimmel lash accelerator mascara
Models own lash grow hi definer mascara
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The mavala didn’t work.
The oriflame mascara I’m still trying out but taking it off makes my eyes smart like a clinique mascara I once owned.
Oriflame has a serum which I think is great and is worth every pound I spent on it.
I’ve noticed with 1week of use that my lashes are now darker.

The rimmel I’ve used and restocked thrice and it just does the trick.
I’ had some growth with it and I just love how it looks when i use it.
I think rimmel makes one of the best drugstore mascaras you can find.
Great for sensitive eyes.

The models own was also impressive and it’s really a high definer mascara.

I also have a heated eyelash curler from eylure which works pretty much like flat ironing only wish they made those things with people like me in mind.
It’s difficult to get the lashes in and to use.
it doesn’t heat up well enough as well. For me at least.
I will do a full review of it soon.
That’s a picture of it.
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I’ve often imagined a pair of eyelash heated straightners. Tiny slim rods that heat up and seperate to grip and straighten out lashes.
Product development anyone?
I also have a regular eyelash curler from oriflame which I tried to heat up but couldn’t bring it near my eyelids afterwards.
Don’t laugh. A girl can be desperate too.
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Between these products I manage to get my lashes bidding the time until I find the magic cure all.

I really can’t wait for avon to get their lash growing potion out there because avon products work but I’m really happy with the oriflame hyperstretch serum for now.
It goes on a bit thick so product doesn’t get in your eyes and the applicator is like an eyeliner brush.
You can run it on your lash line.
Best of all, it works.

So folks, that’s my attempt at growing my lashes.
I hope to get rapidlash or elizabeth arden mascara and eyebrow duo sometime in the future.

There’s also these lash extensions I saw on instagram that’s semi permanent,lasts 3months and is done in lagos by sacred lash artistry.
Individual hair extensions with mink lashes.
I’m definitely getting that done sometime.
They are also the reps for red cherry lashes here so you can get lashed out too.
Rimmel and model’s own-asos £7-10
Oriflame- cosmeticsquarenigeria (I also sell this) £5.56
Mavala- look fantastic £11

Have you tried anything to make your lashes grow ?

Do share.

xoxo

A little side note.
I will be decreasing my posting frequency on this blog for the next 6 months.
I need to shut down in order to concentrate on a few things that are emergent right now.
Please bear with me.
Do however look out for my la Roche posay effaclar duo plus review soon.
Thanks all.

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Birthday post

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At the end of the day ? yes.
I’m grateful.
So grateful.
I had a fun day and got vouchers from my fav online shops.
I’m filled with gratitude for family.
I’m blessed.
Happy birthday to me.

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Avon solutions power vibes review

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My first use of a mechanized facial cleaner of any sort was this avon solutions power vibes facial cleaner.
Although this isn’t a brush, it uses the same principle of operation.

Applying mechanical force to the skin to exfoliate and loosen the cells by breaking down the bonds between them causing them to fall off and in the process letting go of trapped dirt and oil and bacteria.

They also stimulate collagen production thus reducing signs of aging.

Before this, there have been facial sponges as the likes from ole henricksen. The sponge is available for sale at 1200 for a pack of 2.

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with which you apply force with your hands.
Facial brushes made from goat hair or synthetic fibre used for body brushing cellulite and face washing.

The clarisonic is deemed the world’s standard by users in this category of product and although there are newer more innovative products like the phillips and the magnitone pulsar, everyone still goes on about the clarisonic.
The neutrogena waveform cleanser is similar to this.both use cleansing pads.

The avon power vibes is like a mechanized sponge.
It has pads which are replaced per use.
They are stuck on to the device by a velcro pad which comes with each can of pads.
A new device comes with 25pads.

It goes for N4000 normal avon catalogue price but with shipping costs, it comes to about N4500 in a combined order.
Quite cheap for the benefits that accrues thereof.

The device is green and white with a battery compartment on the bottom which allows use of one small AAA battery and is covered with a coin.
It is said to be waterproof but I disagree.
It has to be protected from water.
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I don’t know how long this device ought to last but mine did approximately two months and I forgot it on a bathroom sink where the kids must’ve spilled water afterwards because on return from my trip the device I’d used for 2weeks while away was nonfunctional.

In the time I used it, I noticed I didn’t break out.
I ensured I didn’t use any acne treatment products in those two weeks.
I was however using baby tribotan soap.
I don’t know if that was contributory because it contains a mild natural antiseptic.
However killing bacteria alone is not enough to prevent acne.
My skin was cleaner, glowed and I had no doubt of it’s usefulness ..

The only problem I had with this device is the excessive lather on the pads.
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Those things pack a bunch of bubbles!
But someone else might find it useful.
I actually rinsed off a pad or two and re-used it because of that or turned the opposite end and reused it.

My verdict on this product is 4/5
1mark taken away because it needs to be developed such that water doesn’t easily ruin a cheap and useful product.
LOL, I said cheap right ?
Who says cheap can’t last.

I’m celebrating 101 posts today and 5000 plus views.
Today is also my birthday.
I’m grateful to everyone who’s stopped by this blog.
The statistics keep me believing that somehow I’m helping someone out there with information and doing what I love.

I’ll be reducing my post frequency over the next 6months to concentrate on a few emergent life issues.
Please bear with me.
Thanks.
Love you all.