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Today's post is a collaboration with blogger Fola from www.Folasoasis.com, remember her from the
'Anti-aging tricks for the 20 and 30 somethings' if you have not seen it, it is worth checking out. The post did very well and many people found it helpful so I had to bring her back to share some of her favourite products of 2014.
Fola and I love sharing our beauty tips and secrets with each other and this collaboration came as a result of that.
Fola and I have quite different skin types and concerns so between the two us there is bound to be a product that might work for you. I have a combination skin that gets very oily after I apply make up, I struggle to maintain regular skincare regime so I like easy to use, and straight forward products and I am not a product junky. Check out my favourite products on Fola's website "www.folasoasis.com".
Fola is relatively fair-skinned, she tans easily and has acne-prone sensitive skin so finding the right products for her is quite tricky. She will be sharing the products that have helped her skin the most and she can swear by.
Here is Fola's favourite, tried and tested beauty products of 2014
Here are my top 5 beauty products or items for 2014. These are products that I have tried and tested and can swear by.
I am not an extreme product junkie, but I do like to try out new things every now and then. I am relatively fair-skinned, I tan easily and I have acne-prone sensitive skin so finding the right products for me is quite tricky. I find that many products do not have to be expensive to be effective, and from my list you will see that only one of the products are expensive; the others are relatively cheap!
1. Maybelline Volume Express The Colossal Mascara
I never knew I would love this mascara so much when I bought it, but I really do, as it is very black, gives my lashes length and also volume with just one coat. It has a gel-like consistency so it is a bit difficult to take off. Other than that, I really like it and would recommend it any day and any time.
Price: About N1800 or £7.50
Where to buy: Most stores that sell make up sell this mascara.
2. Simple Moisturising Facial Wash
This one has been a staple in my bathroom since I discovered it in 2011. I love this facial wash because it is not harsh at all. It regulates the PH balance of the skin, and we need a balanced PH for healthy skin. It does not dry out the skin at all and if you have sensitive skin, this facial wash is for you!
Price: About £3
Where to buy: Ebeano Supermarket (sometimes) and most beauty supply stores abroad.Check out a more detailed review here
3. Benefit Boiing Industrial Strength Concealer
This concealer is a very recent buy, but I have seen enough. It is just fantastic. It definitely is a breath of fresh air to find a very good concealer other than a Mac one! Yes, it is not cheap, but if you have under-eye circles and pesky blemishes you want to cover quickly, go for this concealer.
Where to buy: In Nigeria, I do not know of any store that stocks Benefit cosmetics unfortunately.Check out a more detailed review here
4. Likas Papaya Soap
This is another hard to find one in Nigeria. Even online sellers have a minimum order quantity you are expected to buy. Some cosmetics shops sell it though but I usually buy from abroad. This soap has a whitening effect, although I use it mainly to exfoliate my skin and prevent a tan. For the most part, I love it as a body wash and it helps keep my skin smooth.
Price: N1500-N2000 depending on seller.
Where to buy: Few online stockists in Nigeria, Amazon, Ebay.
5. Sebamed Antibacterial Cleansing Foam
This facial wash does what it says-it keeps acne at bay. Because it has a tendency to darken the skin, I advise that you use it once a week or maybe every 4 days. It has a lasting effect I tell you, and it really works. You are meant to leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing off. Now I remember promising to do a review on this soap some months ago! Well stay tuned- it will come real soon; next post or the one after that.
Where to buy: Healthplus stores
Anyways folks hope you enjoyed this post and have a great weekend.