5 Tricks for Oily Skin

Having oily/acne prone skin can cause people to develop low self-esteem! While there is really no reversing your oily skin, you can learn how to live with it! So relax a little bit, we got you covered. Follow these tips for a beautiful and healthy skin.

WASH YOUR FACE

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Use a clarifying soap that works. In order to ensure that your precious skin remains smooth and flawless, you need to find a good moisturising and hydrating soap. Try the all-around favourite, Eres Bella by Yejide African Black Soap, guaranteed to leave your skin clear and hydrated.

TRY A MASK

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You can make your own mask by mashing one banana with a teaspoon of honey and a couple of drops of lemon juice. If DIY is not your style,.

CHECK YOUR PILLOWCASE

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No matter how religiously you cleanse your face and wash off the day’s impurities, your pillowcase can still reverse the benefits of your nighttime routine, particularly if you already have acne-prone skin. Pillowcases don’t directly affect everyone’s skin, but they can exacerbate acne and cause micro-irritation. Try to switch it out every three days.

SETTING POWDER

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Set your makeup after cleansing your face by using a setting powder This will ensure your makeup does not end up sliding off of your face.

MATTE FOUNDATION

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A matte foundation is not necessarily a powder. Your foundation can be anything from a cream foundation to liquid. You don’t want your face to look reflective in photos. This is an additional step to take to make sure that your makeup stays on all day.

 

How to Tie a Headwrap in Six Fabulous Ways by KishmyKurls

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Headwraps have definitely come to stay and take their rightful place in our closets. A lot of natural hair bloggers and fashionistas have begun to gravitate towards these accessories, especially as they help to keep our hair and scalp stylishly protected from the sun. Another amazing benefit of this beauty is its ability to make people with scanty edges still look fabulous without anyone nosy person noticing the cover-up.

Celebrities such as Solange Knowles, Kourtney Kardashian and Eva Mendes are known for sporting beautiful headwraps. Although it’s not easy to recreate their perfect styles, natural hair vlogger KishmyKurls shows us six fabulous and fool-proof ways to tie a headwrap below.

Enjoy!

Christmas Makeup Inspiration

Christmas, as described by many, is the great joyous season of celebration, and great merriment. It’s a time of giving and sharing, throwing parties and anticipating the arrival of a new year. There’s a lot of pressure to look good since you will be meeting a lot of friends and family. If you’re planning to look different this Christmas and add a bit of colour to your look, get in the spirit and try new and bold colours that you have probably never tried before.

Eyes

For the eyes, you can either go smokey or go home. A lot of people are usually afraid of adding glitter or a little bit of sparkle to their eyeshadow, but since we are in the Christmas spirit it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to use a green eyeshadow in teal, or in any shade, you feel comfortable in. You can wear the shadows as one shade, or layered to give a gradient effect.

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If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can add some glitter to the mix to give you that celebratory look.

Lips

Red or berry lips are bold colours that can almost never go out of fashion, it can either be matte or glossy, but one thing can be assured, you will definitely stand out.

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If your eyes and lips are bold, it would definitely be a makeup faux pas if you don’t keep other parts of your face neutral. Apply a coat of pressed powder to add some colour to your skin and finish it off with a light layer of bronzer.

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I hope you all have a colourful Christmas!

Picture Source – MakeupShayla Instagram.

5 Essentials for the Perfect Brows

Whether you’re going for a glam look or keeping things minimal and fresh-faced, there’s one feature on your face you should always pay some extra attention to your brows. Your eyes are regarded as the windows to your soul, so it’s essential that the things that frame them are suitably groomed. It’s amazing the difference a bit of attention paid to your brows can make to your entire face. So we’ve put together our favourite essential eyebrow products to help you achieve the perfect brows.

1. Mascara Wand:

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This is one of the simplest and most useful tools to use for your brows. It is used to groom as well as tame fly-aways helping you neaten your brows in the long run. You can buy one or simply reuse one from an old mascara. Brush it through your brows angling slightly upwards. If you want to add some hold, spray some hair spray or dab some Vaseline on the wand first. You will be amazed how thicker, tidier and completely revitalized your brows will look.

2. Tweezers:

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Another must-have brow tool is tweezers, for best results opt for a sharp, slanted one because unlike pointy versions, they grab tiny strays quickly and won’t pinch your skin along with the hairs. Make sure you tweeze with a normal mirror, not a magnifying one as it makes it difficult to know your arch limit, and you think you have more hair to tweeze.

3. Brow Scissors:

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Brow scissors are great for sculpting the brows. The sharp blades with ultra-thin edges are designed to lift, isolate and trim each hair. And with calculated accuracy and control, you can achieve a perfect arch.

4. Eyebrow Brush:

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This multi-functional brush is used to outline your eyebrows. It’s stiff, yet really soft on your skin and brow hair. The mini tool also helps shape and define your hair as you trim, the bristles can also be used to gently smudge liner on your eyelids.

5. Brow Razor:

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Finally, if you’ve always depended solely on your pair of tweezers for shaping your eyebrows, then it’s time to try something different. While tweezers can be painful when plucking, razors are great in whisking away small sections of hair painlessly with its thin blade which allow for exact trimming. However, the downside to shaving your eyebrows is that the hair will grow back faster.

Makeup Tricks for Oily Skin

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Ever wondered how you would put on makeup and in the next few hours, you’re looking all shiny and oily and even when you try to blot it the makeup ends up smeared all over. It can be very frustrating, to say the least.

Having an oily skin should not stop you from applying makeup and using products. The important factor is knowing your skin type, and these eight ideas below will help solve this beauty problem in no time.

1. Always Prime your Skin First. 

When you have an oily complexion, using a makeup primer helps everything stay put. You should at least put some base on the oiliest areas (think: the T-Zone — forehead, nose, and chin) with an oil-free, anti-shine primer. Apply it first before you put any form of makeup on your face.

2. Prep your Eyes. 

To cut down on eye makeup creasing, avoid priming your lids with concealer, something many women with dark circles or redness do. Instead, use a primer specifically designed for eyelids. The base creates a perfect canvas for eyeshadow and liner while absorbing crease-causing oils throughout the day.

3. Don’t Overdo Powder. 

It sounds like the right thing to do to pile on the face powder. But going overboard could backfire by making your pores push out more oil. Apply powder on shiny areas. Use a matte translucent formula, which can cut shine on any skin tone. If you do apply too much powder, dampen a makeup sponge and blot it over the over-powdered areas.

4. Carry Blotting Papers. 

No matter how flawless and matte your makeup looks in the morning, if you’re prone to oiliness, you’ll spot shine by midday. Some blotting sheets simply lift the oil from your skin. Others deposit a bit of powder to sop up the oil. The trick to using blotting papers without taking off all of your makeup is to press the paper where you’re oily and then roll it off your skin, instead of rubbing the paper on your skin.

5. Go Oil-Free. 

Since your skin naturally produces more than enough oil, invest in makeup products (especially foundation and blush) that are oil-free and noncomedogenic, which means they don’t clog your pores. Also, use face cleansers and toners that are infused with glycolic acids, which cut down on excess oil. Another good acid to consider using is salicylic acid.

6. Look for “Long Wear.” 

Water and oil can do the same things to make up: make it smear, smudge, or slip. That’s a reason to stick to eye products that are waterproof, water-resistant, or long-wear. One of the best, long-wear combos is water-resistant eyeliner and cream eyeshadow over an eye primer.

7. Think Soft Skin, not Slick Skin.

Those heavy, anti-aging creams are fine for nighttime use, but before you put on your makeup, reach for a lighter moisturizer that hydrates without being greasy. Consider using a serum. It tends to be lighter. Don’t forget your sunscreen — look for an oil-free formula. After you’ve put it on, place a tissue flat on your face and press gently to remove any excess before applying your makeup base.

8. Reduce Excess Oil. 

Once or twice a week, use a treatment mask. Those made with kaolin or bentonite clay are best for oily skin types, as they naturally absorb oil and impurities while calming irritation. Apply a quarter-sized amount for the mask with your fingers. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes, and then rinse it off with warm water.

Embracing Your Melanin Goodness, Tenny Coco Shares Her Story

Makeup artist Tenny Coco (Teniola Aisha Kashaam) is embracing her melanin skin and we’re here for it.

The makeup artist shared a photo of herself on her Instagram page showing her rich melanin progress, she spoke about how she started lightening her skin at a young age and how bleaching turned into an addiction.

Tenny also reveals how she overcame this addiction and slowly stopped bleaching her skin and focusing on getting it back to normal.

 

Read her post below:

My Road to Melanin
At the age of 19, I started lightening my skin….. By the time I was 20, I had become a heavy Skin bleacher… at the time it felt almost normal, I felt like I looked more attractive….. it became an addiction, I just couldn’t stop. I craved so much to be lighter.. I felt being black wasn’t beautiful enough. What a stupid way to have thought… I guess the society we live in played a little role in my decision to bleach my skin… coupled with being very Naive at that age. It’s widely perceived that the lighter you are, the more beautiful you look. To be honest I always knew it was a bad thing… I mean, I had seen loads of people with ridiculously damaged skin courtesy the effects of bleaching but I was just so deep into it… like I said it’s actually an addiction.

As my 25th birthday started approaching I started to do a lot of Soul searching, a lot of self evaluation… concerning every area of my life and I finally started to see the light… to see how crazy I had been all these years… how crazy it was for me to have believed that my black skin wasn’t beautiful, to have allowed myself to feel inadequate or to try and tell God ‘ how you created me isn’t good enough’ what a silly, crazy way to have lived. Today I’m more than grateful that I finally saw the light. Black is beautiful! So beautiful! Never have I ever felt as beautiful and as at peace with my skin tone as I do now… Please Love your skin/Yourself the way God has made you…. you are beautiful, you are enough.

Time will always tell… imagine how I would look 10-15 years from now if I had continued to bleach my skin. Please don’t do it… I did it and I Had/ have so much Regret… it’s not worth it. You are beautiful just as you are.

I get a lot of messages asking me, how I was able to transition my skin back… I will be sharing all the tips soon enough.
Thank you to everyone who helped me get through this…… the Amount of support I have received is enormous… Thank you.

 Thanks for reading.

Brighten and Clarify your ​Skin with Eres Bella by Yejide African Black Soap

African black soap traditionally known as Ose Dudu translated into ”Black Soap.” The soap is commonly used by the Yoruba people of Nigeria, Benin and Togo.  It has been used for centuries by Ghanaians and Nigerians and proven as a great body cleanser.

Eres Bella by Yejide African Black Soap is 100% Natural and specially formulated for the Face and Body. This natural black soap is hand-made and hand-poured in Lagos, Nigeria using centuries-old techniques. Made with plantain leaves and effective essential oils this soap is famous for brightening, clarifying and moisturising the skin.

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Normal shelf life is 24 months. To prolong the shelf life of this natural black soap, keep it in a cool and dry location. After using your black soap in the shower you can then store it in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag in a cooler and drier section of the house.

Directions: Gently rub a large pinch of soap in your hands or sponge to create a lather. Rub the lather or soap on all areas of your face, and rinse.

 

Contact Details

Email – Eresbellabyyejide@gmail.com

Instagram – @Eresbellabyyejide

Twitter – @Eresbellang

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Rihanna Teased The First Products of Her Fenty Beauty Line

Rihanna finally teased her fans with the first look of her beauty line on Instagram. Unarguably one of the most anticipated releases of the year, Fenty Beauty is only a few days away, and people won’t stop talking about it. This is Rihanna’s debut in the world of cosmetics, but knowing her success in other industries – fashion, music and film, everyone expects something huge. Millions of fans are eagerly awaiting for her products, which she already subtly flaunted in her looks at several red carpet events.

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The video features  15 models, among which are the popular Slick Woods, Indyamarie Jean, Halima Aden, Leomie Anderson, Duckie Thot, Paloma Elsesser, Selena Forrest, Camila Costa and of course the singer herself.

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And last, but not least, there is a glowing golden product that looks like an eyeshadow, called Trophy Wife. The singer also released short individual videos of the models, talking about the different shades of the upcoming line.

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Unfortunately, we still have to wait a few more days until the products arrive. The official launch time of Fenty Beauty is 12 am PST on September 8, which is only three days away. Until then, prepare your wallets for some quality spending.

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