6 MOST AFFORDABLE LONG LASTING FOUNDATION FOR OILY SKIN AND SENSITIVE ACNE PRONE SKIN AVAILABLE IN NIGERIA.


Welcome ladies and gentlemen, actually welcome back ladies but if you are a guy and you are on here, it's okay there is absolutely no judgement...lol, 

I have been meaning to make a blog post like this for a while now. I have really oily and acne prone skin like my regular blog readers know, and when choosing a foundation, its not only about the brand or its coverage ability, it is also important for me to get a foundation that will hold it's own against the huge amount of oil my glands produce on daily basis..lol. It is also really important for me to use a foundation that will not cause me any more pimples because I do have really sensitive and acne prone skin.

Below are the foundations that are tested and trusted that worked great for me and other people.


This is the maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundation  and it is my best affordable foundation in the market today. I absolutely love it, the foundation cost anywhere from 4000-5000 naira and this is also a good dupe for the estee' lauder foundation.


The covergirl trublend matte made foundation is number two on this list. I also have a review of this foundation up on my blog and even though this is just as good if not even better than the maybelline matte and poreless foundation, this has the number two spot because unlike maybelline the foundations, this is a little harder to find in Nigeria. It cost about 5000-6000naira and it is worth every penny. 
To purchase this you could check Instagram and online store, just make sure they are legit.



The l'oreal infalliable foundation is probably harder to get here in Nigeria, but certain online stores do carry this brand. This foundation is amazing but like I said in my review the shade range isn't as wide, I believe there are just 12 shades and I am in the shade112 cocoa.



Though I am yet to make a review on this foundation, this foundation is absolutely amazing. it retails in Nigeria betweeen 4000-4500, the shade range is not as good as the fit me but its better thanvthe l'oreal. It a mousse so its a really matte finish and it is perfect for oily skin especially during the very sweaty season. I also love this dream matte mousse because I don't necessarily have to set it with a powder.(but because I am so extra,I probably will).

For some reason people don't talk about this foundation as much but this is also a really good foundation, yes its not as matte as the rest but it really good for everyday use and it will not break you out which is very important to me. The coverage is light coverage but buildable. It retails for 5000-5500naira and it is number five on list because of the cost and comparing it to the function and cost of those above it.



The last on my list will have to be the classic makeup usa foundation. This retails for 2000 naira and its a super matte foundation, this is also the only foundation on my list that is from a Nigerian brand. The two things I don't really like about this foundation is the fact that the shade range is very limited with I believe 4 or 5 shades and also the fact that it is not so easy blend for some reason. Other than that this is a really good foundation.


WHAT FOUNDATION HAVE YOU TESTED LATELY? LEAVE ALLCOMMENTS BELOW, I WILL DEFINITELY GET BACK TO YOU.

DUE TO EXTREME RHINOPHYMA THIS PATIENT CANNOT PROPERLY BREATHE THROUGH HIS NOSE | DR PIMPLE POPPER


So rhinophyma is a form of rosacea which commonly occurs in men. It causes the skin around the nose to become enlarged and bulbous. The nose may look red, swollen, and distorted.

Although the exact cause of rhinophyma is not known. what  is known is that the risk factors for rosacea are.

  • Being male
  • Caucasians are also more prone to have this. 
  • Being middle aged or having a family history.
Although people have assumed that high intake of alcohol and caffeine can affect it. There is no proof of that yet but then again there is no proof that dairy causes acne but as I said in my last post about my acne cutting down on my dairy consumption really did help me a lot, so it may be worth a try.


Via thisisinsider.com
Symptoms of the skin disorder includes, redness, sensitivity,swelling,enlarged pores etc.

Antibiotics are usually used to treat the disorder but surgery is mostly the only way out.

MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS VS MAYBELLINE SUPER STAY FOUNDATION FOR OILY SKIN





I have really oily skin and whenever I hear that a foundation is matte or claims to have superstay, I tend to want to gravitate towards it. I bought the maybelline fit me around the time it came out and I absolutely loved and still love it. 

When the superstay foundation came out, it was advertised to be a better version of the maybelline fit me and I have since wandered if it is better or worse than the maybelline fit me and if you are reading this, you probably are too. You can buy the maybelline foundations in Nigeria at your local beauty supply store. 

SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE MAYBELLINE FIT ME AND SUPER STAY.

  • They are both matte.
  • They are both oil free.
  • They are both the same size.
  • The shade range of the maybelline fit me is better than the super stay.
  • Maybelline super stay oxidizes i.e gets darker after a while, so be very careful before you buy the wrong shade. Never assume that your shade in fit me will be your shade in superstay.
  • Super stay has better coverage than fit me.
  • Super stay comes with a pump but fit me doesn't.
  • Maybelline fit me is cheaper(In Nigeria fit me ranges from (4000-6000 and superstay ranges from 5000-7000 naira).
  • The maybelline fit me has a longer staying power than the superstay. If you have oily skin the maybelline fit me will last longer for you than the superstay,
In conclusion when I weigh the pros and cons of the two foundations, I have to say that I prefer the maybelline fit me over the maybelline super stay for my oily skin, I hate when foundations oxidize and the fact that the maybelline fit me holds in my oils and last longer makes it better for me.

However, if you have normal to dry skin, the maybelline super stay will be good for you. The maybelline fit me is not for people with dry skin.

COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION, D70 CAPPACINO REVIEW AND 12HR WEAR TEST

COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION..D70 CAPPACINO

Covergirl is a US based drugstore makeup brand, and honestly I have never used anything from covergirl before and was excited so to try this. The reviews on this trublend foundations looked really good so I decided to tell you my opinion about it. I bought this from amazon.com for about $10 and I got mine in the shade D70 cappacino.
this is what my skintone is

covergirl trublend matte made foundation D70

WHAT IT SAYS ON COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION

Comfort matte, transfer resistant, oil free formular, pump application included.

What I love about this foundation is that it doesn't say much on the bottle.


what it looks like just applied

MY VERDICT ON THE COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION.

First of all I did buy this for less than $10 which is honestly a steal. In terms of affordability this is a 5 star. ( In Nigeria this foundation retails for 6000-8000 naira). I do have oily skin so I am always in search of good matte foundations like the maybelline fit me and the l'oreal infalliable foundation which I reviewed on the blog.



This foundation is really thick and not runny at all, I believe that is why it is necessary that it came with a pump or it will be difficult to bring out from the container.



It also comes in 40 shades which is great because everyone can find their shade match.


When they say this foundation is matte, they weren't kidding at all. It is really matte and D70 is my not exact shade, it's slightly darker , next time I will get D50 although with a good highlight, I do get away with this shade. I compared it to maybelline fit me and l'oreal infalliable pro-matte and while they are all similar in finish I will have to say that Covergirl is a bit thicker inconsistency. However the finish of this foundation is very similar to the l'oreal infalliable pro-matte.



There are times that I do mix the l'oreal and covergirl together just because the "l'oreal 112 cocoa" does have more of a red undertone than the covergirl and like I said the D70 is darker.


Another thing I look for in a foundation because I do have acne prone skin is a foundation that will not break me out and worsen my situation or clog my pores. This does not feel heavy at all, its medium to full coverage but still so light weight, it didn't clog my pores or break me out further and I have used this quiet a bit.

Its also great that it is oil-free


I wore this foundation for 12 hrs, I used my rimmel stay matte primer because I have really really really oily skin.




12hr wear test on the covergirl trublend matte and poreless foundation.

After about 5 hours my nose got a little oily but nothing too crazy at about 10 hours my face got really oily as seen above, which is expected in fact the fact that it stayed this long before it got really oily is amazing. 

Once I blotted  out the oil with a single ply tissue paper, it was okay again as seen above and I loved that.


I give this a 5 star rating and as of now this is my favourite foundation.

COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION VS MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS FOUNDATION



Hello everyone, welcome back to the blog.We all know covergirl released a new foundation last year and I am sure that some of us have been wandering how good it is compared to other staple drugstore foundations, like the maybelline fit me and the l'oreal infalliable pro-matte foundations".

In today's blog post I am going to be comparing the "covergirl" trublend matte made foundation to the maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundations.

SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS FOUNDATIONS AND THE COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATIONS. 

  • They both have 40 shades to choose from. So in terms of shade range, they are both equal. 
  • They are both matte but the covergirl trublend is a little more matte than the maybelline fit me matte and poreless foundation.
  • The covergirl trublend matte made foundation has a pump, the maybelline fit me matte and poreless does not have a pump.
  • The covergirl cost about $10 in the USA (in Nigeria it is sold for about 6-8000 naira) while the maybelline cost about $6 (in Nigeria it is sold for about 4-6000naira).
  • They both are great for people with acne prone skin in the sense that it will not break you out.
  • They are both oil free.
  • They both do not oxidize, what you see is what you get.
  • They are both the same size.
  • The covergirl is thicker in consistency than the maybelline fit me foundation.

SWATCHES OF THE COVERGIRL MATTE MADE IS THE FIRST ONE AND THE MAYBELLINE IS THE SECOND ONE.


  • The covergirl offers just a little better coverage than the "maybelline fit me".


Finally, I am very conflicted when it comes to these two. I love that the maybelline isn't so thick in consistency and allows me time to really blend in my foundation to my skin before it dries to a matte finish, but I love that the covergirl matte made foundation has a pump. 

The covergirl will be the better choice I believe especially if you have very oily skin. If you are under a budget you can as well get the maybelline fit me, I still love it equally and it is cheaper.

HAVE YOU USED EITHER OF THESE FOUNDATIONS? WHICH DID YOU PREFER?

COVERGIRL TRUBLEND MATTE MADE FOUNDATION (D70) VS L'OREAL INFALLIABLE PRO-MATTE FOUNDATION (112 COCOA).


When I got the infalliable foundation, I got it because I have very oily skin and the reviews I read about this foundation was amazing. I also did a review on this foundation on the blog. 

The covergirl foundation on the other hand was released last year and even though I have enough foundations I decided to try it out of curiosity.

Lets jump into the similarities and differences between these two foundations. The covergirl trublend matte made foundation and the l'oreal infalliable pro matte foundation.

I have been using the both of them for a long time and these are the things I noticed.

  • They are both matte.
  • They both have dispense outlets, the covergirl has a pump and the l'oreal has like a tube like outlet.
  • In terms of shade range the covergirl has a better shade range than the l'oreal. The cover girl has 40 shades while the l'oreal paris has just 12 shades.
  • They are both perfect for people who are prone to pimples and breakouts. 
  • They are both oil free.
  • The l'oreal infalliable pro matte foundation is a little more expensive than the cover girl foundation. The l'oreal infalliable foundation is $12.99 and the covergirl foundation cost about $9.
  • They both have a thick consistency but the covergirl is thicker.
  • The both have the same amount of coverage in my opinion but the l'oreal does look more skin like than the covergirl.
My verdict is that they both do the exact same thing for me and whichever you can get your hands on please use, I will probably repurchase the covergirl instead because of the shade range and the fact that it is cheaper.  

What foundation do you use? Have you tried these before?

THE FIRST SWATCH IS FOR THE L'OREAL AND THE SECOND IS THE COVERGIRL WHILE THE THIRD IS THE MAYBELLINE FIT ME MATTE AND PORELESS.

TEXTURE MY WAY CURL KEEPER HAIR LOTION REVIEW,


If you are someone with curly hair or a naturalista, you know by now that moisturizing your hair is everything. Unlike people with straight hair, curly hair needs moisture. A good conditioner like the 
the VO5 conditioner which I always use for my co wash does a great job for me but the truth is that as someone who is always busy, there are some days were I don't want to go through the trouble of getting into the shower and getting myself wet just because of my hair, in that respect I have been in search of a good hair lotion and or a good leave in conditioner to give me that needed moisture
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I got the Aunt jackies leave in conditioner  which I didn't like at all and so one day I went to my local beauty supply store where I saw this texture my way hair lotion, I decided to give it a try hence I really liked it when it came with the texture my way texturizer kit.

WHAT DOES THE TEXTURE MY WAY MOISTURIZING HAIR LOTION CLAIM.


Mega-moisturizes & locks in long-lasting, silky curls or waves.
Whether you're sporting sassy waves, full curls or just softened natural texture. TEXTURE MY WAY CURL KEEPER MOISTURIZNG HAIR LOTION quenches dry hair with a healthy dose of much needed moisture. Your style immediately snaps back to life. It is specifically formulated to strengthen,soften, condition and moisturize texturized and naturally curly or wavy styles. hair is left feeling silky and manageable with awesome looking curls and waves but stay moisturised without a wet or greasy after-feel


INGREDIENTS IN TEXTURE MY WAY TEXTURIZER.

It comes in a bottle and is a light pinkish in color with a very fresh scent to it.  It cost between 1700-2500 naira. I bought mine for 1700 naira.



MY VERDICT ON THE TEXTURE MY WAY MOISTURIZING HAIR LOTION.

When I got this I was quiet skeptical but once I used it, I was impressed. I did exactly what it claimed it will. It moisturizes your hair without making it feel wet or sticky and for the price and size, it is by far the best hair lotion/moisturizer I have ever used. 
It detangles, moisturizes and makes the hair extremely manageable. 

This harmattan season this is what really got me through. 
People keep asking how my hair always looks so mamageable. This is what I use. I highly recommend for people with texture on their hair.

I give this  4.5 STAR.. 



Leave whatever comments you have below, and I will be sure to get back to you.

IS Q7 CARROT SKIN LIGHTENING BODY LOTION A BLEACHING CREAM


So this cream actually isn't mine, it's my mums. I started using it with her because I have been meaning to review this lotion and because I didn't feel like purchasing my usual nivea natural fairness which I have already reviewed here.
My mum bought the Q7 cream at a beauty store in wuse, it was 4000 naira.

WHAT THE Q7 BOTTLE SAYS



Carrot skin lightening body lotion
For all skin types
Is formulated to effectively help in smootheing the skin while preventing dryness. The carefully selected active ingredients helps fade away skin discolorations such as age spots, dark spots, acne scars, and other blemishes by regulating rationally, the process of production of melanin. 
Use twice a daily for a lighter and even toned skin.
Price:4000naira

Ingredients in Q7 body lotion

PROS OF THE Q7 CARROT SKIN LIGHTENING BODY LOTION

  • It has and amazing smell(very fruity smell).
  • It absorbs well into the skin.
  • It does not bleach, but does make your skin appear better.
  • It is very moisturizing, so if you have dry skin, this is best for you.

CONS OF THE Q7 CARROT SKIN  LIGHTENING BODY LOTION

  • It will make you sweat, so if you sweat a lot, don't use this during sunny weather. You will sweat a whole lot. I use this only during humid periods. 
  • For me personally, I feel the lotion is too expensive for what I want it for. This cream is only worth it if you have dry skin.
I will give it a 3 star.Please leave comments and questions.