My essentials for the month of September.
1. NIVEA MOISTURISING LOTION
Growing up, my mum used to buy Nivea Lotion (the one in the white cup) for everyone. So I used Nivea practically throughout my teens.
When I got into Uni, I didn't like the fact that I was getting darker so I tried tons of Skin lightening lotions. My skin's weird that I'd try something and twud work for the first few weeks and after that I'd return to status quo.
I got frustrated after a couple of years and decided to stick to moisturisers.
I used Vaseline for a year or 2, tried Dove for a few months... Then I saw Shayla (Makeupshayla) rave about this Nivea Moisturiser and my sister & I decided to try it out. Its been a lil over 2 months and this right here is everything!
It is a moisturising lotion for Dry to Very Dry Skin with Almond Oil.
You'd think that with its thick consistency, it would make you sweaty during the day (given our
Nigerian weather) but this is not so. It is quickly absorbed into the skin and leaves it feeling smooth all day!
2. BLACK HIGH-WAISTED DENIM
I love the fit of high waisted pants. Unfortunately I can boost of only 2 pairs of high waisted jeans (one in black and the other in blue).
My fav is this pair from SheIn previously styled with a Basic White Tee and also a Cold Shoulder Top.
I would have preferred it if it wasn't this ripped tho.
I have completely abused this pair of jeans! I've worn it a minimum of 100 times since I got it! Still on the hunt for a pair of jeans that fits this perfectly.
3. BEAUTY FORMULA FACIAL WIPES
I've always used baby wipes to take off my make-up. At first I felt weird about using wipes made to clean babies' butts to wipe my face. But I wanted my face to feel as smooth and silky as a baby's butt! lol
Anywhoo, I started having random breakouts despite having a pretty decent skin care regime. I decided to try a new Facial Wipe and was looking for the Neutrogena brand when I saw this Beauty Formulas Facial Wipes on the counter at ShopRite. I picked the Cool Moist Cucumber pack and I absolutely love the cooling effect on my face.
It takes off my makeup completely and I haven't had a major break out ever since.
4. GREEN TEA
This is considered the healthiest drink on the planet with many many health and beauty benefits (might do a full post on it).
Twas recommended to me by a senior colleague at work. I take Green Tea to help with bloating.
On days when I feel bloated or I need to wear a super clingy dress that would show off my belly pouch, I take a cup of green tea the night before. It helps bowel movement and I feel lighter the next morning.
So this is a must have for me. It actually sits on my dressing table! lol
I also made my dad whose had a couple of health issues start taking it and his doctor approved it after a few weeks of my administration.
I've tried a couple of different brands, they say the more expensive the Green Tea, the better. I got the Qualitea brand for N700 and I'd have to make do with that for now.
5. SWEATER DRESS
Always super comfy to wear. This piece can be found on this Fashion Shopping Platform that features pieces from different fashion designers. I also love the Floral Maxi Dress from Stylewe.
Which of these items can be considered an essential to you?
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