More than #Skin #Deep

Beauty is more than skin deep

It is more than the cosmetics you have on

It goes beyond the eyes

Far beyond the lips

Over and above the nail art

Fleekier than the extensions

Beauty is more than skin deep

See beyond the physical

Look at you–no

The real you

The one that is locked away when you are out and about

The one that comes out when you are alone

Beauty is-

It is the totality of who you are,

Who you present yourself to be

How you present yourself to be

It is not found in the products you use

It is found in the helping hand

It is found in the sacrifices you make

To put a smile on a strangers face

 

 

#LagosBeautyBlogger: You Care Too Much

Do you always make changes to your looks because you want to or because someone told you to? Do you constantly change the way you act because it’s the best thing or because people told you to? Are you exhausted from too much workload because you couldn’t say the ones you have are already overwhelming.

If you fit into any of these, this article is for you.

  1. You are a people pleaser.

A people pleaser cannot be trustworthy. A people pleaser pays too much attention to what others think and feel. So, they go back and forth trying to please everyone, but, in their bid to please they leave broken hearts and broken relationships along the way.

Tip: As difficult as it might be for you, I strongly suggest that you put away feelings and concentrate on what is healthy and good for you. Try to meet everyone in the middle, but don’t compromise while trying to do so.

  1. You don’t know how to voice your opinion.

The thing about a person that cares too much is that they have their own values and standards, very set in their minds if I might add. They just cannot say it out because of the possibility that it would hurt another person. You are the one that is always the last to voice your opinion-that’s because you want to sample everyone’s opinion just so you can be on the safe side.

Tip: Your opinion is very important to the people around you. Even if it is contrary to what everyone is saying, you should voice it out. It might just be what people need to hear.

  1. You tell lies-to help your friend

Are you the one everyone runs to when they need a wing man-the one that will validate their story? They come to you because you are the ‘sure guy’ and of course you smile and proudly accept to tell the lie.

Tip: Don’t lie to help anyone out. It will always come back to you, plus you might be aiding and abetting a criminal-lol!

  1. You make changes to your look because of other people

I think this is a big problem. If you find that you always have to change your outfit because some people tell you ‘it’s not good enough’ or you buy new clothes because people tell you ‘it’s not in vogue’ there’s a big problem.  The really amazing thing is going as far as having surgery done because of what people say. There is nothing wrong in keeping up with fashion trends and asking for your friends option but when you find that you cannot take any step without the ‘advise’ of people. You care too much.

Tip: Change your look because you want to-not because you were told to.

  1. You can’t say no

You can’t say no to extra tasks and chores. You take on extra work load because you cannot stand to see your friend overwhelmed with too much work. You tag along to places you dread because your friend doesn’t want to be alone-honey, you care too much.

Tip: Saying no helps you and the person. It takes workload off from your shoulders and it helps the person accept responsibility.

I do hope this article has been of help to you. I write these things because I was once there. I couldn’t hold my own and I didn’t trust my own opinion until someone validated me. I hope you take these tips and put it into practice.

 

#LagosBeautyBlogger: Moroccan Soap

So I just got this Moroccan Soap from my mum and I decided to do a mini-review on what Moroccan soaps are and what exactly they do for the body.

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I had to do a lot of research on the internet before I started using it because I wasn’t really sure of what I was getting into. Well, I have been using for a couple of days and I think I am starting to notice some changes in my body. Lol! I think!

Here is what I learnt!

Moroccan soaps can replace a normal soap or shower gel.

It is the number one treatment in oriental public baths. The texture of the soap is kind of buttery, I was very alarmed at first. I didn’t think it would wash well. There are several kinds of Moroccan soaps but this particular one is rich in Olive oil.

The Moroccan soap is suitable for every kind of skin-yes o! No more reactions! It is obtained from a mixture of oil and crushed olives, soaked in salt and potash.

This soap also prepares the skin for exfoliation. The skin will be softer and ready for a scrub. You are supposed to use this soap with the gloves that come with it. But, I use my Nigerian made sponge. The first time I used this soap, I saw black-literally, black things in the water. I guess it is because this soap removes impurities and dead skin.

This is soap softens the skin-I will tell you how that works when I have used it for a longer amount of time.

This soap has directions on the body. However, some of you may have other types of Moroccan soaps.

These are the basic instructions

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  • Massage Moroccan Soap into wet skin for about 3 to 5 minutes
  • Rinse then scrub vigorously with brush or glove.
  • Rinse with cool water and continue scrubbing to eliminate dead skin cells to reveal healthy, vital skin.

 

#MySelfEsteemAndI Little Known Ways to feel beautiful

As it is written in the logo, beauty is more than skin deep for me. It is more than smacking cosmetics on the face and looking good, it is also about the way we see ourselves. The way you portray yourself to others it the way they will view and treat you. If you portray yourself as someone to be used-people will use you.

There was a time I was very afraid to speak out, I was afraid to launch out on my own because I thought who would want me, what do I have to offer? But, now my self-confidence has shot through the roof, like I take pictures like no man’s business which I wouldn’t have done normally because I always thought that I wasn’t pretty enough.

These are the ways in which I got my self-confidence to jump through the roof.

I ANALYZED MYSELF. Yes, you have to analyze yourself-and I don’t mean your physical looks. Analyze what you do-THE WORK OF YOUR HANDS. I quit writing poetry long ago because I assumed I wasn’t good enough. Biggest mistake of my life! I was reading some of my works yesterday and I almost slapped myself for ever thinking that I was less than perfect!

LOOK AT THE GOOD STUFF. Many a times you are so bothered about your flaws that you forget your good parts. Look at the good stuff. Look at it until it sinks into your head that YOU ARE AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU TELL YOURSELF.

Shut that VOICE UP. You know the one I am talking about-the one that reminds you of how fat your legs are, how many spots you have on your face. Shut that voice up and praise yourself. You are a wonderful work of art. Tell that to yourself every single day.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Go to the spa, get expensive massages-take absolute care of yourself because nobody will. People can try but at the end of the day if you don’t know how to relax and have fun, no surprise will be too good for you.

STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO PEOPLE. You are not a model. You might never even be a size six but that doesn’t mean you should starve yourself or feel bad. Exercise is good-I recommend it, but don’t overwork yourself and don’t turn to a toothpick because you want to look a certain size.

KINDNESS. I think another way to feel beautiful is to be kind. You know people feel that kindness takes something away from them-but it doesn’t. There’s something about helping people around-it doesn’t have to be monetary it could mean a kind word. For the longest times I always paid people compliments in my mind, now I say it out.

STAY AWAY FROM NEGATIVE PEOPLE. If there’s anyone around that always has something negative to say about you-leave that person. Even the bible says HOW TWO CAN WALK TOGETHER IF THEY ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT. Separate yourself from that person today.

TREAT YOURSELF TO A PHOTO SHOOT. You don’t have to be a model to have a photo shoot.