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Beauty Muse: Yemi Alade

The talented and beautiful Yemi Alade is the Beauty Muse of the month. I have previously featured Yemi Alade as a Style Icon on Fashion and Style Police a couple of years ago. Apart from her stylish taste in fashion, she also has some pretty facial features, which is why she is a Beauty Muse. For those who do not this beauty, Yemi Alade is is a Nigerian Afropop singer and songwriter. Her big break came when she won the Peak Talent Show in 2009. Her hit single a”Johnny” was released in 2014, and her career really took off that the catchy song.

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I am a huge fan of Yemi Alade’s music. Her beats are always super catchy and she is also a great dancer. I enjoy watching her music videos, they are always full of amazing moves. This woman is the definition of an African Beauty. Her facial features are stunning and she obviously knows her to care for skin. I have always admired her glowing skin and I am always on the hunt for great skincare products to try. So when I came across an interview with Vogue, where she shared her beauty secrets, I knew I had to blog about it. Here are some skincare products and makeup tips she swears by –

Coconut Oil

Yemi Alade moisturises her face with some coconut oil after cleansing. The fact that she uses coconut oil doesn’t surprise me at all. This amazing product is known for the great skincare benefits. I have a bottle in my bathroom cabinet and I use it on my hair and skin. Coconut Oil is one of those multitasking oils you just need to have.

“Because I am a performance stage artist, and I dance a lot, the most important thing is the primer,” she says. “It keeps everything in place.” After a full-coverage long-wear foundation is applied, Alade uses two different concealers to highlight her lids, then sculpts her eyes with a contour palette, courtesy of the Nigerian beauty brand Zaron Cosmetics. “The main thing that pushed me to learn how to make myself up is because when I travel around the world, I find that Nigeria is very ahead in terms of makeup skills,” she explains. “The Nigerian makeup artists know exactly what they’re doing.”

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What do you think of this Beauty Muse? Are you a fan of her music? Please sound off in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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The best body massages you should try

One of the things I miss is my regular body massage. I have not been able to book one since this lockdown started. Having a good body massage regularly is great for your physical and mental health. Massage improves circulation, improves your skin tone and reduces stress. Having regular treatments is vital for the overall wellbeing, which is why I like to have a treatment done at least once a month. If you wondering which body massages you should try, here are a few ideas for you –

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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is a gentle full body massage. It is great for those who are sensitive to touch, new to massage and have a lot tension. If any of these sound like you, then Swedish Massage is the body massage to try first. I love a good Swedish Massage. They are very invigorating and relaxing. I love that the treatment gets rid of all knots or tension in my body.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is also good for getting rid of knots and tension but it uses more pressure than the Swedish Massage. It is great for those dealing with soreness, tight muscles, injury and so on. If you are very sensitive to pressure, it is best to go for the Swedish Massage instead of this.

Shiatsu Massage

This treatment is great for the body’s meridians and pressure points. It relieves stress and leaves you feeling very relaxed. It also helps relieve headaches, anxiety, and depression.

Thai Massage

The Thai Massage is another relaxing alternative for those after this sort of treatment. It is a more active form of massage, which helps relieve pain and stress. Thai Massage also helps improve circulation, flexibility and energy levels.

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What do you think of these massage treatments? Is your favourite on the list? Are body massages your thing?

 

 

Product Review: Tea Tree Essential Oil

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I am now an essential oil guru. There are so many bottles of essential oils in my house so expect many blog posts on them. My recent addition to my essential oils collection is this Tea Tree Oil by Tisserand. I have used this essential oil many times, it is so good. It can be used in many different ways. I use this oil on my hair, it also helps me when I have a blocked nose, a few drops on my pillow and I have a good night sleep. I have also used it to get rid of little ants and bugs around the house. If you need to try one essential oil this summer, I would strongly recommend you try Tea Tree Essential Oil.

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Brief history

Possibly one of the most renowned herbal treatments throughout the world, pungent Tea Tree is ideal for use in soothing and healing a plethora of ailments. It is thought that Tea Tree gained its modern name from English explorer Cpt James Cook, whose crew drank infusions of the plant to treat scurvy.

Hailing from Australia, indigenous aboriginal people have used Tea Tree for centuries to treat coughs, colds, fevers and headaches with its medicinal properties.

Ingredients

100% Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil

PROS
  1. This essential oil is Vegan and Cruelty free. Tisserand Aromatherapy products and ingredients are not tested on animals.
  2. This oil contains no parabens, synthetic fragrances or SLES/SLS.
  3. I add a few drops of this oil into my hair spray product. It helps keep my hair healthy and moisturised. It also helps my hair grow like weed.
  4. A few drops of this help get rid of ants and bugs. I sprinkle a few drops in affected areas and the ants disappear.
  5. Tea Tree Oil blends easily with other oils.
  6. It is great for supporting the body during winter months. It helps in the treatment of colds, coughs and headaches.
  7. A few drops of Tea Tree in your shampoo will help relieve your scalp from itch and dandruff.
  8. You can also use this essential oil in a diffuser or oil burner or in a homemade blend (with a carrier oil) to use as a facial treatment, body oil or bath oil.
CONS
  1. I am not a huge fan of the smell but for the amazing benefits, I will cope with it.

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This product is definitely worth trying. You can grab yours via the link below –

 

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