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Whether your hair is relaxed or natural, steaming is one of the few things you can do to pamper your hair and keep it healthy. Hair steaming is a deep conditioning treatment that uses steam produced from water that has been put into a steamer. Steaming helps to create a humid environment that is just perfect for your hair as opposed to natural air which may have some drying effect. You can either steam your hair at the salon or by yourself at home (I’ll make a post about that real soon). Today, I’ll be highlighting some of the benefits of hair steaming and why you should consider including it in your hair regimen.

When scalp pores are clogged, hair follicles will not grow. Steaming helps to cleanse and detoxify the scalp. It also opens up the pores to allow for proper penetration of deep treatments to yield better results.

Moisture retention cannot be overemphasised when it comes to black hair. Moisture helps to keep your hair soft, supple and less prone to breakage. Moisture retention is also crucial in pulling off great hairstyles such as Bantu knots, twist outs etc.

Steaming helps to strengthen hair by improving its elasticity. What this simply means is that it confers hair the ability to stretch without breaking. It achieves this by providing the necessary moisture needed to keep your hair in a strong and healthy elastic state.

This is one of the most important benefit of steaming. The warm vapour opens the cuticle (thin outer layer of the hair) and allows the hair strands to absorb more of the conditioner before rinsing. This does not only add volume to your hair, but leaves it silky smooth and shiny.

Although some claim that increased blood flow to the scalp as a result of steaming causes the hair to grow, others attribute it to the moisturised atmosphere that steaming provides which is a requirement for healthy hair growth.

Regular steaming treatments help to balance scalp moisture levels and thus control scalp conditions such as dandruff which are caused by dry scalp.

Moisture retained in hair strands as a result of steaming helps to boost and enhance your natural hair curls. It also helps you to obtain and maintain definition giving your hair an overall better look.

Do you steam your hair? How has steaming benefitted your own hair? Please do share with us. Also if you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the comments section.

FAVOURITE FACEBEATS OF THE WEEK: BMPro, Oshewa Beauty, Z.A Makeovers, Bibyonce and more.

Hey guys! Hope y’all are having a great weekend? Today I’m going to be introducing a new weekly feature on the blog called ‘FAVOURITE FACEBEATS OF THE WEEK’. This is where I get to share some of my favourite makeup looks from across the web with you guys every week. I really hope you guys enjoy it because it’s something I’m really excited about.

Back to my post, here are some of my absolute favourite looks from this week…

Oshewa Beauty (@oshewabeauty)
Oshewa Beauty (@oshewabeauty)
Oshewa Beauty (@oshewabeauty)
BMPro (@bmpromakeup)
LBV Makeovers (@lbvmakeovers)
Z.A Makeovers (@zainabazeez)
Bibyonce (@bibyonce)
Ennie Yapha (@ennieyapha)

Which of these looks is your favourite? Share with us in the comments section!


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Happy new month my lovelies!  I can’t believe we’re in October already. More importantly, a very happy Independence Day to my fellow Nigerians. 55 years as an independent nation is no small feat. Although we might not be where we want to be, we still have so many things to be thankful for and that is worth celebrating.

What I love most about Oct. 1st is the fact that it’s a public holiday. I just love the fact that I get to spend my day my way (which doesn’t happen very often I tell you). So naturally I slept in longer and started my day at about 9am. To commemorate the day, my roommate and I went grocery shopping, engaged in a quite elaborate celebratory cooking and then had brunch with a couple of our friends as we watched the Empire episode from last night (don’t worry no spoilers).

At about 4pm, my friend Iyiola invited me to go see the movie ‘Captive’ which premiered today at The Rock Cathedral (House on the Rock Church) in Lekki. Thanks to typical Lagos traffic, we spent almost 2 hours on the road but thankfully we arrived there in one piece. It was my first time at The Rock Cathedral and I must confess that it is MAGNIFICENT! One of the most beautiful church auditorium I’ve ever seen. I was very impressed to say the least.

The event had quite a number of dignitaries in attendance including former vice-president of the Africa division of World Bank, Dr Oby Ezekwesili who was the keynote speaker. I found her speech very engaging, enlightening and inspiring. Also in attendance was Timi Dakolo who took the stage to perform his acclaimed song, Great Nation to an excited audience. We finally saw the movie- about an escaped felon who takes a meth addict hostage in her home for 7 hours after breaking out of prison and committing multiple murders. The movie which starred David Oyelowo and Kate Mara ended at about 10pm and it was indeed a good night.

Still out at that time, finding a taxi was a huge headache until we got the idea of trying out the Uber Taxi app. Finally we got one from Uber which was really cool. Courteous driver, cozy car, traffic-free road and the ride was so smooth that I almost fell asleep. Lol. It was pretty affordable too. I got back to school just in time to make this post before I call it a night. So that’s a summary of my very memorable Independence Day. Hope you enjoyed your day too? Long Live Nigeria! God bless Nigeria!

PS: I’m really sorry that I wasn’t able to take pictures. My phone battery died and I forgot to take my power bank out with me. I’d be a lot more proactive next time. I promise!


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The dictionary defines a boyfriend as someone with whom you have a romantic and/or sexual relationship with. People have boyfriends for different reasons. Some to meet emotional needs/inadequacies, some for the fun of it and others just because they had to respond to the show of love from the opposite sex. Whether good or bad, we all have our reasons why we want that special someone.

I’ve always dreaded the idea of calling someone boyfriend and the reason is not far fetched. It’s because over here our parents have given us this very immoral perception of the word ‘boyfriend’. But I’ve been thinking, what then do you call the time between when you first meet a guy and when you finally marry?  While some may call it dating, others prefer to use the word courting. Whatever name you decide to call it, that ends with you! He is your boyfriend..at least that’s what the rest of the world  sees him as. So I decided that if I ever had to call someone my boyfriend, it had to be boyfriend redefined!

Here goes my boyfriend redefinition;

1) My boyfriend is first my friend before anything else. I should be able to be myself around him and not be uncomfortable. He should know what I like and don’t like, even the silliest details. He should hear me even without me speaking. He’s someone who would do the craziest things with me and totally enjoy it.

2) My boyfriend is my confidant. He’s someone I can confide in and get reasonable advice from. One of my friends says that she can never be with someone who is not intellectual and I totally agree with her. I should be able to talk to my boyfriend and reason with him on the same level or better still higher.

3) My boyfriend is my gist partner. In as much as he can’t totally relate with everything that a girl goes through, I should be able to fill him in on some key gist. Like something that happened with my girlfriends or at school and all that kind of stuff.

4) My boyfriend is my dream partner. There really isn’t a relationship if we can’t envision a future together. We should be able to picture the beautiful things we want to do with our lives. Every single thing, the holy, the fun and the downright dirty. :-D

5) My boyfriend is my motivator for lack of a better word to use. He’s someone who makes me want to be a better person. He motivates, encourages, cautions and supports me. We must be in the business of making each other better people.

6) Most importantly, my boyfriend is my praying partner. We have to be on the same page spiritually before there can even be a relationship in the first place. I pray for you and you pray for me, that’s what being in a relationship should be like.

What about you? What is your boyfriend redefinition?

This is a guest post by Mipuruaziba. If you have articles and write up you’d love to share on here, email me at memoirsbymide@yahoo.com


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I woke up this morning and I felt different. It wasn’t what I had become accustomed to. I felt okay. I know you’re wondering what is special about feeling okay. But if you’ve ever experienced hurt on a large scale, you’ll know that feeling okay can be a big deal.

When life deals you a sudden blow, whatever way it chooses, it can hurt so much. And the pain can be so intense that you feel like it’s going to kill you. Like literally. I don’t even know if it’s the situation in itself, the person(s) concerned, the general timing or all three factors that makes it feel too much to handle for one person. We’ve all been at that point where we felt like our threshold had been broken and things couldn’t get any worse. I know firsthand because I’ve been there.

I remember a few months back when I took a difficult decision to walk away from a relationship. The weeks that followed were terrible. There was not a single night that I didn’t cry myself to sleep. There were moments I felt like rescinding my decision and running back. I was so sure I wasn’t going to recover from it.  But I did. Time was all it took.

What you’re going through may be different. Are you sick? You just lost your job? You failed an exam? Or your friend betrayed your trust? Whatever it is, just know that you’ll be okay. Maybe not now. But ultimately you’ll be fine. I need you to look back and remember those other times when you felt like the end had come but you still pulled through. This time won’t be any different.

Nothing lasts forever and your pain is not an exception. It’s only for a while and what seems so impossible right now will soon become a joke at the table. It’s okay to be hurt, allow yourself feel it but don’t let it overwhelm you. You are way stronger than you think and one day you’re going to wake up just like me today and the pain will be gone.

Until then, take each day as it comes. Love yourself enough to keep on moving. Slowly but surely, you’ll get there. No matter how deep your wounds run, time heals all wounds and that my friend is not a cliché. 




Hi guys! I know it has been a while. The demand of clinical school have started taking its toll on this girl but don’t worry I’m getting a good hang of it. Anyway, back to my post. Today I’m going to be reviewing one of my fave products at the moment which is my Zaron lip pencil in red vines. These Zaron lip pencils also come in 7 other shades namely; Brick Chick, Brick Layers, Cappuccino, Clay Pot, Fussy Fusha, Mahogany and Prune Juice. So let’s get right into it.

I think the packaging is very simple yet classy.  It’s nothing fancy but it’s not tacky either.


The red vines is a bright blue based red colour. This pencil is so creamy and very pigmented. It’s texture makes it apply with ease leaving a beautiful semi-matte finish. The staying power is also quite impressive. It lasts for hours although the colour is not as intense as the initial application. Most of the time, I use it to fill my lips in place of a lipstick and you can never tell. It’s that fantastic. However, my one grudge with this pencil is that it doesn’t come with a sharpener so you have to get one for it.


I got mine from the Zaron store at Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping mall in Surulere, Lagos for N790. I also got their long-wear gel liner in Jade (read review here). You can get yours from any Zaron outlet or distributor closest to you.

Me and my Zaron lip liner in Red Vines.

This product is an absolute YES for me. I love it! I’ll give it a 9 out of 10. Great value for your money. Do I recommend it? Of course. Will I be repurchasing? Definitely. I’m looking forward to getting the pencils in Fussy Fusha and Brick Layers. I really hope they are as great as the red vines.

Have you used Zaron lip pencils? What was your experience like? Share with us in the comments section. 




Hey guys! It has been a while I did a review on here so this one is quite overdue. Anyway, I’ll be reviewing Zaron’s long-wear gel eyeliner today.

I’ve actually wanted to try out gel liners for sometime now, so when I exhausted my eyeliner, I literally jumped at the opportunity to finally purchase one. After much deliberations, I decided to try out the ones from Zaron- a Nigerian cosmetics brand because I hadn’t used any of their products before and I had heard so much about them.

The Zaron long-wear gel eyeliner comes in three different colours; Jazz (black), Jean (blue) and Jade (green). I got mine in Jade because it was the only colour I hadn’t used in eyeliners and I was excited to experiment. The risk paid off though cause I’m loving this product so far!



The eyeliners come in a clear acrylic pot with a black lid. It has a seal to prevent the product from drying up as well. It is very lightweight (weight is about 3g) and can be easily carried around.



The first thing I love about this liners is that they are very pigmented. Also it has a really smooth texture that helps it apply without stress. As a first time user, I didn’t have any problems at all. Immediately after application, the product may seem a bit glossy but it soon dries matte and becomes smudge-proof. That’s not all. The staying power is impressive. Most times, I do my makeup as early as 7:00am and by like 9:00pm when I’m ready to tuck in, the eyeliner is still visible although not as intense as the morning. However the one thing I do not like about this product is the fact that it doesn’t come with an applicator brush. So you have to figure out a way to apply it. I use a small angle brush for my application.

Me and my Zaron gel eyeliner in Jade.

I got mine from the Zaron store at Adeniran Ogunsanya shopping mall in Surulere, Lagos and it costs N1,350. I have to mention that the attendant lady was really courteous and that’s not something I see often so I was very impressed. You can also purchase from any Zaron outlet or distributor closest to you.

I really love this product. It scores an 8 over 10 for me. I will definitely be repurchasing soon but maybe in a different colour. I’m open to trying out their other products too. I also got their lip pencils which I’ll be reviewing soon. So watch this space!

Have you tried out Zaron gel eyeliners? What was your own experience? If you haven’t, would you be willing to give it a try? Please share your thoughts!