Welcome back to the Girl’s Guide.
In this post I’ll be reviewing and rating some of the beauty products (and toiletries) I currently use and also recommending a few of them.
I’d love your feedbacks and recommendations.
PS: This is NOT a sponsored post by the way.
1. Kotex panty liners*
I’ve tried other brands but I always come back to this. It’s feather-light and fits into my underwear easily plus the fragrance is so mild that you’d hardly notice it.
2. Always ultra sanitary pads*
This is one of the oldest products I’ve used (over 15 years), it’s a bit pricey compared to others but the quality is super.
I especially like how the brand comes in different packages (wingless, heavy flow etc) designed for individual comfort.
I should become an Always Ambassador someday…lol.
3. Joy body lotion*
Decided to try this product last year after randomly picking it off the shelf of a store and I’ve had no regrets.
I enjoy how soft and soothing it feels on my skin, and it works well for my complexion too.
4. Vaseline blue seal
Price: N180 – N250
This is another product I’ve used for many years.
As someone who has a dry skin that whitens out easily, it’s not enough to use a lotion to moisturize my skin, I also have to use an oil based ointment to coat it.
5. Izzi body mist*
Price: N830 – N850
I started using this product about 2 months ago and I absolutely love it.
It comes in different fragrances and leaves you sweet and fresh all day.
6. Nivea deodorant*
I’m quite particular about the brand of deodorant I wear because a person’s smell is often the first thing I notice about them (I assume it’s the same for most people too).
For me “you smell nice” is a compliment not an insult.
I like this particular deodorant spray because it’s mild on the nostrils, yet the fragrance lasts almost an entire day.
7. Sure antiperspirant
I used to be a sworn lover of antiperspirant roll-ons until late last year when I began to react (?contact dermatitis) to a particular brand, so these days I use them sparingly.
This product has a sweet feminine fragrance that helps you feel refreshed.
8. Oriflame foot cream
Earlier this year I noticed I was having calluses on my heels because I wasn’t paying so much attention to foot care.
Not long after someone marketed this product to me and it found it really effective though I wish it wasn’t so expensive.
I love the balmy sensation the lotion gives my feet but I don’t care much for the grainy feel it has.
9. Beauty formula detox cleanser*
Price: N1000 – N1200
This is one of the top beauty products I’ve used this year.
I picked it off the shelf a few months ago, because I was repeatedly having annoying breakouts on my face which I attributed to work-related stress.
And this face cleanser worked wonders. I love everything from its fragrance to the gentle, soft, feel on my skin.
The major downside to this product for me is that it makes my face dry out before the next morning.
10. Active Woman body spray
Price: N900 – N1000
I started using this product over a year ago and I enjoy its soft feminine fragrance which is so unlike many other brands that are not as gentle on the nostrils.
11. Efactory foot soak
This is another product that has really helped in my foot care journey.
It soothes and softens my soles until they feel as new as a baby’s.
12. Motflix baby wipes
Price: N440 – N470
Baby wipes have been my thing for a while now, I chiefly use them to wipe off the makeup on my face after a long day.
I am still trying out different brands to see which one suits my skin best.
I tried this product for the first time because it was pocket friendly compared to the ones I’ve used in the past.
The only downside was the flap on the lid that wore off quickly so the wipes dried out after some time..arrrgh.
13. Above oil sheen hair spray
Price: N900 – N1100
I’ve been using this oil based hair spray for a while now.
It helps to keep my hair shining and prevents my scalp from drying out too quickly especially when I’m wearing braids.
My only challenge with the product is that it stings my nose so I end up coughing practically every time I use it.
14. Enchanteur romantic deo spray
Something made me buy this product, I can’t tell what it was.
As it turns out I’m not a fan of the fragrance cos it’s neither here nor there.
The other day I wore it at work, and a colleague entered my office and teased me about the “powerful scent” so I’ve used it sparingly since then.
15. Soulmate hair cream
This hair cream is said to have anti-dandruff properties, but I found it disappointing after using the product for a while then took out my hair to discover lots and lots of dandruff. Sighs.
I also didn’t enjoy the greasiness and yellowish spots the cream left in my hair.
I’ve officially switched to using natural Shea butter as my hair cream, and hopefully I’ll review that some other time.
16. Extra hold styling gel spray
This product both styles and conditions the hair.
I especially use it when I twist out my natural hair cos it keeps it moisturized.
17. Premier body soap*
Dis soap ehn, na the best Naija brand, take am or leave am.
On a serious note, of all the toilet soaps I’ve tried, Premier soap has topped the chart and it’s not just about the lasting fragrance, I’ve also noticed that it is sensitive for my skin type.
18. Closeup herbal toothpaste
My mum started to promote this brand back home and I simply followed suit. I like it because it doesn’t leave an aftertaste and it removes at least 70% of the plaque on my teeth.
PS: All * products are highly recommended and quoted prices are subject to change.
Have you used any of these products?
What beauty products do you currently use and recommend? Please let me know in the comments box.
Thank you for reading!