Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My expensive body oil

If you know me, by now you should know that I'm an unrepentant bush girl. I do not know how to apply any kind of makeup, managing weaves is war, to rub cream sef wahala. When moms are complaining about tattoos and piercings, mine is saying "Will the white powder I gave you use itself?" "You didn't comb this hair oh. Ahah mommy, I combed it nah. Okay you didn't comb it well."

I was minding my business quietly when I got a broadcast message about a promo on body oils and I had seen beautiful photos of the sender's supposed clients. Seeing harmattan creeping in, I felt I would need a bottle of oil for the season so I thought to talk to her. She recommended one. I asked her the price. She replied 20k. I asked her how much it is without the promo, she said 30k. I had heard about Egyptian milk and some bleaching people spending 200k monthly on their skin products. Giving the 200k to Hope Orphanage or paying the jamb/waec fees of some indigent students would be impacting lives.

I guess it's one of the secrets of those very fine flawless babes in music videos and tormenting instagram. You'll see some girls and wonder if God made you with made with okrika clay. It's funny, in a sad way, when an undergraduate from an humble background also uses these oils. If you can conveniently afford it, good. I recently found out that a flawless babe uses an expensive body cream. She has her business and works hard. She can choose to spoil herself in whatever way she chooses to. If you however have to sleep around, do some silly things, or have no savings because you want to kill your neighbourhood, you may have a problem.

You can get beautiful skin without breaking a bank. Google is your friend. Perhaps we could talk about oils and a few diy recipes sometime. What do you use on your skin? How much do you, would and would you not spend on a body cream/oil?

And that's my rant. Thank you for reading bloghearts. Have a post or topic for us? You can also share how you spend the holidays. Hit me up tarabauer01@gmail.com. Look forward to Esquire's post. Let's remember to be moderate in everything. All my love, Anuoluwapo.

*sef wahala = is stress
 bleaching people = bleachers
 WAEC = West African Examination Council
 JAMB = Joint Admission Matriculation Board

P.S. I happen to know an amazing baker who is offering to sell christmas cakes for 2k. Interested in getting for yourself and your loved ones? Contact me. There MAY also be another freebie. Watch out.

18 comments:

yemi ijeoma said...

Lol! Anu oo, u are so right. If u have to sleep with men to bleach or take care of ur skin then you are so wrong. Stick to what you can afford! In d end our skin is all sand, from dust we were created and we will return. Nice one Honey. Cheers!

Anuoluwapo said...

Exactly! Thank you :*

yemi ijeoma said...

Ywc

Anonymous said...

You're one funny babe. Nice post

Anonymous said...

If u can look good without breaking the bank then why all d fuss about expensive cosmetic products? Girls wanna belong I guess @ the detriment of more important things.

olawuyi adejoke said...

Some people can waste money on their body, you just see a babe today black tomorrow she don turn white forgetting the fact that cancer is real, my advice is that people should appreciate the way God created them and move on with life. Even the bible preaches moderation. In all things let's be moderate. Any nice piece

Anuoluwapo said...

:d thanks

Anuoluwapo said...

Yep! Thank you

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Anu is right on point again.

We want to be like the white in everything while the amazing thing is that the whites go for tanning just to get some color into their skin. They even ty to cook some of our foods, they do adjustments to their body just to get some curves that we have naturally. So why stress ourselves this much to be like people who want to be us.

Have you noticed that they even marry black men a lot.

Please value what you have my previous people. The Nigerian guy that turned white concluded that he liked himself better when he was dark.

I'm black and beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Once you are comfortable in your skin, nothing else really matters. You won't have to go the extra mile doing things to impress people in the society.
Karen

Eniwealth said...

I am proudly team pears baby oil, which costs less than 400naira and Ghana black soap, also 500naira. That's a total of less than 1000naira and both lasts for over a month. I don't have to worry about their availability as they're in the smallest stores around.
However, I don't criticize friends that tone/bleach. They don't persuade me to join their league too.

Anuoluwapo said...

We're together o babes. See how beautiful your skin is. Thanks :*

Anuoluwapo said...

You're right. Thank you :*

Anuoluwapo said...

You hit the nail on the head. Thanks. In other news, I can't wait to meet you.

Anuoluwapo said...

You hit the nail on the head. Thanks. In other news, I can't wait to meet you.

Riike said...

Ahah, that has to be a bleaching cream. You don't need that much to maintain it

Anuoluwapo said...

:d