Since starting my blog, I realised I haven’t done any beauty posts! I know shock horror right lol ? I do like make up, I own a fair bit but I’m an occasional wearer. However, one thing I love is a good bit of skincare, and I use that daily. I have quite sensitive skin on my face so I have to be careful what I put on it. To be honest, the more natural the product, the better it is for me.
Temporary bedroom eviction
When I was young growing up in the 80s/90s, family would often visit from abroad. When I say abroad I mean Salone (Sierra Leone). The reason I remember this is because, I would have to give up my room lol! My mum would be super excited as my aunts would come bearing gifts. To me, these were things that did not excite me in the slightest way at the time. Carefully wrapped Palm oil, various leaves for cooking plasass (leaf based sauce/stew), black soap and ori (shea butter). So you maybe asking yourself, where is this woman going with all of this? What does this have to do with skincare? I shall tell you now.
I would say in the last 5 years or so, we have seen many shea based products come onto the market. Everybody seems to have jumped on the shea butter/natural product hype bandwagon, it would just be rude if I didn’t jump on too!! When I was younger, I didn’t appreciate ori and black soap for what they were. They are great natural products for hair and skin, and pure enough to use on a baby’s skin. In the past couple of months, I have tried to move towards more natural products for my hair and body. So many hair and beauty products contain chemicals that can cause our body harm with prolonged use. I’m not going to go full earth mother, but I’m going to make small changes as and where I can.
Madam Ori-Natural Skincare
Last weekend, This Leo Loves, the little one and I went to the Zere Fashion House pop-up shop at Cre8 Studio in Hackney. There were so many designers at the event, it really was a feast for the eyes. Also showcasing her natural skincare products was none other than Madam Ori aka Lexie Madamori. I first met her 2 years ago at another event, so it was great to see how much her product range had grown.
I purchased some black soap body wash and whipped shea butter. Madam Ori products are infused with various essential oils, and packaged beautifully giving them a luxurious feel. I wish these pictures had smell-o-vision. The sumptuous whipped shea butter has the most exquisite fragrance. A little goes a long way, and it leaves my skin feeling silky soft and smelling fabulous for hours. The great thing about Shea butter is the fact it can be used in your hair as well! I will use it on my next twist out and put the pictures on instagram. When I use black soap, my skin is literally squeaky clean. The products compliment each other perfectly and don’t break the bank either. The 2 products cost under £20 on the day. Considering they are natural and handmade, I think that is great value for money. If you want to have a self care day, I would definitely recommend these products.
Speaking of not breaking the bank…check out my last post
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