A Mini Skin Care Haul – L’avyanna Naturals, Ajali Naturals + Jaxx Cosmetics First Impressions.
I started to really take care of my skin and build a skincare routine after my first break out years back. Before then, I was fine with my usual lux soap and bathing sponge and didn’t see the need for special products since I had naturally clear and good skin.
My love for skincare products has since grown and although I like to maintain a bit of stability with my routine, I’m always open to tweaking it and trying out new things every now and then.
My skinsational products finished recently and I also realized that maybe skinsational wasn’t the best because I couldn’t ascertain the authenticity of the products used in making it. So, I went on a mini skincare haul and decided to share some of the skincare and beauty products I bought/have received recently and my first impressions as well.
Let’s dig in!
My first experience with the L’avyanna naturals brand was when I received their daily exfoliating face wash in my albimazing beauty box and also the L’avyanna naturals Vitamin C serum which I now regret foolishly giving out to my aunt. Prior to that, I had never heard of the brand so I was a bit skeptical about it.
I used the face wash, although sparingly and misplaced it before I could form any real opinion on it. Plus my skin was in it’s best state then (No pimples, black spots and evenly toned), so I couldn’t really see if anything was changing or not because of this.
During the GTBank fashion weekend, I found out that my friend Tracy uses and swears by the L’avyanna naturals vitamin C brightening lotion so when I spotted it at Med plus, I knew immediately that I was going to get it.I Tried Out The L'avyanna Skin Naturals Super Skin Detox Products And Here's What I Think! Click To Tweet
I’ve been using it for the past two days and I absolutely love how it feels on my skin! My skin feels really soft and smooth after every application, it doesn’t feel greasy, absorbs well and the best part is that it contains SPF50+! I’ve been looking to introduce sunscreen into my skincare routine so this was a win for me. It cost N5900 at Medplus in surulere mall, a bit pricey but it’s slightly cheaper at a few other stores (N5400 at Casabella in surulere mall)
I also decided to get the L’avyanna super skin detox face scrub because I couldn’t find the Eden apricot scrub and figured why not? I actually quite like this scrub, it isn’t too harsh or too soft and it says that it reduces sunburn and helps even skin tone which is the one thing I’m after – an even skin tone. The face scrub costs N2300 or so and I got it from Casabella.
Have you tried any L’avyanna naturals skincare products before?
I recently attended the Shea moisture young Sofi tucker event and left with a goodie box containing a few of their products. I was super happy to find something for the skin in the box as I felt it was just going to be natural hair products. Honestly, I pay so little attention to my body when it comes to skincare and only moisturize when I feel up to it. But with this product, I’ve been starting to moisturize a bit more.
Mostly because I love the way I smell after applying this lotion. It’s a subtle but nice scent. Although, it feels a bit greasy when applied but definitely leaves my skin feeling well moisturized. Unfortunately, I don’t know how much it costs because it was gifted.
Ajali naturals is one brand I’ve been meaning to try but so far haven’t gotten to. I got their Konjac sponge from the albimazing beauty box back then but didn’t have the chance to use it because it fell into a dirty place. ugh.
Anyways, I’ve been wanting to get a sponge for my face because honestly, just using my hands to wash my face doesn’t feel deep cleansing enough. Am I alone in this?. I was going to go for the gloves but a couple of people suggested I get a konjac sponge instead.
I love this konjac sponge! It is gentle enough so I don’t feel like I’m causing havoc to my skin but also don’t feel like it isn’t cleansing. The Ajali konjac sponge costs N2000.
I also got the Ajali green tea detoxifying face which cost N1000 and has to be used within one week. I’m not sure how cost effective this is and I’m honestly not sure I’ll buy it again. It comes in a powdery form which you mix with water when you’re ready to use and store in the fridge. I used it last night and I’m not sure if there’s any special way I’m meant to feel after using a face mask because I didn’t feel anything. Am I missing something? Why is a facemask an important part of a skincare routine again, please?
Now to the one brand (After L’avyanna naturals) that got me excited to write this post, Jaxx cosmetics! I actually reached out to the brand because I fell in love with what I saw on their Instagram page. Now, I might not be the best beauty expert out there and might not know how to draw my brows but I sure do love my lipsticks!
I received a box of six of Jaxx cosmetic signature matte lipsticks and it was love at first sight. I’m a sucker for good branding and they nailed it to a T! Loved it! I love all the colors but because I love you guys more, I’ll be giving away a few in another post so subscribe here or follow me on bloglovin here to stay updated! The lipsticks cost N2000 for one.Check Out My Mini Natural Skincare And Beauty Haul + All The New Products I'm Currently Loving! Click To Tweet
I’m giving away these three Shea moisture product in the picture above and all you have to do is Click to tweet here! follow me on the gram and leave me a comment sharing your current skincare products you use/swear by. Winner will be announced in my next post so subscribe maybe?Giving Away Three Shea Moisture Products On The Blog. Get In Here To Find Out All The Details! Super Easy! Click To Tweet
Have you used any of the products I got? Let me know your thoughts if you have and let’s connect!