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Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by spoilt(f): 2:33am On May 08, 2008
ha ha. This movie (a nigerian one) starring some chic named karashika or something. she looked like she was dressed by a deranged beautician! grin
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Ajebota(f): 2:35am On May 08, 2008
@ all men on the thread

all you men claiming natural, you dont know that 'natural' requires work too. No one was born with feet or hands that don't need manicuring or hair that doesn't require attention. I hardly use make up and hardly wear weaves but its still an effort to keep those things God blessed me with looking good! Clear skin for me is an effort as I am blemish prone, although I dont wear weaves often I retouch and wash and set regularly. Unwanted body hair needs to be waxed and the list goes on and on and on. Natural doesnt mean no effort. You guys need to appreciate more kiss
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Ajebota(f): 2:37am On May 08, 2008
spoilt:

ha ha. This movie (a nigerian one) starring some chic named karashika or something. she looked like she was dressed by a deranged beautician! grin

Lmao nice 1. Hope you dont aspire to look like that though cheesy
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by 4Him1(m): 2:40am On May 08, 2008
Ajebota:

@ all men on the thread

all you men claiming natural, you don't know that 'natural' requires work too. No one was born with feet or hands that don't need manicuring or hair that doesn't require attention. I hardly use make up and hardly wear weaves but its still an effort to keep those things God blessed me with looking good! Clear skin for me is an effort as I am blemish prone, although I don't wear weaves often I retouch and wash and set regularly. Unwanted body hair needs to be waxed and the list goes on and on and on. Natural doesnt mean no effort. You guys need to appreciate more kiss

my dear we truly appreciate. thanks for taking the pains to look good.
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by spoilt(f): 2:50am On May 08, 2008
@4him
thats an understatement. The tears ive shed in the waxing palour. chei! All for you mr spoilt.
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by tyna1(f): 7:16am On May 08, 2008
For me i can do anything it takes to always look beautiful well maybe except plastic sugery am not against it but just afraid of the pain. I have done the cabbage soup for weight loss and recently acupunture,i go for massage and spa any chance i get.I haven't waxed before no body hair,i do facials and manicures,pedicures.I wear good solid bras and pants.
etc
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 8:44am On May 08, 2008
tyna1:

For me i can do anything it takes to always look beautiful well maybe except plastic sugery am not against it but just afraid of the pain. I have done the cabbage soup for weight loss and recently acupunture,i go for massage and spa any chance i get.I haven't waxed before no body hair,i do facials and manicures,pedicures.I wear good solid bras and pants.
etc


that cabbage soup diet is naaassstttyyy,,,, sad

did it for my cousins wedding,,, quite effective tho,,, but never again
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by aysometin(f): 8:51am On May 08, 2008
Hello,
Nice thread and it meets me at my point of need.

I am getting married in abt 3 months and I need to do the following:

Facials and Spa
Waxing (not to necessary though but if I get no probs)
Colonic Irrigation

And finally I need advice on what to start doing to my Skin ( Beauty Tips) so I can look radiant and glow on my happiest day.

Pls I need comments and advice.
I live in lagos and I am interested iin affordable places.

Thanx.
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 9:58am On May 08, 2008
@ aysometin

wrt to skincare tips, u havnt said what state your skin is in and what your complexion is.

Regardless of what your complexion is tho, u can use things with alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) if u hav sun damaged skin but no break outs and beta hydroxy acids (BHA) if u are prone to breakouts,,, AHA and BHA are exfoliants derived from fruit and milk sugars such as glycolic acid produced from sugar cane and lactic acid produced from milk, they have a gentle exfoliating action that allows the dead skin cells to fall off and exposing newer clearer skin cells to give the flawless look. Mind u have to use sunscreen with strength SPF 15 or more so sun damage does not re-occur.

there is also a very good oil  (can't remember d name) i used to buy it at yaba market. its in a tiny bottle, reddish liquid and used to be sold for N60 per bottle i used to by a whole pack of 12 for N600.  when i remember the name, I'll update the thread,,, (or u can ask at the market, I'm sure someone would recognise it). anyways u can use it straight or mix it in your cream, it smells nice and helps increase the rate of skin cell renewal, also helps against blemishes and reduces sun damage, to give u that glow.

Alternatively Bio-Oil is quite good, only started using it myself so i can't swear by it tho. it costs about £20 for d small bottle and i know its sold at one of those cosmetic stores at the palms.

unfortunately i havnt lived in lagos for a while so i can't be much help with where 2 go for your spa treatments
however i used to visit RUTHIES at Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja Lagos, they do facials and spa treatments as well as bridals
don't knw what their services are like now but they used to be pretty good,,,

alternatively there are loads of spa's in V/I, i know i saw alot of bill boards for them on my last visit,,,

goodluck
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by origina9ja(f): 10:07am On May 08, 2008
nailz
eyebrowz
spend alot on hair
nd u kno look smart nd sexy all daii long
even tho sum people have problem wif me doin ma thang
like ma cuzin when we goin out alwayz shoutin be quick
u kno take ma tyme dressin nd lookin lky a woman init grin
lol it's good 4 woman 2 hav tyme 4 dere self
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by aysometin(f): 10:46am On May 08, 2008
@Hr Hotness,

I am really grateful for your comments.

I am dark skinned and dont experience break outs, but my skin colour is not uniform though I have a close to smooth face. Can u please specify products that contain (AHA) and products with SPF 15. I presently use a scrub used as spa that I got from Next in December and Marykay facial cleanser together.
I use Dove soap and jergens cream.

I will be grateful if you remember the name of the oil so I can start using it. And then Yaba market is upside down now, cant dream of going there,, I will try other markets once u remember the name.

Adeniyi Jones is so very close to my crib, so I will check out the place soon and ask them the routine I have to go through till that day.

Spas in VI, thats all my salary o, lol
Thanx my dear anyways.


More help sistas out there.
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 11:04am On May 08, 2008
@ aysometin

I cld specify products but i dont knw if u'll find them in Nigeria,,,
I did use vaseline intensive toning cream with AHA but i remember i cld no longer find it in the market, d only other one i can think of is black opal lotion with AHA,,, cant think of anymore right now but if i do I'll update the thread,,,,

cant remember d name of the oil for the life of me but I'll ask around to see if anyone here can remember it.

alternatively,,, try using clarins,,, its a bit pricey tho but ur wedding only comes once right?
they have really good sunscreens and skin clarifying treatments with AHA. mind u dont get the skin lighteners tho, so u dont mess with ur natural complexion.

there is a place that does facials at ojuelegba,,, cant give u an address tho cuz i've never been, my friend is always talking about it and i think it costs sumthin between N3000 - N6000 (cant swear by that tho). try askin around at the salons in that area, i hear its quite popular so it shd be pretty easy to find grin
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Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by busygirl(f): 2:08pm On May 08, 2008
As for me. .
my wardrobe matters. . .i'm obsessed with clothes, shoes, BELTS and accessories. . .i shop almost everyday.
next is my make-up. . . .I wax my eyebrows myself, it is a God given natural talent and they are beautiful. I wear foundation/bronzer, facial blush,eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara and line my lips with a brown pencil. . .wear blue contacts sometimes or just put on my glasses. . . . .I also change hairstyles alot! I Don't get my nails done. . .i wish i could but my job doesn't allow it. . .
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 3:46pm On May 08, 2008
@ aysometin

Just remembered d name of that oil,

Its Secret Oil, used to cost me N60 cld be abit more now,,,
very effective, completely natural
like I said, u can mix it in your lotion or use it straight (u might need to by loads as d bottle is really tiny)

grin grin grin
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by tyna1(f): 5:54pm On May 08, 2008
secret oil yes i know that one used it back then when i was in 9ja.
I buy clothes and shoes at any chance i get
the most expensive i have done so far was buying a louis vutton bag
that i haven't used since new year eve that is the very day that i bought it,
things we do to look pretty.
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 5:57pm On May 08, 2008
tyna1:

secret oil yes i know that one used it back then when i was in Nigeria.
I buy clothes and shoes at any chance i get
the most expensive i have done so far was buying a louis vutton bag
that i haven't used since new year eve
that is the very day that i bought it,
things we do to look pretty.

LOL
i bought a really expensive pair of PRADA shoes on a trip to new york
I wore it only once,,, fear no let me wear am again make e no go spoil,,,LOL
I think its more of an ornament in my wardrobe now, just sitting there making a statement  grin
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by bunmii(f): 6:01pm On May 08, 2008
HR.hotness:

LOL
i bought a really expensive pair of PRADA shoes on a trip to new york
I wore it only once,,, fear no let me wear am again make e no go spoil,,,LOL
I think its more of an ornament in my wardrobe now, just sitting there making a statement grin

i can totally relate to that, there are so many things in my wardrobe that i just look at, my friends will say so why did you buy it, i'll be like you just don't understand lol
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Ajebota(f): 7:34pm On May 08, 2008
@ 4Him

Thank you thank you, yes you should give honour to whom honour is due.

@ Ayosomethin

There are some spas in Victoria Island like Veni Vici, Montagne spa, Nail studio etc. You can go there and have facials, manicures and pedicures. As for looking good on your wedding day, I would say drink 2L of water everyday, buy a good chemical exfoliator like HR Hotness suggested or go for weekly facials at one of the day spas around. Will get back to you on the colonic irrigation. There is a place in Ikeja that does it.
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Ajebota(f): 7:39pm On May 08, 2008
busygirl:

As for me. .
my wardrobe matters. . .i'm obsessed with clothes, shoes, BELTS and accessories. . .i shop almost everyday.
next is my make-up. . . .I wax my eyebrows myself, it is a God given natural talent and they are beautiful. I wear foundation/bronzer, facial blush,eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara and line my lips with a brown pencil. . .wear blue contacts sometimes or just put on my glasses. . . . .I also change hairstyles alot! I Don't get my nails done. . .i wish i could but my job doesn't allow it. . .

Hmmn been there done that. I changed my mind on the whole coloured contacts thing, just a bit too artificial for me. But rock on sis
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 7:52pm On May 08, 2008
Ajebota:

Hmmn been there done that. I changed my mind on the whole coloured contacts thing, just a bit too artificial for me. But rock on sis

i had to start wearing coloured contacts becos i kept loosing the clear ones (cant see d darn things when they drop)
I admit the colours looked too unnatural
i found a shade of gray that looks good tho,,, people still dont believe those arent my eye colour even when i tell them i'm wearing contacts grin

so when u getting the laser thing done?
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Ajebota(f): 8:04pm On May 08, 2008
HR.hotness:


i found a shade of gray that looks good tho,,, people still don't believe those arent my eye colour even when i tell them i'm wearing contacts grin


lol. Either your are light skinned or the people are a bit thick grin


HR.hotness:


so when u getting the laser thing done?

hmmn no idea just yet. Will probably wait a year or 2 and make sure i want to go ahead with the procedure. The optician said optimal age for getting the surgery done is about my age so will wait a bit. The story about your colleague has also added to my fear. My eyesight might not be perfect but i still love having eyes!
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Ajebota(f): 8:35pm On May 08, 2008
@ all colonic lovers

Veni vici does colonics and the Ikeja 1 is 'the colonic centre' 89 Adeniyi Jones ave. Happy bowel movements!! cheesy
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 9:12pm On May 08, 2008
Ajebota:

Happy bowel movements!! cheesy

LOL,

Ajebota:

lol. Either your are light skinned or the people are a bit thick grin


I am light skinned,,, grin
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by aysometin(f): 8:14am On May 09, 2008
HR Hotness and Ajebota,

Gracias Gracias

HR htoness, i went into a store yesterday and saw bio oil for N2200 but now that you remember the name of the other one- secret oil!
which one do you recommend I have also decided to buy Mary Kay 3 in 1 cleansing soap and the age fighting mosturiser, then buy palmers success cream and mix with any of the oil you recommend above and of course take losts of water. Awaiting your reply sister.

Ajebota if i have to do colonic irrigation, that means I have to stay off work rite
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 9:51am On May 09, 2008
aysometin:

HR Hotness and Ajebota,

Gracias Gracias

HR htoness, i went into a store yesterday and saw bio oil for N2200 but now that you remember the name of the other one- secret oil!
which one do you recommend I have also decided to buy Mary Kay 3 in 1 cleansing soap and the age fighting mosturiser, then buy palmers success cream and mix with any of the oil you recommend above and of course take losts of water. Awaiting your reply sister.

Ajebota if i have to do colonic irrigation, that means I have to stay off work rite


Bio oil (suprisingly cheap) was made by oyibo pple so faced with a choice i'll always go for secret oil,,, i've used it and it works,,, I used it straight and it got rid of my blemishs plus it also helps protect u from the sun.

Is palmers success the same as skin success? if it is mind that u buy the original, i've never used it but i've heard loads of compliants that there are fakes,,, had a discussion with my girls and neutrogena products are highly recommended, also clarins,,, grin
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by aysometin(f): 10:57am On May 09, 2008
Thanx HR H

It was here on another thread I got to know about Palmer's success o, so scary, Don't know if there is clarins in Naija o, will have to check or try neutrogina and am so glad u chose secret oil, u know its cheaper, lol
Looks like u dont like MARY K products , u seem to love clarins so much?

Anyways thanx, sure with all these, I will be a glowing bride.
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by HRhotness(f): 11:47am On May 09, 2008
aysometin:

Thanx HR H

It was here on another thread I got to know about Palmer's success o, so scary, Don't know if there is clarins in Naija o, will have to check or try neutrogina and am so glad u chose secret oil, u know its cheaper, lol
Looks like u don't like MARY K products , u seem to love clarins so much?

Anyways thanx, sure with all these, I will be a glowing bride.


Yes i love clarins (u got me),,, grin
like i said its a bit pricey but i know for certain it works, i've used it and i know pple who have used it as well, plus it seems to work well in the nigerian weather. the problem with many products is that they arent effective in the nigerian weather,,,,

not that i dont like Mary Kay, hav never used it so i dont hav an opinion

ultimately its ur decison,,,, good luck wink
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by aysometin(f): 12:41pm On May 09, 2008
HR.hotness:

Yes i love clarins (u got me),,, grin


My dear, I just checked their website now, lovely products but ehmmmmmmmm yours truly can't afford those now. Maybe very soon sha I pray. Thanx a bunch
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Ajebota(f): 3:28pm On May 09, 2008
@ ayosomethin

nah mehn you dont have to stay off doing anything. why would you say so? It does put too much stress on you, you just need to take it easy, no strenous exercise and no heavy meals, wink
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by aysometin(f): 3:57pm On May 09, 2008
na becos of Bowel movements I dey ask o
Re: How Far Would You Go To Look Beautiful? by Nobody: 6:22pm On May 09, 2008
u're beuteeefuull the wae u r. kiss
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