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Everyday Natural Glow Makeup Tutorial by Nigerian Beauty Blogger | Lily of Nigeria

Quote of the day: But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.- Obadiah 1:17.





Today's video is an everyday natural, and simple makeup routine I do.
Hi everyone, happy Sunday! I hope you enjoy this video. What is your daily makeup routine like? Comment below and let me know. For more on the products I used in this video click the YouTube link below. 
This is NOT a sponsored video.

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This month was really AMAZING. I am grateful for all the people in my life and all the material and immaterial things I have. My birthday month August is around the corner! I really want a pro camera for vlogging.
What are your goals for next month?

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How to Remove Makeup from Face | Before and After Makeup of a Nigerian Beauty Blogger

Quote of the day: “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”-Nehemiah 8:10.


Hi guys! If you're checking this post out from my home page click on it! Today, is all about how I remove my makeup. While the process of putting on makeup can sometimes be therapeutic for me, removing it can be a struggle at times.

The last thing anyone needs is to be callous with makeup bu letting it sleep on your face (or body CC Kim Kardashian's body makeup). Previously, I swore by Neutrogena wipes but with the amount of fake in the market, and taking into consideration how my skin is I resolved to using plain hypoallergenic baby wipes.
Recently, while shopping for skincare products I discovered the Rosewater and glycerin I used in this video. I bought it for N500 (I know it's a good bargain for how great it is on my face).
The cotton wool balls I used were a…

Nigerian Beauty Blogger | Lipstick Swatches and Tryouts by Lily of Nigeria

Quote of the day: For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.- Habakkuk 2:3.


Hello my lovelies! It's been a minute since I've been here. A lot has been going on with me. A lot of wonderful things which I'm VERY grateful for. On Instagram hereI teased a bit on what's been going on. My YouTube channel is up and running. We have hit, and surpassed the 100 subscriber benchmark ya'll! Thank you so much. 
If you haven't subscribed yet, you can still do that by clicking the video in this post. My videos are on beauty, lifestyle and fashion. I try to keep them short (for now) and straight to the point. I'll start vlogging soon. For now, I use my Samsung Galaxy to film and edit until I can get a pro camera of any kind.


In the above video, I tried out several lipsticks. The full details of the products are embedded in the video. What do you think…

SAVIOURS AGAINST DRY SKIN THIS HARMATTAN SEASON/COLD WEATHER | A SKINCARE POST

My mother's people have a saying that the best time to find out if a woman is truly beautiful is during the harmattan season, because you'll get to see her real skin/true beauty.
Happy new month guys! It's that time of the year again when we begin to think of how best to stop our skin from drying out and breaking. You might find this post helpful if you plan on coming to Nigeria/west Africa between November-February.

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People in other parts of the world go through winter, West Africans go through the dry and most times unforgiving harmattan. Regardless, the dry season as it is generally called is my favourite season. From dry skin to dusty looking skin to severe cases of broken skin with sores, if you have lived/live in Nigeria then you most likely have a harmattan skin story.
To prepare your skin for this period, it's best you review your beauty regimen and find out what works best for you, and check in with your dermatologist if you have …

A GENUINE OPEN LETTER TO BRANDS ON WHY I BLOG

Quote of the Day: See ye a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before Kings, he shall not stand before mean men.-Porverbs 22:29.

Hi! My name is not Lily, but I run Lily of Nigeria as the Editor in Chief. This post is long due. I would like you to know that I don't blog to get free stuff. For Christ's sake bloggers are not peasants! By the grace of God, the choice of the Council of Legal Education and Body of Benchers, I am a lawyer and have been called to the bar.


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Blogging is a creative outlet to me. I really enjoy sharing and learning stuff. My site is a positive space on the internet where people get honest stuff. Please, as a brand, if I reach out to you, know that I genuinely like you and want to see you succeed. And for the brands that reach out to me, I want you know that I do not joke with my organic audience, and I will not be a part of any brand campaign I don't trust, or haven't tried out, because let's face it m…

An Honest Review the Contents of the Blogger Point Goody Bag || A Review

Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body -Ephesians 4:25.

Hello fruitcake! Come right in, I've got a great post prepared for you today :)
What was your weekend like? Did you have the Monday blues yesterday? Haha see it this way, Friday's just two days away.

This past weekend I got to try out Abuja's most talked about sharwama. Yup, you guessed right, from Chicken Capitol. However, that is not what today's post is about(I know, I'm such a tease *TongueOut*).

In my previous instagram post before yesterday's one I told you I was going to review the contents of my bloggerpoint goody bag here. Before I continue, I want to urge you to read my previous blog post here and 'Like' my Facebook page here. We just passed the 500 benchmark, thank God.
So, the first product I tried was Desire Natural Luxury Facial toner.
My first impressions:
Which one is witch hazel doing here again... Rose wat…

How to make Manicure/Nail Polish Last Longer

Hi Loves! Welcome to another blog post of mine this week.
From my analytics, I noticed you like beauty posts... Today, I'll be teaching you a technique I sue in keeping my nail polish on for a longer period of time without chipping. Whenever the Spirit leads, I get a pro manicure. And if I have something serious ahead like a party or a wedding, I'm deffo getting them done professionally. I might do an acrylic fill which is my now defunct signature French Tips.
In the absence of any of the above mentioned reasons, I like to paint my nails myself.
Usually, I decide on the colour, pattern or theme for the week.
File your nails gently if they aren't in shape. Dust off.
If you have tape, cut a long piece into slender/thing pieces and stick them around your nails to avoid the nail polish giving you extra work after painting.
The next step will be to apply a base coating aka nail hardener aka invisible/clear polish. Allow it to dry a little.

Apply your chosen nail polish colour…

How to Care for Relaxed/Texlaxed Hair

Quote of the Day: Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present- Jim Rohn.
Good evening guys! Welcome to my blog :) if you're here for the first time, you might want to read our welcome post here. If you're a seasoned reader thank you so much, I appreciate. Happy 4th of Julyto my readers from the United States of America(from my blog  analytics you guys make up close 60% of my traffic so it's only fair I wish you a happy celebration). I almost forgot I was supposed to post today when I came back from work.
If you've read this post here, It's no news that I use relaxer for my hair. But what you might not know is that I transitioned from thoroughly relaxing my hair to having texlaxed hair. I just apply the relaxer to my new growth and keep a strict time limit on how long the relaxer gets to stay on my hair. To think of it, I should do an update on my hair routine,like his one.
Sometime in April this year, I made up…

How to Stop Relaxed Hair Breakage with Simple DIY Steps

Hello Love! How are you doing? A lot has gone down in my life since the last post. I had to tackle a copyright infringement on Instagram, and, generally some other stuff on life. Today I will be showing you a major tip to reduce/stop hair breakage. I give God the glory for the knowledge of this tip. I refuse to take credit for it, seeing that some of my YouTube sisters have been swearing by it for a long time coming now. 
Relax, and enjoy this post. If you are new, I urge you to read our Welcome page,in order to familiarise yourself with stuff that happens on Lily of Nigeria. So, sometime in January, I went to a beauty store, and purchased a Very popular brand of Jamaican Black Castor Oil, and started applying it to my hair. Ore mi, to tell you that I lost A LOT of hair is an understatement. I shed tears mehn. It was something I kept to myself because I could not start telling people that my being a bit moody was because I was losing a lot of hair. Nigerians will be like, “Ís that why y…

Throw Back Post to my Day with Clinique

Hi Loves! I hope you are having an amazing weekend. Sometime ago, I went to the Nail Studio Victoria Island to pick up some Clinique products, and I eneded up having the time of my life there. Clinique is a high end brand I liked to admire from a distance. It's no secret that their products can be a little bit pricey(I pray one day soon I am able to afford as much Clinique products without batting an eye). However, Clinique products are usually synonymous to quality. 

Kelechi, the makeup artist on duty had a field day checking out new products with me. 
I loved the Black High Impact Mascara (which you can see here)a whole lot! You can check out other Mascara's here
We got to play around with some concealers, the Clinique Universal Face primer(which until that day I had never tried), and some these lip colours which I selected. I didn't have so much time on my hands that day, so we didn't go through some products. I will definitely be going back to that studio whenever I g…

My Sleek Makeup (Powder) Review

Hi! Here is the post I promised yesterday on my instagram. So, I recently unboxed my makeup I ordered from Sleek a while ago. I found some the powders I bought a huge disappointment because they were a shade or two too light for me. However, someone advised me to apply, and wait for an hour or two before leaving the house,and the makeup will blend in. Since, the powders are not too light for me. I became a bit discouraged and sad because I was really expectant on the products, and, they seemed like my complexion on screen but different in real life.




 Thepowder has a nice feel on my face and blends perfectly well with my foundation. I love it, and totally recommend!


This is what it looks like at the back. Excuse my nails. I confess that I don’t rely solely on the puff. I use the puff as a sort of applicator, and use my powder brush to complete my look.






Watch out for my first YouTube video this week! I can't wait for you guys to see it. Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you're not…

I Did my Eye Brows for the First Time! Here's a Quick Everyday Eye Brow Tutorial (for Thick Brows)

Hi Everyone! I'm super excited to share this post with you because it means so much tome. Prior to September 27, 2016, I had NEVER tried doing my eyebrows. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen a preview of this post in the picture I posted the same day I carried out the experiment. Even after watching tons of YouTube videos, I had this thing at the back of my mind that, if I carved or trimmed my eye brows, I'd end up looking like a creature of the deep. I know, crazy yeah?! When I was a little girl, I used a razor to secretly(because my mother would beat the hell out of me), trim the edge of my eye brows which pretty much didn't grow back (do not try that at home if you are a child reading this, totally dangerous). 


Well, I woke up with a zeal to learn how to do this eyebrow thing not because I felt pressured to, but because, I jut felt I was ready to give makeup a  go at this point in my life.
Here are the results...
I started by brushing my eyebrow with a spooli…