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Coconut Oil – the BEST make up remover

Coconut oil is the best make up remover I have ever used, ever. It literally dissolves and breaks down the makeup and lifts it off your face. Looking at common make up items a lot of them contain oil and as we all well know water doesn’t dissolve oil, but oil dissolves oil, hence why coconut oil is such a good make up remover. Although coconut oil is my preference, I have used olive oil which worked just as well.
How to use oil to remove your make-up

You will need

  • Coconut oil
  • baby wipes/ make up wipes
  • Skin cleanser

1. Add some oil around your face, you want all of your face to be coated but not dripping with oil

2. Gently work the oil into the face, not forgetting the eyebrows, eyelashes and lips. Rub the oil in circular motions.

3. You should notice the oil on your face should begin to discolour, especially around your eyes (you may look like a panda when you are done 🐼)

4. Wipe off the make up and oil from your face using the wipe. Most (if not all) the makeup on your face should be gone by this point.

5. Proceed to wash your face as normal

This is a technique I use and would recommend to you too.

Try it and let me know how it goes.
Until next time 

Memoirs Of A Yoruba Girl 

I will never comb my hair again 🙌🙌🙌

Hi all

As the title states, it’s been a while since I combed my hair last 😅. Quite a long while. I am not attempting to loc my hair and become an “onirun dada” (also known as Rastafarian).


I fiercely resisted giving up the comb for a long time. A really long time. I used to think people that didn’t comb their hair were crazy. It was also a bit of laziness on my part because my previous experiences with finger detangling took forever (as if natural hair doesn’t take long enough already).

I kept realising however I was always dealing with split ends. It was extremely frustrating. I played wth the idea of shaving everything off and starting again. Then I realised I didn’t think my face could carry that style and I quickly changed my mind.

I FINALLY realised that my hair craves being handled gently, so I had to bite the bullet and give up combs. Suprisingly it has not been that bad.

It is still early days but I would say I am retaining a bit more length and I’m seeing the dreaded split ends a bit less. Please also note I have become friends with the scissors and have done more trimming/dusting than I had done previously. I don’t think I will leave combs forever, depends on how this “experiment” goes.

If you have 4c hair like me, maybe finger detangling is for you too! ✌

Until next time
Memoirs Of A Yoruba Girl

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