Microblading

Microblading

You have scanty brows, you don’t have at all, or you just want your brows already done to reduce the stress of carving them out every day? You might want to consider this.

Microblading is a semi-permanent tattoo. So a blade is used to create tiny strokes on your brows making it appear fuller than what you used to have. Well, it is not as painful as it sounds, what the blade does is to scratch your brow surface lightly to deposit pigments under your skin. The colour of the pigment used will definitely be determined by your normal hair colour. This is quite different from the thin black green lines some ladies get tattooed on their face and call them brows. Microblading looks extremely natural.

A numbing cream is also applied before the process, so you have little to worry about as long as you entrust yourself into the hands of a professional.
We call this a semi-permanent tattoo because it can last for as long as a year and even two but does not last forever unlike a permanent tattoo which is deeply ingrained into the skin.

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The longevity of microblading also depends on your lifestyle, the kind of products you use and also skin type. The oilier the skin, the earlier it fades.

Post-microblading,
You can go back in after a week to get a touch-up. Avoid picking off scabs from the tiny little scratches on your brows while it’s healing.

Also, ensure that it does not get wet for that first week. If there is no choice to this then please cover ‘your new brows’ with ointment to prevent the cuts from exposure to bacteria.

Microblading aftercare is really important as you have the dryness, scabs, redness as with normal tattoo. So, it is important that you continue to apply the prescribed ointment. If you decide to still apply brow pencil after microblading, please wait after it heals before you apply any product.

Visit a specialist to get this procedure done and be aware of any ink allergies you might have before doing this or any other tattoo.


Classic Hair Options Asides Human Hair

Classic Hair Options Asides Human Hair

When you have your clothes on fleek, having a bad hair day could make your efforts on your outfit go to waste. You do not have to spend so much either. We know how expensive quality hair is and when it is really cheap, beware! Because quality human hair is not cheap.

However, you do not have to break the bank to get beautiful hair or even get your hair done. it does not always have to be human hair. We have other amazing options, the first on our list is the braids.

Braids: The braided wig used to be very expensive close to over twenty thousand. Now you have several options and ones that are readily available at various salons and hair shops. You have the ones that are done with frontals and closures. All you need to do it buy according to your budget. Braided wigs are classics options, no matter the type you get, you are good to go. You could also braid your hair, there are options such as the box braids, knotless braids.

 

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Crochets: Some of these crochets are braided, some are local while others are not. The good thing about crochets is that you do not have to spend the whole day at the salon. Your hair is weaved beneath and the crochets attached to it. There are some weavon crochet brands that really give you that human hair feels also.

Ponytail: These are not just bridal hair options. The ponytail does not take the whole day either neither do you need just the human hair for this. Crochets, attachments, weavons are used for this style as well.

Pixie cut: Pixie cuts are comfortable to wear. The weavon used for this is pocket friendly. The least is about 1500 naira, you will need to get about two. The good news is, you can make this into a wig at a low cost and also use it for a long period of time.

Cornrows: Cornrows do not always have to be braided with your natural hair only, you can get them done using attachments and in any style as well. You could also fix it up with some classy hair accessories.

‘Food wey sweet, na money kill am’, yea right! But we say ‘Food wey sweet, na person wey sabi cook, cook am’. Find the right stylist and look classy on your budget!


Reasons You Should Consider Cutting Your Hair

Reasons You Should Consider Cutting Your Hair

Thinking of cutting your hair? It’s understandable if you are hesitating. As a woman, there is no limit to what you can do to your hair.

For ladies, this is perhaps one of the biggest decisions you would have to make if you want to have a haircut. The hair you have seen growing for years will be ‘chopped off’ in like ten minutes.

Many questions such as will it fit me? Will it suit my face shape? What kind of haircut will suit me? What if I got tired of low cut? What other option do I have? Do I get a wig to compliment it? What happens if I miss going to the salon to make my hair? Do I dye it after cutting my hair? How will I be perceived in the society (considering, It’s an African clime) parade in your mind.

Cutting your hair for a lady means you are about to change your life. There is this adrenaline rush of telling your hairstylist to cut it off and seeing it fall off.

There many reasons to consider cutting your hair.

1. It saves money
With a low cut, you use less of everything if not everything. Less hair means less shampoo, less conditioner, and styling products. You can save more with a haircut.

 

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2. Trendy low-cut hairstyles
There’s always a short hair trend. There are several pictures of nice and cute low cuts. Tutorials have even proven to be useful, and you can find it relatively easier and simpler. Give it a try, it’s a fun experiment. You can explore any of these hairstyles like bob, layered, pixie, low cut, shag, Mohawk.
and many others.

3. Empowering
Cutting one’s hair off is a transformative and scary journey. There is something bold and empowering about cutting ones hair because is not common in our society. It enhances confidence because you call the shots when it comes to decisions that matter in your life.

4. Not permanent
You can grow your hair back if you want to. Hair cuts are not permanent, you can choose to go back to what your former hairstyles. For some, it might not grow as much as it was.

Do you think these reasons are strong enough for you to cut your hair? Share your opinion in the comment session.


How to Fix Eyelashes

DIY TIPS: How to Fix Eyelashes

Eyelashes have now become a necessity for us and it is an additional skill for ladies. Mastering the art of applying your own false/artificial eyelashes helps you to save money amongst other things.

Fixing of the eyelashes should be one of the last steps in your eye makeup routine.

You have always wondered how it was fixed, it seems simple and you want to give it a try, then come along. Applying false eyelashes can be tricky but here is how to do it the right way.

 

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1. Are you ready? Being ready means, you have the artificial lashes, tweezer and glue (black glue, it blends into the eyeliner) ready with you. Note: For this experiment, you might want to try with inexpensive lashes. Without a glue, lay it on your eye to have an idea of how it will sit on your eye.

2. Using the tweezer, hold the glue (a black one), and apply a thin line of glue to the lash base, end to end. Dot a thin layer of glue (straight from the adhesive applicator) along the vein of the lash, from corner to corner.
If you want super long-lasting application do the 'double adhesive' technique by applying some dots of glue along your lash line as well as on the lashes.
Allow the glue to go tacky for about 30 seconds, so, that it doesn’t stain and spread to the eye region.

3. Place the lashes on your eyeliner while you look down and press the base against your lash line in the centre, the outer edge and inner corner.

Carefully use the tweezers or your fingertips to merge the lashes with your natural one. You could also use mascara to uplift your lashes in a way it pushes your false lashes with the natural one

 


Slim Craze

Slim Craze

Y’all haven’t heard the gist? That even the slim ones to want to lose weight. Then they have us wondering, what exactly do you want to lose sef?

The society has put a lot of pressure on women. We would not take out the fact that we have also put a lot of pressure on ourselves too. The word ‘fat’ has become an insult, fat is the new thick.

We get it, honestly, we do, we encourage staying fit and healthy. Staying fit and healthy means regular exercise and healthy eating. This is taking out simple sugars and to a large extent processed food from your diet. If your definition of diet involves starving and taking out the nutritious food from your diet then o wrong, o wrong now.

The craze about the ‘flat tummy, fine shirt’ summer-ready body’ has a lot of women scrambling for the next available weight loss products, body shapers and tummy tuckers. We are not insinuating that you become overweight before you start that weight loss program (do this with substituting junks with healthy food).

 

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We realized that a lot of women have also lost their self-esteem because of their body size. You are beautiful size or no. What is important is staying fit. We applaud you for owning your body and doing any change you deem fit but do not EMBRACE the embargo placed on this delicious thickness. Do not feel bad for being fat. What you can do is to:
• Observe your daily, rigorous exercise if you do not have the time, ensure to take at least thirty minutes to one hour walk daily.

• Maintain a healthy diet full of fresh vegetables and fruits.

• Drink loads of water.

• Avoid junk food.

• Ensure your body mass index ( BMI ) is on the normal range to ensure you are not overweight. You can calculate this by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The normal weight is 18.5 to 24.9.

• Embrace life and enjoy every moment.


Simple Tips to Knowing Your Skin Tone

Simple Tips to Knowing Your Skin Tone

Skin tone is the natural colour of your skin. Knowing and dressing according to your skin tone helps you look youthful and complimentary. Your skin tone is also called undertone, this is different from your complexion.

There are three different undertones – cool hues (red, pink, blue), warm hues (gold, yellow) and neutral hues (olive). PUBLOG shares how helpful tips to knowing your skin colour.

1. Ensure to get rid of any makeup from your face by washing it. Then wait for at least fifteen minutes. The find natural light, like a sunny spot or an outdoor setting. Avoid light bulbs because they can have an effect and alter your skin while giving you a false impression.

2. Another popular method is to see the colour of one’s veins on the wrist. Hold up your arm in the natural light and determine the predominant colour. If your veins appear green, you have warm skin. If the veins appear blue or purple you have cool skin. If you cants tell if your veins are green or blue, you likely have a neutral skin colour. If you have an olive complexion, you perhaps fall into this category.

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3. A white background or white paper can be used to get the required result. For the white background, stand in front of the background and determine the and determine which colour appear the most apparent in the skin, using the stark contrast with the white to make the observation.

Should you opt for the white paper method, hold it close to your face, looking in a mirror, try to see how your skin looks in contrast to the white paper. If your skin appears yellowish, you have yellowish skin. If it appears pink, blueish-red or rosy, then you have a cool skin tone and so forth. Meanwhile, if you find it difficult to determine any cast of yellow, pin or olive, you have neutral skin.

4. Look at your eye colour to determine your undertones, this is probably a simple method. Brown eyes mean you have warm skin, lighter eyes like blue and pale brown usually means you have cool undertones, while ice blue means you have cool skin, also gold fleck may indicate warm undertones.

 


What to note before making that genital piercing

Genital Piercing

What to note before making that genital piercing

Vagina piercings are majorly done to increase sexual pleasure and stimulation. So if you are thinking of doing this, it could also be to increase your sexual confidence.
Your vagina can not be pierced as it is internal but what can be pierced is the vulva which is the external part of the genitalia. The vulva includes areas you can get a genital piercing such as the inner and outer labia, external clitoris, vagina opening.

There are several types of the genital piercing, we have the Christina piercing, clit piercing, princess Albertina piercing, fourchette piercing and labia piercing. Some of these piercings are subdivided into other types of piercings.

The probability of getting a type of vagina piercing done depends on the anatomy of the woman. This makes it difficult for just any piercer to do the vagina piercing. Not every woman is suited anatomically for certain types of vagina piercing.

Genital piercings are done by professionals who can determine the appropriate piercing for you. Every woman has a peculiar genital, we are not all shaped the same way.
Your genital piercings can easily close up if you lose interest in the piercing or it does not serve the purpose you intended it to. You can remove the jewellery and it closes up quite fast unlike other body piercings. Keeping it open means always have your piercing jewellery on.

 

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Vagina piercings have their own risk too, nerve damage, scarring, infection, pain. If you have a low tolerance to pain, it is advised you stay away from genital piercings.

Vagina piercings take from weeks to months to heal. This varies with the type of piercing. While you have your piercing ensure to keep dirty hands off your genital, it is compulsory to use safe sex barrier methods during intercourse while your piercing heals, you should wait at least two weeks before having sex, also avoid wearing friction inducing materials to prevent irritation.

Vagina piercing could be the fire that ignites your sexual life, consulting a professional piercer will further inform you of what to do and not to. This may reduce the majority of the risks involved.


Contact Lens as a Fashion Accessory

Contact Lens as a Fashion Accessory

Contact lenses are thin lenses placed directly on the eye surface. Contact lens is worn with a prescription.  It correct vision just like the glasses but now we have cosmetic Lens that are worn to accentuate the appearance of the eye. There are also coloured ones which give your eye a completely different colour or enhance the natural colour.

Cosmetic lenses are now a big part of eye makeup. Coloured contacts are the most popular. These coloured contacts are really beautiful as there is a wide range of colours you can get to change your look. To avoid causing problems for yourself with the use of contacts,

Do not fix your contacts with unclean hands. Make sure to wash with soap and water and dry off your hands before fixing your contact.

Do not wear contacts while washing your face, taking a bath or swimming. Water can get in your eyes, the contacts can trap bacteria in this process causing eye infections.

 

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Do not wear your contacts for a long period of time. Try to change your contact lens consistently.

Do not wear contact lens to bed. Contacts need to be moisturized as well as your eyes need oxygen. Even if you use the soft contact lens ( the second type is the hard one which is now obsolete) which allows the flow of Oxygen, you still need to moisturize the lens by placing it back in the solution to keep them safe and clean.

There are two main types of cleaning solution, the multipurpose and hydrogen peroxide-based.

All contact lens, corrective and cosmetic, pose the same risk. They should be handled with care and fitted properly in the eye to prevent any damage. If you are getting it for fashion purposes, we advise that you still consult your doctor so that the best fit can be recommended, and to put you through use as well as cleaning of your contacts.

Bonne chance! 

 


Healthy Hair Tips For Harmattan Season

Healthy Hair Tips For Harmattan Season

Healthy hair tips for harmattan season

Harmattan is here again, for the love of your hair, we have brought to you, tips to maintaining a healthy hair during this season.

This is the driest season of the year and it comes with a cold. We often give more attention to the skin, what about our hair?

Due to the extreme dryness of this season, the moisture of the hair is often lost causing the hair to dry and break-out. Then breakage, splited ends become a regular visitor.

Especially, in this season, learn to keep your hair moisturises. Some of the simple tips to follow include:

Tip 1. Moisturize consistently, trim and seal your ends more often. The season sucks the moisture out of your hair, the more reason you should moisturise daily. Do not leave your hair dry and weak, minimise damage. There are many products available to do this.

Tip 2. This is the perfect season for protective hairstyles because they help protect the ends which are fragile and prone to breakage. Protective hairstyles like braids, cornrows, wigs, etc, cannot be over-emphasized. With the protective hairstyles, you still need to moisturise and seal your hair regularly.

Tip 3. Minimise the use of heating tools. I know it is easy to style the hair but at this season of the year, it does more damage than good.

Tip 5. Drink a lot of water often. You need to stay hydrated, and your hair needs to be moisturised.

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Tip 6. Invest in a good deep conditioner and use it often. This makes the hair shines and reduces dryness. Deep condition your hair at least once in a week.

Tip 7. Protect your hair at night by

Tip 8. Avoid humectants like panthenol, glycerine, honey. During the harmattan season, they do the opposite of what they are supposed to do which result in dryness.

Tip 9. Co-washing your hair instead of shampooing is a good alternative.
Co-washing is the use of only a conditioner on the hair which helps retain moisture and will still give a clean hair. It is advisable to co-wash with warm water during the season.

Tip 10. Prepoo your hair before washing to reduce stripping the hair of its natural oil.


Maintaining a Healthy Skin

Maintaining a Healthy Skin

Our skin is a glorious covering, just like you clean up your clothes and iron (well if you actually do that), so does your skin require pampering, ‘tender loving’ lol.
We are not asking you to go to the spa all the time, if you can afford it though please do, get your facials and scrub done. We have a few extremely simple health tips that can help you maintain healthy skin.

Exfoliate: Removing dead skin cells, increases blood circulation. This will help give your skin a smooth texture. When your pores are clear it aids the fast absorption of any skincare products you might be using. It is important to know what works for your skin type as there are different methods of exfoliating the skin. The method of exfoliation determines how frequently it should be done. Avoid over-exfoliating your skin.

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Keep your hands off your face: You might be tempted to press out that pimple, to use your hand to clean off that sweat. Your hands carry germs all the time no matter how much you wash. This is because of most surfaces we are prone to touch, door handles, light switch and so on. We do not want those germs on your sweaty face, yawk!

Stay hydrated: On Publog, we preach this all the time, it is important for your overall skin health.

Avoid simple sugars and processed food: This can cause inflammation leading to acne. You might not totally want to stay away from this but you can reduce the intake.

Clean your make up tools and everything you use on your body regularly: Your clothes, socks, dirty clothes can make your skin itch, causing rashes. Your makeup brush and beauty foams are potential breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. You can do well to clean them at least twice a week. This also applies to your pillow case and bed spread, change at least once a week.

Moisturize: Know your type of skin, for dry skin, you can use more cream-based moisturizers. For oily skin types, it is advisable to use more of the gel-based moisturizers that would not clog your pores.