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Product review: Labelle So Lush shadows

Labelle So Lush eyeshadow palette as the name signifies, is lush, luxurious and high pigment eye shadows for both day and night. This palette has 14 shades of both matte and shimmer eyes shadows. The texture is powdery, soft and extremely easy to apply. This is the first shimmer eyeshadow that I have used that didn’t fall on my face. The colors last the whole day and are so pretty, I took them for a spin.

I complemented the eyeshadow with Labelle Nude Liquid lipstick

I had so much fun wearing this eyeshadow that I took loads of pictures.

Labelle makeup products can be purchased online at www.labellemakeup.co.uk

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Natural Skincare Gift Sets

Happy Holidays! 🎄At Ene Naturals, we are pumped up for the Yuletide and creating offers to enhance our clients’ shopping experience. In the spirit of the Yuletide, we have created gift sets containing our natural skincare products.So this holiday, give a gift of 💯 natural skincare products to the ones you love. Gift sets available for babies and kids, men, women, His & Hers Sets. Contents can be selected from our wide variety of products.Gift sets for Her come in either blue striped bags or red striped bags with complimentary makeup purse from us to say thank you for choosing us. These handy and functional bags are great for cosmetics and for travels.Gift sets for Him come in handy grooming bags for the ideal man for keeping grooming products and for travel.PRICES:Gift sets for Her: N10,000Gift sets for Him: N10,000Gift sets for babies & Kids: N8000His & Hers Gift Sets: N20,000To order, simply leave a comment below.Compliments of the season!

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Healthy drink for kids

Kids consume a great amount of juices, especially during school hours and I have always tried to reduce fizzy drinks or soda because of the high amount of sugar content in them. It is of common knowledge that many packaged juice drinks are actually made from concentrates with high amount of sugars and preservatives. So, naturally, I try to reduce the amount of such drinks because when kids consume too much sugar or carbonated drinks, they become restless and difficult to manage. Plus, excess sugar pose a lot of health risks to kids and everyone alike.

So, in my bid to go natural, I make healthy drinks for my kids from juices and smoothies. One of my favorites is zobo drink. Zobo is a drink made from roselle leaves found in West Africa. So what we do is wash these dry leaves gotten from a specie of hibiscus plant, and cook them in water. On its own, zobo is not sweet but rather than add sugar and artificial flavors, I use fruits and dates to sweeten the drink.

By using fruits and dates as natural sweeteners, one is creating a vitamin C rich drink that is just right for Kids. On its own, roselle (zobo) leaves have high vitamin C content amongst other nutrients, coupled with fruits like pineapple or golden melon which are sweet and rich in vitamin C. So this zobo drink keeps cold and flu away while boosting a child’s immunity. A healthy zobo drink has added nutritional value as it contains calcium as well as help to aid appetite. It also lowers high blood pressure. Common sweet fruits like pineapple and golden melon are great in sweetening zobo but you can use other sweet fruits as well. You can also opt for natural honey to sweeten zobo drink as well.

RECIPE FOR HEALTHY ZOBO DRINK

8 Liters of Water

1 Liter of zobo (roselle) leaves

1 whole pineapple

2 cups of soft dates

A handful of ginger

This is a pot of zobo (roselle) leaves with blended fresh ginger. Ginger gives the drink flavor and taste as well as fruits and dates. When this boils, I leave it to cool to room temperature before sifting out the leaves and ginger.

Once the zobo is at room temperature, I blend pineapples and dates in the blender. The dates must be soft and not hard. So if you have dry, hard dates, please soak it over night in warm water to soften before blending. For a bowl of 8L zobo drink, I used a whole bunch of pineapple.

The pineapple always makes the zobo drink even more foamy so expect bubbles!

Sift the pineapple and dates once blended into the zobo drink as shown in the picture.

Finished product.

With this zobo drink, your child can take it to school in bottles or drink at home.

It is sweet, nourishing and healthy.

🥂!

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New fragranced room sprays from Ene Naturals

At Ene Naturals, we also developed new fragranced room spray and disinfectant room spray from essential oils. Here they are:

This Ene Naturals Anti-viral Disinfectant spray is an antiseptic room spray that purifies the air to help relieve cold and flu symptoms as well as help with allergy support. It also helps to repel insects and can be sprayed on beddings, clothing and the entire room.

Ene Naturals Happiness room spray is an energizing room spray that uplifts mood. Simply put, this is Happiness in a bottle!

These products are available online on this website from the organic shop.

Cheers!

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New fragrances at Ene Naturals

Recently, we developed fragrances from essential oils and fragrant oils for our new product line – Ene Naturals body spray and room spray. It was an exciting experience and I am so glad that the products were finally launched and receiving thumbs up 💃🏿

Meet the body sprays:

My Aphrodisiac: Love Potion body spray is an exciting and sensual body spray for women that puts you in the mood for love.

Seductress: A Romantic affair body spray is a romantic and sensual fragrance for the sexy woman looking to set a romantic tone.

Solid Man body spray is a sexy, bold and exciting fragrance for the sexy, confident man.

These products can be purchased online here from the Organic Shop.

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How I beat procrastination

Here’s the deal about procrastination – usually, there are promises you make that seem pretty easy to keep but also easy to overlook; or life changing promises you make to conquer certain habits that plague you but seem difficult to beat. Procrastination also holds people hostage and also sends you on guilt trip

that equally hold you hostage.

From experience, I was unable to keep to promises because I was distracted and had my brain so cluttered that I didn’t even remember that I had made any promise at all. I realized that overcoming procrastination had nothing to do with me being weak but rather, had everything to do with my being disorganized and having too much to deal with, including helping other people and running errands I had no business doing in the first place.

So I took charge of my life and the first step I took was simplifying my life.

Clutter, lack of organization and lack of purpose all contribute to keeping you enslaved by procrastination so here are the simple things I did to over come it.

STEPS TO OVERCOMING PROCRASTINATION:

1. De-clutter your life and get organizing:

How do you start your week? Are you so scattered that you have no clue what your week would be like? Start organizing your life by planning the week ahead. To start with, plan your clothing, the food you would eat and chores in a weekly schedule or timetable. I started by creating a good time table that way I wouldn’t wake up in the middle of the week and realize that I didn’t have certain foods at home and then be forced to run grocery errands more than once a week which means vital time being wasted doing just one chore that could be done just once rather than multiple times. You save time, you save energy, you are less exhausted, you have room to plan and succeed.

I also started keeping a weekly planner of all my activities for each day of the week. So I have a weekly planner for my business and another for my personal life. I became very organized and purposeful that I had no room for wastefulness or lack of purpose. You know how the week ends and you ask yourself what you’ve achieved so far and you realize you can’t pin-point anything? That’s what happens when you don’t plan your activities.

2. Create a hierarchy of duties and stick to it: You know how workers are advised to stay off social media until mid-day to stay productive? well, same applies to every aspect of our lives to stay productive and beat procrastination. Choose to start your day doing all the important stuffs and let your day wind down to the much simpler, less important ones. Know when to access social media because it is a huge distraction – DO NOT START YOUR DAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA – rather, focus on your duties, one at a time, giving room for reflecting time, winding down time & trivial time. Try to keep things in perspective.

3. You can’t help everyone: Do you know that the time spent running errands for other people and making other people’s business your business may cost you a lot? I realized that there are certain things I did for my friends, which I didn’t have to do because they should be doing it themselves. Besides, you are choked up already so while helping is good, make it essential and besides, you are not the only friend they have. Remember too that friends tend to take one for granted when you bend too backwards? So try to balance things between how much time you spend doing your own stuffs and the time you spend doing other people’s stuffs.

4. Create room for yourself to relax, reflect and recharge: When you organize your activities, you should fix time too for relaxation, meditation or reflection which helps you to recharge and stay positive. I have “ME” times during different days of the week which I guard jealously. Sometimes, I go tech-detox and turn off my phone, unplug from social media and disconnect completely to keep me focused and on track. Know when to unplug distractions.

Truth is, I have spent the past years being less organized and being less purposeful but I chose to change things at the start of 2017 and created new resolutions that were life changing including giving me business success. I have been able to achieve more than ninety percent of what I set out to achieve this year because I got organizing and began a purposeful life that changed everything. Don’t live like paper tossed about by the wind; rather, be purposeful and deliberate.

Cheers!

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Cash in on our new online store coupon: Use code INDEPENDENCE

Hi guys!

So, Nigeria is celebrating her 57th Independence and to commemorate this occasion, we are offering 10 percent off all purchase at our online store

Offer is valid all through the month of October and will end on the 31st day of the month. So, cash in on this offer and purchase our line of premium natural products.

Please do remember to use the code: INDEPENDENCE upon request.

cheers!

Ene

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Moisturizing & purifying mask recipe for soft,smooth & clear skin

Hi guys, I have a beauty regime that includes weekend Spa D-I-Ys that begin with me soaking my feet in warm water and Dead Sea salts and followed later by giving myself a well-deserved facial at home. This is necessary because this gives me an opportunity to pamper and nurture my skin which every skin deserves.

So, set weekends aside for D-I-Y facials that allows you to rid your skin of dead cells, stress and tiredness by exfoliating, steaming, masking and toning your skin for a cleaner, smoother, youthful and brighter skin. People complain a lot about having dull complexion and the solution usually lies in the amount of time you spend to care for your skin. So by dedicating weekends to pampering your skin, you are sure to achieve better skin.

Here are my simple steps to weekend D-I-Y facials at home.

1. I begin by washing my face with warm water without soap. Usually, just by using cotton pads soaked in warm water to massage my face removes surface dirts.

2. Exfoliate your skin. I use my own natural products as I have sensitive skin. I usually scrub my face and neck with Ene Naturals Moisturizing scrub. I love moisturizers so most of my products moisturize the skin as they make the skin soft and smooth. After gentle scrubbing, rinse off with warm water.

3. I follow with steaming my face over hot steam. I would bring water to boil, pour into a deep bowl and after lowering my head – stay a few inches away from the hot steam – and then I cover my head with towel. With my face trapped in the steam under the towel, the hot steam is able to melt the fats and dirts deposited on my skin, especially those clogging my pores. Sometimes, I place fresh lemon peels in the hot water to help melt the fat on my face away. I usually steam for 15 minutes.

4. Afterward, I apply Mask. I have an Organic Mask that purifies the skin as well as treat acne and fight wrinkles. And since I am obsessed with having baby soft skin, I always add pure goat milk powder to the mask.

The Ene Naturals Organic Mask Powder is made of pure bentonite clay, African sandalwood, frankincense and rose. All of these ingredients have purifying properties which means they treat acne and blemishes and they also have anti-wrinkle properties as well. And then, I add goat milk into it. Goat milk contains alpha hydroxy acid which helps to strip the skin of dead cells as well as vitamins and anti-oxidants that nourish, moisturize the skin and treat wrinkles. So with these amazing benefits of goat milk and the Ene Natural Organic Mask Powder, I simply can’t let go.

So to make my moisturizing and purifying mask, all you need are:

1. 1 tablespoon of Ene Naturals Organic Mask Powder and

2. 1 teaspoon of Ene Naturals Goat milk powder.

3. Add a little water to mix into a paste and apply on the face and neck. Allow to dry and leave on for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

5. The only toner I use on my skin is pure goat milk. Usually, I take just 1 teaspoon of Ene Naturals pure goat milk powder, add just a little water and with cotton pad, I clean my face and neck. I rinse off with warm water.

Do this weekly and you will be amazed at your skin. The result is a softer, smoother, brighter and younger skin.

You can order for any of these products on the online store on this website.

Cheers!

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Brand Spotlight — Ene Adasen – Qeturah.com – Medium

Ene Adasen is one fascinating entrepreneur who continues to wow our team. A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Lagos…

Source: Brand Spotlight — Ene Adasen – Qeturah.com – Medium 

Full text of my Brand Spotlight on qeturah.com. I am so pleased and excited about this and the prospect of expanding my business and creating further awareness. I feel so blessed.

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Media rounds

So, today has been an exciting day for me because it began with an interview at Kiss fm Lagos. It was such a fun experience because I met great people today at Kiss fm that made my interview so worthwhile – thank you Mr Kayode and Mr Ayodele. You know how they say that in business, you have to move with the right crowd? Well, am a testament to that because that was what qeturah.com did for me. I recently started showcasing my natural products on the unique ecommerce platform for made in Nigeria goods and it has been a great adventure. qeturah.com fostered my radio interview and honored me with a brand spotlight on their website as well all in one day.

My Brand Spotlight is hereBrand Spotlight by qeturah.com

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Home remedy for pimples

Don't pop that zit because it can be dangerous. Zits wrongly popped lead to blackheads so rather than popping zits, here are a few tips to treating pimples.

1. Pimples are a sign of stress so rather than popping the zit, give your body a well deserved rest.

2. Pimples are a sign of poor nutrition so eat leafy, green vegetables and fruits like oranges that are rich in vitamin C and anti-oxidants that get rid of free radicals like pimples.

3. Pimples can also be caused by poor hygiene so rather than share your makeup tools with other people, wash your beauty tools like sponges and brushes regularly. If possible, use only disposables.

4. Pimples are also caused by hormonal imbalances which is why zits are expected during a woman's monthly period.

So rather than popping that zit, get an orange from your kitchen like I do.

This easy homemade facial
Cleanser recipe for treating pimples is easy and effective. Simply get an orange, squeeze out some juice into a bowl – you don't need more than 1 tablespoonful of orange juice. Soak it in a cotton pad or cotton wool and gently apply on the pimples or the area of skin where pimples are dominant. Allow the orange juice to dry on the pimples for a few minutes and rinse off. Orange is anti-oxidant rich that helps fight pimples and acne as well as brighten the skin. The juice will also help to dry out the pus substance in the zit.

Do try to be patient with the treatment of pimples and refrain from touching them to avoid infecting your skin some more with your non-sanitized fingers.

Tell me, do you have other home remedies for treating pimples that you would like to share?

Cheers!

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Introducing the highly nutritive organic baby food: battling low nutrition in babies

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For nearly ten years, I have abstained from feeding my kids with heavily processed foods and foods that have been stripped of its natural qualities like baby cereal. Though fancy the packaging, I have always been more interested in the quality of foods that I feed my kids especially at the weaning stage when my kids turned 6 months and needed to be introduced to cereal meals. I remember being advised by those around me to introduce my baby to pap, which is a cereal gruel for babies and adults alike but after haven raised by a mother who taught me the importance of fibers and eating whole grains, I found pap very distasteful.

And here is why: Pap is a cereal gruel made from maize, millet or guinea corn (sorghum) and while it is good that it passes through a stage of fermentation, which is important in baby foods to enhance the nutritive value of food, it is also distasteful that the natural fiber of these whole grains are sifted and discarded, leaving the baby to eat only the whitish remains of the grains. The best part of the grain, which is the natural fiber found in the brown outer shell is usually discarded in the desire to have a very smooth paste that would not irritate the child.

Sadly, giving a child pap to drink is like giving the child nothing at all because pap is “characterized by low protein, low energy density, and high bulk…” (Onofiok & Nnanyelugo), which both authors studied to be responsible for malnutrition in children during the weaning period.

knowing this, I created a recipe that has stood the test of time! – Ene Naturals organic baby food.

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How is this different from other baby food?

My recipe is made from hundred percent organic whole grains sourced from local farmers within Nigeria; the organic baby food is made free of added sugars, free of preservatives and free of additives. The process of making this organic baby food includes retaining every fiber in the grain and making the food from 100 percent whole grains – we throw nothing away! It also passes through a process of fermentation which “enhances the nutritive value of food by increasing thiamine, nicotinic acid, riboflavin, and perhaps protein content as a result of microbial activity” (Onofiok & Nnanyelugo). 

 

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The organic baby food is also made with peanuts (groundnut) and sweet potatoes to further improve the nutritive value of the food. Because wet milling, as the case with pap, reduces the nutritional value of baby foods like pap, our organic baby food is milled dry and packed in powders. As such, the food is nutrient rich in energy, carbohydrates, dietary fibers, trace fat, Omega 3 & 6, protein, Vitamin A, B6, B1, B3, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.

We have adopted simple packaging… 

In our bid to stay organic, we have adopted simple packaging, which also helps to keep the price low and affordable as well.

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At the moment, we have three variants of the Ene Naturals organic baby food:

  1. Millet, guinea corn (sorghum) and wheat
  2. Maize meal
  3. Brown rice and millet, which is gluten free 

 

We officially launched the baby foods last week and we are already selling and shipping out!

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To order for any of these products, please visit the online Shop on this site! If you have questions or comments, please leave one below.

Cheers!

P.S. Check out (Onofiok & Nnanyelugo)’s article here: http://archive.unu.edu/unupress/food/V191e/ch06.htm