With the new found interest in natural hair and skin care, organic beauty brands which claim to make you look 20 times younger (I’m exaggerating) are sprouting up in every corner, that’s a good thing as we’re gradually moving towards chemical free living but we seem not to move away from loving and buying expensive stuff.

One thing I’ve noticed is that people like it when something is expensive, when they see the word luxury or when it is sold by their woman crush at high exorbitant prices.  Recently one ex big brother housemate turned entrepreneur sold out 5000 peices of packaged carrot seed oil for N5000 each in a day, now that’s how to make 25 million naira in a day,  you go girl! But tell me, how many of you will buy that same oil for even half the price from a struggling and “upcoming” organic product formulator and entrepreneur. I bet you’ll still want to beat down the price if you can.

Maybe the more expensive items are, the higher it’s value so does it mean these products delivers on all it promises? Probably not! You can bet your woman crush doesn’t even use it and if they do not alone or do you think they’ll trade their beauty secrets? If you think they’re telling you the truth then good luck to you. (I kid lol).

But really why buy expensive “luxury” hair and body  butter when I can whip up mine in my kitchen?   If you don’t like cooking or mixing ingredients then you can buy but as for me, I want to be a pro mixologist.
That way all my years of studying chemistry in secondary school and in the university won’t be a waste. I can make do with kitchen chemistry for now. Lol!

It’s not wrong to buy luxury items if you can well afford them, my point is patronize small brands too,  don’t always ask for unreasonable discounts and free stuff because a lot goes into formulating organic products, and whenever you can, if you’re a DIY person, you can create and customize your products to suit your needs that way you’re sure of what goes in.

Would you rather buy your products from a high-end store / retailer at exorbitant prices or from your average formulator at affordable prices or better still make your own products?

Ps: This post is  written on a lighter note, so if you did not laugh or even smile what’s wrong with ya! Can someone not play with you?



  1. 30th April 2018 / 11:27 am

    I would rather DIY because the cost of natural hair products is becoming ridiculously expensive to keep up.

    • Vanessa
      1st May 2018 / 1:31 am

      Very true. I love DIY’s so making my own products wouldn’t be a problem.

  2. 1st May 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Why do I feel like calling you my sister. Anyways, my sister it is DIY for me all day long. I no get spare cash to just throw away on expensive luxury

    • Vanessa
      3rd May 2018 / 2:25 am

      😁😂 Abi oo. You’re my sister, we’re from Nigeria and on this blog we’re one big family.

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