My Skincare Routine for soft and youthful skin

December 21 2017



EPARA is a luxury skincare brand, founded by Ozohu Adoh.

Ozohu discovered organic ingredients from Africa, and has carefully curated each product. It brings me great pleasure to know that this brand had someone like me in mind to create for,
as a woman of colour.

Beauty to me isn’t just limited to the outside, it comes from the inside too, and one of the reasons why I absolutely love this brand, is because of the origin of it’s creation. Ozohu is a Nigerian, just like me, and she felt that there weren’t many luxurious products on the market that really catered to women of colour, and actually meets the needs that we have, from uneven skin tone and hyper pigmentation to dryness and dehydration.

I personally like to take care of my skin in a simple way and I’m so happy to have found the perfect products that are going to cater to my needs, step by step, to help me achieve a soft and youthful look and feel.

Step I – Cleansing Lotion

This silky smooth cleanser softens and moisturises the skin. It’s also great to remove makeup.
I apply it with my hands, then wipe off with cotton pads.


Step II – Hydrating Mist

I love this hydrating mist. It serves a number of purposes, from hydrating my skin after cleansing, to setting makeup, and refreshing the skin throughout the day.


Step III – Eye Serum

This serum helps to reduce bags and puffiness around the delicate eye area.


Step IV – Moisturising Face Cream

A luxurious nourishing face cream that leaves skin hydrated and smooth, and helps even out skin tone. It has SPF 15, which protects the skin too.


Step V – Comforting Body Cream

That extra oomf as part of my routine, comes in this tub of pure comfort. Rich and luxurious, it pampers and smooths my skin.


I’m excited to announce my ambassadorship with EPARA and I’m looking forward to sharing more in 2018.

This post is in partnership with Epara. I’m grateful to be fuelled for 2018 by this brand, and to continue to produce content for you all. Partnerships like these enable me to keep my content free. More about EPARA here:


  • Reply TheIsokoGirl December 22 2017 at 9:24 am

    Congratulations Shirley…wishing you merry christmas

  • Reply Precious December 24 2017 at 9:39 am

    As a black woman, l must say that this sounds like an mazing product. l have tried a lot of high end products that others claimed to have worked for them BUT didn’t work for my skin…. resulting in unnecessary rashes and breakouts….with the utmost anticipation l cannot wait to try this product 🙂

    Well-done Shirley.

  • Reply Jennifer Miller July 28 2020 at 7:04 am

    Thank you for providing all this great information about your skincare. Most people don’t realize that skincare starts with what you put into your body. It’s not just about creams and sunscreen. Retinol is definitely a beneficial thing to add to your daily skincare routine.

  • Reply Ensley May 17 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Thank you so much for this lovely article. Definitely, I will try this products and routine. Actually, I recently got some tattoos around my neck in a pain-free tattoo session with the use of strongest numbing cream. After my tattoo healing completes, I am gonna get these recommended products asap. Keep updating us with your amazing posts!

  • Reply Divya June 1 2022 at 6:03 am

    Hey Shirley, I’m totally obsessed with your collection of beauty products and looks just love it <3

  • Reply Umma September 9 2022 at 6:30 am

    Thank you for all of this valuable information on your skincare. Most people don’t know that skincare starts with what you eat. It isn’t just about moisturizers and sunscreen. Retinol is undoubtedly beneficial to add to your daily skincare routine.

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