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On to the business of the day- I was recently sent some skincare products to review by the lovely people from Jakeala. They are an American skin care brand (recently launched in Nigeria) with hair care products, lip balms, lotions, bath products (wash, hand crafted yummy soaps & bath oils), massage oils and baby products. The brand boasts that all their products are made from the finest natural ingredients so I was really keen on trying the samples.
They very nicely sent me three samples which I tried over a period of two weeks before reviewing here.
White Chocolate Raspberry Mini Cupcake Soap
I think this is one of the cutest and yummiest looking bath soaps ever. Doesn't it just look like it's ready to be gobbled up? When I wasn't thinking of eating it and using it in the bathroom, I really enjoyed it. It smells really yummy and left my skin feeling really moisturised. I was afraid that the cupcake shape wouldn't hold up after it's been exposed to water but it did! This one is definitely a winner for me, reminds me of something I would see in Lush- one of my favourite stores.
Creme Brulee Soap
This one on the other hand is not so visually appealing. I'm not sure why it's called Creme Brûlée because it looks and smells nothing like that. However, I also enjoyed using it, very moisturising and lathers well.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Lipbalm
I'm not sure there's much to say about a lip balm, lol. Basically, it kept my lips from feeling dry and smelled nice while at it! It's up to the standard of any of the big lipbalm brands out there I would say.
Overall, I would say that I enjoyed using these products and my skin was happy. I would definitely be looking to try other things from their wide range of products. However, it would be great if they could improve on packaging, just to take it a notch higher on the value scale.
Jakeala products can be found at:
- The Mane Place, Liberville Cresent Wuse II Abuja. www.themaneplace.ng.com
- Miss Dee - shop C, 1st floor, 62 Emeka Anyaoku Street Area 11 Garki Abuja.
- Nextime, Lenu Plaza Abacha Road GRA, Portharcourt.
- They also deliver in Lagos, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message on Twitter-@jakealaskinng or Facebook- www.facebook.com/jakealaskincare
Peace and Love,