Friday, April 30, 2010

The Kinky Apothecary

The Kinky Apothecary will be enlightening us about natural hair at the House of Makeda on Saturday 8 May 3-6pm! Every African woman needs to hear this one. Join us for "Champagne, Cupcakes and Curltalk" by the fabulous naturalista Nibi Lawson! Entry fee is 3000 naira.

Harmattan 2009 Collection......

More fashionably late pictures of our Harmattan 2009 collection of classic black dresses........
We are an Afrikan label. We don't do the whole autumn/winter thing yet because we are not making autumn and winter collections. Not yet anyway. So we have the Summer collection and the Harmattan collection that reflect our Afrikan seasons. Contemplating a Rain collection too!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dry body brushing.....

Dry body brushing is an excellent way of exfoliating, stimulating lymphatic drainage and detoxifying the entire system. It's great for smoothing out dry skin, cellulite, scars, stretchmarks and uneven skin tone if done daily as it increases cellular regeneration of the skin. It is also one of the best preventative measures against cancer. Get a natural bristle brush and brush in long gentle strokes from feet up, all over body, always brushing towards the heart.....

Monday, April 26, 2010

Egyptian Magic.

I love Egyptian Magic! It's an all natural, all purpose cream made of honey, olive oil, propolis, pollen and beeswax. It can be used on face, lips, body, dry hands and feet, hair, as a cleanser, for babies..... It has amazing healing and skin softening properties and is also great for ezcema and scars. It's a thick balm but that does'nt stop me from smearing it all over my face day and night at the moment. I'm glowing!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Join us at the House of Makeda for an intimate performance of songs from my upcoming album on Friday 28 May, 8-10pm! 7 Manuwa st, off Keffi st, Ikoyi, Lagos.......

Friday, April 23, 2010

The New Amerykah II: Return of the Ankh

Check out Badu's new album, the New Amerykah II, Return of the Ankh and the controversial video to it's first single, "Window Seat." Miss Erykah strips naked for her art in "Window Seat" and everyone and their mama's talking about it! And her body is still banging after having three children! Go Erykah!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My home studio at last!!

I'm unstoppable now. Prolific songwriting, here I come!

The Oil cleansing method...

I'm loving oils today! The oil cleansing method is one of my favourite ways to cleanse my face. It may seem strange cleansing with oil, especially if your skin is oily but nourishing your skin instead of stripping it will usually bring balance. You could use any plant oil or combination of plant oils  such as olive, avocado, jojoba, macadamia and castor depending on what works for you. I love potent, deeply moisturising olive oil mixed with a couple of drops of my favourite essential oil, geranium. Massage a generous amount, using clean hands onto your face for five or more minutes and then use a clean white washcloth and hot water to steam and wipe off several times till your face feels clean. Your skin will be soft, smooth and glowing! 

Oil pulling.

Oil pulling is an ayurvedic practice of washing the mouth with vitamin-rich plant oils such as sesame and sunflower. It's great for strengthening your teeth, healing gum disease, healing eczema and other skin diseases, promoting hair growth and healthy skin, clearing dark circles and bags under the eyes, removing toxins from the system and potentially healing a variety of diseases including cancer. Amazing, considering all you do is just take two tablespoons of your chosen oil and washing and swishing around your mouth and between your teeth for twenty minutes! Then brush your teeth as usual and drink water. Do for six days and rest on the seventh day for as long as you can!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Last Summer's Collection.....

Here are some fashionably late pictures of some pieces from our Summer 2009 collection!