Nyakio Skincare Product Review

Nyakio Beauty Review


Hi loves!

Today I am sharing a fabulous skincare brand that is very new to me.  I have been testing these products out for quite some time, and could not be more pleased with the results. The brand I will be mentioning is called Nyakio.

Nyakio, pronounced NEH-KAY-OH, means hardworking woman in the sunshine.

This brand uses amazing ingredients that can be found in countries such as Kenya, China, Brazil, Spain, Egypt, India, Morocco, and Peru.

There are 16 products total from this skincare line to choose from, and you can find products that cleanse, exfoliate, restore, moisturize, or treat your skin.

Products Tested:

  • African Purifying Black Soap Mud Mask $35
  • Kenyan Coffee Face Polish $32
  • Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish $24
  • Chamomile Sleep Mask $35
  • Red Ginseng Smoothing Eye & Lip Cream $39
  • Sweet Almond Cleansing Balm $28

Each product can be found at select Ulta stores, as well as Ulta Beauty online.

Let’s start out with cleansing.  I have mentioned on my Instagram that I have been really loving oil cleansers and balms even though my skin is oily.  It actually keeps my oil under control. The Nyakio Sweet Almond Cleansing Balm is fabulous. It smells amazing and literally melts the makeup and dirt off of my face.  I did not feel the need to use a cleanser afterwards, but I did wipe any excess off with a towel.

After cleansing/removing any makeup I have on I exfoliate my skin.  I have large pores that clog easily, so I find that I need to exfoliate more often than others in order to keep them clear, and help minimize them.  The Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Face Polish works wonders for me. It’s not like your typical harsh scrub.  It is the perfect texture and it felt like I was rolling dead skin off of my face.  I love how smooth it leaves my skin without needing to be super harsh.


To exfoliate my lips I use the Nyakio Kenyan Coffee Lip Polish.  This lip scrub comes in a tube making it super sanitary, instead of needing to dip your finger into it to grab the product.  The applicator is also great for massaging the scrub around.  My lips are left smooth and plump afterwards.


Next up is my favorite part! Applying a face mask.  As you know I am obsessed with all types of face masks for many different reasons.  This particular one is great for detoxing and treating the skin. The Nyakio African Black Soap Mud Mask truly helped any blemishes I had at the time.  This mask is more like a 2-in-1 because as you rinse the mask off, it exfoliates your skin as well.


Lastly, it’s time to moisturize.  Moisturizers are a MUST for me in order to trick my skin into thinking it is producing enough oil that way it doesn’t go into overdrive and create even more oil (confusing but true).  My under eye area has been loving the Nyakio Red Ginseng Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream.  It absorbs so well and helps me look less tired.  My makeup also looks amazing in the areas that I use this cream.

For the rest of my face I use the Nyakio Chamomile Soothing Sleep Mask.  This is a no rinse sleeping mask.  The scent is so relaxing it honestly helps me fall asleep.  It feels very lightweight, and I wake up to hydrated beautiful skin.

I continue to use these products in my daily skincare routines. I highly recommend each of these.

What products are you going to try?

Thanks for reading!

❤ Melissa (IG: @primpandprimebeauty)

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Osmosis Colour Mineral Cosmetics Brow Gel Collection Review

Hi loves!

Today I’m talking about another fabulous product from Osmosis Colour, and it’s helping you perfect the look of natural eyebrows with ease.

I have not always struggled with my brows.  I should have appreciated them when they were  full, bold, and easy to shape instead of wanting them super thin and then over tweezing them.  Let me just take a moment to remember those brows and how I use to call them caterpillars lol I want them back!  Anyway, now I have to fill them in with different products and try to grow them out.

Social media hasn’t made it easy either being that the latest trend in beauty has been perfect “on fleek” eyebrows for quite some time now.  At least now we can achieve that with this eyebrow product.

This eyebrow color gel comes in four different shades.  “Brown”, “Blonde”, “Auburn”, and “Taupe”.  Each shade retails for $25.

I love how the angled eyebrow brush is built into the cap of the product making it super easy to take along with you and not need to pack any extra brush.  The gel is very creamy and glides on very easily making the look of natural hairs easy to achieve with small strokes of the brush.  The product dries fairly quickly which is great to make sure it stays in place and it’s also very easy to remove in case you need to correct any area or just want to remove your makeup from the day.

The brush allows you to create thin strokes for a more natural look, or you can go for bold brows. 

With this water proof, smudge resistant formula you don’t have to worry about the rain washing away your brows, sweating them off, or just accidentally wiping them across your face.

To sweeten the deal, this can be used in multiple ways.  You can roll a disposable mascara brush into your shade of choice to cover any grays or just make areas look fuller.  

This is a product I’ve definitely added to my makeup routine, and would recommend. 

What are your go-to brow products? Let me know in a comment.

Thanks for reading!

❤ Melissa (IG: @primpandprimebeauty

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March GlossyBox Unboxing 2017 #GLOSSYcrush

March Glossybox Unboxing 2017


Hi loves!

I’m usually shocked at how fast the months have been flying by, but I must say March felt like it lasted a while. Anyway, you know I love sharing my monthly goodies that I get in my GlossyBox so without further ado, let’s jump right in.  This month was the #GLOSSYcrush box.

March Glossybox unboxing

What is GlossyBox?

GlossyBox is a monthly beauty subscription box that sends you five deluxe-sized beauty products to try out. You can subscribe to three different plans that they offer. You can sign up for the monthly plan which is $21 a month, the 3-month plan for $58.50 billed every 3 months, as well as the 6-month plan for $111 billed every 6 months, or the 12-month plan for $210 billed every 12 months. Each have FREE SHIPPING if you are a U.S. resident.

glossybox march 2017

Products I Received & Mini Reviews:

  1. Tarteguard 30 SPF Sunscreen Lotion:  Guys, I literally screamed with joy when I saw this beautiful FULL SIZE must have in this box!  After collecting myself back together, I had to pump some onto my hand to try it out.  It is so lightweight and not your average thick greasy sunscreen.  It’s even ok to wear under makeup.  I am truly obsessed with the packaging too!  The pump is an added plus!  Retails: $32 1.7 fl oz
  2. Catrice Cosmetics Absolute Rose Eyeshadow Palette:  This is another brand I have been wanting to try.  The palette comes with 6 shades.  They are nice mauve colors, but I must say they are not very pigmented.  I probably will not be making too much use out of this palette.  Retails: $7
  3. Millesis Active Eye Light (shade 101):  This product is a brightening concealer.  It helps to color correct any darkness under the eyes, as well as strengthen your skin.  I love how this concealer applies, and even though it was a very light shade, once set with a yellow based setting powder it really made my under eye area look very nice and awake.  I didn’t experience any creasing.  Retails: $25 0.4 oz
  4. Figs & Rouge Avancé + Mattifying Emulsion MT + Sheer:  This was the perfect product to receive for my obsession with face primers.  I am an oily t-zone girl so the more matte the product, the better.  This primer did a great job with controlling my oil throughout the day.  You can use under makeup or alone.  Retails: $30 1 fl oz
  5. Mary Kay Timewise Repair Volu-Firm Set:  This was a really cool mini skincare set to try out.  It comes with a sunscreen, foaming cleanser, lifting serum, night retinol treatment, and an eye cream.  I enjoyed these products, but could not see any difference in my skin’s firmness over such a short amount of time.  Retails: $205 Full Size Set
  6. Incoco Nail Polish Appliqué:  Definitely the coolest product in the box.  Each set is made with real nail polish, and had a base coat and a top coat per strip.  This is perfect for busy moms, or ladies on the go to just apply and not have to worry about drying or smudging.  These can be easily removed with nail polish remover.  The patterns are really cute! Retails: $8 per set

Tarte Cosmetics Tarteguard spf 30

Catrice Absolute Rose eyeshadow palette

Catrice Absolute Rose Eyeshadow swatches

millesis active eye lift concealer

Figs & Rouge Avancé + Mattifying Emulsion Primer

mary kay timewise repair volu-firm set

Incoco nail polish applique

Well there you have it.  That was everything for the March box.  I was really pleased with this months picks.

What came in your box?  Let me know in a comment!

Thanks for reading!

❤ Melissa (IG: @primpandprimebeauty)

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