Germany Treatment

And Then Ori Saves The Day

So, the past three days have been extremely cold for me and being a winter girl, that has upset me quite a bit! Living in a warm zone practically all my life, I’ve formed a very good Beziehung with the winter! Since moving here, the colder Saisons especially Herbst are my faves!

This past few days however have been driving me bonkers! I hate layering….yes this is a tad bit contradictory but there you go. I always get too warm with all the chunky knits under my chunky Mantels. Yes I do wear larger size coats because my shoulders are a bit too broad and my arms are too long to fit into any store products so I make do with larger sizes for winter clothes. Will def be checking out stores that sell for taller women.

So this cold has been messing up my make up game. All my snoods and scarves and jacket hoods are rubbing off my foundation. The wool fabric clings to my lips and leave hairs behind and please let’s not mention my eye brows that I have been practicing relentlessly on how to get them perfect. But that’s another story…

So starting today, no more make up until warmer days arrive. Which will probably help my face to heal. With the extreme cold and being totally warm every where else, it’s my face that suffers and I find myself constantly scrubbing away with my exfoliating gloves and my dudosun black soap. I have dark patches around my lips and laughing seems to hurt sometimes!

Now, my sister suggested I try applying Ori on my face after exfoliating(which is not new to me. I used to keep ori as body lotion and would use it to battle winter when I visited but never this exact method). I have done so and my face feels totally amazing. So, will be doing this until I run out.

So, how do you battle the winter ????

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  • Clara

    Otutu abi, kpele! Only a few more months now!

    I like ori, but detest the smell! I have to be careful with the creams I use because although I’m an ajepako cheapskate, my skin/immune system are the original MVP. The stupid ajebutter body flares up regularly with its psoriasis and eczema . I end up using either E45 or just coconut oil. On my face, I use the “avene eau thermale” range…wash gel, dream and acne cream. It is a bit expensive, but it is also effective because it’s for sensitive skin. I always see a difference anytime I stop.

    • Hahaha I know everyone complains about the smell! But these days you can add oils in and whip it. This reduces the terrible smell. I know what you mean! Whenever I try a new product, I break out in all sorts of skin sores and rashes. Coconut oil really doesn’t agree with my skin either. A lot of women swear by its hair goodness but it just doesn’t work for me. However, I use it for prepoo.
      Well as long as it works for you, the price shouldn’t matter abi?

  • La Deutsche Diva

    Ori? I have to google. I find it that I have difficulty with makeup in summer because I’m sweating like a pig! I prefer wonder because I feel like my skin doesn’t sweat or oil up like usual and my makeup stays looking fresh for longer. I like seasons and I miss fall fashion (scarves, sweaters, boots, crazy furry hats and the like). With that said when I moved to Florida I didn’t get rid of all that stuff just because I probably will go back and forth to Germany during spring and fall times just to experience the cool weather. Now the cold??? I can’t do that. I remember winters in Schweinfurt when it snowed and I had to wait outside for the school bus and got frostbite on my feet. It took all day until I got home and got
    In a lukewarm bath to get the feet and toes working again. I don’t mind the cold
    As long as I don’t have to wait forever in it. I know New York City gets cold and snows a lot but somehow it’s different. I didn’t experience true cold in Hamburg. Just the fall cold which was enough for me. When I move back to Germany and end up in Hamburg I don’t know how I will deal
    With it!!!!!

    Du armes Häschen! Du tust mir so leid.


    La Deutsche Diva

    • Oh lawd! I was at the underground station when your message came in and as I read it, I was dealing with frost bitten toes. I’m so warm inside my jacket but my feet and especially my face are getting the worst part of the cold.
      I’m a winter gal thru and thru so this is really upsetting me!
      Don’t worry, u will def get used to it I’m certain!

    • Oh and ori is the Nigerian name for Shea butter and I just got into make up so haven’t tried it for summer but I find that I don’t sweat during the German summer. It can’t be as hot as Nigeria at all so I’m sure I will rock on!

  • La Deutsche Diva

    For some reason you remind me of my friend in Köln. Well she lives in Solingen. I don’t know for some reason I always hear her voice when I’m reading your entries. She’s born and raised in Germany but her parents are from Nigeria and she went to school in England so she has a bit of a British accent. But oddly enough when she’s around her people she talks Nigerian English and I think it’s so cool to hear her talk like that.


    La Deutsche Diva

    • Really? That’s so cool! Isn’t she the exotic woman! German born and raised, Nigerian with a British accent! Lol never even heard of Solingen tho.
      We should def do a girls’ night out whenever you get to Köln then I and your friend can trip you with our Nigerian way of talking hahahah

  • Chioma

    I use shea butter on my hair and ankles only I really don’t like the smell but since it works wonders, I don’t mind. As for my face I use no product now, I can’t risk it mehn! I wish the weather will permit me to layer, I miss the cold. The drastic change in weather down here to excessive heat is unbearable.

    • I get that! During the extreme cold, I get scars on my arms and places my clothes can cover up but this time around its my face and I’m so confused how to deal with it. So its ori until spring

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