The Nicole Code: My Top 5 Beauty Products Of 2015

Hello everyone,

HAPPY NEW YEARRRRRR! Please forgive me. If you follow my Instagram handle @thenicolecode (you don’t? why not?) you’d see that I’ve had a crazy holiday. I was in the village for a bit (Owerri for life!) and my younger sister got married. Feel free to check out the beautiful pictures using the Hashtag #thedoughs16 .

Anyways, thanks for your patience and thank you to everyone who sent me emails over the holidays telling me to post something soon. I even had people come up to me at the wedding like  ‘okay the wedding is over, so we expect a post on monday thanks’  (LOL!). God bless you for all your support.


What better way to kick off the new year on TheNicoleCode than with a roundup of my favourite products of 2015? Regular readers will have a good idea of which products I completely love, but heres a list of my Top 5.



Herbal Essences ‘Hello Hydration’ conditioner





I bought this randomly from Ebeano to use on my extensions. My hair was really dry and a bit tangles, so I washed it and left this conditioner in for about 6 hours. This is how my hair looked the next day





I quickly ran back to Ebeano to buy the last bottle, and they haven’t restocked it since then so i’ve run out. Why does life have to be this way? This is a definite winner for me.



YSL ‘Manifesto’ Eau de Parfum


I’m not big on perfume actually because I don’t like strong smells. I’d rather you smell of nothing than SLAP ME IN THE FACE with your perfume or cologne. It kills me. Is there anyone else like this? I also only like vanilla and citrus scents, so for the longest time I only used Jo Malone perfume. My husband was on a mission to find me a perfume I’d like and got me this from Duty Free. Ladies and Gents- this scent is the one. It is quite sweet (vanilla and musk undertones I believe) but it is very sensual and womanly. I love it and I am currently on my second bottle.






This was recommended by a reader in my Comments section. This gel is great for spot treating blemishes, and isn’t as harsh as the 10% Benzoyl Peroxide I had been using for years.



Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum (read more about this HERE)




I cannot get enough of this eye serum. It really makes a difference in my eye area especially with any fine lines. I will most likely use this… foreverrrrr. (Cardi B voice. Those who get it get it)



La Roche Posay Anthelios 50 Daily Anti Aging Primer with Sunscreen (read more about this HERE)




This is the best sunscreen I have ever used. It has a beautiful silicone finish that doesn’t feel heavy at all, AND it works as a primer so it kind of blurs imperfections and lines and helps a little with oil production. Which gives your makeup a more flawless appearance.


Honourable Mentions for the following products

ORÍKÌ Mineralized Intensive Eye Treatment

BathKandy Turmeric and Black Pepper Soap

Fig Health Store Brightening Turmeric Black Soap


And thats it. What are YOUR favourite beauty discoveries of 2015?


Let Me Know,



Everything beautiful.

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