Dark & Lovely, Taos Cosmetics & Arami Essentials + Giveaway | Tuke's Quest

Dark & Lovely, Taos Cosmetics & Arami Essentials + Giveaway

So I get a lot of goodies from Brands who are launching new products, launching a campaign and Brands who just want to show me love and appreciation.
I've gotten a number of nice packages over the past couple of weeks so thought to share what I got and give some items away.
Dark & Lovely Africa
I was invited to the Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Meet and Greet which Deola Hosted.
Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Range
We were all gifted these products to try out before the day, as well as a top, towel, note book and biro.
Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Towel
I've been Natural for over 6 years and I've tried out quite a number of products during this journey.
Proud to Be Natural T shirt
Out of all the products I tried from this line, the Knot Out conditioner is my favourite.
Best Conditioner for Natural Hair
The plaiting pudding cream comes a close second, I found it more moisturising than the moisturising butter.
Au Naturale Plaiting Pudding & Moisturising Butter
I moisturise and seal my hair using the LOC Method and discovered that my hair retains more moisture when I seal with my whipped shea butter than when I seal with the Au Naturale Butter.
Dark & Lovely Plaiting Pudding & Moisturising Butter
The products have a nice sweet smell and a semi-thick and gooey consistency.
Moisturising Butter for Natural Hair
Check out this link for more information on the products and how they can be used.
Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Products
The shampoo and conditioner retail for N1,500 while the plaiting pudding and moisturising butter retail for N1,700. You can find these products at Spar, Shoprite, Grand Square and Justrite.

Have you tried any products from this line before? If yes, what did you think of them?


I took part in a campaign for Arami and was gifted 3 products of my choice. The Onyx Body Polish & Glow Oil are my favourite.

I like the smell of the Body & Hair Food which is whipped shea butter but I'm not crazy about the texture. I prefer the texture of the Kinky Apothecary Shea Batter which I spoke about here.

Arami's Whipped Shea Butter comes in different flavours: Vanilla & Lemongrass. Visit their website here to order.
Arami Essential Body Products
The Onyx Body Polish is their own version of Black Soap, it smells Divine & is mixed with products like Honey, Lemon, Olive Oil & Rose water. I love it and use it on my body and face.

The Glow Oil is shea oil that is very moisturising. I usually use lotions or creams for my body but I've been switching it up and using the glow oil. Are you more of an oil person or a cream person when it comes to moisturising your body?

Taos Cosmetics Products
Taos is one Brand I love. I'm really impressed by all the owner has done since inception and it's even more inspiring because she is my age.
Nigerian Beauty Goody Bag
I got 5 Lip products, a face mask, a bottle of honey and a highlighter palette.
Malicha Luxury Face Mask & Honey
I gifted my sister the honey because she makes a lot of DIY Products. I will be using the face mask and I'm quite excited to try it. I tried out a Bentonite clay X Apple Cider Vinegar Mix on my hair and face last week and I loved the results, skin so supple.
Taos Cosmetics Lip Glass & Velvetine
I got 3 liquid velvetines/lipsticks and 2 lip glasses.
Taos Cosmetics lip velvetines
I already have lulua (the vibrant purple one) and tripoli (the nude one) so I will be giving those two away, the winner will be chosen next week.
Taos Cosmetics lip swatches
I really love the highlighter palette. The multi purpose highlighters can also be used as eyeshadows.Taos Cosmetics Highlighter Palette
If you would like to win Tripoli or Lulua, leave a comment with your email address & instagram handle saying which one you want to win and why.
Taos Cosmetics Lipstick & Highlighter Swatch
Make sure you are subscribed to the blog and are following myself, dark and lovely africaarami essentials and taos_inc on Instagram.

P.S. A pick up venue will have to be arranged, no delivery o!


A number of people were not considered for the previous giveaway because they hadn't subscribed to the blog here, make sure you do so now!

The winners of the Visa Restaurant Week giveaway are:

Kindly reply the email I just sent with your phone number!

I was quite shocked that 60% of the people who entered the giveaway wanted to eat at Nok by Alara, 20% want to try out Hard Rock Cafe. I will be giving out tickets to an event at Hard Rock cafe next month so watch out for that giveaway!!!

Thank you to everyone who entered.


  1. That highlighter pallete is calling my name mehn and I'm heading their page now! I want to win Tripoli just because it would be nice to win a giveaway for once.
    Email: omoladei151@hotmail.com
    IG: Official_lade

  2. I would love to win the lulua. pinnaclemember@yahoo.com @theisokogirl on instagram .Kindly do a detailed review of the arami oil as i have experienced a lot of skin darkening and i would like something to even out my skin and brighten it.

  3. I would love to win the Taos cosmetics Lulua, because it will suit my skin, and I've been looking forward to owning one.
    Instagram :@priscaekenimoh

  4. The Arami Onyx Body Polish & Glow Oil is where my heart's at. I hope it's part of the giveaway products because I only just started paying attention to my skin and anything that'll help is very-very welcome.
    Email: adroitkooks@yahoo.com
    IG: @kenkooks

    ...cross my fingers

  5. I would love to win lulua because it will suit my skin tone. Chidimokries@yahoo.com @msurenna

  6. I would love to win the tripoli because it looks like the perfect mauve shade for my skin colour. Plus, I have always wanted something from the taos_inc cosmestics but I can't afford it.
    Instagram: deborahoguike

  7. I would love to win the lulus, just because I've actually never won anything in a giveaway.
    IG daramolafeyi

  8. adejoorinifeoluwakiisi@yahoo.com
    IG adejoorinifeoluwakiisi
    I would love to win yhe lulua because I just started to really love makeup but can't really afford to buy good products and I feel like nude is a perfect color to start with as it goes with a lot of stuff and is very simple yet classy

  9. I will love to win the dark and lovely natural product because am on natural hair and i will like to try their natural hair product. Email bumbojumbo26@gmail.com IG @abimbolaoye

  10. I would love to win the Lulua lippie because it looks like it would be perfect for me due to my skin tone. Also, its an opportunity to try Taos Cosmetics.

    Email: simi@eattechtravel.com
    IG: @eattechtravel