Originates from the Yorùbá language and tribe of Nigeria - translates to “Mine”.
Temi Shobowale established her beauty career at a young age as a beauty advisor to her friends and family. Although makeup is her lifelong passion, she also has a heart of a humanitarian and loves giving back and sharing knowledge with other women within her community. Right before resuming her post-secondary goals, Temi spent a period of time volunteering her services to women who were residents of a local women’s shelter. Temi realized she found a way to combine both of her passions — beauty and philanthropy. Temi has had the opportunity to work with many talented individuals and wonderful mentors, which provided her with the ability to showcase her skills, talents, personality and attention to detail that is brought to every transformation she creates.
After many years of working in the beauty retail industry and doing research on the harmful ingredients used in ‘cult favorites’ skincare products - Temi gathered all of her product knowledge and decided to take matters into her own hands. She began to formulate skincare products with organic plant-based ingredients for herself which led to her friends questioning her new glow. Temi reached out to friends and colleagues to have them test her products which led to them wanting more…- thus ‘Essentials by Temi’ was born.