Thursday, 19 July 2012

All Time Fav: Sleek MakeUp's "Sahara" Blush

I go through phases with everything I own, one minute they are hot and next I don't even remember they exist but this blush right here *in my best Tamar Braxton voice* is my all time absolute favourite. I can wear this blush with any look for any occasion.
Sahara is a mid-tone orangey-brown matte blush with flecks of shimmer (does that make sense). It gives a warm glow with a natural finish - like I have nothing on.
As you can see, mine has seen better days; I've had this for over a year now and I haven't even hit pan and that's because It comes with a whooping 8g of product and retails for £4.49 (definitely wasn't that much when I got mine...blame recession).
I think this is definitely a must have esp for women of colour..try it and let me know what you think.


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

A Twist on Tradition

Hey Lovelies!!! How are you beauties doing? 
Saturday was a very hectic but fun filled day for everyone involved, my cousin got married and we partied like it was 1999...hehe. My day started at 4:30am as I had to get ready and  make my way to Essex before 9am to beautify the bride for her big day and thanks to milk of magnesia and Porefessional, my makeup stayed put for the whole day (15 hours to be exact).

My dress was designed by the talented Asake of Asakeoge and I absolutely love it. It is super fitted and well made, granted I couldn't move or sit down or eat much (which is a plus I guess) but it was everything I wanted the dress to be. If you haven't heard of Asakeoge before then check her out here and here.

Dress: custom made by Asakeoge
Shoes: Asos
Bag & Bangle: H&M
Watch & ring: Asos
Earrings: DIY by me
Lipstick: Sleek's Mystic

PS: stop calling me when am trying to blog....who know who you are lol 

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Red Cherry Lashes

Hey Lovely people!!! Hope you are all enjoying your weekend? 
Decided to do a quick post while watching the Wimbledon Final between Murray & Federer on my recent Red cherry Lashes  purchase. I got these from an eBay seller called Joy's Cosmetics, who sells a host of brands that are not easily accessible here in the UK at very reasonable prices. 
I purchased these 6 lashes for £6.61 including £5.09 for p&p which makes these extremely cheap and affordable. They are made from 100%  human hair, great quality and definitely re-usable. The bands are very thin with some being invisible which makes them very easy to apply and blend with your natural lashes.  

I will definitely recommend you to check out Joy's Cosmetics, am pretty sure you'll fall in love with it too.

Have a great Sunday Lovelies...


Friday, 6 July 2012

Blog Awards and a lil' Chit Chat

Hey beauties!!! Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend as much as I am. Just got home from work and I am mad tired but very determined to do a post and catch up with u beauties on what's been going on over the past week or so. 

Two weeks ago, I received my first ever blog award (yayyy meeee) - the one lovely blog award - from the lovely Madiha (makeupjunkie)

 and while i was still celebrating this feat she gave me another one - the liebster blog award - not knowing what "liebster" meant i asked my friend "Google" who said it means beloved or dearest..awwww thank you so much gurl. I really really appreciate it. 

So the liebster blog award came with some rules: 

1. You must link back to the person who gave the award to you (as a small thanks). 
2. Post eleven things about yourself (the version I was given says this, I know some of the other versions don't. It's fun, play along!
3. Answer the questions the person giving you the award has set for you.
4. Create 11 questions for the people to answer that you have given the award to.
5. Choose people to give the award to and link them in your post.
6. Go to their blog and tell them.
7. You can't give the award back to the blogger who gave it to you!

Here we go....

11 Things
Before I begin, I'll like to apologise for my list not being 11. really hate talking about myself in any situation so i know this will be very hard for me...
  1. born in Nigeria, Anambra babe (Igbo kwe nu)
  2. full first name is Binyelum (there's a prize if you can pronounce it correctly lol)
  3. I cry when I laugh...I've been told I laugh very loud as well hahaha (PS:I don't laugh at everything - it has to be funny)
  4. don't see the point of hot drinks at all..probably cos they burn my tongue always lol
  5. don't have pets
  6. i have an addictive personality - if i like something i am hooked 
  7. i love big hair, big rings, big earrings....
  8. I love ratchet TV shows...
ermmmmm can't think of anything else....

Madiha's Questions
1.What age did you start wearing make up?
I'll say 14/15....
2.Do you have any fears/ phobias?
Heights. I don't do heights. I go to Alton Towers (theme park) to hold other people's bags while they go on rides. SAD i know lol
3.Most embarrasing moments?
can't think of any. sorry
4.Favourite  food that you can eat forever?
Rice and Stew. It's a Nigerian thing looool
5. What is your favourite shade of lipstick to wear?
Red, Red and more Red. LOVE it
6. Which country would you most like to visit and why?
I have so many places I'll love to visit but will most like to visit Nigeria. Haven't been since we left.  
7. What is your favourite make up brand and why?
I don't really have a favourite. I use any brand as long as its good quality and affordable. 
8. If you watch youtube make up tutorials, who are your top 3 gurus?
9.What is your favourite type of footwear?
Flats or wedges, am all about comfort.
10.Who named you?
hmmm don't really understand this question but my mama named me lool
11. Who are your top 5 new bloggers? - OK she's not new at all. I just love her blog.

My Questions:
  1. What's your favourite food?
  2. What's your favourite makeup item you can't go without?
  3. What is the most expensive and least expensive make up item you own?
  4. How will describe your fashion style?
  5. when did u start blogging and why?
  6. describe your blog in three words?
  7. How will your best friend describe you in three words?
  8. If you are a lipstick, what shade would you like to be and why?
  9. Flat shoes or heels?
  10. Who are your top 5 favourite bloggers?
  11. Your favourite Youtuber (makeup/fashion)?
I'll like to pass the one lovely blog award on to the following beauties:

The liebster blog award - This award is given to up-and-coming blogs that you enjoy with 200 or less followers so I'll like to pass it on to:

Phewww, this has to be my longest post yet. If you made it to this point THANK YOU for sticking with me lol
PS: if anyone knows how i can attach these award icon to my sidebar please let me know as i have no clue lol.