Thursday, 16 August 2012

Back to School Look 1 - a touch of blue

Hey loves, hope you've all had a good week? 

Since I'll be going back to university in September, I decided to create a few going back to school looks that'll be suitable for anyone.

 I opted for a blue eye liner to add a pop of the colour to the look but you can use any colour you prefer. On my lips, am wearing Revlon's Smoked Peach lipstick with a Barry M lip gloss on top.  

 I kept the rest of my face fairly simple and nude with a little contouring and Sleek's "sahara" blush on the cheeks.
UPDATE: completely forgot to mention that the blue eyeliner is from the MUA stand at Superdrug.
I absolutely love this look; simple, quick and not over the top. I'll definitely be wearing this to lecture.
To find out how I apply my foundation check out this post.

More back to school looks on the way...stay tuned


Monday, 13 August 2012

Barbie and Ken Gets Married - Nigerian Style

Hi lovelies, hope you all had a great weekend? 

I came across a blog post by Obi Nwokedi(photography by Obi)on black Barbie and Ken's Nigerian wedding and absolutely loved every bit of it. He did such a great job telling the story of Barbie and Ken's perfect traditional wedding, his attention to detail is absolutely amazing and I know I'll be a very bad friend if I didn't share this with you beauties...

here are a few of the frames, click here to see the full gallery

Isn't this incredible? Hope you enjoyed his story? 

I hope this becomes a series...


Thursday, 9 August 2012

MAC "Hug Me" Lipstick

Hi lovelies, hope you're all having a good week so far?  The weekend is almost here and I will like to share with you my new favourite "weekend" lipstick - Hug Me. I've worn this everyday of the past two weekends and I cannot get enough of it.

Hug me is described as a flesh pink lipstick with a lustre finish which I totally agree with. It disappears on my lips when applied and blends seamlessly with my skin tone. The lustre finish helps keep the lips moisturised and enables it to glide over the lips easily.   

It contains 3g of product and retails for £14 as part of MACs regular collection.

This is pretty pigmented; It gives a good colour pay off with a creamy finish. As with all nude lipsticks, it doesn't last all day so needs reapplying after some time especially after eating and drinking. Having said that, I absolutely love this lipstick. It is the perfect nude for that everyday/no-makeup look and will definitely recommend everyone to have this in their makeup bag or at least go to the MAC counters and swatch it.

Here are a few pictures of me wearing "Hug Me"
(Taken with the IPhone)

You can pick this up from MAC counters or website.


Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Beauty on a Budget: Stars Makeup Haven Lip Gloss

Hello my lovelies!!! It's been more than a while since I've done any kinda blogging, hope you are all doing better than I am? The funny thing is that I come on blogger everyday to check up on my favourite blogs and troll the interweb but lack the motivation to talk to you beauties (bad bad bad). I promise to do better from now.

OK on to today's post...

I am not the biggest fan of lip glosses at all but when i saw these on my favourite site I thought "hmm let me try these and if I don't like them I can just give them to my little sister" lol.
They came packaged in these simple but cute purple box and contains 2.7g/0.095oz of product (please don't ask where the 3rd box is) 
They retail for £1.50(sale) each and come with a dome shaped applicator.
The shades I picked are 

The colour pay off of these glosses are pretty good although the brighter ones are a lot more pigmented. I always pair them with a lip pencil + lipstick combo so can't really comment on its staying power but as with every lip gloss, you always have to reapply after a few hours.
They have no weird smell and no sticky consistency. My favourite has to be "hot chocolate", when paired with "Hug me" it gives the perfect nude lip colour for my skin tone. I'll definitely recommend these as they are extremely affordable and worth every penny.