Thursday, 29 October 2009
hmmmm lately I seem to have a strange obsession with the colour pink! I just cant get enough of it! so i rocked this look to church a few Sundays ago! I know its a little bright but i thought it went with my outfit. Hope u like it!
Sleek Cream to powder foundation in henna
Stila hydrating powder
mac concealer stick
MUFE blush No16
milani plum parfait
Nyx rogue cream blush in Tan
Stila Sun and Highlighter bronzing powder
Nyx brow pencil in dark brown
Barry M dazzle dust in 64 fuchsia
Stila e/s in illmani
Mac concealer (highlight)
Mac e/s in Sketch
Mac e/s Beauty Marked
Collection 2000 waterproof liquid liner ib black
Gosh kohl in black
Sleek acid palette Black e/s (loves it!)
Rimmel sexy curves waterproof mascara
Ardell Wispies false lashes
Natural Beauty collection Vanilla flavoured Clear gloss (yummy!)
That's all folks
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
As we approach another winter :-( I thought it nice to re-evaluate the old wardrobe and see what I could salvage and recycle. As winter dawns upon us I for one have a tendency to withdraw back into my 'monochrome' wardrobe - alot of black, some whites and the occasional grey! I guess when it gets really cold I just want to curl up and keep warm and all fashion logic goes out the window! But this year I have decided to jazz things up a little. I have invested in several fashion how to books, courtesy of my local charity shops and I have been really blessed with some ideas. to bring a sparkle into your winter wear add a touch of colour.e;g a bright scarf or an interesting accessory like a brooch or coloured tights or a statement necklace. the simplest things really can can make the biggest difference.
Also adding texture to the clothes, for example instead of buying a simple white shirt, buy a white shirt with ruffles or pinstripes. buy clothes with added character if you are not big on accessories but if you are like me an accessory queen a simple white shirt can be vamped up with a few bits and bobs.
also a statement coat is a big yes! one that is tailored, stylish and most importantly warm!
hope this helps....
Wednesday, 14 October 2009
HEY LADIES! just wanted to do a quckie post on my latest love: coloured tights!! I so would NEVER have gone for anything like this like a year ago! but my new found love for colour just keeps on growing each and everyday!
I absolutely love them. We are a minute away from winter and I think most of us have the tendency to go "all black" and dark and dim colours in the winter but my focus this winter is to add a splash of colour to my wardrobe to chase away those winter blues! and what better way to do this than to throw on a pair of coloured tights! :-)
I was recently at my local "primarni" (primark lol) and I got myself 3 different pairs of tights: in Burgundy red, cobalt blue and lilac. I almost got the neon pink, but I dont know where i would rock those to, lol. Anywho at only $1.00 a pair. I just could not resist!! I still want a darker purple and a green pair but they did not have my booticious size in stock :-( but for us curvier ladies I found out that Evans have them in for a fiver each.(not bad!)
If you are not so sure about coloured tights ..try em' out in store, you may be pleasantly surprised!
Friday, 9 October 2009
SUP! Y'ALL this is a look I wore to church a few days ago, I was going for something neutral but with a shimmer edge! I'm not a huge fan of all matte make-up so I like to add a little shimmer to all my looks, I just think a lil 'glow' goes a long way :-). I am totally loving the maybelline e/s right now! it's suppose to be a dupe of MAC satin taupe but its alot lighter but stills work well on brown skin. Also I totally love the milani eyeshadows. I really need to do a blog on them, they are worth getting people! I slept on them for far too long! Anywho hope you like the look....
Here's what I used:
Nyx Brown pencil in Dark Brown
Make up forever face and body foundation
Mac studio finish concealer
Stila Hydrating powder
Stila Sun n highlighting Bronzing powder No2
Milani Plum Parfait blush
Mac paintpot in Rubenesque.
Maybelline e/s Silken Taupe (lid)
Milani e/s Java bean (crease)
Milani e/s snowfrost.
Ben Nye Liquid Liner
Maybelline Volume boost waterproof mascara (gotta get them tears!)
Urban Decay eyeliner in zero.
Nyx lipliner in Brown
Stila Liploss in enticing.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Hey guys! after seeing this pic of the lovely rhe-rhe with neon pink lips i though I'd give it a try. now I know we are not the same complexion but I think darker ladies could easily pull this off!
I got the lippy from boots No17 and the colur is Pink power- it was £4.99 such a steal and its very similar to MACs pink novenou which I have also. loves it!
ciao for now ladies
Friday, 18 September 2009
Yes ladies today we are talkin about boobies, mammeries, jugs, hot cakes whateva you call em' they are on the table today lol.
I just had to do an entry on this cause it has been on my mind for a good minute.
I am one of those ladies who has been "blessed' with a bigger bust and although I understand that alot of ladies out there with smaller chests who crave bigger boobs, I can honestly say that its not all its cracked up to be (no pun intended lol)
It can be really frustrating! especially when it comes down to shopping for clothes! tailored shirts in particular!
it is almost impossible to find a shirt that will button up properly without looking like you are wearing a tent. the shirts are either too big so you end up looking like a whale or they are too small around the chest and all the buttons are popping and you are looking like Popeye after a spinach overdose! lol!
and don't get me started on maxi dresses or any dress with an empire line! they just do not go over the booby area! pure nightmare!
Don't get me wrong there are alot of perks to having a fuller bust, for one you feel super feminine that's a good thing, plus they make any outfit that bit sexier!
Hate it or Love they are here to stay. just wanted to vent a Lil. :-)
Have you had problems with fitting clothes on any area of your body pls feel free to vent.
ciao 4 now
Monday, 14 September 2009
Hey guys! oh my goodness I am soooo in love with harem pants right now! they are soooooooooo comfy yet stylish!
I first came across them when i watching 'fashion fix' with GOK WAN who styled them on a pear shaped lady. at first I thought they would make her look bigger but it really flattered her figure, so I was out shopping (again!lol) and I popped into 'primani' aka 'primark..lol.. and they were selling these harem pants for 5 pounds!! so i decided to try em on and I LOVED THEM!!! they are incredible comfy, you can dress em' up or dress em' down and they flatter sistas with bootys (extra bonus)! they are definitely my new fashion fix!
they are also great to wear in winter with a pair of long boots!!
I love them!
Friday, 11 September 2009
Hey ladies, this is a quickie look I did the other day on the way to the store. its simple, fresh and easy! Its a great 5 min throw on look! Hope you like it
Heres WHAT I USED:
Rimmel Brow pencil in dark brown
Stila Tinted moisturizer in Deep (loves it!!!)
Marks and spencers concealer in dark
Stila Hydrating powder (to set)
Mac Blot powder (on t-zone)
NYX Rougue Cream Blush in Tan
Milani Blusher in Plum Parfait (on top)
Stila Sun and highlighter bronzer No2 (loves it!!!)
Stila e/s in illmani (on lid)
Stila e/s in summer (as highlight)
Urban Decay eye pencil in Zero
L'oreal Voluminous mascara
Mac Lusterglass in Love Nectar.
thats all folks....xx
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
I stumbled across this photo a few weeks ago and thought 'how stoopid' and I was reminded of it by a fellow blogger so I decided to write a piece on it.
The shot is of the lovely cindy crawford and it supposedly demonstrates cutting carbs out of your diet to maintain a svelte figure....Atkins and all that jazz!
my opinion is: I originally come from Africa, which is a third world country and there is alot of poverty and starvation and to see a "supermodel" tear up a loaf of bread as a fashion statement really annoys me!
now dont get me wrong; next to naomi, tyra, and alec, cindy crawford is one of my favorite supermodels I think she is gorgeous but I also think that the media should be more discerning on the way they represent beauty. I for one do not believe that beauty is found in only supermodels or super skinny women. Being a 'thick' girl myself I love the way I look and I would not exchange my curves for anything in the world.
I believe no matter what skin colour, shape, size or height you are, you possess beauty. you are the most gorgeous (insert your name here)e.g 'sally smith' there is and no body can take that away from you.
so in short, enjoy life and EAT SOME BREAD! I know I will....lol..
what are your views on the media's representation of beauty...I would love to hear your thoughts so leave a comment pls.
ciao for now
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
I digged out this pic from my archives..hehehe I went to a wedding last year and this is the look I went with. The colour theme for the wedding was orange/peach. It was a typical nigerian wedding so you best believe there was plenty of food, music and booty shaking lol...
as you can see I am wearing a traditional nigerian geddup in peach (big smile!)
sigh* I love a good wedding :-)
OK.. what I have on
Mac studio fix Liquid Foundation (I am not a big fan of this but I got a sample from MAC and decided to try it...hmmmm never again!!)
Bobbi brown loose powder in basic brown
Mac blusher in burnt pepper
Nars Taj Mahal blusher (on top)
Mac redefined bronze powder
Rimmel Brow pencil in dark brown
Mac e/s in Ambering lights (lid)
Mac e/s in Bronze (crease)
Mac e/s in nylon (highlight)
Bourjois Liquid liner in noir
Maybelline Volume express waterproof mascara
NYC lashes 974A
Body shop lip pencil in brown
Mac lusterglass in venitian (faded though!)
Thats all folks
lemme know wot u fink!
ciao for now
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
MAN! I ordered the 28 neutral palette from ebay and this is how it arrived!!!! urrrggghhhhh its soo annoying! it came all the way from hong kong so i guess it got dropped in transit. its such a shame cause i waited like 7 days for it to arrive only to find it all in a mess. I managed to clean it up (see photo 2) but it took like forever and a day!!!
oh well. the good thing about it is that I emailed the seller and he has promised to send me a new one free of charge (we like that!!). so fingers crossed it will arrive in mint condition.
I'd love to hear about your postal disasters.so pls leave a comment.
ciao for now!
Friday, 7 August 2009
HEY LADIES! This is my Hair of the season look. I decided to twist my hair because in London the weather was becoming too hot and I needed a style that was simple to manage but would allow my hair/scalp to breathe so I called up my stylist and she hooked me up! The hair I used is called 'elysee afro kinky hair' in colour 1B and the lenght is 24 inches. I loves it! it so simple and easy to style. the possibilites are endless! lol... just thought I'd share it with y'all. Hope you like it. if you have any other suggestions on great summer hair styles I am all ears...Heart ya! xx
Thursday, 6 August 2009
A couple of weeks ago I went out to an open mic nite/ talent show and this is the look I rawwwked. Its a black/brown smokey look. Its pretty simple. I decided to put my stila eyeshadows to the test and I loved them. the application was smooth and the colour lasted all night. thumbs up to stila. pure quality!
Bobbi brown oil free foundation in Almond
Bobbi brown sheer loose powder in basic brown
Marks and Spencer's concealer in dark
Mac Razin blush
Stila illuminating bronzing powder in bronze
Mac Paint pot in Quite Natural
Nyx brow pencil in dark brown
Ben Nye liquid liner in black
Stila e/s in Java (Lid)
Stila e/s in Poise (crease)
Stila e/s in Ebony (outer V and waterline)
Urban decay liner in zero (waterline)
Ardell Wispies lashes
Nyx Lip liner in Brown
Stila IT lipgloss in Dishy
don't you just love the earrings I picked them up on sale from a boutique. loves it!!
that's all folks,
lemme know wot u think..xxx
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
This a lovely purple pink colour. i absolutley adore it! i got this from superdrug 2 for £4.99 so i got this with colbalt blue, which you can see in my youtube video nail polish haul. BARRY M have the best colours! give em a try!!
Saturday, 27 June 2009
I'd be lying to myself if I let this season pass and not pay my respects to MJ. in all honesty I am still in shock! I am finding it really hard to believe that he is no longer with us. This is someone I grew up listening to, he almost felt like a distant member of the family and now he is no more. its sooooo sad... when I heard the news I broke down in tears, I just could not believe it. I was devastated! can't believe he is really gone! time really waits for no man! and you must be sure you make peace with your maker before the final trumpet sounds. I thank God for the talent he bought into the world through Michael and I rest assured that he will continue to live on through his music for many more decades to come. I just wanted to take this time out to thank Mr Jackson for his wonderful influence and the talent he shared with us all. Rest in Peac3.
Friday, 12 June 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Fashion Fair crème to powder in brown blaze
Fashion Fair concealer stick
Mac Blusher in Hushabye
Brows: Rimmel Dark Brown
Lid: Mac Star Violet,
Crease: Mac Bronze, Beauty Marked
Highlight: Mac Nylon
Liner: Bourjois liquid liner
Waterline: Rimmel kohl pencil in black
Lashes: NYC 973A
Lips: Cant remember sorry!
Thursday, 7 May 2009
this brotha is all types of fwine! he is my favorite piece of eye candy so I had to start the series with him. yummy yummy.
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Promises to: deliver 5x volume instantly with long lasting waterproof anti- clump formula.
Awards: Healthy Beauty Awards in Best Waterproof mascara category.
1. Application: it does give you incredible lashes, the photo below is two coats of this mascara and it is phenomenal it really made me look like I was wearing falsies. Love that!
2. Longevity: It did not clump or flake through out the day, as a matter of fact by the evening time it still looked as fresh as it did in the morning.
3. Water resistance: It really is waterproof I wore it to church last Sunday and I got a little teary and this baby did not budge! Excellent!!
4. The take off: Being a waterproof mascara it is harder to take off than regular mascara, which is what I expected. It came off really well with an oil based makeup remover. And without me losing any of my lashes.
What I liked about it: It does exactly what it says and it’s a great price.
What I didn’t like: lashes can feel a little hard but not really stiff, but I guess that’s a given with any WP mascaras.
Mark out of 10: 9/10 – because it’s really that good!
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
Lately I have really been into Sinful Colours. I discovered it through a colleague who was rocking a beautiful shade and she told me all about it and gave me the web address. its originally an American company but they have a UK based website which is where I get them from. In the UK they are not available in the stores but you can order them direct from sinfulcolours.co.uk for £2.99 each.
It is very sheer but also very buildable as you can see.
It is DEFINITELY another great colour for summer ladies! so run out and get it :-)
Monday, 27 April 2009
Heres what i used:
Mac studio fix powder
Mac studio finish concealer.
Mac Blusher Razin
Lid: Mac Pink Bronze pigment
Crease: Mac e/s Swiss Chocolate
Outer V: Mac e/s Beauty marked
Rimmel vinyl bronze in sunset
So here goes:
1. Respond and rework: answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
2. Tag eight other people.
• What is your current obsession?
Make -up and earrings I can’t get enough of either …lol
• What is your favourite facial feature?
Hmmmm my eyes because they are the windows to my soul (very poetic! Lol!) Oh and I like my lips too…lol.
• What were you wearing yesterday? A black and green mesh top on top of a brown vest and a brown tulip skirt
• What’s for dinner today? Hopefully some rice and chicken! Yummy.• What would make today special? If I get that “special call”
• What would you like to learn to do? I’d love to learn to speak Italian and Spanish. Learn some gourmet cooking and travel around the world.
• What’s the last thing you bought? 4 bottles of sinful colours nail polish, some cookies and a sandwich.
• What are you listening to right now? My colleges rant about last night’s football game zzzzzzz!
* What is your favourite weather? Summer!!!! Without a doubt!• What’s your weirdest obsession? I don’t think I have one, they all seem normal to me but maybe that’s where the problem lies…lol…
• What do you think about the person who tagged you? I think she is a stunning and creative blogger with a love for all things feminine.
Which current artist/actor do you think is looking "hot" right now?
I must say although I tried to resist I am loving Rhianna’s style lately
· Which current celebrity do think is looking NOT so “hot” right now?
Carrie! Have you seen her new hair do? It’s definitely a hair don’t!
I’m tagging these gorgeous sisters!
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Bobbi Brown oil free liquid foundation in Almond/warm walnut
Bobbi Brown sheer loose powder in Basic Brown
Mac studio finish concealer in NC50
Rimmel Brow Pencil in dark Brown
Mac blush razin
Mac e/s Humid
Mac e/s Swiss chocolate
Bourjois Trio ~ 44 light gold colour s highlight.
Bourjois liquid liner
Rimmel black kohl pencil
Mascara- sorry don't remember. lol...
Body shop dark brown lip liner
Christain dior ultra gloss #313
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
so far my favorite to date and which I have been using for the last five years is the Maybelline's Volume Express mascara in waterproof. This baby will not let you down! trust me. I went to a crusade last year and cried a river and this baby did not budge a bit! love it! but I have decided to venture out and see if I can find any other mascaras that will stand the test of good Ole' H20. my next victim will be the Volume Express Turbo Boost Mascara in black. l will review it and get back to you ladies soon so watch this space.....
Friday, 27 February 2009
bobbi brown oil free foundation
mac studio finish concealer
bobbi brown loose powder
rimmel brow pencil
fashion fair warm chesnut
fashion fair winterberry
bourjois light gold shadow (highlight)
bourjois liquid liner
rimmel kohl in white
Mac blusher in Rhubarb
Bourjois 3D effect lipgloss #11
Monday, 16 February 2009
so on a recent shopping trip I picked up nexxus aloe rid gentle clarifying shampoo. I heard nexxus was a really good brand so I thought id give it a try.
to be honest the whole concept of striping my hair of all products kinda scared me cause I feared it would leave it too dry and that it would take ages to remoisturize it. but I was wrong!
This shampoo is a God-send!!! seriously I was a bit skeptical about if it would really work but it does and it does so really well!!
my scalp feels really clean and clear, its amazing. I also love the smell its really nice!!
I washed my hair with the nexxus shampoo once then i washed it with my regular shampoo just to check if my hair was really clean and it was! absolutely no dirt at all.
I did follow the shampoo with a deep conditioning treatment to restore moisture into my hair and I used AtOne Botaincal reconstructor conditioner. This is also another great product and it only cost me £1.99!!
all in all I would give this product a 10/10. go out and get it!! its great! loll!
Monday, 19 January 2009
Here's what I used.
Bare escentuals Prime time primer
Mac studio fix powder NW43
Mac studio finish concealer NC50
Mac refined Deeper Bronze powder
Mac Hushabye blush
Mac deep truth (on lid)
Mac swiss chocolate (in crease)
l'oreal lash architect mascara
Mac Hushabye blush
Rimmel vinyl bronze lipgloss in Sunset
Monday, 5 January 2009
this is a simple smokey eye look using a black kohl pencil on the lid, brown eyeshadow in the crease and concealer as a highlight.
On my cheeks: Mac Razin
and on my Lips: Brown lip pencil w/ CD Ultra gloss # 313 .
c u later