Monday, 25 April 2016

B´n D Makeover | Leather

Helluurrrrrr....

As some of you know, i battled a bad bout of conjuctivitis over the past few weeks. It was the longest 2 weeks of my life, and i was sooooo miserable! I wasn´t allowed to do makeup, all i did was sit around the house and mope or stare at my eyes with a small mirror in my hand. I went to google and scared the shit out of myself, and then i sat around and moped some more.

Dindu got it first and of course i had to get it too because i examined his eyes, and i can´t remember if i washed my hands or not. Only his left eye was affected and he seemed not to be bothered at all. Anyway, kids are resilient and he healed before me. Mine spread from the left eye to the right eye and i felt horrible all through.

I couldn´t do makeup because the eyes were really bad, and i didn´t want to get my products infected. So yesterday, i was finally able to plaaaaay!

My eyes are baaack!
I did a cut-cease look with gold glitter and paired with purple lips. Keep scrolling for product details..

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | Ajali Konjac Face Sponge

I have always wanted a soft sponge for my face because my body sponge is kinda hard and there's no way i'm scrubbing my face with it. So i've been washing my face with my facial soap and my bare hands while on the look-out for a suitable soft sponge.

So on Instagram, i came across a picture of this sponge by Ajali, and i knew it was the 'One'. My search was over! I placed my order and after a few days it was delivered to me along with two other products i ordered from their website.....but today, we are talking about the Konjac Face Sponge.



They have the Lavender, Ginger, Bamboo, Green tea & Original varieties of the Konjac Face sponge. I went for the Green tea variant because it suits my skin type best.

LAVENDER: Suitable for all skin types. This sponge is the perfect de-stress treatment after a long day. Also encourages cell regeneration.

GINGER : Combats irritations, inflammations and minimizes bacteria that causes acne. It contains natural skin brightening properties, and it's suitable for oily skin.

BAMBOO : Infused with activated charcoal and is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin.

GREEN TEA : Infused with natural green tea. It has added anti-oxidant benefits and is suitable for normal to combination skin types.

ORIGINAL : No added clays. Perfect for sensitive skin.

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Beauty talk | Makeup tips

Hello Dolls....

Good evening.

Remember when i used to share makeup tips on this blog?

It´s not like i ran out of tips to share. You know the learning never stops....and so i got some new tips to share with you all....



Let´s get into it right away!

For those of you still struggling with fixing your falsies, have you ever tried cutting them in half?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Tales of a Nigerian Mum.

Hello dears......
So I´ve started this new segment on the blog called ´Tales of a Nigerian Mum´. One of my blog readers pitched the idea to me, and i thought that it was really cool. Thanks again Chibugo. She has an interesting blog too....do check it out here.

This is a beauty blog, and i am a beauty blogger *I think we´ve established that fact*, but i´m also a mum and i love my kids to pieces, and most times, they do some stuffs that make me unable to keep calm and i just wanna ´Loud it´from the roof-top of a sky-scraper with a massive mega-phone!

Kids are a very interesting set of humans, and these ones i have at home are no exception. Everyday they either shock me, amaze me, annoy me or amuse the heck out of me. If you are on my Blackberry contact list, then you are not new to short writeups about my kids antics at home. But you can only type a few words on your blackberry status. Over here, i can ´broaden´the story *looool!*


If you don´t want me to ´bore´ you with such tales, then you don´t need to open the post whenever you see it.....just jump and pass. There will always be beauty-related posts on the blog as well.......ALWAYS,

Infact, there was supposed to be a new look on the blog today, but i have conjunctivitis, and my left eye is red, swollen, watery and achy. It should clear in a day or two and then i can work on the new look.

Thanks for your time....

Besos!




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Friday, 1 April 2016

My Blog Signature ordeal

Hello beauties...


If you have been following my blog for a while, you would have noticed that at the end of every post, there is usually a blog signature. I remember when i added the signature to my blog.....i was still trying to build the blog, and i had to learn everything on the internet as i had no one to teach me *so all of you that i have been teaching about the basics of blogging for free, you berrer appreciate! Looool!*. I remember the struggle i went through the day i added the signature to my blog posts. It took me 4 long hours to figure it out because i´m somewhat of a perfectionist, and because as you all know, google has sooo many teachers.....some just successfully confused me *loool!*. Eventually, i figured out a shorter way to do it which doesn´t even take up to 20 minutes, as long as you have fast internet.

Now, for some time, the signature stopped appearing at the bottom of my posts and i didn´t know why. And since its been about 3 years ago that i went through the ´signature ordeal´, i had totally forgotten how i attached the signature to my blog. So yesterday, i finally braced myself to figure it out all over again!

I asked google, and as usual there were so many confusing answers with equally confusing links. I opened one or two links and was finally prepared to shut down the laptop and go to bed without achieving my aim.....

Then suddenly, i remembered!

In 2013, after i attached the old signature to my blog, another blogger mailed me telling me that she really liked it, and that i should please teach her how to do it. By that time, i had figured out the shorter and easier way, and so i sent her a detailed email explaining the steps in clear terms.

I remembered that email and i ransacked my ´Sent folder´looking for it. Finally, there it was! With that detailed email, i was able to restore my blog signature within 20-30 minutes. I even tweaked it a little bit by adding butterflies *loooool!*.

And that´s how an email i wholeheartedly sent to my fellow blogger some years back saved me a lot of time and stress, because if i hadn´t taught her willingly, i would have had to figure the whole thing out over again! *shudders*. How was i to know that the email was actually for myself.....for future use!

So, if you happened to visit my blog last night and you saw posts with titles like "Testing", "Still testing", "Ok bye", this post is an explanation for what was going on. *Lmaooo!*.

Ok dears, i have to go take them for their swimming lessons *By the way, a darling blog reader suggested that i should post occasionally about ´Life as a Nigerian Mum´. That is definately going to happen....Thanks Chibugo!*.


Besos darls!



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Tuesday, 29 March 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder

'Ellooooow

We got back home about 2 hours ago from our swimming lessons. You won't believe that i actually registered the kids for the lessons in August last year....they had just 5 classes and then i got veeeery busy, so we had to put the lessons on hold. Today, i called the instructor and told him that we would like to resume and he asked us to come ......so we went, and we just got back. Biko, 45k can't just waste like that. Now, we have 8 classes to go. If you follow me on Snapchat, you would have seen what we were up to at the pool. My snap is :  Blushes.dimples

I came back longing to resume my reading *i'm reading the Mark Of the Lion Trilogy for the 4th time....I'm halfway done with the first book in the series....it's titled  'A Voice In The Wind*, but how can i resume reading when i've been putting this blog post off since yesterday? So, i've decided to blog first and read later.

I mentioned sometime ago that i was going to buy the Sacha Buttercup Setting powder that did not let us 'hearing' word in the beauty world. Youtube was agog with it. Everybody had it. Everyone reviewed it. They all had good things to say, but i didn't want to just take their word for it.....i had to see for myself, and so i went out and purchased it.

Here it is below......


See ehn, no too much talk involved here.

Are the reviews we've read accurate? YES!

Is the Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder good? It's EXCELLENT!

Which one should you buy between the Ben Nye Banana Powder and the Sacha Buttercup Setting Powder? If you don't have the Ben Nye already, just buy the Sacha 'somebody'. It's much better!

Thursday, 17 March 2016

PICTORIAL | Moonshine

I apologize for not having the time to post this pictorial when i said i would. I've had a lot of things going on at once. Being a mum IS a full time job i tell you.....there are no days off, and you can't afford to slack....at all!



Ok, so here is the pictorial, and as you know, pictorial posts are usually loaded with pictures which i took the pains of snapping step-by-step. If you noticed, my pictorials have become more detailed because i began including pictures of the products and tools i use so that it's all clear to you.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

B 'n D Makeover | Diva

Helluuuur again....

I don't usually do two posts a day, but i have to make an exception in this case because i already promised my IG followers yesterday that this look is going up today. *even though i was supposed to post the 'Moonshine' pictorial which a lot of you requested for on BBM....don't worry......it will be up by tomorrow evening*

So, this look is named after the lipstick i used which is the M.A.C lipstick in 'Diva'.

Don't you just love my lashes?



I used all matte eyeshadows on my eye lids....Orange and browns. Infact, maybe i should just type out how i achieved this look step-by-step because there won't be a pictorial for this one.

Oya, let's go...

PRODUCT REVIEW | Colourpop super shock eyeshadow in 'Moonshine'

Helluuuuurrrrr.....

I bring to you another product review. I'm sure you must have heard of the Colorpop Cosmetics brand...how can't you? They broke the internet!

It was Colourpop this...... Colourpop that....Swatches and reviews everywhere!

So i finally decided to buy one and see for myself . Out of all the ones i saw that were available HERE , i settled on the shade called 'Moonshine'.


I used it to create my last look, so it's time to tell you how i feel about the product.

First off, i love the packaging, but what i don't get is why the container is so big when the actual product in the container is only a few millimeters deep. You would hit the bottom of the pan quicker than the container makes you think you would.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

My favourite looks at the AMVCA 2016.

Hello ladies..

So the AMVCA (African Magic Viewers Choice Awards) 2016 held yesterday, and i tuned in to watch the show. I missed out on a little bit of the red carpet appearances and interviews though, but i watched the rest till the very end.

I loved the fact that there were some people who dressed in traditional attires .... I especially loved Blossom Chukwujekwu´s ensemble.

Anyway, this post is about my favourite looks of the show, so here they are in no particular order.....well, after Linda Ejiofor, the rest are in no particular order....


Linda Ejiofor was the first person i saw when i tuned in. This lady is too gorgeous for words  biko!!
Her makeup was done by Leylar Cadne. I love the fact that her makeup was kept clean and her hair was packed in a ponytail. She looked like a breath of fresh air!