Tuesday, 16 December 2014

And the winners are.........!!!!

Oya, gather round oooo!

*Pulls out chair from under table and sits. Wipes eye-glasses, puts them on and clears throat*

Dearly beloved, the time has come to announce the winners of yesterday's giveaway competition. I sincerely thank you all for actually participating. There would be no 'Blushes 'n Dimples' blog without you ladies......and i say thank you from the bottom of my heart.



*Spreads out sheet of paper and clears throat again*

So on to the business of the day night......the four blessed winners of the giveaway are......

Monday, 15 December 2014

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!!!

'Tis the season to be jolly......the season of giving!

So today, i want to give back to my amazing blog readers. I know that so many of you read but don't comment *Oh how i wish more of you leave comments so that i can actually give back to you all*.

Today, my blog reached 800,000 pageviews *whooop - whoop!!!*. We aren't even 2 years old yet! You guys are just amazing!



So i have a lot to share with you ladies today......i wish i could give to every single one of you, but this giveaway would have just 4 winners.

Ok, lets get right to it.....


EVENT| STYD Launch

Hullo dolls.......

I received an invite to attend the STYD launch yesterday evening at Radisson Blu.




It was an intimate garden cocktail party with lots to eat and drink. I met the very beautiful Omobola 'Miss glam' of Glamosphere there.

Q & A Series | How do i handle my dry flaky lips?

Hullo Babes!

It's been a while. Hope you had a great weekend.

It's been quite a while since our last 'Q & A Series' post. Most of the time, i just reply the questions i'm asked via email or BBM, but the ones i feel everyone would benefit from, i answer them here. Gloria needs help with her dry lips. A lot of ladies have this issue......i've worked on a lot of flaky lips, so i know. We have entered the season that deals mercilessly with lips, so these tips i want to share today would come in handy for us all.

Here goes.......




Good morning Nazor, Pls i have this annoying issue with my lips. They are always dry and flaky and always peels off. When i apply lipstick, it does not blend because of the dryness. I use chapstick or vaseline on them but the problem is still there. Please, how can i handle this issue? It can be embarassing sometimes.

Gloria .A.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Show 'n Tell | My goody bags

My people, how una dey?
So today, i was going through my goody bags *huge grin*. By the way, all of you that have been pinging me and telling me how there's love in sharing, who are you people again? Loooolz! When it comes to makeup, i know noborrry! Ok, don’t worry…..my Christmas giveaway is loading…….e fit be you ooo!
Mehn! I was so impressed by the contents of those bags. The gifty’s Daughter’s bag blew me away with the Sam Fine eyeshadow palette they included. I was pleased with the pencils in the Makeup Maven bag. Then the Sleek signature series skincare kit ehn……No words!

By the way, i so much love the polka dot design and colors on that gift bag

I would review some of these goodies here of course! I have already reviewed some products in the skincare kit when they were sent to me last year, so i’ll just review the ones they didn’t include that time.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Blushes 'n Dimples Accessories

Hello beauties……
How’s your day been? Good i hope.
I’ve been working on something for a while now, and i think it’s time to share with you all what i’ve been up to.
Here’s introducing Blushes ‘n Dimples Accessories! Yup….ya heard me right……Accessories.
So in addition to my Makeup school/studio and my blog, i also make neck pieces….lovely ones too if i might add.
First of all, let me show you some of them….
*Drum rolls*

Meet 'UGONMA', she comes in different colours, but this one is a beautiful purple and gold piece. All the beads are intricately woven together to create this beauty.


UGONMA

Friday, 5 December 2014

EVENT| Pre-launch edition of the Beauty Press Series

Good evening lovelies…….
How have you all been?
So i was invited to the Pre-launch edition of the Beauty Press Series, organized by POPs Concepts. Yesterday was the event, and i'm glad i attended with my handbag (Zuri) in tow.
First of all, ‘What is the Beauty Press Series ?’ You ask.
Okay, the Beauty Press Series (BPS) is a platform for beauty and lifestyle bloggers, vloggers, editors and industry influencers to meet with beauty brands and companies to network and establish a connection. It is a ‘Press only’ beauty products showcase featuring brands and providing a one-on-one opportunity to get to meet brands and those behind the brands and companies.
Yesterday, we got to meet the people behind ‘Gifty’s Daughter studios’ and ‘The Makeup Maven’. Also, a representative of Sleek studios also introduces some of their new skincare products to us *by the way, we were given skincare sets to use and review…..i can't wait!*
So Brands and Companies who want to launch new products and services gets to share first-hand information straight to the beauty press audience *I totally looove my job!*
Funke of Gifty’s Daughter, Ada from Sleek Studios and Linda of Makeup Maven talked to us and also gave us goody bags *goody bags are the best!* There’s this wonderful feeling associated with getting freebies, even if it’s something you can very well afford……that feeling is sweeter than ice-cream! *loool!*
Oya ooooo! Eeeeees picture time!



Tuesday, 2 December 2014

'Fix-It!' | M.A.C gel eyeliner in 'Blacktrack'.

OMG! I’ve missed blogging so much!
‘Over-busyness’ is worrying me these days. Zuri got baptized and dedicated over the weekend, and i thank God that it was a huge success.
But first of all, let me wish you all a happy new month! Welcome to my favourite month of the year!! *September is my birth month, but it’s not my favourite month …. Who likes getting older?*. So why is December my best month of all? Let me count the ways..
§  It has this special aura about it *the festivities and all what-nots*.
§  Hamattarn! *I have this love-hate relationship with the weather*
§  I love Dec 31st nights…..11:59pm is just magical!
§  People travel to their villages and Lagos roads becomes so freeeeee!
§  There is always a lot to eat and drink.
§  I love the Christmas carols… my favourites are “Oh little town of bethlehem”, “Once in royal David’s city, stood a lowly cattle shed"
  
Photo credit : Galleryhip.com

I remember when my i and my siblings were little, we used to travel to Awka every Christmas, and the anticipation and excitement no be here….chei! The whole family used to travel *including the dogs ooo!*, and the road-trips were always fun! While at the village, visitors used to troop in always, and my mum always had food ready. Some guests used to ‘dash’ us money too!
Oh......and the decorations! How could i forget the decorations?!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

'Christmas lights in Festac' by Iplanit Events.

Hullo people…..
Christmas is officially 28 days away! *yelz i’m counting!*.
I've got so many activities lined up to celebrate Christmas this year, starting with the Iplanit family funfair happening in Festac.
Are you thinking of places to take your kids to have fun this Christmas season within Festac and its environs? Well, Iplanit events presents a family funfair ... themed:
 “Christmas lights in Festac”


The event will feature:
·      Spelling bee
·      Fun rides and castles
·      Game zone….amongst others
The parents are not left out either with activities such as Monopoly, scrabble, snooker, etc. The highlight of it all would be the fantastic prizes to be won and goodie bags for the kids.
DATE : Sunday December 14, 2014
TIME : 12 noon
VENUE : Branca water compound, 23 road, Festac-town.
TICKET FEE : N1,000
For tickets and more information, call…
07089457683

Finally, a fun event for the kids in Festac!!! So parents, you need to line up fun activities for your precious kids this Christmas starting with ‘Christmas lights in Festac’.

Besos!

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

HE saves mightily| My testimony

Good evening ladies…
I type this in tears. Today, i confirmed once again that God loves me soooooooo much! Yes He does.
Today, i want to testify about the saving power of God our father. The incident i’m about to recount occurred this evening.
If not for God, today i would have lost my husband *God forbid in Jesus name!*.



We just got back from Victoria Island, and my hubby drove out to return the DSTV decoder he bought just yesterday because it developed issues. While he was out, i decided to go do some washing.