Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Elect Cambodian hair | Install and review

Hey all......

I'm here to show you guys my new hairdo. These 'Curly beauties' arrived to me a few weeks ago, The hairs were delivered to me direct from Cambodia.

It's natural curly hair  from The Elect Cambodian Hair company. This hair is so so soooooo gorgeous!!

I got the Curly Pattern #2 in lengths 14 inches and 16 inches. Here's a photo of my 2 bundles......along with it also came a hair care guide and their company card.


Saturday, 24 January 2015

Blushes 'n Dimples Accessories.

Good morning beauties.....

All you party people get in here! If you've been looking for a glamorous neck piece to wear with that elegant outfit of yours which your designer took his/her time to make, search no more!

Here are some accessories by 'Blushes 'n Dimples Accessories'......

Make ya 'choose'

But first, i would like you to meet 'EWAOLUWA'. She is made of tiny sand beads, intricately woven together to create this elegant beauty. She's veeeery classy!

So beautiful!

Thursday, 22 January 2015

PICTORIAL | Blissful Blue

Howdy do folks?

I got a lot of compliments on 'Blissful blue' and also requests for a pictorial. So today, i thought to deliver.

All you need to achieve this look are a blue, brown and black eyeshadow . For the lips, you need a red lip pencil and a brownish-nude lipstick.

Lesgooooo there.......


First, i applied NYX eyeshadow base in 'Skintone' all over my lids

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | 'Tunisian Nights' eyeshadow quad palette by Sam Fine, for Fashion Fair.

Hullo lovelies......

Remember that beaurriful goody bag we all got at the BPS event late last year? That massive goody bag *grins*. Sleek Nigeria gave us products, so did Makeup maven and Gifty's Daughter.

Babes....when i opened the Gifty's Daughter goody-bag in the car on my way home, i was blown away! I literally hollered with delight!

A Sam Fine palette!!! And i got the 'Tunisian Nights' too!

Hubby was driving, and he was like 'Hian! Is it makeup that's making you this happy?' I was like "Thou shall not understand".




When the Sam Fine set came out, I planned to get mine.....i really did, but i feared that it was being over-hyped, and i was scared of investing into them and getting disappointed. Then after a while, my longing for the products waned and i found new products to long after. Out of the two palettes in the set, i loved the 'Tunisian Nights' more, and that's why i was so excited to find it in my goody bag.

B 'n D Makeover | Blissful blue

Good morning Beauties......

I hope you are having a better morning than i am.

I did this makeover 3 days ago, and i thought to share....





I named it 'Blissful Blue' because of the gorgeous blue eyeshadow from my 'Tunisian nights' eyeshadow palette by Sam Fine.

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Nigerian Blog Awards | Nominations

My dears......

I won't even begin to bore you with tales of where i've been and what i was doing. There's no excuse for being away for days.

Sowwwwy!

Many thanks to those of you who checked on me to know if all was well. To those that didn't, there is God in everything we are doing *Loooool!*.




By the way, it's that time of the year again......THE NIGERIAN BLOG AWARDS!!!

It is nomination time, and the nomination period will last for 3 weeks (Jan 12-Feb 1, 2015) Nominations will close by 11:59pm EST.

Verification of the nominated blogs will start on the 2nd of Feb and end on the 8th of Feb 2015.

Panelist voting will begin on the 9th of Feb 2015 and end on the 22nd of Feb 2015 *Now, the panelists are 200 people who would be randomly selected from those of you who submit nominations. All of you who submit nominations will be asked on the nomination form to indicate your willingness to serve as a panelist. The chosen panelists would be the ones to select the final nominees for the awards categories*.

The nominees will be revealed on the 2nd of March, and then voting will begin.

Voting ends on the 22nd of March, at 11:59pm EST

Finally, the winners of the Nigerian Blog Awards will be announced on a twitter awards show on the 28th of March 2015, starting by 3pm EST.


So my dears.........This year, i'm lobbying for your nominations....it would mean a lot to me if you guys nominate me in the category of the best beauty blog *Category 1*. Thank you, Da'alu, Ese, Nagode.


IMPORTANT!

Please when entering my blog in the tab for the best beauty blog, do not type in 'www' or 'https' or 'https://www'........... instead, you are required to just type in 'blushesanddimples.com'.

After you nominate my blog and other blogs you might want to nominate, you would be sent to the mail account you entered in your registration form.....please open that email and click the link in the email....only then will your nomination submission actually count.

To nominate, please click HERE

Gracias muchos amigos.....

Besos!

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015

LET'S PLAY! | 5 Questions

Hullo Dolls.....

This morning, it occured to me that it's been a while since we played *huge grin*. C'mon! it's not makeup, makeup makeup every time! So today sistren brethren, we're gonna plaaay!



WHAT'S YOUR FIRST THOUGHT UPON WAKING UP?

My first thought when i wake up is usually "Oh my God...i'm alive! Thank you!".... then next i go... "What is today? what time is it?"

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE SCENT OR SMELL?

Hmnnn.....i love citrus smells, then bubble gum scents. Chei! i dislike flowery scents so very much! I don't mean to creep you out, but i also love the smell of kerosine and raid insecticide *seriously ooo!*

ARE YOU RELATED OR DISTANTLY RELATED TO ANYONE FAMOUS?

Oh, i am! I found out 2 years ago that i'm related to a very famous Nigerian musician. Igbo, male, veeeeery famous.....that's all i can disclose. #NotFamzing #TrueStory.

DO YOU HAVE ANY STRANGE BODY THINGS?

*Lowers eyes* Yes i have. There's a black birthmark at the back of my right shoulder. Though i love very short sleeves, the birthmark is the reason why i hardly wear them because when i do wear them, i feel so self-conscious * i loathe that feeling*. Some people say that it looks like a tattoo from a distance. I would like to have it removed, but i'm worried that if i do, it would come out bigger.

WHAT MAKES YOU NERVOUS?

Ok, public-speaking makes me really nervous. I get uncomfortable when i have to speak to a crowd, i feel like their eyes are shooting darts at me *Loool*. I guess that's why i find it hard to pray in public too.


So play with me. Don't be a party spoiler.........give your own answers in the comment section....it's fun!

Besos.

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Sunday, 4 January 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Tunisian Nights

Hullo babes.......

How's your 2015 going? It's the 4th day already......i thought January is supposed to be the slowest month of the year....as in everybody don chop all their December salary, and January seems to have no end in sight 'cos everyone's so eager for pay-day to get here *looool!*.

Ehn-hen.....i have 'named' 2015 ''My year of thanksgiving'' because this year, i will continually give God thanks no matter what.

Anyway, i present to you my first makeover post of the year. The name of this look and the look itself was inspired by the Sam Fine quad palette i received from Gifty's daughter. It's called 'Tunisian Nights', and i haven't reviewed it yet *will do that soon*.

Here are pictures of the look....


Thursday, 1 January 2015

We made eeeeeet! Welcome 2015.

HULLO BABES!!!! *Yeah, i'm screaming*

If you are reading this, you made it into 2015!!!!!!!!

*Confetti blast* *Blows vuvuzela*


I'm so grateful to God for the gift of life.....It's so amazing! So 2014 has vamoosed just like that ehn?
It's a spanking new year, a new start.




Errrrrrr.......i almost missed my magical moment oooo! *by now, you should know that i'm referring to the seconds between 11:59:56pm and 12:00:00am* I fell asleep like a log of wood. It was the screams of people on the streets and of course the sounds of the knockouts that startled me awake. Ndi banyi, it was not a small something! One knockout even landed on my balcony....how come? How did it get up there?

I woke up in the nick of time, and ushered in the new year with thanksgiving.

2015 has arrived, and everybody has great plans for the year. My prayer is that God should help us in every way possible to actualize all those plans.

If 2014 wasn't good to you, then i've got great news for you today......2015 will be the best year you've ever had!!! Infact, you would be over-whelmed! *I feel it in my bones*....say Amen.

If you weren't able to grab all your low-hanging fruits in 2014, don't despair.....it's a new year, you will harvest ALL your blessings this 2015......say Amen.

If 2014 was stressful for you, then i declare that 2015 will be extremely peaceful for you. You will achieve great things with the utmost ease.....effortlessly even.....say Amen.

I have great hopes for this year, and i pray also that God keeps us through the year and guides us safely into 2016 as well. Bless you all!

Besos and good night.

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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

And 2014 is a wrap!

Do you remember 12am of January 1st 2014?

Do you remember the joy, the exhilaration, the rush of hope?

Do you remember the over-whelming excitement and bliss you felt while thinking "OMG! We made it!!!"

Wonderful!



I remember all those things and more. I remember making no new year resolutions *I end up breaking them 2 days later anyway*, and i remember making such wonderful plans for my makeup business and my blog. I remember being 5 months pregnant, and being worried sick about having complications during my delivery because i didn't want to have another still birth.

Glory be to God, 2014 was good to me! In April, i gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl *who has now grown into an 8 months old 'lil madam* via CS and without complications....God is soooooo good!

My makeup school has grown in leaps and bounds, i was interviewed on the radio, my blog has amassed so many readers, and my pageviews is currently at 846,686 *to the glory of God*. I wrote 155 posts this year, and i get so many positive and over-whelming feedbacks from you my wonderful readers *I can never thank you all enough!*.

I got exclusive invites to events, some i attended and some i couldn't for good reasons. Also in 2014, the amazing Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference was held. I remember how much fun that was..... i love my job!!!!

I bought my own domain name, and i made a change from blushesanddimples.blogspot.com to blushesanddimples.com.......yes, it's a big deal. you'll even admit that the latter sounds more professional than the former *winks*.

Finally, i added another wing to 'Blushes 'n Dimples Beauty company'.........we now make accessories *Blushes 'n Dimples accessories*

Wow! Just like that, we've come to the last day of 2014, and yes we made it!!!! This is my last post of the year. I just felt that i had to do this. Thanks beautiful ladies for being with me all through the year, let's do this again in 2015.

Now counting down to the most magical time of the year.......11:59pm - 12:00am.

Besos darls!
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