Friday, 1 July 2016

D.I.Y | Face Primer

Good morning dolls...

So i found some D.I.Y recipes which i would be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks *or something like that*.

This economy isn't smiling, and the prices of makeup products have sky-rocketed...it's just alarming! I don't think there are any foundations below N4,000 anymore. It's alarming i tell you...so we have to find ways to cut costs *somehow*.

All the ingredients used in these pictorials are perfectly safe on the skin.

So today, i'll be sharing a pictorial with you on how to make your own face primer. You will need :

  1. Aloevera gel
  2. Almond oil
  3. Water
  4. A small bottle or jar



Almond oil, Aloevera gel, Water, Small bottle

Friday, 24 June 2016

B .n D Makeover | Ft. Ella

Hey Dolls!

So today, i got to meet Ella and give her a makeover. She has this very soft and pretty look, and also had a striking resemblace to about 3 people i know *looool!*.

I had two ankara materials to choose from, so i had a hard time choosing between smokey eyes with brownish nude lips and pink eyes with pinkish nude lips *both inspired by the ankara materials*. We eventually did the smokey look as you can see.



I suck terribly at photo editing, but let's just manage these ones shall we?

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | ColourPop Ultra Matte lipgloss in 'Lychee'

Good evening...

I bought this liquid lipstick months ago, and didn't use it until recently. It's a bright purple.... and i  didn't know that it would be that bright. So i never used it....until the day i swatched it for the purpose of a blog review.

How are you all doing? Good, i hope.

Let's get to the review then.




It's the ColourPop Ultra Matte lipgloss in 'Lychee'.

Why does it seem like liquid lipsticks are taking over the makeup world though? Not for me sha...i still like my good old-fashioned tube lipsticks which don't dry out my lips and make them feel like they're going to tear if i smile.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

B 'n D Makeover | Ft. Semira.

I worked on the beautiful Semira about 3 days ago, and i just popped in here to share a few pictures......after which i'll pop out again.




Wednesday, 25 May 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | Ajali Vanilla & Lime Lip Scrub, and Ajali Coconut Hibiscus Lip Balm

So we have officially welcomed my favourite season of the year....the rains are here!!! *rings gong*. Goodness me, the heat had become unbearable! I was using mangoes to console myself but i think they are making their exit slowly but surely *na that one dey pain me pass anything!*. My love for 'sherry' mangoes.........

Do you remember when i reviewed the Ajali konjac sponge i purchased a while ago? I also mentioned that i bought a lip scrub and a lip balm from them. Read the Konjac Sponge review HERE .

For a while, i was using the Maybelline Baby Lips to moisturize my lips and keep them soft, but buying them soon became a problem because they never seemed to be available in my vicinity, and then i decided to go natural on my lips, so it was time for a change. I knew Ajali makes natural lip scrubs and lip balms, so i went ahead and placed my order on their website for the Vanilla & Lime lip Scrub and the 'Coconut Hibiscus Lip Balm.

Oh my God! I hate chapped lips....they are NOT acceptable! I dislike seeing them, i hate working on them. It doesn't make the lipstick look good, no matter how much you blend the lip pencil and lipstick. If you have chapped and dry lips, then these two products are for you. You ought to purchase them, you NEED to purchase them!



Friday, 13 May 2016

Tales Of A Nigerian Mum | Liar, liar.....Pants on fire!

What do you do when your kids lie? How do you handle the situation?

We all know that kids lie, but knowing the fact that kids lie still does not prepare you for the horror and sadness you feel when your own kids lie.

It comes with a sense of disappointment and failure...as though you are failing in your duties of bringing them up in the way that they should go. There was a time that Dindu and Munachi´s lies were soooo frequent that it began to scare me shitless.

ME : "WHO PUT THE TISSUE ROLL INSIDE THE TOILET?!!!"

DINDU : "Not me....it´s Munachi".

MUNACHI : "Noooooo Mummy! Dindu did it!"

*Wipes brow*

At such times, they used to have such innocent and convincing looks on their faces, and i couldn´t for the life of me figure out who was fibbing. It really scared me that they were becoming professional little liars.



Well, i´m glad to say that the lies have stopped.....how did i handle it? i´ll tell ya!

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

B 'n D Makeover | Soiree

Because pink looks are oh so pretty.....

You just can't get enough of them!

I totally loved this look and took about 80 pictures *Don't worry, there aren't 80 pictures in this post...loool!*.

It was hard to choose these 7.....oh well!


Because i never held my ear as a bride...so i'm holding it now *looool!*

The look is named 'Soiree' after the eyeshadow i used on my eyelids. It's a pretty pink shade by E.l.f Cosmetics and it has the same consistency as the ColourPop eyeshadows, so it's best applied with your fingers.

I love this shade of pink...so beautiful!

You can order makeup products from www.deevalook.com. If you use my discount code BANDD, you get 5% knocked off your order.....yaaaaay!!!

Saturday, 7 May 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | ColourPop Lippie Stix in 'Leather'.

How have you all been?

I bought this lipstick about 2 months ago, and today, the spirit has moved me to post a review.

This is my very first ´ColourPop Cosmetics´ lipstick, and somehow, i chose to get the colour purple. I don´t know if i´m a sub-conscious purple lover, because when buying lipsticks, i tend to gravitate towards the Purple family...... when indeed my favourite lipstick colours and shades are the Browns.

Did that make sense to you?

No?

Ok then.

I wonder what inspires the names that makeup companies give their lipstick shades....i assume there is a little story behind each one *or not*. Anyway, this one here is called ´Leather´.



I like the packaging of the ColorPop Lippie Stix´. A long, thin tube with an even thinner stick of lipstick in it.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Tales of a Nigerian Mum | Potty trained!

So this is really happening!

It took me a while to type my first post in this series because i didn't know what story to start it off with....so finally this evening, i thought, what better way to start than with the celebration of a milestone?

So it happens that my Zuriel is now potty-trained! It all happened before she turned 2 years old...two weeks ago. The amazing thing is that i didn't really have to do a lot of work in the quest to get her potty-trained. I just know that diapers *she wears pull-ups* suddenly became very expensive and i knew i had to start the potty-training process.


Prior to that, she had already been introduced to the potty at school..... parents had to buy potties and take them to school for their toddlers to learn with at school. I took the one Dindu and Mish used when they were in their pre-nursery classes......infact, that potty has never actually been brought home from that school *loooool!*.

So they usually had 'Potty times' at school, but Zuriel never pooed or pee-ed in hers. However, she knew that wee-wee and poo-poo had to be done in the potty. I would ask her:

"When you want to poo or wee, where would you go?"

And she would reply:

"The potty!".

Yet getting her to sit long enough on the potty to pass something was a big problem she just wouldn´t co-operate.

So one day, i decided to try something new. I said to her " Nana, if you poo or pee in your potty, i would give you a star" .

She looked at me as if to say "Are you for reaaal? A staaaaar?!"

Now, she loves it when she's rewarded with a star sticker on her forehead or drawn on the back of her hand. So off we went to the potty. She sat and then after a few seconds, she started getting antsy and wanted to stand up. i urged her harder and distracted her by singing a little song to her, and she pee-ed!

I drew a star on the back of her hand, and she was sooo proud of herself. She went straight to her dad with a huge smile on her face to show off her reward. Some hours later....the same day, she came and said to me;

"Mummy, i want to poopoo". I put her on her potty and she made a big one! Another star!

From then henceforth, Zuriel started to go to her potty by herself, and then she would bring the black marker *which i use to draw the star* to me and say;

"See mummy, i pooed, gimme a star", or "I pee-peed in my potty mummy". And each time i checked her potty, there was always something in it *Yaaaaaaas!!*.

 It was sooo easy....she basically potty-trained herself! All i had to do was draw a little star. Now, she only wears panties at home and to school, but when we go on an outing, she always wears a diaper. The funny thing about that is that even while wearing a diaper out of the house, she always says to me ;

"Mummy, i want to weewee", and when i say to her "Wee in your diaper", she gives me a funny look, and it´s almost as if she´s saying "Ewwww! That´s nasty! Quit playing" *loooooooool!*.

So if  you have a toddler and you are struggling with potty-training, have you tried a reward system? Just find out what your child likes and reward him or her with it whenever they use the potty, and make sure they understand the reason why you are rewarding them.. It just might work and you will stop spending so much on Pampers....

It haff cost biko!

Besos and Good night.


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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..