Friday, 27 March 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Very plum

Hullo Dolls.....

Like the last look i talked about, this look almost didn't make it to the blog. Why? Well, 'cos i wasn't feeling it at all! I did this look on sunday, but i've  been stalling.

The look was inspired by a plum look i saw on a facebook page called 'Makeup lessons'......actually, it came out well, but i just.............



The lips was supposed to be created using a deep plum lipstick around the lips and then a lighter purple for the inner-part, but i didn't have a deep plum lipstick, so i had to improvise. So here's what i did....

Monday, 23 March 2015

The Nigerian Blog Awards | Please vote Blushes 'n Dimples blog as the best beauty blog.

Hey babes!

We made it!..... *Whoop-whoop!*.

We've been nominated again in the Nigerian Blog Awards, in the category of the 'Best beauty blog'. We made it in 2013....here we are again.




Thank you so much for nominating my blog again this year.....You all are far too kind!

Now, i need your votes.....Here's what to do :

Sunday, 15 March 2015

3 Things blogging has taught me

Hello Ladies.....

I had a very lazy saturday over here yesterday. Infact, it was one of those days when i don't even go downstairs talkless of driving out. *covers face*. I tried doing a look, it was perfect, but it won't make it to the blog *Pls don't ask me why*

Oh, and the mango season is here again! I'm so happy because i'm an incurable mango-lover. Such a sweet, juicy and succulent fruit. Last year, i ate quite a lot of it around the time i gave birth. Sometimes, it would be all i ate in a day....morning, afternoon, night! By the way, i can't believe its a year already .....Zuri turns one next month.

Someone told me mangoes are fattening...i don't know how true that is, but hey, who cares? I told my friend Uju, and she said even air is fattening *can't stop laughing at that*. Last year, i remember going to Agboju market as usual to buy mangoes and i couldn't find any......meanwhile, i just bought some the previous day ooooo! I asked the mango seller where all the mangoes were, and she said "Mango don finish na!" . It was like rapture. I said "But i saw mango here yesterday" and she replied "Yes, but the season don go na!". Chai! just like that! Now it's back! I will show no mercy! *evil grin*




So, Chloe tagged me to do a post telling everyone 3 things that blogging has taught me. Thank you Chloe for tagging me.....this will be fun.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | Hegai & Esther eyebrow definer

Hello my dears......

You good?

If you are a makeup lover, then i'm certain that you have heard about the Hegai & Esther brow gel.

WHAT?! You haven't? Adonbilivit.

This brow gel has been rocking the Nigerian beauty world for some months now, and it's by the Hegai & Esther brand. H&E is proudly a Nigerian brand *Whoop-whoop!*. So, after reading and hearing about the product for months, i finally decided to get one.




See ehn, i'm the kind of person that when something is being hyped a lot, i put off buying it for fear that i might buy it and be frightfully disappointed.....because after all the hype, i tend to expect too much of that thing, then when i get it, it might not meet up to my expectations *i really have to stop doing that*, and then the disappointment sets in. That's one of the reasons why i delayed so much in buying the product *humbly puts on latsma uniform and cap to match*. Thankfully, that was not the case with this brow gel......faaaaaar from it! Rather, i'm in total awe!

Let's get on with the review...


Monday, 2 March 2015

Blushes 'n Dimples Accessories

Hullo Dolls.......

I think i've been able to find a balance between teaching makeup, running the studio, making beads, and blogging *although i think the blog is suffering more...oh well!*

Here are some new beads for sale...


You've met 'Ugonma'.....this is her elder sister cos she's longer and has more layers. This one's sold, but you can order her in any colour you like. Are you thinking green? I am too!

'Ugonma'
She's so gorgeous i wanna cry! *looool!* After i made her, i would set her on the neck and just stare at her.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

PICTORIAL | Full or small lips.....you choose.

Good evening dears

Hope you are all doing good.

Sometime ago, one of my BBM contacts asked me about how to apply lipstick to make the lips fuller or smaller *i can't remember her question clearly, and i can't remember who asked either.....sorry...but i clearly remember telling her that she had inspired me to do a pictorial on the blog for others who want to learn how to work with their lips too*.




So i finally got around to do the pictorial....it was rather rushed, but you would still get it.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

BETTER LIVING | 'Glorious God' by Nathaniel Bassey Ft. Chimdi Ochei

My dears,

I haven't forgotten our 'Better living' posts oooo!

For this episode, i would like to share with you a song that touched my brain and bone marrows.





This song!

OMG!...This song! Infact, no words! God bless Nathaniel Bassey.

Listen and be blessed.

Besos!

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Friday, 20 February 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Ice glam

Good morning Dolls......

Have you noticed how a red lipstick instantly changes one's look....giving you an older and more glamorous look? Perhaps, that's why it's a red-carpet favorite. Dark purple lipsticks kinda does the same thing too.

This look i created was one i saw on Tonto Dike's face in a movie. I really liked how the silver (eyes) was paired with the red (lips). A brighter red lipstick was used in the movie, but to create my own version of the look, i decided to go with a dark red *just because it's been a while since i last used my 'Forbidden' lipstain by Sleek Nigeria*.

This look would have looked even more glamorous if i had my hair done....you know the long, full and wavy kind of human hair *sticks out tongue*

Ok, enough of the chit-chat....behold the pictures....




Thursday, 19 February 2015

FIX IT! | Broken lipstick

Hey babes!

Let me gist you..... For the past week or so, i've been experiencing 'writer's block'. I would fire on my lappy, stare at my screen for a while, type up some gibberish, delete them all, shut down the laptop and put it away. Everyday, i would perform this same ritual.

If you are on my BB, then you prolly saw my PM this morning which read ''I want to blog today...i really want to blog today but........''. Most of you urged me on to do a post, but most of all Sisi Yemmie's words got me. When i told her that i didn't know where the words had gone, she said ''Those are the days you have to push yourself harrrrder''. So here i am doing a post.....a 'Fix it!' post.

How have you all been doing? Better than me i hope.

Today, i'll be showing you how to fix your broken lipstick. If you have been throwing your broken lipsticks away, then this pictorial would be veeery helpful. Before i begin, i'll have you know that this was a very painful pictorial to do. I kept on burning my fingers *Ouch!*.




I'm usually very careful with my lipsticks, i hardly break or smash them in the tube *Only Mish does that....she'll not let my lipsticks be!*. So in order to do this pictorial, i had to break one of my lipsticks....yes, i intentionally broke it *the things i do for you ladies!*.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Juliet's training in pictures

Hullo beauties..............

Ok, i thought this was worth sharing.

Late last year, Juliet contacted me because she wanted personal makeup training  *yes, i do that too*. Her main concern was her eyebrows...she thought she would never get them right. Infact, those were her very words.

What did i say? I just told her first of all that she needed to change her mindset. Then i assured her that by the time i was through with her, she WOULD get them right. She signed up and we began.

Her training lasted 2 weeks *3 classes per week*, and by the 4th class, she could do a great job all by herself!

What am i even talking? I haff proof! See for yasef.....


And she said she would never get them right!