Tuesday, 8 November 2016

B 'n D Makeover | Barely there

Good morning!

I hear Trump is winning, but who cares? God is still God and will always remain God ....... that's all that matters to me. That's all that should matter to you too *smiles*.

So i did this look on my face 2 days ago. You know that situation where you have a particular look in mind and end up doing another look totally different from the one you pictured? Yup, that happened to me again *quite frankly, it happens to me a lot!*. I had a dark smokey look in mind with a very unusual eyeliner, and perhaps nude lips.....infact, that will be a look for another day.

I absolutely loved this look by the time i was done. It took me about an hour and 30 minutes to do, not because i was getting rusty, but because i thoroughly enjoyed doing the look, so i wasn't in any hurry at all.

I took quite a number of pictures and i had a hard time selecting the ones to post on the blog, by the time i was done selecting, i still had a lot of pictures in my camera.....i'll just go on ahead and post them all *sorry!*.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Hegai & Esther launches new products

Today, the Nigerian Beauty brand called 'Hegai & Esther' launched some new products (The same company that made the H & E brow gels in 'Ebony', 'Nubia' & 'Toffee'). They look and sound promising, and they come in impressive packages.

The products includes....


Hegai & Esther says...

"It glides smoothly 
Matte finish
Buildable coverage - Light to heavy
Doesn't shift with sweat
Can be worn without powder
Paraben free"

The Foundation is available in 8 shades, and it costs N4,500 each.


Hegai & Esther says,,,,

"Velvet matte lipstick
Heavily pigmented
Does not dry out
Does not flake
Does not bleed
Does not dry the lips
Does not feel heavy on the lips
Stays after meals"

It has 9 velvety matte shades and 1 moisturizing shade. All-day wear......No need to wipe lips to touch up. It costs N3,500 each.


Hegai & Esther says...

"4 metallic shades
Daytime and photographic makeup"

It costs N8,500.


Hegai & Esther says.....

"Velvety soft
Pastel colours
Highly pigmented
Pocket size"

The eyeshadows are available in 3 palettes, and costs N3,500 each.


Hegai & Esther says.....

"A multifunctional quad that conceals, highlights and contours.
Highly pigmented to minimise the appearance of skin discolouration .
Visibly sculpts and enhances the facial structure"

This product is available in 2 palettes......costs N8,500 each.


Hegai & Esther says......

"Oil free
Can be used wet or dry
Velvety soft texture
Buildable coverage
Great for touch-ups
Infused with antioxidants and vitamins"

This product is available in 7 shades....and it costs N4,000 each.


Hegai & Esther says.....

"Silky - fine loose powder
Oil absorbing matte powder
Melts like butter on the skin
Gives an airbrushed glow to the complexion"

This product is available in 5 shades....and costs N4,000 each.

A hearty congratulations to the Hegai & Esther brand. I can't wait to get my hands on these products.

They are now available on their website www.hegaiandesther.com

Have a good night......


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Monday, 24 October 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | Bath Kandy 'Luminous Exfoliating Bar' (Garri Scrub)

One of the skin products i bought at the 'Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference' is the Luminous exfoliating bar *also known as the 'Garri scrub'* from the Bath Kandy stand.

While walking around the exhibition area i was suddenly hit with a mix of very pleasant smells. I let my nose guide me, and so i found myself in front of the Bath Kandy stand.

Now, Bath Kandy is the first handcrafted, food-inspired, bath & body store in Nigeria. All their products are made of food *as in they are infused with real food ingredients* or inspired by food. Their candles looks like Cupcakes or Ice cream, some of their soaps look like Cupcakes......as in you have to stare at them for a long time and also touch them to be certain that they are not indeed ice-cream or cupcakes. Oh, and they smell 'ah-may-zing'!

I bought the 'Garri scrub' which is made of real Garri. It is a very moisturizing exfoliating scrub, and it is made of Almonds, Rice, Cocoa Butter, Garri *of course!* and a special blend of oils and butters. They must have done their homework while creating the blend of those oils and butters because the smell........oh the smell!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

B 'n D Makeover | 'Greenish'

The last time i beat my face was for the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference.....the last time i beat my face before that was like 3 years ago .... well, that's not true, but it seems that way.

So yesterday, out of the blues i whipped out my brushes and beat my face 'blue-black'....or rather 'green-red' *looool*.

Amoshine when amoshine

I'm really loving this deep shade of red lipstick. It's called 'Diva' by M.A.C, and if you follow this blog, you will notice that i've used it for quite a number of makeup looks.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

D.I.Y | Setting Spray

Seems like years ago when i published my last D.I.Y post.

I had totally forgotten about the pending 'Setting spray' post until i scrolled through my draft messages *yup, i have many of those*. That's where i saw it and my mouth hung open....how could i have forgotten? And you people didn't even remind me sef *side-eyes*. Maybe it's not even important to you guys, but you know what? I'll just leave it here anyway whether you like it or not *clicks tongue*.

All you need to make your own Setting spray is a spray bottle, water and glycerine. That's all.
I bought a bottle of the Pure glycerine for about N1000, and the spray bottle cost about N150.

Monday, 10 October 2016

The Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2016 (In pictures)

Dearly beloved.....

This morning, i bring you pictures from the just concluded Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference. As usual, it was a raving success, and i was glad to have been a part of it.

The Speakers and facilitators were on point, and there were lots of new brands from different countries displaying and exhibiting their products.

There was quite a large number of attendees, and i'm sure they had an unforgettable experience. They gleaned knowledge from the professionals in the industry, asked them questions and got direct answers....that doesn't happen everyday you know.....and for free too!

*WARNING..... this is a picture heavy post*

Lets scroll through the pictures shall we?

Spot Doyin of  'Chloes Makeovers' wearing the black and white polka dots blouse and Adaobi of  'Dobzi Fingers' with the red shawl and the big smile.

Fatima Mamza started by showing us how to achieve a simple Nigerian bridal look. Her model was so beautiful...infact, there was a selection of very beautiful models for the demonstrations.

Fatima Mamza with the very beautiful body. I was so green with envy! loooool!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Show 'n Tell | Eye Brushes from Makeup Heaven

Hello everyone....

How's your day going? Happy independence holiday.

So i finally got myself a brush mat. If you remember, when i did a review of the brush egg i got at the makeup fair, i said i was going to get a brush mat to make wash-days easier. I got the brush mat from @makeupheavennigeria, and they were kind enough to gift me a set of eye brushes!

By the way, i made the brush holder myself.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2016 | Counting down

So who else is counting down to the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference starting next week? *whoop-whoop!!*.

First of all, have you registered  your FREE visit to attend the show? If you haven't, then you should know that online registration will close on the 3rd of October at 7:00am Nigerian time. So if you've been stalling, now would be a good time to go ahead and do it. Click HERE to register.

In my last post about the event, i talked about the different sessions and the speakers. I listed some of the speakers and what they would be speaking on / teaching us. Please click here to see the last post.

Over 3 action-packed days, Beauty Africa will be hosting industry experts like Banke Meshida-Lawal, Lola Maja, Bimpe Onakoya, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Fatima Mamza and other seasoned professionals who would be sharing their valued knowledge with us by giving live demonstrations on the latest techniques and methods in Beauty, Haircare and Skincare.

However, i would like to share part of the Day 2 programme with you again because there were some changes.

DAY 2 : Friday 7th October

THE BUSINESS FORUM : A focus on brand building, digital influencers, & marketing strategies.


Ezinne Alpha


Banke Meshida  Lawal
Daboju Michael Ogboru
Lousia Kinoshi
Lola OJ
Doranne Beauty
Valerie Obaze
Chika Uzor
Seyi Ayinla

Now Instead of on Day 3 as was written in the previous programme, Banke Meshida Lawal will be doing a live demo for us on Day 2. At 11:30am, she'll be demonstrating 'The authentic Nigerian look'.

Taking her previous slot on Day 3 at 12:00pm will be Wondrous Carter-Brown who would demonstrate 'Short hair styling'.

To view the full programme, please click here

Remember to register your FREE visit here.

We really look forward to seeing you there.


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Friday, 23 September 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | Sonia Kashuk lipsticks

Howdy beauties...

Hope everyone is good.

At the last Lagos Makeup Fair (LMUF), the highlighter wasn't the only product i bought from the Sonia Kashuk stand......i also bought two lipstick tubes. I really wanted new nude shades *well, because one can never have too many nude lipsticks*, so when i got to the Sonia Kashuk stand for the highlighter which i already had on my list, i asked to see their nude lipstick shades. They handed me the shades in 'Currant' and 'Barely nude' and that was it. They were just the shades i was looking for.

'Currant' is a dark-brownish nude, while 'Barely nude' is a light-brownish nude *hope that makes sense*.

I like the packaging the lipsticks have, and you don't have to pull off the cover to see the shade of the lipstick because the glass/plastic part of the cover has the exact shade of the lipstick in it.

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Your personal invitation to the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2016

Good morning beautiful people!

I woke up bright and early this morning and thought to do a blog post to remind you of the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference coming up on the 6th - 8th of October 2016, and to give you the reasons why you MUST attend, as well as present to you the line-up of renowned speakers who would be sharing their knowledge and showing us their skills AT. NO. PRICE at all!!! *this info alone should spur you to attend*.

So first of all, why should you attend the Exhibition & Conference?

  • You get to learn from the very best of the Nigerian Makeup Industry during the high quality workshops and live demos that will be showcased......FOR FREE!

  • You also get to mingle and network with other beauty professionals.

  • You get to trade with different Skin care, Hair care and Makeup brands that will be exhibiting their products.

  • You will glean a lot of knowledge from the expert speakers who will be answering some of your questions.....FOR FREE!

These are the reasons that come off the top of my head right now. Now let me share with you the names of the Panelists/speakers that will be speaking at the conference and those who would be conducting live demos for us....


Fatima Mamza *a.k.a Mamza Beauty* will be demonstrating a Nigerian bridal look.
Nibi Lawson will be showing us how to build a healthy hair regimen.
Olajide David Okerayi *a.k.a Jide of St.Ola* will be showing us how to achieve a 'Fresh face' look.
Marco Louis of M.A.C cosmetics will be showing us the international trends in makeup.
Pamela Bello-Olatunji will be demonstrating Skin exfoliation with chemical peels.


There's going to be a conference talk titled 'Building a beauty empire : From brand building to social media & marketing strategies'.
The Moderator will be Ezinne Alpha *a.k.a Beauty in Lagos*.

The panelists include:
Jackie Aina *yes, the Jackie Aina!!!*
Banke Meshida Lawal *a.k.a BmPro*
Daboju Michael Ogboru

And then we go on to have more live demos by...

Lola Maja who will be showing us how to create an SFX look.
Bimpe Onakoya will be demonstrating a classic mid-century glamour with a modern twist. *oh la la!*
Pamela Bello-Olatunji will be demonstrating Microdermabrasion.


Mimi Marwa will be demonstrating Skincare and Henna.
Banke Meshida Lawal will be demonstrating another makeup look.
Joyce Jacobs *a.k.a Joyce Jacobs Beauty* will be showing another makeup look as well.
Dr Ohairie will be demonstrating Skincare.
Rhema Akabuogu will be showing us a Reformation : The art of Highlights and Lowlights.
Dave Sucre will be showing us how to get the perfect glow.

There's something for everyone....whether you are in the Makeup, Haircare or Skincare field. Now that you have seen all that you have to loose if you don't attend the event, please find below your personal invitation to the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2016...

Please click HERE to register to attend for FREE

Venue is at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Dates : 6th - 8th of October 2016

It's not everyday that you get to sit with popular professionals in the industry to learn from them for free is it? This opportunity comes once in a year....don't let this one pass you by.

We look forward to seeing you there.


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