Monday, 6 July 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Blue lining

Howdy dolls!

Chaaaaaai! I've missed you all sha. Nope, i didn't go anywhere ooooo! *y'all should be used to my 'disappearing acts' by now....loool!*.

In other news, the way PHCN has been giving us light's unbelievable. For over a week now, i've had constant light......just wonderful!

Ok, let's make this quick.

I have another makeup look to show you, and even though i christened it 'Blue lining', i'm pretty sure that i have done a look in the past with that name *or was it silver lining?*.....maybe, maybe not.

Friday, 26 June 2015

B 'n D Makeover

Good morning Chicas.....

It's 5;00 am, and i woke up in the mood to blog. How are you all doing? Great i hope.

Me? Hmnnnn....God has been sooo great, it's amazing. I'm so grateful to him for everything. At home, my kids have grown to be sooo inquisitive......especially Dindu! They keep shooting questions at me.

"Mummy, who is that?" "What are you doing?" "What are you looking at?" "Why are you smiling?" "Why are you looking happy now mummy?" "What's making you dance?" "Who are you talking to on the phone?"


Every time they are around me while i answer a phone call, they try to guess who i'm speaking with:

"Munachi, mummy is talking to Chisom's mummy." Dindu begins.

"No Dindu, i think it's daddy" Munachi replies.

"But that is not daddy's voice, maybe it's Adaora's mummy or mummy's teacher" reasons Dindu. By mummy's teacher, he actually means my beads instructor who has become a dear friend.

"Ok, mummy, who were you talking to?" Munachi asks when i finally end the call.

Sometimes, i just tune out their voices and their questions. What about baby Zuri? Hmnnn...that one? We have passed the biting phase. It's now the beating phase *she bullies us all and takes no nonsense from any freaking body at home, but when we go out, she acts soooo innocent like she's not a 'lil terrorist at home*, and the dancing phase. Zuri can't listen to Tiwa Savage's 'My darling' without bending down to dance.....its soooo hilarious when she does that.

Anyway.....i have a new look to share.....well, its not exactly new 'cos i did it like 3 weeks ago.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Lagos Makeup Fair (LMUF4) in pictures.

Hey ladies!

So yesterday was the anticipated LMUF4, and i attended like i said i would *thank God*. I left my house by 1:30pm and got there by 3:30pm. If i knew that there would be traffic at Mile 2 and at Ilasa, i would have set off earlier, but i no chop 'winsh', so i didn't expect the traffic.

I sha got there and i was amazed at the turn-up. Apparently, the rain that fell yesterday didn't deter the makeup lovers in Lagos.....see people!

I met so many people i haven't met before, including Ashabee and SitPrettyMakeupMaveric. I was sooo pleased to finally meet them.

Of course i bought some makeup. I planned not to exceed a particular amount of money, and i'm really proud of myself and thankful to God 'cos we succeeded.

Oh, and the venue (Classique events centre) looked really nice.

Anyway are some pictures i took for your viewing pleasure...

Me and Ashabee

Niffy's Signature and her mini-me

Saturday, 20 June 2015

B 'n D Accessories

I never knew i would enjoy making beaded jewelry so much. I must admit, when i first started, i wasn't sure i was doing the right thing.....but now, i absolutely love it!

Meet some of my new babies.....

First is 'ADESUWA', made of crystal beads and sand/ seed beads petals.I think shes was originally made by Esther of Kish...i'm not sure. Just look at her.....need i say more? You can order her in any colors you want.

RANT | Plagiarism......

Hello lovelies.......

How are you doing? Hope okay.

Tomorrow is the 4th LMUF!!!Yippeeeee! I'm so excited 'cos i'm going to be in a hall full of makeup *claps hands with glee*, and i'll get to see my friends in the industry who i haven't seen in a looooong time! Of course i won't be coming back home empty-handed.

Dearly beloved.... Today, i'm here to rant about something that has eaten deep into not just the makeup industry, but every industry there is.

Plagiarism is the practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.
Synonyms : Copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing; informal cribbing.

Plagiarism is a serious offense, and i don't know why people fail to understand that. Do you know how many times i've come across pictures on instagram that original owners of works post, telling their followers to be wary of those who have stolen their works and passed it off as theirs?

Daylight tiffery!

Sometime ago, someone lifted my pictorial pictures from this blog, cropped off my name and posted them on her channel. She also lifted the my write-up and posted them along with the pictures, but she added a few words of her own. That's how she passed my work off as hers, giving me NO single credit whatsoever! My attention was called to the channel, and i joined it. I thanked her right there for posting my pictorial, and i posted a link to my blog. People had some questions about the pictorial, and i answered them......guess what? I went back some hours later and saw that she deleted my replies to those who had questions. The nerve! She has no idea how much time i put into that pictorial, yet she lifted it and passed it off as her own on her channel! See ehn, if she had done her own pictorial *inspired by mine* and posted on her channel, it wouldn't have been a big deal to me.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

The 4th Lagos Makeup Fair (LMUF4) is here!

Dearly beloved......

I bring you good news. This news would delight makeup-lovers especially.....i for one am excited 'cos it's been a long time since i last attended a makeup/beauty event *wipes brow*.

'Tis the Lagos makeup fair!

Oh, and this time, there would be a makeup runway....the first of it's kind in the LMUF series *the organizers are stepping up big time...they keep surprising us. Who knows what they'll surprise us with at the Christmas Beauty A'fair*. There will be innovative and state-of-the-art looks by Nigeria's finest professional makeup artists.

You would have the opportunity to shop and interact with other makeup lovers.

DATE : Sunday, 21st June 2015

VENUE : Classique Events Place

ADDRESS : 7A , Kudirat Abiola way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos.

The fairs are always fun.......please save the date and plan to attend.
And if you 'sight' me there, please come say hello *big smile*.....i always love to meet my readers.

Besos dears.
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Orange Diva

Hello babes....

How are y'all doing today?

So i did a look yesterday to share with you. Honestly, i didn't plan to play with my face yesterday, but somehow, i found myself calling for my makeup box and brushes.

Ok...truth? I liked my new braids soooo much, i couldn't let it waste *chukles*. It's been a while since i last rocked's usually ghana-weaving all the time. So i decided that i was going to do different looks with the hair 'cos heaven knows when i have braids done again.

So i came up with gold eyes contoured with black and orange lips. Fact is that i had orange on the outer part of my crease, but for some reason, it chose not to show well. Then for the lips, i used orange lipstick and gold-yellow eyeshadow to create an 'ombre' look....*yup, eyeshadow on my lips*.

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Blushes 'n Dimples Accessories

Hola Chica Bonitas

I have some pieces i made which i want to show you. However, i would have to show you the rest of them later 'cos it would be too many pictures for one post.

Ladies love 'Ugonma' soooo much......what is it about her?

Well, i had 2 ladies place orders for her specifically.

 After i show-cased my very first set here, someone liked the first 'Ugonma' i made in gold and purple. She contacted me then and said that she'll contact me again when she was ready. She did ping me and asked me to make it in black and gold for her. I did that and she loved it.

FIX IT! | Dried out lip-stain

****Beautiful Sunday morning****

Good morning Dolls.... Howdy do?

The first set of lip-stains i ever received were the ones i was sent by Sleek Nigeria, *remember?* See review here . Prior to that, i had never owned or used a lip-stain. Out of that set, 'Forbidden' and 'Duke' became my favorites and the ones i used often. And then, as a result of the opening and closing, they both dried out *oh bother!*. The product became really thick and applied in dried bits and little chunks. I really didn't want to toss them because they still had some product inside, so i knew i had to find a way.....any way to fix them.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

B 'n D Makeover | All that glitters

Hullo Dolls.....

Can i pretend that i haven't been away for 2 weeks?



Even last night, one of my esteemed readers pinged me and demanded that i write an apology letter on the blog today *Hahahaha!*. Make una no vex na! I have a perfectly good excuse....i was busy crafting my babies .......noooo, not Dindu, Mish and Zuri....i mean my beads *side eyes*. i have a lovely collection to show you all soon.

Meanwhile, this fuel scarcity hit me harrrrd! Tufiakwa! At a point, i had no fuel to pump water at home, and PHCN wouldn't even bring the light!It made me miss being a child....i was actually jealous of my kids 'cos they had not a care in the world...they had absolutely nothing to worry about. All they knew was that at the end of each day, they would baff with water, watch cartoon and sleep with light/fan.....what's their own 'consign' with where the fuel would come from? *loool!*. I remember when we were little, we worried about nothing 'cos we knew our mum and dad would fix it all. When things were going wrong in the country, we were blissfully unaware!

On sunday, i just had to play with colors and glitter 'cos i knew it would cheer me up.
This looks like a makeover i have done in the past, but this time, i used glitter.

I had taken about 100 pictures before it hit me......there was no blush on my face! i totally forgot to apply blush!