Sunday, 2 April 2017

Zaron giveaway competition

I hope you are having a lovely sunday...

So i received a huge box of goodies from Zaron Cosmetics some weeks ago.....there were soooo many products inside.

Yesterday, i announced a giveaway on Instagram.....all Zaron products.

Go check my instagram page for details about the giveaway and how to participate

@blushesanddimples




I thought to announce it here as well so that everyone will be aware of the competition.

There will be just one winner and the lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday the 4th of April.

Good luck to all the participants!


Besos!



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Friday, 17 March 2017

SWISSGOLDEN | Be the best...have the best.

Some big companies pay millions of Euros and Dollars to advertising companies to put their products out there and help them sell. Some other companies prefer to pay the millions to people like you and me to help them do the advertising and introduce new clients to their company.


Swissgolden is one of the companies that indulge in the bonus program kind of advertising. All they need you to do is register as an advertising partner and refer people to their company and you get paid a huge bonus. In Swissgolden, you invest once, then that investment plus your fulfillment of the company's requirement of you will open the door for your lifetime of financial freedom.


To survive in Nigeria, you can't have just one source of income. You are paid at your place of work and that money finishes in just a few weeks. It's even more difficult if you have a family. If you don't have a family yet, you can start earning big and putting money away for when you start your family. School fees isn't cheap! *loool*.


Someone made N200,000,000 (two hundred million naira) from Swissgolden in just two years......i kid you not! I can't say his name or post his picture for security reasons, but i know him personally.....it's not hearsay. But it didn't come easy. He worked hard for it, and is still working hard and making more money. How much of his physical cash did he invest into the business? Only 60k because back then dollar hadn't risen. Today, you can start by investing N140,000 or N50,000 (depending on the table you want to start from).


Most of you have the money to invest sitting idle in the bank.....why not send that money on an errand to triple your finances? Nobody gets wealthy by just saving money, you have to spend money to make money.


Swissgolden is work....nothing good comes easy. It's not like you pay 30k to a company and in two weeks they pay you 50k for doing nothing. Aren't you tired of investing your money in various ponzi schemes springing up here and there in which you win small today and loose big tomorrow? Ponzi schemes don't last, they only burn your fingers.


There was a Swissgolden conference at Abuja earlier this month. The director of the company was in Nigeria for the company as well as various leaders from other parts of the world. Almost everyone you will see in the pictures below are Swissgolden millionaires....



Thursday, 9 March 2017

FACE BEAT | Up in smoke

I won!

It wasn´t easy though, but i eventually smoked out my eyes. The struggle sha! This just goes to show that constant practice is very essential. No matter how good you are at what you do, if you fail to practice, you get rusty and you struggle. It wasn´t funny sha. Infact, i´ve concluded that smokey looks is no longer my favourite look of all time....i am now unapologetically #TeamNaturalMakeup




By the way, i was invited to a beauty brunch by Zaron Cosmetics on Monday, and while the introductions were going on, i realized that most of the beauty influencers in that room had Youtube channels, so i´m thinking that i should start mine this year as well. Videos are the main thing right now, we all know that most Nigerians people do not read. Most times, i feel like i just publish blog posts for the sake of it......i feel like my posts are not being read even though my page views are on a steady increase. That is why sometimes, i get discouraged and stop posting on the blog for a while, and then afterwards, i start again just because i´m passionate about what i do.


So, i have to learn how to edit videos and start my own channel #LordHelpMe.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW | Zaron ´Perfect Finish´setting spray

One product i almost cannot do without is the makeup setting spray.

There are so many brands out there, but the only one i have used so far is the L.A girl setting spray with the matte finish. I´ve even tried making my own setting spray from scratch *it worked, but it wasn´t the same thing with store-bought ones* I preferred the store-bought ones.

So i went and bought the one by Zaron Cosmetics. It´s called the Zaron perfect finish, and it´s serving me as well as i expect it to. It feels nice against my skin *like a cool relaxing spray* and it holds my makeup in place for as long as i wear it.





Do all setting sprays smell like rose water? I know the last one i owned did, and the Zaron perfect finish also has the same rose water smell..... that is what i don´t like about the product....the smell.

It says on the bottle that it can also be used as a refresher any time of the day. I do that sometimes and it feels so good especially if its a hot day.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

FACE BEAT | Plum vibes

So this morning, i woke up feeling very sick.

I lay in bed for 9 hours (7am -4;30pm) and eventually decided that only makeup will make me feel better, but the problem was i had to try to finish before 6pm so that i would still have a little bit of good lighting for my pictures.

I started off doing a smokey look, primed my eyes, used the black jumbo pencil eyeshadow and everything....but there was a big problem. I wasn´t blending it well. Infact, it seemed like i had totally forgotten how to properly blend smokey eyes *deep sigh*.

I can´t remember the last time i smoked out my eyes, and believe me, people get rusty if they don´t practice. Well, there was no time, and i already wasted about 20 minutes tying to make the smokey eyes work. I had to change the look real quick so spent another 5 minutes wiping off all the black. I totally forgot my Micellar water....that would have removed the black in just seconds, but i used baby wipes and my eyes smarted a lot afterwards.

Anyway, this is the look i thought up.... looks like what someone can wear to an award event like the AMVCA´s which i totally didn´t know was happening today! I almost missed it.


Saturday, 25 February 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW | Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

What do you use to remove your makeup?

Up until when i bought the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing water, i was using the TARA makeup remover to clean my makeup *read review HERE*. The only problem i had wit the TARA cleanser was the oil residue it left behind on my face after all the makeup was removed...it was a lot of oil and i didn´t quite like it. Despite that fact, i was going to buy it again, but then i read about the Micellar Cleansing Water and it got me.




The first thing that got me was the cute bottles *some pink, some blue, some green*, then the reviews. People went on and on about how the Micellar Cleansing Water was a dirt magnet and lifts makeup like magic. Of course i had to see for myself....plus i was out of a makeup remover.

Friday, 24 February 2017

SWISSGOLDEN

Today, i´m going to do something that i´ve never done before on this platform.

So there´s this business opportunity that was presented to me last year which i keyed into, and i´ve been sharing the opportunity with my family and friends as well so that they can benefit from it too. It is a networking business called ´SWISSGOLDEN´, have you heard about it?


If you just thought to yourself "Networking business? Errrr no, i´ll pass! " Then i perfectly understand you...i used to react that way too whenever i heard the word ´networking´. Also, if you were a ´victim´of the Ponzi scheme called MMM, then i´ll totally understand if you close this page right now *lool* .


First of all, i´ll have you understand that Swissgolden is NOT a Ponzi scheme.




What is a Ponzi scheme? A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation where the operator (an individual or an organization) pays returns to its investors from new capital which is paid to the operators by new investors rather than from profit earned through legitimate sources.

PRODUCT REVIEW | The ´Browlution´ pencil

I have used so many brow products. The fake N100 mac pencils, Jordana pencils, Davis pencils, Dimples pencils, Catch me pencils *Yep that´s a real brow pencil name....and it´s a really good pencil too!*, E.L.F brow kit, Zaron brow kit, BH Cosmetics brow kit. Then lately, i´ve been using either the Hegai & Esther brow gel or the TARA brow pencils in ´Brown´ or ´Dark brown´.

´Browlution´started trending on Instagram, and as usual, i wanted to know if the hype and all the good things being said was true.....plus, i like to try out Nigerian products.




The ´Browlution´pencil is made by the Yanga Beauty brand and it has been around for some months now. It is a retractable pencil just like M.A.C Cosmetics ´Spiked´ and ´Stud´ *i never bought those anyway*.

For the benefit of those who don´t know, Yanga Beauty is a Nigerian beauty brand. Isn´t it great how Nigerians are now doing well for themselves in the Makeup industry? New brands are springing up, and most of them are really good. Yanga Beauty also has a line of liquid lipsticks *I don´t have any of them yet, but i plan to get some to use and review and let you know what i think*. The Nigerian beauty industry is now making waves, and it´s indeed something to be very proud of.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

FACE BEAT | Bloom

Have you noticed that my brows are never the same?

There are days when i want them thicker than usual, and other days i want them thin. Sometimes, i think only dark brows will do, and other times, if they are not light and natural-looking then whatever look i do won´t work. Oh, and on some ´off´days, they both look different *looool!*.


Today, they had to be thick, light and natural-looking.

I did not plan to do any  makeup look today, but this afternoon i had two free hours so i decided to make good use of them *yep.....doing makeup qualifies as ´good use´*.



I enjoyed taking photos of this look and i think it looks really nice.....it wasn´t like those times when the makeup is bomb but the selfies turn out dreadful ..... not every look makes it to the blog *sad face*. Those kind of days are just a waste of valuable time and expensive makeup.


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

PRODUCT REVIEW | Brush Wash & Brush Spray.......by Beauty Essentials by N´sure

Another reason why i have begun to look forward to wash days is the Organic tool wash and Natural tool spray by Beauty Essentials by N´sure.

These babies are bomb......for real!

Prior to getting these products, i used rubbing alcohol to spray my brushes, and i used kids hair shampoo for washing the brushes. They kind of got the job done back then, but these ones are much much better!




After i use the tool spray on my brushes, my eyes don´t sting when i use the brushes on my face like they do when i use the rubbing alcohol to spray them *you might have to read this sentence twice to understand it very well*. Also, the brushes dry very fast after spraying.