Thursday, 11 February 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW / Oriflame Cosmetics (Lipstick, Eyeliner stylo & Cream Eyeshadow)

How´s your day been?

I was sent some makeup products from Oriflame Cosmetics, and i was able to use them to create a look today. I will not post pictures of the look i created here because it was one of my ´Bad makeup days´ *yes, i actually have one of those*. One naughty friend of mine saw me and said it looked like makeup from 1976 *side eyes Uju and her long mouth*.

So, i was sent The One Color Impact Cream Eyeshadow in ´Olive green´, The One Color Unlimited Lipstick in ´Always Cranberry´ , and The One Eyeliner Stylo in ´Black´.

Let´s keep the review short ´n Sweet * at least, i´ll try*......


Sunday, 7 February 2016

Interns needed at Blushes ´n Dimples accessories

Hola.....

I just got back from the Makeup & Beauty Connect series. It was a nice event and a lot of makeup and beauty professionals were in attendance. It wasn´t just held in Lagos...it was held in over 16 states!! If you didn´t attend this one, please attend the next one. I´ll keep you all posted. I didn´t take any good pictures because i didn´t go with my camera. You can search #MbcsLagos on Instagram to see pictures taken by other people.






In other news.................

Do you have a flair for arts and crafts?

Then perhaps you would be interested in an internship program at Blushes ´n Dimples Accessories....*Don´t worry, you are not paying a dime*.

Participants would be taught how to make trending beaded accessories free of charge.

Participants MUST reside in Lagos.

Participants MUST be passionate about art.

Participants should be between the ages of 17-27.

If you are interested, please add and send me a message on 2BF11DF0, or whatsapp 08062511430 or send an email to blushes.dimples@gmail.com for more information on how the internship program will work.......and if you qualify, we start immediately........Just 2 interns are needed.

Terms and Conditions apply.


Besos!



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Saturday, 6 February 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | BlackUp Mattifying Fluid Foundation

Hello babes.....

This post was supposed to go up early this morning, but how i managed to push it till this time... only God 'nose'.

So how have you all been? Great i hope.

I've been thinking about changing the 'Look' of my blog. I'm someone who is very set in her ways and i resist change a lot *looool!* . I really love the warm look my blog already has, but i've been thinking that it's time i gave the blog a new look.....i mean after over 1.2 million page views, it's very well-deserved!

So do you think i should change it or not? Please let me know in the comment section below.

Now, on to the business of the day......

 

Early this year, i went out and got myself new makeup products. You all know that i'm sooooo used to my MaryKay foundation....I've used it in practically every look and pictorial i've done on this blog.....infact, it's the only foundation i've ever used. People underrate Marykay foundations a lot *perhaps because it's not expensive*, but you better believe that it's one of the best foundations out there!

Saturday, 23 January 2016

BMPRO Luxury Brushes

Great news ladies.....

BM PRO is launching their new luxury brush set soon! *does a ´lil dance*

The other day, i was strolling through Instagram when i saw these yellow beauties posted on the @banksbmpro handle.....


Top to bottom : Large powder brush, large stippling brush, blusher brush, Large flat foundation brush, Medium powder brush.

Top to bottom : Face contour / Blusher brush, Medium Stippling brush, Pointed detailer for the face, Creme foundation brush.


Top to bottom : Fluffy duster, Nose contour blender, Pointed eyeshadow/ detailed applicator, fluffy eyeshadow brush


Top to bottom : Mascara wand/ Eyebrow Spoolie, Nose contour brush / Under eye detailer, Eyebrow angled brush, Eyebrow concealing brush, Lip brush.


Yellow never looked so good!!!

The bristles are made of premium goat hair, and the brushes look so soft from these pictures. I seriously can´t wait to get my hands on these babies!! I already have a favourite brush by just looking at the pictures....Do you see that Large powder brush up there? That´s the one! *loool!*

Banke says ;

"Using these gives the best results EVER! The Powder Brushhhhhh! I promise you´ll looooooove them as much as i do! They took a while to create, and i´m so excited to share them now. #TheBigLaunch #CountingDown"


The brushes will be launching soon. Well done Banke Meshida - Lawal!!


Besos!
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Tuesday, 19 January 2016

PRODUCT REVIEW | Mushroom little fat round brush

The title of this post makes me laugh each time i read it, but believe me that's the name of the brush....or at least, that's what it's called.

'Mushroom little fat round brush' *chuckles*.

Anyway, early this year i went to 'Little Extras Beauty shop' *one of my go-to makeup stores in Festac-town* in search of personal tools and makeup products to buy for myself because i was tired of sharing my products with my makeup students.




When i asked to see the foundation brushes that were available, this little white 'somebody' was among the brushes i was shown. It looked so small, cute and white.....i was immediately drawn to 'her' *well, it can't possibly be a 'he'*.

Monday, 18 January 2016

B 'n D Makeover | Sunset

How are you doing? I hope everyone is good.

So i did my first Serious makeover for the year.

The truth is that this year, i resolved to wear makeup out more often than i did in 2015. In the past, i used to wear makeup just for the blog....after i'm done taking my pictures, i wash everything all off and go out with a 'naked face'. So this year, i resolved to wear light makeup each time i go out *so help me God*. Well, so far, so good.

So today, i did a look and christened it 'Sunset' because i used eyeshadow shades from the Sleek cosmetics eyeshadow palette called 'Sunset'.




Friday, 15 January 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Don´t look at me like that jooor! Mgbe onye ji teta ura bu ututu ya (whenever you wake up, that´s morning to you) *loooool*.

I can´t believe that my first blog post for 2016 is going up on the 15th of January.....but hey, it´s still the month of January, so there!

Photo Credit : The reporter Times


It feels soooo good to witness yet another year....all glory be to God. Not everyone who entered the year 2015 saw the end of it. I lost a little niece the day after the Presidential elections last year. My sincere condolence to everyone who lost someone in 2015.....but i am sooooo grateful to God for keeping us alive.

Where there is life, there lies hope!

With life comes yet another chance....another chance to make things right, another chance to live right, another chance to live for God, another chance to repent.

This year 2016 is ´My Year Of Answered Prayers´ . I always get a rhema each year, and the one for this year is soooo apt. It´s gotten me so excited about what this year holds for me. What´s your rhema for 2016? Please share in the comment section.


Oh and those of us that are fasting, please remember that fasting without prayers is just what..........?
Hunger strike!

Besos!


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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

And the winner issss..............

'Ello Baes.....

This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but the contestants made things difficult for me, so i got tired and confused. I just brought myself to compile the results right now, and it wasn't still as straightforward as i would have liked it to be.....i had to add a twist to it....you would see how that happened below...



Ladies, the instructions were very clear " No multiple entries. Follow me on any of my social networks , mention the particular social network and your handle. Tell us what you love about christmas, your name and email address". ..... and i even gave an example:

"I love Christmas because it's so festive, and i get to reunite with all my cousins and family again. Giselle Ezeh. giselleezeh@yahoo.com. I'm following you on twitter, and my handle is @gigiez"

So why did i have to disqualify 11 entries?!! *very sad face*

Ok, i'll tell you why....

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Darling introduces a breakthrough new hairstyling app

Darling, the leading hair extensions brand in Sub-Saharan Africa, has stormed the digital space in Nigeria with the Darling Hair Booth App. The app will help women be their own stylists, transforming the way they style their hair.

Speaking about the breakthrough hairstyling app, Mr Sanjiv Jetly, Managing Director, Darling Nigeria, said : 


"We are very pleased to offer this digital innovation which strengthens our commitment to bring the latest hairstyling trends to our customers in Nigeria. The Darling brand stands for beauty, and is an enabler for every African woman to transform the way she looks. With this app, we have created an avenue through which women can express themselves in an excititng, dynamic way. Our customers can now try new and trendy hairstyles on the go!"





For more information :

Download the app here : http://bit.ly/1MVjjDT

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/DarlingNigeria

Twitter : https://twitter.com/DarlingNG

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/darlingnigeria


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Christmas Giveaway.....

Good morning ladies.......

"How was your night?" *Loooooooool! Why on earth do people ask that? I hate that question!*

It's that time of the year again! One lucky winner gets to win a bag of makeup goodies today! *Rings gong*.

Ok, let me get straight to the point 'cos i need to rush to the bank right now.....ATM issues. Yesterday, they debited me twice without dispensing my cash, and the transactions haven't been reversed till now *That thing can pain ehn!*.

So, the winner of this competition gets the following makeup products :




  • BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palette in 'Party Girl'
  • Zaron lipstick pen in 'Maxim'
  • Zaron lip liner in 'Fussy Fusha'
  • Zaron lip liner in 'Red Vines'
  • Zaron lip liner in 'Vivid'
  • Zaron lenghtening mascara in 'Midnight Mars'
  • Zaron gel eyeliner in 'Jean'
  • Zaron strip lashes
  • Tara eyebrow pencil in 'Dark brown'
  • Tara lipstick in 'Arese'



Beauty bloggers are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Now, here are the rules ........


  • You must be following me on Instagram @blushesanddimples or on twitter @blushesdimples or like my page on Facebook 'Blushes 'n Dimples Makeovers'.
  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling us WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS, your NAME and your email EMAIL ADDRESS. Also let me know which social media you are following me on......facebook, twitter or instagram and drop your handle on that social media so that i can confirm that you are actually following me.*You must not leave anyone out*. For example ...."I love Christmas because it's so festive and i get to reunite with all my cousins and family again. Giselle Ezeh. giselleezeh@yahoo.com. I'm following you on twitter, and my handle is @gigiez" *Very simple!*
  • If you don't follow the instructions above to the letter, your entry will be disqualified.
  • Like always, the comments would be assigned numbers, and the comment with a chosen number wins. Because 25th is Christmas day, the 25th comment will win this competition.
  • If your comment is disqualified, it wouldn't be counted, and i'll move on to the next comment. 
  • No multiple entries please....defaulters will be disqualified.

I cannot send the package outside Lagos. So, if you don't live in lagos, i'll advise you not to participate unless you have someone in lagos who can recieve your package for you and then forward it to you wherever you are. *Thank you very mulsh!*

As usual, comment moderation will be enabled to prevent contestants from targeting the winning number. The comments will be enabled overtime, and the winner will be announced once i get the 25th comment. 


Good luck everyone!


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