Sunday, 30 August 2015

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION | The perfume oil

Hello babes....

Cold sunday over here.....it's quite nice.

Ok, so this is an introduction to a wonderful new product i received last week.....it's called 'The perfume oil'.  When i got it, i wasn't sure what to make of it at first because it's in oil form and i've never used any fragrance in oil form in my life. I went ahead and used it.....and boy am i impressed!

Every single time i've worn this perfume oil, i get asked "What did you spray? It smells soooo good". I even used the 'Pink sugar' one yesterday, and up till this morning, i could smell it on me *No, i didn't shower last night 'cos it was so cold over here jooooor!*.

Since it's oil, i don't think you should spray it on your clothes, rather, massage the oil into your skin. I apply on the sides of my neck, my cleavage, my wrists, behind my ears, and the insides of my elbow.....basically my 'pulse points'. Once my skin absorbs the oil, the fragrance of the oil blossoms and everyone around me *including myself* can smell it all day.



Usually, most store-bought perfumes are mixtures of perfume oils diluted with lots and lots of alcohol *which most likely irritates the skin*. Perfume oils last longer and don't irritate the skin...rather, they are even moisturizing and are suitable for any skin type. Believe me, they are really, really nice!

I used to be a 'Spray-on fragrance' type of girl, but now, i'm totally converted biko! Hahaha!

Here's what the company says:

"Smell gorgeous at no excessive cost......if you love to smell good, this message is for you. Personally, i love to smell good, that is why we have invested time and effort on researching on quality, long lasting & smells. Why? According to survey, 75% of perfume users complained about their expensive designer perfume smells not lasting long enough. Don't we all feel the same way most times?

Saturday, 29 August 2015

B 'n D Makeover | 'Pretty in Pink' ft. Onyi & Temitope

Hullo Beauties.....

So, while today's makeup training session was going on at the studio, Onyi agreed to a face-beat by me. Anyway, she didn't have a choice since she came without a model for her session. I had green and pink on my mind .....the two colors go so well together *blue and pink too!*.

I had a pink gele in the cupboard, and thankfully, 'Temitope' was still available, so we let her adorn Onyi's neck ....the two ladies looked beautiful together *Chuckles*.




Friday, 28 August 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | Makari De Suisse Makeup products (Pt 1)

Well, hello again!

I promised to review the Makari products i showed you all here. There were a lot of products to review, so for that reason, i'll break the review into two parts. In this part, i'll be reviewing the Foundations, Compact powder, Lip liners & Makeup remover.


MAKARI FOUNDATIONS...


The Makari foundation comes in 30ml bottles , and the product is pumped out from a small nozzle. The foundation is nicely perfumed unlike most foundations which simply have a basic chemical smell. The packaging is really nice, and the product has 4 shades 'TOUCAN',  'TOPI' ,  'WALABI & 'WATUSSI'. 'Topi' being the lightest shade of the lot, and 'Watussi' the darkest shade.

I really like their names and how they sound African.

The product has a thick consistency, and it's water-based. If you don't use it for a long time, the product in the pump gets congealed and then when you try to pump it out, it doesn't come out so easily. When it does come out, the first product you get is dry and thick *as it is with concealers and foundations in tubes and pump dispensers*.......then the rest comes out nicely creamy.



B 'n D Accessories

Helloooooo.....

Good morning everyone.

I've been very busy making accessories......blissfully busy!

First, one wonderful Tanzanian lady living in Germany *yelz! i have obodo-oyibo clients* found my Instagram page and added me on whatsapp from there. She placed orders for 5 jewelry sets from my previous designs, and she said she wanted them exactly the same way they looked in the pictures....same colors and everything. I finished making them and sent them to Germany, and i'm soo happy to say that she's received them! After that, i've been working on the orders from my clients in Nigeria.

Are you following me on IG yet? No? Beht why? My handle is @blushesanddimples ..... oya, start heading there.

So, here are my new babies.........


This is 'SISI YEMMIE' , She's made of Angels skin beads......10 layers of gorgeousness! She's even more beautiful physically. Sisi comes with earrings and a matching bracelet, and you can order her in any color you like.

'Sisi Yemmie'


Next, meet 'CHINYERE'. She's made of crystals and teardrops. You want a unique, exotic look? This babe is the one for you. She's like an egyptian collar/choker, so it's best to wear her with an 'off-shoulder' blouse. Chinyere doesn't come with a bracelet......just a simple pair of earrings. We can play with any colors you choose.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Bisi

Well hello Babes!

I've been pretty busy.....that's all.

You won't believe that the last time i gave myself a face-beat was on the 30th of june. It seems like ages ago! It actually is a long time *long face*.

If you are not following me on Instagram, i have just one question to ask you.. "Woiz your usefulness in life?" *In Falz the bad guy's voice....ROTFL*. Actually, 2 nights ago, i promised on IG to post a new look yesterday. I did the look, but when it was time to do the post, my laptop refused to work because the charger gave up on us again so i had to go out to buy another charger today. They didn't have it at the store in the morning, so they asked me to come and pick it up this evening. I just got it, and i resolved that the post must go up tonight!



Friday, 7 August 2015

The 'Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference 2015'

Good morning Ladies *and gents*!

Hope everyone's good.

Do you remember the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference which was held in Lagos, Nigeria at Eko hotels last year? It's here again! Guess who has been made one of the official bloggers of the event again? *cheeky grin*


That's right.....me!!

If you don't remember last year's edition, i'll refresh your memory in a bit. I remember that before the event, i constantly brought you information about the event like what to expect, who to see, and the speakers who would be there and all. And after the event, i tormented those of you who didn't attend with pictures from the fabulous event. If you still don't remember, then click HEREHERE & HERE.......Now you remember.

We all know that last year's edition was a raving success.....well, this year's edition has been promised to be bigger and better, so if you missed last year's, better try to not miss this one.




So, it's going to happen from the 7th-9th of October 2015, and the venue remains the same ,,,,, Eko Convention Centre, Lagos, Nigeria.

The Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conferences provides a mix of business networking and trade opportunities along with high quality workshops to showcase the latest techniques in the field of makeup, hair and skin.

500plus free-to-attend conferences
100plus exhibitors
17 exhibiting countries
30 plus local and international speakers
84 hours of educational and hands-on sessions.


Register HERE to attend the exhibition/conference for FREE. You would get to access new suppliers, products and expert advice from some of the biggest international and local names in the industry, as well as:

NETWORK and knowledge share with industry experts.

ACCELERATE the success of your business at business strategy workshops.

SOURCE globally recognized brands and products from more than 100 international suppliers.

ATTEND live skincare, makeup and hair demos.

LEARN from more than 30 international speakers at the free-to-attend conference.

WIN prizes at onsite competitions, and much more.

If you aren't based in Lagos, i'll advise you to plan to attend this exhibition/conference. October is still weeks away, so you can start making your plans and arrangements so that you won't miss this one, and if you are based in Lagos, it would be a shame to not attend.

In case you missed the registration link up there, here is another one.....please click HERE to register.

As usual, i would be bringing you updates and information about what to expect at the event, and who the panel of experts are. Just stay tuned to this blog alright?


Have a wonderful day....

Besos!

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Monday, 3 August 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | L.A Girl Blush collection in 'Pinky', Gel liner pencil in 'Mermaid Blue', & Makeup setting spray.

Hey!

Good evening...

I was sent these products to use and review a few weeks ago, but i had to use them for a while in order to give a honest review, so that you would know exactly what to expect if you buy them.

All three products are by L.A Girl, and they are the Makeup setting spray, the gel liner in 'Mermaid Blue' & the Blush collection in 'Pinky'.



It comes in a flat and long case which has a magnetic flap. It looks like the 'Naked' palette. I like it.

A close look at the contents 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

Brand Introduction | Makari De Suisse

Hello Dolls.....

How did your Sunday go?

I would like to introduce to you, a brand called Makari De Suisse.

Makari De Suisse is a unique line of beauty products made specifically to address the needs of men and women of color. Their products are made with natural ingredients, and are manufactured in Switzerland. It's mainly an innovative skincare line which manufactures a vast array of lotions, creams, cleansers and soaps. They also have a complete makeup line, hair-care line, a baby line, fragrance and accessories.

MAKARI takes the natural approach to skincare, and their products are available in local beauty stores in different countries, and there's a distributor in Nigeria as well...... They also have private locations in Paris, New-York, and Brussels.

I was contacted and sent some makeup products from the company, and i can't wait to use and review them.



Friday, 24 July 2015

The 'Before', the 'After', and Photoshop.

Good afternoon Dolls *and gents*

How you doing today? I trust your day is going well already.

Wierd post title huh? This article was written by Yemisi on her blog some weeks ago, and i decided to post it here too *with permission from her of course!*. I thought to re-post this article when i discovered the unrealistic demands the use of photoshop has placed on makeup artists these days.  I mean, it has set the bar so high that natural doesn't matter anymore. I'll just type the article as she wrote it, and then i'll borrow Stella Dimoko-Korkus's red ink to write my thoughts on the article.





Ok, here goes...


"I was on my phone minding my business when i came across this crazy meme, it got me cracking, i laughed until my tummy hurt. Makeup artists in Nigeria have become even better at artistry than the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci. Tehehehehehehe!

Monday, 20 July 2015

B 'n D Accessories

Good evening Dolls

Here's show-casing more of my pieces. Ok, before we go into this, i would like to take a moment and answer some of the questions i'm frequently asked.

DO YOU MAKE THEM YOURSELF?

Yes, i do. I pick the beads by my self and make the necklaces from scratch.

DO YOU DESIGN YOUR PIECES BY YOURSELF?

I did not create these designs.....rather, they are copies of designs that have already been made by other beaders. Most clients send me pictures of designs they fancy and ask me if i can make them...and i do. Its just like clothes...when you see a design you like and you save the picture and send it to your tailor to make it for you *sometimes, you even combine two designs together...the top of a gown and the bottom of another gown.*. In bead making, there are already existing designs, what most beaders do is that they modify those existing designs *which apparently, they didn't invent* and create another design. However, in the future, i plan to think up my own designs and make them too.

WHY DO YOU NAME YOUR PIECES?

Well, because i wanted something different from the norm. Everyone else was assigning english names and numbers or codes to their beads, i decided to do the indigenous name thing. I had that idea even before i began my training on beads-making. Igbo names, Yoruba names, Hausa names, Edo names, Calabar names, etc....


So there! Questions answered.

Now, i'll like you to meet 'OJUOLAPE'.......She's a perfect beauty! Her body is made of 'Ugonma', and then there are colorful little leaves made of size 4 crystal beads attached to it. The leaves are not detachable *why would you want to do that though? loool!*. 'Ojuolape' comes with a bracelet and earings. She can be made in any color of your choice.

'OJUOLAPE'