Sunday, 29 November 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Color burst

Hello ladies...

It's been quite a while since my last makeover post..

So, there's this piece of ankara head-wrap my mum left over at my place after Zuri's omugwo. It's been sitting pretty in my wardrobe for a very long time, and last week, i was like "'Warrahell', let me do a look with this fabric and post on the blog".

I was going to do the look since Friday, but Zuri gave me a fat upper lip on Thursday during one of her tantrums. I was trying to restrain her as she yelled and cried, and 'WHAM!!', she bashed the right side of my upper lip with the back of her head. I almost cried *i'm not ashamed to say....the pain was intense!*. My lip cut, and it started to swell up immediately. I shouted, and she in turn stopped crying and stared at me with a shocked look on her face.

It's been 3 days and it's still slightly swollen, but i couldn't hold off the makeover any longer.....the lip products concealed it well, but if you look closely, you can still see the bump. Oh well, i'll just chalk it up as one of the 'battle scars' of motherhood! *Tehehehehe!*.

Ok, so the Ankara fabric has Blue, Silver, Brick and yellow on it *even though i didn't incorporate the yellow color into the look*.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

My WIMBIZ experience.

Hello ladies.....

I trust that you all are good. Even if your week hasn't been going really well, just hang in there....everything will turn out alright...there will be light at the end of the tunnel which PHCN can't ever take.

So, on Monday and Tuesday 16th and 17th, I attended the WIMBIZ (Women In Management And Business) conference at Eko Hotel. Prior to this one, i had never attended any of the past conferences....So i would like to say a massive "THANK YOU!" to my big Sister Ogo for pushing me to attend.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Beauty Talk | Liquid lipsticks

'Ello Baes.....

The type of boredom that consumed me today ehn! I cazn't fit to talk abourrit! *straight face*

Anyway..... I want to talk to you ladies about liquid lipsticks. If you have been following makeup trends, then, you should know that liquid lipsticks are hot right now. Various brands have been releasing gorgeous colors like crazy!

These days, it's no longer the usual colors like Red, Pink, Orange, Nude.....there are different unusual shades which are soooooo gorgeous. Different shades of brown, different shades of purple, different shades of blue.....yes blue! We even have green now sef, and some ladies are boldly rocking them. Sandy-looking shades, unusual brown shades *Oh! I've said brown before? I know! They are too fine!*.

We have brands like Anastasia Berverly Hills, Colorpop Cosmetics, Colored Raine, Kat Von D, Lime Crime, and Dose of Colors.


Photo credit :
 Below is a swatch of 'Anastasia Berverly Hills' on the lips......

Photo credit : @rebellebeautyx

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Blushes 'n Dimples Accessories

'Ello baes......

The wedding / Engagements / Igba-nkwu season is almost upon us. And you can't afford not to look glamorous to attend that special event you've been invited to.

Blushes 'n Dimples Accessories is always at your service *for now anyways....once fully booked, we'll stop taking orders*, so call, whatsapp or BBM us to order your gorgeous pieces for yourself or as a christmas present for someone.

Meanwhile, here are some pictures of some sets i've been busy making all this while....

Meet 'EWATOMI' and her beautiful sisters. They are made of size 8 crystal beads and size 2 sand/seed beads. They come with matching earrings and bracelets, and if you want it in a smaller size *size 6 crystals*, please specify.


Friday, 23 October 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Pink October (Breast cancer awareness)

Hello Ladies.....

It's October.....Breast cancer awareness month.

I've never done this before *covers face*..... and i almost didn't support the cause again this year. Ok, see ehn, i planned to do this yesterday. I took my makeup box upstairs and did a complete look....highlighting, contouring and all. But for some reason, the lip color wasn't working, and i wasn't even in the mood to change it and try another *my back pain was killing me*,  so i just went into my bathroom, washed it all off and went to watch 'One tree hill'. Total waste of time and products.....some looks don't make it to the blog.

Then today, the spirit moved me, and i decided to try again, and i loved what i came up with.....

Oh, and by the way, 'Illusions Cosmetics' lip color in 'Bare Pink' is bae!!! I loveeeeeet!

Monday, 19 October 2015

RANT | Stop the violence against Makeup Artists!!!

Hey ladies.....

Yesterday, i read a story that shocked me out of my wits on Instagram.

First of all, when i saw the picture on Yemisi's BBM, i thought that by violence, they meant the disregard and the belittling that most Makeup artists have to deal with..... I had no idea until i strolled to instagram and read the story and it chilled me to my bones.

A makeup artist went to her client's house to do her job, and she was beaten, strangled, totured and traumatized for over 1 hour, and after the harrowing experience, the client insisted that she should wash her face and proceed to still do the makeup. She begged and pleaded for her life before she was let go. Her phones were even destroyed.


What arrant nonsense is this?!

This is one of the reasons why i'm content with just running my blog, my makeup school and my jewelry business. This is one of the reasons why i no longer take bridal jobs. I know i can't stand it when i'm spoken to or treated in a belittling manner....i don't take it well at all.

Friday, 16 October 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Purple vamp

Hey Dolls!

I've missed smoking out my best look of all times! Why do i love the smokey look? Let me count the reasons....

It's very can wear it as a day look, a night look, a bridal look, a red carpet look, an editorial/fashion look.

It's very classy.

It suits everyone!

However, not everyone knows how to smoke it out well since it's supposed to have the 'smoked out' effect , as in fade out as it gets to the crease. I did a pictorial on how to get it right in the past....if you missed it, click shouldn't be caught walking around with a black swipe on your eyelids in the name of smokey eyes....police will arrest you! *LMAO...they really should arrest you*.

So for this look, i used a matte purple eyeshadow from my new Morphe Brushes eyeshadow palette in 35N in my crease and blended the black into it.

See, my brow-bone highlight is popping! Chei!
Speaking of Morphe Brushes eyeshadow palettes, i recieved the 35N from Haute beauty world.... i would still do a review. By the way, have you seen 35B? It is Bae!!!

Thursday, 15 October 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | Illusions cosmetics


I'm so sorry for not posting the review when i said i would.....the truth of the matter is that i got busy and i forgot. I remembered this afternoon on my way home from picking the kids from school. "Choyi" like Zuri would say.... that means 'Sorry' in her language.

Ok, let's do this.....

First is the Blush Perfect in 'Cherry Bomb'. This is a nicely pigmented pink blush which applies sheer and smoothly. However, it's buildable, so you can apply it till it's as intense as you would like it to be. I used this blush in my last makeover post, and i loved it.

'Cherry Bomb'

Next, we have the Eye lights which are loose shimmery eyeshadows. I was sent the 'Gun Metal' and the 'Blue Sky' shades. I used them for my last makeover post too. The eye lights also have great color pay-off , and they are smooth and blend quite well. There's nothing as annoying as an eyeshadow that is stubborn when you try to blend it. These Illusion Cosmetics eye lights blend well, so have no fear.

Sunday, 11 October 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Illusions Cosmetics


How's your sunday going?

I couldn't let today pass by without doing a makeover post.....i can't believe how long it's been! I almost didn't do the makeover 'cos i really didn't feel like it today, all i wanted to do was go to church, come back home and watch One Tree Hill all day, but the fear of you guys pushed me to lug my box upstairs and set to work. Some of you sent mails like "Madam how far? No more makeup looks?". Someone even accused me of forgetting my first love (makeup) and paying more attention to the beaded accessories *sniffs and wipes tears*..... Eeeeees nor like that plix!

So, to create this look, i used most of the Illusions Cosmetics products Denise sent to me.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conferences 2015 ( Event Pictures )

Hello everyone....

The highly anticipated Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conferences ended yesterday, and it was as awesome as was expected.

A lot of people who didn't make it in 2014 found their way to Eko Hotel this time because they couldn't afford to be left out again. And i'm pretty sure that they were not disappointed because many of them got to meet the big names in the industry who they never thought they would ever meet, but the conference provided the platform where they could meet, mingle, take pics and lots of selfies with these cool is that?

They also got to learn lots of skills and tips from the industry's professionals. On day 1, Bimpe Onakoya who i love *too much* created a fantasy look on her gorgeous model using gold leaves. Khuraira Musa taught the A-Z of airbrushing, Fatima Mamza *beautiful Fati* taught her class the fundamentals of color and complexion for the bridal beauty.

*warning.....picture overload*