Sunday, 26 May 2013

Pictures from 'Blushes 'n Dimples' Makeovers & 'UniqueBerry Hairs' photoshoot

One of the models

Yesterday, i got together with my wonderful friend Ebere who is the CEO of 'UniqueBerry Hairs', and we had a bridal photoshoot done. It was great fun, and took all of 4 hours to finish. We had 2 beautiful models with wonderful facial features (every MUAs dream).

Ebere is truly talented and can conjure any bridal hairstyle you can think of! I was infact wow-ed again by her skills yesterday. I said again 'cos i've seen her work before...she made my bridesmaids hair on my wedding day.....all 5 of them. That was 3 years ago. Fast-forward to 2013, she is bigger and better! Well, i'll let you see for yourself because in times like this, pictures speak louder than words

Oh yes indeed!

Friday, 24 May 2013

An engagement look by a B 'n D student

Meet Chime a 'Blushes 'n Dimples' Makeup school student.

I demonstrated gele tying to her...on her head

 It's only her 3rd week of training (she has 3 more weeks to go), and i asked her to do an engagement look on my face. Click to view what she did......

PRODUCT REVIEW | M.A.C Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'

So, last night, i was asked to please review the fluidline by M.A.C cosmetics in the shade 'Blacktrack'. I used to wonder why this product had its own name 'Blacktrack' i wondered why it wasn't just called 'fluidline'....i didn't know then that 'blacktrack' was just one shade from M.A.C's fluidline products. Asides from this one shade i'll be raving about today, there are many other shades in the fluidline eyeliners....shades like 'Blitz & Glitz' (an intense black with gold shimmer), 'Dipdown' (brown), 'Macroviolet' (deep violet), 'Rich ground' (reddened cocoa), 'Waveline' (navy blue), mention but a few.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

TIPS | 10 tips for managing oily skin

Good morning.

I usually get mails from readers asking how to manage their oily skin, so this post is dedicated to you all. It contains tips about how to care for, manage and control the oily skin type. I'll try to keep this as short as possible, and i hope you learn a thing or more.


1). Stay away from oil-based beauty products...all of them. There are oil-based moisturizers, makeup, etc. Using them will introduce more oil to your face, and trust me, you don't need more. So use water-based products instead. Always look out for the words 'Oil-free' and 'Water-based' and buy those products.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

B 'n D Makeover | Greenish

Hello folks, been a minute.

I didn't intend doing a makeover post today, but somehow, here we are.

Today's class (B 'n D makeup training) was all about how to do a smokey look, and i did a green smokey look on myself. I liked the look so much that i decided it was too good to be wasted (I usually do looks on my face and wash them off....i hardly wear them out), so i did a complete look, and took pictures for your viewing pleasure.

This look was actually inspired by a bridal look another MUA did sometime ago. I found the picture and i loved it. Yes it was a bridal look....some brides can be quite daring.

WARNING! This post has a lot of pictures....13 or so, an overdose of pictures. I was too lazy to select and delete some jare, so i just put up all of them. Besides, there are some weird facial poses in there.....brace yourselves! *evil grin*

Sunday, 19 May 2013

PRODUCT REVIEW | No.7 shine free primer

Happy sunday peeps.

I'm back from church, and i think it's time to review this primer i bought a month ago. I wanted to review it before now, but i decided to use it on my face again before i reviewed it just in case i didn't use it right the first time....but after using it twice, i got the same results so it's time to do the review today.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

B 'n D Makeover

Howdy folks.

In this makeover, i did something i've never done before....instead of using a brown or black to contour my eyes, i decided to use a dark green. It turned out pretty well if i may say so myself. Today, i realized i don't have a matte yellow in any of my palettes *Strokes chin thoughtully* I ought to do something about that. I wanted to use a matte bright yellow, but it also turned out that the shimmery yellow i have wasn't bright enough. #ResignedSigh

Today, i decided to try out my Graftobian HD foundation palette. Since i bought it in March, i haven't touched it. I wonder why i've been saving it all this while....maybe because it looked so pretty, brand new and untouched.....maybe because i want to use it to cook soup *Covers Face*.
There's a review on it coming up soon.

Friday, 17 May 2013


Now, this is one event i'm seriously looking forward to! I've never been to a makeup fair ever, and to say i'm excited about this one is an understatement. I AM SUPER DUPER MEGA EGGCITED!!! * self*

I heard so many great things about the last edition of the fair, and all i can say now is "June, get here faster!"
Last year's fair happened to be on my birthday (September 8th.....That's right, na hint i dey hint some people ooo!*winks*), and my OgaAtTheTop dear hubby had other things planned, so i couldn't have made it to Ikeja. Well, i thank God for keeping us, and now another opportunity has presented i don't intend to miss.

Natural facials recipes (compilation)

Good evening

This post is a compilation of all the natural facials recipes i've ever posted on this blog throughout the duration of the 'facials fridays' series.

I figured it might be tedious going back and forth searching for each and everyone of them, so i decided to compile the links for easy clicking.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Meet "PRESIK/Bela designs"

Good morning everyone, meet PRESIK/Bela designs.

She makes really lovely customized polos, t-shirts and shirts. I've come across a lot of customized Tees designers, and i must say that she is really good at what she does. She sews the shirts herself, and the materials she uses are really good. I can vouch for Presik's designs anytime.....i have up to 4 different designs by her and they are really lovely.

So if you are looking for a designer for your business polos or for your kids, or even for you and your boo, search no further. She sent in some pictures of her works for you to see. I had to select a few to show you, because there were lots of 'em.

 There's even a little Q&A session for you *winks*

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Why all the fuss about Makeup artistes?

Your wedding is over. Your guests had fun. The band? They performed excellently! The food? Out of this world! But all those aspects of the wedding don't really matter anymore after the wedding is over and done with...all you have now to remind you of that beautiful and memorable day is your wedding album.

Now, would you want to flip through the pages of your album and grimace at the sight of your face each time? The answer to that is obviously NO. The only reason why you would grimace or groan inwardly while looking through your wedding album is because your makeup wasn't done well. Perhaps, if you had hired a good Makeup artiste instead of letting that friend of yours talk you into letting her do your makeup, your face would have turned out well. #DeepSigh

Monday, 13 May 2013

B 'n D Makeover

Hello peeps.

How's your day going? It's yet another makeover post which i was supposed to put up since saturday, but unfortunately, my lappy charger blew, so i had to wait till today to get a new one. I felt useless without my lappy wow! Luckily for me, i was able to get a new one today, but i'm seriously suspecting this new charger ooooo! It looks really suspicious. Anyway........

Picture time! Whoohooo!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

My Sigma 'Make me crazy' brush set

Hey people, how's your weekend going?

I got myself a set of sigma brushes in february, and having used them for a while now, i think it's time to review 'em. This is actually my second set of brushes, my first was a Bobbi Brown set which i didn't really care for because some of the brushes shed a lot, and they didn't come cheap. So i decided to get another set, and chose the Sigma 'Make me crazy' set. I made my choice based on three reasons......

1) They are sooooo pretty!

2) It is a 12-piece set. My Bobbi Brown is a 32-piece set, and i didn't want that many brushes in my collection anymore because i end up not using some of them sef.

3) They are sooooo pretty!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

PRODUCT REVIEW | Sleek 'Scandalous' blush

The first time i saw this blush, i shied away from it because it had a scary red colour. I assumed it would be too loud and look too harsh on the cheeks, but how wrong i was! One day, i decided to muster up courage and buy it, afterall, no harm in trying out stuff. After i bought it, it didn't take me long to discover that this beautiful blush only looked scary while in the pan.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Chi got re-defined!

Yesterday, my friend Chi had a wedding to attend, so she came over to get re-defined before going, and re-define her we did!

 She didn't want a loud look, she didn't want a too subtle look either, so i got my inspiration from her dress and worked with it. Smokey it was!

BETTER LIVING | In ALL your ways acknowledge Him

Good morning folks
I’ve had it in my heart for a while now to share this with you.
Proverbs 16:3
Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed (NLT)
Since the beginning of this year, i’ve been so conscious of God and putting Him first. These days, i can hardly do anything or take any decision without speaking to Him or asking Him first. Do you know what i discovered since i started doing that? I have found that things go better and turn out better for me…..just like the bible says it would in the verse above. My new year resolution this year was to put God first, and i have to say so far….wonderful! I’m enjoying God and you should too.
Proverbs 3:5&6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths (ASV)

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Light got re-defined!

Yep, that's her name, and i think it's beautiful.

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is going well.

Yesterday, a friend called me up and asked if i could give another friend of hers a bridal makeover. I said "beht of course!", so today, i carried my stuff over to the bride's place and re-defined her. Since it was impromptu, we couldn't do a trial makeup session which is the norm with me. But i already had a look in mind for the bride. I finished the look, and everyone in the room loved it!


Light was the calmest bride ever. Even though they were running late, she remained calm through the chaos....i must commend her for that. Her gown looked absolutely gorgeous, her hair looked great too.

Friday, 3 May 2013

B 'n D Makeover | Blue smoke

Aha! I managed to think up a name for this look *Covers face*

I christened it 'Blue smoke',,,,don't laugh please. The look was inspired by my blue top, and the name was inspired by the smokey eyes. I've never done a smokey look on my face because i always thought that it wouldn't suit me.....well, i'll let you be the judge of that.

I paired the smokey eyes with nude lips because i didn't want the eyes and the lips to be loud....besides, i've always thought that smokey looks are better paired with nude or neutral lips. #MyHumbleOpinion

As usual, here are the pictures for your viewing pleasure....

Thursday, 2 May 2013

MUP | Blush

Morning dears, Hope you all had a good night's rest.

Today, we'll be talking about the 'Blush'

The blush gives life and color to the face. It adds a splash of colour to your face and instantly brightens it up. Blush comes in different shades and colors, and like every other makeup product, there are different brands. A sweep of it on the apples of your cheeks can open up your's usually the last step of makeup application.

Blush is quite easy to apply, but you have to be careful not to overdo it and end up looking like Bobo the clown. Sometimes, you see a lady with two stark red or pink round patches on her cheeks all in the name of blush *cringes*.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

B 'n D Makeover

Yeah another makeover post i know.....can't help it.

With the public holiday and all, i got bored and decided to play and heres what i came up with....

Eyes that speak!