Tuesday, 29 July 2014

A 'lil about meeee!

Good Evening...
I was tagged by the lovely Lape who blogs at Beauty geek . I've read other blogger's answers, and i didn't want this one to be like the awards that Ugonma tagged me for, which i didnt co-operate and answer my questions as well as tag other people. So, here are the questions and my answers below........

Nope…..no one.
I actually can't remember precisely, but i cry everytime i remember ALUU4
Yelz! 3 of the world’s most adorable children.
Actually, i would. I like my kind of person (if i may say so myself).

Sunday, 27 July 2014

B 'n D Makeover | Ft. Aisha

Hullo ladies!
I just want to share a quick look with you all. I did this ‘orangey’ look on a beautiful model named Aisha. Let me start by saying that Aisha has amazing facial features! She's actually one of my student’s model, and i really enjoy working on her face because she has the perfect eyes, the right lips, great cheek-bones….and did i mention that her eye-lashes are really long? They are!


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

UPDATE | The 'Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference'

Hello lovelies……
I told you that i would bring you steady updates on the upcoming Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference didn’t i?

We are excited to see that the upcoming Beauty Africa Exhibition & Congress has managed to secure a great panel of regional and international experts! What better way to get some advice on how to set up your own salon, or to market yourself as a make-up artist or to build your clientele? All of these people have done the ground work and have made it to the top of their profession.
Beauty Africa (7-9 October 2014 at Eko International Convention & Exhibition Center, Lagos, Nigeria) offers a fantastic opportunity to sign up for the free business talks and get the chance to meet face-to-face with the professionals that can make or break your business. 

This is what Award-winning hairstylist Dionne Smith has to say about the event:

“Beauty Africa exhibition & conference is a fantastic ground to come and refresh your skills, learn the basics and bring the education back to the fore front of people's mind. I am very happy to be invited and I am all for education and learning, my motto is "education is key!" Hair styling is so much more than just doing it! Its consultation, theory, knowledge and skills in a professional manner. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with you all and feel free to check out some of my work on my website, this is a show not to be missed.”

For more information about the event, please click HERE

Attendance is totally free of charge……just waka come (alone or with a friend)

To register as a visitor or as an exhibitor, click HERE, and you berrer do it quick ooooo! If you miss out on this one ehn…..hmnnnn…..i shall not talk anything for now. *Pulls ear for emphasis* Gaaaaaan register!

I Shall be back!

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Friday, 18 July 2014

B 'n D Makeover | Featuring Chi

Hello everyone,

So Chi happens to be a friend of mine who i featured on this blog a looong time ago. She had her makeup done by me for a wedding. She's also undergoing personal makeup training at 'Blushes 'n Dimples Makeup school'.

So i did this look on her face few days ago, and i had totally forgotten to post it on my blog. Here it is......

No lashes, just mascara on her upper and lower lashes

Thursday, 17 July 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW | Sleek Signature face-kit in 'Dawn'

Ok, lemme confess.
I set out doing a smokey look which i had the urge to pair with red lips, and i wanted to use my Sleek Signature face-kit in ‘Dawn’ to create the look because i hadn’t used it ever since i received the products from Sleek Nigeria. So when i got the face-kit out of my box, i realized that i hadn’t even reviewed it yet……. Aaaaand that was exactly how this post turned into a review!

 I duuno why, but whenever i buy a new product, i almost don’t want to use it because it’s always sooo spanking new, soooo neat and soooo clean that i don’t want to ruin its perfection…. Loolz! That was the case with this face-kit. I can't count how many times in the past that i have flipped it open and snapped it shut without touching anything inside it.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

PICTORIAL | 'All things bright 'n colorful'

Good evening

Here’s the pictorial for ‘All things bright ‘n colorful’. You can re-create with these colors exactly, you can also recreate with other colors….depending on the colors and shades you have. I just want to show you how i got the look, but i must warn you, there’s a lot of blending involved. If you don’t blend thoroughly, the colors will just sit separately like water and oil ( you gerrrit?)

So i used 3 different colors for this look…Pink, blue and green (the green was sooo gorgeous by the way), and there wasn’t any eye contouring done at all. Here are the pictures……. Step-by-step:

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

B 'n D Makeover | 'All things bright 'n colorful'

Well hello again…
Very apt name for this look i must say! The eyes are sooooo colorful, and i don’t know if it’s a look you can actually wear out. Well, if you like the look and you re-create and actually wear it out, you are on your own ooo! Nor be me send you that one…looolz! Me, i can't wear it out sha….except at night perhaps.

We have our winners!!!

Oooookay! We have our winners!

There are 3 winners like i said there would be. They are 1st, 5th and 10th
 people to comment on the give-away post. The lucky ladies are…….
1). Sugar
2). Purple lover
3). Halima Yahaya

You would be contacted via e-mail, and you would be given the dates for the training. Oh my! It will be nice to meet you 3, and it would be fun!

All those who were interested but didn’t get to win, don’t worry, there would be other give-aways, and you might win next time. Many thanks to everyone for participating…..y’all are the best!

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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Blog giveaway!!!

Good evening!

It occurred to me some days ago that i’ve only done one give-away for my readers….just one! Shame on me! *hides face*

Soooooooo , ITS GIVE-AWAY TIME!!

Friday, 11 July 2014

PICTORIAL | 'Purple love'

Good evening beauties

As promised, here is the pictorial for ‘Purple love’. It didn’t come when i said it would…..i humbly apologise.
I did a step-by-step pictorial of the eyes only ‘cos i assumed that since i already did a post on how to apply foundation and how to apply lipstick, y’all would know how to do them by now.
Here goes…..

Thursday, 10 July 2014

More on the 'Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference'

Well, hello dears!
 Just in case you are wondering about my previous post, i want to break it down today.

Ok, so there's this big event coming up in October….. 7th - 9th 2014
precisely, and 'Blushes 'n Dimples beauty blog' was contacted and named one of the official bloggers of the event.......wooo-hoooooo! This is huge right?! I KNOOOOOW!!

Oh mai goist! *fans self*.

 This event is being brought to us by ‘Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions’. Now, you should know that Informa life Sciences exhibitions  has already pulled off various successful shows in the past such as ‘China beauty’, ‘Beyond beauty’ and ‘The bride show’. Each year, they organize more than 20 exhibitions around the world, and this time, they are organizing an event tagged ‘Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conferences 2014’ in Lagos. This huge event would be held at the Eko Hotels & Suites on the dates mentioned above.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

The Beauty Africa Exhibition!

The region’s largest event dedicated to beauty and wellness
Beauty Africa exhibition and conferences will be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites on 7-9 October 2014, Lagos, Nigeria.

The event will provide you with a platform to interact with beauty and wellness professionals as well as industry leading dealers and distributors.

It will be a unique event providing a mix of business networking and trade opportunities along with high quality workshops and talks designed to discuss the hottest topics, trends and innovations within beauty, hair care and skincare & spa and wellness.

For more information visit www.beautyafricaexhibition.com

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PRODUCT REVIEW | My makeup cosmetics 'Purple Haze' lipstick.

Hullo dolls!
Like i promised, this is a review of the lipstick i had on in yesterday’s post. It’s called ‘Purple haze’, and it’s by ‘My makeup cosmetics’. They happen to have a lip candy collection, and ‘Purple haze’ is one of them. I saw it while i was browsing their online store for the EOS lipbalm, and it caught my fancy. Even though i’m not a lover of purple (like i glaringly pointed out yesterday), i’m beginning to like purple lipsticks…..first it was Sleek’s ‘Duke’ lipstain, now it’s ‘Purple haze’, next, i have my eyes on M.A.C’s ‘Heroine’.

When i used one of yesterday’s pictures as my blackberry display picture, a lot of ladies pinged to ask about the lipstick, and i promised them that the review would be up today…..so let’s get to it shall we? 

Monday, 7 July 2014

B 'n D Makeover | 'Purple love'

Good morning ladies!
For some weird reason, i like Mondays ‘cos to me, it signifies a new beginning….a new start. The past week has been a really busy week for me, in a good way though.

So on Saturday, i received my ‘Purple haze’ lipstick from ‘My makeup cosmetics’, and yesterday i tried it out by pairing it with a complete look which i have now christened ‘Purple love’. That doesn’t mean that i’m a lover of the color purple…..infact, my favorite colors are ‘Yellow’ (‘cos it’s oh so cheery), ‘Green’ (‘cos it’s fresh), and ‘Brown/gold’ (‘cos it’s so warm and natural). What you are supposed to do with this info, only God knows. *huge grin*.

See the pictures…. 

Saturday, 5 July 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW | EOS lipbalm in 'Passion fruit'

Finally, i got me one of those cute –looking EOS lipbalms. I’ve always wanted one since everyone else was getting it since i saw a review about it on a blog (can’t remember which one). I really liked how cute it looked, i've never owned any lip balm quite like it. But when i read a review of the ‘Sweet mint’ on Dinma’s blog, my heart quaked a ‘lil bit but i resolved to get one anyway, even if it’s just so i can be looking at it ( it’s pretty!).

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

#RANT TIME | Are women their own worst enemies?

I just have to ask this question because i’m truly appalled at the way women ladies treat each other! We act like we are in a perpetual competition with each other, even with people you don’t know so well, total strangers too!………seriously, what gives?!

That’s how some time ago, i was at a cosmetics store to purchase some items when this lady walked in. She knew the store owner, and they chatted amicably. One story led to another, and the lady who came to pick up her body cream was narrating to the store owner about how one of her neighbors who wasn’t as well-to-do as she was ( i deduced that from the impression she gave while telling the story) asked her to please tell her the name of the body cream she uses. She laughed with the store owner, asking her how on earth she could be using the same body cream with that neighbor of hers…..she laughed again. She made it sound like an abomination, and i was cringing inwardly. If she had told her neighbor the name of her cream, and if her neighbor went ahead and bought it and used it too, would she die? As in would she perish?! What’s the deal?