Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rain Vedutti Photography

Hello dears…..
How are we doing today? Hope good.
Y’all know how important good photos are. Infact, photography is a very important part of an event (wedding, child dedication, parties), because after it’s  all over, your photos are all you are left with.  Just imagine yourself having an awesome-tastic wedding, and looking forward to seeing the pictures, hoping that the event was captured in all its glory….wouldn’t it  be great to actually have wonderful pictures to behold? What if you hired a photographer and he made a royal mess of it all? *Oh the painment!*. You also don't want those ones who use embarassing concepts like asking the groom to lie down on the floor or asking the groomsmen to kneel on all fours while the bridesmaids sit on their backs....loooool! .
Ok, so i want to introduce to you all one of the best photographers i know……
*Drum rolls*

‘Rain Vedutti Photography’!!!

Don’t you just love the name? ‘Rain Vedutti Photograpy’ is based at Abuja, but they travel anywhere you need them. Please view some photos below…..

Saturday, 25 October 2014

B 'n D Makeover | Smokey Siren

Good morning beauties…..
Nice Saturday morning we’re having….however, i woke up on the wrong side of the bed *lemme not bore you with details*. Anyhoo, all is well now….i gave myself serious pep-talk and the sun is shining again!
This look was christened ‘Smokey Siren’…need i say why? Ok because the eyes are smokey and the lips are red. You see my love for smokey looks? It shall never die! *Shame to bad people!* Loool! I kid.
My plan was to use black glitter over the black smokey shadows, but i was too lazy to go downstairs to my studio to get the black glitter, so i opted for the gold glitter i had upstairs *shakes my head at myself*.
I sha know that if i had used the black glitter, the look would have come out much better than this.
Oya view pictures….

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Fix it! | Broken pressed powder.

Good morning beauties……
‘Tis another ‘Fix it!’ segment, and this time we’ll be fixing a broken powder.
You know how messy a broken pressed powder can be….pouring all over the place when you try to open it, and making a mess of your makeup purse, and eventually you toss it.
Well, not anymore! Why toss it when you can fix it? We all know that makeup ain’t cheap, so stop tossing and start fixing.

I talked about my dried out M.A.C fluidline eyeliner in ‘Black track’ some posts back, and i said i would figure out a way to save it. I thought visine could do the trick, but it failed woefully. I’m still working on it though….it will be fixed somehow.
Please note that this ‘Fix it!’ pictorial can also be used to fix a broken blush. You can even use these same steps to turn your loose powder into a pressed one *i detest loose powders*.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

PICTORIAL | The winged eyeliner.

Good morning Dolls…..
How are you doing? I’m free this morning, so i decided to do a blog post. Thank God Dindu and Mish are at school, so i have some peace and quiet. However, i have Zuri with me, and she’s just an easy baby….bless her! She doesn’t cry unnecessarily, and as long as she has a full tummy and a dry diaper on, she’ll be content to just lie down beside me rolling, making faces, playing, blabbering or chewing her hands.
If the other two were here, it woulda been a different story. I would have been constantly interrupted by them..
“Mummy, can i talk?”
I nod absent-mindedly
“Dindu ate my sausage”
“Mummy, acho’m lollipop” (Mummy i want lollipop) *She's making an attempt to speak igbo small small…yaaaay!*
“Mummy, Mish is pouring water on the floor!”
Bottom-line is…i would not blog in peace! So, i thank tha Lord for this morning.

So at the end of yesterday’s post, i mentioned a winged eyeliner pictorial. Naomi one of my contacts on BBM requested this pictorial, and i promised her that i would see what i can do about it. Yesterday, i did something abourrrit, and i’ll try to make this as detailed as possible.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

PRODUCT REVIEW | Zaron gel liner in 'Jazz'

Howdy beauties….
Sorry about the break in transmission, my wifi got disconnected for a while, but we’re back up and running…..thank goodness!
So how ya been? Great i hope.
I promised a review of the new Zaron gel eyeliner in ‘Jazz’ which i bought at the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference *infact, i have a number of products to review, we’ll get to all of them one by one*. The first time i read about the gel liners was on Stella DimokoKorkus’s blog *there are 3 shades*, and right then, i knew i had to have at least one of them…..of course it had to be the ‘Jazz’. Thankfully, Zaron had a stand right at the entrance of the exhibition hall, so when i had a chance, i went up there and purchased a pot from Mary Jane.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference (More pictures)

Hallo beauties…
I haff come again with more pictures from the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference.
No i won’t stop.
‘Because of why?’ You ask…..
Well, because i really want you to see what a swell event it was, and also because i want those of you who missed it for nothing’s sake to regret making that choice, so that you will plan to come next year *Mnneeeein…..nkooooin to you* (In Mish’s voice…..yes she says ‘Nkoooin’ instead of ntoooin).
Oh hey! Did you notice that i have bought my own domain? Yeah, i did…..It’s no longer, rather its now .com. My dears, i had to ooo! I had no idea that the powers that be could delete someborri’s blog just like that. N’ofu ntabi anya (in the blink of an eye)……now you see me and now you don’t. Well, you prolly didn’t notice because i bought the domain, and then i redirected my blog to the new domain, so even if you type in my blogspot address, it would take you to my .com address *cool huh?* The ministry is moving.
What was i saying again? Pictures! Oya…..lesgoo there!

Oke Maduewesi (MD of Zaron cosmetics)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Kiddies store alert!! | Tender hands & Feet

Good afternoon beauties
This post is dedicated to the mums and aunties in the house….
You know how i love to share when i discover nice places and things? I found a kiddies store today! *Whoop-whoop!*.
I know that this blog is about all things beauty, but hey, i’m a mum and i know that there are lots of other mums who read my blog. Sometimes, it can be hard to find things you need for your kids……yes, there are lots of kiddies stores everywhere, but trust me, you can walk in and out of some of them without finding what you need or buying anything at all. Some stock their stores with drab-looking things.

So here’s introducing ‘Tender feet & hands’, a lovely ‘lil store that has all a mum needs. Not all stores have me ‘wow-ing’, staring and touching, but this one did! And the best part is that it’s not even far from my place at all. There are some items i had been looking for which i found here.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

B 'n D Makeover | 'Pink Candy'

Good evening.
Today, i felt the urge to do a bright and colorful look. When it was time to choose the colors, i was torn between yellow & green and pink & blue. However, the latter won over the former… pink and blue it was!

I almost didn’t do this look today though ‘cos today was just soooo stressful. I had too much errands to run, and i eventually finished them all around 4:30pm, all on an empty stomach. Then it was time to cook *by the way, i really don’t like cooking….i do it because i have to*. I eventually had to multitask…..that’s how i ended up cooking and applying my makeup at the same time. Of course that required me climbing up and down the stairs several times *well, it’s good exercise for my thunder-thighs*.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference......More photos

Hello again!
Like i said before, i took a lot of pictures at the just concluded Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference. In this post, i’ll be sharing more pictures….
‘Twas not a small something!
So here are more pictures of people that attended the event…..


Hullo dears....
Makeup by Ashabee now has its own lash brand, and i was sent some lashes to review……4 beautiful lashes…..i can't even shout!
These lashes are soft, light  and really beautiful. I wore one of them (#747M) to the Beauty Africa Conference, and people kept saying that they loved my lashes.

Well, before i go on with my review, here’s what ‘Bee lashes’ has to say……

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

20 Random facts about me......

So i was tagged by Dobby to participate in the ’20 Facts about me’ challenge. I love playing games like this …….
Oya brace yaselves.

1.   I don’t take God lightly……..i don’t joke with HIM at all!

2.   I hate hot food. Makes the food seem tasteless to me, plus it always burns my tongue.

3.   My eyes don’t close completely while i'm asleep…..little wonder…they’re huge!

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference (Pictures from the event)

Hello dolls…..
So the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference started yesterday. Yours truly was there live & direct……well, as one of the official bloggers for the event, i had to leave everything else and attend. And boooooy, i’m glad i did!

Did you miss it?
If you would have loved to attend but you missed it ‘cos of some really good reason, then i’m sorry about that…..maybe next time, you would be able to attend. But if you missed because you were busy doing nothing even after all the hype and posts, then all i have to say to you is “Ntoooooooin!”

Sunday, 5 October 2014

B 'n D Makeover | Ft. Jasmine

Hullo Dolls......
Jasmine came visiting today after 3 long years!
We went to school (Unizik) together, and back then, we used to eat abacha (African salad) a lot! I love that food.
Jasmine has one of those ‘fun to work on’ faces, and sometime ago when i promised her a makeover, i already knew exactly what look i was going to do on her face.

Friday, 3 October 2014

UPDATE | Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conference

The Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conference (the region’s largest event dedicated to beauty and wellness) is only couple of days away!!!
I can't keep calm……i’m mega-excited! Do you even understand how huge this is?
Keep scrolling…….

Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conference 7th – 9th Oct 2014 is the start of a very exciting journey which will see the event return annually to Nigeria, show-casing to the West African market the very best beauty products, brands and stylists from across the world.  The Beauty Africa Exhibition will see over 20 companies from all areas of the beauty market place including hair, make up, spa and wellness and skincare, showcasing the latest products and services available today.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Blushes 'n Dimples at 99.3 Nigeria Info!

Hullo Dolls!
A good morning to you all, and welcome to my new readers *Big squishy e-hug!*.
Yesterday was one of the high-points in my makeup career (I’ve had 3 high-points)….. I was featured on ‘The Woman’ show, on 99.3 Nigeria Info fm. We talked about makeup and the Nigerian woman, makeup trends, shared tips, talked about the do’s and don’ts of makeup, and gave out 3 spots for professional training at the makeup school. As in……it was AH-MAY-ZING!
Ok, i'm going to gush a little a lot about my ‘On-air’ experience *now entering gushing mode*
I listen to the radio a lot while driving……infact, i hardly play music in the car. If it’s not Wazobia fm, its Inspiration fm, Cool fm or Nigeria Info. While listening, i always imagine what it looks like inside the studio and how it feels working there (especially while listening to the Wazobia fm crew, those people can play ehn! Loool!). Well, i found out yesterday……it’s a lot of fun! It wasn’t what i expected at all… was even better!
Imagine my elation when Zoe contacted me for the interview, i was not expecting it at all…..the invitation just came out of the blues, and my first thought was "At last, i'll get to see what goes on 'inside' my radio!". Tehehehe!
Oh… are pictures...

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Happy birthday Nigeria!!!

Arise O compatriots
Nigeria’s call obey.
To serve our father’s land,
With love and strength and faith.