Wednesday, 23 December 2015

And the winner issss..............

'Ello Baes.....

This post was supposed to go up yesterday, but the contestants made things difficult for me, so i got tired and confused. I just brought myself to compile the results right now, and it wasn't still as straightforward as i would have liked it to be.....i had to add a twist to would see how that happened below...

Ladies, the instructions were very clear " No multiple entries. Follow me on any of my social networks , mention the particular social network and your handle. Tell us what you love about christmas, your name and email address". ..... and i even gave an example:

"I love Christmas because it's so festive, and i get to reunite with all my cousins and family again. Giselle Ezeh. I'm following you on twitter, and my handle is @gigiez"

So why did i have to disqualify 11 entries?!! *very sad face*

Ok, i'll tell you why....

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Darling introduces a breakthrough new hairstyling app

Darling, the leading hair extensions brand in Sub-Saharan Africa, has stormed the digital space in Nigeria with the Darling Hair Booth App. The app will help women be their own stylists, transforming the way they style their hair.

Speaking about the breakthrough hairstyling app, Mr Sanjiv Jetly, Managing Director, Darling Nigeria, said : 

"We are very pleased to offer this digital innovation which strengthens our commitment to bring the latest hairstyling trends to our customers in Nigeria. The Darling brand stands for beauty, and is an enabler for every African woman to transform the way she looks. With this app, we have created an avenue through which women can express themselves in an excititng, dynamic way. Our customers can now try new and trendy hairstyles on the go!"

For more information :

Download the app here :

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Christmas Giveaway.....

Good morning ladies.......

"How was your night?" *Loooooooool! Why on earth do people ask that? I hate that question!*

It's that time of the year again! One lucky winner gets to win a bag of makeup goodies today! *Rings gong*.

Ok, let me get straight to the point 'cos i need to rush to the bank right now.....ATM issues. Yesterday, they debited me twice without dispensing my cash, and the transactions haven't been reversed till now *That thing can pain ehn!*.

So, the winner of this competition gets the following makeup products :

  • BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palette in 'Party Girl'
  • Zaron lipstick pen in 'Maxim'
  • Zaron lip liner in 'Fussy Fusha'
  • Zaron lip liner in 'Red Vines'
  • Zaron lip liner in 'Vivid'
  • Zaron lenghtening mascara in 'Midnight Mars'
  • Zaron gel eyeliner in 'Jean'
  • Zaron strip lashes
  • Tara eyebrow pencil in 'Dark brown'
  • Tara lipstick in 'Arese'

Beauty bloggers are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Now, here are the rules ........

  • You must be following me on Instagram @blushesanddimples or on twitter @blushesdimples or like my page on Facebook 'Blushes 'n Dimples Makeovers'.
  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling us WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT CHRISTMAS, your NAME and your email EMAIL ADDRESS. Also let me know which social media you are following me on......facebook, twitter or instagram and drop your handle on that social media so that i can confirm that you are actually following me.*You must not leave anyone out*. For example ...."I love Christmas because it's so festive and i get to reunite with all my cousins and family again. Giselle Ezeh. I'm following you on twitter, and my handle is @gigiez" *Very simple!*
  • If you don't follow the instructions above to the letter, your entry will be disqualified.
  • Like always, the comments would be assigned numbers, and the comment with a chosen number wins. Because 25th is Christmas day, the 25th comment will win this competition.
  • If your comment is disqualified, it wouldn't be counted, and i'll move on to the next comment. 
  • No multiple entries please....defaulters will be disqualified.

I cannot send the package outside Lagos. So, if you don't live in lagos, i'll advise you not to participate unless you have someone in lagos who can recieve your package for you and then forward it to you wherever you are. *Thank you very mulsh!*

As usual, comment moderation will be enabled to prevent contestants from targeting the winning number. The comments will be enabled overtime, and the winner will be announced once i get the 25th comment. 

Good luck everyone!

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

December! Christmas!! Hamarttan!!!

'Elloooooou'....eeeeeeees me.......

How have you been?

Have you read my feature on 'Wives Connection' blog? Click to visit the blog and read it all up.

So, few days ago, we welcomed what i consider to be the worst weather of the year *my opinion though*...oh how i detest hamarttan! My nose is dry so breathing is kinda painful, my lips frequently get dry despite constant moisturizing, and my eyes sting because of the harsh wind.

To make matters worse, my house is situated on the main-road so everywhere is constantly covered with dust! I clean everyday, and it doesn't matter if i clean 5 times a day...the dust still settles on all surfaces and annoys the shit out of me! I keep all doors and windows shut, and lately, i started stuffing underneath the doors with newspapers and cloth pieces...still the dust still manages to creep in and settle.

Right now, i'm battling sore-throat and all that comes with it....but on the bright side, i'm excited that it's almost Christmas! *Yippieeeee!*. Tomorrow, i would start setting up my christmas decorations and everything....put the family in that 'Christmas-ey mood'.

Oh, and of course there would be a chrismas giveaway right here! If you've been missing out on giveaways on the blog, try not to miss this one.

Alright dears, thought i should just pop in and say 'hi'.

Have a good night.....


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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*

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Back to school!

Hello babes.....

Shit just got real!

Of course i knew they would eventually go back to school, I have been looking forward to the peace and quiet i would enjoy while they are all away at school, but honestly, i wasn't really looking forward to the stress involved in the school runs.....and it's more difficult this time 'cos i have to drive to 2 different schools at 3 different times (It's same school, but 2 different locations) *naaaah, i don't do school bus, no matter how busy i am, i would rather drive my kids to and fro school by myself.....thank you vewy mulsh!*.

They were watching cartoons 

Another reason why i wasn't looking forward to school resumption is that Zuriel was starting school too. Her first day away from me and away from home. She's one year and 5 months old *this baby i gave birth to yesterday ooo!* Where did all the time go? My baby is all grown up and off to school. I was worried 'cos i thought she would cry and then i would have to join her and cry too *lool!*, but the proprietress had already promised me that if i cried, she would take a video of me and send to the school's whatsapp group for other parents to see *Lmao!*.

Monday, 21 September 2015

BRAND INTRODUCTION | Illusions Cosmetics

Good morning!

I get really excited each time i get to use a brand of products i've never used before. There's this thrill i can't quite explain.

So many months ago, i was contacted by Denise Tunnell, one of the owners of 'Illusions Cosmetics', and she wanted to send me some of their products to use.

Now, just in case you didn't really get that, let me explain better....

Denise and Janice Tunnell (a gorgeous set of twins) are celebrity makeup artists in the US who have worked on the faces of Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Regina King, Taraji .P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Terrence Howard, Josh Henderson, Rosie 'O Donnell and many more. They have also worked behind the scenes of movies like "The wedding crashers", "Stomp the yard", "Vampire Diaries", "Preachers kid", "The wire", etc.

So how could i say no? *Haff i craze ni? loool!*.

The sisters created 'Illusions Cosmetics' in 2006, and have been producing a full line of cosmetics for women of color.

They had been trying to send me these products for months now, but the packages kept getting lost in transition. Eventually, my parents were visiting the US, and Denise was kind enough to send another set of products to them to bring home to me. Finally, the products arrived, and of course i have pics to show you.......

2 lipstick palettes.
1 Perfect blush in 'Cherry bomb'.
2 Eye lights in 'Gun metal' and 'Blue sky'.
1 Gel eyeliner in 'Peacock'.
1 lipgloss in 'Drew'.
1 lipstick in 'Geranium'.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Lupita Nyong'o stuns in blue!

Hello babes...

If you are on Instagram, you prolly have seen this picture. I have seen it about 4 different times, but each time i see it, i'm like 'wow!'. This is the best picture i've ever seen of Lupita so far! As in....!

I mean......what's not to love?

Her hair is perfectly coiffed, her makeup is on point! *i especially love the lip color*, her dress is really lovely and the color suits her skin tone. Whoever said that 'Black is beautiful' was totally right! Lupita is just a perfect example. Her skin always has this smooth shiny glow.

I think dark-skinned ladies are really beautiful. I had a friend waaay back in college who thought the same too. Back then, she would look for creams that would darken her complexion 'cos she really wanted to be dark-skinned.

Black is truly beautiful!

Hey, have you registered to attend the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference? click HERE to do so. Remeber, it's FREE to attend. I look forward to seeing you there...

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference is almost here!

Hello everyone!

Beauty Africa 2015 will open it's doors in less than one month. Are you as excited as i am? My heart leaps excitedly each time it comes to mind *huge happy grin*.

Running from 7th - 9th October 2015 at the Eko Convention Center, Lagos, Nigeria, the show provides a mix of business networking and trade opportunities, along with high quality workshops to showcase the latest techniques in the field of beauty, hair care and skin care *I learnt a number of things the last time which i'm not about to forget. I can't wait to learn more!*.

It is the perfect platform for the industry's leading manufacturers, service providers and professionals to be educated, meet, and develop business contacts with the beauty community in West Africa and beyond.

The exhibition will host more than 100 exhibitors showcasing more than 250 international brands and products from 17 different countries.

This year, more than 30 international and regional speakers such as Khuraira Musa, Banke Meshida Lawal, Lola Maja, Bimpe Onakoya, Dionne Smith, Junior Green, Fatima Mamza, Dr Vivian Oputa and many more will be leading hour long demos to share their expertise and help you to better your business.

See ehn, you as a makeup artist, skin care specialist or hair care specialist should regard this Exhibition & Conference as VERY important to you and for the growth of your get? Like we have been trying to make you understand, this is a very golden opportunity for you to learn and grow your business. You get to mingle with your colleagues and mentors in the industry and learn from them. It is not everyday that you meet professionals such as those mentioned above and learn from them.

We started giving you notice ahead of time so that you can clear your schedules and plan to attend, so that if you are not in Lagos, you can make arrangements to travel down for the conference. Even if you attend for one day, it's fine. (If you are a makeup person, attend on the first day...if you are a hair person, attend on the second day.....and if you are a skin care person, attend on the third day) *however, all 3 days are highly recommended*. Seriously, you don't want to miss this.

I'm also looking forward to meeting all of you there. Have you registered? You can click here to do so.

Have a wonderful Sunday...

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Birthday giveaway winners

Hello babes!

Thank you for your well wishes yesterday...i'm truly grateful.

Without further ado, let's get to the announcement of yesterday's giveaway winners *even though you all must have counted by now and figured the winners out by yourselves....loool!*.

Some people misunderstood the instructions for participation and dropped their comments and email addresses on my Instagram page.......All giveaways are usually held on the blog *sowwy!*.

If you noticed, there were 3 double comments which were reduced to single comments by the deletion of one of them each.

So, the winning comments are the 1st, 8th, 18th and 28th comments right?

Ok then, let's get counting!

The 1st comment was made by So, Bimbo gets a goody-bag containing the items below...

Congratulations Bimbo!

Monday, 7 September 2015


I sing praises to my King today!

It's my birthday, and i'm so grateful! I woke up with a grateful heart by 5:30am and just lay in bed thinking of the Lord's goodness to me all these years and how i don't deserve them.

Another year.....another birthday, and you say i shouldn't sing? Naaaah i will lift my voice to high heavens! Y'all know it's not easy to clock extra years in this world we live in today....everyday, one disaster, yet the good Lord had chosen to have mercy on us and keep us alive. What greater gift is there than this?

I'm grateful to God for my life, my family, my hubby, my babies and my angel, my parents and siblings, my blog, my faithful readers, my work and every single thing i can't recall right now.

One of these birthdays, i really should plan well and get my face beat by a Makeup artist and have a proper birthday Photo-shoot you know...... Anyway.....

So, let's get to the birthday giveaway.....

There will be 4 winners.

1st WINNER...........

The first winner gets :

BH Cosmetics 'Eyes on the 80's' eyeshadow palette.
Naked 5 foundation brush
Makari eyeliner pencil in 'Ocean'
Hegai & Esther gel eyeliner in 'Nude brown'
Sleek studio 'Protect me, Restore me' daytime protection
Makari wet & dry compact powder in 'Impala'
Maybelline Colossal mascara
L.A Girl matte flat finish pigment gloss in 'Backstage'

2nd WINNER.........

The second winner gets:

LA Girl eyeshadow collection in 'Nudes'
A cute makeup organizer purse
Naked 5 foundation brush
Makari eyeliner pencil in 'Khol black'
Hegai & Esther eyeliner gel in 'Emerald'
Makari Wet & dry compact powder in 'Gerboise'
Maybelline Rocket volume mascara
LA Girl flat finish pigment gloss in 'Black currant'

3rd WINNER.............

The third winner gets:

A Makeover Essentials Beauty Diary (contains eyeshadows, lipsticks, bronzers, brushes and powder).
Zaron Makeup brush set.
Makari eyeliner pencil in 'Avocado'
Makari lipliner pencil in 'Carmina'


And finally, the 4th winner gets 'CHISOM'


It's pretty easy!

Follow me on Instagram - @blushesanddimples *not compulsory, but it won't hurt if you do*.

Leave a comment on this blog post which includes your name and email address....and of course, you have to wish me a happy birthday too!


You know how it's always done...... random comments will be picked as winners.

This time, the 1st,  8th, 18th and 28th comments wins.

As usual, i will enable comment moderation so that you will not 'target' those positions *you think you have sense? hahahahaha!*. Then after those positions are filled, the comments will be enabled so you get to see if you win or not.

If you comment twice or thrice, only the first comment will be counted. That's how some people will leave a comment saying "Happy birthday Nazor, God bless you!", then they come and leave a second comment like "It's Peace .N. Blessing", then they will come back again and type "" *Looooool!*. Don't bother....only the first comment will be counted.

Oya, good luck to everyone!

Have a wonderful day

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Enugu Makeup Fair!

Enugu it's your turn!!!

All you makeup lovers and beauty enthusiasts in Enugu, Awka, Onitsha and their environs, get in here...this one's for you.

The 19th edition of the Makeup Fair Series is happening on the 19th of September in the Coal city. It also happens to be the 2nd Enugu state edition *Kudos POPs Concepts!*.

If you have never attended a makeup fair, then you have no business calling yourself a makeup lover jare! *Turns up nose and rolls eyes*. You can sha attend this one, and i promise, you won't regret it. Errrrrm.....well, your purse might cry a 'lil bit, but you'll get over it *looool!*.

You will also have the opportunity to mingle with other makeup lovers, discover different brands, and perhaps buy some products at discounted prices. It's always fun with the music, dancing and all.

Oh, and this year, the organizers have been doing something different.....they included makeup runway shows. It was fun at the Lagos and Abuja fairs will equally be fun at the Enugu fair. You don't want to miss it.

DATE : 19th September 2015

VENUE : The Ingrace Center, Rangers Avenue, beside Golden toast, Independence Layout, Enugu.

TIME : 10am - 7pm

As usual, attendance is FREE, so save the date and be sure to attend. Don't go alone ooooo! Go with your friends and have some makeup fun.

Besos babes!

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Friday, 4 September 2015

Intensive Makeup and Gele Masterclass by Haute Beauty World

Hello makeup lovers and enthusiasts...

I have some news you might be interested in.

Haute Beauty World is hosting a 5-days intensive Makeup and Gele Masterclass with StephannBeauty and DmobileBeauties.

Now, you can learn how to apply makeup and tie gele like a pro.......gele on fleek! Makeup on fleek!

Participants also get goodie bags with ProMakeup brush sets.

If you are interested, the Venue is 20, Adeboye Solanke Street, First bank Bustop, Allen.

DATE : 14th - 18th September

TIME : 10am - 4pm

FEE : N30,000

For more information, kindly call :


BBM : 792D0083


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Thursday, 3 September 2015

See this AH-mazing Makeup Artist!

Hey babes!

So there's this Lady i've been following for a while on Instagram. Her name is Magali Beauvue, and she's from Paris. This lady has the ability to morph into any celebrity *male or female* just by altering her facial features using highlighting & contouring.

How talented can one person be? The way she pays attention to every little detail is really something to admire.

Watch the video below to see how she transformed her face into Barack Obama's face.

Terrence Howard

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

PRODUCT REVIEW | Makari De Suisse Makeup products (Pt 2)

Howdy do?

So here's the part 2 of the Makari review i posted HERE last Friday. Previously, i did a brand introduction HERE *click on the links to read if you missed them.*.

In this second part, i'll be reviewing the 2-in-1 (Wet & dry) compact powder, the eye-liner pencils and the lipstick.

Let's get to it, shall we?


2-in-1 compact (Wet & dry) powders are usually applied either wet or dry. You can apply it wet for full coverage or dry for sheer coverage. The Makari wet & dry compact powder is fine and smooth, comes in a white and gold compact package which can very easily fit into your purse. It has a long mirror underneath the lid for on-the-go application.

I got the shades in 'IMPALA' and 'GERBOISE'.

Here's a glimpse of what's happening at Beauty Africa 2015

Hello beauties.....

It's my duty to bring you news and updates about the Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference coming up next month. Have you registered to attend? If you haven't, there's still time.... please click HERE to register to attend for FREE.

Remember beauties, the Exhibition & Conference will take place from 7th-9th of October 2015 at the Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria.

The show will provide a mix of business networking and trade opportunities, along with high quality workshops to showcase the latest techniques in the field of beauty, hair care and skin care. It is the perfect platform for the industry's leading manufacturers, service providers and professionals to be educated, meet and develop business contacts with the beauty community in West Africa and beyond.

If you are passionate about nail art, our nail art competition is your chance to win a trophy, a return ticket to Dubai, cash prizes, hampers and more *wowzers!*Click here to register for your participation.

Running alongside the exhibition, Beauty Africa will hold a 3-day conference offering a variety of master-classes and a series of live demonstrations designed to cater to the training and skill building requirements of the Nigerian Beauty Industry.

Click here to view the 2015 conference programme

Here's another opportunity to register to attend for free.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the organizers of the event at .

We look forward to welcoming you to the show.

Besos babes!

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Sunday, 30 August 2015


Hello babes....

Cold sunday over's quite nice.

Ok, so this is an introduction to a wonderful new product i received last'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.


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


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*


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....


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