Sunday, 26 July 2015

Brand Introduction | Makari De Suisse

Hello Dolls.....

How did your Sunday go?

I would like to introduce to you, a brand called Makari De Suisse.

Makari De Suisse is a unique line of beauty products made specifically to address the needs of men and women of color. Their products are made with natural ingredients, and are manufactured in Switzerland. It's mainly an innovative skincare line which manufactures a vast array of lotions, creams, cleansers and soaps. They also have a complete makeup line, hair-care line, a baby line, fragrance and accessories.

MAKARI takes the natural approach to skincare, and their products are available in local beauty stores in different countries, and there's a distributor in Nigeria as well...... They also have private locations in Paris, New-York, and Brussels.

I was contacted and sent some makeup products from the company, and i can't wait to use and review them.



Friday, 24 July 2015

The 'Before', the 'After', and Photoshop.

Good afternoon Dolls *and gents*

How you doing today? I trust your day is going well already.

Wierd post title huh? This article was written by Yemisi on her blog some weeks ago, and i decided to post it here too *with permission from her of course!*. I thought to re-post this article when i discovered the unrealistic demands the use of photoshop has placed on makeup artists these days.  I mean, it has set the bar so high that natural doesn't matter anymore. I'll just type the article as she wrote it, and then i'll borrow Stella Dimoko-Korkus's red ink to write my thoughts on the article.





Ok, here goes...


"I was on my phone minding my business when i came across this crazy meme, it got me cracking, i laughed until my tummy hurt. Makeup artists in Nigeria have become even better at artistry than the legendary Leonardo Da Vinci. Tehehehehehehe!

Monday, 20 July 2015

B 'n D Accessories

Good evening Dolls

Here's show-casing more of my pieces. Ok, before we go into this, i would like to take a moment and answer some of the questions i'm frequently asked.

DO YOU MAKE THEM YOURSELF?

Yes, i do. I pick the beads by my self and make the necklaces from scratch.

DO YOU DESIGN YOUR PIECES BY YOURSELF?

I did not create these designs.....rather, they are copies of designs that have already been made by other beaders. Most clients send me pictures of designs they fancy and ask me if i can make them...and i do. Its just like clothes...when you see a design you like and you save the picture and send it to your tailor to make it for you *sometimes, you even combine two designs together...the top of a gown and the bottom of another gown.*. In bead making, there are already existing designs, what most beaders do is that they modify those existing designs *which apparently, they didn't invent* and create another design. However, in the future, i plan to think up my own designs and make them too.

WHY DO YOU NAME YOUR PIECES?

Well, because i wanted something different from the norm. Everyone else was assigning english names and numbers or codes to their beads, i decided to do the indigenous name thing. I had that idea even before i began my training on beads-making. Igbo names, Yoruba names, Hausa names, Edo names, Calabar names, etc....


So there! Questions answered.

Now, i'll like you to meet 'OJUOLAPE'.......She's a perfect beauty! Her body is made of 'Ugonma', and then there are colorful little leaves made of size 4 crystal beads attached to it. The leaves are not detachable *why would you want to do that though? loool!*. 'Ojuolape' comes with a bracelet and earings. She can be made in any color of your choice.

'OJUOLAPE'

Thursday, 16 July 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Onyinye

Hola Chicas!

The most nerve-wracking thing happened to me yesterday.

First of all, how you been? Great i hope.

Ok, so Onyi who happens to be one of my present students came for her training session yesterday, and because she didn't have a model available, i decided to work on her face instead. While we were taking pictures after the face-beat, My DSLR camera beeped and an Err 20 message appeared on the screen. The message said i should turn the camera off and on or re-insert the battery. I did that like 50 times each, but the message kept appearing. I removed the lens and saw that the mirror was in a different position and the shutter was closed. I tried looking through the view-finder, but it was dark 'cos the shutter was closed *Sigh*. I felt terrible! Worse than terrible infact!

Finally *3 hrs later*, i went to google, and that was where i found out that it was a mechanical problem with the shutter or the mirror. I didn't know who to trust to fix it for me, and i wasn't about to give my camera to anyone. When i saw the cost at which other people fixed their cameras when they had issues *$300-$700*, i just started crying *thank God my kids weren't there....looool!*. While the hot tears were falling, i tried to turn it on one last time and miraculously, it came on without the error message! The shutter opened and the mirror flipped back into its position. The hot tears turned to tears of joy *Looooool!*. I don't know what caused the error message or the shutter malfunction, all i know is that i was busy taking pictures happily and it beeped.

I don't care what you think, but i believe God fixed it for me 'Cos i asked Him to! And i pray it doesn't happen again.


Alright, let's view pictures.....




Monday, 6 July 2015

B 'n D Makeover | Blue lining

Howdy dolls!

Chaaaaaai! I've missed you all sha. Nope, i didn't go anywhere ooooo! *y'all should be used to my 'disappearing acts' by now....loool!*.

In other news, the way PHCN has been giving us light ehn.....it's unbelievable. For over a week now, i've had constant light......just wonderful!

Ok, let's make this quick.

I have another makeup look to show you, and even though i christened it 'Blue lining', i'm pretty sure that i have done a look in the past with that name *or was it silver lining?*.....maybe, maybe not.