Friday, April 11, 2014

MAKEUP | CRANBERRY JOY





Words cannot describe the joy in my heart right now ; I successfully uploaded a video since i’ve been in Nigeria  (It took 6 hours but I was patient). 

Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! beauty world. I hope everyone is doing great ? 

I recorded this tutorial in January hence the “ Happy new year “ greeting in April :) . I discovered a reasonable internet provider in Abuja and to be honest its the best i’ve come across. I pray this will be the beginning of my consistent beauty blogger life in Abuja *somebody say AMEN. 

I don’t have much to say today ( believe it or not ) ; but I hope my tutorial brings JOY to your hearts. 




FACE
No 7 beautifully matte makeup primer 
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra foundation | 13 & 12 
Cinema Secrets Ultimate foundation | Used a concealer 202-6
Make Up For Ever | Aqua brow gel #3
Iman sheer finish bronzer | Clay 
Mac contour blush | Blunt 
Nars blush | Liberte & Taj Mahal 


EYES
Nars pro prime eye primer 
Mac E/S | Cranberry 
Mac E/S | Embark 
Mac pigment | Burnt Burgundy  
Nars E/S | Persia 
Estee lauder kohl kajal | Blackened black 
Inglot Liquid liner | Black 
Mac E/S | Shadowy lady -Used on bottom lash line 
Lancôme Hypnose star  mascara 
Dior show blackout mascara 


LIPS
Illamasqua lipstick | Shard 
Face Atelier lipglaze | Peace




*Now singing Happy by Pharell Williams out loud.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

REVIEW | KOREN ZANDER MANGO PRO BRUSH SOAP

OMG!!!!!!!!! I cannot believe i’m blogging again. I really really missed my space on the www but I needed to live life away from the internet.

Anywayyyyyyyyyy i’ve been up to a lot and as time goes on I will tell you all about my experiences so far in Nigeria. You all know i’m a product junky but being in Nigeria, its harder to quench the junky thirst .............Ok enough about me FOR NOW :).

I’m obsessed with making sure my makeup brushes are VERY clean and soft. I usually use Dr bronner’s  peppermint Castile soap AKA Magic soap ( If you’ve never tried their soap you should definitely get on it especially the peppermint & citrus ) . I was looking for a reason to pop into the most AMAZING makeup store in Nigeria called GIFTY’S DAUGHTER BEAUTY .

Its important to always wash your brushes atleast once every fortnight depending on how much you use them. Plus you don’t want bacteria from the dirty brushes to break you out. The soap softens and conditions my brushes which will help them last longer. The soap cleans my white bristle brushes so well and works perfectly with natural & synthetic bristles. Pro brush soap comes in 14 scents, I got the mango scent which I LOVE.

The soap is packed with alot of moisturising oils like coconut oil, Argan oil, Avocado oil , Jojoba oil etc. I simply dampen the brush , rub it on the soap side then rub over the loofah side to help remove stubborn makeup.

The soap costs N1,500 at Gifty’s Daughter beauty.

Abuja store | Suite 301 bloomsbury plaza, 1245 Adetokunbo Ademola crescent wuse 2


Saturday, February 8, 2014

MAKEUP CLASS | PRIVATE ONE ON ONE TRAINING


After going back and forth ( more like over thinking ), i’ve finally decided to start offering private one on one lessons #YAY. For over a year i’ve gotten alot of requests for private makeup lessons and to be honest I was not ready back then.

This class is for the everyday woman who wants to learn how to apply makeup on herself or just improve her makeup skills. This is NOT a professional makeup course.

The classes will take place every Monday , Wednesday and Saturday ( If these days don’t work for you, please let me know in the email and I will work out a day that suits you depending on availability). If you're interested  in applying for the class please send an email to halimabepo@gmail.com with the subject  "ONE ON ONE PRIVATE TRAINING” and I’ll send the course overview with an application form. 

I know not everyone lives in Abuja but not to worry I have plans to visit other states soon. 

Thank you so much for your patience and support .

Looking forward to hearing from you xxx


Thursday, January 30, 2014

HOMEMADE SKINCARE | YOGURT & HONEY


Even though I have combination oily skin, my skin tends to dry/ crack alot espcially now that its harmattan season  in Nigeria. Like most Northern states in Nigeria, harmattan in Abuja is HELL. The unforgiving dry heat damages my skin even though I wear SPF 50 daily ( Well when i’m going out). 

Long story short, My quick fix to dry damaged skin is a YOGURT & HONEY MASK. It’s my go to magic healer for dry, cracked and dehydrated skin. I use it from head to toe is necessary. I love sourcing my yogurt and honey from local traders because its 100% natural ( No preservatives and junk). 

Pour the yogurt and honey into a small bowl and stir. Then leave it in the fridge over night ( you can leave it for 30 mins, I just like to let things sit longer). Apply to freshly cleansed skin and leave for 10-15mins before you rinse it off with warm water. Towel dry your skin then apply your usual moisturiser.

3 TSP of YOGURT
1 TSP of HONEY  

Like magic my skin feels and looks soooooo much better. Its really easy to do TRY IT.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MAKEUP | DARK INDULGENCE

To think I uploaded this tutorial weeks before I left London is crazy. I originally disliked the video because I thought it was not perfect ( well I still think it’s crap but I needed to post a video). I’m my own worse critic, I over think and over analyse EVERYTHING. If things don’t turn out exactly how I imagined it in my head, I dislike it. Over time I’ve come to realise that this habit ( more like mad lady habit) affects my progress alot. I’m learning to use what I have to achieve what I want regardless of whether I think its perfect or not. 

My point is.......instead of waiting for the perfect time, space or day to come before you start a project, just use the resources you have presently to do as much as you can. Waiting for the perfect moment might NEVER happen. 


FACE
No7 Beautifully matte makeup primer
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra foundation #13
YSL | Touche eclat radiant pen #7 
Make Up For Ever | Brow corrector #3
Iman Cosmetics | Sheer finish bronzer #Clay
Mac | Blunt contour blush 
Mac | Ambering rose blush 

EYES
Nars | Pro primer E/S primer 
Yaby | Dramatically neutral palette e/s 035 ( Matte latte brown)
Yaby | Dramatically neutral palette e/s 253 ( Matte chocolate brown) 
Mac | Embark e/s 
Mac | Dark indulgence mineralize e/s ( Emerald)  
YSL | Touche eclat radiant pen #7 ( used on the brow bone) 
Illamasqua precision ink | Aybss 
Diorshow blackout mascara
Benefit cosmetics mascara | they’re real 

LIPS
Mac | Film noir lipstick 
Victoria secrets | chocolicious lipgloss 


When you all get time, please check out a sweet lady’s blog called LOTIONS POTIONS & ME. I really love her Motivational Monday posts. My current favourite is her most recent post 



PS . Nigeria (Abuja to be exact) is freaking HOT.
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