Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MAKEUP | HUSTLE


HAPPY NEW YEAR ( yes I know I'm three weeks late ) . 

Hope you're all doing great 
Face
No7 beautifully matte primer 
Yves saint Laurent | touché éclat foundation B80
Mac cosmetics | Mineralize skinfinish natural Dark 
Mac cosmetics | Mineralize skinfinish Gold deposit 
Illamasqua blush | sin 


Eyes
Mac cosmetics |  paintpot quiet natural 
Urban decay eyeshadow | hustle
Lo real Super liner | Perfect slim liner -Blue
Diorshow | Extase mascara 
Mac cosmetics | Embark e/s for brows 

Lips 
Mac cosmetics | fluster rose 
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

MAKEUP | BLACK DAHLIA






 FACE 
No7 Beautifully matte primer 
Yves Saint Laurent | Le teint touché éclat B80
Kevin Aucoin | Sensual skin enhancer foundation SX15
Yves Saint Laurent | Touche éclat radiance touch pen #7
Mac cosmetics | Mineralize skinfinish natural Dark
Make up for ever | Aqua brow gel 30 
Mac cosmetics | Sweet as cocoa blush 
Mac cosmetics | Blunt contour blush 

EYES
Mac cosmetics | Bamboom paint 
Mac cosmetics | Vanilla pigment 
Make up for ever | 17 e/s 
Inglot | 335 e/s 
Mac cosmetics | Shadowy lady e/s 
Maybelline | Black gel liner 
Mary Kay | Ultimate mascara 
Diorshow Extase mascara 

LIPS 
Nouba 288 lip pencil 
Zaron | Stallion lip pencil 
Obbsessive compulsive cosmetics | Black Dahlia 
Mac cosmetics | Diva lipstick 



Thursday, August 7, 2014

MAKEUP | TERRACOTTA & PLUM


Eid Mubarak!!!! yes I know I’m a week late :P. I hope you all had a good Eid with family and friends ( to be honest I spent mine sleeping and recovering from extreme exhaustion ). I’ve created a video featuring one of my favourite eyeshadow product by Nars (it’s called persia). 

I hope the tutorial is useful to you .....Don’t forget to share  xxx

FACE
Lancome teint idole ultra foundation | 13
Cinema secrets foundation | 202-20 ( used as concealer ) 
Mac cosmetics blush | Sweet as cocoa
Mac cosmetics contour blush | blunt 
YSL | Touche eclat | 7
Jurlique | Rose silk finishing powder 
Mac cosmetics mineralize skinfinish | dark 

BROWS
Mac cosmetics E/S | Embark 
Make up for ever Aqua brow gel | 30 

EYES
Mac cosmetics paint pot | quiet natural 
Nars cosmetics E/S | Persia 
Make up for ever E/S | 160 
Make up for ever Aqua cream | 10
Lancome Hyponse star mascara 
Maybelline gel liner | Black 

LIPS
Nouba lip pencil | 208
Mac cosmetics lusterglass | Fluster rose 



* Excuse my dry skin, I was recovering from eczema 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SKINCARE | TRIPLE TRIFLE SCRUB

I’ve got my mix mojo back AKA homemade skincare obsession. I’ve been dying to make a scrub that will wake me up in the mornings especially now that its Ramadan.

I enjoy exploring with ingredients that can be sourced from the kitchen cabinets. Being in Nigeria means I don’t have easy access to alot of my favourite luxury brands/products but it has its benefits because now i’m curious to find natural/organic substitutes.

This scrub was made with ingredients I already had in the kitchen : Roast ground coffee , cocoa powder,  cinnamon powder , brown sugar and Olive oil. All these ingredients are products of Nigeria except the cocoa powder which is a product of Ghana.

* Ground Coffee is an excellent anti-inflammatory because its rich in antioxidants. The natural caffeine draws excess moisture from the skin , causing it to look , feel smoother and firm. It also helps to exfoliate dead skin cells . Oh! did I mention its excellent for reducing cellulite.

*Cocoa powder os also an antioxidant that helps repair skin cells and prevent free radicals. It helps hydrate the skin and reduce roughness.

*Cinnamon powder helps to clear any bacteria on the skin.

*Brown sugar acts as an exfoliant in this scrub.

*Olive oil is nourishing to the skin because its rich in minerals , vitamins and natural fatty acids.



1 Cup ground coffee
1/2 cup cocoa powder 
1/2 cup brown sugar 
3 tsp cinnamon powder 
3fl oz Olive oil 

I mixed all the dry ingredients together is a mason jar then stirred it till it was properly combined ; I then add the Olive oil and mixed. 

I applied the scrub on damp skin but you can use it on dry skin. I was so excited about how yummy it smelt and how smooth , moisturised and tight it felt my skin. Amazingly I did not need to apply lotion all day. 

 

*If you live in Nigeria you can get all kinds of jars from Shoprite. 

RAMADAN KAREEM XOXO

Thursday, June 19, 2014

HAIR CARE | AVOCADO HAIR MASK

 I have missed my space on the internet but I had to take a break because I needed to help with my cousin (more like big sister’s wedding) . I had no idea how stressful and tiring weddings were until now. Shout out to wedding planners & co.

The stress of the wedding really affected my hair ; like my hairline is so thin/fine now. Anyway , I was introduced to the wonders of avocado and  how it benefits our hair. Trust me to switch up the recipe to suit me.

*1 Avocado 

* 2 TSP of Shea butter 

* 4 TSP of Coconut oil

* 3 TSP of honey | Softens an

*1/4 cup of distilled water 

I would have loved to add a few drops of peppermint essential oil to treat dandruff and help with itchy scalp but coconut oil and honey will do for now. The mask is very rich and great natural treatment for dry hair. Coconut oil and avocado help  thicken and soften the hair , shea butter adds moisture and shine. I applied the hair mask to clean damp hair ; wore a shower cap over night for a deep condition. Rinsed with warm water and let it air dry.

My hair felt amazing as usual and although it made my hair thicker ; its still manageable. 
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