Friday, December 9, 2011

FOTD | Too bold




Applied makeup at 9am

If you follow me on twitter you would know I had the most annoying eye infection in the world ALL

THANKS TO CAMP. Anywoo this is the look I wore on my birthday (yesterday). I'm going through 

a brown smokey eye phase at the moment ( I think the dry dusty weather has something to do with it).

Its harmattan season (dry season) now in Nigeria, so wearing foundation has been really tricky but I 

have fixed that problem by mixing two different kinds of foundations. I mixed Laura Mercier's tinted 

moisturiser #dewyfinish with Make Up For Ever's Matt velvet foundation #mattfinish. The combination  

is the perfect balance for this kind of weather. I did not bother with a mattifying primer because my skin 

is not as oily as it use to be. When it comes to foundation, I advice you change your normal routine as 

the climate changes. I have noticed over the years that my skin changes whenever I move to a different 

environment, so switching up/adjusting my routine has always been a priority. 


FACE
Laura Mercier Oil free Tinted Moistriser | Mocha
Make up for ever | Mat velvet foundation  #90
Make up forever | full cover concealer- #14 (Used under my eyes)
Make up for ever |Brow corrector- #3
Nars powder blush | Taj mahal (cheeks) 
Nars highlighting powder | Albatross ( cheek highlight)
Mac contour powder | Blunt 

EYES
Urban decay | eyeshadow primer potion
Nars eyeshadow | Coconut grove (lid)
Urban decay naked palette | Buck (Brow highlight) 
Make up forever | Aqua cream |#10 (inner corner)
Urban Decay | 24/7 pencil liner #Zero ( water line)
Maybelline | gel liner-Black
Dior Show | blackout mascara

LIPS
Mac | girl about town 
Mac creme gloss | boy bait 



Birthday girl At 8pm
Stay pwetty
XXX

23rd BIRTHDAY| THANK YOU

I just wanted to say THANK YOUUUUUU to everyone for the birthday messages. I really appreciate 

all the love and support. My day went exactly how I planned (simple & perfect) and most of all I was

very happy. 

God bless
XXX

Saturday, November 12, 2011

SKIN | Egg white mask



Sorry for the lack of posts but I have been busy with NYSC ( Nigerian youth service corps). 

I have combination/ oily skin which means I am prone to whiteheads/ blackheads. I'm really oily around 

my forehead and nose ( T-zone) and suffer from blackheads all the time. I tried biore pore strips in the 

past but I never went back to get more because it was to expensive in my opinion. So decided to try egg

white as an alternative cheap method and so far so good. Egg white mask is natural, gentle and removes

majority of my blackheads. 

As much as I like the egg white mask, I dread using the mask because its messy and the smell of egg gets 

on my nerves. The egg white mask has to be done really quickly. I advice you have all the items needed

before you apply it. 


Method
❀Cleanse face with your usual cleanser. 

❀ Separate the yolk from the egg white and place in a small bowl. 

❀Whisk the egg white with a fork until fluffy.

❀ Use an old makeup brush to apply the egg white on your face, avoiding the eye area. As you apply the egg white layer,apply a thin layer of tissue paper over the wet egg white.

❀Apply a generous amount of the egg white on the entire face and let it dry a bit before adding another layer. You can add about 4-5 layers concentrating more on your problem areas. 

❀Allow the mask air dry or fan dry. As the mask dries, you will feel your skin tighten which is a tad 
uncomfortable (this is a temporary feeling).

❀When the mask is completely dry, peel the mask off and your blackheads should come off with it.

❀Wash the residue  off with warm water and moisurize. 

If your going to try mask, remember that its trial and error. Allow the mask dry completely to get the best
results. 

Since I cannot make a tutorial, I recommend you check out @1SimplYounique youtube video.

I hope everyone is doing great?

Hello new followers #waving


Stay pwetty
XXX



Thursday, November 3, 2011

FOTD | TWINKS






Huge thank you to my mummy for sending me my tripod yesterday, I kinda sorta forgot it in London

and I have been miserable. Since i'm all kinds of happy, I will be posting followers requests for the
next couple of days. As you all know I have not been able to upload any youtube tutorials thanks

to the internet situation in Nigeria but I'm still working on it (not giving up :D). Anywoo I hope

everyone is doing great?.

FACE
Make up forever | HD primer - clear
Make up forever | full cover concealer- #14 (Used under my eyes)
Rimmel | sun shimmer bronzing compact powder # light matte (used to set undereye concealer/highlight)
Make up forever | full cover concealer-#20 (Used to spot conceal dark spots)
Make up forever | Duo matte powder foundation #216
Make up for ever |Brow corrector- #3
Iman | sheer finish bronzing powder #clay (cheeks)
Mac blush | Ambering rose (Apples of the cheeks)

EYES
Urban decay | eyeshadow primer potion
Mac | paint #Bamboo (Inner corner)
Mac | eyeshadow # Twinks (middle of the lid)
Mac | pigment #Deep purple ( outer corner and smudged on bottom line)
Mac | eyeshadow #wedge (highlight)
Urban Decay | 24/7 pencil liner #Zero ( water line)
Maybelline | gel liner-Black
Dior Show | blackout mascara

LIPS
Nouba lip pencil #288 (plum)
Dior lipgloss -The name has faded :(

I used the same method as the YELLOW GOLD look I did a while back. Click on yellow gold to take you to the tutorial.

Who is looking forward to EID this weekend? MEEEEE

Stay Pwetty
XXX

Friday, October 21, 2011

REVIEW| Urban *Decay liquid liner


L-R Gash, Lucky, Smog,Oil slick and Acid rain

Urban Decay liquid liners are highly pigmented, smudge-proof, long wearing but not 100% water 

proof in my opinion. The liners come with a fine point applicator but not all the applicators have a fine 

tip #annoying. The product dries quick but not "road runner fast" but you have to be quick if you want 

to adjust/ clean a mess because when it sets it SETS and you will need to soak a cotton pad with 

eye makeup remover to get it off. The finish of the liner is shiny (almost metallic) and its awesome for

people who wear makeup for a long time (9-10 hours wear).I have used the liners as an eyeshadow

base and it works great. The packaging is so cute but not portable like normal tube liners, so carrying 

these in a small purse might be a problem. 

I hope everyone is doing great? 

Stay Pwetty
XXX


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

REVIEW | Maybelline New York E Gel liner

If there is one make up product i'm constantly buying its gel liner (black gel liner).

I discovered the Maybelline eye studio gel liner by accident when I popped into superdrug for supplies.

I bought the liner with low expectations but after using the liner for about a week, I was very impressed.

I have used the gel liner in some of my tutorials and if you noticed, I use it for both top and bottom line.

The pigmentation of the gel liner is excellent. The liner does not melt or fade during the day. I usually

wear make up for about 8 hours and to be really honest it stays still ( No smudging). I have been wearing

the liner since I arrived Nigeria and honestly I still love it. The gel liner comes with a small bristle

brush which  i'm not a fan of because its a round top and I like to apply my liner with a pointy brush.

The finish of the liner is smooth and semi matte. I compared the liner with MAC's fluidline and I really

did not see the difference. Another thing I love about the liner is the packaging (feels vintage).

Maybelline eye studio gel liner comes in black, purple,brown and grey.

MAKE UP TIP ❀ To achieve that deep smokey eye, use your gel liner as a base for your eyeshadow.This makes the look intense and long lasting. 

Stay pwetty
XXX

Saturday, October 8, 2011

UPDATE

Hi everyone

I'm sure your wondering why my last blog post did not have a video tutorial, well the internet in Nigeria

is a tad slow but i'm working on it. At first I cried (No joke) when I was unable to upload a video onto

youtube. But as the saying goes "when life gives you lemons make lemonades". I'm not going to allow

this little internet hiccup ruin my blog consistency plans.

So until I find a "good" internet provider, I will just be posting pictures.

So far Nigeria has been challenging but i'm happy now + I met some of my new cousins (uber cute kids).

Anywoo I hope everyone is doing great and enjoying their weekend.

Stay Pwetty
XXX

MAKEUP | Olive nude & Red



FACE
Face to Face super matte -primer 
Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser -#Mocha
Make up for ever- Full cover concealer #20
Make up for ever- Duo matte powder foundation #216
Make up for ever- Brow corrector #3
Mac blush- Sweet as cocoa
Nars highlight blush- Albatross 

EYES 
Mac paint pot-Quite natural 
Mac eyeshadow- Embark
Urban decay (Naked palette) - Buck 
Urban Decay eyeliner-Smog
DiorShow mascara- Blackout
Maybelline gel liner- Black 
Inglot gel liner - #89 (Lilac)  

LIPS
Kiehl's #1 lipbalm
Mac lipstick -Ruby Woo



Stay Pwetty
XXX

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

SKIN CARE | Linden leaves aromatherapy synergy body oil

The other day I popped by Fenwick in Brent cross and as usual I found myself in the beauty corner. I'm 

a big fan of body products. I came across Linden leaves bodycare range on #SALE. The brand is a New 

Zealand brand that focuses on using the best quality natural ingredients. 

I was drawn to the products because of its simple but yet attractive packaging and also it was on SALE 

lol.I bagged three of their body oils -Absolute dreams ,in love again and memories. The main oils used in 

all the body oils are avocado oil, rosehip oil, Vitamin E oil, sweet almond oil and Apricot kernel oil. 

All the oils are infused with different fruits or plants. 

Absolute dreams- Is infused with lavender, sandalwood, orange and cedarwood

in love again-Is infused with neroli, vanilla and sandalwood

memories-Is infused with Rose, geranium and ylang ylang.

If you do not like using heavy body products, I recommend these oils because it melts into your skin 

without leaving that sticky oily feeling on your skin. It can also be used as a massage oil and bath oil. 

The beautiful flowers in the bottle are real..........Simple but beautiful. 

I gave my mummy the MEMORIES body oil and so far she loves it. 

O between I paid £12 for each bottle (250ml) original price is £24 #DEAL.com

Check out Linden leaves.com 

Stay Pwetty
xxx

Sunday, September 18, 2011

FOTD | Olive garden







FACE 
Make up for ever | Mat velvet liquid foundation -#75 #90 (mixed to get perfect shade)
Mac blush | Notable (Matte finish)
Mac blush | Blunt (Matte contour powder) 
Iman | Sheer finish bronzing  powder #Clay (Cheek highlight) 

EYES
Too faced shadow insurance (eye primer)
Mac pigment | heritage rouge (pink/ brown) 
Accessorize shadow | Olive (shimmery deep green)
Stila eyeshadow | Chinchina (matte red brown)
Stila eyeshadow | illimani (shimmery ivory)
Dior show mascara | black
Maybelline gel liner | black
Make up for ever | brow corrector #3
Mac | Sketch & Twinks (Used to line bottom)

LIPS
Nars  lipgloss | Stolen kisses


Stay pwetty
XXX

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

MAKEUP | Yellow Gold







I decided to talk in my tutorial, i'm not sure if this will be a permanent feature on the blog because it took me long to edit. My apologies for the last two minutes of the video my camera died and I did not notice and carried on with the makeup. Hopefully this will not happen again. I hope you enjoy the tutorial? 




FACE
Face to Face Anti shine- Dark 
Laura Mercier | tinted moisturiser- Mocha
Make up for ever | Duo matte powder foundation-#216 
Illamasque | powder blush-Sin (Cheeks) 
Nars | highlight blush- Albatross
Make up for ever |Brow corrector- #3

EYES
Too face shadow insurance (Primer) 
Illamasque | pure pigment- Marvel 
Urban decay | eyeshadow- Sting
Nars | eyeshadow- Galapogos 
Eyeko | Duo eyeliner- Plum
Maybelline | gel liner-Black

LIPS
Mac | lipstick- Rebel 
Mac | lipgelee -Saplicious 

Stay pwetty
XXX


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Thursday, September 8, 2011

GELE | Nigerian head tie

I have accepted my fate>>>>>I HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO TIE GELE LIKE A PRO. At the back of my mind I knew a time would come when a client would request for her gele to be done. About 2 weeks ago I had a client who was visiting from Nigeria. She usually gets her makeup done professionally every time she is going out (trust my Nigerian people)

We are forever on point……Anywoo back to my gist, She asked if I knew how to tie gele and like a mountain goat I said “NO”.

Sometimes I wonder if I have mental issues. Fast-forward to Tuesday (6th), the same client that got her makeup done for a party booked me AGAIN (How cool is that) for another party she has this Saturday but guess what? She needs her gele done #faints.

Like the sharp QC (QUEENS COLLEGE YES I AM A QC PRODUCT) babe that I am, I started looking for someone to give me a crash course before Saturday. Like magic God sent me an angel. On Wednesday I went to learn how to tie gele and I have to say it was a tad challenging for my skinny arms but I eventually got the hang of the technique/s.

I feel so sorry for my sister and friend because I have been practicing nonstop. I’m a very fast learner when it comes to using my hands thanks to my parents. My mum is very crafty really as long as its art she is GOOD and my dad is an aeronautic engineer the dude can fix almost everything. 

I just wanted to share what I have been up to recently with my followers. If I eventually HAVE to tie my client’s gele on Saturday I will post pictures.

PS: If you’re a PRO with the gele PWETTY PLEASE send me an email, we can strike a small trade by barter deal. I’m a fast learner and I will not irritate you #promise.


I hope everyone is doing great?



Stay pwetty
XXX

HOW TO | Clean brushes

I felt the previous  “How to | Clean  brushes” post needed to be redone.The first one was all over the place and not pwetty enough for me.

Now to the steps…………………………….
Its very important to clean your makeup brushes regularly because it reduces the risk of infections and breakouts. The way I see it if you cannot wear dirty cloths why would you want to put dirty brushes on your face #simples.

STEP #1 Pour a small amount of antibacterial washing liquid & surgical spirit into a disposable cup. Dilute with warm water from the tap. 

STEP #2 Soak the brushes in the solution for about a minute. After a couple of seconds swirl the brushes in the cup (this helps the soap get in between the bristles).

STEP #3 Almost immediately you will notice the solution turn brown. After soaking check to see if the brushes are clean enough. With white bristle brushes, you might need to soak them for slightly longer or massage them gently using the tips of your fingers.

STEP #4 Repeat step #1/2 if your OTT (over the top) like me.

STEP#5  Rinse properly with warm water. Point the brush bristles downwards, this way water will not get into the brush funnel and destroy it.

STEP #6 To maintain the original shape of the brushes, I wrap them in tissue. This makes dry time longer but its worth it.

STEP#7 Dry the brushes over night (I usually wash my brushes at night) but do what makes you happy.

That’s all folks

Stay germ free
XXX 

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Swatch sunday | Inglot eyeliner gel matte


Hey everyone,

First of all Happy Eid Mubarak, I know it’s late. I finally got my Inglot gel liners I have been raving about on twitter. I was so tempted to get all the colours but my GOOD angel told me to behave and I listened.


So far this year Inglot has really impressed me;they continue to deliver great products at awesome prices (To my MUA they offer artist discounts). If you have never heard of Inglot please check them out, I promise you will not be disappointed. The eyeliners really wowed me- the gel liner does not move, smudge, run, or melt the product stays put until your ready to take it off. The liners come in 20 gorgeous shades including black.The liner dries fast and can be used as a BASE, TOPLINER and BOTTOMLINER. Compared to MAC cosmetics fluidliner I prefer Inglot because of the intensity of the colours and the creamy velvet texture of the gel liners.


Check out INGLOT.com to find out the nearest
store.



Till my next post
Stay Pwetty
XXX





Monday, August 22, 2011

MAKEUP| Smoked Ruby









Face

Face to Face anti shine -Dark

Illamasque Skin Base foundation #17

Mac mineralize skin finish powder- Dark

Mac blush- Sweet as cocoa

Mac Contour powder- Blunt

Nars highlight – Albatross

Make up forever brow corrector -#3



Eyes

Mac fludline –Blacktrack (As
base)

Mac mineralize eyeshadow- Smoked Ruby  (limited Edition)

Still eyeshadow- Chinchina

Mac glitter- Reflect rust

Urban Decay 24/7 liner-Zero

Maybelline gel liner- Black

Dior show mascara- Black

Ardell lashes- Demi
Luvies



Lips

Mac lipstick – Hipster




Till my next post
XXX







Sunday, August 21, 2011

SWATCH SUNDAY| Sleek Makeup Pout Polish tinted lip conditioner

L-R Electro Peach, Chocolate kisses 

Uber late swatch sunday but the fast dealt with me today #coversface.....Have a good week everyone. 

Where to buy:
UK: Local superdrug or  official sleek website
US & WORLDWIDE : Sleek website

Till my next post
XXX

Friday, August 19, 2011

I ♥| MAKE UP FOR EVER lab shine( Star collection)





I love MAKE UP FOR EVER lab shine gloss but then again I love anything MUFE,it’s the perfect gloss + it’s non-sticky, tacky and it does not have that generic lipgloss vanilla scent. The scent is more on the fruity side; in terms of texture the gloss is smooth/thick without the yucky goopy feeling. It has a nice iridescence that’s not super glittery. The star collection I noticed is more on the sheer side, which is perfect for me.The star collection lab shine lasts about 2 hours on me which is OK but not impressive. The only issue I have with them is the price, even though I got mine at the IMATS at a discount, I still think they are expensive for the amount of product you get #myopinion.

Question of the day: How much are you willing to pay for a lipgloss? And do you think the price should match the amount of (oz) you get?


Till my next post
XXX

Monday, August 15, 2011

I graduated + Thank you


Sooooooooooooo I finally graduated #Phew. I wish words could describe how happy, proud and 

grateful I am. I cannot stop staring at my pictures, sometimes I feel like its all a dream but my smile is all 

thanks to the Almighty Allah without him and my resuscitation team (my family) I would have quit 

school a long long time ago ( Lord knows school is stressful) . God bless my family especially my 

mummy, friends, and even you my encouraging blog readers. I hardly ever say it but thank you 

very very much for the support, you have no idea how grateful  I am.

I am really not a speechy lady so I will just stop here............THANK YOU...........God bless


XXX

Skin regimen +

Good Morning 

I recorded this a day after my graduation (13th July) all that kissing/ lipstick all over my face was trying to make my skin breakout. 

The video features what I do 2-3 times a week , I never use the mask and scrub everyday (that will be asking for trouble). My everyday routine is pretty basic (cleanse, tone and moisturise) thats about it. I have combination skin (Oily T-zone which is the forehead/nose/chin and Normal on my cheeks). The products I use are geared towards my own needs. Remember to always check/ask if the products your using on your skin is appropriate especially if you have sensitive skin.


Burt's Bees anti- blemish purifying daily cleanser

Burt's Bees anti-blemish pore refining scrub 

Burt's Bess anti-blemish solutions clarifying toner

Burt's Bess anti-blemish daily moisturising lotion

Dermatologica skin prep scrub 


Liz Earle Pure Muslin cloth




Stay Pwetty
XXX



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