Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Power of the Mascara

  Hi darls,happy new August. I saw on my bbm what someone put together for August (ask until God unveils something tangible).I like that so cheers to the rest of a peaceful and blessed year.
This post is for my ladies who feel like makeup is a lot of work.Im just here to tell you that there are a few quick solutions.Flashback to when I was in the university, I have always loved makeup from my secondary school days so its not a new thing but the one thing I spent on from my little pocket money was a good mascara.The first brand I ever got was Sleek and ive used more of their masaras than any other brand, from their lash out to volumnizing to waterproof I tested them all and they NEVER EVER disappointed me.


I have used a few other brands like Maybelline, Revlon and Tara Orekelewa and they were pretty good as well although I will also like to give a shoutout to the popular blue mascaras many of us used in secondary school and even after *side eye* dont lie.I used them and I was hooked till Sleek came into my life lol.With mascaras you get a face lift and it's easy to apply once you've mastered it.

  For me, I recently got into trying to wear falsies because they make my makeup look a lot more glamorous.Back when I dint wear falsies which till now many days i go without falsies I just use my powerful mascaras. If im asked that on thing i cant do without on a day out-if I had to choose one item from my makeup bag it will be my mascara. I can deal with scanty brows, uneven skintone, no eyeliner but please let me wear my mascara and this is what i love, each to his/her own.Whether you have scanty, full or almost no lashes at all a good mascara will definitely make a difference.Heres what my eyes look like with 2 of my favourite mascaras.



Right now I have 3 mascaras but i used just 2 in this post.
-Sleek Waterproof Mascara for lengthening and volumnizing
-Revlon Luxurious Lengths for lengthening
-Maybelline Colossal Volume for volumnizing.
Depending on your type of lashes you might need to curl with an eyelash curler just to lift them and give them a curve before you choose from if you want them to look fuller or longer or both.
I think the wands and liquid are the real deal but I also feel the wands are the most important abd thats because I remember using really cheap mascaras that still gave my eyelashes a serious lift-you just need to know how to werk it!
None of these mascaras cost over
 N1,500 but some stores will go way above regular price but nothing more than N2,500 and thats for the harsh stores.lol.
Please get a good mascara today.

Thanks for checking in.

How I wash my beauty blender

Hello my people, so many of us have jumped the beauty blender bandwagon.Well I have, I jump on wagons that are affordable for me and that serve a good purpose so yes!! When I got my beauty blender it was for the purpose of blending my under eye concealer and blending foundation into those hard to reach corners of my face where my brush is a tad big to go.


I usually wash it with my hair shampoo and most times because the products have really soaked in I wont be able to get it all out so i just leave it as it is.One day after taking out my makeup, I used my scrub on my face to take out what was left and it occurred to me that because of the grains/seeds I could use it on my blender.





I did that immediately.I used a little shampoo first and water to wash for the first time then after squeezing a little bit I poured the scrub on it and with a massaging motion I kept rubbing it all over the blender.I could see all the product come off but i kept at it till i was sure there was no more product left.I rinsed and I cant tell you how happy i was, my blender was as clean as new and it smelled nice too.
I just had to share.I discovered this about an month ago and I decided to share now cos I kept postponing.

Let me know when you try this.
Thanks for checking in.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Review:Milani Eyeshadow Primer

  Hi there, yet another makeup product review.I need to do a haul video or something.Will work on that, as soon as I get a good camera*rolling my eyes*(same story, different day).Hopefully soon I will.So the more I get into makeup and the more I evolve in that area I understand the usefulness of many products some will take for granted. I've been wanting to try an eyeshadow primer for the longest time and so while hunting on some makeup websites I came across the milani eyeshadow primer.I immediately went over to YouTube to check reviews and they were good.

For my ladies who don't know an eyeshadow primer helps keep your eyeshadow in place for a long time and helps so it does not crease.It also makes your eyeshadow pop a little more than it would if you were not wearing a primer.
This one comes in the shade 01- nude and is in a grey 9ml tube with a black cover.
The applicator is just like the mary kay oil mattifier I reviewed here so you have good control of the product.

 It says to apply to clean, dry lids.Blend well from lashline to brow.Allow to set for 30 seconds and that is exactly what I did.My eyeshadow stayed in place for a little over 8 hrs, it dint crease or move.It was just as I applied when I left home.

Will I buy this again? Yep..
Price:N1,500/$10
Get it here and here

Thanks for checking in..
xoxo

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Review:Mary Kay Oil Mattifier

Hi guys, so I want to do a review on a product i absolutely love and it gives me joy that I can wear my makeup for long hours without shining in some areas on my face.Its the Mary Kay Oil Mattifier.
What Mary Kay says: This lighweight formula dries to a natural, matte finish and controls shine for at least 8 hours.Apply sparingly on shine-prone areas after moisturizer.Allow to dry.Reapply as needed.
My honest opinion:This is a great product.Ive been putting it on hold for the longest time because I wasnt sure it was going to work for me (believing I had the oilest face on earth).I had to  buy it when I got tired of looking for solutions and I refused to jump on the Milk of Magnesia wagon after I read some side effects it could bring.It is lightweight as the pack says which is so important because we I still have sunscreen,foudation, concealer and powder going on the same face so I don't need a heavy product at all.

 Its a pearly-pink 17ml tubed product and has a pointed tip so you can control quantity.A little is required.I personally apply a little all over then let it dry and then I go in once more on my t zone and cheeks because those are the parts where I shine the most.
 I wore this from 12 noon till 8pm and my makeup stayed on like a dream.I was shocked when I kept checking and I wasn't getting oily.Yes, when it got  hot and sweaty I had sweat but once I dabbed with a handkerchief I din't find any oil on my face.
It is whitish when applied but blends out to a smooth colourless finish and becomes matte.*please dont mind my picture above, I was in a hurry *
 Another thing is its really affordable for me. (I cant speak for everyone).
Price:N1500/$10 approx.
 Will I buy this again?
Yes ke!! And again and again.
Where I got this from :A store near my house.Its pretty popular.

Hope this helped?
Thanks for checking in.

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My Little Makeup Organization

 Hi my people, long time no blog..so to let you in on one random fact about me-im organized to the core.Its difficult for my husband to keep up but we work things out.Ive always wanted to have a vanity table but when we moved into the home we live in now, it totally skipped my mind to make something for just my stuff.A few days ago I decided that doing my makeup comfortably was going to bring me joy and so I got to work.
This transparent container I got from my fridge.When we bought it, I dnt notice it as first till after a year and it was just occupying space so I turned it to this.I store my foundations, concealers, blushes, lashes; eyebrow kit etc here.
  I took an old table I had, layered a net cloth on it and then made my own home storage.This cost me nothing but I wont be putting the table up because it needs to be re-sprayed and I need to make a stool.Some pictures of my home storage ideas.
I also got this lovely jar/glass pot from my mum (im in trouble o) hmm..She dint know .lol.I store my regular face brushes here.Still going to figure out something for my eye brushes and lip brushes.

So I want to ask if u take something from your mum without her permission is it called stealing..lol.ok I took this ice cream bowl from her house.She has a lot of nice china and glasses and she doesnt use them.I think some women are obsessed with their dishes and plate sets..I just hope she doesnt notice when she comes to my house*fingers crossed.So I store my blender, wedges and my eyeshadow primer here.

This is my old microwave rotating glass(very useful) so i put junk to use..I have my perfumes,a beetle piece my hubby bought for me years back,my face wipes,hand mirror,some palettes and dirty brushes yet to be washed.
This is an old sweet box ive had for a while.It stores the lipsticks and other lip products I use very often, mostly my newest lipsticks that im still crazy about till the craze wears down.
I took a few necklaces and hung up just so my wall is not plain.Im still going to get frames for that space.
I made this frame myself.I just took an old frame.Cut out a few things I love and stuck them up.Decorated the corners and put that material and tied it into a bow..

These are pretty cat face mugs I got a while ago. I use them to store my eye and Lipliners, mascaras, and tweezer.

I now need a lovely stool even though this is close to my bed and I sit comfortably to do my makeup, I just want to complete the whole look, I will also get a magnifying table mirror and then ....I dont know, when I see anything I like I will definitely add.

So thats it..My little heaven, how do you store your makeup especially if you are a makeup lover like me.
There will be lots of adjustments with time and I will definitely update.
Till then enjoy your week.
XOXO