Friday, July 25, 2014

Elf Mist and Set Spray

Hi Guys,

I've been hunting for great products on a budget for some time. I had been meaning to get this product for a while as it is a great dupe for the MAC Fix+. Prior to this,I had been using a setting spray and i had a big problem with the nozzle. Every time i spray this on my face, it unleashed an ocean of liquid on my face and drenched me!! I was like ughhhhh?? Is this what the spray is supposed to do? I mean, i see people use it on youtube and it gives a nice mist and settles gently on their face and immediately takes off that cakey powdery look after an awesome beat but oh no not mine!! I was put off from it until i attended the makeup fair and saw this. I was like "Whatever let me get this again, it wouldn't hurt to try a face spray from another brand, besides it's just N1000 or N1500 depending on what online store you buy from"..

Before i go into the review let me give you some gist on:

 What E.L.F says: Wish you could have a product for your makeup like Hairspray is for your hair? Well…keep your makeup staying in place all day with a radiance boosting invisible hold with our new Makeup Mist & Set. The invigorating mist moisturizes and soothes the skin with key ingredients Aloe, Green Tea, Cucumber and Vitamins A, C & E. The lightweight, comfortable and alcohol free formula improves makeup wearability and prevents color from running or fading.

HOW TO USE: Spray on after makeup application to set makeup in place or during the day for a quick touchup to refresh. After you have applied your makeup spray a light mist 12-16 inches from your face with eyes closed to set your makeup in place or use for a quick touchup throughout the day to refresh your makeup. Let it dry naturally or blot with a tissue to help speed dry.

DAZZLEBEAUTIE: First of all this product is $3. Three dollars!!!! Honestly, i get put off some products especially things like this because i just feel they won't live up to expectation. Come on the product is $3 dollars, there is a 50/50 chance you will like it. But i am super pleased with this.

 This spray is set in a dark plastic case that is so compact and handy, I really like how tiny it is. It doubles as a great product to dampen your brushes when applying pigments as well as a great makeup setting spray. When i say "setting spray" i don't mean it does an "ALL NIGHTER" on my face, but the moment i spray it on, it erases that powdery look that i absolutely dislike.

Secondly, the NOZZLE!! I know some people have complained about that for this product and truly, that is the most important part of this product. If it doesnt give a fine mist, you will not enjoy this product. I took a que and switched the top for my Skindinavia spray and now i'm loving it. This is a great dupe and a super cheap altternative for the MAC Fix+ so if you are in a budget this is your baby.It does the same thing. I also use this to intensify my eyeshadow pigments. One "splooof" on your brush is all you need.

Lastly, it is CRUELTY FREE!! No cute furry animals where harmed in the production of this product, :)

I must say i really like this spray. E.L.F did not dissappoint with this one! Does anyone have this? Kindly let me know what you think below. Have a great weekend.

WHERE TO BUY: WWW.ACCESSORIESNG.COM. (I was gifted this at the makeup fai rby them. Thanks guys..)

PRICE: N1500

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BEAUTY AFRICA IS BRING SOME INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS!!!


Hi Guys,

So i'm sharing some additional information on the Beauty Africa Exhibition coming up. Not only will there be Nigerian experts but there will be some International ones too. Now i'm super psyched. The organiser's of this event sent some important info to share with you all...

"We are excited to see that the upcoming Beauty Africa Exhibition & Congress has managed to secure a great panel of regional and international experts! What better way to get some advice on how to set up your own salon, or to market yourself as a make-up artist or to build your clientele? All of these people have done the ground work and have made it to the top of their profession. Beauty Africa (7-9 October 2014 at Eko International Convention & Exhibition Center, Lagos, Nigeria) offers a fantastic opportunity to sign up for the free business talks and get the chance to meet face-to-face with the professionals that can make or break your business.

  This is what Award-winning hairstylist Dionne Smith has to say about the event: “Beauty Africa exhibition & conference is a fantastic ground to come and refresh your skills, learn the basics and bring the education back to the fore front of people's mind. I am very happy to be invited and I am all for education and learning, my motto is "education is key!" Hair styling is so much more than just doing it! Its consultation, theory, knowledge and skills in a professional manner. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and skills with you all and feel free to check out some of my work on my website, this is a show not to be missed.” 

For more information about the event or to register, kindly go to www.beautyafricaexhibition.com"




This is a great experience to attend and best of all "Registration is FREE". Guys you don't want to miss this. For a quick link, kindly right click on the image above.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

MAC Dodgy Girl Lipstick.. Reviews & Swatches

Hi Guys,
Its review time again!! Today i'l be sharing wih you the Mac Dodgy girl lipstick from the Kelly Osbourne collection.

This is described as a light lavender. It reminds me of the Viva glam Nicki 2 lipstick but this is not as pale. This is a matte finish but it is not too matte. It is very easy to apply and has great staying power. Honestly, i didn't think this lipstick would suit me but it really does. I just had to get it after i missed out on Riri boy. I does sink into lip lines a little bit but it isn't much of a bother to me I have no problems reapplying and checking up on my makeup throughout the day so i can always fix that. 

In the picture above, i wore it with Zaron's "Prune Juice" lip pencil. I tried it on with M.A.C Currant lip liner but it didn't like how the pencil took the shine off the lip color. I didn't want an ombre look so i switched it out for this. Prune juice is a more subtle purple lip pencil and works well with it. This lippie looks great with a smokey eye. A lot of drama on the eyes will balance out the coolness of it

Overall, i love it and i will be rocking this for real!! I know a lot of dark skin people will shy away from this. Nooo!!! Trust me there is no lip color that is not wearable no matter skintone. I shied away from St Germaine for the longest time and i tried a friend's (with some lipliner of course) and it looked really pretty. I will be adding that to my collection now. Don't be scared, Givd it a shot!

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Friday, July 18, 2014

How awesome are your Blending skills?? +Tips and Tricks.....


Hi guys,
Sometimes i just feel like talking! And im talking today!! The constant reviews and makeup looks can be a little boring and today i said i'm just going to talk about something im passionate about! BLENDING!

Now everyone is comfortable with slapping that gold eye shadow on the lid and you keep it moving. I remember back when i used to do this. That was my comfort zone and i stuck to it for a long long time. I had no eyeshadow brushes then but i would see pictures of people with three or four eyeshadows on their eyes and oooooh i wanted that so bad.

Fast forward a few years now, i have definitely gotten the hang of combining eye shadows and blending. When it comes to blending, i feel i do pretty well. I'm not perfect by any means because i do mess up sometimes. Especially with cut creases!! I spend a lot of time on my eye makeup especially when i'm doing smokey looks or playing with a lot of bright colors. Honestly, sometimes i over blend for fear of not blending right. I know i still have a lot of learning and growth to do.



Now, WHAT IS THE GOAL OF BLENDING YOUR EYESHADOWS? Well honey, this is to eliminate those harsh lines that you get when you put colors that are not in the same family together. When two different shades meet they  CLASH and we want them to be buddies. That's the idea! When you blend, it should be gentle and light handed. When you start blending colors with shimmer in them and they are merging into one color, hmmmmmm, something is going wrong dear and you need to probably start all over again. When it starts going  "greyish".. Trust me i've been there a TON OF TIMES. Its even more annoying when you need to be gone in a few minutes.

Let me give you some personal tips and tricks to blend like a PRO.. HERE WE GO...

- To get a great blended makeup look, use a nice, soft, fluffy dome brush. There are a ton of brands that have this. I trust the mac 217 ,224, Sigma E35 E40 and E45, CALA crease brush, and a ton of other products out there. Just get something that is loose and not tightly packed and your good to go.

- This is a personal preference of mine but i always start my eye makeup from the crease. If you apply your transition color first,this helps to build the "foundation" around the entire eye look you are going for. I have some primary crease colors that i use for this from neutral to smokey looks.. MAC Brownscript is my absolute favourite transition color. Others to use are Browndown, swisschocolate to name a few. Start from the middle and work your way to a fabulous eye look.

- For a very defined blended l i recommend using four eyeshadow colors.. Yes you ca use three. I believe three is standard. LID,CREASE and BROWBONE. But if you want a really defined look, you need to put a little something in your outer V. That is where we introduce the fourth color. For an everyday look, i recommend a black, dark brown, medium brown, and pale.  

Typical eyeshadow placement guide
- Try to blend moving in one direction. This helps you to not over blend and end u with that "greyish" color on your eye as opposed to what you were going for. When you get crazy hands and do windshield window motions, it will mess up your blend. I do recommend this for your crease color. It helps to evenly distribute but when working with more than one color.. NOT SO MUCH...

-Practise makes perfect. Also start out with familiar colors. This will help build your blending confidence. I  included a color wheel here to show you colors that are beside each other. These naturally compliment each other.They blend easier and make the task a lot more fun. Have a look. What do you think?



I hope i've been able to share some useful information for someone out there. Makeup is fun. Always make sure you have fun when applying makeup. I always do! No knowledge is too little or two much, and most of all ....Practise makes perfect!



Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome weekend!!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conference

Hi Guys,
I have some exciting news for yaaa!!! I am an OFFICIAL BLOGGER for the BEAUTY AFRICA EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE coming up in October. I received an email from the company setting up the event, when i saw the part where i was asked? Oh my was i estatic!! Of course i would love to.. I mean who wouldn't. Where there is BEAUTIE there is MEEEE!!

This event is tagged "Beauty Africa Exhibition & Conference" and it is being put together by a company called Informa Life Science Exhibitions. They have a few very successful events under their belt like The Bride Show, China Beauty and Beyond Beauty. 


 Beauty Africa will be held at the Eko Hotel & Suites on 7-9 October 2014; the event will provide a platform for companies to interact with beauty and wellness professionals as well as industry leading dealers and distributors. It will be a unique event providing a mix of business networking and trade opportunities along with high quality workshops and talks designed to assist in building the African capacity in the sector by discussing the hottest topics, trends and innovations within beauty, haircare and skincare & spa and wellness.



Nowwww, this sounds like so much fun and i cannot wait for October. I have always wanted to be part of something so exciting guys. I would love to meet the brains behind those big beauty companies. This is all just a little info for now!! Beauty Africa is coming to town!! I will be posting regularly on this event and giving you all more info so do keep checking back for updates.

To REGISTER, kindly RIGHT CLICK on the picture below . It's absolutely FREE!!!! Tell a friend to tell a friend!!


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