Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY: SAVVY AND CHIC GARDEN PARTY


Hi Guys!! How are you all doing?

I have been so busy with life this past month and i have a little absent here but i promise i'm NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!! I still don't have my camera and its a real BUMMER but its coming back to me soon.

In the mean time, i have a GIVEAWAY!! This giveaway is a very interesting one because its in the form of a PARTAYY!! Lord knows i love me a good party! I love to socialize and meet people and have fun.... Lets not forget the food! YASSSS!!

Now if you don't know Savvy and Chic beauty hub, where you been boo?? They are a one stop shop for all your hair and beauty needs at affordable prices. They recently launched their magazine and the third volume just came out with model Chika Emmanuela on the cover.


This party will take place on  SEPTEMBER 28th at 3:00PM and i get the chance to invite one AMAZING reader of my blog! You all are amazing and great and i really appreciate you but there are a few rules with this as any other giveaway but nothing crazy.

First of all, this offer is valid to LAGOS readers only and since it's a theme party, you MUST wear something floral - dress, skirt, pants, flower brooch, flower crown. The shots from this party will be in the magazine and we don't want a garden themed party with no floral theme present do we. O_o

If you are interested in being my PLUS 1 for this event,

- Kindly follow My blog.(I will check).
- Leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite beauty product is. ANYTHING. Id love to know.

I will announce the winner on SUNDAY!! Cant wait to pick a winner guys!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

REVIEW: SACHA KAMAFLAGUE COVER CREAM

Hi guys,

Today i will be reviewing this Sacha kamaflague palette i got a while back. Recently i decided i wanted to start doing makeup professionally. I dont like to beat my own face aloneyou know. LOL.

I was searching online for foundation palettes and i came across this one. Well actually the first time i heard about this palette was during the makeup masterclass i attended  with Jackie Aina. I decided to purchase this because she raved about the brand SACHA and i was interested in trying out their products.

What SACHA COSMETICS says: A 10- piece light weight palette that comes in light-to-medium and medium-to-deep sets. SACHA's Kamaflage Cover Cream foundations are silicone based and used to camouflage skin imperfections such as hyper pigmentation, vitiligo, tattoos and many more. This light-weight formula is water resistant and smudge proof once set with SACHA's Setting Powder and Fix It Spray. It provides maximum coverage and recommended for all skin types.


DAZZLEBEAUTIE: First of all, when it comes to foundations, i'm not very forgiving. Foundation is the most important component of any makeup look for me. When your foundation is right/wrong it can either make/mar your look. Now, the colors in this palette are very dodgy. You will have to do a lot of mixing to get the correct shade. I tried using this foundation on myself and it was a problem getting my shade. I have also tried the last three shades on people and it was a little off. I have a problem wiht trying to make foundations work. I feel if it is not your shade or doesn't suit your undertone it will leave a cast and that is UGLY.

Now the consistency of this is quite creamy and you don't need a lot. Over do this and it will look super cakey. I have used the shade P.Caramel as a highlight and it did come out quite nice. I set with my a HD setting powder so it didn't budge.

Overall, i don't know how i feel about this product in general. I'l probably stick to using it as a highlight color. I generally prefer liquid foundations.

WOULD I RECOMMEND: Kinda! If you have the patience to mix and match and you like full coverage makeup. Its an okay palette to have in your kit to conceal spots and for highlighting.

WHERE TO BUY: www.beautyrevilutionng.com
PRICE: N7000

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

MEET THE PANEL OF EXPERTS AT THE BEAUTY AFRICA CONFERENCE!!

Hi Guys,
I have some additional info on the Beauty Africa exhibition for you all. I am really excited about this event and i cant wait to hang out with all my blogger friends and learn so much from this amazing three day event coming up. 

This is an all round beauty event and doesn't just focus on makeup alone. There will be talks and workshops on Hair care, skin care and Makeup. For additional information on all this READ BELOW GUYS....


Don’t miss out!
Beauty Africa offers 3 action packed days of business talks, workshops and live demonstrations
Running alongside the Beauty Africa exhibition 3 action packed days of business talks, workshops, live demonstrations and hands on training led by some of the biggest names in the beauty, haircare, skincare, spa and wellness such as: Khuraira Musa, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Teniolami Adejuwon, Eryca Freemantle, Lola Maja-Okojevoh, Funmi Odegbam, Dionne Smith, Fatmi Mamza, Pamela Olatunji Bello, Ugo Igbokwe and many more.
The 3 days of the event are divided into:

•    Day 1 – 7th October: Beauty and makeup day
•    Day 2 – 8th October: Haircare day
•    Day 3 – 9th October: Skincare and spa day
Each of these days will have 2 hours business talk sessions in the morning followed by workshops and live demonstrations.
The Business Talks: Join global and regional beauty, hair care, skin care and spa experts for in-depth discussions on how to become a world-class make-up artist, own your own hair salon, or build your skincare and spa brand. During these dedicated business talks you will have the opportunity to meet and network with celebrity makeup artists, celebrity hairstylists and top skincare gurus. From training, to marketing and finance – make sure you get your most burning questions answered by these top specialists.

Hosted by Teniolami Adejuwon, Executive Director, Beauty By Nature Inc
Click here to view the agenda and register

Workshops: 
during these live demonstrations, you will learn the skills and approaches to take away with you and apply to your everyday beauty work. From airbrushing to hair extensions to treating problematic skin, the beautypreneurs will demonstrate on models best practices in dealing with West African skin and hair. Do not miss out on these action-packed LIVE demonstrations; you may even get the opportunity to have a practice on the model yourself.
Registration is now open and it’s FREE to attend with limited spaces, so hurry up and register now. Click here to register

What are you waiting for guys!!! REGISTER NOW!! It is absolutely free!! This is promising to be a very fun, and beauty filled event and i cant wait to be apart of it.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Why/How do you choose the makeup products you purchase?


Hi Guys!

Makeup is a big deal for me!! I love buying it and i love wearing it. After sorting out my entire makeup stash over the weekend, i was inspired to do a post on how and why i choose to purchase the products that i have right now. Buying makeup can be pretty expensive and i wanted to drop a few guide lines on how i purchase makeup and maybe inspire someone out there.

When it comes to makeup, i want to try out all the brands!! I envy Temptalia and Karlasugar because they get to review like every single makeup  product in the world. Now that's a super coooooool job if you ask me. During my free time, i go through product reviews online to guide me on what products  to invest my money in because makeup purchasing is an INVESTMENT. Trust me!! I hate to buy things that don't suit me or i won't get the most use out of especially when they cost a pretty penny. 

So guys , grab a cup of tea or something cuz this is going to be a lengthy post.. Here goes...

 Blog Reviews: This was the first guide i had when i started purchasing makeup and this is one of the reasons i started my own blog. I wanted my blog to be a point of reference like the ones i had visited and offer people honest opinions on the products i had purchased on my own or had been gifted. I enjoyed reading reviews and getting first hand information on makeup especially lipsticks!! I remember one of the first items i invested money in were the mac lipsticks. I wasn't just going to purchase any without seeing how the looked on someone. There was a review for every single lipstick i wanted from different people and it either made me want the lipstick more or change my mind about it. If three or more bloggers complain about the same items HEYYYY!! They cant be all wrong can they? Forums are a great source of information too guys. You get to find out a ton of information from different people on a topic and this really helps a lot in making up you mind on a product you may be skeptical about.


YouTube Reviews and Demos:Now this is similar to the blog reviews but a step better in the sense that you can actually see the product in action. You get to see someone who is your skin tone, lighter or darker wearing it and you say Hmmmmm i think i can pull that off! I have discovered a few makeup items that i purchased from watching get ready with me tutorials.YouTube really helped me especially with picking nude lipsticks like peach stock, Myth etc.. I really liked the way the looked but i wasn't sure if they would suit my skin tone so i searched nude lipsticks for WOC and there were a ton of videos on this. You cant go wrong with YT guys.


My Skin type and Tone: This is very important when picking out products. We all know there are a ton of products that are suitable for one skin type and aren't for the others. Firstly, foundation. I prefer foundations specifically made for WOC. They get the under tones right and there are a wide variety of shades to choose from. I also have oily skin so i like to stick with products that had sunscreen and can hold oil very well. Those are very important for me when choosing a primer, a foundation and a powder.


Popularity of the product: If you are a bad ass makeup enthusiast like i am you cannot escape this. From MAC to Urban Decay to Anastasia Beverly hills. You probably stalk their websites waiting for new releases and cant wait to get your hands on them. I have fallen victim to a few of these and some i regret, some i DONT. Like the Naked Palette. I love my Naked 3 palette and honestly i got it because i didn't get the 1st and 2nd and i just couldn't ignore all the talk about it.Well all the hype was worth it and im seriously thinking about gettign the Naked 1 too. The shadows are pigmented and super pretty. Also, the super famous Dip brow pomades too. They are everywhere and if you love makeup you definitely want to know what all the fuss is about so you purchase. I am seriously eyeing the AMREZY and MAYA MIA palettes that have just been released. Everyone is talking about them and the colors look great. But i'm thinking.. hmmmmm do i really need them? Then M.A.C!!! Don't let me get started on them with all their collections. I remember wanting the MAC Angel lipstick just because Kim K said it was her favourite lipstick. I haven't used it up to 10 times since i got it trust me!I try my best to keep up with the releases and something always happens to catch my eye. Some i end up loving and some i end up like "WHY DID I EVEN BUY THIS STUFF"?????


Price: Like i said before, makeup addiction is really expensive. I have been on a few international online beauty forums where people have said that makeup bloggers where mostly rich kids who could afford to buy each and every items they loved because they had free money at their disposal. There is some reasoning behind this but this is not entirely true. You can absolutely be a makeup blogger for a particular niche where you review mostly budget friendly products for people who can't afford to throw a money on a YSL lipstick. I also read a blog post from a popular blogger(name withheld) who said she was taking a break from makeup reviews because she couldn't afford to keep buying so much makeup for financial reasons. This i can understand. As much as we all want to have several  foundations from the worlds leading brands, they are pretty expensive. I personally try to not have more than three different foundations at a time. Presently i have a MAC, BlackUp and a Revlon. I wear the Revlon to work and the other two when going out. I'm not trying to waste my expensive foundation when i don't need to.I would lie to try some NARS and LANCOME but only when i have a ton of free money to buy those. I am absolutely fine with the ones i have now as they do not dissapoint me. I also like to compare the high end and drug store eyeshadow palettes to look for great color dupes. I love my BH Cosmetics palette and Wet and Wild palettes very much....  but i still want a LORAC PRO palette tho!! LOL *wink*


Personal Preference: Sometimessssss, I JUST LIKE WHAT I LIKE!! I cant explain it. I see a product, i ogle over it, i buy it. Simple as that. I have purchased a few items because i really like them and even though i haven't used them much i just like having them. Call me a makeup hoarder if you will. If could be a drug store brand it a high end brand. It could be a mail polish, a mascara, whatever! If i like it i don't care much about the price at that point. I will purchase. Especially LE products.I can be so vain i'l be like "Oh you didn't get that? Really!! I have that!! You should have gotten that you know LMAOO

 Soooo, this is my personal guide on how i purchased the makeup that i have presently. I'm guessing a few people share the same with me. I'd love to know what influences the choice of makeup you pick too. I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as i enjoyed typing it up. Overall, remember makeup is fun! Don't over think  it or you take the fun out of it.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

REVIEW: SLEEK BY 3 BLUSH IN PUMPKIN

Hi Guys,

I love SLEEK cosmetics so much! Especially their blushes!! I  recently added the PUMPKIN palette to my collection. I have Pink Sprint and Lace and i have been enjoying those so much. I'm sure everyone is familiar with the sleek blushes so i'm not going to go into too much details. 

WHAT SLEEK SAYS: The ultimate cheeky palette offering you three times the impact. Includes three complementary shades, each designed with its own distinctive finish, from rich shimmers to intense matte shades.Available in eight unique colour combinations designed to suit all skin tones.Each shade can be used alone, or layered for a unique lookEach palette has a versatile selection of shades to take your makeup from day to night and keep it on trend from season to seasonSet in a mirrored compact, ideal for touch-ups throughout the day.

DAZZLEBEAUTIE:  First of all, these blushes are super pigmented. One little swipe and you 're good. The colors show up great on all skin tones and just look super amazing. They show up pretty good in pictures too. I noticed that there is always a shimmer and a matte shade in  every palette but not necessarily in the same color family. The colors in this palette are:

Lantern:  Shimmery coral
 Squash: Shimmery  bright pink
 P.Pie: Matte burnt orange

The packaging is similar to all the other sleek packages. The palette is sleek and black with a mirror which i really like. It snaps shut and the packaging is not too bulky. Overall i really like this and can't wait to get the Sugar and Flame!

WHERE TO BUY: Mymakeupng.com
PRICE: N2500

What do you guys think of these? Do they compare to other high end blushes you have?Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by!!