Thursday, June 26, 2014

SAY GOODBYE TO SPOTS WITH MELADERM

 Hi Guys,
So a while back i had terrible pimples and i was always picking at them. I know you aren't supposed to pick at your pimples or they become red and bleedy and all that other stuff. After they heal they leave lots of spots on my face and i just hate it. I read up on this and i was really interested in trying this out. I even watched youtube reviews of this and followed people's progression using this product. I must say that this product doesn't lighten skin. Especially for people who have issues with "SKIN LIGHTENING"... 

What MELADERM says: Meladerm® works by combining the well documented properties of the most beneficial and safest active ingredients. Most of the active ingredients in the formula are derived from natural extracts such as Mulberry, Licorice and Bearberry plants. Civant Skin Care puts your safety above anything else. Our products contain absolutely no hydroquinone, mercury, steroids or other harmful bleaching substances.

WHAT IS MELADERM FOR? : Meladerm is generally used to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmented skin on the body or face. You can use thisproduct to achieve a uniform skin tone by reducing the appearance of uneven areas and dark spots. Meladerm® can be used on the face and body for specific areas such as:

Hyperpigmentation / Dark discolorations
Age / Liver spots / Sun spots
Freckles
Tans / Sun damage
Melasma / Chloasma
Acne marks
Old scars
Birthmarks
Dark elbows, knees, underarms, knuckles
Uneven skin tones
The cream is meant for topical use only and should not be ingested or used in the eyes or mouth. Meladerm® is not a drug and is not intended to treat or prevent any disease. 

DAZZLE BEAUTIE: At first i was very skeptical about this product because i have tried a few products for spot clearing and they did not work. I decided to give it a try after i found this on a Nigerian Online site called Beauty Boon. They have them in two sizes and i got the smaller jar just to give it a shot. Honestly,THIS PRODUCT WORKS. My face has been spot free since i started using it. This product is lightweight and doesn't feel sticky on the skin. All you need is a little pump of this and it will serve for a full face. You really don't need a lot.It smells great too.

I use this product every night. You can choose to use three times a week or however you please. I decide to use this every night.I have been using this for over a month now and i really like how clear my skin has been. I have had a few break outs here and there but nothing serious to cause any spots. 

I definitely recommend this product for anyone with problem spots. It works very well.  I must state that everyone's skin type is different and the efficacy of this product will vary. Expect to see results after a month.. not "QUICK ACTION".

WHERE TO BUY: THEBEAUTYBOON
PRICE: N11,500 for 1.7oz/50ML

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

LETS TALK ABOUT EYELASH CURLERS

Hi Guys,
Today i was going to post a review of a product but i changed my mind. I wanted to do something different for a change. I always get asked a lot of beauty questions by my friends. Even questions i may not have thought to ask . I like to learn about new beauty products, tips and tricks and i love to share what i know.

I am always excited when someone asks me something i know and vice versa as this gives me the chance to share knowledge and also do some beauty research as well. 

So a few days ago, a pal sent me a  face book message talking about her lashes. Basically she has really short and curled in lashes that makes it almost impossible to wear strip lashes. She also has problems with individual lashes as well and they always made her natural hair fall off  and she just didn't like the hastle of wearing lashes to bed. This i can totally relate with. I want to sleep with nothing on my face. 

REGULAR CURLER




ELECTRIC CURLER 

Eyelashes can be such a problem!! ugggh. They get in your eye, they get in the way when you want to apply your falsies, They hurt sometimes too. I must confess once in high school i cut off my lashes because they where so long and they kept curving backwards and getting into my eye. I saw hell for at least three days before they grew back. I will NEVER do that again. I eventually got an eyelash curlers and  it was gifted to me but i just kept looking at it like O_0 ... What is this thing and how do i use it. I was really clueless. I eventually tried it out and i saw a big difference in my lashes. This tool does help curl lashes and i've been hooked ever since. I'm no eyelash curler hoarder ,but now i do have a few.

WHAT ARE EYELASH CURLERS: An eyelash curler is a hand-operated mechanical device for curling eyelashes for cosmetic purposes. Usually only the upper eyelashes are curled.

WHAT DO THEY DO: They help to curl the eyelashes and give the eye a brighter and wider look.

TYPES OF LASH CURLERS: There are different types of eyelash curlers. The regular clamp one, the electric heated one and a travel size one that is super cute but i've never used. The clamp style is more popular and i have seen different sizes of this. The width of the rubber around the clamp does vary though. I'm guessing for maximum curl. 

For stubborn lashes i recommend you heat the curler up for about 5 seconds with a blow dryer before application so it would aid in curling out the lashes better. And NO you will not hurt herself if you do this properly.Make sure to touch it before you apply so you dont hurt your eyelids.

If you are really big on lash curling, you may decide to splurge on an electric one. Personally, i am a little uncomfortable and worried  with putting anything that is electric or heated near my eyes. Don't worry about this though, because the electric curler is set in a way that it will not get hot enough to burn your lids. Just give you a great lash curl. But i personally don't think its that serious though. hmmm

So im going to share with you steps in applying a lash curler

1.  Open the clamp, and place it over your eye, so that your upper lashes go through the opening. (see above pic)
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2.  Close it and get as close to the roots of the lashes as possible.  You are trying to curl close to the root, instead of at the ends, for maximum curl.  If you squeeze and it HURTS you are too close to the lid.  

3.  Do not squeeze hard, squeeze gently,opening and closing lightly . You can repeat method to get maximum results.

You can find videos of this on youtube. There are tons out there.

For really short and curled lashes, i would recommend a less curved but flat top clamped curler. Remember the point is to make them less curly and more straightened out. Then you can  give a little curl to them with your mascara.

There are different lash curlers from different brands out there. I personally would advice to stick to the good ol lash curlers that can be gotten anywhere. Sometimes the simpler the tool the better for me.  As long as you find one that works for you, it doesn't matter how much you paid because i honestly think they will give you the same results. Do buy whatever you can afford and make it work for you.

Hope i was able to help someone out there hoping to give a lash curler out there a home in their makeup bag. Do let me know what your favorites are.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

HOW TO USE THE ELF MAKEUP LOCK & SEAL: Review

Hi Guys,
I was sent this product from beauty kink  and i thought it was an interesting one. I usually don't protect any part of my makeup after applying it because it just stays put all day. Especially my eyebrows. Those babies do not budge unless i get home and take them off with some wipes. My lips do not run or fade unless i eat something and i get all my mouth into it. I am that careful. Anyways, I've been using this product ever since i got it and i do have a few things to say about it. 

WHAT ELF SAYS: Increase the intensity of your makeup colors and lock it on instantly. Coat your eyeliner, shadow, lipsticks, blush, brow color and more for a sealed smudge-proof wear. The quick dry and easy to use formula keeps you makeup in place for hours. Say goodbye to makeup smudges and hello to makeup that stays put!

DAZZLEBEAUTIE: This product is a liquid. The consistency is a teeny bit oily but dries matte. It is enclosed in a small black bottle that reminds me of eye drops. ELF was also kind enough to include a little mixing container and a brush for easy application. I really like this brush. It will work great for applying my eye shadow base. *wink*

So how and where do i use these products?
-  On my Eyebrows
-To apply glitter 
 -To seal my lipstick.

For the eyes, i applied this lightly on the brush and gently stroked it over the pretty pretty brows i had done and it did not wipe them off or make them shiny. My brows stayed put all day.
For glitter, i swiped a little of this product on my eye lid, picked up some glitter and applied. Be sure to let the product dry between applications so that your lids don't become clumpy. 

For the lips, now this one i was like hmmmm i don't want my lips to get too dry. Especially the matte ones, or even those retro mattes. No those do not need any assistance. They do well on their own. I also didnt want to apply it over a creme sheen or lustre lipstick because i was thinking it would look weird. I only tried this product over matte lipstick and it  did not look funny or feel funny on  the lips either. Remember with this you only need a little to get the job done.

Overall this product is really cool and is great for the price. Honestly ELF products are great. There are some misses but a lot of hits and for the price i'm not complaining. They do get a lot of things right. This product is one of them. If you have slippery makeup in a few places you need this in your life. Now i want the Mist and Set spray. I've heard great things. 

What do you guys think?

PRICE: N1500
WHERE TO BUY: BEAUTYKINK

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

ITS A STEALWITH BH COSMETICS CONCEALER & CORRECTOR PALETTE

Hi Guys,
I know a lot of you ladies drink from the fountain of flawlessness. Some people are just naturally blessed with fine skin. I don't know how you do it. No pimples, no rashes, no large pores,no oily skin, nothing wrong. While some people, the opposite. A ton of people suffer from discoloration, redness and a lot of other skin related issues that are either caused by too much product or even none at all.

I've been a makeup lover for a few years now and i just recently heard about color corrector's. Well, not really recently, say 2 years ago. I had seen some really big makeup artists use it on people and i though well that's not for me. I don't wake up with a red nose in the morning and i don't have dark circles that concealer can't fix.  A friend of mine has the MAC corrector palette and i did play around with it but i never thought i should get it because... well... I just didn't care for it.

The lovely lady at beauty kink sent this to me in the shade MEDIUM and when i opened it i was more interested in the bottom three colors. You know ,the corrector ones.

WHAT BHCOSMETICS SAYS: Your secret weapon against flaws! Blend the creamy colors in this 6 Color Concealer & Corrector Palette over discolored areas to create a flawless complexion. Neutralize redness, brighten darkness and cover blemishes all with this wonder kit. Available in 3 Shades : Light, Medium and Dark.

DAZZLEBEAUTIE: This product is enclosed in a rectangular plastic  casing and consists of 6 colors. Three concealers and three corrector's. The top three being concealers and bottom three, correctors. The concealers are way too light for me and there is no way i can use them. My skin tone will not allow such. Even the darkest color is too light for me.

So for the bottom, we have a Peach, yellow and green color.

Peach/orange neutralizes purpley skin or dark circles
Yellow neutralizes dark circles
Green neutralizes redness , blotchy skin and bumps

Honestly, do i like this? I'm on the fence about this product. It is very lightweight. The formula is not as creamy as i expected it to be. It feels powdery and i like my concealers  more creamy on my skin. This sits on my face and looks a little ashy because it dries pretty quickly. I don' t think this product works well for me. I don't even think i  need it.I have read reviews of people who raved about this product and i did see it work. It really does work and its also great for the price . I think that's one good thing about it. Compared to the pricier ones though.

Tell me what you think about it guys! Does anyone have this? What do you think about it and also how do you know when to use it? I'd love to hear from you.

PRICE: N3000
WHERE TO BUY: BEAUTYKINK

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Monday, June 9, 2014

GET FLAWLESS FOUNDATION WITH ELF STUDIO'S STIPPLING BRUSH

Hi Guys,

ELF brushes are amazing!!Seriously!! For the price and if you know how to use them you will enjoy them. They are great "beginner brushes" if you ask me and if  you fall in love with one like the powder brush that is one of the best brushes for foundation, you may hardly reach for other brands.

I have a ton of brushes from the ELF essential collection which where about $1 and the ELF studio are $3 abroad. How crazy is that? These brushes actually do deliver for the quality and i know a lot of people will back me up here.

WHAT ELF says: This new antibacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. Studio brush! 

DAZZLEBEAUTIE:I thought i wouldn't like it because i have the real techniques stippling brush and that is just absolute rubbish for me because it leaves my face streaky and my foundation looks a messsss! Firstly, this brush is very sturdy and the bristles are really soft. They can be used with both wet or dry makeup formulas.I kept wondering how this would apply foundation properly because it's not stiff enough but i recently learnt how to use stippling brushes. I tried this out and it gave me a flawless base. I had to concentrate of portions of my face though. I think because the brush is too fluffy you dont want to go over your face too fast. 

Honestly, i like this brush better now after using it a few times. I'm not in love with it like i am with the powder brush but you have to take your time when using this brush to get that airbrush look. I hear this brush is also great with applying cream blushes. I haven,t tried that out because im not a fan of cream blushes. I don't think i even have any. 

This brush is a cheaper alternative to all the other ones if you ask me. Stippling brush is STIPPLING brush and expensive does not always mean BETTER. 

Has anyone used this? Let me know what you think.

PRICE: N1500
WHERE TO BUY: WWW.BEAUTYKINK.COM

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Friday, June 6, 2014

DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL SKIN WITH EDEN EXTRA WHITENING APRICOT FACE AND BODY SCRUB

Everybody wants beautiful skin. I know i do. I love to exfoliate my skin. This helps to remove dead skin and give your skin a glow. Spas are quite expensive and honestly there are a lot of things done at spa's  that you can do at home( I and my sisters help each other out). 

I wanted to share with you all a product that has been a staple in my house since i was a little girl. Well not this particular one ( my mum loves St ives) but something that does the same job. I went body scrub hunting and i purchased this EDEN body scrub.

WHAT EDEN SAYS: Eden Organic Extra Whitening Apricot Face and Body Scrub Soap. With 100 percent of natural sources of ingredients, will gently exfoliate away old and dry skin leaving it luxurious glowing, radiant. Improves your skin complexion and gives you a smooth, silky soft, healthy and bright skin.

DAZZLE BEAUTIE: This is a  deep cleansing  body and facial scrub that quickly removes blackheads and impurities, unclogs pores and removes dry, dead cells from the surface of your skin. This product can be used on all skin types and can even be used daily. It's that gentle. But you know i'm not scrubbing my body everyday o. Nobody has time for thaaaat! O_0.

I use this scrub at least twice a week. I wet my body a little and scrub gently with a loofah. The granules are not too rough and  it leaves my skin feeling super smooth.  I use this on my face also but i use my hands to scrub. Pleaaaase do not use a loofah on your face o. You can get those soft face scrub things or just use your hands for this step. Honestly when  you use this product you will feel rather than see what it does almost immediately. It also has taramind powder and licorice which are skin lightening agents but i had emptied  a jar of this product before and i didn't see any lightening so if you do not want your skin to change color this is super safe for you.

This is an all round great product. I have no complaints about this whatsoever and i will continue using this product maybe FOREVER!! There are just some products that you can't stop loving. Maybe because i grew up with it.

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BLEND THAT EYESHADOW RIGHT: CALA Crease Brush!

Hi Guys,

Blending doesn't get any better than this. This brush right here has saved me from too many eye shadow mishaps. We have all had those back in the day episodes when we attempted to wear four eye shadows on one eye and we ended up with a HOT MESS!!! I know this happened to me too many times! I would use that sponge applicator brush that comes in eye shadow sets and i thought i was the bomb!! SMH

My first blending brush was the ELF one and it just opened my eyes to the power of blending!! It was my introductory brush to the blending life and since then i have been on the hunt for the fluffuest blending brushes out there. HEEYYY the fluffier the better if you ask me!

So i was shopping at Casabella and i came across this brand called CALA. I'm sure a ton of people know this brand now because Casabella is the only store in Nigeria that carries it as far as i am aware and i know a ton of my readers have been in there(I understand o its not our fault blame makeup). Anyways, i decided to give the brand a try as the brushes where just too soft!! They have everything from foundation to eyeliner brushes and i was curious about the quality and if they would deliver. I was most interested in this blending brush because it is was so big and super soft and would do well with blending transition colors.

DAZZLE BEAUTIE: This product came in a super cute packaging. I mean look at it. It also came enclosed in a velvety pouch too. Super cute.  This eye shadow brush is the perfect size and shape to get into the crease of the eye to create dramatic or natural contours. It  applies a perfect amount of eye color and softly blends shadows for a professional look. This brush is super cheap too. For the job it does it is super cheap i don't know how this brand isn't one of the top 5 makeup brush brands out there because their brushes are really good.

WHERE TO BUY: CASABELLA
PRICE: N1450

I'm definitely trying out some more brushes from this brand. I like them a lot and i'm sure you all will too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

REVIEW: BEAUTY KINK ONLINE STORE

Have you stopped by beauty kink yet? I have and i'm loving it. Beauty Kink is an up and coming online beauty that was founded by Shalewa of Olu Makeovers. Honestly, i don't know how she does it because she is a makeup artiste and a  beauty blogger as well. Well those are the things i know she does there may be others but that is hard work right there. 

Beauty Kink stocks a wide variety of brands both Indigenous and International brands and they deliver all over Nigeria. I culled a ton of information from their website for you all so here goes.

ABOUT BEAUTY KINK: You want to look beautiful, you want high quality beauty brands so hard to find, yet reasonably priced!  You want genuine beauty products that guarantee safe use, you also want your items to get to you without hassle! So many beauty products, but you do not know which is right for your skin type or skin color? .....you want BEAUTY KINK!

We love beauty! We know beauty!  We live beauty!
That is why Beautykink was founded, to be your one stop shop for ALL THINGS beauty! Makeup, Hair, Nails, you name it!  We gatchu!

 Beautykink is the online store of Top Nigerian Professional Makeup Company Ol├║Makeovers.  They stock genuine beauty products because they have cut middlemen out in acquiring beauty products by purchasing directly from the brands or their authorised dealers, and  acquire and sell ONLY GENIUNE products.  You will also get the lowest p prices .Beautykink, believe looking fabulous shouldn’t cost you the earth! That is why they make surethey give you beauty and makeup products at the lowest prices! They ship NATIONWIDE. 

What i like most amongst other things is this.. Beauty Kink keeps old collection  best sellers.   Unlike many stores that discontinue entire collections after 2-3 consecutive releases, they keep  best-sellers, and sometimes the entire collections, by popular demand.

Special orders are welcome. You can inquire  about an item that’s not on their website, chances are theyhave it in store or can special-order it for you. Docontact them via email and they will try to locate that important item for you.

 RETURNSUnfortunately, Beauty Kink does not accept the returns of makeup products due to hygienic reasons

REFUNDSBeauty Kink offers refund ONLY for damaged or lost goods and say they will NEVER ship out damaged goods to you. This only happens in transit as a result of the courier/delivery system.
DAZZLE BEAUTIE: I was sent a few products to review( see pic above)  and i will do individual posts on them.  I really love how many brands of makeup brushes this store has for real. Morphe ,Real techniques,Royal care, Bdellium and the rest. I've been trying to get the BH cosmetics brushes and i just saw them on the site and i was very happy. 

Beauty Kink also gives out free product samples guys!! If you are wondering if that foundation or concealer is your shading before spending your coins on it, beauty kink will send you a sample after purchasing something worth N5000 i think. This is really cool in my opinion.
Kindly visit the website www.beautykink.com and shop shop shop!!

 TELEPHONE: 08178808755
Mon-Friday 9a.m-6p.m

EMAIL: contact@beautykink.com

 Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

SPICE UP YOUR EYES WITH SLEEK ZING EYE DUST

Hi Guys,
Remember that loaded goody bag from Sleek a while back? The one with the Flash a Pouts? Well this was included inside and this is my first eye dust from sleek.

The color included in my bag was ZING and this is a matte, orangey rusty color. I don't think i have a color like this and i was glad i got this and not something i probably had. Honesty, i'm not the biggest fan of pigments or loose eyeshadow as they tend to spill all over the place and that is super annoying.  I have used this and it does give good color pay off. 

The product is enclosed in a clear transparent container with a screw cap top for protection. Be careful when you open this is it doesn't spill everywhere. Ughh  i really dislike that.
As i always advise, make sure you use a good eyeshadow base so that the product sticks to your eyes better. Make sure to also use a shadow shield when you use eye dusts to avoid messing up your face. Overall, this product is good, gives good color pay off and lasts long when applied on the eyes.

PRICE: N800
WHERE TO BUY: ANY SLEEK STORE NEAR YOU

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Monday, June 2, 2014

MY MAKEUP:DISCOUNT CODE

Hi Guys!!!
I have great news for you. A while back my favourite online makeup store decided they wanted to give my wonderful readers a little something and asked if i would love to be a part of it. The lovely ladies over there asked if they could give a discount code for my readers and i was really happy about this.

 When you shop on the site, just include this discount code at check out to get 15% off your order. Its that simple. MYMAKEUP is the biggest online makeup store now and you can get all the hot makeup items you want, and now with a little discount too.

Happy Shopping guys and let me know what you buy when you post on IG. Just tag me . I'd like to know what you all are loving.

Kindly note that their updated site address is
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