Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Ankara Inspired #7



Products Used 

Brows 
Mac Veluxe eyebrow pencil - Deep dark brunette
Mac eyebrow pencil - Spiked
Mac studio finish concealer - Nw45

Eyes
Mac paint - Bamboom
NYX Jumbo pencil - Milk
Fabulosity eye shadow palette  (Lid, crease, highlight)
Mac eyeshadow - Plumage (outer crease)
Casabella blush - Sunkist (lower lash line) 
Mac feline eye kohl - (waterline)
Fabulosity pen liner - black 
YSL babydoll Mascara
Red Cherry - #43 (Doubled)

Face 
Mac Studio fix fluid - NW 45
L.A Girl pro conceal-  Toffe (highlight) 
Ben nye banana powder 
Black Up two way cake - TW 11
Cover girl queen collection bronzer - ebony bronze (contour)
Physician's Formula Virtual face powder bronzer 

Cheeks 
Casabella blush - Sunkist

Lips
Mac lip pencil - Cork
Mac lipstick - Creme cup
Kayge Cosmetics - Melon


"Why are you so frightened? Jesus answered. How little faith you have! then he got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop, and there was great calm." Matthew 8:26

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Get To Know Me


A lot of you requested that I do this, well here it is!!! :D



"Have no fear, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will give you strength, and bring you help, I will uphold you with my right hand of justice." Isaiah 41:10

Friday, 27 June 2014

House of Tara Fiber fuse Mascara


The House of Tara Fibre fuse mascara is one of the only two House of Tara mascaras that I own. The shape and size kind of reminds me of the maybelline colossal mascara. 

I'm very picky when it comes to eyeliners and mascaras because I'm most likely to react to them than I am to any other eye product. If my eyes ever begin to water after I've used a new liner or mascara, I get rid of it with immediate speed. My eyes are not very sensitive so I quickly break up with anything that makes it water, shekina

The fibre fuse mascara comes in a glossy black tube that is very nice. It comes with a plastic wand that has very short noodels and for someone with my type lashes, lashes that are short and prone to grow whichever way they like, this type of wand is perfect. I've used it a few times now and I love the way that it separates and adds length.  Separation and length are the two things that I usually go for when it comes to mascara because the ones that claim to add volume normally give me unbearable stress. If your lashes are not as curly as mine, you are going to love this. 

The only thing that I don't like about this product is the fact that it smells like cheap nail polish, like the N50 ones. 


Product: House of Tara Fibre fuse mascara 
Price: N1,995 (Jumia.com)
Where to buy: Any House of Tara Outlet near you, Jumia.comKonga.com. For a complete list of Outlets, Click Here


"I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." John 8:12

Thursday, 26 June 2014

China Glaze - Jingle all the way set

Merry Berry 
Pizzaz

I went to Casabella the other day to pick up another jar of deep conditioning cream and just as I was about to leave, I saw a bunch of nail polish sets on display. They were all from China glaze so I went to look (as if that explains anything). They mostly all had at least one nail polish with glitter in it and such happy names, that immediately told me that they were all part of a christmas collection.  It took a little googling to realize that the collection wasn't  even new. Jingle all the way is part of a 2012 China glaze holiday collection.

I decided to go with Jingle all the way because of the glitter polish that it came with and also because the two polishes in the pack looked like they would compliment each other so well. The set came with two China Glaze polishes in Merry Berry which is a rich berry red color and Pizzaz which is a glitter polish with chunks of pink, blue, silver and green glitter in it.
They both applied so well. I was positively impressed with Merry Berry because most polishes that come that dark always apply streaky so I tend to stay away from them. To help Pizazz show up better I did one coat of a silver polish like I always do when applying a silver based glitter polish then I went on to apply two coats. For anyone to be satisfied with just two coats of a glitter polish, that glitter must be bad ass and I believe that is what Pizzaz is.

The sets all contained a little gift, some had candles in them, some had other things that I can't remember but this one had some sort of Ichaka (rattle) ring in it :|. My little sister sha grabbed it with incredible speed.

Product: China glaze - Jingle all the way holiday set,  contains China Glaze nail polishes in Pizazz and Merry Berry
Purchased From: Casabella, Enugu
Price: 1,800

"They all look to you for their food in due time. You give it to them, and they gather it up; you open your hand, they are filled with good things." Psalm 104:27-28

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

House of Tara eyeshadow quad - Set 01


I searched for the House of Tara eyeshadow quad in set - 03 for the longest time. I would walk into Casabella almost every time it was in the Vicinity asking for it and the reply I would always get was sorry, we don't have it or sorry it just finished but we have the other ones and when I say let me see, they always show me this one, always. I'm sure that a lot of you are thinking why didn't she just go to a house of Tara store but like I've mentioned a million times on this blog I do not live in lagos anymore and House of Tara does not have a stand alone store here in Enugu.

I wasn't in any way surprised when I opened a House of Tara gift bag that I received a while back just  to realize that of all the quads in that line, in the world! this particular one managed to wiggle itself into that bag. I was like ok you don catch me, we shall see.

The House of Tara eyeshadow quad in set - 01 is made up of four different shades. Was that statement even necessary? quad = four abi?  oh well I just typed it and I shall not delete it. It is made up of different shades champagne and plum. From the the last picture y'all can see that the color payoff is bad when swatched with the fingers. For some reason some of the House of Tara eyeshadows that I own behave like that. I remember the first time that I got my hands on their eyeshadow trio in Osenken, it swatched like this too but pair the colors in this quad with an eyeshadow base and a shading brush and you'll be shocked. These shadows work so well with a brush, all you have to do is swirl the brush in whatever shade you want to use and then pack it on or blend it in.

The shadows in this quad all have a pearl finish.

Product: House of Tara eyeshadow quad - Set 01
Price: N1,350
Where to buy: Any House of Tara Outlet near you, Jumia.comKonga.com. For a complete list of Outlets, Click Here.



"But God showed his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Monday, 23 June 2014

Pink Lace



Products Used 

Brows 
Mac Veluxe eyebrow pencil - Deep dark brunette
Mary Kay Brow pencil - Soft Black
Mac studio finish concealer - Nw45

Eyes
Mac paint - Bamboom
NYX Jumbo pencil - Milk
Magnolia Pigment Birthstone (Lid)
Camouflage makeup art palette  - 926 (crease)
Mac eyeshadow - Eggplant (outer crease)
Mac eyeshadow - Bamboo (Brow bone)
Mac feline eye kohl - (waterline)
Wet n wild mega eyes creme liner - black 
YSL babydoll Mascara
Red Cherry - #43 (Doubled)

Face 
Mac Studio fix fluid - NW 45
L.A Girl pro conceal-  Toffe (highlight) 
Ben nye banana powder 
Black Up two way cake - TW 11
Cover girl queen collection bronzer - ebony bronze (contour)
Physician's Formula Virtual face powder bronzer 

Cheeks 
NYX blush - Desert Rose

Lips
Kayge Cosmetics lip pencil  - Toast
Fabulosity lip gloss - Allure



"He is the God, not of the dead but of the living. You are totally wrong." Mark 12:27

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Anne Elise Real Hair


I got contacted a while ago by Anne of the the Anne Elise hair company.
Prior to being contacted by them I had heard quite a few things about the brand. I read Ez of  Beauty in Lagos's review a while back  and she had a lot of positive things to say about them so I was excited to try out whatever they sent me.

I received  the Filipino and Cambodian hair blend which is basically straight hair. I was told during my email conversations with Anne that the hair is straight but that it curled well. Let me not lie, I was skeptical after she told me this, really skeptical. I've  used straight hair in the past and in all honesty, they hardly ever curl well so I wanted to see how it would hold up.

PACKAGING:
The day that I received the hair, I was just going WOW up and down. I couldn't for the life of me get past the packaging and all the nice goodies that it came with, like they were not messing around. It came in a white salon bag and inside, there was nice paper box that had everything neatly placed in it. In that box there was  a pack of bendy rollers, a shower cap and a satin bag that contained the actual hair. The salon bag also contained a paddle brush and a transparent cosmetic bag.

HAIR:
I was sent 300g of the Filipino and Cambodian hair blend. The email that I received right before the hair was sent out stated that I was going to receive  the hair in lengths 14" 16" and 17" well for some reason I don't think that's what I received. The three bundles looked like they were the same length after I looked at them closely and my hair stylist also confirmed it once I asked him.
The texture of this hair is like nothing I've used before. It is fine but not too fine if that makes any sense, it doesn't feel Chinese in anyway. It is very lustrous and soft and let me tell you guys I used absolutely nothing on this hair, nothing at all. All the shine that you saw in the videos that I had it on in and in the collage that I have in this post is all on the hair. IT CURLS SO WELL, SO WELL! I'm sorry but I had to  make sure that no one missed that statement. You guys saw what it looked like straight out of the packaging it came in, OYA LOOK AT THE PICTURES IN THE COLLAGE!
I honestly did not wear this hair straight for one single day. I always curled it and while curling I did not use any type of holding spray. The curls would usually last a whole day, sometimes even into the next day.
There was shedding but nothing major. It also doesn't tangle, the paddle brush that it came with was what I  always used to comb it out so it came in very handy.


Company: Anne Elise Real Hair
Hair: Filipino and Cambodian Hair blend
Website: Anneelisehair.com
Phone Number: 08103878447


"The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in love." Psalm 103:8

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