Jackie Aina is a professional makeup artist and Nigerian beauty blogger from Southern California. Servicing clients and weddings throughout the Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego areas. Also specializing in editorial, commercial and beauty makeup since 2009. Available for travel and work internationally.
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I don’t really know what inspiration I drew with this look like. Growing up I always had a corky style. I just kind of put things on like, okay this looks good! *shrug* then I end up getting compliments on it. I guess some things will never change!
Aloha everyone! My newest addiction currently is: the wrap dress. There are many different versions and variations of wrap dresses, how to style them and how to wear them. And I can’t think of a better way spending my last few days in Hawaii than in one of these every single day. The warm and sometimes humid days here are best spent with LESS clothing than more. Everyday I am finding the beauty in these simple and light-weight pieces that I kept seeing everyone wear (how did I not notice them when I lived here?). Anywho, I spent a few hours at the Aloha Swap Meet (yes you can find some treasures there) and I snagged one!
This dress was from a local vendor called Iris Impressions, I believe they also have a store in Santa Monica and they are also available for purchase on their website Iris Impressions.
Aloha! Today’s outfit of the day will be sharing with you all what I’m rocking while I visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial today. I am very sad to say that in the year I lived in Hawaii I NEVER got to visit the memorial!! So it means a lot to be here again and do all of the things I really didn’t get to do back then. I’m so excited and I plan on taking a lot of photos and just being at peace there today.
I hardly am able to find rompers that don’t look stupid on petite girls so I was really excited to share this one with you guys. It’s from Forever 21. The sandals and the flower in my hair I bought at the Aloha Stadium swap meet lol I haven’t owned a pair of sandals in YEARS!
As beautiful as Hawaii is and as much I am enjoying my retreat I must admit I am so ready to go back home lol I came here to relax and I’ve been doing JUST that. I think some R&R is needed every so often. Luckily I will able to take a Space A flight here and I still have friends that live on the island who were kind enough to host me while here. Thank God!!! I can’t wait to show you guys some of the vlogs and share more of what I’ve been up to on the island!
Aloha everyone! Does anyone remember when that was how I used to greet all my videos when I first started YouTube? For those that may not know or remember, but in 2009 I started my beauty channel while living in Hawaii. To be quite honest, a lot of the times I spent alone and away from my family is what helped fuel me starting a YouTube channel (that and my best friend kept telling me to do it). So I finally did.
I do not have a lot of positive memories of Hawaii. I was married while living here but I may as well have been single. It was really the time where I began to entertain and explore the idea of pursuing my passion professionally, but at the time it was not at all well received from the people that meant the most to me.
It was hard sometimes turning on my camera and smiling when I sometimes did not want to. But I did it anyway. Because a part of me REALLY looked forward to logging in and connecting with you guys. And overall just sharing and learning new things. It was where I really began to bring out a side of me that was kind of hidden or just a hobby for so long.
So here I am, back where this all started really. It was actually a little emotional the thought of coming back here since the last time I was here was in 2010. I had a different life, I had a different last name. I was almost a different person. But now that I am here, 4 years later…I no longer think of pain when I think of Hawaii. I think of the person I became, I think of the few amazing bonds I did make while living here, and I think of beauty that rose from it all.
So here’s to making new and better memories here on the beautiful island of Oahu. I hope you all enjoy this “get ready with me” style makeup tutorial!
Here’s what we used for the look:
blackUp Mattifying Fluid Foundation
ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
Ben Nye Mojave Matte Foundation
MAC Studio Finish Concealer
MAC ProLongwear Conceaer
MAC Stud Brow Pencil
Sumita Brow Pencil in Dark Brown
Makeup Geek Gel Liner (Amethyst)
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Sensuous
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Corrupt
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Lemon Drop
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pixie Dust
Dior Iconic Mascara
NARS Dolce Vita Blush
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Whisper of Gilt
Makeup Forever ProFinish Powder #177
Aboni Cosmetics Pecan Lip Pencil
Aboni Cosmetics Sugar & Spice
Aboni Cosmetics Provoke Lipstick
So that’s the look guys and if you aren’t already following me on instagram head on over so you can check out more of my Hawaii adventures ^_^
Spring is here, spring is here! And I have a spring makeup tutorial to celebrate. Finally we can start to wear florals, brighter colors and pastels without looking foolish! Well, I live in California and the weather here is fairly nice all year round but we have definitely had our share of winter this season! I am ready for MORE warm days!!!
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Here’s what we used:
Second Skin Foundation | Coco Beige Kamaflage Concealer Palette Pure Jewels | Espresso Matte Me Lipstick | Coral
Warm Bronze Bronzer
blackUp Loose Powder
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
Sumita Brow Pencil
MAC Brow Crayon in Stud
Maybellien 24 Hour Color Tattoo | Bad to the Bronze
Aboni Cosmetics Glitx Fix
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Cosmopolitan
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Chickadee
Stila Liquid Eyeliner
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara
Urban Decay 24 Hour Glide On Pencil | Baked
blackUp Cosmetics Blush | #6
Aboni Cosmetics Pecan Lip Pencil
Are yall digging the floral headband my sister made for me?! Ain’t she cute?
Alrighty guys, I’m off to participate on a Hollyscoop segment today, are any of your familiar with them? If so I hope you’ll check it out! Have a blessed day babies!