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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Aaliyah would have 35 today and every time the anniversary of her death or her birthday rolls along I think about her and mourn for her still as if she was my friend when she was not. Happy birthday baby girl
In honor of her birthday today I’m sharing some of the Aaliyah Makeup Tutorial series of videos I did for her in 2012. Can you believe it’s been a year and a half since that series?
And I couldn’t not discuss one of my favorite Aaliyah songs, Rock the Boat
Today we also celebrate the birthday of the First Lady Michelle Obama and songstress Sade Adu who happens to be my favorite musical singer
Just doing my part to give credit where it’s due and recognize not only a women who once made an impact on culture but the women who are alive now paving the way and setting a positive example of what it means to be a woman of color.
Alright, now shout out your favorite Aaliyah or Sade song in the comments!
Question for you guys: I know where I stand on this topic and I stand pretty firmly but I want to hear your opinion!
After living in Kuwait for a year and seeing skin bleach creams in every cosmetic isle it appears as if as a society we are more impacted by this than I initially thought. Skin bleaching is very very popular in countries like Nigeria, and it appears to be common in the Asian community as well.
Do you think it’s okay for black women to bleach their skin?
I am so excited to announce that in honor of Black History Month I will be honoring 5 vintage black beauties and one 90′s diva by recreating some of their notable makeup looks. This will be a collective video series of 6 makeup tutorials.
I haven’t been this excited for a video series since I did the Aaliyah makeup series in 2012 which did really really well, so I decided to do it again!
Who is your favorite black vintage bombshell? Will 6 beauties be enough or do you think I should feature more? Sound off in the comments below!
Which sweater type is your favorite? The fitted v neck, the oversized boyfriend sweater, or the flirty sweater? With this up and down California weather I find having a little bit of both in my wardrobe so just the trick.
All of the items featured can be found on my Markkit lookbook!
Hope everyone is having a fabulous week thus far. Sorry this blog post and video was so late! I spent the entire weekend drilling at my new duty station, Camp Pendleton. I guess the mini San Diego getaway wasn’t half bad though so I can’t really complain!
Soooo this just happened today! This was the big news I talked about (but didn’t really talk about it) a few weeks ago via the LilPumpkinPie05 instagram. This is a 26 year old dream/fantasy I never thought I’d actually accomplish. You know how when you’re like 9 and people ask what you wanna be when you grow up? Yea, lol I knew from the jump. How many people get to actually say that? I already mentally prepared to receive this long before I took this exam today! Pray and ask God if it’s yours FIRST always. If he says it’s yours then you have NO reason to worry! This morning I already had pre-written text messages telling my family and friends I passed this exam, before I even took it. And last night just before I went to bed I told myself I already HAVE my license, I just need to take the exam first and then they’ll give it to me! See what I did there? Believe in yourself always and the rest will follow suit! Speak it into existence! But you actually have to believe it!!
Attention errrrbody: As of today I am officially a licensed cosmetologist in the state of California!!!!! Qualified to operate weapons, makeup brushes, and now shears
Thank you to everyone who prayed for me and helped make this happen!!!