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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Fashion confession: I wear this harem jumpsuitevery other day since purchasing it a couple weeks ago. I cannot deny how comfortable and easy this jumpsuit is making my life right now. I can wear it when I’m bloated, I can wear it when I want to look cute without trying too hard, and I definitely appreciate it in some of this Denver heat while I visit Colorado this week!
I can’t get enough of the matching crop top settrend this season so you will definitely be seeing me rock a lot of those! I actually have collected quite a few of them this summer.
So I walked into Bell of California last week, spotted this and was not interested at all. But the sales woman and owner of the store insisted that I at least tried it on and said it would look amazing (they know my body type and because I shop there quite frequently they kind of know my style now.) I tried it on and thought, okay, I see what you did there!
Outfit Details Matching Crop Set | Bell of California (In-Store Only)
Black Speedy Handbag (I love this damn bag!!!) | Markkit Stilettos | Steve Madden
This makeup look is featuring the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette click the link to see the tutorial!
Shoutout to my girl Irischel (aka IrisBeilin on instagram for those of you that follow her) for helping me pick out this outfit and assuring me that I don’t look like a frog LOL. Speaking of instagram if you weren’t already following me before you can now follow me as @MakeupGameOnPoint (formally known as @LilPumpkinPie05).
I hope you guys enjoy the look Until the next post!
Monday August 4th was my birthday!! This blog post is late but the tutorial I uploaded was not. I wanted to do a Get Ready With Me style video showing my outfit and hair choice for my born day.
I used my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette for this look which I just recently got and I LOVE. It’s got more rose golds, neutral-pinks and the perfect mix of both mattes and shimmer shadows as oppose to the Naked 2 Palette which has more taupes and neutrals. I love these palettes because they allow the on the go gal to use the same palette for work and for play. It’s sultry and it’s sexy which is my favorite. I think I shall review this palette since for some reason a lot of people are labelling it as not being women of color friendly, what do you guys think?
Anywho, onto the birthday look because I had to bring 27 in big this year!
Products used for the makeup
MAC Studio Fix Fluid | NW44
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Concealer | #13
blackUp Paris Loose Powder
AJ Crimson Creme Foundation | #7
E.L.F. Foundation Brush
Beauty Blender Sponge
Sacha Kamaflage Powder | Buttercup
MAC Brow Crayon | Spiked
MakeupGeek Gel Liner | Immortal
BH Cosmetics Black Pencil Liner
Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
Bobbi Brown Blush | Dessert Rose
NYX Lip Pencil | Cocoa
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
NYX Baked Blush | Sugar Mama
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar | Zhora
I hope you guys enjoy the look! I truly truly have enjoyed learning and growing with you all over the years. I was overwhelmed with the amount of birthday love I received yesterday, thank you everyone for making it that much more special for me. For those that don’t know yesterday was also Ebony of ColouredBeautiful birthday so head on over to her channel and wish her well if you haven’t already.
Many blessings and hugs to all of you, thank you again everyone!
For those that haven’t heard of buttercup yet, it is Sacha Cosmetics newest setting powder from their Kamaflage line. All of theit Kamaflage products tend to have medium-full coverage, and when I heard what people were saying about the Buttercup powder of course I had to try it.
All of the ladies who went to my meet and greet last month were gifted one of these from Sacha and I have yet to hear any of the ladies give any negative feedback about this powder.
Immediate thoughts when using:
This powder is SUPER soft and fine milled. It feels velvetty. Melts into the skin. The Ben Nye Banana Powder is a beautiful powder but is on the chalkier side. I think we also have to remind ourselves that Ben Nye is STAGE makeup. The Buttercup powder may be more suitable for the everyday makeup wearer, someone who may not be as skilled at blending as a professional.
The blendability of this product alone will make you want to replace your other setting powders in general, not just the Ben Nye.
In regards to the final product, they both look about the same. However, as I noted earlier because the banana powder is a bit on the chalkier it has the tendency to read ashier and cakey when not blended properly.
How do they compare price-wise? 3 ounces of the banana powder will run you about $20 depending on where you purchase (without a discount) and 2.3 ounces of the Buttercup is $15.00 (but if you use my coupon code MYBUTTERCUP save 10% off)
Overall I truly believe Buttercup is more user friendly and has a softer touch, and you won’t have to worry about throwing elbows to try to purchase this one at the makeup trade shows.
Can Buttercup just be our best kept secret? Hahaha no I wish, but seriously guys this powder is phenomenal and is definitely a must-try!
Hope you all love it as much as I do! Don’t forget to use my coupon code MYBUTTERCUP to save 10% off your purchase on the Sacha website!
Have you seen the Buttercup review from my girl Ebony of Colouredbeautiful? Be sure to check that out to while you’re at it!
Have an amazing weekend ladies, until the next blog post!
If you haven’t yet heard of hairfinity you’re currently living under a rock! So for those that don’t know…what IS Hairfinity? It’s one of the most well-known hair growth supplements for overall haircare and hair health and I am the newest member of the Hairfinity family! I will be documenting my journey and giving you all a monthly play by play of my results I will also be giving away a 3 month supply to one of my YouTube subscribers!
A little bit about my background and why I started taking this product – I have been taking hair vitamins off and on since 2009. Vitamins and supplements are very important because they are supposed to put into your body whatever you lack from your diet. I have maintained an intake of both biotin and later I added folic acid to my routine because I researched them to be very good for hair health which turned out to actually be true.
My hair in May 2013
My hair is on the finer side, as most other black/African women. I just have a ton of it. My hair is very tightly coiled and never really gets past my shoulders in length because once it gets to that awkward length (not quite a teeny weeny fro, but not quite a bob either) I typically get scissor happy and just chop it again. For the first time in my whole life I am allowing my hair to grow out of that in-between stage. Lord does it take some PATIENCE!
This is my hair October of 2013.
In the past year and a half I have cut my hair (not just trimmed, but cut and/or added shape) about three times. I always keep face framing layers because of my slim, narrow face shape. Hair longer than my chin just does not flatter me. I also love layering my hair because it adds a bit more volume is more flattering for curls. My goals with my hair are basically to allow it to sit on my shoulders but in its natural state. It will obviously take some time since my hair looks a lot shorter than it actually is when curled.
Here’s my natural hair in May
Now here’s my freshest press! June 2014
Natural hair is so much fun! Let me tell you that. So for those that do often ask, my hair is bleached. I have done a blog post with FAQ about how I care for my bleached hair if you guys have any questions about it. It’s quite lengthy but informative!
As far as my hair goals are my goal is to always have healthy hair first. As for my length goal, I’d like it to sit on my shoulders while it’s in its natural state.
So where does Hairfinity come into place with all this and what are my thoughts of it so far?! So far I can definitely see some improvements and differences, here is mainly why. Because I have been taking hair, skin, and nail supplements for so long I think I have a pretty well-rounded view of what my body responds to. As I stated before biotin and folic acid together seem to be a pretty good combination for me and I love that Hairfinity contains both of them. It also contains so very helpful components that I’ve researched to be amazing for the hair that I never got around to trying (MSM, B12, etc).
The dosage is two a day and in that you get 5,000mcg of Biotin daily. So far no adverse side effects (this is my 3rd week on it) and what strikes me as interesting is normally when I take 5,000mcg of biotin my skin goes haywire, but with these my skin is doing just fine. Of course I drink 3 liters of water but I do that anyway because it’s good for you.
I got my hair pressed one week and then went back for a shampoo the following week and my stylist said the hair on the nape of my neck (which is somewhat of my problem area) has grown. I hadn’t really noticed it but he pointed it out to me and said my hair definitely grew. I was like *shrug* okay!
I typically only put heat on my hair 2-3 times a year and no more than that. So at the end of my 6 month journey I will be flat ironing my hair again to show you an update on what my hair looks like. I’m excited about this because I’ve yet to really document any of my hair chronicles since going natural, I just kind of did it and winged it ever since. This way we can journey through it together. I’m excited!
Here is my initial thoughts video and I explain how you can win your own 3 month supply of Hairfinity. Good luck ladies (and gents, if you’re out there)!
Have an awesome week everyone! Please leave any questions you may have or thoughts down below