23
Oct
2012
Sultry Dark Eyes and Oxblood Lips
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

THIS was a collaborative effort! And it’s always fun to combine efforts with other ladies (and sometimes gents) on YouTube because they bring things to the table that perhaps you may not have thought of on your own. And let’s be real, it’s just downright fun supporting one another!

Emmy V aka Emmy8405, a fellow YouTuber, contacted me about doing a ‘Queen Collaboration’ Series, where women of color, wherever they represent, creates a makeup look representing how it feels to be a QUEEN while representing their country

Emmy is representing Haiti

Miss Ebony from Colouredbeautiful with an Egyptian queen inspired look


How beautiful are they?! 

Here’s my version, representing Nigerian queens all around the globe

here’s what I used for the look

MAC Brown Crayon in Spiked
MAC Studuo Finish Concealer in NW40
Sonia Kashuk Brow brush
LA Splash Sealer
Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in Edgy Emerald
Covergirl Brass & Sass Palette
MAC Black Tied Eyeshadow
LA Splash Pigment in Dragon Dust
E.L.F. Liquid Eyeliner
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
YSL Shocking Mascara
Makeup Forever HD Foundation
Coastal Scents Camouflage Concealer Palette
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural
Eye M Glam by Giela
MAC Blunt Blush
MAC Ambering Rose Blush
MAC Vino Lip pencil
YSL Lipstick #22

This was pre-recorded before Greece by the way. By the time this blog gets posted I’ll be on a plane back to Kuwait. Hope you guys all had a fab week! xx






21
Oct
2012
Outfit of the Day: Bodycon in Santorini
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

Since I never really formally announced, for those that don’t know I am currently on holiday in Santorini, Greece. It’s my first time visiting Greece and Santorini, is just…I can’t even describe in words how breathtaking this place is.

 

I am taking advantage of the beautiful backdrops and amazing weather here and showing you guys some of the stuff I’ve been rocking day to day. This afternoon I went for coral as I enjoyed lunch in Oia, a small town where Santorini is most known for and probably most recognized in photos.

 

 

What I wore:
Body Con Coral Minidress with mesh | Club L from ASOS.com
White Clutch with silver detail | H&M
Colorblock Wedges | Gojane.com
Gold-plated choker | H&M
Rose Gold Diamond Ring | Forever 21

 

Please enjoy some of the other photos of Santorini taken today :-*

 



 

Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend and I can’t wait to show you guys the rest of the pics from my trip :-*






20
Oct
2012
Thanks Madame Noir!
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

For featuring not only myself, but some of my favorite YouTube girls in your top pick of 10 Notable Black YouTube Makeup Gurus this month.

madamenoir

 

The best part about being a makeup artist and doing what I do on YouTube isn’t cool articles like these, but just being liked period. I always said as long as I’ve got one happy subscriber I’ll keep doing what I’m doing :)

 

Some other great picks are featured as well, including MakeupD0LLStart2FinishMuaColoured BeautifulDestiny Godley and much more.

 

Thank you Madame Noir for the support and showing some love for myself and the other awesome ladies featured! <3

 

The article can be read here






17
Oct
2012
No Makeup, Makeup Tutorial
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

You get it, right? ‘No makeup makeup’, it’s basically the kind of makeup that barely enhances what’s already there. Makeup without trying too hard. Makeup that could take you, literally, as little as 15 minutes to complete.

no makeup makeup

no makeup makeup

This look is everyday wearable, fresh, and also gives the skin the chance to breath WHILE getting SPF protection from the sun!

no makeup makeup

Here’s the lineup:

no makeup makeup

 

MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 in Dark Deep
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW40
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep
NARS Dolce Vita Blush
Maybelline  Lash Stiletto Mascara
YSL Shocking Mascara
NYX Hippie Chic Lipstick

Ahem, did I mention I’m in Santorini, Greece right now?! Enjoy :)






2
Oct
2012
You know you’re Nigerian when…
Categories: Makeup Tutorials


 

yeah yeah, I know it’s old, but it still makes me giggle and with Independence day passing I thought it was appropriate!

 

You know you are Nigerian:

  • If your name is so long, or so hard to pronounce, that you either have some “Americanized” nickname, or you use your middle name (which is English). 
  • If, you know what your name means. 
  • If you know of anyone (including yourself) that has any of the following names: Ola, Sade, Bola, Tunji, Ngozi, Uche, Folake, Ifeoma, Tolu, Tunde, Obi, Chioma, Chituru, Chinyere, Adaobi, Nkemi, Nneka, Bunmi or Fatima 
  • If, names like Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Patience, Peace, Blessing, God’s Will or Mercy sound pretty normal to you. 
  • If, rice and stew just isn’t the same without plantain (dodo) 
  • If, you would prefer Moin Moin, or Farina (fufu) with soup over McDonalds any day. 
  • If, you have ever treated a cold or sorethroat with “Pe-pe Soup”.. AND IT WORKED!!!!!! 
  • If you know what AKATA means. 
  • If, your parents or relatives have ever disliked someone because of the simple fact that they were AKATA. 
  • (for females)If, not being able to cook stew or soup is one of the most major burdens in life. 
  • (another one for females only)If, a Nigerian man who is about 2 or 3 times your age has ever tried to spit game……eeeeeeewwwwww! 
  • If, you have ever gone to a Nigerian “get-together” and made a handful of money just for dancing. 
  • If, the fact that NAS ESCOBAR is half-Naija makes you so damn happy. 
  • If, not properly greeting an elderly Nigerian person has ever gotten you in a load of trouble. 
  • If, you or someone you know has ever been sent to Nigeria because of behavioral problems, or if your parents have ever threatened to do so. 
  • If, ‘afrocentric’ AKATA’s get on your nerves with those tiger striped outfits. 
  • If, when you were little you got FLOGGED (spanked) by someone who of course is Nigerian, but is not your parent.. And your parents had their back, instead of yours! (shady huh?)  
  • If, your parents own expensive ass lace (like 200-300 dollars for one outfit), and they act shady when you want money for clothes. 
  • If, your parents have ever compared your life here in America to theirs in Nigeria. (i.e. boarding school, no electricity, fetching water, Nigerian Civil War….etc) 
  • If, when you parents curse you want so bad to laugh, but you don’t wanna get slapped. 
  • If, you parents use the word bloody to conjugate words a lot (e.g. bloody fool, bloody nonsense, bloody coward, bloody idiot, bloody shit) 
  • If, your parents use phrases like “Ewhoa, Chineke, Che, Ah-Ah, Yepa! God forbid or by God’s Grace”. 
  • If, your parents have ever threatened to kill you, break your head, back, or neck, or to “show you pepe”. 
  • If, any Nigerian kid that you known for a long ass time is your “cousin”.Yeah, Right! 
  • If, you have a relative that owns a “shop”. Especially if it is a shop that caters mainly to foreigners. 
  • If, all of your parents Nigerian friends are your “Uncles and Auntie’s.. not Aunts but Aunties. 
  • If, when you are around Nigerians your accent either comes outta nowhere, or becomes thicker. 
  • If, you have Naija relatives in Europe (especially London, England) 
  • If, you have a rough estimate of how many Nigerians are at your school. 
  • If, you are friends with someone just because they’re Nigerian. 
  • If, you bond with people more from other African countries (Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Eritrea, Ethiopia), more than Americans 
  • If, you or your parents have some kind of stereotype about another Nigerian tribe 
  • If, you know more than anything that your tribe is the best tribe 
  • If, you know for sure that the Super Eagles are by far the best soccer team in the world. 
  • If, you have ever bought green chucks just to match a shirt that has the Nigerian flag on it.. GREEN WHITE GREEN! 
  • If, you know anyone with dark ass hands and a bright ass face. I wont tell if you wont! 
  • If, you attend or have visited a predominantly Nigerian church. 
  • And finally, YOU KNOW THAT YOUR ARE A TRUE TO THE HEART NAIJA KING OR QUEEN if you are a GOOD DANCER! Cause ya know Nigerians have rhythm like WHOA!

 

  • You know you’re Nigerian if…
    As a young woman, you’re biggest dilemma is sticking to the regular American boys you date or trying to find a Nigerian husband to appease your parents! 
  • If your dear Grandmother calls every cereal, “Corn Flakes” You’re REALLY Nigerian, if it’s your parents that do this.

 

  • If that same grandmother is always singing old Nigerian language-hymnals or spirituals right before she runs her bath (she NEVER uses the shower!) 
  • If whenever Nigeria comes up in the news, you run to your TV set and turn that volume waaaayy up. And you get sooo mad if it’s for another bloodbath or scandal that they’re in the news for.
  • One more, You know you’re Nigerian if you ever tried to describe Nigeria to your American friends as, “Like Jamaica.” 
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