Monday, 22 September 2014

PICTORIAL | How i do my eyebrows

***Lengthy post alert!!!***
B.E.Autiful people,
Hope you all are doing good.
Following the ‘cut-crease’ pictorial, here comes the eyebrow tutorial.
Now, before we begin, i would like to make some things clear……
Firstly, this is how i love to do MY OWN brows……Some like ‘em dark, some like ‘em long, some like ‘em bold and overly sculpted…..but me, i like ‘em light and natural – looking *you get?*.




I dunno, but i just feel that if i make my brows darker and overly and sharply sculpted, i would end up looking like a real-life doll *my own opinion though*. I mean, i see those beautifully dark, sharp and precisely perfect brows that look like they were measured with a ruler and a compass, and i admire them from a distance but i just don’t like doing mine that way……every mallam with his kettle *shrugs*.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Office looks #05

Beauties....
I can't believe September is just about to end *sad face*, my best month of the year….of course you know why.
So, i’ve decided to start speaking igbo to my kids at home *again* ‘cos i really want them to learn their mother-tongue. I said ‘again’ because i’ve tried it several times, and somehow i just give up because i always feel like they don’t understand me. So each time i start, i speak it to them for a few days and then i switch to English. And that witty ‘lil Mish is always like …….
“What did you say?”
“What is that?”
“Mummy speak what i would hear joooor!”.
It’s not like they don’t understand igbo at all…… sometimes they actually do, and sometimes they even try to repeat sentences after me, but i want them to be better. I’m really grateful to my parents for making it mandatory that we spoke only igbo at home when we were little shidrens……it helped us a lot. Of course we started with english at first, and then they passed the law at home, so we spoke igbo till we became soooo fluent at it.


I’m from Awka, and i speak our dialect veeeery well. Infact, when i speak igbo outside, people can immediately tell that i’m an Awka indigene. My dad also imbibed the culture of reading igbo into us all…… i and my siblings read igbo so well! He made us read verses from the igbo bible every morning. I really didn’t get what the big deal was then, but i do now. I really want my kids to be able to speak their language, so i’ve decided to speak it persistently to them at home whether they understand it or not.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

PICTORIAL | 'Cut-crease'

Good morning beauties....
So due to popular demand, i did a ‘cut-crease’ pictorial. The last ‘cut-crease’ i did was christened 'Moonlight' ‘cos of the silver color i used, however for the one i did in this pictorial, i added a twist…..i flicked the wings out and changed the color of the eyeshadow.




Some ladies really loved 'Moonlight' and so they demanded for a pictorial *they are also demanding an eyebrow pictorial too….loool!*. But i have to ask, are you ladies planning to wear the ‘cut-crease’ look out in the day time? How brave!! *i never chop liver reash like that*. For me, it’s rather intense to wear out in the public of igwe mmadu (in public) where everybody can see.

This post should have been up yesterday, but i really don’t understand what was up with my wifi connection. This morning, it got better, so here goes…..

Monday, 15 September 2014

Q & A | How can i prevent oil from sliding my makeup off my face?

Hiya!
Apparently, i was kinda misunderstood yesterday when i introduced the Q & A series. It was totally my fault though because i don’t think i was very clear about it. Ok, so lemme explain it better below…..
I always get questions from my readers through email, questions regarding skin care and makeup. A lot of people have beauty concerns and questions which they need answers to, so they usually email me with them. I’m certain that other bloggers get such emails too.
Usually, what i do when i receive such emails is that i reply them personally via email too. But like i pointed out yesterday, the problem with that is that when i answer one person’s question, someone mails me some other time asking the same question……not once, not twice, not even thrice…..a lot!
So i decided to start up this Q & A series. In this series, for every post i would publish one of the letters i receive via email and some of the questions i receive via BBM, and i would answer the question in the same post. That way, readers with the same beauty concerns would get the answers they need without having to go through the trouble of sending me an email *i really hope its clearer now*.
Ok, here is the first post in the Q & A series…….

“ B’nD, please i have a very oily face. As in, my face is always shining. It’s so bad that i no longer apply makeup because if i do, everything cleans off fast and my face continues shining. This is so annoying and i need help. I really love makeup, and i would love to apply it and look as good as other ladies. What can i do about it? Can you help me?” Ifeyinwa.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Introducing the 'Q & A Series'.

Hiya Ladies!
Why are weekends sooooo short? Ahn-ahn! You go to bed on Friday night, and before you know it, you wake up and “BAM” It’s Monday morning! Eeeees it good? Eeeees it fair? I think the federal gofament should look into it ooo! Something has to be done.
Okay, let’s get serious.


Did i mention a few posts ago that i would be starting a ‘Q & A Series’? I didn’t? *my bad*.
I decided on it a while ago because like most beauty bloggers, i keep getting questions about skin care and makeup from different readers. I answer these questions to the best of my knowledge and ability, and right after i answer one question, someone else asks the same question again. I answer, and the question comes yet again only in a different format and with different words.
So i came up with the idea of starting a ‘Q & A Series’ where i would post questions frequently asked by my readers and also my answer below the questions. The idea behind this series is that if i do it this way, readers who have the same questions can get to benefit from the answer that would be given and this would save them the trouble of sending emails, and save me the trouble of answering the same question repeatedly. Hey…I might even collaborate with some other beauty bloggers and get them to answer some of the questions!
I’ll be starting the series this week *by HIS grace*, and it won't be limited to specific days *like the Facials Fridays series*, rather i would post them spontaneously.
Now before that, i would have to loud say this…….
I am NOT a dermatologist, but i happen to have basic knowledge of beauty and skin care. It is this knowledge that i am ever willing to share with you ladies, and if in any case i have to refer you to a trained dermatologist, i would do so.

Now, ‘hask haway’!
Besos amigos.

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Thursday, 11 September 2014

Ombre 101 | How to achieve 'ombre' lips.

Howdy…..
I hope today went well……if it didn’t, there’s tomorrow anyway.
So after i mentioned doing an ‘Ombre lips’ pictorial in yesterday’s post, i went to bed thinking about it and i was like “Why wait? Why not do it right away?”. So this evening after i woke up from a reeeally long nap *body no be fire wood*, i set to work.
I did 4 different colors of ‘Ombre’…..Black and red, Black and purple, Pink and white, Brown and white. Using step-by-step pictures, I’m going to show you how i got the lips done.


*WARNING! This post is loaded with pictures….31 of them atink…….so brace yourselves*
Before we start, here are some points you should note…
·      The key to perfect ‘ombre’ lips is blending. You need to blend the colors well into each other .
·      Using a lip gloss is not a must, but it helps you blend the colors perfectly.
·      You only need to blend out the area where the two colors meet….don’t over-blend.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Office looks #04

Good evening…..
Here’s the fourth look in the ‘Office looks’ series.


I did shimmery gold eyes paired with berry/plum lips *that is not purple ooo!* . I remember that the day i did this look, the weather was gloomy and the lighting outside was poor, so the pictures ended up looking washed out. I’m sure that if i knew how to handle my DSLR camera better, i might have been able to figure out a setting that would have defied the gloomy weather and given me beautiful pictures.

WINNERSSS!!!!!

Hey ladies!
Good morning.
I‘m so sorry that this post wasn’t up yesterday…….lemme just say yesterday was one of ‘those’ days. No giggles, no sunshine, no nothing *shrugs shoulders*. I guess it was just an accumulation of sad thoughts that caused it. Was there a straw that broke the camel’s back? Nope, not really……i just woke up like that *shrugs again*  imagine that! Anyway, today is faaar better than yesterday *thank God*.
Sooooooooo we have our winners!


Who might they be? Let’s see….

Monday, 8 September 2014

Eeeeeeeeeees mai birthday!!! | Birthday giveaway!

Hey! Hey! Hey!
It’s that day of the year again….it’s my day! On this day many many many many years ago, a star was born *bats eyelashes*.
This morning, it hit me… i AM old!! *nope, i won’t tell you how old i am….stop asking me jooor!*




I gave myself a birthday makeover….and of course it had to be smokey eyes *my love for smokey eyes shall never die…loool*. I paired it with gorgeous pink and white ombre lips to match the pink in the crease.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

B 'n D Makeover | Ft. Vivi

Hello ladies.....

Vivi is family, and she came by the studio yesterday on her way to a wedding for a quick makeover