Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How to Apply False Lashes

Since I am in the spirit of giving out free lashes, let's talk about how to apply them.  False lashes are gives a luscious look that our real lashes even with the aid of mascara can not achieve. Alot of times, we shy away from them because we believe that the application process is tedious and tiring, but it isn't that difficult at all.

False lashes come in two major types, individual lashes and strip lashes. For this section, I'll talk on the strip lashes, cuz they are faster to apply and it can be re-used again. Also its easy to remove after useage.

Here is a step to step application process:-

Time required: 10-15 minutes

Resources required:

Fake eyelashes - Strip lashes
Eyelash glue


1. Trim the fake eyelash as per your wish

The length of the fake eyelashes available in the market is much longer than you actually require. This is because different people want different different look and this extra length of the eyelash provides them the flexibility to trim the fake eyelash as per their wish. You also have to trim the eyelashes so they fit your eye length. Cut the eyelashes in half if you prefer a less dramatic look and apply these fake eyelashes only on the outer corners of your eyes.

2. Apply a light strip eyelash glue on the fake eyelash

The fake eyelash cannot stay at its place by its own, you have to use the eyelash glue. The eyelash glue is applied as a light strip along the base of the trimmed eyelashes. However, don't just place these fake eyelashes immediately after applying the glue, you have to let it dry for about 10 to 15 seconds before it becomes ready to be placed.

3. Place the fake eyelashes at the required place

Using tweezers, grip one set of the fake eyelashes. Tweezers provide you a better grip while holding fake eyelashes rather than holding by hands, so that you can place the eyelashes precisely at the place where you want it to be. Using the tweezers, place the fake eyelashes as close to the base of your own eyelashes as possible. Starting from the outer corner of the eyelashes, you have to work your way slowly towards the middle followed by the inner corner. However, the eyelash glue will take some time before it becomes firm enough to hold the eyelash at its place, so, you have to hold the eyelashes in its place for about 15 seconds so that they are firm and will not fall off.

4. Apply a coat of mascara

The newly placed fake eyelashes will not appear to be natural until you blend them with your own eyelashes. This 'blending' can be done with the help of mascara. Apply a coat of mascara on the entire length of your eyelashes including the real and the fake ones. This will give you a more natural look. Use a black eyeliner if you come across any sort of gaps in between.

Frequently asked question:

Q. How can I remove fake eyelashes?

  • Use a washcloth to apply warm water to your eye area. Hold this cloth for some time. This is done in order to soften the glue which was applied on the fake eyelashes.
  • Try gently pulling a few of the fake eyelashes using the tweezers. However, if you still face difficulty in removing them because of the glue, then move on to the next step.
  • Using a cotton ball, apply some olive oil or mineral based makeup remover. Keep your eyes closed and then place this cotton ball along the line of your eyelashes. The glue gets removed completely because of this, thus making it easier to remove the fake eyelashes.
  • Gently peel away the fake eyelashes using the tweezers. However, be careful that you don't tug on them, otherwise, you can remove your natural eyelashes also.
Quick Tips

  • It becomes harder to remove them, if you sleep in fake eyelashes.Things to watch out for:
  • Be careful that you don't use too much glue, otherwise, it might get into your eyes. If it happens then wash your eyes immediately.
  • Always clean with gentle soap and water if you are reusing the fake eyelashes.

Source: Beautyramp

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Men vs beauty products

Beauty has always been associated only with women. But, now the men are also beginning to pay attention to how they look and more and more products are being designed for them.....Yes, we are talking about the beauty industry with "Men included".

The men now want to look and feel their best. They keep themselves updated with latest trends by glancing through various fashion magazines, watching fashion television channels and even fashion talks within their friend circles. The thought that talking about "beauty products" is "girlie", does not hold true today. According to the industry experts, the next "in" and the most profitable segment in the beauty product industry is "Men's beauty products". and this has nothing to do with being gay or having female tendencies (no offence to gays)

And why not? If men spend money for buying a good cologne or denim, they can definitely spend money on something that makes them look handsome as well. Just like they go to the gym to keep their body fit and maintain its shape, they can take care of their skin and face too, provided that products are available to them. With growing availability of "the customized solutions”, men stay no behind in using them.

Thinking of where the beauty product industry for men is heading and what kinds of product are men expecting in future? It has been speculated that with changing times, men also yearn to look young forever. This implies a huge potential for anti ageing creams for men to creep in. They would definitely sell like hot cakes. Adding to this, guys seem to have a lot of problems regarding acne during their adolescence and hence, some products to drive away this problem is also a must. Hope the beauty industry is hearing this!

So guys out there, its not for the ladies alone to look good, you also have the opportunity to aswell. And dont you just find this 3 guys so cute?.....I

Cued: Beautyramp

Monday, May 21, 2012

PYJAMAS...Is This The New Fashion Trend??

Stumbled across this online, and it got me wondering, is PJ a new fashion trend now? stylists and fashion consultants can you guys help answer this?...It's really interesting if now you wanna go watch a movie, and you can go dressed in your pyjamas. lol......guess we are done with the boy jackets and bandage skirts and colour blocking styles......

Our Very Own Renowned Label Lanre DaSilva Ajayi Debuts on Italian Online Fashion Retail Store

On Friday 4th May 2012, Vogue Italia and‘s project - Discovered in Africa by Vogue Italia exclusively on, was brought to life and declared open for everyone to shop for beautiful collections by going directly to


Italian online fashion retail store – and Vogue Italia have managed to raise awareness of young talents including LDA, who might otherwise have remained unknown to the international retail market by providing this unique business opportunity.The combined project of Vogue Italia and - Discovered in Africa by Vogue Italia exclusively on will be featured in the May Edition of Vogue. Federico Marchetti (Founder/CEO, Yoox Group) said “It’s a great project, because we have a great person supervising it (Franca Sozzani). Our costumers will be very much in love with some of the designers creations, because they are simply fantastic”

LDA creates pieces that are unique in style and combines pattern, print, exquisite and even traditional fabrics to produce day wear, evening wear, gowns and cocktail dresses that bridge time and make the label successful. The brand has been featured in various African and international media including Vogue Black, ARISE Magazine, Daily Mail,,, ITN News,,, Reuters UK and Centric/BET.

Source: Bellanaija

Nollywood’s Superstars grace the Cover of Hollywood Weekly Magazine’s May Issue

E4 PR in conjunction with Hollywood Weekly Magazine and Hollywood Weekly TV, feature Nollywood’s superstars (Desmond Elliot, Jackie Appiah, Joseph Benjamin and Monalisa Chinda) on its May 2012 Issue.

I have to say, Nollywood is definitely going international and global....big thumbs up to them..

J.LO For the June Issue of Vogue Magazine

The singer, who was shot by renowned fashion photographer, Mario Testino, posed in array of bathing suits, all designed by notable fashion labels including Gucci and Chanel  for the June edition of fashion magazine, Vogue‘s ‘Body Heat’.

During her interview in the magazine, the former American Idol judge said she’s always taken care of her physique. ‘When I was in my twenties, I used to work out all the time. I was a fiend about it, and now that I am a mom and I’m more mature, I don’t get to work out as much, but I stay very active’ she said.

I haven't given birth to any child yet o, and I can't even boast of such a body. How do they have bodies like that, cuz I work out aswell. J.LO, I surely do envy you o...that's the real truth...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My Look of The Week.....Ojy Okpe on The Cover of The New Issue Of Complete Fashion Magazine


This issue of StyleMania Magazine features Biola Alabi, the MD Mnet Africa and she speaks on the innovations at Mnet presently as well as Big Brother Africa-the Couple Game, which started a few days ago. This issue also features fashion editorials with Oluchi Orlandi, Ojy Okpe, Millen Magese and profiles of  prominent figures such as Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Evelyn Oputu, Deola Sagoe, Tara Fela-Durotoye to name a few..........

Over Plucked Eyebrows.......

This is something a lot of we ladies suffer from, and once we try to grow them back, they just don't look as good as you want them too. And you end up having one eyebrow different from the other. Me for one, am affected by this.

Here is an article we can all learn from:

Can over tweezed brows ever grow back?

Read more after the cut

Hi Guys

Hey everyone, I haven't been so regular on my blog lately. It's been a crazy period for me, these past month. Like I said before, I am juggling between, my regular week day work, makeup jobs, schooling and also being married, I have to say, it hasn't been easy. And that has made updating my blog to suffer. Make una no vex, I would try harder *smiley face*... Some of you might say, 'y not drop the week day job and take up the makeup aspect fully', the truth is, it isn't that time yet if you know what I mean. But bit by bit I am getting there.

Today for instance, I was able to get the day off from work, and I was called upon to do a makeover for about 15 OAPs of a Lagos Radio station, which included men aswell, and for me, that was a great use of my day off . I'll, post the pictures soon enough as soon as the their website is up and running. So you see what I mean by I am getting there.

I would try to update today, and get back to my reading, cuz I have an exam coming up soon. So have fun viewing my blog and if you have a makeover job for me, don't hesitate to holla.........

Love ya.......