Thursday, July 25, 2013

Toning, Bleaching Creams, Skin Lightening?????

Recently, I have noticed that the new trend going on among Nigerian ladies is toning. Most ladies are trying to get that spotless, even and light skin and the processes they go through can be very expensive and interesting. Back in the days, it was referred to as 'bleaching', but now the process has been

Ladies use toning creams to brighten or maintain the skin complexion and in some cases to make the skin glow. But lately I have noticed that to get a fairer skin, it's the entire skin that gets bleached.

The new trend now is the Egyptian salts, Egyptian milk - Kamana and the likes of it.

Creams with hydroquinone is a strong inhibitor of melanine production, the substance that is responsible for dark skin color. It’s been banned in many countries including Nigeria because of its risk of causing skin cancer.

Now ladies who want to go lighter go for Egyptian Milk otherwise known as Kamana Egyptian milk. Another option is the Glutanova injections which gives a whiter skin while removing all kinds of blemishes like scars and pigmentation.

There other products out there that ladies also use, if they can't afford the Egyptian milks and the rest and these products also give good results according to reviews online. There are: Makari, Meladerm, Skin Success....etc.... but the question for me, is how healthy are they? I'll probably never know since I don't use them, so I can't give reviews, but if you have used it, and it worked for you, your comments are most welcomed. Why can't we be okay with the complexion of our skins, why do we have to go through the hassles of becoming 'oyibos'. And if in the feature complications arise, then story would change. After Egyptian milk what next, Kalahari sand, or Bar beach water????....

I ran into a friend recently, I knew her as a dark complexioned person, but that was like 10 years back, but seeing her the other day, she was white looking, I had walked past her without realising who she was, she had to call my name to draw my attention. (the babe don turn oyibo finish o). Well who am i to judge abi, whatever rocks her boat and every other lady out there. To be sincere, she looked quite good and, i guess being light pays of sha....

My Look of the Day- Smokey Eye Look

Hey guys,

A friend accused me yesterday that she had never seen me without makeup on, that my face is always well made up, and it got me wondering how true was that?. Well, to prove her wrong, I decided to show up at work today without makeup, but an hour later everyone was asking me if I woke up on the wrong side of the bed....lmao.....So I changed my mind and put my best face forward..

 So this is me without makeup, how terrible do I look? And the next picture is me after....

And this moi after.........(makeup good sha but all thesame, I don't think I look all that bad without makeup. So what do you think of the smokey eye look, I dont wear this look often, but I think it suits me.
Products used:

  • Orekelewa Foundation by Tara - Color 45 
  • Orekelewa concealer
  • Davis brown eye pencil - color 18
  • Sleek eye shadow palette
  • HiP Shadow due- I used it to highlight my brows
  • Maybelline the Colossal Volume Express Mascara
  • Revlon ColorStay liquid liner -Black
  • Wine colored blush (Can't remember the name)
  • Mac- Ruby Woo
  • And a big fat black eye

You can try re-creating this look's very easy to do

Monday, July 15, 2013

Phunmie's Bridal Makeup

Hi peeps,

Just wanted to share one of my recent bridal jobs with you all...This was for Funmi (nee) Lewis (don't know what her new surname is wedding day. Please enjoy and give back your constructive criticism and comments........

 I enjoyed working with her, she was so pleasant and full of respect. View more after pics of her after the cut.....

Friday, July 12, 2013

Meet the Contestants for the 2013 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria

 The 2013 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant will hold on the 20th of July in Bayelsa State. See the rest of the contestants after the cut......

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

R.I.P One of Nigeria's Finest and Talented Makeup Artist- Adenike Ogungbe of Ewar Makeovers

This is really a sad one, I don't know what the nature of her death was, but it's just sad that young people are  dying this days. It just makes us wonder on a lot of things. How much we hold on to this life while in other sense God has other plans for us. I can only pray that the family she left behind, God would give them the strength to bear this great tragedy and keep them. Rest in Peace dear one, you were quite an inspiration and role model to alot of us up coming makeup artists and your works would always be a reference point.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Product Review - Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF15

Hi everyone,

Did you miss me?....So I keep getting remarks on how I have a great skin, smooth, acne free and so forth. My friends ask me what products I am using and I should introduce them to it. The truth is that, I can't say I exactly have a beauty routine I keep to or a particular product, I'll just say, I believe I have been blessed with the type of skin i've got. Sometimes i even find it hard to even cleanse my face before going to bed (I don't recommend this to anyone o), that's just me being lazy.

A couple of months back I stumbled on a product at Giants Store- Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream and my curious mind led me to buy this product. Despite my flawless skin, I have seen some changes since using this product and I am going to share my review with you all.

  • For my skin complexion, I would say it did wonders. If you want to even out your skin tone, I believe it's a great product.
  • It contains a certain amount of retinol which I learnt helps improve the appearance and texture of aging skin especially if used long term. (Who doesn't want to look younger?)
  • It's oil-free and when applied, gives your skin a smooth feeling.
  • I don't like to wear anything that would feel heavy on my face, but this feels very light and it isn't greasy.
  • And as I like to go with affordable...(cheap skate, it's inexpensive therefore making it easy to be part of your daily routine.
  • If you have a super sensitive skin, I would not be so quick to recommend this to you, because you have to be sure it would work for you or not. But as far as my normal to combination skin is concerned, it worked perfectly and I am definitely going to be using this product again, till I feel differently, I'll let you know if I do..*winks*
that's the clearest pic of myself I could get