Thursday, June 15, 2017

Purple Reign

Yasss! Purple symbolizes royalty, and I am going all regal with this purple look that I absolutely love. The lipstick is from the Milani amore  metallic collection, and it is called raving matte. I absolutely love the vibrant color—and the formular—amazing! The dominant eyeshadow, fantasy, is a purplish pink by colour pop cosmetics. All combined together, we got a purple reign going on. Love it!

Have a lovely weekend chicas.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Party like it's 1999!


The 90s- the greatest era ever! From music, to fashion, and even slangs, the 90s was totally rad! As a nod to this era, my friends and I decided to host a 90s themed party last summer. From crop tops to hot pants, lumber jack shirts to chokers, everyone was dressed to nines (pun intended!). 

One of the highlights of the party was a DIY photo booth wall that I set up. With the fun and colorful props, the photo wall had everyone posing and clicking away. Because my camera was stationary for most of the night, I was not able to catch a lot of the non-posed action. However, I caught some live video action at the beginning of the party. See below.  

Enjoy...

I came through with the silver lipstick and fake beauty mole that plagued the late nineties
She said she was Carrie Bradshaw from 1998--lol

Aaliyah came through y'all!



Miss Kay came dressed as Patra, the Jamaican dancehall singer from the early to mid 90s
Chilling with Patra
Selfie time
Look, we even had Nigerian candy from way back


Live action!


That's all folks. Have a great weekend

Monday, April 03, 2017

Ombre Orange


Hey chicas, It's a make up post today--whoop! 

This one is for those lazy days. You want a glam look, but do not want to put in the work. This look was super easy, as I only used two shades of eye shadows. The colors were different shades of the same color, so blending was easy peasy (a win for lazy days!). For the entire eyelid, I used Inglot Matte Eyeshadow in Orange-AMC 51 and MAC Cosmetic pigment,
 copper sparkle in the inner corner. And My favorite vamp lipstick came through with that extra pow!


...and voila
Foundation: Maybelline FIT ME! Matte + Poreless Foundation | Powder: MAC Studio Fix Powder
Highlight: LA Girl Cosmetic Concealer in Medium beige + Ben Nye Banana Powder | Contour: Black Radiance Concealer Stick in Dark [8003]
Lipstick: Raven Claw by LA Splash Cosmetics
That's all folks. Have a great week.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Charlotte, NC: NODA, UpTown, and lots of colorful walls


 When I travel out of state for weddings or any other functions, I make it a point of duty to explore the city. After paying for a flight and hotel, it is not enough for me to only attend the event I came for. I want to get my money's worth and see other parts of the city too. So last summer, when I had the opportunity to visit North Carolina for a family function, I immediately started making plans to maximize the time I had in Charlotte. I only had about 36 hours and I wasn't able to see a lot, but I had fun with the little that I saw. 
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I touched down in North Carolina at about noon, and after getting our rental and checking into the hotel, a stroll in streets of Uptown Charlotte followed.


There are many cool wall paintings in Uptown Charlotte and this smiling face was the first one I posed with
Then did my thing with Elvis
My tush may not be as big, but thought i'd imitate this pretty wall painting ;)



Soon it was lunch time, and we headed to Epic Centre to get our grub on
Admiring my bangles while waiting for lunch. Available at Chic Therapy Store
Cocktails are always a good idea


After cocktails and enchiladas at Vida Cantina, I freshened up at the hotel and headed on out to go party with my family




Ended the fun family gathering with a dab session
The next morning, my cousin and I hit the eclectic and artsy neighborhood of North Davidson (NoDa).  Although we got there too early, we were able to soak  some vibe of the historic arts district
Color! There was color everywhere in NoDa 
Red + Blue = Purple


How cute :-)
Definitely no shortage of color in NoDa
Then we came across this cool wall mural

On our way back to Uptown Charlotte, on North Tryon St, we came across this color block wall, and of course I jumped out of the car to take some shots.


How fun is this wall


Have a great weekend guys!