The use of clay as a healing and beauty regimen has long been adopted by various cultures like the Indians and Egyptians since the ancient times for a good reason. Clay, a powerful detoxifying, balancing and energizing agent is still a popular addition to many beauty-enthusiasts’ regimens today….
Green tea is en vogue darling. It is the least processed type of tea, made from un-oxidized leaves. Any food with antioxidants is a must-have and green tea is LOADED with antioxidants and nutrients with powerful effects on the body….
In case in you missed it, Breast Cancer awareness has been in vogue this October. So let me take this opportunity to appreciate the great health-care professionals that participated in breast cancer tests and all people that involved themselves with media outlets to spread awareness.
Elle Afrique is an all female Blogzine by African Women set to Empower, Celebrate and Unite women. I recently joined this inspiring sisterhood and will be featuring some of my posts on ElleAfrique.com
This is my first of many blog posts…Enjoy!
You know that corner on your dressing table, the one with piled up containers of skincare products that you don’t use but can’t throw away because you spent a good amount of money on them; and for some reason you have convinced yourself that there will come a time when you will need them yet you only seem to pile product after product. Hello Stasher!!!
“Girl you have to teach me how to do make-up,” is a phrase I hear too often. I love giving people make up tips. I could talk make-up all day. So today instead of telling you what products are really cool, how about I tell you some of the things a lot of people do with their make-up that are “not cool”. Let’s start the countdown!
Funny how I had serious second thoughts about these bracelets while perusing through the Nordstrom jewelry section, only to end up loving them so much as to want to get another pair, just in case the odds were against me and I lost the first one (does anyone else buy 2 of something they love so much…I do that all the time). When I wear them together, they somehow get intertwined and form some sort of star shape. I love a unique bracelet and these are really classy.
Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed – Champagne Pop
Everyone is strobing lately, if you’re not…well…you could start with this almost sold out shimmering highlight. This is a classic show up to your friend’s birthday party looking like you the birthday girl product. It’s not easy to find highlighters that have a light gold finish, and this one is perfect. Check out my review here.
F by Ferragamo Perfumed body lotion
The perfume is one of my all-time favorite scents. Packaged in one of the most beautiful bottles ever, it has a defined feminine presence, for the woman that knows what she wants. Even though I love exploring with fragrances, I like to have this one around me every now and then. I have a type when it comes to fragrances. I like spicy with some amber, a hint of floral, something sweet like vanilla or caramel and yet defined with some musk or sandalwood. The lotion is a good base for a lot of my perfumes.
Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Extreme!
Besides my undying love for the Better than Sex mascara, I am seriously attracted to this genius lash extension system. I’m talking double the length…possibly triple on your actual lashes without dealing with lash glue and needing college worthy skills to apply false lashes. This is your typical Non Make Up Artist product that will make you look like a pro! Review here.
Stila Shape & Shade Custom Contour Duo
You can tell by the pic how much I’m into this product. When it comes to make up products, I like to use them a couple of times before doing a review. I have used this on a number of makeup posts like here and here and I actually love it. My fight with concealer kits is that they always have about four colors and I only need two, a shade lighter and a shade darker than my skin tone. All this color correcting business is taken care of by using good skin care products. Apart from the fact that this kit has exactly what I need, I especially love that its packaging is wide enough to dip my beauty blender or brushes without making a mess. Also, it doesn’t crease easily and is buildable from sheer to full coverage, depending on what you prefer.
Versace Eros Pour Femme
Hope your weekend was awesome. Xoxo…B
I can’t recall the last time I wore blue eye shadow. It’s like one of those colors people are petrified of out of the fear of looking ghetto. Believe me even I was scared, so I thought I would try the color out when headed to the movies which would make the perfect distraction for the public in-case things went sour. Initially the look didn’t turn out so well. I tried to make a smoky eye with the blue and a black shade…disaster. I then fixed it using a dark brown so it wouldn’t be so harsh. Honestly how do ppl wear black eye shadow? The results still looked a bit dull so I lightened it up by using a yellowish-brown in the corner of my eyes, and I was pretty impressed with how things turned out. Do you like?
I included pics of the brushes I used to create the look in case you wanna try. When it comes to eye shadow I usually have 2 brushes of each kind, one for lighter shades and browns close to my skin tone and the other for dark shades and shades with color.
This is my transition color (whose name I completely forgot…sorry) but it’s from mac and it matches my skin tone, which is what a transition color should do. I use the smudging brush to put it all over my eyes right after I put on eye shadow primer. I also use it at the end to smooth out any harsh unblended lines, so everything looks nice and smooth.
I then put on the dark blue on my lid using the dark shades smudge brush. The shimmer blue goes on at the end after all the other colors have been added just to accentuate the pop of blue.
The dark brown help create my smoky look. I use a thicker dome shaped blending shadow brush because it picks up more color.
Other beauty products used:
Eye shadow primer: Too Faced Shadow insurance
Foundation Primer: Hourglass Mineral veil primer
Brows: Wet n Wild eyeliner (Pretty in mink)
Lashes: Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara
Eye Liner: Marc Jacobs Gel liner
Foundation: Marc Jacobs Gel Genius No. 86
Conceal/Contour: Stila shape and shade custom contour duo (Deep)
Blush: NARS Shadow/Blush (Persia)
Lip Liner: Sephora (Berry Me)
Lipgloss: Marc Jacobs high shine (Pink Steam)