Ruby Woo by Mac Cosmetics, was the first matte lipstick I owned. I remember wondering to myself 20 minutes after applying it if I had bought an expired one!…
I was working as an assistant in for a “Tutor hiring program” in my junior year at TSU, when a polite young lady walked in to hand-in her tutor application. You could have told me that two years later I would be her wedding photographer and I could have laughed in your face, for I had neither a camera nor the skills.
Karine and I joined the TSU Pharmacy Doctorate program in the same year. It was one day while we were working and she was having a conversion with another classmate of ours, Racheal about her wedding plans and how photographers were so expensive, that Racheal who had seen some of my beginner shots told her I had a camera and I would give her a great price since I was just starting out. Karine approached me and the first thing I said to her was, “You do realize you’re asking an unskilled beginner photographer to take pictures of one of the most important days of your life.” Even I wouldn’t pick me to be my wedding photographer. I told her I would shoot for free, so that if it doesn’t work out, I owe them nothing. I must say having the task of shooting this wedding, made me more serious about improving my picture-taking skills. I bought a new lens and I started offering to shoot small parties for free, so that I could be ready for the big day!
Just when I thought I had a heavy task on my hands already, Karine said she liked how I do my make-up and insisted I do her wedding make up. That made me super nervous cos being responsible for someone’s appearance on her day…That’s Big! There’s no space for mess ups. Endless subscriptions to YouTube makeup artists, 10 million visits to Sephora and three make-up trials later, I glammed up the now Mrs. Atem for her wedding. (Fun Fact: Karine spent over $100 buying foundation, powder and other stuff…turns out she got the wrong shade and we ended up using my foundation and powder on her wedding day. I told the chic in MAC she was using the wrong shade as she applied a sample on Karine but she insisted…this is why I’m #TeamNars). We settled for a simple sweet look with golden earth tones of eye shadow and neutral pink lips.
I say, anyone can own a camera, but the perfect shot, lies within the eye of passion. I am not a talented photographer, but I am passionate about the art of capturing and sealing a memory forever. I have loved taking pictures all my life and having this opportunity was and will always be very memorable for me.
All the select pictures are in the video and a few have been added to the post.
I hope you all enjoy….xoxo Buba.
Hey July Lovers, am I the only one who budgets for their cheque prior to its arrival? Like I literally go to my favorite stores and save stuff in my shopping cart, so that when I “Cash in” all I have to do is click “Purchase Items“…(CAUTION!!! This Practice is not for the faint hearted. Can lead to excessive instant poverty, bankruptcy and painful yet tolerable suffering. If you choose to tread this daring path, clear all rent and credit card payments, spare some gas money and have some very loving friends that will share their food with you hahaha…not that I’ve been a victim).
I follow a number of fashion blogs and some of the prices of the clothes these bloggers post are ridiculous! I know I’m not the only human in my twenties who’s not trying to buy a $300 dress. Don’t get me wrong, I live for quality, but I’m not crazy to buy $60 flip flops. I know how to hunt good sales…well, truth is they all come directly to my email so… Anyway, if you got some change to blow, and you want to treat yourself, here are a few affordable ideas, hand picked by yours truly, to spice up your summer.
For $42.97, this shoe is not just a must have, its wardrobe staple. The silver strap holds the shoe in place so it doesn’t slip off and the suede finish just classy. Designer shoes don’t get more affordable than this.
I imagine myself wearing this $39.99 Blazer with a plain white dress, or any plain dress with neon strappy sandals….Yesss!
I was going for my birthday party last weekend, and my outfit needed a black purse, and that’s when I realized I DON’T OWN A BLACK clutch!!! That’s so weird cos you’d expect everyone to own a black clutch but I didn’t. Funny, but every time I go to a store, I tend to pick up the more diverse colors and skip the black stuff. The dress was already gold and black and sparkly so nothing else could work. I found this perfect Cross body at Nordstrom and when I saw the price, $23.98, I didn’t ask twice…walked straight to check out. Its Pentagon shape is so unique and chic plus you can dress it up or down.
These box clutches are “very in”. The store has one in black, white and blush. $38 and you’re #teamtrendy.
See how lace can turn boring into sexy in 3 seconds? Asos can never do you wrong! The skirt is $38.11…if you ask me…worth it!
One of my favorite beauty products…I even have another review with it. Origins Active Charcoal Mask for $24 cleans your pores by absorbing all the eeek stuff. I like to use it on the weekends, kind of like a detox for all the make-up I have been wearing all week.
How cute are these summery shorts. Bridge the gap between casual and chic with this $28.58 cutie pair.
I love the unique color of this GbyGuess bracelet for only $9.95. Also available in gold.
Now this Asos dress is a little over $50, $51.45 to be exact, but for all this classiness, we can spare a dollar or two. Totally Summer-Certified and sexy.
Glam you’re lips with bite beauty. Their whole line of products is impressive and this Lipstick Duo has the Day to night all in one stick…for $12!
I live in Texas and this light shirt dress is a “must have” if you plan to survive this heat. Shape it up with a skinny belt and for $16 you’re good to go.
I’m one of those creeps who won’t put chemicals on my face or in my hair ya’ll… natural stuff only but that’s a story for another day. Anyway here’s one of my personal favorites. This Juice beauty Hydrating mist for $22 makes your face feel fresh, bright and toned. The sun will have nothing on you.
What are your favorite products this season?