Monday, 21 March 2011

Drassick Feat. JayJay - Round & Round [Official Music Video]

This is a video of upcoming musician Drassick featuring Jay Jay in this new catchy tune "Round & round"
I had the priviledge of doing the make up on Drassick and the gorgeous lady in the video. Hope you like it. Pleas do feel free to comment on it. Remain beautiful x

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


As humans, we all want our hair looking fabulous all the time if possible. We straighten, use chemicals, colors, hot combs and do so many things to our hair all in the bid to look nice. There is nothing wrong with looking nice and having your hair at its utmost best.The right steps do need to be taken though to attain the look you want for your hair.

To keep your hair looking its best; here are a few DOs and DONTs of mine.

1. DO wash your hair at least once in 2weeks.
2. DO trim the split ends of  your hair .
3. DO have a deep conditioning treatment as often as possible and with almond oil if scalp is dry.(at least once a month)
4. DO use a conditioner after every wash
5. DO allow your hair have a resting period in between weaves and any form of extensions.
6. DO alternate between styles to take pressure off hairline and crown of hair/head
7. DO moisturise hair with a hair moisturiser
8. DO wrap hair in silk scarf when going to bed to avoid rubbing against cotton pillow cases. Hair will loose moisture.
9. DO feel free to try on a wig at the hair shop to determine if a certain hairstyle suits you
10. DO always ask your hairstylist about the progress of your hair 

1. DO NOT use straighteners all the time on your hair.It thins it out
2. DO NOT apply heavy oil products on your hair. It weighs it down and restricts movement of the hair
3. DO NOT pull your hair too tightly in ponytails. You damage your hairline
4. DO NOT do too much of the same hairstlyes that put pressure on the same points of your hair/ head.
5. DO NOT have a full head weave done immediately after a relaxer chemical treatment. Its too much pressure all at once. Have a few tracks put in instead.
6. DO NOT just apply any colour to your hair. Make sure you do a 24hr skin test with a bit of the colour on your skin before usage. This is to ensure you are not allergic to it.
7.DO NOT make your relaxer applications too frequent. At least 8 week intervals in-between relaxer appointments.
8. DO NOT scratch scalp before relaxer appointments,;else you burn quickly even with barrier creams.
9. DO NOT  frequently use bonding glue on your hair. Glue takes quite a portion of the hair out when being taken out.
10. DO NOT leave braids in for too long. Maximum of 6 weeks.

These are my basic DOs and DONTs. Your hair would thank you for showing it so much love. 
Remain Beautiful. x 


Get your glow on!
I don’t know about you, but Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez always influence me to get a fabulous glow when I see their beautiful and gorgeous tans!!! Unfortunately, I have had my fair share of the tanning to know that getting into a tanning bed is definitely a- NO!
Instead of putting my skin at risk, I decided to take a trip to the drugstore and get my self-tanner on!!!!  It's a little publicized secret.  A lot of those glowing complexions celebrities sport down the red carpet during awards season are the product of a little clever use of self-tanning products.  Let’s face it, we all have a little celebrity sparkle in us, so we all deserve to have a great celebrity glow.  Here is what I found to offer the fair skinned celebrities among us the best in the three great self-tanners for the most natural looking results.
Neutrogena Build A Tan Lotion gives a VERY DEEP tan when layering!
Nivea Sunkissed Skin Firming Gradual Tan is great for very fair skin!
Jergens Natural Glow Lotion does not leave streaks and has a nice scent!
All of the self-tanners above are streak free, don’t turn you orange, and give great results. The Neutrogena Tanner does have a MUCH stronger scent, but gives a darker tan than the other two!  Jergens Lotion is great for last minute tan.  I can put it on quickly and it glides on so even and leaves me streak free.  For best results, wash, and exfoliate your body before applying and don’t forget to wash your hands after application or you will have orange hands.
For face application, don’t forget to mask for hydration and exfoliate.  Check out my DIY Spa Facial Video here.
So, the next time you want to feel beautiful from a tan, give your skin a break and just give yourself a tan in a tube (or bottle) for a change!  Let your inner beauty sparkle and your outward beauty look fabulous!
BRIANNA THOMPSON graduated with a BA from Columbia College in Broadcast Journalism, and has had an extensive career working on and off camera; Brianna has always been drawn to the world of glamour and beauty. In 2003, she started pursuing her passion in the colorful world of makeup artistry. She has worked for nationally recognized beauty brands such as Stila, and Aveda Cosmetics educating and sharing the world of makeup! Most recently, she has been working with an exclusive clientele at the award winning spa in the Elysian Hotel. Brianna is taking a new approach to beauty and style by the launch of her website, MAKEUPMINUTES.COM.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Professional Beauty Show 2011 London.

The Professional Beauty Show London was held on the 28th of Febuary 2011 at the Excel London. It was the maiden show and one of the biggest displays of the beauty world.It boasted of so many beauty schools, nail artistry, makeup products, age defying products and the display of so many fantastic products.
I am a beauty addict anyday, anytime including makeup, hair, fashion... name it! So this was a great opportunity to check out the beauty world from a large perspective. Lectures were delivered on the main stage which we were taught the techniques in advertising our work as beauty specialists, how to make utmost use of google the search engine and so much more.

Exhibitors were not lacking and the crowd poured in as well. For a first time show; turnout was huge! Exhibitors such as Footlogix, Bransus, Crown brushes inc, Salon Direct, Fobsonline, PediSpa... I could go on forever.

Below are some of my buys at the event and why i bought them.
I have been running short of lip palletes so I decided to go for this pallete. I really like the colors as well. Bought this from Crown Brush inc.

This is an eyebrow powder. It comes in quite a number of colors to match different brows. I bought the slightly darkers ones because I work with a lot of women of color(WOC). This product comes with a brush and also 3 sets of cellophane eyebrow shapes namely; thin, thick and natural.?(picture below). To use, you simply put the correct sized shape on your brow and use brush with the right color and brush on brows back and forth. Really easy to use on even yourself.

The transparent brow shapes for accurate shaping and precision arch. Definitely worth my money! 

All in all, this show was worth the attendance!