Tuesday, 21 August 2012


Hey Ladies,,,

I seem to be wearing a lot of summer colours to look vibrant even though we are quickly loosing the sunshine(not like we really had a summer.lol). I wore this purple lip colour yesterday and just wanted to show you guys what I used and how I got it. Enjoy!

Products used;

OCC lip tar- Hoochie(magneta deep purple look)-

Nyx Lip liner - Deep purple-

Mac- plain lip gloss(not compulsory. i just looove gloss)

Lip brush- for blending and application

NOTE- when using the lip tar, you require a whole lot less than a pea sized amount as it is highly pigmented.  A little goes a very long way. 

You can also use the lip tar without the lip liner. I just love using lip liners.



Thursday, 16 August 2012

Orange Lips; Vibrant summer color

Hey Ladies...

I recently worked as a makeup artist on an event organised by ASAKEOGE COUTURE. It was all traditional outfits with a modern twist to it. 

I worked on a gorgeous model who wore a yellow and green waist coat with a red skinny belt. I was asked what I wanted to do with the lips and I came up with orange lips. I love the balance it gave to her skin and the way it did not over power her outfit. Below are the products I used.  
 Products used;

Nyx Lipliner in orange - $3.50

Crown Brush Uk Lip Palette(orange shimmer colour pointed to in the image below)- £13.99

Plain Lip Gloss- any plain or one with a slight orange hue.

Apply Lip liner all over lips and then using a lip brush, apply the bright orange lip colour all over. Top off with a little gloss lightly over the middle of the lips and you are done!!! 

Hopefully we have still got a bit of summer left so that you too can rock bright orange lips. 

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Braids- How to look after and maintain it.

Braids are usually the fall back style for ladies and they come in all lengths and sizes.  I recently had an influx of clients wanting to do braids and i did try it myself after a few years.

Braids are fairly easy to look after and here are a few suggestions;

1. Braids tend to pull around the hairline so for the first 2 to 3 days, try let it down or tie back loosely. This is due to the initial pain you get from the pressure of the hair. So avoid tying it up too tight.

2.Always make sure to oil your scalp as often as you can using a hair cream . There are no specific hair creams you can use . Cheaper brands will be Dax, Motions etc. More expensive brands will be Avlon and Keracre products. The keracare has a dry and itchy scalp range that has a minty tingle to it. Its most likely suitable for you if you have got dry or itchy scalp.

3. Avoid pulling braids in too tightly to acquire that perfect bun and do not do it too often as the braids could literally pull off hair from your hairline.

4.If you are planning on keeping your braids for a while. say more than 3 weeks; then you will definitely need to keep your scalp clean and your roots rid of product residue. Washing your hair is very important as well as drying it properly. You can use the Organics Herbal cleanse for braids,locks and much more. 

Descriptions for use on label. 

There is also the water based shampoo if you really want the feeling of you washing your hair

Descriptions for use on label. Both products are under £4

5. When the body of my braids gets rough, I usually use hair mousse over it. i apply a generous portion to just the body and tie a scarf round it. Using a blowdryer, I dry it out. That keeps my braids looking smooth and neat for a longer period of time. 

6. Use oil sheen to for added shine and thats it!!