Hello everyone! I hope y’all are doing well. If you’ve following me here for a while (and on Instagram too!) you’d know how much  i love the Zaron Cosmetics brand and stan hard for their products, especially the color products like the lip pencils, eye-shadows, and such.
Verdict is still out on their foundations and concealers. 

As of now, i own about nine Zaron lip pencils and one eye liner, and i’m still collecting. These pencils are so worth every affordable penny they are worth – N1,100.
They come in wide variety of colours, well pigmented, soft, easy- to-apply and versatile, as they are rich enough to be used on both the lips as well as eyes. 

Now of all the colors i have in my collection, the one that gets the least amount of use is the ‘Fussy Fushia’ shade. Pink is not a fave color of mine, even though looking at these photos, they look so good!
I used the pink pencil as an overall lip color and popped it along my bottom lash line to tie the look together.  This is an easy, understated way to wear bright colors if you’re team no-bright-colors like me.
A little tip about wearing bright colors like this pink is to keep the rest of the face as clean as possible, to avoid looking clownish.
This is a Nigerian brand and their products are available online via their website, as well as in Zaron Cosmetics outlets and other makeup retailers.

See you in my next post!

2/23/2019

Makeup: Pink ft. Zaron Cosmetics Fussy Fushia Lip Pencil.

Hello everyone and happy new year! It’s so weird to be writing that, because i have actually been well and active over my social media (Instagram and YouTube. Please follow me/subscribe) and IRL but this is my first post here for this year, so, happy new  year!
I plan to do more style posts than beauty for 2019 because it was the other way around last year and i have been pouring through my stash of fashion magazines and looking at the current Spring 2019 collections been shown now (did you see the Spring'19 Balmain Couture Collection? It’s sublime), I’m definitely re-inspired to give more attention to my other passion apart from beauty; fashion.
 So, this outfit is a simple dress-up on my signature look; black skinny jeans (I’ll buy a new pair this year, i promise. This one is practically crying for help), a t-shirt and simple heels.
The gingham jacket was a hand-me-down from a friend and it made for a nice complement to the simple outfit.
Gingham is one of those classic prints, along with polka dots and stripes. The smaller pattern of this particular jacket makes it understated enough to be classy and a flattering option for fuller figures like mine. If you are a certain size, it’s safer to go for the tinier prints/patterns.
 A red lip and simple accessories completed the look. Simple, minimal and chic, just the way i like it.

1/25/2019

Style: Gingham Jacket.

Hello everyone! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the holidays, yeah? Ok.
Well today’s post is a foundation review for the FlawlessIvy HD Water-proof, 24-hour Matte, Oil-free foundation (such a long name lol).

Flawless Ivy is a Nigerian makeup brand that launched this year and they’ve grown quite popular among beauty/makeup enthusiasts for their wide range of product offerings, decent quality and very affordable pricing.
The brand has products from foundation, powders, eye shadows, and many others.
Fast forward to the Christmas Makeup Fair earlier in this month, I decided to give them a shot, so I purchased their HD matte foundation.
I had seen a few reviews and videos of this foundation around, plus it sells for less than N3,000 (around $8) so I was okay with trying it.
- First thing to note is that the foundation comes in a plastic bottle with a pump and an opaque cap, which is very good. Liquid foundations that come without a cap or applicator should be banned by now.
- Second thing is the consistency. This foundation is thick guys. Thick but not sticky.
Application is easy and quite even but the product dries quickly so I advise applying it in bits and blending very fast, until all areas of your face are covered, instead of the more common way of putting bits of foundation all over your face and then blending.
 
- Shade and undertone is warm but not red which is a big plus! I got mine in the shade ‘Honey’, which is the best match I’ve ever gotten from a foundation.
Overtone and undertone correct, with no changes overtime time and oxidation. Nice!
- Coverage: I personally avoid full coverage foundations because of my skin. I have huge pores that get clogged easily, plus a lot of texture, so heavy products are a no for me.
With the thickness of this foundation, I apply very little of it and still get very full coverage.
- Long wear: It lasts all day for me and doesn’t move, which is great.

Only problem with this foundation is that I get some breaking around my mouth and nose after wearing it for a long time. 
Washing it off is also a struggle! It is indeed waterproof so you have to put in some good effort to get it off your skin, so that’s not so great for me.
Overall it’s such a great product. One of the best from our Nigerian makeup brands, in fact, so check them out on their website and on Instagram too. That is, after you’ve followed me..

That's it! See you in my next post!

12/30/2018

Review: Flawless Ivy HD 24-Hour Matte Foundation.

 Happy holidays again! This is a quick post that I thought to share with you because it’s Christmas eve and there are parties and gatherings to get to, not to mention, it’s Christmas tomorrow, and the New Year shenanigans in the next few days, so there’s more to do.

As I mentioned in my last post, makeup is a key part of dressing up for the holidays but please DON’T NEGLECT WHAT COMES BEFORE
Skin care and lip care and other hygiene matters. Please take care of these things 😊

Which brings me to this post. I’m sharing a quick but effective D.I.Y natural exfoliating and moisturizing lip scrub that I've been using for a long time to keep my kissers good and clear. 
 What you need:
-Sugar
-Olive oil or coconut oil
-Honey
Directions:
-Mix all three ingredients in a container.
-Gently scrub lips with mixture.
-Wait for 10 to 20 mins and then rinse off.
-Follow up with a lip balm.
That’s it! Easy peasy. This scrub will INSTANTLY leave your lips soft, smooth, moisturized and scale-free, ready for whatever lip products you might want to wear for the holiday festivities.
If you’re in Nigeria or any other geographies with harsher weather conditions around this season, you need this even more.
Also, a video tutorial is on my YouTube channel, please go watch, like, leave a comment and subscribe!

Stay cool!

12/24/2018

DIY| Natural exfoliating, Moisturizing Lip Scrub.

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