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.

Happy holidays everyone!
Yes it’s been a minute, I know, but I have a very good explanation for the absence. It’s been a whirlwind, let me tell you, but I choose to remain thankful, especially in this season of love, Jesus and celebrations.
Now, with celebrations come need for dressing up, and dressing up in this season requires a little bit of jazz to fit. You need to get overly fancy but this is definitely not the time to be crusty and basic.
Enter this look I created and shot for y’all.
Simple Christmas/holiday Glam, this makeup look is perfect for any level of decembering you have planned. The best part is that it requires just a few makeup products and little steps, which is all I’m about here..
Another good part is that I recorded and uploaded a tutorial for the look on my YouTube, so go watch, leave a comment, like, subscribe to my channel (Please guys!) and feel free to recreate!
In the meantime, here’s a closer look -

I really like this look. It is a little heavier than i would wear ordinarily but it's the season for extra, so yassss!
Product details -
Face: Flawless Ivy Matte HD Foundation| Glams compact powder|Revolution Concealer
Lips: Jordana Cosmetics 'Cherry Cobler' Matte Liquid Lipstick|Zaron cosmetics 'Vivid' Lip pencil
Eyes: Revolution Reloaded Iconic Palette|random silver eye shadow.

12/19/2018

Makeup: Christmas Holiday-inspired Glam.

Hello! Today’s post is a pepper-hot makeup tutorial that was inspired by the Fenty Beauty’s Moroccan Spice eye-shadow palette.
I don’t own the palette (yet) but I am, like most regular folks, a little overwhelmed by the tons of makeup products being launched every other month now.
From eye-shadows to lip products and even foundation ranges, it’s a lot even for me, and I like makeup *sigh*.
Anyway, I think a lot of the colors in majority of the new releases are available in existing products and if you look into your stash, you might be able to create almost any look you want, without parting with a Kobe (or USD/GBP) for the new stuff.

Now I’m not against patronizing our fave brands but there’s nothing wrong with sitting out some new launches if you already have the shades being presented.

The Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice eye-shadow palette got a lot of buzz when it was launched and it also got mixed reviews. Not on the formulation (Rihanna and her team have that on lock-down, I’ve heard), but on the shades.
The options, especially when it’s named after a famous, tropical, ‘spicy’, rich in history, color and spirit place such as Morocco, were underwhelming to most people, including myself.
Coincidentally, I have quite a few of the colors in the palette already, so I went apainting and came up with this look 😊
I really like this look. The  gold/orange tones flatter my complexion and that green along my bottom lashes make for a great accent. I also went ham with the highlight & contour because this look is supposed to packed a punch, right?

That's it for this post, i hope you like it.
Also, I’ll be doing this popular-makeup-products-inspired look often, so, stay tuned.

Also, also, I made a video! Watch, like, subscribe, tell other people to do the same, etc.
Yes, i cut my hair again , more on that later.

Blessings to you.

8/25/2018

Makeup: Fenty Beauty Moroccan Spice Inspired Look.

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