Seasons greetings to you all!
I hope you and your loved ones are in high spirits and are enjoying the holidays.

So, 2015.

I've been seeing posts online asking folks to summarize how their 2015 went, a retrospection-introspection of sorts.
For me, summarizing this year in few (faux-)profound words is very difficult if not impossible.
The year was not the greatest, to be honest. Loads of low moments, goals not achieved, long periods of self doubt and zero energy to the point where waking up daily was hard, i was the most unhealthy and unfit that i've been in a long time, etc etc.
HOWEVER, i have blessings to count. Plenty blessings, looking back now.
1) I was blessed to travel a little (went to Cape Town in August and hoping to close the year in Benin Republic yay!)
2) I purchased something i've been wanting for a long time; my new Nikon camera.
3) I wasn't sick a lot
4) I didn't lose anyone in my family
Any many more.
I'm not one to wax poetic, but i'm really grateful.
ALSO, i discovered some pleasures that blew my mind-
1) The photo website UNSPLASH . My god you guys! photography so good you'll get emotional going through them. One of the best things i happened upon this year.

2) F.U.N the music group. They are just so darn happy. Google them.
3) Instagram. Yes, Instagram . I just got on the train this year and i LOVE IT!. 
Some handles that have made it worthwhile for me are Man Repeller (The best captions), Amrezy (Have you seen her makeup?!), Things Bitches SaySarcasm OnlyKemi Adetiba & Kraks TV (for the glorious wit & hysterical laughter), and loads of other cool peeps. 
I follow only for beauty, style, photography and humor. umm, please follow me too, please..
4) James Altucher. Now i'm NOT into motivational speakers, books and things, for (not so) obvious reasons, but during one of my low moments this year, i stumbled upon James's Altucher's Daily Practice chart and it helped me a lot, from there i read more about the guy and here we are.
5) Minimalism. My new approach to life.
And some other things i can't remember now.
I am grateful for having being alive in 2015, i am looking forward to a much better 2016, and I pray that we all have happier, more fruitful lives next year!



Best of 2015. Hello 2016!

The CookieSkin® campaign, #BeautyIsConfidence grew from Leslie Okoye’s desire to not only to redefine the meaning of beauty among women of color but to strengthen the confidence and self-esteem of African women globally. 
The 1st campaign was released earlier this year starring Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, media personality Ama K. Abebrese and Ex-beauty queen Sylvia Nduka, alongside Cookie Skin founder and skin care expert Leslie Okoye (Click here to watch the video) .
The 2nd campaign stars 4 former beauty queens;  Powede Lawrence, Ezinne Akudo, Chinyere Chichi Adogu and Vivian Udemba, with the message that the modern day definition of beauty should not be based on unattainable standards or media trends.
See the campaign photos below-

You too can join the 'Beauty Is Confidence' campaign. Simply follow on Instagram @cookieskin @l.swc and post your confident beautiful pictures with hashtags #CookieSkin #CookieSkinCampaign #CookieSkinBeautyIsConfidence.  

Photography - CookieSkin Team
Make Up - D'Artiste by Dodos.
Creative Director - Ifan Ifeanyi Michael for ThiNK Ifan
Graphics - Studio Nnamdinho 

Keep Walking, Frenchie!


The CookieSkin 2nd 'Beauty Is Confident' Campaign: See the New Promo Pics Starring 4 Beauty Queens + CEO Leslie Okoye.

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Hi guys!
WOMENSWEAR LABEL MAJU recently unveiled celebrity disk jockey DJ Cuppy as the face of its 2015 Holiday Campaign.
The fun campaign photos showcase the very versatile pieces while highlighting DJ Cuppy's youthful and lively personality.
See the photos-
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Photography - Dayane Ohira
Creative Direction - Zina Anumudu
Label - Maju

Source - Bella Naija

Keep Walking, Frenchie!


DJ Cuppy For MAJU 2015 Holiday Campaign! See The Fun Collection.

Hi guys!
So today is all about a little gem of a makeup line that loads of folks might have been sleeping on- Zaron Cosmetics.
I got a couple of their lip pencils from one of their distributors last year and has since added some other shades from here and there, plus their black velvet eyeliner pencil, face primer and gel liner, so i have quite the extended experience with their products and i can say they are an A!
Anyway, these lip pencils are soft, applies very easily on the lips, creamy with a somewhat matte finish, sufficiently pigmented so you can wear them as liners before applying your lipstick, or alone.
Here are some of the colors i own-

 Red Vines: A pure blue-based red color.
 Stallion: A deep wine color.
  Prune Juice: A mauve-y purple color.
Fussy Fushia: A bright barbie-pink
I also have the Cappuccino (a light brown) and Black Velvet eyeliner (both not pictured).
All the ones i own, apart from the Stallion, have been used to pathetic-looking stubs, hence no photos of them..wouldn't want to traumatize you guys :)
If you haven't already tried these Zaron lip pencils, you are missing. Jump on them right now!
They can be purchased at any Zaron outlet near you or via their website and other makeup outlets, for about N700 to N850. Affordable right?

Keep Walking, Frenchie!


Zaron Cosmetics Lip Pencils: Swatches & Reviews.

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