18 September 2014

Simple Makeup Tutorial.

I have been quite busy lately ,and unable to do posts because of this,but now I have some free time :-)
One of the reasons is because I am embarking on an exciting ,and new journey in my life.I never thought that I would say it,but I am an mua.In the upcoming weeks I will be sharing some of my favourite work with you,and tips and tricks on hot you could achieve similar looks .



Steps:
a) Eyes
- Start out with a clean face and clean hands .
- Tone and moisturise skin
- Do brows as desired
- Apply eye primer all over lid ,up to brow bone
- Lightly apply a matte pearl shadow under brow as your highlight colour
- Apply a flesh toned base ,or concealer to lid
- Take a brown that is slightly darker than natural skin tone ,and apply it just above the crease of the eye.
- Apply a cream coloured matte shadow to mobile lid area
- Apply a dark brown matte shadow in the crease of the eye,and a little on outer corner of eye ( outer v )
- Blend all colours so till they seamlessly flow into each other
- Line top lash line with black liquid or gel liner
- Apply mascara ,and falsies (if you want to )
-Line bottom lash line

b) Face
-Clean up any smudges or shadow fallout
-Apply face primer all over face
-Apply concealer to points required
-Apply foundation to rest of face
-Blend both foundation and concealer seamlessly
-Set face with powder if you used cream or liquid products.
-Choose a natural blush ,and apply it to cheeks (Lightly )

c)Lips
-Line lips with red lip liner
-Using a synthetic fiber lip brush,apply your favourite red lip stick .
nb. be careful not to go beyond liner.If you do,you can clean it up with you cream/liquid concealer ,or foundation.If you require the look to stay put for a while,feel free to set it with your favourite setting spray.

Hope that this look and tutorial inspired someone .Thanks for stopping by.God bless. :-)

Ebay Eight Piece Brush Set.

Everyone is doing it now. Loads of our favourite brands have the same or similar face brush sets .We have the wonderful industry of private labeling to thank for this monkey see , monkey do fever ,that's hitting cosmetic brands the world over.I for one found it a huge injustice to pay an exorbitant amount of money for something premised on a trivial label.Don't get me wrong ,I like private labeling .I view it as an ingenious concept.I just don't like being taken for a ride because of letters and a slap of paint.




I needed some new brushes ,and when My birthday arrived ,I decided to ask for these .I've had my set since April of this year,so this is my honest opinion . When I first got the brushes ,I was a bit disappointed .I for one thought that they would be a bit bigger ,but that was just me.There was nothing wrong with the size .They came well wrapped and protected .They had no smell or initial fallout that I can recall.The hanldes are black and the ferrule is silver .The hairs are soooooooo soft,really. I put them in my mua kit,and use them regularly on clients.I have never had a complaint.In fact people always comment on how soft they are ,and ask where they can get them from. Mine cost about £20 or less,and arrived quickly (will try to get the seller's name ).Since then, I have seen minimal fallout .Only one brush came a bit loose ,but all others are fine. I give this set 6.5 out of ten.It was a well appreciated gift ,were soft ,did'nt smell funny ,and buffs foundation and undereye concealer like a dream.

Hope that this helped someone.Thanks for Visiting .

Fem Fresh Individual Wipes Review .

I'm on a roll !(Trying to do loads of reviews right now ). This review is going to be about feminine hygiene ,so if you are squirmish ,do not continue!



As most females do,I have that special section of my handbag where I keep the stash of uuummm....Well you know what I am trying to say.I usually keep mine in a separate little wash bag,but that's beside the point (ramble much ?) .I wanted to try some new individual wipes ,because it's not very easy to get my favourite brand (Summer's Eve) ,in the UK ,unless I order from ebay .I found individual wipes to be convenient ,and nice for freshening up ,if you catch my drift ,but on trying a couple of the ones available in the Uk,I almost lost Hope.Those things were awful!!!! Anyway ,saw these ,and picked them up,and was pleasantly surprised .They are not heavily scented ,were neatly wrapped in their individual sachets and flushable (although I am not comfortable with flushing them ).They are not as good as Summer's Eve which was my first love,but they get the job done . They can be purchased at Savers ,the Poundland (believe it or not ) ,and a couple other places .I give this product a 5 out of ten .It's not super amazing,but it certainly was not a bad buy. I will keep buying it till I find an easier way to get my hands on my Summer's Eve goods.Hope that this helps someone .

God Bless !

The Body Shop Tea Tree Body Wash Review.

Hey Everyone!!! It's been ages,but I'm back. As the heading suggests,I have a review.And in true Chick Info-Nation fashion, it must be done with an anecdote .Brace yourselves .You were warned !
So ,my somewhat sensitive skin decided that it was gonna play up last year. I hunted online for some kind of body wash that I could use that would not dry out ,or annoy my skin. There it was ,the Tea Tree Elixir (had to make it sound nice ) .I read a couple reviews ,and was immediately sold. I had to get my little hands on it.So pound the pavement I did,on my way to the Body shop . Saw it on the shelf and fireworks went off.







This body wash retails for £6 ,and you get 250ml of product.The body shop usually has two for three sales and so on,so you can wait on these if you like . On first opening the bottle and taking a little sniff ,there was that strong undeniable smell of tea tree.This was not an artificial tea tree scent at all in my opinion .No way hun. This was the REEEEAAAL deal .A little goes a long way with this product.It does not burn or dry out the skin. After using it,I felt super clean .`If you are not one for things with strong smells ,then this is not for you ,tea tree has anti bacterial properties ,so it can kinda smell a little like a disinfectant .I don't mind though.It keeps my skin clean ,and I like that .Grading time,I give this lovely product 7.5 out of 10. I truly like it. The price is ok,a little goes a long way,it keep my skin clear and gives a lovely clean feeling .I would recommend this to anyone interested ,who has no issues with the smell of tea tree.

As always,thanks for reading,and God bless.Hope that this helped someone :-)

22 November 2013

NYX Megashine Gloss.

Yay!!!!Finally,I'm doing this review .I've been eyeing these glosses for a while.Got them earlier this year for my birthday as a gift,so I think It's time to review them.I choose 6 glosses in all from the mega-shine line,and an extra gloss came as a gift.It was ordered from Joy Cosmetics Ebay.



I was expecting great things from these products.Really wanted them to be my new fav. glosses.But....hhhhhmmmm,It was just ok.It was not extremely moisturising,and the colour payoff was decent.I have to say that the doe foot applicators were cool though.They were longer than the usual type that u find from other glosses.That made them perfect for my huuuuuuuuge lips :-) They also came with a cute black bow on the top.

Creme of Nature Professional Ultra Moisture Shampoo , and Moisture Extreme Conditioner Review.

After seeing rave reviews on these products online,I began hunting for them.It was difficult to find in my neck of the woods.Out of frustration I ended up buying the Elasta qp Soy Silk shampoo,which I did not like.After taking a little walk one day in a different area,I discovered the products.


Both bottles contain 946 ml of product.The shampoo costs £5.49 and claims to gently cleanse and condition hair,restore moisture balance to dehydrated hair,smoothes detangles and gives hair a sift silky feel,and great for relaxed,natural or weaved hair.
Directions:Apply to wet hair and work into a rich lather . Rinse and repeat.Follow with Creme of Nature Professional Moisture Extreme Conditioner or Nourishing and Strengthening Treatment.

The conditioner costs £6.99 as similar moisturising claims as the shampoo.As far as directions go,they advise that conditioneris applied liberally throughout hair,then a plastic cap should be applied,and client placed under hooded dryer for 10-15 mins.Then Rinse and style.

My verdict.....This shampoo is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Amazing...I really like it.I like it allot.Wow.It is really moisturiseing.It smells nice too.The smell is not overpowering though.I was not in love with the conditioner though.Think I need Use it a bit more.I give the shampoo 8/10 and the conditioner 6/10.Hope that this helped.Thanx for visiting.God Bless.

Look of the week : Fall Bliss :-)

I was hunting around for fall tutorials for women of colour.I did not find very many,so decided to do my own.This is my take on autumn . :-) Hope that you guys like it.God Bless.




STEPS TO FOLLOW.

1)After cleansing and moisturising face,do your brows (use whatever technique you like).

2)Prime your eyes,then apply a dark brown matte shadow in your crease area.

3)Apply a cream coloured, cream base on your mobile lid .

4)Pack on a cream coloured colour on your lid.

5)Apply some black on your outer v

6)Blend it with the brown you placed before.At the end of the brown,apply a little bit of maroon ,and blend.Line eyes,then apply the mascara of your choice.

7)Clean fall out,and prime face.Apply concealer in v shaped pattern under the eyes(or anywhere else you may need it).Apply foundation (I usually apply it where I have not placed the foundation,then blend them together).

8)Set your concealer and foundation.Apply blush,highlight face.Line lips,and apply lip colour (I usually do my lips last)


NOTES: I tried a primer from smash box for this look.Don't particularly like it.May have to try it out again,before I do a proper review.The palette I used was my 28 neutral Palette ,and as for the other stuff, RCMA foundation,NYC Translucent powder,10 colour concealer palette,Sleek blush in flushed,MUA Lip liner,NYX megashine gloss. :-)

And I need a new camera people,so please excuse the bluryness. Thanx for your time guys.God Bless :-)

7 October 2013

J.A.H Blessed (Makinde Hudson) Tears Running


Really like this song.Hope that you guys enjoy.God Bless :-)

Blush Professional 120 Colour Palette Review.


Hey guys,this is my updated review on this palette.Hope that you guys enjoy.God Bless... :-)

Clean and Clear Morning Energy Shine Control.

This is another long overdue review.Had this product for ages.It claims to be gently moisturising,with long lasting shine control.It has lemongrass and fruit extracts.It only cost me £1 (because I was taking a little walk through the pound shop).The smell is lovely...Seriously.It really does add light moisture,but I'm not too sure about the shine control.It's just ok I guess.I will give this product 5/10 .It's light,has a nice smell,did not cost too much,but did not amaze me as far as the shine control was concerned.


LA COLOURS MOISTURISING LIPGLOSS REVIEW.

This review is long overdue.So let's get down to it.Anyone that knows me very well knows how much I like lip-gloss . Even back in the day when I was somewhat tom boyish,and would not go near a powder puff, lip-gloss was my thing.I remember when I was younger,I used to save my school money to purchase glosses.My favourite back in the day was from Wild n Crazy cosmetics, (would really like to get my hands on those again one day soon).Anyway,this review is about the LA Colours Moisturising Lip gloss,so I'm gonna stop rambling.I purchased these @ £1 for two in South London.I was skeptical ,and thought they may have turned out crappy because of the price,but still decided to try it.I was wrong.They were very moisturising and not sticky.I like the way they moisturise better than my NYX megashine glosses.I'M SERIOUS]!!!!! They are nicely pigmented ,very moisturising and the price is right.They come in 7ml tubes,with doe foot applicator brushes.They have a slightly sweet cosmetic smell, that wares away with prolonged use.I give these glosses a 6/10 overall.I would suggest that you try them if you are interested in trying out some inexpensive glosses.


"Rain drops" Makeba Hudson


This is me performing another one of my very own compositions.This was the first time that I performed this song in public.I hope that you enjoy it.God Bless.... :-)

Youth Take Over "Thought that I" Makeba


Hope that you all enjoy.God Bless.

LOOK OF THE DAY-PURPLE PASSION --- { Featuring RCMA Foundation Palette } .

Ok people,let's get cracking.Purple is my favorite colour,just thought that I would share this fun look with you guys that I did for a friend.Hope that you enjoy.





Here's what you'll need:
-EYEBROW PENCIL
-CREAM CONCEALER
-TWO ANGLED BRUSHES
-SHADER BRUSHES (X 2)
-CREASE BRUSH
-BLENDER BRUSH
-POWDER BRUSH
-BLUSH BRUSH
-120 EYE SHADOW PALETTE
-EYESHADOW PRIMER
-FACE PRIMER
-SKIN MOISTURISER
-FOUNDATION
-TRANSLUCENT POWDER
-BLUSH
-NATURAL LIPGLOSS.


1) After cleansing and toning face, apply a little moisturiser ( I used Clean and clear dual action moisturiser on her face).

2) Brush brows into submission and remove any stray hairs if necessary .Feather in a tail brows if you have none naturally or just feather in the perimeter of the brow if you actually have brows (I used my mua brow pencil in brunette).I used my dark wet n wild brow powder on the end of her brow with an angled brush over the tail that I feathered in,and at the middle of the newly reconstructed brow.I feathered in the lighter brow powder to the beginning of her brow.I then used the clean angled brush to clean up around her brows.I dipped the angled brush in a cream concealer that was only one shade lighter than her natural skin tone,and neatened the brow.I blended the concealer out after this.

3)I then used a shimmery pearl colour as her highlight colour.I primed her mobile lid with the mua lid primer.I then smothered a lilac pencil over her mobile lid as a base.This was followed by me dipping my blender brush into a red eyeshadow,and sweeping the brush back and forth in the crease of her eye,and the area right above her crease.Be sure not to take the brush up too high.Take one of your shader brushes,and dip it into a matte baby pink.Place this colour in the first third of the lid.Try not to go into the crease.Then take a mid tone purple and cover the rest of your lid.After this ,take a very dark purple,and place it at the outside of the mobile lid,and drag it into your crease.Blend till you get the intensity that you require.Add more of the purple if you like.Add some more red at the very edge of the purple,and blend as required.I line her eyes with liquid liner,then applied mascara.

4)You can use false lashes here if you would like,but my friend did not want to :-( Anyway,brush any shadow fallout off face,then prime the face.In a v shape,apply your under eye concealer,and blend out.Apply your foundation and blend as well.I used a foundation from my RCMA palette on her.I really like the quality of it.It looks really natural.I set the foundation with NYC translucent powder,and used a blush from Sleek in the shade 'Flushed' .You can follow all this with a natural gloss of your liking.

*****Hope that this helped someone.Thanx for stopping by,God Bless!!!!!!!******





23 September 2013

Look of the day- PURPLE , GOLD AND BRONZE :-)





Hey guys.I did this look a while ago on a friend.Just decided to share it.Here is what you'll need:
-EYEBROW PENCIL
-CREAM CONCEALER
-TWO ANGLED BRUSHES
-SHADER BRUSHES (X 2)
-CREASE BRUSH
-BLENDER BRUSH
-POWDER BRUSH
-BLUSH BRUSH
-120 EYE SHADOW PALETTE
-EYESHADOW PRIMER
-FALSE EYELASHES
-LASH GLUE (CLEAR DRYING)
-FACE PRIMER
-SKIN MOISTURISER
-FOUNDATION
-TRANSLUCENT POWDER
-BLUSH
-NATURAL LIPGLOSS.



1) Start on a clean face.Tone and moisturize the skin with products of your choice.I like Superdrug's tea tree 2 in 1 cleanser and toner,to tone with and, Clean and Clear's dual action moisturizer to moisturize with.

2)After skin prep,brush the brows into submission.Take a brow pencil of your choice and lightly feather out the perimeter of the brow.Then with you angled brush take a brown eye shadow and lightly apply to your brow.I like to use a lighter brown to the front of the brow,and a darker one to the end of the brow.With a clean angled brush,and cream concealer,clean up around the brow,and blend the concealer.The products that I like using are the MUA Brow pencil in Brunette and Wet n Wild's brow kit.All the concealer that I used for this tutorial came from my 10 colour concealer palette.It's just a normal one from ebay with no name. :-)

3)Apply the highlight of your choice with a Shader brush.Prime the eye area.With a clean blending brush,lightly apply some deep pink in the area above your eye crease.Go into the crease with a dark purple and blend.On the mobile lid tap on a little cream coloured concealer as your base.then from the tear duct to about the middle of the lid,sweep on some gold shadow.At the second half of the lid,brush on some bronze eyeshadow. Blend out colors to your liking,and reapply as you see fit.I used colours from my 120 palette to achieve this look.

4)Apply false lashes and leave to set.Line upper lid with liquid liner .

5)Brush away any fall out from face and apply primer.In a v shape,apply under eye concealer,and blend out.Apply cream foundation everywhere except the area under the eys that the concealer was placed.Blend.Apply translucent powder under the eyes to set concealer.Apply blush. :-)

6) Place some natural coloured gloss on lips,and ur through.


Incase ur wondering--
I know that allot of people use mascara with their false lashes,but I dont.I choose false lashes that resemble my lashes or resemble that of a client.Never saw the need to,and never had any issues with my technique.If this changes,I will let you guys know.Thanx for visiting,and God Bless. :-)

26 July 2013

Equate Eye Makeup Remover.

Was getting tired of using wipes on my face,and as for olive oil and cotton,I was not always in the mood to be oily.It was time for a change.I got the equate makeup remover,not knowing what to expect,as I had not seen many reviews on it.I was pleasantly surprise.It's light,and feels like water.It has no stickiness to it at all.It takes off all my eye makeup,even my liquid liner.I don't only prime my eyes,I use bases etc. so for something this inexpensive to achieve what this can,is very impressive.It does not burn my eyes in the least.I use it on my entire face,and it works fine for me.It cost £1 and you can find it in various places (not boots!! )I grade this a 6/10.I like the price and quality of it.I have bought it for my mom,and cousin too.I will definitely be getting more of this.This is a staple for me.I'm gonna stock up. :-)


ME ME ME -Shimy Shimers (Bronze Shimmer)

Ok ,so on one of my regular random walks one day,I chanced upon someone selling this product.I was on a hunt for an affordable bronzing product to use as a highlighter for my face.I was a bit apprehensive at first,as it was not the bronzing product I was looking for,but I'm glad that I bought it.It cost me £2.50.The exterior of it is a nice goldish/bronzish colour.


It snaps shut with magnet,so there are no clasps to fiddle with.You simply open,and close,and that's it.when opened,It's protected by a plastic shield. There is a nice sized mirror in it and five bronzing shades.


The colours go on smooth,and compliment my skin.I use this product to highlight my eyes,chin,forehead and above my cheek bone.It's very pigmented,so I don't have to use much.I give this product 6/10 for price and quality.Hope that this review helps.Thanx for visiting.God Bless.


Royal Cosmetic Connections Brush Review.

It's been a while since I've done a review,so I'm just gonna roll them out today.Let's get started.This review is on Royal cosmetic connections powder brushes and their eye shadow brush .When I first started collecting brushes,One of the first brush lines I came across were from this line.The eye shadow brush is made from soft animal fur (sable I think).The head of the brush is quite small.Even smaller than my pinky,and I have small hands.



It has a long,slender,black wooden handle.There are no fancy digits on the handle.It's just labelled eyeshadow brush.


It's a joy to use,and they have no fallout. (well at least the ones I've got).The first two of these brushes that I bought were back in 2010 I think,and they are still alive!!!!Go Royal brushes, go!!!! :-) The first ones I bought ran me about £1 each (found them in Poundland).The ones I bought later on,about £1.50 (bought them elsewhere). I am quite pleased with these brushes,and would suggest that you get them if you are just starting out with makeup,and don't want to shell out allot.If you are a make up artist,you can pick up a couple of these as well.They work fine,and will certainly keep your kit cost down.I like to use them to get into small places, like my near my tear duct.They are ok to use as detail brushes.

Now for the Bling it on powder brushes.I was in need of some powder brushes,and was walking around south east london. There was a lady selling makeup etc. at a market stall outside of the mall,so naturally ,I went to check out what she was selling.There they were.All sparkly,and shiny......I wanted one brush,but could not make my mind up,so I took them both.these brushes are soft,and dense enough for your loose powder,powder blusher etc.The handles have pretty rind stone details on them.Too cute.They cost £2.50 each.In my opinion,they should have been priced higher.They are that good.I really like these too.


(SIDE VIEW)




(TOP VIEW)

Both these brushes get 8/10 from me.I like the prices,and the quality allot.Cosmetics don't always have to break the bank.I really like these brushes.I can't say that enough. Royal cosmetics ,you all did very good with these.

20 July 2013

Conversation with God.

Awesome Conversation between God And a Man. Read it and don’t forget to share it with your friends.
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Man: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
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Man: My car took forever to start
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Man: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
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Man: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
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Man: And on top of it all off, when I got home ~I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn’t work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
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God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that
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GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.
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God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work.
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God: Your phone went dead bcuz the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered.
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Man (softly): I see God
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God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a shortage that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark.
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Man: I’m Sorry God
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Man: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
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Why Do we feel sleepy in Prayer,

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Why are we so bored when we look at the HOLY BOOK,

But find it easy to read other books?
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Why is it so easy to ignore a msg about God,

Yet we forward the nasty ones?

Why are Prayers getting smaller,

But bars and clubs are expanding?

Why is it so easy to worship a celebrity,
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