Month: September 2013

Sacred Skin Care Series: Dry Skin

Hey everyone, A continuation on the series I started 2 weeks ago on different skin types and how to care for the skin… Last week we talked about oily skin, how to identify and care for it. (click on the link if you missed it: https://thebeautyinsiderng.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/skin-care-series-oily-skin/) Today, we’ll be talking about “dry skin”! How do you recognize a dry skin? What are the features of a dry skin and how do you care for it?

Sacred Skin Care Series: Oily Skin

Hey everyone, It’s been quite a busy week for me, hence my inability to write for some days now. My apologies please bear with me……:) You know what they say about pregnancy, “NOBODY’S A CUSTOMER TO PREGNANCY” *phew*. So I just had to write today, on the skin care series…… Lets talk about oily skin. How do you recognize it? How you care for it? What are the things you need to know about oily skin. Most of us are conversant with oily skin as it is very easy to identify due to the production of excess oil (technical term is sebum) that causes shine on the face. You know you have an oily skin if: .Your face is shiny, due to the overactive oil glands .You are prone to acne (pimples) and black heads .When touched, an oily skin sometimes feels coarse .Oily skin is characterized with large pores

Sacred Skin Care Series: Which Skin Type Are You?

Hi everyone, First of all I want to say thank you to everyone for sending in their inputs and encouragement, and also for taking out time to read my posts. I wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out, but right now I have to say I am enjoying it…..:) So today I decided to start a new series on care of the skin. It’s a topic practically everyone tries to tackle every once in a while. Having a beautiful skin is every woman’s dream…. actually not just women, men as well. So it is actually everyone’s wish to have a beautiful flawless skin. The first step to having a flawless skin is knowing your skin type. When you do know and understand your skin type, then the next step is knowing what you should and shouldn’t do, what products to be used and should be avoided. I am going to give a detailed explanation on the different skin types and how to care for them… I would be focusing more on the face …

MAKEUP TUTORIAL – HOW TO: NATURAL MAKEUP

Hey everyone, YELZ THAT’S ME!!!! hehehehehe…. It took me a lot of courage to do this (putting up my picture ie. But how long shall I hide for?) *phew* So I had planned to do a video on this one, to show you my everyday natural look. For some reason, my camera decided to act up… 😦 So I am a little upset or should I say disappointed. I’ll just have explanation and show it in pictures rather than a video. I do however have a tutorial video by michelle phan attached below, you may want to also check that out also….:) Lets get started!!!! STEP 1 I start out with a clean skin, making sure every form of dirt is out by either washing my face or using a facial wipes.

DIY: BRAIDED HAIRSTYLES

Hey everyone, So I came across this fabulous youtube channel “cute girl’s hairstyles”, and I was wowed!!!! It’s such an irony though that in a country like ours where we regularly do alot of braids that we don’t see some of these creative styles. These things should be a norm for us. This lady does amazing things with braids, I’m in awe of her creativity. The best part is, some of these hairstyles takes about 3 minutes or less to get them done Nigerians!!!!! We need to step up and be creative…. there are so many things to do, one just needs to think outside the box. Anyway, before I start going off the topic at hand *siiiiigh*…..:( LOL! Here are some of her videos. Lets learn new haistyles and go rocking *wink* “DOUBLE-TWISTED BUN UP DO” “WATERFALL TWISTS INTO MERMAID BRAIDS!” “STACKED TWIST PONYTAIL” I could have posted 10 of her videos if I wanted to, but that’s just going to be too much. looool In the meantime, let me know what you think. And you …

FEATURED MAKEUP ARTIST- PAT McGRATH

Hey everyone, Our today’s featured artist is PAT McGRATH. She is one of the most famous and well paid makeup artist in the world. I got to know about her when I was doing some research on the most famous artists in the world….. (Did a post on top 5 famous MUA in the world last week click here https://thebeautyinsiderng.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/five-most-famous-makeup-artists-in-the-world/ if u missed it) Now there were 4 other artists but I took special interest in her because, in according to the article she “NEVER” had any formal training in fashion nor in make up. She got her training listening to her mother’s comments while watching classic movies. WOW!!!!! Little wonder Vogue Magazine named her as the “MOST INFLUENTIAL MAKEUP ARTIST” in the world today. McGrath is also credited for setting up the cosmetic line of Armani. She has also been the Beauty Director of Max Factor and Cover Girl cosmetic. she has said, “I really love being a makeup artist. It never gets mundane or predictable and every shoot and show is different.” According …

MAKEUP TUTORIAL: EASY WAYS TO USE A LIQUID LINER

HELLO EVERYONE, It’s Sunday again…… that’s one day I look forward to for so many reasons including posting a makeup tutorial for you our beautiful gods and goddesses……:) Training as a makeup artist like I said, was a little challenging for me. Because I had the mind set of a typical Nigerian saying to myself, “oh it’s just the application of foundation and powder and all that needs to be applied and I’m done”. I got more than I bargained for lol. I think I should do a post on my experience while training to become a makeup artist *thinking*. Anyway, back to the topic at hand……..:) most of us find using the liquid liner quite difficult especially as a beginner. I had a lot of issues myself as a beginner, My boss would make me clean off her liner and ask me to put it back on and it has to be exactly the way she wears her liner *phew*. And for every time I do it wrongly, she would make me clean it …