Month: May 2015

Makeup Review: Best Budget vs Luxury Mascaras of 2015 – 7 Mascaras 1 Eye Lengthening and Volume Test

Now.. if you know me.. you’ll know i’m obsessed with Lashes.. I mean.. seriously.. why else would I launch my own range of lashes years ago before owning your own lash brand was the in thing to do.. lol.. *meow* anyhoo!!!!!  As I was saying.  I’m obsessed and i’ll freely admit it but have you ever wondered why? Simple I HAVE NO LASHES! Hahhahahhah.. I’m not exaggerating. Without falsies I have itsy bitsy lashes. I used to buy Mascaras like they were going out of stock. Every month every new version that was launched i’d be there in the queue picking it up in the vain hope that i’d find that one special product that’d give me length, volume and va va voom (without the clumps!) Over the last few years my love story with Mascara ended. I’d literally wear strips and individuals or nothing at all.  But recently I was sent an Inglot Mascara .. and I fell in love all over again. So I went off on a hunt for some new babies …

Beauty Insider: How to choose the best nail shape for you

I have always wondered what nail shape worked best for me and I came across this informative article, I had to share…If you are just like me then this article is meant  for you. Do you know the ideal nail shape for your manicure? Discover five different nail shapes and how to file them. Oval The tapered side walls of the oval create an elegant shape for women. Oval shapes flatter both wide and narrow nail beds, and add length with a graceful tip. To achieve the perfect oval shape, file side walls straight to make sure they’re even. Then, shape the side walls into a rounded oval, making sure the angles are even on each side. Square With strong side walls and sharp or rounded tips, this shape is classic French. The square is ideal for a bigger nail bed (it tends to make smaller nail beds look shorter and wider). To create this timeless shape, file the side walls straight and make sure they’re perpendicular to the free edge of the nail. Once …

Event: The Nigerian Natural Hair & Beauty Show – Update!

So … have you bought your ticket yet? If not…why not? It’s just under 24 hours until the biggest event Kinky Apothecary has EVER organised, and in between being ridiculously busy, they can’t help the snippets of excitement they feel… Here are just some of the things they have planned for you: * The “Loving Your Hair With Natural Care workshop by natural hair expert and celebrity stylist (to stars such as Jill Scott, Teyonah Parris & Will Smith) Felicia Leatherwood. Yup, she loved Lagos so much last time, she’s finally coming back! Additional workshops by: * The founder & CEO; Nibi Lawson * Ngozi Opara of The Heat Free Hair Movement * Obia Ewah of Obia Natural Hair * Wunmi Akinlagun of Woman In The Jungle * Ijeoma Eboh of Klassy Kinks * Cassidy Blackwell of Natural Selection Blog Also let’s not forget: * Discounted shopping at The Kinky Apothecary Pop-Up Shop (including new additions to the products we stock!) as well a variety of hair and non-hair related vendors * A Make Up …

Sacred Artistry Creative Competition – Carnival Queen

Hello Gods & Goddess.. are you ready.. this is it!!  It’s our first competition of the year and we have amazing Goodies to give away whoop whoop!!! Ok so the Lagos Carnival took place last week and as always carnivals are full of creativity, outrageous costumes and just pure art.  So let’s bring the creativity on!  Yippee!!! aren’t you excited already… Theme As usual, the rules are very simple. All you have to do is interpret the theme however you like. It’s a creative competition so have fun with it! You can use adornments and costumes (if you’re brave).. hehehe.. and of course.. Lashes!  The theme is ”The Carnival Queen”. Now it’s up to you. The makeup should be glamorous, sassy and very creative. Please only submit one image of your work and also a short narrative on your inspiration.   Rules The makeup can either be done on yourself or on a model. We don’t mind. But they should be photographs you’ve taken yourself. We don’t allow any professionally photoshopped or airbrushed images. The competition is open to …

Fashion Police: Best and Worst dressed from the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammys,MTV Movie Awards and Met Gala

So guys, I know the award season all over the world is coming to an end but I just cant help it…… we had the wow dresses and the not so good ones (yuck!!!) some of them you will agree with and some you wont. Whatever the case, I am going to share so stay tuned for my best of the awards and my not too good or lemme say terribly bad. We start with the recent Met Gala to the latest… MET GALA  2015 Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture JLO in Donatella Versace Ms. Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace Fan Bingbing in Christopher Bu Solange Knowles in Giles Kate Hudson in Micheal Kors Kerry Washington in Prada Amal Clooney in John Galliano Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi We had some huge ‘dresses at the Met Gala, wouldn’t necessarily say they were best looks but they were the biggest, pictures below… Lady Gaga in Balenciaga Rihanna in Guo Pei GRAMMYS 2015 Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad Jessie J in Ralph and Russo …