All posts tagged: beauty

SKIN CARE SERIES: SENSITIVE SKIN

Hey everyone, A continuation on our skin care series: We discussed oily, dry and combination skin already. Today, we’ll be talking about “sensitive skin.” Sensitive skin is quite a common skin type, as it’s also known as a problematic skin. Sensitive skin is typically a thin or a fine-textured skin. It usually reacts quickly to temperature changes from heat, cold or wind, the sun or pollution. Sometimes aging increases the skins sensitivity. However, most people who think hey have sensitive skin are probably allergic to the ingredients in their skin care products. Only a dermatologist or a qualified therapist can determine if you have a sensitive skin. Sensitive skin usually gets easily irritated, red, rashy, blotchy or prone to allergic reactions. It requires extra gentle care. It’s important to use mild products formulated to help calm and soothe the skin.

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 …

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 …

DIY: LIPSTICK TUTORIAL USING CRAYONS

Hellooooo my beautiful gods and goddesses…..:) It’s Wednesday and it’s a day for DIY *grin* I loooooove me some DIY. So the fun thing about makeup is that when you do not have a particular color you need for something say a lip color or an eye shadow color, you can always improvise *grin*. Don’t you just love it? The fact that you cant be stuck or limited to what you want to do just because a color is not available. You can improvise with anything as long as it's NON TOXIC. Eye shadows, crayons, lipgloss, anything at all depending on what you are trying to achieve. Of course most of us if not everyone knows about the presence of lead in some of these products, you want to be careful what you put on your lip. If you’re not sure what products to buy, you can simply do some research on it or better still stick to DIY hehehehehe! So today, I am sharing with you a DIY video by MS TOI on how …

FEATURED MAEKUP ARTIST: TALKING ABOUT MICHELLE PHAN

Hey everyone, It’s Monday again……:) Today, our featured makeup artiste is michelle phan. Michelle Phan who I'm sure some of you already know, is a Vietnamese-American 25 year old makeup artist whose a notable youtube makeup celebrity. She's a self-styled Internet celebrity, filming herself doing her own makeup, giving beauty and fashion tips. With about 266 videos and 230,000 people subscribed to her YouTube channel including me *grin*. About 40,343,062 people have clicked on a single video where she demonstrates the eye makeup of pop star Lady Gaga. She has a sweet lullaby voice that is so attractive, you watch one video, and you want to click on the next. She does all kinds of tutorial videos from beauty makeup Creative makeup Fashion tips and tutorials In the video below, she teaches how to accessorize with scarfs DIY facials and how to take care of your skin And of course she also tells the best food for both a healthy you and a healthy skin The beauty is also the first video makeup artist for …

DIY STONE MARBLE NAILS

Hey beautiful people….. Who has tried doing a DIY NAIL ART? Some people just love and prefer doing their manicure and pedicure themselves especially in a country like ours (NAIJA) where even the unqualified claim to be a manicure and pedicure specialist….. So I thought why not post a DIY video for those of you who love nail art like my humble self…..:) on how to do some outstanding beautiful nail art yourself? After all this page is all about YOU beautiful gods and goddesses. To all DIY lovers…..:) you may want to log on this page on Wednesdays as I would be posting anything DIY! *grin* From nails, to facials, to makeup, basically anything DIY. It’s gonna to be fun *grin* In the mean time here’s a DIY video on how to do marble nails by a popular youtube nail lover CUTEPOLISH STAY BEAUTIFUL……..

Henna/Mehendi Tips for Weddings & Other Celebrations

In the last few days we’ve been obsessing on henna at REN ladies center, creating different designs for various occasions  Which reminded me of my life in the Middle-east; we wore henna for every celebration and especially weddings and engagement parties but sometimes when girls got together we had henna done as part of entertainment. The designs varied from simple lines, letters, flowers to intricate elegant floral patterns and abstracts. Always envied the girls whose henna got really deep reddish-brown and color obsession was a trend which lead to different henna mixes; chemicals were included to make it darker or even black. Which also enticed manufacturers to come up with different brands, worse of which is the black henna which often contains harmful parabens that can result to severe allergic reaction. Luckily, I have seen many concoctions of henna from Arabic, Afghani, Somali, Sudanese to Pakistani and Indian, some of them resulted to beautiful shades but itchy skin and some of them turned out beautifully, naturally. We’ve been growing henna in our backyard for generations; for …