Monday, March 30, 2015

Lipstick diaries: Raine Fever by Coloured Raine

Hi all,

Another lipstick review coming your way--booyah! This time I am featuring "Raine Fever" by Coloured Raine. This brand is my very first introduction to lip stains. In fact, I had never heard of lip stains till my friend & beauty Vlogger, FabCocoBerry told me about them. I noticed that her lips always looked fab and perfect, and of course, I had to know the secret—lol.  She then told me about lip stains and specifically recommended the brand, Coloured Raine.

Typically, I am a pink & red lipstick kind of girl, but I decided to deviate from the norm and purchase this purple lipstick. Raine Fever is a very vibrant color-- definitely not for the faint hearted. The staying power is absolutely amazing as it stays put throughout the day. You can slurp a huge bowl of soup, bite into a big fat burger, kiss a battalion of soldiers, and it would not rub off.  Since it's a matte lip stain, it feel a bit dry on my lips, so my good old EOS lip gloss comes in handy before application. Apparently, the whole world has heard of Coloured Raine as the products (lip stains in particular) are always out of stock. You practically have to stalk their Instagram page to find out when they are back on sale. The lip stains come in different colors, and I also purchased "Berri Raine", a pretty pink/purple shade that I will be reviewing soon. For now, check out Raine Fever below.
Source: Coloured Raine

Check out other Lipstick Diaries posts here. Have a fab week guys.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Florals on the strip

I am a lover of bold and bright prints, but for some reason, I do not like floral prints. However my dislike for florals changed when I saw this scuba skirt in Express. Asides, the beautiful silhouette, the price tag (70% off) was enough reason to buy it. I got the opportunity to wear the skirt in Vegas two weeks ago. It was spring weather in Vegas and the color and print of the skirt was perfect for taking a leisure stroll on the Vegas strip. Check out the pictures below. 

Happy hump day.

Top:Marshalls | Skirt: Express | Sandals: Target | Bag:KateSpade Saturday

Monday, March 16, 2015

Aztec print cardy & a raspberry coat

Hi Chicas,

I know I have been a bad blogger, but work has been super hectic and the blog had to be put on the back burner. The good news is I am back, and I have many great posts and pictures to share in the coming weeks. 

So here are some pictures I took yesterday. I know It's not leg-baring season, but I was not going to let the crazy weather put a damper on my style. Someday it shall be spring on this side of the planet, but till then, I will keep on with the weather inappropriate outfits.

Wrap cardy: Forever21 | Skirt: Banana Republic | Heels: Delicious Shoes | Bag: BCBGMaxazria | Coat:Via Spiga

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bur Dubai: Textile Souk

Typically when I travel, I tend to stay away from places and experiences that I can get here in the United States. However, Dubai which is mainly known for its tall fancy building and luxurious lifestyle, offered very little of a unique experience. Also being an international/expatriate city, it was hard to get a true taste of the indigenous Arab culture.
However, a trip to the Textile Souk in Bur (old) Dubai provided a bit of the local culture I was yearning for. To get to the Textile souk, we had to get on an Abra boat ride (which only cost 1 dirham). The boat which had no railings, offered no security whatsoever! Despite my safety concerns, I enjoyed the boat ride, and my buddy and I even made friends with one of the locals.
My time at the Textile Souk was awesome. The market was filled with so many gorgeous fabrics (definitely a fashionista’s haven). Haggling with the traders reminded me so much of the markets back in my hometown of Lagos. After strolling down hallways of the sand-colored buildings, and copping a few items, we called it a day and headed back to the glamorous Dubai.
Below are pictures, I hope you enjoy them.

Ankara Pants& Bangle by Chic Therapy| Tee:Old Navy|Sandals:Target
An Abra boat (Water taxi)
Our boat driver was such a sport
Our new friend

Hello new friend

It was such a beautiful day in Dubai

Checking out the traditional beaded flats
Coconut drink for a beautiful day
We checked out some spices, and the chicken masala spice smelled so gooood!

So many Jalabiyas to choose from

How gorgeous are these throw pillows

Should I get this pink? (I ended up with the blue one in this post)

This shop attendant was a riot! We had so much fun in his shop--good times!

                    That's all folks. Have a great week!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Glittered pink

 Products used

Eyes: Inner corner- Wet&Wild in Groupie & Lorel hip duo in Sculpted| OuterV-Toofaced neutral palette:Eyepencil-Upper lid: Black Radiance| Lower lid: Ulta pencil in Deep black matte
Face: Revlon Color stay foundation in Cappucino| Iman pressed powder| Blush: Mac-Ambering Rose
Lips: Revlon lipstick in Mink & lipgloss in Supernatural

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Maxi at the mosque

This post is a continuation of my Dubai trip and it features my visit to the Jumeirah Mosque. The mosque was one of the top sights on my to-do list and I had also planned to take the mosque tour and learn about the religion and customs of the UAE. However, my friend and I arrived late for the tour and were not allowed access into the mosque. Not one to waste an outfit, I figured we might as well make most of the time and take pictures in the beaded jalabiya we had purchased the night before. Here goes...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Denim, blue & Yellow

I was in New York this past weekend, and although it was wet and slushy, I couldn't help but rock my new metallic blue pumps and yellow flared skirt. It was just one of those outfits that I had styled in my head and was going to execute regardless of the weather.
During the day, It wasn't too cold in Brooklyn (where I spent most of my time) and I was comfortable wearing a short skirt. However, temperatures dropped in the evening and I was super thankful for the pair of leggings that I grabbed just before I bolted out of the door. Anyway, here are the outfit pictures I took.
Have a fab week chicas.
Skirt & shirt: H&M | Bag: Kate Spade Saturday| Shoes:Go Jane

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Travel Therapy: Florence, Italy (Firenze)

I was in Rome last year, and with Florence only an hour away by train, my friend and I decided to take a day trip there. My time in Florence was chilled and although I didn't get to do much, I was able to soak in some of the charm of the beautiful city. I most definitely have to go back to Florence. Next time I visit, I'll plan to spend a few days and enjoy all the wonders the city has to offer. But until then I'll relieve the memory through these pictures.
The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore( Il Duomo di Firenze/ Florence Cathedral)
A view of the Cathedral from down below
A peek at beautiful Firenze
Taken from the bell tower
More of Florence
The cross on the dome of the cathedral
The bell at the Giotto’s Campanile 
Ankara print clad mannequins and visual designs at the luxury store, Luisa Via Roma 
Leather goods at the street market

Don't you just love the yellow walls with the blue accents?
I was gobsmacked by this talented street artist
Aren't these street restaurants amazing?
A beautiful view of Ponte Vecchio
Stopping to catch my breath as I make my way to the top of the bell tower
Micheal Angelo's " The Deposition" or "Florence Pietà" at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo