Friday, October 14, 2016

Red Sweetheart

Last week, I lacked the drive to update the blog. This week I am battling a very horrid cold. That kind of cold that has you shivering and sweating at the same time, while making you weak in the joints...sigh! 

Anyway this Friday afternoon, I am sharing a basic make up look I did earlier this year. I call it basic because it is devoid of the heavy smoked out eyeshadow look I am accustomed to. For this look I dug into my Forever21 love and beauty quad palette, and created this soft eyeshadow look. For my lips, I opted for "mary", a subtle metallic red lipstick by Coloured Raine, and voila! 
Have a great weekend guys!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Black,colored bars, & white people

I have been lazy at updating the blog these past few weeks. I really do not have a valid excuse, as I haven't been particularly busy, but I know that I have had zero drive to upload pictures and write. 

Just to break the silence, I am posting the pictures I took last Sunday. They were taken with my phone by my 9 year old cousin, so the quality isn't too great, but still thought i'd share. 

Have a great week ahead.
Eye: All shadows are from BHS Cosmetics "Eyes on the 70s" palette
Lipstick: Timeless liquid lipstick  by LAGirl Cosmetics, Trap  by Colourpop Cosmetics, and Supernatural Lip gloss  by Revlon

That's all folks. Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Travel Therapy: Provincetown, Cape Cod

 After my trip to Martha's Vineyard two summers ago (post here), I vowed to visit a different Cape Cod town every summer. However, summer 2015 was packed and I couldn't make it down to the Cape as planned. Then came summer 2016, and my friend Bee who was visiting from Nigeria agreed that a visit to Provincetown, Cape Cod was a must... whoop!

One of the most notable spots in Cape Cod, P- Town is a small seaside town with lovely beaches, lively streets, colorful nightclubs and art galleries. P-Town offers a diverse choice of activities, and Bee and I were able to enjoy our time there by partaking in different activities at various points of the trip. Below is what we got up to in this perfect vacay spot!
While waiting for the ferry to P-Town, we got pooped on by a bird.  This is my angry bird face!
Yay! We are here
We started out by walking the pier and making our way to Commercial street, which houses most of the restaurants and shops
Commercial street was bustling with so much tourist activity
We encountered so many colorful buildings
 This one in particular caught my eye
More colors on Commercial Street
A giant hersey for!
Pizza, sushi, anyone?
Perhaps the sign will turn to ice cream if I stare long enough
My travel buddy Bee, defying gravity with her
I thought this backdrop was interesting
Yes, I am a happy camper
Oooh, yellow stripes! Count me in
More "colorfulness"
Oooh cute abs, house
I had my first lobster roll ever!
Then my friend Bee rented a bicycle, and I went off to the beach
Soaking in the view at East End beach
How picturesque
How cute is this beach house?
When I was done at the beach, I headed off to the East End Gallery District
Interesting art work
I thought the Governor Bradford Restaurant was so pretty
Pilgrims monument was built to commemorate "The Pilgrims’ first landing in the New World"

While, the morning started with bird poop, the evening ended on a beautiful note with this pretty sunset.

Hope you enjoyed my Province Town adventures. Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 09, 2016

Black 'n Yellow

I own a bunch of Yellow eye shadows, but I am usually hesitant to use them, as they are overly bright and tend to look a tad janky. However, when I was learning to perfect my gele (head tie)skills the other day, I noticed the yellow in my top and decided to experiment with my BH cosmetics yellow eye shadow. Since the yellow was highly pigmented, I kept the rest of the eyes minimal by using a light orange shade as a transition color. I also ditched the black eye shadow that I usually use for a smokey effect, and opted for a brown shade. To offset the bright yellow, I lined my bottom lid with the darkest eye pencil I could find. I kept the lips toned down with a light mauve color and lined them with a dark brown and red pencil...and voila, the final look!

What do you guys think of this look? Please let me know what you think in the comment section. Have a great weekend.
Eyeshadows: yellow shade and transition color by BH Cosmetics 
Brow bone: Honeypot from Toofaced Cosmetics natural eye palette
Foundation and powder: Loreal Promatte in Cocoa |  Highlight: LAGirl Cosmetics , Fawn and Ben Nye Banana Powder 
 Lipstick: blushing mauve by Revlon