Saturday, May 21, 2011

LOTD : Smokey Peach!!

Hey Pretties,

So, it's a fantastic Saturday & this Look came to mind that i wanted to share with you. It was inspired by Sam Fine & the technique of contouring & highlighting was applied.

I decided to give my looks a twist by Giving 2-3 Lip colors to go with every eye work done(i believe that's fair to people who dont have so many colors to pick from like i do :) ).

Pls note that you don't have to own all these products to do a Fab Job on urself.Its always safer to use neutral & earthy shades to achieve beautiful results

I used Mary Kay's Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation in 600, set with Iman's Luxury Pressed Powders in Medium & Clay Medium , Blush was Black Opal's Raisin in the Last 2 looks & BM Pro's Claret in the 1st Look. I applied highlights in a subtle way using Black Radiance's Mosaic Bronzer in Golden Shimmer

I used Eversheen's Eyeliner Pencil in Brown & Brown-Black(Tell no one, :)) & set my brows with SORME's Eyebrow Control Clear Mascara & highlighted my browbone using Black Radiance's Mosaic Bronzer in Golden Shimmer once again.

I used a bronzey colour from the Revlon Colorstay's 12 Hour Eye shadow in Copper Spice all over my lids & went into my crease with Casabella's Matte Brown Eyeshadow in Mink . My Mascara was Revlon's Beyond Natural Defining Mascara in Black, followed by Loreal's Double Extend Mascara also in Black

Look 1 - Midnight Peach

Lip Products used:

1). Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Midnight Red
2). Revlon SUPER LUSTROUS Lipgloss in 160

Look 2 - Tainted Peach

Lip Product used : Tainted Lipstick by Casabella

Look 3 - Venomous Peach

 Lip Products used :
1). Tainted Lipstick by Casabella
2). MAC Venomous Villain Lipglass Lipgloss No. 12 in Peach


Friday, May 13, 2011


Hey Pretties,

I wanted to share pictures of a bridal trial i recently did. Yemi,is getting married to a friend & so i was chosen to be her makeup artist.

She is on the reserved side & isnt adventurous with colour & such a bride must be understood. So for upcoming makeup artists, it's important you listen to your bride to know her likes & dislikes as well as knowing her dream look. It's a team effort here & all opinions matter(her fiance was even helpful in picking her lipstick color)

She was having her pre-wedding shots taken & so,we used that opportunity to have her bridal trial done. She has thick brows & very dry skin. So it was very important that i got her skin moisturized to allow the  foundation glide smoothly as well as have a base to stick to.

I didn't use a primer which sometimes works against your goal & so her brows got tweezed & scuplted & it was surely a nice time at the end of the day.

Being a trial, she was able to point out features she wanted more defined or subtlely worked on

Hopefully,she will look even more beautiful on her big day.

Will upload a few more pictures for your perusal when i get it from her wedding photographer


Monday, May 9, 2011


Hey Pretties,

most ladies i come across ask me questions on what items are most important in any makeup bag.So the MBI series is geared at keeping all ladies informed on what staples are needed in their kits.

I'll share weekly what to look for in all products from time to time &  hope it proves helpful to someone out there.

Your feedback is always welcome, either here or as a mail to this address :

Pretty K

Friday, May 6, 2011

SPARKLE FASHION STORE: My Go To For Fun Accessories

Hey Pretties,

I absolutely Love accessorizing outfits(Probably gonna be a Fashion Stylist Someday,but until then....) & in my bid to get accessories very different from the ones i see in the markets here in Nigeria, i discovered Sparkle Fashion Store owned by my very Dear Friend & Sister, Pat Ozegbe.

Sparkle is a pocket friendly Fashion Store that stocks Jewelry in all it's Glory(Rings,Bangles,Earrings,Necklaces, Costume Gold Jewelry,), Scarves, Hats, Belts, Hair Pieces et al.

Here's a link to both her Facebook page:!/pages/Sparkle-Fashion-Store/40950126323

& website:

Il put up stuff i have purchased from sparkle as soon as i can

Pretty K

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Product Review : Urban Decay Primer Potion(UDPP) In Sin!

I actually got this primer by mistake. i had ordered this through a friend & was looking to buy the Primer Potion in Eden. My friend ordered this instead & because it's a little bit pricey, i knew i couldn't throw it away.

There are mixed reviews on makeup forums, but i will make this review as personal as possible.

This product comes in a 'Genie-Looking' container, with an applicator. The product in it is a shimmery champagne colour, which needs to be blended,i would say with your fingers. A little product goes a long way, because if not properly blended, it might crease.

I only use this product when i need to have my eyeshadows on for a while,because it's very hard to remove from the skin.


1). Perfect for Oily lids
2). Perfect for shimmery shadows
3). Glides smoothly
4). A little goes a long way


1). Poor packaging limits the amount of product you get out of it
2). Very pricey
3). Doesn't work well under Matte shadows
4). Might crease when heavily applied
5). Very difficult to clean off

I hope this review was helpful. If you actually need to use UDPP, i would advise you try it in the original Formula, which you can then use under both Matte & Shimmery Shadows.


DISCLAIMER: I am in no way in affiliation with any of the companies whose products i display, i bought them with my own money & im not been paid to review their products.

HAUL FIESTA : Black opal

You would agree that this is a very small haul, but hey, i bought it & im proud of it,lol. I went to the Popular Kuddy Store in Lagos island (If you reside in Lagos, Kuddy stores are located in Lagos Island, Osolo way in Ajao estate, Trade Fair Complex Ojo & Ikota Shopping Complex Lekki) & stocked on some Black Opal Products.

Why you would ask? Well,im a great fan of Sam Fine's & he doesnt hesitate recommending black opal to anyone who cares to listen. While in school & still familiarising myself with beauty products, i used black opal & because back then ,i didnt understand my skin & its needs, i felt black opal wasnt good enough a brand.

So,i decided to act in faith once more & get a few items. I absolutely love their blushes because they are pigmented enough to be used on the eyes,not so much as an eyeshadow but to contour.

So i purchased a gold eyeshadow, a peach toned blush, stick foundations, loose powders & Mascara(i will do reviews on each of these products later)

So, if you are looking for an affordable brand which was also made with the black skin in mind, pls try Black Opal

Pretty K

DISCLAIMER: I am in no way in affiliation with any of the companies whose products i display, i bought them with my own money & im not been paid to review their products.