Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Easy Steps To Apply Flawless Everyday Makeup!

To have the best looking daily makeup, for school, work/office, you have to apply makeup properly from start to finish. Id show you how in quick easy steps.
1. Makeup must be applied on healthy clean skin. So wash as usual, exfoliate twice a week, tone, and moisturize.
2. Use a foundation primer always before applying foundation. What this does is set your foundation in properly, hold back sweat and allow makeup last longer.
3. Apply foundation, using a foundation wedge sponge. The wedge sponge might ultimately become your best buy for makeup ever. Application of foundation with a wedge is crease-less and toned out.

4. If you have blotches on your face, or blemishes/spots, dot concealer in right after foundation. I have had many clients ask whether to apply concealer before or after foundation. The best way is to apply concealer after foundation. This is because foundation already covers at least 60% of blotches, concealer just covers the rest of it. If you use a concealer first, the idea of using foundation to create a smooth canvas would be flawed
5. Next Apply powder to set foundation in. using either a powder brush or the same wedge sponge you used for foundation.
6. Fill in your already groomed brows with the right shade of brow pencil. For most African american/Black women, the brow pencils vary from different shades of browns. Remember, in filling the brows, what you are doing is creating a beautifully arched brow that is as natural looking as possible. So shade in, don’t draw.
7. Apply subtle shades of eyeshadow. For day makeup, you don’t want to come off as overly made up or coloured in. So you must use matte eyeshadows in warm palettes that complement your skin tone.

8. Use a pencil or liquid liner to line out just above your lash line, on the crease of your eyes. What this does is to pop out your eyes and balance your entire look. Lining your lower lash line isn’t so necessary but if you must be carefully not to shade in too dark.
9. Use a rich lengthening mascara to emphasize your lashes, sweeping the wand from left to right, in and out till you have got the desired look
elizabeth arden mascara
10. Apply lipstick and/or gloss to finish up your look. Dab powder again and you are ready to go!

Snapshot: Simone by Franziska Nettel for Moga Magazine

Dress, Escada. Earrings, Ida Elsje.

Dress, Minx. Earrings, Ida Elsje.

Dress, Max Mara. Earrings, Ida Elsje.

Dress, Irene Luft. Ring, Ida Elsje.

Dress, Dawid Tomaszewski.
Simone by Franziska Nettel for Moga Magazine. Styling by Annabell P. N. Makeup and Hair by Timo Pravitianos.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

LaLa Anthony’s Stretch Crepe Dress

LaLa Anthony stuck to all-black at the Maxim Hot 100 Party at Dream Downtown in New York City. For the occasion, she rocked a pair of black strappy sandals and a $3,375 Antonio Berardi Paneled Stretch Crepe Dress:

Her black stretch crepe dress features black patent panels, an exposed back zipper, and a slit at the back hem.
Check out her dress on the Spring 2012 runway.

Work LaLa! This dress gives me a bit of Batman with a feminine twist but it’s hot nonetheless!
If you’re up for the splurge, you can get her dress at
Are you feeling LaLa’s look?

Accessories Lust: Alexis Bittar’s Fall 2012 Elements Collection

How about some ear, neck, and wrist candy for the weekend? Alexis Bittar’s Fall 2012 Elements Collection is the definition of glam with shimmering jewels, crystal-embellished panthers, mixed metallic, and so much more, taking inspiration from the raw beauty of nature.

The Elements Collection began in Spring 2012, with the desire to combine intricate metal work with semi-precious stones. The vibe of the pieces is best described as “bohemian luxe” and no design is expected, truly making the designs unique. Each is a conversation piece in its own right and the level of craftsmanship exhibited in every chain link and stone setting will give you loads to talk about.

The Siyabona Mystic Green Dangling Clip Earrings and the Siyabona Panther Bracelet are high atop my must-have list for the season. Fun fact: Siyabona means “we have the ability to see the future” in Zulu.

Though chock full of glamour, the collection won’t break the bank, starting at $125. The pieces hit stores in August, but if you’re itching to secure something now, you can pre-order them at
Which pieces are your favorite?

Monday, 28 May 2012

Go The Celeb Way...

Kelly Rolland's Heart Attack Video Open Back Jumpsuit 

I’m not 100% sure, but it looks like Kelly may have been styled in this $249 Maddison jumpsuit by BCBG Max Azria:

The colors are a bit off, but the style and silhouette are spot on. If it works for you, get it here.

Get A  Denim Shirt For Your Toddler

Designer duds for a toddler? Sure! Not sure of the make of little Egypt’s exact shirt, but this $76 Diesel Clipox shirt should work:

Get it, plus a few other exceedingly adorable options here:
Jada Pinkett Smith's Jimmy Choo Sandals.

Not sure of her pants, but we’ve seen those shoes before! Jada P stepped out in one of the season’s most coveted styles: Jimmy Choo’s $1,495 Letitia Sandals.

If they look familiar, it may be because we’ve blogged about them before. Get them, plus pants options to recreate Jada’s patterned style here:

Cool Online Find: NCLA Nail Wraps and Nail Lacquers

Looking for ways to make your nails pop this Summer? Well Los Angeles-based nail design company NCLA has you covered with fun nail wraps and nail lacquers, all retailing for $16 each:
NCLA x Melody Ehsani Money Green
Hello, I Love You
Started in 2011, the brand began as a line of nail wraps inspired by high-fashion and street style. With time, NCLA expanded its line to include a collection of long-lasting and cruelty-free nail lacquers which have no harmful carcinogens such as formaldehyde or camphor. They have even collaborated with Fashion Bomb favorite Melody Ehsani on a nail wrap collection that incorporates her edge and love for brights.
NCLA x Melody Ehsani I See You
Venice Beach Vixen
NCLA x Melody Ehsani I Don’t Play Nice
My two favorite styles are the Pick Me Up At Melrose Place Nail Lacquer and the NCLA x Melody Ehsani I Get Around Nail Wraps. The former is a rich bright purple that will give your nails that pop for the season and the latter, a set of wraps boasting the flags of a number of countries including the USA, England, Trinidad and more.

See more and purchase at
What do you think? Hot! or Hmm…?

Funke Akindele's Wedding Pictures

Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele got wedded last weekend to the man who stole her heart Kenny Almaroof Oloyede, both the engagement and white wedding at The Haven event centre.

The ceremony kicked off at around 12 noon with the bride and groom arriving 30 minutes apart. The couple’s parents are both in attendance as well as close friends and family members.
Here are some pictures from the event:

 The Wedding was anchored by Comedian Gbenga Adeyinka
Wishing her the best in her marriage!

We love you LEFTY!