Wednesday, 22 October 2014

ANASTASIA BEVERYLY HILLS | AMREZY PALETTE - Review & Swatches


Hey there Beauty-Lovers!!

Apologies for being completely AWOL this month! I fell ill at the beginning of the month, and then I've got a very close friends' wedding all month long, like every Saturday there has been something wedding-related! And then on Sundays, one is exhausted, throw in the fact I've got work all week lol. Settling down to photograph products and draft posts has been impossible so far. BUT, the madness settles after this weekend, so I will be back from then on.... Although, I have been updating my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages very regularly with new products I have picked up or been sent, so you should follow me on one of those pages, the links will also be provided at the end of this post



Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Amrezy' Palette - N8,500

Babble over, this is a post to share with you guys a makeup palette I canNOT get enough of! So, popular makeup brand, Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) decided to release some limited edition eyeshadow palette's in collaboration with a few social media makeup sensations. Honestly, what a GENIUS idea. I happen to follow one of such sensations @Amrezy (on instagram),  and I adore her! Her makeup style is right up my street, OTT Glam! So it was really a no-brainer that her palette would be my fave! Although, I have now got my eye on @DressYourFace's 'Tamanna' palette which is practically sold out everywhere, but I've managed to get myself one! Will definitely share swatches from that when I get it.






Back to the Amrezy palette, This is truly an eyeshadow palette that one can travel with! You honestly do not need anything else, this palette covers it all! I have used it to create multiple looks (which looking back, I should have captured on my camera), from office appropriate, right across to wedding-glam! You get a decent variety of lid colours in 'Glisten', 'Topaz', 'Iridescent Purple' and 'Emerald'. Tearduct and Browbone colours in 'Legend' and 'Vanilla' respectively. Transition/Crease colours in 'Caramel' and 'Morocco' and Outer V or Crease definition colours in 'Deep Plum' and 'LBD'. What more does one need?




Pretty much everything is covered, you've got your 5 matte and 5 frost finishes on deck. Muted, nude colours, transitional crease colours through to two glorious jewel-toned shadows!





I do not have enough words express to how impressed I was with this palette. The colour selection is stunning, it is 10 colours of pure perfection. It also comes with a double-ended brush, which as far as 'brush-in-palettes' quality goes, this is actually really good!




These shadows are buttery-smooth as well as super pigmented! It took me a while to get used to how pigmented these shadows were! ABH did not scrimp on the quality one bit! You truly get your money's worth out of this one, I can guarantee you that.


SWATCHES

So I was very unsure whether or not to share my swatches, because they are a bit pants to be honest. They don't really sell the story I've been telling up there, but please trust me when I say these shades are all super-pigmented and you will have no regrets.












Details
Purchased From: My Makeup Cosmetics (It's still Available!)
Price: N8,500



Anyone else come across the ABH limited editions palettes? Which one's your fave?

Laters,

Ez xxX


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Monday, 6 October 2014

MANICURE MONDAYS | BiL Breast Cancer Awareness Series - 001



















Details
Manicure: Mandies Nails & Cocktail Lounge
Price : N2,000 (Full Manicure)
Polish: Orly 'Pink Waterfall'

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase the awareness of this terrible disease. And as usual I will maintain a pink manicure the entire month, to show my support. You can join in too, any shade of pink. Share your Pink manicures with me on Instagram or Twitter with the HashTag #BiLBreastCancerAwareness.

Laters,

Ez xxX

Thursday, 2 October 2014

BEAUTY AFRICA EXHIBITION | SCHEDULE & LINE-UP



Hello My lovelies!

The Beauty Africa Exhibition and Conference (the region’s largest event dedicated to beauty and wellness) is only a few days away and is the start of a very exciting journey which will see the event return annually to Nigeria showcasing to the West African market the very best beauty products, brands and stylists from across the world.

The Beauty Africa Exhibition will see over 20 companies from all areas of the beauty market place including hair, make up, spa & wellness and skincare showcasing the latest products and services available today.

Alongside the exhibition Beauty Africa will be hosting a 3-day, free to attend, conference which is ground-breaking in the sense that there will be so many of the regional leaders present on the same platform providing various different business talks, live demonstrations and discussions. The conference will be split into three daily areas, with day one covering make up, day two hair and day three skin care and spa.

Below is the list of all the experts taking part in the business talks, lectures and live demo’s:






Hosted by Teniolami Adejuwon, Executive Director, Beauty By Nature Inc.

Day 1 – Make up panel of experts:
- Khuraira Musa
, President and Celebrity Makeup Artist, Khuraira Cosmetics
- Tara Fela-Durotoye
, Makeup Artist & Creative Director, House Of Tara
- Funmi Odegbami, Managing Director,MiNK London
- Eryca Freemantle, Global Beauty Ambassador for Women of Colour & Strategic Industry Intelligence
- Ada Iwugo, Commercial Director, House Of Tara
- Oke Maduewesi, CEO & Managing Director, Zaron Cosmetics
- Lola Maja-Okojevoh
, Makeup artist & Owner, Sacred Beauty
- Bimpe Onakoya,
Makeup Artist, Bimpe Onakoya Makeup & L’oreal
- Fatima Mamza,
Makeup Artist and Founder, Mamza Beauty Limited

Day 2 – Haircare panel of experts:
- Ugo Igbokwe
, Celebrity Hairstylist & Owner, Make Me Salon
- Dionne Smith, Celebrity Award Winning Hairstylist
- Aislynne Adewale, Master Stylist & Educator, American licensed cosmetologist (The hair whisperer)
- Daisy Obiano, Managing Director, Capelli Salon
- Tokunbo Chiedu
, CEO, Compass Consulting,  Country Partner, Design Essentials
- John Ojukwu
, Master Stylist Educator and Platform artist, British Licensed Cosmetologist

Day 3 – Skincare and spa panel of experts:
- Pamela Olatunji Bello
, Owner, and Laser technician, Bnatural medical Spa and Laser Centre
- Elaine Okeke-Martin, President, Spa & Wellness Association of Africa
- Ameera Abraham
, CEO and Creative Director, The Nail Bar
- Ufuoma Koloko,
Owner and Managing Director, UK Skincare Academy
- Fana Assafa,
Director - Aesthetic Dermatology, bnatural medical
- Lola Maja-Okojevoh,
Makeup artist & Owner, Sacred Beauty

Online registration closes today, Thursday  (2nd Oct), but do not fret you can still register  on-site at the event, it’s FREE to attend. Click here to register. Places are limited and will be on first come first serve basis.

Children under the age of 16 will not be admitted.

Visit http://www.beautyafricaexhibition.com for more details.

Follow beauty Africa on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/beautyafricaexhibition and stand a chance to win amazing prizes.

Looking forward to seeing you all there next week!

Laters,

Ez xxX