Hiya Guys! Hope you’re all well and happy that it’s FRIDAY!
The other day while browsing the beauty section at Ebeano (this is located on the 1st floor, stairs to this level are at the back of the store), I was surprised to see this:
An E.L.F. stand! I nearly walked past it because I wasn’t really looking in that direction. It’s placed right next to the Orly Nail stand. They’ve got quite few products on display: Lipgloss, bronzers, foundation, eyeshadow palette, eyeshadow pencils, liquid liners etc. Not nearly enough, but its a good start. I managed to pick up two items.
|E.L.F. Eyelid Primer ‘Champagne’ – N900|
Remember in my last E.L.F. Haul post, I picked up the eyelid primer but forgot to actually pay for it and take it with me. I was lucky enough to get it this time round :). And it was around the same price (even cheaper, I think)
|E.L.F. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Masacara – N1000|
I have also been after something to set my eyebrows in place once I’m done filling them in. I had used some Sleek Makeup waterproof clear eyelash mascara for this, and it worked perfectly. But I haven’t been able to go round and repurchase it. So when I saw this at the E.L.F. stand, I decided to pick it up to try out. On one side its got a wet gloss and the other side its got a clear mascara. I’m using the gloss for my brows.
Now, this isn’t a review post as I have not used these products long enough to give one. I just wanted to let you guys know there’s now an E.L.F. stand at Ebeano! But you can be sure I will provide a thorough and honest review once I’ve used these a couple weeks.
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Hiya Beauty-Lovers! Hope you are all well and had a restful weekend
So I was tagged by the lovely Barbara who blogs over at http://barbsiesmusings.blogspot.com to do a ‘What’s in My Bag’ Post.
I know I had mentioned before here, that I love these sort of posts because it kind of allows you to know a bit more about the person behind the blog. So without much further-a-do……
Ta-da!! So here’s the bag I tend to carry around a lot during the week. I rotate bags quite a bit, especially at the weekend, but during the week I like to stick to just 1 bag (2 at the most!) because I need a lot of essentials and I tend to forget to move some of them across to the new bag. You won’t believe the number of times I have had to send for my electronic fob because I forgot it at home, in a bag I changed the night before.
I love this bag because its nice and big, don’t know if you can tell from the picture. But it fits in all that I need on a day-to-day basis and more. I’ve had this bag for quite a long time, I’d say roughly about 4years now! And it is still going strong! 🙂
And here are the contents:
1.) Little Ankara-fabric purse where I keep all my change (N5, N20 & N50 notes). My Aunt gave this to me.
2.) My 2013 Dairy/Planner. I am always jotting things down and planning my to-do lists in advance.
3.) You can’t really see it, but that’s my office Identification Card (I.D.) clip-on holder.
4.) My Mobile Makeup Bag. The contents change quite a lot, but you can get the general idea from this here post I did a while ago
5.) iPad. I love watching Youtube beauty tutorials and this aids my addiction whilst on the move.
6.) Mini Sure Deodorant spray can. ALWAYS a necessity, you never know when you might need it.
7.) Soap & Glory ‘Hand Food’ hand-cream also a necessity. Love love love this hand-cream 🙂
8.) Bath & Body Works ‘Vanilla Sprinkle Cookie’ Antibacterial Hand Gel. Hate hand-shakes *ack* and I happen to have to shake people A LOT *shudder*. So I run through these like water. But I always wash my hands as soon as I can!
9.) Orbit Chewing Gum
10.) Advil Painkillers. Very handy, I hardly get headaches, but when I do it’s usually from the heat.
11.) Wallet. Got all my bank cards,complimentary cards, few receipts and of course, cash in there.
12.) Work keys and electronic fob.
13.) Home keys
14.) Blackberry, my other BB crashed the day before I took this picture, so had to crawl back to using my old bb. It’s an oldie but a goodie! 🙂
15.) Official phone. This is only turned-on at office hours i.e. 8am-5pm Mon-Friday. Yes, I am serious 😐
16.) My Sunglasses. Also a necessity for me, unless I haven’t got my lenses in that day and have to wear my prescription glasses.
17.) And of course my iPhone, which was used to take this here photo!
There you have it! The contents of my bag, hope you enjoyed this post and thanks Barbara for the tag 🙂
Manicure: Nail Studio in VI
Polish: Essie ‘Where’s My Chaffeur’
Price of Manicure: N3000
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Now I have always said, you can find nearly ANYTHING you want, in Lagos. Only problem is you need to know where to look, or have someone, who knows someone who knows where to get it! This was one of the major reasons I started this blog a year ago. I would discover some beauty product/item and be like “Oh! They sell this in Lagos?”. And I thought why not share these discoveries with people too, you never know who’s looking for it, and this brings me to my latest post.
|Ben Nye ‘Banana’ Luxury Powder 1.5oz/42gm: N3000|
Now I want to assume that most of you already know about the amazingness that is the Ben Nye Luxurious Powder range, the most popular being the shade ‘Banana’. It was quite possibly (and still is, to be honest) THE most talked about product in the beauty world, especially the blogosphere.
The reason why it is so popular is because it is amazing at preventing that dreaded ‘shine’ that develops on the face after a while of wearing foundation and we have to whip out our blotting-sheets/powder. It keeps your skin matte for longer and comes highly recommended for those with oily-skin.
Ben Nye products are all specially formulated for theatrical purposes, it’s popularly referred to as ‘Stage Makeup’, and somehow managed to make it into the hands of mainstream makeup artists and enthusiasts. Think this mainly had to do with Kim Kardashian to be honest, her makeup artists uses this on her all the time.
Now I will say for people with darker skin tones, this is popularly used to set the under-eye concealer and give that brighter look around the area. Ben Nye carry different powders and shades for Olive and Darker skin tones in their Mojave collection (Banana isn’t in this range), think these are translucent and so it might be worth looking into those if you are after an all-over-face powder.
I can’t give a review at all about this product as I haven’t even used it. Was going to do a review and post at the same time, but I posted a picture of it on my Instagram page (Username: @BeautyInLagos) and I have been hounded with questions on where I got it, even had a couple friends send me a messages on BBM, asking to tell them before I told all you guys, haha!
So I will be back with a very detailed review after I have used this a while, so please check back in a few weeks, but for now here are the details on where I got it.
I placed my order online and paid N1000 for delivery to Victoria Island.
Ps: Remember I mentioned in this post I had discovered some other store that stocked it and the sales-girl said she was going to let me know when they got their new stock in, I haven’t heard back from her but when I do I’d be sure to let you all know 🙂
Manicure: The Nail Place, VI
Price of Manicure: N1,000 (nail-tidy & change of polish)
Polish: OPI ‘Mod-Ern Girl’
UPDATE: BiL Anniversary Giveaway Winner!
So I have finally done all the checks and entered the numbers in Random.org! and the BiL Anniversary Giveaway winner is!
CONGRATULATIONS Mz_Dewunmi! Expect a DM from me on twitter!
Thanks to everyone that took part in the giveaway, I did read all your comments and got a few new ideas on what topics I should blog about this year! So thanks again, and there will be more giveaways this year on BiL!
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