31.10.13

IT'S BLACK,IT'S WHITE - CELEBRITY STYLE INSPIRATION (Part 2)

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      Another quick post on my outfit of the day.White Blazer,Black tank top,Black leather-look skinny pants with a pair of black pumps. For me,Black is such a versatile colour especially when i really don't know what to wear for the day or not sure what colour to combine an outfit with,i just reach for it. This style was inspired by Heidi Klum, Happy viewing....xo.




                                                           
     










    

                                                    WHAT'S YOUR OUTFIT OF THE DAY?
                           (You can leave a link below in the  comment box to where i can view them)

                                                                Thanks for Reading...xo





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26.10.13

TUCKED IN PONY TAILS AND BUNS - Getting Tired Of Protective Hair Style

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    I am quite sure by now that those who see me everyday or who have seen some of my pictures on instagram or on this blog already know that this particular protective styling has been my staple hair style.I find it to be the easiest way to get my hair ready for the day without looking like a mess.Its very easy ,effortless and  it takes about two or three minutes and you're done.
   I wanted to try some thing else with my real hair since i'm not big on hair extensions/wigs nor braids,so i got an update recently on Yolanda's current post on Side swept flat twist-out ,and yesterday i styled my hair the same way using no heat at all.






          This style reminds me of the 80's hair style (Hello Evelyn ''Champagne'' King..) which celebrities like Alicia Keys have also rocked as well.Though my hair is now seven weeks post-relaxer, i didn't use any holding spray so i wasn't expecting the curls to last all day,but for me it was a good change from the usual buns and tucked in pony tails.



                                                                   

       This hair style is quite nice and really gives you a different look especially for people like me who are used to styling their hair in a particular way.If you would like to know how to style it ,head on to Yolanda's blog  Here  to see how. Don't forget to leave a link to where you would like us to view it.
    By the way, ProductsThatActuallyWork is now on instagram, so my darlings, feel free to follow and share your pictures with me,i can't wait to view them.....(smiles)...xo.


                                   
                           


                                  WHO ELSE IS TIRED OF A PARTICULAR PROTECTIVE HAIR STYLE ?
                                                  WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO HAIR STYLE FOR THE DAY?






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TUCKED IN PONY TAILS AND BUNS - Getting Tired Of Protective Hair Style

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    I am quite sure by now that those who see me everyday or who have seen some of my pictures on instagram or on this blog already know that this particular protective styling has been my staple hair style.I find it to be the easiest way to get my hair ready for the day without looking like a mess.Its very easy ,effortless and  it takes about two or three minutes and you're done.
   I wanted to try some thing else with my real hair since i'm not big on hair extensions/wigs nor braids,so i got an update recently on Yolanda's current post on Side swept flat twist-out ,and yesterday i styled my hair the same way using no heat at all.






          This style reminds me of the 80's hair style (Hello Evelyn ''Champagne'' King..) which celebrities like Alicia Keys have also rocked as well.Though my hair is now seven weeks post-relaxer, i didn't use any holding spray so i wasn't expecting the curls to last all day,but for me it was a good change from the usual buns and tucked in pony tails.



                                                                   

       This hair style is quite nice and really gives you a different look especially for people like me who are used to styling their hair in a particular way.If you would like to know how to style it ,head on to Yolanda's blog  Here  to see how. Don't forget to leave a link to where you would like us to view it.
    By the way, ProductsThatActuallyWork is now on instagram, so my darlings, feel free to follow and share your pictures with me,i can't wait to view them.....(smiles)...xo.


                                   
                           


                                  WHO ELSE IS TIRED OF A PARTICULAR PROTECTIVE HAIR STYLE ?
                                                  WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO HAIR STYLE FOR THE DAY?






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24.10.13

REVLON COLOUR STAY IN RICH TAN

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      So below are pictures of my recent buys,and for quite sometime i have been looking to get a new foundation but wanted to try a liquid foundation this time since my M.A.C studio fix powder foundation shattered.I read a lot of reviews on the Revlon Colour Stay foundation, mostly good reviews before i went on to get one,i was more concerned about getting the right foundation for my skin type but didn't realise it would be harder to get the right shade for my skin tone .The Revlon colour stay foundation comes in combination/oily skin and Normal/Dry Skin and in so many shades as well - (mocha,natural tan,true beige,cool beige e.t.c.),but having waited a long time to see if i they were going to stock up more shades since none of the ones in the store looked right on my skin i settled for the closest to my skin tone and then went on to use the Mary Kay Medium-coverage foundation to mix it with in order to get the right shade.








  • elf Mineral Infused Face Primer
  • Revlon Colour Stay Foundation
  • Mary Kay Medium-Coverage Foundation
  • Sleek Blush Palette In Pumpkin






























     The Mary Kay medium-coverage foundation is ideal to make a nice tinted moisturiser using your average moisturiser,but when it came to mixing it with another foundation like the Revlon colour stay foundation i was really careful not to over do it because i was looking closely at the mixture to attain the right shade that blends well.





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AFTER





























        The Revlon Colour Stay is quite thicker than the Mary Kay medium-coverage that all you need is just a pea size to blend in properly. It did last longer than i expected it to,it  took about five to six hours before i noticed my face was beginning to shine ( i have a really oily facial skin ,you can practically fry an egg on it...lol ).I think the wait is over  for another Revlon Colour Stay shade of foundation.This shade does it for me.
  (Sorry about the spellings Colour/Color,i'm used to writing in British english....lol )






                                  HAVE YOU USED ANY FOUNDATION BY REVLON OR MARY KAY ?
                                                   HOW  DO YOU APPLY YOUR FOUNDATION ?




     
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23.10.13

IT'S BLACK ,IT'S WHITE....Celebrity Style Inspiration

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      Hi everyone ,a quick post on black and white prints and how i stole the look from a style icon i've always admired - Jennifer Lopez. I replaced the Cup with my bag since i was on my way out when i took these photos...lol.





                   





                                                                  
                             


                                     

                                                HOW WOULD YOU STYLE A BLACK AND WHITE PRINT?



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11.10.13

FIREWORKS - A DISPLAY OF BREATH TAKING ARTS

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         Hi everyone, i just got back from an art exhibition and i just couldn't wait to share it here.The gallery of art work is titled Fireworks done by d'artist Chike Onuorah. The exhibition has been running since the 5th of October and having had a really busy week lately i didn't want to miss it since it was coming to a close tomorrow the 12th,and i'm glad i didn't.
        The paintings that were on display were so colourful and painstakingly done with a lot of hidden details that only a lover of art could decipher,but then again a good piece of art work does speak to the viewer...in many ways.
        Also on display were a collection of poems and ornamental paintings which will make for a good home decor or design.The thing with Ornamental paintings is they always have a place in any home ,bedrooms,hall ways, dining rooms,making them a good conversation piece.




              I was more intrigued by his interpretation of every day life and nature using different shades of primary colours in his paintings,some of which was titled Blue fireworks,After the rain ,The lady in Red and Mind Challenge.
             You can find an article on this particular display in THE GUARDIAN newspaper today the 11th and also hoping that you will find time tomorrow to go see this great work at The Terra Kulture  in Victoria Island,Lagos.


                                                         


10.10.13

OOTD -FLORAL SKIRT

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       Here's a quick post on how i finally got around to styling my floral print skirt from Asos, with a little celebrity style inspiration from Georgia Salpa. Floral prints are often thought to be difficult in styling ,but i think the trick is finding a colour  from the print that  can calm it down and make it look more appealing.







Skirt  - Asos
Jacket  - Dorothy Perkins (They're the only ones that seem to have a variety of  ''Tall Size'' clothings)
Crop Top - Asos
Pumps -  Fioni from payless.com



          I love this pink jacket and i had to experiment a little pairing it with the floral skirt,i got it from Gozicouture (08099235710).They stock tall sizes as well.

Pink Jacket - Red Herring   (from GOZICOUTURE)
Top  -  Atmosphere
Shoes -  Calvin Klein

          You can head on to POLYVORE.COM to create your on sets using the floral print,and don't forget to follow this blog on the site as well ,the user name is beautilicous. Can't wait to view your sets...(smiles)..xo.
                           



                                            HOW WOULD YOU STYLE A FLORAL PRINT?




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8.10.13

MY DETOX ROUTINE

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    It seems like ages since i did any health post on my blog,looks like i just got carried away with all the hair and skin products i have been using lately. Honestly, I've come to realise that to achieve a healthy life style and also a glowing skin one must engage in two things - A healthy diet and regular Exercises,and not just relying on products alone.
    It's not as easy as it sounds especially if you are already used to a sedentary life style,or if your work/business does not allow time for both.When exercising i don't  just work out to keep fit because i'm not consistent at it ,so when i do work out i do so to shed a few pounds or burn calories that i have accumulated with my uncontrollable sweet tooth...lol. which brings me to my diet.
  I have accepted my weaknesses (cakes and ice cream), so keeping up with the diet part can be a bit of a challenge when trying to shed the pounds. The truth is i often rely on certain herbal remedies like my green tea to help me kick start the process.You may have come across the Master cleanse Diet which celebrities like Beyonce do in order to lose a few pounds.
  The Master Cleanse is not new , and since this will be my first time , i don't intend to make it a regular detox routine. The process involves Water, Fresh Lemon Juice , Cayenne Peppers (some people use organic peppers), and 100% grade B Maple Syrup.The entire mixture can be found on this site ,but below is just a few benefits derived from this cleanse.


  • It dissolves and eliminates toxins from the body
  • It helps in relieving pressure in the blood vessels
  • It helps to eliminate waste and other  products the body doesn't need but can not get rid of on its own
  • Most importantly it cleanses the Organs and digestive tracts preparing it to function properly when you're working out.


  It is often advised not to rely on The Master Cleanse for extreme weight loss because even though you get to shed the weight, the weight loss may not be permanent ,meaning there is every tendency of gaining it back and quicker too...yes.









             Its very important to detox once in while especially if you intend to work out long term or have indulged in junk foods for a long time.Water is very important when doing the master cleanse detox ,but that isn't new to me as that will be the easy part during this detox.I also intend to do this for 4 days only and see how it goes.

   ( WARNING ! ) if you've had any medical history/condition like ulcers or other serious health issues relating to any part of your organs, please talk to your doctor before doing this particular detox,Otherwise you can just brew a cup of green tea and try to drink at least six glasses of water every day.




                                                                   DO YOU DETOX? 
                                         WHAT DO YOU DO OR USE WHEN DOING A DETOX?






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MY DETOX ROUTINE

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    It seems like ages since i did any health post on my blog,looks like i just got carried away with all the hair and skin products i have been using lately. Honestly, I've come to realise that to achieve a healthy life style and also a glowing skin one must engage in two things - A healthy diet and regular Exercises,and not just relying on products alone.
    It's not as easy as it sounds especially if you are already used to a sedentary life style,or if your work/business does not allow time for both.When exercising i don't  just work out to keep fit because i'm not consistent at it ,so when i do work out i do so to shed a few pounds or burn calories that i have accumulated with my uncontrollable sweet tooth...lol. which brings me to my diet.
  I have accepted my weaknesses (cakes and ice cream), so keeping up with the diet part can be a bit of a challenge when trying to shed the pounds. The truth is i often rely on certain herbal remedies like my green tea to help me kick start the process.You may have come across the Master cleanse Diet which celebrities like Beyonce do in order to lose a few pounds.
  The Master Cleanse is not new , and since this will be my first time , i don't intend to make it a regular detox routine. The process involves Water, Fresh Lemon Juice , Cayenne Peppers (some people use organic peppers), and 100% grade B Maple Syrup.The entire mixture can be found on this site ,but below is just a few benefits derived from this cleanse.


  • It dissolves and eliminates toxins from the body
  • It helps in relieving pressure in the blood vessels
  • It helps to eliminate waste and other  products the body doesn't need but can not get rid of on its own
  • Most importantly it cleanses the Organs and digestive tracts preparing it to function properly when you're working out.


  It is often advised not to rely on The Master Cleanse for extreme weight loss because even though you get to shed the weight, the weight loss may not be permanent ,meaning there is every tendency of gaining it back and quicker too...yes.









             Its very important to detox once in while especially if you intend to work out long term or have indulged in junk foods for a long time.Water is very important when doing the master cleanse detox ,but that isn't new to me as that will be the easy part during this detox.I also intend to do this for 4 days only and see how it goes.

   ( WARNING ! ) if you've had any medical history/condition like ulcers or other serious health issues relating to any part of your organs, please talk to your doctor before doing this particular detox,Otherwise you can just brew a cup of green tea and try to drink at least six glasses of water every day.




                                                                   DO YOU DETOX? 
                                         WHAT DO YOU DO OR USE WHEN DOING A DETOX?






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6.10.13

MAYBELLINE - THE REASON WHY I HAVE NEVER USED FALSE LASHES

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             If there's a make up routine that i'm yet to try on, it will be false eye lashes, i quite like the way it looks on other people especially when it's been done properly by a professional make-up artist and also when it has a more natural look after the make up is all done,but the truth is , for me its quite scary watching the way make-up artists fix false lashes on their clients. So to get over my phobia i went in search of a mascara that lengthens and adds volume as well and i found the Maybelline range of  mascaras.





           I have been using the Maybelline range of mascaras since 2006 and they really have an amazing effect on my lashes. I got The COLOSSAL VOLUM' EXPRESS  about six months ago and its such a great mascara , and even though sometimes its takes a lot of cleaning to get it off the skin, (I use my Neautrogena Healthy Skin cleanser which i reviewed Here to do that) it still leaves a little trace on my eye lids,so the best way to get it out is by wiping with a make-up remover.





  


   When applying The Mascara  i try to apply more than one coat in order to build it up,it doesn't give you that dramatic effect ,but it does make your eyes come alive.Another thing which i do before application is to use the eyelash curler .Sometimes with the Colossal Volum' Express i don't bother applying any eye liners,so you can understand why it's really difficult for me to replace my mascara with false eyelashes.                     





HAVE YOU TRIED ANY  MASCARA FROM MAYBELLINE ?
DO YOU PREFER FALSE LASHES TO MASCARAS





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MAYBELLINE - THE REASON WHY I HAVE NEVER USED FALSE LASHES

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             If there's a make up routine that i'm yet to try on, it will be false eye lashes, i quite like the way it looks on other people especially when it's been done properly by a professional make-up artist and also when it has a more natural look after the make up is all done,but the truth is , for me its quite scary watching the way make-up artists fix false lashes on their clients. So to get over my phobia i went in search of a mascara that lengthens and adds volume as well and i found the Maybelline range of  mascaras.





           I have been using the Maybelline range of mascaras since 2006 and they really have an amazing effect on my lashes. I got The COLOSSAL VOLUM' EXPRESS  about six months ago and its such a great mascara , and even though sometimes its takes a lot of cleaning to get it off the skin, (I use my Neautrogena Healthy Skin cleanser which i reviewed Here to do that) it still leaves a little trace on my eye lids,so the best way to get it out is by wiping with a make-up remover.





  


   When applying The Mascara  i try to apply more than one coat in order to build it up,it doesn't give you that dramatic effect ,but it does make your eyes come alive.Another thing which i do before application is to use the eyelash curler .Sometimes with the Colossal Volum' Express i don't bother applying any eye liners,so you can understand why it's really difficult for me to replace my mascara with false eyelashes.                     





HAVE YOU TRIED ANY  MASCARA FROM MAYBELLINE ?
DO YOU PREFER FALSE LASHES TO MASCARAS





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