12.15.2014

EVENTS | The Christmas Beauty A'Fair 2014 in Pictures

Hi Beauties,
How are you beautiful people doing? I hope your weekend was great. As you all know, The Christmas Beauty A'Fair held on 7th December, 2014. It was the 15th edition of The Makeup Fair Series and the 2nd edition of The Christmas Beauty A'Fair. Pops! Concept, the organizers of The Makeup Fair Series didn't leave any stone unturned in this year's Xmas fair. If anything, it was bigger and even better. 

12.13.2014

Decoration Ideas #3: Christmas Tree Tutorial

Hi beauties,
The Xmas fever is in the air and I believe you all are catching it. I have been doing a series of posts on Decoration Ideas and had promised to do a Christmas Tree Tutorial next. In case you missed the last two posts, you can check them here:
Decoration Ideas #1
Decoration Ideas #2 

My cute Xmas tree

12.06.2014

TUTORIALS | Kit Condensing #1: How To Depot Cream Foundation

Hi beauties,
I trust we are all doing fine. The month of December is finally upon us. So here's officially wishing you all my dear readers, Compliments of the Season.

So I was on my way the other day to a job and the fastening on my makeup case snapped and broke in two. I was angry furious. And no, I wasn't furious at the company who made the makeup case. Yeah you guessed right, I was furious at myself. The case is a soft sided one and I love it soooo much.

Fastening broken:(

11.26.2014

TUTORIALS | Decoration Ideas #2: Magical Braids Tutorial

Hello Beauties,
I trust you all are doing great and gradually catching on the Christmas fever. Its that time of the year when we all make merry and look good. I know you my beautiful people will not leave the decorations behind. When I go to people's homes, offices and work places this season, I love to see that touch of gold, green and red. It doesn't matter if its just a touch of ribbons or that little wreath hanging on the door. The mere fact that there's something thoughtful placed in the room that depicts the Xmas season just gladdens my heart.

Magical braids. Don't they look lovely?

11.24.2014

Decoration Ideas #1: Ribbon Works



Hi lovelies,
I trust you all have been doing great. We are already towards the end of November * how time flies* and I thank God for the gift of life and his blessings. It feels good to be here again because I have missed you guys soooo much.
Let me start by apologizing for my absence, it sincerely wasn't deliberate. I got really busy working on a few things and when I was near completion, I took ill. I think the stress got to me but I thank God I'm hale and hearty now.
For the benefit of those who don't know, I find it difficult to choose between my makeup brushes and my hammer/scissors. Hammer/Scissors? Yes hammer, I am an event planner/decorator and I love to turn plain spaces into something beautiful. Each time I see a  plain face or space, I treat it as an artist would treat a blank canvas. I let my creative ideas flow. So while I decide which I love more between Makeup Artistry or Event Decoration, I implore you my darling readers to stay tuned as we explore some decoration ideas.

Ribbons are an essential part of decoration. Their uses are numerous but here are a few
  • Beautify gifts
  • Car decorations
  • Product launches/house dedication
  • Reserve restricted areas

Different types of Ribbon works:

Pull-bow

the most common ribbon design

10.24.2014

EVENTS | THE XMAS BEAUTY A'FAIR: FLASHBACK & PLAN TO ATTEND THIS XMAS

Hi beauties,
I know you lovelies are doing good. We all love Fridays, who doesn't? Its a day that starts the weekend and everyone looks forward to it. On social media, Flashback Fridays are trending. Its a Friday when people show us a sneak peek into their past through pictures. So today, we are going to be having a Flashback Friday on this blog!!! Sounds like fun right? Then come with me :)

Plan to attend this year's

PRODUCT REVIEW | Prestige Cosmetics Charcoal Brown Eyeliner & Lipstick in Orange

Hi Beauties,
Prestige Cosmetics is an international brand which was introduced into the Nigerian market by Taries Beauty. It was officially launched in November 2013. The brand is solely distributed by Taries Beauty nationwide. I read about the brand and I purchased their eyeliner in charcoal brown and their matte lipstick in orange(#107).

Prestige lipstick & eyeliner, nice packaging

10.11.2014

LUNMAS' TOUCH | Ma Mgbechi's Makeover


Hi beauties,
I hope you are all doing great, the rains not withstanding. The irregularity in the rain pattern is a good sign that we will soon enjoy the dry seasons...woo hoo..Today I will be sharing with you a look I did on a client a little while ago.

 My baby sister was having her graduation and her school asked all students to come for a photo shoot dressed in traditional attire for their year book compilation. Luckily for her, I was in town and she intimated of the photo session. I knew why, she wanted her gele and makeover done! No wahala, I replied. Days later, she asked if she could invite her friends to come over that morning to get their gele/make up done too. I hesitated, but later I obliged and we settled for three(3) friends coming over. How I go do naa? She's my baby sister after all.

10.04.2014

My EMUF Mini Haul

Hi beauties,
I can't believe its Saturday already! Just on Wednesday we entered the month of October and before I could come to terms with it, its already the 4th day. Like play like play, the year don dey end oo. I apologize for going "MIA" for some days now. I know this may not be reason enough, but I've been really busy of late.

October is a month laden with lots of festivities and holidays. Our dear country Nigeria, celebrated its 54th Independence on the first day of October and it naturally attracted a public holiday. In a few days time 6th &7th precisely, we will all be enjoying another bout of holidays courtesy of our Muslim brothers Eid El-Kabir celebration. So here's wishing you my darling readers a great, fruitful month and to our great country Nigeria, unity, peace and progress.


my EMUF mini haul

9.24.2014

MY TODAY'S LOOK

Hi beauties,
So today, I woke up with the zeal to do something different from my usual everyday look. My everyday look basically consists of concealing my teeny weeny spots, use a translucent  powder all over my face, brush over my brows, apply a coloured lip gloss and bam.. I'm out. On certain days when I have "extra" strength, I manage to apply foundation before using my powder, apply some shadow on my eyelids, and even wear lipstick!

I know as a makeup artist you should look your part but it can be tiring most times to do a complete look. Add this to the fact that you will want to make it perfect like, sculpt your brows properly, line your lips properly, make everything look on point and you have enough reason not to start in the first place.

So today, my fingers got itchy and I decided to flip my brushes. Well, I didn't contour or highlight my face but I did my base well. Slightly contoured my eyes and went for nude lips. I was pleased with the outcome.





9.22.2014

EVENTS | The Maiden Enugu Make Up Fair(EMUF) in pictures

Hi beauties,
It's no longer news that the maiden edition of  Enugu Make Up Fair(EMUF) held on Saturday in Enugu. What is news is that I made good my promise to be there "live and direct" to capture the event in its glory. My trip to Enugu will be incomplete ( infact, its a crime punishable in "042" law) if I don't bring back some "okpa"( a local delicacy) to share with you my darling readers. So here, share with me:)


yummy okpa:)
Even the rains couldn't deter makeup artists, beauty bloggers, makeup and beauty lovers alike from attending the fair. I give credit to the organizers of the fair, POPS! CONCEPTS for the thoughtful selection of venue as it was very easy to locate and serene. There was so much lovely stuff on display that I had to try really hard to ignore. I no want use leg waka go back my base..lol. Granted this is the 1st EMUF, but I am pleased to report that it was a huge success!

Let me quit rambling and let you enjoy the sights of EMUF
Warning: Picture Overload


EMUF backdrop
registration table

9.21.2014

TUTORIALS | SKIN CARE, THE RIGHT WAY

Hi beauties,
Nothing thrills an artist than having a smooth canvas to work on. In the case of a makeup artist, the canvas is the facial skin. On a healthy glowing face, products glide on easily and this in turn produces a better and beautiful look. Whether you are blessed with clear skin or battle acne, the benefits of proper skin care routine are so numerous to ignore.

Here's the drill: Cleanse,Tone,Moisturize(CTM)
1. Cleanse:
 This simply means cleaning. Before applying anything to your face, be sure to cleanse your skin to remove any oil buildup that has accumulated throughout the day or night. A cleansed skin allows for better product absorption. Cleansers come in soap, gel or liquid form. I have heard people ask or say "should I ditch my body soap which I have been using since forever for a facial cleanser? If so why? My answer...YES! Yup, you read that rightly. Yes.


my fave cleanser

9.13.2014

PRODUCT REVIEW: HEGAI & ESTHER GEL LINER

Hi beauties,
Having heard and read "sooo"much great reviews about H&E gel liners, I decided to purchase them and try them out. Hegai & Esther is an indigenous makeup solutions company that deals on makeup tools such as: disposables, makeup cases, chairs, apparel, brushes, books/dvds etc and of course their  own brand of gel liners.


I contacted Hegai & Esther and ordered for three(3) shades of their gel liners in Peacock, Nubia and Onyx. Being a Lagos based company, I was skeptical initially if and how they will deliver to Port Harcourt. Upon inquiry, I got a reply in the affirmative. Hegai & Esther offers nationwide delivery for a little token. The package arrived in good condition and on time too.


nice packaging


9.08.2014

EVENTS | THE MAIDEN ENUGU MAKEUP FAIR (EMUF) DEBUTS


Hi Beauties,
The incessant rains in PortHarcourt haven't been too friendly but I believe you all have been coping well with it. The part of  the rainy season I don't like is having to do your laundry, then waiting for days weeks before it dries *annoying right?* I have had to resort to drying my laundry indoors but in my opinion, nothing beats good old sunshine, nothing!

Well, back to the business of the day. The MakeUp Fair train comes to Enugu!!!! I am so excited! Pops! Concepts, the organizers of the MakeUp Fair Series brings to the Coal City its 1st  MakeUp Fair.



9.01.2014

FIRST POST OF MANY TO COME: FACE SHAPES

Hi beauties,
Happy new month to you . This is my first ever blog post,*drum rolls plsss*!!! I hereby officially welcome you to my blog, x-PHBeautie-x. So here goes.....
 
Today, I will be talking about face shapes. When it comes to beauty generally, everyone needs to be aware of their face shapes. Trust me when I say this, the knowledge of your facial shape or shapes (some face shapes are a combination of two basic shapes) helps to avoid some simple beauty disasters. 
Knowledge of your facial shape helps you to:
  • Shape your eyebrows beautifully
  • Choose flattering hairstyles
  •  Select a suiting eyeglass/frames for your face
  •  Find makeup techniques eg: highlighting/contouring that will help enhance your features

Face shapes can be basically broken down into six:

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