30 September 2012

BEAUTY: Cheeky ELF Haul


Eyes Lips Face ELF is a cosmetic company that started online, and for everyone that knows ELF, they can agree that the pricing for their products are easy and cheerful on the pocket.

As a few of you know, a couple of days ago they started their 50% off if you spend £50 or more.... I was waiting for my chance to get more of their brushes, so when they had their offer up, I was ready and dived in like a hawk lol...... I needed some more brushes to add to my set, as we all know as women, good brushes are key for our makeup to look flawless......So girls invest in brushes it will boost your makeup look. I was also in need of a couple of other things I was beginning to run out of, such as my Mist and Set! Everything cost me £26 as I got it half price with their code, which is amazing.

Anyway enough talking from me since I tend to go on and ON, below are pictures of my purchases. This May give you an idea of  what you might want to get from ELF......If you would like me to do a review on any of the products below let me know!

The Brushes I purchased were all from the Studio line, apart from one from their normal range which was the blending brush I've heard so much about.
Brushes I purchased



I bought the Mist and Set which I previously bought a year ago and I'm nearly out, so I stocked up and also Purchased some Brush Shampoo to be washing my brushes with.



I bought this Blush called 'Gotta Glow' as a highlighter to use on my cheekbones to give me a glow..its also known as a dupe to NARS 'Albatross' so we will see how it fairs out.




MY THOUGHTS:
My thought so far as I haven't really tested out any of the Makeup products, but having quickly tested the Lip Stain I feel as if its too sheer and the lip color comes off slightly when you apply the gloss with the applicator which shouldn't really happen as its suppose to be a lip stain, but will try it out further and see how it fairs out! this phrase- 'fairs out' seems to be my new favorite saying lol

Thank You For Visiting
 XOXO

29 September 2012

Lookbook: Boxing kitten Fall/Winter 12

Ever wondered which designer it was, behind the electiric african prints with a vintage twist 
worn by celebrities such as Beyonce, Solange Knowles and Estelle

Maya Amina Lake is the young and creative owner of Boxing Kitten..and I LOVE LOVE LOOOVE her clothing line, literally words can't even describe! As you guys may already grasp that I'm a sucker for ethnic african print pieces and so having come across her line a while ago I was besotted. 
Maya Lake and her Models
Osbourn has also teamed up with Boxing Kitten and launched a shoe collection with two different styles being 'Cheeky' and 'Haughty' made from eco-friendly re-cycled tires, which are super trendy and cute!
Maya the Queen of Ethnic Rockabilly has since released her F/W 2012...check below for lookbook!

W/F 2012 Lookbook:






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Are you a fan of Boxing Kitten?
let me know what you think of their collections

XOXO


27 September 2012

Thursday's Style Crush: Solange Knowles

One of my favorite style crushes is the Singer/Actress/Model/DJ/Mummy/SisterofBey: Solange Knowles.
A style icon... known for her fearless gift for mixing and matching garments and her love for ethnic-inspired print pieces.
If I was to choose some celebrities' wardrobes to raid, Solange Knowles would be amongst them, as I love her effortless, sophisticated bold coloured looks she throws together.














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Thanks for checking out my blog
XOXO

24 September 2012

NEL Awards- Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle awards

I was lucky enough to be invited to the Nigerian Entertainment and Lifestyle awards held in South Kensington at the NH hotels, taking place over the weekend. And I must say it was a fabulous event. NEL ( Nigerian entertainment and lifestyle) is an industry awards event held to recognize and celebrate the achievements of Nigerians in the Entertainment and lifestyle sectors.

My Outfit- OOTD


OUTFIT
Blazer- Zara
Top- Zara
Skirt- TopShop
Heels- Zara

JEWELRY
Watch- Marc Jacobs
Bracelt- Coral bracelet I got on holiday in Nigeria
Anklet- Jewelry shop in Dubai Similar
The likes of  Ms Julie Coker the former Beauty Queen, winning Miss Western Nigeria back in day and also among one of the first and most famous female Broadcasters in Nigeria, was present at the event!
She remains a role model for young woman broadcasters, due to her roles at WNBC (Western Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation) and her massive contribution to NTA!
 (Our aunties told us that when they were younger in Uni back in Nigeria they use to rush home just so they could catch her on the evening news) lool so there's some history for you!

 ALSO the amazing Adebayo Jones, muilt-award winning couture designer was in the building and I was so fortunate enough to steal him away and chat to him! I have to say he is such an amazing, gifted and inspirational man whom was so warm and very open! 
A Nigerian, whom is a London based designer known in the industry as THE KING OF COUTURE, is titled for creating the most lavish and luxurious collection of gowns of which he show cased at Africa Fashion Week London and received an outstanding reception.......
I could go on and on about him as I'm a big fan of his work and his designs so meeting him was just.... Amazing

Me and Adebayo Jones
www.adebayo-jones.com

He let me take a detailed shot of his Outfit which he made the day of the event, as he told me he had nothing to wear*laughing*! .........the beauty of being a designer ay!

Rest of the pics from the night
Editor-in-chief at FAB Magazine-Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo .
I loved her style and choice of outfit for the event... just effortless 
Me and Bamidele Adebanjo a London Based Designer I met at the event
 He designed and made his outfit, we were even matching with our tailored white blazers lol...

He designed and made the creatively crafted slipper shoes he was wearing which come in a range of colours
so for more info
Email: Bcrownclothing@rocketmail.com

hehe caught off guard, fully Focused on whatever it was I was doing lol

Hope you guys enjoyed the post, because I enjoyed the evening to the Fullest!
Thank you for checking my blog out!

XOXO






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