Friday, 15 August 2014

A Tale of Two Perfumes

Hi Guys!

I went perfume shopping some weeks back and because I wanted to be adventurous, I thought I'd try something out f my comfort zone. I picked Chanel's Coco Noir and Marc Jacob's Daisy Limited Edition.

I will not tell you lies, I am sorely disappointed. Most especially at Chanel. It was a toss between No. 5 and Coco Noir and I allowed myself fall for the black and gold bottle and after getting a sniff of it, I fell for the implied promise of greater olfactory pleasures. However, it was not to be. 

One, the smell fades off really quickly. It does not even stay on the skin at all. Or maybe just on my skin. Infact, 30miutes after use, I kept sniffing myself, wondering if I really wore any perfume. I don't know how Chanel got this one wrong, but they did. Next time, I'll go for No. 5 or Chance. Definitely not repurchasing this.

Now, Daisy wasn't much better, but I didn't expect too was much cheaper and it's eau de toilette, they do not typically stay on the skin as long as perfume. I really like the smell of this one though, smells fruity and rainbows and sunshine and happiness rolled into one :) and it comes in the prettiest bottle ever, Marc Jacobs is known for his pretty bottles. Still, I will not be repurchasing when it finishes :|

Has anyone used any of these? What are your thoughts/recommendations? I have a couple of empty bottles I classify as all time faves, I'll share with you in another post.

Cheers to the weekend!


Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Instagram Lately...

Here's what I've been up to on instagram lately...


Top: The ebola scare is real and my minor case of OCD is becoming a major thing; I use the hand sanitizer every 5 seconds or so. I won a dozen cupcakes from Sokolad Chocolate; the best in Lagos at the moment. Sunday afternoon at my favourite place in Lagos, The Orchid Bistro, nibbling on double chocolate/chocolate chip muffins and ginger ale.

Middle: My classmates while I was in training school...they can sleep for Africa! Goodie bag from the Fashpa Day Out event. My favourite way to chill...a good book + tea.

Bottom: Trying out my new lens. First of all, Coffee! My loverboy and little man, Jayden.


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Purple Rain...

Hello Beautiful People,

In this post, my big green skirt makes a comeback...but in another color! Yeah, that's how much I love it. I'm also on the lookout for it in black. My mum dislikes it so much tho, apparently it makes me look much bigger than I am and no one wants that right? But sometimes, comfort over everything else, and this skirt is the definition of the word comfortable.

For a laid-back look, I wore it with a tee and my fave bag of the moment.

Tee: Mango // Skirt: Shop in Surulere, I forget the name // Shoes: Zara // Bag: Maju // Earrings: L'espace

TGIAF...where A stands for almost :)


Monday, 4 August 2014

Beauty Haul - Matte Lip Glosses

Hello Guys!

Nothing better starts the week than makeup! I've been on the hunt for a perfect matte red lipgloss for a while and on this journey, I kinda bumped into a couple more shades.

L-R: Dream Girl '03', BMPro 'Red', Dream Girl '04', Sephora 'Always Red', BMPro 'Gilly Flower'

Immediately after application

Dream Girl in '03': I like the dark/vampy look this gives and it has become a fast favorite.

BMPro Red: is such a cool color, a staple in every girl's makeup purse if you ask me 'cause it's the kind of red that'll work on pretty much all skin tones. 

Dream Girl in '04': A bright bright tomato red...I don't think everyone can pull this off. I'd personally wear this on a night out when its alright to go a bit wild, not in the daytime abeg. 

Sephora's 'Always Red': Another favorite, it's honestly the best of the reds in terms of texture/feel on the lips...not as drying. 

'Gilly Flower': reminds me so much of Flat out Fabulous...but definitely a creamier and slightly more purple version.

After drying for 1 minute

Which of these do you have? Which would you recommend I try ('cause I'm always willing to try new things)? Let me know.

Except for the Sephora lip gloss which a friend got for me in Dubai, all the glosses can be purchased from the BMPro store in Ikeja (The Green Village, 58 Isaac John street, GRA), Ikoyi (13b Awori road, Dolphin Estate) or Lekki ( 1a Emma Abimbola Cole street, off Fola Osibo street, off Admiralty way).



Monday, 28 July 2014

Cette Online Store - Our First Lookbook

The Cette Team is proud to present to you its very first Look Book!
CetteOnline store is an online fashion store that stocks popular International high street brands including Zara, Forever 21, Dorothy Perkins, Virgos Lounge e.t.c and they also have their own label and an African designers section that includes both local and international brands.
This look book style is inspired by work-chic fashion, this season’s hottest trends and best of all this summer's the biggest event- the 2014 World Cup.  
The work collection slightly deviates from the norm into what they call ‘work-chic’ fashion which incorporates colours, prints and amazing cuts, as we all know colours + prints equal fun!
All outfits featured in the look book are available on their website so hurry and shop, limited items available!


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fashpa X JLabel

Hi Guys!

The Fashpa team is super excited to share with you their latest campaign featuring Tania Omotayo and shot by Lakin Ogunbanwo! The campaign showcases key pieces from Jewel by Lisa’s diffusion line, JLabel and of course I've got my eyes on a couple of the pieces, my favorite being the print pant set.
See pictures below and let me know what you think :)


Monday, 21 July 2014

Fashpa Day Out

Hello Guys!

I was invited to the Fashpa Day Out event that held last weekend at the Miliki Private Lounge. It was an evening of fashion, shopping, cupcakes and cocktails.

It was hosted by Florence H Boutique along with Taittinger Champagne and showcased a number of the boutique's gorgeous stock. Also, loads of Fashpa, Things Nigerians Love and JLabel goodies were on display.

I had an amazing time, fueled by glasses of Taittinger champagne and the sweetest cupcakes ever from Cookie Jar.


Hope you're having an amazing week.