Friday, 20 January 2017

Every Season is Glow Season....

I've had these two highlighters for several weeks but only started using them AFTER I took pictures. #BeautyBloggingStruggle 

I wanted to put these two popular highlighters head to head and see which one, if any, is actually better ...



Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz


Becca is renowned for making bomb highlighters but this Topaz shade is particularly popular. It's a warm golden shade that particularly works well for medium to dark skin tones.  Truth is many highlighters end up looking frosty on black women; like you left your house with eyeshadow fall out on your cheeks...Not this one.

Another thing that makes Topaz stand out is it's soft texture, makes it sit really well on the skin without making you look like a disco ball. If disco-ball is your thing though, ahead-ahead, this highlighter is very build able to what ever degree of #Glow you are after. I usually aim for somewhere in the middle..

it retails for $38 in the US but you can buy it in Nigeria here.



Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit



ABH definitely contributed to the current highlighting madness in the world  with these Glow Kits. The first few they released had only 4 shades but this one that they call the Ultimate Glow Kit has 6 shades. The highlighters that best complement my skin tone are Golden Dawn, Sunset, Amber Gold and Hot Sand. The other two shades are much lighter and I'm still trying to figure out how to use them without looking like a ghost.

The texture of the highlighters like Becca's is very smooth and easy to apply. Highlighters with smooth textures make you look like the glow is from within and all that jazz (who are we kidding?).

These retail for $45 in the US but you can buy it in Nigeria here.







Comparison 




If I had to pick one of the two, I  would pick the ABH Ultimate Glow Kit simply because of variety. You are getting more bang for your buck with  6 gorgeous shades to choose from,.However, if you are looking out more for colour intensity than variety, Topaz is more luminous than the Glow Kit. Want just one BOMB highlighter?  Beccaa Topaz is an excellent choice!



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Thursday, 12 January 2017

My Favourite Beauty Products in 2016


Happy 2017 Guys!! 

I wanted to share my favourite beauty products in 2016 with you guys today. These are products I really enjoyed using last year in particular but some of them are stuff I have loved for several years. 




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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Review | Radha Beauty Skincare


Ladies...Glow season aka IJGB season aka Christmas is here and if there was any time to invest in some skincare, it would be now..

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Monday, 21 November 2016

#MastercardRestaurantWeek | Talindos Steakhouse


Restaurant week started on November 4th and it is actually in its's  last week wnding November 25th. This is the third time restaurant week has happened in Lagos but this is the first time I will be participating. Maybe it is Buhari's economy, maybe it isn't...

In a nutshell, Mastercard Restaurant Week offers up 3-course lunch and dinner options for 6k, 8k or 11k depending on the restaurant of your choice. You can find the list of participating restaurants and menus here

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Monday, 7 November 2016

My Experience at My Extensionz Hair Salon


MyExtensionz is one of Nigeria's leading hair brands and they have been around for a few years, selling hair and lashes in Nigeria and in the US. Naturally, they progressed into a full fledged hair salon which they launched recently and I was lucky to be invited for a pamper session over the weekend.


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Thursday, 3 November 2016

The Work LBD










Dress: H&M; Shoes: Ferragamo


I bought this dress from H&M and I love how versatile it is. It works well for business casual on an "almost weekend" day like Thursday and can easily transition into after work drinks with the girls or date night with bae :) 

What do you guys think of the look? 

I tried to find similar styles of the dress for you guys here and here


Peace & Love, 


Y. 



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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Two Year Anniversary Staycation with Intercontinental Hotel Lagos


My husband and I celebrated our two year wedding anniversary this past weekend! Can you believe it's been two years already? God is good!

We were very blessed to be offered complimentary stay at the Intercontinental to celebrate our anniversary and we had a fabulous time! When the economy won't permit you to take a vacation, take a staycation!


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