Friday, 10 July 2015

Clean Eating | My Weekly Menu, Shopping List, Recipes, Tips...

I have been a member of #fitfam on and off since 2012. Exercise comes to me easily, I have completed Shaun T's T25 and Insanity Max 30. I also do Zumba, Taebo and Yoga at least 3 times a week. Eating however is the one area where I have constantly struggled with. If there is any fad diet out there, trust me I have tried it! Lemon Detox? Atkins? Dukan? Juice Fast? I have done it all and they have all failed me. These diets will help you lose weight but the results can not be sustained over a long period of time.


Friday, 3 July 2015

Review | Lime Crime Velvetine in Salem

This is one of the makeup products I bought at the Lagos Makeup Fair that happened two Saturdays ago. This was the 4th of the series and my first time attending and I totally loved it- I had so much fun! Was so happy to meet some of my lovely readers...

Now, LimeCrime is one of the independent makeup brands that is sky rocketing daily and kicking the likes of MAC to the curb. This brand in particular has had a lot of bad press around their ethics and some comments allegedly made by the CEO but I don't think anyone can fault the quality of their products.  Some people have chosen to boycott the brand as a matter of personal principle… I am not one of them :-)


Review | Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

**UPDATE: After a few weeks wearing these lipsticks, the formula became very funny. It now dries super matte and patchy then starts to crumble off after a short while :/....Really annoying so yeah these have gone down several notches in my ranking! I will not be purchasing any more shades **

I posted recently about my first experience with a liquid lipstick from NYX here and I loved it. Made me even more excited to try out Anastasia Beverly Hills latest product release, their liquid lipsticks. The company describes them as "Full coverage, intense pigment, and a matte finish in an easy-to-apply liquid formula". 

There was and still is so much hype around this product that as usual, the product junkie in me couldn't be tamed, I had to have them! I picked up the shades Vintage and Bloodline...

L: Bloodline, R: Vintage

Bloodline Liquid Lipstick

Shade: Bloodline is supposed to be true to its name and be literally a blood red shade but the thing with lipsticks I have found is that they come out differently on different people. It gave off more of an orangey red on me reminding me very much of MAC's Lady Danger. So in terms of the shade, it's nothing I haven't seen. 

Application: It applied like a dream and I achieved full opacity in just two swipes which is really great. I also noticed that it doesn't dry up too quickly giving you more time to perfect it. When it does dry up though…..LOVE <3! A matte lip lover's heaven on earth- the beauty of a truly matte lip without the overly drying effect that often accompanies it..The ABH Liquid Lipsticks score top marks for this. 

Length of Wear: I had this lipstick on for 12 whole hours without reapplying and it still looked as good as it did in the morning. It did not dry my lips out at all, I didn't even need to apply lip balm the whole day as I find I have to with other matte lips. Super!!!

Vintage Liquid Lipstick

Shade: Vintage applies exactly as it appears in the tube- a deep purple shade 

Application: Similar to bloodline, It applied really well with full opacity. Don't you just hate it when lipsticks can nor provide you full opacity and some parts of your lips don't get covered properly because the lipstick is slipping in sliding!? You don't get none of that around here! 

Length of Wear: Super staying power just like Bloodline! After 12 hours it looked like it could go another 12 and my lips were not dry/chapped…I don't know what magic potion ABH put in these but it's working….

I got these from the stars over at BeautyRevNG, I told you they don't sleep on product releases! It cost N5000 each which is pretty steep but not uncommon with "rave of the moment" type products. Are they worth the money though? I would say yes only if you are really really into makeup. If you are not, these will probably not be worth it because you can get liquid lipsticks from other brands like NYX and OCC for much cheaper and good enough quality.

I want to pick up one more shade from this collection though, Pure Hollywood, a super gorgeous nude shade. If it's good enough for my #Bae, Kim Kardashian (who recently rocked the hell out of it at the BET Honors) then it sure as hell is good enough for me! :)

Have you guys tried out any of the Liquid Lipsticks from ABH?

Peace & Love,

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