Monday, March 19, 2012

March makeup favorites

Didn’t do a January or February favorite video because I didn’t find anything new that I absolutely loved.

I currently love my H&M skater dress (I would model it but I’m not ready to be attacked by blog trolls just yet ).

Thanks to YouTube I’ve discovered some badass drugstore brand make up. Like Rimmel of London’s lipsticks. For February I’m loving Kate Moss’s line in #12. It’s a bright orange. Sorry I don’t have any swatches cuz they came out looking crazy on my camera.

I just purchased a few of the new spring 2012 wet n wild mega last lip colors, I just luv them. Mega Last Lip Colors have a semi-matte finish and are nicely pigmented. They are pretty long lasting. I got them in think pink, sand storm, doll house pink & don’t blink pink.
The sand storm I think is a dupe for lady gaga viva glam 2. Doll house pink is a dupe for the Nicki Minaj Viva glam lipstick. The don’t blink pink witch is a hot fuchsia pink. Purty Persimmon is a bright reddish-orange its super pretty but it was sold out.
Also on my go to list is L’Oreal infallible eye shadow in green sage, Sleek contour kit and Sleek blush in coral .

Whats your favorite thing this month?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I’ve been a bad Blogger

It’s been forever. I got to spend some quality time with the family. I figured I might as well do it now cuz no job is going to let me do that. Nigeria was hot, humid, and dusty…..but its home and it was good to be home.

It was a great experience reconnecting with my roots. I had almost forgotten what it felt like to live in Nigeria. The ups and downs, NEPA (cuz they will never be PHCN to me) taking and bringing light at odd hours. Not being able to hear over the generator, lizards trying to use your house as a holiday inn. Police harassing bus drivers, swarms of okada’s darting in between cars. It was a circus but I loved it. I wish I could go right back but not really. Within two months I experienced two strikes, twice fuel scarcities and had to buy gas at twice the pump price.

I was able to spend some time in Abuja. It was my first trip and it was awesome. Felt like I was in a different country. The first thing I noticed was the cleanliness. Clean is one thing the streets of 9ja are not. The transportation is cheap the cab drivers are polite. It was a welcome shock; Abuja is on the list next time I’m in Nigeria.

The trip back was long and stressful. Continental airlines claims they didn’t have aviation fuel *eye roll*. Spent about 4 hrs in that hot ass airport in Lagos, at least they put us in a nice hotel. All in all I rate them a 6/10 because the food on the plane sucked even more than airplane food should, and their staff were really rude. They got the extra points because of the hotel and the price of the tickets.
I’m back in the states now and back on my grind aka job search. I promise to keep in touch.