January 26, 2016

Lagos Diaries: Pink and Gold Aso Ebi

Hi guys, In my previous post, I mentioned that I visited my home country, Nigeria earlier this month. Though my trip was unplanned and short, I managed to squeeze in a lot of fun.

The reason I was home was to attend an "owambe" (traditional Nigerian Function ). The colors of the event were blush and gold, and I knew I wanted a very glamorous traditional outfit. I bought the pink underlay fabric and skirt fabric in the States, but the shimmery lace fabric was bought at good old Balogun Market. Because I arrived in Lagos a few days before the event, my tailor had a very short time to complete the dress. The end result was not the exact style I had requested, but the outfit came out gorgeous and I was satisfied with the outcome. 

What do you guys think? The tailor came correct, right?

Face: Loreal Infallible Matte Foundation in Dark Cocoal | Powder: Iman pressed powder in Medium deep | blush: Inglot Red #382 |Highlight: LA Girl cosmetics in warm honey & Ben Nye Banna Powder
Eyes: Inner corner-Mac loose pigment in copper sparkle & Pink pink pearl | Middle color--MAC loose pigment in magenta madness and MAC cranberry | Outer V: cexpresso for Too faced Natural eye paletter |Crease: Inglot Red #382

Lips: Lip Liner: Barry M in #11 & Coloured Raine in Berri Raine

That's all folks. Thanks for stopping by my little space on the web :-)

January 21, 2016

London: A day in East Central and West End

London is one of my favorite places, and I always welcome the opportunity to spend time in this lovely city. I am very familiar with London, but an area I had never explored was the Shoreditch, Bricklane, and old SpitaField Market area. So when I booked my flight to Nigeria, and saw that I had two layovers in London, I added these neighborhoods to my itinerary. Below is a pictorial record of my adventure in this quirky London district.

My love for Nandos knows no bound, so I stopped by to grab dinner with my friend
Spotted this stylish guy on the Picadilly line
I spent the night in East London, caught up with my girl Rems, and then hit the road
The street art in Shoreditch is mind blowing
Selfie time
Love lock fence right outside Shoreditch high street
My first stop was the BoxPark market place which is right opposite the Shoreditch High Street staion. 
The stores here used to be pop up container shops. They have since been turned to permanent brick and mortar
I wandered around, and headed to the restaurants on the upper deck.
Boxpark is chock-full of restaurants, and it was a tad difficult deciding where to eat 
I eventually settled for FalafeLicious, a middle eastern restaurant.
Then I dug into my yummy pita pocket meal
Once I was recharged, I made my way to Brick Lane. There was not much to see here as Bricklane is mostly busy on the weekends
so off I went to Old Spitalfields Market, and soon I was trying on and buying some unneeded clothing.I purchased a pink coat that I wore right away (see pic above and below).
How cool is the Le Camion Gourmand food truck
After shopping I walked to Liverpool Street Station to catch a train to the West End of London 
I hopped on the underground and got off at Oxford Circus
I wandered around for a bit and found myself on Carnaby street
Carnaby street is one of my favorite spots in the West End, and I spent some time popping into the lovely little shops
How pretty are these pink light bulbs
Stripes, chevron print, colorful accents-- We Built this City, London is a store after my heart 

...and of course I had to take the obligatory telephone box picture before heading to the airport
Thanks for stopping by my blog, have a fab  Thursday. :-)

January 18, 2016

Vampy lips and ethnic bangles

Hey guys, how was your weekend? Hope it wasn't as boring as mine. I spent mine indoors as I was jetlagged and fatigued from a  trip to my home country,  Nigeria. I caught up on tv shows, cleaned my apartment, and got glammed up to take pictures for my online store. The pictures are below, and they show case the newly restocked woven nylon bangles.

These bangles which are only $9.99 for a set of 3 are a best seller, and I was glad I was able to replenish my stock when I went home.

For my makeup, I opted for vampy lips (RavensClaw by LA Splash) instead of the reds and purples I usually wear. Since the bangles are so colorful, I thought dark lips would add an edgy vibe. I kept the eyes bright, but smoked out the edges for a dark look. 

You can shop the bangles here, and save an additional 20% with code "Jan20". That's all for today folks. Have a great week.

January 07, 2016

Green wall fun & ice cream in Barcelona

Hey guys, happy New Year. Thought I'd start the year with these fun pictures I took in Barcelona. 

I was taking a stroll through the beautiful Gracia district when I came across this neon green wall and grafitti doorway. I am obsessed with colorful backdrops and I could not resist posing and goofing off in front of this vibrant wall. 

The pictures look like they are for an urban streetwear brand, nah? Enjoy...

...and a hilarious jump fest ensued

...and of course, it is only proper to indulge in icecream after a major jump fest.
Looks like someone is hating on tourists!

Have a fab Thursday guys.