Clinique Product Review

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I was so excited to get these lovely clinique products as a gift from my sister. I haven’t bought makeup in a long time so it felt so good when i got these.I was totally blown away by the lovely chrome packaging and I was inspired to take photos and do a mini review.

All about shadow squad.

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The eye shadow palette is so sleek and lovely, with a chrome top and a transparent bottom. It has 4 neutral colours, 2 applicators and a mirror. Very very nice!
The colours are perfect for everyday simple makeup. If you are looking for a neutral eyeshadow pallette you should try this one.

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Colours from right to left
1.Alabaster
2.Pink gold
3.Golden brown
4.Stormy

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High Impact extreme mascara.

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The jumbo extreme black mascara is absolutely brilliant. I totally fell in love with the chrome packaging and to top it up the silicon mascara wand which does a great job of giving you great volume and length with just 2 coats.

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I was definitely blown away by the packaging of these products and I enjoyed photographing them. Thanks to my sister for sending me these amazing products😘😘

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Girls just wanna have fun!

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I recently had this amazing spontaneous makeup session with a dear friend. It wasn’t planned but we had fun talking and catching up. I am still working on my photography and editing skills. This was done a while back, I’m not totally satisfied with the lighting and photo quality but I hope to get better real soon.

Nude  look
The first look we came up with was a nude, natural look using neutral eyeshadow shades and nude lipstick. This look is a barely there no makeup look for days you want to look relaxed and natural.

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Bold Xhosa Bonnie
For this look we switched up the lip colour to a bold magenta shade and also intensified the  blush to a deep pink shade. To top it up we accessorized with a colourful South African hair piece just for a fun look.

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Egyptian Princess
This is the typical Cleo Patra look with the cute bangs and classic red lipstick. We switched  only her lipstick to classic red. This look is my favorite!

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PRODUCTS USED
Face

MARY Kay foundation 607
Mac studio fix powder NW 45
L.A girl pro concealer Toast

Eyes
Morphe brushes eyeshadow pallette 35T and 35S
Anastasia Beverly hills brow pomade in dark brown
Loreal miss manga mascara
Inglot gel eyeliner

Lips.
Nude lipstick- Nouba 18
Magenta lipstick- Colour pop
Red Lipstick- BlushinGirl Tools Daisy

Blush
Sleek crushed.

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This makeup session was so much fun for us, i hope you enjoyed going through the photos. Thank you for stopping by and for  your tremendous support throughout 2016,  see you in the new year!

5 minute DIY everday work makeup

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Applying makeup on a busy work day can be a hassle especially when you have a lot to put in place within a short time before  heading out for work in order to beat traffic and get to work in good time.
For the busy 8-5 professional you may have skipped makeup a few times or a lot of times because you feel there is no time for the seemingly long process.
Some of my friends tell me that they don’t bother with makeup most days because it takes so much time. They just simply apply lip gloss or lipstick and they are good to go.
Everyday work makeup can be achieved in 5 minutes. It doesn’t have to be applied to perfection like bridal makeup or makeup you see in magazines. You can achieve a decent look in 5 minutes with the tips I will be sharing with you today.
Makeup application doesn’t necessarily have to take a long time. There are some basic tips that can help you reduce the time you spend applying makeup to 5 minutes!

First of all for basic everyday work makeup you need the following products
1. Face Moisturizer

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2. Liquid Foundation(optional)

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3. Pressed powder foundation

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4. Eyebrow pencil

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5  Mascara

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6. Black eye liner

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6. Lip gloss/ lipstick

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7. Foundation brush

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1 Minute
Apply face moisturiser all over the face. Rub in until your face feels supple and moisturised.

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Apply your liquid foundation next or skip to pressed powder

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This step is optional, if you don’t have blemished skin or black spots to cover you can skip  liquid foundation and go straight to apply your pressed powder all over the face. Foundation can be applied faster by distributing the foundation all over the face as shown below and quickly spreading it all over evenly with a foundation brush.

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30 seconds

Blend foundation properly all over the face and then set with pressed powder so foundation stays in place longer.

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1 Minute 30 seconds

Next get your eyesbrow pencil and fill in your brows. If you remember from my previous post I mentioned  that for everyday makeup your goal is to achieve a decent eyebrow shape. So for work makeup you don’t need to highlight the brows with concealer.

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1 Minute
Apply Mascara generously on your upper and lower lashes. A lot of people tend to ignore the lower lashes but there’s such a huge difference when mascara is applied on your lower lashes.

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Next apply black eyeliner on your waterline, this step defines the eyes and immediately transforms the way you look.

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**This step is very important because if you notice I did not include eyeshadow application in this 5 minute makeup routine. When you apply mascara and eyeliner properly you can comfortably skip eyeshadow and you wont miss it.

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Apply your lipstick or lipgloss whichever you choose is totally up to you.

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And you are good to go conquer the world!

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** All pictures used are in raw unedited format

Product details

Mac foundation and powder purchased at Mac store village market, Nairobi.

Foundation brush purchased at www.urbandecay.com

Sleek eyebrow pencil purchased at Nakumatt

Maybelline mascara purchased at Nakumatt

BlushinGirl Tools Black eyeliner pencil available for purchase from April 2016

BlushinGirl Tools matte lipstick available for purchase from April 2016

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valentines day inspration

Happy valentines day everyone.
Wishing you all lots of love.
I’m sharing two makeup ideas for valentines day makeup.
This year the trend seems to be pinks and nudes for the lips and Smokey or neutral for the eyes. The unconventional look is in this year so i have created two looks featuring pink and  also red  for those who like to  stick to tradition.
Have a lovely celebration! Xoxo💖💖💕💕💘💘

 

My lovely model before makeup was applied.

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The firs+ look created using neutral eyeshadows and pink lips

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Second look fea+uring red lips.

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Hope u were inspired, have a fun valen+ine.pixlr_20160214005318916

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#BGT-Sessions: Snapshot

DSC_0755-20150424-211740678I’ve come a long way as a make-up artiste. After every session, I look at pictures of my brides to assess my work. Is there anything I could have done better? How can I improve on my delivery?

The guiding philosophy for my work include integrity and impeccable customer service. For every session, my goal is to make sure that every client leaves satisfied.  Here are a few snapshots of the work I’ve done over the years. Continue reading