Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My Make-Up Routine

Well a lot of people ask me what I do make-up wise, so it's time to finally share. It is weird to think there was a time when the only make up I wore was blooming lip balm and a smile. Oh my how times have changed.

Ok, in no particular order, this is what goes into making my face look like this...

For my skin

 M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Dark Deep
AVON Arabian Glow Blusher/Bronzer [hell if I know which it is - it was totes a gift]
Some shimmery gold stuff from Superdrug called Shimmer Souffle

 A powder brush from Superdrug
 A blusher brush from somewhere [my mum bought it for me]

Prior to last week, I didn't really wear anything on my skin apart from the shimmery gold stuff and the blusher/bronzer as I HATE foundation. I honestly cannot stress how awful I think the stuff is and how restrictive it makes social calls as you can't hug anyone without smearing your face on them. More importantly, [in my opinion] it looks evidently like you have something on your face and I hate that plastic-y finish. [RANT OVER]

 However, I found that in pictures, my face had a tendency to turn out very shiny and after watching many beauty blogger YouTube videos, I started to contemplate getting a foundation, if only for special occasions. After some advice from a friend, I decided to get the M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder instead, and can I say that I LOVE IT. It is light, but provides a smooth matte finish that I cannot get over. Light enough for everyday wear, but amazing enough to look super glam. I am starting to sound like a sales girl now, so I am stopping. Anyway, I lightly dust that on my face, use some AVON Arabian Glow on my cheek bones and top off with the gold shimmer on the apple of my cheeks.

My Eyebrows/Eyes

 M.A.C Spiked Eyebrow Pencil
Shu Uemura Liquid Eyeliner 
 M.A.C Studio Finish Concealer in NC50
M.A.C Angle Brush

Now, if you've ever read a word a type, you KNOW I have a thing about my brows. I wasn't blessed with naturally thick brows [totes jealous of you girls with thick, black brows], so I have to use my GCSE art skills to make up for my shortcomings. I use the brow pencil to draw on the shape, and the concealer and the angle brush to define the shape. I am a new lover of the angle brush. Honestly, I had no clue what these bloody brushes do, but gosh darnit, I love the angle brush!

I totally forgot to mention Mascara, but I use Rimmel Volume Flash mascara in black extreme.
Anyhoo, I have also been on the quest for the best liquid eyeliner. Again, prior to last week, I used M.A.C black track, but a trip to Selfridges totally changed me and a savvy and pretty sales lady converted me to Shu Uemera.

The thing I love about this liner, is not only the fact that it's super dark but also, it LASTS ALL DAY. I applied the liner in this picture at 7am this morning and over 12 hours later, it is still very much intact. The liner is literally like a fountain pen for your eyes. I love it. It has a fine point so you can draw the perfect line and do all that cat-eye malarkey and when it runs out, you simply buy a re-fill cartridge and keep it moving. Amazing!

My Lips

 M.A.C Lipstick in Russian Red

I obviously wear loads of different lippies, but I am known for my red lipstick and the above shade is my latest fave.

Well, erm, now that I've literally written a manuscript, is it too late to promise you that I don't look like a monster underneath it all??

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Mini Skirts Are OK When You're Short...

At least this is what I tell myself so I feel comfortable when strutting around in barely there clothing. To be honest, I am mostly Ok with tiny clothes until it draws too much attention. This particular skirt is now to be reserved for cross continental clubbing exploits. Apparently, when one reaches a certain age, it is no longer appropriate to dress without a care in the world. 

I just really liked the colour but ho hum. I like my modesty a little bit more. At least in the day time.

Ok, that's all for now folks. Good day and God speed.

Someone recently asked why I always do a silly picture. I honestly don't know. I think it is to remind me not to take myself too seriously. And maybe my attempt to hold on to my youth for as long as possible.

I'm still someone's child right??

Kisses With Tongue

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Farewell My Love

Why Helloooo guys!!

It's been a hot minute, I know.

But you don't need me when the sun is doing marvellous things like visiting England and what not.

Anyhoo, today I decided to do a cheeky post and wear a dress that I'd promised to give away [sorry Sam - totes dry cleaning it first].

I bought this dress over a year ago but never wore it once because my boobs proved to be an obstruction and thus it didn't zip up. Even when I sucked in [turns out one cannot suck in boobs, no matter how hard you try]

That was last year. This year, I struggled to get it passed my thighs. Bummer. But being a weirdo, I just couldn't release it without putting it together in an outfit AT LEAST once. So here it is...

On a very different note, I went into the M.A.C store and found myself buying a whole lot of things. I never thought I'd be saying this but the angle brush is AMAZING and the reason why my eyebrows are still looking sharp in spite of my lost tweezers. I'm no beauty blogger but I am totes going to learn what all these brushes do!

Kisses with tongue!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

My famous blazer & more adventures!!

Why hello guys!!

As I always knew the case would be, one of my blazers recently became famous. I find it a little offensive that it became famous before I did, but never one to stand in the way of greatness, I let it go forth and have its moment of fame.

Ok so basically, I recently landed a pretty sweet deal as the personal shopper/image consultant for Magic FM presenter, Angie Greaves. Long story short, she took a bit of a liking to my blazer, so whilst planning her outfit for her appearance on the telly, I bestowed upon her the gift of my blazer and BOOM. This baby here...

...Became this superstar here....
Don't worry, I won't shun you now that my blazer is famous. I'm still, I'm still Nicky from the blog block....

That aside, this past week has been SUPER busy for me. Betwixt my regular job, I've been at the Park Plaza Hotel, attending award ceremonies where I had to abandon my diet completely (you would have too tbh). I also finally got to wear my dress with the thigh high split but because I was far too busy living the high life, I genuinely forgot to fully pap my outfits. I did however pap the food and drinks [you can see where my priorities lie]

I am not going to lie, I drank a LOT of wine but I remained the picture of sobriety [obviously]

I have actually been getting porky but I promise you, next week, I am back on the diet.
photo by the amazing photostalker

The two evenings were truly amazing and it was kinda awesome seeing all the magazines and radio stations under Bauer Media. I LOVE working for Kiss FM and I often forget that the people I speak to regularly are somewhat public figures but I love 'em all because they are awesome folk!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Baking with Blazerwhore

So in addition to my many talents, I am actually a bit of a baking extra-ordinaire but it is a talent I try to keep hidden because I am African and African families tend to utilise their children's gifts to the point of punishment and then casually offer our services to others without permission.

That is how I found myself casually baking for my mum's office.

Anyhoo, last week, I made a delightful marble cake. Obviously, I couldn't eat it because my metabolism is not respectful. I have two older brothers though, so the cake was nicely dealt with after...this....


Erm, also, I like clothes and this is what I am wearing today. Technically, it is only the top half of my outfit, but I really don't have the time today. Maybe I am just vain. Either way, there are a bunch of pics for your viewing pleasure.

please ignore my deuces and accompanying chipped nail polish. It seems I cannot actually pose without fingers in the air. My sincerest apologies.

And because you all seem to love it when I make a right tit of myself, here is the silly picture of the day.

Work hard, Play hard and Pray the hardest. It is a crazy world out there.

Kisses with tongue