WHAT'S IN MY TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG?

Heya Dolls,

I'm getting ready to go away on a much-needed vacation and I couldn't be more excited. I'm a pretty anal person and start packing way too early (don't judge me). One of the most exciting things to pack is my makeup. I love rummaging though my  things and reconnecting with products I haven't used in a while. I typically spend more time on my makeup and try to experiment on vacation so here's what I' bringing with me.


Lips (L-R)
MAC Lipstick in Creme in Your Coffee
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop (faint)
Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop (built up)

Brushes (L-R)
Body Shop Angled Shading Brush
Real Techniques Stipling Brush
Real Techniques Powder Brush
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
Jordana Eyebrow Brush
Sigma Duo Fibre F50

Sigma Concealer F70
Sigma Small Angle E65
Sigma Eye Shading E55
Sigma Medium Angled Shading E70
Sigma Tapered Blending E40
Sigma Pencil E30
MAC 217

Face (L-R)
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Malaga
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Macao
*next two pictures show product consistency and coverage 
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Dark *not pictured
MAC Powder Brush in Raizin *not pictured
MAC Powder Brush in Plum Foolery *not pictured
MAC Powder Brush in Desert Rose* not pictured

Eyes
Maybelline Colossal Volume Express mascara
Maybelline Colossal Kajal
Beauty Treats Eyeliner in Dark Brown
Milani Infinite Liquid Eyeliner in Everlast (this is THE BOMB)
Daiso Japan Straight type Esyelashes No 5
Daiso Japan Short Straight type Esyelashes No 14
Stila In the Moment Eyeshadow Palette
MAC Duo Adhesive 

More Face (L-R)
MAC Face Protect Protection SPF50
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC50
Benefit Watts Up Highlighter (swatches shown n the next two pictures)


Nails - Essie Avenue Maintain (they're not mine they're stick-ons)
PS: I stole this makeup bag from my mom - she has no idea where it came from lol

L'OREAL BEAU'TEA PARTY

Hi Dolls,

This post is beyond late but technical difficulties have prevented me from sharing one of the most exciting things to happen to me! Earlier this month I got invited to attend an event for beauty blogger's by L'Oreal OMG! I was super excited (even though it was at 9am on a SATURDAY). They were very hush hush about the event so I didn't really know what to expect but it ended up being a great day. I got to fangirl over some of my favourite Nigerian bloggers, meet some great people, have a tour of the swanky L'Oreal office, learn about some new products plus I was fed and gifted with an awesome goody bag *score* Anyway they say a picture is worth a thousand words so enough rambling from me - enjoy!

FOTD - Nars Sheerglow foundation, MAC Raizin Powder blush, MAC Ririwoo lipstick, Eyebrows filled in with Espresso eyeshadow, Benefit They're Real Mascara, not sure what eyeliner
Hair was curled with a Remington curling wand and edges slicked back with Eco styler Olive oil 
Quick outift shot before I left:)
Necklace - F21, Dress - Primark (from agessss ago), Pumps (CL Pigalle 100mm)






MUA Bimpe Onakoya demonstrating the new Clear Smooth All in One powder
After her makeover - stunning
Colour matching station - I'm Caramel if you're interested
Loooooove this

L'Oreal office

Their makeup studio *wailing*




Sayedero (The Fashion Engineer, Uche (My Hair My Beauty) and Melanie the incredible event planner
TW magazine editor and Lade (Rehairducation)
Me and Sisiyemmie! I was so excited to finally meet her lol
Goody bag contents
Hair products - Relaxer was swiftly passed on to my mother lol
Beauty products

I had such a great time and I just want to thank L'Oreal once again for inviting me. I'll be reviewing some of these products soon so stay tuned folks!


MAKE YOUR OWN YOGURT WITH EASIYO

Hiya,

Sorry I'm a little late with this week's post, I've had some technical issues with my laptop so I can't get any pictures off my DSLR. Luckily I has these pictures saved on my computer already but I should be posting all my new photos by next week #bloggerprobs lol. One of the things I've missed since moving back to Nigeria is fresh yogurt. A few months ago I looked into the yogurt making process but was completely put off by the complexity. Then one day while I was shopping on the Holland and Barrett website I saw a link to some Easiyo yogurt bases, did some research and I'm happy to report its now one of my favourite kitchen appliances.

Easiyo is an Australian product that lets you make your own fresh yogurt at home. Its so easy, cheap and perfect for us in Nigeria that don't have constant electricity because you can make as little or as much as you want and not have to worry about it spoiling. I cannot stress how EASY this is! It's only 3 steps and you literally just need to add water. I got my Easiyo yogurt maker from Amazon here for £11.99 and I got the sachets from Holland and Barrett here for £3.15 each. (The Easiyo yogurt base is on offer now, 2 pcks for £4.72 so I'll be stocking up). Holland and Barrett don't deliver to Nigeria but never fear Amazon sells the yogurt bases too:)
Easiyo Yogurt Maker
Sweet Greek, Greek & Coconut Bits & Low Fat Greek Yogurt
Inside your Easiyo Yogurt Maker
Fill your Easiyo jar halfway with cool drinking water, pour in the contents of your Easiyo sachet. Cover the jar with the lid and shake well. Then fill up with more water to the 5mm line

Fill the Easiyo flask with boiling water, pop the jar in and cover with the lid for 8-12 hours
8-12 hours later, fresh creamy yogurt

I am in LOVE with Easiyo! There are no artificial ingredients and they have soooo many different flavours to try you can't get bored. (FYI each sachet makes 1kg of yogurt which is about 4-5 servings). The low fat Greek yogurt is really sour but its fine with a little honey, the coconut bits flavour is delicious and I still haven't tried the Sweet Greek one yet. I've also been playing around with different toppings but my favourite so far is  granola and  dark chocolate chunks (pictured) - its so so good! I'm also excited to see how freezing it would turn out too. FYI each sachet makes 1kg of yogurt which is about 4-5 servings. I like having yogurt as a snack, or with granola its a good breakfast and I put some in my green smoothies too. You can also use yogurt as a substitute for mayonnaise and hundreds of other low fat recipes.

For more information you can check out the official Easiyo website Let me know if you try this and what your favourite yogurt toppings are.