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DJ Braxton Photoshoot

Hi Beauties,

I had a great start to my week yesterday as I was asked by star-in-the-making, Nigerian female DJ Braxton to do her makeup for her website launch. It was such an exciting and fun experience as DJ Braxton and her team of stylists, artists and photographers put the F in fun! The sexy, fiery and very talented vixen was a gem to work with.

Thank you DJ Braxton for letting me share this experience with you. Lots of love.

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MOTM: Out of Africa Makeup inspiration

My makeup inspiration for this artistic makeup look was my colorful continent of Africa.

Africa offers inspiration all around so this look was pretty easy to create.

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Ultra dramatic: the cut crease makeup

Unlike my daily life, I love drama in makeup. So you can understand how pleased I was to create this dramatic cut crease green themed makeup in commemoration of my country’s independence. I loved it, hope you like it too.

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Here is my model before makeup:

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For this makeup, I used:
Flori Roberts foundation and powder
Sleek contour kit
Sleek blush
KIKO lipstick

Oh yes, and the green lashes!

There are other interesting ones I have:

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These are absolutely reusable. Isn’t it that nice?

Oh well, please do share with me your makeup ideas.

Cheers!

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Happy birthday Nigeria!

Nigeria turned 53 yesterday October 1, 2013. In the spirit of the celebration, I decided to theme this month’s edition of online magazine around my country’s Indepence.

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For this edition, I drew inspiration from my national colour, which is green to create this intense, high drama makeup for this cover. Green represents so much to we Nigerians, and while it may represent our rich vegetation, it also means recreation, birth, blessing and forever youth to us. I am very proud of this look because it’s dramatic flair represents how complex and highly bold we Nigerians are as a people. We are very loud, daring and expressive people, so you can understand what went through my mind when I conceived this look.

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To the many Nigerians still celebrating, I say Happy birthday to you!

Whilst the struggle continues, we continue to thrive and conquer;

And whilst the hurdles seem insurmountable, we will continue to triumph.

Here is to you Nigerians!

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Bodacious lips

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What makes this look pleasantly appealing is the bare face with strong lips. The lips were the statement factor for this look, as such, I kept the face as nude as possible to emphasize the lips.

For this look, I used:

Flori Roberts foundation
Flori Roberts pressed powder
Flori Roberts bronzer
Blush from my collection

On the eyes…

Black Opal twist up cream eye liner in coffee bean

On the lips…

Maybelline eye studio gel eye liner

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My decision to use the gel eye liner was deliberate. I love over stretching the bounds of my makeup products. I think you should do same.

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Audacious dramatic

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For this look, I wanted fierce, I wanted drama. For the look, I used:

Mary Kay Timewise matte wear
Flori Roberts pressed powder
Blush from my collection

On the eyes…

Maybelline gel eyeliner, which I used to substitute cream eyeshadow.
Coastal scents 88 shimmer palette for the rest of the eyes

On the lips….

I used Maybelline gel eyeliner

I don’t know about you but I enjoy multi functional makeup and I enjoy substituting makeup products to do other functions than they were meant for. So, for this look, my star makeup product is Maybelline eye studio gel eye liner

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Because this product is creamy, it makes for great drama eye lining and works even better as eye shadow for dramatic makeup. You want drama on your lips? It works magic! Just as the product promises – intense drama – not for the faint-hearted!

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Bodacious makeup: July issue of E-zine

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Hi guys,

I am so late in posting this Month’s edition of my e-zine; sacrifices I have to make as wife and mother. These past weeks have been hectic but I managed to create posts for the month. This month, I decided to focus more on makeup – bodacious makeup to be precise. My goal was to showcase bold, daring makeup. I feel great about the fact that I managed to surmount my day-to-day challenges to make this post. Happy reading!

Posts to enjoy:

Audacious blue
http://enenaturals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/audacious-blue/

Audacious dramatic
http://enenaturals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/audacious-dramatic/

Bodacious lips
http://enenaturals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/bodacious-lips/

Bold & sultry
http://enenaturals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/bold-sultry/

Beauty food: D-I-Y Primer
http://enenaturals.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/beauty-food-d-i-y-primer/

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Happy 2013! My new year resolution

Happy 2013 guys! I wish you all the best and that all your dreams and aspirations are met in 2013!

My new year resolution is simple: to be audacious in the new year; to not be afraid of colours or pushing the boundaries.

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This is an expression of how I want 2013 to be.

Cheers!
Ene