Event Glam

@habiba_missy is one of my long time clients and when she asked me to do her glam for her  book launch best believe I was there.  We always have a good time very inspired and proud of her debut book launch and I am certain more is to come follow her to learn more about her journey and how to get a hold of her Human Resource  book IG: @habiba_missy Linked in: Monica Musumba

A couple of pictures plus tips and tricks on getting dolled up for great events

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Months before the big day make sure to stay stress free. hydrated, moisturized, insert a couple of push ups or hit the gym a good work out does wonders for the skin.Try as well to in-cooperate a healthy diet scheme basically live a healthy lifestyle all through not only when an event is coming up. This will ensure you look super fabulous and confident during the event. click here for an updated skin care routine

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Product breakdown for this look
Foundation @blackup full coverage
Powder @blackup loose powder
Lips @revolution
Eyes @urbandecaycosmetics no 2 palette
Setting spray @revolution

Two of my favorite looks for any event include a bold lip with less eye makeup or no eye makeup just mascara and inner corner highlight this look makes a statement especially if your foundation look is fresh it also has a sexy vibe to it, go for any bold lip color that you feel goes with the theme of the event. Another look is actually the opposite, a bold eye  with a nude lip. You can never go wrong with this look. Your eyes get so much attention you’ll thank me later. A smokey eye goes well with a nude lip or just any eye shadow color that you prefer. click here to get the perfect smokey eye.

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Wedding Gallery

“Love is meant to be an  adventure” _Gordon B. Hinckley.

Hey, a couple of months ago I was honored to do Faiths’ makeup, the bride… and her beautiful brides maids as well. The entire ceremony was magical and I wish nothing but the best for the lovely couple.

I’m glad to share the looks with you. Amazing work by Kevin the photographer click here  to see more of his work.  Hope you enjoy the pics as  much as we did.

 

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I got to use a variety of products due to the diversity of skin tones. I went for Black up and Maybelline which work great with colored skin they bring out a more seamless and elegant look.

Thank you for checking in today stay tuned for more content and stay blessed.

Fun Look

My sister rocked this fun day look and I  am loving how  it came out, from the thick brows down to the glossy lips I combed them up using a spoolie then fill in the empty areas blending everything once again with the same spoolie remember, light strokes especially if you have thick brows sometimes its best to avoid shading them all together you can as well comb them up using a brow fixer just to lay them down. Several things to consider while applying eye shadow include:

  • The primer, Eye primer is a guarantee that the eyshadow will last the whole day without creasing this is undeniably true get your self a good eye primer I use jambo pencils for this it works great as a base plus you don’t break the bank
  • The type of eyeshadow. The science in the making of eyeshadows is a peculiar one as do every item out there there are good quality eyeshadows out that deliver, but this goes back to the primer a base will hold any eyeshadow down. Another tip I learned was splashing your brush with water just to intensify the shade this works great with shimmery colors the difference is ten times better.
  • Blending. Blend till you cant blend no more. Blend the colours. This will make your look more seamless
  • Wear mascara or lashes
  • You can always switch up your look adding eye liner for a little more drama  Read more…

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Bronzed up!

Wow! Its seems like forever  I have been on here and one thing is  for certain I missed you so much. A lot has happened over the couple of months I have been away I have to say i’m beyond blessed to have amazing readers who support what I do. We are all here to learn and share incredible ideas that will benefit our day to day routine so enough of the pleasantries I’m definitely back and better ready to share everything I have learned about health,beauty and lifestyle yes, we are going big guys!.

So this year words like dewy,glowing,skin like, subtle, bronzed, fresh have been frequently used on social media big names in the makeup industry achieving the “barely there” makeup look which mainly focuses on the skin looking and feeling fresh, using deep moisturizers and a little to no powder to maintain that glowing fresh look. A new era in makeup has risen and I’m definitely here for it.

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This is  one of my favorite shots. My girl @Luzariah is fire rocking this bronzed everyday look plus @rgfondo who took this bomb shots ya’ll should check them out.

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Hope you guys enjoyed this look as much as I enjoyed creating it. More awesome content coming your way thank you so much for checking in love you and stay blessed.

 

 

JAMHURI DAY KENYA!!

Its been a very long weekend thanks to Jamhuri day(Independence day ) here in Kenya and yes I just had to do a makeup look to represent the remarkable day. Kenya celebrates 53 years of independence since 12th December 1963. My gorgeous model  Cathy Joy definitely came through and I  could not be more proud of the final look. Hope you enjoy the pictures

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Thank you for checking in today stay blessed mwaah!!

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Top five foundations

When it comes to choosing foundations a few things are always considered before purchasing the right one apart from the price we have the texture, coverage (is it full,medium or sheer) , longevity(is it 24hrs), and basically how it wears throughout the day  (will it stick on laugh lines or look cacky ). So many questions to ask when deciding the best one. Here are top five foundations that I swear by,  just remember when purchasing one check whether its for your skin type oily, dry or medium.

  1. BLACKUP
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Full coverage cream foundation

“Ultimate Coverage!

Dark spots, scars, flaws and blemishes… This new foundation hides the most severe imperfections… to perfection without caking..Its innovative formula and creamy texture perfectly conceals flaws and blemishes for a totally smooth looking skin.
Enriched in extremely fine, micronized pigments, the Full Coverage Cream Foundation offers an even make up result in extremely pure and vibrant colours.
Oil Free and Fragrance Free. Size: 1.20 FL. OZ.”

By far the best foundation I have come across my sister introduced me to this a few years back when I started learning about makeup and I’m still in love, the texture ,coverage everything they say about this foundation is true. The downside is the product is a bit on the pricey side but its definitely worth the buy a little goes a long way.

2.MAYBELLINE

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MAYBELLINE Mahogany Dream Matte Mousse Foundation

Maybelline has amazing products when it comes to beauty their price range is semi affordable and the products work really well. I love their concealer also the texture is amazing I would say definitely worth the buy. It has amazing reviews and is known as  one of the most recognized beauty brands in the industry. Remember when it comes to makeup application start with less product and build up until you get the desired look.

3.REVLON

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Revlon is another beauty brand taking the industry by storm recently announcing International singer Ciara as their ambassador. Their foundations are impeccable, be ready for non stop compliments wherever you go. Super chic and classy you can never go wrong when you choose this foundation.

4. BLACK OPAL

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True Color Pore Perfecting Liquid Foundation kalahari sand

I love Black opal very pocket friendly and does a lot for the skin meaning it clears up those pores makeup stays flawless wear this on a night out with the guys or when taking photos perfect for photos guys. Also great for when you are travelling super quick and easy to apply dash a bit of powder on top and you are set.

5.MARYKAY

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MARY KAY Timewise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation
Key Features
  • Provides all-day shine control and oil control without a heavy makeup look or feel.
  • Gives skin a long-lasting, matte finish.
  • Color stays true hour after hour.
  • Shade: Bronze 6
  • Transfer- and humidity-resistant.

I love using this foundation on my clients MaryKay is super versatile and blends in very well with the skin. this is great for us oily girls due to its long lasting matte effect. The pricing is not that bad either and a little goes a long way.

Other mentions include M.A.Ccovergirlflormarsleek. for more information on foundation application Click here

Thank you for checking in today hope you enjoyed this post. Comment down below if you know of any other amazing foundations. Be blessed, stay blessed

 

 

Skin care update

 

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NAILYCIOUS Electric Professional 5 in 1 Multi-Function Portable Facial Skin Care Electric Massager/Cleanser/Scrubber
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AFROLICIOUSKE Raw East African Shea Butter – 500ml

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Whether you are a makeup lover or not taking good care of your skin is a plus for having vibrant skin now that the holidays are here having clear skin is fun and easy at the same time, makeup looks flawless and skin looks good without all the makeup such activities like swimming and when you just decide to chill with no makeup on comes as a no brainer no time to worry about that pimple or blemish.  A few steps that I take to having good skin well, almost good skin I’m slowly getting there, is first and foremost drinking tons of water this has become a taboo which I’m  not planning to stop anytime soon. Water leaves your body hydrated and helps remove all the toxins that can lead to  bacteria which cause breakouts. click here to learn more.  My regimen has not really changed from my last skin care  post. click here I definitely drink more water, try to exercise and stay away from the dreadful sun. I have however added a few tools and  natural products that are helping to improve the overall look that I am going for.

I recently purchased the NAILYCIOUS Electric Professional 5 in 1 Multi-Function Portable Facial Skin Care Electric Massager/Cleanser/Scrubber and so far so good. It deeply cleanses the skin removing dead skin leaving the skin smooth and vibrant however the bristles on the device are very hard so it can damage the skin if used often. I recommend using it twice a week to be on the safe side. Use with a very light touch and use it for at least a minute. If you are a beginner to the device you will encounter more breakouts at first,  don’t worry, this is a sign that it is working. The bacteria is pushed to the surface of the skin which causes a lot of breakouts continue using the device this will eventually stop.

I have been loving natural products too especially the Raw Shea butter for both hair and body. I do a DIY,  mixing it with coconut oiljojoba oil and sweet almond oil this altogether makes a great moisturizing and anti aging skincare natural product. Use this mixture every night after your cleansing and wake up to a more youthful acne free skin. This quick DIY is inexpensive easy to find and will last you as long as you want.

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Top 3 Halloween Looks


I went scrolling down my Instagram page and all this Halloween looks were all so amazing I knew I had to jump on the band wagon and create something myself. First I needed inspiration, a look that represented my dark side lol. Second it had to be simple and had a little bit of edginess to it. So I watched a couple of YouTube videos and yes! I stumbled upon chrisspys Chanel her skull look was the one and the next day I was on it.

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What can I say the look spoke to me. I was all sorts of inspired and like all the other looks I just had to recreate.

The month was still alive Halloween looks were everywhere on social media, all this creativity…artists creating this unreal looks my mind was blown away safe to say I had to create one more, so I went on the hunt and Christine Dominique happened, yet another youtuber killing the Harley queen look yes! This was it. Fun, simple and fabulous

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It was fun recreating this look thank you suicide squad.

As the month was getting closer to an end I needed one more look to seal the deal and yet again I stumbled upon an amazing artist on Instagram by the name @makeupbyrosec she had a clown look and it was exactly what I was looking for simple and edgy so why not.

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I had the best time recreating this looks and was super obsessed with the end results. Hope you guys enjoyed them as much as I did. Comment below and let me know your favourite look amongst the three and what you would like to be for Halloween or just in general if you don’t believe in all the hype. Can’t wait for next year.

Thank you so much for checking in and as always be blessed, stay blessed mwaaah!

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Huddah Matte Liquid Lipstick Review

“Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin or in a Huddah Matte liquid lipstick either in ROYALTY , KING JAZMINE , VAMP or ANGEL😊. Great quality,Pocket friendly. Affordability is key to me” Huddahthebosschick

Hey love it has been a minute but hope all is well, glad to be back with the latest beauty trends happening around the globe speaking of trends, here today is to give you a brief review of the huddahcosmetics  lipsticks that recently came out and have been causing quite a buzz around town. Four versatile matte shades that are perfect for women of color. With me I have two of the shades that I will discuss Royalty and Angel. The other two shades are Vamp a deep red shade that goes well with all skin tones and King Jazmine that is for light skin toned ladies

  1. Royalty

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This is by far the best shade I have ever owned the color pigmentation is amazing and just like all the rest it does not transfer at all and is super comfortable  on the lips. Be sure to exfoliate and moisturize the lips before applying the product for that velvet finish and to avoid cracks during the day click here to learn more.  This shade is best for all skin tones any one can rock it and believe me when I say one does feel like royalty.

2. Angel

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This is a deep nude shade, a shade darker than King Jazmine, although it may seem to go well with all skin tones it does vary. If you are darker it will look ashy and create a little bit of unnecessary attention opt to use a dark lip liner around the lips to create an ombre effect that is if you really must use it click here to learn more. I would not recommend angel and King Jazmine if you are darker toned stick to vamp and royalty.

Needless to say the lipsticks are amazing cant wait to see what Huddah will come up with next. Share your thoughts if you have already tried any of the lippies, and on that note do have a blessed week.

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Kenya Fashion Awards 2016 (Canon Workshop Photo Gallery)

 

As we get closer to the Kenya Fashion Awards Gala on the 3rd of September I take this opportunity to thank everyone for all the love and support from my readers and clients to everyone I have worked a alongside with. The journey has just begun and I’m looking forward to more amazing and inspiring experiences.

Today’s post is a collaboration with Kenya Fashion Awards and Canon Africa. to bring you amazing talent from Kenyan fashion designers, models and photographers. I had an awesome time creating different looks  for the models the makeup was more high fashion, working with different colors and techniques to bring out the designs definitely had a lot to learn and share. Hope you enjoy..

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Special thanks to: Cathy EsamaiGalina TatarinovaKenya Fashion AwardsEros GozeKeef Photography Faraji Kevin. For more information about the Kenya Fashion awards gala on the 3rd September Click here

Thank you so much for checking in today will be uploading more photos on this gallery as they come in and as always..

Stay blessed.