12/14/13

CONTOURING IS THE NEW PHOTOSHOP!

Happy weekend everyone! enjoying the festivities already i hope. i love December! everything about it spells happiness. new clothes,shopping,family,events plus thats the biggest way of knowing that God has truly blessed you among so many who passed on earlier. we thank God for the gift of life.

Now,i just want to give a quick shout out to all of the ladies who have mastered the art of contouring and highlighting (as evidenced by instagram,youtube etc). yall have it down to a tee! nowadays everyone looks so put together and fabulous with or without the aid of a makeup artist and the guys are complaining LOL! i don't get it! makeup is there to enhance our already beautiful faces and cover up our small flaws...its not like we are going under the knife or anything :(. guys stay complaining! while some of us do it for ourselves,others do it to impress you men out there so be happy if your woman is doing everything she can to look pretty for you. being a girl is hard lol.

Anyway, for those of us who are not so good with the whole concept of contouring,its basically meant to slim out some parts of the face or "bring out" some features. For example if you have a round face,what you want to do is make your cheeks appear a bit hollow and bring out our cheekbones...for those who arent comfortable with their forehead,nose,neck etc there are solutions for you too. this trick has been used for years in pro makeup but I THINK Kim k is the celeb who actually started this contouring madness a few years ago. thank you kimmy :D here are some photos she released on her IG some time ago showing how to achieve this look on your own. For a more detailed tut i suggest you visit makeupshayla on youtube. She has the simplest (under 10mins) method of doing it.





 Highlighting the forehead, ridge of the nose,under eyes,lip area, and chin (T ZONE)
 FINISHED RESULT...

look fabulous as you enjoy the season! forget those men lol! xoxo

6/30/13

LOVE GAMES

July is almost here and am anxiously waiting for the 17th when I can go online and watch love games season 2! For those of you who aren't Zambian,love games is a local 13 episode drama series about love,relationships and HIV/AIDS in urban Zambia.


I find it interesting and educational especially because HIV is something that we Africans are battling with in 1 way or the other. Like they say,if you're not infected you are affected. I think making a series of the issues people go through was genius because its audience are the youth and what do youngsters love more than entertainment right? Also,its not the usual grim, cautioning "AIDS KILLS'' message that's attached to the series. it shows how life goes on,how one can and should manage their life/health if they end up with the virus. The funny/annoying and sometimes ghetto accents and anecdotes are fun to watch too.



Now, since am not an actress/director or anything like that il try my best to keep my opinions on the subtle side but i absolutely cannot stand tasheni. she's too umm,what word will i use now? fake? that accent..nah. she's also too rehearsed hope she's worked on that in the upcoming season  :D   

The rest are OK...i especially love Chilufya, Charlie,Tasheni's mom, Womba and Tamara grace Ramsay...forgotten her characters name lol.

Hard to believe this one is a pastor. eye candy neh?

you might remember Lloyd as Zambia's rep in Survivor Africa 

yay! tamara! <3
wife vs girlfriend 

husband vs boyfriend


vomit inducingly cute couple lol

 

catch y'all later!

cheers!

4/11/13

10 NON-FUSSY BEAUTY & HYGIENE PRODUCTS

Hello everyone!! so, sometime in February i was involved in an auto crash which resulted in a broken right humerus... :( i had surgery immediately and got a plate & ten screws inserted. i'm still in rehab and doing physiotherapy to get my range of motion back (grueling and painful) but so far so good.

During this time i haven't been able to use my right hand...AT ALL. I've had to depend on my left hand for simple tasks and my boyfriend for everything else.Meaning,i had to find a way around my beauty regime to get a presentable look with little or no effort. Which brings me to today's post. My 10 non-fussy beauty/hygiene  products. Enjoy!


                                                    1.JOHNSON'S BABY WIPES

Okay, so since i wasn't allowed to take a  real shower for at least 2 months after the surgery (yeah i know :/) i had to rely on baby wipes to keep my wound clean,my lady bits,face and pits sanitary throughout the day. I love baby wipes. Easy to use,easy to dispose,portable and they come in different sizes and fragrances. love Aloe Vera and Rose! yay for wet wipes!


2.  PALMERS SKIN SUCCESS DEEP CLEANSING ASTRINGENT

I think every African woman has used this at one point of their lives. The stuff is amazing. Before the accident I didn't use this product that much because I could clean my face and neck well enough plus I didn't like the "sting" that came with using it but i had no choice and i'm actually happy i resorted to this.my combination skin was blemish free and behaving all through my recovery i was stunned.i might continue using this.

3. LAKEME LIP LOVE TINTED LIP BALM

 I could wear lipstick well enough with my left hand but after a while i couldn't be arsed to,so i switched to tinted lip balms! At first,i was using Nivea's lip balms then got put off because it wore of pretty quickly.Then i bought this lip gloss! works just as good as a lipstick AND stays on for hoursssss!win!

                                                                4. VEET WAX STRIPS
Normally,i don't wax.I shave or use hair remover.But like everything else,i needed to find something i could use easily with my left hand and i wasn't about to go through nicks and burnt skin to achieve the results i wanted.Again,WIN! first time i used them i was kinda skeptical but now?Completely sold.

5. BRAID SHEEN SPRAY
Braids have been my hairstyle of choice for the past 3 months because,obviously i didn't need any high maintenance  weave ons or styles. So to keep my tresses moisturized and shiny looking i got me some African pride. great stuff.

6. NEEM
This is a plant that is used widely in the Indian Ayurveda world. it prevents infections, pimples, blackheads and what not.There are neem teas, soaps, face packs etc so since i had my face covered on he outside,i wanted something i can ingest that will keep my skin looking pretty. I got a pack of Ayur's and i have the prettiest glow. i wake up in the morning and just stare at myself lol try it guys! 


                                                    7. VIT E CAPSULES

Someone told me to buy vit E capsules and pop 1 then slather the oil all over my new scar for quick scar fading. i actually tried this on my face years ago when i had troublesome acne scars,but i cant remember what worked because i was using a whole lot of products at once. Fast forward to a month later,the scar is still visible and will be for a long time ( 20 stitches) but its looking good! its not as scary looking as before and i think the capsules are doing their job. yay!


                                             8 .MAYBELLINE GEL EYE LINER
You know how some people say they feel naked when they leave their house without wearing earrings or lip gloss? i cant go anywhere without putting on kajal/Kohl/eyeliner. I CANNOT. id rather skip the foundation. i normally use the liquid kind cos it glides on easy and can be corrected easily if you have shaky hands. since am working with my lefty now,i had to improvise. Gel liner is the sh*t. lord knows why i haven't tried it since :/ Its smudge free,oil free,more intense,and water proof! no need for touch ups which is kinda the whole point of me switching to a gel. LOVE!


                                                        9. LAKME SOUFFLE
Once again,Lakeme came to the rescue with this amazing daily wear souffle. I needed something i could use that wont take so much time to remove so I went to the nearest Lakeme counter and scooped this. No regrets. its  high coverage yet still very fluffy/light and easy to wash off. best Rs99 I've ever spent! (that's about a dollar)

10. VICTORIA'S SECRET BODY MIST
Okay so sometime during post surgery,i ordered Chinese and had stir fry rice and lobster. next day as i was starring at myself in the mirror (i wasn't joking guys lol) i noticed a large mosquito bite looking bump on my left arm. brushed it off until later in the day i saw a bigger cluster of the same bumps forming on my thighs...AND this time they started itching! UGHHH! HIVES! As if i wasn't suffering enough already :( apparently i'm suddenly allergic to lobster. * RME* got some over the counter pills and i was OK  but i couldn't use any of my deodorants or perfumes because my skin was sensitive SMH...only thing i tried that worked was this VS body mist.very sexy and works just as good if not better than my deo! i use the purple one at the end. yummy smell.

Thats it for now!
cheers!

3/12/13

THE CHRISMAR HOTEL

Ever had one of those days where you wake up and felt like you need to take a break,leave the city's hustle and bustle,go somewhere secluded and just lounge by the pool,read a book or sip martinis the whole evening while watching a live band ???

Well, if you happen to be in Zambia then try the chrismar hotel in Livingstone.its about 2hrs by flight if you prefer to travel by air or roughly 6hrs drive if you feel like having some sort of road trip ;D or you could opt for the airport pickup done by the hotel at a minimal charge. This is not your typical fancy schmancy 20 storey type hotel and THAT is what makes it a great place for a weekend getaway.

The entire hotel consists of about 62 chalet style rooms (perfect for summertime vacations if you ask me), WiFi, an on site gym, 24hr butlers, round the clock security, swimming pools, tranquil gardens, cable TV ,Chinese koi ponds and a kiddie park for the kids.

 Enjoy the pictures!!

                                                               THE ENTRANCE



RESTAURANT BY THE POOL


INDIVIDUAL ROOMS

FLOATING RESTURANT


SUITE

SITTING AREA

DINNING AREA

HAPPY WAITER!!

so,who wants to go then?? lol

cheers!! xoxo