Style & Stuff,

What’s A Little Rain To A Rose?

fiber rose kimono

The rain just seems to want to go on and on this week. Usually I wouldn’t complain, but I’ve been a bit under the weather for the past couple of days and I think it’s finally getting to me. What better to brighten up the gloom than my new favorite thing from Fiber Rose?!

Style & Stuff,

Oldie But Goodie

oldie but goodie in my twentysix skirt

This week’s style post is an oldie because I’ve been trying to decide whether to put it up for over a month now. I’m also wearing my TwentySix skirt which I love but don’t really wear so much.

Remember when I told you Henry and I had decided to start taking pictures of each other every week for our individual blogs? I’m not sure if I told you the first time we tried it didn’t go as planned.

On the first day, we discovered we can’t take pictures in the office compound – which would have been perfect. We also discovered Henry can’t really use my camera, as most of the pictures came out blurry.

Either way, I’ve held on to these pictures since then, and I just decided to finally put them up. I actually really like them, because I don’t really ever take any pictures of myself in a skirt or dress. I didn’t get to do as many of the poses as I would have like because it was my first time photographing on the street and I was shy.

Because of the “oldie” thing, I edited the pictures differently than I normally would. What do you think? Is this a thing I should do from time to time instead of just showering my pictures with lots of light?

Post Credits

Photography – Henry

Skirt – TwentySix (sold out) | other styles here

Top – Thrifted

Sunglasses – Haute Signatures

Shoes – Bought from a colleague

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Health & Beauty,

Blot Beauty Review x First Impressions

BLOT Beauty Review

Remember when I did the #30Lippiesfor30Days Challenge? That was great right? And the giveaway at the end of it was even greater! Thanks again to everyone who entered, and big congrats to the winners. Of course, it wouldn’t have been possible without Prestige Cosmetics and BLOT Beauty, so a HUGE thanks to them as well!

During the challenge, I got an awesome package from BLOT Beauty. When I reached out to them to collaborate on the giveaway, I wasn’t even sure I would hear back. These lovely people went above and beyond and sent me not only lipsticks for the giveaway, but other goodies as well!

Rants & Bants, Style & Stuff,

Pumped Up Kicks x Impromptu Dealings

pumped up kicks x impromptu dealings

Interestingly enough, I seem to always put up outfits based on what’s going on in my life. something I just realized as I was typing up this post. The pictures taken for this style post were actually quite impromptu, just like everything else I’ve had to do this week.

Rants & Bants, Style & Stuff,

Dear August, I Wrote You A Letter

My August Letter

Dear August,

I woke up this morning and realized you are actually here. I knew you were coming no doubt, but it actually just hit me. And I lay in bed for a bit trying to decide if I should get up and welcome you with open arms or just stay down and wallow in my unpreparedness. “How on earth did August get here so fast?”, I asked myself over and again.

Rants & Bants,

Here’s Everything I Learned From My Lipstick Challenge

Mhen! The past 30 days have really been something. I have to admit, when I started #30Llippiesfor30Days, I wsn’t entirely certain I would finish it. Like, I knew I had 30 lipsticks. I just wasn’t sure I would wake up every day and rub lipstick just because of one lipstick challenge.

Lo and behold, 30 days have come and gone, and I did it. *releases streamers*. It wasn’t easy. And yes, those days did come when I felt like not putting on any lipstick, but I pushed through. Thanks are definitely owed to some people who would pull me aside and be like “where is today’s lipstick?”. lol.

trusted phone of the lipstick challenge

The phone that took all the awesome selfies this month!

Anyway, I know it seems like just a silly thing I did, but doing #30Lippiesfor30Day actually made me realise a few things, I’m going to speak on them briefly, and I promise not to bore you.

Health & Beauty,

Wash Day: Dealing With My Frizzy Hair

Wash Day: Dealing With My Frizzy Hair

My journey to natural hair goals is often impeded by the fact that I have extremely frizzy hair. usually, I don’t mind because I just hold my hair back in a bun, but there are times when I want to let the fro flourish. Of course, I can’t because my hair is stiff and dry and just looks like a nest. Recently, someone compared me to that nude Yak in Zootopia.

Needless to say, I felt strongly compelled to wash my hair afterwards. I’ve struggled with frizzy hair for a while, so I had a bought a couple of products to tame it some time last year. I guess you can consider this a sort of review of those products.

Health & Beauty,

#30Lippiesfor30Days Giveaway!

Hey guys! What do you think about #30Lippiesfor30Days so far? I’m having an awesome time using each one of my lippies. The month, and by extension the challenge, is about to end, and I believe it’s only right that I give you a little something for being a part of this.

I reached out to a couple of brands and asked them to collaborate with me for the #30Lippiesfor30DaysChallenge. Two of these brands were so incredibly awesome, they sent me lippies to give you guys! Without further ado, let’s get it popping!

Out and About, Rants & Bants,

Weekend Highlights – Mini Beauty Haul & An Awesome Store

Yaassss!!!!! I can finally put “beauty haul” in the heading of a post!!!! LOL! Mini is there, but all is beauty haul, please. Either way, let’s not get ahead of ourselves and start from the beginning.

Health & Beauty,

#30Lippiesfor30Days + DIY Lip Scrub

DIY Lip Scrub image

Welcome to July, lovelies!

As you know, if you follow me on any of my social media platforms, I am starting the #30Lippiesfor30Days challenge today. Yes, I’m excited too! So excited in fact, that I got up this morning and decided to make a lip scrub that I will be using this month for the challenge.

#30Lippiesfor30Days DIY Lip Scrub

If you don’t know what #30Lippiesfor30Days is all about…

I have no idea where you’ve been. Basically, as I said on facebook, instagram, twitter, I am doing a challenge where I will be wearing a different lipstick every day this month. Why am I doing this? Well, because I want to. No other reason really. You may or may not already know how in love with lipsticks I am. Since my last post, my lipstick collection has grown much and I thought this would be a great way to show off what I have.

As is common with me, I first said I would do this in passing when talking to a friend. But, the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to do it. So, here we are – Day one of the #30Lippiesfor30Days challenge ^_^

And now, to the lip scrub!

It occurred to me I should probably have a lip balm and scrub to use this month as I will be using a lot of lipstick. A majority of my lip products are matte, so taking them off is a problem. Even after I use oil to wipe it off, I still have flecks of the lipstick or whatever left on my lips.

I decided a lip scrub would be better because I can use it to remove the stubborn flecks of lipstick and keep my lips moisturized and supple during the #30Lippiesfor30Days challenge.  I used some items I found around the house to make my lip scrub.

what I used to make the lip scrub

First, I scooped two small portions of Vaseline into the cup with the sugar. I tried to mix it with the spoon, but ended up using my hands instead. Now, my palms are just as silky smooth as I hope my lips will be at the end of the month ^_^

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DIY Lip Scrub - The Albimazing Blog

It looks a little choppy, but it’s fine

After making sure the sugar and vaseline combined properly, I added a little bit of the Mary Kay lip gloss. I used a tiny portion because it’s actually my mum’s and I don’t have time for long story. I used this gloss because it’s supposed to be packed full of good stuff for the lips. Fun Fact: My mum has a very deep love for Mary Kay products. She’s used products from the brand since I was a wee little girl.

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The lip gloss acts as a sort of binding agent and the mixture isn’t so clumpy anymore. There’s a little bit of shine in it as well, but you can’t really see it because terrible lighting in my pictures (sorry). I wanted my lip scrub to have some color, so I added another lip gloss to the mix. I’ve had this one for about four years and never really use it, so it was beyond glad to have a purpose.

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pink lip gloss in scrub

As far as measure is concerned, it’s dependent on what you want the texture of your scrub to be. Use more gloss if you want a creamier scrub, and more sugar if you want it a bit more coarse/grainy. Mixed everything with a spoon until it was all fully blended and just the right texture I wanted. Finally, I scooped it all into the container for storage.

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As excited as I am, I have to admit I’m a little sad. This particular lip scrub isn’t edible as I used ready-made products as opposed to natural ones. Either way, I tried a little bit of it, and it seems to work fine so, yay! Also, find it in your heart to forgive the not-so-clear pictures. I left my camera in Lagos and am currently working with limited resources.

So, tell me…

Have you ever considered making your own beauty products? What did you (try to) make? How did it go? Are you as excited about the #30Lippiesfor30Days challenge as I am? What colours would you like to see me wear this month? I’d like to read all your thoughts, so don’t hold back. Don’t forget to follow the challenge on my social media platforms. Peace, love, and Ribena x.

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