LIFT: The Royal Wedding 2011

L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!
Everyone is talking about it…the Royal wedding. Weddings like this only come around once in a while, so I made sure I had my eyes out for the “Fashions” of the day.  

Most of the guests came correct with very classy and timeless looks. This might seem weird, but out of all the fashion looks this morning, I was most looking forward to seeing what Victoria Beckham would wear to the Royal wedding. She did not disappoint. Her hat was stunning and even with her pregnancy, she was rocked those 6 inch Christian Louboutin heels like a CHAMP!

Victoria Beckham at the Royal Wedding

Princess Beatrice of York (the daughter of  Sarah, Duchess of York) also turned it out. Her headgear, which was created by Milliner Philip Treacy, was beautiful. I love bows, so the bigger the better. As for her makeup, I liked her smokey eye and nude-ish pink lips. I also loved her dress at the pre-wedding party the night before.

Princess Beatrice at the Royal Wedding

Princess Beatrice at the Pre-wedding Dinner

Images from here
What were your thoughts about the wedding day “fashions”?

Is there such a thing as “Guy friendly makeup”?

So, this weekend I gave my husband a kiss and for the next few hours he kept saying his lips were hurting and he could feel a tingling sensation. Initially, I thought he was overreacting. But then it hit me…I had on a plushglass called Girl Boy from the new MAC Quite Cute collection. Although, I personally love the formulation of plushglass, it does leave the lips with a tingling, minty sensation. I am sure he was allergic to something in the product’s ingredients.
That experience got me thinking…should we think about our boyfriends, husbands or significant others when we shop for our makeup and beauty products?
I recently read an article where they polled some “real guys”. They gave a list of looks they are not crazy about. Below is a quick summary of what they had to say. Pls check out the full article, HERE:  

Eyeliner Overload: The raccoon-eye makeup look can be a big turnoff.

Super Scented: Tons of perfume can make them feel breathless.

Cat Woman Nails: Super-long nails aren’t really a hit.

Makeup Mishaps: Seeing a girl’s foundation stop at her neckline means she can’t blend.

Blinding Pearly Whites: Apparently overly-white teeth is also a turnoff (Ummm…That’s interesting).

Honey Kisses: They are not a fan of sticky lip gloss.

A Jersey Shore Hairstyle: “Snooki poof is not for them” (I personally love a good poof, so I am not listening to this advise, lol)

Beauty Illusions: So, I guess they don’t like when a lady draws a fake beauty mark on her face.

Fake Baking: Overly tan skin is not attractive to some men.

Confidence Killer: Not shaving your legs is not a deal breaker.



Taylor Momsen…Eyeliner Overload?


 Image from here
I agree with some of their thoughts, but not all of them. What do you think?

LIFT: Nail Edition

L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!

Lately, I have been feeling this nail polish by Essie called Pretty Edgy. I love the consistency and color payoff of the nail polish…just two thin coats was all I needed.   


Essie Nail Polish: Pretty Edgy



Pretty Edgy



Pretty Edgy


The color also reminds me of my Nigerian colors. Do you have any Nail Polishes that remind you of something? Please share 🙂