Working with Kimberly of Kimberly Joy Photography is always fun. She kindly shared some images from the “before and after” shoot with model Bianca. Pls check them out below:
When Latoya told me she wanted a smokey eye for her wedding, I immediately knew she would be a sophisticated bride. She is striking with or without makeup…so when I brought out a smokey eyeshadow palette and airbrushed her foundation, we just enhanced her already pretty face. She and her mother looked beautiful and were a pleasure to work with.
I would like to mention the Lavish Salon for doing an amazing job with the bride and mother of the bride’s hair. And last but not least, her attentive wedding planner, Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair, did a great job planning the whole event. Below are two images from her blog. Please check out her blog HERE for more images of the classy wedding. All the pictures were taken at the couple’s uber cool wedding location, The Cotton Room.
Below are some pictures I took:
L.I.F.T = Look I’m Feeling Today!!
Serena Williams is one of my favorite athletes. Her intensity for her sport gives me life. Working hard is what she does, no excuses. As soon as I saw these images of her, as she headed to The Late Show With David Letterman, I knew I had to share them with you guys. She looked amazing in this red dress. Again, her stylists and makeup artist hit it out of the park!!!
I met Gbemisola, the owner of Hegai & Esther Makeup Tool Store, while I was in Lagos earlier this year at the Excellence in the Industry Seminar for Makeup Artists. During the seminar, I spoke about makeup hygiene and changes that needed to be made in the industry. Inspired by the seminar, she started a campaign for improved hygiene and sanitation practices among Makeup Artists in Nigeria. I couldn’t be happier about this because I think this is a very important and necessary topic.
Check out images from the Excellence in the Industry Seminar 2012, HERE. It was an amazing day and I am soo proud to have been part of this successful event with the super talented Lolade Ogunjimi of Dainty Affairs Beauty. For me, meeting the inspiring and successful speakers, as well as all the makeup artists that attended was the highlight of the seminar.
The video for Brandy’s new single “Put It Down” (featuring Chris Brown) is giving me life right now. Brandy’s dancing is…on point, her makeup is…on point, her braids are…on point. Am done!!! lol.
If you haven’t seen the video already, pls check it out below:
Happy 4th of July!!!
We are right in the peak of wedding season, a perfect time to share a few bridal makeovers. I haven’t been consistent about taking pictures but I am glad I have these to share 🙂
I had to drop off my thoughts about the 2012 BET Awards. Ironically, the same things I liked about the BET award show last year are the same things I enjoyed about the show this past Sunday. I loved “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” skit. I am so glad they are making it into a full fledged show. Sign me up…I know it will be hilarious. And, wow…the Whitney Houston tribute was soo touching.
Two years in a row, my favorite artists were the winners of the Best International Act (Africa) category. Congrats to Wizkid! Check out two of my favorite songs of the moment by Wizkid.
For the past few years, Monica’s style has been right up my alley. She looked amazing on the red carpet. That structured blazer and the sequined pants were everything! Sexy but classy all at the same time and of course her makeup and hair was on point as usual.
Any thoughts from the 2012 BET Awards?
I wanted to share some images from a photoshoot I had the pleasure of being part of this past weekend. The photographer, Kimberly of Kimberly Joy Photography is talented at what she does. I love the images she captured and I am excited about us working together in the future.
On beautiful Jasmine’s eyes, I used the new eyeshadow palette from the MAC Reel Sexy Collection called Dynamic Duo 4. I love the matte, yet highly pigmented texture of the eyeshadows in this particular palette. On her lips, I used Up The Amp lipstick by MAC.
What are your favorite eyeshadow and lip colors this spring?
Something special is happening on April 30th, 2012 in Lagos, Nigeria. I am so excited to announce this event and I hope to see you there.
Trust me, this event is a must for any makeup artist who is looking to take their career to the next level.
Last year, I worked on a photoshoot for my sister Adeola’s online vintage boutique called Bite This Style. As I mentioned; I love unique vintage pieces and the selections on the site do not disappoint. There are a few items I have my eyes on, so I am off to go shopping 🙂
Check out the website to pick up your next statement vintage pieces!
Update: I just picked up this belt…I can’t wait to rock it.