LIFT: 2011 BET Awards

L.I.F.T = Looks I’m Feeling Today!!
I really enjoyed watching the 2011 BET Awards last night. The host, Kevin Hart, was too funny. It kinda hurt laughing so hard. The “Real Husbands of Hollywood” parody sketch were simply hilarious. I also watched the pre-award show and it was nice seeing the all the Nominees for Best International Act (Africa). But I was even more excited that 2Face Idibia and D’ Banj were the big winners of that category. The highlight of the show for me, were the performances by Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland and Patti LaBelle. So, on to the the important stuff ūüôā

As for the fashions and makeup looks, ummmm, I wasn’t really wowed, but I did like Tracee Ellis Ross and Kelly Rowland’s looks.¬† I also liked Eve’s hairstyle at the pre-award show performance.¬†

Kelly Rowland's Makeup is totally on point!

I love her pink dress. She looks amazing!

Tracee Ellis Ross...I love her shoes

Eve's hairstyle was the business

I thought D'Banj looked great

2face at the BET Awards

Images from Here, Here and Here

Any thoughts from the show last night?

Thots,

Tiwa

My ChaCha’s Wedding

One of my favorite cousins, Yetsa and her boo, Sly, got married a couple of weekends ago. Now, I have been to a million weddings (well, maybe only a thousand, lol) and I have to say, her wedding is hands down one of the most fun weddings I have ever attended. It was like a family reunion, I also met some fantastic people and of course we all danced our hearts out, lol. The whole weekend was simply perfect. Yetsa has been so supportive of my Makeup Artistry Business and this blog. She is truly an amazing soul. I was honored to provide makeup services for the bride and her bridesmaids. Below are pictures of the Bridal Party:

Cutie...Gbeke

Mrs. Doyin

My Eyi...Maid of Honor

Zaniab

Adeola

In the process of completing Ibiene's makeup (Picture by Gbemi)

Getting ready to head out....

Eyi...looking too hawt!!!!

The Bride, Yetsa...A Beauty any day

Yetsa in Her fabulous wedding dress

(All makeup by Tiwa Lawrence)

Thots,
Tiwa

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”?
Thots,
Tiwa

LIFT: Oscars 2011 Edition

L.I.F.T = Looks I’m Feeling Today!!

I love watching award shows. I am always curious as to how trends (be it makeup or¬†fashion trends) are translated by the actors, musicians, industry “people” and their stylists and makeup artists.

Yesterday was no different, as I tuned in to watch the the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. Of course, the red carpet looks did not disappoint.

Below are my favorite looks from last night:

Camila Alves (the mother of Matthew McConaughey’s children) was my standout person of the night. I loved her whole look. Simplicity at it’s best!!!

Camila Alves at the 2011 Oscars

Jennifer Hudson looked radiant in this tangerine Atelier Versace gown. Again, as with the Grammys, her makeup looked great.

Jennifer Hudson at the 2011 Oscars

Last but not least, I had to mention Halle Berry. I thought she looked Angelic ūüėČ in this dress below. I loved her whole look.

Halle Berry at the 2011 Oscars

Did you watch the show last night? What did you think?

Images from Here

Thots,

Tiwa

My 2011 Grammy Review

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!! I wish you¬†a great time loving yourself and your loved ones.

So on to the Grammys. The show was all kinds of boring, but looking at the positives, this is what I observed:

  • The tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin was nice.
  • Then, I was bored through most of the show, until Cee¬†Lo, Gwyneth Paltrow¬†and Muppets¬†came on the stage. The performance was very colorful. His outfit was crazy, the muppets were so cute and Gwyneth looked great! I loved it.
  • I also enjoyed the short tribute to Dolly Parton (by Norah Jones, Keith Urban and John Mayer). They performed “Jolene” which is one of my favorite songs¬†by Dolly. I love me some Dolly…she is as real as they come.
  • Talking about¬†John Mayer, did he¬†look like Johnny Depp last night, or was it just me?
  • Last but not least the performance with Rihanna and Drake was great. I love Reggae, so the “breakdown” in the performance was refreshing.¬†¬†
On to the “Fashions”…My stand out person of the might was Monica. She looked elegant and very pulled together. As always, her makeup was on point!

Monica at the 2011 Grammys

 

 
My honorable mention is Eva Longoria. Something about her whole look really catered to me. Her makeup was clean and her hair nicely styled.

Eva Longoria at the 2011 Grammys

 
 
What did you think of the show?
  
Thots,
Tiwa
  
 

*** It’s a New Year, It’s a New Dawn, It’s a New Giveaway!!! ***

To bring in 2011, I am excited to announce the Official Welcome to 2011 in February (due to my lateness) Pink Diamonds giveaway (I am cheezin right now, so corny, lol).

The 1st runner up will receive: The Ecotools earth-friendly overnight bag and The ecotools cosmetic bag. I love these products, so I wanted to share.

The winner will receiver: $100 in M.A.C Cosmetics products of¬†your choice.¬† Plus, one of my favorite Makeup books of all time…Making Faces by Kevin Aucoin.

MAC Cosmetics

Making Faces by Kevyn Aucoin

Simply enter to win by:

1. First entry: Subscribe to this¬†blog via the link at the bottom of the page and leave a comment below sharing what you would like to see on future blog entries or any ideas to improve this blog. Also, tell everyone about Pink Diamonds by TL ūüôā

These are other ways to enter. They are optional but will give you more entries and therefore increase your chances of winning:
2. Second entry: Mention this giveaway on your blog or twitter and let us know in the comment section you have done so.

3.Third entry: “Like” Pink Diamonds by TL on Facebook and let¬†us know you have done so in the comment section.

4.¬†Fourth entry:Follow” Pink Diamonds by TL on¬†Twitter and let us know you have done so in the comment section.

  • You must be 18 or older to enter. Contest is open to U.S., U.K and Canadian residents.
  • The winners will be chosen randomly.
  • Deadline for entries for this giveaway is on Sunday, February 27th 2011 @ 11:59pm (EST).

So…Are we ready!!! I am excited and can’t wait to announce the lucky winner.

Disclaimer: Please note all gifts were purchased by my own funds. The MAC products depends on availability, but a substitute can be requested. Only items from the regular MAC line can be requested, i.e no limited edition items or viva glam items. At least 12 people have to enter the contest for this giveaway to qualify.

Thots,

Tiwa

Where Music and Beauty Meet‚Ķ

When I picked up Keri Hilson’s¬†album, “No Boys Allowed” in December, I was really just¬†attracted¬†to the album cover art. She is smoking a Hot Pink lipstick on the cover and her nails¬†are BADDDDD.
 

Keri Hilson

Image from Here
I was in love right away, because¬†I had actually¬†wanted to create a look centering around a lady smoking a lipstick for a while. But listening to her¬†album was the icing on top. I love¬†the¬†song called “BAHM¬†BAHM” but my favorite song on the album is “Pretty Girl Rock”.¬† Check out the video below¬†if you haven’t already. How hot is it, that she is¬†paying tribute to¬†talented female entertainers before her. The ladies¬†she portrays¬†appear in this order: Josephine Baker, Dorothy Dandridge, Diana Ross and The Supremes,¬†¬†Donna Summers and the group TLC.
 
 
 
Random Information: Doesn’t she kind look like Tia Mowry (who plays Melanie Barnett on the BET show THE GAME) at certain times in this video?
  
Thots,
Tiwa
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