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Time of Our Lives- Dirty Dancing Themed Eyeshadow Palette To Be Released

Dirty Dancing is inarguably a classic we won’t be forgetting anytime soon and the possibility of a dirty-dancing themed eyeshadow palette has got all fashion-lovers excited.

Sola Look, the Boston-based Indie beauty brand that released the successful Flash Dance palette in September revealed  on its instagram page it will be releasing a shadow set inspired by this classic movie.

Though the palette isn’t scheduled for release until next year, (which coincidentally marks 30 years since the release of the movie), the brand is accepting suggestions for color picks on Instagram. Among those being considered are peach and brown-based neutrals, plus a few bolder hues, like purple and aquamarine.
Suggestions for shade names are also pouring in.

 Instagram user @Hairbymigs said, “will there be a color called baby??? And will it be in the corner???? You gotta name one ‘Time of your life’ and one ‘She’s Like the wind’.” 

The brand confirmed that there will be a color called “Baby” and it’ll be taking center stage in the palette: “It will be more so in the middle. We’re trying to get her out of that corner that she’s been stuck in for the last 30 years.”  

This announcement sure gives us something to look forward to in 2017, and we’ll be counting down the days to its release!


Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know About

For days when you get so busy or just don’t have the time and energy to put into making up, here are some Fast and easy shortcuts to look amazing and have a flawless model-like look. These tips also come in handy when you run out of products or are on a budget or you just want the perfect look.

Looking good doesn’t come easy, but these hacks sure make it look like child’s play…

Make Your Own Bronzer


To make your bronzer, Combine 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of cornstarch/powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder until evenly mixed. Use a large makeup brush to lightly dust the mixture everywhere you want to glow.

Get A Fuller Pout

Make your lips look fuller by applying shimmery eye shadow in the center of your lower lip after applying your lip colour. The reflection of light at the center of the lips creates an illusion of a fuller pout. The powder alsohelps set your lip color.

Try Apple Cider Vinegar As Toner


Don’t skip on moisturizer just because you have oily skin. This will dry your skin out and make it produce more oil. Instead, try an apple cider vinegar and water mixture, or green tea as a toner (both balance your skin’s pH levels) before applying your moisturizer.

Turn Your Pencil Eyeliner Into A Gel Eyeliner

heat your pencil eyeliner over a lighter or matchstick for a 1 second, let it cool for about 15 seconds and voila! You have a gel eyeliner

Eliminate Permanent Sweat Stains

Squeeze lemon juice on sweat stains, leave for some minutes and wash to remove the stains completely.

Save your old mascara brush and use to apply eyebrow color

Line Your Eyes The Right Way To Prevent Smaller-Looking Eyes


Don’t apply black eyeliner all around your eye. This will make your eyes appear much smaller than they are. Line the top with black liner, the bottom with brown liner, and the waterline with nude liner to really open your eyes.

Stuck On How To Get The Perfect Cat Eye?

Beauty Point of View

Use a credit card to create a fool-proof line

How To Apply Under-Eye Concealer

 The most flattering way to apply concealer is to draw a triangle with the base under your eye and the point toward your cheek. 


This shape not only conceals dark circles, but it also instantly creates the illusion that your face is lifted. Think of it as holding a flashlight against your cheek, shining the light right underneath your eye, and drawing the focus upward.

Use Mascara as Eye Liner


If you have run out of eye liner and you are in a hurry, you can use your mascara instead. Just rub an eye liner brush over the mascara brush and then line your eyes. This works well if your mascara is the same color as the eye liner that you typically use and even if it’s not, it will help you to get your eyes lined in a pinch. The mascara will wash off your eye lids just like it does off your lashes.

Test Foundation On Your Neck Not Your Face

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The skin on your face, due to increased sun exposure or breakouts, isn’t the same color as the rest of your body. So, if you match your foundation to your cheek, you might end up with a shade that doesn’t match your neck and chest and doesn’t look natural. Instead, swipe three shades of foundation right below your jawline, blend them in, and whichever shade disappears is the one you should choose.

Use Baby Powder For Longer And Fuller Eyelashes


For fuller and longer eyelashes, dab on some baby powder in-between the first and second coat of mascara. Repeat this two to three times.

Get a Cupid’s Bow Shape with Lip Liner


To get fuller and more luscious lips, you simply have to learn how to properly apply lip liner. In order to get the Cupid’s Bow shape, you just need to mark an “X” in the center of your top lip, line the corners and then join everything together. Once you apply your lipstick, your lips will look much fuller.

To Close Up Your Pores and Make Your Makeup Last Longer


Rub an ice cube all over your face before you apply makeup.
Apply Vaseline on Your Pulse Points Before Spraying Your Perfume To Make The Scent Last Longer.


Since the ointment is occlusive, it will hold the fragrance on your skin longer than if you were to spray the perfume just onto your skin.

White Eye Shadow Makes Eyes Stand Out

White eye shadow is a great choice if you really want your eyes to stand out. You just have to layer your lid with white eye shadow and then add the colors that you want. The white will also keep those other colors from rubbing off before the end of the day and you can even add white to the top of the lid by the brow to really make your eyes pop.

Set Lipstick to Last


A sheet of tissue and some translucent powder is all you need to mattify and set your lipstick. After you have applied your chosen lip color, hold a tissue over your lips and dust just a bit of translucent powder over the tissue. This helps to set the lipstick so that it lasts longer.

Get Makeup Off Shirt Collars Easily

Skinny Ms

Sometimes when you are in a rush to get ready, you may accidentally get makeup on your shirt collar. Foundation can be particularly difficult to remove. Just add a bit of shaving cream and wipe that makeup away with a damp cloth. The shaving cream works perfectly, won’t harm your clothing and best of all, you won’t have to take the time to change before you leave.

Olive Oil To Remove Matte Lipstick And Smudge-Proof Eyeliner


Want to remove matte lipstick and smudge-proof eyeliner? Just massage olive oil over your lips and lids!

Curl Your Lashes and Line Your Lids At The Same Time

Draw some eyeliner on your eyelash curler and dress your eyes at the same time as you curl your lashes!

Coconut Oil To Remove Makeup

Wipe makeup off by putting some coconut oil on a cotton swab and wiping it on the makeup

E.L.F. Lipsticks Super-Genius Secret Compartment

E.L.F lipsticks are a favourite for cheap”  girls like me who want to own a wide range of high quality lipsticks at the lowest possible cost; But did you know that each moisturizing lipstick comes with a small clear compartment at the bottom which isn’t only for colour-matching but actually contains more lipstick? 


Achelle Richards,creative director of E.L.F. cosmetics, told Refinery 29, “we designed our moisturizing lipsticks to hold the lipstick formula in the base of the componentry. This feature makes it easier to color match.”

So, if you ever run out of your favourite E.L.F lipstick, you know where to get some until you’re able to replace it.

Products Similar to the E.L.F moisturizing lipstick are:

  • Ofra Cosmetics Lipstick

  • Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick

  • Sonia Kashuk Satin Luxe Lip Colour

  • MUA Professional colour-drenched lip butter

Genevieve Beauty Awards 2016: Ajali, Tresses, Shea Tribe are finalists for “Emerging Beauty Entrepreneur” category

Ajali, Tresses and Shea Tribe have emerged finalists of the ‘Emerging Beauty Entrepreneur’ category of the Genevieve Beauty Awards 2016.
The lifestyle magazine set to hold her first ever beauty awards; Genevieve Beauty Awards only recently unveiled different categories with contenders from the Nigerian beauty industry up against each other to win €5000 from the Cointreau Creative Crew.

Out of the ten nominees in the category, three brands; Ajali, Tresses and Shea Tribe were selected based on entrepreneurial prowess, talent, innovation and passion.

L-R Ifeyinwa Ojekwe of Ajali, Kanyinsola Demola-Seriki of Shea Tribe and Kanyinsola Vera-Cruz of Tresses

Meet the 3 finalists as released by Genevieve Beauty Awards team:

  1. Ifeyinwa Ojekwe, Founder of AJALI, an  all-natural,  completely handmade  cosmetics  brand established  in  2013  to  promote local  industry and create awareness for living a healthy life.
  2. Kanyinsola Demola-Seriki, Founder of SHEA TRIBE, a skincare brand that uses locally sourced, organic and eco-friendly ingredients.
  3. Kanyinsola Vera-Cruz, Founder of TRESSES, a healthy hair treatment salon and trichology consultancy (hair and scalp science) that uses modern technology and healthy hair products to provide solutions for various hair care, hair loss, hair damage and scalp issues.

The first ever Genevieve Beauty Awards is poised to celebrate innovative brands, products and services within the beauty and wellness sector in Nigeria. The winner will receive €5000 sponsored by the Cointreau Creative Crew.

This event is supported by the following media partners: Guardian Group, Vanguard Allure, Bella Naija, Kamdora, PulseNG, Style Vitae, 360Nobs, OloriSuperGal, OnoBello, YNaija & September Standard.