BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Saturday, October 28, 2017

October is breast cancer awareness month and I'm pretty sure you've been seeing this everywhere on the internet. The aim is to create more awareness for breast cancer , to educate people on the signs and symptoms and how to detect it at an early stage.
           
            I personally don't know anyone who is fighting this battle but I know of some families that have lost people they love to cancer , not necessarily breast cancer and I know it's heartbreaking. Losing a family member in general is heart wrenching and its something you might never get used to, speaking from experience. So if there's any chance that just reading a few articles online , self examining yourself or going for a checkup will ensure that you are healthy , please do so.
 
       Breast cancer doesn't just affect women , it affects men as well but it's quite rare. Even then , don't take a chance on your life. Get educated on the signs and symptoms so in case you notice any strange thing , you know where to go to as soon as possible. Early detection is vital! If you notice anything out of the ordinary around your breasts ,go to a clinic and get tested. It's better to go there and they tell you it's mosquito bite than for you to dwell in ignorance. The nationalbreastcancer.org provides ebooks on everything you need to know about breast cancer, just click on the link and get yours for free.

        As a Nigerian, I know that some people will see this and say " It's not my portion In Jesus name". Even the Bible says "my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge, because you have rejected knowledge , I will also reject you as my priest " Hosea 4:6. So you had better pick up a book and read because Jesus has warned you.

Product breakdown
Eyes
Milani brow fix
BH cosmetics concealer and corrector palette
BH cosmetics 120 color eyeshadow palette -2nd edition
MUA eyeshadow palette- heaven and earth
Lashes - jumia

Face
LA girl pro coverage foundation - Tan
BH cosmetics concealer and corrector palette
Black opal deluxe finishing powder - 02 light
Zaron face palette
Elf bronzer - sun kissed
Blush - name has cleaned off

Lips
Kayge cosmetics lip liner - cocoa
Myboon lipstick - 03

      To all those fighting this battle or you have someone who is fighting this battle , don't stop fighting and don't stop believing in your healing. God loves you because you are his child and He will definitely do what is right for you. To all those who may have lost people to this or any other kind of cancer , please find solace in Christ. He knows a thing or two about bearing pain and He can teach you if you ask Him to.


     I hope I have convinced someone to take a step towards beating cancer. The most important step is educating yourself about it. Please don't joke around with this. I hope you like my #pinktober inspired makeup look too. Have a wonderful day today.

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
1 Timothy 6:12. 

HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT FOUNDATION SHADE

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Finding the right foundation shade can be extremely tricky. Especially when buying online. I personally don't buy foundation online , I feel it's too risky. But there's a way around it , both buying the right foundation shade online and in actual stores and I'm going to be sharing a few tips that I've learnt over time and have served me well.

     I recently got a new foundation and when I went home I realized I had made a great mistake because I simply refused to be bothered with following the steps I have always followed. This foundation is a tad bit lighter than my complexion, not my usual coverage and definitely not the right undertone. I'm never going to make such a mistake because I'm certainly going to be following these tips to avoid wasting money and my effort and time to mix this foundation to suit me properly.

• Do your research. Before splurging on that foundation that has caught your eye, make sure you do your research first. Find out the coverage , does it give a light , medium or full coverage. Find out the undertone it has ( make sure you know yours ). I may do a post on how to know your undertone soon , if you're interested please do let me know.  Find out everything about it that you can , read HONEST reviews, watch first impression videos from your favorite guru. After this research if you are still interested in getting it then you go and get it.

• When buying in a store , please try and go with a bare face so the foundation can actually be applied on your face and not your hand or neck which may be lighter or darker than your face. First of all, pick three shades of the foundation that you think you will most likely fall under. Then swatch the foundation on  the side of your face. The color that blends into your skin the best is your foundation shade. I highly recommend you go out of the store to check the authenticity of the swatches with natural light as the light in the store may not give you the best lighting. Another tip is to ask for a sample of that foundation if it is available but if it isn't make sure you do not buy it that instant. I advise you to leave the store and go about your day. As the day goes on, check if the foundation oxidizes (becomes orange looking) or if it gets oily. But if the foundation leaves you satisfied, you can go back the next day and buy it without guilt.


• When buying online , there are some apps and sites that give you shade references. For example, I'm an NC42 in Mac studio fix fluid and I want to buy the Kat Von D lock it foundation but I don't know my shade and it's not available in any store near me, I'll look up for sites like findation.comFindation.com that gives you options according to your previous shade matchings. Findation will basically give you a list of foundations and shades that will probably match your NC42 skin. After getting this shade reference, make sure you use a website that accepts returns because nothing online is ever 100% but if they don't accept returns , make sure they give samples. Test out the samples and if it works for you , then go ahead and buy it but if it doesn't , you won't regret any purchase.

These are tips I've learnt and used over time and I truly hope you've learnt something. If you have your own ways of getting the right foundation shades please let me know in the comment section because there's no such thing as too much knowledge. I pray you have a lovely week ahead.

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“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”
Revelation 1:8

INDEPENDENCE DAY| MY PRAYER FOR NIGERIA

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy Independence Day Nigeria! Nigeria is 57 today. What a milestone! I have a love-hate relationship with Nigeria, as I'm sure most people have. I love the way Nigerians find humor in everything , in things as serious as recession, absent president , Ebola ,etc we always find a way to laugh in the midst of our problems . I also hate the stagnancy the nation is facing currently and I have a list of wishes that I have for our great nation. Think of them as birthday wishes.

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