THE PERFUME FOR SOPHISTICATED WOMEN – BY KILIAN

By Kilian perfumes is what I like to refer to as a very luxury ‘Indie’ brand, it is created by Kilian Hennessy from the popular LVMH family. The perfumes are each made from very specific scents which blend really well to create the oil based perfume magic. The scents are bottled in very simple yet detailed 50ml and 250ml bottles. The bottles are all refillable and it also has a motif at the side of the bottle which depicts the perfume as a protective shield when used.

The brand ‘By Kilian’ is not new to me as I have recently self diagnosed as perfume lover. I fell in love with it on my usual perfume hunt when I took a trip to Dubai recently.

Each purchase comes with the perfume in a case which could double as a clutch (I wore mine to church on sunday). The initial purchase costs more however, after that each refill bottle costs the same as a regular perfume.

Retail Price

50ml – ranges from 1551 to 1761 cedis

250ml – 3894 cedis

Refill bottle –

Retail Outlets

Scentopia – Accra Mall

Scentopia – Galleria mall Kempinski Hotel

The Launch event happened at the Urban Grill restaurant in Accra.

Travel Guide: 7 things you need to do in Singapore

Singapore literally blew my mind, I’m still in awe of how a place could be so beautiful. It is hard to imagine this country was once mostly covered with water and now its is considered one of the most expensive places in the world. If I could describe Singapore in 3 words it would be Sophisticated, Spotless and expensive. You pretty much have to budget a spend of  $100 (500 cedis or about 138 Singapore dollars) a day to spend.  As part of our honeymoon we went to Singapore for 7 days, it was filled with a lot of sightseeing, trying different meals, shopping (no doubt!) and relaxing. I vlogged as much as I could but I doubt I captured the night lights, the fantastic architect of the buildings as much as I would have loved to show, because it is just one of those places you need to experience for yourself.

Visa process

Singapore is visa free for most nationalities including Ghanaians holding a Ghanaian passport. We breezed through immigration with just a few questions about where we will stay, our final destination and how long we’ll stay for. Also make sure to have a printed Itinerary of your hotel to prove you are there just for tourism 

Flight

We used emirates airlines from Accra which lasted for about 7 hours to Dubai and from Dubai to Singapore was about 6 hours. Including transit time our journey was a total of about 17 hours. 

Hotel

There are different types of accommodations available for you to pick from hostels, hotels, serviced apartments etc. Check on booking.com for all the available options. 

Transportaion

Download the Grab app to get around or the head to the closet train station to purchase an MRT ticket for a more affordable way to travel. Be sure to download the MRT map to know what stops you’ll be getting off at your destination.

My vlog has a lot more information on places to eat, places to visit and everything you need to know about traveling to Singapore. 

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A NEWBIE’S GUIDE TO EYELASH EXTENSIONS

Hey Loves,

I’m pretty excited to for this one, oh by the way I hope everyone is doing amazing today.

Today’s blog post is all about eyelash extensions. It is a perfect time to talk about a brand that has eyelash extensions that will pretty much suit every lady’s lifestyle. From simple barely there lashes to dramatic lashes.

Viola Beauty is a Ghanaian (major reason why I am excited!) owned eye lash brand. The eye lash collection has 5 different styles:

RESA (subtle slay): For the corporate or simple lady who likes to do the barest minimum slay. It is a barely there lash which ands just a bit of length to your lashes to complete your work time or everyday makeup.

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 BELLA (Day time slay) : This style is for the ladies who love a day time glam but do not want heavy lashes. It adds bit of volume and length, these lashes will get you loads of compliments.

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EUGIIE (wedding guest slay): You know that girl at weddings that is always slayyyedd to the gods without looking overly done. These are the lashes that makes you the centre of attention at any event, it has volume yet wispy. 

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TINA O (Church beat slay)  My current favorite one, its dramatic yet suitable for even church. As with all the lashes these are wispy with a mix of long and short lengths. It has volume but it does not look heavy.

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YO-YO (dramatic slay): This is for the ladies who like to go all out, talk about extra thats what these lashes are all about. They are full in volume and length and also wispy. IMG_4461

What I love most about the Viola beauty lashes are how wispy they all are. It makes it wearable for every lady, whether you want a subtle glam or you want to go all out there is a style for everyone. These lashes are so durable you can wear them up to 20 times (thats if you take care of them well). Keep the box that it comes in to store your viola beauty lashes well.

Viola beauty is currently giving away free lash glue, a pair of lash scissors, and mascara with a purchase of 2 or more lashes as a welcome gift.

Retail price: 45cedis

Thanks for reading…

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ON THE GO GLAM FAVORITES!

Hey Loves,

I have not talked about makeup in awhile, I will be sharing my go to makeup products for when I have 20 minutes to get myself together for a date or a girls night out.

Most of these products you can find in beauty shops in Accra or directly from the brand shops.

Just a thought but wouldn’t it be so cool if there was a ‘one stop shop’ that stocked Ghanaian brand beauty products plus other international brands. It sucks that you have to go to different places to buy products.

Find below my ‘On the go Glam Favorites’:

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1.Foundation: Nars natural radiant longwearing foundation

Retail price $49 

I have only used the sample of this foundation, I am trying everything to get my hands on the full size. It has a skin like finish with full coverage and it lasts hours without the need to touch up during the day.

2. Primer: Mac prep & prime face protect lotion

Retail price: 205 cedis / 31$

This primer doubles as a primer and an SPF. SPF is important for your skin, as melanin babes we need to protect our skin from hyper pigmentation and sun damage. Find a moisturizer or primer that contains SPF and protect your skin.

3. Concealor: Maybelline fit me concealor

Retail price: 45 cedis/7$

This is a liquid concealor with medium coverage, I use it to highlight my under eye area and set it with powder. If you watch my videos you would know I absolutely love this.

4. Mascara: Maybelline colossal volume express mascara

Retail price: 27 cedis/ 8$

This mascara gives you all the length and volume you need and it is affordable too, one of my favorite mascaras to use.

5. Blush/contour powder: Mac swisschocolate

Retail price: 160 cedis/17$

I use an angled brush to apply it around my hair line, under my cheek bone and along my jaw line to add dimension to my face. It can also be used as a blush.

6. Setting powder: Laura Mercier medium deep powder

Retail price: 38$

I use this to set my under eye concealer and also to set my foundation. The powder is very fine and smooth. I also use it after applying primer to help the makeup say put and matte for longer hours.

7.Kohl liner: SO Aesthetics kohl line

Retail price: 30 cedis

This pencil is so creamy and waterproof, every makeup artist absolutely needs this in their kit you can thank me later 🙂 .

8. Lipstick: Fenty Beauty ‘Uncensored’

Retail price: 24$

The compliments I get when I use this lip stick is craaazzzy everyone loves it. What I like most about it is the doe foot applicator, I wish every lip product came with this it makes application so easy.

9. Highlighter: Milani strobe light 04 ‘Glowing’

Retail price:10$

I dust this on my cheeks, forehead, the tip of my nose and my upper lip, the glow with this one is popping!

10. Eyebrow pencil: Evita Joseph expert brow liner

Retail price: 40 cedis

I use this to fill in my sparse brows, my favorite shade is ‘perfect chocolate’, its matte and long wearing. No need to worry about your brows sliding of your face lol.

11. Lip balm: RandR Luxury

Retail price: 10 cedis

Perfect moisturizer for your lips, if you do not like to wear lipsticks or lipglosses you can use a balm to keep your lips hydrated.

Thanks for reading…

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THE NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR LONG HAIR |MIZANI BOND PHORCE

 

Hey loves,

I spent my Monday morning with the lovely team from L’oreal Ghana and other Beauty and lifestyle content creators. It was a casual meeting with lots of champagne and canapés. L’oreal Ghana introduced to us the new Mizani Bond Phorce range of products. Before I give you the details of why you should use Mizani  phorce range of products, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been reading, liking and sending me lovely messages from the blog.

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Mizani

The brand has been in Ghana for about 2 years under L’oreal Company (same company for Maybelline).

Mizani is a Professional salon brand which simply means you cannot buy it in retail shop except in Salons that have been trained by L’oreal experts. It is a full package to professionally manage and treat permed hair, transitioning hair and kinky afro curls.

As you may already know I have permed hair and getting my hair to grow long without all the breakage has been challenging. Most of the at home treatments to protect the hair are really good however, if during perming the hair the right products are not used it strips the hair of its moisture, leaves the hair cuticles open and makes the hair damaged.

Bond Phorce

Let me bore you a bit with some scientific words to explain what the new technology does.

So basically your hair is acidic on the ph scale from 1-14, so lets say your hair’s acidity is 3 when you get a perm it shoots up to lets say 12 which is alkaline. At 12 your hair is prone to breakage and damage, what the bond phorce does is it brings your hair back to the ph level of about 4 or 5 protecting your hair.

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Mizani Salon Experts in Accra

This is a list of Mizani salon experts in Ghana who are professionally trained by l’oreal (P.S. if your go to salon is not on the list, I guess its time you told them to join the Mizani family so you could also enjoy the benefits of using Mizani products)

  1. FIRST CHOICE 0245099053
  2. NIOBE SPA 0266408002
  3. BEAUTY TECHNICIANS 0200009203
  4. RIANN PROFESSIONAL 0244722387
  5. AMBIANCE SPA 0264885637
  6. DAVIES PALACE 0203934200
  7. GLAM FACTORY 0207600575
  8. AFRI PRIDE 0208117934
  9. PAMPERED 0247225693
  10. BOON 0244059224
  11. BEAUTY BASE 0244388953
  12. JANEM SALON 0549733405
  13. DRESSES 0208276820
  14. ALWAYS POSH 0544048673
  15. STYLE AND FUN 0244387218
  16. STUDIO 7 0244349089
  17. BLACK COTTON 0243255701
  18. KRYSHON 0244163525
  19. HAIR STUDIO 0246447824
  20. EXPRESSIONS 0275473700
  21. NABECK 0262990430

I’m looking forward to my next perm which is coming up soon to see how long my hair gets using the Mizani Bond Phorce. You can rely on me to share my before and after pictures of hair growth.

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WISH LIST – OMG! I NEED THESE

Hey loves,

There are a few beauty products that have been on my wish list for awhile. I have not got them yet because they are either unavailable in Ghana or just out of my budget. I can only dream of owning them at this point. I know there is a chance one of these will be on your wishlist if it is let me know if I am right.

  1. Nars radiant longwear foundation- 35 GBP

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2.  Kiehls midnight recovery concentrate – 49.5 GBP

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3.  La Mer lifting and firming mask – 170 GBP

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4. YSL Touche éclat blur primer – 29.5 GBP

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5. La Mer revitalizing hydrating serum – 155 GBP

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6. Twilly d’Hermès – 99 GBP

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7. Charlotte Tilbury instant magic facial dry sheet mask – 60 GBP

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8. Tom Ford Santal Blush perfume- 158 GBP

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9. Nike Air Vapormax flyknit 2.0 Pink beam – 190$

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