27 Oct Better Than Sex. Fiji. Ever Matte.
Can you believe this website will be a month old on Thursday? It feels like I have been doing this for waaaaay longer. I’m doing an AMAZING giveaway to celebrate, so if you aren’t following me on Instagram (@thenicolecode)- you must! Will be making the announcement later on today and will reveal more details on how to win the fabulous goody bag filled with My Favourite Things. (Helloooo what are you waiting for?Go follow me immediately!). Also, for those who have been asking, you can FINALLY subscribe to the blog! Scroll down to the bottom of the Home page and follow the instructions.You are so welcome 🙂
So today’s post is about makeup I’ve recently gotten.
Too Faced ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara
Risqué name for a Risqué Mascara! Saw a review on this Beauty Blogger Extraordinaire Jackie Aina and knew I had to try this- her lash game is always on a HUNDRED.
First things first, can you see how FAT that brush is?! Wowzer
One coat of this baby gives your lashes DRAMATIC length and volume. I like my mascara slightly (okay VERY) overdone, so if you want a natural lash look, this is probably not for you. This gives you proper 60s Babydoll va-va-voom lashes (the stuff of my dreams).
The only downside is the formula can be quite clumpy so you need to be careful when applying. Other than that- this mascara gives me life! And might be my Fave of All Time.
I don’t know anyone in Nigeria that sells this currently- so let’s all write a petition to beauty stores like Beauty Rev and Yanga Beauty to start stocking this mascara immediately!
Pibona Cosmetics ‘Fiji’ Baked Bronzing Powder
If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen me mention this bronzer a few times. I was lucky enough to have this sent to me by the lovely Pibona Team, and hand on heart I have used this everyday since I got it. I don’t use blusher, I use bronzer because I am obsessed with shimmer and glow!
Fiji is perfect because it is not too heavy (less hardcore than MAC ‘Gold Deposit’ Skin Finish if that makes sense), but it is buildable. So if you want a subtle glow, it works- and if you want a full on BRONZED GODDESS effect you can achieve that too.
I usually carry it around with me and build throughout the day gradually, so by nighttime you can see my cheekbones from Space! (Yep. I have zero chill). Plus Pibona Cosmetics is #BuyNigerian compliant so go out and get this.
Available on Jumia.com and at the BeautyKink store in Lekki (Admiralty Way).
Becca Cosmetics ‘Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector‘
This primer is supposed to be the Holy Grail primer for the Oily Skinned. So when I was ordering some stuff from America (with @theparcelforwarder) I made sure to get this as well.
To be honest I didn’t find that it made that much of a difference in terms of my oil production as the product promises. It held up as well as my regular primer (Black Up). Maybe my skin is just beyond redemption. I think this would be fabulous for normal/combination skin tough. I also like the consistency (silicone-y) and the packaging.
I got this from America but it is available at Yanga Beauty (Hurray! Now get the Better Than Sex too. Pretty Please??)
Have you tried any of these? And don’t forget to look out for my month-aversary giveaway!
Let me know,