Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bride: Tola Petgrave

 …Can’t remember how Tola heard about me…I think it was through a friend of hers who I did makeup for. Either way its nice to know I am getting referrals from former clients! Come to think of it, despite all my social media marketing efforts, I find that a vast majority of my clients have heard about me via word of mouth…sorry, I know I’m digressing…just thinking out loud.

My bride, Tola is naturally beautiful. She wanted her makeup "not heavy" but did insist on having some color on her lips…coral to be exact. We tried to schedule a trial but with our schedules it didn't end up happening.  In the end I was really happy with the look she had on her face when I was done with her makeup…she loved it! Yay!

 Gave her a "clean" contour  (not overly done where the person looks obviously contoured)
 Her look was a clean face, simple eyes and a pop of color on her lips.
 I had to put my foot down on the lashes. I can't believe she thought they were too dramatic!

I contoured her cheeks to give an illusion of cheek bones.

Tied her gele and did a quick makeup change for her night party. She smacked her lips and ruined my blending, but its all good she still looked fab. 
 God bless

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Anyone that knows my sister-in-law knows she’s a fashionista…she does not play when it comes to dressing up, she’s always on point. Anyone that knows me knows I’m an advocate for   So when she reached out to me to get her makeup done for an event, I was all for it.

Chichi is pretty adventurous with her makeup so it took me a while to decide on something different from what she typically does. Ended up choosing to do her signature smoky eye but instead of using black, I went for a grayish blue eye color so it didn't come out too intense.


Don't you just love her outfit!! The Ogene men marry well :)
God Bless!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 3rd Bride - Adrianna

Adrianna was a bridesmaid at the wedding of one of my clients. She approached me and told me that her wedding was coming up in a few months but she wasn’t sure of the MUA she had finalized on.  She had actually done 5 trials with a number of MUA’s before she settled on her current MUA. She told me she would contact me. I wasn’t sure considering she already had someone booked, but to my utter surprise she actually did. She must have liked what I did for her friend because I got booked to do her wedding!! No complaints on my end…

Adrianna's mum 

Adrianna has such amazing bone structure!! She wanted pinky-coral eyes, brown eyeliner underneath her eyes and pink lips.

She had on a Lazaro gown that was beyoootifullll!!!!!

 Have a blessed day!!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Photography By Maori??

Oh my days!! People can be so unreliable…sheeeshhh!!!

So, I had planned a shoot with a photographer. Day of shoot arrives and he’s a no show! No text, no email, no call…nothing! Needless to say, I was not a happy camper. So what did I do? Got my model ready and took the pictures myself. Yup, sure did!

Pictures are unedited. ..haven’t figured that part out yet J

Yay or nay to a career in photography???

Makeup - FaceByMaori (Instagram name: FaceByMaori)
Model - Taja Hawkins (Instagram name: Tajasade)

God Bless xoxo

Monday, July 7, 2014

May Bride: Tosin

I am so behind on my posts…way behind! Tosin’s wedding was in May and we are in July…smhJ

Getting Tosin glammed up was so easy! Now before you start thinking that this one must really feel like she’s the ishhh…it’s not that at all. Tosin and I had a pre-wedding trial so we pretty much had her look “on lock”. I’m not going to lie, I am truly not a fan of makeup trials unless it is absolutely necessary but hers was so worth it because the final look came out even better than we envisioned.


Had to capture this moment…her gift from her hubby were a pair of Louboutins and apparently that was her second pair of designer shoes from him. Hubby gave her a gift everyday starting the week of their wedding… that’s what I’m talking about!!

God bless xoxo