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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Haul Post - Lagos Makeup Fair

Hi Everyone!
So, as promised, I got a few items from the LMUF last weekend and I did say I was gonna share with you all what I got. So enjoy!

 First item I got was from Sacred.

It's a MAC PlushGlass lipgloss called 'Butterfly Dream' and it's  not opaque at all.

You can see the shimmer in this picture
In fact I'll describe it as a sheer purple gloss with blue, purple and silver shimmer running through it. I do notice a little sheen of color when it's on my lips. But for the most part it's really sheer but very glossy. Oh, not sure you guys know this but the 'Plush Glass' formula glosses from MAC are actually 'plumping glosses'. That is they plump up your lip to make them appear fuller. So this lipgloss does sting a little like all other plumping glosses.

The 'Plush Glass' formula is really just to give a high-shine glossy effect. I just wanted a gloss I can wear when I don't feel like wearing color on my lips, but still want it to look like 'interesting'.. Can't really explain it.

MAC PlushGlass 'Butterfly Dream': N3650
Vendor: Sacred.
Telephone: +234 80 76 76 76 76

BarryM Cosmestics!!!

BarryM Cosmetics Nail Polish "Matte White 66': N960

So last week was the MTV VMAs and I noticed Rihanna's toenails on the red carpet were White! I thought, I need me some white toenails too. So this was just perfect, got myself a nail polish from BarryM called 'Matt White', and it's a true-white color. I hate when white nail-polish isn't white-white! 

BarryM Lipstick '153': N1860
The Lipstick color is number '153' and it's a nice coral-pink. This so weird because the other day I was after a Coral lipstick (even tweeted about it) and I found THIS at the fair... FATE! The texture is like the typical BarryM creamy and the color payoff is awesome. Very opaque. Can't type a proper review till I've used it for a few weeks.

Vendor: Monade Skincare
Brand: BarryM
Office Address: Shop 020 Abeni Shopping Plaza II
                          52B Ligali Ayorinde Roundabout,
                          off Muri Okunola, VI Lagos.
Telephone: +234 802 761 4607 & +234 704 417 9462

So, funny story. I love using NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils as a base for my eyeshadows. I feel they really make my eyeshadow pop. I've got the white jumbo pencil (Milk) and the black (Black Bean). I use the white one when I'm going for a bridal-esque look and the black is a perfect base when I want to do a smokey eye. SO BACK TO MY STORY, I saw the pens and thought "yay more jumbo pencils for me". Picked the colors I wanted, paid for them, got home to take pictures for this post and noticed that they are actually infact LIP PENCILS! Jumbo LIP Pencils. I got the wrong ones!! hahahah!. In all my excitement, I forgot to actually CHECK what I was getting. But you know what? I'm still going to use them on my eyes.

I got three pencils.

NYX Jumbo Lip Pencils '703 Pink Nude' & '708 Iced Mocha': N1800 each

They would work as eyeshadow bases, don't you think? Who would wear such colors on their lips anyway (totally trying to convince myself here. work with me! lol)

NYX Long Pencil Lip 'LPL18 Pinky': N1800 
The lip pencil is a gorgeous really bright deep-pink! Very bold color. It reminds me of MAC's 'Girl About Town' Lipstick.

Vendor: Gifty's Daughter Beauty Attrium
Brand: NYX
Addresses: 6, Khana Street
                  D/Line, Port Harcourt
                  Rivers State.

                  Suite A7 Galleria Shopping
                  Complex, INEC Road,
                  Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
Telephone: +234 803 336 8927 & +234 805 165 4105

(Typing this address up for the NYX vendor I'm like "OMG THEY ARE NOT IN LAGOS!!!! WHYYYYYY!". Like seriously? In London I have to order it online and then in Lagos I'm gonna have to get them to deliver as well. NYX, Y U NO LIKE ME?)

And now for the Pièce De Résistance !

I got an acrylic stand! In Lagos, yes! 

Its got four levels and three cylinder-like holes running up one side.

It was really weird, my girl was talking to the lady at the stand telling her about my makeup acrylic drawers. Showing her pictures and asking if she had anything similar. And the lady explained to us that why she doesn't bring a lot of these acrylic stands in is because they are very fragile and always break. 

Acrylic Stand: N3500
And I totally understood her, because the way I got mine safely to Lagos was I put them in my pull-man. Like that was ALL I had in my little suitcase, I sacrificed my laptop, some powder makeup and a bunch of other stuff for those drawers to make it to Lagos safely. Ridiculous.

Soon as I saw it, I knew what I wanted to use it for. A stand for my nailpolish. This did not take up all my polish, so I'm going to buy another. My friends also go one each and they're using theirs for their makeup and brushes. I'll take a picture of theirs and write up a little post on it to give you guys more ideas on what to do with the stand. 

Unfortunately I haven't got any contact details for this vendor yet, but Mo' got her number so I'll get that off her and update this post with them. This Vendor had other acrylic stands, there was one with little holes for lipsticks (think you can see that in my sneak peak photo in the other LMUF post)

UPDATE!! Vendor Details!

Vendor: Hegai & Esther Makeup solutions

Address: 25, Akinsanya street, Taiwo bus stop Ojodu Berger

Telephone Numbers08128145774, 08066740850, 08035806183

Email Address:

Facebook Page: Hegai Esther Makeup Solutions

So that's all I got from the Fair. I haven't used any of the makeup yet ( I just got them), so can't do a proper review. I will have up reviews in a couple weeks, let you all know how I get on! Hope you guys enjoyed looking at what I got. Let me know what you  got if you attended the fair and also please tell me if you contact/visit any of these vendors, I wanna know what you get ( 

What do you think about the LMUF? 'Waste of Time' or 'Awesome Concept'?


Ez xxX

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  1. I am soo jealous! Av wanted an acrylic stand since I saw d one u av on d 'how I store my makeup post' ,I attended the fair and left around 3pm so how in God's name did I not see it??? Pls let us know when u get d lady's contact.

  2. thanx really nice of you i love the acrylic stand would love to get one and of course i do agree with does nyx pencils would still double as bases..xoxo

  3. I say awesome concept. Love everything you got...would like to try the plump glass thingybob but I already have full thinks exercise in futility.

    I don't know about the white polish....I think it might look off (depends on your skin tone...rihanna is quite fair so I think it compliments her well. If I were to try it, casper the ghost comes to mind. Also I find that barry m polishes only last for a few days and then the dreaded chipping starts...but nice colour nontheless.

    I currently only own mac lipsticks(not trying to be elitist or anything, more like ignorance of other brands)any other brand lipstick suggestions?

    I recently discovered nyx and yep it sucks majorly that one has to rely on the delivery method....any suggestions on what else to get at nyx apart from lip pencils?

    Lastly, the acrylic stand is all kinds of cool and the for that price, I think it's a steal!

    Bloody hell, that was long.
    The end : )


  4. Hello Ladies the vendor for the acrylic stand is

    Hegai & Esther Makeup solutions

    25, Akinsanya street, Taiwo bus stop Ojodu Berger

    08128145774, 08066740850, 08035806183

    Hope this helps

  5. This white Barry M nail polish, is by far the best! If you put one coat on, your nails are pure white! Its one coat wonder! Its a lovely colour, and it never chips of! AMAZING! LOVE IT! its also great for a background when doing nail art! dries quickly as well!

  6. It goes well with the "Nail Effects" black polish I also have (Barry M).
    Only problem was it dried a little slower than I expected.
    Overall, very pleased.

  7. I love u! Tnx so much for d info. Wld get in touch wiv dem 2moro.

  8. Big thumbs up to Pops Concept, it was a lovely concept in fact awesome. I missed it though, hope there will be a PHMUF soon :D
    Nice haul here, I also like the NYX lip pencil, it's fab and sometimes I use it only as a lip liner/lip color.


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  10. Will be contacting the acrylic stand vendor :D

  11. OMG! You have no idea how much I am loving you right now!
    That acrylic stand was defo the icing on the cake...I am calling her as I type.
    Hope she still has some left.

    I was at the MUF for like 15 a few things to add to my stash
    Got an eyeshadow palette from sleek
    and some liquid eyeliner (black)
    I really don't need the liquid eyeliner as I already have 4 from MAC but one never knows hahaha
    Also got some eyelashes.


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