Friday, 7 November 2014

Winnings! Winnings!! - Part 2: Guerlain Amazing Giveaway!!

Hello everybody, hope ya feeling fine!!!....hehehe...I'm too "egxcited". I never "hexpererit"....all these's only been God!!! Let me get to the details before I bore you with my
I reposted a giveaway organised by Guerlain Nigeria on Instagram and Facebook, while posting I also decided to enter this amazing giveaway. All you had to do was to describe your Ideal Man on the Sociotectonic blog (click here to view blog) and other social platforms, subscribe to the blog and wait to be announced as a winner....shikena!!! Maybe y'all were thinking that Guerlain as a luxury brand cannot do a giveaway or you were thinking...hmmmm...this is too good to be true. 
Well, while you were still thinking, some of us entered the giveaway, I described my Mr. in a very amazing way on the blog and guess what?? The same day I was declared a winner for the Buntricia Global Competition, I was also declared a runner-up for the #IdealMan Guerlain contest...whoop! Whoop!!. 
I went to collect my goodies today...Chai!!! I really wish y'all entered, so you can enjoy the benefits of getting this amazing, luxury French brand's goodies for free and I also got the opportunity to test their full makeup line...*dancing alingo* 
See pictures of my experience, my goodies and detailed description of my favourite makeup products after the cut.

Meet the gorgeous Guerlain representative....Vivenne!!...she was soo nice and warm towards me. When she saw me...the first thing she said was, "you look like you would love our makeup line"...she later told me that she made that statement because my brows were other words...BROWS ON FLEEK!!! *flips hair*

Just look at this makeup counter....*lovestruck*...I wish I could drag it along with me to my house...lmaooo

My Favourite makeup prodcuts 

Ecrin 4 couleurs Ombres Longue Tenue - Long lasting Eyeshadows 
The first thing I laid my hands upon was their 4-in-1 eyeshadow palette. Oh Lord!! the pigments are from Heaven, and the blendability is out of this world. I swatched the peach colour and even on the back of my hand, it looked soo vibrant. I wish I took a picture of the swatches....

Crayon Yeux - Eyeliner and Kohl
Just beside the shadows, you can see the liquid eyeliners (they are so big, they look like witch's portion...looool...the french and their vintage designs...I love!!) and you can also see they kohl pencils.

These babies attracted my attention next, their amazing mascaras. They have 3 types as listed and described below: 
Mascara Createur de Volume - Volume Creating mascara 
This is the first mascara (from the top) in the picture. It has the widest brush. Amazing for adding volume and curl to you lashes.
Mascara Complete d'Exception - Exceptional Complete Mascara
I absolute love the packaging of this particular mascara, and it's REFILLABLE!!! The bristles on the brush are small and fantastic in adding length to your lashes. It also works for volume, curl and care for your eyelashes.
Mascara Deux Brosses Regard 360degs - Two brush Mascara 360 degs lashes
This particular mascara is my absolute favourite. It's a 2-in-1 mascara having brushes for upper and lower lashes. Amazing for length and definition. 
Tenue De Perfection - Long Lasting Perfection
First thing I noticed about this foundation was that they didn't have darker colours, but the lady promised me that by January, they would have more shades for darker ladies....yaaayyyy!!!
Then I decided to swatch the foundation, it has a very lovely velvet feel and to my utmost surprise, the colour I thought was too light for me, blended perfectly with my skin tone....Super Duper Amazing!!!! And it was sooo light (in weight) on the skin...meaning it would not feel heavy on the face and the coverage?? Amazing!!!...oh I'm soo getting this!!! 
Did I also mention that this foundation is other would work perfectly for oily skin!!!....
I would love to call this a luxury version of the Revlon Colorstay Foundation (if you've used Revlon Colorstay, you would understand what I'm talking about!!) 
Dear 2015 brides, you are in for an amazing ride with Eeda's Atelier *winks*

Meteorites Perles - light diffusing primer
Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this primer. It is a plant based mattifying primer which implies that it is fantastic for oily skin and because of its ingredients, it can help reduce acne. 

L'or - Essence d'Eclat à l'or Pur (primer with 24karat pure gold) 
This french people Ehn, 24 KARAT GOLD suspended in a mattifying primer!!!! doesn't get better than this!!! And guess what!! It was in my giveaway bag!!! *dancing shoki*.
The radiance is super amazing, and it dries matte....can't wait to try this under my makeup...

Straying a mum, when she saw this primer, said that I would have told them to gather all the gold in it and make it into a nice earring....lmaaoooo!!! The woman loves gold jewelleries too much.

Terracotta 4 Seasons: Poudre Bronzante Sur Mesure - Tailor-made bronzing powder (top picture)
It's a 4-in-1 powder which makes it more you have lighter and darker shades. This powder can be worn alone to give a gorgeous glow and the lighter colours would make a fantastic highlighter for extra glow on the cheeks, bridge of the nose and around the neck. Fantastic for bridal makeup.
Terracotta Poudre Bronzante Hydrante - Moisturizing bronzing powder (bottom picture)
I would call this their normal face powder, though it's called a bronzing powder (the one above is more of a bronzing powder). I have a feeling it would just give a light-bronzed finish but I highly doubt it will be soo bronzy. The swatch I did was more of powdery than bronzy, but I really love that the powder is light on the skin with a buildable coverage. The finish, amazing!!! and it's a moisturising powder. They also have dark colours for ladies with darker skintones like me...whoop!

Rouge G De Guerlain • L'extrait Creme de rouge Intense et Mate - Matte lipstick
The most beautiful part of this lipstick to me is the packaging, it comes in a silver case with Guerlain imprinted on it (as seen on the left of the board)...looks like a bag I didn't get to swatch this but I'm definitely going to get some and give reviews.

Rouge G De Guerlain - Exceptional complete lip colour
These are their Creme lipsticks, I also didn't get to swatch these but I will definitely be getting some and I will be giving reviews.

My Goodies
I got a couple of goodies from Guerlain, I have mentioned one above...the primer with 24-karat gold. I also got some others as shown below..

           The goody bag. 

Content of the goody bag: A Guerlain Leather Laptop Case, A leather purse filled with extra goodies, 24karat Gold Primer and Guerlain La Petite Robe Frangrance (100ml)

Guerlain La Petite Rouge - 100 ml.
This baby right here came at the perfect time, just when my Tom Ford - Voilet blonde was finishing and my birthday is approaching!!!! Wouldn't it be appropriate for me to say that Guerlain gave me an early present...whoop! 
Let me give you the review of this Frangrance in one sentence (for those that don't know it)...I sprayed on this fragrance yesterday evening (on the two sides of my neck)...after a night bath...and wonderful night rest, I woke up this morning and I can still smell the floral base note on my skin. Lovely, long lasting, show stopping, head turning Frangrance....*so go get yours...NOW!!!*

L'or - 24 Karat gold radiating primer (check review above - you can already see the gold inside the bottle)

The extra goodies in my Guerlain leather purse: La petite robe velvet body milk for glamorous skin, Gloss D'enfer - New maxi shine lip gloss and Guerlain super Aqua Eye Serum.

Beautiful leather laptop pouch from Guerlain

Me, trying to force my Mac book Pro into this gorgeous leather pouch...failed attempt...*hot tears*

My mum's Mac book Air sliding in sooo easily into the pouch...bottom mum took the pouch...:(.....I should have taken a picture of her evil smile when it didn't fit my laptop...lmaoooo

Thank you Guerlain, thank you Vivenne, thank you Uche (the makeup lady) and thank you Oma of Sociotectonic blog...I have had a swell time with y'all.

Note to Readers:
Even if you may feel it's a luxury brand and it may be expensive, (Not soo pricey to my utmost suprise) just give them a visit and I would just advice that you thank me later with their powder or the 2-in-1 mascara....Looool, its worth every single naira. 
You can visit their stand at Essenza, Ikeja City Mall (Shoprite) or at The Palms, Lekki. 

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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Winning! Winnings!! Advancements!!!

Hi Everyone, sigh...I know...I know...I have abandoned this blog for too long. There was and is a lot going on in my life at the moment. It's both exhausting and exciting...the emotions could overwhelm me sometimes, and I still have sooo much I am working on, so please bare with me. Don't worry, I also can't wait to share a lot of good news starting from this one *dancing shoki*.....
So this good news, sigh, where do I even start from...ok....lemme start...I entered a global makeup competition in September, its called Buntricia Global Makeup Competition where over 80 makeup artists from different countries entered and I was one of them.
In the competition, there were two stages. I had to get people to vote for me  via a website and I really appreciate all the people that casted their votes (everyday!), got their friends to vote too and also those that hijacked their mum's, dad's, sisters', brothers', work colleagues' phones just to vote and get me to the second stage...I really appreciate you all...God bless you :*:*
The first stage lasted for one month and it was the longest month of my life (I must really wanted it to end quickly) because I had to keep reminding people to vote everyday...Hardword and Consistency truly pays!!!.

This was my entry for the first stage
Makeup by: Eeda'sAteliermua (aka Me)
Photography: Ari Labadi
Model: Erica  

You already know right!!! I got to the second stage..whoop!! *backflips*...hehehe!! 

So the next stage, we were supposed to be shortlisted to 25 but in Buntricia's generosity, we were shortlisted to 41....Good for them but horrible for me because it means that there are more people to compete with *bites finger* head is too strong them though...hehehe...

This was the inspiration given for the second stage, and as you can see the contest ran for about 2 weeks plus. We had to draw inspiration from this look, photograph it professionally, then the 2 entries with the highest likes win an all expensive paid trip to Buntricia's Hands on Skills International Makeup Conference in London (All expense PAID!!!!)...chai....the greatest makeup awoof!!
Then I started thinking, what can I do to make my image stand out but still be in line with the inspiration *scratches head*

Side view - the image I submitted for the second stage.

                   Front View
Makeup: eedasateliermua 
Photography: AriLabadi 
Model: Lamide

How I came about this makeup.
I really wanted something that would stand out from others and easily recognisable. Since buntricia said we didn't have to replicate the inspiration image, I decided to draw some inspiration.
- I used the "cut crease" concept from the inspiration (only makeup artists and lovers would understand this)
- I used the yellow/orange/red colour block from the inspiration on my model's brow bone.
Then, I finished it off with "crack skin" makeup and body paint in gold, also sprayed on some body glitter.

The Concept of this Makeup Art:
I did the inspiration look on the eyes using the cut crease and colour block. While doing the face, all of a sudden her skin began to crack mysteriously into gold, spreading down her shoulders to her body. Then I realised...She was becoming a "Golden Lady"....looool
A friend of mine said I watch too much vampire and scary movies....lmfaoooo...what do you think?? (Comments below).

Back to the competition.....
My image was uploaded on Instagram, did I mention that only two entries with the highest likes would emerge as winners *cleans sweat* loving friends reposted the image on their pages, tagged their friends, sooo much support from left, right and center...some of my friends even gave me their Instagram password so I can use their pages to like as well. 
Along the line in the competition, people started cheating (they were buying likes)'s one of the most frustrating thing that can happen to anyone in a competition (whatever happened to fair competing) and the organiser of the competition didn't quickly notice the cheats...(she did eventually though and it was settled).
I told a couple of friends about the cheating because I really got tired and they all told me not to give up. I gathered courage and  kept tagging in the day, night and midnight, at some point I started tagging even strangers. The struggle was real yo!!! I became a ghost in my house...lmao and I'm glad they understood. The two weeks felt like two solid years, my fingers started crinkle from typing and tagging (lol)...
And the winners are......(ahh shoki, shoki...ahhh shoki, shoki)

I freaking won!!!! Whoop! Whoop!!! friend, Kosiso(3rd picture) also emerged as a winner. We can't even count how many times we texted each other to give words of encouragement during this competition (women empowering women)....And Buntricia was soo nice again to select three (3) winners. 
We would be in London by God's grace in May, 2015....can't wait to be would be my first certification as a Professional Makeup Artist as I have been freelancing since April, 2013. 

Closing remark....
My makeup journey has been both intriguing and many ups and downs, few "friends" tried to bring me down while others and a lot of strangers kept me going. This amazing journey is just starting, and I don't think it's going to end as long as God lives.....

Thank you all once again....PS: I have chocolates from London for everyone that help me with this competition...*covers face* and I would definitely be hosting a giveaway soon as I reached my first instagram milestone of 1000 followers.....

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