Hi lovelies. I’ve been looking forward to this giveaway for a while now.

This the biggest giveaway on ABY yet. And why is that? That’s because it’s a beautiful collaboration between myself and two creative business minds.

And there’s more…wait for it…TEN winners will be selected.

Yep you heard that right. TEN WINNERS.

Up For Grabs

ONE stunning necklace and matching bracelet courtesy of exquisite jewellery designer Vijoux.

ONE Asos Gift Voucher worth £25 (Or airtime worth this amount for Cameroonian residents).

TEN Gift Bags of sweet-smelling handmade soap courtesy of Creamy Bubbles.

*Please bear in mind that at least 10 entries will have to be made for us to be able to select a winner. So I encourage you to share this post with your friends and family.

Giveaway is open to residents of the UK, EU, USA, CANADA, CAMEROON and NIGERIA. (I will confirm shipping preferences with the sponsors).

Here’s What You Have To Do…

-Send us a picture of yourself to artbecomesyou@yahoo.com (Could be a headshot, collage, Instagram picture, beauty tutorial, you name it. As long as we can see you clearly as seen below).

-Tell us what your favourite style/beauty quote/motto is. One of mine is,  “A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”—Sophia Loren

-Like the Art Becomes You Facebook page.

-Like the Vijoux Facebook page

-Like the Creamy Bubbles Facebook page

-Sharing the Giveaway banner on Facebook might also be a good idea.

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This gorgeous Instagrammer never misses. Find her @princess_osahon
This gorgeous Instagrammer never misses. Find her @princess_osahon

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The Giveaway is open to submissions from now until Saturday July 20th 2013 at 6 p.m.

The winner will be voted for in a new blog post.

I can’t wait to start getting your responses. Just be yourself. Remember we will select up to 10 winners so there’s a fair chance of winning something once you submit. 

More About our Sponsors…

Vijoux

ViJouX Jewellery was founded in 2011 by designer, Manyi Takor. The name VijouX is a portmanteau of Victoria (Cameroon; where she grew up) and bijoux, the French word for jewel. A lover of art from a young age, she was no stranger to drawing and design but it wasn’t until 2005 when she first began sketching jewellery design ideas. It seemed a natural expansion of her talent as she moved from pencil drawings through to charcoal and then paint.  The ViJouX vision is to bring beautifully designed and crafted pieces to jewellery lovers, complimenting the beauty within. With a range from boho chic to ‘Haute Crochet’, statement jewellery, there is something for everyone. Only a handful of each design are ever crafted and because they are handmade, no two are  identical.

Vijoux is also offering 25% OFF for ABY readers! Head over the Vijoux site and grab exquisite jewellery. Apply the code ABY4K25 at the check out for your discount to be applied. This a one-off. Do not miss out on this!

Elaine necklace
Jade Drop Earrings
Mayan Sun Pendant set
Elle pendant

Creamy Bubbles

I am such a beauty junkie (especially for natural products with irresistible smells) so when I got this opportunity to showcase Creamy Bubbles, I was more than ecstatic.

Creamy Bubbles is owned by Cecilia Forbin and her mission is to provide you with the sweetest smelling natural soaps and lotions that will keep your skin clear and glowing. Here’s a statement from Cecilia about Creamy Bubbles:

Here at Creamy Bubbles we are committed to experiencing and appreciating this beautiful planet gifted to us by those before us and which we will pass on to those after us. We are passionate about improving and preserving this paradise so we use only the most wholesome and delicious ingredients in our products.
Go ahead and get rid of some “chemicals” and gain some “clarity” 🙂

Sweet Love Cocoa Butter Soap
Solid Lotion bars
Sea Salt Bar
Yuzi Fruit whipped Body Butter

Are you ready to be one of the lucky winners of all of these? Hurry up and make your submissions to artbecomesyou@yahoo.com NOW!

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Meanwhile, rate, subscribe. like and share for more updates.

Love & Light x.

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A lot of new trends have caught on this summer. Like the killer gladiator sandals, white on white and the famous mesh insert cut-out dress/jumpsuit.

The mesh insert dress is an inspiration of the Alexander Wang ensemble first seen on Rihanna at the X-Factor UK finals.

 

Following queries on the ABY Facebook Page as to how to get this look, here are  a few ideas.

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This Missguided Klarissa Mesh Insert Bodycon Dress, £29.99 .

Klarissa Mesh Insert Bodycon Dress In Cream, £29.99, Missguided

 

The dress also comes in black below:

 

Other HOT mesh insert cut out dresses that you can choose from:

Slim of All Things Slim knows how to wear the hell out of a cut out dress!

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The Missguided Robena Mesh Panel Racer Dress, £29.99 in cream looks like a perfect copy of the Wang original.

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Natasha above is slaying this Milenka Mesh Panel Jumpsuit for only £32.99 from Missguided. 

It comes in white too!

 

Even Hotter buys…

Lizzie Mesh Insert Bodycon Dress, £20, Boohoo
Arrogant Cat London Bodycon Mini Dress with Mesh Insert, £45, ASOS
Hybrid Dress with Mesh Inserts, £95, ASOS
ORANGE MESH BODYCON, £35, Miss Selfridge

 

Lipsy Flocked Sheer Panel Dress, £50, Lipsy
Lipsy Sheer Insert Bodycon Dress, £55, Lipsy

I can’t lie, these dresses are sexy! I am thinking getting myself one. The Lipsy bodycon number is speaking to me…Let me know which ones you might be grabbing.

Please forward your queries to artbecomesyou@yahoo.com. 

And check out the Facebook Page for loads of  cool pics and updates.

Until then.

Love and Light x

On air personality and self-proclaimed chatter box, Toke Makinwa posted a few pics on her Instagram of herself in this sexy blue bandage dress. I’ve seen a few comments about where to get this dress. This was a hard find and after a long search, I finally found out that this blue bandage wonder is a Herve Leger creation (as suspected). The Herve Leger Legerity Blue Gauze Bandage Evening Dress bears an aztec print design and Toke played matchy matchy (and won!) and accessorized with a pair of sold out £65 River Island Elizabeth Metal Sling Back Court blue heels. They court shoes were only £29 in the sale! 

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Her sling backs are sold out but there is a similar pair of £50 Bright Blue Pointed  Sling back Court Shoes on River Island if you’re up for electric blue heels. I am!

Get the look for cheap with these similar dresses:

Blue Bandage Dress, £29, Modcloth
Bandage and Mesh T-Dress, £46, Topshop
Eyvette Colour Block Bandage Dress, £109.00, McBerry
S.Y.L.K Bodycon Dress with Contrast Bandage Panels, £85, ASOS

Would you wear this look? I love it!

Rate, comment, subscribe and share!

Love n Light x

Naija’s bad gal Tonto ‘Poko’ Dikeh turned 28 last weekend and partied up @Cokobar in London.

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Tonto, who turned 28, rocked it out in leather look pants and a leopard print embellished blazer brought out the animal in her. She was also sporting her new blonde bob which is actually suits her pretty darn well.

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Her birthday party was just a night before her London Kukere concert with Iyanya.

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Tonto has been getting a lot of questions about her new look. In case you were wondering as well on how to achieve it; here’s a video tutorial of Beauty Vlogger Edee Beau glamming Tonto for her concert.


Gorge huh?

PicMonkey Collage

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…And in more irresitible news….

Iyanya, the Kukere Master,  could barely keep the the ladies off him at his Kukere show in London and it’s so obvious why…

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Swoon.

What are your thoughts on Tonto’s new style?

Please rate, share, comment and subscribe!

Love & Light xx

So what have I been up to lately? Only two words can encompass the answer to that question: A LOT! I don’t where to begin, we’ll leave that for another post.  Most recently, I’ve been catching up with my girls in London. Last weekend was Noussi’s 25th birthday and we decided to stir things up at O’bar club in London. Being quite the visual person, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Here’s how it went down:

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Birthday girl!

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And there you have it! 

For any outfit deets please email me @ artbecomesyou@yahoo.com

Please Rate, Subscribe, Share and Like for a massive giveaway coming up this month!

Love & Light xxx