Let’s get into the weekend looking beat , okay? Okay!

If you are anything like me when it comes to applying makeup on yourself then this post should comes a blessing. Makeup application is a skill that is sometimes generally underrated by the general public. I mean, how hard could it be to dab some blusher on or better still achieve the well-known ‘everyday look?’ Believe me, until you’ve tried (and ended up looking like a full on drag), you’ll never know.  Well, do not panic. These expert beauty bloggers can do in their sleep what I struggle to achieve in 45 minutes. Which is why I look up to them. I’ve only recently, learned to do what looks like a winged-eye, thanks to these marvelous ladies. If you’re looking to learn a few tricks or two, or just the basics about makeup application and general grooming then look no further. These are my favourite go-to bloggers for all things beauty related.

1. The Accidental Beauty

First off this beauty blogger is no accidental beauty. She describes her blog as nerd’s guide to living gorgeously. I enjoy her goofy posts and her penchant for trying out the most unlikely eye-shadow colour combos. Have I mentioned she’s no accidental beauty? She also runs separate blogs for hair and food so you will definitely find a lot of variety on her page.

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Bright Lemony Face of the Day – How gorge is this?!

2. Bih-Youty

I knew God had buttered my bread when He blessed me with such a sister and friend. Not only is she the best listener but Bih also renders some of the best makeovers I’ve ever seen. Sandra has always had a passion for beauty and cosmetology and has just recently started turning her passion into action. Based in Yaounde, Cameroon, Sandra caters to the beauty needs of her delighted clients. Visit her Facebook page for more information about bookings and how to create looks for yourself. Vlog coming up soon!

My fave look by Bih-Youty

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3. I Am Messy

These bloggers and their ironical names! Don’t you just love the word play? She’s far from messy. If anything, she executes some of the most flawless looks I’m yet to see. I love her tutorials because because she wears very light colours that I normally wouldn’t go near. Plus she’s constantly finding new ways to stop her face looking greasy. If you have the same problem, you might want to check out her tips and favourite products.

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My fave look by her.

4. Beauty By Lee

Stephanie Lee is a New York native who grow up in love with fashion and beauty.  As a freelancer for MAC Cosmetics she has been able to perfect her craft as she tailors the best look for each of her individual clients. Her mission is to change the world, one face at a time! She’s currently a contestant in the NYX Face Awards and the theme is Futuristic. I love the direction in which she took this theme. The finished look is stunning. Check out the video of how she achieved the futuristic look below. Hope she wins this. She totally deserves it! Visit her lookbook.

Lee’s NYX Face Awards submission. WOW!

5. LizLizLive

Repping for #TeamGorgeousChocolateSkin is the bodacious Liz. Liz is very lovable and relatable. It’s no wonder she is well-known and much-loved by followers.Not only does she have useful makeup tips to offer but she also has a great sense of style. I first learned how to whiten my teeth via a post on Liz’s channel 🙂 She is darn pretty and you can’t help but love her. Go Lively Liz!

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6. Puksies Wardrobe

Eni baby is personality impersonified. You watch one of her tutorials and before you know it you’re on to the next vid and before you know it, you’re hooked. She’s very talented and funny too! Not only does she showcase makeup makeovers but also features hair reviews, hair styles, beauty products and a lot of other fun stuff that girls love 🙂 

7. MizzChievous

Julia Graf is a Swiss-Canadian lover of fashion, beauty and make-up. Thinking about what she has to offer? More like what has she not got to offer?! Mizzchievous Julia serves everything from celebrity inspired looks, to Arabic make-up, Halloween looks and even Tinkerbell.  So if you’re looking for a very specific kind of style, say the Beyonce Mrs Carter Show Look you’ll find it on Julia’s blog. 

8. Beauty By JJ

Manchester based, Jennie Jenkins is the absolute makeup artist guru. She’s the Ultimate YouTube Makeup Artist. She was doing tutorials before the y were fashionable. We have all learned a thing or two from her. If my makeup has ever looked good on a night out, then JJ has been partly responsible. Not only will you fall in love with her makeup tutorials but you’ll love her hair reviews which make me wanna spend big bucks on 100% human hair each time I watch them. Her videos speak better for themselves.

9. Ajoke Baybee

You may know her as Abosexc1 from her YouTube account. Ajoke is such a babyface, I love her eyes! Her videos are so simple to follow especially if you’re a beginner. Her Mac Ririboy lipstick tutorial is my favourite. Watch the video below.

10. Makeup by Shayla

The queen of hair and makeup of life. That’s who Shayla is. She’s so good at this that I don’t even know how how to go about describing her skills. If you follow her on Instagram you will be wowed by her execution. Flawless is all I can say. 

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11. Naturally Erratic

Bria has only been on the blogging scene for a few months now (since March) but she’s making her mark already. What I find even more impressive is the quality of her tutorials. They are very clean, simple and to the point. Bria is definitely one to watch. I went through her eye portfolio on Beauty Lish and I was blown away. These below are a few of my faves. Check out her blog to find out how to get these looks. View her gallery here. naturallyerratic

12. Beauty by Allie

Allie is beauty enthusiast and lipstick hoarder. I love her fresh take on colourful lips and I am dead jealous of her healthy looking dewy skin! You want to know how to achieve that? Visit her blog 🙂

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13. The Glamourous Gleam

Erica is freelance makeup artist and hair stylist. I first stumbled upon her blog about a year or so ago and knew immediately that she was one to watch. Erica’s blog is an inspiration for girls with that rich beautiful dark skin who shy away from certain colours. She basically makes any eyeshadow or lip colour look beautiful on her skin. Now I am so tempted to try bright orange on my lips. Thanks Erica! glamorous gleam

14. Yolanda Scullark

Repping Camer is my able, one and only Miss Yolanda Scullark. This girl has got talents  and you will be seeing her around for a very long time. Yolanda is good at what she does and has got a number of delighted clients to prove that. I also love how she switches up her hair every time which gives more life to her look. Visit her Facebook page for more fun and daring looks. 

15. Patricia Bright

Who doesn’t love Patricia the Brit Pop Princess?! We all do. She has the most fun, quirky and infectious personality EVER! She’s just so adorable and I’m thinking that’s why we all can’t seem to get enough of her. Patricia takes nothing too seriously and is lovable. Add Mike to the equation and you’ll get my favourite couple 🙂 #sweet. Patricia dishes a lot of fun ‘Get Ready With Me’ videos, uplifting talks,  easy makeup tutorials plus we also get to watch Mike give her a makeover! Trust me, you won’t regret visiting her blog 🙂 

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16. That Igbo Chick

Dimma is another classy and chic MUA repping Team Naija. Love her clean and simple blog layout. Her execution is on point. She also always has the best nails and nail art which is she gives us regular DIY for nails. I love them! She makes everything look so easy and graceful. Definitely one of my faves. that igbo chick

17. Beauty N The Bronzer

Amanda is a beauty enthusiast whose love for all things hair and beauty plus years of being addicted to watching YouTube videos led to her starting her own Blog and Vlog. One of my favourite looks from her is her bronze smoky eye look. She’s just gorgeous and is pleasure to watch. beautynthebronzer

18. Sondjra Deluxe

Edge. Lip piercing. Side-shaved head. Killer bone structure. You name it. Sonjdra has all the things that make me green with envy 🙂 Based in Vancouver, Canada, Sonjdra is a is badass MUA. She’s just way too cool. Sonjdra gives us the deets on her contouring and highlighting secrets. Worth watching if you ask me.

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19. Kyss My Style

Brittany is MUA and naturalista extraordinaire. If there’s anything I love more than a makeup enthusiast, it’s a naturalista makeup enthusiast. She combines hair and beauty tutorials into the most breathtaking results. I’m a sucker for her natural hair buns. Brittany is a sucker for shoe dupes. She blogs about where to get the most expensive trending must-haves for less. Visit her blog to be filled in on the secrets.

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20. Makeup Game On Point

Jackie Aina is a professional wedding makeup artist from Southern California. Yet another makeup guru with a head of natural curls who plays around with beautiful colours on her face to complement them. I’m sold!

 

21. Zoella

22 year old Zoe is quirky, funny and very adorable. Disclaimer: Zoe does not claim to be an expert makeup artist or a makeup artist for that matter. But I’ve found myself captivated by a lot of her videos and it would be so mean of me not to share . On her blog you’ll find posts about quick and easy hairstyles to try, her goofing around with her brother, easy makeup ideas, shopping hauls reviews and her just generally being cute 🙂 And by the way, how does one get 900 comments on a single blog post?! Follow Zoe to find out 🙂


22. Start 2 Finish MUA

Lynn of Start2finishmua just made the Top 6 at the NYX Face Awards. Yep, she’s that good. Her blog dishes a daily dose of beauty and makeup tips. She’s just a very creative and inspiring person. She’s not just another pretty face. I enjoy her heart to heart vibe videos because I get a feel of how nice a person she really is. Keep doing your thing Lynn, you’ll go places 🙂

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23. Tiarra Monet

Ms Tiarra is a gorgeous MUA with a lot of beginner-friendly tips on hair and makeup. I love that she doesn’t overkill on makeup and usually goes for more natural looks which a lot of people can relate to. I also REALLY got brilliant ideas on how to style my box braids from her vids 🙂

24. Coloured Beautiful

Ebony McCrary is a wife, mother, makeup artist and junkie, thrift store queen, and YouTube personality. Not only does she serve some seriously beat makeup looks but she’s also into transformations. A makeup transformation is when you use your makeup skills and artistry to look like another person. I’ve seen her do Barbie, Beyonce, Grace Jones, Eva Marcille, Josephine Baker, Betty Boop and many more. This woman is just too darn good.

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25. Shiny Happy Pretty

Sabrina’s blog is a haven for makeup, eyeshadow, lipsticks, bronzers and all things pretty. I enjoy her very detailed and step by step pictorials which I find quite helpful. She also does a smashing winged-eye. Visit her blog if you wanna stay shiny, happy and pretty 🙂


26. Ms RoshPosh

Raschelle RoshPosh is one hell of a gorgeous lady. She serves a lot of celebrity inspired looks so for those interested in achieving makeup looks by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Rihanna then head on to her vlog. She’s super duper good at it. 

27. Makeup By Leina

Leina is 22 year old  girl from the Bay area who has caught the attention of over 270, 000 subscribers. She does makeup for all occasions from weddings to nights out. Leina’s must have makeup items in her everyday bag are definitely concealer, blotting powder, lipstick, and mascara. She never go out without these 🙂 For more tips and looks by Leina visit her YouTube vlog. 

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28. MsDanti

Danyelle is lover of all things beauty and natural. She’s one of the first makeup artists I stumbled upon on YouTube and I’ve been following her since. What I enjoy most about her posts are her different (and daring) lip colour swatches.  She can basically pull of anything so it’s just amazing to see her work away on getting herself beat. She’s got very useful and easy tips am sure you’ll love 🙂

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29. McKenzie Renae

McKenzie Renae brings you the latest in upcoming beauty news and product reviews, the latest fashion trends, natural hair advice and tips, and (my favourite) the signature dope nails of the day!  She also dishes on her skin care regimen and natural hair tips. Even though she’s naturalista, McKenzie plays with a lot of different styles and textures and you’ll definitely grab a trick or two from her blog. Above all of it, her style is D.O.P.E. ‘Nuff said.

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30. Lyric Rochester aka Jamaican Makeup Artist 

Lyric’s love for makeup started long before she was certified. She can create a masterpiece with her fingers. She boasts in her saviour Jesus Christ, and admits that her inspirations, are from Him. “Whenever I’m presented with a task, I’m always nervous. Are they’re going to like what I’ve done? Are they going to wash it off? I’m nervous. So I always pray” -Lyric. She was inpired by fellow beauty blogger and makeup guru MizzChievous to start her own blog. The beautiful Jamaican Makeup Artist is a welcome addition to blogging world. She’s accrued quite a vast following on the net since she stated blogging in 2010. She inspires her followers with her detailed tutorials and also offers the most affordable online makeup classes.

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I know many other amazing beauty and makeup bloggers out there but to exhaust all these amazing people in one post would be impossible. They are all fantabulous!

Did you spot any familiar faces on my list? 

Who are your favourite makeup artists? Who should have been on this list?

Hope this post has been helpful especially to amateur makeup lovers like yours truly 🙂

SIDENOTE:

I came across this guy, Stahr Milan while I was doing this post and I must say he is VERY good. I love creative people. OMG. Here’s for your viewing pleasure:

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A sequel to my previous post.

Day 2: 

After a hefty French breakfast out on the town, I made no hesitation to hit the famous Nice beach. The seas were warm and blue, just the way I like it.

Neon bikini suit: Roxy

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I practically spent all day at the beach on Day 2. But the next day I was ready for some Monte-Carlo sightseeing!

Monte-Carlo is the capital of Monaco which is small country just out of France. It’s mainly populated by yacht-owning business gurus and beautiful rides 🙂

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Waiting for my driver…#iwish!

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We went on a short boat tour…:)

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I am usually afraid of the water because I don’t even know how to swim but by Day 3 I had gathered enough gusto to go on a boating parachute with Matt who claimed he wasn’t scared at all…

The ride was such an adrenaline rush! Especially as we went really far out and THEN got dipped into the Mediterranean. Oh lawd.

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We stayed for a nice and refreshing dip after the thrilling ride.

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Later that evening, Matt and I went for a nice walk around the Vieux Nice. The many shops and people give it a lot of character.

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One thing I’ve learned from this trip? Pack less next time. I had a suitcase full of potential ‘dressed-to-kill’ outfits and shoes and never even wore them! It was just too blistering hot to bother wearing heels etc and I just ended up wearing my poor ole faithful flats EVERY SINGLE time. 

My hair was another story. Excuse it’s flatness/frizziness. There’s only so much blow-drying/straightening a girl can do when you’re in the water 24/7 😦

The only time I dressed up was on the last day when we went out for a meal. I haven’t uploaded pictures of that day yet . I will upload a full post on the outfit details in my Outfit Diaries but here’s a sneak pic of the outfit.

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Whew! Finally there you have it. Most of the pictures from my short stay in Nice. I’d definitely go back there in a heartbeat.

The outfits were a bit too random for me to get into detail but if you have any queries please ask away 🙂

How are you spending your summer holidays and what is your dream vacay location?

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I’ve been aching for a well-deserved holiday for a while now. And finally got deserved it – thanks boo!
South of France was our choice destination. Our sojourn was split between Nice and Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Nice looks like movie set and Monaco is just…heaven. The scenery is everything. I’m hurting and still not over the fact that I’m back in good ol’ Birmingham but it’ll do for now. One thing I have to mention before I go on to uploading the vacay pics – it is burning hot. I’m a stern believer in black don’t crack, black don’t sunburn, all that stuff. But like hell we do! Five days of hard core sunshine and sea breeze and I’m tan as a loafer. Loving it!

We arrived pretty early on the first day so I hit the streets as soon as I’d put away my luggage. I was wearing my Asos split fiercley split skirt previously worn here and my ever present red Zara shoulder bag. 
And also in totally out of sync news: OMG the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton just had a baby boy! #congratulations. ( I typed this last night when it was still breaking news…).

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Some of the shots we got could easily pass off as posters! What do you think? More pictures from the holiday will be up later today.

Stay fab.

Love & Light 

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Let’s get this Friday started! I decided to do this post because I seriously get green with envy each time I see someone effortlessly rocking the buzz cut trend which I attempted once but finally ended up going for a mohawk instead. While my short hair days may or may not be be over, here are my top 10 blogger faves when it comes to consistency on maintaining that Alek Wek look. They sure do know how to look chic and trendy in a short haircut.
This post would also be an amazing source of inspiration for all my fierce stylistas who are sporting this look as well. Hope these bold and bald (sorry that was the only word that came to mind as I was rhyming) bloggers give you some inspiration on how to style your buzz cut this summer.
Disclaimer: I use the term bald loosely here to describe any bloggers rocking anything from the buzz cut up to about 3 inches long hair. 
Also: They are not in any specific order.
 

1.Zeinabou of The Shoe Gawker

Zeinabou describes her blog as the daily musings of a village girl, which I highly suspect she is not. What she is, is a gorgeous Zimbabwe-born unapologetic trendsetter with a blonde buzz-cut and a killer body. Her style is out of this world chic and unique. And that haircut only adds to her personality. If you’re looking for fearless ways to rock your buzz-cut, you need to stop by Zeinabou’s blog.

2. Rose Lazard of Dadouchic

It’s hard to believe Ms. Rose has only been on the blogging scene for only over a year. Her colourful ensembles, sultry lip colours and that unique buzz cut have won her a bunch of intrigued readers. Read more about Rose on her Style Diary.

3. Style Enthusiast

(Sings while typing: Oh na na, what’s her name…?) She describes herself as a pedantic, easily amused, tomboy at heart, 100% heterosexual style enthused young woman. Now that is an apt description. The Style Enthusiast loves menswear and is downright movie buff. She’s giving me modern + edgy and I like it! For tips on how to rock that buzz cut with a touch of tomboy while still looking feminine look up her blog. 

4. Philomena of Philomena Kwao

This British Ghanaian plus-size model has one of the most stunning faces ever. What I love about her Tumblr is that she rocks different wig styles so you can get great hair ideas if you’re running out of ways to rock your cut. 

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I need a braid wig like this.

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5.The Messy Wardrobe

First off, this blogger’s wardrobe is far from messy. This queen is serving Erykah Badu realness with a modern on-trend feel. And she knows just how to wear her hair. Never runs out of ways to rock it. A beanie here, a hairpiece there; get’em girl!

6. Created Love

This blogger is giving real fierceness. Wish my hair was that sleek. Love her braids too. Work them baby hairs girl 🙂

7.Breanna of I Can Only Be Bre

Breanna Joli Carthern  can only be herself and that’s what we love about her. Her flawless skin and vintage inspired style are only contributing factors to why she’s such a stand out beaut. Be yourself  Bre, you rock.

8.  Micah of Control Creatif

If I looked this fierce with my hair all shaved off, I would never grow it out again! Micah Gianneli of Control Creatif is a sexy androgynous Freelance Stylist and Design Consultant. Unfortunately, I’ve only just found out about this blogger. I wish I’d done so earlier ’cause she definitely would have made the top of my list of my Top 40 Asian Bloggers because Micah (and her co-blogger Jesse) are most definitely IT!

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9. Jennifer of Fur Bananas

Before you ask: Her name is Jennifer. Fur is short for Jennifer. Bananas is one of the many words Jennifer uses to describe herself. In effect she’s Furbananas! I love Jennifer’s blog because she knows how to do high fashion looks at a total steal! Her hair only add to her coolness 🙂

10. Ariel of Faintly Masculine

Ariel may look familiar to you, that’s because she was on my Top 40 Bloggers of Colour.   Ariel gets away with the ‘chilling-with-no-makeup-on’ look every time. She also pulls off male clothing like no man’s business and that hair is gorgeous. 78j  

11. Zahrya of Beauty by Zahrya

Zahrya is a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist from California. She’s also one of the fiercest bald black beauties I’ve stumbled upon. I swear every time I go on her Tumblr page, I want to cut my hair and dye it. But then again, a voice of wisdom reminds me that I can’t pull it off as well as she does. 

12. Mari of A Dash of Flair

Classy. Chic. Less is more. Are all words that spring to mind when I visit Mari’s blog. She keeps her looks clean and trendy. Plus that hair cut was so made for her face I swear.

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13. Abi of Abi Chanel

Abi’s Tumblr is so much fun to go through because she’s always serving fresh outfits and poses. Yes, one thing Abi doesn’t seem to run out of is a new facial expression in every picture:) I also love that she finds new ways to wear her short hair. Colour, beanies, sleeked back and turbans are some of the many ways she does it. Make sure you check her out!

14. Ciondra of My MakeUp Addiction

The very stunning Ciondra Cameron  is a self-taught make up artist and licensed cosmetologist. i stumbled upon her on her sister’s, Zahrya (above), Tumblr page. Unfortunately Ciondra doesn’t have a site but she is such a stunner and she’s slaying that oxblood low cut so much I just couldn’t resist 🙂 Visit her Instagram page for hair ideas and to see her makeup tutorials. 75ee22beddc611e2ab5f22000ae911b1_7

15. Denisio of The Ravenous Creator

Denisio describes herself as a  West African, freckle-faced weirdo. I beg to differ. Her face is distinctively unique and her freckles are absolutely freaking gorgeous.  The short hair and colour work well for her face and if you are looking for a creative blogger that is unique, stylish and a vintage princess then look no further. There were so many good pictures on the Ravenous Creator’s blog and I just couldn’t decide which to pick but here are my favourites:

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Denisio showcasing a Maasai Choker

16. Keira of Keira Rowland

Keira is another makeup artist from New York City. 

Sidenote: Notice how all these makeup and beauty experts keep their manes short and tamed? Could long hair be a distraction from our facial features? I’ll have to look into that. 

Anywho, Keira is stunning and her skin looks amazing. There’s a certain sheen to it. Plus she’s working those cheek bones like a pro. Keira features a loty of different makeup tutorials on her blog. Her hair also evolves quite often so you’ll never run short of new things to look out for on her blog. 

17. Kris of The Kris Bliss

Kristin Brooks is a songwriter/musician whose blogs takes you on a very interesting journey. One thing I love about Kris is her eclectic outfit and statement jewellery pieces. Most of all I love how rapidly her hair grows back into a mini fro every time she gives it a chop (I wish!) Kris is yet another example of how to stay rock any hair cut and still look fab.

18. Ferriss of Urbnvntg

‘Ferriss Mason is a professional stylist and President of Urban Vintage Style Management, a cutting edge boutique styling brand that fuses contemporary style and concepts with vintage and classic clothing…’ her bio says. I can sum up Ferriss in a few words: Fierce  Awesome. Strong. Ferriss gives off a very strong and independent vibe and she’s super gorgeous. she pulls off her buzz cut like none other and I love how her blog has so many different parts to it. There’ll definitely be something for you on there. Make sure to drop by.

19. Nell of Nell The Model

Nell Coleman has one very memorable profile. No wonder she’s a model. She’s serving Grace Jones realness in the shot below. I love how she rocks the same cut but goes from looking fierce in one  shot to totally girly in the next one. Werk girl!

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20. Diamond of Diamond Janae

This girl will give me hypertension one day” I swear every time I visit her blog, her unexpected and unique pairings shock me. She is one of a kind. Not only is she rocking hot vintage/eccentric styles but she’s also sporting a bold and beautiful ‘frohawk. If you’re up for some colour and out of the ordinary personality in style then Diamond is your girl.

21. Florie of Peanut Butter Trysts

You must read about Florie from her Style Diary feature a few months ago. She’s D.O.P.E. If this doesn’t make you want to cut your hair, bleach it and get a septum ring then I don’t know what will. Be it in box braids, a buzz cut or low curls Florie stays slaying.

22. Ellez of Guru Ellez

In her own words, Ellez is a ‘bah bah blonde sheep.’  She is such a bold and bald fierce lady. Despite the buzz cut she still manages to look very feminine and trendy in her outfir posts. Lovely stuff!

23. Nia of  Wear In The World Nia

Natural beauty Nia Groce just recently created a new link for her blog over at Wear in the World Nia. But most of her earlier followers will know her as Nia from Nia Fashionista. She was featyured on Style Diary. This girl has some of the best statement jewellery I have seen! And it’s a good thing because there is no hair to detract from their beauty. 

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24. Aiesha of Aiesha k Myles

Aiesha is a stunning plus size sporter of a fabulous buzz cut. I have not been able to find a blog linking to her Tumblr pictures so I’ve linked this entry to her Facebook where you’ll find amazing snaps of her styling her cut in different ways.

25. Like Water 4 Chocolate

This lady’s cut is everything. I can see where Will.I.Am got his new hair idea from…#copycat! Anywho, she’s a stunner and Iove the way she carries herself and looks extremely chic while doing so. I wish I could have gotten more #selfies out of her Tumblr page.

26. Autumn of Autumn Perez 

Autumn is a professional full figured model, makeup artist and hairstylist so she is basically her own canvas. Autumn posts about a lot of new hairstyles, especially wigs so if you’re rocking a similar cut and need ideas on how to play with new looks, Autumn is your wing girl 🙂 Visit her Facebook too for even more looks!

27. Nel of Girls of Plenty

Nel is bold,shiny bald and not afraid to flaunt her curves. She offers plenty of herself, she’s got plenty to say, plenty of style to show off and expects plenty. Continue dishing out the lovely posts Nel, we’re loving them!

28. Wilma of Fashion Sambapita

Wilma Nicole is Made in Luanda (Angola) Fabricate in Lisboa (Portugal) and distributed worldwide. This lady is simply too cool. She does eclectic like none other and makes it look so effortless. Keep doing your thing Wilma, you rock!

29. The Immaculate Beauty

The blog title aptly describes this blogger. She’s a stunner. She opts for low simply and easy to achieve hairstyles. Visit her Tumblr for more looks.

30. Zizzi of Zizzi’s Wardrobe

I knew she’d do it! I have been following Zizzi’s hair chronicles for quite a while now. She never ran out of ways to style her side braids. Now she’s gone bald and still looks as good as always. She’s only been bald a few weeks now but Zizzi is always one to watch, so keep an eye out on her blog for bold ideas.

Bonus:

Shamar Clay 

Shamar Clay is my ‘bonus’ because I cannot seem to find any of her social media online links. Her blog has been taken down which is sad because she’s amazeballs. Shamar, if you’re reading this please get back to blogging. You slayed! Here are a few pics of Shamar anyway:

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And there you have it. My list of bold bloggers with shaved heads. They are all fabulous and pull off the short afro styles amazingly well.

Who were your favourites?

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First off, if you had forgotten entirely about my OOTD category, I do not blame you. It has practically been non-existent in the last few months or so. I’m even shocked it got any hits at all. I have been keeping busy with work stuff and just generally getting my bearings. Anywho, the weather has been shockingly good the last few days that I’m almost able to convince myself that I’m not in England but at some posh holiday location somewhere in the South of France…Amidst all the chaos and lazying around, I’ve decided to give my outfit diary a quick well-deserved boost. 

Now you’d think, it would be a breeze getting the most marvelous shots at the best angles with just the perfect amount of lighting with weather this good. That is so NOT the case! We struggled. From end of the park to another. By the time Matti and I found the right spot, my forehead was as shiny as an aluminium bowl:(

Today was my second day out and about on a summer ‘fit hunt.

Quick sidenote: I love summer but I’m not totally in love with the fashion. I just cannot find as many items that I’m in ‘love’ with as I would do in Autumn. I managed to bag these leather shorts a last week from Zara though.  I love them. Leather in the summer is usually a no-go zone but when I saw these shorts I thought, if I’m gonna wear leather in the sun, they sure as hell will be these! Plus they are on the sale. These babies are easy breezy and you can either dress them up or casually with a pair of flats. Plus the burnt brown/ tan colour is a win for me. I paired them with my must-have orange leather courts and a white sleeveless blouse. Of course I packed a pair of flats in my bag even though it isn’t pictured. Hehe. ‘Nuff talking. This is what the whole ensemble looked like: 

Top- H&M (bought in store but similar (here )

Leather effect shorts – Zara  (here )

Orange leather courts – Zara (here )

Leather tan bag – Clarks (bought from a thrift shop but similar here).

Necklace – Topshop (bought in store bought great statement piece here)

Eye make up- Body Shop Shimmer Waves eye palette (Still learning! But get yours here)

It’s been super hot lately I haven’t bothered to straighten my frizz. Plus I’ve been trying out a few no-heat techniques to keep my hair healthy and thick… Hmmm, let’s see how this goes.

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Enough pouting. The rest of me…

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Hahaha! I can’t stop laughing at some of the faces I was making. 

I hope you love my attempt at an OOTD comeback (fingers crossed). What do you think about my leather in the summer combo?

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We all know Mo Abudu from ‘Moments With Mo’ which airs on MNET Africa.The dynamic African talk show host has been offered her very own TV network (how great is that?!) and it was launched this week in Lagos, Nigeria. Africa’s 1st global black & multi-broadcast Entertainment Network, Ebony Life TV celebrated its birth and a whole bevy of celebs were there to show their support. The guest list included Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes (Editor-in-chief, Forbes Magazine), Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River state, Genevieve Nnaji, Lynxxx, D’banj, Kate Henshaw, Rita Dominic, Eku Edewor and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. They all arrived on the yellow carpet looking their best.

Ladies

The lady of the night, Mo Abudu, styled herself in an embellished green trouser suit. I like the detailing of this ensemble, it’s very pretty. She kept her hair and makeup simple and clean.

Steve Forbes and Mo Abudu


Genevieve Nnaji knocked the dead in Deola Sagoe creation.The dress boasts a blue see-through skirt and an accentuated waist detail. The dress which was made with the finest of African fabric ‘aso oke ‘ is from Deola Sagoe’s 2011 Collection ‘Ori Oke’. This dress has gotten mixed reviews on several blogs but I think she really got it right with this one.

Genevieve Nnaji

Eku Edewor looked smashing as always in a CLAN design dress. I love that Eku accessorized hers differently from the model with a pearl necklace and red pumps to add a pop of colour. Her sleeked back hair gave the look that classy feel.

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Toke Makinwa had two change of clothes

. She started the night in this black lace number :

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And later was spotted in this:

Toke in a Shakara Couture dress

I loved the black dress more. Also I wish she’d styled her braids to suit her dressy attire instead of just letting them fall loosely on the side. She looked nice nonetheless.

Dolapo Oni  donned a green strapless dress to the event. She looked great.

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Darey Art Alade and Dolapo Oni

Tiwa Savage looked great in a Bridget Awosika creation.

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Tara Durotoye in Virgos Lounge

Zainab Balogun was a real stunner in a Shakara Couture dress. One word: Effortless.

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Chin Okeke & Zainab Balogun
Rita Dominic

Rita posted a few personal snapshots on her Instagram

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Uche Jumbo and Kate Henshaw
Beverly Naya in April by Kunbi
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Isio Wanogho
Tracy Nwakpa
Ezinne Chikata

Lisa Foliwiyo of Jewel by Lisa
Makida Moka
Munachi Abi
Veronica Ebie Odeka
Stephanie Coker
Nancy Nwadire
Adaure Achumba
Anita Uwagbale Iseghon
Toolz and Tunde Demuren
Bridget Awosika
Bolanle Olukanni

Gents

D’Banj
Koko master

Alex Ekubo
Ikenna Bryan Okwara
Lynxx

Noble Igwe
Praiz
Darey Art Alade
Dr Sid
Eken Bassey
Kunle Afolayan
Tunde Kilani
Olu Jacobs and wife Joke Silva
Segun Arinze and wife

Pictures courtsy of YNaija and Styljunki

And there you have it. The Glamourous attendees at the Ebony Life TV Launch. Who were your faves?

I love Genevieve Nnaji, Zainab Balogun, Eku Edewor and Ikenna Bryan.

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Pictures from the 2013 Bet Awards red carpet.

Whites & Neutrals

LeToya Luckett

Ashanti
Brandy

Michelle Williams
Lauren London

Estelle

BET CEO Debra Lee and Ava Coleman

Janelle Monae

Chris Brown and Sevyn Streeter
Angela Simmons

Sanaa Lathan

Mya

Tamar Braxton

Toccara Jones

Paula Patton
MC Lyte

Melanie Fiona

India.Arie

Kendrick Lamar

Blacks

Ciara

Ciara and bf Future
Nicki Minaj

Taraji P. Henson

J. Cole
Brandon T. Jackson
DJ Drama
Kat Graham

Gabrielle Douglas

Lil Mama

Regina Hall

Laila Ali
Skye Townsend
Robert Townsend

Prints

Jordin Sparks

Amber Rose

As usual, Wiz and Amber went in for the kiss.
Tatyana Ali

Naya Rivera
Big Sean and gf Naya Rivera

Tiki Caldwell and Bow Wow
Marsha Ambrosiu

Miguel and Nazanin Mandi
Ne Yo

Toya DeLazy

Solid Colours

DeVon Franklin and wife Meagan Good

Adrienne Bailon

Lala Anthony

Gabrielle Union

Dwayne Wade And Gabby

Bridget Kelly

Eve

K. Michelle

Inside The BET Awards

Ciara performs in a Topshop dollar sign ensemble.

Jordin Sparks and her mother Jodi Sparks

2 Chainz and Angela Bassett

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As the 2013 BET Awards approaches, CEO of BET, Debra Lee plays the proud host of the famous star-studded pre-awards celebrations.  The Saturday night celebration dinner brought out the likes of  Ashanti, Adrienne Bailon, Nene Leakes, Angela Simmons and many more. 

Lets’ see who donned what below:

Ashanti answered present in a snake print maxi dress with front slit and cut out detail. She accessorized with a gold belt and £1,130 Guiseppe Zanotti Cacao Suede Sandals with Sculptural Gold-Toned Metal Strap

Her makeup team kept her face with a blush pink lips and side swept soft waves.

Keke Palmer was also in attendance looking all grown up in an all black errthang look. Hair department decided to keep it simple with a ponytail. 

Adrienne Bailon also opted for a black dress which she paired with £570 Gucci gold ankle-cuff sandals in snake print.

Recently married NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes were in tow. NeNe paired a monochrome ensemble with Christian Louboutin courts.

Angela Simmons wore a PU midi maxi skirt and a top that boasted geometric shapes. A bit on the fence with this one to be honest.

The Sparkle star, Jordin Sparks went for casual chic in black panel trousers and her favourite  £495 Jimmy Choo neon pink patent-leather sandals. 

Michelle Williams was not one to miss out on the event and she sported the colour of the night – black. She looked okay but I found this a tad boring.

Elle Varner and her ‘Fro à la Diana Ross were in attendance. She donned a purple sequin dress and Louboutin pumps. Her makeup team should have done a better job but she looked fab nonetheless.

Laila Ali brought some much needed colour to the event in this blood orange skater dress. Stunner!

Cynthia Bailey and husband Peter Thomas

Tyrese and Lyndriette Kristal Smith

Erica Hubbard

Debra Lee
Mara Brock Akil
Ashanti and Holly Robinson Peete
Ashanti and her sister Kenashia

Sherri Shepherd
Demetria McKinney
Nelly
Tichina Arnold

Future
Stephen Marley

There you have it. Whose look was your favourite? I think Laila, Afrienne and Ashanti looked gorge 🙂

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