Monday, March 23, 2009

Beauty school????

So in my last post I talked about reading ELLE for academic reasons. And there seemed to be an interest in what my major was and how much fun it is to read fashion magazines for intellectual purposes.

I'm not in a beauty school. I'm in a university, a top liberal arts one which means my curriculum is very broad and 'all over the place' (in a good way I get to learn a bit of everything while concentrating on my major). I'm an Economics and International studies major but I need an 'arts/theatre/music' requirement so I picked Stage Makeup which is not exactly easy (facial sex-changes, corrective makeup, aging, creating wrinkles/ folds and injuries, sci-fi stuff...etc). I even had a written midterm test last week.

I'm currently making my 'morgue' which is a scrap book of interesting makeup inspiration. I have categories like 'fake lashes,' 'freckles,' 'full red lipstick,' and 'tribal makeup.' That's why I've been flipping through magazines to get cut-outs to add to my scrap book. I need 5 more categories oh! IDEAS???

I know the way Nigerians reason, and errr, I have a shelf full of History, Polysci, Math, and Economics textbooks....and a few Vogues, Seventeen and Essence magazines for 'makeup inspiration.'

I wonder what my parents would think if all I did was only beauty stuff? Hmmmmm.

Any Liberal Arts goers? Spelman, Amherst, Sewanee, Colgate, Mt. Holyoke?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I always forget Mother's day because US Mother's day is not the same as the European/African/ Rest of the world's.


Monday, March 16, 2009

Fake eye lashes

I apologize, my priorities are creeping up on my blog life.... that's not bad shey?

I'm taking a class on theatre makeup and have to make a 'Makeup Morgue' which is a scrap book of different magazines cutouts for makeup ideas. Now I'm reading Essence, Elle, and Vogue for academic reasons...hehe

One of my morgue's chapters is one 'bold and outrageous eyelashes'. I'm drawn to lashes since I lack them and constantly experiment with mascaras to find the perfect volumizing, lenghtening one. I think Maybelline define-a-lash is my best so far plus I saw a pack of 2 for $5 (when one tube is usually $8) and even though I didn't need any, I bought anyway, No one know tomorrow, now I have mascara to last till....

Now, I've decided to cheat on my mascara love and go for false eye lashes. I've only had fake lashes for fashions show I've modeled in. Now, I'm just plain, obsessed.
I found this helpful video:

Now, I have a reason to spend hours in the makeup corner of walmart. Hope finding good lashes won't be as bad as finding!!!!

BTW, I can't use liquid eye liner, the ajebo in me....hehehehe I need to learn because I've been using eye pencil since I was in nursery school (Northern Nigerian thing).

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nigerian Men (tality) 7

Seventh (re)post of reminiscing the Men (tality) that haunts me.

Okay....sometime when I was 16 years old, my mum had to be away oversees a lot..actually doing a masters program so I had to assume duty as the market

I hated markets. At least even though my parents raised us like ajebos. Deep inside we knew we weren't really..okay just a little but I could go to Wuse market and buy groceries (groceries??? who in 9ja says mean foodstuff??? ha, YES!)

I started going to the market with our maid. She'll buy the fresh stuff meat (beef, goat, kpomo, chicken) and all (when the ajebo monster enters me) and I'll buy the canned, tinned and packaged stuff.

Sha, there was this cheaper Alhaji my mum used to go to and told me to go (9ja system of customers and getting 10naira discounts). So I used to go to him with my shopping list and his boys will get the stuff on a wheel barrow and I'll pay, catch up with Aunty Dorcas and head home.

This Alhaji knew my mum was always abroad and then evil spirits posses ed him. He started asking for my number (I was 16) and he was not 16, 17, 18 or 19 (my limit). You can guess his age but old enough to be arrested and presented before the Kano Sharia courts. He was actually fine though like those fair Fulani boys-ish (Not complexion conscious oh before I get whacked!)

He continued this whole thing "Ki ba ni numban ki!" ("give me your number") until as I was trying to pay one day, he decided to take his flirting to a physical level. I exaggerate, but as I was counting the notes his finger was almost-basically-disgustingly tracing mine (hand raping I call it). I'm bad at description but you can picture the old man with an innocent 16 year old.

I realized the only way to go was to fast. Not really, just find another place to shop. I went to the more expensive Alhaji's store which ended up being the 'bestest' place to shop. I talked to him last month.

(My mum made me talk to him on the phone when SHE went to the market= Very respectable man.) Don't get me wrong abeg. Its like commending my dads friend oh.

I'm going to Abuja this summer and I need to hire a body guard...applications anyone?

Kidding y'all!

I'm well equipped for nonsense!



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