Van Cleef and Arpels: ‘ORIENS’

My flight to Lagos departed last Wednesday morning and upon arrival at Heathrow, I realised I hadn’t packed any perfume whatsoever. Considering all of my life possessions were to be condensed to two measly boxes weighing no more than 23kg each, you must understand my predicament.

Post my tears of leaving everyone behind, I wondered round the bliss that is Duty Free with the hope of finding a new scent. Such a task usually takes me longer than necessary; however this time there was one bottle that was visually arresting.

It was a crowned jewel with colours that depict the sunset on a perfect day. The interesting use of silver rather than a gold tint works in a fashion I’d never have imagined and the pearl coloured box it’s enclosed in confirms its class. The scent is one of sophistication if ever such existed and without a doubt, my Heaven on Earth. Van Cleef & Arpels’ ‘ORIENS’ is my scent for the rest of the year and regardless of how I’m dressed, my state of mind, or my mood, I’m pretty sure it’ll do all the talking necessary 😉


Ps: Yesterday I went to House 38 a new fashion label in Lagos. Their pieces were amazing. Can’t wait to blog about it.

Pps: Yesterday I also went for lunch with Fifi and friends and it was fun fun FUN! Looking forward to more of those…. until next time

Sleek Sunset

Last weekend called for a mini shopping trip and seeing as I already had a ShoMya class under my belt, I decided to step-up my makeup game.

I headed to Sleek for a reasonably priced palette and soon enough settled on the Sunset i-Divine EyeShadow. Seeing as Nigeria will be my new home for the coming year, I reckon the Sunset palette is a befitting choice.

Below are pictures of my first attempt at applying eyeshadow. Go easy on me, after all I am still an amateur…..