What I am thankful for this year and every year….(Part 4)

Hey everyone!

Today is the concluding part of what i am thankful for…

Lastly, I am thankful for every bit of knowledge.

images (2)

We all know the saying ‘knowledge is power’.

I am thankful that I have been able to work with many wonderful people these few years.  I have learned so much and I am grateful for every lesson, even those that came at (what seemed at the time) a high price. I always try to live up to the good they must have seen in me.

I am thankful for the opportunities to grow and expand my makeup skills with the articles I read, the You-tube channels I subscribed to and watched religiously, as well as the network of makeup bloggers that I have learnt a whole lot from. You never lose when you reach for knowledge.

I am thankful that I get to work with young professionals who actually have a wonderful work ethic and wouldn’t undermine their standards for anything. That gives me great hope for the future.

I am thankful that I work with a wonderful team that pitches in when work needs to be done, no matter how busy they are.

Lastly, I am thankful for the ingenious minds I met this year. They made me think bigger and better and helped me realize that I am bigger and better than I currently am and I should stop limiting myself.

Parting thought: If there are people in your life who have helped you at work or influenced you positively this past year or years, please consider sending them an email this week or drop them a note saying how much you appreciate them….

Have a happy new year folks!!!

Tenniestouch

Leave a comment

Filed under Free ramble, Uncategorized

What I am thankful for this year and every year….(Part 3)

What am I thankful for today?

thankful

I am thankful for love.

 “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

Yes, love in its purest kind. Love from my family, friends etc.

I had a crazy unstable year with almost everyone and everything. At a point, I felt I was running mad; then I remembered the people around me and so much love and warmth they showed towards me. That alone kept me happy.

I am thankful for the people who never left no matter what happened.

I am thankful for the love that is coming; for the person who already knows my name, even if we haven’t met,yet.

And above all…..

images (3)Please don’t forget to participate in my give away.

Xoxo.

 

2 Comments

Filed under Free ramble, Give away, Uncategorized

What I am thankful for this year and every year….(Part 2)

thankful-for

Hey y’all!

So I am continuing with what I am thankful for.

   ”Family are like branches on the tree. We all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain the same.”

I am thankful for my family and friends. My family went through the darkest and craziest period in our lives this year but we made it through standing tall and I am very thankful for that. We lost no one. That alone is a huge reason to be very thankful.

I am especially thankful for friends that have become family.This year I had an open mind about making new friends as most of the old ones became ‘extinct’. Just when I was giving up and curling back to my shell, fate shone upon me and sent  wonderful people to me…It meant the world having people who believed my opinion counted and never looked down or made me feel any less of myself. We all worked towards doing great things by pushing and encouraging each other.

I also met difficult people this year and I am super thankful because they made me realize who I didn’t want to turn out to be.

To everyone I met throughout this year, thank you because I learnt a lot directly and indirectly from you and you touched my life and gave me a reason to hope for the best again.

photo(25)

Me, mum and brothers

We are hotter than this oh!...my crazy but loving sisters

We are hotter than this oh!…my crazy but loving sisters

Please don’t forget to participate in my give away.

3 Comments

Filed under Free ramble, Give away, Uncategorized

What I am thankful for this year and every year….(Part 1)

thankful4

Hey guys!

We are fast ending this year and getting ready for a new year with our hopes and aspirations that things would get better.

The norm is for people to prepare a ‘new year resolution list’ (which most people never keep). I believe resolutions are ‘child’s play’ so I don’t bother.Instead I do a list of things I’m thankful for and this year, I have decided to share it with everyone…

What am I thankful for?

I am thankful for life.

My life may not be perfect, but I am blessed. I had friends and family that didn’t start this new year or didn’t make it to the end. I started it and I’m seeing it till the end.
I go by the motto ‘life is too short so make every moment you spend count’.
Forget the bitterness and hate and look at the bigger picture and you’d be eternally happy you did.

I am thankful for the relationship I built with my maker. I know I still have a lot of work to do but I am super grateful for the huge steps I have taken to make things right.

I am particularly thankful this year for the challenges of life. Challenges and obstacles toughen you up and makes way for new opportunities you have never imagined or planned for in your life. The pain strengthens your faith and opens your eyes to all the wonderful blessings God gives. I am thankful for all the bumps in the road that make life worth every journey.

Do you share the same opinion?

Please comment below.

Also, don’t forget to take part in my give away.

xoxo

Leave a comment

Filed under Free ramble, Uncategorized

Some Owambe things….and other stories( Part 3)

20131215_163602(1)

20131215_163951

Hey guys!

So i had another party on Sunday i.e a day after Noruwa’s wedding .

Another correct friend of mine, Gbadesola, got married.

The venue was at Bespoke center, Lekki and I marked attendance there as well.

Long and short of the story: I’m glad I didn’t miss it for the world.

tennie

Makeup by yours truly……Me again

Products Used:

Eyebrows: I used Sleek brown eyebrow 191 pencil and highlighted my brow bone with Tara three-color eye-shadow in Lewii. 
Eyes: I primed my eyes with Urban Decay primer potion in original then applied 17 eyeshadow in Green Glimmer to my eyelids then i contoured the outer ‘V’ by using the purple color in the Tara trio eyehadow-ovialeke.
Eyeliner: I used a black liquid liner for the upper lids and black up eye kohl liner in smoulder for my water line. I finished the eyes by using Maybelline great lash mascara in very black for my lashes.
Lips: I lined my lips with Tara’s Osomote(it’s a purple-ish color) and filled my lips with MAC Ruby Woo and Revlon color stay(It’s a pink-ish red; I cannot remember the name).
Face: No 7 face primer in Beautifully MatteMary Kay 504 foundationSleek Translucent face powder; Tara mineral blush 26 and Sleek Sunrise blush.

Please make sure you  participate in my give away.

2 Comments

Filed under Free ramble, freebies, Give away, Lipstick, MAC, Makeup, Maybelline, sleek, Tara

WE DID IT AGAIN THIS YEAR!!!!!!!

tennies

 

My people!

I cannot believe that another year has been added to the Tennie’s Touch growth!

I would like to appreciate everyone that has taken out time to view my blog, liked my posts,left comments and shared with their friends.
The sky is the starting point to achieving greater things in life if you stay focused and determined. Keep your eyes on the game.

Thank you to all my friends and family that believed in my dream and encouraged me financially, physically, with words of encouragement, etc.
If i start writing your names, i wouldn’t finish this post.

I would use this opportunity to extend my give away to the end of January 2014,to allow more people participate.
Please click here.

All you need to do is just to follow these simple rules:

1. Like me on Facebook:  Tennie’s Touch Makeover
2. Follow me on Twitter: @Tennies_Touch
3. Follow my blog: Tenniestouch.wordpress.com
4. Write in the comment space below, describing ‘what makeup means to you’ in the most creative way you can(rap, poetry, very short story…anything is welcome!)

The most innovative and revealing answer will take the freebies.

P.S: I stumbled on an interview i did some time last year. When I read it again, all I did was…SMILE.
Please read it as well and share with friends and I hope I it would bring a smile to your face too…
http://blueprintng.com/new/2012/06/29/tenny-i-wish-i-could-have-more-clients-to-work-on/

xoxo

Leave a comment

Filed under Free ramble, freebies, Give away, Makeup, Uncategorized

Some Owambe things….and other stories( Part 2)

Hey guys!

Missed me?

We all know how this December season is…Every day, so so wedding.
I am not really a party person but I always try to represent well whenever i attend events. After all, how else would i get clients if I cannot package myself properly? (I mean correct clients o!)

Anyways, back to the gist, Saturday was my collegue’s wedding, Noruwa Izevbaye. He is a very good friend of mine and a cool dude as well.
The church event was at Ikoyi Baptist church and the reception followed at Civic center.

The color of the day was purple and silver. I didn’t buy aso-ebi but i infused the purple and silver colors in my attire.

I attended the reception and i must say, the relaxing and overly beautiful ambience of the hall brought tears to my eyes. Money is good abeg! (Dear future husband, I know you are reading this, please start saving for ours o because i’m tapping into this anointing).

Long and short of the story: It was a ‘tush’ wedding and I am glad i didn’t miss it.

TENNIE

Makeup by yours truly…Me

Products Used:

Eyebrows: I decided to shapen by brows neatly and comb it without filling it. (Truthfully, my friend was waiting outside my house. I was running late so i decided to skip the ceremony of drawing brows).
Eyes: I primed my eyes with Urban Decay primer potion in original then applied Maybelline quad eye shadow (i used the gold on my eyelids) then i contoured the outer ‘V’ by using the purple color in the Tara trio eyehadow-ovialeke.
Eyeliner: I used a black liquid liner for the upper lids and blackup eye kohl liner in smoulder for my water line. I finished the eyes by using Maybelline great lash mascara in very black for my lashes.
Lips: I lined my lips with Tara’s Osomote(its a purple-ish color) and filled my lips with MAC Ruby Woo and Island beauty in Blue flame.
FaceNo7 face primer in Airbrush AwayMary Kay 504 foundationSleek Translucent face powder and Tara mineral blush 26.

More Pictures of the day below:

My friend of life...

My friend of life…

20131214_180553

See as i resemble iyawo

See as i resemble iyawo

Lagos-20131214-00057

Contact me if you like and are interested in my accessories (the ear rings, necklace and hand chains).

Of course the wonder couple…..God bless your union!

Noruwa and his beautiful bride Bukkie....This babe fine abeg

Noruwa and his beautiful bride Bukkie….This babe fine abeg!

Please make sure you  participate in my give away.

7 Comments

Filed under Free ramble, freebies, Give away, Lipstick, MAC, Makeup, Maybelline, Milani, No 7, Tara, Uncategorized

Some Owambe things….and other stories( Part 1)

Saturday was my cousin’s wedding. The venues (traditional and church wedding) were at the far, far away corners of Sagamu, Ogun State.

It was a nice and bright affair and the colors of the day were yellow, orange and red.

IT took us forever to get to Sagamu (thanks to traffic, go slow etc) but we made it nevertheless and tried in our way to have fun.

Note to self: this December is filled with so many weddings….*head swooning and aso-ebi wearing mode activated*.

Oral-B dey try sha. See how bright my teeth dey shine!

Oral-B dey try sha. See how bright my teeth dey shine!

Makeup by yours truly…me of course.

Products used:

Eyebrows: I used Sleek brown eyebrow 191 pencil and highlighted my brow bone with Tara three-color eye-shadow in Lewii. 
Eyes: Sleek sunset palette: (i used the red and orange on my lids and contoured the outer V with the black in the same palette).For my crease, i used Tara ovialeke’s purple and blended it into the black i had used for the outer V corners of my eyelid.
Eyeliner: I used a black liquid liner for the upper lids and blackup eye kohl liner in smoulder for my water line. Then  I applied black eyeshadow on my lower lids. I the finished the eyes by using  Maybelline great lash mascara in very black for my lashes.
Lips: I lined my lips with Tara pencil in Afia and applied Milani Lipstick in Sweet nectar 01. Its a creamy orange color and is very beautiful
Face: No7 face face primer in beautifully matte; Mary Kay 504 foundation; Sleek Translucent face powder and Tara mineral blush 26.

Contact me if you like and are interested in my accessories (the ear rings, necklace and hand chains).

More picture with family below:

20131207_111406

Family…..

Family...

Family…

Please do not forget to participate in my give-away.

Thanks!

xoxo

2 Comments

Filed under Free ramble, Give away, Lipstick, Maybelline, Milani, No 7, sleek, Tara, Uncategorized

MY FIRST GIVEAWAY: WHAT MAKEUP MEANS TO ME.

GREAT NEWS!

TENNIE’S TOUCH  will be a year older this month!!!
I’m counting down with all excitement and i am grateful to you all that have helped contribute to its success.
Also, Christmas is almost here, so ….double yay!!!! for me.
As i am feeling a lil ‘christmasy’ (oxford dictionary, take note for next year), i have decided to do a give-away.

MAKEUP

Trust me, you will be glad you participated because the prizes are super cool. Pictures will be up soon.

All you need to do is just to follow these simple rules:

1. Like me on Facebook:  Tennie’s Touch Makeover
2. Follow me on Twitter: @Tennies_Touch
3. Follow my blog: Tenniestouch.wordpress.com
4. Write in the comment space below, describing ‘what makeup means to you’ in the most creative way you can(rap, poetry, very short story…anything is welcome!)

Contest ends 20th December and the
Winner would be announced on  22nd December

The most innovative and revealing answer will take the freebies.

May the best person win!!!

9 Comments

Filed under Free ramble, freebies, Give away, Makeup, Uncategorized

November splurge

and i wonder why my the middle of the month my pocket is running dry?

…….and i wonder why by the middle of the month my pocket is empty…..

 

Ok, this is how the story goes……

I needed a very small makeup box – with a lock of course, for my personal makeup as my personal collections have been disappearing (thanks to friends and well wishers).

I withdrew just the right amount i needed for the box and kept walking straight avoiding any form of temptation.
When i entered the makeup store, i asked for the box. Mistakenly, my gaze  fell on the Sleek lipstick, then the eyebrow pencil then every other thing….

Maybe next time ill go with some very strict person who wouldn’t make me look and buy (who am i kidding? ill sneak back to get them).

My latest collection from left to right:

  1. Sleek True color lipstick in Candy Cane 773- its a coral color)
  2. No7 face primer in beautifully matte
  3. BH cosmetics 120 color palette (4th edition)
  4. Mary Kay medium coverage foundation in 504
  5. Milani Lipstick in 01 Sweet Nectar- its an orange color)
  6. Sleek eyebrow pencil (midnight 191)

Anyways summary of the story: i’m the richest girl in town at the moment courtesy my splurge…

There is something about me and No 7 face primers though…..

Consolation message to myself: “i did the right thing….they are all worth every penny”

Please feel free to share your thoughts and impulse splurges as well…..

xoxo

14 Comments

Filed under Free ramble, Lipstick, No 7, sleek, Splurges