This is the first post in my 1923 Visits series which will feature members of the Nigerian beauty industry ie. makeup artists, fashion designers, salons, spas etc. I visit them, spend the day with them either as a colleague or an assistant and the best part is i learn something new from them which i share with my blog readers.
My first visit was to Taries Beauty World owned by an enterprising young lady called Tara Akinsulore. She started her business 3 years ago and it has metamorphosed into an enviable enterprise with her being very well known for products sales and bridal makeovers. I was overwhelmed at the extent of her business and her drive to continuously and consistently achieve more. Her dream is to become a skin specialist and she is determinedly and single mindedly pursuing it.
I used to think she was big in size and has a loud voice until i spoke to her over the phone and met here in person and finally, i caught her in her zone and without makeup, lol.
Here are pictures from my visit to her studio:
|my first look of the studio/shop|
|pictures of her works above the mirrors|
|the entire display of pictures|
she has heaps of shelves filled with all the products she retails and i must say that they are a lot. She also sells a lot of less known professional brands (and she just started selling Cinema Secrets *swoon*)
|ROFL, she is going to kill me but i caught her in her element.|
|I was opportune to see her work on a Client as it was beginning to seem as if i wouldnt get a chance to be her assistant for the day (even though she didn't let me help out)|
|wiping off the face with makeup wipes|
|lest i forget, this is me in Taries' Studio *wink*|
|her brush set|
working on the Client's brows (yes i do not subscribe to a razor but the Client was pretty adamant about not using anything else *shrug*)
|after which she used astringent, moisturiser, face primer and No Sweat (i was seeing and hearing about that for the first time *covering face*)|
Cinema Secrets foundation and Alcone concealer palette (will you believe that the Client that the shade of foundation used for her was too dark? SMH)
|After foundation and concealer (she still wasn't convinced it was her correct shade)|
drawing the brows
|using a q-tip to clean out smears and smudges|
|and we are all done|
the hard part - gele tying
|and we are finally done|
After cracking our brains for something new to teach me, we finally decided that perhaps caring for my natural, short nails by buffing and polishing would be perfect.
|first time seeing this. Apparently, it is used for drying gel nails *confused look on my face*|
|my right hand before|
|Push back the cuticles,|
|aaargh, i sincerely hope it is visible. my right hand and my left hand. (believe me when i say that my nails were all shiny and really smooth. they looked real pretty)|
|my goodies - an elf buffing block, a regular buffing block, an elf sharpener and a mini e/s duo which was a gift from Tara (thank you dear)|
I had a very fun and enlightening day and I am looking forward to the next 1923 visit.
*To check out Taries Beauty World, go to their website http://tariesworld.com/ or visit their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TariesWorldMakeOver