My Christmas Look/ New Hair

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Well hello guys
Hope you all had a fab Christmas and stuffed your faces(I know I did lol)
I spent the day with my family, eating, laughing and taking loads of selfies :D
I put together this sparkly and festive make-up look yesterday and thought I'd share it with you all.

New Hair| Hair by Ms Tolu

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Hello darlings
So after about a week,
I have finally got round to do this post. I've had so many nice compliments and questions about my hair and now you can all get the answers.

About 2 weeks ago I went back to Essex and while I was there I got my hair done. 
The style that I had done is called Side Part Fishbone. 
Those who know me, will know that I am the biggest weave lover but recently I have been rocking Twists, Braids etc as it is easier to maintain and lasts longer.

I decided to take the plunge after over a year of transitioning to go back to natural and snipped my relax ends off.
The most liberating experience I must say!!

For those wondering no this not weave but this method of braiding gives the illusion of a weave style which is great for those like me who love weave but  need a break from having extensions sewn in.

My hair was done by my Aunt, Ms Tolu who is a friendly,mobile hairdresser that specialises in Braids, Fishbone, Ghana Weave and Pick and drop at a reasonable price.

To achieve this particular style I used 3 packs of Xpression braiding hair in Colour 4(coco brown) and Colour 99j(plum). The hair was cut into 3 parts as I wanted it to be really long and glamorous. 
(£2.00 a pack in Afro-Caribbean hair shops)

As far as versatility, I can wear my it up in a doughnut bun, have it down and use my hands to make it look like its been feathered back or even in a low bun or fishtail braid.

If you are not so fond of straight then don't worry because this style can be achieved with curly braiding hair as well. Also for my natural divas out there who may be worried about their hair not blending or being exposed to the cold weather, I can assure you that you have nothing to worry about as my hair is very thick and curly and blends seamlessly.

Here are some pics of a few of the styles I mentioned earlier

Other styles of Fishbone 

Fishbone- £30
Pick and drop- From £25
Long braids £40
Ghana weave- From £25

If you would like to book an appointment then you can contact Ms Tolu by
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I hope that I have answered all your question
and thank you all for the lovely compliments.

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Ocotber Favourites

Friday, 1 November 2013

Heyy guys, 
Happy new month and I hope you all all doing well :)
Just thought I'd share some of my favourites from October

Tuesday Shoesday| TOPSHOP JASMINE Flatform Courts

Monday, 14 October 2013

Hello my darlings,
Sorry I didn't post last week, I was really busy trying to finish Uni work.
Anywhoo it's Tuesday Shoesday and today's styling post is all about the second pair of shoes from my A/W essentials 

A/W Essentials

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

What's up everyone?

I came up with this idea to do a Tuesday Shoesday series of post.
What this basically means is every Tuesday I will be doing a post on a pair of shoes from my A/W essentials and showing you what other clothing items I would pair with them to look super chic for this season. 


Monday, 16 September 2013

*giggles* I bet you all wondering what's the story behind the Robin superhero picture above, well Robin the superhero was my initial inspiration for the make up look below.

A particular uncle at church always calls me "Robin" because I always have jet black winged eyeliner on, which reminds him the superhero's mask.
 One day during august I remembered this as I was brainstorming ideas for looks to share with you all and an image of the European Robin came to mind.

This look is super easy to recreate and only consists of 4 colours which can be found in a 120 palette and also many other brands.

No foundation
Powder- Sleek luminous powder (03)
Eyebrows- Sleek (rich brown) & Vital (brown)
Concealer- Maybelline fit me, shade 30 (for eyebrows)
La Colours jumbo pencil in milk (eye-shadow base)
Inner V- Orange eye-shadow from 120 Palette
Outer V and crease-  Brown shadow, Sleek contour kit(medium)
Tearducts- Highlighter , Sleek contour kit (medium)
Gel liner- Collection 2000 (black)
Lashes- Response Natural+ Lashes (105)
Lipliner- Sleek (brown)
Lipstick- Rimmel Kate (08)
Lipgloss-Collection 2000 (bodypop)

Hope you all enjoyed this beauty post
I will be posting the rest of the looks that I showed you all in my sneak peak post very soon

As usual if you have any questions, comments,enquiries  
or have a special post request, do not hesitate to contact me via email:

I now have a Facebook like page as some of you suggested so you can find out when I post quicker :D
and you can also follow me on Instagram 

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I'm Back!!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Hiyaaa guyss
After quite some time away, I'm back and it feels so good!
During my time away I did a lot of thinking about my blog and things that I could do to make it better.
 A change of name to better represent me was one of these things and
In the end I realised there isn't one word to describe me as there's so much that makes me who I am so I went with...
(drum roll please)
I am Adija.K

The more I post, the more I hope you will all get a feel of my style and my obsession with the world of beautiful things.

You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook and even email me with any enquires, questions or comments. 

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My Style-"Bold, Striking Prints!"

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Bold Prints

Heyyy guysss, 
It feels like its been forever(gosh I've missed blogging)
Well I'm back for a bit and my laptop will soon be up and running so I will back to blogging regularly yay!

Today post is based on my love for

Bold and striking prints have always been a favourite of mine. I love experimenting to create my own as well as wearing a bold print to stand out in the crowd. 
Also wearing a eye-catching print is a great way to make a statement without trying too hard.

As a Fashion and Textiles student I find myself drawn to bright colours, textures and surfaces. 
So my obsession with anything printed is no surprise to me!
I put together a vivid and eye-catching mood board to express my forever growing love for printed clothing.

 Hope you enjoyed today's bright and jazzy post!

You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook and even email me with any enquires, questions or comments. 

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Toyo xxx

Quick update & Sneak peak!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Hello beautiful people
I've missed blogging sooooooooooo much and just thought I'd do a quick post and let you all know what I've been getting up to. For all those who just got their A-Level,Btec and Foundation diploma results, I hope you all did well and got into the Uni of your choice. I've had quite abit of free time on my hands which I have been using to perfect my make up skills alongside other things. Here's a sneak peek of some of the looks I have come up with.
 Details on each look will be on the blog as soon as I'm back to blogging as usual. 
Hope you all enjoyed this post and I have lots of exciting posts coming soon so keep an eye on my blog. You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook
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Toyo xxx

Away for awhile :(

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Hey everyone
 Unfortunately I've got some bad news *sigh*
My laptop screen is broken so I will not be able to post as for a while.
I will try my best to find another way to post as I have quite a few ideas lined up for you all.
 I hope you are all okay and enjoying your holiday.
Stay beautiful and blessed
Toyo xxx

Feeling Smokey

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Heyy everyone
Over the weekend I had my lovely friend Deborah round and decided to create a really simple make up look for you all. 
I felt like doing a smokey eye so I kept the colours simple and opted for a dusty rose eye shadow for her inner lid and black gel liner blended out to create the smokey eye.

Make up tip!

To get a really sharp cat eye effect apply tape(scotch, masking or cellotape)from the lash line to the end of eyebrow.
Remove once eye shadow application is complete.

Products used
Base- La colours jumbo pencil,Seashells
Brows- Vital brow pencil, Brown
Eyeshadow- From 120 palette (Ebay)
Gel liner- Collection 2000
Eyelashes: Ebay
Lips- Vaseline, Rosy lips
La Colours lipliner, Smooth plum
Lipstick- Sleek, Mystic
Lipgloss- Collection 2000, Body pop

Hope you all enjoyed this beauty post
I will be doing many many more looks for you all so stay tuned!

As usual if you have any questions, comments,enquiries  
or have a special post request, do not hesitate to contact me via email:

You can also follow me on Instagram and Facebook 
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Toyo xxx

My Style"Monochrome"

Thursday, 18 July 2013


Hello beautiful people

Sorry that I haven't blogged in some time, I was experiencing some technical difficulties but its all sorted now. 

Back to the matter, today's blog post is on a mood board that I have put together based on these lovely Monochrome side striped trousers that I purchased from Newlook and how I would style them.

As for make up I would go for something that isn't cliché like "The Classic Red Lip" so an ombre lip would be perfect for me as it is one of my favourite lip looks and I think it would look gorg against all the black and white.

I hope you enjoyed today's short post and have picked up a few things.

You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook and even email me with any enquires, questions or comments. 
I'm loving the blog posts requests that I have been getting so keep them coming guys.

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Toyo xxx

My Drugstore Favourites x

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Heyy Lovelys
Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the sunshine :)
I've had soooo many request to do a post based on drugstore make up products that I would recommend for beginners and also for those who would like great quality but for a pocket friendly price.


For those who didn't already know I only began wearing foundation last year and this is simply because I don't think it is totally essential for me and i struggled to find my correcdt shade. I first tried MAC and Sleek but found that their foundation didn't match my yellow undertone well enough for me. I decided to give Mary Kay- Timewise Luminous Wear Foundation
a try since so many ladies had recommended it to me. I love this foundation because it is nearly my exact shade so I don't have to worry about looking ashy or looking darker than i actually am. This foundation gives me a nice flawless and radiant glow with a small amount so a little goes along way. 

The foundation comes in 21 shades from Fair- Dark and in two types:
Luminous wear - For normal to dry skin
Matte wear- for oil skin.
Price: £16.00

Even though this is not a drugstore product I just had to share it with you all as i have been very pleased with the results.
To get you hands on any Mary Kay products all you have to simply do is click on the link below

Enter your postcode and you have the choice of selecting a beauty consultant near you. 
Simply give the consultant a call and arrange a time and date.


The powder that I use all over my face after applying my foundation is by Sleek and is called Luminous Pressed Powder and it contains SPF 15 to protect against harmful UV rays. Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder is infused with light reflecting mica pigments for a fresh, dewy glow. I Loveeee this powder and sometimes if I decide I do not want to wear any foundation I use this powder by itself just to give me that nice glow.

It is available in 4 different shade so any skin tone will have its match. This product can be purchased from 
Superdrug or any Afro- Caribbean beauty supply store or even online at:
Price: £6.99




Eye liner is one beauty product I just cant live without, It just gives my small eyes this big boost of life.

For my lash line I use Loreal Superliner(1) which is great for creating anything from the dramatic ,thick winged eye-liner look and the very simple thin liner look. Another plus is how intense and black the colour is so you don't have to worry about reapplying and the colour becoming dull after some time. 

This product can be purchased from Superdrug for £6.49

For the waterline I would recommend MUA's Intense Eye Liner Pencil(2) which produces a precise and well defined line for accentuating the eyes with an intense colour finish. You can pick up this cheap and cheerful eyeliner from Superdrug for only £1.00

I have been wearing eyeliner for years now so I decided to try out gel liner last year as i felt more than confident with applying the basic liquid and pencil. Gel liner has to be my favourite type of eyeliner at the moment. I love how it glides on and the finish I get.

I would recommend Collection 2000 lasting colour gel liner.The packaging is super cute and small and is easy to stick in your make up bag and go.
Available in Superdrug.
Price: £4.99

Eyebrow Pencils

Ever since I started filling in my eyebrows for better definition I have used Sleek but recently I gave MUA's eyebrow pencil in brunette a try and I must say it is really good quality for its price.Sleek eyebrow pencils come in a range of colours from blonde to burgundy. MUA's eyebrow pencil only comes in the shades Blonde and Brunette and with this pencil it comes with a handy brush on the other end which is great for brushing all your hairs into place before and after filling them in. 

Sleek eyebrow pencils can be purchase in any Afro Caribbean beauty supply store for £1.49

Make up Academy eyebrow pencil is sold in Superdrug for £1.00


My two absolute favourite drugstore brands for lipsticks which I will forever go on about are are Sleek and BarryM. Sleek lipsticks give a high impact lip enriched with vitamin E and are also available in a selection of matte and sheen finishes. I'd definitely recommend giving these a go if you're after a decent priced lipstick 
that does exactly what it says on the tin. 
Sleek lipsticks are available in 30 yummy colours.
The quality is just simply amazing!
BarryM is also another brand which that I would recommend you all get your hands on , it comes in 22 shades so you are spoilt for choice.

I recently came across the new lip glosses in the MUA range,Intense Kisses lip gloss are £2 each. They are available in a wide range of bold colours and add just the right amount of glamour to lips whether you're strutting down the street or attending a big event. You can wear them alone or over your favourite lipstick for gorgeous kissable lips. I would say these lip glosses are a must have as they are really good quality for a more than reasonable price

The perfect high intensity lip gloss for any occasion!

Eye shadow

When I began wearing eye-shadow I would tend to lean towards neutral colours as I wasn't so brave back then.The two great palettes I would totally recommend for those who are beginners or just like neutral colours would have to be Sleek "Au Naturel" and Make Up Academy "Undressed Me Too"

Featuring a shade range that runs from the palest champagne to the grittiest gunmetal grey and a whole lot of naturals in between this 12 shade palette is perfect for all skin tones.

Absolutely Ideal for for creating the perfect look for any occasion.

Both palettes are available in Superdrug and can also be purchased online at :

Price: £4.00(MUA)

Lip Pencils

Lip pencils are available in every brand from drug store to high end but my favourite that I absolutely love is by NYX. They come in every shade of nude to the brightest pinks and purples. I would recommend lip pencils to those who have darker lips who would like to wear lipsticks that are on the lighter. Lip pencils are just great for keeping your lipstick in place so you don't have to worry about your lipstick bleeding.

For those in the UK these can only be purchased online at:
Price: £3.50

Some other lip liner brands that I could recommend which are easier to get your hands on are La Colors which can be picked up in any Beauty Base store and also Sleek which can be found in Superdrug of Afro- Caribbean beauty supply stores.

These range from 99p to £1.50 max.


As for blusher the only brand that I use at the moment isSleek. These Highly pigmented blushers are used to to brighten and define cheekbones and are available in 10 shades. The silky-fine texture provides long lasting blushers to create a subtle and radiant glow and suit all skin tones.Recently Sleek launched Blush by 3 which consists of the ultimate blush palette with 3 complementary shades in one mirrored compact. I would totally recommend these products because they last a very long time and also come in the most beautiful shades. My favourite is "Flushed"(above in the first picture)

Hope you all enjoyed this beauty filled post!
As usual if you have any questions to ask me regarding any of the products listed above 
or have a special post request, do not hesitate to contact me via email:

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Toyo xxx