Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Makeup how to...for "deep chocolate brown" ladies

My favorite Products....


that´s me in my natural state......no enhancement, no makeup :-))))

I LOVE BRIGHT COLORS.....(you all know this by now), so why limit it just to my clothing :-))  I have always been attracted to this vibrant makeup colours in gloss magazines and i was like, surely black women can also get away with wearing such colours :-))
When it comes to makeup,  alot of dark skinned women seem to think that we can not wear bold and bright colors.... i use to think so myself until i came across some fabulous makeup "Afro Divas" on youtube. There are thousands of videos out there with great "how-to" videos for dark skin women. What i do to get inspiration is to look out for videos with ladies of a similar skin tone like mine...."deep choco brown" :-)  Over the years i came across some amazing videos on how to wear bright and bold colours. Through these video tutorials and lots of experimenting at home, i finally found what colours best suit my skin tone.

I personally love my makeup to be as light and natural as possible.....no crazy eyes or lips or a too heavy foundation. I believe makeup should enhance ones look but not change it.
So how do you go about finding makeup that works for you? Firstly, you would want to make a list of the types of makeup products you are interested in buying and then make a budget of how much you are willing to spend or can afford to spend on makeup so you don´t go overspending on beauty products :-)

My next step was to find the perfect foundation. For me it has to give a very natural finish and also match perfectly my skin tone. So i visited a makeup boutique / cosmetic store that allows testing. When there don´t hesistate to ask for assistance from the professionals. I did but unfortunately in my case it wasn´t of much help. If you live in Germany like i do it won´t come as a surprise to you that there are hardly any cosmetic stores which carry makeup products(foundation and blushes) for the "deep brown choco" skin. I tried several cosmetic boutiques and stores with very little or no success. When i did find one it either had very very limited products for my skin tone or just not the texture i wanted.

checking out the MAC cosmetic shop in Frankfurt

see who was there with me.....Lucy!!!.  She was of  great help in deciding which product best suits me :-)))

In one of this rare shops that carry my skin tone...(it was a MAC cosmetic shop),  i decided to do a test . The lady at the makeup counter unfortunately found only 3 foundation products that came close to my skin tone. Tried them on and 2 out of 3 was just not my kind of look. The third product(MAC Match Master foundation) was a perfect colour match and did look good too but unfortunately it is a liquid foundation....not the consistency i wanted. My skin doesn´t support liquid foundations, it feels like my skin is suffocating and it looks very unnatural on me... it makes me look like i have a painted face....kind of ashy look (like a black Geisha) :-))
I love the powder mineralized products best because they are very light weight and give a very natural finish. Unfortunately for me the stores out here don´t carry these products in deep shades......well, i had to find an alternative to the cosmetic shops.

got some help from a professional......

So if you are a deep brown tone like myself and you live in Germany......i guess this option of visiting a cosmetic shop to do some testing might not bring you much results :-(((
I wonder why these shops keep ignoring us "deep brown choco" sisters....how long will it take for them to finally realise they have to go some shades deeper......Well, not to drive myself further crazy with checking out shops and hoping to finally find one....i just took on my second option which is now my best option......Online Shopping. The great thing about online shopping is the endless variety of products to choose from in my colour range and the option to compare prices until you get the best deal. Also one is not limited to a particular shop, or even country. Since Germany is not so "deep tone"  friendly when it comes to makeup, i just have to cross over to a more "deep tone" friendlier country....thanks to the power of the world wide web:-)))
So i presently get most of my products from the UK and in exceptional cases from the USA. If you live in europe i would advice you first check out the european online shops or Ebay(great deals) and if you are not successful then you can check out the american online shops or Ebay.  This is to avoid paying import taxes......no import taxes(within european union) compared to the US where import duties most offen come into play.

my everyday look.....i love it natural .....just a sheer coverage with mineralized powder and a glossy lip balm

If you are a begginner in the makeup game, i would advice you first experiment with less expensive products before you follow the hype and go directly for the designer brands. Later on when you know what look suits you best, then you can check out the designer products...this will save you lots of cash especially when you are still just experimenting.  If you want to experiment with something, check to see if the company offers samples and use those for "try outs"....i wished i knew this as a beginner...would have saved me lots of cash :-))
Please don´t assume that expensive means better, that is not always the case. What works best for me is having a good combination of both high priced designer products and the less expensive drugstore brands. With this combination i can have the best of both worlds without having to spring my budget or break the bank.....this is just perfect for me :-)

I made this expensive mistake myself when i started using makeup.....i was looking for foundation products with a perfect match to my skin tone.....so i followed the hype and went directly for the high priced designer products but i later on found out most of the foundation products in their range did not really give me the look i was comfortable with, ......so i started experimenting with the less expensive drugstore brands and i was amazed to see what great products they also have to offer. Today, my favorite of all drugstore brands is Maybelline. They have amazing products for dark skin women. In their range i finally found one of my favorite foundations and i feel very comfortable wearing it. It gives me a very natural finish. The quality is top and the price is amazing, what more can i ask for :-))

Mind you though, i am no profi makeup artist, so this are just my opinions based solely on my experience experimenting with products. I am not a daily makeup wearer....i do it mostly for special occassions so this is also reflected in my "not so extensive, but just good enough for me" collection :-))
Below are my favorite products after years of experimenting.....

my "not so extensive, but just good enough for me" collection :-))

My favorite is the Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse in the colour "Cocoa"....
This is top on my list for drugstore foundations. The "Cocoa" colour is a perfect match for my skin tone. This is one of the foundation i can wear on a regular basis. It doesn´t feel heavy & suffocating like most fluid foundations. It has a consistency like a chocolate mousse, light & airy....it feels like being bare-skinned. It just melts into the skin giving a very natural and sheer finish.  This is perfect for people like me who want very light coverage. The way i apply this is using a clean finger to sweep on a tiny amount on my forehead, chin and cheeks then i blend it in with circular motions, using a dense kabuki brush. This gives me a great finish. If you want heavy coverage this product is not the best for you.

It has a consistency like a chocolate mousse, light & airy

Maybelline Dream Matte mousse in color "Cocoa"

My second favorite is the Bare Minerals Original in the colour " deepest deep" .....
This is top on my list for high-end brands. This is really one of the best mineral powder foundations out there. I love this product. I would recommend you get samples and play around until you have the right colour before you go ahead and get one. It is on the pricey side but worth every penny. I buy this product directly from their UK website.
Click here...to read more about this product and also to buy one if interested.

Bare Minerals in the colour "deepest deep"

My third favorite is the MAC- Mineralized Skinfinish pressed powder in the colour "Deep dark"...
The only down side to this powder for me is the price. But it is worth it. This is a sheer powder with a little sheen to it but almost unnoticeable on the skin. One can use this over a foundation or just on its own. I love it because i can use it on a daily basis without any foundation. I apply this directly on my mosturized face with a fluffy kabuki brush or a powder brush. A little trick i use is to lightly dampened the powder brush or kabuki brush with water before applying the powder. This gives me a velvety, flawless and very natural sheer finish. Don´t worry about the wet brush doing any damage to the powder....this is a baked product so it goes back to it´s natural state when dry. I got this tip from one of the "Make-up Gurus" on youtube called Gossmakeupartist. He is amazing and has great videos and lots of tips. I wish i had him for a friend then i would never have a bad makeup day ever :-))) Click here to check him out.

MAC mineralized skinfinish in colour "Deep dark"


For the longest time i was always sceptical about blushes . I just could not imagine if it will look ok on my deep brown skin tone but thanks to online tutorials i finally did give it a try. I did play around with some colours until i finally found what best suits me. I mostly wear blushes when i am going for a special look on a special occassion. My favorite blushes are from a brand called Sleek. Sleek is a UK based cosmetic company and their blushes are very popular on youtube videos. I can’t say enough good things about my Sleek blushes! If you are looking for quality on a budget you should definitely check them out. The price is fantastic and they have some amazing colors that really gives the high-end brands a run for their money. Compared to high brand products this is very cheap and you even get more quantity too. There is no beating this combination :-))

i love my Sleek blushes....i will definately be getting new colours come summer :-)))

The sleek blushes are very pigmented and will last all day, so you need a light hand when applying and a blush brush to blend out. I use a fluffy angled blush brush to apply them. The price is fantastic.  The only down side fo me is most of them are limited collection so you won´t find them on the website but if you do an Ebay search you will definately find them. But with so much product inside a compact i might not be needing any refills anytime soon. A compact is going to last for years :-)) My favorite blush colours from their range are:

Scandalous - this is an intense bright red colour. It looks scary in the compact but looks fabulous on the cheeks. It sinks into my skin beautifully and it has "that glow" to it.

scandalously red......what a pop of colour :-))

Aruba : the Aruba blush is from their Caribbean Collection. I wasn't sure what to make of the colour when I saw it It’s bright, it’s orange and so pigmented. At first i was like Gosh!!! orange on a deep brown skin? no way!!! but how wrong i was. It looks amazing on brown skin. This is my summer colour and i love it because it can be used as a day time look without looking too dramatic. One of my all time favorites.

my all time favorite......

Sahara: This has a sand-like brown colour. It gives this warm glow when applied to the cheeks. For someone my shade this is a not so intense colour. I use it as a bronzer and then add  some shimmering highlight to have that beach holiday look :-))
If you were a little heavy on applying blush and you love your blush shade too much to let it go, top it off with bronzer to soften the look.

this gives my cheeks a  warm bronzy beach-holiday look :-))

swatches ........on my "choco brown" skin :-))

I love using shimmery highlighters for a golden glowly look. My favorite shimmer highlighters are from H&M cosmetics and ArtDecor cosmetics.

my all time favorite...i am almost running out.....love the shimmery gold effect :-))

For daily use, i wear mostly lip balm and i add a neutral colour gloss for a glossy look. When i wear lipstick i go for the colour stay 24 from Maybelline. They are very long-lasting and very intense and i love the fact they come with a lip balm . My favorites are the berry red- "Burgundy 585" and the dusty pink- "Rose Dust 185"

very intense and long lasting

the only lip colours i wear.....:-)

I also love to use lip pencils to outline my lips before wearing lipstick. I found some matching pencils (from the drugstore brand Essence) for my favorite lipsticks . I use the lip pencils from Essence in the colour "Red blush 08" and "soft berry 05". To line my eyes, i use an intensive Khol Eyeliner also from Essence. Essence has great quality products for unbeatable prices. In Germany, Essence products can be found in all the drugstores like DM, Schlecker or Müller or even online.

my lip liner pencils and eye pencils......

For eyeshadows, my signature colours are neutrals. I love earth colours like brown, beige and also shimmering golds. My favorite eyeshadow palette is from the brand Essence called Sun Club. I love using neutral shades for my eyes because it gives this natural, nude look i love. For my lashes, i use a black mascara. My favorite is also from Essence, called maximum defination. I love it due to its flexible brush shape.....this works great on my curly afro lashes :-))

my all time favorite eyeshadows.....neutral shades from Essence "Sun Club"....that´s all i need :-))))

voloume mascara with a great brush, perfect for my curly afro lashes :-)))

I have just 3 makeup brushes(an angled fluffy blush brush, eyeshadow brush and blending brush) and 3 foundation/powder brushes(a short-compact kabuki brush for my foundation, a fluffy kabuki brush and a round shaped powder brush, for my mineralized compact powder. I store my brushes in ordinary cups and not special brush holders:-). I came across these animal printed-safari cups i could not resist having. Since i found them too pretty to use for drinking tee or coffee, i decided to use them as my brush holders :-)))

my short compact kabuki brush and my fluffy kabuki brush......

my safari brush-holder.....:-))

If you are really into makeup and love to experiment with different looks, then i will recommend you check out these two "Afro Makeup Divas" from the UK and USA. They belong to the favorite Afro ladies on you-tube and have great tutorial videos. They always have new tips and looks from daily wear, to divalicious to dramatic....have fun but while at it don´t forget to wash and clean that face every night before bedtime to get rid of all that colour :-) I personally use baby wipes as a makeup remover and this works great and is very gently on the skin  :-))
Check out the youtube tutorials. Click here for "Beautybyjj" from the UK and click here for "Destinygodley" from the USA.

Anyone can wear bright makeup colors especially if I can :-)). It all boils down to 3 things.
1). How you apply...... 2).Your Style.... 3).How good you look wearing it.....so don´t be afraid of colours...go ahead, experiment and colour up your life :-)))

a little dramatic for that special occasion......

with my favorite "Aruba" blush and "Rose Dust" lipstick and some shimmering highlighter for the eyes .....

with my Maybelline Dream mousse foundation and my berry red "Burgundy" lipstick

a little dramatic with the scandalously red blush....."Scandalous" from sleek :-)))

Hope my post was of some help especially to those thinking of starting up with makeup and have no clue where to begin. Wish you all a great week and stay cool until we meet again.

from "Deutschland" with luv,

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ambiente 2012

Frankfurt´s International "Consumer-goods" Trade Fair.


Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds where the "Ambiente 2012" took place.

Ambiente is the largest and oldest international trade show for consumer goods. This fair is only open to trade visitors, access is not available to private visitors. It took place at the Frankfurt Fair Grounds from the10th - 14th February 2012. The show is segmented into categories including Dining, Living and Giving. The show attracts over 145,000 trade visitors and 4,500 international exhibitors. It is the most important business to business platform for manufacturers, retailers, designers and other trade professionals from all over the world.  
"No matter whether you are active in the table, kitchen and household segment, in the world of giving or in the home, furnishing and decorating sector, you can give your business chances a great boost at Ambiente". Click here for additional information on this trade fair.

Over the weekend of 11th February, Lucy and I had the opportunity to visit the Ambiente Trade Fair. We were invited by the  south african embassy courtesy of Lucy´s cousin, Josephine.(Remember her from this post). With such a vast product variety at the exhibition, i think even if we had all the 96 hours of the 4 days the show lasted at our disposal, it still wouldn´t have been possible to see everything on display. So,with just one day and a few hours to go and over 4500 exhibitors, where does one begin to look :-)) Like i would say in german..."die Qual der Wahl" meaning "the agony of choice"....yes we were indeed spoilt for choice but since we were on a business mission and not a pleasure trip, it did help us choose wisely:-) I´m sure you all can guess already to which exhibitors we headed off to first :-))

moi & Lucy .....at the "Ambiente 2012"....we were excited to be there:-))

Yes, to the south african delegation of course :-) It was a great feeling to see africa represented so positively out there. The south african exhibitors were very friendly and very welcoming too, and they took the time to answer our many questions on their products.  I really loved the handmade arts and crafts they hade to offer. This just goes to show "Made in Africa" also does have lots of potential in the world market. I wish more african countries will take the intiative and promote their homemade products in shows like this.

at the south african exhibition hall

Lucy having small talks :-)))

Being this fair is open only to trade visitors, and not the general public, photography of products was strictly prohibited except with permission from exhibitors. The Frankfurt Trade Fair is really big on "Protection against Brand and Product piracy". This could be seen and felt all over the exhibition halls. So due to this reason we took no photos of products on display. But for you, our dear readers, we went the extra mile to get a few exclusive photos so you can have a feel of what the day was like for us :-) These photos were taken with permission from the south african delegation leader and we took photos only at the south african exhibition corner. Photos with products on display were taken with consent of the artists/traders. At this point, i would love to say, please don´t use these photos for whatever purposes without our consent.

from L to R- moi, Josephine, Marion(south african embassy Germany) & marketing officer colleaque.

Lucy with the delegation :-))

Talking to some of the exhibitors we also got to identify some of the problems and challenges the "Made in Africa" hand crafted items and products do face in the european market. Over the years most of the exhibitors have gathered enough experience with the european market and have also adapted their products accordingly.  From what we gathered talking to various exhibitors, i came to the conclusion to be successful as an african carftsman/artist/trader in europe, one has to come up with a unique style and a perfect blend/mix of the products one wishes to offer.
For african craftsmen/artist to be successful out here in europe, the products have to appeal not just to the afro community but the european community as well. It is all about finding that unique style which represents a perfect blend/mix of both the afro and euro culture. This is what i would like to term finding your own unique "Afro meets Euro" style :-)) It is about finding that special something in the afro piece you create and blending it in or complementing it with a european touch.

tea time with Lucy..... :-))

we loved the designs of Jubulani Jewellery......afro-euro style designs and excellent quality

 For example, the german market likes sleek and classic colours and our very colourful, bright and vibrant afro motives are most often " too busy " for the average german eye.
If i was to produce for the german market say africa inspired dresses... i would choose sleek and classic background colours(white, beige, brown, black) instead of our vibrant colours..... and to give the dress the afro touch, i will add trimmings using our colourful african motives. The colourful trimmings will give the dress the necessary "pop of colour" which is typical of our african dresses but at the same time keeping it classic and sleek and not "too busy" for the non-afro eye :-))) This dress will definately have a greater potential to appeal to both afro & euro communities alike compared to a typical traditional dress.
This concept also applies to other branches be it in the home, furnishing or decorating sector. If more of our african craftsmen/artists could elaborate on this concept, and most importantly concentrate on the quality of their products and not just quantity, i believe they will have little or no problem in making a name in the european market and why not the world. 

with the charming Paula of Jubulani Jewellery

It was quite a fun and very inspiring day for us and we got lots of motivation too. We got to meet and made business contacts with some great people too. Thanks Josephine for giving us the chance to have a sneak peak in the world of "consumer-goods" trading. This brought us one step closer to our big dream of someday making it into the leaque of the successful afro-lady entrepreneurs :-)))

with the designer of Mhayise Designs.....she makes jewelry out of soda cans.

Back home i couldn´t wait to go through my list of new contacts and also make a decision of what products we loved the most :-)

booklet with contact details of the south african exhibitors at Ambiente 2012

one of the many pieces we couldn´t resist from Jubulani Jewelry.......great summer colours.

Lucy couldn´t resist this beautiful ethno design brass jewelry :-))

For all of you already in the consumer-good business and you want to grow your business in europe, now you know where to go to give your business a great boost. Hope to see some of you there next year and who knows, you just might turn out be one of our future business partners....never say never :-))

back at home after a long and inspiring day......i feel good and summery :-)))))

Drop us a mail at (AfromeetsEuro@gmail.com) if you want to share any infos or if you have questions. I wish you all a great week and stay cool as always until we meet again.

click here for photos of our adventures.....

from "Deutschland" with luv,

Monday, February 13, 2012

RIP...Whitney Houston(1963-2012)

My heart bleeds..........


The death of Whitney cuts like a knife deep into my soul. I grew up adoring her and as a little girl i would dance to her songs all day and dream i was one of her dancers.....may your soul finally find peace. You may be gone but your music will live forever in my heart.......I will always love you.

from "Deutschland" with luv

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Beat the "Winter Blues".......

colour up your life. 

where did the sun go???..........wishing i was there now :-))

"My soul is full of longing
For the secret of the sea,
And the heart of the great ocean
Sends a thrilling pulse through me."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Has any of you seen the sun lately? Please tell her she needs to report (urgently) on duty. Tell her good old Germany badly needs her services like right now :-) The bitter cold siberian wind has taken over the land and it is slowly changing me into the evil "Snow Queen" :-)) I need you sun, to send down your warm rays and rescue my soul before it completely transcends into the dark underworld.....:-((

Winter is in full force and the last days out here have been bitter cold(-16°C). This is my worst nightmare as an Afro lady with a sunshine heart and soul :-) I know everyone reacts differently but even the best of us can get a little down when it comes to such extreme temperatures. Mind you, i am one very tough cookie but this time around i must admit defeat :-(( The Winter Blues did get to me this year. The last days i have been analysing my symptons and working on a fight back plan to keep it from staying on :-)
Ok, you all don´t have to start thinking she needs to go to a doctor and get some proper help and all that bla, bla, bla, stuff ok :-)) Mind you, i am not yet in the clinical depressed state ok. Besides if things get out of control(which i strongly doubt) i will get some help :-)))This is me just trying to humorize the blues and make it not look so depressive like it always sounds. Ok now that we have that cleared lets get back to.....where was i ??? Oh yes......

i feel like i am changing into an ice-hearted "Snow Queen"...... :-)) (photo source:click)

My mood is down and gloomy just like the weather outside and it makes me want to just lash out and be bitchy or even mean. I want to lash out at the freezing weather....grrrrrrrhhhhhhhh!!!!! Yes, lash out at the people who aint sitting out here like me with a freezing weather outside. Lash out at those who have a beautiful, warm and sunny weather but are complaining and wishing they were here instead........
How much i envy those back home(africa) walking around in their summer clothes, enjoying the sun and out door living. Well, some of them just don´t get it when i say i envy them. They find it amusing that i can be envious of them living back in africa. On the contrary, they say they are the ones who are envious of us living "the dream life" out here in europe. Sometimes one tries really hard to convince them ...all that glitters is not gold....but no one is truely listening, let alone believing it isn´t paradise out here. At moments like now with these extreme temperatures outside, i get this really funny thoughts running through my mind.........:-))

For those friends/relatives who can´t stop singing how lucky one is living in europe and who will stop at nothing to join you in dreamland,.....this is the perfect time to make them come over for a visit. I can just imagine the expression on their faces when they jump out of the plane all excited and bang!!!! it is -15°C. What a shock from 25°C to -15°C.....that is a great welcome to "paradise/dreamland".......Welcome to paradise where it gets freezing cold in winter and we walk around packed up in layers of clothing. We practically have no outdoor lives for months. I wonder if this will finally get the message home.....:-))
I guess some of you are wondering why would she want to do a thing like that?? he, he, he, well, lets just say that´s not me talking right now.....it´s the blues....so blame it on the winter blues. Remember, it makes me want to lash out and be mean :-))

But seriously, i am lashing out not because i am mad at them.....not at all. I do lash out because i envy them for being there, where the sun so brightly shines and more because they are not even aware of this priceless luxury at their disposal. People are paying hard end cash out here to get the sunlight effect in sun studios. I have been that close to trying out one myself just to have that warm sunny feeling even if just for a few minutes. But you all can guess the answer to that.....i am pretty much too tanned already for a sun studio visit anyways......i might just get out with the deepest dark tan ever......too risky :-))))
Hey you reading this now, if you belong to this group of "europe is paradise" thinkers, please listen to a sister when she says "paradise" is not a particular destination and it is definately not europe especially in winter.....

a "Rainmaker" at work. I wish he could help with this cold :-)
Ok, so how do i go about beating this blues. How do i get my vibrant and bubbling self back before the nasty cold fingers of this awful winter, squeeze the last "good mood" out of my winter beaten soul :-) Yes, i have to react quickly and fight back before i am finally crowned the "Snow Queen" of 2012 :-))

If i was back in africa maybe i would have called upon my ancestors for help. Back home(africa), when the weather gets out of control one can ask for help from the ancestors through a medium called a "Rainmaker". For example if it rains heavily for days without end and there is a great festival planned one can ask for help from a "Rainmaker". He will hold back the rain for the festival and also they are also known to make it rain too especially to help the harvest. Please don´t ask how it works because i have no clue myself :-) I am no expert when it comes to traditional beliefs and rituals.....all i know is, it is part of a traditional ritual. It will be really cool though if they have a ritual to help stop the cold :-)) Well, i think that will  be a little tricky and challenging though since we have no winters back there and so they have practically no experience with freezing cold weather. Hey!! any "Cold stoppers" out there? Your services are badly needed out here :-)) 

  i take my inspirations from the ocean..it always inspires me to be calm and focus.

"When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Well, well, only me can help myself here i guess :-) So to bring my mood up once again, i am just going to do what i already love doing.......Colouring up my world. Yes, colours!!! You all know me by now with my colours. I can never get enough of colours, colours and more colours :-) So if you are down with the blues like me why not lift up your mood with some colours. Embrace the dreadful winter temperatures with some bright, vibrant and colourful out wears.  Don´t be afraid to experiment. Be creative and be your own master painter. There are no rules to follow just mix and match and have fun as you go along........think about what you miss the must in winter and bring in colours that remind you of this. I miss the warmth of the sun like crazy and i wouldnt mind chilling out at the beach right now,.....watching the waves and lazying in the sun with no care in the world :-)

i can never get enough of the magical beauty of the ocean :-)

"The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace."
- Kate Chopin

So for me it´s going to be bright/dark orange tones representing the sun. Me loving the ocean like i do, i will definately go for blue tones too. Royal blue and cobalt jewel colour is all about the deep calming colours of dark intense blues that we can find deep down in the ocean water. Orange and blue are certainly statement making colours when it comes to dresses and they can also be used for colour blocked pieces or as stunning stand alone colours. These colours also compliment the afro lady´s deep tanned complexion :-)) I have played around with both colours and put together some looks i will personally wear . In the photos below are the results of some of my mix-match experiments.

Beat the "Winter Blues" with blue......

Click here and here to check out the community from where i created my mix-match colourful winter inspiration sets.If you are not yet a member out there, and you love fashion and style and also love to be creative....then click here and register. Join the Polyvore community and get inspired by meeting other creative fashionistas.

Let the sun shine & colour up your life...

Now i feel good after playing and mix-matching all these good mood colours :-)) Hope you are all feeling good too....if yes, why not join me dance to my favorite good mood song......Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now..........Keep that mood high and have fun mix-matching your blues away :-) Until we meet again, stay cool :-).......
I feel good, I knew that I would, so good, so good, I got you.....................:-)))))

from "Deutschland" with luv,