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Great news!

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m EXCITED to announce that I’ve been selected as one of the Phenomenal Women who will be speaking at the 2nd Anniversary event of Dark IS Lovely Young Ladies and Women’s Mentoring Program. The organization’s mission is to develop confident, motivated, and career oriented ladies through mentorship, networking, and event planning. I am truly honored, and cannot wait until next weekend! :)

My God is SO good! Thanks so much for reading.

With love,

Bu

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So this morning, I get a phone call from photographer, Yomi Black, to be the make-up artist for a photo shoot he was doing an hour from then. We discuss details, I coordinate with my driver, and arrive at the studio well prepared. Little did I know the shoot was editorial photography for UK/American based recording artist, Seyi Shay! I was honored to meet her, as I had JUST watched her new music video, ‘Loving Your Way’ on YouTube the night prior!

The photo shoot took about five hours, and I worked my make-up magic on her and served as her makeshift stylist + personal assistant between each and every scene and outfit change. Seyi was a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with her in the very near future. I am living my dream, and want to humbly thank every person who has supported Buchi Akpati Photography and Faces since December 19, 2011 when I started this business.

For all of you who don’t know of Seyi’s music, google her, YouTube her, ask about her, because she’s taking the music world by storm. Here’s one of her new videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLy5mH3Qjbc

I was SO excited to get a free copy of a few new songs from her upcoming CD! I shall be jammin’ to those tunes in the whip tomorrow on my way to my next assignment. Glory be to God! I am beyond thankful. Like..beyond!

With great love,

Bu

Can’t forget to #Tbt to my days as a “#YoutubeVlogger”! Ha! You can find my content at YouTube.com/BeautyBrainsandBu. I miss recording videos, but I just don’t have the time anymore. My absolute FAVE work of mine on there is my series entitled ‘7 Steps to Happy’. It’s in the 'Bu’ playlist, I think. Watch and see. Let me know if it helped you :)

*sings* Beauty..Brains and Bu!!
#BeautyBrainsandBu #7StepstoHappy #MotivationbyBuchi #Love #Lovemarks #Inspiration

So, to better share my experience from @TheMakeupShow with you, I’ll post at least 1 photo a day of people I met or saw again that YOU should know about AND follow! I had the honor of meeting THE @MakeupByRenRen, Beauty Blogger, YouTube Beauty Guru, Professional Makeup Artist, AND fellow highly educated Business Woman! Ooh wait, there’s more! She hosting #TeamAJCrimson THIS weekend in Atlanta for the @AJCrimson Pop Up Shop at @BlushBabyAtl Makeup Studio! Follow her for details. She’s THE definition of an Entrepreneur! #TheMakeupShow #tmschi #TMSCHI2013 #MakeupbyRenRen #BeautyBrainsandBu #beautyvlogger #youtubechannel #iloveigmuas #ilovemakeupartists #PhotoADay #Nigeria #Philippines #igersdaily #BAPhotoandFaces

Guess who’s hit 1000 YouTube video views for her @AJCrimson BB Cream Demo and Thorough Review video?? *twirls* :-D Yayyy!!! It’s a celebration! Thank you to everyone who has watched, commented, liked, and shared my content. You all make me better, and I appreciate each and everyone of you more than you can imagine!! Triple MUAH! If you haven’t watched this video or any of my YouTube videos, visit YOUTUBE.COM/BEAUTYBRAINSANDBU, Subscribe immediately, then proceed to soak in all my Beauty, Brains, and Bu content. Much ♥♥♥! #BeautyBrainsandBu #beautyvlogger #youtubechannel #AJCrimson #TEAMAJCRIMSON #BBCream (at youtube.com/BeautyBrainsandBu)

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Step 5 of ‘7 Steps to Happy’ - No Complaints

The things we think, hear, and talk about the most are the things which become our reality. How do we interact with others in a way that uplifts, gives God glory, and reflects acceptance of how things are in our lives instead of how we’d always like them to be? I hope this video gives you some insight and calls you to do some soul searching on whether or not you are communicating in a faith-filled, positive light.  

Thank you so much for watching!! :)

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Facebook: http://facebook.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Instagram: http://instagram.com/BeautyBrainsandBu
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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Official website: http://www.BAPhotoandFaces.com

With great love,

Bu

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Step 4 = Love Thy Neighbor

Being charitable, remembering to say ‘Thank you’, offering a helping hand to those who we have been neglecting such as: the homeless, the terminally ill, the mentally disabled or impaired, the incarcerated, the abused, the list goes on.  How are we giving back in a way that our contribution can and will outlive our existence? Not tomorrow, not later, not when we’re more comfortable, but right now! Living paycheck to paycheck can be transformed into giving paycheck to paycheck, if only the bare minimum, just so someone else’s life can be a little easier. I hope this video inspires you and keeps you aware of how much God sacrificed for us, and how we need to reciprocate that sacrifice to our fellow brothers and sisters.

Thank you so much for watching!! :)

Find me elsewhere on the web:

Facebook: http://facebook.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Instagram: http://instagram.com/BeautyBrainsandBu
Keek: http://keek.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Tumblr: http://BeautyBrainsandBu.tumblr.com
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Official website: http://www.BAPhotoandFaces.com

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In this video, you’ll be getting ready for work alongside me, my mirror, and my camera! Peep my signature dance moves unveiling themselves! This video/tutorial/random post was super fun to record and edit, so I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I loved recording :)

Products used:

FACE:
Josie Maran Argan Illuminator
MAC Matchmaster 9.0
Smashbox Artificial Glow primer
MAC Fix+
 
EYES:
Stila eyeshadow palette
Urban Decay Naked Palette
MAC Saddle eyeshadow

LIPS:
MAC Prep + Prime lip primer
Black Radiance lipstick

CHEEKS:
La Femme Sienna Blush
La Femme Terracotta Blush

Brushes used:
All by BDellium, MAC Cosmetics, and Coastal Scents
BeautyBlender lookalike from MAC Cosmetics

Thank you so much for watching!! :)

Intro music custom-created by Keran Sabir. Find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/keran.sabir and Twitter at https://twitter.com/KGS1986. She’s super talented and sweet!

Find me elsewhere:

Facebook: facebook.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Twitter: @BAPhotoandFaces
Instagram: @BeautyBrainsandBu
Tumblr: BeautyBrainsandBu.tumblr.com
Pinterest: @BAPhotoandFaces
Official website: www.BAPhotoandFaces.com

The good 'ole make-up Before and Afters!

Hello :)

I hope you enjoy viewing the following Before and Afters of my make-up work.

Thank you SO much for viewing! Please return for more posts, share, and I’ll see you soon :) If you haven’t already, subscribe to my YouTube channel (channel name: BeautyBrainsandBu)

With lots of love,

Bu

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S1 Season Finale | Need Ya Anticipatin’

Because I feel bad about not uploading a video in months, here’s my alternate Season 1 Finale episode, which can serve as a preview to what Season 2 has to offer :)

Find me on:
Facebook: http://facebook.com/BAPhotoandFaces
Twitter: @CircaB
Tumblr: http://BeautyBrainsandBu.tumblr.com

Thank you for watching, and come back to watch Season 2 episodes, which will be jam packed with everything Beauty, Brainy, and Bu-y :)

With love,
Bu

I arrived safe and sound in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday. The flight was so smooth, and I watched tons of movies and tv shows that I’d been meaning to watch but never had the time to. I ate, drank, took 3 hours naps after every movie, and made new friends on the plane. It was awesome.

However, what wasn’t awesome was the fact that NONE of my suitcases arrived the day I did. Or the day after. *sigh* Ok, one suitcase did show up yesterday when I returned to the airport and harassed the personnel. I pray my other luggage arrives by today, there are a lot of goodies in there I wouldn’t want a randomer enjoying on my behalf.

All in all, I’m having an amazing time here. I flew out here on my own, so it was a different feeling arriving at the airport solo, but I feel welcomed, a little bit more reconnected, and ready to take advantage of the opportunities my wonderful country has to offer. I won’t stop blogging, so please keep on tuning in to BB&B :)

I have a gazillion and ten photos to post and videos to upload, but as a photographer and make-up artist who takes photos on an almost daily basis, it’s challenging to upload them all. I will little by little, no worries.

I pray life has been treating you well and you’re doing great! Will update soon. I’ll be going shopping for a smartphone today, instead of this old Razor phone my Dad gave me for the meantime (or is it Razr?). I may end up being team iPhone while living here yippeeeee!!!

If you miss me too much, read up on my old blog posts here http://BeautyBrainsandBu.tumblr.com

Friend me on Facebook http://facebook.com/BAPhotoandFaces

and watch me live on YouTube http://youtube.com/BeautyBrainsandBu

as well as shop on my Mary Kay Personal website http://marykay.com/buchi

With great love,

Bu

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Products mentioned:

Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit

Sleek Blush in Pomegranate

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Virtual Violet

Miss Taylor Retractable Kabuki Brush

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