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Nothing changes if nothing changes

The only thing going forward will be the hands of the clock, tick tock. The dates on the calendar, turn the page, another day, another month. Before you know it, another year has gone by. Summer may be coming to an end but it’s not time to sing Auld Lang Syne just yet. Start today, everyday is a new beginning. What are you doing right now to realize your dreams? Life is too short to be treading water, stuck in the same spot and barely staying afloat. What did you want to be when you were younger? Before doctor’s appointments and past due notices got in the way. Reawaken the dreamer in you and start heading in that direction. 

I have always wanted to a write a book and here I am each day taking notes, planning story outlines and jotting down whatever comes to mind. Words become sentences, sentences become paragraphs, and before you know it… Look out for that bestseller! 

It’s never to late to take a course, learn a new skill. Start somewhere. Put your best foot forward, put on your new lip, shop here https://darksecretscosmetics.com/shop/

It’s a new day, a new you. Make that change.

The Eagles fell

Sometimes you have to want it badly to win. The World Cup is the highlight of the summer this year.
Those of us that are footie fans are supporting our teams and wanting them to do well. In my case
I am supporting two teams. The team from my native land Nigeria and homeland England.

When teams are playing I am a shouter and this annoys my children who are very typical young English
men with poker faces when watching a game of football. Well, today Argentina played Nigeria and won
by the skin of their teeth. As the saying goes, the winner takes it all. The game was gripping and I was
enthralled with skills demonstrated by both teams. About 20 minutes into the first half of the game
Argentina scored a goal by Messi. Ever the optimist, I thought the game will pick up pace and Nigeria
will be able to showcase their skills and tenacity. I was not disappointed a penalty levelled the score
and Nigeria needed to just hold their own to draw with Argentina.

Unfortunately, Argentina took the lead by securing another goal just before the final whistle.
This sealed the fate of my native land, they are out of the World Cup.

I was disappointed and deflated after the game. The Eagles fell but with pride. They played well against
a very experienced team. They presented Nigeria well and showed good sportsmanship.

Dark Secrets Cosmetics was inspired by my native land. It is important to never forget where you come
from so you do not forget where you are going. To celebrate Eagles victorious loss at my local pub, I put
my face on completed with my favourite Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick Violet and stepped out after all
my other team still have a chance of winning. Here, here to England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 we are in it to win it!

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Lot in life

The gene pool is like a lottery. Some of us hit the jackpot. Some of us came close with four to five winning numbers.
Some of us got a small payout with three numbers but we are still thankful. Some of us didn’t fair too well with only
one or two numbers depending on the eyes of the beholder. Yes, beauty is subjective but there are always those who
seem to have won big when it comes to looks. No matter what numbers you were dealt in life in the appearance
department, just as money seems to disappear in the blink of an eye, beauty maybe slower but surely will fade away.
Outer beauty fades. Inner beauty lasts a lifetime. When you are beautiful from the inside out, you will always have
the winning hand. You will light up a room as you enter it, you will always be thought of and remembered fondly.
You will leave an indelible mark in the hearts of those whose lives you have touched. 

So here is to a lifetime of beauty. Aim to be beautiful, both inside and out. It is always nice to work on our outward
appearance and apply makeup to enhance our features. The right lipstick does just that. We all want to feel beautiful
as we go out into the world, it is after all, your face that most people will see first. Whereas inner beauty is an energy
they can feel. Inner beauty is like a shining light, a candle in a blackout that provides such comfort and peace.
Being a light from within will help to erase some of the darkness in this world. You can see a light from miles away
in the dark, you have to be at close range to notice outer beauty. Inner beauty can be felt and always cherished,
outer beauty can only be seen and soon forgotten once the next set of lucky numbers comes along. So work on
being that light from within.

You are beautiful, shine bright.

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Which red are you?

It’s the finishing touch, full stop. Nothing completes your look like a bold lip colour.
The one item in your handbag that can provide instant glam or make you feel like a boss.
When you put on that perfect red, you’re up to something good, just know great things
are going to happen. 
Give your confidence a boost with a bold red lip today.

Put on your Misty Red and step out like the world is your runway.
Put on your Scarlet Woman and dance the night way.
Put on your Lola and command the attention you deserve.
Put on your Wicked Lady and that secret will never be revealed.

Perfect for the office or date night, or any day you want to look your best.
That’s everyday…when you look good you feel good.

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Five top tips for luscious lips!

Once you have found the perfect shade of lipstick, you have to take care of your lips.
Your lipstick will glide on smoothly, enhancing your natural beauty and you are
sure to be a stand out if you follow these tips for luscious lips.

5. Exfoliate the lips. 

You can treat your lips with products right from your kitchen cupboard.
All you need is sugar, a natural exfoliant and olive oil or coconut oil to add
moisture. Mix an equal amount of sugar with olive oil or coconut oil, about
a heaped teaspoon will be just the right amount. Gently rub it in on the lips
using circular motions to get rid of dead skin cells, rinse with water and
gently pat try. 

4. Kiss

Pucker up and put those lips to use. Kiss your partner, peck a friend or family
member, grab your kids and give them a big old smooch. Kiss your dog.
Affection is good for the soul.

3. Smile

Don’t worry, be happy. Smile at your colleagues, smile at a stranger today,
you never know how you could brighten someone’s day. 

2. Beauty sleep

Don’t forget your beauty sleep. Life can get hectic but a good night’s rest
helps skin cells repair and regenerate.

1. Wear Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick! 

Once those lips are taken care of, you have the perfect base for your new
Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick.
Shop here. https://darksecretscosmetics.com/shop/
Wear it with confidence and show off those luscious lips!

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Myah: This month’s best seller

This deep and dark matte lipstick is simply stunning! There is an incredible story behind this name.
This lipstick is about taking a chance and making it work. Myah makes me vulnerable,
protective, loved beyond all understanding and sad that time is moving too fast.
This lipstick is named after my granddaughter – Myah. She is a very bright six years
who is wise beyond her years and tells me always she loves me more.

Myah gives me hope that tomorrow is another day and all is well.
I hope this lipstick gives you the joy it gives me when I wear it.

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Makeup Tip

Toyin’s Tips 

When wearing makeup enhance your most flattering feature. If your lips are your best feature, wear bright or strong lipstick colours.  

Many women with melanin rich skin tend to have fuller lips. Accentuate your lips with a pencil liner that is as close as possible to the lipstick colour you are wearing. Alternatively you could use a lipstick brush dabbed on lipstick and line your lips that way. This works for me, I prefer softer lines. Many black women use darker lipstick liner, but I find the harshness of the colour could take away the beauty of full lips. I tend to avoid black pencil when lining my lips. 

Lipstick stories: Lola

Lola detailA lipstick to live by:

Be inspired by Lola, she is strong,
regal, touched by life and still
smiles through it all.

Lola is my most beloved sister.
Without her this vision would
not have happened. Family is
what we have, and I hope wearing
Lola will inspire you not to limit
yourself or dwell in what others
perceive. Enjoy wearing this beautiful
colour- my sister’s favourite and
live your life to the fullest.

 

First impression

With Dark Secrets Cosmetics lipstick for darker skin tones, first impressions matter.

She sat at the table in the corner with a full glass of red wine. Blind date.
She sipped from her glass whilst glancing around the bar. The atmosphere is pretty chilled,
some couples appeared to have been together a long time, others not, you can just tell.
People watching can be fun, but then a guy arrives, and holds her attention.

He’s tall, confident looking, about the right age. Is this him? he looks furtively left and right….
yes, must be him! Eyes eventually meet and nervous smiles light up faces. Introductions are
made, more drinks ordered. Let’s hope he can actually hold a conversation, she thought.
Turns out they were talking for hours, getting on like the proverbial house on fire, and are
still together today.

Our lipstick is named after this tale of romance. I saw it all happen, I was there –
at the bar named Wicked Lady. I’ve worn it many times, and it gives me the sass and
confidence to seize the day, I’m sure it will for you!

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