Thursday, December 31, 2015

NEW YEAR 2016 MAKEUP LOOK


Happy new year guys! We made it!!!! Woop woop! I hope you all had a wonderful entrance into the new year. This is a look I did a couple days ago but I thought it would be perfect for the new years. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

NO PRESSURE


Hey guys here is a quick outfit of the day of what I wore yesterday to go out and about . It is a very easy fall look that literally anyone can pull off.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Giveaway 2015 {Closed} & Thank you for 30,000+ views


Hey babies, first off I want to say a huge sorry (beiber voice) for not posting this give away on the day that it was scheduled. I really just wanted to have everything together before I posted it. A huge thank you to everyone that already entered for the giveaway, I love you guys. Although I wasn't able to get you guys exactly what you wanted I felt that these gifts were right up my ally. Keep reading to find out the other goodies I will be giving away, as well as final instructions on how to win.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

How to Slay a Bob Wig to look Natural + info on Christmas Giveaway


Hey babies, are y'all excited for Christmas, I am, it's literally hours away. Still christmas shopping? Well if you're done Christmas shopping and just need something to watch and keep you busy, you can check out my youtube video and how I slayed this bob wig (yes it's a wig, not my real hair) from start to finish.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Selena Gomez Victoria Secret 2015 Fashion Show Inspired Makeup + YT Tutorial


Happy #MakeupMonday guys. I feel like I abandoned you my lovely readers. I missed y'all, and I will kind of update you in whats been going on with me in my new youtube video below. The VS fashion show recently happened but I actually wasn't inspired by the stunning models, but by Selena Gomez who looked absolutely breath taking. 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

EPISODE 11: FASHION BLOGGER... Ugonna Nwaka


Hey guys I hope you had a great halloween weekend. I did, I dressed up as a monk....haha. Anyway, as promised #BasiBants is back, it took a while but it is back. Today I will be interviewing a very good friend of mine Ugonna Nwaka of yourstrulyugo. I have known Ugo since she was in her mothers womb… literally. We go as far back as our Aba days…haha…

Saturday, October 31, 2015

FAWLOW YOUR HEART


Hey guys! It's been a while I did an outfit post so the other day, I legit threw on anything I could find in my closet (keeping fall weather in mind of course), and went photo cray. Outfit deets will be at the end per usual. Enjoy!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fall Makeup #3: Peach x Blue


Hey guys here is a my #makeupmonday look that I am just putting up...kai I deserve flogging. But I hope y'all aint too mad at me. This look was super easy to do probably the easiest look I have ever done. Let me know if you guys like. I feel like it looks more summer'y than fall, but its cool, nobody's checking me. If Bruce Jenner can decide to be female in a heartbeat I can decide to do a summer'y makeup look in the fall....Bloop!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

How I Relax on the Weekends + Workout Routine


Hey guys! I hope you are having a good weekend so far. Mine is pretty good it's just getting colder and colder...ughhh

This is how I try to lounge inside and stay warm since I don't have a bae to keep me warm (yet)..lol

Saturday, October 24, 2015

How to make an ombrè wig + Youtube Tutorial


Happy weekend bae's. I wanted to share with you guys a video I put together on how I made this ombré wig please check it out on my youtube page Don't forget to LCS (like, comment and subscribe), to stay updated when I put out new content. I will explain in detail how I made it and other extras. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

FALL MAKEUP #2: DIRTY ROSE + YouTube Tutorial


Hey guys happy #MakeupMonday, fall season is here and I can't believe I am already bringing out my jacket :-( But nonetheless I am pretty pumped for fall fashion who else is? For this weeks makeup look I wanted to keep it still very fall inspired, but I found the only dark lippy I own is Mac's smoked purple which I already used in this post here, so I need to invest in more lippies. But I still think this looks very fall ishh...innit?

All details of everything used will be at the end as well as a youtube tutorial which is now up so click below to check it out.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

My first Tattoo + Experience ♥


Initially, I didn't want to make a post about this, because I feel tattoos are quite personal but I decided why not, there maybe someone out there that would like to know what its like the first time so here you go "My first tattoo + Experience"

Monday, October 12, 2015

NORTHPARK 5OTH YEAR ANNIVERSARY


Hey guys sorry no #makeupmonday today! Got a little busy but I will try to put up one later this week. Meanwhile enjoy this photos that I took while I attended the Northpark 50th anniversary fashion show. I had such a good time. I loved all the fall pieces especially the ones from Neiman Marcus, and the models were stunning. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Exploring downtown Dallas + Discovering SĘRJ Indie Cafe



Hi guys, sorry my Wednesday post is coming late. I've been having a great week so far probably my best week since the past couple of months. I didn't win a lottery o....so don't get too happy for me...lol But as some of you may know Texas is like my second home, I have lived here for the past 6 years, and can you believe I have never really explored Dallas?? Well I just up and went, and I want to say I can't believe how similar to the east coat it is, well Boston; you know the trains, no parking, fashion, etc. It's such a beautiful city.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Joan Smalls Inspired classic Red Lip + YT tutorial


Happy #MakeupMonday beautiful people. I had to start this week off right, to keep me motivated to follow through the week. So lately I have been obsessed with Joan Smalls , like really obsessed. At first when I used to see her on the VS fashion show I used to think ehh just another pretty black girl on the run way, but then just randomly going through the internet I ran across a video of her on youtube and of course being the curious being that I am, I did my lil investigation on her. She is such an inspiring individual added to her being so flawless, extremely hardworking and just very selfless.

She inspired me to believe that you can do anything put your mind into at any time in your life, she graduated magna cum laude from college with a degree in psychology and paved her way to the United States to make a name for herself because modeling was where her heart was.

Click below to see, the picture that inspired me to create this look, you will also see more photos of me in the future doing a lot of her runway makeup looks, why?? because I am obsessed with her and yes she is my new bff..lol

I hope you guys like, as always all the products used will be listed below, thanks so much for all your continued support...much love...AB!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fall Makeup: Night Moth


Hey guys, this is a make up look I pretty much made up, using my Sephora iconic pallete and BH cosmetics, smokey eye pallete. Seeing as fall is upon us I wanted to incorporate that into this look especially with my lippy which is Mac's Smoked purple, I thought it would be perfect for the fall theme I was going for. 

As usual all of the products used and some info will be listed below. Love you guys.....AB! 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

My facial cleansing routine ft clinique products



I wanted to share with you guys my morning ritual when it comes to cleansing my skin. I am very fortunate to have been blessed with pretty good skin that hardly ever breaks out or nothing but I took that for granted. I used to not see the importance of skin treating when I was much younger but the older I got, I started to develop a lot of pores and fine lines.


Since using 3 Clinique products, in just 1 month, I have managed to redefine my skin. See the products I use and how I use them achieve silky smooth radiant skin.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

April Basi x Zaful: Round Neck Sleeveless Dress


Hey guys I am so excited to be finally doing this post. So I partnered with Zaful.com an online shopping website to bring you this post. I was so excited when they reached out to me, because I am a sucker for nice clothing but at the same time I like to look good on a budget, and Zaful did that for me.

Zaful offers beautiful, affordable unique budget friendly pieces and most are under $40. They offer all forms of clothing ranging from new in sweaters for the fall season, rompers, pants, shorts, skirts, blazers, etc. 

I picked out this pink round neck sleeveless dress because it is one of those classic dresses that is a staple in the closet, and you can wear to any occasion. To a cocktail, dinner, date night with bae, graduation, and even church (if you're trying to find husband). The material feels really good on the skin and it is very comfortable. Although this dress was sent to me, I will definitely pay for it with my own money it is so worth it.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Rita Ora Body on me music video inspired Makeup



Hey guys if you saw my post on this outfit I am wearing here, my makeup was actually inspired by Rita Ora's recent music video with Chris Brown, Body on me. I didn't really like the video to be honest but I loved her make up especially her lippy it reminded me of the kinda lippy I'd wear to a gatsby themed party, so I decided to recreate it and of course do my own spin on it. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

DISCOVERING NYLO BAR IN DALLAS


























On Monday one of my sisters (friend$ that become fam) and I were on a mission to discover new bars around where we lived. We ended up at this bar in Dallas called Nilo, were we got some food, had a few drankss and caught up on girl talk since she had been working a lot and I barley get to see her. I had such a good time as always with her and our food was soo tasteful.

My outfit is almost 100% from the thrift store here in Dallas. When I saw that shirt I knew I had to have it not because I care about Maroon 5 as a group but because I loveeee Adam Levine he's so sexy to me...ughh he's just yum! lol ok moving on my waist coat was also from the thrift store, and finally my pants from Zara which I got a very long time ago.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

For the love of Stripes ft Nike Air Max Moire's



Hey guys I hope you are having a great weekend. Something I am very passionate about is fashion, so I have decided to show more of it on this platform. If you know me you would know that dressing up makes me extremely happy. I love people that dress well and even better have their own individual style. When I don't have anything to do I love to dress up and discover new fashion blogs. Some of my favorite fashion/lifestyle bloggers are Kenzas, Chiarra Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, SamanthaMaria , Aimee Song of Song of Style, Blair Eadie of Atlantic PacificVictoria of Inthefrow and so many more.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Warm smokey eye + berry lips with no false lashes


Hey guys this is a look I created from a look I found on pintrest. I hope you guys like. Details of everything will be listed at the end.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Gluten-Free Summer Pasta Salad + Recipe


My friend Guchi was kind enough to share here easy and quick summer pasta salad recipe with us 

Full recipe will be at the end of the post....enjoy!!

Baby got Legs


Hey guys I am back. I thank you guys for continually reading my blog while I was a away. I hope you are doing great. My exams went well, thanks to those who prayed for me. 

This is an outfit I wore on the 4th of July but never got an opportunity to post. I hope you guys like. I will try to post the direct links to everything at the end.....AB!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

06/26/16 Newport Beachinggg


This past weekend my friends and I went to the beach to kind of lounge and for me ease off all the stress from school. It was such a good time and the water was sooo blue. It was my first time going to the beach at sunset and it was absolutely beautiful. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tumblr Style Inspiration 4


These are some of the styles I have been loving on Tumblr...ugh if only I was rich enough I would have everyone of these outfits in my closet. I feel like a kid in a candy store every time I see a well put together outfit. So yea Tumblr gives me lifeee. I can't wait till I can make enough money to just shop shop shop till I drop...literally! lol

See more jaw dropping styles below....

Rosegold x Lashes + YT video


Hey loves I hope you are having a great week so far! I did another make up look with the  new Sephora pallete which you can find here . It has the most beautiful colors I have seen in a while in any palette and the colors are so highly pigmented. Also I switched up my lashes and I now wear the House of Lashes - Iconics. They are absolutely beautiful, look natural and feel very light. 

As always I will list all the products used for this look at the end of the post...x

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dealing with self acceptance...My story!



I haven't ever done this but I just felt it in my heart to do this post. I hope it helps one or 2 people out there. Around when I was 7, I started to feel out of place; you know like I didn't belong or to be honest that I just wasn't good looking enough to be liked by people. My little sister used to always get all the attention. Every party we went to, every social gathering we had, people would always throw it in my face that I was the ugly one of the two. Then came age 9 when I broke my front tooth from slipping in water, I started to feel even more insecure in myself and absolutely hated myself.; and the comparison to my sister seemed to never end.

Fast-foward to age 13 when this boy....uhh lets just call him M liked me. It was such a weird feeling I had. He was my friend up until he uttered those 3 terryifing word "I like you" I started to avoid him like he was the scum of the earth. This was all my insecurities kicking in. He was such a good guy to me but after all the years of resentment from people I just couldn't wrap my head around the thought of someone liking me. I thought to myself there are so many pretty girls for you to have your eyes on, why don't you like them? ...Anyway, my relationship with M became strained and we never got to date...this very easily became the story of my life.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Collaboration with American Diamonds Jewelry




Are you a jewelry lover? Do you have eyes for anything that sparkles and timeless pieces? Are you tired of the same jewelry pieces you’ve seen online and have a desire to create your own personalized piece?  If that’s the case, then you will love this post sponsored by American Diamonds Jewelry. I had the opportunity to collaborate with them and being a jewelry lover myself, I am so grateful for this opportunity.

American Diamonds Jewelry is an online boutique that offers exquisite fine jewelry and loose diamonds at affordable prices.  Some pieces are even under $50 which makes it affordable for just about any budget.
They have an extensive collection of jewelry ranging from bridal rings and bracelets to earrings and personalized jewelry. They strive to provide their customers with the highest standard of customer service and stand behind their high quality products. To take it a step further, American Diamonds Jewelry even offers free shipping and free returns on their jewelry pieces, providing each customer with a return label. The process is extremely pleasant and hassle free.

Feel free to visit their website for more details and comment below on their jewelry pieces! I would love to hear any thoughts you may have on these gorgeous pieces I picked out.

See more beautiful pieces from their website below.






Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Recent Buys/ Favorites ....Guess, Marc Jacobs, Kat Von D, Better than Sex, Daniel Wellington and more


L-R: Marc Jacobs-Daisy, Bath and Body works Twilight Woods, Guess Seductive, DKNY Delicious Night, and one of my favorite books ever Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso.

Its been a while I did a favorites blog post. And I just realized how much I missed doing it. This perfumes are all amazing but if I had to pick my absolute fav it would be the DKNY one which was gifted to me by a friend on my birthday. The MJ one is pretty good too. I would describe the smells but I suck at describing smells...lol but I will say it is very floral without being over the top. Its that perfect floral scent. O Bath and Body works is having a semi annual blow out sale, were everything in the store is up to 75% off. So if I were you I would be running there now...haha btw has anyone tried the Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume? I heard its amazing, and i'm thinking of getting it.

 O and that book on my kindle is a must read. If my last interview with Eveliz hasn't shown you how to be a girl boss. YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!! It's so inspiring on every level. If you know me you know I never finish a book, but I just couldn't put this book down. O and did I mention she is the CEO of Nasty Gal? ...thank me later


L-R: Stay don't stray eyeshadow primer, Kat Von D ink liner, Too faced Better than Sex mascara & Beach Bunny bronzer/highlighter, Sephora Oh my Gosh blush

As you know you can never walk into sephora and pick up that "1" item that you wanted and in my case I walked out with 5...lol p.s If you don't buy anything else here please get your hands on the eyeliner. It literally lasts a whole year, o and that mascara is heaven. It just fleekifies your lashes.


Finally being a watch collector, and although I just got this one in the mail yesterday I am totally obsessed with it. I had been eyeing the Daniel Wellington watches for a while now, and when I went on their website a couple days ago and saw that they were giving doing a summer campaign where you get a an extra strap with your order I was sold. The leather quality is amazing and you can use the code "RemixtheDog" to get a 15% discount. I got the Classic Bristol Lady

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Camels x Stripes


Hey loves I haven't had much activity on here for a while but since I was in Boston this Sunday for a friends BBQ I decided to do a quick outfit post before I got too busy to post it. I hope you have all been well. I can't wait till school is over so I can start posting here frequently again. 

Let  me know what you think of this simple outfit I put together. O p.s I don't know what it is about stripes but thats all I reach for these days, I think it's because it just gives you that effortless and put together look....which is so me...lol

 I thought I should share this quote that has been getting me through this past couple of weeks... When you start having doubts about the path you are on just "trust the path you are on" because there is a reason you are there. It was not by chance!! Love you guys...x

See more pics as well as outfit details below....

Monday, June 1, 2015

"Call me Caitlyn" First photos of Bruce Jenner as a Woman


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I normally wouldn't post this but I just felt the need to. Also being a self proclaimed lifestyle blogger I thought to get the view of my readers on this. This is "Bruce's" (as he was formally known) first photoshoot as a woman with Vanity Fair magazine. What do you guys think of this whole transition thing? Personally I am happy that he is happy but I am still in shock. 

See more photos after the break.... She actually looks really pretty.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Episode 10...MUA/Photographer/Hairstylist: Eveliz Tomety #GirlBoss



Hey guys! I hope you are having a beautiful weekend. I am so excited to be doing my 10th Episode of Basi Bants. This is one is with a very beautiful lady Eveliz who I met through a mutual friend. She is a make-up artist, photographer and hair stylist in the DFW area. She is so multi-talented and kick ass at what she does. Now if this literally isn’t your life goals I don’t know what to tell you...lol She is a truly the definition of a girl boss.

Enjoy the interview, I will leave all her information and all that good stuff at the end of the interview, so you know I want you to read till the end, and learn how to be a girl boss.

Leggo!

04/24/15 Meeting AdannaDavid + Photoshoot at the Boston Public Garden



Hey guys! I know I have been kinda MIA on this blog but I promise you guys its not on purpose. I have had to move into to my new place over the past couple of weeks, as well as get settled into school. I am still settling in and trying to see how I can juggle blogging and keeping up with school work as the summer semester is super short. But I promise I will be back on track ASAP.  

Without further due, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely adannadavid you guys might know them from youtube. You can visit their youtube channel (here). They announced on their IG that they would be having a meet and greet in Boston and I knew I just had to be there. They were such a humble and down to earth couple and David is just the sweetest guy. Their positivity was so infectious and I am so grateful I got to meet them. It was just so nice to be around like minded people.

After the meet and greet, the weather was so beautiful not to have a photoshoot. So my friend and I got to work...lol. Enjoy the overload of pictures below...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Episode 9: Me...April Basi


Hey guys so I had the opportunity of working with my friend Wanda Owoh of africanhearted. I was on the other side of the table this time as I was the one getting interviewed. I will be essentially sharing my personal thoughts on being an African living in the United States. Be sure to visit her website here, she was even kind enough to send me the shirt i'm wearing in the picture, if you like it you can order it on her website (it comes in different colors). I am also their entertainment blogger….yay me!lol... Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the interview and comment with your thoughts… have a lovely week..x

What’s your full name? April Ifunanya Okwuobasi

Where are you from? I am from Abia state, Nigeria

What does it mean to be African to you? To me being African is a lifestyle. I am African by the way I talk, act and interact with people around me.

What do you love about Nigeria ? I love that Nigeria is the “big apple” of Africa…haha I’ll explain. Nigerians are such go-getters; therefore I truly believe it is a land of opportunities. If you are talented and good at what you do whist still representing your culture you are likely to succeed in Nigeria

Saturday, May 16, 2015

James Kessinger - The Blind Artist. Must read!


Hey guys I am so excited and thankful to Grow Influence for giving me the opportunity to work on the James Kessinger project. I was chosen as the winner of the project, and I am excited not only because it is for a good cause but because I feel it will be very inspirational and beneficial to my readers. Before I go into the project I will give you guys a brief history on James.

How many people can say they still pursued their life long dream after facing a huge obstacle such as loosing your sight, and still be successful at it. That my friends’ is the story of James Kessinger. James a modern artist and a native of Kentucky lost his sight at 32 in 1978 after the onset of Macular degeneration (a medical condition that usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina).1



As this may seem like a “be all end all” for some people. It was not for James. He fought even harder to make his dreams a reality. The year 1976 was when James was diagnosed with macular degeneration.2 Over the next several years, his vision continued to deteriorate, and in 1979, he sold WK Products.2 Shortly thereafter, he became general manager of the packaging division of Belknap Inc. in Ocoee, FL.2 While with Belknap, he created, in Orlando, FL, Line Associates, a design and marketing company with emphasis in retail display.2 Line served customers such as Hawaiian Tropic, Proctor & Gamble, L’eggs, the National Foot ball League, Cheerleaders, as well as many entertainment and sports celebrities. He had many more achievements to come over the years.