The perfect way to start the New Year, is to book yourself a makeover with Chic Street Studio in Newlands. It was a perfect way for me to end 2015, with a Naturalist makeover, perfect for the Naturali-sta in me (by naturalist I mean being comfortable in spending my full day without any make up on). Courtesy of the team at Chic Street Studio and Black Opal Zimbabwe, 4 lovely lady bloggers (including myself), received makeovers under the FBA ZIM initiative. Nothing can compare to the service and hospitality we received from the Chic Street team; catering for all of our individual make up looks and styles.
An even more greater reason for me to research into make-up and tutorials for 2016 is the Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe (BOFOZ) competition, which is currently underway up until the 2nd of February 2016.
About Black Opal
The Black Opal Make Up range is an American Cosmetic range, catered for the Ethnic/African skin. Black Opal Zimbabwe is a sub-region of the Black Opal family spanning over 100 countries globally. Black Opal is one of the few local make-up brands in Zimbabwe that caters for Ethnic skin alongside Langa Cosmetics (which is mineral based make up locally produced in Zimbabwe).
About Chic Street Studio
Chic Street Studio is one of a few boutiques of its kind in Harare. It doubles both as a clothing boutique and make-up studio stocking Black Opal Cosmetics. For its clientele, Chic Street is a studio that offers one of a kind clothing (as they have their own in-house designer), and makeovers from their team of dedicated make up artists. Chic Street has two studios in Harare; Travel Plaza and Newlands.
About FBA ZIM
Fashion Bloggers Association Zimbabwe (FBA ZIM), is a blogger initiative created by yours truly to be a platform that caters for Zimbabwe’s Fashion Bloggers. It is a platform that further aims to create unity and integration with Zimbabwean brands in a new media environment of blogging and social media. Our initiative with Black Opal was to highlight beauty brands and blogging under one scope.
Onto the New Year; the blog is excited to take on new adventures. As with every year, there is always that flair of excitement and intrigue to what the new year will bring. We always hope for the best, and that we have an exciting year and bounds full of memories! One of the new adventures the blog might take on is an Online Store; driving passion to the full force, the store will be a representation of the blog’s style aesthetic and glamourous approach to budget friendly and quality fashion. In-between I will be sharing my style tips to make it all the more interactive.
With 2016 already underway, have you set your goals or resolutions? What are you planning to achieve in 2016? I know for sure embracing make-up falls under my list!
Happy New Year!
Photography by Concrete Jungle Fashion