THE BIRTHDAY PEPLUM

It’s my birthday week.Yei! This year I wanted to celebrate myself. I believe that we all need to do this often because the life we are living in is hard and we are in a never ending limbo. Spending time with family and friends is good but having time to yourself is even more important. We need to feed our souls with positive vibes and peaceful thoughts. I needed to relax so I got a facial from VLCC, a spa and beauty therapy company I was introduced to a few weeks ago.The facial was very relaxing and the beautician was amazingly patient and very knowledgeable about skin care. After the pampering, I went out for dinner and the dessert was heavenly.

birthday dessert
BIRTHDAY DESSERT

This week’s birthday look was inspired by Whitney Houston. I did the styling on a vintage project with Zul from Talaksi Photography a few weeks ago.and I am super excited to reveal the images to you. For this first look, I went with my big and bold maroon wig since , the “I wanna dance with somebody” star ,was often spotted with a big and curly hairdo.

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Looking serious for the shot
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The multi-layerd peplum top

My makeup was very subtle with minimum eyeshadow and a bold lip color that went well with my hair color. To achieve the vintage lip look, apply a lighter shade of lipstick towards the inner area of your lip and a darker shade towards the exterior. When doing big hair like this, you must make sure that your face is presentable and the eyebrows are twizzed/threaded/waxed and shaped all times. This is because brighter the color or the bigger the hair is, the more attention you draw toward your face.  To accessorize, I used gold loops, a gold necklace with a tassel, gold bangles and a ring. I decided to keep my accessories very simple because I wanted to give the outfit a timeless look.

reina kimeu 10I paired the peplum vintage top with a gold skirt. Metallics are back and I am happy to rock them. I also wore my strapy gorgeous black pumps and the look was complete.

I had a blast at this shoot because of the funny and talented makeup artist I worked with, Michelle Onginjo. Us girls bonded and even swapped fashion pieces.:-)

Photo Credit: Zul of Talaksi Photography

Makeup: House Of Awuor

Outfit: Thrifted

Jewellery: Gifted

Thank you for stopping by.

Happy July.

Love, Reina

31 Comments Add yours

  1. tsarina says:

    birthday well celebrated

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    1. REINA says:

      Thank You @tsarina.

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    1. REINA says:

      Thank You @rasta

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    1. REINA says:

      Thank you Doreen

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Awesome styling. ❤

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  3. Awesome styling. Happy Birthday, btw!!! ❤

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    1. REINA says:

      Thank you @kevin

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  4. Anonymous says:

    lovely you @ Reina..

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  5. Anonymous says:

    happy belated birthday…soo lovely

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    1. REINA says:

      Thank you @elle

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Nice read…lovely pics…….and happy belated birthday dear.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    keep them coming Reina 🙂

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    1. REINA says:

      I will.. 🙂

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  8. willy kioko says:

    Your articles are always masterpiece and this is no exception..

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    1. REINA says:

      Thank you Willy.

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    2. REINA says:

      Thank You Willy. You have been one of my most loyal readers. 🙂

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  9. Benson says:

    Its awesome dear may God fight for you ever in all de battles of life en bless u too.

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  10. Tommy Eriksson says:

    I love your article. Taking care of yourself is very important, because there is no one who can do it for you.
    The photos from your shooting are awesome.

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  11. sophie says:

    I love your hair and the peplum top.Perfect for a birthday week
    sophieatieno.blogspot.com

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    1. REINA says:

      Thank You Stephanie. I will follow your blog as well.:-)

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  12. Dococ says:

    What is that desert. just looking at it is making me hungry,

    As usual, a great read.

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    1. REINA says:

      Hi cookie, Thank You. I went to Soi and I cannot remember

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    2. REINA says:

      Thank You. I cannot remember the name of the dessert 🙂 I had it at Soi (Dussit 2)

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  13. Halisee says:

    Good stuff! Styling + Photography on point! And happy belated birthday too 🙂

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    1. REINA says:

      Thanks Halisee. I am happy to work with talented photographers.

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