ByMeneka turns 2! & Giveaway details!


ByMeneka turns 2! I started this platform to provide reviews and swatches for people with darker skin tones and I’m glad to say that it has done exactly that. It’s been an awesome 2 years with so many opportunities!

To celebrate 5K (well, now 6K) on Instagram, 200 subbies on YouTube, 150 of you on my snapchat (@bymeneka) fam, 100 on Twitter and 100 on Facebook I’M GIVING AWAY SOME FAVOURITES!

Includes the infamous Violet Voss Holy Grail Palette, Maybelline Vivid Matte Liquid Lipsticks, Benefit Blotting Stick and Rollerlash Mascara, Sephora Avocado Mask and Fuss Free Face Masks.

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Paco Rabanne Olympéa – A Scent Fit for the Gods – Fragrance Review and Giveaway

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Rose Gold. I mean…there is a reason that I am obsessed with this color. Just look at Paco Rabanne’s Olympéa Eau de Parfum.DSC00084 ccccBeautiful right? The second that I saw the images hit the internet I knew…this was going to be one of those bottles that I collect and showcase in my glam room. From the dusty rose gold to the glistening rose pink and even the warmer copper blend, the packaging is absolutely stunning.DSC00080 cccThe concept for Olympéa is based on the idea of a modern Greek goddess that evokes strength, dynamism and conquests. The bottle is shaped like a laurel crown and adorned with a jeweled cap. It is the female counterpart to the masculine Paco Rabanne Eau de Toilette Invictus, which was inspired by the athletic spirit, competition and victory.

When I finally conquered my lust for the bottle, I sprayed it on my wrists for the first time and…

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Tom Ford Black Orchid Fragrance Review + Surprise Giveaway

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It’s the scent that started it all. Tom Ford’s Black Orchid debuted in 2006, making it the first fragrance from the designer.

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It is a statement fragrance that is described as an oriental chypre – a rich and spicy woody fragrance. It has top notes of French jasmine, black truffle, black currant, ylang-ylang and effervescent citrus. The heart notes hold the spicy floral punch of Tom Ford’s black orchid which lead to the woody base noes of dark chocolate, amber, vetiver, vanilla, balsam, patchouli and sandalwood.

As opposed to the brighter and more feminine Velvet Orchid, Black Orchid is a classically dark fragrance that basks itself in luxury. Honestly, it took me a long time to come around to Black Orchid because of its smoldering spicy notes. I tend to favor more fruity and floral notes – more on the sweeter side – and Black Orchid definitely took me on a…

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Brighton With Style Counsel + Worldwide Giveaway


July is almost over. Wow! Where did the month go? I recently hit 6,000 followers on Instagram. Whoop whoop. I am super stoked. I can’t believe how much the Kim Dave family has grown in the last few years. I am grateful to you all for taking time to actually visit my blog and social media accounts whenever I put out new content. You make it worth it. You are a major part in helping me realise my purpose, which is to “inspire women to look their best, have control over lives while possessing hearts of gold ” ♛♛♛ Thank you for deciding to be part of my journey. Here’s to many more inspiring years ahead!
For many obvious reasons, I’d be having a worldwide giveaway. Yayyyy!. I would be giving away the Sunkissed Moroccan Escape Ombre Lips Set and Sunkissed Rio Beach Bronzer Set. Yep, both of them…

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Enter to Win a Dream Prize of NARS Cosmetics – Blog Subscriber Giveaway

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It’s time to finally announce our NARS Cosmetics giveaway and this one is solely for you blog subscribers!

For this giveaway, I really wanted to celebrate all of the new content that we have on the blog that was created to help you find the very best in fashion and beauty.

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Two blog subscribers will win one (1) set of the following:

  • NARS Audacious lipstick in Angela — Modern lipstick so shamelessly seductive in touch and texture the sensation is audacious. Unadulterated luxury glides on like satin across skin with single-stroke coverage.
  • NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Dione  — Mesmerizing Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow features a luxuriously smooth transformative texture.
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Never Say Never  — The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients…

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