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I'm a Visual & Musical Artist with an obsession for fashion. I started out as a beauty guru on youtube and now I'm embracing change and excited for what it will bring. Follow me on my journey...
I Dare You To Dream!xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Fashion Fusion

Fashion Fusion! DiY Dress & Makeup Tutorial

Hello loves! 
I'm back with a new fashion and makeup post for you. 
It's been a long while since I've done one of these but I'm really excited to start up again!

I was scrolling through instagram a few months back and stumbled across a post of Anna Dello Russo, wearing a dress by my new favourite designer: Fausto Puglisi. 
I instantly fell in love! His pieces are soooooo beautiful and his use of embellishments is just so me! 
After a few moments of envy, I decided to emulate the style and create my own version.

The sleeve detail is made up of cheap bracelets, necklaces and belts which I pulled apart to sew on to the fabric. 

I'm so incredibly happy with the results, hope you like it too!
Many more fashion posts to come!

Dress, DiY
Necklace, Primark
Shoes, Nine West
Nails, Barry M

I also decided to do a make up tutorial on my YouTube channel, to go with this look. 
Its my "go to" look, very simple face straightforward- appropriate for all occasions.

Dermacolor Concealer, D 20
Sleek Eyeshadow Palette, Au Naturel 601
L'Oreal Super Liner
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Mascara
Sleek TrueColor lipstick, Mulberry
Sleek true colour lipstick, Cranberry
Mac Lipstick, Ruby Woo
Creative Me #1 Eyeshadow Palette
Geleno Blush, #9

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Kim Kardashian Paris Fashion Week MakeUp Tutorial

Kim Kardashian Inspired MakeUp Tutorial

(video below)

This is my first ever Kim Kardashian look. It's makeup she wore for when attending the Givenchy show during Paris Fashion week. I think its such a beautiful look! Hope you like!!xx

List of products used;

Ben Nye Colour Wheel, Mojavo
Make up Academy Eyeshadow Palette, Heaven & Earth
Sleek Eyeshadow Palette, Original
MakeUp Academy Eyeshadow, #11 
Mac fix +
L'Oreal Superliner
Sleek Blush , Sahara
Makeup Academy Eyeshadow Brow Pencil, Brown
Sleek TrueColor Lipstick, Dare

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Night & Day- MakeUp Tutorial

Night & Day' MakeUp Tutorial 
(Video below)

Hello lovelies!
It's been such a long time since I uploaded a youtube video and especially makeup tutorial.
I'm back on youtube and I'll be posting a new video every Thursday and I may add some Tuesdays too.

Hope you enjoy this tutorial, it's a very simple, versatile look which can be worn for both day and night.
Comment below and let me know what you think!xxx

List of Products used;

Derma Colour Concealer, D 14
Island Beauty Face Powder, 
Mac Fix +
Barry M Dazzle Dust, Beige
Sleek Eyeshadow Palette Mediterranean Collection, Monaco.
Geleno Blush, Rose Red
NYX Lip Liner Pencil, Deep Purple
Mac Lipstick, Taupe 
Wet N Wild Lipstick, Sugar Plum Fairy

Below is another video where I talk about my return to youtube, why I left etc…
(I'm also wearing the same makeup look as the tutorial.)

Monday, 14 July 2014

Balmain PFW14 Collection

Balmain Army

Balmain has to be one of my absolute favourite designers. So when I saw the Paris Fashion Week Collection, I was immediately inspired to capture some of the pieces via my own artistic medium. 

Illustration for me, is a great way to own a piece of something I may otherwise be unable to afford. It also gives me a chance to style the pieces as I like.

I love everything about this collection. From the bold animal prints, use of texture; to the silhouette, fit & gold metal embellishments.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Fashion Blogging

Fashion Blogging

I didn't realise just how much I've missed fashion blogging until I just looked over my old posts a few minutes ago.
Maybe I'm feeling a bit nostalgic (mixed with a little pms) but it used to be so much fun!

I'm trying to sort out a way to take photos myself but the location shots are my favourite! 
-Hunting for backgrounds to compliment an outfit was always so rewarding when we succeeded! 
I'm determined to make it happen again!! 
Until then, I've picked out some of my very first outfit pics with links to the original posts just in case you'd like to take a walk with me through memory lane...

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Update: BisaNation.com

Update: BISANATION.com

Illustration by Bisa. Pencil on paper, photoshop

Hey loves! It has been the longest time! I've had a nice break but I'm back and it feels good!!
So basically, I've been drawing a lot and doing more photography.
I've just launched my portfolio website BisaNation.com which shows some of my most recent work.

I've been looking for someone to take outfit pics for my blog posts & I still haven't found anyone, which is the main I haven't been posting.
However, I came up with the idea this morning to use video stills. So I'll have fashion pics coming very soon which I'm really excited about!!

I'm at a stage of my life where I just want to create. I feel I have all the time in the world to do what I want, but none to waste doing things I don't have a passion for. 
Besides music which is a part of me... Fashion is such a huge inspiration. I'm not a very superficial person- I'm not into consumerism or decadence but I love beauty. 

We are surrounded by beautiful scenes in the earth and the entire universe! 
God created everything with a purpose but He also made it look amazing too! I guess I see fashion as a human version of that same principle. Something that serves a practical purpose but packaged beautifully.
Illustration and photography allow me to own a piece of that beauty without having to spend money I don't have! lol!

My goal is to be able to make a living doing the things I love…

Thanks so much for stopping by. Thank you for support!
Much love Bisa!xx

Sunday, 29 December 2013

'Midnight Rapture' Self Portraits

'Midnight Rapture' Self Portraits (video below)

For the upcoming new year, I've decided to perfect my photography skills.
In the past i have been quite apprehensive but in 2014 I'm making a conscious decision to be fearless and pursue ALL my dreams!
Here are some of my favourite shots…

I actually got the concept for this shoot in a dream. 
On 1st December 2013, I had a dream that Beyonce had released a new single featuring Jay Z. (This was a few weeks before her surprise album and track featuring Jay Z were revealed!)
In the dream the images had a whimsical, euphoric feel. With cascading hair and a slight silver cast.
This is my interpretation of the images revealed in the dream

When it came to the editing process, I took influence from the renaissance art period. 
I wanted the photographs to look like oil paintings, fine art pieces…

I am so pleased with the way my photographs have turned out! I hope you like them too!
Here is a Get Ready With Me video to show the hair and makeup preparation for the shoot.xx

List Of Products Used;

L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer
Revlon Color Stay Foundation, Caramel+ Cappuccino 
Stila prime Pot, Caramel
Ben Nye Colour Wheel, Mojavo
LA Girl Pro Conceal, Fawn
Ben Nye Luxury Powder, Banana
DermaColor Concealer DM 2
DermaColor Concealer D 14
Ben Nye Translucent Face Powder, Sienna
MUA (Make Up Academy) Heaven & Earth Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Eyeshadow Palette, Ultra Mattes, Dark
Kiss Rose Palette
Sleek Blush By 3 Blush Palette, Pink Sprint
Sleek Contour Face Kit, Medium
Mac Fix+
Barry M Eye Dazzle, Emerald
MUA (Make Up Academy) Kohl Pencil, Jet Black
L'Oreal Super Liner, Black Lacquer
Sleek True Colour Lipstick, Mulberry
Vital Lipstick, Berry
Vital Lipstick, Fuchsia 
Benefit 'They're Real' Mascara
Eyelure Pre- Glued Lashes, 191

Brushes Used;

Sedona Lace Midnight Lace Set
Royal & Langnickel, Silk Pro 
Sigma Performance Set
Real Techniques Brushes
Crown Brushes