Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Ghana Fever!

Two weeks ago it seems like every Ghanaian in London descended upon Wembley Stadium en masse for the first ever England vs. Ghana football match. I've been to a lot of Ghana matches but this one was extra special as it was my native country versus my adopted one. My dad made sure he was in town from Atlanta for it and we went along with some friends.

The atmosphere was crazy and we had so much fun! Andy Carroll scored for England and Asamoah Gyan scored a last-minute equaliser to keep everybody happy and it felt like carnival in Wembley Stadium. I decided to represent my beloved Ghana through my makeup (what else?!) and my "Make Fufu Not War" t-shirt by the extremely talented and generally nice bloke Kwabena. He's the person behind Kayobi Clothing and you should definitely check him out.

Both England and Ghanaian fans got on great and there was absolutely no trouble at all. This was the embodiment of what football matches should be like. Ghanaian fans broke the record for the most ever away fans at Wembley with just over 21,000 (!) of us and the match itself was a sellout with all 80,000-plus tickets sold. It was most definitely a day to remember and I can't wait till the next one!

I did my eyes in Ghana's national colours of red, gold, and green using my Sleek "Sparkle" palette. I was sent this palette by mistake over Christmas when Sleek had their 50% off sale. I ordered  the 'Bad Girl' palette but was sent this instead for some reason. I'd pretty much left it alone till now but I'm liking the colours in it. They're very glittery so there's quite a lot of fallout but the pigmented shades more than make up for this. I love Sleek and I've been using them for years however, it hasn't excaped my notice that their palettes keep creeping up in price. I got the original iDivine palette a few years ago for 3.99 and they now go for 6.49! They're good quality though so I won't complain too much.

Inner half- pigment in "Golden Lemon" (MAC)
Outer corner- "Cranberry" from the Sleek sparkle palette
Lower lash line- "Mistletoe" from the Sleek sparkle palette
Inner tear duct and highlighter- "Ricepaper" eyeshadow (MAC)

I applied "Exhibit A" blusher (NARS) on my cheeks and a nice lipgloss by NYX and I was pretty happy with the result.

Love, life and national pride


1 comment:

Leave your pearls of wisdom here!