MY HUSTLE: BARBARA& 1923





Meet Barbara Onianwah.  A Client Service & Digital Marketing manager in an Ad Agency by day and professional make-up artist and blogger when duty calls.
I have known her for the past three years and even though we’ve never met, we are constantly in touch as I harangue her for advice on products I need to keep my face clear and relevant in this arena where first impressions are very important<..,you do know that’s the first step in their assessment of ‘first impressions, right? Gbam! In your face! Literally.>
My consultations have been via twitter and with 100% success rate, all products she has recommended I use have been spot on!  She’s also responsible for the rather expensive brow job I caused furore about on my Facebook page while in Lagos..hehehe(my eyebrows usually set me apart the equivalent of $1 in Nairobi but Ms. Barbz sent me to a parlour in Lagos where they cost me a whopping $27).PS.. The job was just as good as what I get done in Nairobi..lol.
 It’s a pity our schedules have always clashed whenever I’m in Lagos and we are yet to have a personal encounter.
If there’s an enterprise whose growth and journey I have followed, its Barbara's. She started out posting simple photos from her phone of herself wearing make-up and constantly giving reviews of various products in the market. Occasionally, she would host live sessions on twitter where she’d engage her followers on a make-up related topic every week. She sought out information from industry leaders and would occasionally be seen retweeting new trends in the industry.

A few months later, Barbz set up her Facebook page and one ‘like’ after the other has grown it to gain relevance as a voice in the make-up artistry realms in Nigeria and slowly but surely gaining follower ship across the continent and world! She also set up her blog, Barbara&1923, to post more detailed information on her daily make-up looks.
Fast-forward 2013, Barbara’s name is now synonymous with make-up artistry and is constantly doing make-up for weddings, celebrities not to mention writing articles on the same on big platforms such as Bella Naija and StylJunki among others.

I love Barbara’s story because she has pursued what was once a hobby and turned it into a creative enterprise that not only chips into her growing bank account but also puts a smile on the faces of her clients. She is the epitome of patience and resilience..even when her online presence was but a drop in the ocean, Barbara kept on and did not hesitate to post on her favorite topic(take a cue Roselyn, take a cue. Note to self&others: Regular posting does wonders.)
Here are some of her looks and work:




Check out her blog and follow her on twitter /facebook as well to keep in the loop of new make-up trends, product reviews, do’s, don’ts as well as her natural hair journey and finally her alter ego who you just gotta love, Barbara the fashion blogger.
Barbz the Fashion Blogger


If you need some of her magic for a special occasion or your big day (..,when the boo decides to place embargoes on the direction I throw my winks and smiles at, at least make-up will be the last of my worries), email her here.

E-mail me here if you'd like to be featured on  'my hustle'.

Xoxo,
Kazini Daily!!

KAZINI DAILY: MY HUSTLE: BARBARA& 1923

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

MY HUSTLE: BARBARA& 1923





Meet Barbara Onianwah.  A Client Service & Digital Marketing manager in an Ad Agency by day and professional make-up artist and blogger when duty calls.
I have known her for the past three years and even though we’ve never met, we are constantly in touch as I harangue her for advice on products I need to keep my face clear and relevant in this arena where first impressions are very important<..,you do know that’s the first step in their assessment of ‘first impressions, right? Gbam! In your face! Literally.>
My consultations have been via twitter and with 100% success rate, all products she has recommended I use have been spot on!  She’s also responsible for the rather expensive brow job I caused furore about on my Facebook page while in Lagos..hehehe(my eyebrows usually set me apart the equivalent of $1 in Nairobi but Ms. Barbz sent me to a parlour in Lagos where they cost me a whopping $27).PS.. The job was just as good as what I get done in Nairobi..lol.
 It’s a pity our schedules have always clashed whenever I’m in Lagos and we are yet to have a personal encounter.
If there’s an enterprise whose growth and journey I have followed, its Barbara's. She started out posting simple photos from her phone of herself wearing make-up and constantly giving reviews of various products in the market. Occasionally, she would host live sessions on twitter where she’d engage her followers on a make-up related topic every week. She sought out information from industry leaders and would occasionally be seen retweeting new trends in the industry.

A few months later, Barbz set up her Facebook page and one ‘like’ after the other has grown it to gain relevance as a voice in the make-up artistry realms in Nigeria and slowly but surely gaining follower ship across the continent and world! She also set up her blog, Barbara&1923, to post more detailed information on her daily make-up looks.
Fast-forward 2013, Barbara’s name is now synonymous with make-up artistry and is constantly doing make-up for weddings, celebrities not to mention writing articles on the same on big platforms such as Bella Naija and StylJunki among others.

I love Barbara’s story because she has pursued what was once a hobby and turned it into a creative enterprise that not only chips into her growing bank account but also puts a smile on the faces of her clients. She is the epitome of patience and resilience..even when her online presence was but a drop in the ocean, Barbara kept on and did not hesitate to post on her favorite topic(take a cue Roselyn, take a cue. Note to self&others: Regular posting does wonders.)
Here are some of her looks and work:




Check out her blog and follow her on twitter /facebook as well to keep in the loop of new make-up trends, product reviews, do’s, don’ts as well as her natural hair journey and finally her alter ego who you just gotta love, Barbara the fashion blogger.
Barbz the Fashion Blogger


If you need some of her magic for a special occasion or your big day (..,when the boo decides to place embargoes on the direction I throw my winks and smiles at, at least make-up will be the last of my worries), email her here.

E-mail me here if you'd like to be featured on  'my hustle'.

Xoxo,
Kazini Daily!!

2 Comments:

At 4 December 2013 at 15:19 , Anonymous The Foreigner Girl said...

Great post!
Follow (if u like): www.theforeignergirl.blogspot.com.es

 
At 14 December 2013 at 15:38 , Blogger ROSELYN K said...

@Foreigner Girl..Thanks

 

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