In case any of you are new here, I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Barbados. I usually get a couple of blank stares when I mention the term “Crop Over” so let me give you a brief rundown.
Barbados was once the worlds largest producer of sugar. Strange right? Who would think our little is land, 166 square miles to be exact would be pumping out the most sugar and by-products. Dating back to the 1700’s, at the end of the sugar cane harvesting season, there was a big celebration for the slaves on the plantation. They sang, dance and fast forward some years later, the adaptation has grown to a two month long season of music, arts and parties (fetes) concluding with Grand Kadooment (the day you wear costumes).
To summarize, the season celebrated the end of the sugar cane season,thus came the term “Crop Over”. Go spread the word now haha.
So in spirit of the Crop Over season I decided to create this look which is perfect for Kadooment Day (or any carnival you plan on attending).
Benefit’s Pore Professional
Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation- Cocoa
Cover FX Contour Kit- Dark
Sasha Cosmetics Setting Powder – Buttercup
CoverGirl Bronzer- Ebony Bronze
MAC Gold Deposit Highlight
MAC Blush- Coppertone
ELF Eyelid Primer
NYX Jumbo Eyepencil – Purple
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish- Deep Dark
Coastal Scents 88 Matte Pallette
NYX Face and Body Glitter- Teal
Vlux by I Envy Lashes- Blair
MAC Eyeliner- Smolder
ColourPop – Bedazzled
Additionally, I have embarked on a new venture.
I have been jumping for the past 5 years ( and 6 before – in Kiddies Kadooment) so I’m more or less a vertan lol. After seeing first hand the difficulties women faced with finding stockings to match their individual shades I made it my mission to source quality stockings for women of colour varying in both yellow and red undertones in opaque and fishnet options. Let’s be real, if you’ve ever jumped before there’s nothing worse when your costume and makeup is amazing, your eyes shift down and these pasty stockings are on your legs- it ruins the whole look. My pop-up shop @cropovercorner has both fishnet and opaque options available along with your Kadooment accessory essentials such as flash tattoos, boots, body shimmers and hoop earrings. Told ya, one-stop shop 😉
G I V E A W A Y
As mentioned in the video, Im hosting a giveaway and 3 lucky ladies have a chance to win!
- FOLLOW @CROPOVERCORNER
- REPOST THE PICTURE SHOWN ONTO YOUR IG PAGE
- IN THE CAPTION PUT “@CROPOVER CORNER GIVEAWAY” #cropovercornergiveway (don’t forget to tag us so we can see!)
- SIT, BACK AND YOU COULD POSSIBLY BE A WINNER! THREE (3) WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED AT RANDOM
D E T A I L S
– Giveaway runs for one week July 3rd to July 10th
– Profile must be public to be eligible
– “Giveaway” profiles/pages are not eligible
Location: The Blueprint Store, City Center Mall, Bridgetown BARBADOS.
Photography by Diego Jeanty
Hair: Kayla Greenidge
Nails: Kimberly Robyn
BTS Photography: @lbornephotography
Costumes by: @jamboriimas
I know this was a long post. Wishing Bajans and visitors a very safe and enjoyable Crop Over season!