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Thursday, 31 May 2012

ANOTHER 'HAIR MAGIC?' - SYNTONICS EDGE DEFINE

Hey Everyone, sorry about the lack of posts. My 9-5 has been kicking me in the behind the past few weeks. But the good news is, I've got quite a few posts lined up. So let's get to the first one on the list....

Perhaps it's at this point that I hang my head in shame as I retract a former statement that went like this: "OMG OLIVE OIL EDGE CONTROL IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE COME ACROSS IN A WHILE"... Yup, I am taking all that back because I think I have found something even more amazing for your edges.



This is by a brand called Syntonics, I don't really have much information on this brand only that it is a high-end product which works really well with all hair-types.
I actually bought this BEFORE I bought the stuff by Olive Oil, and because this wasn't what I was after, I didn't really use it as much. But once I got the Olive Oil and had used that for a few weeks, I found it lacked something. It just did not stay on the hair as long as I liked, it never got me through a full day at work.



So I thought I'd go BACK to the Syntonics one and see how it faired in comparison. And I must say, it so much better than the Olive Oil one. I know I made a big song and dance about it before, but honestly this Syntonics stuff is really good.. for my hair anyway. We all know with beauty/cosmestics/hair products it's all down to personal preference.

This is a RUBBISH Picture I know. Here's what is says "Provides shine and  ultimate frizz-free control for sleeked-back hairlines and short tapered nape areas. Directions: Apply a small amount and smooth with fingertips or styling comb/brush"

One very noticeable difference is that the Syntonics one is much much easier to apply. It's not as solid as the Olive Oil one, not as sticky and it absorbs quicker. It also has a 'minty' scent to it, but there is no warm-sensation (when applied) that typically goes with such scents, which is odd but doesn't bother me much.



With it being of a high-end brand, it is more expensive than the Olive Oil stuff.


PRICE
SYNTONICS EDGE DEFINE, Hairline Smoother - N1880

I bought this from a beauty supply store/salon in Lekki Phase 1 called 'Stylez' (A post shall go up about this store in the coming weeks)

Also wanted to say thank you to the ladies that replied my Olive Oil Edge Control posts with their products they use for their edges. I had no idea there were quite a few brands with their own 'edge control' stuff on the market! :)

Oh and in case you were wondering what happened to my Olive Oil Edge Control, it has found a new home on my sister's vanity table. It works really well for her. It's like I said, these things are a matter of personal preference :)

What do you use for your edges?

Laters,
Ez xxX

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Sweet Kiwie - Frozen Yoghurt

One of my absolute favourite indulgences in London was Frozen Yoghurt.... Summer or winter, I'd still get some Fro-Yo. And my number one Fro-yo love is SNOG!. Snog's fro-yo is 100% fat-free and you could get various toppings and drizzles on it.

Fro-yo is available in LAGOS!! I was soooooo happy when I discovered Sweet Kiwie. I discovered them on twitter, the L'Espace by LPM twitter account kept going on about 'Sweet Kiwie fro-yo', I was initially confused because I thought they were talking about sweet kiwi flavoured fro-yo... d'oh!.


They've got a variety of toppings.Cherries, Strawberries, Sweets


More Toppings... Peanuts and M&M's

Colour me weird, but I tend to love my fro-yo with no toppings at all. I just don't want anything interfering with my 'taste' experience and I always get the 'Natural' flavour.. Is it called 'Natural', dunno :s.. But the plain one anyway. Everyone who knows me knows I am THE fussiest eater on the planet. A chinese restaurant back when I was in university, actually put a new number order on their menu. I still remember it, it was '96A, Special fried rice extra spicy no veg, no pork, extra shrimps and chicken' lol. The regular fried rice was a number 96 on the menu. Ok, but back to Fro-Yo



Here's how I ALWAYS order mine. Maybe one day I'll get some toppings.... doubt it. Apart from the plain flavored one, I'd also recommend the Watermelon flavor from Sweet Kiwie.

PRICES
small cup (6oz): N650
Medium Cup (8oz): N850
LARGE CUP (12oz): N1300
Toppings (Any two for): N100
Waffle Cone: N700
Waffle Bowl: N900

Nothing beats a 100% GUILT-FREE Indulgence! So head over to L'Espace by LPM for some Fro-yo goodness!

Laters,
Ez xxX

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

BNATURAL MED-SPA

Hey Everyone! :) Last month my girls and I decided to go check out a few places in Ikeja. We went to Spa Lavender, Indigo Boutique (posts on these soon) and BNatural


I heard about BNatural Spa a lot when I just moved back to Lagos, I even got a mani/pedi at the one in Abuja when I went out there to register for my NYSC. But I never managed to get to the one in Lagos until now.

BNatural Spa sits on a very large property in GRA Ikeja, Lagos. They've got a hair salon, nail room, a makeup studio, a barbers', treatment rooms and a Moroccan Hammam building.



As I was walking around a lovely lady came up to me and asked if I was ok. At this point i was in the makeover room, so I assumed she was a makeup artist.



But she turned out to be the Manager and I when mentioned my blog to her she was so helpful and asked to give me a private tour.



This is the mani\pedi area. I love that this area is solely dedicated to getting your nails done. I was also very impressed to see that they offer the Shellac/Gellish manicure. So all you ladies that live on the mainland you can get your Shellac manicure here for N2000! I got my nails done and was happy with them.

Incase you were wondering the second picture in the collage above is the ceiling in the mani/pedi area. I thought it was so pretty, had to take a picture.



The Barbers'


The wash basins at BNatural are sooo weird. They are almost like flat beds. Which means you are practically laying down on your back while you get your hair shampooed, don't know about you guys I found this really weird and a little uncomfortable. But it was something new, I guess... For me anyway.

This wash basin is in the barbers' by the way, but they've got the exact same in the salon.



 I got my hair done at the salon. Nothing major, just a wash and blow-dry. But since I had a weave I was asked to sit under the hair dryer for a while, so the wefts could dry. After 30 minutes I started getting agitated, because the hairdryers are a little funny. I had to ask the stylist if they were dryers or steamers. Cos they looked like steamers, but he said something about them being 'American Dryers' or something. But they weren't really drying much and I was getting more impatient by the second. After a while I just asked for my hair to be blow-dried, didn't care if the wefts were dry or not. I'd had enough of the 'dryer', that wasn't exactly drying anything.


The 'Culprits'..lol... Can you see said dryers here on the right. Funny looking, no? Still think they're steamers(.... Just messing! :p)


Treatment Room



Colonic Room. Both my girls got colonics when we went back the next weekend. I was too chicken, couldn't do it! But watching the ENTIRE process was hilarious and disturbing. I'll just say we definitely 'over-shared' a LOT that day. lol


Outdoor Pool (at the top) and indoor chill out areas (at the bottom).


BNatural have got a lot of beauty treatments on their books. I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they offer laser hair removal (verrrryyyy tempted to give this a try). If you want to know what sort of treatments they offer just give them a ring, I'll provide the contact details at the end of this post.

All in all my visit to BNatural was lovely, I couldn't stop 'oohing' and 'aching', it was THAT visually appealing. Can't say much about the treatments as I haven't had anything done yet except one, and I've got a review on that going up soon.

ADDRESS

BNatural Spa

11 Oduduwa Way
GRA, Ikeja

Telephone Numbers: 08098028772, 08098038772
Email: lagos@bnaturalmedspa.com
Website: http://www.bnaturalmedspa.com/contact.php



Here's a little sneak peek of what's to come in my next BNatural Post



Can you guess what Treatment I got?

Laters,

Ez xxX