It’s the final P?NK manicure for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we wpuld like to say thank you to everyone who joined in on our campaign!

Thank you to the salons & nail-techs we worked with to make it happen:
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@kennysnailbar , @michaels_nails , @thenailboutiqueng & @anneeliserealhair
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And of course thanks to our polish sponsor : The Painted Nail. Who also offered 20% off all pink polishes retailed on their site.

The month isn’t quite over yet and we saved the best deal for last: 50% OFF all Pink Gel Manicures (details at the end of this post)

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

Manicure: The Nail Boutique

Location: Walex Hub, 5 Wole Ariyo Street off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Service: Pink Gel Manicure (with Nail Art & 3D Chrome)


BiL READERS GET 50% OFF ALL PINK GEL MANICURES

 

As part of our #BiLPinktober, BiL Readers get 50% off Pink Gel Manicures at The Nail Boutique all month long! Simply quote ‘BiL’.

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Back with some more information about the Beauty West Africa Exhibition scheduled to take place from November 21st-23rd 2018 at The Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. If you’d like to catch-up on our introductory post about this event, click here

As part of the event the Beauty West Africa team have put together stimulating, free-to-attend, conferences that will run over the three days. The overarching theme for the Conference is ‘The Beauty Economy and the Future of the Nigerian Beauty Industry’ and is sponsored by the Bank of Industry, supported by the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC). Opening the conference will be Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Lagos State Government.

 

 

Among the speakers will be Tara Fela Durotoye (CEO of House of Tara International), Pamela Olatunji – (Medical Aesthetician and Founder of Spectrum Beauty Institute), Dr Vivian Oputa (Founder Derma Care and Brand Trainer for Biologique Recherche) & Kofo Martins (Executive Director, The Opral Benson Beauty Training Institute); to name a few.

 

The conferences have been carefully & strategically put together to enable Aspiring/Established Beauty Entrepreneurs, Practitioners, Manufacturers & Retailers gain more insight and understanding of the Nigerian Beauty Industry.

Presentations and forums scheduled for the Conferences include:

  • How to build strategic partnerships to fast-track a beauty business
  • Setting up a successful distribution and retail business
  • Marketing strategies, brand building and business diversification
  • How to use digital media to drive sales and the role of new media in shaping the growth of the beauty sector
  • Exporting products and developing sales channels in Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond
  • Surgical and non-surgical beauty enhancement
  • Meeting standards and expectations in beauty product manufacturing and supply

 

Details of the conference programme:

Beauty West Africa takes place from November 21st-23rd 2018 at The Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. The three-day event will be reserved for trade visitors for the first two days (November 21-22), but will open up to the general public for the last day (November 23).

Days 1-2 (Trade Only): http://www.beautywestafrica.com/conference-programme

Day 3 (Trade and Public): http://www.beautywestafrica.com/conference-programme-day-3

 


REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCES

Beauty West Africa takes place at the Landmark Centre, Lagos from November 21st-23rd 2018. With over 3,000 people expected to attend the event, places in the conference sessions will be at a premium, so early registration is highly recommended.

T0 register: http://www.beautywestafrica.com/pre-register

 

SIGN-UP FOR AN EXHIBITION BOOTH

Beauty West Africa offers an exclusive once-a-year opportunity for the local beauty sector to engage with international companies offering such a broad range of products from cosmetics to perfumes, hair to personal care.

Businesses wishing to exhibit are advised to contact Georgina Lloyd, Exhibition Manager:

Telephone: +44 (0) 2476 158100

Email: info@beautywestafrica.com

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We’ve gone P?NK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We would LOVE for every single one you to join in, which is why we’ve collaborated with some of the best Nail Techs/Salons to offer deals/discounts off Pink Manicures:
.
@kennysnailbar , @michaels_nails , @thenailboutiqueng & @anneeliserealhair
.
We’ve also partnered with The Painted Nail to offer 20% off all pink polishes retailed on their site. This is for our all you guys who prefer to paint their nails themselves. So we’ve got EVERYONE covered. Let’s all lend our hands (voices) to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Who’s in?

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

Manicure: Anne Elise Salon

Location: 17B Jon-Vic Igbonuago Street, off Chris Maduike Drive, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Service: Nail Art Manicure


BiL READERS GET 20% OFF ALL PINK MANICURES

 

As part of our #BiLPinktober, BiL Readers get 20% off Pink Manicures at Anne Elise Salon all month long! Simply quote ‘BiL’.

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We are so excited to share this amazing Nigerian Traditional wedding beauty editorial!

This gorgeous editorial was put together by Nigerian Makeup Artist, Labisi of FacesByLabisi, inspired by the celebration and appreciation of the expressive shift in the Nigerian makeup and beauty space.

For a very long time the Nigerian Woman and her sense of style and glamour has always been ultra sophisticated and over the top and perfect; nothing out of place. But now, things are changing where beautiful doesn’t have to be perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Elaborate, avant-garde head tie styles of our grandmothers coming back to play, where old is the new cool. Spontaneous with a modern twist is the new cool.

“We are beginning to see beauty in not what we were told was beautiful, but rather in what we say is beautiful. I wanted to celebrate that in how I see things- in colour and of course makeup!” – Labisi


Credits
Makeup: @facesbylabisi
Photography: @felixcrown

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You guys know I’ve been into Korean skin care for a while now so I picked up the popular k-beauty cult-favorite – Heimish All Clean Balm. There has been a lot said about this product so I decided to give it a go.

 

According to Heimish, The Heimish all Clean Balm is a daily cleanser for removing heavy makeup easily. It goes on as a solid balm, transforms into a silky oil cleanser on the skin then becomes milky while rinsing. The soft and lightweight texture effortlessly removes makeup and residue without stripping of skin’s natural oils. Formulated with citrus herb oils to naturally brighten and nourish skin. Natural, Paraben-Free and Hypoallergenic! Ideal for all skin types, especially those with sensitive skin.

Its claims are:

  • Spa Cleanser with natural aroma oils
  • Natural vegetable ingredients included for deep cleansing
  • 3-step transformer texture (Balm-oil-Milk)

 

It has key ingredients like:

  • Shea butter: Moisturizes skin and provides elasticity
  • Citrus herb oil: Soothes and eases stress
  • Coconut extract: Softens and conditions skin
  • White flower complex: Improves skin’s balance and tone.

 

Full ingredients list

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, PEG-8 Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1, 2-Hexanediol.

 

My Observations

 

First, the packaging and colors are absolutely beautiful! The pink, brown and green on the white packaging is just adorable! I’m first drawn to try a brand or products with beautiful packaging. I know I’m not the only one. Lol!

It contains 120ml of product so you get above the standard 100ml that most products are. This balm is a white balm which, exactly as Heimish says, changes to an oil when massaged into your skin and then turns milky (emulsifies) when mixed with water. It comes with an inner lid and spatula to scoop up your products. I actually find that most Korean skin care products that are jar-like come with a spatula if you can’t pump or squeeze them out.

I like that it’s a non-irritating balm as I use it around my eyes and it doesn’t irritate them. In my opinion, it’s also very ideal for sensitive skin. It works great as a makeup remover and it’s very comforting you can use this product around your eyes and lips. Because I’m really big on skin care; I love using this product to double-cleanse! In fact, it’s the ideal double-cleanser and I hear quite similar to the Clinique take-the-day-off cleansing balm. I was really really pleased with how soft, relaxing and gentle this balm feels on my skin. I also like that it has a lot of fruit and flowers extracts that help to nourish the skin while cleansing it. Interestingly, it has tea tree leaf oil which is known to have anti-bacteria and anti-inflammatory properties. When I saw this, I was happy and if you’re acne prone like me, this will help to somewhat treat your skin before you go into your water-based cleanser. Do I really need to mention it doesn’t break me out though? Anyway, it’s a myth oil cleansers, made to cleanse your skin (not coconut oil please) would cause you to break out. They are usually made specific for that purpose and they contain ingredients that serve as cleansing agents in them.

 

That being said, I really love this balm and it’s definitely now a staple in my routine!

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Ifeoluwa is a skincare blogger with growing interests in esthetics skincare & product photography. She shares most of her knowledge on caring for acne-prone skin on www.sheisnaturallybronze.com.

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We’ve gone P?NK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We would LOVE for every single one you to join in, which is why we’ve collaborated with some of the best Nail Techs/Salons to offer deals/discounts off Pink Manicures:
.
@kennysnailbar , @michaels_nails , @thenailboutiqueng & @anneeliserealhair
.
We’ve also partnered with The Painted Nail to offer 20% off all pink polishes retailed on their site. This is for our all you guys who prefer to paint their nails themselves. So we’ve got EVERYONE covered. Let’s all lend our hands (voices) to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Who’s in?

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

Manicure: Kenny’s Nail Bar

Location: 9B Emma Abimbola Cole Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Service: Nail Art Manicure


BiL READERS GET 20% OFF ALL PINK MANICURES

 

As part of our #BiLPinktober, BiL Readers get 20% off Pink Manicures at Michael’s Nails all week! Simply quote ‘BiL’.

Follow:

We’ve gone P?NK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We would LOVE for every single one you to join in, which is why we’ve collaborated with some of the best Nail Techs/Salons to offer deals/discounts off Pink Manicures:
.
@kennysnailbar , @michaels_nails , @thenailboutiqueng & @anneeliserealhair
.
We’ve also partnered with The Painted Nail to offer 20% off all pink polishes retailed on their site. This is for our all you guys who prefer to paint their nails themselves. So we’ve got EVERYONE covered. Let’s all lend our hands (voices) to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Who’s in?

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS

Manicure: Kenny’s Nail Bar

Location: Plot 14B Adebayo Doherty Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

Service: Nail Art Manicure

Price: N6,000


BiL READERS GET 20% OFF ALL PINK GEL MANICURES

 

As part of our #BiLPinktober, BiL Readers get 20% off Pink Gel Manicures at Kenny’s Nail Bar the entire month of October. Simply quote ‘BiL’.

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