Nuban Beauty is a Nigerian makeup brand. They launched last year with an AMAZING eyeshadow palette, that literally no one could get enough of, and then they discontinued it :(. They had an event earlier this week for the launch of their recently released products and I was the host. As the host, I got to ask them a few questions, one of which being if they were ever going to bring back their first palette which was called ‘Intense’, and they categorically said “No”, but it’s been given a facelift with their new ‘Intensified’ palette.



Along with the new ‘Intensified’ palette, they released a number of other products including 4 mini liquid lipstick sets (in Matte, Metallic & Gloss), strip lashes, a brush set, beauty sponges, a brush set (not pictured), a mixing pan and spatula (not pictured) and another eyeshadow palette called ‘Obssession’.


Nuban Beauty ‘Intensified’ Eyeshadow Palette – N13,500






Nuban Beauty ‘Nja Girl’ Luxury Mink Lashes – N5,500


Nuban Beauty Pro Blending Sponge Set – N5,500


Nuban Beauty ‘Pro Matte 1’ Mini Lipstick Collection – N7,500



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I’ve got yet another fantastic Nigerian brand to introduce on the blog today. And what’s better? It’s a hair care brand this time ’round.

KUI is a brand born out of a sincere passion for haircare. The brand owner decided to stop processing her hair with Relaxers and go natural, it was during her natural hair journey that the brand was birthed.

The name ‘KUI’ was derived from ‘Bai Kui’ which means morning STAR in the Ijaw tribe of southern Nigeria. Although the current products are designed for natural hair, all hair types can use KUI products.

Recently launched they started off with a collection of products called Kui Tea Tree & Cinnamon collection. Tea tree is a fantastic essential oil that helps alleviate dandruff, prevents the drying of the scalp, unblocks hair follicles and boosts the immune system, to fight infections that lead to hair loss. It is antibacterial and antifungal to help prevent scalp issues. Cinnamon aids in hair growth by stimulating the scalp, thickens hair strands and reduces hair loss.

This collection has four different products in the range:

Kui Tea Tree & Cinnamon Moisturising Shampoo

Kui Tea Tree & Cinnamon Moisturising Conditioner


Tea Tree & Cinnamon Leave-in Conditioning Mist

Kui Tea Tree & Cinnamon Moisturising hair cream  



Game Stores

Prince Ebeano Supermarket

Hubmart Supermarket

Shoppers Delight Supermarkets

Medplus Pharmacies

Yinka Bodyline Store



Instagram: @KuiCare 



Welcome to Part 2 of our Proudly Nigerian Series. If you missed out on part one, catch up here.

To know more about the Proudly Nigerian Beauty Series click this link here



Founded in 2015,Blot Beauty Cosmetics is the brainchild of Funke Preghafi. Funke has been involved in the global beauty industry for over 10 years and noticed the lack of diversity in the industry and the need by Multicultural women to find products suited for them.



With Long lasting Liquid Lipsticks curated for diverse skin tones, Face Primers to combat over production of sebum experienced by women of color, Long wear Brow creams and a wide style diary of Lash designs.


What is Your Star Product?

Our Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks. Specially curated to compliment a diverse array of skintones.

Blot Beauty Cosmetics is for the unapologetic beauty and reminds women not to settle because they are enough and beautiful as they are.



Instagram: @BlotBeautyCosmetics




Dabota Cosmetics was launched in July 2015 with a range of products including Foundation, Concealer, Powders, Lip products and a lot more. Birthed from extensive research on some world-class cosmetics brands to develop a top class high performance cosmetics line to change the face of Nigeria.




What Is Your Star Product?

Uur mineral highlighter called The Dabota Mineral Icing Sugar .

The Dabota mineral Icing sugar gives an instant unique flawless glow to all skin tones. It can be used on face or décolleté. You can wear the mineral Icing Sugar alone or over foundation. It give a more gorgeous effect if mixed with liquid foundation and especially amazing for mature dry skin because it infuses a youthful glow. It’s perfect for even the most sensitive skin because its Paraben-Free, Hypo- Allergenic, Allergy Tested, Non-comedogenic and also Fragrance-Free.

This product has become so popular amongst professional makeup artists and various individuals. We have actually sold out on this product on multiple occasions. Each time we bring in more, it sells out so fast making it our best seller.




Instagram: @Dabota_Cosmetics




HVS Beauty is a limited edition beauty line; a collection of must have beauty products. The collection is inspired by the brands head designer’s love for classic, regal and natural beauty looks. HVS Beauty will be released in collector’s edition style with HVS Star, a four in one color eye, brow palette, and HVS Star Rejuvenator as its first release.


What Is Your Star Product?

Our Star Eye & Brow Palette. The sharpening effects, along with the extra effective tools, help achieve perfected brows, down to every last strand.



Instagram: @HVSDeluxe


So we are here with the first instalment of our Proudly Nigerian Beauty Series, kicking things off with Makeup brands! I got a lot of emails from readers saying this was a great idea, but I was particularly happy to read from a couple up and coming makeup artists who are trying to build their Makeup Kits. The current prices (due to the exchange rate) of some makeup products are quite simply disheartening, so a post like this will possibly help them discover suitable alternatives.


YangaBeauty is an online and in store beauty marketplace where indigenous & International cosmetics products including our brand are retailed and a variety of beauty services are offered. We commenced business on the 11th of March 2014 and our beauty products in late September 2016.

Yanga Beauty assists women in boosting their self esteem by providing a wholesome beauty experience and shopping satisfaction

What is your star product?

BrowLution is a Super slim retractable eyebrow pencil with an accurate tip and brow brush in one, It is easy and convenient to use for an ultimate brow experience.

What Makes Browlution Special?

  • Its Non-Greasy/Oily, so you do not have to reapply or touch up your brows after application
  • Its Retractable so You are in control
  • One shade for Fair, Medium & Dark Skin



Instagram: @YangaBeauty





BlushinGirl Tools was founded in 2014 and launched its first product in 2015. They are committed to producing top quality, affordable makeup while delivering  superior customer service to our customers.

Their products are sold in Nigeria and Kenya by direct order from the company via sms or call and also in cosmetic retail stores and makeup studios.

What is your star product?

BlushinGirl Tools star product is our bold matte liquid lipsticks which are hydrating,long lasting and highly pigmented. They also feature a sweet vanilla fragrance which our customers love.They are manufactured using top quality ingredients and in strict compliance with USA FDA regulations.



Instagram: @BlushinGirlTools


We are a Nigerian e-commerce company started in 2012 offering very unique affordable fashion accessories for the chic and savvy where these where hard to come about. We recently re-launched in December, 2016 to include beauty products as we believe we can provide beauty products that will not empty your bank accounts but still be safe and provide the aesthetics desired. We can only grow as a Nation if we as a people take on the mantle to create indigenous products for ourselves and not rely solely of foreign products which do nothing for us as an economy.

Our pressed glitters are hand made here in Lagos, Nigeria and our loose glitters are also packaged here for retail around the Nation.

Our Silk and Mink Eyelashes are manufactured under the highest standards and as a result of our bulk requests, we able to  offer our products at a premium less than international brands requiring FX to source for them.

With local brands providing alternatives to high-end beauty products, not only will we create jobs but eventually improve the state of the economy and even our personal finances as end-users. Our aim is to become the go-to-hub for all Nigerians in search of fashion and beauty finds that are chic,ethically sourced, safe and fashion forward yet affordable. We are solely online for now but are actively working to ensure our products will be available everywhere for everyone. We offer Nationwide delivery and international delivery upon request.

 What is your star product?

Our Star product is our luxury range of high lustre cosmetic glitters. We have 20 colours of metallic, holographic and iridescent glitters available in loose and pressed forms. Our pressed glitters are safe for use on the eyes, nails and body.



Instagram: @UberChicVille


Trim & Prissy, born out of the need of a high quality, indigenous make up line to compete with leading international brands in 2015, brings to you high-end yet affordable make up for classy women who go to work, socialise and want to stand out from the crowd. We retail online through our website and deliver nationwide, offering cash on delivery or direct bank transfer. We also plan to start international shipping and online card payments in the near future.

Trim & Prissy is essentially a lifestyle brand for ladies who love to look good and enhance their natural beauty with make up, all while ensuring the skin underneath remains healthy!

What is your star product?

Our Liquid Lipsticks



Instagram: @TrimandPrissy


This is the sort of blog content I enjoy creating the most, when I discover a fantastic beauty brand and get to share it with you all! That’s why we decided to start the Proudly Nigerian Beauty Series (PNS), I want to discover even more brands this year because I know there’s a lot of them out there. If you have no idea what PNS is, click this link here and if you own a beauty brand, please get involved.

Stephanie Nicolas is a skincare brand that was developed with the sole purpose of enabling people feel confident in their body, with a range of specially formulated skin rejuvenation products. The owner of the brand is a testament to the fact that these products work, as she used a combination of these to tackle severe acne issues she had in the past. In fact, it was out of desperation that she started to try out organic skincare remedies and eventually decided to create her own range of skincare products.

I am drawn to brands with a ‘tried-and-tested’ approach to their product formulation. That the products in the range were formulated to address a specific need, even more so when it was created from a personal standpoint.

Stephanie Nicolas currently have 22 products in their range and I am going to share with you images of some of these products along with their benefits, prices and how you can purchase them. I also managed to snag a discount code for BiL readers only!



Rose Oil can be used on the face and body. This versatile oil can be used by all skin types, even on the most sensitive skin as it reduces redness and calms the skin. Rose Oil is loaded with therapeutic benefits for the skin including: Moisturizing, Ant-Wrinkle, Anti-Inflammatory and Tissue Regenerator

Price: N10,000



Rose Water is a rejuvenating facial toner and cleanser with an uplifting floral smell of rose petals. It’s natural inflammatory properties help to reduce redness and skin irritation. It also replenishes moisture in the skin, restores and balances the skin ph levels, unblocks and tightens stubborn pores.

Price: N3,000



Argan Oil has been used for centuries as a beauty ritual by women in morocco, this ultra-moisturizing beauty miracle provides healthy radiance everywhere it is applied from hair to skin. Everyday skin is exposed to free radical stressors such as pollution, sunlight, smoking, poor diet and stress. These stressors rob the skin of needed nutrients to help keep skin rejuvenated. Antioxidants help protect your skin from free radicals and argan oil is overabundant in anitoxidants.

Price: N6,500 (50ml)



Argan Soap has double the hydrating, nourishing and protective benefits while cleansing. This hand-cut soap is formulated using both argan oil and shea butter; nature’s two most moisturizing ingredients.

Price: N2,500



Stephanie Nicolas Skincare

Special 10% Discount Code: SNBIL10

To Place an Order: +234 (0) 8091117506

Instagram: @StephanieNicholas_NG


This is a PSA: If you are Nigerian, you own a beauty brand that is easily accessible to the Nigerian market or know someone who ticks any of these boxes. Please read!

As much as I am always excited to share about the latest international brands available in the country, I’m more passionate about our indigenous brands. This is why I am launching the ‘Proudly Nigerian Beauty’ series.

Over the past 5 years of blogging I cannot tell you how many indigenous beauty brands I’ve come across, even those who request to send me their products to try out. With the current FX rate a lot of Nigerians are finally starting to look inwards to find suitable replacements/substitutes for some of their most-loved beauty products. This series will help you discover more Nigerian brands and for those cynics, this may actually change your perspective.

Essentially, BiL will be curating some of the best Nigerian beauty brands that are easily accessible to the Nigerian market. We will work across all beauty offerings: makeup, skincare, hair care, nails, etc.

We will kick off the series with Makeup! If you are Nigerian and own a Makeup brand we would like to share your brand with our audience.

Please can you send across the following information as outlined below:

  1. An image that best represents your brand
  2.  3 product images from your makeup line
  3. Tell us what your ‘star’ product is (that one thing that you know will sell your brand)
  4. Include a brief write-up about your brand (tell us when you launched, how you retail your products, why you started your brand, etc.)


Please provide your answers in the exact order the questions have been asked. We will only be able to accept high-res images; you can send your images via dropbox as well, just provide the link along with your answers.

If your brand is selected for the feature, we will be in touch

Please help spread the word!


So it’s the weekend and if you’re anything like me, I love to get beautified over the weekend, I call it ‘Beautification Weekend’! Beautification means getting pampered, a blowdry, manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, wax, body scrub.. get it?

Anyways, so if there’s anyone out there looking to get a manicure this weekend, I wanted to provide some Manicure Inspiration (hashtag ManiInspo!) by sharing the latest polish releases from Vane. These were actually from their Christmas collection, but I dont think they should be limited to just the holidays, let me know if you agree.





My favourite was ‘Charlie Brown’ but I am currently looooving ‘Louie V’ and actually off to give myself a manicure, will be sure to share the result in an upcoming Manicure Mondays post.


Price: N2,500

Where to buy:

Which one’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments.

Enjoy your weekend!