Hiya Beauty-Lovers!
I mentioned in my last post that I will hosting an AMAZING event at L’Espace this Sunday, it’s tagged ‘Beauty and the Brunch’. I have got the press release below, so I will just let you guys go through that for all the details!

ENTRY IS FREE!!

Come party with us at L’Espace on the 7th of April, 2013 as we officially launch the Beauty Bar and Café Lumiere. 

Our host for the day, the fabulous beauty expert – Ez of Beauty in Lagos (www.beautyinlagos) will be present to meet and greet with all beauty lovers and will be conducting a master class where she will be sharing some of her favourite beauty secrets. Want to know how to colour-match your skin to a foundation/powder? Or how to detect where the arch in your eyebrow should be? Then, be sure to join us at 2pm. 

There will also be a Beauty Helpdesk managed by House of Tara expert MUA Rhema. Come with all your beauty questions and concerns and have them answered! Don’t miss the make-up tutorial session that starts at 4pm and Oh! There will be free make-up trials ALL day! 

At the Café, our chef will be serving up our guests with a special brunch buffet. You can expect a selection of delicious freshly baked pastries and some of our signature dishes… Like the sound of “Pasta a la Fid”? Or “Sweet potato mash and chicken in a savoury green pepper sauce”? Well, don’t just fantasize about it, come have a try! And while you are at it, sip on our signature fashion cocktails of the day!

Date: Sunday 7th April, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 8pm
Venue: 19a Olosa Street, off Karimu Kotun, VI, Lagos.

Bring a friend, a troupe if you must, the more the merrier
See you there!

Please please please say you will all come :). It’ll be lovely to meet all you guys in person and have a chat. I’ll be hosting a live version of ‘Ez’s Tips’ and will also be interacting a lot with guests. I promise it’ll be a fun girly day out. And there’s also a Brunch buffet!

Look forward to seeing you all at L’Espace this Sunday!

If you’ve got any questions about the event, directions or anything, please send me an email or drop a comment!

So, who’s coming??

Laters,

Ez xxX

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Hi Everyone!

So yesterday evening I had the pleasure of attending the Official Launch Party for MAC cosmetics in Nigeria! It was held at the Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel on Ozumba Mbadiwe Street in Victoria Island. The first of two branches (in Lagos) has already opened its doors to the public. It launched last weekend I believe, 2nd of February and its located in the Ikeja Mall. They are soon to open one on the Island at the Palms Mall in March/April.

The event setup was poolside by the lagoon. Now if you’re reading this and you probably don’t know Lagos, you’d think ‘oooh what a lush setup’… ERRRR NO! When I realized the event was OUTSIDE I was like ‘Oh hell NO’. It was soooo hot, honestly don’t know why anyone bothers having an event or party outdoors in Lagos. But that didn’t stop me from having a good time…. its MAC people and I was far too excited to be there!

They had a huge scribble-wall where anyone could write anything they wanted, thought that was a cool idea, its nice to get some sort of interaction going at events like this

So I got there a little late (read as: TWO hours late), honestly I’m late for everything. Even when I make a conscious effort to be on time, I always end up late one way or the other. I have learnt to just live with the fact that I will always be late.

Anyway, when I got there the lovely Tiwa Savage was on stage performing, I think they picked the perfect Artist for the event.

After her performance, the host of the event came back on-stage had an interactive session with the crowd and then DJ hit the decks, spinning some tunes while the guests milled around chatting. They had a little setup where MAC Makeup Artists were offering touch-ups and mini makeovers.

Best part of the night? The Gift-bag! and I was lucky enough to get two bags, so gave one to my Sister.

A lipstick and a Gift Voucher.

I was worried the lipstick would’ve been one I had in my collection, but it wasn’t! Yey!

Its part of the ‘Lustre’ finish of MAC Lipstick family, which means it’s not as opaque as the rest, but it doesn’t take a lot to build it up. For me I think it coats the lips just fine and the color really stands out.

MAC ‘Milan Mode’ 

It’s like a sheer warm fuchsia pink with fine shimmer running through it. When I noticed the shimmer I was a bit like err, but the shimmer just adds a little dimension to the lips and its very very fine so you don’t have that ‘gritty’ feeling when applying.

I think I’m going to love this color a whole lot and it will get a lot of wear. I tend to rock warm-toned lipsticks to the office, so this will join my collection of ‘for-the-office’ lipsticks.

I know MAC in Nigeria is going to be a huge success! The number of woman that love MAC here is ridiculous. I have been working part-time as a Beauty-Buyer the last few months and the demand for MAC is ridiculous, you won’t believe the number of emails we get requesting MAC’s ‘Ruby Woo’ lipstick. I know for a fact that I am not the only ridiculously excited that MAC’s in Lagos.

Thanks MAC for throwing such a lovely party and WELCOME TO NIGERIA!!

Laters,

Ez xxX

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So over the weekend I attended the first ever Lagos Makeup Fair. I had NO idea what to expect, but the word ‘Makeup’ in the title got me! I heard about it on twitter (gotta love social media) and just asked for more info. So saturday came around dragged my makeup-obssessed-now-turned-skincare-obssessed friend Tallulah and my girl Mo’ and we headed down to Ikeja for the event.

It was Makeup Heaven, there were a lot of vendors, I think I got there a little late. The event was scheduled for 10am-7pm, I strolled in at 5pm x_x (In my defense it was a HOT saturday, and we didn’t really fancy walking around dripping in sweat, and we guessed it was gonna be in a marquee of some sort, so we waited till the sun had gone down a bit).

But there were still a lot of Vendors and Merchants there. Makeup Brands: Sleek, Sacred, BarryM and NYX. I did a little scream when I saw the NYX stand, unreal! Then there were a host of vendors selling limited selections from popular brands like MAC, Fashion Fair, Mary Kay, E.L.F, Iman, Inglot etc.

I did get a few things from the fair (haul post up later this week), but here are pictures I took of a few stands at the fair. Enjoy!

OMG!! A  NYX stand! Like everything on it was NYX. So unreal! I loved it. Didn’t know where to start. I was so overwhelmed, that I was confused on what to get. So just ended up getting a couple things, don’t you HATE when that happens.
More NYX. And the picture below as well. They had quite good selection.
Nail Polish, Eyeshadows, Lipsticks and Glosses. Powder, Foundation etc.

BarryM!! Great selection as well. Got some items from them too!

 So that’s how it all went down (for me anyway), there were so many colors everywhere it was unreal. Like the nail polish and eyeshadows at every stand! It was so awesome! Loved that such an event took place in Lagos and I’m glad I could make it.

I wasn’t really impressed by the Sleek stand, mostly because I was after two items and they didn’t have them (don’t think they’re available in Nigeria yet). Their Sleek ‘Blush By Three’ palette and the Sleek ‘Shimmer Brick’. I have got a ‘Blush By Three’ palette, but I didn’t get it here. If you want to know what exactly it is, leave a comment below and I’ll do a little post about it (swatches and all).

So my next post will be a haul post of items I got. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

Just wanted to take this opportunity to THANK everyone that reads this blog! The support is awesome and I’m gonna try to post more often, thanks for coming back again and again.

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Have a lovely week!

Did you attend the LMUF?

Laters,

Ez xxX

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