Surprise! Well, if you are observant you may have noticed the ‘Shop‘ items that have been scrolling along on the homepage all week while we were testing it out. Ever since I started BeautyInLagos I’ve received emails, DMs and tweets from people asking if I sell a certain product, some even ask where my store is located. So for me, incorporating a well-curated online store, into BeautyInLagos, is only a natural progression.

The idea is to give you guys that instant gratification where, if I talk about or recommend a product and you want to try it out too, then you can just buy it!

 

The BeautyInLagos Shop is open for business. It honestly has been a long time coming, now you can shop products I talk about/recommend, directly here on the blog! This has been in the works since March 2017, but the perfectionist in me wanted to get it as perfect as possible. So say hello to #ShopBiL, where you can shop items & products I love. Items sold won’t necessarily be limited to just beauty products, if it’s something I like and think you guys would love as well, I will have it available in the online store.

There’s already a few stuff available and a lot more being added frequently, click here to browse.

Let me know what you think about this new feature in the comments!

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LUX BY MAJU CAMPAIGN FEATURING BEAUTYINLAGOS

If you follow me on Instagram (username: @BeautyInLagos), you’d know how much I LOVE Nigerian fashion label, Maju. Whenever I wear their clothes, I usually share it on Instagram. I personally feel like Maju was what the Nigerian fashion industry was missing for a VERY long time. Made In Nigeria clothes, that were on trend, of good quality and super affordable. In terms of their clothes’ aesthetics think Zara but with the H&M price tag and a cult following to boot. Literally can’t tell you how many times I’ve been haunted by Maju pieces I couldn’t get because they were sold out before I could even get to checkout.

With that bit of background in mind, imagine how I felt when I was approached to be a part of their Beauty meets Fashion project in partnership with Lux soap. They literally could’ve picked anyone, and they asked me to be a part of it, insane! All the pieces from this limited edition collection will be exclusively available from this Sunday, 10th of September, at their shopping party in Lekki, if you’ve ever attended their shopping parties, you know the trick is to get there EARLY! Have a look at the campaign images, I will include all the credits and party details on the end of this post.

 

 

 

The Lux by MAJU campaign – When beauty meets Fashion

In line with the recent collaboration, Lux, the beauty soap brand from Unilever Nigeria Plc and renowned fashion brand Maju follow up on their latest campaign with the Lux by Maju Beauty Edit which features beauty influencers.

The Lux by Maju Campaign is inspired by the five variants of the Lux beauty soap range. Each soap variant is inspired by a personality which the 5 influencers we have chosen embody. The ladies have made great strides in the beauty industry and their impeccable sense of style hasn’t gone unnoticed in the fashion world.

Beauty blogger Ezinne Alfa of @beautyinlagos personalises ‘Wake me up’ personality. She is your down to earth best friend in your head who always gives the inside scoop on where to get the best beauty services & products in Nigeria.

Lifestyle blogger and beauty entrepreneur Kehinde Smith of @myextensionz covers the ‘Soft Caress’ personality. She is a bold and daring entrepreneur who isn’t afraid to go after what she wants.

Beauty influencer and Youtuber Dimma Umeh of @DimmaUmeh is our ‘Soft Touch’ personality. She is the most pleasant person you’d meet, reserved and shy, but there’s a very honest and open side to her which comes out in her videos and tutorials online.

Make up artist and lifestyle blogger Dodos Uvieghara of @iamdodos is our ‘velvet touch’ personality. She is very fashionable, cheerful and loves the finer things in life. She is a woman who loves to be pampered and will smile while at it.

Beauty Queen turned Aviator Powede Lawrence of @powedelawrence is our ‘Shake me up’ personality. She is fun loving, very adventurous and lives her life fearlessly!

The Lux MAJU edit will be available for purchase on the 10th of September, 2017 at Tickle Bay, Lekki, from 2pm.

For more information, visit www.ShopMaju.com

Credits

Photographer: Anny Robert @anny_robert

Muses: Kehinde Smith (@kehinde_smith), Dodos Uvieghara (@iamdodos), Ezinne Alfa (@beautyinlagos), Powede Lawrence (@powedelawrence), Dimma Umeh (@dimmaumeh)

Make Up: D’artiste by Dodos @dbdbeautystudio

Styling: The Moashy Company @moashystyling

Creative & Art Direction: Anny Robert @anny_robert & Victor Kalu for @greywoulfe

Campaign strategist and PR: Style Me Africa @smaonline.co

Video: Grey Woulfe @greywoulfe

Brands: @ShopMaju & @HouseofLuxNG

Location: Tickle Bay Lekki Lagos @ticklebay

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BeautyDirectoryNG is Nigeria’s First Online Beauty Directory that lists brands and businesses nationwide. Check out our featured listings this week and discover a host of beauty businesses!


BEAUTY GALLERY

Beauty Gallery is a beauty store located in Surulere, Lagos. They sell makeup, skincare products, hair extensions and hair care products. Brands like: Coco Skincare, Cantu, Garnier, Krotchet Kulture, and lots more available.

Directory Listing: Beauty Gallery


BEAUTY REV NG

BeautyRevNG is a global digital e-commerce platform that retails only the best makeup products and tools. If you are looking for international cult makeup brands like, Dose of Colors, Artist Couture, Color Pop, Juvias Place, House of Lashes, Urban Decay, NYX, and lots more, look no further than BeautyRevNG

Directory Listing: BeautyRevNG


ANNE ELISE HAIR

Anne Elise Hair are amazing wig makers and luxe hair extension retailers located in Lekki, Lagos. They sell frontals, closures, closure wigs, braided wigs & virgin human hair extensions.

Directory Listing: Anne Elise Hair


For enquiries: contact@thebeautydirectoryng.com

To get Listed: Add Your Listing

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I cannot tell you how many skin-related questions I get asked regularly. And, truth be told, I usually dodge or completely avoid such questions simply because I am not an expert; I can only share what works for my skin. And for someone who’s main goal is to help people navigate this beauty world and make better decisions, by sharing all they know, the fact that I am not able to offer more advice always leaves me feeling like I’m not doing enough.

You can only imagine how excited I am to be able to sit down with an expert and help you guys get as many of your questions answered. Dr. Bakare is a specialist dermatologist at Laserderm Clinics, an expert in providing medical dermatological care for skin conditions and passionate about providing quality aesthetic care and cosmetic dermatology for all skin types. I mentioned Laserderm Clinics here on a blog a couple weeks ago as one of my recommendations on where to get laser hair removal done (read here). I also got a Stem-cell Facial done, at Laserderm, last week which I shared live on Snapchat and Instagram (Usernames: BeautyInLagos).

Essentially, I am offering you a free skin consultation with a specialist dermatologist. Everyone knows that finding a reputable dermatologist can be a bit of a struggle, so the fact the Dr. Bakare has agreed to take time out of her busy schedule is amazing.


SEND IN YOUR SKIN-RELATED QUESTIONS

I will need you all to send in your questions via the comment-section of this post. Today’s Wednesday and I am sitting down with Dr. Bakare tomorrow afternoon, so you need to get those questions in ASAP.

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BeautyDirectoryNG is Nigeria’s First Online Beauty Directory that lists brands and businesses nationwide. Check out our featured listings this week and discover a host of beauty businesses!


TAOS BEAUTY HUB

Taos Beauty Hub is an online beauty retailer. Offering customers access to purchase curated African brands.

Directory Listing: Taos Beauty Hub


MAISON DE ONGLES

Maison De Ongles, also known as House of Nails, is one of the very few nail supply stores in the country. Shop all your nail care products online and have it delivered to you anywhere in Nigeria.

Directory Listing: Maison De Ongle Nigeria


YANGA BEAUTY

Yanga Beauty is an online beauty retailer that offers a onestop destination for mass and prestige beauty products. Also, popularly known for their ‘Browlution’ eyebrow pencil, firm favourite amongst professional makeup artists and enthusiasts alike.

Directory Listing: Yanga Beauty


For enquiries: Contact@thebeautydirectoryng.com

To get Listed: Add Your Listing

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She Leads Africa in partnership with Dark & Lovely Africa has just opened applications for the 2017 Dark & Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator. The Accelerator program is a 10 week-long entrepreneurship development program to support early stage entrepreneurs who are building businesses in the beauty industry.

 

The 2017 Dark & Lovely x SLA Beauty Accelerator will kick off with a 1 week business skills bootcamp in Johannesburg, South Africa where entrepreneurs will receive training on business strategy, growth, marketing, finance and distribution. Throughout the program entrepreneurs will have access to industry mentors and online training. At the close of the ten weeks, the entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses to a host of industry stakeholders, media and investors.

 

Caitlin Craig, Head of Community at She Leads Africa said, “We are extremely excited about the launch of the beauty accelerator in partnership with Dark & Lovely Africa. This is an incredible opportunity to bring together women from across the African continent who highlight innovation in the African beauty industry.”

 

“We are delighted to partner with She Leads Africa on this amazing project to support young women in business across Africa. Supporting women empowerment programs like this is a key pillar of the brand’s sustainability platform.” says Nneka Keshi, Digital Marketing Director, L’Oréal Consumer Products Division for Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

Eligible companies include:

  • Media: Platforms that make it easier for women to learn beauty techniques and discover new styles
  • Products: Physical products that enhance the beauty process
  • Technology: Software and services that support the beauty industry
  • Retail: Platforms that simplify the buying process for consumer

 

The accelerator is open to businesses based in South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and

Kenya.

 

Entrepreneurs interested in applying should visit sheleadsafrica.org/beauty for more information and to apply. Submissions close on 1 September at 11:59pm WAT.

 

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About She Leads Africa:

 

She Leads Africa is a community that helps young women achieve their professional dreams by providing expert advice, opportunities for networking and global growth opportunities. SLA reaches more than 350,000 women across 35+ countries and 5 continents and has been featured in the Financial Times, BBC, CNN, Forbes, CNBC Africa, Fast Company, Black Enterprise and Huffington Post. In December 2016, SLA was the first African startup to ring the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

 

For more information about She Leads Africa, visit sheleadsafrica.org or follow on:

  • Instagram.com/sheleadsafrica
  • Facebook.com/sheleadsafrica
  • Twitter.com/sheleadsafrica
  • YouTube.com/sheleadsafrica

 

 

About Dark & Lovely:

 

For more than 45 years Dark and Lovely has been dedicated to providing superior hair care and styling products for African women. Dark and Lovely continues to unveil breakthrough hair innovations for African women, including the most recent launch of Dark and Lovely Au Naturale, a range specifically designed for natural African hair.

For more information about Dark and Lovely, visit darkandlovely.co.za or follow on:

  • Instagram: @darkandlovelyafrica
  • YouTube/Darkandlovelyafrica
  • Facebook/Darkandlovelysa

 

 

For interviews with the She Leads Africa team or previous SLA Pitch and 2016 SLA Accelerator participants, email press@sheleadsafrica.org.

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