While I was editing these pictures to share on Instagram, it hit me that I share a lot more on Instagram than I do here on the blog. Which is why I really really advice you follow me on at least one of my social media platforms. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and my Snapchat username is BeautyInLagos.

 

So last week I switched up my hair colour and it is now Midnight Blue. It looks Jet Black, but as soon as the light hits it, it’s blue. I worked with a dope stylist here in Lagos called ChynaBee (will put all her information at the end of this post). I remember when, just around the time I started this blog, I wanted to colour some hair extensions and could not find anyone I could trust to colour my hair perfectly, I sent them all the way to a lovely lady in Amsterdam… yup, you read that right. I had to freight my hair extensions to a whole ‘nother continent to get it coloured. When I say the Beauty Industry has grown in the years I have been a blogger, I am not just saying it.

 

She did a FANTASTIC job and her turnaround was super-quick, I got this done in 4days!

Details

Stylist: Chyna Bee @who_is_chynabee

Salon: CB Beauty Bar @cbbeautybar

Address: 32B Adebayo Doherty Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1

Salon services are STRICTLY by appointment only. Send them a Direct Message on Instagram to book.

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Lohn is a brand I recently discovered, their candles are 100% soy scented candles and hand-poured. I am quite sceptical when it comes to home fragrances in general: diffusers, oils, room sprays, candles etc. They hardly seem to be as intense as I’d like. I prefer the scent to fill the entire space and also linger for a while, one would think that with home fragrances that would be a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised.

Regular readers will know this about me, when it comes to products, I am a sucker for packaging and presentation. Lohn ticks ALL the boxes for me!

 

 

Just look at that! Won’t this make a perfect Christmas present for that scent-lover in your life? I wish more Nigerian brands paid attention to packaging, especially when you’ve included ‘luxury’ in your branding. Lohn get a 10 from me!

 

 

 

They offer quite a variety of scents in their range of candles, all different to suit different tastes and budgets. I loved their ‘Regal Collection’ made up of Gold Oud, Black Oud and White Oud scented candles. I went for the White Oud, and it smells absolutely amazing! Even when it’s not burning, and you walk past it, you catch a strong whiff.

 

 

 

Lohn Lagos

Telephone: +234 (0) 8128530294
Instagram: @LohnLagos

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Can you believe it’s already the end of November! The year 2017 is coming to an end, and the goal is to finish strong! Let’s give it one final P.U.S.H.

Anyways, there’s quite a few things I’ve been loving this month, some I may have already shared here on the blog/social media others I’ve had for a while but just never shared. So, here’s a few things I’ve been loving this Month…. and guess what? They can be purchased in the BiL Shop


HEEL-STOPPERS BY TANSEY SIMONE

I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t shared these little gems with you guys much earlier. I have been using heel stoppers since I attended a dear friend’s wedding back in 2014. She got married in South Africa, and right after the church ceremony while we all mingled and had cocktails on the estate grounds waiting for them to be done with pictures, the beautiful bride had ushers hand out heel stoppers to all the ladies and I thought they were the most genius things ever. I literally saved my pair for over 2 years after that wedding, until I misplaced one. Then I discovered I could get a pair from Tansey Simone, I was over the moon.

How I use them is: I pop them in my bag, when I am approaching my destination I slip them on and when I get indoors, take them off, straight in the little pouch and pop them right back in my bag. But that’s just me, I know people who keep them on the whole time (which is best, so you don’t misplace them like I did) or you could be like my Mum who’s got a pair of shoes that she keeps her heel-stoppers permanently attached to, she doesn’t take them off.

 

 

Please observe the sizes of the heels pictured, these heel stoppers are size Small; 0.9cm and stretch to 1.2cm. If you’ve got the skinny stiletto heels, these would probably be a little too big, these are for the standard heel size.

Tansey Simone Heel Stoppers

Regual Price: N5000 (a pair)

#ShopBiL Price: N3,000 (a pair)

Shop Here: Clear or Black
Instagram: @TanseySimone


GLOW-UP BOX BY BATH KANDY

Finally some all-natural skincare products that actually pack a punch! I know a lot of people have started leaning more towards organic, natural skincare but I just wasn’t all the way there for it because the ingredients didn’t seem like they could do much for me. But let me tell you, Bath Kandy definitely did some research when it came down to the product ingredients in their latest venture, the Glow-Up Box.

 

The Glow-Up Box contains a Face Scrub, a Face Lotion that contains SPF and one super-souped-up  Beauty Elixir. The Beauty Elixir is packed with so much goodness, you’ll see in just a second.

 

 

 

Please can you just take a look at the ingredients in this Beauty Elixir! Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid & Glycolic Acid! Vitamin C is good for brightening, Hyaluronic Acid is for moisturising and Glycolic Acid gets rid of dead skin treating complexion issue (dullness, fine lines, scarring, etc.) Bruh! That’s one potent Elixir. The texture is more of a serum than an oil, which I like as it’s better to control. So far, my skin is LOVING this Elixir, but as with all things skincare, please do a patch-test before you use it all over your face.

 

 

This is a facial scrub made from Raw Cane Sugar, Raw Honey, Turmeric Butter, Palm Kernel Oil. The texture is creamy, and I love the fact that it’s got honey in it which has antibacterial benefits and also that the active ingredients are listed as the first 4 in the line-up. I’m sure everyone knows by now that the closer to the top an ingredient is listed, the more active it is in the product

This has got Oat Milk, Orange Butter, Argan Oil and Rosehip Oil. I LOVE Rosehip oil, it’s great for skin regeneration and improving the appearance of scars. In my nightime routine, my final step is an oil and these days, I alternate between the Beauty Elixir & Rosehip Oil. So the fact that this contains Rosehip Oil is definitely a plus, and it’s got SPF15.

It’s is a non-greasy, soothing and lightweight formula that is to be worn during the day, underneath your makeup.

 

Bath Kandy Glow Up Box

Regual Price: N10,000

#ShopBiL Price: N9,000

Shop Here: Glow Up Box
Instagram: @BathKandy


NAIL KIT BY THE NAIL BOUTIQUE

I did a full post about this back in March. To know why I love it and strongly suggest you get you one, read this post here.

 

Honestly it’s just the most convenient thing ever and saves me a LOT of headache. It’s also gives me peace of mind, knowing everything being used on my feet is mine and there’s no fear of cross-contamination. It containseverything you’ll need to get a full basic manicure or pedicure, complete with your owned lightly fragranced cuticle oil and Pedi-slips.

The Nail Boutique Nail Kit

Regual Price: N10,000

#ShopBiL Price: N9,000

Shop Here: The Nail Kit
Instagram: @TheNailBoutique


‘ADDICTED TO CAVIAR’ BY VANE POLISH

Lord, this Nail polish! I am absolutely in LOVE with this shade of polish, almost wish I didn’t have to share a fresh manicure every week. It’s just the perfect colour for the season! And since I shared it in this Manicure Monday’s post here, I received comments on Instagram, Email & Snapchat asking where they could get their hands on a bottle. Well, at the time of that MM post, Vane had sold out of it, but I managed to get a couple bottles to sell in the BiL Shop, so grab one before it sells out.

 

 

Vane Polish ‘Addicted To Caviar’

#ShopBiL Price: N2,500

Shop Here: Addicted To Caviar
Instagram: @VanePolish

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TIRTA AYU

Tirta Ayu Spa

33 Wole Ariyo Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1

Telephone: +234 (0) 8023026626
Instagram: @TirtaAyuSpa_NG


BARAZAHI

Barazahi

16 Fola Osibo Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

Telephone: +234 (0) 8137895911
Instagram: @Barazahi


ORIKI

Oriki

7B Oju Olobun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Telephone: +234 (0) 8077719360
Instagram: @OrikiGroup


SPA PAMPERING AT HOME (SPAH)

Spa Pampering At Home

Mobile Spa Service

Telephone: +234 (0) 8177257790
Instagram: @SpaPamperingAtHome


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