I recently had a date with a Perfumer and it was amazing! Mystiquee Perfumery recently hosted a fantastic perfume-making lunch experience and I was more than happy to sign up. To learn more about Mystiquee Perfumery, click here

A couple weeks ago I signed up with Mystiquee Perfumery to learn what goes into creating a bottle of perfume. It was so insightful and definitely a totally new experience for me.


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FINAL RESULT

 

 


 

I really enjoyed creating my own perfume, so much that I am currently in talks to be able to extend the experience to my readers and followers, so make sure you are following  to stay updated:

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Back with another post where I share with you my personal recommendations. If you missed out on my previous recommendations, I’ll link them all at the end of this post for you to catch-up.

I was having a conversation with someone and they were going on about how there are quite a few Nigerian makeup brands who are doing the damn thing, and it made me think, are there any Nigerian makeup brands that I actually rate… and the answer is YES! As with everything when it comes to beauty, you rarely find that one brand that does it all for you and that’s the exact same thing when it comes to the products I am about to recommend. One thing’s for sure though, I personally use these products and they are fantastic, have a look:


‘UPTOWN GIRL’ LASHES BY PEARL LUXURY LASHES

These are my go-to everyday strip lashes. Pearl Luxury retail a variety of styles, but the ones pictured above are my favourite for like everyday. They do have lashes for every occasion, so they are definitely work checking out.

Price: N4,000

Instagram: @PearlLuxuryLashes


INTENSITY EYESHADOW PALETTE BY NUBAN BEAUTY

Nuban Beauty make the prettiest eyeshadow palettes. I especially love how pigmented the shadows are. Ever since I got this palette back in May, I think I have reached for it whenever I do my makeup. It’s definitely worth getting, I’ll tell you that.

Price: N13,500

Instagram: @NubanBeauty


CREME BRÛLÉE LIP GLASS BY TAOS COSMETICS

This is my favourite lipgloss right now (isn’t it obvious, haven’t got that much left)! I did share swatches in a previous post, see here. It’s super-pigmented and wears for an extended period of time. From the tube I’m sure it’s pretty obvious, I love this stuff.

Price: N3,000

BeautyDirectoryNG Listing: Taos Cometics

Instagram: @Taos_Inc


EYESHADOW PRIMER BY HOUSE OF TARA

Weird that I haven’t ever mentioned this once to you guys, but I LOVE this eyeshadow primer. It makes whatever eyeshadow I put on it pop, and my shadows do not crease.

Price: N3,500

Instagram: @HouseOfTara_Intl


BLACK LIQUID LINER BY ZARON

I call this my ‘liner topper’. I always use a gel liner and my trusty AMC Gel liner in 77 from Inglot is an old faithful.. still yet to discover a gel liner blacker than Inglot’s, but I digress. Anyway, so the order in which I do my makeup is I get my eyes done, before I move on to apply my foundation and all that. So whenever I go back to touch-up my eyes and once I’ve applied my lashes, I always go over my liner a second time and it’s this liquid liner by Zaron that does the trick. It’s got a glossy finish even after it dries so it just intensifies my liner, I love it!

Instagram: @ZaronCosmetics


LIP BUTTER BY R&R LUXURY

What’s more proof that you love a product than an ’empty’?? Do I really need to say more about this lip butter by R&R Luxury? This is the first thing I reach for as soon as I sit down at my vanity. I have nothing bad to say about it, it moisturizes your lips. I rarely wear it on its own, as I always apply some sort of lip product over it, but I really have zero complaints about this one!

Price: N750

Instagram: @RandRLuxury


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Where to Get a Decent Pedicure in Lagos

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WHERE TO GET A DECENT PEDICURE IN LAGOS

When it comes to a pedicure, I am EXTREMELY picky and rarely go anywhere other than these 4 places.

NAIL STUDIO

Whenever I want a thorough, proper pedicure the one place that never disappoints is Nail Studio.

The Nail Studio Beauty Center

9 Bishop Aboyade Cole, Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Telephone: +234 (0) 709 812 0606

Instagram: @TheNailStudioVI
Website: www.nailstudio.com.ng


THE NAIL BOUTIQUE

I just absolutely LOVE this space, if you want to see more pictures of the space you can check out the ‘Out and About’ post here. I would recommend you get their ‘Luxury Pedicure’ option, similar to the ‘Basic Pedicure’, but it includes a hot-wax procedure that I love! They also get a GOLD star for customer service.

The Nail Boutique

5, Wole Ariyo Street, Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1

Telephone: +234 (0) 8180003526
Instagram: @TheNailBoutiqueNG
Website: www.thenailboutique.ng


QM NAIL LOUNGE

Been going here since they first opened, and even moved locations. They are definitely on my list of options when I need a pedicure.

QM Nail Lounge & Spa

13 Emma Abimbola (Fola Osibo), Off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1

Telephone: +234 (0) 816070498
Instagram: @QMNail.Lounge


COLORS BY RL

When you have a look at the list of their services, you will know why this is one of my recommended spots. You can read more about this in their ‘Out and About’ post here.

Colors By RL

RADE MALL 21b Fola Osibo, Off Adebayo Doherty Street, Lekki Phase 1

Telephone: +234 (0) 8052560974
Instagram: @ColorsByRL



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SEMI PERMANENT LASHES – THE LASH LOUNGE

I’ve been giving my lashes a little breather from lash extensions this year, but The Lash Lounge is the one spot I always recommend to anyone who asks where to go. Sheun, the Head Lash Artist, is the absolute best and the lash extensions they use are the softest, lightest, most natural looking ever!

 

The Lash Lounge

18A Ahmadu Tijani, off Victoria Arobieke Street, Lekki Phase 1

Telephone: +234 (0) 8142358965
Instagram: @TheLashLounge
Website: www.thelashloungeng.com

 


EYEBROW THREADING – STELLA’S ADDICTION

Stella of Stella’s Addiction is literally the ONLY person I’ll let near my brows now. I think the fact that she’s a professional makeup artist helps, because she understands how important the brows are when it comes to framing a person’s face.

 

Stella’s Addiction

Walex Hub 5 Wole Ariyo Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1

Telephone: +234 (0) 8162606066
Instagram: @StellasAddiction
Website: www.stellasaddiction.com

 


MICROBLADING & SEMI PERMANENT MAKEUP – THE BEAUTY ATELIER

Kachi, the owner of, The Beauty Atelier, is literally a BEAST at Microblading. I follow her on Snapchat, she always shares her work, and I am yet to see a job she’s done that isn’t flawless. They also offer other beauty procedures like semi-permanent eyeliner (yes, you read that right). They are worth following on Instagram where you can check out all their work.

 

The Beauty Atelier

7 Niyi Okunubi Street, off Durosinmi-Etti Street, off Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1

Telephone: +234 (0)8099475555
Instagram: @The_Beauty_Atelier
Website: www.thebeautyatelier.ng

 


LASER HAIR REMOVAL – LASERDERM CLINICS

Laser hair removal is the BEST! But what a lot of people don’t know is that the machines used to perform the procedure differ, most especially for women of colour, specifically black women. The machine used to administer laser hair removal on darker skin tones is completely different from that used for other skin tones, so it’s not just any laser clinic you walk into. Laserderm Clinics use the appropriate machine for darker skintones  (I asked them personally), so that’s why I’m recommending them to you.

A lot of women suffer from stubborn hair growth in areas they’d rather not have it grow, e.g. the chin area, top lip, bikini line, etc. Laser Hair removal has been proven to be one of the best solutions for that and, over time, helps lighten up the area darkened by ingrown hair scars.

 

Laserderm Clinics

240C Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

Telephone: +234 (0) 8126777778
Instagram: @Laserderm_Clinics

 


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Let me know, in the comments, if you are enjoyed this post. I’ve got a couple more posts already drafted an ready to go over the coming days, but please let me know what sort of recommendations you would like to see.

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